Hurricane News

Some tree 'defects' don’t predict whether a tree will fall in a hurricane

Just because a tree looks a bit odd or damaged, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to topple during a tropical storm or hurricane...

FEMA extends deadline to apply for federal disaster assistance

FEMA has extended the application deadline to Jan. 12, 2023, for survivors in...

FEMA is hiring Florida workers

FEMA is conducting local hiring for more than 300 jobs in Brandon, Fort Myers, Kissimmee, Orlando and Sarasota. The agency is seeking people with experience in customer service, logistics, …
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Coronavirus Updates
Most of Florida is now at high risk of COVID-19. Glades and Hendry County (highlighted on map) are at medium risk. [Image courtesy CDC]

Most of Florida at high risk for COVID-19

Most of Florida is now considered at “high” risk for COVID-19 according to the Centers for Disease Control.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) map shows counties at high risk for COVID-19 in red, medium risk in yellow and low risk in green. Okeechobee County (medium risk in yellow) is outlined.

Palm Beach County at high risk from COVID-19

The COVID-19 virus is spreading again in Florida, according to data shared June 3 by the Florida Department of Health.

New covid positivity in Florida at 3.8%

TALLAHASSEE – For the week of April 1-7, Florida’s new COVID-19 positivity rate was 3.8%.
Human Interest
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Adopt a Peet: Meet Snoopy

Hi Doggo Peeps just checking in to see if anyone is looking to fall in Love this fall!
Meet Linx

Adopt a pet: Meet Linx

INDIANTOWN — Are you looking for a sweet loving boy?
Meet Sterling

Adopt a pet: Meet Sterling

Meowiser power peeps!  I am wishing for my very own pad to chill out and have a family of my own.
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Community News

AAA will rescue more than 483,000 stranded drivers Memorial Day weekend

A recent AAA survey found that 52% of Floridians plan to get a professional vehicle inspection...

One in three people facing hunger unlikely to qualify for SNAP

For the 13th year, Feeding America has published its landmark research study, Map the Meal Gap...

Treasure Coast Food Bank seeking serving sites for Summer Meals Program

While school is out this summer, and food costs are expected to continue to squeeze household budgets, more families...
TALLAHASSEE – On May 24, the League of Women Voters of Florida,sued Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and Secretary of State Cord Byrd ...
WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Florida to supplement state and local recovery efforts …
A federal judge Monday affirmed Delaware legislation enacted in 2022 that regulates assault weapons and large-capacity magazines.

IRSC's 2023 student and faculty award winners announced

At the culmination of each academic year, Indian River State College recognizes students...

IRSC partners to address training needs for the rail industry

MxV Rail and Indian River State College (IRSC) signed a strategic partnership and memorandum of understanding...
Wildlife & Environment

Lt. Governor Nuñez promotes water safety ahead of Memorial Day

Drowning is preventable, and the State of Florida works to educate Floridians and visitors on safe recreation...

1,285 acres in Highlands County to join Florida Wildlife Corridor

Thanks to a unanimous Cabinet vote, 21,063 more acres of the Florida Wildlife Corridor gained permanent protection ....

What to do with an armadillo?

It is very common to find your yard being dug up throughout the year in our area due to...
Sierra Club Florida Stands with NAACP, LULAC, the Human Rights Campaign, the Florida Immigrant Coalition, and Equality Florida....
On May 23, Sierra Club Florida released its Florida Legislative Scorecard for 2023.
The governor said it wasn’t his bill, but he was plainly happy to sign it. Not long after a few strokes of his pen, he flew off into a new darkness. The news media promptly found Ron …
April is all about Earth Month, but for Florida farmers, sustainability is a way of life, …
April is all about Earth Month, but for Florida farmers, sustainability is a way of life, …
SNAP recipients can get double the value of their benefits when they purchase fresh fruits ... .
Florida officials waived toll collections to facilitate evacuations as local officials issued mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders in anticipation of Hurricane Ian.
WASHINGTON -- President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. approved Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s request for an emergency declaration on Sept. 24, ahead of Tropical Storm Ian. The declaration authorizes …
On May 2, AARP Florida announced a variety of AARP resources available to Floridians as they prepare for Hurricane Season ...
Nation & World

Thousands gather to mark Srebrenica massacre, bury victims

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of people converged on the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica Monday to mark the 27th anniversary of Europe’s only acknowledged genocide since the …

New coronavirus mutant raises concerns in India and beyond

The quickly changing coronavirus has spawned yet another super contagious omicron mutant that’s worrying scientists as it gains ground in India and pops up in numerous other countries, including …

Srebrenica women honored for highlighting 1995 massacre

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — They were the ones who lived in a world in which their husbands, sons, brothers, uncles and nephews were massacred. They were the ones who fought to make sure …

Some Russians won't halt war protests, despite arrest fears

Ever since Russia invaded Ukraine, Anastasia has started her day by composing an anti-war message and posting it on the wall at the entrance of her apartment block in the industrial city of Perm in …

Early prescription refills permitted under State of Emergency

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 22-219, expanding the State of Emergency statewide....

Boy dies in hot car parked outside Miami area Jewish center

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy died after being left in a car outside a South Florida preschool where both his parents are staff members, police said. The child was one of several …

Rural Florida county shocked by fentanyl deaths over holiday

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A small, largely rural county west of Florida’s capital saw an unheard-of spike in deadly drug overdoses believed to be caused by fentanyl mixed with other illegal drugs, …

$28.4 million in funding awarded to 23 Florida communities

On June 21, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded more than $28.4 million in funding for economic growth...