Protests in Florida Peaceful Despite Weekend Riots

Protesters gathered in downtown Orlando to show support for George Floyd on Saturday, May 30, 2020. George Floyd died after a confrontation while in police custody on Monday, May 25, 2020. Photo and Caption: Ira Bostic/Shutterstock.com Protests have erupted across the Sunshine State and nationwide after the May 25 death of George Floyd, a black

Walt Disney World to Tentatively Open in July; SeaWorld in June

Photo Credit: ErikAggie/Pixabay.com Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom theme parks would re-open to tourists July 11, and SeaWorld would welcome guests a month earlier on June 11, if Gov. Ron DeSantis approves the plans presented on Wednesday, May 27 to an Orange County task force. Despite being another major tourist attraction in

Ron DeSantis Appoints Two South Floridians to Florida Supreme Court

Photo of the Florida State Capitol Building in Tallahassee, FL, USA on May 3, 2020. Photo: Felix Mizioznikov/Shutterstock.com There are now two new additions to the Florida Supreme Court thanks to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. DeSantis appointed 42-year-old Palm Beach County circuit judge Renatha Francis and 41-year-old Miami attorney John Couriel at a press conference

Vacation Rentals in Florida Could Reopen Again Very Soon

Photo: Paul Brennan/Pixabay.com According to Ron DeSantis, vacation rentals that were ordered to close down due to the coronavirus pandemic may be able to open up again soon, pending they submit requests to the governor before reopening the vacation rentals. The Florida governor made the announcement on Friday, May 15 via The News Service of

State Leaders Say Florida Universities To Reopen in the Fall

Students walk to classes by the USF Bull mascot near the Marshall Student Center on the University of South Florida college campus quad in Tampa, FL, USA on January 15, 2020. Photo and Caption: Leigh Trail/Shutterstock.com State higher education leaders announced Monday, May 18 that Florida’s public university campuses will reopen in the fall. Details

Florida Holds Its Breath as It Reopens Its Bars, Gyms and Restaurants Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

People use the treadmills and other equipment at Optimum Gym in Tampa on Monday, May 18, the first day it was back open for members. Caption and Photo: www.cnn.com Local bars and diners in Miami-Dade and Broward County threw open its doors to residents and tourists itching to get back to normal on Monday, May

Florida Inmates Test Positive for Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate

A prison officer leading a prisoner in handcuffs. Photo: LightField Studios/Shutterstock.com In Miami-Dade alone, nearly 500 jail inmates have tested positive for the virus so far. This accounts for 41% of inmates tested in Miami jails. Approximately 481 inmates of 1,166 inmates have tested positive, according to a memo released by Miami-Dade’s corrections department on

Governor Ron DeSantis: Florida Could Host NFL Games in the Fall

Aerial view of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Photo and Caption:  felixtm/Depositphotos.com Governor DeSantis said on May 13 that the University of Florida (UF) could allow NFL teams to use Florida Field, better known as the Swamp if they need venues to play football in the fall. The Florida

St. Pete Pier Closed Until Further Notice Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Photo: www.fox13news.com The St. Petersburg Pier will remain closed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. The City of St. Petersburg gave an original grand opening date of May 30 but fears about spreading the novel coronavirus forced the City to postpone the reopening of the Pier until proper phased guidelines are announced by

Florida Launches Stricter Testing Mandates as Coronavirus Spreads Through Nursing Homes

An elderly handicapped woman wearing a face mask during the coronavirus outbreak. Photo and Caption: FamVeld/Shutterstock.com Florida announced stricter rules for long-term care facilities as the number of deaths connected to those centers continues to climb. The latest numbers released by the Florida Department of Health (DOH) show 745 residents and staff at long-term care