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Gov. Ron DeSantis, Wife Welcome New Daughter Mamie is 7 pounds and 4 ounces.

DoD isolating critical troops and commanders to be ready in a crisis amid pandemic Some of the most critical US senior military commanders and nuclear and special operations forces are now operating under extraordinary protection measures to…

Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8 in 2021 The Tokyo Olympics will open next year.

Coronavirus response highlights deepening partisan divide NEW YORK — In Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti has instituted a shutdown on a city of nearly 4 million people and threatened uncooperative…

South Florida mayors join Gov. DeSantis at media conference regarding importance of staying home - Local leaders are joining forces to send a message to South Florida residents — you’re safer at home. The mayors…

Social Distancing Orders Extended; Online Learning Starts Locally Online learning begins Monday at school districts throughout Central Florida and Tampa Bay. Schools statewide are closed through April 15.

Trump Extends Coronavirus Social Distancing Guidelines to April 30 The president's 15-day guidelines were set to expire Monday.

Teen dies, 20-year-old critically injured in Putnam County crash The crash happened Sunday evening on Browns Landing Road.

Pitbull shares new song, offers advice amid COVID-19 pandemic 305 is delivering a message of hope during the COVID-19 crisis. South Florida’s own Pitbull shared a sneak peek of his…

Pet adoptions steady, uptick in foster applications at local animal shelters - Social distancing can be lonely for those who live alone, but animal shelters across South Florida are reporting renewed interest from…

Justice Department reviews stock trades by lawmakers after coronavirus briefings Public scrutiny of the lawmakers’ market activity has centered on whether members of Congress sought to profit from the information they obtained in non-public briefings.

Birthday parades trending as South Florida families observe social distancing - Birthdays have become difficult for families to share, so many of them have come together to put on some extra…

Employee at Fort Lauderale Assisted Living Facility Tests Positive for COVID-19 An employee at a Fort Lauderdale assisted living facility has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the facility Sunday evening. In a statement, Atria Willow Wood said nine staff members have been tested for the virus. Six tested negative, but two other tests are still pending.

South Florida Property Owners Offer Free, Affordable Rentals for Family of Doctors, Nurses Fighting COVID-19 Pandemic Doctors, nurses and other first responders have been the first line of defense against the spread of the novel coronavirus in Florida. And, as those health care workers continue to put their lives on the line to fight the pandemic every day, local property owners are volunteering to help protect their families.

I-95 checkpoint shuts down at Florida-Georgia border after traffic backs up for miles The checkpoint screening travelers coming from COVID-19 hot spots was shut down for four hours due to traffic issues.

Amazon workers to stage walkout, demanding closure of Staten Island facility Amazon employees at the company’s Staten Island, New York, facility plan to walk off the job Monday amid allegations the online retail giant…

As St. Johns County beaches close, boat ramps remain open Johns County beaches have officially closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, but many people still hit the water on Sunday.

South Florida Stores Face Shortage of Cleaning Supplies Due to COVID-19 Proper hygiene has been the number one recommendation from health officials when it comes to stopping the spread of the coronavirus. But, some shoppers in South Florida say they've been having trouble finding basic cleaning supplies. Jennifer Isaac, a dialysis patient, walked out of a Walmart in Miami Gardens empty-handed.

Florida man arrested for threatening COVID-19 contamination The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office arrested a man Sunday after he made threats to spread COVID-19 by spraying an unknown substance at the entrance to a business.

2 dead, 2 injured in 4 separate Jacksonville incidents Two men died and two more men were wounded in four separate incidents Sunday in Jacksonville, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Florida Coronavirus I-95 Checkpoint Reopen After Being Backed Up For Miles Traffic was backed up for miles along I-95 heading from Georgia to Florida on Sunday at a checkpoint screening motorists entering the state from areas experiencing substantial community spread of coronavirus.

Hallandale Beach woman makes face masks to be donated to Memorial Health - A Hallandale Beach woman has been making the most of her time spent at home by making hundreds of face…

Camden County mandates curfew, installs traffic checkpoints A 72-hour moratorium will also be in effect until Wednesday at 6 p.m. on new reservations at hotels and short-term rentals.

Publix begins installing plexiglass barriers in stores MIAMI - Publix stores have begun installing plexiglass barriers at their stores across South Florida. Cellphone video recorded at a Publix in Miami captured…

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