Santa Paws: Pet Gift-Giving Do’s and Don’ts
Dogs can make you healthier, happier, and even keep you safe. Two out of every three American homes have a pet. That number significantly increased during the pandemic. And now that Christmas is around the corner, there may be another rush to add a fluffy or fido to the family. But there are a few things you should think about before gifting a pet this season.
High school football, Region 3B semifinals: James Monroe can't maintain early momentum, falls to Brentsville 48–28
NOKESVILLE—Even after his team built a three-touchdown lead in the first half of Friday’s Region 3B semifinal at Brentsville, James Monroe football coach George Coghill couldn’t seem to relax.fredericksburg.com
Dealing with Prediabetes: Don’t Sugarcoat It!
November is diabetes awareness month, but how much do you know about this disease? Are you at risk? Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal. It’s the stage before full-fledged diabetes develops. 88 million American adults have prediabetes, but more than 84 percent don’t even know they have it.
The scary truth about Halloween: These tips will help keep your kids safe
ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) - Got your costume? Candy? Your route all planned out? But do you know where the real danger lurks on Halloween? Between the delta variant haunting our plans to unsafe costumes and dangerous treats, there’s a lot to think about this holiday.
3 Top Tips to Become Climate Forward
ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire)– Grocery bags, clothes, and even your produce can have an impact on climate change. Something as simple as the cotton shirt you’re wearing may be hurting the environment. According to the <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/16/your-money/fight-climate-change.html https://stanfordmag.org/contents/paper-plastic-or-reusable" target="_blank">New York Times</a>, making one shirt uses more water than a single person drinks in a year. So, what are five ways you can help the environment?
Father arrested after toddler found gun in ‘Paw Patrol’ backpack and killed mother on Zoom
Veondre Avery, the child’s 22-year-old father, faces charges after the toddler found a gun in a "Paw Patrol" backpack and accidentally killed Shamaya Lynn, 21, on Aug. 11 in Altamonte Springs, Fla., according to the state attorney’s office.washingtonpost.com
Gaetz friend asks for more time to cooperate with feds
Joel Greenberg, the friend of U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz who pleaded guilty earlier this year to sex trafficking, asked a judge on Tuesday to postpone his sentencing until next year so he can continue cooperating with federal authorities. Greenberg asked the federal judge in a court filing to move his sentencing date from mid-November to next March. The extra time will give the former local tax collector from an Orlando suburb more time to sit for interviews with federal investigators, the filing said.news.yahoo.com
Person of Interest ‘Rebuffed’ by Missing Florida College Student Kills Himself
via Instagram/Orange County Sheriff's OfficeLocal authorities in Orlando, Florida, said Monday that a maintenance worker they had identified as a person of interest in the disappearance of 19-year-old Miya Marcano—who has been missing since Friday—was found dead in an apparent suicide.Orange County Sheriff John Mina said that Armando Manuel Caballero, 27, a maintenance employee where Miya Marcano lived and worked, had repeatedly expressed “romantic interest” in the Valencia College sophomore—andnews.yahoo.com
Parents say toddler was sexually assaulted by another child on Disney cruise, sue for $20M
A Vermont family who says their 3-year-old daughter was molested by another child while attending the youth club aboard a Disney Cruise last year is suing the cruise line for $20 million, according to the suit filed Friday in the federal court in Orlando.news.yahoo.com
KISD takes steps to keep educators
In terms of quarantine rules, Ladapo eliminated previous mandates requiring students to quarantine for at least four days off campus if they've been exposed. Under the new guidelines, students who have been exposed can continue going to campus, “without restrictions or disparate treatment," provided they are asymptomatic. They can also quarantine, but no longer than seven days, provided they do not get sick. Ladapo, who previously was a UCLA doctor and health policy researcher, shares the governor's approach to managing the coronavirus pandemic. Alachua County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Carlee Simon called the Department of Health rule changes “disingenuous."dailytimes.com
More Florida school districts to require masks in battle against governor’s order
At least seven districts, accounting for more than a million students, are in defiance of DeSantis’s order banning mask mandatesFDA gives full approval to Pfizer vaccine for Covid-19 The first day of school at Barbara Goleman Senior High School in Miami Lakes, Florida on Monday. Photograph: Cristóbal Herrera/EPA Florida’s battle over school mask mandates has reached the governor’s doorstep after education leaders in the state capital, Tallahassee, became the latest to defy Ron DeSantis’s ban. Ronews.yahoo.com
Florida mayor urges water limits because of COVID-19 surge
The mayor of the Florida city of Orlando asked residents on Friday to stop watering their lawns and washing their cars for a least a week, saying water usage needed to be cut back because of the recent surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations. The Orlando Utility Commission treats the city's water with liquid oxygen and supplies that ordinarily go toward water treatment have been diverted to hospitals for patients suffering from the virus, Mayor Buddy Dyer said. “We acknowledge that the No. 1 priority for the liquid oxygen should be for hospitals," Dyer said at a news conference.news.yahoo.com
Florida breaks record for COVID-19 hospitalizations
A day after it recorded the most new daily cases since the start of the pandemic, Florida on Sunday broke a previous record for current hospitalizations, as the number of patients in hospitals because of COVID-19 once again broke through the 10,000-person threshold. The Sunshine State had 10,207 people hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to data reported to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The previous record was from more than a year ago, July 23, 2020, more than a half-year before vaccinations started becoming widespread, when Florida had 10,170 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Hospital Association.news.yahoo.com
Frontier announces new Harlingen-Orlando flights
HARLINGEN — Vegas or Disney World, take your pick. A week after unveiling twice-weekly direct flights between Harlingen and Las Vegas, Frontier Airlines on Tuesday revealed plans for direct flights between Valley International Airport and Orlando, Florida.myrgv.com
Animatronic Biden joining Hall of Presidents at Disney World
Forget an inauguration ceremony. The true indicator of having made it as president is being added to the Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World in Florida, an honor President Joe Biden will soon receive. Disney World officials said Monday that they were putting the finishing touches on the animatronic Biden replica ahead of its debut next month at the Magic Kingdom attraction that features a tableau of the nation's presidents.news.yahoo.com
Feds will keep definition of metro at 50,000-person minimum
Facing criticism from small cities that feared losing status and funding, the federal government said Tuesday that it won’t raise the population threshold for what qualifies as a metro area. The Office of Budget and Management said it will keep the minimum population needed in a community's core city at 50,000 residents in order to be designated a “metropolitan statistical area," also known as an MSA. The federal government had been considering doubling that threshold to 100,000 people.news.yahoo.com
Biden on Miami building collapse: 'There's nothing worse than having to wait and wonder'
Before designating a national memorial on Friday at the site of the deadly 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting, the president drew a parallel between the families of the victims in Orlando and those waiting for news about loved ones missing in Surfside.news.yahoo.com