The Florida Department of health reports ten new cases of locally transmitted Zika in the same area of Miami-Dade Counties where four were discovered recently. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a local travel notice for the area, warning women that are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant to avoid the area. Governor Scott is asking the CDC to send an emergency response team to the area.
OneBlood Florida will now test all donations for the Zika virus. There are four suspected cases of the virus in the Miami area that are apparently not travel related. Tests of donations will also be done in all blood collections Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina.
What’s left of the old Red Rose Inn in Plant City will be auctioned off this Saturday. There will be everything from bedroom sets to kitchen items. The Inn will become the home Florida Rehabilitation and Recovery Services, a drug and alcohol recovery center sometime by the end of the year.
An Instagram post that said the Pulse Nightclub would reopen as a memorial to the 49 people who died there after the worst mass shooting in our country’s history was a little premature. The owners sent out a notice yesterday that the club is still closed, and they would like to have a memorial on site someday.
The Tampa Bay Rays have traded three players. Outfielder Brandon Guyer, pitcher Matt Moore and infielder Steve Pearce to three teams in return for six minor league players
For the first time in the troubled history of Allegiant airlines, they’ve bought new planes. The twelve current-generation models of Airbus’ A320 narrow body jets will not go into service however until sometime in 2017 or 2018.
Sad new statistics from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. So far this year, 71 manatees have been hit and killed by boats. One thing being blamed for deaths is the rise of polluted waterways where the manatees used to live, and the lower cost of gas sending more people out on the water.