Genetically engineered mosquitoes could be released in Florida

A genetically modified male mosquito named OX5034 has received both state and federal approval to be released into the Florida Keys now through 2022, against the objection of many local residents and a coalition of environmental advocacy groups.

Florida logs new record with nearly 11,500 coronavirus cases in single day

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP/WJW) — The Fourth of July holiday weekend began Saturday with some sobering numbers in the Sunshine State: Florida logged a record number of people testing positive for the coronavirus. State health officials reported 11,445 new cases, a single-day record since the pandemic began earlier this year. The latest count brings the […]

Alcohol consumption suspended at all Florida bars as coronavirus cases spike

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Alcohol consumption has been suspended at all bars throughout the State of Florida as coronavirus cases continue to increase. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation announced via Twitter on Friday it was suspending on-premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide. The suspension went into effect immediately. The Florida DBPR has […]

Face masks required in Florida Keys until June 2021

KEY WEST, Fla. (WJW) — One Florida county that houses a popular tourist destination is mandating the wearing of masks until June 2021. According to the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners, the board voted Wednesday to make facial coverings mandatory throughout Monroe County, effective immediately. Officials say facial coverings over the nose and mouth […]

Record single-day increase: Florida reports nearly 4,000 new coronavirus cases

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CNN) — For the second consecutive day, Florida announced a record number of new coronavirus cases Friday, adding almost 4,000 reports for a total approaching 90,000. That broke the previous record set just Thursday, when 3,207 reports were added, according to the state Health Department. The Sunshine State has “all the markings of […]