Florida News that impacts you – November 6th
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- Yesterday's COVID-19 new case count, at over 6,200 cases, was the highest since August 15th in Florida. The weekly average of daily cases is nearing 4,700 daily which is also the highest since late August.
- A day after the passage of the 2nd Constitutional Amendment funded by him passed, attorney John Morgan said he’s done with “politics and petitions”. The first comment is as interesting as the last as Morgan had also stated a day before that Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried “has disqualified herself from statewide office” after failing to openly support his amendment. Morgan had funded Fried’s campaign and been an overt backer. Ruling out a run for governor himself, while trashing the state’s most prominent Democrat who will likely seek the office, is a notable development.
- Good news on the jobs front. Florida’s weekly unemployment filings reached another new low since the onset of the pandemic in March.
- Florida’s first tagged Great White of the fall migration has been pinged just off of Key Largo. The 15-foot female named Unama’ki, was originally tagged off of Panama City Beach and researchers believe she’s on her way back to the panhandle for the purpose of pupping. Different by related...
- A record 18-inch Lionfish was caught by a spearfisherman at Destin Beach. FWC confirmed the record catch which was nearly an inch bigger than the previous record. Lionfish are an invasive species which FWC recommends the removal of from Florida’s waters.
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