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Search for Bodies Concludes at Florida Condo Collapse Site
"After a grueling month, search and recovery efforts have ended in Surfside, Florida. That's where a condo building collapsed, killing almost 100 people. The responders have now left, but one expert says a danger persists from member station W. Lrn. Veronica's are ago via reports in a video posted by the Miami Dade Fire Rescue. First responders returned to headquarters and received an applause and hugs from loved ones. Daniella Living cover the mayor of Miami Dade County, greeted them to each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart. You have shown the world what superheroes look like back in Surfside Structural engineer Alan Kill Shimmer is warning officials that a perimeter wall Right by the road, where the building once stood, could also crumble. The town hired him to investigate the buildings collapse. The county says it's
'Hollywood Ripper' Sentenced to Death for Killing, Mutilating Women
"Known as the Hollywood Ripper has been sentenced to death after being found guilty of killing two women in L. A, including one who was murdered before going on a date with a famous actor Michael Guardiola was convicted of stabbing and mutilating Ashley Lrn in 2000 and one For her date with actor Ashton Kutcher. That night. He also killed Maria Bruno in 2000 and five inside her El Monte apartment before the judge handed down his sentence. The lone survivor of guard Julio's attacks Michelle Murphy, And Ashley Lawrence father told the court how one man destroyed So many lives. February 21st 2000 and one is the day the music diet. Monster exists among us. How was it fair that one person's actions can destroy the lives of so many
"Hollywood Ripper" Michael Garguilo Sentenced to Death for 2 Murders, Attempted Murder
"The man known as the Hollywood Ripper has been sentenced to death after being found guilty of killing two women in L. A, including one who was murdered before going on a date with a famous actor Michael Guardiola was convicted of stabbing and mutilating Ashley Lrn in 2000 and one For her date with actor Ashton Kutcher. That night. He also killed Maria Bruno in 2000 and five inside her El Monte apartment before the judge handed down his sentence. The lone survivor of guard Julio's attacks Michelle Murphy, And Ashley Lawrence father told the court how one man destroyed So many lives. February 21st 2000 and one is the day the music diet. Monster exists among us. How was it fair that one person's actions can destroy the lives of so many
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"I'm Tanya, mostly And I'm Peter O'Dowd. This is here and now we're following reaction to the guilty verdict in the Derrick Show Vin trial in Minneapolis. But we're also tracking events in Russia, where today police detained dozens of demonstrators who support the jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny. Protests came as President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual address to the nation. NPR's Lucian Kim was watching and he joins us now from Moscow. Allusion. First of all, what can you tell us about Alexey Navalny? He's been on a hunger strike. His health has been getting very bad. How's he doing? What? We don't know much about his condition because so little reliable information is getting out. The Russian prison service insists Navalny's condition is satisfactory, but he's been on hunger strike for more than three weeks now. He announced that hunger strike because he said he was being denied medical attention for back pain and numbness in his legs and arms. And he thinks there might be a link between those issues and his poisoning last summer with a chemical weapon that he, of course blames on the Kremlin. Navalny's lawyers are occasionally let in to see him and Navalny continues to get out messages which his team posts on social media. Just yesterday, he jokingly described himself as a walking skeleton. Who would scare any kids into eating his porridge? Um, did also say that hearing that the whole world supports him is helping him stay alive. Well now, apparently, the Kremlin is also trying to outlaw his political organization. Why is that? That's right now. Bonnie's organization is called the Anti Corruption Foundation and has been around for about a decade. They've made some pretty spectacular investigations into government corruption, and their most watched YouTube videos get tens of millions of views. The organization also has a network of offices across Russia, giving navalny and organizational backbone nationwide. The authorities want to brand it an extremist organization. That will give them the right to prosecute its members and ban their investigations basically all their activities on shutdown Navalny's movement completely and putting it basically into the same category as Isis. No President Putin didn't even mention his name during his large national annual speech today. Was that a surprise to you at all? No right. Putin hasn't said anything about Navalny's health, and Putin never mentions involved his name on tries not to talk about him at all. We do know that Putin has been forced to talk about Navalny's condition in phone calls with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron because they specifically asked him about that. Putin's spokesman is no different from his boss. He's gotten so frustrated by journalist questions that yesterday he told reporters. He'd stop commenting on Navalny's condition He's directed all questions. To the Russian prison service, which, of course, is notoriously stingy with information. Assed for the speech. Yet it was, you know, Putin State of the Nation address. It was devoted completely to Putin promising billions of dollars on AIDS to families and infrastructure actually, a little bit like President Biden. And what did we hear in that speech about the conflict or potential conflict with Ukraine as Russian troops amassed on the border there? Well, not specifically about Ukraine. What we heard was Putin's usual message of Don't mess with Russia. You can't push us around with your sanctions, he said. The West shouldn't cross any red lines on added that Russia would determine where those red lines are in each concrete case, so in the context of this huge military build up on the border with Ukraine. That does sound very threatening. The Biden administration says there haven't been so many Russian troops on the Ukrainian border since 2014 when Russia first intervened militarily and Ukraine's president and was trying desperately to talk to Putin for days now. And I got the stuff. You worked there and so sorry. I gotta stop you right there. I'm so sorry. Lucy and NPR's Lucian Kim. Thank you. Thank you. Well, it's Earth Day tomorrow, and you may have heard some of our reporting Syriza's covering climate, now part of a global journalism collaboration to strengthen coverage of climate change. Today. We're looking at the carbon footprint of something we rely on the Internet and new research on the impact of Internet cables on the ocean floor. Danny Rivero is from member station W. Lrn in Miami and reports on what are TIC tac videos and Netflix streams mean for the environment. This idea of our photos, texts and embarrassing Facebook videos, all being stored in the cloud is part of a strategy from major tech companies to create a specific perception. So, says Hunter von, an environmental media scholar at the University of Colorado. Boulder To make the general public think that digital culture, online culture and the Internet as a thing is intangible that it's in material, and then it kind of exists often some ether where it's not connected to reality, Von says. Instead of thinking up to the cloud We should really be thinking down down to the bottom of the ocean..
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Miami Beach curfew, causeway closures extended through April 12 to control unruly crowds
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"Lrn, Migrant farm workers often face grueling 12 hour days in the field during harvest season. Florida employs the most seasonal migrant farm workers of any state in the country. Agriculture's a big part of the state's economy, and Palm Beach County is the breadbasket of the state. Years long fight has led to a slight federal wage increase for H two a guest workers These of the workers who helped cultivate things like the squash the tomatoes and spices that you get the supermarket. Wendy Roads covered the story for the Palm Beach Post. And she joins us now, Wendy Great to have you. Hi. Thank you so much for having me So when the the lowest hourly pay rate now goes up, But let me help me understand? You know, with farm workers. How? How are they paid? So they're paid Well, it's a little farm workers is kind of like a general term right because there's migrant workers and seasonal workers in each to a workers, and they're all slightly different. So this affect the H two a workers. So these air workers that come into the United States from other come countries just on a temporary basis for a specific project, and the way that they're paid is that they have to get The hire of the local prevailing wages, the state's federal minimum wage or something called the adverse effect. Wait, wait. So in Florida. The highest of those is the adverse effect way Drake, which has just gone up from 11, 71 12 away per hour, So there's just a few different categories that officials look at, and they have to pay the highest of the three categories. And my understanding is that this battle did it start because a couple years ago, former Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia froze those wages, right? That's right. That's exactly what happened. And, um and so United Farm Workers union brought a lawsuit against the Department of Labor, which was just settled. Um so yeah, so that an increase is effective immediately Remind us to who the United Farm workers are. United find workers is is a labor is a labor union, and they're the ones their labor union for farm workers, and that's beginning that food. Um Sued the department labor and they were represented by by farmworker Justice, which is a nada kissing and legal organization. Indicated on their behalf and represented them. Yeah, but going back to the wage Freeze. Why did the labor Secretary freeze those wages? Well, that's a really good question. That's that's the golden question. Um, you know, I think that there hasn't been a tremendous appetite. And in recent administrations for raising wages in general on did you see that right now? They can't seem to get through a federal unemployment rate. Wage hike here in the state of Florida. We have also, obviously just this year passed a graduated wage hike for minimum wages that goes into effect between now and incrementally between now and 2024. But just in general, we haven't really had an administration. That's been pro wage hike. Yeah, I'm gonna come back to these each to a workers. Just as you said. You can't really see farmworkers is such a general term. Because you have a number of different types of workers. But the H two way specifically, they are allowed to come into this country for specific work and for spec specific amount of time, right? Exactly what do they do? Yeah, So So for the actuary workers. They work on farms. They're usually picking or collecting fruits and vegetables. Sometimes not so about 90% of them Come from Mexico. Did you come from other countries as well but predominantly from Mexico? And they come up here for a very special fied period of time. So maybe they'll come up here to work. Um, you know, just during watermelon picking season and that they picked watermelons between this state in this state. They haven't arrival date and end date already scheduled before they come, and they're housed at the farm. So the farmers that employees engaged to a worker's provide them. They have to reimburse their transportation to and from the country, and they also provide them housing and transportation to the fields each day. Mm. You know, I was wondering about this aspect of the story is that every year states that have aged we workers they have toe turn in wage surveys. Correct for these aged, we workers. They do They do. Um, So those wage surveys are very specifically designed to protect American workers. Because we've all heard people say Well, foreign workers come in. They take American jobs They worked for for low wages, and they take American jobs. So this was designed to make sure that that didn't happen. It was designed T o. It's twofold. Really, The primary Reason was to make sure that foreign workers weren't undercutting American workers for the same job. It's also a side effect protects foreign workers to make sure that they're not understand it. You know that they're not underpaid, you know that they're not working for $5 an hour, but the primary reason is to protect American workers so that American workers get At first crack at the job, Um But but these waves service each state has to turn them in, and Florida completely neglected to return them for the entire 2019 and only 400 of them in 200 in 2000 and 18. And when I reached out to the Department of Economic Opportunity, which is tasked with returning these surveys, getting them completed in return in return, they neglected to say why they didn't return them. They said they were gonna get back to me. But then they never did. All right. And what you had said again in 2019 the hand turn it any surveys in 2018. They had only turned in 10 of 400. I mean, I mean, if that's the case, then would we be able to say Hold on a second. American workers could be hurt because this or is the H U H two a workers who could be be underpaid because of this or both. Well, it could be either both or neither. Because we don't know the true reason why the state has not returned the surveys. I've certainly talked to farmworker advocates. Have a pine that the reason that the state hasn't returned. The surveys is because it bite force the wages higher and they're trying to avoid giving an increase in wages increase that the lawsuit Uh, Mandated like it said only went from 11 71 an hour to 12. Oh, eight an hour, So it was. It was very small. It is an increasing on the left. But I think the idea that advocate The advocate there pretty much rallying around is the idea that if the wage surveys were properly returned it with force the state to have to offer higher wages, right arm was in a state to have enough for higher wages. When did you get a sense of you know which workers Florida growers prefer? Um, yeah. I mean, absolutely. I think people want to hire American workers. Absolutely. That is. The first choice is to hire an employee American. The problem is is that there's very few Americans that want to work on farm. I can I can tell you as it was presented to me. Um bye bye. Representative Rick Ross, who's who covers West Palm Beach and has a farm here in Palm Beach. He said. How many people do you know that? That girl thing I want to be a farm. A farmer. I wanna pick strawberries. You know, I wanna I wanna pick oranges..
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"From around the world Adapted for Today's families that circle round available on apple podcasts. It's here And now around the world, Sea turtles have had a tough time. Climate change is heating up the beaches where they nest in the waters where they live. Plastic is strangling them straws impaling them out in the ocean. There's potentially good news about sea turtles in South Florida near Biscayne Bay, which has had some major pollution. Jenny's to let a bitch from member station W. Lrn recently spotted dozens of turtles in the bay and that a fisherman who says he's seen him more. In a flat Calm day this summer, Dirk Jacobs was piloting his 22 Ft Fishing Boat south near Miami, just outside Biscayne Bay. Jacobs has been fishing around South Florida and in Biscayne Bay since 1967 I've seen the ups and downs. I've seen the reason the horrible and I seen him look good that day, he says he saw something few people have ever seen. Hundreds of sea turtles like a herd of buffalo thundering along the outer reef looked down. It was crystal clear, and there was Just turtle after turtle after turtle after turtle, and it went on for However far it is from Stan's cut down about specific late. You're looking out on the water, and it was one eternal after another. If he truly saw hundreds of kernels, that would be something spectacular. Chris Sasso is a fisheries biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Seeing hundreds of turtles would be spectacular because Marine biologists know hardly anything about what turtles do it. See. Scientists think Jacob's probably saw green Sea turtles, along with loggerheads and other turtles that live around South Florida. They nest on beaches. But once they hatch, they're outta here. Females come back to beaches where they were born. Too late eggs, But males never return. That means almost everything we know about turtles and how we can protect them is based on this very brief time they spend on beaches once they head out to sea. It's a mystery. It's a bit like bobbing for apples blindfolded in a way because it may not know exactly where to look. Kate Mansfield is director of the University of Central Florida's Marine Turtle Research Group. Marine biologist says it's her mission to uncover this time that see what scientists call the turtle lost years. It takes about 25 so 35 years for a sea turtle to reach maturity, so they have to survive those 2 to 3 decades out in the open ocean researchers used to think after hatching. The baby turtles floated aimlessly added. See, and that's of seaweed called Sir Gasam. The star Ghassan is loaded with crabs and other kinds of turtle food. There's this big circular syriza of currents in the Atlantic called the North Atlantic subtropical gyre. And the Gulf stream, so everyone just assumed that they would just ride this current around from the Gulf Stream, Tonto, the North Atlantic current, which would take him over to the Azores, But now researchers had these tiny satellite trackers they can attach to the backs of baby turtles, and those trackers are telling a different story. Many of the baby turtles are actually swimming against currents and heading into the star gas. Oh, see, that's the area at the center of all these Atlantic currents filled with all that turtle food, So it's really cool is that the Sargasso Sea is emerging as a very important nursery habitat for Ah lot of sea turtles that emerged off of our beaches up and down the Florida coast. So why does all this matter to the turtles that the fishermen saw on July your Biscayne Bay? They literally just got back from the torch. You guys like I'm still putting like some stuff, You know Cream on my base. Kristen Hart is really good at tracking animals. She's a population Ecologist with the U. S Geological Survey. Some go really far and come back, but some actually don't this game is uniquely situated. Along the migratory corridor for a lot of animals. So that's one of my questions generally, like Am I gonna have a lot of resident animals? Are they just gonna be cooking through heart Thinks waters around this game Bay may be home to more turtles and scientists had thought and watching them could provide really important clues about those lost years and how turtles mate What we thought we knew Because a lot of the tiger has been a nesting females. You tracked them back to where they go, and then you're like, OK, it lives there. But if you're male, or if you're becoming a mature individual, when are you making you're what I call risky movements or where you're going to meet and if turtles are staying near Biscayne Bay, bustling with boat traffic and in normal times Cruise ships and freighters. What threats do they face? That's where Sasso the know a marine biologist comes in. He's studying how ocean traffic effects turtles. It may be that turtles like manatees needs special, low speed zones where they hang out one of the larger concerns for sea turtles. Much like manatees are boat strikes because they do spend time you know, loafing at the surface, and sometimes they're kind of We already know how to protect turtles. When they nest on beaches there ness get marked so they don't get trampled. Also, streetlights and floodlights from nearby buildings have been changed so turtles don't get confused, trying to make it out to sea. Investing numbers, especially for green Sea turtles are way up. What fishermen jerk Jacob Song is both that day. Just turtle after turtle after turtle after Turtle. Could be a sign that they're doing better at sea, too. If 2020 could be good for something, I mean, I said we're going to turtles for here. And now I'm Jenny still lead a bitch. 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Tropical Storm Eta Makes Landfall in the Florida Keys
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"Serving time. Then Florida lawmakers stepped in. The legislators barred people with felony convictions from voting if they still owe outstanding fines. Danny Rivero of W. LRN reports on the result. The big promise when voters passed a ballot initiative in 2018 was that more than a million Floridians would get the right to vote back, but after the state connected voting with making payments Less than 10,000 ex felons are expected to vote in November, according to research from Georgetown Law Center. That's because the majority of people can't afford to pay what they owe. Even if a tiny percent of them can have paid all my thighs. I have paid my debt to society. And now maybe the boat. Shawn Jones came out of Florida State prison six years ago. When she was serving time for drug charges. But when I met her in August, she was marching to the polls in Miami to vote in Florida's primary election today go Jones is a social worker now. And for the occasion, she's wearing a homemade black and pink shirt that celebrates how far she's made it so much says she's then reform have DC number, which is a county corrections. And I have my gold. His registration number checked so no longer a felon and my eyes I'm not a few Florida counties have come up with programs that allow judges to modify someone sentenced to allow them to vote. Even if money is still open. When the program's first lost, there was a lot of promise that they could help people register to vote. Democratic state Senator Jason Pizzo helped create one of these programs in Miami Dade County a year ago. And he says the biggest problem with the program is that so few people have used it less than 100. People of their cases have been modified in the largest county in Florida and the third largest, Pizzo says there's more pro bono attorneys that have offered to help with cases. And people who have called for help. Is it apathy or is it beating down people? And basically they feel so disheartened and disenchanted with a system of I give up, you know, just give up. I won't engage. I don't know. A fund to help would be voters was created last year and has raised million so far. But even those charitable contributions are facing pushback from the state. After billionaire Michael Bloomberg announced he would help donate nearly $20 million for the effort. Florida's attorney General Ashley Booty, asked the FBI and state police to investigate in the letter, She cited laws against election bribery. It's hard not seeing this as a bit of voter intimidation. Daniel Length, is an attorney with the campaign legal center. She represented plaintiffs in the federal court case. And she says Florida is trying to scare people away from accepting help for paying off their fines and fees. There is no criminal investigation to be had here. The law is about paying people to vote or paying people in order to induce them to vote. Instead, the generosity of fellow citizens is allowing individuals to become eligible to vote. Most of us don't have to pay to become eligible to vote. But unfortunately, these folks dio Betty Riddle was a plaintiff in the federal lawsuit, and now she's scrambling to come up with the money. She needs to be able to vote in November. It doesn't make that frustrates three meat is unbelievable What these people will go through to stop from bone. Yeah, you you run. We got to take a riddle says Despite all the legal rulings, she's going to keep trying to get her voting rights back even if it takes until the next presidential election. For NPR news. I'm Danny Rivero in Miami. This is NPR news show McConnell with a look at traffic. We're staying in the East Bay. And a new problem for Antioch Highway four, apparently eastbound near Lonetree way. There's a crash with an overturned vehicle..
Floridians With Felony Convictions Must Pay Fines Before They Can Vote
"Legislature appears to be succeeding in its drive to prevent people with felony convictions from voting. The people of Florida voted otherwise. Two years ago by an overwhelming margin, Floridians overturned the state's lifelong ban on voting for most people who were convicted of felonies and ER done serving time. Then Florida lawmakers stepped in. The legislators barred people with felony convictions from voting if they still owe outstanding fines. Danny Rivero of W. LRN reports on the result. The big promise when voters passed a ballot initiative in 2018 was that more than a million Floridians would get the right to vote back, but after the state connected voting with making payments Less than 10,000 ex felons are expected to vote in November, according to research from Georgetown Law Center. That's because the majority of people can't afford to pay what they owe. Even if a tiny percent of them can have paid all my thighs. I have paid my debt to society. And now maybe Sean Jones came out of Florida State prison six years ago when she was serving time for drug charges. When I met her in August, she was marching to the polls in Miami to vote in Florida's primary election. Today. Jones is a social worker now. And for the occasion, she's wearing a homemade black and pink shirt that celebrates how far she's made it. So my short says she's then reform have DC number, which is day County corrections, and I have my voter's registration number checked, so No longer a felon and my eyes. I'm not a few Florida counties have come up with programs that allow judges to modify someone sentenced to allow them to vote even if money is still open. In the program's first launched there was a lot of promise that they could help people register to vote. Democratic State Senator Jason Pizzo helped create one of these programs in Miami Dade County a year ago. He says. The biggest problem with the program is that so few people have used it less than 100. People of their cases have been modified in the largest county in Florida and the third largest, Pizzo says there's more pro bono attorneys that have offered to help with cases than people who have called for help. Is it apathy or is it beating down people and Basically digging and feel so disheartened and disenchanted with a system that I give up. You know, I just give up. I won't engage. I don't know. A fund to help would be voters was created last year and has raised million so far. But even those charitable contributions are facing pushback from the state. After billionaire Michael Bloomberg announced he would help donate nearly $20 million for the effort. Florida's attorney General Ashley Booty, asked the FBI and state police to investigate in the letter, She cited laws against election bribery. It's hard not seeing this as a bit of voter intimidation. Daniel Length, is an attorney with the campaign legal center. She represented plaintiffs in the federal court case. And she says Florida is trying to scare people away from accepting help for paying off their fines and fees. There is no criminal investigation to be had here. The law is about paying people to vote or paying people in order to induce them to vote. Instead, the generosity of fellow citizens is allowing individuals to become eligible to vote. Most of us don't have to pay to become eligible to vote. But unfortunately, these folks dio Betty Riddle was a plaintiff in the federal lawsuit, and now she's scrambling to come up with the money. She needs to be able to vote in November. It doesn't make that frustrates free meat is unbelievable What these people will go through to stop from bone. I mean, you you want we got okay, Riddle says Despite all the legal rulings, she's going to keep trying to get her voting rights back even if it takes until the next presidential election. For NPR news. I'm Danny Rivero in Miami.
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"Next time on the takeaway. We explore the legal implications of the Supreme Court 54 decision that a large swath of land in eastern Oklahoma belongs to native Americans. That's next time on the take Away one o'clock today. The takeaway returns after Governor Gavin Newsom's press briefing at noon all ahead today on member supported, sweetie. I'm Dave Freeman. 5 30 now. From NPR News. I'm Kyle Snyder. With Corona virus cases rising globally, Florida reported more than 15,000 new cases on Sunday. The single day record comes just after the partial reopening of Disney World in Orlando and next month's Republican National Convention in Jacksonville. From member station W. Lrn. Veronica's Ergo via has more hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise to state officials say they've added more testing to help contain the new Corona. Various governor, Randy sentence says people are infecting each other while inside air conditioned buildings. He has not issued a statewide a mask mandate. Meanwhile, some doctors in Jacksonville want the state's meter to call off the Republican National Convention scheduled for next month to Michigan Now, where the governor is ordering residents to wear face covering both inside a store and in any crowded outdoor area. When Klein filters with member station W. D T. He reports, some business owners complained the rule puts them in a dangerous situation. With covert 19 cases on the rise. Governor Gretchen Whitmer is requiring face coverings and any crowded public indoor or outdoor space. There are a few exceptions, but most violators could be fined $500 a business could have its license pulled. Some Michigan police say it's up to the state to enforce the rule. But business owners say employees have already had violent confrontations with customers who were not wearing a mask or shield and you're listening to NPR news. Live from the news on Brian What? Good morning. The number of Bay Area counties the state is monitoring for rises in Corona virus cases is growing. Alameda Health officials announced yesterday that county has been added to the list. Santa Clara Contra Costa Marin, Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties. We're already on it. And Alameda Health officials say the magnitude of their recent rise in covert 19 cases is above what would be expected as a result of the county's testing expansion. Contra Costa County is reversing some of its reopening plans. Starting today, indoor religious services are barred again and there are stricter face covering rules..
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"K. C. R. W. here's what's coming up on All Things Considered efforts to reach a national opioid settlement has hit another big snag the settlement we'll have to wait after more than twenty state attorneys general rejected an eighteen billion dollar deal with three drug wholesalers coming up at six fifty on KCRW monarch butterflies are some of the best known and recognizable butterflies in North America but their population is suffering and now the largest monarch sanctuary is also in trouble after two workers were found dead on site coming up on KCRW with allies of monarch butterflies are under pressure coming up in about twenty minutes from now and state local news at six thirty two what the LAPD will now be investigated by the state Attorney General after this from NPR live from NPR news in Washington I'm Louise Schiavone the CDC says a second surgeon flu cases has begun in the US overall the flu has sickened twenty six million Americans this past fall and winter with about two hundred fifty thousand hospitalizations around fourteen thousand deaths children and young adults are especially vulnerable the CDC says that fifteen confirmed cases of corona virus have been identified in the U. S. globally more than sixty six thousand corona virus cases have been identified with roughly fifteen hundred deaths hundreds gathered in parkland Florida tonight to honor seventeen people killed in the school shooting there two years ago Jessica big men from member station W. LRN reports Laurie all had that picked up a mallet and banged on a colorful drum in a circle led.
Madeline Fox, W. LRN And Florida discussed on Reveal
"Investigators in plantation Florida are trying to determine what caused an explosion at a shopping complex today at least twenty one were hurt Madeline fox from member station W. LRN reports the explosion shook a shopping center in plantation Florida west of fort Lauderdale police say there are two serious injuries one is potentially life threatening plantation deputy fire chief Joe Gordon says given the blast area it could have been much worse we're very much relieved that considering the debris field in considering how we found the patients where we found them the the injuries are not as severe as we would have thought they would be just the Wallace shack with at the LA fitness with his wife and kids he says they just driven away and we're fifty yards out when the explosion happened