FBI's Wray denounces threats following search of Trump home
The director of the FBI had strong words Wednesday for supporters of former President Donald Trump who have been using violent rhetoric in the wake of his agency's search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago home. Christopher Wray, who was appointed as the agency’s director in 2017 by Trump, called threats circulating online against federal agents and the Justice Department “deplorable and dangerous.” “I’m always concerned about threats to law enforcement,” Wray said.news.yahoo.com
Judge who signed Mar-a-Lago warrant took himself off Trump’s lawsuit against Hillary, Democrats
The U.S. magistrate who signed off on the warrant allowing the FBI to search Donald Trump’s Palm Beach home recently took himself off the former president’s defamation lawsuit against political rival Hillary Clinton and critic Adam Schiff.sun-sentinel.com
AP Explains: FBI searches Trump's Florida estate
The FBI has searched former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence. That's according to people familiar with the matter. (Aug. 9)news.yahoo.com
Fireworks-related accidents take a toll across Broward, Palm Beach counties
Fireworks-related accidents sent a few people to Broward and Palm Beach county hospitals, including an 8-year-old girl shot in the leg while she was in the back seat of a car and two teenagers who lost fingers in separate incidents.sun-sentinel.com
Approaching rain could provide wildfire relief for Broward, Palm Beach counties
Wildfire relief could come in the form of rain Saturday. The three wildfires burning in Broward and Palm Beach counties have consumed more than 20,000 acres, but rains ahead of an approaching cold front could lend a hand.sun-sentinel.com
COVID-19 update: New weekly case count rising, but fewer people are hospitalized now with COVID
Florida health officials reported 11,337 new COVID cases for the week ending April 7. The count represents a nearly 30% rise from only four weeks ago, new cases for the week ending March 11 had dropped as low as 8,037.sun-sentinel.com
‘I killed a lady on the bridge.’ New details emerge about bridge tender’s actions after 79-year-old woman plunged to her death
As 79-year-old Carol Wright toppled from the sky, plunging some 60 feet to her death from a drawbridge, tender Artissua Paulk, it appears, was oblivious to the chaos right outside her window.sun-sentinel.com
‘I think she fell. I don’t know if she’s alive.’ 911 call details plunge, death of 79-year-old woman who lost grip on drawbridge as it raised
West Palm Beach police released the 911 call regarding Carol Wright, the 79-year-old woman who died after falling from an Intracoastal Waterway bridge while she was attempting to cross.sun-sentinel.com
Early signs of Russian pullback in real estate
"Any Russian who wanted to come here isn't going to come," said Liz Elliott, a real estate agent with Echo Fine Properties in Martin County, Florida, just north of Palm Beach. Already, a Russian client backed out of a deal she'd been working on.Why it matters: Observers of the U.S. real estate market are watching to see how new economic sanctions — on oligarchs, but also on financial transactions involving money from Russian banks — will impact sales. Get market news worthy of your time with Axinews.yahoo.com
Warning issued for spring breakers and all swimmers from Miami Beach to Palm Beach
As spring break gets going this week in South Florida, the National Weather Service has extended the high rip current risk warning for the waters off Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties to 7 p.m. Wednesday.news.yahoo.com
Trump scorned the presidential records act. That didn’t stop the National Archives | Editorial
The National Archives recently had to retrieve 15 boxes of presidential records from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property in Palm Beach and now has asked the Justice Department to investigate Trump’s handling of White House records, the Washington Post reported. The 15 boxes included correspondence with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, former President Barack Obama’s letter to him and that infamous “Sharpie” map about the track of Hurricane Dorian, among other items, some of the information potentially classified. Trump advisers told the Post that there was no “nefarious intent.”news.yahoo.com
Blast of arctic air could drop South Florida temperatures into low 40s late this weekend
The coldest temperatures of the season are expected to push into the region late this weekend, meaning Broward and Palm Beach residents could see temperatures in the lows 40s, and wind chills, in the most extreme realistic cases, in the mid 30s.sun-sentinel.com
Indonesians shelter as floodwaters remain high
People across Aceh province in Indonesia's Sumatra island remain at shelters several days after floods first hit. "It’s been three days (we’re living outside home). We've moved from one place to another," says one Lhok Sukon resident, adding that now floods happen "almost every year."news.yahoo.com
In a bid to stop COVID spread, Broward moves first court appearance hearings back to remote-only
Broward courts, in a small but significant bid to slow the spread of the latest COVID variant, are putting a stop to in-person hearings for first appearance court, every defendant’s first step into the justice system after arrest.sun-sentinel.com
Former President Trump cancels Jan. 6 press conference at Mar-a-Lago
Former President Donald Trump announced he was canceling a planned press conference in his Mar-a-Lago resort home in Palm Beach on Thursday, which marks the one year anniversary of the deadly riot on the U.S. Capitol building.news.yahoo.com
Evidence at Maxwell trial: massage table, unfolded in court
A folding massage table used by financier Jeffrey Epstein was carried into a Manhattan courtroom and set up in front of a jury on Friday to bolster allegations he teamed up with British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell to sexually exploit underage victims.
Jewelry Preview in Palm Beach
The December 16 auction of Important Jewelry will be preceded by a preview exhibition in Palm Beach. The sale will showcase luxurious jewelry by the world’s most prestigious makers, including Graff, Cartier, David Webb, Van Cleef & Arpels and Tiffany & Co. Featured will be jewelry from two exceptional collections: The Estate of Alexandra Krofta Jones and the Estate of June Marston Dyson. PALM BEACHWednesday, Nov 24 and Friday, Nov 26 from Noon – 4pmMonday, Nov 29 – Thursday, Dec 2 from 10am – 5pmDoyle Palm Beach208 Brazilian AvenuePalm Beach, Florida 33480Info: 561-360-2308 or DoyleFl@Doyle.comcommunitynewspapers.com
Trump’s Mar-a-Lago partially closed because of COVID outbreak, reports say
PALM BEACH, Fla. – Former President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach club has been partially closed because of a COVID outbreak. That’s according to several people familiar with the situation, including a club member who received a phone call about the closure Friday. A receptionist at the Mar-a-Lago club confirmed the news, saying it was closed until further notice, but declined to comment further. A person familiar with club operations said that, out of an abundance of caution, the club had partially closed a section “for a short period of time” and quarantined some of its workers. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the situation by name.
Authorities in Palm Beach County searching for man who allegedly assaulted 12-year-old girl
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. – The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly assaulted a 12-year-old girl. Authorities said the man gave the victim a ride to John Prince Park early Sunday morning and then assaulted her. The man is anywhere between 60 and 80 years old. He has brown eyes, white hair and was driving an older gray four-door sedan. Anyone with information is urged to contact the police
Man admits to smashing out back window of marked patrol car
Man admits to smashing out windows of marked patrol car – A 29-year-old man is in jail after admitting to vandalizing a marked patrol car. According to Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, they responded to the 2100 Block of North D Street in Lake Worth Beach about a vandalized PBSO car. Police found the back window of the patrol car smashed and other damages. The investigation led deputies to John-Smith Saint-Eloi, who admitted to the crime during an interview with police. He is facing charges for criminal mischief and damaging property worth $1,000 or more and another charge of damaging property over $200 and under $1,000.
Several FEMA-supported vaccination sites open in Miami-Dade
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami Dade College’s North Campus is now home to a massive vaccination site run by the state and supported by FEMA. More than 2,000 doses will be administered there per day, 500 of which will be the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine. AdThe U.S. Army is prepared to administer 2,500 Pfizer doses and 500 Johnson & Johnson doses daily. Both are offering 500 doses daily and are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Ad“(The) Jackson Health System has vaccinated over 97,000 members of the community,” Jackson Health System CEO Carlos Migoya said.
Texas rescue dogs make their way to South Florida
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. – 78 dogs and puppies, many of them with a cough, arrived in Palm Beach County on Wednesday, where they will be in quarantine, after a long road trip. Many shelters and rescues in Texas were left without power and water after the winter storms last week, making it difficult to care for animals there. Staff from Big Dog Ranch Rescue say they received multiple calls from shelters, so they decided to help. They drove nearly 40 hours, stopping at one shelter and two rescues in the Dallas and Houston areas. I feel Texas would do the same for us,” said Lauree Simmons of Big Dog Ranch Rescue.
This Week in South Florida: Eric Knowles and Barron Channer
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Last week launched what could be South Florida’s largest and most focused effort to increase the social equity and financial success for Black South Floridians. The South Florida Black Prosperity Alliance, which reaches across Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, brings together more than a dozen civic, business and charitable organizations. Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce President Eric Knowles, one of the founders of the alliance, and Broward County businessman Barron Channer, a top executive in real estate management and development, joined This Week in South Florida hosts Glenna Milberg and Michael Putney to discuss, and their conversation can be seen at the top of this page.
COVID-19: Who’s been vaccinated? Check the numbers for local counties
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – (Our new chart will update the number of people vaccinated in four South Florida counties.) The data summarize the number of people who have received either their first dose or have completed the series for a COVID-19 vaccine. After individuals receive their second dose, they are moved from the first dose column to the series completed column. AdRELATED LINKS:Where to get vaccinated: Miami-Dade County | Broward CountyFlorida’s pre-registration system for those eligible for COVID-19 vaccine: Click here. Weekly COVID-19 testing numbers in Broward and Miami-Dade County cities
No more presidential helipad at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago
US President Donald Trump's helicopter rest on a helipad on the lawn of the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, April 9, 2017. No more presidential helipad at Mar-a-Lago. A permit was pulled Tuesday by Pyramid Builders for the “removal of existing helipad,” the only helipad in Palm Beach. Town Manager Kirk Blouin told the Palm Beach Daily News that keeping the helipad post-presidency was never an issue. In other news at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach had been looking into an agreement that Trump signed with the town, which regulated who could live at the resort.
Rod Stewart reaches plea deal for South Florida altercation
Defense attorneys said Friday that Stewart and his son, Sean Stewart, would not be going to trial for the altercation at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach on New Year's Day 2020, the South Florida SunSentinel r eported. AdProsecutors had no immediate announcement in the case, but did say Saturday that plea deal negotiations are ongoing. Rod Stewart punched Dixon in his “left rib cage area” with a closed fist, a police report said. It was updated on Jan. 30, 2021, to correct that prosecutors and defense lawyers have not announced a plea deal. While defense lawyers say details for a plea detail have been worked out, prosecutors have made no announcement though they confirm plea deal negotiations are ongoing.
Palm Beach considers options as Trump remains at Mar-a-Lago
Town Manager Kirk Blouin said in an email Thursday that Palm Beach is examining its options and the matter might be discussed at the town council's February meeting. Trump and former first lady Melania Trump changed their residency from New York City to Mar-a-Lago in 2019. Last month, it issued a statement saying, “There is no document or agreement in place that prohibits President Trump from using Mar-A-Lago as his residence.” Trump owns two other homes near Mar-a-Lago. According to 1993 Palm Beach Post articles, Trump attorney Paul Rampell told the town council that if the agreement were approved, Trump would be treated like any other member. Before he became president, Trump clashed frequently with the town and its mostly staid residents over the club’s operation.
Trump returns to a business empire ravaged by pandemic
“The golf business has never been stronger. Revenue at the family's golf club in Aberdeen dropped by roughly the same proportion. The financial blow from former clients and business partners cutting ties to Trump is unclear, but it could be sizable. Revenue at that course, the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, fell 20% last year to $6.4 million. Eric Trump dismissed the backlash, saying parts of the business that get less attention, such as its commercial buildings, are thriving.
Mar-a-Lago gets warning letter about mask mandate enforcement
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – County administrators from Palm Beach sent a formal letter to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club on Tuesday recounting a meeting they had with the managing director of the club a week before. In addition to the letter was a code violation notice. Business must comply with Palm Beach County’s mask order.”My constituents are not snowbirds like @DonaldJTrumpJr & @kimguilfoyle. This is their home, and they're going to have to deal w/ the consequences of a potential super-spreader party at Mar-a-Lago long after Junior & wife leave here on their private jet. Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump played hosts, while entertainment was in the ballroom featured Vanilla Ice and the 80s band Berlin.
NYC to terminate Trump contracts after Capitol insurrection
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)NEW YORK – New York City will terminate business contracts with President Donald Trump after last week's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday. “I’m here to announce that the city of New York is severing all contracts with the Trump Organization,” de Blasio said in an interview on MSNBC. De Blasio had said earlier that the city was examining its legal options to end the Trump contracts. Removing the Trump name from the rinks, carousel and golf course won't erase him from New York City. He will still operate Trump Tower on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue and the Trump International Hotel on Central Park West.
Coast Guard: Illegal charter busted near Palm Beach
PALM BEACH, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter over the weekend near Palm Beach, officials announced Monday. According to Coast Guard officials, the 51-foot boat, Diamond D, had 14 people on board Saturday, including 12 passengers and two crew members. · Violation of 46 C.F.R. · Violation of 46 C.F.R. · Violation of 46 C.F.R.
State rep.: Mar-a-Lago should be fined, shut after partygoers maskless on NYE amid pandemic
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. – A state representative in Palm Beach is calling on the local government to fine and close President Donald Trump’s private club for violating the county’s mask mandate after a New Year’s Eve party. Florida State Rep. Omari Hardy (D-West Palm Beach), wrote to the Assistant County Administrator of Palm Beach County Todd Bonlarron, according to numerous media outlets, including WPBF-TV. And another Tweet that said: “If I can wear a mask at my own wedding, partygoers at Mar-a-Lago can wear a mask on New Year’s Eve. The County’s mask mandate applies to all businesses in Palm Beach County. The presidency does not confer to the President and his friends a special privilege to endanger the health and welfare of Palm Beach County’s residents.”
Trump's move to his Florida estate challenged by neighbor
The president and first lady Melania Trump changed their legal residence from New York City to Palm Beach last year. Trump purchased Mar-a-Lago for $10 million in 1985 from the estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post, the owner of General Foods. Before he became president, Trump and the town often clashed over the club's operation. He unsuccessfully sued Palm Beach County because jetliners taking off from the nearby international airport flew over the mansion. Palm Beach is one of Florida's most exclusive towns, with a median home price of over a million dollars.
Assume you caught coronavirus over Thanksgiving, White House task force says
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The latest White House coronavirus task force report advises states to urge residents to assume they became infected if they attended a Thanksgiving gathering outside their home. The weekly report, obtained by ABC News, also singles out Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties for representing 39.2% of new cases in Florida over the past three weeks. “The COVID risk to all Americans is at a historic high,” the report says. “If you are under 40, you need to assume you became infected during the Thanksgiving period if you gathered beyond your immediate household. States are in the process of finalizing their plans for how to distribute coronavirus vaccines when the shots receive federal approval.
Tiffany Trump shops with Secret Service in Palm Beach while more than 100 agents in COVID isolation
Miami filmmaker Billy Corben posted the video on Twitter, where he pointed out the isolation orders of 130 Secret Service agents and then those with Trump’s daughter on the luxury shopping strip in Palm Beach. While over 130 Secret Service agents are quarantined due to coronavirus, four were stuck shopping with Tiffany Trump on Worth Ave in Palm Beach yesterday #BecauseFlorida pic.twitter.com/2sGGNICpAm — Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) November 14, 2020It was Tiffany Trump, 27, who was darting in and out of stores with four officers in tow. Tiffany is the only child Trump had with second wife Marla Maples. “While over 130 Secret Service agents are quarantined due to coronavirus, four were stuck shopping with Tiffany Trump on Worth Ave in Palm Beach yesterday.” Billy CorbenThe Washington Post first reported about the Secret Service COVID-19 isolation, citing officials who said that they believe the exposure was partly from Trump’s campaign rallies before Election Day. Trump sometimes would hold rallies in multiple states in one day, where he presided over mostly shoulder-to-shoulder supporters mostly maskless.
Miami and Fort Lauderdale have already shattered annual rainfall totals
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – You don’t need to look far to tell that we’ve had a wetter than normal stretch in South Florida. Miami has seen 82.19 inches of rain, up 20.29 inches from a normal year’s 61.9. Palm Beach has had 66.87 inches, 4.54 inches higher than their annual average of 62.33. Fort Lauderdale, Miami, & Palm Beach have demolished their normal annual rainfall totals & we still have almost 2 MONTHS to go. CLICK HERE to see rainfall totals by city from Tropical Storm Eta.
FPL reports thousands of power outages in 3 counties, get the latest updates
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Florida Power & Light is reporting outages from Tropical Storm Eta in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties. Monroe County is not reporting any outages. The number of outages by county:(As of 5:30 p.m., Monday)BROWARD: 7,910Restored: 77,680Affected: 85,590MIAMI-DADE: 9,050Restored: 78,210Affected: 88,060PALM BEACH: 3,090Restored: 102,350Affected: 105,440MONROE: 1Restored: 10Affected: 20Check out the latest outages. FP&L said they are unable to provide a time when power will be restored because of bands of severe weather still coming through the area. WATCH: Live radar of Tropical Storm Eta.
First Lady Melania Trump votes in Palm Beach
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Melania Trump voted on Tuesday morning at the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center in Palm Beach. Despite Palm Beach County’s face mask mandate, she did not wear one. She greeted the Palm Beach supervisor of elections, Wendy Sartory, and other local officials. “I wanted to come here to vote today,” the First Lady told reporters about not voting early with President Donald Trump last week. Here is the Election Day morning report:STATE TOTAL: 9,069,761MAIL: 4,737,540EARLY VOTE: 4,332,221MIAMI-DADE TOTAL: 1,013,578MAIL: 499,955EARLY VOTE: 513,623BROWARD TOTAL: 831,678MAIL: 466,967EARLY VOTE: 364,711MONROE TOTAL: 37,247MAIL: 21,922EARLY VOTE: 15,325Related stories
List of Election 2020 watch parties in South Florida
MIAMI – The coronavirus pandemic is not stopping Super Tuesday parties in South Florida. This is all while some experts believe election night may turn into election week or even election month. Here is a list of Super Tuesday watch parties:MIAMI: OVERTOWNThe Black Collective, a volunteer leadership organization, will meet for a Black Joy Election Watch Party at The Urban, 1000 NW 2nd Ave., at Miami’s historic Overtown. For more information, visit the bar’s Eventbrite page. For more information, visit the restaurant’s Eventbrite page.
Flood watch issued through this evening for Miami-Dade, Broward counties
MIAMI – The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for a portion of South Florida Wednesday, including Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The flood watch will remain in effect through 8 p.m.A flood advisory has also been issued for Miami-Dade and Broward through 11 a.m. Thursday. A portion of the Middle Keys is also under a flood advisory until 12:30 a.m. Thursday. According to the NWS, heavy rainfall may produce flooding and/or flash flooding in urban locations, as well as small creeks, streams and canals. Check the Local 10 Weather Authority page for the latest forecast information and click here to receive weather alerts.
Keep your umbrellas handy through Sunday in South Florida
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – A stalled front is lingering over South Florida causing scattered rain and downpours through the weekend. Eastern areas of Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties are under a flood watch until Sunday morning, as bouts of heavy rain may cause localized flooding. Expect low temperatures in the mid-70s and highs in the mid-80s. For the local live radar, regular updates and more details about the forecast, visit the Local10.com weather page and view the weather advisories, or download the free weather app.
Flood watch issued for portion of South Florida through Sunday evening
MIAMI – A flood watch continues until Sunday night for Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. A stationary front will continue to hover over South Florida into the weekend. Downpours that hit during high tide could be especially troublesome for coastal areas. King tides are expected to fill drains during times of high tide and will not be able to drain rainfall as efficiently. Upcoming high tide times for Miami Harbor:Thursday: 9:20 p.m.Friday: 9:42 a.m.Friday: 9:54 p.m.Saturday: 10:18 a.m.Saturday: 10:28 p.m.Rainfall amounts are expected to range from around 3″ to as much as 6″ through Monday.
Coronavirus: Florida reports 1,685 new cases Monday; U.S. nears 200,000 deaths
Florida reported 1,685 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday along with 21 more residents’ deaths as the United States inches closer to 200,000 deaths resulting from the pandemic. Florida is now up to 685,439 confirmed cases, 13,317 resident deaths and 163 non-resident deaths from COVID-19. A look at Florida's COVID-19 positivity rates over recent days. Latest totalsThe United States has passed 6.8 million confirmed cases, with over 199,000 deaths from COVID-19, the highest numbers in the world. Over 2.5 million Americans have been deemed recovered, according to data compiled from various sources by Johns Hopkins University.
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Deputy dies from COVID
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. – A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Deputy has died after battling COVID-19. PBSO announced that Deputy Angela Chavers died at age 44 on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/3Xnb1gTH9B — PBSO (@PBCountySheriff) September 13, 2020She began her career at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in 2002. She is at least the third PBSO deputy to die from the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus, the Palm Beach Post reported. At the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, four employees have died from the virus.
Watch live beach cameras as Isaias continues to trek toward Florida
Isaias continues to have Florida in its sights after it battered Puerto Rico with high winds and heavy rains Thursday. Will it barely graze the East Coast, or could it reroute and head straight up the middle of the state? We’re keeping an eye out on all the coasts for what this storm could mean for Florida -- and the rest of the U.S. Here are some live webcams you can watch as the storm heads north. South FloridaWatch live below: Fort Meyers BeachWatch live below: Dania Beach Pier and beachWatch live: Sunny Isles webcamWatch live: Palm BeachWatch live: Naples PierCentral FloridaWatch live below: NaplesWatch live below: Cocoa Beach PierWatch live: Flagler BeachWatch live below: Deerfield BeachWatch live: Daytona BeachWatch live below: St. PetersburgNorth FloridaWatch live below: Fort Walton BeachWatch live: Jacksonville BeachWatch live below: St. Augustine BeachWatch live: Ponte Vedra Beach
NSU closes all campuses at 5 p.m. Friday due to Hurricane Isaias
DAVIE, Fla. Nova Southeastern University is closing all its campuses at 5 p.m. Friday as Hurricane Isaias continues its path toward South Florida. NSUs Jacksonville location will also close at 5 p.m. Friday and remain closed through the weekend. Students are asked to check with their professors upon their return to campus to make up any missed work. For more information about the universitys closing, reopening and event cancellations, students, faculty and staff may visit NSUs hurricane website or call 800-256-5065. WATCH LIVE: Hurricane Isaias satelliteBRYAN NORCROSS: Hurricane Isaias is stronger on right side, good news for FloridaFOR MORE COVERAGE: Visit our Local 10 Hurricane Page
July Fourth weekend will test Americans' discipline
In hard-hit South Florida, beaches from Palm Beach to Key West will be shut down for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)The U.S. headed into the Fourth of July weekend with many parades and fireworks displays canceled, beaches and bars closed, and health authorities warning that this will be a crucial test of Americans' self-control that could determine the trajectory of the surging coronavirus outbreak. The fear is that a weekend of crowded pool parties, picnics and parades will fuel the surge. The warnings were sounded after a Memorial Day weekend that saw many people emerge from stay-at-home orders to go to the beach, restaurants and family gatherings. Dr. Don Williamson, head of the Alabama Hospital Association, said he is really, really worried about the Fourth of July."