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5 Things To Know for Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021

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Posted at 6:56 AM, Oct 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-21 06:56:42-04

While you were sleeping, we compiled the biggest stories of the day in one place. Each story has a quick and easy summary, so you're prepared for whatever the day brings. Just click on the links if you want to know more!

1. Could recovered remains be Brian Laundrie?
Human remains have been located in the Carlton Reserve near where Brian Laundrie's belongings were found Wednesday. This has renewed a search around the area where the remains were located. Officials have not said when the remains could be identified.

Could recovered remains be Brian Laundrie?

2. Mike Burke becomes permanent superintendent of Palm Beach County schools
The Palm Beach County School Board on Wednesday night unanimously approved an official contract for Mike Burke, making him the permanent superintendent of the 10th-largest school district in the U.S.

Mike Burke officially takes over as superintendent of Palm Beach County schools

3. 'Crab Pot' may not be the name of new high-end Rivera Beach waterfront restaurant
Developers looking to build a high-end restaurant on the old "Crab Pot" parcel in Riviera Beach got a 4-1 victory Wednesday night. The project got support from many business owners in the area, but residents in the nearby condo building voiced concerns about parking and safety.

'Crab Pot' may not be the name of new high-end Rivera Beach waterfront restaurant

4. Donald Trump announces launch of his own social media site
Former President Donald Trump says he's launching a new media company with its own social media platform nine months after being expelled from social media for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

Donald Trump at rally in Georgia Sept. 25, 2021
Former President Donald Trump speaks during his Save America rally in Perry, Ga., on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.

5. Royal Caribbean announces 274-night cruise visiting 65 countries
Royal Caribbean is offering a 274-night cruise that reaches all seven continents. The sail date is from Dec. 10, 2023 to Sept. 10, 2024 and begins in Miami.

Royal Caribbean ship

Today's Forecast
Highs in the mid-upper 80s with partly sunny skies and a few showers possible.

South Florida Thursday morning forecast (10/21/21)

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First Alert Traffic
There are no major traffic delays to tie up your morning commute. However, there is a two-vehicle crash at Snowden Drive and Sixth Avenue South west of Interstate 95 in Lake Worth Beach.

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On This Day In History
The Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opened in New York on Oct. 21, 1959. Located along Fifth Avenue, thousands of people lined up outside the white concrete building that resembles a giant upside-down cupcake.

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