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5 Things To Know On Friday, January 15, 2021

Posted at 7:09 AM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 07:09:55-05

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1. When will President Trump relocate to Palm Beach County?
We're getting a new neighbor next week! President Trump's move to Palm Beach County is now less than a week away.

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said when Trump does arrive in South Florida, Bradshaw said protection will be at presidential levels as it has been the last four years -- at least until he is no longer president.

"As soon as noontime on [Jan. 20] hits, and he's no longer the president, you're going to see a significant reduction, but not totally. That's why I say the footprint will be a little bit bigger than normal," Bradshaw said.

The post-presidency of Donald Trump in Palm Beach County will also be different from other former presidents. Tim Miller, a former Secret Service agent says federal protection will also not go away and will be very visible.

When will President Trump relocate to Palm Beach County?

2. Home Sweet Home: The fate of Mar-a-Lago
Trump reportedly plans to move to his Mar-a-Lago resort on the morning of Joe Biden’s inauguration, but an official announcement has not been made and he will face some resistance.

West Palm Beach attorney Reginald G. Stambaugh sent a letter to Palm Beach Mayor Gail Coniglio and the Town Council citing a 1993 declaration of use agreement between the town, Trump and Mar-a-Lago that prohibits anyone from living on the property.

Palm Beach County has sent a warning letter to Mar-a-Lago Club, but not about the 1993 agreement. A video widely shared on social media showed a mostly maskless crowd partying on the dance floor during a New Year's Eve celebration. The letter warns that further violations of the county's mask mandate could result in "potential fines."

3. South Florida Mini Fair kicks off today
The South Florida Fair is back in Palm Beach County. The annual family tradition kicks off Friday with a twist due to the pandemic.

Organizers say the event will be operating on a smaller scale to help avoid large crowds. This year's theme is "Mini, But Mighty."

There will be 16 kiddie rides available including the big Ferris Wheel. The adult thrill rides aren't rolling out until the full-fledged fair that will be taking place in May.

Before you head out, you might want to check out our forecast below!

South Florida Mini Fair kicks off on Friday

4. A True Hero: Florida waitress helped abused boy after noticing bruises
Flaviane Carvalho, a waitress at Mrs. Potato Restaurant, noticed bruises on an 11-year-old boy and flashed him a handwritten note asking him if he needed help. When he nodded yes, she called the police.

Orlando police took the boy to a hospital where doctors found bruises on his face, earlobes and arms. He also was 20 pounds underweight.

The boy told detectives that he had been tied by his ankles and neck and hung upside down from a door in his home. He also told detectives that his stepfather beat him with a wooden broom, a back scratcher and closed fists, and that he'd been handcuffed and tied to a large moving dolly, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

The boy's 34-year-old stepfather Timothy Wilson II was arrested on charges of child abuse and neglect on the night Carvalho called police.

Florida waitress credited with helping boy after noticing bruises

5. Feeling lucky? Mega Millions hits second largest jackpot in history
It’s been months since anyone has matched all six numbers and won either the Powerball or Mega Millions jackpot.

The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to $750 million ahead tonight's drawing. The $640 million Powerball drawing on Saturday will be Powerball's fifth-largest in its history, and its highest amount in nearly two years.

While that may sound tempting remember, the odds of winning jackpots are 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball and one in 302.5 million for Mega Millions.

Lottery Jackpots
A billboard advertises the jackpots of the Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries, in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Today's Forecast
A cold morning, but even colder Sunday morning:

Latest Weather Forecast: Friday 5 a.m.

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On This Day In History
On January 15, 2009, a potential disaster turned into a heroic display of skill and composure when Captain Chesley Burnett Sullenberger III safely landed the plane he was piloting on New York City’s Hudson River after a bird strike caused its engines to fail.

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