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5 Things To Know On Friday, May 22, 2020

Posted at 5:06 AM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 09:23:11-04

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! You can watch the latest LIVE on WPTV here from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.

1. Amber Alert ends in tragedy in Miami-Dade County
A 9-year-old boy with autism who was abducted in Miami-Dade County has been found dead. An Amber Alert had been issued Thursday night for Alejandro Ripley.

His mother says a man ambushed them demanding drugs from her. She says she told the man she didn't have any drugs, at which time he snatched her son and cellphone. He then got in the car and drove away.

2. Need a break? The Breakers hotel on Palm Beach will reopen today
After a 10-week temporary closure, the iconic hotel will reopen its doors. The Breakers was founded in 1896 by Henry Morrison Flagler, who is considered a visionary for transforming South Florida into a vacation destination.

The Palm Beach Kennel Club also re-opens today. How do you keep a poker game virus free? There will be social distancing for poker players, cards will be tossed out periodically, the poker chips will be sanitized and more.

The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida
The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida

3. From Full House to the Big House: Aunt Becky pled guilty
Actress Lori Loughlin has agreed to plead guilty to several charges for her role in the college admissions scandal.

Aunt Becky- whoops! we meant Lori- will serve two months in prison and pay a $150,000 fine. Her husband Mossimo Giannulli- not Uncle Jessie- will serve five months in prison and pay a $250,000 fine.

4. No safer place than Hogwarts: Universal Orlando eyes June 5 to reopen
Just days after reopening the CityWalk, Universal Orlando Resort is hoping to open its theme parks in just a few weeks!

On Thursday afternoon, the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force approved Universal Orlando Resort's reopening plan. Now, it has to be approved by the mayor and Gov. DeSantis.

Orlando could be a busy place soon as theme parks reopen and the NBA and MLS are eyeing to play their entire seasons there. We'll keep you posted!


5. Is Arthur bringing his friends? NOAA says yes as they predict 'above average' hurricane season
With the way 2020 has been going, are we surprised it'll be a busy hurricane season? After aliens, murder hornets, the coronavirus and everything else this year, we didn't need NOAA to predict a busy hurricane season.

Scientists say there could be 13 to 19 named storms with 3 to 6 major hurricanes.

We've already seen Arthur weeks before season officially started. Who's on deck? Bertha.

Today's Forecast
Rain on the radar throughout the day

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On This Day In History
Manchester Arena was bombed during the Ariana Grande concert on May 22, 2017.

Just moments after Grande finished her concert, a suicide bomber detonated an explosion on the premises, killing 22 concertgoers and injuring 116 more. ISIS claimed responsibility for what was the deadliest act of terrorism in Britain since the 2005 London metro bombings.

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