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5 Things To Know On Monday, August 17, 2020

Posted at 5:15 AM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 05:15:10-04

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1. Man arrested in disappearance of mother whose toddler was found wandering alone
Shanon Demar Ryan was arrested on two counts of lying to a federal officer.

Authorities say Ryan was the last person to see Leila Cavett, whose 2-year-old son was found wandering alone last month in a shirt and diaper at a South Florida parking lot.

Cavett was last seen just hours before her son Kamdyn was found and her vehicle was found unattended July 28 in Hollywood.

2. More schools move to remote learning after students experience coronavirus symptoms
Six classrooms at South Fork High School, comprised of 75 students and six teachers, will transition to remote learning effective immediately after a student reported experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. One bus route will also be transitioned as well.

Two classrooms at J.D. Parker Elementary School in Stuart will transition to remote learning for the next two weeks after two school employees reported experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 on Saturday.

3. Pelosi to call House back into session to vote on USPS bill
Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she is calling the House back into session this week to vote on a bill prohibiting the U.S. Postal Service from implementing any changes to operations or level of service.

The action comes amid growing concerns that the Trump White House is trying to undermine the agency during the coronavirus pandemic while states expand mail-in voting options.


4. Broward County sheriff race hinges on Parkland massacre
Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony is being challenged in Tuesday's Democratic primary by his predecessor, Scott Israel.

Tony replaced Israel in 2019 after Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Israel over his handling of the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that left 17 dead.

Tony's campaign is plagued by his failure to disclose that in 1993 he fatally shot another teenager when he was 14 in Philadelphia. A judge found Tony acted in self-defense, but Tony never told his previous police employer.

5. Mother of murdered 5-year-old son wants death penalty for accused gunman
The mother of a five-year-old North Carolina boy fatally shot while playing in his front yard says she wants the death penalty for the man accused of the killing.

Five-year-old Cannon Hinnant was riding a bike outside his father's home while playing with his sisters when witnesses say a neighbor walked up to him and shot him in the head.

The neighbor, 25-year-old Darius Sessoms, has been charged with first-degree murder.

Today's Forecast
Hot and humid through the week: Highs in the low 90s (Feels like temperatures in the triple digits)

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On This Day In History
On August 17, 1969, the grooviest event in music history–the Woodstock Music & Art Fair–draws to a close after three days of peace, love and rock ‘n’ roll in upstate New York.