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5 Things To Know On Monday, December 7, 2020

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Posted at 7:08 AM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 07:08:36-05

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1. What happened with the Amber Alert:
An Amber Alert for a 2-year-old girl from Wilton Manors has been canceled after the child was found safe and her mother was arrested.

Christine Ammon was arrested on multiple charges, including child neglect and interference with custody.

Police said Stella disappeared with Ammon, who does not have custody of her daughter, sometime early Sunday.

Stella Turley and Christine Ammon
Christine Ammon (right) was arrested after she disappeared with her daughter, Stella Turley. Police say Ammon doesn't have custody of her daughter.

2. Florida sees streak of 10,000+ daily coronavirus cases
Florida's coronavirus cases rose by 8,436 after three days of more than 10,000 infections, and deaths increased by 93, the most for a Sunday since mid-August, the Florida Health Department announced.

The last time cases were under 10,000 for a single day was 9,994 on Wednesday. They then rose to 10,870, the first time it was more than 10,000 since, then 10,177 and 10,431.

The state's death toll has reached 19,177 for an average of 70 per day -- fourth behind No. 1 New York, Texas and California.

State's cases rise by 8,436 after 3 days above 10,000

3. How can we slow the spread? Rapid tests arrive at schools
COVID-19 rapid tests are ready to rollout on Monday in Palm Beach County schools.

School nurses have been trained on how to administer the test. District staff can get test results in a little as 15 minutes.

A parent consent form is required for a student to take a test and there are also other protocols.

Rapid coronavirus testing starts at Palm Beach County schools

4. Trump's Administration's Latest Case: Rudy Giuliani tests positive for COVID-19
Rudy Giuliani, Trump's personal lawyer and the man heading up Trump's effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election, is the latest among the president's team to contract COVID-19, the president said Sunday.

ABC News and the New York Times report that Giuliani has been admitted to Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington.

At 76 years old, Giuliani would be considered at an "increased risk" for COVID-19.

Trump says Rudy Giuliani has COVID-19, reports indicate he's been hospitalized

5. Space, the final frontier: SpaceX makes history again, new breakthrough on ISS
SpaceX has launched a newer, bigger version of its Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station. Sunday's liftoff from NASA's Kennedy Space Center marks the first time that Elon Musk's company has two capsules in orbit at the same time.

This latest Dragon should reach the space station on Monday, joining the Dragon that delivered four astronauts last month.

NASA said that astronauts successfully grew radishes on board the International Space Station for the first time in NASA history. The plants are being placed in cold storage to be examined when astronauts return from the space station in 2021.

Today's Forecast
As the front clears the area this evening, temperatures will cool off quickly tonight.

Latest Weather Forecast: Monday 5 a.m.

Get your complete hour-by-hour forecast here.

On This Day In History: "A Date Which Will Live in Infamy"
On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor External, Hawaii Territory, killing more than 2,300 Americans. The U.S.S. Arizona was completely destroyed and the U.S.S. Oklahoma capsized. A total of twelve ships sank or were beached in the attack and nine additional vessels were damaged. More than 160 aircraft were destroyed and more than 150 others damaged.

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