About UsAs Seen On

Actions

5 Things To Know On Monday, June 15, 2020

'5 Things to Know' graphic
Posted at 5:20 AM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 07:48:47-04

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. Coronavirus cases continue to rise
Coronavirus cases continued to surge in Florida with 2,016 more cases in one day, including a record 391 in Palm Beach County, as the death toll rose by just 6 on the 100th day since the first fatality was reported.

For the first time, the Florida Department of Health is releasing the number of pediatric Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome cases in the state. It's a COVID-19-related illness that only affects children.

So far, there have been 10 cases statewide with one in Palm Beach County.

FTC receives 7,800 coronavirus-related consumer fraud complaints
Coronavirus Disease 2019

2. Atlanta officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks fired
Police video from the fatal shooting of a black man after a failed sobriety check in Atlanta shows a largely peaceful encounter that lasts 40 minutes before spiraling into violence.

Protesters flooded streets of southeast Atlanta Saturday night and surrounded the Wendy's where Rayshard Brooks was shot.

The Wendy's was in flames Saturday night, and a crowd also set fire to automobiles near the fast-food restaurant.

The family of Brooks is speaking today after an autopsy ruled his death a homicide.

3. Happy Birthday, Mr. President: Supporters celebrate Trump's birthday, but he postpones his party
People came out Sunday across the state of Florida to celebrate Flag Day and President Donald Trump's 74th birthday.

In Palm Beach County, there were parades of boats, trucks, and motorcycles.

Trump announced he is pushing back his first rally since March to June 20 after facing criticism for holding it during Juneteenth. The rally was originally scheduled for June 19.

Juneteenth, also called Emancipation Day, is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.

The rally will take place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a city that saw extensive violence in 1921 as the city’s prominent black population were brutally victimized as part of mass hate crimes.

Amid the spread of the coronavirus, the Trump Campaign is requiring attendees to sign a waiver.

4. 40,000 cruise ship workers still trapped at sea
You might be bummed you missed your vacation, but 40,000 cruise ship workers wish they were stuck at home.

The Miami Herald reports that at least 42,000 workers remain trapped on cruise ships without paychecks. Some are still suffering from COVID-19 three months after the industry shut down.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has prohibited cruises in U.S. waters through July 24. Some cruise ship workers have started being repatriated to their home countries.

5. Eagle eye on southwest Florida nest
All eyes are on the Southwest Florida Eagle Camera as two baby eagles are growing up before our eyes.

The original adult bald eagle pair, known as Ozzie and Harriet, had been coming to this nest since 2006. After Ozzie’s passing in the early fall of 2015, Harriet & M15 bonded in late fall of 2015. This is their fifth season as a mated pair at this location.

Today's Forecast
A few morning showers and storms near the coast are possible. Afternoon strong storms and heavy rain possible, especially along the coast.

South Florida weather 6/14/20

Get your complete hour-by-hour forecast here.

On This Day In History
On June 15, 2006, on the remote island of Spitsbergen halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, the prime ministers of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland lay the ceremonial first stone of the Global Seed Vault. The vault, which now has the capacity to hold 2.25 billion seeds, is intended to “provide insurance against both incremental and catastrophic loss of crop diversity.”

Remember, you can join Mike Trim and Ashleigh Walters every weekday on WPTV NewsChannel 5 beginning at 4:30 a.m.