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5 Things To Know On Monday, June 8, 2020

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Posted at 5:12 AM, Jun 08, 2020

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1. Last memorial service to be held for George Floyd today; funeral tomorrow
A memorial service for Floyd will be held Monday in Houston where he grew up. A funeral service will be held Tuesday.

Former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has paid for Floyd’s funeral and memorial expenses.

Floyd was killed in Minneapolis after a white police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes. His death sparked protests against police brutality across the country.

Sen. Mitt Romney became the first Republican senator to attend a Black Lives Matter protest.

Medical examiner lists George Floyd’s death as homicide
This undated handout photo provided by Christopher Harris shows George Floyd. The mayor of Minneapolis called Wednesday, May 27, 2020, for criminal charges to be filed against officer Derek Chauvin, who is seen on video kneeling against the neck of handcuffed Floyd, who complained that he could not breathe and died in police custody.

2. Palm Beach County waiting for permission to enter Phase 2
Palm Beach County leaders are asking Gov. Ron DeSantis to allow the county to join "Phase Two" of Florida's reopening plan, which would allow bars, movie theaters, and more businesses to reopen.

Under the proposed restrictions, standalone bars that only serve alcohol, not food, would not be allowed to reopen. The restriction on bars comes not from health concerns, but protest concerns.

Mayor Dave Kerner added that county leaders are concerned about people consuming alcohol at those bars, then going out and joining protests that are happening in the wake of the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

3. Former Gators, NFL receiver Reche Caldwell killed in Tampa shooting
Former Florida Gators and NFL wide receiver Reche Caldwell was shot and killed Saturday in Tampa.

Caldwell, who grew up in Tampa, played for the Steve Spurrier-coached Gators from 1998-2001. He still ranks eighth on Florida's single-season receiving yards list.

Caldwell went on to spend six seasons in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots and Washington Redskins.

Caldwell's mother told TMZ Sports that her son was fatally shot during an attempted robbery.

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Reche Caldwell in 2002
San Diego Chargers Reche Caldwell dances into the end zone as the Chargers bench celebrates on a 2-yard touchdown reception during the fourth quarter Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, in San Diego. The touchdown and extra point gave the Chargers a 35-34 win.

4. Coronavirus death toll hits 2,700 in Florida
The Florida death toll from coronavirus rose by 12 in one day to 2,700, including two more in Palm Beach County to 372, as daily new cases surged for the fifth day in a row.

There were 1,180 new cases in the state Sunday -- fourth in the nation.

In one week, deaths in the state rose by 249 for 10.2 percent and in Palm Beach County it was 25 for 7.4 percent. The U.S. average is 5.7 percent.

5. Cristobal downgraded to Tropical Depression
Cristobal continues to move inland over Louisiana this morning, but is weakening quickly and became a Tropical Depression this morning.

The biggest threat from Cristobal continues to be heavy rainfall which could amount to up to 15 inches in isolated locations in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Elsewhere in the tropics, computer models show an area of low pressure trying to develop east of Bermuda Wednesday and Thursday this week. Other than some rainfall for Bermuda, this doesn't look like it will bother anyone and it will stay out to sea.

Today's Forecast
Very warm and humid this morning with isolated morning rainfall possible. Scattered afternoon showers with a few strong storms possible.

Latest Weather Forecast: Monday 5 a.m.

Get your complete hour-by-hour forecast here.

On This Day In History
George Orwell's novel of a dystopian future, 1984, is published on June 8, 1949. The novel’s all-seeing leader, known as “Big Brother,” becomes a universal symbol for intrusive government and oppressive bureaucracy.

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