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5 Things To Know On Monday, November 9, 2020

Posted at 7:01 AM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 07:13:45-05

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!

1. Tropical Storm Eta has arrived
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for all of South Florida and the Treasure Coast as Tropical Storm Eta brings heavy rain, gusty winds, and dangerous storm surge to the area.

According to WPTV First Alert Meteorologist Steve Villanueva, we can expect heavy downpours and wind gusts up to 60 mph from Eta. Isolated tornadoes may also spin up within the rain squalls.

Schools, courts, trains and more will be close today as Tropical Storm Eta passes through. Click here, for the list.

You can find county-by-county power outages here.

Tropical Storm Eta: 4 a.m. update

2. Latest on the election: Trump
President Donald Trump is facing pressure to cooperate with President-elect Joe Biden’s team to ensure a smooth transfer of power when the new administration takes office in January.

The General Services Administration is tasked with formally recognizing Biden as president-elect, which begins the transition. But the agency’s Trump-appointed administrator, Emily Murphy, has not started the process and has given no guidance on when she will do so.

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina urged Trump to continue pursuing legal challenges related to the election, making a bumpy transition more likely.

Trump continues to question election results

3. Latest on the election: Biden
President-elect Joe Biden signaled on Sunday he plans to move quickly to build out his government, focusing first on the raging pandemic that will likely dominate the early days of his administration.

Biden named a former surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy, and a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner, David Kessler, as co-chairs of a coronavirus working group set to get started, with other members expected to be announced Monday.

Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, one of Trump’s closest allies, opened a Cabinet meeting on Sunday by congratulating Biden. George W. Bush, the only living Republican former president, also congratulated Biden calling him “a good man, who has won his opportunity to lead and unify our country.”

Biden seeks to move quickly and build out his administration

4. What is a Loss of a Legend: Alex Trebek has died
Alex Trebek, the calm and witty host of "Jeopardy!" since 1984, has died at the age of 80.

In March 2019, Trebek announced he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He immediately started treatment, but made no plans to retire. In fact, he kept hosting and taping new episodes.

Trebek released a memoir this summer, the day before his 80th birthday, called “The Answer Is...Reflections on My Life."

5. Salt Life co-founder in Palm Beach County jail
The co-founder of the Salt Life apparel brand is back in Palm Beach County after his arrest in connection with the death of an 18-year-old woman at a Singer Island hotel.

Michael Hutto, 54, was booked into the main Palm Beach County jail Sunday. Hutto was arrested Oct. 30 on a manslaughter charge in Jacksonville.

Hutto is accused of shooting Lora Grace Duncan one day earlier at the Hilton Singer Island oceanfront resort.

Salt Life co-founder in Palm Beach County jail after fatal shooting at Singer Island hotel

Today's Forecast
Tropical Storm Eta triggers Flash Flood Warning in Palm Beach County

Latest Weather Forecast: Monday 5 a.m.

Get your complete hour-by-hour forecast here.

On This Day In History
On November 9, 1938, in an event that would foreshadow the Holocaust, German Nazis launch a campaign of terror against Jewish people and their homes and businesses in Germany and Austria. The violence, which continued through November 10 and was later dubbed “Kristallnacht,” or “Night of Broken Glass.”

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