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5 Things To Know On Thursday, February 4, 2021

Posted at 7:01 AM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 07:01:00-05

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1. Frost in Florida? Advisory in place for Treasure Coast, inland Palm Beach County:
A Frost Advisory is in place for the Treasure Coast, inland Palm Beach County and the Lake Okeechobee area until 8 a.m.

This early morning could bring the coldest conditions we'll experience this season. Lows will be in the low 30s for the Treasure Coast and inland and in the low 40s elsewhere. The peak hours for the cold conditions will fall between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m.

This weekend a cold front pushes into central Florida. We could have showers later Saturday, and a rumble of thunder on Sunday, and into parts of Monday, picking up some much-need rainfall. Highs stay on the warm side near 80 degrees.

Latest Weather Forecast: Thursday 5 a.m.

2. What we've learned about the suspect and FBI agents in Sunrise:
The FBI has identified the man who fatally shot two agents Tuesday morning in Sunrise as 55-year-old David Lee Huber.

Special agents Daniel Alfin and Laura Schwartzenberger were killed while serving a search warrant at Huber's home.

Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger had been with the FBI since 2005, specializing in crimes against children. Schwartzenberger was a frequent visitor at Rockway Middle School near Miami, teaching students there about her work, including as recently as last year.

FBI identifies man who killed 2 agents

3. GOP keeps Rep. Cheney in leadership, shows backing for Rep. Greene:
In a meeting on Capitol Hill, Republican members of Congress voted to keep Rep. Liz Cheney in caucus leadership following her vote to impeach President Donald Trump last month.

Meanwhile, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the Republican caucus remains behind Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene following videos documenting her past support for a range of conspiracy theories including that the Parkland shooting didn't occur.

Democrats on the House Rules Committee voted earlier on Wednesday to remove Greene from serving on committees. McCarthy blasted Democrats for attempting to bar Greene from serving on the Education and Budget Committees.

GOP keeps Rep. Cheney in leadership, shows backing for Rep. Greene

4. West Palm Beach brings back Clematis by Night and more events:
Tonight, the City of West Palm Beach will host the first Clematis By Night event in nearly a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The city is also bringing back other events as part of its "Revamp Fun in 2021" campaign. These events include Screen on the Green and Sunday on The Waterfront. Tickets are required and you can buy them here.

The city says all events will be held at the Meyer Amphitheatre with CDC-recommended precautions in place. To help with social distancing, the city will be splitting groups into pods which must be reserved ahead of time. Each pod can hold up to 4 people.

West Palm Beach brings back Clematis by Night and more events

5. Help is on the way for those without homes in our area:
A new emergency shelter on wheels is called the 'Dignity Bus' and it's the first of its kind in Indian River County.

The 45-foot coach bus was converted into a state-of-the-art RV. Its complete with 20 sleeping pods. Each one has lights, curtains, power outlets and USB ports. There's also a generator and air filtration system on board.

In Boca Raton, a mobile shower unit is now open to anyone in need to a hot shower. Visitors will also have access to new shoes, clothing, towels and toiletries. Volunteers will also help connect individuals with proper resources they are entitled to such as SNAP benefits, the VA for veterans and housing assistance for those who wish to get off the streets.

First-of-its-kind Dignity Bus helping the homeless in Vero Beach

On This Day In History
On February 4, 2004, a Harvard sophomore named Mark Zuckerberg launches The Facebook, a social media website he had built in order to connect Harvard students with one another.


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