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5 Things To Know On Thursday, June, 11, 2020

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Posted at 5:26 AM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 05:50:19-04

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1. Coronavirus, mosquitoes and toxic toads, oh my!
Several cities in Palm Beach County have become hot spots for coronavirus infections. The hot spots include Lake Worth, Palm Springs, Greenacres, and Belle Glade, but numbers have been rising all over the state. Palm Beach County still hopes to enter Phase Two soon.

After days of flooding rains and damaging storms, there is also a new concern over mosquito and tick-borne illness in Martin County.

The heat, humidity, and recent rain have also created the perfect storm, allowing toxic toads and iguanas to reproduce and pose a major threat to your pets and possibly young children.

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2. Things aren't so "zip-a-dee-doo-dah" at Disney World
Disney fans want Splash Mountain to remove all of its references to Song of the South.

The petition says the 1946 movie is "steeped in extremely problematic and stereotypical racist tropes." Disney seems to know that because “Song of the South” never received a home video release in the United States, they never made DVDs and it won't appear on Disney+.

The petition suggests Disney should change the theme to Princess and the Frog. Tiana, the main character in the film, is recognized for being Disney's first African-American princess.

This isn't the first time fans have called for the ride to be changed, but with the movement spurred by George Floyd's death, many fans think now is the time for it to change.

3. Remains found on Chad Daybell's property belong to JJ Vallow, Tylee Ryan
Since Lori Daybell's two children, JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan, were last seen in September 2019, a string of events has led to the arrests of both her and her husband, Chad Daybell.

The children's grandparents released a statement saying the family was "filled with unfathomable sadness" and could confirm that the bodies were JJ and Tylee.

Authorities had also been investigating two other deaths tied to the case -- Lori Daybell's fourth husband, Charles Vallow, as well as her brother, Alex Cox. There is also much speculation about Chad's first wife who died just weeks before he married Lori, but after Lori had already bought wedding rings.

The case involves a doomsday cult, multiple deaths, weddings and more strange turns.

4. What's next in the George Floyd case? One of the former officers arrested posts bail
Thomas Lane was among the three officers who were charged with aiding and abetting a murder. Lane's bail was set at $750,000 following his arrest last week and he posted bail Wednesday.

Lane was on his fourth day with the Minneapolis Police when Floyd died in his custody. Due to his inexperience, there is a petition to drop his charges.


5. What's going on in Seattle? #SeattleAutonomousZone
The Seattle Autonomous Zone or Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone is a six-block space with no current police presence.

After days of protests, the Seattle Police Department removed their barricades and left the protesters to police themselves.

The area has since been plastered with murals, has hosted its own town halls, and has even held a movie night featuring the documentary 13th, which explores the history of race and the criminal justice system in the United States.

Police also have largely remained scarce in that area and in the several nights since, no major incidents have occurred as protests continue. Despite that, President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday night to criticize the governor and Seattle’s mayor, saying they should “take back” the city, and, “If you don’t do it, I will.”

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On This Day In History
Facing federalized Alabama National Guard troops, Alabama Governor George Wallace ends his blockade of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and allows two African American students to enroll on June 11, 1963.

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