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5 Things To Know On Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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Posted at 7:07 AM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 07:07:26-05

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1. Are you owed money? Millions of dollars waiting unclaimed
Florida's Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis announced on Monday that Palm Beach County holds more than $209 million in unclaimed property.

Here's a breakdown of unclaimed property by county:

  • Palm Beach County: $209,213,924
  • Martin County: $17,827,288
  • St. Lucie County: $22,563,774
  • Indian River County: $14,885,271
  • Okeechobee County: $3,229,978

To see if you have any unclaimed property waiting for you, click here.

More than $209 million in unclaimed property in Palm Beach County

2. Latest On Election 2020: Michigan result certified, GSA starts transition to Biden
Michigan election officials on Monday certified Democrat Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory in the state. Allies of Trump and losing GOP Senate candidate John James had urged the panel to delay voting for two weeks to audit votes in heavily Democratic Wayne County, home to Detroit.

The General Services Administration, a government agency that assists incoming presidents with their transitions into the Oval Office, announced Monday that it has formally recognized President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in this month’s presidential election.

While Trump did not concede on Monday, he said he is recommending his team to cooperate in the transition of power.

Federal agency recognizes President-elect Biden’s win, formalizes transition

3. Want to sail away? CDC warns 'all people' should avoid cruise ships
In its latest COVID-19 and cruise ship travel update, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends "all people" should avoid traveling on a cruise ship and river cruises worldwide.

The agency has raised the level from three to four, which means it's a high risk of getting the coronavirus.

The new guidance says passengers should get tested three to five days after their trip and stay home for seven days, even if you test negative.

CDC warns 'all people' should avoid traveling on cruise ships

4. Speaking of vacation travel: Brightline is going to Walt Disney World
All aboard. Brightline is officially headed to Walt Disney World.

The high-speed commuter rail service announced Monday that Disney has entered into an agreement with Brightline to build a train station at Disney Springs.

Brightline currently has stops in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. It will eventually connect South Florida to Orlando and Tampa.

Brightline, Walt Disney World agree to build station at Disney Springs

5. Your drive in Stuart just got easier
The Florida Department of Transportation has reopened all lanes on the Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart.

Initially the agency expected the bridge to be fully open in January, but the contractor was able to speed up the project ahead of schedule.

For the past five months, crews worked to repair several cracks and corrosion issues that were found during a routine inspection.

All lanes on Roosevelt Bridge reopen ahead of schedule in Stuart

Today's Forecast
This comfy weather continues through most of the week.

Latest Weather Forecast: Tuesday 5 a.m.

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On This Day In History
On November 24, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is shot to death by Jack Ruby, a Dallas nightclub owner.

Oswald was brought to the basement of the Dallas police headquarters on his way to a more secure county jail. A crowd of police and press with live television cameras rolling gathered to witness his departure. As Oswald came into the room, Jack Ruby emerged from the crowd and fatally wounded him with a single shot from a concealed .38 revolver.

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