Civil rights groups warn tourists about Florida in wake of 'hostile' laws
The NAACP over the weekend issued a travel advisory for Florida, joining two other civil rights groups in warning potential tourists that recent laws championed by Gov_ Ron DeSantis and Florida lawmakers are “openly hostile toward African Americans, people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals.”.
Thousands of runners race in OUC half marathon
ORLANDO, Fla. – Thousands of runners are excited to be racing again during the first in-person marathon since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Two thousand runners participated in the OUC half marathon that raced its way through downtown Orlando Saturday morning. Thousands of runners race in OUC half marathonRunners wore masks before and after the race, but they didn’t have to wear face coverings while running. Betsy Hughes with Track Shack, which organized the race, said they also spaced out the groups and asked runners wait on orange dots for their turn. “I think they were able to still have the race which is awesome, and I think everybody is taking precautions,” Herndon said.
Pregnant woman pulls husband to safety as shark attacks him off Florida Keys
MARATHON, Fla. – When a shark attacked her husband during a snorkeling trip in the Florida Keys, his pregnant wife didn’t think twice, jumping out of a boat to pull him to safety, a sheriff’s deputy said. Eddy, of Atlanta, had just slid into the water from a private boat when a large shark, estimated at 10 feet, latched onto his shoulder. Dukes, without hesitation, dove into the water and pulled Eddy to the safety of the boat,” Deputy Christopher Aguanno wrote in his report. Several other snorkelers from other boats were already in the water when the attack happened, the deputy wrote. George Burgess, who retired as director of the University of Florida's International Shark Attack File, agreed that it was likely a bull shark that bit Eddy.