Real Talk, Real Solutions: Closing the Black homeownership gap
News 6 invited Oglah Gatamah, a realtor and franchise owner with Keller Wiliams Legacy Realty, and Tenisha Williams, real estate broker and owner of Elite Realty Partners, Inc., on Real Talk Real Solutions to talk about these problems and what can be done to overcome them.
‘Tiger King’ zoo closes to public after federal license suspended
The Oklahoma zoo from the Netflix “Tiger King” documentary announced it’s closing to the public after its federal animal exhibition license was suspended. The USDA says it suspended the license for Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park and its owner, Jeffrey Lowe, on Monday. Lowe and the previous owner, "Joe Exotic" whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, were among the characters in the Netflix hit "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness." A post to the park's Facebook page said the park will, for the foreseeable future, be a private film set for Tiger King-related TV content. It also said animal rights groups pressured the USDA to unfairly shut them down.
UPDATE: 1,200 Floridians receive suspicious seeds through mail
ORLANDO, Fla. More than 1,200 people have received suspicious seed packages through the mail, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. [RELATED: Maitland woman receives mystery seeds in mail, USDA warns not to plant them]State officials say the packages could be bearing Chinese characters. [RELATED: Florida officials warn of mystery seeds popping up in mail]The suspicious seeds have been reported in most states, according to Florida officials. UPDATE: @FDACS has 1,209+ reports from Floridians on suspicious seeds. State officials remind people who get the seeds in the mail to not open the packet and do not plant the seeds.
40,000 pounds of ground beef recalled due to E. coli concerns
ORLANDO, Fla. Lakeside Refrigerated Services is recalling 40,000 pounds of ground beef products over possible E. coli contamination. The United States Department of Agriculture, or USDA, says the ground beef was produced on June 1 and distributed nationwide under the names Marketside Butcher and Thomas Farms. vacuum packages containing MARKETSIDE BUTCHER ORGANIC GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF and a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P-53298-82. pieces of MARKETSIDE BUTCHER ORGANIC GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF PATTIES and a use or freeze by date of June 27, 2020 and lot code P-53934-28. vacuum packages containing VALUE PACK FRESH GROUND BEEF 76% LEAN / 24% FAT and a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P53930-18.
Dog tests positive for COVID-19
A dog tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories. USDA officials said the German shepherd is the first dog to test positive for the virus in the United States. A second dog in the house has not shown any symptoms, but USDA officials said antibodies were found in the dog. USDA officials said it appears people with COVID-19 can spread the virus to animals. A tiger, lion, and four cats have also tested positive for COVID-19.
Heavy rain showers take a big bite out of Central Florida drought
ORLANDO, Fla. The wet season has begun and that has provided a lot of Central Florida with much-needed rain. The drought monitor takes into account rain that has fallen through this past Tuesday and therefore does not include the heavy rain of Thursday morning. Significant improvements have occurred to the drought situation across Central Florida over the past week. As of the latest drought monitor released by the United States Department of Agriculture Thursday, most of Central Florida has been removed from drought status. Melbourne is now the only official reporting site in Central Florida that has seen higher than normal rainfall.