Red tide threat still low, but state finds more signs in latest report: A brief environmental report on Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation’s recent findings of red tide algae off of Florida’s Gulf Coast region at the beginning of the 2019 summer season.
Puerto Rico’s governor refuses to resign, won’t run for 2020 reelection amid mass protests over leaked chat: Breaking news report of when Ricardo Rosselló, former governor of Puerto Rico, made several announcements on a Facebook live stream in the middle of his administration’s leaked group chat scandal.
Hurricane Dorian: Live updates from around Florida: An Orlando Sentinel collaborative blog widget where myself and other editors post the latest updates regarding Hurricane Dorian before, during and after its impact within Florida.
Air Force space shuttle lands after record-breaking orbit at Kennedy Space Center: A quick report on a US Air Force space shuttle that arrived in Cape Canaveral after spending a record 780 days in orbit.
FLORIDA CORONAVIRUS UPDATES—Orlando Sentinel:
Daily Orlando Sentinel updates regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak and its impact throughout Central Florida.
Florida coronavirus update for Sunday, March 8: State Dept. warns Americans not to take cruises due to coronavirus risk, new case reported
Florida coronavirus update for Sunday, March 29: 4,950 confirmed cases, 60 deaths statewide; President Trump extends shutdown and ‘social distancing’ guidelines through April 30
Florida coronavirus update for Sunday, April 5: 221 deaths out of 12,350 cases; about 1,700 cases reported in Central Florida, including 10th TSA worker at Orlando International
Florida coronavirus update for Sunday, April 12: 19,895 reported cases and 461 deaths statewide, including one new death in Central Florida
Florida coronavirus update for Sunday, April 19: 26,314 reported cases and 774 fatalities, Seminole County resident dies
POLICE BRIEFS—Orlando Sentinel:
5-year-old injured in Orlando shooting; suspect arrested
Shots fired in downtown Orlando apartment complex, OPD says
Father and son shot, injured in Orange County neighborhood, deputies say
Longwood man dies in Seminole County crash, FHP says
Winter Park man arrested for mass shooting threat on social media, FDLE says
St. Cloud man arrested in fatal DUI pedestrian crash, FHP says
One driver has been arrested and police are searching for a second after two men were killed in crashes on OBT
Shooting in an Orange County residence leaves 22-year-old dead, deputies say
Man injured in overnight stabbing in Orange County, deputies say
Pedestrian killed in Orange County hit-and-run, FHP says
Mount Dora man dies in Lake County crash, FHP says
The State Newspaper
Hear the 911 call that led to arrests of former Clemson football players: A visual look at the 911 call made regarding former Clemson University football players who were accused of robbing a former teammate and a current Tigers player while he was at practice.
Palmetto Health officials give update on victims on Amtrak crash outside of Cayce, SC: Breaking news mobile video of Dr. Steve Shelton’s press conference inside Palmetto Health regarding the victims that were ushered in the hospital after the Amtrak train crash that occurred on Feb. 4, 2018 in Cayce, SC.
See the crowds, signs from Columbia’s March For Our Lives movement: A photo gallery slideshow video about the thousands of people in Columbia, SC that gathered at the State House during the nationwide March For Our Lives protest rally that took place on March 24, 2018.
What to know about the arrest of Morgan Roof, sister of Dylann Roof: An explainer video about Morgan Roof, younger sister of Dylann Roof, who was arrested on March 15, 2018 for simple drug and weapon possession inside school grounds. Prior to the arrest, she made a racially-driven social media post that alarmed the student body at A.C. Flora High School in Richland County.
What ‘Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act’ could mean for SC’s LGBT rights: An explainer video about how Republican lawmakers in South Carolina introduced a bill on Feb. 15, 2018 dubbed “The Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act” in order to identify same-sex marriage as “parody marriage.
Zion Williamson soars through the air during his high school years: A highlights compilation video about Zion Williamson, a basketball prodigy from Spartanburg, SC, showcasing his high school athlete period before he made the big decision of choosing Duke University for his college career.
No USA, You Can’t Claim Monica Puig’s Puerto Rico Gold Win as Your Own: Personal essay on my thoughts about Puig’s historic tennis gold win for Puerto Rico in the Olympics and the toxic language of how “USA should claim/count” the win as their own.
WLRN 91.3 FM
Speakfridays Ten-year anniversary coverage: Multimedia coverage of a cultural open-mic venue located in Wynwood, that celebrated its ten-year anniversary. I spent all Memorial Day weekend conducting interviews, filming video footage, taking photos and editing the sound bites along with the script, online article and accompanying video.
South Florida Gay News
Being LGBT in the South Florida Fighting Game Community: Community profile piece on two local and prominent eSports players (Super Smash Bros., Street Fighter,etc.) who are LGBT and their goals of keeping their high-ranks while the FGC scene embraces LGBT diversity of its players.
Cheers Luv! The Cavalry’s Queer: Overwatch’s LGBT themes influence the fandom and its story: Editorial feature on the phenomenon of same-sex shipping and LGBT elements regarding Blizzard’s latest award-winning game “Overwatch” within the fandom and its creators.
OUTCon Miami is bringing Florida’s first LGBT anime convention: Hybrid profile and feature preview with the organizer of OUTCon Miami and how his experiences in the community inspired him to create Florida’s first LGBT-oriented anime and fandom convention.
SFGN’s Best of 2015 Special Issue: Annual special issue highlighting the reader’s choice of winners for LGBT-based businesses, events, and more. I covered four winners in the following categories: Best Pizza (Miami-Dade County), Best Shopping Destination, Best Movie Theater, and Best Coffee Shop (Broward County).
J-WORLD Tokyo Indoor Theme Park: Travel feature based on my experience attending a new indoor theme park of Shonen JUMP characters.