close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for October 21 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. It has been a month since Hurricane Ian wiped out parts of southwest Florida. Now multimillion-dollar cleanup contracts are generating new tempests in the Category 4 storm's wake. Contractors who remove debris and perform post-storm repairs are fighting over local government contracts that could be worth tens of millions in tax dollars. The skirmishes offer a preview of likely fights over local, state and federal funds that will be distributed over the next several months to help southwest Florida get back on its feet. A case in point is the recent contentious expansion of a land-based storm debris removal contract that had been put out to bid well before the hurricane. Coincidentally, the contract was awarded to Crowder-Gulf Joint Venture just days after Ian made landfall at the county’s Cayo Costa State … [Read more...] about Hurricane Ian’s aftermath stirred by contractors bidding over multimillion-dollar cleanup contracts
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for November 28 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Scientists are saying a red tide bloom that’s lingered along the coast for a few weeks is now being fed by nutrients running off the landscape in the wake of Hurricane Ian. Red tide (Karenia brevis) is a naturally occurring organism in the Gulf of Mexico that sometimes blooms to toxic levels . But research shows that nutrients from farm fields, lawns and septic tanks fuel red tide blooms close to shore — making them more frequent, longer-lasting and more intense. "I don’t see any good evidence that hurricanes initiate a red tide, but once you have a red tide started, runoff will make it worse," said Larry Brand, a water quality expert, scientist and professor at the University of Miami. Ian didn’t create the conditions for the original bloom; but rain water and storm surge has helped fuel the … [Read more...] about Florida scientists discover toxic algae levels along the coast
Former NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was escorted off of a plane Sunday morning by police after getting into an altercation with airplane personnel before takeoff. The American Airlines cabin crew on the flight from Miami to Los Angeles called police and fire department for a medical emergency because Beckham appeared to be “coming in and out of consciousness” when they were asking him to fasten his seatbelt prior to departure, according to a statement from the Miami-Dade Police. They were reportedly nervous that the free agent receiver was seriously ill. From Miami-Dade Police on Odell Beckham Jr. being removed from a flight this morning: pic.twitter.com/ieD40w4wkv — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 27, 2022 The statement by Miami-Dade Police suggests that his reluctancy to not buckle up caused him to be asked to exit the aircraft. Police also stated that Beckham refused to leave the plane until officers arrived to the terminal. Odell Beckham Jr. … [Read more...] about Odell Beckham Jr. Gets Escorted Off Plane By Police. Did He Blow His Opportunity To Get Signed?
JuneBaby , a Seattle restaurant focused on the foods of the American South, was named Best New Restaurant on Monday night at the James Beard Foundation’s annual awards ceremony in Chicago. Its founding chef, Edouardo Jordan , is the first African-American to earn that prize. He also picked up an award for Best Chef in the Northwest for his first restaurant, Salare . With that rare double victory, he found himself in the center of a winners’ circle suddenly filled with women and people of color. The chef and writer Gabrielle Hamilton , who runs just one small restaurant — Prune , in the East Village of Manhattan, with about 30 seats — won the national award for Outstanding Chef, a recognition that her influence in the industry far exceeds her footprint. After nine consecutive nominations, Highlands Bar & Grill in Birmingham, Ala., was chosen Outstanding Restaurant, a sweet victory for its founding chef and owner, Frank Stitt. The restaurant also earned an … [Read more...] about Seattle’s JuneBaby Named Best New Restaurant at Beard Awards
close Video Red Tide killing sea life, causing sickness along Gulf Coast The Sunshine State’s southwest coast has been ravaged by an unrelenting Red Tide this summer—thousands of dead fish have clogged waterways, while manatees, sea turtles and even a whale shark have washed ashore after falling victim to the dangerous water conditions. LITTLE GASPARILLA ISLAND, Fla. – Albert Fernandez has been fishing the waters of Florida his entire life. But the once crystal-clear water he remembers has turned a brownish-red the past few months because of a toxic algae polluting the water. “I haven’t been here in months and reason being is because I’m not going to enjoy myself,” he said while tying his aptly named boat, The Aquaholic, to a dock near his home on Little Gasparilla Island, a barrier island about an hour south of Venice, Fla. The island is only accessible by boat and commutable by golf cart, luring visitors from around the world in search of … [Read more...] about Toxic algae bloom killing marine life, making people sick along Florida’s Gulf Coast