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Tropical Storm Henri could form soon, Fred forecast to hit Florida, Grace menaces Haiti

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A tropical depression passing near Bermuda is forecast to turn into Tropical Storm Henri soon.

Tropical Depression Eight was about 135 miles east-southeast of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds near 35 mph with higher gusts. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

Forecasters are also watching Tropical Storm Fred, which is expected to bring heavy rain to parts of the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend Region ahead of its Monday landfall. Hispaniola is also bracing for possible flash flooding and mudslides as Tropical Depression Grace approaches the Dominican Republic’s southern coast.

Tropical Storm Fred should make landfall soon in Florida. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

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Tropical Depression Grace is forecast to strengthen into a tropical storm again and possibly turn into a hurricane by the time it nears Mexico. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

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Miami private school to require students getting COVID-19 vaccine to stay home for 30 days after each dose due to ‘shedding onto others’

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MIAMI, Fla. — A Miami school that made headlines for saying it would penalize teachers who got the COVID-19 vaccine is now requiring students who get vaccinated to remain home for 30 days after each dose.

Parents of students at the Centner Academy recently received a letter from its Chief Operating Officer that read in part, “…if you are considering the vaccine for your Centner Academy student(s), we ask that you hold off until the Summer when there will be time for the potential transmission or shedding onto others to decrease.”

The letter also spelled out a quarantine rule for parents who still choose to vaccinate their children.

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Police actively investigating bomb threat that led to evacuation of downtown Miami building

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MIAMI, Fla. — A building in downtown Miami has been evacuated as police say they investigate a bomb threat.

City of Miami Police units have responded to the building, located at 300 SE 3rd St., Sunday afternoon.

Investigators said they received a call about the bomb threat just before 3 p.m.

Please check back with the Miami Standard for more updates on this breaking story.

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Rotting fish, injuries, dirty water: Feds find care violations at Miami Seaquarium for captive orca Tokitae

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A captive southern resident orca at the Miami Seaquarium for now more than 50 years was given meager rations, fed rotten fish, and forced to do high-energy jumps and tricks despite a jaw injury from fast swims, a federal inspection reported.

The findings, first reported in The Miami Herald, were publicly released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service following a routine inspection of the marine theme park over three days in June.

The Sept. 22 report, filed by the federal veterinary medical officer, details multiple violations of animal care standards.

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