Fort Lauderdale Officials Respond To $1.8 Million State Fine For Sewage Spills
Pipes in Fort Lauderdale keep breaking--it's been an almost daily reality for many people living and working in the city. More than 200 million gallons of sewage have spilled from busted pipes in Fort Lauderdale since December. The state responded to the sewer spills this week. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection fined the city almost two million dollars. That amount is based in part on how much sewage has spilled. On the South Florida Roundup, host Tom Hudson talked about the issue with WLRN’s Broward County reporter Caitie Switalski and Fort Lauderdale’s deputy city manager Rob Hernandez. Here's an excerpt of their conversation: TOM HUDSON: What are the funding options if the city has to pay the state this $1.8 million fine or any fine for that matter? ROB HERNANDEZ: Well, if we have to pay the fine, it's either going to have to come out of the Water and Sewer fund or the city's general fund. And again, we believe that $1.8 million will best serve our our local
Florida Public Health Experts Discuss State Response To New Coronavirus
There have been no cases of the coronavirus reported in Florida so far, according to the Florida Department of Health. State health officials say they can’t release information about how many people have been tested for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Meanwhile, it’s the peak of flu season. Hundreds of Floridians have died from influenza and pneumonia this year. On The Florida Roundup, hosts Tom Hudson and Melissa Ross discussed the state response to the virus with Justin Senior, CEO of the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida and Dr. John Sinnott, chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.
Keys Schools Seek Extension On Property Tax For Operating Costs
Monroe County voters will have more than just presidential primary candidates to consider on their March 17 ballots—all voters, regardless of party, will be asked to weigh in on an ongoing tax earmarked for teachers.
Mexican Comedian Chespirito's Legacy Lives On In Google Doodle
On Google’s homepage, Mexican TV comedian Roberto Gómez Bolaños stands proudly with one hand on his hip as his body is magically projecting out of a classic 1970s television. Gómez Bolaños, who is better known as Chespirito or "Little Shakespeare," died at age 85 in 2014 . Today would have marked his 91st birthday. Chespirito is well-known across Latin America and internationally for his great work as an actor, comedian, film director and author. He played the role of el Chavo in the 1970s Mexican sitcom television series “El Chavo del Ocho,” which he created and his iconic El Chapulín Colorado , a spunky and hilarious superhero. Sayings he coined like, "¡Síganme los buenos!," which means "Good people follow my lead" and "Se me chispoteó," which means "I messed up," are still widely used in conversations. In a career that spanned four decades, Chespirito created more than 100 episodes of television. His humor captured the hearts of many. To this day, Chespirito is known as one of the