Wednesday October 28, 2020

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reports, a civilian with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has died in a boating accident, 2 other employees hurt. The boat was operating on the canal when it collided with a concrete piling located underneath the Congress Ave eastbound ramp onto Southern Blvd in West Palm Beach.  One of the three occupants was ejected off the boat into the water and was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.  The operator was also injured and transported to the hospital.  The other occupant, a woman, died as a result of her injuries. All three occupants are civilian employees with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.  The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office will be the lead investigating agency.

A new partnership could mean better results for students and adults working from home. During a meeting of the Children and Youth Cabinet, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced a statewide partnership with T-Mobile to provide over 600,000 Florida families 100GB of internet per year over the next 5 years. This partnership seeks to ensure Florida families have internet access and coincides with T-Mobile’s Project 10Million. Project 10Million is a national campaign to increase internet connectivity to millions of student households by offering free wireless hotspots and free high-speed data for K-12 students who participate in the national school lunch program. School administrators can apply for the program by providing ZIP codes for students that participate in the school lunch program. The schools then distribute the hotspots and devices, with T-Mobile providing assistance for setup and technical support. For more information on T-Mobile’s Project 10Million, or how to get connected, visit https://www.t-mobile.com/business/education/project-10-million.

A news source reports, Hendry County has removed the outside ballot drop box from the courthouse parking lot citing security reasons. The county said its security cameras nearby were not secure enough. There is still a ballot drop box inside each office/early voting site. Click here for more information on early voting in Hendry County. Florida’s health department reported an increase of 4,298 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, along with 56 more resident deaths. It’s the fourth time since Oct. 17 that the state has surpassed 4,000 new cases in a day. Florida is now up to 786,311 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 16,505 resident deaths, according to the health department’s dashboard. New deaths confirmed in the past 24 hours include nine in Miami-Dade County and three in Palm Beach County. For more detailed data on every county from the latest Florida Department of Health report, click here.

Employers are looking to fill their rosters during a virtual job fair. CareerSource Palm Beach County is hosting the “Project Impact Virtual Job Fair” Thursday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Some of the companies looking to hire include Amazon, Scripps Research Institute, Apple One, Diagnostic Centers of America, ONEL Construction, Hilton Hotels, Allied Universal Security Services, Kasper Electric, McDonald’s, and Palm Beach State College. Positions are available at all levels in various industries including healthcare, life sciences, hospitality, education, construction, electrical and engineering companies, and more. Participants with unique abilities will have special priority, however, the virtual job fair is open to everyone. All participants are required to register first. For more information and to register, click here.