Greg Allen

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Miami Beach Residents Criticize Pesticide Spraying In Zika Control Efforts

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Some residents and officials in Miami Beach are angry at Miami-Dade County's decision to spray a pesticide, Naled, over an area in which mosquitoes have spread Zika. A city commissioner is proposing legal action to block it.


Florida Reports First Local Mosquitoes With Zika; Bromeliads Removed

Friday, September 02, 2016

Mosquitoes trapped on Miami Beach have been found to carry the Zika virus. Crews have been spraying pesticide, and the city has removed bromeliads — plants that are ideal mosquito breeding spots.


Frustration Mounts In Miami Over Spread Of Zika Virus

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

It's been a month since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned pregnant women to stay away from a Miami neighborhood because of the threat of Zika. Health officials say aggressive mosquito control efforts are paying off. But business is down, and many are wondering when the travel advisory can be loosened or lifted.


Planned Parenthood Joins Campaign To Rid Miami Neighborhoods Of Zika

Friday, August 26, 2016

The organization is going door to door in some of the city's poorest neighborhoods. The goal: Reach 25,000 households in six weeks with information about Zika prevention and family planning services.


Florida's Zika Cases Weigh On Businesses, State And Local Officials

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Business leaders worry that designating neighborhoods as hot zones will hurt tourism. State and local officials are concerned about how information is being released about Zika's spread.


Miami Schools Take Steps To Protect Returning Students From Zika

Monday, August 22, 2016

Mosquito repellent, long-sleeved shirts and pants are part of the plan, as well emails, texts and education about standing water. But controlling the spread of the virus is a major challenge.


Miami Schools Take Steps To Protect Students From Zika

Monday, August 22, 2016

As school begins in the Miami area, students, teachers and parents are worried about Zika. There are several schools in the two neighborhoods where mosquitoes have been carrying the Zika virus. The school district is taking steps to protect students from the virus.


Health Officials Identify More Cases Of Locally Acquired Zika In Florida

Friday, August 19, 2016

Health officials in Florida are investigating an area in Miami Beach where there are two new cases of locally acquired Zika virus. In all, federal and state officials are investigating nine areas in Florida where local Zika transmission may be taking place.


Florida Keys Opposition Stalls Tests Of Genetically Altered Mosquitoes

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration has approved release of genetically engineered mosquitoes in an effort to halt the spread of Zika virus. But residents of the Florida Keys aren't keen on the concept.


Wasserman Schultz Faces Tough Primary Against Sanders-Endorsed Canova

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is fighting to keep her seat in Congress. Progressive Democrat Tim Canova has matched Wasserman Schultz in fundraising after being endorsed by Bernie Sanders.


Zika-Fighting GMO Mosquito Gets FDA Approval For Testing

Saturday, August 06, 2016

The FDA has approved field trials of a genetically engineered mosquito designed to combat Zika and other diseases. But there's strong opposition in Florida where the GMO insects would be tested.


Aerial Spraying Begins In Miami Neighborhood Impacted By Zika Virus

Thursday, August 04, 2016

In Miami, health officials are hopeful that aggressive measures are helping to contain the first cases of locally acquired Zika. In the Miami neighborhood identified as the source of local Zika cases, businesses are thriving.


Miami Targets Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes With Aerial Spraying, Inspections

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

The first cases of locally transmitted Zika in the continental U.S. were contracted in one of Miami's liveliest neighborhoods, Wynwood — a developing neighborhood filled with cafes, bars and art galleries. Local officials say they're heeding experts' advice to fight the virus aggressively.


At Least 10 More People Contract Zika In Florida

Monday, August 01, 2016

Mosquitoes have infected at least 10 more people with Zika in Miami, prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to recommend pregnant women avoid the area and triggering a request from the state of Florida for help from the CDC.


Volleyball Plus Soccer Makes Footvolley

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Footvolley is a sport played like it sounds: A volleyball is kicked around like soccer with no hands. The U.S. and other countries are sending teams to Brazil, but it's not an Olympic sport yet.


Florida Officials Trace Zika To Local Mosquitoes In 4 Recent Cases

Friday, July 29, 2016

Health officials have confirmed that four people in South Florida appear to have contracted Zika from local mosquitoes. They're the first cases of local transmission on the U.S. mainland.


Miami Steps Up Mosquito Control Efforts After Suspected Zika Cases

Friday, July 22, 2016

Health officials think two people in Miami may have contracted the virus from local mosquitoes. So they're spraying pesticide to help stop the virus from spreading into Florida's mosquito population.


Pulse Nightclub Shooter Told FBI He Had Falsely Claimed Ties To Killers

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

According to newly released documents, Omar Mateen told investigators he had boasted about ties to mass killers and terrorist groups because co-workers had verbally abused him for being Muslim.


Which Way Florida Goes Hinges On Puerto Rican Voters

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Winning Florida's electoral votes this November could come down to winning the favor of a newly potent bloc: Puerto Ricans in and around Orlando.


In Baton Rouge, Simmering Mistrust Divides Police, Community

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Even before last week's shooting of Alton Sterling, Baton Rouge's mostly-white police force had an uneasy relationship with the mostly-black city.