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Invest 99 hasn't developed into a tropical storm yet. And the national hurricane center says it may not until Saturday. By then, though, it could be quickly approaching south Florida. Meteorologist Jeff Huffman sat down with Florida's Director of Emergency Management Bryan Koon earlier today to find out how the state is preparing.

The latest scores from the ACT college entrance exam suggest many of this year’s high school graduates aren’t prepared for college-level course work.

In its annual score report released Wednesday, the testing company said only 38 percent of graduating seniors who took the exam hit the college-ready benchmark in at least three of the four core subjects tested — reading, english, math and science.

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The Florida sandhill crane is just one species an environmental group says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has failed to protect under the Endangered Species Act.

The group is threatening to sue the federal agency.

Florida officials announced a new locally transmitted Zika case Wednesday—this time in Palm Beach County. It’s the second case stemming from local mosquitos in the county, but officials say the two cases aren’t connected.

Donald Trump spoke to several thousand people Wednesday at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. There, he expanded his appeal to African-Americans and Hispanics, saying they can benefit from his proposed job programs as much as the rest of Americans.

At noon on a cloudless day, the sun beats down on the rooftop of a Coconut Grove hotel. Daren Goldin, a solar contractor, walks around rows of solar panels installed at angles on the white roof. The sun’s reflection is almost blinding, like snow on a sunny day.

South Florida’s Olympic Silver medal winner is back home.

Danell Leyva brought home a silver in high bar and another silver in parallel bars, both packed in red and white tube socks in his carry-on.

At the airport to meet his flight home were friends and family, also a few dozen young gymnasts from Universal Gymnastics, where Leyva started.

Hendry County Sheriff's Office website and Johnny Lee Jackson's election facebook page.

Hendry County residents will pick their Democratic choice for sheriff next week during the Aug. 30 primary election.

Invest 99 Has Tropical Storm Force Winds

Aug 24, 2016
WUFT

Hurricane Hunters found tropical storm force winds in Invest 99 earlier today, but it's still not a named storm. Meterologist Jeff Huffman says we should know much more about where this system is headed by Friday. 

A tropical disturbance currently in the Caribbean near Puerto Rico could affect Florida this weekend.

Currently known as ‘Invest 99-L’, the storm is expected to gain the name Hermine soon.

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