Regan McCarthy

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Regan McCarthy is the Assignment Editor and Senior News Producer for WFSU News/ Florida Public Radio. Before coming to Tallahassee, Regan graduated with honors from Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. She worked for several years for NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, Ind., where she covered local and state government and produced feature and community stories. She has also worked for the London Business Matters Magazine and the Rochester Sentinel, a daily local newspaper. She is the recipient of six professional broadcast awards including first-place Best Radio Feature from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.  When she isn’t tracking leading newsmakers she spends her time knitting, reading, strolling through the woods and brunching at new restaurants.  Follow Regan McCarthy on Twitter: @Regan_McCarthy

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.

Early voting is off to a smooth start, according to Leon County Elections Supervisor Ion Sancho. Since polls opened Saturday, more 3,700 people have cast their ballots.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has signed a memorandum of understanding with Waste Pro in a move officials say will increase the availability of bear resistant trashcans.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a trial of genetically engineered mosquitos designed to reduce the number of the bugs that transmit Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya. Oxitec CEO Hadyn Parry says the next step is a local referendum in November.

“So we will of course wait for that referendum before we go ahead, respecting the outcome that may have,” Parry says.

Florida lawmakers have filed the first bills of the 2017 legislative session. They’re all what are known as claims bills.

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