Thursday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Forecasters reduce predictions for hurricane season
Government forecasters today slightly reduced their predictions for the Atlantic hurricane season but say the season is still shaping up to be above normal with the possibility that it could be very active. The season has already produced four named storms, with the peak of the season – mid-August through October – yet to come. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and NOAA.
Florida sues company for preying on homeowners
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is suing a company that her office says allegedly preyed on homeowners in danger of losing their homes. Bondi's office filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Broward County against Nicholas Torgerson and two companies Whitestone Capital Trust LLC and Become the Bank LLC. More at the AP.
Bags Inc. signs JetBlue for luggage delivery
JetBlue Airways announced a partnership Wednesday with Orlando-based Bags Inc. to provide luggage-delivery service as an option for the airline's customers. The deal means those flying on JetBlue can pay to have their luggage hand-delivered from the airport to the doorstep of their destination. More at the Orlando Sentinel.
New Florida training center cultivating WWE's next crop
Bodies crashing to the ground and being slung against the springy ropes of the ring. The slapping of skin as hulking men and women grapple and hurl blows at one another. Welcome to World Wrestling Entertainment’s Performance Center, a $2.5 million, 26,000-square foot facility that opened last month, replacing a much smaller and antiquated facility in Tampa. More at the AP.
Poll finds Americans want to live longer, but not too much
How long would you like to live - 100 years? Maybe 120? Would extended life spans be good for society, the economy and the way people go through their lives? With populations aging and medical science progressing, questions like these are moving from the science-fiction category to the realm of long-term issues that ethicists and policy makers are starting to consider. More at the Orlando Sentinel.
In case you missed it: