Brooke Baitinger covers all things South Florida for the Sun Sentinel, her hometown newspaper. That includes criminal justice, coronavirus, plenty of hurricanes and breaking news. She studied journalism at the University of Florida. When she's not writing stories, she likes running, riding horses or hanging out with her little black cat, Michonne.
Tropical Storm Iota formed Friday afternoon in the Caribbean Sea, becoming the 30th storm of the record-breaking 2020 hurricane season. It is forecast to strengthen into a major hurricane before landfall in Central America early next week.
La tormenta tropical Iota se formó el viernes por la tarde en el mar Caribe, convirtiéndose en la trigésima tormenta de la temporada de huracanes de 2020 que batió récords. Su trayectoria es hacia Centroamérica en la misma área que el huracán Eta tocó tierra hace más de 10 días.
Just after dark on Friday, two people who were out demonstrating their support for President Donald Trump in a group in Fort Lauderdale were shot with pellet rounds in a drive-by shooting, authorities said.They were treated for minor injuries and released. But the suspects drove off, and the encounter left some in the group feeling shaken.