Title V permit renewal has been issued for Greenidge Generation Dresden, New york operation.

Title V permit renewal has been issued for Greenidge Generation Dresden, New york operation. 1

The department of Environmental Conservation has issued a renewal affirmation for the new york-based energy and bitcoin mining company Greenidge’s generation and holdings.

The affirmation came after the take over of Support.com and its debut into the New York stock exchange. The permit will expire no later than 5 years after the issuance.

The Dresden facility has been granted authorization to emit up to 641,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalents per year. This equates to 708 million pounds of coal burned, 116 thousand homes’ average annual power consumption, or 1.6 billion miles traveled by a passenger vehicle.

According to Coinscreed, Greenidge Generation has mined 250,000 Bitcoins since its operations. It’s one of the few companies in the bitcoin mining industry that claims to be 100% carbon neutral with their clean-burning natural gas power plant.

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Florida teen & mother arrested for rigging votes in homecoming queen election


PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – A teenager in Florida has been accused of rigging a homecoming queen election along with her mother. The teen has been charged as an adult according to prosecutors.

In March, Emily Rose was 17 when she got arrested. She turned 18 in April. On Tuesday, the State Attorney’s Office in Escambia County confirmed that Grover will be tried as an adult.

Grover and her mother, Laura Rose Carroll, 50, face multiple felony charges stemming from the October homecoming vote at Tate High School in Pensacola.

Laura Rose Carroll was an assistant principal at Bellview Elementary School. According to officials, Carroll accessed the school district’s internal system to cast fraudulent votes for her daughter so that she would win.

The investigation began in November when the Escambia County School District reported unauthorized access into hundreds of student accounts, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

In October, Investigators found that hundreds of votes for the school’s homecoming court were flagged as fraudulent. The investigation found that there were 117 votes from the same IP address within a short period of time.

That’s when investigators found evidence of unauthorized access to the system linked to Carroll’s cellphone and computers at her home. They were 246 votes cast for homecoming court from those devices.

Multiple Tate students told investigators that Grover described using her mother’s system access, or of watching her mother access records, for years, the report said. Investigators learned that since August 2019, Carroll’s account accessed 372 high school records and 339 of those were Tate students.

Investigators said Carroll had district-level access to the school board’s program. System users are required to change their password every 45 days, and Carroll’s annual training for the “Staff Responsible Use of Guidelines for Technology” was up to date, the agency said.

Officials have confirmed that Carroll was suspended from her job, but it wasn’t immediately clear if she has been fired. Authorities said Grover was expelled from Tate High School.

Each is charged with offenses against users of computers, computer systems, computer networks, and electronic devices; unlawful use of a two-way communications device; criminal use of personally identifiable information and conspiracy to commit those offenses.

Carroll remains free on a $6,000 bond, and Grover is free on a $2,000 bond. Prosecutors said the mother and daughter each face a maximum 16-year sentence.

Raise in storms on Thursday


ORLANDO, FLORIDA – It will be another hot and humid day ahead of an approaching cold front with highs approaching 90 degrees.

The front will signal the leading edge of a cooler and drier air mass that will soon build into Central Florida. Along and ahead of this feature, scattered to numerous showers and storms will develop.

Some storms may contain heavy rain, frequent lightning, small hail, and gusty winds before diminishing overnight. Lows in the upper 60s by daybreak on Friday will be accompanied by clear skies.

Sunshine will return on Friday, but it won’t be as hot and humid as what we’ve been experiencing this week. Highs will run in the low to mid-80s and it will feel more comfortable as dewpoints fall.

Pleasant weather will hold through Mother’s Day weekend, with the rain staying out of the forecast until early next week.

Enjoy the cooler and drier air while it lasts, because, by next week, the heat and humidity will return once again.

Surf and boating forecast

A minor trade swell in the nearshore waters will make it a poor surf day along our coastline. Wave heights will run under afoot.

Offshore, seas of one to two feet, and lighter west winds will make it favorable for boating if you head out early Thursday morning, but conditions will be deteriorating as the day wears on. Showers and storms will pose a hazard to mariners through the afternoon and evening.

Woman killed & 3 year old injured


MIAMI-AP, FLORIDA: Police said A woman was killed and her 3-year-old daughter was injured in a drive-by shooting. The shooting happened at an apartment complex near Miami.

On Monday afternoon, someone in a dark gray sedan pulled up to Coral Bay Cove. The person started shooting at Leshonte Jones, 24. Jones died near the first-floor staircase, they said.

However, police did not provide the condition of the 3-year-old child, who was taken to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Investigators said she is expected to recover.

As they were investigating the shooting, police heard shots being fired nearby.

“It’s almost mind-blowing because everybody here witnessed it as well,” Miami-Dade police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta told WSVN.

“There was a group of residents that were here who were also waiting for this scene to finish when we heard that shots rang out. And it was multiple shots that rang out, to the point where people started running in fear for their lives to try to get some cover.”

No one was injured in that shooting, and police detained three people, he said.

He said the two shootings were not believed to be related.

The search continues for the person who shot Jones.

14 year old girl gone missing in Miami


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA. – On Wednesday morning, a missing person flyer was released. Miami-Dade police are searching for a 13-year-old girl. The girl was reported missing on Tuesday.

Isabella Companion was last seen in the 9000 block of Southwest 142nd Avenue, said the police. However, it is unclear what she was wearing.

Police said Companioni is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds.

She has black hair and brown eyes.

Police said she may be in need of services.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call Detective O. Tellez or any detective with the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Special Victims Bureau/Missing Persons Squad at 305-715-3300. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

Centner Academy will not employ vaccinated teachers


MIAMI, FLORIDA – The Centner Academy in Miami, a private school founded by an anti-vaccination activist, has warned teachers and staff against taking the COVID-19 vaccine, saying it will not employ anyone who has received the shot.

The school sent a notice to parents on Monday informing them of a new policy for its two campuses for about 300 students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Teachers or staff who have already taken the vaccine were told to continue reporting to school but to stay separated from students.

Co-founder Leila Centner told employees in a letter last week that she made the policy decision with a “very heavy heart.” Centner asked those who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine to wait until the end of the school year, and even then recommended holding off.

Centner stood by the decision Tuesday in a statement sent to The Associated Press, which featured the biologically impossible claim that unvaccinated women have experienced miscarriages and other reproductive problems just by standing in proximity to vaccinated people.

“You can’t pass it from one person to another if you stand next to someone,” said Dr. Taraneh Shirazian, NYU Langone gynecologist. “That’s a very horrible misconception because it opens up this crazy thinking that you can stand next to people and get what they have, which we know historically has in public health really created a lot of damage.”

The Florida Department of Education did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the school’s stance on the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and leading women’s health authorities have declared the COVID-19 vaccines being used in the U.S. to be safe and effective, and they are undergoing unprecedented scrutiny for safety. Around the country, teachers were prioritized for early access to the vaccines to protect them from exposure to the coronavirus as schools reopened.

Dr. Aileen Marty, an infectious disease specialist with Florida International University’s Wertheim College of Medicine, said there is no evidence that unvaccinated people face any risks from the vaccinations of others.

Centner and her husband David Centner started the school in 2019 after moving to Miami from New York. The school’s website promotes “medical freedom” from vaccines and offers to help parents opt out of vaccines that are otherwise required for students in Florida.

Earlier this month, Centner criticized measures by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to curb the spread of the virus and said her school went against the guidelines from the moment it reopened in September.

“We did not follow any of the tyrannic measures that were in place. I did not force our kids to wear a mask,” Centner said while attending a “Health and Freedom” rally for a Republican candidate that featured Donald Trump supporters and critics of public health restrictions in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Local Florida COVID Orders Suspended By Governor DeSantis


ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – On Monday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that he is using his executive powers to terminate all local COVID-19 orders. Orders effective immediately.

A news conference was held at a St. Petersburg restaurant. The governor signed a bill limiting the state’s and local government’s ability to shut down businesses and schools during an emergency.

“The bill ensures that neither the state or local governments can close businesses or keep kids out of in-person instruction unless they satisfy a demanding and continuous justification,” he said.

According to Governor Ron, DeSantis the decisions were “evidence-based.”

“I think folks that are saying they need to be policing people at this point — if you’re saying that, you really are saying you don’t believe in the vaccines. You don’t believe in the data, you don’t believe in the science. We’ve embraced the vaccines. We’ve embraced the science on it,” Governor DeSantis said.

Opinions from other leaders in South Florida

Local leaders in South Florida say they feel blindsided by the move, which they feel is too early.

“It does not make sense to me as to how the governor has simply declared that the crisis is over,” Broward County Mayor Steve Geller said. “This demonstrates that he seems to care more about politics than the public safety in the state of Florida.”

Geller said attorneys are checking if the measure is even legal.

During his news conference at The Big Catch at Salt Creek, DeSantis criticized other states’ handling of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as strict regulations imposed in certain cities in the Sunshine State.

He also used Washington, D.C.’s ban on dancing at weddings as one example of an area where he believes leaders have taken restrictions too far.

DeSantis said COVID-19-related fines will be remitted for individuals and businesses and said the new law will not only affect local governments but will also allow the Florida Legislature to overturn a governor’s executive order if it is deemed to infringe upon an individual’s rights and liberties.

The law will go into effect on July 1 but the order is already in effect.

“It feels like he’s spiking the ball on the 10-yard line,” said Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber, whose city is within a county that was among the hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak.

“He’s been following political ideology more than science during this whole pandemic.”

Coral Gables Mayor Vince Lago said in a statement that his city “abides by state law.”

“However, we will continue to encourage our residents and visitors to wear masks and follow social distancing and CDC guidelines,” Lago added.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said she is concerned because we are still in an emergency situation and the economy is still struggling and not everyone is vaccinated. She also vowed to do everything she can to protect residents and businesses.

“I’m deeply concerned by this decision,” Levine Cava later said in a statement released by her office. “We are still in a public health emergency and our economy has not fully rebounded from the crisis. Fewer than half of our residents have been vaccinated, and we face a growing threat from variants.

“I urge our community to continue using common sense to prevent the spread of the virus and most importantly, to get vaccinated — our best and the only path forward to truly put the pandemic behind us. And I urge the Governor to commit resources to help to educate and persuade Floridians to get vaccinated as we continue doing everything we can at the local level to make vaccines as accessible as possible and to motivate our community to take the shot.”

Local leaders are encouraging businesses to still uphold rules geared for public safety. Private businesses can still dictate rules, such as requiring mask-wearing, if they wish.

“No matter what the governor says, you need to be smart,” Gelber said. “The CDC says if you’re indoors, you should be wearing a mask.”

Woman goes into water, vanishes in Biscayne Bay



MIAMI – BISCAYNE BAY, FLORIDA – On Sunday morning, a person in a high-rise condominium building in downtown Miami called 911. The person reported that a woman went into the waters of Biscayne Bay and disappeared. Hours later, the body of an adult female was pulled from the water after a search.

According to City of Miami Fire Captain Ignatius Caroll, fire rescue responded to the area of Biscayne Bay behind the Intercontinental Miami hotel. According to the caller, she saw the woman sitting next to a ladder along the boardwalk before she watched her get into the water around 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

“Shortly after, she did not see her and believed (the woman) went under,” Caroll said.

Miami Fire Rescue’s dive team and fireboat conducted the search of the bay along with assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard, Miami Police Marine Patrol, and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, according to Caroll.

“The search went on for about three hours and we ended up finding the woman not far from where she had gone into the water,” Caroll said.

They also found items left near the seawall that may have belonged to the victim who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The city of Miami Police are conducting an investigation. The woman’s identity has not been released and Caroll could only confirm that the victim was “an adult female.”

“This was an arduous search by all agencies involved. Everyone worked together to locate the missing swimmer. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s divers were able to locate and remove the victim from the water,” said Erika Benítez, spokesperson for MDFR.