C. A. Bridges, The News-Press

C. A. Bridges

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Orange City, FL, United States

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Recent articles by C.:

Hurricane Ian vs. Hurricane Charley: Ian potentially 'catastrophic' for Florida, forecasters say

Hurricane Ian's path is eerily similar to Charley in 2004, but there are some significant differences. → Read More

Tropical Depression Nine may hit Florida's west coast as major hurricane

A new tropical depression forming in the Caribbean may have serious impacts on Florida next week. → Read More

Tropical storm, possible hurricane forecast for Gulf; Fiona nears Bermuda

If the tropical wave in the Caribbean hits the bath-warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. could see its first major hurricane landfall this season. → Read More

Hurricane Fiona strengthens to Category 4; new tropical system may threaten Florida

Hurricane Fiona became a Category 4 storm after pounding Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the Turks and Caicos Islands with wind and rain. → Read More

Fiona becomes Category 3, 1st major Atlantic hurricane of 2022, after slamming Puerto Rico

Hurricane Fiona strengthened into a powerful Category 3 storm after whipping Puerto Rico with relentless rain. → Read More

New COVID boosters coming that target BA.4, BA.5 variants. Here's what you need to know

The FDA and CDC have authorized new boosters from Pfizer and Moderna. What do they do, and do you need them? → Read More

Tropics watch: NHC tracking waves, Gulf trough; few chances of development so far

There are three tropical waves in the Atlantic and Carribean and a trough in the Gulf of Mexico, but no immediate danger expected according to the NHC. → Read More

The BA.5 'ninja' COVID-19 variant is now dominant in Florida. What that means, and what to do

People are getting sick again thanks to the newest, highly-transmissible omicron variant BA.5. And, worse, many of them have had COVID before. → Read More

Is an AR-15 an assault rifle? What you need to know about America's most popular rifle

What is an AR-15 rifle, and why is it so popular for home defense, target practice and mass shooters? Here's what you need to know. → Read More

Love is in the air, and on your car grill: What does lovebug season mean in Florida?

It's lovebug season again, and that means vigilance and cleaning supplies. Here's what you need to know. → Read More


What's so great about Wawa? Grab a hoagie, here's everything you need to know

As Wawas continue to spread across Florida, it's time to examine just what this cultlike phenomenon is and how i got here. → Read More

What does it mean to be 'woke,' and why does Florida Governor Ron DeSantis want to stop it?

Disney "woke" accusations from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis challenge a 100-year narrative that defines being woke as being aware of racial injustice. → Read More

Tornado warning dropped for Flagler County; gusty winds still possible

A tornado warning was in effect for northeastern Florida including Flagler County this morning until 10:45 a.m. → Read More

Is your online romance real or fake? How to avoid getting catfished

How can you tell if the soulmate you found online is really the one, or even, you know, exists? Beware of so-called "romance scams." → Read More

Seeds? Bubble teams? Final Four? March Madness explained, for non-sports fans

March madness explained, in small words, for those of us who have no idea what our sports-fan friends, family and coworkers are talking about. → Read More


Severe storms possible in Panhandle today; some counties under tornado watch, warning till 8 a.m.

The National Weather Service warns that a storm capable of producing a tornado has been spotted in the Panhandle. → Read More

Should I wear a mask in my county? What the new CDC COVID mask guidance means for Florida

The CDC has relaxed mask recommendations based on a new formula for determining community risks. What does that mean for you? → Read More

CPAC 2022: Where to go, when it starts, and how to watch online

Here's everything you need to know about the biggest conservative gathering of the year. → Read More

Which Florida housing markets are seeing the biggest price increases?

Tampa and Miami had some of the highest home price increases in the nation in 2021, according to a new report. → Read More

Marco Rubio says Biden is sending out free 'crack pipes.' The Harm Reduction Program explained

Critics claim the Biden administration's Harm Reduction Program is a $30 million handout promoting drug use in the name of "racial equity." That's misleading. → Read More