Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99

The WJXT 4 Evening News Team provides the latest local, regional and national news, along with business updates, sports scores, weather and traffic reports.The iconic American actress and comedian Betty White died Friday morning at age 99, just weeks before what would have been her 100th birthday, TMZ has reported.LIVEFrazier MooreAssociated PressPublished: December 31, 2021, 2:48 …

Here's the difference between omicron and delta, 2 COVID-19 variants

HOUSTON — In just three weeks, the omicron variant reached a new high in COVID-19 cases in the Houston area, according to the Texas Medical Center’s dashboard.The weekly average of daily new COVID-19 positive cases was 5,390 the week of Christmas.It took the delta variant three times as long to reach a peak over the …

Asia looks to China-focused trade bloc for virus recovery

The iconic American actress and comedian Betty White died Friday morning at age 99, just weeks before what would have been her 100th birthday, TMZ has reported.BREAKING NEWSElaine KurtenbachAssociated PressPublished: December 30, 2021, 11:35 PMUpdated: December 31, 2021, 2:48 AMElaine KurtenbachAssociated PressAPFILE – Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, left, and Minister of Trade Tran Tuan Anh, …

The Buzz: Health experts warning parents of latest TikTok trend

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — TikTok is named the number one website of 2021, bumping Google to second place, but health experts are warning parents of the dangers of the popular app.Here’s the Buzz: According to ABC News, TikTok posts with the hashtags, “dissociative identity disorder” and “borderline personality disorder” have been viewed millions of times.The problem with this …

New Year's Eve muted by omicron; many hoping for better 2022

Nick PerryAssociated PressPublished: December 31, 2021, 2:21 AMUpdated: December 31, 2021, 12:17 PMNick PerryAssociated PressAAP IMAGEFireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as New Year’s Eve celebrations begin in Sydney, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. (Dean Lewins/AAP Image via AP)WELLINGTON – Sorrow for the dead and dying, fear of more infections to come and hopes …

Westminster Kennel Club's annual dog show postponed due to COVID

NEW YORK — The Westminster Kennel Club’s annual dog show has become the latest event to be postponed or canceled in New York as the number of coronavirus cases surges.The club’s board of governors announced Wednesday it was postponing its 2022 event, scheduled for late January, to later in the year. A new date wasn’t …

World shares mixed in scant New Year's Eve trading

BREAKING NEWSElaine KurtenbachAssociated PressPublished: December 31, 2021, 12:44 AMUpdated: December 31, 2021, 9:45 AMElaine KurtenbachAssociated PressCopyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.FILE – A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, on Dec. 20, 2021. Shares were mixed in Asia on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 after a late slide pulled …