FEMA begins lengthy process of delivering trailers to Hurricane Ian victims

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Many people in Southwest Florida who have lost their homes from Hurricane Ian have been asking where the FEMA trailers promised by the state and federal government are. FEMA said they’re starting to go out, although the process has taken time. Nearly every home in McGregor RV Park was destroyed by … Read more

FBI director raises national security concerns about TikTok

FBI Director Chris Wray is raising national security concerns about TikTok, warning Friday that control of the popular video sharing app is in the hands of a Chinese government “that doesn’t share our values.” Wray said the FBI was concerned that the Chinese had the ability to control the app’s recommendation algorithm, “which allows them … Read more

Florida Gators Dismiss QB Jalen Kitna After Child Porn Arrest

Florida Gators quarterback Jalen Kitna was dismissed from the football team after his recent arrest on charges of child porn possession. The Orlando Sentinel first reported Kitna’s dismissal from the team, which came after the 19-year-old redshirt freshman appeared in a Gainesville court Thursday. Kitna was released from jail on $80,000 bond, a day after … Read more

Florida crime lowest since 1971 but rape offenses up 14% year-over-year, FDLE data shows

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported that as of 2021, crime in the state had reached a 50-year low, dropping 8.3% since 2020. The department said that was nearly 40,000 fewer crimes reported. Florida Treasury to divest $2B in state funds from BlackRock, Inc. over ESG policies FDLE’s annual crime report … Read more

Flood, water damage help make Hurricane Ian 2nd most damaging storm of all time

One of the world’s leading insurance analytics companies says Ian is the 2nd most damaging storm of all time in terms of insured losses Ian currently holds the world record for 2022’s single worst weather-related catastrophe, topping winter storms, hail, and flooding events across the globe The report estimates total insured losses at $50-65 billion … Read more

DeSantis explains what GOP missed in ‘huge underperformance’ for election

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis commented on the Republican Party’s “huge underperformance” in the midterm elections at a press conference on Thursday, giving reasons why his re-election victory was dominant while the GOP nationwide captured just a slim House majority and failed to take the Senate. DeSantis, who has been hailed by some Republicans as the … Read more