Associated Press

Hurricane Matthew's destruction in Haiti has put on hold a new policy of deporting Haitians who are in the United States without permission but the government intends to return to it in the future, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday.

Speaking in Mexico City where he held talks with Cabinet officials on border, migration and security issues, Johnson noted that some flights to Haiti have been suspended in the wake of the storm, which has killed hundreds of people.

Amy Green / WMFE

Donald Trump will make campaign stops in Ocala and Lakeland today (WED) as part of a multi-city tour across the state. The republican presidential candidate is expected to deliver a strong anti-Hillary Clinton message to sway the region’s undecided voters.

The rallies follow a presidential debate during which Trump was asked to explain controversial comments he made about women caught on tape. Protests are planned at the Lakeland rally in response to those comments.

Campaign staff also plan to collect donations for residents hit hard by Hurricane Matthew.


In October of 2005, Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Pierce was patrolling part of Orlando’s Orange Blossom Trail.

“It was a high crime, high drug area,” he recalled.

At age 25, Pierce was already a six-year veteran of the force. He says he enjoyed the work.

One Monday, he caught a drug dealer in the act, and the suspect tried to flee. Another deputy shot the suspect with a Taser in the right arm.

Katie Lepri / WLRN

Little blue and white circular H stickers peppered people's shirts as they stood in front of fields of black muck waiting for  President Bill Clinton's voter registration rally to start in Belle Glade Tuesday afternoon. 

The former president celebrated his 41st wedding anniversary making a case for his wife's education and infrastructure plans in western Palm Beach County. 

"The federal court in Tallahassee gave us an extra day of registration," he said. "Take advantage of it."

Kyle Holsten / WLRN

Hillary Clinton and Al Gore spoke in Miami on Tuesday, and -- as might be expected in the area that's described as ground zero for sea level rise -- the focus was almost exclusively on climate change.

12-year-old Christina Clark takes medical marijuana.

Her mother Anneliese Clark uses it to treat the seizures her daughter has had since she was three months old. At her worst, “she just literally, she wasn’t doing anything,” Anneliese Clark said. “She laid on the couch and shook and twitched.”

Clark remembers Christina locked in a fetal position, unable to hold her head up, swallow her own spit, or control her bodily functions. After trying 17 different pharmaceutical drugs, Anneliese turned to medical marijuana.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is assessing Hurricane Matthew’s damage to Florida’s beaches. Beaches in central and north Florida sustained the worst damage. In Flagler County a stretch of A1A collapsed. In St. Johns County a new inlet was carved out of the shoreline.

Jackie Keiser of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the damage is significant considering the economic boost beaches give to tourism and property values.

“We’re looking at on the order just in Florida $100 million to potentially $300 million to put that sand back.”

American College of Emergency Physicians

According to a new national poll from the American College of Emergency Physicians, the view on health insurance from the emergency department is pretty grim.

The report released on Tuesday links fear of high costs with worsening health.

Among the findings:

Broward County

The Broward County Mosquito Control Section will perform a "preventive aerial spraying" against mosquito larvae in sections of Dania Beach, Lauderhill and Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday Oct. 11. 

A Broward County helicopter will be spraying in the mentioned areas between 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m., weather permitting. As a precautionary measure, county authorities are asking residents with breathing difficulties to stay indoors during those times. 

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida ordered Secretary of State Ken Detzner to extend the new voter registration deadline to Wednesday October 12, 2016 at 5 p.m. 

The official deadline for new voter registration was Tuesday October 11th.

The Florida Democratic Party had sued Detzner and governor Rick Scott after their petition to extend the deadline due to difficulties caused by hurricane Matthew was denied. 


Floridians are anxious. Even after several years of job growth, most are worried about the economy. Two out of three Floridians say they are financially stressed. For those with a child at home, or living in South Florida, odds are even higher.

Haiti Again Faces 'Pure Devastation.' But Will Recovery Be Different This Time?

Oct 10, 2016
Patrick Farrell / Miami Herald

Some of Hurricane Matthew's most gut-wrenching stories are coming out of the coastal city of Jérémie on Haiti's southwest peninsula – the region hardest hit.

Pat Sullivan / AP via Miami Herald

Fracking is now banned in Miami-Dade County, thanks to an ordinance passed unanimously last Wednesday by county commissioners.


The process captures natural gas reserves by injecting high pressure streams of water, sand and chemicals into the earth. The Miami-Dade ordinance says fracking could contaminate county water supplies, including the Biscayne Aquifier, where many South Florida residents get their water.


Matias J. Ocner / Miami Herald

Miami’s Latin Builders Association, which bills itself as the nation’s largest Hispanic construction group, has endorsed Hillary Clinton, the first time the conservative-leaning, largely Cuban-American organization backing a Democrat for president.

LBA leaders plan to meet with Clinton behind closed doors Tuesday, when she will hold a rally at Miami Dade College’s Kendall Campus with former Vice President Al Gore.

Voting Has Started, And Electionland Is On The Case

Oct 10, 2016

Election Day is still a month away, but some Americans are already casting ballots. About 20 states and the District of Columbia have early voting programs, several of which have already begun. It’s estimated that about one-third of the country will have voted by the time polls open on Nov. 8.