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DEATH TOLL RISES IN FLORIDA AS REMNANTS OF IAN HIT NORTHEAST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Days after the skies cleared and the winds died down in Florida, Hurricane Ian’s effects persisted as people faced another week without power and others were being rescued from homes inundated with lingering floodwaters. Ten more deaths were blamed on the storm in Florida yesterday as frustration and desperation mounted in the path the storm cut through state. Meanwhile, the hurricane’s remnants weren’t fully done with the U.S. The storm, which became a nor’easter, brought flooding rain to the mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts. The storm’s onshore winds piled even more water into an already inundated Chesapeake Bay. At least 78 people have been confirmed dead: 71 in Florida, four in North Carolina and three in Cuba since Ian made landfall in Cuba on Sept. 27. It hit Florida the following day.

WOMAN WHO LURED MIGRANTS OUT OF TEXAS IDENTIFIED

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The mysterious woman who allegedly lured dozens of migrants on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ flights to Martha’s Vineyard from San Antonio has been identified. Several media outlets say she is Perla H. Huerta, an ex-combat medic and U.S. Army counterintelligence agent living in Tampa. The New York Times reports a Venezuelan migrant working with Huerta to find migrants confirmed her identity, and a migrant in San Antonio Huerta had unsuccessfully sought to sign up identified a photo of her. Bexar (BAYR) County Sheriff Javier Salazar is looking into whether the migrants were lied to or if the two flights last month broke any laws. Some migrants have said they were enticed with gift cards, promises of jobs and housing.

CO-ED SCHOOL MULLS NAME CHANGE

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Forty years after Mississippi University for Women started enrolling men, its president says the school should consider choosing a more inclusive name. However, previous attempts to remove “women” from the name have brought strong backlash from alumni of the school, which is nicknamed the W. Men make up about 18% of the 2,700 students at MUW. A task force will soon begin hearing from faculty, staff, students, alumni and other stakeholders about the possible name change.

GREEK FLIGHT TURNED BACK AFTER MAN ACTS UP ON JET

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A 41-year-old Tunisian man has been arrested for alleged disorderly behavior on a commercial flight. The disturbance moved the pilot to make an unscheduled landing in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. Police say the suspect had been traveling on a Tunisair flight from Istanbul to Tunis. Greek police detained him after the plane landed. Police later said that he was traveling on false documents and that he had a prior drug-related conviction in Greece.

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