‘We told them not to go,’ says family of American couple held hostage in Haiti.

According to ABC News, an American couple visiting Haiti is being held for ransom after being kidnapped from a bus nearly a week ago.

Jean-Dickens Toussaint and his wife, Abigail Toussaint, of Tamarac, Florida, were in Haiti to visit ailing relatives and attend a community festival when they were kidnapped on a bus from Port-au-Prince on Saturday, according to their family.

According to their niece, Christie, who declined to give her last name, a family friend who met the couple at the airport to escort them was also kidnapped.

“They stopped the bus at a stop and they asked for the Americans on the bus and their escorts to come off the bus and then they took them,” Christie told the station.

In response to a question about the incident, the US Department of State stated that it is “aware of reports of two US citizens missing in Haiti.”

Christie stated that the family learned about the ransom demands after the friend escorting the Toussaints contacted his relatives.

Nikese Toussaint, Jean Dickens Toussaint’s sister, told ABC News that the kidnappers initially demanded $6,000 for the couple’s release. However, once the money was sent, the price increased to $200,000 per person, and “we don’t have that type of money,” Christie told WPLG.

Nikese Toussaint stated that they did not know how to contact Haiti police and thus did not contact them, but that they did contact the US Embassy and the US Department of Homeland Security.

“The U.S. Department of State and our embassies and consulates abroad have no greater priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas,” the U.S. Department of State said. “When a U.S. citizen is missing, we work closely with local authorities as they carry out their search efforts, and we share information with families however we can.”

“We have nothing further to share at this time,” the statement added.

Nikese Toussaint said the couple has a 1-year-old son who is “thankfully not with them” but is staying with a relative.

Given Haiti’s political unrest and gang violence, family members expressed concern about the couple’s trip.

“We were very worried when they said they were going, we told them not to go but they wanted to go,” Nikese Toussaint said.

Americans are advised not to travel to Haiti “due to kidnapping, crime, and civil unrest,” according to the State Department.

“I do have the worst-case scenario playing in my head, but I keep trying to reject it because I don’t want that to happen,” Christie told WPLG.

“We just want to hear their voice as proof that they are still alive,” she said.

Aicha El Hammar Castano of ABC News contributed to this report.

While on spring break in Mexico, an Ohio State student was discovered dead.

An American college student was discovered dead in Mexico while on spring break, despite State Department warnings to avoid the country due to violence.

According to reports, Henry Meacock was an Ohio State University student who went to Mexico for spring break earlier this week.

The university confirmed his death, but no specifics about when, where, or how Meacock died have been released.

“The Ohio State community has suffered a tragic loss, and we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Henry Meacock,” OSU said in a statement. The university also refers students to the counseling center for assistance.

Thousands of students continue to travel to Mexico for spring break.

Another student, who was airlifted out of Mexico, is on life support in a Florida hospital.

Liza Burke, a senior at the University of Georgia, went to Cabo San Lucas for spring break with her friends earlier this month.

According to her friends, Burke had a headache, lay down, and was unable to wake up. She was flown back to the United States for treatment after her family raised $142,000 in days through a GoFundMe campaign.

Burke, according to sources, has a genetic condition that causes her brain to hemorrhage, which she had prior to her trip to Mexico.

The FBI is still searching for three Americans who went missing last month and investigating the murders of two more.

The State Department issued a Level 4 “do not travel” advisory for much of Mexico last month. Many of those warnings were still in effect as of March 9. This includes Guerrero because of crime, as well as five other states because of crime and kidnapping: Colima, Michoacan, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas (where two Americans were killed earlier this month), and Zacatecas.

The State Department has issued a Level 3 warning to tourists in seven more states: Baja California, Chihuahua, Durango, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Morelos, and Sonora. If you are planning a trip to popular tourist destinations such as Cancun or the Riviera Maya (both of which have been named top destinations by AAA for 2023), the government advises you to “exercise increased caution.”

Spring breakers in Florida have also been victims of violence.

What you need to know about Mexico’s ‘do not travel’ advisories for spring break.
Following two fatal shootings and rowdy, chaotic crowds that police have struggled to control, Miami Beach officials imposed a curfew beginning Sunday night during spring break.

According to a city news release, the curfew will be in effect from 11:59 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday, with an additional curfew likely to be imposed Thursday through next Monday, March 27. The curfew primarily affects South Beach, the most popular spring break party destination.

The decision was prompted by two separate shootings Friday night and early Sunday that left two people dead, as well as “excessively large and unruly crowds,” according to the release. The city commission will meet on Monday to discuss potential additional restrictions for the following week.

Following two shootings on Ocean Drive last year, the city imposed a midnight curfew. The previous year, there were approximately 1,000 arrests and dozens of guns confiscated during a rowdy spring break, prompting Miami Beach officials to take steps to calm the situation.

This story was contributed to by the Associated Press.

After a 19-month-old girl died from fentanyl exposure in an Airbnb in Florida, her family files a lawsuit.

A family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Airbnb after their toddler died as a result of fentanyl poisoning while staying in a rented property.

“A 19-month-old baby dies because of some folks wanted to get a little bit higher than high. No, that’s not good,” said Thomas Scolaro, that attorney for Lavenir family.

The Lavenirs were in Florida in August 2021 and rented an Airbnb in Wellington.

“They’re there for 24 hours, the child never leaves the inside of the unit. And after she’s put down for a nap in the early afternoon, the parents see her with foaming at the mouth and a lifeless body,” Scolaro said.

According to WPBF, Palm Beach County deputies and the medical examiner determined fentanyl was in 1-year-old Enora Lavenir’s blood and her death was accidental.

During the investigation, officials recalled going to the same house in July for a loud party.

The lawsuit then claims that a man named Aaron Kornhauser booked the house more than a week later.

Palm Beach County deputies said Kornhauser told them, “that the group of individuals who stayed at the residence had used cocaine in the residence and marijuana (weed) was also used in the residence… He is familiar with fentanyl and stated that there is no fentanyl in the residence.”

The Lavenirs reserved the house on Airbnb. According to that company, Kornhauser had previously booked the property through another platform, and this was “the first time the property had ever been booked via Airbnb.”

Kornhauser, as well as the property owner, rental manager, and rental platform, are being sued by the Lavenirs.

WPBF 25 News reached out to Airbnb for a comment and a spokesperson responded, “Our hearts go out to the Lavenir family and their loved ones for their devastating loss.” The Lavenirs were also the first guests to stay on the property after booking through Airbnb, according to the rental company.

Scolaro stated that the family hopes to raise more awareness for families who plan to book through rental properties and that more change will occur.

“They want folks to be given some sort of warning and they want some systems in place that if there’s drug-fueled parties, that people are given some sort of notice that this house as an asterisk or a warning,” he said. “When you turn it over to the next group, that every surface is wiped down, that every sheet is changed. That it’s safe, sanitary and secure for families and children to come next time.”

Kornhauser and the property owner both denied the allegations in the complaint in court filings. According to Airbnb officials, the property is no longer available on their platform.

WPBF 25 News reached out to the property owner’s attorney, who said he had no comment at this time. WPBF 25 News has reached out to Vrbo and is awaiting a response. WPBF 25 News reached out to Kornhauser as well, but has yet to hear back.

In this case, a jury trial has been requested.

Diver saved Florida: A 21-year-old man was swept away by a current and found alive after being lost at sea for hours.

Dylan Gartenmayer has been diving and spearfishing off the coast of Florida since he was ten years old. That experience helped him survive a terrifying ordeal that stranded him at sea for hours.

The 21-year-old was free diving at the Western Sambo Reef near Key West on Thursday afternoon when he was swept away from his boat by a strong current.

The current had pulled him so far away by the time he resurfaced that his two friends never saw him come back up. According to his cousin Priscilla Gartenmayer, he quickly vanished from view.

His friends scoured the choppy waters for half an hour before calling the Coast Guard for assistance. Gartenmayer later told people that he could still see the boat, but they couldn’t see him.

Gartenmayer found a bamboo stick and used it to float until he was able to swim across the current back to the reef, according to his cousin.

It was around 5 p.m. when he finished the roughly two-mile swim, and his friends had left because their boat didn’t have any lights, according to his cousin.

Gartenmayer, exhausted, cut three buoys to make a hammock-like device that kept him afloat. While he was focused on survival, his friends and family worked tirelessly to locate and rescue him, according to his cousin.

“I got a call from someone on the boat that Dylan was diving from that he was missing for two hours and I had them send me the coordinates,” Dylan’s friend Sean Caggiano told CNN. “I went to his grandfather’s house to get with his family and go find him.”

Priscilla Gartenmayer said that within 15 minutes, family and friends gathered and jumped into their grandfather’s boat to go find Dylan.

“The first thought was that he blacked out while diving and drowned. It was horrible — the worst feeling I’ve ever felt,” she said.

The family entered the coordinates of Dylan’s last known location and dashed there at high speed. The light was fading, and they didn’t have long before darkness made their rescue mission more difficult.

“Everything was silent on the boat until the flashlight hit him and he put his hands up — we finally knew he was OK,” Priscilla Gartenmayer said.

When his family members saw Dylan alive, they jumped up and down in a video of the rescue that was posted on Facebook.

Shivering, his family dragged him onto the boat moments later. Videos posted to Facebook show his family members hugging and squeezing him, crying “Oh my God” and repeatedly saying his name. Dylan’s first request, according to his cousin, was for water.

CNN has reached out to Dylan Gartenmayer to get his side of the story.

The Coast Guard arrived and discovered Gartenmayer’s core temperature was slightly low. According to his family, they took him to the station for about an hour of observation until he was back to normal. The Coast Guard has been contacted by CNN for comment.

Dylan Gartenmayer has been diving and fishing on a regular basis for the past 11 years. His Instagram is filled with photos of him holding pompano, grouper, red drum, wahoo, and other fish he’s caught.

“If he was anyone else, I don’t think it would’ve been the same outcome,” Priscilla Gartenmayer said. “He still knew where he was, he knew which way land was. That’s the reason he survived.”

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has halted the transportation of migrants to New York and Chicago.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has announced that the state will halt its program of busing migrants to New York City and Chicago after being chastised by the mayors of both cities.

“People fleeing violence and oppression in search of a better life for themselves and their families deserve our respect not political games and we are grateful we have been able to assist migrants to reach their final destination,” Polis said in a statement released Saturday.

“We refuse to keep people against their will if they desire to travel elsewhere.”

Polis, a Democrat, stated that he had a “very productive conversation” with New York Mayor Eric Adams and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, both Democrats.

There will be no more buses from Denver to Chicago, and the last chartered transportation to New York City will be completed on Sunday, according to Polis.

“While the federal government and Congress, unfortunately, have failed the American people on immigration reform and border security, Colorado continues to assure culturally competent and humane support to help assist migrants escaping oppression,” Polis said.

Polis reiterated his position that the United States Congress and President Joe Biden’s administration “must assist states who are facing these challenges through no fault of their own” and he hopes to work with the federal government to provide work permits for migrants in Colorado.

His apparent withdrawal from the program comes after Lightfoot and Adams wrote Polis an open letter outlining their concerns about his plan to send migrants north.

“Although we share your concerns about the influx of asylum seekers, overburdening other cities is not the answer. We respectfully request that you stop sending migrants to New York City and Chicago,” Lightfoot and Adams wrote.

The mayors stated that their cities had received hundreds of migrants from Colorado and that they could not accommodate any more “because of the thousands of migrants that had already been inhumanely bused to our respective cities from Texas since spring of 2022.”

“We have seen your statements in the media that you are simply accommodating the wishes of migrants to come to cities like New York City and Chicago,” the mayors wrote.

“However, you are sending migrants and families to New York City and Chicago that do not have any ties, family members or community networks to welcome them, and at a time where both cities are at maximum capacity in shelter space and available services.”

Polis previously stated that 70% of migrants arriving in Denver “don’t have Colorado as a final destination.”

Governors in Florida and Texas have sent migrants by bus and plane to other cities.jared polis

A man in Florida attempts to elude police by ‘playing frogger’ across a busy highway.

In an attempt to elude pursuing police officers during a traffic stop, a Florida man ran into oncoming traffic on one of the state’s busiest highways.

According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Department, Zachary Sibert was driving 110 mph and driving with a suspended license when he “decided to play Frogger.”

According to the video released by Brevard County police on Friday, Sibert decided that dodging speeding cars and trucks was a better option than going to jail.

The 29-year-old immediately jumped out of his car onto I-95 before fleeing into the 5,026-acre Buffer Preserve.

“The good news is that Sibert apologized to our Deputy as he fled, and while he was a courteous criminal, he was not very smart,” the Sheriff’s department said on Facebook.

Sibert was apprehended after allegedly offering to pay the driver to drive him up the interstate. Deputies apprehended him after he was discovered hiding in the vehicle’s backseat.

Sibert is charged with several offenses, including driving with a suspended license and resisting arrest without violence. The bond for the Vero Beach native is set at $1,500, and he is scheduled to appear in court in December.

“I guess he forgot he was in Brevard County, where we chase you and hunt you down if you run from us,” the Facebook post read.

According to a rep, DeSantis intends to resume flights carrying migrants to Democratic regions.

A spokeswoman for Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis stated that once the Sunshine State has finished repairing the damage caused by Hurricane Ian, he plans to resume sending migrants to Democratic strongholds.
According to documents made available to the public on Friday, there were two charter flights planned for before October 3—one to Delaware and the other to Illinois.
DeSantis Communications Director Taryn Fenske told The Associated Press that they were postponed after Ian struck at the end of the month.
Fenske sent an email on Saturday, writing, “While Florida has had all hands on deck responding to our catastrophic hurricane, the immigration relocation program remains active.”
Democrats were outraged when DeSantis flew roughly 50 migrants without warning to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, on September 14.

The island is a popular destination for left-leaning celebrities and prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama, who purchased an estate on the Edgartown Great Pond for $11.75 million in 2019. This year, the Florida Legislature approved spending $12 million to move illegal immigrants from Florida to other states.
The flights to Martha’s Vineyard took off from Texas but made a pit stop in Florida along the way.
According to the records that have been made public by the Florida Department of Transportation, DeSantis paid Vertol Systems Co. of Destin, Fla., $950,000 to arrange the subsequent flights.
According to the documents, the company even sent a worker to Tallahassee, the state capital, to retrieve the full amount of the check after state officials failed to obtain the necessary paperwork for direct deposit.

Vetrol extended the deadline for the trips to take place to December 1 following the postponement.
The White House acknowledged on September 20 that it had “received word” that President Biden’s $2.7 million vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, would be the destination for a planeload of migrants sent by DeSantis.Biden even made the sarcastic request that DeSantis “come visit,” adding,Our shoreline is stunning.

Bennet Omalu, a “concussion” specialist, advises Tua Tagovailoa to permanently retire from football

After suffering a concussion on Thursday, Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been advised by well-known neuropathologist Bennet Omalu to “stop playing” football. Omalu is credited with discovering chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in former football players.
“My brother, Tua.Omalu said, “I love you,” not to Tagovailoa but to TMZ.You are as dear to me as my son is to me.Give up playing.Stop.Take a brave exit and hang up your helmet.
During Miami’s loss to the Bengals on Thursday, Tagovailoa was taken off the field on a stretcher after the back of his head hit the ground during a sack by Cincinnati nose tackle Josh Tupou.
The quarterback remained on the field for nearly ten minutes before being carted off and taken to the hospital, exhibiting the “fencing response,” a reaction typically associated with concussions or other brain injuries.He appeared wobbly when trying to get to his feet four days earlier when his head hit the field during a tackle during the Dolphins’ game against the Bills.
Omalu stated, “My advice to him is, look, it’s time.”You have sustained severe, permanent, and ongoing brain damage.He panicked…if you cherish your life.If you have children, it’s time to courageously leave if you love your family.Find another activity to engage in.
He ought to stop.Sometimes, human life is more valuable than money.Your brain is worth more than $20 billion.
The NFL Players Association fired the physician who allowed Tagvailoa to play against the Bills after he suffered a concussion on Thursday.However, on Sunday, Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate was allowed back into the game against the Chiefs after colliding with teammate Chris Godwin and appearing disoriented during a play in the second quarter. This incident sparked yet another concussion controversy.Brate was taken out of the game in the third quarter with what was determined to be a concussion.
Omalu discovered CTE in the brains of deceased athletes and military veterans in his 2018 book “Brain Damage in Contact Sports.”
On Omalu’s life and work, Sony Pictures produced and released “Concussion” in December 2015.In the movie, Will Smith played Omalu.
Tagovailoa has already been ruled out of the Dolphins’ game against the Jets on Sunday because he is still in the NFL’s concussion protocol.
-Advertisement – On Friday, Tagovailoa stated in a statement that he is “feeling much better and focused on recovering” in order to resume his duties.
The NFLPA’s executive director, DeMaurice Smith, has pledged to investigate a potential protocol violation involving Tagovailoa committed by the Dolphins.

The head of FEMA stated that Ian’s aid would be distributed to “all communities,” rejecting Harris’ calls for “equity.”

Sunday, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Vice President Kamala Harris’s earlier claim that aid should be “based on equity,” insisting that aid for Hurricane Ian will be provided to “all communities.”
We will provide assistance to all communities. Deanne Criswell stated this on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday, “I committed that to the governor, I commit to you right here that all Floridians are going to be able to get the help that is available to them through our programs.”Criswell was responding to a question from host Margaret Brennan about Harris’ remarks on Friday and the backlash they sparked, including from the re-election campaign of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, which stated that the comments could cause “undue panic.”
Sen. Rick Scott, a Republican from Florida,said that the aid from FEMA should be colorblind.
She also insisted that any obstacles to aid access will be removed by the federal government.
The individuals who require our assistance the most will be able to obtain it. Criswell stated, “We are going to be there to support everybody that needs help. I know that the vice p resident and the p resident share the same values.”When the vice president said last week that “communities of color” should get hurricane aid first, it caused a stir.
In an interview with actress Priyanka Chopra that took place on Friday at the Women’s Leadership Forum of the Democratic National Committee, Harris stated, “We have to address this in a way that is about giving resources based on equity, understanding that we fight for equality, but we also need to fight for equity.” He made these remarks during the event.

Migrants from New York City pack into vans and claim to be heading to Florida for Hurricane Ian cleanup

They told The New York Post that numerous Venezuelan migrants in New York City are boarding vans to travel to Florida for Hurricane Ian cleanup.
Despite the fact that the migrants had little idea who they would be working for, they still packed into vans in Queens and claimed to be traveling to the Sunshine State over the weekend.
Javier Moreno, 37, said, “They want us to clean up after the hurricane, we’d get paid $15 an hour, overtime, and $15 for food daily, I think.” He said this after a woman named Camila “from an organization” approached him with a flyer.
“I’m going to get the job.Many of us migrants are going because it has been difficult for us to find work in New York.How is work going in Florida?
On Saturday, the driver of one of the vans at the designated pick-up location, which was a corner in Corona, informed The Post that he was going to Florida.
He claimed to have a contract with a company that deals with debris and water.Despite The Post’s repeated attempts to call, the company did not answer its phone.
The driver of the van stated, “I’m taking these people in the van straight to Florida tonight.”I don’t know how many vans are coming or how many people have left.
Migrants were pouring out of shelters in the city in large numbers in an effort to get a ride and find work in the south.
According to one migrant woman, the migrants’ group discussions are where she learned about the vans and the possibility of employment.
She stated, “We all decided we would go.”
She responded, “I don’t know anything, sweetheart,” when asked who was offering the employment.
“Do you know what kind of work we’ll be doing there?” another woman asked a Post reporter.
According to witnesses, a slew of migrants were waiting for a bus to Florida at the junction of 32nd Avenue and Junction Boulevard as early as 8 a.m. on Sunday.
Some of them claimed that a woman by the name of Camila had also told them about the opportunity.
Sunday, a representative for FEMA informed The Post that the agency is not involved.
According to Mayor Adams’s spokesperson, no migrants were transported by City Hall.Requests for information were not returned by Florida officials.
“Because it’s difficult to get papers to work here,” a second migrant stated that he was unaware of the offer but that he would definitely like to take advantage of it.
On Sunday evening, a nurse who declined to give her last name brought the migrants clothes and purchased Domino’s Pizza for them to eat while they awaited their ride.
22-year-old Gregorio Avila claimed he was from Venezuela and entered the United States through Texas before being transported to Gotham by bus.
In response to what they claim to be President Biden’s dangerously lax immigration policies, officials in Texas have been sending thousands of migrants, who illegally cross the border before seeking asylum, to Democratic cities such as New York.
Avila claimed that he and others had been offered work in Tampa by a “lady” here.
Mayor Adams must now embrace border security. “They are telling us that are we going to work,” Avila stated.A woman who is taking us to Florida has contacted us.We will contract on the disaster as contractors.
According to a Venezuelan asylum seeker, about 100 men had left the Manhattan 30th Street men’s shelter in search of work.
The 38-year-old man stated, “I came back to the shelter one night to find that people were leaving in vans.”
“When I got back, about 100 of them had left, I don’t know how they found out about it.”
He stated, “I didn’t want to go because” there were too many inquiries regarding the offer.
Joseph Venuto, 55, a Corona resident, stated that he had observed approximately 30 individuals depart from the corner in recent days and that he assumed the federal Emergency Management Agency was in charge of the effort.

Pelosi asserts that after DeSantis expels them, Florida needs migrants to “pick crops.”

Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attempted to justify waves of illegal immigration by claiming that Florida farmers needed the newcomers to “pick the crops down there,” which sparked outrage.
During a news conference, the California Democrat made the shocking remarks, at which she agreed that the United States has a duty to secure the border but should also “recognize the importance of newcomers to our nation.”
Pelosi was asked by reporters if she thought the southern border was secure after more than two million people were arrested for crossing illegally over the past year. She replied, “Right now, the best thing that we can do for our economy is comprehensive immigration reform.”
“Some growers and farmers even in Florida are saying, ‘We have a shortage of workers in our country,'”Why are these immigrants being shipped to the north?She mused, “We need them to pick the crops down here.”
Pelosi’s remarks were clearly a dig at Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who oversaw the transfer of dozens of migrants from Texas to the wealthy liberal enclave of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts earlier this month. She did not name anyone in particular.
This year, DeSantis’ fellow Republican governors, Texas’ Greg Abbott and Arizona’s Doug Ducey, bussed hundreds of migrants to so-called “sanctuary cities,” such as New York and Washington, D.C.
On Twitter, many people slammed Pelosi, accusing her of suggesting that the United States should open its borders to take advantage of “cheap foreign labor.”
Andy Biggs, a Republican representative from Arizona, posted the following tweet:It is obvious that Democrats and Pelosi use illegal aliens as cheap labor and exploit them.Pelosi’s portrayal of migrants as farm workers as stereotyped was also criticized by other critics.
The RNC Latinos Twitter account of the Republican National Committee made the following statement: “Nancy Pelosi thinks immigrants should be picking crops.”Consider Democrats when they demonstrate their true colors.
Nathan Wurtzel, a Republican consultant, tweeted, “Hard to believe immigrants who have become American citizens are starting to vote Republican when the leader of the Democrat party in Congress views them only as fruit pickers.”
The following was added by the Federation for American Immigration Reform:Mass immigration meets two requirements for Democrats:1.More voters in the futurecheap labor from abroad.”
Jason Howerton said, referring to the Jessica Walter-portrayed character on “Arrested Development,” “Nancy Pelosi truly is the spitting image of Lucille Bluth.”It almost seems like satire because it is so out of touch.

Hurricane Ian “could be the deadliest” in Florida history, Biden warns

As Hurricane Ian’s waters receded on Thursday, President Biden urged residents of flooded areas in southwestern Florida to stay inside and warned that the storm could cause a record number of deaths.
“This could be the most deadly hurricane to ever hit Florida.During a visit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s headquarters in Washington, Biden stated, “We’re hearing early reports of what may be substantial loss of life.”
Avoid going outside while the water is receding unless absolutely necessary.Biden stated, “It prevents first responders from doing their job and is risky for you.”
The residents of Florida were reassured by Biden, who stated that he intends to visit the state “when the conditions allow it,” and he assured them that the federal government will provide generous assistance to clean up and rebuild.
Biden stated, “Folks in Florida who have destroyed or damaged homes and you don’t have enough insurance, it means the federal government will provide individual assistance of $37,900 for home repairs and another $37,900 for lost property — for everything from an automobile to a lost wedding ring.” “Folks in Florida who have destroyed or damaged homes and you don’t have enough insurance.”Early reports suggest that hundreds of people may have perished when the Category 4 hurricane struck Florida’s retirement coast between Sarasota and Naples on Wednesday afternoon. It caused significant wind and flood damage, and early reports indicate that hundreds of people may have perished.When asked about his relationship with his potential rival for the presidency in 2024, the president scoffed and told reporters that he had spoken with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of the state “four or five times already.”
“I’ll respond to that, okay? Even though it’s completely irrelevant.In fact, excellent.He praised my work.He thanked me for our swift interaction.Biden praised DeSantis, saying, “He told me how much he appreciated it and said he was extremely happy with what was going on.”
“This is not about whether or anything related to our political disagreements.This is about preserving lives, properties, and businesses.This is all about that.
On Tuesday, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and FEMA administrator Deanne Criswell sparked controversy by suggesting that Biden would not call DeSantis after calling three Florida mayors.Biden called DeSantis that night after receiving backlash.

28 South Florida families facing eviction get their rent paid for by Kodak Black!

Before the holidays, Kodak Black is doing well in his neighborhood by paying off the rent for dozens of homes in South Florida that are about to be evicted.

Bradford Cohen, Kodak’s attorney, tells TMZ Hip Hop that many rental homes in South Florida have gone up in price by as much as 31.5%, which is a lot more than the usual 3 to 5%.

That’s where the “Super Gremlin” rapper comes in: he worked with community leader Francky Pierre-Paul and the Zachariah McQueen Foundation to help 28 families in the Merry Place Housing Projects in West Palm Beach.

We are informed that Kodak will also cover any back fees, bringing his total donation to charity this time to $88,902.80.

“I’m happy about making other people happy,” Kodak tells TMZ. Knowing that those 28 families will be cared for until the end of the year makes my heart happy. I just try to do right by people, so I don’t always post the good things I do.

Kodak demonstrated his rapping abilities in a separate post, brandishing an acronym for his favorite projects: People who only have enough money to get by.

He personally delivered 100 air conditioners to residents of Pompano Beach’s projects during a heat wave in July 2021. In addition, he established a memorial fund for Florida police officers who were killed in the line of duty and gave the Jack and Jill education center $10,000.

After purchasing a California mansion, Lil Wayne wants $29.5 million for it.

After spending $15.4 million on a California mansion more than a year ago, rapper Lil Wayne wants to leave the Sunshine State.
The singer, who goes by Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., has put his modern waterfront home in Miami Beach, Florida, on the market for $29.5 million.
He will make a nice profit if he gets even close to the asking price.In 2017, Wayne, 40, paid $16.8 million for the newly built estate with seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.
The property covers more than 10,600 square feet and is situated on Allison Island, an exclusive guard-gated island in Biscayne Bay that is roughly 35 acres in size.
A media room, a wine cellar, a movie theater, and 110 feet of water frontage are among the features that have earned it the moniker “tropical modern masterpiece.”
One of the living areas has 22-foot-tall ceilings and sliding doors that lead to the backyard with a pool, outdoor dining areas, and a cabana.According to the listing, there is a junior suite with a private terrace and a second family room.The custom Italian cabinetry in the chef’s kitchen is separate from the staff quarters.
In contrast, the primary suite has two bathrooms, a sitting area, a walk-in closet, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a terrace.
It is not clear why he is listing the property, but it may have something to do with his less-than-pleasant city memories.He was charged with illegal gun possession as a convicted felon in Miami in November 2020.
Before stepping down from office, President Donald Trump granted him a pardon, despite the fact that he was facing a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

Rapper Trina’s Niece shot and killed in Miami

Toni Chester – 17 aka Baby Suga

Baby Suga whose real name is Toni Chester was shot and killed this morning around 12am. She is the 17-year-old niece of Rapper Trina. She was gunned down in a triple shooting on Northwest thirteenth Avenue close to 62nd Street in Liberty City. The 17-year-old, who was visiting Miami at that point, was articulated dead at the scene. The two different casualties were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where their circumstances are right now obscure.

Source say she was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Miami Police say that they investigating a Mercedes SUV that is black. It was discovered with a lot of bullet holes not far from crime scene.

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