Timeline: When did officials tell people to evacuate from Hurricane Ian?

Timeline: When did officials tell people to evacuate from Hurricane Ian?

(NEW YORK) -- Before Hurricane Ian brought destruction to the Florida Peninsula on Sept. 28, federal and state officials urged Floridians to evacuate their homes and seek shelter because of dangerous winds and deadly storm surge. Those warnings weren't for nothing, as at least 100 people in Florida and five…
After Hurricane Ian, neighbors rally to support local communities

After Hurricane Ian, neighbors rally to support local communities

(NEW YORK) -- Five days since Hurricane Ian made landfall as a Category 4 storm, hundreds of families are trying to pick up the pieces as the recovery process continues. In the close-knit community of Harlem Heights in Fort Myers, Florida, Ian decimated the area, leaving some homes and buildings…
Florida teenager dead, two others injured after stealing, crashing Maserati: Police

Florida teenager dead, two others injured after stealing, crashing Maserati: Police

(NEW YORK) -- A Florida teenager was killed and two others injured after they allegedly stole and crashed a Maserati early Sunday morning, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff deputies said their helicopter flight unit observed three suspects attempting to break into vehicles in a Pinellas County neighborhood…
Colorado police shoot and kill robbery suspect near Denver airport

Colorado police shoot and kill robbery suspect near Denver airport

(AURORA, Colo.) -- Aurora, Colorado police fatally shot a male robbery suspect they said threatened them with a gun following a vehicle chase that ended by Denver International Airport on Saturday, authorities said at a news conference. Denver's chief of police, Ron Thomas, said two male suspects robbed a 7-Eleven…
Sanibel Island, Lee County facing impacts from Hurricane Ian

Sanibel Island, Lee County facing impacts from Hurricane Ian

(FORT MYERS, Fla.) -- Across Florida, at least 52 people died in the storm, according to information compiled from local officials. Of those, about 35 were in Lee County, the Lee County Sheriff's Office said Saturday. At least two people died on Sanibel Island, with Mayor Holly Smith telling "ABC…
With anti-LGBTQ laws proliferating, older activists say history is repeating itself

With anti-LGBTQ laws proliferating, older activists say history is repeating itself

(NEW YORK) -- Despite major progress in recent years in the fight for LGBTQ equality, older LGBTQ activists say the country is seeing increased political pushback against the LGBTQ communities, reminiscent of past anti-LGBTQ movements they lived through during the 20th century. History repeating itself, is something of which they…