Speaking to reporters Wednesday evening, Lee County Manager Roger Dejarlais (at left) ordered the curfew for all cities including Fort Myers in his jurisdiction, where the brunt of the hurricane was felt before it moved northeast to communities such as Orlando and Jacksonville. The county head said there will be some exceptions to the order - including those pertaining to work, health care, grocery shopping, or school - while also stressing that looting and violence in the storm's wake would not be tolerated. Staggering before and after photos, meanwhile show the extent of the destruction in county seat Fort Myers caused by Ian - leaving the door open for such vandals to capitalize on the unrest and turn a profit.
Trevor Noah QUITS The Daily Show after 'wokery' saw viewing figures slump to around 363,000 a show - seven years after taking over from Jon Stewart who routinely pulled in an audience of 1.5MILLION
Trevor Noah plans to leave The Daily Show, the flagship Comedy Central series after a seven-year tenure. The news was announced on Thursday night to his audience, and came as a surprise. Noah took over from Jon Stewart in 2015 who began the show in 1999. It was not immediately clear when his actual exit would take place, or whether the Paramount Global cable network had begun to consider a successor. His exit announcement comes after he was spied in New York's East Village with Dua Lipa, sparking rumors he is dating the popstar 11 years his junior. The pair were seen enjoying an intimate dinner, before they shared a warm embrace and a smooch before going their separate ways.
Teen girl, 15, killed by cops during California shootout SAW her dad kill her mother - but still fired back at police and charged officers while wearing tactical gear after they caught up with her and fugitive father
Savannah Graziano, 15, top right, who was killed alongside her father in a shootout with California police had witnessed him murder her mother one day earlier. Anthony John Graziano, 45, bottom right, was accused of killing his estranged wife and abducting their teenage daughter. Savannah had been was seated in the back of her father's pickup truck when he got out to shoot her mother, Tracy Martinez, 45, to death. He had been living with the teenager out of his pickup truck and hotels for weeks before the violence, authorities said. Savannah and her father were both killed after a long chase along a desert interstate east of Los Angeles in Hesperia, left. Graziano died in the truck while Savannah, wearing tactical gear and a helmet, was fatally shot as she ran toward deputies amid a hail of gunfire.
REVEALED: Beloved Wisconsin news anchor texted her 'cheating' fiancé she 'couldn't take the pain any longer' before shooting herself in the head with gun she bought just MINUTES before
Neena Pacholke, 27, killed herself last month in the Wausau, Wisconsin, home she and fiancé Kyle Haase had bought together in July. He called off their wedding less than two months before they were due to wed. A police report reveals how Kyle requested police conduct a welfare check after receiving suicidal-like messages from Neena hours before her death. Police arrived on scene but were too late to save her life after she shot herself in the head with a 9mm handgun. A receipt on the bedroom dresser showed Neena had purchased the gun earlier that morning - about 90 minutes before she killed herself. In final text to Kyle, she apologized saying she 'couldn't take the pain any longer'.
Sarah Jessica Parker is spotted looking downcast while on a walk through NYC - her first public appearance just hours after sharing the heartbreaking news that her stepfather passed away
Sarah Jessica Parker was seen stepping out in New York City on Thursday afternoon, marking the first time she was spotted since she revealed that her stepfather had died. 'Our family is sad to announce that after an unexpected and rapid illness, Paul Giffin Forste passed away yesterday at age 76,' Parker's family said in a statement to Page Six earlier on Thursday. The 57-year-old And Just Like That... star was dressed casually as she left her home in the West Village, and she blocked out the outside sound with a large pair of Apple AirPods Max headphones.
Charleston braces for DIRECT HIT as Hurricane Ian swirls back in from Atlantic to pound historic city Friday morning: Thousands board up their homes and flee ahead of 7ft storm surge after 17 Floridians are confirmed dead
Monster tempest Ian has recharged from a tropical storm back into a Category 1 hurricane as it angles northwards towards South Carolina to pummel the state Friday morning, as well as neighboring North Carolina and Georgia. Landfall in Charleston is expected around 8am on Friday, with the surrounding states also being issued with several extreme weather warnings. A state of emergency has since been declared in Charleston County, which has a population of about 413,000, with officials changing operations to react to a disaster or emergency - which they warn is 'imminent'. Ian blasted Florida's southwest coast with catastrophic force Wednesday as a major Category 4 storm, before being downgraded to a tropical storm by the National Hurricane Center in an update early Thursday. It has since intensified off the Atlantic after battering coastal cities such as Florida and Naples with winds of 150 mph and life-threatening storm surge Wednesday, before moving north toward the state's center to cities such as Jacksonville and Orlando. At least seventeen have been confirmed dead from the various counties caught in the storm's devastating path.
Heroic hurricane reporter rescues Orlando nurse by carrying her on his BACK through waist-high water after her car was submerged in post-hurricane floods
The heroic act, captured by the journalist's camera crew, came during NBC affiliate WESH 2's live coverage of Hurricane Ian - and has since seen intrepid reporter Tony Atkins hailed as a hero. Posted to social media just hours after the heart-pounding rescue, the footage shows Atkins carrying the woman, who was reportedly a nurse on her way to work, out of the window of her almost fully submerged vehicle. Braving floodwaters that reached up to his waist, the selfless journalist carries the stranded citizen on his back in the heartwarming clip, wading through the raging current to bring her to safety. If that was not enough, Atkins accomplished the commendable feat all while dutifully clutching the woman's purse, keeping it dry above the floodwater. Photos show the extent of such flooding in Orlando, where first responders braved overflowed streets in seven feet of water to rescue residents left stranded in Ian's wake.
Just keep swimming! Fishy viral video showing shark' wading through flooded Florida backyard turns out to be REAL - as shocked property developer who took the clip comes forward
Taking advantages of the floodwater, the large, dark colored fish with sharp dorsal fins was spotted thrashing around an inundated backyard near Hendry Creek, Fort Myers in Florida. The sensational footage - which has racked up more than 12 million views on Twitter within a day - showed the horrific extent that Hurricane Ian's storm has caused on the landscape in Florida. Dominic Cameratta, a local real estate developer, confirmed he filmed the clip from his back patio Wednesday morning when he saw something 'flopping around' in his neighbor's flooded yard. He guessed the fish - believed to be a shark - was about four feet in length. However experts were puzzled as to what the animal truly was - with some believing it was indeed a shark, and others thinking it may have been another large fish.
President Biden U-TURNS on student debt relief for MILLIONS after lawsuit filings and public backlash over huge cost to taxpayers
The Biden administration has quietly announced a change in their student debt forgiveness program that could exclude four million borrowers who have loans owned or backed by private companies The u-turn by the federal government comes after the first legal challenges were filed and following criticism of the huge costs to taxpayers and claims the plan is an illegal use of his executive power. The Education Department announced Thursday that privately-held federal loans won't qualify for the relief plan, which the Congressional Budget Office said earlier this week could cost $400billion over a decade. The new rules refer to Perkins and Federal Family Education Loans, which are bank loans backed by federal guarantees. They used to be major component of federal student loans, but were stopped in 2010 after a major Obama administration overhaul shifted to direct government loans. Nevertheless, about four million people still have FFEL loans, according to government data identified by Politico. Forty-five million Americans owe student loans. The administration had initially allowed hose with FFEL loans could reorganize so they were eligible to receive the $10,000 to $20,000 of relief per borrower.
Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa taken to the hospital after nasty hit sent him off on a stretcher - just FOUR DAYS after staggering off the field during another game: Miami star discharged with a concussion and will fly home with team
Tua Tagovailoa went off on a stretcher and straight to hospital with head and neck injuries after recoiling in pain and needing lengthy treatment from a heavy tackle in the game with his Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night. He was controversially deemed fine to play for the Dolphins only four days after he appeared to struggle with a concussion in Sunday's win over the Bills. But after a tackle from 6-foot-3, 340-pound Josh Tupou of the Bengals, Tagovailoa hit the back of his head, stayed down and was visibly distressed by the pain he was in.
Who DID blow up the Nord Stream gas pipelines... Russia or America? Finger of blame is now being pointed at President Biden amid riddle of blasts in the Baltic
Was this the staggering act of self-sabotage by Vladimir Putin (bottom right) that the world assumes it to have been? After all, the president who threatened to 'end' Nord Stream earlier this year resides not in the Kremlin but the White House. US President Joe Biden (middle right) could not have been clearer when, in early February, he promised to bring Nord Stream 'to an end' should Russian troops and tanks enter Ukraine. The invasion happened. So did Mr Biden take revenge as he promised to? At the time he dismissed suggestions such an operation would be too complicated to carry out or too damaging diplomatically given Nord Stream 2 was controlled by Germany. To the doubters, he added: 'We will, I promise you. We will be able to do it.'
Las Vegas man jailed for life for bombing hot dog vendor escapes prison by melting cell window with BATTERY ACID: Killer, 42, 'placed cardboard dummy in cell and fled' - but was arrested close to a week after escaping
A man partially responsible for killing a casino hot dog vendor, as part of a revenge plot more than a decade ago, escaped from his cell using 'battery acid and a cardboard dummy,' tricking prison staff and getting a lengthy head start to his escape. Authorities said that Porfirio Duarte-Herrera, 42, had been on the run from Friday September 23, but officers at the Southern Nevada Correctional Center only discovered he was missing the following Tuesday. He was discovered trying to escape to Tijiuana on a bus on Thursday after shuttle staff noticed something suspicious about one of their customers.
JAN MOIR: It was clear that there was no forgiveness for the warring factions as they gathered for the Queen's funeral... So who are the REAL victims in the Sussexes' poisonous royal soap opera?
JAN MOIR: You are either in or you are out, the Queen once said. She was famously referring to Megxit and the flight of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from the deprivations of royal privilege to the golden pastures of a new life in America. There, they would escape stuffy protocol and be able to monetise their royal connections - free at last to make all the empowering podcasts they wanted. So why, almost three years later, is everything so very much worse instead of being so much better?
'Conversations are happening... they want to stall': Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'want to edit their Netflix series due in six weeks to remove barbs at Charles and William and delay its release until next year' following the Queen's death, sources claim
The Duke, 38, and Duchess, 41, of Sussex, who now live in their $14million Montecito mansion with their two children, Archie, three, and one-year-old Lilibet - are working on a documentary as part of their $100 million deal with the streaming service. It was previously expected that the production would be aired in December, following the fifth season of The Crown on November 9, according to the publication . However, sources claimed the couple now want to make edits to the series, which would possibly delay its release until later in 2023, as they look to 'downplay much of what they have said about King Charles III, Queen Consort Camilla, and the Prince and Princess of Wales'. One Hollywood industry source said: 'A lot of conversations are happening. I hear that Harry and Meghan want the series to be held until next year, they want to stall.'
'I fondle big breasted women': The joke response that got this off-duty Apple exec FIRED by Tim Cook when asked by TikToker what he does for living to afford $500K Merc
Apple confirmed Thursday that Tony Blevins (left), a high ranking vice president, will be departing the Silicon Valley office after dozens of reports and complaints from several hundred employees flagged a viral video uploaded on September 5. In the video, TikToker Daniel Mac, who asks owners of expensive cars their occupation, approaches Blevins as he parks his $500,000 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. Like he's done dozens of times, Mac asks Blevins what he does for a living, with Blevins answering: 'I have rich cars, play golf and fondle big-breasted women, but I take weekends and major holidays off.
'I love my mom': Nicola Peltz shares photos of her husband Brooklyn Beckham cuddling up to his mother-in-law Claudia in Paris... amid ongoing family feud with Victoria
The heiress, 27, gushed over her mother Claudia Heffner Peltz on Thursday as she shared a sweet Instagram post of the former model. But it comes as she is embroiled in an ongoing fued with Victoria Beckham, following the claim that the fashion designer 'blanked' her during the design process of her wedding dress.
Memphis billionaire heiress Eliza Fletcher died of a gunshot wound to the back of her head and blunt force trauma, autopsy confirms
Memphis billionaire heiress Eliza Fletcher died of a gunshot wound to the back of her head and blunt force trauma, an autopsy report has confirmed. The mother-of-two was kidnapped and violently bundled into the back of an SUV by while out jogging on a pre-dawn jog at 4.30am on September 2. Convicted felon Cleotha Abston-Henderson, 38, has been charged with kidnapping and murdering the 34-year-old after allegedly forcing her into his GMC terrain. Her disappearance sparked a four-day search, which led officers to several wooded areas across Memphis. She was discovered by the steps of a dilapidated one-story property just yards from where police last spotted the vehicle she was forced into. A bloodstain remained at the bottom of the stairs next to the patch of dirt where her body was found, with flies still swarming the area and locals reporting a 'stench of decay'. The autopsy report was released by the West Tennessee Forensic Center on Thursday, according to ABC24 Memphis. The report found that she died of a gunshot wound and blunt force injury to the back the head. Her manner of death was ruled a homicide.
'Couldn't stomach more than about 20 minutes': Blonde viewers TURNED OFF Marilyn Monroe biopic after being unable to get through 'cruel and heartbreaking' Ana de Armas movie
Blonde, the Marilyn Monroe biopic starring Ana de Armas, has repulsed viewers and led some to turn off the movie after just 20 minutes of watching the 'cruel and heartbreaking' flick. A slew of outraged viewers aired their grievances with the film on Twitter following its release on Netflix on Wednesday, where it was slammed by one user who was unable to 'stomach' the beginning of the movie as 'absolutely unwatchable'. 'Tried to watch @netflix Blonde. Couldn't stomach more than about 20 minutes of the nearly 3 hours length. That 20 minutes was nothing but cruel and heartbreaking,' posted one angered viewer, along with a string of thumbs down emojis. 'Absolutely unwatchable.'
Katie Couric is seen for first time since revealing her breast cancer diagnosis as she dines out in NYC with husband John Molner
Couric and her husband were out on the town in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday night, and the former NBC host put on a brave face after sharing her diagnosis in a personal essay. Husband John Molner was at her side in support, holding Couric's hand as they walked down 54th Street amid the thronging crowds of the Theater District. Couric had a smile on her face as she was recognized by fans, and wore a yellow coat over a black top and loose pinstriped pants.
Mike Breen's Long Island home is completely destroyed by HUGE blaze: Lead NBA announcer and voice of the New York Knicks has 'lost all of his possessions'
The Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department put out the massive fire at 4.30 a.m. on Sunday, and the cause of the blaze has not yet been released. Breen, his wife and three children are safe and not injured. 'Mike is a cherished member of the ESPN family and he knows he has our full support through this excruciating circumstance,' ESPN, which is ABC's parent company, said in a statement. 'We know the damage is devastating, and at the same time, we are grateful that he and his family are safe.'
Heartbreaking moment Venezuelan migrant recorded a video for his father in Texas and shouted "we made it dad" before he drowned in the Rio Grande
A never-before-seen video shows the moment a Venezuelan migrant recorded a video for his father to let him know he was crossing the United States-Mexico border before he and another person drowned in the Rio Grande. The gut-wrenching footage was released by the non-profit law firm, 1800migrante.com, on Thursday, four weeks after eight migrants were found dead in the river. In the video, Walter González Piña, 21, is seen waddling through the Rio Grande as Exleiker González, 26, followed him closely, and a third migrant stood a few yards to his right.
Super rare four-bed apartment in NYC's Dakota building where John Lennon was murdered is listed for $11m - but buyer must meet approval of picky co-op board that turned down Madonna, Cher, A-Rod and Billy Joel
A gorgeous nine-bedroom apartment in New York City's exclusive Dakota building has been listed for $11.9 million, but buyers beware that even the most famous celebrities have been barred from getting a place in the building, including Madonna and Cher. The apartment has a whopping 4,425 square feet of space and boasts many different amenities that are included with the building, including an airy central courtyard and an in-building gym. The pre-war property features dazzling rooms of furnished wood and tasteful design and comes with four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and seven fireplaces and is finished with granite countertops and hardwood floors. The building gained even more fame in 1980 when Beatles front man John Lennon was shot dead outside of the building as he resided there with his wife, Yoko Ono. Ono still lives in the apartment building along with her and Lennon's son, Sean. Ono still lives in the same 7th floor apartment that she lived in with Lennon, and famously irked neighbors when the pair bought up four other apartments to use for storage.
'I'm sad, shocked and confused': Danish Prince (for now) Nikolai, 23, tells of his pain after his grandmother Queen Margrethe stripped him and his siblings of their titles 'for their own good'
Prince Nikolai (left) said that he is sad, shocked and confused after his grandmother Queen Margrethe stripped him and his siblings of their titles 'for their own good' as his mother 'says there's no good reason' for the move. The prince, 23, will no longer be able to use the title His Royal Highness, after he and his three siblings were told by their grandmother the Queen that removing their titles will be 'good for them in the future'. It comes as his mother (right, with her sons Nikolai and Felix) Countess Alexandra's press secretary questioned why the change could not have waited until their wedding day, when they would 'lose their titles anyway'. 'My whole family and I are of course very sad. We are, as my parents have also stated, in shock at this decision and at how quickly it has actually gone,' Prince Nikolai, Prince Joachim's (inset) eldest son, told Danish newspaper Extrabladet. 'I am very confused as to why it has to happen like this,' he told reporters from outside the Copenhagen apartment where he lives with his girlfriend.
Dinner with The Boss! Former First Lady Michelle Obama dines out with Bruce Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfa at The Polo Bar in NYC
Former First Lady Michelle Obama caught up with friends Bruce Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfa over dinner on Wednesday. Obama was spotted at The Polo Bar in New York with the I'm On Fire singer, 73, and his spouse, 69. Obama, 58, did not appear to be joined by her husband, former President Barack Obama, however she did appear to be surrounded by her entourage for her night on the town.
'Dear God, don't let this butcher kill me': Jeffrey Dahmer's only surviving victim describes terror as cannibal held a 12-inch knife to his groin and stroked a human head before he escaped and flagged down a cop car
The only surviving victim of Milwaukee cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer (right) has spoken about the moments before his escape from the serial killer's apartment where he was told: 'I'm going to cut your heart out.' In an account shared by Radar Online, Tracy Edwards (left) describes how he was handcuffed to the floor as the serial killer put his head to his chest, listening for his thumping heart.
How TikTok is changing the way we SPEAK: Phrases like 'Barbiecore', 'quiet quitting' and 'le dollar bean' have crossed into the mainstream. So, how many do you know?
Whether adapting existing vocabulary to bypass algorithms (known as 'algospeak') or creating completely new words, TikTok has sparked a transformation of the English language, with a medley of acronyms, abbreviations and neologisms.
Property is a girl's best friend! How Marilyn Monroe left her mark on real estate during her rise to stardom, from her post-breakup penthouse in LA to her rumored love nest with JFK
Monroe was born and raised in Los Angeles, but she only owned one property in her lifetime, the Brentwood home where she died in 1962, at age 36. However, she has left her glamorous mark on every place she ever stayed. Monroe, who was born Norma Jeane Mortensen, shared a home in Van Nuys with her first husband James Dougherty's parents while he served in World War II. By 1954, she was married to retired New York Yankees star Joe DiMaggio and living in a sprawling Runyon Canyon mansion in the Hollywood Hills. After her split from DiMaggio, she moved into a penthouse in West Hollywood. Monroe is also widely associated with Bing Crosby's former mansion in Rancho Mirage, California, her rumored love nest with President John F. Kennedy.
Mullets, burnouts and cans of Bundy: Thousands let loose at Australia's wildest festival - the Deni Ute Muster
The Deni Ute Muster festival has kicked off in high gear - and that's before it even officially starts, with revellers (pictured left, right and inset) already arriving in droves to edge of the New South Wales outback. Mullet haircuts, burnouts and cans of Bundaberg Rum are just the start of the fun with the uniquely Aussie event dubbed the nation's wildest festival. About 20,000 attendees and 1,200 volunteers making sure everything goes smoothly. This year is a bumper event for music lovers too, with legendary American country star Brad Paisley, Jessica Mauboy, John Williamson and The Angels headlining.