• 9 At Your Desk: Thursday, Oct. 11

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    WFTV.com's can't-miss stories for Thursday:

    MICHAEL: South Carolina is getting heavy rains and gusty winds as Tropical Storm Michael speeds through. But officials aren't seeing anything like the damage inflicted by Hurricane Florence last month. Meanwhile, entire cities in the Florida Panhandle were wiped out when Michael plowed through as a near-Category 5 storm. 

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    Damage from Hurricane Michael at the Village of Shell Point on October 10, 2018 in Crawfordville, Florida. The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm.
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    Damage from Hurricane Michael at the Village of Shell Point on October 10, 2018 in Crawfordville, Florida. The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm.
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    NEW CHIEF IN TOWN: Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced Thursday who will be the next chief of police. Orlando Rolon has been with the department for 25 years


    DEVASTATION: Photos and video show the utter devastation after Hurricane Michael ripped through the Panhandle. 


    RAPE CASE: A Sanford man accused of repeatedly raping a teenage girl, and threatening to kill her and her family unless she allowed him to keep raping her, could face life in prison, a Seminole County judge said Wednesday.


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    HARVEY WEINSTEIN UPDATE: The New York prosecutor in charge of the sex assault case against Harvey Weinstein has dropped part of the case, reports said.

     


    HELPING HAND: Crews from Central Florida have been deployed to the Panhandle to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. How you can help.


    CREEPY: As the Florida Panhandle region braced for Hurricane Michael, some eagle-eyed weather watchers noticed what looks like a skull in one of the satellite images of the storm. Decide for yourself.


    CENTRAL FLORIDA TEMPERATURES: 5-Day Forecast 


    WHEN YOU GET HOME: We still have full team coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. See live reports from the Florida Panhandle on Eyewitness News at 5 p.m.


     

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