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Today’s top stories
• The music at the performance itself was well received, but the traffic on the way to and from Saturday’s Garth Brooks concert was as bad as a home football game’s. (The Alligator)
• Former Gator soccer star Abby Wambach is has published a new book, “WOLFPACK.” (NPR News)
• Friday’s severe thunderstorm brought a large oak tree through an Alachua family’s house. There’s now a GoFundMe page to help them recover. (The Alligator)
• Marion County students opted against a ceremony at the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Forest High School in favor of a day of service. (Ocala Star-Banner)
• The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association upgraded Hurricane Michael to a Category 5, making it the first storm that powerful in the United States since Hurricane Andrew. (Panama City News Herald)
• In other Michael recovery news: 72 million tons of tree debris could make for a worsened wildfire season in the Panhandle, and a woman explains what it’s been like to drive for Uber in Bay County since the storm. (Naples Daily News, Panama City News Herald)
• The path to becoming a nurse is becoming incredibly competitive in Florida, even as thousands of nursing job openings come available each year. (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
• “This is why we test,” a NASA administrator said after smoke emerged from a SpaceX capsule test this weekend. (Orlando Sentinel)
• Wednesday could bring a resolution to the Andrew Gillum ethics case that has lingered since well before November’s election in which he was defeated. (Tallahassee Democrat)
• George Zimmerman is no longer welcome on Bumble or Tinder. (Orlando Sentinel)
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I’m Ethan Magoc, a news editor at WUFT. Originally from Pennsylvania, I’ve found a home telling Florida stories. I’m part of a team searching each morning for local and state stories that are important to you; please send feedback about today’s edition or ideas for stories we may have missed to firstname.lastname@example.org.