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The Point, Dec. 27, 2022: A new total shows the insured losses from Hurricane Ian

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Today's Florida stories

• News Service of Florida: Ian insured losses near $12.6 billion in Florida. "With the total continuing to climb, estimated insured losses from Hurricane Ian have neared $12.6 billion, according to newly posted data on the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation website. The data showed an estimated $12,576,696,298 in insured losses as of Wednesday, Dec. 21, up from $10,271,655,453 a month earlier."

• WFLA-Tampa: Warren v. DeSantis ruling expected at any moment. "The decision will have a lasting impact. It’ll determine how much latitude prosecutors have, and how much power the governor has. On Dec. 1, the trial between Warren and DeSantis came to an end. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle said he would need at least two weeks to render a decision."

• News4Jax: New rules for Florida landlords, property managers to start Jan. 1. "Some provisions of 'Miya’s Law' have already gone into effect, but beginning Sunday, Jan. 1, landlords will be required to keep an accurate log of everyone who has been issued a copy of an apartment key. Also, employees must undergo background checks."

• News Service of Florida: A judge has refused to dismiss charges against former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. "Gillum, who narrowly lost the 2018 gubernatorial race to Republican Ron DeSantis, pleaded not guilty, and a trial is scheduled in April."

• WESH-Orlando: Amazing videos show sleet falling Christmas morning in Brevard County. "The National Weather Service confirmed sleet fell in multiple towns in Brevard County as a strong cold front blasted the state over Christmas weekend."

• WUFT News: Woman finds fresh food from dumpsters to give back to her community. "Deborah Willis had no idea that the dumpsters behind grocery stores would hold a treasure trove of fresh food. When Willis, 65, first went dumpster diving, it was out of curiosity. She soon realized that most grocery or general stores threw out an abundance of fresh, unexpired food. Thinking it a waste for all the food to go to the landfill, Willis decided to take matters into her own hands. In September, she started dumpster diving."

• WUFT News: Photo story: Bobby Two Hats. "Bobby Two Hats, whose official name is Robert Johnson II, spends his mornings in front of Wawa on University Avenue, across from the University of Florida, in Gainesville, Fla. He always has a cup of coffee in hand and sometimes a side of bacon, too. He’s never had a bank account and owns one pair of pants."

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Ethan Magoccurated today's edition of The Point.

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