1.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is closing all its campgrounds and parks because of the ongoing federal government shutdown. The closing begins Wednesday at noon and includes campgrounds and parks in Stuart, Moore Haven, Clewiston and Alva along waterways fed by Lake Okeechobee. Meanwhile, Biscayne National Park will be closed for the upcoming Columbus Day weekend.
2. A dispute in Doral builds Wednesday with the expected arrest of a developer and the first City Commission meeting since the mayor called for the firing of the city manager.
3. Donald Trump is lashing out at Florida Power & Light over the condition of utility poles around his Doral golf resort, which he bought last year and is now renovating. “In my opinion, one of the worst utility companies in the country is Florida Power and Light,” he tweeted. FPL said it encouraged customers with concerns to “contact us directly.”
4. Former NFL player and Florida Gator Aaron Hernandez is due back in a Massachusetts court Wednesday for a pre-trial hearing. for the first time since being arraigned on a murder charge.
5.Could it be getting cooler, finally? Wednesday started out that way, with lows in the low- to mid-70s. The South Florida forecast still calls for a high around 90 with a 20 percent chance or rain, but the temperatures are expected to go down again overnight to 72.