Topher Forhecz

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Topher is a reporter at WGCU News. 

He formerly freelanced for WNYC in New York City. He holds a master's degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Email: tforhecz@wgcu.org

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Gov. Rick Scott put more than 1.5 million people under evacuation orders on the east coast Thursday in preparation for Hurricane Matthew. Many of them headed to Southwest Florida. Here's their story:  

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is concerned Hurricane Matthew could erode the Herbert Hoover Dike or even cause sinkholes. The dike surrounds Lake Okeechobee. It was completed in the 1960s and is currently undergoing repairs.

Spokesperson John Campbell said heavy rains could push water levels to "historic records." 

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The U.S. Department of Justice wants a federal court case over immigrant children in Collier County Schools to continue.

The school board asked a federal judge to dismiss the case in early September.

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Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida is expanding its services for transgender people.

It will now offer hormone replacement therapy for those who want to transition genders. This will start in early October.   

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made his first stop to Lee County on Monday.

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