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Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis launched his 2024 presidential campaign on Wednesday in a Twitter Spaces conversation with Elon Musk. It was plagued by glitches, which Musk blamed on the servers being unable to handle so many users, but the campaign still raised $1 million USD in only an hour after the announcement.
Florida's Ron DeSantis tried to discuss his presidential candidacy for the first time in an audio-only event on Twitter with Elon Musk, but the first 20 minutes passed with users getting kicked off, hearing microphone feedback and other tech problems. https://t.co/uIZvrhhTxN— The Associated Press (@AP) May 24, 2023
Those renovations at Rogers Centre clearly aren’t cheap. Season ticket holders have been shocked in recent days by emails about increased prices for their seats. Steve Gamester says his tickets have increased 813% from last year, from $15,000 to $137,000, and it may end up in him giving up the tickets that have been in his family since 1977.
Blue Jays fan, Steve Gamester, has had the same Blue Jays season tickets in his family for 47 years. This year, their cost just went up by $122,000... Season ticket holders were told this hefty price increase is due to revamped seating at the Rogers Centre. pic.twitter.com/YBhVIgKdrL— CTV Your Morning (@YourMorning) May 25, 2023
A Kentucky man is accused of shooting his roomate in the rear end after the two fought over a hot pocket. The roommate allegedly ate the last hot pocket and it sparked a fight between him and Clifton Williams. As the roommate went to leave, Williams allegedly went inside, got a gun and shot him.
A Kentucky man accused of shooting his roommate who ate the last Hot Pocket has been charged with felony assault. https://t.co/lvkOGnP5i8— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 25, 2023
Officials in northern Manitoba are scrambling to evacuate thousands of residents as a wildfire closes in on the community of Cross Lake. Pimicikamak Cree Nation Chief David Monias says many people sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic to leave the community already, but around 300-400 residents remain in the community.
"It jumped over the river and now it's heading towards our community" and the bridge on the only road out Chief Monias says -- the latest from Cross Lake. https://t.co/Cszhl6yXbf— Brittany Greenslade (@BrittReports) May 25, 2023
The Florida Panthers are kings of the east. Despite entering the playoffs as the lowest-ranked seed in both conferences, the Panthers rolled through the historically-good Boston Bruins, as well as the Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes to reach the Stanley Cup Final. They will likely take on the Vegas Golden Knights, who have a 3-0 series lead over the Dallas Stars in the Western final.
WHY NOT US pic.twitter.com/zrcJsVyZdY— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) May 25, 2023
Thumbnail photo courtesy of Precious Umpherville.