Brevard County Deputy Honored At Memorial Day Ceremony (Merritt Island, FL) -- In addition to those killed in battle, those killed in other forms of service are also remembered on Memorial Day. At a ceremony yesterday in Merritt Island, Brevard County Deputy Kevin Stanton was honored. He died in a traffic crash while on duty this year.
His family wore t-shirts at the ceremony that read 'Til We Meet Again.' "Florida Today" reports Sheriff Wayne Ivey and the sheriff's office honor guard awarded Stanton's family with the honor and an American flag.
Deadly Shooting In Melbourne (Melbourne, FL) -- A man is dead after a shooting in Brevard County. It happened early yesterday morning in Melbourne on Mt. Carmel Lane where 32-year-old Peter Okoye was found dead in his driveway. No arrests or motive have been announced. Neighbors tell Channel 9 they heard about five gunshots.
Alberto Makes Landfall At Laguna Beach (Panama City Beach, FL) -- Now that Alberto is past us, there's concern about what lies ahead. The subtropical storm made landfall around 4:00 yesterday afternoon in Bay County in Laguna Beach. No injuries were reported, but thousands of customers lost power.
The National Weather Service estimates parts of Panama City Beach got up to four inches of rain, and the National Hurricane Center says maximum sustained winds reached 45 miles an hour.
Father Of Parkland Victim Outraged Over New Video Game (Parkland, FL) -- A new video game has survivors of the Parkland school shooting outraged and disgusted. The game called 'Active Shooter' allows the user to play the role of a school shooter.
Ryan Petty lost his daughter in the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, and he can't understand why a company would want to profit from a game like this. The game is due out next month, and Petty has asked the company not to release it.
Study: Couples Who Eat Seafood Together Have More Sex (Undated) -- Couples who eat seafood more seafood tend to have more sex. A new study published in "The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism" that men and women have an increased sex drive when they eat at least two portions of seafood per week. Researchers say that, in turn, leads to couples getting pregnant faster.
Partners who eat two or more seafood servings per week engaged in sexual activity over 20 percent more often. Ninety-two percent of those who ate it the most got pregnant. Researchers cite a few different reasons for the increased sex drive. They say oysters are linked to a higher sexual desire, and couples that eat more seafood together tend to share more meals together in general.
Man Caught By Clothesline (Atlantic City, NJ) -- A New Jersey man is behind bars after getting caught in a clothesline. Police in Atlantic City say Lionel Brown-Bowman was spotted last Friday night riding his bicycle into traffic, causing cars to swerve away and make lane changes. That led to a chase that ended with he dumped his bike but got caught in a clothesline while trying to run away.
Police say the line took Brown-Bowman off his feet which was then they slapped the cuffs on him. Brown-Bowen is charged with drug possession with intent to sell, resisting arrest and a traffic summons.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2001, four followers of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden were convicted in New York of a global conspiracy to murder Americans, including the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa that killed 224 people.
1999, the space shuttle "Discovery" completed the first-ever docking with the international space station.
1974, President Nixon agreed to turn over 12-hundred pages of edited Watergate transcripts.
1973, Tom Bradley became the first black mayor of Los Angeles.
1961, food stamps were first issued in the US.
1951, C. F. Blair became the first man to fly over the North Pole in a single engine plane.