Lightning Bolt Hits Child's Bedroom (Brevard County, FL) -- A Satellite Beach family is joking about Fourth of July fireworks starting early at their home. A lightning bolt traveled through their attic and blew two holes in the ceiling. One of the holes was in the roof of their son's bedroom. Fortunately, he wasn't hurt.
Man Hurt In Fireworks Accident (Merritt Island, FL) -- With all the fun that comes with the Fourth of July, there's also a reminder of how dangerous it can be. A Brevard County man 'News 6' identifies as Ryan Dobard had to have two fingers amputated after a fireworks accident.
It happened Tuesday night in Merritt Island and the man was flown to a Melbourne hospital. Dobard also lost his eyebrows and some of his hearing. Doctors may be able to reattach the fingers.
SeaWorld Customers Could Get Refunds (Orlando, FL) -- Some SeaWorld annual pass holders could be getting refunds because they were improperly charged. The bank accounts and credit cards of more than 100-thousand customers were debited without permission between 2008 and 2014.
SeaWorld denies any wrongdoing, but it has agreed to reimburse pass holders more than eleven-million dollars to avoid a trial stemming from a class action lawsuit.
Serial Flasher Sought In Nassau County (Fernandina Beach, FL) -- A search is underway for a man responsible for some disturbing behavior in Nassau County. Police say they have three reports of a man exposing and touching himself in Fernandina Beach recently. Some of those he's accused of exposing himself to are underage girls.
One woman who encountered the man tells 'News 4 Jax' he wasn't aggressive, and he even apologized, but she still hopes he's at least fined for what he did.
Fireworks Tonight In Brevard County (Cocoa Beach, FL) -- Just because it's the fifth doesn't mean you can't still celebrate the Fourth in Brevard County. A Fourth of July fireworks show will take place tonight in Cocoa Beach around 8:45.
Midweek Holiday Has Some Workers Feeling Cheated (New York, NY) -- American workers are feeling less festive because July 4th fell on a Wednesday this year. With the Independence Day celebration not part of a long holiday weekend some Americans are complaining.
The research group Office Pulse polled employees across the country and found half planned vacation time around July 4th. The survey also found about one in five managers feel overwhelmed by the high volume of vacation requests.
Man Arrested Twice In 90-Minute Span (Greensburg, PA) -- A Pennsylvania man is in a world of trouble after getting arrested twice in less than two hours. Investigators in Greensburg say Anthony Bittinger of Hempfield hit some parked cars earlier this week while drunk and was taken into custody.
His troubles doubled from there as he allegedly stole a car later that morning because he didn't have a way to get home after being released. He’s due in court next week.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1992, Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton claimed the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's convention in New York.
1948, Lucille Ball appeared on CBS Radio for the first time in "My Favorite Husband."
1947, Larry Doby became the first black baseball player in the American League when he suited up for the Cleveland Indians. He played 13 seasons in the majors.
1946, the bikini bathing suit made it public debut during a fashion show in Paris. It was created by Louis Reard.
1865, the Salvation Army was formed in London, England, by William Booth.