Melbourne Police Looking For Indecent Exposure, Sexual Battery Suspect (Melbourne, FL) -- Melbourne Police are looking for a man accused of exposing himself and sexually assaulting different women. Detectives say there have been four separate incidents that have all happened in the overnight and early morning hours, within the last three weeks. A composite sketch of the man is being circulated, and posted online.
Attempted Burglary Suspect Rescued From Roof Of Store (Volusia Co., FL) -- A New Smyrna Beach man is facing charges after allegedly trying to break into a store in Volusia County. Michael Monacelli [[ Mon-uh-cell-EE ]] allegedly got stuck on the roof of the business he was trying to break into on North Woodland. Sheriff's deputies say Monacelli climbed onto the roof when he couldn't get into the store through the window he broke. He's facing charges of criminal mischief and attempted burglary.
Off-Duty Daytona Beach Officer Suspected Of Fight In Winter Garden (Winter Garden, FL) -- A Daytona Beach police officer is being investigated following a fight at a downtown Winter Garden restaurant. Saturday evening's fight at The Whole Enchilada Fresh Mexican Grill and Bar started when the off-duty officer confronted a man about taking his seat. During a scuffle with the man he accused of taking his seat the officer's gun fell on the floor. The Daytona Beach PD says it's investigating.
Elderly Man Charged For Alleged Bomb Threat (Ocala, FL) -- An Office Depot in Ocala is getting the all clear after being evacuated on reports of an explosive device inside. Authorities say an elderly man left a backpack in the store, but there was no bomb inside. Seventy-three-year-old Jerome Dinsmore was arrested and charged with making a false report concerning planting a bomb and explosive. Hours earlier Dinsmore walked into a Chick-fil-A and claimed he had a bomb before leaving yesterday.
Disney World Changing Ticket Pricing System (Orlando, FL) -- Walt Disney World is starting a new date-based pricing system. Beginning October 16th, with the help of a new online pricing tool, the cost will be different depending on the day for which the tickets are purchased. They will generally range from 109 and 129 dollars. The park says this is being done so attendance will be more evenly distributed throughout the year.
Elon Musk Hopes To Build Base On Mars Within Decade (Hawthorne, CA) -- SpaceX CEO Elon Musk plans to build a base on Mars within the next ten years. Musk posted an artist's rendering of the Mars base on Twitter late last week. When one of his followers asked when the base might take shape, Musk tweeted, "Probably 2028 for a base to be built." SpaceX is currently working on a spacecraft called the Big Falcon Rocket which is scheduled to take a Japanese billionaire on a flight around the moon in 2023. The giant spaceship will also be used for a mission to Mars.
Scrabble Adds 300 New Words To Its Dictionary (Undated) -- Scrabble is adding 300 new words to its dictionary. The newest game edition was released yesterday and added long-awaited words like "OK" and "ew". It's been four years since any new words were added to the game's dictionary, and there were very serious steps taken for the addition of the new words. Merriam-Webster was advised by the North American Scrabble Players Association while creating this edition.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1993, a Florida judge ruled it was legal for 12-year-old Gregory Kingsley to divorce his parents.
1981, Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as the first female justice on the Supreme Court.
1954, Elvis Presley made his first and only appearance at the "Grand Old Opry." The future King of Rock and Roll sang "Blue Moon of Kentucky." The performance was not well received and the booking agent suggested Elvis go back to driving a truck.
1926, Henry Ford announced the eight-hour, five-day work week.
1789, the first U.S. Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. Ten of the 12 were approved and became the Bill of Rights.
1690, "Publick Occurrences, Both Foreign and Domestic" became the first newspaper to be published in America. Authorities considered the paper offensive and ordered publisher Benjamin Harris to stop publishing.