Melbourne CEO Convicted Of Conspiracy (Melbourne, FL) -- A woman who was once a CEO is now looking at possibly 30 years as an inmate. Former BlueWare CEO Rose Harr was convicted yesterday of conspiracy to commit bribery and bid tampering. She was accused of contributing to Brevard County Clerk Mitch Needelman's campaign six years ago in exchange for government contracts. She could get up to 30 years in prison, while Needelman, who had his conviction last year vacated, is waiting for a new trial.
California Billionaire Donates Millions To Gillum (Tallahassee, FL) -- Andrew Gillum's campaign for governor is getting a big financial boost from outside the state. California billionaire Tom Steyer announced this week he will donate more than five million dollars to the Democratic nominee. This is on top of another million dollars plus that Steyer already donated. The latest poll released this week shows the Tallahassee mayor leading Republican Ron DeSantis by nine points.
Third Kavanaugh Accuser Has Miami Connection (Miami, FL) -- A Miami-Dade County man who says he once dated a Brett Kavanaugh accuser says she has no credibility at all. Coconut Grove 63-year-old Richard Vinneccy dated Julie Swetnick for four years, and after they broke up, he tells Politico she threatened members of his family. He filed for a restraining order in 2001, but the Miami Herald reports the case was dismissed when neither Viccency nor Swetnick showed up in court. Swetnick came forward yesterday to accuse Kavanaugh of trying to spike girls' drinks at parties she attended when they were teenagers.
Police Shoot Woman In Domestic Dispute (Kissimmee, FL) -- A woman is hurt after a police-involved shooting in Polk County. It happened this week in Winter Haven at a man's home on 16th Street, Northeast. Sheriff Grady Judd says Kissimmee 25-year-old Lindsay Collins was shot by a deputy when Collins tried to attack her ex-boyfriend with a knife. She's in serious but stable condition and facing charges that include attempted first-degree murder.
Trespasser Skinny Dips In Man's Pool (Ocoee, FL) -- A dip in the pool could land a man behind bars because the pool wasn't his. Ocoee Police say 39-year-old Brian Manwarren skinny-dipped in a woman's pool this weekend without permission. Manwarren was gone by the time police arrived, and he remains on the loose. He's facing charges of burglary and criminal mischief.
Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested After Climbing Into Lyft (Hackensack, NJ) -- A New Jersey man is behind bars for allegedly robbing a bank and taking a Lyft ride afterwards. Police say Drew Hughes pointed a knife at two tellers earlier this week at a Hackensack TD branch not far from where he lives. He's accused of demanding "big bills only" and claiming the money was for his daughter. He got away with more than 17-hundred-dollars but was easy to find because the money carried a tracking device. The 22-year-old was caught a short while later climbing into a Lyft vehicle. The money was recovered and Hughes was charged with robbery and illegal gun possession.
Man Robs Salon After Pedicure (Huntington, WV) -- Multiple charges are being filed against a West Virginia man accused of getting his nails done and then robbing the salon. Police in Huntington say Skylar Larcart got upset during his pedicure this past Monday when his phone slipped into his foot bath and he demanded to be reimbursed for the damage. The 20-year-old then left but went back with a gun and took money while also making threats. Larcart was arrested a little while later and they say he had the stolen money with him.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1964, the Warren Commission issued their report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The report concluded Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone in the November 1963 assassination.
1954, "The Tonight Show" debuted on NBC. The show was hosted by comedian Steve Allen.
1919, the Democratic National Committee voted to admit women.