Wind And Rain Expected As Michael Approaches Panhandle (Melbourne, FL) -- We won't get a direct hit, but Hurricane Michael's presence will still be felt in Central Florida today. The National Weather Service predicts we'll get up to three inches of rain and rough surf on the beaches. Beach visitors and boaters are advised to stay out of the water. Inland, tornadoes are possible around Marion County.
The panhandle is expected to be much less fortunate as Hurricane Michael is a potentially catastrophic event and it's growing even stronger. The National Weather Service issued new information yesterday. The major storm strengthened to a Category Four this morning as winds reached 130 miles an hour. The storm could make landfall this afternoon, and the impact is expected to be devastating.
Body Pulled From River (Cocoa, FL) -- The death of a teenager has Brevard County deputies looking for answers. The body of Cocoa 19-year-old Zachary Stickle was found this week in the Indian River. There were no obvious signs of trauma or foul play. An autopsy was set to determine a cause of death, but no results have been released.
Guardian Angels Say They Were Asked To Leave MSD (Parkland, FL) -- A comforting sight to some Broward County parents will no longer be allowed outside Stoneman Douglas High School. Guardian Angel David 'Cobra' Clemente announced recently that Principal Ty Thompson has asked him to no longer stand watch outside the school. Clemente says the request came after he made a Facebook post about drugs being sold inside the school. More than 300 people have signed a petition on Change.org to get Clemente to stay, and he tells CBS4 News he's overwhelmed by the love of the community.
Thirteen Arrested In Online Child Sex Sting (Winter Haven, FL) -- Thirteen men the Polk County sheriff says scare him to death are facing charges. Sheriff Grady Judd yesterday announced the arrests of the men from an online child sex sting. Three of those arrested in the sting conducted last week are from Polk, two work at Disney and another is an illegal immigrant from El Salvador. Another is a former member of the Air Force, who has a prior molestation conviction, and Judd says the fact that he was let out of prison makes him crazy angry.
Art Collector Shredded Banksy Print Hoping It Would Double In Value (London, England) -- An art collector who owned one of the 600 prints of Banksy's Girl With Balloon painting intentionally shred it, hoping it would double in value. Instead, a print that was worth more than a half-million dollars is now worth about a dollar. Art experts took to Twitter to urge anyone who owns a Banksy print not to shred it. The street artist Banksy shocked the world after the original Girl With Balloon began to be shredded as the auction for it was ending in London last week. Art experts say that the value of the original may have doubled in value because of the stunt. But they said it cannot be duplicated and anyone who owns one of prints who tries to do the same will end up with something worth little more than a dollar.
Man Impaled At Medieval-Themed Event (Williamstown, KY) -- A medieval death is casting a shadow over a Kentucky event after a 52-year-old was impaled. Officials say Peter Barclay was part of a re-enactment last week of a medieval-themed equestrian game when he suffered the gruesome death. Barclay was performing a trick when he was impaled by a lance. The death is being called an accident.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2016, Red Sox star David Ortiz retired. "Big Papi" played his final game for Boston as the Red Sox were swept by the Indians in the American League Division Series.
2015, "Playboy" magazine announced it would stop publishing pictures of fully nude women in its print editions. About a year later, the magazine resumed printing nude photographs.
1992, Michael Jackson's first television concert aired on HBO.
1977, "Broadway" Joe Namath ended his National Football League playing career.
1973, Vice President Spiro Agnew pleaded no contest to one count of federal tax evasion and later resigned his office.
1966, the game "Twister" was introduced by Milton Bradley.
1965, The Red Baron made his first appearance in the "Peanuts" comic strip.