Armed Security Guards Coming To Brevard County Schools (Titusville, FL) -- Schools in Brevard County are about to get another layer of security. Sheriff Wayne Ivey and Superintendent Mark Mullins announced yesterday 27 armed security guards will be on elementary school campuses next week. The county's middle schools and high schools already have armed school resource officers. Ivey says the officers have undergone more than a hundred hours of training, and they have hundreds of years experience, combined, in law enforcement and the military.
Attempted Kidnapping At OIA (Orlando, FL) -- Bystanders are credited with stopping a possible kidnapping at Orlando International Airport. Police say Kissimmee 49-year-old Alfredo Sanchez grabbed an eight-year-old girl this weekend near Terminal B and started walking away with her. The girl screamed, and witnesses subdued Sanchez until officers arrived. The girl was not hurt, and Sanchez is charged with attempted kidnapping.
Trump Visits Panhandle (Lynn Haven, FL) -- President Trump calls the damage done by Hurricane Michael incredible. In Lynn Haven yesterday, Trump said the hurricane blew through like a massive tornado, ripping trees entirely out of the ground. Trump said the federal government is doing everything possible to help hurricane victims. Lynn Haven Mayor Michael White says Trump's visit was a morale booster.
Dolphins Provide Inspiration To Injured Police Officer (Clearwater, FL) -- An injured police officer is drawing inspiration from a dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. New Orleans Police Sergeant Kristi Bagneris [[ bag-NEAR-us ]] lost her leg from an injury suffered in the line of duty, but her three children lifted her spirits by telling her about Winter the dolphin. Winter lost her tail but was able to learn how to swim again. Bagneris and her family got to meet Winter yesterday at the aquarium, and Bagneris' daughter tells Bay News 9 Winter's story told them how important it was for their mom not to give up.
Donald Daters App: "Make America Date Again" (Undated) -- A new dating app called "Donald Daters" is being launched today to help President Trump supporters find love online. A survey conducted by Tinder in 2016 found that its users consider political differences to be a deal breaker when swiping through the app. "Donald Daters" aims to "Make America Date Again" and help Trump supporters mingle on a platform without bias or so-called "liberal intolerance." The app functions similarity to Tinder in that users receive matches each day based on a variety of preferences they preset.
Ripley's Aquarium Shark Tank Invaded by Nude Man (Toronto) -- Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is willing to press charges against a man who dived naked into their shark tank late last week. Attendees and security footage caught a man removing his clothes and jumping over the barrier into the tank around 10 p.m. The man left the park with a woman before he could be detained by Toronto police. Others reported seeing the man at Union Station later that night. Toronto police are still looking for the individual.
Woman Caught Making Fake Stickers (Putnam County, WV) -- A West Virginia woman is accused of making and selling phony MVD inspection stickers. WSAZ reports Cheryl Scibbe was stopped by police troopers recently in Putnam County for distracted driving and police say she was the one manufacturing the stickers for years. Officers were aware of the stickers and knew they were fake because each one had the same typo. Police also say Scibbe had drugs and is facing multiple legal problems.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1999, Dr. Jerri Nielsen was rescued from a research center in the South Pole after spending five months isolated by the Antarctic winter.
1987, 18-month-old Jessica McClure was rescued after spending nearly three days trapped in an abandoned well shaft in Midland, Texas.
1984, in the first operation of its kind, a baboon heart was transplanted into a 15-day-old baby girl. Baby Fae lived until November 15th with her baboon heart.
1969, the New York Mets won their first World Series title. They had been 100-to-one long shots at the beginning of the season. They became known as "The Miracle Mets."
1962, the Cuban missile crisis began when aides to President John F. Kennedy informed him that reconnaissance photos indicated the presence of missile bases in Cuba.
1859, abolitionist John Brown led a group of about 20 men in a raid on Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in an attempt to liberate and arm African-American slaves.