Police Officer Shot (Daytona Beach, FL) -- A man described as a street maggot is facing charges for shooting a police officer in Volusia County. That's what Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri calls Raymond Roberts, who's accused of shooting Officer Kevin Hird. The shooting happened late Sunday night near MLK Boulevard and South Street. Capri expects Hird will be okay, and the 40-year-old Roberts is facing charges that include attempted murder.
Man Arrested For Threatening Seminole County Deputy (Sanford, FL) -- A man is facing charges for threatening to hurt a Seminole County deputy. Altamonte Springs 25-year-old John Bourne the Third was arrested this weekend after a traffic stop near SR 434 and Wekiva Springs Road. Deputies say Bourne failed some field sobriety tests, and, while being driven to the jail, he threatened to kill a deputy. Bourne is also accused of directing racist and anti-gay slurs at them.
No Charges In Cocoa Shooting (Cocoa, FL) -- A shooting in Brevard County is believed to be a case of self-defense. It happened late yesterday morning in Cocoa at Crest Cleaners and Laundry on Dixon Boulevard. Cocoa Police say there was a confrontation between a man and a 23-year-old woman, and when the man refused to leave the woman alone, she shot him in the leg. No charges have been filed.
Cold Weather Shelters Opening Ahead Of Expected Cold Snap (DeLand, FL) -- Steps are being taken to prepare for a blast of winter weather in Volusia County. Overnight temperatures are expected to drop into the 30s tonight as highs struggle to reach 60 tomorrow. The city of DeLand announced yesterday it will open a cold weather shelter tonight at 7:00 at the Chisholm Center on South Clara Ave. Halifax Urban Ministries is also working to secure dozens of beds for the next couple nights.
Attempted Kidnapping Reported In Pasco County (Moon Lake, FL) -- Pasco County Deputies say a man tried to lure a 10-year-old girl into his car late yesterday afternoon in Moon Lake. The girl says the man claimed to be a friend of her mother, and he would take her for candy and ice cream. The girl says when she threatened to call 911, the man drove away in a tan four-door car with no license plate.
MSD Admins Reassigned (Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- The Broward School District announced yesterday that four administrators at Stoneman Douglas High School, including a security specialist, are being reassigned. Ryan Petty lost his daughter in February's shooting, and he praised the moves. Teachers, though, tell CBS 4 News those administrators have valuable institutional knowledge that is now going to be lost. Teachers are planning a protest today to show their opposition to removing what they call four integral parts of daily operations. They also tell Local 10 News the moves will hurt the healing process.
Misinformation Is Word Of The Year (Undated) -- Dictionary.com has named "misinformation" its 2018 word of the year. Jane Solomon, Linguist-in-Residence at Dictionary-dot-com says, "The rampant spread of misinformation is really providing new challenges for navigating life in 2018." She adds that "understanding the concept of misinformation is vital to identifying misinformation as we encounter it in the wild and that could ultimately help curb its impact." Misinformation is defined as false information that is spread, regardless of whether there is intent to mislead.
Insight Lander Sends A Picture From Mars (Pasadena, CA) -- NASA scientists are celebrating now that their latest probe has landed safely on Mars. They've already received a photo of the Martian soil from the Insight lander. NASA scientists say it shows Insight is resting on a very level patch of ground, and they don't see anything that would prevent them from getting to work. The probe will monitor Marsquakes to determine what makes up the interior of the red planet.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1997, a 34-year-old woman was critically injured during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The accident happened when high winds pushed the "Cat in the Hat" balloon into a lamppost, causing part of the lamppost to fall onto the woman's head. She was in coma for nearly a month.
1983, stores across the country reported being swamped by sometimes-violent shoppers trying to buy the popular Cabbage Patch Kids dolls.
1934, noted gangster "Babyface" Nelson was shot and killed by FBI agents. He was 25-years-old.