Murder Suspect Caught In Daytona Beach (Daytona Beach, FL) -- An arrest in Volusia County could mark the end of a multi-state murderous crime spree. Daytona Beach Police yesterday arrested Jason Gibson, who was wanted for murder in Texas and kidnapping New Mexico. The 38-year-old was caught after running from a crash scene at the Cobb Cole Center parking lot. Deputies and U.S. Marshals assisted in the arrest, and Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri called it a team effort.
Two Arrested In Rockledge Stabbing (Rockledge, FL) -- A woman is facing charges for what police call an horrific attack on her husband in Brevard County. Amanda Ramsey and her boyfriend were arrested yesterday for trying to kill her husband with a sword on Thanksgiving at a home in Rockledge on Carolina Ave. There's no word on a motive, but Ramsey's mom tells Channel 9 the attack was a case of self-defense. Police, though, say the victim's story was far more plausible.
Palm Bay Fires Deputy City Managers (Palm Bay, FL) -- A city in Brevard County is cleaning house at city hall. Palm Bay officials this week fired two deputy city managers just days after city manager Gregg Lynk was also fired. After Lynk was let go, the city council voted to make Lisa Morrell interim city manager, and she's the one who fired Ron Clare and William Curry this week. Clare had been with the city for almost four years, and Curry had just been hired last month.
Food Bank Trailer Stolen (Cantonment, FL) -- A Grinch could make it hard for an Escambia County church to feed the needy this season. Cantonment's Harvest Christian Center announced recently that a trailer it uses for its food bank was stolen. The church on Muscogee Road says the trailer has made it possible to deliver almost 50-thousand pounds of food to the needy this year. Its next delivery is set for early next month, and the church is asking for someone to donate a replacement until the original is found.
Chicken Nuggets Shut Down Highway (Westmoreland, TN) -- The roads are clear once again along Highway 31 in Tennessee after a chicken nugget accident. The nuggets spilled all over the place this past Tuesday morning when a head-on crash with a semi-truck closed a portion of the Sumner County road. The semi was hauling an estimated 40-thousand pounds of frozen chicken nuggets and the load leaked out. One person was hurt but it's not clear how bad the injuries are.
Woman Arrested After Giving Girls Marijuana For Ride (St. George, UT) -- A Utah woman is in trouble with the law for allegedly giving two girls marijuana in exchange for a lift to a fast food restaurant. Tasha Jennings of St. George is accused of giving the two minors the illegal drugs last week to get to Taco Bell. Officers say things went from bad to worse when the 41-year-old slipped the Taco Bell worker a counterfeit 100-dollar bill to pay for the food. She ended up in a jail cell and she is no stranger to trouble. She is already on parole or probation for a previous conviction.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2008, the Black Friday sales rush turned tragic in New York where a seasonal employee was trampled to death by eager shoppers at a Wal-Mart store. The stampede left four others injured, including a pregnant woman. In an incident in Southern California, a shooting at a toy store in Palm Desert, left two people dead.
1995, President Clinton signed a six-billion dollar road bill that ended the federal 55-mile-per-hour speed limit.
1994, convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was murdered in a Wisconsin prison by a fellow inmate.
1925, the "WSM Barn Dance" made its radio debut on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee. The program later became known as "The Grand Ole Opry."