Sheriff Israel Announces Policy Changes (Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- Broward County's sheriff is proposing some changes in how future school shootings will be handled, but there's one more change the father of one victim would like to see. After a review of the Parkland school shooting, Sheriff Scott Israel released yesterday a list of changes that include requiring deputies to confront the shooter. Andrew Pollack's daughter was killed in the shooting, and he's disappointed the changes don't include Israel's resignation. Pollack tells CBS4 News Israel needs to take responsibility for overseeing a failed system.
Hotel Employees Arrested For Stealing From Room (Melbourne, FL) -- A mother and son are facing charges for robbing a guest at a hotel where they worked. Melbourne Police last weekend arrested 39-year-old Jean and 18-year-old David Mohan for stealing almost 700 dollars worth of items, including toys, from a room at the River Palm Hotel. The Mohans also live at the hotel, and police say they found the items in their room, but a ring valued at 250 dollars is still missing.
Swastikas Found At Orlando Businesses (Orlando, FL) -- An apartment complex near UCF isn't the only place where hateful graffiti was recently found. Swastikas were found spray-painted at University Apartments on Solon Drive on Christmas, and some businesses report being victimized, as well. Police say swastikas were found at Habaneros Mexican Grill, Tires Plus, 4 Rivers Smokehouse, Bank of America and The Verge Apartments and some mailboxes. No arrests have been announced.
Tallahassee Names Nine Finalists To Replace Maddox (Tallahassee, FL) -- Tallahassee is closer to getting a new city commissioner. The existing commissioners and Mayor John Dailey yesterday picked nine finalists to replace Scott Maddox, who was suspended this month after he was indicted for fraud and other charges. Each commissioner and Dailey got to nominate three applicants, and the candidate picked by most was Tabitha Frazier, who was a supervisor for the county's Soil and Water Conservation District. Maddox' replacement for the District One seat will be announced on Monday.
Officer Survives Several Near Hits In Shootout With Suspect (Clearwater, FL) -- A police officer is lucky to have survived several close calls in a deadly shootout in Pinellas County. Clearwater Police Officer Thomas Dawe was one of four officers involved in the shooting yesterday that killed 35-year-old Wayne Falana, Jr. Dawe had one bullet hit him in the boot and several others passed through his clothing but missed his body. It's not clear which of the four officers who shot at Falana killed him, and all four are on administrative leave.
SF Doctor Says More People Suffering From Selfie Wrist (San Francisco, CA) -- If you've been taking a lot of selfies with your phone, you could develop selfie wrist. San Francisco physician, Levi Harrison, says he's seeing more patients complaining of wrist pain. Selfie wrist is a type of carpal tunnel syndrome that comes from hyper flexing your wrist or clutching your phone for long periods of time without moving. Sharp pain, numbness, or even a tingling in the wrist are some symptoms that come with the condition. The doctor recommend putting your phone down to rest your hand and apply a cold pack to reduce any swelling to the affected area.
Man Injured In Christmas Day Family Fight (Charleston, WV) -- Deputies in Charleston, West Virginia are investigating a Christmas Day family fight that left one person in critical condition. Officers say an uncle and nephew got into the dispute and the older man was hit with a car when the nephew was trying to leave. The incident is being called an accident and charges have not been filed. The injured man was taken to CAMC.
Utah Couple Finds Money In Baby Food Jar (Sunset, UT) -- A Utah couple is thanking a stranger for an unusual Christmas gift. Anntasia Kay and Kaleb Hicks of Sunset say they picked up some baby food for their daughter Echo at a Smith's store on Saturday and found a surprise inside. The container held a note and 30-dollars in cash. Both Kay and Hicks are struggling right now, since Hicks was recently laid off and Kay is not being paid due to the government shutdown. The couple says they are grateful for the unexpected holiday gift.
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1932, New York's Radio City Music Hall opened.