Three Hurt In Melbourne Shooting (Melbourne, FL) -- Three people are hurt after a shooting in a Melbourne home. Police believe the shooting was a domestic incident. There's no word on the conditions of the victims, but two children inside the home were not hurt and a suspect is in custody.
Child Falls Into Rhino Exhibit (Melbourne, FL) -- A child is hurt after an accident at the Brevard Zoo. It happened yesterday afternoon when a two-year-old girl fell into the rhino exhibit. Zoo officials in Melbourne say she fell through the gap in the steel poles around the exhibit. The girl's dad says she's doing well, and the zoo is reviewing its safety policies.
Boy Hit By SUV (Port St. John, FL) -- A boy is hurt after getting hit by an SUV in Brevard County. It happened yesterday afternoon in Port St. John near the Port St. John Parkway and Golfview Ave. FHP says the boy was in a mud pit in the woods used by off-road vehicles when he was hit. He was airlifted to the hospital. There's no word on his condition.
Two Missing After Boat Capsizes (Miami, FL) -- Two people, including a child, are missing after a boat capsized on the way to Miami. The Coast Guard says the 18-foot boat was carrying migrants on a smuggling operation from the Bahamas when it flipped over this weekend off Jupiter Inlet. The missing are described as a nine-year-old from Haiti and a man from the Bahamas, who is believed to be a smuggler. Nine others on the boat were rescued.
Man Accused Of Trying To Kidnap Child At Theme Park Held Without Bond (Orlando, FL) -- A 23-year-old is being held without bond after his arrest at the Harry Potter attraction at Universal Orlando. Police say the Illinois man tried to kidnap a nine-year-old girl there Sunday. The girl was able to get away and get help.
The Most Returned Christmas Gifts For 2018 (New York, NY) -- Fashion is leading the list of most returned Christmas gifts of 2018. B-Stock Solutions buys returned merchandise from leading retailers and resells them. It said women's shirts with ruffle overload and sleeve cutouts and bedazzled booties were quickly returned. Other gifts that may not have been appreciated were crock pots and espresso makers. As for children's gifts, parents were apparently not thrilled with the idea of picking up hundreds of tiny Lego pieces. Also on the list are tape measures and lifelike dolls.
Woman Accused Of Riding Tricycle Away After Hold Up (Collier County, FL) -- A Florida woman stands accused of holding up a postal worker with a toy gun and making her getaway on a tricycle. Collier County deputies say Leida Crisostomo used the toy over the weekend to force the Post Office driver out of his truck and give her a package. They say she was found later riding the tricycle and holding what appeared to be a gun, but that was later determined to just be a toy. Crisostomo is facing aggravated assault and armed robbery charges.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2008, oil prices topped the century mark for the first time ever, trading at more than 100 dollars a barrel.
1995, four years after leaving the office to serve a six month prison sentence for a misdemeanor drug charge, Marion Barry was inaugurated as mayor of Washington, D.C. again.
1842, the first wire suspension bridge was opened in Fairmont, Pennsylvania.
1788, Georgia became the fourth state admitted to the Union.