Man Convicted Of Killing Strip Club Manager (Sanford, FL) -- What was originally thought to be a suicide now has a man spending the rest of his life in prison. Scott Love was convicted and sentenced to life last week for killing James Mulrenin two years ago in Seminole County. Deputies originally thought Mulrenin died after jumping off his apartment balcony in Altamonte Springs, but further investigation led them to believe he was shot during a robbery and thrown off the balcony. The 52-year-old Mulrenin was the manager of a strip club where Love's girlfriend worked, and she'll go on trial next month for her role in the murder.
Football Coach Arrested For Domestic Violence (Winter Garden, FL) -- A football coach is facing domestic violence charges in Orange County. West Orange High head coach Bob Head was arrested this week for an incident with his wife last weekend. Winter Garden police say the 44-year-old hit her in the back of the head with a wood and wrought iron window frame at their home on Turningwind Lane. Head has been lead coach for six seasons.
Man Beaten For Flirting With Woman (Daytona Beach, FL) -- Jealousy appears to be the motive behind a bloody attack in Volusia County. Daniel Rodriguez and James Dipietrae are accused of using an axe and a hatchet to beat another man this weekend in Daytona Beach. The suspects and alleged victim Richard LeWallen all live in a homeless camp on Nova Road. Deputies believe LeWallen was attacked for flirting with the girlfriend of one of the suspects.
Underwater Discovery Could Be From 18th Century (Melbourne Beach, FL) -- What was thought to be scrap from a NASA spacecraft could be from a much earlier time. Mike Torres, of Tampa's Seafarer Exploration Corporation, found something last week off Melbourne Beach that could date to as far back as the second century. A local historian believes the copper piece was once part of a Peruvian burial site, and Spanish sailors brought it here in the early 1700s. Torres tells Florida Today the artifact is priceless, and he has no plans to sell it.
California Man Arrested For Harassing Relatives Of Parkland Victims (Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- A California man's desire for fame now has him facing charges in South Florida. The suspect was arrested last week for posting harassing messages online toward friends and relatives of the Parkland shooting victims. The FBI says he told agents he posted the messages to gain popularity and notoriety. He'll be in a federal court Monday in Fort Lauderdale.
Fort Lauderdale To Ban Electric Scooters During Spring Break (Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- Fort Lauderdale is taking action to make spring break safer. The City Commission yesterday voted to ban electric scooters on Fort Lauderdale Beach during spring break. Mayor Dean Trantalis says the scooters have turned the streets and sidewalks into the Wild West, and there was concern that spring break, with the extra visitors and alcohol, would make things worse. Another vote on the ban will take place next month before it takes effect.
Wienermobile "Hotdogger" Applications Being Accepted (Chicago, IL) -- The hunt for America's next Wienermobile "hotdogger" is going on right now. Kraft Heinz Company is accepting applications through January 31st to drive the famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. The job includes driving the vehicle across the country, organizing promotions and pitching TV, radio and print media. Applicants should have a college degree in journalism, public relations, communications, advertising or marketing. The company promises a competitive salary and a "company car guaranteed to turn heads."
Wisconsin Man Wrecks Home With Ax After Argument Over Action Figures (Madison, WI) -- Police in Madison, Wisconsin say they've taken a man into custody after he got violent over his action figures. A domestic disturbance call was made alleging the 34-year-old man was upset with his 46-year-old wife after he believed she damaged his action figures. The man called police on himself after using an ax to destroy the house, breaking the TV, a laptop, and several other items before going outside and continuing his rampage. He smashed the family car, broke off both side mirrors and hit the windshield so hard the ax was lodged in the glass. The man told police he drank too much and overreacted when he thought his wife messed up his most valuable possession.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1988, Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager completed the first around-the-world flight without refueling when their experimental plane Voyager landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
1789, Georgetown University was established as the first Catholic college in the United States.