Man Arrested After Three-Hour Standoff (Palm Coast, FL) -- A man with a lengthy, violent and high-profile criminal history is in custody. Flagler County deputies this weekend arrested 46-year-old Michael Moore after he was found driving a car he allegedly stole. He was pulled over Saturday afternoon in Palm Coast, but he refused to get out of the car, which led to a three-hour standoff. The car was reported stolen after an armed robbery in Virginia, but his criminal past goes back to at least 1996 when he was featured on America's Most Wanted for allegedly stabbing his wife.
Hundreds Attend Service For Sebring Shooting Victims (Sebring, FL) -- A woman says the Sebring bank shooting cost her not only her daughter, but her best friend. That's what Tina Warner said last night about Jessica Montague at a vigil for the five victims of last week's shooting at SunTrust Bank. Warner said her daughter will live on through her, and she hopes the tragedy will make everyone stronger in their faith. Meanwhile, the bank has announced that the branch where the shooting took place will not reopen.
Roger Stone Vows To "Fight For My Life" (Miami, FL) -- After his arrest in Fort Lauderdale, Roger Stone is awaiting a hearing in Washington. Stone is President Trump's former campaign adviser, and he was arrested last week as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's [[ MULL - ers ]] Russia probe. On ABC's This Week yesterday, Stone vowed to prove his innocence and fight for his life. He'll be arraigned this week for obstruction of an official proceeding, making false statements, and witness tampering.
Record Rain Falls In Melbourne (Melbourne, FL) -- The sun should be out today in Melbourne after a day of record-setting rain. The National Weather Service measured two-point-26 inches of rain yesterday in the city, which more than doubled the old record set three years ago. It was also the highest rainfall total of the entire winter, so far. The NWS says showers and clouds this morning are expected to give way to mostly sunny skies, but it'll be windy with highs in the low 60s.
Florida Man Takes Hand Grenade To Taco Bell (Ocala, FL) -- Things are back to normal at a Taco Bell in Ocala after a man with a hand grenade stopped by over the weekend. The man had been using a magnet to search water for salvage items Saturday when he pulled up the World War Two-era grenade. He tossed it into his trunk and drove to the Taco Bell in and called police. The bomb squad picked up the grenade and took it away to dispose of it safely.
Student Calls In Fake Bomb Threat To Avoid Seeing Parents (Lyon) -- A college student from France is going the extra mile to make sure he doesn't have to see his parents. On January 18th, police say a 23-year-old student in Rennes reported that a bomb was on the plane his parents were on. The parents were flying from Lyon to Rennes to visit their son at college. After receiving the threat, the plane turned back and returned to Lyon where no bomb was found. Police say they arrested the student and he could face charges.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2016, toy maker Mattel released new tall, curvy and petite versions of the famous Barbie doll. The new dolls come after years of criticism. The company said Barbie's new looks are an effort to more accurately reflect real women's shapes.
2004, a federal judge in Alaska ordered Exxon-Mobil Corporation to pay over four-billion dollars in punitive damages, plus more than two-billion in interest to compensate for the Exxon Valdez oil tanker spill in 1989.
1986, space shuttle Challenger exploded 72-seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral. All seven astronauts on board were killed. The blast was caused by a failure of the shuttle's rocket booster O-rings due to cold weather at launch time. The disaster occurred 25-years and one day after the fire at NASA's Apollo One launch pad which left three astronauts dead.
1985, 45 top recording artists from around the world participated in the "USA for Africa" project. The all-night recording session resulted in the song "We Are The World." The song became one of the biggest sellers ever.
1878, "The Yale News" was published for the first time. It became the very first collegiate newspaper in the United States.
1878, the first telephone switchboard was installed in New Haven, Connecticut.