Drowning Suspected In Robineau Death
(Melbourne, FL) -- Police in Brevard County believe they know what caused a man's death in the Indian River Lagoon. Melbourne Police announced yesterday that an autopsy showed that 21-year-old Matthew Robineau died from drowning. His body was found this week in the water near Geiger Point, and the autopsy showed no signs of trauma or criminal activity. Toxicology results are pending.
Several Florida Teens Arrested For Threatening School Shootings
(Undated) -- Several students around Florida are in youth detention centers after various school threats. It's not yet clear how many are directly related to the Parkland school shooting, but there were several over the past couple of days. A 13-year-old Flagler County boy is facing felony charges after deputies say used an XBOX Live Chat to threaten classmates.
Parkland Shooting Documentary
(New York, NY) -- A new documentary honoring the victims of the Parkland shooting opens tomorrow in New York City. It's called "Parkland: Inside Building 12." The film takes a close look at the shooting by using emotional stories shared by survivors.
Rubio Wants Answers Into Orlando VA Wait Times
(Washington, DC) -- Marco Rubio has questions about how veterans are treated at the Orlando VA. Senator Rubio yesterday sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs over excessive wait times at the VA. More than 450 veterans have waited more than 30 days for an endoscopy. Rubio wants to know why VA staff did not inform patients that they have the option of getting care outside the VA system when wait times exceed 30 days.
Woman Gets SunPass Bill For Car Totaled In 2009
(Riverview, FL) -- Many have complained of problems with SunPass over the years, but an Indiana woman may have one of the strangest. Jacqueline Tanner's parents live in Riverview, and they recently got a bill for a car registered to her husband for an unpaid toll from last year. Tanner, though, says the car's license plate is no longer in service. In addition, she tells 10News the car the tag belonged to was totaled seven years ago, and she has been in touch with FDOT to get this resolved.
U.S. Copyright Office Denies Registration Of 'Carlton Dance'
(Hollywood, CA) -- The U.S. Copyright Office is denying to register actor Alfonso Ribeiro's "Carlton Dance" because it is a simple dance routine. Ribeiro created the dance in 1991 as part of his work on the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" playing the character of Carlton. The dance became even more famous when it was recently included in the video games "Fortnite" and "NBA 2K." The actor is suing the video game makers because it allows players to have their avatars perform the Carlton Dance. Court cases are expected to proceed.
Men Prefer To Hang With Friends Over Partners
(New York, NY) -- Here’s your “day after Valentine’s Day” story: Men don't have as much fun with their romantic partners as they do with other people. An online survey conducted by OC&C Strategy Consultants asked men to rank their levels of fun with different people. The results suggest that men have more fun with friends and family and not as much fun with romantic partners.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2006, four days after accidentally shooting his friend, high profile Texas attorney Harry Whittington while on a quail hunt, Vice President Dick Cheney finally spoke out about the incident with Fox News. Cheney described the incident as, quote, "one of the worst days of my life." The 78-year-old Whittington was hospitalized and treated for a minor heart attack that was triggered by the shooting.
2005, the video-sharing website YouTube, was launched.
1965, Canada displayed its new red and white Maple Leaf flag. It replaced the old Union Jack.
1804, New Jersey became the last northern state to abolish slavery.