Brevard County Sheriff's Office Employee Shot Off Duty
(Titusville, FL) -- An employee with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office is hurt after a shooting off-duty. The unidentified man was shot Sunday in Jacksonville at a hotel. He has serious injuries but is expected to survive. Florida Today reports the victim is a deputy.
Family Of Murder Victim Awaiting Autopsy Results
(Cocoa, FL) -- The family of a Brevard County murder victim is waiting patiently for answers in the woman's death. An autopsy was done yesterday on the body of Cocoa 31-year-old Tashaun Jackson, who was found dead last week in Osceola County. Relatives say they don't mind investigators taking their time so long as her case doesn't become another unsolved murder. In the meantime, they tell Channel 9 they're taking care of Jackson's four daughters and planning a double funeral for Jackson and her dad, who died in a crash the same day her body was found.
Trump Addresses Political Turmoil In Venezuela In Miami Speech
(Miami, FL) -- President Trump is addressing the political unrest in Venezuela. In Miami yesterday, at FIU's OCean Bank Convocation Center, President Trump said military leaders in Venezuela have a clear choice: back opposition leader Juan Guaido [[ gwy- DOH ]] as the legitimate president of Venezuela or face consequences. Trump called embattled President Nicolás Maduro a Cuban puppet who won't even allow aid to enter the country to feed his people. Trump highlighted the rampant corruption and human rights violations in Venezuela and said Venezuelans will be free under a new administration.
Man Arrested For Exposing Himself At SeaWorld
(Orlando, FL) -- A registered sex offender is in trouble again after an incident at SeaWorld. Orange County deputies this weekend arrested Gerald Youmans for exposing himself to a girl at the Aquatica water park over a week ago. The 52-year-old has been a registered sex offender since he was arrested 15 years ago for exposing himself to a girl in his car.
Eleven Arrested In Prostitution Sting Ahead Of Daytona 500
(Daytona Beach, FL) -- About a dozen women are facing charges after a prostitution sting ahead of the Daytona 500. Daytona Beach Police arrested 11 women Friday, ranging in age from 23 to 57. Some are also facing drug charges. Police say these kind of stings are routine ahead of large events.
Couple Finds Message In A Bottle From 1962 Scientists
(Corpus Christi, TX) -- A couple is sharing how they found a message in a bottle written in 1962 by U.S. government scientists. Jim and Candy Duke said they often see bottles and collect them as they walk the beaches of the Gulf Coast. One they found had large letters that said, "Break Bottle." They eventually pulled out the cork and the note inside. It was from Galveston Botanical Laboratories and the note said it was a study of ocean currents and their impact on shrimp spawning grounds. It instructed whomever found the bottle to send in a postcard and they would be rewarded with 50 cents. Nearly eight-thousand bottles were released in the early 1960s. Scientists said about 12 percent of them were found in the first 30 days. The current lab in Galveston offered to pay the 50 cent reward, though it would cost them 55 cents for the stamp and three-dollars for a convenience check to do so.
Criminals Rescue Kid Locked In Car
(New Port Richey, FL) -- Sometimes being a criminal isn't all bad. A group of inmates doing roadwork came to the rescue in New Port Richey after a man locked his keys and his daughter in his car. All it took was a coat hangar and a little bad guy know-how to get the car open. The daughter's mom wants to know the names of the inmates so she can put some money in their commissary accounts.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1985, William Schroeder became the first artificial-heart patient to leave the confines of the hospital.
1976, Patty Hearst invoked the Fifth Amendment 19 times at her bank robbery trial in San Francisco.
1881, Kansas became the first state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages.
1878, Thomas Edison received a patent for his phonograph.