Bridges Worker In Court Over Sexual Battery Charge
(Viera, FL) -- The lawyer for a group home worker accused of impregnating a disabled woman believes he has a very strong defense. Daniel Martinez made that claim yesterday after client Willie Shorter appeared in court in Brevard County. The 58-year-old former Bridges group home worker is charged with lewd and lascivious battery on a disabled person, but the Rockledge resident has pleaded not guilty. Martinez didn't get into specifics about his legal strategy, but he tells Florida Today there's a lot going on behind the scenes that he'll make the court aware of.
State Attorney's Husband Accused Of Voting Illegally
(Sanford, FL) -- A prosecutor's husband admits he voted illegally. David Ayala is the husband of Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala, and he was also an advocate for Amendment Four, which called for restoring the voting rights of felons. David, who was a convicted felon himself, acknowledged yesterday that he voted in two previous elections despite not being legally allowed to do so. He tells the Orlando Sentinel he didn't know he wasn't allowed to vote, but he didn't explain why he repeatedly told the media, last year, that he had never voted since his conviction.
Shot Fired Inside LSSC Library
(Clermont, FL) -- A teenager is facing charges for an incident that led to a lockdown at Lake-Sumter State College. Nineteen-year-old Jeffrey Judd was arrested yesterday after Clermont Police say his gun went off inside a bathroom at the Cooper Memorial Library. No one was hurt, but the South Lake campus was placed on lockdown for about half-an-hour. It's not clear why Judd allegedly had a gun on campus.
Investigators Talking To More Potential Molestation Victims
(Kissimmee, FL) -- Investigators are talking to more children who may have been molested by a substitute teacher in Osceola County. Nineteen-year-old Syed Yasseen-Asher apparently admitted, after his arrest last week, to molesting five female students at three elementary schools. Sheriff Russ Gibson told Channel 9 yesterday that interviews are ongoing with more students, but he wouldn't say how many or what schools they attended.
SpaceX Test Flight To Land Back On Earth Tomorrow
(Brevard County, FL) -- A SpaceX astronaut capsule is expected back on earth today. It spent the week docked at the International Space Station, after launching last weekend from the Space Coast. It's carrying a mannequin, and is serving as a test flight to determine whether NASA astronauts can ride the capsule to the ISS starting in a few months.
How To Adjust To Daylight Saving Time
(New York, NY) -- Turning the clock ahead one hour for daylight savings time this weekend can be difficult for many people. Sleep specialist Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz says you can catch up on the hour sleep you'll lose in small doses by taking short naps. Dr. Jacobowitz also says spending more time exposed to daylight, will help you adjust to the time change because it helps adjust your awake and sleep cycle. He adds getting enough sleep is critical to having good overall health.
KFC Wants To Build Fried Chicken Hot Tub
(Undated) -- Fast food chain KFC is hoping you’ll want to enjoy a fried chicken hot tub. As part of its KFC Innovations Lab, the company is hoping to finance several odd products through crowd funding. One such venture is a jacuzzi described as "like a KFC bucket, but bigger and filled with soothing hot water instead of delicious fried chicken." The Indiegogo page has a set goal of just under 47-thousand dollars with less than 300-hundred dollars already pledged. KFC says the Invention can fit five people and features unique wood-fired heating technology. Other investments include a KFC-themed ice skating show and a GPS necktie modeled after the one worn by Colonel Sanders himself.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1996, Dr. Jack Kevorkian was acquitted of assisted suicide for helping two suffering patients kill themselves.
1972, the Goodyear blimp flew for the first time.
1913, the Internal Revenue Service began to levy and collect income taxes.