Crew Dragon Capsule Splashes Down
(Port Canaveral, FL) -- An early test of sending astronauts back into space appears to be a success. SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule splashed down this weekend off Port Canaveral, about a week after its launch. The capsule was empty on this mission, but the goal is to fill it with astronauts for another mission in July. NASA says the capsule did better than expected, and this is a super exciting time for the agency.
Trump Signs Order To Reimburse For Hurricane Michael Cleanup
(Panama City, FL) -- Communities hit by Hurricane Michael will undergo transformational improvement, thanks to President Trump. That's what Governor Ron DeSantis said yesterday in announcing FEMA will reimburse communities 100 percent for 45 days of cleanup. Bay County is expected to be reimbursed 85 million dollars. DeSantis also says he thanks Trump for his unwavering commitment to the people of Northwest Florida.
Child Stabbed To Death
(Orlando, FL) -- A child is dead after a stabbing in Orange County and her mother is under arrest. Deputies say 28-year-old Rosa Rivera drove to Winnie Palmer Hospital yesterday morning to get help for her eleven-year-old daughter. The girl was pronounced dead of stab wounds, and Rivera allegedly became belligerent and pulled out a knife. Rivera was taken into custody, but no charges have been announced.
Motorcyclist Killed In Crash
(Titusville, FL) -- Speed and aggressive driving are believed to be responsible for a deadly highway crash. FHP says Titusville 21-year-old Anthony Keyes-Walls was speeding on I-95 yesterday morning near mile marker 227 when he hit a man riding a motorcycle. The 64-year-old motorcyclist went off the road, hit a tree and died. Charges are pending against the driver of the car that hit him.
Couple Electrocuted To Death
(Bristol, FL) -- A couple is dead after they were electrocuted in Liberty County. Liberty County High School baseball coach Corey Crum and wife Shana were at the baseball field in Bristol yesterday afternoon when they were struck. School Board member Kyle Peddie says Crum was working on a new scoreboard when the lift he was on hit a power line. Peddie also tells the Tallahassee Democrat Crum's wife, who was a school district health aide, got electrocuted when she ran to help her husband.
Boy Briefly Trapped In Cooler
(Pompano Beach, FL) -- A scary incident in Broward County has a company issuing a recall for some of its products. Pompano Beach five-year-old Nicholas Wanes got trapped inside a cooler over a week ago while playing hide-and-seek, but, thankfully, he was found quickly and is OK. The family says the cooler shouldn't have closed so easily and should have been made to open from the inside. Igloo appears to have listened, and the company announced this weekend it has announced a recall for four of its Marine Elite coolers, and it apologized to the family.
Couple To Get Married In Cemetery
(Milton, FL) -- There have been sunset weddings and beach weddings, but one upcoming wedding may be unlike any that has come before. Santa Rosa County's Ryan Albrecht and Deloria Sebastiao plan to get married next weekend at Serenity Gardens Cemetery in Milton. They'll be dressed in black, and they've asked their guests to dress for a funeral. The couple says they thought a cemetery was an appropriate place to mark the death of their lives as single people.
Goat Elected As Mayor In Vermont
(Fair Haven, VT) -- A Vermont town is electing a goat to be its next mayor. Fair Haven's honorary mayor is a goat named Lincoln. A pre-K student named Sullivan Clark nominated his grandparent's goat after the town manager held an election to raise funds for a new playground. Kids got to vote and they made their voices heard. Town Manager Joseph Gunter says even though the 80-thousand-dollar fundraising goal wasn't met, the children learned a valuable civics lesson. Lincoln will be required to attend various events as part of his mayoral duties. But, he'll be excused from dealing with actual bills and budgeting.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2004, morning rush hour in Madrid turned tragic as bombs ripped through four commuter trains. At least 190 people were killed, 12-hundred others were injured. The Spanish government blamed the attacks on a Basque separatist guerrilla group called ETA [[ eh-tah ]].
1993, Janet Reno was unanimously confirmed by the Senate to become the first female attorney general.
1969, Levi-Strauss started selling bell-bottomed jeans.
1861, a Confederate Convention was held in Montgomery, Alabama where a new constitution was adopted.