Central Florida Spas Implicated In South Florida Sex Sting
(Orlando, FL) -- The sex sting that led to the arrest of NFL owner Robert Kraft has ties to Orange County. Documents released yesterday show two women arrested in the sting in South Florida also worked at Orlando's Rainbow Spa and Winter Park's East Spa and Massage. Investigators say the two offered undercover agents sex for money during visits in January, and the spas have since been shut down. Kraft, who owns the New England Patriots, was arrested for solicitation at a spa in Palm Beach County.
Local Cities Among Most Dangerous In America
(Undated) -- Some cities in Central Florida rank among the most dangerous in America. A new report by Alarms.org looked at FBI crime data from 2017 to compile its list. It finds Cocoa and Daytona Beach as two of the 100 most dangerous cities, and Orlando as among the 100 most dangerous large cities. Also, Edgewater and Leesburg were found to be among the 100 cities with the highest increase in violent crime, while Palm Bay was among the 100 large cities with the highest increase.
Next Launch Is 70% 'Go'
(Cape Canaveral, FL) -- It looks like Mother Nature won't stand in the way of an upcoming rocket launch at Cape Canaveral. Air Force forecasters announced yesterday that weather conditions for Friday night's launch are 70-percent Go. A United Launch Alliance Delta Four rocket is set for liftoff between 6:56 and 9:05 p.m. Friday from Launch Complex 37. The rocket will be carrying a military communications satellite.
Bradenton School Official Implicated In College Bribery Scandal
(Bradenton, FL) -- An employee at a Manatee County school is involved in a nationwide college bribery scandal. Palmetto's Mark Riddell is an administrator at Bradenton's IMG Academy, and the FBI says he bribed SAT and ACT officials to take the college entrance exams for the children of parents who paid him to do so. In some cases, the FBI says Riddell altered the answers the students put on the tests. The school announced, last night, that Riddell is now suspended indefinitely.
New Study: Orlando Has Some Of Most Aggressive Drivers in USA
(Orlando, FL) -- Orlando has the seventh most aggressive drivers in the country. That's according to a new nationwide study from GasBuddy. Researchers looked at numerous types of data to come up with the list. Drivers in Los Angeles were the worst in the nation.
VA Roofing Company Throws In Gun With Purchase
(Urbanna, VA) -- A Virginia roofing company is offering a free AR-15 with a new roof installation. LMC Exteriors announced the limited-time promo on social media saying "We are the only contractor in the state of Virginia that's giving away a free gun after the completion of every roof, siding or window purchase." The company says customers will receive a voucher to purchase the firearm from a licensed dealer.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1992, Publication of the official Soviet Communist Party newspaper "Pravda," stopped due to lack of funds. The paper was founded in 1912.
1934, John Dillinger and his gang robbed the First National Bank in Iowa.
1930, astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered the planet Pluto.
1884, Standard Time was adopted throughout the United States.
1868, President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial began in the U.S. Senate. He was later acquitted by one vote.
1865, President Jefferson Davis signed a bill stating that slaves were subject to military duty in the Confederate Army.
1639, Harvard University was named for clergyman John Harvard.