Teen Commits Suicide At School
(Lake Mary, FL) -- A teenager is dead after killing herself at her school in Seminole County. The 17-year-old apparently shot herself in the Lake Mary High School auditorium yesterday morning. After hearing the gun go off, a Code Red was ordered, and the school was placed on lockdown. Classes and extracurricular activities are canceled today, but grief counselors will be at the school.
DeSantis Praises Galvano And Brandes For Leadership On Marijuana Bill
(Tallahassee, FL) -- Some Tampa Bay lawmakers are being praised for their efforts to change medical marijuana laws. House members, in Tallahassee, yesterday, voted to end a ban on smokable medical marijuana. After the vote, Governor Ron DeSantis thanked lawmakers, especially Tampa Bay senators Bill Galvano and Jeff Brandes, who led a senate vote to repeal the ban last week. DeSantis Tweeted that they worked hard and showed leadership on a difficult issue.
Port Richey Acting Mayor Arrested
(Port Richey, FL) -- For the second time in less than a month, a Pasco County city leader is accused of a crime. The FDLE, yesterday, arrested Port Richey Acting Mayor Terance Rowe on charges that include obstruction of justice. Rowe became acting mayor after Mayor Dale Massad was arrested about three weeks ago for practicing medicine without a license. Investigators say the charges against Rowe are related and are an offshoot of charges against Massad.
School Leaders And Teachers Discuss Contract In Brevard County
(Viera, FL) -- Brevard County teachers should be thrilled with the latest negotiating session. That's what teachers union president Anthony Colucci said yesterday after meeting with district leaders in Viera. No deal was reached on teacher pay, but the two sides did agree on issues like the number of meetings, sick time and removing disruptive students from classrooms. Colucci tells Florida Today he felt like they got more done yesterday than they had in eight months.
Driverless Shuttles Coming To Altamonte Springs
(Altamonte Springs, FL) -- What could be the future of driving is coming soon to a city in Seminole County. The city of Altamonte Springs recently announced that driverless shuttles will be available next year. The shuttles will run on a three-and-a-half- mile path parallel to SR 436. The city manager tells Channel 9 the shuttle will be privately run, like Uber, but the city will need about two million dollars for infrastructure changes.
Family Says Funeral Home Used Wrong Body For Wake
(Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- A Broward County family is still waiting for answers after an apparent mixup at a funeral home. Norma Newman's family held a wake last weekend at Roy Mizell and Kurtz Funeral Home in Fort Lauderdale, but relatives say the body in the casket was not Newman's. Days later, the funeral home has not provided an explanation, nor have they said where Newman's body is. Another family tells 7News Newman's body may have been the one the funeral home cremated for them almost two weeks ago.
Pair Arrested For Public Bus Sex
(England) -- A British man and woman are in custody after allegedly stripping and having sex aboard a bus in front of other passengers. Authorities say the two met on the National Express bus from Blackpool to Plymouth before the incident occurred after 10 p.m. on Monday, March 4th. The 32-year-old woman and 29-year-old man were arrested and taken by police when the bus driver stopped along the side of the road. They say the two face charges of public indecency following the event that stunned their fellow passengers.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2016, the NFL acknowledged a link between football and brain disease for the first time. The league's top health and safety officer made the concession during a round table discussion on concussions.
1994, Apple introduced the Power Macintosh computer.
1964, a jury in Dallas, Texas, found Jack Ruby guilty of murdering accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. Ruby died of cancer while waiting for a new trial.
1950, the FBI released its first Ten Most Wanted list.
1923, President Warren G. Harding became the first president to pay taxes and account for his income.
1812, War Bonds were authorized by the United States for the first time.