Flagler County Patrol Car Burglarized
(Palm Coast, FL) -- Flagler County's sheriff has a warning for whoever committed what he calls a bold crime. Sheriff Rick Staly says a rifle and handgun were stolen this weekend from Deputy Daniel LaVerne's patrol car in Palm Coast. It's not clear how the thief got to the weapons, which are supposed to be locked away. In comments directed at the thief, Staly said, 'we are coming after you.'
Deputy-Involved Shooting In Lake County
(Clermont, FL) -- A man is hurt after a deputy-involved shooting in Lake County. It happened yesterday afternoon in Clermont on Macon Street where a deputy was responding to a domestic violence call. No details have been released, but deputies say the suspect was armed. He was taken to the hospital, but there's no word on his condition.
Deadly Crash Blamed On Domestic Incident
(St. Cloud, FL) -- A domestic dispute is believed to have played a role in a deadly crash in Osceola County. St. Cloud Police say Andric Barksdale rammed a car his girlfriend was in Friday night on Canoe Creek Road, which led to a chain-reaction crashed that killed a woman driving another car. The 34-year-old Barksdale is facing charges that include battery and vehicular manslaughter, but more charges are possible.
Missing Teens Found Safe In Louisiana
(New Orleans, LA) -- The search for two missing Volusia County teenagers is over after they were found far from home. The 17-year-olds were found yesterday in New Orleans along with two cars and two guns they took from their homes in DeBary and Orange City. The two had been missing since Wednesday. They were found safe, but there's no word on why they left or why they took the cars and guns.
Duval Couple Criticizes New YouTube Policy
(Neptune Beach, FL) -- A Duval County nonprofit believes YouTube is discriminating against them. Chris Ulmer and Alyssa Porter run Special Books for Special Kids in Neptune Beach, and they post YouTube videos of kids with disabilities sharing inspiring stories about overcoming adversity. YouTube, though, recently decided to ban comments on videos involving children, and Ulmer and Porter started a Change.org petition to get YouTube to reverse the policy. Ulmer tells First Coast News YouTube's policy is setting the disability community back decades.
California Woman Sued Over Flintstones Home
(Hillsborough, CA) -- A California woman who modeled her home after the Flintstones house is being sued by her town. Florence Fang adorns her lawn with statues of dinosaurs, mushrooms and even the cartoon character Fred Flintstone himself. But her neighbors say they're a public nuisance and the lawsuit alleged they were ordered to be removed in December. The home was originally constructed in 1976 and is a popular tourist destination along Interstate 280.
Police Say Structure Fire May Have Been Caused By Woman Killing Ants With Blowtorch
(Puna, HI) -- Police say a structure fire in Hawaii may have been caused by a woman killing ants with a blowtorch. Last Thursday, 11 Hawaii Fire Department units responded to the home where they found heavy black smoke and heard several small explosions. Fire officials say all structures on the property were destroyed and it took a couple of hours to subdue the blaze. No injuries were reported and it's still unclear how much the damage will cost.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1990, 12 paintings worth 100-million dollars were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the largest art robbery in history.
1986, the United States Treasury Department announced it would begin weaving polyester threads into bills in an effort to combat counterfeiters.
1965, Pillsbury introduced the Dough Boy.
1931, Schick Incorporated displayed the first electric razor.
1892, Lord Stanley proposed the idea of a silver cup challenge for hockey. That led led to what is now known as the battle for the Stanley Cup. The original cup cost 50-dollars.
1852, Henry Wells and William Fargo launched their shipping and banking company. The coast-to-coast express business was first called the American Express, but later changed to Wells Fargo.