Orlando Selling Smokable Medical Marijuana
(Orlando, FL) -- For the first time ever, smokable medical marijuana is on sale in Orlando. Yesterday was the first day patients, with a doctor's approval, could buy the smokable form of the drug. A 35-year-old stay-at-home dad was the first customer at one dispensary, and he tells News 6 this is part of a big societal change coming our way.
Study Recommends Raises For Brevard County Workers
(Titusville, FL) -- Brevard County workers could be in line for raises. Today, the county commission will discuss a new study that recommends employees be paid more to compete with other local governments. The study found the low pay helped explain why more than a thousand workers left county government over the last three-plus years. Besides competing with other governments, the county's HR director tells Florida Today they're also struggling to compete with the private sector.
Judge Rules Against Fired County Worker
(Sanford, FL) -- Seminole County won't have to pay a former employee who claims he was unjustly fired. A federal judge, yesterday, rejected a claim made by former employee B. Stanley McCullars, who sued after his firing over a year ago. He was fired after posting on Facebook that anti-death penalty prosecutor Aramis Ayala should be tarred and feathered, if not hung from a tree. McCullars asked for more than 86-thousand dollars in damages, but the judge ruled his Facebook post caused major disruption in the clerk's office and hurt the office's reputation.
Bay County Superintendent Supports Arming Teachers
(Panama City, FL) -- Bay County's superintendent supports a controversial bill up for debate today in Tallahassee. State senators are expected to discuss a plan to allow teachers to be armed. Superintendent Bill Husfelt sees the benefits of the bill. While schools have armed guards, Husfelt said yesterday it doesn't make sense to leave just one person in charge of protecting thousands of kids and staffers.
Cousins Take Down Would-Be Robber
(Oakland Park, FL) -- Two spring break visitors are lucky to be alive and a would-be thief got more than he bargained for in Broward County. Indiana's Alex and Aric Wisbey were at an Oakland Park gas station early Sunday morning when an armed man approached, but instead of complying, the cousins attacked the gunman and took his gun. The suspect fled, and the Wisbys tell Local 10 News their instincts just kicked in, but they acknowledge their approach might not be best for everyone.
Russian Man Tries To Board Plane Naked
(Moscow) -- A Russian man is in custody after he tried to board a plane in Moscow while naked. Police say the 38-year-old man stripped just before his flight at Domodedovo Airport when he ran onto the jet bridge. He was caught by airport staff who then turned him over to the police. The man reportedly said being clothed made him "less aerodynamic."
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1997, the bodies of 39 members of the Heaven’s Gate techno-religious cult who committed suicide were found inside a rented mansion in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
1989, the science-fiction TV series “Quantum Leap,” starring Scott Bakula premiered on NBC.
1945, Iwo Jima was fully secured by U.S. forces in a fierce World War II battle.