Hail Storm Batters Brevard County
(Titusville, FL) -- Brevard County is dealing with the fallout of a storm unlike any they've seen in years. A hail storm battered the area yesterday, causing some property damage and traffic problems. When piled by the side of the road, it looked like snow had fallen. The National Weather Service tells Florida Today the system was a little stronger than expected, but today's forecast is calling for sunny skies.
Schools Locked Down During Police Chase
(Kissimmee, FL) -- A police search for a wanted man is the reason two schools went on lockdown in Osceola County. Osceola High School and Thacker Avenue Elementary School were locked down yesterday as Kissimmee Police looked for a suspected car thief. Twenty-one-year-old Radames Arzon was eventually found and arrested less than an hour after the lockdown was ordered.
Man Arrested For Cold Case Murder
(Brandon, FL) -- An employment background check on a Hillsborough County man could close a cold case murder. Brandon 51-year-old Todd Barket was arrested yesterday at his apartment on North Kingstown Circle. He's accused of killing a woman in Delray Beach more than 20 years ago. The arrest came after he applied for a job, and the company sent his fingerprints for a background check.
Mental Health Forum Held In Coral Springs
(Coral Springs, FL) -- Parents looking to talk to their children about suicide now have a starting point. A public forum was held yesterday in Broward County in response to the suicides this month of two students who attended Stoneman Douglas High School. One doctor who spoke at the forum at Coral Springs City Hall told parents they first need to make a connection with those who might be feeling suicidal. She says that first step will open doors that could lead someone to seek treatment.
Suspect Punches Attorney
(Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- A courtroom policy in Broward County is being blamed for a violent incident. A suspect yesterday punched a defense attorney in a courtroom where he was waiting for his bond hearing. Sheriff Greg Tony says Tamarac 27-year-old William Green was not in restraints because lawyers requested that his handcuffs be removed. The lawyer who was attacked tells Local 10 News she's doing OK, and Tony says from now on, all suspects will be handcuffed.
NJ Town Employs Undercover Poop Patrol
(Hoboken, NJ) -- A New Jersey city is employing an undercover poop patrol now to catch dog owners who don't pick up after their pets. The patrol will include Hoboken police officers and workers with the Department of Environmental Services. Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla says one of the number one complaints his office receives is from constituents who are tired of walking around piles of poop left behind by pet owners too lazy to pick it up. Pet owners caught by the poop patrol will be smacked with anywhere from a $250-$2000 fine.
Florida Man Faked Robbery To Avoid Work
(Dundee, FL) -- A Florida man is in custody for falsely reporting a robbery just to avoid his morning shift. Polk County authorities say 32-year-old Brian Anderson called 911 to report that two suspects had took his money, his necklace and his cell phone before speeding off. However, after officers responded, Anderson confessed that he made up the story to avoid going to his 11 a.m. shift at a Hardees. He was then arrested and charged for Misuse of 911 and Knowingly Giving False Information to Law Enforcement.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2016, the FBI was able to crack the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook and "no longer required" Apple's help. The Justice Department withdrew its legal action against the company. Apple fought a court order demanding it create a way to break into the phone, saying doing so would damage users' privacy.
1996, Congress passed the line-item veto, giving the president the power to cut government spending by scrapping specific items.
1984, the Baltimore Colts moved to Indianapolis in the middle of the night.
1979, residents in and around Middletown, Pennsylvania, were evacuated following a nuclear meltdown inside the Unit Two reactor at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant. It is remembered as the country's worst commercial nuclear disaster.
1881, Barnum and Bailey formed their "Greatest Show On Earth."