Royal Caribbean Cancels Three Cruise Dates After Mishap
(Port Canaveral, FL) -- A mishap in the Bahamas is having repercussions for travelers in Brevard County. Royal Caribbean announced this week it has canceled three cruises set to leave Port Canaveral this month. The announcement came after a crane fell onto and damaged the Oasis of the Seas while it was in the Bahamas. The dates affected are April 7th, 14th and 21st.Customers will get a full refund.
Man Dies In Traffic Stop
(Kissimmee, FL) -- A man's death during a traffic stop in Osceola County is being ruled a suicide. An unidentified man apparently shot himself last night after he was pulled over in Kissimmee on John Young Parkway. Before the shooting, police say they removed two children from the car, and they were not hurt. The man was a suspect in another incident, but no details were released.
Deadly Train Collision
(St. Augustine, FL) -- Two women are dead after a train collision in St. Johns County. Deputies believe the women were trying to cross the tracks yesterday in St. Augustine near US One and Lewis Speedway when they were hit by a train. According to a witness, one of the women fell on the tracks, and the other stopped to help her up, but neither was able to get out of the way in time.
Man Arrested For Pointing Laser At Helicopter
(Orlando, FL) -- A convicted felon is in trouble again for an incident involving a sheriff's office helicopter in Orange County. Forty-seven-year-old Rodger Smith was arrested yesterday for allegedly pointing a laser at a helicopter three times. Deputies say Smith denied pointing the laser, but a laser was allegedly found in his home. Deputies also say they found guns in Smith's home, which, as a convicted felon, he's not allowed to have.
Employees Fight Back Against Would-Be Robbers
(Miami, FL) -- Some Burger King employees are credited with stopping a robbery in Miami-Dade County. Police say two women went into the restaurant on South Dixie Highway this week, claimed to have a gun and demanded money. The employees refused, though, and video shows they fought back before the women left the restaurant empty-handed. No injuries were reported, and the suspects remain on the loose.
Nevada Boy Trades Xbox To Buy His Mom A Car
(Fernley, NV) -- A Nevada mom is driving around in a car after her 13-year-old son traded his Xbox and an offer doing yard work for it. Krystal Preston shared the story on Facebook and it has since gone viral. Her son William Rabillo said he saw people on YouTube surprising their mom with a car and he wanted to do that. He saw an ad for a car and contacted the owner and offered a trade: His Xbox and yard work for the car. The car's owner initially refused, but later changed her mind. Preston said when he surprised her she cried. She said she's a single mom and they are starting over. Microsoft, the maker of Xbox, saw the story and contacted the mother. They're sending her son a new console.
Philippine Customs Finds Boxes Of Live Tarantulas
(Manila, The Philippines) -- A Filipino man is under arrest after customs officials caught him smuggling more than 700 live tarantulas into the country. Authorities say nearly 757 of the spiders were inside gift-wrapped boxes of cookies and oatmeal at a mail exchange near the Manila International Airport. Large tarantulas were kept in transparent containers while the babies were kept in small plastic vials. The man declared the cargo as "collection items" when entering the country after returning from Poland. The Philippine Bureau of Customs says the cargo was nearly worth six-thousand dollars. This follows a string of seizures in Manila of smuggled wildlife including geckos, chameleons and even a bearded dragon.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2018, President Trump ordered National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. The President signed a proclamation authorizing the use of the National Guard to help secure the border to stop drugs and illegal immigrants from coming into the country.
1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death on a balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis
1949, the U.S. and eleven other nations established the North Atlantic Treaty Organization or NATO, in an effort to contain possible Soviet aggression against western Europe.
1865, President Abraham Lincoln visited the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia after Union forces captured it.
1776, General George Washington began marching his unpaid soldiers from Cambridge, Massachusetts toward New York in anticipation of a British invasion.