Teen Murder Suspect Surrenders To Flagler County Deputies
(Palm Coast, FL) -- A teenager wanted for what Flagler County deputies call a senseless murder is in custody. Seventeen-year-old Marion Gavins, Jr. turned himself in yesterday. He was wanted for a shooting Saturday that killed 18-year-old Curtis Gray at a laundromat in Palm Coast. Gray was a student-athlete at Palm Coast High School. There's no word on a motive. Gavin’s mother is credited with helping by convincing her son to turn himself in to authorities.She had talked with her son and reached out to deputies to keep her son safe.
College Entrance Exams Test Taker Pleads Guilty In Admissions Scheme
(Boston, MA) -- The Manatee County man in the middle of the college cheating scandal awaits his punishment for his role in the scheme. Palmetto's Mark Riddell pleaded guilty Friday to taking the ACT and SAT for students of wealthy parents working with the scandal's mastermind. The 26-year-old Harvard grad faces up to 20 years in prison, but prosecutors are recommending less because of his cooperation. He'll be sentenced in July.
Men Swim To Shore After Boat Capsizes
(Merritt Island, FL) -- Strong winds are to blame for creating a scary situation on the water in Brevard County. Four men were in a 20-foot boat that capsized on the Banana River yesterday near Merritt Island. Rockledge's Chris Edwards is captain of the boat, and he said heavy winds caused it to tip over. He tells Florida Today he's grateful for other boaters who helped and that everyone made it to shore safely.
Thirteen Rescued From Sinking Boat Off Pasco County
(Holiday, FL) -- A passerby is credited with helping more than a dozen distressed boaters off Pasco County. A 20-foot boat started to sink yesterday off Holiday near Anclote River Park after strong winds caused huge waves. Thirteen people went overboard, but another boater nearby was able to get them to safety. Two people were taken to the hospital, but there's no word on their conditions.
Kraft's Attorneys Want To Squash Videos
(Jupiter, FL) -- Friday a lawyer for Patriots owner Robert Kraft says undercover police videos of him at a Florida massage parlor are an invasion of privacy. Kraft's legal team is battling to keep the videos in the prostitution case secret. They allegedly show Kraft engaging in sexual acts with women. Kraft has denied any criminal activity.
Mashed Potato Mystery Leaves Mississippi Neighborhood Baffled
(Jackson, MS) -- Someone has been leaving mashed potatoes around a Mississippi neighborhood and locals are baffled. Plates of mashed potatoes have been found on porches, mailboxes and even on top of cars in the Belhaven area of Jackson. One resident said the neighborhood is known to do quirky things, but this by far is the weirdest. Another said some people are concerned the potatoes may be poisoned to kill animals. But, neighbors said the police aren't involved yet because the prank appears to be harmless for now.
Couple's Communication Mix-Up Leads To Large Lottery Jackpot
(Albany, Australia) -- An Australian couple's communication mix-up is paying off. Their breakdown in communication led to a lottery jackpot of more than 700-thousand-dollars. Typically, the couple said they only purchase one lottery ticket on Saturday, but a miscommunication led them to purchase two on the same day. It just so happened that when the wife went to check the tickets, she decided to buy a Wednesday ticket which won them a jackpot of 717-thousand-500-dollars.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2013, two bomb blasts near the finish line of the Boston Marathon resulted in three deaths and multiple injuries. The bombs exploded about 12 seconds apart. The FBI later identified two Chechen brothers as the primary suspects in the blasts. One was killed in a shootout with police days after the bombings. The second was taken into custody.
1956, WNBQ in Chicago became the world's first all-color television station.
1955, Ray Kroc opened the first McDonald's restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois. Hamburgers cost 15-cents, fries were ten-cents.
1947, Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers broke the baseball color line when the team started him at first base.
1912, the "unsinkable" British luxury liner Titanic sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean on its maiden voyage. More than 15-hundred people were killed.
1892, the General Electric Company was incorporated.