SpaceX Launch Delayed Again
(Cape Canaveral, FL) -- SpaceX is dealing with another launch delay. The launch of dozens of satellites originally set for Wednesday night was scrubbed again last night. About four hours after tweeting that everything was looking good, the company announced a software problem. The next launch opportunity will be in about a week.
Plane Makes Emergency Landing On I-4
(Maitland, FL) -- No one is hurt after an incident police acknowledge could have been a lot worse. A fixed-wing single-engine Piper airplane was low on fuel last night when it had to land on an I-4 ramp near Maitland Boulevard. The plane hit a car, but police say, luckily, there was just minor damage. The plane had taken off from South Carolina and was just over ten miles from Orlando Executive Airport when it landed.
OPD Officer Arrested For Deadly On-Duty Shooting
(Orlando, FL) -- Orlando's police union is standing behind one of its officers after what it calls a disturbing arrest. Police Officer Anthony Wongshue was arrested this week for a deadly shooting in the line of duty last year. Wongshue shot and killed 32-year-old Juan Silva outside Colonial Plaza when Wongshue says the van Silva was in drove towards him. The 17-year veteran is charged with manslaughter, but the police union says it staunchly supports him.
Former Deputy Charged In Stabbing
(Winter Park, FL) -- A former deputy is facing criminal charges in Orange County. Gordon King was arrested yesterday for allegedly stabbing his estranged wife's lawyer in a Winter Park law office two weeks ago. Deputies say the 58-year-old King punched the lawyer, slammed his head onto a table and, when the lawyer pulled out a knife, King grabbed, hit and stabbed him. The lawyer suffered a collapsed lung but survived, and the charges against King include aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Firefighter Arrested For Human Trafficking
(Spring Hill, FL) -- A firefighter in Pinellas County is facing disturbing charges. East Lake Fire Rescue Lieutenant Matthew Doyle was arrested yesterday in Hernando County for charges that include human trafficking. The alleged victim is between 12 and 16-years-old. The 39-year-old Doyle is also a nurse and a father of three daughters.
English Restaurant Accidentally Serves Wine Worth 58-Hundred Dollars
(Manchester, England) -- A restaurant in England says one of its customers was mistakenly served a bottle of wine worth 58-hundred dollars. On Wednesday night, a customer at the steak restaurant Hawksmoore ordered a 335-dollar bottle of wine. But, a staff member at the restaurant accidentally served the customer a bottle of Château Le Pin, Pomerol, 2001 which costs 58-hundred dollars. The restaurant said it was a very busy night at the restaurant and a very simple mistake. On Twitter, the restaurant played off the costly mistake saying "to the customer who got the of Chateau le Pin Pomerol 2001, we hope you enjoyed your evening! To the member of staff who accidentally gave it away, chin up! One-off mistakes happen and we love you anyway."
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2004, the state of Massachusetts became the first state in the country to issue marriage licenses for same-sex marriages.
1954, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in the Brown versus the Board of Education of Topeka case. The high court declared that "racially separated educational facilities are inherently unequal."
1875, the first Kentucky Derby was run at Churchill Downs in Louisville. The race was won by Aristides and jockey Oliver Lewis.
1792, the New York Stock Exchange was formed.