Memorial Day Ceremony Honors Patrick AFB Soldiers
(Merritt Island, FL) -- Some Brevard County military members will soon leave for their next mission after pausing to remember their own on Memorial Day. Indialantic's Bill Posch and another member from Patrick Air Force Base were killed in a helicopter crash in the Middle East last year. They were honored in a ceremony yesterday at the Brevard Veterans Memorial Center in Merritt Island. One of the speakers told the crowd that the families of the service members bear the greatest sacrifice.
Resident Stops Driver After Deadly Hit & Run
(Ormond Beach, FL) -- A Volusia County resident is credited with helping police catch a driver suspected in a deadly hit-and-run. Two pedestrians were hit by an SUV yesterday in Ormond Beach. Witnesses tell the News-Journal the driver of the SUV tried to flee the scene, but a man driving a truck for C-and-H Home Inspections forced the driver off the road. One of the pedestrians died from her injuries.The other victim’s condition is unknown.
Police Officers Revive Man After Heart Attack At OIA
(Orlando, FL) -- Orlando's police chief is very proud of two of his officers after their heroic actions at the airport. A 73-year-old Air Force veteran suffered a heart attack yesterday morning at Orlando International Airport. Master Sergeant Walter Roberson and Officer Dennis Phenix performed CPR and used a defibrillator to revive the man. He was then taken to the hospital.There is no update on his condition.
DeSantis Signs Deal Between Space Florida And Israel
(Tel Aviv, IS) -- Two agencies thousands of miles apart are now a bit closer thanks to the governor's visit to Israel. Governor Ron DeSantis was in Tel Aviv yesterday where he signed a deal between Space Florida and the Israel Space Agency. The two groups will collaborate on many projects, including satellite launches.
Robbery Victim Hits Suspect With Car
(Jacksonville, FL) -- An armed robbery suspect is hurt after the victim apparently got their revenge. The JSO says it all started yesterday afternoon when a man tried to rob a woman, at gunpoint. A witness tell News4Jax some people grabbed the man and beat him up, and the woman then hit him with her car. The man is in stable condition, and no charges have been announced against the woman or those involved in attacking the man.
Disney Has Astronomical Prices For Drinks At Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
(Anaheim, CA) -- The price for a drink at Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is out of this world. People packing the Southern California park this week when the new land opens may need to pack some extra greenbacks if they plan to have an adult beverage at Oga's Cantina. The reported price for a beer flight, which samples the four craft brews on tap, will set you back 75-bucks. The alien hard booze concoction called the Yub Nub is a Rum Punch garnished with passion fruit seeds and it will cost you nearly 45-dollars. Both those include collectible glasses.
Professor Says Space Aliens Abducting, Breeding With Humans
(Oxford, England) -- An instructor at England's Oxford University says space aliens are abducting and breeding with people. Young-hae Chi [[ yung-hay chee ]] says the interstellar match-making is aimed at creating human-alien hybrids as a hedge against climate change. Chi says reports of alien abductions have been increasing for several decades. The instructor who teaches Korean at Oxford bases his claims on the work of retired Temple University historian David Jacobs. Jacobs has published several books on the study of UFOs and he runs something called the International Center for Abduction Research.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2016, a gorilla named Harambe was shot and killed by the Cincinnati Zoo's dangerous response team after a three-year-old fell into his enclosure. The 400-pound gorilla was shot when he picked up the child and began dragging him around the pen. The boy didn't suffer any serious injuries. Harambe's death sparked outrage.
1959, monkeys Able and Baker safely returned to earth following a trip into space. They became the first animals retrieved from a space mission.
1897, Jell-O was introduced.
1863, the first black regiment from the North, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, left Boston to fight in the Civil War.
1665, the first Baptist Church was organized in Boston, Massachusetts.