Deputy-Involved Shooting In Polk County
(Haines City, FL) -- A woman is hurt after a deputy-involved shooting in Polk County. It happened this weekend in Haines City where a 76-year-old woman was fighting with her daughter inside a minivan on Carl Boozer Road. Deputies say 76-year-old Linda Wages ignored commands to show her hands, and the deputy was in fear of his life and the woman's daughter when he shot. Wages is expected to survive, but she faces domestic violence charges.
Boater Missing Off Cape Canaveral
(Cape Canaveral. FL) -- A search is underway to find a missing boater off the coast of Brevard County. The captain of a fishing boat apparently went overboard about 300 miles off Cape Canaveral. The Coast Guard started looking early yesterday with a boat and helicopter.
DeSantis Bans Sanctuary Cities
(Shalimar, FL) -- Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill last week in Shalimar that bans sanctuary cities in Florida. Senate Bill 168 makes it illegal for law enforcement departments to ignore requests from federal immigration officials to detain a suspected illegal immigrant. The ACLU of Florida says the bill is un-American, anti-immigrant, unconstitutional, inhumane and reckless.
Murder Suspect Arrested
(Orlando, FL) -- Social media appears to have helped deputies track down a murder suspect in Orange County. Deputies yesterday arrested 29-year-old Corey Ferguson for a deadly shooting four months ago in west Orlando. He's charged with first-degree murder for the death of 35-year-old Wardell Mitchell. Ferguson's arrest came just days after deputies asked on social media for tips on where he could be found.
Social Media Argument Leads To Shooting
(Sorrento, FL) -- Another shooting appears to be a case of social media gone bad. The Lake County Sheriff's Office reports a shooting Friday night near Sorrento. Eighteen-year-old Maurice Benn is accused of shooting 20-year-old Marquese Banner when the two met for a fistfight after arguing on social media. Banner is in stable condition, and Benn is charged with second-degree attempted murder.
Dozens Stung By Jellyfish At Volusia County Beaches
(DeLand, FL) -- Rough surf and jellyfish are responsible for keeping lifeguards busy in Volusia County. Beach Safety Ocean Rescue says lifeguards had to pull 12 people from the water yesterday, and 70 swimmers were treated for jellyfish stings.
Trump Says He's Been Briefed On UFO Reports
(Washington, DC) -- President Trump says he's been briefed on alleged UFO sightings by members of the military. The admission came during an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos. Asked specifically about recent reports of Navy pilots saying they've encountered unidentified flying objects, Trump said "I want them to think whatever they think" but said he didn't particularly believe all the accounts. Still, he admitted that if anyone would be able to pinpoint proof of extraterrestrial life it would probably be pilots.
Florida Man Accused Of Stealing More Than 70 Floating Pool Toys For Sex
(Brevard County, FL) -- A Brevard man is accused of stealing over 70 floating pool toys for sex. The Palm Bay Police Department says 35-year-old Christopher Monnin is charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling, criminal mischief, and petit theft. He allegedly told police officers that he stole pool toys for sex "instead of raping women." The police report says the city of Palm Bay has been hit with pool toy thefts for the last seven months.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2015, self-avowed white supremacist Dylann Roof killed nine African-American worshipers at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
1994, O.J. Simpson was charged with two counts of murder for the death of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. After he failed to surrender, the nation began seeing live telecasts of a slow-speed police chase on California freeways, which lasted for more than 60 miles. He later surrendered at his estate. Simpson was tried and acquitted of the killings.
1972, newspapers around the country reported a burglary at an apartment at the Watergate complex in Washington, DC. The break-in eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
1963, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down rules requiring the recitation of the Lord's Prayer or reading of Biblical verses in public schools.