Explosion Damages Shopping Plaza, Leaves over 20 Injured
(Plantation, FL) -- A pizza restaurant could be the source of an explosion in Broward County. Twenty-three people were hurt in Saturday's explosion in Plantation at the Market on University shopping plaza. The mayor says the explosion appears to have come from PizzaFire, which had closed several months ago. There's still no word on what caused the explosion, though, and it could take weeks to find a cause. At least two workers at the shopping plaza remember a strong odor of gas moments before an explosion.
Deadly Stabbing In Apopka
(Apopka, FL) -- One person is dead after a stabbing in Orange County that could be a case of self-defense. It happened yesterday morning in Apopka in a home on South Central Ave. Deputies say three people broke into the home and attacked a resident, who stabbed one of the attackers. The attacker died, but no details have been released, and no charges have been announced.
Teen Leads Deputies On Chase In Stolen Car
(Crestview, FL) -- A teenager is in custody for leading deputies on a chase through Okaloosa County in a stolen car. Crestview 16-year-old Cam'ron Lewis was arrested yesterday after a chase that started on Stillwell Road. He crashed through a fence and some backyards before trying to get away, unsuccessfully, on foot. He's charged with grand theft and resisting arrest.
Adults Found Passed Out In Car With Children Inside
(Tampa, FL) -- Drugs are suspected in an incident that put two children in danger in Hillsborough County. The children were in an SUV yesterday afternoon that was parked near I-275 and Bearrs Ave, and two adults were passed out inside. A passerby called 911, and responding deputies used the anti-overdose drug Narcan to revive the couple. Scott Moreno and Shikira Ford are charged with neglect, and the 37-year-old Moreno is also charged with DUI.
Fans Gather In Satellite Beach To Watch USWNT
(Satellite Beach, FL) -- Brevard County has a special reason to celebrate the Women's World Cup soccer title. Team USA beat The Netherlands, 2-nothing, in yesterday's final in France. Satellite Beach's Ashlyn Harris is a backup goalkeeper for the team, just like she was when Team USA won their last World Cup title four years ago. Her dad, Mike, hosted a watch party yesterday at the Whiskey Beach Pub, and he tells Florida Today it's a remarkable accomplishment, especially for someone from a small town.
Goat Herd Pilot Project To Happen At Hilo Park
(Hilo, HI) -- Goats are being put to work in Hawaii. The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation is announcing a new pilot project that will have goats graze on some unwanted brush on an area of land in Hilo. The Director of Parks and Rec Roxcie Waltjen says the move is part of a larger effort to cut back on the use of pesticides. Waltjen noted that if this pilot project is successful it will be used at other parks throughout the island.
Florida Man Dies From 100 Dog Bites
(Lake Placid, FL) -- A Florida man is dead after being bitten by dogs about a hundred times. Lake Placid police say 45-year-old Melvin Olds Jr. took a shortcut home through a wooded path and was attacked by a group of dogs. The coroner's office confirmed that the man was bit around one hundred times, and those bite marks were used to track down six dogs. A DNA test will be conducted to make sure those caught are the dogs responsible.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2000, Venus Williams became the first black woman Wimbledon champion since Althea Gibson in 1957-58.
1987, Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North made it to daytime television as the Iran-Contra hearings were televised around the country.
1958, the soundtrack to "Oklahoma!" received the first-ever gold record from the Recording Industry Association of America.
1881, drug store owner Edward Berner created the ice cream sundae.
1865, the machine gun was patented by Charles E. Barnes of Lowell, Massachusetts.