Abandoned Baby Found At Apartment Complex
(Orlando, FL) -- A search is underway to find whoever left a newborn outside an Orlando apartment complex. The one-day-old baby was found healthy Saturday morning at the Willow Key Apartments on Arnold Palmer Drive. State law allows newborns to be left at designated Safe Havens, like fire stations or hospitals. Whoever left the baby at the apartment complex, though, could face charges.
Eight Hurt In Lightning Strike
(Clearwater, FL) -- Eight people are hurt after a freak incident in Pinellas County. They were at Clearwater Beach yesterday afternoon when lightning struck. One man was hit directly, and he's in critical condition. Four others were taken to the hospital, and three are in good condition, but there's no word on the other victim's condition.
Armed Man Arrested At Dave & Buster's
(Sweetwater, FL) -- A man is facing charges after a scary incident at a mall in Miami-Dade County. The unidentified man was at Dave and Buster's in the Dolphin Mall in Sweetwater yesterday when he pulled a gun on a man. Sweetwater Mayor Orlando Lopez tells the Miami Herald the man showed the gun after another man got into an altercation with the gunman's girlfriend. The weapon was not fired, and no one was hurt, but the man was arrested for having a gun inside a place that serves alcohol.
Lions Coming To Brevard Zoo
(Melbourne, FL) -- Brevard Zoo is doing its part to protect big cats. The zoo announced last week it will open a lion home in 2021. The zoo says in the last 25 years, half of Africa's lions have suffered habitat loss. The lion exhibit will be part of Expedition Africa, which also includes cheetahs, birds, zebras, giraffes and snakes.
Two-Year-Old Rides Toy Tractor To County Fair
(Rush City, MN) -- A two-year-old toddler is having his driving privileges suspended after giving his parents a scare on Thursday. The boy wanted to go to the Chisago County Fair in Minnesota and drove his battery-powered John Deere tractor there. The boy's family lives only a couple of blocks from the fairgrounds. The toddler drove on the sidewalk, and through some gates left open for a motocross race before reaching his destination: The Tilt-a-Whirl ride. Unfortunately for the boy, he was spotted by an officer working at the fair and didn't get on the ride. His father has since removed the battery on his tractor.
Animal Shelter Reaches Out To Folks Planning To Storm Area 51
(Oklahoma City, OK) -- An Oklahoma animal shelter is hoping people looking to storm Area 51 will want to take a pet with them. The OKC Animal Shelter posted a picture of some of its pets online Friday decked out in foil hats with an invitation to "come storm our shelter." The post added "We have great animals ready to protect you from the Area 51 aliens." It also asked for donations and has raised thousands so far.
Presidential Campaign Issues 'Official Trump Straws'
(Undated) -- The President's reelection campaign is pushing the rejection of "liberal paper straws." That's the advertisement for the new Official Trump Straws, a ten-pack of recyclable straws with Trump laser-engraved on them. Trump's campaign manager, Brad Parscale, said the straws are meant to free people from the "liberal paper straws that fall apart within minutes and ruin your drink." This comes after Trump weighed in on the idea of plastic straw bans in several cities and states saying "we have bigger problems" to worry about. In a tweet, Parscale said that the campaign is "Making Straws Great Again." The ten-pack of Trump straws are selling for 15-dollars each.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2012, the statue of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was removed from the school's Beaver Stadium on this date. The statue's removal followed revelations that the legendary coach played a role in the cover-up of the child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
1991, the Milwaukee Police arrested Jeffrey Dahmer. He was suspected of killing 17 people. Detectives found eleven skulls, three headless torsos and other body parts in his apartment. Dahmer later confessed to the murders.
1975, Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee's U.S. citizenship was restored by Congress.
1934, notorious outlaw John Dillinger was shot and killed by FBI agents at Chicago's Biograph Theatre.