911 Call Released In Taylor Irby Case
(Bartow, FL) -- A 911 call shows how frightened a woman was during an incident with her estranged husband in Polk County. Prosecutors yesterday released a call Taylor Irby made last month from her van as Joseph Irby followed in his car, and in the call, Taylor says she's really, really scared. At one point, she says Joseph used his car to block her path and got out of the car, but as he approached, she turned around and drove to the police station. Taylor's case drew national attention because she was arrested the next day for breaking into Joseph's house and confiscating his guns out of fear for her safety.
Bear Sightings Reported In Flagler County
(Palm Coast, FL) -- Residents in Flagler County are being asked to give an unwanted visitor some space. The sheriff's office says it has gotten calls since last week about a bear seen in Palm Coast, but the bear is being allowed to wander about. The Humane Society says the bear is not bothering anyone, and they urge residents not to panic if they see the bear. A Humane Society official told the News-Journal yesterday just because the bear is big doesn't mean it's going to chase you and eat you.
Pinellas GOP Calls For St. Pete Candidate To Withdraw Over Anti-Gay Comments
(St. Petersburg, FL) -- Pinellas County Republicans are speaking out against one of their own. Chico Cromartie is a Republican running for the District Seven seat on the St. Petersburg City Council, and he has been criticized for calling homosexuality a choice. Yesterday, the Republican Party of Pinellas County asked Cromartie to drop out. Party Chair Todd Jennings tells FloridaPolitics.com Cromartie's views don't represent the values of the party, and the GOP does not support or endorse his candidacy.
School Board Suspends Teacher For Inappropriate Hugs
(Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- A Broward County teacher is being punished for sexually harassing students. The school board voted yesterday to suspend Karleef Kebreau 10 days for giving seven female students unwanted hugs. The 42-year-old is a math teacher at Miramar High School. He denies the allegations and is appealing his suspension.
Thousands Of Oysters Stolen
(Pensacola, FL) -- A search is underway to find a shellfish thief in Escambia County. The Pensacola Bay Oyster Company announced yesterday that someone stole 17-thousand oysters in East Bay. The company says it found 35 bags were emptied and tossed over a wooded area at the beach. They're offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.
DC Bars Opening Early For Mueller Hearing
(Washington, DC) -- Several DC bars will be opening their doors early today as Special Counsel Robert Mueller will testify before Congress. Mueller's testimony will kick off at 8:30 a.m. in front of the House Judiciary Committee, followed up by a noon hearing with the House Intelligence Committee regarding his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Many bars are laying out the welcome mat in time for Mueller's morning appearance.
Police: Woman Fires Gun Over Cold Fries
(Garden City, GA) -- Georgia police say a woman who wasn't happy with her french fries fired a gun inside a McDonald's Monday. The woman reportedly was unhappy that her fries were cold at the fast food joint in Garden City, outside of Savannah. When an employee went to replace her order, she allegedly followed him into the kitchen and fired a gun into the floor. The manager refunded her order and she left, only to be picked up by the police a short time later.
TODAY IN HISTORY
2015, AT&T bought DirecTV, making the combined company the country's largest pay-TV provider. It took more than a year for the FCC to approve the buyout.
2011, hundreds of same-sex couples exchanged vows hours after New York's gay marriage law went into effect.
1998, the movie "Saving Private Ryan" starring Tom Hanks opened in theaters around the country.
1978, New York Yankees manager Billy Martin was fired by team owner George Steinbrenner. He was later rehired, then fired, then rehired, then fired.
1974, the Supreme Court ruled that President Nixon had to turn over subpoenaed White House tape recordings to prosecutors investigating the Watergate scandal.