Lockheed Martin To Celebrate Move Of Missile Program To Brevard County
(Titusville, FL) -- A ceremony today in Brevard County will mark a milestone for an aerospace defense company. Lockheed Martin will celebrate the move of its fleet ballistic missile headquarters to Titusville from California. More than 300 employees are involved in the move to the facility at SR 405 and Grissom Parkway. A Lockheed Martin official tells Florida Today the move makes sense as many of their customers are already on the Space Coast.
Paraglider Dies In Crash
(Tavares, FL) -- A man is dead after a paragliding accident in Lake County. Kentucky's Michael McGuire died yesterday morning when he crashed into Lake Beauclair in Tavares. The 60-year-old had taken off from Orlando Apopka Airport with two friends, but no other injuries were reported. There's no word on a cause.
Beekeeper Believes Hives Were Poisoned
(DeLand, FL) -- A Volusia County beekeeper believes his hives are being poisoned. DeLand's Horace Bell found lots of dead bees on his property this weekend on West Ridgewood Ave. The 73-year-old estimates as many as seven-million bees may have been killed. He tells the News-Journal he's offering a 30-thousand dollar reward for anyone who has information on how it happened and who's responsible.
State Attorney Announces Plan To Help Felons Regain Voting Rights
(Miami, FL) -- A state prosecutor has a plan to help convicted felons regain the right to vote. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced yesterday some fines ex-felons owe will be set aside. State law requires ex-felons to repay all fines, fees and court costs before they can vote. Rundle says her plan won't cover those who owe restitution.
Burger King Manager Gets Letter Of Apology After Customer's Tirade
(Eustis, FL) -- A Burger King manager says his heart melted after getting a letter of apology from a customer. Ricardo Castillo was speaking Spanish to an employee recently when a woman yelled at him and told him to go back to Mexico. The letter explains the woman acted out because she's recently widowed and under financial pressure. Castillo tells Fox 35 he accepts the apology, hopes to meet the woman again and has started a GoFundMe account to help with her expenses.
Man Arrested For Ramming Police Cruiser
(Pensacola, FL) -- Officers say a police-involved shooting in Escambia County is a case of self-defense. Pensacola Police shot at a Tallahassee man yesterday after the 28-year-old allegedly drove his SUV toward an officer. No one was hit, and no one was hurt. Matthew Williams was taken into custody after he crashed during a chase.
Missile Launcher Found In Baggage At BWI Airport
(Undated) -- A missile launcher is now being held at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport. TSA says the launcher was found early Monday morning in a checked bag. The agency says the person who had the launcher claimed to have been an active duty military member who was returning home from Kuwait. The TSA believes the man did not realize he couldn't check the spent launcher in his bag. He was allowed to catch his flight home.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2009, President Obama played host to Harvard Professor Henry Gates and Cambridge, Massachusetts Police Sergeant James Crowley in the White House Rose Garden. The meeting, dubbed the "beer summit" by some members of the media, was designed to reduce tensions created when Crowley arrested Gates at his home a few weeks earlier, and the President accused the police of acting "stupidly."
1999, the hit low-budget horror flick "The Blair Witch Project" opened in theaters around the country. The film only cost $60 thousand to produce, but managed to pull in more than $80 Million in about two weeks time.
1999, Linda Tripp was charged with illegal wiretapping in Maryland for recording her phone conversations with former White House Intern Monica Lewinsky. Tripp's recordings would later lead to the impeachment of President Clinton who initially lied about his affair with Lewinsky.
1975, former Teamsters Union President Jimmy Hoffa disappeared from the Detroit area, never to be heard from or seen again. Hoffa was declared legally dead in 1982.
1974, the House Judiciary Committee voted 21-17 on the final of three charges of "high crimes and misdemeanors" to impeach President Richard Nixon. Nixon resigned before the issue could come to trial.