Maddox To Plead Guilty To Corruption Charges
(Tallahassee, FL) -- A Tallahassee official will plead guilty to corruption charges. A notice filed yesterday in federal court shows suspended City Commissioner Scott Maddox will have a hearing next week. The Tallahassee Democrat reports he's expected to plead guilty to at least some of the dozens of charges against him. Maddox is accused of taking bribes to steer businesses to the city.
Former Councilwoman Brown In Court Today
(Jacksonville, FL) -- A former Jacksonville official is considering what could be a risky move in her fraud trail. Former City Council member Katrina Brown wants to act as her own attorney. A federal judge has scheduled a hearing with Brown today to determine if she's competent enough to do that. Brown was indicted last year for using a small business loan for personal expenses.
Deadly Triple-Shooting In Orlando
(Orlando, FL) -- One person is dead and two others were hurt after a shooting in Orlando. It happened yesterday afternoon at the Mill Creek Apartments on Commander Drive. A suspect is in custody, and witnesses say he lives in the complex near Semoran Boulevard. The witnesses also tell Channel 9 two of the victims are maintenance workers, but police have not released any details.
Police Officers Fired For Lying About Arrest
(DeLand, FL) -- Body camera footage appears to have caught two police officers in a costly lie in Volusia County. DeLand police announced yesterday that Officers Leslie Goins and Austin LaFleur were fired for an incident in January. They claimed an unruly bar customer resisted arrest, but police say the officers' body cameras show that wasn't the case. When questioned about the discrepancy, police say the officers lied under oath.
Motorcycle Crashes Into House
(Pembroke Pines, FL) -- A woman is hurt after crashing a motorcycle into a house in Broward County. It happened last night in Pembroke Pines. Police say the 61-year-old was taking lessons from her husband when she accelerated, went off the road and hit the house. She was not wearing a helmet, and she suffered what police call life-threatening head injuries.
Teen Recounts Experience In Homestead Shelter
(Miami, FL) -- A teenager is sharing a first-hand account of life inside the children's immigrant detention facility in Miami-Dade County. An 18-year-old spent 82 days in the Homestead facility after arriving with her sister from Honduras. She says it was very nice on one hand but being separated from her sister denied her the warmth of her family. She's now with relatives in Miami, and she tells CBS 4 News some of the workers showed compassion, but others were rude and threatened to have her deported.
Selfie Museum Opens In New Jersey
(Paramus, NJ) -- A selfie museum is opening up for a limited time in New Jersey. The two-hour exhibit located in Paramus features music, giveaway prizes, and tons of interactive works of art where visitors can interact with their selfies. Award-winning author Chrisena Coleman created the museum that will be open through Saturday.
10 Yr Old Child Crashes On Fast Food Run
(Kansas City, MO) -- A Kansas City girl is involved in a crash after taking her family's vehicle to get fast food. Kansas City police say a ten-year-old girl woke up yesterday morning and took her family's SUV in an effort to get to a McDonald's. Authorities say the girl got lost and then crashed into another car while she tried to turn around. KSHB reports that the girl was taken to a hospital to be treated for bumps and bruises, but the driver of the other car was not hurt.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2012, Chick-fil-A broke its one-day sales record as thousands flocked to the fast-food restaurant on what was dubbed Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. The idea for the day came from former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee in response to criticism of company president Dan Cathy's publicly stated opposition to same-sex marriage.
1981, the rock video cable channel MTV debuted. The first video shown was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles.
1941, "Parade" magazine did a three-page feature on the United States Army's newest gadget, the Jeep.