SpaceX Announces Tuesday Launch Window
(Cape Canaveral, FL) -- It could be an exciting week for rocket fans. SpaceX conducted a successful test fire this weekend and is all set for a launch tomorrow of a communications satellite. If the Air Force approves, SpaceX will have a 90-minute window starting at 6:52 p.m., but launch conditions are only 40-percent Go. United Launch Alliance has a two-hour launch window set for Thursday morning starting at 5:44
Walmart Evacuated After Shooting Threat
(Gibsonton, FL) -- A Hillsborough County man is accused of threatening a shooting at a Walmart. Valrico's Wayne Padgett was arrested yesterday after allegedly calling in a threat to a store in Gibsonton. No guns were found at the 31-year-old's home. The store on Gibsonton Drive, where Padgett's mom works, was evacuated as a precaution, and shoppers were allowed back in about an hour later. Sheriff Chad Chronister said those who make us afraid to go shopping, to the movies, concerts, work and school are nothing but terrorists. He also said after this weekend's mass shootings, we must be mindful of behavior that is out of the ordinary and report it.
Shark Bite At New Smyrna Beach
(New Smyrna Beach, FL) -- A man who was standing in knee-deep water is the latest shark bite victim in Volusia County. The Tennessee resident was bitten on the foot yesterday in New Smyrna Beach near South Atlantic Ave. He was treated at the scene. It was the third shark bite in New Smyrna Beach this weekend and fifth bite in the last eight days.
Fishermen Rescue Possible Shark Bite Victim
(Key Biscayne, FL) -- Two men are credited with possibly saving the life of a shark attack victim in Miami-Dade County. The fishermen were about a mile off Key Biscayne this weekend when they saw a bloody man waving for help. After getting him into their boat, they saw what clearly looked like shark bites, and they got to work wrapping him in bandages on their way to shore. They're still waiting to hear how the man's doing, and they tell 7News they have never seen anything like that before.
Amazon Launches Personal Shopper Service
(Seattle, WA) -- Amazon is making it easier to find just the right style -- with your very own personal shopper. The service just launched for Prime members and it's only five-bucks a month. It's called "Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe." Simply fill out a style profile and within days you'll get suggestions from fashion stylists. Choose up to eight items and wait for them to be delivered. You get up to seven days to make returns and only pay for what you keep.
Snake Eggs Hatch On Chinese Train
(China) -- A Chinese man is facing possible charges after some of the snake eggs he brought on a train hatched. Railway officials in northwestern China say that they found highly poisonous king cobra snakes crawling around in a luggage room, which they located to a package carrying more than 500 eggs. Hot conditions within the train car were said to have made around 25 of those eggs hatch, bearing the live snakes. The owner of the package, who was later located, said he bought the 510 eggs in order to turn them into medicinal wine and sell it on the internet. Wild animal experts came and took the snakes, while the man was cited for a regulation which prohibits large parcels carrying live animals from being transported on the train.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2011, the first solar-powered space craft, Juno, launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on mission to Jupiter.
1976, The NBA merged with the ABA taking on four of their most successful franchises: the Denver Nuggets, the Indiana Pacers, the New York Nets and the San Antonio Spurs.
1957, "American Bandstand," hosted by Dick Clark, made its TV network debut on ABC-TV.
1914, the first electric traffic lights were installed in Cleveland, Ohio.
1884, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid at what is now called Liberty Island in New York Harbor. President Grover Cleveland accepted the actual statue as a gift to the United States from the people of France, on October 28th, 1886.
1861, President Lincoln imposed the first federal income tax by signing the Revenue Act.