Man Arrested For Throwing Party For Underage Drinkers
(Titusville, FL) -- A teenager is fighting for his life after a house party got out of control in Brevard County. The teen was at a party in Titusville this weekend on Sugar Maple Court when he was apparently attacked. He was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition. Robert Kirk is facing charges for hosting the party and allowing underage drinking.
Skateboarders Wanted For Beating Man
(Orlando, FL) -- Police hope cellphone videos can help them find the skateboarders involved in an attack in Orlando. Police released videos yesterday of the attack three months ago. The video shows at least half a dozen people beating a man unconscious, including at least two who hit the man with their skateboards. The alleged victim told police the beating started after he accused one of the skateboarders of almost hitting him.
Brevard Teachers Reject Raise Offer
(Viera, FL) -- Teachers in Brevard County aren't happy with the latest contract offer. The school board announced yesterday the district's most recent offer was rejected by union members last week. The teachers union says it doesn't believe the district is taking them seriously.
Airline Mechanic Found With Loaded Gun
(Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- An airline employee is accused of bringing a loaded gun into the airport. Delta mechanic Frank Wilson was arrested for this weekend's incident at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The gun was found in a backpack as the 42-year-old passed through a security checkpoint. He claims he put the gun in his backpack to keep it away from his nephew, and he forgot it was still in there.
UM Teaching Assistant Arrested In Drug Bust
(Miami, FL) -- A University of Miami teaching assistant is accused of being a drug dealer. Grad student Carter Key was released on bond last night following his arrest this week in Coral Gables. Police say he tried selling LSD in the Downstairs Market to what turned out to be an undercover DEA agent. The 22-year-old Key graduated from UM magna cum laude, and he was set to begin studying for his Masters next week.
Starbucks And Dunkin' Bringing Back Pumpkin Spice Latte
(Undated) -- Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks are bringing back the Pumpkin Spice Latte this month. Dunkin' will premiere its new fall menu items featuring the famed latte August 21st, while Starbucks will be bringing it back August 27th. The two coffee chains may be trying to one-up each other on the pumpkin branding. Last year, Dunkin' introduced their fall menu on August 27th, one day before Starbucks reintroduced their Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Director Chronicles Flight Aboard Empty Plane
(Salt Lake City, UT) -- A director and cinematographer says he landed the trip of a lifetime earlier this month. Vincent Peone had the whole airplane to himself when he flew from Aspen, Colorado to Salt Lake City on Delta Air Lines last week. Peone chronicled the journey on social media, starting when he had the gate agents make a personal boarding announcement for him. He also got to meet the pilots and had his choice of any seat on the plane. Peone thinks the empty flight was the result of some sort of scheduling snafu.
Ex-Employee Tries To Rob Brazilian Bank In Old Man Disguise
(Brazil) -- A former bank employee in Brazil is in jail after trying to rob his job using an old man disguise. Santa Clarina military police say the man used a latex movie mask, dark glasses, a flat cap and a plastic gun to take hostages at his former workplace. Officers arrived at the bank, and the man tried to jump out a window to escape. He was caught when he fell on top of a vehicle and broke his leg.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2014, President Obama called for peace and healing after several nights of riots in Ferguson, Missouri.
2013, Pentagon officials stated that US Military marriage benefits will extend to same-sex spouses. These benefits include healthcare and housing.
1953, David Mullany Sr. invented the wiffle ball for his 13-year-old son.
1935, the Social Security Act was signed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.