Search Suspended For Missing Boaters
(Jacksonville, FL) -- The search for two missing boaters is now suspended. Firefighters Brian McCluney and Justin Walker have been missing since leaving Port Canaveral a week ago today for a fishing trip. The Coast Guard suspended the search at sunset yesterday after looking as far north as South Carolina. While the search is suspended, the Coast Guard says it will continue to have a presence in the area.
Teacher's Active Shooter Comments Revealed
(Lakeland, FL) -- A Polk County teacher is in trouble for disturbing comments in his classroom. Police released details yesterday on the comments Lakeland High School's Keith Cook allegedly made to students last week during a school lockdown drill. The 51-year-old math teacher allegedly said if he was a shooter he would set off IEDs, kill a thousand people and be a hero. Police say the former Marine told investigators he was just joking, but he was Baker Acted and placed on administrative leave while the district investigates.
Shot Fired Through School Window
(St. Petersburg, FL) -- There will be extra security when a Pinellas County school reopens after a scary incident. A stray bullet went through a window yesterday at Allendale United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg, and police are looking for the shooter. A preschool was in session with 11 students at the time, but none of the two-year-olds were hit. The school is closed today, and when it opens on Monday, its pastor tells the Tampa Bay Times it will be one of the safest places in the city.
Student Threatens School Shooting
(Davie, FL) -- A student is accused of making what police call very disturbing and extremely graphic threats against a school in Broward County. Davie police say the Nova High School student made the threats online, and someone who saw them alerted officers. When they confronted the suspect, police say he admitted to making the threat, but he said had no intention of carrying it out. Police also say there were no guns in the student's home, and he had no access to guns.
Suspect Drowns While Hiding From Police
(Boynton Beach, FL) -- A man trying to hide from police is dead after an apparent drowning in Palm Beach County. Boynton Beach police say the body of 21-year-old Tariq Bailey was found yesterday in a pond off High Ridge Road. He apparently jumped into the pond when police were looking for him while investigating car burglaries in Canterbury
PCB Officials Discuss Adding Lifeguards
(Panama City Beach, FL) -- A city in Bay County is looking at ways to protect swimmers. County officials have reported 10 drownings this year, and Panama City Beach officials met yesterday to discuss how to pay for more lifeguards. One idea is to have the city hire and train the lifeguards but have private resorts reimburse the city by renting the lifeguards' services. The city's fire chief was asked to present the county with cost estimates in time for a meeting next month.
New Bay Bridge Won't Open Before Labor Day
(Pensacola, FL) -- Drivers hoping for a new way to cross the Pensacola Bay will have to be patient. FDOT announced yesterday the Pensacola Bay Bridge will not open until after Labor Day, but no specific date was set. The bridge was supposed to open last month, but FDOT decided to delay the opening until all work on the bridge is complete.
New Hampshire Towns' Time Capsule Empty
(Derry, NH) -- Local officials in New Hampshire are wondering who took their town's history. Not all of it, just the history that was sealed in a time capsule in 1969. The capsule actually is a small safe that sat in a back room of the public library in Derry, outside Manchester. The local leaders had planned to open it this month on the 300th anniversary of the arrival of the region's first settlers. There's no shortage of elements to this mystery, including what was originally in the capsule. Another element is why the combination to the safe was written on a paper that was taped on the back of the safe.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2000, Richard Hatch became the first winner of the CBS' hit reality game show challenge "Survivor." Hatch won the grand prize of one-million dollars.
1989, Pete Rose was banned from baseball for life after he was caught gambling on baseball games. Rose signed an agreement accepting the lifetime penalty without admitting to betting on baseball.