Brevard County Cleaning Up After Dorian
(Titusville, FL) -- Brevard County will spend today in cleanup mode after Hurricane Dorian. All county offices, schools, parks, community centers and campgrounds are closed today but are expected to open tomorrow. Today's Planning and Zoning meeting will go on as scheduled at 5:00 this afternoon, though. The county suffered some beach erosion but escaped major damage as Dorian stayed over 70 miles offshore.
Dorian Deposits Drugs On Brevard's Shore
(Titusville, FL) -- Hurricane Dorian is responsible for a couple of strange discoveries in Brevard. Drugs washed up on the beaches over the past week while the storm was in the Caribbean. Melbourne police found a kilo of cocaine on Tuesday, but that's nothing compared to what Cocoa Beach police found last week. Police there found a duffel bag with 15 bricks of cocaine inside.
Volusia County Assesses Damage
(DeLand, FL) -- Volusia County's beaches seem to have weathered the storm. After Hurricane Dorian passed through yesterday, county officials found no significant infrastructure damage to the beaches. Beaches are back open today along with county offices, parks and the Daytona Beach International Airport. County schools will reopen tomorrow.
Crane Collapses On House
(Tallahassee, FL) -- A house is damaged after what Tallahassee police call a freak accident. A 100-ton crane fell on a home on Collins Drive yesterday while removing trees. No one was home at the time, and no one was hurt. The company says the crane malfunctioned, and police say no charges will be filed.
USF Student Uses Social Media To Lead Rescuers To Father In Bahamas
(Tampa, FL) -- A USF student is credited with helping save his father from hundreds of miles away in the Bahamas. Senior Asif Robinson learned this week his dad was trapped in his house as floodwaters rose, so he reached out through social media in the hope someone there would be able to help. It took two days, but eventually, rescuers heard about Robinson's plea and located his dad. Robinson tells News Channel 8 he's so grateful his dad is safe, and now he just hopes his home country will be able to bounce back.
Coast Guard Cutters Heading To Bahamas
(Miami, FL) -- Miami Coast Guard crews are helping in The Bahamas. Coast Guard members already on the ground there have rescued over a hundred people since Hurricane Dorian battered the country. Several cutters from Miami will soon arrive there to assist in rescue efforts. They'll also be bringing supplies and tarps to cover roofs damaged in the storm.
Norwegian Cruise Line Announces $1M For Bahamas
(Miami, FL) -- A Miami business is promising to help The Bahamas rebuild. Norwegian Cruise Lines announced yesterday it will donate one-million dollars to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the island chain. The company will also send a ship loaded with donated supplies to the Bahamas today. The company's CEO says their hearts are heavy after witnessing the impact and devastation the storm caused.
New Mexico Restaurant Criticized For Menu Item Names
(Albuquerque, NM) -- The owner of a newly opened taqueria [[ tah-kah-REE-ah ]] in Albuquerque, New Mexico is coming under fire not for his food, but for the names of his dishes. Hanif [[ hah-NEEF ]] Mohamed created his menu using some choice quotes from President Trump. Some of the items on the menu include "The Immigrant," "The Wall," and "Lock Her Up." Mohamed says he meant to be edgy and to spark conversation.
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2004, punishing winds, storm surges and torrential rains rocked parts of Florida as Hurricane Frances blew through the region.
1991, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was dissolved.
1983, "The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour" became the first hour-long network news program.
1975, President Gerald Ford escaped an assassination attempt carried out by Charles Manson disciple Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme.
1972, PLO terrorists entered the Olympic Village in Munich, Germany, and killed eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team.