Volusia County Woman Recalls Surviving Dorian In Bahamas
(Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL) -- A Volusia County woman is back from a life-threatening ordeal in The Bahamas. Ormond-by-the-Sea's Maggie Rende was in The Bahamas during last week's storm, and she survived by spending 17 hours in her bathroom with six others. She returned to Florida last Thursday, and she describes the damage she left behind as total devastation everywhere. She tells the News-Journal it was like an atom bomb went off, and she credits the grace of God for her survival.
UCF Student Back At School After Living Through Dorian
(Orlando, FL) -- A UCF student is back at school after a brush with Hurricane Dorian. Freshman Ure Saunders rode out Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas with her family. Rising floodwaters forced them to stay on the second floor of her grandparent's house in Freeport for two days. She came back to Florida by boat, and she tells News 13 it was a very humbling experience.
Evacuees Arrive In West Palm Beach
(West Palm Beach, FL) -- More than a thousand Bahamians are finding much-needed refuge in South Florida. About 15-hundred people arrived by cruise ship yesterday in West Palm Beach. They're grateful to be alive, but some had to make the tough decision to leave family members behind. One woman tells CBS 4 News she thanks God she survived the hurricane, and it was something she hopes she never has to go through again.
Melbourne Ties Heat Record
(Melbourne, FL) -- The heat in parts of Brevard County is unlike anything experienced in decades. In Melbourne yesterday, the high of 95 tied a record set in 1977. As hot as that was, it felt even hotter with a heat index of over 100. The National Weather Service is calling for highs in the low 90s today before dipping into the 80s tomorrow.
University Of Tennessee Makes Florida Boy's Homemade Design An Official Product
(Altamonte Springs, FL) -- A University of Tennessee fan in Florida is now an official product designer for the Volunteers. A boy was reportedly bullied at Alamonte Elementary School after wearing an orange shirt with a piece of paper on it that featured a homemade design of the University of Tennessee logo on it. After a post about the bullying went viral, the university sent the boy and his classmates a care package. They're also selling his design officially on their website.
Pennsylvania Couple Charged With Theft After Spending Bank Mistake
(Montoursville, PA) -- A Pennsylvania couple is facing charges for going on a spending spree after a bank accidentally deposited six-figures in their account. A teller at BB&T Bank accidentally deposited 120-thousand-dollars in Robert and Tiffany Williams' bank account back in May. Instead of notifying the bank about the mistake, police say they spent most of the money in just a matter of weeks. Among their purchases were an SUV, two four-wheelers, a camper and a car trailer. The two were arrested and are facing felony theft charges.
Honolulu Ranked Most Livable American City
(Undated) -- Honolulu is the country's most livable city, once again. The Economist's Intelligence Unit released it's annual rankings of most livable cities in the world this week. While no US cities breached the top 20, the Hawaiian capital is the country's highest rated at 22. Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Washington DC round out the top five. Globally, the Austrian-capital Vienna came in first-overall for the second-straight year, followed by Melbourne, Australia, Sidney, Australia, Osaka, Japan, and Calgary, Alberta.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1977, the first T-R-S 80 computer sold at Radio Shack.
1963, a federal injunction was issued to Alabama Governor George Wallace as he ordered police to keep African-American students from enrolling in white schools.
1956, Elvis Presley appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" for the first time. The show attracted nearly 50-million viewers.
1926, the National Broadcasting Company, NBC, was created by the Radio Corporation of America-RCA.
1850, California joined the United States as the 31st state of the union.
1776, the Second Continental Congress authorized the use of the name "United States." It replaced the name "United Colonies."