'New Developments' To Be Announced In Serial Killer Investigation
(Daytona Beach, FL) -- There appears to be a breakthrough in a cold case investigation in Volusia County. Sheriff Mike Chitwood says a suspect in a series of killings between 2005 and 2007 has been identified. DNA from a murder in Palm Beach County two years ago appears to be a match in two killings in Daytona Beach. Details could be announced as soon as today.
South Patrick Shores Residents Glad To Get Federal Cleanup Help
(South Patrick Shores, FL) -- Some Brevard County residents can claim victory in a decades-long fight with the federal government. The US Army Corps of Engineers decided last month to include South Patrick Shores on a list of cleanup sites. Residents have complained about waste from a military dump site near Patrick Air Force Base where there are concerns the site is linked to cancer. Some who pushed for the cleanup recently told Florida Today they're grateful their concerns were heard, and they're going to keep up the pressure.
More Than 50 Apply To Be TPD Chief
(Tallahassee, FL) -- Tallahassee won't have to look far to find its next police chief. A recently released list shows more than 50 people have applied for the job, including some already with the police department. Interim Chief Steve Outlaw and two majors with the department are among the applicants. The Florida Police Chief's Association is in charge of coming up with three finalists for the city manager to choose from.
Child FSU Fan Sells Lemonade To Support Taggart Buyout
(Tallahassee, FL) -- A young Florida State football fan is showing his displeasure with the team's coach. A Tallahassee four-year-old opened a lemonade stand yesterday to raise money for Willie Taggart's buyout after FSU's loss at Virginia Saturday. In less than three hours yesterday, Grayton Grant raised 241 dollars, which his dad matched for a total of 482 dollars. They have a long way to go to raise the 17 million dollars it could cost to terminate Taggart's contract, but Grayton's dad tells the Tallahassee Democrat you can't complain about something and not try to fix it.
California Woman Swallows Engagement Ring
(Undated) -- A California woman's diamond engagement ring is back on her finger after a dream turned into a nightmare. Jenna Evans recounted her situation on Facebook, explaining that last week she was dreaming that she was being chased by some villains and was forced to swallow her engagement ring to protect it. When she awoke up from the harrowing dream, she realized she had actually gulped down the ring in her sleep. A gastroenterologist found the ring in her upper intestine and recovered it.
Chinese Woman's Laughter Dislocates Her Jaw
(China) -- One Chinese woman is recovering after her laughter dislocated her jaw. The woman was said to be on a high-speed train in South China when she laughed so hard that it left her mouth agape, displacing her jaw. Luckily, when a call was put out over the speaker system for help, a doctor on-board responded. The doctor said he thought she might have suffered a stroke when he first saw her mouth open wide with lots of drool. However, he determined the true cause, and helped reset her jaw after two tries. The woman thinks her jaw was already predisposed to dislocation because her jaw was dislocated once before from repeatedly vomiting while pregnant.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2007, Las Vegas authorities arrested former football star O.J. Simpson in connection with an alleged armed robbery incident in Las Vegas. Simpson and five other men were accused of storming a room at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino and taking several sports collectible items from a memorabilia dealer three days earlier on September 13th, 2007. Simpson earlier said the items had been stolen from him.
1993,”Frasier," starring Kelsey Grammer, debuted on NBC.
1981, boxer Sugar Ray Leonard knocked out Thomas Hearns to win the welterweight boxing championship.
1955, Play-Doh was introduced.
1908, General Motors was founded by William "Billy" Durant.