Orlando Police Officer Fired After Arresting Children
(Orlando, FL) -- An Orlando police officer is out of work after some controversial arrests at a charter school. Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon announced last night that he has fired Officer Dennis Turner. The School Resource Officer arrested two six-year-old students last week at Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy, but prosecutors said yesterday they won't press charges. Rolon says the arrests made him sick to his stomach, and he publicly apologized to the children and their families.
State Attorney Aramis Ayala said the arrests are a sign of a broken system.Ayala announced the children will not be prosecuted. She also said she refuses to play any role in the school-to-prison pipeline.
Swimmer Missing Off Cocoa Beach
(Cocoa Beach, FL) -- There's concern over a missing swimmer in Brevard County. A 29-year-old man went missing yesterday afternoon off Cocoa Beach near Minuteman Causeway. Family members believe he was pulled away by a rip current.
Teen Who Collapsed In Football Game Taken Off Life Support
(St. Petersburg, FL) -- A Pinellas County woman who was praying for a miracle is now in mourning. Jacquez Welch's mother announced yesterday she decided to take the 17-year-old off life support after doctors declared him brain dead. The senior was taken to the hospital after collapsing in Friday's night football game while playing for Northeast High School. His mom says her son's organs will be donated, which could give as many as seven people the gift of a new life.
Teen Arrested For Threatening Message
(Miami, FL) -- A teenager is facing charges for making an online threat in Miami-Dade County. Police announced yesterday the 13-year-old boy was arrested last week after threatening to shoot minorities and homosexuals. In his post, he said he has military training and can kill people real quick. The eighth-grader attends Leewood K-through-8, and the school district promised severe consequences.
Antonio Brown Ordered To Appear For Deposition
(Miami, FL) -- Antonio Brown is expected to answer questions today about vandalizing a Miami condo. A judge has ordered the former NFL wide receiver to give a deposition in a dispute with his former landlord. The property management company sued Brown last year after they say he refused to pay for repairs after damaging the condo. Brown was supposed to give a deposition last week, but he never appeared.
Military Apologizes For Area 51 Swarm Stealth Bomber Post
(Arlington, VA) -- The military is apologizing for a tweet that many believe was a clear threat against participants in the Storm Area 51 event . The Defense Visual Information Distribution Service posted the controversial tweet on Friday showing military members in front of a B-2 bomber with the caption, "The last thing #Millennials will see if they attempt the #area51raid today." An apology was issued the next day, saying the tweet "in NO WAY supports the stance of the Department of Defense."
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1976, newspaper heiress Patty Hearst was sentenced to seven years in prison for her role in a 1974 bank robbery. She was released 22 months later under an executive order of clemency order from President Jimmy Carter.
1968, "60 Minutes" debuted on CBS. Mike Wallace and Harry Reasoner were the show's two correspondents.
1961, "The Bullwinkle Show" appeared on NBC. It marked the first time Rocky and Bullwinkle were seen on prime time television.
1960, the U.S.S. Enterprise was launched at Newport News, Virginia. It was the U.S. Navy's first nuclear powered aircraft carrier.
1957, President Eisenhower sent federal troops into Little Rock, Arkansas, to protect nine black students entering the newly integrated school for the first time.