Mayor Vetoes Boutique Inn In Brevard County
(Malabar, FL) -- A mayor in Brevard County is holding up plans to open a small hotel. Malabar Mayor Pat Reilly yesterday vetoed a measure to rezone land along the Indian River Lagoon. The city council passed the rezoning this week to allow Yellow Dog Cafe to open a boutique inn. Reilly, though, says the inn would spoil the area's rural quality of life, and it will take four out of five council members to override his veto.
Fleet Of Vintage Cars Destroyed In Fire
(DeBary, FL) -- A home and a Volusia County man's precious collection are destroyed after a fire. The fire yesterday afternoon in DeBary destroyed a home on Dirksen Drive and the owner's fleet of vintage cars. No injuries were reported. There's no word on a cause, but the homeowner tells News 6 the fire started after he parked his lawn mower under his carport.
Boy Arrested For Threatening School Shooting
(Tarpon Springs, FL) -- What a Pinellas County boy claims was a joke has him facing serious charges. The 12-year-old was arrested yesterday for allegedly threatening a shooting at Tarpon Springs Middle School. Students told school officials they heard the seventh-grader say he planned to shoot five classmates with an AR-15. Investigators, though, found the boy has no access to guns.
Tamarac Official Could Face Discipline For Public Criticism Of Deputy
(Tamarac, FL) -- A Tamarac official could face consequences for his public criticism of a deputy. City Commissioner Mike Gelin called Deputy Joshua Gallardo a rogue police officer at a city commission meeting this week. Mayor Michelle Gomez says Gelin may have violated the city's civility code, which could cause him to be censured or even removed from office. Gelin, meanwhile, met with Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony this week, and both tell CBS 4 News it was a productive meeting.
School Official Placed On Leave Over Alleged Racist Comment
(Miami, FL) -- A school official is being disciplined for allegedly making a racial comment. Miami Country Day Upper School Director Dana Vignale is on leave after the comment she allegedly made over a week ago at the school. A source tells 7News she told students they were acting like they were at a public school in Liberty City. The school says it will do everything necessary to ensure a joyful and inclusive environment.
Facebook Hides "Likes" In Australia
(Menlo Park, CA) -- Facebook users in Australia are not getting any "likes." The social media company says it's begun hiding the number of likes for posts in Australia to help ease social pressure. Facebook says it's a trial that could be rolled out worldwide. Account users in Australia will also be blocked from viewing the number of reactions on other people's posts, but will still be able to see how many people respond to their own. The company said in a statement, "We don't want Facebook to feel like a competition." Officials say one-in-five children in Australia report being cyberbullied on social media.
Canada's Green Party Admits To Editing Leader's Cup Photo
(Canada) -- The Green Party in Canada is confessing to using Photoshop on a picture of their leader. The picture of Elizabeth May displayed on the party's website shows her with a reusable cup which displays the Green Party logo. However, the real photo shows May with a random, non-Green Party related disposable cup. A party spokesperson says they don't know why the photo was changed, but it does not change the fact that May "walks her talk" when it comes to environmental protections. May responded that she was shocked over the photo, listing ways in which she is conscious of the environment like never using plastic water bottles. The same image remains on the website, but it is now cropped so that May's hands aren't visible.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1964, the Warren Commission issued their report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The report concluded Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone in the November 1963 assassination.
1954, "The Tonight Show" debuted on NBC. The show was hosted by comedian Steve Allen.
1920, Eight Chicago White Sox are charged in relation to the Black Sox scandal.The players were accused of fixing the 1919 World Series.
1919, the Democratic National Committee voted to admit women.