OPD Officer, Suspect Hurt In Shooting
(Orlando, FL) -- A man is hurt after a police-involved shooting in Orange County. It happened last night near Florida Mall in the parking lot of a Target near Orange Blossom Trail and Sand Lake Road. The unidentified suspect is in critical condition. An undercover officer was also hurt, but his injuries are minor.
Girl Arrested At School Has Charge Expunged
(Orlando, FL) -- A six-year-old girl arrested at a school in Orlando now has a clear record again. The lawyer for the family of Kaia Rolle announced yesterday that the misdemeanor battery charge the girl faced has been expunged. Rolle was arrested last month at Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy for kicking and hitting school staff. The arrest led to the firing of the police officer who placed her in handcuffs.
Teen Hero Dies
(Miami, FL) -- A heroic story in Miami-Dade County has a sad ending. Seventeen-year-old Cristian Burgos died yesterday from injuries he suffered while saving a nine-year-old boy and the boy's mother from drowning off Virginia Key this week. Burgos was able to bring the boy to shore, but when he went back in for the boy's mother, he began to show signs of distress. The 25-year-old woman is OK, and she tells CBS 4 News she'll be forever grateful because if it wasn't for Burgos, she wouldn't be here.
Truck Crashes Through House
(Plant City, FL) -- Two people are hurt after a truck crashed into a house in Hillsborough County. It happened last night in Plant City at West Trapnell Road and Turkey Creek Road. One of those hurt was the driver of the truck, but it's not clear who the other victim is. There's no word on their conditions, and no details have been released on what led to the crash.
Prosecutors Seek To Reverse Ruling In Robert Kraft Prostitution Case
(West Palm Beach, FL) -- Florida prosecutors are attempting to reverse a ruling that bars surveillance video from being used in the prostitution case against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. In May, a Palm Beach County judge said video that allegedly shows Kraft soliciting sex at a Jupiter massage parlor can not be used at his trial. Prosecutors are appealing to the Fourth District Court of Appeal, claiming the judge wrongly suppressed the video evidence. Kraft is charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution and has pled not guilty.
Company Gets Funding To Fly 3D-Made Rocket From Cape Canaveral
(Cape Canaveral, FL) -- A California company is a step closer to making space history at Cape Canaveral. Thanks to investments from Jared Leto and Mark Cuban, Relativity Space announced this week it has secured the funding needed to develop a rocket made almost entirely of 3D-printed parts. The company hopes to launch the first-ever 3D printed rocket as early as next year. The company's CEO says with 3D printing, they can build a rocket in about two months.
Actor Fired For Making OK Sign At Universal Orlando
(Orlando, FL) -- An actor playing a character from the movie "Despicable Me" is out of a job after posing for a photo while flashing the "OK" sign during a breakfast event at Universal Orlando. The gesture is recognized by some as a symbol of hate. The parents of a six-year-old biracial girl were looking through their family photos when they noticed the actor playing the Gru character was making the symbol, clearly visible, on the girl's shoulder. Universal said the incident was unacceptable and that the actor no longer works for the company. A spokesman also said that Universal is in contact with the family to make things right.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2011, ESPN yanked the theme song for the opening of its "Monday Night Football" broadcast after Hank Williams, Jr., the artist behind the song, made inflammatory remarks about President Obama on the Fox News network earlier in the day.
2008, after hours of deliberation, a Las Vegas jury returned with a guilty verdict against O.J. Simpson in the former football star's kidnapping and armed robbery trial. Simpson stood trial for robbing two sports memorabilia dealers at the Palace Station hotel in September 2007.
2003, Roy Horn, one half of the famous Las Vegas tiger-taming duo Siegfried and Roy was attacked by a white tiger during a performance at the Mirage Hotel and Casino.
1990, East and West Germany reunified 45 years after the two sides divided after World War II.
1922, Rebecca Felton of Georgia became the first woman to gain a seat in the United States Senate.
1913, the Federal Income Tax was signed into law.