Loyd Guilty Of Murder
(Orlando, FL) -- The mother of Markeith Loyd's ex-girlfriend is praising jurors in Orange County for seeing the truth. That's what Stephanie Dixon-Daniels said yesterday after Markeith Loyd was found guilty of killing Sade Dixon and her unborn baby three years ago. Dixon-Daniels says she's ecstatic over the verdict and she's grateful jurors were able to see through the defense's smokescreen. The sentencing phase will begin Monday. Loyd could get the death penalty.
Brevard County Restaurants Discuss Ways To Protect Customers
(Melbourne, FL) -- The arrest of a Brevard County waiter has local restaurants examining ways to protect customers. Melbourne's Kevin Harris was arrested this weekend for allegedly stealing the credit card info of more than two dozen people he waited on at various restaurants. Some restaurant owners have adopted or are looking to adopt ways for customers to pay their bills without having to give their credit card to a waiter. One Melbourne restaurant owner already has a way for customers to pay at the table with their cards.He recently told Florida Today it's only a matter of time before this becomes the norm around the country.
Amazon Driver Accused Of Stealing Packages
(St. Petersburg, FL) -- If you have friends on the Gulf Coast who never got that package they ordered from Amazon, a Pinellas County man may be to blame. Amazon driver Daniel Zambrano is accused of stealing packages he was supposed to deliver. St. Petersburg police estimate he stole six-thousand-dollars' worth of items over a two-month period. The 37-year-old allegedly kept some of the items and sold the others online.
Woman Accused Of Hitting Children At Bus Stop
(Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- A Broward County woman is accused of beating two children at a bus stop. Fort Lauderdale's Linda Josue was released from jail last night after her arrest Tuesday for an incident at Southwest Fourth Street and 19th Avenue. Deputies say a ball some kids were playing with accidentally hit her, and the 46-year-old started punching and kicking the children. She's charged with two counts of child abuse.
Miami Beach Bans Vaping In Parks
(Miami Beach, FL) -- Miami Beach is cracking down on vaping. The city announced yesterday it's banning vaping in all parks. Mayor Dan Gelber says the ban is an attempt to protect the health, safety and general welfare of residents and visitors.
Jim Beam Hosts Guests At Airbnb
(Clermont, KY) -- Jim Beam is giving visitors a chance to book a one night stay at a house on the distillery grounds. The Airbnb opens October 21st through the end of the year. The house accommodates six people and costs just 23-dollars a night. That covers lodging, a guided tour of The Distillery, a barbecue dinner and a Jim Beam Bourbon tasting.
Connecticut Police: Woman Bit Off Finger, Put It On Facebook
(Hartford, CT) -- Police in Hartford, Connecticut are investigating after a woman allegedly bit off her ex-boyfriend's finger then uploaded a confession to Facebook. Anna Lindo is being held on first-degree assault and disorderly conduct charges. The victim told cops he was trying to keep her from hitting him with a brick when she bit down on one of his fingers, severing it. Investigators later learned Lindo posted a video boasting about what she'd done and showing the severed finger. By the time authorities recovered the digit, it was too late for medical officials to reattach it.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2015, Scott Kelly broke the American record for the longest time spent living in space. Kelly marked his 383rd day in space as a NASA astronaut.
2001, an anthrax threat prompted congressional leaders to close six House and Senate office buildings.
1989, a major earthquake hit the San Francisco Bay area during a World Series game between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants. The quake measured six-point-nine on the Richter Scale and caused an estimated 270 deaths, three-thousand injuries and more than three-billion dollars in damage.
1966, "The Hollywood Squares" debuted on NBC.
1919, the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was formed.
1902, the first Cadillac was completed in Detroit, Michigan.