Pastor Dead Of Possible Suicide
(Altamonte Springs, FL) -- A former pastor accused of rape is dead after he killed himself in Seminole County. Reverend Bryan Fulwider was found dead Sunday night at his home in Altamonte Springs. The 59-year-old was accused of raping a girl who attended First Congregational Church in Winter Park where he was senior minister. Prosecutors claim he raped her over a hundred times over a five-year period starting in 2005 when she was 14.
Tallahassee Tackles Ethics Reform
(Tallahassee, FL) -- Tallahassee is taking steps to impose higher ethical standards on city officials. At a workshop yesterday, the city commission approved measures that include a ban on gifts and giving the Ethics Board subpoena power. The measures will need to be approved, formally, by the commission before they take effect. Mayor John Dailey tells The Democrat these changes will rebuild the people's trust in Tallahassee.
Teen Has Leg Impaled In Crash
(Melbourne, FL) -- A teenager whose leg was impaled is one of at least four people hurt in a crash in Brevard County. The crash happened yesterday afternoon in Melbourne on Bayberry Drive near Eber Road. Those hurt were taken to the hospital, but there's no word on their conditions. No charges have been announced, but the investigation is ongoing.
Medical Incident Leads To Emergency Landing At TIA
(Tampa, FL) -- A medical emergency is responsible for a plane's landing at TIA. An American Airlines flight landed at Tampa International Airport late last night on its way to Chicago from Miami. Once on the ground, two people on board were taken to the hospital. The airline says a passenger suffered a seizure.
FSU Researcher Finds Ties Between Hurricanes And Earthquakes
(Tallahassee, FL) -- An accidental discovery by an FSU scientist could help us better understand hurricanes. Assistant Professor Wenyan Fan had a study published this month that shows hurricanes cause underwater earthquakes he calls stormquakes. Fan says he was researching another topic when he noticed a very strong correlation between extreme storms and stormquakes. As for what this means in the big picture, Fan tells the Palm Beach Post we have lots of unknowns and more research is needed.
MLB Bans Models For Flashing During World Series
(Washington, DC) -- Two Instagram models are now banned from ever attending a Major League Baseball game. They got booted from Game five of the World Series Sunday night for flashing an Astros pitcher. They were standing behind home plate and lifted their shirts on live TV while Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole was getting ready to throw. The women were told they violated a fan code. They were apparently promoting breast cancer awareness.
Apple Releases New Emojis, Camera Tool
(Cupertino, CA) -- Those with Apple phones can now text a yawning smiley face, a sloth or an otter. Those are among the 60 new emojis released Monday. But the biggest focus is on inclusion and diversity. For example people in wheelchairs, seeing eye dogs and prosthetic limbs. There's also a slew of gender-neutral options and a new way to select the skin tone in the holding hands emoji. The new iOS software added a camera tool as well, allowing for artificial intelligence on the iPhone 11.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2012, Hurricane Sandy left death and destruction in several Northeastern states, including New York and New Jersey.
1998, 77-year-old Senator John Glenn blasted off back into space aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, 36-years after he blazed the trail for American astronauts.
1974, Muhammad Ali defeated George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire, to regain the world heavyweight boxing championship. The fight was billed as "The Rumble in the Jungle."
1969, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered an end to all school segregation "at once."