Murder Suspect Due In Court
(Titusville, FL) -- A man considered armed and dangerous is off the streets of Brevard County. Police say Jarrod Deenah turned himself in this weekend after a shooting that killed Palm Bay 20-year-old Ethan O'Neal on Halloween. The 23-year-old suspect is charged with second-degree murder, and he's due in court today. No motive has been revealed.
Teen Arrested For Threatening School Violence
(Clearwater, FL) -- A teenager's idea of a joke has him facing serious charges in Pinellas County. A 14-year-old boy was arrested yesterday after deputies say he threatened violence at Countryside High School. Deputies say he posted pictures of guns on Instagram yesterday and warned students not to go to school today. Deputies say the boy has no weapons or access to any, and they say the boy claimed he was just kidding.
Plane Makes Emergency Landing Near Miami-Dade Police HQ
(Miami, FL) -- Two people are fortunate to have walked away after their plane made an emergency landing in Miami-Dade County. It happened last night in Doral near the police department headquarters at Northwest 25th Street and 89th Court. Fire Rescue says the Beechcraft 76 hit a tree and a delivery truck while trying to land. The pilot and passenger are expected to be OK, and there's no word on what caused the pilot to have to make the emergency landing.
Broward Senator Thurston Won't Apologize To Parkland Dad
(Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- A Broward County lawmaker refuses to apologize for a comment that upset a Parkland dad. Max Schachter, who lost his son in last year's school shooting, accused State Senator Perry Thurston of lying last week, and he asked for an apology. Thurston voted last month against removing Sheriff Scott Israel from office because, he said, the commission that investigated the shooting voted against recommending Israel's removal. The head of the commission, though, has since revealed there was no vote, but Thurston told the Sun-Sentinel this weekend the commission could have called for Israel's removal but didn't see any cause to do so.
Norton Discusses Losing Arm And New Path In Life
(Jacksonville, FL) -- A former Jacksonville high school football star is using tragedy to inspire others. Trinity Christian Academy alum Kendrick Norton was preparing to start his second NFL season with the Miami Dolphins when he lost his arm in a crash in South Florida four months ago. He has since started a YouTube channel to chronicle his life as he starts a new chapter, and he says he has learned a lot about what really matters. He recently told First Coast News losing his arm was worth the sacrifice.
Godzilla Exhibit Coming To Japanese Theme Park
(Undated) -- A huge statue of Godzilla is to be constructed at a Japanese amusement park. The park on an island south of Osaka says next year a huge display featuring a statue of Godzilla is in the works. The Godzilla Interception exhibit will feature a 65-feet high, 82-feet wide and 180-feet long statue of the monster. There will even be a zip line that goes into Godzilla's open mouth.
Louisiana Police: Woman Offered 20-Dollar Doctor's Notes To Students
(Evans, LA) -- Louisiana police say they have arrested a woman who wrote fake doctor's notes for high school students to skip class. Fifty-two-year-old Belina Fondren is accused of charging 20-dollars per excuse for students from Evans High School on at least 14 different occasions. Investigators say Fondren worked at a clerical position at a clinic and was known around the school for providing excuses to get out of school. She was discovered when the clinic's physician was notified of the notes by the school board. Fondren faces a charge of filing or maintaining false public records.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1979, 52 workers at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran were taken hostage by Iranian militants. The hostages remained in captivity for 444 days.
1922, the entrance to King Tutankhamen's tomb was discovered in Egypt.
1904, Harvard Stadium became the first stadium built specifically for football.