Doctor Says Miller Has No Recollection Of Kissimmee Police Shooting
(Kissimmee, FL) -- A man who killed two police officers in Osceola County has no memory of the incident. That's what psychologist Steven Gold said yesterday during the penalty phase of Everett Miller's trial. Miller could get the death penalty for killing Kissimmee Police Sergeant Sam Howard and Officer Matthew Baxter two years ago. Gold testified that Miller, who's a veteran, suffers from PTSD and possibly disassociation, which could cause him to have no recollection of emotionally-charged events.
Brevard Deputies Accused Of Violating Policies In Man's Death
(Titusville, FL) -- Brevard County deputies are accused of violating over a dozen policies in a man's death. Gregory Edwards died while in custody last year, just a day after the 38-year-old was arrested and booked into the county jail. Prosecutors found the deputies who restrained Edwards when he allegedly became disruptive were justified in their actions, but Florida Today reported yesterday over a dozen policies and procedures were ignored. A sheriff's office spokesperson told the newspaper the deputies' actions were necessary because Edwards was extremely violent and aggressive.
Jacksonville Girl Missing
(Jacksonville, FL) -- A Jacksonville girl is the subject of an Amber Alert. Five-year-old Taylor Rose Williams was discovered missing yesterday morning from her Southside home in Brentwood on Ivy Street. Mother Brianna Williams, who's a First Class Petty Officer at NAS-Jacksonville, says she woke up, found her daughter gone and a back door unlocked. Taylor is described as black, three-feet tall, 50 pounds, and she was last seen wearing a purple shirt with pink pajama bottoms and no shoes.
Questions Arise About Missing Girl
(Jacksonville, FL) -- Those who have come into contact with the mother of that missing girl say some things aren't adding up. Tiffani Nicole says the girl's mom hired her to help with the move, but Nicole says she never saw a child, and she says Taylor's mom, Brianna, was acting strangely. A neighbor in Brentwood says she also never saw Taylor, and a man who joined in the search tells News4Jax none of the stories he's hearing are making sense.
Scientist Discusses Dangers Of Growing Hemp
(Miami, FL) -- A field in Miami-Dade County contains signs of both the promise and problems that could come with growing hemp. University of Florida researchers are growing hemp to see if it's a viable crop in Florida, and one field, at a secret location, has thriving plants that are 12-feet tall. UF scientist Dr. Zachary Brym, though, finds if the weather gets too hot, the hemp crosses the threshold that makes it marijuana, which is illegal in Florida. He recently told CBS 4 News the slightest change in temperature could cause growers to eradicate entire fields and sustain huge financial losses.
Alaska College Accepting PB&J As Payment For Parking Fines
(Anchorage, AK) -- Who wouldn't want to pay a parking ticket with P-B-and-J? That's the offer to college students in Alaska and it's all for a good cause. Anyone with unpaid fines can cover the cost of their ticket with peanut butter and jelly. For example, two jars gets 10-bucks off a ticket, five jars gets 60. The deal is only good until Friday and all the food goes to help fight student hunger.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2012, President Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term in the White House.
2009, Democrats in the U.S. House succeeded at passing an historic, sweeping healthcare reform bill.
1989, L. Douglas Wilder became the first elected black governor in the U.S. after winning the gubernatorial race in Virginia. In New York, David Dinkins was elected New York City's first black mayor.
1965, the Pillsbury Doughboy debuted in television advertisements.
1954, "Face The Nation" debuted on CBS.
1893, Colorado became the first state to give women the right to vote.