Remains Found In Alabama In Search For Missing Jacksonville Girl
(Demopolis, AL) -- The search for a missing Jacksonville girl appears to be at a sad end. Human remains were found yesterday in Alabama in the search for five-year-old Taylor Williams, who was reported missing last week. The remains have not been identified as those of Williams, but Sheriff Mike Williams says indications point to them being hers. Williams' mother was arrested, but she's in the hospital after trying to kill herself by a drug overdose. A friend also tells First Coast News the 27-year-old was flown to UF Health Jacksonville, where officials say she's in a medically-induced coma.
Deadly Shooting At Motel
(Cocoa Beach, FL) -- A man is dead after a shooting at a Brevard County motel. It happened last night in Cocoa Beach at Fawlty Towers on East Cocoa Beach Causeway. No arrest has been announced, and there's no word on a motive.
Man Recounts Gator Attack
(West Palm Beach, FL) -- A man is lucky to be alive after an encounter with Florida wildlife. James Boyce and his wife were hunting over the weekend in Martin County when an alligator sunk its teeth into his leg. He used the butt of his gun to fight off the gator, but Boyce was left bleeding profusely. With the help of a passerby, they were able to make a couple tourniquets while waiting for paramedics, and Boyce said yesterday sometimes you're just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Man Pulled Over For Speeding Uses 'Cheating-On-My-Wife' Excuse
(Tarpon Springs, FL) -- A Pinellas County man is facing charges after police didn't buy his unusual excuse. Jon Pickard was pulled over this weekend for speeding in Tarpon Springs on US 19. Police say he told the officer he was in a hurry to get home because he was cheating on his wife. The cop arrested him for reckless driving, but it got worse for the 52-year-old when the officer apparently found cocaine in Pickard's shirt pocket.
Epstein Didn't Kill Himself Beer
(Mackinaw City, MI) -- A brewery in northern Michigan is capitalizing on a high profile death. Rusted Spoke Brewing Company in Mackinaw City is now featuring "Epstein Didn't Kill Himself" beer. The beer was added to the brewery's lineup last week and is selling very well. Alissa Klinger with Rusted Spoke says " It doesn't matter who you are, people think it's funny."
Nor Cal Brewery Backlash For "F*** PG&E" Beer Name
(Santa Rosa, CA) -- A northern California brewery is apologizing to anyone upset over the name of its new beer. That's because it takes aim at the state's largest utility for sparking devastating fires. The Shady Oak Barrel House beer is called "F-PG&E" with the curse word spelled out. The statewide response has been so harsh, Yelp halted reviews and removed several one star ratings. Most people took the name as an insult to the workers but the owner says that wasn't the intention.
South African Gin Made With Elephant Dung
(South Africa) -- One South African gin is infused with elephant droppings. Les and Paula Ashley, the scientist couple behind Indlovu Gin, says they came up with the idea when a safari guide explained the animal's diet. According to one wildlife ranger, elephants eat lots of fruits and flowers which go mostly undigested. The Ashleys took this information to begin collecting the animal dung by hand, washing it off and adding it to gin during the infusion process. They describe the gin, which runs about 32-dollars a bottle, as herby and spicy. Each bottle is marked with the dates and locations of where the elephant dung was collected.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2015, at least 150 people were killed following a series of terror attacks in Paris. Terrorists struck in several locations in the City of Light on this day, with at least two reported suicide bombings, shootings at restaurants, another shooting at a shopping mall and a hostage situation at a concert hall.
2006, ground was broken on a new memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. honoring slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
1998, President Clinton agreed to pay Paula Jones $850,000 to drop her sexual harassment lawsuit and end the four-year legal battle that triggered the impeachment proceedings against him.
1982, the Vietnam War Memorial was officially dedicated in Washington, D.C.
1927, the Holland Tunnel opened. The world's first underwater vehicular tunnel connected New York and New Jersey.
1914, Mary Jacobs of New York patented the brassiere.