One-Year-Old Pulled From Canal
(Merritt Island, FL) -- Construction workers are credited with saving a girl from drowning in Brevard County. The workers were at a home in Merritt Island yesterday when they saw a one-year-old fall into a canal next door. Fire Rescue says one of the workers performed CPR and revived the child. The girl was flown to an Orlando hospital.
Loud Booms Heard During Training Exercise
(Winter Park, FL) -- A training exercise is responsible for startling some residents in Orange County. Residents took to Twitter last night to report hearing explosions in Winter Park and Maitland. Deputies told WESH 2 News a training exercise was being conducted at an abandoned apartment complex near Lake Gem, but no details were released.
Clay County Considering Becoming Second Amendment Sanctuary
(Green Cove Springs, FL) -- A Clay County official wants to make sure residents' gun rights are protected. County Commissioner Gavin Rollins wants his colleagues to declare the county a Second Amendment sanctuary. Rollins says this would mean gun owners would not have to participate in any kind of federal gun confiscation program. He tells Action News Jax he'll introduce the measure next week.
Child Porn Suspect Could Go Free
(St. Petersburg, FL) -- A child porn suspect could go free thanks to what a judge calls a ruse between deputies and prosecutors. A Pinellas-Pasco circuit judge ruled this month that detectives and prosecutors lied to get a search warrant against James Rybicki three years ago. The judge also ordered all evidence collected in the case to be thrown out. Rybicki's lawyer tells the Tampa Bay Times he was shocked when he discovered the ruse, and the judge's ruling is both rare and extraordinary.
Woman Arrested For Stealing From Hotel Guests
(Miami Beach, FL) -- A Miami-Dade County woman police describe as dangerous is off the streets. Miami Beach Police this week arrested the woman for robbing men at hotel rooms. She allegedly stole over 100-thousand dollars worth of watches and cash dating back to last year. Police say the 25-year-old would meet men at bars, go to their hotel rooms, and rob them while they were unconscious.
Green Giant Sets Record With Half-Ton Green Bean Casserole
(New York, NY) -- Green Giant is now in the record books for the largest serving of green bean casserole. The serving weighed in at a whopping one-thousand-nine-pounds yesterday in New York City. Estimates determine that there was about 125-thousand individually cut Green Giant green beans in the casserole, which comes out to be about one-thousand-69 cans. Additionally, the recipe called for 485 cans of mushroom soup, 65 courts of milk and 95 pounds of French-friend onions. Ten chefs worked for eight hours to prep and cook the casserole. Officials will use the casserole to feed about three-thousand elderly New Yorkers through the Citymeals on Wheels non-profit program.
Utah Woman Facing Charges For Being Topless Around Stepkids
(Salt Lake City, UT) -- A Utah woman may have to register as a sex offender because he step-children saw her topless. Twenty-eight-year-old Tilli Buchanan appeared in court this week asking a judge to dismiss lewdness charges and strike a law preventing a woman from showing her breasts. The Salt Lake City mom allegedly took her shirt off while hanging drywall in the garage with her husband, exposing her breasts to his three children, ages nine, 10 and 13.ACLU attorneys say the state's lewdness laws target and discriminate against women.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2013, Senate Democrats successfully maneuvered to change Senate rules to curb filibusters. Invoking the so-called nuclear option, the rule change altered the procedural threshold for presidential nominees from 60 votes to a simple majority in the 100 member Senate.
1980, 83-million viewers tuned in to "Dallas" to find out "Who Shot J-R?."
1976, The movie "Rocky" starring Sylvester Stallone opened in theaters on this date.
1922, Rebecca Felton of Georgia became the first woman to serve in the United States Senate.
1877, Thomas Edison announced the invention of his phonograph.