Four Killed In Miami-Dade County Shootout
(Coral Gables, FL) -- Four people are dead after a shootout with law enforcement in Miami-Dade County. It happened yesterday afternoon on the Miramar Parkway after two men allegedly tried to rob a jewelry store in Coral Gables. During their escape from the store, the men allegedly carjacked a UPS truck and led officers on a high-speed chase. After the truck was stopped, the suspects were killed in the shootout along with the UPS driver and an innocent bystander who was in another car.
Arrests Made After School Fight In Volusia County
(Port Orange, FL) -- About a dozen students are facing charges after a fight at a school in Volusia County. Deputies say the fight broke out yesterday at Atlantic High School in Port Orange, but no one was hurt. Eleven students were arrested along with the older brother of one of the students involved. Extra security will be on hand today at the school.
Inmate Accused Of Trying To Get Four People Killed
(Ocala, FL) -- A Marion County inmate is accused of trying to order multiple murders on the outside. Deputies announced yesterday that Citra's Gary Bangstad tried to hire a hitman to kill four people and feed their remains to pigs and alligators. The 76-year-old allegedly offered four-thousand dollars and a car. He tells TV20 the four people include his ex-girlfriend and her two sons, but he only considered it out of anger and quickly came to his senses.
Satellite Beach Hotel Gets Green Light
(Satellite Beach, FL) -- Some Brevard County residents are considering legal action to stop a development in the works. The Satellite Beach City Council this week approved a change to the city code that will allow for a 27-acre project called The Vue. It will include a hotel, condos and single-family homes at A1A and Shearwater Parkway. Some residents say the project would bring too much traffic and endanger wildlife.
New Star Wars Ride Opens At Disney
(Orlando, FL) -- Disney's newest attraction appears to be a big hit. A Star Wars ride called Rise of the Resistance opened yesterday at Hollywood Studios. Lines started forming outside the park about four hours before it opened, and demand was so high, those who couldn't get on by the time the park closed last night got free park hopper passes. One woman, who got on board early, told the Orlando Sentinel it was insane and unlike any ride she had been on before.
SpaceX Liftoff Successful
(Cape Canaveral, FL) -- SpaceX is celebrating another successful liftoff. This afternoon a Falcon 9 rocket with three tons of supplies took off from Cape Canaveral. It's headed to the International Space Station for the last resupply mission of the year.
Details Released On New Snow Park
(Darby, FL) -- While many move here to get away from snow, a first-of-its-kind attraction will soon bring the snow to us. Details were released yesterday on a new snow park planning to open next year in Pasco County in Dade City. Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park is expected to open in November, and the owner says it could stay open for up to 120 days a year. Florida's first snow park will feature a sliding hill of man-made snow, a play area to make snowmen, a restaurant and light shows.
OH Bill Would Expand Sale Of Alcohol Ice Cream
(Columbus, OH) -- Ohio is considering expanding the sale of alcohol-infused ice cream. A few years ago, Ohio lawmakers passed a bill allowing alcohol-infused ice cream to be sold for consumption on the premises where it was made. Now, a new state bill would allow manufacturers to sell it to grocers, restaurants, and to the public over the internet and through delivery services. The House bill is currently making its way through the Senate. The alcohol-infused ice cream sold in Ohio contains five-percent alcohol by volume, about the same as a bottle of Budweiser.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2017, President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
1984, Berkeley, California, became the first American city to offer extended "domestic partnership" benefits to gay city employees.
1923, President Calvin Coolidge's address to a joint session of Congress became the first presidential address broadcast on radio.
1865, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, abolishing slavery.
1768, the first edition of the Encyclopedia Brittanica was published in Scotland.