Demings, Steube Discuss Impeachment
(Washington, DC) -- We live in the times that George Washington feared. That's what Congresswoman Val Demings said last night while the House Judiciary Committee, which she sits on, discussed articles of impeachment against President Trump. The 10th District Democrat said Washington feared that unprincipled men would find their way into the White House, and those times have found us. She Tweets Trump must be held accountable, but 17th District Republican Greg Steube, who also sits on the committee, says Democrats have no case because there was no crime.
Instructors Want To Be Armed After NAS-Pensacola Attack
(Pensacola, FL) -- Some stationed at NAS-Pensacola believe a simple policy change could have prevented the deadly mass shooting. A group of instructor pilots want the Navy to lift a ban that prevents them from carrying guns on the base, and they say they have no confidence that the base's armed security guards can be counted on in an emergency. They also tell Fox News the gunman in last week's shooting went 10 minutes before being confronted by anyone with a gun and that amounts to an eternity. Senator Rick Scott tweeted that he has been assured that all Saudi students will remain in the area until the investigation concludes.
Pastor, Disney Worker, Pro Golfer Among Those Arrested In Human Trafficking Sting
(Bartow, FL) -- Over a hundred people, ranging in age from 19 to 70, are facing charges after an undercover sex sting. Sheriff Grady Judd yesterday announced the details of Operation Santa's Naughty List, which included the arrests of two theme park employees, a pastor and a golf pro. Some of the suspects were arrested after allegedly arranging to have sex with a minor, and almost half were arrested for prostitution. Judd believes at least some of those arrested for prostitution are or were victims of human trafficking.
Broward Deputy Fired Over Incident With Teen
(Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- A Broward County deputy is out of a job for a violent encounter with a black teenager. Sheriff Gregory Tony announced yesterday he has fired Deputy Christopher Krickovich for punching 15-year-old Delucca Rolle and slamming his head into the ground. The incident eight months ago at a Tamarac McDonald's was caught on video and spread online. Tony's firing of the 29-year-old Krickovich comes despite a recommendation by the Professional Standards Committee that Krickovich be exonerated.
Port Canaveral Approves Expanding Cruise Terminal
(Port Canaveral, FL) -- Work is underway to bring larger cruise ships to Port Canaveral. The Canaveral Port Authority Board yesterday approved a contract to expand Cruise Terminal 5. When complete, the port will accommodate ships exceeding 11-hundred feet long, which is over a hundred feet more than is currently allowed. The two million dollar project should start in June and take about nine months to finish.
Squirrel Caught On Surveillance Camera Stealing Package
(Los Angeles, CA) -- A sneaky squirrel will not be facing charges after being caught on camera stealing a package in Southern California. The sprightly porch pirate can be seen stealing an Amazon package from the front of a home in San Pedro earlier this week. A passerby spotted the crime as it happened and returned the package.
British Man Says Amazon Driver Peed On His Floor
(England) -- A British man never guessed he would find that an Amazon delivery driver had peed on his floor. That's what Jamie Lappin, of North Lincolnshire, told media outlets when discussing a recent delivery made to his house. Lappin says the driver brought some Christmas gifts to his home, and asked to use his bathroom. Lappin let him, but was shocked to find that the man had completely missed the toilet and urinated all over the floor. Before the driver left, Lappin reportedly confronted him and made him clean up the bathroom. The man hasn't named the driver because he doesn't want him to get in trouble.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2000, a divided U.S. Supreme Court reversed a state court decision for recounts in Florida's contested presidential election. The decision effectively transformed George W. Bush into the president-elect.
1900, Charles M. Schwab formed the United States Steel Corporation. It became one of the richest companies in the world.
1899, the wooden golf tee was patented by George Grant of Boston, Massachusetts.