SpaceX Marks Successful Rocket Launch
(Cape Canaveral, FL) -- SpaceX can celebrate a successful launch. The company last night sent a Falcon 9 rocket into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The rocket was carrying a communications satellite for Asia and the Pacific. One problem, though, was the rocket's fairing halves could not be recovered by ships waiting in the Atlantic Ocean.
Jogger Reports Attempted Sexual Battery
(Orlando, FL) -- Joggers in Orlando should be aware of a recent incident. Police say a man tried to sexually assault a woman early Friday morning while she was jogging in Baldwin Park. The woman claims the man grabbed her from behind on Lake Baldwin Lane, but he ran off when she screamed. He's described as Hispanic, six-feet tall and with hair slightly less than shoulder length.
Road Crew Worker Helps Police Catch Wrong-Way Drunk Driver
(DeLand, FL) -- A road crew member is credited with helping deputies catch a drunk wrong-way driver in Volusia County. Deputies say Osceola County's Parker Keith was drunk and speeding the wrong way on I-4 this weekend when, they say, a road crew worker manually popped a hole in Keith's tires. That only stopped him temporarily, but deputies were able to catch the 22-year-old from St. Cloud about a minute later in Deltona. Deputies say Keith's breathalyzer results were almost twice the legal limit.
Prosecutors In Court Over Gitmo Death
(Jacksonville, FL) -- The blood of a Marine Corps veteran could play a crucial role in an upcoming trial into his death. Naval Captain John Nettleton will go on trial next month for his role in the death four years ago of Christopher Tur at Guantanamo Bay. At a pre-trial hearing yesterday in Jacksonville, prosecutors said Tur's blood was found in Nettleton's home and on his dock. Nettleton's lawyers said allowing that to be mentioned at trial could lead jurors to think Nettleton murdered Tur, but it has never been determined that the 42-year-old was murdered.
Naked Man Arrested For Attempted Murder
(Miami, FL) -- A naked man is responsible for causing a commotion in Miami-Dade County. Hallandale Beach Police say Walter Martin apparently was thrown off a second-floor balcony yesterday morning at the Islands Martinique condos on Ocean Drive. Police say he then ran, naked, through the parking lot, jumped on the back of a moving car, fought with a valet, stole a car, hit an officer with the car, was shot at by the officer, and was caught in Golden Beach after trying to get away on foot. The 28-year-old was taken to the hospital, but there's no word on his condition. Martin will face several charges, including attempted murder.
Popeyes Takes Shot At Chick-Fil-A in New Hiring Campaign
(Undated) -- Popeyes is hiring, and they're making sure Chick-Fil-A knows. Running a classified ad in a number of papers, including the New York Times, New York Post, Boston Globe, and Miami Herald, the company is seeking applicants who can work Sundays and who have experience preparing chicken sandwiches. Chick-fil-A is famously closed Sundays. Popeyes introduced a chicken sandwich to its national menu in August, and promptly started trading barbs on social media with Chick-fil-A, starting the "chicken sandwich wars," spurring nationwide taste tests, long lines and sell outs.
Wisconsin Woman Calls Police Because Of Wrong KFC Order
(Waukesha, WI) -- Wisconsin police are not in the business of handling incorrect orders at fast food restaurants. That's what one woman found out when she called them to a KFC in Waukesha, claiming an employee was "giving her attitude." The entire situation, officers learned, started after the woman was given the incorrect meal upon ordering a chicken sandwich. The staff tried to give her another sandwich, but she wanted her money back instead, prompting her to call police while sitting in the drive-thru. She was warned that this was not a police issue.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2017, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" has the second largest opening weekend in North America when it earns 220-million nationally and 450-million dollars world wide.
2015, a close friend of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook was charged in connection with the mass shooting that left 14 people dead. Enrique Marquez bought the rifles Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, used when they opened fire at a holiday party on December 2nd, 2015.
1976, Ted Turner-owned WTCG Television in Atlanta, Georgia, changed its calls letters to WTBS. The new station was uplinked via satellite to become the first commercial TV station to cover the entire United States. It started on four cable systems and was available in 24-thousand homes.
1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first successful controlled flight of a powered aircraft at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.