House Votes To Impeach Trump, Gaetz Calls It Slap In Face
(Washington, DC) -- Florida Republican Matt Gaetz [[ gates ]] is calling the House's decision to impeach President Trump a slap in the face to the Americans who voted for him. House Democrats voted yesterday to impeach Trump on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. They say Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate his political rivals. Representative Gaetz said Democrats should shoulder a heavy burden of shame and guilt.
Poll: Nearly Half Of Floridians Divided On Trump Impeachment
(Orlando, FL) -- Nearly half of Floridians are divided when it comes to impeaching President Trump. A Mason-Dixon poll out yesterday shows 46-percent of registered voters in the state who're surveyed support impeaching the president, while 50-percent oppose it. The rest of those polled aren't fans of the president but don't want to impeach him either. The House voted last night to impeach Trump on two articles -- abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. A Senate trial is expected to begin next month.
Teenage Girl Hit, Killed By School Bus In West Palm Beach
(West Palm, Beach, FL) -- A 15-year-old girl is dead after she was hit by a school bus near West Palm Beach. The accident happened yesterday in the 17-hundred-block of Haverhill Road. Palm Beach sheriff's officials say the victim was trapped underneath the school bus. She was freed and rushed to a trauma center where she later died. It's not clear if the bus driver will face charges.
Police: Miami-Dade Woman Had Sex With Minor, Directed Him To Sell Drugs
(Miami, FL) -- A twenty-two-year-old woman police say is involved in gang activity is facing multiple charges after videos of her having sex with a minor were found. Miami-Dade Police arrested Irabelis Carrazana after the fifteen-year-old victim told investigators he'd been having a relationship with her since he was fourteen. Carrazana is also alleged to have directed the boy to sell drugs on behalf of someone else. She's currently being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.
Pensacola Man Pays Heat Bill For 3 Dozen Families
(Pensacola, FL) -- It's not clear whether a Pensacola area man is paying it forward, or paying it back. Either way, three dozen families who were about to have their heat shut off for non payment are staying warm. A 73-year-old Gulf Breeze businessman who says his own family's heat was turned off several years ago, spent 43-hundred dollars to keep the same thing from happening to others.
Toy Maker Expanding Line Of Plastic Green Army Women
(Scranton, PA) -- More little green women will soon be marching into homes. The toy maker who took a chance on its first plastic green army woman this year is expanding the lineup. The Pennsylvania company says demand is through the roof and not just from kids. A 67-year-old woman recently emailed saying she wished for a set six decades ago. Well now, her wish is coming true. Twelve more figurines will be made and ready by next Christmas.
Former Wisconsin Deputy Charged With Home Break-Ins
(Jefferson, WI) -- A former deputy in Jefferson County, Wisconsin is looking at felony charges after investigators say she broke into people's homes while they were at funerals. Prosecutors detailed the case against Janelle Gericke, with the D.A. saying she'd look-up obituaries and then go to the homes of relatives of the deceased, or the dead person's home and break-in. Investigators started tracking her after catching her outside a home earlier this year. Gericke was fired by the sheriff back in July, and she's due in court at the end of the month.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1998, President Clinton was impeached by the Republican-controlled House on perjury and obstruction of justice articles. The 42nd chief executive became only the second president to be ordered to stand trial in the Senate, where, like Andrew Johnson before him, he was acquitted.
1985, ABC Sports announced it was releasing announcer Howard Cosell from all television commitments.
1918, Robert Ripley began his "Believe It or Not" column in the "New York Globe."