Details Released In Deadly Deputy-Involved Shooting
(Deltona, FL) -- A family dispute appears to be a factor in a deadly deputy-involved shooting in Volusia County. Deputies say Deltona's Harvey Cantrell shot his sister on Christmas Eve at a home on West Gaucho Circle before three deputies shot him. The 65-year-old died, and his 73-year-old sister is in stable condition. No deputies were hurt, but the three who opened fire on Cantrell are on administrative leave.
Deputy-Involved Shooting In Marion County
(Palm Cay, FL) -- A woman is dead after a deputy-involved shooting in Marion County. It happened yesterday in Palm Cay at a home on 79th Terrace. They say the shooting came after the woman pointed a gun at deputies who responded to her 911 call. No deputies were hurt, and the FDLE is investigating.
Alleged Porch Pirate Appears In Court
(St. Petersburg, FL) -- Christmas may bring a Pinellas County woman closer to justice. St. Petersburg's Colleen Alicea was in court yesterday for allegedly being a porch pirate. She was arrested two weeks ago for allegedly stealing items, including an Apple watch, from homes over the last two months.
Couple Leaves Waitress $2K Tip
(Clearwater Beach, FL) -- A Pinellas County waitress is grateful for what she calls a Christmas miracle. Lynette Baio had no money for gifts after spending her savings on car repairs, but a couple dining at Clearwater Beach's Speggtacular on Christmas Eve left her a two-thousand dollar tip. Baio tells Fox 13 News she can't express in words how much it means to her, and she promises to pay it forward.
Tampa Bay Man Feeds Homeless
(Tampa, FL) -- A Christmas tradition is alive and well thanks to a Tampa man and his friends. Roger Thiel spent yesterday feeding the homeless at Fowler and Nebraska avenues. It was the sixth straight year he has done so, and yesterday's meal for about a hundred people included over 120 pounds of ribs. A friend who helped Thiel tells News Channel 8 Thiel is one of the most kind, caring and giving people he has ever met.
Police Warn Of Post-Christmas Thieves
(Miami Beach, FL) -- Christmas is over, but police in Broward County are warning that Grinches may still be out there. Pembroke Pines Police advised residents yesterday of steps they can take to deter robbers from targeting their homes. Thieves will be on the lookout for empty boxes left by the curb that indicate residents recently got big-screen TVs or new computers. Police say you should break down those boxes and conceal them in a garbage bag.
Preorders Begin For Baby Yoda Plush Doll
(Burbank, CA) -- Disney is answering the calls for a new Baby Yoda. An eleven-inch plus doll arrives in March. Baby Yoda has become a global superstar since "The Mandolorian" launched on Disney-plus. He's officially called "The Child." Products have been selling out including shirts, puzzles and tote bags. But figurines won't be available until May including a talking Baby Yoda. Preorders for the plush doll are underway now for 25-bucks.
Australian Mall Balloon Drop Causes Horrible Stampede
(Australia) -- Over a dozen holiday shoppers in Australia are injured following a balloon drop at a Sydney mall. Authorities say as part of a holiday promotion at Westfield Mall balloons containing money vouchers were dropped from the ceiling. The drop is said to have caused a stampede as shoppers pushed and shoved each other over to get to the vouchers. A witness said people even destroyed a Christmas display as they wrestled for the items. Five people were rushed to the hospital, three suffered critical injuries, and several others were treated for scrapes and bruises at the scene.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1996, six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey was found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family's Boulder, Colorado, home.
1991, the gun Jack Ruby used to kill Lee Harvey Oswald was sold at auction for 220-thousand dollars.
1982, a computer was honored as "Time" magazine's "Man of the Year."
1919, an agreement around the transfer of Babe Ruth from the Red Sox to the Yankees was reached.
1917, American railroads were taken over by the federal government for the remainder of WWI.