Celebration Deaths Ruled Suspicious
(Celebration, FL) -- A place in Osceola County where, one resident says, dreams come true is the scene of a tragedy. Four bodies were found in a home in Celebration this week, and deputies say the deaths are suspicious. Deputies have not identified the victims, but neighbors on Reserve Place say they're a family of five, and a man they identified as the father and husband was led away in handcuffs Monday morning. One neighbor tells Channel 9 they seemed like a happy family, but you never know what the human mind is capable of.
Man Tries To Enter Mar-a-Lago
(West Palm Beach, FL) -- An incident at Mar-a-Lago is responsible for prompting a Secret Service investigation. Palm Beach Police said yesterday a 34-year-old man from Indiana was trying to get into President Trump's home last week while the President was away. Police officers and mental health experts with the sheriff's office arrived at the scene. The man was found to be a veteran suffering from mental health issues, and no charges have been announced.
Arrest Made In Road Rage Incident
(Palm Harbor, FL) -- A driver's own dashcam video is being used against him in Pinellas County. FHP troopers yesterday arrested Jonathan Blaine for an apparent road-rage incident in Palm Harbor near Langstaff Drive. FHP says Blaine's dashcam video shows him swerving his SUV into a motorcyclist who tried to pass him, and the motorcyclist says he was injured as a result. The 35-year-old Blaine is facing charges for the incident, and he's also accused of battery on a law enforcement officer for allegedly resisting arrest.
2020 Legislative Session Begins
(Tallahassee, FL) -- The Florida 2020 Legislative session began yesterday. There are numerous issues to be considered including one requiring minors to get permission from parents before having an abortion. Governor DeSantis is promising to focus on water quality, restoring the Everglades and other environmental issues. He also pledged to make education a top priority.
Recreational Marijuana Will Not Be On 2020 Florida Ballot
(Tallahassee, FL) -- The use of recreational marijuana will not be considered by Florida voters this year. Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment say they won't have enough time to get the measure on the November ballot. Over 766-thousand signatures would need to be gathered by February first.
Cocoa Police Officer And K9 To Appear In National TV Show
(Cocoa, FL) -- A Brevard County police officer and his K9 partner will be in the national spotlight tonight. Cocoa Police Officer Dan Rhoades and Bear will be featured on tonight's episode of A&E's America's Top Dog. The two will compete against other police K9 teams on an obstacle course, and the winning team will get 10-thousand dollars. You can tune in and see how they do tonight at 9 o'clock.
UM Alum Cora Out As Red Sox Manager
(Boston, MA) -- A former Miami Hurricane is paying the price for his ties to baseball's cheating scandal. The Boston Red Sox mutually parted ways yesterday with manager and UM Hall of Famer Alex Cora. The Sox are under investigation for illegally using video to steal signs in 2018, when they won the World Series. Cora was bench coach for the Houston Astros in 2017 when they won the World Series, and Major League Baseball found Cora helped steal signals through an illegal video monitor.
Kansas Man Requests Sword Fight With Ex-Wife, Her Lawyer
(Shelby County, IA) -- A Kansas man is making a strange request of an Iowa judge. Court documents filed out of Shelby County show that 40-year-old David Ostrom wants a trial by combat so that he can fight his ex-wife and her attorney with swords. Ostrom devised the plan as a means to settle with 38-year-old Bridgette Ostrom and her lawyer Matthew Hudson, who he claims have ruined him legally in the course of custody, visitation and property tax disputes. He hopes to be given 12 weeks by the Iowa District Court in order to find katana and wakizashi swords fit for the battle. Hudson has filed a motion to the court in response, asking that Ostrom have his visitation rights suspended and undergo a court-mandated psych evaluation. The judge has said he will not be issuing a decision any time soon.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2009, in what was quickly dubbed "Miracle on the Hudson," the pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 crash-landed the plane into the freezing waters of the Hudson River near midtown Manhattan after the plane sustained major engine failure shortly after takeoff from New York's LaGuardia Airport. Pilot Chesley Sullenberger of Danville, California, an air force veteran, was hailed as a hero for putting the jet down at 165 miles an hour.
1973, President Nixon ordered an end to all military attacks against North Vietnam following progress in the Paris peace talks.
1953, President Harry Truman became the first U.S. President to use radio and television to say farewell as he left office.