Deadly Shooting Saved Woman's Life
(Cocoa, FL) -- A police officer in Brevard County is being praised as a hero. That's what Cocoa Police Chief Mike Cantaloupe said yesterday about Officer Brian Fredette, who shot and killed a man Wednesday. Cantaloupe says Fredette shot Renard Daniels as Daniels was stabbing a woman near Prospect Community Park. The 55-year-old Daniels died at the scene, the woman was treated and released.
Former Police Officer To Plead Guilty To Child Porn Charges
(St. Petersburg, FL) -- A former decorated police officer is likely going to prison. Court documents filed this week show former St. Petersburg Officer Matthew Enhoffer has agreed to a plea deal after his arrest four months ago on child porn charges. The 34-year-old will admit in court next month to possessing and distributing child porn. Five years ago, Enhoffer received the Medal of Valor for saving the life of another officer.
Fort Lauderdale Police Officer Attacked
(Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- A man is accused of attacking a police officer in Broward County. Fort Lauderdale Police say Marcelas Jones attacked a female officer yesterday after a crash on Northwest 19th Street. The officer Tased the 29-year-old to stop him from leaving the scene, but Jones allegedly punched her, choked her and shoved her against a fence. She suffered minor injuries.He's facing charges that include aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer.
Sheriff Tony Warns ATV Riders Ahead Of MLK Day
(Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- There's a warning for those who plan to take part in an annual MLK Day ritual. The Broward County Sheriff's Office and Miami-Dade Police yesterday promised to crack down on those who take part in the Wheels Up, Guns Down event this weekend. Participants ride their ATVs on city streets, which is illegal, and in some cases, they ride recklessly. Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony says his officers will enforce every law on the books to ensure safety, and Miami-Dade Police say ATVs will be seized.
Girl Tries Internet Dare, Gets Burned
(St. Petersburg, FL) -- An eleven-year-old St. Petersburg girl is recovering from second-degree burns. Fire investigators believe she may have tried a dangerous social media challenge. The fire challenge calls for individuals to pour a flammable liquid on their skin, light it and record it. Not only was the girl severely injured, her house caught fire.
Biden Leads In New Florida Poll
(Undated) -- Florida Democrats appear to be strongly behind one candidate to defeat Donald Trump. A new poll shows Joe Biden with a 26 point lead over Bernie Sanders. The Florida Atlantic University poll has Biden at 42 percent, while the Vermont senator is at 16 percent. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is third at ten percent. In head-to-head matchups, the poll found all three would beat President Trump.
Snowball Fight Postponed Because Of Too Much Snow
(Vancouver) -- An annual snowball fight at a Canada college was postponed due to - you guessed it - too much snow. A snowstorm Wednesday forced the University of British Columbia to delay its campus-wide icy fight. The weather also led to classes being canceled at its Point Grey campus. The battle was rescheduled. Organizers say around three-thousand participated in the fight last year that's meant to provide students with a break from their studies.
Ben & Jerry's New Netflix Ice Cream
(Los Gatos, CA) -- The term Netflix and Chill is so popular, it now has its own ice cream. Ben and Jerry's is releasing "Netflix and Chill'd" to pair with binge-watching. The new flavor is peanut butter ice cream with a pretzel swirl and fudge brownie bits. The idea is to satisfy both salty and sweet cravings. But beware, downing the entire carton during a show adds up to nearly 12-hundred calories.
Japanese Woman Forced To Take Pregnancy Test Before Flight
(Saipan) -- A Japanese woman says she was forced to take a pregnancy test before boarding a flight from Hong Kong to Saipan. The Wall Street Journal reports 25-year-old Midori Nishida, who was traveling to visit her parents on the U.S. Pacific island, was chosen for a random "fit to fly" check by Hong Kong Express Airways. Nishida was forced to take a pregnancy test in the airport bathroom before she was let back on the plane. The airline says it was part of their effort to weed out "birth tourism" concerns, where expectant women give birth in certain destinations to make their babies eligible for U.S. citizenship. The trend is especially tracked in Saipan, as more tourists than residents have given birth in the Northern Mariana Islands over the last tracked year. The airline apologized to Nishida, whose test was negative, and said the practice check will be suspended and reviewed.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2017, Wikileaks discloser Chelsea Manning had her prison sentence reduced from 35 years to seven by President Obama.
2006, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal government could not stop Oregon's assisted suicide law. The court voted six-to-three that the government can't prevent doctors from helping terminally ill patients in Oregon end their lives.
1950, 11 men robbed one-point-two-million dollars in cash and one-point-five-million-dollars in securities from an armored car in Boston, Massachusetts.
1916, the Professional Golf Association was formed in New York City.