Deadly Stabbing At Worksite
(Orlando, FL) -- A man is dead after an incident of workplace violence in Orange County. Mason Toney was arrested last night for allegedly stabbing his boss, Steven Knight, to death yesterday morning at a construction site on the Florida Turnpike near Exit 254. Knight's family says the 28-year-olds were childhood friends, and Knight recently got Toney the job. Deputies have not revealed a possible motive.
Pillowcase Rapist Arrested
(Miami, FL) -- A DNA test is responsible for solving a decades-old cold case. Police this weekend arrested a man known as the Pillowcase Rapist for dozens of alleged rapes over five years in the 1980s in South Florida. Robert Koehler was identified as the suspect after a DNA test which led police to Palm Bay where the 60-year-old was living as a registered sex offender. He was known as the Pillowcase Rapist because he would sometimes use a pillowcase to cover the faces of his victims.
Dozens Arrested In Wheels Up, Guns Down Event
(Miami, FL) -- As we reported might happen here on Friday, over two dozen people are facing charges in Miami-Dade County for their roles in an illegal holiday tradition. Police yesterday arrested 25 people for riding ATVs on city streets. In addition, over 30 ATVs were seized, and over 40 tickets were handed out. The Wheels Up, Guns Down event takes place every Martin Luther King, Jr. Day despite warnings from police.
Polk County Pastor To Launch Free Broadband Service
(Lakeland, FL) -- A Polk County pastor has a dream to close the digital divide. H.B. Holmes is pastor at Lakeland's Rhema World of Faith International, and he announced yesterday he'll offer free broadband service throughout the city. He unveiled his plan to the crowd at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr, Prayer Breakfast, and he said it would involve building 10 towers around the city. Holmes says it's an indictment against the city that some kids are falling behind because they lack internet access.
Orlando Water Parks Close Because Of Cold Weather
(Orlando, FL) -- The return of cold weather is again having an impact on Central Florida's water parks. Universal Orlando's Volcano Bay and SeaWorld Orlando's Aquatica are closed through Wednesday because of the chilly temperatures. Walt Disney World's two water parks, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, were already closed for maintenance.
TikTok User Has Cancerous Growth Removed Thanks To Viewers
(Undated) -- Social media may have saved a man's life. Twenty-four-year-old Alex Griswold says after he posted a video on social media site TikTok last month, viewers urged him to get a mole on his back checked out by a doctor. Two people who saw Griswold's "what it's like being married" video warned him that the mole looked cancerous. He shared a new video Friday, saying he avoided skin cancer because of two strangers. The software developer with nearly 476-thousand TikTok followers said a week after viewers noticed the irregular growth, he went to a dermatologist who performed a biopsy. A week later, he was told it needed to be removed.
New Book Suggests UFOs Are Time Machines
(Butte, MT) -- A new book suggests UFOs might not be piloted by aliens, but humans from the future. In "Identified Flying Objects: A Multidisciplinary Scientific Approach to the UFO Phenomenon," Montana Technological University anthropology professor Michael Masters offers up the idea that humans in the distant future could develop time machines, the UFOs people report today. Masters says that would likely be the simplest explanation.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2004, the Recording Industry Association of America announced that it had filed more than 500 lawsuits against individuals who downloaded copyrighted material without paying.
1994, Lorena Bobbitt was acquitted by reason of temporary insanity of maliciously wounding her husband.
1977, President Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft dodgers.
1954, the United States launched the USS Nautilus. It was the world's first nuclear submarine.
1908, the Sullivan Ordinance was enacted in New York City making it illegal for women to smoke in public establishments.