Developer Announces New Project For Viera
(Melbourne, FL) -- A major change is in the works for part of Brevard County. The president of The Viera Company announced yesterday he's planning to build an urban streetscape project in Viera that will be called Borrows West. The 115-acre project will include offices, hotels, housing, shopping, dining and entertainment. He predicts it will be an important social and professional gathering place for the city and the county.
Century-Old House On The Move In Daytona Beach
(Daytona Beach, FL) -- A piece of Volusia County history is on the move. The 140-year-old Josie Rogers House is being relocated in Daytona Beach several hundred feet to the northern part of Riverfront Park. The move started on Monday, and the home was brought close to its new location yesterday. The News-Journal reports it will remain there for a few days while the cement foundation dries. The move was necessary so new features can be added to the park.
Man Arrested For Shooting At Cars
(Orlando, FL) -- A man is accused of shooting at two cars in Orange County. It happened late last night near Mills 50 at Fern Creek Ave and East Colonial Drive. Law enforcement says the man was in a car crash, and after the crash, he fired several shots at the car he was in. When a witness called police, the man then allegedly fired shots at the caller's car, but no injuries were reported.
Son Arrested In Woman's Death
(Jacksonville, FL) -- A Jacksonville man is accused of killing his mother. Michael McPherson was arrested yesterday in Key Largo for the shooting death of Stacey McPherson-Dillon. The body of the 45-year-old was found the day before in a home in Jacksonville. There's no word on a motive.
Crane Collapses Onto 275 During Storm
(Tampa, FL) -- The storm is responsible for toppling a crane onto I-275. It happened last night in St. Petersburg near Roosevelt Boulevard during the storm that led to a tornado warning. The crane is being used in the Archer Western/DeMoya Joint Venture Gateway. No one was hurt, but the collapse caused all northbound lanes to be shut down.
Pasco County Employees Praised For Protecting Flag Ahead Of Storm
(Dade City, FL) -- Two Pasco County employees are earning praise for their actions ahead of the storm. Before the storm hit the area yesterday, a county employee was seen trying to take down the American flag to prevent it from being damaged from the strong winds. Lieutenant Jason Sarne saw the man was struggling and stopped to help, all while making sure the flag didn't touch the ground. They successfully took down the flag, and a picture of them on Twitter got a hundred Likes.
Woman Sues Credit Card Company That Hasn't Paid Settlement
(Tampa, FL) -- Despite a judge's ruling in her favor, a Tampa Bay woman's fight with a credit card company continues. A judge two months ago ordered Credit One Bank to pay Linda Maravilha 75-thousand dollars for harassing phone calls. The credit card company repeatedly called her three years ago about an overdue credit card bill while her husband was in the ICU, and the calls continued after his death. Maravilha tells ABC Action News she has yet to receive payment, though, and she's now suing the credit card company in federal court.
Four Arrested For Prostitution At Broward County Spas
(Pembroke Pines, FL) -- Four women are facing prostitution charges after a sting at some massage parlors in Broward County. Pembroke Pines Police arrested the women, who are all from China, this week at three different spas on Taft Street and Pines Boulevard. Three of those arrested listed the spas where they work as their permanent addresses.
Judge From Casey Anthony Murder Trial Running For State Attorney
(Orange County, FL) -- Judge Belvin Perry, who rose to fame while presiding over the Casey Anthony murder trial in 2011, is running for the Orange-Osceola state attorney's job. Perry filed papers to run today. The judge spent 25 years on the bench, and eleven as chief assistant state attorney. Current State Attorney Aramis Ayala is not seeking re-election.
Record-Breaking Astronaut Returns To Earth
(Undated) -- An American astronaut is back on Earth after a record-breaking run in space. Christina Koch [[ cook ]] landed in Kazakhstan Thursday to put a cap on her 328-day stay on the International Space Station. That's the longest spaceflight ever by a woman. Koch also took part in the first all-female spacewalk last year. NASA says she orbited Earth more than 52-hundred times during her stay, which is about 139-million miles. President Trump welcomed Koch back on Twitter, saying she inspires young women and makes the U.S. proud.
Nebraska Man Tells Cops About Bounced Check To Prostitute, Gets Arrested
(Norfolk, NE) -- A man in Nebraska is in jail after he told cops he scammed a prostitute with a bounced check. Norfolk Police say 23-year-old Wyatt Walker paid a girl for sex after meeting online, but she returned to his residence after the check wouldn't clear due to insufficient funds. Officers responded to his residence where the sex worker had shown up with two men to collect on his debt. Walker was arrested for soliciting prostitution, the girl was taken in for prostitution, and one of the men she was with was cuffed for making threats to kill Walker unless he paid twice the original amount.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2018, Oxford Dictionary recognized "hangry" as a real word and added it to the dictionary.
1994, Michael Jordan signed a contract to play baseball for the Chicago White Sox organization.
1965, boxer Cassius Clay became a Muslim and adopted the name Muhammad Ali.
1964, Beatlemania invaded the United States. Thousands of fans crowded New York's John F. Kennedy Airport to watch as the "Fab Four" arrived in the U.S. for the first time. They later appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
1922, "Readers Digest" went on sale for the first time.