Deadly Deputy-Involved Shooting In Orange County
(Orlando, FL) -- A man is dead after he was shot by deputies in Orange County. It happened around 6:00 last night near Rouse Road and Colonial Drive. Deputies say the man ran into a store with a knife, and employees called 911. When two deputies arrived, the sheriff's office says the man refused to drop his knife, and when he moved toward the deputies, he was shot.
Police Officer Attacked In Ormond Beach
(Ormond Beach, FL) -- A Volusia County gang member is accused of attacking a police officer. Holly Hill's Dillon Calisi was arrested early yesterday in Ormond Beach after an incident that started on South Atlantic Ave. Police say when an officer approached a car Calisi was in, he jumped out, hit the officer in the head, tried to take the officer's Taser and then drove off. After the 26-year-old crashed his car, there was a two-and-a-half-hour standoff with Calisi, who was armed, and tear gas and a sting-ball grenade were used to take him into custody.
Jail Inmate Facing More Charges
(Titusville, FL) -- A man already behind bars in Brevard County is now in more trouble. Melbourne's Keshawn Johnson was charged last week for allegedly stealing a car over a month ago from a dealership on US One. The 20-year-old had already been arrested for an incident last month where police say he was driving a stolen car that almost hit a patrol car. In addition, Johnson had his driver's license revoked last year.
Driver In Hot Car Death To Be Sentenced Today
(Orlando, FL) -- A daycare worker responsible for a boy's death will be sentenced today. Deborah St. Charles could get 15 years in prison for leaving a three-year-old boy in a hot van she was driving for Little Miracles Academy in 2017. Myles Hill was left in the van for 12 hours and died of heat exposure. St. Charles pled no contest four months ago to manslaughter by culpable negligence.
Man Killed In Rap Video Shooting
(Sweetwater, FL) -- A man is dead after a rap video filming turned violent in Miami-Dade County. It happened in Sweetwater Saturday near Southwest 112th Ave and Seventh Street. Police say during an argument, the victim pulled out a machete, but the other man pulled out a gun and shot him. No arrest has been announced, and there's no word on what the argument was about.
Shooting At Miccosukee Resort And Gaming
(Miami, FL) -- Two people are hurt after a shooting at a popular casino in Miami-Dade County. The shooting took place early yesterday at Miccosukee Resort and Gaming. Both victims were taken to the hospital, but there's no word on their conditions. No arrest has been announced, and there's no word on a motive.
Suspect Arrested After Driving Van Through Republican Voter Registration Tent
(Jacksonville, FL) -- A suspect is in custody in Jacksonville after driving a van through a Republican Party voter registration tent. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says Gregory Timm is in custody after driving a van through the Duval County Republican Party's voter sign up tent in a Walmart parking lot yesterday. Timm drove through the tent knocking over tables and chairs. A JSO statement says the 27-year old suspect faces several charges including aggravated assault and driving on a suspended license. No one was hurt in the incident which is still under investigation.
Chinese New Year Festival Canceled
(Miami, FL) -- Concern about the coronavirus are responsible for changing plans in Miami-Dade County. Organizers announced last week that the Chinese New Year Festival for next weekend is canceled. The annual event was set for next Sunday at the Kendall Campus of Miami-Dade College. The festival's chairman told the Miami Herald this weekend organizers were worried concerns about the illness would affect attendance and possibly lead to bankruptcy.
1st Grade Teacher Arrested In Drug Sting At School
(Jacksonville, FL) -- A school teacher in Jacksonville faces drug charges after getting arrested in a sting while at school. Valerie Lee Prince thought she was in contact with a drug dealer who actually was an undercover officer when she called from school to set up a methamphetamine purchase. The arrest happened Thursday afternoon while she was at Jacksonville Heights Elementary School where she teaches first grade. County deputies said on Friday that Prince now faces meth possession charges and has had her teaching credentials revoked by district officials.
Woman Reunited With Missing Dog After Picture On Beer Can
(St. Paul, MN) -- A missing dog is back home after her owner spotted her picture on a beer can. Last month, Monica Mathis saw what she thought was a picture of her dog Hazel on a beer can for Florida's Motorworks Brewing on Facebook. The brewery was promoting four new cans featuring dogs that were up for adoption. Mathis, who lives in Minnesota, got in touch with the shelter Hazel was at and it turned out her hunch was right. Hazel went missing in Iowa, but it's unclear how she made it to Florida.
Oregon US Bank Changes Heart Over Firing Of Generous Employees
(Portland, OR) -- An Oregon bank is offering two employees their jobs back after they were fired when one gave 20-dollars to a customer in need. It was Christmas Eve when Marc Eugenio was running low on gas and couldn't get a paycheck cleared for deposit into his account. He called the U.S. Bank customer care line in Portland for help and while they couldn't clear his check, supervisor Abigail Gilbert gave representative Emily James 20-bucks and allowed her to meet Eugenio at a gas station. That move got both of them fired for violating company policy, but U.S. Bank has had a change of heart and offered to rehire both at their old positions.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2016, model Ashley Graham became the first size 16 model to be featured in the "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit issue.
1994, five astronauts and one Russian cosmonaut returned to Earth aboard the space shuttle Discovery after the first joint United States-Russian space shuttle mission.
1990, 50-to-one underdog James "Buster" Douglas took the title when he knocked out undisputed heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson in Tokyo, Japan. It is widely regarded as the most stunning upset in boxing history.
1978, Van Halen released its debut album.
1863, the fire extinguisher was patented by Alanson Crane.