Newman Suffers Serious Injuries In Daytona 500 Crash
(Daytona Beach, FL) -- NASCAR's Ryan Newman is hurt after a fiery crash at the Daytona 500. His number-6 car hit the wall yesterday on the final lap, went airborne, landed on its roof, caught fire and slid along the track. The 42-year-old was taken to Halifax Hospital Medical Center.He's in serious condition, but is expected to survive. Denny Hamlin took the checkered flag for his third Daytona 500 win.
Witnesses Blame Crash On Street Racing
(Miami Gardens, FL) -- Street racing may be to blame for a crash that hurt two people in Miami-Dade County. Miami Gardens Police say a driver lost control of his Chevy Impala yesterday on US 441, crossed the median and collided head-on with another car. The Impala driver was ejected, and the Jaws of Life had to be used to free the other driver. A witness tells 7News the Impala and another car were racing, but the other car avoided the collision and fled the scene.
Man Killed By Train In Polk County
(Auburndale, FL) -- A man is dead after getting hit by a train in Polk County. Deputies say the man was on the tracks yesterday afternoon in Auburndale when he was hit by an Amtrak train. The train was carrying over a hundred passengers from Miami to New York.No one on board was hurt.
Ground Broken For New Brevard County Charter School
(Viera, FL) -- A new and unique education option is coming to Brevard County. Ground was broken last week in Viera on Stadium Parkway for Pinecrest Academy Space Coast. The STEM-based K-through-6 charter school is set to open in August with up to 600 students. The school will be the first in Brevard to offer an immersive dual-language program.
St. Augustine Man Accused Of Burglarizing Multi-Million Dollar Penthouse Owned By Taylor Swift's Dad
(St. Petersburg, FL) -- A St. Augustine man is accused of burglarizing a multi-million dollar penthouse owned by the father of pop star Taylor Swift. The property is in St. Petersburg and police say they have video of Terrence Hoover getting past security through an emergency stairwell. Once inside the condo, there was a scuffle with Scott Swift, before the suspect ran off. He was later arrested and is being held on a 50-thousand dollar bond.
Pasco Woman Arrested For Stabbing Child In Back
(Pasco County, FL) -- A Pasco County woman stands accused of stabbing a child in the back at least once. The attack happened in January in New Port Richey, but 38-year-old Evelyn Marie Haus was just arrested Sunday. The child survived. What led to the incident is not being disclosed.
(Cape Canaveral, FL) -- Yesterday SpaceX sent up a Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral with 60 Starlink Satellites to help provide high-speed internet around the world. But the reusable rocket booster was supposed to make a controlled landing on a platform, but instead it fell into the ocean.
NASA: First Astronaut Launch From U.S. Soil Since 2011 To Be From Florida
(Brevard County, FL) -- NASA says SpaceX will be the first company to launch astronauts into space from American soil since 2011. The launch will be from Cape Canaveral. Boeing was competing for the honor but ran into technical glitches. The launch date has not been announced.
New Dog Collar Swears Every Time Dog Barks
(Undated) -- Instead of woof, imagine your dog dropping an F-bomb. It's thanks to a new 'Cuss Collar' by a company known for quirky products. The 60-dollar gag gift has pre-recorded swear words and throws one out each time the dog barks. Apparently, it's in high demand. It's all sold out online but the products will be restocked. Those interested can go to 'cuss-collar-dot-com' and text a phone number for alerts.
Wisconsin Airport First To Add Coat Check
(Milwaukee, WI) -- Those flying out of Wisconsin in the winter can now escape to sunshine without their heavy coat. The Milwaukee Mitchell Airport claims its the first in the nation to add a coat check. It debuted just in time for the busy spring break travel season. Officials say it beats cramming a coat in a carry-on and lugging it on the plane. The cost is two-bucks a day.TDC- are you listening?
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2019, investigators in Minnesota were able to solve a 25 year murder when they ran DNA through a geneology test and found a suspect.
2001, veteran FBI agent Robert Philip Hanssen was arrested, accused of spying for Russia for more than 15 years.
1970, five of the Chicago Seven defendants were found guilty of crossing state lines to incite a riot at the 1968 Democratic national convention.All were acquitted of conspiracy charges.
1885, Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" was published in the United States for the first time.