Williams In Court For Child's Death
(Jacksonville, FL) -- Bloodstains in a Jacksonville apartment could offer details on the death of Taylor Williams. Mom Brianna Williams is facing charges in the death of her five-year-old daughter, whose body was found in Alabama four months ago. Evidence revealed yesterday shows detectives found bloodstains in six places in Williams' Southside apartment, which could be where Taylor was killed. Brianna claimed her daughter was kidnapped, and she's currently charged with child neglect, but not with killing her.
Lawmakers Approve Millions For Wrongly-Imprisoned Jacksonville Man
(Tallahassee, FL) -- A Jacksonville man is a step closer to being compensated for a wrong that almost cost him his life. The state Senate yesterday approved two-million dollars in compensation for 76-year-old Clifford Williams. He spent over 40 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, and he was sentenced to death at one point. District 6 Senator Audrey Gibson sponsored the bill containing the compensation, and she tells News4Jax when the state makes a mistake, it has a duty to fix it.
Third Person Tests Positive For Coronavirus
(Tallahassee, FL) -- Another woman in Florida has the coronavirus. State health officials announced yesterday a 22-year-old California resident, who's staying at the home of a Hillsborough County patient, has tested positive for COVID-19, but the CDC has yet to confirm the test results. The sister of one of the two women lives in the same house, and all three are under self-quarantine. That would make three people who have come down with the coronavirus, including a 60-year-old man in Manatee County.
Orlando Conference Canceled Due To Coronavirus
(Orlando, FL) -- The coronavirus is having an impact on Central Florida business tourism. A higher education technology company called Ellucian announced yesterday it has canceled a conference scheduled for Orlando next month. The Virginia-based company cited growing concerns about COVID-19. Also, Amazon, Intel, Salesforce and Cisco each announced they're pulling out of a conference set for next week in Orlando. President Trump is scheduled to speak at that event.
Florida Students Build 7-Foot Hall Monitor
(Orlando, FL) -- A group of Florida students are showing off their very own 'robocop.' The Lockhart Middle School students in Orlando built a robot to patrol the campus and keep kids in their classrooms. The robotic hall monitor's name is Bob, is seven feet tall and has a camera and movable arm. It was built as part of a program that promotes STEM education. The group also put together a replica World War Two airplane that is capable of flying.
Woman Feels No Pain After Snorting Huge Amount Of LSD
(Undated) -- One woman came back from a very bad trip to some great physical benefits. A case study in the Journal of Studies On Alcohol and Drugs reports that in 2015 that woman snorted about 55 milligrams of pure LSD in powder form, which she initially thought to be cocaine. She took more than 550 times of the typical recreational dose of LSD, which is about 100 micrograms. This sent her on a harrowing 24-hour trip where she sat solemnly in a chair, blacked out, and then vomited in a rough and repetitious cycle. However, after it ended, the woman told doctors that she could no longer feel the chronic pain in her feet and ankles from Lyme disease. Further research indicates that within two years she was able to stop depending on the morphine she used for that pain.
Lithuanian Man Locks Up Wife Over Coronavirus Fears
(Lithuania) -- A Lithuanian woman won't press charges against her husband after he locked up her because he feared she had contracted the coronavirus. Mirror reports that the man, who lives in southern Lithuania, discovered his wife had met a Chinese woman who had traveled to Italy, where COVID-19 is rapidly spreading. The germaphobe then called doctors to consult over the phone and decided to quarantine his wife by locking her in the bathroom. She managed to call the police who freed her and tested her out of caution. Her results came back negative. There is only one confirmed case of the virus in the European country.
TODAY IN HISTORY
2019, Democrats announce their corruption investigation to President Trump.
1994, four Arab defendants were found guilty of all counts against them in relation to the bombing of New York's World Trade Center Complex in February, 1993. The blast underneath the world famous Twin Towers caused six deaths and injured over one thousand.
1989, Time Incorporated and Warner Communications Incorporated announced plans to merge into the world's largest media and entertainment conglomerate.
1861, Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the 16th president of the United States.
1791, Vermont was admitted to the Union as the 14th state.
1789, the Constitution of the United States went into effect.