DEO Reports Data Breach
(Tallahassee, FL) -- Those frustrated with trying to get unemployment benefits may have another reason to be upset. The Department of Economic Opportunity revealed yesterday that there was a data breach. About a hundred people apparently had their personal info compromised, and the DEO says all have been notified and offered identity theft protection. The DEO is the agency in charge of the unemployment system that has been the subject of many complaints across the state.
Daytona Beach May Reopen Parks And Pools
(Daytona Beach, FL) -- Plans are in the works to reopen more of Daytona Beach. Fire Chief Dru Driscoll told the city commission yesterday that he's working on how to reopen the city's pools and parks. He says those plans could be announced in a couple weeks.
Curry Won't Require Masks In Public
(Jacksonville, FL) -- While businesses can require masks, it's unlikely the city of Jacksonville will. Mayor Lenny Curry said yesterday he believes people should wear masks in public, but he also said he won't mandate it. He says he doesn't want to turn the city into a police state.
Three Luxury Yachts Destroyed In Fire
(Miami, FL) -- A fire is responsible for destroying three luxury yachts in Miami. The fire started yesterday morning in Virginia Key at a marina near the Rickenbacker Causeway. Three other boats were damaged, but no one was hurt. There's no word on a cause, and no estimate of the damages was released.
Car With Expensive Art Inside Reported Stolen
(Miami, FL) -- A search for a stolen SUV is underway, but what's inside the car is even more valuable. Miami Police say someone stole a Range Rover yesterday morning from a home in a gated community near Belle Meade Boulevard and 74th Street. Artist Alec Monopoly owns the Range Rover, and he says four of his paintings inside the SUV are worth a quarter-of-a-million dollars. Monopoly is offering a 15-thousand-dollar reward.
800 Pound Sea Turtle Found On Brevard County Beach
(Indialantic, FL) -- An endangered animal is back in familiar surroundings after startling people in Brevard County. An 800-pound leatherback sea turtle was seen nesting yesterday on the beach in Indialantic near the boardwalk. The turtle, named Vienna, was tagged four years ago when it nested on Juno Beach, but experts tell Florida Today they're a rare sight in Indialantic. A UCF researcher says finding her yesterday was like hitting the lottery.
Peruvian Mayor Posed As Dead Body To Avoid Arrest
(Peru) -- One Peruvian mayor is in custody for ignoring rules related to the nation's coronavirus lockdown. The Evening Standard reports Jamie Rolando Urbina Torres was out drinking in the city of Tantara even though it defied public health orders to stay at home. Police say Torres jumped into a coffin and pretended to be a dead coronavirus victim to avoid arrest. Officers still managed to bust the mayor and posted a picture of him in the coffin online. Torres has already faced backlash for not implementing health and safety checks within the city. He is charged with violating curfew and social distancing laws.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2016, women who flew planes during World War Two were once again allowed to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. A law was passed allowing the ashes of female pilots who flew in the Women Airforce Service Pilots Program to be laid to rest at the military cemetery.
1985, U.S. sailor Michael Walker was arrested aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Nimitz. He and his father, John Walker, were later convicted of spying for the Soviet Union.
1947, the first ballistic missile was fired.
1803, the first public library opened in Salisbury, Connecticut.