Girl Dies After Shooting In Brevard County
(Palm Bay, FL) -- A girl is dead after a tragic accident in Palm Bay. Police there announced yesterday that the six-year-old died after being shot in the head on Tuesday. Police believe a ten-year-old sibling accidentally pulled the trigger in an apartment near Washington and Lipscomb streets. There's no word on who owns the gun or how the ten-year-old got possession of it.The investigation is ongoing.
Jacksonville City Councilman Discusses Hosting RNC
(Jacksonville, FL) -- A Jacksonville official is worried about the impact the Republican National Convention could have on the city. Councilman Tommy Hazouri was on CNN last night to discuss next month's convention. He says the government's primary duty is to protect the health, safety and welfare of all citizens, and if the virus gets worse, those attending the convention can expect restrictions. He says we're not going to let them go into the arena and just be willy-nilly having a great time at the expense of the people of Jacksonville.
Clay County Sheriff Vows To Deputize Citizens To Quell Riots
(Green Cove Springs, FL) -- Clay County's sheriff has a warning for protesters who turn violent. Sheriff Darryl Daniels released a video this week saying he and his deputies won't allow lawlessness and tearing up the county is unacceptable. He also says if his office can't handle the protesters, he'll deputize every lawful gun owner in the county to stand in the gap between lawlessness and civility. Daniels, who's black, says God is absent from Black Lives Matter and any group disrupting our quality of life in the U.S.
Dozens Of Businesses Fined For Violating Mask Ordinance In St. Pete
(St. Petersburg, FL) -- Dozens of Tampa Bay businesses appear to be slow to adjust to new mask policies. Tampa and St. Petersburg both require masks to be worn at businesses that serve the public, and since last week, inspections have led to fines in some cases. In St. Pete, over 50 companies were found in violation. The owner of one of those businesses tells ABC Action News he's now doing his best to make sure everyone wears a mask, washes their hands and maintains their distance.
St. Lucie County To Close Beaches For Holiday Weekend
(Fort Pierce, FL) -- Another Florida county is closing its beaches for the Fourth of July to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. St. Lucie County announced all public beaches will be closed from July 3rd through July 5th. Also, beach parking lots will be closed in the county as well as in Fort Pierce. Others planning to close beaches for the holiday weekend include Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
Miami-Dade School Board Approves Reopening Plan
(Miami, FL) -- It'll be up to parents to decide how their children resume school in Miami-Dade County. The school board yesterday approved a reopening plan for the fall semester that allows parents to choose one of four options. Children can return to school full-time, learn from home full-time, or choose one of two hybrid approaches. Parents have until July 10th to decide which plan they prefer.
Florida Police: Teacher Busted After Bragging About Teen Sex
(Lakeland, FL) -- A Florida teacher is now facing charges for allegedly having oral sex with a 15-year-old boy. Police in Lakeland say teacher Leslie Bushart was at a school graduation ceremony when she tried to smoke marijuana with the teen. Guests at the event then said Bushart approached them and drunkenly told them that she had oral sex with him because she couldn't light the joint. Bushart reportedly fled after the boy's mother found out, but she was arrested days later upon apologizing to the mother on Facebook. The middle school teacher has now been charged with lewd battery.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1985, General Motors announced the installation of electronic road maps in some of their higher priced cars.
1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The new law made it illegal to discriminate against people based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
1947, a flying object believed by many to be an alien spacecraft crashed near Roswell, New Mexico. The military later said it was a weather balloon.
1937, Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while trying to make the first around-the world flight.