Brevard County Bar Sues To Stay Open
(Cocoa Village, FL) -- Some Brevard County business owners say they're fighting for their rights. Cocoa Village's George and Dragon English Tavern sued the state yesterday to remain open after regulators suspended their liquor license this week. The bar was allegedly serving alcohol on site, which bars are not allowed to do. The lawyer for the bar's owners tells Florida Today the suspension is unconstitutional.
Daytona Beach Imposing Fines For Mask Violators
(Daytona Beach, FL) -- Daytona Beach is cracking down on those who don't wear a mask. The city commission voted yesterday to impose fines on those who don't comply with orders to wear a mask in indoor public places. Fines will range from 50 dollars to 150 dollars.
Broward County May Announce Shutdown
(Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- Residents and businesses in Broward County may need to brace for another shutdown. Vice Mayor Steven Geller said yesterday another complete shutdown could be announced in the next week or two. County Commissioner Barbara Sharief also sees a shutdown in the near future. She tells CBS 4 News a shutdown could be three or four weeks away if we don't see a decline in COVID cases.
Tampa Man Invents Device To Reduce Surface Contact
(Tampa, FL) -- The coronavirus continues to be a source of inspiration for a Tampa inventor. Tim Hileman [[ HIGH-il-min ]] previously invented a strap that goes around the head to ease the discomfort wearing a mask causes behind the ears. His newest invention is called the COVID key, and it allows users to avoid surface contact with things like touchpads and door knobs. The small, plastic device attaches to keychains, and Hileman tells ABC Action News he can't imagine being without it.
Church Statue Decapitated
(West Kendall, FL) -- A church in Miami-Dade County is the latest to be targeted in what it calls a nationwide trend. A statue of Jesus in West Kendall's Good Shepherd Catholic Church was found with its head cut off yesterday. The church's deacon says Catholic churches around the country have been vandalized recently. The Archdiocese of Miami wants this act investigated as a hate crime.
New Sites Allows Users To Look Out Of Other People's Windows
(Undated) -- A new site is giving internet users an inside look out other people's windows. Window Swap's popularity has grown as isolation from coronavirus has inflicted boredom on millions around the world. Visitors are randomly shown views from different locales filmed from users who submit footage from inside their home. The site's founders said their "quarantine project" was designed so they could "beat lockdown blues." Submissions are to include a ten-minute-long, horizontally shot clip from a person's window sill.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2015, a Colorado jury found James Holmes guilty in the 2012 mass shooting inside an Aurora movie theater. Holmes was convicted on over 160 counts, including 24 of first degree murder.
2015, a shooting spree in Chattanooga, Tennessee left four marines dead. Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez opened fire on an Armed Forces recruiting center, and then a Naval Reserve Center, where he shot and killed the Marines. Abdulazeez was killed in a shootout with police.
2004, a New York judge sentenced Martha Stewart to five months in prison for lying about a suspicious stock sale. The judge also sentenced the domestic diva to five months of house arrest, two years probation and ordered her to pay a $30 thousand fine.
1995, Amazon opened for business as an online bookseller.
1969, Apollo Eleven blasted off. It was the first manned mission to the surface of the moon.
1945, the world's first atomic bomb was exploded in the desert of Alamogordo, New Mexico.
1935, the world's first parking meter is installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
1790, Washington, DC, was established as the permanent seat of the United States government.