Man Opens Fire On Miami-Dade Police
(Perrine, FL) -- A search is underway to find a man who opened fire on police in Miami-Dade County. It happened last night in West Perrine on Southwest 173rd Terrace. Police say the gunman hit three unmarked police cars, but no officers were hit. Police fired back, but the man got away and remains on the loose.
Dog Hurt In Case Of Dogfighting
(Merritt Island, FL) -- A dog is hurt after what Brevard County's sheriff calls a hideous and horrific incident. Sheriff Wayne Ivey believes the dog was hurt in a case of dog fighting. It was found Tuesday in Merritt Island and is being treated at an animal hospital in Viera, but there's no word on its condition. Ivey says it appears the dog was a bait dog that's used to train other fighting dogs.
Police Mural Defaced In Tampa
(Tampa, FL) -- A reward is being offered to find those who defaced a police mural in Tampa. The Back the Blue mural on Madison Street was vandalized Tuesday with tar and red paint. Also, the letters 'BLM' were spray-painted on a door at police headquarters. Crime Stoppers has offered a three-thousand-dollar reward to help police find those responsible.
State Approves Broward Schools Reopening Plan
(Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- Broward County schools have the OK to keep classrooms closed. The Florida Department of Education yesterday approved the district's plan to go online-only when the fall semester starts. District officials are worried it's not safe to allow students and teachers back in the classroom.
DCPS Teacher Writes Obit To Protest Returning To Classroom
(Jacksonville, FL) -- A Duval County teacher is taking an unusual approach to show her opposition to returning to the classroom. Whitney Reddick wrote her own obituary and posted it on Facebook this week. At the end of it, she asks readers to send their condolences to Governor Ron DeSantis, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, the Duval County School Board and the superintendent. Reddick tells Action News Jax she doesn't think it's safe to reopen classrooms, and she'd like to see the semester start online-only.
Adopt-A-Teacher Expands Into Pasco County
(Dade City, FL) -- Teachers in Pasco County are showing their appreciation for a new online support program. A Facebook page was recently set up so parents and others can Adopt A Teacher in Pasco. The idea is to have people donate money so the teachers can buy supplies for their classrooms. One teacher at Odessa Elementary School says it's an amazing way to support the community.
Serial Tennessee Nudist Found Topless Again
(Nashville, TN) -- A Tennessee woman is facing public indecency charges after she was caught topless multiple times by Nashville police. Twenty-three-year-old Allie Allen was found sitting on a street sidewalk without a shirt or bra on a week after getting cited for the same reason. She put her shirt on when the officer asked her to but then took it off again when he walked away.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1972, Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron hit his 660th and 661st career home runs to break Babe Ruth's record for most home runs with one club. The 661st home run came in the 10th inning to give the Braves a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law. The act outlawed discriminatory voting practices adopted in many southern states after the Civil War, including literacy tests as a prerequisite to voting.
1890, the electric chair was first used in a prison in Auburn, New York to execute convicted ax murderer William Kemmeler.
1787, the first draft of the U.S. Constitution was started at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.