Incumbent Posey Wins GOP Primary
(Undated) -- A GOP congressman can claim victory in a rare primary challenge. Six-term incumbent Bill Posey, of Rockledge, won his first primary challenge in 12 years yesterday in District 8. He beat retired Air Force Colonel Scott Caine with 64-percent of the vote.He'll face Merritt Island Democrat Jim Kennedy in November. In state House races in Brevard, incumbent Randy Fine won his GOP primary in District 53.In District 52 GOP incumbent Thad Altman beat Matt Nye, who he also beat two years ago.
Suspended Clay County Sheriff Loses Reelection Bid
(Green Cove Springs, FL) -- Clay County voters want a new sheriff. Incumbent Darryl Daniels, who's suspended and facing criminal charges, lost his reelection bid yesterday. Former Atlantic Beach Police Chief Michelle Cook beat Daniels in the Republican primary by nine percentage points. Cook will face a write-in candidate in November.
Trayvon Martin's Mom Falls Short In County Commission Race
(Miami, FL) -- Trayvon Martin's mom is coming up short in a tight race for a seat on the Miami-Dade County Commission. Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert beat Sybrina Fulton in District One by just slightly more than one percent of the vote. It was Fulton's first political campaign, and she drew an endorsement from Hillary Clinton.
Tony Beats Israel In Broward Sheriff's Race
(Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- Broward County's sheriff appears to be on his way to making history. Sheriff Gregory Tony won yesterday's Democratic primary over former Sheriff Scott Israel. Tony advances to November's general election against Republican H. Wayne Clark, and if Tony wins, he'll be the first African-American to be elected sheriff in county history. Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Tony to sheriff last year after removing Israel over his handling of the Parkland school shooting.
Florida Tourism Hard-Hit By Coronavirus
(Tallahassee, FL) -- Florida's tourism industry is suffering amid the coronavirus pandemic. The state's tourism marketing agency, Visit Florida, says the Sunshine State welcomed 12-point-eight-million visitors in the second quarter. That's down more than 60-percent from the 32-point-four-million people who came to Florida during the same period last year. Florida's second-quarter numbers include just nine thousand visitors from Canada and less than a quarter-million overseas visitors.
New Girl Scout Cookie Flavor For 2021
(New York, NY) -- No one really needs an excuse to eat cookies for breakfast, but here's a good one. The Girl Scouts are adding a new French toast cookie flavor to their lineup. It's shaped like a slice of toast and has a top layer of frosting said to taste like maple syrup. The cookie is called 'Toast-Yays' and will be available in January when the Girl Scout cookie season starts.
Florida Woman Accused Of Attacking Partner
(Pinellas County, FL) -- A Pinellas County woman is in custody after allegedly attacking her domestic partner. Authorities in say 48-year-old Heather Smith got into an argument with the man while they were at sea on their cabin cruiser. After he fell asleep, Smith reportedly urinated on him from a port hatch and bit him in the stomach when he tried to get away. Smith told responding officers that she was responsible for his injuries. She has been charged with domestic battery.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2015, Jared Fogle pleaded guilty to having sex with minors and child pornography charges. The former "Subway Guy" accepted a plea deal and was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison.
1960, two dogs were launched into Earth's orbit by the Soviet Union.
1942, the U.S. launched its first offensive in the Pacific during World War Two. The event took place at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.
1934, Adolf Hitler was elected Fuhrer in Germany. More than 90-percent of the voters elected him to office.
1909, a dirt track was opened in Indianapolis, Indiana for automobile testing. The track later became the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indianapolis 500.