JU Political Analyst Discusses Gillum's Future
(Jacksonville, FL) -- Andrew Gillum's confession could be the start of a political comeback. Jacksonville University political analyst Rick Mullaney discussed Gillum's future yesterday after a revealing interview. Gillum, who was the Democratic nominee for governor two years ago, came out on The Tamron Hall Show as bisexual. Mullaney tells News4Jax Gillum's candidness could generate sympathy from voters, and he could see Gillum running, one day, for Congress.
Daytona Beach Judge Named To Supreme Court
(Tallahassee, FL) -- A Central Florida judge is in line for a seat on Florida's highest court. Governor Ron DeSantis announced yesterday that he has appointed Winter Garden's Jamie Grosshans to the Florida Supreme Court. The 42-year-old mother-of-three is a judge in the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Daytona Beach, and she was once a judge in Orange County. DeSantis says she understands the proper role of the court is to apply the law as it's written and not legislate from the bench.
Youth Burglars Caught Thanks To Ring Camera
(Deltona, FL) -- A Ring camera is credited with leading deputies to some burglary suspects in Volusia County. Deputies say a pilot with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office was in a helicopter this weekend when he got an alert from his Ring camera that someone was trying to break into a car at his house in Deltona. He alerted Volusia deputies, who responded to the home, and arrested the three teenagers after a chase that crossed into Seminole County ended in Sanford. The suspects range in age from 14 to 16, and they're accused of other crimes, including stealing the car involved in the chase.
Prosecutor Announces New Policy On Illegal Gun Possession
(Jacksonville, FL) -- There's a new approach to reduce gun violence in Jacksonville. State Attorney Melissa Nelson announced yesterday she'll push for longer sentences for felons convicted of illegal gun possession. The penalties will range from three to 10 years. A member of the Jacksonville Community Action Committee tells FirstCoast News Nelson's reaction is knee-jerk, and we need to fix poverty to stop these problems from coming back.
NASA Interested In Buying Moon Rocks If Somebody Goes And Gets Them
(Houston, TX) -- In an effort to boost commercial space ventures, NASA is willing to buy moon rocks from any company that goes to the moon and gets them. In a request for bids, the space agency says it will pay a contractor for up to a pound of rock from the lunar surface. The contractor must provide imagery and other data about where the material was collected on the moon. NASA wants the material in hand before 2024, which is when the agency plans to land the next manned space flights on the moon.
Bomb Squad Called To Home In Miami-Dade County
(Miami Shores, FL) -- A device that could date back to the Civil War is responsible for bringing the bomb squad to a home in Miami-Dade County. A man says he was building a backyard swimming pool yesterday in Miami Shores when he found a military shell and called the police, who called the bomb squad. The Air Force was then called to the home on Northeast 97th Street, and they identified the device as a shell that could be from the Civil War. Police say the item was removed, and there's no threat to the community.
"Topless Voter" Has No Regrets
(Exeter, NH) -- The woman now known as the "Topless Voter" says she has no regrets. The unidentified woman in her sixties from New Hampshire stripped from the waist up when a poll worker told her she couldn't vote wearing a shirt showing pictures of the late Senator John McCain and President Trump, with the slogan "American Hero" and "American Zero" because it was considered electioneering. She tells "The Union Leader" she should have been allowed to wear the shirt because neither McCain nor Trump were on the ballot. The woman, who wasn't wearing a bra, says she kept her face mask on, because removing it would have been "unhealthy."
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2015, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social networking site is working on a "dislike" button.
1997, google.com is registered as a domain name.
1982, the first issue of "USA Today" was published.
1954, a blast of air from a vent on 51st Street and Lexington Avenue in New York City lifted Marilyn Monroe's dress while filming a scene for the film "The Seven Year Itch."