Two Bitten By Sharks
(Ponce Inlet, FL) -- Two people, including a teenager, are dealing with the repercussions of shark encounters. Volusia County Beach Safety says a 15-year-old boy from St. Johns County was bitten on the hand yesterday morning at Ponce Inlet. He was treated at the scene and declined to go to the hospital. Also yesterday morning, a 25-year-old man was bitten in Brevard County in Sunnyland Beach, and while Fire Rescue says he suffered significant bleeding, he's expected to survive.
Arrests Made In Tampa Protest
(Tampa, FL) -- Two people are facing charges for their alleged actions during a protest in Tampa. Police last night arrested the driver of a white Kia for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The driver allegedly hit a Jeep intentionally with the Kia as the Jeep driver tried to go around protesters on South Howard Ave. Another person was arrested for obstructing the investigation.
Miami-Dade May Ease Restrictions On Bars
(Miami, FL) -- Bar owners in Miami-Dade County may soon get what they want. Mayor Carlos Gimenez told the county commission yesterday he's considering allowing bars to reopen as soon as this week but with restrictions. He also said he may ease restrictions on movie theaters and bowling alleys, which are currently limited to 50 percent capacity. Bar owners this week protested after Gimenez ordered bars to remain closed even though the governor allowed them to reopen.
Smuggled Spider Monkey To Find Home At Brevard Zoo
(Viera, FL) -- Researchers from Florida Tech believe they've found the perfect mom for a wild animal in need of a new home. The Brevard Zoo tomorrow will take possession of a spider monkey found hidden in a truck that tried to cross into the U.S. from Mexico three months ago as part of the illegal exotic pet trade. The zoo has a female spider monkey named Shelly that's already caring for a baby, and two FIT students spent yesterday studying Shelly to see if she could adequately care for the seven-month-old. Darby Proctor is a spider monkey expert with the Florida Institute of Technology, and she tells Florida Today Shelly is a good choice because she's an alpha female who has always been really gentle with infants.
French Man Burned By Egyptian Hair Technique
(France) -- Police in France are investigating the burning of a man after he went to a local salon. The anonymous man reportedly visited a hair shop in the town of Lannion where the Libyan hairdresser performed an Egyptian technique without his permission. The method involves using gel to light someone's hair on fire and make it easier to style. The client panicked, causing his forehead to be burned. He filed a complaint with police after missing a week of work. There is no information on possible charges.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2007, Las Vegas authorities arrested former football star O.J. Simpson in connection with an alleged armed robbery incident in Las Vegas. Simpson and five other men were accused of storming a room at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino and taking several sports collectible items from a memorabilia dealer three days earlier on September 13th, 2007.
1993,”Frasier," starring Kelsey Grammer, debuted on NBC.
1981, Sugar Ray Leonard knocked out Thomas Hearns to win the welterweight boxing championship.
1955, Play-Doh was introduced.
1908, General Motors was founded by William "Billy" Durant.