Trump Holds Rally In Jacksonville
(Jacksonville, FL) -- President Trump doesn't believe the man he calls 'Sleepy Joe' will be so sleepy when they hold their first debate. At a campaign rally in Jacksonville last night, Trump said Joe Biden's aides will give him a big shot of something before Tuesday's debate, and that will give Biden so much energy, he'll be like Superman for about 15 minutes. Trump also told the crowd at Cecil Airport that Biden's economic plan will crush Florida, but if Trump is reelected, prosperity will surge. Trump also predicted victory in what he calls the most important election in the history of our country. President Trump will attend a Latinos for Trump event in Doral this morning. His appearance comes a day before he announces his nominee to the Supreme Court.
Brevard School Officials Discuss Decision To Close Schools
(Titusville, FL) -- Brevard County school officials are trying to explain why they made what they call a proactive decision to close another school. The district, this week, closed Cocoa's Enterprise Elementary School after more COVID cases were found there. The district spokeswoman said yesterday the decision was made after looking at single cases in multiple classrooms. The county's top health official added that the decision was made after consulting experts who made their recommendation to the superintendent.
Tampa Restaurant Owner Reacts To Lifting Restrictions
(Tampa, FL) -- Governor Ron DeSantis said yesterday he wants to lift seating restrictions at restaurants, and he also wants to prevent local governments from shutting down restaurants. Jeff Gigante owns a restaurant in Tampa's Hyde Park, and he tells News Channel 8 the new mandate will help a lot of businesses that have been on the ropes. Hillsborough County Commission Chair Les Miller, though, tells 10 Tampa Bay it doesn't make sense to lift restrictions as cases keep rising.
Kriseman Calls For Protests To Be Peaceful
(St. Petersburg, FL) -- St. Petersburg's mayor is asking businesses to do their part in keeping the peace. Mayor Rick Kriseman went before the city council last night to discuss videos posted online this week that show protesters and restaurant customers exchanging words on Beach Drive Northeast. It happened Wednesday as about 50 people were protesting a Louisville grand jury's decision to not indict police officers for the death of Breonna Taylor. Kriseman told the council when restaurants or bars see inappropriate behavior on their property, they should ask the city for help stopping it.
Teen Arrested In Coach's Murder
(Miami, FL) -- A teenager may be responsible for the death of a high school football coach in Miami-Dade County. Deputies yesterday arrested the 15-year-old for this week's shooting that killed Corey Smith at Smith's home in West Little River. The 46-year-old was the head football coach at Miami Senior High School. The teen has not been identified by deputies, and there's no word on a motive.
300K Recycled Condoms Seized During Vietnam Raid
(Vietnam) -- There's a new hidden health risk for some practicing safe sex. Turns out, some condoms being sold as new are actually used. Police in Vietnam seized more than 300-thousand that had been washed, dried, and repackaged at a warehouse. All together, the bags weighed about 800 pounds. One woman was arrested and said she received 17-cents for every two pounds. But she has no idea how many recycled contraceptives have been sold.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1993, a Florida judge ruled it was legal for 12-year-old Gregory Kingsley to divorce his parents.
1992, The Mars Observer probe is launched by NASA. It would fail 11 months later.
1981, Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as the first female justice on the Supreme Court.
1974, scientists said the use of aerosol sprays would harm ozone leading to global weather changes.
1926, Henry Ford announced the eight-hour, five-day work week.
1789, the first U.S. Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. Ten of the 12 were approved and became the Bill of Rights.
1690, "Publick Occurrences, Both Foreign and Domestic" became the first newspaper to be published in America. Authorities considered the paper offensive and ordered publisher Benjamin Harris to stop publishing.