State Finds No 'Malicious Activity' Behind Voter Registration Problems
(Tallahassee, FL) -- The problem with the state's voter registration website does not appear to be a case of hacking. Secretary of State Laurel Lee said yesterday there are no signs of malicious activity behind problems the site experienced Monday. She said the site experienced an unprecedented surge of over one-million requests per hour.
Lawsuit Filed To Extend Voter Registration Deadline
(Tallahassee, FL) -- A lawsuit seeks to give Floridians more time to register to vote. The Florida Immigrant Coalition has sued to get the state to extend the registration deadline. After the state's registration website had problems on Monday, Governor Ron DeSantis extended the deadline to 7:00 p.m. yesterday. The FIC, though, says many may have been unaware of the deadline extension.
SpaceX Has Successful Launch
(Cape Canaveral, FL) -- The Space Coast's unlucky streak is over. SpaceX successfully launched a rocket yesterday morning after a series of scrubbed launches this month. SpaceX sent 60 Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit from Kennedy Space Center to spread broadband internet around the world.
Brevard TDC Member Connected To Developer Arrested For Bribery
(Titusville, FL) -- There are calls for a member of the Brevard County Tourist Development Council to step down. TDC Board member P.K. Kapur has ties to developer Brian West who was arrested last week for bribery. West allegedly worked with Kapur to buy votes to get a rezoning request approved by the Palm Bay City Council.Kapur has not been charged. Florida Today detailed those allegations.
Orange County Sheriff 'Extremely Concerned' About New Ayala Policy
(Orlando, FL) -- The Orange County sheriff is, in his words, extremely concerned, over a new order issued by the state attorney. Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala said yesterday those accused of resisting arrest without violence can now be entered into a diversion program to get charges dismissed. Ayala says she has heard complaints that police use resisting arrest charges as a weapon when people, especially minorities, question them. Sheriff John Mina says the new directive could cause confusion, and he wishes Ayala had talked to him before announcing it.
Sarasota County Moms Protest Inclusion Of BLM In Curriculum
(Sarasota, FL) -- There’s controversy in Sarasota County Schools.Parents three are trying to stop Black Lives Matter from being part of their child's school curriculum. A group of mothers went before the school board yesterday to oppose including what they say is a political message in history classes. A BLM member, though, told the board the social justice movement is an important time in black history, and it's worthy of being taught in public schools. Another BLM supporter tells 8 On Your Side it's alarming that a couple of whiny people are frantically blowing this out of proportion.
Parents Of Parkland Victims Asked To Turn Over Psychiatric Records
(Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- Parents of Parkland shooting victims claim they're being harassed by the Broward School District. Lawyers for the district, last week, requested that parents suing district officials turn over their psychiatric records to prove they're hurting mentally from the mass shooting that killed their children. The lawyer for school board member Lori Alhadeff, whose daughter died in the shooting, says he can't believe anyone would doubt she and other parents have suffered mental anguish. A lawyer representing other parents recently told the Sun Sentinel the district is ripping open the scab these parents have.
Krispy Kreme Out With Halloween Donuts, BOGO Deal
(Winston-Salem, NC) -- Dracula is taking a bite out Krispy Kreme. That's one of three new Halloween donuts this year. The other monsters include Frankenstein and a werewolf. In celebration of the lineup, there's a scary-sweet deal going on. Starting this Saturday, customers can get a dozen donuts for just a buck when they buy one at regular price. Even better - anyone who shows up in costume can get a donut free with no strings.
Hotels.com Offering Chance To Live Under A Rock Until After Election
(Undated) -- With all that's happened this year, there's no doubt many wish they could just get off the grid. Well, Hotels-dot-com is making that happen. They're offering a chance to literally live under a rock until after the election. A man-made cave 50-feet underground in New Mexico and can now be rented as a vacation home. It's available for five nights from November 2nd to the 7th. The company says political fatigue is real but this gives someone the chance to relax, recharge and recover. The booking page goes live Friday morning.
Three Charged With Using 'Baby Shark' Song As Jail Torture
(Oklahoma City, OK) -- Many parents forced to listen to "Baby Shark" have joked it's like torture, but that's exactly what it was used for at an Oklahoma jail. Court records show inmates in Oklahoma City were chained to walls while the popular children's song played on a loop for up two hours. Investigators blame two former detention officers and their supervisor. All three are charged with cruelty. The song was also used last year in Florida to keep homeless people away.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2003, Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California.
1996, the Fox News Channel was launched on satellite.
1992, trade representatives of the United States, Canada and Mexico initialed the North American Free Trade Agreement during a ceremony in San Antonio, Texas.
1983, the Cabbage Patch Kids were invented. The dolls became a national craze.
1982, The Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical "Cats" opened on Broadway for the first time. The show would perform a record 7,485 times before ending its run on September 10th, 2000.
1913, Henry Ford established the moving assembly line.
1849, poet and short story writer Edgar Allan Poe died at the age of 40.