Classes Resume In BCPS After Closing Over Tropical Storm Eta
(Brevard County, FL) -- Classes are set to resume today for Brevard County Public Schools. District officials cancelled classes yesterday over concerns of Tropical Storm Eta. The tropical storm warning for Brevard County expired early yesterday.
New Weather Disturbance Develops in the Atlantic
(Pembroke Park, FL) -- The National Hurricane Center reports Subtropical Storm Theta has formed in the open Northeast Atlantic Ocean. Theta is the record-breaking 29th named storm of the current season. As of last night, Theta had maximum sustained winds of fifty miles an hour with higher gusts. Theta does not pose any immediate threat to land.
JSO Announces Second Arrest In Plan To Kill Police Officer
(Jacksonville, FL) -- A second man is accused of soliciting to kill a Jacksonville police officer. Twenty-three-year-old Bobby Taylor was charged in March with solicitation to commit first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer. News4Jax says 20-year-old Ryan Pinkett was arrested in connection with the same plot. He was later released on bond and then re-arrested for a separate offense.
Tallahassee Police Report Spike In Suicides
(Tallahassee, FL) -- Tallahassee police are reporting a spike in suicides since the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, six deaths were ruled suicide. So far this year, that number is up to 19. Police say isolation is a big factor. Officials with the Helpline 2-1-1 say they've received some 300 suicide-related calls in the last three months, which is well above average.
Hillsborough County Sheriff Launches Operation Pinch-A-Grinch
(Hillsborough County, FL) -- The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is taking steps to stop porch pirates this holiday season. Yesterday, the Sheriff's Office kicked off its Operation Pinch-A-Grinch. The program allows residents to have their packages delivered directly to one of the Sheriff's district offices. The program runs through December 21st.
Dozens Of Sea Turtles Washed Ashore
(Brevard County, FL) -- Dozens of sea turtles are being nursed back to health after washing ashore in Brevard County as a result of Tropical Storm Eta. The Brevard Zoo is caring for the turtles, who are suffering from dehydration and hunger. Twenty-four turtles were rescued on Monday and thirty on Sunday. Zoo officials say the turtles will be released once they are strong enough.
British Woman Named Corona Says She Gets Threats, Abuse
(England) -- One British woman says her life has gotten a lot harder during the COVID-19 pandemic due to her name. Corona Newton told the BBC that she frequently gets threatening calls and now avoids telling people her name so she won't get treated differently. Newton also reported being yelled at while at a local dentist's office, and teachers at her daughter's school thinking she was being inappropriate when calling out her mother's name. The woman says she used to laugh off being called Guinness and Budweiser, but the pandemic comparisons have become increasingly aggressive.
James Bond Gun Going Up For Auction
(Beverly Hills, CA) -- One of the most iconic James Bond props is heading to auction. Julian's Auction house is selling the Walther PPK gun used by the late Sir Sean Connery in the 1962 movie Dr. No. It is set to be sold during the "Icons & Idols TRILOGY: Hollywood" event on December 3rd. Other notable items up for auction during the same event include Tom Cruise's helmet from "Top Gun" and Arnold Schwarzenegger's jacket from "Terminator 2: Judgment Day."
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2009, convicted DC Sniper John Allen Muhammad was executed by the state of Virginia.
1989, a day after East Germany abolished its border restrictions, workers began punching a hole in the Berlin Wall.
1969, "Sesame Street" debuted on PBS.
1954, the Iwo Jima Memorial was dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
1908, a Gideon Bible was placed in a room at the Superior Hotel in Iron Mountains, Montana. The action started a long-standing tradition at hotels around the world.
1871, explorer Henry Stanley found missing Scottish missionary David Livingstone living in central Africa. That's when Stanley allegedly delivered his famous greeting, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"
1775, the Marine Corps was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It became recognized as the United States Marine Corps in 1798.