Brevard Deputy Fatally Shoots Two Teens
(Cocoa, FL) -- Two teenagers are dead after being shot by a deputy in Brevard County. The sheriff's office yesterday announced the shootings happened Friday in Cocoa near Stetson Drive South and Ivy Drive. Eighteen-year-old Sincere Pierce and 16-year-old Anthony Crooms were killed, but no details on the shooting were released as the FDLE investigates. A witness, though, tells Channel 9 the teens were shot during a traffic stop after the car they were in backed up toward the deputy who shot them.
Orange County Bars Not Following COVID Guidelines
(Orlando, FL) -- Some Orange County business owners are apparently still not complying with COVID guidelines. Mayor Jerry Demings announced yesterday that 11 bars were found this weekend to be in violation. Eight of the bars are in downtown Orlando, and the other three are near UCF. Demings says strike teams visiting the bars found no masks, no social distancing, no hand sanitizers and no disinfectant, and he also says customers were rude to strike team members.
Gov. DeSantis' Communications Director: 'Don't Lockdown'
(Tallahassee, FL) -- Florida will stay open as other states are re-imposing restrictions amid a surge in coronavirus cases. Governor Ron DeSantis' communications director Fred Piccolo tweeted over the weekend saying wash hands, social distance, protect the elderly, "don't lockdown." Piccolo also noted that ICU capacity is at 30-percent availability statewide, hospitals are not overrun and most can ramp up as needed. On Sunday, Florida posted the most new COVID-19 infections since July at more than ten-thousand cases.
Nine Arrested In 'Maritime Smuggling Event'
(Palm Beach, FL) -- Nine suspected foreign nationals are under arrest following what is described as a "maritime smuggling event" in Palm Beach, near President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort. The U.S. Border Patrol says two people aboard the boat are aggravated felons. It was the second incident in two days. On Sunday, 15 people, including 14 Haitians and one Bahamian, were taken into custody in the same area. No injuries were reported in either incident.
Bucs' Brown Has Another Off-Field Issue
(Tampa, FL) -- The Buccaneers' Antonio Brown is dealing with the fallout of another off-field incident. The Miami Herald reported yesterday that the wide receiver broke a security camera and threw a bike at a security guard. The alleged incidents happened last month at Brown's gated community in Broward County. No charges were filed, and the Bucs say they were aware of the incident before they signed Brown a few weeks ago.
Waffle House Creates A Bacon Beer For Breakfast
(Atlanta, GA) -- For those who think everything is better with bacon comes a new beer. Waffle House has cooked up its very first brew that smells like bacon. The breakfast restaurant named it 'Bacon and Kegs.' It's described as a malty red ale enhanced with "salty, savory, and smoky bacon extract." The beer will be sold at Oconee Brewing Company next month but could get a wider release.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1954, Arnold Palmer began his professional golf career.
1800, after a ten-year stay in Philadelphia, the Senate of the Sixth Congress convened in the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., for the first time.