Brevard County OKs Moratorium On Septic Systems (Viera, FL) -- "Florida Today" reports Brevard County is closer to imposing a temporary ban on conventional septic systems. The county commission voted this week to support a 150 day moratorium that would prevent residents from installing new systems. Commissioners hope the ban will prevent more nitrogen from leaking into the Indian River Lagoon.
Suspected Cop Killer Says He Doesn't Remember Shooting (Lake Placid, FL) -- The man suspected of killing a Highlands County deputy claims he doesn't remember the shooting. Based on the arrest report, Joseph Ables told deputies he is a Vietnam vet with PTSD and he blacked out when he saw Deputy William Gentry coming to his home in Lake Placid this weekend. Ables is charged with murder for shooting Gentry in the head as Gentry was investigating a report that Ables shot a neighbor's cat. When Ables appeared in court yesterday, he was wearing Gentry's handcuffs.
Student Arrested For Threatening To Shoot Classmate (Holly Hill, FL) -- A student is facing charges for threatening to shoot a classmate in Volusia County. The 13-year-old Holly Hill School student was arrested yesterday for making the threat against a female student. Sheriff Mike Chitwood says threats made by students have been a recurring problem since the deadly school shooting in Broward County three months ago. Chitwood tells the "Daytona Beach News-Journal" he'll continue to hold students and parents accountable.
Teens Promised Free Limo Rides In Exchange For Guns (Miami Gardens, FL) -- Some South Florida businesses have a new idea for getting guns off the street. Miami MVP Exotics and 305 Elite Concierge are offering teenagers a free ride to the prom in an exotic car if they turn in a gun to Miami Gardens Police. Rashawn Welch is president of 305 Elite Concierge, and he says the guns can be turned in, no questions asked. He tells 'CBS4 News' so far, a couple AR-15s have been turned in along with other guns he says look like killing machines.
Original Iron Man Suit Stolen From Los Angeles Warehouse (Los Angeles, CA) -- Iron Man can defend the universe from bad guys but apparently he can't stop thieves. Los Angeles police say they are investigating the disappearance of the original Iron Man suit worn by Robert Downey, Junior from a Los Angeles-area warehouse. Investigators believe the 325 thousand dollar suit was stolen sometime between February and late April.
Woman Accused Of Handing Child Off To Power Workers (Jackson County, WV) -- A West Virginia woman is facing multiple charges for allegedly handing her child off to power company workers and walking away. Police in Jackson County say Myra Green gave her year-old son to American Electric Power workers earlier this week and appeared to be under the influence a little while later when troopers caught up with her. The boy was not hurt and taken into custody of Child Protective Services.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2010, President Obama named Elena Kagan to the United States Supreme. Kagan became the youngest Justice and the third woman named to the nation's highest court.
1994, Nelson Mandela was sworn in as the first black president of South Africa.
1994, serial killer John Wayne Gacy was executed in Illinois. He was convicted of killing 33 young men and boys and burying their bodies under his home.
1969, the National and American Football Leagues announced plans to merge for the 1970-71 season. The merger created the National Football League as we know it today.
1940, Winston Churchill took over as British Prime Minister following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain.
1924, J. Edgar Hoover was promoted to the post of FBI director.
1869, the Transcontinental Railroad was completed in Promontory Point, Utah. The project was a meeting of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads.
1797, the United States Navy launched its first vessel, the USS United States.