Mother Of Accused Shooter Arrested (Palm Bay, FL) -- The mother of a teenager charged in a shooting in Palm Bay is now facing charges herself. Brenda Maldonado was arrested this week for not properly securing the gun police believe was used in the shooting.
Her 13-year-old son is accused of using his mom's gun to shoot a 14-year-old and a 17-year-old last weekend on Rita Street Southeast. He's facing charges that include attempted murder.
Pawn Shop Owner Charged With Racketeering (South Daytona, FL) -- A pawn shop owner is facing charges for selling about a million dollars worth of stolen goods. Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood announced yesterday that Richard Hill was arrested for selling power tools his seven accomplices were stealing from Home Depot.
Deputies say two of those accomplices were a couple who used their six-year-old to distract store security during the robberies, and two others are father and son. At a press conference in South Daytona outside Hill's pawn shop on Nova Road, Chitwood says deputies are looking to see what other stolen goods Hill might have been selling.
Test Drive Turns Into Carjacking (Madeira Beach, FL) -- Two people are facing charges after a test drive turned into a carjacking in Pinellas County. Deputies say a suspect News Channel 8 has identified as Robert Gajate [[ guh-JAH-tee ]] was test-driving a car yesterday from a St. Petersburg dealership when he pulled a gun on the salesman.
They say after forcing the salesman out of the car, Gajate picked up an accomplice and drove off. Gajate allegedly wound up crashing the car on Gulf Boulevard in Madeira Beach, and the two tried to get away on foot but were caught by deputies.
Student Pilot Guided To Safe Landing Thanks To ATC (Daytona Beach, FL) -- A student pilot can thank air traffic control for guiding him to a safe landing during a scary incident. While in the air last month over Daytona Beach International Airport, the Embry-Riddle student was unable to see out his front windshield. Oil had covered the windshield, blocking his view, and, in addition, his engine was failing.
Air traffic control talked him down to safety, and one ATC specialist recently told Channel 9 it was unlike anything he had ever been through before.
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2016, the State Department said Hillary Clinton did not comply with the agency's policies on e-mails and records, by using a private e-mail server. A department inspector general report also blasted the Democratic presidential frontrunner and her top aides for not cooperating with the review of her e-mails.
2006, former Enron executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling were found guilty on several charges related to the company's collapse. A Houston jury convicted Lay on all six counts of fraud and conspiracy. Skilling was found guilty of 19 counts of conspiracy, fraud, making false statements and insider trading. The energy trading company collapsed into bankruptcy in December 2001.
1992, Jay Leno replaced the retired Johnny Carson as host of NBC's "Tonight Show."
1977, "Star Wars" opened in theaters across the U.S.
1968, St. Louis' Gateway Arch was dedicated.
1965, Muhammad Ali knocked out Sonny Liston in the first round of their rematch for Ali's heavyweight title. WASN’T THAT CASSIUS CLAY?
1961, President Kennedy called on Americans to help work toward putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade.
1935, Babe Ruth hit the 712th, 713th and 714th home runs of his career.
1927, the Ford Motor Company discontinued the Model T. The car was replaced by the Model A. APPARENTLY FORD IS ALPHABETICALLY CHALLENGED!
1844, Stuart Perry patented the gasoline engine.