MSD Shooter Cell Phone Videos Released (Parkland, FL) -- Broward County prosecutors are releasing cell phone video showing suspected high school shooter Nikolas Cruz bragging about his plans for the shooting.
In one video taken before the Valentine's Day attack in Parkland, Cruz says he hoped to kill at least 20 people. The footage also shows him laying out plans to take an Uber to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and open fire in the courtyard.
One parent who lost a child in the killing told 'CBS4 News' the video shows just what an animal Cruz is. The mother lost her daughter in the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, and the father of another student killed in the shooting believes the videos end any chance Cruz has of using the insanity defense.
Details Released On Mina's Arrest (Orlando, FL) -- The girl who accused the brother of Orlando's police chief of molesting her says the abuse happened every day for three years. Details released yesterday of the charges against Edward Mina show the abuse started when she was ten and continued until she was 13.
She says the abuse started with Mina teaching her how to kiss and eventually got more intimate. The 51-year-old brother of Police Chief John Mina was arrested this week after the girl told a school resource officer what happened.
Police Officer Arrested (Orange City, FL) -- A former Orange City police officer is facing charges for threatening a woman and her family. DeLand's Joshua Fancher was arrested this week for threatening to kill a Georgia woman and her family if she didn't give him nude photos of herself.
The 25-year-old Fancher has since resigned from the police department and he's being held without bail in a Volusia County jail.
Arrest Made In Deadly Hit & Run (Melbourne, FL) -- Nine months after a deadly hit-and-run, the man believed to be responsible is now facing charges. Melbourne Police this week arrested 37-year-old David Gray for the crash in September that killed Monica Ruiz Patino.
The charges against Gray include DUI, and his blood alcohol level was reported to be more than twice the legal limit.
Trial Date Set For Lawsuit Filed By PCB Councilman (Panama City, FL) -- A Panama City Beach official will get his day in court against a talk show host. Councilman Hector Solis is suing Burnie Thompson for defamation, and a trial date was set yesterday for January.
Thompson has requested the case be dismissed and the judge is considering it. On his internet talk show last year Thompson questioned Solis' claim that he was a corrections officer. Solis is asking for 15-thousand dollars in damages.
Ambien Manufacturer Responds To Roseanne (Undated) -- The maker of the prescription drug Ambien is calling out Roseanne Barr over her claim the drug caused her to go on a racist Twitter rant. Sanofi [[ Sa-no-FEE ]], the maker of the sleep medication, tweeted a response to Barr yesterday morning saying, "While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication."
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2005, in an exclusive interview with "Vanity Fair" magazine, former FBI official W. Mark Felt said he was the mysterious informant known as "Deep Throat." Felt said he was the one who leaked information to the "Washington Post" over break-ins at the Democratic Party offices at the Watergate Hotel during the Nixon administration.
The information led to the resignation of U.S. President Richard Nixon in 1974. Felt's admission marked the first time that a major potential source had claimed to be "Deep Throat."
2003, accused serial bomber Eric Robert Rudolph was taken into custody in North Carolina, five years after eluding FBI and local police. Rudolph, who was on the FBI's ten most wanted list, is the man suspected to be behind the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Park bombing which killed one person and injured 100 others. He was also a suspect in the bombing of an Alabama abortion clinic and a gay nightclub in Atlanta.
1994, the U.S. announced it was no longer aiming long-range nuclear missiles at targets in the former Soviet Union.