Law Enforcement Officials Discuss Lessons Learned From Active Shooter Situation (Panama City, FL) -- Two weeks after an active shooter situation, Bay County law enforcement officers now know what they need to be prepared for another one. Sheriff Tommy Ford and Panama City Police Chief Scott Ervin are impressed by how well the two agencies worked together that day, and Ford wants to coordinate more training exercises.
During the armed standoff outside a home, an armored truck helped evacuate neighbors, and Ervin tells News 13 he wants to get one of those for his department. The shooter was killed during the standoff, but there were no other serious injuries.
More Details Released On Workers Trusted Around Children Arrested In Child Porn Sting (Polk County, FL) -- Several men trusted to work around children are under arrest following a Polk County undercover child pornography sting. One works at Disney World, one is employed by a contractor connected to LEGOLAND, one suspect is a driver for a Boy Scout troop, another man is a former school teacher, and a few of the suspects are convicted sex offenders.
In all, eleven men are facing a total of 600 felony charges. Sheriff Grady Judd says victims include toddlers young enough to wear diapers.
SpaceX Delays Plan To Fly Tourists Into Space (Cape Canaveral, FL) -- SpaceX is delaying plans to send paying tourists into space. The company initially wanted to send civilians around the moon by the end of this year, but the time-frame has now been pushed back until sometime in 2019.
Part of the delay is blamed on the Falcon Heavy Rocket having its maiden voyage, and so far only trip, just a few months ago. The company believes it needs more time to prepare.
NASA Announces Curiosity Discovery (Washington, DC) -- NASA says that its Curiosity rover has found something intriguing on the surface of Mars. The agency won't go into further detail just yet, but has planned a press conference for this Thursday. The event will be live-streamed on NASA's website as well as on their Facebook page.
SunPass Website To Be Down Temporarily (Undated) -- SunPass users whose accounts are running low will be that way for while. The SunPass system will be shut down for several days.
It started at 7:00 last night and will run through 9:00 Monday morning because scheduled maintenance is being done. Drivers can still use their SunPass; they just won't be able to add money to their accounts.
FSU Softball Wins National Title (Oklahoma City, OK) -- Florida State softball can say it's the best team in America. The Seminoles won the Women's College World Series last night with an 8-3 win over Washington in Oklahoma City.
The Noles were powered by three home runs, including back-to-back homers by redshirt freshman Elizabeth Mason and senior Jessie Warren. This is Florida State’s first Women's College World Series title.
50 Worst Cities List Released (Undated) -- 24/7 Wall Street has released its annual "50 worst cities to live in the United States" list and for the second year in a row Detroit is at the top. Flint, Michigan ranks the second worst city in the country. St. Louis, Missouri, Las Vegas, Nevada and Memphis, Tennessee round out the top five. There are 6 Florida cities on the list, there of them in Miami-Dade County.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2011, married New York Congressman Anthony Weiner admitted to sending lewd pictures of himself to several young women via Twitter, but said he would not resign from office.
1981, Carl Lewis became the first athlete to win both a track and field event in the same outdoor championship since Jesse Owens in 1936.
1944, thousands of allied troops invaded the beaches of Normandy, France. The event, which later became known as D-Day, marked the beginning of the defeat of Nazi Germany by Allied Forces in World War Two. The invasion was a success and Germany surrendered less than a year later.
1933, the first drive-in theatre in the United States opened in Camden, New Jersey.
1850, Levi Strauss made his first pair of blue jeans.