Police: Suspect Kills Four Kid Hostages, Himself (Orlando, FL) -- Four children and the man suspected of holding them hostage at an Orlando apartment are dead. Police had been in a standoff since late Sunday night with 35-year-old Gary Lindsey, Jr. after a domestic violence call.
Lindsey allegedly shot an officer during the standoff but the officer is expected to survive. Two of the children were Lindsey's, while the other two belonged to his girlfriend, and all died of gunshot wounds. They have not been identified, but police say they're one, six, ten and 11-years-old. They say they also found Lindsey dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Man Arrested For Shot That Hit Child In Car (Rockledge, FL) -- A man is facing charges for a shooting that hurt a nine-year-old boy who was riding in a truck in Brevard County. Deputies arrested Cocoa 21-year-old Justin Weaver for firing the shot Sunday that went through the window of the truck on I-95 near SR 520.
The shooting was ruled an accident, and the charges against Weaver include culpable negligence. The boy was treated at a hospital and released.
Volusia County School Board To Vote On School Marshal Program (DeLand, FL) -- The Volusia County School Board will vote today on a plan to enhance school security. Board members are being asked to approve a plan to hire dozens of guardians to patrol the schools at a cost of more than one-and-a-half million dollars.
The guardians will be stationed at elementary schools.
School Districts Considering Buying Active Shooter Insurance (St. Petersburg, FL) -- Some Tampa Bay school districts are considering an unusual step to protect themselves in the event of a tragedy. Sarasota, Pinellas and Polk counties are considering buying active shooter insurance.
The insurance will cover medical bills and funeral costs, and it will also protect the school in the event of a lawsuit. One insurer recently told '10News' that while it's a new service it's no different than schools protecting themselves from a hurricane.
Feds Approve $35M For Brevard County Beaches (Titusville, FL) -- Space Coast beaches will be replenished with some much-needed sand. The US Army Corps of Engineers announced yesterday it has approved spending more than 35-million dollars to add sand to beaches as soon as next year.
The area known as Mid Reach in Satellite Beach and Indian Harbour Beach is first up to get half-a-million cubic yards of sand late next year. "Florida Today" reports more than seven million dollars will also be used to replenish an area called South Reach that stretches from Indialantic to Melbourne Beach.
Man Fouls Another During Road Rage (Heidelberg Township, PA) -- A Pennsylvania man is accused of a strange act toward another driver during a road rage incident. State police in Bethlehem say Henry Weaver got into a fight with another man Friday morning in Heidelberg Township.
They're not saying what sparked the fight or releasing too many the details about it, but they do say it ended with Weaver pooping on the other person. He's being charged with harassment in the case.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2016, the city of Orlando and the country were rocked by the mass shooting in at the Pulse nightclub. At final count, the ISIS-inspired attack on the gay nightclub left 49 people dead and over 50 others injured. It was the deadliest terror attack on American soil since 9-11.
1994, Nicole Brown Simpson, the former wife of former football great O.J. Simpson, was found murdered along with her friend Ronald Goldman outside of her Los Angeles home. O.J. Simpson later spent nine months on trial for the murders. He was acquitted in October 1995, but held liable in a civil action.
1987, making reference to the wall separating Germany's East and West Berlin, President Reagan challenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall" in an impassioned speech in the divided city.
1978, serial killer David Berkowitz, also known as the "Son of Sam," was sentenced to 25-years to life for each of the six murders he was convicted of in New York City.
1967, the Supreme Court struck down state laws prohibiting interracial marriages.