Two Hurt In Plane Crash (Port Orange, FL) -- Two people are hurt after a fiery plane crash in Volusia County. It happened yesterday afternoon at the Spruce Creek Fly-In when a single-engine plane crashed near the runway and caught on fire.
Port Orange pilot John Wilson was flown to an Orlando hospital where he's in critical condition, and his passenger was treated for injuries that are not life-threatening. The FAA says the plane's landing gear collapsed on approach, and deputies credit witnesses with pulling the men from wreckage.
Arrest Made In Rape & Kidnapping (Titusville, FL) -- A perceptive police officer is credited with helping arrest a man wanted for rape and kidnapping in Seminole County. Titusville Police yesterday arrested Tallahassee's Benjamin Hovan for the attack last weekend in Casselberry.
A police officer thought he saw Hovan pumping gas at a station on Washington Ave, but he wasn't sure, so he ran the tags and found out the car was stolen. When the officer approached, police say Hovan tried to run, but the officer caught him, made the arrest and confirmed it was Hovan.
Woman Fights Off Burglar (Cantonment, FL) -- A woman is credited with fighting off a burglar in Escambia County. The woman found the man hiding in a closet in her home in Cantonment on Rose Petal Lane yesterday afternoon. Deputies say she pepper-sprayed him, which led to a physical struggle. She suffered a scratch on her arm…he ran off.
Stray Bullet Hits Woman At Fireworks Show (Miami Shores, FL) -- A woman is hurt after what police believe was a case of someone recklessly celebrating the Fourth of July. The woman was watching a fireworks show at Miami Shores Country Club when she was hit in the leg by a bullet.
Police believe it came from someone firing a gun in the air. The woman will be OK and she tells 'Local 10 News' she's glad the bullet didn't hit any of the kids that were also watching the fireworks show at the time.
Japan Tells Tourists To Stop Taking Selfies At Fukushima (Tokyo) -- Japanese authorities are telling tourists to quit taking selfies at the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. A local newspaper says authorities are posting signs in English warning tourists that the area still has a high level of radiation.
Fukushima police appealed to the government for help because of the rising number of tourists in the area who were unaware that it was a high radiation zone. There are now English language signs posted along the roads in Fukushima, saying, "High-dose radiation area" and "Please pass through as quickly as possible."
Thieves Hack Pump, Steal 600 Gallons Of Gas (Detroit, MI) -- Police in Michigan are trying to figure out who stole hundreds of dollars of gasoline in a relatively innovative fashion. Detroit authorities say two men managed to hack into the pumps at a station, which allowed hundreds of customers to fill up for free for about 90 minutes.
The crime was late last month and the hackers even managed to prevent the clerk from shutting down the pumps. The scheme led to the theft of 600 gallons of gas but it's unclear if the hijackers were paid by the customers or not.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2016, the Pokemon GO app was released, and it was snapped up by millions upon millions of people eager to catch 'em all. It became the most downloaded app on the Apple App Store of any app in its first week of release. The game had people roaming around in the real world attempting to find and capture Pokemon.
1953, "Name That Tune" debuted on NBC-TV.
1945, President Truman signed an order creating the Medal of Freedom.
1944, 169 people died in a fire that broke out in the main tent of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum-and-Bailey Circus in Hartford, Connecticut.
1942, 13-year-old Anne Frank and her family went into hiding with four others from the Nazis in the "Secret Annex" in Amsterdam.
1933, Baseball's first All-Star game was held in Chicago, Illinois. Babe Ruth hit his first All-Star Game home run.