Indialantic Church Members Stuck In Haiti (Indialantic, FL) -- Members of a Brevard County church are among those affected by deadly protests in Haiti. Eleven volunteers from Indialantic's Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church were supposed to fly home this weekend, but the violence has prevented them from getting to the airport.
The group of nine children as young as 11 and two adults has been there over a week helping school children. Parents say their kids are in good spirits, and the group leader tells "Florida Today" deciding when it's safe enough to drive to the airport is evaluated day-by-day and hour-by-hour.
Bradenton Church Group Back From Haiti (Bradenton, FL) -- Members of Bradenton's Woodland Community Church are back home after deadly protests in Haiti delayed their departure a couple days. At least one of the 20 teenagers affected doesn't seem too fazed by what happened.
One recent high school grad tells '10News' God had a purpose to keep them there an extra couple days, and they used it as a wonderful opportunity to serve more people.
Man Shot During SWAT Standoff (Longwood, FL) -- A man is injured after being shot during an armed standoff at a Seminole County bar. It happened yesterday afternoon in Longwood at Connolly's Irish Pub on Ronald Reagan Boulevard.
Police say a SWAT team was called because owner Leonard Nolan was inside the bar with a gun and refused to come out. A SWAT team member fired a shot through a window and hit Nolan when police say he pointed a gun at the officers, but the "Orlando Sentinel" reports Nolan is expected to survive.
Kavanaugh Had Roles In High-Profile Florida Cases (Washington, DC) -- The name of President Trump's new Supreme Court nominee should be familiar to Floridians. Brett Kavanaugh has a history of being involved in what the "Miami Herald" calls some of Florida's most contentious moments.
In 2000, he was the lawyer for the relatives who fought to keep Elian Gonzalez from being sent back to Cuba, and he also represented Governor Jeb Bush in an effort to allow tax dollars to be used at religious private schools. That same year, Kavanaugh was part of George W. Bush's legal team in the Bush v. Gore case that went to the Supreme Court.
Gull's Night Out (Devon, UK) -- Animal rescue officers in Southwest Britain say they've had to deal with an increasing number of drunk seagulls. The RSPCA reports more than a dozen calls about the intoxicated birds stumbling around in recent days.
At first, officials thought the birds had botulism but they all seemed to eventually get better after vomiting. They also all absolutely reeked of alcohol and officers think the birds got into some brewery waste somewhere.
Indiana AG Happy With Court Ruling Against First Church Of Cannabis (Indianapolis, IN) -- Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is pleased the First Church of Cannabis will not be able to use marijuana as a sacrament. The Marion Superior Court ruled against the church on Friday.
The church had filed a lawsuit against the Attorney General's Office under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The court found the church does not practice a religion, but is a group of marijuana activists.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1999, the United States women's soccer team won the World Cup, beating China 5-to-4 on penalty kicks after 120 minutes of scoreless play at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
1997, caving in to public pressure, RJR Nabisco announced plans to replace the cartoon character Joe Camel in its new tobacco ads.
1985, The Coca-Cola Company announced the original Coke would be returning to store shelves under the name Coca-Cola Classic.
1962, the "Telstar" communications satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral.
1929, the U.S. Government began issuing paper money in the size we now use.
1900, RCA’s trademark logo called "His Master's Voice" was registered with the U.S. Patent Office. The logo features a dog looking into the horn of a gramophone machine.
1890, Wyoming became the 44th state.