PR Evacuees Get Extension (Undated) -- Puerto Ricans in Central Florida displaced by Hurricane Maria can stay a little longer. A federal judge yesterday extended a deadline that allows the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program to expire in early August.
An earlier deadline would have gone into effect on Monday. Two local families are part of a lawsuit against FEMA challenging the agency's plans to end the program.
Man Stabbed In Argument Over Parking Spot (Pompano Beach, FL) -- A man is fighting for his life after an argument over a parking spot turned violent in Broward County. It happened this week in Pompano Beach outside Little Treasures Academy on Southeast 11th Avenue.
Deputies say 43-year-old Julio Ramos was upset that a man parked in a handicapped spot. When the man got out of his car, Ramos stabbed him. Local 10 reports the victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, and Ramos is charged with attempted second-degree murder
Weather Iffy For Sunday Launch (Cape Canaveral, FL) -- Weather is a concern for SpaceX's plans for a rocket launch this weekend. Air Force forecasters yesterday estimated only a 60-percent Go for Sunday morning's launch. Meteorologists see thick clouds, showers and winds up to 20 miles-an-hour in the forecast.
SpaceX has between 1:50 and 5:50 a.m. to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a communications satellite.
Woman Arrested For Extorting Man She Didn't Know (Davie, FL) -- An ordeal one man went through should be a warning to all men not to lose track of their cell phones in a bar. Davie Police this week arrested Miramar 22-year-old Briyana Valls for a scheme to get 500-dollars from Bradenton's Shawn Schmoll.
The ordeal started when Schmoll says he left his phone on a table briefly at a bar in Pembroke Pines. Early the next morning he got texts from Valls, a woman he did not know, threatening to tell his wife she was having an affair with him if he didn't give her the money. Schmoll went to police, who helped catch Valls in a sting, and she's now facing charges that include extortion.
Judge Arrested For Growing Marijuana (Donalds, SC) -- A South Carolina judge is on the wrong side of the law after getting caught allegedly operating a marijuana grow operation. Laurens County magistrate Mareno Foggie was arrested this week on charges he's been running a marijuana grow operation on property he owns.
He and another man were both busted after officers found the location last month in a building in Donalds. Deputies say there were between ten and 100 plants inside. Foggie says he's completely innocent, and he's saddened and disgusted to be charged with a crime he did not commit. Woman Accused Of Trying To Rob Bank, Threatening To Set It On Fire (Murphy, TX) -- Federal charges are being filed in Texas against a woman accused of trying to rob a bank and threatening to torch the place. Officials in Murphy say Evelyn Misumi poured gasoline and lighter fluid in the lobby of a Bank of America this past Wednesday afternoon and told tellers she would set the place on fire if they didn't cough over some cash.
Police say they confronted the 36-year-old outside of the building and were forced to use pepper spray as well as a Taser on her. Misumi allegedly used a baby as a human shield but did eventually surrender. She is facing multiple counts, including child endangerment.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2012, tragedy struck in Aurora, Colorado when a gunman opened fire on moviegoers attending the midnight-screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" at the Century 16 Movie Theaters at the Aurora Town Center. Twelve people were killed and 70 others were injured.
1999, 38 years after sinking to the bottom of the Atlantic, astronaut Gus Grissom's "Liberty Bell Seven" Mercury capsule was recovered and hoisted to the surface.
1994, O-J Simpson offered a reward of 500-thousand dollars for the capture of his wife's "real killer." Simpson's legal team set up a toll-free number for leads.
1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the surface of the moon. Buzz Aldrin later joined his colleague on the moon's surface. Astronaut Michael Collins piloted the Apollo Eleven command ship Columbia on the mission.
1937, Italian inventor and physicist Guglielmo Marconi died on this date. Marconi is credited as a pioneer in the creation of radio technology. He was awarded a Nobel Prize for Physics in 1909.