Two Arrested For Cocoa Murder (Cocoa, FL) -- A surveillance camera is credited with helping police arrest two murder suspects. Xavier Turner and Kenneth Levatt were arrested yesterday for killing a man this weekend in Cocoa, whose body was found in a car at Sunrise Village.
Police used surveillance footage to find Turner, who identified Levatt as an accomplice, but a third suspect is still on the loose. Police believe robbery was the motive for the killing.
Sewage Leaks Into Lagoon (Titusville, FL) -- A Brevard County homeowner is responsible for the discovery of a sewage leak. The city of Titusville announced yesterday that about 870-thousand gallons of sewage leaked into the Indian River Lagoon on Monday.
The leak on Indian River Ave was stopped about three hours after it was discovered by a homeowner who noticed the sewage collecting in his backyard. The city believes an old pipe ruptured, and water quality testing is underway.
Volusia County Criticizes Orange County Over Handling Of Gun Theft Arrests (DeLand, FL) -- Volusia County's sheriff is upset with how Orange County handled a recent arrest. Orange County deputies this weekend arrested five teenagers for stealing guns from a store in Volusia County, but Orange deputies asked Volusia deputies to stay away while the teens were under surveillance.
Volusia Sheriff Mike Chitwood said yesterday that decision put lives at risk, and his deputies should have been part of the team. The teens were arrested once they crossed back into Orange County, but Chitwood tells the Orlando Sentinel if Orange deputies lost track of the teens, more than a dozen stolen guns would have been out on the street.
Gillum, Gaetz Exchange Tweets (Tallahassee, FL) -- Tallahassee's mayor appears to be on the president's radar. At an appearance in Tampa yesterday, President Trump seemed to refer to Andrew Gillum when he said there was a Democratic candidate for governor running on an anti-ICE, open borders agenda.
Before Trump's speech, Gillum Tweeted that he is the only candidate who believes Trump should be impeached. Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz saw that Tweet and responded 'how do you feel about the FBI,' which seems to be a reference to the agency's investigation into Gillum's ties with a lobbyist.
Man Tries To Rob Grandmother (Nitro, WV) -- A West Virginia man is in hot water for allegedly trying to rob his grandmother for drug money. Police say Cole Cooper got violent towards the woman at a gas station this past Monday and tried to force her to cash a check for him.
They say he needed money for drugs but he ended up in a jail cell. Employees at the gas station assisted the elderly woman and no injuries were been reported.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2012, Chick-fil-A broke its one-day sales record as thousands flocked to the fast-food restaurant on what was dubbed Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. The idea for the day came from former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee in response to criticism of company president Dan Cathy's publicly stated opposition to same-sex marriage.
2007, the I-35West bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota collapsed and fell into the Mississippi River during rush hour. Dozens of vehicles went into the water or were crushed by the falling spans onto the roadways below. At least eight people were killed in the catastrophe.
2007, Whoopi Goldberg was announced as the new moderator for Barbara Walters' ABC morning talk show "The View." Goldberg replaced Rosie O'Donnell who left the position a few months earlier.
1995, Westinghouse Electric Corporation agreed to purchase CBS for five-point-four-billion-dollars. It was the second network TV takeover in recent days. A day earlier, Walt Disney struck a deal to acquire Capital Cities-ABC for 19-billion-dollars.
1981, the rock video cable channel MTV debuted. The first video shown was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles.
1943, ground was broken on the nation's first uranium 235 plant. The facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was used to make the atomic bomb.
1941, "Parade" magazine did a three-page feature on the United States Army's newest gadget, the Jeep.