ULA Launch Set For Saturday Morning (Cape Canaveral, FL) -- A rocket launch this weekend could make space history. United Launch Alliance's Parker Solar Probe is set to blast off early tomorrow morning from Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 37.
A scientist involved with the project says this mission should get closer to the sun than any man-made object in history. The 65-minute launch window starts at 3:33 tomorrow morning, and conditions are 70-percent go.
Guardian Angels Will Patrol Streets On First Day Of School (Tampa, FL) -- An effort is underway to make sure Hillsborough County students are safe on the first day of school. The Guardian Angels will inform students and parents near Middleton High School today of a man they're calling the Hyde Park rapist.
Registered sex offender Bobby Joe Helms lives on Ellicott Street, within a mile of the high school and another school. Helms has lived in the home for three years, and police tell 10News he has been complying with the rules of his probation.
NASCAR Figures Express Support For France (Daytona Beach, FL) -- As NASCAR drivers get back to racing this weekend, the family in charge of the Daytona Beach organization isn't far from their minds. Jim France was appointed interim CEO after nephew Brian France was arrested for drunk driving last weekend.
Racer Denny Hamlin says he knows NASCAR executives well, and he's confident in their leadership. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports owner Joe Gibbs also expressed his support in an interview with ESPN, and former drive Dale Earnhardt, Junior says he's incredibly optimistic NASCAR will be able to move forward.
Three Dolphins Players Protest Anthem (Miami, FL) -- A new season does not mean an end to National Anthem protests in the NFL. Three Dolphins players protested during the anthem before last night's game in Miami.
Wide receiver Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson knelt while defensive end Robert Quinn stood, but raised his right fist. Stills took a knee during the anthem last year, but he said last night he had no idea Wilson would join him, and he called Wilson an angel.
Student In Trouble For Doctoring School Photo (Hartselle, AL) -- An Alabama high school senior is under fire for doctoring some yearbook photos with Ku Klux Klan hoods. Leaders at Hartselle High School in Hartselle say the student altered a picture to make it appear that two classmates were wearing Ku Klux Klan hoods.
It didn't take long for the pics to post either, officials say they started making the rounds on social media shortly after the first day of school ended on Tuesday. Police say they are also looking into the case to see if any threats were involved.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1995, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were charged in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people. Michael Fortier was implicated in the attack and was charged with four lesser offenses.
1995, Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss was convicted of conspiracy, tax evasion and money laundering.
1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female justice on the Supreme Court.
1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a measure providing 20-thousand-dollar payments to Japanese-Americans interned during World War II.
1981, Pete Rose of the Philadelphia Phillies became the National League's all-time hit leader by smacking hit number 3631.
1977, David Berkowitz was arrested in Yonkers, New York. He was accused of being the serial killer known as "Son of Sam."
1970, Doors front man Jim Morrison entered court to face charges of allegedly exposing himself to an audience in Miami.
1969, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were murdered in their Los Angeles home by members of the Charles Manson "family." The murders came just one day after actress Sharon Tate and four others were killed.
1821, Missouri became the 24th state.