Rocket Launch Set For Today
(Cape Canaveral, FL) -- The goal of connecting the entire world to the internet could move a step forward today. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is set for take-off between 10:30 tonight and midnight. The rocket will carry 60 satellites that will allow remote parts of the world to go online. Weather conditions are 80-percent Go.
Grandmother To Sue Disney Over Arrest
(Orlando, FL) -- The Orange County sheriff is defending an arrest that could be the subject of a lawsuit. North Carolina's Hester Burkhalter announced yesterday she plans to sue the sheriff's office and Disney over her arrest at the Magic Kingdom last month. The 69-year-old was arrested when she tried to bring CBD oil, which is illegal in Florida, into the Magic Kingdom. Charges have since been dropped, but the sheriff's office says the arrest was lawful.
DeSantis: Election Files In Two Florida Counties Hacked By Russia
(Tallahassee, FL) -- Officials in Florida say election files in two counties were hacked by Russia in the 2016 election. Governor Ron DeSantis confirmed yesterday the hacking took place. But he added that no votes were manipulated and results were not altered in any way. The governor said he has met with the FBI as well as state election and law enforcement officials regarding the hack.
Mayor Accused Of Stealing Gas
(Leesburg, FL) -- A mayor in Lake County believes a local business owes him an apology. Leesburg Mayor John Christian, who's also a pastor, says a clerk at Circle K on West Main Street berated him for stealing over 14-dollars worth of gas this week. The 47-year-old pastor at Christian Worship Center claims the accusation was a mixup, and he wrote on Facebook that the clerk acknowledged the mistake. Christian says Circle K offered him a gift card and free coffee, but he says he wants to see that the company understands it can't treat people this way.
UFO Caught On Video
(Gulf Breeze, FL) -- A Santa Rosa County man may have proof that we're not alone. Gulf Breeze's George Sheldon, the Third caught video of a UFO on his cellphone this week. He saw the bright light Monday night in the sky above Midway. Sheldon tells Channel 3 News he doesn't know what it was, but he doubts it was a military aircraft.
Man Tells Police Playing In The Nude Enhances His Basketball Game
(Longwood, FL) -- A 29-year-old Florida man is claiming he plays his best basketball when he's nude. Jordon Anderson was arrested on Monday in Longwood after a park employee reported that the 5-foot-6 and 220-pound Anderson was playing in the nude. The arresting officer said when he asked why, Anderson claimed playing naked enhances his skill level. The officer did ask that he put on his clothes before he arrested him.
Illinois City Warns Residents To Watch For Zombie Raccoons
(Riverside, IL) -- City officials in Riverside, Illinois are warning dog owners to be on the watch for zombie raccoons. And no, that's not a new horror movie. Riverside police said they've seen an increase in the number of dogs with the distemper virus that is found in raccoons. They earned the zombie nickname because of the way infected raccoons walk, on their hind legs, staggering, and with their bare teeth showing. Officials said they've been a regular problem in Cook County, but now they're seeing an increase in the virus in canines. Police are urging pet owners to get their dogs vaccinated.
King Orders Men To Marry At Least Two Women Or Face Jail
(Mbabane) -- The King of Eswatini [[ ess-wah-tee-nee ]], formerly Swaziland, is reportedly ordering men in the African nation to take at least two wives or face jail time. King Mswati [[ mm-SWAH-tee ]] the Third says there are more women than men in his country, which he says is a serious problem. Starting in June, men will have to marry at least two women. If they marry at least five women, the King says the government will pay for the ceremonies and a house. The King, who himself has 15 wives, threatened a life sentence for anyone who opposes the order.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2006, in a primetime address to the nation, President Bush said he would send up to six-thousand National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexican border to help curb the problem of illegal immigration.
1972, Democratic presidential candidate George Wallace was shot and left paralyzed while campaigning in Maryland. Arthur Bremer was later convicted and sentenced to prison for the shooting.
1928, Mickey Mouse was seen for the first time in a cartoon called "Plane Crazy." He appeared in a non-speaking role. His first vocal appearance came in "Steamboat Willie."