Maddox Suspended From Florida Bar
(Tallahassee, FL) -- Scott Maddox is facing more possible punishment. The state Supreme Court suspended the former Tallahassee city commissioner yesterday from the Florida Bar, which means he could be disbarred. The ruling came after Maddox pleaded guilty this month to federal fraud charges. Maddox will be sentenced in November.
Traffic Stop Turns Violent In Orange County
(Orlando, FL) -- Two brothers are facing charges after getting physical with deputies during a traffic stop in Orange County. Jeremy and Mark Smith were stopped yesterday for speeding in a school zone near Lockhart. Deputies say Jeremy got out of the car and repeatedly punched the deputy, who was able to take the 30-year-old to the ground. A search of the car allegedly turned up drugs and illegal guns.
Prosecutor Accused Of Stalking
(DeLand, FL) -- A prosecutor is out of a job for stalking a female coworker in Volusia County. Documents released yesterday reveal the allegations made against assistant attorney Michael Moore, who was fired this week. A woman claims Moore followed her and gave her unwanted gifts dating back to last year. Moore denies the allegations and can appeal his firing.
Sheriff Praises Deputies For Quick Response
(Pensacola, FL) -- Escambia County's sheriff is praising his deputies for their response to an active shooter situation. Deputies shot an alleged gunman yesterday at a Grocery Advantage store off Lillian Highway. Sheriff David Morgan thanked the deputies for their professionalism and courage in stopping the suspect. The alleged gunman was hurt, but no one else was.
Viera Suntree Little League Advances In International Tournament
(Taylor, MI) -- The Viera Suntree Junior Little League team advanced yesterday to the US finals of the Junior League World Series. The team of 13 and 14-year-olds beat the hosts from Taylor, Michigan, 13-9, thanks to an eight-run outburst in the sixth inning. Viera Suntree will face Fullerton, California tonight at 6:00 for the US Championship.The winner advances to the World Series final on Sunday against the international champion.
Talking Toilet Coming To Northern California Town
(St. Helena, CA) -- A city in Northern California is getting a talking toilet. The St. Helena City Council approved spending about 180-thousand-dollars this week to install a modular public restroom that self-cleans and features soothing music and a voice that welcomes you. However, if you're still in there after ten-minutes, the voice warns you that "time is passing" and the door is about to open. And then it does, ready or not. City councilmembers tell the Napa Valley Register the Exeloo Jupiter Platinum Twin Toilet was a far more cost-effective alternative to a traditional public restroom, which would have cost about a half-million-dollars. Two similar modular toilets have been installed in downtown Napa and city officials consider them a success.
Driver Plays Pokeman Go On Eight Phones In Car
(SeaTac, WA) -- Word is out that the Washington State Patrol trooper discovered a driver on Tuesday who was playing Pokémon Go on eight different phones in his car. The man was found sitting in the car on the shoulder of a highway north of Sea-Tac Airport. He received only a warning since he was stopped on the shoulder and not technically violating the state's distracted driving law.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1988, Vice President George Bush named Senator Dan Quayle as his running mate.
1985, "The Dukes of Hazzard" aired for the final time on CBS Television.
1954, the first issue of "Sports Illustrated" was published.
1898, the roller coaster was patented by Edwin Prescott.
1896, Skookum Jim, Dawson Charlie and George Carmack discovered gold in Rabbit Creek, a tributary of the Klondike River. The discovery led to the Klondike Gold Rush.