Southwest Cancellations Affect OIA
(Orlando, FL) -- Southwest's troubles are affecting travelers at major airports across the state. Dozens of flights in and out of OIA are among the hundreds the airline has canceled or delayed in recent days. Southwest and OIA officials blame it on bad weather up north and air traffic control problems. Those flying out of OIA or picking up someone at the airport are advised to check the flight status before going to the airport.
Governor DeSantis Files Appeal Of Anti-Riot Law Ruling
(Tallahassee, FL) -- Attorneys for Governor DeSantis are filing an appeal on a decision blocking an "anti-riot" law. The law enhances penalties and creates new crimes in protests that turn violent. In September, Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker blocked DeSantis and three sheriffs from enforcing the law. Friday's notice said the state will appeal the preliminary injunction at the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
2 Injured In Rival Biker Clubs Shootout
(Polk County, FL) -- Two people are injured after two rival biker clubs tangled on I-4. The incident happened before midnight Friday night on I-4 near the interstate intersects U.S. Highway 27. One biker was shot in the back and returned fire hitting a female passenger on the other bike. The 33-year old woman was knocked off the bike and is in extremely critical condition in the hospital.
TV Producer Charged With Killing Sister
(Van Nuys, CA) -- A pretrial hearing will be held Thursday at the Van Nuys Courthouse for the television producer accused of drugging and murdering her sister in 2015. Prosecutors say 59-year-old Jill Blackstone faces murder and animal cruelty charges in connection with the death of Wendy Blackstone. The 49-year-old victim's body was found inside an enclosed garage in Studio City where carbon monoxide filled the room. First responders also found a dead dog next to Wendy. The defendant is also accused of writing a phony suicide note. Blackstone produced several TV series, including "The Jerry Springer Show" and Sally Jessy Raphael's program.
Insurance Firm Shares Quirky Claims For 325th Anniversary
(United Kingdom) -- A top insurance firm in the UK is sharing some its weirdest claims to celebrate its 325th anniversary. Aviva dates back to 1696. Since then they have amassed a collection of claims, including an 1875 leapfrog injury and 1934 car damage from a passing by circus elephant. Aviva archivists say they enjoyed looking back at some of the company's oldest and quirkiest claims from eras when injuring your finger in a woman's corset or suffering a "poisoned hand" from handling drugs was a bit more likely.
Jags Lose 20th Straight
(Jacksonville, FL) -- The Jaguars may have to leave the country to win a football game. Yulee native Derrick Henry scored three touchdowns to lift the Titans over Jacksonville, 37-19, yesterday at TIAA Bank Field. The Jags are now 0-5 this season, and they have lost 20 straight games dating back to last season. They can break the streak next Sunday when they play one-and-four Miami in London.
007 Shaking And Stirring The Box Office
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Agent 007 is back on top. The latest James Bond movie "No Time to Die" is North America's top movie -- earning 56-million-dollars in its first weekend in theaters in the U.S. and Canada. The film's opening was delayed several times due to the coronavirus pandemic. "No Time to Die" will be Daniel Craig's final outing as Ian Fleming's secret agent.
ASocial Media Note
Facebook says it's taking action to give users what they're asking for - "more friends, less politics." The vice president for global affairs and communications confirmed the social media giant will limit politics. He also says Instagram will make changes addressing mental health.
TODAY IN HISTORY
1984, space shuttle "Challenger" astronaut Kathy Sullivan became the first U.S. woman to walk in space.
1975, the phrase "Live From New York, It's Saturday Night Live" ushered in the debut episode of "Saturday Night Live" on NBC. George Carlin hosted the premiere episode.
1968, Apollo 7 launched from Cape Kennedy with a three-man astronaut crew.