Publix Announces Purchase Limits Due To Shortages
(Lakeland, FL) -- Publix has placed purchase limits on certain products due to supply chain shortage issues. The company announced Friday that purchase limits are being placed on particular products until further notice. Products on the list include toilet paper, bacon, sausage, sports drinks, refrigerated snacks and more. The limit is two items on the list per shopper.
Panhandle Hospital Rescinds Unvaxxed Suspensions
(Pensacola, FL) -- A hospital in Pensacola has rescinded its suspension of unvaccinated employees. Friday in an email Ascension Sacred Heart is allowing suspended employees to return to work. The decision covers those employees who did not comply with the hospital's vaccination rule and as a result were suspended from duty. A hospital statement says the suspensions may be reinstated after staffers have the chance to review a new state law against COVID-19 mandates.
Man Arrested For Impersonating An Officer
(Volusia County, FL) -- A man is in custody in Volusia County on charges he impersonated an officer. The suspect was arrested by a Volusia County deputy on Thursday after the suspect attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The suspect's truck had police lights installed and a Florida Sheriff's Association license plate. Investigators say as it turns out, 54-year old Joseph Mercier is not only not a member of law enforcement, neither does he have a driver license. He is in the Volusia County jail facing several charges including impersonation of a law officer.
Protests Over Rittenhouse Verdict
(Tampa, FL) -- A jury's verdict in Wisconsin is sparking protests in Tampa Bay. After Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all counts, over 20 people protested this weekend. One protest was held in St. Petersburg. One protester tells 10 Tampa Bay the verdict is a reminder that there's work that has to be done.
UF Fires Coach Mullen
(Gainesville, FL) -- The University of Florida is searching for a new football coach. The school announced yesterday it has fired head coach Dan Mullen. The Gators are 5-and-6 this season and 2-and-6 in the SEC. In four seasons in Gainesville, Mullen is 34-and-15, and they won the SEC East last season.
Police Seize $500M Of Product In Raid On Illegal Marijuana Operation
(Medford, OR) -- Police are seizing 500-million dollars worth of illegal marijuana in a bust outside of Medford in southwest Oregon. The Oregon State Police served a warrant at five industrial-sized warehouses on Thursday. Over the course of two days, police estimated they removed 500-thousand pounds of illegal marijuana and a gun from the premises. Individuals arrested were discovered to be migrant workers living on site and were released after they were identified. The seizure comes at time when the sale of legalized marijuana is flourishing. CNN reports sales nationwide hit 20-billion dollars in 2020 and are set to top 26-billion dollars this year.
California Football Team Makes History
(Los Angeles, CA) -- The California School for the Deaf in Riverside is making history. The Cubs Varsity Football team has had an undefeated season and has gotten farther than any other year in the school's 68-year history. The team has inspired fans as well as the deaf community with their perseverance and work ethic. They beat Avalon High school last night 62-51 and now head to the state championships.
TODAY IN HISTORY
1995, "Toy Story," the first feature-length film created of solely computer-generated images, was released.
1986, Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight boxing champion when he knocked out Trevor Berbick in Las Vegas.
1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas.