Artemis One Launch A Success
(Cape Canaveral, FL)-- The first step in getting Americans back on the moon and further into deep space is being celebrated. NASA's Artemis One moon rocket was successfully launched from Kennedy Space Center overnight. This first launch is an un-crewed, weeks-long mission to the moon and back. Later, Artemis Two will make the same journey with astronauts before the final Artemis Three mission lands astronauts on the surface sometime after 2024.
FL To Receive $26M In Google Settlement
(Tallahassee, FL)-- Florida will receive a share of the multi-state privacy settlement with Google. The Internet search giant has agreed to pay out 390-million dollars to 40 states over how it tracked users' movements. The states argued Google continued to track people even after they thought they had opted-out of being followed. Florida's share of the settlement is 26-million dollars.
Plane Crashes In Volusia County
(Oak Hill, FL)-- A pilot is injured after a plane crash in Volusia County. It happened yesterday afternoon in Oak Hill off a grass airstrip on Maytown Road. The sheriff's office says the pilot was trying to take off when he lost control and hit a tree. He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Deputies say the NTSB and FAA have been notified.
Police Identify Two Orange County People Electrocuted During Nicole
(Orlando, FL) -- Police are identifying the two people who were electrocuted in Orange County following Nicole. Officials say siblings Khalil and Kianna Sapp stepped out of their car when they were shocked by downed power lines in Orlando. The 23-year-old twins were both pronounced dead following the incident last Thursday. A one-year-old child inside the car was not hurt. A GoFundMe page has raised over 26-thousand dollars to help pay for the victims' funeral. Electrocution is one of the leading causes of death after a storm.
Free Narcan Available In Brevard County
(Titusville, FL)-- A lifesaving treatment for drug overdoses is now available for free in Brevard County. The Florida Department of Health Brevard County announced yesterday that it's offering free kits of Naloxone nasal spray. Naloxone reverses the effects of an opioid overdose within minutes. Each kit has two doses of the spray that can be administered without the need of a health care professional. To get a kit, you must be at least 18-years-old, at risk of an overdose or be a caregiver who may witness an overdose. You can get more info at Brevard-dot-Florida-Health-dot-gov.
Manatee County Woman Tracks Down Her Stolen Car
(Bradenton, FL)-- Thanks to a Florida woman's detective work, she's reunited with her stolen car. Palmetto's Rachel Speight had her Mercedes, which she calls her baby, stolen from her daughter's driveway over a month ago. She filed a police report, but she didn't sense they were treating the issue with enough urgency, so she took action herself. Speight passed out flyers, talked to people and got a tip that led her to First Ave East where she found her car. She tells ABC Action News she never thought she'd see her car again, so to find it was crazy and overwhelming.
Disney World To Raise Ticket Price Next Month
(Orlando, FL) -- It is going to cost more to get into Disney World next month due to high demand. The company says the Magic Kingdom theme park will soon be priced at or above other attractions since it is the most-visited in the world. Disney says right now all four parks are priced around 109-dollars for a day admission, but starting December 8th tickets could go up as much as 189-dollars.This will be the first ticket price increase for Disney in three years.
AAA: Thanksgiving Travel To Be Most Since 2005
(Undated) -- More Floridians are planning to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday. Triple-A reports more than two-point-nine-million Sunshine State residents will journey 50 miles or more away from home next week.That's 50-thousand, or two-percent, more than last year and the most since 2005. Despite higher gas prices, 91-percent of people living in Florida will drive to their Thanksgiving destinations.
Man Dancing On Top Of Semi Dies After Hitting Bridge
(Houston, TX)-- A man is dead after getting knocked off the top of a semi truck in Texas. Houston police say the unidentified man either jumped or climbed onto the tractor-trailer as it was driving down the freeway. He began dancing on top of the truck before being knocked off as the vehicle went under a bridge. He was rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the semi was unaware of the dancing stowaway and was later released from custody when it was determined he wasn't impaired. Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident. It's believed the man was possibly recording himself prior to his death.
Cocaine Found In Wheelchair AT JFK Airport
(Queens, NY) -- A woman is facing charges after authorities allegedly found a huge amount of cocaine hidden in a wheelchair at JFK Airport. Authorities say Emelinda Paulino De Rivas arrived on a flight from the Dominican Republican on November 10th in a wheelchair when officers noticed the wheels not turning. They allegedly found 28 pounds of cocaine in all four wheels with an estimated street value of 450-thousand dollars.
TODAY IN HISTORY (or DAVE’S NOT HERE TODAY)
2020, Moderna releases its early data on its COVID-19 vaccine, saying the shot is nearly 95 percent effective.
1966, Dr. Sam Sheppard was acquitted in his second trial of charges he murdered his pregnant wife. His story was the subject of the television show and the film "The Fugitive."
1963, the touch-tone telephone was introduced.
1907, Oklahoma became the 46th state of the union.