College Board To Update AP African American Studies Course
(Tallahassee, FL) -- The College Board is planning to update its Advanced Placement course for African American Studies after it was rejected by the state of Florida. State officials say the most recently proposed framework lacks educational value and historical accuracy. They invited the board to revise the course to comply with Florida law. The curriculum first launched as a pilot program in several districts across the nation.A reworked verse of the program is expected to come out on February 1st.
Nearly $2M Worth Of Drugs Found Off Florida Keys
((Big Pine Key, FL) -- Federal law enforcement offices are stepping in to help after nearly two-million dollars worth of drugs were found in the Florida Keys. Monroe County deputies were called out to two separate scenes Monday. Authorities say 75 pounds of cocaine was found by a resident on Big Pine Key, while another 70 pounds was found just offshore. The drugs have been turned over to the feds. The origin of the drugs is unclear.
Brevard County To Pick Superintendent In May
(Viera, FL)-- Parents and students in Brevard County will get a chance to help the school board pick the next superintendent. The board held a workshop yesterday to discuss finding a replacement for Dr. Mark Mullins. The search process will include an online questionnaire that'll ask parents, students and district employees to share what qualities they're looking for in a superintendent. The questionnaire will be available on Monday. The board will start accepting applications next month, and a superintendent should be named in May.
Police Shoot Man In Miami-Dade County
(Miami Gardens, FL)-- A man is hurt after he was shot by a police officer in Miami-Dade County. It happened yesterday afternoon in Miami Gardens at the Walden Pond Apartments on Northwest 9th Place.Miami-Dade Police say officers were investigating a fraud case, and when they approached a man, there was a fight and the man reached for a gun in his waistband. He was shot and taken to the hospital in stable condition. No officers were hurt, and the FDLE is investigating.
Bomb Scare At Palm Beach International Airport
(West Palm Beach, FL)-- A man could face charges for a bomb threat at Palm Beach International Airport. The sheriff's office says a Frontier passenger claimed last night that he had a bomb in his bag. The bomb squad and the FBI responded to Terminal C, conducted a search and found nothing. The terminal was closed for about three hours. Some flights were delayed and some arrivals were moved to other gates. Witnesses tell WPBF News the man appeared to be drunk.
Doomsday Clock Closest Point To Midnight In History
(Washington, DC)-- The hands of the Doomsday Clock are closer to midnight than ever before. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the hands of the symbolic clock ten seconds forward to 90 seconds to midnight. It's the closest the clock has been to "symbolic doom" since it was created more than 75 years ago to convey the threats facing humanity.
Ford Offering $2,500 To Bronco Customers
(Dearborn, MI)-- Customers who ordered a Ford Bronco SUV are being offered a 25-hundred-dollar credit from the automaker to change their order to a different model. It's due to supply chain issues and it's being offered to people whose SUV isn't yet being produced. They can use the credit for any other Ford product. A small number of people who signed a contract for a new Bronco in 2021 will get an additional 25-hundred dollars to order a Bronco without the Sasquatch, hard top, or luxe package. Customers have until March 7th to decide.
TODAY IN HISTORY
1971, Charles Manson and three of his followers were sentenced to life in prison after being convicted on seven counts of first-degree murder.
1924, the first Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France.
1915, Alexander Graham Bell spoke to his assistant Thomas A. Watson in San Francisco beginning the first transcontinental telephone service.