Extra Law Enforcement On Roadways This Week
(Tallahassee, FL) -- Florida drivers can expect to see extra law enforcement on the roadways throughout the week. Agencies throughout the state are taking part in the Click It or Ticket campaign by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. People could face fines if they are caught without a seatbelt starting through June Fourth. The increase of patrols also comes as more than two-million Floridians are expected to hit the roadways for Memorial Day weekend.
DeSantis Puts Temporary Hold On Planned Execution
(Tallahassee, FL) --A man on death row for a murder in Palm Beach County is getting a temporary reprieve. Governor Ron DeSantis yesterday issued an executive order that halts the planned execution of Duane Eugene Owen. DeSantis' order calls for Owen to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Three psychiatrists will evaluate Owen today. The 62-year-old is set to be executed June 15th for raping and killing Georgianna Worden at her home in Boca Raton in 1984.
Deadly Lightning Strike In Volusia County
(Deltona, FL) --A man is dead after getting hit by lightning in Volusia County. It happened yesterday afternoon in Deltona on Sterling Pointe Drive. The sheriff's office says Edwin Velasquez Cinto was working on a roof when he was hit, and he fell off the roof and landed on concrete.The 24-year-old was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Disney Planning More Layoffs
(Orlando, FL) --Disney is planning to lay off thousands of workers. CNN reported yesterday that a third round of layoffs is underway, and those impacted will be notified this week. According to a source, over 25-hundred employees will lose their jobs. It's not known how many of the affected employees are based in Central Florida. When complete, the three rounds of layoffs will impact seven thousand employees.That represents three-percent of the company's global workforce.
Lego Releases "Pac-Man" Set
(Enfield, CT) --Lego is releasing an over two-thousand piece set celebrating "Pac-Man." The set based on a the 1980s arcade game comes with a light brick to light up the coin slot. "Pac-Man," launched in Tokyo in 1980, became the most successful arcade game of all time. The Lego set doesn't work as an actual gaming system, the company says fans will love the "retro game details."
TODAY IN HISTORY
2022, New York City removed it's last public payphones in Midtown Manhattan.
2013, the Boy Scouts of America voted to allow gay boys to join the organization but upheld its ban on gay scout leaders.
1934, bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot and killed by police in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.
1873, Canada created the North West Mounted Police.They would later become known as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.