Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Orange County
(Christmas, FL)-- The FAA is investigating after a pilot made an emergency landing in Orange County. A single-engine Piper plane touched down yesterday morning near Christmas in the median on East Colonial Drive. No one was hurt. There's no word on a cause.
Volusia County Man Found Naked At Stranger's Home After Crash
(Deltona, FL)-- Alcohol appears to be a factor in a bizarre incident in Volusia County.The sheriff's office says Deltona's Kevin Gardner was arrested Sunday after he was found naked at a stranger's home on Trade Street. Deputies believe the 39-year-old crashed his pickup truck into a utility pole on Fort Smith Boulevard and then walked to the home where he started banging on the door.The resident called law enforcement.Investigators say Gardner's blood alcohol level was above the legal limit. News 6 reports he's facing charges that include DUI and indecent exposure.
DeSantis Signs Bill Increasing Penalties For Crimes Against Police K9s
(Tallahassee, FL)-- A new law will impose harsher penalties on those who hurt police dogs.Governor Ron DeSantis yesterday signed HB 1047 into law. It upgrades violent crimes against K9s or police horses from a first-degree misdemeanor to a third-degree felony. DeSantis says backing the blue means supporting our K9s that fearlessly protect their handlers and use their unique skills to help people in ways that humans cannot.
Orlando Business Owner Suing Florida Over Drag Show Law
(Orlando, FL)-- An Orlando business owner believes a new state law could cost him his business. John Paonessa owns Hamburger Mary's, and he recently sued the state over the Protection of Children Act. The law punishes venues that expose children to sexual content. Hamburger Mary's hosts drag shows, and Paonessa is worried he could lose his liquor license. He tells Channel 9 his shows are G rated, but his business may be unfairly targeted. Palm Bay Republican State Rep. Randy Fine sponsored the bill, and he tells News 6 if Hamburger Mary's follows the law, they have nothing to worry about.
Man Allegedly Shoots Roommate For Eating Last Hot Pocket
(Louisville, KY)-- A Louisville man is being accused of shooting his roommate over food on Sunday. Police have arrested 64-year-old Clifton Williams who they say shot his roommate after he ate the last Hot Pocket. Officials believe Williams started throwing tiles at him before getting a gun and shooting him. The roommate was taken to the hospital with injuries described as non-life-threatening and Williams has been charged with assault.
TODAY IN HISTORY
1995, Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss was sentenced to three years in prison for running a call girl operation which catered to the rich and famous.
1915, Thomas Edison invented the telescribe, which was designed to record telephone conversations.
1844, Samuel Morse demonstrated the telegraph with what is now known as Morse Code. The message "What hath God wrought" was sent from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore, Maryland.