Police say two people charged with driving up to 100 mph had three toddlers as passengers. Authorities say 29-year-old James Maymi and 23-year-old Virgen Lopez were racing on the Tampa Causeway between 90 and 100 mph early Monday morning. Maymi had a 2-year-old and a 20-month-old in his car. Lopez had a 2-year-old in her vehicle.
Walt Disney World is reopening its monorail system today — with new safety sensors added to monitor track switches, according to a note to employees this morning. The move comes a little more than 24 hours after a predawn collision killed one monorail pilot. The collision occurred as one of the trains was being transferred off the system’s Epcot line, which ferries guests between the Magic Kingdom and Epoct, according to Disney’s note.
A Marshall County man deported twice from the U.S. is in jail here facing a reckless endangement charge after an infant child was hurt last week in a single-vehicle wreck. Albertville Police spokesman Sgt. Jamie Smith said today the vehicle Vidal Lopez-Lopez, 21, was driving late Friday night left the highway near Highway 205 South and Jackie Street and overturned.
A South Carolina sheriff said Monday that physical evidence links three shootings to a serial killer blamed for five deaths in a week in a rural community. Cherokee County Sheriff Bill Blanton told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that authorities were still searching for the killer, but he did not elaborate on the evidence found.
A 37-year-old mother has been charged with attempted murder after withholding medication and treatment from her autistic son, who died from leukemia in March. Kristen LaBrie of Salem, Mass., faces charges of attempted murder, child endangerment and permitting bodily injury to a disabled person.
Pradeep Nagappa didn’t realize that filling up his Dodge Avenger’s gas tank before evening could contribute to ground-level ozone pollution.”I didn’t know, but I’ll avoid doing it now if I can,” said Nagappa, 26, Indianapolis, as he filled his car’s tank Downtown one day last week.
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Police in Elgin say a taxi driver who didn’t have Mace handy when he was attacked by a knife-wielding passenger instead disarmed the man with a can of aerosol deodorant. Elgin Deputy Police Chief Jeff Swoboda says the 51-year-old cabbie picked up the male passenger early Thursday outside a casino. Swoboda said the driver grew suspicious when the man offered several destinations, so he surreptitiously placed the small can of deodorant between his legs.
A Sacramento man has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to injure a Woodland police officer with a tree limb. Milton Jordan, 29, was arrested on suspicion of attempted assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, resisting an officer and vandalism.
A Gwinnett County police cadet has been offered the option of resigning in lieu of being fired after his arrest on burglary charges over the weekend, police said. Sean Filyaw, 24, was arrested after a former neighbor discovered the wannabe cop stealing a PlayStation from the neighbor’s home in Auburn.
An enraged Brooklyn husband whacked his wife in the head with a meat cleaver Monday – screaming he had endured her clumsiness for too long, police sources said. “I’ve put up with you for all these years!” neighbors said Qi Xian Huang screamed in Chinese after his wife accidentally swept dirt over his feet while cleaning.
Twelve people were shot shortly after midnight Monday when gunfire erupted at a birthday party in Overtown. Several people are now in the hospital, some barely clinging to life, as Miami police search for three shooters responsible for the mayhem that occurred at 12:45 a.m. outside a home in the 500 block of Northwest Fifth Street.
Mandy Sellars is your typical, single 34-year-old woman. She loves to go the movies, hang out with her friends, go out for lunch and have a good chat. But there is just one thing that sets Sellars apart: She suffers from a rare condition that has caused her legs to grow at an alarming rate.
Katherine Varjian, 65, had been feeding feral cats, or felines that are not under her ownership, in her Beverly Hills neighborhood for the past 12 years. The Beverly Hills Municipal Court will now decide whether or not her actions are within the confines of the law. Varjian was feeding between 20 and 30 cats daily in the alley behind the 100-200 blocks of Palm, Maple and Oakhurst Drives.
An 83-year-old woman police say was struck as her 92-year-old husband backed their car out of a parking space at a Cape Cod yacht club has died. A spokeswoman for Cape Cod Hospital tells WXTK-FM that Muriel Weldon of Reading was pronounced dead approximately an hour after she was struck just after 8 p.m. Sunday.
Passengers on Thomas Cook flight TCX9641 from Menorca were told to expect an eight-hour wait while an engineer was flown out from the UK. One passenger then identified himself as a qualified aircraft engineer and offered to try to remedy the fault. He was successful, and the plane landed in Glasgow only 35 minutes late.
Ryanair wants passengers to stand during its flights so the budget airline can squeeze more people onboard. The Irish air carrier plans to cut costs by making fliers perch on stools with seatbelts around their waists. Chief executive Michael O’Leary has already held talks with US plane manufacturer Boeing about designing an aircraft with standing room.
Quote of the day.
So what is government?… Very simply, it is an agency of coercion. Of course, there are other agencies of coercion — such as the Mafia. So to be more precise, government is the agency of coercion that has flags in front of its offices.