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Slams Into Pompano Beach Home
driver, arriving from running errands, accidentally slammed into her
own home.Broward Sheriffs deputies said 72-year old Margaret
Peterson was arriving at her Pompano Beach home located at 725 N.W.
had arrived from shopping when she accidentally drove her car into
injuries were reported in the incident.
is not facing any charges.
extent of the damage to the home at this time is undetermined.
Killed After Being Struck By Jumping Sturgeon In Boat
sturgeon leaped into a boat, hitting and killing a 5-year old girl.
officials say Jaylon Rippy died after being struck Thursday night.
Her brother and mother were also injured and taken to a Gainesville
hospital. Their condition was not known.
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission say this is the first
fatality recorded from a sturgeon strike on the Suwannee River. Four
people have been injured by jumping sturgeon this year, including two
boaters who were taken to the hospital Friday.
officials say Colleen Harvey, 42, and her husband Charles, 41, were
struck while boating along the Santa Fe River.
water levels are causing the sturgeon to jump more frequently than
in recent years. Boaters are urged to wear life jackets and avoid the
bow of the boat to avoid injury.
Brewers Toast As New Growler Law Takes Effect
around Florida toasted to a new law that took effect allowing them
to fill 64-ounce take-home growlers.
new law started Wednesday, and local breweries around Florida poured
frothy beverages and held parties to wave goodbye to what they said
was a confusing old law.
craft brewers were barred previously from selling the popular-sized
64-ounce refillable growlers because of an outdated law meant to
assist big brewers, retailers and distributors.
at Gainesvilles First Magnitude and Swamp Head breweries were
joined by local lawmakers to fill 64-ouncers for the first time.
Magnitude co-owner John Denny says before the law, craft beer
aficionados from out of the area would bring their own 64-ounce
growlers to fill but couldnt.
People Rescued After Boat Capsized
people have been rescued after the boat they were on capsized,
according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.
news releases from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue says crew reposed
to reports of a boating accident at 4 o'clock p.m. The first arriving
crews reported that the vessel had capsized and people were in the water.
Beach Fire Rescue says that 10 people were rescued with the help of
passing boaters who picked them up and brought them to the shore.
on shore, the people were evaluated by paramedics and no injuries
teacher gets 22 years for sex with students
former central Florida high school teacher has been sentenced to 22
years in prison for having sex with three of her male students.
Polk County judge sentenced 30-year-old Jennifer Fichter on
Thursday. She pleaded guilty in March to 37 child sex charges. She
still faces three counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor in
initially was arrested in April 2014 on allegations she had carried
on a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old boy who attended the
Central Florida Aerospace Academy in Lakeland, where she had taught
English for three years.
more victims, both 17, came forward following news reports of her arrest.
in the water
record number of shark attacks has locals keeping a close eye on
whats swimming with them during Independence Day weekend.
along Stuart Beach noticed something startling Friday afternoon.
was a ten foot bull shark. So we started sprinting as fast as we
could out of the water," said beach goer Leanna Livings, We
were yelling to get out of the water because there was a giant shark.
watched as the shark cruised close to shore.
has been a common sight along the east coast.
so have attacks.
think something strange is going on because the trend is normally
zero or just one attack in that area in any one year, said Dr.
Samuel Gruber, Director of the Bimini Sharklab Research Facility.
have been 23 reported shark attacks in U.S. waters this year.
North Carolina, there have been seven attacks in the past three weeks.
the most ever recorded in the eighty years since the University of
Florida began tracking shark attacks.
most recent attack was on Wednesday.
fishing, sea turtle migration, lunar cycles and global warming, are
just a few theories why.
swim in warm waters like Florida and tropical waters. So you have
more people in the water with more sharks, youre likely to get
shark attacks, Dr. Gruber said.
National Park Service is warning beach goers to stay close to the
shore and swim in small groups.
safety tips include avoiding the water at twilight and at night.
Also, avoid wearing shiny objects like jewelry.
8-Year Reign ends At Nathan's Hot Dog Contest
the first time in nearly a decade, the world's hot dog king is
someone not named Joey Chestnut.
"Megatoad" Stonie devoured 62 hot dogs and buns in 10
minutes at Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest in
New York on Saturday, beating longtime champion Chestnut's tally of
60 and winning his first mustard yellow belt.
5-foot-8 and 130 pounds, Stonie beat his own record of 56 from last
smiling Stonie told the crowd it was surreal to win on the sport's
was a humble victor.
is an amazing competitor," Stonie said of his rival.
know he brings 100% to the Fourth of July and he is a legend of the
sport," he told ESPN2, which broadcast the event.
beat him by a couple of hot dogs this year is... you know I trained
hard for this and I can't say I came in confident, but I came
prepared," Stonie said.
wearing Nathan's hats cheered for Stonie throughout the competition
while others held signs reading "Joey ate my lunch."
had won eight straight titles at the eating contest at Brooklyn's
Coney Island. He still holds the record of 69 hot dogs from his 2013 competition.
just had trouble," Chestnut said after the competition. "I
was slow and he was eating fast."
year, Chestnut made additional headlines when he proposed to his
girlfriend just before the competition, but the two split earlier
did bad, he deserved to win," Chestnut said of Stonie.
been looking for a competition for a long time and now I have it,
and now he's made me hungry," Chestnut said, and vowed he'd
definitely come back for a rematch next year.
after the reigning king was defeated, Nathan's tweeted thanks to
Chestnut, saying he has been an "incredible champion for
8-straight years & showed his class in his defeat."
on Twitter how he prepared for the contest, Chestnut tweeted, "I
eat almost no solid food for about 2 days before a big contest. Keep
loose and empty with lots of liquid."
the women's competition, Miki Sudo won for the second consecutive
year, eating 38 hot dogs -- four more than her mark last year. The
runner-up was Sonya Thomas, who still holds the women's contest
record of 45 dogs.
to last year I was incredibly underprepared," Sudo said. "I
hadn't practiced but somehow was able to pull it off."
famous men's competition has taken place annually since 1972. The
women's competitive eating competition began just four years ago in
2011.Contestants compete for prize money.