Florida: 5 things to know for Dec. 26th
Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
CENTRAL FLORIDA MAN MAY HAVE BEEN KILLED BY STRAY BULLET FROM NEIGHBOR’S SHOOTING RANGE
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office says the Deltona man was in his backyard Wednesday morning when he was shot in the chest. Authorities say a neighbor had built a shooting range and it was possible that a stray bullet from the range struck the victim.
MELBOURNE POLICE ISSUE SCRATCH-OFF LOTTERY TICKETS INSTEAD OF SPEEDING TICKETS ON CHRISTMAS
Officers say they bought the lottery tickets with their own money to spread a bit of holiday cheer while ensuring public safety. The scratch-off tickets were issued to drivers pulled over for speeding or other traffic violations.
FORMER 1970S ANCHORMAN ENJOYS BEING INSPIRATION FOR FILM CHARACTER
Comedian Will Ferrell has said the inspiration for his Ron Burgundy character in the “Anchorman” movies was Mort Crim, who retired to northeast Florida in 1998. Crim says the film is a satire and he doesn’t take offense to Ferrell’s performance. Crim and his wife went to the Dec. 15 premiere of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” in New York and met Ferrell for the first time.
REPRODUCTION OF SEA PLANE THAT ONCE FLEW PASSENGERS ACROSS TAMPA BAY GETS READ TO TAKE OFF
New Year’s Day marks the 100th anniversary of the first passenger flight between St. Petersburg and Tampa. The plane ferried one passenger at a time across Tampa Bay. Kermit Weeks of Fantasy of Flight in Polk City decided to build a reproduction of the plane to celebrate the historic flight. He plans to fly his aircraft Jan. 1 from St. Petersburg to Tampa.
TWO DEAD IN CHRISTMAS SHOOTING
Two men are dead and another was critically injured during a Christmas Day shooting near Orlando. Deputies say an armed man showed up at the apartment complex and shot his way inside.
Source: Associated Press