This weekend marks two years since investigators say Everett Miller shot and killed Officer Matthew Baxter and Sergeant Sam Howard. They died while responding to a call near Palmway and Cypress streets in Kissimmee. To honor and celebrate their legacy, the police department is holding a Community Appreciation Day event at the station. From 10 am to 2 pm, you and the whole family can enjoy FREE food, bouncy houses, and even a tour of the police department. Jury selection for Miller's trial will begin on Monday, with opening arguments expected to begin on August 26th or 27th. Officer Baxter's wife Sadia says she will be there every day of the trial out of respect for her husband's legacy.
If you have ever been to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, then there is no doubt you know the ride 'Its A Small World'. The question is: Would you ride it for nearly 13 hours if it was for a good cause? The team in training at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society seems to think so. On their website, they have announced that they will spend all of Saturday riding the 'Happiest Cruise that Ever Sailed' as many times as they can until the park closes. Each team member who participates in today's event will have a page that people can donate to in order to help raise money for blood cancer research. The initial goal was to raise $25,000, but since that goal has already been reached, they have bumped it up to $32,000. The group says' Its the ultimate endurance challenge- both physically( sitting for hours on a hard plastic seat) and mentally( hearing the same song over and over and over).' To keep track of the team's progress and donate yourself, you can check out their page here: https://pages.lls.org/tnt/de/yourway20/smallworldchallenge2019
A 9-year-old girl was bitten by a shark in knee-deep water at New Smyrna Beach Friday morning. According to an incident report by Volusia County Beach Safety, the incident happened around 11 a.m. near 27th Avenue. The girl received medical treatment on the beach for a non-life-threatening laceration, but was transported to a hospital by her mother. Last month, three people were bitten by sharks at New Smyrna Beach in two days.