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Children Find Spirit Airlines Pilot & Wife Dead In Apparent Overdose

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  • Amazon’s Rekognition Video partnered with Orlando Police in a “pilot program” aimed at using existing city cameras to “provide real-time detection and notification of persons-of-interest.” While facial recognition software isn’t a new concept, this technology would go beyond analyzing still photos, reports NPR.  The program is able to accurately track and identify people as they walk down the street. Amazon Rekognition Director Ranju Das recently told a developer conference in Seoul, South Korea that Orlando is a “launch partner” with the company and gave a demonstration using a traffic cam provided by the City of Orlando. “They have cameras all over the city,” said Das. “The authorized cameras are then streaming the data, we are a subscriber to the stream, we analyze the video in real time, search against the collection of faces they have.' In a written statement, OPD said they are not currently testing the the technology on the public and “any use of the system will be in accordance with current and applicable law.”
  • The Florida National Guard is moving resources to areas of the state that could face flooding as a tropical disturbance moves north from the Caribbean Sea and into the Gulf of Mexico this week. Tropical development is not expected, but heavy rainfall could flood areas already saturated by almost daily rainfall since the beginning of the month. The weather system, now designated as Invest 90L by the National Hurricane Center in Miami, is east of Belize and producing a large area of disorganized weather as it slowly moves north. “To make sure we are absolutely prepared, today, I also directed FWC Executive Director Eric Sutton to pre-position and stage its high water vehicles and all other flood response resources so they may be rapidly deployed to assist Floridians in need in the event of any flooding,” said Scott in a release from his office.
  • A 5-year-old girl in Athens, Alabama, gave her mom the surprise of a lifetime during a trip through a McDonald’s drive-thru. >> Read more trending news  Briana Blankenship shared the video of her daughter, Taylor, saying the word “mama” for the first time, according to WXIN. Blankenship tells WXIN that Taylor has nonverbal autism and has never spoken until now: “I am ugly crying in the McDonald's parking lot and the employees probably think I'm crazy. In the drive thru I suddenly heard Taylor say MAMA.  “For those of you that don't know. Taylor is 5 and has nonverbal autism. She has NEVER said a word. EVER.  “As soon as she said it I grabbed my phone and started recording. I'm pretty sure I held up the drive thru line but there was no way I wasn't getting proof of this. I can't explain how unbelievably grateful and ecstatic I am right now. #AutismAwareness #BigWin.” The 5-year-old has been in speech therapy since she was 3 years old, WXIN reports. Blankenship said the next word the family hopes to hear is “dada.”
  • A south Louisiana man was arrested Saturday after sheriff’s deputies said they saw him driving a lawn mower while drunk. Brian K. Cheramie, 59, of Cut Off, is charged with second-offense driving while intoxicated, according to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. He was also booked on an outstanding contempt of court warrant. Sheriff’s Office officials reported that deputies saw Cheramie driving a lawn mower on the shoulder of the highway just after midnight Saturday morning. As they watched, he swerved into a lane of traffic and back onto the shoulder, the deputies said.  >> Read more trending news They pulled Cheramie over, at which point he admitted that he drank several beers before getting on the lawn mower, authorities said.  Cheramie also did badly on a field sobriety test. A breath test indicated he had a blood alcohol concentration of .144 percent, well over the legal limit of .08 percent. He was booked into the parish jail, where he remained in lieu of $2,800 bond on Tuesday.