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Published: Sunday, December 03, 2017 @ 10:54 AM
— A trilogy of supermoons begins Sunday night with a full cold moon that can be viewed in person or online, Space.com reported.
The other supermoons will occur on Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2018. In addition, there will be a lunar eclipse on Jan. 31 that will cause a “blue moon.”
Super Moon— PAGASA-DOST (@dost_pagasa) December 3, 2017
The Moon reached its Perigee at 04:43 P.M and it will reach the Full Moon phase at 11:47 later this night. Tonight's Moon can appear up to 14% times larger and 30 times brighter than usual.#AstroPH pic.twitter.com/obWGOlXUnv
A supermoon occurs when the full moon is at its perigee, which is the closest point of its orbit to the Earth, Space.com reported. The moon appears to be larger and brighter than a regular full moon and up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than when it is at its apogee, which is its furthest point from Earth, Space.com reported.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 3:07 AM
SLIDELL, La. — Police in Louisiana arrested a female elementary school student who took nude pictures of herself, as well as her male classmate who shared the photographs through a social media app, WGNO reported.
The students, who are enrolled at Bonne Ecole Elementary in Slidell, were charged with distribution of child pornography, the Slidell Police Department said.
The nude photographs were sent and shared through the Snapchat app, police said. The male student sent the picture to other students after receiving them, WGNO reported.
“Most kids are not aware, but sending a nude photo of themselves is a crime,” Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal said in a Facebook post. “Parents need to have a candid conversation with their kids about the seriousness, and the long term effects, of taking and sending nude photographs.”
Both children were released into the custody of their parents, WGNO reported.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 3:00 AM
DAYTON — Police are searching for a man who reportedly robbed a Family Video at knife-point in Dayton Friday.
The suspect reportedly entered the location at 1910 Wayne Ave. just after 10:30 p.m., according to the employee working at the time.
A man in his late 20s to early 30s reportedly looked around the store before going behind the counter and pulling out a pocket knife, according to a Dayton police report.
The employee told police the man put the knife to the their stomach and demanded them to get on the ground. The suspect then took an undisclosed amount of money from the drawers before leaving out of the front door on foot, the report said.
It was not known which direction the suspect went.
A K-9 was requested to the scene, as well as an evidence technician, according to the report.
The suspect is described as being between five foot six and five foot eight inches tall, thin with a dark mustache and brown hair. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a red shirt underneath, a black and red hat and jeans, according to the report.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 2:36 AM
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — A Florida county commissioner was arrested Thursday on multiple prostitution-related charges after authorities said he housed and fed a couple in exchange for having sex with the man’s wife twice a week, The Tampa Bay Times reported.
Hernando County Commissioner Nick Nicholson, 71, was arrested Thursday by the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with one count of operating a location for the purpose of lewdness, assignation or prostitution and two counts of purchasing services from a person engaged in prostitution, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The charges are second-degree misdemeanors for a first offense, and each has a maximum penalty of 60 days in jail. Nicholson posted $3,000 bail, records show.
Florida law allows Gov. Rick Scott to suspend an elected official through an executive order, the Times reported.
"Governor Scott expects all elected officials to behave ethically and responsibility. Our office is aware of this and reviewing the details,’’ spokesman McKinley Lewis told the Times.
The charges followed an alleged domestic dispute in February between Kendel Surette, 33, and Valerie Surette, 30, who were living at Nicholson’s home in Spring Hill. Kendel Surette told deputies that Nicholson had housed and fed the couple for six months; in exchange, Surette said, Nicholson had sex with his wife on Tuesdays and Saturdays, according to court records. Nicholson paid the Surettes $100 every Tuesday and $200 every Saturday, the Times reported.
Kendel Surette also told deputies that Nicholson allowed his wife to have sex with other clients on a mattress in the commissioner’s garage or in a car in the driveway, the Times reported.
Nicholson said in February that he met Valerie Surette at Icon Gentlemen’s Club, where she was a stripper. He denied having sex with the woman.
“She keeps me company,’’ he told the Times. “I’m just a nice guy, so they just took advantage of me.’’
Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 3:26 AM
Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 2:20 AM
— Mainly clear skies will remain with chilly conditions overnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures drop into the middle 30s. Some patchy frost will be possible, especially east.
Saturday: Expect high clouds to allow for filtered sunshine. Temperatures will continue to climb with highs near 60 degrees.
Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds will end the weekend with near seasonable temperatures in the lower 60s.
Monday: Partly cloudy skies will start the workweek. Highs will reach into the middle 60s.
Tuesday: Skies will become mostly cloudy with a chance for showers. Highs will drop back into the upper 50s.