What SWFL Is Talking About 8/9

The Jacksonville Beach Police are reporting that one of their officers was shot last night  at a Waffle House. The officer was taken to a local hospital. No word on his condition.



A scary night for a family in San Carlos Park. Our partners at NBC-2 are reporting that a car slammed into a home on Oriole Road early this morning. Luckily, no one was injured in the home. No word on the driver.



Crews continue beach clean-up and removal of algae from area waters…now comes word that six bottlenose dolphins have been found dead in Sarasota County within the past few days. Mote Marine is investigating. Red Tide levels have been high in the area, but there’s no way to tell if red tide killed the dolphins until the investigation is complete.


Four Lehigh Acres women have been arrested and charged with theft after stealing chicken and lemonade from a Port Charlotte Wal-Mart. After investigating, police determined that the group was also responsible for other thefts at Wal-Mart and the Port Charlotte Town Center.


Dolphins/Bucs-Pre-Season football on NBC-2 tonight-7pm



Van Used by Rock Icons Aerosmith in ’70s Found in the Woods

You just never know what you might find in the woods these days.  Just ask the hosts of the History Channel show “American Pickers,”   In a recent episode, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, hosts of the show, were in Chesterfield, a town of about 1,200 residents 100 miles west of Boston and found a dilapidated van in the woods on a property.  The van had belonged to Aerosmith. Ray Tabano, a founding member of Aerosmith, confirmed it was the van the rockers used in the 1970s to drive around to gigs. The pickers paid $25,000 for it. Wolfe says it’s “a piece of American rock and roll history.”