Nominated by fellow Public Safety employees, voted on by Manatee County employees and unanimously approved by Manatee County commissioners, Emergency Medical Technician Aaron White is Manatee County's 2017 Employee of the Year.
A Donald Trump-supporting political action committee sent a 12-year-old girl to interview Roy Moore in a set of videos that were first released on December 2. Jennifer Lawrence, from the PAC, says in one recap video they wanted to bring Millie March to show there is a “wide range of people who support Judge Roy Moore.” March, whom Lawrence says has appeared in other videos from the PAC, interviewed Moore and his campaign manager in the videos shared by the group. In the interview, Moore said he supported Trump’s proposed border wall and believes the military could be used to enforce the border. He also says the income tax should be eliminated and consumption should be taxed instead. The interview spans about two minutes and 30 seconds.
The famous Chinese climber Wu Yongning, 26, known for recording dangerous climbing videos, died after falling from the 62 floor of the Huayuan International Centre in Changsha, the capital of Huan Province on Nov. 8.
The Mesa Police Department released body cam footage of former Mesa police officer Philip Brailsford shooting Daniel Shaver, who was unarmed, at a La Quinta Inns & Suites in Mesa, Arizona in 2016. Officers responded to reports of a man pointing a firearm out a window.
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that women who accuse someone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard, even if it involves President Donald Trump. "I know that he was elected, but women should always feel comfortable coming forward. And we should all be willing to listen to them," Nikki Haley said on CBS' "Face the Nation."
Police shut down the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan following an explosion during peak morning commuting hours on December 11. The NYPD said it had arrested one male suspect. The A, C and E Subway lines were evacuated as a precaution.
One of the pandas at the National Zoo in Washington had some fun in the snow on Saturday, December 9. Mei Xiang frolicked and rolled down the hill as spectators watched. The zoo’s giant pandas are native to the cold climate of China’s western mountains and are more active during the winter month, the zoo said. The National Weather Service reported that just over two inches of snow fell at the zoo on Saturday.