1.) She had the opportunity to vote for either Al Smith or Herbert Hoover in 1928, but chose not to vote for either candidate, and has not voted in an election since then. But 108 year old Joanna Jenkins of Beaufort has decided this is the year she’ll vote in her first election. Relatives say she’s never voted and has resisted registering to vote in previous elections. But, she’s just got carried away and wants to cast a vote for President Barack Obama.
2.) If you’re going to be driving during trick or treat hours tonight, you do need to be extra careful behind the wheel. According to Triple-A, Halloween night is the most deadly for pedestrians. Over the past 22 years, more than twice as many children have been killed by cars on Halloween than any other night of the year. The most dangerous hours are between 6 and 7 this evening. More than 70% of those accidents happen away from crosswalks or intersections.
3.) In South Florida, authorities have uncovered a massive football gambling operation, where as much as $100,000 dollars was wagered on a championship game. While illegal in most of our country, gambling on football is not unusual. Except in this case where the wagers were being placed on pee wee football contests. Coaches would meet before games and set point spreads while parents would place bets in the stands. Broward County authorities have charged 9 adults, including several coaches with extensive criminal backgrounds to conclude their 18 month investigation into the illegal activity.