Mick's Morning News: 07.16.18

posted by Bill Mick - 

Riot Reported At Juvenile Detention Center  (Daytona Beach, FL) -- Two detention officers are hurt after what the Volusia County Sheriff's Office calls a riot. It happened yesterday at the Volusia Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Daytona Beach.

About a dozen inmates were involved in the 30-minute incident, but none were hurt. At least two officers suffered cuts and bruises, and up to eight inmates are facing charges.

Teen Bitten By Shark In Brevard County  (Playalinda Beach, FL) -- A teenager is hurt after what appears to be a shark bite in Brevard County. It happened Saturday when the 14-year-old girl was in the water at Playalinda Beach. She was bitten in the leg, but there's no word on her condition.

Deadly Shooting In Seminole County  (Longwood, FL) -- A man is dead after a shooting in Seminole County. It happened Saturday night in Longwood at Powell Street and SR 434. After 35-year-old Richard Javier was shot, police say he crashed his car outside South Seminole Hospital. He was then taken to an Orlando hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Eleven Rescued From Capsized Boat At Air Show  (Pensacola, FL) -- The Coast Guard and some Good Samaritans are credited with saving a group whose boat capsized off Pensacola Beach. The incident happened Saturday afternoon during the Blue Angels Air Show.

Eleven people on the boat wound up in the water after the boat tipped over, but the Coast Guard and other boaters pulled everyone to safety. No one was hurt, and there's no word on what caused the boat to capsize.

New Study Casts Doubt On Alien Life In Galaxy  (Oxford) -- A new study is casting doubt on the existence of aliens in our galaxy. Researchers at the University of Oxford in England say there's at least a 53-percent chance that we're alone in the Milky Way galaxy and at least a 40-percent chance we're alone in the entire universe.

These researchers addressed a puzzle called the Fermi Paradox which describes the contradiction between the lack of evidence of extraterrestrial civilizations and the high probability that such alien life exists.

Virginia Man Totals 300-Thousand Dollar Car A Day After Buying It  (Great Falls, VA) -- Expensive cars still don‘t drive themselves. A Virginia man has learned that the hard way as he was driving driving a McLaren 720-S and speeding in Fairfax County when he crashed the 300-thousand-dollar car into a tree and totaled it, only a day after buying it.

Police say the driver suffered non-life threatening injuries. The Fairfax County Police Department posted a picture of the mangled car on Facebook, urging drivers to slow down or, "it could cost you."

TODAY IN HISTORY:

2015, a Colorado jury found James Holmes guilty in the 2012 mass shooting inside an Aurora movie theater. Holmes was convicted on over 160 counts, including 24 of first degree murder. He had pled not guilty by reason of insanity.

2004, a New York judge sentenced Martha Stewart to five months in prison for lying about a suspicious stock sale. The judge also sentenced the domestic diva to five months of house arrest, two years probation and ordered her to pay a $30 thousand fine. Stewart's stockbroker, Peter Bacanovic, received the same sentence except his fine was $4 thousand.

1995, Amazon opened for business as an online bookseller.

1986, Columbia Records declined to renew the contract of country singer Johnny Cash. The legendary singer had been with the label for 28 years.

1980, Ronald Reagan won the Republican presidential nomination in Detroit.

1979, Saddam Hussein became president of Iraq.

1969, Apollo Eleven blasted off. It was the first manned mission to the surface of the moon.

1945, the world's first atomic bomb was exploded in the desert of Alamogordo, New Mexico.

1935, the world's first parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

1926, "National Geographic" magazine featured the first underwater color photographs. The pictures were taken near the Florida Keys.

1790, Washington, DC, was established as the permanent seat of the United States government.

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