Mick's Morning News: 07.23.18

Deadly Road-Rage Crash In Brevard County  (Merritt Island, FL) -- A man is dead after a hit-and-run crash that is believed to be a case of road rage in Brevard County. It happened Saturday night in Merritt Island on SR 528.

FHP says Orlando's Jeffrey Brookshire and a female passenger were in a car that was rear-ended by a car that fled the scene. Brookshire was killed, and his female passenger from Orlando is in critical condition.

Eleven Rescued From Boat Accident In Indian River  (Titusville, FL) -- Firefighters and the FWC are credited with rescuing almost a dozen people after a boating accident in Brevard County. It happened yesterday afternoon when a boat capsized on the Indian River near the Max Brewer Bridge.

Titusville firefighters and the FWC saved all eleven people, including two children, and no injuries were reported. There's no word on what caused the boat to capsize, but it happened a few hours after a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for the area.

ICE Protests Continue In Tampa  (Tampa, FL) -- Protesters in Tampa Bay continue to rage against what they call a monstrous machine. Immigration advocates yesterday rallied outside Tampa's DHS building to call for ICE to be abolished.

While the protests have grown under President Trump, members of Occupy ICE say he's just continuing a policy that started under presidents Bush and Obama. It was the fourth straight day of anti-ICE protests in the area, and one protester tells Fox 13 News they're going to keep at it for as long as it takes.

SpaceX Launches Heaviest Communications Satellite  (Cape Canaveral, FL) -- The heaviest commercial communications satellite ever built is in orbit after a successful launch early yesterday. SpaceX launched the Telstar 18 Vantage from Cape Canaveral on a block 5 Falcon 9 rocket, the company's second.

The 15-thousand-600 pound satellite will provide broadband connectivity for the Western hemisphere. The rocket landed successfully on an ocean platform after delivering the payload.

Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs To Nearly $500-Million  (Undated) -- The Mega Millions jackpot is soaring to nearly 500-million dollars. The winner will be entitled to at least 493-million dollars or a cash payout worth 296-million-dollars.

After last Friday's drawing failed to produce a mega-winner, the jackpot ballooned to the 5th largest Mega Millions prize in its history. It's likely it'll keep growing until the drawing Tuesday night at 10:45 p.m.

Man Allegedly Springs False Alarm At Courthouse  (Freehold, NJ) -- A New Jersey man is in deep trouble for allegedly intentionally setting off a security alarm at a county courthouse. Michael Marsh was at the Monmouth County Superior Courthouse last week for a date with a judge when officials say he intentionally pulled a wall alarm, which led to chaos.

Prosecutors are keeping some of the details to themselves but say he was quickly taken into custody. He's facing a charge of creating False Public Alarm. Marsh is expected to be aggressively prosecutors by the District Attorney.

TODAY IN HISTORY:

2012, the NCAA slapped Penn State University with a 60-million-dollar fine, barred the school from participating in competing in bowl games for four years and vacated all of its football wins from 1998 as punishment for its cover up of the child sex abuse scandal involving assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The NCAA also stripped late head football coach Joe Paterno of the title of the winningest coach in major college football, pointing to his role in the cover-up.

1999, Eileen Collins became the first woman to command a U.S. space flight with the launch of Space Shuttle Columbia.

1990, President George H. W. Bush appointed New Hampshire Judge David Souter to succeed outgoing Justice William J. Brennan on the U.S. Supreme Court.

1962, the "Telstar" communications satellite sent the first live television broadcast from the United States to Europe.

1947, President Harry S. Truman made the first presidential surprise visit to Congress since 1789. He sat in the same Senate seat he occupied while serving as a Missouri Senator.

1904, Charles Minches introduced the ice cream cone to the public at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.

1829, William Burt received a patent for his Typographer, which was a forerunner of the typewriter.

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