Mick's Morning News: 08.29.18

posted by Bill Mick - 

DeSantis Wins GOP Primary  (Tallahassee, FL) -- Ron DeSantis is the runaway winner of what was expected to be a close race. Polls heading into yesterday's Republican primary for governor showed the Sixth District congressman leading Adam Putnam by less than seven points, but DeSantis won, unofficially, by about 20 points.

DeSantis advances to November's general election against Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. DeSantis had a good showing in Central Florida with wins in Orange, Volusia, Flagler, Brevard and other counties.

Brevard County Election Results  (Titusville, FL) -- All three Brevard County School Board races will have to wait until November to be decided. Misty Belford will face write-in candidate Shana Moore in District One, while Cheryl McDougal and Charles Parker will face off in District Two.  In District Five it'll be Katye Campbell versus Kelly Damerow as incumbent Andy Ziegler came in third.

In county commissioner races, Bryan Lober won the Republican primary in District Two, while Victoria Mitchener won the Democratic primary in that district, and Curt Smith won the hotly contested Republican primary in District Four.

Mother Of Parkland Victim Wins School Board Seat  (Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- The mother of a student killed in the Parkland school shooting will soon be in a position to make some changes. Lori Alhadeff won yesterday's Broward School District primary in District Four, and she did so with enough votes to avoid a runoff.

Her daughter was killed in February's shooting. Ryan Petty also lost a daughter in the shooting, but his bid for a school board seat fell short in District Eight, as incumbent Donna Korn unofficially won a majority.

Jacksonville Shooting Lawsuit  (Jacksonville, FL) -- A lawsuit is being filed after the Jacksonville shooting rampage during a video-gamers tournament. In its lawsuit, the Florida firm Morgan and Moran is alleging that negligent security contributed to Sunday's mass shooting at The Jacksonville Landing. They represent several victims in the shooting including one who was shot multiple times.

Man Caught With Rattlesnakes  (Randolph County, WV) -- A Randolph County, West Virginia man is in trouble with the law after allegedly getting caught with more than half a dozen live rattlesnakes in his home.

State wildlife officials said this week they caught the Randolph County with the illegal reptiles in his possession after reports of someone catching snakes in multiple locations. It's against the law to possess more than one snake and it must be less than 42 inches. The snakes were not hurt and returned to the wild.

TODAY IN HISTORY:

2005, Hurricane Katrina tore into the Gulf Coast on this date leaving devastating effects in the city of New Orleans, and surrounding areas. Many people took refuge at the city's Superdome and Convention Center. Katrina is estimated to have caused over 81-billion-dollars in damage and killed more than 15-hundred people in Louisiana.

1977, three people were arrested in Memphis, Tennessee, for trying to dig up the body of Elvis Presley. Vernon Presley soon arranged to have the bodies of his son and his wife moved to the grounds of Graceland mansion.

1966, the Beatles performed their last major concert before a crowd of 25-thousand at San Francisco's Candlestick Park.

1958, The Quarrymen played their first live show together. The group would later change drummers and their name and become The Beatles.

1958, the Air Force Academy opened in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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