Mick's Morning News with Jorge Medina

Murder Suspect Arrested After Standoff 

(Daytona Beach, FL) -- A murder suspect is in custody after a standoff in Volusia County. Forty-six-year-old Craig Kendrick was arrested yesterday after Daytona Beach Police say he barricaded himself inside a home on Maple Street. He's accused of killing 61-year-old Denise Jennings the day before and dumping her body in the woods. The standoff lasted about six hours before a SWAT team entered the home.  

Shooting In Brevard County 

(Palm Bay, FL) -- A search is underway for a shooting suspect in Brevard County. A man was found shot in Palm Bay yesterday morning in the middle of Weimar Road. He was taken to the hospital, and he's expected to survive. There's no word on a motive, and no arrest has been announced. 

K9 Recovering After Shooting 

(St. Petersburg, FL) -- A K9 shot in the line of duty is showing signs of progress. Partridge Animal Hospital posted a video yesterday of St. Petersburg Police dog Titan walking around their facility, and police say he could go home this week. He was shot Friday, along with Pinellas County Sergeant David Stang during a traffic stop near Kenwood. Stang was listed in stable condition after the shooting, and the suspect died in an apparent suicide.

Woman Frees Snake's Head From Beer Can 

(Brooksville, FL) -- A snake should be grateful for a Hernando County woman who was in the right place at the right time. Brooksville's Rosa Fond was on Perimeter Road last week when she saw a black racer snake with its head stuck in a beer can. While she's not a fan of snakes, Fond stopped to free it in a rescue caught on video. She says she doesn't know how she got the courage to do it, but it was all for the sake of the animals.

Traffic Stop Leads To Discovery Of Cocaine Hidden In Cereal Boxes 

(Fresno, CA) -- California Highway Patrol says a traffic stop on Highway 99 led to the discovery of cocaine hidden in cereal boxes. Last Thursday afternoon, an officer stopped a car on Highway 99. The officer noticed there were signs of criminal activity and searched the car. He ended up finding three cereal boxes with one kilogram of cocaine inside each box. The average price of a kilogram of cocaine is roughly 28-thousand dollars. Police say if the cocaine was broken down and sold per gram, each box would be worth about 40-thousand dollars.

Kentucky Man Says Employer Punished Him For Refusing An Exorcism 

(Hazard, KY) -- A Kentucky man is suing his former boss, claiming he was disciplined for not participating in an exorcism as part of his job. In the lawsuit filed last Thursday, Jason Fields says he was harassed by manager at the Hampton Inn, Sharon Lindon, after she found out he was getting divorced. Lindon allegedly told Fields he was having marital problems because he had demons and if he wanted to work for her, he had to be cleansed. Fields is seeking punitive damages.

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1998, a federal judge threw out a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against President Clinton by former Arkansas State government employee Paula Jones. 

1996, 51-year-old umpire John McSherry collapsed and died during an opening day baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Montreal Expos.

1985, the album "We Are The World" was released.

1976, Stephen Wozniak and Steven Jobs founded Apple Computer Incorporated.

1967, the Country Music Hall-of-Fame and Museum opened in Nashville, Tennessee.

1960, the first weather satellite TIROS was launched into space to begin sending meteorological information back to Earth. It operated for 78 days.

1945, U.S. forces invaded the Pacific island of Okinawa during World War Two. It turned out to be the bloodiest battle of the war. More than 12-thousand Americans and 110-thousand Japanese lost their lives.

1826, Samuel Morey patented the internal combustion engine. 

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