Mick's Morning News with Jorge Medina

Dorian Could Hit Brevard County This Weekend 

(Melbourne, FL) -- A storm causing damage in the Caribbean could hit Brevard this weekend. The National Hurricane Center announced yesterday that Tropical Storm Dorian is expected to make landfall Sunday afternoon in Melbourne. There's also a possibility the storm could strengthen and become a Category One hurricane. While the storm could still miss the area, the NHC advises those in its projected path to have a hurricane plan in place.

Boy Dies After Shooting 

(Daytona Beach, FL) -- A boy is dead after he was shot by a teenager in Volusia County. A 10-year-old shot in the head this weekend by a teenager died yesterday. Daytona Beach police say the boy was shot in a home on South Keech Street when the gun went off accidentally while a 14-year-old boy was handling it. No charges have been filed.

Man Arrested After 8-Hour Standoff 

(Orlando, FL) -- A man is in custody after an eight-hour standoff with deputies in Orange County. Lannis Cannady was arrested this week for allegedly shooting a man at the Conway Circle Mobile Home Park on Kingfish Street. The victim is in stable condition and is expected to survive. The 70-year-old suspect is charged with attempted second-degree murder.  

Criminal Charges Dropped In Irby Divorce Case 

(Bartow, FL) -- A Polk County woman whose arrest gained national attention no longer has to worry about criminal charges. Prosecutors recently decided to drop charges against Courtney Irby, who was arrested two months ago in Lakeland after she admitted to stealing her estranged husband's guns out of fear for her safety. An aggravated battery charge against Joseph Irby was also dropped after prosecutors determined Courtney was not truthful with investigators. Prosecutors believe by dropping the charges, the couple can move forward with divorce proceedings in family law court.  

SpaceX Has Successful Test Of Starhopper 

(Boca Chica, TX) -- A successful test in Texas could be good news for the Space Coast. SpaceX announced last night its Starhopper spaceship launched and landed safely in Boca Chica, Texas. Starhopper is a smaller version of Starship, and yesterday's test moves a Starship prototype a step closer to launch next year in Cape Canaveral. SpaceX is hoping to land Starship on Mars in as soon as three years.

Surfer Bitten By Shark 

(New Smyrna Beach, FL) -- A surfer is dealing with injuries after picking a bad landing spot in Volusia County. Donald Walsh was surfing yesterday in New Smyrna Beach when he went airborne and landed on a six-foot long shark. The shark didn't seem happy about being landed on and took a bite out of Walsh's left leg and left hand. Still, Walsh tells the News-Journal he'll be back in the water as soon as his wounds heal. 

South Carolina Dairy Queen Denies 'Human Meat' Rumors 

(Greenwood, SC) -- A Dairy Queen in South Carolina is denying that their burgers are made of "human meat." The fast food corporation sent out a tweet saying as much in response to a question over an Index-Journal report about one of the restaurants in Greenwood. The report detailed how someone complained that a burger there was made of "human meat," prompting a visit from a corporate inspector. Restaurant manager Saif Momin said state officials, the FBI and Homeland Security all made a visit to the restaurant, but clarified that they were really there to arrest people running an unlicensed money transfer business. Dairy Queen has assured the public that their burgers are 100-percent beef with "no additives or fillers." 


2009, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office ruled the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson a homicide. The coroner found the singer died of acute propofol intoxication.

2005, residents in New Orleans were forced to evacuate their homes and seek refuge in the city's Louisiana Superdome as Hurricane Katrina bore down on the state of Louisiana.

1981, John Hinckley, Jr., pleaded innocent to charges of attempting to kill President Ronald Reagan.

1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at a civil rights rally in Washington, D.C. Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mahalia Jackson and Peter Paul and Mary were among the artists who performed before an estimated 200-thousand civil rights marchers who gathered for the rally.

1922, the first radio commercial was broadcast on WEAF in New York City.

1907, the United Parcel Service began service in Seattle, Washington.

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