Mick's Morning News with Jorge Medina

Test Successful In Runup To December Launch From KSC

(Cape Canaveral, FL) -- We're a step closer to putting humans back into space from American soil. Boeing held a test in New Mexico yesterday to make sure astronauts could abort their missions safely.The test was a success. The next step calls for Boeing to launch a test flight in December from Kennedy Space Center. If all goes well, Americans heading to the International Space Station will take off from US soil for the first time since 2011. 

Man Pleads No Contest In Deadly Beating Of Dog

(Daytona Beach, FL) -- A case in Volusia County that led to a change in animal cruelty laws is closer to conclusion. Travis Archer pleaded no contest yesterday to felony charges in the beating death of his dog, Ponce, two years ago. The dog's death led to Ponce's Law, which makes it easier for a judge to sentence someone to prison for animal cruelty. The 46-year-old Archer is facing up to a year in jail, but no sentencing date has been set. 

Pregnant Woman Stabbed In Escambia County

(Panama City, FL) -- A love triangle may be to blame for a stabbing that hurt a pregnant woman in Escambia County. An unidentified pregnant woman was stabbed last week in Panama City, and two suspects, who are mother and daughter, are in custody. Police believe one of the suspects and the victim were impregnated by the same man, but the suspects and victim don't know each other. The victim is in stable condition, and the suspects are facing charges that include attempted murder. 

Man Arrested For Kidnapping Stepdad

(St. Augustine, FL) -- A St. Johns County man is accused of kidnapping his stepfather and attacking deputies who tried to arrest him. St. Augustine's Daniel Adams was arrested Saturday night after his stepdad escaped to a CVS to ask for help. The man claims Adams showed up at his home, threatened him with a machete, demanded money and forced him into his own car. Deputies say during his arrest, the 34-year-old Adams tried to bite and scratch deputies. 

Deputies Investigating Cart-Jacking

(St. Augustine, FL) -- Deputies are investigating an unusual crime in St. Johns County. The sheriff's office announced yesterday that Andrew Burnett was arrested for carjacking a golf cart. The 42-year-old from Seminole County was caught after a deputy says she saw him driving recklessly at US One North and Palencia Village Drive.

FSU AD Wants Quick Hire To Replace Taggart

(Tallahassee, FL) -- FSU could have a new football coach in just a matter of weeks. Athletic Director David Coburn said yesterday he wants to find a replacement for Willie Taggart by the end of the season, which could be as early as November 30th if the Seminoles don't make a bowl game. Coburn promised the program will return to the standard of Florida State football, and he's looking for a coach that can win national championships. The Tallahassee Democrat reports former Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops, who won a national title in 2000, is the top choice.

>Michigan Mom Facing Prison Time For Overdue Library Books

(Charlotte, MI) -- A Michigan mother could spend up to 93 days in jail because of overdue library books. Melinda Sanders-Jones told local media outlets she returned two books to the Charlotte Library, which she discovered were two years late when she tried to use one of their printers. Following their return, Sanders-Jones' boss warned her that she had a warrant out for her arrest that he found by running a background check prior to approving her promotion. She has since appeared in court to fight the charge of failure to return rental property. That charge could result in jail time and a 500-dollar fine. Sanders-Jones says the charge could also cost her job.  

Zimbabwe Girl Rescues Friend From Crocodile

(Zimbabwe) -- A girl from Zimbabwe is being called a hero for rescuing her  friend from a crocodile. Sunday reports that the reptile latched onto a nine-year-old girl's thigh while she was swimming in a local stream. Eleven-year-old Rebecca Munkombwe heard her screams and jumped into the water, gouging the animal's eyes and wrestling it away to get the girl free. She swam her friend to the bank while the crocodile left them alone. The nine-year-old was taken to a hospital and treated for minor injuries. Her father said he doesn't know how Rebecca did it, but he is grateful to her.


1994, George Foreman became the oldest heavyweight boxing champion ever by knocking out Michael Moorer in the tenth round of their title fight in Las Vegas.

1968, Richard Nixon was elected President of the United States.

1955, the first FM stereo broadcast was made.

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