Mick's Morning News with Jorge Medina

Person Hurt While Skydiving In Cocoa Beach

(Cocoa Beach, FL) -- One person is badly hurt after a skydiving incident in Cocoa Beach. It happened Saturday during the annual Skydiving Santas event. Fire department officials say a skydiver suffered injures to their lower body when they hit the ground. The victim was flown to a local trauma center. Their current condition is unknown. It's not known what caused the skydiver to make a hard landing.

Florida State College of Medicine Receives Warning from Accreditation Group

(Tallahassee, FL) -- Florida State's College of Medicine has received a warning from the accreditation group for medical schools in the U.S. University President John Thrasher says the warning tells the school it must make improvements to meet standards set by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education within the next one to two years. The warning states failure to do so would compromise the school's ability to conduct the educational program. Thrasher says he's confident the school can meet the deadline.

Antonio Brown Live-Streams Police At His Hollywood Home

(Hollywood, FL) -- Antonio Brown is making headlines again after the mother of one of his children brought police with her to retrieve items from his Hollywood, Florida home on Saturday. The out-of-work NFL wide receiver live-streamed the event on his Instagram account. Police confirmed that they were not at Brown's home for anything he did wrong, but at the request of Brown's child's mother. 

Parking Enforcement Officer Tried To Extort Miami Beach Valet Company

(Miami Beach, FL) -- A Miami Beach parking enforcement officer is under arrest, accused of extorting a valet company for cash in exchange for not issuing parking tickets. According to an arrest report, fifty-seven-year-old Dante Zirio was demanding up to a thousand dollars a month and a total payment of seven-hundred and fifty-thousand dollars from the company. Zirio was arrested after several valet workers recorded him taking bribes.

AAA: Nearly 6.1M Florida Residents To Travel Over The Holidays

(Undated) -- Triple-A says about six-point-one-million Florida residents will travel this holiday season. That's the biggest number since the travel group started keeping track back in 2000. It's also up about 300-thousand from last year. Triple-A says most travelers plan to drive to their destinations, with about five-point-five-million Floridians hitting the roads from Sunday, December 22nd through Wednesday, January 1st.

Favorite Christmas Candy Revealed By State

(Undated) -- Wrapped in red, green or gold - people can't get enough Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. It was the most popular candy at Halloween and now Christmas too. Twelve states have voted mini cups as their favorite including California, Arizona, Illinois and Pennsylvania. Candy-store-dot-com mapped out the winners and there's a tie for number two. Eight states love reindeer corn and another eight go for peppermint bark. Candy canes and Hershey's Kisses tie for third. Only Arkansas chose Starburst while Wyoming stood out for chocolate santas.

Brazilian Man Arrested For Impersonating Mother At Her Driving Test

(Brazil) -- A Brazilian man is under arrest for allegedly impersonating his mother during a driving tests. Local reports say the 43-year-old man dressed in a floral blouse, make-up, painted nails and a wig to disguise himself as his 60-year-old mother. His driving instructor was more than a bit suspicious and he reportedly confessed, telling officers his mother had repeatedly failed her driving exam, so he decided to take her place without her knowing. He has been charged with fraud and misuse of someone's identity. 


2015, the first trial of a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray ended in a mistrial on this day. Jurors were unable to reach a verdict on any of the charges against Officer William Porter. Porter was charged with involuntary manslaughter and other offenses in connection with Gray's death in police custody.

1944, during World War Two, German forces attacked United States troops in The Battle of the Bulge. The fighting claimed 77 thousand U.S. casualties and 130 thousand German casualties.

1915, Albert Einstein published his "General Theory of Relativity."

1835, fire swept through the city of New York, destroying more than 600 buildings and causing an estimated 20-million-dollars worth of damage.

1773, the Boston Tea Party took place in Boston, Massachusetts. In a raid on three British ships in Boston Harbor American colonists disguised as Native Americans dumped more 300 chests of tea overboard. The incident was a protest of Britain's taxation of tea in the colonies.  

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