Mick's Morning News

Deadly Police Shooting In Cocoa

(Cocoa, FL) -- A man is dead after he was shot by police officers in Brevard County. It happened last night in Cocoa at Prospect Park where police say the man was stabbing a woman. An unknown number of officers opened fire. There's no word on the woman's condition. 

Celebration Man Accused Of Killing Family

(Celebration, FL) -- A man is accused of murdering his entire family in Osceola County. Antony Todt is accused of killing his wife and three children, whose bodies were found in their home in Celebration on Reserve Place this week. Records released yesterday show the 44-year-old was under federal investigation for defrauding the government through his physical therapy business in Connecticut. Sheriff Russ Gibson says Todt confessed to killing his family and their dog a few weeks ago, but no cause of death was revealed. 

Man Shot To Death By Polk County Deputy

(Bartow, FL) -- A man is dead after he was shot by a Polk County deputy. The series of events that led to yesterday's shooting started in Hillsborough County where a driver rammed his truck into two Plant City Police cruisers during a traffic stop and drove at officers before getting away. A Plant City Police officer was hurt and is in stable condition. The suspects were later found in Polk County on Bailey Place, and while trying to stop them from getting away, Sheriff Grady Judd says a deputy shot and killed one of the suspects out of fear that the suspect was armed. 

Man Arrested For Robbing National Guardsman

(Orlando, FL) -- On-Star is credited with helping Orange County deputies catch a man suspected of stealing guns, ammo and a military uniform. Deputies this week arrested Brunel Mertis for allegedly stealing a trailer that belongs to a National Guardsman. The trailer contained the guardsman's uniforms, four rifles and ammunition. The guardsman activated the trailer's On-Star, and deputies were able to track down the trailer and arrest the 23-year-old Mertis. 

Florida Democrat Among House Impeachment Managers

(Washington, DC) -- A Florida congresswoman is one of the House impeachment managers. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi picked Orlando Representative Val Demings to be on the team that will prosecute the case against President Trump. Demings says she is honored to have the opportunity to defend the republic in this incredible moment in history. The Senate trial is expected to begin next week.

Cocoa Police K9 Shines In National Spotlight

(Cocoa, FL) -- A police K9 from Brevard County will get a chance to show he's America's best. Cocoa Police Officer Dan Rhoades and K9 Bear won last night's episode of A&E's America's Top Dog. They beat other police K9 teams to earn a spot in the finals later this year against other winning teams. Rhoades and the six-year-old German shepherd took home 10-thousand dollars and another five thousand for an animal charity.

Astronaut Finishes Spacewalk Without Helmet Camera, Lights

(Cape Canaveral, FL) -- NASA is hoping things go better for Monday's third all-female spacewalk. The second one today had fewer lights and camera views from Christina Koch's helmet. The equipment came loose and wouldn't go back on so NASA said to take if off. They relied on Jessica Meir's camera. The women spent nearly eight hours outside the International Space Station replacing batteries. Koch ends her 11-month space mission next month. Weir has been up there since September.

Navy Knows More About UFO Encounter, Won't Say What

(Undated) -- The Navy has a trove of information about a 2004 recorded encounter between pilots from the USS Nimitz and a UFO that seemed to defy the laws of physics. A recent Freedom of Information Act request revealed that the Office of Naval Intelligence has several top-secret documents and at least one video, but that sharing them would be exceptionally damaging to national security. The agency also didn't say if the video is the same one that was leaked online showing a tic-tac shaped aerial phenomenon. Several naval officers have said that they've seen a much longer video of the encounter. 

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1991, Operation Desert Storm began when United States and allied military forces launched air raids on Iraq. The attack was an effort to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait.

1973, "Bonanza" aired for the final time on NBC. The popular western drama had been on the air for more than 13 years.

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