Mick's Morning News

Wind Chill Advisory In Effect

(Melbourne, FL) -- It might be a good idea to layer up this morning. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until 9:00am, and for some, a Freeze Warning is in effect until 8:00. Wind chills will range from the 20s inland to low 30s on the coast. The National Weather Service predicts highs could reach the low 60s, but it could be windy throughout the day. 

Man Who Killed Boss Appears In Court

(Orlando, FL) -- A political argument appears to have turned deadly in Orange County. Mason Toney was in court yesterday for killing his boss, William Knight, at a construction site Monday on the Florida Turnpike near SR 528. Investigators say witnesses claim the two argued over Knight's support for President Trump before Toney allegedly stabbed his childhood friend with a trowel. The 28-year-old Toney was in court yesterday, and he was ordered held without bond.

Arrests Made In Daytona Beach Killing

(Daytona Beach, FL) -- Drugs appear to be a factor in a Volusia County murder. Daytona Beach Police this week arrested two men for the death of Jeffrey Schusky at the Happy Holiday Motel on North Atlantic Ave. Two friends of Schusky's allegedly went to his room this weekend to steal drugs he was selling, but there was a fight, Schusky was shot, and the two suspects fled the scene. Police identified 27-year-old Taylor Barber as the shooter, and police say he claims the gun went off accidentally.

Rape Suspect Arrested In Volusia County

(DeLand, FL) -- A rape suspect is in custody in Volusia County. DeLand Police yesterday arrested Rodrigo Reyes for an incident that happened three months ago. A woman claims the 48-year-old kidnapped her in the Spring Hill neighborhood, drove her to a remote area and raped her. The woman also suffered a broken arm in the alleged attack.  

Victims Chase And Detain Hit & Run Driver

(Miami Gardens, FL) -- Victims of a hit-and-run are credited with helping police catch the driver. A man is accused of hitting several cars in Broward County, and his alleged victims then chased him into Miami-Dade County where he was caught in Miami Gardens. One of the alleged victims tells 7News the chase down I-95 lasted over half-an-hour. FHP briefly detained the suspect, but Broward County deputies have yet to file charges. 

Head Of Black Police Union Discusses Officer's Statement On Race

(Miami, FL) -- The head of a black police officers union is insulted by comments made by a fellow officer. Miami Police Captain Javier Ortiz, who once identified as a white Hispanic, announced last week that he's black. Sergeant Stanley Jean-Poix is president of the Miami Community Police Benevolent Association, which claims to be the nation's second-oldest black police officer's organization. He said yesterday it's offensive to African-Americans that Ortiz would use their race to get an advantage in seeking a promotion.

NWS Miami Warns Of Falling Iguanas

(Miami, FL) -- Miami was told to watch out for reptiles coming from the sky. The National Weather Service in Miami forecast "Falling Iguanas Possible" for lasat night because of cold temperatures. Officials say the cold-blooded creatures can become immobile when the mercury drops into the 40s. The NWS tweeted the iguanas may fall out of trees, but not to worry, "they are not dead."

Man Turns In $27,000 Found Outside Federal Credit Union ATM

(Westland, MI) -- A Michigan man found thousands of dollars next to an ATM, and turned it all in. It happened recently at a Westland Federal Credit Union branch when George Condash saw the plastic box that had a tag indicating it contained 40-thousand dollars. He took it inside the credit union, and it turned out to have 27-thousand dollars inside. The cash had been left outside the ATM by an armored security guard.

New Yorker Registers Beer As Emotional Support Animal

(Brooklyn, NY) -- One New York resident wants alcohol to be recognized as his legal companion. Forty-seven-year-old Floyd Hayes, of Brooklyn, registered a pint of beer as his emotional support animal with the USA Service Dog Registration. Hayes says he wants to see if this method will allow him to carry his drink of choice on public transit. He listed beer as a helper for his "Social Anxiety Disorder," but claims it was a light-hearted effort and he is not an alcoholic. The New York Post reports an unnamed department employee doubts Hayes' request will be approved, especially since medical approval is needed for using the companion in transit or at a business.


2009, in one of his first official acts as Commander-in-Chief, President Obama signed orders to close the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba within a year. Obama also set policies on interrogation of suspects and set up a special task force.

2005, real estate mogul Donald Trump married 34-year-old Slovenian model Melania Knauss, during a lavish wedding reception in Palm Beach, Florida.

1998, Theodore Kaczynski pled guilty to being the Unabomber. His multi-year mail bombing spree left several people dead and many others injured. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

1973, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in the Roe versus Wade case.

1879, James Shields took the oath of office as U.S. Senator from Missouri, becoming the first person to serve as Senator for three different states. He had previously served as U.S. Senator from Illinois and Minnesota.

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