Mick's Morning News

Jamaican Earthquake Felt In Orlando

(Orlando, FL) -- An earthquake hundreds of miles away is responsible for some shaking in Orlando. The effects of yesterday's 7.7 magnitude earthquake in the Caribbean was felt at UCF's Spectrum Stadium. Two athletic department employees say they felt the building move for a couple minutes, but no damage was reported. They tell the Orlando Sentinel the shaking was nothing compared to what they sometimes feel when fans jump during Knights football games. 

UCF Bribery Scandal

(Orlando, FL) -- New details are coming out about the firing of three UCF faculty members. They are accused of being involved in a bribery scandal. Investigators say they awarded a PHD to a student, in exchange for grant funding. The scandal was uncovered after a whistleblower filed a complaint.

Boy In Court For Stabbing Sister

(Ocala, FL) -- A disturbing statement may shed some light on why a Marion County boy tried to kill his sister. The nine-year-old Ocala boy was in court yesterday for allegedly stabbing his five-year-old sister this weekend in an apartment on Northeast 7th Street. Investigators say the boy told them he had been thinking of killing his sister for a couple days before the stabbing, and he couldn't get the thought out of his head. The girl is in stable condition, and the boy will undergo a psychiatric evaluation. 

Antonio Brown No Longer On House Arrest

(Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- Antonio Brown is no longer on house arrest. A Broward County judge yesterday granted Brown's request to remove his ankle monitor. Brown will be allowed to travel within the U.S., but he's required to keep in daily contact with pretrial services and was ordered to undergo psychiatric counseling. The former NFL star is charged with felony burglary and battery after police say he and a trainer assaulted a mover he had hired at his home in Hollywood. 

Fighter Jets Are Part Of Super Bowl Security Team

(Miami Gardens, FL) -- You may not see it, but some heavy machinery is keeping South Florida safe this week. Air Force fighter jets are flying overhead leading up to Sunday's game. F-15s are enforcing no-fly zones, and KC 135 tankers are fueling the F-15s in flight. Homeland Security officials say planes won't be hovering over the stadium, and the goal is to be out of sight and out of mind. 

Florida Man Pumps Gas Into Wrong Part Of Boat

(Orlando, FL) -- One man is burning a hole in his wallet after pumping gas into the wrong part of his boat. Orange County Fire and Rescue says the man was filling the vessel up in Orlando this week when he accidentally put the nozzle into a fishing pole holder. He pumped 30 gallons of fuel into the cockpit of the 18-foot boat. After putting 60-dollars into the wrong place, the man pumped another 40-dollars into the actual gas tank. A hazmat team was called to siphon the gas and nobody was hurt.

Atari To Build Eight Video Game-Themed Hotels

(Phoenix, AZ) -- Video games will soon come to life on vacation. Atari plans to open its own themed hotels in eight cities, each with the latest virtual and augmented reality technology. Some will also include space for e-sports events. The classic video game brand expects to break ground in Phoenix first by summer. The other locations will be in Austin, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, San Francisco, San Jose and Seattle.

British Scientist Creates 'Meat Patch' For Vegans

(England) -- One British scientist is developing a patch to help vegans and vegetarians fight their meat cravings. In partnership with vegan frozen food brand Strong Roots, Oxford University researcher Charles Spence has created the world's first "Meat Patch." The patch is a scratch-and-sniff sticker which releases the smell of fried bacon. Spence, who specializes in experimental psychology, says studies show scents can help reduce food cravings. The company, which is testing the product in a few British towns right now, hopes to make the meat patch more widely available in the future. 


2019, the U.S. postal service stopped delivering to ten states temporarily due to the polar vortex. States of emergency were declared in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Alabama and Mississippi for the same reason.

2005, amid threats of violence polling places opened in Iraq for the country's first multi-party election in 50 years.

1936, the Baseball Hall-of-Fame was established in Cooperstown, New York. The first five players inducted were Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson.

1861, Kansas became the 34th state of the Union.

1802, John Beckley became the first Librarian of Congress. His salary was two dollars a day.

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