Mick's Morning News

Brevard County Art Thief ID'd

(Melbourne, FL) -- A search is underway to find a suspected art thief in Brevard County. Satellite Beach's George Rivera is accused of stealing thousands of dollars' worth of paintings over the last year. The paintings are works of the Highwaymen, who were African-American artists that depicted Florida landscapes. Some paintings have been recovered but others remain missing along with five parrots allegedly stolen from a home.

Polk County Teen Arrested After Shots Fired

(Winter Haven, FL) -- A Polk County teenager on probation is now in more trouble. Lakeland's Jamari Hampton was arrested early yesterday in Winter Haven after shots were fired on Avenue P Northwest. An officer who approached the scene allegedly saw the 19-year-old get in a car that drove toward him. The officer jumped out of the way, the car crashed and Hampton was caught after trying to run away. 

Teen Accidentally Shot In BB Gun Incident

(Tampa, FL) -- A teenager is critically hurt after an accidental shooting. Tampa Police say a 17-year-old was hit in the eye with a BB this weekend on North Westshore Boulevard. The shot was allegedly fired by an eight-year-old boy in a car in the Bank of America parking lot. Police say the eight-year-old's father drove to the bank with the boy and victim, who's a family friend, and the shooting happened while the father was out of the car using an ATM.

Thieves Try To Steal ATM

(Miami, FL) -- Some thieves in Miami-Dade County appear to have had second thoughts. Police say some people apparently tried to steal an ATM this weekend at a Wells Fargo at Northwest 84th Street and 29th Court. They didn't get far, though, as the ATM was found in the middle of the parking lot, and all the money was still inside. No arrest has been announced. 

Athletes, Celebs Mix At Super Bowl

(Miami Gardens, FL) -- The big game brings together a variety of celebrities, and Super Bowl 54 was no exception. From the world of sports, Super Bowl winners Peyton Manning and Tom Brady were at Hard Rock Stadium last night, along with NBA champ Shaquille O'Neal. From the entertainment world, there was Paul McCartney, Cardi B, Pharrell, Kevin Hart, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm and Goldie Hawn. They said they were excited to be there, and Manning told CBS4 News he was jealous of the great weather because when he played in Super Bowl 41 in Miami, it rained.

Miami Native Wins Super Bowl Ring

(Miami Gardens, FL) -- A Miami-Dade County native is celebrating what he calls a surreal experience. Carol City Senior High School alum Rashad Fenton helped the Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl 54 last night at Hard Rock Stadium. The 22-year-old rookie grew up just a few blocks from the stadium, and he worked concessions there as a kid. Fenton recorded one tackle in the 31-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers, and afterward, he told the Miami Herald he's on top of the world.

Ride-Share Fares Surge After Super Bowl

(Miami Gardens, FL) -- The Super Bowl should be remembered as a profitable one for ride-share drivers. Following last night's game at Hard Rock Stadium, prices surged and exceeded triple digits depending on the destination. The most expensive ride home was over 200 dollars to Fort Lauderdale on Uber. The Sun-Sentinel reports prices also exceeded a hundred dollars on trips to Miami Beach. 

Mahomes Is 'Going To Disney World'

(Miami Gardens, FL) -- Disney World is about to welcome a Super Bowl MVP. Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs to a 31-20 victory last night in Super Bowl 54 in Miami Gardens, and after the game, the game's MVP said those iconic words, 'I'm going to Disney World.' Mahomes will visit Disney World today, and a parade will take place at 2:40 down Main Street in the Magic Kingdom. In addition, Disney is donating one-million dollars to the Make A Wish Foundation in honor of the 24-year-old. 

Punxsutawney Phil Fails To See His Shadow, Spring Is Coming

(Punxsutawney, PA) -- Punxsutawney Phil is out with his annual weather prediction. After emerging from his burrow yesterday in Gobbler's Knob in front of giant crowd gathered in the town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, Phil did not see his shadow. According to tradition, that means an early spring is on the way.

Florida Teen Accused Of Shooting Man Over 'Voodoo Curse'

(Miramar, FL) -- A Florida teen is facing charges for shooting a man he claims placed a voodoo curse on him. Police say 19-year-old Najay Jackson is suspected of shooting a man in the head in Miramar before fleeing the scene. Investigators determined that Jackson text the victim earlier saying he would be "dead today" because he had cursed him using a voodoo ritual. Some people were able to identify the teen from surveillance footage near the shooting. He has been charged with a count of premeditated murder. 

Microsoft To Reward Code Wizards Who Detect Bugs In Xbox Live

(Redmond, WA) -- Microsoft is poised to reward cyber wizards who detect bugs in Xbox Live. The Microsoft Security Response Center announced the new program called Xbox Bounty on Thursday. Program Manager Chloe Brown says the effort is to keep the multiplayer online gaming platform secure for users. Rewards for those who submit their bug finds range from 500 to 20-thousand dollars. A link to the details on how to present eligible submissions is included in Brown's blog post at MSRC-dash-Blog-dot-Microsoft-dot-com.


2016, Toyota ended the Scion brand.

1959, a plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa, claimed the lives of rockers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J-P "The Big Bopper" Richardson. Don McLean remembered the event in his classic song "American Pie," calling it "the day the music died." Holly was 22-years-old, Valens was 17 and The Big Bopper was 28. 

1927, President Calvin Coolidge signed a bill into law creating the Federal Radio Commission. It brought order to the country's unregulated radio stations.

1876, Albert Spalding and his brother started a sporting goods company with 800-dollars they had been saving. The brothers manufactured the first official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball and football.

1870, the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting all citizens the right to vote regardless of race or color.

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