Mick's Morning News

Man Shot By Brevard County Deputy

(Merritt Island, FL) -- A man was injured after he was shot by a deputy in Brevard County. It happened yesterday afternoon in Merritt Island near SR 520 and North Tropical Trail. Sheriff Wayne Ivey says the man who was shot was wanted for a carjacking in Canaveral Groves hours earlier and the suspect was also accused of trying to carjack three other drivers. It was after that last attempted carjacking at a 7-Eleven that a deputy shot the armed suspect.He is expected to survive. 

Loyd To Plead Insanity In Clayton Shooting

(Orlando, FL) -- An accused cop killer plans to use the insanity defense in Orange County. Court documents filed yesterday claim Markeith Loyd suffered from mental infirmity, disease or defect when he allegedly shot to death Orlando Police Lieutenant Debra Clayton three years ago. Loyd's lawyers say because of his mental condition, Loyd didn't know what he was doing or its consequences. The 44-year-old is due in court today and the trial is expected to start in two months. 

Coronavirus Patient Flew Through TPA

(Tampa, FL) -- Tampa International Airport is taking steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Airport officials said yesterday they're sanitizing parts of the airport that are heavily trafficked, but they say visitors and staff are at low risk of catching the virus. The airport also announced last night that a Hillsborough County woman who has COVID-19 traveled through TPA on a return flight after a trip to Italy. It's not clear when the 20-year-old visited the airport or how many people she may have come into contact with. 

Hospital Staff Under Self-Quarantine Over Coronavirus Fear

(Sarasota, FL) -- Precautions are being taken at a Manatee County hospital due to coronavirus fears. The CDC confirmed yesterday that a 60-year-old man at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota has COVID-19 and several hospital staff members are under a self-quarantine. Congressman Vern Buchanan met with hospital officials yesterday, and he told 10News the hospital will use staff at other medical centers to make up any possible shortfall.

Microbiologist Believes Coronavirus Could Lead To Better Hygiene

(Davie, FL) -- At least one local health expert believes the coronavirus could lead to a new normal when it comes to hygiene. Bindu Mayi is a microbiologist with Nova Southeastern University, and she says concerns about the spread of the illness could lead to better cough and sneeze etiquette, like covering your mouth with your arm instead of your hand. She also says that while she expects the coronavirus to get worse before it gets better, she doesn't expect a worst-case scenario like what's happening in China. She tells the Sun-Sentinel we have a better public health infrastructure here, and we're better at disseminating information.  

NASA Hiring Astronauts To Go To Moon, Mars

(Houston, TX) -- Looking for work?Here’s a chance for you. NASA said Monday it has started accepting applications for future astronauts. It is the first time in more than four years the space agency has made a call for future space travelers. NASA says they are looking for talented people to join them in "this new era of human exploration" that begins with the Artemis program's trip to the moon. Applications will be accepted until the end of March.

Iranians Continue To Lick Religious Shrine Amid Coronavirus Fears

(Iran) -- A viral video shows that some Iranians are not afraid of the coronavirus outbreak in the country. The video shows citizens licking the doors and a burial mound at the Fatima Masumeh Shrine in Qom [[ koom ].It happens to be the center of the Islamic Republic's COVID-19 spread. One journalist says regime officials refuse to close the religious shrines even though the virus has claimed about 66 lives and infected more than 15-hundred people. Those who were licking the shrine reportedly said they "don't care what happens" as they are not worried about the outbreak. 


2019, during a demonstration, Space X's Dragon capsule docked at the International Space Station.

2005, Steve Fossett became the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling.

1991, motorist Rodney King was beaten by Los Angeles police officers following a high speed chase. The entire scene was captured on home video, sparking a nationwide outrage. 

1931, "The Star Spangled Banner" officially became the national anthem of the United States. Francis Scott Key wrote the song during the War of 1812.

1885, the Indian Appropriations Act was passed by Congress. It made all American Indians wards of the federal government and nullified all previous treaties with the Indians.

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