Mick's Morning News

Next SpaceX Flight Last One For Dragon 1, Weather 60% a Go  

(Cape Canaveral, FL) -- Assuming the weather cooperates, the next SpaceX flight will be tonight. Winds are a concern, but the mission right now is 60-percent go. This will be the last launch for the Dragon 1. It has been doing these types of missions since 2012. And after the delivery of thousands of pounds of cargo and science experiments to the International Space Station, the capsule will be retired.

Estranged Husband Indicted For Murder In Montalvo's Death

(Kissimmee, FL) -- An Osceola County man arrested after his estranged wife's death is now charged with killing her. Christopher Otero-Rivera was indicted yesterday for second-degree murder in the death five months ago of Nicole Montalvo. Her dismembered body was found at the home of Otero-Rivera's parents in St. Cloud, but until yesterday, he only faced charges of abuse of a dead body and evidence tampering.

Father Arrested In Infant's Death

(Deltona, FL) -- A father is accused of killing his baby boy in Volusia County. Orlando's Emmanuelle Vazquez was indicted this week for the death, two years ago, of two-month-old Julius Vazquez in Deltona. The boy died of blunt force trauma, and the 30-year-old Vazquez is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse. He claims he accidentally dropped his son at their home on Grayton Street.

Spring Breakers Robbed At Gunpoint

(Miami Beach, FL) -- Spring Break is off to a scary start for some visitors in Miami-Dade County. Miami Beach Police say a group of tourists from Detroit were robbed at gunpoint this week while walking to their hotel. One of the alleged victims says just after the suspect cocked his gun, police pulled up and the suspect took off. The 24-year-old suspect was arrested.One of the alleged victims tells 7News they're not going to let this experience ruin their fun. 

Orlando Health Conference To Be Attended By President Cancelled Because of Coronavirus    

(Orlando, FL) -- A global health conference scheduled for Monday in Orange County, that President Trump planned to attend, is canceled because of coronavirus fears. Ironically, the coronavirus would have been discussed there. The president planned to make a speech there, and also attend an invitation-only fundraiser in Seminole County. There's been no announcement about the fundraiser being cancelled.

Broken Trams Again Cause Problems At OIA 

(Orlando, FL) -- Two trams were broken at Orlando International Airport yesterday. Affected passengers heading to and from flights on several airlines have had to take buses or walk to their destinations. Airlines impacted included JetBlue and Frontier and several smaller carriers. This is the latest episode of the OIA trams breaking down. There have been several other incidents in the past few years. 

New Jacksonville Stripper Law  

(Jacksonville, FL) -- In Jacksonville's latest effort to crack down on sex trafficking, a new city law will impose tighter regulations on adult-entertainment businesses. The law requires strippers to be at least 21 years old, and all adult-entertainment performers will have to get "performer work identification cards" from the Sheriff's Office, which is supposed to help police keep track of who's working where. Clubs can't hire the performers without the cards. Mayor Curry is expected to sign the law today.

National Day Of Unplugging

(Undated) -- Welcome to the first Friday in March, or as it's also known, the National Day of Unplugging. So, what do you do to celebrate? Not much really. The day is meant for folks to unplug, unwind and relax. That means ditching things like social media and electronics and maybe just doing a bit of reflecting, taking some time out for yourself, or non-technology-based communicating with friends or family. 


2019, Mark Zuckerberg announced he plans to make Facebook a more "privacy-focused platform."

2018, Adult film star Stormy Daniels sued President Trump over an alleged agreement she signed to keep quiet about an affair with him.

1992, the computer virus known as "Michelangelo" hit thousands of personal computers around the world.

1857, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Dred Scott case. The court ruled black Americans were not full citizens. The case came about when an escaped slave filed a lawsuit to have himself declared free. 

1836, Mexican General Santa Anna and his army captured the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, after a 13-day battle. Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie were among the 187 U.S. soldiers killed during the siege.

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