Mick's Morning News


Brevard County Officials Meet With Business Owners To Discuss Relief

(Titusville, FL) -- The public and private sectors are coming together to lessen the sting of the coronavirus in Brevard County. Business owners and government officials met yesterday to discuss how to help local businesses survive the economic downturn. One option the county is exploring is using millions of dollars from the federal CARES Act to award grants to businesses. County Commissioner Rita Pritchett said input from business owners could be crucial in making sure the grants have as much impact as possible. 

April Is State's Worst Ever For Unemployment Filings

(Tallahassee, FL) -- The Florida economy is coming off what may be its worst month ever. The Department of Economic Opportunity announced yesterday that unemployment claims last month were the most in state history. Over a million verified claims have been filed

Woman Shot To Death By Three-Year-Old

(Jacksonville, FL) -- A child will not face charges for a deadly shooting in Jacksonville. The JSO says a three-year-old boy shot and killed a 25-year-old woman in February at a Grand Park home on Mecca Street she was visiting. Investigators believe the boy got his hands on a gun Angelica Byers kept in her purse and shot her in the face. The JSO recently determined the case was an excusable homicide.

Monroe County Teen Suspected In Violent Attack On Brother And Father

(Miami, FL) -- A teenager is accused of killing his brother and hurting his father in Monroe County. Deputies say 17-year-old Daniel Weisberger stabbed his 14-year-old brother to death and then stabbed his 43-year-old father yesterday in Islamorada. Weisberger's father is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Witnesses say Weisberger then jumped into the path of a truck and was hit, but there's no word on his condition. 

Biden Holds Virtual Tampa Rally

(Tampa, FL) -- A Tampa rally for Joe Biden is an example of how the pandemic is changing politics. The former vice president held a virtual rally yesterday for his local supporters, but his message may have gotten lost in a series of technical glitches. Virtual campaigning could decide the race between Biden and President Trump, though. A political analyst tells 10News the candidate that wins in November may be the one that can be the most compassionate and uplifting through this new form of communication. 

Disney Springs Announces Reopening Plans

(Orlando, FL) -- Disney is ready to start its slow return to normal. Walt Disney World announced yesterday that Disney Springs will have a gradual reopening that will begin May 20th. According to Disney Springs, safety measures at the dining, retail and entertainment complex will include face coverings for cast members and guests. There's still no word on when Disney theme parks will reopen.    

MegaCon Orlando Canceled

(Orlando, FL) -- Another popular event is falling victim to the coronavirus. Organizers announced yesterday that MegaCon Orlando is canceled for this year. The annual event typically draws over 100-thousand sci-fi and comic book fans, and it was set to take place next month after being postponed from April. An event limited to 25-thousand people may take place Halloween weekend, but there won't be a full MegaCon until March.  

Washington State Reports Two COVID-19 Parties

(Olympia, WA) -- Officials in Washington State are suggesting that a couple of new cases of coronavirus are linked to "COVID-19 parties." At these events, attendees deliberately rub shoulders with an infected person so they can catch the illness and get it over with. Two parties have been reported in southeastern Washington leading to at least two known infections. The two people who caught the disease are young and have not needed hospitalization.

TODAY IN HISTORY, May 8th

2007, Hebrew University of Jerusalem announced that researchers had discovered the grave and tomb of Herod the Great. Herod was the Roman Empire’s "king of the Jews" in ancient Judea. According to the Gospel of Matthew, Herod ordered the "Massacre of the Innocents," which was the killing of all male children in Jesus' birth city of Bethlehem out of fear he would lose his throne to a new king.

1987, Gary Hart withdrew from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination after his affair with model Donna Rice came to light.

1978, David Berkowitz pled guilty to the murder charges against him in the New York City "Son of Sam" killings.

1956, Alfred E. Neuman appeared on the cover of "Mad" magazine for the first time. 


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