Mick's Morning News

Tornado Hits Orlando

(Orlando, FL) -- Damage in Orlando is blamed on a tornado. The National Weather Service yesterday confirmed an EF-One tornado touched down Saturday night around Lake Margaret Drive and Ferncreek Ave. County officials estimated winds exceeding 100 miles an hour caused almost 900-thousand dollars in damages, and dozens of families were displaced, but no injuries were reported. 

BLM Rally Held In Brevard County

(Titusville, FL) -- A Brevard County mayor is among those calling for change. Titusville Mayor Dan Diesel joined more than 300 people yesterday protesting the death of George Floyd. Diesel tells Florida Today it was awesome, and we can't get change unless we demand it together.   

OPD Chief Committed To Change

(Orlando, FL) -- Orlando's police chief wants his agency to be part of the change. Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon said yesterday he's fully committed to embracing a process that leads to change. His comments came after about 200 people rallied at Orlando City Hall, as many had done this weekend across the state, to protest the death of George Floyd. Apopka business owner Kea Jefferson joined the rally and she tells the Orlando Sentinel to turn the anger over George Floyd's death into positive change requires everyone, including police and the government, moving forward together. 

Woman Arrested For Inciting Violence At Tampa Rally

(Tampa, FL) -- A woman is accused of trying to stir up trouble at a peaceful rally. Tampa Police arrested Erica Schmidt this weekend for inciting a riot at a rally a week earlier at University Square Mall. The 31-year-old Schmidt allegedly urged people to throw rocks at police, which some people did. Some police officers were hurt, and Schmidt is also accused of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. 

Buried Treasure in Rocky Mountains Found

(Undated) -- A hidden treasure in the Rocky Mountains has been found. The creator of the treasure hunt, Forrest Fenn, made the announcement on his web site Sunday. The 89-year-old antiquities collector said the treasure had not moved in the ten years since he hid it, but the poem he wrote led the treasure hunter to the precise spot. Clues were placed in a 24-line poem published in Fenn's 2010 autobiography "The Thrill of the Chase." The treasure, consisting of gold, rubies, diamonds and emeralds is valued at over a million dollars. 

Canadian Woman's Wallet Returned With All Money Still Inside

(British Columbia, Canada) -- A British Columbia woman is breathing a sigh of relief after a Walmart manager found her wallet. River Johnson was out shopping with her parents when she noticed she had lost her wallet containing seven thousand Canadian dollars. She called the store later that night to find out one of Walmart's managers found it and put it in the store's safe. Johnson was shocked that all of her money was returned after she found out the person who found it recently lost his business due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Florida Woman Accused Of Hamburger Assault On Boyfriend 

(Largo, FL) -- A Florida woman is facing domestic battery charges for allegedly attacking her boyfriend with a hamburger. Police say 47-year-old Tanya Cordero was at a Largo mobile home with her boyfriend and four children when she became upset that he closed a window in her room. The man says that Cordero then grabbed a nearby hamburger and smashed it into his face, adding that she hoped he choked on it. When officers arrived, Cordero denied the attack, even though her boyfriend still had pieces of the burger on his face and his ears. She already served three months in jail for battering her boyfriend over a disagreement involving a Halloween costume.  


1998, the Space Shuttle Discovery pulled away from Space Station Mir, ending a three year deal with the Russians.

1982, President Reagan became the first American chief executive to address a joint session of the British Parliament.

1968, in London, authorities captured James Earl Ray, the prime suspect in the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin King Jr.

1953, the Supreme Court ruled that restaurants in the District of Columbia could not refuse to serve blacks. 

1936, the first parking meter was invented.

1786, commercial ice cream was manufactured for the first time in New York City.

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