Mick's Morning News

Miami-Dade Lifts Curfew And Reopens Beaches

(Miami, FL) -- Miami-Dade County is taking another step toward normalcy. Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced yesterday beaches will reopen tomorrow, and the curfew has been lifted. Restrictions can be found at MiamiDade.gov, and they include no groups of more than ten people. Gimenez says the last thing he wants to do is close the beaches again, but he won't let things get out of control. 

Protesters Want Fort Lauderdale Police Defunded

(Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- Calls to defund police departments are growing across the country, including in Broward County. Protesters in Fort Lauderdale yesterday rallied at Holiday Park and marched into Wilton Manors. An organizer says police violence has not stopped despite more de-escalation training, so she's hoping city officials will cut ten million dollars from the police budget. She tells Local 10 News she wants that money redirected into social programs that fight discrimination.

Protesters Want State Attorney To Step Down

(Miami, FL) -- Protesters are setting their sights on the top prosecutor in Miami-Dade County. A rally was held yesterday outside the office of State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. A public defender says there's a lot of racism ingrained in the system, and that's a very serious problem. Rundle tells 7News she supports calls for change, and she'll continue to hold officers who violate the law accountable.

Prosecutor Presents Ideas For Change

(Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- A Broward County police union thinks some calls for change are going too far. Prosecutor Jeffrey Chukwuma recently proposed eight policy changes he says will bring not just change but also justice. His proposals include outfitting every police officer with a body camera, and he also wants all arrests voided if there's no body camera video of it. A police union official says that shows a clear bias against police, and they call for Chukwuma to be fired. 

Florida Man Allegedly Publicly Urinates, Yells Racial Slurs

(Monroe County, FL) -- The Monroe County Sheriff's office says a couple told deputies they were outside their home when they spotted 58-year-old Eric Vanbuskirk, who was naked from the waist down. Vanbuskirk was allegedly urinating through a chain-link fence facing the property, and when the couple got his attention, he yelled several racial slurs. Deputies say the man was still harassing the couple when they got there. He has been charged with disorderly conduct.


1986, the Rogers Commission released the report of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. The report criticized NASA and rocket builder Morton Thiokol for management problems leading to the explosion. Seven astronauts were killed instantly in the blast.

1959, the United States launched its first nuclear sub with ballistic missiles- The George Washington.

1943, Congress authorized legislation signaling the go-ahead for a withholding tax.

1790, the first copyright given for a book was registered to "The Philadelphia Spelling Book."

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