Mick's Morning News

Bail Denied For Alleged Frostproof Killer

(Bartow, FL) -- The man accused of killing three people in Polk County won't be getting out of jail anytime soon. A judge yesterday denied bail for TJ Wiggins, who's charged with three counts of first-degree murder. The 26-year-old Wiggins allegedly shot and killed three men last week in Frostproof. Investigators say Wiggins accused one of the victims of selling an engine from Wiggins' truck. 

Police Offer Reward To Find Daytona Beach Killer

(Daytona Beach, FL) -- A grieving family is asking for the public's help to find a suspected killer in Volusia County. The family of James Robinson publicly asked yesterday for anyone with information on last month's murder to come forward. The 37-year-old was shot to death outside his uncle's house on South Lincoln Street. To encourage tipsters, Daytona Beach Police announced a 10-thousand-dollar reward. 

Boy Bitten By Shark

(New Smyrna Beach FL) -- Beachgoers in Volusia County should be aware of a recent incident. A shark bit a Polk County boy yesterday in New Smyrna Beach, but there's no word on what kind of shark. Beach Safety officials say the 11-year-old from Lake Wales was in waist-high water when he was bitten on his foot. There's no word on how serious his injuries are, but he's expected to survive. 

Miami Police Hand Out Over 100 Tickets To Mask Violators

(Miami, FL) -- Those who violate Miami's mask policy are finding out the city is serious about enforcement. Police started handing out fines this week to first offenders, and over a hundred tickets have been handed out. One man was given a hundred dollar ticket yesterday for not wearing a mask at a park in Edgewater. He tells 7News he finds it both hilarious and disturbing, and he doesn't know if he can bring himself to participate in this insanity. 

Miami Restaurant Owners Ask For More Outdoor Seating

(Miami, FL) -- Some Miami restaurant owners are asking for a change that could help them survive. Owners of restaurants have signed a petition asking the city to allow them to expand outdoor seating. The petition asks the city to block off some parking lanes so owners can seat more customers. One owner tells CBS 4 News the seating restrictions that are in place have been disastrous and owners like him are getting killed. 

Forecasters Expect Gonzalo To Be Season's First Hurricane

(Miami, FL) -- Tropical Storm Gonzalo is expected to become the first hurricane of the season. Gonzalo is forecast to intensify into a Category 1 storm as it tracks to the west toward the Windward Islands. Meanwhile, the National Hurricane is also watching Tropical Depression 8 in the Gulf of Mexico. Forecasters say the depression will likely form into Tropical Storm Hanna before making landfall along the Texas coast on Saturday.

Professional Cuddlers Offer Online Sessions Amid Pandemic

(Undated) -- For some, there's nothing like the feeling of a warm embrace. But in this new world of social distancing, those hugs are going virtual. Professional cuddlers have found a way to hold sessions through video chatting. Basically, they're teaching clients to cuddle themselves. One business owner in Los Angeles says there's no substitution for human touch but this helps bridge the gap. Another cuddle therapist points out increased eye contact can create a better connection.

TODAY IN HISTORY:

2019, Facebook paid a five-billion-dollar fine to the US Federal Trade Comission for violating consumer privacy.

1998, a gunman opened fire in the U.S. Capitol building killing two police officers before being shot and captured. 

1978, New York Yankees manager Billy Martin was fired by team owner George Steinbrenner. He was later rehired, then fired, then rehired, then fired.

1974, the Supreme Court ruled that President Nixon had to turn over subpoenaed White House tape recordings to prosecutors investigating the Watergate scandal. 

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