Mick's Morning News

Florida To Be Part Of COVID-19 Vaccine Pilot Program

(Tallahassee, FL) -- Florida residents could be among the first to benefit from a coronavirus vaccine. State Surgeon General Scott Rivkees announced yesterday that Florida is one of four states that will be part of a CDC vaccine pilot program. Rivkees says California, which is the only state with more COVID-19 cases than Florida, will also be part of the study. There's no word on when the program will start, though. 

Brevard Democratic Leader Praises Biden's VP Pick

(Titusville, FL) -- Joe Biden's choice of a running mate has the approval of at least one top Democrat in Brevard County. Brevard Democratic Chair Stacey Patel says California Senator Kamala Harris will energize the party in what Patel calls the most important election of our lifetime. She also tells Florida Today the selection of Harris, who's of Jamaican and Indian descent, represents the beautiful diversity of those the party seeks to represent. 

Former Volusia Deputy Arrested After Standoff

(DeLand, FL) -- A former police officer is in custody after an armed standoff in Volusia County. The incident unfolded yesterday morning when DeLand Police got a call about a man with explosives in his truck. The 55-year-old man was found outside AdventHealth DeLand hospital, and that led to a standoff that lasted over three hours. The Iraq War veteran was taken into custody without incident, and deputies have requested he be Baker Acted.

HillsCo Schools Stand To Lose Millions By Going Online-Only

(Tampa, FL) -- The decision to have classes online-only could be a costly one for Hillsborough County. School board members estimate the district could lose 23-million dollars a month for keeping school rooms closed. In a letter to district officials last week, Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran gave them until Friday to change course and reopen schools. One board member tells the Tampa Bay Times a special meeting is set for tomorrow.

Study Finds Sharks Form Social Networks

(Undated) -- Sharks are able to form social networks and bonds unlike any other species. A new study from the Proceedings of Royal Society shows gray sharks will meet up in the same groups, time and time again. Originally thought to be solitary animals, researchers found sharks will form hunting cohorts and forage for food together. A study where 41 gray reef sharks were tagged and tracked found nearly one-thousand unique social groups over the span of four years.

Peruvian Man Sees Wife's Affair On Google Maps

(Peru) -- One man from Peru made a surprising discovery when using Google Maps Street View to find his wife. Express reports the man used the Google tool to see a part of the capital, Lima, at the Bridge of Sighs of the Ravine back in 2013. But, when he opened the view, the man caught his wife cuddling with another man on a bench via one of the 360-degree cameras. Though her face was blurred, he recognized her clothing. After the incident, the two decided to divorce. Google says this is just one of many strange incidents recently uncovered by archives from the traveling Google car camera.


2018, NASA launched the Parker Space Probe.

1995, professional baseball players went on strike. It was baseball's eighth work stoppage since 1972. 

1908, the first model T car was built by Henry Ford's company.

1877, inventor Thomas Edison completed the model for the first phonograph.

1898, Hawaii was annexed to the United States. 

1851, Isaac Singer received a patent for his sewing machine.

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