Mick's Morning News


UCF Randomly Testing Students For COVID

(Orlando, FL) -- A new effort begins today to see how prevalent the coronavirus is at UCF. The school will start randomly testing students who belong to Greek organizations. The school says it's starting with those students because, nationally, they've been at higher risk of contracting the virus. UCF says residents at three on-campus Greek houses have already had to quarantine.

Entertainment Venues Reopen In South Florida

(Miami, FL) -- There's another sign of life returning to normal in South Florida. Entertainment venues are open again, but they're restricted to 50-percent capacity. The co-owner of a sports bar in Miami-Dade County tells CBS4 News there was big demand this weekend, their first since reopening. Bars are still closed, though, and some bar owners protested Saturday in Fort Lauderdale to get local officials to allow them to reopen.

Coast Guard Rescues Seven In Tampa Bay

(Tampa, FL) -- A pregnant woman and six others are safe thanks to the Coast Guard. A Coast Guard crew in St. Petersburg rescued seven people after their boat capsized yesterday in Tampa Bay. It happened about a half-mile off Delta Cut near Port Manatee, but there's no word on how the boat capsized. The pregnant woman was taken to the hospital, but all are expected to be OK. 

Jacksonville Demonstrators Demand Budget Changes, More Mail-In Ballots

(Jacksonville, FL) -- Demonstrators demand changes to the budget and more mail-in ballots in Jacksonville. WTLV reported yesterday that two separate rallies were held in downtown Jacksonville calling for change. Christina Kittle with the Jacksonville Community Action Committee says councilmembers must reject Mayor Lenny Curry's proposed budget because it isn't evenly distributed across all departments. She says the Sheriff's Office gets the lion's share. League of Women Voters president Lanelle Phillmon is calling on Elections Supervisor Mike Hogan to send out more mail-in ballots and to provide drive-up drop boxes at all early voting sites for those who don't trust the post office.

Brevard County Woman Wins $1M In Florida Lottery Game

(Palm Bay, FL) -- A five-dollar purchase is paying off big for a Brevard County woman. The Florida Lottery announced last week that Palm Bay's Michele Payne won a million dollars on a five-dollar Monopoly Bonus Spectacular scratch-off. The 48-year-old took the lump-sum payment of 815-thousand dollars. The Vero Beach RaceTrac gas station where she bought the ticket will get two-thousand dollars. 

Town In Quebec Looking To Rename Town Called Asbestos

(Quebec, Canada) -- A Quebec, Canada town is looking to replace their name. The town of Asbestos is hoping to plan a vote soon on what the city should be called instead. Potential nominees were Phenix, Apalone, Trois-Lacs and Jeffery, however, it was met with negative feedback from residents. Officials have been looking for a new name since November of last year, but the coronavirus pandemic has stalled the motion.

TODAY IN HISTORY:

2003, Galileo space mission ended when the probe was crushed in Jupiter's atmosphere.

1993, Steven Bochco's crime drama "NYPD Blue" first aired on ABC.

1970, "Monday Night Football" debuted on ABC.

1954, the U.S. submarine, the "Nautilus," was commissioned. It became the first nuclear submarine.