Mick's Morning News

Shots Fired Outside Orlando Mall

(Orlando, FL) -- Gunshots are responsible for evacuating an Orlando mall. Police say shots were fired yesterday afternoon outside the food court entrance at the Mall at Millenia. No one was hurt, and four people were taken into custody. The mall is expected to open this morning at 11:00. 

Man Indicted For Murder Of Former Cocoa Official

(Titusville, FL) -- The Brevard County man who allegedly killed a former public official may be closer to receiving justice. Palm Bay's Matthew Inklebarger was indicted this week for first-degree murder in the death of former Cocoa City Councilman Jim Wallen. Prosecutors believe the 75-year-old Wallen was stabbed to death during a robbery at his home on Manor Drive in August. Besides serving on the city council in the '70s and '80s, Wallen was also a teacher for almost 40 years. 

First Time Claims For Jobless Benefits Rise In FL

(Tallahassee, FL) -- First time claims for unemployment benefits are higher in Florida after several weeks of declines. The U.S. Labor Department says about 40-thousand Floridians filed for jobless benefits last week, a jump of about 78-hundred from the previous week. The increase also comes a week after Florida reported a pandemic low in new filings. Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity reports it has paid more than two-million people over 17-billion dollars in state and federal jobless benefits since March.

Disney Union Meets With Members Over Staff Cuts

(Orlando, FL) -- Disney's job cuts may affect more than just part-timers. The union that represents Disney World cast members said yesterday full-time workers could also lose their jobs. The union says full-timers who have been furloughed may not be offered their same job because that job may not be needed. Also, Channel 9 reports those who do return to work could be displaced by those with more seniority who are on medical leave. 

Returned Main-In Ballots Top One Million

(Hillsborough County, FL) -- More than one-point-one million Florida voters have already returned their mail-in ballots ahead of November's general election. According to the state's Division of Elections more than 612-thousand registered Democrats and 337-thousand registered Republicans have now cast their vote by mail. Voters with no party affiliation have returned more than 213-thousand of their mail-in ballots. More than four-point-three million vote-by-mail ballots were requested and sent out so far as early voting will begin in many counties on October 19th.

Bobblehead Museum Making Pence-Fly Bobblehead

(Milwaukee, WI) -- Vice President Mike Pence is getting his own bobblehead, but it doesn't have to do with what he's accomplished in public service. Instead, it will commemorate the moment a fly landed on his head during Wednesday's vice presidential debate. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee revealed it on Thursday. It also includes a plexiglass barrier and a little removable fly swatter. The bobblehead will cost 25-dollars and could ship by January.

Michigan Township Employee Cut By Razor Blades On Campaign Sign

(Commerce Township, MI) -- An employee of Commerce Township in Michigan is recovering after being cut by razor blades on a political sign. The worker was removing it from the ground when he was sliced by blades on the bottom. The sign was in the right-of-way and was being taken down as part of his job. He was cut on three fingers and had to get 13 stitches. The homeowner said several Trump signs had been stolen from her yard, but she had no idea about the razor blades.  

Tennessee Man Arrested For Trying To 'Resurrect" Grandmother

(Knoxville, TN) -- Tennessee Police say they arrested a man for causing 30-thousand dollars in damages to a cemetery in an effort to "resurrect" his grandma. Thirty-four-year-old Danny Frazier was reportedly caught breaking headstones and digging holes at the Huckleberry Springs Cemetery in Knoxville. Frazier told officers that he was in the middle of a seance and trying to bring back his dead grandmother. He has been charged with vandalism and criminal trespassing.


2009, President Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president since Woodrow Wilson to win a Nobel Peace Prize. 

1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asks for a congressional approval for arming U.S. merchant ships.

1863, the Washington Monument opened to the public.

1872, Montgomery Ward issued the first mail order catalog.

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