Mick's Morning News

Trump Holds Rally In Sanford

(Sanford, FL) -- President Trump is feeling the love from his supporters in Central Florida. Trump was at Orlando Sanford International Airport last night for his first campaign stop since his COVID diagnosis. Thousands of supporters showed up, including some who camped out for hours ahead of time. Trump said it was great to be back in his home state and he'll be back Friday for another rally at Ocala International Airport. 

Biden To Campaign In Broward

(Pembroke Pines, FL) -- Joe Biden will visit Broward County as part of his efforts to turn Florida blue. He's scheduled to make campaign stops today in Pembroke Pines and Miramar. A new poll released yesterday by Emerson College shows Biden leading President Trump by three points in Florida, a number that's within the poll's margin of error.  

HART Shuttles Go Driverless

(Tampa, FL) -- Tampa's new HART autonomous vehicles are now on the road. The vehicles which have no steering wheel and no driver are part of a year-long test run to see how the shuttles operate in downtown. The pilot program will see how the vehicles work with other modes of transportation. The shuttles are equipped with radar technology and detailed GPS as well as cameras and sensors to help it navigate the streets traveling at about 15 miles per hour.

1.7-Million Floridians Vote So Far

(Tallahassee, FL) -- Early voting doesn't begin for another week, but that's not stopping hundreds of thousand of people from casting ballots in Florida. The state's Division of Elections reports about one-point-seven million vote-by-mail ballots had been returned to local elections offices. The numbers include more than 850-thousand Democrats and around 488-thousand Republicans. Third-party and independent voters account for more than 331-thousand returned ballots. Counties with the most returned vote-by-mail ballots so far are Palm Beach, Broward and Hillsborough.

Elections Office Vandalized Overnight

(Jacksonville, FL) -- City workers are cleaning up vandalism left on the building for the Duval County Supervisor of Elections. Election workers arrived this morning to the office on Market Street and saw that someone spray-painted the message, "If voting mattered, it would be illegal." Jacksonville Police are reviewing surveillance video to identify a suspect. 

NSB Teen Wins Surfing Title

(Cocoa Beach, FL) -- A Volusia County teenager can claim victory over some older surfing competitors in Brevard County. New Smyrna Beach's Niyah Rosen won the Women's Pro Final yesterday at the National Kidney Foundation Rich Salick Pro-Am Surf Festival. The 13-year-old was one of over 200 surfers taking part in the 35th annual event, which is normally held Labor Day weekend. Surfing, like most sports, was shut down during the pandemic, and Salick tells Florida Today it was good to see so many familiar faces on the beach again. 

Woman Goes Into Labor While Taking Bar Exam

(Undated) -- One Illinois woman is officially a lawyer, and a mom, after going into labor while taking her bar exam. Brianna Hill recently graduated from Loyola University School of Law in Chicago and was scheduled to take the bar last week after it had been postponed several times due to the coronavirus pandemic. At 38-weeks pregnant, Hill was in the first-part of the four-part test when she felt like she might be going into labor. After completing the first 90-minute section she confirmed her water broke. That didn't stop Hill from completing the next section of the test before going to the hospital to deliver her baby with hours to spare. The new mom completed the exam at the hospital the next day and nursed her newborn during breaks.


2010, all 33 miners trapped in a mining accident in Chile were brought to the surface after surviving 69 days underground.

1983, the first cellular telephones were introduced.

1914, the gas mask was patented by Garrett Morgan.

1792, George Washington laid the cornerstone to "The President's House" at 16-hundred Pennsylvania Avenue.  

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