Mick's Morning News

SRO Saves Life Of Volusia Teen

(Daytona Beach, FL) -- A Volusia County teenager credits a school resource officer with saving her life. Fifteen-year-old Julia Bosset went into cardiac arrest during basketball try-outs over two weeks ago at Seabreeze High School, and the SRO performed CPR until paramedics arrived. She was airlifted to a Jacksonville hospital and didn't regain consciousness for two days, but she's now home recovering thanks to an internal defibrillator surgeons installed. She recently told the News-Journal she hasn't processed everything that happened yet, but she's very thankful the SRO was in the right place at the right time.

Tampa Doctors Say COVID Affects Cognition

(Tampa, FL) -- Doctors in Tampa are starting to learn the impact the coronavirus can have on the brain. Tampa General Hospital Dr. Clifton Gooch says many COVID patients report feeling foggy or a little confused. He says some patients are reporting problems with concentration, focus, memory and slower thought processing. He also tells 10 Tampa Bay he believes the virus can damage parts of the brain, but it's too early to know if the damage is permanent. 

Over 7-Million Votes Cast In Florida

(Tallahassee, FL) -- Nearly seven-point-four-million Floridians have cast ballots ahead of Tuesday's election. The state's Division of Elections reports three-point-two-million votes have been cast at early voting sites and four-point-two-million mail-in ballots have been returned. Democrats continue to outpace Republicans in overall voting, but the advantage is shrinking. Between mail ballots and in-person early voting, more than half of Florida's registered voters have cast ballots so far.

Serial Killer's Son Speaks Out

(Undated) -- The son of a serial killer believes there could be more bodies buried outside a home in Hernando County. Human remains were found this week at the Spring Hill home where Billy Mansfield, Jr. lived decades ago before he started serving four life sentences in a California prison. His son, Billy Mansfield the Third, now lives in Michigan. He can't get away from the emotional pain he feels having a serial killer as a father. He recently told News Channel 8 his dad maintains his innocence, but the younger Mansfield says if you're not gonna stop at one murder, you're not gonna stop at four or five. 

Disney Changes Virtual Queue Policy For Star Wars Ride

(Orlando, FL) -- Those looking to board Disney's Star Wars ride should be aware of a new policy. Walt Disney World announced yesterday that a new policy will take effect Tuesday for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Hollywood Studios. Instead of waiting until 10:00 a.m., ticket and annual pass holders can use the My Disney Experience app, starting at 7:00 a.m., to find a boarding group that day, but the park will still remain closed until 10:00. Those who can't get into a group through the app at 7:00 can try again at 2:00 p.m., but they must be inside the park to do so.

Netflix Raising Prices

(Los Gatos, CA) -- Get ready to pay more for that Netflix subscription. The streaming giant's standard plan will now cost 13-99 a month. The premium plan is going to be 17-99 a month. Users who want to take advantage of the entry-level plan will see no price hike. It'll stay at seven-99 a month.

Man Mauled By Black Leopard In Florida

(Davie, FL) -- From the “Be Careful What You Ask For” File: An encounter with a wild animal has a man dealing with severe injuries. The Florida FWC says Dwight Turner paid 150 dollars for a full-contact experience with a black leopard at a home in Davie two months ago, but as soon as Turner approached the animal, it attacked. The 50-year-old had his right ear torn in half, and the FWC says his scalp was left hanging from his head. Homeowner Michael Poggi is allowed to own the leopard, but he's facing charges for setting up the encounter. 


2019, Twitter head Jack Dorsey announced the social media platform would no longer run political ads.

1970, Jim Morrison of the Doors was sentenced in Miami to six or eight months hard labor for indecent exposure and profanity.

1945, the U.S. ended shoe rationing.

1938, Orson Welles' classic radio play "The War of the Worlds" aired on CBS. The live drama panicked some radio listeners who actually thought that the play's fake news reports about a Martian invasion were true. 

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