Mick's Morning News


Brevard County Student Arrested For Bringing Gun To School

(Melbourne, FL) -- Tips from students are credited with alerting police to a gun at a school in Brevard County. Melbourne Police yesterday arrested a 17-year-old 10th-grader at Eau Gallie High School. A district spokesperson says the suspect posted on social media that he would bring a gun to school. Students who saw the post told school officials. The gun was allegedly found in the suspect's backpack. 

Student Found Dead In FSU Frat House

(Tallahassee, FL) -- Foul play is being ruled out in the death of a Florida State University student. The body of the 22-year-old man was found Sunday morning in his bed at the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house. Investigators announced that no foul is suspected, including hazing. The cause of death remains under investigation.

Orlando Lawmaker 'Horrified' By Actions Of FDLE Agents In Raid

(Tallahassee, FL) -- An Orlando lawmaker is horrified by the actions of FDLE agents. State Rep. Anna Eskamani was reacting yesterday to video of a raid at the Tallahassee home of Rebekah Jones. She's the former Department of Health worker who was fired seven months ago by the governor for insubordination. Jones is now accused of hacking into the state's emergency communications system, which she denies, and Askamani, in a tweet, says it seems unnecessary for agents to draw their guns for a data breach. 

Legoland Sued For Mistreating Boy With Prosthetic Leg

(Tampa, FL) -- Legoland is being sued over its treatment of a boy with a prosthetic leg. A Hillsborough County woman sued the Polk County theme park last week in federal court. Aleisha Mullinax claims her 10-year-old son was ordered to remove his prosthetic leg before going down a waterslide at Winter Haven's Legoland Beach Retreat in July, and that caused him to almost drown when he got to the bottom. She says her son has had nightmares of drowning ever since, and she accuses Legoland of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Miami-Dade Schools Not Seeing 'Dramatic Rise' In COVID Cases

(Miami, FL) -- Miami-Dade's superintendent is encouraged by what he's not seeing in schools. Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said yesterday he has not seen a dramatic rise in COVID cases in the district's schools. The district reported over 900 COVID cases in the last month, but Carvalho says most of those are from outside the school.  

Miami 'Cracking Down' On COVID Guideline Violators

(Miami, FL) -- Miami is in the midst of what the mayor calls a crackdown on those not following social distancing guidelines. Mayor Francis Suarez said yesterday police have been out in force the last two weeks to shut down major, underground parties. He says the biggest problem areas have been Little Havana, Brickell and Wynwood. Suarez says they don't want to be draconian, but the city is trying to prevent super spreaders. 

Norwegian Cruise Line Installing Air Purification Systems On Ships

(Port Canaveral, FL) -- Norwegian Cruise Line is installing new air purification systems on its fleet of ships before they return to sea. The new system will reportedly feature continuous coronavirus disinfection in the air and on surfaces with all-natural solutions. Testing on board ships shows the presence of the virus is reduced by 99 percent within 30 minutes. The air systems are one of several new safety procedures being implemented before passengers set sail possibly in the spring.

Former Israeli Space Chief Says Aliens Exist

(Israel) -- The former head of Israel's space program says aliens are real and several nations have made contact with them. Haim Eshed told local paper Yedioth Aharonoth that aliens in a Galactic Federation have made deals with Israel, the United States and others to keep their existence secret because humanity is not ready. The 87-year-old, who ran the Israeli space security program from 1981 to 2010, also reportedly said that the peaceful extraterrestrials are researching the universe and using a base on Mars to do so. Eshed claimed that President Trump almost revealed their existence. The ex-space chief says he knows that some people think he is crazy, but he has nothing to lose. 

KFC, Lifetime Creating Movie About Colonel Sanders

(North Corbin, KY) -- Kentucky Fried Chicken and Lifetime are teaming up to bring the story of Colonel Sanders to TV screens. The companies announced Monday they are releasing a mini-movie called "A Recipe For Seduction" where Mario Lopez plays KFC's founder. This isn't the first time Colonel Sanders' love life has been on display. In 2017 the fast-food chain released a romance novel called "Tender Wings of Love" all about Sanders' relationship with Lady Madeline Parker. And in 2019, KFC created an online game called "I Love You Colonel Sanders: A Finger Licking Good Dating Simulator" where players tried to date KFC's founder. "A Recipe For Seduction" debuts out on Sunday at 12 p.m. Eastern time on Lifetime.

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1995, after 30 years together, the Grateful Dead announced they would no longer be touring as a group. The announcement came four months after the death of Grateful Dead founder Jerry Garcia. 

1980, former Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by deranged fan Mark David Chapman outside Lennon's New York City apartment building.


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