Mick's Morning News: 04.03.18

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SpaceX Launches Supplies To ISS  (Cape Canaveral, FL) -- An arrival from Florida should reach the International Space Station today. SpaceX launched a rocket yesterday afternoon from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 40. The Dragon capsule successfully separated from the Falcon 9 rocket and made its way to the ISS. The capsule is carrying supplies, and it's expected to join the ISS today.

Deadly Crash In Titusville  (Titusville, FL) -- A family of four is dead after a car crash in Brevard County. It happened last night in Titusville on SR 405. Police say the driver turned left onto Sisson Road and collided with a Ford F-250 pickup truck. All four people inside the car were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names have not been released.  Police say they're all from the United Kingdom.

Police Chief Promises To Solve Year-Old Murder  (Daytona Beach, FL) -- Despite video, witnesses and the help of federal investigators, a Daytona Beach murder remains unsolved. Today marks one year since Christopher Keating was stabbed to death outside the Crook's Den on Orange Ave. Keating was a member of a biker gang called The Outlaws, and investigators believe he was killed by a member of another gang called The Pagans. Police Chief Craig Capri tells the "Daytona Beach News-Journal" they're working hard on the case, and he believes they'll be able to solve it one day. 

OFD Chief Faces More Sexual Harassment Allegations  (Orlando, FL) -- Women once afraid to speak up against a powerful official are now telling their story. Several women in the Orlando Fire Department have come forward with sexual harassment allegations against Fire Chief Rod Williams. Channel 9 reports the women sent a letter to the city last week accusing Williams and a deputy chief of fostering a culture of harassment. The city investigated similar complaints made a few months ago against Williams, but he was cleared.

Deputy-Involved Shooting In Tallahassee  (Tallahassee, FL) -- What started as a traffic stop now has a man in the hospital and FDLE investigating. A Leon County deputy yesterday afternoon shot a man during a traffic stop in north Tallahassee on Manor House Drive. The sheriff's office says after being pulled over, the driver of an SUV backed into the deputy's motorcycle, and the deputy shot the man. He's in stable condition.

Villanova Beats Michigan For National Championship  (San Antonio, TX) -- The Villanova Wildcats are the champions of men's college basketball. They beat Michigan 79-62 in the title game in San Antonio. Villanova secured its second national title in three seasons and third overall.

Woman Busted Stealing From Church During Easter Service  (San Diego, CA) -- A Southern California woman is being given a break despite stealing from a church while Easter services were taking place. San Diego police say a woman in her 40s walked into the First Presbyterian Church in Bankers on Sunday and got away with 600-dollars and two iPhones. She didn't get very far before the pastor used the "find my phone" app and they caught up with here. The stolen goods were returned and the pastor said he will not press charges.

Astronomers Discover Most Distant Star Ever Seen  (Undated) -- Astronomers say they've spotted the most distant star ever observed that is nine-billion light-years from Earth. The star is nicknamed Icarus after the Greek mythological character who fell to his death after flying too close to the sun on wings of feathers and wax. Co-author of the new study that reported the finding and a UC Berkeley astronomer, Alex Filippenko said, "For the first time ever we're seeing an individual normal star - not a supernova, not a gamma-ray burst, but a single, stable star - at a distance of 9 billion light-years." Normally, a star like this would be too faint to view. However, astronomers were able to see it with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, setting a new distance record. The study's lead author from the University of Minnesota, Patrick Kelley said, "This star is at least 100 times farther away than the next individual star we can study, except for supernova explosions."

TODAY IN HISTORY

2010, Apple released its multi-touch tablet computer called the iPad in the U.S. Three-million devices were sold within the first 80 days of its release.

1996, FBI officials raided a cabin in Montana and arrested former college professor and suspected Unabomber, Theodore Kaczynski.

1968, less than 24 hours before he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his now cryptic last speech "I've Been To The Mountain Top" to a rally of striking sanitation workers.

1953, "TV Guide" was published for the first time.

1944, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that barring blacks from voting in the Texas Democratic primaries violated the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

1936, Bruno Hauptmann was executed for the kidnap-murder of the Lindbergh baby.

1882, notorious outlaw Jesse James died at the age of 34. He was shot to death in Missouri by a member of his own gang.

1860, Pony Express mail service began in St. Joseph, Missouri.

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