Brevard County Approves New Gun Policy For Public Employees (Viera, FL) -- There could soon be more guns in Brevard County workplaces. The county commission yesterday voted unanimously to allow some government employees to carry a gun or Taser on the job, effective immediately. This does not apply to schools, but it does apply to the more than two thousand employees who work in departments under the oversight of the commission. To carry a weapon into work, an eligible employee must have a concealed carry permit.
Woman Claims She Was Gang Raped At UCF Frat (Orlando, FL) -- A woman's accusations have a UCF frat suspended and two students facing charges. The woman claims she was raped at an off-campus party on Fiske Circle last week hosted by some fraternity members. She says she passed out drunk and woke up in a bedroom where sophomore Jack Smith and junior David Kirk were raping her. The frat’s national organization says the party was not an official event and only ten of the 250 people there were actually members.
Commission Investigating Parkland Shooting Begins Work (Coconut Creek, FL) -- The state commission set up to review the deadly shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland is beginning its work today. The panel is chaired by Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri and includes parents of students murdered at the school on Valentine's Day. They'll be examining failures at the school and make recommendations for improvements. The commission will also tour the school where Nikolas Cruz allegedly opened fire, killing seventeen people.
SRO Being Investigated For Incident With Student (Land O'Lakes, FL) -- An incident at a Pasco County school has a student facing charges and an SRO under investigation. It happened yesterday at Sunlake High School in Land O'Lakes when the school resource officer was asked to remove a female student from the cafeteria. Deputies say she resisted and was arrested. Investigators will review the officer's body cam footage and statements from witnesses.
The mother of that student says she is shocked by a video of the incident. Jamie Reeves has filed an internal affairs complaint with the Pasco County Sheriff over yesterday's incident. Reeves' daughter was in the cafeteria when the SRO tried to remove her for apparently causing a disturbance, and the girl resisted. Video shows the girl being thrown to the ground. Reeves tells 'News Channel 8' she can't believe a grown officer would treat a teenage girl like that. SO, THE COP DOES HIS JOB, THE GIRL RESISTS HIS ACTIONS AND GETS ARRESTED AND HE ENDS UP UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR IT.
Commissioner Arrested On Prostitution Charges Missing From Today's Meeting (Brooksville, FL) -- Following up a story discussed yesterday here on Bill Mick LIVE, Hernando County Commissioner Nicholas Nicholson is being stripped of his vice-chairmanship position, and a letter has been sent by other commissioners asking Governor Rick Scott to suspend him. Those actions were taken at a commission meeting yesterday in Nicholson's absence. After an investigation, state prosecutors announced last week Nicholson has been arrested for owning a building used for prostitution, and for paying for sex with a prostitute. AND THEY THREW HIM OUT OF HIS OWN HOUSE WHILE THE HOOKER AND HER PIMP HUSBAND LIVE THERE UNTIL THEY FIND SOMEWHERE ELSE TO LIVE…THERE IS A LOT WRONG WITH THIS STORY!
Woman Accused Of Letting 12-Year-Old Drive For Her When She Was Drunk (Sheboygan County, WI) -- A Wisconsin woman is in a world of trouble for allegedly letting her twelve-year-old daughter drive for her while she was drunk. WDJT-TV in Milwaukee reports that someone saw an SUV driving erratically a few weeks ago along Interstate 43 and called for help. Another witness said a little girl was driving the vehicle and deputies managed to pull them over before anyone got hurt. It was Amanda Hauke's SUV and officers say the girl admitted to driving, even though her mother denied it. Hauke reportedly had a blood-alcohol content of zero-point-one-two-six when given a breathalyzer test at the scene.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2016, Tom Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension was restored. The New England Patriots quarterback missed the first four games of the 2016 season. The Patriots went on to win the Super Bowl that season over the Atlanta Hawks.
2008, a New York judge acquitted three police officers on all charges related to the November 2006 shooting of 23-year-old Sean Bell. Bell was gunned down in a hail of 50 bullets outside of a Queens, New York nightclub just hours before he was scheduled to get married later that day. After the verdict, about a thousand people marched from the courthouse to the site of the shooting, shouting "Justice for Sean Bell" and counting from one to 50.
2004, hundreds of thousands of people participated in the March for Women's Lives on the National Mall. Marches came from more than 50 countries to participate in the march for abortion rights.
1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was deployed from the space shuttle Discovery.
1962, the Marvel comic book, "The Incredible Hulk," debuted on newsstands.
1959, the St. Lawrence Seaway opened to traffic. This saved shippers millions of dollars. By shipping goods from the sea to the Great Lakes across upstate New York, there was no longer the need to take the costly, long way around.
1954, the first solar battery was unveiled by researchers at Bell Telephone Laboratories. AND THE TECHNOLOGY STILL ISN’T READY FOR PRIME TIME
1928, the first Seeing Eye dog made his debut. His name was, appropriately, Buddy.