Micco Scrub Sanctuary Brush Fire 100% Contained (Palm Bay, FL) -- Firefighters aren't ready to claim victory quite yet in Brevard County. The Florida Forest Service announced last night that the Micco Scrub Sanctuary Fire in Palm Bay was 100-percent contained. They tell "Florida Today" there's still a chance the fire could ignite again, especially with strong winds and dry conditions in the forecast this week. The fire this weekend spread to 600 acres at one point, but no one was hurt and no buildings were damaged.
Volusia Deputies Looking For Missing Prisoner (DeBary, FL) -- The search is on for a prisoner who apparently walked away from a work crew. Volusia County deputies noticed 19-year-old Trayvion Stephens went missing yesterday while working in DeBary. He was last seen wearing green pants and a lime green VCDC shirt, but deputies tell 'WESH 2 News' they believe he stole a white shirt, white hat and white sandals from Walgreens.
Body Found In Man's Shed (St. Petersburg, FL) -- A man facing drug charges could be in even more trouble after a disturbing discovery. St. Petersburg Police say a woman's body was found in a shed yesterday outside a home on 16th Ave South. Angelo Beckford lives in the home, and police say when they tried to question him, he ran away. When he was caught, police say they found he had crack cocaine, and he's charged with possession, but more charges are possible as the woman's death is investigated.
Father Of MSD Victim Sues Broward SRO (Parkland, FL) -- While Nikolas Cruz rained bullets on teachers and students at Stoneman Douglas High School, a father of one of the victims says a school resource officer was cowering in fear. That's what Andrew Pollack claims in a lawsuit he filed yesterday against SRO Scot Peterson for not stopping the attack that killed Pollack's daughter, Meadow. Pollack says instead of doing his job, Peterson let his daughter and 16 other victims get murdered in the Valentine's Day attack. Pollack also tells the "Miami Herald" Peterson is a coward who should not be able to ride off into the sunset with his Broward County pension.
Doctor Warns Of Eyelash Extensions (Orlando, FL) -- A popular trend in the beauty industry comes with some health risks one woman found out about the hard way. An Orlando patient named Ashley recently got eyelash extensions but then wound up with swollen and irritated eyes when her lashes became infected with mites. An Orlando eye doctor says mites burrow to the base of the lash follicles and feed off the material. The condition is treatable, but the doctor tells Channel 9 it takes months of treatment and hundreds of dollars in medicine.
Oreo Rolls Out New Flavors (Undated) -- Oreo is rolling out some new, exotic flavors. The three new limited-edition flavors are cherry cola, kettle corn and pina colada. The company called on the public to submit suggestions, and the brand selected these three as the finalists. Oreo is now trying to pick a winner from the three finalists and is hosting a contest to determine the public's favorite. You're able to vote on the final three until June 30th on MYOREOCREATION.COM. The winning flavor's creator will get 500-thousand-dollars.
Drugs Found In Truck Hauling Starbucks Products (Centralia, WA) -- There are several criminal counts in the works after officials say more than 100 pounds of meth were found in a truck hauling Starbucks products in the Pacific Northwest. Officers say they suspected something wasn't quite right last week when they stopped the truck as it was traveling to Spokane from Seattle. They used a K-9 unit to help uncover 126 pounds of meth, along with heroin, oxycodone and a few grams of cocaine. Police say the coffee contents on board the truck were not contaminated and were eventually placed on another truck for delivery. SO IS IT THE COFFEE YOU’RE ADDICTED TO?
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2016, the iconic elephants of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus performed for the final time. The curtain came down on the long circus tradition after decades of protests by animal rights activists.
2011, President Barack Obama announced the death of elusive terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden from the East Room of the White House. Known to be the mastermind of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, Bin Laden was killed in a mission carried out by Navy SEALS.
1971, Amtrak began service. WE ARE STILL WAIING FOR ONE TO ARRIVE ON TIME
1941, General Mills introduced Cheerios cereal.
1939, "Batman" made his debut as a comic strip hero by D.C. Comics.