Mick's Morning News: 05.11.18

Deputy Hurt In Crash (Cocoa, FL) -- A deputy has serious injuries after a crash in Brevard County. It happened yesterday afternoon on SR 528 in Cocoa when Deputy Nathaniel Kirk was trying to make a traffic stop. Witnesses say Kirk was thrown off his motorcycle when he hit a dead animal and he landed in the median. He was airlifted to the hospital.  He is expected to survive.

Mom Turns Son In And Refuses To Post Bail (Clearwater, FL) -- A Tampa Bay mom is showing her son some tough love to steer him in the right direction. Riverview 18-year-old Kevin King was in court yesterday for breaking into a home in Clearwater last month. He was arrested after his mother forced him to turn himself in, and in addition, Sandra Green says she won't post her son's bail. She says she wants her son to sit in jail for a couple weeks and think about what he did.

MSD Parent Fires Back At New NRA President (Parkland, FL) -- The parent of an MSD shooting victim is fighting back against a claim that he's a civil terrorist. Fred Guttenberg took to Twitter last night to respond to comments made by soon-to-be NRA President Oliver North. In an interview with the "Washington Times," North said the NRA has become the victim of civil terrorism and that the student activists from Stoneman Douglas High School are guilty of intimidation, harassment and lawbreaking. Guttenberg's daughter, Jamie, died in the shooting, and he Tweeted that he and other MSD victims are not civil terrorists, but a determined group that will end the NRA's reign of terror.

Space X to Attempt Falcon 9 Launch This Evening

After being unable to launch yesterday afternoon, Space X will attempt to launch a new version of the Falcon 9 rocket today.  The launch window is open from 4:14 through 6:21pm.  Jim Banke will have coverage of the launch here on WMMB and the iHeart Radio App.

Over $23 Billion Expected To Be Spent On Mother's Day (Jersey City, NJ) -- A study shows Mother's Day spending is expected to top 23-billion-dollars in the U.S.. The National Retail Federation says nearly nine out of ten Americans will celebrate Mother's Day and each person will spend an average of 180-bucks. That would be slightly down from last year's record spending. A separate survey by Ooma shows only 25-percent of moms want a gift while three-quarters of them would prefer to do something with the family.

Study: More Millennials Living With Mom In A Decade (Seattle, WA) -- Many millennials have a lot to thank their mothers for this Mother's Day. A new analysis by Zillow shows nearly 25-percent of them are living with their mom. That's about 12-million people between the age of 24 and 36, and the highest number in a decade. Almost 12-percent of the millennials living with their moms are unemployed. The areas with the most millennials living with their mom are New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. Zillow say the situation may be due to housing costs rising faster than incomes.

NJ Woman Leaves Cable Worker Stranded Mid-Air Following Dispute (Ridgewood, NJ) -- A New Jersey woman is accused of leaving a cable guy stuck in the sky. Police in Ridgewood say the woman got into an argument with an Optimum Cable Company worker this past Monday, climbed into his truck and turned off the power to the utility bucket. She walked off and left him stuck in the elevated bucket. He finally got down thanks to police after a neighbor saw him and called 911. The woman is charged with false imprisonment, harassment, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass. It's not clear what the two were arguing about.

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1776 

In a letter addressed to the president of Congress, American General George Washington recommended raising companies of German-Americans to use against the German mercenaries anticipated to fight for Britain.

1858

Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state.

1862

Confederates scuttled the CSS Virginia off Norfolk, Virginia.

1864

Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart was mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern.

1960

Israeli soldiers captured Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires.

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