Mick's Morning News: 06.19.18

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Full Recovery Expected For Girl Left In Car Overnight  (Sanford, FL) -- Seminole County deputies have good news after a child was left in a car overnight. The sheriff's office announced yesterday that the three-year-old girl will make a full recovery after she was initially in critical but stable condition.

She was taken to the hospital this weekend after deputies say her mom forgot to take her out of the car the night before at their home in Sanford. Mom Casey Keller is charged with child neglect.

Port Canaveral Awarded $16M For Two Projects  (Port Canaveral, FL) -- Port Canaveral is getting millions for two projects its CEO calls vital to the region's economy. The US Army Corps of Engineers recently announced it has awarded 16-million dollars to replenish sand on local beaches and maintain the harbor.

Port CEO John Murray says the projects will ensure access to the waterways and safe transit of cruise and cargo ships. "Florida Today" reports the port could be in line for another four million dollars for a dredging project.

FHP Trooper Hits, Kills Pedestrian  (St. Augustine, FL) -- A fatal accident caused by an FHP Trooper is being investigated. Yesterday morning a pedestrian was hit and killed in St. Augustine.

Trooper Kenneth Montgomery was trying to catch a suspected impaired driver at the time. Montgomery is not being forced to take administrative leave, because this was a non-shooting incident.

Bizarre Home Invasion Could Be Drug Related  (Winter Springs, FL) -- Police say a bizarre home invasion robbery in Winter Springs Sunday could be drug related. About 2:00 in the morning, a man who lives in the house called 9-1-1 to let police know he was naked and on his roof because he was trying to escape an armed man who had broken in.

When officers got there, the suspect was still inside the house, there were gunshots, and then a teenager and a woman tried to get away. They were arrested when they crashed their car.

FSU's Martin To Retire After 2019 Season  (Tallahassee, FL) -- A Florida State coaching legend is getting ready to call it a career. Baseball coach Mike Martin announced yesterday that next season will be his last after what will be 40 years leading the Seminoles. The 74-year-old is the all-time winningest coach in college baseball history.

Space Invaders Marks 40 Years  (Undated) -- It's the 40th anniversary of one of the most iconic video games of all time. Space Invaders was released in Japan on this date in 1978. It challenged players to control a laser cannon at the bottom of the screen while a horde of aliens slowly descended from the top of the screen.

People in Japan and America couldn't get enough of the game, sinking quarter after quarter into Space Invaders machines. It's estimated to have made nearly half a billion dollars by 1982. It was induced in the World Video Game Hall of Fame in 2016.

TODAY IN HISTORY

1998, Three Swiss banks offered 600-Million-dollars to settle claims filed by Holocaust survivors who said the banks stole their assets during World War II.

1934, Congress established the Federal Communications Commission to regulate radio and, later, television.

1912, the United States government adopted the eight-hour work day.

1862, slavery was outlawed in U.S. territories.

1846, the first organized baseball game was played in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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