Mick's Morning News: 07.26.18

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Human Remains Found In Brevard County  (Malabar, FL) -- A gruesome discovery now has investigators searching the woods in Brevard County. A work crew this week found human remains in the woods in Malabar.

The remains have not been identified, but they are believed to be that of a man. No cause of death has been determined, and investigators are continuing to search for clues.

TDC Chairman Sued For Fraud  (Panama City, FL) -- The head of the Bay County tourism board is being sued for fraud. Counts-Oakes Resort Properties filed suit this week against Tourism Development Council Chairman Andrew Phillips.

The company claims that when Phillips was one of its directors, he took kickbacks and fraudulently reimbursed himself for travel and meals. The company is asking Phillips to reimburse them more than 400-thousand dollars.

Judge Rules Early Voting Must Be Allowed On Florida College Campuses  (Tallahassee, FL) -- Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner has until Friday to let a federal judge know if he'll follow the guidelines of an important court ruling.

The ruling says Florida must allow early voting at state colleges and universities. The judge announced yesterday that an earlier court decision banning the use of campus buildings for early voting is unconstitutional and discriminatory.

Broward Superintendent Discusses School Security  (Miramar, FL) -- Students in Broward County will have to get used to what the superintendent calls the new normal when it comes to security. Robert Runcie highlighted some of the changes for the upcoming school year after February's deadly shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School.

Those changes include single entry points, more armed guards, required ID badges and more active shooter drills. Runcie also says he hopes metal detectors will be installed by the time school reopens next month.

Deadly Bear Encounter In Seminole County  (Wekiva Springs, FL) -- A bear is dead after a threatening encounter in Seminole County. A Wekiva Springs man shot and killed a bear when, he and neighbors claim, it charged at him in his garage. The FWC is investigating.

Early Jamestown Settler's Remains Likely Found  (Jamestown, VA) -- Archaeologists believe they've found the remains of the man who helped lead England's first permanent settlement in North America. George Yeardley was an early resident of 17th Century Jamestown, Virginia. He later served as governor of Virginia and established some important reforms that some credit as the first experiments with democracy in this country.

The archaeologists found what they are nearly certain is Yeardley's skeleton buried at the site of a 1617 church. They hope to prove the skeleton's identity by the middle of next year.

Boys Drive Car On Interstate  (Goochland County, VA) -- No injuries are being reported despite two children taking a car for a spin down a major Virginia Interstate. Deputies say the ten and seven-year-old boys told them they were heading to Virginia Beach when they decided to take their foster parents' Lexus.

They made it a little way down I-64 where they crashed into a median. The kids were brought back home and released into the custody of their parents.

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1991, Pee Wee Herman actor Paul Reubens was arrested for exposing himself twice during a movie in a Florida theater.

1990, President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act. The law bars discriminating against people with physical or mental disabilities.

1984, Montreal Expo Pete Rose tied Ty Cobb’s record of all-time career singles with number three-thousand-52.

1947, the National Security Council was established in Washington, D.C.

1775, the Second Continental Congress of the United States established the postal system.

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