Mick's Morning News: 08.16.18

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Deadly Shooting Leads To School Lockdown  (Orlando, FL) -- A shooting is responsible for a school lockdown in Orange County. A man was killed in yesterday's shooting at the Woodhollow Apartments on Kingsgate Drive. The victim has not been identified, but deputies estimate he was in his late teens or early 20s.

Schools in the area near the Mall at Millenia were locked down as deputies searched for a suspect, but no arrests were announced.

Judge Criticizes Newspaper For Publishing Info On Nikolas Cruz  (Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- A newspaper is defending its actions that could lead to two reporters facing charges. A judge yesterday blasted the South Florida Sun Sentinel for publishing confidential information about Nikolas Cruz two weeks ago.

The paper claims the information was obtained legally, and the editor-in-chief says their reporters did their job. The Broward School District asked the judge to hold the paper and two reporters in contempt, but the judge did not issue a ruling.

TPD Officer Fired After March Shooting  (Tallahassee, FL) -- A police officer's use of force during a car chase is responsible for costing him his job. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo yesterday announced he has fired Officer Damien Pearson for the incident five months ago.

An internal investigation found Pearson was not facing an imminent threat when he fired six shots at the car. It's not clear if any bullets hit the driver, but DeLeo says officers must hold themselves to the highest standards when it comes to using deadly force.

Melbourne Hotel Project Moves Forward  (Melbourne, FL) -- A project described as potential gem for downtown Melbourne is a step closer to happening. The city council this week approved a master redevelopment agreement that will allow plans for an eleven-story hotel to move forward.

An economic development official told the council a downtown hotel brings tons of economic impact. Brevard County tourism officials tell Florida Today they estimate hotel guests will spend close to nine million dollars a year in addition to their hotel bill.

Baby Trump Balloons Land In New Jersey  (Bedminster, NJ) -- Those Baby Trump Balloons that flew over London while President Trump was in England are now stateside and just a few miles from Trump's summer residence in New Jersey. The balloons will be used as part of a protest called the Baby Trump Tour.

Two New Jersey activists launched a GoFundMe page last month to help pay for the oversized inflatables. The organizers say their goal is to taunt Trump with the balloons, especially when he visits his Bedminster golf course.

Woman Claims She Was Denied Chesterfield Job Because Of Ghetto Name  (Chesterfield, MO) -- A Missouri woman believes she was denied a job because her name was too ghetto. Hermeisha Robinson applied for a job at a health clinic in Chesterfield but did not get the position. Robinson posted an email on her Facebook page on Monday that she received from Mantality Health.

The email told her it does not consider candidates that have suggestive ghetto names. Mantality's owner says their email system was hacked by someone believed to be a former employee.

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1988, Vice President George Bush named Senator Dan Quayle as his running mate.

1985, "The Dukes of Hazzard" aired for the final time on CBS Television.

1977, rock and roll legend Elvis Presley died at the age 42.

1962, the Beatles' drummer Pete Best was let go by the band's manager Brian Epstein. Best was replaced by Ringo Starr.

1954, the first issue of "Sports Illustrated" was published.

1898, the roller coaster was patented by Edwin Prescott.

1896, Skookum Jim, Dawson Charlie and George Carmack discovered gold in Rabbit Creek, a tributary of the Klondike River. The discovery led to the Klondike Gold Rush.

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