Mick's Morning News- Friday

Orange County Mayor Will Aggressively Defend Vaccine Mandate

(Orlando, FL) -- Orange County's mayor seems to be welcoming a legal challenge from the governor. Governor Ron DeSantis announced yesterday the state will join Orange County firefighters who are suing the county over its employee vaccine mandate. Battalion Chief Stephen Davis was fired this week for not complying with terms of the mandate. Mayor Jerry Demings says 'bring it on,' and he adds we'll vigorously defend our right to protect our citizens and our employees. 

DeSantis Urges Lawmakers To Ban Vaccine Mandates Among Government Agencies

(Clearwater, FL) -- The governor is urging action he says will stand up for people's jobs and their livelihoods. Governor Ron DeSantis announced yesterday he'll ask state lawmakers to call a special session to ban government agencies from imposing vaccine mandates. He also wants to make sure anyone who loses their job for not complying with a mandate can still collect unemployment. DeSantis isn't proposing a vaccine mandate ban for private businesses, but his spokeswoman tells the Orlando Sentinel the governor hopes this legislation will act as a deterrent.

Sprowls, Simpson Propose Withdrawing From OSHA

(Tallahassee, FL) -- Some state lawmakers are proposing a way to avoid what they call onerous federal regulations. President Biden has asked OSHA to mandate vaccines at companies with at least 100 employees nationwide. Senate President Wilton Simpson and House Speaker Chris Sprowls announced yesterday they'd like to see Florida withdraw from OSHA. They propose the state set up its own workplace safety program. 

Laundrie's Remains ID'd

(North Port, FL) -- Dental records confirm that Brian Laundrie is dead. The FBI announced yesterday that the remains found in Sarasota County's Carlton Reserve on Wednesday were that of the 23-year-old from North Port. No cause of death was revealed. Laundrie had been missing for over a month, and he was a person of interest in the death of his 22-year-old fiance, Gabby Petito. 

No Charges Against Deputies Who Shot Mental Health Patient

(Tamarac, FL) -- There will be no charges filed against Broward County deputies who killed a mental health patient. The state attorney announced yesterday that the deputies were justified in using deadly force against Jarvis Randall three years ago at University Hospital and Medical Center in Tamarac. An investigation found the 30-year-old Randall threatened to stab someone with sharp pieces of a fiberglass ceiling, and when bean bags had no effect, he was shot several times. Randall's family tells Local 10 News he didn't have to die, and those in charge at the facility should have called a therapist or psychiatrist instead of armed officers. 

Man Wanted By Police Calls Them Because He's Lost

(Williamsburg, MI) -- Police in northern Michigan say a man wanted for breaking and entering called them for help because he was lost in the woods. The man allegedly broke into a home in Williamsburg on October 6th and ran from police into the woods when they found him hiding in his parents backyard. Kevin Tighe called 911 later that evening to report that he was lost and needed help. Troopers were able to find Tighe and arrest him while charging him with breaking and entering without permission and resisting and obstructing police. He is due back in court on October 26th.


1979, the 100-millionth person passed through the gates of Florida's Walt Disney World.

1969, Paul McCartney officially denied the rumor that he was dead.

1962, President Kennedy announced an air and naval blockade of Cuba, following the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island. 

1907, Ringling Brothers bought out their rival, Barnum and Bailey circus, to form the most famous circus in the world.

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