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Mick's Morning News- Thursday

Migrants Receive Death Threats Amid DeSantis Lawsuit

(Undated) -- Some Venezuelan migrants flown to Massachusetts by the state of Florida say they are receiving death threats amid their lawsuit against the governor.Attorneys representing the migrants in federal court say their clients continue to receive hate messages as they seek damages for their experience. The civil rights lawyers claim the migrants felt their lives were in danger. Governor DeSantis is persistent that asylum-seekers signed consent forms. He says he will continue flying illegal immigrants to sanctuary states.

State-Backed Insurer Surpass One Million Policies

(Tallahassee, FL)-- A Florida-backed insurance company is surpassing one-million policies. Citizens Property Insurance Corp. says it added about eight-thousand new policies last week as private insurers continue to drop homeowners. Citizens, which was created as a last resort insurer, has seen its policy count more than double over the past two years. During a meeting yesterday, state officials say private property insurance companies are expected to have one-billion dollars in losses this year.

Florida Deputies Stop Multi-State Drug Trafficking Operation

(Orange Park, FL) -- A multi-state drug trafficking operation is over thanks to Clay County deputies. Sheriff Michelle Cook says Jason Setzer and Alvin Mercado were arrested for using the Postal Service to get kilo amounts of meth, cocaine and fentanyl from California. Investigators say most of the drugs were sent to the county and then prepared for distribution. The men have a history of drug arrest charges. Both will remain in jail on over ten-million-dollar bonds.

Police Officer Arrested For Relationship With Underage Girl

(Palm Bay, FL)-- An arrest in Brevard County could serve as a warning about the dangers of social media. The FDLE yesterday arrested Palm Bay Police Officer Sheridon Archer for allegedly having sex with an underage girl. The FDLE says the 23-year-old met the 13-year-old last month on a social media app called MeetMe. Investigators say they had sex twice at her house when Archer was on duty. Archer is charged with felony lewd and lascivious battery. He was fired after the arrest after nine months with the department. 

Volusia County Schools To Get Metal Detectors

(DeLand, FL)-- Steps are being taken to make afterschool events safer in Volusia County. The district is buying three metal detectors for each of its ten high schools. They'll be used at dances and sporting events. The spokesman says the devices will cost the district 90-thousand dollars total, and the school board could vote on the purchases next week.

Former NFL Player Becomes HillsCo Deputy

(Tampa, FL)-- A former NFL player seems to be adjusting well to his new career in Hillsborough County. The sheriff's office this week highlighted Deputy Marcus Applefield in its 'Before the Badge' YouTube series. The 26-year-old joined the sheriff's office two years ago after playing in the NFL. He says after he retired, he decided he wanted to be something other than a football player for once, so he joined the HCSO. Applefield says his advice for any professional athlete is that there are so many ways besides sports to make a positive impact in the community.  

Massive Coors Light Spill Shuts Down FL Highway

(Brooksville, FL)-- A Florida highway is shut down after a collision flooded the roads with beer. On Wednesday morning, a semi-truck packed with Coors Light smashed into several stopped vehicles, causing a chain reaction of accidents. The semi-truck was demolished, and the Coors Light exploded all over the highway and nearby cars. Thousands of cans littered the streets and the accident backed up traffic for hours before the road was reopened. 

Taco Bell To Test Long Awaited Beyond Meat Carne Asada In Ohio

(Irvine, CA)-- Taco Bell is set to test its long awaited Beyond Meat carne asada in Ohio. The fast food chain's locations in Dayton will start selling the item next month. Early last year, Yum Brands, which owns Taco Bell, signed a deal with Beyond Meat to create exclusive menu items for its chains which also includes KFC and Pizza Hut. The Beyond Meat item will be available at the same price as its exisiting carne asada for a limited time.


2015, Brian Williams returned to TV following a six-month suspension for lying by NBC News. He was reassigned to MSNBC instead of anchoring "Nightly News." 

2004, the FCC voted to fine 20 CBS stations more than half a million-dollars for airing Janet Jackson's infamous "wardrobe malfunction" during the 2004 Super Bowl. The fine was appealed and eventually voided.

1975, Sara Jane Moore attempted to shoot President Gerald Ford outside a hotel in San Francisco. A civilian bystander saved the President by grabbing Moore's arm before she fired.

1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states free as of January 1st 1863.

1776, the British hanged revolutionary war officer Nathan Hale as a spy. Hale is reported to have said, "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country" right before he was hanged. 

1692, eight people were hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. They were the last hangings of the Salem Witch Trials.

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