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Mick's Morning News- Thursday

Most-Wanted Capitol Riot Suspect Accepts Plea Deal

(Washington, DC) -- A Central Florida man once known as one of the most wanted by the FBI is accepting a plea deal in connection to the U.S. Capitol riot. Federal agents arrested Jonathan Munafo in Orlando almost two years ago. Officials say he was caught on video hitting a Capitol police officer twice in the head and breaking a window with a flagpole. He's also accused of calling dispatchers in Michigan 140 times and threatening them the day before the assault on January 6th. He was due in federal court this week, but will now appear later next month for a plea hearing.

Trump Advocates Accuse DeSantis Of Breaking Ethics Laws

(Tallahassee, FL) -- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is accused of violating a series of ethics laws. A letter was sent to the state Commission on Ethics by a political action committee dedicated to former President Donald Trump. It claims DeSantis is taking advantage of campaign contributions, despite him not announcing a presidential run in the 2024 election. Currently, the governor is touring the nation following the release of his new memoir. Under Florida law, elected officials must resign from office before running for president. It's believed a bill would be introduced this legislative session to reverse that rule, but so far none have been filed.

Brightline To Do Test Runs In Brevard County

(Titusville, FL)-- Brightline continues to take steps toward launching high-speed rail service. The company recently announced it'll conduct test runs in Brevard County. The runs will start March 28th and continue into April. They'll take place in Melbourne, Palm Shores, Rockledge and Suntree between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The goal of the runs is for the trains to reach 110 miles an hour. A test run in Orange County this month reached 135 miles an hour. 

Senate Committee Passes Bill Protecting Confederate Monuments

(Tallahassee, FL)-- An effort to stop the removal of Confederate monuments is moving forward in Tallahassee. A senate committee yesterday passed the Historical Monuments and Memorials Protection Act. SB 1096 prevents local governments from removing Confederate monuments on public land. The bill also allows those who damage or deface a monument or memorial to be sued for damages. Fort Myers Republican State Senator Jonathan Martin is the bill's sponsor. He says history, good or bad, should be available for everybody. 

Father Credits Miami-Dade Police For Saving Son's Life

(Miami, FL)-- A father and son will be forever grateful to Miami-Dade Police. Orlando Borron lost control of his car before it crashed into a canal last month near Southwest 127th Ave and 232nd Street. Borron's three-year-old son was still in his car seat as the car sank, but Officer Emmanuel Walton dove into the water, grabbed the boy and brought him to the surface. The boy was unresponsive, and that's when Officer Junior Clervil did CPR. Clervil tells Local 10 News when the baby started crying, he started crying, too, because it was the best cry he ever heard in his life. 

Brian May Knighted By King Charles

(London) -- You can now refer to Brian May as "Sir Brian May." The Queen guitarist was knighted by King Charles Tuesday at Buckingham Palace. In its announcement, the British government said May was being knighted for both "his contribution to music" and for "his ongoing charity work. "In 2005, May was honored as a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Queen drummer Roger Taylor was honored in 2020 as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.


2016, President Obama picked appellate court judge Merrick Garland to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. However, Senate Republican leaders ignored Obama's nomination. Republicans argued that the next president should make the pick after voters have their say in November's election.

1995, astronaut Norman Thagard became the first American to visit the Russian space station Mir.

1945, the Japanese Island of Iwo Jima was secured by the Allies.

1802, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point was established by an act of Congress. The school was originally intended for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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