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World’s first 3D-printed rocket fails to reach space in third launch attempt
Aerospace company Relativity Space is scheduled for its third launch attempt of the world's first 3D-printed rocket from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Wednesday evening.
Charges Dropped After Woman Proves Bomb Threat Was Not Her Voice
Anaya Smith's and her sister's claims of innocence have been vindicated after a year-long argument against a bomb threat charged to her at Cocoa High School.
Motorcyclist killed in Cocoa crash after striking guardrail: Florida troopers
A 25-year-old motorcyclist was killed Wednesday after Florida Highway Patrol troopers said the rider lost control of the motorcycle and struck a guardrail and a pole before rolling into the nearby woods. The unidentified rider, from Cocoa, was thrown from his 2003 Suzuki and into a nearby canal, and was...
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New Baby Klipspringer Born At Brevard Zoo
BREVARD COUNTY, Florida – Visitors to the Brevard Zoo were treated to a rare sight last Saturday when klipspringer Deborah gave birth to a female calf on the Expedition Africa habitat. The newborn was seen by some eagle-eyed guests but was soon moved to a private area to give...
‘It’s sickening’: Florida seniors saved from money-stealing scam thanks to new technology
MICCO, Fla. - Scam victims now have a new tool helping crack down on scammers and get people their money back. A recent scam happened in Micco, Florida, and started with a phone call. An elderly couple in their late 80s and early 90s was told a family member was in trouble and needed money, so they fell for this common scam – often referred to this as the "grandparents scam." The couple ended up sending what could have been their life savings to the scammer.
Historic 3D Rocket Launch Set For Wednesday Night
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Titusville residents address yards of trash left behind by homeless camps
Some people in Titusville have been dealing with some unwanted neighbors who have trashed the neighborhood.
Florida Man Claims $1 Million 500X THE CASH Scratch-Off
PALM BAY, Florida – The Florida Lottery announced that Howard Carling, 67, of Palm Bay, claimed a $1 million prize from the 500X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. The Brevard County man chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000.00. Carling...
Brevard County continues push to move legal notices online
Legal advertisements notifying Brevard County residents about upcoming meetings, zoning changes and other actions taken by the government could move online and out of print as soon as this week after a vote by the Brevard County Commission Tuesday. Earlier this month, the Commission made clear its legislative intent to move forward with the plan, citing a cost savings of managing its own website for notices over paying FLORIDA TODAY to print them. After Tuesday's public hearing on the matter, commissioners voted unanimously in favor of putting legal notices online.
1 person dead after Brevard County crash with tractor-trailer
One person died after a tractor-trailer and two vehicles collided in Brevard County. The crash happened on northbound Interstate 95 and County Road 509, according to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said a passenger in one of the vehicles died after arriving at the hospital. Officials are diverting traffic onto the Pineda Causeway as they investigate the scene. ©2023 ...
Grand Jury Indicts Brevard County Man For 1st Degree Murder
PALM BAY, Florida – A Grand Jury in Brevard County indicted 24-year-old Thomas Pastor, Jr. with the charge of First-Degree Premeditated Murder in connection to the shooting death of 48-year-old Michael Akerberg. Just before midnight on February 11, 2023, Palm Bay Police responded to a 911 call of a...
Florida Wildlife Hospital marks 50 years of aiding injured wildlife along the Space Coast
PALM SHORES, Fla. — It’s not a terribly common thing for a nonprofit to consider itself successful when the population it aids openly shuns the people who have helped them for weeks, if not months. But for Florida Wildlife Hospital, that’s exactly a job well done. What...
Foundation Academy beach volleyball, back-to-back wins
The Foundation Academy girls varsity beach volleyball team defeated both, Ocoee High School and Merritt Island Christian Academy, this week. The Lady Lions defeated Ocoee 3-2 during a district game Monday, March 20, to conquer their first district win and took the win against Merritt Island Christian 3-2 Tuesday, March 21.
Massive transient camp in Titusville causes public safety concerns
TITUSVILLE, Fla. — In Titusville, just off Hopkins Avenue, the debris and trash from a massive transient camp is so vast it could cover a football field. “With regard to transient trespassing, this is probably the largest I have experienced so far,” said Titusville Code Enforcement Officer Kenneth Hutchings.
Brevard County Sheriff's Office teams up with Uber to stop fraud scheme targeting older victims
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Fraudsters stay on the cutting edge of technology in their attempt to bilk money from consumers, but ride-share company Uber has one-upped them with brand-new technology. For the first time, working with Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, they were able to retrieve a victim’s money with...
Roaches, rodents and insects lead to 3 restaurant shutdowns
Three Central Florida restaurants were shut down due to roaches, rodents and insects in the week of March 12-18, according to data from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Osceola County Manila Grill Asian Fusion LLC. at 7868 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in Kissimmee shut down on March 14. Inspectors found 26 violations, eight of which were a high priority. ...
Third Brevard Republican files to run in crowded District 1 Commission race
Still nearly two years out from election day, the race to fill the open seats on the Brevard County Commission has quickly filled up, with North Brevard's District 1 becoming the most crowded so far. This past week saw Republican Wanda Hillard Bauer become the fifth person to file for...
Former state champion QB Luke Knight leaving Merritt Island and transferring to Wiregrass Ranch
WESLEY CHAPEL, FLORIDA- Back to the Tampa Bay Area for former state champion quarterback Luke Knight. The former Jesuit/Merritt Island signal caller is heading back to the 813 and will be transferring to Wiregrass Ranch High School, according to Knight. Big County Preps reported the transfer ...
Two Unrelated Cocoa Traffic Stops Result In Drug Seizures, Arrests
COCOA, Florida – Cocoa police say that two separate and unrelated traffic violations ended up with the arrests of two individuals and the removal of dangerous Fentanyl and other drugs from the streets. In the first case, early Sunday, Cocoa police officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction...
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