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Man charged after grandma dies; bed filled with maggots

MELBOURNE, Fla. – A Florida man has been charged after his 87-year-old grandmother died and authorities say her bed was filled with live maggots. Brevard County Sheriff's deputies say Allen Arias brought an unresponsive Anita Arias to the hospital last month. The woman was covered in bed sores and s


Reclaimed Water Outages Expected for Viera and Parts of North Melbourne

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – This week, through the next 3 to 4 weeks, residents living north of Pineda Causeway in Melbourne and in Viera who are supplied with reclaimed water from Brevard County, should expect outages to their reclaimed water service.


Much Loved Melbourne Art Festival to Celebrate 35th Year April 27 – 28 at Wickham Park

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The 35th Annual Melbourne Art Festival will be held among the trees and ponds at beautiful Wickham Park in Melbourne, Florida, April 27 and 28.


Florida governor suspends mayor over allegations of attempted murder

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has suspended the mayor of Port Richey, Fla., after he was arrested Friday on charges of practicing medicine without a license in addition to charges of attempted homicide for allegedly shooting at officers who came to arrest him.


Find Out What’s in Store for Orlando Melbourne International Airport at Workshop Set Feb. 27

overview of industry will be presented, questions will be encouraged from audience. Set For March 27 at 6 p.m. at Melbourne Hilton Rialto. BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – We want JetBlue! We want Allegiant!


Part One Tribe Band Joins March 9 Lineup of Space Coast Seafood & Music Festival in Viera

will perform before the legendary charlie daniels band and travis tritt. ABOVE VIDEO: Part One Tribe will perform on the Seafood Court Stage during the Space Coast Seafood & Music Festival on Saturday, March 9 at 3:30 p.m. at Space Coast Daily Park in Viera, Florida.


UPDATE: Lakeland flight instructor dies after aircraft crashes into Winter Haven home, deputies say

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - A flight instructor has died after a plane crashed into a home in Winter Haven on Saturday, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Lakeland flight instructor James Wagner, 64, was identified by deputies as the victim who died in the crash.


Two Brevard County Teens Seriously Injured In Rollover Crash On US-1

crash happened around 11:55 a.m. BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Two Brevard County teens were seriously injured in a single car crash on Thursday, according to Florida Highway Patrol.


Florida cop disciplined after suspects caught on camera fondling each other on trip to jail

A Florida police department has disciplined an officer for allowing two shoplifting suspects he was transporting to jail cuddle, kiss and perform sex acts on each other, according to a report.


Melbourne man accused of manslaughter after death of elderly grandmother, police say

MELBOURNE, Fla. - A Melbourne man is accused of neglecting to care for his elderly grandmother, which led to her death, according to police. Officers said Allen Arias, 41, brought his grandmother, Anita Arias, 87, to a hospital last month and staff members noticed the woman was in “extremely poor he


Who was Logan Spencer in Sebastian, Florida?

SEBASTIAN – When we found out on Friday that the body of Sebastian River High School student Logan Spencer was found in Fellsmere, we couldn’t believe it. Spencer had been missing since Monday, and we thought for sure he would turn up safe. We had just posted the Missing Child poster on Thursday aft


Deputies release video of triple fentanyl overdose in Florida parking lot

(WESH) A new video from deputies in Seminole, County Florida paints a picture of the overdose epidemic in the state. The video shows three people suffering from symptoms of drug overdose at the same gas station.


Road Closures Scheduled To Accomodate Roadway Widening Project in Palm Bay

will provide better drainage, enhanced utility service. BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – The City of Palm Bay’s Culver Drive roadway widening project is progressing, with crews working to install new stormwater and utility infrastructure at the site before beginning work on the new road surface.


Florida billionaire among men sought on charges of soliciting prostitution

VERO BEACH, Fla. — A billionaire is among the more than 100 men being sought on charges of soliciting prostitution in a major Florida operation targeting human trafficking. Florida Today reports John Childs, 77, is the subject of a warrant. He has not been arrested yet.


Brevard County Area Lifeguards Caution Beach-Goers to Be Aware of Rip Currents

onshore winds, larger swells, aggressive tidal range creating perfect conditions for rip currents. BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – The Cocoa Beach Fire Department and Brevard County Lifeguards have seen a rapid increase in calls for service due to rip currents this week, having made multiple


Sebastian and Vero Beach arrests in prostitution sting; Logan Spencer death

It’s been a crazy week in Sebastian and Vero Beach as more warrants were issued in the recent prostitution sting. We then learned that was an arrest warrant issued for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft as one of the clients who paid for sex at the massage parlors in Jupiter.


Public is Invited To Participate in Orlando Melbourne International Airport Workshop to Discuss Air Service

Set For March 27 at 6 p.m. at Melbourne Hilton Rialto. BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – New York? New York!. When will our hometown airport have nonstop flights to New York? Why does it seem that tickets are more expensive from here?


NEW: Motorcyclist killed, passenger injured in West Palm wreck on Florida's Turnpike

WELLINGTON — A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger critically injured in a wreck early Saturday on Florida's Turnpike. Florida Highway Patrol authorities say Matias Rasuk, 25, lost control of his 2010 Kawasaki ZX100 while heading south shortly after 12:30 a.m. near mile marker 94, west of Okee


Florida man's death was blamed on alligators at first, but his mom's determination led to the truth

It was a few days before Christmas 2000. A pre-dawn duck hunting trip was Mike Williams' time alone before a busy anniversary weekend with his wife, Denise. As he had done so many times before, Mike got up around 3 a.m. and left his home in Tallahassee, Florida, for Lake Seminole about an hour away.


Dozens Arrested in Massive Sex Trafficking Busts in Florida

A massive sex trafficking bust spanning multiple Florida cities resulted in nearly 50 arrests and 175 warrants being issued, authorities said. Officials with the Indian River County Sheriff's Office said 171 arrest warrants were issued this week, and at least 45 suspects were arrested as part of the