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Man arrested in Cocoa home invasion that killed a young father, police say

When authorities arrived, they found Howard and Rahkwon Oquendo, one of the suspected intruders shot by Howard in self-defense, dead.

WESH - 2018-08-15 22:00:00

82-year-old man fights back in robbery at bank ATM, Cocoa police say

Authorities say Avander Rice, 51, went to a Chase Bank ATM on Monday to withdraw $100, but when he was declined he decided to rob a fellow bank customer.

WESH - 2018-08-15 20:48:00

Cocoa man charged with robbing ATM customer

Crime dropped more than 4 percent in Brevard County in 2017, with northern and central cities experiencing sizable drops, according to statistics released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. GINNY BEAGAN/FLORIDA TODAYWochit

FLORIDA TODAY - 2018-08-14 22:19:00

Hundreds of patient records found dumped at Cocoa landfill

"Somebody had dumped some medical records out here unbeknownst to me Saturday," Howell said. "So today, we came out here and looked to see if there was any lingering papers or anything that might have floated away. We have found a few and gathered it up in garbage bags."


Melbourne police seek suspect behind stolen Boy Scout trailer

Melbourne police are searching for an unidentified person of interest in connection with a Boy Scout trailer that was stolen last week.The white trailer emblazoned with "Boy Scouts of America Troop #285" was reported stolen Aug. 8, according to Melbourne Police Department.Later that afternoon, an un

FLORIDA TODAY - 2018-08-15 14:06:00

EVENT SPOTLIGHT: Public Invited to Celebrate Merritt Island’s First Stand-Alone Chick-fil-A, Opens Aug. 23

Merritt Island’s first stand-alone Chick-fil-A restaurant will open Aug. 23, bringing its handcrafted food and award-winning customer service, commitment to community engagement and hands-on mentoring for 120 Team Members. (Chick-fil-A image)

SPACECOASTDAILY.COM - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

Spacewalkers fling satellites, install bird trackers - The Garden Island

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spacewalking cosmonauts flung tiny satellites into orbit Wednesday and set up an antenna for tracking birds on Earth.Russian Sergey Prokopyev released four research satellites by hand. The first mini satellite tumbled away as the International Space Station soared 250 miles ab

THEGARDENISLAND.COM - 2018-08-15 21:32:00

Cell phone left behind at Titusville home invasion leads to arrests

Crime dropped more than 4 percent in Brevard County in 2017, with northern and central cities experiencing sizable drops, according to statistics released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. GINNY BEAGAN/FLORIDA TODAYWochit

FLORIDA TODAY - 2018-08-14 21:40:00

Malabar Man Claims $1 Million Prize In Florida Scratch-Off Game, Winning Ticket Sold In Palm Bay

The Florida Lottery announced that Joseph Kelly, 66, of Malabar, claimed a $1 million prize in the FLORIDA 100X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.

SPACECOASTDAILY.COM - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

Alligator hunting season begins in Florida

The FWC’s Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program is another. People who believe a specific alligator poses a threat to people, pets or property should call FWC’s toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR. When someone concerned about an alligator calls the Nuisance Alligator Hotline, the F

CLICK ORLANDO - 2018-08-15 14:54:03

Spacewalkers install bird trackers, send satellites flying - Breitbart

Russian Sergey Prokopyev used his gloved right hand to fling four research satellites into space. The first mini satellite safely tumbled away as the space station soared 250 miles above Illinois. By the time the fourth one was on its way 14 minutes later, the station was almost to Spain. Two were t

BREITBART - 2018-08-16 01:17:47

Spacewalkers install bird trackers_ send satellites flying

Report rights infringementCAPECANAVERAL,Fla.(AP) —Spacewalkingcosmonauts set up an antenna for tracking birds onEarthand sent a series of tiny satellites flying from theInternational Space Stationon Wednesday.RussianSergey Prokopyevused his gloved right hand to fling four research satellites into sp

RADIO EGYPT - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

All aboard for neat displays and cool buys at summer train expo

Whenever The Villages Model Train Club’s train show and sale pulls up to the station, members read through their wish lists to figure out what pieces they are missing.“It’s like going shopping with your wife,” club member Sam Mathis joked. “There’s always something you need.”When Rich Hill, of the V

VILLAGES DAILY SUN - 2018-08-15 10:00:00

Cocoa police search for snatch and grab robber

Police said a man reported that he was carrying cash when an unidentified person ran up, snatched the money and ran to a green or silver sport utility vehicle. The vehicle was last seen heading toward Merritt Island. No arrests were made.Contact Gallop at 321-242-3642, jdgallop@floridatoday.com and


A fireball and a wall of sound: What NASA's epic Solar Probe launch felt like

The Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying NASA's Parker Solar Probe carves a fiery trail into the predawn sky in this long-exposure photograph taken on Aug. 12, 2018. (Bill Ingalls/NASA)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — It was a pretty good morning to be looking up.

FOX NEWS - 2018-08-15 15:10:29

Merritt Island doctor says billing records mistakenly dumped by third party

They have since been removed,” said Dr. Leon A. Cohen, a family practice physician whose office has been in Merritt Island for 31 years. Cohen, adding he was ‘not happy,’ when he saw the social media post on Facebook and went to the Brevard County dump to investigate. It was not immediately known if


Cocoa officials discuss allowing taller buildings, including new high-rise hotel

Though he insists the code modification wasn't drawn up specifically for him, developer Jack Brown of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, just outside Cleveland,said the change would allow him to go through with his plans for a $15 million hotel project that would go no higher than 80 feet.

FLORIDA TODAY - 2018-08-14 18:37:00

Restaurants in Cocoa and Melbourne that have opened in 2018

Restaurants that have opened in 2018. If we missed one, let us know. Contact lmanderville@floridatoday.comMe-N-Tino's in MelbourneThe Cozy Restaurant in SuntreeSnug Pub in CocoaVon Stephan Village German Bier Garden in CocoaMarco's Pizza in Suntree coming soonMetro Diner in Suntree coming soonMander


Cocoa Beach expands probe for cancer-linked chemicals

Workers grabbed more samples Tuesday of sewage, well and reclaimed waterin Cocoa Beach, in yet another round of tests for chemicals linked to local cancer cluster fears, to find out where the highest levels of the compounds originate.

FLORIDA TODAY - 2018-08-14 20:31:00

Scientists Over the Moon for NASA's Solar Probe Launch to the Sun - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Speechless is not a word typically used to describe Nicky Fox, mission scientist for the Parker Solar Probe at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. But that was her reaction in the wee hours today (Aug. 12) as she watched NASA's Parker Solar Probe launch on an unprecedented