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Body of missing Cocoa mother of 4 found in rural Osceola County, police say

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - The body of a 31-year-old missing mother of four was found Friday evening, the Cocoa Police Department said. Investigators said they are at a remote area in Osceola County, where they found the body of Tashaun Jackson.


Family Mourns Death of Cocoa Mom, Suffers More Tragedy

COCOA, Fla. — The family of a missing Cocoa woman, whose body was found in Osceola County, Friday, says they're trying to wrap their heads around what happened. Family suspects disappearance may be connected to case.


Pedestrian Seriously Injured In Incident With Vehicle Friday Evening in West Cocoa

incident happened in the 4000 block of West King Street. BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Fire Rescue responded to a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on Friday evening.


Florida man gets $980,000 tax refund, feds say he shouldn't have

Tampa,Fla (WFLA) - A Florida man received a huge IRS refund by falsely claiming he paid $1 million in taxes, authorities said Friday. According to NBC News, the IRS has recouped much of the $980,000 refund from Tampa resident Ramon Blanchett, who prosecutors said lied on his 2016 tax return.


TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash shuts down westbound SR 528 in Brevard County

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - A multi-vehicle accident has westbound State Road 528 in Brevard County on Friday afternoon. The crash occurred in the westbound lanes of SR 528 near Highway 401, near Port Canaveral.


Four-Time Convicted Felon Busted With Cocaine and Ecstasy After Routine Traffic Stop In Cocoa

Randale Parks, 31, arrested after police find 38 grams of cocaine in his car. BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Cocoa Police arrested a four-time convicted felon on Wednesday after routine traffic stop resulted in police finding around 38 grams of cocaine and two grams of ecstasy.


Brevard County couple accused of starving infant son

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - A man and woman are facing child neglect charges after Titusville police say they starved their infant son. Police arrested Robert Buskey and Julia French earlier this week.


Enough fentanyl to kill more than 1,000 found in Florida high school

(WBBH) - Enough fentanyl to kill more than 1,000 people, along with cocaine and marijuana, were found in a student's book bag at Florida's Lehigh Senior High School on Tuesday.


Florida motorcyclist dies after falling 100 feet off interstate in hit-and-run

TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida man was killed Friday when the motorcycle he was driving on an interstate highway clipped a motorcycle in front of him, sending him over a concrete barrier and 100 feet to his death, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.


‘Gross Abuse Of Power,’ Florida Lawmakers Weigh In On Trump’s National Emergency

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida lawmakers have come out in support of, and against, President Donald Trump’s declaration a national emergency to secure funding for a border wall along party lines.


Brevard Schools With Unsatisfactory Food Health Inspections

BREVARD COUNTY, Florida – Below is a list of Brevard County Public Schools, charter schools, and private school that received an “unsatisfactory” rating during a food health inspection by the Florida Department of Health within the last year.


Road Construction Underway In Port Canaveral To Improve Traffic Flow and Safety

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Work is underway at Port Canaveral for wider roads, improved traffic signals and a new “wayfinding” system around the Port to accommodate increased vehicle traffic generated by the Port’s operations growth.


Report: Board suspends CEO of Rockledge facility where woman was impregnated

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. - Bridges has announced the immediate suspension of president and CEO David Cooke, following allegations that a former employee fathered a child with a woman with developmental disabilities under his care at one of the organization's group homes, according to News 6 partner Florida T


BREVARD HISTORY: Brevard Hotel Among Most Popular Retreats For Seven Decades

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – For seven decades, Brevard Hotel in Cocoa was among the most popular retreats for locals and tourists, alike. Located on a four-acre estate overlooking the beautiful Indian River Lagoon, Brevard Hotel’s 18,000 square foot estate offered 53 rooms for rest and relaxat


CEO ousted amid probe into disabled woman’s pregnancy

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. — A Florida facility for people with disabilities has suspended its CEO amid an investigation into a resident's pregnancy. A caregiver at the Rockledge facility has been accused of impregnating the woman, who gave birth in 2015.


'I was brought up in the old school': Man allowed underage girl to drive to store for beer, snacks

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. - One man was arrested after police in Florida said he allowed an underage girl to take the wheel during a trip to the store, according to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office.


Brevard County man blames broken water pipe at mother's home on 'Meter Madness' competition

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - A Titusville man is blaming a broken water main at his elderly mother’s home on a competition among utility workers known as “Meter Madness.” The competition encourages workers to see how many meters they can install over a period of several days.


South Florida cop accused of selling police-issued weapons, laser sights to pawn shop

A South Florida officer has been arrested after department brass accused him of selling two police-issued weapons and other police equipment to a pawn shop. Hallandale Beach cop Yan Kleyman, 33, was arrested Friday on a charge of dealing stolen property, according to reports.


Police say vegan parents almost killed their baby from malnourishment with fanatical diet

Titusville, Florida, police say they were horrified to discover that a baby had been malnourished by his vegan parents almost to the point of starving to death. 20-year-old Julia French and 31-year-old Robert Buskey have been arrested and charged with neglect with great harm, but they may have furth


El Niño is here, what it means to Florida

El Niño spent the fall and early winter flirting with the Earth, warming up the equatorial Pacific but not making the connection with the atmosphere above. The coupling, however, is now complete, and the Climate Prediction Center declared Thursday that the global pattern often responsible for wetter