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Suspect arrested in connection with South Brevard cocaine, heroin ring

On Sunday, 29-year-old Dakota McBryar of Indialantic was arrested on heroin trafficking charges in connection with a wiretap investigation that resulted in 17 others being arrested in May.Sheriff's Office agents in May arrested 35-year-old Laricco Smith, who they said they believe to be the ringlead

FLORIDA TODAY - 2018-08-14 18:16:00

Downtown Melbourne 11-story hotel up for critical Melbourne City Council vote tonight

MELBOURNE — Tonight, the Melbourne City Council will vote on a master redevelopment agreement outlining the final, critical details of the proposed $35 million Tapestry Collection by Hilton downtown hotel.

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

Melbourne Beach surfer has earned $100,000 at age 16

Last week, the 16-year-old Melbourne Beach native surpassed $100,000 in earnings this season, covering a seven-month span, by reaching the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing semifinals at Huntington Beach, Calif.

FLORIDA TODAY - 2018-08-13 22:45:00

Man holds people at Motel 6 at gunpoint over money in Palm Bay - Palm Bay Daily

PALM BAY, Florida – A man held people at gunpoint in a Motel 6 room after he accused them of stealing his money, according to the Palm Bay Police Department.

PALMBAYDAILY.COM - 2018-08-13 19:44:42

Rare piglet first of its kind born at Brevard Zoo

MELBOURNE, Fla.- A north Sulawesi babirusa born at Brevard Zoo on Saturday, August 4 is delighting keepers with his gentle, inquisitive demeanor.

ICFLORIDA.COM - 2018-08-14 15:01:06

Racial slur sprayed on Palm Bay candidate's campaign sign

PALM BAY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35)- Kenny Johnson and his campaign manager replaced one of his election signs Monday afternoon, along Minton Road after another had gotten defaced with a nasty racial slur there.

FOX35ORLANDO.COM - 2018-08-14 00:00:00

Children's Fall Festival & Adult Flashlight Pumpkin Hunt & A Halloween Family Fun Festival - Palm Bay Daily

MELBOURNE, Florida – TheChildren’s Fall Festivalwill be Saturday, October 20th, 2018, from 11 AM – 2 PM, at the Lipscomb Community Center, located at 3316 Monroe Street in Melbourne.

PALMBAYDAILY.COM - 2018-08-14 12:09:05

A Fireball and a Wall of Sound: What NASA's Epic Solar Probe Launch Felt Like

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — It was a pretty good morning to be looking up.Mars hung low over my shoulder, close and bright and fiery, as I stood on a causeway across the Banana River Sunday (Aug. 12) here at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. A slight breeze kept the mosquitoes away, andPerseid meteors po

SPACE.COM - 2018-08-14 12:17:00

Woman throws chair, bites police at Chick-fil-A in West Melbourne - Palm Bay Daily

WEST MELBOURNE, Florida – An 18-year-old woman caused a disturbance at the West Melbourne Chick-fil-A after being asked to leave the restaurant, according to the West Melbourne Police Department.

PALMBAYDAILY.COM - 2018-08-13 17:59:52

Health pro: Surgeon combines science with love of people

Dr. Mark Pessa does Trauma, Acute and Elective Surgery, and is an Electronic Intensive Care Unit (eICU) intensivist for Health First.

FLORIDA TODAY - 2018-08-14 12:12:00

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

FLORIDA TODAY - 2018-08-13 14:38:00

Weather alert for southern Brevard

At 4:28 p.m., Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Palm Bay, moving north at 20 mph. Wind gusts of 50 to 55 mph will be possible with this storm.


Rallygoers march in Melbourne for end to gun violence, solutions

“This is all over America. We’ve got to stand up for our communities,” said Corey Williams, one of several community activists who spoke at a "Stop the Violence” vigil Sunday in south Melbourne. “Let’s reach out to our youth, let’s stop with the RIPs and have more CEOs.”


Barefoot Bay man refuses to let paramedics treat woman - Sebastian Daily

MICCO, Florida – A 41-year-old Barefoot Bay man was arrested after he wouldn’t allow paramedics in his home to treat a woman laying on the floor, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.


Misspelled racial slur painted on Palm Bay City Council candidate's campaign yard sign

Councilman Brian Anderson spotted the defaced sign while driving past about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, called Johnson, and showed him the racist graffiti during a Facebook video call.


Suntree/Viera getting the area's first Metro Diner

Brevard County's first Metro Diner, a Jacksonville-headquartered franchise, will open this fall in the under-construction Shoppes at Baytree retail plaza.

FLORIDA TODAY - 2018-08-13 14:05:00

Trump Club of Brevard Endorses Bryan Lober for Brevard County Commission District 2

WATCH:Bryan Lober, Brevard County Commission Republican District 2 Candidate, discusses his campaign and priorities.“Bryan Lober will bring a fresh set of eyes and an inquisitive mind to the county,” said Brevard County Clerk of the Court Scott Ellis. “Bryan is beholden to no political or financial


Musician Kenny G Coming to the King Center in Melbourne Dec. 16, Tickets on Sale Friday August 17

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Kenny G will play the King Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.


Man faces possible life sentence after Palm Bay home invasion

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


Thundering toward light: NASA's Parker Solar Probe begins journey to Sun

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s long-awaited Parker Solar Probe launched thunderously into the night sky atop aUnited Launch AllianceDelta IV Heavy rocket in the early morning hours of Aug. 12. Its goal? To unlock the secrets of Earth’s parent star.