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Mysterious sailboat runs aground near Melbourne Beach

MELBOURNE BEACH - The 45-foot sailboat "Cuki" at Spessard Holland South Beach Park is drawing spectators - and sparking speculation about the vessel's puzzling saga at sea. Was she driven out into the ocean by Hurricane Irma? Were any people on board? And what happened to the mannequin passengers? "

TCPALM - 2017-09-21 00:52:53

'Ghost ship' may take 2 months to remove from Melbourne Beach

It could take anywhere from two weeks to two months to move the mysterious "ghost ship" sailboat off the sand at Spessard Holland South Beach Park, said Don Walker, Brevard County spokesman. The unoccupied 45-foot beached sailboat, Cuki, was reported Tuesday morning. The vessel is registered to a Ke

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-21 19:34:00

Photos: Arrest mugshots for 9-20-17

Maria Roberts, 55, of Cape Canaveral, charges: Vop felony. Brevard County Sheriff's Office - 0920, Brevard County Sheriff Rebecca Ragorese, 19, of Palm Bay, charges: Failure to appear misdemeanor. Brevard County Sheriff's Office - 0920, Brevard County Sheriff Heather Fisher, 28, of Grant, charges:

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

What you can expect locally from Hurricane Maria

Expect another not-so-good weekend for spending time on the beach, as Hurricane Maria passes far to the east and kicks up some wild, angry waves. Winds are expected to remain slight, peaking at 15 mph Saturday and Sunday, according to meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Melbourne. Th

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-20 17:15:33

High school sports results from Thursday, Sept. 21

HIGH SCHOOLS BOYS BOWLING Satellite 5, West Shore 2 (From Wednesday) West Shore (646) - Duncan Schwartz 183, Austin Greene 135, Jimmy Wood 133, Jonathan Crosby 101, Chris Hinshaw 94. Satellite (702) - Jayson Holmes 171, Justin Holmes 150, Nate Simone 149, Zack Barhold 119, Jacob Trejo 113. Record:

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-22 03:42:46

The dreadful consequences of cyberbullying

Bullying has been a problem for as long as there have been children in school. In the real world, it still happens with unfortunate frequency. The effects of bullying can be immediate in terms of changed social behavior and poor academic performance. The effects can also be long-term, profoundly aff

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-21 13:32:25

Photos: Arrest mugshots for 9-19-17

Wilbur Britt, 30, of Titusville, charges: Failure to appear misdemeanor; vop felony; resist officer without violence. Brevard County Sheriff's Office - 0919, Brevard County Sheriff Ashley Williams, 29, of Cocoa, charges: 2 counts of bond exoneration/revocation misdemeanor. Brevard County Sheriff's

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Another winning Fantasy 5 ticket sold in Brevard County

We compared lottery figures over the past three years to bring you this fun ranking of counties. It's not scientific, but we compared the amount of money spent on tickets versus winnings to come up with our ranking. Video by Jessica Saggio Wochit Winning lottery tickets keep coming to Brevard Count

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-20 09:29:15

Brevard animal hospital still without power

The St. Francis of Assisi Animal Hospital in Melbourne Beach was still waiting for power Wednesday morning. The hospital lost all if its refrigerated medical supplies and hasn't been open since the hurricane. Video by Malcolm Denemark MELBOURNE BEACH - It's been 10 days since St. Francis of Assisi

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-20 21:07:27

Palm Bay Man Gets Naked In Woman's Home

PALM BAY, Florida - A 28-year-old man was arrested after he stripped naked inside a woman's Palm Bay home, according to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office. The victim said the suspect, identified as Quinton Jermaine Douglas, approached her while she was doing work in around her home in Palm Bay. Do

SEBASTIANDAILY.COM - 2017-09-19 16:22:23

One injured in early morning Palm Bay crash

One person was transported to a local hospital after a crash in Palm Bay Wednesday morning. Palm Bay police said the crash occurred at the intersection of Jupiter Boulevard and Lynbrook Street just before 8 a.m. Police spokesman Lt. Mike Bandish said the driver of the white car has been taken to

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-20 13:33:35

Brevard commissioners OK $8.4 million in post-hurricane beach restoration

Brevard County commissioners on Tuesday approved $8.4 million worth of projects to restore two stretches of county beaches and dunes. Those areas were damaged by the winds and waves associated with Hurricane Irma a week ago and by Hurricane Matthew last October. Most of the money to pay for the proj

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-19 20:55:06

Movies: 'Kingsman' sequel, Jackie Chan in Lego 'Ninjago' movie

"Friend Request" (R): A popular college student graciously accepts a social outcast's online friend request, but soon finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends. Theaters: AMC Avenue 16, Cinemaworld 16, Majestic 11 Vero Beach, AMC West Melb

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-20 18:49:30

Food & Fun: Space Coast Happenings

The Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Food & Wine Classic, now in its eighth year, gives the Epcot Food and Wine Festival a run for its money, and you don't have to purchase a theme park ticket to enjoy it. Held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28, the Food & Wine Classic is a

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-20 15:37:37

Palm Bay keeps dock length rule in lagoon

PALM BAY - City Council balked Tuesday at scrapping a 15-year-old code that limits docks along the city's stretch of the Indian River Lagoon to 250 feet in length. The Council withdrew a proposal to do away with the 250-foot limit for lagoon docks, after City Attorney Andrew Lannon said he had spoke

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-20 01:48:49

BDB: Toys 'R' Broke, another retailer struggles. SpaceX dives into the Internet business and a robbery in Palm Bay

SpaceX is looking to get into the Internet business. And the crowd went willllldddddd. SpaceX applied for two trademarks for what could become its own satellite Internet communications company. Uh-oh, Spectrum and AT&T, do I spy some competition in your future? Trademark paperwork shows that the new

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-20 12:21:18

Brevard Schools re-pitch busing, vocational funding requests to state lawmakers

The Brevard County school district's ask of state lawmakers is more or less the same as its requests last session: more money for busing and vocational programs. At a meeting with Brevard delegates from the Florida House and Senate on Wednesday, Superintendent Desmond Blackburn and his staff presen

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-20 22:29:41

Floodwaters not receding in Merritt Island neighborhood, residents say

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. - Residents in a Merritt Island neighborhood are still waiting for Hurricane Irma's flood waters to subside. They said ditches overflowed into their yards along East Hall Road and more than a week after the storm, they're still full. Hurricane Irma: Officials question Duke Energ

WFTV - 2017-09-19 20:35:45

Cocoa police investigate shooting at store after beer theft

Today on the News in 90 Seconds, we're looking at the possible affects of Hurricane Maria on the Space Coast, a car ablaze on Merritt Island and another Brevard winner. Video by Luann Manderville and Rob Landers. Posted Sept. 20, 2017 The owner of a convenience store fired his gun during a confron

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-20 21:08:46

Irma wallops Cocoa Beach City Hall, police station

COCOA BEACH - Watching Hurricane Irma's squalls from Fire Station 51's second-story balcony, Cocoa Beach Mayor Ben Malik saw a violent gust wallop the police station next door. "All of a sudden, the wind: It was like a freight train. It could have been a mini-tornado, but the wind started going side

FLORIDA TODAY - 2017-09-20 15:36:49