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FIND ‘EM FRIDAY: Melbourne Police Seek Suspected Drug Dealer, Burglary Suspects

FIND ‘EM FRIDAY: The Melbourne Police Department is seeking Rashad Mohamed Sharp, 27, for the sale of and possession with intent to sell of cocaine. Terry is 5-feet-5 inches tall and known to frequent the South Melbourne area.


Brevard County man used device to film teenage girl showering, deputies say

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - A man was arrested after officials with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office said he used a device to film a teenage girl who was house sitting. According to an arrest report, two high school-aged girls were house-sitting for Jonathan Moist in May 2018. When they came back to h


Florida middle school girls arrested after teacher discovered their plans to kill nine people, police say

Two female students at a Florida middle school were arrested this week after a teacher discovered their plans to kill at least nine people, police say. The teacher reportedly became suspicious when she noticed the two 14-year-old girls acting "hysterical" while looking for a folder at Avon Park Midd


Hurricane Michael Upgraded to Rare Category 5 Months After It Ravaged Florida Panhandle

(MIAMI) — Hurricane Michael, which devastated a swath of the Florida Panhandle last fall, has been upgraded to a Category 5 storm, only the fourth to make recorded landfall in the United States and the first since 1992.


Florida Department of Health Urges Brevard County Residents and Visitors to Get Vaccinated Against Measles

measles was thought to be eradicated in the United States in 2000. BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – With the increase in measles cases across the US, the Florida Department of Health in Brevard County (DOH-Brevard) is urging Floridians and visitors who have not been immunized to get vaccinated.


Man accused of injuring police dog after chase in through Brevard County

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A long motorcycle chase and a losing battle with a police dog has a Melbourne man facing several charges, including injuring the dog. Melbourne police had a hard time keeping up with the driver, Philip Spurlock, who they said was wanted for firing shots into a home.


Storms in South kill girl in North Florida, bring tornado threat

ATLANTA (AP) — A strong storm system barreling through the South on Friday killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia.


Huge hog caught in Melbourne as population continues to expand

MELBOURNE, Fla. — A wildlife trapper caught a huge hog Friday near Sarno Road in Melbourne. Trapper James Dean estimates the hog is around 5 feet long and weighs between 300 to 400 pounds.


Forestry Service: Friday's storms could spark another brush fire in Brevard County

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - Parts of a horse stable fire continued to smoke and burn Thursday after a massive brush fire scorched more than 300 acres near Port St. John, according to Brevard County Fire Rescue.


Brevard Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officers Bust Perps For Illegal Fishing, BUI

man arrested for boating under the influence with passenger under 18 years of age on board. EDITOR’S NOTE: The following report highlights some cases the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission handled in Brevard County over the past week but does not include all actions taken by the Divis


Florida deputy reassigned after video shows him punching teen in the head

A Florida deputy was reassigned Friday after cellphone video showed him punching a teenage boy in the head during an arrest. Broward County Sheriff's deputies were called to a Tamarac shopping plaza about a large group of students who were fighting, according to an arrest report from Thursday. After


Half-Naked Florida Man Tries to Steal Ford Fiesta, Gets Bat to the Face From Feisty Grandma

A Florida man was charged with two counts of burglary and drug possession after being taken into custody on Sunday morning in Gainesville, Florida. The suspect was accused of breaking into a 65-year-old woman's Ford Fiesta, who promptly sneaked up on him and hit him in the head and face with a baseb


8-year-old Florida girl dies after tree falls through house during Friday's storms

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - The Leon County Sheriff's Office reports that an 8-year-old girl has died after a tree fell through a house during Friday's storms. It reportedly happened just after 8 a.m. on Old Woodville Highway.


Severe weather heading towards Sebastian

SEBASTIAN – We don’t think there’s any escape from today’s severe weather activity. A cold front is moving into Sebastian and bringing a lot of bad weather with it. There is a Wind Advisory for Sebastian until 8:00 p.m. this evening. According to the advisory, sustained winds of 25 mph or higher are


Florida man charged with threatening to kill three Democratic lawmakers

A Florida man was charged Friday with threatening to kill three Democratic members of Congress, federal prosecutors said. John Kless, 49, called the Washington offices of Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Reps. Eric Swalwell of California and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan on Tuesday and left a series o


Man arrested in Tennessee in fatal shooting outside downtown Orlando nightclub

ORLANDO, Fla. - A man was arrested Thursday evening in Tennessee in connection with a January fatal shooting outside a downtown Orlando nightclub, the United States Marshals Service said.


Florida man pleads guilty to robbing 9 banks in 2 states

TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida man who was arrested in Lakeland pleaded guilty to nine bank robberies across Florida and Alabama. The U.S. Attorney's Office said Myron William Ernst, 61, of Orlando faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced.


NWS: Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect

UPDATE (04-19-19): All Volusia County Beach Safety lifeguard towers are closed. Volusia County, FL – A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Volusia County that lasts until 10 p.m.


NWS: Line of Strong to Severe Storms Expected Across Space Coast On Friday

BREVARD COUNTY • NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – A line of strong to severe storms will move across much of east central Florida on Friday during the afternoon and evening.


Magic Lose Game 3 Against Raptors in 1st Orlando Home Playoff Game Since '12

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Magic took the court for their first home playoff game since 2012, but ultimately they fell short against the Toronto Raptors, losing the game 98-93. NBA Eastern Conference 1st round playoffs: Toronto at Orlando.