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Palm Bay Ford Recognizes University Park Kindergarten Teacher Tracey Stewart With New Car

'Teachers continue to be an inspiration for others far beyond the days in the classroom'. BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – When Ana Diaz, principal of University Park learned that kindergarten teacher Tracey Stewart rode her bike to school each day, she set out to learn the reason why.


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.


Florida man got $980k tax refund, but he shouldn't have, feds say

A Florida man received a huge IRS refund by falsely claiming he paid $1 million in taxes, authorities said Friday. The IRS has recouped much of the $980,000 refund from Tampa resident Ramon Christopher Blanchett, who federal prosecutors said told a seven-digit lie on his 2016 income tax returns.


Melbourne Main Street to Host Botanical Festival in Historic Downtown Melbourne March 2

to be held in 1900 Building lot in Downtown Melbourne. BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Third Annual Downtown Melbourne Botanical Fest will be held Saturday, March 2, in the 1900 Building lot in Historic Downtown Melbourne.


Police Seek Suspect Who Demanded Dough From Papa John’s In Melbourne

Have a tip? call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477) BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne Police are asking for the community’s help in identifying and locating a suspect who demanded money from a Papa John’s worker Tuesday evening.


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.


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.


Body of missing Brevard mom of 4 found in Osceola County

COCOA, Fla. (FOX 35 Orlando) - The body of a missing Brevard County mother has been located in Osceola County, authorities say. Detectives and crime scene technicians were at a remote area near Nova Road and Deer Park Rd.,


2 Dead, 2 Wounded From Shooting at Florida Basketball Court

Authorities says two people were killed and two others were wounded from a gun fight at an outdoor basketball court in Florida. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office tweeted Friday that multiple people started shooting at each other Thursday night at a basketball court in a city park.


Large 'fireball' over Central Florida was meteor

MELBOURNE, Fla. - That mysterious flashing light? Turns out, it was a meteor, News 6 partner Florida Today reported. The meteor that streaked across the skies of Central Florida on Tuesday was a "large fireball" that likely exploded over the Atlantic Ocean with the energy of a tenth of a kiloton — o


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


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.


No foul play suspected in death of missing Melbourne man found in Indian River

MELBOURNE, Fla. - A Melbourne man who was found dead in the Indian River Lagoon after being reported missing drowned and no foul play is suspected in his death, according to police.


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.


FHP Finds Drug Dealer Passed Out From Injecting Heroin

PALM BAY – A Florida Highway Patrol State Trooper was patrolling southbound on interstate 95/ State Road 9 approaching the 179 marker when he observed a white Mercedes SUV running with headlights and taillights illuminating.


Police Take Down Palm Bay Cocaine Dealer

MELBOURNE – The Melbourne Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit took down a cocaine dealer from Palm Bay after conducting an operation targeting drug sales at the Monkey Bar in Melbourne, FL.


Early Autopsy Report Shows Matthew Robineau Died From Drowning: Melbourne Police

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The preliminary results of Matthew Robineau’s autopsy report show that the 21-year-old died from drowning, according to the Brevard County Medical Examiner’s office.


Hickey on girl's neck leads to arrest of South Florida man

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - A man accused of inappropriately touching a teenage girl at a South Florida park last summer, giving her a hickey, was arrested on Valentine's Day. Terrence Wilkins, 28, faces a charge of lewd or lascivious battery on a 13-year-old girl.


Camping in Florida: 8 of the best camp sites in South Florida and beyond

Temperatures in Florida are comfortable for camping right now, and you don’t want to be left out without a camping site this winter. Most sites are already booked on the weekends, but if your boss is cool with you taking a few days off, there should be plenty of availability in the middle of the wee


Peanut Butter Jar Poses Predicament for Peckish Trash Panda

PALM BAY, Fla. — One furry bandit with a penchant for peanut butter is lucky to be alive after a rescue nearly three stories up. Raccoon spotted 25 feet up power pole with jar on its head.