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Off Duty Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Employee Shot During Incident in Jacksonville

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office was notified Sunday morning by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office of an incident that occurred in Jacksonville concerning an employee of the BCSO who had been involved in a shooting.


Autopsy performed on Cocoa mother of 4 whose body was found in rural Osceola County

COCOA, Fla. - An autopsy was performed Monday on a 31-year-old Cocoa woman whose body was found Friday evening in rural Osceola County. Police have not said how Tashaun Jackson died, only that her death is being investigated as a homicide.


WE SHALL NEVER FORGET OUR FALLEN HEROES: Brevard County Sheriff’s Agent Kevin Stanton

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Exactly one year ago today, Agent Kevin Stanton’s life was taken when he died in the line of duty. Kevin was an incredible son, brother, a tremendous Deputy Sheriff and an amazing friend to all who knew him.


Father killed in bicycle crash the same evening missing daughter's body was found

COCOA, Fla. - Family members of a 31-year-old Cocoa woman whose body was found Friday are now dealing with another tragedy after the death of her father following a bicycle crash the same evening, News 6 partner Florida Today reported.


Second sexual assault claim surfaces in Bridges case

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. - The lawyer for a woman police said was impregnated by her caregiver told reporters Friday that a second woman with disabilities from the same group home has claimed she was sexually assaulted and been interviewed by police, News 6 partner Florida Today reported.


Cocoa detectives sift through clues as homicide investigation continues into death of mother

COCOA, Fla. - A day after family and friends held a vigil in her honor, an autopsy is expected to get underway on the remains of a 31-year-old Cocoa mother of four as detectives continue to piece together clues — including possible DNA evidence — in connection with her death, News 6 partner Florida


Homeless man carrying massive snake rattles Florida beach town

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. - Talk about a scary -- and scaly -- visitor. A rattlesnake was thrown into the back of a Florida police car Monday morning after a homeless man was spotted carrying the nearly 8-foot reptile around Jacksonville Beach.


'Faith is a big part': Deputy talks about life after fatal shooting, nine years later

BREVARD CO., Fla. - It was a pitch black night on Sept. 13, 2010, when five Brevard County deputies were dispatched to a home on Riverview Drive in Micco. According to dispatch records, an unidentified man called 911 threatening to shoot family members and also said he would then kill himself. More


Family, friends gather for vigil honoring mother found dead

COCOA, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Family and friends of a mother of four found dead gathered in Cocoa on Sunday for a vigil. The crowd prayed, sang and lit candles in honor of Tashaun Jackson, 31.


Rockledge Regional to Host Fifth Annual ‘Paint the Night Red for Heart Health’ on Thursday, Feb. 28

2019 Paint the Night Red Runs from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA – To commemorate Heart Month, Rockledge Regional Medical Center will host its fifth annual “Paint the Night Red for Heart Health” event, providing members of the community with lifesaving information and free


Weekned rewind: Family says two bikers involved in fatal I-4 crash were friends; Steven Tyler cancels on Strawberry Festival; Florida senator secures $1 million of state budget for wife's employer; and more

Here are the top five latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com you may have missed over the weekend. The two bikers involved in fatal I-4 crash were friends, victim's family says.


Florida Police Keep Rattlesnake In Back Of Patrol Car

JACKSONVILLE BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — Only in Florida. A rattlesnake ended up in the back of a police car after a homeless man, claiming to be ‘an agent of God,’ was found walking around Jacksonville Beach Monday.


Florida Inmates Use Carjacking Skills to Rescue Baby From Locked Car

A.k.a. "The Redemption of Florida Man." A couple in Florida experienced every parent's worst nightmare when they realized that they locked both their 1-year-old child as well as their keys inside their Chevrolet Tahoe, reports ABC 11. Fortunately for them, some of the inmates working on a nearby med


Florida Correctional Officer arrested on multiple charges

GRACEVILLE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A Florida correctional officer is behind bars according to the Florida Department of Corrections. They say correctional officer Holly Haessig was charged with multiple counts of unlawful compensation as a public servant, the introduction of contraband into a correction


Lessons in coping, triggered memories haunt law enforcement officers cleared of shootings

ORLANDO, Fla. - "Drop it! Shot fired!" "I'm calling from Clermont, I have an unwanted houseguest..." Reading transcripts of 911 calls or dash camera videos helps to tell the story of what it's like to respond to calls, but living through it on a daily basis is an experience unique to law enforcement


Helicopter finds body of missing Florida mom

COCOA, Fla. (WESH) - The body of a missing mother of four has been found in a remote area of Osceola County, deputies confirmed. "She didn't deserve this at all. She was the most innocent of souls. She was always willing to help. She was always just naturally bubbly," Sh'Mika Scott-Devoe said.


Vigil Tonight in Cocoa for Tashaun Jackson

COCOA, Fla. — Friends and family will hold a vigil tonight for Tashaun Jackson, a Brevard County woman whose body was found dead in Osceola County after she disappeared for nearly a week.


Cocoa Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash On Northbound I-95 Near Melbourne

crash happened around 4 p.m. BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A Cocoa man was killed in a motorcycle crash along I-95 in Melbourne on Sunday, according to Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers say the 47-year-old man was traveling northbound on I-95 around 4 p.m. when he lost control of the motorcycle and was e


JetBlue passenger gives birth to baby boy on flight from Puerto Rico to Florida

JetBlue has a surprise in store for its “youngest customer to date.” On Saturday, the airline confirmed that a passenger had given birth to a baby boy aboard Flight 1954 between Puerto Rico to Florida, and even hinted that the aircraft – which is coincidentally named “Born to Be Blue” – will soon be


Florida woman accused of bringing enough fentanyl to kill 1,300 students to high school

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — A Florida woman was arrested after police said she brought enough fentanyl to kill more than 1,000 children. According to WINK News, Ayanna Felix, 18, brought 2.7 grams of fentanyl, enough to kill 1,300 students, to Lehigh Acres Senior High School.