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Merritt Island man charged with manslaughter after shooting death of wife
19 Sep 2017 at 12:37pm
Arrest reports state that Roger Petrocelli had been seen "discharging firearms" into the air at a party.         

Maria, Jose and Orbital ATK: NI90
19 Sep 2017 at 12:15pm
Today on the News in 90 Seconds, we're looking at two hurricanes one bearing down on Puerto Rico, the other is spinning loops in the Atlantic. And Northrop Grumman makes a bid for Orbital ATK. Vide...

Power 'essentially restored' in Brevard; back on for over 99 percent
19 Sep 2017 at 12:15pm
Over 99 percent are back online, with only 100 customers still left without power.         

Category 5 Hurricane Maria strengthens with 165 mph winds
19 Sep 2017 at 11:47am
"Potentially catastrophic" Hurricane Maria heads toward Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands         

Puerto Rico braces for Maria as Brevard residents with connections to island ...
19 Sep 2017 at 12:41pm
Puerto Rico braces for Maria as Brevard residents with connections to island, pray, watch         

Divine Mercy Catholic Academy without power
19 Sep 2017 at 11:27am
About half the classrooms at Divine Mercy Catholic Academy on Merritt Island are without power. The school is adjusting with fans and moving the middle school classes together into the air conditio...

Police: Man in camo jacket, ski mask robbed Palm Bay store
19 Sep 2017 at 11:11am
Police: Man in ski mask robbed Palm Bay store         

Surveillance footage shows man in ski mask robbing convenience store
19 Sep 2017 at 10:56am
Palm Bay police are searching for a man who robbed a convenience store on Sunday.         

Traffic Alert: I-95 NB reopened near Pineda Causeway after crash
19 Sep 2017 at 10:39am
No information was immediately available on the cause of the incident or if any injuries were reported.         

Viera roundabout to close for FPL work Wednesday
19 Sep 2017 at 9:53am
Between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m., traffic signals will be installed to assist drivers, according to the Brevard County Public Works Department.         

News - Orlando Sentinel
Hurricane Irma leaves behind foul stink across Central Florida
19 Sep 2017 at 9:50am

Residents across Central Florida have caught a whiff of the latest reminder of Hurricane Irma?s destructive march across the state ? a foul, rancid odor.

The stench ? which many said smells like ro...



Hurricane Maria could bring 9-foot storm surge to Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
19 Sep 2017 at 11:25am

Already slammed by Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria is rolling toward Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as a Category 5 storm that could bring a storm surge of six to nine feet, according to t...



Florida may set up gasoline reserve for hurricanes
19 Sep 2017 at 12:05pm

TALLAHASSEE ? Still reeling from the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Florida lawmakers may consider setting up gas reserves and whether to make food and water available along major highways.

Florida H...



Powerful earthquake hits central Mexico, collapses buildings
19 Sep 2017 at 12:57pm

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing some buildings, cracking the facades of others and scattering rubble on streets less than two weeks after another tremor kill...



Yes, Facebook rants can cost you your job
19 Sep 2017 at 1:20pm

Last spring, an employee with the Seminole County clerk?s office made national news when he called for the lynch-mob-style execution of Florida?s first black chief prosecutor.

Like many people, assi...



Kissimmee police investigating apparent road rage shooting
19 Sep 2017 at 12:25pm

A man on a bicycle was shot in an apparent road rage incident in Kissimmee Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The incident happened in the area of Columbia Avenue and Dyer Boulevard about 2 p.m.

The v...



Hurricane Irma knock out service? Request credit, Spectrum says
19 Sep 2017 at 12:15pm

Spectrum customers who lost service during and after Hurricane Irma should contact the company to request credit, a company spokesman said.

The announcement comes as frustrations grow in the afterm...



Sinkhole 'swallowing' Apopka home, rescue officials say
19 Sep 2017 at 1:00pm

A green couch and two matching sofas and a tall wooden gun case are sitting on a trailer Tuesday outside the Apopka home in which Ellen and Garry have lived for 49 years.

From the roadway outside th...



USF leader resigns after fleeing Hurricane Irma
19 Sep 2017 at 8:55am

ST. PETERSBURG ? As the University of South Florida's St. Petersburg campus was preparing for a hit from Hurricane Irma, its leader suggested to her boss in an email that she was still there when s...



Top UF housing official accused of stealing more than $180,000
19 Sep 2017 at 9:05am

University of Florida police say a top school housing official has been arrested for stealing more than $180,000 to buy furniture, electronics and other items.

The Gainesville Sun reports that the ...



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Hurricane Irma ravaged Florida crops, Putnam says
19 Sep 2017 at 6:36am

Officials assess the damage to the state's multi-billion agricultural industry by helicopter. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and Sen. Marco Ru...



SW Florida residents clear sodden homes in scorching heat
18 Sep 2017 at 4:51pm

Dealing with wrecked belongings and reports of toxic muck, residents of a tiny town where Florida's Everglades meet the Gulf of Mexico cleared their homes Monday in scorching 92 F heat with no air ...



The Latest: Florida students will get free meals for weeks
18 Sep 2017 at 2:33pm

At least 48 county school districts in Florida will be serving free breakfast and lunch to all students through Oct. 20 as classes resume after Hurricane Irma. In a statement Monday, Florida Commis...



Back to school: After Irma, Florida classes begin resuming
18 Sep 2017 at 9:42am

Maria Stotts, and Heather Mueller, volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, clear debris from a Monroe County sheriff's deputy's home damaged by a six-foot storm surge, Sund...



Garbage From Hurricane Irma Will Help Fuel Florida's Power Grid
18 Sep 2017 at 4:48am

Look at Texas and Florida, recovering from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Homeowners and businesses not incapacitated by the storm have begun the arduous and emotional work of separating destroyed pos...



Copernicus says the Florida Project is a highlight of Tiff.
18 Sep 2017 at 12:15am

Having already played at Cannes, THE FLORIDA PROJECT had serious buzz around it coming into this year's Toronto International Film Festival, and rightly so. It is a movie like no other, one that op...



94-year-old sues Florida nursing home where eight residents died in wake of H...
17 Sep 2017 at 7:48pm

A 94-year-old woman living at the Florida nursing home where eight residents died after an air conditioning system failed in the wake of Hurricane Irma is... -- Britain's terrorist threat level has...



Hurricane Irma: With most lights back on, Central Florida seeks a return to n...
17 Sep 2017 at 3:09pm

Steve Prince and his reptiles weren't at Lake Eola Park last week, a rarity over the past 30 years. Prince, his bearded dragon and two ball pythons returned to their regular boulder by the lake und...



Irma evacuation nightmare: Next time some may not leave
17 Sep 2017 at 10:30am

In this undated photo released by Brooke Pallot, Miami evacuee Sora Pallot poses for a photograph in Memphis. Sora Pallot evacuated with her grandmother Suzanne Pallot, her mother Brooke Pallot and...



Bossert out front as Trump's detail man on homeland threats
17 Sep 2017 at 8:14am

At nearly 6-foot-6, Tom Bossert is hard to miss. Yet he came and went through the gilded lobby at Trump Tower multiple times during the presidential transition largely unnoticed among the parade of...