Saturday, June 24, 2017

Brevard County Arrest Mug Shots June 24, 2017

Anthony James Andrews
White/Male DOB:02/20/1996
Address:Cocoa, FLORIDA
Arrest Location:, VIERA
Remanded on Felony Charges

Last Lowest Tide Of 2017 To See Satellite Beach Reef Rock

SATELLITE BEACH, Florida - The last lowest tide of 2017 will occur on Saturday, June 24, 2017, which will be a great opportunity to explore the reef made up of rare sabellariid worm rock in Satellite Beach, Florida, before it is covered with beach renourishment sand in late 2018 or 2019.

Saturday's very low tide is due to a New Moon which is the counterpart of the Full Moon that brought 'King Tides' earlier in June. The -1.08 feet low tide will occur at 2:35 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

But don't worry if you can't make it to the beach on Saturday. Another, slightly less low tide (-0.99 feet), will occur on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at 3:28 p.m.

The rare reef's diverse ecosystem is home to juvenile fish, green sea turtles, macro-algae, and mollusks.

Work is already underway on a barge located just offshore to lay down an artificial reef further out in deeper waters to replace the natural reef that will be covered up with sand during a $42 million beach renourishment project.

To explore the reef rock, free public parking is available at Pelican Beach Park, 1525 Highway A1A in Satellite Beach, Florida. There is also some public parking available on Shell Street located just south of Pelican Beach Park.

Photo and video credit: Brevard Times

Friday, June 23, 2017

Brevard County Arrest Mugshots June 23, 2017

White/Female DOB:07/29/1989
Address:Merritt Island, FLORIDA
Arrest Location:, Merritt Island
VOP On Site

Brevard County Arrest Mug Shots June 22, 2017

Eric William Allshouse
White/Male DOB:08/26/1973
Address:Vero Beach, FLORIDA
Arrest Location:, Cocoa
Carry Concealed Firearm
Marijuana - Possession <20 Gr

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Teen Shot At Save-A-Lot On Dixon Boulevard In Cocoa

COCOA, Florida - A 16-year-old boy was shot inside a vehicle around 1:08 p.m. on Thursday at the Save-a-Lot shopping plaza located at 1208 Dixon Boulevard in Cocoa, Florida

When Cocoa police officers arrived, they located the 16-year-old victim in a vehicle with an 18-year-old male driver. The male driver was not injured.

The teen was talking and alert when fire rescue crews arrived. He was later airlifted to the trauma center at Holmes Regional Medical Center for treatment of his wounds.

According to initial witness statements given to detectives, the two teenagers were at the barber shop inside the shopping plaza.

When the two teens were inside the vehicle, the driver turned his head to the rear as he put the vehicle in reverse. That's when he saw a light-skinned black male shoot into the vehicle from the rear, passenger side. The 16-year old male was in the passenger seat when the shot was fired and was struck by a bullet.

The teens immediately attempted to get help by asking nearby witnesses to call 9-1-1. The suspect then fled the area.

Just after 6 p.m., the Cocoa Police Department announced that a suspect is in custody. 19-year-old Michael Lloyd Cooper is now facing charges of attempted murder related to the shooting incident.

Detectives are currently interviewing the victim-witness and attempting to locate and interview other witnesses.

The victim’s vehicle has been towed and is being kept for crime scene technicians to process for evidence.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Central Florida Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

Crimeline callers can remain anonymous and can be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000 in this case.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Two Men Found Dead In Port Saint John

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a homicide investigation at a residence in the 6900 block of Ackerman Avenue in Port Saint John, Florida.

The Sheriff’s Office was notified on Saturday, June 16, 2017, of two men who were last seen in the area of Merritt Island and were considered missing.

At approximately 9:16 p.m. on  Tuesday, June 20, 2017, the same person who reported the men missing before contacted the Sheriff’s Office again to report that he had located the deceased men at the Port Saint John residence.

The identities of the two men are being withheld at this time.

The investigation remains ongoing as members of the Crime Scene and Homicide Units are still collecting evidence and conducting interviews to determine the leading up to the men's deaths.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information about this crime to please call Agent Don Reynolds of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.

Image credit: Google

Brevard County Arrest Mug Shots June 21, 2017

Black of African American/Male DOB:05/05/1994
Address:Titusville, FLORIDA
Arrest Location:, Titusville
Lewd Lasc Battery Victim 12-16 YOA
Poss View Material Depicting Child Sex Conduct

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Warnings Issued For Texas, Louisiana

NOAA's National Hurricane Center has issued Tropical Storm Warnings for Texas and Louisiana due to the presence of Potential Tropical Cyclone Three that may become Tropical Storm Cindy before making landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Potential Tropical Cyclone Three Projected Path

As of 10 a.m. Central Daylight Time on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Potential Tropical Cyclone Three is located about 355 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas and is moving to the northwest at 10 miles per hour.

The system is moving toward the northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue through Wednesday night. A turn toward the north-northwest is forecast early Thursday. 

On the forecast track, the disturbance is expected to be near the southwest Louisiana coast late Wednesday or Wednesday night, and move inland over western Louisiana and eastern Texas on Thursday.

Potential Tropical Cyclone Three Strength 

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. NHC forecasters believe that some slight strengthening is possible before the system makes landfall somewhere along the east coast of Texas or western Louisiana.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles (335 km) mainly to the east of the center.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from High Island, Texas to the Mouth of the Pearl River.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the next 24 to 36 hours.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from west of High Island, Texas to San Luis Pass.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

Interests elsewhere along the U.S. Gulf Coast from the central Texas coast to the western Florida Panhandle should monitor the progress of this system.

Potential Tropical Cyclone Three Spaghetti Models

Computer models for Potential Tropical Cyclone Three's projected path are in slight agreement that the system will track towards western Louisiana and eastern Texas.

Image credits: NHC and SFWMD

Brevard County Arrest Mug Shots June 20, 2017

Khwyntarius Deyshauwn Alves
Black of African American/Male DOB:11/19/1995
Address:Melbourne, FLORIDA
Arrest Location:, Cocoa
FTA Misdemeanor

Monday, June 19, 2017

National Hurricane Center: 2 Tropical Storms May Form, Projected Path Update

MIAMI, Florida - Two separate tropical storms may form over the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, according to a Tropical Weather Outlook issued at 2 p.m. EST on Monday, June 19, 2017, by NOAA's National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida.

If either of these systems become tropical storms, the next names on the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane name list are Bret and Cindy.

Gulf of Mexico System

A broad area of low pressure, dubbed Invest 93L, extends from north of the Yucatan Peninsula across adjacent portions of the southern Gulf of Mexico.

Invest 93L is producing a large area of disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity well east and northeast of the low over much of the eastern Gulf of Mexico. 

While Invest 93L does not have a well-defined surface circulation, satellite wind data indicate that tropical-storm-force winds are occurring in a band 100 to 150 miles northeast of the broad low. 

NHC forecasters believe that upper-level winds will be marginally conducive for some additional development of Invest 93L during the next day or two while it moves northward to northwestward into the central Gulf of Mexico, and a tropical or subtropical cyclone is likely to form during that time. 

Regardless of development, interests along the U.S. Gulf Coast from the central Texas coast to the western Florida Panhandle should monitor the progress of this system, as a tropical storm watch or warning could be needed for portions of this area later today.

Also, heavy rains are expected to continue over portions of Central America, the Yucatan Peninsula, the Cayman Islands, western Cuba, the Florida Keys, the Florida Peninsula, and spread into central and eastern portions of the U.S. Gulf Coast during the next day or two.

An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate this system this afternoon. 

Invest 93L Spaghetti Models

Computer models for Invest 93L's projected path are in slight agreement that the system will track towards Louisiana, eastern Texas, or Mississippi.


Potential Tropical Cyclone Two has become better organized over the Atlantic Ocean about 330 miles southeast of Grenada.

The system is moving toward the west near 25 mph (41 km/h). 

NHC forecasters say that a fast motion toward the west-northwest is expected over the next 48 hours.  On the forecast track, the disturbance is expected to move through the Windward Islands and near the eastern coast of Venezuela tonight and early Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h), with higher gusts. Some strengthening is expected during the next 48 hours, and the disturbance is forecast to be a tropical storm when it moves through the Windward Islands and eastern Venezuela tonight and Tuesday.

Potential Tropical Cyclone Two Projected Path

Potential Tropical Cyclone Two Spaghetti Models

Computer models for Potential Tropical Cyclone Two's projected path are in slight agreement that the system will track along or near the northern coast of Venezuala over the next few days.

Image credits: NHC and SFWMD

National Hurricane Center: Two Tropical Storms Could Form Over Caribbean, Atlantic

MIAMI, Florida - Two separate tropical storms may form over the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, according to a Tropical Weather Outlook issued at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, June 15, 2017, by NOAA's National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida.

NHC forecasts that a broad area of low pressure will form over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and adjacent land areas by the weekend.

Conditions appear to be favorable for some development of this system while it moves slowly northwestward toward the southern Gulf of Mexico by early next week.

This system has a 50 percent chance of development into a tropical cyclone within the next 5 days.

The second system is a strong tropical wave located over the Atlantic Ocean far south of the Cabo Verde Islands.

NHC forecasters say that development of this system, if any, is expected to be slow to occur during the next several days while the wave moves westward near 20 mph over the tropical Atlantic.

This system has a 20 percent chance of development into a tropical cyclone within the next 5 days.

If either of these systems become tropical storms, the next names on the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane name list are Bret and Cindy.

Image credits: NHC / NOAA

NOAA GOES Satellite Loop Of 2017 Invest 93L

Below are the latest National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's GOES satellite images of Invest 93L 2017 that has been named Potential Tropical Cyclone 3.

Brevard County Arrest Mug Shots June 19, 2017

Black of African American/Male DOB:04/21/1970
Arrest Location:, Cocoa
VOP Felony

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Brevard County Arrest Mug Shots June 18, 2017

Ryan Edmond Adair
White/Male DOB:09/25/1990
Address:Rockledge, FLORIDA
Arrest Location:, Cocoa Beach

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Governor Rick Scott Gives Florida Teachers $234 Million In Bonuses

For the next three years, Florida teachers will see annual bonuses of $1,200 or $800 depending on their evaluation as "Highly Effective" or "Effective" thanks to a massive education bill signed by Governor Rick Scott on Friday.

The teachers' bonus will be paid out of state funds, thereby relieving financial pressure on local school districts' budgets for teacher raises.

71% of Brevard Public School teachers were ranked "Highly Effective" and 29% were ranked "Effective," according to data from the Florida Department of Education.

At Brevard Public Schools, teachers' salaries currently range from $3,922 to $5,988 a month under their 10-month contract. With the additional state bonus for very effective teachers, their salaries will now range from $4,042 to $6,108, which is well above the average monthly wage of $3,899 for all residents in Brevard County.

But despite earning higher monthly salary than most residents in Brevard County, some teachers say that they are struggling to make ends meet, according to a recent Florida Today article.

The bill also provides the highest per student K-12 funding in state history, increasing funding by $100 per student.

“When I was growing up, I had access to a good quality education, and every Florida child should have the same opportunity," Governor Scott said. "Florida’s K-12 education system is so important to the future of our children and our state, and we will never stop looking for ways to improve how our students learn and achieve.”

Under Governor Scott's administration, state funding for Florida’s K-12 public schools has increased by nearly $3 billion or 34 percent from a total amount of $8.7 billion in 2011 to $11.7 billion in this year’s budget.

Since taking office, Governor Scott has signed legislation providing flexibility and more than $450 million in funding to Florida’s high performing charter schools, allowing these schools to grow and serve more students.