Saturday, May 9, 2015

Brevard County News Roundup May 9, 2015


Here are the stories in that made headlines this past week in Brevard County, Florida.



CAPE CANAVERAL

WESH 2 has video of a pilot whale that beached itself on Canaveral National Seashore and Kennedy Space Center.

A rare 800 pound sea turtle nested on Canaveral National Seashore, WESH 2 has the video. 

COCOA

A Cocoa woman is asking for help in solving the 2013 murder of her daughter, reports WFTV 9.

A store owner is accused of bribing a food inspector in Cocoa, Florida, WESH 2 has the story.

WKMG 6 reports that Brevard County has threatened the Cocoa Expo with legal action.

COCOA BEACH

Tropical Storm Ana brings waves to the U.S. southeast, surfers in Cocoa Beach are happy

The City of Cocoa Beach is considering building a new City Hall and Police Station, according to CFNEWS 13

The U.S. Beach Running Championships, NKF Kidney Walk, and Firefighter Golf Tournament are being held in Cocoa Beach this weekend.

A swimmer caught in rip currents was saved off Cocoa Beach on Sunday.
 

MELBOURNE

Melbourne's Riverview Park could be getting a facelift, CFNEWS 13 reports.

Brevard County Sheriff's agents capture a Shawshank prison fugitive who had been on the run for 55 years.

WESH 2 reports that a Melbourne woman has been charged with killing her father.


PALM BAY

WFTV reports that a woman was ordered to pay back money stolen from a youth athletic league.

Police search for a man who stole cash and cigarettes from a Palm Bay gas station.

Police are also searching for suspects who stole guns from a pawn shop in Palm Bay, Florida.

Palm Bay officials evict over 20 homeless people from homeless camp, reports WKMG 6.

A Palm Bay man was killed while changing a tire in Osceola County.

PORT CANAVERAL

Brevard County Sheriff's Office personnel rescue a sea turtle in Port Canaveral, Florida. 

A diver has a close encounter with a Great White Shark off Port Canaveral, WKMG 6 has the video.

TITUSVILLE

Four shops were burglarized at the Searstown Mall in Titusville, Florida

A man was shot dead outside a bar in Titusville early Tuesday morning.

A homeless man have been accused of killing another homeless man by setting an abandoned house on fire on Tuesday.


SPACE

SpaceX successfully launches an abort test off Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Brevard County Manatees baseball team wears space-themed uniforms, CFNEWS 13 has the story.

POLITICS

Brevard County residents angered about the Canaveral Port Authority's plan to construct a rail line across the Banana River overwhelm a meeting in Port Canaveral, Florida Today reports.
 
A Brevard County man is being targeted by radical Islamic shooters in Texas, WKMG 6 reports.

Officials mysteriously resign from the St. John's River Management District, reports The Orlando Sentinel.

Florida Today reports that a Cocoa company wants tax money to expand in Titusville.

Brevard County Public Schools to end many end-of-course exams, according to Florida Today.