‘I am prepared for execution:’ Here’s how Brevard death row inmate waived his appeals
Scheduled to die in Florida's execution chamber, Brevard County convicted double-murderer James Barnes asked to fire his attorneys and dismiss all legal proceedings last month in order to “proceed straight to execution,” a court transcript shows.
Police investigate after sand-trapped Maserati found on Cocoa Beach
Some way, somehow, a driver fleeing police managed to get the black, late-model luxury car stuck in the sand, with the ocean waves as a backdrop along a stretch of one of the world’s most famous beaches, according to News 6 partner Florida Today.
Concerns over transportation of rocket parts halt drawbridge replacements in Port Canaveral
The Florida Department of Transportation has hit pause on moving forward with a plan to replace the State Road 401 drawbridges in the Port Canaveral area, after concerns were raised by space launch companies and Florida Rep. Thad Altman, according to News 6 partner Florida Today.
Surfing Santas to face wind chills in upper 20s, temps in 30s on Christmas Eve morning
Surfing Santas typically draws national television coverage with colorful images of costumed surfers joy-riding across a sun-splashed Florida beach — while most of America shivers amid wintry December weather, according to News 6 partner Florida Today.
Car drives into West Melbourne fireworks store weeks after crash destroys building, kills man
A man was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries after crashing into Phantom Fireworks in West Melbourne just two weeks after a previous crash killed a man and ignited a blaze that left the building condemned, according to News 6 partner Florida Today.
Brevard tourism agency tells potential visitors ‘coast is clear’ after Hurricanes Ian, Nicole
The Space Coast Office of Tourism has kicked off a special marketing campaign to assure potential visitors that Brevard County has avoided the brunt of Hurricanes Ian and Nicole — and the county is fully open for tourism, according to News 6 partner Florida Today.
Cape Canaveral city council codifies opposition to State Road A1A roundabout
Public discontent in Cape Canaveral over a potential roundabout for State Road A1A prompted the city council to officially pass a resolution asking state transportation officials not to go forward with the project and to consider redesigning the project as a traditional intersection.
No charges for Palm Bay Deputy Mayor Johnson after tense encounter with Randy Fine
Prosecutors have declined to file charges against Palm Bay Deputy Mayor Kenny Johnson after a tense encounter with State Rep. Randy Fine last month at the Dancing with the Space Coast charity event, the State Attorney’s Office said Thursday, according to News 6 partner Florida Today.
Brevard County commissioners OK $30M marketing grant to Cocoa Beach Westin hotel project
Brevard County commissioners — ignoring its own advisory panel's recommendation — approved a controversial proposal to grant of up to $30 million to the developer behind the planned Westin Cocoa Beach Resort & Spa.
Federal judge rules Brevard School Board speaker policies don’t violate First Amendment
An Orlando judge dismissed a lawsuit by the Brevard chapter of Moms for Liberty and four Brevard parents who said the School Board and Brevard Public Schools discriminated against conservative parents who criticized the board with its public speaker policy, according to News 6 partner Florida Today.
Former Army soldier convicted of murder returns July 4 flag at Palm Bay leaders’ request
A former U.S. Army soldier who was convicted of murder in the 2007 killings of unarmed Iraqi detainees has returned the ceremonial flag that Mayor Rob Medina gave him during a Fourth of July public event, according to News 6 partner Florida Today.
Blue Origin again delays upcoming New Glenn rocket’s first launch from Florida
Blue Origin’s upcoming heavy-lift New Glenn rocket will have to wait at least another year for its Florida debut, according to recent comments by an executive later confirmed by the company itself, according to News 6 partner Florida Today.
OneWeb suspends launches as Russia increases demands on space internet provider
The parent company of a Florida internet satellite manufacturing facility has suspended all launches of its spacecraft after Russian officials took aim at its operations and relationship with the United Kingdom this week, according to News 6 partner Florida Today.
Chairman of Brevard veterans nonprofit arrested amid state financial investigation
The chairman of Vietnam and All Veterans of Brevard, Inc. has been charged with two felonies after the nonprofit improperly paid board members and employees and filed false information with state charity regulators, a warrant affidavit said.
Autopsy results finalized for Brevard deputy involved in fatal shooting of Cocoa teens
Autopsy results for a 35-year-old Brevard County sheriff’s deputy cleared of wrongdoing in the 2020 shooting deaths of two Cocoa teens during a mistaken traffic stop shows the deputy had a history of cardiovascular issues.
Brevard school board discusses staff shortages, seminar accuse of teaching CRT
At Tuesday's School Board meeting, members passed new boundaries for some district schools, while some parents criticized an upcoming staff training as "extreme leftist" and a bus driver plead for higher wages to offset a driver shortage crisis.
WATCH AGAIN: SpaceX launches Transporter-3 mission, sticks sonic boom-generating Cape Canaveral landing
SpaceX is set to host its next Space Coast launch Thursday and residents should be prepared for what comes after: sonic booms generated by the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage as it lands at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
Kennedy Space Center plans its own wetlands mitigation bank
The NASA center has recently identified three swathes of land, totaling 134 acres, that it plans to set aside to make up for the wetlands it needs to fill in or destroy in the coming years so that the agency can continue its mission to dominate space
Titusville eyes paying for sewage infrastructure projects with federal relief funds
Under increasing firefrom environmentalists for recent sewage spills impacting the beleaguered Indian River Lagoon, the city of Titusville is eyeing funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to cover the costs of a pending list of infrastructure plans.
National hate group behind racist banners near Port St. John
A weekend stunt by nine individuals who hung banners with racist messages from a highway overpass in Brevard County appears to have been the work of a loose-knit national antisemitic organization called the Goyim Defense League, according to hate group monitors.
Brevard School Board agrees to teacher union deal, will revise school name change policy
The Brevard County School Board voted Tuesday in favor of a new contract with the Brevard Federation of Teachers, though the union’s president warned board members that an agreement wouldn’t be possible next year without raises.