Deputies: Maintenance worker’s murder at local mosque appears to be random
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Seminole County deputies said a maintenance worker’s murder at a local mosque appears to be random. The investigation remains active as deputies remained at the Husseini Islamic Center near Sanford early Friday. Hester Avenue near Ronald Reagan Boulevard is still closed as of Friday morning. Deputies said Raslan then took a stolen minivan to Indian River County. READ: Boy, 14, dies after falling from ‘Free Fall’ ride at ICON Park, deputies sayDeputies caught up to him and shot him.wftv.com
Video shows suspected drunken driver crashing into Florida deputy’s cruiser
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. – A driver is facing charges after crashing into an Indian River County Sheriff’s Office patrol car over the weekend. Dash camera video from the deputy’s cruiser shows the crash, which happened early Sunday morning. AdDeputies say McKinny attempted to leave the scene but was quickly captured. No one was hurt. McKinny was arrested on charges of misdemeanor DUI and later posted bond and was released from jail.
Indian River County prescribed burn causes smoky conditions in Brevard County
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Although no prescribed burns were scheduled for Brevard County, two large burns in Osceola and Indian River counties have been sending smoke to Central Brevard Wednesday afternoon, reports News 6 partner Florida Today. Skies over parts of Melbourne, Rockledge and Merritt Island were filled with grey smoke that obscured the sun and glowed bright orange from the 9,600-acre burn in Indian River County. Winds carried the smoke into a large portion of southern and central Brevard County. Radar images from the National Weather Service showed how south-by-southwest winds carried smoke from the prescribed burn in western Indian River County into Brevard. Ash and poor air quality were reported over large swaths of Brevard.
Brevard residents drive to Indian River County for COVID-19 vaccine
Doug Gray of Melbourne brought his 87-year-old dad to the health department drive-through site in Vero Beach rather than the Brevard County site in Viera. News 6 also met people Tuesday from Palm Beach County, an hour and a half away. And also like the Florida Department of Health in Brevard County, Indian River County advised people to sign up for its text-alerts to know immediately when new appointments open up. “I can’t say enough about Indian River County and the whole nine yards. In Indian River, the county Tuesday afternoon said it does not know when its next shipment is coming.
Vero Beach prepares for Hurricane Dorian
VERO BEACH, Fla. - A mandatory evacuation order will take effect for the barrier islands of Indian River County beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, according to county emergency officials. The order will cover all of the barrier islands, low-lying areas, mobile home communities and residents who need extra assistance. She and others ventured out to Orchid Island in Vero Beach on Sunday before the order took effect. "When I first saw on the TV that it was going to move into Vero Beach, I just sat there and cried. Some businesses spent their Sunday boarding up their windows, while others have already done it.
Mandatory evacuation for Brevard moved to Monday morning
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - Brevard County leaders have revised their mandatory evacuation order to Monday at 8 a.m. It also includes people living in low-lying areas and people who might need some extra help. We have to be vigilant on the storm," said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey. "Continue to prepare your homes. Let's make sure we are ready to ride out any potential impact the storm has," he said.
Florida man electrocuted while working
SEBASTIAN, Fla. - A 41-year-old Florida landscaper was electrocuted Tuesday when he came in contact with a power line, police said. Sebastian police said Pablo OCampo Bustamante, of Vero Beach, died around 11:53 a.m. when he was electrocuted in the 700 block of Dixie Terrace in Indian River County. Police said officers were called to the scene and the power was turned off by Florida Power & Light. It was then determined that Bustamante had died, police said. Details about how he came into contact with the line have not been released.
New judge assigned to Palm Bay corruption cases
VIERA, Fla. - A judge from Indian River County who has been on the bench for less than a year will try two of the biggest corruption cases Brevard County has seen in years, which have ruptured the political landscape in Palm Bay and beyond. Michael J. Linn, of the 19th Judicial Circuit in Vero Beach, has been assigned to preside over the Dave Isnardi and Jose Aguiar Palm Bay corruption cases, News 6 partner Florida Today reported. "I think this was done in the abundance of caution," said Michelle Kennedy, spokeswoman for the 18th Judicial Circuit. Dave Isnardi, former Palm Bay deputy city manager, is the husband of Brevard County Commissioner Kristine Isnardi. It's unclear at this point whether the case would be tried outside of Brevard County and the 18th Judicial Circuit.