‘Like living in the 1800s’: Some residents still struggling with Hurricane Ian flooding
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Residents of more than 200 homes in Volusia County said they are still trapped by flooded roads. In the Lake Harney Woods community near Mims, residents say they’re still stuck even though it’s been nearly three weeks since Hurricane Ian. “It’s like living in the 1800s, except we have electricity and better health care if you can get to it,” resident Dave Willis said. Some residents cannot get their mail, groceries or medication unless they get a ride out of State Road 46. READ: Edgewood police chief placed on administrative leaveVIDEO: Orange County apartment residents given days to move out after flooding from Hurricane Ian Residents at one Orange County apartment complex learned Friday they have just seven days to turn in their keys.wftv.com
2 men arrested on murder charges after boy, 16, dies from injuries in shooting
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Two 19-year-old men have been arrested in the deadly shooting of a 16-year-old. Days later on Oct. 14, Brevard County investigators say they tracked down one of two suspects, identified as 19-year-old Robert Loyd. However, deputies say the victim died the same day Loyd was arrested and his charges were upgraded to one count of second-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey says one of the other two victims was shot as they ran. Brevard shooting arrests Robert Loyd, 19, and Exzaviar David, 19, charged with second-degree murder and two counts of attempted murderDavid is also charged with one court of second-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.wftv.com
‘It’s my home and I love it here’: Mims residents still reeling from Hurricane Ian flooding
MIMS, Fla. — The brunt of Hurricane Ian’s wrath spared Brevard County, but some people living near the Saint Johns River are still wading through floodwaters. On Friday, Channel 9 visited the Fawn Lake community just north of Main Street in Mims, where some homes are surrounded by water. READ: Central Florida election officials work to ensure Hurricane Ian doesn’t impact voting“I feel so helpless,” resident Phyllis Dearborn said. DeSantis speaks about Hurricane Ian recovery in Daytona BeachWhile residents in some Central Florida counties are eligible for FEMA assistance, Brevard County residents are not. However, county officials are working with the state and FEMA to explore that possibility.wftv.com
Detour set up around part of State Road 46 due to flooding
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Flooding from Hurricane Ian has impacted State Road 46, a major roadway for residents in Brevard, Volusia and Seminole counties. Florida Highway Patrol was forced to close the roadway between Hatbill Road in Mims and Jungle Road in Geneva. READ: ‘They didn’t care about us’: Orlo Vista residents frustrated with county’s response to Hurricane IanA detour has been set up around a bridge that takes drivers directly into Geneva. Commuters now have to head east onto SR 46 then take Interstate 95 to State Road 50 to the 417. READ: Astor residents deal with record flooding after Hurricane Ian'The worst I've seen': Volusia County officials rush to repair seawall damage from Hurricane Ian Even with the sun shining over the ocean waves, there are lingering signs of the impact of Hurricane Ian in Daytona Beach.wftv.com
Mother seen unconscious in a car with drugs and baby now on road to recovery
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A mother Channel 9 reported on about five years ago told a sheriff’s office how she has turned her life around. Read: Brevard County deputies identify man found shot to death alongside Mims roadwayA video released in 2017 showed a man and a woman unconscious in a car with drugs and an 8-month-old baby girl in the back seat. The woman in the video reached out to the sheriff’s office, sharing how that moment changed her and her baby’s life. Watch: Suspect charged with murder in Leesburg woman’s shooting deathShe’s now in recovery and her daughter just started kindergarten. Watch: Nurse charged with sexually assaulting woman at Daytona Beach hospital, police sayClick here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, and click here to watch the latest news on your Smart TV.wftv.com
Brevard County deputies identify man found shot to death alongside Mims roadway
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Brevard County deputies have identified the man who was killed in a shooting in Mims Monday evening and the man who they say did it. READ: Suspect charged with murder in Leesburg woman’s shooting deathInvestigators say Ward shot and killed 21-year-old Tommy Leon Brothers during a drug deal, then took his money. According to court documents, a woman drove Ward and another man from Orange County to Mims Monday specifically to sell drugs. According to the sheriff’s office, what happened next was caught on a nearby home’s surveillance video. During his interview, investigators say Ward declined to give a statement without speaking to a lawyer.wftv.com
Man killed in Brevard County shooting, deputies say
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A man was killed after being shot in Brevard County Monday evening, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies responded around 6 p.m. to Cypress Avenue in Mims after a person had been shot, according to a news release. A man was found on scene when deputies arrived. The occupants are believed to have some involvement in the shooting, the news release states. READ: Orlando’s new police chief talks community policing, goals for departmentAnyone with information is asked to call the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477 (TIPS).wftv.com
Local developer eyes Brevard County project with homes, shops
ORLANDO, Fla. — Editor’s note: This story is available as a result of a content partnership between WFTV and the Orlando Business Journal. Winter Park-based Surrey Homes LLC has 118 acres under contract in Brevard County near the Mims area, the homebuilder’s latest move on the Space Coast. Read: Police ID 3 dead after hostage situation at Narcotics Anonymous meeting in EdgewaterThe land is near the northwest corner of the intersection of State Road 46 and Interstate 95. Read: Last call for pancakes at Old Spanish Sugar Mill in De Leon SpringsClick here to read the full story on the Orlando Business Journal’s website. VIDEO: Brevard Public Schools superintendent optimistic for upcoming school year VIDEO: Brevard Public Schools superintendent optimistic for upcoming school year (Melonie Holt, WFTV.com/WFTV)©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Motorcyclist dies, passenger in critical condition after crash on US-1 near Mims, troopers say
A man and a woman riding a motorcycle were stuck by a car when attempting to turn onto U.S. Highway 1 north of Mims early Sunday, leaving them with fatal and critical injuries respectively, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Body of missing 21-year-old Sanford man found in burning shed, deputies say
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — The body of a missing 21-year-old man was found late last month inside a burning shed in Sanford, according to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to the 1700 block of Roseberry Lane around 9:50 a.m. on April 21 for reports of a fire. As Seminole County Fire Rescue extinguished the flames in the shed, officials noticed a dead person inside, according to the homicide report. The body in the shed was eventually identified as McIntyre’s. READ: Mims mourning loss of mother, son killed in weekend house fireThe homicide investigation remains active and open.wftv.com
Mims mourning loss of mother, son killed in weekend house fire
VIDEO: Mims mourning loss of mother, son killed in weekend house fire Mims mourning loss of mother, son killed in weekend house fireMIMS, Fla. — The family of Cari Lynn Haas and Levi Hunter Rowan is still coming to terms with their loss after the mother and son died in a fire at their Kingswood Drive home in Mims. One family member managed to survive the devastating fire. READ: 2 killed during possible electrical fire at home in Brevard County, deputies sayA family member of the victims told Channel 9 that that Rowan would have turned 13 on May 15. The state fire marshal’s office said an electrical issue hasn’t been ruled out, but the cause of the fire remains undetermined. READ: Deputies ID woman accused of firing shots in Orange County McDonald’sVideo: 2 killed during possible electrical fire at home in Brevard County, deputies say Two people have died after a house fire Saturday in Brevard County.wftv.com
Brevard County issues boil water notice in Mims area due to water main break
MIMS, Fla. — Brevard County Utility Services issued a boil water noticed Monday afternoon for the Mims area due to a water main break. Officials worked to repair a water main break near 2200 Turpentine Road. READ: A look at the Space Coast’s busy week aheadThe precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect until the problem has been corrected and a bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink, officials said. If you have any questions you can contact Brevard County Utility Services Department at 321-633-2091. READ: Report reveals that teen who died after fall from drop tower was over weight, size limit for rideClick here for updates on the situation.wftv.com
WATCH: Video shows man stealing crossbow, stuffing it down his pants
MIMS, Fla. — A man was arrested just days after he was caught on camera stealing a crossbow by stuffing it down his pants, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said. Video from inside the store shows the man, later identified as Darren Durrant, walking into the store, stealing a pair of cutting tools off the shelf and then cutting the zip ties off of a Ravin R10 Crossbow. WATCH: Video shows man stealing crossbow, stuffing it down his pants (Brevard County Sheriff's Office)“Just when you think you have seen it all, this guy takes carrying a concealed weapon to a whole new level, as he proves to all of us that you can actually stuff a crossbow down the front of your pants! !” the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook. Durrant is currently in the Seminole County Jail on an unrelated burglary charge, but he will face a judge in Brevard County for this case.wftv.com
Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park & Museum: What you need to know
Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park & Museum In Mims, less than an hour west of Orlando, is the Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park & Museum. (WFTV.com News Staff)BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — In Mims, less than an hour west of Orlando, is the Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park & Museum. The facility explores the history of Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore through interactive exhibits and historic collections. The Moores went on to become the first true civil rights activists of the modern civil rights era in the state of Florida. READ: Meet Harry and Harriette Moore: Central Florida’s civil rights pioneersOn Christmas night 1951, a bomb exploded under the couple’s bedroom.wftv.com
Who were Harry and Harriette Moore, the pioneering activists from Mims?
MIMS, Fla. — Harry Moore and his wife, Harriette Moore, were pioneering civil rights activists. On Christmas night in 1951, a bomb exploded under the bedroom of the Moores’ Mims home. Harry Moore was killed in the bombing. Harriette Moore died nine days later. The Harry and Harriette Moore Cultural Complex is located in Mims and is open to the public for tours.wftv.com
Investigation underway after 2 men shot, 1 killed in Brevard County
MIMS, Fla. — Deputies in Brevard County are investigating what led to a deadly shooting Saturday afternoon. Deputies said two men were found shot around 3 p.m. on Gary Lane in Mims. READ: ‘We will not rest’: Reward to find killer of 16-year-old in Central Florida increased to $10KOne man was pronounced dead at the scene. The other was taken to a hospital in stable condition and treated for a gunshot wound, deputies said. WATCH: Evictions, foreclosures heat up as legal system races to catch upAnyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).wftv.com
Woman found dead after shooting inside Brevard County home Friday morning, deputies say
MIMS, Fla. — Deputies in Brevard County are investigating after a woman was found dead inside of a home after a shooting early Friday morning. WATCH: Brevard sheriff releases video of ambush shooting that left gunman dead, deputy shotWhen deputies arrived, they found a woman dead inside of the home. WATCH: ‘A major crisis’: Brevard County school board sends letter to DOE regarding mask mandateHomicide detectives and crime scene units are currently interviewing potential witnesses and collecting evidence. WATCH: Intense bodycam video shows officer-involved shooting in OcalaAnyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). Channel 9 is working to gather more information on this shooting and will provide continuing coverage on Eyewitness News.wftv.com
Death investigation underway after county worker finds body off roadway in Mims
MIMS, Fla. — A death investigation is underway in Brevard County after a body was found off a roadway in Mims, deputies said. At about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, deputies said a county worker found the body in the area of Cuyler Street and Hammock Road. READ: 6-year-old boy shot dead in Florida; 7 detainedInvestigators said they are conducting interviews and collecting evidence to determine the cause of death. Anyone with information is asked to call Agent Samantha Grimes of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or CRIMELINE at 800-423-TIPS. READ: Man arrested in 1977 cold case killing of wife inside chicken restaurantSee map of scene below:©2021 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Victim in Mims deadly shooting identified as Titusville man
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Deputies on Monday identified a man who was shot and killed in Mims last week. Investigators said Alex Robinson, 44, of Titusville, was found shot near a house off Main Street Thursday morning. Deputies have not said what the motive for the shooting may have been, but did say they believe Robinson was targeted and the shooting was an isolated incident. The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information about this shooting to call the homicide unit at 321-633-8413 or Crimeline at 800-423-8477. Use the form below to sign up for the ClickOrlando.com 4pm Trending newsletter, sent every weekday.
Victim found shot to death near Mims home, deputies say
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A death investigation is underway in Brevard County after deputies discovered a male shooting victim near a Mims home, according to the sheriff’s office. The fatal shooting was reported near Harry T Moore Avenue and Main Street around 10 a.m. Thursday. AdThe victim was taken to an area hospital, were he was pronounced dead, according to the sheriff’s office. Sheriff’s officials said agents were interviewing potential witnesses and collecting evidence to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident. Anyone with information about the death investigation is asked to call 321-633-8413 or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.
Woman killed, man injured in crash in southeast Volusia County
A 62-year-old Mims woman was killed and a 54-year-old Edgewater man was injured in a crash in southeast Volusia County around 9 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A 62-year-old Mims woman was killed and a 54-year-old Edgewater man was injured in a crash in southeast Volusia County around 9 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. FHP said the 62-year-old woman was driving a sedan northbound on U.S. 1 and the 54-year-old man was driving a SUV southbound on U.S. 1. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the man was rushed to Halifax Hospital. The names of the two people in the crash have not been released at this time.
Boil water notice for Mims area lifted
MIMS, Fla. – UPDATE: The boil water notice was lifted Thursday afternoon. Original story below:A precautionary boil water notice was issued Wednesday for residents of the Mims area. The precautionary boil water notice stems from a water main break that occurred near 2564 Myrtle Avenue in the Mims water service area. The repair has been completed and water service should be restored to all residents. As a precaution, it is advised that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes be boiled.
Pedestrian struck and killed on US 1 in Brevard County
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A 25-year-old woman from Mims was fatally hit by a pickup truck on U.S. 1 Wednesday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. FHP troopers responded to the crash at U.S. 1 near Latimar Street around 11:40 p.m.[TRENDING: How to get vaccine in Florida | Map: Navigating the Convention Center vaccine site | Most prolific serial killer dies]According to the crash report, the 25-year-old was either walking in or near the left northbound lane on U.S. 1 when he was struck by a pickup. The truck was driving north on U.S. 1 in the left lane and the left front of the pickup hit the man, according to the report. The victim was taken to Parrish Hospital where he died, troopers said. The crash remains under investigation.
1 dead, 1 in serious condition after ATV crashes, ejects passenger, troopers say
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. One person has died and another is in serious condition after an ATV crash near Mims, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers responded to an area near the intersection on Morgan Alderman Road and State Road 46 Thursday around 11:00 p.m. for reports of an ATV crash. Investigators found a Polaris Ranger ATV carrying two passengers had left the roadway for an unknown reason and crashed into a pole, a report showed. A 26-year-old female was ejected from the ATV as a result of the crash and was taken to a hospital where she later died. The driver of the ATV, a 57-year-old man, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, troopers said.