Officer avoids charges after K-9 left in hot police car for hours found dead
A Cocoa police officer is not facing charges in connection with the death of a K-9 named Zena almost a year after she was found dead in the back of her handler’s hot car, according to an update provided by the State Attorney’s Office in Brevard County.
Report: Mother of Florida teen killed by deputy shot by 16-year-old at son’s burial service
COCOA, Fla. – A gunshot fired into the crowd gathered at the burial service of a teenager who was fatally shot by a Florida sheriff’s deputy hit the deceased boy’s mother, wounding her. Quasheda Pierce was hit as the pastor finished his prayers at Riverview Memorial Gardens Saturday afternoon, according to Florida Today, who originally reported the story. Pierce and 16-year-old Angelo Crooms were killed Nov. 13 by a Brevard County Sheriff’s deputy, according to reports. Local 10 sister station WKMG reported that an initial investigation found that the shot at the service came from an accidental discharge from a gun carried by a 16-year-old attending the burial, citing information from Brevard County Sheriff’s deputies. The shot penetrated the teen’s leg and impacted Pierce’s leg, WKMG reported.
‘Bump in the night’: Florida driver hits gator on U.S. 1
COCOA, Fla. – Need any more evidence that it’s Friday the 13th in the year 2020? A driver in Central Florida ran over a gator on U.S. 1 overnight. Luckily, the driver and the alligator are OK, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is finding the gator a “safer place to roam,” police in the city of Cocoa say. The things that go bump in the night: patrol officers rescued this little guy as he wandered into dangerous territory. He was fine and the driver was not injured.”Be careful out there!
Asia Today: Japan crosses 100,000 cases, 9 months after 1st
(AP Photo/Hiro Komae)TOKYO – Japan’s coronavirus cases have topped 100,000, nine months after the first case was found in mid-January, the health ministry said Friday. According to health ministry data, nearly half of the new patients were in their 20s and 30s. In other developments in the Asia-Pacific region:— Customs agents in the southern Chinese city of Hong Kong have seized 100,000 counterfeit face masks and arrested one person. — India reported 48,648 new coronavirus cases, continuing a monthlong slowing trend in infections even as the country adds to its 8 million cases. The Health Ministry also reported 563 more fatalities in the past 24 hours, raising the confirmed death toll to 121,090.
Florida woman is no match for K-9 officer
COCOA, Fla. - A Florida woman thought she was sneaky smart while on the run as a fugitive from the law. Unfortunately for her, a K-9 officer was on the case. The Brevard County Sheriff's Office received a tip over the weekend that Acasia Fuscaldo, wanted on three felony violation of probation warrants, could be found inside a Cocoa motel room. When Officer Brian Delos Santos arrived at the room with his K-9 partner Kyra, Fuscaldo's husband was more than happy to let the duo inside. The Brevard County Sheriff's Office said it perfectly in their Facebook post:"So the moral of the story is simply this...if you are going to play hide and seek with the cops dont do it with the one who has a K-9 partner."
Florida woman run over by own car after cat ambush
COCOA, Fla. – A Florida woman trying to escape from a cat was run over by her own car, authorities said. The woman was parked on the lawn of a home in Cocoa Friday evening. She was getting ready to leave when the cat pounced into the car and attacked, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said the woman scrambled out of the vehicle to get away from the feline, but she forgot the car was in reverse. The car rolled over her, into the street and then struck a parked car.