Micco, FLsebastiandaily.com

Man Accused of Beating Girlfriend in Micco

On Saturday, Brevard County deputies arrested a man in Micco after allegedly beating up his girlfriend and causing her sternum to be fractured. Deputies responded to the 3600 block of Iris Lane in Micco about a disturbance. The victim told law enforcement that her boyfriend, identified as 36-year-old Jeremy Scott Cayo, became increasingly “physically abusive” with her the night before following an argument, the affidavit said.
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Palm Bay, FLWESH

Palm Bay Walmart closing for building to be sanitized

Wamart is closing a Florida location temporarily so it can be cleaned. As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, the store location at 1040 Malabar Road, Palm Bay, will be closed to give cleaning crews time to thoroughly clean and sanitize the building. The location will remain closed through Wednesday, July 28,...
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Sebastian, FLsebastiandaily.com

Damien Gilliams and Son Plead Not Guilty, Demand Jury Trial

One day before their arraignment, Damien Gilliams and his son Damien Lee Fey Gilliams entered a plea of not guilty and will now demand a jury trial. As a result, a new hearing will take place on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. The father and son face a charge of filing a false police report of an alleged crime.
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Indian River County, FLcbs12.com

Remembering Adam Walsh, 40 years later

40-years ago today, 6-year old Adam Walsh was with his mother at a shopping mall when he disappeared. A lot of people still remember what it was like living through the search for Adam, one that made its way into homes around the country. Adam's disappearance sparked a massive search for the who was kidnapped from a South Florida mall after his mom briefly left him alone in the toy department of a store.
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Large Alligator Removed From Florida Home During Late Night Visit: ‘Seeing Them Is Normal But Not On My Welcome Mat’

BREVARD COUNTY (CBSMiami) – A Florida family is giving thanks to their dog for alerting them to an unwanted visitor in the middle of the night. It was a seven and a half foot alligator which decided it wanted to hang out on the front porch instead of a nearby canal. On a social media post, Steffany Spratling said her dog started barking which alerted them to the 2:00 a.m. visitor. “He was hanging out next to a single pane window that my dog sleeps by and was a good distance away from the canal,” she posted. Spratling called police and thanked them...
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Medical tent helps Health First prepare for more COVID-19 patients

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — With COVID-19 cases starting to spike again in Brevard County, area hospitals are taking precautionary measures to make sure they can handle any influx in COVID in-patients they receive. On Tuesday, Health First erected a hospital tent outside of the emergency room entrance at Holmes Regional...
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Lakeland woman bitten by shark off Cocoa Beach

A Lakeland woman survived a scary encounter with a shark over the weekend off at Cocoa Beach. Katie Woods was bitten several times by a juvenile bull shark off Cocoa Beach. A shark expert provides tips for staying safe in shark territory. The shark, which was later identified as a...
Palm Bay, FLcbs12.com

Woman accused of keeping autistic child caged

PALM BAY, Fla. (CBS12) — A Palm Bay woman is in the Brevard County Jail accused of keeping her autistic child in a cage at night. Melissa Doss, 43, told police she did so to keep the child from leaving the house. Police were called to a home on Saturday...
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Florida Woman Kept Autistic Child Locked Inside Cage: Police

A Florida woman is facing several charges after being accused of abusing children in her care, including keeping a severely autistic child locked inside a wood and metal cage. Melissa Doss, 43, was taken into custody by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office earlier this week and is facing three charges of child neglect and one charge of aggravated child abuse, according to police records obtained by NBC affiliate WFLA.
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Osceola reinstates mask requirement at county facilities

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Osceola County is reinstating a mask requirement at county facilities as coronavirus cases increase in Central Florida and across the U.S. Social distancing requirements for employees and visitors have also been reinstated, according to the department of health. The change came Tuesday after the latest mask...
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Police: Fla. woman kept autistic child in cage

PALM BAY, Fla. (WESH) – A Florida woman was arrested after allegedly keeping a severely autistic child in a cage. Melissa Doss, 42, faces charges of aggravated child abuse and child neglect. Over the weekend, her neighbors called 911 to report a young juvenile had climbed over their fence and...