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Nearly a week after gunfire sprayed across Lipscomb Park, sending hundreds gathered to celebrate Easter running for safety, Kenny Johnson is back in the south Melbourne neighborhood where he grew up.
"We were a big family back then," said Jeff Kraynik, a retired officer who went through the police academy with Grogan and Johnson in the mid-1980s.

Palm Bay police say that police in Polk County have located the possible gunman in Friday's double shooting in Palm Bay, according to a Palm Bay Police press release. Derrick Flowers, 31, is suspected of a double homicide that occurred outside a home ...
Fort Pierce, Fla. -- A Daytona Beach man, Anthony William Carpino, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to committing four bank robberies.
Riordan said 33 law enforcement officers responded to the scene, including some from the Palm Bay and West Melbourne police departments and the Brevard County Sheriff's Office. The Rev. Tanya Greene, senior pastor of the Destiny Life Church, about a ...
According to Melbourne police Commander Heath Sanders, two black males drove into the park area, off Monroe Street, after 7 p.m.

Long-term costs of police responding to domestic abuse situations, EMT's being called to deal with medical issues related to homebound seniors not eating properly, and the other problems created by a lack of funding for these programs will far surpass ...
According to West Melbourne police Sgt. Michelle Page, the suspect entered the bank, located at 115 Palm Bay Road, and told the teller he would like to make a withdrawal.
police in West Melbourne are looking for a man who robbed a bank late Thursday. The crime happened at 6 p.m. at Chase Bank in the 100 block of Palm Bay Road, police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Page said. the suspect walked into the bank and passed ...
Florence Ann Worsham, 57, of Emerson Drive NW, Palm Bay, Florida, faces a misdemeanor charge of making threats over the telephone.
Palm Bay police said the firearm accident happened at the Port Malabar rifle and pistol Club at 610 Hurley Blvd. S.W. Martin Byrnes was setting down a gun when it fired several times, police Lt. Mike Bandish said. One of the bullets struck Byrnes in ...
A father and daughter went to jail after selling pot brownies that sent two teenagers to the hospital last week, according to the Palm Bay police Department. Robert Desmond Johnson, 38, of Palm Bay, and his 17-year-old old daughter were each charged ...
Two right lanes of Interstate 95 southbound have been closed after a crash near the Malabar Road exit. The crash occurred at approximately 4:18 p.m.
"We discovered it came from a Bayside high school student, and the brownies were distributed at a Heritage high school game," said Palm Bay Lt. Mike Bandish. "Obviously, the two kids who ate the brownies didn't know the full dosage, and they got sick.".
Two Florida high school students were hospitalized after eating pot brownies made by a peer's father, police said.
Later that day, O'Rourke married his bride, Virginia and had a good story to tell at the reception. Some attendees at the wedding included Florida highway patrol troopers he had worked with in the past. O'Rourke said he remembered one of them saying ...
Pot-laced brownies landed two Brevard County high school students in the hospital, and police said the brownies were sold by a 17-year-old girl and made by her father.

In just four days, the Brevard County community has raised more than $18,000 for a Palm Bay family who lost their son Wednesday.
A man was shot Monday morning after his rifle malfunctioned at a gun range in Palm Bay, according to police officials.
Palm Bay firefighters were handling a couple of brush fires Saturday afternoon in the southwest area of the city, officials said.
investigative reporter John Torres and Florida TODAY should be commended for their hard work in the "murder on the Space Coast" podcast series, bringing injustice to light when wrongful convictions have sent innocent men to prison for decades.
My question is, who's making money off this situation? Ernest Lee, Melbourne. #equalpay ... no matter the job? To reply to Ms. Corinne Bragg's April 6 letter in Florida TODAY: She leaves out a couple of pieces of information that are certainly of ...
Tourism officials credit the boost in spring break visitors to several factors. One is the improving economy. Another is the timing of Easter, which is a busy period for vacations to Florida. Easter was March 27 .... It's mostly parking issues that ...
citizen complaints, School Board recommendations and city staff observations were the key factors for five Palm Bay schools being selected for state-funded traffic improvements, officials said.
They tried to resuscitate him," said Lt. Mike Bandish, spokesman for the Palm Bay police Department, adding that a crowd of onlookers - including school children, watched in horror as the scene unfolded.
In March, the Florida Department of Transportation also granted the Palm Bay police Department money to have officers work overtime to patrol areas deemed high risk for cyclists and pedestrians.
MELBOURNE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Melbourne police arrested a former apartment complex handyman accused of stealing cash from inside an apartment.
Palm Bay police said the unidentified fourth-grade student was riding his bicycle home from Odyssey Charter school's elementary campus when he was struck by a Chevy 2500 truck.
PALM BAY, Fla. - A fourth-grader was killed Wednesday when he was hit by a car while riding his bicycle, police said. The child was ... police said the boy was riding out of the parking lot and had just left school for the day. No other details were ...
TITUSVILLE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A ceiling charred and a blown-out electrical panel are part of the aftermath from a lightning strike to the top of a home on garden Street in Titusville.
Riding to remember - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather. SITE SEARCH .... police in the Pennsylvania town of Newville say they arrested a man for drunken driving on March 19, while the Newburg man was wearing a green St. Patrick's Day ...
Allen Harold Turner Jr. was charged with attempted murder and unlawful discharge of a firearm after Melbourne police investigated a shooting that took place at Shull Manor Apartments off of University Boulevard on March 31.
A fourth-grade student riding his bicycle home from Odyssey Charter school's elementary campus was struck by a vehicle and died from his injuries Wednesday, Palm Bay police said. The crash occurred about 2 p.m. on Eldron Boulevard north of Bayside ...
Palm Bay and Brevard County Fire Rescue fire engines were at the site. The cause of the fire was not immediately determined.
Randy Fine, R-Palm Bay, has proposed House Bill 17, which, the Orlando Sentinel reports, "would prohibit local governments from imposing new regulations on businesses, professions or occupations unless the restrictions are specifically authorized by ...
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin will take flight once again, this time with the world-renowned Thunderbirds at the Melbourne Air & Space Show on Sunday.
"We are aware that some Central Florida customers may still experiencing issues related to their video services. Our engineers continue to actively work to restore services.
Naples city leaders are worried a proposed Florida House bill would strip them of power to regulate businesses. "If we can't regulate, then anything could happen," said City manager Bill Moss.
Gary's partial palm-print was found on a closet in Helen's Palm Bay trailer. But he told police he had .... It was in industrial, not a good part of town and anyway they call the police and the police arrive and Sue Cobb is in the back bedroom with 17 ...
July 7-8, 2016 - Five police officers are killed and seven other officers and two civilians are wounded when a sniper fires ambush-style during a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas.
A Palm Bay woman was arrested this week after her dog was found completely emaciated. I mean, the thing ... police said the dogs were kept in the back yard with no food or water.
July 7-8, 2016 - Five police officers are killed and seven other officers and two civilians are wounded when a sniper fires ambush-style during a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas.
A crash near Eastern Florida State College has traffic stopped on San Filippo Drive, Palm Bay police said. The crash happened about 12:45 p.m.
Brevard County, Florida - Palm Bay police have arrested 54-year-old Claire Louise Mimier, of Evergreen Street, in Palm Bay for Felony Animal Cruelty and Misdemeanor Animal Cruelty against 'Carrie.' Brevard County Animal Control Officers ...
Traffic Alert: U.S. 1 near Malabar Road has been shut down for police activity. Investigators were looking at a suspicious package or item in or along Marie Street, located west of U.S.
An emaciated dog has been hospitalized and her owner has been charged with felony cruelty, according to Palm Bay police. Claire Mimier, 54, of the 500 block of Evergreen Street Northeast, was also charged Monday with a misdemeanor charge of animal ...
The Cocoa police Department was in charge of the State Road 520 intersections while bikers were crossing there. In the future, should there be another such race, I would hope the organizers would notify all ... "money for storm cleanup dries up ...
Palm Bay, specifically the area near Castaway Shores, is the latest victim of the stench that binds us all together. Drift algae is the culprit, as it has excess nitrogen and .... police say it was not a terrorist attack. The Cincinnati Enquirer ...
One of the latest involved two hooded men firing shots in a Palm Bay home earlier this month. police said in a number of cases involving shootings, including drive-by shootings, the victims and the shooters may know each other.
The bagged item found outside a Melbourne shopping plaza Thursday has been confirmed as a destructive device made up of a bottle containing liquid, metal items and wiring, according to Florida Today news partner News 6. Melbourne police said Saturday ...





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