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Brevard County

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  • Ferguson shows need for police cameras

    Ferguson shows need for police cameras
    Once again, our nation is embroiled in civil unrest. Once again, the outrage stems from competing narratives, where some people see only what they want to see. And once again, video footage — perhaps the one thing that would actually settle...
  • Did magical dog jail a 4th innocent man?

    In hindsight, it's hard to believe that John Preston and his magical dog were ever allowed to testify in court. Preston's claims — that his dog could track scents through water, even years after a suspect supposedly left them — were...
  • State lets innocent languish in prison

    When James Bain was released from prison last week after 35 years, he wanted two things: A glazed doughnut. And to hug his mother. The scene -- a grateful and humble 54-year-old man emerging from a cell after science indisputably proved his innocence --...
  • A Florida treat: Take a short walk on a long pier

    A Florida treat: Take a short walk on a long pier
    When Jimmy Buffett was singing about a cheeseburger in paradise, his vision likely didn't revolve around the cold and rainy afternoon that was the backdrop for my road trip to the Venice pier, 26 miles south of Sarasota on Florida's Gulf Coast. A...
  • New Bahamas trip departs from Melbourne

    New Bahamas trip departs from Melbourne
    I don't know much about Melbourne International Airport. Heck, I can't say that I've ever taken a flight out of there, although the airport's three runways currently serve Delta Air Lines, Direct Air, US Airways, Baer Air and Airgate Aviation. What...
  • Sand becomes art at this fall festival in Brevard

    Sand becomes art at this fall festival in Brevard
    My experiences with sand castles are inauspicious. On the beach, I'm more likely to have sand kicked in my face than to employ it in the creation of some miniature architectural gem. My lumpy, cup-shaped mounds of mud are quickly washed away and, trust...
  • Much-lighter 'Family Man' still hawks used cars

    Much-lighter 'Family Man' still hawks used cars
    Let's face it: The automotive business is no fun right now. Where's the Family Man when you need him? Actually, he's right here, on Aurora Road in Melbourne, where he has been since 1993. The sprawling patchwork of small buildings is surrounded by dozens...
  • Innovation Way East disguised as jobs creator

    Economic development has reached a new low in Orange County. The landowners for the proposed Innovation Way East are trying to win approval for their 6,300-home development in the eastern reaches of the county by tying it to a far-from-guarenteed deal to...
  • Venture dollars needed on Space Coast

    For companies like XCOR Aerospace, crucial venture-capital dollars can be hard to come by. In recent decades, there has not been a strong tradition of venture-capital investment in the aerospace sector. Combine that with Florida's generally lackluster...
  • Rollover danger remains with us

    Steven Cole Smith, Sentinel columnist We haven't heard much about rollover accidents since the Ford Explorer-Firestone tire debacle peaked in 2001, but judging from recent news reports, they are still with us. Boy, are they. Some of them related to tire...
  • How many more are innocent?

    Last weekend, we looked at the case of Bill Dillon, the Brevard County resident imprisoned for 27 years before DNA tests set him free. That, however, is only part of a bigger story of twisted justice in Central Florida -- an unsolved mystery that begs...