Latest Melbourne News

Police kill Florida Tech student armed with 'edged weapon'

Dec. 04, 2021 17:43 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities killed a Florida Institute of Technology student who lunged at a police officer with an "edged weapon" on the college campus Friday night, police said. The Melbourne Police Department on Saturday said 18-year-old Alhaji M. Sow, of...

European prospects eye Australian springboard to NBA

Nov. 30, 2021 10:29 AM EST

There's a new stopover for European prospects who hope their journeys lead to the NBA draft: Australia. The Next Stars program of the National Basketball League has groomed the likes of LaMelo Ball and Josh Giddey and has now added young European players to its ranks for...

Fryer fires, 911 calls make holidays busy for 1st responders

Nov. 27, 2021 03:14 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — While many police departments around Brevard say Thanksgiving is an average day for them, fire departments receive many calls about accidents related to cooking, fire officials said. These calls can include reports of stove fires, turkey fryer...

Florida Tech and Heinz grow space tomatoes for ketchup

Nov. 20, 2021 03:11 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — For decades, anybody searching for the “taste” of the Apollo moon program could reach for those little packets of freeze-dried ice cream that were created to bring America’s first astronauts some ersatz comfort food on their journey to the lunar surface. ...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 30, 2021 00:52 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= American Collegiate 22, Surge Academy 12 Andrew Jackson 26, West Nassau County 13 Armwood 20, Wharton 13 Baker County 42, Suwannee 21 Bartow 44, George Jenkins 7 ...

Wild winds in Australia leave thousands without power

Oct. 29, 2021 01:40 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Wild winds in the city of Melbourne and across the Australian state of Victoria overnight tore off roofs, downed trees and left more than 450,000 homes without power. Energy manager AEMO said Friday the damage was severe and warned that some...

Trading shots: Lawmakers differ on Aussie Open vaccinations

Oct. 27, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The back-and-forth debate over unvaccinated tennis players being allowed to contest the Australian Open in January heightened Wednesday with the prime minister and a state political leader trading shots on points of difference. Prime Minister...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 23, 2021 00:52 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= All Saints 55, Old Plank Christian 0 Alonso 52, Robinson 17 Armwood 41, Wiregrass Ranch 11 Atlantic Community 41, Blanche Ely 13 Auburndale 37, Eau Gallie 23 ...

Prospect of no jab, no visa for Australian Open tennis stars

Oct. 19, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

Elite tennis players are being urged to get a COVID-19 vaccination or risk missing the Australian Open next January. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews, whose state hosts the season-opening major at Melbourne Park, has already introduced a vaccine mandate for professional...

Sydney opens to vaccinated after 100-plus days of lockdown

Oct. 10, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Sydney hairdressers, gyms, cafés and bars reopened to fully vaccinated customers on Monday for the first time in more than 100 days after Australia’s largest city achieved a vaccination benchmark. Sydney planned to reopen on the Monday...