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Past articles by Tyler:

Dash cam video shows gunfight between Brevard deputies and suspect after 'ambush' attack

Video shows the suspect suddenly opening fire with an AR-style rifle during a traffic stop near West Melbourne → Read More

Over 600 daily COVID cases recorded in Brevard County; Positivity rate reaches 24%

Brevard County had 620 cases per day on average last week, an increase of 72 cases per day from the week before. → Read More

Brevard COVID-19 cases keep climbing with 'quite substantial' increase in last week

Brevard's emergency management director says there have been "cascading effects" in local medical community as a result of surge in COVID-19 cases. → Read More

Homicide investigation underway after woman found dead in Titusville

No details were immediately available after a woman was reported dead on Coquina Boulevard Saturday. → Read More

City of Titusville issues boil-water notice after E. coli detected

Titusville city officials did not indicate what caused the water to be contaminated; water shouldn't be used without boiling it first. → Read More

Melbourne firefighter Scott Allender dies of COVID-19

The 22-year veteran of Melbourne Fire Department died Wednesday after battling COVID-19 since July. → Read More

Florida Agriculture Commissioner suspends concealed-carry permits of Capitol riot suspects

As of Tuesday evening, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried had not released the names of the 22 suspects whose permits were being suspended. → Read More

Dentists and residents press Pritchett, County Commission on fluoridation in Mims

Mims residents complained not only about the decision to remove fluoride from the water but also the process chosen by the commission to restore it. → Read More

Mims residents express desire to put fluoride back in local water

If two-thirds of Mims residents answer "yes" on a ballot attached to their water bill, fluoridation will resume. → Read More

Report of two missing girls in Merritt Island likely unfounded, sheriff's officials say

Brevard County Sheriff's Office deputies searched all night but could not find the girls or any evidence of their existence → Read More

Vehicle fire closes northbound I-95 near Melbourne

No details were immediately available on the cause of the fire or if anyone was injured. → Read More

Jury finds former Brevard deputy Yousef Hafza not guilty in fatal shooting

The jury found former Brevard County deputy Yousef Hafza not guilty of all chargs. → Read More

Newly appointed Cocoa police chief addresses the media and the public

“The more I've talked to people in the community, I get more and more excited about this opportunity," said Evander Collier IV. → Read More

Watch Live: Gov. Ron DeSantis stops Wednesday at Satellite Beach Police Department

Gov. Ron DeSantis is scheduled to hold a news conference at the Satellite Beach Police Department shortly before noon Wednesday. You can also watch the news conference live on our FLORIDA TODAY Facebook page. Contact Vazquez at tvazquez@floridatoday.com, 321-917-7491 or on Twitter @tyler_vazquez. Support his work by subscribing to FloridaToday.com. → Read More

COVID-19 in Brevard, May 1: 138 new cases, 642 more vaccinated

Of the the Florida residents tested in Brevard on Friday, 2,090 tested negative, making for a daily positivity rate of 6.2%. → Read More

Interim Cocoa Police Chief John Hankins retires after more than 30 years with Police Department

He is one of the first Department of Defense-certified SWAT tactical medics in Brevard County → Read More

Armed robbery suspect sought by Palm Bay police

Surveillance footage from the scene shows a masked man entering and exiting the restaurant through a rear entrance. → Read More

COVID-19 in Brevard, April 24: County adds 172 cases, 3,059 vaccinations

Distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to begin again after 11-day pause due to rare blood clotting disorder. → Read More

State Atty Archer finds in favor of Brevard deputy in Cocoa teens' fatal shooting

Sheriff's Deputy Jafet Santiago-Miranda shot and killed Angelo "A.J." Crooms, 16, and his friend Sincere Pierce, 18 Nov. 13, 2020 during a traffic stop → Read More

No injuries reported after Air Show plane makes emergency water landing south of Cocoa Beach

A video posted to Twitter Saturday afternoon showed the single-engine plane make a "soft" landing in the shallow waters near Cocoa Beach. → Read More