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  • Disneyland honors free ticket won by woman over 30 years ago

    LOS ANGELES – A California woman recently used a free Disneyland ticket she won 34 years ago, according to the Los Angeles Times. Tamia Richardson was 14 when she won a free ticket during a 30th anniversary promotion at the theme park in 1985.  Richardson recently found the ticket, originally valued at $16.50, in a box of keepsakes. On Thursday, Richardson was able to exchange the old ticket for a new pass valid at both Disneyland and California Adventure Park. Richardson […]

  • A special bond: Sanitation worker surprises boy with toy truck

    JENKS, Okla. — A sanitation worker in Oklahoma surprised a boy with a toy last week, according to the city of Jenks. Aaron Mitchell, who works at American Waste Control, would regularly see and interact with the boy along his route. The boy would stand outside to greet the sanitation workers in any type of weather. On Thursday, Mitchell delivered a brand new toy recycle truck to the little boy – all wrapped in a Mickey Mouse gift bag with […]

  • Engineering grad’s clever electronic cap decoration almost caused a bomb scare

    A computer engineering graduate got his diploma and one heck of a story because the DIY electronic decoration on his graduation cap looked a bit like a bomb. Can Cevik told CNN that police stopped him on Monday evening at a security entrance as he was walking into Florida International University’s graduation ceremony. They were suspicious of the gadget, which had a flashing, digital display that was connected to a 9-volt battery and electronic boards with red, black, yellow and […]

  • Dow plunges after Powell says not to expect further rate cuts

    The Dow fell as much as 450 points Wednesday afternoon after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that the quarter-point rate cut that the Fed had approved earlier in the day was a one-off. “We are thinking of it as a mid-cycle adjustment to policy,” Powell said during a press conference Wednesday. “I’m contrasting it with the beginning of a lengthy cutting cycle.” The market had initially interpreted the Fed’s statement about the rate cut, its first since 2008, to […]

  • Rattlesnake and radioactive uranium found during Oklahoma traffic stop

    GUTHRIE, Okla. – Two people were arrested in Oklahoma after police stopped a stolen car and found a rattlesnake, radioactive uranium, and an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe, according to KFOR. Stephen Jennings is charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, transporting an open container of liquor, operating a vehicle with a suspended license, and failure to carry security verification form. Rachael Rivera is charged with possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction. The traffic stop was made […]

  • Family involved in Disneyland brawl denied it happened, according to police

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — The family allegedly involved in a brawl that broke out at Mickey’s Toontown in Disneyland last week have denied anything ever happened, according to police. The family was “uncooperative” when police responded to the park, and there was no video available at the time, so officers did not make any arrests, said Anaheim Police Sgt. Daron Wyatt. In response to a tweet questioning the ongoing investigation into the fight, Anaheim police responded Tuesday saying, “the parties involved […]

  • Ross Perot dead at 89

    Ross Perot, best known for his third-party run in the 1992 presidential race, died on Tuesday. He was 89. In a statement, his family said the world lost “a true American patriot and a man of rare vision, integrity and deep kindness:” “The ground-breaking businessman and loving husband, brother, father and grandfather, passed away on July 9, 2019, at his home in Dallas, surrounded by his devoted family. He was 89 years old.” His family also posted a full obituary […]

  • Target will offer discount to teachers for school supplies

    Target is offering a 15 percent discount from July 13-20 to help teachers buy classroom supplies. Teachers need to enter their teacher ID information on a verification form to confirm they are a teacher in order to get the coupon. Target said if more information is necessary, they will take any document that ties your name or email address to an education system. Interested teachers can also go in-store to a cashier for assistance. The discount also applies to people […]

  • Duane ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ Chapman reveals Beth’s final words

    Hours after Beth Chapman died her husband, Duane “Dog” Chapman, said she spent her final hours on earth worrying about her family. Chapman tearfully spoke to local reporters about the love of his life who lost her battle with cancer Wednesday at the age of 51. “When she had an attack I didn’t know anything to do but to say ‘in Jesus’ name’ and hold her,” he said. “And when I said ‘in Jesus’ name’ she said, ‘Say it again, […]

  • Star Wars fanatics are spending $25,000 for a custom droid at Disneyland

    It seems no price is too high for some “Star Wars” fans. When Disneyland opened Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in May, a wave of new merchandise came with it. Among the $200 lightsabers and $400 stormtrooper helmets, one item stands out: A $25,000 droid-building experience. The life-size custom “Astromech Unit” droids, which stand 3.5-feet tall, are mirror images of the ones in the iconic films. And in addition to selecting the color scheme and design, the lucky customers get to […]

  • Another American tourist died in her hotel room in the Dominican Republic

    Another US tourist has died in the Dominican Republic, bringing to eight the number of Americans to die in the country over the past year. Leyla Cox, 53, died June 10 in her hotel room, Excellence Resorts in Punta Cana confirmed to CNN on Sunday. Officials in the Dominican Republic have called the deaths isolated events as they work to reassure travelers their country is safe. “In the last five years, over 30 million tourists have visited the Dominican Republic, […]

  • Disney hides Pixar Easter eggs inside Google Street View of Toy Story Land

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Never underestimate Disney’s attention to detail (and Pixar’s love for Easter eggs). Since the first Toy Story film, Pixar has become famous for inserting Easter eggs in its films and shorts. So, when it came time to capture Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida, the creative team at Disney saw an opportunity to take the tradition to an immersive medium. The creative team at Disney worked with Pixar to identify 8 unique Easter eggs that […]

  • ‘Greatest day of my life’: WWII veteran reunites with lover after 75 years

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — They say true love stands the test of time, but there are few examples that test time as much as World War II veteran K.T. Robbins’ love story. Robbins still has mementos from serving five years in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was unloading cans of lard one day when an 18-year-old woman and two children asked if they could have the leftovers. “I said great, have them all,” Staff Sergeant Robbins told WREG. “We didn’t […]

  • Country singer Granger Smith’s 3-year-old son dies in ‘tragic accident’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Country singer Granger Smith announced on Thursday his 3-year-old son, River Kelly Smith, recently died in a “tragic accident.” Smith, who was scheduled to appear at a concert in Kansas City Thursday, said he and his wife, Amber, chose to donate River’s organs “so that other children will be given a second chance at life.” Smith shared the following statement on Facebook: “Our family is devastated and heartbroken, but we take solace in knowing he is with […]

  • The ultimate insider’s guide to Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Walt Disney Company celebrated the dedication of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on Wednesday in a ceremony at Disneyland Park. Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger unveiled the largest single-themed land expansion ever in a Disney park. Iger was joined in front of the Millennium Falcon by Star Wars icons including George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Billy Dee Williams. The land opens to the general public on May 31, and also at Disney’s Hollywood Studios […]

  • Tim Conway, ‘Carol Burnett Show’ star, dies at 85

    Actor and comedian Tim Conway, best known for his work on “The Carol Burnett Show,” died on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, according to his publicist. Conway was 85. He had been battling a longtime illness prior to his death, Howard Bragman, Conway’s representative, told CNN. He was not suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, Bragman said. Conway won three Emmys for co-starring in “The Carol Burnett Show,” which ran from 1967 to 1978, and a fourth as a member […]

  • Google ‘Thanos’ and watch what happens

    Easter may be over, but Google has a special “Avengers: Endgame”-themed “Easter egg” in honor of the blockbuster film. An “Easter egg” is a popular term that refers to a hidden message. Here’s how it works: Google the name of the bad guy from the film — that would be Thanos — and click or tap on the Infinity Gauntlet. That causes “the snap,” which makes half of the results disappear. Want them to come back? Just click or tap […]

  • Here’s everything coming and going on Netflix in May

    Netflix announced on Wednesday several titles that will be added to the streaming service in May, including season 1 of Charmed and season 4 of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Several titles will also be leaving the service in May. Here’s the full list: Avail. 5/1/19 Knock Down The House — NETFLIX FILM This rousing documentary follows four extraordinary women—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin—who take on the congressional establishment by mounting grassroots campaigns and building a […]

  • FBI: Woman connected to Colorado school threats is dead

    CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. — The woman at the center of a massive manhunt for allegedly making threats against schools in the Denver metro area is dead, the FBI confirmed on Wednesday. Earlier Wednesday, the FBI confirmed “investigative activity” near the base of Mt. Evans. Less than 30 minutes later, the FBI said: “UPDATE: THERE IS NO LONGER A THREAT TO THE COMMUNITY. More information to follow shortly.” Officials did not provide any additional details about Sol Pais, the 18-year-old woman at […]

  • ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ trailer is finally here

    The wait is over. On Friday, Disney and LucasFilm released a new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. “Every generation has a legend. Watch the brand-new teaser for Star Wars: Episode IX.” The film, also referred to as Star Wars Episode IX, will be released on December 20. The trailer was released during the Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago. Here is the official event description from Disney: “Sharing in the excitement of new books, comics, movies, […]

  • Car crashes into California gym, hits man on treadmill

    CULVER CITY, Calif. – An SUV crashed through the window of a California gym last month and struck a man standing on a treadmill, according to KTLA. Samuel Kiwasz was standing on a treadmill at Anytime Fitness in Culver City around 6 a.m. when a red SUV crashed through the front of the building. “It was really scary” Kiwasz told KTLA. “I… saw my life flash before me.” Kiwasz sustained minor injuries. “When you go through something like that you learned […]

  • Gasoline poured on baseball field, set on fire to ‘dry the field quicker’

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Officials in Connecticut said a “poor decision” was made when 24 gallons of gasoline was poured on a baseball field on Saturday and set on fire to “dry the field quicker.” According to town officials, the Ridgefield High school baseball game was delayed due to wet field conditions on Saturday. Officials posted a statement on Facebook: “A poor decision was made (and being looked into by the RPD) to “dry the field quicker” and 24 gallons of gasoline was […]

  • Auburn University gymnast breaks both legs while performing in competition

    BATON ROUGE, La. – A star gymnast at Auburn University had to be carted out of Friday’s NCAA gymnastics regional in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on a stretcher after breaking both her legs and dislocating both her knees during her floor routine. Samantha Cerio, a 5-foot senior from Huntersville, North Carolina, was attempting a handspring double front on her first tumbling pass when she landed awkwardly and suffered the gruesome injury. Trainers and medical staff tended to Cerio for almost 10 minutes before […]

  • Man on road trip finds lost dog, returns months later to adopt her

    LOVELAND, MAINE — A Maine man on a cross-country road trip through Colorado found a dog on a hiking trail, took her to get treated at a local humane society, and eventually returned to adopt her as his own, according to KMGH. “My purpose was to ski as much as I could,” said Matthew Glatz. Glatz, originally from Portland, Maine, decided to spend his winter in a truck camper driving across the country. Part of that journey included stopping to […]

  • Unused cafeteria food turned into take-home meals for students

    ELKHART, Ind. – An Indiana school district has partnered with a non-profit organization for a pilot program to make sure kids get enough to eat at home, WSBT reports. Students at Elkhart Community Schools get breakfast and lunch at school, but sometimes they may be without food at home on the weekends. The district has partnered with the non-profit organization Cultivate to provide weekend food to a group of students at the elementary school by using unused cafeteria food. “Mostly, […]

  • Michigan 12-year-old fed up with potholes; fills them himself

    MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. –  A 12-year-old Michigan boy decided to “take action” and fill a pothole that apparently popped a tire on his mom’s car. With a shovel in hand, Monte Scott filled the pothole, according to WXMI. Monte used dirt from his backyard and a trash can to fill the pothole. “I decided to take action,” Scott said. He said there are more than 50 potholes on his street. Monte’s good deed did not go unnoticed. After a video was […]

  • Disney to ban oversized strollers, smoking inside theme parks

    Disney will soon ban oversized strollers, smoking, and “loose or dry ice” inside its theme parks in Florida and California. The changes, effective May 1, were confirmed in a statement on Disney’s website. According to the new policy, strollers larger than 31 inches wide and 52 inches long will no longer be allowed inside the parks. The current policy allows all strollers smaller than 36 inches wide. “The good news – many strollers on the market, including many double jogging […]

  • Alex Trebek diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer

    Alex Trebek announced on Wednesday he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The 78-year-old ‘Jeopardy!’ host shared the news in a video message. Trebek said he was diagnosed earlier this week. Trebek told TMZ in 2008 he would consider retiring after 2020. He has hosted ‘Jeopardy!’ since 1984. Here’s the full message from Trebek: “Hi everyone, I have some news to share with all of you and it’s in keeping with my longtime policy of being open and transparent with our […]

  • King Kong Bundy dead at 61

    Wrestling legend King Kong Bundy has died at the age of 61, according to the WWE. Bundy was called the “walking condominium” due to his impressive size: 6’4”, 458 pounds. According to the WWE, he was so dominant that he demanded a five count instead of the traditional three in order to show his opponents were incapable of getting up. WWE is saddened to learn that King Kong Bundy has passed away. — WWE (@WWE) March 5, 2019 He broke […]

  • Luke Perry dead at 52

    Luke Perry died on Monday after suffering a “massive stroke” last week, according to his publicist. He was 52. Perry rose to fame in the ’90s for his role on Fox’s hit series “Beverly Hills, 90210,” from 1990 to 2000. His most recent role was Fred Andrews on CW’s “Riverdale.” According to his publicist, Luke was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiance Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister […]

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