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  • One driver’s dream will become reality in the Daytona 500

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) – NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin cannot wait to get his No. 11 car back. It has been sitting on display inside the Motorsports Hall of Fame outside Daytona International Speedway for the past year. That is just one of the honors of being a Daytona 500 champion. The winning driver’s car goes on display inside the museum. This is the stuff of racing legends. Daytona is not just a destination, it is one of the symbols […]

  • Noah Gragson gives Earnhardt another win at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Noah Gragson won his first career Xfinity Series race when Saturday’s opener was stopped on the final lap by a crash well behind the winning JR Motorsports Chevrolet. It was the third consecutive win at Daytona for a car fielded by Dale Earnhardt Jr., his sister and Rick Hendrick in what they consider a family business. “It never gets old, man,” Earnhardt Jr. said. “I don’t expect I will do it ever again as a […]

  • 5th straight sellout for season-opening Daytona 500

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 is a sellout for the fifth consecutive year. Daytona International Speedway announced Thursday that all reserved grandstand seats have been purchased for the 62nd running of “The Great American Race.” Track president Chip Wile says “we have the most loyal and passionate fans in sports and we are forever grateful for their support.” Some specialty tickets remain, including access to premium hospitality areas, the infield and the pre-race concert featuring country/pop star […]

  • Driver arrested following pursuit that ends in crash along Chiefs parade route

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police arrested at least one person on Wednesday after a police pursuit ended in a crash near a crowd gathered for the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade, according to WDAF. The incident happened around 8:20 a.m. at 20th and Pershing. Police stopped the suspect with what they call a ‘PIT maneuver.’ For the latest updates, visit

  • ‘Countdown to Daytona’ to get you ready for racing season

    TAMPA, Fla. (NEXSTAR) — The NASCAR season kicks off in a couple weeks with the Daytona 500 and racing fans will get unique digital coverage you won’t find anywhere else!  Beginning Wednesday, February 12, we’ll launch a daily “Countdown to Daytona” program designed to build excitement leading to the big race. The streams will feature special stories, insightful analysis and interviews with the biggest names in NASCAR.  The digital programming will be hosted by WFLA’s Dan Lucas, WFLA’s J.B. Biunno […]

  • Inside the Miami Super Bowl tailgate that’ll set you back $875

    MIAMI (NEXSTAR) — The countdown comes to an end because game day is finally here! While you may be working overtime in your kitchen to prepare your super-sized big game spread, many people in Miami will be participating in tailgate events.  And as you might imagine, that means some people will be shelling out big bucks to party in style! Chef Aaron May is among a lineup of celebrity chefs cooking up creations at the 2020 Players Tailgate. “We started working […]

  • Chiefs groundskeeper who worked 11 Super Bowls finally gets to watch one in stands with his wife

    MIAMI — The Kansas City Chiefs organization sent every single employee and one guest down to the Super Bowl this weekend, all expenses paid. WDAF met one employee whose trip is extra special. Doug Schallenberg is soaking it all in. He’s been on the grounds crew for the Chiefs for 40 years and he’s done the groundskeeping for 11 Super Bowls. He’s never been able to sit in the stands and actually watch the game with his wife. “It`s a […]

  • What time is the Super Bowl? When is halftime?

    DALLAS, Texas (NEXSTAR) — Super Bowl Sunday is here!  And yes, it can be pretty confusing to figure out when things start and how you should plan your day.  Here are some key questions answered about Super Bowl Sunday: What time does the Super Bowl start? Kickoff from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami will happen around 6:30 p.m. ET. What channel is the game on? This year, the Super Bowl will air on FOX.  You can also watch it for […]

  • See Miami’s massive murals dedicated to Super Bowl LIV

    MIAMI (NEXSTAR) — As we approach kickoff in Miami, fans are soaking in the scenery in the Magic City including the Wynwood Art District.  The area is known for its chic and trendy artistic flare – a must see for tourists. The popular attraction is a unique outdoor destination featuring massive murals from talented international artists.  For blocks, art covers walls from top to bottom. “This Wynwood area, I am very impressed,” said Anthony Daughtery, a 49ers fan. “This is […]

  • Disney just released amazing video of a swinging Spider-Man Stuntronics figure

    Disney just released a teaser video that shows a swinging Spider-Man Stuntronics figure that will be featured in the upcoming Avengers Campus opening at Disney California Adventure Park in California this summer. According to Disney, guests “may be able to catch a glimpse of the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man himself swinging above the rooftops of Avengers Campus.” In 2018, Disney shared video of its first Stuntronics figure, an autonomous robot stunt double named Stickman that look very similar to the teaser video shared by Disney on Thursday. […]

  • Big Game Bound: Reid’s air attack or Shanahan’s power ground game?

    MIAMI, Fla. — These days, the offenses get marquee billing on football’s grandest stage. But which offensive attack is best-equipped to win the Super Bowl this Sunday, Andy Reid’s high-octane aerial attack or Kyle Shanahan’s power ground game? Washington Redskins Head Coach Ron Rivera and Super Bowl-winning players Jimbo Covert and Bryant McKinnie join Big Game Bound right here at 1:00pm ET! WOOD-TV’s Jack Doles, WGN-TV’s Jarrett Payton (son of Walter Payton), and WFLA’s J.B. Biunno co-host the show Thursday afternoon […]

  • Shaq on Kobe Bryant: ‘There’s no words to express the pain I’m going through’

    Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, 41, died Sunday morning in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore Bryant was also killed, a source with knowledge of the situation tells CNN. Kobe’s former teammate Shaquille O’Neal shared his thoughts on Bryant’s passing: “There’s no words to express the pain I’m going through now with this tragic and sad moment of loosing my niece Gigi & my friend, my brother, my partner in winning championships, my dude and […]

  • Kobe Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter also killed in helicopter crash

    Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, 41, died Sunday morning in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, sources confirm to CNN. Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore Bryant was also killed, a source with knowledge of the situation tells CNN. Five people were killed in the crash on a hillside in Calabasas, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. There were no survivors, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The sheriff’s department received reports of the downed aircraft just after 1 p.m. ET […]

  • ‘Didn’t know where else to go:’ Fans gather outside Staples Center following death of Kobe Bryant

    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Dozens of fans gathered Sunday afternoon at L.A. Live Plaza outside Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles following the death of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. Bryant, who spent his entire 20-year career with the team, was killed in a helicopter crash earlier in the day. He was 41. A few of the fans who gathered outside the arena told KTLA’s Sam Rubin, “they didn’t know where else to go.” Video from outside the arena shows one […]

  • Fans, celebrities react to death of retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant

    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a fiery helicopter crash along with four other people in Calabasas Sunday morning. The news sent shockwaves online, with fans, athletes and celebrities taking to Twitter to mourn the beloved 41-year-old basketball superstar. A large crowd also gathered outside Staples Center Sunday afternoon to mourn Bryant. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti released a statement responding to Bryant’s death, saying the basketball “will live forever in the heart of Los […]

  • Kobe Bryant killed in Los Angeles helicopter crash

    CALABASAS, Calif. — Former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant has died after the helicopter he was in crashed on a hillside in the Calabasas area on Sunday morning. Bryant was reportedly in his private helicopter with three other people when it crashed, multiple sources have confirmed to CNN. No one on board the helicopter survived. TMZ first reported that Bryant died in the crash. Vanessa Bryant was not on the helicopter, according to TMZ. The 41-year-old athlete was one of five occupants […]

  • CDC says Chicago woman is second coronavirus case in US

    CHICAGO — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday the first confirmed case of the coronavirus in Chicago. Authorities believe case is travel-related and the Chicago woman, in her 60s, came in through O’Hare International Airport on Jan. 13. The woman is hospitalized in isolation. She is reported to be well and in stable condition. Health officials are currently monitoring 63 patients across 22 states. The only confirmed cases are in Washington and Illinois. The disease, which originated […]

  • K-9 bites cow, SC deputy tases K-9, cow kicks deputy

    GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCBD) – A deputy in Georgetown County was forced to use a taser on his own K-9 on Wednesday afternoon. According to the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded to the scene of a reported burglary around 4:00 p.m. A cow near the scene distracted the dog which led to the dog biting the cow. To deescalate the situation, the deputy tased the dog. The cow was spooked and “struck the deputy and the property owner,” resulting […]

  • U.S. Border Patrol Supervisory Agent Christian Alvarez on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2010, examines a 1-mile section of new border wall that has been built in western Starr County. The U-shaped section is the first to go up in this county and is being built in a federal wildlife refuge after the Trump administration last year issued a waiver to allow construction. (Border Report Photo/Sandra Sanchez)

    EXCLUSIVE: Border Report gets first look at new wall at South Texas wildlife refuge

    (Border Report) — The beeping of heavy construction equipment echoed through this federal wildlife refuge Thursday as crews placed panel after panel of new border wall in an area of rural South Texas where prehistoric oyster beds lived. About 1 mile of a planned 3-mile section of new border wall has already gone up near the town of Fronton in western Starr County, Texas. This is only the second government project in South Texas that has metal bollards already erected, […]

  • NY politician who urged people to ‘drive sober’ arrested, charged with drunk driving

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — New York State’s Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-131) was arrested and taken into custody for driving while intoxicated on New Year’s Eve — almost two weeks after he reminded his constituents to drive sober during the holidays. According to the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the report of a property damage crash in Victor at 10:27 p.m. Upon arrival, a deputy found Kolb inside a car in a ditch near his Victor home. […]

  • Watch Live: 131st Rose Parade, a New Year’s Day Tradition

    PASADENA, Calif. (KTLA) — The iconic Southern California New Year’s tradition — the Rose Parade — runs along a 5 1/2-mile route in Pasadena and this year includes 39 floral-decorated floats, 20 marching bands, 17 equestrians units, and of course the Royal Court and Rose Queen. Put on by the Tournament of Roses, the 131st Rose Parade begins at 8 a.m. PT Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. This year marks the 73rd consecutive television broadcast of the Rose Parade on KTLA. The […]

  • Woman says iPhone feature saved her from attempted sexual assault in Virginia

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WTKR) — A night out turned into a nightmare over the weekend in Virginia Beach. A woman who wanted to remain anonymous says a friendly stranger attacked her and tried to sexually assault her at the Oceanfront, but she says the Emergency SOS feature on her iPhone helped save her life. It was early Sunday around 2 a.m. and the woman was about to get into her Uber to go home. “This guy came up to me […]

  • Greyhound is giving free tickets to runaways who want to return home

    For over a decade, Greyhound Lines has partnered with the National Runaway Safeline — an organization that seeks to keep runaway and homeless youth safe — to reunite young people with their families and guardians. Since 1995, the Home Free program has helped over 16,000 families by providing free bus tickets, the National Runaway Safeline says. To get a free ticket home, a person between the ages of 12 and 21 must call the NRS helpline (1-800-RUNAWAY). They also must be named on a […]

  • 14-year-old arrested for Publix mass shooting threat, police say

    BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) — A 14-year-old boy was arrested Monday night for posting a message to Instagram threatening to commit a mass shooting at a Publix in Boynton Beach, officials said. The Boynton Beach Police Department was notified about the post by a Publix representative and immediately began investigating. Detectives identified the teen responsible and arrested him on charges of written threats of a mass shooting. The teen reportedly told detectives it was a joke. “The Boynton Beach Police […]

  • 24 states set to raise the minimum wage in 2020

    The minimum wage is set to go up in 72 jurisdictions in 2020. The increases will be in 24 states and 48 cities and counties, according to the advocacy group National Employment Law Project. Most of those changes are set to begin on the first day of 2020, though New York’s pay raise is set to begin December 31, the NELP reported. On New Year’s Day, 20 states and 26 cities and counties, mostly in California, will raise the minimum wages. […]

  • A sports reporter tried to call and text her husband before a fatal plane crash. He never got the chance to answer

    The husband of a sports reporter killed in a Louisiana plane crash Saturday says his wife tried to reach him before the crash but he was never able to answer, Sports Illustrated reports. Steven Ensminger, Jr., the husband of sports journalist Carley McCord and son of LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger, spoke with a Sports Illustrated reporter over text following the death of his wife in the crash that killed four others and left one person in critical condition. Ensminger told Sports […]

  • 10-year-old runs for safety after men attempt to lure him into car with candy

    RIVERTON, Utah — A Utah family is still on edge after they said a car full of men attempted to entice their child into a car while he was walking home from basketball practice, according to KSTU. Three times a week Grayden Dowland makes the 200-foot trek from his basketball coach’s house to his family’s. “That house over there,” Grayden said as he pointed to a house two doors down. He’s done it dozens of times, but last Thursday, the […]

  • North Carolina Santa earns spot in International Santa Claus Hall of Fame

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s one of the greatest honors a Santa portrayal artist can receive. A Guilford County Santa is the latest North Carolinian to join an exclusive club – earning a spot in the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame. Jac Grimes says his mentor Dean Shelton and late son Robbie inspired him to become a Santa portrayal artist. Grimes and his wife Liz adopted five of their six children, including Robbie, a child living with HIV. FOX8 covered […]

  • How Disney is handling huge demand for ‘Rise of the Resistance,’ its most ambitious ride ever

    Disney has spent the last several months talking about its extremely “ambitious” Star Wars attraction — and now “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance” visitors are lining up to find out if the ride lives up to the hype. The attraction opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida last week. Featuring four ride systems, enormous show buildings and astounding special effects, the ride that was touted by Disney as the “most advanced” ride ever is now the most in-demand attraction at Walt Disney […]

  • Shots fired inside Wisconsin high school, suspect in custody

    WAUKESHA, Wisc. — Police in Wisconsin say a suspect has been taken into custody after shots were fired inside Waukesha South High School on Monday morning, according to WITI. Officials say the building is safe and secure and described the incident as “isolated.” They say they are not seeking any other suspects at this time. “There has been a critical incident at Waukesha South high school,” police said in a statement. “This is an isolated incident. We are not seeking […]

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