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    With just three days until the new Pandora land opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the park held a dedication ceremony Wednesday morning. The ceremony featured music and theatrics, in typical Disney fashion, along with comments from CEO Bob Iger and members of Disney’s creative team.  “Disney has been doing things no one thought possible for almost a century now,” Iger said, “…We pushed the limits of creativity and innovation to bring the digital world of Pandora to the real world of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.” (News 96.5 WDBO App users can click here to watch the video.)
  • In the next five years, the likes of Elmo, Big Bird and Cookie Monster will be able to call SeaWorld Orlando their home. On Thursday, SeaWorld Entertainment announced plans for a Sesame Street-themed land at its Orlando park by fall of 2022. The company also unveiled plans for an entire theme park based on Sesame Street set to open in 2021; the location is to be determined.  SeaWorld and Sesame Workshop are also extending their decades-long partnership through 2031.  SeaWorld currently operates a Sesame Place theme park outside Philadelphia, along with Sesame Street lands at its parks in San Diego and San Antonio.
  • As soon as you think Florida can’t get any stranger, a woman in South Florida finds an iguana in her toilet bowl. Naturally, the woman decided to promptly shut her toilet bowl and call 911. According to the Miami Herald, Lt. Scott Mullin with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue showed up to the home in West Kendall, put on gloves, and removed the iguana from the toilet bowl. “This is the first time I’ve ever found an iguana in the toilet,” Mullin told the paper. He reportedly told the family the lizard most likely crawled up through the pipes. The animal was taken to a wildlife rehabilitation center.
  • Florida Highway Patrol is looking for the driver who slammed into an 11-year-old child on his bike and drove off. Miraculously, the boy suffered no major injuries. A neighbor’s home surveillance video caught the moments the out-of-control SUV careened off the road, into a mailbox, and another vehicle before crashing into Johnny Walsh.  “I see a dude swerve out and I was like what’s goin’ on?” Walsh explained, “And then he swerved, hit the mailbox, hit the car, tried getting out of the way, then I got hit.”  Walsh’s family is urging the driver to turn himself in.  According to WFTS, troopers tracked down the owner of the Ford Expedition, but not the person who was driving it.  Troopers said the driver is a white male in his 20’s with light brown or blonde hair. The vehicle has the Florida tag GYCT99. (News 96.5 WDBO App users can click here to watch the video.)
  • It seems this alligator wanted to show off his lunch to a crowd of golfers in South Florida. David Mack recorded the large gator chomping down on its catch Sunday at the Sandhill Crane Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens.  In the Instagram video, the poor fish did its best to wiggle around at an attempt to escape defeat, but it looks like the gator came out on top.  You can even hear onlookers talking and laughing as the alligator guzzles down its lunch. (News 96.5 WDBO App users can click here to watch the video.)
  • Pulse owner Barbara Poma announced her plans to establish a permanent memorial at the site of the nightclub Thursday morning. The onePULSE foundation will take donations to support an educational program, community grants to help survivors, and eventually a memorial and museum at the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.  “I now know that my role is to insure that Pulse become a place of healing,” Poma explained “It is a time for Pulse to contribute to the community in a permanent way. A healing way.”  The Onepulsefoundation.org website is now live to support the memorial effort. (News 96.5 WDBO App users can click here to watch the announcement video.)
  • SpaceX on Monday morning successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center after Sunday’s planned launch was scrubbed over a sensor issue.  The rocket, which blasted off from the historic Launch Complex 39A, will deliver a top-secret NROL-76 satellite into orbit for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.   The federal agency, which develops and maintains spy satellites, said it surveys potential security threats to the U.S. by tracking terrorists and monitoring the development of nuclear weapons abroad.   Following the launch, SpaceX landed the first stage of the rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Landing Zone 1, officials said.   (News 96.5 WDBO App users can click here to watch video of the launch.) SpaceX has successfully landed the first stage booster three other times.   Residents in Brevard, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties could hear one or more sonic booms during the landing attempt, the company said.   The rocket launched at 7:15 a.m. WFTV contributed to this report.
  • Florida’s tourism marketing arm, VisitFlorida, has long been a target for funding cuts by Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran and other lawmakers. Now the agency is looking to missteps in other states to prove their relevance. The agency sent an email to Governor Rick Scott’s email Thursday containing a video that outlines Colorado’s “tourism disaster.” The state eliminated all tourism marketing in 1993. Shortly after in 1994, Colorado sank from the #1 summer tourist spot to #17. It also cost the state upwards of $10 billion. House Speaker Corcoran has publicly advocated for de-funding VisitFlorida and Enterprise Florida, in complete disagreement with Governor Scott. (News 96.5 WDBO app users can click here to watch the video.)
  • If you have a burning question about President Trump’s administration or his colleagues on Capitol Hill, Washington Watchdog Jamie Dupree will field questions and comments tonight on Facebook. With a possible vote on healthcare Friday and growing questions about the President’s tax reform plan, there is certainly a lot to discuss. Jamie has the answers for you on the News 96.5 WDBO Facebook page tonight at 8:00 p.m. Jamie Dupree is still in the process of recovering his voice, but will be able to respond to any questions via Facebook comment. Check back at 8:00 p.m. to the News 96.5 WDBO Facebook page for the discussion.
  • After some Orlando residents expressed confusion about the winning flag design, the city will hold a second public vote. The flag committee plans to take the top 4 designs, have the artists make a few changes and re-submit them for a second round of voting.  The winning design in the last vote (pictured above) depicts the Lake Eola fountain surrounded by an “O.” Some Twitter users have complained that it looks more like a whale’s tail. It remains unclear if the so-called Eyesore on I-4 will be included in the final design.
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  • The parents of a 1-month-old Cocoa, Florida, boy were arrested Thursday after investigators claimed their child died because they allegedly failed to check on him for at least six hours. Superiah Campbell, 19, and Cameron Dowden, 21, were each charged with a count of manslaughter of a child for the May 10th death of their son. >> Read more trending news Cocoa police officers were called to the couple’s apartment unit at about 12:15 p.m. on May 10. The 911 caller told officials the child had stopped breathing and was cold to the touch, investigators said. Emergency personnel tried to resuscitate the child when they arrived at the apartment, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. After investigating the child’s death, police said they found that evidence showed the parents had not checked on the child for at least six hours, leading to the discovery of the boy in an unresponsive state. “By failing to check on the child for over six hours, the defendants consciously did an act, or followed a course of conduct that they must have known, or reasonably should have known, was likely to cause death or great bodily harm,” Cocoa Police Department Detective Debra Titkanich wrote in an affidavit. “Both parents showed a reckless disregard for human life.” Investigators had not determined an official cause of death but said it appeared the child suffocated. 
  • A senior White House official is a person of interest in the investigation into ties between Russia and the Donald Trump campaign, the Washington Post has reported. >> Read more trending news Jared Kushner, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are current Trump administration officials who have acknowledged contact with Russian officials, according to the report. >> RELATED: Who are the key players in the Russia/Trump saga?
  • On a Saturday morning 27 years ago, death knocked on Marlene Warren’s front door in Wellington, Florida, wearing a clown suit.  The murder has remained unsolved for nearly 30 years. Here’s a look back at what happened that rainy morning on Memorial Day weekend, May 26, 1990. >> Read more trending news Marlene Warren lived in the prosperous Aero Club neighborhood in Wellington, where many of the large homes on one-acre lots have backyard hangars for their owners’ private planes. An airstrip runs through the center of the community. The steamy season was beginning to settle in across South Florida that Saturday when a clown came to Warren’s door just before 11 a.m. Answering the door, a smiling Warren accepted the bundle of flowers and balloons the clown held. >> Related: Killer of Jupiter girl still at large 27 years later “Oh, how pretty,” her son remembered her saying. They were the last words she would speak. Wearing an orange wig, red nose and gloves, camouflaged with white paint creating a grotesque happy face, the death-dealing clown raised a pistol and delivered a single shot at point-blank range to Warren’s face. Her 21-year-old son, Joey Ahrens, in the living room with a group of friends, reached his mother as she collapsed amid a spreading pool of blood. He recalled seeing the clown’s brown eyes before it climbed into a white Chrysler LeBaron convertible. Warren, 40, died two days later. >> Related: Police serve warrant in brutal murder of Indiana teens Homicide investigators focused on Warren’s husband, Michael, 38, and Sheila Sheltra Keen, 27, whom Warren had hired to repossess cars for his West Palm Beach used car lot. Acquaintances told police Michael Warren and Keen were having an affair, which they denied. Read more here.
  • Montana Republican Greg Gianforte’s congressional campaign has raised $100,000 and counting in the hours since he allegedly “body-slammed” Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. >> Read more trending news  That’s according to NBC News’ Peter Alexander, who cites a source close to the campaign operation. The incident occurred Wednesday at a campaign event for Gianforte, who is running in a Montana special election to replace the House seat vacated by now-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Montana’s only House seat has been held by Republicans since 1996. >> RELATED: Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianforte allegedly body-slammed a reporter to the ground Guardian reporter, Ben Jacobs tried to get Gianforte to answer a question about the GOP health care bill when the candidate allegedly exploded on him. As Jacobs intended to record Gianforte’s answer to his health care questions, he recorded the entire incident. The alleged assault and battery was witnessed by reporters for Fox News and others. Jacobs called police and filed a report. While Gallatin County police allowed Gianforte to leave the scene (which he quickly did, not even telling the audience gathered what had happened), they later issued him a misdemeanor assault citation. Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin is a donor to Gianforte’s campaign. Publicly available Federal Election Commission records show he made a $250 donation in March.
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department will ask the Supreme Court to review an appeals court ruling that blocked President Donald Trump's travel ban.  The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled 10-3 against the travel ban. The decision bars the administration from suspending new visas for visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.   Sessions says the Justice Department 'strongly disagrees' and will continue to vigorously defend Trump's order. He says the court's ruling blocks Trump's 'efforts to strengthen this country's national security.'    Sessions says Trump is not required to admit people from 'countries that sponsor or shelter terrorism until he determines that they can be properly vetted' and don't pose a security threat. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS