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    The sign at the Shell gas station at 1001 S.R. 434 in Longwood read $3.39 a gallon at 6:30am this morning. That was not the case 30 minutes later when customers received ten free gallons of gas. Shell and Winn-Dixie partnered up to offer the free gas as a promotion for their “fuel perks” program. The program allows customers of Winn-Dixie to save up to 5 cents per gallon of gas for every $50 they spend on groceries. The customers who began lining up around 6 a.m. we’re just happy to receive the help in this tough economy. “I was driving to work in the other direction, and I turned around and broke every speed record to get here in time for the gas.” said Sydney Jones.   The free gas promotion lasted until 8:30a.m. this morning.
  •  A bear was spotted near a school bus stop next to the intersection of Lake Cortez Drive and Oak Street in Apopka this morning. 'I got a call from my neighbor, he told me not to go outside there is a bear in your backyard.' said Charles Hafner, who found the bear laying in his yard. The black bear, which eyewitness say was at least 10-12 feet tall when standing up, was found sleeping behind a shed about 150 feet from the neighborhood school bus stop. Orange County Sheriff deputies set a temporary stop, and made sure the children got on the bus safe and sound. When the bear heard Orange County Sheriffs heading in its direction it tried to run. It managed to hop over a neighbor's fence, damaging it in the process.
  •  The Osceola County Sheriff’s department has made an arrest in the case of a shooting that took place late yesterday afternoon behind Pleasant Hill Elementary in Kissimmee.   John Maya has been charged with attempted murder and domestic aggravated battery. Maya pulled a gun and shot his ex-wife while in the back parking lot of the elementary school. The victim was flown to ORMC, her condition is unknown.      Children in the extended day program were being supervised inside the cafeteria and were not involved in the incident. School officials say the District's Crisis Team will be on campus this morning for students, parents or faculty who need assistance.
  • Florida authorities say Casey Anthony has reported to begin her one-year probation for 2010 check-fraud convictions.   The Florida Department of Corrections said she came in sometime Wednesday evening but did not give details including where in the state she is.   The Orlando woman has been out of sight since being acquitted last month of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Afterward, she had received death threats from those who followed the much-scrutinized case.   A Florida appeals court on Tuesday denied a request that would have stopped her from being forced to start the probation by the end of the week.   Anthony's attorneys had argued she already had completed the probation sentence in jail while she was awaiting her murder trial in Caylee's 2008 death. The Associated Press contributed to this story.
  •  Officials say eight people have been injured by a lightning strike at SeaWorld's Discovery Cove water park in Orlando.   SeaWorld spokesman Nick Gollattscheck says none of Tuesday afternoon's injuries were life-threatening. He says three guests and five employees were hurt but none were hit directly by lightning.   Gollattscheck says the guests and two of the employees were taken to a local hospital as a precaution. The other three workers were taken to a local urgent care facility. All were conscious and alert.  Guests leaving the park told sister station WFTV that they were warned to take cover and then said they heard a loud crash of thunder. The guests said they heard emergency vehicles, but didn't know anyone had been hurt. Late Tuesday night, the two hospitalized employees were still being evaluated. Everyone else had been released.
  • Actress and comedian Roseanne Barr has announced she plans to run for president. Barr who stars in her own reality show is most widely known for her star role in the 90s sitcom 'Roseanne', announced the decision late last night on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Barr, who is advocate for the legalization of marijuana, tells Jay Leno 'I want to be a part of the debates because I want to represent the taxpayers. In fact, I'm choosing the tax payers as my vice president.'   When asked which party ticket she would run on Barr says, 'I made up my own party, its America's Green Tea Party'. Barr continued in the interview by saying that she would get rid of money. 'They'll be no more money, no more money systems; everything will be based on Barter.' Leno then asked if Barr would be debating with Sarah Palin.“That’s kinda what got me to thinking that I too should run for president, if she can,” Barr said. Barr's reality show called “Roseanne’s Nuts”, about her attempt to start a nut farm, is in its first season on the Lifetime Network.
  •  A rubber latex mask that resembles Casey Anthony was sold on eBay yesterday for just under $1 Million.   The winning bid, which was placed at 6:33p.m. yesterday evening, was totaled at $999,900.00   The bidding activity jolted around 6p.m. when one bidder took the item from $50,000 to $700,000. If the winning bidder does not claim the item, an unpaid item report would be placed on the bidders account.   Excessive unpaid items on a buyer's account may result in range of actions, including limits or loss of buying privileges.   The winning bidder did not have a bid history. Click Here to check out the eBay listing page.
  • An arrest has been made in the death of man who was shot inside his home in College Park. Police have now arrested Caryn Kelly, and charged her with the death of her boyfriend Phillip Peatross. The shooting happened at 4:49 Wednesday morning at 918 W. Smith Street.Police received a call to the home from Kelley, and “Once they arrived, a female inside was very upset,” according to Sgt. Vincent Ogburn.Inside the home, police found Peatross' dead body in one of the bedrooms.Police confirmed that Kelley and Peatross were boyfriend and girlfriend, and a gun was recovered at the scene.Outside of the Police headquaters Kelly told reporters 'He shot himself'. Police are charging her with 1st degree murder.
  • Winter Park police identify the body found in a car at an apartment complex Monday as 29-year-old Rebecca Muller. Police responded to the Tranquil Terrace Apartments on West Swoope Ave in reference to a strange odor coming from a vehicle. After officers located the vehicle in the parking lot of the complex, they discovered a dead body inside the car. Police say there were no visible signs of trauma. The cause of death is still being determined.
  • Harry Potter fans who lined up for the midnight showing of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' at the AMC Cineplex at Universal CityWalk got a little surprise when the movie was over.   Universal Orlando Resort surprised guests who attended the movie with an exclusive, complimentary access to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Immediately following the film, these select guests had The Wizarding World of Harry Potter all to themselves from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m.   Moviegoers were notified of this opportunity once the film was over. After celebrating in the theaters, more than 3,000 excited guests walked a red carpet to the area known has Hogsmead where the spirit of the Harry Potter films will live on.   During their visit, guests experienced the wand choosing them at Ollivanders, tasted Butterbeer, toured Hogwarts castle and enjoyed many other experiences found only at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.    
  • Kyle Cassandra

    Kyle was born in Boynton Beach, Fl and can't remember a time when he did not want to be in radio.

    Kyle holds a degree in Radio and Television broadcasting, as well as a minor in digital media and business from the University of Central Florida. Out of high school, Kyle worked at a local bank during the day while taking classes at night. He has interned at ESPN Radio 760 in West Palm Beach, and worked in Media Relations at Roger Dean Stadium for the Jupiter Hammerheads and Palm Beach Cardinals.

    Kyle came to WDBO as an overnight traffic anchor and has held several positions around the station. He has been a fill-in reporter, sports anchor, 'Ask The Experts' show host,  and has produced several specials on WDBO since his arrival in 2007. He now is the producer for the Mel Robbins show.

    Kyle is a huge media junkie, and likes to write short stories.

    He is also a huge country music fan, you can hear him on WDBO sister station' K92FM Sunday Night at 5pm to 8pm.

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  • Amazon is the talk of the town for metro areas across North America, since the company just announced it has whittled the list of cities that could be home to its second headquarters down to 20. The cities, which include New York, Nashville, Tennessee, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, are vying for the massive $5 billion project, known as HQ2, that could bring about 50,000 highly paid tech and corporate jobs to one community.  >> Read more trending news  Since the public contest began in September with 238 cities competing, the Amazon team has shared few details about how the finalist cities would be chosen. Amazon did announce, however, that the top cities would be able to provide an initial 500,000 square feet of space − in an urban or suburban area − with access to major highways, airports, public transit and “a robust technology workforce,” according to the Baltimore Sun. Related: Amazon announces final 20 cities in the running for second headquarters “Thank you to all 238 communities that submitted proposals,” Holly Sullivan, an executive with Amazon Public Policy, said in a statement. “Getting from 238 to 20 was very tough – all the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity. Through this process we learned about many new communities across North America that we will consider as locations for future infrastructure investment and job creation.” Related: 5 things to know about Amazon With the possibility of HQ2 coming to metropoles scattered across the U.S., thousands of eager job seekers are already contemplating their next career move, and hoping that move is headed toward Amazon. Pulling from Amazon’s current job listings in web services, corporate, Amazon Alexa and other device teams, these are some of the highest- and lowest-paying positions at Amazon. Pay estimates are provided by Paysa.com, an online career and hiring site that uses artificial intelligence and real-world salary insights. The following salaries are estimates, which include salary and benefits. Best-paying Amazon jobs: Principal Business Development Manager - Average: $529,000 This position requires 10+ years experience at the director level of working in security intelligence software for technology companies. The role would be involved in the strategic business development plan for the company and work with existing security intelligence products, field organizations and business development. Principal Software Development Engineer - Average: $414,000 The principal engineer will be the technical lead for the Amazon Devices team. The engineer will also design and select appropriate imaging and sensing systems. The position requires at least a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, five years of experience leading junior engineers and 10 years of software engineering experience. Prinicipal Technical Program Manager - Average: $290,000 The principal technical program manager will lead the technical strategy and program management of Elastic Block Storage-specific services and products that will revolutionize industries across the globe. The position requires 10 years of experience in system software/hardware product development, including technical program leadership of computer system, storage devices, etc. Global Leader of Sales Strategy - Average: $233,000 This role will focus on developing and driving strategy, analytics and data management to optimize the rapid growth of Amazon’s cloud business. A bachelor’s degree is required as well as 15+ years of experience in both enterprise technology sales and sales operation. Worst-paying Amazon jobs: Healthcare & Life Sciences Solutions Architect - Average: $73,000  This position is slated for an experienced IT consultant with technical expertise in a specialty area and ability to travel internationally as needed to support customers. The individual will assist in sales of infrastructure engagements and coach Amazon Web Services field sales, presales, training and support teams. At least 15 years of relevant experience in information technology is required for this position. Inside Sales Representative - Average: $69,000 The inside sales representative creates the first impression for prospective customers through business development activities, follow-ups on their inquiries and from the company’s marketing programs. Experience with technology sales is required. Head of Media - Amazon Channels - Average: $56,000 This role is responsible for leading, managing and growing a team of media professionals, as well as managing media agencies and other partners in order to achieve the company’s marketing and media objectives. The person should have at least eight years of experience in media strategy. Head of Social Media - Average: $54,000 Amazon seeks an experienced, strategic and highly creative individual to lead its global social media marketing efforts. The perfect candidate will have more than 10 years of experience in social media marketing. Content Writer - Average: $47,000 The ideal candidate will have experience in results-driven technical content writing. Requirements include knowledge of search engine optimization and experience managing multiple content management systems.
  • Disappointment is being expressed by a local elected leader after learning that Orlando did not make the cut as Amazon whittled down the candidates for its second North American Headquarters to just 20 sites. Most of those still in play are in the northeast U.S., but Miami and Atlanta are still in consideration.  'We are a creative city that thinks big and are committed to continuing to pursue headquarter operations and nurture our homegrown technology and innovation companies,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.   “While we are obviously disappointed our region wasn’t selected for the next round for the H2Q project by Amazon, we are proud of the proposal our community presented and the assets our region offers.   We are confident that because of our region’s culture of collaboration, our strong business environment and our investments in quality of life amenities, there are great economic opportunities on the horizon.' We have reached out to the CEO of the Orlando Economic Partnership for comment as well.
  • Consuming too much salt can be dangerous for your health. It can cause your blood pressure and cholesterol to skyrocket, but it might also cause memory loss, according to a new report.  >> Read more trending news Researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York recently conducted an experiment, published in the Nature Neuroscience journal, to determine if salt was linked with memory loss. To do so, the researchers observed mice, which were split into two groups. One group was given food containing 4 percent salt, and the other was fed food with 8 percent salt. The amounts represented an “8- to 16-fold increase in salt compared to a normal mouse diet” and was comparable to a high-salt diet for humans, scientists noted.  >> On AJC.com: These 5 'healthy' foods may have more salt than you think After eight weeks, they examined the animals using magnetic resonance imaging, which captured photos of the anatomy and physiology of the brain.  They discovered the high-salt diet reduced resting blood flow to the brain, causing dementia. They saw a 28 percent decrease in the blood flow in cortex and a 25 percent decrease in the hippocampus, which are two areas of the brain associated with learning and memory.  Analysts also administered a recognition test, and the mice that consumed more salt performed significantly worse, compared to the mice on a regular diet. Mice with salty diets spent less time building nests and gathering materials. This was the case even for mice that had healthy blood pressure levels.  >> Related: These are the best diets for 2018 “We discovered that mice fed a high-salt diet developed dementia even when blood pressure did not rise,” senior author Costantino Iadecola said in a statement. “This was surprising since, in humans, the deleterious effects of salt on cognition were attributed to hypertension.” Why is that? The researchers discovered that the high-salt diet prompted an immune response in the gut, which increased a protein called interleukin 17. Its job is to regulate immune and inflammatory responses. But high levels of interleukin 17 can cause a reduction in the production of nitric oxide, which affects brain functions.  >> On AJC.com: Here’s what we always get wrong about salt Luckily, the scientists revealed they were able to reverse the immune signals by discontinuing the high-salt diets and prescribing drugs to lower the interleukin 17 levels. Scientists now hope to continue their investigations by further exploring interleukin 17 and other ailments associated with it. They said their findings may be able to “benefit people with diseases and conditions associated with elevated IL-17 levels, such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and other autoimmune diseases.”
  • An elderly Louisiana man whose home had no heat was found dead Wednesday morning, and his wife was hospitalized, after temperatures dropped into the teens overnight.  Paul Maker, 84, of New Roads, was found lying on the floor of his home by sheriff’s deputies, the Baton Rouge Advocate reported. Both Maker and his wife were disabled and wheelchair-bound. The house had no heat, and the couple was afraid to run their space heaters because of the fire hazard, law enforcement officials said. Deputies went to their home Wednesday morning after a neighbor who often checked on the Makers called 911 to request a welfare check.  “He was in the house with his wife, and they were deathly afraid of running their space heaters overnight,” Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres told the newspaper. “This is just a sad situation.” The couple’s children live in New Orleans and, upon learning of their father’s death and their mother’s hospitalization, could not travel the more than 100 miles to New Roads because most roads in south Louisiana were shut down due to the weather. “I tried to call them all day yesterday to check on them and never got an answer,” Wanda Curly, the couple’s daughter, told the Advocate. “I knew the weather was bad, and I knew they couldn’t do a lot for themselves.” The temperature in the house was about 20 degrees when deputies got there, Pointe Coupee Chief Deputy Coroner Joe Gannon said. Maker died of hypothermia.  Gannon said he believes Maker’s wife would have succumbed to the cold if the couple’s neighbor had not sought help. “She would have been next, I think,” Gannon said.  Maker’s wife told deputies that she heard her husband fall in their living room around midnight, but could not check on him because she could not get out of bed on her own, the newspaper reported.  Curly said her parents moved to New Roads after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. She and her siblings tried in vain to get them to relocate to New Orleans over the years, but the couple, who were together for more than 60 years, valued their independence.  She said her mother would have to move to the city under this week’s tragic circumstances. “She doesn’t have a choice now,” Curly said. “She can’t stay there by herself.”
  • A man is facing a capital murder charge after Starkville police accused him of shooting and killing a woman described as his “on-again, off-again” girlfriend at a Mississippi Walmart where she worked as an optometrist, according to multiple reports. >> Read more trending news The shooting happened around 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Walmart in Starkville. Police Chief Frank Nichols said a man fired several shots after walking into the store and confronting a woman, identified as Walmart Vision Center employee Shauna Witt, 42, the Starkville Daily News reported. No other injuries were reported. Witt was taken to a hospital, where she later died from her injuries, police said. Police said they confronted a man at the scene of the shooting and detained him after a brief struggle. The man, identified as William Thomas “Tommy” Chisholm, was arrested and charged with capital murder. Investigators believe the shooting was the result of a domestic situation. According to witnesses, Chisholm and Witt were in an on-again, off-again dating relationship. After the shooting, Justin Blaylock, who said he knew Witt for nearly two decades, described her as “a generous, kind soul,” the Daily News reported. “She will be greatly missed by all,” he said. “(She was) just a genuine friend that cared at all times and was willing to lend a hand at any time.” At the time of the killing, police said, Chisholm was out on felony bond for an incident related to the victim. Police continue to investigate the shooting. The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.