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    No one is more excited for it to be Friday than this awesome gorilla named Zola. I mean, seriously? Have any of YOU been so excited that you started break dancing in a pool? Probably not. Zola’s fresh moves in a tub at the Dallas Zoo have gone viral...and we’re sure you can see why. The original video is great but when Twitter user Bob Hagh decided to add Michael Sembello’s “Maniac,” the internet was hooked. If this doesn’t make you smile, you have no soul. (tweet)
  • Ok, so at some point in your life, you’ve at least thought about skydiving (it’s pretty much a bucket list staple). But the thought of falling thousands of feet from up in the air, potentially to your death, doesn’t really sound that appealing to everyone.iFLY Orlando is offering a safer alternative. Located on International Drive next to WonderWorks , iFLY is an indoor skydiving center where you can experience the thrill of freefalling...without the terror of actually having to jump out of a plane. Anyone from 3 to 103 can jump into the wind tunnel, packing winds of more than 100 mph, that’ll keep you flying like a superhero.  iFLY started in Orlando almost twenty years ago. It moved  from it’s old location near I-4 and reopened earlier this year as one of the only indoor skydiving centers around with world with two flight chambers in one facility.  Indoor skydiving has become so popular, it’s now a worldwide sport, with more than 200 flyers competing in the Wind Games in Spain earlier this year. To get flying, you first get suited up and then take a short but informative lesson from the instructors. After that, you’re good to go.  Striker is one of iFly Orlando’s instructors and says they get all different customers, from skydiving pros to those who are afraid of heights. “Sometimes you don’t feel comfortable until you’re in the wind, so you have to be brave enough to take that first step,” says Striker. “Then you get out there and you realize maybe you had expectations that were false...and quickly those melt away.” According to their website, iFLY has facilities across the country, including three in Florida, and 2 international locations.  Prices start at $69.95 and flyers can choose from several packages.  News 96.5 WDBO’s Samantha Jordan took the leap. Check out the video below. (Facebook)
  • Whether you’re a fan of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson or not, you have to admit, he certainly is one of the nicest celebrities in the world....even when it means stopping traffic to make a fan happy. Johnson posted a video to his Facebook page of a recent encounter with one of his super fans.  “I was driving in my pick up truck after work and my guy here pulled up beside me, recognized me and started freaking out,” writes Johnson. “I rolled the passenger window down to say hello and then he REALLY freaked out. Jumped out of his rig and came around to my side where he stood in the oncoming traffic lane.” (Facebook) As the ecstatic young man snaps a selfie, he tells The Rock,  “You are my greatest hero of all time.” Johnson is cordial the entire time, clearly happy that he was able to make this fan smile....and it made the superstar’s day too. “Besides the traffic jam we caused and his ass almost getting hit by oncoming traffic, making fans like this happy will always be the best part of fame.  Thanks dude for making my day.”
  • Tropical Storm Cindy has made landfall in southwestern Louisiana, bringing rain and the threat of flash flooding and tornadoes.   As of about 4 a.m. CDT Thursday, the storm was centered about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west-southwest of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and is moving north near 12 mph (19 kph). (tweet)   According to The U.S. National Hurricane Center, Cindy has weakened with maximum sustained winds down to around 40 mph. The storm is expected to continue to weaken over the next two days.   In Alabama, Cindy is being blamed for the death of a 10-year-old boy who was hit by a log that washed ashore while he was on the beach.  In Fort Walton Beach, Florida, a tornado tore through a neighborhood, leaving a trail of destruction behind. “I saw the dog kennel flipped over into the river,” said one resident. This man said a baseball field was destroyed. “My son and I went down to the park...and we saw the bleachers gone.” Tropical Storm Cindy is the second named storm since the official start of the 2017 hurricane season this month and the third named storm this year. The Associated Press contributed to this report. (tweet) (tweet)
  • The popular game show ‘Wheel of Fortune’ is under fire after using images of slaves in one of their episodes. Twitter user Joshua Itiola noticed the mistake in an episode that originally aired during the show’s ‘Southern Charm’ week back in March. “Someone please tell me why @WheelofFortune has slaves in their ‘Southern Charm Week’ images?” writes @joshitiola.  “We regret the use of this background image,” said Executive Producer Harry Friedman. He says the images will be replaced in future rebroadcasts of the episode. According to Fox News, the image was taken in 2005 by producers while they were on-location at the Oak Alley Plantation in Louisiana. Oak Alley says while they don’t hire people to portray slaves, their tour guides do wear periodic clothing. (tweet)
  • Forecasters are watching two disturbances that could develop into tropical storms this week.Channel 9 Eyewitness News meteorologist Brian Shields says an area of low pressure is making its way toward the Gulf of Mexico and has a 90% chance of developing into Tropical Storm Bret over the next couple of days. “It looks to be staying off to the west of us,” says Shields. So far, it does not seem to be a threat to Florida, but several weather models do show that Tampa could be impacted with rain from the storm. In the Atlantic east of the Windward Islands, “Potential Tropical Cyclone Two” has been gaining steam. According to The Weather Channel, the storm has already reached tropical storm strength--packing winds of 39 mph--but since it’s unorganized, it is not considered a tropical storm yet. (tweet) “That looks like it will develop into a tropical storm as it moves into the Caribbean,” Shields warns. “It poses no threat to the U.S. at this time.” You can be the first to know when severe weather is headed our way by getting text alerts sent straight to your cellphone. Just text the word ‘Weather’ to 21232. 
  • As the FBI continues to dig into the past of the man they say opened fire on GOP lawmakers during a baseball game practice in Virginia on Wednesday, a TV interview from 2011 has emerged, featuring shooter James Hodgkinson, complaining about ‘the 1 percent.’  According to the Daily Mail, the video by Fox 2 News is from an Occupy event in Illinois. Hodgkinson had been angry about income inequality and conservatism. “The 99 per cent are getting pushed around and the one per cent don't give a damn,” said Hodgkinson in the 2011 video. “So, we got to speak up for the whole county.” It seems Hodgkinson’s opinions haven’t changed much in the past 6 years. His Facebook page, which has now been taken down, was filled with rants about his disdain for conservatives and President Trump, calling him a traitor. He also didn’t care much for his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, stating in one post during the 2016 election that “a vote for Clinton was a vote for Trump.” Hodgkinson did openly support Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, using Sanders as his Facebook cover photo, and volunteering for his presidential campaign. The family of Hodgkinson says he was furious after Trump’s election win and moved to Alexandria, Virginia, packing only a couple of gym bags full of belongings and living out of his van. Investigators say Hodgkinson opened fire on a group of Republican Congress members who were practicing for a charity baseball game early Wednesday morning. He injured four people, including Majority House Whip Steve Scalise, before being shot dead by police. (Watch video HERE)
  • At least 6 people have been confirmed dead after a fire engulfed the 24-story Grenfell Tower in North Kensington early Wednesday morning...but many residents believe it could’ve been prevented had the landlord addressed their safety concerns. According to a blog post entitled “KCTMO--Playing with fire!” from 2016, the Grenfell Action Group accused the building’s landlord, Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organization, of ignoring their complaints about the safety of the high-rise. The post reads in part: It is a truly terrifying thought but the Grenfell Action Group firmly believe that only a catastrophic event will expose the ineptitude and incompetence of our landlord, the KCTMO, and bring an end to the dangerous living conditions and neglect of health and safety legislation that they inflict upon their tenants and leaseholders. We believe that the KCTMO are an evil, unprincipled, mini-mafia who have no business to be charged with the responsibility of looking after the every day management of large scale social housing estates and that their sordid collusion with the RBKC Council is a recipe for a future major disaster. The post goes on to say that “only an incident that results in serious loss of life of KCTMO residents will allow the external scrutiny to occur that will shine a light on the practices that characterize the malign governance of this non-functioning organisation.” (tweet) Back in 2013, tenants claim that power surging caused by faulty wiring could’ve produced a major fire. Again, they say their safety concerns fell on deaf ears. They also claim that no fire safety instruction were ever given except from a recent newsletter that suggested residents “should remain in their flats in the event of a fire.” Grenfell Tower had just recently been upgraded but many residents say the rain screen cladding used were ‘cheap flammable’ plastic. The Grenfell Action Group posted again after Wednesday morning’s deadly blaze, saying “we predicted that a catastrophe like this was inevitable and just a matter of time.” The group then linked to 10 different posts warning about the fire safety risk of the building. (tweet) Many residents report that no fire alarms went off to warn them of the blaze. (tweet)
  • It started with one roll of rainbow ribbon and box of pins.Orlando resident Ben Johansen was volunteering with an LGBT community center right after the Pulse terror attack and was looking for a way to help. “I didn’t know what else to do with myself because there were so many volunteers that I needed to escape for a second,” Johansen said. “I left and ran to the craft store and just purchased a roll of rainbow ribbon, one roll, and just started making the ribbons for us.” As people showed up to the center with donations, they asked about the rainbow ribbons that the volunteers were wearing. Johansen would make them one as a thank you for their donation and pretty soon, more people were asking where they could get one.  Thus, The Orlando Ribbon Project was born.  “Now all of a sudden, 360,000 ribbons later, it is now a worldwide love and hope movement and I think it’s absolutely beautiful.” Celebrities like Alan Cumings and Jamie Lee Curtis have also donned Johansen’s creation. Thousands are being sent out to countries all over the world, including Russia.  “I know they’re going through some issues over there themselves, but it’s nice to see there’s a little bit of humanity over there as well.”Johansen says he planned to stop making the ribbons after the one year mark of the Pulse terror attack on June 12, but the demand is still there. “I make 100...I get an order for 400 so I don’t see an end in sight,” Johansen laughs. “Which is fine. It just proves to me that there is more humanity out there than inhumanity and it makes me feel better every day.” The Orlando Ribbon Project is hoping that every one will wear their rainbow ribbons on June 12 to show respect for the 49 victims killed and stand in solidarity with Orlando. You can get your ribbon by contacting the Orlando Ribbon Project at www.orlandoribbonproject.com or send an email to info@orlandoribbonproject.com
  • Let’s face it: most of us have a certain Netflix show that we just can’t wait to watch (for me, ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Girlboss’ are life). The best part is that unlike with cable TV, you don’t have to wait a week to find out what happens next! All of the episodes are released at once,  leaving you free to happily turn off your cellphone, order a pizza, and sit on your couch for at least 8 hours straight of binge watching bliss!  Hallelujah! But is that good for you? According to AsapSCIENCE on YouTube, apparently it is not.  Watch the video below to find out why...but I’m pretty sure it won’t change any of your watching habits. (VIDEO)
  • Samantha Jordan

    Samantha Jordan is a reporter for Orlando's Morning News and website contributor for News965.com.

    After graduating from the University of Central Florida, Samantha interned for the morning show at Magic 107.7 in 2010. She was then offered a job in Houston, TX for the top 10 radio news station KTRH 740. Trading in her swimsuit for a cowboy hat, Samantha made the move to KTRH where she worked as the web reporter and writer. Her on-air segment 'Connected' brought to life all of the viral videos that are trending on the web. Houston listeners dubbed her 'the web goddess' as she brought light-hearted and comedic relief during the morning commute.

    Television came calling and Samantha was approached by the local TV station Fox 26 to participate in their weekly 'Fox in Focus' segment, which talked about women's issues in a debate-style setting. In 2012, Samantha was offered a job with News 96.5 as an anchor/reporter and happily returned to her hometown. 

    When Samantha isn't reporting or scouring the web for cat videos, she enjoys going to concerts, movies, and spending time with her son and their dogs, Sebastian and Maya. 

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The Latest Headlines You Need To Know

  • Police in Georgia are hoping surveillance video that captured a violent attack will help them find the people responsible. Video shows a restaurant owner and her teenage daughter being beaten by two customers Thursday afternoon in Baxley, Georgia. >> Read more trending news The victims told police the suspects were unhappy with their order. The verbal argument turned violent when one of the suspects began punching the restaurant owner repeatedly. When the victim’s teenage daughter came out of the car to break up the fight, the male suspect punched her in the face. WJCL reported that Baxley police have issued warrants for the suspects, Nathaniel Smith and Latasha Smith. The pair could be charged with aggravated battery and cruelty to children. The suspects drove away from the restaurant in a cream or tan Cadillac Escalade with tag number REU8495. Officials said they headed north on Highway 144. Anyone with any information about the assault is asked to call the Baxley Police Department at 912-367-8305 or the 911 call center at 912-367-8111.
  • A dive team is searching a ditch along I-4 from which Orlando firefighters removed a car early Saturday, police said. A car flipped into the ditch near the Kirkman Road exit. Emergency services responded to the car around 8:15 a.m. App users click here to see the video. 
  • The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a small plane crash that occurred Saturday morning near Fort Meyers, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies said the plane crashed into an unoccupied day care building. >> Read more trending news One person died in the crash while another was taken to the hospital. The survivor’s condition has not been released.
  • A Transportation Security Administration agent has been arrested after he was accused of stealing money from a passenger at Orlando International Airport in Florida, Orlando police said. >> Read more trending news Alexander Shae Johnson, 22, was arrested Thursday night. Passenger Kathleen Duddleston entered the TSA checkpoint and was stopped for additional screening, police said. While she was patted down, Duddleston told TSA security officer Michelle Metz that she couldn’t see her luggage, so Metz moved her closer. Duddleston complained again that she couldn’t see her bag, and Johnson moved slightly. After the pat down, Duddleston reached for her bag and could not find her money, police said. She said she noticed a bulge in Johnson’s left front shirt pocket. Duddleston asked Johnson if that was her money, and he said he got the money from the bank, police said. The woman complained to Metz that she believed Johnson stole money from her. Metz contacted her supervisor. Duddleston has been charged with third-degree grand theft. TSA said in a statement to WFTV: TSA has a zero tolerance for misconduct in the workplace. The TSA immediately reported the allegation to OPD and we aggressively investigated the incident with our law enforcement partner. TSA officers represent a professional and honorable workforce that is trained to treat passengers and their personal belongings with care and respect. No exceptions will be tolerated. We immediately ended the federal career of this individual.
  • A scare happened at a Leominster, Massachusetts, supermarket after a 4-day-old newborn was left locked inside of a hot car while her mother was inside shopping. >> Read more trending news Mother Sharma Murphy said that on her way to Market Basket supermarket on Friday, she stopped by the fire house to make sure her baby’s car seat was properly installed. Less than an hour later, those firefighters helped rescue her 4-day-old baby, who was locked in her hot car. A shopper called Leominster police after spotting a newborn alone inside a car. It was Sharma Murphy's silver Chevy Malibu. >> A reminder of hot car dangers as temperatures climb Murphy said she was out for the first time with her newborn daughter, 4-day-old Katherine, and was nervous. “I went, I bought it. Came right out and this lady just starts screaming at me. Screaming at me,” said Murphy. Murphy said she brought her newborn inside with her to Market Basket and then returned to the car when Katherine fell asleep. She said that she ran back inside for two or three minutes to buy some baby formula. “I went (in and) I bought it,” Murphy said. “(I) came right out and this lady just starts screaming at me.” Related: Two toddlers dead after 15 hours in hot car, police say Police said the windows were rolled up. “I believe she locked her keys in the car because they had to use the jimmy to get the baby out,” witness John Casey told WFXT. According to WFXT meteorologists, the outside temperature was 84 degrees at the time. Murphy said she didn’t want to wake her newborn. “I thought, ‘OK, if I run in and run out...’ It was one of those things where she's gotta eat because I have nothing left for her and that's when everything happened and I'm like, oh my God,” Murphy said. Katherine was taken to the hospital to be checked out. Her mother said he is fine. The baby is currently in custody of DCF. No charges have been filed.