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    One boy’s selfless act has been rewarded by tech giant Microsoft. Mikah Frye decided that the money that would have been spent to get him an Xbox for Christmas would go to better use this year. He used the money to buy more than 60 blankets for the homeless in his area. >> Read more trending news  After his story went viral, company officials at Microsoft, the creators of the Xbox, had a surprise for Mikah at Beachwood Place, the area mall, WJW reported. Employees at the Microsoft store escorted the 9-year-old boy to the back of the store. He was greeted by the big man himself, not Bill Gates, but rather Santa, who was waiting with two bags full of presents, including the coveted Xbox. Once he got through the piles of gifts, Mikah and his family began to cry, remembering how they’ve been blessed after having encountered financial roadblocks in recent years. “He knew what it was like not to have a blanket at night and have to give it back,” Terry Brant, Mikah’s grandmother, told WJW. Mikah’s mother told the television station that Mikah’s family had been homeless and lived in an a emergency shelter for weeks a few years ago. 
  • Trisha Murphy awoke Saturday stressed and barely able to function. >> Read more trending news The mother of four works two jobs, as a server at Denny’s and at a nursing home, while going to school to become a nurse. Her car had been towed that morning, it would be $735 to get it back, and there still was Christmas shopping to do. Murphy went to work at the diner that afternoon. It was slow. She didn’t think much of the three, grungy-looking men who sat down.  When they finished their half zesty nachos, slow-cooked pot roast and crazy spicy skillet, the man who appeared to be the oldest, insisted Murphy cash him out.  He slid his card and filled out the receipt with a grin splashed across his face. He said, “Merry Christmas dear” before walking out. Murphy was stunned. He left her a $500 tip. “I don't know this man's name, but I hope he realizes that he literally saved Christmas for my children and I,” Murphy wrote on Facebook. “Yesterday was the day I met Santa!”
  • A former Fox News contributor who accused an executive at the network of sexual misconduct last year, said that company founder, Rupert Murdoch “ruined my life.” Tamara Holder made the accusations on this weekend’s “Reliable Sources” which airs on Fox News competitor CNN. >> Read more trending news  “I don’t have a job in TV anymore because the place that he has secured down like Fort Knox allowed abusive predators to prey on women who just wanted to work,” Holder said during the interview. She was responding to comments made by Murdoch during an interview with Sky News, where Murdoch said that the sexual misconduct accusations were nonsense. “It’s all nonsense. There was a problem with our chief executive, sort of, over the years, isolated incidents,” Murdoch said. “As soon as we investigated it he was out of the place in hours - well three or four days. And there’s been nothing else since then.” After the comments, Fox issued a statement to Huffington Post and other media outlets saying that Murdoch “never characterized the sexual harassment matters at FOX News as ‘nonsense.’” “By his actions, Rupert has made it abundantly clear that he understands that there were real problems at FOX News,” CNN reported the statement as saying. “Rupert values all of the hard-working colleagues at FOX News, and will continue to address these matters to ensure FOX News maintains its commitment to having a work environment based on the values of trust and respect.” Roger Ailes resigned as Fox News’ chief executive after Gretchen Carlson, an anchor at Fox News, accused him of harassment. The network also lost Bill O’Reilly after an investigation by the New York Times found settlements from other harassment allegations. Ailes died in May. Both he and O’Reilly denied the allegations. Holder was a lawyer who left her law firm to work for Fox News. She left the news network after she accused company executive, Francisco Cortes, of sexual misconduct that happened in 2015.  Cortes was the vice president for Fox News Latino and was fired after Holder made the claims in September, CNNMoney reported. 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, paid Holder $2.5 million, which she accepted in exchange for an agreement to not talk about the allegations and to not apply for a position at a Fox-owned business, CNN reported.
  • A fast food customer got more than she ordered when a package of cocaine was added in with her cheese sticks. >> Read more trending news Broad Street Gyros restaurant license was suspended and will remain closed until the outcome of a criminal investigation after the customer discovered the bag of cocaine with her cheese sticks Nov. 21. “I'm scared. (The restaurant) is my life,' restaurant owner Carrie Demoff told the Chicago Tribune. 'People on the street seem to know more about what happened than I do. I'm shocked, embarrassed, angry.' A restaurant employee told the woman they “were going to hook her up” on the order, police said.  “The woman thought she was getting more food,” detective Sgt. Kyle Strbjak told the Tribune.  Someone from the restaurant called the woman offering to pick up the order, according to WGN.  Police went to the restaurant and while a K-9 unit detected the presence of drugs in the women’s restroom and office, there were no actual drugs recovered, according to the Tribune. Demoff said the woman working that night is no longer employed at the restaurant.  “I have no idea what happened and they didn’t find anything,” Demoff said. No criminal charges have been filed.
  • Police were called to a Kohl’s in Ohio on Saturday night after a deer ran into the department store. >> Read more trending news The deer was spotted just after 8 p.m. at the store located at 1869 W. Main St. Videos circulating on Facebook showed the deer running into the store after first running into the front glass doors. Troy police Sgt. Richard Gumerlock said no injuries were reported in the incident. He said a couple of officers and citizens were able to capture the deer. They immediately released the deer, Gumerlock said, adding that there are woods behind the shopping area. 'Every couple years, we seem to (have) a deer break through a glass window somewhere, into a store. They’re rare,” Gummerlock said. “They get spooked and do a lot of things.
  • The internet is going crazy after videos of an employee singing at a Watertown food store was posted to social media. >> Read more trending news  Russo’s, located at 560 Pleasant St., has been posting videos on their Facebook page showcasing local singers, and recently posted one of their employee, Gilly. Well, Gilly is amazing. Russo’s posted a video of Gilly singing ‘O Holy Night’ on Saturday. As of Monday morning, more than 16,000 people have seen the video after more than 120 shares. Customers are seen stopping in their tracks to listen to Gilly, some with their phones out to record the beautiful moment. >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news  After the video was posted online, customers began showing their support for the singing employee. “Beautiful,” customer Deb Cronan said on Facebook. “Brought tears to my eyes.”
  • Is Christmas becoming more of a secular holiday than a religious one? Researchers say yes, albeit slowly. The Pew Research Center found that adults in the United States believe that Christmas is shifting from the religious aspects, and many are not worried about the changes, the Huffington Post reported. >> Read more trending news  Pew said that 46 percent of those surveyed said Christmas is a religious holiday instead of a cultural one. In 2013, that number was 51 percent. Millennials in the survey said that the holiday is more cultural than religious.  But despite the shift from religious to secular, nine in 10 of those surveyed plan to celebrate Christmas in some fashion and the findings are very close to those from 2013, with half planning on attending church services, Pew reported. Click here to read the complete report.
  • Their lips are no longer sealed.  >> Read more trending news The musical “Head Over Heels,” which will feature songs from the 1980s female group The Go-Go’s, will be heading to Broadway for the 2018-19 season after opening next spring in San Francisco, Variety reported. Gwyneth Paltrow will be one of the producers for the show, described by Variety as “an unlikely pairing of an Elizabethan romance with the pop hits of the all-female band.” Familiar songs in the production will include Go-Go’s hits like “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation” and “Head Over Heels,” Variety reported. Other songs will include solo hits by Go-Go’s lead singer Belinda Carlisle, including “Mad About You” and “Heaven Is A Place On Earth.” The production premiered in 2015 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and had a developmental workshop at New York Stage and Film the following year, Variety reported.
  • Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge have released their annual family Christmas photo.  >> Read more trending news  The royal family released the image via Twitter Monday morning, just days before Christmas. The family all sported shades of blue for the family photo, which was taken by Chris Jackson, Getty Images Royal photographer, The Mirror reported.  Jackson also took Prince George’s officially fourth birthday portrait this summer. People magazine believes that the family portrait was taken at the same time, since George is wearing the same outfit in both images. They also announced educational plans for Princess Charlotte for the upcoming year. The 2-year-old daughter of the royal couple will attend Wilcocks Nursery School in London. She’ll start at the school full-time in January.
  • It could be a first for Atlanta's favorite fried chicken sandwich restaurant -- Chick-fil-A opened up its hearts and its fryers to help the stranded travelers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. >> Read more trending news Chick-fil-A is traditionally closed on Sundays but because of the massive power outage at the airport, restaurant employees came to the rescue for thousands of stranded -- and hungry -- travelers.  The Atlanta airport tweeted around 1:15 a.m. photos of Chick-fil-A workers handing out sandwiches and water. Travelers stranded at the Georgia International Convention Center were also treated with the meals.  In all, 2,000 meals were provided to travelers.  >> Power restored at Atlanta airport Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed thanked Chick-fil-A owner Dan Cathy for his support.  Here is the full statement from Chick-fil-A:  “The mayor called about 10 p.m. and asked for assistance. We immediately mobilized staff and team members who live and work near the airport, and they are making sandwiches and delivering them to the EOC (emergency operations center). City and airport officials there are distributing sandwiches to passengers who are stranded due to the power outage. It has been a very difficult day for thousands of travelers, and while Chick-fil-A is always closed on Sunday, our restaurants open occasionally to serve communities in need. We do not make a profit, but do what we can to offer comfort to people experiencing hardship”

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  • Officials responded Monday morning after a train derailed over Interstate 5 near Mounts Road in Pierce County, Washington. >> Read more trending news All lanes were blocked on Monday morning.
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden is coming to Orlando next month. Biden will bring his American Promise Tour to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts January 29 for a special one night event. Joe Biden has always believed that when given a chance, ordinary people can do extraordinary things. As a scrappy kid from Scranton who rose to the Office of Vice President, he is no exception. During his 45 years of public service, one of Vice President Biden’s greatest strengths has been his ability to bring people together, even in crisis, even across difficult divides, all the while, respecting everybody at the table. In 2018, Vice President Joe Biden continues his American Promise Tour, a series of conversations that will go beyond the 24-hour news cycle and 140-character arguments to connect friends and neighbors around the topics that matter most. Vice President Biden will reveal the big political moments of his career, the life-altering choices he made, and the key traits that have helped him persevere through challenges. He will share how the loss of his son Beau tested his resolve, and how he is finding new purpose in a time of uncertainty. Tickets to the event start at $68.  VIP packages are available for $128. For more information on the event, or to purchase tickets, click HERE.
  • The man infamously acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin has found himself in the middle of another feud -- this time with rapper Jay-Z. According to The Blast, George Zimmerman threatened to feed Jay-Z to an alligator after a production team harassed his family. The rap star is reportedly producing a documentary on the death of Trayvon Martin. “I know how to handle people who f*** with me, I have since February 2012,” Zimmerman told the publication. February of 2012 is the month of Martin’s death. Zimmerman claims his parents or family members are not being paid for their roles in Jay-Z’s documentary. To make matters even more controversial, the 6-part documentary is being produced by The Weinstein Company. The squabble even prompted a response from Snoop Dogg on Instagram.
  • This is heart-wrenching to watch: a bystander’s dash cam video captures a dog being dragged behind a car for at least two blocks in Hawaii. The dog appears to be tied by a leash to the back of an SUV as it drives down a road in Honolulu. YouTube user Johnny Chang noticed the dog and followed the SUV to try and catch up with the driver. When the vehicle stops, the dog stands up and limps around a little. That’s when the driver gets out slowly.  According to the Daily Mail, the 40-second clip ends with another woman running up to the scene. So far the driver has not been identified. It’s not known if the dog was injured. **WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT** (VIDEO) More stories: Atlanta airport employee slides down crowded escalator to help stranded passengers
  • News 96.5 WDBO adds a second hour of the Brian Kilmeade radio show starting today.  You’ll hear Brian weekdays from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM.  The change comes as Herman Cain scales back his work schedule to produce only one hour of radio programming each day from his Atlanta studio.  Fans of Herman Cain will be glad to know that you’ll still be able to hear him weekdays from 11:00 AM - Noon.  “Brian’s been really popular with our listeners here in Orlando since we debuted one hour of his show four years ago,” says Drew Anderssen, News 96.5 WDBO Brand Manager and Program Director.