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    The odds of an average golfer scoring a single hole-in-one are about 12,500 to 1, according to the National Hole-In-One Registry. Howard Freeman, an 89-year-old golfer, sank two in one week. >> Read more trending news  'You never expect it,” Freeman told WKYC. 'There’s a lot of luck to it, but sometimes you hit the perfect shot.' Freeman used a 5-wood on the eighth hole to get his first hole-in-one May 16. A couple of days later, he used a driver and sank the ball 150 yards away on the third hole. “On eight, the ball hit on the front edge of the green and rolled about 8 to 10 yards,” Freeman, recalling the feat, told the Akron Beacon Journal. “On the third hole, the ball hit on the edge of the green, rolled a little bit to the right and fell in the hole.” Freeman, a 35-year member at Wooster Country Club, started golfing in 1941 when he first became a caddy, WKYC reported. He has hit two other aces. His first was in 1985. He did it again the next year. All have been at Wooster Country Club.
  • A couple accused of luring a woman to their hotel room and raping her while vacationing in Hawaii have pleaded not guilty. >> Read more trending news  Darrell Dorch, 46, and Nagsia Dorch, 35, remain jailed on multiple counts of kidnapping and sexual assault, Hawaii News Now reported. According to court documents, the couple befriended the 26-year-old victim, who is from Japan, April 30. The couple invited the victim to swim at the pool of their Waikiki hotel the following day, documents said. Nagsia Dorch allegedly invited the victim to the couple’s hotel room, asking for her help in picking out a swimsuit. The two went to the room with Darrell Dorch allegedly following. Once inside the hotel room, Darrell Dorch allegedly raped the victim. Nagsia Dorch didn’t stop the assault and prevented the victim from leaving the hotel room, court documents said. The assault is alleged to have ended after several hours when the Dorches’ son knocked on their door, according to court documents. When the victim was able to leave, she called police. Nagsia Dorch’s bond is $300,000, while Darrell Dorch’s bond is $500,000.
  • A five-part documentary series chronicling the life of legendary rapper Tupac Shakur is currently in the works. >> Read more trending news  According to Deadline, director Allen Hughes closed a deal with the Shakur Estate, giving him full access to the late hip hop icon’s released and unreleased recordings and writings. Hughes and Shakur began working together in the 1990s until a fist fight tore them apart and left Shakur in jail for 15 days. The rapper reportedly apologized for the incident shortly before his death in 1996. Hughes, who is behind a critically acclaimed HBO docuseries on Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, will be executive producer with Lasse Järvi and Charles D. King. Tom Pellegrini has also been tapped as a producer. No release date for the project has been announced. This will be the “first definitive, comprehensive project on Shakur with the full cooperation of the estate,” according to Deadline.
  • A Missouri teen who helped push a blind man missing both legs in a wheelchair missing up a hill to his home before a storm spurred a fundraiser to help the man get an electric wheelchair. >> Read more trending news  As tornado sirens blared, Seth Phillips, 16, and his mother pulled into a gas station Tuesday when they saw Gregory Beck, KMOV reported. “Everyone kept telling me the storm is coming and you need to hurry up and get home,' Beck, who lost both legs last year and is legally blind because of diabetes, told KMOV. “This lady and her son were hollering at me, like, 'Are you OK?’' Phillips jumped out and started pushing Beck up the hill back home, a trek that typically takes him 25 minutes.  Phillips now considers Beck a friend. “We need to be caring for each other and helping each other out,” Phillips told KMOV. Phillips’ mother, Amber Gilleylen, is proud of her son.  “His only complaint was 'it makes me sad that people would rather fly by and honk at a disabled person rather than to lend a hand,’' Gilleylen told KMOV. A GoFundMe account has been set up in order to buy Beck an electric wheelchair.
  • Friday was Floyd Martin's day to sleep in. He didn't. >> Read more trending news  After nearly 35 years of delivering the mail, the stroke of 5 a.m. pulled him out of bed, as always. It turned out to be a good thing. Friday was Floyd Martin's day to shine. His heart was full when his head hit the pillow Thursday night. Neighbors in his Marietta, Georgia territory had decorated their mailboxes to surprise him on his last day. Then, hundreds gathered for a block party to celebrate his retirement. “Continue to take care of each other,” he told the crowd, “and smile when you think of me.' A day later, it seemed the entire internet was smiling and thinking of him. “Mr. Floyd” became a trending topic after hundreds of thousands of people shared a Twitter thread telling his story. Actor Patton Oswalt was among them: As was actress Alyssa Milano: And CNN’s Jake Tapper: And NBC’s Willie Geist: Neighbors launched a GoFundMe campaign hoping to raise $5,000 to help Martin realize his dream of vacationing in Hawaii. The campaign has raised more than $25,000, but Floyd can use those donations for other needs during his retirement. Delta Air Lines is taking care of the flight. I called Floyd midmorning Friday to see how his first day off the clock was going. 'I haven't learned to sleep in yet,' he said. 'I'm still on such a high from yesterday.' Then I let him know about Delta, the celebrities tweeting about him, and the slew of reporters wanting to talk with him.  'What? Oh, my God,' he said, stunned. 'This is all unbelievable.' Channel 2 Action News was the first broadcaster to share Floyd’s story. The AJC’s corporate cousin aired a piece just hours after the Thursday night block party and followed up the next day with a second piece about the successful GoFundMe campaign. By Friday morning, I’d heard from journalists at CNN, Fox News, The Washington Post,   The Today Showthe 'Today' show, ABC'ABCWorld News Tonight', Reuters, Inside'Inside Edition', People, Mother Jones and elsewhere, who were interested in pursuing stories. With his OK, I helped those who wanted to interview him get in touch. CNN International has shared the story and CBC/Radio-Canada is working on one, as well. Some outlets, likes MSNBC, the and 'The Mel Robbins Show' pulled together quick pieces using my photos, with attribution, after requesting and receiving permission to do so, which is standard industry practice. Some, like Yahoo and The Week, posted aggregated pieces with content and photos embedded from the Twitter thread, which is also a common practice. A few, like BuzzFeed News and WGCL, did their own reporting. “I can’t believe all this is happening,” Martin said. I can. Coverage of political rancor, international tension, natural disasters, violence and tragedy dominates just about any news cycle. People ache for a bit of good news once in a while. “I’m not quite sure why but it's reduced me to some tears on my lunch break at work,” Tom Adams, of Northampton, about 60 miles northwest of London, told me in a message. One of his countrymen checked in to let me know Floyd is all the talk across the pond: Stateside, Floyd has people crying happy tears. When I called Floyd later on Friday to see how the day was going, his phone went to voicemail; I hope he was either packing for Hawaii or getting ready for another nationally televised interview. Regardless, we'll all see him again in October. Sooner than that, probably, but he's invited to be a celebrity costume judge at Marietta's annual Halloween parade. “I’ll be back,” he has promised the people on his route, the customers who became family. “Y’all are my life.”
  • A professional basketball player in Texas is off the court after his cellphone exploded in his hand, burning him. >> Read more trending news  Khouraichi Thiam, 31, told WFAA-TV he was in a car with friends May 15 when his LG K20 Plus suddenly exploded in his right hand. 'It just blew up,' he said. 'It exploded. The driver, who is my friend, was screaming. We all were screaming. I thought I was going to die.' Thiam, who stands 6 feet, 8 inches tall, has played professional basketball around the world, including for the national team of his home country, Senegal. He now lives in the Dallas suburb of Plano. The guard and forward was planning on trying out for the NBA summer league, but now that may not happen. During the explosion, battery acid spewed onto Thiam’s right hand. He suffered second-degree burns and said he can’t move his thumb, his index finger or his middle finger. Parts of his hand are also numb, suggesting he suffered nerve damage. His hand is expected to stay in a sling and brace for at least four weeks, Thiam said. Many cellphone explosions have been linked to phones with lithium ion batteries, WFAA reported. LG spokesman Frank Lee told WFAA in a written statement Thursday that the company didn’t know of Thiam’s case until the news station contacted it. 'It is regrettable that this gentleman had this experience … Our team would like to be introduced to the consumer so we can take the appropriate steps and also have our safety engineers examine the device,' Lee said. Thiam said he may take LG up on the offer.
  • Ten people were shot outside a bar early Saturday in Trenton, New Jersey, The Trentonian reported. >> Read more trending news  One person was taken to a hospital after the shooting to undergo emergency abdominal surgery, the newspaper reported. Trenton police Capt. Stephen Varn told reporters five men and five women were hit by gunfire outside Ramoneros Liquor & Bar shortly before 12:30 a.m. Varn did not know the conditions of the other shooting victims, the Trentonian reported. The shooting was the biggest in Trenton since last June’s incident at the Art All Night festival. which resulted in the death of one of the suspects and injuries to 22 people, 17 of whom were struck by gunfire, WPVI reported. > ‘All hell broke loose’ during shooting at New Jersey arts festival Trenton City Councilman Jerell Blakeley said he was outraged by the violence. “This is kind of carnage shouldn’t be normal,” Blakeley wrote on Facebook. “Too often when the weather breaks, violence rears its ugly head in this city. “I’m sick and tired of this city not being able to enjoy a nice spring day without the prospect of absolute mayhem and carnage committed by a dissolute and wicked few.”
  • A 20-year-old Arizona man is accused of impregnating an 11-year-old girl, the Arizona Republic reported.  >> Read more trending news  Carlos Jacinto Cobo-Perez, of Phoenix, was arrested May 17 and charged with one count of aggravated assault and two counts of sexual conduct with a minor, according to court records. The girl reportedly told police she skipped her after-school program “about a month ago” and had sex in Cobo-Perez’s car near her school, KNXV reported. The relationship was discovered in November by the girl’s mother, the Republic reported. “She was infatuated,' the victim's mother told KNXV. 'She didn’t understand, she’s a kid, and any person that’s older than her can wrap her around their finger.” Police spoke to Cobo-Perez on Dec. 10, and he reportedly admitted to having the relationship, the television station reported. Cobo-Perez told police he would break off contact with the girl, according to court records. On May 17, the girl was taken to a Phoenix hospital, where tests confirmed she was pregnant, the Republic reported. Cobo-Perez’s next court hearing is Tuesday, according to court records.
  • A tornado ripped through a Missouri town Wednesday, but a 4-day-old boy was not impressed. >> Read more trending news  In fact, the infant slept through the whole ordeal, KCTV reported. >> Storms sweep through Missouri, killing 3 and slamming Jefferson City “He was sleeping,” Jordan Devine told the television station. “His mom is freaking out and he’s sleeping. All right.” Devine gave birth to her son, a 7-pounder, on Monday night, but within 48 hours she was cradling him in her arms while sitting in a bathtub as the roof of her apartment came crashing down because of a tornado that hit Jefferson City, KCTV reported “Ten minutes prior, I was right here changing my baby's diaper,” Devine told the television station. Devine now has no place to live. The tornado wiped out the apartment complex’s staircase, and people were stuck on the roof for about an hour, Devine’s roommate told KCTV.  The baby boy, however, continued to sleep blissfully. “All of his newborn stuff is covered in insulation,” Devine’s roommate told the television station.
  • The school year is ending, but students aren’t the only ones looking forward to summer vacation.  >> Read more trending news  Teachers get pretty excited, too. And one teacher at a Louisiana elementary school was so happy, she sang about it. Anna Temples, a fifth grade teacher at Thomas Elementary School in Washington Parish, sang a “school’s out” song over the school’s intercom system with lyrics set to the tune of “At Last,” by Etta James, WDSU reported. Videos were posted on social media, including Facebook and YouTube, to celebrate the end of the school year. 

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  • As you spend this Memorial Day weekend celebrating with your friends and family, its important to remember that the freedom many of our nation's heroes have fought and died for always comes at a price. Well in honor of the occasion, as you would expect, here are some freebies and deals through Memorial Day that veterans, active duty and retired military members and their families can take advantage of( standard disclaimer: some locations may not be participating, so its important to always contact them ahead of time):  Ace Hardware: While supplies last, you can get a free 8 by 12 inch flag on May 25th.  AAA: Through Tuesday, you can get free tipsy low service.  Apple: They have special offers on their products, including their Apple Care Protection Plans.  Cinemark Theatres: It varies by location, but if you show your military ID, you get a special discount.  Delta Airlines: Military personnel get a free bag check.  Home Depot and Lowe's: Veterans and their families get 10 percent off. Just show your ID  Hooters: Show your military ID on May 27th and you can get free entrees including 10 free boneless wings, Buffalo chicken salad, Hooters Burger or a Buffalo Chicken sandwich.  Longhorn Steakhouse: Check out the coupon below to get a free appetizer or dessert when you get an entree through May 26th.  https://www.longhornsteakhouse.com/customer-service/coupons/free-app-or-dessert-with-2-entrees-lh74-052319?cmpid=br:lh_ag:ie_ch:eml_ca:LHQ419L52COUP_dt:20190523_vs:1NV_in:Specials_pl:image01_FreeApp_rd:9bc86910b47843f7a15abeafd3d66e28  Sea World and Busch Gardens: The Waves of Honor program gives free entry to military families and members with their ID through December 31st. TGI Fridays: Check out the coupon to a free entree when you buy one and two drinks from May 25-27.  https://share.rivet.works/fridays
  • An ex-Magic Kingdom worker from Clermont has been arrested, accused of trying to set up a sexual encounter with an 8 year old girl.  According to the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida, Frederick M. Pohl Jr.  sent inappropriate pictures of himself to what he believed was the 8 year old girl and talked online with her and her father in order to arrange a meeting. When he arrived at an Orlando hotel that they were supposed to meet at, Pohl was arrested by an undercover federal agent who was the one posing as the girl he was talking to.  According to the submitted criminal complaint, Pohl was in possession of condoms and a child sized pink dress. While the Middle District did confirm that he was an employee at the Magic Kingdom, they did not say what his role was.
  • A man who was shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting outside a mosque in South Florida on Friday was wanted in Osceola County for attempted murder, according to law enforcement officials. >> Read more trending news  The U.S. Marshals Service Florida and Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force were involved in the shooting at the parking lot of the Masjid Al-Iman mosque in Fort Lauderdale. The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office said the man who was shot was Hamid Ould-Rouis, 58, who was wanted for attacking two people at a home on Luminous Loop in Kissimmee on Thursday.  Deputies said Ould-Rouis entered the home and battered a man before attacking a woman with a knife. The woman is in a hospital in critical condition, deputies said. Marshals said they were attempting to arrest Ould-Rouis, but a threat posed by him prompted members of the task force to fire their weapons. There is no indication that the mosque is related to the incident, officials said. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting.
  • A man who was shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting outside of a South Florida Mosque Friday afternoon was wanted in Osceola County for attempted murder. According to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office, Police in Broward County and U.S. Marshals had been looking for Hamid Ould-Rouis,58, who was accused of beating up a man and stabbing a woman nearly to death in a Kissimmee home early Thursday. The woman remains hospitalized in critical condition.  Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force tracked him to the parking lot near the Masjid Al Iman mosque, in Fort Lauderdale. When he got out of a black SUV with a weapon, several officers opened fire. He died on the scene.  There is no indication that the mosque is related to the incident, officials said.  The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting.
  • Game dates and kickoff times for Orlando’s Camping World Bowl and Citrus Bowl games were announced Thursday as part of ESPN’s 2019-20 college football bowl schedule. This year, the Camping World Bowl, which traditionally features teams from the ACC and Big 12 conference will be broadcast on ABC for the first time in the bowl’s 30-year history.  It is set for Saturday, December 28 at Noon.  Last year’s contest saw Syracuse beat West Virginia 34-18 which helped guide the Orange to a 10-3 record, the team’s best finish since 2001.  The Citrus Bowl, which typically features teams from the ACC, SEC and Big Ten conference will continues its News Years Day tradition, kicking off at 1 o' clock on January 1, 2020.  It will also be broadcast on ABC.  In last year’s game, Kentucky defeated Penn State 27-24.  “We are thrilled to present two big-time bowl games from Orlando on national television this season,” Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan said. “It’s an amazing opportunity to showcase the Central Florida community twice in five days this postseason.”  The Cure Bowl, Orlando’s third bowl game, had already announced that this years game will be played at Orlando City Stadium, on Saturday, Dec. 21.

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  • Victims of Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and other natural disasters will have to wait into next month for Congress to give final approval to a $19.1 billion relief bill, as final passage of the plan in the House was blocked on Friday by a lone Republican lawmaker, forcing a delay until Congress returns for legislative business in the first week of June.   “I respectfully object,” said Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), a more conservative Republicans who stayed in town after the House had completed its legislative business on Thursday, and came to the floor Friday morning to object to acting on the plan without a full roll call vote.   The House had approved $19.1 billion in disaster aid in early May; the Senate on Thursday amended the plan with the backing of President Trump – but it wasn’t good enough to get unanimous consent for approval in the House. “If I do not object, Congress will have passed into law a bill that spends $19 billion of taxpayer money without members of Congress being present here in our nation’s capital,” Roy said on the House floor, forcing a further delay on the disaster aid measure. One of Roy’s objections was that no money was included in the plan for the immigrant surge along the southern border - President Trump had backed off of that in order to secure a deal on Thursday. Roy’s maneuver drew the scorn of fellow Republicans from states which are need of aid - like Georgia - where farmers suffered devastating losses from Hurricane Michael. Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) tweeted that “our farmers need aid today,” as this move by his GOP colleague will delay that process into June, leaving a bad taste in the mouths of fellow Republicans with farmers in need of assistance.   Democrats were furious. “House Republicans’ last-minute sabotage of an overwhelmingly bipartisan disaster relief bill is an act of staggering political cynicism,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  “Countless American families hit by devastating natural disasters across the country will now be denied the relief they urgently need,” Pelosi added in a statement. “This is a rotten thing to do,” said Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), who noted to reporters that Roy was blocking aid for his own home state of Texas. “We should have passed this months ago,” said Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL), who asked for approval of the measure on the House floor. “I am beyond fed up. This is wrong,” said Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA).  “This bill is about helping people – not about playing Washington politics.” “Republican politicians are playing games while people’s homes are literally underwater,” said Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH).   Unless Republicans relent next week, the House would not be able to set up a vote on the disaster aid measure until the week of June 3. “There are people who are really hurting, and he’s objecting,” Shalala said.  “He’s holding hostage thousands of people.”  The House has two ‘pro forma’ meetings scheduled for next week - on Tuesday and Friday.  Republicans could object to passing the bill at those times as well.