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  • Tech Review Website Offers $1,000 for Fan to Watch 30 Disney Movies in 30 Days

    A tech review website listed a job posting this week offering $1,000 for someone to watch 30 Disney movies in 30 days, KTLA sister station WGHP reported Thursday. wants to hire a Disney fanatic to watch 30 Disney movies in 30 days ahead of the  launch of the company’s new streaming service, Disney+, on Nov. 12. Perks include a $1,000 payday, a one-year subscription to Disney+ and a Disney-themed movie watching kit. “Do you sing along with your kiddos […]

  • A vehicle involved in a suspected DUI crash in Northridge is seen on May 11, 2019. (Credit: ONSCENE.TV)

    Bipartisan Bill Would Require All New Cars to Have Detectors to Stop Drunk Drivers From Starting Their Cars

    Two U.S. senators want automakers to build technology into every new car that would, essentially, take away your key if you’ve had too many drinks. Sens. Rick Scott, Republican of Florida, and Tom Udall, Democrat from New Mexico, on Wednesday introduced the Reduce Impaired Driving for Everyone Act of 2019, known as the RIDE Act. The legislation would fund research into alcohol detection technology that could stop drivers who are over the legal limit from starting their cars. Supported by […]

  • Mom’s Viral Facebook Post Encourages Use of Blue Halloween Buckets to Raise Autism Awareness

    A Hawaii mother’s Facebook post explaining the importance behind blue Halloween buckets has been shared more than 100,000 times on Facebook since it was posted Sunday. In the viral post, Omairis Taylor wrote that her 3-year-old son has autism and is nonverbal. During Halloween last year, she said homes would wait for her son to say ‘trick or treat’ in order to give him a piece of candy. “And there I go explaining the situation for the next five blocks,” […]

  • A 5.6-Pound Avocado in Hawaii Set a New World Record, and It Made Enough Guacamole for 20 People

    The only thing extra about the avocado at the Pokini household is the size. The Pokini family from Hawaii landed themselves in the Guinness Book of World Records after growing an avocado weighing 5.6 pounds, setting a record for the world’s heaviest. The previous record was held by 5.5-pound avocado, according to Guinness, and was grown by Felicidad Pasalo in Hilo, Hawaii, in January 2018. Juliane Pokini told CNN the family got the seed from her brother-in-law, Dickie Marciel, who […]

  • A Year Later, Florida Panhandle Still Struggling to Recover From Devastating Hurricane Michael

    The catastrophic damage caused by category 5 Hurricane Michael on Oct. 10, 2018, is still visible one year later in the Panama City, Florida, area. Local residents like Curtis and Rhonda Hawley are still dealing with homes that are missing walls and have bare concrete for floors. “Six hours changed our world. Changed our lives. We’ll never be the same,” Curtis Hawley said. “Now we’re trying to find a plumber, trying to find an electrician, cabinetry, flooring. There’s still so […]

  • Chyanne Thomas is seen in a photo from KSWB.

    San Diego County Post Office Employee Finds 2 Missing Children in 2 Weeks

    A postal employee has received two awards for heroism after finding two missing girls in San Diego County in the month earlier this year, KTLA sister station KSWB in San Diego reported on Monday. The cases are not connected to one another, according to the station. In the first one, a 15-year-old girl with autism was reported missing late in the evening on April 18. Chyanne Thomas, who has been employed by the Vista Post Office for about a year, […]

  • Swimmers in the Rio Grande in September 2019. (Credit: Border Report / Nexstar)

    Swimmers Frequently Cross Rio Grande From Mexico Into Texas, Border Town Mayor Says

    The mayor of Laredo, Texas, says it’s quite common for people to try and swim across the Rio Grande to try and enter the United States illegally. On Monday, Border Report crews spotted – and recorded video of – people swimming across the river. Border Patrol agents were seen telling thse swimmers to head back to Mexico. “Obviously, these people are trying to get into the U.S. in an illegal manner,” Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz explained. “We pride ourselves in […]

  • Separated: Former Marine Raises Children Alone in Ohio After Husband Is Deported

    Former Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Perez, a mother of four, has been on the front lines of a decade long battle of dealing with the mental and physical impact of the separation from her husband, Marcos Perez. Marcos was deported by ICE in 2010 after a traffic stop. After an honorable discharge from the Marines in 2009, Elizabeth never imagined that a stroll down the street would lead her to meet the love of her life, Marcos. “We were […]

  • ‘They’re Risking Death’ South Texas Rancher Says of Migrants Who Cross His Remote, Dangerous Property to Travel North

    Editor’s note: Graphic image of human bones are included in story. Please view with caution. As John David Franz got within miles of his family’s 1,000-acre ranch in a vast and desolate part of South Texas recently, he saw two Border Patrol agents in a truck on the last county road leading to his property. They told him they were tracking 10 migrants who had been spotted in the area — a popular spot for migrants to try to circumvent the […]

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