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    Disney CEO Bob Iger says "Star Wars" is getting its own themed land at Disney parks.

    Iger announced at Disney's D23 Fan Expo on Saturday that the 14-acre attraction will be built at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California. It represents the largest parks expansion ever.

    Iger said the "Star Wars" land will be "every bit as thrilling as the films" and will include attractions and entertainment in an area populated by aliens and droids.

    "I am thrilled to announce the next chapter in the long and exciting history between Disney Parks and Star Wars," Iger said. "We are creating a jaw-dropping new world that represents our largest single themed land expansion ever. These new lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will transport guests to a whole new Star Wars planet, including an epic Star Wars adventure that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance."

    There will also be a Cantina and the chance to take control of the Millennium Falcon.

    Disney parks have previously only had the Star Tours ride as their "Star Wars" themed attraction. More comprehensive park integration has been expected since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012.

    To learn more, click here.

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    Snake wasn't on the menu of a Missouri restaurant, but that's what patrons got -- along with a side of rattled nerves.

    A reptile, thought to be a boa constrictor, was brought into an eatery in Nixa, Missouri, this week, sending some fleeing.

    Lisa Loeffelholz told CNN affiliate KYTV that she spotted a man and a woman holding the snake and "it started to slither down into the booth behind her."

    Loeffelholz said she notified the restaurant manager -- who said the couple insisted the snake was a service animal and the restaurant should allow it to stay.

    But just the sight of the woman apparently pulling the animal and then handing it over to the man at the table was enough to make Loeffelholz confront the snake handlers about their slippery excuse.

    "He said, 'It's my service animal. And I'm allowed to have it because it helps me with my depression,'" she told the affiliate.

    The snake may have had a calming effect on the couple, but by no means can it legally be deemed a service animal.

    The American with Disabilities Act states "only dogs are recognized as service animals."

    And if the snake posed a concern for public safety, then patrons could have notified police or animal control, according to Nixa city's communications director, Jill Finney.

    "Management didn't know what to do, because they didn't want to violate anybody's rights, and that's understandable," Finney told the affiliate.


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    A Florida prison inmate serving a life sentence for his role in a 2011 Jacksonville murder was killed in his cell.

    The Florida Department of Corrections said 35-year-old Craig Eugene Roback died on Thursday after an altercation with his cellmate at the Columbia County Correctional Institution.

    Roback, two other men and a woman were arrested in 2011 in connection with the beating death of 47-year-old hotel employee Vasudevbhai "Victor" Barot in Jacksonville.

    The Florida Times-Union reports that prosecutors argued Roback recruited the others to rob Barot, who they thought had large sums of money in a safe.

    An autopsy is being conducted by the Jacksonville medical examiner.


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    Authorities say a southwest Florida man charged in the shooting death of a transgender woman has been charged in a second killing.

    Keith Lamayne Gaillard, 18, is currently being held on a first-degree murder charge in the death of 25-year-old India Clarke.

    Officials said Gaillard's DNA was found under Clarke's fingernails. Detectives also reported finding a condom with Gaillard's DNA inside Clarke's car, which was found nearby. Her body was found July 21.

    About a week later, Tampa police said Gaillard shot 46-year-old Tyrone Sean Davis in the back of the head. Davis' family said they believed he was gay.

    He was charged Friday in the second slaying. Police said they found the suspect's fingerprints in Davis' car.

    The Tampa Bay Times reports a witness told police that Gaillard admitted killing Davis.


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    A 70-year-old man shot another dog in the eye while walking his dogs in central Florida, police said.

    George Burdock allegedly said that the dog had lunged at him before so he brought a gun filled with BBs. As he and his wife were out walking his two dogs in Winter Park on Thursday night, police said the other dog, a Samoyed named Lilly, got away from his owner and charged at him and his dogs.

    Burdock said he warned the other dog owner that he would shoot if they did not get Lilly under control.

    The Orlando Sentinel reports Lilly lost an eye.

    Burdock said he was acting in self-defense. A witness told police that Lilly was not a threat to Burdock or the other dogs.

    Burdock had a concealed weapon permit.


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    A truck crowded with vendors heading to a market lost control and tipped over in Haiti's northern region Saturday, killing 18 people and injuring 28, authorities said.

    The accident occurred when the truck swerved to avoid a motorcycle and turned over near the coastal city of Cap-Haitien, said Jean-Henri Petit, a coordinator for the Civil Protection Agency.

    He said the truck also was carrying loads of charcoal and wood that the passengers had planned to sell at a nearby market.

    Petit said the 28 injured were all hospitalized, but no details were available on their conditions.


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    Police were called Saturday to investigate a bomb threat at the Koubek Center.

    The center in Miami is in the 2700 block of Southwest Third Street, just south of Flagler Street.

    Officers said they were tipped off after 2:30 p.m. Saturday by the Miami Herald, which received an email about a bomb threat at the center.

    The building was evacuated along with surrounding homes, Miami police said.

    The center was searched. Police said no physical evidence was found to suggest a public threat.

    The investigation continues since the source of the threatening email is still unknown, according to Miami police.

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    A Hollywood man on a motorcycle was killed on Interstate 595 Thursday during the afternoon rush hour, troopers said.

    The collision happened in the westbound lanes of I-595, just east of U.S. 441.

    Andrew Heidlebaugh, 46, was ejected off a motorcycle after hitting the rear end of a car in front of him, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Troopers said there were three vehicles involved in the crash. The car that was hit by the motorcycle hit a third car. Only one minor injury was reported in the other cars.

    The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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    A computer glitch is being blamed for hundreds of delayed or canceled flights at airports across the Eastern seaboard, with ripple effects stretching to South Florida.

    At last check, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport reported 106 total delays and four canceled flights. At Miami International Airport, 97 flights were delayed and 14 flights were canceled.

    The problems started around 1 p.m. Saturday.

    The Federal Aviation Administration released a statement, saying, "The FAA is diagnosing an automation problem at an air traffic center in Leesburg, Va. Some flights into and out of the New York and Washington, D.C. metro area airports area may be delayed. We are directing high altitude traffic around the affected airspace."

    The effects could be seen from photos off Flightradar24. One photo showed a screenshot of flight patterns at the same time Friday. Saturday's shot shows a large hole with no flights above or around Virginia.

    "I was supposed to go home Friday night, got delayed because the crew wasn't available," Jean Cowan said. "Then we were supposed to fly out this morning and the pilot wasn't available. Then we got on the plane and were told the radar wasn't available. So, here I am."

    There is a bit of good news providing relief Saturday evening. In a tweet from Reagan National Airport, it's been announced that the FAA issue has been resolved, but some residual delays were expected from Saturday's outage.

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    A 6-year-old boy was hospitalized after he nearly drowned at a birthday party, Coconut Creek police said.

    The incident happened after 4 p.m. Saturday at the County Lakes Mobile Home Park in the 6800 block of Northwest 39th Avenue.

    The boy was found at the bottom of the community pool. Police said a witness pulled the boy out of the water and began to give him CPR.

    Due to the boy's critical condition, the Margate Fire Department airlifted the child to Broward General HospitalĀ in Fort Lauderdale, police said. The boy's condition was updated to critical but stable condition.

    The boy and his family were attending a friend's birthday party at the pool, according to Coconut Creek police.

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  • 08/15/15--23:00: On this day: August 16
  • Politics get ugly on the White House lawn, Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation, the Bambino and The King both die, and the Beatles find a new drummer, all on this day.


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    It could have been much worse, Douglas Harder says.

    A bear broke into his Sandpoint, Idaho, home on Wednesday while Harder was out. The bear entered through the sliding door on Harder's second-floor deck and ransacked his condo.

    It took two hours to clean up the mess, but Harder is relieved that he wasn't home -- not that time, at least. It was not the first time a bear paid a visit to Harder's condo this year, and it would not be the last.

    In the latest visit on Friday, a cub tried to squeeze through the small cat door on Harder's front entrance, making for a fantastic photo opportunity.

    Bears 'could care less'

    The first visit was in May, when a family of bears climbed up the side of Harder's home and onto his deck. Harder watched from the living room, shooting video as a bear and two cubs polished off birdseed from his feeder.

    "I knocked on the door and the cubs looked at me but they could care less that I was there," Harder recalls.

    They returned the next day and polished off four cans of Dr. Pepper on the deck. Hoping to deter future visits, Harder scrubbed the deck with chlorine bleach and got a smaller bird feeder.

    Does a bear poop in the condo?

    He thought he was in the clear until this week, when he came home and found his home in disarray. The bear appeared to have entered through his sliding door and got into a bag of flour, brownie mix, a Toblerone bar, and a can of Pepsi. The bear left a pile of poop the size of of Harder's foot in his living room.

    Later that night, a cub tried to squeeze through his cat door. Undeterred, the cub returned Friday to try the cat door once again, and Harder snapped hilarious pictures.

    "It came to the cat door Thursday night, trying again and again to get through, which is when I took the photo," he told CNN. "My cat is in the photo on Friday, showing the width of the sliding glass door the bear squeezed through. It came back yesterday trying to get through the cat door again."

    It's been a dry year in northern Idaho, and food for bears is scarce in the forest around Harder's home near Schweitzer Mountain. He says he has called the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office and Schweitzer Mountain headquarters to report the encounters.

    "I don't want them to kill the bears; I just want them relocated," he said. "If they don't take care of them someone else might."


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    Fashionista and style expert Kathy Buccio tells us how to dress and impress for school during tax-free week.


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    Republican frontrunner Donald Trump said Sunday he would overturn a law that grants citizenship to people born in the U.S. and put stricter limits on legal immigration, offering his most detailed account yet of how he would handle a policy issue that has become a cornerstone of his campaign.

    Trump, who has repeatedly been pressed for specifics on his immigration plan since the issue rocketed him to the top of the polls, also explained for the first time how he will force Mexico to pay for a wall on its border with the U.S. in his nearly 1,900-word policy paper.

    The proposal could help Trump swat away naysayers who charge that he is not a serious candidate. It also gives Trump an opportunity to burnish his conservative credentials, particularly as he is coming under more heavy fire from conservative influencers.

    Trump took a shot at his Republican opponent Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, slamming what he calls the "Schumer-Rubio" comprehensive immigration bill, which passed the Senate in 2013 and later died in the House, as "nothing more than a giveaway to the corporate patrons who run both parties."

    Trump's immigration plan is based on three core principles: that the U.S. must build a wall across the U.S.-Mexico border, that immigration laws must be fully enforced and that "any immigration plan must improve jobs, wages and security for all Americans."

    His policy mixes some long-held Republican proposals on immigration with ideas that are more likely to appeal to the far right.

    Trump calls for requiring a nationwide system to verify workers' legal status, tripling the number of immigrations and customs enforcement agents and implementing a tracking system to identify people who overstay their visas.

    But Trump's plans take a hardline approach in his vow to reverse a U.S. law that grants American citizenship to any child born in the United States, regardless of whether the child's parents are undocumented immigrants.

    He also calls for suspending the issuance of any new green cards, writing, "there will be a pause where employers will have to hire from the domestic pool of unemployed immigrant and native workers."

    Trump's policy proposal does not explain how long the pause will last.

    Even Trump's approach to the Dreamers -- those who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children -- goes a step further than others in the GOP field who believe children of undocumented immigrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S.

    "The executive order gets rescinded," Trump said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," of President Barack Obama's executive order allowing dreamers to remain in the U.S.

    "We have to keep the families together, but they have to go," he told NBC.

    While Trump has called for deporting all of the undocumented immigrants in the United States and allowing "the good ones," to re-enter legally, his policy outline makes no mention of that plan. Instead, it calls for deporting all "criminal aliens." It does not address the deportation of otherwise law-abiding undocumented immigrants.

    Trump also explained how he would force the Mexican government to bankroll a wall along the southern border.

    If Mexico refuses to pay for the wall, a Trump administration would begin charging additional fees to Mexicans who come into the U.S. on visas or with border crossing cars -- particularly for visas to "Mexican CEOs and diplomats," which Trump would cancel "if necessary." Trump's plan also calls for possible tariffs and foreign aid cuts and would seize "all remittance payments derived from illegal wages."

    "The Mexican government has taken the United States to the cleaners. They are responsible for this problem, and they must help pay to clean it up," Trump wrote. "We will not be taken advantage of anymore."

    Immigration advocates quickly slammed Trump's proposal Sunday.

    "The extremism is stunning, and the direction is dangerous," said Frank Sharry, the executive director of pro-immigration group America's Voice. "Trump's 'plan' would create a police state capable of rounding up and deporting all 11 million hardworking immigrant families settled in America."

    Sharry also criticized Trump's move to change the birthright citizenship rules and put further limits on legal immigration.

    "Fortunately, these marginalized ideas are as unpopular as they are unworkable, and thus will never happen," he said.

    Trump's policy plan drew praise, though, from the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a group that supports reducing the number of both legal and undocumented immigrants in the U.S. and has been labeled a hate group in 2007 by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

    "In much the same way that we enforce most civil laws in this country, the plan aims at deterring most violations of the law, and provides meaningful penalties for those who are not deterred," spokesman Ira Mehlman said in an email.

    But Trump's immigration plan would surely draw stiff opposition from Democrats in Congress, but it's also likely to raise alarm with the big business, a major proponent of high-skilled visas.

    The price tag for his plan could draw the ire of Republicans, too.

    A 2013 bipartisan immigration bill that cleared the Senate called for doubling the number of border patrol agents and completing some 700 miles of fence along the border. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office pegged the cost of the bill around $23 billion, mainly because of the security measures included.

    Ultimately, the CBO said the Senate bill would have reduced the federal deficit by legalizing millions of immigrants living in the country illegally and, in turn, boosting tax revenues. The CBO also said that legislation would spur economic growth.

    Trump's plan, however, does not include those revenue-generating provisions.

    To prevent additional undocumented immigrants for entering and staying in the United States, Trump pledged to "defund sanctuary cities" -- stripping cities of federal dollars if they do not fully cooperate with federal immigration officials -- establish a nationwide employment "e-verify" system, and end the "catch-and-release" policy of detaining illegal immigrants without deporting them.

    While most of Trump's brash rhetoric has focused on ending illegal immigration peppered with charges that immigrants coming from Mexico are "killers" and "rapists," Trump has also advocating for streamlining the legal U.S. immigration system.

    There was little mention of that in his latest policy proposal. Instead, it relied heavily on plans designed to protect American jobs from foreign workers and called for tighter rules on visas for high-skilled workers. In crafting his plan, Trump sought advice from Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, a longtime supporter of curbing both legal and illegal immigration.

    "The influx of foreign workers holds down salaries, keeps unemployment high, and makes it difficult for poor and working class Americans -- including immigrants themselves and their children -- to earn a middle class wage," Trump wrote in his proposal.

    Trump's first policy paper comes somewhat begrudgingly. In a press conference Saturday, he downplayed voters' interest in such policy specifics, calling them a preoccupation of the press.

    "I think the press is more eager to see it than the voters, to be honest," Trump told reporters in Iowa Sunday. "I don't think the people care. I think they trust me. I think they know I'm going to make good deals for them."


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    Dolphin Mall is set to unveil it's 5 new restaurants and a State of the Art Parking Garage on September 15. Mall General Manager Pete Marrero gave us a sneak peak. "We have a state of the art parking system with 1300 parking spaces , that will allow them to see available spaces and help them find their cars," said Marrero.

    The five new restaurants include Brio, Kona Grill, Cabo Flats , Burgers and Beer and one yet to be named restaurant.

    Marrero says the demand is there, " Our restaurant category has done very well and we feel this is the right time for the expansion."

    South Florida is experiencing a bit of mall expansion madness right now. Sawgrass Mills mall has been expanding and the American Dream mall billed to be theĀ  Nation's largest mall is planned for Northwest Miami Dade .

    The shoppers aren't complaining, we caught up school teacher Elizabeth Perez at Dolphin Mall, she just moved here from New York and is thrilled. " I come here three times a week, you can do everything here , I am really excited about the new parking," said Perez.

    Tamara Barnes came to the mall with her sister who was visiting from Jamaica, Mega malls in South Florida are a big draw for Caribbean and Latin American tourists. Barnes lives here and says she loves the entertainment.

    "The mall is not just for shopping, the mall is a social place. I like the Cine Bistro, the bowling so I guess, more the merrier," said Barnes.

    That's the excitement Mall Managers are hoping to cash in on.


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    Dozens of blue balloons floating into the sky were part of an emotional tribute for Jakyri Fleurimar, a teen who was shot and killed by a friend Wednesday.

    The loss is still extremely fresh for Fleurimar's family. Dozens gathered Saturday at Pepper Park for a candlelight vigil, singing hymns and praying for change.

    "We don't know how many people we can effect, but if we can at least save one or two, that could make all the difference," Pastor Cecil Lamb said.

    Jakyri was a 15-year-old star football player. He was hanging out with friends Wednesday in a Brownsville home when a 14-year-old found a gun in a dresser drawer and accidentally shot Jakyri, police said.

    "He was a special kid," said Jakyri Fleurimar's father, Tony Fleurimar. "He could turn any situation into a good one. Good-hearted. Didn't have a care in the world."

    The teen who fired the fatal shot was arrested and charged with manslaughter. He's now in the custody of his parents.

    "We just want justice for Jakyri," Jakyri Fleurimar's mother said.

    "He always had a smile. Never did he not have a smile," said Jakyri Fleurimar's friend and football teammate Nicholas Delgado.

    That smile now shines on T-shirts made in his honor. Those who gathered in his name Saturday hope he feels the love in heaven and that the community takes a lesson from this tragedy.

    "We just need to stop all this violence," Delgado said.

    "To know that he was loved in the way that he was, it's a wonderful feeling," Tony Fleurimar said.

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    A woman told police the man who reported a Jacksonville toddler missing allegedly raped her a month before the boy disappeared.

    William Ruben Ebron Jr. reported 21-month-old Lonzie Barton missing July 24 prompting a massive search across the city. He is being held on two counts of child neglect in Lonzie's disappearance. On Friday, The Florida Times-Union reports charged him with giving false information to police.

    According to a new police report, Ebron's ex-girlfriend says she she'd gone over to Ebron's home after work and that he raped her. She said she yelled and cried, but he told her to stop. She also said five children were home at the time of the alleged rape.

    The ex-girlfriend said in the police report that Ebron had also sexually battered her last November.

    The Associated Press is not naming the woman because she is an alleged victim of sexual abuse.

    Jacksonville police say Ebron has been uncooperative and they are investigating the boy's disappearance as a homicide.

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    Before the sun came up Sunday morning, cyclists and supporters were lined up outside of Goulds Park. Cyclists are riding more than 1,100 miles in honor of Sean Taylor. Taylor was the safety for the Washington Redskins and a former University of Miami alum. In 2007, Taylor was shot and killed when five men from Fort Myers drove to his home in Cutler Bay to rob him.

    Now those who knew Taylor here in South Florida are turning this tragedy into a story of Triumph. Angela Berry is one of the organizers for the "Restored Order Project" to build the Sean Taylor Community Center. Berry says she was close to the Taylor family and hopes to continue Taylor's mission of change saying, "Sean was very much part of this community and was always giving back. Unfortunately, his life was cut short but as his family we are going to make sure that his legacy moves forward."

    Those who can't ride will walk around the track at the Goulds Community Center. Each lap will raise money and spread awareness for the Restored Order Project.

    The cyclists will ride about 50 miles per day over several weeks. Their goal is to arrive at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland by September 20th. For more information on how you can help you can visit www.restoredorder.org.


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    Days after Richard Blanco took part in the historic flag raising ceremony in Havana he shares his experience with Local 10 News.


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    A Miami teen who pleaded guilty to killing his mother and throwing a party while her body was still inside the home will spend 28 years in prison.

    The Miami Herald reports Kit Darrant pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the 2012 slaying of Renette Emile (pictured below), 35.

    Prosecutors say the then a 16-year-old student got into an argument with his mother, strangled her and stabbed her more than 100 times with a butcher knife. Police say Darrant covered her body up with sheets and sprinkled laundry detergent over it to cover the smell as he cared for his younger brother, skipped school and partied.

    Court documents show Darrant struggled with mental illness and spent a week in the hospital at one point after jumping out of a moving car and daring oncoming traffic to hit him.

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