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Brightline station coming to Disney Springs

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. —

Brightline announced Monday that they will be opening a station at Walt Disney World.

 

The station will be built at Disney Springs, the theme park's shopping, dining and entertainment district. According to a statement, the station is intended to provide a convenient travel option between Walt Disney World and other Brightline stations at Orlando International Airport, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

 

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Map shows favorite Thanksgiving pie in every state

The turkey is the most iconic part of Thanksgiving dinner, but it may not the favorite part of the meal. It's actually all about the sides! This year a survey found that when it comes to our favorite ones, Americans are full of surprises. Career site Zippia recently released a map of peoples' favorite Thanksgiving sides by state. They used Google trends to find the favorite of more than 20 traditional side dishes to see which ones won out.

 

 

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https://www.wpbf.com/article/thanksgiving-favorite-side-dishes/34626178

Hearing Christmas songs on repeat is bad for your mental health

Before you decide it's time to put on your favorite "Christmas Tunes" playlist, experts warn hearing Christmas songs on repeat — like you might while shopping over the festive period — could be bad for your mental health. "Music goes right to our emotions immediately and it bypasses rationality. Christmas music is likely to irritate people if it's played too loudly and too early," clinical psychologist Linda Blair told Sky News in 2017.

 

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https://www.wpbf.com/article/christmas-songs-mental-health-effect-experts/13452790

Miami Marlins hire Kim Ng as first female general manager in MLB history

SOURCE: John Raoux/AP

 

MIAMI —

Kim Ng became the highest-ranking woman in baseball operations in the major leagues when she was hired Friday as general manager of the Miami Marlins. Ng is believed to be the first female general manager for a men’s team in a major professional sports in North America, the Marlins said.

 

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https://www.wpbf.com/article/miami-marlins-kim-ng-general-manager/34669519

Headliner for Super Bowl LV halftime show revealed

Above video from Bang Showbiz: The Weeknd to headline halftime show

 

The Weeknd will bring his popular falsetto vocals to the 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show.

 

NFL, Pepsi and Roc Nation announced Thursday that the three-time Grammy Award winner
ill be the headline performer on Feb. 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

 

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https://www.wpbf.com/article/headliner-for-super-bowl-lv-halftime-show-revealed/34659812

This map shows Americans' favorite Thanksgiving side by state

The turkey is the most iconic part of Thanksgiving dinner, but it may not the favorite part of the meal. It's actually all about the sides! This year a survey found that when it comes to our favorite ones, Americans are full of surprises. Career site Zippia recently released a map of peoples' favorite Thanksgiving sides by state. They used Google trends to find the favorite of more than 20 traditional side dishes to see which ones won out.

 

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https://www.wpbf.com/article/thanksgiving-favorite-side-dishes/34626178

Stay Off Roads to Allow First Responders to Clear Them of Downed Trees, Debris

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA (November 9, 2020) –  The City of West Palm Beach Emergency Response Division is conducting an assessment of damage from Tropical Storm Eta. A preliminary damage assessment shows some trees are down. For your safety and to allow our first responders to respond quickly and efficiently, please stay off the roads, if possible, until they can be cleared of storm debris. To contact the City of West Palm Beach, please dial the ‘822’ Special Response Hotline at (561) 822-2222 (TTY 800-955-8771). In the event of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek dies at 80 after nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer

Alex Trebek, who presided over the beloved quiz show "Jeopardy!" for more than 30 years with dapper charm and a touch of school-master strictness, died Sunday. H e was 80. Trebek, who announced in 2019 that he had advanced pancreatic cancer, died at his California home, surrounded by family and friends, "Jeopardy!" studio Sony said.

 

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https://www.wpbf.com/article/jeopardy-host-alex-trebek-dies-from-pancreatic-cancer-at-80-years-old/34610770

Tropical Storm Eta cone shifts west, South Florida still in cone

On Wednesday, new models indicated that models are trending westward for Tropical Storm Eta, but South Florida remains in the cone of concern. As of Wednesday at 4 p.m., Tropical Storm Eta was about 100 miles north northeast of Managua, Nicaragua with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, moving west at seven miles per hour.

 

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https://www.wpbf.com/article/tropical-storm-eta-south-florida-cone-of-concern/34576125

Gas prices below $2: Coming to a gas station near you (if they're not already)

A customer wearing gloves refuels at a Kwik Trip gas station in Appleton, Wisconsin, U.S., on Tuesday, April 20, 2020. Of all the wild, unprecedented swings in financial markets since the coronavirus pandemic broke out, none has been more jaw-dropping than Monday's collapse in a key segment of U.S. oil trading. (Lauren Justice/Bloomberg via Getty Images) 

SOURCE: Bloomberg

 

More than half of the 140,000 gas stations in the U.S. now are selling gas for just under $2 a gallon. And gas that cheap will soon be coming to many consumers in the rest of the nation.

With oil prices dropping due to concerns about a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic eating deeply into demand, gas prices are now down to levels nationwide not seen in more than four months, when the country was coming out of lockdowns and the economy was just restarting.

 

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https://www.wpbf.com/article/sub-2-gas-coming-to-a-gas-station-near-you/34541037

Here's why we celebrate Halloween

Although it's fun to dress in disguise and collect treats, there's much more to Halloween than many realize. The history of the holiday goes back many, many years — and it's even more wicked than you might think. Here's a rundown on how Halloween came to be. You already know that Halloween takes place on Oct. 31, but here's something you might not know: The word literally means "hallowed evening" and was known to early European celebrators as All Hallows' Eve. All Hallows' Eve (Oct. 31) and All Saints' Day (Nov. 1) both paid homage to saints ("hallows" = saints). The name was eventually shortened to "Halloween."

 

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https://www.wpbf.com/article/heres-why-we-really-celebrate-halloween/24177297

Sea Pines neighborhood flooding discussed at Lantana Town meeting

LANTANA, Fla. —

Several homeowners from the Sea Pines neighborhood came to Monday’s meeting in hopes of understanding what the town is doing to help them with the flooding but those we spoke with said they feel this is the beginning of a long road. “I mean we definitely got some answers but there is so much more to come here, and I feel like they didn’t really communicate with us until we screamed out loud,” said Kathryn DeFrancisco, a Sea Pine resident.

 

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https://www.wpbf.com/article/sea-pines-neighborhood-flooding-discussed-at-lantana-town-meeting/34487460

Crews vacuum 'murder hornets' out of first nest found in US

Sven Spichiger, Washington State Department of Agriculture managing entomologist, displays a canister of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a nest in a tree behind him Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Blaine, Wash.  SOURCE: Elaine Thompson/AP

 

BLAINE, Wash. —

Heavily protected crews in Washington state worked Saturday to destroy the first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the United States. The state Agriculture Department had spent weeks searching, trapping and using dental floss to tie tracking devices to Asian giant hornets, which can deliver painful stings to people and spit venom but are the biggest threat to honeybees that farmers depend on to pollinate crops.

 

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https://www.wpbf.com/article/crews-vacuum-murder-hornets-out-of-first-nest-found-in-us/34470486

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