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Royal Christmas cards released, see the holiday greetings

The royal family’s Christmas card images have been released. 

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are sending a photo taken in the fall of their family, including Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, CNN reported.

The photo was taken at their home in Norfolk, the BBC reported.

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Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, used a photo of them watching fireworks from the night of their wedding, taken in May, CNN reported. It was taken on the grounds of Frogmore House, Windsor, near their future home at Frogmore Cottage. 

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, are featured on a bench in the garden at Clarence House. The photo was taken this summer.

School defends expulsion of Wade family friend

PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida prep school at the center of a dispute over the expulsion of a student who is friends with NBA star Dwayne Wade and actress Gabrielle Union says its handbook explicitly states that any student who uses profanity toward a staff member will be expelled.

Wade and Union released a statement Thursday supporting senior Cyrus Nance, who was a basketball player at American Heritage High in Plantation, Florida. He was expelled last month after a verbal altercation with a coach of another team at the school. Wade's son also plays at the school.

Nance's attorney, Benjamin Crump, says discrimination was involved in the expulsion.

The school said in a statement Friday those allegations are untrue.

The school says their investigation shows the evidence supports the school's disciplinary action.

Pre-teen plays Secret Santa, pays off Walmart layaway for strangers

We’ve all seen the Secret Santa stories, where someone will walk into a store and pay off the layoff accounts of complete strangers.

This one is a little different. This time an 11-year-old boy went to a Massachusetts Walmart and paid the account for a family, WGGB reported

Brady Procon went to a Walmart in Springfield, Massachusetts, with his father last week. 

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Brady had seen a story about a Secret Santa paying off accounts and he told his parents he wanted to do the same.

It surprised the two store employees who helped Brady.

One told WGGB, “We se so much bad, I appreciate watching this.”

The same employee, Brady told WGGB, had a tear in his eye when they were talking.

Brady picked out a random account that totaled $327.27. 

Being held for the family was an Xbox, PlayStation and dinosaur walkie talkies. Brady said it was meant to be that he chose that account. 

Brady said he didn’t do the good deed to get attention on social media, but instead he had another reason.

“I’m hoping that other kids would catch along with this ... and sort of kick off a trend,” Brady told WGGB.

He also told the station that he would like to see the person’s reaction when they pick up their gifts for the holidays.

 

FHP: Lanes of SR-528 eastbound reopen 7 hours after semi-truck crashes, catches fire

Eastbound lanes of State Road 528 started reopening around 10 a.m. Friday nearly seven hours after a semi-truck overturned and caught fire on the road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The truck spilled its load of clothing and other wares across the road after FHP said the driver lost control and struck multiple guard rails near State Road 520.

Troopers said the cab and trailer of the truck caught fire, but that the driver was able to get out of the truck on his own uninjured.

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FHP said the road does not appear to be damaged from the fire. As of 10 a.m. the left lane remained blocked. Troopers suggested that drivers use State Road 520 as an alternate to travel east into Brevard County.

This is a developing story.   Follow WFTV’s Racquel Asa on Twitter for the latest updates.

 

8:30am UPDATE: one lane on 528 Eastbound to @BrevardCo_FL could open up by 9am. @FHPOrlando says no damage to the road after semi truck caught on fire. @WFTV — Racquel Asa (@RAsaWFTV) December 14, 2018 BETTER LOOK #528: vehicle fire involved a semi-truck. Looks like whatever it was carrying is now all over 528 Eastbound lanes. Fire crews were likely trying to contain the hot spots inside. 528 Eastbound near SR-520 CLOSED for a while. @OCFireRescue pic.twitter.com/03j84bjjWQ — Racquel Asa (@RAsaWFTV) December 14, 2018 6:00am UPDATE: The road is still closed. Depending on how much damage was done to the road either @MyFDOT_CFL or @CFXway will need to fix the road. pic.twitter.com/D4dIXa5N5N — Racquel Asa (@RAsaWFTV) December 14, 2018 BREAKING #528: Vehicle fire on 528 Eastbound has all the lanes blocked past SR-520. Flames out but road is still blocked. ALTERNATE: Take SR-520 to I-95 if you're going to Southern @BrevardCo_FL or SR-520 to SR-50 to I-95 if you're going to #Volusia @BCFRpio @OCFireRescue pic.twitter.com/onPBeNN2ri — Racquel Asa (@RAsaWFTV) December 14, 2018

 

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FHP: Lanes of SR-528 eastbound reopen 7 hours after semi-truck crashes, catches fire

Eastbound lanes of State Road 528 started reopening around 10 a.m. Friday nearly seven hours after a semi-truck overturned and caught fire on the road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The truck spilled its load of clothing and other wares across the road after FHP said the driver lost control and struck multiple guard rails near State Road 520.

Troopers said the cab and trailer of the truck caught fire, but that the driver was able to get out of the truck on his own uninjured.

>>> Check traffic along your route <<<

FHP said the road does not appear to be damaged from the fire. As of 10 a.m. the left lane remained blocked. Troopers suggested that drivers use State Road 520 as an alternate to travel east into Brevard County.

This is a developing story.   Follow WFTV’s Racquel Asa on Twitter for the latest updates.

 

8:30am UPDATE: one lane on 528 Eastbound to @BrevardCo_FL could open up by 9am. @FHPOrlando says no damage to the road after semi truck caught on fire. @WFTV — Racquel Asa (@RAsaWFTV) December 14, 2018 BETTER LOOK #528: vehicle fire involved a semi-truck. Looks like whatever it was carrying is now all over 528 Eastbound lanes. Fire crews were likely trying to contain the hot spots inside. 528 Eastbound near SR-520 CLOSED for a while. @OCFireRescue pic.twitter.com/03j84bjjWQ — Racquel Asa (@RAsaWFTV) December 14, 2018 6:00am UPDATE: The road is still closed. Depending on how much damage was done to the road either @MyFDOT_CFL or @CFXway will need to fix the road. pic.twitter.com/D4dIXa5N5N — Racquel Asa (@RAsaWFTV) December 14, 2018 BREAKING #528: Vehicle fire on 528 Eastbound has all the lanes blocked past SR-520. Flames out but road is still blocked. ALTERNATE: Take SR-520 to I-95 if you're going to Southern @BrevardCo_FL or SR-520 to SR-50 to I-95 if you're going to #Volusia @BCFRpio @OCFireRescue pic.twitter.com/onPBeNN2ri — Racquel Asa (@RAsaWFTV) December 14, 2018

 

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Florida man arrested for biting boys out of frustration

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man is accused of biting his girlfriend's two young boys, and their mother is charged with neglect.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says Rashawn Davis was arrested Thursday. He faces two charges of aggravated child abuse and was being held in jail Friday on a $50,000 bond.

Court records show no attorney listed for him.

Detectives say the 2-year-old boy had eight bite marks on his back, buttock and face and 35 lacerations on his back. The 3-year-old boy had a bite mark on his buttock.

Detectives say Davis admitted to biting the boys out of frustration.

Last August, the boys were removed from the home Davis shared with his girlfriend, Andrea Fulton, after a domestic dispute.

Fulton is charged with neglect. No attorney was listed for her.

Family of former Dallas Cowboys player killed in DWI crash awarded $25M

A Texas jury on Thursday returned a $25 million verdict against former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent and the owner of a nightclub in the death of Brent’s teammate, Jerry Brown Jr., WFAA reported.

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Jurors in the civil case in Dallas County found that Beamers nightclub in Dallas was partly to blame for overserving Brent on Dec. 8, 2012, and he left the club drunk and crashed, killing Brown, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Beamers and Brent shared nearly half the blame in the incident -- 48 percent each -- with the other 4 percent assessed to Brown, WFAA reported.

Beamers has since closed and representatives of the nightclub could not be reached for comment, the television station reported.

Brent was found guilty of intoxication manslaughter in 2014 and was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years of probation.

"I'm sure Jerry's looking down and happy," Stacey Jackson, Brown’s mother, told the Morning News after the verdict. She told the newspaper that some of the money will go toward a nonprofit organization dedicated to her son.

There were no punitive damages, the newspaper reported.

Jackson and Brown's estate had sought up to $95 million in damages, mostly from the bar and management company, the Morning News reported. 

Brown, 25, a linebacker, played one season in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts. The Cowboys signed Brown as a free agent in October 2012. The University of Illinois alumnus also played in the Arena Football League and the Canadian Football League before signing with the Colts in early 2012.

Brent, 30 played four seasons with the Cowboys from 2010 to 2014.

Deputies: Driver crashes car into front of Orange County home

An Orange County family is displaced Friday morning after a car slammed into their home Thursday night.

Video footage shows a gaping hole where the front wall of the house once stood. 

Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies said they arrested the person who drove into the home, and said the person knew someone who lives in the home on Observatory Drive.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for updates.

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Deputies: Driver crashes car into front of Orange County home

An Orange County family is displaced Friday morning after a car slammed into their home Thursday night.

Video footage shows a gaping hole where the front wall of the house once stood. 

Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies said they arrested the person who drove into the home, and said the person knew someone who lives in the home on Observatory Drive.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for updates.

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Actor Gary Sinise takes 1,000 Gold Star children to Walt Disney World

Actor Gary Sinise continues to support the members of the military and their families, this time it was through the Snowball Express. 

Sinise’s charity, the Gary Sinise Foundation, took more than 1,000 Gold Star children from all over the country, to Walt Disney World. 

But before they arrived in Orlando, some of the children were honored by passengers at Nashville’s airport, USA Today reported.

Jen Tringale posted video of those waiting in the concourse honoring our country as someone sang the national anthem for the military children who lost a parent in service to the country. Many there were brought to tears.

Another flight from Los Angeles was packed with Gold Star children and Sinise was able to send them off on their journey before meeting them in Florida later in the week.

The Gary Sinise Foundation was created in 2011, Fox News reported

Last year, the foundation officially welcomed the Snowball Express as part of the charity.

According to the foundation’s website, “No matter where these families are in the grieving process, we hope to inspire them to believe anything is possible.”

As for this specific trip to Disney, the foundation officials said, “The holidays can be especially challenging for grieving families. Each December, we host a five-day experience for 1,750+ children of the fallen and their surviving parent or guardian. As a therapeutic retreat with a blend of fun and inspiring programs, these families can lean on their peers for support. And this year we’re bringing Snowball Express to Walt Disney World Resort.”

But the foundation doesn’t just focus on the holiday season. It also hosts events for Gold Star families all year long. The foundation takes them to baseball games, camping and gives them educational opportunities to help “build bonds with the only people who can truly understand their loss: each other.” 

To see how you can help Gold Star families through the foundation, click here

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