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Texas family's Christmas light show pays tribute to Selena

Published: Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 4:41 AM

Fans of Selena remain loyal to the deceased singer.
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Fans of Selena remain loyal to the deceased singer.(Jana Birchum/Getty Images)

A Texas family is paying tribute to the late singer Selena with a light show set to one of her songs, WFAA reported.

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Beto Hinojosa of Boerne has been doing light shows in front of his home for four years. This year, he decided to add the Selena song, “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.”

Hinojosa, a principal in the Boerne school district, said he played the Selena song for his 3-year-old this year and he loved it, so he decided to make it part of his light show this Christmas, WFAA reported.

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Posted by FOX 4 News on Monday, December 11, 2017

“Anything for Selena” he said, invoking the hilarious scene from the famous biopic starring Jennifer Lopez.

Hinojosa Family Lights has a few other songs as part of this year’s light show including “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana” and a tribute to U.S. military troops.

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Posted by Hinojosa Family Lights - Boerne, TX on Sunday, December 17, 2017

Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson says she's skipping Trump's State of the Union address

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 3:51 AM

President Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.). (Photo credits: AP Photo/Evan Vucci, AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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President Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.). (Photo credits: AP Photo/Evan Vucci, AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

President Donald Trump and Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), who were locked in a well-documented feud months ago over the latter’s account of a phone call between the president and the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnsonmay have a new reason to renew their spat.

>> On Rare.us: Frederica Wilson renews fight with John Kelly and President Trump

Wilson has announced two weeks ahead of Trump’s first State of the Union address that she will be following in the footsteps of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calf.) and others by ditching the occasion.

The Florida Democrat said “recent racist and incendiary remarks about Haiti and African nations” were the reason why she won’t be on hand for the speech.

“For the first time since I began serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, I will not be attending the president’s State of the Union address. I have no doubt that instead of delivering a message of inclusivity and an agenda that benefits all Americans, President Trump’s address will be full of innuendo, empty promises and lies,” she said in a statement, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

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“During his disappointing and destructive first year in office, Mr. Trump has demeaned the presidency at every opportunity and cast doubt on our nation’s standing as a global leader. The United States’ reputation is smoldering in the ashes of his recent racist and incendiary remarks about Haiti and African nations,” she continued. “Many of his proposed domestic policies are harmful to people of color, low-income communities and the middle class. It would be an embarrassment to be seen with him at a forum that under any other president would be an honor to attend.”

As mentioned, Waters also announced that she will not be attending the SOTU.

Waters, who also called Trump a “racist,” went on MSNBC’s “All in with Chris Hayes” to say Trump “does not deserve her attention.”

“Oh no, I didn’t go to the inauguration. I didn’t go to the joint session that was held after that; I don’t intend to go to this one. Why would I take my time to go and listen to a liar, to someone who lies in the face of facts?” she said.

“What does he have to say that I would be interested in?” she added.

>> On Rare.us: Sgt. La David Johnson’s mom claims Trump 'did disrespect' her son

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said he “wouldn’t be honest with [himself]” if he attends the SOTU, so he has also decided to boycott it.

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Florida boy dies of rabies after bat scratch, school officials say

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 1:41 AM

Bat in tree (stock photo). (Photo credit: Henry ... / Freeimages.com)
Henry ... / Freeimages.com
Bat in tree (stock photo). (Photo credit: Henry ... / Freeimages.com)(Henry ... / Freeimages.com)

A young boy died of rabies after being scratched by a bat, according to Christian Academy school officials in Eustis, Florida.

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The school posted about the boy’s death on its website, saying that he attended the school in 2016.

The post said Ryker Roque “was a quiet boy adored by teachers and classmates.”

Henry Roque, Ryker's father, took a video of the two on a fishing trip and said they were as close as father and son could be. 

He shared pictures and videos of his son with WFTV to share with the world how much he loved his son.

As Ryker underwent an experimental procedure for the rabies infection, Henry held out hope, even as doctors told the family he had virtually no chance of surviving. 

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"I've seen huge miracles before. And I went back on the bed and laid with him and held him and said, 'Ryker, miracles happen every day. I know you hear me,'" Henry said. 

Several weeks ago, Henry said he found a sick bat, which he did not know had rabies, and put it in a bucket, telling Ryker not to touch it.

But Ryker did touch it and was scratched by the bat – but seemed fine, school officials said.

A week later, the child lost use of his legs and “experienced confusion,” having hallucinations and convulsions.

Ryker was hospitalized and an experimental treatment was used, but he died Sunday.

>> On WFTV.com: Florida teacher donates kidney to student's mother

The school held a fundraiser to help the family with medical expenses.

"He was a very sweet boy. Everything he did was nice. The kids loved to play with him because he was the kindest kid," said Connor Jenkins, with the Christian Academy preschool. 

GoFundMe account was also set up for the family. 

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WATCH: Firefighter catches child thrown from burning building

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 1:13 AM

A man dropped the child from the third floor. (Credit: DeKalb County Fire and Rescue)
DeKalb County Fire and Rescue
A man dropped the child from the third floor. (Credit: DeKalb County Fire and Rescue)(DeKalb County Fire and Rescue)

Incredible video captured firefighters rescuing a child from a burning building in DeKalb County, Georgia.

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The helmet camera video, posted by DeKalb County Fire and Rescue, was taken at the Avondale Forest Apartments on Jan. 3.

The video shows a person on top of a ladder drop a child down to a firefighter as the flames roar around them.

The firefighter catches the child and quickly runs to safety. 

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"Third-generation DCFR firefighter Capt. Scott Stroup can be seen catching one of the children that was dropped from the third-floor balcony. Great job by all hands operating on this fire as several lifesaving grabs were made that night," the department posted on Facebook.

An estimated 50 people were left without a place to live after the massive fire at the Decatur apartment complex.

Capt. Eric Jackson, with DeKalb County Fire and Rescue, told WSB-TV that four adults and eight children were hurt in the fire.

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He said their injuries were minor and mostly related to smoke inhalation.

Firefighters kicked in doors and ushered out residents when they arrived on the scene, Jackson said. 

One of the victims told WSB-TV's Steve Gehlbach hearing the screams coming from the people trapped was the most frightening part of the fire for them.

“Jumping out of the building. Jumping out of their balconies. Someone said they threw their baby outside and fireman caught the baby,” they said.

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Watch: Bus security camera captures car going airborne in California

Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 10:52 PM

A car hit a median and went airborne before getting wedged into the second story of a dental building in Santa Ana, California.
Santa Ana Police Department
A car hit a median and went airborne before getting wedged into the second story of a dental building in Santa Ana, California.(Santa Ana Police Department)

Dramatic video footage from the security camera of a city bus in Santa Ana, California, shows a car going airborne before it crashed into the second story of a dental office Sunday morning, KTTV reported.

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The video, obtained by KTTV from the Orange County Transportation Authority, shows a bus traveling through the I-5 underpass near 17th Street in Santa Ana. 

The video shows a car going airborne, barely missing the bus, before hitting a building.

>> Speeding car hits median, flies into second story of dental office

Two people were injured when the car, apparently traveling at a high rate of speed, hit a raised median and flew into the second floor of a dental office, police said.

New bus security video

NEW SECURITY VIDEO: This is security video from the vantage point of a city bus after it passes under the 5 fwy on 17th street in Santa Ana early Sunday. You can see a car going airborne barely missing the bus and then crashing right into a building. The video went viral over the weekend because it's just so crazy seeing a car hanging out of a second story dentist's office. The driver of that airborne car admitted to using narcotics and no one inside the building was seriously hurt. More: http://bit.ly/2Db789j VIDEO: Orange County Transportation Authority

Posted by Fox 11 Los Angeles on Monday, January 15, 2018