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Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 3:43 PM
— Wish you could take a trip to Walt Disney World or Disneyland? Just hop on Google Maps, because the amusement parks are now available in street view.
The tech company announced the news this week, revealing that you can virtually visit the tourist spots right from your home.
“We’re all about new fantastic points of view. Today Street View is going the distance, from California to Florida, to make Disney part of your world,” the search engine site wrote on its blog. “Be our guest at 11 Disney Parks, and with Street View, anything your heart desires will come to you—castles, rides, attractions to infinity and beyond.”
You can see 360-degree views of attractions, including Epcot, Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, and folks on social media are thrilled. A few took to Twitter to share their excitement.
CHECK IT OUT: Google Maps has added Disney World and Disneyland to its Street View feature. You can now explore Pandora and the Magic Kingdom from home. https://t.co/vUMBwlT7zu pic.twitter.com/tHJJH67QCb— Ashley Carter (@AshleyLCarter1) March 6, 2018
Oooh. I visit Disney World all the time on Google Maps, but not on street view.— Becca Brogan (@rebecca_brogan) March 6, 2018
Google Maps published Street View for Disney World i.e. a whole week of lesson planning I don't have to do, thanks Google! https://t.co/hQhd0Vl2bn— Abel Iraola (@miamiabel) March 6, 2018
@googlemaps Thank you for adding Disney parks to Google Maps. Do you think you could add Universal Studios? I've always wanted to visit Harry Potter World— buckeyes2018 (@EPGLP) March 6, 2018
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 8:59 AM
RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. — Time to get a new car!
A woman said she was driving when she felt something on her leg. And it wasn’t her imagination. The unidentified woman saw a six-foot-long snake slithering up her leg, WSPA reported.
A pest removal service in Rutherford County said that a customer of theirs had a box in her car that she was taking to the dump. The box had been sitting outside and the snake had crawled in. The Bug Man reminded people in its Facebook post about the incident, to always check boxes and planters before moving them. Snakes and other critters can make containers their home.
She called police for help and they got the serpent out of her vehicle using snake tongs, WSPA reported.
The stowaway’s story doesn’t end there. The snake actually got out of its container while police were relocating it, but eventually got out of the police car and made its way into a creek, WSPA reported.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 6:23 AM
ADAMS COUNTY, Ohio — An Ohio break-in suspect who goes by "Popeye" and sports a large, unusual face tattoo may be as recognizable as the sailor man himself.
According to WKRC, Anthony Ward was arrested on theft and breaking-and-entering charges Wednesday after the Adams County Sheriff's Office shared his photo on Facebook.
"Be on the look out for aka (Popeye) Anthony Ward," the post began. "Subject has Felony warrants through Brown County and wanted for questioning on several B&E's [breaking and entering]. AIso Dottie Worthington is with this subject and are driving a Black Chevy Cruz."
MALE HAS BEEN LOCATED AND IS IN CUSTODYPosted by Adams County Sheriffs Office on Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The post quickly racked up 2,700 shares and more than 100 comments from bemused followers.
"Don't you have a better pic? This could be anybody," one commenter quipped.
"Now they need to put a 'be on the lookout' for a bad tattoo artist," wrote another.
Late Wednesday, the Sheriff's Office updated the post, saying Ward was in police custody.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 8:35 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. — A Louisiana high school can thank one of the biggest names in basketball for its new weight room.
Lafayette High School was given $21,000 by the Lafayette Parish School Board for the project to redo its weight room, but the total price tag was just over $40,000, The Daily Advertiser reported.
But Shaquille O’Neal made sure they got the new weight equipment they needed for the school’s athletic programs by paying the remainder of the bill.
“If we didn’t have Shaq step in to help us, it would have been another two years for us to raise the money,” football coach Rob Pool told the Advertiser.
The coaches spent the day Wednesday putting the green and black customized machines together in time for Thursday’s football team workout, the Advertiser reported.
The donation, which Shaq told the team about via a video back in March, was part of South Louisiana Giving Day, the Advertiser reported.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 2:26 AM
PINE BLUFF, Ark. — A suspected thief is behind bars after police say he handed an Arkansas waitress her own stolen card while paying his bill at a Pine Bluff restaurant.
According to The Associated Press, Shamon West, 21, was arrested Tuesday after Shannon's Restaurant waitress Flora Lunsford went to swipe the credit card and noticed her own name on it. She called police, who searched West and found Lunsford's Social Security card and driver's license, as well, the AP reported.
The arrest came two days after someone took Lunsford's purse from her car, which was parked outside a gas station two blocks from the restaurant, KATV reported.
West now faces charges of theft by receiving and forgery.