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Scam alert: Fake Amazon job offer asks for $200 payment

  • 7:12 am Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 by Eric "Hollywood" Davis STAR 94.5

A new scam targeting job seekers invites you to apply for a job at Amazon then purchase an “enrollment kit.” Don’t fall for it.

The Better Business Bureau says the job offer appears to come from Amazon, either by email or voicemail, offering anywhere from $20 per hour to $6,000 a month – and you can work from home. You’re then asked to submit $200 before you can start working for an “enrollment kit.” The job offer is bogus, and the scammers then make off with your money and vanish.

The BBB says the best way to protect yourself is to do [More]

Airline employee still haunted by checking in hijackers on Sept. 11

  • 7:10 am Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 by Eric "Hollywood" Davis STAR 94.5

Vaughn Allex was working the ticket counter at American Airlines at Dulles Iinternational Airport on Sept. 11, 2001, when two men arrived, late for Flight 77.

Allex followed procedure and checked the men through. He didn’t find out until the next day that those two men were among the five hijackers who crashed Flight 77 into the Pentagon, killing 189 people — including themselves.

“I didn’t know what I had done,” Allex told StoryCorps. “I came to work and people wouldn’t look at me in the eye.”

Officials handed him the manifest for the flight. “I just stared at it for a second [More]

Florida’s 10 safest cities in a hurricane

  • 12:11 pm Monday, September 10th, 2018 by Eric "Hollywood" Davis STAR 94.5

There’s really no place that’s 100 percent safe in Florida when it comes to hurricanes.

Even Orlando got hit twice in 2004 by hurricanes Charley and Frances.

And, although Florida enjoyed a more than 10-year hurricane drought after 2005’s Hurricane Wilma, Hurricane Hermine made landfall in the Florida Panhandle in 2016.
Still, Homeinsurance.com has ranked Florida’s cities based on their evaluation of NOAA-identified storms from 1965 to October 2014, doling out scores based on the number of storm events, number of storm-related deaths, property damage and storm-related injuries.

The top 10 safest cities in Florida during a hurricane, according to the insurance study, are:

1. [More]

John Legend Wins Coveted EGOT Status

  • 11:58 am Monday, September 10th, 2018 by jojooneal95

With that Emmy he won last night, John legend has now reached EGOT status! He’s also making history as the first African American man to win Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards!

Read more on his work that led to the EGOT: https://bit.ly/2CF0s3j

Miss New York crowned Miss America 2019

  • 7:03 am Monday, September 10th, 2018 by Eric "Hollywood" Davis STAR 94.5

Miss New York was crowned Miss America Sunday night.

Nia Franklin beat a field of 51 contestants to win the 98th Miss America pageant, claiming the crown and a $50,000 scholarship.

This year marked the first without a swimsuit competition. It was replaced with onstage interviews.

Franklin praised the move in an interview after her win.

“These changes, I think, will be great for our organization,” she said. “I’ve already seen so many young women reaching out to me personally as Miss New York asking how they can get involved because I think they feel more empowered that they don’t have to do things [More]

Geoffrey Owens to appear on Tyler Perry’s ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’

  • 5:30 pm Friday, September 7th, 2018 by Eric "Hollywood" Davis STAR 94.5

Actor Burt Reynolds Dies at 82

  • 11:58 am Friday, September 7th, 2018 by jojooneal95

Burt Reynolds has died at the age of 82. The iconic Hollywood actor known for his roles in “Smokey and the Bandit”,  “Boogie Nights”, and more, passed away at a hospital yesterday in Jupiter, Florida.

Burt Reynolds has Florida ties. He was raised in Riviera Beach near West Palm, and attended Florida State University on a football scholarship.

Read more about his life and career:

https://bit.ly/2wVx1ER

R.I.P. Bandit

30 lbs of marijuana found on Florida beach

  • 7:09 am Friday, September 7th, 2018 by Eric "Hollywood" Davis STAR 94.5

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a package found on Ponta Vedra Beach Thursday at about 6 a.m. When they arrived on scene, a man said he found the package washed up on the shore.

Deputies found the 12-by-12-inch taped bag contained large amounts of marijuana, which was later weighed at approximately 30 pounds.

“Most of those kinds of exchanges go on in the middle of the night,” SJSO Public Information Officer Chuck Mulligan said. “There’s no telling where at in the ocean this could have possibly occurred. It could have been off the coast of St. Johns [More]

‘Al-Qaida sent me here to blow the place up,’ suspect tells Disney greeter

  • 7:25 am Thursday, September 6th, 2018 by Eric "Hollywood" Davis STAR 94.5

A 56-year-old New Jersey man was arrested Tuesday, more than a month after he told a Walt Disney World hotel worker, “Al-Qaida sent me here to blow the place up,” the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies said that, on July 21, a greeter at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa told Gregory Lazarchick, “Have a great day,” to which he replied, “I don’t want to have a great day.”

After making the threat about al-Qaida, Lazarchick turned around while walking away and told the greeter, “You think I am joking? I’m not,” an arrest report said.

Investigators said a Disney College Program [More]

WATCH: Colin Kaepernick stars in Nike’s ‘Just Do It’ 30th anniversary commercial

  • 5:07 pm Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 by Eric "Hollywood" Davis STAR 94.5

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