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The Real ‘White Lotus’ Hotel Is Now Everyone’s Dream Vaca Spot, and Staff Are Loving It

It’s safe to say that the second season of The White Lotus has many of us yearning for a glamorous Italian getaway, preferably one at the Sicilian resort where it was filmed. The slow burn of the hit HBO murder mystery is alluring all by itself, but only the most disciplined viewer could prevent themself from being swept away by the rustic charm of the hotel where it’s filmed: the San Domenico Palace in the hilltop town of Taormina, on the eastern coast of the Italian island.

Pro-democracy media tycoon jailed over fraud in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — A pro-democracy media tycoon was sentenced to five years and nine months in prison over two fraud charges linked to lease violations in Hong Kong on Saturday, the latest of a series of cases against prominent activists that critics say are aimed at snuffing out dissidents in the city.
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Community remembers lives lost in 2021 Amazon warehouse collapse

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — It's a little more than two weeks until Christmas and downtown Edwardsville is adorned with red ribbons and lots of bright lights. But, a year ago there was no holiday cheer. Instead, flashing emergency lights outside an Amazon warehouse after a deadly tornado caused the roof...

Orange County investigating if explosives are being stored near homes

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Following the deadly fire at a warehouse made worse by explosives stored on-site, an Orange County leader said staff are investigating whether fireworks or other explosives are being stored near people’s homes. >>> STREAM CHANNEL 9 EYEWITNESS NEWS LIVE <<<. The fire, which broke...

KPD introduces Project Positive Change for community

LIHUE, Hawaii (KHON2) — Kaua’i Police Department announced a new program they are calling Project Positive Change. Between Aug. 15 and Nov. 15, KPD launched the program that aims to have police officers empty their loose change into a jar. KPD officers emptied their pockets through the two-month campaign to raise $462.

'Praying that I would get a good signal': Georgia Senator Jon Ossoff visits Twiggs County to brief leaders on broadband expansion

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ga. — Sen. Jon Ossoff came to Central Georgia Friday to talk with Twiggs County leaders about internet access. It's part of an initiative he pushed for in congress to pave the way for better rural broadband access in Georgia. It can make a big difference. Twiggs County Schools Superintendent Mack Bullard says about 75% of folks in Twiggs County don't have reliable internet access. That affects kids trying to learn at home, and puts a strain on parents like Laura Poole.