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Someone put up a ‘satanic display’ in Boca Raton

A “satanic display” of a pentagram with a nearby banner and sign were placed in Sanborn Square in Boca Raton, Florida, overnight and are causing a stir in the surrounding faith community, according to a local church.

Not far from the display are a Biblical nativity scene, a Christmas tree and a menorah. The banner and sign, which appear to have been covered in spray paint overnight, once read “In Satan We Trust” and “Celebrate Winter Solstice,” based on images of the original display circulating online.

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The display prompted St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church and the a local interfaith organization to release a statement. They plan to post another banner at the park this morning.

The church banner will read the following: “The Interfaith religious community honors our constitutional rights of freedom of speech and worship. We are blessed to live in a country that cherishes and protects these rights. The use of satanic symbols is offensive, and harmful to our community’s well being. We find it a shameful and hypocritical way to advocate for freedom from religion.”

The square is designated by the city as a free-speech zone.

Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie visited Sanborn Square on Wednesday morning to support the interfaith community’s decision to erect a banner near the scene.

“I find (the satanic display) offensive,” Haynie said. “However, the same constitutional right to freedom of speech that allows the church to display the nativity scene also allows for this objectionable symbol.”

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Boy, 9, says Santa Claus fat shamed him, said to 'lay off the burgers and fries'

A Rutherford County woman said her son left his visit to Santa Claus in tears because the man made fun of his weight. 

Ashley Mayse said she wished she'd never brought Anthony, 9, to talk to the Santa employed by Forest City, Channel 9's partner, WLOS, reported. 

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Anthony posed for a picture with Santa and shared his Christmas list, but the man's final comments caused Anthony to later tear up the picture with the not-so-jolly character.

"And when it got done, he said, ‘Lay off the hamburgers and french fries’ and that really just disrespected me, and I felt awful," Anthony said. 

Ashley Mayse said the man acted disinterested throughout the entire visit.

"Very rude. I've never seen anything like it," Ashley Mayse told WLOS. "What set me off is when he [Anthony] started crying."

The town manager said the man has since apologized to the mall supervisor and the family. It's not clear if he is still on the job. 

"It affected me so bad that I was crying until I went to bed that night," Anthony said. "And I want to say to him, 'You don't want to disrespect a 9-year-old. Even though what shape and size you are, it doesn't matter.'"

Ashley Mayse said she hopes the town fires the Santa, so no other children will be hurt like her son. 

Tim McGraw's mom pays off layaway orders at Florida Walmart

A country music superstar's mother made a difference for several families this holiday season.

Tim McGraw's mother, Betty Trimble, made sure some deserving families have a merry Christmas.

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Trimble paid off several customers' layaway orders Tuesday at the Walmart in Macclenny, Florida.

Shopper Deborah Jackson said Trimble told people she was playing Secret Santa and was excited to pay the layaway balances.

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Another shopper, Jessica Lumpkin, said she didn't even have anything on layaway, but Trimble handed her a card with $30 in it and told her to buy something for her daughter.

Trimble has ties to Northeast Florida. She went to Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville, and her mother lived in Glen St. Mary.

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Hatchimals coming to Target this Sunday

Parents, listen up: You still have a chance to snag one of the most coveted toys of the holiday season.

Starting Sunday, Target plans to have the popular Hatchimals, priced at $59.99, back on store shelves, the retailer announced Tuesday. Customers are limited to two Hatchimals each.

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The toys are interactive pets that hatch and can be raised "from baby to toddler to full-grown Hatchimal," learning to "walk, talk, play games and more," maker Spin Master Corp. said in a press release.

If you still can't find one of the toys in time, don't fret: Target plans to sell gift cards with Hatchimals designs. Parents also can download a free letter from Santa to let kids know that their Hatchimals "need a little more time before they are ready to be delivered."

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"We have increased production and a whole new batch of Hatchimals will be ready to hatch in early 2017," reads a message posted on the Hatchimals website. "In the meantime, we have created an online resource center at Hatchimals.com/NorthPole to help kids and their parents during the wait. We are also partnering with some of our retailers to develop pre-sale and/or rain-check programs for redemption in January."

Tom Brady takes Christmas 'to the next level' with giant tree

People across the country are buying and decorating Christmas trees, and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is no different.

Monday afternoon the all-time winningest NFL quarterback posted a picture on Facebook of himself holding a saw in front of a pine tree captioned “Taking the Christmas tree to the next level this year…”

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Comments on Brady’s post range from cheerful – “go big or go home TB” one commenter wrote – to concerned – “Dude, outsource that! We need all of your fingers and hands for the playoffs” another said.

We’re sure his children and wife will love the effort, even if Patriots Nation is wary.

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WATCH: Boy 'rescues' Baby Jesus, Nativity scene from cold outdoors

Many people display Nativity scenes in their yard for the holiday season, but one boy was perplexed to see Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph out in the cold.

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A video posted last week by Rumble user Gregory Hogan shows the boy working for several minutes to carry the three statuettes to his front door. Then he brings them inside.

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Source: Little boy unhappy that Baby Jesus & Family are out in the cold by gregoryhogan on Rumble

Boy who thinks he's a police officer delivers heartwarming surprise to nursing home

A boy is spreading joy to senior citizens by hand-delivering roses while dressed as a police officer.

His mother, Brandi Davis, told KMBC that 5-year-old Oliver thinks he’s a police officer. Now Oliver is on a mission to protect and serve the people in his community.

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“We recently have been talking about how police are good and how they do good things for people and he said, ‘I want to do good things, too,'” Davis said.

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Oliver came up with the idea of delivering flowers to seniors in his community. Video shows him handing out roses and hugs to elderly women in a senior living center.

He told KMBC that he “radars” cars in his neighborhood to see how fast they’re traveling and patrols the streets in his police uniform.

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Police in Overland Park, Kansas, made Oliver an honorary officer to thank him for all his hard work.

Posted by Brandi Davis on Thursday, November 17, 2016

Posted by Brandi Davis on Thursday, November 17, 2016

Officer Oliver spreads joy everywhere he goesMeet 'Officer Oliver,' a 5-year-old Overland Park boy on a mission to protect, serve and make people smilePosted by KMBC 9 News Kansas City on Thursday, November 17, 2016

Former heavyweight champion surprises family in need

Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield surprised a family in need at Salvation Army Fuqua Boys & Girls Club on Sunday afternoon.

The family was nominated by club staff as part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America's 12 Days of Giving effort.

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During the exciting reveal event, Holyfield presented the deserving family with items from their holiday wish list.

The event is one of 12 celebrity gift reveals across the country with Boys & Girls Club alum and friends, such as Kelly Rowland, Nick Cannon, Mario Lopez and in Atlanta, Dominque Wilkins and BGCA president and CEO Jim Clark.

The events provide Boys & Girls Clubs of America families with an unforgettable surprise and a special holiday experience.

Check out the most popular baby names of 2016

As 2016 nears a close, much in the world seems to have changed; however, baby names have mostly stayed the same. BabyCenter announced its most popular names of 2016, and it bears a lot of resemblance to the lists from years past. As in 2015, Sophia was the most popular name for girls, while Jackson was the most popular name for boys.

Here are the top 10 lists:

Girls1. Sophia2. Emma3. Olivia4. Ava5. Mia6. Isabella7. Riley8. Aria9. Zoe10. Charlotte

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Boys1. Jackson2. Aiden3. Lucas4. Liam5. Noah6. Ethan7. Mason8. Caden9. Oliver10. Elijah

>> For the complete lists, visit BabyCenter

According to the site, which includes lists dating back to 1880, Peyton and Mateo are trending, while Melanie, Luna, Zane and Kai all made their first appearance on the top 100 list. For the first time, Riley has broken into the top 10 at No. 7. Meanwhile, Lily, Emily, Jacob and Logan are all out of the top 10.

Politically, there weren’t any real heavy hitters: Donald came in at No. 672, which is up from No. 749 in 2015. Hillary was at No. 2,864, up from No. 3,876 in 2015 (a 64 percent increase). And in case you were wondering, the most popular names in 1880 were Mary and John.

Check out the most popular baby names of 2016

As 2016 nears a close, much in the world seems to have changed; however, baby names have mostly stayed the same. BabyCenter announced its most popular names of 2016, and it bears a lot of resemblance to the lists from years past. As in 2015, Sophia was the most popular name for girls, while Jackson was the most popular name for boys.

Here are the top 10 lists:

Girls1. Sophia2. Emma3. Olivia4. Ava5. Mia6. Isabella7. Riley8. Aria9. Zoe10. Charlotte

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Boys1. Jackson2. Aiden3. Lucas4. Liam5. Noah6. Ethan7. Mason8. Caden9. Oliver10. Elijah

>> For the complete lists, visit BabyCenter

According to the site, which includes lists dating back to 1880, Peyton and Mateo are trending, while Melanie, Luna, Zane and Kai all made their first appearance on the top 100 list. For the first time, Riley has broken into the top 10 at No. 7. Meanwhile, Lily, Emily, Jacob and Logan are all out of the top 10.

Politically, there weren’t any real heavy hitters: Donald came in at No. 672, which is up from No. 749 in 2015. Hillary was at No. 2,864, up from No. 3,876 in 2015 (a 64 percent increase). And in case you were wondering, the most popular names in 1880 were Mary and John.

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