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Alert! There is a Drive-Thru Waffle House in this Southern State

The Waffle House is a sacred Southern institution. Southerners know that whenever there is a rumble in the bellows of a hungry belly, no matter what time of day or night, you can turn to your local Waffle House. Those Scrabble letter-like squares of yellow and black are a universal beacon for all craving a hearty plate of eggs, waffles, and of course hash browns—scattered, smothered, and covered.

And even though you can hit up this Southern icon 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, sometimes you’re just in a hurry and can’t take a seat.

Well, did you know that if you happen to have a hankering for Waffle House but are short on time, and you happen to be in the Atlanta area, you’re in luck! That’s right, Stone Mountain, Georgia, just outside of the Atlanta city limits, is the home to the one and only drive-thru Waffle House!

A Drive-Thru Waffle House?! YES! Stone Mountain, GA has the only one! pic.twitter.com/gHfvIvtqds— Waffle House (@WaffleHouse) September 20, 2018

We had no idea but what a delightful surprise, and apparently we aren’t alone. Waffle House tweeted the photo above to spread the good word. We were excited to learn that this speedy version of our favorite comfort food has been available in Georgia since April of 2015. The drive-thru does offer a limited menu, so you can’t get everything on the menu, but Pat Warner, director of PR and external affairs for Waffle House told SouthernLiving that you can get your hash browns, any way you want, “of course!”

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A limited menu may not include your favorite dish so Warner told us that the entire menu is available to go for customers who go inside to order. The drive-thru is also only open from 6AM until 2PM so you will have to go inside in the late afternoon and evening hours.

We also asked Warner if the Stone Mountain location was an indication of more to come.

“There are none on the drawing board now, however we never say never!”

Well, that’s definitely not a no!

Miranda Lambert Bares Pain at Intimate Show: 'I Feel Like I’ve Just Been Through 3 Years of Therapy'

This was Miranda Lambert as she has never sung before — a concert made up almost entirely of her recorded music that she rarely, if ever, performs live. But for Lambert, who unspools her jagged life in her lyrics, singing the “deepest cuts” of her celebrated albums also meant going to her most raw and painful places.

“I feel like I’ve just been through three years of therapy,” she announced near the end of the concert on Wednesday.

Lambert, 34, was performing the first of two shows as the 2018 artist-in-residence for Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. For an hour and 20 minutes in the intimate CMA Theater, the sold-out crowd experienced what Lambert called “the ones that got away” show.

“We have not played some of these live ever before so I hope you have forgiving ears,” she told her audience. “And I also want to warn you, if you don’t like sad songs, you might want to go ahead and leave.”

Her offer had no takers — “sad,” after all, is country’s middle name — and Lambert launched into a musical journey that took her through the six albums she has released since 2005. The stage was small and the stage lights undistracting, leaving all the theatrics to the songs. Lambert’s only backup was a five-person, mostly acoustic band and an ever-present cup spiked with her beloved Tito’s vodka.

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The set began with “Love Is Looking for You,” which Lambert said she wrote when she was just 17, then she brought out her original muse, dad Richard Lee (Rick) Lambert, an amateur country musician, to perform their “Greyhound Bound for Nowhere.”

“The first song we ever wrote together was a cheating song,” she explained, adding, “Kinda weird, but it’s all right.”

Richard Lee Lambert and Miranda Lambert

Lambert then cycled through four heart-shattering songs — “Bring Me Down,” “Desperation,” “More Like Her” and “Dead Flowers” — before inviting to the stage “sister songwriter” Natalie Hemby to lighten the mood. Their three-song set began with a little mutual admiration that alluded to another famous country singer-songwriter pairing.

“You’re my George Strait,” Hemby declared.

Lambert knew her cue well. “You’re my Dean Dillon,” she purred.

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From the library of music they have created together, the two women chose two songs that are little heard, the whimsical “Airstream Song” and the wistful “Virginia Bluebell,” before stepping outside of the night’s theme for their first collaborative No. 1, “White Liar.”

Hemby recounted her first meeting with Lambert soon after the star’s third-place finish, at age 19, on the USA Network singing competition show, Nashville Star.

Miranda Lambert and Natalie Hemby

“I was just like, ‘Oh my God, I love your hat,’” Hemby recalled. “And she’s like, ‘Thanks, I got it at Walmart for five dollars.’ And I was like, ‘Oh my God, I love this girl.’ And she’s like, ‘My favorite things are bird dogs and chicken-fried steak,’ and I was like, ‘Who is this woman?’”

More girl power was waiting in the wings: Lambert’s “bestie” (and fellow Pistol Annie) Ashley Monroe came out to perform their No. 1, “Heart Like Mine,” and their 2009 song of regrets, “Me and Your Cigarettes.” Neither mentioned the third songwriting collaborator on the latter tune, Lambert’s former husband Blake Shelton, but the shadow of that nine-year relationship fell over the concert after Lambert brought out her “all-time hero,” singer-songwriter Allison Moorer.

“Miranda was in a love story,” Moorer said, recalling why she wrote “Oklahoma Sky,” which appeared on Lambert’s 2011 album, Four the Record. “And I was thinking about her, and I had that going in my mind.”

The song, inspired by the Oklahoma home that Shelton and Lambert shared, promises a lifetime of happily-ever-afters, but Moorer told the real “end of the story”: “You know, the dudes, they come and go. The song remains.”

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The two women soldiered through the now-bittersweet lyrics, Lambert clutching her heart when she sang the song’s first line, “How long has it taken me to find you?” As the musicians took over between verses, Moorer offered Lambert a comforting embrace.

Miranda Lambert and Allison Moorer

Lambert had had enough by song’s end. “Let’s lighten this load a little bit,” she announced before shifting into her sassy gear with “Gravity Is a Bitch,” a ragtimey co-write with longtime guitarist/collaborator Scotty Wray, who shared the stage.

In another about-face, Lambert then sent the musicians away, save backup singer Gwen Sebastian, for a wrenching performance of the cheating song “Dear Diamond.”

“This is a real country story because, well, it’s a sad song, number one,” she said. “And number two, I wrote it in a motel room on motel paper with a motel pen.”

She chose to close out the 17-song set with her anthem to endurance, “I’ve Got Wheels,” from Weight of These Wings.

“Whatever road, however long/I’ve got wheels/I’m rolling on,” Lambert belted out along with all of her guests, who had returned to the stage.

“It just reminds me to keep damn going,” she said in the song’s introduction. “Sometimes you don’t want to, but you got to.”

Lambert continues as the Hall of Fame’s artist-in-residence next Wednesday for her second sold-out concert in the CMA Theater.

Pregnant Carrie Underwood Tearfully Thanks Husband Mike Fisher and Son During Walk of Fame Ceremony

Carrie Underwood can now add Walk of Fame recipient to her list of accomplishments!

On Thursday, the pregnant country star, 35, commemorated her 13th year in the music business, which has seen the Oklahoma native win dozens upon dozens of awards including the fourth season of American Idol in 2005, seven Grammys, six CMAs, 14 ACMs and now a star in front of the famed Capitol Records building in Los Angeles.

Dressed in a red trench coat and black dress, Underwood cradled her baby bump as she was joined by her husband Mike Fisher and their 3½-year-old son Isaiah Michael, as well as Simon Cowell and Brad Paisley — her longtime CMA Awards co-host — who gave speeches.

“This shy lady walks in and sings ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’ and the show turned into full color. That was the effect Carrie had on me and the producers and we thought we may have found a great artist here,” Cowell said, recalling Underwood’s St. Louis audition in 2004.

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Carrie Underwood

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Mike Fisher, Carrie Underwood and son Isaiah

“After you sang ‘Alone’ I made the prediction that you would become the best-selling Idol winner, which you are. But I could have never anticipated how successful you’ve become. You’re a role model, a very sweet person, like me we both love animals and it could not be more appropriate that a star is getting a star today,” Cowell added.

“You had such an impact on the show, and had so many people come up to me and say ‘I would like a tenth of the success Carrie has,’ ” he continued. “I actually couldn’t be more proud of you for presenting you this and you did it your way. I am so happy for you and I’m thrilled to be saying this. I love you and you are a total, total star.”

Fellow country singer Paisley praised Underwood’s work and legacy in their music genre. “Carrie Underwood, is in many ways, this generation’s Dolly Parton as Ms. Country Music. I don’t think we could ask for a better ambassador,” he said. “I don’t think there’s anything she can’t do.”

“This is the best of country music in concrete,” Paisley continued. “I can’t wait to see everything you do from here. I think of the artists that’ll be in here at Capitol Records that are going to walk out here one night drunk and throw up on the star of one of the most important artists we will ever have in our format.”

Simon Cowell and Carrie Underwood Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood

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Underwood tearfully thanked her loved ones after receiving her award.

“How is this my life? How does a girl from Checotah, Oklahoma, get a star on the Walk of Fame? I will tell you: belief. So many people who have believed in me,” she said, acknowledging her parents.

“As I got a little older and reality set in, you just don’t know, ‘Is this possible?’ So I try out for American Idol and there was belief. Judges who believed in me from the beginning and people who voted for me that believed in me the whole way through,” Underwood added, before thanking those who believed in her, including husband Fisher.

“I met an incredible man, Mike, who thinks I’m so much better than I actually am. Thank you for believing in me as a human, as a wife, as a mom, and supporting me through all of this. He believes in me and we had another little man who believes in me too. Isaiah Michael, I love you so much. You’re the best thing we ever did. I love you and I believe you,” she said, facing her husband and son.

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In addition to a new album and an upcoming tour, it has been a joyous couple of months for Underwood, who announced in August that she is pregnant with her second child, saying in an Instagram video that “Mike and Isaiah and I are absolutely over the moon and excited to be adding another little fish to our pond.”

But on Sunday, the “Cry Pretty” singer revealed that she suffered three miscarriages in the past two years, opening up about her challenging fertility struggles in an interview on CBS Sunday Morning. “I’d kind of planned that 2017 was, you know, going to be the year that I work on new music, and I have a baby. We got pregnant early 2017, and didn’t work out,” she said.

After suffering a second miscarriage in 2017 and a third in 2018, “at that point, it was just kind of like, ‘Okay, like, what’s the deal? What is all of this?’ ” said Underwood.

The mother-to-be has yet to reveal the sex of her baby on the way, though she told Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday that she and Fisher did find out if they will be welcoming a boy or girl.

Underwood will be hosting the CMA Awards for the 11th time on Nov. 14. She’ll then break for maternity leave before kicking off her tour, supported by Maddie & Tae and Runaway June, on May 1, 2019. Tickets are on sale now.

Underwood’s album Cry Pretty is available now on amazon.com.

Guidelines for Visiting the Southeast’s Beautiful Wild Horses

From the famous ponies of Assateague Island, to the untamed beauties of Cumberland Island, Georgia and all the Outer Banks herds in between, the wild horses of the Southeastern seaboard are one of our nation’s finest natural treasures.

And now, having seen them ride out yet another monster hurricane, we’re left with a renewed sense of wonder for the wild horses that roam our barrier islands.

For the residents of these coastal areas, these majestic animals are simply their neighbors. But for visitors, many of whom travel great lengths to catch a glimpse of them, wild horses are an attraction—a living, breathing spectacle.

But don’t let them fool you. Even though they resemble their domesticated brethren physically, wild horses are above all, wild. They rely on each other and their instincts to keep them safe, and most have limited interaction with people. Even their dedicated human caretakers know the best approach is a hands-off one, preferring to let them fend for themselves, just as they have for centuries.

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In a blog post for Photofocus.com, wildlife photographer Doug Daulton outlined how to handle coming across a horse in the wild.

Maintain a Safe Distance:

First and foremost, Daulton urges visitors to maintain a safe distance. “This may seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many people ignore it,” he writes. “When presented to a whole herd, with no barrier between you and the animals, things can get dangerous very quickly.” Hooves can start flying at a moment’s notice, and you and your family will want plenty of distance between yourselves and the herd. Experts advise staying at least 50 feet away at all times.

Talk to Them:

Horses can be flighty, and you never want to surprise them. Instead, let them know that you’re not a threat by talking to them first. Approach them slowly with a “Hey fella”, “Whoa girl” or something similar in soft, soothing tones.

Never Approach Directly from The Front or Rear:

Because a horse’s eyes are on the side of his head, when you approach directly from the front, he cannot see you until you are about six inches in front of his face. Same goes for a direct approach from behind. He won’t be able to see you without turning his neck. In both instances, Daulton says you’re asking to get kicked.

Pay Attention to Body Language:

A horse with his head low and ears back should not be taken lightly. These outward signs of aggression mean give me some space.

Beef Cow Left Bobbing in Hurricane Florence Floodwaters Pulled to Safety and Given a Dry Home

Red the beef cow (a cow raised to be slaughtered for meat) was literally treading water a few days ago. Now, the “feisty” farm animal has a forever home with Mike Stura at Skylands Animal Sanctuary and Rescue in Wantage, New Jersey, where she will live out her days without the fear of being eaten.

Stura, the founder of Skylands, has a soft spot for cows. The longtime animal rescuer started the sanctuary and rescue for farm animals after falling for a sickly veal calf that no one else wanted.

A truck driver with extensive rescue equipment, experience with large animals and mechanical expertise, Stura has the ideal skills, resources and personality to follow his passion.

When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas last year, Stura got the idea to drive to the Houston area with his equipment to see if he could help. So when Hurricane Florence battered the Carolinas in September, Stura didn’t hesitate to help again.

“I didn’t go with a plan,” Stura tells PEOPLE of his goals in North Carolina. But the rescuer quickly found work.

A local woman informed Stura of about 20 beef cows caught in the floodwaters of a nearby farm. The concerned citizen, named Carolyn, hopped in a boat with Stura and his volunteers and showed him where to go.

Following her instructions, the boat traveled through one mile of floodwaters before reaching a submerged cattle farm. Of the cows that Carolyn mentioned, about 10 were standing huddled on the porch of a farm building, and the others were caught in the flood frantically treading water and bobbing up and down for air.

The farmer and owner of these animals gave Stura and his companions permission to rescue and take any of the animals that were drowning, but not those on the porch.

Unaccustomed to and wary of human handling, the beef cows paddled away from Stura’s rescue boat, but with a little patience and luck, one of the animals came close enough to Stura that he was able to get one end of a rope holstered around the cow and the other end secured to the boat.

Stura and the other volunteers then proceeded to carefully tow the cow one mile back to dry land, where the exhausted animal, now named Red, didn’t have the energy to stand.

With some extra help from a few local meat farm workers, Stura was able to load Red onto his trailer and take her home.

Red wasn’t Stura’s only passenger: the rescuer also discovered three skinny, mange-covered puppies cowering on the side of a North Carolina road. This trio made the return trip to New Jersey, too.

“It was clear they had been through the whole storm and that likely no one had been taking care of these dogs,” Stura explains.

Back north, all three dogs are now under the care of a rescue run by Stura’s friend. The rescue has vetted the puppies and placed them in the same foster home while staff works on finding the pups the perfect forever home.

As for Red, she has been fully vetted as well. And while Stura usually keeps newcomers to Skylands separated from the other animals at first, he’s made an exception for the Hurricane Florence survivor.

Since a life of minimal human interaction has made Red agitated around people, Stura introduced Red to her new pack early.

Shortly after arriving at Skylands, Red met the 18 “middle kids,” a.k.a. Stura’s medium-sized rescue cows, who include a cow rescued from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. While Red is the smallest among the her new herd, she’s already fitting in.

“You could see her demeanor change within one minute,” her rescuer says.

DC Universe's Stargirl finds its lead

Meet your new Stargirl!

EW has learned that Brec Bassinger (School of Rock) has been cast as Courtney Whitmore, a.k.a. Stargirl, on DC Universe’s forthcoming series Stargirl.

Executive produced by Geoff Johns — who created the character in 1999 and based her on his sister, who died in a plane crash in 1996 — the series follows Courtney, a high school sophomore, as she inspires a group of young heroes to fight villains from the past. The series is supposed to be a reimagining of both the titular hero and the Justice Society of America.

In this new interpretation of the character, Courtney “is smart, athletic and above all else kind. This high school teenager’s seemingly perfect life hits a major speedbump when her mother gets married and her new family moves from Los Angeles, California to Blue Valley, Nebraska. Struggling to adapt to a new school, make new friends and deal with a new step-family, Courtney discovers her step-father has a secret; he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. ‘Borrowing’ the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, Courtney becomes the unlikely inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes,” according to the official character description.

“There is no other character in comic books more special to me than Stargirl, and after searching far and wide I can say there is no other actor on the planet that embodies her more than Brec Bassinger,” said Johns in a statement. “Brec’s warmth, strength, humor and positive energy are core to who Courtney Whitmore is. I’m so grateful she’s signed on for the role.”

Bassinger — whose previous credits include Hulu’s All Night, Bella & the Bulldogs, and the forthcoming film Saturday Night at Starlight — will become the third actor to portray the character on television. Previously, Britt Irvin played her on Smallville, and Sarah Grey took on the role in three season 2 episodes of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Stargirl is also executive produced by Sarah Schechter and Arroweverse architect Greg Berlanti, and produced by Berlanti Productions and Mad Ghost Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. It’s expected to debut in 2019 with Johns writing the first episode.

Stargirl is one of many original TV shows that will debut on DC’s new content platform, DC Universe. Other shows include: Titans, which premieres Oct. 12; Doom Patrol from Jeremy Carver; Young Justice: Outsiders; and Aquaman director James Wan’s Swamp Thing.

How Wild Horses Ended Up in the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks are one of the South’s greatest treasures. The 200-mile stretch of skinny barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina are known for their secluded feel, the small communities that inhabit the islands, beautiful beaches, and of course, the wild horses. Several herds of wild horses—totaling around 400 in total—live throughout the barrier islands and have become a sought-after tourist attraction in their own right. They can be seen strolling along the beaches and wooded areas near Cape Lookout, Beaufort, Ocracoke, and Corolla. Part of the allure of the wild horses is that they’ve lived there for nearly 500 years—longer than any human residents—and have survived hurricanes and human settlers alike. Another part of their allure is the mystery of their presence in the first place: Just how did a herd of wild horses end up on these isolated islands?

The exact origins of the horses that still live in the Outer Banks aren’t entirely known, but we have a pretty good idea. As you may remember from middle school history class, despite our close connection to the animals and the important role they’ve played in United States history, the horses we know aren’t native to North America at all. They were brought over by Spanish explorers during the Colonial era, which is the case for the horses in the Outer Banks as well. And while the herds are technically wild now, they’re descendants of domesticated horses that were brought to the area sometime in the 1500s and left behind—either by choice or by accident.

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Legend has it that the mustangs were survivors of Spanish shipwrecks off the coast of North Carolina. Ships participating in transatlantic trade often followed routes that took them very close to what is now the Outer Banks, but many ships fell victim to the hidden shoals and unexpectedly shallow waters—so much so that the area became known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. At least eight Spanish shipwrecks have been discovered in the area, dating back to the mid-1500s, and any horses on board would have been close enough to swim to shore.

It’s more likely, however, that the horses are the descendants of Spanish mustangs that were left behind by settlers of the area. Two prominent explorers—a Spaniard named Lucas Vasquez de Allyon and an Englishman named Richard Greenville—both have records of being in the area at different times, both with livestock in their possession. Allyon was attempting to settle areas along the coastline, but the Spaniards’ intrusion led to conflicts with local Native Americans, and there are records that show the settlers were forced to flee, leaving their horses behind. Greenville was an English commander who regularly captained British ships carrying traded goods (including Spanish mustangs) between the West Indies, early/fledging English colonies in Virginia, and Great Britain. Records show a ship in Greenville’s fleet in the 1580s was caught in the infamous shallow waters near the Outer Banks and wrecked, leaving the horses onboard to swim to shore.

Whatever their origin, the wild horses that have made the Outer Banks home are a true treasure, protected by the National Park Service, the state of North Carolina, and private funds and sanctuaries that ensure they will remain just that for generations to come.

Four Girls Reunite After They Beat Cancer Together at the Same Hospital: 'It's Amazing to See'

Three years ago, McKinley, Chloe, Ava and Lauren were all in treatment for cancer at a Florida hospital. The quartet relied on each other to get through the arduous process, and on Monday they reunited for a photo shoot as cancer survivors.

The girls, all between the ages of 4 and 5, take a photo each year in the lobby of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, but this is the first time they are all in remission.

“They were all on active treatment the first time we did this,” Ava’s mom, Alyssa Luciano, told FOX13 in St. Petersburg. ”It’s amazing to see how far they’ve come from being bald little babies.”

McKinley, Ava and Lauren all had acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and Chloe had a rare form of lung cancer. McKinley said they all bonded “because our blood was sick.”

The girls in 2016, while in active treatment The girls in 2016, while in active treatment

Lauren’s mom, Shawna Glynn, added that the girls formed a camaraderie when they were at Johns Hopkins because of their bald heads.

“She’s 3 years old and doesn’t have any hair, but all of her friends in the hospital look the same way so it kind of gave her some normalcy,” Glynn said.

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“It was just always a breath of fresh air to see a familiar face and to know that she wasn’t alone in this,” Karen Moore, McKinley’s mom, added.

The moms said that they also relied on each other to make it through treatment.

“Just having other moms to relate to has been phenomenal,” Moore said. “Just to have other people going through it at the same time as us.”

Chloe, McKinley, Lauren and Ava in 2018 The girls in 2018, now cancer survivors

Lauren was the last to complete treatment, with her final one on Sept. 10.

“We’re done,” Glynn said. “She just rang the bell to signify that she has completed her treatment … She’s going into kindergarten on Monday.”

“They have just come so far, all of them,” she said.

Orlando Melbourne International Airport reopens after security breach; man arrested

Florida’s Orlando Melbourne International Airport has reopened after an early morning security breach Thursday morning, and a 22-year-old college student is now in police custody, authorities said.

Here are the latest updates:

Update 1:25 p.m. EDT Sept. 20: Airport officials said the suspect was a 22-year-old part-time college student from Trinidad and Tobago who had a pilot’s license. Authorities had earlier said the suspect was 26.

The man parked his car outside the terminal and left it running, police said. He then ran through the grass and jumped the barbed-wired fence to gain access, officials said.

"This is a first for me. I fly out of here two to three times a year. This is an odd incident," traveler Lenny Rife said.

An airport employee saw the man enter the Airbus 321, and called airport police, who then called the Melbourne Police Department, MIA representative Lori Booker said.

The man was confronted by two airport maintenance workers inside the cockpit, but he managed to get away. The man was later tackled by the workers and held on the ground near the maintenance hangar until police arrived, officials said.

Florida Institute of Technology released this statement: “Florida Institute of Technology has monitored this morning’s incident at Orlando Melbourne International Airport. The university has confirmed that the suspect from Trinidad & Tobago is a part-time Florida Tech student studying aviation management who had completed some flight training in the past. It would be inappropriate for the university to release the suspect’s name, and law enforcement is continuing its investigation. University officials will collaborate with authorities to further review this matter. No additional information is available at this time.”

Update 7:59 a.m. EDT Sept. 20: Airport officials said a college student with a pilot’s license breached airport security and boarded a full-size passenger jet that was undergoing maintenance.

The student jumped the fence to gain access, officials said. An airport employee saw the man enter the Airbus 321, and called airport police, MIA representative Lori Booker said.

Airport police apprehended the man and called Melbourne police.

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"Melbourne Police Department responded within two minutes, " Booker said.

The student's car, which was parked outside the terminal, was towed after a robotic device searched it, Booker said. 

The FBI and the Terrorist Task Force also assisted in the investigation. 

The man, whose name has not been released, was born in Trinidad and entered the U.S. through Canada, Booker said. 

Booker also said the man had a Florida driver's license.

Update 7:08 a.m. EDT Sept. 20: The airport has reopened, Melbourne police tweeted just before 7 a.m. EDT Thursday. Travelers should check with their air carriers to see whether their flight was delayed, police said.

Original report: Florida’s Orlando Melbourne International Airport is closed due to police activity, officials said Thursday morning.

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All flights have been suspended, officials said.

Police are asking people to avoid the area.

The airport will be closed until further notice, police said.

Melbourne officials said that a college student with a pilot’s license breached airport security and boarded a full-size passenger jet that was undergoing maintenance.

The student jumped the fence to gain access, officials said.

The student was apprehended by airport police.

The airport is being secured, and the student’s car that is parked outside the terminal is being investigated. 

The student’s name has not been released.

 – Visit WFTV.com for the latest on this developing story.

Veronica Mars reboot officially happening: New details released

The Veronica Mars revival is officially a Go.

Hulu confirmed for the first time Thursday the streaming network has picked up the former UPN/CW series for a new season — plus released some details about the project:

— The direct-to-series order is for eight, one-hour episodes.

— Veronica Mars will premiere in 2019.

— All past episodes of the original Veronica Mars are also coming to Hulu. Fans can stream seasons 1-3 (as well as the 2014 fan-funded feature film) starting in summer 2019.

Most excitingly of all, there’s some story description of the new show: “Spring breakers are getting murdered in Neptune, thereby decimating the seaside town’s lifeblood tourist industry. After Mars Investigations is hired by the parents of one of the victims to find their son’s killer, Veronica is drawn into an epic eight-episode mystery that pits the enclave’s wealthy elites, who would rather put an end to the month-long bacchanalia, against a working class that relies on the cash influx that comes with being the West Coast’s answer to Daytona Beach.”

So it sounds like this will be a serialized season rather a case-of-the-week format, which is interesting.

Kristen Bell is back on board to star, but no other cast is confirmed yet. Creator Rob Thomas will write the first episode.

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