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Almost everyone has been to Disneyland at least once, and you probably have a routine down: check in to hotel, ride Splash Mountain, wait in line for Indiana Jones, and get a corn dog. Next time you're at the Happiest Place on Earth, toss away your routine and pick up this list of secretly (and kind of refined) alternatives.

Woman faces criminally negligent homicide charge in deadly hit-and-run crash

Woman faces criminally negligent homicide charge in deadly hit-and-run crash »Play Video
Isabel McDaniel

The woman accused in a deadly hit-and-run crash had tears in her eyes Monday as she was formally arraigned on charges of criminally negligent homicide, hit-and-run and tampering with evidence.

Springfield Police say 30-year-old Isabel McDaniel was behind the wheel of a car Thursday that hit a father and son as they crossed Main Street at 54th Street.

The car sideswiped Julio Ortiz, 39, of Springfield.

His father, Daniel Ortiz Reynaga, 67, died from his injuries.

He was carried 12 blocks on the car and found a mile and a half from the scene of the crash.

Man accused in murder-for-hire plot pleads not guilty

Man accused in murder-for-hire plot pleads not guilty
An excerpt from one of the applications seeking a restraining order against Jeffrey Wright Leonard. Police arrested Leonard on charges alleging he tried to hire a hit man to kill a neighbor.

The man accused of offering to pay a former cellmate to run a neighbor off the road in what police describe as an elaborate murder-for-hire plot pleaded not guilty to the charges against him Monday.

Suspect in Sydney seige was out on bail

Suspect in Sydney seige was out on bail »Play Video
The suspect in the Sydney hostage situation was out on bail, facing criminal charges. On his website he went by the name of Sheik Haron.

All signs are pointing to a man acting on his own and not as part of any terrorist of jihadist organization.

Australian police sources say the suspect was Iranian immigrant who had a very troubled criminal past.

His name: Man Haron Monis. On his website he went by the name of Sheik Haron.
    
Haron was apparently out on bail, facing charges in Australia on at least a dozen sexual assault cases.

He was also found guilty in 2012 for writing and mailing hate letters to the families of at least eight Australian soldiers killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan.

He also faced charges in connection with the murder of his ex-wife.

Study: Quality of football helmet may impact severity of concussions

Study: Quality of football helmet may impact severity of concussions »Play Video

Jed and Joe Jameson love the game of football, but one of them had to give it up.

Jed suffered concussions twice in a short amount of time.

A third would have meant he was done with high school sports for good.

But he wasn't only impacted on the field.

"I worked a lot slower, like I wasn't writing as fast," he said. "Some things, it felt like I couldn't remember. And then some problems I couldn't do."

Postal Service expects to process 640 million pieces of mail Dec. 15

Postal Service expects to process 640 million pieces of mail Dec. 15 »Play Video
The United States Postal Service Seattle Processing and Distribution Center in Tukwila, WA processes all outgoing priority mail. During the busy holiday season, which includes Thanksgiving until Christmas, will process and send out 18 million packages from Seattle. December 17th 2013. (Joshua Lewis / KOMO News)

Monday, Dec. 15, was the last day to send things out as standard mail to have an expected delivery of Christmas Eve.

It's the busiest day of the year for the Postal Service, which expected to process 640 million pieces of mail - a 5 percent increase over last year.