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Lane Graves' Parents Release New Statement on Death in Disney Alligator Attack

The parents of Lane Graves, the two-year-old boy killed by an alligator in a lagoon at a Disney World hotel, have released a new statement on his death.

Matt and Melissa Graves released a statement via their local church, St. Patrick’s Parish, in Nebraska.

​“Melissa and I continue to deal with the loss of our beloved boy, Lane, and are overwhelmed with the support and love we have received from family and friends in our community as well as from around the country,” the family said in their statement. “We understand the public’s interest, but as we move forward this weekend, we ask for and appreciate the privacy we need to lay our son to rest. Neither Melissa, myself or anyone from our family will be speaking publicly; we simply cannot at this time.”

Read the other statement that the family released as well.

Graves Family Releases Statement After Alligator Kills Their Son at Disney World

The Graves family has released a statement mourning the death of their son Lane Graves after an alligator snatched him by a lagoon at a Disney World hotel.

The two-year-old boy died from drowning and traumatic injuries, an autopsy report concluded. He was dragged into the lagoon by the alligator and his body was found fully intact the next day.

“Words cannot describe the shock and grief our family is experiencing over the loss of our son. We are devastated and ask for privacy during this extremely difficult time,” the family said in a statement to ABC News. “To all of the local authorities and staff who worked tirelessly these past 24 hours, we express our deepest gratitude.”

Disney World Alligator Attack | New Details

Alligator Snatches Young Boy in Disney World Hotel Lagoon

Terrible news – a two-year-old boy was taken by an alligator in the Seven Seas Lagoon near a hotel on Tuesday night (June 14) at Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

According to CNN, his father desperately tried to save him and authorities launched an overnight search of the water.

“This is still a search and rescue operation,” Jeff Williamson, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, said. “We are very hopeful. We are hoping for the best.”

The boy was reportedly playing near the edge of the lagoon, in about a foot of water, when the animal dragged him in further as his family watched in horror.

They tried to rescue him, to no avail.

UPDATE: Sadly the body of Lane Graves has been found, according to AP.

Our thoughts go out to the boy’s family during this difficult time.

'The Ring' Girl Throws First Pitch to 'The Grudge' Villain (Video)

The villains from the horror films The Ring and The Grudge are battling each other in a new Japanese horror movie called Sadako vs. Kayako and they joined forces for a fun viral stunt at a recent baseball game!

Sadako, the villain from The Ring, got on the pitcher’s mound and threw out the first pitch to Kayako, the baddie from The Grudge.

Also seen on the field is Kayako’s little friend Toshio!

Watch the video below and go see Sadako vs. Kayako in theaters this month in Japan, if you happen to be there!

‘The Ring’ Girl Throws First Pitch to ‘The Grudge’ Villain

Celebrities React to Harambe the Gorilla Shooting at Cincinnati Zoo After Child Enters Enclosure - Read the Tweets

Celebrities are reacting to one of today’s most shocking stories – the Cincinnati Zoo killing a Gorilla named Harambe after a four-year-old boy slipped into the enclosure on Saturday (May 28).

Harambe is a 17-year-old, 400-pound gorilla, CNN reports, and the zoo considered the occurrence situation a “life-threatening situation.” The child was in the enclosure with the gorilla for about 10 minutes. The boy traveled “under the rail, through wires and over the moat wall” to get to the gorilla.

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Scripps National Spelling Bee 2016 Ends with Co-Champions!

For the third year in a row, the Scripps National Spelling Bee has ended with co-champions taking home the trophy!

This year’s winners were 13-year-old Jairam Hathwar, whose older brother was a co-champion in 2014, and 11-year-old Nihar Janga, who competed in the competition for the first time.

The two young kids were declared co-champions after they breezed through 24 championship rounds without a winner.

After the competition was over, Nihar said that he was speechless and couldn’t find words because he is only in the fifth grade. Congrats to them both!

Twitter Announces Major Changes, Promises 'More Room for Words' in Updates!

Twitter just announced some big changes happening, which will allow you more room for your 140 character limit!

“In the coming months we’ll make changes to simplify Tweets including what counts toward your 140 characters, so for instance, @names in replies and media attachments (like photos, GIFs, videos, and polls) will no longer “use up” valuable characters,” Twitter announced. “More room for words!”

In addition to the @name replies and media attachments, you’ll now also be able to retweet your own tweets. The biggest change of all may be the famous “.@,” which will no longer be necessary. You will be able to start your tweet with an @ username and not put a period in front.

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