Morning Express with Robin Meade

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The dog that changed one veteran's life

The dog that changed one veteran's life

Editor's Note: All week, HLN is taking a look at Stories of Courage - special coverage of our American heroes and their service animals, who are helping them readjust to civilian life.  Don't forget to watch Stories of Courage: K9s for Warriors, an HLN Special Presentation, premiering on Veterans Day, November 11, at 7 p.m. EST.

Karl Fleming joined the military because he needed a change in his life. He had a successful career with a shipping company but said he wanted to do something more. He found that something in the U.S. Army. Fleming began his service in 2009 and never looked back. 

Winter

Cool inventions to get you through winter

You probably know by now you need to winter-proof your house, car and trees. So how about some really neat gadgets to get you through the next few months?

Portable snow-melting mats? Check! Heated windshield wipers? You bet! And while we're at it, how about a shovel on wheels?

Shrimp

Tailgating? Don't skimp on the shrimp!

When it comes to tailgating, burgers and hot dogs are fine. But if you really want to take it up a notch, how about bacon-wrapped shrimp with a beer-infused barbecue sauce?

That's how they do it at River City Brewing Company in Jacksonville, Florida, where the Rivalry Express crew got the party started in advance of the annual showdown between Florida and Georgia.

Ash Ahsanuddin and Donna Nesmith are celebrating their 4th anniversary as boyfriend and girlfriend. Would, COULD, a Bulldog marry a Gator?

Gator asks Bulldog for her paw in marriage

They were just friends when they went to their first Georgia-Florida game, but on Friday, Ash Ahsanuddin and Donna Nesmith celebrated their fourth anniversary as boyfriend and girlfriend. So they were the PERFECT couple to pit against each other in a Rivalry Express Fan Faceoff trivia challenge!

Ash won, but as soon as the quiz was over, there was one more question to be asked: Would, COULD, a Bulldog marry a Gator?

Tailgaters arrive at RV City in Jacksonville, Florida up to a week ahead of the Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic

We built this 'city' on Bulldogs & Gators

Carlos Diaz has parked HLN’s Rivalry Express bus at "River City Brewing Company" in Jacksonville, Florida, ahead of tomorrow’s huge Georgia/Florida game! But nearby, there is a whole community of campers who are ready to play their part in the 'World’s largest outdoor cocktail party'! 

Check out 'R.V. City' where people pay up to $125 a day to park and party for up to a week before kickoff!

the Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs play on neutral ground in Jacksonville, and the HLN Rivalry Express bus is there

Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic

It's Friday and you know what that means!

Time for "Rivalry Express" to get you psyched and ready for some of the biggest college football match-ups across the country.

Bob Van Dillen makes time for a workout even though he's been zombified

'Zombie Workout,' or 'The Walking Gymrat'

Not having a pulse is no excuse to skip your workout. And as HLN's Bob Van Dillen finds out, having a face full of rotting flesh is a good way to make sure you never have to wait for a machine at the gym!

MORE: Zero to zombie in 90 seconds

Makeup artist Toby Sells turns HLN meteorologist Bob Van Dillen into one of the undead

Watch: Zero to zombie in 90 seconds

Halloween morning, Morning Express with Robin Meade meteorologist Bob Van Dillen delivered your forecast from a makeup chair while he was being "zombified."

Makeup artist Toby Sells applied the same techniques he's used for more than 30 years in TV and movies ("Zombieland," "The Vampire Diaries," "The Walking Dead") to turn Bob from a (mostly) mild-mannered Jersey boy to a menacing flesh-eater.

Who makes the best Zombie? HLN News Now anchor Mike Galanos (L) or Morning Express with Robin Meade meteorologist Bob Van Dillen (R)

Zombie face off! Van Dillen vs. Galanos

It took 90 minutes for makeup artist Toby Sells to turn HLN Meteorologist Bob Van Dillen into one of the undead (though many of us who work with him don't see much of a difference). 

Don't miss: Can you handle the 'Zombie Workout'?

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