GOOD EVENING, AND THANKS FOR JOINING US... I'M CANDACE ADORKA.
THIS IS EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 11.
ONLY 11 DAYS INTO SUMMER... AND ALREADY... RECORD BREAKING HEAT IS FORCING CENTRAL GEORGIANS TO LOOK FOR CREATIVE WAYS TO STAY COOL.
Joshua Rogers: "When we get our breaks we come outside and just cool off a little bit"
Miles Schmidt: "Really just drink a lot of water and sometimes if i'm walking outside throughout the day I'll put like a we towel on my head"
Melissa Hash: "I've been going to the pool, goign to the river, staying in water, but as of recently its been really too hot to even do that so just stay inside."
STAY INSIDE... THAT'S ALSO ONE OF THE HEAT SAFETY TIPS FROM THE GEORGIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.
THEY REMIND YOU NOT TO LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS ALONE IN CARS... WEAR LIGHTWEIGHT, LOOSE-FITTING CLOTHING... AND AVOID STRENOUS WORK DURING THE WARMEST PARTS OF THE DAY.
FOR MORE TIPS ON STAYING HEALTHY AND SAFE DURING EXTREME HEAT... CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE 13WMAZ-DOT COM...
AND FOR A BETTER IDEA HOW LONG THIS HEATWAVE WILL STICK AROUND... WE TURN TO METEROLOGIST JOHN BOYER...
JOHN AND CANDACE DISCUSS HEAT
THE NORTH CENTRAL HEALTH DISTRICT WANTS YOU TO BE WARY OF RABID ANIMALS... ESPECIALLY FOXES.
JUDY LE HAS THE STORY OF A RUNNER IN WILKINSON COUNTY...ENCOUNTERED A FOX ON HIS TRAIL... JUST LAST WEEK.
IT CREPT UP FROM BEHIND...
sot - i turned to look at the fox. it was coming from the median toward me.
FOUR MILES INTO HIS 12 MILE RUN...PETER ROBINSON BROKE COURSE
nat - i was running the median in a straight line here until it came back from behind and i started to do the dance. i zig and zagged when he was chasing me.
HE GRABBED THE FIRST THING WITHIN REACH TO DEFEND HIMSELF.
sot - i kept squirting water bottles at it and that didn't work so i threw my water bottles at them.
and that didn't work and he started lunging at me so i startd kicking. and i kicked until he was down. and i finished him off with a big rock
ROBINSON HAS RUN THE SAME ROUTE EVERYDAY FOR THE PAST MONTH.
nat - my heartbeat was running at 124 beats per minute right before it happened and it spiked to 142
HE CROSSED PATHS WITH THE FOX ON HIGHWAY 57 IN WILKINSON COUNTY. ROBINSON DESCRIBED THE SIZE OF THE ANIMAL TO BE ABOUT THE SAME AS VINNIE...HIS DOG.UNLIKE HIS PUP...THE FOX APPEARED RABID.
sot - he looked real ragged, real thin, his fur was patchy. didn't look healthy at all.
THOUGH THIS EXPERIENCE DOESN'T CHANGE.. WHERE.. HE RUNS...IT CHANGES...THE WAY.. HE RUNS..
sot - i will not listen to music while im running anymore. cause i wasnt listening to it at the time, but i had it with me. and if i had my earphoens in, i wouldve never heard it coming from behind me
ROBINSON WAS NOT HURT...BUT IS GETTING VACCINATED AGAINST RABIES.
JUDY LE...13WMAZ..EYEWITNESS NEWS.
<< TAG ON 3
THAT FOX WAS NEVER TESTED FOR RABIES... BUT ANOTHER FOX THAT ATTACKED A MAN IN LIZELLA A COUPLE WEEKS AGO DID IN FACT TEST POSITIVE.
RABIES CAN BE TREATED...BUT FATAL IF LEFT UNTREATED.
TOMORROW ON EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 11... 13WMAZ HEADS TO BROADWAY...
MACON NATIVE, GREY HENSON, HAS LANDED THE PART OF "ELDER KENDRICK"... ONE OF THE FOUR PRINCIPLE ROLES IN THE FIRST NATIONAL TOUR OF "BOOK OF MORMON."
THE MUSICAL DEVELOPED BY THE CREATORS OF "SOUTH PARK" HAS WON 9 TONY AWARDS... INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL.
JUDY LE WILL TALK WITH THE NEW STAGE STAR ABOUT THE UP COMING TOUR... THAT STORY TOMORROW ON EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 11
A 68-YEAR OLD MAN WAS LOCKED UP AFTER A DRUG BUST FRIDAY NIGHT... BUT NOT BEFORE A VISIT TO THE HOSPITAL.
ALTON LEON JACKSON WAS TREATED FOR CHEST PAINS AND CUTS FROM SHATTERED GLASS.
ACCORDING TO A NEWS RELEASE, MACON POLICE APPROACHED A GROUP OF MEN LOITERING IN THE PARKING LOT OF LIBERTY INN OFF PIO NONO AVENUE.
AS THE OFFICERS GOT CLOSER, EACH PERSON IN THE GROUP BEGAN TO WALK AWAY IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS, EXCEPT FOR JACKSON... HE RAN.
ONE OFFICER FOLLOWED AND SAW JACKSON TRYING TO EAT THE DRUGS HE CARRIED IN HIS HAND.
WHEN THE OFFICER TOLD HIM TO STOP AND PLACE HIS HANDS BEHIND HIS BACK, HE REFUSED AND BEGAN FLAILING HIS ARMS TO AVOID BEING HANDCUFFED.
DURING THE STRUGGLE TO RESTRAIN HIM, POLICE SAY JACKSON JERKED AWAY AND FELL THROUGH THE GLASS WINDOW OF ONE OF THE ROOMS.
JACKSON IS CHARGED WITH PROBATION VIOLATION, CRIMINAL TRESPASS, CRIMINAL DAMAGE AND COCAINE POSSESSION.
HE'S BEING HELD IN THE BIBB COUNTY JAIL ON 11-AND-A-HALF THOUSAND DOLLARS' BOND.
TOMMY OLMSTEAD... A LONGTIME FIXTURE OF LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT... WAS LAID TO REST TODAY.
HE DIED WEDNESDAY FROM AN UNDISCLOSED ILLNESS AT AGE 83.
FAMILY...FRIENDS...AND COMMUNITY LEADERS...GATHERED AT VINEVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FOR THE FUNERAL.
BIBB COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN SAM HART WAS IN ATTENDANCE... ALONG WITH DISTRICT ATTORNEY GREG WINTERS...BIBB COUNTY SHERIFF JERRY MODENA...AND CHIIEF DEPUTY DAVID DAVIS.
OLMSTEAD SERVED AS MACON'S MAYOR...A BIBB COUNTY COMMISIONER...A STATE SENATOR...AND A GEORGIA COMMISIONER OF HUMAN RESOURCES.
Commissioner Sam Hart: He's one of the guys who held everybody accountable and he had high expectations from everybody and again he was the kind of guy what you had to do was bring it everyday, he expected it, you know, he would disagree without being disagreeable, but he would again compromise when he thought it was for the betterment of the community.
OLMSTEAD WAS LAID TO REST AT RIVERSIDE CEMETERY.
GOV. NATHAN DEAL SIGNED MORE THAN 500 BILLS INTO LAW AFTER THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION ENDED THIS SPRING.
MANY OF THOSE LAWS... AS WELL THE LATEST BUDGET... TAKE EFFECT TOMORROW.
FOR STARTERS... BUSINESSES WITH AT LEAST 100... BUT FEWER THAN 500 EMPLOYEES... MUST START USING E-VERIFY UNDER THE STATE'S ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION LAW.
E-VERIFY IS AN ONLINE FEDERAL WORK AUTHORIZATION PROGRAM THAT HELPS ENSURE NEW HIRES ARE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U-S.
ALSO... OUT-OF-WORK GEORGIANS WILL SEE THEIR BENEFITS SLASHED NEARLY IN HALF.
AND THOSE SEEKING FOOD STAMPS WILL HAVE TO PASS A DRUG TEST.
JULY FIRST WILL ALSO MARK THE START OF SWEEPING CHANGES TO GEORGIA'S CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM...
A RULE THAT REVOKES BONUSES FOR TEACHERS CAUGHT CHEATING ON STANDARDIZED TESTS WILL KICK IN ...
AND YOU'LL NO LONGER NEED TO PAY A DOLLAR FOR THE OPTIONAL "IN GOD WE TRUST" LICENSE PLATE DECAL.
THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IS JUST TWO DAYS AWAY...
MONDAY JULY SECOND IS THE CUT OFF FOR REGISTRATION TO VOTE IN THE JULY 31 GENERAL ELECTION... AND THE BIBB COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION ON AUGUST 21st.
YOU CAN REGISTER AT THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OFFICE... CITY HALL... ANY PUBLIC LIBRARY... OR ANY STATE OFFICE LIKE THE DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND CHILDRENS SERVICES.
YOU CAN ALSO GO ONLINE TO REGISTER... JUST VISIT THE STATE SECRETARY OF STATE'S OFFICE AT
S-O-S--DOT GA--DOT GOV, SLASH ELECTIONS
YOU'LL FIND A LINK RIGHT THERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PAGE LABLED VOTER REGISTRATION FORM AND ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST.
THAT WILL TAKE YOU TO THIS PAGE HERE... WHER YOU'LL CLICK THE ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION BUTTON.
FROM THERE JUST ANSWER THE QUESTIONS... AND PRINT OUT THE COMPLETED FORM.
YOU THEN TURN IN THE FORM TO THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS ON MONDAY...
GOOD NEWS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS ACROSS THE U-S.
PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS SIGNED A SHORT TERM BILL... CANCELLING INTEREST RATE INCREASES ON NEW LOANS.
CONGRESS APPROVED THE LAW ON FRIDAY... AND THE PRESIDENT SIGNED A ONE-WEEK EXTENSION.... TO GIVE THE FULL BILL TIME TO REACH HIS DESK.
OBAMA IS EXPECTED TO SIGN THE FULL LAW WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK.
WHEN HE DOES... IT WILL END A STANDOFF OVER STUDENT LOANS... MAINTAINING INTEREST RATES OF 3 POINT 4 PERCENT FOR CERTAIN LOANS.
IF CONGRESS DIDN'T ACT, RATES WOULD HAVE DOULBED BEGINNING TOMORROW.
AT LEAST 13 PEOPLE ARE DEAD AND MILLIONS ARE STILL WITHOUT POWER FROM STRONG STORMS THAT HIT THE MIDWEST AND MID-ATLANTIC LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.
CLEAN-UP EVEN DELAYED THE START OF PLAY AT A P-G-A TOURNAMENT IN MARYLAND.
DANIELLE NOTTINGHAM REPORTS FROM WASHINGTON, DC WHERE THERE IS A STATE OF EMERGENCY.
<<A tree sliced through the bedroom of this home in Silver Spring, Maryland killing a 71 year old woman.
(:06-:12)(SOT Ligita Goldschmidts/ NEIGHBOR of woman who died) IT'S HORRIBLE, I'M SHAKING THAT COULD HAVE BEEN US HERE
Forecasters say hurricane force winds left a path of destruction from the midwest to the east coast Friday into Saturday.
(:21-:28)(sot no gc given)THE WIND APPARENTLY CAME IN FROM THE SOUTHWEST COMPLETELY TOOK THIS PART OF THE BUILDING OFF AND IT LANDED ABOUT 300 FEET AWAY.
More than three million people lost power and now crews are working around the clock to get the electricity back on.
(:36-:48)(STANDUP DANIELLE NOTTINGHAM) Officials have declared a state of emergency in Virginia and here in Washington DC. Power may not be restored for days in some places - and temperatures could hit triple digits Sunday .
Downed trees are making it difficult to get around the nation's capital.
And, in nearby Falls Church, Virginia residents woke up to trees on their cars and homes.
(:59-104)(SOT no cg given) BIG CRASH, BOOM HOUSE SHOOK AND CAME OUTSIDE AND THIS WAS IT.
Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland received so much damage Saturday's third round of the A-T-and-T National golf tournament started almost six hours late.
And, P-G-A officials banned spectators because they couldn't clear all the debris around the course.
Authorities throughout the affected areas say the clean-up from these powerful storms will take days.
OFFICIALS ALSO DECLARED EMERGENCIES IN MARYLAND, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA AND OHIO.
TEMPERATURES TOPPED AT 108 TODAY... BUT SOME THERMOMETERS OUT IN CENTRAL GEORGIA BEG TO DIFFER....
THAKE A LOOK AT THIS PICTURE FROM A VIEWER... THIS CAR THERMOMETER SAYS 111 OUTSIDE... AND 109 INSIDE THE CAR...
AND THIS ONE CLAIMS THE OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE TO BE 109...
JOHN.. WHY THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE OFFICIAL TEMPERATURE AND THESE OTHER THERMOMETERS?
HUNDREDS OF FANS IN COLORFUL WIGS... ELABORATE MAKE UP AND INTRESTING COSTUMES GATHERED AT THE LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER FOR DAY ONE OF THE 21ST ANNUAL ANIME EXPO.
ENTRANCE LINES STRETCHED BEYOND THE DOORS OF THE CONVENTION CENTER, AS FANS WAITED TO BE AMONG THE FIRST TO ENTER THE LARGEST JAPANESE ANIMATION AND COMICS CONVENTION IN THE U.S.
WHILE THEY WAITED.... FANS TOOK PHOTOS TOGETHER AND ROLE PLAYED TO THEIR FAVORITE ANIME SERIES OR VIDEO GAME.
THE CONVENTION OFFERS ENTHUSIASTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK WITH ANIMATORS AND ALSO ALLOWS THEM TO NETWORK WITH NEW FANS.
Tina Chang: "This brings them out and allows them to actually socialize and actually feel like they're not alone in this anime world because, this anime world, although it seems big it's still pretty small."
MORE THAN 100 THOUSAND ENTHUSIASTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE THREE DAY CONVENTION.
NOW USUALLY THIS WOULD BE THE TIME THAT WE WOULD TAKE A LOOK AT ONE OF OUR ONLINE GALLERIES FROM 13 WMAZ DOT COM... PROBABLY FROM OUR "BEAT THE HEAT" GALLERY.
BUT... I SAW THIS PHOTO IN OUR EMAIL AND TOLD OUR PRODUCER WE HAD TO HAVE IT IN THE SHOW...
HIS NAME IS MICK.... AND THESE PICTURES WERE SENT IN BY CATHY NELSON OUT OF MILLEDGEVILLE