GOOD EVENING, AND THANKS FOR JOINING US.
I'M CANDACE ADORKA, AND THIS IS EYEWITNESS NEWS AT SIX.
JONES COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE STILL LOOKING INTO A FRIDAY NIGHT CRASH THAT KILLED ONE WOMAN FROM MILLEDGEVILLE AND LANDED ANOTHER IN THE HOSPITAL.
ACCORDING TO ASSISTANT CORONER BILL WRIGHT... COURTNI CARSWELL DROVE HER HONDA ODESSEY INTO ON COMING TRAFFIC ON HIGHWAY 49... AND HIT A CHEVY SUBURBAN HEAD-ON.
WRIGHT SAYS KELLY RUTHERFORD FROM GRAY WAS DRIVING THE SUBURBAN... WITH HER TWO CHILDREN RIDING ALONG.
I understand they were taken to the Medical Center, I'm not sure what hospital but I think she under went some surgery and is okay and the children were released the next day whithouy any serious injures.
WRIGHT SAYS RUTHERFORD HAD SURGERY FOR A DISLOCATED HIP... AND IS NOW RECOVERING, WHILE HER CHILDREN WERE TREATED FOR MINOR INJURIES.
HE SAYS DEPUTIES ARE STILL INVESTIGATING WHAT MIGHT HAVE CAUSED CARSWELL TO DRIFT INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC.
TODAY'S HIGH WAS A COOL 94 DEGREES... MUCH LOWER FROM LAST WEEKEND'S RECORD BREAKING TWO DAYS OF 108.
BUT FOLKS IN THE MIDWEST ARE STILL EDURING 100 PLUS DEGREES...
DREW LEVINSON HAS THE STORY
<<People from the midwest to the east coast sweated through another blistering day.
(QUICK SOT REGARDING THE HEAT SAT_HEAT8 2:57) "HOT, REALLY HOT"
(QUICK SOT PIPE 2 162046) "I'M DRENCHED, I'VE BEEN OUT FOR TWO HOURS.
Temperatures soared above 100 degrees in several cities including Philadelphia , Washington and St. Louis.
(--FROM SATU 042--)
Utility companies are stressed.
(--SOT: MICHAEL CLENDENIN, CON EDISON SPOKESMAN --)
"THE HEAT ALWAYS GIVES US A CHALLENGE, WE EXPECT SCATTERED OUTAGES"
The national weather service issued heat warnings for half the country.
(--STANDUP DREW LEVINSON REPORTING-- sat_heat_1)
"THIS HEATWAVE HAS HEALTH OFFICIALS VERY CONCERNED. THE NEW YORK HEALTH DEPARTMENT URGED RESIDENTS TO AVOID STAYING OUTSIDE TOO LONG AND ASKED THEM TO CHECK ON THEIR NEIGHBORS, ESPECIALLY THE ELDERLY"
In Chicago , authorities say a 64-year-old woman apparenlty dropped dead from heat exhaustion inside her apartment. The heat is blamed for at least 24 deaths.
(SATU100) An airconditioner giveaway brought relief in Charlotte.
(SOT Antoinette Davis satu100 :24) IT'S BEEN ABOUT 100 IN MY HOUSE, YES AND I'VE BEEN.. IT'S BEEN SO MISERABLE.
(NATS FOUNTAIN sat_heat_40)
Some sought refuge in city fountains.
(sat_heat15 6:17:15) Deborah Lederman tried to lick the heat with ice cream.
(SOT sat)heat_114:45:03) THE ICE CREAM HELPS, AND OF COURSE BEING AROUND MY FANTASTIC FAMILY BECAUSE THEY ARE COOL AND HIP.
Weather forecasters expect temperatures to break sometime Sunday as a cold front moves in..problem is, it will most likely bring severe weather along with it.
NEARLY 240 CITIES SET ALL TIME HIGHS OVER THE PAST 30 DAYS.
A BILL THAT THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS COULD CREATE OR SAVE 2 MILLION JOBS... BECAME LAW LAST NIGHT.
PRESIDENT OBAMA RETURNED TO WASHINGTON TO SIGN OFF ON A BI-PARTISAN EFFORT THAT FUNDS HIGHWAY AND TRANSIT PROJECTS FOR TWO YEARS.
IT'S THE FIRST LONG-TERM TRANSPORTATION BILL SINCE 2005.
THE HIGHWAY BILL WAS PART OF A CONGRESSIONAL BURST OF ACTIVITY AHEAD OF JULY FOURTH.
REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS ALSO MANAGED TO AGREE.... AND PASS LEGISLATION ON KEEPING LOW INTEREST RATES FOR FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS
This bill will keep thousands of construction workers on the job rebuilding our nations infrastructure. Second, this bill will keep interest rates on federal student loans from doubling this year, which would have it nearly seven and a half million students with an average of a $1000 more on their loan payments.
THE BILL STOPS INTEREST RATES ON FEDERAL LOANS FROM DOUBLING TO OVER 7 PERCENT.
MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE CAME OUT TO BETHSAIDA BAPTIST CHURCH IN DUBLIN TO HONOR A LOCAL HERO
THEY DEDICATED A STRETCH OF HIGHWAY TO LIEUTENANT KELSO HORNE WHO FOUGHT IN WORLD WAR-2.
DRIVERS WILL NOW BE TRALLEING ALONG KELSO HORNE MEMORIAL DRIVE.
HORNE WAS ASSIGNED TO THE 508TH PARACHUTE REGIMENT AND PARTICIPATED IN THE NORMADY INVASION WHERE HE AND OTHERS WERE DROPPED BEHIND ENEMY LINES BEFORE THE INVASION.
IT'S NOT THE FIRST TIME THE LAURENS COUNTY NATIVE HAS BEEN HONORED.
KELSO WAS TITLED A HERO ON THE COVER OF LIFE MAGAZINE IN 1944.
Rusty Henderson, "He is one of the most famous WWII veterans from GA and having Dublin as his home is really something"
Scott Thompson, "Kelson became a hero in this area. He always swore that he was not a hero that he did nothing heroic. Well, he jumped out of an airplane going several hundred miles an hour in the middle of the night with Germans shooting at him with a hundred pounds of gear on his back and we think he is a hero but its the face of Kelso Horne that determine look that represented millions of American servicemen who were determined to win WWII.
AFTER THE WAR, HORNE RETURNED TO LAURENS COUNTY WHERE HE WORKED FOR THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE.
HORNE PASSED AWAY ON NOVEMBER 25, 2000 AT THE AGE OF 88.
STAY WITH US... EYEWITNESS NEWS CONTINUES AFTER THE BREAK
OVERNIGHT FLOODING IN SOUTHERN PARTS OF RUSSIA... HAS CLAIMED THE LIVES OF 99 PEOPLE.
ACCORDING TO RUSSIAN NEWS AGENCIES THE OVERNIGHT RAINS DUMPED AS MUCH AS 11 INCHES OF WATER...
THAT FORCED MANY TO TAKE REFUGE IN TREES OR ON THE ROOFTOPS OF HOUSES.
THE FLOODING HAS SUBMERGED STREETS... RIPPED OUT TRAFFIC LIGHTS... AND STRANDED VEHICLES.
OFFICIALS HAVE CALLED IT THE WORST DISASTER IN THE REGION IN DECADES.
THEY SAY BOTH THE PRESIDENT AND PRIME MINISTER ARE PLEDGING HELP.... AS SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS CONTINUE.
THE FLOODING IS ALSO A MAJOR BLOW TO RESORT AREAS IN THE REGION, AT THE VERY HEIGHT OF THE TOURIST SEASON.
TODAY MAKRED A HISTORIC EVENT IN LIBYA... AS THE COUNTRY VOTED IN ITS FIRST DEMOCRATIC ELECTION INS OVER 40 YEARS.
THE VOTE FOR A 200-SEAT LEGISLATURE.. IS THE COUNTRY'S FIRST MAJOR STEP TOWARDS A NEW GOVERNMENT... SINCE THE OUSTING OF FORMER DICTATOR... MOAMMAR GADHAFI.
LINES BEGAN TO FORM OUTSIDE POLLING CENTERS MORE THAN AN HOUR BEFORE THEY WERE SCHEDULED TO OPEN IN THE CAPITAL TRIPOLI.
WHILE SOME CELEBRATED IN THE VOTING... OTHERS BOYCOTTED THE ELECTION... QUESTIONING IT'S AUTHENTICITY.
BUT THE U-N SPECIAL ENVOY TO LIBYA SAYS... HE BELIEVES IN THE CREDIBILITY OF THE ELECTION.
THE CONTINUOUS FIGHTING IN SYRIA HAS NO SPILLED OVER INTO NEIGHBORING LEBANON.
SYRIAN ARTILLERY HIT VILLAGES IN NORTHERN LEBANON... KILLING TWO WOMEN AND A MAN... AND WOUNDING HUNDRED MORE AFTER OPPOSITION REBELS CROSSED THE BORDER INTO LEBANON.
WITNESSES IN THE REGION SAID SEVERAL MORTAR BOMBS STARTED FALLING ON FARM BUILDINGS THREE TO 12 MILES FROM THE BORDER AROUND 2 A-M
AROUND NOON... MORE EXPLOSIONS... AND GUNFIRE CLOSE TO THE BORDER.
SYRIAN REBELS TRYING TO OVERTHROW PRESIDENT BASHAR AL-ASSAD HAVE USED NORTHERN LEBANON AS A BASE.
SECRETARY OF STATE HILARY CLINTON SAID IN PARIS FRIDAY... THAT THE WORLD KNOWS EVENTUALLY
ASSAD WILL FALL FROM POWER....