<new at 11... Americans continue to shell out cash... To fill up their tanks at the pump... *sot* how that's affecting people in Central Georgia... Plus... they escaped with only bumps and bruises... We'll tell you how this car landed upside down in Milledgeville...
We saw clouds and rain today we've got more on the way from this system in Texas. We'll talk about when it gets here.
Aw yeah... It was a shootout between the hedges tonight... But Georgia survives the Volunteers... We've got the highlights in sports.
And it's a battle for the swing states as the election draws closer... We'll take you on the trail of campaign 2012.>
<this is Eyewitness News at 11>
Good evening and thanks for joining us... I'm Candace Adorka
A Warner Robins man and his family had their story told by the national television show...48 hours.
Mike Sisco and his fiancee Karen Harkness were murdered more than a decade ago in Kansas...
The case had been cold for years...and just in March the murderer was brought to justice. The convicted killer was Mike Sisco's ex-wife...Dana Chandler.
13WMAZ caught up with Tim Sisco of Warner Robins, who is the brother of Mike Sisco, one of the victims.
His niece and the daughter of the murder victim...Hailey flew in from Colorado, so they can close this chapter of their lives together as a family.
Hailey's taped phone conversation with her mother...and her testimony at the trial helped put her mother behind bars for her father's murder.
<you don't want to accept that, that's like being stabbed in the heart you want to avoid that if you can and I would have loved that by questioning her prove that she was innocent and that would have been way better than prove she was not innocent then I have to accept the reality that she actually did this the pain that goes along with that on top of the pain that my dad is gone. >
You can check out our full story at 13WMAZ dot com.
Two men were injured this morning in Milledgeville after the driver fell asleep at the wheel.
State Trooper Alan Rhodes says the men were from out of town and heading to Milledgeville when the accident happened.
These pictures came from Jessie Etheridge...
You can see the top of car is pushed down because of how it landed...
Rhodes said the passenger had already fallen asleep... And when the driver did as well... The Ford Escape ran off the road and hit an embankment. That's when it overturned and landed in a private drive way.
The Trooper said no alcohol or drugs were involved-- and the only injuries were a few bumps and bruises...
Because both men were wearing their seat belt.
A national economics study shows Americans are getting slightly more money... But its mostly going into their gas tanks.
Judy Le has that story.
<I say around a week, I spend around $225 on gas>
<I would say a good estimate...$120>
Drivers are forking over the green for gasoline and they're definitely feeling the pinch.
<I travel a lot for my job from Atlanta to Florida. I fill up quite a bit. It takes up a big chunk of my paycheck>
According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis...Americans' personal income grew by just 0.1 percent from July to August.
<consumer spending would've basically flat lined if it hadn't been for high gas prices. At these gas pumps, I've seen people spend up to $50 on gas>
This kind of spending drives the economy...but it doesn't mean things are looking better.
<It does look like the economy is very sluggish. A lot of the staples people depend on - food, gas - those prices are higher than we'd like to see them.>
For city travelers...
<I usually don't pay much attention to how much it costs to be honest with you. Because if I do, I'll stay home>
<Yea it's a lot. It's a lot to me. We're struggling out here.>
this necessity is becoming burden but there are some shortcuts
<You can curtail your gas expenditures by carpooling, cutting down on your driving or buying a more fuel efficient car>
Judy Le 13wmaz eyewitness news
Right now the average cost for a gallon of gas in Macon sits at 3-52 a gallon...
It's continued to tick down over the last few weeks... it's one cent lower than yesterday... Almost 10 cents less than a week ago.... And compared to this time in August... It's down by nearly 20 cents.
The only bad news is it's up significantly from September of last year... When a gallon of gas cost 3-21.
In other national news... It's time for Carmageddon part two in Los Angeles.
A construction project on Interstate 405-- one of America's busiest freeways-- could cause severe traffic paralysis this weekend.
Last year,Los Angelinos expected such major delays form a similar closure, that they named the weekend shutdown "Carmageddon."
But carmageddon never came to pass-- traffic flowed rather smoothly because many motorists stayed home.
This year officials worry drivers may be expecting a repeat of that-- and the over-confidence may lead to the real carmageddon.
The 10-mile section of I-405 was closed Friday evening and will reopen Monday morning...
The Presidential candidates took a break from the campaign trail before their first debate next week.
But both sent their Vice Presidential candidates to battleground states Saturday stumping for votes.
Drew Levinson reports.
(--LOCATOR: COLUMBUS, OH --)
GOP Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan joined in the Ohio State football cheer ....
(--NATSOUND OHIO-- ) O H
.....spelling out one of the most crucial states in this campaign
Ryan used his stop in the battleground state to point the finger at the President for not improving the economy when Democrats controlled Congress.
(:17-:27)(--SOT: PAUL RYAN/(R) VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE--)
"WHAT WE GOT OUT OF THAT WAS MORE DEBT, MORE DEFICIT MORE PEOPLE STRUGGLING TO FIND WORK NO SOLUTIONS THAT ACTUALLY WORKED"
(--LOCATOR: FORT MYERS, FL--)
Vice President Joe Biden appealed to older voters in another battleground state --assuring Florida's seniors Medicare would be around for future generations.
(--SOT: BIDEN NO SUPER--)
"THE ACTION THE PRESIDENT TOOK HAS ACTUALLY STRENGTHENED THE MEDICARE TRUST FUND AND EXCEEDED ITS LIFE UP TO 2024"
Off the campaign trail , President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney are prepping for their first Debate.
In practice sessions Romney will get help from Ohio Senator Rob Portman who will play the role of the President.
President Obama will look to Massachusetts Senator John Kerry to stand in for Romney.
Behind in recent polls, some campaign watchers say Romney has more riding on the debates as well as more to gain than the President.
(SOT KATHLEEN HALL JAMIESON /University of Pennsylvania Anneberg Center --)
"THE CHALLENGER HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO ESTABLISH HE IS COMPETENT TO STAND UP AND HOLD HIS OWN AGAINST THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. A CHALLENGER WHO ACCOMPLISHES THAT, IN EFFECT, WINS THE FIRST DEBATE."
Wednesday's debate gives both candidates a chance to explain their plans for the health care and the economy.
The first of three Presidential debates is Wednesday at the University of Denver and will focus on domestic policy. The Vice Presidential candidates will have their turn on Oct. 11.
AT&T and the Communications Workers of America have failed to reach an employment agreement... for more than 22 thousand employees in nine southeastern states, including Georgia.
In August, the two sides outlined a three-year contract, but it had to be ratified by yesterday... But.. Negotiations failed.
According to AT&T, the deal included an 8 point 2 percent pay increase over three years and a health plan the company described as "robust."
Southeast region employees did approve smaller contracts for billing and utility operations.... Those deals cover about 400 workers.
In other news...Apple C-E-O Tim Cook apologized for glitches with the tech company's new program.
Apple Maps rolled out last week to millions of iPhones, iPads and other devices-- replacing Google Maps.
Users have complained some of the information on Apple Maps is off-target or incomplete.
Cook says Apple engineers will continue "working non-stop" on the issues.
In the meantime, he suggested alternatives including MapQuest, Microsoft's Bing-- and yes, even Google.
The FDA launched a new campaign Friday to get the word out about problems with online pharmacies.
Nearly one-in-four internet consumers has bought prescription medication online-- and the F-D-A say that's risky.
The medication could be fake, expired, or contaminated.
According to a nation-wide professional organization for pharmacists, less than 3-percent of online pharmacies follow state and federal laws.
The FDA says one indication you're dealing with a disreputable online pharmacy is the prices--- If they seem too good to be true, they probably are.
The city of Warner Robins is hoping to repeat the success of last year's International city festival
The 2nd International City Fall Festival brought more than five thousand people to commercial circle in downtown Warner Robins.
There were arts and crafts and games for the kids, but the main attraction was food and music from local vendors.
The city hopes the festival will attract new business and new customers.
<"Our downtown area, we are striving to expand. I do come downtown occasionally but it's very much off the beaten path for me">
<"Probably some more restaurants and different kind of shops like that to bring the people back to this side of town">
The money raised from booth rentals and sponsors from the festival will go to improve Commercial circle.
September is Men's Health Month-- medical professionals try to get the word out about screening and prevention tools for men.
Medical professionals in Macon did their part to get the word out today.
The Medical Center of Central Georgia put on its 9th annual men's health fair at Central Georgia technical college.
Organizers estimate around 250 people showed up for various screenings including blood pressure, cholesterol and cancer screenings.
The Medical Center of Central Georgia put on the event.
They also had seminars on issues like heart health, diabetes, and HIV-AIDS.
It's all aimed at arming men with the knowledge they need to head off common health disasters.
<they gave me some understanding of my health conditions my glucose, my blood pressure, my vision. It gives me furthur knowledge of what I need to be watching out for.
<When you know what the problems are then you can deal with them. >
<it's very important that all men come and get tested coz we never know>
The men's health fair is one of about four or five each year that target different segments of the population.
The health fair was free for the community.
That is the show for tonight... We'll see you back here at 7 for Weekend Mornin
But the news is always on at 13wmaz dot com.... Have a great night