Thursday, October 6, Eyewitness News at 11

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GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US..
I'M FRANK MALLOY..
AND I'M LEAH JOHNSON..THIS IS EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 11.

OUR TOP STORY... A 28-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN WEST MACON TONIGHT.
BIBB COUNTY CORONER LEON JONES SAYS STEVEN JACKSON OF MACON WAS SHOT AT THE CORNER OF ELL AND CHAPPELL STREETS AROUND 9-15 P-M.
JONES SAYS JACKSON WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD ON THE SCENE ABOUT HALF AN HOUR LATER.
JONES HAD NO FURTHER DETAILS ON THE SHOOTING.

WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL WENT INTO LOCKDOWN THIS MORNING... WHEN A GROUP OF STUDENTS FOUGHT IN THE CAFETERIA.
LATER... SOME ADULTS FOUGHT IN THE HIGH SCHOOL PARKING LOT... ND TWO OF THEM WERE ARRESTED.
THAT'S ACCORDING TO BIBB COUNTY SCHOOL SPOKESMAN CHRIS FLOORE.
FLOORE SAYS THE FIRST FIGHT HAPPENED ABOUT 7-15 AT THE SCHOOL LOCATED OFF HEATH ROAD.
HE SAYS ABOUT TEN GIRLS AND AT LEAST ONE BOY FOUGHT..
CAMPUS POLICE USED PEPPER SPRAY TO BREAK IT UP.
FLOORE SAYS THEY SENT THE STUDENTS HOME BUT A SECOND FIGHT BROKE OUT WHILE SOME OF THE TEENAGERS WERE WAITING FOR THEIR PARENTS IN THE PARKING LOT.
FLOORE SAYS TWO WOMEN PICKING UP STUDENTS GOT INVOLVED IN THAT FIGHT AND WERE ARRESTED.
CYNTHIA TOLBERT'S GRANDDAUGHTER GOES TO WESTSIDE... AND SHE SAYS THE TEEN WAS ONE OF THE TARGETS IN TODAY'S FIGHT.
TOLBERT SAYS HER DAUGHTER WENT TO SCHOOL OFFICIALS SEVERAL TIMES ABOUT BULLYING AT THE SCHOOL.
"People gettin killed. Other states and all that, that's I hear on the news. I don't want this to happen in Macon. Not to my grand child. Not to nobody else's child. That's why I'm making a stand, so it don't happen to nobody else child."
FLOORE SAYS THEY'RE REVIEWING SURVEILLANCE VIDEO TO FIGURE OUT WHAT LED UP TO TODAY'S FIGHTS.

ONE FAMILY CALLS A MACON POLICE OFFICER AN ANGEL... FOR HELPING SAVE THEM WHEN THEIR KITCHEN CAUGHT FIRE...
OFFICER APRIL JOHNSON SAYS SHE WAS ON PATROL TUESDAY AFTERNOON WHEN SHE SAW A WOMAN RUN OUT OF A HOUSE... YELLING FOR HELP.
JOHNSON SAYS WHEN SHE REALIZED THREE CHILDREN WERE INSIDE... SHE RAN IN AND BROUGHT THEM OUT TO SAFETY.
SHE SAYS SHE WAS JUST DOING HER JOB.. BUT THE FAMILY SAYS WITHOUT HER QUICK ACTION.. .THINGS COULD HAVE TURNED OUT MUCH WORSE.
Alisa Alexander, Homeowner: "It means the world to me because without her I don't know what I would have done because at the time I was panicking and it was a good thing to have an officer here right at that time you know before the fire could get out of hand like that."
THE FAMILY SAYS THE FIRE STARTED WHEN THEY WERE COOKING ON THE STOVE.

MACON POLICE TASED A WARNER ROBINS MAN AND ARRESTED HIM... AFTER A BIZARRE INCIDENT AT A STORE...AND A CHASE.
THAT'S ACCORDING TO MACON POLICE AND THE BIBB COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.
IT STARTED THIS MORNING WHEN 48 YEAR OLD SEAN SIEGLE ALLEGEDLY ENTERED A STORE ON ROMEISER ROAD OFF EISENHOWER PARKWAY...AND GRABBED A CLERK.
WHEN A FRIEND OF HIS TRIED TO STOP HIM....HE LEFT THE CLERK...GRABBED HER INSTEAD...AND PULLED HER INTO HIS PICKUP TRUCK.
A BIBB DEPUTY SPOTTED HIS TRUCK ON I-475 NORTH AND FOLLOWED HIM TO THE RACEWAY ON MERCER UNIVERSITY DRIVE.
BIBB COUNTY CHIEF DEPUTY DAVID DAVIS SAYS.. WHEN POLICE TRIED TO ARREST HIM...SIELGLE TRIED TO KICK THE WINDOW OUT OF A POLICE CAR.
HE SAYS THAT'S WHEN THEY TASED HIM.
MACON POLICE SAY SIEGLE FACES MULTIPLE CHARGES...INCLUDING ARMED ROBBERY....KIDNAPPING...AND DRIVING VIOLATIONS.

IN TWO MONTHS... BIBB COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES HAVE CUT METAL THEFT IN THE COUNTY BY 12 PERCENT.
THE REDUCTION CAME AFTER SHERIFF JERRY MODENA CREATED A FIVE-MEMBER METAL THEFT TASK FORCE IN LATE JULY.
IN THE TWO MONTH PERIOD... THE FORCE MADE 73 ARRESTS... NEARLY HALF OF THEM RELATED TO METAL THEFT.
MODENA SAYS AIR CONDITIONERS ARE THE MOST COMMON ITEM STOLEN FOR THEIR PARTS.
HE SAYS... A THIEF MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET AROUND 80 BUCKS FOR A PIECE OF SCRAP METAL FROM AN A-C UNIT... BUT IT WILL COST THE OWNER ABOUT 4 GRAND TO REPLACE THE UNIT..
Sheriff Jerry Modena, Bibb County: "Before we put it to work, we were being hit very strongly with people going out to houses that were being built, vacant houses, and things of that sort. And going in to the houses and almost just totally wrecking some of them. They were also taking air conditioning units from the outside."
MODENA SAYS THE 37 METAL THEFT RELATED ARRESTS RAN UP A TOTAL OF NEARLY 650 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGES.
HE RECCOMMENDS MAKING A NOTE OF THE SERIAL NUMBER ON YOUR A-C UNIT... AND GETTING A LOCK OR ALARM SYSTEM TO GUARD IT.

THE RIDES.. SHOPS AND FOOD VENDORS OPENED FOR BUSINESS TODAY AT THE GEORGIA NATIONAL FAIR IN PERRY.
PEOPLE STARTED FLOODING IN AT THREE THIS AFTERNOON.
BUT NOT EVERYONE AT THE FAIR GROUNDS ENJOYED A DAY OF FUN.
WE CAUGHT UP WITH SOME YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAD A DAY OF HARD WORK AHEAD OF THEM.
NATS: opening a bag of cheese

This 42 pound block of cheese gets prepped and ready for hungry fair patrons at the Hot Wisconsin Cheese Stand. It's one of the many food stands sprinkled throughout the Georgia National Fair in Perry.
Another part of the fair grounds holds a group of youngsters and their cattle.

NATS: Cow moos

13 year old Tanya Anderson and her 12 year old sister Janna prepare to take home ribbons in the fair's 4-H live stock competition.

SOT: It builds your confidence in front of people and it helps when you have togo in front of a big stage of people to talk to.

They say they compete throughout the year at various fairs with their cows Oreo and Betsy Jane who they say have unique personalities.

SOT: All he likes is women. He don't really like men cause, I don't know he's just wierd.... and she's ok with like anybody. She just likes to kick so...

The sisters made the three hour trip from Elberton with their parents to compete. Their neighbor 14 year old Luke Butler also showed up.

SOT: I just like going around places and meeting other people.

He's here with his steer Willie for the competition.

SOT: Comb, him, brush, him, wash him.

In between all the prep work that needs to be Janna took a quick break... It's about all the rest she'll get before the competion gets underway Friday. They're hoping to win big with all the work they've put in.
ALL LIVESTOCK TEAMS LOADED IN THEIR CATTLE TODAY.
TOMORROW THEY'LL GO TO COMPETITION WHERE JUDGES WILL LOOK FOR THINGS LIKE BONE STRUCTURE... MUSCLE TONE AND RIB DEPTH.
THE GEORGIA NATIONAL FAIR RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY... OCTOBER 16TH.

WE WANT TO SEE YOUR FAIR PHOTOS AND VIDEO.
YOU HAVE TWO OPTIONS FOR GETTING THEM TO US...
EMAIL THEM TO WHERE YOU LIVE AT 13WMAZ DOT COM...
OR YOU CAN UPLOAD THEM AT 13WMAZ DOT COM.
JUST LOOK FOR THE "VIDEO FROM YOU" LINK UNDER THE VIDEO TAB AT THE TOP OF THE HOMEPAGE.


<<OCTOBER'S HERE! FALL IS IN EFFECT! AND YOUR MIDDLE GEORGIA ENTERTAINMENT SCENE IS BUSTING AT THE SEAMS. WELCOME TO SCENE THIRTEEN, FOLKS. NOW CHECK OUT YOUR WEEKEND...

IT'S BAAAACCKKK! YOU KNOW, THE FUNNY THING ABOUT ANNUAL EVENTS - THEY HAPPEN EVERY YEAR! SO AFTER A YEAR OF ANTICIPATION, YOU CAN ALL GET YOUR MOTORS RUNNING AND HEAD OUT TO THE GEORGIA NATIONAL FAIRGROUNDS IN PERRY FOR...YOU GUESSED IT...THE GEORGIA NATIONAL FAIR - ANNUAL EDITION. THE RIDES, THE SHOWS, THE FOOD, THE ENTERTAINMENT...IT'S ALL THERE! ALL FOR YOU! ALL THE WAY TIL THE SIXTEENTH OF OCTOBER.

COUPLE OF AWESOME CONCERTS TAKE PLACE...THE FIRST OF WHICH IS THIS SATURDAY AND FEATURES BLAKE SHELTON WITH THE JANE DEER GIRLS OPENING. THE THING IS...TICKETS ARE ALMOST SOLD OUT. BEST THING TO DO IS CHECK ONLINE AT GEORGIA-NATIONAL-FAIR-DOT-COM AND...WELL, WISH YOU LUCK! ACTUALLY THE FAIR'S WEBSITE IS THE VERY BEST PLACE TO GO FOR ALLYOUR FANTASTICAL FAIR INFORMATION.

WE NOW DEPART FROM ADVENTURES AT THE FAIR TO HEAD INTO THE LAND OF FAIRY TALES...DISNEY STYLE! ACTUALLY, IT'S DISNEY LIVE! THREE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES! AND IT WALTZES INTO THE MACON CENTREPLEX THIS FRIDAY - SIX-THIRTY- FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY! HANG WITH YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY BUDS AND EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF CINDERELLA, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, AND, OF COURSE, SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS. THE KIDS WILL LOVE IT! GET YOURSELVES TO TICKET-MASTER-DOT-COM RIGHT NOW AND GRAB THOSE TICKETS.

ALRIGHT, I COVERED THE FAIR, FAIRY TALES, AND NOW...WE HEAD INTO DARKER WATERS. IT'S TIME FOR A BIT OF FEAR...

OKAY PEOPLE, 'TIS THE SEASON FOR HAUNTED HOUSES, RIGHT? WELL I GOTTA TELL YOU - THE BRAND NEW HALLS OF HAVOC IN LIZELLA? RIDICULOUSLY CREEPY! SUPER SCARY! JUST...EVERYTHING YOU'D EVER WANT IN A HAUNTED HOUSE TIMES TEN.

LET THE SCREAMS IGNITE! HALLS OF HAVOC OPENS THIS WEEKEND, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY STARTING AT EIGHT. GET DIRECTIONS AND ALL YOUR HAVOC INFO ONLINE AT HALLS-OF-HAVOC-DOT-COM.

NOW, HERE'S A QUICK RUNDOWN OF ALL THE FESTIVALS HAPPENING AROUND THE MIDSTATE THIS SATURDAY. SANDERSVILLE GETS A-ROCKIN WITH THE INTERNATIONAL KAOLIN FESTIVAL. THE DAY FULL OF ACTION BEGINS AT NINE A-M. THEN, IN DOWNTOWN WARRENTON - THAT'S UP NORTH A WAYS - GET DOWN WITH FIDDLES AND VITTLES AT THE...OH, IT'S THE FIDDLES AND VITTLES FESTIVAL! GET FIDDLIN' AND VITTLIN' - I JUST LIKE SAYING THAT - AT TEN O'CLOCK IN THE A-M. AND BRINGIN' IT BACK TO MIDDLE GEORGIA, FORT VALLEY HOSTS JAZZ IN THE VALLEY 'ROUND ABOUT AFTERNOON TIME. IT'S MUSIC, IT'S FUN, IT STARTS AT FOUR. AND YOU NEED TO BE THERE!

ALRIGHT, LET'S WRAP THE WEEKEND WITH A LITTLE SUNDAY BRUNCH ACTION. THE SECOND SUNDAY BRUNCH RETURNS TO THE ONE O'CLOCK HOUR IN WASHINGTON PARK IN DOWNTOWN MACON. BRING OUT THE FAMILY FOR PICNICIN', FUN IN THE OUTDOORS, AND MUSIC - THIS WEEK'S MELODIES PROVIDED BY FITZMAURICE WITH A GRAND OPENING BY THREE BUCKS SHY.

WELL, HELLO ENTERTAINMENT! THAT'S A WEEKEND FOR YOU! HAVE FUN! THE GOOD TIMES ARE BOUNTIFUL. CHECK YOU OUT NEXT WEEK...I'VE GOT TO GET TO THE FUNNIN'. THAT'S A WRAP...>>

IT MAY BE EARLY OCTOBER... BUT IT'S IDES OF MARCH AT THE MOVIE THEATER THIS WEEKEND.
LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT'S OPENING THIS WEEK.
FIRST UP... ROBOTICS MEETS BOXING IN THE ACTION FILM "REAL STEEL".
HUGH JACKMAN PLAYS CHARLIE... A DOWN ON HIS LUCK FORMER BOXER... WHO LOST HIS CHANCE TO BECOME A CHAMPION WHEN ROBOT BOXING CAME ON THE SCENE.
HE GETS A NEW CHANCE TO SHOW WHAT HE'S GOT... WHEN HE TEAMS UP WITH HIS ESTRANGED SON TO BUILD A TRAIN A WINNER.
"REAL STEEL" IS RATED PG-13.
AND IN "THE IDES OF MARCH"... POLITICS IS A DIRTY BUSINESS.
STEPHEN MYERS... PLAYED BY RYAN GOSLING... IS AN IDEALISTIC PRESS SECRETARY FOR A CHARISMATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE... PLAYED BY GEORGE CLOONEY.
MYERS IS APPROACHED BY THE OTHER SIDE... AND SOON FINDS HIMSELF IN THE MIDDLE OF A SCANDAL.
LEAVE THE KIDS AT HOME FOR THIS ONE... IT'S RATED R.
FOR MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS... VISIT THE SCENE 13 PAGE AT 13WMAZ DOT COM.

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FIRST... MEDITATE UNTIL YOU FIND THE WAY TO FACEBOOK DOT COM SLASH 13WMAZ.
WHEN YOU'RE THERE... LET YOUR HEART SHOW YOU THE WAY TO THE LIKE BUTTON.
THEN... YOU'LL KNOW WHAT TO DO.
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