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I'M CANDACE ADORKA.... THIS IS EYEWITNESS NEWS AT SIX.
AMY AUBERT IS ON ASSIGNMENT.
MACON POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED THE MAN FOUND SHOT DEAD EARLY THIS MORNING AS 23-YEAR-OLD GABRIEL CONTRRERAS.
MACON POLICE SPOKESWOMAN... MELANIE HOFFMAN... SAYS OFFICERS FOUND CONTRRERAS' BODY JUST AFTER 4 A-M... OFF OF ALLIED INDUSTRIAL ROAD.
BIBB COUNTY CORONER LEON JONES SAYS CONTRRERAS DIED FROM MULTIPLE GUNSHOT WOUNDS... AND WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD ON THE SCENE.
HE SAYS AN AUTOPSY WILL BE PERFORMED ON TUESDAY TO DETERMINE THE EXACT NUMBER OF WOUNDS.
MAYOR ROBERT REICHERT TOLD 13WMAZ'S AMY AUBERT THAT HE'S BEEN TALKING WITH MACON POLICE... ABOUT THE SHOOTING.
Reichert: "We don't even know where the homicide occured. We know where the body was found, but as I understand it, it looks like the body was dumped there. As opposed to the killing happening there. Now, I don't know how they know that, but that's what I understand from the police."
HOFMANN SAYS POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR CONTRRERAS' 1999 GOLD DODGE STRATUS WITH LICENSE PLATE NUMBER B-Y-G-8-2-2-3.
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION YOU CAN CALL MACON REGIONAL CRIMESTOPPER AT 1-877-68-CRIME... 1-877-68-CRIME.
MACON CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS AND MAYORAL STAFF GATHERED AGAIN FOR DAY TWO OF THEIR RETREAT IN ATHENS.
THE GROUP STARTED THE MEETING BY TALKING ABOUT COMMUNICATION... AN ISSUE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL STAFF AGREED YESTERDAY WAS A... QUOTE... SKUNK IN THE ROOM.
COUNCIL AGREED TO HAVE THE C-A-O... WHO ALL DEPARTMENT HEADS CURRENTLY REPORT TO... AS THE MAIN POINT OF CONTACT.
FRANK THOMPSON ALSO SUGGESTED THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL PRESIDENT JAMES TIMLEY MEET ONCE A WEEK... TO KEEP EACH OTHER UP TO DATE.
SEVERAL COUNCIL MEMBERS ALSO BROUGHT UP A DIVISION WITHIN COUNCIL.
SOME CALL IT THE... QUOTE... MIGHTY 8 VERSUS THE MAGNIFICENT 7.
THE MIGHTY 8 WAS DESCRIBED AS A GROUP THAT ROUTINELY VOTES ON THE SIDE OF THE MAYOR.
COUNCILWOMAN ELAINE LUCAS TOLD 13WMAZ'S AMY AUBERT THAT SHE FEELS THE SELECT 8 ARE ALSO GETTING INFORMATION BEFORE OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS.
MAYOR REICHERT DISAGREES... AND SAYS HIS ADMINSTRATION IS TRYING TO BE OPEN AND TRANSPARENT.
Reichert: "I'm looking to move from the mighty 8 to the towering 10, to the group of 12 and eventually to have uniaminity on council as we move forward."
Amy: "How do you hope to do that?"
Reichert: "Logic. We hope to convince them that we're not trying to be nefarious we're not trying to accomplish ill-will."
THE GROUP ALSO DISCUSSED UPCOMING SPLOST PLANS.
THEY BROKE THE 14 PROJECTS INTO THREE SEPERATE TIERS... WITH THE MOST IMPORTANT ONES FIRST.
THE TIERS ARE UNOFFICIAL... BUT MAYOR REICHERT SAYS EVERYONE HOPES TO START SPLOST PLANNING AT THE FIRST MEETING IN FEBRUARY.
AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE ARE DEAD AND SEVERAL MISSING AFTER AN ITALIAN CRUISE SHIP RAN AGROUND NEAR THE COAST OF TUSCANY.
AS ANNA MATRANGA REPORTS... AN ITALIAN NEWS AGENCY SAYS POLICE ARE QUESTIONING THE CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WENT WRONG AS CREWS CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR VICTIMS.
A luxury cruise liner is floating on its side off the coast of Italy as rescue crews search the water for victims
The Costa Concordia started to tip over Friday night after it ran aground in shallow water near the Tuscan island of Giglio.
The impact ripped a 160-foot gash in its hull.
(SOT WOMAN FROM MIAMI FLORIDA satu085 :17-:24 EVN)
"ALL OF A SUDDEN EVERYTHING SHIFTED ON THE SHIP, FELL OFF OF OUR TABLE AT DINNER AND THEY SAID EVERYTHING WAS FINE, OBVIOUSLY IT'S NOT FINE."
Survivors say moments after the crash everything was disorganized.
(SOT satu059 :44)
"EVERYBODY WAS JUST SCREAMING OUT THE PASSENGERS WERE RUNNING UP AND DOWN"
Passengers say the crew waited so long that lifeboats couldn't be lowered because the ship had rolled over too far.
Some of the people who got off the ship alive say they had to fight for lifevests, crawl uphill through the hallways or jump overboard.
(SOT LAWRENCE DAVIES/PASSENGER FROM SOUTH AFRICA)
"I KEPT LOOKING AT THE BOAT, IT WAS COMING (DOWN) SO I WANTED TO MAKE SURE I COULD GET FURTHER AWAY, SO THAT IF IT COMES IT DOESN'T TRAP US. AND I GOT ON MY BACK AND I SAID TO MY WIFE "KICK, KICK, KICK, SWIM."
Saturday morning ferries brought survivors to Porto San Stefano where they got warm drinks and blankets.
(NATS) RESCUE BOATS
Rescue crews climbed on board the damaged cruise liner to make sure all passengers and crew members were off.
And, Divers searched the submereged part of the ship for victims.
Officials say there are still people missing and they will continue their search until everyone is accounted for.
INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY CAN'T SAY EXACTLY HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE MISSING BUT ESTIMATE THE NUMBER IS AT ABOUT 40.
MORE THAN 42-HUNDRED PEOPLE... INCLUDING 126 AMERICANS... WERE ON BOARD THE COSTA CONCORDIA FOR A CRUISE ACROSS THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA.
THIS MORNING... HUNDREDS POUNDED THE PAVEMENT... AND THE TARMAC... TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE MUSEUM OF AVIATION IN WARNER ROBINS.
ORGANIZERS SAY MORE THAN 15-HUNDRED PEOPLE REGISTERED FOR THE 16TH ANNUAL EVENT WHICH INCLUDED A MARATHON... A HALF MARATHON... AND A 5-K RUN OR WALK.
PAT BARTNESS...PRESIDENT OF THE MUSEUM OF AVIATION FOUNDATION... SAYS THIS WAS THE BIGGEST TURN OUT IN THE HISTORY OF THE RACE.
HE SAYS IT'S GROWN MORE POPULAR EACH YEAR BECAUSE OF THE UNIQUE VENUE.
Pat Bartness, President of the Museum Foundation.
"It's the only race of its kind I think where you can run across an active runway and see the airplanes and get on a base in a race like this. I think people think it's interesting, plus the course is fairly flat and pretty fast."
BARTNESS ESTIMATES THEY RAISED ABOUT 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS.... HE SAYS ALL OF IT GOES TO EDUCATION AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION PROGRAMS AT THE MUSEUM.
THE WINTER PIG CLASSIC IS ALSO IN IT'S SIXTEENTH YEAR... IT SHOWCASES MARKET HOGS AT THE GEORGIA NATIONAL FAIR GROUNDS IN PERRY.
THIS MORNING... HUNDREDS OF FARMERS UNDER 21 DISPLAYED THEIR PIGS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN A PRIZE... THE GRAND CHAMPION GOT 15-HUNDRED DOLLARS.
MARTING BIUS... AN AGRICULTURE TEACHER FROM BAINBRIDGE GEORGIA...HELPED HOST THE EVENT.
HE SAYS WHEN THE SHOW STARTED IN 1996... THERE WERE ABOUT 200 ENTIRES.
THIS YEAR... HE SAYS THERE WERE MORE THAN A THOUSAND
Martin Bius, Agriculture Teacher
"The show has continued to grow and we've had great sponsorships for the show over the years and it's just a show that a lot of different people enjoy coming to because I guess we're flexible, we show by breeds."
BIUS SAYS THE WINTER PIG CLASSIC IS THE LAST BIG SHOW BEFORE THE GEORGIA JUNIOR LIVESTOCK EXPO IN FEBRUARY.
TWO HOUSTON COUNTY GROUPS BROUGHT PARENTS AND TEENS TOGETHER TODAY... TO TACKLE ISSUES IN TEENS' LIVES.
THE ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY...AND THEIR BROTHER FRATERNITY ALPHA PHI ALPHA... HOSTED THE SUMMIT AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN WARNER ROBINS.
AUSTIN LEWIS TALKED TO A FATHER AND DAUGHTER ABOUT WHAT THE EVENT MEANT TO THEM.
PARENTS AND TEENS LINED UP TO ATTEND THE HOUSTON COUNTY PARENT AND TEEN SUMMIT TO DISCUSS YOUNG ADULT ISSUES---
WHICH SOME PARENTS SAY ARE DIFFERENT FROM WHAT THEY FACED GROWING UP.
DeNorval Irving, Warner Robins: 2:14 we were confined to a very small footprint, where as now, in the digital age, you have a much larger of a footprint. you can interact with people on the other side of the world, 2:28
ALEXIS IRVING---A 13 YEAR OLD AT NORTH SIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL-- CAME TO LEARN MORE ABOUT COLLEGE---AND HOW TO DEAL WITH A COMMON TEEN PROBLEM---GOSSIPING.
Alexis Irving, Warner Robins: 0:11 2nd clip how to handle conflict since I have a lot of conflict and have seen a lot of drama I would like to learn more about how to handle conflict.
AND THAT'S ONE OF THE MANY WORKSHOPS TEENS AND PARENTS HEARD LECTURES ABOUT.
THE SUMMIT TOUCHED ON OTHER TOPICS LIKE THE IMPORTANCE OF STAYING IN SCHOOL---TEEN PREGNANCY--- AND TEEN DATING VIOLENCE.
SOME WORKSHOPS INCLUDED BOTH TEENS AND PARENTS---OTHERS WERE SEPARATE.
Valeria Drummond, Organizer, Parent & Teen Summit: 00:38 We wanted to have like a one-stop forum where we can house the parents and the students, to deal with some very relative issues.
ISSUES TEENS FACE---THAT SOMETIMES PARENTS DON'T HAVE CONTROL OVER.
DeNorval Irving, Warner Robins: 3:03 I can only interject when she is with me, when she is with her friends that's a different story.
Austin Lewis, Eyewitness News: Organizers tell me that they hope this summit will help build the lines of communication between parents and teens. Austin Lewis 13WMAZ Eyewitness News.
LAWYERS... DOCTORS... AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM A STATE ADVOCACY GROUP LED WORKSHOPS AT THE EVENT.
IT ALSO FEATURED A STEP SHOW.
AN INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH DOLPHINS IN THE FLORIDA KEYS PROVIDED A DIFFERENT KIND OF THERAPY FOR ABOUT 30 WOUNDED MILITARY VETERANS.
SOME SOLDIERS SWAM WITH THE DOLPHINS... OTHERS SHARED FLIPPER SHAKES AND LEARNED TRAINING TECHNIQUES TO ENCOURAGE THE ANIMALS TO EXECUTE VARIOUS BEHAVIORS.
ONE OF THE PARTICIPANTS WAS PARALYZED FROM THE WAIST DOWN AFTER BEING SHOT IN IRAQ IN 2006.
HE SAYS AT FIRST... HE WAS APPREHENSIVE ABOUT GETTING IN THE WATER WITH THE DOLPHINS.
Lance Corporal Michael DeLancey (Ret.)US Marine Corps
SOT - DeLancey: "A little nervous at first just cause I wouldn't know what I was getting into; touching it (the dolphin) and things like that, but they're very friendly, and I mean within a minute that went out the door."
THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT IS A NONPROFIT ORGAINZATION.
THEIR MISSION IS TO RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS AND SUPPORT SEVERELY INJURED MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY.
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