Sunday, March 18, Eyewitness News at 11

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GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US... I'M CANDACE ADORKA.
THIS IS EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 11.

A WARNER ROBINS MAN FACES A FELONY MURDER CHARGE... IN THE DEATH OF A 27-YEAR-OLD BONAIRE WOMAN.
A POLICE NEWS RELEASE SAYS OFFICERS FOUND JESSICA WOLFE AROUND 2-30 SUNDAY MORNING IN A HOUSE ON THE 100 BLOCK OF LEDFORD WAY.
THE RELEASE SAYS WOLFE HAD A GUNSHOT WOUND TO THE UPPER TORSO... SHE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD ON THE SCENE.
POLICE ARRESTED 28--YEAR OLD RUSSELL HOLT AND CHARGED HIM WITH FELONY MURDER.
HOLT WAS TAKEN TO THE HOUSTON COUNTY JAIL.
POLICE SAY AN AUTOPSY IS SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW.

VOTERS IN PUERTO RICO HEADED TO THE POLLS TODAY... AND AN ELECTION OFFICIAL THERE TELLS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THAT MITT ROMNEY IS THE WINNER.
BUT WITH HALF THE STATES YET TO WEIGH IN ON THE CONTEST... THE QUESTION IS LOOMING --- COULD THE REPUBLICANS HEAD INTO THEIR CONVENTION WITH NO CLEAR NOMINEE?
INES FERRER HAS MORE.
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MITT ROMNEY SCORED A WIN IN SUNDAY'S PUERTO RICO PRIMARY .

BUT HE WAS ALREADY CAMPAIGNING IN ILLINOIS - SITE OF TUESDAY'S CONTEST.

((SOT)) Romney PIPE 1 12:26:12

"It's time to put in place an economic heavyweight and I am and I'll get he job done."

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HE COMPARED HIS CHIEF RIVAL - RICK SANTORUM - TO PRESIDENT OBAMA.

((SOT)) Romney PIPE 1 12:28:08

"Senator Santorum has the same economic lightweight background the President has."

(NATS- clapping)

((NARR-3)) Bossier City, LA

SANTORUM WAS IN CHURCH IN LOUISIANA - SHARING PERSONAL STORIES WITH THE CONGREGATION.

((sot) Richard Paul/Supports Santorum

"I felt like he spoke from his heart today, and it was really good. He's my man."

 

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ROMNEY STILL HAS A BIG LEAD IN THE DELEGATE COUNT.

HE HAS ABOUT TWICE AS MANY AS SANTORUM BUT LESS THAN HALF THE NUMBER NEEDED TO WIN THE NOMINATION.

SANTORUM SAYS THOSE NUMBERS SHOW ROMNEY'S WEAKNESS .

((SOT)) SANTORUM/ABC THIS WEEK PIPE 2 10:03:31

"Look, this is a primary process where somebody had a huge advantage, huge money advantage, huge advantage of establishment support, and he hasn't been able to close the deal and even come close to closing the deal."

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BUT THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CHAIRMAN SAYS THE GOP WILL HAVE A NOMINEE BEFORE THE CONVENTION.

((sot) Reince Priebus pipe 3 FACE THE NATION 10:41:47

"We're only at half time. I think that this process is going to play itself out. We will have a nominee, I think, fairly soon, one, two months away."

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AND AS ROMNEY AND SANTORUM SPENT SUNDAY BATTLING FOR DELEGATES - NEWT GINGRICH WAS IN WASHINGTON DC WITH HIS WIFE - STROLLING AMONG THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS .
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CONGRESSMAN RON PAUL DID NOT HAVE ANY CAMPAIGN EVENTS SUNDAY.
ACCORDING TO THE A-P... ROMNEY LEADS THE OVERALL RACE WITH 501 DELEGATES... SANTORUM IS IN SECOND WITH 253.
GINGRICH HAS 136 AND PAUL TRAILS WITH 50.
THOSE ARE THE LATEST DELAGTE COUNTS AFTER OFFICIALS FINALIZED THE RESULTS FROM CONTESTS THAT HAPPENED EARLIER THIS MONTH.
MITT ROMNEY ADDED 6 DELEGATES AND NEWT GINGRICH 5.... BOTH FROM GEORGIA'S PRIMARY ON MARCH 6TH.

 

AN INVESTIGATION BY THE A-J-C SHOWS THE STATE PAID AT LEAST 355 MILLION DOLLARS IN AID TO DAY CARES THAT FAILED TO MEET STANDARDS FOR CHILD CARE.
THE INVESTIGATION COVERED A SPAN OF FOURS YEARS.
IT SHOWS THAT NEARLY 1 OUT OF EVERY 5 DOLLARS GIVEN OUT BY THE STATE... WENT TO DAY CARE CENTERS THAT FELL SHORT ON HEALTH AND SAFETY.
STATE OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE OVERHAULING HOW THEY SANCTION NON-COMPLIANT CENTERS.. INCLUDING CONSIDERING AUTOMATIC PROBATION FOR THOSE THEY DON'T MEET STANDARDS.

 

A HUNDRED YEARS AFTER JAPAN GAVE MACON AND OTHER CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES THEIR FIRST CHERRY BLOSSOM TREES... THEY ADDED SOME MORE.
NATS :02
SEVERAL CITY AND STATE OFFICIALS GATHERED IN CHERRY STREET PLAZA IN MACON TODAY... TO RECIEVE 20 BABY TREES FROM THE JAPANESE EMBASY BASED IN ATLANTA.
TODAY'S GIFT COMMEMORATES THE GESTURE 100 YEARS AGO WHEN JAPAN GAVE 36 U-S CITIES... INCLUDING MACON... 3-THOUSAND CHERRY BLOSSOM TREES.
THE CONSUL GENERAL OF JAPAN... TAKUJI (TAH-KOO-JEE) HANATANI (HAHN-A-TAHNEE) SAYS GIVING THE NATIONAL FLOWER OF JAPAN IS SYMBOLIC.
Consul General of Japan Takuji Hanatani: "Giving the cherry trees from Japan to Macon signifies the strengthening of the friendship between our country and Macon."
THE BLOSSOMS WILL STAY IN THE PLAZA BETWEEN THE SPORTS HALL OF FAME AND THE TUBMAN AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM'S NEW BUILDING UNTIL CONSTRUCTION IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA IS COMPLETE.

 

THE THIRD DAY OF THE MACON CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL HAS BEEN PACKED WITH ACTIVITIES.
FIRST... PEOPLE CAME OUT TO DOWNTOWN MACON... FOR THE ANNUAL CHERRY BLOSSOM PARADE.
I-DREAM-OF-JEANIE'S BARBARA EDEN SERVED AS THE GRAND MARSHALL FOR THE EVENT.
TO SEE MORE PICTURES... GO TO 13 WMAZ DOT COM AND LOOK FOR THE CHERRY BLOSSOM PARADE PHOTO GALLERY.
EVEN MAN'S BEST FRIEND... GOT IN ON THE PINKEST PARTY ON EARTH.
THIS WEEKEND... THE ATLANTA DOG AND DISC CLUB PUT ON A SHOW.
NATS :02
SEVERAL CANINES COMPETED IN THE DIXIE DISC DOG CHAMPIONSHIPS YESTERDAY... BUT TODAY... IT WAS ALL ABOUT WORKING THE CROWD.
MANY OF THE TALENTED PUPS WERE RESCUED FROM SHELTERS... NOW THEY COMPETE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.
TODAY... THEIR OWNERS GAVE FREE TRAINING TIPS.
Melissa Heeter, Event Coordinator Greater Atlanta Dog and Disc Club: "Toss and fetch is as simple as a couple of minutes teaching the dog how to get it, bring it, drop it, or it may take a couple of weeks but most importantly keep your training sessions short and fun and always trade the dog for another item."
IF YOU MISSED THE DISC DOGS AT THE FESTIVAL.. YOU MAY BE ABLE TO CATCH THEM AT ANOTHER EVENT.
FIND OUT WHERE ON OUR WEBSITE AT 13 WMAZ DOT COM.

 

 

THE CHERRY BLOSSOM FUN CONTINUES THROUGH NEXT WEEK.
TOMORROW BETWEEN 11 A-M AND NOON... YOU CAN GET FREE CHERRY BLOSSOM CUPCAKES AT AMANDA'S CAKERY.
AFTER THAT YOU CAN HEAD DOWN TO THIRD STREET PARK.. FOR SOME FREE ICE CREAM.
TOMORROW NIGHT.. AT CENTRAL CITY PARK.. YOU CAN LISTEN THE SOUNDS OF BIG MIKE AND THE BOOTY PAPAS.
THEY'LL HIT THE STAGE AT 6.. AND WRAP UP AROUND 9.
THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE CHERRY BLOSSOM EVENTS HAPPENING TOMORROW.
WE HAVE A FULL LISTING OF THEM ALL ON OUR WEBSITE.... 13 WMAZ DOT COM.
JUST SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE TO OUR "CHECK IT OUT" SECTION.
CLICK ON THE FESTIVAL RESOURCE GUIDE LINK.
YOU'LL FIND CHERRY BLOSSOM EVENTS...STORIES.. AND VIDEO.

 

 

A 13-YEAR-OLD DEKALB COUNTY GIRL WILL REPRESENT GEORIGA IN THE SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE CHAMPIONSHIP.
SIMOLA NAYAK BEAT OUT 20 COMPETITORS FROM ACROSS THE STATE.
HER WINNING WORD WAS TAUTOLOGUS... WHICH DESCRIBES THE NEEDLESS REPETITION OF AN IDEA... STATEMENT... OR A WORD.
IN ADDITION TO A FREE TRIP TO THE NATIONA BEE.... HELD IN WASHINGTON D-C... NAYAK TOOK HOME 1 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CASH.. AND THE KINDLE ELECTRONIC READER.
THE NATIONAL BEE IS MAY 27 THROUGH JUNE 1ST.

 

FAMILY AND FRIENDS WELCOMED THEIR SOLDIERS HOME WITH A CEREMONY AT MACON STATE TODAY.
THE THREE HUNDRED-FIFTY SECOND COMBAT SUSTAINMENT SUPPORT BATALLION RETURNED HOME IN DECEMBER.
NATS :02
THE CELEBRATION STARTED WITH THE NATIONAL ANTHEM... AND MEMBERS OF THE BATALLION PRESENTED THE COLORS.
STUDENTS FROM SKYVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOWED THEIR APPRECIATION WITH A FEW TUNES.
AZZIE WILLIAMS SAYS SHE WAS NERVOUS WHILE HER HUSBAND... STAFF SERGEANT GARY WILLIAMS.... WAS IN IRAQ.
SHE SAYS SHE'S GLAD HE'S HOME... BECAUSE BEING A MILITARY WIFE ISN'T EASY.
Azzie Williams, Wife : "A lot of patience and perserverance and motivation to just get through each day because sometimes you don't have any support but you just have to rely on God and my neighbors helped me a lot during the deployment."
WILLIAMS SAYS IT'S A BIG DEAL TO HAVE YOUR LOVED ONE BACK... AND EVERY MEMBER OF THE MILITARY SHOULD HAVE A WELCOME HOME PARTY.

 

 

EVERYDAY... YOU TRUST THAT THE THINGS YOU BRING INTO YOUR HOME ARE SAFE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. BUT WHEN THOSE PRODUCTS DON'T WORK THE WAY THEY SHOULD... THE COMPANY ISSUES A RECALL TO PROTECT YOU.
FIRST... GUIDECRAFT IS RECALLING THEIR 4-IN-ONE PLAY THEATER TOYS
THEY SAY THE SETS CAN TIP OVER UNEXPECTEDLY DURING PLAY AND TRAP YOUNG CHILDREN.
ONE CHILD REPORTEDLY SUFFERED MINOR CUTS AND BRUISES AS A RESULT.
THE SETS WERE SOLD BY VARIOUS INTERNET RETAILERS AND CATALOGUES FROM JULY 2010 THROUGH APRIL 2011 FOR ABOUT 180 DOLLARS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION... YOU CAN CALL GUIDECRAFT AT (888) 824-1308.
UMBRO U-S-A IS RECALLING ITS BOYS' OUTERWEAR JACKETS WITH DRAWSTRINGS.
THE JACKETS HAVE A DRAWSTRING AT THE WAIST WITH A TOGGLE WHICH CAN GET CAUGHT IN SMALL SPACES OR DOORWAYS.
NO INJURIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED.
THE JACKETS WERE SOLD EXCLUSIVELY AT ROSS STORES FROM APRIL LAST YEAR TO JANUARY FOR ABOUT 8 DOLLARS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION... YOU CAN CALL UMBRO AT (866) 217-6800
LENOVO IS RECALLING ITS THINKCENTRE DESKTOP M-70-Z AND M-90-Z COMPUTERS.
A DEFECT IN THE COMPUTER'S POWER SUPPLY MAY CAUSE THEM TO OVERHEAT AND CAUSE A FIRE.
LENOVO HAS REICEVED REPORTS OF ONE FIRE AND ONE SMOKE INCIDENT.
THE COMPUTERS WERE SOLD BY LENOVO FROM MAY 2010 TO JANUARY THIS YEAR FOR 500 TO 800 DOLLARS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION... YOU CAN CALL LENOVO AT (855)248-2194
THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S RECALL WRAP... FOR MORE INFORMATION ON RECALLED PRODUCTS... VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT 13 WMAZ DOT COM.
CLICK ON THE FEATURES DROPDOWN MENU... THEN SELECT RECALLS.

 

 

BIG NUMBERS AT THE BOX OFFICE THIS WEEKEND... THERE ONLY BEING ONE NEW RELEASE.
THE DISNEY ACTION FLICK.. JOHN CARTER.. CAME IN AT NUMBER 3.
THE MOVIE TOOK IN JUST 13 POINT 5 MILLION BUCKS IN ITS SECOND WEEK .
SO FAR OFFICIALS ARE CALLING THE MOVIE A DUD... IT COST REPORTEDLY 250 MILLION DOLLARS TO MAKE.
"DR. SEUSS' THE LORAX.... FELL TO THE NUMBER TWO SPOT.
THE MOVIE HAD BEEN THE TOP FLICK FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS.
THE ANIMATED HIT BROUGHT IN 22 POINT 8 MILLION.... RAISING ITS DOMESTIC TOTAL TO 158 POINT 4 MILLION DOLLARS.
AND COMING IT AT NUMBER ONE...WITH 35 MILLION DOLLARS... THE REMAKE OF THE 80'S T-V SHOW 21 JUMP STREET.
THE SONY ACTION COMEDY STARS JONAH HILL AND CHANNING TATUM.
THE TWO PLAY COPS WHO GO UNDERCOVER AS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO TAKE DOWN A DRUG RING.
FOR MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS... GO TO OUR SCENE 13 PAGE AT 13 WMAZ DOT COM.

 

 

THEY'VE COME A LONG WAY FROM THE TOXIC OOZE-INFESTED SEWERS.
AND NOW, THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES HAVE HELPED THE MALL OF AMERICA SECURE A NEW WORLD RECORD.
YESTERDAY... THE MALL OF AMERICA AND NICKELODEON UNIVERSE.. ATTEMPTED TO BREAK THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR THE LARGEST GATHERING OF NINJA TURTLES.
A REPRESENTATIVE FROM GUINNESS CONFIRMED THERE WERE EIGHT HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SIX NINJA TURTLES THERE.. BEATING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF ABOUT SEVEN HUNDRED.
THE RECORD-BREAKING EVENT WAS HELD TO CELEBRATE THE GRAND OPENING OF THE MALL'S NEW RIDE CALLED SHELL SHOCK.

WE'RE SHARING YOUR PICTURES FROM THE 13-W-M-A-Z DOT COM GALLERIES.
THESE ARE FROM THE GALLERY
THIS IS A PHOTO OF LUCY AT THE BEACH, ENJOYING WATCHING THE SEAGULLS FLYING BY.
AND HERE'S A PHOTO OF SMITTY COOLING OFF BY TAKING A SWIM.
SEND US YOUR PHOTOS...LOOK FOR *PHOTO GALLERIES* IN THE MENU BAR ACROSS THE TOP OF OUR HOMEPAGE...

THANKS FOR JOINING US TONIGHT.
STAY UP TO DATE WITH YOUR LOCAL NEWS 24-7 ON 13WMAZ DOT COM.
WE'LL SEE YOU AT FIVE A-M FOR FIRST MORNIN'.
LAW CALL IS UP NEXT.

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