GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US..
I'M LEAH JOHNSON..
FRANK MALLOY HAS THE NIGHT OFF.
A FORMER WARNER ROBINS PROBATION OFFICER FACES MURDER CHARGES IN THE DEATH OF TWENTY-SEVEN YEAR OLD JESSICA WOLFE.
RUSSELL HOLT ATTENDED HIS FIRST COURT APPEARANCE TODAY IN A HOUSTON COUNTY COURTROOM.
BIBB COUNTY JUDGE TRIPP SELF HEARD THE CASE.
WARNER ROBINS CRIME INVESTIGATOR... MEREDITH EDWARDS SAYS THERE WERE SEVERAL TEXT MESSAGES SENT FROM JESSICA WOLFE'S PHONE RIGHT BEFORE HER DEATH INDICATING SHE WAS SCARED FOR HER LIFE.
SHE SAYS FURNITURE WAS BROKEN AND OVERTURNED IN HOLT'S HOUSE.
EDWARDS SAYS HOLT'S STORY OF AN INTRUDER DOESN'T MATCH UP... BECAUSE THERE WERE NO SIGNS OF AN INTRUSION AND THE MURDER WEAPON WAS A "DUTY WEAPON" ISSUED TO HOLT.
WOLFE DIED FROM A SINGLE GUN SHOT WOUND TO THE CHEST.
CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES LED TO A 20-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE FOR A WARNER ROBINS MAN.
(i'm very scared for him, i just dont want anything bad to happen to him.)
THE SON OF 53-YEAR-OLD ERNEST GREGORY ARTHUR TOOK THE STAND TO TALK ABOUT HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS FATHER BEFORE JUDGE GEORGE NUNN GAVE HIS RULING.
AFTER A TWO DAY TRIAL... JURORS TOOK LESS THAN 45 MINUTES TO CONVICT ARTHUR ON 8 COUNTS OF CHILD EXPLOITATION.
IN AUGUST 2009... INVESTIGATORS USED THE I-P ADDRESS TO TRACE CHILD PORN DOWNLOADED TO A COMPUTER AT ARTHUR'S HOME.
JURORS WATCHED 60 SECONDS OF THE VIDEOS FOUND ON HIS HARD DRIVE BEFORE MAKING THEIR DECISION.
the second you see the first couple seconds of it, it's really disgusting and if you just let someone back out on probation then theres a decent chance that if you have child pornography youre going to think that you can just go right back out and get probation again and have it on your computer as much as you want to.
Nick White, attorney 0:18, he's been found guilty of a crime, he denied it and he still denies it but the law is the law and when the jury comes back with guilty, sentencing's appropriate, and i think the judge gave an appropriate sentence.
ARTHUR HAS TO SERVE FIVE YEARS BEFORE BEING CONSIDERED FOR PAROLE.
HE MUST ALSO UNDERGO COUNSELING... PAY A THREE-THOUSAND DOLLAR FINE AND WILL BE ADDED TO THE STATE'S SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY.
HEIGHTENED TENSIONS FUELED BY FACEBOOK RUMORS LED RUTLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL TO RAISE ITS SECURITY LEVEL.
THAT'S ACCORDING TO BIBB COUNTY SCHOOLS' DIRECTOR OF RISK MANAGEMENT... DAVID GOWAN.
HE SAYS ISSUING A CODE YELLOW WAS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE.
GOWAN ALSO SAYS NO ONE FOUGHT AT RUTLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL YESTERDAY OR TODAY.
HE SAYS THEY INVESTIGATED... AND THE RUMORS STARTED WHEN A STUDENT CUT THE HOOD OFF A HOODED SWEATSHIRT... AND THREW IT IN THE TRASH.
David Gowan, Director of Risk Management: Another student picked the hoodie that was left out of the trash can and very briefly put it on their face and the teacher had the student immediately removed the hoodie, but that was the incident that occurred earlier this week that has contributed to the rumors in the community and the post on facebook.
GOWAN SAYS THE DISTRICT SENT LETTERS HOME ABOUT THE RUMORS AT RUTLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL.
PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN MACON BUT DON'T HAVE DENTAL INSURANCE... OR DON'T HAVE ENOUGH CAN SOON GET FREE DENTAL CARE.
(NAT 7 secs: you can look at that thing now and really get in here and find out what's going on)
IT'S PART OF 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKS RECEIVED FROM A U-S DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT GRANT.
THE MONEY WILL COVER ROUTINE TEETH CLEANINGS... EXTRACTIONS AND X-RAYS.
DENTIST BRENT DAVIS SAYS PREVENTATIVE DENTAL CARE MATTERS TO YOUR OVERALL HEALTH.
for some reason over the years, we've compartamentalized our moth and decidede it doesn't affect the rest of our body. that's not the case. wec an measure inflammatory protein in your bloodstream adn that can affect other areas of your mouth
TO FIND OUT IF YOU QUALIFY FOR THE PROGRAM... YOU CAN CALL COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKS AT 478-254-5228.
AGAIN... THAT'S 478-254-5228.
THE BIBB COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL OFFICIALLY OPEN ITS NEW WELCOME CENTER ON MONDAY.
THE 10-THOUSAND SQUARE-FOOT FACILITY OFF RIVERSIDE DRIVE USED TO BE A WAREHOUSE FOR SCHOOL FILES AND DOCUMENTS.
THE DISTRICT SPENT ABOUT TEN WEEKS AND MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS RENOVATING THE BUILDING INTO A ONE-STOP SHOP FOR BIBB COUNTY PARENTS.
IT OFFERS ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES... CENTRALIZED REGISTRATION... AND SPECIALISTS WHO CAN HELP PARENTS RESOLVE PROBLEMS OR QUESTIONS THEY MAY HAVE.
KRISTY GRAHAM... DISTRICT COORDINATOR OF PARENT TRAINING SAYS ITS MEANT TO GROW PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT.
"What we want is our parents and our volunteers to feel a part of the system and to feel a part of their child's education so with the welcome center, that's what we want to provide is that area where they can come in and they can be engaged and they can be a part of a child's education."
THE SUPERINTENDENT WILL HOLD A RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY ON MONDAY AT 10-30.
THE WELCOME CENTER WILL BE OPEN FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY... 7 A-M TO 7 P-M... AND THE SECOND AND FOURTH SATURDAY EACH MONTH.
A YEAR AGO TOMORROW... HAWKINSVILLE MARINE TONY MULLIS LOST HIS LEGS TO AN EXPLOSION IN AFGHANISTAN.
HE SPENT THE PAST YEAR LEARNING HOW TO WALK AGAIN... AND HE HAD A FELLOW STUDENT.
Tony Mullis, Hawkinsville: (58:00) "At first, he used to walk on his knees. I think he used to copy me, because I'd get on the floor and walk on my knubs. That's what it looked like at first."
MULLIS TOOK HIS FIRST STEPS ON A NEW SET OF LEGS WITH HIS SON CASON.
HE WAS BORN THE DAY BEFORE THE EXPLOSION.
TOMORROW ON EYEWITNESS NEWS AT SIX... LORRA LYNCH JONES WILL SHARE MULLIS' HEART WARMING STORY.
HE'LL TALK ABOUT HIS VIVID MEMORIES OF THE BLAST... THE STRUGGLE TO RECOVER... AND WHY HE'S CONFIDENT ABOUT HIS FAMILY'S FUTURE.
EASTER TIME IS HERE AGAIN, SO GRAB A BASKET, GRAB A FRIEND...AND HOP ON DOWN THE COTTON TRAIL, SCENE THIRTEEN'S GOTS LOT TO TELL! YOU! ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT THIS WEEKEND! YEAH, WE MAKE IT WORK...
ALRIGHT, IN THE REALM OF SIGNIFICANT EVENTS IT'S DEFINITELY EASTER WEEKEND...IT'S ALSO COMING UP ON ONE-HUNDRED YEARS SINCE THE FATEFUL SINKING OF THAT UNSINKABLE SHIP...AND THEATRE MACON'S GOT SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL LINED UP...
NOW THIS IS NOT THE FILM, PEOPLE - IT'S NOT THE JACK AND ROSE SHOW ...BUT THIS COMPLETELY AMAZING STAGE PRODUCTION IS ACTUALLY ABOUT REALLY REAL PEOPLE WHO WERE REALLY ON BOARD...
IT'S A GREAT STORY - THE HUGE CAST IS JUST PHENOMENAL - IT'S ONE OF THOSE SHOWS YOU REALLY DON'T WANT TO MISS... OPENING NIGHT IS THIS FRIDAY...CURTAIN'S AT EIGHT. BUT HEAD ONLINE TO THEATRE-MACON-DOT-COM TO SEE THE FULL SCHEDULE OR CALL 746-9485.
BUT THAT AIN'T THE ONLY THEATRE HAPPENIN' THIS WEEKEND!
MACON LITTLE THEATRE'S BRINGIN' A LITTLE BIT 'O OKLAHOMA TO CENTRAL GEORGIA!
YOU KNOW, IT'S THE LAND WHERE THE WIND COMES SWEEPING DOWN THE PLAIN! RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S VERY FIRST MUSICAL HITS THE STAGE. FROM COWBOYS AND STUBBORN GIRLS...TO AUNT ELLER AND A PERSIAN PEDDLER...THIS SHOW'S GOT THE EXCITEMENT AND HILARITY ALL WRAPPED UP.
YOUR VERY FIRST CHANCE TO SEE IT THIS WEEKEND IS FRIDAY EVENING 'ROUND ABOUT EIGHT. MACON-LITTLE-THEATRE-DOT-ORG'S GOT THE ENTIRE SCHEDULE FOR YOUR PERUSAL. MAKE RESERVATIONS NOW BY CALLING 471-PLAY.
ALRIGHT, SO REMEMBER ITS EASTER SUNDAY, RIGHT? WELL, EASTER'S JUST NOT EASTER WITHOUT THE ANNUAL BLUEBIRDS AND BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL AT DAUSET TRAILS. SO DAUSET TRAILS IS SET TO MAKE YOUR EASTER COMPLETE, BY PROVIDING YOU WITH SAID BLUEBIRDS AND BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL THIS SATURDAY! THE BLUEGRASSIN' KICKS OFF AT TEN A-M AND FEATURES THE GRASSVILLE BLUEGRASS BAND, PACKWAY HANDLE, AND J-R AND THE APOSTLES OF BLUEGRASS. PLUS, THE GINORMOUS EASTER EGG HUNT STARTS AT ELEVEN A-M FOR KIDS UNDER TEN-YEARS-OLD. GET THERE EARLY FOR SOME GOOD HUNTIN'! GET ALL YOUR FESTIVAL INFO ONLINE NOW AT DAUSET-TRAILS-DOT-COM.
AND WRAPPIN' UP THE GOOD TIMES, HEY - DID YOU GUYS KNOW BASEBALL SEASON'S OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY? YES! IN COMMEMORATION, CELEBRATION AND ALL THAT OTHER GOOD STUFF, THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE PRESENTS DAMN YANKEES! SET IN THE 1950'S HEY-DAY OF BASEBALL, IT'S THE STORY OF ONE JOE BOYD - A MAN WHO SELLS HIS SOUL TO THE DEVIL TO LEAD HIS WASHINGTON SENATORS BASEBALL TEAM TO VICTORY OVER THOSE DARN YANKEES! BUT IN THE END, WELL...HOW 'BOUT YOU JUST GO CHECK IT OUT FOR YOURSELF. SHOWS ARE SATURDAY AND MONDAY AT SEVEN-THIRTY. GET THEE TO THE-GRAND-MACON-DOT-COM TO GETCHA TICKETS.
HERE'S WISHING YOU A BIG 'OL BASKET OF EASTER GOODNESS, CENTRAL GEORGIA! MAKE THIS WEEKEND A GOOD ONE...THAT'S A WRAP!
AND IF PART OF YOUR EASTER WEEKEND INCLUDES SOME DOWNTIME AT THE MOVIES... WE'VE GOT A COUPLE OF OPTIONS OPENING THIS WEEK FOR YOU.
REMEMBER THE LAUGHS YOU HAD COURTESY OF "AMERICAN PIE?"
WELL... THE NOTORIOUS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS IS BACK... AND THEY'RE ALL GROWN UP... SORT OF.
THE CREW RETURNS TO EAST GREAT FALLS IN "AMERICAN REUNION" FOR... WHAT ELSE... THEIR HIGH SCHOOL REUNION.
SOME ARE MARRIED... SOME HAVE KIDS... AND SOME HAVEN'T CHANGED MUCH.
YOU'LL WANT TO CALL THE SITTER FOR THIS ONE... "AMERICAN REUNION" IS RATED R.
AND ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED LOVE STORIES OF THE '90s IS BACK IN THEATERS... AND THIS TIME IT'S UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL.
"TITANTIC" WAS RE-RELEASED IN 3-D THIS WEEK TO COMMEMORATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SHIP'S SINKING.
THE FILM STARRING LEONARDO DICAPRIO AND KATE WINSLET WON THE ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE IN 1998...
IT'S RATED P-G 13.
TO KEEP AN EYE ON ENTERTAINMENT HEADLINES... JUST VISIT THE SCENE 13 PAGE AT 13WMAZ DOT COM.
13WMAZ'S FRANK MALLOY HAS BEEN MISSING FROM THE ANCHOR DESK TO BE WITH HIS SON NICK MALLOY WHO WAS IN A SERIOUS CAR ACCIDENT LAST WEEK.
NICK HAS BEEN IN INTENSIVE CARE AT THE MEDICAL CENTER OF CENTRAL GEORGIA EVER SINCE HIS ACCIDENT.
MANY OF YOU HAVE BEEN ASKING US ABOUT NICK'S RECOVERY.
WE TALKED WITH FRANK TONIGHT AND HE GAVE US AN UPDATE FROM THE HOSPITAL.
"Hello everybody, we certainly want to thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Nick is doing good, he's on the road to improvement. It's been a roller coaster ride, which is what the doctors told us, especially given the nature of his injuries. The first couple of days were really good, then we hit a little down trend, now we're on the upward trail. Doctors say the blood pressure looked good today and the infection appeared to be going away. They're optimistic that they may be able to take him off the ventilator maybe in the next couple of days. You never know, we're keeping our fingers crossed there. And we cannot thank everybody and I know Nick will be so appreciative when he's well enough to start reading all of the kind things people are saying. We cannot thank you enough and keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
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BUT FIRST... YOU MIGHT HAVE TO REVERSE THAT ORDER.
LAST NIGHT... WE SHOWED YOU THE CAR-SLASH-AIRPLANE DEBUTING AT THE NEW YORK AUTO SHOW... BUT WE DIDN'T GET TO SEE IF IT ACTUALLY FLEW.
HERE'S THE VIDEO OF ITS FIRST TIME IN THE AIR... NEAR A NEW YORK AIRPORT.
THE TWO-SEATER... CALLED "THE TRANSITION" GOT UP TO 14-HUNDRED FEET... AND FLEW FOR ABOUT EIGHT MINUTES.
THAT'S JUST THE FIRST OF SIX TESTING PHASES BEFORE THE COMPANY HOPES TO PUT THE NEW VEHICLE ON THE ROAD AND IN THE SKY.
OH... AND IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT PICKING UP A TRANSITION.... THE COMPANY SAYS IT'LL RUN YOU AN ESTIMATED 279 THOUSAND DOLLARS... BUT THEY HAVEN'T SET THE FINAL PRICE YET.