Thursday, May 3, Eyewitness News at 11

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GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US..
I'M FRANK MALLOY..

BIBB COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT ROMAIN DALLEMAND DROPPED SOME SURPRISE NEWS TODAY:
HE'S PAYING FOR HIS FOUR-DAY TRIP TO BELGIUM HIMSELF....AFTER ALL.
LAST MONTH...SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAID DALLEMAND AND TWO ASSISTANTS WERE HEADED TO THE WORLD APPRECIATIVE INQURY CONFERENCE...AT A COST OF 3 THOUSAND DOLLARS APIECE.
AT A SCHOOL BOARD MEETING...SEVERAL PEOPLE CRITICIZED THE TRIP...THE TIMING...AND THE COST.
AND TODAY...DALLEMAND TOLD A MACON GROUP....HE PAID OUT OF HIS OWN POCKET BOARD MEMBER TOM HUDSON JOINS US NOW TO DISCUSS DALLEMAND'S STATEMENT.

THIS FALL... THREE BIBB COUNTY SCHOOLS WILL HOUSE BOTH REGULAR CLASSES... AND ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS FOR STUDENTS WITH BEHAVIOR AND DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS.
SCHOOL DISTRICT LEADERS SELECTED BARDEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL... BLOOMFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL... AND NORTH EAST HIGH SCHOOL TO HOUSE WHAT THEY CALL ALTERNATIVE LEARNING CENTERS.
DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT ED JUDIE SAYS THE TRADITIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE FACILITIES WILL HAVE SEPARATE ENTRANCES... SEPARATE BUS LOOPS... AND SEPARATE CLASSROOMS AND OTHER FACILITIES.
HE SAYS THE THREE SCHOOLS WERE PICKED BECAUSE THEY CAN EASILY HOLD SEPARATE PROGRAMS.
"Some of the buildings are almost abandoned, but are very operational with minimum renovation that's needed. What I mean by minimum renovation, I mean typically cost-efficient that can be done by internal resources."
JUDY ALSO ANNOUNCED THE DISTRICT IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO JOIN A TASKFORCE TO REVIEW DISCIPLINE POLICIES...
FOR EXAMPLE... JUDIE SAYS THEY COULD LOOK AT HOW KIDS ARE PLACED IN ALTERNATIVE LEARNING SCHOOLS.
HE SAYS THEY ARE WORKING ON A FAIR WAY TO SELECT THE TASKFORCE MEMBERS.
"i'm gonna work with my colleagues to see should we have a lotter piece on there in the selection because again I want a transparent process, there may be someone else besides me or my colleagues that actually go through that selection because I dont want anyone to infer that we picked people that are positive to ed judie's idea or doctor dallemand's idea or any of my other colleagues."
SO FAR...31 SCHOOL EMPLOYEES HAVE VOLUNTEERED FOR THE GROUP... BUT THE GOAL IS TO GET 50 PEOPLE WHO WILL BE SPLIT INTO TWO GROUPS.
HE SAYS THEY HOPE TO GET MORE PARENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS INVOLVED.
IF YOU'RE INTERESTED... YOU CAN CONTACT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AT 765 8711... AGAIN THAT NUMBER... 765 8711.

A HOUSTON COUNTY JUDGE GAVE A LIFE SENTENCE THIS MORNING...TO A WOMAN ACCUSED OF STARVING HER BABY TO DEATH.
KATELYN HECK SAT IN THE COURTROOM TODAY... AND HAS MORE DETAILS FROM THE INVESTIGATION.
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(NATS: i cant imagine, frankly, how you're standing where you are today)
SADE SHAMON KING PLEADED GUILTY TO MURDER AND CHILD ABUSE IN FRONT OF A HOUSTON COUNTY JUDGE THURSDAY MORNING.
PROSECUTORS SAY KING NEGLECTED AND ISOLATED HER 2-YEAR-OLD SON... D'SHAWN DAVIS FOR NEARLY A YEAR.
THEY SAY THE CHILD DID NOT RECEIVE MEDICAL ATTENTION FOR AT LEAST TEN MONTHS.
KING CLAIMS SHE DID NOT HAVE MONEY FOR FOOD... BUT STATE ATTORNEY DAN BIBLER SAYS INVESTIGATORS FOUND A STOCKED PANTRY AT HER HOME.
(NATS: its a horrendous and hateful crime)
KING CALLED 9-1-1 IN SEPTEMBER OF 2010...BECAUSE THE BABY HAD STOPPED BREATHING... WHEN CREWS FOUND HIM... THE BOY WEIGHED 12 POUNDS AND 6 OUNCES... PROSECUTOR DAN BIBLER SAYS THE TWO-YEAR-OLD'S WEIGHT WAS LIKE THAT OF AN AVERAGE TWO-MONTH OLD.
(SOT:when youre a parent, you have a tremendous responsibility, not just for the physical care of your child, but the emotional, the mental, intellectual care of your child. A child, you know, can only develop as well as it's cared for.)
JUDGE KATHERINE LUMSDEN SENTENCED KING TO LIFE... WITH POSSIBLE PAROLE FOR THE MURDER CHARGE... AND 20 YEARS IN PRISON FOR CHILD ABUSE.
THE CHILD'S FATHER... WILLIAM THOMAS DAVIS... IS SCHEDULED FOR TRIAL LATER THIS MONTH.
DEFENSE ATTORNEY NICK WHITE PLANS TO SUBPEONA KING AS A WITNESS.
HE SAYS KING TOLD INVESTIGATORS... DAVIS WORKED LONG HOURS AND DID NOT KNOW THE CHILD'S CONDITION.

KATELYN HECK
13WMAZ EYEWITNESS NEWS
>> JURY SELECTION FOR DAVIS' TRIAL BEGINS MAY 14th.
THE COUPLE ALSO HAD A FIVE-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER... WHITE SAYS THE GIRL NOW LIVES WITH HER GRANDMOTHER.

AN ARREST WARRANT SAYS A WEAVER MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER PUT HIS HAND INSIDE A STUDENT'S PANTS.
THE TEACHER...SAMUEL MCPHEE IS STILL IN THE BIBB COUNTY JAIL....CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT.
THE WARRANT SAYS THE ALLEGED ASSAULT HAPPENED APRIL 23RD DURING A MUSIC LESSON IN MCPHEE'S OFFICE.
IT SAYS 14-YEAR-OLD MALE STUDENT RAN FROM THE OFFICE AND TOLD ANOTHER TEACHER ABOUT THE ASSAULT.
MCPHEE WAS ARRESTED EIGHT DAYS LATER...AND IS BEING HELD ON 49 THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND.

IF YOU WANT TO GET THE "IN GOD WE TRUST" DECAL ON YOUR GEORGIA'S LICENSE PLATE... YOU'LL NO LONGER HAVE TO PAY AN EXTRA FEE.
GOVERNOR NATHAN DEAL SIGNED A BILL TODAY... ELIMINATING THE ONE-DOLLAR CHARGE.
THE NEW LAW ALSO SAYS DRIVERS DON'T HAVE TO SHOW A COUNTY DECAL.
THE CHANGE COMES AFTER GEORGIA HAD TO REDO A PUBLIC CONTEST LAST YEAR BECAUSE "IN GOD WE TRUST" APPEARED ON POSSIBLE DESIGNS WITHOUT MAKING IT CLEAR THE MOTTO WAS A STICKER AND NOT PERMANENT.
THE NEW LAW TAKES EFFECT JULY FIRST.

TWO WARNER ROBINS CITY EMPLOYEES ARE CHARGED WITH STEALING GAS FROM THE CITY.
ACCORDING TO POLICE SPOKESWOMAN TABITHA PUGH.. 47-YEAR-OLD KENNETH ALLEN.. A STREET-CREW SUPERVISOR.. AND 33-YEAR-OLD JASON LEON JONES ARE BOTH CHARGED WITH FIDUCIARY THEFT BY TAKING.
PUGH SAID THEY ARE ACCUSED OF TAKING ABOUT 7-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF GAS FROM CITY PUMPS... AND PUTTING IT IN THEIR PERSONAL VEHICLES.
THE CITY PUMPS REQUIRE ACCESS CARDS FOR USE.
CITY PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR JOE MUSSLEWHITE DECLINED COMMENT.. SAYING IT WAS A PERSONNEL MATTER.

AYE-AYE-AYE! CINCO DE MAYO'S ALMOST HERE, SO IN HONOR OF OUR NEIGHBORING COUNTRY'S AWESOME HOLIDAY - WE SHALL DO A BIT OF TRAVELING IN OUR SCENE THIRTEEN ADVENTURES THIS WEEK...

WE'LL START THE JOURNEY IN WARNER ROBINS WITH A BIT OF THEATRE. THE WARNER ROBINS LITTLE THEATRE PRESENTS BLACK JACK JUSTICE! NOW THE STORY'S COOL - THE ACTORS ARE AWESOME, BUT HERE'S THE REALLY COOL THING - THIS WEEKEND IS DONATE WHAT IT'S WORTH WEEKEND. SO YOU COME AND WATCH THE SHOW AND THEN DONATE WHATEVER YOU THINK IT'S WORTH WHEN YOU LEAVE. AND I GOTTA TELL YOU - IT'S GONNA BE GOOD! CHECK OUT THE DETAILS AT W-R-L-T-DOT-ORG. THE SHOW RUNS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT EIGHT - SUNDAY AT TWO.

NOW LET'S TRAVEL DOWN THE ROAD A BIT TO PERRY, WHERE ANOTHER COMMUNITY THEATRE GROUP IS PUTTING ON A SPECTACULAR SHOW! THE PERRY PLAYERS PRESENT NEIL SIMON'S "THE ODD COUPLE." WHEN THE FELIX GETS BOOTED BY HIS WIFE, HE BUNKS WITH HIS BUD - AND POLAR OPPOSITE - OSCAR. HIJINKS AND FARCICAL FUNNIES ENSUE IN THIS HILARIOUS SHOW...WHICH OPENS FRIDAY NIGHT AT SEVEN-THIRTY. PERRY-PLAYERS-DOT-ORG IS THE PLACE TO GO FOR SHOW INFORMATION.

BYRON'S GETTING IN ON THE CINCO DE MAYO ACTION WITH THE ANNUAL BATTLE OF BYRON FESTIVAL! IT'S A FULL DAY OF FESTIVAL FUN AT NORTH PEACH PARK - YOU'VE GOT ARTS AND CRAFTS, BED RACES, A HUGE CAR SHOW, KIDS ACTIVITIES...AND, OF COURSE, AMAZING LIVE MUSIC PROVIDE BY THE EVER-AWESOME BIG DADDY AND COMPANY! SO MUCH TO DO...AND YOU CAN DO IT ALL BETWEEN NINE IN THE MORNING AND SEVEN AT NIGHT. BATTLE-OF-BYRON-DOT-COM HAS THE INFO YOU NEED TO MAKE I THAPPEN!

LET'S ROCK ON BACK TO PERRY FOR ANOTHER FESTIVAL OF EPIC PROPORTIONS. IT'S TIME FOR RONALD PALOOZA! HEAD TO THE GEORGIA NATIONAL FAIRGROUNDS FOR FAMILY FUN TO THE EXTREME. BURNS AND POE HEADLING THE MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE DAY AND THEY'LL BE JOINED BY JENNY JENTRY, TWO-FINGER-JESTER...JUST TO NAME A FEW! PLUS THERE'LL BE CLOWNS, A TRAIN RIDE, INFLATABLES, FOOD...THE LIST JUST GOES ON AND ON. TELL YOU WHAT - GET TO RONALD-PALOOZA-DOT-COM AND YOU CAN FIND OUT ALL ABOUT IT! THE GOOD TIMES HAPPEN SATURDAY STARTING AT TEN O'CLOCK IN THE A-M.

AND WE'LL WRAP THINGS UP IN BYRON, WHERE NEXT THURSDAY BYRON BAPTIST CHURCH IS PUTTING ON ONE HUMDINGER OF A CONCERT! THE EIGHTH ANNUAL INSPIRATIONS CONCERT IS COMING TO TOWN. THIS BAND HAS BEEN PERFORMING GOOD 'OL SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC FOR FORTY-EIGHT YEARS! FORTY-EIGHT YEARS, FOLKS! NEXT THURSDAY, THEY'LL BE PERFORMING JUST FOR YOU RIGHT HERE IN CENTRAL GEORGIA. DOORS OPEN AT SIX AND THE SANGIN' COMMENCES AT SEVEN. BE THERE!

THE WEEKEND IS UPON YOU - GET OUT AND EXPERIENCE THE EXCITEMENT OF CENTRAL GEORGIA! PLENTY OF GOOD TIMES TO BE HAD! AND NOW, MY FRIENDS, I BID YOU ADIOS. THAT'S A WRAP...

AND IF YOU'RE SPENDING TIME AT THE MOVIES THIS WEEKEND... YOU MIGHT HAVE PLENTY OF COMPANY FROM COMIC BOOK FANS.
THIS WEEK'S NEW OFFERINGS INCLUDE A MOVIE COMIC-LOVERS HAVE BEEN AWAITING FOR A WHILE... AND A COMEDY-DRAMA FEATURING ACCOMODATIONS THAT AREN'T QUITE... AS ADVERTISED.
I'm bringing the party to you.
MARVEL COMICS COME TO LIFE AGAIN IN THE AVENGERS.
SAMUEL L. JACKSON IS NICK FURY... THE HEAD OF AN INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING AGENCY.
A DARK THREAT TO THE PLANET LEADS HIM TO PUT TOGETHER A TEAM OF SUPERHEROES... BUT WILL THEIR COMBINED FORCES BE ENOUGH?
WITH AN ALL-STAR CAST INCLUDING ROBERT DOWNEY JUNIOR AS IRON MAN AND SCARLETT JOHANSSON AS BLACK WIDOW.. "THE AVENGERS" IS RATED PG-13.
Welcome to the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
AND SEVEN STRANGERS ARE IN FOR A CULTURAL CRASH COURSE.
IN "THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL"... AN ALLURING ADVERTISEMENT LEADS THE BRITISH RETIREES TO TRAVEL TO INDIA TO SPEND THEIR TWILIGHT YEARS.
THEIR ACCOMMODATIONS ARE NOT AS THEY HAD IMAGINED..
BUT IT JUST MIGHT BE WHAT THEY NEED.
WITH MAGGIE SMITH AND JUDI DENCH.. "THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL" IS RATED PG-13.

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