Sunday, June 3, Eyewitness News at 11

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

 

 

A PASSENGER PLANE CRASHED INTO A DENSELY POPULATED AREA OF NIGERIA ON SUNDAY... KILLING EVERYONE ON BOARD.
AS INES FERRE REPORTS... THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH REMAINS UNKNOWN SUNDAY NIGHT.
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NIGERIAN FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE STRUGGLED TO PUT OUT THE FLAMES AROUND A PLANE WRECKAGE THAT KILLED EVERYONE ON BOARD ON SUNDAY.

ALL 153 PASSENGERS DIED WHEN THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO A DENSLEY POPULATED AREA OF LAGOS.

ONE MILITARY OFFICIAL SAID THE FLIGHT'S PILOTS RADIOED TO THE CONTROL TOWER JUST BEFORE THE CRASH SAYING THE PLANE HAD ENGINE TROUBLE.

NIGERIA'S CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY SAYS THE DANA AIR FLIGHT WAS TRAVELLING FROM ABUJA TO LAGOS. IT APPEARED TO FALL ON ITS BELLY NEAR THE AIRPORT, CRASHING INTO A FURNITURE SHOP AND SOME RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS.

ONE WITNESS SAID
"My younger ones .. they were outside playing ball, and they were shouting to leave, to look up because the plane was about to land on top of my head so I had to tilt, we thought the plane was going to land...

SUNDAY NIGHT NIGERIAN AUTHORITIES WERE STILL DETERMINING HOW MANY MORE PEOPLE MAY HAVE DIED ON THE GROUND.
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THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA HAS DECLARED THREE DAYS OF NATIONAL MOURNING.

 

TURNING TO STATE NEWS... RESCUERS AT LAKE ALLATOONA CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR MAN LAST SEEN STUGGLING IN THE WATER. SEARCHERS PLANNED TO USED SONAR TO SEARCH FOR THE BODY OF 28-YEAR-OLD JAMES PRATER.
OFFICIALS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES SAY PRATER WAS IN A TUBE BEING PULLED BY A RENTAL SKI BOAT WHEN HE WENT UNDER.
ON-LOOKERS TRIED TO SAVE HIM BUT WERE UNSUCCESSFUL.

 

DROWNING IS THE SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF UNINTENTIONAL DEATH FOR KIDS BETWEEN THE AGES OF ONE AND FOUR YEARS OLD.... THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE CENTER OF DISEASE CONTROL.
AND WITH THE SUMMER SWIMMING SEASON LOOMING.... OFFICIALS WANT SWIMMERS TO TAKE NOTE OF SOME SAFETY TIPS.
NAT - WATER
AT LAKE TOBESOFKEE IN MACON...THERE ARE NO SHARKS BUT THERE STILL IS DANGER.
10 PEOPLE AROUND THE U-S DIE EVERY DAY FROM ACCIDENTAL DROWING... AND NEARLY 80 PERCENT OF THEM ARE MALE.
DOUGLAS FURNEY... WITH LAKE TOBESOFKEE SAYS THEY HAVE LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY TO HELP KEEP PEOPLE SAFE... BUT THERE ARE ALSO THINGS SWIMMERS CAN DO TO TAKE MATTERS INTO THEIR OWN HANDS.
know what the bottoms looks like..you're trying to swim adn you think you're in 2-3 feet of water and all of a sudden you hit a hole
FURNEY SAYS ITS ALSO IMPORTANT TO KNOW YOUR SURROUNDINGS... WEAR A LIFE VEST... AND ALWAYS SWIM UNDER SUPERVISION.

 

 

THE MAN WHO SHOOT 17-YEAR-OLD TRAYVON MARTIN IS BACK BEHIND BARS.
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN TURNRED HIMSELF IN TODAY AT THE SEMINOLE COUNTY JAIL IN FLORIDA.
ZIMMERMAN ARRIVED AT THE JAIL IN AN UNMARKED VAN.
A JUDGED ORDERED HE RETURN TO JAIL... AFTER REVOKING HIS BOND ON FRIDAY... SAYING THE FORMER NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH VOLUNTEER MISLED THE COURT.
ZIMMERMAN'S WIFE SAID THE FAMILY WAS POOR... BUT PROSECUTORS SAY HE HAS ACCESS TO MONEY RAISED ON A WEBSITE TO HELP WITH HIS DEFENSE.
He's worried about himself, he's worried about his wife, he's worried about his family, he's worried about everybody that has to be in hiding because of the enormous anger and frustration and hatred that has spurred from this case.
ZIMMERMAN FACES SECOND DEGREE MURDER CHARGES... AFTER SHOOTING TRAYVON MARTIN IN FEBRUARY.
HE SAYS HE ACTED IN SELF DEFENSE.

 

PAUSE FOR PREROLL
FRIDAY'S POOR JOB REPORT HAS MANY PEOPLE ASKING WHY... AS THE LOW NUMBERS PUT THE NATION'S ECONOMY IN THE SPOTLIGHT ONCE AGAIN.
THE NATIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE ROSE TO 8 POINT 2 PERCENT.
OFFICIALS FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN SAY JOBS ARE BEING ADDED BUT JUST NOT FAST ENOUGH.
Over the past 27 months, we have created 4.3 million private-sector jobs. The issue is that we're not adding jobs fast enough. If you looked at the report on Friday, the areas where we are doing well are areas that we've been able to affect policy. Manufacturing jobs continue to rise. And that's precisely because the president stepped in and did what nobody else was willing to do to save the auto industry. And that has had a great impact on manufacturing jobs up and down the supply chain
SUPPORTERS OF MITT ROMNEY'S CAMPAIGN SAY THAT'S JUST AN EXCUSE.
THEY SAY THE FORMER MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR LOWERED UNEMPLOYMENT IN HIS STATE... AND HE CAN DO THE SAME FOR THE COUNTRY.
The unemployment rate when took office was 5.6 about percent. When left office, it was 4.7 percent. The fact is that the average income for a family in Massachusetts went up by $5,500. We are proud to contrast that with President Obama who came in and for four years in a row passed deficits of more than $1 trillion. We've had more than 500,000 lost jobs in this economy.
ROMNEY IS NOW THE OFFICIAL REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE.
HE WILL FACE.. PRESIDENT OBAMA IN THE NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION.

 

PRIVATE COMPANIES MIGHT SOON TAKE OVER THE STATE MEDICAID PROGRAM.
OFFICIALS SAY THE CURRENT PROGRAM CAN'T BE SUSTAINED.
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH COMMISSIONER... DAVID COOK... SAYS HE EXPECTS AN ANNUAL DEFICIT OF MORE THAN 600 MILLION DOLLARS WITHIN THREE YEARS.
IN JANUARY... A CONSULTANT'S REPORT... RECOMMENDED USING PRIVATE COMPANIES TO MANAGE MEDICAID.
THE PROGRAM HELPS PAY FOR THE CARE OF THE NEEDY.. AGED... BLIND... AND DISABLED.
IN THE PAST... GEORGIA TRIED USING PRIVATED COMPANIES TO MANAGE PART OF MEDICAID... BUT HEALTH OFFICIALS CRITICIZED THE RESULTS.

 

A TRIP TO THE U-S IS IN THE WORKS FOR POPE BENEDICT THE 16TH.
HE COULD VISIT PHILADELPHIA IN 20-15.
THAT'S BECAUSE THE CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE... WILL BE THE SITE FOR THE 20-15 WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES.
THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE TODAY DURING THIS YEAR'S EVENT IN MILAN.
THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES TAKES PLACE EVERY THREE YEARS.
IT WAS STARTED BY JOHN PAUL THE SECOND IN 19-92 TO STRENGTHEN AND DEFEND THE SACRED BONDS OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY ACROSS THE GLOBE.

 

WET WEATHER IN LONDON DIDN'T STOP TENS OF THOUSANDS FROM COMING OUT FOR A MASSIVE RIVER PAGEANT TO HONOR QUEEN ELIZABETH.
IT WAS HER MAJESTY'S DIAMOND JUBILEE... MARKING 60 YEARS ON THE THRONE.
AS MONICA VILLAMIZAR (V-YA-ME-ZAR) REPORTS IT WAS CELEBRATION FIT FOR A QUEEN.
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(LOCATOR: LONDON)

 

(rtv video - for cbs stations and contracted reuters clients only)

 

Queen Elizabeth brought the entire royal family on board -- to celebrate her 60 year reign.

 

NATS UP......BELLS

 

Bells tolled across the capital as her Majesty led a huge pageant on London's River Thames.

 

VOX POP - EXCITEMENT

 

1-thousand boats of all shapes and sizes -- from all over the world -- followed the Queen's ship in a majestic display of patriotism.

 

VOX POP

 

Prince William and his bride Catherine rode on the royal ship -- along with Prince Harry.

 

Kate and Harry seemed impressed as they pointed and waved to huge crowds cheering on the riverbanks.

 

NATS UP....CHEERING CROWDS....

 

(STANDUP BRIDGE) (MONICA VILLAMIZAR/LONDON)

THE PARADE SAILED THROUGH THE HEART OF THE CAPITAL FOR ABOUT 7 AND A HALF MILES -- BEFORE ENDING HERE NEAR TOWER BRIDGE - WITH A GRAND FINALE.

 

NATS UP - TRUMPETS....

 

The drawbridge opened for the Queen's majestic ship to pass through....

 

NATS UP.....

 

The 86 year old monarch sailed under the bridge to the cheers of crowds who had been standing in the rain for hours to see her.

 

VOX POP

 

NATS UP.....MUSIC

 

Her Majesty then returned the favor.

 

The royal barge docked - and the Queen watched the pageant -- waving to those who followed her along the way.

 

NATS UP.....

 

Despite the wet weather - spirits were high.

 

NATS....

 

Royals smiled - as the band played on.
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THE QUEEN WAS ONLY 25 WHEN SHE TOOK THE THRONE.
NOW -- AT 86 -- SHE IS THE OLDEST PERSON TO EVERY REIGN OVER BRITAIN.

 

 

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.
TOYS R US IS RECALLING THEIR IMAGINARIUM ACTIVITY CENTER BECAUSE THEY SAY THE WOODEN KNOBS ATTACHING THE XYLOPHONE KEYS CAN COME OFF AND CHILDREN CAN CHOKE ON THEM.
THE COMPANY HAS RECEIVED EIGHT REPORTS OF THE KNOBS COMING OFF BUT SO FAR NO INJURIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED.
THE TOY WAS SOLD EXCLUSIVELY AT TOYS R US FROM AUGUST 2009 TO SEPTEMBER 20-10 FOR AROUND TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS.
YOU CAN RETURN THE ACTIVITY CENTER TO THE STORE FOR A REFUND... AND FOR MORE INFORMATION YOU CAN CALL 800-869-7787.
APPLICA CONSUMER PRODUCTS IS RECALLING THEIR BLACK AND DECKER UNDER THE CABINET COFFEEMAKERS... BECAUSE THE COFFEE POT HANDLE CAN BREAK CAUSING CUTS AND BURNS.
THE COMPANY HAS RECEIVED OVER A THOUSAND REPORTS OF THE HANDLES BREAKING... AND SIXTY-EIGHT INJURIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED.
THE COFFEEMAKERS WERE SOLD AT MAJOR RETAILERS NATIONWIDE FROM JULY 2008 TO MAY OF THIS YEAR FOR AROUND EIGHTY DOLLARS.
TO CONTACT APPLICA FOR A FREE COFFEE POT REPLACEMENT CALL 866-708-7846
ENGLISH RIDING SUPPLY IS RECALLING IT'S WIRE MOUTH BITS FOR HORSES.
THEY SAY THE STEEL... BRAIDED WIRE IN THE MOUTHPIECE CAN BECOME FRAYED AND CAN BREAK.
IF THAT HAPPENS THE RIDER CAN LOSE CONTROL AND FALL FROM THE HORSE.
THE COMPANY HAS RECEIVED FOUR INJURY REPORTS THAT INCLUDED BROKEN BONES.
THE MOUTH BITS WERE SOLD FROM JULY 2003 TO APRIL OF THIS YEAR AT EQUESTRIAN SUPPLY STORES NATIONWIDE.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 866-569-1600.
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.

 

 

THE CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK WRAPPED UP THEIR 20TH ANNUAL TELETHON TODAY.
PEOPLE ACROSS CENTRAL GEORGIA STEPPED UP ON BIG WAY... OPENING THEIR HEARTS AND WALLETS TO SHOW THAT THEY CARE.
JUDY LE GIVES US A LOOK INSIDE THE HOSPITAL... WHERE THE PHONES WERE RINGING... AND MIRACLES WERE MADE.
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nats :clapping

Cody Honeycutt: "We are here at the Children's Miracle Network Telethon."

nats: ringing

nats: "fifty bucks thank you very much sir."

"It's a miracle maker, and that means that they're making miracles happen."

nats: "this money stays local it helps all of them regardless of their ability to pay."

"They help kids like me."

nats: "I couldn't have asked for a better doctor."

nats: "baby"

"If it wasn't for the Children's Hospital I wouldn't be here today."

nats: "call in and donate and help us some of this techonology for the children."

"Every event they have I try to be a part of it cause they've done so much for me this is the least I can do for them."

nats: "clapping 2"

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AS YOU SAW THERE.... THIS YEAR THE TELETHON RAISED 600 HUNDRED 5 THOUSAND... 2 HUNDRED AND 89 DOLLARS.
JOHN YOU WERE THERE... WHAT WAS IT LIKE?
(ALL LIB ABOUT CMN)

 

WITH TEMPERATURES CLIMBING... MANY OF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO BEAT THE HEAT.
HERE'RE A FEW OF THE PHOTOS YOU'VE ADDED TO THE GALLERIES AT 13WMAZ DOT COM.
MAKAYLA IS TRYING TO KEEP COOL ON LAKE TOBESOFKEE.
AND HERE'S KYLIE... RELAXING ON THE BEACH.
SEND US YOUR PHOTOS...LOOK FOR *PHOTO GALLERIES* UNDER FEATURES 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.... HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.¤0 ]] C1.5 G 0 [[
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