Saturday, June 23 Eyewitness News at 6

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GOOD EVENING, AND THANKS FOR JOINING US.
I'M JENNIFER MOULLIET, AND THIS IS EYEWITNESS NEWS AT SIX
IN PENNSYLVANIA, JERRY SANDUSKY SPENT HIS FIRST NIGHT IN THE CENTRE COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY AS A CONVICTED CHILD PREDATOR.
PUBLISHED REPORTS SAY SANDUSKY IS ON SUICIDE WATCH.
AS (MAN-WELL) MANUEL (GUY-A-GUS) GALLEGUS REPORTS... THE PENN STATE COMMUNITY IS READY TO MOVE FORWARD ... BUT THE CASE FAR FROM OVER.

PKG--

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JERRY SANDUSKY'S CONVICTION IS A RELIEF FOR THE PENN STATE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY.

((MOS)) Dennis Scandle/Penn State Fan

" I felt he was guilty and I was glad to see that verdict, and hope that things can move on. "

((MOS)) Quinn Allen/Penn State 2012 Graduate

"No one wins, but there's some closure we can have now."

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SANDUSKY IS NOW IN THE CENTER COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY AWAITING SENTENCING.

HIS WIFE, DOTTIE, WAS SEEN returning home Saturday. Earlier, she spent about ten minutes at the jail.

(( -NAT s "enjoy your tickle monster))

THERE WERE JEEERS AS THE 68 YEAR OLD LEFT THE COURTHOUSE AFTER HIS CONVICTION ON 45 CRIMINAL COUNTS INVOLVING THE SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN.

HIS DEFENSE ATTORNEY TOLD THE CROWD IT WAS A DIFFICULT CASE.

((SOT- JOE AMENDOLA (FROM LAST NIGHT))

"Essentially, the sentence that Jerry will receive will be a life sentence just due to the length of it." (CHEERS from crowd )

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JOE AMENDOLA TOLD US SANDUSKY IS LIKE A NAÏVE KID HIMSELF, AND DOES NOT SEEM TO FULLY UNDERSTAND THE MAGNITUDE OF WHAT'S HAPPENED.

(( SOT- JOE AMENDOLA (FROM OUR INTV. LAST NIGHT) )

"It's been explained to him. Whether or not he grasps it, is anyone's guess."

(( STAND-UP- MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA ))

This case is far from over. IT could take years to play out in court - with penn state officials still facing criminal charges, pending civil lawsuits, and on-going investigations.

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PENN STATE RELEASED A STATEMENT--SAYING IT WILL PRIVATELY AND FAIRLY ADDRESS THE VICTIMS CONCERNS AND COMPENSATE THEM.

A JUROR SAID THE ACCUSERS WERE ALL CREDIBLE -- AND SANDUSKY'S LACK OF REACTION TO THE VERDICTS MADE JURORS REALIZE THEY'RE DECISION WAS THE RIGHT ONE.

THE FAMILY OF THE LATE JOE PATERNO -- THE FAMED COACH WHO WAS FIRED IN THE SCANDAL... ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING..... "OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS CONTINUE TO BE WITH THE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES. "
THE PENN STATE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT WAS ALSO FIRED. TWO SCHOOL OFFICIALS STILL FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES.
A CENTRAL GEORGIA NEWS PIONEER.. VISIONARY... AND MEMBER OF THE 13 W-M-A-Z FAMILY DIED FRIDAY.
BILL TRIBBLE LED OUR NEWS DEPARTMENT FOR MORE THAN THIRTY YEARS.
HE DIED AT THE AGE OF 80 AFTER BATTLING CANCER.
TRIBBLE WORKED AT WMAZ WHEN THE STATION MOVED FROM A SIMPLE BLACK-AND-WHITE NEWSCAST IN THE1950s TO A MODERN ELECTRONIC OPERATION IN THE 1990s.
HE BECAME A REPORTER FOR WMAZ IN 1959... WHEN IT WAS STILL A COMBINED RADIO-TELEVISION NEWS OPERATION.
TRIBBLE ALSO HOSTED THE WEEKLY EDITION OF CLOSE UP... FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS.
HE WAS BORN IN 1932 IN FRANKLIN COUNTY... GEORGIA.
HE GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA AND ALSO SERVED WITH THE U.S. ARMY IN GERMANY.
WE TALKED WITH A FEW PEOPLE WHO KNEW AND WORKED WITH TRIBBLE.
FORMER WMAZ GENERAL MANAGER DON (MIC-GURK)MCGOUIRK CALLED TRIBBLE A STRAIGHT-UP JOURNALIST.
(MIC-GURK) MCGOUIRK RECALLED THE THE CIVIL RIGHTS ERA... AND HOW HIS OLD NEWS DIRECTOR HANDLED THE TUMULTUOUS TIMES.
It was handled straight down the middle. Bill covered everything there was to cover about the civil rights movement. He aired it as news, he aired the responses. He did some interesting things along the way. We had some interesting conversations
YOU CAN LISTEN TO THIS INTERVIEW AND OTHERS INCLUDING LONG TIME WMAZ CONTRIBUTOR DEL WARD... AND FORMER WMAZ NEWS DIRECTOR AND GENERAL MANAGER DODIE CANTRELL... IN THEIR ENTIRETY ON OUR WEB SITE... AT 13WMAZ DOT COM.
GOOD NEWS FOR COLLEGE KIDS WITH STUDENT LOANS.
MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ARE CLOSING IN ON AN AGREEMENT THAT WOULD STOP INTEREST RATES ON FEDERAL LOANS FROM DOUBLING ON JULY FIRST.
SENATE AIDES SAY BOTH PARTIES WANT TO STRIKE A DEAL THAT WOULD PAY THE MEASURE'S 6 BILLION DOLLAR PRICE TAG.
DURING A SPEECH TO COLLEGE STUDENTS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. THIS WEEK.... PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE OF PASSING THE BILL.
We've been talking about it now for a long time, if Congress does not get this done in a week the average student with federal student loans will rack up an additional thousand dollars in debt over the coming year. If Congress fails to act more than 7 million students will suddenly be hit with the equivalent of a thousand dollar tax hike. And that's not something you can afford right now.
OFFICIALS SAY THE GOAL IS TO PUSH THE BILL THROUGH CONGRESS NEXT WEEK... SO THE CURRENT INTEREST RATE OF 3 POINT 4 PERCENT WILL REMAIN FOR ANOTHER YEAR.
WELLS FARGO PRESENTED A BIG CHECK...20-THOUSAND-DOLLARS...TO REBUILDING TOGETHER WARNER ROBINS. THAT MONEY WILL BE USED ON THREE HOME PROJECTS.
THE FIRST BELONGS TO (LEENA) LENA ANDERSON....WHO LIVES ON DUNBAR ROAD.
(nat - scraping paint)
TWENTY VOLUNTEERS STARTED MAKING OVER THIS HOUSE...AT 9-A-M AND WILL WORK FOR ABOUT EIGHT HOURS.
THE HANDY HELPERS SCRAPED OFF LAYERS OF THE OLD...AND LATHERED ON A NEW COAT OF PAINT.
ANDERSON HAS LIVED IN THIS HOUSE FOR 12 YEARS.
SHE'S MOST EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW ADDITIONS TO HER BATHROOM.
it's a better mold. the handicap one...so i can sit there and enjoy myself.
ANDERSON'S LOW INCOME AND DISABILITY QUALIFIES HER HOME FOR A MAKEOVER.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON REBUILDING TOGETHER WARNER ROBINS...CHECK OUT THIS STORY ON OUR WEBSITE... 13-WMAZ-DOT-COM.
OVER TWO HUNDRED SOFTBALL PLAYERS GATHERED AT PEAVY PARK IN WARNER ROBINS TO STRIKE OUT CANCER TODAY.
NINE TEAMS SIGNED UP FOR THE 'STRIKEOUT CANCER' TOURNAMENT THAT FEATURED A DOUBLE ELIMINATION FORMAT... AND A HOMERUN DERBY.
MONEY RAISED FROM THE TOURNAMENT WILL BENEFIT THE JOANNA MCAFEE CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION.
THE FOUNDATION'S MISSION IS TO RAISE AWARENESS... PROVIDE SUPPORT... AND FUND RESEARCH FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER.
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR... ADAM HAMLIN EXPLAINS WHY HE HOSTED THE TOURNAMENT.
Adam Hamlin, Tournament Director: "I just wanted to give back to the community as far as cancer awareness is concerned, my mom has cancer so it kind of hits home so that's why you kind of want to give back."

YOU MAY KNOW DUBLIN AS THE EMERALD CITY...BUT YOU MIGHT START CALLING IT A *GREEN* ONE.
AS AUSTIN LEWIS REPORTS... THE CITY HAS STARTED PUTTING UP SOLAR PANEL STREET LIGHTS NEAR THE CITY'S DOWNTOWN DISTRICT... ALL THANKS TO SOME FEDERAL FUNDS.
IF YOU LOOK DOWN SOUTH JEFFERSON STREET IN DUBLIN...YOU'LL SEE NEW STREET LIGHTS.
THE LAMPS ARE A LITTLE DIFFERENT...BUT WHAT'S ON TOP IS SOMETHING YOU DON'T SEE OFTEN.
Tim Lake, T. Lake Environmental Design: This is the first transportation corridor that has solar lighting in the state of Georgia so it's just very exciting for us, first to have a solar industry in Dublin, now to have the first state roadway lit by solar lighting.
nats...
THESE ARE SOME OF THE FIRST OF 34 STREET LIGHTS GOING UP IN DUBLIN.
Tim Lake, T. Lake Environmental Design: Sunlight is free, we're harnessing that, we feel great about doing that.
THE SOLAR PANELS ON THESE LAMPS ABSORB ENERGY FROM THE SUN DURING THE DAY....AND THAT ENERGY GOES INTO BATTERIES UNDER THE POST.
THE ENERGY ABSORBED...WILL THEN POWER IT AT NIGHT.
Tim Lake, T. Lake Environmental Design: it can run for five days. If we threw a blanket over this thing and covered it up we'd have five days of storage capacity.
TIM LAKE OF T-LAKE ENVIRONMENTAL SAYS ONE SOLAR STREET LIGHT COST ABOUT 11-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR MATERIALS AND INSTALLATION .
HE SAYS THE AVERAGE STREET LIGHT COSTS ABOUT 76-HUNDRED DOLLARS AND THAT DOESN'T INCLUDE A MONTHLY LEASING FEE AND ENERGY COSTS THAT WOULD GO TO THE ELECTRIC COMPANY.
LAKE SAYS BECAUSE THESE LIGHTS ARE POWERED BY THE SUN....IT WILL END UP SAVING ABOUT 500 DOLLARS A MONTH IN ENERGY COSTS TO THE TAXPAYER.
Tim Lake, T. Lake Environmental Design: The first is return on investment happens very quickly, 3.7 months for the city to get a return on investment on these lamps. And the energy costs alone will save about 15 dollars per fixture
nats
THESE STREETLIGHTS CAPTURE MORE THAN SUN..
Tim Lake, T. Lake Environmental Design: it's a huge honor to have it here in the Emerald City because we're already green and growing but to have this happen with Mage here as a partner already bringing jobs, we've come full circle.
LAKE SAYS THEY HOPE THAT THEY'LL SEE MORE GREEN STREET LIGHTS ON OTHER STREETS IN GEORGIA SOON.
AUSTIN LEWIS 13WMAZ EYEWITNESS NEWS.
24 OF THOSE LIGHTS WILL BE ON SOUTH JEFFERSON STREET...AND 10 OF THEM WILL BE ON BELLEVIEW.
THERE ARE SOME TITLES YOU MAY NOT WANT YOUR PET TO GET.
THIS IS ONE OF THEM... ALTHOUGH THE HONOR COMES WITH A LOT OF PERKS.
WITH A SHORT SNOUT... BEADY EYES AND WHITE WHISKERS... MEET MUGLY.
HE JUST WON THE TITLE OF THE WORLD'S UGLIEST DOG.
MUGLY PUT HIS PRIDE ON THE LINE FOR A PRIZE OF A THOUSAND BUCKS... AND A YEARS WORTH OF DOG COOKIES.
HE BEAT OUT 28 OTHER LESS THAN PRETTY POOCHES FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO WALK AWAY WITH THE TITLE.
APPARENTLY MUGLY'S GOT A TRACK RECORD WITH THIS KIND OF STUFF.... HIS OWNER SAYS HE EARNED THE TITLE OF BRITIAN'S UGLIEST DOG BACK IN 2005.
WE'RE SHARING SOME OF YOUR PICTURES FROM OUR 13 W-M-A-Z WEBSITE.
THESE PHOTOS ARE FROM THE AREN'T MY KIDS THE CUTEST GALLERY.
THIS IS A PHOTO OF MADI WITH HER FIRST PAIR OF POINTE SHOES.
AND HERE'S A PICTURE OF THOMAS WHO'S ALL SMILES FOR THE CAMERA.
SEND US YOUR PHOTOS...LOOK FOR *PHOTO GALLERIES* IN THE MENU BAR ACROSS THE TOP OF OUR HOMEPAGE...

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