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GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US... I'M JENNIFER MOULLIET.
THIS IS EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 11.
MACON POLICE CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR THREE MEN SUSPECTED IN A HOME INVASION.
ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE... THE TRIO FORCED THEIR WAY INTO A HOME ON THE 5-HUNDRED BLOCK OF BAXTER AVENUE BY KICKING IN THE DOOR.
THE VICTIM TOLD OFFICERS ONE OF THEM PUT A GUN TO HER HEAD AND DEMANDED MONEY.
OFFICERS SEARCHED THE AREA AND HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE THE MEN.
MACON POLICE CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR THREE MEN SUSPECTED IN A HOME INVASION.
ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE... THE TRIO FORCED THEIR WAY INTO A HOME ON THE 5-HUNDRED BLOCK OF BAXTER AVENUE BY KICKING IN THE DOOR.
THE VICTIM TOLD OFFICERS ONE OF THEM PUT A GUN TO HER HEAD AND DEMANDED MONEY.
OFFICERS SEARCHED THE AREA AND HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE THE MEN.
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THIS INCIDENT... MACON POLICE ASK YOU TO CONTACT MACON REGIONAL CRIMESTOPPERS AT 1-877-68-CRIME... AGAIN THAT'S 1-877-68-CRIME
YOU CAN KEEP TRACK OF CRIME THAT HAPPENS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.
ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS HEAD OVER TO THE "WHERE YOU LIVE" PAGE AND LOOK FOR THE "TRACK CRIME IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD" LINK.
YOU'LL FIND IT IN THE TOP LEFT.
FROM THERE... YOU CAN CLICK ON EACH ICON TO SEE WHERE AND WHEN THE CRIME HAPPENED.
THE MAP KEY SHOWS YOU THE TYPES OF CRIME... WHETHER IT'S AN ASSAULT... ARSON OR BURGLARY.
IT'S OUR WAY OF HELPING YOU KEEP TRACK OF THINGS WHERE *YOU* LIVE.
AND IF YOU HAPPEN TO *LIVE IN MACON OR BIBB COUNTY... THIS WEEK YOU CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ON SELECT DAYS.
THE MACON-BIBB COUNTY TRANSIT AUTHORITY IS HOPING TO INCREASE THE USE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION WITH ... TRY TRANSIT WEEK... KEEPING MIDDLE GEORGIA MOVING.
THE INIATIVE STARTS TODAY AND WILL RUN THROUGH FRIDAY JUNE 29TH.
ON MONDAY... CITY, COUNTY AND GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WILL RIDE FREE...
TUESDAY IS FREE DAY FOR RIDERS ON THE DOWNTOWN 2ND STREET CORRIDOR ROUTE
AND PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY IS WEDNESDAY... WHEN ALL ROUTES ARE FREE FOR EVERYONE
THURSDAY THOSE ON THE OCMULGEE INDUSTRIAL PARK ROUTE WILL GET A RIDE AT NO COST
AND FINALLY FRIDAY IS A DAY TO CELEBRATE THE EMPLOYEES OF THE TRANSIT AUTHORITY
ALL BUS FARES WILL BE 50 CENTS AND PARATRANSIT FARES WILL BE A DOLLAR EACH DAY OF THE EVENT.
CITY LEADERS IN ALBANY HAVE A PLAN TO CHANGE THE WAY THE CITY PROVIDES EMERGENCY SHELTER FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES.
THE ALBANY HERALD REPORTS THE CITY WILL SELL TWO 15-UNIT BUILDINGS IT USES FOR TEMPORARY HOUSING... AND INSTEAD GIVE HOMELESS FAMILIES VOUCHERS THAT ALLOW THEM TO STAY IN UNDER-BOOKED AREA HOTELS.
THEY HAVE TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS SET FOR JULY 12 TO EXPLAIN THE CHANGES.
EGYPT HAS A NEW PRESIDENT-ELECT TONIGHT.
ISLAMIST MOHAMMED MORSI MADE HISTORY WHEN HE WAS DECLARED THE WINNER IN THE COUNTRY'S FIRST FREE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.
MORSI SUCCEEDS HOSNI MUBARAK WHO WAS FORCED OUT LAST YEAR.
DREW LEVINSON HAS REACTION FROM NEW YORK.
(--NATSOUND FIREWORKS--) NATS FIREWORKS

Egyptians celebrated into the night in Cairo marking Mohammad Morsi 's victory.
The Muslim Brotherhood candidate is Egypt's first democratically elected president.

(--NAT PRESIDENT--) NATS PRESIDENT

Morsipledged to be a leader for all people saying quote - I will treat all Egyptians the same and respect them equally.

He defeated Ahmed Shafiq in a runoff.
Shafiq was former President Hosni Mubark's Prime Minister.
Mubark's 30 year reign ended last year when he was thrown out of office during a pro-democracy uprising.

(--NATSOUND CHEERING DAYTIME --) NATS CHEERING

Egyptians who took part in those demonstrations - cheered the results Sunday.

(SOT MOS EGYPTIAN - NO NAME GIVEN) "I CAN'T EXPRESS ANYTHING AND THIS IS JUST A STEP. WE STILL HAVE A LONG ROAD AHEAD."

Morsi won by just under three and a half percent - Shafik's supporters claim that proves Egypt is not united behind Muslim Brotherhood rule.

President Barack Obama called President-Elect Morsi to congratulate him and promised the United States will continue to support Egypt's transition to democracy.

(--NAT PRESIDENT--) NATS PRESIDENT

Morsi says national unity is the way to lead his people out of these difficult times.

He begins his presidency with his powers reduced.
Morsi's supporters vow they will remain in Tahrir Square until the military restores the President's authority.

THE RESULTS OF LAST WEEK'S RUNOFF ELECTION WERE DELAYED FOUR DAYS AFTER CLAIMS OF FRAUD BY BOTH SIDES.
LIGHTNING IS THE NUMBER THREE WEATHER RELATED KILLER IN GEORGIA.
ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.... GEORGIA LED THE NATION IN 2010 WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF LIGHTNING-RELATED DEATHS.
AND IT WAS LIGHTNING THAT STARTED THE HONEY PRAIRIE COMPLEX BLAZE IN THE OKFENOKEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE LAST YEAR... WHICH DESTROYED MORE THAN 300-THOUSAND ACRES.
THIS WEEK IS LIGHTNING SAFETY WEEK... AND THE GEORGIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY'S 'READY GEORGIA' CAMPAIGN... ENCOURAGES YOU TO PREPARE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.
THEY SAY THE KEY TO REMAINING SAFE IS KNOWING WHAT TO DO BEFORE THE WEATHER STRIKES.
HERE'S SOME TIPS
IF YOU HEAR THUNDER...YOU'RE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING... SO SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY.
YOU SHOULD AVOID USING THE TELEPHONE AND UNPLUG ELECTRIC APPLIANCES.
SINCE PLUMBING AND BATHROOM FIXTURES CAN CONDUCT ELECTRICITY... AVOID TAKING A BATH OR SHOWER.
FOR MORE LIGHTNING SAFETY TIPS VISIT OUR WEBSITE 13 WMAZ DOT COM AND LOOK FOR THIS WEB STORY.
FLOODING SEEMS TO BE THE BIGGEST CONCERN FOR FOLKS ON FLORIDAY AND ALABAMA'S GULF COAST... AS TROPICAL STORM DEBBY CONTIUNES TO SLOWLY CHURN INLAND.
THE STORM HAS ALREADY DUMPED HEAVY RAIN ON PARTS OF FLORIDA.. AND HAS BROUGHT SOME ISOLATED TORNADOES.
ONE DEATH HAS ALREADY BEEN BLAMED ON A TORNADO... BUT RIGHT NOW IT'S FLOODING THAT'S THE BIGGEST CONCERN.
BECAUSE THE STORM IS MOVING SLOWLY, ITS CLOUDS HAVE MORE TIME TO UNLOAD RAIN.
ONE ADVISORY SAYS SOME AREAS OF NORTHERN FLORIDA COULD GET AS MUCH AS 25 INCHES OF RAIN.
DESPITE THE WARNINGS ISSUED IN THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE... THOUSANDS OF BEACH GOERS STILL FLOCKED TO THE SHORES THIS WEEKEND...
BUT ONE BEACH GOER HAS GONE MISSING.... AFTER A CURRENT SWEPT HIM OUT TO SEA.
100 125 yards off shore, watched some one else go after him,wasn't able to make it to him that's when the lifeguards got the call, the currents were pulling him so far to the west he jut couldn't get there in time and watched the guy submerge."
FOR THE LATEST ON THE TROPICAL STORM WE TURN TO METEOROLGIST JOHN BOYER...

MOVEOVER PEACHES...BLUEBERRIES ARE AMONG THE BEST SELLING CROPS IN GEORGIA. JUDY LE PICKED HER WAY THROUGH COUGAR CREEK FARM TO GET THE STORY...
THERE'S AN ART TO PICKING BLUEBERRIES...
emily - you roll it between your fingers...but i like to pick them
jillian - i like to pick them yummyummyumm
FRANK LOCHNER ...WHO OWNS COUGAR CREEK FARM...SHOWS ME THE BEST WAY TO PICK THE BLUE GEMS.
sot - if you pinch them and just roll them between your thumb and your finger...when they're ripe they roll right off.
THE GOWEN GIRLS...JILLIAN...ERIN...AND EMILY...HAD A SYSTEM...
BETWEEN THE INTERVIEW AND TASTE TEST...
emily - wanna try one?
THEIR POLICY WAS EAT AS YOU GO...IT'S ONE WAY TO KNOW THEY'RE GOOD...
jillian - just taste them
erin - they're supposed to be sweet. they're supposed to be big. i've seen some as small as pinky that taste good as as big as my thumb.
BLUEBERRIES OUTRANK THE PEACH AS THE STATE'S TOP-SELLING FRUIT CROP.
standup - figures from the university of georgia show that in 2010, blueberries brough in 133 million dollars compared to the 47 million peaches brought in.
LOCHNER CAME ACROSS THIS HALF-ACRE TREASURE TROVE BY ACCIDENT...WHEN HE BOUGHT THE FARM 14 YEARS AGO...
lochner - i dont prune them, there are no pesticides sprayed on them. they are completely natural
THESE LITTLE BLUE PEARLS ARE KNOWN FOR THERE VERSATILITY.
erin - most of the time, i like them in pancakes or cobblers.
emily - they're really really delicious and you can put them in a lot of foods...like whip cream
lochner - antioxidants are good for you and help prlong your life. maybe that's why i'v ebeen able to be here for this long.
A GALLON OF BLUEBERRIES COST EIGHT DOLLARS...BUT YOU GET MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK IF YOU EAT AS YOU GO..
JUDY LE...13WMAZ...EYEWITNESS NEWS.
LOCHNER INVITES PEOPLE TO COME BY AND PICK BLUEBERRIES.
BEFORE YOU DROP BY...MAKE SURE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT...BRING SOME BUG SPRAY...AND PLENTY OF WATER.
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.
BEL AIR LIGHTING IS RECALLING THEIR OUTDOOR WALL MOUNT LANTERNS... BECAUSE AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT CAN OCCUR IN THE LANTERN'S INTERNAL WIRING AND CAN CAUSE A FIRE... BURN... OR ELECTRIC SHOCK TO CONSUMERS.
THE COMPANY HAS RECEIVED SEVEN INCIDENT REPORTS INCLUDING TWO WHERE LANTERNS ACTUALLY CAUGHT ON FIRE.
THE LANTERNS WERE SOLD AT LOWE'S FROM JUNE 2006 TO MAY OF THIS YEAR FOR AROUND FORTY-EIGHT DOLLARS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 888-770-7018.
BIG LOTS IS RECALLING THEIR PORTABLE CERAMIC SPACE HEATERS BECAUSE THEY CAN OVERHEAT AND MELT... POSING A FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARD.
THE COMPANY HAS RECEIVED FOUR REPORTS OF THE HEATERS OVERHEATING AND MELTING.
THE SPACE HEATERS WERE SOLD EXCLUSIVELY AT BIG LOTS STORES NATIONWIDE FROM SEPTEMBER 20-10 TO MARCH OF THIS YEAR FOR ABOUT TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (866) 244-5687.

AND FRIGIDAIRE IS RECALLING THEIR GAS RANGE OVENS... BECAUSE THERE CAN BE A DELAYED IGNITION ON THE BAKE... BROIL FEATURES OF THE OVEN... POSING A FIRE HAZARD.
THE COMPANY HAS RECEIVED ONE INCIDENT REPORT AND SO FAR NO INJURIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED.
THE OVENS WERE SOLD EXCLUSIVELY AT LOWE'S FROM FEBRUARY OF THIS YEAR TO MARCH OF THIS YEAR FROM 8-HUNDRED TO ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 888-360-8556.
THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S RECALL WRAP... I'M JENNIFER MOULLIET CHECK BACK NEXT WEEK FOR MORE RECALLS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON RECALLED PRODUCTS... VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT 13 WMAZ DOT COM.
CLICK ON THE FEATURES DROPDOWN MENU... THEN SELECT RECALLS.

DUCT TAPE IS USED JUST ABOUT EVERWHERE... TO FIX JUST ABOUT ANYTHING.
TWO KANSAS TEENS HOPE THEIR LATEST CREATION WILL STICK THEM WITH SOME CASH.
HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR BROOKE WALLACE AND HER BOYFRIEND MADE THEIR PROM OUTFITS COMPLETELY OUT OF DUCT TAPE.
EVERYTHING FROM HER EARRINGS... PURSE... AND BOOTS WITH SPURS... EVERY DETAIL WAS IN TAPE.
IT'S PART OF A NATIONAL CONTEST CALLED STUCK AT PROM.
ABOUT 250 PEOPLE ENTERED THE CONTEST AND BROOKE'S CEATION MADE TOP TEN.
IF SELECTED... THEY EACH COULD WIN FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.
BROOKE HAS ALWAYS BEEN CRAFTY...LAST YEAR SHE MADE A DRESS OUT OF POP CANS.

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 HUNTER ON HIS FIRST TRIP TO THE BEACH.
AND HERE'S A PICTURE OF CHOLE HAVING FUN POPPING BUBBLES AT THE LIBRARY.
SEND US YOUR PHOTOS...LOOK FOR *PHOTO GALLERIES* IN THE MENU BAR ACROSS THE TOP OF OUR HOMEPAGE...

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