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THE 51-YEAR OLD MAN FOUND BLEEDING ON A SIDEWALK SATURDAY MORNING DIED TODAY.

BIBB COUNTY CORONER LEON JONES SAYS ALBERT JELKS WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE MEDICAL CENTER OF CENTRAL GEORGIA AT 4:50 THIS AFTERNOON, FIVE DAYS AFTER HE WAS DISCOVERED, UNRESPONSIVE.

ACCORDING TO A POLICE REPORT, OFFICERS WERE CALLED TO THE VINEVILLE MARKET STRIP MALL SATURDAY ON A REPORT OF A PERSON DOWN WITH A GUNSHOT WOUND TO THE HEAD.

POLICE FOUND JELKS LYING ON THE SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF THE SLEEP SHOP, BREATHING BUT UNCONSCIOUS.

EMERGENCY RESPONDERS ADVISED THAT JELKS' INJURIES WERE FROM BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA, BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T SEE A GUNSHOT WOUND.

 

THE FRONT DOOR OF THE SLEEP SHOP WAS UNLOCKED, BUT POLICE SAY THERE WERE NO SIGNS OF A ROBBERY OR BURGLARY.

SHOP OWNER MARK SWAN SAYS JELKS WORKED IN HIS STORE ON-AND-OFF FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

HE SAYS HE GAVE JELKS PERMISSION TO USE THE STORE COMPUTERS TO BUY AND SELL BASEBALL CARDS ONLINE, AND SUSPECTS THAT'S WHY HE WAS THERE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

JELKS' SISTER PREVIOUSLY TOLD 13WMAZ SHE BELIEVED HE WAS THE VICTIM OF A RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE.

SHE SAYS DOCTORS TOLD THE FAMILY THERE WAS NO WAY THE INJURIES THAT PUT HIM IN A COMA COULD HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY A SIMPLE FALL.

LEON JONES SAYS JELKS WAS IN THE SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT WHEN HE DIED.

SO FAR, INVESTIGATORS HAVE NO LEADS IN THE CASE. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL CRIMESTOPPERS AT 1-877-68-CRIME.

TONIGHT'S BIBB COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING WAS A SHOWDOWN BETWEEN A MEMBER WHO SAYS HE'S BEEN UNFAIRLY TARGETTED... AND DISTRICT LEADERSHIP WHO SAY THAT'S NOT THE CASE.

CANDACE ADORKA WAS AT THE MEETING... AND HAS MORE.

FIREWORKS STARTED RIGHT OFF THE BAT AT TODAY'S COMMITTEE MEETINGS....

"WHO DID YOU RECIEVE INSTRUCTION FROM TO...

THAT WAS SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER GARY BECHTEL IN ONE OF SEVERAL HEATED EXCHANGES WITH THE BOARD PRESIDENT AND REPRESENTATIVES OF MCGLADRY.

THE COMPANY IS DOING A FORENSIC AUDIT OF THE DISTRICT... AND THEY SAY AS PART OF THAT... THEY LOOKED INTO BOARD MEMBERS E-MAILS.

THE RESULTING REPORT OUTLINED SEVRAL VIOLATIONS OF BOARD POLICIES AND RULES.

IT HINTED AT POSSIBLE BID-RIGGING... UNDUE INFLUENCE ON SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR PERSONAL AND POLITICAL REASONS... AND SHARING SENSITIVE INFORMATIN LIKE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS OVER EMAIL.

BECHTEL SAYS HE SENT ALL THE 26 E-MAILS OUTLINED IN THE REPORT... AND BOARD MEMBER SUSAN SIPE WAS IMPLICATED IN ONE OF THE EMAILS.

"ONLY TWO BOARD MEMBERS ARE CITED. MR BECHTEL AND MYSELF AND WE'RE THE ONLY TWO BOARD MEMBERS WITH ELECTIONS COMING UP, AND THOSE ELECTIONS ARE GONNA HAPPEN BEFORE SEPTEMBER 20TH. I AM HAVING A HARD TIME BELIEVEING WE'RE THE ONLY TWO THAT HAD AND COMPLAINTS."

BECHTEL SAYS HE BELIEVES SUPERINTENDNT ROMAIN DALLEMAND AND BOARD PRESIDENT TOMMY BARNES WORKED TOGETHER TO PUNISH SIPE AND HIMSELF FOR BEING REGULAR OPPONENTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT'S POLICIES.

BARNES SAYS THAT'S NOT THE CASE... AND OTHER BOARD MEMBERS SAID... IF THERE'S NOTHING TO HIDE THEY SHOULD ALL RECIVE TRAINING ON BOARD POLICIES... BUT MOVE ON FROM THE ISSUE.

BARNES: "THEY WER ENOT TARGETED ALL BOARD MEMBERS WHO HAVE SEVED ON THIS BOARD SINCE 2008 HAD A PREVIEW OR REVIEW OF THEIR EMAIL MYSELF INCLUDED AND EVEN BOARD MEMBERS WOH ARE NO LONGER HERE SO NO ONE WAS TARGETTED."

WEST: "I'M THINKING ABOUT THE CHILDREN NOW WE MUST MOVE BEYOND THE CONFUSION AND WE MUST EB PROFESSIONAL ABOUT IT."

FOR HIS PART... BECHTEL SAYS THE EMAILS WERE TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT... AND HE WON'T APOLOGIZE FOR THEM.

HE SAYS HE'S WILLING TO GET HIS LAWYER INVOLVED.

"I HAVE A LIBERTY INTEREST IN PROTECTING MY NAME. AND MY REPUTATION AND YOU WILL ANSWER FOR THIS AT SOME POINT MAYBE NOT TONIGHT, BUT IT WILL BE INDER OATH AND IT WILL BE VERY SOON. BECAUSE THIS IS NOT GONNA REST."

BARNES SAYS AT THE NEXT MEETING... THEY'LL DECIDE WHAT TO DO WITH THE EMAIL REPORT... WHETHER ITS DROPPING TH ENTIRE THING... CONTINUING THE INVESTIGATION... OR EVEN GETTING THE GEORGIA BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION INVOLVED.

FINALLY, IN OTHER EDUCATION NEWS OUT OF BIBB COUNTY.... THE BOARD HAS APPROVED THREE NEW PRINCIPALS.

THEY INCLUDE DARRICK L. MCCRAY AT THE HUTCHINGS CAREER CENTER.

JULIA DANIELY AT WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL.

AT CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL... EFREM YARBER.

AND BRENDA M. JONES HAS ALSO BEEN APPROVED AS THE NEW CAMPUS POLICE CHIEF... FOR THE BIBB COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM.

ANOTHER NOTE... ACCORDING TO A SCHOOL BOARD NEWS RELEASE... JADEN MCCARTHY... BIBB COUNTY'S TEACHER OF THE YEAR... HAS TURNED IN HIS RESIGNATION.

THE SCHOOL BOARD DID NOT GIVE A REASON.

THE KATHLEEN TEENAGER CHARGED WITH THE MURDER OF HER SISTER EARLIER THIS MONTH... WILL NOT BOND OUT OF JAIL.

THAT'S BECAUSE THE DEFENSE DECIDED NOT TO PURSUE A BOND REQUEST WITH THE JUDGE.

CARMEN KANEISHA COLLINS IS ACCUSED OF KILLING HER 12-YEAR-OLD SISTER INDIA.. ON JULY THIRD.

THE HOUSTON COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDERS OFFICE.. IS REPRESENTING CARMEN.

THE ATTORNEY WITHDREW HIS BOND MOTION JUST BEFORE THE HEARING WAS SET TO START THIS MORNING.

NICK WHITE SAYS HE MADE THAT DECISION BECAUSE THEY'RE STILL WORKING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE CARMEN WILL LIVE IF SHE GETS BOND.

HE'S SAYS IT'S BETTER IF SHE DOESN'T LIVE WITH FAMILY OR IN HOUSTON COUNTY... BECAUSE OF THE EMOTIONAL ASPECT OF THIS CASE.

AFTER SPEAKING WITH THE GIRLS' PARENTS RECENTLY.. HE EXPLAINS MORE ABOUT WHAT THEY'RE GOING THROUGH.

THEY'RE DAUGHTER HAS SAID SHE IS INNOCENT SO THEY ARE SUPPORTING HER IN THAT SENSE, AND LIKE I SAID THEY'RE GREIVEING RIGHT NOW THEY'RE JUST SO BURIED WITH GRIEF

WHITE SAYS THEY'RE STILLING INVESTIGATING THE CASE AND THAT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WILL EVENTUALLY COME OUT WILL BE QUOTE... "EXPLOSIVE."

TODAY YOU HAD A CHANCE TO BE A HERO TO SOME STUDENTS IN NEED OF THE BASICS... LIKE PENS... PENCILS.. PAPER... AND NOTEBOOKS.

13WMAZ AND AREA WAL-MARTS TEAMED UP FOR OPERATION BACK TO SCHOOL..

<<HELLO THERE - OPERATION BACK TO SCHOOL. THANK YOU!!

THE SMILING FACE OF 13 WMAZ NEWS ANCHOR LORRA LYNCH JONES GREETED SHOPPERS AT THE WAL-MART ON WATSON BOULEVARD..

LORRA'S GOAL - ENCOURAGE CENTRAL GEORGIANS TO DROP A FEW SCHOOL SUPPLIES IN THE BASKET..THE ITEMS WILL HELP MAKE SURE SURE STUDENTS HAVE THE THINGS THEY NEED WHEN THE SCHOOL BELL RINGS NEXT MONTH..

MYRA ODOM:...IT'S A WONDERFUL IDEA. I THINK IT'S GREAT.

MYRA ODOM FROM IDEAL, GEORGIA TOOK A LITTLE EXTRA SHOPPING TIME TO PITCH IN..

MYRA ODOM:...GLUE, COLORS, PENCILS, INDEX CARDS.

THE SUPPLIES ADDED UP AS PEOPLE FILLED THE BUGGIES WITHOUT BREAKING THEIR BUDGET..

JULIE HAYES:...A COUPLE OF DOLLARS I THINK I SPENT TOTAL ON A BAGFUL OF STUFF FOR THE KIDS.

STUFF THAT WILL MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF STUDENTS COME THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS.

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THE SUPPLIES YOU DONATED STAY IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OVER THE LOCATION WHERE YOU PURCHASED THEM AND WE THANK YOU STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART..

THURSDAY NIGHT... AND THE COUNTDOWN TO SOME MOVIE EXCITEMENT IS ON!

OUR WEB AND SOCIAL MEDIA PRODUCER, CODY RHODES, HEADED OUT TO THE AMSTAR 16 ON ZEBULON ROAD AND SENT US BACK THIS I-PHONE VIDEO.

THIS WAS AROUND 8:30... AND FOLKS WERE ALREADY CAMPED OUT... WAITING FOR THE DARK KNIGHT TO RISE AGAIN IN THE NEWEST BATMAN RELEASE.

BIGAD SHABAN SAT DOWN WITH CHRISTIAN BALE ... WHO SHARED WHAT IT WAS LIKE TAKING OFF THE BATMAN SUIT FOR THE LAST TIME ... AND ANNE HATHWAY, WHO SAYS HER NEW ROLE AS CATWOMAN BEGAN WITH A SINGLE "MEOW."

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SEVEN YEARS AFTER TAKING ON THE ROLE OF BATMAN CHRISTIAN BALE IS WRAPPING UP THE TRILOGY AND SAYING GOODBYE TO THE CAPED CRUSADER.

(BIGAD) WHAT WAS IT LIKE TAKING OFF THE BATMAN SUIT FOR THE LAST TIME?

SOT: CHRISTIAN BALE-"KNOWING THAT I WASN'T GOING TO BE PUTTING IT BACK ON AGAIN, I DIDN'T REALLY WANT TO TAKE IT OFF // I JUST SAID GIVE ME A FEW MINUTES, YOU KNOW, I JUST WANTED TO SIT WITH IT FOR AWHILE BECAUSE IT'S MEANT A LOT TO ME."

TRACK:

WHILE BALE IS A FAMILIAR FACE IN THE SERIES THERE ARE SOME NEWCOMERS IN "THE DARK KNIGHT RISES." TOM HARDY PLAYS THE MASKED VILLAN, 'BAIN,' AND ANNE HATHAWAY IS THE CONNIVING AND NIMBLE CATWOMAN.

(BIGAD) COULD YOU ALWAYS KICK THAT HIGH?

SOT: ANNE HATHAWAY, CAT WOMAN-"(LAUGHS) NO, I COULDN'T. I TOOK DANCE CLASSES WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, BUT THIS WAS ANOTHER LEVEL OF KICKING I HAD TO LEARN HOW TO DO FOR THIS."

TRACK:

HATHAWAY SAYS SHE WAS ON PINS AND NEEDLES UNTIL DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER NOLAN FINALLY GAVE HER THE PART.

SOT: ANNE HATHAWAY-"MY MANAGER CALLED ME AND SHE JUST WENT, "MEEOOOW." AND I KNEW I HAD GOTTEN IT, AND THEN I REALLY FREAKED OUT."

TRACK:

A BATMAN FAN SINCE HE WAS FOUR JOSEPH GORDON LEVITT GOT TO PLAY A GOTHAM CITY POLICE OFFICER.

SOT: JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT-"I WAS JUST PINCHING MYSELF THE WHOLE TIME AND TRYING TO REMAIN GRATEFUL."

TRACK:

IT TOOK SEVEN MONTHS TO SHOOT THE FINAL BATMAN MOVIE..ON THE BIG SCREEN, FILMMAKERS PROMISE ALL 2 HOURS AND 44 MINUTES WILL BE ACTION PACKED.

 

 

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ALSO HITTING THEATERS THIS WEEKEND... "30 BEATS"... AN R-RATED ROMANTIC COMEDY FEATURING JENNIFER TILLY.

FRANK? LEAH?

TODAY... 13W-M-A-Z WAS HONORED TO PITCH IN ON AN EFFORT... TO PUT SCHOOL SUPPLIES IN THE HANDS OF AREA KIDS WHOSE FAMILIES MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO AFFORD EVERYTHING THEY NEED.

EARLIER WE WRAPPED UP A DAY OF OPERATION: BACK TO SCHOOL, WHERE TEAMS OF 13-W-M-A-Z EMPLOYEES COLLECTED CARTS OF PENCILS... NOTEBOOKS... NEON MARKERS.. AND CALCULATORS AT AREA WAL-MARTS.

SO ON FACEBOOK... WE ASKED YOU TO THINK BACK.... WHETHER ITS TEN YEARS OR FIFTY.. AND TELL US ABOUT SOME OF YOUR BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING MEMORIES.

TRACY LYN MCCOY... FONDLY RECALLS HER CHIPS LUNCH BOX BACK IN FOURTH GRADE.

JOE EVANS JONES HAD BOTH A DAVID CASSIDY NOTEBOOK... AND LUNCH BOX.

ALICIA KNOWLES SAID, "LISA FRANK AND BEVERLY HILLS 90210 EVERYTHING"... THE ORIGINAL 90210 OF COURSE.

BUT DARLA NEWTON WROTE, "WE DIDN'T HAVE BACKPACKS WHEN I WAS A KID. YEP. I'M 57 YEARS OLD."

AND FINALLY .. TONIGHT'S FACEBOOK FAN OF THE DAY IS DAVID HARRIS.

EMAIL FAN OF THE DAY AT 13WMAZ DOT COM TO CLAIM YOUR COFFEE MUG.

IF YOU WANT TO BE FAN OF THE DAY... JUST VISIT FACEBOOK DOT COM SLASH 13WMAZ... BECOME A FAN AND JOIN THE CONVERSATIONS.

WE CHOOSE ALL OUR FACEBOOK FANS OF THE DAY... RANDOMLY.

 

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