Eyewitness News at 6pm. August 5,2012

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

POLICE SAY A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE AT A (SEEK) SIKH TEMPLE IN WISCONSIN.
AT LEAST SEVEN PEOPLE - INCLUDING THE SUSPECT - ARE DEAD.
RANDALL PINKSTON HAS THE LATEST FROM NEW YORK.
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Police are blocking the entrance to a Sikh temple outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin
after a gunman allegedly killed at least six people.
Investigators say the suspect is also dead.
A 20 year veteran of the Oak Creek Police department killed the alleged
gunman during a shootout.

(SOT Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt ) HE ENGAGED AN ACTIVE SHOOTER
OUTSIDE OF THE TEMPLE, MULTIPLE ROUNDS WERE EXCHANGED, THE OFFICER WAS SHOT
MULTIPLE TIMES. THE SUSPECT, THE SHOOTER , WAS SHOT. HE IS DOWN ON THE
SCENE AND PRESUMED DEAD.

Police received the first 911 calls around 1030 - about a shooting at the
sikh temple in oak creek.
Several law enforcement agencies - including the FBI- responded.
After the shoot-out with the police officer, 4 bodies were inside the
temple, 3 others outside
Several other people were wounded including this man's uncle.
He says the shooting happened before many worshipers arrived for Sunday
services.

(SOT name not provided - uncle shot ) IF THIS HAD HAPPENED AN HOUR OR TWO
LATER GOD KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE WOULD BE HURT OR DEAD, I DON'T EVEN WANT TO
THINK ABOUT IT TO HE HONEST.

Many members of the temple gathered outside waiting to hear information about
what happened.
Some say people who were inside the building hid in rooms to escape the
gunfire.

(SOT name not provided - member of temple ) MY WHOLE FAMILY GOES TO THIS
CHURCH, UNCLES, AUNTS, UNCLES, FOR TODAY MY WHOLE LIFE FLASHED BEFORE MY EYES
BECAUSE I FELT LIKE I COULD LOSE EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE.

Police say it appears there was only one gunman and they have not released any
details about what may have lead to the shooting.

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POLICE SAY THE OFFICER SHOT IN THE SHOOTING IS AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL IN SURGERY.
PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS HE IS DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE SHOOTING AND HIS ADMINISTRATION WILL OFFER ANY SUPPORT NEEDED.

 

 

MACON POLICE SAY A SHOOTING SENT ONE PERSON TO THE HOSPITAL IN CRITICAL CONDITION.
POLICE SPOKESWOMAN JAMI (GO-DAY)GAUDET SAYS IT HAPPENED AROUND 9 A.M. ON SATURDAY.
SHE SAYS OFFICERS RESPONDED TO A CALL ABOUT A PERSON DOWN NEAR MAY AVENUE AND ZINNIA STREET.
POLICE FOUND A 22-YEAR-OLD PERSON WITH A GUNSHOT WOUND TO THE HEAD.
THAT PERSON IS STILL AT THE MEDICAL CENTER IN CRITICAL CONDITION.
ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SHOOTING CAN CALL MACON POLICE AT 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.

 

 

BIBB COUNTY CORONER LEON JONES SAYS HE NEEDS HELP IDENTIFYING A MAN FOUND DEAD IN HIS HOME.
HE SAYS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AROUND 5... THEY FOUND A MAN DEAD AT 4340 HOUSTON AVENUE...
JONES SAYS HE LOOKS TO HAVE BEEN DEAD FOR AT LEAST 2 WEEKS.
THE MAN'S NEIGHBORS SAY HIS NAME IS "C-W"... BUT NOTHING HAS BEEN CONFIRMED.
IF YOU HAVE ANY KNOWLEDGE OF WHO THIS MAN IS... JONES ASKS YOU CALL HIM AT 478-621-6314
AGAIN THAT'S 621-6314

 

 

THE ARMY'S TOP GENERAL PLANS TO VISIT TROOPS AT FORT STEWART TOMORROW.
OFFICIALS SAY GEN. RAY ODIERNO (OH-DEE-EHR-NO), THE ARMY'S CHIEF OF STAFF, WILL RE-ENLIST MORE THAN 30 SOLDIERS DURING HIS VISIT AND WILL MEET WITH 3RD INFANTRY DIVISION COMMANDERS PREPARING TO DEPLOY TO AFGHANISTAN.
IT'S ODIERNO'S FIRST TRIP TO FORT STEWART SINCE HE WAS SWORN IN AS THE ARMY'S TOP UNIFORMED OFFICER LAST YEAR.

 

 

SOME BIBB COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD SEATS ARE UP FOR GRABS ON AUGUST 21ST.
VOTERS WILL SELECT CANDIDATES IN SCHOOL BOARD PRIMARY ELECTIONS ON THE SAME DATE AS STATE SENATE RUN-OFF ELECTIONS.
BEFORE THAT DATE... WE'LL INTRODUCE YOU TO THE SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES STARTING WITH THE THREE IN DISTRICT ONE-- EAST MACON.
Sutton: "The climate right now is just highly explosive. It's dysfunctional. There is role confusion. There is too much emphasis on administration rather than on the children. And so as a mediator I will use my skills to redirect back to the issues which is what mediation is all about."
Carter: "I think a lot of things are happening, I think good things will continue to happen. But I think we got to get together and support our school system and forget about personal agendas and vendettas or whatever and put our children first. I'm so compassionate about that."
McKeever: "My abiliy to talk to the students hands on, go talk to the parents, that's what I feel like I bring to the table and making sure their concerns are met."
THAT'S 18-YEAR OLD MACON STATE STUDENT MICHAEL MCKEEVER.
HE SAYS HE DECIDED TO RUN BECAUSE HE FEELS THE CURRENT LEADERSHIP IS NOT RESPONSIVE TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS.
HE'S RUNNING AGAINST 55-YEAR OLD BRENDA SUTTON, WHO SAYS HER POSITION AS A DIRECTOR OF MEDIATION IN THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM GAVE HER INSIGHT INTO DISCIPLINE AND INSTRUCTION GAPS IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM.
THEY ARE HOPING TO UNSEAT 75-YEAR-OLD ELLA CARTER... WHO SERVED IN THE SYSTEM FOR 47 YEARS... AND NOW WANT'S TO BE PART OF THE DAWN OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL AGE IN CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION.
WE WILL HAVE THE EXTENDED INTERVIEWS WITH THOSE THREE CANDIDATES ON OUR HOMEPAGE 13-WMAZ-DOT-COM.
AND CANDACE ADORKA WILL GIVE YOU AN EXTENDED LOOK AT EACH B-O-E HOPEFUL... TONIGHT ON EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 11.

 

 

MITT ROMNEY'S ATTACK OF PRESIDENT OBAMA'S NEW JOBS REPORT CONTINUED TODAY... THIS TIME IN A LIVE INTERVIEW.
DURING AN INTERVIEW ON CNN'S STATE OF THE UNION... THE SOON TO BE NOMINEE POINTED OUT THE FLAWS IN THE PRESIDENT'S RECORD WHEN IT COMES TO JOBS.
THE PRESIDENT SAID ON FRIDAY THE NUMBERS FOR JULY SHOW 29 STRAIGHT MONTHS OF JOB GROWTH.
BUT ROMNEY POINTS OUT THE FIGURES ALSO SHOW A SLIGHT RISE IN UNEMPLOYMENT
The Republicans in Congress watched the Democrats in Congress four years ago pass the president's jobs bill. His stimulus bill. $787 billion of new borrowing. And they saw the results. They were told unemployment would stay below 8%. It's not been below 8% since.
MORE THAN FOUR-POINT-THREE MILLION JOBS VANISHED IN THE FIRST 13 MONTHS OF THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY.
BUT THE JOB GROWTH SHOWN IN THE JULY REPORT... SHOWS THE PRESIDENT IN REACH OF HAVING AN OVERALL POSITIVE JOBS RECORD BY ELECTION DAY -- WITH FOUR MILLION NET JOBS NOW ADDED BACK

 

 

 

WHLE ROMNEY CONTINUES TO CAMPAIGN HARD... OBAMA TOOK A BREAK FROM HIS PRESIDENTIAL DUTIES... TO PLAY A ROUND OF GOLF ON HIS 51ST BIRTHDAY.
HE KICKED OFF A QUIET WEEKEND AWAY FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRIAL AT ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE SATURDAY.
THE PRESIDENT THEN HEADED TO CAMP DAVID... YOU CAN SEE HIM GETTING ON THE HELICOPTER.
OBAMA GOT SOME EARLY BIRTHDAY WISHES ON THURSDAY DURING A RALLY IN FLORIDA.
HE RETURNS TO THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL NEXT WEEK IN CONNECTICUT AND COLORADO.

 

 

BETWEEN ROMNEY AND OBAMA... YOU MAY FORGET THE OVAL OFFICE IS FAIR GAME TO WHOEVER LANDS ON THE BALLOT....
AND CALIFORNIA BASED... PEACE AND FREEDOM PARTY HAS THEIR NOMINEE...
IT'S ROSANNE BARR... AND HER RUNNING MATE... IS CINDY SHEEHAN.
SHEEHAN IS THE MOTHER OF A SOLDIER KILLED IN IRAQ... AND ANTI-WAR ACTIVIST BEST KNOWN FOR HER PROTEST OUTSIDE OF THEN-PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH'S CRAWFORD, TEXAS, RANCH.
AS OF NOW, BARR WILL NOT APPEAR ON ENOUGH BALLOTS IN NOVEMBER TO HAVE A MATHEMATICAL CHANCE OF WINNING THE WHITE HOUSE.... OR HAVING MUCH OF AN EFFECT ON THE FINAL OUTCOME.
THE PEACE AND FREEDOM PARTY, BASED IN CALIFORNIA, HISTORICALLY HAS HAD LITTLE BALLOT PRESENCE OUTSIDE THE STATE.

 

 

PARENTS AND KIDS HAVE A CHANCE TO FILL UP ON ESSENTIAL SCHOOL SUPPLIES IF THEY HEAD DOWN TO CENTRAL CITY PARK FOR AN EVENT CALLED...BACK PACK BLESSINGS. JUDY LE HAS THAT STORY.
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nat - filling backpacks
PARENTS AND KIDS MIGHT HAVE ARRIVED EMPTY HANDED AT CENTRAL CITY PARK...BUT THEY LEFT WITH A HANDFUL OF GOODIES...
sot - supplies
sot - supplies
sot - supplies
sot - supplies
FOR THE FIRST TIME....PROJECT GIVING HOSTED AN EVENT CALLED... BACKPACK BLESSINGS.
sot - toni slaid, founder & dir - we started at 2 oclock. it's 2:13 and we probably have 300 people here already
IT'S A CHANCE FOR KINDERGARTENERS THROUGH 5TH GRADE STUDENTS TO GET FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS... EYE EXAMINES...HAIR CUTS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES... ALL IN ONE PLACE
sot delores edwards, mother - im here today to pick up school supplies for my little people. bacially it really helps as a single parent to have organizations that will donate things that will give your kids off to a good jump start
THERE ARE ENOUGH BACKPACKS AND GEAR TO EQUIP ONE-THOUSAND STUDENTS.
sot toni - we want the message to be when they leave today...you are loved
THE EVENT LASTS FIVE HOURS. IF ALL THE SUPPLIES HAVE BEEN PICKED UP...IT WILL STILL REMAIN OPEN TO SERVICE OTHER NEEDS.
alton oliver - she told me to breathe in and out twice and she had checked my ears
ALL THIS PREPARTION IS FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL...WHICH IS ONLY A FEW DAYS AWAY.
JUDY LE..13WMAZ..EYEWITNESS NEWS.
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THE EVENT STARTED AT 2-PM AND WILL END AT 7-PM.

 

 

 

SUGAR MAY BE SWEET BUT SOME EXPERTS ARE SAYING IT MAY NOT BE THE BEST THING FOR OUR BODIES.
NEW RESEARCH SHOWS IT COULD BE CONNECTED TO CANCER.
THAT'S JUST ONE OF THE STORIES YOU'LL SEE TONIGHT ON 60 MINUTES.
YOU CAN WATCH THAT ENTIRE INTERVIEW TONIGHT AT 7 O-CLOCK.... RIGHT HERE ON 13WMAZ.

 

 

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