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First tonight, the search continues for a new home for the Macon-Bibb Animal Welfare department...and its getting closer.

 

 

The committee in charge of selecting the site met to discuss options today.

They did that in a closed session... But committee chair commissioner Lonzy Edwards say they've narrowed it down a little

< There's a site that we think has some appeal, but there's some additional pieces of information we need. We need to also make sure we have a fall back position in the event that that one does not pan out, so we're not in where close to a position where we can name that site or say you know which area of town we're looking. >

Edwards says they could make the decision on the architect for the shelter at their next meeting.

He says he hopes soon after they will agree on the location.

Construction plans all around tonight...as Bibb County Commissioners name the company that'll build the new juvenile justice center.

They voted to give the contract to a local company, Warren Associates.

That's according to County Chief Administrative Officer Steve Layson.

The center will be built near the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, and SPLOST funds will cover the cost.

Layson said Warren had the lowest percentage cost estimate for the building.

Georgia's H.B. 87 law, which seeks to solve the issue of illegal immigration, is causing problems for domestic violence victims.

At the annual gathering of the Georgia Commission of Family Violence at the Wilson Convention Center in Macon, immigration lawyers and social workers said in many cases, the law actually scares undocumented immigrants out of reporting domestic violence.

But Roswell immigration lawyer Joe Rosen says protections do exist and that no one should be afraid to report a crime.

Georgia's H.B. 87 law, which seeks to solve the issue of illegal immigration, is causing problems for domestic violence victims.

At the annual gathering of the Georgia Commission of Family Violence at the Wilson Convention Center in Macon, immigration lawyers and social workers said in many cases, the law actually scares undocumented immigrants out of reporting domestic violence.

But Roswell immigration lawyer Joe Rosen says protections do exist and that no one should be afraid to report a crime.

<the law enforcement and the courts really are there and have resources to be able to protect them and that they needn't be scared of law enforcement just because they're undocumented. The law provides as much protection to the undocumented as it does to the documented. >

He says there is a distinction between local and federal authorities, and reminded people that only federal immigration authorities actually have the power to deport undocumented residents.

There's a new top cop covering 10 Central Georgia counties.

Veteran law enforcement officer Rodney Wall recently became the new GBI Special Agent in Charge of Region 13.

The office is located in Perry.

Wall comes to the job from Columbus... Where he was the Special Agent in Charge there since 2007.

He considers the position a home coming of sorts.

Wall worked as a patrolman for the Warner Robins police in the late 80s and met his wife in the International City.

He's certified to search for bombs and recover bodies from disasters... But finds solving violent crimes to be the most rewarding work.

<The violent crime cases are challenging. I always look forward to challenges. Just to try and bring justice to the victims. Really work as a team approach on those violent crimes, because you want to bring all your resources together, and try to solve it as quickly as possible.>

Wall replaced Special Agent Gary Rothwell who retired in August.

From keeping communities safe....to keeping them clean.

Judy Le explains how you can show some love for Milledgeville...using rakes, brooms, and garbage bags.

The streets of downtown Milledgeville will soon be swept clean.

<it's coming up because our Deep Roots festival is in about 4 weeks now. It's perfect timing to get our downtown in tiptop shape >

Volunteers...get your brooms ready for Sunday. Milledgeville Main Street will host a Clean-Up Day that will last from 2 to 5 p-m.

The town looks clean and pristine...but there are some eyesores nestled in some cracks and crevices in between buildings.

<Alleyways like this one are considered an urban trash can. It's an easy way for people to throw away their litter. And it's places like these that volunteers will target.>

<I think it's great for the people in the community to get out and make the city more beautiful so we can all appreciate it more >

<We'll have rakes and shovels and stuff like that. We ask that people bring gloves and wear your work clothes and be ready to get dirty >

A Milledgeville resident of 51-years...Jeffrey Harrington has seen the town's messier moments.

<just after some of the festivals that we have and after a Thursday night party by the college kids. But other than that it's very clean>

Street clutter comes with a college town...but it's up to the people who live there to keep up its image.

Judy Le...13wmaz...eyewitness news

Volunteers are asked to meet at the Milledgeville Main Street office....at 127 East Hancock

Apple's new smartphone debuted in the U.S. And eight other countries Friday...

driving Apple stock up to an all-time high.

But the profits weren't what some analysts had predicted.

They say that's mainly because of limited supply.

Nonetheless, sales still set a record for any phone..*ever"...beating out last year's iPhone 4s. Apple said then...it sold 4 million phones in the first three days.

If you didn't snatch one up in the first few days though...chances are...you're in for a wait.

Online delivery times have stretched to three to four weeks.Street... at 2 p-m this Sunday.

<"i didn't want you to have life in the cheap seats.

These aren't the cheap seats. Spendng every waking moment with my dad watching baseball.">

Plenty of people filled theater seats this weekend...to see "trouble with the Curve"...

The movie...which features Clint Eastwood as an aging baseball scout...and Amy Adams...as his daughter...premiered Friday.

It features some sites familiar to Central Georgians...like Luther Williams field...and the Macon bar "cheers".

"trouble with the Curve" grossed 12-point-1 million this weekend... It was third at the box office.

Rounding out the rest of the top three...a horror-suspense flick called "house at the End of the Street". That one pulled in 12-point-3 million dollars.

And "end of watch"...a cop movie starring Jake Gyllenhall"...landed on top...taking in 13-point-1 million dollars.

CBS throws a new twist at an old premise this week in its fall lineup.

Forget the pipe-smoking, plaid-wearing image of detective Sherlock Holmes.

This network is introducing a new Sherlock...importing him from London...and giving him a very different Watson.

Bob Windsor previews "elementary".

TRACK: SHERLOCK HOLMES WAS CREATED IN 1877 BY SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE AND EVER SINCE...THE CHARACTER HAS FASCINATED MILLIONS ..INCLUDING PRODUCER ROB DOHERTY OF ELEMENTARY.

ROB DOHERTY SAYS OC: 11:15:04:17 I'M A HUGE FAN OF THE CHARACTER AND THE BOOKS AND WAS EXCITED TO TALK ABOUT IT.

TRACK: SHERLOCK AND HIS TRUSTED SIDEKICK DOCTOR WATSON WERE FEATURED IN 4 NOVELS AND 56 SHORT STORIES . THE SUPER SLEUTH, FAMOUS FOR HIS LOGICAL REASONING AND USE OF FORENSIC SCIENCE .. HAS BEEN BIG AT THE BOX OFFICE TOO AND HAS SPAWNED A POPULAR BBC TV SERIES.

Nat sound BBC

TRACK: THIS WEEK, BE PREPARED FOR A TOTALLY DIFFERENT SHERLOCK HOLMES ON ELEMENTARY

Nat sound show clip

JONNY LEE MILLER STARS AS A MODERN DAY VERSION OF SHERLOCK WHO IS IN DRUG REHAB SPORTS A FEW TATOOS AND IS BASED IN MANHATTAN

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CARL BEVERLY SAYS OC: I JUST FELT LIKE NEW YORK WOULD BE FORMIDABLE AN INTERESTING TO WATCH HIM NAVIGATE

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TRACK: MILLER SAYS HE'S NOT WORRIED ABOUT PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF SHERLOCK THAT ARE OUT THERE

JONNY MILLER SAYS OC: 20;40;015 THERE'S SO MUCH INFORMATION AVAILABLE IN THE BOOKS I FEEL THE SCRIPT STEERS AWAY FROM THOSE CHARACTERS I'M CONFIDENT THAT I AM DIFFERENT ENOUGH FROM THOSE TWO GENTLEMEN TO BE A DIFFERENT ENOUGH SHERLOCK

Nat sound being sleuth like

ROB DOHERTY SAYS OC; 11:17:46:01. HIS BRAIN IS MAKING CONNECTIONS THAT YOU KNOW THE REST OF US MAY GET TO EVENTUALLY BUT SHERLOCK IS ABLE TO TAKE A SNAPSHOT OF EVERYTHING HE LOOKS AND HE'S ABLE TO PICK THROUGH IT AND IDENTIFY THE IMPORTANT PIECES.

SHOW CLIP 2:24 My name is Joan Watson, I was hired to be your sober companion.

TRACK: LUCY LIU STEPS IN TO PLAY A FEMALE VERSION OF DOCTOR WATSON

LUCY LIU SAYS OC; 20;42:48 SHE GOES WHEREVER HE GOES SHE'LL FILL IN ONE OF THE PROBLEMS THAT IS MISSING AND WILL CONNECT ALL THE DOTS FOR HIM

24;28 Youre just embarrassed because I figured something you you didnt

LUCY LIU SAYS OC: 41:37 JONNY HAS TAKEN WHATEVER CHARACTER THIS IS AND HAS MADE IT SO FRESH AND SO DIFFERENT TO ME///edit// I THINK PEOPLE WILL BE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED AND EXCITING THERE'S SOMETHING VERY FUNNY VERY LOVABLE AND CURMUDGINGLY MIXED TOGETHER

TRACK: IN SHERLOCK'S HOMETOWN OF LONDON, SHERLOCK'S LEGACY REMAINS STRONG ..INSIDE THE SHERLOCK HOLMES PUB IS A SPECIAL EXHIBIT THAT RECREATES HIS INFAMOUS 221B BAKER STREET DIGS...

REACTION FROM SHERLOCK EXPERTS ACROSS THE POND ARE SOLID.

KATHERINE KAFERS /SHERLOCK HOLMES PODCASTER SAYS OC;' 10:05 WHEN IT WAS FIRST ANNOUNCED PEOPLE WERE QUITE DUBIOUS ABOUT IT A LOT OF THINGS HAVE BEEN CHANGED BUT I THINK IF YOURE GONNA HAVE A SHERLOCK HOLMES STORY YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT EVERY TIME OTHERWISE YOU ARE TELLING THE SAME STORIES SEEMS LIKE THE CBS VERSION IS MORE GRITTY THAN THE ONES WE HAVE HAD MORE RECENTLY

Clip 35;50 You're insane man says to Holmes ...no he was insane docter!

TRACK: CRACKING BIG CASES IN THE BIG APPLE HAS BECOME ELEMENTARY.

"elementary" premieres Thursday on 13WMAZ at 10 p,m.

Any golfers out there...know when you're never going to see that little white ball again.

But if you live in Baxter Springs Kansas...odds are..you might want to check with Russell Hurt.

Well, the one at the Baxter Springs Country Club dried up from the drought.

So...the longtime course-keeper decided to dig it up...and get the balls out of it.

And when they were done...he had about four-thousand of them.

Hurt says...the ones that are still in play-able condition will be donated to charity.

<well, they are not going to do any good. I never use them anyways. I probably have a thousand good ones myself. >

Russell Baxter has seen a lot of golf balls...and clubs...and carts in his time. He's been caddying since he was six years old.

Thanks so much, Courtney.

As we go to break...

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We'll be right back.

When Cancer Strikes... shopping may be on the last thing on your mind... But for some women in Warner Robins.... Color Me Pink, a shop that caters to the needs of cancer patients is just the comfort they're looking for.

 

Located off of Margie Drive in Warner Robins... This shop aides in the fight through treatment.

Offering... Support groups... Prosthetics and other gear to help win the battle.

Cynthia Kennedy says she feels at home when she comes into Color Me Pink.

<they also offer love, Judy and her husband are just very caring people when you come in they make you feel like part of the family, Judy always asks how you doing what's going on with the latest they even have a freezer back there with casseroles that was one of the first things when I met her, you need a casserole you need something to eat we have a freezer full come by anytime if you don't feel like cooking we'll give it to you." >

Owner Judy Mason also started the Georgia Cancer Friends Foundation which is aimed at helping financially strapped cancer patients pay their bills.

 

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