Eyewitness News at 6:00; November 11, 2012

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This is eyewitness news at 6.
Good evening... Thanks for joining us for eyewitness news at six, I'm Jennifer Moulliet.

 

A 14 year old girl has been abducted from Glennville, according to the Glennville Police Department.
Police believe Grizelda was abducted by a 26-year-old Hispanic man wearing a cowboy hat and they may be headed to Atlanta via I-16 West.
They're believed to be traveling in a 2003 black Chevy truck with a license plate number of PDH6391.
Grizelda is hispanic and is 5'7" and 185 pounds.
She has long black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a pink shirt and blue jeans.
Police believe her abductor is armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Glennville Police Department at (912) 654-2103.

 

A house fire in East Macon leaves one man dead...and firefighters injured. Judy Le has more.
Flames consumed a one story house off Gray Highway...sending distress signals in the air.
Macon-Bibb Fire Department answered the call around noon and was on the scene.
As some firefighters tamed the blaze in the front..others ran into the smoke from the back entrance. That's where the inferno trapped Horace Maddox. When his family found out about his condition....sister Karen Jackson was shocked.
"It wasn't true. It wasn't Horace in there."
Firefighters found the 60 year old in the bathroom and dragged him out. When Bibb County Coroner...Leon Jones arrived...he pronounced Maddox dead.
The gravity of the situation didn't hit Jackson until she saw the evidence -- a broken house and a broken family.
"My sister, I see my sister and them on the ground just crying and I couldn't believe it about Horace. There's no words I can say, you know."
Jackson says Maddox lived in a house with about eight other roommates...but was alone when the fire broke.
"I feel terrible about it, I feel sad about it. My heart hurts, but I know God is able."
Jackson says her last words to her brother...was Happy Birthday. Maddox celebrated his 60th..just two days before.
Judy Le...13wmaz...eyewitness news.
Macon Police Crime Lab and the Macon Fire Department arson investigators were on the scene. They have not announced a cause.

 

A late night explosion in Indianapolis, Indiana killed at least two people and damaged dozens of homes.
Erica Ferrari has the latest from New York.
An explosion leveled homes in the middle of and Indianoplis neighborhood - killing at least two people and injuring several others.
The force of the blast knocked garage doors off their tracks, shattered windows and tore siding off of houses.
Kenneth Bacon/Deputy Fire Chief Indianapolis Fire Dept ) - "THERE ARE HOMES THAT WILL HAVE TO BE TORN DOWN AND THERE ARE HOMES THAT CAN BE INHABITED WITHIN THE NEXT DAY OR SO BUT WE ARE EXAMINING EACH AND EVERYONE OF THEM."
Fire officials say the damage is massive - spanning two blocks in every direction.
(Doug Aldridge/Neighbor- "IT LOOKS LIKE A WAR ZONE."
The firey explosion happened around 11 Saturday night.
Kurt McDonald/Neighbor-"WE'RE SITTING THERE WATCHING TV AND NEXT THING YOU KNOW THERE IS THIS LOUD EXPLOSION AND THE WHOLE HOUSE SHOOK. THINGS FALLING OFF THE WALLS."
Kurt McDonald and other neighbors ran outside to help.
Kurt McDonald/Neighbor- "WE HEARD PEOPLE YELLING SO WE WENT IN PULLED OUT TWO DAUGHTERS AND THEN THE HUSBAND WAS TRAPPED UNDER A LOT OF DEBRIS WE GOT HIM OUT AND THEN THE WIFE WAS TRAPPED IN A RECLINER FINALLY GOT HER OUT."
Firefighters searched the damaged homes and say everyone is accounted for.
Emergency officials evacuated at least 200 people.
Some residents began returning home Sunday..
But, investigators say it could take weeks to determine the cause of the explosion.
Investigators say they are looking to see if a faulty gas line caused the explosion but they say no one reported a gas leak before the blast.
Police have not identified the people who died or were injured.

 

Senator Saxby Chambliss sat down with ABC's this week's George Stephenolous to discuss former CIA director... David Patraeus' resignation.
Patraeus resigned Friday after being linked to an affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell.
CHAMBLISS: "David Petraeus is a great leader,
a great patriot, and he is a guy who has probably contributed
more to the safety of the United States of America over the last
decade than any single individual. And he's a good leader. And
what leaders do when they're put in a difficult position is,
they lead. And he led here by doing what he thought was the
right thing. And I think he did do the right thing. I don't
think there's any question.
But what -- it would have been very difficult to continue
in his position if he had subordinates who might have engaged in
similar activity, how would he deal with that?
So I know that was his thought process. And at the end of
the day he did do the right thing and of course the president
did the right thing to accept his resignation."
In his resignation Patraeus acknowledged that he had shown extremely poor judgement by engaging in an affair.

 

 

I'd like to say thank you to all of our veterans in Central Georgia and around the world today.
The City of Warner Robins also held a ceremony honoring veterans.
Officials gathered in front of Warner Robins' City Hall this morning to recognize our veterans.
The presented plans for a proposed park in memory of Veterans... And dedicated a road Armed Forces Boulevard.
Afterwards American Legion Post 172 led a procession and a lunch.

 

 

It's Veterans Day across the country, and President Obama spoke during a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to show his thanks for U.S. service members.
Cristina Mutchler has that story.
"MILITARY VETERANS LIVING AND DEAD WERE HONORED AND REMEMBERED SUNDAY FOR SERVING THEIR COUNTRY.
PRESIDENT OBAMA LAID A WREATH AT THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY IN VIRGINIA IN A SOLEMN CEREMONY FOLLOWED BY HIS REMARKS AT THE AMPHITHEATRE.
Each year on the 11th day of the 11th month, we pause as a nation and as a people to pay tribute to you, to thank you, to honor you, the heroes over the generations who have served this country of ours with distinction.
THE PRESIDENT ALSO SAID AMERICA'S VETERANS ARE DESERVING OF MORE THAN A SINGLE DAY OF COMMEMORATION.
Today a proud nation express our gratitude. But we do so mindful that no ceremony or parade no hug or hand shake is enough to truly honor that service for of that we must do more. For that we must commit this day and everyday to serving you as well as you served us.
AFTER SPEAKING, OBAMA MET WITH MILITARY FAMILIES IN SECTION 60 OF THE CEMETERY -- WHERE VETERANS OF THE MOST RECENT WARS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN ARE BURIED."

 

 

New York City celebrated Veterans Day with a parade in Manhattan today.
And here's a look at it.... It's one of many celebrations taking place this weekend as people across the country pay tribute to veterans.
Thousands lined the streets of Manhattan for the parade, cheering and waving flags.
This year, the United War Veterans Council, which organizes the parade, also promoted the event as a rally for storm victims.
Volunteers collected winter coats for those in need nearly two weeks after Superstorm Sandy hit the area.

 

 

Over three hundred runners laced up their sneakers and hit the pavement in Macon to "Run with Ronald."
This was the first year of the Running with Ronald 5 point 10 "K" race at Tattnall Square Park.
Runners got a work out while helping the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
The Ronald McDonald House provides a place to stay for parents who's children are in the hospital.
Organizers added the point 10 miles on to the race to mark the 10 years the facility has been open.
Dawn Pridgen: "I delivered a set of premature twins, Drew and Kaylea. We are from Tifton and we stayed 101 days at the Ronald McDonald House. This charity is very dear to our hearts. We have been involved since we left."
Julie Wilkerson: "we've got family activities so a lot of our families have been invited back and have come back to run, but also just to celebrate with us. So we have activities in the park for them to enjoy as well."
Proceeds raised from the race will go to helping build another Ronald McDonald House.

 

That's it for the show, thanks for tuning in...
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