Eyewitness News at 11:00; November 11, 2012

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This is Eyewitness News at 11.
Good evening and thanks for joining us for eyewitness news at eleven.... I'm jennifer Moulliet.

 

A 14 year old girl is missing from Glennville.
According to the Glennville Police Department Griselda Cibrian was abducted by a 24-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.
The suspect goes by the name Daniel or Danny.
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 a few firefighters injured.
60-year-old Horace Maddox died today in a fire that consumed a one-story home off the Gray Highway.
Bibb County coroner Leon Jones said Maddox died of smoke inhalation and there were no signs of burns.
Some firefighters were also reportedly injured while fighting the fire. Maddox's sister....Karen Jackson...says she's in shock.
Karen Jackson- "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."
Macon Police Crime Lab and the Macon Fire Department arson investigators were on the scene. They have not announced a cause.

 

A Saturday night explosion in Indianapolis, Indiana killed at least two people and damaged dozens of homes.
Investigators aren't sure what caused the fiery blast but say they are looking into every possibility including trying to determine if there was a gas leak.
Susan McGinnis is at the scene of the explosion.
Crews picked through the rubble of two homes leveled in an explosion in Indianapolis.
They're trying to determine what caused the powerful blast that killed two people and injured several others.
"THE HOUSE FELT LIKE IT PROBABLY MOVED A FOOT OR SO AND ALL WE COULD DO WAS GET OUT OF HERE."
Officials say the explosion damaged at least 80 homes and DOZENS ARE DAMAGED ENOUGH THAT THEY may have to be torn down.
The fiery blast around 11 Saturday night LEFT NEIGHBORS SHOCKED.
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."
About 200 people were forced to evacuate WHILE firefighters BATTLED THE FLAMES THAT HAD SPREAD TO OTHER HOMES.
SUSAN MCGINNIS- "THIS HOME IS ABOUT 100 FEET FROM THE SITE OF THE EXPLOSION - IT'S ONE OF THE HOMES THAT CAUGHT ON FIRE. PEOPLE SAY THEY FELT THE BLAST AS FAR AS THREE MILES AWAY."
DEBBIE WAGNER/LIVES NEAR BLAST- "THE HOUSE FELT LIKE IT WAS SHAKING, MY HEART, MY CHEST WAS SHAKING I FELT, IT WAS NOTHING LIKE YOU EVER EXPERIENCED."
The Wagners live ABOUT 300 YARDS FROM THE SITE OF THE EXPLOSION.
The BLAST shattered some of their windows and blew-in their front door.
DEBBIE WAGNER/LIVES NEAR BLAST) "PEOPLE ARE JUST KIND OF IN SHOCK BECUASE IT WAS SUCH A SUREAL THING - NOBODY KNEW WHAT IT WAS."
This community is coming together. Neighbors quickly stocked relief centers with food, diapers and anything people who can't go back home may need.
Some people were allowed back home Sunday night but it may be days before others will be able to return.
Investigators say they are considering whether a gas leak could have caused the blast but they say it could take weeks to finish the investigation.

 

Superstorm Sandy victims got a helping hand, and a hot meal, from their friends in New Orleans.
A team from Zatarain's of New Orleans traveled to Staten Island.
They served up thousands of meals, including jambalaya, to first responders and others affected by the storm.
Volunteers say their city got help after Katrina, and now they're paying it forward.
Dudley Passman (Zatarain)-"the main reason we're here is because we knew how people came to New Orleans and a lot of that was New York firefighters. It was a big impact with that. They came and helped their fellow firefighters, helped feed us and do things so as soon as we had the opportunity to come up, we jumped on the truck, came up and started cooking jambalaya."
Sandy is responsible for at least 113 deaths, 43 in New York City alone.

 

 

There's been a lot of talk about sequestration and would it could mean for our nation's defense.
CBS' David Martin reports from the pentagon.
THE DREADED SEQUESTRATION WOULD DOUBLE THE $500 BILLION IN CUTS THE PENTAGON IS ALREADY PLANNING TO MAKE OVER THE NEXT DECADE. DEFENSE SECRETARY PANETTA HAS NOT MINCED WORDS ABOUT WHAT THAT WOULD MEAN.
PANETTA ASSOC OF DEFENSE COMMUNITIES- "IF SEQUESTRATION IS ALLOWED TO GO INTO EFFECT, IT'LL BE A DISASTER FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE."
ACCORDING TO PANETTA, THE NEW AMERICAN STRATEGY OF PIVOTING AWAY FROM THE WARS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN TOWARD THE PACIFIC AND AN EMERGING CHINESE SUPERPOWER WOULD COME UNDONE.
PANETTA / ASSOC OF DEFENSE COMMUNTIES- "ALL OF THAT CAN GO TO HELL IF CONGRESS DOESN'T FACE UP AND DEAL WITH THE ISSUE OF SEQUESTRATION."
IN THIS LETTER TO SENATORS, PANETTA WARNED THAT BY THE TIME SEQUESTRATION WAS OVER, THE U.S. WOULD HAVE ITS SMALLEST GROUND FORCE SINCE 1940, SMALLEST NAVY SINCE 1915 AND SMALLEST AIR FORCE EVER -- A BLEAK PREDICTION WHICH IGNORES THE QUANTUM LEAP IN WEAPONS TECHNOLOGY BETWEEN OBAMA FOREIGN POLICY DEBATE- "WE SPEND MORE ON OUR MILITARY THAN THE NEXT 10 COUNTRIES COMBINED. CHINA, RUSSIA, FRANCE, THE UNITED KINGDOM, YOU NAME IT -- THE NEXT 10."
SEQUESTRATION WOULD NOT CHANGE THAT.
TODD HARRISON- "WE WOULD STILL SPEND MOPE THAN THE NEXT 10 NATIONS COMBINED ON DEFENSE."
ACCORDING TO TODD HARRISON OF THE CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND BUDGETARY ASSESSMENT, IT IS NOT THE SIZE OF THE SEQUESTION CUTS -- ABOUT $50 BILLION A YEAR -- THAT WOULD BE SO DAMAGING BUT THE fact that they would be ACROSS-THE-BOARD. ACCORDING TO PANETTA, EXCEPT FOR MILITARY PAY, EVERY PROGRAM FROM THE HIGH PRIORITY JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER TO LOWER PRIORITIES LIKE MILITARY BANDS WOULD BE CUT BY THE SAME AMOUNT -- 23 PER CENT
(FONT TODD HARRISON/ CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND BUDGETARY ASSESSMENT:)
{SOT TODD HARRISON 19:26:34} IT IS ABSOLUTELY A FOOLISH THING TO DO. IF YOU WANT TO CUT THE DEFENSE BUDGET, THAT IS FINE, BUT THIS IS A FOOLISH WAY TO DO IT.
If the pentagon were allowed to pick and choose its cuts, sequestration might not be the disaster secretary panetta is predicting.

 

Competitors faced off in Red Bull's daring Flugtag Contest... To see who could make the best homemade human-powered flying machine.
116 thousand spectators came out to watch the festivities. There were some remarkable and hilarious crashes from the contestants.
but in the end, team Movember won with a flight of 54 feet.

 

 

In honor of veterans day we want to show you a report from Vallejo California.
It's a story about dolphins helping veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrom.
and the soldiers even left with some memorable art... Take a look.
THEY'RE WARRIORS WITH WOUNDS YOU CAN'T SEE.
VETERANS OF IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN SUFFERING FROM BRAIN TRAUMA, OR P-T-S-D.

A GROUP OF THOSE VETERANS GOT A CHANCE TO TRY A NEW APPROACH TO THEIR THERAPY IN VALLEJO TODAY.
CBS 5 REPORTER DA LIN SHOWS US HOW DOLPHINS HELP THE HEALING PROCESS.
THEY CAME HOME WITH INVISIBLE SCARS... hardened and psychologically TRAMATIZED BY THEIR COMBAT EXPERIENCES IN THE IRAQ WAR.
SOME... MORE WILLING THAN OTHERS TO TALK ABOUT THEIR INJURIES.
OF ALL PLACES... THEIR THERAPY TODAY TOOK PLACE IN A TANK AT SIX FLAGS DISCOVERY KINGDOM IN VALLEJO WITH SOME VERY SOCIALABLE AND LOVABLE DOPHINS.
THE TEN WAR VETARANS ARE PART OF A POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER RECOVERY PROGRAM KNOWN AS THE PATHWAY HOME.
AT FIRST, A LOT OF SKETICISM FROM THESE SERVICEMEN...
THE RELATIONSHIP STARTED WITH RUBBING OF THE DOPHINS...
ONCE THEY GOT COMFORTABLE... THE VETS STARTED DANCING WITH THE DOPHINS...
THEY EVEN RODE THE DOPHINS AROUND THE TANK...
IN JUST TWO SHORT HOURS... THAT EMOTIONAL CONNECTION BETWEEN THE VETERANS AND DOPHINS ENDED WITH KISSES.
THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THESE WOUNDED WARRIORS GOT TO WORK WITH THESE DOLPHINS. IT WAS SUCH A BIG SUCCESS THAT THE PROGRAM IS NOW THINKING ABOUT HAVING OTHER SOLDIERS COME HERE FOR FUTURE TREATMENT.
AS FOR THESE TEN VETERANS... THEY LEFT WITH BIG SMILES AND EVEN A GIFT... PAINTINGS FROM THE DOPHINS.

 

That is the show for tonight... We'll see you back here at 5 for Eyewitness News Mornin
But the news is always on at 13wmaz dot com....
Law call is next... Have a good night

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