Eyewitness News at 11:00: January 6, 2013

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Thank you for joining us for Eyewitness News at Eleven.
I'm Jennifer Moulliet.

Macon police are investigating two Saturday afternoon shootings at Freedom Park. One teenage boy was shot in the arm and another teenage girl was shot in the leg.
Around two p-m, the boy was shot at freedom park and taken to the Medical Center for treatment and released.
The girl was shot an hour later off Morgan Drive. Police say she actually suffered a bruise instead of a bullet wound.
Brinceson Sanders says he heard the gun shots. He's lived off of Morgan Drive for ten years and says crime is a big problem in that neighborhood.
Brinceson Sanders: "Here lately, it's been a good bit of gunshots running through here. But it's time to be concerned about it ok."
Investigators say a gold Honda Accord was seen at both places when the shots were fired.
Anyone with information please contact Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.

The man accused of gunning down scores of moviegoers at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater last summer, is expected to face a judge Monday.
At issue?
Is there enough evidence to require 25-year-old James Holmes to stand trial for what's been called one of the nation's worst mass murders.
Casey Wian reports.
Nats of 9-1-1 call... 315 and 314 first shooting at Century Theaters, 14 300 East Alameda Avenue, they're saying somebody's shooting in the auditorium.
He came down with his gun in my face.
He was about three feet away from me at that point.
In that incident, I honestly didn't know what to do.
I was terrified.
Nats of 9-1-1 call... We need rescue inside the auditorium, multiple victims.
The guy was just standing by the exit firing away.
He's not aiming at a specific person.
He's aiming everywhere, trying to hit as many people as he can.
Nats of 9-1-1 call... I've got a child victim. I need rescue at the back door, Theater Nine, now.
I was thinking I just got to get out of the door, even if I fall dead, just get my kids out of here.
It was just so horrible.
Nats of radio call...Suspect is going to be male, unknown race, black camo outside outfit believed to be wearing a vest, gas mask and multiple long guns.
Court nats... You have the right to remain silent.
THAT SUSPECT, 25-YEAR-OLD JAMES HOLMES, IS CHARGED WITH KILLING 12 PEOPLE AND WOUNDING DOZENS MORE.
Nats.
PROSECUTORS ARE EXPECTED TO CALL SCORES OF WITNESSES BEFORE ARAPAHOE COUNTY DISTRICT JUDGE WILLIAM SYLVESTER.
HE'LL DETERMINE WHETHER THE EVIDENCE IS SUFFICIENT FOR HOLMES TO STAND TRIAL ON MORE THAN 150 COUNTS, INCLUDING MURDER, ATTEMPTED MURDER AND WEAPONS CHARGES.
THE WEAPONS INCLUDED EXPLOSIVES ALLEGEDLY USED TO BOOBY-TRAP HOLMES' APARTMENT.
HIS ATTORNEYS ARE EXPECTED TO PRESENT A DIMINISHED MENTAL CAPACITY DEFENSE.
The government's going to absolutely say that.
The government's going to say this guy wasn't crazy.
He was crazy like a fox.
He was conniving.
He was premeditated.
He was methodical and that all may be true, but at the same time you can also have a mental disease or defect.
HE HAD BEEN SEEING A PSYCHIATRIST AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, WHERE HE WAS A DOCTORAL CANDIDATE IN NEUROSCIENCE UNTIL DROPPING OUT IN JUNE.
HIS ATTORNEYS SAY HE WAS HOSPITALIZED IN NOVEMBER AFTER REPEATEDLY BANGING HIS HEAD INTO A JAIL WALL.
THE PRELIMINARY HEARING IS EXPECTED TO LAST SEVERAL DAYS.
THE JUDGE HAS ISSUED A SWEEPING GAG ORDER, SO THIS MAY BE THE FIRST TIME THE PUBLIC HEARS MUCH OF THE EVIDENCE AGAINST HOLMES.
Again, 25-year-old James Holmes is expected to be in court Monday.

Representative Rick Nolan sat down with Bob Schieffer on CBS' face the nation to talk about an assault weapon ban... He says he's an avid hunter and believes in the second amendment... But he think there needs to be stricter regulations on guns.
Rep. Rick Nolan: "you know what I don't need an assault weapon to shoot a duck and I think they ought to be banned and I think we need to put a ban on the amount of shells you can carry in a magazine and I think we need to stregthen our background checks."
But Representative Matt Salmon says he can't support anything that violates any of the amendments in the Bill of Rights and he says he doesn't think impeding on people's rights to bear arms in the right answer.
Rep Matt Salmon: "I was here during the assault weapon ban it happened in 1992 for six years during the assault weapon ban and I remember when that happened right in the middle of the assault weapon ban. Lets stop placating the american people and telling them we're doing something when we're really doing nothing."

Yesterday we brought you a story from inside Macon-Bibb's Animal Shelter.
We told you twelve dogs needed homes or they'll be euthanized Tuesday.
Well one woman who's roots lie in Central Georgia but now lives in Acworth says she'll pay the adoption fees if someone will give those animals a home.
Anna Bowman: "To them you are all they have they are completely innocent... Well in my eyes they are they are helpless they cannot help themselves they're totally dependent on you so I have a responsibility to take care of someone or something that's not able to care for themselves it's a complete joy and blessing."
If you want to rescue one or more of the twelve dogs we showed you yesterday. You can email Anna Bowman at A-C-M-L-E 6-8-6-7 at gmail.com.Remember come Tuesday these dogs will be put down if they're not adopted.

It was bridal mania. From engaged couples to curious individuals...central georgians showed up at the Blacksmith Shop off Poplar Street to see what goodies they can snatch.
Macon's Wedding Ring hosted the event to showcase about twenty different vendors that help making a wedding possible.
For some brides...this makes the experience real.
Michelle Brechte: "we're new to the georgia area so we thought this would be a great opportunity to check out vendors that are around...to make our wedding special and perfect."
Mekayla Ivery & Terrence Murphy: "the anxiety is just really picking up -- I've never been married before, so me, just proposing to her was a big deal for me. Now that i'm getting in depth in out engagement...i didn't know it takes this much."
Mekayla Ivery & Terrence Murphy: "he got down on one knee and asked if I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him....i think I was more in shock that anything. -- this makes it real. Having a date that's set makes it real. It's very exciting."
"September 21st 2014 is our date -- 2013 -- 2013 is our date. See, I'm already messing it up. I hope I don't do our anniversary like that."

Everyday you trust that the things you bring into your home are safe for you and your family but when those products don't work the way they should, the company issues a recall to protect you.
Goodman Company is recalling their Amana Heating and Cooling units because the serial plates on the units have inaccurate information that could result in installers using under-sized wiring... Posing a fire hazard.
The company hasn't received any incident reports.
The units were sold at heating and cooling equipment dealers nationwide from June 20-12 to October 20-12 for around 56-hundred dollars.
For more information call (800) 394-8084.
Academy Sports and Outdoors is recalling their Crossbow cocking ropes because the hooks attaching the rope to the crossbow string can break and cause it to recoil posing a laceration hazard.
The company has received four incident reports. Three of those resulted in lacerations.
The ropes were sold exclusively at academy stores nationwide from June 20-12 to October 20-12 for around ten dollars.
For more information call (888) 922-2336.
Brower is recalling their top hatch egg incubators because the base can ignite during use posing a fire hazard to consumers.
The company has received three reports of fires and no injuries were reported.
The incubators were sold at Mills Fleet Farm and other farm supply retailers from January 2009 to September 20-10 for around 200 dollars.
For more information call (800) 553-1791.
That's it for this week's recall wrap. For more information on recalled products visit our website 13WMAZ.com... Look for the features dropdown menu on our homepage... And select recalls.

After three weeks as king, The Hobbit has to settle for 3rd place at the box office.
So who stole the show?
Elizabeth Corridan tells us in today's Hollywood Minute.
AFTER A PHOTOGRAPHER WAS HIT AND KILLED WHILE TRYING TO SNAP PHOTOS OF JUSTIN BIEBER'S CAR LAST WEEK, ONE LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCILMAN SAYS MORE HAS TO BE DONE TO PREVENT THIS KIND OF TRAGEDY.
It's about enforcement. it's about enforcement by the local law enforcement but clearly there's the responsibility by the celebrities, by the photographers, we need to safeguard people.
It's really a tragedy but hopefully we can learn from this experience and we can have the cooperation.
BIEBER WAS NOT IN THE CAR AT THE TIME AND HAS SINCE RELEASED A STATEMENT OFFERING HIS CONDOLENCES AND CALLING FOR CHANGES TO PROTECT CELEBRITIES, POLICE, BYSTANDERS AND THE PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO GO TO GREAT LENGTHS TO GET HIGH PROFILE PICTURES.
WEEKEND MOVIEGOERS WERE IN THE MOOD FOR A FRIGHT.
"TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D" DEBUTED AT NUMBER ONE.
TICKET SALES FOR THE HORROR MOVIE HIT 23-MILLION DOLLARS.
"DJANGO UNCHAINED", LAST WEEKEND'S RUNNER UP, FINISHED IN THE SAME SPOT AGAIN THIS WEEK.
THE QUENTIN TARANTINO FLICK BROUGHT IN ANOTHER 20-MILLION DOLLARS AND PUSHED ITS DOMESTIC HAUL TO OVER 106-MILLION DOLLARS.
AFTER THREE WEEKS AT NUMBER ONE, "THE HOBBIT:AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY" SLIPPED TO NUMBER THREE, TAKING IN 17-AND-A-HALF MILLION DOLLARS.
FOR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE, I'M ELIZABETH CORRIDAN.

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