Hello, I'm Frank Malloy.
These are the top headlines...at home and abroad...tonight...April 18th.
Central Georgians...taking back the night...standing up for...and standing beside...all the mothers, sisters, wives, and daughters touched by violence.
And...the President...standing up for the innocent lost in Boston...with the man who was once his opponent...responding with words of praise for the Commander in Chief.
<obama: "Boston, you're my home. For millions of us, what happened on Monday is personal. It's personal.">
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That as the victims of Monday's tragedy are remembered at an emotional memorial service.
And as the FBI announces new developments in its investigation... releasing pictures of the two men they think are responsible for the terrorist attack...hoping someone can identify them...and bring justice to grieving families and victims.
And in another city, shaken to its core by a deadly blast at a fertilizer plant...
<The closer we got, we knew it was a really really big fire. Once I got to where I could see what was actually on fire being the fertilizer plant, I told him, I said, "We gotta get out of here son. You know, that fire could explode at any moment." We didn't make away from there far enough. >
Counting lives lost and forever changed in Waco, Texas...and surveying mass devastation.
<PM: Can you see any of the properties that have been damaged by the explosion?
CM: Yes. Yes. Yes. Both of my houses are totally destroyed.
PM: I'm sorry?
CM: I had dogs in the house, it killed my dogs. So..
PM: I'm so sorry...
CM: If my mother and I wouldn't have been outside, I'm sure we would've (inaudible) roof is completely caved in. Can't even get in the house.
Bond denied... For a man accused of killing his a Macon woman and dumping her body in the woods.
And the end of a chapter in the Clayton Sutton case...
< the bottom line is that the actions of the police officer, once he reasonably felt that he was in imminent danger of harm and felt in fear for his life, his conduct didn't violate any policy. >
A police review board finding only a minor protocol violation... In the way officer Sutton handled things the day he shot Sammie Davis Jr., police say, in self defense outside a Macon Kroger.
And... Did filing your taxes lead you through a longer paper trail than you cared to sort?
What to do with all that stuff.
First this evening... Central Georgians took back the night by speaking out against domestic violence and sexual assault.
Crisis Line and Safe House of Central Georgia held its annual awareness event.
This years theme was Shine the Light.
Supporters shared their very personal stories and listened to a speaker.
T-shirts and postcards designed by victims were displayed.
Domestic violence survivor Regina Harp says there's a lot of power behind the artwork.
< Regina Harp, Warner Robins: It's getting their feelings out and it's telling their story. It's kind of like a piece of this is what I did and this is how I got out of it >
Organizer Dottie Stafford says the center will hold a volunteer training in May.
It will link volunteers with sexual assault victims.
Meanwhile...a man accused of killing his girlfriend and dumping her body in the woods earlier this month... Will remain in jail.
Brandon Davis... listened to his commitment hearing while attorneys discussed the charge against him.
Davis is accused in the death of Chassity Lester.
During the hearing... prosecutors say a man who knew both Davis and Lester spoke about jealousy being the motive.
Investigators say ...They felt Davis was their man...when he allegedly told several people about Lester's death before her body was discovered.
Davis's attorneys asked for bond to be set for their client.
That request...was denied.
His case will be passed on to superior court for possible indictment.
The Bibb County school board has just over a week and a half to pick an interim superintendent... Or they could be in violation of state law.
The state requires every district to have a superintendent... The board put Susanne Griffin-Ziebart in as 'acting' superintendent... But her term ends May first.
Twenty-nine people applied for the interim spot... The application deadline was Friday.
Wanda West and acting board president Sue Sipe will take suggestions from the board this week... On how to pick their top candidate.
The board plans to vote on the procedure at their meeting next Thursday.
<because time is of the essence, and we are involved in the major budget processes, but this is a very important thing that we must do.>
Board members hope the superintendent search... Their budget crunch... And other agenda items will be a little easier after tonight's meeting.
They hired a facilitator from the Georgia School Board Association... To help them develop a unified vision for the district.
The board addressed their concerns on how to move forward... Including suggestions like... Not focusing on the past.... Being better prepared at meetings... And establishing better lines of communication within the district.
Justified...that's the decision from a 9-person review board that examined the shooting of Sammie Davis Junior back in December.
That panel included members of the Macon police department...2 outside officers...and 2 citizens.
By a unanimous vote...they came to the same conclusion as the GBI...and District Attorney David Cooke.
They all said Sutton was in fear of his life....after Davis lunged at him....and cut his neck.
The Review Board did say Sutton committed what they called a minor policy violation when he failed to check in with dispatchers after arriving at the grocery store..
< the bottom line is that the actions of the police officer, once he reasonably felt that he was in imminent danger of harm and felt in fear for his life, his conduct didn't violate any policy.
A reprimand for the protocol violation will go into Sutton's file...but Carswell says, the six year Macon Police veteran is back on the job...For now he is working in the office rather than out on patrol.
Tonight... The Boston Marathon Investigation continues to develop...as the FBI asks the public for help in finding two men they believe are responsible for the twin blasts that killed 3 and injured as many as 180 more Monday.
A lead agent says the photos came from surveillance cameras near the explosion sites.
The man they call subject number one...is in the black hat...dark jacket...backpack strapped to his back.
He was closely followed by fbi suspect number 2...highlighted in a white hat.
They say anyone with information...should call 1-800-CALL-FBI. Again....1-800-CALL-FBI.
Those images...stand in stark contrast to another moment captured on camera today...
The president and Mrs. Obama..visiting with victims of the blast...and comforting their families.
The first couple made the stop today after they attended an interfaith service in honor of the bombing victims.
<"Our prayers are with the Richard family of Dorchester. To Denise, and their young daughter, Jane, as they fight to recover. Our years are broken for 8-year-old Martin, with his big smile and bright eyes. His last hours were as perfect as an 8-year-old boy could hope for, with his family eating ice cream at a sporting event. And we are left with two enduring images of this little boy, forever smiling for his beloved Bruins, and forever expressing a wish he made on a blue poster board, "No more hurting people, peace." No more hurting people, peace.">
The president also told the citizens of boston, "this may be your hometown... But we claim it too."
Bills...receipts...credit card statements... You don't want to just leave them in the trash for someone to find... But what do you do with all that paperwork?
A local credit union can help you clear the clutter.
Robins Federal Credit Union began its free shredding service today.
Twice a year... all branches allow the public to drop off their old bills... credit card statements... and any documents that contain personal information.
From there... they go straight to the shredder.
< Amy Etheridge, Marketing Coordinator, Robins Federal Credit Union: It'll just cut down on identity theft and people's ability to get that information and use it in ways that they don't need to be and to just keep clutter down.>
The Robins Federal Credit Union in Macon on Zebulon Road will provide shredding services Tomorrow... from 9 to noon.
The Better Business Bureau will offer shredding as well...on Saturday...at the Walmart...also on Zebulon.
< As we gather on the House floor I want to take a moment to remember all of those affected by the explosion at West and those who have been injured or killed and their families and their loved ones. I would also like to recognize the bravery of the first responders and the volunteers from our community and actually from all over Texas who have come to the aid of those in need. I want to thank my House colleagues for their many offers of support and I also ask for a moment of silence. > A moment of silence today...in our nations capitol...for those who died in boston...and waco...during a tragic week.