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Macon police need your help locating 28 year old Derwin Eric Lawson. Lawson has been missing since Friday afternoon.
He was last seen on Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and third street in downtown Macon.
Lawson was wearing a red T-shirt and blue shorts and police believe he may be heading to south Bibb County.
If you've seen Derwin Eric Lawson or know where he may be. Please contact Macon Police at 478-751-7500.
That number again is 478-751-7500.
We have an update to a story that began earlier this month.
Bibb County Coroner, Leon Jones says fifty-seven year old Harold Green died at the hospital just after one this morning.
Green was trying to recover from a beating that happened April 4th at Second and Poplar Streets.
According to Macon Police, Green was thrown to the ground and kicked in the head by Lonnie Floyd Layson.
Layson remains in the Bibb Law Enforcement Center.
The suspect in the Boston Marathon Bombings is in serious condition and still has not been charged.
People around Boston are trying to get their lives back to normal while investigators continue to search for clues about why and how the suspects planned and executed the bombings.
Adriana Diaz has the latest from Boston.
Armed guards are stationed outside the Boston hospital where the surviving suspect in the Marathon bombings is being treated.
A special interrogation team - used on high value targets - is ready to question 19-year-old -Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (JOE-HAR SAR-NA-IEF ) when he's able to communicate.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick:"LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS ARE HOPING FOR A HOST OF REASON THAT THE SUSPECT SURVIVES BECAUSE WE HAVE A MILLION QUESTIONS AND THOSE QUESTIONS NEED TO BE ANSWERED. "
Officers did not read him his Miranda rights. THEY invokED a rarely used public safety exception.
Police captured Tsarnaev after a nearly day long search.
The chase started Thursday night when his older brother Tamerlan died after a fire fight with police.
Then officers spent Friday going door to door in Watertown looking for his brother Dzhokhar.
Pictures from Night vision cameras show he was hiding in a boat stored in a backyard.
After a second shoot-out Tsarnaev gave himself up and medics rushed him to the hospital.
(STANDUP) doctors here at Boston's Beth Israel are treating the suspect for serious injuries. CBS news has learned he's suffering from leg and neck wounds and could have bled to death if he hadn't been found in time.
Authorities are still in Watertown collecting evidence.
Residents are glad it's all over.
Nicholas Arcolano/Lives in Watertown: IT IS PRETTY SURREAL FINDING YOURSELF IN A WAR ZONE.
A memorial for the victims is growing in downtown Boston.
11-year-old Catherine Portillo left this note.
Catherine Portillo: WHEN I WROTE THAT I REALLY MEANT IT WITH MY HEART I REALLY HOPE BOSTON GETS BETTER.
Many here say they are glad life can finally start getting back to normal.
The F-B-I says they did have contact with the oldest brother (tsar-NY'-ehv) Tsarnaev in 20-11.
They looked into him after a foreign government flagged him.
But officials say they found nothing suspicious.
Senator Saxby Chambliss, Vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released this statement this afternoon in regards to the capture of (JOH'-kahr tsar-NY'-ehv) Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. It reads, "Given what we know, and more importantly don't know, about (JOH'-kahr tsar-NY'-ehv) Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother, this terrorist should be fully interrogated as an enemy combatant before any consideration is given to providing Miranda warnings."
Senator Chambliss says he's disappointed that it appears the administration is relying on Miranda's public safety exception to gather information... Which only allows at best a 48 hour waiting period... Which could expire since the suspect was critically wounded.
He says, "I urge this administration to do the right thing and deem this suspect as an enemy combatant so that we get as much intelligence as legally possible before the suspect is mirandized."
Federal assistance will hopefully ease the recovery efforts in west Texas.
The death toll from a Texas fertilizer plant rose to 14 on Friday, two days after a massive fire and explosion.
Answering President Obama's declaration of a state of emergency, FEMA says federal disaster assistance is now available to Texas.
The assistance from FEMA supports state and local response efforts.
Residents have quite a bit of cleaning up to do and the explosion damaged not only the plant but nearby homes, too.
The blast even registered as a 2-point-1-magnitude earthquake.
Some people in the small town of 28-hundred are now staying with friends or in hotels after their homes were damaged or destroyed.
People in Newton County were forced to take cover Friday night when a tornado moved through Mansfield.
At least three homes were demolished and about a dozen were damaged.
Kevin Rawson from our sister station WXIA takes a closer look at what happened.
The National Weather Service determined an E-F two tornado went through Mansfield Friday.
Mansfield is located in Newton County which is 36 miles east of downtown Atlanta.
Those pesky little biters seem to be enjoying the warmer weather almost as much as we are. We're talking about mosquitos and their population is on the rise.
The Bibb county mosquito spraying coordinator says the mosquito population directly correlates with rainfall.
Since there has been more rain this year than last year's dry summer there are more mosquitoes.
Spraying for mosquitoes were scheduled for April 1st but Bridges says he's seen an increase in calls since early March.
Joe Bridges: "It varies from day to day but generally we get five to 10 calls a day.(is that a lot?) for this time of year? "yes." The county is divided into 30 sections.
The program sprays 10 areas a week.
It takes 3 weeks to complete the entire county and then starts over again.
If the problem worsens, Bridges says the spraying will increase to three 15 areas a week and remember mosquitoes breed in places with standing water.
The day to celebrate our planet and highlight environmental efforts is Monday.
People around the world and right here in Central Georgia will have activities celebrating Earth Day.
But how green is the pink city?
Austin Lewis talked to some local "green" experts on some of their efforts this year.
With Earth Day around the corner how green is Macon?
Well over the past year, local environmental leaders say there is been more of to keep our city clean.
Keep Macon Bibb Beautiful says they've notice more interest in getting rid of the trash in the pink city.
Pam Carswell, Executive Director, Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful: "In the short period of time that I have been here I have seen a lot more people become involved in the clean-up process."
But she's still hoping for an Earth day to come around...where she only sees green.
Pam Carswell, Executive Director, Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful: "I would like to see it come to a point where I can reduce those type of litter clean ups because people are now taking pride in their community and putting trash in trash cans and not putting it out on the streets."
And the city of Macon is also looking for clean streets...they have a group that has cleaned up thousands of pounds of bed mattresses...sofas...and other trash.
Stephen Lawson, Grounds Superintendent for City of Macon: "Now we're up to 35 people coming consistently every Saturday we have picked up 38,050 pounds of trash in those 12 weeks across the city."
And local environmental leaders say you can also find more options to fill up a greener vehicles...from the electric car charges around downtown...to the E-85 fuel for fuel-efficient cars.
Middle Georgia Clean City say around 10-thousand cars in Central Georgia run on Flex Fuel.
Linda Smyth, Middle Georgia Clean City: "Clean Cities has been responsible for getting the grant money to help put in the alternative fuel dispensary pumps off 1-75."
While leaders say the pink city has become more green...the city can be cleaner.
Stephen Lawson, Grounds Superintendent for City of Macon: "I think that we're doing a good amount for our green efforts and everything but we can always do better."
Austin Lewis 13WMAZ Eyewitness News.
Lawson says they've started to plant more trees.
The Mayor wants 250 trees planted... and they have already planted 187.
Imagine this, 40 people in dragon boats, racing along Lake Tobesofkee.
It was all in good fun and for a good cause.
The dragon boat race is an annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
12 teams of sponsors showed up to help bring in funds for the cause.
The race is their largest fundraiser and organizers say more money will ensure more mentors for the program.
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