Eyewitness News at Six: May 5, 2013

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Thank you for joining us.
I'm Jennifer Moulliet.

Some people were enjoying a quiet day at the movies when a local theatre was evacuated in Macon.
It was a precautionary measure by the staff at the Amstar on Zebulon Road because a bag was left unattended.
According to Bibb County Sheriff spokesman Sean Defoe a person watching the movie reported a back pack left behind. In the seat next to them possibly from the show before.
The theater, as a precaution notified the sheriff's office and the Macon police bomb disposal unit was called out.
There wasn't an official bomb threat and authorities found children's clothes and books in the back back.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this morning's car accident on Houston Lake road.
That's according to the Houston County Sheriff's office.
Thirty four year old Evelena Bonner Adams and her passenger Demarko Howard, both from Macon, died at the scene of the accident.
Their vehicle hit another car head on at around two this morning.
The other driver is 25 year old Samantha Scroggins of Bonaire.
She was transported to Macon Medical Center with Serious injuries.
The accident is still under investigation.

A case that's unfolded on the Georgia coast involves a baby that died after being shot in the face.
Now police say a teenager charged in the shooting had bullets in his pocket when they arrested him a day after the incident.
Police have the 19 year old in custody and a search warrant in Glynn County says officers found .22 caliber bullets on the suspect.
Cops also say they later recovered a .22 caliber pistol that they think the teenager's mother and sister dumped in a saltwater pond.

The uncle of the dead boston Marathon bombing suspect says he makes arrangements for his nephew's burial for religious and traditional reasons.
Friends of Ruslan Tsarni (ROOS'-lahn SAHR'-nee) plan to wash and shroud Tamerlan Tsarnaev's (TAM'-ehr-lun tsahr-NEYE'-ehvz) body at a Worcester (WUS'-tur) funeral home.
Tsarni says the friends will help him keep the muslim tradition... Altough he understands that "no one wants to associate their names with such evil acts."
Funeral home director Peter Stefan says he's still looking for a cemetery who will accept Tsarnaev's body for burial.

This morning on Meet the Press, Newt Gingrich gave his own impressions about radical islam and how it relates to the boston bombing plot and investigation.
Newt Gingrich: "42 months after Ft. Hood we are pretending that this is a workplace incident when somebody jumps up, yelling Allah and kills a bunch of American soldiers clearly related to radical Islam. On the FBI most wanted list, 30 -- for terrorism, 30 of the 31 are Islamists. Yet the coverage of the first two days after Boston was, gee, I wonder what motivated these two Chechens? Now, we still refuse to come to grips with how serious and how long term this problem is going to be. I think it could be a 50 to 70 year problem."

Lawyers for the suspect charged with lying to investigators about the Boston Marathon bombings are asking a judge to release him from jail.
They say he had nothing to do with the bombing.
A detention hearing is scheduled Monday for Robel Phillipos.
Phillipos is charged with lying to investigators about visiting Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehvz) in a college dorm room after the bombings.
Two other friends were charged with conspiring to obstruct justice for hiding and destroying evidence.
Phillipos faces a max of eight years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted.

The Month of May means a lot of things one in particular celebrates new beginnings.
In keeping with the tradition of commencement, President Obama was back on a plan this morning headed to The Ohio State University.
It is his first commencement address of the season and fitting that it starts in Ohio because that state played a critical role in his re-election.
The university is giving diplomas to over 10 thousand students and that number includes one hundred and 30 veterans.
The president took this time to address many important topics but the main point of his speech was preparing for the decade ahead.

This morning on Face the nation, two important topics were up for discussion from significant events that have changed the world this week.
One happened just last night as Israel sent bombs into Syria overnight.
With the turmoil in Syria from a civil war and the movement of Hezbollah troops into the country the question was raised should Israel have responded in such a manner.
Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger from Maryland says the country has a right to protect themselves.
Dutch Ruppersberger: "Well first thing, I can't discuss anything about the Israeli strikes, but I will say this: Israel has the right to defend themselves at all times and they're in a very volatile area. I agree with Mike Rogers, it is a serious situation, a serious situation in Syria. They're in a position now where if Assad, that regime, the Assad regime will go down eventually but what happens after that?"
Ruppersberger continued on to say that America should not be so quick to jump in and police the region just yet.
There is enough for our own country to worry about.
Dutch Ruppersberger: "We have our own issues right now: Iraq, Afghanistan, we have sequestration, those types of issues. So when we move, and make the move to get in, we have to do it with a coalition. The Arab coalition, the other countries in that area. We have resources that no other country has, and we have to make sure that we use them."
In addition to the changes in the middle east they addressed social changes here at home.
The announcement of the first active male in the top four american professional sports introduces new changes that are similar to one other huge social movement in our country.
Bill Rhoden: "The history of the African American human struggle has been since the 17th century and it has been a great model for other movements to follow. There are a lot of differences, but I just don't want, I think this whole idea of human sexuality in pro sports is a thing unto itself, and that's what we should deal with."

The Amputee Prosthetic Clinic hosted a scuba dive in Macon today.
The event took place at the Divers Supply on Mercer University drive.
The first dive allowed amputees and those with physical challenges to experience the feel of freedom that scuba offers.
The dive was free to participants and it allowed amputees to discover the possibilities obtainable through adaptive recreation.
With all the changes in Technology you may have a little trouble keeping a head of the game.
Here to give you somethings to think about as well as tips for the little ones we have Brad Spiegel with us this evening.

Iron man three was a hit at the box office this weekend earning 175 point 3 million and that's just in the U-S.
The film shot past the 312 million international total for "Iron Man 2" in its entire theatrical run.
According to studio estimates, "Iron Man 3" had the second-biggest debut ever, behind the $207 point 4 million start last year for "The Avengers," which teamed him with other Marvel Comics heroes.

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