Eyewitness News at Eleven: May 11, 2013

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

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations continues to search for answers. In the case of a Middle Georgia State College student who went missing more than two weeks ago.
A spokeswoman from the GBI has informed 13 WMAZ they found information related to the case on the same street in Hawkinsville where suspect Robert Kane Rolison lives.
The spokeswoman told us that the evidence they found is "relevant to the investigation", but they are not releasing what the evidence is or how it relates to the case.
It has already been sent to a state crime lab for testing.
Yesterday, crews searched for Jmaal Keyes missing body by water but according to the spokewoman the investigation will continue on the ground.
The spokeswoman said that the water search has been discontinued and no evidence has led them back to the water at the moment.
The GBI spokeswoman would not confirm or deny if Rolison has admitted to a crime.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating an accident on the Hartley Bridge Road Overpass in South Bibb County.
One man has died in the crash, 87 year-old Robert Gamble of Byron.
The emergency call came in around eight forty-five tonight and officials say the wreck involves two vehicles.
One witness says traffic is backed up and those exiting Interstate 75 South cannot turn left onto Hartley Bridge Road, traffic is being rerouted.
Check back with 13wmaz dot com for more information.

Supporters of Sammie Davis Jr. took to the streets of downtown Macon this morning.
This time, marching to grab the attention of unregistered voters.
The march started at the Kroger on Pio Nono Avenue where Davis was shot and killed by Macon police officer Clayton Sutton last December.
Members of the local chapter of the NAACP led the march.
It ended at city hall with a prayer service then moved to Tattnall Square Park.
Local NAACP president Gwenette Westbrooks says the march was to inspire those who are unhappy with the current leadership in the city to vote in the upcoming election.

For two decades letter carriers across the country have dedicated this second Saturday in May to stamping out hunger.
The largest food drive in our nation supplies at least 70 million pounds of food to support the organization, Feeding America.
Feeding America supports over 37 million people who fight hunger.
Here in central Georgia non-perishable items were collected and dropped off at post offices in Macon.
Local members of the National Association of Letter Carriers say they're proud that their organization works to make a change in poverty.
Robert Collier, Manager of Customer Service, U.S. Post Office: "There are a lot of hungry folks in our community and the post office want to make sure that we do our part."
Michael Burns, Customer Service Supervisor, U.S. Post Office: "It always feels good to help people that really need help. I think we all get in that point... At some point in our lives wee need some help. So, it's always good to give back."
Donated items in this area will support the Middle Georgia Food Bank and the Salvation Army.

Just weeks before the school year ends some students were able to learn about the NASA space program.
The Museum of Aviation's national STEM academy held young astronaut's day for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math.
More than 300 students attended and There were 18 workshops setup for students to complete astronaut training activities like building model rockets and airplanes.
There were displays like the U- 2 pilot suit and tube food teaching students how astronauts survive in outer space.
Rahel Kefetew, 5th grade, Russell Elementary: "We learned how you can pressurize any kind of liquid and it can get really hard for humans in their suits."
Melissa Spalding, Director of Education, Museum of Aviation: "We want these children to grow up learning to love and be interested in STEM subjects so they'll want to fill those stem careers that are available here in our state of Georgia."
The STEM academy at the Museum of Aviation will offer summer programs throughout the month of June.
In July, they'll hold their annual Georgia STEM Day.

Richard Penniman, better known as Little Richard rolled into Mercer University to celebrate graduation and to be celebrated.
Born in Macon, the bedazzled singer was in town to be honored with a Doctorate in Humanities.
Dressed in blue from head to toe. He joined about 500 Mercer students waiting to claim their own diplomas.
A short video, documenting his success introduced the singer.
Afterwards he was bestowed the honorary degree.
Little Richard was unable to comment.

Graduation attendance at the University of Georgia got a little bit of a surprise.
Security was stepped up for the thousands of people who attended commencement services last night.
Every purse was searched and backpacks were not allowed as people entered Sanford Stadium for the service.
This extra precaution was the University's response to the Boston Marathon Bombings.

A feat so nice, one school had to do it twice.
Twins walk across the stage at Spelman as co valedictorians.
Erin Coleman has the story on a graduation double take.
KRISTIE AND KIRSTIE BRONNER. THAT'S KRISTIE ON THE RIGHT OF YOUR SCREEN, KIRSTIE ON THE LEFT. THEY'RE ARE IDENTICAL TWINS WITH AN IDENTICAL GPA.
Before we came to college we prayed that we would keep 4.0's all the way through but I don't think we ever really expected it.
You can have strength together.
THE SPELMAN COLLEGE SENIORS WILL GRADUATE IN A MATTER OF DAYS. THEY SAY THEY WORKED HARD. SO HARD AT FIRST, THEY MADE THEMSELVES SICK! BUT EVENTUALLY...
We learned how to have a balance to life and then to be able to appreciate the journey of college and be more healthy and be more happy.
Every semester we learned something new about life things we could apply to life things we could apply to school.
THEY BOTH MAJORED IN MUSIC. AND WAIT TILL YOU HEAR THEM SING.
You don't have to be the smartest you don't have to be the one who came in with the prior knowledge to be the one to succeed.
LIFE LESSONS FROM TWO OF SPELMAN'S SHINING YOUNG WOMEN WHO ARE SHARING THE SPOTLIGHT.
It's a great testimony and it's also fun to be able to share it with one another I don't think we'd want it any other way.
The Bronner sisters say they will join the youth ministry at their father's church.
They also plan to put those singing voices on a contemporary gospel album for young people.

We take a look at some travel news for you... starting in the air.
If you are heading on a flight out of Atlanta you may want to get up there even earlier.
Officials at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport ask travelers to arrive at the airport 90 minutes before their departure times.
Because of the impacts to TSA from federal budget cuts staffing levels may have lead to wait times as long as 70 minutes on Friday.
A spokesman for the airport says that only 13 of the 22 checkpoint lanes at the airport were being used.
In addition to that, the air port handled 10 thousand more passengers on Friday than on a typical day.
Officials say they are using additional customer service representatives to help direct travelers to the shortest lanes available.

Governor Nathan Deal is scheduled to tour the state next week to educate boaters on the new laws.
He will join Officials from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Department of Public Safety and the Governor's Office of Highway safety on stops throughout the state including right here in Central Georgia.
New legislation sets a zero point eight blood-alcohol limit for anyone operating a boat... For hunters... And other sportsmen.
The legislation was drafted because of a high number of deaths on the water, including singer Usher Raymond's stepson.
The governor is scheduled to stop in Cordele and Milledgeville on Tuesday May 14th.
The new laws go into effect the day after.

And you may not have had anything to drink but if you're tired it may not matter.
Safety experts say drowsy driving is a growing problem and many americans admit they have done it.
A fatigue expert from the National Transportation Safety Board says drowsy driving and drunk driving can be equally bad.
Police have tools to determine a person's blood alcohol level or even if they are under the influence of drugs.
But detecting how drowsy a driver is not so easy.
Federal statistics show 11 thousand deaths from 2000 to 20-10 were related to drowsy driving.

Tensions increase during a standoff in New Jersey.
An armed man has held multiple hostages for more than a day.
Family members of one of the female hostages broke through the police barricade to confront officers.
They are angry that the standoff has continued since Friday afternoon.
Trenton police declined to provide details on how many people are being held. The ages of the individuals or their relationship to the armed man.
Police were called to the home Friday afternoon. When they entered they saw the man holding a gun.
They immediately retreated and called in a SWAT team.

In California, SWAT teams from three different counties search for a man Shane Franklin Miller, wanted for killing his wife and two young daughters.
The team uses an armored vehicle and two helicopters to search for the suspect. In rugged wilderness and limited access along California's north coast.
Miller is considered armed and dangerous and police say he knows the region well because he grew up there.
People who live in the area are asked to report any unusual activity or break-ins.
They are being asked to stay inside with the doors locked at night.

As law enforcement continues to work in these cases, the military took the time to honor some of their wounded. In Colorado.
Joining in the festivities was a dignitary from across the seas, touring the United States for a week.
Great Britain's Prince Harry joked with wounded service members from the Warrior Games competition.
The prince, a combat helicopter pilot, met with the 35 members of the British team.
He made his way to Colorado last night. Students and military officers welcomed him to the games.
He even participated in singing happy birthday to Missy Franklin, an Olympic swimmer from the United State who turned 18 this week.
Around 2 hundred and 60 athletes are expected to participate in the Warrior Games which will wrap up this upcoming Thursday.

 

Astronauts at the International Space Station performed an emergency space walk today.
They were investigating an ammonia leak.
According to NASA, although the leak is serious. It does not pose a safety threat to the crew on board.
Frozen flakes of Ammonia were spotted drifting from the station on Thursday from a frame that holds solar panels.
An unplanned spacewalk is a rare occurrence.

 

That is the show for tonight. We'll see you back here for weekend mornin at 7 a.m.
But the news is always on at 13wmaz dot com.
We'll see you tomorrow.

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