Eyewitness News at 6: June 1, 2013

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

A suspect in a triple murder in South Carolina may show up in central Georgia.
Law enforcement all over the area will be on the lookout for 31-year-old Jeffrey Eady wanted for questioning in connection with three killings.
Cara Cotton-Donlon of the Bibb County Sheriff's Office says they've received an alert from South Carolina officials.
They say Eady may have used a credit card in Macon Friday morning.
Donlon says he's believed to be headed to Florida.
He's six-foot one, 190 pounds and believed to be driving either a 2008 blue ford focus or a 2001 silver Kia SUV both with South Carolina tags.
If you have any information on this case. Please contact your local law enforcement agency.

A woman died last night on Riverside Drive in Macon.
Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones says 46 year old Vanessa Rozier pulled over in front of Loco's restaurant and got out of her car because she thought she left something on top of her vehicle.
Rozier stepped out of the car to gather her items that had fallen on the roadway.
That's when two other vehicles hit her.
Jones says Rozier worked as a beautician.

The movie Iron Man may be a blockbuster hit but did you ever think that you could find ironmen right here in Georgia.
Well people came to Lake Tobesofkee to watch men and women compete in the tenth annual half ironman competition.
Austin Lewis has more on what it takes to be a half iron man.
After four half ironman races and over four hours Josh Merry crosses the finish line first.
Josh Merrry: "I have never had a sub four forty and I knocked it out and we had pretty rough conditions the wind and non-wet suit. So I am pretty psyched."
But before tasting the sweet victory of the finish line.
Merry says he had to cross by water and land from running 13.1 miles to biking 56 miles.
Josh Merry, Dawsonville: "You got to stay focused, focused and concentrate on what you're doing."
Jim Rainey, Race Director: "You have to be kind of a master of all trades you have to put them all together at one time and any given day one of those events can go wrong."
With each leg of the race the grit and determination to finish the race made them all competitors with a iron will.
Jim Rainey, Race Director: "When you are out here moving for four hours, four and a half hours to seven hours of physical exercise at one continuous time that's a great deal of accomplishment and it takes a lot."
Merry says while he may have won the real iron men are staying the course.
Josh Merry, Dawsonville: "The superheroes are the ones out there that are going out there just starting the run they're the ones who make the iron man."
and will continue to make the iron man every year.
Austin Lewis 13WMAZ Eyewitness News.
The winner, Josh Merry says his next competition will be in Wisconsin.

Leaders at a Warner Robins church are taking action to ensure the safety of children in the neighborhood.
First Presbyterian preschool sponsored a Child Safety fair, today.
Representatives from Rainbow House and Safe Kids of Houston County were on hand to discuss child abuse and car seat safety.
The fair also allowed children to meet members of the Warner Robins police and fire departments.
Paula Hoffman, Pastor, First Presbyterian Church: "The church sits in a neighborhood where children are at risk. It's a high risk neighborhood. We wanted to do something specifically focused on our neighborhood kids."
Heather Bridges, Warner Robins: "I brought my niece to get her familiar with everything in the community...let her learn that fire trucks and policemen are nice and safe."
Parents were also allowed to take a tour of the preschool.

Several families were able to enjoy a day of fishing out at Javors Lucas Lake, today.
The Macon Water Authority and Academy Sports hosted a Kids Fishing Derby.
The event allowed kids to learn fishing tips and participate in a friendly competition.
There were 4 age categories for a weigh in to determine the winner of several prizes.
Organizers say over 300 kids showed up for the event and nearly 300 parents were on hand to coach them toward the winning prize.
Frank Patterson, Vice Chairman, Macon Water Authority: "The parents help them, and show them how to take care of the fish... then show them what to do when they reel them in."
Evan Shedd, Jones County: "I caught it with an open faced rod, with a rooster tail. I just pulled them out of water and here they are."
The winner of the grand prize took home an iPad Mini.
Other prizes included a Xbox 360, a Wii and fishing rods.

The midwest is reeling from a powerful storm system that produced as many as 23 tornadoes as well as flash flooding and large hail.
Nine people were killed in those tornadoes.
Susan Mcginnis is in Oklahoma with the latest.
A POWERFUL STORM SPAWNED TORNADOES ON THE OKLAHOMA PLAINS. THEY MOVED SO FAST EVEN EXPERIENCE STORM CHASERS WERE CAUGHT IN THE PATH.
"That's a killer tornado, there's no doubt about it."
A MOTHER AND HER BABY WERE KILLED TRYING TO OUTRUN THE STORM ON INTERSTATE 40. THEIR BODIES WERE EJECTED FROM THEIR S-U-V AND FOUND IN A NEARBY TREELINE.
Voice of: Trooper Betsy Randolph/Oklahoma Highway Patrol: "We believe they were traveling on the interstate, and got sucked up into the storm, possibly sucked out of the car."
THE FULL EXTENT OF THE DAMAGE IS JUST BECOMING KNOWN IN THE LIGHT OF DAY.
HOMES ARE FLATTENED....(pause)...AND THERE IS FLOODING THROUGHOUT AREA FROM HEAVY RAIN FALL OVERNIGHT.
IT'S A HARD BLOW FOR A STATE STILL TRYING TO RECOVER FROM DEADLY TORNADOES IN THE TOWN OF MOORE 11 DAYS AGO.
Voice of: Gov. Mary Fallin/(R) Oklahoma: "I'm thinking, 'not again.' But it has happened and once again we'll rise up to the challenge.
Susan McGinnis/CBS News/Broken Arrow, OK: "THIS LATEST ROUND OF TORNADOES WAS PART OF A MAJOR STORM SYSTEM STRETCHING FROM OKLAHOMA CITY, NORTHEAST THROUGH TULSA OKLAHOMA, AND INTO MISSOURI, TO SPRINGFIELD, AND SAINT LOUIS."
Voice of: Steve Simpleton/KMOV Meteorologist: "We're not talking about one tornadic storm cell, or even two."
MULTIPLE TORNADOES HIT THE ST. LOUIS AREA. FROM THE AIR, YOU CAN SEE THE DAMAGE IN SUBURBAN ST. CHARLES, MISSOURI.
RESIDENTS RESCUED NEIGHBORS WHOSE HOMES HAD BEEN HIT.
Paul Schiff/St. Charles Co. Tornado Victim: "There were voices. We found them down in the basement, we broke through some drywall, got them and their dogs out."
AND IN GILLESPIE, ILLINOIS...A REPORTED TWISTER DAMAGED HOMES AND CAVED IN THE ROOF OF THE TOWN'S HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency.

We're just thirty minutes away from the 2013 Children's Miracle Network celebration.
Every dollar raised will stay right here in central Georgia.
The hospital sees around 45-thousand kids every year and your donation will help.
Remember cancer kills more children than asthma, diabetes, Aids and cystic fibrosis combined.
Thank you for joining us for Eyewitness News at 6.
We won't have a show tonight at eleven but don't forget to tune into the children's miracle network telethon. It starts at 7.
Remember.The news continues now on 13wmaz dot com and maz mobile.
Have a great night.

 

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