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A twenty-five year old woman is dead after she lost control of her car on lower Hartley Bridge road early this morning.
Bibb sheriff's fatality investigators say Erika Bartholomeu was driving south on lower Hartley Bridge road when her black 2009 BMW left the roadway near a curve at the 5000th block and struck an object.
Bartholomeu died of her injuries at a local hospital.
Officials are waiting for the results from a toxicology report.
A few military families at Robins Air Force Base will get a chance to spend their summer days on the beach.
Judy Le tells you how.
Ryleigh Ryan and Caitlin are already planning out their summer...
"probably go swimming, seeing pretty girls. I like playing in the water when the waves are going."
Endless days spent at Lake Tobesofkee
"very soon ... Because their mother ... Jaime Allison ... Received a summer season pass."
"this was just a great opportunity for the kids to get out, play together, spend some time, me and the kids while he's gone."
Allison's husband is a deployed airman at Robins Air Force Base. As a way of thanking military families for their service ... The Macon-bibb chamber of commerce teamed up with Lake Tobosofkee to give away 100 summer passes.
"the county is spending1500 on passes like these for families on the base. The immediate family can enjoy all of lake tobesofkee whenever they want."
that's money that we're just not going to get but this is something the commissioners feel very strongly about>
Passes will first be distributed to airmen deployed within the year... Then to airmen stationed at the base. For Allison ...
"its a day out in the sun, playing, having fun. Just me and the kids."
But a day just isn't enough for her youngest daughter ... who plans on going back
"a million times."
over the next three months.
Judy le 13wmaz eyewitness news
The season passes cost 150-dollars.
It's the first time Lake Tobosofkee, the chamber and county are doing this for military families.
This weekend is almost over but if you're planning next weekend. You might want to make it out to Monticello.
The american legion post 110 will be hosting a veterans appreciation day and parade in the city's square next Saturday, June 15th.
And They're inviting all the world war two veterans in the area to be a part of the parade and ride on the post's float.
They want to honor all our veterans past and present.
The parade is scheduled for noon.
A fifth victim has died as a result of a shooting in Santa Monica, California on Friday.
A family relative says Marcela Franco, seen here, died today from wounds suffered when she and her father were shot in an s-u-v near Santa Monica college.
Franco had been in critical condition since the shooting -- her father died that same day.
The 26-year-old woman was going to buy textbooks.
She was registered to take summer classes at the college.
Another five people were injured in addition to the five that were killed, included the gunman who was shot by police.
Jury selection in the George Zimmerman murder trial is set to begin tomorrow (Monday, 6/10).
The town of Sanford is preparing for hundreds of spectators, protesters and media to arrive for the court proceedings.
Kala Rama has more...
On the day before jury selection begins in the georgia zimmerman trial there's a calm across the city of sanford... It's a calm that community members hope lasts the length of the trial.
"its our congregation supporting the city and our efforts to make sure the trial does go on."
Pastor valerie houston of ame church is one of several community leaders preparing for the city of sanford to be showcased on a world stage.
She as well as other pastors have met with law enforcement to push for peace throughout the several weeks of the trial.
"we're going to pray for the city, pray for law enforcement, pray for the pastors, pray for the trial, pray for the judge and then we're going to light a candle as we did when we wanted an arrest we'll light a candle today until the trial is over."
Demonstrators will be allowed in front of the juvenile justice center and the civil courthouse downtown. Areas that Lisa hahn and chris wilson will avoid for the first half of summer.
"i think it's going to ruin the atmosphere of the city this is a quaint little area, downtown sanford and I don't think it needs that much attention like that especially any negative attention."
the seminole county justice center is just a block away and you can already see signs flashing on the main road surrounding the justice center showing drivers that traffic will be bad starting tomorrow morning through the length of this trial.
George Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch captain is charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin, last February.
A judge has denied bail for crane operator Sean Benschop.
Last week, Benschop was working a crane to tear down a vacant building in downtown Philadelphia when a four-story wall collapsed onto a salvation army thrift store killing six people and injuring 13.
Lawyer for Benschop says his client "was not responsible" and that it was an accident.
A law enforcement source says marijuana was found in Benschop's blood after the crane accident.
Philadelphia mayor blames Benschop calling him, "reckless and irresponsible."
Criticism was high on morning talk shows Sunday as lawmakers expressed their outrage over the government's surveillance of phone records and internet activity.
One is even threatening to sue over the program.
But Senator John McCain says those who are complaining now, should have paid closer attention when they voted to renew provisions of the Patriot Act- a law passed after September 11th to prevent future terrorist attacks.
Elizabeth Corridan has the debate.
NEWLY DISCLOSED DETAILS ABOUT THE US GOVERNMENT'S PROGRAM OF COLLECTING TELEPHONE RECORDS AND MINING POPULAR ONLINE SERVICES FOR DATA, IS DRAWING CRITICISM FROM SOME ON CAPITOL HILL.
"The fact that every call I make to my friends, my family is noted, where I am, the length of it, the date, that concerns me particularly because Americans didn't know this."
DEMOCRATIC SENATOR MARK UDALL OF COLORADO TOLD CNN'S CANDY CROWLEY THAT HE WILL CALL FOR RENEWED DEBATE ON PROVISIONS OF THE PATRIOT ACT, WHICH HE VOTED TO RENEW IN 2011.
"I think the line has been drawn too far towards that we're going to invade your privacy versus we're going to respect your privacy."
REPUBLICAN SENATOR RAND PAUL OF KENTUCKY, AN OPPONENT OF THE PATRIOT ACT, SAID ON FOX NEWS SUNDAY THAT THE INTELLIGENCE-GATHERING STRATEGY IS A STEP TOO FAR AND THAT HE PLANS TO SUE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
"I'm going to be seeing if I can challenge this at the Supreme Court level. I'm going to be asking the Internet providers and all of the phone companies; ask your customers to join me in a class-action lawsuit."
BUT NOT EVERYONE THINKS THE PLAN IS A BREACH INTO AMERICAN'S PRIVACY. GOP SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN OF ARIZONA SAYS THOSE WHO ARE COMPLAINING NOW SHOULD HAVE PAID MORE ATTENTION WHEN THEY WERE VOTING TO RENEW PROVISIONS IN THE PATRIOT ACT.
"We passed the Patriot Act. We passed specific provisions of the act that allowed for this program to take place, to be enacted in operation. Now, if members of Congress did not know what they were voting on, then I think that that's their responsibility a lot more than it is the government's."
The provisions of the patriot act that both Paul and Udall are criticizing were reauthorized by congress in the past two years.
However paul did put forth amendments that would have limited the government's surveillance capabilities.
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