First... The Jones County Sheriff's Department is looking into the cause of a single car accident that killed the driver. Jones County Coroner Jerry Bridges, Senior said 39-year-old Robert Barlow died at the scene and was traveling alone when his car left the road early this morning.. The accident happened at the intersection of Highway 49 and North Garrison Road... Just after midnight. Bridges said authorities do not suspect that drugs or alcohol played a part in the wreck.
There's new information involving the discovery of a woman's body in the Ocmulgee River. Tonight the Telfair County Sheriff's Office has identified her as 64-year-old Judy Murrow... from Tampa. According to Sheriff Chris Steverson... Murrow was shot in the head... And now we have learned that authorities in Hillsborough County, Florida have arrested a 25-year old Florida man for her murder. Joshua Lamar Helton... Of Plant City, Florida... is being held in a Tampa jail. Helton is a former neighbor of the victim... And knew the woman and her family. According to Steverson... Murrow has no apparent ties to Telfair County.
A passenger plane from Seoul, South Korea crashed during landing at San Francisco International Airport today. As many as 60 people are unaccounted for. Joe Vasquez has the latest from San Francisco. The roof is badly burned. The tail broken off. Pieces of Asiana Airlines are scattered around the runway. The passenger plane crash landed at San Francisco international airport this morning just before noon local time. It came to a stop just as it approached runway 28. Eye witnesses report the plane went out of control after it touched down. Air traffic controllers responded AFTER the pilot declared an emergency. NATSOT ASIANA 214 EMERGENCY VEHICLES ARE RESPONDING WE HAVE EVERYONE ON THE WAY. Firefighters and ambulances rushed to the scene. OUR AIRCRAFT RESCUE FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT WENT TO WORK RIGHT AWAY, APPLOED FOAM AND WATER TO THE FUSELAGE. Passengers used emergency slides to escape. WHEN WE ARRIVED ON SCENE SHUTES HAD ALREADY BEEN DEPLOYED AND WE OBSERVED MULTIPLE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE COMING DOWN THE SHUTES AND WALKING TO THE THEIR SAFETY WHICH WAS A GOOD THING. An airline official says more than 300 people were on board flight 214 from Seoul, South Korea to San Francisco. Crews transported dozens to the hospital including several children. People waiting at the airport to pick up the plane's passengers were upset -- including Mark Schimmel. I'M THE FATHER OF A 19 YEAR OLD WHO ALMOST DIED IN A CRASH LAND. THAT'S PRETTY SCARY RIGHT. A team from the National Transportation Safety Board will lead an investigation to determine what caused the crash-landing. WE'RE CERTAINLY GOING TO BE LOOKING AT THE AIRCRAFT TO TRY TO FIND THE COCKPIT VOICE RECORDER AND FLIGHT DATA RECORDER ARE FUNCTIONING AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. WE'LL BE LOOKING TO GET INFORMATION FROM THEM. Investigators will also examine the wreckage and interview the crew. Joe Vazquez, for CBS News, San Francisco. The fire department in San Francisco says two people have died... And dozens more are injured. The airport closed because of the crash... But some runways are beginning to reopen.
A reminder that the Independence Day Celebration in Warner Robins that was rained out Wednesday night... will be held tomorrow night at McConnell-Talbert Stadium. A line of heavy thunderstorms caused organizers to postpone the event last Wednesday. Warner Robins Mayor Chuck Shaheen told 13WMAZ he was worried about potential danger from those storms and is hoping for better weather Sunday night. The gates are scheduled to open at 6 tomorrow evening... The concert starts at 8 and fireworks will follow.
Members of an automotive club are making an effort to help stray animals find homes. The central Georgia chapter of the "Freaks of Nature" car club is hosting a summer showdown this weekend. The club will donate money and supplies to the Houston County Humane Society... and Peach County Animal Rescue. Organizers say they have around 300 custom built cars... trucks... and motorcycles. They say the annual event can raise up to 2 thousand dollars for each charity. Michelle Klingaman, Houston County Humane Society: The supplies that they collect for us, the financial donations...it really helps further our cause of helping the community get those animals off the streets. Jason Barnes, Freaks of Nature Car Club: It's for the animals for us. We raise pit bulls and several of us have lots of dogs so it's all for the animals. The summer showdown car show will continue tomorrow at North Peach Park in Byron. Admission is 10 dollars.
Park rangers at the Ocmulgee National Monument are keeping kids sharp during the summer... by teaching them a little piece of history. More than 30 children learned about Native American culture in an arts and crafts class today. The kids used clay to make coil pottery... similar to what the natives used to store food and water. Some students made clay necklaces. Park Ranger... Angela Bates... says this type of necklace was worn by elite tribe members. Bates says the use of clay in native american culture dates back to 300 b.c. Emory Cook, Warner Robins: They didn't have a factory that they could go and get pottery from or dishes from, so they had to make it by themselves with clay and dirt and stuff. Dominic Dillard, Warner Robins: It's actually pretty good being out here. It's like trails. You get to go into where they used to live. The arts and crafts classes will continue every Saturday and Sunday... this month. The class starts at 3 each weekend.
According to the Red Cross.....more than 44 thousand blood donations are needed every day. Earlier today...people at the Galleria Mall gave blood. Elise Brown learned why some people felt it was a personal calling to help those in need. if you can please squeeze three times then hold. In 2006 Carol Bren's daughter was sick. my daughter was 12...she had her first cycle and she lost a lot of blood so she had to be in the icu and had a blood transfusion and platelets. Now as a way to give back....she donates blood. it's a good cause for the people that needed blood and can't donate it and I enjoy doing it. I'm O negative and that's what they really need. people have some pre-conceived notions that oh I need to keep all the blood that I have. I personally like to consider donating blood as a human oil change...so to speak...it's nice to be able to give blood so that you can encourage your circulatory system to keep that process going. Here are some more interesting facts about blood donation according to the Red Cross. 1) Donors can give either whole blood or specific blood components. Those include - red cells, plasma or platelets.
platelets by the way are the clotting factors of the blood....it's very critical that we get those. They must be used within five days of donation. Also.... the two most common reasons people say they don't give blood are.. "Never thought about it" and "I don't like needles." I used to be terrified of needles but I say it's a good cause to go for it cause you never know when you're gonna need blood yourself. A little blood can go a long way... Elise Brown, 13WMAZ Eyewitness News. If you're interested in donating...you can visit the American Red Cross website at redcrossblood.org to find a location.
A train that carried 73 cars of crude oil derailed early this morning... And now authorities in Canada assess the damage from several explosions and fires. Firefighters were called to the accident scene... In a town about one hundred and 50 miles from Montreal. Several people are reported missing... and the police say it is too early to determine if there are any casualties in the town. An environmental spokeswoman says a large... but undetermined amount of oil from the wreckage... has spilled into a nearby river. The Prime Minister of Canada spoke earlier today. "Tragically it is clear there has been loss of life but we still do not know how extensive that is. I offer my heartfelt condolences to all of the families and friends of the victims" The train was traveling to Maine... And belongs to "Montreal Maine and Atlantic" company.
Fans of the New England Patriots were in mass at Gillette Stadium this weekend... To trade jerseys of a former player... For a different one. Hundreds of fans lined-up with jerseys that displayed the number 81. That's the number formerly worn by tight-end Aaron Hernandez. The fans were able to return the merchandise as long as it was purchased from Gillette Stadium... Or the team's online store. Some fans said they were proud to once wear Hernandez's jersey because he was a good player. But they felt turning in the jersey and supporting good role models... was the right thing to do. even if he's innocent he still has a bad reputation now so, I'm not going to see him on the football field probably ever again. So it's kinda sad. Hernandez is accused of killing semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd... And is also being questioned for a double homicide in Boston from last year.
New income data tonight for the state of Georgia... The per capita income growth in the state ... is slower than the national average. Now... The state ranks 40th according to federal data. Georgia ranked 25th in the nation in just a dozen years ago... but has been declining since. The average income in the state grew to almost 37 thousand dollars last year... But the national average is at 42 thousand 7 hundred dollars. An Economist at Colorado State University says even though Georgia has been adding jobs... they have been low paying positions.
Delta Air Lines is planning to hire 2 hundred and 25 flight attendants this fall... But the company is not taking any new applications. Delta attracted 44 thousand applicants in late 20-12... They will select new employees from that same pool of applicants. According to a spokeswoman for Delta... The new workers will be trained this fall and start work by the end of the year. The hiring comes just as Delta prepares to gradually add 88 Boeing planes from the Air Tran fleet.
Crews up the road are working around the clock in downtown Atlanta this weekend... They are preparing to open the new Ferris Wheel that will highlight the Atlanta Skyline near Centennial Olympic Park. It is one of many changes set for the city... such as the new College Football Hall of Fame... and the new Atlanta Falcon's Stadium. Workers are using a 90 ton crane to construct the ferris wheel that will be known as... "skyview". anytime we get to actually raise the legs, that's when a lot of the interest starts picking up because people start seeing this giant structure. Right now it just looks like a bunch of white pipes on the deck but once we get that thing going up in the air, people start trying to imagine what the size is going to be. The workers plan to continue all weekend. If the weather permits... The park will open on Friday... July 12th.