Eyewitness News at Eleven July 17, 2013

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A man led Macon police officers on a car chase... then tried to run with six bags of cocaine.

Police used a taser to capture him.

A police news release says Trenton Harris is in the Bibb County jail facing several charges... including possessing cocaine with intent to distribute... and child cruelty.

 

It all started after a traffic stop just before 11 this morning... on Ridgeland Avenue in Macon.

Police say an officer asked Harris to park his car and get out... but he drove off.

Officers caught up with him about a mile away.... on Napier Avenue.

He stopped the car and tried to run away.

 

 

 

Police say a 15-month child was in the back of his car....but not wearing a seatbelt.

 

Police called DFACS about the case.

Another execution date has been set for Georgia inmate Warren Lee Hill. He's now scheduled to be put to death this Friday..

 

 

Hill was scheduled to die by lethal injection Monday, but a Fulton county judge issued a temporary stay to consider a legal challenge.

 

Hill's lawyers questioned a new state law prohibiting the release of information on where Georgia gets its execution drugs.

A hearing is set on that issue tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

Hill's attorneys have also appealed to the U-S Supreme Court to halt the execution.

 

They argue that Hill is mentally disabled and shouldn't be put to death.

The state says that he has failed to prove he's disabled.

Hill was sentenced to death for killing a fellow inmate in 1990.

Pit bulls are making headlines in Macon.

In May ... A Bibb deputy killed two pit bulls that attacked a 69-year-old woman.

This past weekend in South Macon ... Police shot two more pit bulls after they killed a small puppy being walked by two men.

But not everyone believes pitt bulls are vicious ...

 

 

Wade Pritchett of Forsyth has had Atticus ... For four years. He says he was once skeptical of the breed because of its reputation. Pit Bulls top the list of dogs recognized as more likely to attack and cause injury. In bibb county there were 124 dog bites reported this year though June. 1 in 5 were caused by pit bulls and pit bull mixes. But Pritchett says Atticus couldn't hurt a fly.

Wade Pritchett, forsyth - they'll be bad if you want them to be bad, but if you want them to be a lazy, 70 pound pit bull that sits on the couch and cries every time you walk out the door, this is what you're going to get right here>

 

 

Five Georgia communities -- College Park, Floyd County, LaGrange, Lawrenceville and Terrell County -- have breed specific laws that deal with pit bulls.

A Houston County man got an eye-full when he looked out his window one morning.

He told our Jennifer Moulliet about an early riser on a hunt in his trash can.

Each week Eric Blanton puts his trash can at the end of his driveway... But this week... Someone took a look... Before the truck came.

 

<they pulled up into the driveway, turned their flashers on, got out of the car, went to our trash can and started pulling all of my trash out of it tearing open bags going through them>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blanton says the scavenger even took two bags with him.

 

He called the houston county sheriff's office... And a deputy came out.

But Blanton says he was surprised when the officer said there was nothing he could do.

Kelvin Collins with the Central Georgia's better business bureau explains why.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<once you take it to the side of the road and it's on the curb it's on public property and someone can go through it and there's really nothing you or the police can do>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blanton was shocked to learn...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<If they were going through it by the house that's trespassing but being that it was at the street it's okay for them to go through my trash and get what they want out of there >

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collins says you should shred all items that contain personal information... Like account numbers... Or social security numbers before trashing it.

 

He says often people look for pre-approved credit cards in other's trash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<if you don't shred that someone can take it out of your trash, fill it out do a change of address and very possibly get a credit card in your name coming to their address >

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<main thing I worry about is when the credit card company sends you blank checks you know did I shred all of them before I put them in the trash can or did I just throw them in the trash can. >

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blanton says he'll make sure there's nothing to find... The next time someone chooses to dig through his trash.

 

In houston county... Jennifer moulliet 13wmaz eyewitness news.

Kelvin Collins also suggests dropping your mail off at the post office to be mailed out.

He says raising the red flag on your mailbox... Doesn't only alert the mail man to pick up outgoing items... It also alerts thieves.

Houston County schools can cross another project of the list.

This fall... There will two changes on South Davis Drive... The upgrades to McConnell-Talbert... And a brand new elementary school.

CB Watson was built with safety in mind.

<this school's all under one roof no auxillary buildings. The front doors are the main entry point which you come through a secured vestibule whenever you enter the building which keeps people from just walking through. They have to check in at the office before they enter into the classroom space.>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Houston Facilities Director Jason Daniel showed us around.

Its 41 classrooms will house 6 hundred and 50 students.

The opening of CB Watson replaces Crossroads Academy... And it starts a string of changes for students in that area.

It's a little confusing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year... children in grades K through five... that used to attend Linwood Elementary... Will go to school at CB Watson.

 

Linwood is closed this year for nearly 9 million dollars in renovations.

Then next year... the school system will combine the Pearl Stephens Elementary and Linwood Elementary districts.

 

This year... children in grades K through five... that used to attend Linwood Elementary... Will go to school at CB Watson.

 

This year... children in grades K through five... that used to attend Linwood Elementary... Will go to school at CB Watson.

 

This year... children in grades K through five... that used to attend Linwood Elementary... Will go to school at CB Watson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those children in kindergarten through 2nd grade... Will go to CB Watson.

 

Third, fourth and fifth graders will go to Linwood... Which will then be renamed Pearl Stephens Elementary.

The old Pearl Stephens will become the county's alternative school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CB Watson cost about 12 million dollars to build.

 

It was paid for the 2012 Education SPLOST.

In the summertime...the last thing most kids want to do is hang out at school and learn about history...

Elise Brown was at Middle Georgia State College today for the school of education's annual Summer Learning Festival.

She found out.. the kids had lots of fun.

and they can learn the game and actually have a new sport with them, something they probably thought they would never play, and they can come here and actually start loving it and it'll bring their game much higher.>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The kid's four-day sesson starts next Monday.

The cost is 75 dollars.

Caffarelli says Bowden may reschedule the adult clinic for later this summer.

For more information on how to sign up... look for this story on our website 13WMAZ dot-com.

Welcome back.

We take a look at some of the headlines getting national attention... this Wednesday July 17th.

Edward Snowden could soon leave the Russian airport where he's been living.

Snowden asked the Russian government for asylum yesterday.

Russian president Vladimir Putin hasn't said if he'll grant Snowden's request... but the White House is asking Russia to send Snowden back to the U-S. to face espionage charges.

Snowden, a former National Security Administration contractor, is accused of leaking secrets about the federal government's surveillance programs.

According to the American Civil Liberties Union... phones and computers aren't the only thing under surveillance in the U-S.

The group says that local police departments collect millions of digital records on where Americans go in their cars... using license plate scanners.

Law enforcement agencies say the practice is legal.. and helps automate work that police are already doing.

The A-C-L-U is calling for stricter guidelines.. including immediately deleting records not tied to an investigation.

More than 6 hundred new counts were filed against Ariel Castro.

He is the Ohio man accused of kidnapping three women and holding them captive in his home for years.

The total number of charges against him now stands at 9 hundred and 77... For crimes against the three women who were teens when they were captured.

Although he entered the court with his head down... The judge ordered him to lift his head and look at her while she read the charges.

He is being held on 8 million dollars bond.

In Washington... The name of Bill Clinton will have a permanent spot.

The U-S Environmental Protection Agency has renamed their headquarters in honor of the 42nd president.

Congress approved the name change last year... In honor of his efforts to combat climate change.

The building will now be called the "william Jefferson Clinton Federal Building."

It is located at 12 hundred Pennsylvania Ave... Next to the federal building named for Ronald Reagan.

And those are some of the stories making headlines this Wednesday July 17th.

The Trayvon Martin is still on the minds of some people..An organization called the National Action Network will host " the Justice for Trayvon 100 city vigil" throughout various cities in the United States... including Macon.

The organization is founded by Rev. Al Sharpton.

Sharpton spoke at the N double A-C-P convention in Orlando today and talked about the risk of maintaining stand your ground laws throughout the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This year... children in grades K through five... that used to attend Linwood Elementary... Will go to school at CB Watson.

 

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This year... children in grades K through five... that used to attend Linwood Elementary... Will go to school at CB Watson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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