News RSS Feed | KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2 http://kobi5.com Sat, 01 Aug 2015 06:30:00 -0700 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Oklahoma woman leaves water out for postal workers http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/oklahoma-woman-leaves-water-out-for-postal-workers.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/oklahoma-woman-leaves-water-out-for-postal-workers.html Oklahoma woman leaves water out for postal workers

Okla. --- With much of the U.S. sweltering in the late July heat, some homeowners have been wondering how the high temperatures affect the people who deliver the mail.

In one Oklahoma neighborhood, a woman is leaving water out so that postal workers can stay cool.

Tracey Beaves, offers water to mail carriers, “We always forget about the mailman, all we think about is getting the mail, but we don't think about what they're going through."

With the extreme heat, some homeowners have set up hydration stations.

Hand written notes encourage mail carriers to take their fill.

Beaves says she hopes the idea of random acts of kindness for mail carriers catches on outside her neighborhood and spreads to the rest.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:29:32 -0700
Man faced with charges after attempting to run over teenagers http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/man-faced-with-charges-after-attempting-to-run-over-teenagers.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/man-faced-with-charges-after-attempting-to-run-over-teenagers.html Man faced with charges after attempting to run over teenagers

Ill. --- An Illinois man faces multiple charges after he allegedly tried to run over a group of teenagers with his car.

This cell phone shows the car coming down the block and then it turns onto the sidewalk as the teens start running and manage to get out of the way. 

This all happened outside an elementary school, fortunately, police say no one was hurt. 

Police say it all started when 56-year-old Roy Williams learned his 14-year-old daughter was involved in a fight outside the school, he went to the school with a cane and threatened the kids that he thought were involved.      

Williams stayed at the scene and when cops arrived and saw the video they arrested him on the spot.

He faces multiple charges, including aggravated assault with a vehicle and reckless driving.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:24:24 -0700
Missing teens' mothers hold onto hope http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/missing-teens-mothers-hold-onto-hope.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/missing-teens-mothers-hold-onto-hope.html Missing teens' mothers hold onto hope

Fla. --- (WPTV)  As the U.S. Coast Guard continues to search for missing teenagers Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, the boys' family and friends are holding out hope the boys will be found alive.

The Coast Guard says they will continue to search from South Florida to South Carolina until at least Thursday morning.

"We are using survivability tables. We're taking into account weather, current information, air temperature, water temperature...all those different factors. All of that goes into determining what our next steps are going to be. We are constantly reevaluating our information," Anthony Soto with the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The families of the boys spent much of Wednesday looking for private pilots who can assist with the search.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:39:44 -0700
Lost-at-sea survivor speaks http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/lost-at-sea-survivor-speaks.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/lost-at-sea-survivor-speaks.html Lost-at-sea survivor speaks

(WPTV)  Lost at sea for nearly a week with no food, no water, and just the company of his best friend, Troy Driscoll is sharing his story of survival.

He was 15 at the time, just one year older than missing teenagers Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos.

Driscoll says he and his best friend were going fishing just like Austin and Perry. Their situation changed drastically when they got out to sea, and for seven days and six nights they drifted with no land in sight.

There's one crucial difference in their stories. Driscoll and his friend's boat never capsized, and he says to this day that it was a miracle they survived.

"It's pretty much fight for your life, you're against time and you're against, you're pretty much fighting the negative thoughts that are running through your brain," he says.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:37:29 -0700
Couple saves child from hot car http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/couple-saves-child-from-hot-car.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/couple-saves-child-from-hot-car.html Couple saves child from hot car

Owasso, Okla. --- (KJRH)  A Talala, Oklahoma woman was arrested Tuesday after police say she left her 1-year-old in the car while she shopped at Walmart.

Officers responded to the store in Owasso after receiving a report that a small child was left inside a vehicle in the parking lot. Two witnesses told officers they removed the child from the vehicle and said the windows and doors were closed.

Chrysty Lansdowne said she was leaving Walmart with her boyfriend Jedidiah Bizzell when she heard a noise.

"We walked past the van and it didn't quite sit right with me," Lansdowne recalled. "I just said to Jay, 'What was that sound?'"

The couple said they could barely hear the baby calling for help.

"You imagine the baby is crying in the car because it is so hot, she wasn't crying at all," she said.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:35:40 -0700
New Yorker article creates buzz on dangers of Pacific Northwest earthquake http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/new-yorker-article-creates-buzz-on-dangers-of-pacific-northwest-earthquake.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/new-yorker-article-creates-buzz-on-dangers-of-pacific-northwest-earthquake.html New Yorker article creates buzz on dangers of Pacific Northwest earthquake

Ore. --- Creating some buzz, a second 'New Yorker' article went into details on the dangers of a Pacific Northwest earthquake.

Local experts say the dangers are real.

City of Medford emergency management coordinator Larry Masterman visited NBC5, he says a massive earthquake will hit the region, it's just a matter of when.

“People need to understand that governments not gonna be able to come and provide everything they need after an event like that, and think Katrina, the experts are telling us this, when the whole Cascadia unzips, it’s going to make Katrina look like a lightweight, a picnic in the park.”

Masterman says an earthquake kit should be able to sustain your family for at least three days.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:32:06 -0700
Outrage grows following lion's slaying http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/outrage-grows-following-lion-s-slaying.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/outrage-grows-following-lion-s-slaying.html Outrage grows following lion's slaying

(NBC News)  Controversy continues over the killing of one of Zimbabwe's national treasures, a lion known as Cecil.

A quiet but poignant demonstration, a collection of stuffed animals, was left at the door of the office of Walter Palmer Wednesday.

Palmer is the American dentist who killed the lion earlier this month.

The killing has sparked anger around the world, with emotion overwhelming many on social media.

According to conservation officials Cecil, the most famous animal in the country's national parks, was lured away from the game preserve, shot with a bow and arrow, and after more than 40 hours of being stalked, killed with a gun, skinned and beheaded.

Palmer, a life-long hunter, said in a statement released Tuesday that he had hired professional guides and that they secured all proper permits, adding "I had no idea that the lion I took was a known, local favorite."

Conservationists say Cecil's death will likely lead to the deaths of his cubs as rival male lions try to take over his now unprotected pride.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:58:32 -0700
Cameras capture narrow escape! http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/cameras-capture-narrow-escape.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/cameras-capture-narrow-escape.html Cameras capture narrow escape!

(WCSH)  A quick decision saved a man from serious injury while he pumped gas in West Gardiner, Maine Sunday.

The Four Corners General Store caught the entire incident on camera.

The video shows a black car doesn't come to a full stop at the stop sign and pulls out into an intersection in front of an SUV. That SUV clips the black car,  which sends it barreling into the parking lot of the Four Corners General Store, where Joel Moran was pumping gas.

Moran made a quick decision to take a step back, barely moving out of the way in time before he's crushed between his own car and the gas pump.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:56:51 -0700
Ohio officer charged with murder http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/ohio-officer-charged-with-murder.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/ohio-officer-charged-with-murder.html Ohio officer charged with murder

Cincinnati, Ohio --- (NBC News)  A University of Cincinnati police officer has been indicted on a charge of murder after fatally shooting an unnarmed motorist during a July 19th traffic stop.

Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters announced the murder charge against former officer Ray Tensing during an emotional press conference Wednesday afternoon.

Deters described the shooting of Samuel DuBose as "the most asinine act I've ever seen a police officer make."

DuBose was pulled over because of a missing front license plate and could not find his driver's license while being questioned by Tensing.

Graphic footage from Tensing's body camera showed conversation leading up to the shooting, as well as the fatal shot.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:54:41 -0700
River re-routed for salmon http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/river-re-routed-for-salmon.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/river-re-routed-for-salmon.html River re-routed for salmon

Wash. --- (KING)  Mother Nature is putting men to work along Washington's Sol Duc river.

For the first time in state history, the drought and low river levels have caused the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to alter the flow of the river to help salmon get upstream.

Tuesday morning an inmate crew from the Olympic Corrections Center, with the help from 400 sandbags, narrowed a portion of the river to make it deeper and easier for salmon to spawn.

"Sometimes fish will hold out there when the water's not deep enough to pass," said Fish and Wildlife manager Rob Allen. "Now we have an increased velocity here which attracts the fish to get them up stream."

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:45:14 -0700