News RSS Feed | KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2 http://kobi5.com Sun, 24 May 2015 22:30:51 -0700 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Old guard posts Arlington flags http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/old-guard-posts-arlington-flags.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/old-guard-posts-arlington-flags.html Old guard posts Arlington flags

(NBC News)  A solemn annual ceremony marks the observance of Memorial Day weekend at Arlington National Cemetery. 

For the 60th year, soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as the "Old Guard", have placed American flags at the 228,000 gravesites for service members buried at Arlington.

"Everytime you read a tombstone you think of a family that doesn't have a dad now, or a sister that doesn't have a brother now, or you think of the wife that's a widow now," said one soldier as he placed flags. 

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Sat, 23 May 2015 15:30:48 -0700
Surprise tenant shocks homeowner http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/surprise-tenant-shocks-homeowner.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/surprise-tenant-shocks-homeowner.html Surprise tenant shocks homeowner

(WJAC)  An elderly Bedford, Pennsylvania woman living on the lower floor of her two-story house was surprised to discover a stranger living on her second floor.

"They heard a noise upstairs and they found this man hiding in a closet," said Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins.  "He had been living there for several weeks."

The man was Mark Potts, the boyfriend of the homeowner's caretaker.

"When police searched the upstairs room, they found several suitcases, a duffle bag and other personal items belonging to Potts. He was taking up residence there. He didn't bring in new furniture but he was living there," Higgins explained.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 15:17:55 -0700
School slap session outrages parents http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/school-slap-session-outrages-parents.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/school-slap-session-outrages-parents.html School slap session outrages parents

(KPRC)  Parents of a child at Houston, Texas' Frank Black Middle School are outraged after they say their son was slapped by several students and that their son's teacher gave the order.

Skyler Norman said she was beside herself after her son, 14-year-old Gavin Norman, told her that he was assaulted at school.

"I was pretty upset. I was trying not to explode," said Skyler Norman. "That kind of rage, I don't know how to handle that. I want to cry, I want to scream, I don't know what to do."

"They were hitting me so hard that my glasses broke," said Gavin. "I had a knot on my head."

Gavin said it started when he was joking back and forth with his teacher. He said the teacher instructed the students in the classroom to get up and slap him.

"I was crying when they got done hitting me and teacher didn't do anything," said Gavin.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 15:10:16 -0700
North Dakota town cancels Memorial Day parade http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/north-dakota-town-cancels-memorial-day-parade.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/north-dakota-town-cancels-memorial-day-parade.html North Dakota town cancels Memorial Day parade

(KVLY)  Memorial Day will be quieter this year in Valley City, North Dakota.

The town's annual parade has been canceled.  Firefighters, Boy Scouts and veterans won't wave to the crowds.

Veterans from the VFW host the event every year, but this year, not enough people signed on to take part.

"Our honor guard is up in age, I'm 70, and we've got guys that are older," says veteran Robert Bowen, "We have the Iraqi veterans coming and Afghanistan and them and we can't get them to join."

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Sat, 23 May 2015 15:02:36 -0700
Anti-Mexican sign draws fire http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/anti-mexican-sign-draws-fire.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/anti-mexican-sign-draws-fire.html Anti-Mexican sign draws fire

(WTHR)  A controversy is brewing in Noblesville over a sign that some are calling racist.

The sign in C.J. Spence's front yard reads:

"I love Mexican people but they do not belong in the U.S. No Mexicans on my property."

"I thought I need to send them a message," said Spence. "I love people and I enjoy people coming around."

But Spence's neighbors and drivers in the area don't think the sign is so welcoming.

"Our Mexican-American family that have lived in our house for 30 years. I have to drive by this - my kids have to drive by this every day," said Syreeta Bravo. "This is ridiculous. How do you explain that to your kids? You don't, you can't."

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Sat, 23 May 2015 14:59:30 -0700
Parents at odds over Gervais school condom policy http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/parents-at-odds-over-gervais-school-condom-policy.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/parents-at-odds-over-gervais-school-condom-policy.html Parents at odds over Gervais school condom policy

Gervais, Ore. -- (KGW) Some parents in Gervais are concerned over a proposal to hand out condoms to kids as young as sixth grade.

The district approved a similar proposal in an effort to cut down on teenage pregnancy rate last year, when eight high school students and a middle school student had become pregnant.

But parents were upset about the proposal and the district decided to hold off on distributing the condoms.

Now the district finds itself in a familiar place a year later. The issue wasn't even on Thursday night's formal agenda. But it was clearly on parents' minds.

"I don't think it's the school's place to do that," one woman said. "I think it's the parent's place to discuss that with their children and discuss sexual education with their children."

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Fri, 22 May 2015 12:07:04 -0700
DUI dad leaves injured kids behind http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/dui-dad-leaves-injured-kids-behind.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/dui-dad-leaves-injured-kids-behind.html DUI dad leaves injured kids behind

Madera, Calif. --- (KSEE)  California Highway Patrol officers are searching for a drunk driving suspect who left his injured children at the scene of a rollover crash.

"You don't ever think a father of his children would leave his children there injured," CHP Officer Omar Godinez said.

The car crashed into an empty field near rows of houses near Madera.

Officers suspect 31-year-old Rafael Cortez was drinking and driving, finding several bottles of beer in the car, some already empty.

The CHP said they're working around the clock to find Cortez. They said family members are not cooperating with trying to find him.

"We do know he has strong ties out of the country. We are just afraid he will be a flight risk and not be here any longer," Godinez said.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 11:45:11 -0700
Denver mother's Facebook shaming goes viral http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/denver-mother-s-facebook-shaming-goes-viral.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/denver-mother-s-facebook-shaming-goes-viral.html Denver mother's Facebook shaming goes viral

Denver, Colo. --- A Denver mother's Facebook rant has gone viral, with millions of views and counting.

The mom shamed her 13-year-old daughter for posting racy pictures online and claiming to be 19.

Now the mom is explaining why she did what she did.

Valerie Starks, Mom, "So you gotta Facebook page and you're on there with your bra on, right?"

It’s gotten more than 10 million views.

Valerie Starks, "We have established in the last few seconds that you're not a freak, that you don't sit at home with a bra on, you don't wear makeup."

Valerie Starks, "are you 19?" Daughter, "no." Valerie, "No, you're 13, right?"

After finding her 13-year-old's secret Facebook profile, Valerie, "When I looked in her friends list, people were requesting to be her friend who are 30, 40-year-old men because they think she's 19.”

Valerie Starks says her daughter's done this before, four other times "And I thought I had did enough by taking her phone and her pad last year in, like, April, and then it came down to this and I was just devastated so I had to teach her a lesson, this is going to go on her Facebook page and I want all of you to know, she watches Disney channel, she has a bedtime."

Starks has gotten a ton of support on Facebook, but we didn't have to talk to a child psychologist to get the other side, questioning how affective it is to shame someone like this.

Valerie, "You still wear panties that say Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday."

Starks notes her parenting style isn't for everyone, but she says it's worked for her child, Valerie, “She's not mad at me, her friends are not bullying her at school, she's okay, and that's what I want parents to understand."

She hopes the video sparks conversation and spares other kids.

Valerie, “Tell them you're going to be in the house all summer long reading books.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 09:42:52 -0700
Van vs. U.S. postal truck fatal crash under investigation http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/van-vs-us-postal-truck-crash-under-investigation.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/van-vs-us-postal-truck-crash-under-investigation.html Van vs. U.S. postal truck fatal crash under investigation

Portland, Ore. --- A U.S. postal service truck and a van collided in Portland, Oregon and both caught fire.

The van driver was killed in the crash.

Authorities say the mail truck driver was hospitalized with serious injuries.

A bystander says he and his father pulled the mail truck's driver out of his burning truck. Smoke billowed out of the semi-truck cab for nearly two hours after the crash.

The incident is under investigation.

Authorities say speed may have been a factor in the crash.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 15:18:01 -0700
Possible charges in California oil spill http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/possible-charges-in-oil-spill.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/possible-charges-in-oil-spill.html Possible charges in California oil spill

Santa Barbara, Calif. --- (NBC News) California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency along one of the country's most scenic coastline's after 105,000 gallons of oil leaked from a ruptured pipeline.

The oil slick stretches nine miles along the coast near Santa Barbara.

Investigators are now looking into the possibility of criminal charges.

Federal records show Plains All-American Pipeline, the Texas company responsible for the spill, has had 175 safety and maintenance infractions since 2006, more than three times the national average.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 15:15:04 -0700