News RSS Feed | KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2 http://kobi5.com Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:31:29 -0800 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Former Standford University swimmer facing five rape charges http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/former-standford-university-swimmer-facing-five-rape-charges.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/former-standford-university-swimmer-facing-five-rape-charges.html Former Standford University swimmer facing five rape charges

Santa Clara, Calif. --- In California, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office has filed five rape charges against a former high-ranked swimmer for Stanford University. 

For 19-year-old freshman swim star Brock Turner, the charges are serious and the repercussions swift. A university spokesperson confirmed the freshman dis-enrolled from school after being arrested and charged with raping a woman who passed out at a campus party.

Turner is out on bail, but banned from campus.

Two students on bicycles reported seeing Turner on top of a woman in a grassy area behind student residences. They say she appeared to be unconscious.

He took off when he saw them, but they chased Turner down and called campus police.

Turner was the top-ranked recruit among college-bound swimmers in the state of Ohio last year.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:48:20 -0800
San Fransisco police discover suitcase with body parts inside http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/san-fransisco-police-discover-suitcase-with-body-parts-inside.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/san-fransisco-police-discover-suitcase-with-body-parts-inside.html San Fransisco police discover suitcase with body parts inside

San Francisco, Calif. --- San Francisco police say a suitcase found Wednesday afternoon contained dismembered body parts.

The suitcase was found after a caller reported a suspicious package near Eleventh and Mission Streets.

Police shut down the entire block to investigate. They then searched a three block radius and found more body parts.

Police are still unsure if the body parts make up one person or more. The medical examiner now has the body parts to begin an investigation.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:41:40 -0800
Gunman targets ambulances http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/gunman-targets-ambulances.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/gunman-targets-ambulances.html Gunman targets ambulances

Mobile County, Ala. --- (WPMI)  Alabama's Mobile County Sheriff's Office is investigating two separate reports of shots fired at ambulances this week.
 
The latest incident happened Wednesday afternoon. Joshua Baxter with Newman Emergency Medical Service was in the back with a patient around 2:30 p.m. when he heard the bullet hit the window. He remained calm and helped the patient before calling 911.
 
"My partner was the drive,r but I was in the back taking care of a patient," Baxter said, "I was more surprised than anything else, took me a second to realize what just happened."

A similar incident was reported Saturday night around 11:00 p.m. at the Mobile EMS substation in Citronelle. Shots were fired at the building there, striking an ambulance parked outside.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:38:21 -0800
Sneak Peek: Super Bowl Ads http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/sneak-peek-super-bowl-ads.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/sneak-peek-super-bowl-ads.html Sneak Peek: Super Bowl Ads

(NBC News)  For many, the ads have become one of the most eagerly anticipated things about the Super Bowl.

The going rate for a Super Bowl ad is nothing to sneeze at: More than $4 million for 30 seconds of air time.

"It's a lot of money, but you have to consider that it's the largest television audience of the entire year," notes AdWeek's James Cooper. 

Well over 100 million viewers, and a stage that requires a very specific strategy.

Most adds seem to fall into one of three categories: Humor, heart strings and heat.

Another key factor is social media, where advertisers release teasers, or in some cases the entire spot, before the big game.

"The digital component of our Super Bowl campaign is more important now than the broadcast itself," says Budweiser's Brian Perkins.  "We build campaigns for weeks and weeks building up to the Super Bowl, we take advantage of all of the hype."

But that plan can backfire.

After an early release and backlash on the web, Go Daddy executives have decided to pulling their ad about a lost puppy who makes his way home, only to be sold.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:56:40 -0800
Dashcam video shows cuffed woman lead officers on chase in stolen cruiser http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/handcuffed-behind-the-wheel.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/handcuffed-behind-the-wheel.html Dashcam video shows cuffed woman lead officers on chase in stolen cruiser

Beaver County, Pa. -- (WPXI)  Newly released dashcam video shows how fast a handcuffed woman traveled while she led officers on a chase in a stolen police cruiser outside of Pittsburgh earlier this month.

Investigators said 27-year-old Roxanne Rimer led officers on the chase through Center Township and Monaca in Beaver County after crawling through the glass partition of an officer's cruiser.

Police said Rimer was detained on shoplifting suspicions prior to the chase and somehow managed to drive the cruiser with her hands behind her back.

"With her back turned and her hands cuffed behind her back, she manages to put it in gear and drive. And from what we can gather, she drove at very high speeds with that position somehow manipulating the gears and steering the wheel. Thank God, no one else was hurt," Center Township Police Chief Barry Kramer. "She put a lot of lives in danger." 

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:53:26 -0800
Super Bowl: no more ball talk http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/super-bowl-no-more-ball-talk.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/super-bowl-no-more-ball-talk.html Super Bowl: no more ball talk

(NBC News)  The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots faced thousands of journalists Tuesday as part of Super Bowl Media Day, but questions about the ongoing scandal revolving around improperly inflated balls once again went unanswered.

"It's all about us getting ready to play Sunday, and that's where all of our attention is, I'm not really worried about the rest of that," Patriots Coach Bill Belichick said.

Even though the Patriots aren't talking about the controversy, Patriots fans are.

"I don't think any of us are 100% sure what happened, but I don't think Belichick and Brady would come out with their reputations, and the owner Kraft, and say nothing happened. You've got to kind of take them at their word," said Steve Sautter.
 
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:26:43 -0800
Charges for Bergdahl? http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/charges-for-bergdahi.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/charges-for-bergdahi.html Charges for Bergdahl?

(NBC News)  Senior defense officials tell NBC News that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion, possibly within the coming week.

The Pentagon, meanwhile, maintains that a decision has not been made in Bergdahl's case.

Bergdahl was captured by enemy forces after walking away from his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and held by the Taliban for five years.

Hew was released as part of a prisoner swap last year that sent five Taliban commanders being held at Guantanamo Bay back to Afghanistan.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:24:38 -0800
Creepy peeper: baby monitor hacked http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/creepy-peeper-baby-monitor-hacked.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/creepy-peeper-baby-monitor-hacked.html Creepy peeper: baby monitor hacked

Houston, Texas --- (KPRC)  A Houston, Texas nanny says a man hacked into the baby monitor of the child she was caring for and talked about what she was doing inside the house Monday.

Ashley Stanley is a professional nanny who spends most days with 1-year-old Samantha. Monday morning they were joined in the baby's bedroom by an anonymous, uninvited third party.

Stanley was changing Samantha's diaper when she noticed it.

"I kept hearing this strange noise from over there by the crib," she said.

What Stanley heard was a man's voice coming from the security camera in Samantha's bedroom.

Before long, the voice started talking to her, making it clear someone was watching her and the baby.

"They kept telling me that it's a cute baby and 'wow that is a poopy diaper,'" Stanley said. "I was like, 'My goodness, are they watching me like right now?"

The camera is a safety precaution that allows Samantha's parents to check in on the baby from work using their cellphones. But someone managed to hack the system and access the camera. The camera can be controlled remotely to survey the entire room, even down the hallway into other parts of the house.

The camera is not password-protected but the home Wi-Fi network it is attached to is.

Veteran defense attorney Kent Schaffer says that likely makes it a federal crime.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:55:51 -0800
Principal's 'Let It Go' school closure parody draws flurry of attention http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/principal-s-let-it-go-school-closure-parody-draws-flurry-of-attention.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/principal-s-let-it-go-school-closure-parody-draws-flurry-of-attention.html Principal's 'Let It Go' school closure parody draws flurry of attention

The Today Show -- Snow is falling, schools are closing, and that can mean only one thing: Song parody announcements!

And with his epic rendition of "Let it Snow" (set to the tune of "Let It Go"), the head of Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island hasn't just raised the bar on these little spotlight-grabbers, he's blown it completely away.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:43:19 -0800
Craigslist couple: the tragic ending http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/craigslist-couple-the-tragic-ending.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/craigslist-couple-the-tragic-ending.html Craigslist couple: the tragic ending

Telfair County, Ga. --- (WXIA) The search for an elderly Georgia couple ended tragically Monday in Telfair County, Georgia.

Georgia authorities discovered an SUV belonging to the couple submerged in a Telfair County lake, as well as two unidentified bodies believed to be the couple nearby.

69-year-old Bud Runion and his 66-year-old wife, June, were last heard from travelling to the small city of McRae, Georgia to purchase a car they had seen listed on Craigslist.

The author of the Craigslist advertisement and chief suspect in the case, 28-year-old Ronnie Towns, turned himself in to authorities Monday morning.

"We feel like he was at least intending to defraud Mr. Runion of any funds that he brought down," said Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson.

The vehicle belonging to the missing couple was found submerged in a pond not far from property owned by Towns.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:32:29 -0800