News RSS Feed | KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2 http://kobi5.com Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:53:11 -0800 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Teen shoots intruder in North Carolina http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/teen-shoots-intruder.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/teen-shoots-intruder.html Teen shoots intruder in North Carolina

Charlotte, N.C. --- (WCNC)  The 14-year-old teenager who shot and killed an intruder during an attempted home invasion in his grandparents' Charlotte, North Carolina home says he had to do it.

He says he was preparing dinner for his grandmother when he heard noises outside her home Tuesday evening.  The banging got louder.

The family says this was the third time burglars tried to break-in since September.

The teen was left alone to look after his grandmother, who was recovering from hip-replacement surgery.

The teen says the suspect ignored his pleas to leave the property.

"He heard me for sure, because I said it real loud. I said it 5-6 times. I said stop. 'I have a gun, who is that, stop.' I told him, I had a gun, he wouldn't stop. He kept breaking through," he said.

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:44:08 -0800
Sony scraps "The Interview" http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/sony-scraps-the-interview.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/sony-scraps-the-interview.html Sony scraps

(KUSA) Sony Pictures has announced it will not move forward with its planned release of "The Interview."

The announcement comes after five of the country's top movie theater chains announced they would not show the film because of terrorist threats.

AMC, Regal Entertainment, Cinemark, Carmike and Cineplex entertainment all refused to show the film after the group claiming responsibility for hacking Sony's computer systems threatened violence at theaters showing the movie.

"The Interview" stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as journalists recruited by the C.I.A. to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:40:57 -0800
Rare disease makes baby almost untouchable http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/mother-s-heartbreak-she-can-t-touch-her-child.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/mother-s-heartbreak-she-can-t-touch-her-child.html Rare disease makes baby almost untouchable

Lincoln, Calif. -- (KCRA)  On October 12 Kirsti and Jason Kinkle welcomed their daughter, Kiira, into the world.     

The next day they learned their daughter had a rare disease that makes skin-to-skin contact almost impossible.

"This is the worst disease you've never heard of," says Kirsti Kinkle.

The Kinkles said their daughter was born with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, a genetic skin disease which causes the skin to blister or even tear from rubbing, friction, scratching or even adhesive tape.

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:04:43 -0800
No smoking employee's? http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/no-smoking-employee-s.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/no-smoking-employee-s.html No smoking employee's?

Ariz. --- (KVOA)  One county in Arizona says it's losing $13 million dollars a year to costs from its employees' smoking, and it's considering taking action.

Pima County officials say smokers take more sick days and are less productive than their smoke-free coworkers.  They estimate smoking costs the county nearly $13 million per year.

Now the county is considering putting an end to the hiring of not just smokers, but all nicotine users and charging current employees who do use 30 percent more on their insurance premiums.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:49:23 -0800
"7th Heaven" Star Stephen Collins confesses to sex abuse of young girls http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/7th-heaven-star-stephen-collins-confesses-to-sex-abuse-of-young-girls.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/7th-heaven-star-stephen-collins-confesses-to-sex-abuse-of-young-girls.html

(NBC San Diego) Stephen Collins has admitted to inappropriate sexual conduct with underage girls.

In a thousand-word statement released to People magazine, Collins wrote that his behavior was "inexcusable," claiming that he has not done anything since his last incident, when he exposed himself to a teenage girl in 1994.

Collins says there were three victims from 1973 to 1994, but he has "not had an impulse to act out in any such way" in the last 20 years. "I deeply regret the mistakes I've made and any pain I have caused these three women,'' the actor writes. "I admit to, apologize for and take responsibility for what I did.''

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:01:17 -0800
Teenage marijuana use declines, according to survey http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/teenage-marijuana-use-declines.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/teenage-marijuana-use-declines.html Teenage marijuana use declines, according to survey

Teenage marijuana use is on the decline.
 
That’s the word tonight from the National Institute on Drug Abuse; as many as 50,000 students were surveyed across the country.

Teens say marijuana is less available than what it once was.

8th, 10th and 12th graders who smoked pot this year declined slightly from 26% to 24%, while daily marijuana use among 12th graders is down from 6.5% last year to 5.8% this year.

According to the institute's findings the declines follow marijuana legalization laws in Colorado and Washington; last month voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington D.C. passed initiatives to legalize marijuana.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:26:00 -0800
U.S. begins to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/us-restores-diplomatic-relations-with-cuba.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/us-restores-diplomatic-relations-with-cuba.html U.S. begins to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba

(NBC News) (NBC News)  American Alan Gross is back on U.S. soil following five years in a Cuban prison.

His release and return are part of the first step of major changes in relations between the United States and Cuba.

"I believe we can do more to support Cuban people and promote our values through engagement," President Obama said after the release.  "Afterall these 50 years have shown that isolation has not worked its time for new approach." 

Pope Francis urged the change and secretly helped broker the deal.

Still, some on Capitol Hill are vowing to stop what they see as a bad deal for Cubans.

"All they've done here today is make it easier for the Castro regime and their system of government to now become permanent forever on the island of Cuba," said Florida Senator Marco Rubio.  "This president has to be the worst negotiator we've ever had."

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:05:38 -0800
Joyride turns deadly in Mississippi http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/joyride-turns-deadly.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/joyride-turns-deadly.html Joyride turns deadly in Mississippi

Scott County, Miss. --- (WLBT)  A 9-year-old Mississippi boy is fighting for his life after crashing a car full of children, killing two of the young passengers.

3-year-old Braydon Traxler and 13-year-old Justin Harrell died after being ejected when the car they were in slammed into a light pole, snapping it in half.

The wreck happened late Friday night in Scott County's close knit Hillsboro Community.

9-year-old Ty'Jun Thigpen, known to many as Nemo, took his mother's car keys, got behind the wheel of the car took the other children on a joyride.

Then Thigpen saw blue lights and tried to avoid a Mississippi Highway Patrol's safety check point.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:34:37 -0800
Deer go Christmas shopping? http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/deer-go-christmas-shopping.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/deer-go-christmas-shopping.html Deer go Christmas shopping?

Strawberry Point, Iowa --- (KWWL)  Two unexpected visitors caused a stir in Strawberry Point, Iowa with their weekend Christmas shopping, and they're still on the loose.

A pair of deer ran through the door of Strawberry Foods around 4 p.m. Saturday.

"They came running through the door, pushed it open by themselves," said cashier Linda Putz.

Surveillance cameras caught the whole thing. The two does run through the door, and bolt around the store. One heads for the back, sees the meat counter, and changes her mind. The other get stuck in the beer cave, knocking bottles of liquor to the floor.

For Putz, that didn't sound good.

"Very bad," she said. "Bottles crashing, breaking. I mean, just all glass bottles.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:29:19 -0800
Rare sight: octopus eggs http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/rare-sight-octopus-eggs.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/rare-sight-octopus-eggs.html Rare sight: octopus eggs

(KTUU)  Visitors to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward are being treated to a rare sight.

Dot, the aquarium's Giant Pacific Octopus, is currently tending to thousands of eggs.

It's extremely rare for octopi to successfully breed in captivity, and the SeaLife Center staff is thrilled to be able to share the unique experience with visitors.

It's even more rare for the eggs to hatch into young octopi that survive into adulthood.

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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 16:18:46 -0800