News RSS Feed | KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2 http://kobi5.com Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:50:49 -0700 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Felon fights for his firearms http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/felon-fights-for-his-firearms.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/felon-fights-for-his-firearms.html Felon fights for his firearms

(KFOR)  A convicted Oklahoma felon is fighting for the return dozens of guns found on his property.

Convicted of felony child abuse in the 1990s, Billy Ray Albertson can't legally possess any guns. 

His lawyers, however, argue there's a difference between "possessing" and "owning".

Dozens of guns were found in a safe on his property when a search warrant was executed in June.

All of the weapons were seized by the sheriff's office.

Since that time Albertson has been working his way through the court system to get the guns back, and it may be possible thanks to a recent Supreme Court ruling.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:10:56 -0700
Scout saves dad crushed by boulder http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/scout-saves-dad-crushed-by-boulder.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/scout-saves-dad-crushed-by-boulder.html Scout saves dad crushed by boulder

(KTVB) Charlie Wilstead Finlayson just started 8th grade at Idaho's Eagle Middle School. The 13-year-old is a Boy Scout and loves the wilderness.

Last week, his survival skills were put to the test after a scary situation in the wilderness.

The teen was on a backpacking trip with his father, David Finlayson, a criminal defense attorney who lives in Utah.  

"The plan was 12 days and we were going to just climb, fly fish a little bit, backpack," said Charlie.

A week into the trip, the two set up camp at Ship Island Lake. It's a remote area where they planned to do some climbing, but on Monday, Aug. 17, plans changed dramatically.

"The boulder fell on him and then he kind of tumbled down like 20 or 30 more feet," explained Charlie.

While Charlie's dad was scouting out where to climb next, a refrigerator-sized boulder came loose and hit him.

The 52-year-old's left arm and leg were broken and he had a large gash on his shin. The bone was showing through.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:08:58 -0700
Caught between two countries http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/caught-between-two-countries.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/caught-between-two-countries.html Caught between two countries

(NTV)  Every year in Nevada, a group of World War II veterans meet to renew their unique bond and share firsthand accounts of history.

These Japanese-Americans were among the 14,000 soldiers of a regiment that went to the front lines to fight both the enemy and discrimination.

Shortly after Japan's military carried out a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, U.S. authorities classified all residents of Japanese ancestry as enemy aliens. 

Newspapers and radio fueled anti-Japanese sentiment.

"They were all saying, 'Get rid of the Japs, we don't want them, they're not Americans, get rid of them,'" recalls Lawson Sakai.

The government forced 120,000 people into internment camps, including those born on American soil.  Some were determined to show they did not deserve to be imprisoned.

Men in their teens and 20s faced the difficult decision to fight against their parents' homeland.  A few initially refused.

"Will you fight for the United States against Japan?" That's the only question I remember, and I said 'no.' I didn't have no loyalty over there, but I knew that my dad and my mother had a daughter over there," says Sam Sakamoto.

Sakamoto was one of thousands of JAPANESE-AMERICANS ASSIGNED TO THE 442ND REGIMENT. 

They landed in Naples, Italy in June of 1944, and were redeployed in France that September.  The soldiers traveled 500 miles inland and were promptly ordered in to battle. 

Their mission was to rescue a group of men surrounded by German forces that came to be known as "The Lost Battalion." 

The fighting was taxing and brutal.

"You don't have time to think when you're in combat. We were attacking, we kept going. Even if the guys are getting killed, left and right, we kept going," says Lawson Sakai.

The fighting lasted for five days.  The regiment rescued 221 fellow Americans, at a cost of about 800 lives.

America gave the 442nd a hero's welcome when they returned home in July, 1946.

9,476 men died to prove they were true Americans, and something kept the regiment going.

"There was still, I think, some Japanese spirit coming from our parents. You know, it was kind of like, 'never give up' spirit," Sakai says.

The United States is a melting pot of cultures, two seemingly contrasting elements came together in these men, who proved themselves as fine soldiers and fine Americans.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:04:31 -0700
Oxford Dictionary adds popular words http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/oxford-dictionary-adds-popular-words.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/oxford-dictionary-adds-popular-words.html Oxford Dictionary adds popular words

"Manspreading" is so popular apparently it's now a word. And so is "hangry" and "awesomesauce." 

Those are just a few of the dozens of new words, phrases and acronyms added Thursday to the Oxford Dictionary online version. 

According to Oxford University Press the words represent newer terms judged most significant and likely to stand the test of time. The additions include cat cafe, onboarding, grexit and brexit. 

There are also several new terms with "y" endings, including cheffy, melty, cidery and cupcakery.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:39:24 -0700
"I have a dream" speech 52 years ago today http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/i-have-a-dream-speech-52-years-ago-today.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/i-have-a-dream-speech-52-years-ago-today.html

Today marks the 52nd anniversary of Martin Luther King Junior's "I have a dream" speech.

The civil rights icon delivered the famous address on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, during the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom". 

More than a quarter-million people attended the demonstration.                    according to the King Center, the speech is 17 minutes long. 

King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, nearly five years after the historic speech.

 

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:38:32 -0700
Vigil held for WDBJ journalists http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/vigil-held-for-wdbj-journalists.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/vigil-held-for-wdbj-journalists.html Vigil held for WDBJ journalists

 Roanoke, Va.-- The outpouring of support continues in Virginia after a TV news crew was gunned down live on the air.

Hundreds gathered Thursday night outside the studios of WDBJ TV for a candlelight vigil to remember 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old photographer Adam Ward.

Vicki Gardner was being interviewed by Parker on live television when a former station employee, Vester flanagan (also known as Bryce Williams) opened fire. She is recovering at an area hospital. 

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:09:28 -0700
At least 70 bodies found inside abandoned truck http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/at-least-70-bodies-found-inside-abandoned-truck.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/at-least-70-bodies-found-inside-abandoned-truck.html At least 70 bodies found inside abandoned truck

Austria-- Austria's Interior Ministry says investigators have found more than 70 bodies in a truck full of refugees discovered abandoned on a highway Thursday. Officials had originally reported up to 50 bodies.

The abandoned refrigerated truck coming from Hungary was found near the Hungarian border yesterday, with fluids from the decomposing bodies seeping from its back door.

According to Hungarian officials, a Romanian citizen had registered the plates. Investigations have been launched in Austria and Hungary. 

The truck was towed to an Austrian village where the bodies were moved into a building and later transported to Vienna for further examination and to help establish their identities and cause of death.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:02:41 -0700
Friends mourn loss of Alison Parker and Adam Ward http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/friends-mourn-loss-of-alison-parker-and-adam-ward.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/friends-mourn-loss-of-alison-parker-and-adam-ward.html Friends mourn loss of Alison Parker and Adam Ward

(NBC News)  Friends and colleagues are mourning the loss of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, the WDBJ reporter and photographer murdered on-air during a Wednesday morning broadcast.

They say Alison and Adam weren't just coworkers to those at Virginia CBS affiliate WDBJ, they were family.

Adam ward had proposed marriage to his girlfriend, news producer Melissa Ott. She was at work Wednesday morning, her last day before she was to take a job in another city. 

Adam had plans to follow her, and told co-workers he was thinking of getting out of news.

On social media WDBJ anchor Chris Hurst revealed he and Alison Parker had recently moved in together and had talked about getting married.

The two were "very much in love" he wrote, adding "I am numb."

Even those in law enforcement, who knew both Alison and Adam, were shaken. 

"Stopped me in my tracks this morning. Like many viewers, I was watching this morning's broadcast and couldn't really understand what was happening myself," said Franklin County Sheriff Bill Overton. 

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:01:24 -0700
Trump spars with reporter http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/trump-spars-with-reporter.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/trump-spars-with-reporter.html Trump spars with reporter

(NBC News)  Donald Trump is waging a war of words with one of the nation's best-known Spanish news anchors.

Trump and Univision's Jorge Ramos sparred at a news conference in Iowa Tuesday, and the newsman was briefly thrown out.

After Ramos was invited back in he engaged Trump in a four and-a-half minute immigration debate, with Trump arguing that good "management" would help him carry out the deportation of 11-million undocumented immigrants.

It's the latest example of a trend: Trump spectacle overshadowing substance on the campaign trail.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:11:16 -0700
Burger Risk: Bacterial Contamination Rampant in Test of Ground Beef http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/burger-risk-bacterial-contamination-rampant-in-test-of-ground-beef.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/burger-risk-bacterial-contamination-rampant-in-test-of-ground-beef.html Burger Risk: Bacterial Contamination Rampant in Test of Ground Beef

(NBC News) Like your burger medium-rare? A new report on bacterial contamination in ground beef by Consumer Reports might move you to the well-done camp.

In its report published Monday, Consumer Reports discovered E. coli or other bacteria consistent with fecal contamination in all 300 packages of ground beef that it tested. Ten to 20 percent of samples, which were purchased across the country, were also contaminated with other bacteria that can cause illness.

The investigation also found more bacteria in ground beef from conventionally raised cattle - animals given antibiotics and fattened on feedlots - compared to more sustainably raised grass-fed or antibiotic-free beef.

More than 80 percent of conventional beef harbored at least two types of bacteria, compared to less than 60 percent of sustainably raised beef. And twice as many samples of conventional beef, 18 percent, tested positive for "superbugs" - bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics - compared to the more sustainable varieties.

The majority of the 4.6 billion pounds of beef - half of it ground - Americans buy each year is conventionally produced.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, the agency responsible for ensuring the safety of the nation's food supply, told NBC News that none of the E. coli found by Consumer Reports was the toxin-producing variety responsible for outbreaks of illness.

The USDA added that measures to improve food safety, including a "zero-tolerance policy for six dangerous strains of E. coli, better procedures for detecting the source of outbreaks and improved laboratory testing" have led to a 10 percent drop in illnesses attributed to food products regulated by the agency from 2013 to 2014.

Food safety experts recommend cooking beef to 160 degrees to kill bacteria that can make you ill and making sure raw meat does not contaminate other foods.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:03:11 -0700