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    Josiah Henson and the Underground Railroad in Ontario | Le chemin de fer clandestin en Ontario
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    Josiah Henson and the Underground Railroad in Ontario | Le chemin de fer clandestin en Ontario

    August 17, 2019


    We’re in Southwestern Ontario in a little town called Dresden at the Josiah Henson Interpretative Centre of the Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site. I think one of the most remarkable things about Josiah Henson’s story is he was a black man who was only considered as property. But here, this man went across the world. He went to England. He met the Queen. He met the President of the United States because he had worked himself up to a position where he was a leader within the black community and the work that he did here in Dresden at the Dawn Settlement really helped put Canada on the map as a safe haven for refugees escaping from slavery in the United States. I was born and raised in Dresden, Ontario and still live here and raised my family here. Like Josiah Henson and his family, my ancestors also came by way of the Underground Railroad. I think Black History month is very important for these children to learn about their heritage and let them know that they need to be proud of their heritage. There is a place for the past, but we need to lead them into the future. I think the students that come here from the city are really surprised that this is in its – kind of in its rawest form how we came here to Canada, ’cause we need to study our past in order to understand our present and build a better future for ourselves.

    The National for July 26, 2019 — B.C. Floatplane Crash, Manhunt for Murder Suspects
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    The National for July 26, 2019 — B.C. Floatplane Crash, Manhunt for Murder Suspects

    August 15, 2019


    TONIGHT, WHERE ARE THE TWO MEN SUSPECTED IN THREE B.C. MURDERS?>>THE SUSPECTS MAY HAVE INADVERTENTLY RECEIVED ASSISTANCE IN LEAVING THE AREA.>>Ian: THE SEARCH CONTINUES IN NORTHERN MANITOBA, BUT THE LAST CONFIRMED SIGHTING WAS DAYS AGO.>>WITH ALL THAT IS GOING ON, PEOPLE DON’T FEEL SAFE.>>Ian: WE’LL TAKE YOU TO COMMUNITIES ON EDGE.>>Andrew: OLD TENSIONS FLARING AGAIN.>>HE MADE IT CLEAR THIS MORNING HE’S NOT GOING TO APOLOGIZE FOR WHAT HE SEES AS THE TRUTH.>>Andrew: A LAND TRANSFER SPARKS NEW ANGER IN OKA. WE’LL TAKE YOU TO THE HEART OF THE DISPUTE.>>>PLUS, A RECORD-BREAKING PRIZE POOL FOR SOME OF THE WORLD’S TOP GAMERS.>>I DON’T THINK ESPORTS IS GOING AWAY ANYTIME SOON. THE SHOWMANSHIP IS A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME.>>Andrew: AFTER THIS WEEKEND, YOU WILL NOT LOOK AT E SPORTS THE SAME WAY AGAIN. THIS IS “THE NATIONAL”.>>Ian: WE BEGIN THIS EVENING IF THE STORY BREAKING HERE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. FOUR PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN A FLOAT PLANE CRASH OFF THE NORTHERN TIP OF VANCOUVER ISLAND. WE’RE TOLD FIVE OTHERS ON BOARD MANAGED TO SURVIVE, BUT THEIR CONDITIONS HAVEN’T YET BEEN DISCLOSED. THE CRASH HAPPENED JUST AFTER 11 A.M. PACIFIC TIME, ON ADDENBROKE ISLAND, 200 KILOMETRES NORTH OF PORT HARDY. MEGAN BATCHELOR IS HERE IN THE NEWSROOM WITH THE LATEST. WHAT DO WE KNOW NOW ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED?>>Reporter: WELL, WE KNOW THIS IS STILL VERY MUCH AN ACTIVE SITUATION. WE KNOW THAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE AT ADDENBROKE ISLAND WORKING ON BRINGING THOSE SURVIVING PASSENGERS TO VANCOUVER ISLAND AND THEN AIR LIFTING THEM TO VANCOUVER FOR TREATMENT. SO AT THIS POINT, WE KNOW FOUR PEOPLE HAVE DIED, FIVE PEOPLE SURVIVED, THERE WERE NINE PEOPLE IN TOTAL ONBOARD THE PLANE WHEN IT CRASHED. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT KIND OF CONDITION THE SURVIVORS ARE IN. IT WAS A CESSNA 208 FLOAT PLANE ON ITS WAY TO A NEARBY ISLAND TO THE WEST WHEN IT CRASHED. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED LEADING UP TO THAT CRASH, BUT THE JOINT RESCUE COORDINATION CENTRE SAYS AT THE TIME THE WEATHER WAS RAINY, THERE WAS LOW VISIBILITY. THAT IS A POSSIBILITY, BUT AGAIN, WE DON’T KNOW FOR SURE WHAT HAS HAPPENED LEADING UP TO THE CRASH.>>Ian: STILL EARLY HOURS. THIS COMPANY HAD A FATAL CRASH TEN YEARS AGO?>>Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT, BACK IN 2009, THE COMPANY, SEAIR, WHICH OWNS THIS PLANE IN QUESTION TODAY WAS INVOLVED IN A FATAL CRASH OVER THE COAST OF THE ISLAND IN B.C. IN THAT CASE, SIX PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN THAT CRASH BACK IN 2009. IN TODAY’S CASE, SEAIR HAS ISSUED A STATEMENT, IT READS IN PART OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH THOSE INVOLVED IN THE CRASH AND THEIR LOVED ONES AND ARE DEVASTATED BY THIS FATAL ACCIDENT.>>Reporter: SO THE COMPANY HAS DECIDED TO SUSPEND ITS FLIGHTS. WHILE THE INVESTIGATION IS UNDER WAY, WE’RE HOPING FOR A FEW MORE DETAILS, INCLUDING JUST HOW THOSE SURVIVING PASSENGERS ARE DOING AS THE NIGHT GOES ON.>>Ian: I KNOW YOU’LL STAY ON THE STORY. THANK YOU.>>>LET’S MOVE TO THE OTHER MAJOR DEVELOPING STORY HERE IN CANADA. A NEW POSSIBILITY IS BEING RAISED IN THE SEARCH FOR ALLEGED KILLERS BRYER SCHMEGELSKY AND KAM McLEOD. EVEN AS THE RCMP COMB THROUGH THE FOREST NEAR GILLAM, MANITOBA TODAY, THEY SAID THE PAIR MAY HAVE SLIPPED OUT.>>OUR INVESTIGATORS ARE ALSO EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE SUSPECTS MAY HAVE INADVERTENTLY RECEIVED ASSISTANCE IN LEAVING THE AREA. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOMEONE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN AWARE OF WHO THEY WERE PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO AND MAY NOW BE HESITANT TO COME FORWARD.>>Ian: SO POLICE ARE WARNING PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO REMAIN VIGILANT. THEY ALSO RELEASED THIS VIDEO OF THE PAIR IN A SASKATCHEWAN STORE LAST SUNDAY, DAYS AFTER THREE PEOPLE IN B.C. WERE MURDERED. AND TONIGHT, WORD THE TEENS WERE IN COLD LAKE, ALBERTA THAT DAY. SOMEONE HELPED THEM GET THEIR VEHICLE UNSTUCK FROM A TRAIL. POLICE CALLING IT A SHORT, UNREMARKABLE INTERACTION. NO ONE IS SURE WHERE THE SUSPECTS ARE, BUT THE AREA AROUND GILLAM REMAINS THE EPICENTRE OF THE SEARCH. IT’S A REMOTE TOWN OF 1100 PEOPLE. THE FUGITIVES AND THE PUSH TO FIND THEM HAVE PEOPLE THERE ON EDGE.>>Reporter: AT THE TRAIN STATION IN GILLAM TODAY, OFFICERS BOARDED AN INCOMING VIA RAIL TRAIN. ON THE HUNT FOR ANYTHING OUT OF PLACE. WITH A HEAT SENSING DRONE IN THE SKY AND A LITTLE EXTRA HELP ON THE GROUND, THIS CONCERTED EFFORT TO TRACK DOWN THE TWO SUSPECTS WHO REMAIN ON THE RUN COMES ON A DAY WHEN THE ELEMENTS ARE NOT WORKING IN ANYONE’S FAVOUR.>>HELLO, GOOD AFTERNOON.>>Reporter: RCMP SAY IT’S POSSIBLE THE TWO AREN’T EVEN IN THIS AREA ANYMORE, BUT THEY’RE STILL DOUBLING DOWN HERE.>>OVER THE NEXT 72 HOURS, INVESTIGATORS WILL CONDUCT DOOR-TO-DOOR CANVASS IN THE TOWN OF GILLAM AND FOX LAKE CREE NATION IN HOPES OF GENERATING NEW TIPS AND INFORMATION.>>Reporter: UNDER THE STRAIN OF THE ATTENTION AND THE MANHUNT, PEOPLE HERE ARE LOOKING OUT FOR EACH OTHER AS WELL AS THE SUSPECTS. ALTHOUGH THE REALITY OF THIS ONGOING CASE IS ALWAYS PRESENT, THE MANAGER HERE SAYS SHE’S TAKING CARE TO MAKE SURE STAFF ARE NOT WORKING ALONE.>>IF SOMEBODY DOESN’T WANT TO COME TO WORK BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH ALL THAT IS GOING ON, PEOPLE DON’T FEEL SAFE LEAVING THEIR HOUSE, THAT’S THEIR PREROGATIVE AND THAT’S OKAY.>>Reporter: PEOPLE ARE ALSO BANNING TOGETHER IN FOX LAKE CREE NATION. THIS CREW IS BUILDING A SHELTER FOR A COMMUNITY BONFIRE. AFTER DAYS OF BEING HOLED UP, THEY’RE SHARING FOOD AND FEELINGS.>>THE ISOLATION IS JUST GETS TO BE TOO MUCH FOR PEOPLE AND THAT WAY THEY CAN SHARE, TALK ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON, INSTEAD OF STAYING HOME AND JUST BEING FRIGHTENED.>>Reporter: BUT ALWAYS TOP OF MIND IS THE QUESTION, WHEN WILL THIS ALL END? AND HOW?>>I’M JUST HOPING AND PRAYING THEY GET CAUGHT SOON BECAUSE IT’S CRAZY. I JUST HOPE IT ENDS PEACEFULLY AND NOBODY ELSE GETS HURT.>>Reporter: THIS SEARCH IS ABOUT TO GET A BOOST. CANADA’S PUBLIC SAFETY MINISTER SAYS MILITARY AIR SUPPORT IS ON THE WAY. ANOTHER TOOL FOR INVESTIGATORS AS THIS SEARCH DRAGS ON. ANGELA JOHNSTON, CBC NEWS, GILLAM.>>Ian: IF McLEOD AND SCHMEGELSKY ARE STILL OUT IN THE WILDERNESS AS THE POLICE MOVES CLOSER, WE WONDERED WHAT THEIR STATE OF MIND WOULD BE.>>Reporter: WHEN IT COMES TO TAKING DOWN A THREAT, FEW HAVE AS MUCH EXPERIENCE AS TOM SHARKIE. IN HIS DECADE LONG CAREER, HE OVERSAW SOME OF TORONTO’S MOST TENSE MOMENTS. LIKE THIS 2004 HOSTAGE TAKING. HE SAYS THE FIRST THING POLICE NEED TO DO WHEN THEY FIND THE SUSPECT IS CONTAIN THEM.>>THEY HAVE TO SANITIZE THE AREA. NOBODY CAN GET IN. NOBODY CAN GET OUT. BRING IN THE UNITS, THE SNIPER UNITS AND OTHER THINGS TO ADD TO THE CONTAINMENT AREA. ONCE THAT IS ATTAINED, THEY’LL TRY TO NEGOTIATE.>>Reporter: HE SAYS RCMP LIKELY ALREADY HAVE PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILES OF THE MEN, BECAUSE HOW THAT CONVERSATION BEGINS IS CRITICAL.>>FIRST 30 MINUTES IS USUALLY THE MOST DANGEROUS TIME OF THE ENCOUNTER WITH THE PERSON. ADRENALINE PUMP.>>Reporter: BUT GETTING A READ ON FUGITIVE, ESPECIALLY THOSE SUSPECTED OF MULTIPLE HOMICIDES IS TOUGH.>>THEY FEEL A SENSE OF THRILL BECAUSE THEY’RE ON THE RUN. THEY’RE EVADING LAW. BUT THAT FEELING DISSIPATES AND CHANGES ONCE THEY REALIZE THEY’RE THE PRIME SUSPECTS IN THE NATIONAL MANHUNT.>>Reporter: LEE IS A SOCIOLOGIST AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO. HE SAYS THE SUSPECTS ARE LIKELY RUNNING ON ADRENALINE.>>PEOPLE WHO ARE ON THE LAM REALIZE THEIR OPTIONS ARE RUNNING THIN, THEY GO INTO FIGHT OR FLIGHT MODE AND BECOME DESPERATE. THESE ARE TYPICALLY MOMENTS THAT ARE EXTRAORDINARILY VOLATILE.>>Reporter: THAT VOLATILITY COULD FRACTURE THE BONDS BETWEEN THE TWO SUSPECTS. SHARKIE SAYS HE’S SEEN IT MANY TIMES DURING HIS CAREER.>>MAYBE I’M JUST GOING ALONG FOR THE RIDE, THE ONE GUY, AND HEY, THIS IS MORE THAN I EXPECTED. I DIDN’T EXPECT WE’D KILL SOMEBODY. OR YOU GET A SUICIDE PACT. ONE OF THEM COMMITS SUICIDE AND THE OTHER SURRENDERS.>>Reporter: IF THE DESPERATION DOESN’T RIP THEM APART, IT COULD PRESENT A REAL DANGER TO OTHERS.>>WHAT IS TO STOP THEM FROM TAKING A HOSTAGE? WHAT IS TO STOP THEM FROM TAKING A VEHICLE? WHAT IS TO STOP THEM FROM JUMPING ON A TRAIN?>>Reporter: PRECISELY THE FEAR SPREADING THROUGH NORTHERN MANITOBA AND COMMANDING VIGILANCE ACROSS THE COUNTRY.>>Ian: ON THE FLIP-SIDE OF ALL OF THAT ARE WHAT THE POLICE ARE THINKING, THEY TRACK THE FUGITIVES. IN 20 MINUTES, MY CONVERSATION WITH THE FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE RCMP BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES BRANCH.>>>YOU’RE LOOKING INTO A CONFLICT IN QUÉBEC THAT IS RAISING MEMORIES OF A BITTER DIVIDE.>>Andrew: IT’S PITTING A FIRST NATION AGAINST A SMALL TOWN AND TODAY THE TWO LEADERS HAD A CHANCE TO WORK TOGETHER ON THE ISSUE, BUT INSTEAD AN EMOTIONAL IMPASSE. IT’S EASIER TO UNDERSTAND THE RIFLT WHEN YOU REALIZE THAT THE TOWN AT THE CENTRE OF THIS IS OKA. IN 1990, PROTESTERS FROM THE KANESATAKE FIRST NATION FORMED AN ARMS BARRICADE. THEY WANTED TO STOP A MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE FROM EXPANDING INTO AN AREA CALLED THE PINES. SO THE ENTIRE COUNTRY SAW IMAGES LIKE THIS. A MONTH LONG STANDOFF. AND IT’S THAT SAME PARCEL OF LAND AT THE HEART OF THESE NEW TENSIONS. ALL OF THIS, IS ABOUT AN HOUR WEST OF MONTREAL. HERE’S THE TOWN SITE. AND HERE’S THE NEARBY MOHAWK LAND. BUT THE DEVELOPER WANTS TO GIVE 60 HECTARES OF LAND TO THE KANESATAKE MOHAWKS THROUGH THE ECOLOGICAL GIFTS PROGRAMME. HE ALSO WANTS TO SELL THEM ANOTHER 150 HECTARES. BUT THE MAYOR OF OKA HATES THE IDEA, SAYING HIS TOWN WOULD BE “SURROUNDED BY MOHAWKS”. SO THE CHIEF AND THE MAYOR WERE INVITED TO MEET TODAY IN MONTREAL ALONG WITH FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL OFFICIALS, BUT AS SIMON NAKONECHNY EXPLAINS, IT DID NOT GO WELL.>>Reporter: THEY DIDN’T SHAKE HANDS. THEY DIDN’T TALK. AND AS FAR AS SERGE SIMON IS CONCERNED, HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MAYOR OF OKA IS AT A DEAD END.>>MY COUNCIL AND I DECIDED WE WERE NOT GOING TO GIVE THIS MAYOR ANY MORE IMPORTANCE THAN HE’S LOOKING FOR. SO HE MADE IT CLEAR HE’S NOT GOING TO APOLOGIZE FOR WHAT HE SEES AS THE TRUTH WHEN HE DESCRIBES MY COMMUNITY.>>Reporter: LAST WEEK, MAYOR PASCAL QUEVILLON TOLD A NEWSPAPER THAT THE LAND DEAL WOULD LEAVE HIS TOWN SURROUNDED BY MOHAWKS. SAY THE CHIEF CALLED THE COMMENTS RACIST AND DEMANDED AN APOLOGY, WHICH DIDN’T COME.>>Reporter: MAYOR QUEVILLON EVEN RAISED THE SPECTER OF THE 1990 ARMS STANDOFF AT OKA. A 78-DAY CRISIS THAT GRIPPED THE COUNTRY. BUT THIS TIME IT WOULD BE THE TOWNS PEOPLE RISING UP.>>I THINK THE ONLY ONE SPEAKING ABOUT ANOTHER CRISIS IS THE MAYOR OF OKA AND YOURSELVES AS MEDIA. WE HAVEN’T GIVEN THAT IMPRESSION OR THAT PERCEPTION.>>Reporter: CHIEF PICARD SAYS THERE IS NO REASON FOR THE MAYOR OF OKA TO BE AT THE TABLE ANYWAY. THAT THE MOHAWKS SHOULD DEAL NATION TO NATION. AND IF OTTAWA HAD RESOLVED THEIR LAND CLAIMS AFTER THE FIRST OKA CRISIS, HE SAYS THERE WOULD BE NO TALK NOW OF A SECOND.>>Andrew: POLICE ANNOUNCED A MAJOR BUST IN ONTARIO. YOU SEE TWO OF THOSE CHARGED WERE EMPLOYEES OF SUNWING AIRLINES. LISA XING TELLS US MORE.>>Reporter: POLICE WOULDN’T SAY MUCH MORE ABOUT THE TWO MEN CHARGED IN A COCAINE TRAFFICKING RING, JUST THAT THEY WORKED AT TORONTO’S PEARSON AIRPORT ACCORDING TO A SOURCE WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE INVESTIGATION, BOTH WERE IN AIRPLANE MAINTENANCE.>>THROUGHOUT THE TERM OF OUR INVESTIGATION, WHICH WAS APPROXIMATELY A YEAR AND A HALF, IT WAS ONGOING AND HAD BEEN ESTABLISHED PRIOR TO THAT.>>Reporter: THE UNDERCOVER OPERATION LED TO THE ARRESTS OF NINE OTHERS IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO AND THE SEIZURE OF $10 MILLION WORTH OF DRUGS LIKE FENTANYL.>>MILLIONS OF DOSES. THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT TO SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO.>>Reporter: THE FENTANYL SEIZED CAME FROM MEXICO. POLICE SAY THE COCAINE THE SUNWING WORKERS SMUGGLED CAME FROM SOUTH AMERICA. ALL DESTINATIONS THE COMPANY SERVICES. THERE IS A LONG HISTORY OF DRUG TRAFFICKING AT CANADIAN AIRPORTS. FLIGHT ATTENDANTS AND AIRPORT WORKERS HAVE DONE JAIL TIME, INCLUDING THOSE FROM MONTREAL, WINNIPEG AND TORONTO. AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS ARE A TEMPTING TARGET FOR TRAFFICKERS AND THAT TROUBLES THIS NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERT.>>WE HAVE SEEN ALSO PEOPLE WITHIN THE AIRPORT ECOSYSTEM WHO CONTRIBUTED TO ACTUAL TERROR EVENTS. SO IT’S A REAL ENVIRONMENT OF SOPHISTICATED AND BAD ACTORS.>>Reporter: HE SAID IT’S TOUGH TO MONITOR THE THREATS BECAUSE RUNNING AN AIRPORT REQUIRES COORDINATION.>>THEY’RE ALMOST LIKE MINI CITIES. THEY HAVE MULTIPLE LEVELS OF STAKEHOLDERS. SOMETIMES INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AGENCIES AND MULTIPLE PIECES OF LEGISLATION THAT GOVERN THEM.>>Reporter: SUNWING SAYS IT’S WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE RCMP. THE TWO EMPLOYEES ARE SUSPENDED. THEIR SECURITY CLEARANCE REVOKED AS THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES. LISA XING, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Ian: SCANNEDOUSLY DISAPPOINTED, THAT’S HOW HASSAN DIAB FEELS ABOUT THE FINDINGS OF AN INVESTIGATION. IT CONCLUDED CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ACTED PROPERLY. DAVID COCHRANE HAS MORE ON THE SEARCH FOR JUSTICE.>>Reporter: HE SPENT THREE YEARS IN A FRENCH PRISON FOR A CRIME HE DID NOT COMMIT. HE’S JUST BEEN TOLD THE SYSTEM WORKED.>>WE BOYCOTTED THE REVIEW BECAUSE WE BELIEVED THAT IT WOULD AMOUNT TO A WHITE WASH EXERCISE. IT IS PROFOUNDLY UPSETTING TO SEE OUR CONCERNS AND FEARS MATERIALIZING.>>Reporter: FRANCE IMPRISONED DIAB WHILE IT TRIED TO LINK HIM TO THIS BOMBING OUTSIDE A PARIS SYNAGOGUE. BUT CANADA TURNED HIM OVER TO FRENCH JUSTICE, EVEN THOUGH THE EVIDENCE WAS WEAK AND DIAB HAD AN ALIBI. THE LAWYER SAYS THE REVIEW WAS RIGGED TO EXONERATE THE GOVERNMENT. WITH NO TRANSPARENCY IN THE PROCESS FOR CANADIANS.>>Reporter: THAT CAREER PROSECUTOR IS MURRAY SIEGEL, THE FORMER DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL OF ONTARIO.>>I FOUND THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE COUNSEL ACTED TOTALLY PROFESSIONALLY. HE REJECTED CLAIMS THAT THE CANADIAN PROSECUTORS WERE OVERZEALOUS. DIAB IS ANGRY THAT CANADA STEPPED IN AND DIRECTED FRANCE TO REPLACE DISCREDITED EVIDENCE. CANADIAN LAWYERS GOT COURT DELAYS TO ALLOW FRANCE TO DO THAT. BUT WHEN FINGERPRINT SAMPLES DIDN’T MATCH, THE REPORT WAS NEVER SHARED WITH THE FRENCH.>>THIS IS A REPORT THAT EXCUSES ALL THE CONDUCT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. IT ENDORSES ALL OF THE TROUBLING ASPECTS OF THE CURRENT EXTRADITION LAW AND SYSTEM IN CANADA.>>I HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF SYMPATHY FOR DR. DIAB AND HIS FAMILY.>>Reporter: THE JUSTICE MINISTER ACCEPTS THE FINDING THAT HIS DEPARTMENT DID NOTHING WRONG, BUT CAN IMPROVE.>>THERE ARE CERTAINLY RECOMMENDATIONS THERE THAT WILL HELP. YOU CAN ALWAYS MAKE A PROCESS BETTER.>>Reporter: 14 RECOMMENDATIONS, INCLUDING TO SHARE EVIDENCE WITH THE DEFENCE, EVEN WHEN THERE IS NO OBLIGATION TO DO SO. AND TO SEEK ASSURANCES OF A SPEEDY TRIAL SO CANADIANS WON’T LANGUISH IN A FOREIGN CELL AS DIAB DID. NONE OF WHICH HELPS HIM OR RESTORES WHAT HE LOST.>>MY REPUTATION WAS TARNISHED. MY FINANCIAL SAVINGS WIPED OUT. MY PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH DETERIORATED. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, I MISSED THE BIRTH OF MY SON AND MORE THAN THREE YEARS OF MY CHILDREN’S LIVES.>>Reporter: HE’S BEEN TOLD THE SYSTEM WORKED FINE. HE SAYS, THE SYSTEM IS THE PROBLEM. DAVID COCHRANE, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Andrew: THE LONG MARCH TO THE 2020 ELECTION IS WELL UNDER WAY IN THE U.S. AND ON THE DAY THE CONGRESS BEGAN A SUMMER RECESS, TWO DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSWOMEN LOOKED TO END THE PUBLIC SPAT. INFIGHTING WITHIN THE PARTY IS A GIFT FOR THE REPUBLICANS. SO NANCY PELOSI AND ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ MADE A SHOW OF PATCHING THE CRACKS IN CAUCUS. STILL, LYNDSAY DUNCOMBE SHOWS US WHAT REMAINS BELOW THE SURFACE.>>Reporter: AFTER WEEKS OF PUBLIC SPARRING, ALL SMILES. HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI TWEETED THIS PICTURE AND TOLD REPORTERS HER MEETING WITH ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ WAS POSITIVE.>>DO YOU THINK YOU WERE ABLE TO BURY THE HATCHET WITH CONGRESSWOMAN CORTEZ?>>I DON’T THINK THERE WAS A HATCHET.>>Reporter: MAYBE SO, BUT THIS FAMILY HAS BEEN FIGHTING AND ALL THE NEIGHBOURS KNOW ABOUT IT. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ, OR A.O.C. IS AMONG THE MOST PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS. A WAITRESS TURNED POLITICIAN WHO KNOCKED OUT A PARTY LEADER IN HER PRIMARY. SHE’S JUST 29. SHE HAS CALLED FOR THE PRESIDENT’S IMPEACHMENT AND PUSHES BACK AGAINST MODERATE LEADERSHIP.>>WE ARE THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND WE’RE A HOUSE MAJORITY AND WE NEED TO ACT LIKE IT.>>Reporter: ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ AND THREE OTHER CONGRESSWOMEN OF COLOUR WHO CALL THEMSELVES THE SQUAD, RECENTLY VOTED AGAINST THEIR PARTY OVER A BORDER BILL. NANCY PELOSI DISMISSED THE SOCIAL MEDIA STARS IN AN INTERVIEW SAYING THEY DON’T HAVE ANY FOLLOWING, THEY’RE FOUR PEOPLE AND THAT’S HOW MANY VOTES THEY GOT. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ COUNTERED IN AN INTERVIEW OF HER OWN, CALLING THE MOST POWERFUL DEMOCRAT IN THE COUNTRY, DISRESPECTFUL, ACCUSING PELOSI OF SINGLING OUT NEWLY ELECTED WOMEN OF COLOUR. THE INFIGHTING HAS GIVEN REPUBLICANS AN OPENING.>>President Donald Trump: I REALLY THINK THEY MUST HATE OUR COUNTRY.>>Reporter: DONALD TRUMP HAS ATTACKED THE SQUAD WITH LANGUAGE WIDELY CONDEMNED AS RACIST. AND ACCUSED A.O.C. OF PUSHING HER PARTY DANGEROUSLY TO THE LEFT.>>Reporter: DEMOCRATS APPEAR TO HAVE DECIDED THE BEST WAY TO RESPOND TO THE ATTACKS IS AS A TEAM.>>IT WAS A POSITIVE MEETING.>>Reporter: A UNIFIED MESSAGE. AT LEAST FOR NOW. LYNDSAY DUNCOMBE, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Ian: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”, MORE ON THE MANHUNT IN NORTHERN MANITOBA. WE LOOK AT THE POLICE STRATEGY SO FAR. BUT FIRST… >>Andrew: A DIFFERENT KIND OF WORLD CUP.>>IT’S GOING TO BE INSANE. TO SEE WHO STEPS UP THE PLATE AND WHO DOESN’T.>>Andrew: HOW GAMERS LOOK TO [ * ]>>Andrew: THIS MAY LOOK LIKE A CARTOON THEME PARK, BUT IT’S ACTUALLY A TOP TIER ESPORTS EVENT. IF YOU HAVEN’T PLAYED OR WATCHED “FORTNITE”, YOU PROBABLY KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS. THE GAME BOSTS MORE THAN 250 MILLION REGISTERED USERS AND TONIGHT, THE BEST AMONG THEM BEGIN COMPETING FOR THEIR SHARE OF THE CASH HAUL. TOP PRIZE IN THIS TOURNAMENT NETS YOU A COOL $3.8 MILLION. STEVEN D’SOUZA TAKES US INTO THE BIG LEAGUES.>>Reporter: THEY CAN BARELY SHAVE. SOME AREN’T EVEN OLD ENOUGH TO DRIVE. HERE IN THE WORLD OF “FORTNITE”, KIDS DON’T HAVE TO LOOK UP TO THEIR HEROES. IN >>A LITTLE BIT.>>Reporter: NOW, ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM, WHERE TENNIS GREATS, THE WILLIAMS SISTERS, ROGER FEDERER AND PETE SAMPRAS HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED. MORE THAN $40 MILLION CANADIAN. MILLIONS TRY TO QUALIFY. ONLY 100 MADE THE CUT. CANADIAN HAYDEN KRUEGER ARRIVED IN NEW YORK TWO WEEKS AGO, PLAYING 8-12 HOURS A DAY TO PREPARE.>>GOING OVER MY FILM. GOING OVER WHAT MISTAKES WE’VE MADE. OUR GOOD PLAYS. MAKING NEW STRATEGIES. APPLYING THOSE.>>Reporter: THE CALGARY BORN 17-YEAR-OLD IS BEST KNOWN AS ELEVATE. AS A PROFESSIONAL GAMER HE EXPECTS TO MAKE AROUND $150,000 JUST FROM TOURNAMENTS. THAT’S ONLY THE BEGINNING.>>LIKE MY SALARY AND SPONSORSHIP AND TWITCH AND STREAMING REVENUE, BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE TO WATCH ME PLAY. SO IT KIND OF ALL ADDS UP.>>Reporter: CASUALLY ROAMING “FORTNITE” WORLD AND PLAYING THE SHOOTER AGAINST FRIENDS IS FREE, BUT THERE ARE THINGS YOU HAVE TO BUY.>>DEFINITELY HUNDREDS, POSSIBLY, I DON’T WANT TO THINK IT’S THOUSANDS, BUT I REALLY DON’T WANT TO ADD IT UP BECAUSE IT WOULD PROBABLY SQUARE ME.>>Reporter: THAT LUCRATIVE MARKET IS FUELING THE BOOM. A NEW RECORD FOR PRIZE MONEY WILL BE SET NEXT MONTH.>>I THINK THE SHOWMANSHIP IS JUST A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME.>>Reporter: FOR NOW, THOUGH, THE EYES OF THE GAMING WORLD ON ARE CENTRE COURT AND ELEVATE WOULDN’T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY.>>IT’S GOING TO BE INSANE TO SEE REALLY HOW PEOPLE ADAPT AND WHO REALLY STEPS UP TO THE PLATE AND WHO DOESN’T.>>Reporter: FUELING DREAMS OF BIG PAYDAYS, THE GAME IS ANYTHING BUT CHILD’S PLAY. STEVEN D’SOUZA, CBC NEWS, NEW YORK.>>Andrew: THE $3.8 MILLION PRIZE FOR FIRST IS STUNNING EVEN COMPARED TO THE MORE TRADITIONAL SPORTS ON TV. COMPARISON, NOVAK DJOKOVIC AND HALEP, THEY TOOK TOP PRIZES OF $3.8 MILLION AT WIMBLEDON. SO “FORTNITE” MATCHES TENNIS AND BEATS GOLF. WHEN TIGER WOODS WON THIS APRIL AT THE MASTERS, HE WALKED AWAY WITH A PALTRY $2.7 MILLION.>>Ian: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”, FROM MISSING PERSONS TO SUSPECTS, WITH EBREAK DOWN THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE NATIONWIDE MANHUNT.>>Andrew: AND BUILDING A LEGACY FOR BLACK COMMUNITIES IN NOVA SCOTIA. HOW ONE GRASSROOTS CAME TO BE.>>I GOT TIRED OF ATTENDING YOUNG MEN’S FUNERALS. IT WAS PAINFUL. CHALLENGED ME TO SAY,>>Ian: WE’RE LIVE ON “THE NATIONAL”. LARGE AREAS OF SIBERIA ARE EXPERIENCING UNPRECEDENTED WILDFIRES THIS YEAR, CAUSED BY HIGHER THAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND LIGHTNING. MORE THAN 2.3 MILLION HECTARES OF LAND ARE AFFECTED AND HEAVY SMOKE IS DRIFTING CAUSING BREATHING AND VISIBILITY ISSUES.>>>WILD ROAD BLOCK ALONG THE TOUR de FRANCE. THE ROADWAY WAS COVERED IN HAIL. IT MADE IT TOO DIFFICULT FOR CYCLISTS. DURING EARLIER STAGES OF THE RACE, RIDERS PUT UP WITH EXTREME HEAT AS PARTS OF THE COUNTRY SWELTERED UNDER A HEATWAVE.>>>LET’S RETURN TO THE QUESTIONS FROM ONE OF OUR TOP STORIES TONIGHT. IT HAS BEEN FOUR DAYS SINCE TWO YOUNG MEN SUSPECTED IN THREE HOMICIDES IN B.C. LEFT THEIR LAST CLUE. A BURNING VEHICLE PUT THEM NEAR GILLAM, MANITOBA, BUT SINCE THEN NOTHING, DESPITE A GROWING POLICE SEARCH. TODAY, THE RCMP RAISED THE POSSIBILITY THAT KAM McLEOD AND BRYER SCHMEGELSKY COULD HAVE LEFT THE AREA. MAYBE WITH THE HELP OF SOMEONE WHO DIDN’T RECOGNIZE THEM. IF SO, THIS WOULD BE JUST ANOTHER TWIST ON A TRAIL DOTTED WITH PAIN AND QUESTIONS.>>THEY’RE JUST KIDS ON AN ADVENTURE, LIKE, THEY’RE GOOD BOYS.>>Ian: EXACTLY TWO WEEKS AGO, BRYER SCHMEGELSKY LAST KNOWN CONTACT WITH HIS FAMILY, A TEXT TO HIS DAD, SAYING HE AND McLEOD WERE HEADING INTO ALBERTA. THREE DAYS LATER, LUCAS FOWLER AND CHYNNA DEESE ARE FOUND DEAD IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. THE ADVENTURING COUPLE MURDERED. THEIR FAMILIES GUTTED.>>IT’S A LOVE STORY THAT HAS ENDED TRAGICALLY. IT REALLY IS. IT’S THE WORST EVER LOVE STORY.>>Ian: THAT FRIDAY, McLEOD AND SCHMEGELSKY’S TRUCK IS FOUND IN FLAMES OFF ANOTHER B.C. HIGHWAY. NOT FAR AWAY, THE BODY OF U.B.C. LECTURER LEN DYCK, NOW A MURDER VICTIM.>>HE LOVED THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT SO HE FOCUSED ALL HIS ATTENTION ON THAT. HE ALSO WAS FOCUSED ON HIS FAMILY.>>Ian: THE TEENS ARE FIRST LABELLED AS MISSING. ON SUNDAY, THEY GO SHOPPING IN MEADOW LAKE, SASKATCHEWAN. THAT NIGHT, THEIR VEHICLE IS FOUND IN FLAMES. ON TUESDAY, THE RCMP CHANGES THEIR STATUS.>>CAM AND BRYER ARE NO LONGER CONSIDERED MISSING. THE RCMP ARE NOW CONSIDERING KAM McLEOD AND BRYER SCHMEGELSKY AS SUSPECTS.>>Ian: THEN THEY VANISH. AS POLICE SAID TODAY, NO NEW SIGHTINGS. BUT STILL TONIGHT, THE QUESTION IS, EVEN FOR THE RCMP, WHERE ARE THE SUSPECTS? LET’S GET A POLICING PERSPECTIVE FROM GLENN WOODS, FORMER RCMP SUPERINTENDENT AND FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE RCMP BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES BRANCH. HE’S IN OUR OTTAWA STUDIO. I WANT TO START WITH THE VIDEO RELEASED TODAY, FROM EARLIER IN THE WEEK, THE TWO TEENS, AT THAT POINT THEY HADN’T BEEN PUBLICLY IDENTIFIED AS SUSPECT, BUT AS YOU WATCHED THE VIDEO, WHAT DID YOU THINK?>>I WAS TAKEN A LITTLE BIT ABACK BY IT, SIMPLY, BECAUSE THEY DID NOT APPEAR TO BE PANICKED OR UPSET. THEY WERE WALKING THROUGH THE STORE VERY NONCHALANT AND I WAS QUITE SURPRISED THAT THEY WEREN’T SHOWING A LITTLE MORE PARANOIA, TRYING TO AVOID CAMERAS, AND SPENDING ANY LENGTH OF TIME IN A PUBLIC PLACE LIKE THAT.>>Ian: AND DRAWING ON THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES BACKGROUND, DOES THAT TELL YOU OR SUGGEST ANYTHING TO YOU ABOUT THEM?>>WELL, I THINK FIRSTLY, AS YOU SAID, THEY HADN’T BEEN IDENTIFIED AS SUSPECTS YET. THEY MAY HAVE THOUGHT THEMSELVES TO BE INVISIBLE AT THAT POINT. AND SECONDLY, I DON’T THINK WE’RE DEALING WITH HIGHLY EXPERIENCED LIFETIME CRIMINALS. I DON’T THINK THEY HAVE THAT FORENSIC AWARENESS AND ARE THOUGHTFUL LIKE CAREER CRIMINALS ARE. AND IT SHOWS TO ME THE LACK OF EXPERIENCE THAT WE WOULD NORMALLY SEE IN THE EVERYDAY CRIMINAL.>>Ian: I’VE NEVER SEEN A CASE LIKE THIS. I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU. BUT I THINK ONE OF THE CHALLENGES FOR THE RCMP IS WHAT IS IN THEIR MIND, WHERE ARE THEY GOING NEXT? THE RCMP FINDS THE BURNED OUT CAR IN NORTHERN MANITOBA AND SO THEY DEPLOY A HUGE SEARCH IN THE WOODS, BUT TODAY THEY’RE SUGGESTING MAYBE THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THESE SUSPECTS AREN’T EVEN THERE. THIS SOUNDS LIKE A REALLY TOUGH INVESTIGATION TO MANAGE.>>WELL, IT IS BECAUSE IT’S GOT SEVERAL MOVING PARTS. EVERY TIME THERE IS A LOCATION WHERE THEY’RE SIGHTED, IT BECOMES ALMOST TREATED LIKE A CRIME SCENE. IF THEY BURN A VEHICLE, IT’S ANOTHER CRIME SCENE. DON’T FORGET, THEY’RE INVESTIGATING THREE HOMICIDES. THEY HAVE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS TO DO WITH RESPECT TO THE INDIVIDUALS TO TRY TO IDENTIFY HISTORY AND GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND INSIGHT INTO HOW THEY’RE THINKING. KEEPING IN MIND HERE, THE FIRST PRIORITY AT THIS POINT FOR THE RCMP IS TO ARREST THESE GUYS AND TO ARREST THEM AND AVOID ANY FURTHER VIOLENCE TO THE POLICE, OR THE SUSPECTS.>>Ian: WE HAVE JUST A FEW SECONDS LEFT. ONE OF THE INTRIGUING THINGS TODAY, THE RCMP SAYING, LOOK, IF SOMEONE HELPED THEM OUT AND DIDN’T REALIZE WHO THEY WERE, THOSE PEOPLE SHOULD COME FORWARD. YOU’VE BEEN IN THAT SITUATION BEFORE, YOU THINK THEY MAY BE ABLE TO COAX — THE RCMP — COAX WITNESSES OUT OF THE WOOD WORK HERE?>>I THINK SO. AND GENERALLY I THINK THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDS THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE OFFENCES COMMITTED BY THESE INDIVIDUALS, SO IF IT COULD BE MORE COMFORTABLE FOR THEM TO COME FORWARD REPORTING IT WITHOUT ANY FEELING OF BEING CHARGED, I THINK THAT’S GOING TO BE A BIG HELP.>>Ian: THIS IS A TOUGH CASE LOOKING FOR THESE SUSPECTS AND WE APPRECIATE YOUR INSIGHT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU, IAN.>>Ian: BESIDES KEEPING OUR EYE OUT FOR THE SUSPECTS, THERE IS ANOTHER REQUEST FROM THE RCMP TONIGHT. DON’T CREATE OR SHARE RUMOURS ABOUT THE CASE ONLINE. TODAY, THEY HAD TO TRACK DOWN A PHOTO THAT SOME THOUGHT IT WAS KAM McLEOD. IT WAS NOT.>>Andrew: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”, BRINGING THE NBA TROPHY TO MONTREAL. THE CANADIAN RAPTOR INSPIRING A NEW GENERATION IN TONIGHT’S MOMENT.>>MAKE ME FEEL GREAT. WITH HIM HERE, I CAN KNOW THAT EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE. LIKE AN ORDINARY PICKUP GAME, BUT THIS TIP-OFF BETWEEN COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND POLICE WAS ABOUT BUILDING BRIDGES AND FRIENDSHIPS. IT WAS ORGANIZED BY A GROUP CALLED 902 MAN-UP. 902 BEING THE AREA CODE IN NOVA SCOTIA. IT’S A GRASSROOTS GROUP AIMED AT ADDRESSING THE ROOT CAUSES OF VIOLENCE. TONIGHT WE REVISIT HOW THAT MOVEMENT CAME TO BE.>>WE’VE GOT TO HAVE A LITTLE COMPETITION HERE FOR THE YOUNG UNS. WHO CAN DO THE BEST NAY, NAY.>>I THINK WHAT MAKES IT UNIQUE IS THE FACT THAT IT’S A CLOSE-KNIT COMMUNITY. IT’S WELCOMING PLACE. IT’S HOME TO A LOT OF PEOPLE. IT’S A VERY SPECIAL PLACE. BUT THERE ARE ISSUES THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED.>>MAN’S WORLD IS ABOUT NO GUIDANCE WITH MORE YOUNG BOYS LIKE ME LOST. NO ROLE MODEL. SO WHEN I SQUEEZE THAT TRIGGER ALL I COULD PICTURE WAS A SINGLE MOTHER TRYING HER BEST. RUNNING UP AND DOWN THAT BLOCK. BECAUSE MONEY WAS A WAY OUT. WE’RE MORE ALIKE THAN YOU KNOW. THERE ARE SIMILARITY IN OUR TRAITS. MAN-UP, BECAUSE WE’RE TIRED OF SEEING MEN DOWN. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>MY NAME IS MARCUS JAMES.>>I’M CO-FOUNDER OF 902 MAN-UP. 902 MAN-UP IS MEN BEING MEN. GIVING BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITY. DOING WHAT THEY CAN. NO MATTER HOW BIG THAT LOOKS OR HOW SMALL IT IS. IT’S THEM GIVING BACK AND SHOWING THE COMPASSION AND GIVING BACK WHAT WAS ONCE GIVEN TO THEM.>>WHAT’S UP? HOW ARE YOU?>>I’VE BEEN WORKING IN THE COMMUNITY 27 YEARS. I LIVED IN THE COMMUNITY FOR — GOD, I CAN’T EVEN REMEMBER. MY KIDS ARE FROM THIS COMMUNITY. IT’S HOME.>>MAN-UP, WOO.>>EVERYBODY KNOWS HIM, THAT’S FOR SURE. WE ALL TRY TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER.>>WHAT MOTIVATES ME IS THE FACT THAT I GOT TIRED OF ATTENDING YOUNG MEN’S FUNERALS. THAT WAS VERY PAINFUL. AND TALKING ABOUT IT AND SEEING PEOPLE HURT, I THINK JUST CHALLENGED ME TO SAY, OKAY. WHAT CAN I DO? SO WE PUT A SOCIAL MEDIA CALL OUT AND THE RESPONSE WAS AMAZING. WE HAD OVER 100 BLACK MEN COME AND SIT DOWN AT THE TABLE AND TALK ABOUT THIS. AND IT JUST STARTED TO DEVELOP FROM THERE. [ * ] IT WAS DIFFICULT. BECAUSE WE HAD TO HAVE THOSE HARD CONVERSATIONS. BECAUSE IT STARTED WITH US AS MATURE BLACK MEN, ASKING OURSELVES, WHERE DID WE DROP THE BALL AS FATHERS, UNCLES? WHERE DID WE DROP THE BALL WITH THESE YOUNG MEN? SO WE HAD TO START THAT HEALING PROCESS, RIGHT, BEFORE WE CAN MOVE ON AND START ENGAGING THE YOUNG MEN. [ * ]>>PEOPLE NEED SUPPORT. AND THAT’S WHAT 902 MAN-UP DOES.>>MY NAME IS CORY RICIN. I KNOW 902 MAN-UP MADE A DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE. BY GIVING ME EXTRA TOOLS, GIVING ME THE CONFIDENCE AND THE EXTRA TOOLS TO CARRY ON IN MY JOURNEY.>>OKAY, LOVE YA.>>I WAS INCARCERATED TWICE. AND THE FIRST ONE, I WASN’T READY TO CHANGE. BUT THE SECOND TIME, I WAS IN AND I’M LOOKING, I’M LIKE, YOU KNOW WHAT, THINGS NEED TO CHANGE, BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO KEEP COMING IN AND OUT, IN AND OUT, IN AND OUT. I CAN’T DO THAT.>>ALWAYS. YEAH.>>NICE. * THIS IS WHERE I WANT TO BE [LAUGHTER] [LAUGHTER] * GIVE ME A MINUTE >>902 MAN-UP SPEAKS TO EVERYBODY INDIVIDUALLY. THERE IS NOT A CERTAIN CRITERIA THAT YOU HAVE TO FIT. THIS IS LIKE YOU COME IN, YOU ENGAGE. THEY ATTACK ISSUES THAT YOU HAVE. OKAY, YOU HAVE A PROBLEM HERE, HERE, HERE. LET’S ADDRESS THEM. LET’S FIX THEM. [ * ] WE HAVE TO BE WANTING AND WILLING TO CHANGE.>>WHAT’S UP, NEPHEW? WHAT YOU SAY?>>HOW ARE YOU DOING?>>NOT TOO BAD.>>YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE THIS?>>THAT’S THE NEW BROCHURE. INFORMATION ON THE GROUP AND EVERYTHING. NICE PHOTO OF YOU.>>YEAH.>>SO THAT’S WHAT WE’RE GOING TO BE HANDING OUT TO THE PUBLIC WHEN IT COMES TO INFORMATION SESSIONS. THAT’S WHAT THEY’LL RECEIVE.>>MY RELATIONSHIP WITH THIS YOUNG MAN IS UNDESCRIBABLE. IT REALLY IS. RIGHT? BECAUSE TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, I THOUGHT I LOST HIM AT ONE POINT IN TIME. AND HE KNOWS WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT. I THOUGHT I FAILED AS WELL. BECAUSE I’M EXTREMELY CLOSE TO HIM. BUT TO SEE HIM TODAY, AND IT’S A LEARNING CURVE FOR ME. 902 MAN-UP HAS HELPED BOTH OF US TO EVOLVE, RIGHT, AND TO BE ABLE TO — BECAUSE ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE TO DO AS BLACK MEN IS BE ABLE TO EXPRESS OUR FEELINGS TO EACH OTHER. RIGHT. YOU KNOW, IT’S EASY TO PULL A TRIGGER OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, BUT IT’S DIFFICULT TO LOOK AT A BROTHER AND SAY –>>HAVE DIALOGUE WITH THEM.>>HAVE DIALOGUE, LOOK HIM IN HIS EYES AND SAY I LOVE YOU. THAT’S DIFFICULT FOR US. RIGHT? 902 MAN-UP HAS ALLOWED US TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.>>IT MEANS A LOT, THANK YOU.>>LOVE YOU. YOU KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW THAT.>>IT’S GOING TO BE A GOOD TIME.>>WE GOT TO –>>I GOT THAT. YOU GOT TO GO TO JOYCE –>>I DON’T THINK IT’S SO MUCH ISSUES WE’RE IDENTIFYING AS ISSUES THAT NEVER BEEN ADDRESSED. YOU KNOW, THAT’S WHAT WE’RE DOING. WHETHER THAT’S JUSTICE, EDUCATION, HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, LACK OF EMPLOYMENT, YOU KNOW OPPORTUNITY. WE’RE LOOKING AT ALL THOSE, RIGHT? AND SOME CASES, WE’RE ABLE. IN SOME CASES WE’RE ABLE TO ADDRESS IT. IN OTHER CASES, IT’S ABOUT FINDING THOSE RESOURCES AND MAKING THEM AVAILABLE TO THE COMMUNITY, IN THE COMMUNITY, BY COMMUNITY. AND THAT’S IT RIGHT THERE.>>THAT’S A GOOD MOVE, MAN.>>YOU GETTING YOUR GED.>>I’M GOING TO TRY.>>YOU’RE NOT GOING TO TRY, YOU’RE GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL. SHOWING UP EVERY DAY.>>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT 902 MAN-UP, WHAT WE DO SO WELL. THAT IS WHAT MAKES OUR GROUP SUCCESSFUL. WE DON’T RELY ON GOVERNMENT RESOURCES. WE UNDERSTAND, WE RECOGNIZE A NEED AND WE ADDRESS IT. IT’S COMMUNITY SUPPORTING COMMUNITY.>>I CAN’T PUT IT TOGETHER.>>REMEMBER WHAT YOU AND I TALKED ABOUT. ONE DAY AT A TIME, ONE STEP AT A TIME. DON’T RUSH IT. DON’T RUSH IT. HAVE A GOOD DAY.>>LOVE YOU.>>LOVE YOU, MAN.>>YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY. [ * ] HOT DOGS IN THE CITY RIGHT HERE, BUDDY.>>LET ME KNOW. I’LL GRAB MORE.>>YOU HAVE YOUR HIGH POINTS, YOUR LOW POINTS, YOU DO, RIGHT?>>WE GOT MORE OVER HERE.>>BUT WHAT REALLY KEEPS YOU GOING IS WHEN YOU SEE A YOUNG MAN SUCH AS CORY.>>THE THREE-POINT COMPETITION, COME HERE, LET ME TAKE YOUR NAME DOWN.>>TURNING HIS LIFE COMPLETELY AROUND AND ACCOMPLISH AND OVERCOME BARRIERS THAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY, OKAY, HIS LIFE IS OVER. NO, IT’S NOT. NO, IT’S NOT. WHEN I SEE THAT AND I SEE HIM DOING SO WELL, THAT’S IT RIGHT THERE. THAT’S THE PAYOFF RIGHT THERE. [ * ]>>SEEING HIM GET TO THAT NEXT LEVEL AND THEN HIM TURN AROUND AND GIVE BACK TO HIS COMMUNITY AND PROVIDE THOSE SAME TYPE OF SUPPORTS TO YOUNGER MEN AND WOMEN COMING UP BEHIND HIM.>>WHEN YOU HAVE A COLLECTIVE SAYING THINGS TO YOU, IT JUST HITS HARDER. IT’S JUST LIKE, OKAY. AND THEN WHEN YOU LOOK AT THEM AND YOU KNOW THEM AND IT’S COMING FROM A GENUINE PLACE.>>COMMUNITY!>>MAN-UP.>>IT’S LIKE, WE’RE ALL FOR THE SAME STRUGGLE. WE’RE ALL FOR THE SAME GOALS. WE’RE ALL — YOU KNOW WHAT? WE’RE A TEAM HERE. LET’S GET IT, LET’S GET IT.>>PEACE, YEAH!>>Andrew: WE DO HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE STORY. CORY, WHO YOU MET IN THE PIECE, IS STILL COMMITTED TO HELPING HIS COMMUNITY. IN FACT, THROUGH 902 MAN-UP, HE’S NOW WORKING WITH CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES TO HELP INMATES TRANSITION SUCCESSFULLY BACK INTO SOCIETY.>>Ian: UP NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL”, A HOME COMING CELEBRATION FOR A CANADIAN RAPT IN OUR “MOMENT”. BUT FIRST. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, PLANET EARTH DODGED A COSMIC BULLET ON WEDNESDAY. AN ASTEROID WHIZZED BY. WAY CLOSER TO US THAN THE MOON.>>75,000 KILOMETRES IS ACTUALLY A REALLY, REALLY CLOSE SHAVE.>>Ian: WHAT MAKES THIS IS UNSETTLING IS NO ONE SAW IT COMING UNTIL DAYS BEFORE. IF IT HIT, IT COULD HAVE DONE WHAT WE SEE IN THE MOVIES.>>BASED ON THE SIZE AND VELOCITY COMING IN, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AKIN TO A NUCLEAR EXPLOSION. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN DEVASTATING. ENOUGH TO LEVEL A CITY.>>Ian: PLENTY OF SCIENTISTS WATCHED THE SKY. LARGE FACILITIES ARE DEVOTED TO IT.>>BUT THEY’RE ALL DOING THAT AT NIGHT. IN ORDER TO FIND ONES THAT ARE UP DURING THE DAY, WE NEED A WHOLE OTHER PLAN FOR THAT AND THAT IS SATELLITES IN SPACE DOING OBSERVATIONS OF THE SKY IN THE DIRECTION OF THE SUN AND THAT IS A LOT HARDER TO DO AND WE HAVE A LOT LESS TECH DOING THAT.>>Ian: WHAT HAPPENS IF THE NEXT SURPRISE VISITOR IS HEADED RIGHT FOR US?>>WHEN IT COMES TO DISCOVERING AN ASTEROID THAT IS GOING TO HIT EARTH IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO, THE BEST WE CAN DO IS CLEAR AREAS WE THINK IT MIGHT HIT.>>Andrew: YOU MIGHT REMEMBER CHRIS BOUCHER, THE TORONTO RAPTOR WHO WORE A GIANT CANADIAN FLAG AROUND THE SHOULDERS AFTER THE WIN. HE’S THE ONLY ACTUAL CANADIAN ON THE TEAM. ONE OF HIS GOALS IS TO PUT MONTREAL ON THE BASKETBALL MAP. TODAY, HE GOT CLOSER. BRINGING THE COVETED TROPHY TO THE CITY. PEOPLE PACKED PARKS SURROUNDING BOUCHER, MANY WHO WANT TO BE JUST LIKE HIM. AND THE MONTREALERS HE INSPIRED, THEY’RE OUR MOMENT.>>YOU WANT TO PLAY IN THE NBA ONE DAY?>>HE’S A GREAT EXAMPLE FOR THE REST OF THE KIDS LOOKING UP TO HIM. A LOT OF OUR PLAYERS HAVE NBA ASPIRATIONS, SO HE SHOWS THAT IT’S VERY POSSIBLE AND WITHIN THEIR POWER. TO SEE A GUY FROM MONTREAL BRING NBA TROPHY, IT’S UNBELIEVABLE FOR REAL.>>ALL HIS HARD WORK, HE BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER. BY BRINGING ALL THESE KIDS TOGETHER AND MAKING THEM SEE IT’S POSSIBLE, IT’S A WONDERFUL FEELING.>>WE ALWAYS SAY ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, BUT HE’S THE LIVING PROOF.>>Andrew: WHETHER IT’S MEETING A BASKETBALL PLAYER, MOVIE STAR, IT CAN BE SO PROFOUND TO MEET SOMEONE WHOM YOU IDOLIZE AND THAT IS SOMETHING YOU KNOW YOU DON’T FORGET IN YOUR LIFETIME. AND EVEN SOMEONE IN CHRIS BOUCHER’S POSITION MAY NOT REALIZE THE BIG IMPACT, BUT GOOD TO SEE THE FOLKS LOOKING UP TO HIM.>>Ian: HE’S PART OF THE NEW GENERATION OF CANADIAN NBA PLAYERS AND PROSPECTS. WE’VE HAD STEVE NASH, HE WON THE M.V.P. TWICE AND NOW HAD A NBA CHAMPION, THE RAPTORS. IMAGINE IF THOSE TWO THINGS CAME TOGETHER? THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” FOR FRIDAY, JULY 26. GOOD NIGHT.>>Andrew: GOOD NIGHT. [ * ]

    Celebrating Chinese American’s contribution to the Golden Spike Railroad
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    Celebrating Chinese American’s contribution to the Golden Spike Railroad

    August 15, 2019


    68, 73, 78. IT DOES COOL DOWN A LITTLE BIT MONDAY. AND THERE WILL BE SOME SCATTERED SHOWERS NEXT WEEK. NOTHING LIKE WE SAW THE LAST TWO DAYS. IT DOES COOL BACK DOWN TO THE LOW 70s. SURAE, I LOVE THIS FORECAST FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. BACK TO YOU. Surae: I THINK YOU WON’T BE THE ONLY ONE. THANK YOU, DAN. Dan: YOU’RE WELCOME. Surae: WE ARE APPROACHING THE 150th GOLDEN SPIKE RAILROAD ANNIVERSARY. IT WOULDN’T BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE CONTRIBUTION OF CHINESE RAILROAD WORKERS. THIS YEAR, THE CHINESE-AMERICAN COMMUNITY IS MAKING SURE THEIR ANCESTORS GET RECOGNIZED FOR THE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS THEY HAD BUILDING THE RAILROAD. JOINING US WE HAVE MICHAEL AND MARGARET FROM THE CHINESE RAILROAD WORKERS DESCENDERS ASSOCIATION. WELCOME. Guest: THANK YOU FOR HAVING US. Surae: THE 150th ANNIVERSARY, LONG HISTORY. IT’S A TIME WE SHOULD NOT FORGET THE HISTORY OF BUILDING THIS COUNTRY. Guest: CERTAINLY. THE 150 YEARS HAS BEEN SOMETHING THAT WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS. WE’VE KNOWN THE ANNIVERSARY WAS COMING UP. AND WE WANTED TO CELEBRATE THIS. AND REALLY TELL THE STORY OF THE CHINESE RAILROAD WORKERS, WHICH HASN’T BEEN TOLD VERY WELL FOR THE LAST 150 YEARS. Surae: IN LARGE PART, IT’S BEEN IGNORED. NOT REALLY IN HISTORY BOOKS. SO THIS IS A PRIME TIME TO REALLY TELL PEOPLE AND BRING THIS TO LIGHT TO PEOPLE OF THE NEXT GENERATION. Guest: ABSOLUTELY. SO WE’RE PLANNING A CONFERENCE NEXT WEEK TO DO JUST THAT. WE WANT TO TELL PEOPLE OUR STORY. AND LET THEM UNDERSTAND THAT THE CHINESE AND REALLY THE ASIAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY HAS BEEN IN THIS COUNTRY FOR MORE THAN 150 YEARS. WE’VE BEEN PART OF AMERICA. AND HE ARE AS AMERICAN AS ANYBODY ELSE. Surae: THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD, IT REALLY CONNECTED US FROM ALL THE STATES. TELL US THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS HUGE UNDERTAKING. Guest: YOU HAVE TO THINK AT THE TIME, WE WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF A CIVIL WAR THAT DIVIDED THE COUNTRY. WHEN WE STARTED THE TR TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD, WE WERE STILL FIGHTING THE WAR. AFTER THE WAR, WE WERE ABLE TO REUNITE THE COUNTRY NORTH AND SOUTH AS WELL AS EAST AND WEST. PEOPLE FROM FREED SLAVES TO CIVIL WAR VETERANS, IRISH, ITALIAN, GREEK, AND MORMONS, ALL WORKED ON IT WITH THE CHINESE. IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO COME TOGETHER. Surae: OF COURSE, WE HAVE THAT RICH HISTORY HERE IN UTAH AS WELL. SO EVEN MORE SO TO CELEBRATE, RIGHT, MARGARET? Guest: YES. AND WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A CONFERENCE TO TELL THE STORY. OUR CONFERENCE IS AT THE MARRIOTT HOTEL. IT STARTS MAY 8th TO MAY 11th. HOPING THAT EVERYBODY WILL COME TO JOIN US TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE STORY. Surae: I MEAN, PEOPLE DIED BUILDING THIS. THERE’S SO MUCH. AND THEN, ALSO FOLLOWING THAT, SO MUCH DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE ASIAN COMMUNITY. SO IT IS THAT MUCH MORE IMPORTANT TO REALLY REMEMBER WHAT THE CHINESEAMERICANS DID. Guest: ABSOLUTELY. WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE RAILROAD, IS AS SIGNIFICANT AS THE BUILDING OF THE RAILROAD. AFTER WE HAVE THIS LARGE INFLUX OF CHINESE THAT COME TO THE UNITED STATES, WE SEE A GROWING ANIMUS AGAINST THAT COMMUNITY. THEY BELIEVED WE WERE TAKING JOBS. AND YOU HEAR THAT EVEN NOW WITH NEW IMMIGRANTS. THAT THEY TAKE JOBS. THEY DRIVE DOWN WAGES. AND THAT ACTUALLY LED TO THE FIRST TIME AMERICA EVER EXCLUDED A RACE FROM COMING TO THE UNITED STATES IN 1882. Surae: SO MUCH MORE TO LEARN AND CELEBRATE. AGAIN, IT IS MAY 8th THROUGH THE 11th AT THE SALT LAKE MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN CITY CREEK. AND IF YOU WANT MORE

    August 13, 2018: NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams
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    August 13, 2018: NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams

    August 15, 2019


    >>MAJOR FUNDING FOR NJTV NEWS IS PROVIDED IN PART BY THE MEMBERS OF THE NEW JERSEY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, MAKING PUBLIC SCHOOLS GREAT FOR EVERY CHILD. AND PSE&G, WE MAKE THINGS WORK FOR COMMUNITIES. AND HORIZON BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NEW JERSEY, AN INDEPENDENT LICENSEE OF THE BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD ASSOCIATION. >>>DESTRUCTIVE STORMS. SOME PEOPLE ARE ASKING, WHERE IS THE HELP.>>AT THE ARTIST — OFFICES THE — OF THE LARGEST STATE WORKING UNION IN TRENTON, THEY ARE PUSHING ON THE SWEENEY REPORT THAT CAUSE — CALLS FOR MORE CUTS. >>AND THE FOCUS FROM THE TRACKS TO THE ENGINEERS. THOSE STORIES AND MORE NEXT ON NJTV NEWS. >>>LIFE FROM THE STUDIO, THIS IS NJTV NEWS WITH MARY ALICE WILLIAMS .>>>HELLO AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. THE STATE WAS HAMMERED BY ANOTHER 5-8 INCHES OF RAIN IN JUST A FEW HOURS ON TOP OF THE WEEKEND DELUGE THAT FLOODED BUSINESSES AND TURNED PARKED CARS INTO A FLOTILLA. NOW NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS ARE CLEANING OUT AND CALLING IN THE CALVARY.>>THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD IS DESTROYED. BEAUTIFUL HOMES ARE BEING CONDEMNED AND PEOPLE DON’T HAVE A PLACE TO GO. SOMEONE NEEDS TO COME AND HELP THESE PEOPLE. >>Reporter: AFTER A WEEK OF TORRENTIAL RAIN AND FLASH FLOODS , THE CLEANUP WAS JUST BEGINNING WHEN HE BEGAN TO RAIN AGAIN. >>IT IS TERRIBLE AND VERY DEPRESSING. >>Reporter: AND LITTLE FALLS, MULTIPLE HOMES HAVE BEEN CONDEMNED BECAUSE THE FLOOD HAS WASHED OUT FOUNDATIONS. THE SIDEWALKS ARE LITTERED WITH DRESSERS, HAT — HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES, BOOKS AND GARBAGE BAGS. CARS WERE PUSHED OFF ON THE FRONT LAWNS AND FILLED WITH MUD . THE LUCKY ONES ESCAPE WAS JUST A MESS ON THEIR HANDS. SOME RESIDENTS SAY THERE HAS BEEN NO IMMEDIATE HELP FROM LOCAL OR STATE AGENCIES. >>I WAS JUST CLEANING OUT THE BASEMENT, THE WATER WAS UP TO HERE. I’M TRYING TO GET RID OF EVERYTHING.>>WE HAD LIKE TWO FEET ON THE FIRST FLOOR PLUS THE BASEMENT. >>Reporter: AND THE RESIDENTS OF THIS BLOCK AND LITTLE FALLS SAY THEY HAVE NOT SEEN THIS MUCH FLOODING SINCE HURRICANE FLOYD. THE OWNER OF THIS HOUSE SAYS THAT THE HURRICANE — THAT THE WATER REACHED THE BOTTOM OF HIS WINDOWS IN JUST MINUTES. THE HOME IS NOW UNINHABITABLE. >>I WAS SLEEPING AND I HEARD A HISSING NOISE AND I LOOKED AROUND THE HOUSE AND BASIC THE TO SEE WHERE IT WAS COMING FROM AND I WENT UPSTAIRS AND DOWNSTAIRS AND THEN I WENT TO THE BASEMENT. I SAW SOME WATER COMING IN AND THEN I LOOKED AT THE WINDOWS OF THE BASEMENT AND THEY WERE ALL MUD WATER AND I RUSHED OUT OF THERE. I CAME TO SEE MY TRUCK FLOATING AND THE WATER WAS ABOUT SIX FEET HIGH. >>Reporter: ON SATURDAY, NEARLY 5 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN SEVERAL COUNTIES. >>IT IS OVERWHELMING AND THERE’S A LOT GOING ON WITH FLOODED HOMES. WE ARE TRYING OUR BEST TO MAKE EVERYBODY HAPPY. >>Reporter: AT AN AUTO DEALERSHIP NEAR WHERE THE RUINED HOMES ARE, CARS WERE SWEPT INTO THE RIVER. AND A BRIDE ON HER WEDDING DAY HAD TO BE RESCUED FROM THE TOP OF HER CAR. AND IN ONE TOWNSHIP THE ROADS WERE IMPASSABLE. >>THIS IS THE RESULT OF A MOISTURE RICH ATMOSPHERE WHICH IS A PATTERN THAT HAS BEEN WITH US THE LAST MONTH. ON OCCASION, YOU GET SOME VERY STRONG STORMS POP UP THAT DON’T MOVE TOO FAST. THEY SENT OVER AN AREA FOR A WHILE.>>Reporter: THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE SAYS HE WILL TOUR LITTLE FALLS TONIGHT AND THE MAYOR OF LITTLE FALLS AND OF WOODLAWN PARK PLAN TO BRIEF THE MEDIA LATER. AND ONE RESIDENT HAD THIS IDEA.>>– >>Reporter: THERE IS NO CONCERN ABOUT A SUMMER DROUGHT. NJTV NEWS. >>> AND A PRES’S TASK FORCE ON WAYS TO MAKE THE STATE MORE AFFORDABLE CALLS ON SWEEPING CHANGES AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT TO IMPACT HOW MUCH WE PAY FOR TOLLS, SCHOOLS AND HOW FAR THE STATE WILL GO IN UP ENDING WORKER’S BENEFITS — WORKERS’ BENEFITS.>> Reporter: A MAJOR RECOMMENDATION OF THE SWEENEY TASK FORCES TO CUT BACK ON PENSIONS AND THAT’S NOT GOING OVER SO WELL. >>I THINK IT IS INTERESTING THAT THEY HAVE MADE A SERIES OF RECOMMENDATIONS THAT EVERYBODY KNOWS ISN’T GOING TO HAPPEN. THE LIKE, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO PUT TOLL ROADS ALL OVER THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY AND THERE WILL NOT BE A MERGER OF 300 SCHOOL DISTRICTS. WHAT WE REALLY HAVE IS STEVE SWEENEY COMING TO THE SAME WELL THAT HE ALWAYS COMES TO. LET’S LOOK AT THE CIVILIAN PUBLIC WORKERS AND SEE HOW WE CAN TURN BARELY MIDDLE-CLASS JOBS INTO NOT MIDDLE-CLASS JOBS.>>Reporter: THE TASK FORCE RECOMMENDED THAT TEACHERS AND STATE WORKERS WITH LESS THAN FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE, AND ALL NEW WORKERS, BE SWITCHED FROM A DEFINED BENEFIT TO A DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN. THAT MEANS A 401(K) TYPE OF PLAN, OR A HYBRID OF THE TWO. TWO RUTGERS FACULTY MEMBERS WHO SIT ON THE TASK FORCE ENDORSED TO THE RECOMMENDATION . >>THERE IS NO WAY, WITHOUT SOME KIND OF MODIFICATION TO THE PENSION SYSTEM, THAT THE STATE WILL BE IN A POSITION TO FUND FUTURE LIABILITIES. IT’S THAT SIMPLE. THE NUMBERS ARE CLEAR. >>Reporter: IN 2011, CHRIS CHRISTIE SIGNED TO START LEGISLATION TO REQUIRE PUBLIC WORKERS TO PAY 7 1/2% OF SALARY INTO THE PENSION SYSTEM. IT ALSO RAISE THE RETIREMENT AGE TO 60 FIVE. SWEENEY WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN CASTING THE BILL. IN 2016, CHRIS CHRISTIE WENT FOR A SECOND ROUND OF REFORM AND APPOINTED A TASK FORCE HEADED BY TOM HEALY AND TOM BERMAN, BUT NOTHING CAME OUT OF IT. THE CHANGES MADE TO DATE HAVE NOT BEEN ENOUGH. >>WE ARE VERY RELIANT ON — ECONOMIC GROWTH THAT WOULD RAISE THE BUDGET ENABLING US TO MAKE MORE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PENSION SYSTEM AND HOPEFULLY FIX THE PROBLEM. THAT DID NOT WORK.>>THAT TEACHER PENSION FUND IN THE STATE PENSION FUNDS ARE DUE TO RUN OUT OF MONEY IN THE YEARS 2029 AND 2032 IF WE CONTINUE TO RUN THE WAY WE ARE. >>Reporter: THE LIABILITY OF THE PENSION FUNDS IS ENOUGH TO PAY THE CURRENT RETIREES AND IT DOES NOT CHANGE IF YOU KEEP NEW HIRES OUT. THE STATE HAS PAID IN ONLY HALF OF WHAT IT PROMISED IN 2011, SHE ADDS. NEW HIRES WOULD KEEP THE MONEY FLOWING IN, IF ALLOWED TO STAY IN THE SYSTEM. >>THERE IS NOTHING NEW OR INNOVATIVE HERE. THIS IS NOT GOING TO SAVE NEW JERSEY AND IT IS NOT GOING TO FIX NEW JERSEY. IT IS JUST GOING TO DESTROY THE PENSIONS FOR THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.>>Reporter: SHE IS ALSO UNHAPPY WITH THE RED — RECOMMENDATION THAT EMPLOYEE HEALTHCARE BENEFITS BE SCALED BACK FROM PLATINUM QUALITY TO GOLD. SWEENEY PLANS TO TAKE THE TASK FORCE REPORT ON THE ROAD. NJTV NEWS. >>> AND RHONDA SCHAFFLER IS AWAY AND HERE WITH TODAY’S BUSINESS IS JOANNA. >>Reporter: THEY HAVE JUST NAMED A CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER. THEY WILL USE TECHNOLOGY TO STIMULATE THE STATE’S INNOVATION, IS PACIFICALLY STARTUPS. SHE WAS FORMALLY A CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE SENIOR ADVISOR FOR OPEN GOVERNMENT APPOINTED BY BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON.>>>AND A LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST THE FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION. THEY MAINTAIN THAT THEY VIOLATED THE NATURAL GAS ACT AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT IN APPROVAL FOR THE PIPELINE. THEY’VE SAY THAT THEY FAILED TO DEMONSTRATE NEED — THEY SAY THAT THEY FAILED TO DEMONSTRATE NEED. THEY DENIED A HEARING REQUEST FOR THE PIPELINE. IF APPROVED, THE PENNIES PIPELINE WOULD CUT THROUGH TWO COUNTIES. >>>WORKERS CAN STILL RECEIVE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS ACCORDING TO A LAW SIGNED BY GOVERNOR MURPHY. THIS IF THE GOVERNMENT VIOLATED LABOR LAWS OR EXISTING AGREEMENTS TO CAUSE THE WORKERS TO STRIKE. IT WOULD BE AFTER WAITING PERIOD. WORKERS WOULD BE ENTITLED TO BACK PAY IF THEIR POSITION WAS REPLACED WITH A PERMANENT WORKER DURING THE STRIKE. >>>NEW JERSEY’S REAL ESTATE MARKET IS MAKING A COMEBACK. HOUSE VALUES ROSE WITH THE MEDIAN HOME VALUE AT JUST OVER $318,000. IT HAS NOT REACHED THAT NUMBER SINCE JANUARY 2000 FIVE ACCORDING TO THE REAL ESTATE WEBSITE, ZILLOW. THAT PUTS THE STATE OVER THE NATIONAL AVERAGE OF 8.3%. LIMITED INVENTORY AND RISING HOME COSTS MAKE IT A GREAT PLACE TO SELL A HOME, BUT NOT A GREAT MARKET FOR BUYERS. >>>ON WALL STREET, THE STOCKS CLOSED DOWN TODAY AND THOSE ARE YOUR TOP STORIES.>>>SUPPORT FOR THE BUSINESS REPORT IS PROVIDED BY SJ MAGAZINE. ONLINE IT SJ MAGAZINE.NET.>>>THE NEW JERSEY ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS THERE IS NO DIRECT CONFLICT OF INTEREST IN THE ATLANTIC PROSECUTORS OFFICE THAT ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSERT — ASSAULT AT STOCKTON UNIVERSITY. FOUR STUDENTS WERE NAMED IN THE SUIT. THE UNRECOGNIZED FRATERNITY PI KAPPA PHI AND FORMER STUDENTS. BECAUSE THE PROSECUTOR’S WIFE WORKS AT STOCKTON AND IS THE DAUGHTER OF STOCKTON’S PRESIDENT . THE PROSECUTOR SENT A LETTER TO THE STATE REQUESTING REVIEW. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS THERE IS NO REASON FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO TAKE OVER THE INVESTIGATIONS. >>>A KICKBACK SCHEME IN NEW JERSEY HAVE LED LAW ENFORCEMENT TO ADOPT AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO DETECTING HEALTH INSURANCE FRAUD AND ITS BYPRODUCTS, PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE.>>> DATA MINING, BRIANA VANNOZZI REPORTS. >>Reporter: FEDERAL AGENTS ARE DEPLOYING A NEW LEVEL OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, THE REGIONAL MEDICARE STRIKE FORCE. A TEAM USING BIG DATA TO EN MASSE THE GROWING NUMBER OF HEALTHCARE CROOKS HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT.>>THE STRIKEFORCE WILL TACKLE INCREASED WASTE AND ABUSE IN THE HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS WHICH CAUSES THE COST OF MEDICARE AND MEDICAID TO SKYROCKET. SECONDLY, AND PROBABLY MORE IMPORTANTLY, IS TO ADDRESS THE DRUG OVERDOSES AND OPIOID DEATHS. >>Reporter: THEY WILL USE ANALYSTS WITHIN THE CRIMINAL HEALTHCARE FRAUD UNITS, THE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, THE FBI, DEA, AND OTHERS. THEY WILL FOLLOW DATA TRAILS LEFT IN CLAIMS AND TRANSACTIONS. >>THEY DO NOTHING ELSE OTHER THAN LOOK AT THIS DATA AND IDENTIFY OUTLIERS AND THEY LEARN TO BUILD CASES QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY. THEY CUT THE HEAD OFF THE SNAKE WHICH, IN THIS SYSTEM, ARE THE DOCTORS WHO ARE PUSHING OPIOIDS ONTO THE STREETS. AND JUST GENERALLY BILKING THE PUBLIC. >>IF ALL OF THE PATIENTS THAT COME TO THESE PHARMACIES COME FROM 300-400 MILES AWAY, THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG. EVERYONE HAS A PHARMACY JUST MILES FROM THEIR HOUSE. IF SOMEONE IS TRAVELING A LONG DISTANCE, THERE IS PROBABLY SOMETHING WRONG. IS THERE A DRUG THEY ARE AFTER, OR ARE THEY PAID TO GO THERE?>>Reporter: IT WILL ALLOW THE STRIKEFORCE TO GET OUT IN FRONT, INVESTIGATE, PROSECUTE AND ULTIMATELY STOP UNDULANT PRACTICES. A MODEL THAT’S BEEN USED IN OTHER CITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY. >>SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN 2007, THE MODEL HAS CHARGED OVER — HAS CHARGED PEOPLE NATIONWIDE. >>IT WILL BRING MORE PHYSICAL RESOURCES AND WE WILL HAVE MORE PRODUCT — PROSECUTORS AND IT FORMALIZES THE FRAUD SECTION AND WASHINGTON, D.C. AND IN NEW JERSEY.>>Reporter: AND TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. NEW JERSEY RANKS AMONG THE TOP ONE THIRD OF ALL STATES FOR OPIOID -RELATED DEATHS.>>THE OPIOID AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG THREAT AND THE FRAUD GOING ALONG WITH THAT IS A MULTIBILLION DOLLAR NATIONWIDE THREAT. WE WANT TO COMBINE EFFORTS AND FOCUS ON THAT AND MITIGATE IT TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY. >>Reporter: A NEW LEVEL OF OVERSIGHT IN A NEW ERA. BRIANA VANNOZZI , NJTV NEWS. >>>AND NEW PROPOSALS TO GET NEW JERSEY TRANSIT TRAINS BACK ON TRACK STARTING WITH THE ENGINEERS. >>Reporter: ROB ROSENBERG WAS NOT EXPECTING THIS TO BE THE SUMMER OF HELL. NOTIFYING — TWEETS NOTIFYING COMMUTERS ABOUT TRAINS. >>LAST YEAR THEY DID A BETTER JOB OF PREDICTING PROBLEM SO PEOPLE COULD MAKE PLANS. THEY KNEW WHAT TRAINS WOULD BE CANCELED BEFORE THE HOUR. NOW, IT SEEMS MORE RANDOM. >>Reporter: ANOTHER ISSUE IS LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS DUE TO TOO FEW ENGINEERS TO OPERATE THE TRAINS. ENGINEERS CAN TAKE AN UNSCHEDULED LEAVE WITH A MINIMUM FIVE HOUR NOTICE. A SHORTAGE OF NJ TRANSIT ENGINEER — ENGINEERS LEAVES THEM WITH NO ONE TO SUBSTITUTE. THEY ANTICIPATE A CLASS GRADUATING LATER THIS MONTH WILL ADD 9 ENGINEERS TO THE ROSTER. THEY CAN START OPERATING RIGHT AFTER THEY GRADUATE. IN ADDITION, THEY HAVE INCREASED THE NUMBER OF CURRENT CLASSES 24. THEY — TO 4. THE NEXT CLASS STARTS IN OCTOBER AND THEN ANOTHER CLASS IN DECEMBER/JANUARY. NJ TRANSIT SAYS IT IS SHORT ABOUT 50 ENGINEERS AND OFFICIALS SAY THAT IS INTOLERABLE. >>NOW WE HAVE AN ARTIFICIAL LIMITATION THAT SAYS THAT AT THIS JUNCTURE YOU HAVE TO LIVE IN THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY IN ORDER TO APPLY. I THINK THAT WE SHOULD SAY, LIKE MOST OTHER TRANSIT SYSTEMS , LET’S HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO SERVICE THE RESIDENTS OF NEW JERSEY AND THEN ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE TO NEW JERSEY BECAUSE IT IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AND RAISE A FAMILY. >>Reporter: SOME ENGINEERS HAVE LEFT TO TAKE HIGHER-PAYING JOBS AT OTHER TRANSIT AGENCIES. THE UNION REPRESENTATIVE — REPRESENTING THE ENGINEERS DID NOT COMMENT. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE LARGER FIX AND THE BIG PICTURE FIXES FOR NJ TRANSIT, BASED ON WHAT YOU KNOW? >>PROBABLY ADEQUATE PEOPLE AND JUST MAKING SURE THE INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE ACTUAL EQUIPMENT THAT THEY HAVE HAS THE RESOURCES TO MAINTAIN IT. >>Reporter: SENATOR McCAIN SAYS THAT FOR POLITICIANS THIS IS NO TIME FOR FINGER-POINTING AND THE TIME FOR BLAME HAS PASSED. >>RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO BE TOGETHER ON A BIPARTISAN BASIS. COMMUTERS, GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND THE LIKE. CITIZEN SAYING, WE HAVE TO GET THIS ONE RIGHT.>> Reporter: MICHAEL HILL , NJTV NEWS. >>>AND ARRANGE STOKED RALLY TOPS TONIGHT’S EXPRESSED — EXPRESS. AND WET ROADS TO RIDE GLEAMING HARLEYS ONTO THE GROUNDS OF TRUMP NATIONAL FOR PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES OUT DOORS. THE STORM SENT THEM INDOORS WHERE BENEATH SHIMMERING CHANDELIERS, THE PRESIDENT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHS AND POSED FOR SELF THIEVES — SELFIES AND DESCRIBE THEIR RIDES THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ANYBODY HAS EVER SEEN . >>>AND NEXT WHERE THE BIG DRAW WAS THE FIGHT FOR LIFE REUNION WITH TIES TO THE UPTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD. AND OSCAR E McCLINTON PARK WITH FOOD, FESTIVITIES AND FUN. AND ALSO AN ORGANIZER, HE CALLED UPTOWN MICAH VILLAGE WITH EVERYBODY LOOKING AFTER EVERYBODY. >>>FINALLY, A FIRE CAPTAIN PULLING OFF A DARING DAYLIGHT RESCUE IN GREAT FALLS. A PITBULL MIX WAS TRAPPED ON A PRECIPICE PROMPTING THE FIRE CAMPED IN TO RAPPEL DOWN A ROCKY CLIFF TO RESCUE IT. WITH THE HELP OF RESCUE 2, THE CAPTAIN REACHED THE ANIMAL AND LOWERED IT WITH FOOD AND USED A NET TO LIFT HIM TO SAFETY. THE MAYOR SAYS THE DOG IS NOW NAMED PATTERSON AND WAS TAKEN TO ANIMAL REFUGE IN STABLE CONDITION. THE CAPTAIN SAID THAT HIS FATHER DID THE SAME TYPE OF RESCUE, IN THE SAME AREA, BACK IN 1975. >>>THAT IS THE GRAND STRAIGHT — STATE EXPRESS FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 13. TIP US OFF. >>>GOVERNOR MURPHY HAS ENACTED A SWEEPING OVERHAUL OF THE SCHOOL FUNDING FORMULA, HIS FIRST IN A DECADE. HE IS ALSO PUSHED ACCESS TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION FOR THE PRE-K SET AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY. FORMER GOVERNOR TOM KANE SPOKE ABOUT THE IMPACT OF EDUCATION WITH KENT MANAHAN.>>Reporter: GOVERNOR, YOU SPENT A GOOD PART OF YOUR CAREER AND EDUCATION. AS A PROFESSOR, YOU TAUGHT HISTORY AND YOU WERE THE PRESIDENT OF A UNIVERSITY. HELP US TO UNDERSTAND THE NEED AND THE VALUE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.>>OF ALL OF THE PROPOSALS THAT ARE MADE TO IMPROVE EDUCATION, AND THERE ARE ABOUT 50 OF THEM. THAT WOULD BE FROM CHOICE TO ALL OF THE OTHER STUFF TO IMPROVE TEACHING. NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT, AND NOTHING HAS BEEN TESTED MORE. WE KNOW THAT IT WORKS. THE AREAS OF NEW JERSEY THAT HAVE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ARE DOING BETTER THAN THE SCHOOLS THAT HAVEN’T. IT IS TRUE NATIONWIDE. THERE ARE A LOT OF PROPOSALS TO IMPROVE AND REFORM EDUCATION AND IMPROVE SCHOOLS. PEOPLE ARE FOR CHOICE AND ALL OF THOSE THINGS MAY BE OKAY. BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE THAT EVERYBODY AGREES ON, EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. ALL OF THE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION RESEARCH FOR 20 YEARS HAS SHOWN IT CAN IMPROVE INCOME. NOBODY DISAGREES, SO SAME OR NOT , SHAME ON US FOR NOT DOING IT. >>Reporter: WHAT DOES IT TAKE? >>IT TAKES A COMMITMENT. THIS GOVERNOR WANTS TO DO IT, BUT IT’S NOT AS HIGH ON HIS PRIORITY SCALE AS I WOULD LIKE IT TO BE. HE WANTS TO DO IT, AND I THINK HE WILL. THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT THAT HE CAN DO FOR EDUCATION. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. AND, THERE IS NOBODY WHO DISAGREES. THAT’S THE SILLY THING. SOME OF THESE PROGRAMS, NOBODY DISAGREES. EVERYBODY IS IN FAVOR OF CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND EVERY RESEARCHER HAS SAID THAT IT WORKS. YOU KNOW, THAT’S THE FUTURE. IT USED TO BE WHEN I WAS YOUNGER THAT YOU HAD TO GET THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL AND THEN THERE WAS A GOOD JOB WAITING. NOW, IT’S NOT HIGH SCHOOL ANYMORE. IT IS COLLEGE, OR AT LEAST SOME FORM OF HIGHER EDUCATION. AT LEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE. IF YOU DON’T HAVE THAT, EVERY STUDY SHOWS YOUR INCOME IS LOWER THAN YOUR NEIGHBOR’S. YOU CAN’T REALLY ESCAPE LOWER MIDDLE-CLASS WITHOUT HAVING THAT EDUCATION. WE KNOW THAT. >>Reporter: AS A LEGISLATOR, YOU LED THE WAY FOR THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FUND THE NEW JERSEY. >>YES, AND I AM PROUDER OF THAT THAN ANY OTHER BILL THAT I SPONSORED. THE EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY FUND GIVES KIDS THE MONEY TO GO TO COLLEGE, IF THEY DON’T HAVE IT OTHERWISE. ALSO, ONCE THEY GET TO COLLEGE, IF THEY GET TO A GOOD SCHOOL, IT GIVES THEM TWO YEARS OF MENTORING. SO ANY PROBLEMS THEY HAVE WEATHERED HIS EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS OR EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS, THEY HAVE SOMEONE TO HELP THEM THROUGH THOSE THINGS. YOU WILL MEET DOCTORS, LAWYERS AND TEACHERS AND GOVERNMENT AFFORD — OFFICIALS. WONDERFUL PEOPLE CONTRIBUTING TO THIS COUNTRY WHO WOULD TELL YOU STRAIGHT OUT THAT THEY COULD NOT DO IT WITHOUT THAT EDUCATION. I’M SO PROUD OF IT AND THOSE KIDS. THEY HAVE MADE A STATEMENT IN THE COUNTRY AND THAT’S IMPORTANT. THIS ADMINISTRATION AND THIS LEGISLATURE HAS TO FUND IT PROPERLY AND THEY HAVEN’T DONE IT. THEY NEED TO FUND IT PROPERLY BECAUSE IT WORKS. >>Reporter: WHAT SHOULD NEW JERSEY’S PRIORITY BE NOW? >>NEW JERSEY’S PRIORITY NOW AND ALWAYS SHOULD BE, CHILDREN. THE MAJORITY OF THINGS IN THE BUDGET SHOULD NOT BE FOR ALL PEOPLE LIKE ME, IT SHOULD BE FOR CHILDREN. HOW WELL THE STUD — THE STATE DOES IN THE NEXT YEARS, I WILL JUDGE BY WHAT THEY DO FOR CHILDREN. I THINK THAT IS A WAY TO JUDGE IT. >>Reporter: AND THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION IS WORTH INVESTING IN FOR THE FUTURE OF THE STATE? >>IT IS WORTHWHILE TO INVEST IN, MORE THAN ANY OTHER THING THAT WE COULD TALK ABOUT IN THE STATE. IT’S THE NUMBER ONE THING WE CAN TALK ABOUT. NOT JUST FOR SOME, BUT FOR EVERY CHILD. THOSE THAT TAKE MORE MONEY AND RESOURCES, WE NEED TO ENSURE THAT AND THAT’S WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING. >>Reporter: GOVERNOR, THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR VIEWS ON THIS IMPORTANT TOPIC. >>THANK YOU.>>>AND NOW SOME NOTE WORTHY FACTS TO HELP YOU KNOW NEW JERSEY. THE UNFUNDED PENSION LIABILITY AT $150 BILLION WHICH IS FOUR TIMES BIGGER THAN THE STATE BUDGET. NJ TRANSIT OPERATES 694 PASSENGER TRAINS ON WEEKS TO — WEEK DALES — AND WEEKDAYS. PATTERSON WAS ESTABLISHED AS THE FIRST PLANNED INDUSTRIAL CITY IN 1791. IF THERE IS SOMETHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW, JUST USE #KNOWJERSEY . TO SHARE ANY STORY YOU HAVE SEEN TONIGHT, GO TO NJTVONLINE.ORG. I AM MARY ALICE WILLIAMS. FOR ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN AT NJTV NEWS, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. WE WILL SEE YOU TOMORROW. >>THE MEMBERS OF THE NEW JERSEY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION MAKING SCHOOLS GREAT FOR EVERY CHILD. AND WE MAKE THINGS WORK FOR COMMUNITIES. FUNDING FOR GOVERNOR’S PERSPECTIVES WITH KENT MANAHAN IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION HELPING AMERICANS DELETE HEALTHIER LIVES AND GET THE CARE THEY NEED. ADDITIONAL FUNDING IS PROVIDED BY SETON HALL UNIVERSITY AND THE NEW JERSEY MANUFACTURERS GROUP.>>M JM INSURANCE COMPANY HAS BEEN SERVING NEW JERSEY POLICYHOLDERS 100 YEARS. JUST WHO ARE THE POLICYHOLDERS? THEY ARE THE SOCIAL SERVICE AND NONPROFIT PIONEERS WHO LEND A HELPING HAND. THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO PROVIDE OUR SKILLED LABOR AND OUR HOMEGROWN CHAMPIONS. THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE OUR STATE A GREAT PLACE TO CALL HOME. IN JM — NJM, WE HAVE NEW JERSEY COVERED. >>I’M FIGHTING CANCER. >>I AM FIGHTING CANCER. >>EVERY HOUR, EVERY MINUTE, EVERY SECOND. TOGETHER WITH RUTGERS UNIVERSITY WE HAVE THE LATEST RESEARCH AND CLINICAL TRIALS CLOSE TO HOME. WE ARE FIGHTING CANCER. >>I AM NOT FIGHTING ALONE.>>RW — RW J BARNABAS HEALTH, LET’S FIGHT CANCER TOGETHER.

    Oregon Coast locomotive chugs along after nearly a century
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    Oregon Coast locomotive chugs along after nearly a century

    August 15, 2019


    WRITE FROM THE START. DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS, YOU CAN TAKE A SPECIAL RIDE ALONG THE OREGON COAST, UNLIKE WHAT YOU’D SEE FROM YOUR PASSENGER’S SEAT. ELISE HAAS IS IN GARABALDI TO SHOW YOU HOW A STEAM TRAIN IS STILL RUNNING AFTER NEARLY A CENTURY. ELISE: HERE AT THE OREGON COAST SCENIC RAILROAD, THERE’S A LOT OF BEHIND THE SCENES WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE IN ORDER TO GET THIS STEAM LOCOMOTIVE UP AND RUNNING. IT TAKES ANYWHERE FROM THREE TO FIVE HOURS TO HEAT THE STEAM ENGINE UP FOR IT’S DAY OF TOUR UP TO ROCKAWAY BEACH. OPERATORS GET HERE AS THE SOON AS THE SUN COMES UP, GREASING THE BEARINGS, MAKING SURE EVERYTHING IS IN WORKING ORDER. THIS 1920’S TRAIN TAKES PASSENGERS BACK IN TIME, GIVING THEM THE EXPERIENCE OF WHAT IT WAS LIKE WHEN THE RAILROAD WAS FIRST ESTABLISHED IN OREGON IN THE EARLY 1900’S. THE KIDS REALLY LIGHT UP WHEN THEY SEE A STEAM LOCOMOTIVE AND THEN YOU SEE THE ADULTS ACTING LIKE KIDS WHEN THEY SEE A STEAM LOCOMOTIVE. IT REALLY BRINGS OUT THE JOY IN PEOPLE. IT’S KINDA LIKE BEING THE ZOO KEEPER FOR DINASOURS. YOU’RE SEEING SOMETHING THAT YOU DON’T SEE EVERYDAY. ELISE: WE’RE ABOUT TO HOP ON BOARD FOR A RIDE ALONG THE SCENIC COAST. COMING UP TOMORROW IN OUR NEWSCAST AT NOON, I’LL SHARE THE FULL EXPERIENCE OF WHAT’ IT’S LIKE ABORAD THIS STEAM LOCOMOTIVE. FOR NOW, REPORTING IN TILLAMOOK COUNTY, ELISE HAAS, KOIN 6 NEWS.

    Driver warns of broken railroad gate in Byron Twp.
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    Driver warns of broken railroad gate in Byron Twp.

    August 15, 2019


    TONIGHT AT 7. 3 MARLEE:..WE’RE WORKING TO FIGURE OUT WHY CROSSING GATES ALONG A RAILROAD IN KENT COUNTY SEEM TO BE MALFUNCTIONING.NEW TONIGHT ON THE 7 – LYNSEY MUKOMEL DID SOME DIGGING AFTER A VIEWER HAD A TERRIFYING ENCOUNTER AT THE TRAIN TRACKS EARLIER THIS WEEK. 3 3 134407 GOOD EVENING MARLEE WE RECEIVED A COMPLAINT FROM A VIEWER ABOUT THIS RAILROAD CROSSING ON 68TH STREET IN BYRON TOWNSHIP HE WAS DRIVING HOME FROM WORK LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT WHEN HE GOT A VERY SCARY SURPRISE 3 ((105528 TO SEE A TRAIN OUT OF BLACKNESS CROSS YOUR PATH THAT’S PRETTY SCARY ))WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICUTRE? — THERE’S A TRAIN, BUT THE CROSSING GATE IS STILL UP, AND NO LIGHTS ARE FLASHING. MICHAEL KELLER GRABBED THE PHOTO AFTER COMING WITHIN FEET OF BEING RUN OVER AROUND 11O’CLOCK WEDNESDAY NIGHT. 3 3 ((105842 I WAS DUMBFOUNDED THEN IT TOOK ME AWHILE TO GET AHOLD OF MY CAMERA BUT I WAS STILL IN SHOCK ))HE SENT US THE PHOTO TO WARN OTHER DRIVERS. IF SOMEONE HAD BEEN DISTRACTED, THE OUTCOME WOULD’VE BEEN MUCH DIFFERENT.((105423 NO SIGNALS NO BARRIERS NO LIGHTS NO HORN IF I WOULD’VE KEPT GOING I WOULD’VE GOT HIT ))THE 68TH STREET RAILROAD CROSSING IS A BUSY AREA DURING THE DAY.WE ASKED AROUND TO SEE IF PEOPLE ARE USED TO THE GATE MALFUNCTIONING, BUT TO OUR SURPRISE — PEOPLE WHO WORK AROUND HERE ARE USED TO THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT KELLER EXPERIENCED — THE GATE COMES DOWN WHEN THERE’S NO TRAIN IN SIGHT. 3 3 ((110242 I’LL SIT THERE AT MY DESK AND JUST WATCH OUT THE WINDOW AND LAUGH YOU DON’T KNOW IT’LL GO UP HALFWAY THEN COME BACK DOWN GO ALL THE WAY UP LET A FEW CARS THROUGH THEN COME BACK DOWN IT’LL GO OK FOR LIKE AN HOUR ))134226 WE’VE MADE SEVERAL CALLS TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THESE TRACKS GRAND ELK RAILROAD SAYS THEY’RE LOOKING INTO IT THEY’RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THIS IS IN FACE THEIR LINE. ONE THING TO KNOW IF YOU DO SEE A MALFUNCTION AS A CROSSING LOOK FOR THE PHONE NUMBER LIKE THE ONE ON THIS SIGN YOU CAN REPORT THE MALFUNCTION AND WHOEVER IS RESPONSIBLE CAN LOOK INTO IT AND MAKE SURE IT’S OPERATING PROPERLY 3

    Remount Road railroad crossing closed until weekend
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    Remount Road railroad crossing closed until weekend

    August 15, 2019


    IN JUST A FEW HOURS, A MAJOR ROAD IN NORTH CHARLESTON WILL BE SHUT DOWN FOR DAYS. REMOUNT ROAD WILL BE CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS WHILE CREWS UPGRADE THE RAILROAD THERE. NEWS 2’S TRAVIS RICE HAS MORE ON WHAT EXACTLY THEY’RE FIXING AND IT’S IMPACT. NAT EVERYBODY KNOWS HOW TIED UP IT GETS WHEN THE TRAIN COMES THROUGH. NAT BUT NOW FOLKS IN RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSED FOR ALMOST A WEEK. STARTING 7AM TUESDAY REMOUNT ROAD AT DUTTON AVENUE WILL BE BLOCKED OFF WHILE CSX RAILROAD UPGRADES THE DRIVING WELL OUT OF THE WAY TO DROP HER KIDS OFF AT SCHOOL. “it’s disrupting everyones lives THERE’S GOTTA BE A BETTER TIME TO SHUTDOWN PART OF ROAD THOUSANDS LIVE AND DRIVE ON. “they could do it during the night, all the other railroad track work is done during the night, I don’t understand.” STANDUP: CITY OF NORTH CHARLESTON SAYS THEY ASKED CSX IF THEY COULD PERFORM THE WORK AT OTHER TIMES TO WHICH RAILROAD OFFICIALS REPLIED NO. “my families gonna be inconvienced a bit” JUST A FEW BLOCKS FROM THE CLOSURE HANAHAN CITY HALL IS IN IT TOO. CHIEF DENNIS TURNER SAYS THEY’VE GOT OFFICERS WORKING ALL THE DETOURS. “the biggest thing to tell people is you know in the morning commute, leave a little earlier, plan that its gonna take you a little bit longer to get home, because its not only affecting hanahan but also north charleston residents too – just have patience with people.” THERE IS A NORTH CHARLESTON FIRE STATION THAT IS CUT OFF FROM SOME OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS IT SERVES, BUT OFFICIALS SAY NORTH CHARLESTON WILL BE KEEPING ONE OF THEIR LADDER TRUCKS AT HANAHAN’S ACROSS THE TRACKS DURING THE WEEK.

    Northwest Knoxville railroad crossing paving set for today
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    Northwest Knoxville railroad crossing paving set for today

    August 15, 2019


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    New high-speed railroad coming to CT
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    New high-speed railroad coming to CT

    August 15, 2019


    NOW HERE’S NEWS 8 AT 6 WITH MORE THAN 100 MILLION FEDERAL DOLLARS EARMARKED FOR A HIGH SPEED RAILROAD BETWEEN NEW HAVEN AND SPRINGFIELD, MASS.. AND GOING THRU HARTFORD. BUT… WILL IT BE MONEY-WELL- SPENT?? GOOD EVENING EVERYBODY… I’M KEITH KOUNTZ. AND… I’M ANN NYBERG. IF EVERYTHING GOES AS PLANNED… TRAINS REACHING SPEEDS OF UP TO 110 MILES PER HOUR COULD BE MAKING THAT TRIP. NEWS 8’S JAMIE MURO IS LIVE IN HARTFORD WITH MORE ON WHAT THE PROJECT WILL MEAN FOR TRAVELERS áANDá THE STATE ECONOMY. JAMIE.THE HIGH-SPEED RAIL IS EXPECTED TO CREATE 13-THOUSAND JOBS AND CREATE AN ECONOMIC BOOM THROUGH THE HEART OF OUR STATE. CREATE 13-THOUSAND JOBS AND THE HISTORY OF RAILS IN CONNECTICUT IS AS LONG AND STORIED AS THE TRACKS THEMSELVES. YET THE INFRASTRUCTURE HASN’T CHANGED MUCH IN DECADES…UNTIL TODAY. (GOVERNOR DANNEL MALLOY) (14:44:29 – THIS IS A WIN WIN WIN SITUATION…)GOVERNOR DANNEL MALLOY ANNOUCNED THE RELEASE OF 121 MILLION FEDERAL DOLLARS TO MAKE THE DREAM OF HIGH-SPEED RAIL IN CONNECTICUT A REALITY. THIS IS THE THIRD FEDERAL GRANT TO BRING HIGH- SPEED SERVICE FROM SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS TO HARTFORD TO NEW HAVEN. IT ALSO PROVIDES BETTER CONNECTIVITY FROM CANADA TO VIRGINA.(DEPUTY COMMISSIONER) (14:49:37 – THESE TRAINS ARE GONIG TO CONNECT PEOPOLE TO FAMILIES, SCHOOLS TO JOBS TO OPPORTUNITY.)(15:05:31 – THIS STATE IS ONE THAT GETS IT, AND YOU SAW THAT WIT HTHE HIGH-SPEED PROGRAM, AND IT’S NOW A REGIOANL ASSET THAT’S GOING TO BE TRANSFORMED FROM NEW ENGLAND AND CANADA DOWN TO VIRGINIA.)THE STATE IS ALREADY INVESTING MILLIONS IN THE NEW BRITAIN TO HARTFORD BUSWAY PROJECT, AND IS PROMISING 174 MILLION IN THIS ENDEAVOR – WE ASKED THE GOVERNOR IS THE STATE OVER-EXTENDING ITSELF IN TOUGH TIMES?(15:09:25 – YOU GOTTA START TELLING THE TRUTH. THE STATE UNDER-INVESTED, TAHT’S WHY WE LOST JOBS FOR 22 YEARS IN A ROW NET BASIS. WHEN YOU ARE NOT REBUILDING YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE AND NOT EXPANDING YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE, YOU LOSE.) THE ACUTAL FIRST PHASE OF CONSTRUCTION BEGINS LATER THIS MONTH – INSTALLATION OF UNDERGROUND COMMUNICATION CABLES.TRAIN SERVICE SHOULD BEGIN BY 2016 – AND INCLUDE 34 TRIPS A DAY.

    UPDATE: Wyoming man’s body found near railroad tracks in Pennington County
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    UPDATE: Wyoming man’s body found near railroad tracks in Pennington County

    August 15, 2019


    BUILDING AS AS USUAL, IT WAS A PACKED HOUSE, SO MANY PEOPLE HERE THAT WANT TO COME OUT AND SAY THANK YOU TO OUR VETERANS AND TO HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN THE FULL MEASURE OF DEVOTION, GIVEN THEIR LIVES IN SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY. THE VETERANS WERE TREATED TO ABOUT A HALF HOUR OF MUSIC TODAY. WE HAVE AN UPDATE FOR YOU ON A BODY FOUND YESTERDAY CLOSE TO RAILROAD TRACKS BETWEEN WALL AND WASTA. THE PENNINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE POSTED ON FACEBOOK TODAY THAT IT IS 45-YEAR-OLD JUSTIN JOHNSON OF HULETT, WYOMING. HIS BODY WAS FOUND AROUND 100 YARDS FROM INTERSTATE 90. ALSO ON FACEBOOK TODAY, THE LINCOLN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE POSTED THIS PHOTO EARLY THIS AFTERNOON,