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Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

Note: Because breaking news happens fast, you may find typographic errors within news scripts. Odd punctuation, visual cues, anchor and producer notes may also appear with the scripts since these are the actual files that the news anchors present to you on Eyewitness News.
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OBAMA COLD OPEN 1
    "For nearly seven decades, the United States has been the anchor of global security. This has meant doing more than forging international agreements; it has meant enforcing them.

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REAX COLD OPEN
    I don't see this as a way of resolving the issue.

    WITH A DIPLOMATIC SOLUTION EMERGING THIS MORNING...PEOPLE HERE AND AROUND THE WORLD ARE FORMING THEIR OPINIONS ON WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN NEXT.

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TOSS TO WEATHER
    GOOD MORNING, I'M JENIFER MCANDREWS...

    KATELYN -- REACTION

    DOUG HARLOW JOINS US WITH A LOOK AT THIS MORNINGS FORECAST

    BE SPECIFIC ON DELIVERING A PROMISE!

    I'LL TELL YOU WHEN THE SHOWERS WILL START

    WHICH AREAS WILL SEE RAIN

    AND WHICH COUNTIES WON'T SEE A DROP.

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I CNN OBAMA SPEECH
    The president delivered a major prime-time address to the country -- laying out why he thinks the U.S. should strike Syria.

    Tory Dunnan has more.

    SPEAKING DIRECTLY TO WAR-WARY AMERICANS... THE PRESIDENT ARGUED THE U.S. MUST BE PREPARED TO ACT.

    "The purpose of this strike would be to detour assad from using chemical weapons, to degrade the regime's ability to use them and make clear to the world that we will not tolerate their use."

    THE DETAILS: ANY MILITARY STRIKE WOULD BE LIMITED IN DURATION AND SCOPE...AND HE ASSURED AMERICANS... NO BOOTS ON THE GROUND.

    "I will not pursue an open-ended action like iraq or afghanistan."

    THE PRESIDENT LAID OUT THE EVIDENCE OF THE AUGUST ATTACK -- AND SAID THE THE REGIME OF BASHAR AL-ASSAD WAS RESPONSIBLE.

    "The images from this massacre are sickening. Men, women, children lying in rows killed by poison gas, others foaming at the mouth gasping for breath."

    AND AS THE PRESIDENT MAKES HIS CASE FOR MILITARY ACTION... A POTENTIAL ALTERNATIVE EMERGED TUESDAY.

    SYRIA AGREED TO A RUSSIAN PLAN TO TURN OVER ITS CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

    BUT HURDLES REMAIN... LIKE THE EXACT LANGUAGE IN A POTENTIAL RESOLUTION.

    "Any agreement must verify that the Assad regime keeps its commitments, but this initiative has the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons without the use of force."

    IN CONGRESS... SOME HESITATION, BUT ALSO OPTIMISM THAT A STRIKE COULD BE AVOIDED.

    THE QUESTION IS... HOW LONG IS PRESIDENT OBAMA WILLING TO WAIT.

    HE IS SET TO MEET WITH THE RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER IN SWITZERLAND ON THURSDAY.

    SOURCES TELL US THE PRESIDENT HAS ASKED CONGRESS TO HOLD OFF ON ANY ACTION UNTIL THOSE TWO HAVE THEIR NEGOTIATIONS.

    IN WASHINGTON, I'M TORY DUNNAN REPORTING.

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SYRIA SPEECH REAX
    OF COURSE--SYRIAN NATIONALS WERE TAKING A SPECIAL INTEREST IN THE PRESIDENT'S SPEECH.

    EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER KATELYN SYKES IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO WITH MORE ON THAT.

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KATELYN AT WALL
    JEN -- ONE WOMAN WE TALKED TO YESTERDAY WAS PLEASED WITH WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAD TO SAY BUT STILL HAS SOME CONCERNS.

    WE WATCHED THE PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS WITH DANA SHAMMAA.

    SHE'S LIVED IN THE UNITED STATES ALL HER LIFE--BUT IS OF SYRIAN DESCENT, AND CONSIDERS THE COUNTRY HER SECOND HOME -- WITH MANY FAMILY AND FRIENDS STILL LIVING THERE.

    SHAMMAA IS PLEASED PRESIDENT OBAMA IS STILL TAKING THE SITUATION SERIOUSLY -- BUT SHE'S CONCERNED THAT A VOTE ON MILITARY ACTION IS NOW BEING DELAYED.

    SHAMMAA THINKS IT'S UNLIKELY DIPLOMACY WILL ACTUALLY WORK.

    AND WHILE THOSE TALKS ARE HAPPENING -- THE WINDOW IS OPEN FOR MORE KILLINGS.

    STILL-- SHAMMAA IS CLINGING TO HOPE THAT THE CIVIL WAR WILL COME TO AN END WITH REBEL FORCES PUSHING BASHAR AL ASSAD OUT OF POWER.

    IN THE END -- SHE SAYS THAT'S THE ONLY REAL WAY PEOPLE IN SYRIA HAVE A CHANCE TO THRIVE AND UNTIL THEN -- SHAMMAA WILL CONTINUE PRAYING FOR PEACE.

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SYRIA FACEBOOK
    YOU CAN WEIGH IN ON THE CRISIS IN SYRIA AND THE PRESIDENT'S SPEECH.

    JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON OUR EYEWITNESS NEWS FACEBOOK PAGE.

    YOU CAN ALSO KEEP UP ON ALL OF THE LATEST NEWS ON THE CRISIS IN SYRIA BY SEARCHING THE HASHTAG SYRIA ON TWITTER.

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SYRIA WEB
    AND WE HAVE CREATED A SPECIAL WEB PAGE ON WCHS-T-V-DOT-COM WHERE YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CRISIS IN SYRIA AND KEEP UP ON THE LATEST NEWS.

    JUST LOOK FOR THE LINK ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HOME PAGE.

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KATELYN TAG
    REPORTING LIVE IN THE STUDIO, KATELYN SYKES, EYEWITNESS NEWS.

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911 SEGMENT BUMP


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911 WTC LIGHT TEST
    TODAY MARKS 12 YEARS SINCE THE 9-11 ATTACKS ON AMERICA.

    AT THE SITE OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER... TWIN BEAMS OF LIGHT WERE TESTED OVERNIGHT THAT WILL SERVE AS A REMINDER TONIGHT OF THE TOWERS THAT ONCE STOOD AT GROUND ZERO.

    TODAY THERE ARE SEVERAL MEMORIAL SERVICES PLANNED IN NEW YORK.

    FAMILY MEMBERS OF VICTIMS WILL GATHER TO READ THE NAMES OF ALL WHO DIED WHEN THE TWIN TOWERS COLLAPSED.

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G 911 EVENTS
    THERE ARE SEVERAL EVENTS ACROSS THE NATION TODAY TO REMEMBER 9-11.

    THIS MORNING AT 8-AM THERE WILL BE A CEREMONY AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER.

    THEN AT 8-45 THE WHITE HOUSE WILL LEAD A MOMENT OF SILENCE.

    AND AT 9-30 AND MEMORIAL SERVICE IS PLANNED AT THE PENTAGON.

    ALSO TODAY THE WHITE HOUSE HAS ORDERED HEIGHTENED SECURITY AT

    U-S FACILITIES ABROAD.

    THAT IS IN THE WAKE OF LAST YEAR'S SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACK ON THE U-S CONSOLATE IN BENGHAZI LIBYA.

    FOUR U-S GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES INCLUDING THE U-S EMBASSADOR TO LYBIA WERE KILLED IN THE ATTACK.

    AN INVESTIGATION FOUND THE ATTACK WAS LAUNCHED BY ISLAMIST EXTREMISTS AND PLANNED FOR THE 9-11 ANIVERSARY.

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GO MART ROBBERY
    THIS MORNING ONE OF THE MEN WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE ROBBERY OF A GO MART IN CROSS LANES ... IS BEHIND BARS.

    THERE WERE WARRANTS ISSUED FOR GAY WASHINGTON AND TYLER WILLIAMS BASED ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO AT THE CONVENIENCE STORE.

    I TOOK MY PANTS OFF AND THREW THEM INTO THE BACK OF THE TRUCK... SO I COULD GO INTO A BATHROOM TO WASH UP CAUSE I WAS A DUMPSTER TO GET SOME WOOD... TO FIX MY BUILDING.

    IN THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO YOU CAN SEE WASHINGTON TAKING OFF HIS CLOTHES... BECAUSE HE SAID THEY SMELLED BAD.

    INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL LOOKING FOR 22-YEAR-OLD TYLER WILLIAMS OF CROSS LANES. THE TWO MEN ARE ACCUSED OF TAKING MONEY BAGS FROM THE GO MART.

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UC PLAYER PLEA
    ONE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CHARLESTON BASKETBALL PLAYERS -- CHARGED WITH ROBBING TWO MEN IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON.. HAS NOW ADMITTED TO THE CRIME.

    TERRELL LIPKINS, PLEADED GUILTY TO FIRST-DEGREE ROBBERY, CREDIT CARD FRAUD AND CONSPIRACY.

    HE HAS ALSO AGREED TO COOPERATE IN THE INVESTIGATION AND TESTIFY AGAINST HIS FORMER TEAMMATES AND CO-DEFENDANTS, ROBBIE DREHER AND QUINCY WASHINGTON... AND AGAINST A FOURTH SUSPECT.

    You took that credit card went to 7-11 and bought some stuff -- then you took that credit card and got some burgers and shared in the burgers , right? yes..

    LIPKINS WILL BE SENTENCED IN OCTOBER... AND FACES AT LEAST TEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR THE ROBBERY CHARGE.

    HE'S BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND -- AND AWAY FROM HIS FORMER TEAMMATES, SINCE HE'S AGREED TO TESTIFY AGAINST THEM.

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NEW THIS MORNING


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I CHIOBANI SICK
    NEW THIS MORNING... THE FDA SAYS IT HAS GOTTEN AT LEAST 89 REPORTS OF PEOPLE GETTING SICK AFTER EATING CHOBANI GREEK-STYLE YOGURT.

    THE AGENCY SAYS THOSE REPORTS HAVEN'T BEEN CONFIRMED.

    CHOBANI VOLUNTARILY RECALLED SOME YOGURTS LAST WEEK AFTER CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS ABOUT SWOLLEN OR BLOATED PACKAGES.

    LAST WEEK THE COMPANY RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING ITS INVESTIGATION REVEALED A TYPE OF MOLD COMMONLY FOUND IN THE DAIRY ENVIRONMENT.

    THE VOLUNTARY RECALL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE FDA'S WEBSITE.

    TWO NEW I-PHONES HAVE BEEN UNVEILLED.

    APPLE ANNOUNCED A NEW FASTER I-PHONE 5-S... ALONG WITH A CHEAPER...MORE COLORFUL IPHONE 5-C.

    THE I-PHONE 5-S WILL COME IN SILVER, GRAY AND GOLD.

    THE 5-S UPGRADES INCLUDE A BEEFED-UP CAMERA WITH A 'DUAL L-E-D' FLASH TO IMPROVE COLOR BALANCE.

    IT ALSO HAS A NEW PROCESSOR AND A FINGERPRINT SENSOR TO REPLACE SOME PASSWORDS.

    PRE-ORDERS START THIS FRIDAY ON SEPTEMBER 13.

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BREAK ONE


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TOWERCAM BUMP IN












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FULL WEATHER
    DOUG PITCHES TO WEATHER GRAPHICS

    BE SPECIFIC ON DELIVERING A PROMISE!

    I'LL TELL YOU WHEN THE SHOWERS WILL START

    WHICH AREAS WILL SEE RAIN

    AND WHICH COUNTIES WON'T SEE A DROP.

    Join Doug Harlow and the entire Storm Team at the Weather Center Online for the only regional web site that provides live, local updates, 24 hours a day!
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I CREATE WV
    THIS MORNING WE GO ROAD TRIPPIN TO RICHWOOD, NICHOLAS COUNTY... WHERE THEY ARE GETTING READY FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL CREATE WEST VIRGINIA.

    HERE'S TERRY BURHANS.

    YOU CAN CATCH ALL OF TERRY'S ROAD TRIPPIN ADVENTURES ON OUR WEBSITE... WCHS-T-V-DOT-COM.

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MARSHALL CAM
    YOU'RE WATCHING EYEWITNESS NEWS THIS MORNING...

    THIS IS A LIVE LOOK FROM THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY SOUTH CHARLESTON CAMPUS LOOKING OUT ON I-64.

    MEDICAL CENTER ON HAL GREER BLVD IN HUNTINGTON

    ENGINEERING COMPLEX ON 3RD AVE

    STUDENT CENTER

    SOUTH CHARLESTON CAMPUS LOOKING OUT ON I-64

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@KIOSK
    WELCOME BACK TO EYEWITNESS NEWS THIS MORNING...

    HERE'S A LOOK AT TODAYS TOP STORIES.

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TS1 911
    TODAY MARKS 12 YEARS SINCE THE 9-11 ATTACKS ON AMERICA.

    AT THE SITE OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER -- TWIN BEAMS OF LIGHT WERE TESTED THAT WILL SERVE AS A REMINDER TONIGHT OF THE TOWERS THAT ONCE STOOD AT GROUND ZERO.

    FAMILY MEMBERS OF VICTIMS WILL GATHER TO READ THE NAMES OF ALL WHO DIED WHEN THE TWIN TOWERS COLLAPSED.

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TS2 GO MART ROBBERY
    THIS MORNING ONE OF THE MEN WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE ROBBERY OF A GO MART IN CROSS LANES IS BEHIND BARS.

    GAY WASHINGTON TURNED HIMSELF IN YESTERDAY.

    INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL LOOKING FOR TYLER WILLIAMS.

    THEY TWO MEN WERE SEEN ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO AT THE CONVENIENCE STORE AND ARE ACCUSED OF TAKING MONEY BAGS FROM THE STORE.

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TS3 TIRE SLASHER
    A SECOND SUSPECT IN THE SOUTH CHARLESTON TIRE SLASHINGS IS IN JAIL THIS MORNING.

    JOCELYN MELIN FACES DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CHARGES.

    ANOTHER SUSPECT, DAVID WILLIAMS, APPARENTLY CONFESSED TO SLASHING TIRES ON DOZENS OF CARS -- CLAIMING HE WAS HIGH ON HALUCINOGENIC MUSHROOMS.

    COMING UP,

    HOW THE MOUNTAINEERS AND THE HERD ARE GETTING READY FOR SOME TOUGH OPPONENTS THIS SATURDAY.

    THAT'S NEXT IN MORNING SPORTS.

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JOE DEFOREST
    WE'VE KNOWN SINCE SATURDAY THAT WVU ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH JOE DEFOREST IS PART OF A SPORTS ILLUSTRATED STORY DELVING INTO ALLEGED WRONG DOING AT OKLAHOMA STATE.

    DEFOREST WAS AN ASSISTANT THERE FOR SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE COMING TO WEST VIRGINIA.

    HE IS ACCUSED OF BEING AN INTEGRAL PART OF A BONUS PAYMENT SYSTEM FOR COWBOY PLAYERS.

    DEFOREST, IS WVU'S ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH AND SPECIAL TEAMS LEADER.. HAS SAID HE NEVER PAID PLAYERS FOR ON-THE-FIELD PERFORMANCES.

    WEST VIRGINIA RELEASED A STATEMENT SATURDAY THAT SAID IT HAD "LAUNCHED AN INTERNAL REVIEW TO ENSURE THE COACH'S FULL COMPLIANCE TO NCAA RULES WHILE AT WEST VIRGINIA"...THOUGH IT DID NOT MENTION DEFOREST BY NAME...

    HERE IS MARK MARTIN WITH MORE OF YOUR MORNING SPORTS.

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SHORT WEATHER
    BE SPECIFIC ON DELIVERING A PROMISE!

    I'LL TELL YOU WHEN THE SHOWERS WILL START

    WHICH AREAS WILL SEE RAIN

    AND WHICH COUNTIES WON'T SEE A DROP.

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WEATHER GFX
    DOUG PITCHES TO WEATHER GRAPHICS

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I HOLLYWOOD MINUTE
    TWO YOUNG WOMEN TOP THE C-M-A AWARDS NOMINATIONS.

    A GREY'S ANATOMY ALUM MAY BE RETURNING TO T-V.

    AND MARIO LOPEZ IS A PROUD PAPA...

    MELISA RANEY HAS YOUR ENTERTAINMENT HEADLINES IN TODAY'S HOLLYWOOD MINUTE.

    TAYLOR SWIFT AND KACEY MUSGRAVES TAKE THE LEAD IN C-M-A AWARDS NOMINATIONS.

    EACH SINGER-SONGWRITER HAS SIX NODS FOR THE 47TH ANNUAL CEREMONY.

    THE C-M-A AWARDS WILL ONCE AGAIN BE HOSTED BY BRAD PAISLEY AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD.

    IT AIRS LIVE ON A-B-C ON NOVEMBER 6TH.

    FROM SEATTLE-GRACE TO THE C-I-A... KATHERINE HEIGL MAY SOON RETURN TO THE SMALL SCREEN!

    THE FORMER GREY'S ANATOMY STAR IS SET TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE AND STAR IN A NEW PILOT BEING DEVELOPED BY N-B-C.

    VARIETY REPORTS THAT THE 34-YEAR-OLD WILL PLAY A POWERFUL C-I-A ANALYST WHO BECOMES THE PRESIDENT'S TOP DEBRIEFING AGENT ON DELICATE NATIONAL AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS.

    MARIO LOPEZ WELCOMES BABY NUMBER TWO!

    THE PROUD FATHER ANNOUNCED THE BIRTH OF HIS SON DOMINIC VIA TWITTER THIS WEEK.

    THE "EXTRA" HOST AND WIFE, COURTNEY, ARE ALSO PARENTS TO THREE-YEAR-OLD GIA.

    FOR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE, I'M MELISA RANEY.

    COMING UP,

    A SECOND SUSPECT IS UNDER ARREST ... ACCUSED OF SLASHING TIRES ON DOZENS OF VEHICLES... THE LATEST ON THAT COMING UP.

    METEOROLOGIST DOUG HARLOW IS WORKING ON YOUR FORECAST. HE'LL HAVE THAT WHEN EYEWITNESS NEWS THIS MORNING RETURNS.

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OPEN 4
    when -- with modest effort and risk -- we can stop children from being gased to death and thereby make our own children safer in the long run, I believe we should act

    THE PRESIDENT MAKES HIS CASE FOR ACTION AGAINST SYRIA... THIS MORNING WE HAVE REACTION FROM HERE IN OUR AREA AND AROUND THE WORLD.

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OPEN 5
    AND... AMERICANS EVERYWHERE REMEMBER THE 9-11 ATTACKS... 12 YEARS AGO TODAY.

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TOSS TO WEATHER
    GOOD MORNING, I'M JENIFER MCANDREWS...

    KATELYN SYKES -- REACTION

    DOUG HARLOW JOINS US WITH A LOOK AT THIS MORNINGS FORECAST

    BE SPECIFIC ON DELIVERING A PROMISE!

    I'LL TELL YOU WHEN THE SHOWERS WILL START

    WHICH AREAS WILL SEE RAIN

    AND WHICH COUNTIES WON'T SEE A DROP.

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I ABC OBAMA SPEECH
    THIS MORNING... MILITARY ACTION AGAINST SYRIA IS ON HOLD... WHILE THE

    U-S EXPLORES A DIPLOMATIC OPTION.

    BUT IN A SPEECH TO THE NATION LAST NIGHT... PRESIDENT OBAMA MADE IT CLEAR... A MILITARY OPTION IS STILL ON THE TABLE.

    TAHMAN BRADLEY HAS THE LATEST.



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I TACKETT ON SYRIA
    ACCORDING TO MOST NATIONAL POLLS, A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS OPPOSE A MILITARY STRIKE ON SYRIA.

    BUT WHAT IS THE DOWNSIDE TO IN-ACTION?

    EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER KATELYN SYKES HAS REACTION FROM ONE LOCAL EXPERT.

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KATELYN AT WALL
    BUT DOES THAT INACTION MAKE US LOOK WEAK?

    RETIRED WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARD ADJUTANT GENERAL ALLEN TACKETT WEIGHS IN ON THE IMPACTS OF MILITARY ACTION IN SYRIA.

    "I certainly think he put on the facts on the table..people know he drew a red line several months ago..and said the us would be forced to us military action...now that weapons have been used no action has taken place..and that's going to be a tough sell for him"

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SYRIA FACEBOOK
    YOU CAN WEIGH IN ON THE CRISIS IN SYRIA AND THE PRESIDENT'S SPEECH.

    JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON OUR EYEWITNESS NEWS FACEBOOK PAGE.

    YOU CAN ALSO KEEP UP ON ALL OF THE LATEST NEWS ON THE CRISIS IN SYRIA BY SEARCHING THE HASHTAG SYRIA ON TWITTER.

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SYRIA WEB


    AND WE HAVE CREATED A SPECIAL WEB PAGE ON WCHS-T-V-DOT-COM... WHERE YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CRISIS IN SYRIA AND KEEP UP ON THE LATEST NEWS.

    JUST LOOK FOR THE LINK ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HOME PAGE.

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KATELYN TAG
    REPORTING LIVE IN THE STUDIO, KATELYN SYKES, EYEWITNESS NEWS.

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911 SEGMENT BUMP


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911 WTC LIGHT TEST
    TODAY MARKS 12 YEARS SINCE THE 9-11 ATTACKS ON AMERICA.

    AT THE SITE OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER... TWIN BEAMS OF LIGHT WERE TESTED OVERNGIHT THAT WILL SERVE AS A REMINDER TONIGHT OF THE TOWERS THAT ONCE STOOD AT GROUND ZERO.

    THIS IS A LIVE PICTURE FROM THE SITE OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER IN NEW YORK...

    TODAY THERE ARE SEVERAL MEMORIAL SERVICES PLANNED IN NEW YORK.

    FAMILY MEMBERS OF VICTIMS WILL GATHER TO READ THE NAMES OF ALL WHO DIED WHEN THE TWIN TOWERS COLLAPSED.

    RELATIVES OF THE VICTIMS FROM FLIGHT 93 HELPED BREAK GROUND FOR A VISITOR CENTER AT THE MEMORIAL IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.

    FLIGHT 93 CRASHED IN A FIELD AFTER PASSENGERS TRIED TO OVERPOWER TERRORIST HIJACKERS.

    THE PLANE WAS BELIEVED TO BE ENROUTE TO WASHINGTON TO CRASH INTO THE CAPITOL BUILDING.

    THE VISITOR CENTER BUILDING IS DESIGNED TO BE BROKEN IN TWO AT THE POINT OF THE PLANE'S FLIGHT PATH.

    IT IS EXPECTED TO OPEN IN 2015.

    IN MARYLAND... TWO-THOUSAND-977 FLAGS LINE THE STREET IN PARKVILLE IN MEMORY OF THE VICTIMS OF THE NINE-ELEVEN TERROR ATTACKS.

    A GROUP CALLED THE HOPE AND PEACE FOUNDATION PLACED THE FLAGS TO MARK THE SOMBER OCCASION.

    THERE IS ONE FLAG FOR EACH OF THE VICTIMS WHO DIED IN NEW YORK, WASHINGTON AND PENNSYLVANIA.

    THE WHITE HOUSE HAS ORDERED HEIGHTENED SECURITY AT U-S FACILITIES ABROAD IN THE WAKE OF LAST YEAR'S SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACK ON THE U-S CONSOLATE IN BENGHAZI LIBYA.

    FOUR U-S GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES INCLUDING THE U-S EMBASSADOR TO LIBYA WERE KILLED IN THE ATTACK.

    AN INVESTIGATION FOUND THE ATTACK WAS LAUNCHED BY ISLAMIST EXTREMISTS AND PLANNED FOR THE 9-11 ANIVERSARY.

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NEW THIS MORNING


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ATHENS POT BUST
    NEW THIS MORNING...

    AN ATHENS COUNTY, OHIO MAN IS BEHIND BARS ACCUSED OF OPERATING A MARIJUANA GROWING OPERATION OUT OF A HOUSE IN MILLFIELD.

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G ATHENS POT BUST
    DEPUTIES SAY THEY GOT A SEARCH WARRANT AFTER A TIP THAT

    44-YEAR-OLD DONALD GRIBBET WAS GROWING POT IN A HOUSE ON NORTH LAFOLLETTE ROAD.

    ONCE INSIDE, DEPUTIES SAY THEY FOUND 50 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA, WORTH 200-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

    THEY SAY GRIBBET WAS GROWING THE DRUG IN THE BASEMENT AND THEN PROCESSING IT ON THE MAIN FLOOR OF THE HOME.

    GRIBBET IS CURRENTLY IN THE SOUTH EAST OHIO REGIONAL JAIL.

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I GO MART ARREST
    ONE MAN IS BEHIND BARS... AND ANOTHER IS STILL ON THE RUN... IN THE MONDAY MORNING ROBBERY OF A GO MART IN CROSS LANES.

    EYEWITNESS NEWS ANCHOR KALLIE CART HAS MORE ON THIS SUSPECT IN CUSTODY.. AND WHY HE WAS CAUGHT WITH HIS PANTS DOWN.

    UNDER ARREST -- AND ON CAMERA AGAIN! BUT THIS TIME GAY WASHINGTON WAS FULLY CLOTHED... AS HE APPEARED BEFORE A KANAWHA COUNTY MAGISTRATE....

    -- MONDAY MORNING IT WAS A DIFFERENT STORY!

    GAY WASHINGTON

    AND IT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON SURVIELLANCE VIDEO AT THE GO-MART IN CROSS LANES -- DEPUTIES SAY WASHINGTON STRIPPED DOWN TO HIS BOXERS -- WHILE HIS FRIEND, 22-YEAR-OLD TYLER WILLIAMS OF CROSS LANES TOOK MONEY BAGS FROM THE STORE...

    WASHINGTON SAYS HE DOESN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE MONEY BAGS -- BUT DOES KNOW WHY HE WANTED OUT OF HIS CLOTHES...

    I took my pants off and threw them into the back of the truck... So i could go into a bathroom to wash up cause i was a dumpster to get some wood... To fix my building.

    AFTER WASHINGTON'S PICTURE AIRED ON THE NEWS -- VIEWERS HELPED IDENTIFY HIM... WASHINGTON SAYS HE WAS ONE OF THOSE VIEWERS -- AND ISN'T VERY HAPPY ABOUT HIS T-V DEBUT...

    5347 i looked like an idiot (LAUGHING)

    IF YOU KNOW WHERE TYLER WILLIAMS IS...CALL DEPUTIES.

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G 2ND TIRE SLASHER
    A SECOND SUSPECT IN THE SOUTH CHARLESTON TIRE SLASHINGS IS IN JAIL THIS MORNING.

    JOCELYN MELIN FACES DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CHARGES.

    THE OTHER SUSPECT IN THIS CASE WAS ARRESTED MONDAY EVENING.

    DAVID WILLIAMS APPARENTLY CONFESSED TO SLASHING TIRES ON DOZENS OF CARS...

    WILLIAMS SAYS HE WAS HIGH ON HALUCINOGENIC MUSHROOMS.

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YOUR VOICE
    HERE AT EYEWITNESS NEWS WE ARE COMMITTED TO TELLING RELEVANT AND MEANINGFUL STORIES THAT HAVE AN IMPACT ON OUR LIVES.

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GRX YOUR VOICE
    WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU. PLEASE GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND CLICK ON NEWS SURVEY TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH US."

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FULL WEATHER
    DOUG PITCHES TO WEATHER GRAPHICS

    BE SPECIFIC ON DELIVERING A PROMISE!

    I'LL TELL YOU WHEN THE SHOWERS WILL START

    WHICH AREAS WILL SEE RAIN

    AND WHICH COUNTIES WON'T SEE A DROP.

    Join Doug Harlow and the entire Storm Team at the Weather Center Online for the only regional web site that provides live, local updates, 24 hours a day!
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I APPLE FEST
    THIS MORNING TERRY BURHANS TAKES US ROAD TRIPPIN TO CLAY COUNTY...

    WHERE THEY ARE GETTING READY TO BITE INTO THE 41ST ANNUAL GOLDEN DELICIOUS FESTIVAL.

    YOU CAN CATCH ALL OF TERRY'S ROAD TRIPPIN ADVENTURES ON OUR WEBSITE... WCHS-T-V-DOT-COM.

    SOLAR PANELS MAY REPLACE GRANITE COUNTERTOPS AS THE NEXT BIG THING FOR HOMEOWNERS.

    AND -- FAST FOOD, IS GETTING FASTER!

    YOU MAY SOON BE ABLE TO PRE-ORDER AT MCDONALD'S WITH A NEW MOBILE APP.

    IT'S ALL COMING UP, IN THE BLOOMBERG BUSINESS REPORT

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MARSHALL CAM
    YOU'RE WATCHING EYEWITNESS NEWS THIS MORNING...

    THIS IS A LIVE LOOK FROM THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY SOUTH CHARLESTON CAMPUS LOOKING OUT ON I-64.

    MEDICAL CENTER ON HAL GREER BLVD IN HUNTINGTON

    ENGINEERING COMPLEX ON 3RD AVE

    STUDENT CENTER

    SOUTH CHARLESTON CAMPUS LOOKING OUT ON I-64

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@KIOSK
    WELCOME BACK TO EYEWITNESS THIS MORNING. IT'S ---,

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COAL TRUCK AX
    BREAKING NEWS JUST IN TO THE NEWSROOM --

    A COAL TRUCK HAS OVERTURNED IN LOGAN COUNTY SHUTTING DOWN THE ROAD.

    IT HAPPENED AT THE ROUTE 73, ROUTE 44 INTERSECTION AT AROUND FOUR THIS MORNING.

    9-1-1 DISPATCHERS SAID NO ONE WAS HURT.

    NO WORD ON HOW LONG IT'LL TAKE BEFORE THAT ROAD IS REOPENED.

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TS4 GO MART ROBBERY
    THIS MORNING ONE OF THE MEN WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE ROBBERY OF A GO MART IN CROSS LANES IS BEHIND BARS.

    GAY WASHINGTON TURNED HIMSELF IN YESTERDAY.

    INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL LOOKING FOR TYLER WILLIAMS.

    THEY TWO MEN WERE SEEN ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO AT THE CONVENIENCE STORE AND ARE ACCUSED OF TAKING MONEY BAGS FROM THE STORE.

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TS5 UC PLAYER
    ONE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CHARLESTON BASKETBALL PLAYERS CHARGED WITH ROBBING TWO MEN IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON.. HAS NOW ADMITTED TO THE CRIME.

    TERRELL LIPKINS, PLEADED GUILTY TO FIRST-DEGREE ROBBERY, CREDIT CARD FRAUD AND CONSPIRACY.

    HE'LL BE SENTENCED IN OCTOBER AND FACES AT LEAST TEN YEARS IN PRISON ON THE ROBBERY CHARGE.

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TS6 CHIOBANI SICK
    THE FDA SAYS IT HAS GOTTEN AT LEAST 89 REPORTS OF PEOPLE GETTING SICK AFTER EATING CHOBANI GREEK-STYLE YOGURT.

    THE AGENCY SAYS THOSE REPORTS HAVEN'T BEEN CONFIRMED.

    LAST WEEK THE COMPANY RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING ITS INVESTIGATION REVEALED A TYPE OF MOLD COMMONLY FOUND IN THE DAIRY ENVIRONMENT -- AND VOLUNTARILY RECALLED SOME OF THOSE PRODUCTS.

    PATRICK AND JEN, BACK TO YOU.

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BLOOMBERG REPORT
    THE LATEST FAST FOOD INNOVATION... THE PIZZA BURGER.

    AND A NEW REPORT INDICATES THE RICH ARE GETTING RICHER.

    HERE IS JANE KING WITH THIS MORNING'S BLOOMBERG BUSINESS REPORT.

    GOOD MORNING,

    THE GAP BETWEEN THE RICH AND THE REST OF THE COUNTRY IS GETTING BIGGER!

    [TAKE VO]

    {***vo***}

    THE TOP 10-PERCENT PULLED IN ABOUT HALF OF TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME LAST YEAR --

    THE BIGGEST SHARE IN AT LEAST 90 YEARS, ACCORDING TO AN ECONOMIST AT U-C BERKELEY.

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    [TAKE VO]

    {***vo***}

    MEANTIME BIG TREND IN THE HOUSING MARKET --

    SOLAR PANELS COULD BE THE NEXT GRANITE COUNTERTOPS!

    AT LEAST 6 IN 10 OF THE LARGEST HOMEBUILDERS ARE INCLUDING PHOTO VOLTAIC DEVICES IN NEW CONSTRUCTION, ACCORDING TO THE SUPPLIER, SUNPOWER.

    AND THE SOLAR ENERGY INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION FORECASTS --

    HOME SYSTEMS THAT GENERATE ELECTRICITY WILL SURGE 56-PERCENT NATIONWIDE THIS YEAR.

    *****

    [TAKE: CAMERA]

    {*CAMERA*}

    AND -- COMING UP AFTER THIS -- HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE PIZZABURGER?

    [TAKE SOT]

    {***COMMERCIAL***}

    OC:

    INVESTORS TODAY CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION WITH SYRIA, AFTER PRESIDENT OBAMA LAID OUT HIS VIEWS LAST NIGHT.

    [TAKE: FS]

    {***FS***}

    STOCKS YESTERDAY EXTENDING THEIR LONGEST WINNING STREAK SINCE JULY ON SIGNS OF EASING TENSION.

    [TAKE VO]

    {***vo***}

    BUT APPLE SHARES FELL --

    YESTERDAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT 2 NEW IPHONES FAILED TO DAZZLE INVESTORS.

    *****

    [TAKE VO]

    {***vo***}

    YOU MAY SOON BE ABLE TO ORDER AND PAY FOR YOUR BIG MAC, WITH YOUR MOBILE PHONE!

    ACCORDING TO NOTES OBTAINED BY BLOOMBERG --

    *MCDONALD'S* IS TESTING A MOBILE PAYMENT APP THAT ALLOWS YOU TO PRE-ORDER AND THEN PICK UP YOUR FOOD IN-STORE, CURBSIDE, OR AT THE DRIVE-THRU.

    *****

    [TAKE: camera]

    {*camera*}

    AND -- ANOTHER WEIRD FOOD INVENTION -- THE PIZZA BURGER

    [TAKE VO]

    {***vo***}

    THE BACON BURGER WRAPPED IN A PIZZA AND COOKED LIKE A CALZONE HAS BEGUN SHOWING UP AT "BOSTON RESTAURANT & SPORTS" U-S LOCATIONS.

    U-S-A TODAY SAYS THE PIZZA BURGER HAS 13-HUNDRED 60-CALORIES AND THE COMPANY'S NOT PRETENDING IT'S A HEALTHY PRODUCT.

    ALL THIS -- AS RESTAURANTS TRY TO GRAB A BIGGER SLICE OF THE FAST-GROWING MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR PIZZA MARKET.

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    [TAKE: TAG]

    {**tag**}

    AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, I'M JANE KING WITH THE BLOOMBERG BUSINESS REPORT.

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SHORT WEATHER
    ((DOUG ON CAM IN WC CTR

    BE SPECIFIC ON DELIVERING A PROMISE!

    I'LL TELL YOU WHEN THE SHOWERS WILL START

    WHICH AREAS WILL SEE RAIN

    AND WHICH COUNTIES WON'T SEE A DROP.

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WEATHER GFX
    ((TAKE WX GFX GRX

    DOUG PITCHES TO WEATHER GRAPHICS

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I CNN LIVE
    TODAY MARKS THE 12TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 9/11 TERRORIST ATTACKS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES.

    CEREMONIES IN NEW YORK, VIRGINIA, AND PENNSYLVANIA WILL FOCUS ON THE ACTUAL LOCATIONS OF THE ATTACKS AND WILL HONOR THOSE WHO WERE LOST OR INJURED.

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D CNN LIVE
    .SUNLEN MILLER JOINS US LIVE FROM WASHINGTON WITH MORE. SUNLEN?

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L CNN LIVE
    TODAY IS ALWAYS A DAY STEEPED IN EMOTION AND SYMBOLISM -- AND IN COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS FROM HERE IN DC, TO NEW YORK AND PENNSYLVANIA -- THE EMPHASIS TODAY WILL NOT BE ON POLITICS, BUT ON REMEMBRANCE.

    --VO--

    TODAY -- ON THE 12TH ANNIVERSARY, THERE WILL BE EVENTS HONORING THE NEARLY 3,000 LIVES LOST ON 9-11.

    ACROSS THE COUNTRY -- AS THE NATION HAS EVERY YEAR SINCE 2001, THERE WILL BE A MOMENT OF SILENCE AT 8:46 AM EASTERN -- THE MOMENT WHEN THE FIRST AIRPLANE STRUCK THE NORTH TOWER OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER.

    IN MEMORIAL PLAZA IN NEW YORK, RELATIVES WILL ONCE AGAIN -- ONE BY ONE -- READ THE NAMES OF THOSE KILLED.

    IN SHANKSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA -- WHERE UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT 93 CRASHED -- THERE WILL BE A WREATH LAYING. BUT SHANKSVILLE ALSO CELEBRATES A NEW BEGINNING, THEY'VE JUST BROKEN GROUND ON A NEW VISITORS CENTER NEAR THE MEMORIAL TO HONOR THE PASSENGERS AND CREW MEMBERS WHO DIED.

    AT THE PENTAGON, PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL VISIT TO PAY HIS RESPECTS DURING A MORNING CEREMONY FOR VICTIMS' FAMILIES AND SURVIVORS.

    --SUNLEN ON CAMERA--

    AND OF COURSE THE ANNUAL TRIBUTE THAT SO MANY IN NEW YORK SAYS BRINGS THEM COMFORT -- TONIGHT THE "TRIBUTE IN LIGHT" -- WILL RETURN OVER THE NEW YORK CITY SKYLIGHT -- THOSE TWO BEAMS OF LIGHT, WILL START AT SUNSET THIS EVENING AND FADE AWAY AT DAWN TOMORROW.

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    ON THIS ANNIVERSARY TENSIONS USUALLY ARE A LITTLE HIGHER -- HOW HAS THE WHITE HOUSE HANDLED SECURITY IN ADVANCE OF THE ANNIVERSARY?

    WE HAVE MORE NEWS COMING UP IN THE NEXT HOUR OF EYEWITNESS NEWS THIS MORNING...

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OBAMA COLD OPEN 1
    "For nearly seven decades, the United States has been the anchor of global security. This has meant doing more than forging international agreements; it has meant enforcing them.

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REAX COLD OPEN
    I don't see this as a way of resolving the issue.

    WITH A DIPLOMATIC SOLUTION EMERGING THIS MORNING...PEOPLE HERE AND AROUND THE WORLD ARE FORMING THEIR OPINIONS ON WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN NEXT.

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TOSS TO WEATHER
    GOOD MORNING, I'M JENIFER MCANDREWS...

    KATELYN -- REACTION

    DOUG HARLOW JOINS US WITH A LOOK AT THIS MORNINGS FORECAST

    BE SPECIFIC ON DELIVERING A PROMISE!

    I'LL TELL YOU WHEN THE SHOWERS WILL START

    WHICH AREAS WILL SEE RAIN

    AND WHICH COUNTIES WON'T SEE A DROP.

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I CNN OBAMA SPEECH
    The president delivered a major prime-time address to the country -- laying out why he thinks the U.S. should strike Syria.

    Tory Dunnan has more.

    SPEAKING DIRECTLY TO WAR-WARY AMERICANS... THE PRESIDENT ARGUED THE U.S. MUST BE PREPARED TO ACT.

    "The purpose of this strike would be to detour assad from using chemical weapons, to degrade the regime's ability to use them and make clear to the world that we will not tolerate their use."

    THE DETAILS: ANY MILITARY STRIKE WOULD BE LIMITED IN DURATION AND SCOPE...AND HE ASSURED AMERICANS... NO BOOTS ON THE GROUND.

    "I will not pursue an open-ended action like iraq or afghanistan."

    THE PRESIDENT LAID OUT THE EVIDENCE OF THE AUGUST ATTACK -- AND SAID THE THE REGIME OF BASHAR AL-ASSAD WAS RESPONSIBLE.

    "The images from this massacre are sickening. Men, women, children lying in rows killed by poison gas, others foaming at the mouth gasping for breath."

    AND AS THE PRESIDENT MAKES HIS CASE FOR MILITARY ACTION... A POTENTIAL ALTERNATIVE EMERGED TUESDAY.

    SYRIA AGREED TO A RUSSIAN PLAN TO TURN OVER ITS CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

    BUT HURDLES REMAIN... LIKE THE EXACT LANGUAGE IN A POTENTIAL RESOLUTION.

    "Any agreement must verify that the Assad regime keeps its commitments, but this initiative has the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons without the use of force."

    IN CONGRESS... SOME HESITATION, BUT ALSO OPTIMISM THAT A STRIKE COULD BE AVOIDED.

    THE QUESTION IS... HOW LONG IS PRESIDENT OBAMA WILLING TO WAIT.

    HE IS SET TO MEET WITH THE RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER IN SWITZERLAND ON THURSDAY.

    SOURCES TELL US THE PRESIDENT HAS ASKED CONGRESS TO HOLD OFF ON ANY ACTION UNTIL THOSE TWO HAVE THEIR NEGOTIATIONS.

    IN WASHINGTON, I'M TORY DUNNAN REPORTING.

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SYRIA SPEECH REAX
    OF COURSE--SYRIAN NATIONALS WERE TAKING A SPECIAL INTEREST IN THE PRESIDENT'S SPEECH.

    EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER KATELYN SYKES IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO WITH MORE ON THAT.

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KATELYN AT WALL
    JEN -- ONE WOMAN WE TALKED TO YESTERDAY WAS PLEASED WITH WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAD TO SAY BUT STILL HAS SOME CONCERNS.

    WE WATCHED THE PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS WITH DANA SHAMMAA.

    SHE'S LIVED IN THE UNITED STATES ALL HER LIFE--BUT IS OF SYRIAN DESCENT, AND CONSIDERS THE COUNTRY HER SECOND HOME -- WITH MANY FAMILY AND FRIENDS STILL LIVING THERE.

    SHAMMAA IS PLEASED PRESIDENT OBAMA IS STILL TAKING THE SITUATION SERIOUSLY -- BUT SHE'S CONCERNED THAT A VOTE ON MILITARY ACTION IS NOW BEING DELAYED.

    SHAMMAA THINKS IT'S UNLIKELY DIPLOMACY WILL ACTUALLY WORK.

    AND WHILE THOSE TALKS ARE HAPPENING -- THE WINDOW IS OPEN FOR MORE KILLINGS.

    STILL-- SHAMMAA IS CLINGING TO HOPE THAT THE CIVIL WAR WILL COME TO AN END WITH REBEL FORCES PUSHING BASHAR AL ASSAD OUT OF POWER.

    IN THE END -- SHE SAYS THAT'S THE ONLY REAL WAY PEOPLE IN SYRIA HAVE A CHANCE TO THRIVE AND UNTIL THEN -- SHAMMAA WILL CONTINUE PRAYING FOR PEACE.

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SYRIA FACEBOOK
    YOU CAN WEIGH IN ON THE CRISIS IN SYRIA AND THE PRESIDENT'S SPEECH.

    JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON OUR EYEWITNESS NEWS FACEBOOK PAGE.

    YOU CAN ALSO KEEP UP ON ALL OF THE LATEST NEWS ON THE CRISIS IN SYRIA BY SEARCHING THE HASHTAG SYRIA ON TWITTER.

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SYRIA WEB
    AND WE HAVE CREATED A SPECIAL WEB PAGE ON WCHS-T-V-DOT-COM WHERE YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CRISIS IN SYRIA AND KEEP UP ON THE LATEST NEWS.

    JUST LOOK FOR THE LINK ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HOME PAGE.

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KATELYN TAG
    REPORTING LIVE IN THE STUDIO, KATELYN SYKES, EYEWITNESS NEWS.

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911 SEGMENT BUMP


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911 WTC LIGHT TEST
    TODAY MARKS 12 YEARS SINCE THE 9-11 ATTACKS ON AMERICA.

    AT THE SITE OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER... TWIN BEAMS OF LIGHT WERE TESTED OVERNGIHT THAT WILL SERVE AS A REMINDER TONIGHT OF THE TOWERS THAT ONCE STOOD AT GROUND ZERO.

    THIS IS A LIVE PICTURE FROM THE SITE OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER IN NEW YORK...

    TODAY THERE ARE SEVERAL MEMORIAL SERVICES PLANNED IN NEW YORK.

    FAMILY MEMBERS OF VICTIMS WILL GATHER TO READ THE NAMES OF ALL WHO DIED WHEN THE TWIN TOWERS COLLAPSED.

    AT THE SITE OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER... TWIN BEAMS OF LIGHT WERE TESTED OVERNIGHT THAT WILL SERVE AS A REMINDER TONIGHT OF THE TOWERS THAT ONCE STOOD AT GROUND ZERO.

    TODAY THERE ARE SEVERAL MEMORIAL SERVICES PLANNED IN NEW YORK.

    FAMILY MEMBERS OF VICTIMS WILL GATHER TO READ THE NAMES OF ALL WHO DIED WHEN THE TWIN TOWERS COLLAPSED.

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G 911 EVENTS
    THERE ARE SEVERAL EVENTS ACROSS THE NATION TODAY TO REMEMBER 9-11.

    THIS MORNING AT 8-AM THERE WILL BE A CEREMONY AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER.

    THEN AT 8-45 THE WHITE HOUSE WILL LEAD A MOMENT OF SILENCE.

    AND AT 9-30 AND MEMORIAL SERVICE IS PLANNED AT THE PENTAGON.

    ALSO TODAY THE WHITE HOUSE HAS ORDERED HEIGHTENED SECURITY AT

    U-S FACILITIES ABROAD.

    THAT IS IN THE WAKE OF LAST YEAR'S SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACK ON THE U-S CONSOLATE IN BENGHAZI LIBYA.

    FOUR U-S GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES INCLUDING THE U-S EMBASSADOR TO LYBIA WERE KILLED IN THE ATTACK.

    AN INVESTIGATION FOUND THE ATTACK WAS LAUNCHED BY ISLAMIST EXTREMISTS AND PLANNED FOR THE 9-11 ANIVERSARY.

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GO MART ROBBERY
    THIS MORNING ONE OF THE MEN WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE ROBBERY OF A GO MART IN CROSS LANES ... IS BEHIND BARS.

    THERE WERE WARRANTS ISSUED FOR GAY WASHINGTON AND TYLER WILLIAMS BASED ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO AT THE CONVENIENCE STORE.

    I TOOK MY PANTS OFF AND THREW THEM INTO THE BACK OF THE TRUCK... SO I COULD GO INTO A BATHROOM TO WASH UP CAUSE I WAS A DUMPSTER TO GET SOME WOOD... TO FIX MY BUILDING.

    IN THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO YOU CAN SEE WASHINGTON TAKING OFF HIS CLOTHES... BECAUSE HE SAID THEY SMELLED BAD.

    INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL LOOKING FOR 22-YEAR-OLD TYLER WILLIAMS OF CROSS LANES. THE TWO MEN ARE ACCUSED OF TAKING MONEY BAGS FROM THE GO MART.

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UC PLAYER PLEA
    ONE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CHARLESTON BASKETBALL PLAYERS -- CHARGED WITH ROBBING TWO MEN IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON.. HAS NOW ADMITTED TO THE CRIME.

    TERRELL LIPKINS, PLEADED GUILTY TO FIRST-DEGREE ROBBERY, CREDIT CARD FRAUD AND CONSPIRACY.

    HE HAS ALSO AGREED TO COOPERATE IN THE INVESTIGATION AND TESTIFY AGAINST HIS FORMER TEAMMATES AND CO-DEFENDANTS, ROBBIE DREHER AND QUINCY WASHINGTON... AND AGAINST A FOURTH SUSPECT.

    You took that credit card went to 7-11 and bought some stuff -- then you took that credit card and got some burgers and shared in the burgers , right? yes..

    LIPKINS WILL BE SENTENCED IN OCTOBER... AND FACES AT LEAST TEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR THE ROBBERY CHARGE.

    HE'S BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND -- AND AWAY FROM HIS FORMER TEAMMATES, SINCE HE'S AGREED TO TESTIFY AGAINST THEM.

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I CHIOBANI SICK
    NEW THIS MORNING... THE FDA SAYS IT HAS GOTTEN AT LEAST 89 REPORTS OF PEOPLE GETTING SICK AFTER EATING CHOBANI GREEK-STYLE YOGURT.

    THE AGENCY SAYS THOSE REPORTS HAVEN'T BEEN CONFIRMED.

    CHOBANI VOLUNTARILY RECALLED SOME YOGURTS LAST WEEK AFTER CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS ABOUT SWOLLEN OR BLOATED PACKAGES.

    LAST WEEK THE COMPANY RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING ITS INVESTIGATION REVEALED A TYPE OF MOLD COMMONLY FOUND IN THE DAIRY ENVIRONMENT.

    THE VOLUNTARY RECALL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE FDA'S WEBSITE.

    TWO NEW I-PHONES HAVE BEEN UNVEILLED.

    APPLE ANNOUNCED A NEW FASTER I-PHONE 5-S... ALONG WITH A CHEAPER...MORE COLORFUL IPHONE 5-C.

    THE I-PHONE 5-S WILL COME IN SILVER, GRAY AND GOLD.

    THE 5-S UPGRADES INCLUDE A BEEFED-UP CAMERA WITH A 'DUAL L-E-D' FLASH TO IMPROVE COLOR BALANCE.

    IT ALSO HAS A NEW PROCESSOR AND A FINGERPRINT SENSOR TO REPLACE SOME PASSWORDS.

    PRE-ORDERS START THIS FRIDAY ON SEPTEMBER 13.

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TEASE ONEA
    COMING UP... WE'RE ROAD TRIPPIN DOWN TO THE RIVER...

    TERRY BURHANS TAKES US TO THE RIVER MUSEUM NEXT.

    (AD LIB WEATHER)

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FULL WEATHER
    DOUG PITCHES TO WEATHER GRAPHICS

    BE SPECIFIC ON DELIVERING A PROMISE!

    I'LL TELL YOU WHEN THE SHOWERS WILL START

    WHICH AREAS WILL SEE RAIN

    AND WHICH COUNTIES WON'T SEE A DROP.

    Join Doug Harlow and the entire Storm Team at the Weather Center Online for the only regional web site that provides live, local updates, 24 hours a day!
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I RIVER MUSEUM
    IN THIS EDITION OF ROAD TRIPPIN... TERRY BURHANS TAKES US TO POINT PLEASANT... WHERE THE KANAWHA AND THE OHIO RIVERS COME TOGETHER... AND WHERE YOU WILL FIND THE RIVER MUSEUM.

    YOU CAN CATCH ALL OF TERRY'S ROAD TRIPPIN ADVENTURES ON OUR WEBSITE... WCHS-T-V-DOT-COM.

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MARSHALL CAM
    YOU'RE WATCHING EYEWITNESS NEWS THIS MORNING...

    THIS IS A LIVE LOOK FROM THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY SOUTH CHARLESTON CAMPUS LOOKING OUT ON I-64.

    MEDICAL CENTER ON HAL GREER BLVD IN HUNTINGTON

    ENGINEERING COMPLEX ON 3RD AVE

    STUDENT CENTER

    SOUTH CHARLESTON CAMPUS LOOKING OUT ON I-64

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@KIOSK
    WELCOME BACK TO EYEWITNESS NEWS THIS MORNING...

    HERE'S A LOOK AT TODAYS TOP STORIES.

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COAL TRUCK AX
    BREAKING NEWS JUST IN TO THE NEWSROOM --

    A COAL TRUCK HAS OVERTURNED IN LOGAN COUNTY SHUTTING DOWN THE ROAD.

    IT HAPPENED AT THE ROUTE 73, ROUTE 44 INTERSECTION AT AROUND FOUR THIS MORNING.

    9-1-1 DISPATCHERS SAID NO ONE WAS HURT.

    NO WORD ON HOW LONG IT'LL TAKE BEFORE THAT ROAD IS REOPENED.

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TS1 911
    TODAY MARKS 12 YEARS SINCE THE 9-11 ATTACKS ON AMERICA.

    AT THE SITE OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER -- TWIN BEAMS OF LIGHT WERE TESTED THAT WILL SERVE AS A REMINDER TONIGHT OF THE TOWERS THAT ONCE STOOD AT GROUND ZERO.

    FAMILY MEMBERS OF VICTIMS WILL GATHER TO READ THE NAMES OF ALL WHO DIED WHEN THE TWIN TOWERS COLLAPSED.

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TS2 GO MART ROBBERY
    THIS MORNING ONE OF THE MEN WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE ROBBERY OF A GO MART IN CROSS LANES IS BEHIND BARS.

    GAY WASHINGTON TURNED HIMSELF IN YESTERDAY.

    INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL LOOKING FOR TYLER WILLIAMS.

    THEY TWO MEN WERE SEEN ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO AT THE CONVENIENCE STORE AND ARE ACCUSED OF TAKING MONEY BAGS FROM THE STORE.

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TS3 TIRE SLASHER
    A SECOND SUSPECT IN THE SOUTH CHARLESTON TIRE SLASHINGS IS IN JAIL THIS MORNING.

    JOCELYN MELIN FACES DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CHARGES.

    ANOTHER SUSPECT, DAVID WILLIAMS, APPARENTLY CONFESSED TO SLASHING TIRES ON DOZENS OF CARS -- CLAIMING HE WAS HIGH ON HALUCINOGENIC MUSHROOMS.

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WX TEASE
    BE SPECIFIC ON DELIVERING A PROMISE!

    I'LL TELL YOU WHEN THE SHOWERS WILL START

    WHICH AREAS WILL SEE RAIN

    AND WHICH COUNTIES WON'T SEE A DROP.

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SHORT WEATHER
    BE SPECIFIC ON DELIVERING A PROMISE!

    I'LL TELL YOU WHEN THE SHOWERS WILL START

    WHICH AREAS WILL SEE RAIN

    AND WHICH COUNTIES WON'T SEE A DROP.

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I HOLLYWOOD MINUTE
    TWO YOUNG WOMEN TOP THE C-M-A AWARDS NOMINATIONS.

    A GREY'S ANATOMY ALUM MAY BE RETURNING TO T-V.

    AND MARIO LOPEZ IS A PROUD PAPA...

    MELISA RANEY HAS YOUR ENTERTAINMENT HEADLINES IN TODAY'S HOLLYWOOD MINUTE.

    TAYLOR SWIFT AND KACEY MUSGRAVES TAKE THE LEAD IN C-M-A AWARDS NOMINATIONS.

    EACH SINGER-SONGWRITER HAS SIX NODS FOR THE 47TH ANNUAL CEREMONY.

    THE C-M-A AWARDS WILL ONCE AGAIN BE HOSTED BY BRAD PAISLEY AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD.

    IT AIRS LIVE ON A-B-C ON NOVEMBER 6TH.

    FROM SEATTLE-GRACE TO THE C-I-A... KATHERINE HEIGL MAY SOON RETURN TO THE SMALL SCREEN!

    THE FORMER GREY'S ANATOMY STAR IS SET TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE AND STAR IN A NEW PILOT BEING DEVELOPED BY N-B-C.

    VARIETY REPORTS THAT THE 34-YEAR-OLD WILL PLAY A POWERFUL C-I-A ANALYST WHO BECOMES THE PRESIDENT'S TOP DEBRIEFING AGENT ON DELICATE NATIONAL AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS.

    MARIO LOPEZ WELCOMES BABY NUMBER TWO!

    THE PROUD FATHER ANNOUNCED THE BIRTH OF HIS SON DOMINIC VIA TWITTER THIS WEEK.

    THE "EXTRA" HOST AND WIFE, COURTNEY, ARE ALSO PARENTS TO THREE-YEAR-OLD GIA.

    FOR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE, I'M MELISA RANEY.

    COMING UP,

    A SECOND SUSPECT IS UNDER ARREST ... ACCUSED OF SLASHING TIRES ON DOZENS OF VEHICLES... THE LATEST ON THAT COMING UP.

    METEOROLOGIST DOUG HARLOW IS WORKING ON YOUR FORECAST. HE'LL HAVE THAT WHEN EYEWITNESS NEWS THIS MORNING RETURNS.

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OPEN 4
    when -- with modest effort and risk -- we can stop children from being gased to death and thereby make our own children safer in the long run, I believe we should act

    THE PRESIDENT MAKES HIS CASE FOR ACTION AGAINST SYRIA... THIS MORNING WE HAVE REACTION FROM HERE IN OUR AREA AND AROUND THE WORLD.

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OPEN 5
    AND... AMERICANS EVERYWHERE REMEMBER THE 9-11 ATTACKS... 12 YEARS AGO TODAY.

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TOSS TO WEATHER
    GOOD MORNING, I'M JENIFER MCANDREWS...

    KATELYN SYKES -- REACTION

    DOUG HARLOW JOINS US WITH A LOOK AT THIS MORNINGS FORECAST

    BE SPECIFIC ON DELIVERING A PROMISE!

    I'LL TELL YOU WHEN THE SHOWERS WILL START

    WHICH AREAS WILL SEE RAIN

    AND WHICH COUNTIES WON'T SEE A DROP.

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I ABC OBAMA SPEECH
    THIS MORNING... MILITARY ACTION AGAINST SYRIA IS ON HOLD... WHILE THE

    U-S EXPLORES A DIPLOMATIC OPTION.

    BUT IN A SPEECH TO THE NATION LAST NIGHT... PRESIDENT OBAMA MADE IT CLEAR... A MILITARY OPTION IS STILL ON THE TABLE.

    TAHMAN BRADLEY HAS THE LATEST.



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I TACKETT ON SYRIA
    ACCORDING TO MOST NATIONAL POLLS, A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS OPPOSE A MILITARY STRIKE ON SYRIA.

    BUT WHAT IS THE DOWNSIDE TO IN-ACTION?

    EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER KATELYN SYKES HAS REACTION FROM ONE LOCAL EXPERT.

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KATELYN AT WALL
    BUT DOES THAT INACTION MAKE US LOOK WEAK?

    RETIRED WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARD ADJUTANT GENERAL ALLEN TACKETT WEIGHS IN ON THE IMPACTS OF MILITARY ACTION IN SYRIA.

    "I certainly think he put on the facts on the table..people know he drew a red line several months ago..and said the us would be forced to us military action...now that weapons have been used no action has taken place..and that's going to be a tough sell for him"

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SYRIA FACEBOOK
    YOU CAN WEIGH IN ON THE CRISIS IN SYRIA AND THE PRESIDENT'S SPEECH.

    JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON OUR EYEWITNESS NEWS FACEBOOK PAGE.

    YOU CAN ALSO KEEP UP ON ALL OF THE LATEST NEWS ON THE CRISIS IN SYRIA BY SEARCHING THE HASHTAG SYRIA ON TWITTER.

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SYRIA WEB


    AND WE HAVE CREATED A SPECIAL WEB PAGE ON WCHS-T-V-DOT-COM... WHERE YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CRISIS IN SYRIA AND KEEP UP ON THE LATEST NEWS.

    JUST LOOK FOR THE LINK ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HOME PAGE.

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KATELYN TAG
    REPORTING LIVE IN THE STUDIO, KATELYN SYKES, EYEWITNESS NEWS.

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911 SEGMENT BUMP


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911 WTC LIGHT TEST
    TODAY MARKS 12 YEARS SINCE THE 9-11 ATTACKS ON AMERICA.

    AT THE SITE OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER... TWIN BEAMS OF LIGHT WERE TESTED OVERNGIHT THAT WILL SERVE AS A REMINDER TONIGHT OF THE TOWERS THAT ONCE STOOD AT GROUND ZERO.

    TODAY THERE ARE SEVERAL MEMORIAL SERVICES PLANNED IN NEW YORK.

    FAMILY MEMBERS OF VICTIMS WILL GATHER TO READ THE NAMES OF ALL WHO DIED WHEN THE TWIN TOWERS COLLAPSED.

    AT THE SITE OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER... TWIN BEAMS OF LIGHT WERE TESTED OVERNGIHT THAT WILL SERVE AS A REMINDER TONIGHT OF THE TOWERS THAT ONCE STOOD AT GROUND ZERO.

    THIS IS A LIVE PICTURE FROM THE SITE OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER IN NEW YORK...

    TODAY THERE ARE SEVERAL MEMORIAL SERVICES PLANNED IN NEW YORK.

    FAMILY MEMBERS OF VICTIMS WILL GATHER TO READ THE NAMES OF ALL WHO DIED WHEN THE TWIN TOWERS COLLAPSED.

    RELATIVES OF THE VICTIMS FROM FLIGHT 93 HELPED BREAK GROUND FOR A VISITOR CENTER AT THE MEMORIAL IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.

    FLIGHT 93 CRASHED IN A FIELD AFTER PASSENGERS TRIED TO OVERPOWER TERRORIST HIJACKERS.

    THE PLANE WAS BELIEVED TO BE ENROUTE TO WASHINGTON TO CRASH INTO THE CAPITOL BUILDING.

    THE VISITOR CENTER BUILDING IS DESIGNED TO BE BROKEN IN TWO AT THE POINT OF THE PLANE'S FLIGHT PATH.

    IT IS EXPECTED TO OPEN IN 2015.

    IN MARYLAND... TWO-THOUSAND-977 FLAGS LINE THE STREET IN PARKVILLE IN MEMORY OF THE VICTIMS OF THE NINE-ELEVEN TERROR ATTACKS.

    A GROUP CALLED THE HOPE AND PEACE FOUNDATION PLACED THE FLAGS TO MARK THE SOMBER OCCASION.

    THERE IS ONE FLAG FOR EACH OF THE VICTIMS WHO DIED IN NEW YORK, WASHINGTON AND PENNSYLVANIA.

    THE WHITE HOUSE HAS ORDERED HEIGHTENED SECURITY AT U-S FACILITIES ABROAD IN THE WAKE OF LAST YEAR'S SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACK ON THE U-S CONSOLATE IN BENGHAZI LIBYA.

    FOUR U-S GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES INCLUDING THE U-S EMBASSADOR TO LIBYA WERE KILLED IN THE ATTACK.

    AN INVESTIGATION FOUND THE ATTACK WAS LAUNCHED BY ISLAMIST EXTREMISTS AND PLANNED FOR THE 9-11 ANIVERSARY.

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ATHENS POT BUST
    NEW THIS MORNING...

    AN ATHENS COUNTY, OHIO MAN IS BEHIND BARS ACCUSED OF OPERATING A MARIJUANA GROWING OPERATION OUT OF A HOUSE IN MILLFIELD.

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G ATHENS POT BUST
    DEPUTIES SAY THEY GOT A SEARCH WARRANT AFTER A TIP THAT

    44-YEAR-OLD DONALD GRIBBET WAS GROWING POT IN A HOUSE ON NORTH LAFOLLETTE ROAD.

    ONCE INSIDE, DEPUTIES SAY THEY FOUND 50 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA, WORTH 200-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

    THEY SAY GRIBBET WAS GROWING THE DRUG IN THE BASEMENT AND THEN PROCESSING IT ON THE MAIN FLOOR OF THE HOME.

    GRIBBET IS CURRENTLY IN THE SOUTH EAST OHIO REGIONAL JAIL.

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I GO MART ARREST
    ONE MAN IS BEHIND BARS... AND ANOTHER IS STILL ON THE RUN... IN THE MONDAY MORNING ROBBERY OF A GO MART IN CROSS LANES.

    EYEWITNESS NEWS ANCHOR KALLIE CART HAS MORE ON THIS SUSPECT IN CUSTODY.. AND WHY HE WAS CAUGHT WITH HIS PANTS DOWN.

    UNDER ARREST -- AND ON CAMERA AGAIN! BUT THIS TIME GAY WASHINGTON WAS FULLY CLOTHED... AS HE APPEARED BEFORE A KANAWHA COUNTY MAGISTRATE....

    -- MONDAY MORNING IT WAS A DIFFERENT STORY!

    GAY WASHINGTON

    AND IT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON SURVIELLANCE VIDEO AT THE GO-MART IN CROSS LANES -- DEPUTIES SAY WASHINGTON STRIPPED DOWN TO HIS BOXERS -- WHILE HIS FRIEND, 22-YEAR-OLD TYLER WILLIAMS OF CROSS LANES TOOK MONEY BAGS FROM THE STORE...

    WASHINGTON SAYS HE DOESN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE MONEY BAGS -- BUT DOES KNOW WHY HE WANTED OUT OF HIS CLOTHES...

    I took my pants off and threw them into the back of the truck... So i could go into a bathroom to wash up cause i was a dumpster to get some wood... To fix my building.

    AFTER WASHINGTON'S PICTURE AIRED ON THE NEWS -- VIEWERS HELPED IDENTIFY HIM... WASHINGTON SAYS HE WAS ONE OF THOSE VIEWERS -- AND ISN'T VERY HAPPY ABOUT HIS T-V DEBUT...

    5347 i looked like an idiot (LAUGHING)

    IF YOU KNOW WHERE TYLER WILLIAMS IS...CALL DEPUTIES.

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G 2ND TIRE SLASHER
    A SECOND SUSPECT IN THE SOUTH CHARLESTON TIRE SLASHINGS IS IN JAIL THIS MORNING.

    JOCELYN MELIN FACES DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CHARGES.

    THE OTHER SUSPECT IN THIS CASE WAS ARRESTED MONDAY EVENING.

    DAVID WILLIAMS APPARENTLY CONFESSED TO SLASHING TIRES ON DOZENS OF CARS...

    WILLIAMS SAYS HE WAS HIGH ON HALUCINOGENIC MUSHROOMS.

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YOUR VOICE
    HERE AT EYEWITNESS NEWS WE ARE COMMITTED TO TELLING RELEVANT AND MEANINGFUL STORIES THAT HAVE AN IMPACT ON OUR LIVES.

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GRX YOUR VOICE
    WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU. PLEASE GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND CLICK ON NEWS SURVEY TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH US."

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FULL WEATHER
    DOUG PITCHES TO WEATHER GRAPHICS

    BE SPECIFIC ON DELIVERING A PROMISE!

    I'LL TELL YOU WHEN THE SHOWERS WILL START

    WHICH AREAS WILL SEE RAIN

    AND WHICH COUNTIES WON'T SEE A DROP.

    Join Doug Harlow and the entire Storm Team at the Weather Center Online for the only regional web site that provides live, local updates, 24 hours a day!
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I CREATE WV
    THIS MORNING WE GO ROAD TRIPPIN TO RICHWOOD, NICHOLAS COUNTY... WHERE THEY ARE GETTING READY FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL CREATE WEST VIRGINIA.

    HERE'S TERRY BURHANS.

    YOU CAN CATCH ALL OF TERRY'S ROAD TRIPPIN ADVENTURES ON OUR WEBSITE... WCHS-T-V-DOT-COM.

    COMING UP... WE'LL TELL YOU HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE APPLYING FOR THE ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP... TO MARS... EYTEWITNESS NEWS CONTINUES.

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MARSHALL CAM
    YOU'RE WATCHING EYEWITNESS NEWS THIS MORNING...

    THIS IS A LIVE LOOK FROM THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY SOUTH CHARLESTON CAMPUS LOOKING OUT ON I-64.

    MEDICAL CENTER ON HAL GREER BLVD IN HUNTINGTON

    ENGINEERING COMPLEX ON 3RD AVE

    STUDENT CENTER

    SOUTH CHARLESTON CAMPUS LOOKING OUT ON I-64

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I 911 SYRIA
    MOMENTS OF SILENCE WILL BE HELD TODAY IN MEMORY OF THE PEOPLE WHO DIED IN THE TERROR ATTACK ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001.

    AS THE TRIBUTES TAKE PLACE, ANDREW SPENCER REPORTS THE PRESIDENT HAS ALLUDED TO THREATS THAT THE UNITED STATES CONTINUES TO FACE.

    OVERNIGHT, TWO SPOTLIGHTS ON THE NEW YORK CITY SKYLINE HONOR THE NEARLY THREE-THOUSAND PEOPLE WHO DIED IN THE TERROR ATTACKS 12 YEARS AGO.

    "I will always remember walking through lower Manhattan on the day after those attacks."

    "The air was acrid. The thick smoke made it hard to breathe."

    A LOT OF WORK HAS HAPPENED IN THE YEARS SINCE.

    EARTHCAM RELEASED THIS TIME-LAPSE VIDEO SHOWING THE CONSTRUCTION AT ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER BETWEEN OCTOBER 2004 AND SEPTEMBER OF THIS YEAR. THE TOWER'S COMPLETION IS EXPECTED EARLY NEXT YEAR.

    IN PENNSYLVANIA, OFFICIALS BROKE GROUND ON A NEW VISITOR'S CENTER NEAR THE MEMORIAL FOR VICTIMS OF UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT 93, WHICH HIJACKERS CRASHED NEAR SHANKSVILLE -- APPARENTLY AS PASSENGERS AND CREW MEMBERS FOUGHT BACK.

    SERVICES TODAY AT BOTH SITES -- AND AT THE PENTAGON -- WILL PAY TRIBUTE TO THE 2,977 PEOPLE WHO DIED IN THOSE ATTACKS.

    MEANWHILE, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA DEALS WITH WHAT HE CALLS ANOTHER THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY -- SYRIA'S USE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS...A PROPOSAL TO RESPOND WITH U-S MILITARY STRIKES...

    "Many of you have asked, 'Won't this put us on a slippery slope to another war?' One man wrote to me, 'We are still recovering from our war in Iraq.' A veteran put it more bluntly: 'This nation is sick and tired of war.'"

    HE SAYS ASSAD'S REGIME CANNOT SERIOUSLY THREATEN THE U-S MILITARY.

    "Any other retaliation they might seek is in line with threats that we face every day."

    I'M ANDREW SPENCER, REPORTING.

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I NYC MAYOR
    VOTERS IN NEW YORK CITY CAST THEIR BALLOTS IN THE PRIMARY RACE FOR MAYOR.,

    WHILE THE BALLOTS ARE STILL BEING COUNTED... WE DO KNOW WHO DID NOT WIN.

    FORMER CONGRESSMAN ANTHONY WEINER... MANAGED ONLY 5 PERCENT OF THE VOTE.

    RIGHT NOW BILL DE BLASIO IS THE FRONTRUNNER ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE... WITH AROUND 40 PERCENT OF THE VOTE SO FAR.

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I MARS TRIP
    MORE THAN 200-THOUSAND PEOPLE ALREADY LINING UP FOR A ONE-WAY TICKET TO MARS.

    THAT'S HOW MANY APPLICANTS A DUTCH COMPANY GOT FOR THE FIRST ROUND OF ITS MARS ONE ASTRONAUT SELECTION PROGRAM.

    MARS ONE TOOK APPLICATIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD FOR FIVE MONTHS.

    THE COMPANY SAYS THE COUNTRY WITH THE LARGEST NUMBER OF APPLICANTS, 24 PERCENT, WAS THE U-S.

    THE MARS ONE COMMITTEE WILL NOW HOLD ADDITIONAL SELECTION ROUNDS OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS TO CHOOSE WHICH APPLICANTS WILL MOVE AHEAD IN THE PROCESS TO BE IN THE FIRST TEAM OF FOUR PEOPLE TO LAND ON MARS IN 2023.

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BIRTHDAY INTRO
    WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH A LOOK AT TRAFFIC

    BUT FIRST, HERE ARE TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS

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BIRTHDAYS


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@KIOSK
    WELCOME BACK TO EYEWITNESS THIS MORNING. IT'S ---, AND HERE'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S TOP STORIES.

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TS4 GO MART ROBBERY
    THIS MORNING ONE OF THE MEN WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE ROBBERY OF A GO MART IN CROSS LANES IS BEHIND BARS.

    GAY WASHINGTON TURNED HIMSELF IN YESTERDAY.

    INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL LOOKING FOR TYLER WILLIAMS.

    THEY TWO MEN WERE SEEN ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO AT THE CONVENIENCE STORE AND ARE ACCUSED OF TAKING MONEY BAGS FROM THE STORE.

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TS5 UC PLAYER
    ONE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CHARLESTON BASKETBALL PLAYERS CHARGED WITH ROBBING TWO MEN IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON.. HAS NOW ADMITTED TO THE CRIME.

    TERRELL LIPKINS, PLEADED GUILTY TO FIRST-DEGREE ROBBERY, CREDIT CARD FRAUD AND CONSPIRACY.

    HE'LL BE SENTENCED IN OCTOBER AND FACES AT LEAST TEN YEARS IN PRISON ON THE ROBBERY CHARGE.

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TS6 CHIOBANI SICK
    THE FDA SAYS IT HAS GOTTEN AT LEAST 89 REPORTS OF PEOPLE GETTING SICK AFTER EATING CHOBANI GREEK-STYLE YOGURT.

    THE AGENCY SAYS THOSE REPORTS HAVEN'T BEEN CONFIRMED.

    LAST WEEK THE COMPANY RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING ITS INVESTIGATION REVEALED A TYPE OF MOLD COMMONLY FOUND IN THE DAIRY ENVIRONMENT -- AND VOLUNTARILY RECALLED SOME OF THOSE PRODUCTS.

    HERES A LOOK AT TRAFFIC

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FINAL FORECAST
    BE SPECIFIC ON DELIVERING A PROMISE!

    I'LL TELL YOU WHEN THE SHOWERS WILL START

    WHICH AREAS WILL SEE RAIN

    AND WHICH COUNTIES WON'T SEE A DROP.

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3SHOT CLOSE
    JOIN US OVER ON FOX 11'S EYEWITNESS NEWS THIS MORNING...

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FAN OF THE DAY
    AND OUR FANNIN AUTOMOTIVE FACEBOOK FAN OF THE DAY....ARNOLD CARTER

    THAT WILL DO IT FOR US... HAVE A GREAT DAY.

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LOGAN MINE CLOSURE
    A LOGAN COUNTY COAL COMPLEX WILL SOON BE IDLED.

    PATRIOT COAL SAID YESTERDAY THAT THEY PLAN ON IDLING THEIR GUYAN SURFACE MINE AND FRANCO PREPARATION PLANT AND RAIL LOAD OUT NEAR MAN IN THE NEXT TWO MONTHS.

    THE DECISION WILL IMPACT 250 EMPLOYEES.

    THIS WILL REDUCE PATRIOT'S THERMAL COAL PRODUCTION BY ABOUT TWO MILLION TONS A YEAR.

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WELCOME OPEN
    GOOD MORNING, I'M JENIFER MCANDREWS

    AND I'M PATRICK MCMURTRY...

    THERE'S LOTS TO COVER TODAY...KATELYN IS HERE TO TELL US ABOUT THAT...

    ( AD LIBS)

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TOSS TO WEATHER
    DOUG PITCHES TO WEATHER GRAPHI

    Reported by: mailto:news@wchstv.comWeb Producer: Jeff Morris

    Reported: Sep. 10, 2013 4:21 PM EDT

    Updated: Sep. 10, 2013 4:46 PM EDT

    Putnam County Sheriff's Department Photo More Sharing Services RELATED NEWS STORIES Deputies Searching For Bank Robbery Suspect In Putnam County /newsroom/eyewitness/130730_17948.shtmlHurricane , Putnam County , West Virginia

    The FBI is searching for a suspected serial bank robber who it believes hit a bank in Putnam County during his spree.

    The suspect has been deemed the "I-55 Bandit" and is described as a young man in his early 20s, about 6 feet 3 inches tall, with strawberry blond hair. The FBI coined the name because the banks he is accused of robbing in the St. Louis area were along Interstate 55.

    Investigators believe the suspect was involved in the robbery of the Huntington Bank on Great Teays Boulevard in Teays Valley on July 30. Investigators said he is involved in at least 10 bank robberies and two more attempted robberies in five states including Illinois, Missouri, Maryland, West Virginia and Tennessee . In each of the successful robberies, the suspect handed the teller a note indicating he was armed and demanded money. No one was hurt during the robberies.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI

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I 2ND TIRE SLASHER
    A SECOND PERSON IS FACING CHARGES IN CONNECTION TO A RASH OF TIRE SLASHINGS IN SOUTH CHARLESTON.

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