*Once more viewer, you find yourself, the remote in hand, feet up on the couch, Second cup of morning coffee at hand and thus you tune into everyone's favorite local source for news and weather together, AP Local 68, the picture starting with Jeannie Webb standing out on a seaside dock wearing a rather revealing bikini top and behind her several different names such as "Caribou Dancer" and "Magic Bus" along with what has to be time scores keep shifting on a scoreboard*
Jeannie: "...Oh Another time penalty applied...at this point the International One Design starts tomorrow is going to be anyone's guess as to who is going to take first place. I'll make sure to keep everyone updated on my Chatter and our Website. This is Jeannie from the Halfway point in Northeast harbor!"
*The camera cuts back to the Main News Desk with The familiar faces of Raymond Wages and Ariana Bening sitting there. *
Raymond: "Thanks Jeannie. As you say it's anyones Game at this point. It'll be interesting to see how things turn."
Ariana: "And as the boats turn and go so does our seasonal weather. To give you a update on what to expect this week if you plan on going out and doing anything, Here's Wilbert Woods."
*The camera cuts on over to Wilbert standing in front of his usual weather screen. The brace still in place on his back though it seems he's moving a bit better now*
Wilbert: "Thank you Ari. Looks lie this week is fairly usual for this time of year if a bit hotter than normal. Today we have light clouds and winds with the temperature getting up to a Fairly impressive ninety two, dropping back to seventy eight as nighttime settles in. Thursday, more clouds and a high in the upper eighties, overnight the temperature drops back to the Sixties as we get occasional pop up showers."
*The screen behind him shows the breakdown of temperatures and forecasts for the days each one highlighting as he speaks*
Wilbert: "Friday we are back in the Eighties maybe hitting ninety during the afternoon, winds calming down and after midnight the rain slips back on in clearing up Saturday morning. Saturday is hot muggy and Humid with temperatures in the Upper eighties, but with the humidity it'll feel like it's in the mid nineties. The clouds stick around from Saturday on into Sunday, with the temperature cooling down to the upper seventies as random pop up thunderstorms show up across the bay area. Those Storms blow themselves out after midnight and going into Monday we have it hot humid and sunny in the upper eighties and low nineties. Sunshine will be prevalent on Monday and Tuesday with light variable winds. he temperature in the afternoon will be high and dropping rapidly overnight so each day we wake up with the temperatures in the sixties. Till Wednesday rolls around and the clouds roll back in helping moderate the temperature keeping it in the low to mid Eighties. "
*The camera moves back on over to Raymond and Ari*
Ariana: "Thank you Wilbert...sounds great...other than what the humidity is going to do to my hair."
*She chuckles and the camera centers in on Raymond*
Raymond: "Hitting a little closer to home. Lower town Asphyxiation Point was rocked yesterday by a explosion. Outside of the greasy spoon diner near the last Chance gas station a vehicle reported to be a Van exploded yesterday afternoon. Emergency crews were slow to respond and Only Four were reported injured by the blast. One unnamed male who was treated at the hospital and released. A Waitress at the diner who declined permission for us to use her name who was caught by some glass fragments from the window that broke. And two unnamed persons who were near the van at the time of the explosion who are still not identified to our station. The police have yet to issue a statement on the incident so instead we turn to our Criminology and Forensic Analyst correspondent, Sarai Segrest."
*The camera changes to visual on a small desk and office with nondescript background. Numerous textbooks are on the shelves behind some of them psychology books others History of Forensic analysis, and case-file studies. All kinds of "light" reading for someone studying Forensics. Sitting at the desk with her hands folded and a light smile is a somewhat round in the face woman who looks a bit younger than she might be because of the glasses and hairstyle. She holds up a hand in a bit of a wave as the camera settles in on her*
Sarai: "Thank you Raymond. Always a pleasure to provide whatever manner of insight I can for you. "
*She adjusts some papers on the desk in front of her and addresses the camera directly*
Sarai: "Yes well as many people know recently there has been a great deal of speculation about this group calling themselves Immortals who have it seems done a great deal of mayhem in Asphyxiation Point and the surrounding area. I've been researching which manner of terrorist groups they may be affiliated with and when asked by the television if perhaps this bombing is something they could have done. The answer is possibly. In my research I found a news story from Hathian mentioning a young lady who had a collar on her neck who went into the police station. The collar had explosives in it. Which means that explosives are not outside the normal modus operandi of this group."
*She picks up a printout of the clipping and reads a bit*
Sarai: "One Briony Privette came into the police station claiming the collar was placed there by one of the Immortals, who stated that she belonged to them from this point forward. The collar was disarmed and safely disposed of by bomb specialists. after a tense period where they evacuated the building."
*She sets the paper down and looks back at the camera*
Sarai: "Naturally no detailed analysis can be done till the remains of the vehicle are examined but if I had to speculate I'd say that the explosion wasn't intended to be a car bomb. Your eyewitness in the diner stated that the Van had been driven up to where it was. The driver got out and then the explosion. if it had been intended as some kind of assassination attempt they would ahve rigged the explosive o go off when the man was inside the vehicle. Simple reasoning says you don't want the target outside unless you have enough explosives packed inside to sink the entirety of the lower city. "
*She smiles softly and taps her fingers on the desk while considering*
Sarai: "If the case had been one of these exploding collars, then perhaps the driver was trafficking another victim captured who didn't believe the collar would explode, and tried to take it off and had the entire thing explode unexpectedly. Or perhaps if it was an attempted terrorist act, the driver opened the back to check the detonator system and it went off without him intending for it to. Mainly based on the fact that there's really nothing there worth blowing up. One of the truisms of the job is that if you have a bomb you have someone wanting to make a statement. There's nothing of value that was damaged or could have been damaged down there, and the bomb wasn't rigged to explode with someone sitting inside the vehicle so that rules out both murder and intended statement. Thus we are left with accidental discharge. Perhaps when they wake up and can provide a statement the driver can tell us what he intended to blow up or why. Or if the Police investigation manages to find other human remains in the wreck, we may have a clue as to what may be going on there."
*She shrugs slightly and the camera cuts back to split between her office and the Newsroom*
Sarai: "Until then all we can do is make suppositions and go from there."
Raymond: "Thank you Sarai, I look forward to hearing some more of your research analysis in the upcoming featurettes."
Sarai: "Always a pleasure"
*The camera cuts away from her office and back to the main news desk*
Raymond: "We will have updates on Sarai's Featurettes on our website and her video blog as she researches and digs into this current terrorist threat to our community. There's also a link to subscribe and keep up to date with her other projects."
*The camera focuses a bit more on Ari as she adjusts her seating position*
Ariana: “Dean Knopinski is out today due to blunt force trauma and mild concussion…”
Raymond: “Well he did take a bit of a tumble down that hill…”
Ariana: “And of course was fairly badly battered by those Mama Seals thinking he might go after their pups…”
Raymond: “Didn’t help he took the flotation ring from the rescue crew right between the eyes, Anyway we wish him a speedy recovery. Covering some more distressing news out of the statehouse is Kaylynn Garcia. Kaylynn?”
*The Camera splits to Show Kaylynn standing outside the statehouse wearing her official looking jacket and Press pass for the facility as it cuts to her entirely*
Kaylynn: “Thank you Raymond. And in fact it is rather distressing news, just earlier the Health officials here at the State House confirmed that for the first time in twenty years the state has a case of measles. The fact that there are numerous locations that the public could have been exposed to this very contagious virus is troublesome.”
*The camera cuts to several previously recorded shots of the press briefing done earlier with members of the Maine CDCP Showing images of the patient and various posters indicating locations in the state that may be at risk as Kaylynn continues in voiceover*
Kaylynn: ~Voiceover~ “The individual who has not yet been named for privacy concerns seems to have contracted the disease while traveling overseas. The list below are the locations and times that the public may have been exposed to the patient and virus they are carrying. The list will also be available on our website as well as the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.”
*Scrolling along the bottom of the Screen are the following lists of locations and times:
— Narrow Gauge Cinema, Farmington, Maine, 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 7
— Grantlee’s Tavern and Grill, Farmington, Maine, 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 7
— Farmington Farmers Market, Farmington, Maine, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8
— The Kingfield Woodsman, Kingfield, Maine, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 9
— Restaurant la Chocolaterie, Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada, noon to 4 p.m. Monday, July 10
— Franklin Memorial Hospital Emergency Department, 8 to 10:30 p.m. Monday, July 10
— Franklin Memorial Hospital Laboratory, Midnight to 2:30 A.m., Tuesday, July 11
*The camera cuts back to Kaylynn standing in front of the Statehouse.*
Kaylynn: “Health officials recommended that individuals who were potentially exposed review their vaccine history and monitor for symptoms. Those experiencing symptoms should contact their health care providers for instructions before arriving at the providers’ offices or at hospitals. This is to help keep those who may not have been inoculated or exposed from becoming so. Symptoms of measles include a fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes, followed by a rash that begins on the head and spreads down the body. While most people recover from the virus, it can cause severe health complications including pneumonia, encephalitis and even death.”
*She tries not to put too much emphasis on the death part, but can’t really help it. Putting a smile back on her face as she continues glancing at the information card in her hand.*
Kaylynn: “Measles is so contagious that 90 percent of people who are not immune can catch it from being in close proximity to an infected person, and spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The measles virus can survive for up to two hours in the air and on surfaces. Infected people are contagious from four days before the rash begins through four days after it appears. Symptoms typically begin ten to fourteen days after exposure to the virus but sometimes up to twenty-one days later, so travelers may not realize they’re infected until after returning home!”
*She looks back up at the Camera and continues smiling, not nearly as forced this time.*
Kaylynn: “If you have your MMR vaccine then you are protected against all strains of Measles, and thankfully Maine has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country with nearly ninety six percent of all children vaccinated. From the State house in Augusta, I’m Kaylynn Garcia!”
*The camera cuts back on over to the main news desk*
Raymond: “Frightening stuff, and it really has been twenty years since the last case.”
Ariana: “That’s why it’s good to get your vaccinations.”
Raymond: “Coming up after the break, Got some old electrical equipment gathering dust in your place? Find out where you can take it to be recycled at no cost to you. And the Tip credit bill finally signed into law, find out how this affects your lovely hostess the next time you go out.”
Ariana: *Rolling her eyes a bit* “And now that the city board has turned down the proposal of more parking meters, find out what other ways the Parking Solutions task force intends to handle congestion during tourist season. All that and more, after these words from our sponsors.”
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