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The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.Full Story >
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The city of Hamilton is looking at a $25,000 way to fight back against vandalism problems plaguing some its parks. Full Story >
Hamilton is looking at a $25,000 way to fight back against vandalism problems plaguing some its parks. Full Story >
ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -
Bill Campbell was mayor of Atlanta in 1996 when a pipe bomb exploded in Centennial Olympic Park. Campbell said he had a horrible sense of deja vu when he heard about the bombings in Boston.
"It really gives me chills just to reflect back. I was at home. I got a call almost immediately from Chief Beverly Harvard that there was an explosion," said Campbell.
An explosion rocked Centennial Olympic Park on July 27, 1996. The park was packed with spectators and athletes in Atlanta for the start of the Olympic games.
"I am stunned that there has not been more of a sense of correlation between what happened in Atlanta - a major sporting event, a backpack they say there were ball bearings used in Boston, there were nails used here," said Campbell.
Eric Rudolph pleaded guilty to detonating that bomb that killed one woman and injured 111 people. He also pleaded guilty to setting off a bomb outside an abortion clinic in downtown Birmingham in 1998.
Rudolph was on the run for more than five years before being captured in Murphy, N.C., in 2003.
A statue, which Mayor Campbell said was a gift to the city for hosting the Olympic games, still sits in the park and bears imprints from nails ejected from the pipe bomb.
"It was a gift from the Greek people. It ended up deflecting some of the nails that were placed in the pipe bomb by Eric Rudolph and ended up help to preserve life here in Atlanta," said Campbell.
Investigators initially focused their attention on security guard Richard Jewell, who turned out to be a hero. He spotted the backpack, as authorities were evacuating the park, the bomb exploded.
Campbell doesn't believe investigators in Boston will make the same mistake.
"The Atlanta investigation was a difficult one because, remember what's different from Boston is that the marathon was over, but the Olympic games here were just beginning," said Campbell.
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BRADENTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children. Bradenton Beach policeFull Story >
People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children.Full Story >
Monday, July 21 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:22:54 GMT
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources found the lake to have 3,000%Full Story >
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. Full Story >
Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:10:49 GMT
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot. He was transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center but his identity and conditionFull Story >
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot.Full Story >