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Midmorning With Aundrea - January 17, 2018
Midmorning With Aundrea - January 17, 2018

Break away from your everyday with Aundrea Self!

Today Aundrea gives us a sneak peak at the upcoming "48 Hours" segment that will focus on the Starkville cold case murders of two elderly women in 1990.

And Netflix is raising its monthly subscription price to help subsidize its original programming, but is it worth it?

And finally we meet some tree doctors and find out how they work.

Discussenew n-a new d-n-a technology was at the center of wcbi news at five and six.

W d-a new d-n-a technology was at the center of the latest efforts to solve the mystery behind the 1990 murder of betty jones and assault of her friend kathryn crigler.

The women were attacked at crigler's home in on old highway 82 in starkville.

The case went unsolved for nearly three decades.

With the help of the cutting-edge technology, police were able to uncover new information.

The cbs investigative program - 48 hours has been following the story.

Correspondent richard schlesinger has a preview of the program that will air this weekend on wcbi- tv.

It was labor day weekend 1990 and jason's step-grandmother betty jones had been staying at her friend kathryn crigler's home when there was a knock on the door.

Sergeant bill lott.

34/11:16:05 sergeant bill lott: "betty goes and answered th door, and the guy comes in, and immediately kathryn starts hearin' screamin', and knows somethin' is wrong with betty.

And then he attacks her and then he kills her//he immediately went towards kathryn///strangled her, thought he killed her."

Kathryn survived but died from her injuries two months later.

Her granddaughter juky crigler holt says she never imagined the case would remain unsolved for decades.

10/18:15:30 juky: "and, you know everybody was just//oh, i just pray for you, i just hope so much that they catch this guy."

And that-- we neve imagined that it would be never, you know?"

36/19:32:25 schlesinger: "standing in front of thi house today, 28 years later, what's it like for you, knowing that you still don't have your man?

Lott: "it's frustrating //19:36:1 no... no doubt about it."

But sergeant lott believed that advances in science would eventually solve the case because they had the killer's dna.

34/12:26:50 lott: "i had a critica piece of evidence."

This past summer lott had the killer's dna profile sent to parabon nano-labs in reston, virginia.

Parabon performs what is called dna phenotyping which predicts a person's appearance using dna.

35/13:16:50 schlesinger: "do yo remember the moment when the picture revealed itself on your computer screen?"

Lott: "it's like now i know wha you look like&i'm gonna get you" but scientists at parabon were also using other methods to try and catch the killer.

And this past october, the jones and crigler families got some surprising news.

Reporter: "do you hav anything to say?"

The voice you just heard was our own joey barnes.

Wcbi was there when lt.

Bill lott and lt.

William durr arrived in starkville with michael devaughn, a suspect in the labor day crimes.

According to court records, the 51-year-old had been living in prentiss county.

He was being held in the tishomingo county jail on unrelated charges when he was arrested in connection to the cold case.

Betty jones still has close family members in the starkville area.

Her sister anne mcwhorter is the relative that 48 hours talked with during the cbs production.

Anne and her daughter jennifer have stayed in regular contact with investigators.

She agreed to sit down with correspondent richard schlesinger and share her memories of her sister.

And i am always amazed and this case is absolutely no exception, always amazed at the grace and poise that people have in these circumstances.

332 i just try to leave them, to the extent that we can, leave them with the sense that people care about what they've been through, that people want to help and that they're not alone.

Schlesinger says the starkville pd was amazing.

That it was the old fashioned police work which made it possible for high technology to find the answers.

48 hours is scheduled for saturday, january 19th at 9:00 pm.

Slow down.

A new report shows thousands are dying in traffic accidents where speeding is a ju abo just about everyone speeds on occasion.

But a new report shows it can have deadly consequences.

Now advocates are pushing for new measures to get drivers to slow down.

Kris van cleave reports.

In october surveillance video caught this car speeding down a milwaukee street before the driver lost control and crashed.

Six people were inside.

18-year- old zion lewis, was killed.

Friends and family rememered her at a vigil.

"they need t slow down, they've taken my niece's life away, i don't know what else it's going to take."

A new report from the governors highway safety association shows nearly10- thousand people died in speed related crashes in 20-17.

That's similar to drunk driving deaths..

And much higher than the number of people killed in distracted driving accidents.... but advocates says speeding isn't taken as seriously.

Kvc "why is that ja because we all speed, we're guilty of it, we're in a rush to get where we're going//, we talk about drunk driving, we talk about distracted driving but we don't talk about speed in that same context when we really need to.

Jonathan adkins is g-h-s-a's executive director and says part of the problem is nearly every state has raised speed limits over the past two decades.

"what we'r seeing really is a double whammy effect.

Speed limits are going up but the public thinks they can go 5, 10, 15 miles an hour above that posted speed limit."

Adkins says when speed limits were lowered in new york city and boston, traffic deaths dropped.

He also wants police to crack down on speeders.

The study suggests expanding the use of automated speed cameras, which have been effective at getting drivers to slow down..

"how big i enforcement in this" "enforcement i a big key to this // if people feel like they are going to get a ticket behavior changes."

A change out of the fast lane that could save lives.

Kris van cleave, cbs news, washington.

A new report from the insurance institute for highwahighway safety found about 137 communities have speed camera programs meanwhile, a new report out this week finds you are now more likely to die from an opioid drug overdose, than from a fatal car crash.

Reid binion has more on that.

--reporter pkg-as follows-- shocking new statistics from the national safety council this week: for the first time ever... you are more likely todie from an accidental opioid overdose than in a caraccident in the united states.

The n-s-c found the odds of dying from an accidental opioid overdose were one in 96, while the odds of dying in a car accident were one in one- hundred and three.

Those odds are even higher than the risk of death from falls, pedestrian incidents, drowning and fire.

The n-s-c says the findings reveal the opioid epidemic's devastating impact on the american public.

According to the centers for disease control and prevention..

Deaths from drug overdoses reached an all time high in 2017, over 70-thousand lives lost.

Illegally produced fentanyl was isbelieved to be the driving force.

In 2016, it even surpassed heroin as the drug most commonly used in overdose deaths in america.

For today's health minute, i'm reid binion.

An experimental treatment for multiple sclerosis is showing promise in stopping symptoms of the disease.

The auto immune disease where the body attacks itself causes a wide range of symptoms including vision problems, fatigue and weakness.

Now a new study finds a single stem cell transplant could stop or delay symptoms better than some medications.

Dr. tara narula reports.

Amanda loy never imagined she'd be battling the alaska elements on her runs... instead of battling her disease.

Amanda was diagnosed with relapsing- remitting m-s, the form that comes and goes in sporadic episodes... bringing her life to a sudden halt.

Both of my arms went numb and i wasn't really able to use them well every month she underwent a drug infusion- and took half a dozen other medications.

But her symptoms just got worse.

I started having bladder problems and my balance was really bad requiring the cane more often.. amanda traveled almost three thousand miles to chicago to participate in a trial with the hope of stopping the disease in its tracks.

Transplants ended up being markedly superior in all the perimeters we were looking at.

Dr. richard burt led the international trial at northwestern school of medicine.

A patient's own stem cells are collected and stored.

During a two week stay in the hospital, hi- dose chemo is given to wipe out the immune system.

Then, the stem cells are infused back into the patient to "re-boot" t body's immune system.

Tm: i knew that i couldn't just keep going the way that i was going "hello, love trudee manderfield was just 23 when she received her diagnosis.

In 2013, with an infant daughter she was ready to try the new treatment.

Tn: áááwere you scared?

Tm: very.

More excited tho than scared.

I mean any procedure will have a side effect of death so they discuss that with you and well as a new mom i go ok well that would be bad but i knew that i had to give it a shot.

Trudee is doing well, but she still has occasional symptoms and is off m-s medications.

Amanda is also off m-s medications, she plans to head ábacká to chicago, to run the city's marathon in october.

Dr. tara narula, cbs news, chicago.

The transplant might ánotá be a permanent fix.

There are serious risks like infertility, infection, and even death.

A wisconsin veteran paralyzed from the waist down took an important step forward in life this week, both figuratively and literally.

Aisha morales explains.

--lead in-- --reporter pkg-as follows-- he's competed in 91 wheelchair marathons -- and is working to kayak the entire coastline of lake superior... at 59 years old -- dean juntunen says staying active makes him happy.

Dean juntunen: "kayaking has replaced th hiking for me.

It gets me out in the wilderness.

It's a great workout.

I've paddled as much as 50 miles in one day."

Paralyzed for nearly 30 years -- he's finally going from standing-- nat sound: to walking.

Nat sound: dean is part of a nationwide study.

Dean juntunen: "one of the physica therapists told me you gotta think of it like dancing.

I'm like, oh i'm in trouble.

I never could dance.

She says how about cross-country skiing.

I said yeah, that i can do.

So i started transferring the weight and it worked out real good."

He's the first veteran from the milwaukee v-a -- taking a robotic exoskeleton like this home for four months.

Zach hodgson: "this is a fully powere exoskeleton, so it is set by the computer.

We can adjust how long it takes to step, the delay between steps, but really it's kind of dean making sure that his balance is right over the robot shifting his weight appropriately as we would when we're walking."

These steps and training-- happening inside the lambeau field atrium -- nat sound: other veterans with a spinal cord injury who qualify are welcome to join the research.

The goal is to see how useful this pricey technology can be.

Relearning a sense of balance -- is a challenge-- dean says -- but it's his inner drive that keeps him taking one step -- nat sound: after another --- dean juntunen: "it's a tremendous workout.

Might actually start matching my marathon times from when i was in my 40s.

I only lost about six minutes over the years, but maybe i'll get that back with this robot."

There are 160 veterans across 15 different v-a centers participating in the exoskeleton research study.

It will soon cost you more to stream your favorite shows and movies on netflix.

More on the monthly if y wat if you watch netflix, prepare to pay a little more.

Netflix is hitting viewers with the biggest price hike in its history.

Monthly subscriptions are going up by 13- to 18- percent.

The most popular plan will now cost about 156- dollars a year.

New netflix users are already being charged the higher prices.

Existing customers will see them phased in over the next few months.

Nick thompson takes a closer look at subscription services like netflix, and how they ádon'tá seem to have trouble keeping customers, even after price hikes.

From t-v shows like "strange things"..

And"orange i the new black"..

To movies like "bird box".

Netflix has been churning out hit... after hit... after hit.

While all that original content draws in new subscribers, they also cost a lot of money to produce... as netflix subscribers are finding out.

Its most expensive monthly plan now costs $16 dollars.

Compare that to $12 dollars for hulu... $9 dollars for amazon prime video... and $10 for cbs all access, offered by the parent company of cbs news.

This is the 4th price hike over the last 5 years and people keep paying.

Financial analyst rick munarriz says... netflix is the world's largest premium video service, with nearly 150 million subscribers.

Its membership almost tripled since 2014 even though the price of its standard plan has gone up to nearly 63%.

It's a monthly plan, it's something that you sort of set it and forget it like many other monthly subscription services.

// it's almost an afterthought when you're scouring your credit card bill and that $12.99 comes around.

You're usually fine with it.

Munarriz believes most customers will continue paying for netflix... long as the company keeps delivering hits.

There will come a point where people will say -- no mas!

// but until they get to that point, you're going to see netflix nickle and dime about every year or so, // and adjust their prices higher.

Hover boards may not be a reality yet.

But if you've also wanted a pair of self-lacing shoes since seeing "back t the future two," your luck is about to get better.

Nike unveiled its newest self- lacing technology tuesday.

Called nike adapt b-b, the self- lacing basketball show is controlled by an app.

It's part of a product family called fit-adapt, which feature gear that uses apps and firmware that can be continually updated.

Jayson taum of the boston celtics will wear the shoes at an n-b-a game wednesday night.

And nike has bigger plans.

Once the kinks are ironed out, the company plans to expand fit-adapt into other sports and lifestyle products.

If all this seems like deja vu, you may be remembering when nike made self-lacing shoes modeled after the ones in "back to th future two" bac in 20-16.

Those special edition shoes were never sold and only 89 pairs were given away in a lottery.

The company also sells a self- lacing shoe called hyper- adapt -- which can not be updated and does not use an app.

Properly caring for the trees in your yard.

We go to the experts st le we just like we take care of our bodies with essential nutrients, trees do as well.

But sometimes they can't do it on their own.

That's where arborists who step in.

They're just like human doctors, doing annual check ups and providing nutrients to a tree when it is stressed or under pressure.

Blair schaefer gives us a closer look at their work.

Trees like these have been growing in their natural environment for over 200 years.

While some people cut these down for development, others plan to build around them.

But it's not as simple as it seems. "a lot of people plan to buil their homes around these big beautiful trees and they want their home to sit in the middle of them but a lot of people don't realize that the root system on these trees is so shallow and it's very easy to disturb it or possibly kill the tree by construction."

Matthew copley, an arborist in the north mississippi area, helps people make this dream a reality.

"we come in and we work wit the client, we work with the contractors, the developers, and the architects and we come up with a game plan to set up fencing like you see."

This fencing keeps heavy machinery off of the root system and helps eliminate any possible damage.

"if machinery or any activit gets inside this fencing it's very easy to damage the trees/ you're compacting the soil and it's making it hard for the root system to be productive and stay active in the tree."

Copley doesn't usually have to worry about damage though.

Fulgham's inc., the company he manages, has a 95% success rate, partly due to the injection process they go through with the trees.

"we aerate the soil around th trees and we also inject our proprietary liquid injection around the trees to keep them healthy and make sure that the trees are functioning and taking up as much water and nutrients as they can through during these stressful times."

These taxing times don't just affect the trees though.

Home builders who have to follow specific parameters are tested as well.

"it's my first time to b exposed to this.

It's a little different situation.

The placement of the house is real tricky working around these 200-year-old live oaks."

"i'm definitely going to have t take a lot of tlc and extra precaution to make sure that i don't do anything to damage those trees."

But the detailed guidelines don't stop their vision from making a house... a beautiful home.

"i think that's the most excitin part, the final product.

That's what makes my life worth while.

I really enjoyed that part of it you know building the home, having the setting, it's going to be one of a kind."

Copley says his preservation services continue 3-5 years post construction.

This allows him and his team further their inspections as well as maintain essential nutrients within the tree roots.

Every former band student - whether concert or marching has that one band director that they rember well.

In wisconsin the director of the university of wisconsin marching band is a musical icon at a recent celebration mike leckrone talked about his long career.

Inside kimberly high school - the longest serving marching band director in the history of the big ten - pays a visit with the kimberly high school pep band.

Nats: do you enjoy doing that do you enjoy playing yes and don't ever lose that mike leckrone is in the area - to be recognized tuesday night with the 2019 red smith award - given each year to a person whose made a significant contribution to sports in the state - and leckrone's achievements are many.

Leckrone: 10:20: for them to feel i've made a contribution to society here and the culture here that's more gratifying that i can even express.

But after 50 years as the leader of the uw- marching band - and helping young students be all they can be - he is getting ready to retire.

By visiting with old friends - lke here at kimberly high school.

Nats: 16:21: i've been an associate of his for a long time he's much older than i am.

And accepting various awards - and the reality- life is about to change.

Leckrone: 6:23: i feel like i'm in a strange sort of surreal world at this point - because everything is happening.

But still things are going on as they always have been until i finish the school year.

Though 82 years old - leckrone's energy is never ending.

Mentoring these high schoolers on how to succeed.

Leckrone: 16:54: let me hear you play.

Just as he has with thousands of uw students over his 50 year career in madison.

Leckrone: 9:41: not just again to play music well, but to enjoy it, appreciate it ,and to have a good time doing it.

Leckrone: 4:35: i'm going to miss the students primarily.

It's going to be a great loss for me.

A career filled with what leckrone calls moments of happiness - cherished memories - for the music man of u-w.

Leckrone: 14:02: you got to live on the moments of happiness, because that is what is going to carry you through - no matter what troubles or adversity you'll have next.

Ks-local 5 news.

Thatnd m that and more on the next midmorning.


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