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VIDEO: KCBS-KCAL Crew Attacked While Covering Zimmerman Protests

A KCBS-KCAL reporter and photographer were attacked Monday night while covering the George Zimmerman protests in Los Angeles (video above).

Dave Bryan and a photographer were both tackled before the suspect fled the scene, according to the CBS O&O. KCBS-KCAL did not identify the photographer involved. Both were treated for minor injuries and the attack remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Thirteen people were arrested during the protests. Watch the video after the jump. [h/t The Hollywood Reporter] Read more

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WPTY: Photojournalist Attacked by Memphis City Employee

Memphis ABC affiliate WPTY says a photojournalist was attacked by a Memphis City employee while he was shooting video on public property.

The station reports Nick Sheluga was shooting video of a sculpture at a car inspection station Wednesday when the city employee “grabbed me, put me in a headlock and pulled me down,” pushing the camera out of his hands. The employee said Sheluga needed permission to be there.

Police were called to the scene and have launched an investigation into the incident, according to WPTY. Sheluga gave the police a copy of the recording and described the incident to detectives.

Watch video of the incident after the jump. Read more

VIDEO: Charlotte Police Chase Man Over WSOC’s Front Lawn

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A police chase took place Thursday morning right near WSOC, the ABC affiliate in Charlotte (watch above).

WSOC’s footage of the chase, which at one point went over the station’s front lawn, was shot on a camera perched on top of a tower in the parking lot at WSOC. The station reported on the chase at the top of the noon newscast.

VIDEO: Naked Man Interrupts KARK Interview

A KARK interview with an elderly couple took an indecent turn over the weekend when a naked man walked out of the woods while the cameras were rolling.

A crew from the Little Rock NBC affiliate was interviewing Eva Halpain and John Manassel about their home, which was destroyed when a tree fell on it Saturday evening. The interview was halted when Nathaniel Koba, who police say was intoxicated at the time of the incident, walked out of the nearby woods with no clothes on.

I ought to go out there and start an ass kicking contest,” Mannassel said. Read more

WBOC Uses Facebook to Identify Suspected Thief

WBOC, the CBS affiliate in Salisbury, MD, showed off the power of local media by helping an area produce stand owner nab a suspected thief.

Allen Cole, the stand owner, set up a surveillance camera to watch over his stand.  When the camera captured a suspected thief taking money out of a cash jar he keeps near his produce, he sent the footage to WBOC.

Reporter Ko Im told TVSpy she posted the footage on the station’s Facebook page and, “About 15,000 (people) saw the post and we got hundreds of comments/shares.  We got calls possibly identifying the man behind the theft at a produce stand – and by news time, police say they’ve got a suspect.”

See WBOC’s report after the jump…

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VIDEO: Cars Crash Behind WSOC Live Shot


WSOC‘s Dave Faherty was reporting live from the scene of a possible homicide last night when a car crash happened right behind him (video above).

“Oh my gosh. There was an accident right behind me,” Faherty said as he jumped out of the shot. “I’m sorry about that, for jumping out of the way.” Read more

WFTV Captures Courtroom Brawl On Camera

A fight erupted outside of a Florida courtroom between families connected to a double-murder case and WFTV was there amid the chaos.

The Orlando ABC-affiliate was the only local station to capture the fight, which was eventually broken up by court deputies wielding tasers. A local police detective, who was struck in the head during the fight, told WFTV reporter Kathi Belich that in 17 years on the job, he has never seen an incident like the brawl that took place Monday (video inside). Read more

Car Sinks in Floodwaters on Live TV During WTEV-WAWS Severe Weather Coverage

A car sank in a flooded creek behind WTEV-WAWS during the stations’ severe weather coverage, making for a tense moment of live TV (video above).

It turned out that a teenager, along with a friend, was driving the car and, confused by the rising waters, took a wrong turn into a creek. Both young men escaped to safety, but the car was ruined.

Following the incident, the joint Jacksonville stations orchestrated some more live TV drama when a local car dealership surprised the kid with a new car. Video inside… Read more

Miami Stations Air New Video of Cannibal Attack

All of the local news stations in Miami aired new video today of the gruesome cannibal attack that occurred over the weekend near the Miami Herald building.

The newly released video, taken by a Herald security camera, shows a high-angle long shot of the location where Rudy Eugene, 31, appears to have randomly encountered a 65-year-old homeless man, identified as Ronald Poppo, and proceeded to chew off a significant portion of his face before a police officer arrived.

The new video was the top story on the noon newscasts of WPLG, WSVN, and WFOR, and WTVJ, which has a half-hour 11 a.m. newscast, played a portion of it during its coverage of the incident today. Read more

VIDEO: Guy Jumps Out of Window in Background of WCBS Live Shot

WCBS reporter Derricke Dennis was reporting live Thursday night at the top of the station’s 11 p.m. newscast when a man jumped out of a window behind him.

Dennis was reporting from the New Jersey neighborhood where a young boy had been struck by a falling metal pole and he was unaware at the time that a shirtless man had tumbled to the cement in the background of his shot. Video after the jump… Read more

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