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23ABC Morning News at 5 p.m. | Top Stories for January 28, 2020

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23ABC Morning News at 5 p.m. | Top Stories for January 28, 2020
23ABC Morning News at 5 p.m. | Top Stories for January 28, 2020
23ABC Morning News at 5 p.m. | Top Stories for January 28, 2020

JOINING US TONIGHT FOR23ABC NEWS AT FIVE -- I'MJESSICA HARRINGTON.

TONIGHT'STOP STORIES..THE N-T-S-B RELEASING NEW VIDEOOF THE HELICOPTERCRASH SCENE -- WHERE 9 PEOPLEDIED... INCLUDING KOBE BRYANT.WHAT OFFICIALS ARE SAYING ABOUTTHE INVESTIGATIONTHIS EVENING.23ABC NEWS AT FIVE STARTS RIGHTNOW...THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATIONSAFETY BOARD RELEASINGDRONE VIDEO TODAY OF THETHE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATIONSAFETY BOARD RELEASINGDRONE VIDEO TODAY OF THESOUTHERN CALIFORNIAHELICOPTER CRASH THAT KILLEDNINE PEOPLE --INCLUDING KOBE BRYANT AND HISDAUGHTER GIANNA.THE WORLD CONTINUES TO MOURN THEN-B-A LEGEND'SDEATH....MEANTIME -- N-T-S-B DESCRIBINGTHE SCENE AS A "DEVASTATINGACCIDENT" WITH DEBRIS SPREADOVER 500 FEET.ABC'S ROMINA PUGA IS AT THESTAPLES CENTER IN DOWNTOWNLOS ANGELES WITH MORE.IN CALABASAS -- THE NTSBPROVIDING VIDEO OF ITS USE OFDRONES TO DOCUMENT THEHELICOPTER CRASH THAT KILLEDKOBE BRYANT, HIS 13- YEAR-OLDDAUGHTER,GIANNA, AND 7 OTHERS.

THE DEBRISFIELD STRETCHINGHUNDREDS OF FEET?THE HELICOPTER TOOK OFF FROM ANAIRPORT IN ORANGE COUNTYSHORTLY AFTER 9AM - HEADED TOTHOUSAND OAKS FOR A GIRLS'BASKETBALL GAME.THESE VIDEOS SHOW KOBE BRYANT'SHELICOPTER CIRCLING OVERGLENDALE ON SUNDAY MORNING.

THEFOG WAS THICK -- BAD ENOUGH THATPOLICE DEPARTMENTS DID NOT FLYTHEIR OWN HELICOPTERS.

AROUND9-44 EYEWITNESSES REPORTEDHEARING A HELICOPTER FLYING VERYLOW.AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERSINFORMING THE PILOT THEY COULDNOT DETECT HIM ON RADAR."YOU'RE STILL TOO LOW LEVEL FORFLIGHT FOLLOWING AT THIS TIME."ACCORDING TO INVESTIGATORS -- ANI-PAD FOUND IN THE WRECKAGEMAY HAVE BEEN USED TO TRACKWEATHER UPDATES AND FLIGHTPLANNING.

THE NTSB INVESTIGATIONIS INCLUDING A METEROLOGIST TOEXAMINE WEATHER CONDITIONS ANDWHETHER THE PILOT SHOULD HAVEPROCEEDED IN THE FOG.THAT PILOT -- IDENTIFIED AS ARA(AIR-A) ZOBAYAN (ZOE-BYE-YEN) -WHO HAD BEEN FLYING FOR 20YEARS, ACCORDING TOTHE COMPANY THAT TRAINED HIM.ALSO ON BOARD - GIANNA'STEAMMATE ALYSSA AND HER PARENTSKERI AND JOHN ALTOBELLI, HEADCOACH OF THE ORANGE COASTCOLLEGE BASEBALL TEAM."HE'S GOING TO LEAVE A LEGENDWITH THATBASEBALL FIELD."SARAH CHESTER AND HER DAUGHTERPAYTON ALSO DIEDON SUNDAY?

AND ASSISTANTBASKETBALL COACH CHRISTINAMAUSER (MOUZE-ER), HER HUSBANDMATTHEW SAYING HIS WIFE WASHANDPICKED BY BRYANT TO COACHTHE GIRLS' TEAM."HE PICKED MY WIFE, BECAUSE SHEWASEXCEPTIONAL AT WHAT SHE DID GOTTO RAISE THESE KIDS ON MY OWNNOW.

THREE BABIES."BRYANT USED HELICOPTERSFREQUENTLY TO BYPASS LOS ANGELESTRAFFIC.

HE SAID IT WAS HISPREFERED METHOD OF TRANSPORATIONSO HE COULD STILL TRAIN, BUT NOTCOMPROMISEFAMILY TIME.

AGAIN, THE NTSBWILL HOLD ANOTHERBRIEFING LATER TODAY.ROMINA PUGA, ABC NEWS.WHILE OFFICIALS CONTINUE TOPIECE TOGETHER WHAT LED UP TOTHE HELICOPTER CRASH KILLING NBALEGEND KOBE BRYANT ANDWHILE OFFICIALS CONTINUE TOPIECE TOGETHER WHAT LED UP TOTHE HELICOPTER CRASH KILLING NBALEGEND KOBE BRYANT ANDEIGHT OTHERS - THE BAKERSFIELDCOMMUNITY CONTINUES TOMOURN.23ABC'S BAYAN WANG HAS BEENFOLLOWING HOW KOBE'S BIGGESTFANS HAVE BEEN COMMEMORATING HIMHERE IN TOWN.HE JOINS US IN STUDIO WITHMORE..

BAYAN.JESSICA - FROM VIGILS ON THESTREET...TO MOMENTS OFSILENCE -- HUNDREDS HERE IN TOWNHAVE BEEN SHOWINGTHEIR SUPPORT OF KOBE BRYANT ANDHIS FAMILY AND REALLY ALLTHE OTHER FAMILIES INVOLVED INTHE DEADLY CRASH.TODAY - I MET ONE INDIVIDUAL WHOMADE HIS COMMEMORATIONOF KOBE - PERMANENT."I KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LOSESOMEBODY YOU KNOW, IT DOESN'T GOAWAY."FIRST HIS YOUNGER SISTER IN 2016- NOW HIS LIFE LONG HERO -LOSING SOMEONE IS NOTHING NEW TOSEAN MCCONN.

BUTSAYING GOODBYE TAKES GETTINGUSED TOO."HE SEEMED LARGER THAN LIFE - ANDITHINK THAT'S WHY A LOT OF PEOPLEARE SAD HURT, SURPRISED YOUKNOW."STILL SPEAKING OF HIM IN PRESENTTENSE AT TIMES ("HE'S WINNING CHAMPIONSHIPS ANDOSCARS")- SEAN MCCONN IS STILL COMINGTO TERMS WITH THE HELICOPTERCRASH THAT KILLED NBA LEGENDKOBE BRYANT, HISDAUGHTHER GIANNA, AND SEVENOTHERS."THAT PAIN THAT LOSS WILL NEVERGOESAWAY."AND NEITHER WILL THE MEMORY OFHIS IDOL KOBE BRYANT - MCONNUSING THE LAST BIT OF CLEAR SKINON HIS ARMS - TO HONOR ONE OFLAKERS GREATEST.THIS IS A BLACK MAMBA - AND IT'SSHAPED LIKE THE NUMBER 8, CAUSEHE WAS NUMBER 8 FOR HALF OF HISCAREERAND THE 24 INSIDE - HE WAS 24FOR THE OTHER HALF.AND NOW THERE'S A PIECE OF THEMTHAT'SGOING TO LAST FOREVER.RYAN SMITH, THE OWNER OF SOCIETY9 TATTOO, WANTED TO PERSONALLYDO THIS TATTOO HIMSELF - INHONOR OF KOBE -HE DID THIS ONE FOR FREE."YOU CAN SAY HE LIVED AN AMAZINGLIFE AND HE DID CHANGE A LOT OFPEOPLE'S LIVES AND HEACCOMPLISHEDMORE THAN HIS DREAMS I'M SUREAND SET HIS FAMILY UP FOR LIFE."KOBE'S DEDICATION ON THEHARDWOOD TRANSCENDINGBEYOND JUST BASKETBALL."OBVIOUSLY HE WAS A GREATBASKETBALLPLAYER, BUT I FEEL LIKE HE WASMUCH MORE THAN THAT, HE'S AMENTALITY.

THAT'SWHY HE HAD THE BLACK MAMBAMENTALITY, THAT'S WHY HE SHOWEDALLOF US TO NEVER GIVE UP."AND THERE'S ONE THING THAT ISCLEAR FOR MCCONN -BORN A LAKER FAN, GONNA DIE ALAKERFAN.ON FRIDAY THERE IS A PLANNEDVIGIL AT THE DIGNITY SPORTSCOMPLEX HERE IN TOWN AT 7 P.M.FOR NOW -- LIVE IN STUDIO --BAYAN WANG 23 ABC CONNECTINGYOU.JUST TWO DAYS AFTER LOSING ITSBELOVED COACH IN THEHELICOPTER CRASH -- ORANGE COASTCOLLEGE'S BASEBALL TEAMPLAYED ITS SEASON OPENERTODAY... AND HELD AN ON-FIELDCEREMONY FOR HIM."ALTO TOUCHED EACH AND EVERYONESOMEWAY SOMEHOW OR THIS FAMILYTOUCHED YOU SOME WAY SOMEHOW.IT'S HARDFOR THIS FAMILY TO NOT TOUCHPEOPLE."COACH JOHN ALTOBELLI... HIS WIFEKERI AND HIS YOUNGESTDAUGHTER ALYSSA WERE AMONG THENINE PEOPLE KILLEDSUNDAY MORNING.ACCORDING TO THE ORANGE COUNTYREGISTER -- ALTOBELLI'SPLAYERS VOTED MONDAY TO PLAYTHEIR HOME SEASON OPENERAGAINST SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITYCOLLEGE.ALTOBELLI -- WHO LED HIS PIRATESTO THEIR FOURTH CALIFORNIACOMMUNITY COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIPLAST YEAR -- WASHONORED IN A CEREMONY 15 MINUTESBEFORE TODAY'S FIRSTPITCH.HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS 16-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER LEXI AND HIS 29-YEAR-OLD SON J-J -- WHO IS ASCOUT WITH THE BOSTON RED SOX.WE'LL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THEVERY LATEST ON THE HELICOPTERCRASH AND UPDATES ON BRYANT...HIS DAUGHTER ANDTHE DEATHS OF THE OTHER VICTIMS.YOU CAN SEE UPDATES ON OURNEWSCASTS AND BY GOING TO OURWEBSITE -- TURN TO 23 DOT COM.WE'LL HAVE MORE ON 23ABC NEWS ATSIX.AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAYAFTER A U-S MILITARYAIRCRAFT CRASHED IN THEAFGHANISTAN'S GHAZNI PROVINCE.U-S OFFICIAL SAYS REMAINS OF 2AMERICAN SERVICEMEMBERS HAVE BEEN RECOVERED FROMTHE SITE OF THE CRASH.IMAGES FROM THE CRASH SITE SHOWSMOKE RISING FROM THECHARRED AIRPLANE THAT CAME TOREST IN THE SNOW.U-S SOURCES SAY THE AIRPLANE WASA PLANE USED AS ACOMMUNICATIONS LINK BETWEENTROOPS IN THE FIELD TOHEADQUARTERS.WHILE THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH ISBEING INVESTIGATED --THE U-S MILITARY SAYS THERE ISNO INDICATION THAT THE PLANE WASDOWNED BY ENEMY FIRE.U-S OFFICIALS DISPUTE TALIBANCLAIMS THAT AN ADDITIONALAIRCRAFT HAD CRASHED -- BUT ARENOT PROVIDING ANYADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THECRASH.IT'S BEEN 34 YEARS SINCE THESPACE SHUTTLE CHALLENGEREXPLODED AFTER TAKEOFF FROMKENNEDY SPACE CENTER INFLORIDA.TODAY MARKS THE SOMBERANNIVERSARY OF THAT DAY ---JANUARY 28-TH, 19-86 WHENCHALLENGER LIFTED OFF ANDEXPLODED 73 SECONDS INTO FLIGHT.ALL SEVEN CREW MEMBERS WEREKILLED -- INCLUDINGCHRISTAMCAULIFFE... WHO WOULD HAVE BEENTHE FIRST TEACHER INSPACE.THE EXPLOSION WAS A RESULT OF AROCKET BOOSTER FAILUREWHICH IGNITED THE FUEL TANK.THE U-S GEOLOGICAL SURVEY SAYS APOWERFULMAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE HAS STRUCKSOUTH OF CUBA ANDNORTHWEST OF JAMAICA --PROMPTING EVACUATIONS INMIAMI.IT WAS CENTERED NORTHWEST OFMONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA.THE U-S-G-S HIT AROUND 12-10THIS AFTERNOON.THERE WERE NO IMMEDIATE REPORTSOF DAMAGE ORINJURIES.ACCORDING TO OFFICIALS -- THETREMOR WAS FELT ALL THE WAY TOMIAMI -- WHERE SUPER BOWL 54 ISSET TO TAKE PLACE THISWEEKEND.THE SEISMIC ACTIVITY WAS FELT INBUILDINGS PROMPTINGEVACUATIONS THIS AFTERNOON.DOCTOR LUCY JONES FROM CALTECH'SSEISMOLOGICALLABORATORY POSTING ON TWITTERTHAT TSUNAMI RISK FROM THE QUAKEIS VERY LOW.WE'LL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THELATEST ON THE EARTHQUAKE ANDITS POSSIBLE IMPACT ON THE SUPERBOWL.THE VALLEY WOKE UP TO FOG YETAGAIN THIS MORNING AND THISTREND WILL CONTINUE ON WEDNESDAYMORNING ASWELL.

THE MOUNTAINS ALSO HAVE ACHANCE FOR REDUCEDVISIBILITY DUE TO LOW HANGINGCLOUDS.A WEAK SYSTEM WILL BE MOVINGTHROUGH THE REGIONOVERNIGHT.

WINDS WILL BEINCREASING WITH THE STORM,MAINLY IN THE MOUNTAINS ANDDESERT.

THERE IS A CHANCE FORLIGHT RAIN SHOWERS MAINLY IN THEFOOTHILLS WEDNESDAYMORNING.

THERE WILL ALSO BECOOLER TEMPERATURESTHAN WHAT WE WERE FEELING TOSTART THE WEEK.BY THURSDAY, THE REGION WILL BEDRY AND WARMING WITHSTABLE CONDITIONS.

BY FRIDAY,BAKERSFIELD WILLBE IN THE UPPER-60S AND THISWEEKEND LOOKING TOREACH THE 70S!

THE LAST TIMEBAKERSFIELD HAD A HIGH OF 70 ORHIGHER WAS ON DECEMBER 22ND WITHA HIGH OF 74.THOSE WARM TEMPERSTURES DON'TLAST LONG.

THERE IS ASYSTEM SWEEPING THROUGH THEREGION LATESUNDAY INTO MONDAY WHICH WILL BEA WIND EVENT WITH THECHANCE FOR VERY LIGHTPRECI[TATION.

THIS WILL ALSOUSHER IN COOLER AIR, BAKERSFIELDWILL BE DROPPING TO THEUPPER-50SON MONDAY.JURY DELIBERATIONS IN THE LESLIECHANCE RE TRIALHAVE RE-STARTED -- AFTER ONEJUROR ASKED TO BE DISMISSED.A JUROR TOLD THE COURT YESTERDAYTHE LESLIE CHANCE RE TRIAL HAVERE-STARTED -- AFTER ONE JURORASKED TO BE DISMISSED.A JUROR TOLD THE COURT YESTERDAY-- THAT IT WOULD BETHEIR LAST DAY ON JURY DUE TOFINANCIAL HARDSHIP.AN ALTERNATE JUROR HAS TAKENTHEIR PLACE.THE JURY HAS NOW RESUMEDDELIBERATIONS -- AND REQUESTED140 PAGES WORTH OF READBACK.AS YOU KNOW -- LESLIE CHANCE ISACCUSED OF KILLING HERHUSBAND TODD BACK IN 20-13.WE'LL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW ANYDEVELOPMENTS IN THIS CASE ANDBRING THEM TO YOU FIRST ONLINEAND ON TWITTER.BAKERSFIELD POLICE SAY THEYARRESTED A MAN WHO IS ACCUSEDOF ATTEMPTED MURDER AT A LIQUORSTORE IN SOUTHBAKERSFIELD.THE B-P-D SAYS FOLLOWING ANINVESTIGATION OFFICERS ARRESTED21-YEAR-OLDALEXANDER HORTON AROUND 2YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.ACCORDING TO THE B-P-D --OFFICERS RESPONDED TOTOMMY'S LIQUOR ON SOUTH CHESTERAVENUE YESTERDAYAROUND 9-30 A-M -- REGARDING ASHOOTING THAT JUST OCCURRED.THE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THATPRIOR TO THESHOOTING -- TWO MEN WEREINVOLVED IN AN ARGUMENT IN THEPARKING LOT.B-P-D SAYS HORTON ENTERED HISVEHICLE AND SHOT AT THEVICTIM AS HE DROVE OUT OF THEPARKING LOT.HORTON MISSED AND THE VICTIM WASNOT WOUNDED.HORTON IS FACING CHARGES OFATTEMPTED MURDER....ASSAULT WITH A FIREARM...POSSESSION OF ANUNREGISTERED FIREARM AND DRIVINGWITHOUT A LICENSE.THE BAKERSFIELD 3 CHARITY HASANNOUNCED IT IS HOSTING ITSFIRSTVICTIM RESOURCE AND SUPPORTNETWORK EVENT LATER THIS WEEK.THE CHARITY SAYS THIS WILL BETHE FIRST OF MONTHLY EVENTSTO BRING TOGETHER VICTIMS OFVIOLENT CRIMES...MISSING PERSONS AND THEIRFAMILIES.THE FIRST EVENT IS SET FORTHURSDAY FROM 5 UNTIL 6-30 P-MATBEALE MEMORIAL LIBRARY ONTRUXTUN AVENUE.BACK IN MARCH, 20-18 -- MICAHHOLSONBAKE WAS REPORTEDMISSING.A WEEK LATER -- JAMES KULSTADWAS FOUND SHOT AND KILLED.THE FOLLOWING MONTH -- BAYLEEDESPOT WAS REPORTEDMISSING.THEN MONTHS LATER -- AUTHORITIESREPORTED THATHOLSONBAKE'S INVESTIGATION WASNOW A HOMICIDEINVESTIGATION.THE MOTHERS OF THE THREE VICTIMSKNOWN AS THE BAKERSFIELD 3 WOULDSTART WORKING TOGETHER TOFIND ANSWERS FOR EACH CASE.UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD ISTEAMING UP WITH THE CITY OFBAKERSFIELD TO PERFORM MULTIPLECLEANUPEFFORTS AT VARIOUS RAILROADSITES.OFFICIALS SAY THAT UNION PACIFICTOLD THE CITY THE EFFORTSWILL START BETWEEN THE CHESTERAVENUE OVERPASS WHEREH STREET DEAD-ENDS -- AND ENDINGAT EDISON HIGHWAY.IT STARTED THIS MORNING.THE COUNTY HAS AGREED TO WAIVEGATE FEES AT THE LANDFILL FORUNION PACIFIC TO DROP OFFCOLLECTED DEBRIS AS PARTOF THE CLEAN-UP EFFORTS.OTHER SITES ARE PLANNED FORCLEAN-UP IN THE FUTURE -- ONCETHIS FIRST SITE IS COMPLETED.NOW TO OUR SIGNATURE ISSUE --KERN'S HOMELESSCRISIS...THE MISSION AT KERN COUNTY NEEDSYOUR HELP PROVIDINGCLOTHING TO THE MEN'S HOMELESSSHELTER... THE MEN'S PROGRAMAND THE EMERGENCY DAY SHELTER.THE MISSION SAYS THEY NEEDCLOTHING FOR ALL SIZES.ACCORDING TO THE MISSION -- ITSEES MORE THAN 200 MEN A DAYWHO NEED HELP.THEY ARE ASKING YOU TO HELPRESTORE THEIR LIVES ONE STEPAT A TIME BY DONATING A T- SHIRTOR A PAIR OF PANTS.THE MISSION IS LOCATED ON EAST21-ST STREET -- AND THEDONATION CENTER IS OPEN FROM 8A-M UNTIL 4-30 P-M.COMING UP ON 23ABC NEWS AT FIVE

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