— CHARLOTTE — FIRST TONIGHT – THEY WERE A FIXTURE ON MADISON’S MAIN ROADS… BUT THE NUMBER OF PANHANDLERS IN OUR AREA HAS DRASTICALLY DECREASED FOLLOWING A CITY ORDINANCE. VO/ANIM — CHARLOTTE — KEELY ARTHUR JOINS US LIVE FOR AN UPDATE FOUR MONTHS INTO THE NEW RULES. DOUBLE BOX — KEELY — LIVE SHOT CHARLOTTE, I’M AT THE INTERSECTION OF ODANA AND GAMMON ON THE CITY’S WEST SIDE… A PLACE ONCE VERY POPULAR FOR DOZENS OF PANHANDLERS. POLICE ARE CALLING THE BAN A SUCCESS FOR THE CITY. HOWEVER, SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES ARE STILL WORKING ON THEIR OWN SOLUTIONS. PKG P- NAT- CAR… 1 VO TRACK IT WAS A WAY OF LIFE FOR MANY EARLIER THIS YEAR AND LAST… 1 SOT “this is what we do to get into motels, to get showered to keep our phone active so we can look for work.” 2 VO TRACK BUT AN ORDIANCE PASSED …NEARLY FOUR MONTHS AGO… MAKING IT ILLEGAL TO STAND IN THE MEDIAN OR APPROACH CARS…TOOK NEARLY ALL OF THE PANHANDLERS… 2 SOT “dozens” 3 VO TRACK OFF ABOUT 100 DESIGNATED STREETS IN MADISON… NAT- CAR… 4 VO TRACK IN THAT TIME… INSTEAD OF ISSUING *DOZENS* OF TICKETS… THEY ISSUED 14 SINCE APRIL… MADISON POLICE HAVE TAKEN ANOTHER APPROACH… EDUCATION. 3 SOT 4:25 some were receptive, some were not receptive, some were upset said there were no other options and we tried to explain to them that there were other options in the community for housing and job training, that kind of thing 4:36 5 VO TRACK POLICE SAY MANY HAVE TAKEN THEM UP ON THEIR SUGGESTIONS.. OTHERS HOWEVER HAVE TAKEN THEIR BUSINESS TO NEARBY CITIES AND TOWNS. 4 SOT “we have basically gotten a handle on our issue so much so that now those
individuals are moving to cummunities who havent quite figured it out or reconciled what their community response will be.” 6 VO TRACK THEY ARE WORKING ON IT THOUGH… FITCHBURG PASSED THEIR OWN ORDIANCE LAST MONTH… WARNING NEARBY OREGON AND VERONA THAT THEY WERE DOING SO. SUN PRAIRIE POLICE TELL US SIMILAIR LEGISLATION IS IN THE WORKS IN THEIR CITY… NAT- CAR…. 7 VO TRACK A MOVE THAT…FOR THE MOST PART HAS WORKED…HERE IN MADISON. 5 SOT “a lot of people have told me that they are happy to see the panhandlers aren’t blocking up the traffic as they use to.” LIVE SHOT — KEELY — AND IF YOU DO SEE A PANHANDLER…A FEW IN MADISON STILL POP UP… DON’T GIVE THEM YOUR MONEY UNLESS YOU WANT TO LOSE EVEN MORE OF YOURS. DRIVERS COULD BE TICKET 175 BUCKS FOR GIVING MONEY. TAKE DOUBLE BOX — CHARLOTTE — OUR KEELY ARTHUR LIVE WITH THAT UPDATE TONIGHT – THANK YOU.
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Marine wildlife experts in Australia issued
a stern warning to beach goers after photos of a teen posing with a dead shark came to
light. The girl, who has not been identified, was among several people who came to check
out a copper shark that washed up on Marcoola Beach, north of Brisbane on Wednesday morning.
She is shown straddling the dead, 10-foot shark in two photos published by the Sunshine
Coast Daily. The photos proliferated on social media: Girl straddles dead shark washed up
on beach. Your reaction? http://bit.ly/1i4daly. The newspaper reports: Marcoola resident Chris
Atkinson took his three sons down to see the shark up close. “Two of them weren’t game
enough to get close. It still looked alive,” he said. “I think everyone was surprised to
see a shark that big wash up here.” Although plenty of people were fascinated by the shark,
wildlife experts are warning people to keep their distance, even if the shark looks dead.
“The seasonal migration for the species of shark is in March and April, and they migrate
from New South Wales so it is possible that it was migrating and possibly got washed onto
the beach in high tide,” Underwater World Sea Life Mooloolaba fishes curator Kate Willson
said. If the animal has just washed up on shore, Willson explained, there is a chance
that it could still be alive.