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Warmer Air, Officer Recounts Rescue of Kidnapped Women, Angelina Jolie Mastectomy

 

The wind out of the south has brought us some warmer air to start out this Tuesday.  Expect a few showers to track into the area this afternoon with the risk of a shower/t-storm to continue before midnight tonight.  The wind out of the south will increase into Wednesday.  Temperatures will head into the low-80s before a few showers and storms arrive Wednesday afternoon.  

TODAY:  Mostly cloudy with isolated afternoon showers.  High: 61  Wind: S at 10-15 mph  

TONIGHT:  Cloudy and breezy with isolated showers/t-storm before midnight.  Low: 60  Wind: S at 10-15 mph

WEDNESDAY:  Mostly cloudy, windy and a lot warmer with a few showers and t-storms in the afternoon.  High: 82

Our Scott Taylor has obtained a copy of Cleveland Police Officer Anthony Espada account of the rescue of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight. 
Officer Espada: She gave radio call, she called our car. I responded - go ahead. 
"Female on line stating Amanda Berry - 10 years." 
Acknowledged and asked, "Is she still on the line?" 
Dispatcher came back, "Still online giving info about capt...or, Ariel Castro." 
We pull up, we see a crowd, like on the porch. We see this girl. She's like raising her hand, holding a child. 
I'm looking at my partner - "Is it her?" 
He said, "I can't tell." 
We were pulling up closer and as soon as we pull up, my partner was driving, so she came up to the driver's side. He looked up at me and he's like, "It is her." Just the emotion from that point that he confirmed it was Amanda was overwhelming. 
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Actress Angelina Jolie announced that she had a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer.
In a New York Times op-ed, the Academy Award winner told the story of how her mother fought breast cancer for nearly 10 years, eventually succumbing to the disease at the age of only 56. Jolie said that she inherited the BRCA1 gene, which made her highly susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer.
"My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman," Jolie wrote. 
The stark reality that she could die of the same disease that took her mother prompted Jolie to have a preventative double mastectomy last year. And after having the procedure, Jolie hoped to encourage other women to get tested for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, and to not be afraid of getting a mastectomy if they need to.


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Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager

 

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