The following CNN news video contains an interview/press conference with Cassidy Campbell. Cassidy is a student at Marina High School, which is in Orange County, California. She has become the first transgender homecoming queen at Marina High. This video is originally from KTLA. It was added to the CNN website on September 21, 2013.
Campbell talked about waiting for the balloons to be released in front of the homecoming queen contestants. The winner’s balloons are gold and blue. When she saw that hers were gold and blue, she fell to the ground and started crying.
Cassidy also said that when she first entered the race for homecoming queen, she was just doing it for herself. But by the end of it, she realized she was doing it for a lot of people.
Principal Paul Morrow was also at the press conference. He believes Marina High School is a place for equity, acceptance, tolerance, and respect.
Cassidy gave some advice to other. She said to be true to yourself and don’t keep your feelings bottled up inside.
CNN Video – Orange County, California – Cassidy Campbell Becomes First Transgender Homecoming Queen At Marina High School
The following CNN crime news video is about a quadruple murder in Cumberland County, Tennessee. It happened when the 4 victims were in a car on a rural road, on Renegade Mountain. A boyfriend and girlfriend are charged in the killings. The suspects are Jacob Bennett, who is 26, and girlfriend Brittany Moser, who is 25. Bennett is the alleged trigger man. But Moser is also accused of murder under the felony-murder rule since the couple allegedly conspired to rob two of the murder victims of some marijuana. This video was added to the CNN website on September 21, 2013. It aired on HLN’s Morning Express.
The victims, who include 3 teenagers, are listed below:
1. Rikki Jacobsen was 22 years old.
2. Domonic Davis was 17 years old.
3. Steve Presley was also 17.
4. John Lajeunesse was 16.
As mentioned above, the alleged motive was a robbery to take marijuana from Jacobsen and Davis. Bennett knew at least one of the people in the car.
A shocking thing occurred in court when Bennett appeared in front of a judge to be arraigned. He told the judge he did not want a lawyer. And he also told the judge he is guilty.
On the flip side, WBIR says that Moser denies robbing or killing anyone. Investigators say she was there. It is not really clear at all yet whether she actually participated or just happened to be there.
CNN Crime Video – Cumberland County, Tennessee – Jacob Bennett and Brittany Moser Indicted And Arraigned For Quadruple Murder: Rikki Jacobsen, Domonic Davis, Steve Presley, And John Lajeunesse
WBIR Video On This Quadruple Murder In Cumberland County, TN
The following CNN weather news video is about Mark Changaris. He was one of the recent flood victims in Boulder County, Colorado. This video was added to the CNN website on September 20, 2013.
Changaris did something a little odd. While his home was being flooded, he sat down at the piano and played the Tears For Fears song, “Mad World.”
In an interview, Mark said “Mad World” is a beautiful song. He said it is sad and uplifting and melancholic at the same time. And that is sort of how he was feeling at the time he sat down and played the tune at his piano. You can see water and mud on the floor of his house and substantial flood damage by playing the clip below.
Changaris said responses he has gotten range from sadness for the losses caused by the Boulder flood to joy at seeing his ability to find something beautiful while enduring this mess.
Changaris has never been classically trained in piano. He just likes playing and has done it for 10 or 15 years.
He is fortunate compared to many flood victims. His home appears to be relatively intact, while others lost everything.
CNN Weather Video About Mark Changaris Playing Tears For Fears’s “Mad World” In His Flooded House
The following CNN news video is a Jeanne Moos report about an animal viral video that was uploaded to YouTube. This clip is exploding in stats. After being uploaded to the Andrew Holzberger channel on September 7, 2013, it has more than 5 million views. That is just in the first 3 days or so. When this clip was added to CNN on September 19, it had 1.5 million views. The clip aired on The Situation Room.
Bandit is the name of the dog. This pooch has separation anxiety. According to the YouTube video, the dog’s owner was told to put Bandit in the kitchen to try to reduce his stress from the separation anxiety. But as the video shows, the dog just got worked into a frenzy trying to escape from the kitchen. After this didn’t work, the owner made sure Bandit was free to roam the entire house.
Here is the CNN video of Bandit the dog trying to get out of the kitchen.
And here is the full YouTube video of this separation-anxiety-ridden pooch.
The following CNN music news video contains a performance from Billy Ray and Brandi Cyrus, Miley’s older sister. Christine Wu played the violin for this performance. Billy Ray was singing and playing the guitar. Brandi was playing the guitar, as well. The song is “Hope Is Just Ahead.” This clip was added to the CNN website on September 19, 2013. It is from Piers Morgan’s TV show.
This song is about recent tragedies, such as Newtown and the floods. But the message is things are bound to improve in the near future. The song is from Billy Ray’s “Change My Mind” album. It was written by Cyrus, John Frederick Lenz, and Don Von Tress.
CNN Piers Morgan – Music Performance Of “Hope Is Just Ahead,” With Billy Ray And Brandi Cyrus And Christine Wu
The following CNN crime news video is related to the Washington Navy Yard (D.C.) shooting, where 12 victims were killed in a shooting spree. Suspect Aaron Alexis was shot and killed by police. This video was added to the CNN website on September 17, 2013. It is from the Erin Burnett Out Front TV show.
In this clip, Erin interviewed Selma Nunes. She is the friend of Martin Bodrog, one of the 12 victims shot and killed in this Washington Navy Yard incident.
Martin Bodrog was 54. He was married, had 3 daughters, and taught Sunday School. Martin graduated from the Naval Academy in 1981.
Martin and Selma Nunes were both participants in the Eastern Fairfax Young Life Community. That’s how she knew him.
Selma said that Martin’s wife and daughters are in good spirits because they have a lot of people helping them. They have a strong church community, neighbors are helping them, and some people have even flown in to support them.
Nunes then talked about meeting Martin and his wife. They heard her give a speech about this Young Life program and how it changed her life. That motivated Bodrog and his wife to join the organization. She also said that Martin was excellent at everything he did. He acted with purpose and intention.
Selma was in shock to learn that Martin had been killed. She is still hoping it is not true. At the same time, she knows he is in a better place. And she is happy that his life was so fulfilled. He was a great man and cared about others.
CNN Crime Video – Interview With Selma Nunes, Friend Of Martin Bodrog, One Of The Washington, D.C. Navy Yard Shooting Victims
The following CNN crime news video is related to the Washington Navy Yard (D.C.) shooting, where 12 victims were killed in a shooting spree. Suspect Aaron Alexis was shot and killed by police. This video was added to the CNN website on September 17, 2013. It is from Anderson Cooper’s TV show.
Anderson interviewed Douglass and Jessica Gaarde for this piece. They are the family members (husband and daughter) of Kathy Gaarde, one of the 12 victims shot and killed in this Washington Navy Yard incident.
Jessica Gaarde described her emotions as like a tsunami. There is a rush of emotion. It then recedes for a while, but something triggers the emotions and brings them back.
Douglass said he last heard from wife Kathy about 10 to 8 that morning. He eventually heard about the shooting that day but didn’t think that Kathy would be one of the victims because there are about 3000 people working at this Navy Yard facility.
But as the day wore on, he wasn’t hearing from her. Douglass went looking for her and couldn’t find her. He finally got a call from one of Kathy’s co-workers. That’s when he learned that she had been shot.
Douglass doesn’t know how you get through this because he hasn’t done it yet. Daughter Jessica was sitting there. He reminded her that her life goes on beyond this. But he doesn’t know where his life goes down because Kathy was his partner.
Douglass had been with Kathy for 43 years, since the time he was 20 years old.
CNN Crime Video – Interview With Douglass And Jessica Gaarde, Family Members Of Kathy Gaarde, One Of 12 Shooting Victims At The Washington, D.C. Navy Yard
The following CNN weather news video is about the recent severe flooding in the Boulder County, Colorado area. It contains an interview with flood victim Darian Shaw. Reporter Kyung Lah conducted the interview. This video was added to the CNN website on September 17, 2013.
Darian Shaw talked about evacuating from the floods. The sheriff handed down a mandatory evacuation. To evacuate from her house, the rescuers had Shaw and her dogs zip-line to safety.
A rescue basket was used to move flood victims to safety. And someone had a dog carrier that fit onto the rescue basket. You can see some photos of this zip-line rescue effort by playing the video below.
Shaw claims she would have stayed behind if the rescuer said she couldn’t take her dog.
CNN Weather Video About Darian Shaw And Dogs Being Rescued By Zipline From Rushing Floodwaters In Boulder County, Colorado
The following CNN crime news video contains an interview with a Secretary Of The Navy, Ray Mabus. He is being asked by Wolf Blitzer about the Washington Navy Yard shooting and suspect Aaron Alexis. Alexis is the alleged shooter, and he was shot and killed by police after a shooting spree at the Navy Yard. At the time of this video, 12 victims have been confirmed killed. This video was added to the CNN website on September 16, 2013, which is the day the shooting took place.
This is a 10-minute interview, so I am only giving highlights. You can see the whole interview by playing the clip below.
Mabus confirmed that suspect Alexis is from Fort Worth, Texas. There is some confusion about how Alexis is associated with the Navy, and Mabus did not clearly explain it. Alexis was described as being a petty officer in the Navy’s Ready Reserve. But at the same time, he is apparently a contractor in aviation information technology systems.
Mabus says the number of victims killed is still not certain. Wolf says the latest he heard is that 12 victims were killed, and the shooter being killed by police makes it 13 in all. The Navy is counting heads to try to confirm.
There has been talk of a 2nd suspect. But as far as Mabus knows, it seems at this point in time that Alexis was the only shooter. But the investigation is ongoing. So this is not certain.
CNN Video With Interview Of Secretary Of The Navy, Ray Mabus, About Suspect Aaron Alexis And The Washington Navy Yard Shooting
The following CNN crime news video contains an interview with a witness, Patricia Ward, to the Washington Navy Yard shooting. Aaron Alexis is the alleged shooter. Alexis was shot and killed by police after a shooting spree at the Navy Yard. At the time of this video, 13 victims have been confirmed killed. This video was added to the CNN website on September 16, 2013. That’s the same day as the shooting.
In the press conference, Ward said she went to an ATM machine at about 8:20 in the morning. She then was going to a cafeteria to eat breakfast. She went there and paid for her breakfast and then heard 3 gunshots in rapid succession. After a few seconds, she heard 4 more gunshots.
After those gunshots, she said she and everyone else in the cafeteria were in a panic. But they didn’t know which way to run. Ward and some others ran out of a side exit, while some others stayed. She saw a security guard with gun drawn, who told them to seek shelter. There were then a bunch of police and/or MP’s responding to the shooting.
Patricia Ward said she doesn’t know if she wants to go back again to this building. She isn’t sure if it’s safe.
CNN Video With Interview Of Patricia Ward, Witness To Washington Navy Yard Shooting