banner banner banner banner banner banner banner banner banner banner banner banner banner
Bob & Tom
Bob & Tom
6:00am - 10:00am
Bob & Tom w/ Rick Devoe
Request A Song
My Profile

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Infinite Menus, Copyright 2006, OpenCube Inc. All Rights Reserved.
National News
Subscribe To This Feed YORK) -- An Alberta Clipper -- and cold front associated with it -- continues to move through the eastern U.S. from the Midwest through the South and eventually into the Northeast late Tuesday into Wednesday.

Up to 18 inches of snow fell in parts of Wisconsin Monday while Chicago got up to 2.3 inches, the most snow so far this season in the Windy City.

Numerous accidents were reported as the snow moved through the Dallas-Fort Worth area overnight. Snow fell in Memphis and Nashville on Tuesday morning, where accidents were likely on the slick roads.

Alerts were in place for practically the entire United States east of the Rockies.

Most of the concern Tuesday morning is in the Deep South and the Gulf Coast where numerous winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories have been issued for ice and snow.

Many cities from Texas to Alabama were closed or delayed schools Tuesday.

The snow and ice moves into the Southeast and panhandle of Florida on Tuesday night and will reach all the way up the coast into the Washington, D.C. and Boston area.

Snow will be flying Wednesday late morning from Florida to Maine. A rare winter weather advisory has even been issued for Panama City, Florida.

The heaviest snow will be found in the Northeast over the next 24 to 36 hours, where some areas could see more than a half a foot of snow.

Behind the storm system, cold air spills all the way to the Gulf Coast as wind chills on Wednesday morning will dip into the single-digits as far south as Amarillo, Texas and Jackson, Mississippi.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

WSOC(YORK COUNTY, S.C.) -- Four South Carolina police officers were hospitalized after being shot while responding to a domestic violence call late-Monday night, authorities said.

The officers were shot while on duty in York County, South Carolina, the York County Sheriff’s Office said at a news conference today. York is about 27 miles southwest of Charlotte, North Carolina.

The office declined to provide details on the officers’ conditions but said two of them were airlifted to a hospital.

The sheriff’s office did not release the officers' names but said three of them are York County deputies and one works for the city of York.

A suspect, identified as Christian Thomas McCall, 47, was taken into custody fleeing the scene on foot. He sustained gunshot wounds during the encounter with police.

"We could really use your prayers and we could really use your thoughts right now for those officers," York County Sheriff's Office spokesman Trent Faris told reporters this morning. "Our main concern is for our guys that are in the hospital right now."

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

Riverside County Sheriff's Department(PERRIS, Calif.) -- An investigation is underway in California after 13 siblings ages 2 to 29 were allegedly held captive in a home, some "shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks," the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said in a press release.

Two parents, 57-year-old David Allen Turpin and 49-year-old Louise Anna Turpin, were arrested in the torture and child engagement case in Perris, about 27 miles south of San Bernardino.

The investigation began early Sunday morning when a 17-year-old girl allegedly escaped from the home and called 911, claiming that her 12 brothers and sisters were being held captive there, the sheriff's office said.

Responding officers said the teen "appeared to be only 10 years old and slightly emaciated."

Inside the home was a shocking scene.

Several children were "shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul-smelling surroundings," the sheriff's office said. "The victims appeared to be malnourished and very dirty."

Seven of the victims were adults, ranging in age from 18 to 29, the sheriff's office said. The others were children as young as 2. The victims -- who authorities say claimed to be starving -- were given food and drinks and interviewed, the sheriff's office said. They were then hospitalized for treatment, the authorities said.

The parents were interviewed and later booked on charges of torture and child endangerment, the sheriff's office said. Bail was set at $9 million each.

David Turpin's parents, James and Betty Turpin of West Virginia, told ABC News they are “surprised and shocked” by the allegations against their son and daughter-in-law.

James and Betty Turpin said they hadn't seen their son and daughter-in-law since visiting them in California some four to five years ago. However, they said they have kept in touch with them by phone since. They told ABC News they had not spoken to their grandchildren, saying David Turpin or his wife would often call when they were without the children, who are homeschooled.

The distraught grandparents added that David and Louise Turpin are considered a good Christian family in their community, saying they can't understand “any of this.”

James and Betty Turpin told ABC News "God called on them" to have as many children as they did, in reference to David and Louise.

The arrested couple's parents also said the children were given "very strict homeschooling," and that the children would memorize long passages of the bible. Some of the kids' goal was to memorize it in its entirety, said the couple.

Last time the grandparents visited they noticed the children “looked thin,” they said, but they seemed like a “happy family.”

The sheriff's office said it's believed that all of the victims were their biological children.

Neighbors told ABC News they were shocked to learn the family had as many children in the house as they did, saying they had only recently seen any children outside at all.

It's unclear how long the victims were held inside the home, the authorities said.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

Tucson Police Department(TUCSON, Ariz.) -- Police in Arizona took down a very wizened bank robber on Sunday.

The Tucson Police Department arrested an 80-year-old man for the armed robbery of the Pyramid Credit Union in the city -- which had about half a million fewer residents when the suspect was born -- over the weekend.

Robert Francis Krebs, 80, has been charged with two counts of armed robbery after allegedly walking into the credit union on Jan. 12, pulling a handgun on the teller and demanding money. The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of money and was seen "running from the bank" -- so at least he's keeping in good shape.

The octogenarian was caught after he tried to check into a hotel and was recognized by an employee, police said.

The police department's initial assessment of the suspect estimated the man was "in his late 60s."

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

David Allen Turpin/ Facebook(PERRIS, Calif.) -- The grandparents of 13 children allegedly abused and kept shackled to beds in their Southern California home said the parents had so many kids because "God called on them."

ABC News spoke with the parents of David Turpin, who was arrested along with his wife Louise on Monday for holding their 13 children "shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul-smelling surroundings," the Riverside County Sheriff's Department office said in a statement.

James and Betty Turpin, David's parents, live in West Virginia and told ABC News they are "surprised and shocked" by the charges. They said they had not visited their son or children in four or five years, but spoke to David once or twice a month.

On their last visit to Perris, California, about 27 miles south of San Bernardino, the grandparents said the children "looked thin," but seemed like a "happy family."

State records show the children were home schooled. The private school the kids attended, Sandcastle Day School, had the same address as the family home and the six attendees were all their children.

James and Betty Turpin admitted the children were given "very strict home schooling," and they were required to memorize long passages of the Bible.

The grandparents said their son was raised Pentecostal, but the couple did not attend a church in California. The grandparents also said they had no friends or community they were aware of.

David's parents said he worked as a computer engineer and graduated from Virginia Tech.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

iStock/Thinkstock(DETROIT) -- A tearful scene unfolded at Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Monday morning, where Jorge Garcia, a father of two and 30-year resident of Detroit, was deported to Mexico amid cries from his family.

Garcia, 39, was brought to the U.S. by his aunt when he was 10 years old, according to his wife and Michigan United, an immigrant advocacy organization that is working with Garcia. His parents had already immigrated to the country, said Michigan United spokesperson Erik Shelley, who was at the airport this morning as Garcia bid his emotional goodbyes to his wife, Cindy Garcia, and children, ages 15 and 12.

For his family, the parting was devastating. Cindy Garcia told ABC News she is “very sad, very depressed, emotional.”

“It’s like a nightmare,” she said.

Cindy and Jorge Garcia met in Detroit and have been married for 15 years, she said. He worked in the landscaping industry and she is retired from Ford Motor Company.

In 2005, they tried to “fix his paperwork,” Cindy Garcia told ABC News, but instead he ended up in deportation proceedings. Throughout the Obama administration, Jorge Garcia was able to receive multiple stays of deportation, though he had to check in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) routinely.

But on Nov. 20, ICE told the couple that Jorge Garcia had to leave the U.S. He was going to be detained, but ICE allowed him to stay with his family, first through Thanksgiving and then through the holidays, Cindy Garcia said. However, he was told he had to leave the country by no later than Jan. 15 -- today.

“I am a U.S. citizen and it is affecting me. We tried to do things the right way,” said Cindy Garcia. “We tried and he got sent back to a country he does not know.”

Jorge Garcia's deportation comes amid a yearlong effort by the Trump administration to ramp up immigration arrests and deportations.

In fiscal year 2017, ICE arrested 143,470 people on immigration violations -- the highest number of these type of arrests over the past three years.

“If you choose to violate the laws of this country, you should be concerned,” said acting ICE director Thomas Homan in December --- a sentiment he has repeated in public testimony and interviews.

There were 30 percent more immigration-related arrests in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to ICE’s end-of-year report.

“It was touch-and-go throughout the Obama administration,” but Jorge Garcia had no chance when President Donald Trump started going for the “low-hanging fruit,” said Shelley.

Garcia was two years too old to qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program -- the Obama-era program that allowed some undocumented immigrants who brought the U.S. illegally to work and live in the U.S. without fear of deportation.

In September, Trump announced he was winding down the program, but the phase-out is facing a number of legal challenges. Meanwhile, Congress is debating a possible permanent solution for DACA recipients -- a debate that could lead to a government shutdown.

ICE did not immediately respond to requests for more information on Jorge Garcia’s case.

While politicians fight over a DACA solution, Cindy Garcia remains in limbo, unsure of when her husband will be allowed to return to the U.S.

“It’s like any minute now he’s going to walk through the door, but he’s not, he’s in Mexico,” said Cindy Garcia.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

Osceola County Corrections(KISSIMMEE, Fla.) -- During her lunch break on Jan. 7, Janice Marie Zengotita-Torres phoned her Kissimmee, Florida, home to check on her young son and tell her mother she would be home as soon as she finished her shift in a shopping mall store, according to police records obtained by ABC News.

But by 4:30 the next morning, the 42-year-old woman had not come home, prompting her husband to make a desperate call to the sheriff's office to report her missing.

What unraveled next was described by the local sheriff as a "senseless act of violence in which she was robbed of her life."

Authorities said Zengotita-Torres was abducted, beaten and suffocated to death by suspects hired to kill someone else. Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson said she was mistakenly targeted in the murder-for-hire plot that stemmed from a love triangle.

A missing-person report taken by a sheriff's deputy indicates that Zengotita-Torres nearly made it to the front door of her apartment when she was kidnapped by her killers, who apparently carried out the murder even though they realized they had snatched the wrong person, Gibson said.

The manager at the Ross Dress for Less at The Loop shopping mall where Zengotita-Torres worked told sheriff's deputies the woman left work as planned when she finished her shift, according to a narrative of the missing person report.

"He advised that he reviewed the video and observed Janice and another employee...leave and walk to their cars," according to the report. "He advised Janice and (the other employee) talked for approximately 1 minute and then got into their cars and drove off."

The security video showed Zengotita-Torres, wearing black pants and a navy blue shirt, driving out of the mall parking lot in her 2016 Nissan Rogue at 12:33 a.m. on Jan. 8.

Her family would never see her alive again.

Once her husband reported her missing, a sheriff's deputy called her cell phone, but got no answer, the report says. The deputy soon began to suspect foul play when he was informed that two transactions were made from her Chase Bank account at 1:30 a.m., about an hour after she left work. One of the transactions was a withdrawal of $200, and the second was for $500 made at a CVS store on South Orange Blossom Trail in Kissimmee.

Investigators suspect Zenegotita-Torres' killers followed her from the shopping mall to her apartment complex. Once there, they kidnapped her, driving her off in her own car, initially believing she was the woman they were hired to kill by a jealous lover out to eliminate a rival for her boyfriend.

Zengotita-Torres' body was found on Jan. 8 in Florida's Ormond Beach. Detectives say she had been badly beaten and suffocated with garbage bags.

They said Ishnar Lopez-Ramos, 35, allegedly hired Alexis Ramos-Rivera and his girlfriend, Glorianmarie Quinones-Montes, both 22, to kill a woman who was in a relationship with a man she loved. But Ramos-Rivera and Quinones-Montes apparently mistook Zengotita-Torres for the intended target, the sheriff's office said.

"I get emotional because it touches me so deeply that one of our citizens was killed in such a manner over a mistaken identification and in the end, it appears to be a lover’s triangle," Gibson said at a press conference Friday.

He said the suspects carried out the killing even after they realized Zengotita-Torres was not their intended mark.

"She was the target of a senseless act of violence in which she was robbed of her life,” an emotional Gibson said at the news conference.

Lopez-Ramos was arrested on Friday after she attempted to use Zengotita-Torres' ATM card, Gibson said. Ramos-Rivera and Quinones-Montes were taken into custody the same day at an Orange County, Florida, hotel.

They were all booked into the Osceola County Jail on murder charges.

Gibson said detectives have made contact with the intended target of the murder plot and offered her protection, which she refused.

Gibson said Zengotita-Torres moved from Puerto Rico to Florida about a year ago with her family, hoping for a better life.

“The family members, what they are [going through] right now, they shouldn’t have to go through,” Gibson said.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

KTRK-TV(HOUSTON) -- Authorities in Houston are investigating a couple's mysterious double killing in a secluded section of the city.

The victims' son, who went to check on his parents after not hearing from them since last Thursday, called police from the home Saturday night, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said.

When deputies went inside the home they found Bao Lam and Jenny Lam, both 61, bound and shot to death, the sheriff's office said.

Investigators believe the Lams came home around 8:40 p.m. on Jan. 11 "and were ambushed by suspects as they parked their car in the garage," the sheriff's office said.

"The house appears to be ransacked," Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told reporters Saturday night.

Firearms and other valuables were missing, the sheriff's office said.

Gonzalez described the Houston home as in a "secluded subdivision" in a gated community, adding that there doesn't appear to be any immediate danger.

Investigators may release a surveillance video clip from the area this week, the sheriff's office said.

"We're asking the public, if you saw anything out of the ordinary, please call the Harris County Sheriff's Office," Gonzalez said.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- Dramatic, high-definition helmet-camera video captured the moment a Georgia firefighter caught a child thrown to safety from a third-floor balcony amid a raging fire.

"I heard the screams" at the 2.5 alarm fire at an apartment complex earlier this month, DeKalb County assistant fire chief Jeff Crump told reporters. "Quickly they got that ladder up to that third-floor balcony and got them down."

It was third-generation DeKalb County firefighter Captain Scott Stroup who was seen on video catching a child dropped from the third floor, the fire department said. Another firefighter also caught a young child, the fire department said.

"We don't encounter that pretty often," Crump said. "Obviously the parents trusted us enough to drop their children to our captains. And they made the catch."

A dozen trapped people were rescued from the blaze, the Dekalb Professional Fire Fighters Local 1492 wrote on Facebook Sunday.

"They did an outstanding job," Crump added. "Everybody on that scene did a great job."

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

KABC-TV(MONTECITO, Calif.) -- A young father became the latest known victim of the California mudslides as his body was found after those of two other members of his family, his 6-year-old son and his father-in-law. The man's 2-year-old daughter is meanwhile still missing.

The father, Pinit “Oom” Sutthithepa, 30, was missing until Saturday afternoon when recovery teams discovered his body, bringing the death toll to 20 from the devastating mudslide in the affluent enclave of Montecito north of Los Angeles.

Among the 20 victims are also Sutthithepa's 6-year-old son, Peerawat, and his 79-year-old father-in-law, Richard Loring Taylor, according to a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s summary report.

His 2-year-old daughter, Lydia, meanwhile remains among four people still missing, an update from the county confirmed.

A candlelight vigil for all of the victims drew thousands Sunday night in Montecito.

"Tonight, we need to mourn," Santa Barbara County Supervisor Das Williams said. "It is breathtakingly horrible. Our community is going through something it has never gone through."

The mudslides occurred during a rainstorm Jan. 9 when flash-flood conditions overwhelmed soil on hills that had been charred by weeks of wildfires.

“Just overwhelming, Montecito resident Debbie Marman told ABC News station KABC-TV during Sunday’s vigil. “The stories just bring tears to my eyes – to think what these people have lost within a moment’s time, and to be searching – it’s just horrible.”

Pinit, known as "Peanut" to friends, immigrated to the U.S. from Thailand, according to a family friend, KABC-TV reported. He initially came by himself, sending money back to his wife and two children before they were able to immigrate as well by 2016.

The National Weather Service has forecast that early next week the region could get another rainstorm and heavy snowfall.

“I don’t know about you, but I’m scared of Mother Nature right now,” Montecito Mayor Cathy Murillo said at the vigil.

Emergency personnel in the area are going door to door to determine if standing homes are safe and to clear roads and mud-choked storm drains and basins.

Meantime, commuting any distance by car remains problematic.

The 101 Freeway, locally known as the Ventura Freeway, the central thruway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, is shut down with “no estimate” of when it will reopen as there are “ongoing rescue/recovery & extensive clean-up/repairs,” CalTran notified the public in a tweet.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

Lou Rocco/ABC(NEW YORK) -- The new mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, said residents were scared, but not surprised, when violence unfolded at a white nationalist rally in the city this summer.

Mayor Nikuyah Walker opened up about the city's turmoil during an appearance on "The View" that aired this morning.

"It was a scary time, you know, we were petrified," Walker said.

"We didn't expect it," she said. "But the conditions in Charlottesville that people normally dont expect, they're there, they're ripe for that to happen."

Walker, who is the city's first black female mayor, said that two of the organizers and leaders of the Unite the Right rally that protested the removal of Confederate statues in the town, were not as foreign to Charlottesville as many believed.

Alleged driver in 'Unite the Right' rally violence in Charlottesville charged with first-degree murder

"The narrative that Charlottesville wanted to tell is that Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler came from the outside," Walker said.

But, the two are both alumni of the University of Virginia, she said, which has its campus in Charlottesville.

"That's the story that is not told," Walker said.

"We have to be honest to move forward and we have been unwilling to do that, even in Charlottesville," she said.

Walker noted that the statues at the center of the controversy have not been removed and that any further action is pending a court decison. For the time being, she said, they've been covered with black tarps.

"I'm very comfortable with being uncomfortable," she continued. "That's part of the work."

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

Ben Crump Law, PLLC(CAMILLA, Ga.) -- For the better part of a century, a fence separated blacks from whites in their final resting place in a small Georgia town.

That all changed last week with the dismantling of the rusty wire fence in the publicly-owned Oakview Cemetery in Camilla, a small city in Georgia's far southwest corner near the Alabama and Florida borders.

Camilla Mayor Rufus Davis, who in 2015 became the first African-American elected to the post, said the city took the fence down Thursday after his attorney demanded they do so immediately.

"It was my hope that we could have worked together, bringing the community together — both black and white — to partake in a cathartic exercise, removing this ugly symbol of segregation and unifying our community. Unfortunately, the city did not give us advance notice," the mayor said in a statement. "However, at the end of the day, I am happy to see the fence coming down."

Since Davis' election two years ago, tensions have run high in the town, according to local media reports. Nearly 70 percent of Camilla's 5,000 residents are black, according to recent Census data.

Davis and newly-elected City Council member Venterra Pollard have threatened to boycott City Council meetings unless city officials address what they believe are discrimination and racial issues within the local government, local media reports say. Among other things, the mayor has called for increasing the number of black employees in Camilla's City Hall and on its police force.

ABC News reached out to the police chief and other members of the Camilla City Council but did not immediately hear back.

Last month, Davis retained civil rights attorney Ben Crump to represent him in his efforts to end what he views as "segregationist practices," including the continued use of the controversial cemetery fence.

On Thursday, Davis, Crump and Pollard held hands in victory with African-American activist and Camilla resident Gwen Lillian Thomas as the fence that for more than 85 years, according to Crump's office, divided where blacks and whites are buried.

"When I first came to visit the Camilla cemetery, Ms. Gwen Lillian Thomas, a 70-year-old African-American activist, said when she was born in this hometown the fence was already erected. She prayed that she would live to see the day this fence would be taken down," Crump said in a statement Thursday. "I am so happy we were able to ensure that she could see this symbol of racism destroyed in her lifetime."

While Davis lauded the removal of the cemetery fence, which he described as "a powerful symbol of segregation," he said there's much more work to be done in Camilla.

"Although this symbol is being removed, it has not desegregated our cemetery nor has it removed the discrimination that is still alive today in Camilla," he said. "We will continue to take steps forward to integrate our city government in terms of police officers, jobs at City Hall, our work force and more."

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A storm system will move through the eastern United States this week, bringing a new round of snow, ice and brutal cold along with it.

The storm, an Alberta Clipper, has already brought more than up 6 inches of snow to parts of the Midwest.

Snow fell Monday morning in Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and St. Louis, where roads became snow covered and slick.

The cold front associated with the clipper system is forecast to move into northern Texas late Monday, changing from rain to freezing rain, sleet and snow, meteorologists said.

"Gusty northerly winds will usher in the arctic air behind the cold front with maximum temperatures forecast to be roughly 15 to 30 degrees below mid-January averages today across the central and northern Plains," the National Weather Service said Monday.

"Given this is the coldest time of year from a climatological perspective, this translates into highs below zero for much of the Dakotas with below freezing highs as far south as the northern Texas panhandle into northern Arkansas for the day Monday," it added.

Behind the storm is a brutal cold front, which is expected to make its way into south-central Texas, near Austin and San Antonio, Tuesday, changing from rain there into freezing rain and sleet.

The wintry precipitation is forecast to stretch from Shreveport in northwest Louisiana to Memphis in southwest Tennessee and into the Ohio Valley. Areas near those cities could see some ice accumulations.

The system could bring a few inches of snow along I-95 corridor Tuesday evening from Washington to New York City with more snow expected in areas near Boston.

A winter storm watch has been already issued for most of Massachusetts, just west of Boston and into Vermont.

As for the Arctic air, the coldest temperatures are forecast to hit the Northeast by Thursday morning, but won't be a repeat of the blast that the Northeast experienced earlier this month, meteorologists said.

The cold is not expected to last long, though, as much milder air will move into most of the country by the end of the week.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed ANA, Calif.) -- Dramatic video shows the moment a sedan soared into the air and crashed into the second floor of a dental office in Santa Ana, California, leaving several people with minor injuries.

The car was speeding when it hit a raised center median and launched into the air, the Santa Ana Police Department said Sunday.

The car then collided into the building's second floor and became lodged, police said.

The Orange County Fire Authority said it responded and extinguished the fire. Only minor injuries were reported, police said.

According to police, the driver admitted to using narcotics. ABC station KABC-TV in Los Angeles reported that the driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

ABC News(DALLAS) -- A fifth-grade Texas girl paid tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. nearly 50 years after his death with an inspiring speech that called on young people to get involved in politics and enact change, so that "they will be able to say that Dr. King's dream has really come true."

"The promise of Dr. King's dream, of improving the lives of the poor, and granting equal fair access to education and healthcare has not been fully realized," Tchanori Kone, an elementary school student from the Houston area said in her speech, which won first place this weekend at the 22nd Annual Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition.

Tchanori added that if the famed civil rights activist were still alive today, "he would be disappointed by our large homeless populations, our failing schools and struggling healthcare system."

In her speech, entitled "Making the Dream Come True," the young girl echoed King's words, sharing her own dreams for the world.

"My dream for today's world is to eliminate poverty and for every human being to have equal, fair access to education and healthcare," Tchanori said.

Tchanori called on young people in her community to take political action by either running for office or voting to "change things."

"I have a dream that from the sincere caring people here in America, there will arise some young people who are committed to helping their communities," she said. "If we could convince these people to run for local, state, and even national offices, then we could vote for them, and have sympathetic people in power that can change things."

"If we can do this, then it will be the true realization of Tchanori's dream," she added.

Tchanori told ABC News that she was inspired to advocate for the poor in her speech because she thought of other children, like herself.

"Some people don't have any homes, and some of those people can be children, and some of those children don't have anything to eat," she said. "I just want everybody to be equal."

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.



Apple App
Android App


DRIVE Weather

More DRIVE Rock News
DRIVE Sports Updates
Breaking News
TheDRIVE Recommends