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July 15th, 2009
09:51 PM ET

Live Blog from the anchor desk 7/15/09

Tonight we’re following the latest in the double-murder of Melanie and Byrd Billings, a Florida couple known in their community for adopting special-needs children. The Billings were shot to death in their nine-bedroom home last week. The investigation has been heating up.

Want to know what else we're covering tonight? Read EVENING BUZZ

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  1. David, Indiana

    @Isabel, I think Michael Jackson's life might've been different if he had not suffered those burns. I wish that had been more in the forefront of the public's view of him

    Thanks Tom Foreman for the humorous pts of news bulletint tonight.
    rock and roll finds a way to sneak into the political process!

    Goodnight Isabel. good night everyone

    July 15, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Well, nothing like tonight's "Shot" to get your toes tapping. It's amazing how creative people can get..

    Great show and discussion tonight. Nite bloggers!

    July 15, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. BettyAnn,Nacogdoches,TX

    OH! is it over already? Well, didn't we have fun!?Bye everyone! Have a good evening!

    July 15, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Jen, Albany NY

    Hey that video was cool! 🙂 I liked the singers coming out of his shoulders 🙂

    July 15, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everybody. AC360 got talent!

    July 15, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Heather - Spokane, WA

    The shot of teh day was just too funny

    July 15, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  7. LisaL - Canada

    very interesting about the shark-attack victims. those are the ones that know they share space with other things on this planet, and respect it. it is the other ones who think that everything that comes across their path needs to be either dominated or destroyed. sharks just are what they are.

    July 15, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Rebekah

    MORE. COWBELL. that was great ^_^ it made me laugh so hard! that was awesome! we need more of these videos like the Shot tonite

    goodnight Anderson and the 360 team.

    July 15, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Kathy, Chicago

    The music video was awesome!

    July 15, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Oh my goodness! That was an awesome shot! Made me laugh! I needed that! Thanks!

    Good night Anderson and fellow bloggers have a good night and a wonderful tomorrow! The weekend is just around the corner! 🙂

    July 15, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    What a funny shot!Goodnight everyone.Peace to all of you and yours.

    July 15, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Rafael Bronx,NY

    See Ya tomorrow everybody and Anderson

    July 15, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Renee

    All we needed was Tom Foreman on drums! Good Night All! Have a super night!

    July 15, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    I have a deal with sharks, I don't eat them, they don't eat me.

    July 15, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Lori from IL

    Good night all ...... hope everyone has a good day tomorrow and until tomorrow night ...... peace.....

    July 15, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  16. L J -- Kansas

    I need more cowbell!

    July 15, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Marc

    Arrgh... i was waiting for the MJ video... just took time out to make coffee, now i've missed it!

    please replay just a little 🙂

    that means i musn't slack!!

    July 15, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Rebekah

    my brother is working in Florida at an airport so he got some time off and went to see the shuttle launch. he said it was the coolest thing he'd ever seen =]

    i'm actually not surprised those shark-attack victims are vouching FOR the sharks. sharks are graceful, beautiful, amazing creatures and just because a few attack humans doesn't mean that ALL of them deserve to become extinct. i think by these people coming forward it's REALLY bringing attention to the issue.

    July 15, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  19. BettyAnn,Nacogdoches,TX

    quadrillion? I'm not sure but I believe that is my personal debt

    July 15, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  20. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    And I thought googleplex was the corporate complex for Google. What do I know. Anderson teaching me something new tonight!

    July 15, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  21. Minou, New York City

    @ Mike, Syracuse- the actions of a few don't make the entire Muslim population intolerant of other religions!

    July 15, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  22. Jasmine

    well sweet peeps...heading over to the twittersphere! 😛

    Hope your nite goes nice and have a pleasant tomorrow!

    July 15, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  23. Byron F. - Dallas, TX

    I see your googleplex Anderson, and raise you two googleplexes!!!

    July 15, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  24. Katie, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Oh My God! that credit card charge of over 23 quadrillion dollars just happened to my brother, I thought it was a joke.

    July 15, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  25. Elizabeth

    I watch your show everynight and you are so calming amidst all the stories of crisis. I enjoyed your interview with Obama in Africa, I taped it for my middle schooler to watch and what a history lesson that was.

    I also appreciate all the Michael Jackson coverage you've had over the last couple of weeks. He was such a musical genius and his life was so out of this world. I can't relate to him on any level and I find it all fascinating and heartwrenching, thank you for sharing so much about him on your show.

    July 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  26. Rafael Bronx,NY

    What 17 digits..............that was some special cigarette

    July 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  27. Maureen T, Canada

    I don't think I can count that high!

    July 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  28. Jessica

    The images from Iraq are heartbreaking, a reminder of how lucky we are to enjoy relative safety in practicing religion domestically.

    July 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  29. Heather - Spokane, WA

    That price for cigarettes would make anyone stop smoking

    July 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  30. Renee

    Now if the bank computer can wipe out my mortgage! I can only dream!

    July 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  31. William Courtland

    TAke that smoke pack back for a refund.

    July 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  32. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Perhaps the secretaries had intended to pay the the money back, silly old man.

    July 15, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  33. Angela - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    hahahaha now that's what I call SMOKING!

    July 15, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
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