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August 28th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 8/28/09

Tonight, new developments in the bizarre and disturbing story unfolding in Antioch, California—a kidnapping cold case solved after nearly two decades.

There’s also breaking news in the Michael Jackson case. The coroner ruled today the singer’s death was a homicide. The report says Jackson died from “acute propofol intoxication.” It also says a combination of additional drugs contributed to his death. Randi Kaye will have all the details from Los Angeles.

We’ll bring you the highlights from Boston, on the eve of Senator Kennedy’s funeral.

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

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soundoff (176 Responses)
  1. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    Good night, Anderson!!!
    You look tired ... take a break! 🙂 Get some rest, OK?

    Good night, David and friends!

    A great weekend for us with rest, peace and fun!
    See you Monday!

    August 28, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. David, Indiana

    Good night Isabel, good night everyone

    August 28, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Angela - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Have a wonderful weeked everyone! Take care!! 😀

    August 28, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Nancy in Oregon

    I agree Mike....move into low coastal areas and you ask for trouble.

    August 28, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  5. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Goodnight everyone. Peace to all of you and yours.

    August 28, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. starr,formerly known as vincent

    Thank you Anderson, Erica and the whole Team 360 for tonight's show. It was excellent! (Good night too).

    Good night fellow bloggers. TGIF (what a week)

    August 28, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    The entire part of the city below sea level needs to be moved to higher ground. It's on a flood plain, and the levees just prevent the natural cycle of flooding. The flooding actually helped prior to the levees by depositing new soil to compensate for the land settling.

    August 28, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Lisa A. Philadelphia, PA

    Those arial shots always reminded me where NO came from. It was a swamp and it returned to a swamp when the levees failed. I lived near a levee – could see the ships going down the Mississippi above me as i walked down the street. Those levees are vital and should have priority. When I was young, there was talk about how unsafe the levees were. Imagine had they just listened and reinforced those walls, this would never had happened.

    August 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Jasmine - Spokane, WA (Spokandyland)

    The one thing I remember hearing about Katrina was this family was talking on the news about riding out the storm on their boat. Then seeing the aftermath and wondering what happened to them?

    I still haven't heard an update.....

    uh.... truly scary....

    August 28, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  10. starr,formerly known as vincent

    Sean Callib's report was excellent! And true!

    August 28, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  11. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Why didn't they build those levees strong enough to handle another Katrina? That doesn't make sense and why does it seem like the 9th Ward is being neglected?

    August 28, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  12. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    @ Martina Ilstad Germany

    I ask the same for Anderson Cooper:

    Nola is ready for a new hurricane?

    August 28, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  13. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    People who are rebuilding in the lower 9th ward are nuts. It's almost 20 feet below sea level, and the city is sinking. It WILL flood again. Move to higher ground!

    August 28, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  14. Anthonia-(Bay Area)California

    And why didnt the goverment build better levees before Katrina along time ago again? because the goverment should react 4 years later to build a leeve to protect the New Orlean people

    August 28, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  15. Jasmine - Spokane, WA (Spokandyland)

    I want to know if the Marsh plan is still going on. I think that should be one of their top priorities since the marsh lands help bring down the storm surge.

    August 28, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  16. David, Indiana

    I didn't know about those other drugs that Randi Kaye mentioned, but I wondered if the dosages of Versed and Ativan were strong dosages.
    The bringing of charges in this case does seem complex.

    August 28, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  17. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    @ Angela – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    So many deaths this summer. It is sad!

    August 28, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  18. Manuela, Berlin

    Have you ever been to the Netherlands? Have you seen the levees they have there?

    Hi, Martina, schönes Wochenende.

    August 28, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  19. Adriana, Broomfield, CO

    Honestly, if you're 50 years old with 3 children, you should know better about you addictions and look for a rehab or a addiction expert. MJ had many problems as a child and everything but once you have children you must be their example and take care of yourself.

    August 28, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  20. Teresa Kilen

    There is no forgiveness for this creep and his wife. Living just miles from where this occurred, changed how this whole town was. The stepdad was under a microscope for years. We are a close knit community here and most of us had sleepless nights. Now we all have more restless nights thinking about what this animal did to our Jaycee Lee.

    August 28, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  21. shaunie

    Hi everyone! Maybe I'm asking a little early but are there any plans for jaycee to speak in public yet?

    August 28, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  22. starr,formerly known as vincent

    MJ was given a virtual death cocktain. By the time he received Diprivan, his system was so compromised by all of the othe drugs, he fell asleep forever. Very, very tragic, it did not have to happen.

    August 28, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  23. Austin i.

    DJ AM is dead, damnnn he dodged the bullet the first time but not the second time? May his soul respect in peace..

    August 28, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  24. Teresa, OH

    @ GADY in Canada: re: August 28th, 2009 10:34 pm ET

    "Is there a way we can find out if a sex offender is living near by?"

    In my area: I am listed with the local sheriffs department and when any sex offender is within a mile of my home, I get an email. I go check it often, read their charges, and look at their pics.

    People would be surprised how many offenders are so close....

    August 28, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  25. Nancy in Oregon

    I agree, Teresa....MJ himself made a horrible choice.

    August 28, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  26. Addy

    It does not surprise me; the neighbors who made the first call about people living in tents in a backyard did not look like the people they were complaining about. This has been a problem with our system for years. The cop shows up at the door and leaves. Verdict... nosey neighbors...probably. Had the complaint been in the reverse the suspected would have investigated and arrest made.

    August 28, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
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