Archive for the ‘anchor’ Category

Anchorwoman Murder: Suspect DNA Tied to Rape

November 28, 2008

Police say DNA taken from a man charged with murdering a Little Rock, Ark., television anchorwoman matches DNA tested in a separate rape case.

Marianna Police Detective Carl McCree said Friday that DNA taken from Curtis Lavelle Vance during the investigation into the brutal beating of anchorwoman Anne Pressly matched DNA gathered during an investigation into the April sexual assault of a school teacher in Marianna, 90 miles east of Little Rock.

Pressly died of her injuries, and Vance is charged with capital murder in the case.

McCree says Vance faces rape and residential burglary charges in connection with the Marianna attack.

–AP
Anne Pressly, 26, was a popular morning news anchor at KATV-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Anne Pressly, 26, was a popular morning news anchor at KATV-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Many Questions Despite Arrest in Murder of TV Anchorwoman

November 27, 2008

 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  —  Police for weeks had neither a suspect nor a motive in the beating death of a popular television anchorwoman. A suspect is now in custody, but many questions remain unanswered.

Anne Pressly, 26, was a popular morning news anchor at KATV-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Anne Pressly, 26, was a popular morning news anchor at KATV-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Officers arrested Curtis Lavelle Vance, 28, at a home in Little Rock on Wednesday night — tipped to his location after police held a late-night news conference to reveal him as their suspect. “We went there and he’s in custody,” police spokesman Lt. Terry Hastings said.

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TV anchorwoman Anne Pressly found badly beaten at home

October 21, 2008

A US breakfast television anchorwoman who had a bit part in the Oliver Stone biopic W about President Bush has been found beaten nearly to death in her bed.

In this photo released by KATV Television Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, ... 
In this photo released by KATV Television Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, news anchor Anne Pressly, 26, is shown in a June 26, 2008, photo in Little Rock, Ark. Pressly, 26, a popular TV anchorwoman remained in critical condition Monday after she was stabbed and beaten in her home, for reasons not yet known.(AP Photo/KATV Television)

Anne Pressly, 26, was discovered by her mother at 4.30am after she failed to respond to a wake-up call for her shift yesterday on Daybreak, the early breakfast show on KATV , a TV station in Arkansas.

Alerted by the TV station, her mother went round to Miss Pressly’s home in Little Rock and found her lying unconscious and bleeding from the head. She had suffered a vicious beating to her upper body with am unknown blunt instrument.

Police say there was no sign of forced entry, but that her purse was missing from the house, so the motive for the attack may have been robbery.

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MEDIA WATCH: Katie Couric Says She Sometimes Wishes She Hadn’t Taken Over as ‘CBS Evening News’ Anchor

July 9, 2007

Katie Couric says the move to CBS would have been less appealing if she had known she would be doing the more traditional “CBS Evening News” broadcast that she anchors now.

“People are very unforgiving and very resistant to change,” Couric said in an interview with New York magazine. “The biggest mistake we made is we tried new things.”

Couric’s move to CBS has been a bust so far….

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