One of those days

November 7, 2011 1:36:51 PM PST
Sometimes the news just comes raining down. And today is one of those days.

First - the guilty verdict in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician who was treating Michael Jackson when the pop star died.

It's a trip to hear everyone - myself included, I'll admit - pontificate during that twilight zone of time between the announcement of a verdict being reached and the actual reading of the verdict. To quote the late Eldridge Cleaver, "those who say don't know; those who know don't say." The truth is - despite conventional wisdom and, at times, common sense - there is typically little correlation between the time a jury deliberates and its final verdict. This jury deliberated 9 hours, in a trial that lasted weeks.

Now, Dr. Murray faces up to 4 years in prison. We'll have the latest, and reaction, at 11.

And if you'd like to sound off about the verdict, CLICK HERE to sound off on our Eyewitness News Facebook page.

Then there's the story out of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where two Penn State officials are now facing time in the State Pen - after failing to report suspected child/sexual abuse by a former football coach, and after allegedly lying about it to a grand jury.


The alleged abuse went on for 15 years and involved sexually abusing 8 boys.

We'll have the latest on the charges - and the heated reaction.

And then the public allegations today from a former worker at the National Restaurant Association that Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain - then an executive with the NRA - sexually harassed her. Actually, if the description by Sharon Bialek is true, it sounds more like sexual assault. But regardless, the bigger issue is what it means for Mr. Cain, who today once again emphatically denied he ever harassed anyone.

Is this a "game changer" as some pols are wondering? Or is it the end of the controversy?

We'll have the latest at 11.

Also at 11, our investigative reporter Sarah Wallace has an exclusive look into New York City's jail system - and allegations that violent inmates who assault others and staff are not being isolated or punished.

And we're following the calls for an investigation into how the main power company in Connecticut handled the snowstorm on Oct. 29. The goal of restoring power to 99 percent of the state by last night was not met. And what a mess because of it. Tens of thousands are still without power.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Meteorologist Lee Goldberg with his AccuWeather forecast, and Rob Powers with the night's sports. I hope you can join Sade Baderinwa and me, tonight at 11.


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