Thursday, Dec. 4: Still Alive?

Police interrogating Dru Sjodin’s suspected kidnapper say they've reached a “critical moment.” Investigators say they need information from Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. (search) right now if they hope to find the missing college student alive.

We’ll get the very latest on the search from Grand Forks Police Sgt. Mike Hedlund, and Paulette Pommrehn, a friend of Dru Sjodin.

Is an explosion near the U.S. embassy in Afghanistan proof positive the Taliban is still alive and well? We’ll investigate.

Plus, is the prosecution's case against Michael Jackson falling apart? The absence of formal charges has some speculating that maybe there isn't enough evidence.

Foster Children Update:

If you would like to help the four New Jersey foster children please contact:

Care For its Children in Crisis
First Colonial National Bank
Attn:  Mr. Gerard Banmiller
1040 Haddon Ave.
Collingswood, NJ  08108

Mepham High School Hazing Case:

If you would like to contact the parents seeking policy changes in Mepham High School, please e-mail them at: Mepham Parents 4 Change

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