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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Former KTRK 13 meteorologist Heidi Jones arrested

Lots of readers have emailed me about the reported trouble former KTRK 13 meteorologist Heidi Jones is in.

Here is what CBS New York reported:

A Channel 7 (WABC) weather anchor was suspended from her job on Wednesday, after police said she filed a phony police report about being stalked and assaulted in Central Park.

Soon after her weather forecast Saturday night, WABC-TV meteorologist Heidi Jones was picked up by detectives who were waiting in the ABC studios for her to finish. According to sources close to the investigation, detectives had concluded that her story about almost being raped while jogging in Central Park was a lie.

Police sources said Jones claimed a man tackled her from behind on Sept. 24, but she reported the incident through ABC security on Nov. 24. Police said when her story fell apart, Jones was arrested. READ THE REST

After Jones left KTRK, she eventually went to WABC and a fill-in weather gig at Good Morning America. She also hosts a show on the Live Well HD network (which airs in Houston) called Gotta Know.

CBS says if convicted, Jones could face up to a year in prison. Her lawyer told the network she, "intends to enter a plea of not guilty."

A concerned reader emailed me, "I hope she is able to take care of what caused her to [allegedly] do this and get the help she needs; she seems to be a very likable person."

I totally agree.

You can read more in the New York Post.

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