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earlier today. now they are beginning a whole different process. the alleged extortion scheme involves this autumn repair shop. it is owned by two brothers. this afternoon, it was raided by police and federal agents. the shock and 17 city police officers were in business together illegally to steer business to the shop and money to the officers. >> police officers are supposed to be working for the police department. >> the scheme works like this. the officers called them when a car needed to be towed from an accident scene. the officers told the car's owner that they would provide all services. majestic towed the car, but the officers falsely reported otherwise, that the car's owner's arrange for their own telling. the offers would meet with
majestic owners to get paid by cash or check. >> the officers received approximately $300 for each vehicle they referred. one officer received in excess of $14,000 over a two-year period it. >> the officers were arrested after being told to report to the academy of foreign equipment issue. instead, their equipment was taken and they were put under arrest. >> an unhappy police commissioner used the case to say that corruption in the ranks would not be tolerated. >> for anyone to believe that this is a setback, this is an absolute confirmation of our commitments to policing in ferreting out corruption within our ranks. >> the officers who have been charged are now undergoing their
initial appearances. the first step in the federal cases against them. but this is not over. another 14 officers will be suspended in connection with this case. >> baltimore police have identified the man whose body was found inside a vacant home this weekend. the 25-year-old was succeeded. his body was found in a home on virginia avenue. he was a transgendered female. police have not named a suspect or a possible motive. city police have announced an arrest in last week's deadly stabbing at a bus stop. 56-year-old lafayette taylor is charged. matthews was stand in the neck around noon last thursday. police believe a verbal altercation led to the murder. jurors are still deciding the
fate of the former timidity activist accused of murdering his pregnant wife. we are live outside the metro courthouse with the latest. >> they had to questions today. they wanted to know if they could get other evidence. the judge told them that they had received all the evidence in this case. the jury asked about reaching a verdict. each juror must consider the evidence and testimony individually and reach a verdict that is unanimous. jurors debated, spending much of the day trying to reach a verdict. deciding if they agreed with prosecutors that he planned and stabbed his wife into thousand a. whether or not -- to thousand a. or if they agree with the defense that there was reasonable doubt in the case. radical williams was stabbed seven times and died several
days after the attack williams was a community activist. he had worked with police on crime prevention. his wife had gone to the courthouse and received a protective order against him. a police officer shot him twice trying to stop the attack. jurors are also considering whether or not to convict williams of second-degree murder. >> all legislation recognizing same-sex marriage in maryland appears to be on the fast track in the senate. we are live at the state house with more on the debate. >> bill's supporters beat back a number of amendments, but what surprised observers was a subdued tone of the debate. >> id is not religious freedom. that is not the purpose of the
bill. it is for our state to recognize legally same-sex marriage. >> this is about as emotional as it got. opponents subdued in their arguments. it resulted in -- a religious freedom was dropped in the name. bill opponents tried to amend an amendment to the built 11 times. >> amendments to the amendments we will take now. >> opponents wanted to invent religious based adoption agency. >> this is based in reality. >> other amendments allowed an exemption. doing so would allow more people to opt out of providing services related to same-sex weddings ceremonies. tweaking the bill to address
every conceivable scenario drew a review -- a rebuke from the president. >> we are getting into a very slippery slope. >> there are laws and regulations that address discrimination in. the amendment would give people a license to discriminate based on sexual orientation. >> we would -- we should resist the temptation to use it to write a lot. >> we are taking to president barack obama. he is speaking about the situation in egypt. >> we are doing everything we can to protect american citizens. that is my highest priority. in libya, we have urged a people to leave the country. the state department is assisting those in need of support. meanwhile, all americans should give thanks for the heroic work that is being done by our
foreign service officers. they represent the best of our country and its values. throughout this period of unrest and the people across the region, the united states has maintained a set of core principles which guide our approach. these principles apply to the situation in libya. we strongly condemned the use of violence in libya. the american people extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of all the weapon killed and injured. the suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and unacceptable. further punish the people of libya. his actions violate international norms and every standard of common decency. this violence must stop.
the united states also supports the universal right to all the libyan people. that includes the rights of peaceful assembly, a free- speech, and the ability of the libyan people to determine their own destiny. these are human rights. they are not negotiable. they must be respected in every country. they cannot be denied through violence or suppression. in a volatile situation like this one, it is imperative that nations and people of the world speak with one voice and that has been our focus. yesterday, in a unanimous un security council sent a clear manage -- a clear message. the same message, by the way, has been delivered by the european union, the arab league, the african union, and many individual nations.
north and south, east and west, the voices are being raised together. topos suppression and support the rights of the libyan people. i've also asked my administration to prepare a full range of options that we have to respond to this crisis. this includes those actions we may take and those we will coordinate with our allies and partners. like all governments, the libyan government has the responsibility to refrain from violence. to allow humanitarian assistance to reach those in need and to respect the rights of its people. it must be held accountable for its failure to meet those responsibilities and face the cost of continued violations of human rights. this is not simply a concern of the united states. the entire world is watching. we will coordinate our
assistance and accountability measures or with the international community. secretary clinton and i have asked bill burns to make several stops in europe and the region's about the situation in libya. secretary clinton will travel to geneva on monday. there, she will fill consultations with their counterparts on events develop the region at continue to ensure that we joined with the camp -- with the international community to speak with one voice to the government and the people of libya. even as we are focused on the situation in libya, our efforts continued to address events taking place elsewhere. how we can support the peaceful transition to. the transition to democracy in tunisia and egypt. the change that is taking place
across the region is being driven by the people of the region. this change does not represent the work of the united states or any foreign power. it represents the aspirations of people who are seeking a better life. as well lydian said, wages want to be able to lift -- as one of libya said, we just want to be able to live like human beings. it is the most basic of aspirations. throughout this time of transition, the united states will continue to stand up for freedom, justice, and the dignity of all people. thank you very much. >> that was president barack obama at the white house briefing. the president said that the u.s. is now helping some 600 americans tried to get out of libya. most of them are embassy
workers. he also condemned the use of force and violence by supporters of muammar gaddafi. he supports the rights of free speech and efforts to a democratic government in libya. he stands by the libyan people tonight. he is working with the international community to bring an end to the bloodshed. we will have more on this later in the newscast. >> as to the point of getting americans out of libya, if very tonight is scheduled to carry many americans to safety. >> president obama is delaying in the u.s. sponsored action to force an end to the violence. >> backers of libyan strongman muammar gaddafi ar -- the day after the dictator and vowed to crush the rebellion, his power
is slipping. his nation is split. the rebels now control eastern libya. some libyan soldiers have defected. >> we are behind the people. >> backers blame the west and many americans are leaving, getting out about -- getting out on a dutch plane and a ferry. amid the chaos, u.s. and european diplomats and their families worry about people getting hurt or held hostage. the crisis is driving up gasoline prices. at $3.69 in chicago. crude oil at $100 a barrel for the first time since 2008. libya is a big producer, but big oil deals with khaddafi -- gaddafi could be in big trouble. >> there is suspicion in the middle east that the president has been slow in reacting.
libya is an oil-producing country. >> the white house is considering sanctions. >> to persuade the government of libya to seize this terrible violence. >> the u.s. will wait and not act alone. >> we have to get the international community together. >> as libya spirals to it -- deeper into chaos. the administration figures job one is giving american safely out of libya and then coming up with a plan. >> a volatile situation there. energy within reach, helping residents with gas and electric bills. >> the latest from los angeles as stars appear before a judge. >> we are known as a cold place. because of the people of chicago, this is the warmest
>> a program is now standing. stephanie rawlings' like announced that the neighborhood grant will include funding for minerals and garden projects. there is also money for street festivals and flee markets. a partnership with local churches is helping families stay warm this winter. the goal is to increase the number of families to apply for help pay for their energy bills. for more on both programs, go to our website, wbaltv.com. >> your insta-weather-plus forecast -- >> nice day today. >> sunshine. >> it did turnaround. there were some areas north and
west of baltimore that read below zero. clear skies and light lens produced some very cold temperatures this morning. the airports up in york county registered at 7 below. that seems out of whack. it seems extremely cold considering lancaster was 8. it is possible in low-lying areas. 25 at the inner harbor. some called cover kept the temperatures of up in western maryland. as we mentioned, with the sunshine, at temperatures warmed up fairly significantly. high temperatures today did
manage to get close to normal, 45 at the airport. the normal is 47 degrees. it will stay mainly clear fit well the evening. but we are sings another batch of clouds to develop offshore west. a little bit of cloud cover, just a hint of a southerly breeze developing. the temperature will not be as cold as last night. the sun goes down this evening at 8 minutes before 6:00. we have been low pressure at of -- over the northern atlantic. there are not any major storm showing up just yet. we are keeping an eye on the disturbances out to the west of us. tomorrow afternoon, rain chances will increase. by 10:00 tomorrow morning, we see clouds increasing west of the day. -- the bay.
the more substantial part of this comes in tomorrow night. temperatures should stay above freezing tomorrow night. there may even be some thunderstorms to the south and east of baltimore, especially southern maryland. a friday afternoon thunderstorm is possible. north of us, we are still cold. another round of snow in parts of new england. some of that cold air will change the rain to sell in the west and higher elevations. there will be partly cloudy skies to start the weekend. increasingly cloudy throughout the day tomorrow. by afternoon or evening, a chance of a shower. on the day tomorrow, when it will be out of the south, waves will average about a foot. there may be a little bit of freezing rain in the morning,
but by afternoon, they should be well above freezing in the 40's. rainshowers holding off until late afternoon or evening hours. of 48 around the bay tomorrow. seven-day forecast, a 55 on friday. a shower likely, maybe a thunderstorm. it cools off a little bit saturday. another round of showers and thunderstorms rolling in on monday. temperatures will get tried to -- will try to get close to 60. >> we will take a journey through american history. >> more on the interactive timeline detailing every hunting minutes of the 9/11 terror attacks. >> the daughter of a prominent south african freedom fighter makes an important stop at annapolis high school. >> ray rice visits an elementary
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on line. there is a fast-forward button so that anything that is to disturbing can be skipped. we have the latest from new york city. >> they are firsthand accounts. >> i could see the big airline coming straight towards us. >> from twin towers survivors. >> i could see it on its tail. >> moments of fear and disbelief when terrorist attack on september 11 morning and heroism that followed. part of history and -- a time line launched wednesday. it is a virtual museum and a memorial for anyone who cannot come to new york. photographs, on the accounts, never made public until now. some of them, a graphic descriptions, in new york and at the pentagon.
>> it is the initial state of shock. i realized that it was not me. i smelled the jet fuel. >> it was a horrible day and we have a responsibility to preserve the history of what happened. in a sensitive way, bring that history to as many people as we can. >> there are almost -- there are also intimate moments. last minute phone calls made to loved ones. >> i just want you to know that i absolutely love you. >> family members who called their son on board united flight 93 to warn him about the hijackers. >> this is your mom. it is 10:54. they are planning to use the plane as a target. >> one of the nation's darkest
days, along with the strength of the human spirit, documented so the world never forgets. >> it brings all the memories right back. here in maryland, we are remembering the civil war. it was here in baltimore and that the first of the blood was shed in the pratt street right. it is a special tribute to the right. it is set for the weekend of april 50. the grand reopening of the president street station. you'll find the complete list of the events on our website, wbaltv.com. >> we also have a link to the 911 time live web site as well. it is really fascinating and very sobering to see. it is amazing. still ahead, we will recap the day's top stories.
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gas station early sunday morning. tonight, we're killing -- we are hearing from his grandmother. >> his family says he was well known and well liked and did not cause any trouble. that makes his death more difficult to understand. >> every morning, i wake up, i hope that it is a dream. >> gloria jackson is living her worst nightmare. brandon, the grandson she raised since childhood, was shot and killed early sunday morning. she got the call in the middle of the night and rushed there. >> please do not let that be my baby. i can see that sheet. >> he was out with some friends when they tried to get snacks at
the gas station. police are not sure what happened next. more than one person approached, shot brandon, and fled. they do not have a motive or a suspect description. she has some warts forever is responsible. >> why? -- she has some words for whoever is responsible. >> why? you have taken away so much from me. you cannot take away my guest today. that is what i live on. >> he was working on a plan for after graduation. his positive outlook sp read to this classmates and friends. >> he was beloved. >> police are looking for any
information that will lead them to a suspect. if you have been into a share, called metro crimestoppers. there is a $2,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest. >> taking a look of some of our other stories, 17 baltimore city police officers and the owners of a car repair shop are also -- are all facing federal extortion charges tonight. the owners of majestic on a repair shop paid officers to arrange for their company to tow vehicles from accident scenes and make repairs its defendant faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. first mariner bancorp ceo has pleaded guilty. he was detained after a loaded handgun was discovered in his luggage at a security checkpoint at the airport. he received one year of on
supervised probation. he has to pay $400 in fines and court costs. he simply forgot he had the gun with him. >> former white house chief of staff rahm emanuel has been elected the new mayor of chicago with 89% of the precincts reporting. he got 55% of the boats. that margin is enough to avoid a runoff election. an appeals judge later cleared the way. >> after five months campaigning across the city, and talking to thousands of chicagoans from every community and every walk of life. we did it for our city. >> the mayor elect says president obama called him to congratulate him. he is said to take office may 16. no one is blinking and gets in
the budget battles going on in wisconsin. demonstrators are cropping up elsewhere and only getting louder. >> another day of thousands of union supporters marching on the capitol in madison, wisconsin. officers of democratic -- offices of democratic state senators sat empty. both groups are standing in opposition to governor walkers plan. >> what we're doing right now is not about to the budget. it is about balancing our budget. >> the governor -- if the governor is successful, that will make other governors more bold. >> more than half a dozen states are launching -- are watching wisconsin.
democrats have also fled illinois. >> it is just another form of union busting. >> the republicans of indiana's house will not budge either. the same battle is brewing in ohio with the teamsters union. >> we have come full circle. >> in washington d.c., local union workers rallied in support of those members elsewhere. republican governors like chris christie said their only spreading the sacrifices to remain solid. >> the workers are backed by 61% of americans. they oppose limit -- a oppose efforts to limit bargaining rights.
>> aid judge in top -- a judge in california has relaxed a restraining order against chris brown. he can also speak to the pop star, but he is prohibited from making phone calls to her. actress lindsay lohan found herself back in los angeles courtroom today. she is facing jail time, accused of stealing a necklace. he told the actress that she
agrees to a plea deal to avoid a trial, she is going to jail. if she does not take the deal, a preliminary hearing will be held to see if there is enough evidence to take this case to trial. >> pennsylvania judges have been convicted in a cash for kids scheme betrayed the judges were secretly cashing in if they send kids to jail for minor offenses. taking kickbacks from a company that ran a for-profit juvenile detention center. when mother blames -- one mother blames the judge for her son's death. legal experts call it a harsh punishment for a first defense. >> has agreed to took the life of my son. i do not think there is anything worse than what he could have done. it makes me sick. >> he has been convicted and now
faces up to 157 years in prison. >> see how rate rise is using his time in the off-season to inspire those who look up to him. >> is your vehicle one of the thousands on the recall list? >> this is an anti gravity treadmill developed by nasa. it is being used to help orthopedic patients recover from injuries. >> warmer temperatures and rain
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look for it where you buy groceries. >> space age technology is literally taking the weight off patients recovering from orthopedic surgery. we showed you how it works. >> she is getting ready for the boston marathon and she is using a most unusual travel to help retrain. >> it is a feeling of being unweighted. when you are running, you do not have -- you do not feel the accounting -- the pounding. >> during special -- it creates a virtually weightless condition
and. it allows her to walk and run at less than her full body weight. >> it is 1% increments of their body weight. until they are comfortable. >> it was developed by nasa as a way to help astronauts react to make to gravity's slowly. here it has the opposite used. by taking pressure or weight of the body, how orthopedic patients are able to recover faster from all types of injuries. >> we will have them be able to run a weeks after surgery. typically, it is 12 weeks. >> she is using it to avoid a recurring injury. >> i recover quicker. i am running at a quicker pace. that is really exciting for me. i can see the goal. >> the treadmill cost about
$35,000. there are only two others like it. one is at walter reed trade it could be something we would see at gems of the future. >> who knows? maybe some day. injury rates are sky high. they are repetitive entries. to have something like this that can decrease the impact, it may be enough to keep a lot of people able to do something that is an incredible health benefits. >> your insta-weather-plus forecast -- >> high pressure over the region brought cold temperatures of this morning. even down and parts of the mid- atlantic, quite cold this morning. it depends on whether you got under need some clear skies. if you have some good snow on
the ground. like carroll county. temperatures there on the thermometers went below 0 this morning. dallas and baltimore was much milder. the airport -- downtown baltimore was much milder. we expect little bit of the cloud cover to the west to start working its way into the mid atlantic as far as central and eastern maryland. it should produce not quite as cold of the night. it is kind of chili right now. mid 30's for most areas around baltimore. this still on the ground take some of the heat away. temperatures tonight stake in the 20's -- stake in the 20's. the sun will go down at 5:52. a high-pressure out of eastern canada a new storm is organizing out of the middle of the country.
this pushes warm air out into the mid-atlantic. they will have some snow, but it is just a rain coming into western maryland tomorrow. there'll be some steady rain here tomorrow night. it even could produce a thunderstorms across southern maryland on friday. it will be a lot sillier to our north, but we will be on the warm side of this one. -- snowier to our north. the brain becomes likely tomorrow night, heavier into friday morning with a chance for an afternoon thunderstorm. friday is up to 55 degrees. we will see some clouds mixed on saturday. just rain in the afternoon.
that will be accompanied by a thunderstorms on monday. high temperatures close to 60. >> ford is recalling pickup trucks. ford says the air bags on the pickups could deploy any time without morning. the risk is low, but they want to fix the problem before someone is seriously injured. it is great to get a regular paycheck, but what if your job is a dead end? >> when you are in college, the world is full of possibilities. but sometimes, when you are in the job market, there seem to be fewer open doors. >> the people that have been interviewing me have said that there are 60 or more people trying to get that job. >> she is a commercial artist to
has done everything from framing to airbrushing motorcycles. >> last year, i had won a temporary job after another. >> you have to be flexible. >> he jumped from construction to real estate to support his family. >> you might have to change. if it is not working, you have to change quickly. >> most important, did not sit there and still and look back 20 years from now and wonder why i hated my career. you've got to make changes. >> changes that manpower says start with you. >> we all have a career manager. it is us. >> that managers should be telling you to continue your education. it does not matter if you already have a degree. you need to upgrade yourself. >> the higher your technical knowledge in any field, the more valuable you, and the less your
employer can do about it. >> they ask you what programs you know and what version of the program you know. >> always keep an eye on the job market. education and high tech are the jobs of the future, but that does not mean you have to start over. >> what around those industries -- i like sales and are led marketing. that does not mean that you have to be a doctor to think about pharmaceutical sales. think about marking for the health-care industry. think about fund raising. think about where your skills apply. >> a change that puts you in a better light. not only keeps you employed, but ahead of the career ladder. make sure your job is not something that can be easily outsourced. job shadowing or volunteering, stay in front of the people who would like to have your job.
>> i got my degree a years ago. the changes in every industry -- you are stale. >> on our website, we posted several job searching tips. >> thank you. more than a dozen baltimore city police officers are now facing federal charges. >> as we investigate an alleged kickback scheme. >> ray price visits langston hughes elementary school.
x a special treat for students at langston hughes elementary school. >> it is not everyday that they baltimore player stops by. >> for the students here at langston hughes elementary school in the city, what a treat. it is not very often that you get a visitor who plays in the nfl. >> the running back visited the kids today and they had a good time. he was here taking parts in the national dairy council -- his message to the kids? each ball and get plenty of exercise. -- eat well and get plenty of exercise.
>> courtney asked me, do i eat healthy? do i eat carrots? yes, i eat carrots. yes, i drink milk. anything else? i eat chicken. [laughter] >> also your today it was the maryland dairy farmer. >> it feels important for the kids to get a nutritious meal, eating fat-free dairy products. >> but the start, of course, was ray rice. the kids had plenty of questions. >> i remembered sitting there and we did not have a lot of the things that we have now, programs like this. this is a great advantage for
young kids. >> his visit was all about encouraging children to eat healthy and get plenty of exercise. it is a nationwide campaign to encourage children to live a healthier lifestyle. >> we are asking for 60 minutes. going outside. >> do you think he really eat broccoli? >> i think it is really cool. such a good role model. >> that is all for us at 5:00. >> a federal investigation today, 17 police officers in alleged extortion scheme. there is more. details next. >> a high-school senior gone down in front of his friends. i will let you know what his family had to say. >> a final vote on the same-sex marriage bill is expected in the senate tomorrow. [captioning made possible by
constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, latebreaking. >> good evening, everyone. more than a dozen city police officers were stripped of their badges at the hands of the commissioner this morning. >> the fbi arrested those officers as part of an elaborate kickback scheme. >> it is not the crime of the century, but it is certainly not pretty grade 17 baltimore city police officers, all accused in a scheme involving a telling the company. -- involving a towing company. the 17 officers are accused of going into business illegally would majestic on a repair. it is owned by two brothers.