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3 3 in the wake of the colorado theater massacre... many states are questioning their own gun control laws... deciding whether they need to be tightened. tightened.here in maryland... changes are coming... but for a different reason.megan gilliland is here with more on a ruling that could make it easier for people here to carry a concealed weapon. good morning guys,under the current law... residents are required to provide what's called a "good and substantial
reason" to carry a handgun. but one baltimore county man fought to change that. that.raymond woollard was originally given a permit to carry a concealed weapon back in 2002... after a man broke into his home during a family gathering.but in 2008... state police denied woollard's application... saying he no longer needed it.woollard filed a lawsuit. (woollard) "everyone who has no criminal record who wants to carry a gun for self protection should get one..." one..."ultimately, a federal judge ruled in woollard's favor... saying a resident's right to bear arms is the only reason someone needs to carry a handgun.the law goes into effect in two weeks. but critics argue this doesn't stop the dangerous criminals. coming up next half hour.. what they believe needs to happen to keep you safe.i'm megan gilliland, fox45 morning news. a surprising statistic out of
colorado today. today.colorado bureau of investigations says 29 hundred people were approved to buy firearms from friday to sunday. that's 43 percent higher than the previous weekend.officials do not give an explanation but similar spikes were seen in other states following the virginia tech shooting and the attemted assassination of arizona rep. gabrielle giffords. "batman" star christian bale takes some time away from acting... to visit victims of the aurora shooting.on tuesday... he made the trip to aurora... where he posed for a picture you see here... with shooting victim, carey rottman. a rep for warner brothers says the actor is there in his own capacity... and that he's not representing the film company. a man remains behind bars, this morning... accused in a deadly stabbing in baltimore county. mark brown jr. is charged with first-degree murder after police say he stabbed his acquaintance phillip weatherford.the victim was found inside his car about
2-30 monday morning near pulaski highway and ebenezer road in white marsh. they were traveling southbound on pulaski highway in the victims vehicle when an argument occured, durnig that argument the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim several times. times.police are still investigating what led to the fight. brown is being held without bail. a woman narrowly escapes death...after she falls on a subway track in downtown baltimr baltimore.it happened tuesday morning around 11:30 at the state center metro station. it's still unclear why she fell, but police say she survived by crawling into a space under the platform.she was hit by the train as it passed, but not run over. transit authorities say the train was going about 30 miles per hour. "where the train enters the station, comes around a beam, so its kind of a blind corner. the operator reports he did see the woman as he was preparing to enter the station, bbt she was so near
the entrance he didnt have time to stop." stop."the woman is recovering at shock trauma. she suffered some cuts and possibly broken bones, but is expected to be ok. the man found guilty of killing singer jennifer hudson's family members wants a new trial. trial.but if suspect william balfour's request is denied, he could face life without parole. balfour was convicted of fatally shooting the singer's mother and brother in their chicago home in october, 2008. in may, a jury found him guilty on three counts of first-degree murder, and four other counts related to the slayings. tensions between relatives of the famous jackson family were caught on tape monday. it seems janet, jermaine and randy jackson attempted to convince michael jackson's two oldest children to leave katherine jackson's california home with them, but paris and prince resisted. the video shows janet jackson apparently trying to take a cell phone away from 14-year-old paris jackson. on the video, randy and janet
jackson appeared to be recording the incident with their cell phones. sheriff deputies broke up a scuffle minutes later involving randy and jermaine jackson and their cousin trent jackson. no one was arrested, although a battery report was taken and an investigation is ongoing. this incident comes amid a very public dispute over the whereabouts of katherine jackson. she was reported missing over the weekend, but later found. too much texting... is leading to a spike in carpel tunnel syn. syndrome..statistics show teenage girls between 13 and 17 send and receive an average of áá4-thousand 50áá texts per month.for teenage boys... it's more than 25- hundred.but sooe doctors insist... it's not just texting that's the problem. 129-134 "texting too much can cause a lot of problems, but that is not a cause of carpal tunnel."((butt))141-151 "it's often confused with carpal tunnel because people have pain in their hands from overuse of texting, overuse of computers, whatever they use, a blackberry or an iphone. iphone.doctors say the bottom
line is this... if you are doing a lot of texting... you might want to give your thumbs a break. it's got the right name for a weed starting to get out of control in maryland. the "mile a minute" weed is the newest enemy of natural vegetation and wetlands. wetlands. joel d. smith went a half mile into the woods in jessup and he's here now to show us the weed that could make its way into your yard. good morning joel d. 3 3
all caught on tape! tape!you can see 36-year-old william bonner at an augusta bar last thursday with friends. look close and you can see people flicking lighters next to his head. suddenly, you can see his head become engulfed see his head suddenly, you can his head. lighters next to people flicking lighters next to his head. lighters next to people flicking you can see look close and you can see people flicking lighters next to his head. suddenly, you can see his head become engulfed in flames. before lighting the fire... friends doused bonner's head with rum. officials were stunned by what happened. 3 "i've seen people do a lot of crazy things when they are under the influence of alcohol, i've never seen them set their head on fire before." bonner suffered second-degree burns on his face and head. he says he doesn't remember what
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are still threatening people even though the department of justice says that's against the law! law! ((pkg))15:40:15 i'm doing roll call here it's not for public eye.... fox 45 recorded this baltimore city commander just five days ago. listen closely .... to what is said to our photographer.15:40:15 i'm doing roll call here it's not for public eye... an order... given infront of dozens of officers under his command. but look behind this group officer... you can clearly see members of the general public walking right behind the group just inches away. it's this mentality among baltimore's men and women in blue... that's outraged the aclu. 1:04:41 police officers have tremendous power. they can kill us they can arrest us they can do things no other public official can do and with that power comes tremendous responsibility. david rocah is with the american civil liberities union of maryland. the group respresents an owings mills man who is suing baltimore
police over the seizure of a cell phone. he used it to record officers making an arrest at preakness in 2010. (6-30-10) sot from video they're taking pictures they're taking pictures. (6-30-10) sound of police on cellphone video saying it's illegal to videotape anybody's audio or video. for years... law enforcement officials have maintained that recording police officers violates maryland's wiretape law that requires two party consent.6-30-10 anthony sound if you are recording a video device that includes audio you are breaking the state law... a statute companies get around with a simple message... old sot from 6-30-10 nat sound of phone call in may of this year... the department of justice weighed in when it sent an 11 page letter to the baltimore police department.... supporting the first amendement right of individuals to record police officers. in it.... the police department was told it's general order didn't go
far enough. during a ride along, i asked police commissioner fred bealefeld about it. and he responded quite candidly.1:52:37 (bealefeld) i will say this in defense of my cops is that you can't allow people to interfer with you doing your job either and some of this stuff has taken on the notion of sport in trying to goat my cops into doing things or not and somebody ought to be talking about that to.butt bite/cover with video1:53:27 somebody needs to tell these morons to knock that stuff off too.rocah 1:04:28 this isn't confusion or misunderstanding but a simple unwillingness to follow he rules and that's extremely dangerous in a police officer. we asked delegate michael smigel his opinion on the matter.besides a state lawmaker smigel is also a lawyer.old sound it's whether or not you have a reasonabbe
expectation of privacy. belealefeld 1:53:48 clearly people do have the right to videotape police. they just don't have the right to interfer with police doing their jobs and that's a balance. while officers have supposedly gone through more training... in what's legally allowed under the first amendent.... it would appear as if some are still ptruggling to apply what they've learned. joy lepola fox 45 news at ten. ravens fans!!it's here! the ravens hit the field in owings mills as training camp gets underway...we're there ... next çç hi there.
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