Skip to main content

tv   Eyewitness News at 6  CBS  October 26, 2011 6:00pm-7:00pm EDT

6:00 pm
talking about tonight. >> the "occupy baltimore" scene turns violent. rioters push back and even use tear gas. sky eye chopper 13 is live over mceldknow on square. where dozens are camped out. but they may no longer be allowed to stay there. wjz is live at that location right now. mike hellgren has more on the showdown, explaining why the protestors may soon be told to goat moving. >> reporter: vic, there was a little excitement here a few moments ago, when a guy came out and started yelling at the protestors. but it's been largely peaceful here. and while there's been a lot of talk of eviction, it hasn't happened yet. >> they're not giving us nothing to believe in. >> reporter: occupy baltimore protestors showed no signs they were giving up their tense sprawl. despite warnings from the city that overnight camping is illegal and a threat to evict the makeshift campground. >> i am clear that the city has
6:01 pm
made a huge mistake by threatening us and trying to pushous out. and if they act on that, they will regret it. >> reporter: in oakland, both protestors and officers were injured. >> they shot flash-bangs into the crowd. >> reporter: mayor says that she doesn't want that here but that people can't live in the inner harbor. >> this is about a campout. and mceldon square and our public space are not there for that reason. >> reporter: when pressed, the mayor gave no clear time line. >> mceldon square is a desmate -- designated protest area. many say they're willing to get arrested. >> my at the point is overthere. it's green, shiny. but yeah, most of us are prepared to go to jail because we don't think anything bad will happen from it. >> how long will you get a misdemeanor charge? how long will you go to central
6:02 pm
booking? >> reporter: as the police chopper flew overhead, the people here seemed unconcerned. the city said it is still willing to negotiate for a peaceful resolution. >> reporter: and you're looking live at some of the tents set up here in mceldon square. they're going to have a meeting here at 8:00, where they will again try to formulate a new response. the afl/cio has issued a letter to the mayor ask asked her not to evict anyone. >> mike, thank you. there is a similar situation in atlanta. that city has cleared protestors out of woodruff park. ravens on the loose. baltimore city police are looking for the men who attacked a 14-year-old girl. she was walking along the 1500 block of leslie street when police say a van like this one pulled up. the men inside offered to give her a ride. she was then pulled in and sexually assaulted. anyone with any information should call police or metro crimestoppers. just a short time ago, a jury returns a verdict in a
6:03 pm
shocking murder murder-for-hire trial. a towson gas station owner gunned down, a plot prosecutors say was orchestrated by his own wife. wjz is live in harford county where the trial has moved. weijia jiang has the verdict. >> reporter: jessica, it took a jury less than five hours to convict walter bishop of murder. and now, he opted for a life sentencing and he is eligible for the death penalty. >> reporter: march 2010, william porter stunned the community. the beloved gas station owner was gunned down at work. his wife, carla porter, still accused of hiring a hitman to do it. late wednesday, a jury convicted william bishop of conspiracy and murder. >> he just turned his head and i went like this. >> reporter: week had a key piece of proof. bishop's videotaped confession
6:04 pm
n. it, he spares none of the gory details of how he carried out the plot. prosecutors say porter paid him $400 and promised him $9,000 more if he shot her husband. >> i came toward his face, and i closed my eyes and pulled the trigger. i honestly don't know where it hit him. >> reporter: the verdict made bishop a landmark case for maryland. it was the first of a law passed. prosecutors can now only seek the death penalty if there is a confession or dna evidence or other video that conclusively links the suspect to the crime. >> reporter: defense attorneys argue bishop had no idea he was being filmed, let alone, sharing the potentially deadly consequences of wand out loud. under state law, it is illegal to record someone speaking without their knowledge and consent, unless you're a police officer, investigating a crime. that's why the confession held up and why bishop could be
6:05 pm
executed. >> he's never been in trouble before. you know, he's never been arrested for anything before. you know? and he just got caught up in something that he shouldn't have been caught up in. >> and the jury will begin deliberating a sentence tomorrow at 9:00. if he does not receive the death penalty, bishop will spend the rest of his life in prison. reporting live in harford county, weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> weijia, thank you. carla porter's trial is scheduled to begin next week. if convicted, she could also face the death penalty. >> major developments in the case of a woman accused of murder inside an upscale yoga shop. mary is live in the newsroom. >> britney norwood's attorney acknowledged his client killed her coworker during an angry fight. he told the jury that norwood, quote, lost it during a heated argument with jayna murray. but the defense argues the killing lacked premeditation. and therefore, norwood should
6:06 pm
not be convicted of first- degree murder, which would carry a life sentence. the defense wants a conviction of second-degree murder. prosecutors say the fight started after norwood -- murray found norwood with stolen items from the store. norwood initially claimed they were both victims of a violent robbery, but her story fell apart during questioning. state senator, ulysses currie, accused of a federal bribery probe. this time, it's former governor bob ehrlich. adam may is live downtown, where more on what ehrlich had to say on the stand. >> today, governor ehrlich described senator currie as a friend but he had no idea about the senator's position for a supermarket chain. >> reporter: a prince george's county democrat and chairman of the powerful state budget and tax committee, stands accused of illegally accepting a quarter million dollars from
6:07 pm
shoppers food warehouse in exchange for favorable votes votes that would benefit the supermarket. the defense called former governor bob ehrlich to testify. he told jurors, in dealing with me, he was very honest. ehrlich is the latest high- profile politician to comment. which includes lieutenant governor anthony brown and house speaker steny hoyer. ehrlich said currie was a trusted member of leadership. curr ise claims he legally worked for the supermarket chain. but prosecutors say currie tried hiding the income by failing to report it for years. in 1995 and 2003, currie was fined $350 by the state's ethics commission for failing to accurately file state financial forms. prosecutors claim it shows a
6:08 pm
deception. >> tomorrow morning, currie's wife took the stand. she helped to fill out the financial disclosure forms. the jury could get the case as early as the beginning of next week. we're live at the courthouse, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> currie faces up to 20 years in prison. >> hundreds are out of their dorm rooms. it's happened on the campus of st. mary's college. dock the on the st. mary river near campus. that's because mold is growing into the dorm rooms, blamed on hurricane irene. >> if you think you're paying too much in taxes now, things may get even worse. two state commissions recommend a list of tax increases, ranging from gas to toilets. political reporter pat warren explains, it's not sitting too well with voters. >> reporter: just the mention of tax increases. >> i think that it's wrong. >> reporter: gets a voter's blood up. they say there's a limit to what people can pay. >> well, it's bad enough as it
6:09 pm
is now. >> reporter: and that there are other solutions. >> if they run the budget like my family does, like my friends do, cut the expenses. >> reporter: marylanders are already paying more in taxes. >> and it's hurting the public. >> reporter: but advisers to the government say the state needs more. >> yeah, they're crazy. >> here's the list. 15 cents a gallon more to run the gas in your car, 78 cents more. a 58% increase in registration fees. a 100% increase in admissions -- emisses expectations, doubles the cost from $14 to $28. a half percent in titling. marc, metro, buses, light rail, another $26 million in transit fares. septic system flush tax, up 300% from $30 to $90. and another 50% hike on smokers, from $2 to $3 a pack. >> that's horrible! >> reporter: s&p morris siegel
6:10 pm
advises that they take it slowly. some of the hikes would take place over three years. >> i think weed need to bals the state to raise revenue to be fiscally responsible. and at the same time, not necessarily sending a shock wave through the population. >> reporter: given the economy, that would be quite a trick. >> we can't afford no more taxes. >> it's harder when you don't make that much money, to pay more taxes. >> especially with the state of the economy the way it is today. >> the general assembly may take that into congratulations. but not everybody plans to wait around to find out. >> oh. i'm working on that right now. >> moving? >> moving. >> reporter: and then there are those who will stay and fight. >> reporter: now, most of the revenue generated would be earmarked with transportation and sewage. with some assurances that the state won't take the money and use it to balance the budget as it has in the past. >> the cigarette tax increase is a separate proposal from maryland healthcare for all
6:11 pm
coalitions. regional look outside now. it's going to start looking and feeling more like fall soon. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. meteorologist tim williams is tracking hurricane rena. but first, bob is coming our way. >> we had a little rain. a little sun this afternoon. take a look at radar. there's another batch developing to the west of us. and that will move in during the overnight, primarily after 2:00, 3:00 in the morning. so in the morning, thursday, i expect to see rain across the region. and it will be with us on and off during the day. could pick up easily a half inch of rain or more. and once that rain passes, it will get quite chilly. in fact, cold enough, there may even be frost or freezing temperatures across northern maryland and southern pennsylvania on friday morning. but we'll have sunshine. tim takes a look at the tropics. hurricane down there. considerably in the forecast. looks better than it did a couple of days ago. >> this one is affecting most of the late season vacationers.
6:12 pm
downat around the yucatan peninsula. which includes cancun and cozumel. this, of course, is rena. downgraded to a category 1 hurricane. moving to the northwest at just around 6 miles per hour. but expect it to glance off of the yucatan and kind of get directed back toward florida. in its state there, it is expected to maybe strengthen just a little bit. but not strengthen too much. all of the models have it moving off to the northeast and out toward the gulf again. but we just don't know how much of it will impact florida as it moves on past. we'll continue to keep you posted on this. but again, rena is now downgraded to a category 1 storm. and we don't expect you to stay beyond this. we'll keep you posted. >> a national book tour, designed to teach kids to believe in themselves, make the stop right here in maryland. gigi barnett explains why teachers are asking for it in their classrooms. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: the music of
6:13 pm
cassandra's story moves. from the moments students at benjamin stoddard in prince george's county hear the message, it is simple. >> if someone doesn't believe in what you can do, as long as you believe in yourself, you can do anything. >> reporter: the music comes directly from the pages of this book. cassandra's angel. it's about a little girl, whose personal angel teaches her self- esteem. >> one day, i was working on a diet cola commercial. and i had an awareness come through me like a lightning bolt. this is an industry tauses diet cola -- that uses anorexic girls to sell diet cola to teens and i quit. >> she says teachers are thankful for the message. >> we know that with all. funding cut, and programs, our teachers are in need of help around character building. going back to the basics.
6:14 pm
♪ [ music ] >> if i become who they say i am ♪ >> reporter: but when the musicinds, the story doesn't. auto asks students to pick a world issue, big or small and change the world with it. >> everybody wants to change the world. we all want to change the world. we don't know how and we don't have time. >> and auto hopes to hit more than 100 schools with cassandra's angel by the time her bus tour is over. jessica,a, back to you. >> all right, gigi, thank you. the next stop for the tour, atlanta and miami. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. it's that time of year. flu season is here. but are flu shots really as effective as advertised? i'm alex demetrick. coming up, the web telescope promises scientific breakthroughs. that story as eyewitness news continues. making it easier to go green for hybrid car owners.
6:15 pm
i'm andrea fujii downtown. find out where you can find these three new charging stations just ahead. and we are in store for some wet days ahead. grab that umbrella and stick around for your soggy first warning weather forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
6:16 pm
6:17 pm
eye man with the same last name as william donald schaefer, who became friends with him, loses share to part of the estate. he says the estate owes him
6:18 pm
$28,000 for all of the meals he paid for and all of the errands he ran for william donald schaefer over the years. a judge rejected that claim, claiming he couldn't prove that william donald schaefer ever intrended to pay him back for what were considered acts of friendship. the former governor died in april of of 2009. supporters of the next generation space telescope say they aren't giving up hope. alex demetrick reports, for scientists on the james web telescope, there's hope near new discoveries. >> a full-sized model is big so is its potential. >> it will see 100 million more times more than the hubble. that is stunning. >> but so is cost. it is targeted for killing in the u.s. house of representatives. but at a ribbon cutting at
6:19 pm
maryland science center, senator barbara mikulski is vowing a fight. >> that will put in $500 million to put the james went telescope into space. >> reporter: or at least keep it alive. three nobel prize winners included theirs. the doctor studied exploding stars with the hubble space telescope. with the web, he could fee farther out and further back in time to the edges of the big bang. >> and we hope to push back that last couple billion years and learn how the universe was operating in its earliest times. >> reporter: the web won't see in colors the way we do. instead, it will see in infrared light, revealing. >> dusty regions around where planets are forming. it also allows for planets in nearby stars. >> provided it gets off early. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness
6:20 pm
news. >> senator mcculskey says she's confident, the $500 million for the telescope will survive a vote in congress next week. things are changing out there today. >> we've got changes coming. we have chilly air after the rain tomorrow. tomorrow is not going to be a chilly day. had a little rain. but sun came out. 58 now. no winds at all. the barometer just beginning to fall a tad. we'll talk about the rain and colder temps after this. ,,,,,,,
6:21 pm
6:22 pm
6:23 pm
here's a live look outside right now. a little patch of clear. >> 6/100ths of an inch of rain. not that much. but just enough to kind of mess up your afternoon. actually, over the next 12 hours or so, temperatures are going to be on the mild side. but we have rain headed our way. take a look at temperatures right now. not going to fall a whole lot tonight. 58. 66 in cumberland. still 70 in pax river. it was in the mid-70s across virginia. and we're still in the mild air, believe it or not. the dew point is pretty high. 56, which means temperatures are not going to drop maybe 1
6:24 pm
or two degrees. and tomorrow, once the rain gets through the area winds go back from the northwest. that will bring in chilly air. in fact, tomorrow evening will probably be 10 or 15 degrees colder than tomorrow morning. so the chilly air starts moving in during the afternoon. annapolis, kent island, and d.c., coming in at 62. right now, no wind high pressure -- wind here at all. but general lie, it's been a southerly or southwesterly wind. that's where the cold air is cold enough for snow this afternoon. western nebraska. northwest kansas. denver was 83 degrees. yesterday, they were 59. this afternoon, 29, with snow in the region as you can see. now, that front is going to kind of stall out across virginia. another batch of rain across missouri. they've already canceled the world series, by the way. that's headed in our direction. so we're looking for rain tomorrow. on and off, maybe half inch or more in some spots.
6:25 pm
and once that rain passes, the winds go back to the northwest. and here comes chilly or colder air. that will be with us probably all through the weekend. now, on saturday, it's not really showing in this model yet. but there's another batch of rain we expect to develop probably offshore. most of the rain across virginia and the carolinas. and maybe central and eastern maryland. it may be just cold enough saturday morning. and could be some snowflakes north and west of our region. maybe southern pa, maybe frederick. maybe northern carroll county. rain mixed with snow. temperatures will be back in the mid tourn 30s. saturday morning, it will be -- to upper 30s. saturday morning, it will be returning. as i mentioned, northern sections. this is for late thursday night and friday morning, under a freeze watch. we haven't had any really, really cold temperatures. so if you had tender plants out in these regions, it could get down to freezing early on friday morning. that's just to let you know. bring those tropicals in. yeah. northwest winds at 10 to 15
6:26 pm
knots on the bay. bay temp around 63. tonight, 58. 55, 53 some spots. showers coming in late. and periods of rain tonight. maybe even some thunder with that 65-degree temps. then it starts falling in the afternoon. by this time tomorrow night, probably back in the upper 40s, rather than the upper 50s. going to get chilly towards the end of this week. >> okay. >> thank you, bob. still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. not giving up hope. unless you want to blow in one of these to start your car, don't drink and drive. i'm monique griego. we'll tell you how the igniz interlock system is expanding to first offenders. cause of death. a final determination on how amy winehouse died. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
6:27 pm
6:28 pm
6:29 pm
it is just before 6:30. partly cloudy. 58 degrees. good evening, everyone. thanks for staying with wjz. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. we finally now know how grammy
6:30 pm
award-winning singer amy winehouse died. the medical examiner says it was extreme alcohol poisoning. >> reporter: a british coroner says singer amy winehouse died from drinking too much. the official cause is death by misadventure. the coroner says winehouse voluntarily consumed alcohol and risked the consequences. the 27-year-old grammy award winning artist was found dead at her london home on july 23rd. many had assumed she had overdosed. she battled drug problems for years. but at an inquest wednesday, a patholgist testified, winehouse was more than five times over the legal drunk driving limit when she died. and her parents learned their daughter hit the bottle after being dry for three weeks. >> winehouse's director said that he thought she was sleeping but when he checked on
6:31 pm
her again several hours later, she hadn't moved. >> her doctor told the court, the singer was tipsy but calm the night before she died and talked about her upcoming birthday. the autopsy revealed winehouse was not taking illegal drugs. but doctors say she had huge amounts of alcohol in her system, which might have stopped her breathing and sent her into a coma. a spokesman for the family says winehouse was battling hard to conquer her problems with alcohol and says it's a source of great pain that she could not win. in london, tina kraus, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: winehouse's father is writing a book about the late singer. it is due out in the summer. mary is live in the newsroom with more on what was said in court today. mary? >> reporter: well, jess, former patients called doctors caring and not motivated by money.
6:32 pm
murray died when witnesses told the jury about finding in honor of his father. she murray never would have founded the clinic if he had been greedy. another witness called murray the best doctor she's ever been to. prosecutors say he gave a powerful dose of anesthetic to the singer to help him sleep. >> in california, a jury can take into consideration irk character testimony. police say the 24-year-old dianeus phinnaeus pushed a woman to the ground and took her purse outside a store in glen burnie. officers rushed to the scene and were quickly able to track the suspect down. he faces a number of charges, including armed robbery. scary scene at a mcdonald's. a car plowed into the restaurant's interior playground in berwyn heights.
6:33 pm
no one was seriously hurt. but the driver of the car was taken to the hospital as a precaution. police are still trying to figure out how it happened. the ignition interlock program, which keeps a drunk driver from starting its car is expanding. maryland is targeting more first-time offenders. >> fail this test, and you'll now most likely have to pass this one. >> the embarrassment of having to blow into that thing to start my car would have cured me. >> reporter: judy kressig suffered a brain injury, after she crashed her car while driving drunk. she supports a new maryland state law that expands the system to first-time offenders. >> it will reduce the opportunity for drunk drivers to reoffend. >> reporter: in maryland, 22,000 people were convicted of drunk driving. in 2009, 162 people died in alcohol-related crashes. ignition locks keep drivers who blow positive for alcohol from starting their car.
6:34 pm
>> reporter: they prevent a drunk driver from driving drunk, period. >> reporter: under the new law, interlocks will be mandatory for drivers of .15 or greater. and drivers under 21, caught at .02 or higher. >> it kept me clean and sober. >> reporter: audi johnson credits the interlock with keeping her sober, although as an addict, she hated it. >> it was a money burden. it was a burden to my desire to drink. >> reporter: installing one of these interlock systems in your car isn't cheap. it will cost you about $1,000 a year. >> combine that with the risks you pose on the road, johnson says -- >> so not worth it. drinking and driving is no not -- so not worth it. >> reporter: monique, thank you. maryland police say they plan to increase dui enforcement as well. time now for a look at some of the stories you'll find in the baltimore sun.
6:35 pm
plans to adorn the front of harbor place with a sea serpent are drawing mixed reviews. and catching up with the nationally-ranked towson tigers. remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. he was convicted of operating the largest ponzi scheme in u.s. history. and for swindling some people out of their entire life savings. bernie madoff was sentenced to life in prison. now, for the first time ever, his wife is speaking to cbs's 60 minutes. riewghtsd madoff says she was distraught about her husband's actions. >> i just said, i can't go on anymore. that's when i packed up some things to send to my sons and my grandchildren. >> you can see much more of the exclusive interview with ruth madoff coming up on the cbs evening news with scott pelley at 7:00 p.m. former 60 minutes
6:36 pm
commentator, andy rooney remains in intensive care right now. the 92-year-old developed serious complications following surgery. cbs says his condition is stable. rooney delivered his final social commentary on 60 minutes three weeks ago. if you're planning on getting a flu shot, list know up. it may the no -- may not be as protective as we once thought. bigat shivan has this report. >> excellent, paul. >> reporter: paul witty is here to get the flu shot. in order to keep his nearly 2- year-old twins healthy. >> it's miserable when they're sick. you don't want to be part of it. or part of the reason that they're getting sick. >> reporter: about 100 million americans will get the flu shot this year. but a new study shows it may not be as effective as you think. the study in the journal the lancet, shows over the last four decades, the shot only kept the flu away from healthy adults about 59% of the time.
6:37 pm
but researchers say the nasal spray vaccine for children under 7, wards off the flu 87% of the time. >> young adults and older children have the best immune response to the vaccine. and older patients have always had a weak immune response to the vaccine. >> reporter: the centers for disease control recommends everyone over 6 months old, get vaccinated for the flu. and doctors say this study doesn't change that. >> besides washing hands and general healthcare measures, there is nothing else that will prevent general influenza itself. >> paul says any chance to keep his kids healthy is worth it. >> those are pretty good betting odds. 59%. i know i'd take those odds in vacancy. >> and the effectiveness of the vaccine is always a gamble, since flu strains can change year to year. in new york, bigat shivan, wjz eyewitness news. >> while the study shows the nasal spray is very effective for young kids, the cdc doesn't
6:38 pm
recommend one vaccine over another. >> good reminder. i still need mine. a crash-landing. a small plane came down in a field in texas -- texas. bob turk. rain and cooler terms headed our way. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. wjz 13 is always o. here are the top stories on wjz.com at this hour. for instant updates on all the day's news, and the updated forecast, please log onto wjz.com. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
6:39 pm
6:40 pm
6:41 pm
joy amid sorrow, the death toll in turkey rises after three days. but rescuers continue to find survivors in the rubility. [ baby crying ] >> that infant was rescued after being trapped for days. earlier today, police also found a 25-year-old teacher under what was left of a building. the 7.2 magnitude quake struck three days ago. the death toll is now over 460. new video is released of what is believed to be former libyan dictator moammar gadhafi's funeral. dubai-based alalan tv shows this video. it shows what are believed to be the coffins of gadhafi and his son and his former defense
6:42 pm
minister. this is supposedly a funeral ceremony, near misrata, held yesterday, observe the bodies were buried in unmarked graves. an investigation is under way after a small plane crashes in texas. the plane went down in an open field near eagle mountain lake. the twin-engine plane caught fire after it crashed. it had just taken off from a fort worth air field. two men and a woman on board are not hurt. one customer allegedly fire bombs a taco bell customer in georgia. the taco bell owner says the man called to complain, there was not enough meat in his order. and he threatened to redecorate the building. the investigation is under way. scott pelley has a preview of what's coming up tonight on the cbs evening news. >> federal authorities are calling it the biggest insider trading case ever. we'll have that story. plus, for the first time, we will hear from bernie madoff's
6:43 pm
wife. ruth madoff, in an interview for 60 minutes, revees a reveals a troubling family secret. plus, some soldiers say that the real war begins when they get home. and we will show you a place that helps them heal. those stories tonight on the cbs evening news, from seattle. thanks, scott. here's a look at tonight's closing numbers from wall street. we'll be right back. ♪
6:44 pm
♪ [ male announcer ] combine a pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a pnc performance select checking account and get up to 1.75% cash back for just about every purchase. learn more and apply today at pnc.com/cashbuilder.
6:45 pm
bge's instant discounts got our homeowner to switch to energy star® cfl bulbs. these covered cfls look great and last longer- perfect for 'them hard-to-reach places. 3-way cfls really click with my style. go to participating retailers for bge's instant
6:46 pm
discounts on select cfls. learn to speak the language of energy efficiency at bgesmartenergy.com. heyhey, i go all night long and still save! we could be in store for the next few days. showers have cleared up, at least for now. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. meteorologist tim williams and bob turk will let us know what to expect as we approach the weekend. tell us about it, tim. >> well, we're definitely going to see temperatures cool down. in the short term, temperatures start off in the 50s. not too bad. but it will be overcast. and by the development of the showers and storms rolling through by afternoon, we could see really damp conditions shaping up. 61 degrees by the evening into the afternoon. temperatures could stay pretty level right around 60. but it's going to be rain. expect a damp drive home by the time you're heading in from work. for the next five days, we'll send it in to bob. and tomorrow night gets
6:47 pm
quite chilly. back in the 30s to low 40s. by friday morning, there can be freezing temperatures north and west of the city. and sunshine returns friday. 58, 37. on saturday, looks like another bout of rain. but temperatures holding in the 40s. a chilly day, if the rain actually gets here. it may just stay south and east. but closing to freezing saturday night. chilly with sunshine. 58 sunday. and partly cloudy, 56 on monday. jessica? >> all right. president obama is ruling out -- rolling out another plan to help americans struggling with debt. this time, it's a system for people with crushing student loan payments. for those in debt, the plan reduces payments to 10% of their income after monthly bills and helps them consolidate certain loans with lower interest rates. student loan debt is now higher than credit card debt for most americans. during energy awareness month, the city is trying to make it easier to go green.
6:48 pm
andrea fujii is explaining how several electric charging stations are just the beginning. >> reporter: as the mayor pulls up in an electric car, she now has a way to charge it for free. with a $134,000 maryland energy administration grant, the city has installed one charger in nine different city-owned parking garages. >> three, two, one. >> electric vehicle charging stations ready to support the growing electric vehicle industry, and offer the potential to dis -- displace gasoline usage. >> reporter: more are being produced. and the demand for the zero- emission, nongas guzzlers are rising. >> now, lints , -- residents, business owners, people coming to visit the city who own electric vehicles can park in a city garage and while they're parked here, recharge their electric vehicle. >> reporter: each one charges up to two cars at a time. and though the use of it is free, parking here is not.
6:49 pm
and for some electric cars, it takes up to 10 hours to charge. >> reporter: with a city goal of reducing greenhouse gas pollution by 20% by 2015, city leaders say these are just a start. >> it's going to be easier and easier for electric vehicle owners to actually recharge their vehicles. >> reporter: within the next year, they plan to add 50 more free charging stations. andrea fujii, eyewitness news. >> tonight, the list of parking garages with those new charges, visit wjz.com and click on local news. back to work for the ravensa they look to recover from monday night's horrible loss. >> mark is live from owings mills with the very latest from mills with the very latest from this [ female announcer ] can a health insurance company be ahead of the curve and still completely behind you? dave thinks so. he's putting two kids through college. ♪ and aetna's payment estimator
6:50 pm
lets him compare in-network specialists and out-of-pocket costs. ♪ so he knows what to expect before getting the bill. money saved. ♪ see the savings. aetna.com. aetna. know more. get better.
6:51 pm
6:52 pm
mark is live at the ravens training complex, for the wjz the fan sports report. hey, mark. >> hi, guys. yeah, it was an extended practice for the ravens today. they were out there for quite a while,a they prepare for the arizona cardinals who come to town sunday. the talk is moving beyond that loss monday night and preparing for this next game. we were eager today to hear from ravens' running back ray rice. now, he had his worst game in the season in jacksonville
6:53 pm
monday night. and did not speak to reporters after that game. now, i did speak with rice after practice today. he admits he had a frustrating monday night, but blames no one but himself for how it all went down. and rice tells me, he's going to continue to step up as a leader on offense to help turn things around. >> i'm going to be one of the guys that bring this offense back together. you know, i'm not going to be a guy that points fingers. we're all in this together. you know, we all were there monday night. we all know what happens. we didn't execute. and that's not going to be me. but yeah. i'm going to be one of the guys to pull this thing back together. and i'm proud to say that i know i'm going to help do it. >> also today, i asked joe flacco about his leadership after a rough game. and flacco tells me, his message to his teammates is to block out all of the criticism, play together, go out and have fun. now, when arizona comes to town, looks like they'll have their starting running back,
6:54 pm
beanie wells. and it was feared he was done for the season with a right knee injury. wells says he thinks he's going to be able to play with the ravens. if for any reason he cannot go, former raven chester taylor is among the defense to replace him. there's baseball news, as the scheduled world series game in st. louis tonight has been postponed because of rain. so the cardinals and texas rangers will try it again tomorrow night. tectiontexas leads three games to two in the series. one win away from what would be their first win in the championship. he hit three home runs in game 3 of this series. so the rangers, understandably, have been pitching to puholsince. rangers know not to mess with a hot hitter. >> it's one of the best players and hitters in the game. and it's important in that lineup to drive in their runs.
6:55 pm
you know, i just don't think any manager, when games are whittling down. >> reporter: after that game 3, the cardinals have lost their bat. game 6 tonight. they'll try it again tomorrow. we'll have more on the ravens tonight at 11:00. live from here at the team complex. we'll send it back to you for now. >> okay. thank you very much, mark. thank you very much, mark. we'll see yo,,,,,,,,,,
6:56 pm
for a great vacation you can't beat mississippi. sure you can, it's called louisiana. hang on, florida's where folk's want to be. that's only until they get a taste of alabama hospitality. we can't agree on which state's best, but we can agree on one thing,
6:57 pm
wherever you vacation in the gulf, you'll have a great time. great seafood, beautiful beaches and fun for the whole family. we've got intimate bed and breakfast right on the water. cafe's with views of the gulf. go blue water fishing, ride a kayak, or just enjoy the world's best weather and soak up the world's best sun. we've gone all out to make this year the best ever. and we are 100% open for business. you mean 100% open for fun. here in the best part of the gulf. louisiana, florida, alabama, mississippi. this could go on for a while.
6:58 pm
don't miss the cbs primetime lineup. followed by eyewitness news at 11:00. forget about sea shells. something a little more interesting washed up on a beach in florida. that can be kind of scary. an 8-foot-tall lego man appeared. he is made of fierve glass. it is unclear how he got there. but i'm guessing it was placed there. he didn't swim there. >> and he's in perfect position. >> yes, he is. that's it for us tonight. we'll be back at 11:00. i'm jessica kartalija. >> for bob and mark, i'm vic carter. don't go away.
6:59 pm
much more ahead on the cbs evening news with scott pelley, who is >> pelley: tonight, prosecutors say they have busted the inside man in an inside trading case. rajat gupta is accused of feeding secret information to a hedge fund tycoon, who made a fortune at the expense of ordinary investors. bob orr is covering. for the first time, the wife of bernie madoff speaks out. >> we decided to kill ourselves because it was-- it was so horrendous what was happening. >> pelley: morley safer has the story for "60 minutes." rising tuition costs are driving students deeper into debt. dean reynolds tells us why some believe it will only get worse. and in a state with high unemployment, ben tracy on why there are thousands of jobs with no workers to fill them.

110 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on