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controversial robocall election night. derek valcourt is covering this. >> reporter: henson is pointing the finger in this case. originally, bob ehrlich's campaign had blamed julius henson for the legal troubles related to that robocall. now on trial, henson blames the ehrlich campaign. >> reporter: political consultant julius henson admits he wrote the now-infamous robocall, suggesting that they need not vote because governor o'malley had already won. >> we're okay. relax. >> the calls did not say don't vote. the calls did not say the election is over. >> reporter: the robocall also did not require the legally required tag line, identifying that it was really from the ehrlich campaign. henson told wjz today, he blames ehrlich's campaign for that omission. >> i told them to put the tag on it. they refused. i sent it to someone else for a
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second look. they still refused. so why was a responsible for a decision that was not mine to make? >> reporter: his defense says henson had been thrown under the buzz and left holding the bag by the ehrlich campaign for the robocall that henson insists was not intended to suppress voter turnout. >> and i said all along that was the purpose of the call in the first place was to motivate, persuade people to go vote. the state's own witness put on a witness that said they did exactly that. >> reporter: but prosecutor says suppressing votes was henson's idea and intention all along and say henson should be held accountable, along with henson's campaign manager, paul schurick. >> reporter: wednesday, they will hear from the woman whose voice was in that call. rhonda russell will take the stand. she has been given immunity, in exchange for her testimony. we're live at the courthouse. wjz eyewitness news.
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>> henson faces two charges relating to lack of authority on the line of the robocall, and two charges related to voter fraud. emergency construction on the jfx is about to expand dramatically. all northbound lanes will be closed overnight, starting thursday. sky eye chopper 13 is live over 83, as crews work to stabilize the ground under the payment pavement. then they will start fixing pipes tacould cause a major sink hole. mike hellgren will have a closer look at what is wrong. >> denise, take some alternate routes, if you can, overnight. there will be a lot of digging. and eventually, there will likely be closures in both the north and southbound lanes. >> reporter: making their case. opening statements in the trial of a political operative -- >> all right. we had some wrong video there. but northbound lanes will close, starting thursday night, at 10:00. all the way through until 4:00
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in the morning, the next morning. and it will do that until next monday. and it could last longer than that. the southbound lanes will close two of those lanes will close and it will only be one lane of traffic getting by. and that's because they've got to shore up some unstable ground in an unelevated portion of the jfx. let's go to the package. >> reporter: sky eye chopper 13 shows you the repairs under way on the jfx. and yore night, the -- overnight, the situation will soon get worse for drivers, when northbound lanes close, starting thursday, from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. southbound will be down to one lane and could also close in the future. frustrating some. >> especially people who work at night. so it's going to cause a lot -- what about emergency vehicles. people who go to work. it's going to cause a real big headache. especially on taxpayer dollars. >> reporter: the multimillion dollar, showed a routine inspection showed cracks.
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crews need to drill on the road and inject material inside to stabilize it before repairing broken pipes. frank murphy says the real digging has to it start. >> we haven't gotten down low to see what's exactly in there. but we have to know that there is soft soil. we always knew that this was going to be part of the work. >> reporter: right now, the northbound closures are scheduled through monday, but could last longer. and southbound lanes may eventually close. >> reporter: these closures will be a regular feature overnight, for the foreseeable future, for at least a number of weeks. >> reporter: the northbound detour will take you from the 28th exit to sissen street. and onto 29th and back and the jfx. >> i plan to just leave a little early. i mean, it is what it is. if they gotta fix it, they gotta fix it. >> reporter: and they say they will try to minimize the delays during big events like o's games and the preakness. reporting live along the jfx. mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right, thank you, mike.
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this is the first time all lanes of the jfx will be shut down in 25 years. an investigation is under way right now, after a man is killed by a marc train in baltimore county. police found the victim shortly after 7:00 a.m. in the rosedale area. he was struck by a train traveling southbound, near schaefer's lane, and north creek road. police are awaiting autopsy results as they investigate what happened. the crime stunned the city. a 14-year-old girl shot to death. her friends try to hide her body. now, those friends plead guilty to their roles. jessica is live in the newsroom. >> reporter: according to our media partner, the two friends of monae turnage admit their roles in juvenile court. police say they were playing with a gun and shot her in the chest. they then hid her body under a pile of trash in the northeast baltimore alley. the 13-year-old tendered an admission to the charge of involuntary manslaughter. the 12-year-old boy admitted to being an accessory to the crime. a sentencing hearing for the teens will be held this month.
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>> family members found the body when monet first went missing. in just over an hour, president obama will address the nation. from afghanistan. the president made a surprise visit. this comes on the first anniversary on the death of osama bin laden. a short time ago, the president and afghan president, signed an agreement, setting terms for when ups forces pull out in 2014. and on the anniversary of seal team 6, taking out osama bin laden, the threat of terrorism remains. and mary joins us now with more. >> a terrorism expert tells me, while al qaeda is still a threat. home-grown terrorism presents a real danger in the short term. >> reporter: on the evening of may 1st last year, navy seals killed osama bin laden, when they stormed his secret compound in pakistan. the u.s. government says it is a crippling blow to al qaeda that is still being felt today. >> they're struggling to
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attract new recruits. morale is low. in short, they're struggling badly. >> who is the biggest enemy of the u.s.? >> i think frankly, it's home- grown terrorism. >> reporter: michael greng greenberg tells me, the rest of five men near cleveland, who plotted to blow up a bridge, is an example of our country's true achilles heel. >> it demonstrates time and time again, that the foremost problem we have, that the people who develop rogue mentalities. >> reporter: and sometimes, they are tied like majid khan. before he was caught by the u.s. government, he was plotting to blow up water supplies. >> i think the federal government has been very effective in calling that out and watching that. but the question is, how long can you keep all of these balls juggling in the air? it only takes one mistake and it will be a calamity.
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>> reporter: in response to the anniversary of osama bin laden's death. security officers are using more scrutiny as they monitor more flights into the u.s. today. >> thank you, mary. maryland's highest court labels pit bulls dangerous. the ruling sparks a heated debate, putting people, trying to protect animals, and children against each other. we'll is live. adam may has -- wjz is live. adam may has reaction. >> reporter: this is generating hundreds of comments on news articles on the internet. there is no question that in the past, pit bulls have killed people. the problem is, folks just don't agree on what to do about it or who is to blame. >> reporter: five years ago this week, dominic seleski, almost bled to death after he was attacked by a neighbor's pit bull in towson. >> they tackled him, got him to the ground. and ultimately, it got him in the femmorral artery. >> reporter: ever since, dominic's mom has been in a legal battle. trying to sue for negligence. on friday, the high court ruled
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they can move forward. it is no longer necessary to prove that individual dog is dangerous. >> >> because of people like my who are mauled. it's all about accountability. >> it's racial profiling in a way. >> reporter: pit bull advocates, outraged by the ruling. >> you can't look at the characteristics of a dog and determine whether or not that dog is going to be aggressive or not. >> reporter: shelters, already packed with pit bulls, fear another influx of the dogs. >> we have been getting a lot of phone calls from people who are being threaten bide their landlords to be evict federal they don't get -- rid of their animal. >> if people are turn their dogs over to the shelters because they have the kind ever accountability that is necessary for owning this type of dog, then that's where they should be. i don't want those types of dogs out there. and i would not want people out there that are not that committed. >> reporter: and the statistics for pit bulls are all over the
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place. it's hard to nail down exact studies. i found one study that said pit bulls are no more likely to be involved in fatal attacks than any other breed. but there's a statement from cdc they that says pit bulls definitely the most dangerous. reporting live, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> okay, adam. thank you. out of the headlines. for months, the occupy wall street movement is making noise again. the organization is holding mayday rallies across the nation. including here in mceldon square and downtown. you can see dozens of protestors are calling for economic equality. we'll have more on the national protests coming up at 6:30. after a brief hiatus, pring is back. live look outside now. temperatures climbing around 80 degrees. and this may be just the beginning. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. meteorologist bernadette woods and bob turk are updating the conditions. and the chance for rain. >> had a little rain move across the region quickly. take a look at radar. some clouds, but no precipitation.
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however, when we hope and go out to the west, yes, there's rain down across portions of ohio. some of this may move closer to our region tomorrow. so we will put in a risk, maybe a shower or even a thundershower, tomorrow afternoon. temperatures tomorrow, look like they will be a little cooler than today. but right now, look at this. 80 degrees. 76, ocean city. with a little breeze off the ocean there. still 82 in cumberland. but today's temps, running, whoa, 19 degrees warmer than yesterday at this time. ocean city, 23 degrees warmer. and elkton, 22 degrees warmer. as i said, looks a little cooler tomorrow. but we do have a chance of get something rain. bernadette has a look at temperatures for april and that rainfall. bernadette? >> that's right. now that it's may 1st, we decided to look back at april. it is such a warm day out here. this month was a warm one. about 1.6 degrees above average. not quite as drastic as march was. but it makes it the 15th month in a row, with temperatures above average. pretty incredible. we have to go back to january
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of 2011 to go below average. now, as far as rainfall goes, that was below average. we have been tracking this all month long. wjz drought watch continues to track these numbers for the month. we were 1.2 inches below average. for the year. that makes it 4.33 inches below average. so we do have a few chances for showers coming up over the next few days. we'll have that forecast coming up. back inside. >> okay. thank you, bernadette and bob. a maryland teen is being hailed a hero tonight. for helping save his neighbors from a house fire. hugs of gratitude for 16- year-old justin bowman. he banged on a door to get their attention and managed to get them to safety. the cause of the fire is under investigation. >> now, that's a good neighbor. >> yeah. glad he was there. >> yeah. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. i'm mike schuh, at arundel mills. the traffic round-abouts here were just built a couple of years ago. so why is the new casino
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offering $5 million to totally rebuild them? you'll be interested in the answer when we return. the state rests its case against two jewish brothers accused of beating an african american teenager. i'm weijia jiang, at the courthouse, with how soon we could expect a verdict next. a maryland county, caught -- top forbes list of wealthiest counties in the u.s. i'm jessica kartalija, i'll have more straight ahead. turn the ac back on. much warmer weather moving back in. don't miss the updated first warning weather forecast. ,,,,,,,,
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it is 80 degrees. partly sunny and central maryland now. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. the trial resumes for the baltimore brothers accused of attacking an african american teenager, during their patrol of a northwest baltimore neighborhood. wjz is live at mitchell courthouse. weijia jiang has more on today's testimony. weijia? >> reporter: denise, it was a dramatic day in court. then the state rested its case. depending on how long the defense takes to respond, we could have a verdict as early as tomorrow. >> reporter: moments after the state rested its case against the werdesheim brothers, the defense lawyers asked the judge to acquit them of all charges. the request denied. 24-year-old eliayahu werdesheim, and 21-year-old avi are accused of beating osbee.
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the six-day trial has already included several dramatic moments. this morning, a woman watching the proceedings fainted and fell to the ground. avi vi, a trained emt, rushed to her side, until help came. and last week, asbee got out of his care while he was on the witness stand, and an in an initial emotional outburst, said, quote, i don't want to testify, i want all the charges to be dropped. end quote. >> if the victim of a crime does not want this thing to go forward, most typically, the prosecutors drop it. >> reporter: but prosecutors barreled forward anyway. relying on other testimony. one key witness, a retired navy seal said he saw the brothers follow the teen in their car, telling him, "you don't belong around here ." he also said osbee looked pethere trified. that story corroborates what osbee told police during the investigation. but in its defense, they say osbee struck first. many in the community who believe the violence was
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racially-moltivated are closely watching. >> the general public should know that rightiousness will prevail in this case. >> reporter: and the defense will begin to call witnesses tomorrow. the judge will make a ruling as there is no jury in this case. live in downtown baltimore, weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you, week a. the werdesheims face multiple charges, including assault and false imprisonment. a teenage boy is recovering after being stabbed several times in baltimore county. the 17-year-old flagged down in edgewood, saying he was visiting a friend when he was attacked by several people he didn't know. police are looking for suspects. forbes released the list of wealthiest counties. and one of the top five is right in our backyard. wjz is live. jessica kartalija has more on the county being recognized. >> that would be howard county, vic. who has once again made forbes list of wealthiest counties in the country. >> reporter: mumbles and squeaks is a fun little shop on main street in historic ellicott city in howard county.
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just ranked by forbes magazine, as one of the top five wealthiest counties in the country, again. >> what an honor to be chosen so many consecutive years in a row. and it's very helpful, obviously, to the demographic. >> reporter: foreigns ranked howard county fifth, based on median household incomes. loudoun county, virginia, was on top. followed by the city of falls church, virginia, fairfax county, and los alamos county in new mexico. >> according to forbes, the median household income here in howard county is $103,000. >> we're a safe community. we've got a great quality of life. and we put a huge priority on education. >> reporter: forbes also cites howard county's close proximity to washington, d.c. and baltimore, as being a prime location for working families. >> what we have here is highly educated people with good jobs. and in many cases, two-income- earning families. >> reporter: investing in future generations is what those who live and work here says keeps howard county at the
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top of the list time and again. >> just all around positive. >> reporter: this is the 7th year in a row that howard county has been on forbes as one of the best places to live. jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news. kai? >> okay, jessica. thank you. the city of fairfax,a virginia secures the spot as the 8th wealthiest county in the u.s. >> here comes summer. we're almost there. >> close. close. >> felt like it. >> it's not going to last forever. we've got warm temps. we'll talk about that. take a look right now. it's still warm out there. 80 degrees. but we do see a few changes coming up. west winds at 6. but it's also dried out, completely. humidity is way down to 42%. the dew point at 55. we'll come back and take a look at the wednesday forecast after this. ♪
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okay. we have been waiting for this. there's a peek of the sun. should be setting in about an hour or so, hour and a half. >> around 8:00 tonight. not too bad. we had sun and clouds. and this morning, shower activity moved quickly through the area. tomorrow afternoon, there may be another shower threat. not huge. but maybe some areas will get a shower. perhaps even a thundershower. but should be cooler tomorrow than today.
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i'll show you why in just a minute. take a look now. pleasant afternoon. getting really warm. 80 now in the airport. 61 in oakland. and 83 still in pax river, ocean city. 76, 78. and cooler now by the bay. annapolis and kent island down to 72. 83 degrees today. 58 this morning. a very warm night. 70-french. for what we normally expect on this date. and the records, 1985. 89 in 1876. long time ago. 34 degrees. right now, very light west winds. during the day, we had a nice little breeze coming down the mountains. and what that did, essentialitily, was to start to dry the air out. and also increase the temperatures. as the elevation changes from 3,000 feet down towards sea level areas. 500 feet or so. temperatures start going up. that's why we get so warm dayed it. dried out. winds tomorrow, are going to start shifting more to the
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southeast. off the ocean in the bay. and that should keep temperatures down over much of the region. four, five, maybe six degrees over what we had today. showers morning, the bulk of them to our north this morning. we missed -- not a whole lot of it. they opened at 7/100ths of an inch. another batch of showers developing over the ohio valley. some of these might make it into our region tomorrow afternoon. we have a risk of picking up much more needed rain. going to get warm again. thursday and friday, back into the 80s. maybe even mid- to upper 80s by the end of the week. threat for showers, mainly to our north. but there could be a shower yet on thursday. southeast winds on the bay, 5 to 10 knots. bay temp, getting a little warmer. at 59 degrees. about the same as the ocean. by the way. 58 for the low. increasing clouds with mild conditions tomorrow. shower, maybe a thundershower in the afternoon. all depends how much sun we get. 76. maybe 79 or 80. if we get a few hours of sun.
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and it will be a little more humid tomorrow than it was today. >> ooh. >> thank you, bob. still to come on wjz eyewitness news. caught on tape. two men trapped people inside a bar and set it on fire. find out why, and see what happens. [ chanting ] >> mayday protests across the nation. more on what the groups are calling for. economic up, imagine live-- coming up, imagine living with an illness, knowing the suffering could be managed. but what could help is illegal. >> were you concerned that you were going to go to jail? >> should medical maryland be allowed in maryland? >> but we don't want to ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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we're not far from 6:30. it's 80 degrees and partly cloudy. good evening, everyone. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. on the anniversary of the death of osama bin laden, a plot to blow up a bridge in ohio. but federal averages were in on the plan, and arrested the suspects, all american.
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teresa garcia reports for wjz, with more on their plans. >> reporter: fbi averages arrested five men, who they say tried to blow up a bridge in the suburbs of cleveland. >> the coconspirators entered it into the two ivs. and attempted to remotely detonate the devices. >> reporter: the fbi started investigating the men last october, after getting a tip. the group allegedly researched various targets before picking the bridge. then an undercover agent sold them two inoperable explosive devices. >> i want to stress. and we all want to stress up here that at no time during the course of the investigation was the public ever in danger. >> reporter: the suspects are in their 20s and 30s. they're all self-described anarchists, with no ties to international terrorism. >> reporter: the threat we face is a diverse one. that terrorism can come in many hues and from many homelands. >> reporter: investigators say the men wanted to make a statement against corporate america. they face charms of conspiracy
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and trying to use explosives to damage property, affecting interstate commerce. teresa garcia, wjz eyewitness news. >> as we told you, the arrest of those suspects in ohio, comes on the anniversary of special forces taking out osama bin laden in pakistan. as president obama has been telling you -- wjz has been telling you, president obama signedap agreement, laying out the groundwork to pull out forces by 2014. the president will talk about the progress in afghanistan and the overall war on terror. you may watch it live here on wjz. the occupy wall street movement is once again making itself heard, holding protests across the nation. mary is live in the newsroom with more. >> when occupy camps were dismantled last fall, leaders planned a major return may 1st, mayday. [ chanting ] >> reporter: from new york to
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san francisco, organizers of the various dem straidles, strike in act of civil disobedience. their message remains the same. calling for equality for all. and across the world, mayday protests threw tens of thousands into the street. most calling for improved worker rights. denise? >> thank you, mary. in recent years, mayday protests focus on immigration rights. >> maryland's largest casino. what began today will handle the increased traffic it will bring to the arundel mills area. for the first time ever, a developer is investing millions of dollars in public roads to help ease the congestion. >> casino carpeting rolls out as we see the plans to keep cars rolling outside. >> this will be the first one in maryland. >> reporter: he's talking about this, a type of high-volume intersection and off-ramp on the road to the casino, where it hits the parkway. there are two large traffic
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circles. a place, where right now, traffic can pile up. imagine what it will be like, once 2,000 additional cars per hour arrive. so without this... >> we would have had severe backups. >> reporter: now, as part of the deal to allow the casino to be built? the developer had to rebell this off-ramp and 16 smaller sections nearby. $5 million for public roads, paid for by the casino. >> $5 million is a lot of money. >> it is. it is. and if this project had to be funded, it would take a decade to get done. >> it's commonplace for developers to get the project approved to have to do some road work. but a project this big, it's unprecedented in maryland. >> the state required the casino to handle not only the extra traffic caused by their customers, but big enough to handle by any developer. >> this traffic improvement was the cost of admission. >> absolutely.
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the state and the county were smart. and they used their leverage on the project to currently us to -- you know, to make improvements in the area. >> reporter: mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. >> the casino opens june 6th. the interchange will be completed before then. more problems for the baltimore grand prix. the new group organizing the event may be out. according to our media partner, the baltimore sun, downforce racing. the teens and city officials chose to manage the race, is dealing with internal conflicts. now, indy car says that leaders of the racing series, quote, are currently visiting with new potential partners and promoters to help with the labor day race. maryland's attorney general wants to stop a court ruling, striking down part of a state law, allowing police to take dna samples from people charged with crimes. the state court of appeals ruled that it's unconstitutional to take a darn sample without a search warrant. this has angered anti-crime activists, include attorney
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general doug gansler. >> what they have said is that the mere taking of a swab like that, with a q-tip, and then comparing it to known dna samples is unconstitutional. but the problem is, of course, that was no different than taking fingerprints. no different than strip searches. no different than taking blood. all of which are permissibleurn the fourth amendment. >> if the maryland court of appeals does not overturn its decision, attorney general doug gansler says he will take his to the court. a good kid buys marijuana on the street. what would make him do that? he's in the fight of his life and wants you to know why he's breaking the law. >> reporter: they believe lighting up marijuana will help save their lives. >> i spend roughly a week in the hospital every month. >> reporter: no ordinary high. >> it's just as useful to me as chemotherapy. >> reporter: 22-year-old
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phillip wiener is battling a rare type of stage 4 cancer. the symptoms are brutal. >> what does the marijuana do for you? >> helps me with my appetite, nausea, sleep, some of the pain that i have. >> reporter: so you're fighting this? >> yes. with everybody that i have. >> reporter: before he got sick, phillip worked and went to clem. he loved snowboarding, hiking and photography. an eagle scout, he was the last person you would expect to break the law. but cancer changed that. >> is it difficult for you to make the decision to purchase it and to use it? >> absolutely. it scares me every day to have to go out on the black market and look for it, and b, have a potential threat of arrest. >> reporter: last december, that's exactly what happened, during a routine traffic stop in montgomery county. the officer searched phillip's car, and discovered a bag of marijuana and a pipe. >> i couldn't imagine what going to jail would be like. >> there's no reason that somebody like phillip should spend the night in jail, hire an attorney and go to court, simply to use his medicine.
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>> reporter: since medical marijuana is illegal in maryland, it's hard to say exactly how many people use it. but phillip's lawyer says there are thousands. >> reporter: the patients know they're breaking the law. guthe greater good is -- but the greater good is the preservation of their own house. >> despite the disease, multiple sclerosis, and glaucoma, each year, maryland lawmakers won't allow them to buy t. >> we don't want to be considered a criminal. >> reporter: montel williams lobbied to legalize it. he wants wants to use it to counter m.s. >> i have been living with neuropathic pain in my lower extremities, my face and my side, for 10 years, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, period. it doesn't go away. >> reporter: the mayo clinic and others know it works. but opponents worry that
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legalizing marijuana sends the wrong message. >> i don't care if it's for medical use or personal use. when you smoke pot, you get high. and when you get high, you are impaired. >> reporter: people who are suffering ask others to understand, it helps them eat and sleep ask survive. >> so marijuana is keeping you alive? >> yes. and that in combination with other medications. that's what's keeping me alive. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: it is important to note that montel williams is part owner of a marijuana dispensary in sacramento. and his name is on a license application for a dispensary in washington. the use of the drug is legal to varying degrees in 16 states and in washington, d.c. time now for a quick look at some of the fors you'll find in the baltimore sun. a developer's plans to demolish the mechanics theater and the future for the site. they may have a few football coach. but penn state is following a new recruiter and recruiting
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heavily in maryland. for these stories and a lot more, read tomorrow's baltimore sun. and remember to look for the updated weather forecast. governor o'malley is once again pushing for putting salad bars in public schools. along with representatives from hbo and whole foods, the let's move salad bars to schools program has been launched at calvin rodwell elementary today. in addition to calvin, nine other schools in the city will have salad bars installed by september. we need a salad bar here on tv hill. >> yes, we do. and ranch dressing. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. demolition derby. using a tank to take down a house. find out why. caught in the crossfire. who a 2-year-old shot. who police are looking for. bob turk. first warning weather center. looks like more warm conditions headed our way. i'll have the exclusive first warning fike. and wjz 13 is always on. here are the top stories at wjz.com at this hour.
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a 2-year-old is hit and killed the little girl was playing in the front yard of her home,
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when an argument broke out in front of the house. the fight escalated into gunfire. and the toddler was struck by a bullet. residents say it is the third shooting in the area within the last year. police are searching for the gunman. surveillance video catches two men setting a bar on fire in houston. the footage shows the men barricading inside. dousing the fuel and setting it ablaze. no one was injured. police say they have identified one of the men on the tape. both men remain at large. massive flames engulf an abandoned mi in massachusetts. black smoke clouds could be seen for miles. it's not clear how it started. but fire officials say, the fire appears to be suspicious. the cause is under investigation. one family calls in a tank, to do the dirty work on their home in minnesota. this 150-year-old home was set for demolition. and the owners did not want it to go down quietly. a tank smashed through the old house and destroyed it in about
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25 minutes. it was one of the town's oldest homes. the owners lived there for 20 years and had just moved out the day before. thank goodness. looks like they were planning to do something with the property, too. scott wely has a preview of what is coming up on the cbs evening news. president obama makes a trip to afghanistan on the anniversary of the killing of osama bin laden. we'll have that tonight on the cbs evening news. and here's a look at wall street. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] at southwest airlines, we're always looking for new ways to make you happy. and we know what really makes you happy are new places to fly. now you can fly southwest airlines' new nonstop service from bwi airport to atlanta. book all of our destinations only at southwest.com.
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it is the first day of may. temperatures have been climbing. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. meteorologist bernadette woods and bob turk are updating a steamy forecast. first, happy mayday, bernadette. >> well, happy mayday to you, too. for tomorrow's forecast, a couple of changes around here. going to bring us a couple of showers. maybe a thunderstorm or two. starting during those overnight hours and continuing on and off through the day tomorrow. but as far as temperatures go, we're still in the upper 70s. and we start to drop and dry out somewhat tomorrow evening. for the rest of the five-day,
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here's bob. well, warm temperatures. look at these numbers. by the end of the week. mid- to upper 80s. some spots could get close to 90. slight chance of showers tomorrow and on thursday. and it warms up again. for the weekend, looks like it will cool us down, after maybe a chance of a late shower saturday. down to 75. very pleasant, looks like, sunday. denise? >> thank you, bob. stir style to come tonight. ravens coach, john harbaugh tries to set the record straight. >> mark has the nfl reaction next in sports. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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well, some attention. mark is here with the wjz the fan sports report. >> john harbaugh has said something everybody has said. but when you're a coach and you say it, you gotta deal with it. >> john harbaugh singled out the new england patriots who five years ago, were caught illegally videotaping opposing coaches. harbaugh said the patriots' super bowl titles have an asterisk and are, quote, stained. the comments further stir the rivalry. the ravens lost the afc title game there in january. harbaugh issued a statement, to clarify his comments, saying he was speaking of perception, not meaning to discredit, coach bill belichick for his accomplishment.
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ted brewski is now a commentator on espn. he reacted today. >> and the shot at coach belichick, i don't understand because when coach harbaugh was interviewing for the job in baltimore, it was coach belichick that vouched for him. okay? so there's a little bit of loyalty that coach harbaugh needs to learn. >> today, harsh baugh also --ular baugh also reached out to belichick. baseball news, oriole legend, brooks robinson has postponed the unveiling of his statue at camden yards because of health reasons. scheduled for may 12th, the ceremony is now moved to september 29th. robinson says the delay is due to his health. but he does look forward to being there in september. still looking for the first win over the yankees this year. series win. mark teixeira's bounding ball
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towards first base, appears foul but is ruled fair by umpire bob davidson. showalter begs to differ, but as is usually the case, the calm -- call will stand. later in the inning, eric chavez launches a two-run home run. those two runs would be the only runs allowed pie hamill in a strong start. but it ends up a 2-1 orioles defeat. o's are 0-4 this season. after yet another close loss. >> i think it's pretty positive game to pull out of this. you know, although we lost, it is what it is. we still got a lot of baseball to play. and i think we're not being taken too lightly anymore. the close call also included an attempt by nick markakis to score, when a pitch got away at home plate. but the o's begin tonight, now in second place, one game behind tampa bay. lefty brian matusz is the o's starter tonight. still looking for his first win of the season. in fact, he hasn't earned a win
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since last june. the yankees go with right- hander hughes. nolan reimold has a back injury but is expected to return friday. first pitch at 7:05 on masn. finally, paramedics called to the new york knicks locker room, after their play-off loss in miami. nicks forward amare stod fire, frustrated after defeat, punched the glass encasement of a fire extinguisher. he's expected to miss the next game. miami leads two games to none in the series. but as one new york paper puts it, it's not the heat, it's the stupidity. >> wow. they never cut themselves in the movie. >> but it's real. >> thank you, mark. be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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don't miss the cbs primetime lineup tonight at 10:00. it's a new episode of the hit drama, unforgettable. followed by eyewitness news at 11:00. a case of snail mail.
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a man gets a postcard, more than a half century after it's sent. scott mcmurray's mom promised to write when she went on vacation in 1957. but he never got it. somehow it ended up in daytona early this year. the recipient tracked down mcmurray and he finally got the card. it is not clear what caused the 55-year delay. mcdonald's was super sizing today for the olympic games. the world's largest mickey d's. it will be about half the length of a football field. it will be made out of recyclable materials. and will be aimed at making kids healthier. that's it for everybody. >> thanks for watching, wjz, maryland's news station. don't go >> pelley: tonight, the president's secret trip to afghanistan. he sets the time frame for u.s.
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support and will address the nation. norah o'donnell has breaking news. on the first anniversary of the killing of bin laden, a question for the man who ran the mission. was there ever a notion of capturing osama bin laden in this mission? >> yes. >> pelley: the f.b.i. says anarchists tried to blow up this ohio bridge. john miller has details. which way is the economy heading? rebecca jarvis has new evidence. and the life and times of mike wallace memorialized today. >> mike loved being mike wallace. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. president obama will address the nation shortly from afghanistan. he made an unannounced trip there today on the first anniversary of the killing of osama bin laden. mr. obama and the afghan president signed acu

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