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>> mrs.wjz tv, wjz hd, and w jz. com. baltimore. >> from the city to the counties to your neighborhood. now it's complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> full speed ahead. the baltimore grand prix is back on track with one of the biggest names in racing behind the wheel. >> their grand plan for race weekend and the multiyear contract just approved. >> here's what people are talking about tonight. >> world famous race car driver michael andretti stepping in to save the baltimore grand prix and he's sure it will be a success. baltimore city has just given his company the green flag. >> reporter: after many twisted turns, the baltimore grand prix is
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officially back on. the city board of estimates approves a new deal with new groups. >> we've believed in the city for a long time. this is a world-class that deserves world-class events. >> the new organizers are well aware of last year's race managers went broke failing to pay the city and numerous local contractors. up until andretti. >> we are going to make sure we get everybody behind this thing. we are going to help them. instead of it being a hindrance, we are going to help. >> the new contract with ayers and up front payment for city services and guarantees admission and a amusement tax payments. >> you believe baltimore could be the second best indie rice. why is that? >> if you look at how huge it was last year, it's an amazing event. that was the first year. >> last year's race brought 160,000 spectators to downtown baltimore. an economic impact of almost $50 million filling city and
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state with almost $2 million each. >> race fans, race drivers. looking forward it being a success. >> this deal pretty much guarantees the race will be in baltimore for five years but michael andretti believes it could be here for 20 or more. adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> the race with a place at labor day weekend. tippett -- tickets go on sale may 28. >> and mta maintenance truck collided with a train during rush hour. one passenger went to the hospital with minor injuries. service was delayed for a couple hours but the trains are moving again tonight. >> tops cameras and the right to videotape police. tonight the feds tell baltimore police they must respect citizens right. the controversy started with a woman's arrest caught on tape by a bystander. wjz life. the harsh warning for the department tonight. >> the department of justice has filed this 11 page letter
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warning the baltimore city police department that their policy involving citizens videotaping officers is inadequate. >> reporter: a violent arrest on tape. police deleted the video from chris sharp's phone. >> the guy actually said, that's what you get for taping it. >> he's suing police for violating his first amendment rights. now the department of justice is weighing in saying city officers should be advised not to threaten, intimidate, or otherwise discourage an individual from recording police officer enforcement activities or intentionally block or obstruct cameras. city police implemented new guidelines, but a month later wjz obtained this video. police never told a man to stop recording button threatened to arrest him for loitering.
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>> turned around and walk. >> a doj letter cites this case calling out officers for looking for other law violations to force iran to stop recording them. >> we've got to make sure the police are properly trained on what rights they must protect as opposed to intruding. >> the attorney says police policy must be more precise. >> i think they need fairly specific guidelines in terms of space and conduct. >> so incidents like this don't happen again. >> the department of justice warns that officers do not have the right to damage or delete video without a warrant. live at police headquarters, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you. baltimore city police would not talk about the doj letter saying they don't comment on pending litigation. rogue addicts from across the country got any baltimore county bill mill. our cameras were there last night as officers raided the healthy life clinic in your -- in loser
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though. the multimillion dollar operation provided people with false prescriptions for oxycontin and other painkillers. officers arrested two people last night but we are told more arrests are possible. >> evidence of a struggle. they represent the controversy over a shooting. medical records could help george zimmerman. >> reporter: new details emerging about the struggle between george zimmerman and trayvon martin that ended with the unarmed teen's death from a single gunshot wants last february. zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder. he said he fires in self- defense. new evidence includes state crime analysis of his close, including gunpowder residue suggesting he and zimmerman were just inches apart. there are also two surveillance videos, one from the convenience store martin visited before the shooting, the other from the clubhouse of the gated community where he died. a source told cbs news and unreleased please report noted zimmerman sweatshirt had grass stains and was wet on the back
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and zimmerman's medical report from the day after the shooting lists a broken nose, two black eyes, and a cut on the back of his head. internet -- injuries not apparent in this police video taken minutes after the shooting. a family attorney says she's not convinced. >> i'm not saying he didn't have the broken nose. i'm saying this was documented the next day by a family physician. we don't know where those injuries came from. >> a zimmerman's lawyer says there's more to his defense. >> it's only small part. you cannot look at it individually. you've got to look at the whole picture. >> a first responder told cbs news he and others saw once on martin's knuckles suggesting the team had thrown the punch. wjz eyewitness news. >> also reviewed, he told investigators that martin's last words were either, you got me, or it's over. >> tragedy strikes the kennedy family again. robert f kennedy junior's estranged wife was found dead today in her new york home.
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police believe mary richardson kennedy committed suicide. she battled drug and alcohol addiction. the couple had four children together before separating in 2010. a doomsday averted. the special session ends with the maryland delegates giving its approval to the budget package. after three days of heated debate, the budget includes income tax hikes for some and split teacher pension costs with local government. governor martin o'malley announced he will call another special session this summer to talk about expanding gambling in the state. made up water bills. baltimore homeowners are furious after an audit uncovers a lazy meter reader is not doing their jobs. he is live. >> baltimore city residents are fuming over the idea of dishonor -- of dishonesty meter readers on the job. >> reporter: baltimore apartment of public works says this case started in april 2011.
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they say to new employees weren't doing their job and made-up meter reading without actually looking at the gauges are you. >> what was done is that lower estimates. they were just writing numbers, apparently having this many units, not doing their job. >> wants the agency had a chance to audit the workers, they discover the problem and determine the bills for many homeowners were actually higher. >> what should happen to somebody who does that quite. >> they should be terminated. >> they say this has happened in a number of areas around the city. city residents are fuming. employees could force homeowners to pay higher bills. >> apparently, there's been reports of large water bills in the southwest bother -- southwest baltimore neighborhood. the city is investigating. >> there's a lot of elderly people that can't pay the bill. buy them estimating, it how are
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they going to pay it? i think they should be fired. or take it out of their paycheck. >> the department of public works says of the readers in question, one was fired and the other quit before being fired. the city says they have hired 19 additional inspectors to go out and reread many readers and try to clean up the mess made. >> dpw says there were four people in the call center for questions and complaints about meters. there are now 15 people. tonight maryland's catholic community has a new leader welcomed with ceremonial splendor. hundreds of priests, cardinals, and parishioners from around the country filled the cathedral this afternoon as the reverend william lori was installed as the 16th archbishop of baltimore. archbishop lory replaces cardinal edmund ho bryan leaves for rome
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tomorrow. >> take a look at this snake had caught in the potomac river. it's 4 feet long and unofficially weighs over just 18 pounds. that would be the largest of that invasive species ever caught. some people consider it a delicacy. >> local restaurants serve it. she should call them. he could serve all of them. >> coming up, a morning cup of coffee turns into a lifesaver. >> if i didn't have a coffee, things would've went differently. >> the dangerous situation he avoided with just the drink in his hand. >> found dead days after her wedding. close to a brides brutal murder. >> getting ready for gh. i'm mike hellgren with a closer look at the world power players to spending on maryland.
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>> looking splendid. complete first morning forecast coming up next. >> complete coverage continues with denise coke, vic carter, kai jackson, and first warning weather with bob turk and sports with mike viviano. it's wjz, mary,,,,,,,,
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starting at only $69 dollars. book at airtran.com before it's too late. because with $69 fares >> it's partly cloudy and 70 degrees in central maryland. the complete weather forecast coming up. the brutal beating of a soldier caught on surveillance video.
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he was walking down the street with four men punching him and kicking him. police say he suffered cuts and bruises to his face. he stationed at a nearby air force days. police are scanning the video for clues, but so far they haven't made any arrests. police searching for a newlywed husband suspected of murdering his wife. they say a stella carrera was stabbed to death in her bathtub wearing the same dress she was married in. they were married friday at a chicago city hall. police are investigating a call made to a relative saying he left his wife bleeding after a bad fight area. >> reporter: former presidential candidate john edwards will not take the stand in his campaign corruption trial. his defense rested today and will present closing arguments tomorrow. edwards is accused of using campaign funds to hide his mistress during his run for president in 2008. neither hundred or edwards daughter were called to the stand.
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instead, the attorneys focused on the legal question of whether the money given to edwards qualified as a campaign contribution. the jurors are expected to begin delivery shows friday. >> world leaders will soon descend on a small western maryland town. the summit will be the center of important discussions. with the economic crisis in europe and the war in afghanistan. final preparations are underway tonight. >> reporter: the massive summer will bring clouds to thurmont and frederick near where eight of the most powerful leaders will meet in secret at camp david. high-level discussions on everything from world hunger to unrest in the middle east are yet it's an event frederick county sheriff calls on president. >> it will be the safest place on the planet. >> at eight short weeks to plan after the president shifted the summit from chicago. the more remote camp david will provide a shield from the media and protesters, including occupied baltimore. >> we ran the top eight governments of the world out of chicago.
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>> it's going to be out in the woods. we are going to get in their faces. >> to get its message out, one antihunger group began painting to its on route 77. >> these are the people who are really important to hear this message and to act. we are really happy about this. what we want to say to them is, make history. this is the chance to go bold on this. >> summit of world leaders have sparked violence from anarchist in the past are you the public will not be allowed anywhere near camp david. >> when you meet in a place i can't get it that secluded like this, you can keep it secret and you can keep it secure. really keep it serious until you finally work out some kind of an agreement. >> security is expected to cost millions, and local officials want the federal government to pay for it. mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness
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news. >> stay with us for complete coverage of the world leaders as they come to maryland for the summit. mary bubala will be live near camp david. reports from the white house. a man in michigan gives a wake-up call to a couple of thieves. tim blair says he used a scalding hot cup of coffee to get away from the robbers. they approached him outside a convenience store and pulled out a gun. that's when blair threw his vanilla bean coffee on their faces and ran away. the robbers did not get any money but they did escape. >> the artist who created a musical sound unique to washington dc has passed away. the godfather of go go. the music is a blend of funk, jazz, and soul and was developed in the 19 70s. brown was playing the circuit in recent years. he was 75 years old. >> and exotic looking visitor make its way to television show.
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check out this little mosque hanging out in our parking lot today. the normally nocturnal insect actually looks more like a butterfly. its appearance has caused a flurry of comments on our facebook page created several dozen viewers have been drawn to it, much like a lot of. >> we see this quite frequently. every year about this time. >> gorgeous. >> i've seen them on the back door even. >> they have a beautiful full moon. they are beautiful. you do see them at nighttime. >> let's take a look at the weather. got a really nice this afternoon. things have dried out quite a bit of a chance of showers are pretty much gone. 70 degrees now. south southwest winds still at three but they will be turning shortly to the northwest paris barometer rising. right now 52. all the way down to 52.
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65, when, 68 just west of the period dryer air continues to move in. 69 ocean city. locally, upper 60s to the low 70s. a nice warm night after a warm afternoon. 83 today. 62 so far. 74 is the average high. really beautiful this time of year. 52 is the average low, and the record is 92. 197337 degrees. right now a slight southerly wind to the north and west. it's already beginning to turn to the northwest. the northwind brings in july, beautiful conditions. that will be with us thursday, friday, saturday, and sunday as well. some really pleasant weather. to the north of frontal system going through pennsylvania. quite a few thunderstorms up there. a few good ones across new england. that's pretty much off to the
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east. a very skinny line of showers across central pa getting to continue to weaken. you may see a few clouds or shower a cross northern york county in the next hour or two and that's about it. high pressure moves in. pleasant conditions for thursday, friday, and into the weekend. it looks very nice. the big temper on 65. maybe a shower north, otherwise generally cleared out. 55 by morning, sunshine all day long are you a 76 and low humidity. beautiful friday and saturday. up to 80. 82 on sunday. how come back and maybe some showers here on tuesday. >> thank you. coming up, the orioles take their first-place record on the road. ♪
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>> the orioles are still playing. >> more late inning trauma. can't get enough. first place in the month of may. that's something for the orioles to feel good about after more than a decade of losing. not just being on top but putting together late inning rallies. that always adds to the excitement. kansas city found themselves in need of a comeback. trailing 3-1 in the ninth inning. one outfits in kansas city closer jonathan broxton. the o's lead the majors in home runs. there's another one. now it's a one run deficit. two out in the ninth. single at centerfield. pitch runner ryan flaherty hitting home. he's going to slide in just ahead of the pack so they get to in the ninth. they are still playing. it's 3-3 in the 12th inning. for once he or baltimore is the center of the horseracing world. the best in the business have arrived for the running of the second jewel of the sports triple crown.
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today the arrival of bob baffert and his booty meister who has been set as the favorite for saturday's race. he finished second after being the favorite at the kentucky derby. >> i'm just happy to be here. >> it's going to be a good race. >> the derby winner is i'll have another. he is the second favorite. i love horses break in saturday's race. here's how they line up. the tiger walk on by kevin plank. chief of the dog, better home, and went today well. the second five include the derby winner i'll have another.
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the outside doors is kazaa v. the 137th running coming up on saturday. a beautiful night for lacrosse stevenson at home. students in university facing dennison in the division iii playoffs. that's freshman stephen bennett. he finds the net. his fourth goal of the game. now it's the national semi finals while ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> olympic style workout. olympians in london. the slow motion version of curling. not much work out there.
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the role as mohamed i'll leave when he started as olympic buster. it is joining europe to promote his new movie men in black three. >> if hollywood is looking to recast the fugitives, a japanese penguin may be cast because the flightless bird has been on the run for two months. zookeepers say he escaped by scaling a 13-foot high wall and the barbed wire fence. he has since been spotted bobbing around in the tokyo bay. experts say you looks fine but they are not served how the search for the one armed man is going. >> we wi ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone likes a bit of order in their life. virtual wallet helps you get it.
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