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saturday result of a federal lawsuit filed by the attorney general. >> reporter: earlier this month, a baltimore jury convicted julius henson on one of the four criminal charges against him, related to those robocalls, and now comes this massive judgment in the civil case. >> reporter: a federal judge ordered political consultant jewel jus henson to pay $1 million for writing and sending election night robocalls that suggested registered democrats need not vote because governor o'malley was already winning. this lawsuit was filed by attorney general doug ganz pler -- gansler, just days after. >> i think the message is very clear that this kind of conduct won't be tolerated in the state of maryland. >> reporter: gansler argued and the judge agreed that the robocalls violated the telephone consumer protection act because they never contained the legally required disclosure that the calls were really coming from the campaign of republican candidate bob ehrlich. henson's employee, rhonda
russell, who recorded the call, was also fined $10,000, in addition to the penalties against henson. >> a judgment for $1 million. what do you make of that? >> wow. basically, that is unprecedented in this country. >> reporter: henson maintains the law he is charged with violates free speech. and says the judge's ruling in his civil case is unfair. >> no trial, no evidence, nothing. and you come with this sa -- salacious amount of money? a million dollars for a phone call? on the face of it, it's ridiculous. >> if a political consultant gets hit with a $1 million charge for insidious conduct directed toward voter turnout, the next person is going to think long and hard before they do something like this again. >> reporter: henson is planning an appeal. he says he will take the appeals all the way to the supreme court if necessary. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you very much, derek. henson faces sentencing in his criminal case june 13th.
a peeping tom, preying on women. kai has the story for us. >> police are thanking them. he is accused of trying to take pictures inside a bathroom stall. security cameras captured him going in and out of the bathroom. knight faces a number of charges, from peeping pom to childs -- charges of child pornography. >> an investigation is under way into a serious crash on i- 95 in harford county. skysky eye chopip -- chopper 13. no word on injuries at this point. several lanes of the highway were shut down for several hours, causing major backup. in an extremely rare move, a woman's fatal drug overdose is ruled a homicide. and now, someone else could take the blame for injecting her with heroin.
wjz is live in west baltimore. mike hellgren is at the medical examiner's office, with details in this unusual case. mike? >> reporter: denise, in so many of these cases, it is very hard to prove who gave the deadly overdose. no charges have been filed yet in this case. but it is quite uncommon. >> reporter: dangerous and deadly, heroin is the drug of choice for hundreds in baltimore. research obtained by wjz show overdoses have claimed more than 1,000 lives in the city in the past decade. but the medical examiner's office say its is extremely rare to classify those deaths as homicides, with the hidden nature of abuse. the proof simply isn't there. making the death of a 24-year- old at a home in northeast baltimore, significant. according to published reports, police say a friend of the victim injected her with heroin, leading to the overdose and the almost unheard of designation as a death by homicide. >> behind every overdose death
is a really complicated story. >> reporter: greg is part of the substance abuse organizations. an organization that has conducted exhaustive research. >> heroin has been the most significant driver of overdose deaths in our city for well over a decade. >> reporter: still, he points out a dramatic decline in those deaths. the most recent year researched. >> i've seen people whose lives utterly were devastated. >> reporter: heroin addiction continues to continues to baltimore. -- to grip baltimore the many times it is smugled in from africa. and there are the personal stories, like the heroin addiction that ruined the life of former police commissioner leonard hamm's stepdaughter, who was murdered after this interview with wjz. >> it's not each about taking one day at a time. it's taking one second at a time. >> reporter: most of baltimore's heroin overdoses are simply classified as
undetermined. >> reporter: the number of overdose deaths have declined, along with the murder rate in the city. live at the medical examiner's office, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you very much, mike. and again, no charges have been filed in that overdose case in northeast baltimore ruled a homicide. >> reporter: updating the breaking news from last hour, police investigating a possible murder in harford county. sky eye chop i 13 over the scene in -- chopper 13 over the scene in joppatowne. human remains were found. detectives strongly suspect it is linked to a missing persons case. one person is in custody tonight. wjz is in joppatowne. much more tonight at 11:00. a 6-month-old baby dies in a severe case of alleged child abuse. police say her father could face even more serious charges. wjz is live at city police headquarters. weijia jiang, with more on this troubling case. weijia? >> reporter: well, mary, when that baby girl was still fighting for her life, her father was charged with trying to kill her.
but now that she's lost the battle, police say he'll be charged with murder. >> reporter: a frantic 911 call brought police to the 1600 block of east cold spring lane. >> there are about four police cars just outside my house. >> reporter: where a 6-month- old baby girl stopped breathing. her father, 34-year-old damante palmer made the call, after he told police, he violently shook the infant, named olivia. she had been in the hospital last week, but has died from several injuries. burns on her face and neck, a broken rib, and bruises on her arm. >> it really makes me feel that he shook and killed a baby right down the street. like what's going on? >> reporter: police say palmer confessed to shaking the baby because she wouldn't stop crying. doctors say this sort of behavior happens a lot more than people may think. >> it's just really scary for us as a culture to face up to the fact that we do this to our own children. >> reporter: dr. melissa sparrow says in baltimore, it happens at least once a week.
across the country, hundreds of babies die every year, after they're shaken. researchers used dolls to warn parents of other effects like blindness and retardation. >> do not think that just by shaking the baby a little bit, and you think the baby is going to fall asleep. what you're doing is brain damage. >> reporter: sparrows says the majority of shakers are males, though the men who live next door to palmer can't make sense of it. >> that's what babies do. they cry. you feed a baby, it cries. baby cries cries when it's has been. it's a baby. for god's sake. that's what is disheartening. >> reporter: palmer is being held without bail. reporting live at police headquarters, weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> weijia, thank you, olivia is the fifth case this year, the third case in which the father is charged. in all, suspect or suspects shattered glass windows of 11
restaurants and businesses, along dobbin road. snowden river parkway, and oakland mills road in columbia. cash and other items were stolen. anybody with information should call howard county police. well, what's left of tropical depression beryl continues to cause headaches. take a look at the damage in charleston, south carolina. trees toppled. thousands of people lost power. but we are told no one was hurt. here in maryland, a wild change in our weather over the last 12 hours. we have gone from extreme heat to heavy rain in some areas. and now it's almost back to normal. people are enjoying the more comfortable temperatures here in annapolis. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. meteorologist bernadette woods has more on our change and the dramatic temperature change. but here's bob turk. >> this is the last advisory, just issued a little while ago. take a look at radar. south and east of us. that's where the rain is. particularly over the norfolk area that is moving out to sea now. ocean city, the heaviest rain
offshore. and that will continue to head off to the east, away from that region. the latest tracking take its very quickly out to sea. in fact, it's going to move right now to around 21 miles an hour. so by tomorrow afternoon, it's probably 400 to 600 miles east of our region. and it continues to weaken as it gets out in the colder waters of the atlantic ocean. so good news for that. good riddance, actually. bernadette has a look at some of the rainfall numbers and we saw the change in temperatures. bernadette? >> some of us got a good dose of rain out of this. let's take a look at numbers now. and we'll show you that for the most part, we saw between a half inch to one and a half. where records are officially kept, much less. .12 inches. that's not going to add a lot to the rainfall deficit. temperatures have dropped behind the front. although we're still above average. it's 82 degrees in baltimore. 80s across the west. a little cooler with the rain in ocean city. and compared to yesterday at
this time, for the most part, we're about 10 to 15 degrees cooler. the thing is, cumberland and hagerstown, it's a little diseefg -- deceiving. for them, it's the flip flop because the rain is out of there and the sun has been out all day long. we have a nice day setting up for tomorrow. we will have that. back inside. hundreds of acres of waterfront land sit idle in baltimore county. now, a task force will look at new ways to redevelop sparrows point. adam may reports, the plan could create lots of jobs. >> reporter: thousands of people used to work in the steel mills and shipyards at sparrows point. >> everybody thought they had a perfect job here. but it went bankrupt only. >> reporter: one of the last factories, rg steel, is the latest to go idle. almost 2,000 workers could be laid off, starting june 4th. >> we're in a limbo stage. we don't know how long, how long it will be. >> reporter: now, volunteers from government and the steel and shipping industries are planning for the future. >> if rg steel makes the
decision that they're if not going to continue in the area, and we're certainly going to work closely with rg steel to find an owner there who can make a go out of it. >> reporter: the group will look at numerous redevelopment ideas for sparrows point and around the area. one could include expanding the port of baltimore. to attract ships from the panama canal after it's enlarged in 2014. >> it already offers a lot of excess land. it's already industrially zoned. >> reporter: super sized cranes are already on order for the port, making baltimore one of only two places on the east coast that can handle the new mega ships expected from panama. and that redevelopment plan should be complete by the beginning of 2013. adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> and the commission will also look at environmental and infrastructure improvements. well, baltimore is at the top of another list. this one, dubious. at least according to travel and leisure magazine. this city is the third worst
dressed in the entire country. thehe list was built from the results of a visitor perception survey. this is coming from tourists who visit the city. if you're going out of the inner harbor, look spiffy. >> exactly. >> represent the city. >> i feel like we do much better that were that. >> third on the list. yeah. the worst was anchorage alaska. >> then utah then us. i think we can do better. >> we can. still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. convicted of a bias crime. the college student who spies on his roommate makes a surprising statement in court. wjz introduces you to one of the soldiers who inspired the dirty dozen movies. i'm alex demetrick. coming up, they eat their young. and it's a good thing they do. that story as eyewitness news continues. >> very pleasant weather returns. stick around for the updated first warning forecast. ♪
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it is mostly sunny. 82 degrees in central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. eating them before they eat the trees. that is the latest strategy being tried to slow down the emerald ash borer beetle. alex demetrick reports, basis the beetle is native to asia, asian predators are being released in maryland. >> reporter: this is no
ordinary walk in the woods. it's a mission to test against the ash bore orrer beetle. >> we look for a concentration of emerald ash borers already here. so they'll have something. >> that is a tiny wasp from asia, which lays its own eggs inside the ash borer, whose legs then battle. >> everything needs to go through rigorous testing to make sure it's not going to have a negative impact on the species. >> reporter: researcher says it's a safe introduction, one you'll likely never see. because these are eggs about to hatch the wasp's young, which won't be much lager. -- larger. >> paper holding the eggs goes onto an infected ash tree. when the wasps hatch, they'll snitch out more airgs.
>> i think the most significant is the odor from the egg. >> reporter: it feeds just under the park, killing the tree. >> heavily infested. totally destroyed. >> reporter: there's no telling how well this approach will work. but there's every reason for trying. >> the emerald ash borer is winning. we think this will slow it down enough until we can find a cool that works much better. but it's a very persistent insect. >> alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> if the spread of the emerald ash borer is not slowed down, the state could suffer $270 million in damage in lost trees. a hazmat situation in south baltimore. sky eye chopper 13 on chemical road. a propane truck and trailer collided. no one was hurt. but the area was shut down for several hours as a precaution. the department of the environment is helping firefighters at the scene. well, the anniversary of d- day is just days away. and a local veteran is headed france, where he will be
honored for his bravery and being part of one of the most famous units units to serve in world war ii. >> the soldier sitting in the middle. this photo had stories to tell issue nearly 70 years later. it is an honor to lessen to world war ii veteran, jack womer, siting -- silting on his -- sitting on his porch. >> our task was to blow up all the bridges. >> reporter: he was part of the 5 36th regiment that inspired the movie, the dirty dozen. they got their name for not gaightding bathing. -- bathing. and jack womer became a war hero. >> that's what you have to do when you are dealing with the enemy. >> reporter: he has a book he coauthored. and in days, he will be in france for book signings as france honors him for his
service during world war ii. womer says he is going with a lot of mixed emotions. >> there's a hell of a lot of sad stories over there. we lost a battle over there. >> i think a lot of people are realizing, hey, the people that made this happen, are dying off, like that. and it's become more and more important to them because there's less and less people like my father to honor. >> reporter: jack womer, who is days away from his 95th birthday, leaves for france tomorrow. he and his daughter will spend two weeks in the country, visiting war sites and meeting lots and lots of people who want to thank him. >> isn't that wonderful? >> yeah. he's an amazing man. >> true. not to be forgotten. >> he looks terrific. let's take a look at the weather. 82 now. no wind, though. the wind actually falling. and the humidity is down. dew points way down. come back and look at the forecast after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
they were not hurt. and nearly 100,000 homes and businesses lost power. there it is, bob. golf sized hail. >> we'll have none of. that. >> none of that, please. >> reporter: but it's possible friday night, there may be small hail, gusty winds, with strong locally strong thunderstorms. right now, it's kind of pretty out there. lots of sunshine, particularly from east and west, west of the bay. still clouds eastern shore. 82 here. 84 in cumberland. 73, comfortable in oakland. ocean city, they had rain until about two hours ago. they were still only 68 degrees. dew point is down from what it was yesterday, 60 degrees. 78. 78. and upper 70s to low 80s everywhere else. but it's much more comfortable today than it's been the last two days. light winds now. tonight, they become more of a west/northwest wind. that will bring in even dryer air. tomorrow, tomorrow night. look, really pleasant around the region. as high pressure builds in from canada and the great lakes.
pushing all of the clouds and precipitation away. however, next weather maker, an area of low pressure here in the southern portion of the mississippi valley. actually is going to head up to the great lakes. but it will be dragging a front. actually going to pick up more gulf moisture. so friday afternoon, friday night. maybe see some scattered showers. and perhaps some thunderstorms breaking out. late in the afternoon. more likely at friday night. so we'll have a chance of more heavy rain, believe it or not, in the region, as that front moves in our area. because we'll have a chance to pick up moisture. speaking of moisture, see that rain from beryl, moving out to sea. as you see clearing skies. baltimore north and west. looks really, really nice tomorrow. there goes a front. and the humidity righting over that cooler surface, creates more showers. low pressure close to us. friday afternoon, friday night. that's when we have a good chance of shower and thunderstorm activity. as i said, could see some heavy downpours, maybe even small hail. but saturday morning, the front should be to our east. we do expect to see clearing,
dryer conditions for saturday afternoon. this weekend, a lot of things going on. northwest winds, 10 to 15 knots on the bay. bay temp in the mid-70s. so tonight, generally clear. upper 50s to the low 60s. tomorrow, low 80s. a lot of sunshine. pretty much all day long. so a pleasant, low humidity. going to be a very, very nice afternoon on your thursday. >> sounds good. looking forward to it. >> thanks, bob. still to come on wjz eyewitness news. bad medicine. warning from the fda for people who try to buy prescriptions online. no end to the brood shed -- bloodshed in syria. what the united nations is trying to do. international incident. an irish exchange student. new information on what happened to the victim. ,,,,,,,,
jersey, darune ravi wants to start serving his jail sentence tomorrow. >> reporter: dharun raffy walked into the courthouse and agreed to give up his freedom. he's agreed to start a 30-day jail sentence, even as prosecutors fight for an extended punishment. ravi said yes as his lawyer and the judge asked him if he understood the consequences. he could be punished twice for the same crime if prosecutors succeed. ravi was convicted of using a web cam to spy on his gay roommate, tyler clementi, who committed suicide. >> state prison that houses people convicted of offenses such as murder, armed robbery issue and rape. >> his lawyer says once the 20- year-old gets out of joil,
he'll be doing community service. during sentencing, the judge ordered him to complete 300 hours. >> reporter: ravi issued his first public apology tuesday, calling his actions senseless, thoughtless, immature, stupid and childish. he said the sentence is the only way he can get on with his life. his attorneys are arguing argue an a -- arguing an appeal that he is innocent. >> new jersey county inmates with 30-day sentences automatically have them reduced by 10 days with good behavior. two americans are in custody. 21-year-old nicolla furlong and a friend were in tokyo to see nikki menaj in concert. they now believe she was sexually assaulted after being strangled in a hotel room.
a dancer and singer have been arrested in connection with the death, but so far, they have not been charged. japan and turkey join the united states in expelling syrian diplomat. they are meeting to discuss how to stop the bloodshed. >> reporter: syrians gathered in the streets to bury another victim of the violence. now spinning out of control. wednesday, united nations observers discovered 13 more bodies, apparently shot execution-style. that follows the massacre of more than 100 people in houla last week. u.n. investigators say the syrian government is responsible. the security council met wednesday to talk about what action to take against syrian president bashir alassad. >> the syrian government has made commitments. it has blaat any timely vi -- tatantly -- violated those
commitments. and there should be consequences. >> reporter: white house officials say although military options against syria are on the table, for now, they're increasing the diplomatic pressure on thes as-- the assad regime. >> reporter: they are putting new sanctions on a key syrian bank. and dipromat -- diplomats have been given 22 hours to leave the u.s. >> they have also expelled diplomats from countries. hundreds are trying to salvage a cease-fire, between president assad's forces and opposition fire. >> after 15 months of violence, only very strong signals will have an impact. >> reporter: the syrian government denies any involvement in the houla massacre, saying armed terrorists were behind the killings. danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> so far, security councilmembers, russia and china, have rejected tough
action against syria. >> an 11th baltimore city police officer. 32-year-old rodney centron will spend 42 months in federal prison. he pleaded guilt to conspiracy and extortion, saying he referred car crash customers to majestic. in exchange for cash. in all, 15 officers were convicted in the scheme. the owners of the shop are awaiting their sentences. a kent county chopper. kent county high school, middle school and five elementary schools shut down after a threatening note is found on the door of the middle school. the note claimed a bomb was in all of the schools. a thorough search turned up no explosives. police used handwriting samples to tie the 15-year-old to the crime. mitt romney has a new face on the campaign. in today's campaign 2012 report. the former massachusetts governor now has enough delegates to get the republican
nomination at the gop convention in august. susan mcginnis reports for wjz from washington. >> reporter: mitt romney campaigned in the swing state of nevada, while voters in the texas primary handed him enough delegates to become the gop's nominee for president. in a statement, romney said he is honored and humbled, adding, we will settle for nothing less than getting america back on the path to full employment and prosperity. the former massachusetts governor will now spend the summer before the republican convention, raising money and trying to convince voters president obama doesn't deserve a second term. >> we need to have presidents who understand how this economy works, day to day, small business, middle-sized business, big business, i do, i want to use that experience to get us to work again. >> reporter: but romney is also dealing with controversy. real estate tycoon donald trump keeps questioning president obama's birth certificate, even though most people accept the
president was born in hawaii. >> reporter: the president's supporters put out an internet video, criticizing romney for not distancing himself from trump. it shows mccain distancing himself. >> i have read about him, he's an arab. >> no, ma'am, no, ma'am. >> reporter: they say romney lacks the backbone to stand up to trump because, quote, he's so concerned about lining his campaign pockets. susan mcginniss, wjz eyewitness news. >> check in for complete coverage of campaign 2012. for the latest on the candidates and on the important issues, log onto wjz.com. time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. muslim and jewish leaders are working together to ease concerns about a mosque opening in a historic mansion in pikesville. experts offer tips on how to relax on your vacation. and coverage between the soccer
friendly d.c. remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. >> i don't think i need an expert to know how to relax on vacation. an eye surgeon near towson becomes one of the first in the country to use a new technology to perform cataract surgery. as mike schuh explains, the doctor invested more than a million dollars worth of new equipment. for the second time, joyce sarffage is being wheeled into the academy. the results after the first procedure amazed her. >> i woke up and i could see the clock across the room. and i could read it. and i hadn't been able to do that since i was a child. >> reporter: she didn't opt for traditional surgery, where a surgeon uses these tiny knives. that machine next to her is a laser. it does the cutting. a million-dollar machine. >> yes. same thing in both eyes. >> i've been operating for 12 years. i think i have great hands.
but the laser is better. >> reporter: see the flashing purple bar. you're looking at a graphic representing when the lasers actually making cuts in joy's eye. the doctor says it's more precise. the eye suffers less trauma. >> everything went great with that part. >> reporter: but initially, when these machines became available, he was skeptical. >> when i saw the technology, i about lost my chair. it was that precise. and that much better. that's why i had to have this technology. >> reporter: that desire meant he took out a loan for this million-dollar machine. insurance doesn't cover the extra cost, averaging $1,000 per eye. >> you're paying for a precision. and paying for just better technology to offer safer procedure as well. >> reporter: for joy, traditional surgery would be covered mostly by insurance. a photographer, she gladly took out a loan, to have the laser correct her eyes. >> i talked it over with my family. and i wanted the best. >> reporter: near towson, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news.
>> now, besides having his own practices in towson and howard county, dr. laborit is an assistant professor at hopkins and teaches at the academy. and still ahead. drunk driving like you've never seen before. what happens when cops pull over this man on his lawn mower. airport incident. what happened when two planes collide on a runway? and how did it happen? beautiful day on tap tomorrow. maybe storms friday night. i'll have your exclusive first warning five-day forecast. here are the top stories on wjz.com at this hour. for instant updates on all the day's breaking news, and the updated forecast, log onto wjz.com. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
a gunman remains at large, after opening fire. cafe seattle. police say he killed two people and wounded three others who are listed now in critical condition. a nearby high school was put on lockdown, as police went door to door, searching for the suspect. the restaurant and music venue is located near the university of washington. two planes collide on the ground at chicago's o'hare international airport. this video shows the wing of a large cargo jet.
and contact from the tail of the american eagle plane. 21 passengers were safely removed. the commuter plane had just landed and was taxiing to the gate when the collision occurred. the fire department says the incident caused no delays. the fda has a warning for people who buy adderall online. it could be fake. a counterfeit version of tiva pharmaceutical's 30-tablet adderall. they contain fake pills. adderall is currently in short supply, making it an easy target for online sales. a thief arrested for being a suspected drunk driver. and it's caught on camera. >> and i have traffic with a lawn mower. >> you see the man. he motions for the police officer to go around him while he weaves do you know the road. he finally pulls into a parking lot. instead of putting the -- lawn
mower in park, he put its in drive. he hits the curb. he's been charged with dwi three other times. scott pelley has a preview of what's coming up tonight on the cbs evening news. today, there's been another mass execution in syria. should the united states get involved? we'll ask the question in washington tonight. on the cbs evening news. and here's a look at tonight's closing numbers from wall street. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] with xfinity,
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the sun has gone down a little bit. a little better now. but it is beautiful to see the sunshine return. and we're going to get that again tomorrow. just a wonderful day setting up. starting around 60 degrees. much lower humidity. still topping out at 82 degrees. with lots of sunshine and cooling down for the evening. here's bob. upper 70s, low 80s. dry, sunny, a little breezy. upper 60s low 70s. clouds come in tomorrow night. showers and thunderstorms. could be heavy downpours, even maybe, as you mentioned, small hail. 77, 60. clearing out saturday morning, 77, 59. looks like a nice weekend really. 78, 59 on sunday. only in the mid-70s partly cloudy skies. we'll actually go slightly below normal for early next week. >> thank you, bob. the aberdeen iron birds open their new season next month. and the fans will have delicious gourmet food to enjoy at ripkens stadium.
ron matz reports, the ripken brothers are now in the food business. >> i was going to be eating that. don't be putting mustard behind that. >> reporter: the ripken experience now includes gourmet food at ripken in aberdeen. >> we're responsible for the minor league team and the kids venue. and we wanted to be part of the whole experience. and food is a big part of the experience. >> you can enjoy ribs and crabs. >> ribs that just fall off the bone. some good old-fashioned fried onion loaf. that's good, clean living there. >> reporter: the ripken gourmet burger is from rosetta farms and now being sold in 30 giant food stores, too. each box includes four, 6-ounce burgers. >> we started serving rosetta there. it was received well. so it was natural to take it next up in the stadium venue.
>> of course, it's all about family experience. and 6,000 fans who fill this stadium for every home game. >> it's much easier to let your kids run free. and try different things. because anywhere you can see them, you can see them. i think that's an important thing. >> pass the shrimp salad and bread pudding. it's time to party in aberdeen. ron matz, wjz eyewitness news. [ laughter ] >> got it, ron. thank you. the iron birds open the home season on june 20th, against the hudson valley renegades. >> i want ron matz's job. >> yes. >> every single day, goes to a festival, a restaurant. yeah. >> he gaishesly brings -- graciously brings a lot back. >> you know what? i'm going to have to have a denise stash for you. >> still to come on eyewitness news tonight. the orioles hit another bump in the road. a key player injured during a losing streak.
he's out of the starting lineup. his status listed as day to day, after he suffered an unspecified injury to his right wrist. he has been an iron man in his seven major league seasons. but he is in significant pain still side, after taking that swing in the 9th inning at bat last night. he experienced immediate discomfort. he would continue the at bat. he had the wrist x-rayed. no broken bone. marmarkakis is scheduled to see a specialist when the team sees a road trip. rookie ryan flaherty. injuries have been an issue. starting pitching has been an issue since the orioles most recent struggle. jason hammond, he's been consistent. he gets the start against the blue jays. o's remain in first place. tampa bay lost again today. first pitch in about 15 minutes. you can see the action on masn. in football, ravens
voluntary practices continue this week in owings mills, many of the top players choose not to participate. but several players and coaches are seizing an opportunity to get on the field and get up to speed, prior to training camp in late july. the biggest change to the coaching staff, dean piece taking over as defensive coordinator. he replaces chuck pagano who left the ravens to become head coach of the indianapolis colts. piece is a veteran. and he was defensive coordinator of the new england patriots before he came to baltimore. now, here, piece knows he inherits a defensive team that has proven to be powerful, year after year. >> we have a system here. we have a system in place. it's a system that has been proven. it's work. so i'm not going to come in and try to change that system. am i going to try to put my personal touch on it? yeah, i probably will, without even knowing i'm putting my personal touch on it. i think everybody calls a game differently. everybody sees a game differently. but yet it's still going to be some of the same calls. >> reporter: meanwhile, on
offense, coordinator cam ram -- cameron says that joe flacco is having his most consistent off season of his career. ravens have one more workout in owings mills tomorrow. then they will break and reconvene next week. preparing to continue his run, i'll have another hit the track this morning. strong gallop, 10 days before the running of the belmont stakes. the final of the triple jewel crown. attempting to become the first horse to win the triple crown since the firm did it 34 years ago. >> it is time. >> it is time. >> that's exciting. if the o's can win tonight. if the o's can win tonight. highl[ male announcer ], if you have yet to master the quiet sneeze...
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