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alexander kenyua killed his roommate, then ate part. his heart and brain, cutting off his head and hands and storing them inside his family's townhouse on terrapin terrace in harford county. >> i don't want to make speculation here. it's very early in the investigation. we have a lot of follow-up to do. >> i'm sorry to bother you. >> reporter: family members there decline to speak about the crime. authorities say kenyua's brother found the body and called his father and they called police. >> this is a very difficult investigation. i also want to thank the fbi who assisted us in this investigation. >> reporter: but what's the motive? police haven't ruled out anything, including drugs. they say kenyua cooperated, that he confessed, but he would not say why he did it. in a recent paper, he posted about cults, shootings on line. >> he appeared calm. said he was originally from nairobi kenya, but said he had strong ties here after living
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in maryland for nine years. >> reporter: wjz looks at the missing person, who vanished last week. both he and kenyua attended morgan state in baltimore. that's also where kenyua was charged just days ago, with a random attack on another student. it left that victim's skull fractured. >> reporter: his parents were trying to raise money for his defense, holding a fundraiser at a church event. >> i know the pastor and some of the neighbors. >> reporter: kenyua remains in jail, bail denied. >> today in court, he was represented by a public defender. police here have not ruled out the possibility of more arrests. they say they have a lot more investigating to do on this case. live in harford county, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> mike, thank you. the victim was a grad student at morgan state. he's from ghana. and police say he had recent issues with federal immigration officials. >> on alert, a student spotted with a gun on the campus of umbc, setting off a major search effort. and just a short time ago, the
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suspect was arrested. wjz has been on campus all day long. derek valcourt has the latest on the scare. derek? >> reporter: police confirm they have been questioning this student. they say they caught up with him in baltimore county. and say that gun they were so worried about was actually a starter pistol, not capable of firing any bullets. >> reporter: a warning of a possible gunman on the umbc campus went out through text alerts. >> police in the area of west hill apartments, and walker avenue, for a report of a man with a gun, stay inside and out of area. >> reporter: those texts, triggered by an early-morning 911 call, from a female student, who said a man she knew showed her a handgun while they were sitting in a car, near the on-campus student apartments. >> it was in not a threat. a person just displayed the handgun. and the female student saw the handgun. so there was no threat involved. >> reporter: when police arrived, they found the car and the gun they were looking for but the man the woman identified could not be found. >> reporter: as police began
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searching for the suspect, cell phone text messages warned students who were not yet on campus to delay their arrival and warned those who were already here to stay indoors. >> they said he was right near west hill. i live in west hill. and i'm not trying to risk it. >> i also heard about the situation at virginia tech. so i was kind of scared of that happening here. >> i was also kind of freaked out since the police came knocking on my door. >> reporter: a door-to-door search of student housing came up empty handed. after several hours, police gave the all-clear for students to go about their business. >> obviously that was a little nerve-racking but the cops seemed to handle it well and efficiently. so i feel pretty safe for the most part. >> again, confirming this was a student. police say they are now questioning him. he has not been arrested yet. police say they have yet to file any charges as they continue their investigation. we are live, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right. thank you very much, derek. and campus police are getting help from baltimore county
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police in this case. again, no charges have yet been filed. wjz continues to follow some other breaking news on this -- a mistrial declared in the john edwards trial. manuel gallegus reports from greens or bow -- greensboro, north carolina. >> the judge in john edwards' campaign finance case has declared a mistrial. edwards was found not guilty on just one of the six counts against him. >> all i can say is thank goodness that we live in the kind of country that has the system we have. >> reporter: at the heart of the issue was john edwards' use of campaign funds. trying to hide rielle hunter. the prosecution said the money counted as campaign contribution because the goal of the to save -- was to save his campaign for presidency.
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edward -- andrew young even claimed to be the father of edwards' baby. >> reporter: in the end, he decided not to testify in his own defense. >> reporter: in fact, edwards' defense team took less than three days to present its case. attorney abbey lowell chose not to call hunter or edwards' daughter. instead, he stayed focused on federal campaign raw. he -- law. he argued that the gifts were personal gifts, not campaign gifts. and that he hid his affair from his wife, not to break the law. in the end, he said that edwards confessed to sin but not to violating the law. >> while i never thought i was doing anything illegal, i did an awful, awful lot that was wrong. >> there is no word yet on whether prosecutors will retry edwards. in greensboro, north carolina, manuel gallegus, wjz eyewitness news. >> and while speaking on those courthouse steps, edwards got emotional when speaking of his
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4-year-old daughter, whom he could see with his mistress -- conceived with his mistress, while running for president. troubling allegations. police say a man is taking video of children at rest stops along i-45. >> well, denise. police say a pennsylvania man used a cell phone camera to record at least 11 boys using the bathroom. 28-year-old brian williams is facing charges after investigators discovered the video in his possession. the recordings were taken in the men's rest room. and the maryland house in harford county. any other potential victims are witnesses who visited those locations on may 6th, should call police to help them identify the children. denise? >> thank you, mary. williams is free on bond. and he is now awaiting trial. the decision to label all pit bulls dangerous in maryland has many dog owners angry. now, lawmakers are looking into the controversial ruling. wjz is live, gigi barnett explains the plans to address those concerns. gigi? >> pit bull owners call the
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court's ruling discrimination against their pets. while victims say they just want more protection against the breed. now, it's time for lawmakers to weigh in. >> reporter: maryland's highest court rules that pit bulls and pit bull mixes are inherently dangerous. the decision came last month. dog owners soon fired back, rallying on the state house steps, calling their pets harmless. >> a lot of them are just so sweet. >> reporter: now, state lawmakers are adding to the debate wa bipartisan task force, designed to weigh the consequences of the court's decision and what it means for owners, victims, and ultimately, pit bulls. >> what i'm seeing right now is that the shelters are overrun with pit bulls. >> reporter: senator lisa gladden is on the task force. she says they'll look at everything, even what other states are doing to rain in pit bull -- reign in pit bulls. >> reporter: in some, they outlaw the ownership of pit bulls. i think that's probably too much. but i think the owners should, if they love their dog, they
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would take any kind of training class. >> reporter: under the court's ruling, dogdog owners are much- - dog owners are much more liable now, if their pit bull attacks. that's because the victim doesn't have to prove that the dog has bitten before. they say the ruling is causing some landlords to evict pit bull owners. and she's concerned where that leaves the dog. >> thousands of pit bulls may be put to sleep because of this ruling. we have to come up with a decision because it's important to a very large segment of people who live in the state of maryland. >> reporter: lawmakers tried before to create laws that would address the court's ruling. meanwhile, the special panel says it will wrap up its work before a special session on july 9th. back to you. >> gigi, thank you. three of the five delegates on the task force introduce bills during this month's special session to overturn the court's decision. another disturbing incident in downtown baltimore. this time, an office worker is attacked by a group of juveniles. according to our media partner,
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the baltimore sun, the 51-year- old federal office worker, was jumped and beaten by the group of four boys and one girl in hopkins plaza. an apparent, random attack, now the victim is not seriously hurt and was not robbed. it saturday latest in a series of high-profile attacks. in the wake of these incidents, state delegate pat mcdonogh is challenging mayor stephanie rawlings-blake to debate her crime-fighting efforts. political reporter pat warren has the mayor's response. >> reporter: delegate pat mcdonogh claims mayor stephanie rawlings-blake is sweeping crime under the rug. >> this is an issue about a city that is at risk. about a city that if it doesn't overcome crime, crime is going to overcome it. >> reporter: the baltimore county delegate is now challenging the mayor to a debate. issuing a release, headlined, black youth mob. >> city watch confirms we have
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a large, large group of juveniles. >> reporter: are evidence of the problem. >> this is a long-term, campaign of awareness. the baltimore city problem is not the only problem. there are problems in baltimore county. and there are problems around the state. >> reporter: but fights, murders and shootings, make the city and mayor rawlings-blake his priority. >> probably more useful if he would have debated himself and the other colleagues that supported the doomsday budget in the state. >> mcdonogh said he voted against this because it included tax increases. but mayor rawlings-blake says funding is critical to crime fighting. >> violent crime is down to historic lows in the city. and we would not be able to get there without smart investments. and smart investments, he would have slashed in his budget. i have no interest in debating him. >> reporter: mcdonogh's proposals, include legislation he says he's putting together to create a youth advocacy fund. i'm pat warren, reporting from the inner harbor. now back to you on tv hill. and mcdonogh is inviting the mayor to lead a summit on youth
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crime solutions in the city. financial troubles for rg steel. just days after idling operations here at the sparrows point plant. the steel maker lists more than $1 billion in debt. nearly 2,000 company employees will be laid off in maryland, starting june 4th. a delightful spring evening. a live look outside now. very pleasant temperatures. low humidity. not a hint of rain. bob turk is in the weather center, updating conditions. >> tomorrow is the first day of june. and it's going to feel more like, let's say more like a humid summer kind of day. because humidity will be coming back tomorrow. take a look at temps tomorrow. very pleasant. because it's dry. dew points at 49. 70 now in oakland. 70 in ocean city. we're at 82. but when you combine 82 with a dew point of only 49, it actually feels like 81. a little bit less than the actual temperature. now, tomorrow, we'll get the
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humidity back. and a pretty good shot at heavy rain and thunderstorms developing tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night. vic? >> bob, thank you. we have breaking news to tell you about right now. a serious accident. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene right now. several vehicles involved in the crash on the westbound side of route 50 at west road. all but one lane on the westbound side is shut down while victims are transported and police investigate. as you can see there, traffic is backed up for miles. a big surprise for a carroll county couple when they come across a huge bear, just feet away from their car. weijia jiang reports from manchester. they have the pictures to prove it. >> black bear sightings are actually pretty typical this time of year in maryland. but for one carroll county couple who spotted one trying to cross this road, it was a shock. >> eleanor and marvin fresh's home in rural carroll county is a sanctuary for all kinds of animals. >> here we see deer and fox and
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raccoons, possums. >> reporter: but this week, when the couple was a couple miles from their house on route 27, they were stunned to see a new one. >> out of the side of my eye, i looked over and my god, there were -- there was a bear. and i told my wife. i said, oh, my god, there's a bear. >> we couldn't believe it. we just couldn't believe it. >> reporter: marvin pulled off to the side for a double take. >> he just stood still. and looked at us. and we looked at him. >> reporter: they shared a moment, one eleanor captured quickly. she takes her camera everywhere, just in case there's a story someone won't believe without a picture. >> this was him leaving. going back into the woods. >> a spokesman for the department of natural resources says black bear sightings are normal this time of year. he's gotten a few calls about this one, who he believes is a 2-year-old male, trying to find territory to mark as his own. >> didn't have a friend or mate or anything. >> reporter: the freshes like to believe that's what bear was
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really looking for. last yore, they celebrate -- year, they celebrated 50 years of marriage. their latest adventure, a new tale to share with the grandbabies. >> they all said, wow, nana, that's really awesome. >> reporter: dnr says the best thing you can do if you spot a black bear is just to leave it alone. because the animal is probably more scared than you are. in carroll county, weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> usually 80 to 100 miles. but finding a place to call home. and we also should say goodbye to weijia. today is her last day. >> is today her last day? >> she's heading off to cbs in new york. >> it is good for her. but we're going to miss her. goodbye, weijia. coming up on wjz's eyewitness news. going too far? one city planning to ban the sale of larger sizes of sugary drinks. i'm mary bubala. the baltimore community foundation's annual scholarship event. find out how jerry turner's
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legacy is helping students succeed. i'm alex demetrick. coming up, what 10,000 tons of stone could mean to the bay. that story as eyewitness news continues. some more rain moving this way. don't miss the updated first warning forecast. ,,,,,, when it comes to gardening, we're, well, inexperienced.
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it is mostly sunny, 82 degrees in central maryland now. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. sometimes when you're between a rock and a hard place.
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add more rocks. alex demetrick reports, that's exactly what is happening in the bay, where oysters are in a very tough spot. >> once, skipjacks could harvest all the oysters they could hold. now, more fill the bay. so tens of thousands of tones of rock -- tons of rocks help fill it. the army corps of engineers is planting under the bed. and oysters on the top. >> eventually, 100 million baby oysters. because it's roughly about 5 million per acre that we're going to be planting. >> reporter: restocking as a way to bring back a catch. but not anymore. new reefs are now off limits to give oysters a chance to build up immunity to disease and a chance to make it on their own. >> on the back, they're more susceptible to low-developed oxygen. and by bringing them up, they have a better chance of
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surviving. >> reporter: but there have been setbacks. this past year, storm runoffs carried not only debris, but levels of fresh water, deadly to oysters. >> some of the bars were 100% dead. we didn't find an oyster on it at all. >> it's not susceptible to too low of salinity. and it's not going to get too high of salinity either, which brings in diseases. >> reporter: replacing what mother nature originally built takes invention. >> we've used granite, recycled concrete, recycled oyster shells. trying to figure out a good way to bring the oyster beds and recovery system back. >> reporter: alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> the recovery project off tillman island is part of a larger goal of establishing 300 acres of protected oysters in that area. dozens of students awarded scholarships today to attend college through a baltimore county foundation. and some have ties close to us here at wjz. >> seven of those scholarships
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are named for wjz's beloved former anchor, jerry turner. >> reporter: sarah hermina didn't grow up watching wjz anchor jerry turner. she's too young. but she understands his legacy. as one of the seven winners of the 2012 wjz jerry turner broadcast scholarship, awarded today at a luncheon. sarah was also chosen to speak at the ceremony. >> i'm going to express my gratitude to jerry turner. i think he just really did have an impact on the field obviously to this day. and i'm going to tell them a little about my experiences at st. john's this past year. >> reporter: susan horn steabd a scholarship in her husband's name, ernest horn after his death. my husband passed away unkidnap expectedly. and he was such a-- unexpectedly. and he is such a giving person. i knew we had to do something. >> it says a lot about, you know, who he was.
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and who i strive to be, you know, every day. for me, it's just so incredible. >> reporter: the baltimore ravens award scholarship. and former kicker matt stover gives words of wisdom. >> basically taking personal responsibility and not looking back regret. i'll challenge the students not to look back with regret. >> reporter: ask last year, they awarded nearly $170,000 in scholarships to 66 students. the baltimore community foundation is a nonprofit that helps people carry out their charity giving. >> congratulations it all of the students today. we have beautiful weather today. but things are going to change radically by this time tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night. we're at 82. very dry air. dew points only at 49 degrees. light north winds. barometer right now, holding steady. come back and take a look at the risk of showers and storms tomorrow right after this. ,,,,, [ male announcer ] if you stash tissues
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dropping back, upper 50s and low 60s. comfortable sleeping. now, tomorrow, we'll start seeing the change. to start seeing the wind comes back out of the southeast. bringing that moisture in, increasing humidity tomorrow afternoon. and we'll see some clouds in the morning. maybe even a shower, as some warmer air begins to move in. particularly more humid air around the region. out to the west, a front, with thunderstorm activity today in missouri. chicago had some big storms today. and to the southwest of us, a warm front is starting to develop. that will bring gulf moisture in with it, with higher humidity. so maybe a shower in the morning. but the bulk of the rain with a front to the west. that will be in the evening, let's say after 6:00 tomorrow night, through midnight, when the actual front comes through the area. showers and storms expected to break out. and along that front could be some strong, gusty thunderstorms. could be some heavy downpours. even some flash flood watches or warnings, perhaps. but all of the activity should move out of here, early saturday. the day afternoon, saturday and sunday, look really nice.
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now, early saturday morning. we'll probably see a shower or even a thundershower. still existing, just east of our region. before it clears out. and that's saturday morning. during the afternoon, things should dry out. get a lot more pleasant for saturday night, and sunday looks pretty good for now. it will be a little cooler, too. southeast winds on the bay. 15 to 20. small craft advisory tomorrow. and the bay temp in the mid- 70s. so tonight, generally clear, a few clouds coming in late tonight. pleasant, upper 50s to low 60s. tomorrow, clouds. maybe a shower in the morning. then some sun. and then a few afternoon or evening thunderstorms. some could be locally severe. that means gusty winds. dangerous lightning. heavy downpours. and there could be damaging winds with some of those winds before it begins to clear out or quiet down after the front comes through. early, early saturday, late, late tomorrow night. >> okay. >> brace ourselves. thank you, bob. still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. how do you spell success? the 6-year-old star at the center of the national spelling
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bee. off roads. federal averages shut down dozens of bus companies, including some here in maryland. find out why. a man accused of eating the face of another man. what the attacker's girlfriend is now saying. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it's 6:30. 82 degrees and sunny. hello, everyone. and thanks for staying with wjz. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. federal agents shut down 26 bus operations for safety violations. they include a number here in maryland that made those inexpensive trips to new york. as randall pinkston reports, nearly all of them left or arrived in chinatown's community. >> reporter: the department of transportation has shut down 26 bus operations, based in six states, hoping to prevent tragedies like this one. 15 people were killed as they returned to new york from a casino trip last spring. transportation secretary ray lahood, and new york senator charles schumer announced the d.o.t.'s unprecedented crackdown. the largest in the agency's
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history. >> by ignoring safety rules, these passengers put both operators and other motorists at serious risk. and shutting them down will save lives. >> reporter: this applies primarily to eight companies. apex bus, i-95 coach, and new century travel. they are accused of using drivers without valid driver's licenses, failing to test drivers for alcohol and drug use, and using buses that had not been properly inspected and repaired. >> reporter: the enforcement action involved just over 30 bass -- buses that transported over 1800 passengers a day. most of them began or ended here in new york's chinatown. >> i'd say most of them are safe on the road. >> reporter: the department of transportation is now working with congress to create tougher penalties for companies that violate federal law. >> the most important is allowing them. unfortunately, they keep changing their names and keep going. it's very hard to track them
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down. >> reporter: under the proposed legislation, fines would increase from $2500 to $25,000. >> the new bill that also required bus companies to post their safety records near ticket windows. a bizarre and gruesome crime in florida. a man shot to death by police, after he refuses to stop eating another man. tonight, new reaction from someone who knows the attacker. and mary is in the newsroom with the latest on this case. >> reporter: we are now hearing from the girlfriend of the man who attacked a homeless man in miami and devoured most of the space. police say they found 31-year- old rudy eugene naked, next to a partially clothed homeless man. officers say they were unable to get eugene off the man so they opened fire, killing him. eugene's girlfriend said she is stunned by what he is accused of doing. >> eugene is not no zam bee or ma'am -- zombie or miami zombie
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like they're saying. he was a human being. that wasn't him. sweet, loverring gentleman -- loving gentleman. he loved god. he always read the bible. he would give you knowledge on the bible. everywhere he went, his bible went. >> it is unclear what led to the attack. but officials suspect drugs may have played a role. >> thethe homeless man survived the attack but is in critical condition. brink of full-scale civil war after months of relentless violence. monica villamizar has the latest from london. >> reporter: syrian rebels say they're armed and ready to keep fighting government troops for as long as it trach -- takes. they gave forces loyal to president bashar assad the money to put down the weapon. >> in this amateur video, the army came with tanks and weapons to burn up our towns because we oppose assad.
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one top rebel leader wants the united united nations to clear so they can start a new offensive. >> reporter: u.n. secretary general ban-ki moon warn that they could push syria into a devastating civil war. he says, u.n. observers are not in syria to just stand by and watch the killing of innocent civilians. >> we have knocked down to play the role of passive observer. to unspeakable atrocities. >> reporter: on a visit to denmark, secretary hillary clinton said every day strengthens the day for international action. but she stressed russia would need to be on board for any military intervention. >> the syrians are not going to listen to us. they will listen maybe to the russians so we have to keep purring them. -- pushing them. >> reporter: u.n. officials say the violence may have reached a tipping point, that could have plunged the entire region into chaos. >> reporter: monica villamizar,
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wjz eyewitness news. >> syrian authorities say they released 500 prisoners today, who suspected they were taking part in the uprising. it comes two days after the u. in -- the u.n. urged the government to take action. police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a woman. she was walking on the highway in annapolis, when a man driving a gray pickup truck offered a ride and she accepted. the man then attacked the woman. anyone who saw anything is urged to call anne arundel county police. also police arrest two men who allegedly held up a convenience store. 18-year-old francisco calderon. and 29-year-old melvin faced armed robbery and charges. they were arrested after police say they robbed and fled the mount royals store. time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in the baltimore sun. more on the horrific charges against a 21-year-old morgan state student, accused of killing his housemate in joppa.
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10 ideas for parties, honoring the brides to be. and the candidates for the heisman trophy has a distinct baltimore flavor. find out who wins. for these stories and more, read the baltimore sun. remember to look for the updated first warning forecast in from first warning weather team. how do you spell success? just ask 6-year-old lori ann madison. even though she didn't make it to the semifinals, her employs performance stole the-- her performance stole the show. >> reporter: 6-year-old lori ann madison says she'll be on stage at next year's national spelling bee. >> oh, yeah. i'll be back here next year. but i won't be the youngest. >> reporter: just half the size and age of most of her competitors, lori ann is the youngest to qualify for the competition. she proved she can spell words many adults can't use in a sentence. >> dirigible. d-i-r-i-g-i-b-l-e.
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dirigible. [ applause ] >> reporter: lori ann got tripped up wednesday on a word that you might have to be a bird expert to know. >> ingluvies. e-n-g-l-u-v-i-e-s. >> that is incorrect. >> i was really disappointed that i misspelled that word. i knew the word. >> even though she didn't qualify for the semifinals, the interest in lori ann was so strong, she actually held a news conference to answer questions for the press. >> it's not being on the stage, it's not even the trophies. it's just that i like spelling. >> reporter: she has big dreams beyond the spelling bee. >> i want to be an astrobiologist. speaking of that, i got an e- mail invitation. >> reporter: lori ann said all of the media attention is a little overwhelming. but she's still enjoying her celebrity. in oxon hill, maryland, susan
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mcginnis, wjz eyewitness news. >> well, until now, the youngest national spelling bee contestant was 8 years old. the age limit is 15. so lori has nine more years of eligibility. >> good luck to all of the other kids participating. but she will be back for many, many years. space ex capsule. deadly shooting rampage. several people killed in seattle. the latest on the search for a motive. i'm bob turk. first warning weather center. stormy friday. but what about the weekend? i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. and here are the top stories at this hour. for updates on all the day's news, and the updated forecast, log onto ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the city of seattle is in shock, after a madman leaves six people dead. he killed four people before shooting a woman in a carjacking. they say he abandoned the vehicle and took his own life as mishoned in on him. this brings the number of shootings in seattle to 21, which is more than all of last year. a runaway truck crashes through the front of a bar. and it's all caught on tape.
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take a look as patrons look through the back of the door when all of a sudden, a truck comes crashing through. two are listed in serious condition. police say the driver had a medical emergency, which caused her to drive off the road. new york's mayor wants to ban super sized soft drinks. michael bloomberg is calling for sugary drinks, larger than 16 ounces to be prohibited. that would affect fast food restaurants and sports arena. it be woo the first of -- would be the first of its type in the nation. the first private spacecraft ends its historic mission to the international space station, splashing down today in the pacific ocean. bigad shaban reports from hawthorne, california. >> reporter: the world's first commercial cargo space flight ended without a hitch. >> and the teams have confirmed that the parachutes have been detached. >> reporter: mission control applauded as the dragon capsule splashed down in the pacific ocean thursday. the unmanned capsule glided
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back to earth, beniemedneath -- beneath three. >> this really couldn't have gone better. >> and launch -- >> california company space ex built the dragon. the second went off on schedule. dragon became the first privately-owned spacecraft to dock with the international space station. it carried nearly 1400 pounds of old gear back to earth. >> and all eyes now on dragon, as it continues to head back to earth. >> space exguided the vessel's descent into the the atmosphere. it splashed down about 500 miles offer the coast of mexico, just six hours after leaving the station. >> the mission was successful. and obviously it was done in close partnership with nasa but in a different way. >> reporter: the successful splashdown could mean more projects for space ex. the founder wants to launch the next supply mission in september, and carry astronauts in as little as three or four
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years. >> i believe we're very close to having you provide cargo resupply services to the station, on a regular basis now. >> reporter: recovery ships met dragon at sea. next, it will be sent to texas for inspection. in hawthorne, california, bigad shaban, wjz eyewitness news. >> space exhas plans to improve dragon's capabilities and equip it with helicopter-precision landing technology. >> wow. scott pelley has a preview of what's coming up tonight on the cbs evening news. breaking news in the john edwards case. not guilty on one count. a mistrial on another. what's next for the former vice presidential candidate tonight on the cbs evening news? and here's a look at the night's closing numbers from wall street. we'll be right back. ♪
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we have a delightful end to the mont of may. a live look outside right now. what's in store for the weekend. and the first few days of june. bob is in the first warning weather center and has the updated forecast. and also a look at what we can expect if you're headed down the ocean. >> take a look at tomorrow. we'll start off maybe the clouds in the morning. could even be a shower in a couple of spots. temperatures getting back into the upper 70s to low 80 maybe.
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and late afternoon and evening, that's when we expect to see those thunderstorms. and could be heavy rains, gusty storms with that system. but it will clear out early saturday. then we see sunshine again. 77, down to 59. 78 on sunday. 75 on monday. 73 on tuesday. temperatures getting actually below average. slight chance of a pop-up shower. each of those afternoons, sunday, monday and tuesday. go down to the beach. best chance of showers will be tomorrow night, into early saturday, before it clears out. water temperatures only in the low to mid-60s. a little chilly still there. denise? >> thank you, bob. still to come tonight. breaking news about the orioles. and it's bad news. a broken bone for star outfielder nick markakis. >> mark has the detames next -- >> mark has the detames next -- details ,,,,,,
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well, ouch is all we can say. mark is here with the wjz the fan sports report. >> nick markakis, iron man. never on the disabled list. that changes now. nick markakis is going to have surgery early tomorrow morning, as doctors are going to remove a broken bone from his right hand. orioles outfielder was examined by a specialist in sarasota, florida. the golden glove outfielder, expected to be out for about a
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month. it is the latest for an orioles team that flocked five straight. series finale in toronto last night. having aggravated the injury the night before. the injury is believed to have first occurred a week prior when markakis injured the hand. then this swing worse worsened the broken bone on tuesday. manager buck showalter puts his teams losses and injuries in perspective. >> nobody is picking on us. nobody cares about your challenges. i'm sure, whether it's boston, new york, toronto, tampa. it's part of the job description. and it's not going to creep in the clubhouse. >> it's one of those bumps in the road that we're going to work through. this game will be true to it, if you'll keep grinding it. it will let you off the map. and we have a lot of people. there's some baseball-playing son of a guns. >> it appears the o's avoided what could have been another devastating injury. jones was in obvious pain. but he stayed in the game, said
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afternoons -- afterwards, he believes he is going to be just fine. birds are tied with first place. they'll play the rays in st. petersburg tomorrow night. it is a critical road trip within the division. and this reminder, masn on wjz saturday afternoon. see the second game of that orioles-rays series. first pitch saturday, here at 4:00. in football, the ravens rap wrapped up another three-day session of voluntary mini camp workouts. just over three months until the real season starts. but there is off-season work to be done. one significant focus that off season, finding a replacement for linebacker terrell suggs who may not play at all this year because of a torn achilles tendon. among the candidates to fill in for sugs is rookie draft pick courtney upshaw of alabama. the loss of suggs has heightened his preparation as he and the team look to fill the shoes of the league's defensive player of the year. >> with that injury, i mean, it
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kind of boosts your learning process up. but i'm in the play book every night. and it's coming along. and the coaches here will make sure i get it. even the veterans. >> we'll have guys in place. and we'll do things that we need to do, until he gets back. and when we get -- he gets back, we'll put him in a position to do what he does best. >> another candidate to help fill the void is linebacker sergio kindle. because of injury, his participation has been limited. the ravens gather for another mini camp in owings mills next week. american john isner falls at the tennis match. the second longest match in french history, lasted five hours and 41 minutes before paul henri mattu survives the final. it was two years ago, that isner played the longest match in wimbledon history. he is the marathon man. but not too happy about it today. >> thank you, mark. be right back.
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don't miss the cbs primetime lineup tonight at 10:00. episode of the hit drama, the mentalist. followed, of course, by eyewitness news at 11:00. former president george w. bush was back at the white house today. the portrait shows president bush standing in the oval office. the same artist also painted former first lady laura bush, standing in the white house green room for the ceremony. president barack obama and the first lady hosted a private lunch for the predecessors. >> staning in the oval as they used to call it. thanks for watching wjz, maryland's news station. don't go away. because there's much more ahead on the cbs evening news with scott pelley, including a mistrial on five counts in the john edwards case. what will the >> pelley: tonight, the jury comes back in the john edwards trial. they say not guilty on one count
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of campaign fraud but they can't decide on the rest. reports from anna warner and erin moriarty. the highest court yet strikes down the national law that denies same-sex marriage. nancy cordes on what's next. america's biggest city plans to ban super-sized soft drinks. michelle miller on one mayor's crusade against obesity. and norah o'donnell with a familiar face at the white house. >> as you wrestle with tough decisions, you will now be able to gails at this portrait and ask, "what would george do?" ( laughter ) captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. with a former vice presidential mom nikkei couple of millionaires, a thief and a mistress, the john edwards trial had all the elements of a novel bit, apparently, not the elements of a conviction


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