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Aug 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
george's county. prince george's county school system is touting the new building as an environmentally friendly green school. >> i did not know there were six across the country. >> i did not know that. >>> bad eggs. half a million recalled. could even more be pulled from store shelves? and the fda isn't doing enough about the problem. >>> parents, if you just bought children's jewelry, listen up, they may have excessive amounts of lead in them. two were cited for selling them. i'm andrea fujii. wjz eyewitness news. >>> i'm ron matz, at lexington market. the new zagat guide is out. what is hot on the restaurant scene? the story coming up here on wjz. >>> clouds moving in. the updated first warning forecast. as meteorologist tim williams is coming up. ,,,, mmmm. you don't love me anymore do you billy? what? i didn't buy this cereal to sweet talk your taste buds it's for my heart health. so i can't have any? if you can deprive me of what can help lower my cholesterol... and live with yourself. right. mmm, i worry about your mother. cry herself to sleep every night over my
CBS
Nov 16, 2010 5:00pm EST
george's county executive jack johnson. wjz stays on this story live at federal court in prince george's county. mike hellgren has the latest development for us in this scandal. mike? >> reporter: thethe allegations are damaging. government lawyers say they paid big bribes to prince george's county officials for their businesses. and they caught it all on wire tap. >> reporter: federal authorities revealed new information about their indictment of amreek and ra vinda melib. the feds searched their mansion in clarksville, where wjz has learned they found $400,000 in cash in a closet. both face conspiracy and extortion charges, in connection to the corruption investigation, that has already led to the arrest of jack johnson and his wife. family members spoke to wjz about the ordeal. >> is it difficult for you to see her if through this? >> i have no comment. she's my sister, of course it's difficult. no comment. >> reporter: so who are the melibs, and what their connection to johnson? they lived in india, moving to the u.s., building up a small empire of liquor stores n. prince ge
CBS
Apr 15, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, though, just before 4:00. investigators say no one was hurt. >>> prince george's county police, still under fire for a brutal attack for a university of maryland student. video of that attack has sparked outrage. and tonight, two more officers have been suspended. but this is not the first time the department has been caught in controversy. wjz investigates. mike hellgren is live at the county police headquarters, with more on the department's pass. >> reporter: kai, we just learned about those two suspension. those are all with pay. >> reporter: before this video of officers beating a university of maryland student sparks nationwide outrage. rinse george -- prince george's county police face a string of high-profile charms. -- charges. >> somebody is trying to kill me. >> get on the ground! >> reporter: including this taped beating of an unarmed man during a traffic stop wjz showed you last year. >> give me. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: he settled with the county last month for more than $125,000. and in 2008, a prince george's s.w.a.t. team raided the home of berwyn heights may
CBS
Nov 15, 2010 5:00pm EST
their investigation into the corruption here in prince george's county. as promised, that investigation is getting a whole lot bigger tonight. we're learning about nine new arrests in this case, and a long list of additional criminal charges. >> reporter: among the arrests, three prince george's county police officers, charged in what the fbi calls an extortion and drug trafficking ring. this latest development, the result of a long, federal investigation into corruption in prince george's county that came to a head friday, as fbi agents raided the home of county executive jack johnson and his wife leslie. the two were arrested after fbi wire taps on johnson's telephone overheard him telling his wife to destroy and hide cash and checks that the fbi calls evidence that johnson was taking illegal payoffs from real estate developers in exchange for political favors. johnson, who denies any wrongdoing, returned to work today, confident he'll be vindicated. >> just wanted the citizens of prince george's county to know that i'm going to remain strong. i'm going to finish what i
CBS
Jul 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
life of george steinbrenner. >>> drug debate. avandia. will the government pull it from the market? >>> it's in landover woman's lucky day. she just won the maryland lottery. and this check is hers. i'm andrea fujii. wjz eyewitness news. >>> wet weather approaches the first warning weather forecast with bob coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> the world of baseball is mourning the loss of an icon. new york yankees owner george steinbrenner has died at the age of 80. >> well, they purchase the yankees nearly four decades ago. and his popularity and notoriety went well beyond the baseball world. >>> he was the boss. george steinbrenner wooed the new york yankees with an iron hand and an oversized checkbook. >> when he bought the team in nine 73, the bronx bombers were bombing. he may have been born in ohio, but steinbrenner became the winner. >> you're wearing tradition. wearing the prize. >>> he was as famous as hired. in 23 years, he changed managers 25 times, sacking billy. under his watch, the yankees earned 11 peppants and won seven world series titles. the team he bought for $10 million
CBS
Apr 20, 2010 5:00pm EDT
anne arundel and prince george's county were called to the wayson's trailer park. this is located along the patuxent river along anne arundel county. you see divers working. it was initially a call that a teenager had gone into the patuxent river, not too far from the trailer park, gone underwater. and they did not see him resurface. they've had two maryland state police helicopters here on the scene, searching along the river. this is right along, where route 4 goes along the patuxent river. they have not located the victim at this time. they are presuming that he is possibly drowned. you see divers from prince george's county and others on the scene. they are located over in the trailer park area. at this point, it is not clear for certain whether anyone was drowned. but someone saw a teenager go into the water and want -- and not resurface. they are presuming that he is drowned at this point. >> just really quick, i want to give our viewers a reference point. this headed out toward 301 south. >> that is correct. this is actually, they're saying the route 4 bridge in waysons and
CBS
Feb 19, 2010 5:00pm EST
-covered sidewalks. police are still looking for that driver in prince george's county. >>> around baltimore, you will still see a lot of snow. and a lot of furniture, as people try to save their parking spaces. but the mayor now says all of that has to go. wjz is live in north baltimore. mike hellgren has the latest on the push to get the chairs out of the streets and why it is definitely an uphill battle. mike? >> reporter: that's certainly right, mary. you never know what you're going to find on the street. mostly chairs and snow at this time of the year. a lot of people feel they invested a lot of time, clearing out their parking lots. so they should be able to save them. but the mayor says, well, right now, it's time for that practice to come to an end. >> reporter: these are the space invaders. from weight benches and drying racks to lawn chairs and those that rock. saw horses, picnic benches. the baltimore tradition of using your excess stuff to save your parking spot in the snow is alive and well. >> at this point, would you still put a chair out to block your spot? >> yeah
CBS
Jan 29, 2010 5:00pm EST
no time in talking about killing george tiller. rotor admitted to killing the doctor, but he said he did so to prevent abortions. >> reporter: scott rotor admitted he killed dr. george tiller. but the wichita jury had to decide, was it murder? >> we, the jury, find scott rotor guilty of first-degree murder. >> reporter: no emotion was shown as the verdict was read. last may, rotor walked into a sunday church service and shot tiller in the head. >> someone just walked into our church and shot someone. >> somebody shot someone? >> yes. dr. george tiller was shot. >> i did what i thought was needed to be done to protect the children. i shot him. >> reporter: after the verdict, prosecutors told the jury, they had to convict rotor. >> this is a man, who given the opportunity would probably do it again. >> reporter: tiller's family issued a statement. we hope that george can be remembered for his legacy of service to women, the help he provided for those who needed it, and the love and happiness he provided us as a husband, father, and grandfather. >> reporter: defense attorneys were count
CBS
Feb 17, 2010 5:00pm EST
george's county. the story straight ahead. >>> slightly warmer temperatures in the forecast. and the slow snow meltdown is definitely under way. the updated first warning weather forecast with bob is coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> there's concern tonight about a chemical used to manufacture baby bottles and sippy cups and its effect on infant children. suzanne collins reports on a hearing today to ban those items in maryland. >> bisphenol a has been used in hard plastic since the '60s. but growing concern about the use of that chemical and its effects on children under age 3 is growing. >> bisphenol a is a known carcinogen and it can cause developmental problems in kids. and yet it's common in baby bottles and sippy cups and lots of other products in our society. >> reporter: last month, for the first time the food and drug administration says it has some concerns about possible effects on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland in fetuses, infants and children. they are calling for more studies. but some lawmakers want a ban on the baby items now. >> if there are many studies which sh
CBS
Nov 12, 2010 5:00pm EST
his home in handcuffs. tonight, prince george's county executive and his wife facing charges. alexalex demetrick is in greenbelt with the latest. >> reporter: just a few minutes ago, the judge announced the charges against p.g. county executive jack johnson and his wife leslie. each face two counts of violating federal law. the first count is tampering with a witness. the second count is destruction or falsification of evidence in a federal investigation. if convicted, these charges carry maximum punishments of 20 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine. johnson and his wife were taken into custody earlier today. we are still await thing -- awaiting confirmation. but there are reports that johnson has been the target of an investigation for the last two years. the fbi has searched their homes and johnson's office. more details are still unfolding upstairs in federal court. and we'll bring them as soon as woo can. again, two counts of violating federal law for jack johnson and his wife, leslie johnson. he is just finishing up eight years and his wife was just elected to county co
CBS
Aug 31, 2010 5:00pm EDT
george's county -- prince george's county. all of these counties have very, very important graces. and we have a tendency sometimes to get that the pri -- forget that the primary is as important as the general. >> reporter: and every vote counts, which is why there is gung ho support. >> this is still new to people as i encounter them on the street. and all of us have been having conversations going door to door, about the nuances of early vote. >> reporter: early voting starts in maryland, friday, september 3rd. each will have one to five locations to choose from. there will be five locations each in baltimore city and count i, anne arundel, prince george's, and montgomery county. the majority of counties will each have one. marylanders voted for the idea in 2008. >> people would say, i don't have time. make it easier. get rid of their excuses so they can do it. >> there's not going to be a whole lot of people. >> now, people will really have no excuse for not voting. you can vote six days before the election. i think it's worked very well in 32 other states. >> reporter: it may
CBS
Apr 21, 2010 5:00pm EDT
new investigation of the police brutality caught on tape in prince george's county. the video shows three officers beating a student at the university of maryland college park. the violent footage has since sparked outrage across the country. wjz is live in college park. mike hellgren explains why university leaders are now asking maryland state police to get involved. mike? >> reporter: they just want to make sure their employees are handling everything on the up and up. we have brand new video to show you. and reaction because of concerns stemming from a chunk of video taken by a university camera on the night in question that's now gone missing. >> reporter: wjz obtained this new surveillance video of the moments leading up to the police beating of a university of maryland student. the tape does not show the actual beating, unlike this video, another student shot from his dorm room. but it's at the center of a new controversy. because part of the surveillance tape has disappeared. if it was intentional. >> that's obstruction of justice. when it comes to obstruction of justice, th
CBS
May 27, 2010 5:00pm EDT
schools is at the center of a cheating scandal tonight. george washington elementary was praised by the white house, and in the end, test tampering cost the principal her career. wjz is live at the school. mike is there. he breaks down how investigators exposed the story. >> reporter: kai, it was eraser marks on tests, thousands of suspicious ones that revealed the truth, and the whistle blower, a parent, believes the head of city schools should take more accountability. george washington elementary had some of the highest test scores in the city, receiving a coveted blue ribbon award and praise from the first lady. >> at george washington elementary, teachers refuse to let their students become statistics. >> reporter: that's why the allegations that someone was cheating to raise the standardized test scores were so shocking. >> actually, it was some of the children who came to me and brought the concern to me. >> reporter: this parent said they told her the principal was helping them complete tests. harding went straight to the heads of city and state schools. >> this went on for a ye
CBS
Jan 22, 2010 5:00pm EST
commercial-free telethon, hosted by george clooney, wyclef jean, and anderson cooper. you can see it live here on wjz 13, tonight at 8:00. >>> the multimillion dollar lawsuit against ravens' linebacker terrell suggs, has been dismissed. the mother of suggs' children, candacy williams accused him of pouring bleach on her. all of the allegations remained on civil court. it's not clear if it was dismissed because of an agreement between the two. >>> denise has the latest developments from fire investigators for us tonight. >> well, investigators originally said there was no smoke detectors in the home when it burned down. turns out, they were wrong. the fire started on the 1600 block of east baltimore street. the family was found dead in the home. and today, authorities have confirmed that there were two smoke alarms found inside the house. and both of them were activated. mary? >> okay. thank you. it is unclear what led investigators to initially believe there were no smoke detectors in the house. the cause of the fire is still under investigation tonight. >>> a prominent local doctor in a
CBS
Jan 28, 2010 5:00pm EST
kill late-term abortion provider, dr. george tiller. >> why did you kill him? >> if someone did not stop him, they were going to continue to die. the babies were going to continue to die. >> reporter: rotor said he was trying to save lives. it was a sunday morning last may, when rotor walked into a wichita church, put a pistol to tiller's head and pulled the trigger. >> somebody came and some shot someone in our church. >> somebody shot someone. >> yes. dr. george tiller. >> reporter: rotor showed little emotion as he answered questions about abortion and those who perform them. >> what are you feelings on abortion. sphrz from conception forward, it is murder. >> i will not allow this courtroom to turn into a forum or referendum or a debate on abortions. >> reporter: a murder conviction could put rotor in prison for life. a manslaughter conviction would mean about five years. if the judge allows jurors to consider the manslaughter charge, prosecutors fear it may encourage other abortion rights opponents to use violence. the case could go to the jury by the weekend. >>> the testimony
CBS
Jul 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
second to be investigated for potential or possible test tampering. a george washington elementary. an investigation into that school concluded in the spring, where test tampering was, indeed, found. back to you on tv hill. >>> in a statement obtained by our media partner in the baltimore sun, phelps said the drop could possibly be traced to two teachers. >> tonight, an officer has agreed to spend time in prison for the shooting. >> the gunshots did not hit anyone that night in canton. and today, the suspended officer who pulled the trigger, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree assault. prosecutor says patrick dobson exited a canton bar in march 2009. he was then involved in a fight that was eventually broken up. when the men he was fighting with drove past him on o'donald street, dotson fired at their car, hitting the car. because of his plea, dotson will be sentenced to 10 years, with all but 18 months suspended. >> dotson remains free on bail. sentencing is scheduled for september 30th. >>> a woman in a highland shop is dragged to the back of the room and sexually assaulted.
CBS
Jul 28, 2010 5:00pm EDT
george's county. >> take a look at temperatures around the region now. with 94. 70s, your dew points. north/northeast at 9. barometer. 29.96. back after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> not a horrible afternoon. compared to what we've seen this afternoon. last summer, i think we had nike three days of 90-degree weather. some places in the mid-90s. downtown hagerstown. cumberland at 91. ocean city, 87. elk inn -- elkton, only 87. currently winds generally out of the south. overnight, into tomorrow. once again, a southwest wind keeps us in the warm, humid air for one more day. and then big changes by tomorrow night. this front this morning showers and storms. moving in over michigan, northern illinois, showers. this afternoon, a bunch of showers and storms popping up with the sticky air. >>> this front has weakened considerably. but there are still a few squalls. just south of chicago. lower humidity, very comfortable air mass that will move in late tomorrow night. during the day tomorrow. it will be warm and humid. tomorrow afternoon, could be a couple of strong storms with gusty winds and brief do
CBS
Apr 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
now come forward to police internal affairs here in prince george's county. >> reporter: the fbi is now investigating the beating of 21- year-old university of maryland student john mckenna. this video, obtained by wjz has sparked outrage across the country, and among top elected leaders. >> we can't have any tolerance for police brutality. and at the same time, there is a process that needs to be going through here. >> reporter: the tape, shot by another student, after a rowdy basketball victory celebration, shows mckenna skipping toward police. three officers rushed toward hip, repeatedly hitting his leg -- head, torso, and legs. mckenna's grandfather wants swift action taken. >> they should go to jail. my opinion is either assault with intent to murder or assault with intent to maim, both of which are felonies in the state of maryland. >> reporter: he's also concerned about mounted national park police officers who did not stop the beating. >> they have an absolute responsibility to do something. >> as far as beating, if you want to call it beating, i have no comment, i cannot sp
CBS
Jan 18, 2010 5:00pm EST
is proud to give you, hope for haiti a global commercial telethon hosted by george clooney,wyclef jean. >>> here, two people are hurt in their 80s. an 80-year-old woman and an 82- year-old man were both taken to shock trauma with serious injuries. both victims are expected to survive. >>> a baltimore county street fight ends in drug shed. seven months later, the suspected driver is caught. >> reporter: the driver was drinking alcohol before that crash tonight he's facing criminal charges. >> reporter: souped up cars, high speeds and alcohol, a deadly combination. a chevy impala driven by raven of pikesville went out of control. the accident lefted two dead. >> raven was involveed in this crash on i79. he was traveling westbound on the interstate. he collided into two parked cars and three pedestrians. >>> state police arrested rayburn over the weekend. theinvestigation revealed he was drinking before the crash. >> was rayburn actually participating in the street race? >> right now with the court date still pending, that part of the investigation we are not talking about. >> report
CBS
Jun 16, 2010 5:00pm EDT
pressley, with prince george's county schools on the response. >> they immediately acted with security, with law enforcement. we acted as fast as we could to try to identify the students students that were involved. >> reporter: bullying has become a major issue across maryland, with several incidents reported in baltimore, including a student at gilmor elementary, who says the bullying was so severe, she tried to kill herself. >> you can't just put a band aid over it and hope it will go away. you have to fix it. you can't just keep pacifying. >> reporter: the parents here say they fear for their son's saivment. >> -- safety. >> something worse than this will eventually happen if they don't do anything. >> reporter: and there is a hearing tonight in baltimore city, regarding the bullying problem. and the city school ceo, as well as the head of the teacher's union will take your questions. reporting live, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> and that hearing is at 5701 york road, at the hebrew memorial church. it starts in an hour. >>> project fugitive safe surrender is wanted tonight
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
shoppers food chain roll. currie was running for his prince george's county seat, unopposed. >> obviously, well liked in the legislature. a bridge builder. and now, he seems ready to be brought down. if he is actually convicted on these charges. >> reporter: according to court documents, currie began receiving $3,000 payments from the food store chain back in february 2003. then in december 2007, those payments jumped to more than $7,000. >> indictment. just goes down the list of things he did. that he did not report on any of his financial forms. >> reporter: but in a written statement, curie's attorney, dale kel berman says this is highly unusual among federal cases in the u.s. there was no bribery cases brought to the table. no hush-hush deal. instead, he signed a contract for shoppers food warehouse. and that was reviewed by shoppers and renewed twice. and currie's attorney agrees he will be exonerated. he writes, the crim charges brought are unfounded. and he will plead not guilty to those charges. simply put, he has committed no crime. >> reporter: and the tib --bi searched currie's
CBS
Jan 15, 2010 5:00pm EST
reporter pat warren reports, there is talk of new slots location in prince george's county, as well as legislation to move the baltimore bids along. >> rosecroft. this also ran in the pursuit to save maryland horse racing. but the prince george's county harness track is getting the attention of senate president mike miller, who expressed to see more slots recommendations. >> and any bill they want to introduce, affecting western maryland, or encouraging people to bid on a baltimore franchise, i'm going to put the bill in and move forward. >> slots at rosecroft was miller's idea. >> it's not preying upon those who are very poor. because, of course, the stakes are so high. it's not a large percentage of people that can be involved. >> reporter: president miller's district includes parts of the county. but mike bush said he heard no support for slots there in his chamber. >> so you want to try to make sure that if you implement it, they're put in in such a way that they're not a burden on the community. there's safety that's around not only for the community. but also for those who partic
CBS
Feb 2, 2010 5:00pm EST
accidents in the city. george hazelwood at white. wickford at west cold spring. one more in glen burnie in o baltimore annapolis boulevard. watch for that water main break. southbound lane of york road at stevenson lane. there's a look at your drive times. the west side has been the slowest spot all afternoon. 31 miles an hour, with a 20- minute drive time. 95 northbound, jammed to the beltway. there's a look at that backup. 195 to the beltway because of that accident, as i mentioned, approaching the beltway. and the west side, backed up as usual as well. this traffic report is brought to you by the cochran firm. if you've suffered a personal injury, call 1-800-the firm, or visit cochran firm.com. >> thank you, sharon. >>> hopefully we'll get through this drive tonight without any major problems. but later on, looks like it will be dicey. >>> take a look at temps. come back and take a look at the snow on the way after this. >>> we're just waiting for it to arrive. >> calm before the snow. >> there you go. >>> snow being reported just to our west and just to our north. so if you're heading ou
CBS
May 3, 2010 5:00pm EDT
prince george's county and southern maryland. from the city on north and west, it's cleared out very, very nicely. in fact, overnight tonight should be a clear night. and then tomorrow afternoon, that secondary front moves through the region with the chance of a pop-up shower and a few spots as it goes by, mostly to the north. and dry. beautiful weather for wednesday and thursday. by friday night, another front off to the north and west. could bring us another round of showers and showers and thunderstorms. then it's going to get cooler back in the 60s. this week, we'll be talking temps 80 degrees or better. so a warm week. gusts to 25 knots. and a small craft advisory will go into effect tomorrow. today, the bay temp jumped top 62 degrees. tonight, any showers will be south and east of the baltimore metro. 60 tonight with partly cloudy skies. a lot of sunshine. however, look out for a pop-up. i mean, pop-up shower or brief shower in the afternoon -- thundershower in the afternoon. but may get up to 80 degrees. actually, most of the day will be dry. we're talking like 20 minutes of a
CBS
Sep 22, 2010 5:00pm EDT
prince george's county. williams faces murder charges. anthony milton also faces charges in the case. today, a prince george's county detective said milton told police williams waited near a tree and shot brown as he exited the restaurant. according two witnesses, milton was ordered out of the restaurant that night over an unpaid bill. >>> hate crime attack of a black fisherman. wjz is live. mike schuh has more on this case. mike? >> reporter: kai. calvin lockner, the 29-year-old with a hitler tattoo was facing four charges. but tonight, he'll plead guilty to two of them and will spend 31 years in jail. >> reporter: a year ago, james privet and his wife went fishing. this man and two others approached. >> asked them if they had any cigarettes or water, to which the prevats said no. >> the men didn't leave. but ms. privet did. and her husband was right behind. >> at the time, as the truck was being packed up, these individuals attacked him. they punched him, they kicked him. and they beat him with a stick. and eventually took his car and left. >> reporter: the prosecutor says that cal
CBS
Aug 24, 2010 5:00pm EDT
hit by a dodge ram pickup truck. taken to prince george's medical county. he is now listed in severe condition. the driver was not hurt. >>> new word about the economy after another disappointing report about the housing market. vic has more. >> responding almost instantly of news. the national association of realtors says sales hit their lowest levels since 1995. home sales have tumbled since a home buyer tax credit expired. the dow jones industrials average, briefly dipped below 10,000. at the end of the day, the dow is down 134. and the s&p and nasdaq also lost ground. experts say the nation's high unemployment rate of 9.5%, is also keeping sales down. >>> recently, banks have also been selective in giving loans, which could be freezing out many potential buyers. >>> a major announcement from the u.s. department of education today that affects maryland in a very big way. our state is named as a race to the top grant winner and will spend $3.4 billion with washington, d.c. and 8 other states. -- will split this with washington, d.c. and eight other states. >> reporter: 35 states ac
CBS
Nov 10, 2010 5:00pm EST
baltimore attorney or the prince george's county, city state's attorney for filing criminal charges. back to you. >> all right, derek, thank you. >>> we have not been able to reach joe or his attorney for comment today. >>> near miss. a bomb shipped from yemen to the u.s. would have exploded over the east coast. that's what authorities-- if authorities had never found it. charlie d'agata works for wjz, with more on forensics. >> reporter: british police say an air mail bomb from yemen was designed to explode over the united states. investigators say the device exploded was diffused with just three hours to spare. it was hidden in a printer cartridge and packed on a plane, bound for chicago. >> reporter: forensics teams from scotland yard say they had determined if the bomb had exploded, it would have been 10:30 a.m. british time. that was 5:30 in the morning on the east coast. >> reporter: the plane would have been over the eastern sea board of the u.s. investigators think al qaeda is responsible for the bomb found in britain and another found in dubai. saudi-born ibrahim hassan allah sir
CBS
Dec 14, 2010 5:00pm EST
george huguely. he is accused in the murder of yeardley love. jack ford is not surprised by word of negotiations and that plea deals are more common than not. >> reporter: there's certain factors that sort of lend themselves to a case -- you have to remember, an overwhelming number do. but this is not one where the defender is saying, wasn't me. >> reporter: the case is expected to be settled before trial. huguely is scheduled to appear in court on january 21st. >>> gulf coast residents could get a quick payoff from the company if they waive their right to sue. it is aimed at people and businesses satisfied with the emergency compensation they received so far. it's also for those who file claims. businesses would get $25,000 within two weeks. >>> the white house is mourning the loss of veteran diplomat richard holbrook. he died monday just days after undergoing surgery for a torn aorta. he was 69. >>> nicknamed the bulldozer, holbrook is known for his forceful persona. and an ability to work with politicians, minors and even war lords. >> yesterday, america lost one of the most tale
CBS
May 17, 2010 5:07pm EDT
bradley back in 2005. the pediatrician is charged with abusing hundreds of his patients. >>> a george washington student who fell to his death will be remembered during a candlelight vigil here in maryland. vic joins us with more on what is being called a tragic accident. >> he fell out of a fifth floor window at a campus residence hall early saturday morning. the great mills high school graduate was found by fellow students. he was taken to george washington university hospital where he later died. authorities say he lived off campus and don't know why he was in that particular dorm. they will hold a vigil for hubbard. he was the high school's salutatorian in 2008. >> a moment was silence was observed during the school's commencement on sunday. >>> a long-time and vital employee of the anne arundel county police department has passed away. florence stephen has died in her home at the age of 89. she was the secretary for the department of information office. she was praised for her meticulous record keeping. >>> a fire in the cockpit forces a united airlines flight to make an emergenc
CBS
Jun 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
trooper brown was ambushed outside this prince georges county applebee's friday. that's where he was working off- duty security. early in the evening, security cameras show him escorting 27- year-old cyril williams out of the restaurant. >> believe we have arrested all the principal suspects and that the motive was mr. williams was upset that he was kicked out of the restaurant. nothing more, nothing less. >> reporter: court papers obtained by wjz reveal the alleged accomplice anthony milton confessed, but police are not saying who pulled the trigger. there's a growing memorial outside the trooper's home. >> one of the most nicest persons you'll ever meet. >> reporter: this cousin says he's glad that the police worked so hard to make the arrests. both suspects have prior rap shoots. we asked governor o'malley for his reaction. >> we need to continue to work and honor their sacrifice by improving our criminal justice system every day. there's no way to make sense of this particular incident. >> that was adam may reporting for us. police and brown's family have announced plans for
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Aug 6, 2010 5:00pm EDT
investigation is under way after two women and two children are found dead in a prince george's apartment. and it is making it hard to figure out how they died. weijia jiang has the latest on the investigation. weijia? >> reporter: mary, the police chief wrapped up a briefing a few minutes ago. and she describes the scene as horrific. he says it looks like the landfill fell inside the home. and there are even containers of feces inside. and we know the female victim was the mother of the two children. but they still have many people to interview. >>> at this suburban county home, a 911 call to report an assault ended with police discovering the bodies of two women and a boy and a girl, both under 6 years old. police believe all four victims were living in a makeshift apartment above a detached garage. but say it had no running water or toilet facilities. piles of garbage ran outside of the home. and traces of rodents are on the inside, making it difficult for investigators to find evidence. some 50 police academy recruits also suited up to tackle the spill under the careful guidance of th
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Feb 25, 2010 5:00pm EST
at. >> reporter: the prince george's county sheriff's office confirms a 13-year-old boy is the prime suspect in this murder. >> reporter: the unidentified 13-year-old boy may have killed the teacher inside a stairwell and then brought her body outside. police have also found a bloody t-shirt, belonging to the teen. for now, police and prosecutors are battle the strongest case possible. today, a police spokesperson declined to shed any new information on the case. >> investigators are still interviewing staff members and students. and they're combing through all of the evidence. at this point, no one has been charged. >> february 18th, the body of 65-year-old teacher hannah wheeling was found partially clothed. a two-story brick building that sits just outside of the fence. wheeling lived on courtland place in bel air, harford county, where neighbors were saddened to learn of her death. >> she was a teacher for many years, and somebody who is trying to give back to the community like that. it's almost unfair. >> reporter: the murphy cottage houses the dormitory and classrooms for abou
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Dec 15, 2010 5:00pm EST
boyfriend, george huguely was charged. but now, huguely's lawyer say the medical examiner's cause of death is inconclusive. they think it's likely love died from something other than a beating. the medical examiner reiterates what he thinks was the cause of death. >> say that one more time? >> blunt force injuries. >> do you feel like the autopsy is inconclusive? >> no. >> the judge said the medical examiner's report will remain sealed. >> george huguely waived his right to appear in court today. >>> survivors opened fire in a school board meeting, while a camera records every terrifying second. we want to warn you, the footage you're about to see is disturbing. manuel gallegus has the story for wjz. >> just listen to me for a minute. >> i don't want anybody to get hurt. >> bill huzfeld pleaded with the man who pulled out a gun during a school board meeting. but the man, clay duke, refused to back down. what happens next is disturbing to watch. >> please dont. please don't. please. [ gunshots ] >> he missed his target completely, despite firing at point-blank range. >> he was going t
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Jan 19, 2010 5:00pm EST
, commercial-free telethon, hosted by george clooney, wicliff john and anderson cooper. you can see it here live on wjz 13, this friday, beginning at 8:00 p.m. >>> major focus on annapolis tonight, where the governor unveiled his fiscal 2011 budget proposal. wjz is live in annapolis. political reportert pat warren is there. she has more on the $2 billion budget hole that is forcing governor o'malley to make tough choices. >> that's right. facing a $2 billion budget deficit, the state has only two options really, either increase taxes or cut spending. governor o'malley has chosen the latter. >> we're going to come through this recession stronger than when we headed into it. and we're going to move stronger into it as one maryland. thank you, all. >> now comes the test of the metal. some already warning lawmakers away from any new taxes. and anything perceived as overspending. flexing what muscle they have as the backdrop of election year. >> there's no magic with this. people elect leaders to make the right decisions to the best of their ability in tough times. >> reporter: fiscal year
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Jul 29, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. >> this reminds us, every time they take a step out to protect us. >> reporter: prince george's county glen ivy announced a grand jury indictment against anthony milton, who police say supplied the gun to williams and was in the car. theseicality milton confessed to his role in the crime. >> under the law, you can be held act believe, even if you don't pull the trigger. if you're part of the team that commits the crime, you'll can be held accountable for the final assault. >> milton faces first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder. and three weapons charges. >>> as for the accused trigger man, 27-year-old cyril williams, right now, he's being held in jessop on a probation violation. if he's convicted in this case, he could face the death penalty for killing a law enforcement officer. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right, derek, thank you. >>> both suspects in the murder do have lengthy criminal records. >>> a new development in the scandal at arlington national cemetery. tonight, we're learning the number of mislabeled graves may be in the thousands. >> well, kai, de
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Mar 2, 2010 5:00pm EST
. reporting live from upper marlboro, prince george's county, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right, mike. thank you. bullock will serve his sentence at the patuxent institution. >> the manhunt continues for a man who shot a gas station owner. now, the suspect is wanted for not only that shooting but -- >> police say this all happened close to 7:30 at the hess gas station in the 1600 block of joppa road. porter was taken to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. this morning, he died from those injuries. police do not believe the suspect and porter knew each other. they say it may have been a robbery attempt. but no money was taken. >> baltimore county police urge anyone with information to come forward. >>> a 2-month-old boy was being treated for fractures to his skull tonight. police say he was caught in the middle of a fight between his parents. it happened last night, between the 2100 block of spellman road. the boy was in his mother's arms when both were hit by taylor. taylor now faces charges of second-degree assault and child abuse. >>> the days of saturday mail may
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Nov 1, 2010 5:00pm EDT
banks. a lot of people going door to door. not just in the city. but pripsz george's count -- prince george's county. we're hoping for a good turnout everywhere. >> maryland is not arizona. >> support among minority groups, critical. the founder of amigos deo'malley said his group is energy biezed -- energized because of the alternative. >> if there was any doubt, i think it happened four years ago, when bob ehrlich came out and said very nicely, multiculturalism is bunk. you can imagine how that felt over our heads. i thought it was a terrible disrespect. >> what i think people react against is the politics of division and fear. the politics that tries to pit us against one another. >> reporter: o'malley's messages seem to be working. since july, he's pulled ahead of ehrlich by almost 10 points in the polls. their analysts predict that o'malley is one of three gubernatorial candidates, who are democrat, crootz the count -- crootz the country, who are likely to win. >> you think the people of maryland are smarter? >> i do. >> 288,000 registered democrats here in the city alone. gover
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Jun 11, 2010 5:00pm EDT
marine killed over the weekend, would still be alive today. >> reporter: george macaleer saved the bullet from the encounter five years ago he'll never forget. >> they were just coming. back -- bam, bam, bam. >> reporter: he describes the flurry of bullets from the officer who fired 13 unarmed rounds at former marine tyrone brown, killing him outside a club. >> i hope they get justice and the cop gets what's coming to him. because it's just terrible what happened to a guy with no weapon. >> reporter: macaleer's encounter with officer tashambay happened in september 2005. he admits he was drinking and was with his friends when they encountered the off-duty officer in his car, who he felt cut him off. >> he cuts across the lanes, comes flying in front of us. >> reporter: macaleer said they started yelling at east other -- each other at the stot stoplight. >> he said he and has friends turned at this intersection. >> but the officer followed him. >> soon as we did that, we clipped the front of him! moments later, he claims the officer got out his weapon and started firing. >> he was g
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Dec 23, 2010 5:00pm EST
was found shot right in the head. >> reporter: george oberly lives across the street. >> the neighborhood is looking out for itself. and you just gotta watch out where it's going and what you're doing. >> we are looking at these crimes as a pattern because of geography and m.o. >> reporter: police believe the man in this sketch has an accomplice. and they also believe he is matching another. >> to find out that it's so close to my son's school. i'm just shocked, for one. >> we believe that these four have enough commonnallity that we can put these four together. and they're marked again by violence that involves beating and shooting. >> and these are all innocent people who are pleading for their lives. vic, they will be canvassing the neighborhood yet again. getting the picture out on those flyers. so if anyone knows anything, they can tell the detectives and try to solve these cases. reporting live, near patterson park, mike hellgren, eyewitness news. >> and of course, the people were in the streets last night. police have set up the hotline for those with tips. the number
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Sep 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
on her page that put her on probation. >> george michael heading to jail, we'll tell you why. >>> more pleasant weather heading our way. the five-day forecast coming up >>> first here's the report from wall street.,,,,,,,,,,,,,, [ male announcer ] the new subway flatbread breakfast sandwiches! like the new double bacon & cheese omelet sandwich! they're all new. toasty, tasty, and made to your order. so come and build your better breakfast today, at subway! >>> the september weather is pleasant conditions that will continue for at least another day or so. bernadette woods looking at wednesday forecast. >> it is a beautiful one out here today and the winds start to die down tonight and the temperatures going down to the low 50s for the lows. tomorrow we warm it up seasonably warm up to 80 degrees in the afternoon. we see some changes in the forecast, here's bob with that. >> some nice cool nights, 56 tomorrow night, chance of a shower, a little bit of rain possible. 83, down to 79 and 80 on saturday and a little warmer, pretty warm sunday, 84 but still not humidity, not talking
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Jun 25, 2010 5:00pm EDT
prince george's county restaurant. it was outside this restaurant where maryland trooper wesley brun was shot and killed. he was off duty working a second job. >> the trooper never had team to pull his weapon. >> reporter: with brown's family by his side, the governor signed an executive order. >> our law enforcement officers put everything on the line so we can be safe. it's our job to stand with them. >> reporter: it took days to capture two suspects in brown's murder. like an amber alert it would immediately notify law enforcement, the media and the public, a suspect is on the loose. >> this is legislation that we believe will help us in maryland solve those heinous cases. >> reporter: the blue alert system was supposed to go into effect october 1st, but following the murder of trooper brown, maryland's fraternal order of police pushed to expedite the process. >> there's nothing i could do that can bring back trooper brown but the legislation that has passed will give your son a way of life that he deserves. >> the blue alert is similar to the amber alert for missing children and the
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Dec 7, 2010 5:00pm EST
- 6155. >>> tragedy at a prince george's county school. a sixth grader at jay frank dent. died after collapsing at the fort washington school. parents are being told the student did not die from injuries. >>> get ready to adjust your budget. bge is about to get get a reality increase. >> they are giving theux tilt commission approval to raise the rate wjz is live. pat warren has more on what this means for customers. >>> just in time for turning up the heat. >> there is a section of your bill, about 25% and that t is that bge is considering raising the rate on. >> bge has to get the power to the people. and the people are going to pay. the distribution charge you see there is going up. it's not what you use, it's the cost of getting it to you that is increasing. although for many, it's been a struggle just to keep up with the bills they have now. >> it's just too much. we can't afford it. you know? i mean, we're a young couple, with two babies trying to survive. >> it's just my mother and myself. and it's ridiculous. >> how much? >> 686. >> bge is not happy either. because distributi
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Oct 29, 2010 5:00pm EDT
in bed with another man. clemente jumped to his death from the george washington bridge, days later. kai, back to you. >> vic, thank you. the rutgers students are charged with invasion of privacy and prosecutors are still considering hate crime charges. >>> under a firing at the national museum of the marine corps is now connected to three other shootings in the area. police are asking the gunman to come forward. >> reporter: bullets were fired into the windows of the national museum of the marine corps, about 30 miles south of washington. this is the fourth d.c.-area shooting in just the past two weeks. investigators think the incidents are connected. they believe the shooter has a grievance against the marine corps. they're asking the suspect to contact them directly. >> so we can better understand his grievance and work toward its resolution. >> reporter: the incidents began early this month, when shots were fired into the same museum during off hours. then bullets were fired into the pentagon in an area that was unoccupied and being renovated. and earlier this week, shots were f
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Jun 29, 2010 5:00pm EDT
over the last week. a prince george county residence. today's weather brought a promise of better things. here's a live look, but still not as stifling as the last several days have been and things are improving on the regular. bob turk is updating the cooler forecast >>> a lot cooler, the next 7 nights, you won't believe, some areas will be in the low 50s. some areas may not get out of the 70 . it's still warm, 89 but the humidity is down to 34%. north wind at 7. here is the front down to the south that came through with some thunderstorm activity and a dryer air mass that will be with us for the rest of the week. we'll have that coming up. >>> thank you >>> still ahead, a traffic nightmare, trash backed up i-95 during the busy morning rush. >>> angry youth is now unemployed. that story is coming up on wjz, eyewitness news. >>> want to zip around baltimore? a new service gets you where you want to go without owning a car >> the cool off is coming, we'll have the forecast. stick with us. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> many baltimore young people are without work this summer, they say
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Mar 31, 2010 5:00pm EDT
george's county. police won't say if this was gang related. but a d.c. councilmember said this was a dispute between neighboring crews. >> we've made a lot of progress. and in the end, if this comes out to be some sort of gang retaliation, shame on all of us. >> >> reporter: these shootings come as washington, d.c. is priding itself on a lower homicide rate. as of today, there have been 24 murders. last year at this time, there were 31. i'm andrea fujii. wjz eyewitness news. >> police arrested three men, 20-year-old nathaniel carter and 26-year-old alexander sims. >>> denise is in the newsroom with the latest on what police are calling a domestic-related attack. >> police say the mother and child were splashed with a chemical while getting out of their car. the incident occurred monday night. investigators say a woman walked up and threw a liquid at them. the victims were burned on their face and neck. neighbors say the mother was able to remain calm through it all. >> she didn't know what was going on. and she didn't know how much stuff had got on her. we're just hoping that someb
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Apr 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
believe this is an isolated incident. reporting live at prince george's county, police headquarters. mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right, mike. thank you so much. police have not given a time line on when they will complete their investigation. but the chief says he has made it a priority. >>> a disturbing story from carroll county tonight. a toddler is recovering after police say her market's boyfriend raped, beat and burned her. vic has more on this story. >> reporter: ryan c. gifford was arrested for the assault on the 21-month-old girl. on saturday, the 23-year-old 23- year-old drank a half glass of wine. according to investigators, the abuse happened once the girl's mother went to sleep. the girl's mother discovered the abuse once she woke up on sunday. the toddler was taken to johns hopkins hospital. gifford is charged with first- and second-degree assault and first- and second-degree child abuse. >>> jury is trying to determine the fate of a teenager accused of pulling a trigger. >> witness testimony. >>> what started as a street fight on yell second, led to this
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Dec 10, 2010 5:00pm EST
want to search george huguely's home. he is charged in the death of uva student yeardley love. >> love was found dead in her off-campus apartment in may. investigators want to see if there are any threatening text messages or e-mails on those cell phones. >>> they tried to stop him. tonight, the people who prayed with the baltimore man accused of trying to bomb a recruitment center speak out. kelly mcpherson spoke with the people who prayed alongside antonio martinez. >> reporter: those mosque members tell us that as soon as martinez converted to islam, he started asking questions about jihad. so they directed him to their cleric leader to clarify that they don't believe in violence. but they say a few months ago, he disappeared. >> reporter: this is martinez's mug shot after he was arrested for stealing a car in 2008. about a year ago, local muslims say he converted to islam, becoming muhammad hussein. sometime in the last three months is when his extremist views sprouted on facebook. and then fbi agents started working undercover. >> it could need a counseling. i would say a
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Feb 9, 2010 5:00pm EST
. >> the county executive and the emergency operations centers in both montgomery and prince george's county. he is en route here. but he is delayed in traffic, due to the snowstorm. i'm going to do my best to brief you to what concerns we have. and then when the governor gets here, you certainly can have time to get here with him. we just had a national weather conference with the whole state. basically, what we're looking at, state wide as an average, looking at 6 inches of snow on the ground by 7:00 tomorrow morning. after that, it's going to get extremely heavy. we're looking at very high winds from there until about 1300 hours. and then at 1:00 in the afternoon. and then it's going to be followed by about 50-mile-an- hour winds. so we're very concerned about all of those issues. we will be in blizzard conditions, no doubt, tomorrow. because of that, the governor has made a decision to close state offices tomorrow. for all nonessential employees. so once again, state government will be closed tomorrow for nonessential employees. >>> what i'm going to do now is just give you a litt
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Jun 21, 2010 5:00pm EDT
out, the chain would have fallen apart. ralph's surgery was on june 8th at george town. doctors say they are amazed by his generosity. ralph and his wife are still recouperating from the surgeries and hope to keep in touch with the donors. >> let's check on the roads with sharon gibala at wjz's traffic control. >>> so far a pretty standard commute. so that's a good thing, just some standard ones, one in bel- air and another one at randolph avenue. only two in the city. pulaski highway and east northern parkway. watch for some debris that's still there block federal hill road south of route 23. take route 146 instead. police activity if you're traveling in westminster, that's at john owens drive. there's a look at your drive time. slowest spot inner loop with a 16-minute drive time. there is a live look at the top side of the beltway. that's york road and the inner loop. traffic is moving just fine on coastal highway. no problems on 95, either. this traffic report is brought to you by subway. back over to you. >>> there are some arizona homes in danger as several wildfires scorched t
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Oct 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
pill prince george's county. the 4-year-old was sleeping in his mother's car when the car was taken from a shell gas staismghts the car was abandoned but the boy was still sleeping in the back seat. >>> a missing woman gains the attention of maryland and the rock group she planned to see. now tracy tetso's murder trial is underway. we go to towson. the husband dennis it the so is charged -- tetso is charged with killing his wife. >> reporter: from the start police say dennis tetso did not come clean about his whereabouts and the lead investigator said done nice had conflicting stories. dennis first said he didn't leave the house. another record he said he did. records pinpoint him in harbor tunnel. dennis told the investigator he was through with his marriage after he discovered his wife was having an affair with this man christian sinnott. there were phone calls revealing it was tracy who wanted to end the marriage. >> i must be a fool because i want to make my marriage work. when you walk down that aisle, that was the happiest day of my [ bleep ] life. here's a beautiful woman wal
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