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Apr 11, 2011 5:00pm EDT
he was drunk at the time, but that he didn't intend to kill yardley love. george hughley's attorneys told the court he had no intention of killing his on again off again girlfriend yardley love. hughley was a lacrosse player. and lived a life of privilege. he has been in preu prison for more than a year. love also played lacrosse. prosecutors say when she broke off their two yearlong relationship he went to her off campus apartment and beat her. leaving those close to her struggling to understand why. >> the whole family loved to laugh. and it's going to be a long time until they can laugh again. >> reporter: hughley appeared before short circuit. in new testimony, a friend testified that love and hugley had been drinking. >> he is able to look at his prosecutors and see what is taking place right there on the screen. >> reporter: the love family released a statement. they said we miss yeardley so much. we have faith in the justice system and trust that the truth will prevail. prosecutors say they will not ask for the death penalty in the case. >> there was no blood found in hugley's
CBS
Jul 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
man hunt for a murderer. >> reporter: work crews in st. george, utah, airport after a murder suspect tried to make a high flying getaway. a pilot for the airlines breached airport security and tried to steal a 50 passenger jet. he was wanted for the murder of his exgirlfriend whose body was found that prompted sky west to put him on administrative leave and revoke his security cards. it was just before 1:00 a.m. when a police officer patrolling the airport noticed an abandoned motorcycle with engine still warm and wire over a perimeter fence. that's how he got in and made his way on to the jet and started the engines. >> he knew exactly how to get in the plane, the cabin and apparently, there's multiple systems you have to be familiar with and he knew all of those. >> reporter: as the plane taxied away, he went into some parked cars, collapsing the plane's nose gear. when police entered the plane, he found himself. the plane voice recorder is analyzed for potential clues and review airport security measures. bigad shaban, wjz eyewitness news. >> they are reviewing some security at th
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
Jun 28, 2012 5:00pm EDT
were caught doing on the job. >> george zimmerman repairs for another -- prepares for another bail hearing. will the judge allow him to go free again. >> what do you love about baltimore? that's what one organization is asking and the uncensored view is being put up on social media. i'm mike schuh, the story next. ,,,,,,,,,, >>> it is 5:30, 95 degrees and sunny. good evening. thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some stories people are talking at tonight. it takes something really big to change a skyline. that's exactly what's happening to the port of baltimore. alex reports four cranes that barely fit under the bay and key bridges are about to climb higher. >> using a tug boat two with years ago -- 2 years ago the governor announced the port of baltimore will be growing to grow jobs. >> it's going to support 2,700 permanent jobs to handle the increased container traffic. >> last week the steel backbone barely fit under the bay bridge. four big cranes built in china on the way to handle a new generation of gigantic cargo ships. >> that puts the port of baltimore
CBS
Nov 10, 2011 5:00pm EST
band perry won big last night at the cma awards. but as george pennachio tells us, the top award went to a 21-year-old. >> reporter: taylor swift walked off with the top prize -- tearnt of the -- entertainer of the year. this is her second time winning the cma's top prize. >> i'm freaking out. it was something to twhin once and then -- win it once and then to win it again, this couldn't be possible. >> reporter: miranda lambert won the female honor. >> miranda came and set down after she won hers. did we pay somebody? how did this happen. >> this is a second year in a row. it's just crazy. i don't think either one of us were expecting it. single of the year for if i die young. >> we're great felt industry has honored us in a great way. >> "if i die young," it has changed lives. >> reporter: awards aside, the most emotional moment came to a salute to high con glen campbell -- icon glen campbell. >> i was surprised. i got a lump in my throat. >> reporter: what does this love mean to you from a country world that you have spent your life in? >> it's wonderful. i'm one of the most blessed
CBS
Aug 18, 2009 5:00pm EDT
surprising last will and testament. >> reporter: well, kai, george sodini wrote a will, naming the university of pittsburgh as the sole ben beneficiary of his sizable estate. the 43-year-old man opened fire in a health club. he then pulled the gun on himself. he left behind an estate worth about $225,000. the money will likely be used to settle lawsuits in the fatal shooting. kai? >> he graduated from the school in 1992, with a degree in computer science. >>> the 8th suspect in last month's brutal murder of a florida couple with 17 children is in jail this morning. and as suzanne roberts reports for wjz, grim, new details have come to light. >> reporter: newly released crime scene reports in the home invasion reports of burt ask melanie billings reveals the killers took no chances. they made sure. >> reporter: melanie billings was shot five times, twice in the face. her husband took six shots, two to the back of the head. a sheriff's report says one of the billings' adopted children, who has down syndrome, was sleeping with him when the gunman burst in. the 10-year-old witnessed th
CBS
Apr 12, 2011 5:00pm EDT
jurors and alcohol to play a big part if this chase goes to trial. george huguely's lawyer showed they are prepared to vigorously defend the la crosse player that he murdered yeardley love. one of their strategies, help didn't intend to kill her. >> george huguely only learned yeardley love had died when told that by a detective. >> reporter: during a heres that lasted nine hours, some said huguely was very drunk and had slurred speech in the hours leading up to the altercation with love. if that's true that could mean less time behind bars for huguely. >> the jury will have to decide that i was sufficiently intoxicated, that i couldn't term a specific intent or i formed the intent first and got drunk to build up courage. >> reporter: love grew new cockeysville. her family said they have faith in the justice system. he told police that he hook love and her head hit the wall. her body was found a pool of blood. the defense said it could have been something else liked a derral found in her system. >> if you're on the defense side, you want to do whatever you can to lower the level of ris
CBS
Mar 16, 2011 5:00pm EDT
right now. >> reporter: the 21-year-old is a junior at rochester institute. george delaney was last seen in his apartment. his car was found sunday in an abandoned field. wjz spoke with george's mother in frederick. she said his entire family is concerned and worried about him and they hope everyone keeps him in their prayers. delaney was last seen saturday. but only reported officially missing saturday. >> delaney is a political science major. >>> lottery lies. trying to scam lottery ticket winners out of their money and keeping it for themselves. derek valcourt explains how she did it and how she was caught. >> reporter: lottery investigators routinely go undercover to make sure the people who sell their lottery tickets are not cheating the system. and this time, it was the undercover investigators who hit the jackpot. >> reporter: melissa stone, under arrest, in what blis describe as a lottery scam. the 39-year-old owner of roth liquors in baltimore county, caught in an undercover sting by lottery investigators, accused of lying to a winning scratchoff ticket holder, telling him
CBS
Apr 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
trayvon martin which means an arrest of george zimmerman. >> reporter: the dream defenders are asking the lawmakers to hear their message. >> we want to use this as tragic as it is, as making our community a better community. >> reporter: special prosecutor angela cory has decided not to use the grand jury in the investigation. the dream defender say they have a list of demands and the arrest of george zimmerman is just the beginning. >> we think that trayvon martin is just the catalyst, we need a bigger change. a much bigger movement, a much big revolution. >> reporter: the group is calling for a congressional hearing into racial profiling. >> in hopes to systematically continue to face the issues that america has swept under the rug because they are difficult conversations to have. >> reporter: demonstrators say the protest will not end until zimmerman stands trial for trayvon martin's death. susan mcginnis, wjz eyewitness news. >> in florida, only first degree murder cases require the use of grand juries. >>> the fbi believes an indiana man sexually exploited more than 100 teenage
CBS
Sep 16, 2009 5:00pm EDT
civil trial of a prince george's county police officer. vic is in the newsroom with what the officer's cell phone records show. >> it shows that his cell phone sent or received a text message just before the fatal collision happened. 21-year-old university student brian gray was killed in the crash. a representative of the company did not say chavez sent or opened the message. chavez said that there was an obstruction of the car and he didn't see it until just before the collision. >> gray's family is seeking $2 million in damage from chavez and the county. >>> budget cuts. the airport's communication center will be closing. that means you will hear fewer in the terminal. eight staffers who made the announcements in several languages will lose their job. officials say most separated passengers now use cell phones to find each other. plus, their automated number will answer most calls. >>> budget cuts will also mean changes for well-known politicians. the centuries-old columbus day parade will not march through little italy next month. >> reporter: the little italy columbus da
CBS
Jul 23, 2009 5:00pm EDT
. and highlights from chicago. i'll show you a perfect game. >>> and oriole relief pitcher george sherrill hears the rumors he could be traded. i'll speak with him when eyewitness news continues. >>> there is baseball. outside of baltimore. we hear the orioles talk about the importance of pitching. we see it at its best here in chicago. we say nobody is perfect. but we say it is possible for a pitcher. still, a perfect game has been thrown 18 times in major league history. history made in chicago today. with some drama. white sox lefty mark buehrle. every batter retires going into the 9th inning. deep drive. left center. duane to the fence. leaps up and robs the home run. another look. preserves the perfect game and check out the reactions from the pitcher mark buehrle. thank you very much. the chicago crowd anticipates the final two outs. there's the last of them. ground ball to short. that will be a 5-0, white sox win. and a perfect game for mark buehrle. his second major league no- hitter. he threw one against texas two years ago. but get this. burly got a congratulatory call f
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
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
CBS
Feb 23, 2012 5:00pm EST
fate. >> reporter: right before that verdict was read, george huguely made the sign of the cross. and hours later, when he found out he could be let out of prison when he was 50 years old, he put his hands over his face and started to weep. the former lacrosse player found guilty of second-degree murder could serve 26 years in prison. >> there is definitely this unresolved tension about it. >> i think that it's fair. >> i think second-degree murder fair was pretty fair. >> reporter: the verdict came after nine hours of deliberations. jurors did not believe huguely planned to kill his ex- girlfriend yeardley love. but they also didn't think it was an accident. instead, they ruled the beating death in her off-campus apartment in may 2010 was an intentional disregard for human life. love's mother and sister from cockeysville moved many to tears when they testified during sentencing. lexy love said, quote, i never wanted something so bad in my life than i have to see yeardley's face again of. >> there are no winners in this case. there's nothing but loss everywhere. our hearts go out
CBS
Oct 23, 2013 5:00pm EDT
sixth maryland casino in prince george's county. >>> if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check on the roads with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. >>> well, a lot of act 50 out there. watch for delays from timonium to belfast. average speed only about 25 miles an hour. west side inner loop, stop and go past liberty road. northbound 95. delays from 32 to 100. then a couple of new accidents that have popped up. 25 northbounda at 70. north point boulevard at east baltimore street. let's now take a live look. you can see, we still vay lot of traffic out there, on the beltway, inner and outer loop, around security boulevard. and we'll take a live look west of york road. this traffic report is brought to you by pnc bank. see your business cash flow in a whole new way. go to pnc.com/cash flow insight. >>> tonight is a one-dog night. >> it will be a little chilly, compared to what we would normal he expect. west winds feeling like 45 out. if you're addressed to go out, don't dress for 42, dress for 45. come back and look at chilly temps after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
CBS
Feb 17, 2012 5:00pm EST
vote and flip a previous opponent of the bill to vote for it. >> reporter: prince george's county delegate, tiffany alston, who voted against the bill last year, offered the only amendment that was accepted by the majority. >> if any part of this bill is deemed to be unconstitutional, that the whole bill will be considered unconstitutional. >> reporter: the significance of that being that challenges to the religious protections to the bill would throw the whole thing out. >> we are told that the vote was contingent on the passage of the last amendment. and that's passage of that last amendment from prince george's delegate county. it was the price for pushing this through. >> reporter: but supporters of the bill deny any shenanigans. >> clearly, this bill is not being rammed through. it has had more consideration and debate than almost any bill that i've dealt with in the 30 years that i've been in the legislature. >> reporter: but does it have the votes? >> we'll find out. >> reporter: but supporters of the bill clearly do not expect a repeat of last year's defeat. reporting live
CBS
May 23, 2011 5:00pm EDT
this is what we do. >> reporter: 60 minutes also says george hemcapy also told federal authorities armstrong took muscle enhancement drugs. >> i feel bad that i have to go here. but in the long term the sport is going to be better off for it. >> reporter: today the international cycling union issued a statement denying that it helped cover up any failed drug test. >>> pat warren shows us what's being done to protect kids in class. >>> dequan jameson remembers being beaten. >> the boy told me, what's up, what's up now. run from me, run from my boys, one for me and one for that boy, and one for fun. >> reporter: the boy knocked his teeth out. dequan is one of 335 bullying reports. >> they pick on me because of how i look and stuff. >> reporter: what about you? >> yeah, i've been bullied. many different ways. verbally, physically. >> reporter: superintendent nancy grass showed lakeland to show how to stop bull littling at different levels. >> you tell a parent or teacher or adult that's very close to me. >> you tell a teacher or an adult. that's exactly right. >> then they will come t
CBS
Feb 22, 2012 5:00pm EST
, about 40 feet away, george huguely, is sitting in a small holding cell, waiting to find out his punishment. >> reporter: george huguely walked into court for deliberation day, his fate hanging in the balance. his pants oversized. a drastic change in appearance for the lacrosse player who is accused of fatally beating his girlfriendiard low -- girlfriend, yeardley love, from cockeysville. sandness -- sadness in love's mother, who broke down many times during testimony. and strong empathy from the prosecutor, dave chapman, who actually cried during closing arguments saturday. he wants jurors to convict huguely of first- or second- degree murder. >> not a slam-dunk case for the commonwealth. >> it is very difficult to read the fays of a juror. the jurors all have that poker face on them. they don't betray their emotions. >> reporter: defense attorneys argue their client didn't mean to kill yashedly -- yeardley love. and they hope jurors come back with a manslaughter conviction. they also call the this doctor to cast a shadow of doubt over the cause of death. >> and again, how do yo
CBS
Jan 13, 2011 5:00pm EST
safe. they are not safe. >> reporter: justin's murder, one of 12 in prince george's county. a crime spike so severe, the county say its is bringing in dozens of local, federal and state officers to patrol. justin's mother says she is planning a funeral and then a fight for justice on her son's behalf. >> i want my son vindicated. i want an apology from the p.g. county police. >> police say they are still actively investigating this case. chasing down a number of leads. so far, though, no arrests. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right, derek. thank you. >>> and justin will be laid to rest on sunday. the university of maryland is planning a memorial, a week from tonight. >>> an alarming find inside a columbia town home. rabbits, dozens of them. 78 to be exact. weijia jiang explains how the animals took over the home. weijia? >> reporter: police say it was an anonymous tip that led them to all of these rabbits. even they were overwhelmed with how many they found. >> reporter: at the 5800 block of barnwood place in columbia, carrie martin of shock -- was shocked to see three
CBS
Dec 8, 2009 5:00pm EST
the unborn child. >>> well, vic, police say the prince george's county suspect wanted a baby of her own. so she went to a homeless shelter in washington, d.c. and convinced a woman who was 9 months pregnant to leave with her. the suspect is identified as veronica deramous. prosecutors say she told the pregnant woman she would take her shopping for baby clothes. but instead, she took her back to her apartment in suitland and held her hostage. police say she also tried to cut out the woman's unborn child with a utility knife. the pregnant woman, who is not being identified somehow escaped. she was taken to the hospital, a caesarean was performed and both mother and baby are doing fine. the little girl is named, appropriately enough, miracle. >> deramous is in custody and faces a number of charges, including first-degree attempted murder. >>> a new possible clue in the disappearance of a woman. jerryell was reported missing when she didn't show up for thanksgiving with her family. police noticed a piece missing from a sectional sofa. police believe it was taken to a nearby dumpster and
CBS
Mar 15, 2011 5:00pm EDT
radiation that we're exposed to in our normal lives. >> the u.s. navy says many on the uss george washington and two bases were exposed to low level, nothing that should cause any health problems. >>> and the military says tonight that it will not halt any relief missions at this point. reporting live, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> mike, thank you. >>> the disaster in japan continues to have a negative impact on wall street, after a big plunge this morning. the dow was off 137. s&p and nasdaq were also down dramatically. stay with wjz for complete coverage of the disaster in japan. for the latest financial updates and new pictures of the recovery, log onto wjz.com. >>> new information tonight in the murder that has rocked an upscale shopping area in bethesda. vic is in the newsroom with developments for us. >>> police now think the suspects in the brutal attacks slipped into the popular yoga store, right behind the two victims. 37-year-old jana murray was beaten to death. a 27-year-old coworker was all sexually assaulted and survived the attack. investigators say two men
CBS
Jun 13, 2012 5:00pm EDT
information on the victim other than her age. >>> new information on george vimmerman. -- zimmerman. zimmerman's wife faces legal trouble of her own. it all centers around the couple's finances. >> reporter: shelly zimmerman's mug shot was taken in the shame jail where her husband now lives. the couple talked about family money during phone calls but later. shelly zimmerman testified by phone under oath. >> we will have plenty of money. is that correct? >> to my knowledge, that's correct. >> they got a lower bond but actually had $135,000. money raised through online donations. prosecutors alleged zimmerman spoke in code during those recorded calls. court records show in the four days before his bond hearing, shelly zimmerman made eight cash transactions, totaling $74,000. >> i will flat out call it what it is. the defendant's wife lied to this court. >> how could somebody forget that they had $135,000? >> mark omerra agrees both zimmermans owe the judge an apology. >> i think she was acting out of fear and frustration. but we don't have that right in in a courtroom. >> reporter: sh
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
Feb 16, 2012 5:00pm EST
baltimore city and prince george's county, amounted to voter suppression. because the call hinted bob ehrlich's opponent, governor o'malley had already won, and there was no need to go vote. >> we're okay. relax. >> reporter: schurick approved the call. >> because i believed there were several thousand african american supporters of bob ehrlich, who had not voted that day. and that a message as counterintuitive as it seems in hindsight, that a message, such as that one, would, in fact, motivate them to go to the polls if they had not already done so. >> reporter: but the judge strongly criticized schurick as he sentenced him to a month of home detention, saying any campaigner should have said, no, it's deceptive, it's illegal, you shouldn't do it. the state prosecutor agrees. >> this type of behavior is not just a dirty trick or politics as usual. it is illegal. >> trust me, political professionals in maryland are very, very aware of the outcome of this trial and the consequences. >> reporter: the judge also gave schurick 500 hours of community service. he'll have to split that, 2
CBS
Mar 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the incident was not racially motivated. >> there's a gap from the time that george got out of the vehicle and that the gun went off that we don't know what happened. >> reporter: a special prosecutor has been appointed to oversee the case. in sanford florida, randall pinkston, wjz news. >> ray lewis will be joined by comedian sinbad in sanford florida. >>> a critical piece of evidence is being debated during pretrial motions for trevor and tremayne johnson, the two brothers are accused of lighting a pit bull on fire. the dog known as phoenix later died. according to our media partner the baltimore sun, prosecutors want to use a video tape that shows parts of the crime. the first trial for the johnson's ended with a hung jury largely because that video left the jury unsure. >>> some drier weather following that week of rain. it is windy outside. temperatures are dropping it may cause some problems overnight. bernadette woods and bob terp are updating our weather. >> temperatures in the mid- to upper 50s. oakland only at 43. pax river is up to 61. but it'll get colder tonight. rain
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Nov 3, 2009 5:00pm EST
for disease control and prevention. >>> ap early morning house fire in prince george's county burns so intensely, that it damaged neighbors' homes. that upper marl marlboro blaze. firefighters arrived to find this single-family home in blaze. >>> police in frederick plan to charge four male students in an alleged sexual assault at the maryland school for the deaf. the suspects are three minors, one adult who lives in the same dormitory that the male student was assaulted last week. the victim was treated at a hospital and released. >>> the parents of missing british toddler madeleine mccann are launching a new video appeal to find their daughter. charlie d'agata reports for wjz, on why detectives think this new video will help. >>> i was doing it since i was 6 years old. this is how she might look today. >> british police say this is how madeleine mccann might look if she's living somewhere hot like southern europe or north africa, close to where she disappeared. >> if you know someone who is involved and you are keeping the secret, remember, it's never too late to do the right thin
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Feb 20, 2012 5:00pm EST
marlboro. the crash is under investigation. >>> the wait is on. jurors in george huguely's murder trial, are forced to wait tree day -- three days before they can start processing all they saw and heard about the tragic death about cockeysville native yeardley love. >> reporter: george huguely faces life in prison if convicted of the most serious charge, making the stakes very high in the quest to find justice for yeardley love. jurors have time to think, as deliberations are delayed three days. court is closed today because of a holiday and a grand jury was set for tuesday. so they will resume wednesday morning. >> time works a little bit to the adventure -- advantage of the prosecution. because i imagine that the tone that -- the tenor, the vibration in the community are very sympathetic to the victim. >> reporter: in closing arguments, george huguely's defense attorneys stress yardley love's death was an accident. they told jurors huguely was a, quote, stupid drunk. but not calculating. you get what you get. he's a boy athlete. but prosecutors said how she was found faced down in her
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Feb 8, 2012 5:00pm EST
love died of blueprint force trauma, and love's ex- boyfriend, george huguely, seen here for the first time, planned the beating in advance. key evidence in e-mail, sent days earlier. huguely wrote, quote, a few days ago, you said you would get back together with me iffy -- if i stopped drinking so much. i should have killed you. >> reporter: huguely's attorneys says there was premeditation, but not about what they think. he said, he is not that complex. he is a lacrosse player. huguely threw away love's computer. but they disagree if it was part of a cover-up. they also say love drank so much prior to her death that she passed out and suffocated. but prosecutors argue it is no excuse for first-degree murder. >> love's family was talking about the moment they found out yeardley died on her way to the witness stand, the older sister, lexy made eye contact with george huguely. there was just a moment that was very uncomfortable as the two sat there and stared at each other for just a moment. on the stand was one of yeardley love's best friends. she testified that she believes yeardley lo
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Jun 6, 2013 5:00pm EDT
. >>> harbor point would be built this phases over a 12 year period. >>> george zimmerman's trial for fatally shooting trayvon martin is set to start on monday in florida. demies is -- denise is in the news room with details. >> zimmerman's attorney wanted to let a handful of witnesses testify confidentially because of concerns for the safety. the judge denied that request. zimmerman is claiming self- defense for the fatal shooting of the teenager. zimmerman's attorney requested that certain terms used to describe the client be prohibits, like vigilante and want to be cop are inappropriate and prejudice. >> the trial is expected to last more than a month. >>> rescue efforts are continuing at the site of a collapsed building in philadelphia, a survivor was pulled free overnight. as mar lee hall reports for wjz, crews haven't found anyone since then. >> reporter: workers used heavy machinery to demolish the front of a salvation army thrift store that was buried under a building collapse in the heart of philadelphia. crime scene investigators took photos of the wreckage while emergency c
CBS
Mar 14, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> prince george's county has broken up at least one theft ring. >> reporter: favorite target of thieves, who have stolen thousands of dollars worth of tide. police arrested 18 people in one ring for stealing detergent. most people aren't even awear. , wear. -- aware. >> reporter: now, they are placing security on tide to trigger alarms. >> and police say it is virtually impossible for police to trace it can no serial numbers. >>> let's check on the roads with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. how do you like this weather, kristy? >> kai, i love it. i wish it would stay like this forever. we have some problems to talk about there on the roadways. northbound direction. heavy there from shawan road to belfast. the west side inner loop, stop and go there from southwestern boulevard, around to security boulevard. expect about 15 minutes to get through. and the outer loop also heavy there -- from 70 to baltimore national pike. the north side outer loop, that's been a problem most of the afternoon. still heavy york to charles street. and northbound 95, bumper to bumper there from 32 to 17
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Mar 31, 2011 5:00pm EDT
prince george's county. 13 people were killed there in over 13 days. >>> a man murdered in ray -- a northeast baltimore shopping center. police have not identified the victim. they're still looking for the killer as well. >>> a man accused of a horrific highway crash is on trial. weijia jiang tells us what happened today in the courtroom. weijia? >> reporter: the courtroom was packed with family members of the young victim who died at the hands of who police say was a drunk driver who was in the wrong time in the middle of an illegal street race. >> it's been nearly two years since 20-year-old jonathan henderson of la plata, and 21- year-old mary beth abernathy were killed along the interstate beltway. police say on june 21st, the young victims were watching an illegal street race, when around 3:00 in the morning, a car illegally lined up on the race, smashed into them. >> it was maybe about 80 cars, lined up, side by side. >> reporter: now, the driver of that car is on trial, facing 17 charges for their deaths, including negligent homicide and dui. the state tox cols testified rayb
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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
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Mar 1, 2011 5:00pm EST
- sex marriage today, but two delegates, baltimore's jill carter and prince george's county delegate refuse to vote without assurances that school funding will be restored. even though they agree the two issues are not related. >> but it looks like you're holding the bill hostage. >> well, they certainly could take the votes. they could take the votes with or without me. >> i am for the bill, fundamentally. i just don't think it's the only bill. i don't think it's the only issue on the table. and i don't think it is necessarily the most important. >> reporter: carter also wants a hearing on equal time for noncustodial parents, another unrelated but in her view, equally-important bill. >>> again, every vote counts in this same-sex marriage issue, which is why the vote did not go on as scheduled, prior to the regular hearing. the committee is still hearing its regular bills now. and we don't know yet if they're going to vote after that session ends. back to you. >> okay, pat. thank you. >>> the committee is under no deadline to take a vote. >>> two baltimore county students are under a
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Feb 9, 2012 5:00pm EST
details, trying to lay the groundwork for her defense. >> reporter: former lacrosse player george huguely does not deny he was involved in an altercation with his ex- girlfriend, yeardley love. but his attorneys argue that her death was accidental. in court for the first full day of testimony, they're focusing on medical evidence, the scientific explanation for love's death. prosecutors contend love died of blunt force trauma, beaten to death by huguely. wjz got this glimpse of the evidence, coming to and from the courtroom. this large package is believed to contain yeardley love's bedroom door. prosecutors say huguely kicked it in, leaving a giant hole and traces of his dna. love's former roommate, who found the body, testified love was afraid for her safety, alluding to another key piece of evidence, an e-mail huguely sent to love days earlier. he wrote, you said you would get back together with me if i quit drinking so much. i should have killed you. >> reporter: experts will testify that love died of positional asphyxiation, passing out facedown in her pillow, after the fight
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May 15, 2012 5:00pm EDT
: the evidence was on display inside the same courtroom, where george huguely was convicted of murdering yeardley love, who grew up in cockeysville. it included more than 200 photos of the case. one showed a bloody crime scene, and a 12-inch hole in the door, where huguely kicked it in. also, e-mails and text messages exchanged between the two. you're the biggest scum bag i've ever met wrote yeardley. huguely wrote, you're so expletive stupid. they also had to look at yeardley love's autopsy photos, which are not being released to the public. at the time, one juror described what he saw and said it would haunt him for a long time. >> her eye was completely swollen shut. like you couldn't open it at all. >> the truth is, the scar is going to be there my whole life. i never knew yeardley love. but i got to know her best friends, i got to know her family. i got to see parts of her life in photographs. >> reporter: love was killed in may of 2010. huguely was found guilty of murder and grand larsony in -- larceny in february. >> he bears responsibility for what happened. >> reporter
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Jun 23, 2011 5:00pm EDT
applied statewide. >> reporter: it mirrors a similar scandal at george washington elementary last year. the city has since spent nearly $400,000 to put testing monitors in every city school. >> reporter: and that is something that the state school superintendent called a bold move. now, city school ceo dr. andres alonzo, his contract is up next month. but he hinted he would be staying on at the press conference today. reporting live, mike hellgren. >> that's breaking news in itself, mike. wjz will have reaction from mayor stephanie rawlings-blake tonight tonight at 6:00. >>> a baltimore officer remains in critical condition tonight after she was knocked off the jfx. the car accident sent officer teresa rigby, flying off an elevated section of the highway tuesday. rigby has undergone at least two rounds of surgery to repair a fractured leg and pelvis. a team of investigators is examining evidence and questioning evidence found in the accident. police say a 25-year-old man lost control of a car and struck a pipe this morning. that driver was killed along with his 22-year-old female
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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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Feb 10, 2012 5:00pm EST
talking about. >> george huguely breaks down, as he listens to chilling testimony about the death of his ex-girlfriend. the highly charged moments as huguely stands accused of killing baltimore native yeardley love. jessica kartalija explains what brought many in that courtroom to tears. jessica? >> kai, love's family, huguely and at least two jur hors were in ter -- tears as they learned his former girlfriend had, in fact died. >> reporter: former university of lacrosse player admitted he wrestled with and shoved yeardley love, but never punch said or strangled -- her. this, played inside charlottesville district court. the footage was recorded hours after love's body was discovered in her apartment in may of 2010. huguely told police he had gone to talk to love about their on again-off-again relationship. but insists he doesn't inflict lethal injuries. >> reporter: a charlottesville detective told huguely, quote, she's dead. huguely, how the expletive is she did? because -- dead? >> because you killed her. george responds, she's dead? she's dead? she's dead? how? i didn't even expl
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Mar 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
george zimmerman for the murder of trevon martin. >> reporter: 28-year-old george zimmerman claims it was self- defense. florida state allows the person the right to stand their ground and use deadly force, if threatened. but the attorney for the martin family says the boy was not the aggressor. >> he had a 9-millimeter gun. trevon martin had a bag of skittles. where is the self-defense in that? >> reporter: attorney benjamin crump played a video of a girl, who was allegedly on the phone with martin, just seconds before he was shot and killed. >> he is traumatized over this. >> the girl said that martin said he was being followed. >> he tells him, oh, better be careful. just run home. >> crumb says he will turn over the witness's information to the justice department because the family does not trust the local authorities. terrell brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> the grand jury will convene april 10th. coming up, tonight at 6:00, local civil rights at vists call for justice in this case. >>> if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check in on our roads at wjz. >> h
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Mar 3, 2011 5:00pm EST
the pledging process that hazing wasn't condoned in this sorority. prince george's county police say it is unclear what will happen with the other three women. >> the sorority will remain suspended at the university of maryland until the investigation is complete. >>> a day after the supreme court rules the controversial kansas-based church does have the right to picket military funerals, the controversy continues. today is especially hard on a local man whoa says he just wanted to lay his son to revment wjz is live -- to rest. wjz is live. wjz has the latest on the painful day for al snider. >> reporter: al snider does have a difficult day today. it was five years ago today that his son was killed in iraq, leading to the protest in this case. >> reporter: marine corp cal matthew snider was killed. now, the supreme court rules the westborough church had the right to picket at his funeral. >> there's not much we can do about it anymore. when the government won't do anything about it and the courts give us no remedy, then people are going to start taking matters into their own hands. a
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Feb 7, 2012 5:00pm EST
, and george huguely were lacrosse players. some friends became concerned about their relationship problems am but they never expected it would end with love found beaten to death. and huguely on murder charges. >> i feel bad for the family. >> love's mother from cockeysville. huguely's father. although it's what many will predict. >> i feel like he'll probably get convicted of first-degree. and legal system, prison. which i guess is probably what he deserves. >> a lot of people are very upset. >> this student launched a new philanthropy project. >> we do a lot of help just in the local area for shelter for help and emergency. >> reporter: university officials say they've also ramped up education on that issue and alcohol abuse. >> do you think people are more careful now? >> i hope so. it was really unfortunate. >> alcohol abuse is a serious problem on college campuses. but at the same time, i would add that the typical drunk college student doesn't kill their girlfriends. >> reporter: most students already made their verdict. now waiting to see if jurors decide the same. >> i jus
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May 22, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. high earners, for example, in carroll, harford, prince george's, are likely to pay $236 more. taxpayers, affected by the hike in frederick, howard, and anne arundel counties, and baltimore city, are likely to see increases between $437, and $704. the highest increases are likely to affect residents in baltimore county, montgomery, and talbot counties, ranging from $705, to $955 more this year. >> the increases take effect june 1st and are retroactive to january 1st of this year. lawmakers get their next shot at raising revenues in a special session, tentatively scheduled for july. i'm pat warren in annapolis, now, back to you on tv hill. >> the governor is expected to call a special session in july, on expanded gambling, to include table games and a new casino in prince george's county. >>> a naval academy tradition is successfully carried out today in annapolis. students just capped off their first year in the academy, with a climb up the herndon monument. it makes the task more difficult. students began the annual event in 1940. at the end, as you saw, they replaced their h
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Dec 9, 2011 5:00pm EST
. >> reporter: ravi's roommate jumped off the george washington bridge, just days after he learned of the web cam. a court date is set for february 21st. >>> christmas may come a little late for congress. president barack obama says congress won't be going anywhere, until lawmakers reach a deal, extending the current payroll tax cut. the senate turned down two separate pay roll tax plans yesterday. the president's own vacation is set to start next week. but he says he will stay as long as it takes. >>> well, nearly every country in the european union is backing the new plan. but as heather cobar reports for wjz, britain is refusing to take part. >> reporter: european leaders pose for a group photo in brussels, after 10 hours of intense negotiations. most of our nations are pledging to move ahead with a new treaty to rescue the euro. but britain, which doesn't use the currency, rejected the plan. >> what he's offering isn't in britain's interest. so i didn't yeah agree to it. -- didn't agree to it. >> reporter: they said nicolas sarkozy made unacceptable demands that would exempt the uk from r
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Mar 4, 2011 5:00pm EST
the same-sex marriage bill this week. but prince george's delegate, tiffany alston did not. she introduced an amendment to make this a civil union bill, rather than a marriage bill, and got shot down in the process. >> to tell us that we are not allowed to amend something if we earnestly believe we should be able to is wrong. and to tell us that we have to vote a certain way is wrong. >> i mean, this was a cockamamy title to begin with, talking about religious freedom as your leadoff quote. and the senate eliminated that. and i thought, that's great. they did half the work. >> opponents argued that calling the bill would mislead voters at the ballot box. they say the title made it sound more like a contract, rather than what it actually does, which is change the definition of marriage from one man, one woman, to two people in a couple. >> to claim that the voters are going to be confused by either the title to this bill or that a fraud is being committed is enough to make a cat laugh. >> reporter: so same-sex marriage passes the committee 12-10. and delegate loop clippinger, an
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Aug 9, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. george daw heard the call and without continuing, -- without thinking, he pulled them to safety. >> do i leave these three police officers due to company policy? i didn't even second guess it. i told the child to jump in the back, these people are coming on board. >> reporter: daws later received a letter of termination, saying he endangered the welfare of the one student on his bus, by picking up unauthorized passengers, even though they were police officers and driving through a large body of water. he is now unemployed and hoping for his job back. >>> check in for eyewitness news at 4:00. denise is standing by with a preview. >>> back home. 30 u.s. soldiers make their final journey home. we'll have more on the secret trip the president made to pay tribute the fallen. >>> and a language everyone understands. how a hall of fame oriole is secretary of creating a once in a lifetime feel on the field. check in for these stories and all the news at 6:00. now, back to kai and mary. >> thanks, denise. >>> the newest raven makes his training camp debut. mark has the latest on ,,,,,,,,
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Mar 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
shooting was leaked. george shrimper --ivismerman said he exchanged words with officers who then alleged -- martin, who allegedly punched him. >> we are looking for the the so-called leak if you will. >> reporter: a neighbor called 911. [ gunshots ] >> reporter: sanford police say the report is consistent with the evidence collected. but the martin family believes the leak is an attempt to smear their son's name. >> trayvon's parents attended a rally in washington. >> as i said before, trayvon is our son. >> reporter: sabrina fultdon and tracy martin say they want justice for their son. demonstrators nationwide are asking for the same, at least two million people have signed a petition, demanding an arrest. in sanford, florida, randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: federal and state authorities are investigating the case. they say the review will take time and they are asking for everyone's patience. >> reporter: the president of maryland's largest public university resigns without explanation. now, a u.s. senator is asking questions. vic is in the newsroom with the update.
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Feb 21, 2013 5:00pm EST
little girls and a man are dead, killed in a us hofire -- in a house fire at prince george's county. it started at a home on leslie avenue in glennarden. a woman and her children were able to escape. the three girls were not breathing at the time. em its were able to revive-- emts were able to revive one of the children, but the other two were pronounced dead at the hospital. >>> a vote to repeal maryland's death penalty today. and it appears ready to approve it. wjz is live in annapolis. political reporter pat warren is live at the state house, where they are meeting right now. >> reporter: this is the same committee that has shot down repeal every time it's come up. >> reporter: marylanders line up on the side of life without parole. >> isn't going to -- is it going to bring our loved ones back? is it going to heal us? >> reporter: and marylanders line up on the side of death by lethal injection. >> i was thrusted into this by the murder of my brother, a murder in which four armed gunmen entered a jewelry store to rob it of its possessions. >> reporter: now, the testimony has been
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Sep 15, 2009 5:00pm EDT
towson. it marks the beginning of a new george washington carver center. the $68 million facility replaces the existing school on the very same site. the carver center is expected to be complete in 2012 and will serve more than 1,000 students. >>> whether you like a burger and beer or a filet mignon, you can help feed others this week by dining out for life. you can't have both. it's about moveable feasts. an organization whose mission is to feed those in the baltimore area. ron matz reports, it's as easy as making a reservation for thursday night. >> it's busy in the kitchen. in the east baltimore headquarters of moveable feast. for the past 20 years, they've delivered free meals to thousands in need in baltimore and beyond. executive director tom boniando. >> we serve a meal. it's a free meal, provided right to your home. >> thursday night. area restaurants will donate 20% of their proceeds to this. >> hi, delores. >> good to see you. >> delores is one of the many volunteers who make moveable feasts such an important part of baltimore. >> makes me feel wonderful. you know, that
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Apr 16, 2012 5:00pm EDT
virginia lacrosse player, george huguely is back in court today. he found out his sentencing date for the beating death of yeardley love. huguely was convicted for second-degree murder in the beating ofiardly death, cockeys- - of yeardley death, cockeysville native. his attorneys have asked for a new trial. >>> reconstruction on the jones falls expressway. here's a live look at those delays from sky eye chopper 13. it's a slow rush hour ride home. and one lane of the jf any is close -- jfx is closed in each direction. kristy breslin is monitoring the situation at wjz traffic control. >>> most of the headache at this point right now, is on the northbound jfx, heading from downtown well past north avenue. if you're traveling in the southbound direction, you'll also see some delays there from cold spring lane to fayette street. but as you can see there, traffic is only crawling along at 15 miles per hour. definitely make your plans accordingly. as far as the rest of the region goes, traveling on the north side inner loop, stop and go there, from charles street to providence road. the wes
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Mar 22, 2012 5:00pm EDT
this park. it's near the community where neighborhood watch captain george zimmerman, shot martin dead. the unarmed 17-year-old was walking near his father's house last month when zimmerman saw him and called police. >> are you following us? -- him? >> yeah. >> okay. we don't need you to do that. >> reporter: zimmerman, who has not been charged, said he fired in self-defense when martin takenned him. the case sparked outrage nationwide. martin's parents met with federal officials who launched a civil rights investigation. >> our son is your son! >> reporter: demonstrators want zimmerman to be charged. and the local authorities who handled the case are under intense scrutiny. >> reporter: the sanford city council passed a no-confidence motion against the police chief over the shooting. >> it is apparent that my involvement in this is overshadowing the process. therefore, i have come to the decision that i must temporarily remove myself from the position as police chief for the city of sanford. >> reporter: zimmerman could still be charged. florida prosecutors will convene a grand j
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