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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
Feb 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
testimony today in the trial of george huguely. police describe evidence of a violent encounter between the final couple. adam may stays on the story, where moments later the medical examiner explains how yeardley love died. >> reporter: that medical examiner is still on the stand. based on those results, he is presenting a laundry list of injuries that came here to study and ended up in a body bag. medical experts and police paint a picture of a violent struggle between former uva lacrosse players george huguely and yeardley love. in court, the court heard the medical examiner describe the injuries. the doctor also testified love had bruises to her hand, forearms, buttox and arms. love also suffered hemorrhaging in the neck, an indication that pressure could have cut off her circulation. earlier, the defense testified that george huguely had bruises on his knuckles. defense attorneys questioning police about huguely's injuries are eluding that some of the injuries may have been caused by lacrosse. when prosecutors firsthanded the copy of those autopsy photos to the defense team. you ca
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 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
CBS
Apr 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
took dozens of officers from across the state to as far as prince george's county to help. they were cleared with no traces of a bomb. but still, parents say they can't shake the fears of the worst. >> it is like my kids in the schools, can i even send them to the schools? >> reporter: right now police are looking at surveillance video to try to find out who is responsible. now making a threat even if it is a fake one is a felony and could send somebody to prison for 10 years. and if this was a child playing a prank, he or she will face juvenile charges, reporting live, chestertown, wjz eyewitness news. >>> and all activities in kent county are cancelled for the night. >>> and in baltimore county, a man is in critical condition. denise has more. >> reporter: well, mary, police say a tractor-trailer fell on top of a man this afternoon. they're on the scene at lake drive and rosedale. the man went into cardiac arrest and police took him to john hopkins bayview. police believe it was just an accident. >>> all right, thank you, we're still looking to get an update on the man's condi
CBS
Jul 26, 2010 5:00pm EDT
kept a massive, splintered tree from crushing the house. but in beltsville, prince george's county, a fallen tree did crush this minivan, killing one woman. >> i was told that the tree fell down as it was coming through. >> medics had to rush a second woman inside the hospital. many boaters on the chesapeake bay, also caught by surprise. dnr police blamed the storm on the jet skier. and at the coast guard command, they took distress calls. dispatching rescue crews, to help a total of 77 out on the water. >> we had many that were very stressed out. were very worried about the situations. many people were reporting that they were taking on water. we had persons in the water. >> throughout the region, falling trees did more than just damage property. bge reports the storm knocked out power to some 88,000 customers, snapping power poles and even some communications lines. >> i was driving and i saw the tree start to fall. >> reporter: a brief storm that for some has left a lasting memory. >> i am feeling so lucky. i'm trying not to look at the dent in the car that is that far from where i
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
Mar 1, 2010 5:00pm EST
profile crime. wjz is live in the courthouse at prince george''s county. >> reporter: here is where we stand, sources close to the court say the jury has received anonymous opinions on the reckless charges. but they are deeply divided right now on the most serious felony charges that vehicle manslaughter that faced taylor perhaps because the penalties are so severe and his car was not the main one that hit and killed eight people. taylor facing 80 years in prison if the jurors find him guilty. jurors have sent several letters to the judge reveal it is trouble they are having coming up with a verdict. >> the entire case is problematic, entailing whether or not they have the evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that mr. taylor was a coparticipate in the race. >> reporter: taylor slammed -- the man taylor was racing slammed into a car. >> i think in his mind he's in prison now, and it's hard. he's in prison now. he has to walk around, he has to see this, he has to hear this. he has to realize that these people are gone. >> reporter: the horrific accident on indian head highway m
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
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
CBS
Oct 19, 2009 5:00pm EDT
- involved shooting in prince george's county. it's the third one to happen in the college park area, in as many days. and this time, it's fatal. >> this is the scene of the crime of college park 7 eleven. police george's county police officers say a man walked into the store sunday afternoon and announced a robbery. >> he locked the door behind him. so as we were setting up our perimeter and waiting for our conflict negotiation team to come out, he suddenly came out of the establishment, with the knives. we released the k-9 in an attempt to disarm him. but he continued at the officers. we have several officers fired shot and hit him. >> reporter: it was the suspect, not the employees, who called 911. >> while he was in the store, he actually called 911 himself. i guess when he saw us setting up outside, he said that he wasn't going to be taken alive, that officers were going to have to do what they had to do. he was also shirtless. it's possible he may have been under the influence of something. we don't know. that would be part of the investigation. >> reporter: the officers involv
CBS
Jul 13, 2012 5:00pm EDT
trayvon martin wore the night he was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer george zimmerman. the photos are just some of the evidence being released to others by the prosecutors. mark straus ford reports for wjz from sanford, florida. >> includes granny images and bloodstained shirts with a bullet hole. another shows fragments from the fatal bullet. also, transfers. then a lead investigator with sanford police. he told agents, george zimmerman followed martin, based on his attire, because of the hoody, and not skin color. high said zimmerman's story seemed scripted. they told the fbi, zimmerman had no racial tragics. -- prejudices. >> we don't know if he's a racist or not. >> benjamin crump is a lawyer for sebrinna fulton. trevon martin's mother. >> all we know is that for some reason, he profiled trayvon martin as a criminal. and the only thing he knew about him was he was a young black man, walking with a hoody. nothing more. >> reporter: zimmerman was suspicious of martin. in the years before the shooting, zimmerman called six times to report suspicious activity. in one r
CBS
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
CBS
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
CBS
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
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
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
May 17, 2011 5:00pm EDT
prince george's county executive, pleaded guilty to extortion, conspiracy, and tampering with witnesses and evidence. he'll spend at least a decade in prison, but he's free until his sentencing in september. >> accept responsibility. and i want to say to all of the citizens of our county that i'm very sorry. >> reporter: johnson admitted to widespread corruption during his entire tenure as county executive. he took bribes, including fancy trips, mortgage payments and wads of cash, hundreds of thousands of dollars in exchange for giving developers federal money and county jobs. >> in america, government serves the people, not the politicians. >> reporter: he admitted telling his wife leslie, who is currently on the county council, to destroy checks and hide almost $80,000 in cash, when he learned the feds were going to search his home. she is also under investigation. >> we all have sinned and fall short of the glory of the lord. >> jack johnson cheated the citizens of prince george's conty, through cooked deals, sealed with whispered conversations, quick handshakes and underth
CBS
Jan 18, 2011 5:00pm EST
stumped police. it's part of a string of killings that has law enforcement in prince georges county concerned. there's a push to crackdown on crime. mike hellgren is following the investigation and reward offered. mike? >> reporter: kai, just hours ago, prince georges county police announced they solved four of the recent murders there but one is not among them and now they have new federal help. the murder of 22-year-old justin deshea overcash in a home across from the university of maryland college park has shaken the campus and police announced a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest as every top prince georges county official gathered to denounce the 13 murders so far this year. >> we're actively working this case -- i can't go into it too much -- i'm hopeful that that also will close. we believe the victim most likely knew attacker or had prior contact with them. >> reporter: his mother is outraged. police believe her honor student son was a drug dealer and it led to his dead. >> the last moments were hoer riffically horrible. i can't even imagine this. they're tr
CBS
May 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
ordinary walk in the woods in prince george's county, it's a mission to test a biological weapon, against a foreign invader. the emerald ash borer beetle, which is chewing its way through maryland. >> we look for a concentration of ash borer beetles here. >> reporter: that day is a tiny wasp which lays its own eggs inside the ash borer, who is young, then devours the ash beetles. >> everything is released that is foreign, needs to go through rigorous testing and make sure it's not going to have a negative impact on the native species. >> reporter: years of research say it's a reduction. these are ash borer airgs, about to -- eggs, about to hatch the wasp's young, which won't be much larger. paper holding the eggs goes on to an affected ash tree. when the wasps hatch, they'll sniff out more eggs. >> i think it is the odor from the airgs. >> eggs that hatch beetles produce larva that destroys the tree. >> totally infested. >> there is no proof this will work. but no reason not to try. >> we are really fighting. we think that these will slow it down enough until we can find a cool t
CBS
May 4, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. the prince also grated students at -- greeted students at george tbown university -- georgetown university, where he spoke of organic farming. the heir to britain's throne runs his own organic farm on his estate in england. prince charles was last in the united states in 2007. >>> time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. >>> assessing how gregg bernstein did in his case as baltimore's state's attorney. >>> and when, if ever, is it appropriate to nap at work? for these stories and more, read tomorrow's baltimore sun. and look for the updated forecasts from the wjz first warning weather team. >>> losing weight and curing disease, all naturally. that is the promise of a new training method that has just come to maryland. in this wjz healthwatch report, andrea fujii tells us about the alive program. >> squat down. >> in just three weeks. barbara rehack's body has changed. >> a 10-pound weight loss. more muscle definition. and a lot more energy. >> she's just one of 12 marylanders in the new alive fitness program
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 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
in prince george's county. according to firefighters, 21- year-old khalif richardson was seen going into the pond on old stagecoach road in laurel. but no one saw him resurface. once the district heights man was pulled out of the water, medics administered cpr, but he was pronounced dead at a hospital. >>> a police chase ends at the bottom of the niagara gorge in canada. denise is in the newsroom with more on the dramatic chase and rescue. denise? >> well, kai, it all started when a driver refused to pull over. the chase ended when the driver and canadian officer fell over a retaining wall. they plunged to the bottom of the gorge. the officer who suffered a broken leg was airlifted to the hospital. but the wanted man was discovered dead. it is not yet clear why the officer was pursuing. >> the niagara river flows through the gorge. and the iconic falls are more than a mile away from the accident scene. >>> a just released video is reigniting a debate over safety at sea world. the disturbing 15-minute videotape shows a whale attacking its trainer during a performance six years ago. >
CBS
Mar 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
being played by -- >> by george clooney. isn't that cool? >> how did you feel when you realized you were gay? >> some openly. >> what do activist judges proposing to do, to redefine what the word husband means? >> to redefine what the word "wife" means. >> one witness testified his family put him in treatment to change him. >> was this therapy successful in that you were able to suppress your homosexuality? >> nope. i was just as gay as when i started. [ laughter ] >> for cbs, john blackstone, los angeles. >> the real trial lasted weeks. the hollywood version, about 90 minutes. >>> abuse of power. i'm mike hellgren. anne arundel county. with fallout against county executive john leopold. why police unions have voted no confidence in him and want him out. ,[ male announcer ] for the saver, and a big first step. for the spender who needs a little help saving. for adding "& sons." for the dreamer, planning an early escape. for the mother of the bride. for whoever you are, for whatever you're trying to achieve, pnc has technology, guidance, and over 150 years of experience to help you g
CBS
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
CBS
Aug 4, 2009 5:00pm EDT
georges county. several jurisdictions reported reductions in violent crime. >>> the governor wants the baltimore city police department's mounted patrol saved. >> reporter: funding for the horse patrol will end in 12 weeks. today governor o'malley dropped by the paddocks giving support. they are hoping to save $150,000 through this budget cut. the baltimore police foundation is collecting money to cover care and food for the animals. >>> wjz is always on log on to wjz.com. >>> maryland is moving forward with a controversial plan to put light rail service east to west. pat war reason live in canton, one of the stops on the route. >> reporter: hi sally. the red line drew fire from people in canton opposed to the line. the train pulls in to west baltimore station and out steps margaret o'malley into the controversy. >> it was the one that was most favorably received during the public hearing process [ booing ] [ applause ] >> reporter: they applaud, the supporters and opposition boos. [ yelling, booing, clapping ] >>> they will be taking away a whole lane of parking, reducing sidewalks, c
CBS
Feb 26, 2013 5:00pm EST
community in florida, when he was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer, george zimmerman. the shooting led to nationwide protest. zimmerman's trial to second- degree murder charges is set to begin march 10th. martin's parents say they will continue to work preserve their son's memory. >> we're going to attend a candle light service here in new york. beef already done something in miami. we did a peace walk to let teenagers know they have a right to walk in peace. >> reporter: zimmerman said he shot the unarmed teen in self- defense. >>> today's wjz healthwatch. a new study finds the incidents of advanced breast cancer is growing among younger women. the findings are even more troubling because younger women tend to have aggressive cancer and lower survival rates. marley hall reports for wjz from new york. >>> more women are being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer at an early age. >> scary. but something to be aware of. >> a new study finds a small but significant increase among women in their 20s and 30s. researcher found the rate has gone up every year. >> ideally, you'd
CBS
Oct 20, 2009 5:00pm EDT
light and tasty gluten-free cupcakes. >>> and catching up with former orioles george sherrill, who is now pitching for the play-offs. for these and more, read the baltimore sun. and remember to look for more from the wjz first warning weather team. >>> hunger is hitting hard in your neighborhood. that's the message from the maryland food bank, which needs your help. as ron matz reports, today, we join the lieutenant governor on the help line. >> volvolunteers hit the assembly line. taking foods that will be delivered to the hungry all across the state. >> i like helping people. i think it's something everybody should like doing. because you never know when you're going to need help from somebody. >> this is my second time volunteering at the maryland food bank. >> lieutenant governor anthony brown spoke to the volunteers. and he told me that families all over maryland need the food bank's help. >> the governor and i are committed to the food bank. that's why we've made capital investments in new refrigerators, roofing. and renovating their kitchen here and in salisbury. >> reporter: t
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
Jul 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
years before jesus was born -- or before the common era. >> george mill are's lesson sounds like a common history class. >> flows out. >> reporter: but when you're talking about the cradle of civilization, there's a lot of history to talk about. it's an area which pioneered written language. this is an arabic class. >> the purpose is for the student to get acquainted with the middle eastern culture. >> reporter: everyone is here for a different reason. >> this is basically in arabic. and lots of things in arabic. so i thought it would be good for me to learn arabic. >> reporter: her classmate, prince oto says on the first day, such knowledge is exciting. >> what i like about it is that currently, i'm learning things that i never learned before. >> okay. >> reporter: arabic isn't the only language being taught. here's the chinese class. 60 fourth and fifth raid graders-- fifth graders in all. who may someday fill the need. >> the government has written many articles of how it's difficult to get clearances for these people. and we'd love our american citizens to be able to communicat
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Apr 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
prince george's county. before polls even closed, it hint today came from democrats, suggesting "we are winning," there was no need to go vote. >> we're okay. relax. >> reporter: it never mention today was -- never mentioned it was come bob ehrlich's office. state law say its has to. >> he's already scored a conviction against ehrlich's campaign manager. but henson's attorney says the case is not about voter suppression, but politics. >> this is the case involving who won the election and why they won it, and why people will stay in power. >> reporter: he points out the state prosecutor was appointed by ehrlich's opponent, democratic martin o'malley. and hints that they are being unfairly targeted by those in political power am. >> my client certainly thinks that. >> reporter: the decision to charge henson was not political. >> every case comes along, we try to make an independent judgment whether it merits prosecution. >> reporter: henson must convince the jury the calls were not intended to hinder voter turnout. >> live at the courthouse, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> de
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Apr 18, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >>> denise is in the newsroom with more. >> reporter: 21-year-old george delaney of frederick was a student at rochester institute of technology. delaney went missing last month. he told his roommates he would be right back but he never returned. over the weekend, two hikers found his remains in the woods, 45 miles from campus. a month later, delaney's car was found abandoned in the same area. the results of the autopsy are expected sometime today. police say they do not suspect foul play. >> delaney's parents say their son was struggling in school before he disappeared. >>> you've probably heard this one before. but prices at the pump are soaring once again. a new report say shows the average cost for a gallon of regular now tops $4 in several states, including washington, d.c. prices are up nearly a dollar in the past year. and they're expected to remain high as we head into the summer season. >>> here in maryland, gas will cost you $3.82. prices were at $2.84 just a year ago. >>> you had a few extra days. but the deadline for your income tax is fast approaching. tax day was pushe
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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
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Apr 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
chief bill lee. lee was criticized for not guilty initially charging george zimmerman in the trayvon martin shooting. lee stepped down temporarily but issued his resignation today. it's unclear if lee will keep his position, zimmerman was released in bail today. >>> the charles family is being kept away from their home. >> reporter: isabel celis put their daughter to bed. suspicious circumstances were seen around an entry point. the parents of little isabel say they last saw her when they put her to bed on friday. the parents have been cooperating. back to you. >> police say they originally thought the child may have wandered off but that theory no longer holds. >>> the renewed search for clues in a 33-year-old missing child case in new york city comes up empty. police say the excavation of a manhattan basement yields it no obvious human remains and little forensic evidence. they were hoping for a case in the 1989 disappearance of a 6- year-old boy. the work space was once the work space for a man who was friendly with the child. >>> investigators say a 12th member of the mil
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
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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
Jun 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
victim. >>> and george zimmerman back in jail, now he's fighting for a new bond hearing. will he get another chance at freedom. >>> this 90-year-old woman wakes up with a flashlight at his face. burglars targeting the elderly in this peaceful neighborhood. that's coming up. >>> we had beautiful weather to start the week. don't miss the weather forecast with bob. ,,,, you know what's exciting? graduation. when i look up into my students' faces, i see pride. you know, i have done something worthwhile. when i earned my doctorate that pride, that was on my face. i am jocelyn taylor, i'm committed to making a difference in people's lives and i am a phoenix. enroll in the program that's right for you. at phoenix.edu/maryland >>> it's partly sunny, 71 degrees in central maryland right now. the pleat forewarning weather is -pl -- coming up. some scary moments for elderly women. they wake up to find men standing over their bed, shining flashlights over their head. >> the motive here appears to be robbery. they don't understand this whole thing with the flashlight. >> i was just amazed. >> rep
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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 9, 2009 5:00pm EST
, montgomery, and prince george's community colleges all report a boost in enrollment in their honors program. >>> tonight police are searching for an armed robbery. investigators say this man walked into high's dairy store in ellicott city. according to police, the man flashed a knife and demanded cash and cigarettes. police are offering a $500 reward for information leading to his arrest. >>> the woman accused of cutting a pregnant woman in an attempt to take her unborn child figsed a judge. the judge ordered the woman to be held without bond in the prince george's county jail. police say she held the 29-year- old pregnant apartment for five days, planning to cut the unborn child out from the womb. the victim escaped, and the woman fled to virginia where she was arrested. she faces a number of charges, including attempted first- degree murder. >> tonight there's word of a security breach at the nation's airports. denise has details on some sensitive information that was post on-line. >> sally, three tsa employees are on administrative leave after guidelines about the screening proce
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Feb 14, 2012 5:00pm EST
george huguely trial. we will be in the courtroom all week to bring you the latest on air and online at week.com. >>> we are -- wjz.com. >>> we are following breaking news in maryland. political reporter pat warren is at the state house, with details of a house committee vote taking place right now. pat? >> reporter: that's exactly right. we have two committees and one vote. the house judiciary and health and government operations committees heard 10 hours of testimony on friday. now they are gathering in the judiciary committee hear room for -- hearing room for a vote on that bill tonight. >> reporter: same-sex marriage advocates packed lawyers mall last night, calling on delegates to vote in their favor of letting people marry with no consideration for gender. two weeks ago, it was the advocates for traditional marriage, also in huge numbers, calling on those same lawmakers to stand up for marriage as one man, one woman. governor o'malley kicked off the session, by introducing a bill that changes the definition of marriage but also provides for religious liberties, meaning no religiou
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Mar 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
to fight the charges and remain in office. >>> tonight, there is new surveillance video of george zimmerman being taken to the police station, right after he shot and killed trayvon martin in florida. the video is igniting a new debate over this neighborhood tragedy. >> reporter: this video shows george zimmerman, the night he shot trayvon martin. zimmerman's lawyer says his client acted in self-defense because he was attacked by the teenager and had his nose broken. but the martin family's attorney says the video shows no evidence of that. >> thank god for surveillance video because obviously there was a conspiracy to cover up the truth and sweep trayvon martin's death under the rug. >> reporter: in the police report, officers did write that zimmerman's nose was bloody. after interviewing neighborhood watch in the area, authorities let him go. that decision continues to stir protest around the country and the national media are now camped out in sanford, covering the story around the clock. >> reporter: sanford police are warning reporters they could be arrested for stalking, if
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Mar 8, 2011 5:00pm EST
school is boosting their spirits and hopefully a -- test scores with a song. >> reporter: at george washington elementary in baltimore. >> part of the story and your answer. >> reporter: every year his 4th grade class -- the song is going viral. in 2008 a state investigation found the school's msa booklets were extensively tampered with. the principal asked him to produce this video. he posted it on video. >> we needed to build their confidence. i know that in baltimore we love rap music. so the chose the most popular one at the time. >> reporter: the eight class members sing about getting a good night's sleep and eating a good breakfast. >> my pressure goes away. >> when someone says m-sa, i start sing the song. >> reporter: the music as another goal, too. >> it feels like you're famous. >> reporter: the principal says colleagues from across the state are calling to get a copy of the school's version. it could be big. remember, you saw it right here on wjz. >> that's right. they sound great. that teacher is multitalented for sure. students have three more days of msa's testing. >>
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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
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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
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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
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May 21, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the george washington bridge. >> even i had no idea of the dispair and torment tyler must have been feeling and i thought i knew him. >> reporter: tyler's mother also spoke in court. it was the only time during the entire trial robby showed any emotion. >> he was absolutely devastated. i'm broken into pieces. the media has constructed the fact to the public and misconceptions have formed. >> reporter: robby was placed on three years probation and ordered to get counseling. he also had to pay $10,000 to a community foundation. robby and his family left the court without commenting. prosecutors plan their appeal. in new brunswick, new jersey. >> the judge said he received a stack of letters in support of robby. he said he does not think robby should be deported to his native india. >>> wjz is live, political reporter pat warren has more on why this group is taking this position. >> reporter: the resolution comes from the national organization which is head quartered here in baltimore. >> we live in a democracy and in our democracy we have the benefit of a constitution which defines th
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
leading to an arrest in the murder of a capital highs woman. prince george's police say mcintire was found with blunt trauma on her body. they were checking on her. mcintire died at the hospital. police say they have a vague description of the suspect. >>> the áf police in chicago are questioning two men in the murder of a 15-year-old girl who was part of last month's inauguration ceremony. the family of hadai pendelton are hoping this will lead to charges. >> none of us will get our hopes up until we hear there are charges. >> reporter: and charges will be imminent in the case of hadiya mendelton's murder. >> it is comforting that one less killer is off the street. >> reporter: the teenager had just returned from president obama's inauguration and was seeking cover from a storm with friends when a gunman opened fire last month. this morning mayor ron emmanuel called her mother personally. >> we're hoping that changes take place. >> police say the suspect being questioned are ages 18 and 20. >>> time now for a quick look at some of the stories you will find in tomorrow morning's edi
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Mar 30, 2011 5:00pm EDT
of millions to be used in educating. >> this will be money back to prince george's county, so it's huge. considering the fact that we're looking at transportation cuts. we're looking at teacher layoffs. so this is an important part of getting the money back to our county. >> reporter: managers worry customers will go somewhere else when it comes to big purchases. >> it is only an hour away. and for 9%, people will travel. >> reporter: and the bill goes to the house of delegates sometime next week. it already has a lot of support in that chamber. live in fells point, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> some senate republicans who voted against the bill say the education funding should be spread equally across the entire state. >> reporter: baltimore city will add dozens more speed cameras and continue road paving fire house closure. tonight, mike hellgren reports on what the mayor has on the balance of the city's budget. and who is getting the pay raise. >> reporter: baltimore's mayor proposes filling 300 vacant police officer positions and keeping the budget safety intact. but you'll
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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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