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CBS
Jun 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
revoked george zimmerman's bond. teresa garcia reports with more on this decision. >> reporter: george zimmerman has 48 hours to surrender to the seminole county sheriff's office. at issue how much money he had at the time of his bond. >> let his wife testify falsely before the court when he knew well in advance of that hearing the amounts of money in controversy. >> reporter: the judge sited with the prosecutor who zimmerman and his wife misled the judge over their finances. his client had raised more than $200,000 through a website most of that was available at the time of the hearing. >> i do think that the zimmerman family was acting with what they thought they had. i don't think they believed they had preaccess to that money. >> reporter: o' mara says he hopes this is a temporary set back for his client. zimmerman claims self-defense in the death of trayvon martin. the attorney for trayvon martin's parents say the judge's ruling is significant. >> this credibility is the most important thing in this entire case. remember it is only george zimmerman's testimony who says that trayvo
CBS
Mar 9, 2012 5:00pm EST
investigation beyond maryland's borders. >>> a former prince georges county council member is headed to prison. leslie johnson will serve 1 and a day sentence behind bars today. she was convict of obstructing investigation in to a corruption scheme involving her husband , jack johnson. he began serving his 7 year sentence last month. >>> there are now two types of people in america today. those who have seen the cony 2012 video and those who haven't. it's the most vile video ever, ever, and it's all in name of stopping an african war lord. film maker jason russel posted the video on youtube four days ago. it is now viewed more than 56 million times. >> it's only purpose is to stop the rebel group, lra and their leader. >> reporter: cony is accused of kidnapping 30,000 children mainly in uganda, russel and charity invisible children are on a mission because of a promise he made to a 12-year- old boy whose brother was killed. they posted the video on youtube and hand picked 20 celebritys to spread the word and it worked. >> the strategy is brilliant. it hope it can be used for other human
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
Jul 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
second to be investigated for potential or possible test tampering. a george washington elementary. an investigation into that school concluded in the spring, where test tampering was, indeed, found. back to you on tv hill. >>> in a statement obtained by our media partner in the baltimore sun, phelps said the drop could possibly be traced to two teachers. >> tonight, an officer has agreed to spend time in prison for the shooting. >> the gunshots did not hit anyone that night in canton. and today, the suspended officer who pulled the trigger, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree assault. prosecutor says patrick dobson exited a canton bar in march 2009. he was then involved in a fight that was eventually broken up. when the men he was fighting with drove past him on o'donald street, dotson fired at their car, hitting the car. because of his plea, dotson will be sentenced to 10 years, with all but 18 months suspended. >> dotson remains free on bail. sentencing is scheduled for september 30th. >>> a woman in a highland shop is dragged to the back of the room and sexually assaulted.
CBS
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
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
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
CBS
Dec 10, 2010 5:00pm EST
want to search george huguely's home. he is charged in the death of uva student yeardley love. >> love was found dead in her off-campus apartment in may. investigators want to see if there are any threatening text messages or e-mails on those cell phones. >>> they tried to stop him. tonight, the people who prayed with the baltimore man accused of trying to bomb a recruitment center speak out. kelly mcpherson spoke with the people who prayed alongside antonio martinez. >> reporter: those mosque members tell us that as soon as martinez converted to islam, he started asking questions about jihad. so they directed him to their cleric leader to clarify that they don't believe in violence. but they say a few months ago, he disappeared. >> reporter: this is martinez's mug shot after he was arrested for stealing a car in 2008. about a year ago, local muslims say he converted to islam, becoming muhammad hussein. sometime in the last three months is when his extremist views sprouted on facebook. and then fbi agents started working undercover. >> it could need a counseling. i would say a
CBS
Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm EST
exchanged gunfire with police, before fatally shooting himself. >>> attorneys for george zimmerman will be back in court tomorrow. zimmerman isn't expected to be present as his legal team discusses possible motives. zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for shooting arm -- unarmed teen tray von martin. zimmerman said he acted in self- defense. his trial begins in june. >>> time for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in tomorrow morning's edition of baltimore sun. >>> wrapping up new york's fashion week with a look at highs and lows from the runways. >>> how towson university's men's basketball team has turned around the program in historic fashion. >>> more reports from sarasota, as the orioles pitchers and catchers take the field. for these stories and more, remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. >>> ballet, breakdancing and freestyle. "flashdance: the musical "it is a dancer's dream. the musical comes complete with some unforgettable scenes from the hit movie. ♪ [ music ] ♪ >> reporter: the 1980 story of a girl with a dr
CBS
Oct 27, 2009 5:00pm EDT
very heavy workload because he wasn't able to get into prince george's hospital. >> with accidents come consequences. unfortunately, some of these consequences were, four lives were lost, and mine was changed for the rest of my life. >> reporter: the ntsb found no maintenance issues but said the chopper lacked a safety feature that would have warned the pilot if he was too close to the ground. the pilot required turn-by-turn navigation using radar. until the pilot could see the landing lights. >> a number of things could have been done to prevent this accident. and unfortunately, that's also what we see in accidents, is that those things weren't done. >> reporter: wjz has reported extensively, on whether the pilot should have even been flying in such poor conditions. >> you guys able to fly for a mission? >> where? >> charles county, waldorf. where else? those guys never want to drive to the hospital. >> when you add that to the fact that it was very dark outside. >> investigators believe the pilot's descent was too fast. and he flew straight into the ground. >> you can only hope a
CBS
Oct 30, 2009 5:00pm EDT
tests emphasize different material than the national test. >>> prince george's county is at a risk for losing millions of dollars in federal housing grants. they must notify the government tomorrow on how they plan to spend their remaining million bucks. county officials say the agreements have been reached and they're in the process of updating their information. >>> retailers are hoping for better holiday outlook than last year, when sales fell a staggering 3 1/2%. that's why they're making black friday come early. susan copein explains -- copen explains. >> reporter: shopper eileen widerski is off to an early start. >> i didn't think i was going to spend that much. but a lot of things are on sale. >> reporter: needing presents for her 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren, marlene was lured into the store by low prices. sears has announced, it's starting black friday sales today, nearly a month before the traditional after- thanksgiving shopping day. retail analysts say now might be the best time to buy. >> the thing that the consumer really needs to be cautious of is if
CBS
Oct 29, 2009 5:00pm EDT
that barred media coverage of returning war casualties. president george w. bush also banned cameras and did not travel to dover. he referred the private meetings he held with hundreds of families, saying they were the most appropriate way to pay his respects. but the obama administration says the human cost of the war should not be hidden from the public. president obama's late night trip comes as he considers sending tens of thousands of more troops into afghanistan. this has been the deadliest month yet for american forces since the war began eight years ago. in washington, wit johnson, wjz, eyewitness news. >> so far this month 55 u.s. troops have been killed in afghanistan. >>> four people are now charged with the brutal gang rape of a 15-year-old girl during a homecoming dance at a california high school. the four, ages 15, 16, 17, and 19 were all charged with rape. according to police the victim was raped, beaten and robbed saturday night outside of richmond california high school. police believe dozens of people watched the attack which lasted for two and a half hours
CBS
May 31, 2010 5:00pm EDT
george washington elementary is speaking out. susan tells our media partners partners that she had nothing to do with test partnering at the school. she said she was shocked to lawyer the school-- learn the school's 2008. they were riddled with eraser marks, changing wrong answers to correct ones. burgess's license was suspended. she said she did not appeal that decision because she risked being charged with fraud. she retired in march with full benefits. >>> a travel rush tonight, as thousands of marylanders flock back home, as the long weekend comes to an end. kelly mcpherson has more on what the traffic situation looks like. kelly? >> reporter: hi, denise. well, the traffic isn't too bad yet. but it's still a little bit early. i'm sure people are trying to squeeze in as many hours as possible into this holiday weekend. because triple a estimates that there will be a 6% increase in the number of people hitting the roads this holiday. >> reporter: triple a estimates that marylanders are traveling more this memorial day than the last two years. >> for the first time in a couple of
CBS
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
CBS
Sep 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
campus in prince george's county. mike hellgren explains what those officers are saying tonight. >> those officers are james harrison and reginald baker. the fraternal order of police says they have record. but the attorneys questions why a third officer was seen hitting his client with a baton on tape, has not been indicted. >> reporter: two prince george's county officers faced 25 years in jail for the beating of jack mckenna. he had a concussion in need of stitches. wjz has obtained the grand jury indictment for these incidents. following a basketball victory against duke last march. taylor heskas was there. >> everyone was going crazy. it was just, you know, people are trying to start fire. they're like, fight. >> mckenna was one of several injured students. police searched for hours of -- through hours of tape and before bringing charges. >> but at the same time, there needs to be a process. >> reporter: the officers are charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and misconduct in office. >> reporter: the beating happened right here. the attorney representing
CBS
Apr 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >>> george huguely was convicted in february of second- degree murder and grand larceny in connection with the death of yeardley love. in a civil lawsuit, sharon love, yeardley mother says issue -- they failed to use this. >> huguely is an adult. what he does, he's responsible for. so if they get a judgment, it would be against him. and then i don't know whether he has no pocket or what the lawyers call deep pocket. >> reporter: legal analyst, byron warnkin said the love family is suing for $28 million, based on statistics that show yeardley likely would have lived another 59 years, had she not had a fateful run- in with her former boyfriend. >> what they're asking for is a half million dollars for each year her life was shortened. >> reporter: the lawsuit also says huguely was aware or should have been aware that love was severely injured after the physical altercation that would result in her death. just this month, sharon love traveled to the nation's capital to support the renewal of the violence against women act. >> my daughter was murdered almost two years ago, at the universit
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
Jan 29, 2010 5:00pm EST
no time in talking about killing george tiller. rotor admitted to killing the doctor, but he said he did so to prevent abortions. >> reporter: scott rotor admitted he killed dr. george tiller. but the wichita jury had to decide, was it murder? >> we, the jury, find scott rotor guilty of first-degree murder. >> reporter: no emotion was shown as the verdict was read. last may, rotor walked into a sunday church service and shot tiller in the head. >> someone just walked into our church and shot someone. >> somebody shot someone? >> yes. dr. george tiller was shot. >> i did what i thought was needed to be done to protect the children. i shot him. >> reporter: after the verdict, prosecutors told the jury, they had to convict rotor. >> this is a man, who given the opportunity would probably do it again. >> reporter: tiller's family issued a statement. we hope that george can be remembered for his legacy of service to women, the help he provided for those who needed it, and the love and happiness he provided us as a husband, father, and grandfather. >> reporter: defense attorneys were count
CBS
Nov 2, 2011 5:00pm EDT
him as a corrupt politician who sold his power. >> reporter: 74-year-old prince george's county senator ulysses currie in the fight of his life, as prosecutors blast him in closing arguments, telling jurors, senator currie used his office to get shoppers what they wanted. that's c they paid him a -- why they paid him a quarter million dollars. prosecutors say they used evidence that proved currie used his power to pass legislation, allowing shoppers to transfer a liquor license, to get shoppers traffic lights near stores and he tried, though failed, to get millions in state grant money for a benefit that would have benefited shoppers, all, prosecutors say, without ever disclosing that he was working as a paid consultant for the grocery store as required on forms. >> but his attorneys say it was all perfectly legal. and they call his omissions on his state ethics forms a mistake. >> reporter: former lieutenant governor anthony brown and steny hoyer all took the stand to say he is a good man. they'll all confess they had no idea he was being paid by shoppers. his wife said that sh
CBS
Jul 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
prince george's county, a 12-year-old boy is charged with the beating death of a 4- year-old girl. the medical examiner says the little girl died if blunt force trauma. the 12-year-old suspect is being held at the chelten ham youth facility. >>> the neighborhood watch volunteer, accused of murdering a florida teenager, trayvon martin, could soon go free. randall pink ston reports for wjz. a judge has granted george zimmerman bail for a second time. >> reporter: a judge set bail for george zimmerman at $1 million. that's a lot more than the $150,000 bond he was released on in april. but the judge revoked that bond last month, after prosecutors said zimmerman and his wife misled the court about their finances. the couple didn't tell the court they had collected more than $100,000 in online donations. zimmerman's attorney said last week, he is hoping those who donated will reach into their pocket again. >> it's going to take a lot of money to get them out of bond and a lot of money to put up a good defense for them. >> reporter: the judge wrote that zimmerman's actions might have sug
CBS
Nov 12, 2010 5:00pm EST
his home in handcuffs. tonight, prince george's county executive and his wife facing charges. alexalex demetrick is in greenbelt with the latest. >> reporter: just a few minutes ago, the judge announced the charges against p.g. county executive jack johnson and his wife leslie. each face two counts of violating federal law. the first count is tampering with a witness. the second count is destruction or falsification of evidence in a federal investigation. if convicted, these charges carry maximum punishments of 20 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine. johnson and his wife were taken into custody earlier today. we are still await thing -- awaiting confirmation. but there are reports that johnson has been the target of an investigation for the last two years. the fbi has searched their homes and johnson's office. more details are still unfolding upstairs in federal court. and we'll bring them as soon as woo can. again, two counts of violating federal law for jack johnson and his wife, leslie johnson. he is just finishing up eight years and his wife was just elected to county co
CBS
Mar 16, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >>> oscar winner under arrest. george clooney is handcuffed in washington, d.c. >> why the actor and his father were taken into custody. >> hi. i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm jessica kartalija. mary is off tonight. and here's what people are talking about. >> hollywood star george clooney spends time behind bars. police arrest him in washington, d.c., during a protest against brutality in sudan. danielle nottingham joins us with the latest. >> reporter: agents cuffed george clooney and hauled him away in a secret service van, during a protest at the embassy of sudan. he, along with his father nick clooney and other activists, crossed a picket line. >> just a warning, you will be arrested. >> reporter: it was an act of civil disobedience, sending a message to the sudanese government. >> we need humanitarian aid to be allowed into sudan before it becomes a crisis in the world. the second thing we need is for the government in cartume to stop randomly killing its own innocent men, women and children. >> reporter: demonstrators blocked the entrance to the united sudanese embassy to symbolize th
CBS
Jan 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
from court and bring you reaction to the decision all new at 6:00. >>> a former prince george's county correctional officer now faces federal charges in the high-profile death ofa an inmate accused of killing a police officer. denise has details of the indictment. >> reporter: in 2008, 19-year- old ronnie white was charged with a hit-and-run death. the teen was found unresponsive in his cell at the county correction center. and the cause of death was ruled strangulation. the officer who found white in his cell is accused of failing to provide help. and then tried to cover it up by claiming another officer found white first. 48-year-old anthony macintosh is charged with falsifying records in a federal investigation. he faces life in prison if convicted of these charges. >> thank you. the indictment does not identify who is responsible for white's murder. a guilty plea today for one of four teens charged in a murder at a glen burnie restaurant. prosecutors say 18-year-old vincent bonner and three others gunned down flores at mr. wings and pizza on november 2010. sentencing is scheduled f
CBS
Jan 22, 2010 5:00pm EST
commercial-free telethon, hosted by george clooney, wyclef jean, and anderson cooper. you can see it live here on wjz 13, tonight at 8:00. >>> the multimillion dollar lawsuit against ravens' linebacker terrell suggs, has been dismissed. the mother of suggs' children, candacy williams accused him of pouring bleach on her. all of the allegations remained on civil court. it's not clear if it was dismissed because of an agreement between the two. >>> denise has the latest developments from fire investigators for us tonight. >> well, investigators originally said there was no smoke detectors in the home when it burned down. turns out, they were wrong. the fire started on the 1600 block of east baltimore street. the family was found dead in the home. and today, authorities have confirmed that there were two smoke alarms found inside the house. and both of them were activated. mary? >> okay. thank you. it is unclear what led investigators to initially believe there were no smoke detectors in the house. the cause of the fire is still under investigation tonight. >>> a prominent local doctor in a
CBS
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
Jun 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
for people who sweat too much. >>> revealing testimony of george zimmerman's bond hearing. will the judge allow him to get out of jail? >>> amateur musicians get the opportunity of a lifetime. i'm jessica kartalija. i'll explain next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it's just before 5:30. 100 degrees and partly sunny. good evening. thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. maryland deals with a dangerous heat wave that will last for days. it's not a good time for yard work in bel air. this man is on the grueling task of mowing his front lawn. as the mercury hits 100 degrees in some parts of the state. people are staying hydrated at a barbecue in west baltimore and finding a shady spot to enjoy their food. these can quickly cause problems for anyone spending time outside. >>> and there's little relief in the forecast, unfortunately. right now, a heat advisory remains in effect across maryland. wjz is tracking the temperatures with extensive first warning weather coverage. let's check in with meteorologist tim williams and bob tur
CBS
Apr 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
wjz, from sanford, florida. >> reporter: a shackled george zimmerman offered a surprise apology to the parents of trayvon martin, who were in the courtroom. >> i wanted to say, i am sorry. for the loss of your son. i did not know how old he was. i thought he was a little bit younger than i am. and i did not know if he was armed or not. >> reporter: the apology happened at zimmerman's bond hearing. defense lawyers called on zimmerman's parents and wife as character witnesses. they testified by phone because they have been threatened. >> i've never known him to be violent at all, unless he was provoked. and then he would turn the other cheek. >> reporter: in the end, circuit judge kenneth lester granted zimmerman a $150,000 bail, far less than the $1 million bond requested by prosecutors. >> do you have any comment? >> martin's parents left court quickly, without speaking to reporters. >> it was devastating that he got to give a self-serving apology to help him get a bond. they were very outraged at that. >> reporter: zimmerman had asked to meet with martin's parents before the heari
CBS
Aug 19, 2009 5:00pm EDT
connector, the icc, between prince george's, and montgomery county. it will connect route 198 in laurel with 212 in beltville. and closures in the northbound lanes begin at 8:00 p.m. and open at 7:00 a.m. >>> a major u.s. retailer is getting a makeover. wal-mart is rolling back its sleeves and changing its look. weijia jiang explains what you could soon see in your neighborhood store. >> reporter: if this is wal- mart as you know it, say your goodbyes. >> we have, over the last couple of years, changed our brand. and now we are rolling it out nationwide. and this is what the new wal- mart store of the future is going to look like. >> reporter: this is one of the first of the area to be completely revamped. wal-mart plans to remodel 76% of its store. >> bigger. >> product displays. >> it was a mes. and you -- mess. and you couldn't get around. >> we're going to leave it open for you. >> one of the most noticeable differences is the aisle space. there's a lot more of it. you can line up about five carts in an aisle, which gives the customer a lot more room to shop. >> it's more mod
CBS
Jan 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
winner is george dimark antonio of catonville. 450 he correct -- he correctly predicted the winner and came closer to the score to the niners and giants game. even though there is just one week left, you can still come here to sign up. go to wjz.com. and click on pro football challenge. >> congratulations to you. but that means george rooted against the ravens. >> i know. >> that's what i was thinking. >> so he can win that. but he didn't go with his team, i don't think. >> right. >> i wonder if he is a ravens fan. i don't know. congrats, george. >>> still ahead on eyewitness news tonight. a healthcare impacting 300,000 women. who is facing charges in a breast implant scandal? >>> political seat stolen? which politician is accused of stealing a hollywood script? >>> i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. >>> here's today's report from wall street. ,,,, i just had it with cable. it just got more frustrating and frustrating. a lot of times, the picture would break up. for the amount of money that i am paying, my cable company should take care of me. [ male announcer ] s
CBS
Apr 13, 2012 5:00pm EDT
right. >>> still ahead at 5:00. will george zimmerman get out of jail? why his attorney says he deserves to be set free until his trial. >>> honestly, at that point, i did not feel bravery. i felt terror. it was a very scary moment. >>> the mayor risked his life to save the day. how he rescued a neighbor from a burning home. >>> taking a look inside a bullied child's life. the documentary, "bully ," opens in maryland. what viewers and educators had to say about it. i'm andrea fujii. that's just ahead on wjz eyewitness news. >>> summer heat is coming our way. bob has more on what to expect for the weekend in the updated forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> george zimmerman's lawyers, hoping to get his client out of jail, as he waits for trial. randall pinkston reports. people in sanford are calling for level heads as the case makes its way through the justice system. >> reporter: florida ministers are asking for unity. now that george zimmerman is behind bars for shooting trayvon martin to death. >> people in the community feel as though the process of justice is working. reconcilia
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Jan 15, 2010 5:00pm EST
reporter pat warren reports, there is talk of new slots location in prince george's county, as well as legislation to move the baltimore bids along. >> rosecroft. this also ran in the pursuit to save maryland horse racing. but the prince george's county harness track is getting the attention of senate president mike miller, who expressed to see more slots recommendations. >> and any bill they want to introduce, affecting western maryland, or encouraging people to bid on a baltimore franchise, i'm going to put the bill in and move forward. >> slots at rosecroft was miller's idea. >> it's not preying upon those who are very poor. because, of course, the stakes are so high. it's not a large percentage of people that can be involved. >> reporter: president miller's district includes parts of the county. but mike bush said he heard no support for slots there in his chamber. >> so you want to try to make sure that if you implement it, they're put in in such a way that they're not a burden on the community. there's safety that's around not only for the community. but also for those who partic
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Jun 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
trooper brown was ambushed outside this prince georges county applebee's friday. that's where he was working off- duty security. early in the evening, security cameras show him escorting 27- year-old cyril williams out of the restaurant. >> believe we have arrested all the principal suspects and that the motive was mr. williams was upset that he was kicked out of the restaurant. nothing more, nothing less. >> reporter: court papers obtained by wjz reveal the alleged accomplice anthony milton confessed, but police are not saying who pulled the trigger. there's a growing memorial outside the trooper's home. >> one of the most nicest persons you'll ever meet. >> reporter: this cousin says he's glad that the police worked so hard to make the arrests. both suspects have prior rap shoots. we asked governor o'malley for his reaction. >> we need to continue to work and honor their sacrifice by improving our criminal justice system every day. there's no way to make sense of this particular incident. >> that was adam may reporting for us. police and brown's family have announced plans for
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Jul 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
george zimmerman case. how it could affect his claim of self-defense. >>> playground torched. the rule and what caused it are still a mystery. i'm gigi barnett in cherry hill. that story is next. >>> i'm alex demetrick. coming up. the great outdoors and a chance to work. that story as eyewitness news continues. >>> what can we expect for our weekend weather? don't miss the updated first warning forecast with meteorologist tim williams. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> partly cloudy. and 85 degrees in central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. >>> charred rubber and burned beings is all that is -- remains of a neighborhood in cherry hill. >> some are scrambling to find another place to play. >> reporter: neighbors in south baltimore saw this smoke billowing for miles from the our house community center in cherry hill yesterday. just beyond those trees, firefighters battle the blaze, on the playground. >> i thought it was on fire. >> with the firefighters now gone. this is all that is left of the playground used by children in the community center's s
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Mar 15, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the political fallout. the president spoke out about his energy policies in prince george's county today. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: as president obama told the maryland crowd at prince george's community college that drilling is not the solution to driving down high gas prices, the price of gas crept up at a baltimore gas station to just off 5 cents off the $4 mark. gop candidates are blaming the president for the sharp rise in gas prices. wjz pump watch shows the national average for a gallon of regular is at $3.82. that's up a penny from yesterday. president obama said any politician who offers a quick solution to cheap gas isn't telling the truth. >> there is no such thing as a quick fix when it comes to high gas prices. there's no silver bullet. anybody who tells you otherwise isn't really looking for a solution, they're trying to ride the political wave of the moment. >> reporter: the president told the maryland crowd that the u.s. actually is producing more oil than at any time in the past eight years. >> reporter: but that still isn't bringing down prices at the pump. so wi
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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
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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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Oct 29, 2010 5:00pm EDT
in bed with another man. clemente jumped to his death from the george washington bridge, days later. kai, back to you. >> vic, thank you. the rutgers students are charged with invasion of privacy and prosecutors are still considering hate crime charges. >>> under a firing at the national museum of the marine corps is now connected to three other shootings in the area. police are asking the gunman to come forward. >> reporter: bullets were fired into the windows of the national museum of the marine corps, about 30 miles south of washington. this is the fourth d.c.-area shooting in just the past two weeks. investigators think the incidents are connected. they believe the shooter has a grievance against the marine corps. they're asking the suspect to contact them directly. >> so we can better understand his grievance and work toward its resolution. >> reporter: the incidents began early this month, when shots were fired into the same museum during off hours. then bullets were fired into the pentagon in an area that was unoccupied and being renovated. and earlier this week, shots were f
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Apr 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
represent george zimmerman. now, they declined and referred zimmerman to a current attorney. today, they are charged with second-degree murder in the death of an unarmed florida teenager. >>> a mother is killed outside a pediatric center in houston. vic has more on how police make an arrest in this tragedy. >> a 30-year-old nurse is in custody and charged with capital murder. police say verna mclane wanted a child of her own. they say she shot kayla marie golden seven times, then took her newborn son. police immediately took out an amber alert. the 3-day old baby was found unharmed. police say verna mclane was arrested at her sister's home and admitted to the shooting. >> police say they had no evidence to believe that golden was specifically targeted. >>> another scandal for the u.s. army photos surface that show american troops allegedly posing next to dead bodies in afghanistan. danielle nottingham reports. a criminal investigation is under way. >> reporter: top u.s. officials are strongly condemning photos the los angeles times published that appear to show american troops, posing with d
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May 18, 2011 5:00pm EDT
dixon, to thomas brom well, and now jack johnson. johnson, the former prince george's county executive, appears headed to prison for bribing and tampering with evidence. >> you wonder what are these people thinking they can get away with? >> reporter: but the fight against corruption isn't over. >> be number 1. it sends a message that there are federal investigators and prosecutors who can take on the challenge of prosecuting entrenched corruption. >> reporter: the feds spent years, methodically building their case against johnson, using wire taps to expose a pay- for-play culture of corruption. andrew levy explains why. >> there is no comparison when the u.s. attorney has you in his sights. there is no limit to what the u.s. attorney can do in terms of investigation. >> reporter: cases are still pending against johnson's wife, who is still serving on the county council, and another powerful lawmaker, senator ulisses curry. >> you want to promote a system where the honest person has a chance. . >> no one is above the law. >> the truth is, every time you think the message has gone out,
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Oct 25, 2013 5:00pm EDT
record, including another attempted murder charge in prince george's county. meg acan mccorkell, wjz-- megan mccorkle, wjz. >> he has been charged with assault and firearms violations. >> wjz is following breaking news. several people injured during howard university's homecoming festivities in washington, d.c. this is a picture from twitter of the outdoor, homecoming concert, known as yard fest. at least three people have been injured. today's concert included performances by artists, including big sean, juicy j., and bone suggs in harmony. wjz will have more information as it becomes available. >>> police in ann anne arundel county are investigating a case of possible animal abuse, after a dog is found dead by his owner. police the owner let his dog -- say the owner let his dog outside this morning but the dog never returned. when the owner went out to look for the dog, in the 6,000 block of alwine avenue, they found the dog dead. it had suffered an unknown wound to its shoulder. anyone with information is asked to call. >>> attorney general doug gansler says maybe he should have d
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Oct 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, president obama's visit to prince george's county, attracted marylanders around the state. >> reporter: president obama greets the crowd. anda the governor pulls out, you see governor martin o'malley behind the screen. the top democrats in the usa and state of maryland, making their case in the november general election. >> if we have the coverage to keep moving forward, even in the face of difficulty, even in the face of uncertainty, i guarantee, if all of you are out there, knocking on doors and making phone calls and voting for martin o'malley and barbara miculs we -- mikulski and the rest of the democratic ticket, then we are not just going to win this election. but we are going to make sure that the american dream is alive and well. >> part of the intent of the president's visit is to motivate otherwise complacent voters. >> he makes you want to get up and do something. not that i'm not going to do it anyway. but he gives me that encouragement to do more. it was great. >> the president really sort of described for the people who they should vote for. why they should vote. >> obama
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Apr 8, 2011 5:00pm EDT
up funding for the city and prince george's county. the senate passed the bill. but the house must vote by midnight monday. >> even if the house committee and the full house voteed in favor of the tax, anything else could delay the bill more than an hour. >> disabledat voindicates say in three years, they could eliminate the long list of services. >>> if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check on wjz traffic control. >>> if they're coming home by the beltway, you could be waiting quite a while. we're looking at a 70-minute delay. that is from the outer loop there. 50 minutes on the inner loop. reisterstown road to harford road. traffic moving about 40 miles an hour. problem on 70 in both directions. westbound heavy from 29 to marriottsville road. northbound on the jones falls expressway. that's jammed up. and 20 minutes northbound on the harrisburg expressway from shawan road to belfast. northbound 97, an accident there, blocking the right lane at dorsey roadrun. and two accidents in baltimore city. druid hill at north fulton and pitcher street at north freedm
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Sep 24, 2010 5:00pm EDT
was also revealed that huguely had problems with anger. >> george huguely also had a previous arrest. the school didn't know about it. so now they have a policy that students have to reveal if they have had a previous arrest. >>> police are asking for your help. the robbery happened just before noon yesterday at the sandy spring bank in the 8300 block of veterans highway. according to investigators, this man entered the bank, passed a note to a teller, demanding money. then fled with cash. he was last seen running away from the bank. anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact authorities at 410-222-3469. >>> they are insects that have all of maryland talking. stink bugs are poppingun in and around homes. but they are not just a nuisance. they have serious effects on area farmers. mike schuh has more on the stink bug invasion. mike? >> well, imagine you're a farmer. and you spent all year growing 100 acres of apples. and just when they about ready to be harvested, these guys show up. millions of them. and they're hungry. >>> from here, dwight bartera apple trees are
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Jun 22, 2012 5:00pm EDT
in prince george's county. turns out, he pulled over an off-duty police officer who was driving his private vehicle. the real officer figured it out and the suspect is now facing several charges. >>> boys who taunted an elderly bus monitor in new york are now receiving death threats. dick brennan reports for wjz, with the latest fallout from the viral video. >> i'm sorry. >> reporter: this apology was a start for bus monitor karen klein. >> thank you. >> i apologize. >> reporter: robert helm is the father of one of the four seventh grade boys who picked on klein on the bus. [ indescernible ] >> there's no excuse. >> no. >> and we're going to get to the bottom of that. but it really broke my heart and i shed a lot of tears thinking about that whole thing. and i just want you to know that my family, all of us are deeply saddened by this whole thing and we're going to get it right. >> reporter: the humiliation was recorded, posted on youtube, then viewed around the world. >> oh, my god, you're so fat! >> reporter: now there's backlash. some of the boys are receiving death threats. that
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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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Jul 10, 2009 5:00pm EDT
-year-old victim remains in stable condition at shock traum a. >>> prince george's county police have made an arrest 10 months after the shooting of the deadly incident. police say he shot and killed 8- month-old anthony savoy, as the child sat in a car seat, in a parking lot. tonight, wilson is being held without bond. >>> governor martin o'malley is taking aim on the juvenile justice system. this comes as a 5-year-old girl is shot in the city by a teen who was able to break free. >>> when a 5-year-old girl was shot in the head last week, the case received a lot of attention. today, governor o'malley is speaking about concerns within the juvenile system. >>> controversy still brews around the south polaski shooting. 5-year-old raven wyatt was shot in the head. police say the teen charged with shooting off the gun will be awaiting sentencing in the case. he was placed on home monitoring the day before the shooting. he cut off the device. >> it's ridiculous. guns on the street. >> governor o'malley has asked for a review on the case. but expressed ride -- pride. >> i think we're a lead
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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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May 17, 2012 5:00pm EDT
president 41, and barbara bush, typically stay in that cabin. >> reporter: inviting president george w. bush. >> i have never seen kendall so excited. i have to call my friends. all she did was, i guess call for the first hour or two. >> reporter: ehrlich said the visit was all about relaxing. >> we went to the movies. there's a movie cabin, with him, and pop corns. sort of an old-style movie deal there. >> reporter: unfortunately, for the ehrlichs, the lifetime trip was cut short. >> there was also a snowstorm. we actually had to cut church services short on sunday. he called, actually, our bedroom and said, it's time to get out of town. i have to get out of town. you have to get out of town. so back to being governor and back to being president of the united states of america. >> reporter: not only is security extremely tight on the ground, the air space above camp david is also restricted. and of course, it's being monitored closely, with so many world leaders at that site. i'm vic carter. now, back to you. >> and we are back now live in thurmont, maryland. as any true reporter wo
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Mar 5, 2010 5:00pm EST
alcohol. senator george edwards introduced a bill that would prohibit the sale of grain alcohol. that means beverages of 90% or more alcohol would be banned. at least 11 states banned it already. the senate approved the bill last year. but it did not pass in the house. >>> also today, stripping your bumper. a number of maryland lawmakers are trying to join 21 other states that require just one license plate on cars. wjz is live. political reporter pat warren with more on the thinking behind this proposal. pat? >> yes, mary. supporters of the bill say the state is paying a heavy price for all of that metal. >> a two-for-one is a bargain. but some lawmakers think it's a waste of money if you're making license plates and the state is footing the bill. >> we're looking into every possibility that we could save a dollar here or there. and for the first year, social services indicated that this legislation would save a half million dollars. >> let's look at the road from your front license plate's point of view. plates in 21 states don't get to see this. they only have a tag on the rear. an
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Nov 9, 2011 5:00pm EST
principal, george roberts, forfeited the win. but roberts soon changed his mind after heavy backlash from players and parents. >> the intent of my original decision was not to punish the students but to preserve the dignity and character of an educational based athletic program. >> the whom thing -- whole thing, is if the principal wouldn't have reversed the decision, we would have never known. >> last night, the team clinched the championship. practice is intense. they're one game away from the championship match. and perry hall is now a cinderella team. >> right now, i feel like it's all or nothing. >> reporter: the bernie dance comes from the '80s movie. weekend at bernies. and it's so popular now, ravens players use it to celebrate, but not perry hall. >> no more bernie in public. >> reporter: the next step now is the state semifinals. that game comes on saturday night. and if perry hall wins, they'll advance to the state championship game. in perry hall, i'm gigi barnett, wjz eyewitness news. >> although the team can now play, players aren't in the clear for doing the bernie dan
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