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Jun 7, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. -- nasdaq down 14. >>> the decision forcing george zimmerman to spend several more weeks behind bars. >> big repairs are going to mean big delays dp -- if your commute takes you from the harbor tunnel. >> believe it or not, riply is opening soon. a behind the scenes tour when we return. >> the big warm up is almost here. don't miss the updated first warning forecast with bob. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, man: there's a cattle guard, take a right. do you have any idea where you're going ? wherever the wind takes me. this is so off course. nature can surprise you sometimes... next time, you drive. next time, signal your turn. ...that's why we got a subaru. love wherever the road takes you. >>> it's mostly sunny and 77 in central maryland. the complete forecast is coming up. >>> it's a challenge many adults would lose. no soda for the next 30 days. the it's a test that nearly 200 students at one city school plan to pass. more in to want's school watch. -- more in tonight's school watch. >> there's no soda in the cafeteria at role land park elementary and middle school, only milk and juice. for the next 3
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
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 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
Apr 21, 2010 5:00pm EDT
new investigation of the police brutality caught on tape in prince george's county. the video shows three officers beating a student at the university of maryland college park. the violent footage has since sparked outrage across the country. wjz is live in college park. mike hellgren explains why university leaders are now asking maryland state police to get involved. mike? >> reporter: they just want to make sure their employees are handling everything on the up and up. we have brand new video to show you. and reaction because of concerns stemming from a chunk of video taken by a university camera on the night in question that's now gone missing. >> reporter: wjz obtained this new surveillance video of the moments leading up to the police beating of a university of maryland student. the tape does not show the actual beating, unlike this video, another student shot from his dorm room. but it's at the center of a new controversy. because part of the surveillance tape has disappeared. if it was intentional. >> that's obstruction of justice. when it comes to obstruction of justice, th
CBS
Jun 29, 2011 5:00pm EDT
george washington university last year. >>> the statewide maryland assessment test was just released. math and reading scores went up 23%. >>> a baltimore jury is deciding what could be the biggest damages ever avoided in maryland. mike schuh explains that the jury found that exxon mobile knowingly committed fraud. mike? >> reporter: mary, history is being made. there ash jury of 6 people listened for six months. they came to the conclusion that exxon lie and now -- lied and now, the company will pay. six months ago, exxon apologized for allowing the gas to leak. it ruined drinking water wells. it's of little surprise that the jury awarded $500 million to the viewers -- to the people. what's important is that the jury found that exxon committed fraud. they mislead the government and the state. proving fraud in maryland is difficult. >> maryland and wisconsin are the two most difficult state of 43 or whatever. it's tough in maryland. >> reporter: defining by the jury of fraud is very important. now, the company can be punished, punished in the form of money, possibly a billion dollars
CBS
Jun 3, 2011 5:00pm EDT
end, they're found just blocks from where the infant's father lives in prince george's county. >> the body was found behind this rec center in the park. the story gets worse. her 11-month-old daughter, jalin, she was found strapped in the car seat in her mother's car. she had been there since monday. she wasn't found until last night. it is possible she died of exposure. >> we feel for the parents of the child. and we made contact with them. and we expressed our condolences to them. >> reporter: arrested, the girl's father. a d.c. police officer. richmond phillips, who voluntarily came in for questioning, made statements, but when asked if he confessed -- >> i will not share that information. i will not share that information. >> reporter: wineta wright is from baltimore county, randallstown, church lane. the wiss missing person report started here, when her mom called police. sources say a brocken -- broken relationship is at the core of this incident. on tuesday, winetta and phillips were to have attended a custody hearing over their daughter's future. >> it's a tragic incid
CBS
Apr 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
now come forward to police internal affairs here in prince george's county. >> reporter: the fbi is now investigating the beating of 21- year-old university of maryland student john mckenna. this video, obtained by wjz has sparked outrage across the country, and among top elected leaders. >> we can't have any tolerance for police brutality. and at the same time, there is a process that needs to be going through here. >> reporter: the tape, shot by another student, after a rowdy basketball victory celebration, shows mckenna skipping toward police. three officers rushed toward hip, repeatedly hitting his leg -- head, torso, and legs. mckenna's grandfather wants swift action taken. >> they should go to jail. my opinion is either assault with intent to murder or assault with intent to maim, both of which are felonies in the state of maryland. >> reporter: he's also concerned about mounted national park police officers who did not stop the beating. >> they have an absolute responsibility to do something. >> as far as beating, if you want to call it beating, i have no comment, i cannot sp
CBS
Jun 28, 2012 5:00pm EDT
were caught doing on the job. >> george zimmerman repairs for another -- prepares for another bail hearing. will the judge allow him to go free again. >> what do you love about baltimore? that's what one organization is asking and the uncensored view is being put up on social media. i'm mike schuh, the story next. ,,,,,,,,,, >>> it is 5:30, 95 degrees and sunny. good evening. thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some stories people are talking at tonight. it takes something really big to change a skyline. that's exactly what's happening to the port of baltimore. alex reports four cranes that barely fit under the bay and key bridges are about to climb higher. >> using a tug boat two with years ago -- 2 years ago the governor announced the port of baltimore will be growing to grow jobs. >> it's going to support 2,700 permanent jobs to handle the increased container traffic. >> last week the steel backbone barely fit under the bay bridge. four big cranes built in china on the way to handle a new generation of gigantic cargo ships. >> that puts the port of baltimore
CBS
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
Apr 30, 2013 5:00pm EDT
caton at george town road. followed by west lafayette at fulton. you can see no improvement at all there. and we'll take another live look, as you can see, things moving very slowly as well. on the inner loop of the beltway. this traffic report is brought to you by nikolock pavers. visit to see the nikolock difference. back to you. >>> anyone having to pile into the family car after a kid is picked up, can testify just how unpleasant that can be. mike schuh talks with a lacrosse player who has come up with a way to make that smell disapee. >> reporter: number 26, drew westerfeld is a year-round lacrosse player. he has endured the unpleasant part of sports. >> it's disgusting. >> yes. it stinks. >> i think if you talk to most parents, they have to drive home with the windows down. >> reporter: for those of you who don't know, most hockey, football and soccer gear, never gets washed. and when it does, the stink doesn't go away. >> it's just the norm. i don't think there has really been a way to do anything about it. >> reporter: until he and some of his friends, who are chemists, cam
CBS
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
CBS
Jan 13, 2011 5:00pm EST
safe. they are not safe. >> reporter: justin's murder, one of 12 in prince george's county. a crime spike so severe, the county say its is bringing in dozens of local, federal and state officers to patrol. justin's mother says she is planning a funeral and then a fight for justice on her son's behalf. >> i want my son vindicated. i want an apology from the p.g. county police. >> police say they are still actively investigating this case. chasing down a number of leads. so far, though, no arrests. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right, derek. thank you. >>> and justin will be laid to rest on sunday. the university of maryland is planning a memorial, a week from tonight. >>> an alarming find inside a columbia town home. rabbits, dozens of them. 78 to be exact. weijia jiang explains how the animals took over the home. weijia? >> reporter: police say it was an anonymous tip that led them to all of these rabbits. even they were overwhelmed with how many they found. >> reporter: at the 5800 block of barnwood place in columbia, carrie martin of shock -- was shocked to see three
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 5:00pm EDT
set yet. but a prince george's county judge is set to hear arguments in the case. >>> a 14-year-old baltimore girl, accused of murder. tonight, she's formally indicted. arteesha holt is charged with shooting. holt allegedly pulled the trigger because the victim laughed at her when she announced she was robbing him. yesterday, holt was indicted on first-degree murder. >>> under investigation tonight. today happened earlier today on route 50 near wine mills. at least one person is killed. but there is no word yet on the victim's identity and how many cars were involved in that crash. >>> it's a bacteria infection that can be deadly, especially in the elderly. right now, some residents at a maryland assisted living care center are being treated for legionnaire's disease. it happened at the tranquility center. weijia jiang explains, water restrictions are in place to prevent more people from becoming sick. >>> vithese two patients at this assisted care facility had to be hospitalized, after doctors confirmed they had legionnaire's disease. >> reporter: health authorities say two residen
CBS
Sep 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
total of 19 robberies since the beginning of 2010. as a result, prince george's county police are stepping up the action. >> of course, one crime is too many. >> reporter: university police are also concerned the chief of police also told wjz, he's beefing up reporting of off- calf off-campus crimes to raise awareness. >> if there are areas that are highly visited or places of gathering for students here, yes, i want to report what's happening in a way of advisories advisories and so forth to keep our students safe. >> reporter: despite this recent spike in crime, police say the number of robberies in this area is down slightly, compared to last year. in college park, adam may, week eyewitness news. -- wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you, adam. police have not made any arrests in the weekend mugging. >>> a string of hot and dry weather continues. still very sunny and very dry and very warm. wjz is live with first warning weather. bob turk and meteorologist bernadette woods are update being our forecast. we'll start with bob. >> sunny, hot and dry. very, very dry. extremely dry condi
CBS
Jan 20, 2010 5:00pm EST
special event hosted by george clooney, wyclef john, and anderson cooper. >>> the search for a killer. a man. >> christopher brian spite surrendered to police this morning. he is expect -- suspected of shooting and killing eight people before disappearing into dense virginia woods late tuesday. just today, police say they found a multitude of explosive devices inside his home. bomb technicians are detonating those devices. there's no indication any of those devices went off on their own. they also believe spite knew each of the covictims and coowned the home where several of the victims were found. >> investigators have yet to reveal what led to the shooting. >> reporter: baltimore county police are searching for yet another cat burglar. police say the suspect seen in this sketch broke into several homes in the parkville and whitemarsh neighborhoods, between september and november last year. none of the confrontations were violent. police say the assailant entered the homes via unlocked windows and sliding glass doors. another cat burglar struck in the essex area late last year. >>> a
CBS
Jul 12, 2011 5:00pm EDT
jones. and arthur brinko died at the scene. all three men were from prince george's county. >>> we have new information today on one of the two maryland men charged with a cunning plot to steal priceless documents. >> district attorney-year-old barry landau is charged with stealing hundreds of historic documents. wjz learned that landau represented himself as a cbs 60 minutes producer. but cbs sent him a stop and desist order. an employee who saw the man acting strangely over the called police. >> both men are being held without bail. >>> as we know, the clock is ticking on a deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling. but neither party is willing to budge right now. democrats won't support a deal unless it closes tax loopholes. and republicans won't go for a plan that includes tax hikes. >> reporter: president obama told cbs evening news anchor scott pelley that 10s of billions of dollars in social security payments, as well as veteran and disability payments could be in jeopardy if congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling. >> i cannot guarantee that those checks go out on august 3rd,
CBS
Nov 3, 2009 5:00pm EST
for disease control and prevention. >>> ap early morning house fire in prince george's county burns so intensely, that it damaged neighbors' homes. that upper marl marlboro blaze. firefighters arrived to find this single-family home in blaze. >>> police in frederick plan to charge four male students in an alleged sexual assault at the maryland school for the deaf. the suspects are three minors, one adult who lives in the same dormitory that the male student was assaulted last week. the victim was treated at a hospital and released. >>> the parents of missing british toddler madeleine mccann are launching a new video appeal to find their daughter. charlie d'agata reports for wjz, on why detectives think this new video will help. >>> i was doing it since i was 6 years old. this is how she might look today. >> british police say this is how madeleine mccann might look if she's living somewhere hot like southern europe or north africa, close to where she disappeared. >> if you know someone who is involved and you are keeping the secret, remember, it's never too late to do the right thin
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 5:00pm EDT
prince george's county. 13 people were killed there in over 13 days. >>> a man murdered in ray -- a northeast baltimore shopping center. police have not identified the victim. they're still looking for the killer as well. >>> a man accused of a horrific highway crash is on trial. weijia jiang tells us what happened today in the courtroom. weijia? >> reporter: the courtroom was packed with family members of the young victim who died at the hands of who police say was a drunk driver who was in the wrong time in the middle of an illegal street race. >> it's been nearly two years since 20-year-old jonathan henderson of la plata, and 21- year-old mary beth abernathy were killed along the interstate beltway. police say on june 21st, the young victims were watching an illegal street race, when around 3:00 in the morning, a car illegally lined up on the race, smashed into them. >> it was maybe about 80 cars, lined up, side by side. >> reporter: now, the driver of that car is on trial, facing 17 charges for their deaths, including negligent homicide and dui. the state tox cols testified rayb
CBS
Jul 21, 2010 5:00pm EDT
pair of double murders. now, police in prince george's county announce they have a suspect. check in for these stories and all the breaking news at 6:00. back to you. >> thanks, vic. >> eyewitness sports is next. x? >>> the o's on safn upnote. >> the up note is they won late last night. 13 of them. but today -- >> i hadn't heard. sorry. >> but not bad. early on, the orioles had the cobwebs in their eyes, before finally getting a wake-up call and seeing their life midway through the game. at one point, the birds face a 4-0 deficit. baltimore steps up. lays down an rbi double. adam jones, coming around the mountain, making the turn. and the birds rally to within 4- 3. bottom 5, the comeback continues for luke scott just days off the disabled list. his chopper scores tejada. and you can call this one, 4-4. all tied up on the scoreboard. however, in the 6th. jason berken walks in the go ahead run. there's a batter going home with the bases lloyded. and -- loaded. and tampa bay goes on to win. and they win the series, two games to one. >>> last night, not long before the stroke of midnigh
CBS
May 26, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. love's battered body was found may 3rd. virginia men's lacrosse player george huguely is charged with her murder. the school's head miss -- headmistress says it is honored. >> it will require about $1 million to complete. if you'd like to contribute, log onto wjz.com, and click on links and numbers. >>> lots of summer-like weather today. steamy and sunny. a live look outside right now. lots of sunny skies and very warm temperature. that is that fast-moving boat i was on at one point. bob turk and meteorologist tim williams, updating our first warning forecast. we're going to start with bob. >> nice and cool. 91 degrees this afternoon. right now, we drop a little down to 88 degrees. no weather around here to speak of. no clouds really. but up to our north, there is a front that is slowly pursing through portions of the new england region. with thunderstorms around here. just not too far from montral. -- montral. we think we'll see showers and thunderstorms in our local region. tim has a look at how that is expected to play out. >> we'll call it kind of an old squeeze play. with th
CBS
Jul 22, 2010 5:00pm EDT
is back in the building. >> it's right up there. >> yeah. right up there. >> george was all shook up when he saw something. >> i was driving up the street. and in the corner of my eye, i saw this thing in the arch way. i looked over. it's elvis. elvis is in the house. can you believe that? >> he said, all right, i'll go down there and call you back. i waited like five minutes. and before i knew it, pulling up in front was elvis on his shoulder, bringing them in. >>> for georgia's son steve, it was now or never. he put elvis in the truck. not wanting to leave him in the graveyard. >> i figured it was now or never. i put him in the truck, and drove him to maria. i got hugs and kisses. and elvis is back home. >> hundreds have called the diner. and one person has offered to restore elvis. if all goes well, he could be back up on the roof in a few weeks. >>> when you come through route 40, the first thing is elvis. now that we got it there. it's all good. >> elvis has brought you together? >> yes. we were all 50 kids. and they said, you found elvis. >> i'm all shookup. thank you very much
CBS
Dec 29, 2010 5:00pm EST
program. others are baltimore county, carroll, frederick, prince george's, queen anne's, and st. mary. >> i.c.e. says its intent to convict people of violent crimes. but it also says people who are violating immigration law are not getting asylum. >> reporter: minor offenders are more often affected. >> somewhere around 83%, as of august, of the people who had been deported, were arrested on misdemeanors or were noncriminals. >> reporter: the group says it is making immigrants afraid to report crime. but the anne arundel county disagrees. >> this reduces the incidents of racial profiling. fingerprints don't lie. it's a good way to determine whether these people are in the country illegally. >> reporter: suzanne collins, wjz eyewitness news. >> immigrations and cust misdemeanor -- customs enforcement says it has deported 50,000 nationwide since starting the program two years ago. >>> police seize thousands of dollars worth of drugs. the raid occurred in annapolis boulevard. police say cocaine and marijuana were found along with drug marijuana. -- partner. they -- paraphernalia. they al
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
Jul 8, 2013 5:00pm EDT
stage again in a florida courtroom. today, george zimmerman's friends take the stands, followed by martin's own father. susan mcginnis reports for wjz, from the courthouse in sanford. >>> the defense called several friends of george zimmerman. each one took the stand. and each said they believe it's his voice on this 911 call, screaming for help. >> help! >> so you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> and whose voice is this? >> george zimmerman's voice. >> yes, definitely georgey. >> i thought it was george. >> reporter: john donnelly wiped away tears after hearing the tape. >> there's no doubt in my mind that is george zimmerman. >> reporter: on friday, zimmerman's mother and uncle testified the screams were george zimmerman's. the neighborhood watchman claims he shot the teenager in self-defense after the teenager attacked him. but the prosecution and martin's family believes the screams came from the teenager. >> reporter: the screams on that 911 call are critical. the case could turn on who the jury believes the agreesor was during the-- aggressor was during the confrontation.
CBS
Nov 16, 2010 5:00pm EST
george's county executive jack johnson. wjz stays on this story live at federal court in prince george's county. mike hellgren has the latest development for us in this scandal. mike? >> reporter: thethe allegations are damaging. government lawyers say they paid big bribes to prince george's county officials for their businesses. and they caught it all on wire tap. >> reporter: federal authorities revealed new information about their indictment of amreek and ra vinda melib. the feds searched their mansion in clarksville, where wjz has learned they found $400,000 in cash in a closet. both face conspiracy and extortion charges, in connection to the corruption investigation, that has already led to the arrest of jack johnson and his wife. family members spoke to wjz about the ordeal. >> is it difficult for you to see her if through this? >> i have no comment. she's my sister, of course it's difficult. no comment. >> reporter: so who are the melibs, and what their connection to johnson? they lived in india, moving to the u.s., building up a small empire of liquor stores n. prince ge
CBS
Apr 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
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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
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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
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Jun 4, 2013 5:00pm EDT
. baltimore police raided a home this morning in the 4900 block of st. george's avenue. they found more than $55,000 in cash, and lots of drugs ready to be sold. anthony hall was arrested. police say he has an extensive criminal history, including murder and drug-related charges. >>> one week later, businesses are still trying to clean up after that huge explosion, following a train collision with a truck in baltimore county. wjz is live in rosedale. investigator mike hellgren has the latest on the condition and the investigation into the truck driver. good evening, mike? >> good evening, kai. doctors released that truck driver from shock trauma over the weekend. but he's still got a long road to recovery. what federal and state investigators have yet to release is their comprehensive safety review into his company. >> reporter: one week after his truck collided with his train in rosedale, sparking a powerful explosion, john alban, jr., is out of the hospital. wjz was told to go away at his house in essex. alban's neighbors saw him upon his return. >> it is possible he had a neck brace
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Dec 6, 2011 5:00pm EST
headed to federal prison. mike hellgren reports from prince george's county on the fate of former county executive and state's attorney jack johnson. >> reporter: johnson will get more than seven years in prison. his lawyers called that a death sentence. >> reporter: johnson, once the leader of maryland's second largest county, sold has office, accepting bribes from developers, prosecutors say worth more than $1 million and then laughing off the investigation. >> you know, able to bring somebody like me down, they brag their whole career. you know, our jobs. >> reporter: but he was not laughing in federal court when a judge ordered him to pay $100,000, seized his classic 1953 mercedes like this one, and sentenced him to seven years and three months in federal prison. >> corruption was so brazen, the people would assume that it's fiction. butun fortunately, it's reality. >> reporter: his lawyers begged the court for mercy, saying johnson now suffers from parkinsons disease and is close to being confined to a wheelchair. but video showed him playing golf after that. the judge said,
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Jan 28, 2010 5:00pm EST
kill late-term abortion provider, dr. george tiller. >> why did you kill him? >> if someone did not stop him, they were going to continue to die. the babies were going to continue to die. >> reporter: rotor said he was trying to save lives. it was a sunday morning last may, when rotor walked into a wichita church, put a pistol to tiller's head and pulled the trigger. >> somebody came and some shot someone in our church. >> somebody shot someone. >> yes. dr. george tiller. >> reporter: rotor showed little emotion as he answered questions about abortion and those who perform them. >> what are you feelings on abortion. sphrz from conception forward, it is murder. >> i will not allow this courtroom to turn into a forum or referendum or a debate on abortions. >> reporter: a murder conviction could put rotor in prison for life. a manslaughter conviction would mean about five years. if the judge allows jurors to consider the manslaughter charge, prosecutors fear it may encourage other abortion rights opponents to use violence. the case could go to the jury by the weekend. >>> the testimony
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Apr 24, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: in any case, the case has been linked to trayvon martin's case in florida. there, george zimmerman is charged with the 17-year-old's murder, accused of racially profiling martin as a neighborhood watch captain. in fact, werdesheim's lawyers called the similarities both symbolic and significant. they're expected to ask a judge to rule instead of a jury, claiming it would be difficult to find a jury that is impartial. in both cases, the defense -- defendants said they were acting in self-defense. but during pretrial, the victim said he was cornered, slammed to the ground and beaten. >> reporter: right now, both sides are wrapping up pretrial motions. the defense is trying to put together evidence for when the trial officially gips, likely tomorrow morning. -- begins, likely tomorrow morning. >>> both brothers face multiple charges, including false imprisonment and assault. >>> police say an abused puppy is rescued in anne arundel county. police say they attempted to neuter their golden retriever without medical assistance. the dog received emergency care, and charms are pen
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Apr 19, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, george huguely, sharon love throws her support behind the renewal of the violence against women act. >> my daughter was murdered almost two years ago, at the university of virginia, by an out-of-control lacrosse player with a violent past. >> reporter: speaking at a meeting, love was joined by vice president joe biden, who helped pass the original law in 1994. >> look what she went through. my god. >> reporter: sherry parliament is with house of ruth, maryland. one of the nation's leading domestic violence centers. >> but we're very grateful that she's speaking out about the issue of partner violence because it's a very big problem. we know that one in four women will be in abusive relationship at some point in their lives. so it's very important that we talk about this issue. >> reporter: the violence against women act has already allocated more than $9 billion towards prosecuting offenders and providing support for victims. reauthorizing the law would expand financing for domestic violence programs. >> we are beneficiaries of violence against women, grant program. and we are t
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Sep 27, 2011 5:00pm EDT
horrible scene inside a prince george's county home, where police are investigating the death of a young girl. denise is in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: a family finds a 6- year-old girl unresponsive in a bathtub. it happened last night. investigators say the family tried to revive the girl, but she later died at a hospital. prince george's county police are trying to figure out whether the girl was being supervised. the medical examiner is performing an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. >> prince george's county police are investigating the death of a 10-month-old boy found unresponsive in a bathtub. >> a brutal attack in an unusually quiet section of pikesville. when it's over, an elderly man limps inside his apartment building, looking for help. mike schuh has details for us. mike? >> reporter: the victim had walked down the steps to the garage, countless times. but this time, someone was waiting, waiting with a hammer. >> reporter: those who live in these condos at 11 slade say they can't remember such a crime. >> it makes me frustrated and angry. ver
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Oct 1, 2009 5:00pm EDT
mobile camera units at highway construction sites in prince george's and baltimore counties. pat warren reports, it's a pilot program that could be throughout the state. >> reporter: a speed camera pilot program is in effect to help safeguard construction workers like lori moser's husband rick. >> as he was working on the left-hand side, in the safety area, along the ranch, he was struck by a negligent driver. >> reporter: he was hit by a speeding car. >> reporter: speed was a factor. when he was hit, he was hit from behind. he didn't see it coming. and he was thrown 175 feet. >> reporter: the state highway administration is putting cameras here at the construction site on i-95 at prince george's county. cameras will also be used to clock speed on i-95 in whitemarsh. and here at 695 in charles street. there will be plenty of signs posted. >> reporter: by the time they get to the camera, they should know that there's automated enforcement. and should have a good idea that they need to slow down. >> reporter: the penalty is a $40 fine. cameras are legal in school zones. and at state highw
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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
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Jun 16, 2010 5:00pm EDT
pressley, with prince george's county schools on the response. >> they immediately acted with security, with law enforcement. we acted as fast as we could to try to identify the students students that were involved. >> reporter: bullying has become a major issue across maryland, with several incidents reported in baltimore, including a student at gilmor elementary, who says the bullying was so severe, she tried to kill herself. >> you can't just put a band aid over it and hope it will go away. you have to fix it. you can't just keep pacifying. >> reporter: the parents here say they fear for their son's saivment. >> -- safety. >> something worse than this will eventually happen if they don't do anything. >> reporter: and there is a hearing tonight in baltimore city, regarding the bullying problem. and the city school ceo, as well as the head of the teacher's union will take your questions. reporting live, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> and that hearing is at 5701 york road, at the hebrew memorial church. it starts in an hour. >>> project fugitive safe surrender is wanted tonight
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Sep 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
shoppers food chain roll. currie was running for his prince george's county seat, unopposed. >> obviously, well liked in the legislature. a bridge builder. and now, he seems ready to be brought down. if he is actually convicted on these charges. >> reporter: according to court documents, currie began receiving $3,000 payments from the food store chain back in february 2003. then in december 2007, those payments jumped to more than $7,000. >> indictment. just goes down the list of things he did. that he did not report on any of his financial forms. >> reporter: but in a written statement, curie's attorney, dale kel berman says this is highly unusual among federal cases in the u.s. there was no bribery cases brought to the table. no hush-hush deal. instead, he signed a contract for shoppers food warehouse. and that was reviewed by shoppers and renewed twice. and currie's attorney agrees he will be exonerated. he writes, the crim charges brought are unfounded. and he will plead not guilty to those charges. simply put, he has committed no crime. >> reporter: and the tib --bi searched currie's
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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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Mar 1, 2011 5:00pm EST
- sex marriage today, but two delegates, baltimore's jill carter and prince george's county delegate refuse to vote without assurances that school funding will be restored. even though they agree the two issues are not related. >> but it looks like you're holding the bill hostage. >> well, they certainly could take the votes. they could take the votes with or without me. >> i am for the bill, fundamentally. i just don't think it's the only bill. i don't think it's the only issue on the table. and i don't think it is necessarily the most important. >> reporter: carter also wants a hearing on equal time for noncustodial parents, another unrelated but in her view, equally-important bill. >>> again, every vote counts in this same-sex marriage issue, which is why the vote did not go on as scheduled, prior to the regular hearing. the committee is still hearing its regular bills now. and we don't know yet if they're going to vote after that session ends. back to you. >> okay, pat. thank you. >>> the committee is under no deadline to take a vote. >>> two baltimore county students are under a
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Sep 22, 2010 5:00pm EDT
prince george's county. williams faces murder charges. anthony milton also faces charges in the case. today, a prince george's county detective said milton told police williams waited near a tree and shot brown as he exited the restaurant. according two witnesses, milton was ordered out of the restaurant that night over an unpaid bill. >>> hate crime attack of a black fisherman. wjz is live. mike schuh has more on this case. mike? >> reporter: kai. calvin lockner, the 29-year-old with a hitler tattoo was facing four charges. but tonight, he'll plead guilty to two of them and will spend 31 years in jail. >> reporter: a year ago, james privet and his wife went fishing. this man and two others approached. >> asked them if they had any cigarettes or water, to which the prevats said no. >> the men didn't leave. but ms. privet did. and her husband was right behind. >> at the time, as the truck was being packed up, these individuals attacked him. they punched him, they kicked him. and they beat him with a stick. and eventually took his car and left. >> reporter: the prosecutor says that cal
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Jul 29, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. >> this reminds us, every time they take a step out to protect us. >> reporter: prince george's county glen ivy announced a grand jury indictment against anthony milton, who police say supplied the gun to williams and was in the car. theseicality milton confessed to his role in the crime. >> under the law, you can be held act believe, even if you don't pull the trigger. if you're part of the team that commits the crime, you'll can be held accountable for the final assault. >> milton faces first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder. and three weapons charges. >>> as for the accused trigger man, 27-year-old cyril williams, right now, he's being held in jessop on a probation violation. if he's convicted in this case, he could face the death penalty for killing a law enforcement officer. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right, derek, thank you. >>> both suspects in the murder do have lengthy criminal records. >>> a new development in the scandal at arlington national cemetery. tonight, we're learning the number of mislabeled graves may be in the thousands. >> well, kai, de
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Jun 11, 2010 5:00pm EDT
marine killed over the weekend, would still be alive today. >> reporter: george macaleer saved the bullet from the encounter five years ago he'll never forget. >> they were just coming. back -- bam, bam, bam. >> reporter: he describes the flurry of bullets from the officer who fired 13 unarmed rounds at former marine tyrone brown, killing him outside a club. >> i hope they get justice and the cop gets what's coming to him. because it's just terrible what happened to a guy with no weapon. >> reporter: macaleer's encounter with officer tashambay happened in september 2005. he admits he was drinking and was with his friends when they encountered the off-duty officer in his car, who he felt cut him off. >> he cuts across the lanes, comes flying in front of us. >> reporter: macaleer said they started yelling at east other -- each other at the stot stoplight. >> he said he and has friends turned at this intersection. >> but the officer followed him. >> soon as we did that, we clipped the front of him! moments later, he claims the officer got out his weapon and started firing. >> he was g
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Nov 15, 2011 5:00pm EST
george's county jack johnson and his wife leslie, guilty. >> i don't know who they are and they're banging on the door. >> reporter: agents surrounded the home. the couple in a panic over a $100,000 bribery check there from the developer. what do you want me to do with the check? do you hear them banging? >> tear the check up. just tear it up. >> they're the fbi, jack. >> i know. that's what i'm telling you. >> you want me to put it down the toilet? >> yeah. >> you want me to flush it? >> yeah. flush that. >> reporter: leslie johnson also tried hiding $80,000 of cold, hard cash in her underwear. >> what do you want me to do with this money? they are banging. what do you want me to do? >> put it in your panties and walk out of the house. >> no. but i mean all this cash, jack. >> put it in your panties, leslie. >> oh, my god. okay. >> reporter: yeah, stuff it in your panties. >> reporter: that doesn't work. and johnson was busted. [ glass breaking. >> what the hell is going on? >> it scared me. >> we're the fbi. we're here to serve a search warrant. >> reporter: the johnsons will be sentence
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Mar 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
george zimmerman for the murder of trevon martin. >> reporter: 28-year-old george zimmerman claims it was self- defense. florida state allows the person the right to stand their ground and use deadly force, if threatened. but the attorney for the martin family says the boy was not the aggressor. >> he had a 9-millimeter gun. trevon martin had a bag of skittles. where is the self-defense in that? >> reporter: attorney benjamin crump played a video of a girl, who was allegedly on the phone with martin, just seconds before he was shot and killed. >> he is traumatized over this. >> the girl said that martin said he was being followed. >> he tells him, oh, better be careful. just run home. >> crumb says he will turn over the witness's information to the justice department because the family does not trust the local authorities. terrell brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> the grand jury will convene april 10th. coming up, tonight at 6:00, local civil rights at vists call for justice in this case. >>> if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check in on our roads at wjz. >> h
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Mar 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
out in his defense. randall pinkston reports for wjz, from sanford, florida. >> reporter: george zim areman remains free and is not talking about the shooting death of trayvon martin. but with continuing calls for his arrest, zimmerman's family is going public. robert zimmerman, jr., told cnn, his brother acted in self- defense. and, quote, stop someone from disarming him and shooting him. you return force with force when someone assaults you. the 17-year-old martin was not armed when the neighborhood watch volunteer started following him. zimmerman told police, he thought martin looked suspicious. >> he's got his hand in his waistband. and he's a black male. >> reporter: across the country, demonstrations over martin's death, showed no signs of letting up. >> reporter: here in sanford, another demonstration is scheduled for saturday, demanding that zimmerman be put on for trial. all of the protests have been peaceful. but local businesses are worried. >> what was your reaction when you first heard about the shooting? >> oh, i'm a mom. and this is -- i mean, i have a son. and that co
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Feb 16, 2012 5:00pm EST
baltimore city and prince george's county, amounted to voter suppression. because the call hinted bob ehrlich's opponent, governor o'malley had already won, and there was no need to go vote. >> we're okay. relax. >> reporter: schurick approved the call. >> because i believed there were several thousand african american supporters of bob ehrlich, who had not voted that day. and that a message as counterintuitive as it seems in hindsight, that a message, such as that one, would, in fact, motivate them to go to the polls if they had not already done so. >> reporter: but the judge strongly criticized schurick as he sentenced him to a month of home detention, saying any campaigner should have said, no, it's deceptive, it's illegal, you shouldn't do it. the state prosecutor agrees. >> this type of behavior is not just a dirty trick or politics as usual. it is illegal. >> trust me, political professionals in maryland are very, very aware of the outcome of this trial and the consequences. >> reporter: the judge also gave schurick 500 hours of community service. he'll have to split that, 2
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Jul 6, 2012 5:00pm EDT
law on july 2nd. a similar law was attempted at the state level, but it was voted down. >>> george zimmerman is released from jail again. he walked out this afternoon, after a judge granted him bond yesterday. he will february electronically monitored with a strict curfew, as he awaits trial in the florida shooting death of trayvon martin. zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and claims the shooting was in self-defense. >>> markets have been down all day. the dow ends 124. the s&p is down 13. and nasdaq down 39. the economy added jobs in june. but it was fewer than expected. drew levinson reports for wjz, the past three months have seen the weakest job growth since 2010. >>> employers added 80,000 more jobs in june. it was the third straight month of weak job growth. and not enough to bring down the nation's unemployment rate, which remained at 8.2%. nearly 13 million americans are looking for work. when diana rosetta was laid off from her job in the theater industry, it took 18 tough months to find a new position. >> i really thought it was going to be a lot ea
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