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Jun 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
neighborhood. for more information you can log on to our website. >> the wife of george zimmerman is being charged with lying to a judge. prosecutors say that shelly zimmerman lied about her finances during a bond hearing for her husband. george zimmerman was granted $150,000 bond for a hearing and released. the judge revoked the bond after state's attorney says the couple lied about how much money they raised from a website. george zimmerman pleaded not guilty in a shooting. >>> live in the news room with more on a bizarre case. >> reporter: can explosion came from land triggering a rescue effort. two calls came within five minutes using the same radio transmitter the coast guard is offering a reward leading to an arrest. >> they're making a false distress call. there's a maximum penalty and reimbursement to the coast guard for the coast of the search. >> a huge wild fire in colorado continues to burn out of control. firefighters are battling a -- by plane and air. >> reporter: a massive blanket of smoke stretches for miles across colorado. the flames continue to spread. more than 43,000
CBS
May 27, 2010 5:00pm EDT
schools is at the center of a cheating scandal tonight. george washington elementary was praised by the white house, and in the end, test tampering cost the principal her career. wjz is live at the school. mike is there. he breaks down how investigators exposed the story. >> reporter: kai, it was eraser marks on tests, thousands of suspicious ones that revealed the truth, and the whistle blower, a parent, believes the head of city schools should take more accountability. george washington elementary had some of the highest test scores in the city, receiving a coveted blue ribbon award and praise from the first lady. >> at george washington elementary, teachers refuse to let their students become statistics. >> reporter: that's why the allegations that someone was cheating to raise the standardized test scores were so shocking. >> actually, it was some of the children who came to me and brought the concern to me. >> reporter: this parent said they told her the principal was helping them complete tests. harding went straight to the heads of city and state schools. >> this went on for a ye
CBS
Apr 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
about whether race played a role in the killing. george zimmerman insists he shot martin in self-defense after the teen attacked him inside this gated community in sanford, florida. but martin's relatives do not accept that story. >> it's baffling how people just take his word for it as if that's exactly what happened and no question about it. >> reporter: a newly released recording is offering more details. >> a person is in route. someone's laying in the grass. >> reporter: a second ambulance was called off bringing the severity of zimmerman's injuries into question. over the weekend, activists marched on the sanford police department demanding zimmerman be jailed. protesters echoed those calls in miami, more proof that passion stirred up by this case show no signs of fading. >> reporting from miami, martin's parents are asking the u.s. justice department to see if they interfered with the initial investigation. >>> let's check in on our roads right now. >> hi. we still do have delays we're dealing with on the west side of the interloop over to security boulevard, expect about
CBS
Feb 17, 2010 5:00pm EST
george's county. the story straight ahead. >>> slightly warmer temperatures in the forecast. and the slow snow meltdown is definitely under way. the updated first warning weather forecast with bob is coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> there's concern tonight about a chemical used to manufacture baby bottles and sippy cups and its effect on infant children. suzanne collins reports on a hearing today to ban those items in maryland. >> bisphenol a has been used in hard plastic since the '60s. but growing concern about the use of that chemical and its effects on children under age 3 is growing. >> bisphenol a is a known carcinogen and it can cause developmental problems in kids. and yet it's common in baby bottles and sippy cups and lots of other products in our society. >> reporter: last month, for the first time the food and drug administration says it has some concerns about possible effects on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland in fetuses, infants and children. they are calling for more studies. but some lawmakers want a ban on the baby items now. >> if there are many studies which sh
CBS
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
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 21, 2012 5:00pm EDT
in the newsroom with more on the violence. >> the shooting unfolded in a prince george's county neighborhood. the police cruiser's windows were shattered by bullets in lanham. a detective went to the area to interview a person of interest in an attempted abduction but when he arrived the man fired several shots so the detective returned fire. the suspect was found dead in the road, the detective was not hurt. >>> new calls for action in baltimore county after a taken dies in an altercation with an off-duty police officer. wjz investigates live at randall town high where a vigil will get underway in just hours. mike. >> reporter: mary, this is where 17-year-old christopher brown went to school and where loved ones will gather in prayer tonight amid questions over his final moments alive and the role of officers when they're off-duty. more than one week after teenager christopher brown died, no one has been arrested or charged. police say brown was killed after an altercation with off- duty baltimore county police officer james laborde, leaving his family outraged. >> it's still u
CBS
Jun 29, 2010 5:00pm EDT
over the last week. a prince george county residence. today's weather brought a promise of better things. here's a live look, but still not as stifling as the last several days have been and things are improving on the regular. bob turk is updating the cooler forecast >>> a lot cooler, the next 7 nights, you won't believe, some areas will be in the low 50s. some areas may not get out of the 70 . it's still warm, 89 but the humidity is down to 34%. north wind at 7. here is the front down to the south that came through with some thunderstorm activity and a dryer air mass that will be with us for the rest of the week. we'll have that coming up. >>> thank you >>> still ahead, a traffic nightmare, trash backed up i-95 during the busy morning rush. >>> angry youth is now unemployed. that story is coming up on wjz, eyewitness news. >>> want to zip around baltimore? a new service gets you where you want to go without owning a car >> the cool off is coming, we'll have the forecast. stick with us. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> many baltimore young people are without work this summer, they say
CBS
Jun 30, 2010 5:00pm EDT
passengers were trapped in a prince george's county station. it happened yesterday morning at the cheverly station. two passengers got off and found the station was locked and closed. the manager closed it 15 minutes early because he misread the schedule. one of the passengers called 911 and eventually, a metro employee opened up for them. >>> this driver either blacked out or fell asleep and smashed into a line of cars on the alameda. mike schuh has the latest on the investigation. mike? >> reporter: mary, luckily, there were four passengers aboard the bus when it smashed into a line of eight cars and they were taken to the union memorial hospital as a precaution. >> he must have fallen asleep. i saw it. >> i heard a big boom sound. >> reporter: and then, a chain reaction. >> [ indiscernible ] this is the first car to get hit. not the last. seven more, all in a row got creamed. a bus ran off course. and we've had the reports that the bus driver may have fallen asleep or passed out somehow. >> reporter: the passengers go to the union memorial and the driver gets tested. when ever there's a
CBS
Apr 18, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >>> denise is in the newsroom with more. >> reporter: 21-year-old george delaney of frederick was a student at rochester institute of technology. delaney went missing last month. he told his roommates he would be right back but he never returned. over the weekend, two hikers found his remains in the woods, 45 miles from campus. a month later, delaney's car was found abandoned in the same area. the results of the autopsy are expected sometime today. police say they do not suspect foul play. >> delaney's parents say their son was struggling in school before he disappeared. >>> you've probably heard this one before. but prices at the pump are soaring once again. a new report say shows the average cost for a gallon of regular now tops $4 in several states, including washington, d.c. prices are up nearly a dollar in the past year. and they're expected to remain high as we head into the summer season. >>> here in maryland, gas will cost you $3.82. prices were at $2.84 just a year ago. >>> you had a few extra days. but the deadline for your income tax is fast approaching. tax day was pushe
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
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 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
trayvon martin which means an arrest of george zimmerman. >> reporter: the dream defenders are asking the lawmakers to hear their message. >> we want to use this as tragic as it is, as making our community a better community. >> reporter: special prosecutor angela cory has decided not to use the grand jury in the investigation. the dream defender say they have a list of demands and the arrest of george zimmerman is just the beginning. >> we think that trayvon martin is just the catalyst, we need a bigger change. a much bigger movement, a much big revolution. >> reporter: the group is calling for a congressional hearing into racial profiling. >> in hopes to systematically continue to face the issues that america has swept under the rug because they are difficult conversations to have. >> reporter: demonstrators say the protest will not end until zimmerman stands trial for trayvon martin's death. susan mcginnis, wjz eyewitness news. >> in florida, only first degree murder cases require the use of grand juries. >>> the fbi believes an indiana man sexually exploited more than 100 teenage
CBS
Apr 12, 2011 5:00pm EDT
jurors and alcohol to play a big part if this chase goes to trial. george huguely's lawyer showed they are prepared to vigorously defend the la crosse player that he murdered yeardley love. one of their strategies, help didn't intend to kill her. >> george huguely only learned yeardley love had died when told that by a detective. >> reporter: during a heres that lasted nine hours, some said huguely was very drunk and had slurred speech in the hours leading up to the altercation with love. if that's true that could mean less time behind bars for huguely. >> the jury will have to decide that i was sufficiently intoxicated, that i couldn't term a specific intent or i formed the intent first and got drunk to build up courage. >> reporter: love grew new cockeysville. her family said they have faith in the justice system. he told police that he hook love and her head hit the wall. her body was found a pool of blood. the defense said it could have been something else liked a derral found in her system. >> if you're on the defense side, you want to do whatever you can to lower the level of ris
CBS
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
Sep 29, 2011 5:00pm EDT
to identify her as a suspect. >> a george washington university student died after he jumped: 33-year-old patrick casey survived a year in afghanistan only to be killed on home soil. police say that the army veteran was at a mcdonald's with friends when three men started heckling him. the group followed casey outside and that's when of the men reportedly punched him to the face. he fell to the sidewalk and was knocked unconscious. casey was rushed to the hospital in a coma but died shortly after that. >> police are reviewing surveillance video from the mcdonald's but so far no arrest has been made >>> the gunmen charged in the deadly tucson rampage will stand trial. the judge ruled that he is mentally can he tend. he is responding to treatment, but will need another four months. >>> a 26-year-old american citizen is behind bars charged with plotting know terror attack on the nation's capitol. daniel nottingham has new details. >> reporter: this 26-year-old massachusetts man is charged with planning terror attacks designed to blow up a pair of washington landmarks. he is rezwan ferdaus
CBS
May 3, 2010 5:00pm EDT
prince george's county and southern maryland. from the city on north and west, it's cleared out very, very nicely. in fact, overnight tonight should be a clear night. and then tomorrow afternoon, that secondary front moves through the region with the chance of a pop-up shower and a few spots as it goes by, mostly to the north. and dry. beautiful weather for wednesday and thursday. by friday night, another front off to the north and west. could bring us another round of showers and showers and thunderstorms. then it's going to get cooler back in the 60s. this week, we'll be talking temps 80 degrees or better. so a warm week. gusts to 25 knots. and a small craft advisory will go into effect tomorrow. today, the bay temp jumped top 62 degrees. tonight, any showers will be south and east of the baltimore metro. 60 tonight with partly cloudy skies. a lot of sunshine. however, look out for a pop-up. i mean, pop-up shower or brief shower in the afternoon -- thundershower in the afternoon. but may get up to 80 degrees. actually, most of the day will be dry. we're talking like 20 minutes of a
CBS
Jun 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
victim. >>> and george zimmerman back in jail, now he's fighting for a new bond hearing. will he get another chance at freedom. >>> this 90-year-old woman wakes up with a flashlight at his face. burglars targeting the elderly in this peaceful neighborhood. that's coming up. >>> we had beautiful weather to start the week. don't miss the weather forecast with bob. ,,,, you know what's exciting? graduation. when i look up into my students' faces, i see pride. you know, i have done something worthwhile. when i earned my doctorate that pride, that was on my face. i am jocelyn taylor, i'm committed to making a difference in people's lives and i am a phoenix. enroll in the program that's right for you. at phoenix.edu/maryland >>> it's partly sunny, 71 degrees in central maryland right now. the pleat forewarning weather is -pl -- coming up. some scary moments for elderly women. they wake up to find men standing over their bed, shining flashlights over their head. >> the motive here appears to be robbery. they don't understand this whole thing with the flashlight. >> i was just amazed. >> rep
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
Aug 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
george's county. prince george's county school system is touting the new building as an environmentally friendly green school. >> i did not know there were six across the country. >> i did not know that. >>> bad eggs. half a million recalled. could even more be pulled from store shelves? and the fda isn't doing enough about the problem. >>> parents, if you just bought children's jewelry, listen up, they may have excessive amounts of lead in them. two were cited for selling them. i'm andrea fujii. wjz eyewitness news. >>> i'm ron matz, at lexington market. the new zagat guide is out. what is hot on the restaurant scene? the story coming up here on wjz. >>> clouds moving in. the updated first warning forecast. as meteorologist tim williams is coming up. ,,,, mmmm. you don't love me anymore do you billy? what? i didn't buy this cereal to sweet talk your taste buds it's for my heart health. so i can't have any? if you can deprive me of what can help lower my cholesterol... and live with yourself. right. mmm, i worry about your mother. cry herself to sleep every night over my
CBS
May 23, 2013 5:00pm EDT
prince george's county schools. >>> a greek oil tanker was about 60 miles out when they radioed that a crew member onboard had a serious head injury. a chopper med-evac'd a man to a hospital. >>> with millions of dollars at stake, a hearing is underway at this hour in prince george's county. it all revolves around big time college sport. alex demetrick is covering the back and forth arguments. >> this was sparked by the university of maryland's decision to move its sports teams in to a more lucrative conference. >> reporter: when they jumped to the big 10 conference last year, the acc filed suit in north carolina claiming maryland owed an exit fee of between $52 and $53 million. >> it's more appropriately litigated in the state of maryland where the university of maryland is located. >> reporter: that's half of maryland's argument. the other half -- >> the trust claim saying you cannot prohibit the free flow of colleges to join whatever conference they want to go by trying to extort $53 million from them. >> reporter: in its suit, the acc argues courts routinely find leagues like the
CBS
Aug 6, 2010 5:00pm EDT
investigation is under way after two women and two children are found dead in a prince george's apartment. and it is making it hard to figure out how they died. weijia jiang has the latest on the investigation. weijia? >> reporter: mary, the police chief wrapped up a briefing a few minutes ago. and she describes the scene as horrific. he says it looks like the landfill fell inside the home. and there are even containers of feces inside. and we know the female victim was the mother of the two children. but they still have many people to interview. >>> at this suburban county home, a 911 call to report an assault ended with police discovering the bodies of two women and a boy and a girl, both under 6 years old. police believe all four victims were living in a makeshift apartment above a detached garage. but say it had no running water or toilet facilities. piles of garbage ran outside of the home. and traces of rodents are on the inside, making it difficult for investigators to find evidence. some 50 police academy recruits also suited up to tackle the spill under the careful guidance of th
CBS
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
Jul 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
life of george steinbrenner. >>> drug debate. avandia. will the government pull it from the market? >>> it's in landover woman's lucky day. she just won the maryland lottery. and this check is hers. i'm andrea fujii. wjz eyewitness news. >>> wet weather approaches the first warning weather forecast with bob coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> the world of baseball is mourning the loss of an icon. new york yankees owner george steinbrenner has died at the age of 80. >> well, they purchase the yankees nearly four decades ago. and his popularity and notoriety went well beyond the baseball world. >>> he was the boss. george steinbrenner wooed the new york yankees with an iron hand and an oversized checkbook. >> when he bought the team in nine 73, the bronx bombers were bombing. he may have been born in ohio, but steinbrenner became the winner. >> you're wearing tradition. wearing the prize. >>> he was as famous as hired. in 23 years, he changed managers 25 times, sacking billy. under his watch, the yankees earned 11 peppants and won seven world series titles. the team he bought for $10 million
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Apr 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
angela quarry is expected to press state charges against george zimmerman. the volunteer neighborhood watch captain who said he shot the unarmed 17-year-old in self- defense. the martin family has been calling on prosecutors to charge zimmerman with murder. >> for the last 44 days, it has been a nightmare. and this is coming from a mother's perspective. >> reporter: martin's parents spoke in washington, d.c., where civil rights leaders met with u.s. attorney general eric holder. he says the justice department is looking into possible federal civil rights charges. >> that at every level of today's justice department, preventing and combatting youth violence and victimization is and will continue to be a top priority. >> reporter: police here in sanford are taking steps to keep the peace. once the prosecutor makes her announcement. >> reporter: zimmerman is going to have to figure out his legal defense. the two attorneys representing him quit yesterday after he stopped talking to them. in sanford, florida, randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> zimmerman's former attorneys say they a
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
Jun 30, 2011 5:00pm EDT
witness who came close to sup porgt the defense theory was george anthony's alleged mistress. >> he said it was an accident. >> george anthony denies any affair and insist he had nothing to do with kaylee's death. he recalled how he tried to commit suicide after caylee's remains were found. >> i needed at that time to be with caylee. >> in his suicide note, he wrote he had unanswered questions about how caylee died. prosecutors say casey anthony suffocated her daughter with duct tape. during testimony, witnesses described how anthony partied and lied. the jury will likely begin deliberating an thon anthony -- anthony's fate over the weekend. >> casey anthony could face the death penalty if convicted with murder. >>> the fugitive was flown. he was arrested after 16 years on the run. the court allowed him to have a taxpayer attorney. he stems from his days as the leader of the winter hills gang. >>> security breach in new york's jfk airport. today a man is in federal custody after he flew across the country using someone else's boarding pass. the man was caught in the act twice. >>> freque
CBS
Apr 20, 2010 5:00pm EDT
anne arundel and prince george's county were called to the wayson's trailer park. this is located along the patuxent river along anne arundel county. you see divers working. it was initially a call that a teenager had gone into the patuxent river, not too far from the trailer park, gone underwater. and they did not see him resurface. they've had two maryland state police helicopters here on the scene, searching along the river. this is right along, where route 4 goes along the patuxent river. they have not located the victim at this time. they are presuming that he is possibly drowned. you see divers from prince george's county and others on the scene. they are located over in the trailer park area. at this point, it is not clear for certain whether anyone was drowned. but someone saw a teenager go into the water and want -- and not resurface. they are presuming that he is drowned at this point. >> just really quick, i want to give our viewers a reference point. this headed out toward 301 south. >> that is correct. this is actually, they're saying the route 4 bridge in waysons and
CBS
Feb 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
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Feb 17, 2012 5:00pm EST
vote and flip a previous opponent of the bill to vote for it. >> reporter: prince george's county delegate, tiffany alston, who voted against the bill last year, offered the only amendment that was accepted by the majority. >> if any part of this bill is deemed to be unconstitutional, that the whole bill will be considered unconstitutional. >> reporter: the significance of that being that challenges to the religious protections to the bill would throw the whole thing out. >> we are told that the vote was contingent on the passage of the last amendment. and that's passage of that last amendment from prince george's delegate county. it was the price for pushing this through. >> reporter: but supporters of the bill deny any shenanigans. >> clearly, this bill is not being rammed through. it has had more consideration and debate than almost any bill that i've dealt with in the 30 years that i've been in the legislature. >> reporter: but does it have the votes? >> we'll find out. >> reporter: but supporters of the bill clearly do not expect a repeat of last year's defeat. reporting live
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Mar 8, 2011 5:00pm EST
school is boosting their spirits and hopefully a -- test scores with a song. >> reporter: at george washington elementary in baltimore. >> part of the story and your answer. >> reporter: every year his 4th grade class -- the song is going viral. in 2008 a state investigation found the school's msa booklets were extensively tampered with. the principal asked him to produce this video. he posted it on video. >> we needed to build their confidence. i know that in baltimore we love rap music. so the chose the most popular one at the time. >> reporter: the eight class members sing about getting a good night's sleep and eating a good breakfast. >> my pressure goes away. >> when someone says m-sa, i start sing the song. >> reporter: the music as another goal, too. >> it feels like you're famous. >> reporter: the principal says colleagues from across the state are calling to get a copy of the school's version. it could be big. remember, you saw it right here on wjz. >> that's right. they sound great. that teacher is multitalented for sure. students have three more days of msa's testing. >>
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Apr 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
hearing from the man who killed trayvon martin. what george zimmerman is saying about the case. >>> camden yards will host a championship game. but it's not the major leagues. i'm monique griego. coming up, we'll tell you who coming up, we'll tell you who has the opportun,,,, we love gardening... yeah, but the feeling wasn't always mutual. i want you to grow big! if you grow for me, you'll get cookies for free. nothing worked. ♪ but we started using miracle-gro garden soil. you just mix it with your backyard soil... and it feeds your plants for up to 3 months. my plants grew bigger... more beautiful... with more flowers and vegetables. guaranteed. everything changed with miracle-gro. for you are these flowers, like soap is for showers. everyone grows with miracle-gro. >>> it's just before 5:30. 65 degrees. and breezy outside. good evening. and thanks for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. there's growing outrage over an attack on a tourist in baltimore city. the whole thing is recorded on a cell phone camera. tonig
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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
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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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Aug 31, 2010 5:00pm EDT
george's county -- prince george's county. all of these counties have very, very important graces. and we have a tendency sometimes to get that the pri -- forget that the primary is as important as the general. >> reporter: and every vote counts, which is why there is gung ho support. >> this is still new to people as i encounter them on the street. and all of us have been having conversations going door to door, about the nuances of early vote. >> reporter: early voting starts in maryland, friday, september 3rd. each will have one to five locations to choose from. there will be five locations each in baltimore city and count i, anne arundel, prince george's, and montgomery county. the majority of counties will each have one. marylanders voted for the idea in 2008. >> people would say, i don't have time. make it easier. get rid of their excuses so they can do it. >> there's not going to be a whole lot of people. >> now, people will really have no excuse for not voting. you can vote six days before the election. i think it's worked very well in 32 other states. >> reporter: it may
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May 21, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the george washington bridge. >> even i had no idea of the dispair and torment tyler must have been feeling and i thought i knew him. >> reporter: tyler's mother also spoke in court. it was the only time during the entire trial robby showed any emotion. >> he was absolutely devastated. i'm broken into pieces. the media has constructed the fact to the public and misconceptions have formed. >> reporter: robby was placed on three years probation and ordered to get counseling. he also had to pay $10,000 to a community foundation. robby and his family left the court without commenting. prosecutors plan their appeal. in new brunswick, new jersey. >> the judge said he received a stack of letters in support of robby. he said he does not think robby should be deported to his native india. >>> wjz is live, political reporter pat warren has more on why this group is taking this position. >> reporter: the resolution comes from the national organization which is head quartered here in baltimore. >> we live in a democracy and in our democracy we have the benefit of a constitution which defines th
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
leading to an arrest in the murder of a capital highs woman. prince george's police say mcintire was found with blunt trauma on her body. they were checking on her. mcintire died at the hospital. police say they have a vague description of the suspect. >>> the áf police in chicago are questioning two men in the murder of a 15-year-old girl who was part of last month's inauguration ceremony. the family of hadai pendelton are hoping this will lead to charges. >> none of us will get our hopes up until we hear there are charges. >> reporter: and charges will be imminent in the case of hadiya mendelton's murder. >> it is comforting that one less killer is off the street. >> reporter: the teenager had just returned from president obama's inauguration and was seeking cover from a storm with friends when a gunman opened fire last month. this morning mayor ron emmanuel called her mother personally. >> we're hoping that changes take place. >> police say the suspect being questioned are ages 18 and 20. >>> time now for a quick look at some of the stories you will find in tomorrow morning's edi
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Mar 30, 2011 5:00pm EDT
of millions to be used in educating. >> this will be money back to prince george's county, so it's huge. considering the fact that we're looking at transportation cuts. we're looking at teacher layoffs. so this is an important part of getting the money back to our county. >> reporter: managers worry customers will go somewhere else when it comes to big purchases. >> it is only an hour away. and for 9%, people will travel. >> reporter: and the bill goes to the house of delegates sometime next week. it already has a lot of support in that chamber. live in fells point, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> some senate republicans who voted against the bill say the education funding should be spread equally across the entire state. >> reporter: baltimore city will add dozens more speed cameras and continue road paving fire house closure. tonight, mike hellgren reports on what the mayor has on the balance of the city's budget. and who is getting the pay raise. >> reporter: baltimore's mayor proposes filling 300 vacant police officer positions and keeping the budget safety intact. but you'll
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Sep 29, 2009 5:00pm EDT
prince george's county for passing a bill banning cigar sales. >>> baltimore county police need help identifying a suspect in an armed robbery at a convenience store. police say this man entered the royal farms store on wind lass drive in essex. and threatened the store clerk. another suspect was also involved. but his image wasn't caught on camera. anyone with information is asked to call baltimore county police. >>> an 18-year-old will spend six years behind bars, for initiating a violent escape from a maryland detention center. rioting broke out last spring, allowing 14 juveniles to run away. michael martin pleaded guilty to escape and second-degree assault. nine teens were charged as adults in the incident. but martins is the harshest so far. >>> a mother sits behind bars tonight, charged with torturing her son for 4 1/2 years and keeping him locked inside a closet. don teague has more for wjz on the child's escape and what will become of the woman's seven other children. >> reporter: the unidentified boy escaped from this northeast oklahoma city apartment last friday, with
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Apr 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
took dozens of officers from across the state to as far as prince george's county to help. they were cleared with no traces of a bomb. but still, parents say they can't shake the fears of the worst. >> it is like my kids in the schools, can i even send them to the schools? >> reporter: right now police are looking at surveillance video to try to find out who is responsible. now making a threat even if it is a fake one is a felony and could send somebody to prison for 10 years. and if this was a child playing a prank, he or she will face juvenile charges, reporting live, chestertown, wjz eyewitness news. >>> and all activities in kent county are cancelled for the night. >>> and in baltimore county, a man is in critical condition. denise has more. >> reporter: well, mary, police say a tractor-trailer fell on top of a man this afternoon. they're on the scene at lake drive and rosedale. the man went into cardiac arrest and police took him to john hopkins bayview. police believe it was just an accident. >>> all right, thank you, we're still looking to get an update on the man's condi
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Apr 20, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >> she has hundreds of items. some going back to the coronation of george vi. >> they'll be on hand as prince william and kate middleton tie the knot next week. >>> still to come. sports director mark viviano, live at camden yards. hey, mark. >> hi, guys. they call baseball the boys of summer. feels like a summer night. win here last night ended the losing streak. we'll hear from the birds. i'll have the latest when eyewitness news continues. ,,,,, kÑ >>> yes, indeed. the mood, a little brighter at camden yards tonight. wjz is live with sports director mark viviano, and how the o's get a much-needed victory. >> it's a warm and breezy night at the ballpark. and part of the breeze might be from the sigh of relief, as the orioles can finally exhale. that eight-game losing streak is over. and they'll send rookie zach briton to the mound. the o's try to make it a two- game winning streak. here last night, it was pitcher jake arieta on the mound. and his work went a long way in helping him lose the streak. he allowed a few base runners. but no runs allowed. arieta struck out four twins batt
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Feb 10, 2011 5:00pm EST
stolen minivan was caught in prince george's county. he's charged with unarmed carjacking. >>> a pennsylvania neighborhood coping tonight. a powerful gas explosion kills at least five people. randall pinkston reports for wjz in allentown, that one body still has not been recovered. >> reporter: firefighters recovered bodies after a massive gas explosion in pennsylvania. a 4-month-old baby is among the victims. the blast leveled two homes in allentown and sparked a fire that engulfed a row of houses. >> it was like boom, and i got hit. >> reporter: antonio arroyo felt the explosion. he and his wife ran from their home. >> i looked at it at a house that wasn't there before. it was literally blown out of its foundation. >> firefighters battled the blaze in freezing temperatures for more than seven hours overnight. more than 40 buildings are damaged, eight destroyed. >> it was a very difficult fire to fight because of the weather. because of the snow piles. the ice. as soon as we throw water, everything turned to ice. >> the gas main in this neighborhood was checked just two days ago
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May 11, 2010 5:00pm EDT
reports that george hugely assaulted a teammate has hearing he kissed yard lee love. >>> a wild pursuit ends. city police tried to stop the vehicle in southwest baltimore. police became involved in the chase. the suspects fled the vehicle and both were eventually caught. >>> word of a shift in how marylanders view same sex marriage. adam may has more on a new poll about the controversial issue. >> reporter: same sex marriages are illegal in the state of maryland but a new poll reveals that the law and public opinion are at odds. two months after same sex marriages became legal in washington, d.c -- >> i now proclaim you to be partners for life. >> reporter: a new poll shows support for legalizing the unions here in maryland. the majority are now in favor of full marriage rights. >> this is a huge advancement in the fight for marriage equality in the state. >>> as more and more lgbt people come out, it does well to advance the cause. folks realize that they're normal citizens struggling with the same issues and fighting for the same kind of causes. >> reporter: a majority of m.d.ers supp
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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
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Feb 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
around here. >> reporter: more than 200 reporters are covering the trial of george huguely. police say he broke into love's off-campus apartment, then beat his girlfriend to death after a night of heavy drinking. the huguely family had nothing to say. his lawyers began selecting a jury. but on street corners in cafes in charlottesville, the trial is the talk of the town. >> what are those opinions? >> probably just a little more concern for their children. >> reporter: rick baron is a spokesperson for the city. >> how has the murder of yeardley love ask this trial affected this university? >> they have been having charges of domestic abuse. that has been very well received. >> reporter: the mother of this college-bound student already did just that. >> you think you use this as a teaching moment for your daughter? >> absolutely. absolutely. >> and did you learn something? >> yes. very much. >> reporter: saying not just uva but all college campuses can take away a lesson from love. >> reporter: defense attorneys did not speak outside of the courtroom today. but they are expected to
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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
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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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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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