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Feb 22, 2012 11:00pm EST
. >> george is withdrawing from the university of virginia and remains in the custody of the authorities. >> today george huguely wept in court. >>> this is 9news now. >> nearly two years after the murder that shocked uva and the whole nation, a guilty verdict for george huguely the fifth. jurors convicted him of second degree murder in the death of his former girlfriend yeardley love. >> just a few minutes ago, they recommended a sentence 25 years on the second degree murder charge and one year for grand larceny. we have team coverage on the story. let's start with bruce leshan who is still at his post outside the courthouse in charlottesville tonight. bruce. >> reporter: yes, anita, a night filled with sadness. sadness all around as the prosecutors said. the night nearly two years ago when yeardley love was killed, the jury now holding george huguely responsible for that. and tonight where this young man was sentenced, a sentence that may keep him in prison until 50 years old. his family, his young cousin coming out of the courtroom in tears. clearly in shock by the verdict
CBS
Nov 6, 2012 10:55pm EST
senator george allen defeated today. tim kaine is the winner. it has been a long, hard campaign. >> it is a very closely watched senate race in the country. they are going to be replacing jim webb. we have been watching this all night long. >>> we will win this election. we will finish what we started to 2008 and remind the world why the united states of america is the greatest nation on earth. >> this is about america, the can you be the we love. it is in trouble. it needs our help. we are going to take it back and make sure is that america remains the hope. >> a challenger aim to go stop him. it's been a long road for him. >> if you think the government is bed holden-- >> speeches. >> it took the president 14 days. >> he did call it an act of terror. >> i am sorry, i-- >> they had spins. >> turn out to vote for me. >> and now finally the voting by us and our neighbors to choose a president. >>> this is 9 news now. good evening on this election neat. what seems like the longness next is all but done. it really looks like president obama is going for a second term. here is a look at th
CBS
Nov 17, 2010 1:35am EST
in prince george's as many are asking just how can you stuff 80 grand in your bra. we'll try to do just that. >>> plus topper is tracking an end to the rainy weather. >>> no hard evidence, no witnesses, it's up to the jury. could the man accused of killing chandra levy beat the rap? >>> this is 9news now. >>> one of the american's longest running crime mysteries could end tomorrow, it is, of course, the chandra levy trial. it became a national obsession because of her affair. did they give the jury enough to convict. it's a good question. here is gary nurenberg. >> reporter: a lot of evidence was destroyed by nature between the time chandra levy disappeared and her body was discovered in rock creek park a year later. evidence that could not be used against the defendant whom prosecutors charged with her murd he. >> they said it was a week case primarily because it was circumstantial. >> reporter: juries want to see more. >> they don't like these types of cases. they want to have hard, physical evidence. they want to see pictures. they want to have dna. they want fingerprints. >> re
CBS
Nov 12, 2010 11:00pm EST
prince george's county executive. >>> plus topper is tracking stormy weather in your forecast. >>> and for instance george's county executive jack johnson is reacting to his arrest and his wife lesli. >> federal agents raided his home and office and then they took the couple into custody today. >> let me say that i'm innocent of these charges and i just can't wait for the facts to come out. and when they come out, i am absolutely convinced that i'm going to be -- we will be vindicated. i know the facts. and they will be revealed in a manner consistent with what i know to be the truth. >> well, tonight the truth is the outgoing executive and his wife, a newly elected council member, are facing some very serious charges. and for that we turn to andrea mccarren. >> reporter: derek and anita, this 10 -page affidavit details the government's case against the johnsons. they are charged with tampering with a witness and evidence and destruction of records in a federal investigation. each carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. >> prince george's county executive jack
CBS
Feb 18, 2012 11:00pm EST
charlottesville tonight. >> reporter: former uva lacrosse player, george huguely will have to wait until wednesday to learn his fate. there were dramatic closing arguments in an unusual saturday session. court. the prosecutor sobbed both at the beginning and the end of his argument, as he spoke to the jurors about the terror that yeardley love, he says, must have felt. he left the jurors with this. yeardley love's bedroom door, a big hole in it where george huguely's foot went through. that, he says, is not a conversation starter. that is the beginning of terror. george huguely's lawyer painted a different picture. he said george huguely is what you get. he's a boy athlete, not stealthful, not calculating, just stupid drunk. whatever he meant to do, he said he did not mean to kill yeardley love. in charlottesville, bruce leshan, 9 news now. >>> hundreds of people enjoying a beautiful saturday morning at the georgetown waterfront found themselves in the middle after grisly death investigation. >> reporter: d.c. police and first responders swarmed the banks behind thompson's boathous
CBS
Sep 8, 2009 11:00pm EDT
among the hardest hit. >> reporter: oh the pain of paying for textbooks. hardship for george mason student rachel taylor . >> i find it really helpful. because i don't make enough money to be able to pay for anything outright. >> reporter: recent word around campus is that state support will soon be slashed. combined total cuts to higher education across the state equal nearly $200 million. george mayon will lose nearly $18 million. >> the headlines we have been reading for the past year you can't say it is unexpected. >> that's unheard of considering the struggle we have already gone through. >> reporter: combine that struggle with the recession. >> you need that degree now and it is not just the bachelor's degree you are also going for your masters just to equal what batch losh's bachelor's was four years ago. >> education is the fundamental aspect of a healthy associate it were. >> reporter: students say go ahead and call them bias, but that's how they feel. >> there is, however, some good news on the local public school front in virginia. no state funding will be cut since thos
CBS
Jul 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
mopt county and 111 -- montgomery county and 11,000 in prince george's. bge reporting 53,000 in montgomery county and 10,500 in prince george's county. dominion virginia power is reporting 47,000 people without power in northern virginia and smeco is reporting 1900 outages in prince george's county. in a press release issued by pepco earlier today, the utility says it's mobilized some 3,000 people to help get the lights back on. 1830 are field restoration crews. 7 hub power line personnel from out of state, 450 tree trimming personnel, 400 overheadline contractors, 122 internal line crew members. and 160 internal underground and sub station personnel. now, in that release, only 15% of those 1830 are identified as actual pepco employees. well, last night on 9 news, i spoke with the ibew union leader about a shortage of pepco linesman. >> you tell me that pepco once had twice as many linesmen as it once had. what happened to them? >> they retired. pepco didn't replace them. there were also some targeted servants programs in the early 2 thousands. they wanted to reduce the number o
CBS
Jan 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
team back into the city, that dan snyder will be able to work something out with prince george's county and be able to build a brand-new stadium. >> reporter: councilman jack evans says he has reason to believe the redskins owner is open to discussions at some point of returning the team to the nation's capital. >> the taxpayers, to put the money on the table to pay for a new stadium? >> what the city would have to contribute which every city and count does is the infrom structure. >> it brings millions of dollars to prince george's county coffers. today they issued a response to jack evans comments to 9 news. it says in part, prince george's county is proud to be the home of fedex field and the washington redskins. the redskins are a great organization and a wonderful community partner, and we look forward to the region celebrating a victory at tomorrow's game. some fans stopped at random today had these comments. >> fedex field was an elephant the day they broke ground on it. the nation's team should be in the nation's capital. >> i think that's where they should be. they're th
CBS
Aug 8, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. >>> we begin with breaking news. a fire that ripped through a prince george's county house today has now taken a life. fire officials confirm a 5-year-old girl who was rescued from the burning home has nonetheless died. that fire broke out about 4:30 this afternoon in the 6300-block of carington court. that's where we find ken. >> reporter: what a heart-breaking story this one is. the 5-year-old girl is one of three people that had to be rescued from this house that was on fire. you can see investigators still inside there right now combing through what's left, looking for clues. trying to figure out what caused this in the first place. the other two that were inside were her 24-year-old father and her 15-year-old teen uncle. both of them tonight are said to be in critical condition. >> for something like this to happen is eating me up. >> reporter: this man grew up in the house that now sits chared and in ruins. his cousins are the victims. >> i just feel real bad. i really do. >> reporter: sadly late wednesday evening pre george's county officials confirmed the 5-year-old girl
CBS
Aug 24, 2012 1:35am EDT
, kill yourself. >>> certainly no explanation. tonight the only thing prince george's county has is a qwest for a murderer. our ken molestina is live at police headquarters where we can only hope that someone out there is beginning to make sense of all of this. ken. >> reporter: that's exactly right. that is te hope police reaching out to anybody that may have any information. they want you to call them and help you with a tip to close a case. a 17-year-old amber stanley was gunned down in her own bedroom. earlier tonight, i spoke to her sister who was do distraught to go on camera but she hopes police get to the bottom of it. right now the killer is on the loose and right now everyone is asking the same question. why. prince george's county police detectives spent the evening passing out flyers in the neighborhood where she was murdered. >> it's a sad reality. >> reporter: those that knew her said she was a standout student. >> very shocking. such a nice young lady. >> reporter: according to prince george's coy police, someone came into her house and shot her multiple times inside he
CBS
Nov 15, 2010 11:00pm EST
>>> a corruption scandal widens in prince george's county. nine new indictments allege drug trafficking, ex torsion and more. >>> and which foods fight cancer. >>> plus the rain is already falling. topper issing tracking it. >>> and the scandal it is deepening. tonight three prince george's county cops are accused of conspiring with criminals. . >> and now a federal grand jury has indicted those officers on ex torsion, drug trafficking and firearms charges. they are richard delabrar, shaun kim and sinka simic. they're linked to john jackson and his wife but they'll not say how. >> six others have also been indicted and tonight searchs have moved to the suspects homes and businesses. tiptop liquor tends to be central of the allegations of transporting and selling alcohol and cigarettes. gary nurenberg is there with the latest. >> reporter: good evening. the high profile owner of tiptop liquors at one point hired one of the police officers as an off duty security guard here and who is accused of conspiring with police to moved that unpacked liquor and tobacco. federal officers
CBS
Aug 8, 2012 1:35am EDT
there is new information tonight with a prince george's county police officer. he is being called a hero from rescuing a 6-year-old girl from a man who kidnapped her and then assaulted her. police say it was the second kidnapping by the same suspect in just last month. >> reporter: it was right around 1 1:30 monday afternoon when prince george's county police officer revis said a frantic father rushed over to him at a store in maryland while the father was shopping and while the officer was working security. >> he couldn't locate his daughter. >> reporter: the father gave him a picture of the girl from his cell phone and after first looking all around the store, he then began a search of the neighborhood. >> i saw small silhouettes. >> reporter: a few minutes later and a few blocks away, he found the little girl in the middle of a park holding hands with her alleged abductor who police say had also sexually assaulted the girl. >> and she seemed very desperate. and the only thing coming out of her mouth was i want my daddy. i want my daddy. >> reporter: according to the police, the s
CBS
Jul 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
george's county. that's still until 1:00 tonight. you see those counties highlighted in yellow. live doppler 9000 hd, baltimore and carroll county, a flash flood warning until 2:00 a.m. here around d.c. we still have a couple thunderstorms, right around woodbridge, just basically south and east of manassas we see a couple of these storms moving basically off to the east. and so we could still see a couple of showers and storms headed out toward clinton. here's a look at the radar and lightning. we saw a lot of lightning with these storms. what we saw is a cold front coming through, clashing with the unstable atmosphere. so we did see some pretty good storms. had quite a few warnings earlier tonight in frederick, prince william as well. here's a look closer in, maybe even around rockville, laurel, fairfax and manassas. this is just round one of severe weather. tomorrow the cold front will actually come farther south, and that could also trigger more severe storms tomorrow afternoon and evening. we'll talk more about that a little bit later. firsti anita and derek, back to you. >>> the
CBS
Aug 21, 2011 11:00pm EDT
birthday remains hospitalized tonight after being caught in the crossfire at a prince george's apartment complex. police are searching for a person of interest who is a nationally recognized boxing star and olympic hopeful. the crime scene is on bright seat road. >> the little boy was in his mother's arms when he was shot. >> reporter: police now believe an 18-year-old may have information about what happened. >> pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop. yeah. >> reporter: the sound of gunfire cut through another summer night. here residents hey it has become -- say it has become routine. the background sound of their daily life. >> we hear it all the time. all the time you hear gunshots, gunshots. >> reporter: but the fact a toddler was caught in the crossfire has really struck a nerve. >> it's just bringing me to tears because he's only 2. he has to deal with this for the rest of his life. >> reporter: prince george's county police are now looking for 18-year-old devon engel matos, a nationally recognized boxer who made it to the junior olympic championships in 2008. police say he is not
CBS
Apr 12, 2012 1:35am EDT
george zimmerman get a fair trial? >>> plus a rude return to chilly weather. topper is tracking when it will warm back up. >>> a quantum leap in the case that is polarized and galvanized the nation for the past six weeks. >> charges against george zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who says he shot and killed trayvon martin in self-defense. we've got team coverage beginning with matt jablow who joins us from the satellite center. >> reporter: derek, few cases in recent years have provoked as much emotion, and today was perhaps the most emotional of all. for six weeks now trayvon martin's family, friends, and supporters across the country have been calling for george zimmerman to be charged with murder. today they got their wish. >> it feels good to know that he's off the street. >> reporter: speaking at that time washington convention center tonight martin's parents said their prayers had finally been answered. >> we wanted nothing more, nothing less, just an arrest, and we got it, and i say thank you. thank you lord, thank you jesus. >> this is just the beginning. we've got a lo
CBS
Sep 21, 2011 1:35am EDT
. now, indictments are in. >>> and tonight two prince georges county police officers have been charged with assault for beating up a student. >> the incident last march after students took to the streets celebrating the university of maryland's basketball win over the hated blue devils of duke. this piece of video went viral and it shows the cops kicking and hitting students and add to the outrage, mckenna was later charged with assaulting the police but after this video surfaced those charges were dropped. gary nurenberg is at the scene of the beating with reaction from students to the charges. gary? >> reporter: well derek, the police chief at the time said he was outraged when he saw that tape of the beating along this wall. today a grand jury decided it was criminal. the video is just a chapter in that nights story. some kids seemed so out of control. the police chief at the time called it a "large unruly and destructive mob." >> a lot of the cops just did a lot of things. >> patty sullivan was in the middle of it that night. police made an impression. >> it was ridiculous
CBS
Sep 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
come through the district and prince george's county. now we have showers and storms off to the south of us. you can see we are seeing some light to moderate rain falling around the d.c. area. more heavier stuff is happening around st. charles county, st. mary's and out toward the eastern shore. out toward north beach and plum point, you're getting hammered with really good rainfall right now. the doppler is showing quite a bit of lightning strikes with these storms, and they came in from the northwest. you can see they're kind of clusteredded east of d.c. take off the lightning and show you some of the heavier rain falling toward waldorf, honey town, alexandria getting light rain as of right now as well. temperatures are cooling down a little bit, but still muggy out there. 74 degrees in downtown. leesburg, manassas, 79. fredericksburg, lower 80s. annapolis, you cooled down to 79. so still fairly warm out there. what can you expect tomorrow as you're waking up for your sunday? a mild start. temperatures bottoming out only in the 70s. a chance of showers late in the morning. by the af
CBS
Feb 8, 2012 1:35am EST
captured an encounter between prince george's county police and a 19-year-old robbery suspect has resulted in two officers being suspended from the force and facing possible criminal charges. matt jablow joins us live to explain. >> reporter: derek, there are two very different stories about what happened and tonight the prince george's county police department says two of the officers have some serious explaining to do. >> the story began around 9:30 friday night when two prince george's county police officers approached 19-year-old ryan dorm, a young man whom the officers said they suspected was about to rob a gas station on rhode island avenue. according to the officers, while struggling with dorm, one of the officers guns went off, though nobody was hit. dorm was arrest and a kudzed of trying to -- accused of trying to grab the officer's gun. they say something about the story just never added up. >> it really didn't make up. it just didn't make sense. >> reporter: and the police department's new inspector general now apparently agrees. >> we have an internal investigation. >>
CBS
Dec 24, 2009 11:00pm EST
hash. >>> from supports machine to his interviews, george michael made the big stories in sports even bigger. tonight, he is the big story as we mourn the loss of a washington legend. michael died this morning of leukemia. 9 news now sports director joins me now. >> for guys who do what i do, he was a pioneer and will be remembered as such. georgia michael was what all of us in this business aspire to be, entertaining, provocative, informative and smart. he was in a word original, and he was washington's original. and tonight, the king, as he was known, is gone. >> this is my life. this ain't no hobby, baby. >> reporter: he was part show man, part reporter, part carnival barker, and for 27 years he was a must-watch for sports fans in washington, because he had the best sources, the most toys and an uncanny knack for making everything he said sound important. >> now, here's a story you must pay attention to. it could be wrestling or it could be the redskins. >> he would look into the camera and say, i want to tell you folks. and you would sit back and listen. >> reporter: michael's spo
CBS
Feb 11, 2012 11:00pm EST
mortgage settlement plan approved this week. most of the state's foreclosures located in prince georges and baltimore counties. >> it's terrific that we're able to actually help people with the settlement. this isn't going to solve everyone's problems. but it is a step toward helping people. >> the mortgage settlement program is just getting started, but is expected to run for the next three years. >> one of the world's best selling artists for more than a decade. grammy award winner, whitney houston is dead at the age of 48. she died while a guest at the beverly hilton hotel. outside the beverly hills hilton in los angeles. what is the latest tonight? >> reporter: bruce, good evening to you. as you mentioned on the eve of one of the the biggest nights in music. whitney houston, a six-time grammy award winner herself is dead at the age of 48. we spoke to lieutenant with the beverly hills police department who said it was hotel staff who called 911 early this afternoon after being notified by someone in whitney's party that something was wrong. she was supposed to attend a pregrammy party. i
CBS
Mar 15, 2010 11:00pm EDT
picked up doris logon at her home. but her family refused to let her go to george washington hospital. last friday after a trip to the emergency room due to her diabetes, the hospital discharged the dementia patient alone and wearing only an open hospital gown and slippers. >> when i asked the lady where is my mom, she is like she's not in the system anymore. and i said how could that be. >> they gave her three bus tokens. >> it was very rainy and cold. >> the lady said it's not our responsibility to call anyone when someone is discharged. i said this is not anyone, it's a patient with dementia. >> reporter: for more than four hours the family looked on the streets. >> i couldn't figure out what was going on. >> reporter: meanwhile the mother was taking not one, not two, but three metro buses back to anacostia to an unfamiliar house she had only moved into just two weeks before. remarkably, she made it. cold and confused. >> she was shivering. she wouldn't stop shaking. >> no coat. no socks. no bra. >> if you would ask how would they feel if it was their mom. >> reporter: a s
CBS
Jan 1, 2010 11:00pm EST
courthouse. an inmate using a self-made object to stab the deputy in the face. 30-year-old george phillips was waiting a hearing in a holding cell when he attacked the officer and able to gain control of the deputy's weapon just when embr walked through the door. the 18-year veteran says he heard a scuffle before he entered the room and when he walked in he was shot. >> it is really hard to describe. you feel the pain afterwards but not when it happened no. >> reporter: the bullet grazed his stomach and hit his leg. doctors decided not to remove the remaining bullet and tiffany embry, his wife, says it is amazing how one day later he was able to come back home. >> we haven't had a lot of time to let it absorb. i think everybody has been great as far as coming to visit and calling but we haven't really had any time to ourselves to kind of talk about things and let things kind of sink in. last night was the first opportunity that we had to do that. >> reporter: the first thing the deputy did was to come to the hospital to visit his fellow injured commrads. the other deputy is still
CBS
Oct 19, 2012 11:00pm EDT
george's county. the victim that died was in the car. eight other on the bus have been taken to the hospital but told their injuries are not life-threatening. >>> new information sur rounding the murder of chris stevens the ambassador to libya. documents show stevens had requested more security from the state department weeks before he and three other americans were killed by militants at attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he asked for a extension of personnel and that would be the military security team with expertise in counterterrorism. august2nd stevens asked for body guards saying that the security in libya what violent. the council came under attack september 11th, the new documents will come up monday at president obama and mitt romney square off in the final debate focusing on foreign policy. we are your go to debate station. teaming up with usa today and starting at nine on the website, we will be live blogging about what the candidates say. you can join the conversation via facebook or twitter and on 2 news@11:00, we check the statements with the usa today fact check
CBS
Feb 20, 2011 1:35am EST
for nearly four hours after the fire jumped into the median. prince george's county firefighters were battling that blaze and several others prompting the fire chief to call in every available worker. >>> in clinton, maryland, an entire neighborhood was threatened when flames came too close for comfort on many houses. this happened in wind brook subdivision. the fire damaged 20 structures including at least four homes, some she said and barns. 120 firefighters were called to the scene to contain the flames. fortunately no reports of any injuries. >>> strong winds caused the national christmas tree to come tumbling down across from the white house today. until this morning, that tree had been positioned there since 1978. christmastime, you'll recall, the president flipped a switch and illuminated the 30-foot tall colorado spruce. the 47-year-old tree just couldn't stand up to today's winds. wind caused a house fire in college park also, today. residents managed to get out of their home in the 8400 block of potomac avenue safely. by the time firefighters arrived the structure was h
CBS
Apr 17, 2011 11:00pm EDT
george's police say harry bond shot charles odell smith to death a few blocks from the 20-year-old's home on andean goose way. he reportedly fought with a female officer and attempted to take her gun. officer bond fired his service revolver killing the man. he's been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation. >>> a two-week crack down on bad drivers on the fair banks county park way. 50 means 50 targets aggressive and reckless driving, including drivers who speed and text message, follow other cars too closely or fail to pay attention to the road. police officers and state troopers, some in unmarked vehicles, will be assigned specific areas of the park way until the end of the month. law enforcement officials say they hope the crackdown will cut down on the number of crashes on the park way. >>> new rules tonight aimed at keeping our skies safer after yet another air-traffic controller fell asleep on the job this weekend. the faa and transportation secretary hood have announced that starting tuesday, the government will give the country's 15,000 air-traffic con
CBS
Oct 14, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. >>> firefighters in prince george's county rescued a woman from a burning home this morning. tonight the woman is in critical condition, her home destroyed. surae chinn reports multiple fires kept county firefighters busy all of last night and this morning. . >> you know, we're glad someone got there to get her out in time. >> reporter: smoke poured out of the basement in this home in upper marlboro around 3:00 sunday morning. firefighters found a 50-year- old woman inside. paramedics were able to revive her before taking her to the hospital with severe burns and smoke inhalation. >> i looked out the window and saw all the fire trucks and then i saw the smoke pouring out of her house. that was disturbing. >> reporter: the fire was burning quite awhile before firefighters arrived here and found the woman inside the home. they don't know the cause but do believe it was accidental. they do, however, know the cause of two other fires sunday morning that have them worried. around 1:00 in the morning, a driver on the beltway saw smoke billowing from a home on palco place and college park. the cause, a
CBS
Aug 30, 2009 11:00pm EDT
moorehouse, 9news now and wusa9.com. >> that undergrad student is currently at prince george's hospital. >>> the search is on in montgomery tonight for a hit and run driver thatstru ckan d o ritwst deans.an the women s.rewethn ie were in at the intersection of lacy and capital view. it happened at 10. police are looking for a black toyota or suv or black pickup truck. the grill fell off and was found at the scene. >> the 22-year-old was dragged over 100 feet then run over by the vehicle. >> i just heard a loud bang and i didn't come out right away by the time i came out the one lady was in the middle of the street and the other lady was up against the 25-mile speed limit sign. >> tonight the two hit-and-run victims remaining hospitalized one in intensive care. anyone with information about this case should contact the montgomery police. >>> a maryland community mourning agtea eren ossf tea ll byedki en killed by a suspected drunk driver. the 16-year-old boy died saturday afternoon. the teen was riding his bike on route 108 when he was struck by a nissan altima. the driv of ofth
CBS
Mar 28, 2012 11:00pm EDT
details tonight about the moments right after neighborhood watch captain george zimmerman shot and killed the teenager. >> we can now show you the surveillance video of when he arrived at the police department that night. it was obtained by abc news, and it's from inside what looks like a parking garage at the sanford police department. in the video you can see the police escorting zimmerman out of the cruiser and into the precinct. he is in cuffs the entire time. we're also learning that an initial police report lists the shooting as quote, homicide- negligence and manslaughter- unnecessary killing to prevent landfall acts, end of quote, but zimmerman was never arrested after a state attorney said there wasn't enough evidence. trayvon martin's mom responded on cnn. >> i believe that george zimmerman hunted my son like an animal, tried to detain my son. my son tried to get away, and because he could not detain my son, an altercation ensued, and my son was shot and killed. >> the case is now in the hands of a special prosecutor. investigators are reinterviewing witnesses and examini
CBS
Aug 18, 2009 11:00pm EDT
and the rest of the week coming up. >> thank you. >>> prince george's county public safety employees could be celebrating. a federal judge is ruling against the mandatory furloughs they had to suffer tonight. the county says if it doesn't have any luck with an appeal it may have no choice but to institute massive layoffs instead. digital correspondent andrew stack spoke with the union reps for their reaction. >> reporter: as vice president of local 1619 andrew thought his union had its collective bargaining agreement wrapped up last summer. but then -- >> the county approached us with a dire fiscal emergency. >> reporter: and an order for ten days worth of furloughs for all employees aimed at saving cash strapped prince george's county $17 million. >> the county's position from the get-go last year was that if we didn't furlough employees or we didn't reduce our salaries that they would, in fact, lay off employees. >> reporter: so unionized employees fought back with a suit alleging mandatory furloughs unconstitutional. today nearly a year later the district judge agreed saying "the
CBS
Aug 14, 2012 1:35am EDT
a casino at prince george's harbor. the state senate already approved a version of the bill and the full house of delegates will take on the issue in an unusual summertime special session of the legislature. all of this may leave us wondering, why is maryland obsessed with the gambling issue and why now in the doldrums of summer. scott broom is in national harbor to explain. >> reporter: 2008 was the last time they took on this issue. back then, prince george's county wanted nothing to do with gambling, not here or anywhere else in the county. here now are my top five reasons why things have changed. number five, it's the economy stupid. back in 2008, life was still good. now prince george's county faces big deficits every year. gambling is projected to bring $69 million a year into county coffers. number four, former commity executive jack john sore is gone. he opposed gambling to keep the religious con stumpensy on his -- con stitch understand si -- constituency on his side. also, the voters like it. number two, the competition got tougher. neighbors in west virginia, pennsylvania
CBS
Nov 30, 2010 1:35am EST
totally unacceptable. >> with almost 50 of his officers under investigation, the prince george's county police chief sits down with 9news now and talks about how he plans to fix the problems. >>> this is 9news now. >> and tonight at tyson corner center, shoppers out there trying to find the early holiday deals and then tragedy. a two and a half-year-old girl falls from a walkway. >> right now investigators are trying to figure out exactly what happened. andrea mccarren is on the scene with the latest. >> reporter: that two and a half year girl is now in critical condition after a fall of more than four stories. she somehow tumbled from the walkway that connects the mall to that parking garage behind me. i took a look at the walkway and each side has a tall concrete barrier of four to five feet which would be difficult, if not impossible, for a toddler to scale on her own. >> a child fell from pretty high structure and any time anything potentially life-threatening, we do have our investigators come out and our crime scene detectives. >> reporter: do you know if the toddler was pu
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Sep 2, 2012 1:35am EDT
hill crest heights area of prince george's county. one moment, getting ready for a concert. the next, scores of people are ordered to move out as the storms move in. it all happened today at the maryland state fairgrounds as country music fans gathered for a concert. ken molestina here with those images. >> reporter: officials quickly escorted the crowds away. you'll recall last year a stage collapsed at the indiana state fair during inclement weather and that's exactly what organizers tried to avoid today. the band perry is headlining what was supposed to be a hassle-free, fun-filled evening at the maryland state fair in baltimore county. those plans quickly went south when mother nature began to show her ugly face on the infield racetrack where the stage was set up. concert organizers quickly put the brakes on the show and herded thousands of fans off the grounds into shelters just as the storm was moving in. the rain, wind and lightning tore through the skies above asconcert goers scurried looking for a place to hunker down in. the storm blew through and just as everyone thought t
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Aug 22, 2012 1:35am EDT
killed a young officer on i95 in prince george's county. >> matt jablow joins us now with the details. matt. >> reporter: derek, the primary focus, right now, as it should be, is on the trabl tragedy of the -- terrible tragedy of the officer's death. but they will eventually focus on the difficult lessons learned from the accident that claimed the young officer's life. >> he was going to be the big man on campus one day. >> reporter: police officer adrian morris has been widely described as a courageous and dedicated cop who took great pride in what he did for a living. >> he loved being a policeman. >> reporter: unfortunately, he apparently did not do everything entirely by the books, and it may have cost him his life. according to the prince george's county department for car chases, there are only four things, homicide, non-fatal shootings, armed carjackings and armed robberies. the two men that officer morris was pursuing and apparently should not have been pursuing were suspects from an attempted theft. >> what we're calling it right now was an apparent pursuit. >> report
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Jun 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
through, east of i-95. the heaviest activity right now, right into prince george's county. no severe thunderstorm warnings, no severe tornado warnings either at this hour. we have not been able to say that for quite some time. take a look at the lightning, east of town with the last little batch of rain showers. that's the good news, just a little bit of the leftover showers back to the west, which is light and inconsequential. all the severe weather is now east of town. we'll come back, we'll talk about how much cooler it will be behind the system and take you all the way through the weekend. buildings were damaged, cars flipped over. all from what many were saying was a possible tornado. it sent folks scurrying for safety. scott broom is live for us with some reports on how bad the daniel got. it was a storm with warehouse buildings. the strength to flip a pickup truck. >> i'm not worried about the truck. i'm worried about the building. >> split trees, shattering power lines. leaving the horse trailer offended. >> your mind that this was a tornado? >> yes, no doubt. the thunderstor
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Jan 30, 2011 1:35am EST
fire. in takoma park, kristin fisher, 9news now. >> the female hostage and prince george's county police officer have been released from the hospital tonight but a bank customer who was pistol whipped by the gunman while trying to stop that robbery, that bank customer still hospitalized tonight. >>> the dramatic video from the bank and hostage drama is now posted on our website. you can go to wusa9.com. we have also posted interviews with eyewitnesses and briefings from local police. >>> tonight we know the name of the man who has become the 16th murder victim in prince george's county this year. brandon baswell of southeast washington was shot several times. early times. the 24 year old man died a short time after going to the hospital. >>> cole balderson is on the run tonight. police found his girlfriend, 16- year-old rachel riley at a truck stop. balderson ran away from officers when they tried to approach him. tonight he is missing. tonight both teen's parents are in san antonio. >>> students of north carolina school are offering a reward for information leading to what happen
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Aug 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. prince george's county police are cracking down on prostitutes and their customers. they're targeting hotels in the college park maryland area. armando trull is there tonight. armando, we're hearing in some cases female officers posing as hookers? >> reporter: exactly, bruce. the problem happened along this stretch of u.s. 1. five hotels involved. female officers would post messages on internet websites and then when the johns showed up here, they would get nabbed. they also arrested prostitutes. officers used the more traditional method of having undercover male officers solicit prostitutes. as you said since the sting began on august 1st, 70 people were arrested. let's take a look at some of the pictures that prince george's police posted on their website of folks being arrested. of the 70 arrested, the oldest male customer 64. the youngest prostitute 19. assistant police chief kevin davis says this is a problem that's been going along for years along this stretch of u.s. 1. >> the prostitutes and the johns aren't going away, which now leads us to a place where we want to engage the
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Nov 19, 2010 1:35am EST
george washington university. and gw is not the only campus infested. >> that's right. almost all colleges all over the country has had to deal with bed bugs at one time or another. the problem is, they may not stay on campus. you know students will be flocking home for the holiday next week, so we asked about could those nasty insects perhaps end up on a plane next to you? kind of creepy, huh? here is brittany morehouse with some answers. >> reporter: well, they're not proud to say it, but then again they're not ashamed either. these roommates now joke about getting bitten by bed bugs two years ago as freshman at gw. >> it was my first class of college and i noticed all of these bumps showing up. i was like, oh, my god. >> mine were kind of mild. i know my chem partner had huge welts. >> reporter: they both got them on a field trip before the start of school. it wasn't likely they brought the critters back to their dorms. but the school sprayed their rooms anyway. >> we want to be extra careful because they didn't want an epidemic happening in a freshman dorm. >> reporter: yet ov
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Jun 3, 2011 11:00pm EDT
yet to -- autopsy has yet to confirm that richmond philips walked into a prince george's county police station and talked. >> i will not hear any of the investigation as relates to his statements that were made. >> reporter: philips was charged and is being held without bond. >> we're still investigating this case. it's not done yet. >> reporter: in other wordses, more charges could be coming, particularly after an autopsy provides the cause of death for tattle girl. -- >> for that little girl. >> thanks so much. only 9news was with wynetta and jaylin's family as they got the news of the charges being filed today. it was a shattering experience for a family that has been on edge since she went missing monday night. as scott broom tells us, they suspected philips from the start start. >> reporter: tortured reactions as wynetta's father and mother watched live coverage of the police announcement today that d.c. officer richmond philips was charged with murder. >> they got him. i hope he gets the death penalty. i want him to get the death penalty because he took my baby and my gran
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Jul 9, 2011 1:35am EDT
world! patty: socialsecurity.gov is a website for everybody! george: even teenagers? patty: absolutely! young people can help their grandparents with retiring online or getting extra help with their medicare prescription drug costs! george: so really, everyone, of all ages, should go to socialsecurity.gov. patty: boldly go! . >>> i had very public about cancer and how it helps a lot of people. >> her life was like a novel. her unexpected first lady was followed by a dark battle with cancer and drug addiction. but in the end, she triumphed and inspired millions. now we remember betty ford, dead at 93. >>> this is 9news now. >> and president gerald ford was the no nonsense healer following the nixon resignation and the vietnam war, betty ford will be remembered as a woman with a heck of a personality that was never afraid to show it. betty bloomer ford never expected to become first lady, but she was thrust into the role when richard nixon resigned in disgrace. >> so help me god. >> just weeks after her husband was sworn in as the 38th president of the united states in the wa
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Feb 10, 2011 1:35am EST
suspect after spotting the stolen van in prince georges county. >>> well new york congress member christopher lee resigned tonight after he sent a shirtless picture of himself to a woman he was flirting with on craig's list. >> the married congressman told her he was divorced and the lobbies at last check and gary still has his shirt on as he was preparing our report. gary? >> reporter: i noted no disappointment in your voice but the congressman wanted to get lucky anita, instead, he got caught. >> two constituents in western new york, he presented this image, their 46 year old congressman doing congressional things. to the woman he met online, the married father of one presented this image, shirtless and ready for fun. it started last month when a woman went on craigs list and posted in the woman looking for men category, will some men prove to me not all men look like toads? i promise not to disappoint, signed christopher lee. are you divorced she writes? yes, one child. you? lee responded? she went online and busted him and veteran capital hill reporter dave mcconnell. >> these
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Feb 29, 2012 11:00pm EST
tornadoes. back to you. >> thanks, topper. >>> authorities in prince george's county say last week's blaze in riverdale that injured seven firefighters was no accident. it was intentionally set but what's even more shocking is that it's happened on the same street several times before. ken -- ken molestina is live in the neighborhood. >> reporter: let me show you why neighbors are worried this might happen again. take a look. that's the house where the firefighters were hurt. we know that the arsonist began the fire in the basement. the home directly to the left of it also was set on fire, believed to have been the work of the same arsonist. >> attention all units, 6334, 57th avenue. he vac you wait the building. >> reporter: it was the last command firefighters heard before they were overcome by a fireball and sent to the hospital. now we're learning the fire was the work of an arsonist. >> this cowardly crime is unconscionable to me. >> reporter: fire officials are talking tough and vowing to find whoever did this. >> i want to say to those who are responsible, that you can be assured th
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Apr 8, 2012 1:35am EDT
prince george's county. tonight police are calling it a homicide. police received a call just after 7:00 this morning to check on an incident in the 7300 block of webster turn. that's in fort washington. when officers arrived, they found an adult male lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. he was free announced dead at the scene. one nearby resident's mother heard a commotion early this morning. >> we heard the alarm on the car going off. it's a very quiet neighborhood. i've lived out here for years and nothing like this has ever happened. >> looks as though it's a close- knit community. we're hoping if anyone saw or heard anything suspicious, to please contact the prince george's county police department or utilize our crime service line where they'll be able to remain anonymous. >> the victim's identity has not been released and detectives are still trying to determine who shot the man and why. >>> now for the latest on the navy jet that crashed into an apartment complex in virginia beach. the commander of u.s. fleet forces tonight calls it an amazing miracle that nobod
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