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out that in their opinion, they abused their power. reginald baker and james harrison each accused of beating university of maryland student john mckenna during a riot situation after maryland beat duke in basketball back on march 3, 2010. today was harrison's turn to take the stand in his own defense, like baker did on wednesday. harrison told a court he ran to assist baker, who is dealing with mckenna, trying to get hold of the situation. both men claim that mckenna had startled the mounted officers wars and was the aggressor. harrison said he swung at mckenna seven-eight times and struck the pavement himself of doing so. he said he swung so many times because mccann of refused to drop his cellphone and show his hands. the police department launched an internal investigation into
the beating and said he initially lied, saying he had nothing to do with it, but then recanted his story a few days later. >> the state is still in the process of calling rebuttal witnesses but the jury is expected to get the case sometime tomorrow. again, the two officers are accused with second-degree assault and misconduct. the judge dropped the most serious charge of first-degree assault. lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news. >> breaking news from the office of the state's attorney general. two men have been charged with second-degree assault for allegedly assailing a suspect in police custody on october 27. officer saw him engaged in suspected drug activity.
we'll have more throughout the hour. >> some breaking news from prince george's county. a serious police involved accident in the clinton area. happened just after 3:00. injuries to the officer are described as critical. she had been taken to a hospital for treatment. stay with us for any new developments in this case. >> the man accused of killing his grandparents in their pikesville home with a pair of dumbbells and i've is back in baltimore county tonight. 31-year-old matthew long is now in custody at the baltimore county detention center. police confirmed he has been extradited from oklahoma where he was found days after the slaying. he faces two counts of first- degree murder. they were discovered in their home by a neighbor checking on them last month. police in howard county said an unknown man has been secretly taping women inside their home in ellicott city for the past four months.
they have the video footage to prove it. authorities are now reviewing the video, which captures the unidentified man setting up his camera in the bedroom of two women in their 20s. it is unclear how he got into the home, but you can see him re-entering the location multiple times to move the camera to other parts of the condo like the bathroom and the other victims bedroom. detectives were alerted to the situation. the recordings can be traced back to june. authorities are asking anyone who recognizes the man in the video to contact them. he can face a number of charges including breaking and entering and videotaping a person without their consent. >> a violation of privacy. mta is now recording conversations between bus drivers and passengers in an effort to crack down on crime. the agency says the number will expand to half its fleet by next summer.
the video cameras already exist on all the buses but they don't have the ability to record audio as well. members of the aclu are raising a red flag that people should not have to sacrifice privacy when they get on a bus. officials say they have consulted with the attorney general's office and it does not fall under maryland's wiretapping law. >> this is in no way an effort to infringe on anyone's privacy. no one will be sitting in a room listening to conversations. we will only pull the tape and then there is an incident or accident on our system. but there are already signs on buses that tell writers they are being recorded. state lawmakers that it can expect the general assembly to set standards for oversight and accountability. >> now to our commitment 2012 report. as the nation enters the final stretch in the race for november, with 18 days remaining
until election day, there is a lot on the line. barry simms -- we began with steve handelsman in washington on how the presidential candidates are upping the ante when it comes to winning the race for the female vote. >> how to win women is complicated for both sides. it is about jobs and opportunities and respect and reproductive rights. president obama went to new hampshire, another swing states, where he has lost the lead, with time running out. the president's figures a key to a comeback as women. in the second day tuesday, mitt romney boasted he had asked the help of women's groups to staff his massachusetts governor's office. >> they brought us more -- hold binders full of women.
>> that, said president obama today, is the difference between him and governor romney. >> we don't have to order of binders to find qualified, talented, driven young women. governor romney still won't say whether or not he supported the law to protect their rights. >> ann romney went on "the view ." >> inouye add targets women reject a new ad targets women and reproductive rights. >> bruce springsteen sanford president obama and ohio -- sang before president obama in ohio. in the last debate, mitt romney
claims 580,000 women lost their jobs in the past four years. today, government statistics put that number far lower, 83,000 from the first full month after barack obama took office. women were hit no harder than men. steve handelsman, wbal-tv 11 news. >> no doubt you have seen the television ads, maryland ministers proclaiming their support for the civil marriage protection act. they announce one that will be voting yes for question 6. gary sims continues our commitment 2012 coverage. >> ministers, rabbis, and other members of the car together today about the question of religious freedom and what it means to be an american. men and women from multiple the nomination spoke on the steps outside the cathedral of the incarnation in north baltimore
this morning to show there is unified support for question 6. those who spoke today say while the have varying religious views, they believe the question of marriage equality should be more of a social issue. >> we are one nation, under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. we cannot live up to that great declaration if we cannot affirm marriage equality. it is at that point that we really become hypocrites of our own moral compass as a nation. >> they don't want to change society. they want to change their facebook status. or check the box that says married. we all have a right to disagree, but being an american, i believe is about making more relief for others, not less, even if it
makes us a little uncomfortable at times. >> maryland voters will have the final say on november 6. the same sex marriage issues making headlines coast to coast. a federal appeals scope -- buckfield -- a federal appeals court in york became the second to strike it down. the issue is expected to be decided by the u.s. supreme court. barry simms, wbal-tv 11 news. >> we have seen some cloudiness move into the area this afternoon. eventually the clouds and mild temperatures will lead to a chance for some almost springlike weather, with showers and storms. almost into garrett county at this hour. the lightning is accompanied by some showers and downpours in parts of west virginia and western pennsylvania, and about
to get into western maryland. it will gradually move in our direction during the overnight and the day tomorrow. we will track that slow-moving storm and see the prospects for some rain in the forecast and a couple of minutes. >> the linebackers latest tweet that has a lot of people talking about it, and it centers on a weekend shooting. ♪
>> it is the great southeast shakeout, and perhaps you are your kids took part in today's earthquake drill. after the 2011 earthquake, today's drill is something local schools are taking much more seriously. >> this morning there was a special drill here at thomas johnson elementary and middle school. with the number of earthquakes on the east coast and the south increasing in the past few years, the mayor's office of emergency management loyd to make sure school children knew what to do in the event of an earthquake here. >> it is important that schools
are aware of the emergency protocols in terms of how to react when a crisis happens. >> i never thought we would have an earthquake and we had won a little over a year ago, so it is important to have this. >> there'll be an announcement on the intercom that tells you that the drill is starting. >> dana dodd rehearsed with her third grade students what to do when the earthquake drill started. then at 10:18 this morning, it happened. >> right now, drop, cover, and hold on. take cover under something sturdy to protect yourself from of dix that may be thrown across the room. if you cannot get under something, protect your head and neck with your arms. >> when these simulated shaking
stopped, the students evaluated the school as they would in an emergency. >> it is very important. there has been an increase in earthquake on the east coast and it is very important that students know exactly what to do in an earthquake. this will translate to what the students are doing at home during an earthquake. we try to teach them what they should do at school, at home, or if they happen to be outside during an earthquake. >> of frederick county man was injured when police say he was shot accidentally by his 12- year-old son. it happened in northern frederick county some time yesterday morning. police said the father and son were shooting a 22 rifle when one of the boys shots ricocheted off a truck and hit his dad in the chest. the man was blown to the hospital. no charges are expected to be filed. >> this time tackling the issue
of gun control. he said baltimore is a violent city. his twitter timeline is full of references to the need for stricter gun laws. the team has no comment on the issue. >> another person has died from fungal meningitis tonight, and doctors at johns hopkins are sharing their rapid, frightening deterioration of one other patients from meningitis. the patient went to the emergency room with severe headaches a week ago after receiving one steroid shot in her neck. 10 days later they found evidence of the fungus, and by then it was too late.
doctors say this fungus is the cause of most of the 250 four meningitis cases. there is a new tool teaching us more about how the brain heals from dramatic injury. is called cyber tracking. is being used to help car crash survivors and injured soldiers coming home from war now. it breaks it down to the individual fiber and tracks how the fibers are connected. many times those connections can heal on their own, but this way doctors can track and athletes recovery for a much longer time. it gives you a picture of your brains overall structure. >> everything structurally looks normal, but if you look at the fiber track, it does have
asymmetry. >> again she could say it's bringing complicated brain injuries into high-definition for doctors. wiley, the cdc is reviewing its warning about kids in those brightly colored laundry detergent pods. within 1000 cases of children eating those capsules. the majority of the cases involve children 5 and younger. the pods are designed to is all very quickly and they contain highly concentrated detergents. ingesting them can cause vomiting, drowning, and other serious problems breathing. >> now, your insta-weather forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> temperatures running little above normal today. a little humid, and it could lead to showers and scattered thunderstorms over night. right now, 71 degrees in downtown baltimore. mostly in the mid to upper 60's in baltimore. a little cooler up near the pennsylvania line and into southern pennsylvania.
64 on the boardwalk at ocean city. that band of showers and storms coming out of pittsburg for oakland and deep creek lake will continue to make progress over the course of the next several hours, pushing into baltimore overnight and bringing the chance for a thunderstorm. that line getting into western frederick county at 1:00 a.m., showers indicated by the futurecast covering most of the lower eastern shore. the line pushes them toward baltimore as we head into friday's rush-hour and it could slow things down early in the morning on friday with some heavy downpours. clouds tonight, the chance for a shower or thunderstorm, the love tonight 53-60. downtown baltimore may not get below 60 degrees tonight. the clouds sitting out over the great lakes.
since the low is way down here in the front is stretching out ahead of it, it is a slow-moving cold front that will get to us and gradually move off the coast in the afternoon tomorrow. probably will not clear the region until sometime late saturday. it is a very slow system, a couple of days of unsettled weather. by midday tomorrow, the skies are beginning to clear from baltimore west. it should be relatively mild afternoon tomorrow. maybe a few spotty showers saturday afternoon. high pressure slowly taking hold with lots of sunshine for sunday. or the day tomorrow, temperatures above normal, 73- 78. showers in the morning giving way to afternoon sun and wind from the south at 10-15 miles an hour. a small craft advisory is up tomorrow, 1-2 foot waves on the open waters of the bay.
and western maryland, the shows are just about there. that will likely see some sunshine tomorrow. on saturday, just 47 near deep creek lake with the risk of a shower. eastern for, chance of a thunderstorm tomorrow as the front makes its way through in the morning, then lots of sunshine for the weekend. show hours and storms coming in tonight, lingering into tomorrow, but it should clear up nicely for the week in down at the beach. baltimore, 30% chance of some rain tonight and a 20% chance of a shower popping up saturday evening. a beautiful looking sunday and monday. for most of next week, highs are back in the 70's. >> files kept secret by the boy scouts of america are finally revealed after two years. >> 15,000 pages of documents about men inside the organization suspected of child abuse. >> at least one maryland
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exit at least one maryland college has found a way to connect with veterans on campus to complete their education. >> it is a new program called vital. tim tooten joins us in the studio with that story. >> it is helping more than 1000 veterans at community colleges in baltimore county. the have at least one thing in common, that's all serve their country in the military. between classes, tucked away in the corner of the campus, you will find many of them at the veterans service center, helping each other get preschool. -- helping each other get through school. >> it has been a great help and a great relief. next to help them make the
transition to higher education, the academic leadership program is now offering them psychological help on campus. it is an effort that has been eight months in the making. >> seven months ago, the va middle healthcare system contacted me and ask if we would be interested in helping partners with them and we said absolutely. >> so far it has been exactly what veterans say they needed to do their personal best. >> we actually had be a representation here on campus. they help with issues that veterans might encounter with education benefits, and also provide assistance and direction. >> it is nice to have someone understand where you are coming from. there really is important to us. >> that is what has held the program make the difference in closing ranks between the
battlefield and the books, while at the same time, helping them build new relationships. >> this is so wonderful. i cannot tell you how many positive things i have heard from them. >> the same program is in place for veterans at towson university. >> how much money did dozens of tall ships and naval matter and bring to baltimore? >> the impact of this summer's star-spangled sailabration, and the results just may surprise you. hundred and eighty million dollars for maryland schools. that's a lot of money. my classroom. games and a new casino for maryland. million more for education every year. the money goes where it's supposed to. it's the law. this is about our kids. this is about better schools. seven. i'm voting for question seven. i'm voting for question seven.
>> live, local, late-breaking. you are watching wbal-tv 11 news at 5:00 p.m. with stan stovall, donna hamilton, and your forecast with tom tasselmyer. wbal-tv 11 news at 5:00 p.m. continues now. >> the star-spangled sailabration numbers are in, and there is reason to celebrate. a record number of visitors, 1.5 million people turned out for the event. >> to give you a small comparison, last weekend's -- last month's ran for each generated only $47 million.
>> very good numbers. in addition to that, where the most tangible -- tangible elements was the opportunity does showcase baltimore as a destination location. it drew 1.5 million visitors, more than a quarter million toward the tall ships and navy vessel docked at the inner harbor, 65,000 people went to fort mchenry. 15,000 people viewed it the blue angels and the been generated $166 million in economic impact. local business volume was increased by 97%. this is a great opportunity for us to highlight a very significant part of the united states history that occurred in baltimore. next year it will look at all the different skirmishes and little events that occurred at 600 locations in the state of
maryland, and will conclude in the third year with the story of the star spangled banner, our national anthem, as well. it shows us off as a great destination location. >> the numbers keep getting better. the state of maryland got $5.70 million in tax revenue. the city of baltimore gained $1.50 million in tax revenues. >> a report goes into a lot of detail about how much money the state was able to generate. >> don fry said the star- spangled sailabration cost $4.8 million and to get $1.66 million back, means that for every dollar spent, there is a $35 return. >> here's a look at some of our other top stories at this hour. the defense has rested in the
trial of two prince george's county officers accused of beating a unique -- being a university of maryland student. officer james harrison and reginald baker are pressing charges of misconduct in office. they allegedly struck john mckenna at least 12 times with batons during a rowdy student celebration back in 2010. the most serious charges were dismissed yesterday. police say they now know who killed a man in a bar back in july, they just don't know where he is. 25-year-old carol anderson is the suspect in the murder of their gamble. police say anderson shot and killed a gamble back on july 8. gamble was found inside a vehicle in the parking lot at the bar. anyone with the information on anderson's whereabouts should
call police. police in howard county say a man who had recorded himself committing a crime. they are searching for a mysterious peeping tom seen in this video setting up that be the setting up a camera at the home of two women in ellicott city. he has been recording the women in their bedrooms and bathrooms since june. is not clear how to gain access to the condo, but he has seen multiple times resetting the camera. >> after a long and very heated court battle this afternoon, thousands of files from the boy scouts of america were made public. documents outlined decades of abuse by some scout leaders. jay gray has more on what is inside the so-called perversion files. >> these documents have been hidden from the public for decades, just like so many of the horrific crimes outlined in the nearly 15,000 pages here. but today they are being revealed.
>> these are files that document the history of allegations of abuse in scouting and how the boys got responded to those allegations. the boy scouts of america plot to keep the files private, arguing that it encourages more whistle blowers to come forth as victims. an assistant scoutmaster was convicted of abuse. >> you do not get to keep secrets about hidden dangers to children, in a conversation. >> attorneys to have reviewed the documents say they show a pattern of molestation. >> for us, it represents the pain and anguish of thousands of untold scalps. >> often carried out by single men in their 30's and '40's who spent a lot of one-on-one time with potential victims. many of them considered some of the best in their regions. cracks in the past we did not do
as good a job as we should have, and we are sorry for that. >> they are quick to point out that the times and the focus on safety has changed dramatically now. >> we have been leaders in youth protection. >> for many, the concern continues to be what could be going on in their own backyard. jay gray, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the files released today were only those used as evidence in the deal with cases from 1965- 1985. lawyers are pushing for the boy scouts to reduce all of the documents and have to make more of the information public. >> that is really a shocking story. new details tonight on the bangladesh man in a terrorist scheme in new york.
teacher: this is west virginia, pennsylvania, delaware. and this is maryland. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million gaming at casinos in these other states. question seven will build a new casino and bring table games to baltimore... generating hundreds of millions for schools. and that money has to go to education. it's the law. so vote for question seven. so we can stop spending all that money here, and keep maryland money in classrooms like mine.
as a pastor, my support for question 6 is rooted in my belief that the government should treat everyone equally. i wouldn't want someone denying my rights based upon their religious views, so i shouldn't deny others based upon mine. it's about fairness. i support this law because it doesn't force any church to perform a same sex marriage if it's against their beliefs. and that's what this is about. protecting religious freedom and all marylanders equally under the law. join me in voting for question 6.
>> the virginia state health commissioner has to step down from our position over controversial new abortion clinic regulations that require the states existing abortion clinics to be treated like newly constructed hospitals. she has held the position since 2008. >> law enforcement officials say the bangladeshi man who is accused of trying to bomb the federal reserve building yesterday had different targets in mind. wednesday morning, the suspect was arrested. he was at the center of an elaborate fbi sting. federal officials say the 21- year-old had previously
considering targeting president obama and the new york stock exchange, but it never really got beyond the discussion stage. he arrived in january on a student visa, studying for one semester in missouri. >> the new un-arab league peace on voices calling for a cease- fire in syria, one -- it has become a raging civil war that has been going on for 20 months. some of the worst fighting has occurred in recent weeks. iran, turkey, and the arab league have signed on to the deal but syrian forces have yet to agree. >> a four-day cease-fire has been proposed for next week. >> it will allow us to build a real truce, holding all fire and
help the syrian solve their problem and help them rebuild the syria they dream of. >> it is estimated that more than 30,000 people have been killed. >> it is true the end of an era. after 80 years, "newsweek said it plans to stop publishing imprint. the weekly magazine will be on line only starting in 2013. it will be a single, world wide edition that requires a paid subscription, and will also be available for tablets and e- raders. >> a home up in flames in prince george's county, with a three- rowe boy sleeping inside. >> but he is alive and well tonight. why his mom is banking and nearby utility worker, up next. >> meteorologist have released their predictions for precipitation this winter. how much they are calling for in
ben's protected our medicare and veterans' benefits. and he's helping my 13 grandchildren afford college. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i'm honored to approve this message. x bringing out the big guns. the hot shots campaigning for obama and mitt romney. why these kids were ordered to get under their desks and hold on tight, and a major economic impact in baltimore city. impact in baltimore city. those as a pastor, my support for question 6 is rooted in my belief that the government should treat everyone equally. i would not want someone denying my rights based upon their religious views, therefore i should not deny others based upon mine. it's about fairness. this law does not force any church to perform a same sex marriage if it's against their beliefs.
>> we now have a better idea of what kind of winter to expect. the annual winter out what has been announced. what does it mean for the mid- atlantic region? more of what the national oceanic and atmospheric administration has predicted for the coming months. >> whether the northeast will be covered by snow storms like this one, or enjoy a mild winter, is anyone's guess. >> the same probability of it being above-average or being below average. >> meteorologist have been counting on el nino to develop and bring more precipitation this winter. >> we don't know what happened, to be honest. >> parts of the southeast, specifically florida, will likely be cooler and wetter. >> we don't see a signal towards a wet winter coming up for those regions. what's more than 800
meteorologist studying forecast models made those predictions possible. they are all housed in this new facility in maryland. the prediction center does held its grand opening this month. from the tornadoes that leveled homes in the central and southern plains this spring, to hurricane isaac that left parts of louisiana underwater. these meteorologist were watching and ready to act. >> the desks that are located here, we have to be able to back them up instantly. >> always making predictions about the climate to keep the nation ready and informed. >> how much faith do you put in this? >> the current signal we have, nothing is clear, so there are
equal chances of anything. >> it could happen, but it might not. >> we will probably see a pattern forming the next couple of weeks that will give us a better signal of what will happen. we have not had a big winter here since that really big one. >> some of us are trying to bring it on. certainly no snow in the forecast today. a little warmer than normal, 69 degrees at bwi marshall. the average today is 66. the lowest one on target is 44 and a record low in 1982. the warmest it has never been on october 18, 82 degrees in 1945. that is a pretty good indication we are getting deeper into fall when the record high of the day is only in the low 80's. there is some rain on the way, but for the month, we are over a
half inch below normal. at the airport, exactly right on the bottom, it is brought on the button. there is a rain coming in, some of that heavy and some of its severe with this line of thunderstorms cutting across central and west virginia. we may see a few spotty showers here in the next two hours or so as the main backer of rain is back in the mountains. it does not reach the bay until after midnight. it will start to bear down on baltimore before four o'clock in the morning. it looks like the worst of the weather will come through for the friday morning rush hour. unusually mild for this time of year with close from 53-60. high pressure is off the coast, this world clouds is low pressure in the northern lakes. it is drawing more air from the
eastern seaboard. it made locally on the back side of this storm system, but first the front has to move through, and that line happen until sometime tomorrow morning. i think we will get some sunshine here tomorrow afternoon. the western part of the storm is the cool part. that starts to move east of the mountains saturday afternoon. one latch -- one last chance for a brief shower saturday afternoon and then the cooler weather comes in saturday night into sunday. the forecast tomorrow, 73-78 degrees. once the showers move out, the charlotte -- the breeze will warm things up. in the western maryland mountains, the showers are just about there now. tomorrow the western part of the system comes in with cool, unsettled weather for the weekend. on the eastern shore, a shot or thunderstorm late tonight and tomorrow, then clearing up for the weekend.
it will clear up tomorrow evening and then saturday and sunday look beautiful down at ocean city. brown baltimore, a 30% chance of showers in the morning tomorrow, then clearing. a beautiful finish to the weekend, sunny skies on sunday and still mostly sunny on monday. >> a discouraging snapshot on the cost of college in student debt. a new report from institute for college access and success shows two-thirds of the national college class of 2011 finished school with loan debt. they owe an average of $26,600, about 5% from the last four years. nearly 10% of boards are using federal student loans. the costs keep going up this
week. the harvard community college voted to raise tuition by $5 per credit hour next year with another $5 increase coming in 2015. the first increase will go into effect july 1. this is the third $5 increase approved since 2010. restaurants all of the country are getting a taste of the midwest drought, driving up prices for a lot of our favorite foods. many restaurants are eating the cost runout, no pun intended. the food industry says the worst is yet to come. in the meantime, restaurants are doing everything they can to keep customers happy. >> we have tried to keep our basic prices the same. >> analysts expect food costs to rise by as much as 20% by the end of the year.
american airlines is hiring 1500 flight attendants starting next month, with training beginning in january. more than 2200 flight attendants took $40,000 buyout opportunities to leave the country. >> a mother in prince george's county is calling some quick thinking petco workers a godsend tonight for saving the life of her 3-rolled son. they were working on electrical lines when they heard the smoke alarm goes off inside. the homeowner was taking her kids to the bus stop and had left her 3-year-old son sleeping inside. >> the smoke was very thick. going into the kitchen area, you cannot see anything. all i saw was flames, we put it out, i came back and all i saw
was the flames getting bigger. >> the crew probably prevent a terrible tragedy. it is not clear yet how the fire started. bruce springsteen is making his 2012 campaign trail along side president barack obama. republican mitt romney is also using some stark power to appeal to voters. we will have the details new at 6:00. >> there is something fishy going on down here in downtown baltimore.
it's heavy lifting. you start with a democratic senator named ben. by getting bwi-marshall funding for new runways, he's helping us serve 21 million passengers a year, which helps keep 100,000 jobs that depend on the airport, and that means more cargo for more businesses and more skycaps unloading more taxis... welcome to bwi. ...carrying families with more luggage. thanks. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approve this message.
>> get ready for the first ever gefilte fest this weekend. >> jennifer franciotti has that story. >> every summer -- the jewish museum is doubling its hours and adding new tours and new programs. >> we are having an all-day festival around the humble fish. >> not just any fish, the gefilte fish. is described as a combo of various whitefishes. >> it is just mild fish is that
are chopped up. that will be do we doing something along the lines of fish art. >> they will have bay gefilte fish throw down. >> you can explore the nation's third oldest synagogue that dates back to 1845. you can visit the two main exhibits. chosen food is a temporary display of jewish-american culture and cuisine. the executive director says the museum is a treasure. >> the stories that we tell about forming religious communities, etc., applies across the spectrum. >> the event is free and starts
at 10:00 a.m.. >> i cannot imagine something more entertaining or ridiculous. >> they are looking for the best recipe. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> that is all for us at 5:00. >> here is what is coming of new at 6:00. >> with less than three weeks to go until the election, the candidates bring out the big guns. that is coming up. >> the judge presiding over the case of too d.c. county officers accused of beating a university of maryland student makes a startling revelation behind closed doors. >> the celebration numbers are in, and organizers say they are fantastic. the city may want to do this every year. details are ahead. >> live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news at 6:00 p.m.
>> are big story it 6:00, just two days after mitt romney and president obama went after each other in the second debate, they are sharing the stage again tonight. >> this stage is for a little comic relief. nikole killion finds that is not the only entertainment today on the trail. >> both candidates are offering up last night at a charity gala but they are not the only ones in the spotlight. >> i get to speak after president clinton. that is like going on after elvis here. >> bruce springsteen endorses president obama in the form of a new tune. >> i cannot think of another word to rhyme with obama, so that with the end of it. >> former president clinton chimed in on back up. chimed in on back up. >> the