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>> they consider the wording politically powerful. >> i think it is strong. the commission would have to take it seriously based on the decision of the voters in the county. >> do they follow the spirit of intent or act in the best interest of the state as the law allows? what happens to table gains and tax breaks for casino operators? >> table games in the existing casinos and the tax breaks will not come in. >> apoll finds the 2% support expanded game. prince george's voters may not have the last word. >> an important factor is people are tired of seeing the ads.
the tendency is going to be to vote no. >> the voters will be able to weigh in with early voting october 26. >> president obama and mitt romney are campaigning in key swing states before the prepare for the final debate. that debate takes place monday night in the battleground state of florida. sally kidd continues our commitment 2012 coverage from washington. >> mitt romney is already in florida. the president is focusing on virginia. >> i think it is called romneysia. >> president obama blasted mitt romney as a serial flip-flop per. >> if you come down with a case of romneysia, here is the good news.
obamacare covers pre-existing conditions. >> mitt romney will be rallying voters in florida on friday evening. the campaign released a new ad saying the country needs new leadership. paul ryan touted mitt romney's plant at a roundtable. >> we want to make it easier for entrepreneurs to get capital and compete. paul ryan accused the president of stonewalling and misleading the public about the attack on u.s. consulate in libya. a new poll shows mitt romney leading the president by 7 points. >> that poll appears to be an outlier. most other polls showed a much closer. this race is decided in the electoral college. people are looking at the swing staples. >> mitt romney will be staying in florida through the weekend
to prepare for the monday debate. the president is heading to camp david to do his debate preparation there. >> we invite you to read up on all of the referendum questions using our new election 2012 smartphone app. you can also keep up with the presidential campaigns. >> some good news on the jobs front in maryland. the labor department reports the state added 9800 jobs in september. that dropped the unemployment rate to 6.9%. 4100 jobs were added in the professional and business services area. the state also saw gains in transportation, warehousing, utilities, education, and health care. maryland is one of 40 states that saw a drop in the unemployment rate last month. >> the fate of two officers accused of beating a university
of maryland college park student lies in the hands of the jury. lowell melser joins us live from upper marlborough with more on the proceedings. >> closing arguments to much of the day. the jury got the case around 3:00 this afternoon. they have been deliberating for about three hours. the jury has made two requests. the most important being to see the videotape of the beating. reginald baker and james harrison are the two officers facing second-degree assault and misconduct charges. they're waiting on the verdict. the case narrowly avoided a mistral after it was revealed the judge was previously married to a p.g. county officer convicted of using excessive force. they are accused of abusing their power when they beat the university of maryland student during a riot situation on march 3 of 2010. the incident was caught on video
from a student in a nearby apartment building. throughout the trial, both men took the witness stand to tell their side of the story claiming mckenna was the aggressor and startled a mounted horse. batons. him with their the attorneys emphasized their clients were doing what they could to diffuse a dangerous situation. prosecutors claimed the man overreacted and the video showed the officers continued to beat on mckenna even though he was on the ground and not fighting back. prosecutors questioned harrison's integrity pointing out he initially lied to investigators claiming he had nothing to do with it and later recanted his story. he said the request made by the jury was to order pizza, meeting
deliberations will continue into the evening. the officers are facing charges of second-degree assault and misconduct. i am lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a 21-year-old anne arundel county man faces counts of animal cruelty. animal control officers retrieved a number of dogs, cats, and exotic pets from the pasadena home of shane taylor. many of the animals were without adequate food and water. some had died. he denies the charges and insists he provided appropriate care. his curly on $10,000 bond. howard county -- he is currently out on to a dozen or bond. michael stephen mckenny faces burglary and videotaping without consent charges. 11 news show the video yesterday. investigators say he used hidden cameras to secretly record two women inside the home.
detectives believe he knew the victims and had stolen and copied the key to their condominium. they say he entered it several times beginning in june. authorities are working to notify two other women recorded in a separate incident. they're looking into whether other victims may have been videotaped. he is being held on bond. >> thousands of files outlining decades of abuse revealed some of the alleged cases reportedly took place in maryland. they include locations in baltimore, frederick, and others. the boy scouts' national office released a statement acknowledging past responses were not always appropriate. the organization says it is committed to protecting boys from abuse. experts suggest parents should stay engaged in a children's activities. >> it is beginning a dialogue to figure out what is going on.
you know who you trust with your kids. >> experts warn parents to be mindful of anyone who wants to have time outside of the regular program time with children. >> one year after the murder of a 21-year-old man, his family is offering a $10,000 reward to find his killer. baltimore county police found ernest gale shot to death last october. authorities released surveillance pictures of three suspects. the victim's mother is hoping the pictures will lead to the rest of those who killed her son. >> that is what we're hoping today. somebody will look at these pictures and recognize them and make a phone call to help us get justice for our son. >> crime stoppers is also offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects. >> stay with us. more news ahead on 11 news at
6:00. >> maryland joins the nation trying to figure out how to deal with the teacher shortage. that story is ahead. >> john explains why ed reid is not on the injury report. >> the radar shows showers popping up this evening. we will check the weekend forecast. 71 at the airport. 73 downtown. >> live, local, latebreaking -- this is wbal-tv 11 news at 6:00. with rod daniels and donna hamilton. your forecast with tom tasselmyer. wbal-tv 11 news continues
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>> it has been five years since the baltimore school system updated its student search policy. that is about to change. the school board will review changes next week. the review comes on the heels of four gun-related incidents on school campuses. the new head of safety and security says the district will continue to enforce the policy on the books until a revised one is adopted. >> parent notification is important, but sometimes the need for safety and security in reacting to an emergency
situation, we have the right to search our lockers. they belong to the school system. that is potentially done. >> the public will get to comment on the revised policy before it is adopted in december. >> math teachers are hard to come by in maryland and across the nation. that explains why the state is trying to get more math teachers. tim tooten has that story. >> educators say they believe they know why so few teachers are signing up for math. may have to do with the with the subject is being taught in the early years. math teachers spend a full day in the classroom to brush up on the basics and share ideas. >> you get to collaborate with a lot of teachers from different areas. i am high school. it is interesting to see the elementary school. we teach a lot of things they
teach as well. >> the maryland teachers held their annual conference. this was part of their strategy. to help the teachers build bridges between what is being taught now and how to use those lessons to reach teacher educators. >> when you get a teacher to help you make connections, all the sudden, your tune into it and cannot wait to do more. >> university students also showed up for the math conference. it did not take long to steer them toward math education. >> i was in engineering. i wanted to be in something where people help each other. >> organizers believe the conference is a first step in helping to bring more math teachers to the classroom. in baltimore teacher just received the maryland council for excellence in teaching
award. >> your insta-weather plus forecast with tom tasselmyer. >> storms west of baltimore. some wind gusts over 40 miles an hour. hail and heavy downpours associated with this through western baltimore county into howard county. it is slowly drifting east. it will get into baltimore city and push out in the next three hours. the strongest part of the system is north of randallstown trucking north to northeast. there is likening associated with these storms. -- there is likening associated with these storms. it will be with us for the next several hours. wind gusts up to 50 miles an hour. heavy downpours on the west side of baltimore. it is very slow. we will probably have to wait a
couple hours ford to lose steam with the setting sun. check out the temperatures across the region. you will see what was going on. it was a warm october day. we had temperatures well into the 70's. the line of storms is approaching. the rain totals are likely to go up. some areas have picked up more than an inch of rain. 76 degrees today, and 10 degrees warmer than normal. the low this morning was 63. that is almost like an afternoon high. 40's in michigan. that cool air is plunging into the muddy conditions during showers and storms. we are in the 70's. the slow eastern progress will continue with the cooler air taking off showers and storms. by 10:00, they moved out over the bay into southern new jersey. we will be left with a clearing
trend later tonight. a couple more hours where a shower or storm is possible. in clearing. -- then clearing. these clouds are low pressure stretching into the upper atmosphere. it will be heading northeast. we will be clear tonight. we have to get past this disturbed weather tomorrow evening before we give it the all clear for no rain. tomorrow evening, we may get brushed by this as it moves toward new england. we will keep a slight chance of showers in the forecast for tomorrow. look for cooler temperatures. waves will average 1 foot. in western maryland, it will be cloudy and cool tomorrow. they will catch the storm system in the great lakes. they will get more of it out west. high pressure will build in with sunshine in the mountains on sunday. the eastern shore is farther
from the system. expect sunny to partly cloudy skies tomorrow. lots of sunshine on sunday. the driest part of the state will be the coastal areas with sunshine on saturday and sunday. after a weekend where temperatures cool, expect another warming trend next week. the highs in the mid-60's saturday and sunday. we're back to 72 on monday. in the mid-70's by wednesday and thursday. >> from the susquehanna bay sports center, this is 11 sports. >> injury report friday. lewis and webb are done for sure. ed reed admitted this week to playing with an injured shoulder. that raised eyebrows since it was not listed on the injury
report. the league says it wants transparency with regard to injuries. that is why they have the report. his absence from the list had many wondering if the ravens will find themselves in trouble. >> we have 25 or 30 guys with things like that. things they can play through that does not cost them time. i will rephrase. i know what the players in this league do physically, it is something i admire. it is a tough game. >> and tough players. the text question of the day. will the injuries hur tet the ravens in houston? >> the world series will not begin until wednesday. the trip will represent the
american league. -- detroit will represent the american league. the cardinals to a big step toward defending their titles. bottom of the first. looked harmless. up the middle. st. louis 1-0 lead. the giants bounced back. hunter pence responded to the challenge. the solo shot maybe it 2-1. the cards piled on. the cardinals are hot. he serires 8-3 win last night. >> we had a lot of injuries. we had he figures that were not part of the team. we found a way back.
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.
>> jury deliberations are under way in the trial of two officers charged with beating a university of maryland student. we're monitoring the developments. a seasonal visitor makes an early arrival. parents need to be concerned about their children contracting about their children contracting the flu
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>> the overnight low was 63. trayvon. >> it was almost like an afternoon high. -- the overnight low was 63. that was very warm. >> it was almost like an afternoon high. this is expanding down to no. anne arundel. there is lightning and wind gusts up to 50 miles an hour. we're not done with the system yet. expect unsettled weather until 10:00. it will gradually cleared out. maybe a sprinkle tomorrow but nothing like this evening. lots of sunshine sunday and monday. a warming trend. by the middle of next week, we're into the middle 70's. after this evening, it will be
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. and that's what this is about. protecting religious freedom and protecting all marylanders