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involving the trial of two prince george's county police officers who are accused of beating a university of maryland student. the jurors returned a split verdict. >> those officers faced second- degree assault charges and misconduct charges. officer joe -- of its original baker was acquitted of all -- officer reginald baker was acquitted of all charges. however, officer harrison was found guilty of second-degree assault charges but was found not guilty of misconduct. they felt that officer harris in used to much force. mckenna was on the arm, but attorneys sayayhahaheasas wawaininhihiists around while illegally approaching a police line. they also claim the mckenna
three punch. -- mckenna threw a punch. the split verdict means mix emotions for the city attorney progress we believe that the citizens of prince george's county have spoken loudly and clearly. although we appreciate and honor the protection that is provided to us, that protection must be reasonable and that protection must respect the dignity of every human being in this community. >> i am definitely glad that some justice has been done today. it has been a long two years for me and my family. but there is a broader crime committed here and it spans way further than the two cops in this trial. we hope that the department of justice continues their investigation. >> sentencing for harrison is scheduled for december 14.
he could face 10 years in prison. as for officer baker's future with the prince george's county police department, that is unclear. either way, both officers are still officially suspended. live in prince george's county, wbal 11 news. >> a stormy start to the weekend for many in our viewing area. we were on the airline as baltimore and hartford counties were under tornado warnings earlier this evening. the rain came down sideways as the wind whipped around contain nasty line of storms forced some high school football games like this one to be postponed. right now, let's get a check on the current conditions. tom? >> that line of storms started to pop up in the late afternoon hours. they were scattered at first,
and not very strong. indications were that they would intensify. that expanded to a strong sell coming out of howard county, towards randallstown around 4:30 p.m. by 6:30 p.m., you could see a tornado warning associated with that. that continued to move farther away. right now, the main thrust of storms is for the reached. there are lingering showers on the eastern shore that should wind down in the next hour or two. still gusty wind on the eastern shore. details on the upcoming forecast in a few minutes. >> tonight, a 21-year-old anne arundel man is facing counts of animal cruelty. animal control officers retrieve a number of dogs, cats and several exotic pets from the pasadena home machine taylor. investigators say that they were without adequate food and water and many of them died. taylor says he provided adequate
care for the animals. he is currently on $10,000 bond. police arrested this man in the bizarre peeping tom case. michael mckinney faces visual surveillance and the a taken without consent charges. numerous tips led police to the suspect after we showed the video yesterday. investigators say he used hitting cameras to secretly record two women inside their home. detectives believe he knew the victims and had stolen and copied the key to their condo, which they say he entered several times beginning in late june. authorities are now working to notify two other women were also recorded in a separate incident. they're also looking at other victims who may have been videotaped. mckinny is being held on $100,000 bond. one year after the death of a 21-year-old man, a reward to find his killers.
ernest gale was found dead last october. today, authorities released surveillance videos of three suspects. the victim's mother hold that it will lead to the rest of those who killed her son. >> that is what we're hoping for today, the summit will look at these pictures and recognize these guys and make a phone call -- that someone will look at these pictures and somrecogne these guys and make a phone call. >> 1-866-7-lock up. thousands of files outlining the abuse within the boy scouts of america detail cases here in maryland. the boy scouts' national office released a statement acknowledging past responses to it abuse that spans about 40 years and were not always appropriate. they say they have been committed to protecting boys
from abuse for years. experts suggest parents should stay engaged in their children's activities. >> they should start a dialogue and regret what they are going -- what is going on there. in your gut, you know who you trust to leave with your kid appeared >> experts also warn parents to be mindful of anyone who wants some time out of program time with your child. in tonight's education alert, it has been five years since the baltimore county's school system updated their policy search. the board is set to review changes in the coliseum next week. it comes on the heels of four gun-related incidents on school campuses. 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 and reacting to any emergency situation, we have the right to
search our lockers. they belong to the school system. so that is potentially done. >> the public will get to comment on the revised search policy before it is adopted in december. wall street ended on a sour note to end an otherwise very strong week of trading. four corporate earnings from microsoft, a general election and mcdonald's were key to today's -- general electric, and mcdonald rickie to today's tumble. there was some good news in maryland. the labor department reports that the state added 92 new jobs in september. that drops the unemployment rate to 6.9%. 4100 jobs were added in professional and business services. the state also saw gains in transportation, warehousing and utilities industries as well as education and maryland was one of 40 states that saw a drop in the unemployment rate last
month. we have uncovered something all those ads for and against question seminar not telling you. language in the gambling bill gives prince george's county voters the power to deny maryland a fifth -- a sixth casino site even if the referendum passes statewide. the commitment 2012 update for you. >> but to build it, you have to vote for it. but for question 7. >> question 7 makes lots of promises. >> the combined $50 million campaign for and against expand gaming in maryland does not tell the -- >> millions of dollars for new schools and teachers. >> but not really geared >> if it passes statewide and residents of prince george's county against it, there may not be a sixth casino site. the maryland general assembly put that in the bill, that the commission may not award a licence unless the majority of voters in the county approve the referendum authorized in the bill. >> it is not legally binding at
all. in every bill, there is legislative intent. what is different about this bill is that specifically states what the intent is. >> i think the commission would have to take very seriously the decision of the voters of prince george's county. >> commission members would take a lot of pressure to they follow the intent or acting in the best interest of the state? if the prince george's scenario plays out, what happens to table games and tax breaks for a casino operators? >> the tax breaks that would be incumbent upon having a sixth casino would not come in. >> a poll of voters finds that 52% favor expanded gaming. 49% oppose. >> i think that an important
factor here is that people are sick and tired of seeing the ads. when they get in that mood, their tendency is to vote no. >> voters will be able to finally weighed in on this issue starting at the end of next week. early voting begins october 27 and ends november 1. >> 18 days left in the race for the white house and it is tighter than ever appeared frustrated with what he sees government romney's shifting positions, president obama unleashed some stand-up comedy. >> mr. severely conservative wants you to think that he was severely kidding about everything he said over the last year. he is changing so much, backtracking and sidestepping. we've got to name this condition he is going through. i think it is called romnesia.
>> the president made those comments in northern virginia. but his support in the battleground state has dropped and is now in a tie with mitt romney. mitt romney was in florida. his from -- his romney -- his running mate was in the sunshine state. >> of all of the things that mitt romney has done in his life, it is how to turn sluggish, slow organizations seem to lean commis effective organizations. this is what he did in his career. -- lean, effective and organizations. that is what he did in his career. >> the president has to camp david to prepare. ahead, it has been 50 years since the cuban missile crisis. there are swirling rumors about the health of ex-cuban leader fidel castro. and a seasonal visitor makes an early arrival. white parents need to be concerned about their children
crisis. a florida judge has ruled george zimmerman's attorneys can review the school records of the unarmed teenager he is accused of killing. he faces a second-degree murder charges in the death of trayvon martin. judge granted the request saying that the defense needs to now if the records show any violent tendencies. heads up -- the state reported its first confirmed case of the flu last season on december 30. kai has a warning from health officials. >> right now, with the first confirmed case, we know that we are in flu season. we know that it is here. >> it is official, the nasty cough, sneeze and fever has made its move more than two months
earlier than it did last year. >> the reports are coming in. this is confirmed flu. there are two types, type a and type b. >> the first cases in maryland have infected four children in the baltimore area appeared state health officials say the kids are doing well, although one was hospitalized. the early onset provide some initial clues as to whether or not this year's vaccine will be effective. >> it looks like these four cases that were a mix of two different types, these will be good matches for the vaccine that we have available. we will monitor that throughout the season to make sure we do have a good match. >> health officials are warning people to get their flu shots now, particularly pregnant women, the elderly, anyone with a chronic condition and children 6 months and older. >> this is a major, children, of particular concern. there are people who take the flu and little tougher and could have serious consequences. >> kids are particularly
susceptible to flu. researchers looked at cases in children from 2004 through 2012 and found that nearly half of those who died from the virus had no underlying health conditions. >> it just really brings home the fact that the flu is something that people can often manage on their own. but for people that we cannot really predict, some people have some really serious time with the flu and has years consequences, some of which can be life-threatening and result in hospitalization. >> in baltimore, wbal tv 11 news. >> if you find yourself falling asleep this weekend, you might want to go on-site for quite a night show. witnesses reported seeing a fireball streaking across. it was part of the orionite meteor shower. the best time to check that is between midnight and on saturday and sunday mornings.
-- midnight and dawn saturday and sunday mornings. >> you can see the meteor shower. most areas are starting to clear. this is the way the radar looked at 4:03 p.m. this afternoon when the shares were starting to blossom during the warmth of the afternoon. and little blip on the screen along howard and montgomery counties. a severe storm developed in howard county. moving up to randallstown, in western baltimore county, the one eastern to go out. at 6:30 p.m., a tornado warning was issued. it was rolling right to the cockies area. 6:37 p.m., it gradually weakened across northwestern hertford county as a move into pennsylvania. we're left now with the lingering effect of those showers. additional severe warnings were
issued in parts of pennsylvania, eastern pennsylvania. we're now seeing the last little bit of char's crossing the maryland-delaware line and move it -- bit of showers crossing the maryland-delaware line and moving out. you can see the yellow, a solid 2 inches to 3 inches in a short amount of time. that brings the monthly total to two 0.25 inches and we're closer to 7 inches for the year. hitting 76 degrees, that is a warm october day this time of year the record is only 82 degrees. that primed the atmosphere for those storms to blossom. 40's and low-50's in chicago and iowa. we were almost 280 degrees here in the mid-atlantic. that cool air is beginning to
invade western maryland. frost bird is down to 42 degrees. -- frostburg is down to 42 degrees. this front that triggered the storms is just about out of here, moving toward the coast and getting off shore. behind it, an area of low pressure in the upper midwest is headed for new england. but we will get screwed by the southern edge of this. so there is a chance of a sharp market -- but we will get scraped by the southern edge of this. so there's a chance of a shower. western maryland, showers in the forecast could the storm is lifting out of the great lakes toward new england. western maryland is a little closer to it with scattered showers. then dry weather on sunday. in eastern shore, the rain and snow tonight. the lower eastern shore, 70 degrees tomorrow and cooler on
sunday. a weekend of cool, dry fall whether kim highs in the 60's and lows in to the 40's. then we are into the mid-70's for the middle of next week. >> one jain cancellation, but those who played, worth the wait. >> it is friday october 19 and the mega millions is estimated at -- the first number is 14. up next is 48. that is followed by 36.
>> according to most across the country, no chance for the ravens against the texans. never the fact that they have never lost to houston. frankly, it sounds like a scenario that the ravens tend to except. -- to accept. espn said that he would play. john harbaugh tackled that question today. >> i dunno. we will say. [laughter] finally, somebody asked the question. we to step up. if i knew, i would not tell you.
i don't know what i now. we will have to see. that about sums it up. in all seriousness, he has done a really good job. this is a very serious injury. he has worked really hard. us not putting him out there -- first the ravens text question of the day. will injuries hurt the ravens against houston? 81% are expecting some troubles. continue to texture of all weekend. a not so subtle line of thunderstorms forced many delays and one notable cancellation in high school .ootball coul the decision to cancel the game was from many factors. it gives them a chance to maybe
meet in the postseason could dunbar and colleague managed to get their game in today. -- anbar and p -- dunbar and poly managed to get their game in today. 53 ers for the touchdown. but called back for holding. this one in the second quarter did count. to marvin gross, 45 yards to go to the touchdown. dunbar is the winner over poly. city and edmundston, before the storm, the first quarter, damon barnes, a touchdown, 6-0, edmonton.
60 yards and a touchdown, edmonton. city finally catches a break. try robinson not to dion. . it puts the game to bed. marcellus pack -- going the other way, 46 yards. edmonton over their rival city. central valley high, field goal, good from 67 yards. 4 yards longer than the longest yard in nfl history. not the longest in high school history. it was crucial his team won, 62- 65. a must win for the giants as they trail the cardinals' three- one.
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.
and this is maryland. teacher: this is west virginia, pennsylvania, delaware. 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. >> those starnes are gone now although the eastern shore is still dealing -- those storms are gone now, although the eastern shore is still dealing with some heavy rain or. high temperatures in the mid- 60's and lows in the 40's this week. next week, we will be backing to be 70's. >> that is our look. good night, everybody.
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