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his job on the side involved the world's oldest profession. dozens of local liquor store owners believe they are being unfairly targeted. thousands of the state's wealthy are pulling up stakes, but is it because of taxes? >> good evening. of baltimore city firefighter is in jail tonight, charged with running a prostitution ring of a southwest baltimore row house. >> kai reed is live downtown with this story tonight. >> the firefighter was charged in a separate prostitution case to years ago but kept his job, but now he and coit are in trouble again. amar simmons has been a baltimore firefighter since 2002 but prosecutors say he has also been working in the prostitution
business, too. >> we found handguns, a small amount of marijuana, and various letters and documents that would suggest that an online prostitution and human trafficking operation was being conducted from the location. >> detectives had been investigating simmons and kuwait since last year. -- simmons and coit. an informant told them they had a three-six girls working for them as prostitutes at any given time, either at the warehouse are at several hotels in the baltimore area. this is not the first time they have been in trouble with the law. both were arrested after arranging a prostitution meade up two years ago. they were given probation before judgment and a fine.
our department spokesman kevin cartwright explained why simmons kept his job after that 2010 case. >> the outcome of the case by the judicial system -- it would have to be a guilty plea. that is how we would proceed with our penalties in this position. >> charges from the 2010 case against coit drop, but he does have previous convictions for robbery and assault. simmons has been suspended from the vertebra without pay pending the outcome of the investigation. >> the baltimore city fire chief may be getting a pay raise. that possibility is sparking outrage among the rank-and-file. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake is expected to make the request tomorrow. she said that are chief james
clack deserves the raise because of the recent drop in fire fatalities. two city bar companies were shut down because of a budget gap and a third is to close this fall. >> this is a slap in the face to every man and woman in the baltimore city fire department. how can you possibly accept a raise when you've told your members there are no raises? how can you yourself accept a raise? >> we are told the mayor will also request that chief black received a contract extension. receive akiev contract extension. >> the 14th officer to be sentenced before the final officer is set to be in federal
court sometime next month. >> a man suspected in a hotel shooting in downtown baltimore. detectives say this man shot a 21-year-old victim in the leg and saw a hotel room on ease larboard street round-the-clock on the night of june 30. the victim's injuries are considered non life-threatening, but anyone with information is asked to call the police department. we now know the name of the man whose body was found in the park heights neighborhood over the weekend. investigators suspect according eric brown was shot and stabbed to death and suffered injuries to the head, shoulder, and torso. there is no word on a suspect or motive in the case. >> city business owners fear a proposed zoning change will put them out of business. kerry cavanaugh is live in north
baltimore with the latest. >> officials tell us there are about 300 liquor stores in baltimore city, about a third of which are located in residential areas. now several city agencies want to change the loopholes that allow liquor stores to operate in neighborhoods, all in the interest of making those neighborhood safer, they say. >> he caters to divert clientele at his mount vernon liquor store. his father started the business 45 years ago when he emigrated from korea. the city estimates that 90% of neighborhood liquor stores are owned by korean americans. the new zoning proposal would make that business model obsolete. >> it is their retirement. you cannot just take that away with no compensation. >> poor public health outcomes
and more violent crimes are associated with these neighborhoods that have concentrations of liquor outlets. >> he says stores like his villain need in the neighborhood, often operating despite criminal activity. >> people that are brought up in that environment are not going to change because there is no liquor store. >> hundreds of customers are angry with the idea of losing the only store they can all too. >> the whole idea is convenience. i think it's horrible what the city is doing to our communities. >> joseph says the 105 stores affected would have the option to change their licenses if they change the format or move. >> we are trying to put together some resources from the small business resource association to do that. >> councilman pete wilson says the red tape would make it impossible for storage to
provide the new requirements. >> anytime you have a broad brush stroke, it is not a very pretty picture. almost like a condemnation of the business. >> he says if the city fails to offer a buyout, he and other merchants will file suit to continue serving customers. the zoning change is expected to go before the city council and the ball. officials say it could take up to your to come to a vote. councilman welch made a point of asking why the mayor would consider a measure that could cut into the recently increased bottle tax by possibly closing up to 100 businesses that sell bottled beverages. kerry cavanaugh, wbal-tv 11 news. >> family and friends are mourning the death of a promising young swimmer. police say he lost control of his car just before 10:30 last
night. he was an avid swimmer. the coats said he had a bright future. >> i was very fond of alec cosgarea. he may be better as a coach because of the enthusiasm he had for the sport. he constantly pushed me to make me a better coach by trying to find ways to make him better. it is going to take a long time. >> alex cosgarea will be laid to rest saturday morning. >> we are falling some breaking news out of work. city police need your help in locating the missing boys. 10-year-old dayon cooper was last seen on his grandmother's porch on west saratoga.
detectives say the boy has left home before. he was last seen wearing a white tank top and white nike sneakers and is also in possession of a round basketball. if you have seen him, contact the baltimore missing persons unit or call 911. >> the debate over the state's population rages tonight over the results of a new study. the study claims that thousands of wealthy marylanders have moved out of the state because of a tax hike. is that really the reason? david collins takes a closer look. >> marylanders ridge taking flight, leaving the state in droves. according to the group change maryland, 31,000 residents have moved, taking with them $1.70 billion in tax revenue. some said the group's study validates what many have said for years. >> the recent tax increases have
not helped. >> the study looked at the migration of wealthy residents between 2007 and 2010. that is during a time when the general assembly passed a millionaire's tax, which expired in 2010. >> we need to reverse course with regard to our tax policies, that maryland should not be a high tax state, but is having a detrimental impact requested governor this gives the findings. the press office said millionaire households actually increased by 19% since the took office in 2006. some charge the study is incomplete because it does not cite specific reasons why people left. >> the report does not present any evidence at all about tax .olicies or people's motivation >> the study finds the largest jurisdictions it is from 2009-
2010, baltimore city lost 1 pender 5%. baltimore county, 0.43% decline. montgomery county, 0.07%, and prince george's loss 0.27% of its tax base. >> the migration data is accurate, but when you look at it in comparison to the total number of people in the state, the inflows and outflows are pretty small. it is not really a significant finding. >> aware did they go? >> the study indicates virginia is now home to 11,000 former marylanders. change maryland said the exodus to the states provides them a $700 million in income tax revenue. >> research shows that taxes are either an insignificant are very minor consideration. >> the findings are expected to drive a gop push to overhaul tax codes during the next
legislative session. governor o'malley doesn't write extensively about the change maryland report. we have provided a link to a block that wbaltv.com. >> coming up, be prepared for the future. you may not need a paper map next time you go to the smithsonian museum. >> a multimillion-dollar ad the discovery could soon be up for auction right here in baltimore. >> a few thunderstorms continue in the mid-atlantic region. in the mid-atlantic region. we will track
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>> close to 9% of maryland state middle schools are passing of the maryland state assessment. overall, math scores increase but middle school reading scores were down over last year. more than 350,000 students took the msa >> students began to get more focused over the year and it depends on the different students and a different mix of students. >> parents can expect copies of their children's individual test scores in the coming weeks. the world's largest museum complex is giving visitors a high-tech upgrade when it comes to navigating through the displays. starting today, visitors at the smithsonian institution can use the smart phone to find their way through museums and
locations in northern virginia and new york city. it includes maps of the national air and space museum, the museum natural history. >> this year's national sports collectors convention in baltimore just got a whole lot more interesting and will make you want to check out your attic. family members cleaning out a grandfather's attic in ohio stumbled across a fine that could be worth millions. century old baseball cards from hall of famer such as ty cobb and cy young. they are in superb condition. experts say is one of the most exciting finds in the history of sports card collecting. 37 cards are expected to bring a total of perhaps $500,000 when they are sold at auction. the entire lot could haul in up to $3 million. >> baltimore orioles center fielder adam jones was under the
late night spotlight on david letterman. he gave his answer to the top 10 fun facts about the all-star game. >> baltimore orioles outfielder adam jones. >> >> requires notes from two different doctors. >> find out how adam jones and the rest of the orioles are ferrying in the all-star game and see the entire list at wbaltv.com. >> 711 is synonymous with the and the slurpee. stores across the country will be giving away 7.11 ounce slurpees.
other a small sampling of sweet treats that are available this month. national ice cream day. one lucky facebook fan will get ice cream for year. july 30 is national cheese cake day. the cheesecake factory will offer any slice at half price. only one slice per guest. >> now, your insta-weather forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> a couple of showers and thunderstorms in the area. maybe your garden got some beneficial rain. other areas missed out entirely. a big batch of shares and storms rolled down to parts of anne arundel and prince george's county. some big storms popped up around stevens bill. a couple of inches reported
there in a short time. few locations got some rain and other areas are still dry. estimated by radar cross the region and that little batch of showers that came out of pennsylvania. in the backs to the south put down some decent rain but in downtown baltimore and at bwi marshall, big goose eggs in the precipitation column today. the record will stand, 2.29 on this day in 2009. a couple of degrees warmer than normal. the normal is almost 90. it is the hottest time of the year. 107 degrees, the all-time record high ever in baltimore on this day back in 1936. it is the day we set the state record as well, 109 degrees in 1936. that is not the heat index, that is the actual air temperature. all across the state of maryland
that day it was scorching hot. in 1914, july 10 was the day the north american record was set in death valley, california. you can expect hot weather all across north america. onpping in to the low 70's the lower eastern shore and a cold 66 at frostburg. if you got some rain, you might still little fog of forming towards morning. 71 downtown, 63 in the suburbs. sunrise at 5:50 wednesday morning. notice all the clouds, showers and thunderstorms breaking along that stalled front. high pressure to the north of us tracking up toward new england. some unusual, cool weather up in the adirondacks. temperatures at or maybe a little below normal for couple of days. partly cloudy tomorrow.
afternoon storms cannot be rolled -- ruled out. light winds of the east or south week on the bay with waves about 1 foot. a thunderstorm may pop up tomorrow and we will get a good deal of sunshine later on thursday. humidity level is not that bad, partly cloudy skies. watch out for isolated thunderstorm tomorrow at the beach. surf temperatures now 75-79 degrees. we will pick up some afternoon storms on saturday, sunday, and monday. by next tuesday, high temperatures are still in the upper eight's. >> stick around for late night with jimmy fallon. >> kelly ripa is here.
>> i caught up with lardarius webb earlier today. that story is straight ahead. >> tonight's jackpot is an estimated $14 million. all you have to do is matched all five white balls plus the gold megaball. 36-3-11-19-23. time now for the gold megaball, that is 21. if no one magic all six numbers, if no one magic all six numbers, friday's
-- 13 years in a row? with adam jones and matt uighurs, they all played in the game, which was nice. justin were lander, off the wall. well played tonight. a three-run triple, cabrera is up being the mvp. wieters, kem johnson, at 8- 0 was the final period. two weeks from training camp, football just around the corner.
lardarius webb taking vantage of his last few days to take in that charity golf tournament. i caught up with him and we talked shop. what about the critics that said reagan's defense is in decline? >> we do a great job of recruiting and drafting guys to take the place of other guys. we believe in the guys we have in the locker room. we have other guys that will step up and make a name for themselves. my hat is off to them. they are working hard. >> with contract negotiations with ray rice, there is a deadline coming up soon. what is your best feeling about what is going to happen here?
>> i am going to stay out of that. the luck with it, and i hope he does get his contract. it is well-deserved. he has been a great running back for the baltimore ravens, ever since i've been here. a great guy, break in the community. he deserves it. >> in state university in listed of former fbi conductor -- investigator to conduct an investigation. the paternal family trying to engender support for the former head coach, issued a statement saying joe paterno did not cover up for gerry sandusky -- for jerry sandusky. to claim otherwise is a distortion of the truth. >> i understand the desire to protect a man you love,
>> what a difference. >> normal feels good. >> 87, wednesday and thursday, close to 90 over the weekend with a couple of afternoon storms. even into early next week it looks like temperatures stay in check. one of the hottest part of the year, so 90 is pretty good. >> it is unusual to find a day these days without a thunderstorm. it is summer. >> that is all for 11 news tonight. >> and thanks for joining us. good night. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the natio
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