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live at police headquarters in towson. >> baltimore county executive kevin kamenetz issuing an order to police to beef up school resource officers at schools all over the county. he will also be issuing those officers metal detecting wands to be used only in suspicious situations. in the meantime, police are trying to figure out how the 13- year-old male suspect got the gun. they are praising his teacher for her bravery. another scare involving a loaded gun at a baltimore county school. this time it was stemmers run middle school. police said tuesday morning in eighth grade, 13-year-old boy entered the school armed with a hunting knife and a 25 semiautomatic pistol, very similar to this one, as shown by police. >> this weapon is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand,
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as large as the self on you have in your pocket right now. >> police say he entered -- at about 9:50 a.m., the student pulled out the gun in the classroom. at the end of the class, he produced the weapon, he first pointed it at his teacher and his classmates, then took the weapon and pointed it at himself. the students in the class began to flee the classroom. >> as the chaos unfolded, the teacher, who police only identified as a female, wrestled with the student and got the gun away. >> the gun fell to the floor. the educator continue to restrain the young man, and then summoned help with a hand-held radio issued to all teachers in baltimore county schools. correct the student was taken into custody and the school placed on temporary lockdown.
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school in county administrators are praising the teacher for putting her life on the line and protecting her students, and helping to avoid a tragedy. >> they do not think of their personal safety first, they think of the safety of the students. again, one of the teachers acted heroically. >> the suspect has been charged as a minor, so his name is not being released. police also say if the gun was not properly locked, the adult honor will be charged. coming up it 6:00, school superintendent dallas dance said he has plans to revamp the security situation in baltimore county schools. we will take a closer look. live in towson, lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now let's go to education reporter tim tooten who has been talking to parents and kids. one of them is an eyewitness. >> the school is located just off of eastern boulevard.
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we were the first on the scene here. it has been quite a day, especially for student i witnesses. >> i was thinking that any of my friends could die and i could die. >> some tense moments for one group of eighth graders who said they witnessed the entire incident. >> he waved it around, and did a student, and then the teacher stepped in front a per. she was like, please put the gun down. >> students and administrators are praising the teacher who stop a dangerous situation. >> she held no and had him in an armlock, i think. >> parents rushed to stemmers run middle school after getting a call from school administrators. >> you cannot trust your kids
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even going to school. it is scary. >> i don't know how they are going to change that. >> some stemmers run parents believe what happened could have been avoided. >> the bottom line is, this is a school. it comes down to the parents monitoring the child. >> you can expect extra police and school counselors here in the morning. it took place less than 10 miles from perry hall high school, where a student was wounded on the first day of classes. tim tooten, wbal-tv 11 news. >> our first cruise to the scene shared some photos with us on a live wire. it can see video -- you can see video from the scene at >> this was just two weeks after
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a 15-rolle at perry hall roddick gun to school and seriously wounded a classmate. last week the victim was able to go home from the hospital. he spent the last 14 days recovering at shock trauma, after undergoing several surgeries. now he will have to return to the hospital for some follow-up care and will also be getting visits from nurses and therapists for at home treatment. recovery's not complete, but daniel's parents say they are impressed by his progress and thankful for all the community support. >> he got support from the minute he was hurt. i cannot say enough about him and how he has done what he had to do and came through for all of us. i cannot ask for a better son. >> a special thanks to all those out there that have been
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praying, communities coming together, people coming together, praying for our son. >> police say that daniel was struck at random when robert gladden jr fired twice in the school cafeteria. he is scheduled for bail review on thursday. in pikesville, police have identified the couple found dead in their home yesterday afternoon. jayne miller is live in the newsroom with more on what we have learned today. >> police are saying no suspects in this case. they are making a point to say they do not consider the debts of 87-year-old george pepper and 85-year-old marjorie mari pepper of random crime. the bodies are found yesterday in their home when a relative from out of state called police to check on the couple.
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vaughn pepper was found on the first floor of the house and his wife was found in the basement. some object has been recovered by police that could be a weapon. >> we know that people in the neighborhood obviously have a lot of concerns about this crime. we want to stress that at this time, police believe that this was not a random crime. however, it is very early in the investigation. is still very active investigation at this hour, so the facts are subject to change. >> an adult grandson lived with the peppers. police want to speak with him. he has been missing since last night. jayne miller, wbal-tv 11 news. >> across the nation, people are taking time to remember what happened on this day 11 years ago, was somber ceremonies, tolling church bells, and moments of silence.
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lining the streets of the avenue, each flag represents a slight loss during the terrorist attack in 2001. members of motorcycle clubs partnered with the committee to place the flags. in annapolis this morning, residents came out to pay respects to those who lost their lives in the attacks that shook the nation with a memorial featuring steel beams from the world trade center in new york. held at's silence was 8:50 a.m., the exact time when the first train struck the world trade center. people from all across america have been gathering at the side of each attack to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the tragedy and their loved ones. ceremonies were held in pennsylvania, washington, and new york, were refined daniel lee with a look at the national attributes. >> a final tribute on the 11th
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anniversary of the tax. tears and raw emotion are still at the ceremonies around manhattan. for those who lost loved ones, the tears remain fresh 11 years later. at ground zero, families acknowledge each victim one by one. about 1000 people listened in silence, filling the area between the national memorial now marking were the world trade towers once stood. members of congress stopped business to extend condolences on the front steps of the capital. >> today we listened and we vow
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never again. to celebrate the greater good that comes from serving one another, and standing shoulder to shoulder. >> at the white house, president obama participated in a moment of silence. later at the pentagon, he offered hope, following a ceremony remembering those killed when a hijacked plane targeted the building. >> no act of terrorism can never change what we stand for. >> in shanks bill, pa., a plane crashed while passengers stop it .rom reaching the capitaol so many lost fighting for a country they believe in. >> there are signs of healing. the new world trade tower i am standing in should be completed in just over a year. in lower manhattan, i am danielle lee or wbal-tv 11 news.
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>> there are many commemoration events around the area. examine september 11 by the numbers and see how two navy ships sharon 9/11 connection. >> there are so many things going on, it is amazing. it turns out what the americans may be taking fish oil, thinking they are reducing risk for heart attack and stroke, but according to new research, that is not the case. there are new numbers that say something is fishy. >> say goodbye to a national football%y
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x a final farewell today for the man who brought a pro football back to baltimore. former reagan's owner art modell -- former ravens owner art modell. there were plenty of stories about art modell. he was called a man of action, who loved people and gave generously. families, friends, ravens players, and fans of the team gathered for final tribute to
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former ravens owner art modell. >> the question he leaves us today is, if you do nothing else in life, what will you fight for? what legacy will you leave? >> he died thursday at the age of 87. he was remembered for his sense of humor and his jokes. it's bringing professional football back to baltimore, his compassion and contributions to the national football league. >> he was certainly an original. his contributions to the nfl were extraordinary. the nfl was lucky to have art modell. >> his son's talked about the strong bond had with their father, and his bonds to the community. >> he is to tell us what he thought pro sports teams were so
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important to the community, to bring together folks from disparate walks of life in the form of a common cause. that date -- his hope was that that day of commonality would spread to more days of the week. >> a former baltimore coach said he had to be here because of the friendships and respect he had for art modell. >> all of what this man has done, all the way down the line, not only in football, but even out of football, where he has been a giver, not a taker. >> governor martin o'malley said art modell helped make maryland a better place. >> is a big loss. at times like this coming we have to think about how much we gained by knowing art modell. he gave us back our pride. the day he -- the data rate and came back to baltimore, we got
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the balance back in our step. all of us will always be grateful to art modell for that. >> john modell shared a song he wrote when the ravens first began as baltimore's football team. ♪ >> he says he wrote that song about the ravens but he later realized it was also about his father. barry simms, wbal-tv 11 news. >> today's services come after number attributes locally, including a moment of silence before last night's game against the bengals. the sold-out crowd was brought to their feet with a standing ovation that lasted nearly a
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minute. the trip included a brief retrospective on the scoreboard honoring the late art modell. it was a big win for the ravens, something that would make art modell very proud. gerry sandusky is live at the under armour performance center tonight for a look back at the victory. >> what a perfect tribute to art modell as the ravens reflected back on his legacy as well as looking forward now to the start of the 2012 season, which began with fireworks and a rout of the cincinnati bengals. a poignant start to the evening and for this season, and for the modell family, an emotional evening, to say the least.
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joe flacco set the tone. the first play of the game, a 52-yard connection to smith. that combination would lead to a justin tucker field goal and a lead of 3-0. ray rice found his way into the end zone on a 7 yard touchdown. ray rice only had 10 carries on the evening but averaged almost 7 yards per carry. he picked up 17 yards here and the ravens had the bengals on their heels throughout the evening. third quarter, joe flacco, 24- 13. ed reed with this touchdown return of an interception. he became the all-time leader in interception returns in nfl history, adding up to a win over the bengals.
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he shared the credit with his teammates after the win. >> they got some pressure on theire. the pressure is in-your-face and i know how aggressive we are. >> the atmosphere at reagan's camp is already starting to shift from one of celebration and reflection to preparation. up next, the first road trip of the season, next sunday in philadelphia. gerry sandusky, wbal-tv 11 news. >> fish oil supplements have long been touted for their supposed heart health benefits, but a new study suggests that taking them may be a waste. a large review of research shows
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no overall are benefits to taking fish oil supplements. there was a small reduced risk of heart related deaths, but researchers say it was not significant. only a quarter of all u.s. adults take fish oil supplements. war than $1 billion the year based on the belief that it could help prevent heart disease. >> it is not the same as getting my edmondson supplements from a spill. it is so much better to get it from food -- getting on vitamins pill.pplements from maa >> now, your insta-weather forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> it felt like fall this morning, 43 at the county airport up near thomasville. derrek county, almost down to
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freezing, 35 to start the day -- tarrant county. just a few high, thin clouds coming in from the north. 45 and the suburbs, 58 near the inner harbor. strong high-pressure anchored over the region. the front to the northwest being blocked pretty strongly right now for the next few days. tomorrow, a sunny day, the high around 80 degrees. on the bay, winds will be coming out of the south and waves about 1 foot. a water temperatures in the upper seven's. western maryland, probably some 30's again tonight. eastern shore locations, beautiful weather continues with sunshine and temperatures in the low 80's. at ocean city for the next couple of days, lots of sunshine and highs of 74-79. our next chance for some scattered storms arrives in the afternoon on saturday and then again on monday and tuesday of next week.
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next 11 years after the terrorist attacks on 9/11, the question is, how safe are we? >> sally kidd joins us live tonight with more on the story. >> and inspector general with homeland security department told members of congress that much more needs to be done to correct deficiencies in the agency's screening process for potential terrorists. >> since 9/11, the government says it has strengthened border security, implemented more rigorous screening procedures, collecting biometric data, and establishing a terrorist watch
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list. >> approximately 2 million passengers every day. the department homeland security inspector general says challenges remain. there are errors that go uncorrected and potential fraud that goes unresolved. >> we have found hundreds of thousands of instances where the same fingerprint was recorded in the database, sometimes as many as 14 different names and dates of birth. >> in one case, records show one set of fingerprints belonging to mickey mouse. homeland security says it is working to correct problems. >> what travelers are most frustrated with this the one- size-fits-all approach. >> some lawmakers say the agency has gotten too big and bureaucratic. >> we are approaching $8
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billion. the money is off the charts. the passengers are not paying for the services. deficit financing is paying for it. >> the head of csa says the agency is working on a transformation that will boost efficiency and better allocate its resources. sally kidd, wbal-tv 11 news. >> it was breaking news yesterday at 5:00. >> tonight county officials say they
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>> live, local, late-breaking. you are watching wbal-tv 11 news at 5:00 p.m. withstands stovall and donna hamilton, your forecast with tom tasselmyer, and skyteam 11, covering breaking news where you live. >> our coverage of today's scare at stemmers run middle school continues. with the very latest, school officials confirmed they will amp up security for baltimore county schools. >> a student pointed a loaded gun and his teacher and about two dozen classmates before being disarmed by that teacher. tim tooten was one of the first reporters on the scene. >> the 13-year-old student is in police custody tonight, accused
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of bringing that handgun to class. was a loaded handgun. police say he pointed the weapon at a student and a teacher and himself before it was knocked out of his hand by that teacher. the county that he wants more police presence there. a few weeks ago at perry hall high school, a student was injured after he was shot there in the school cafeteria. coming of new at 6:00 tonight, we'll talk with students who were actually in the classroom at the time of this incident. at stemmers run middle school, tim tooten, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 11 news has been on top of this unsettling situation since the news broke this morning. head over to our website, and click on local news for more. here's a look at some of our other top stories at this hour.
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baltimore county police tell us they recovered the murder weapon used to kill an elderly couple in pikesville, and all they will say right now is that it was not a shooting and it was not random. the couple were found dead inside their home around 4:00 yesterday afternoon. detectives confirm that both had significant traumatic injuries and recalling the deaths of homicides. police said there's no sign of forced entry. they searched the home after receiving a call from a neighbor. hundreds turned out today for the funeral of former ravens honor art modell. nfl commissioner roger goodell is there as was cowboys owner jerry jones. he served on the nfl committee for over 30 years. people all across the region are gathering for the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the world trade center.
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2977 flags lined up, creating a path of honor and remember this of all the victims. there is a candlelight vigil said tonight in parkville that starts in about an hour. >> there are ceremonies and services scheduled throughout maryland into the evening. earlier today, hundreds were inspired to give back to the community. >> kim dacey spent the day in east baltimore. >> 150 volunteers spent tuesday getting their hands dirty to make this neighborhood in east baltimore a better place, working with operation oliver. >> we just want to make sure that this neighborhood is no different. we have market rate home buyers, people who enjoy life, enjoy downtown life. we just want to make a better place to live.
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>> volunteers come from six big companies in baltimore. they donated their time picking up garbage, cutting the grass, and planting trees to beautify and revitalize the area. >> efforts like this are really important and will make a difference in the community. >> these volunteers say the anniversary of the september 11 terrorist attacks is the perfect day to give back to the committee. >> everyone's lives were changed after that day. this is to remember those victims who lost their lives by giving back to the community. >> we decided to pull together our resources and help out on a day that mean so much to so many people. >> their goal was to turn this neighborhood around once and for all. once we are sure that this place -- drug activity is down, crime is down, and we are done.
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we will go to the next neighborhood. >> a great effort there. still ahead tonight, that inspectors are finding structural problems with the new connector. >> what is wrong with the project and what did they plan to do to fix it? >> do you remember this, a sticky mess lining the pennsylvania turnpike for 40 miles last thanksgiving weekend? >> a baltimore county judge under fire for his treatment of a woman in a domestic violence case decides to call it quits. details at 6:00. details at 6:00.
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x remember that sticky goo over the thanksgiving travel weekend last year? the truck was carrying sealant that just kept spilling from the truck, disabling other vehicles
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along the way. they will now have to cover some of the claims associated with this bill. -- with the spill. it is estimated it impacted more than 1000 vehicles. new cracks have been found in the intercounty connector that links eastern montgomery county in northwest prince george's county. cracks were found in three other bridges earlier this year, prompting maryland transportation officials to order a highway -- they say it is the durability issue. we are told repairs -- they are discussing how to handle the situation. >> thousands of drivers are repeatedly slipping through the cracks, using the easy pass link
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without the transponder. they sayar rental services of thousands of dollars. individual car owners 0 -- 0 more than $500 each but they are doing little to collect the unpaid tolls. >> a warning for iphone and ipad users. if you dr. device was safe from hackers. >> what you need to know, in consumer alert to >> the fantastic weather is holding strong through the last of the upcoming weekend. we will check the forecast rate ahead. ahead. right
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dax coming up at 6:00, baltimore county police said middle school student of gun to a classroom. how quick thinking teacher prevented instant tragedy. an abrupt retirement for a baltimore county judge accused of mistreating a woman. we will have these stories and much mor anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and...
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...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. officials in baltimore and hartford counties are trying to figure out what to do after building burst into flames yesterday afternoon. he saw it first on 11 news
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yesterday at 5:00 p.m. and breaking news from skyteam 11. crews were not cleared from the scene until 11:00 last night. the plant was vacant and there were no chemicals inside. the biggest problem, the building is a historical site and cannot be demolished. no injuries were reported. a massive wildfire in idaho has burned over 280,000 acres and for every bag equations may be looming for residents. -- further evacuations may be looming for residents. high winds have pushed the wildfires to just within miles of tw communityo. -- within miles of two communities. they are attacking the blaze from of the ground and air crew cracks house speaker john boehner delivered a warning saying that talks to prevent us
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from going over the so-called fiscal -- fiscal cleft might not work. steve handelsman is on capitol hill with the latest. >> democratic and republican lawmakers stood together to remember is 9/11, but they are so far apart today on the budget. the top republican said they might fail. >> i am not confident at all. >> if the fight over taxing the rich and spending is not settled by january. the economy takes such a big hit, it is called the fiscal cliff. moody's investor services warned today of the current budget negotiations fail, moody's would expect to lower the rating of the u.s., like standard and poor's did last year.
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led by mitt romney, republicans are focused on the defense cuts, charging president obama is to blame, even though republicans agreed to make them automatic. >> the president should be called upon and asked, what is his plan? how is he going to lead to make sure our military is not hollowed out. >> democrats have a plan, tax the rich more. they say it is republicans giving up and adjourning next week. >> it is like you are facing at catastrophe in saying we don't have time to address that, we've got to go home and campaign. >> it looks like facing a fiscal cliff will have to wait until november. steve handelsman, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now, your insta-weather forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> second straight day with
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cooler than normal temperatures, a little chilly in some spots this morning. officially at bwi marshall, 51, 9 degrees below average today. some of the outlying suburbs were down in the low 60's this morning. we have hit some milestones. 80 is the average time of the day, the last of the year when the average height is in the eight's. the 100-degree record high is the last triple digit record high on the books. from here on out, every day has record highs below 100. high pressure was holding strong and it will be mostly clear tonight. temperatures in the 60's and 70's, falling quickly after sunset. the wind is just about, now in the atmosphere very dry. that lets the temperature settle down. 70 down at ocean city, 67 in
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frostburg, 68 at oakland, where this morning temperatures were in the mid-30's out in garrett county. 45 and the coolest bellies north and west of town. a wide temperature range from the shore of the bay to the cooler in locations. this area of high pressure is still holding strong and moving slowly to the east. that means a couple more days like today. will gradually give a little warmer at the high moves off the coast and the win comes more out of the self. the real he will stay out to the west of us. hopefully we will enjoy more sunshine tomorrow and lower humidity, with temperatures near normal, 77-82. waves about 1 foot, 75 degree water temperatures. lesley ann michael have fizzled out and headed for the north atlantic. that is the last little bit of
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michael now, falling apart. now there is a new one on the board. this tropical storm nadine may be forming. right now is a tropical depression. it is getting well organized and we are right at the peak part of the hurricane season. it is likely that nadine may be forming out in the atlantic in the next 24-48 hours. 82 on thursday and friday. on saturday we have a 30% chance of some scattered sharp critic some scattered storms. a dry day on sunday before the charge chances return monday and tuesday of next week. >> it looks like we are one step closer to seeing some major expansion in harbour east. complete with thousands of parking spaces andy exelon headquarters. the next that is to send the
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issue up to state officials for final vote. construction will include a complex that will house offices , retail and hotel space as well. some surprising news from the current head, stepping down in less than a month. it is official, he will be gone as ceo by october 1. the chairman has been with the company since january 2008. the head of global distribution will become the interim ceo as he searches for replacement. the companies stock surged by more than $1 a share. a security scare for hundreds of millions of users to use iphone and ipad. it looks like a group of hackers has cracked the code that is
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supposed to keep your information you need and save. it is a series of numbers and letters assigned to each phone. the group of anonymous has not only cracked the code but posted millions of those numbers online. it could reveal where you are, where you have been, as well as access to blog genser for your accounts without the need for a password. >> we see people breaking into social media accounts, figuring out what they are doing and who they are talking to. this is a great playground for hackers now. >> the hackers claim they got the numbers from an fbi surveillance program. the fbi says that is totally false. apple programmers are using away from rigid moving away from using the numbers in apps, but experts say the only solution
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may be a new iphone or ipad. >> there is growing hostility between google and apple. changes are being made because google and apple did not regulate five-year licensing agreements. the operating system that runs apple's popular devices. >> the senate debate has been raging for years, should the u.s. get rid of the penny? one store in vermont has gone ahead and taken pennies out of the cash for completely. they are doing away with labels that end in 99 cents. they are rounding up in the customer's favor. >> the most i can possibly lose on any transaction is four since. >> canada has already stopped production of the coin, which
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cost nearly 2.5 times more to produce than it is worth, but there is still support to keep the pity around, especially for charities like the salvation army. we are getting a lot of responses on facebook, too. brooks says, kids don't even pick up a penny anymore, adding that pocket change seems obsolete. >> how would we be able to pay for all those amazing infomercial items that are only $19.99? new demands tonight to remove a baltimore county judge from the bench because of the way he treated a woman who came to him for protection. it looks as though he is calling it quits. but first, last night's ravens win as a hotel with a purple
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hangover. time to relive some of the biggest moments from the season opener with the sideline soundtrack from gerry sandusky. the car on the left was filled up with
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low detergent gasoline. while the car on the right was filled up with bp gasoline with invigorate. which helps clean and protect its engine so it can get a few more miles per tank than the car on the left. >> football is back, and fans are basking in the glow of last night's victory over the bengals. gerry sandusky brings us this
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week's sideline soundtrack. >> ravens fans paid tribute to art modell. >> now we will honor the former and now late ravens owner, art modell. >> at the 35 yard line, the recession and the ravens and open up right out of the game. >> ray rice, a touchdown, ravens. ray rice in the end zone for the first time in 2012. he has that, touchdown, ravens. >> scary good, that is probably the word right there. i will go with that.
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>> a pass near the sideline, intercepted. he takes it to the 10, 5, touchdown, ed reed. >> give it to ray rice, straight ahead, waiting for a signal from the officials, and there is, touchdown, ray rice. the rout is on. >> we will lot of football games around here, so all of that stuff will take care of itself. >> what a way to start this season. that is all for us it 5:00. here is a look at what is coming at new at 6:00. >> under growing pressure from
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critics, a baltimore county judge says he will not be back. >> a thwarted shooting at stemmers run middle school earlier today. i am lowell melser and i will have a live report. >> live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news at 6:00 p.m. >> i felt like i would get shot. >> nearly two weeks since the day a baltimore student opened fire inside a school cafeteria, authorities are now dealing with the number -- with another gun incident, this time at a middle school. an eighth grader took a gun to class this morning at stemmers run middle school. >> police say he pointed the gun first at his teacher and then a classmate and then and himself before the weapon could be
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