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southeast. it's going to affect you. one smaller cell around finks burg, headed just north of reisterstown. but another cell, northwest of westminster, heading across northern carroll county. the strongest cell, however, around glen rock, just around the maryland-pennsylvania border heading off to the east. this area here, this is the area under severe thunderstorm warning. for the next 30 minutes or so, that storm could produce wind gusts over 40, maybe even 50 miles an hour, as it heads off to the east toward your region. we have storms in the region. take a look at the watches and advisories. the entire state under severe thunderstorm watch exet the lower eastern shore. until the 11:00 eastern shore. and 10:00, the western shore. and i just mentioned that severe thunderstorm warning it's really only for northern baltimore, northern harford county until 5:30 could be an
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active night. at least for the next few hours. broken leg, shattered ribs and missing teeth. just some of the injuries to a dog who has been beaten to death. tonight, many are outraged after the judge says the man responsible should spend more time with animals. der being valcourt is -- derek valcourt is following the controversy for us. >> the defendant claims he beat his small dog after it bit his wife in the hand. but today, it's the judge's sentence for the punishment that many are calling doggone ridiculous. >> reporter: too graphic, so we blurred the image of this 4- year-old miniature pincher beaten to death by derrick chambers. in august, chambers was charged with several counts of animal cruelty, after crews found the dog tied up in a garbage bag in the bed of the truck. >> this was a case we thought called out for punishment. >> reporter: the head of the task force was upset to learn that this week, a city judge
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agreed to the defense request to drop the case if chambers performed 50 hours of community service, volunteering at the maryland spca. the stunned head of the spca says no way. >> it is our job to protect animals. so this volunteer service will be denied. >> we were just incredibly frustrated that the state attorney's office chose not to prosecute a case where there was just overwhelming evidence to convict the perpetrator. >> seems that this is always subject to a little monday morning quarterbacking. >> reporter: spokesperson for outgoing city state attorney pat jessamy says they had no witnesses. and the defense offered evidence to prove that this less-than-10-pound dog severely bit chambers and his wife. >> although the facts are very disturbing and horrific, we have to do special follow -- and follow the law.
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and in this case, we knew we could not prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt. >> you would never order a child molester to go through community service with the boy scouts. we don't think it's appropriate for a person charged with animal abuse to do community service at an animal shelter. >> reporter: prosecutors say because there is a court order in place here, that chambers and his attorney may have to ask a judge for a new sentence if he's not able to fulfill his current sentence of working community service at an animal shelter. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> and derek, thank you. with that said, several other local animal shelters say they, too, will not allow somebody accused of animal abuse to volunteer at their facility. a towson gas station accused in a murder-for-hire plot. matthew brown pled guilty in his role in the plot that left ray porter dead. porter was killed inside the gas station he and his wife carl on owned.
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police say -- carla owned. police say she ordered the murder. three of the differents, including carla porter, are still scheduled for trial. a columbia mother of four killed. her apartment then set on fire. tonight, police say the man responsible is in jail. denise is in the newsroom with more on this development for us. denise? >> reporter: well, mary, the suspect in the case is the victim's ex-husband. howard county investigators say thelma wynn was stabbed to death by her ex, damon white on september 7th. white then allegedly set her apartment on fire. wynn was letting white stay with her at the time. when police arrived at the scene, they found wynn dead and white injured. he was released from the hospital and taken directly to jail. >> all right, denise. thank you. wynn's children were not home at the time of the stabbing or fire, they're now in the care of a family member. we're learning more about the night a maryland state trooper was killed while
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working a second job. trooper westly brown was shot and killed while working in appleby's restaurant in prince george's county. williams faces murder charges. anthony milton also faces charges in the case. today, a prince george's county detective said milton told police williams waited near a tree and shot brown as he exited the restaurant. according two witnesses, milton was ordered out of the restaurant that night over an unpaid bill. hate crime attack of a black fisherman. wjz is live. mike schuh has more on this case. mike? >> reporter: kai. calvin lockner, the 29-year-old with a hitler tattoo was facing four charges. but tonight, he'll plead guilty to two of them and will spend 31 years in jail. >> reporter: a year ago, james privet and his wife went fishing. this man and two others approached. >> asked them if they had any
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cigarettes or water, to which the prevats said no. >> the men didn't leave. but ms. privet did. and her husband was right behind. >> at the time, as the truck was being packed up, these individuals attacked him. they punched him, they kicked him. and they beat him with a stick. and eventually took his car and left. >> reporter: the prosecutor says that calvin lockner told police that they never would have jumped and beaten mr. privet, had he been white. >> reporter: the first to see a 76-year-old, a security guard. >> i was like, oh, my god, are you okay? and he was crying and blood was everywhere. and his eye was hanging out. and he said the boys came from behind and was banging him, knocked him on the ground, kicked him, took his keys and sped off with his truck. >> reporter: calvin lockner has a hitler tattoo on his stomach. underneath it, it reads, "he lives" and is a member of the white supremacist group the arian brotherhood.
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-- aryan brotherhood. >> it's safe to say that this is a police plea agreement that we feel very good about. because we're going to get this person off the street for 31 years. >> on monday, mr. privet and his family are expected to give victim impact statements. then the judge is expected to accept the 31-year sentence and the plea. reporting live downtown, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. kai, back to you on tv hill. >> there are two other defendants in this case. y one is a minor-- one is a minor who went to juvenile court. it is expected this will be a delay as his attorney is in the middle of councilmember ken harris's murder trial. baltimore roads are ranked 10t worst in the country according g to a transportation research group. a live look with sky eye chopper 13 as just one of the damaged roads in the city. you can see all of those patches down there. this is in southwest baltimore. wjz is live. pat warren has more on what the ranking is based on. pat? >> that's right. the data was collected in 2008.
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and it covers the entire baltimore metropolitan area. >> hit a few bumps in the road. and you rank the tenth worst roads in the country. >> had some work recently done on my car because of it. >> and it costs an extra $603 a year to fix your car. >> i hit a pothole. and it -- threw my alignment off where my tires began to run out. >> if you hit a pothole, definitely, you can be sure -- if you've done no physical damage to the suspension parts, you've knocked the alignment way out. >> there's my hubcap. they are ranking for rugged roads, where the transportation department takes pains to smooth things over. >> what goes through my mind is that no one is paying attention to our efforts. for the last three to four years. well, the last three years, we kicked off our operation orange
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cone program, which you are familiar with. and that was like the biggest capital improvement we ever had. we did over 150 lane miles that first year. and we followed that with 200 lane miles each year. >> reporter: and on track to complete another 200 this season. speaking of season, tis the one coming that keeps everyone jumping. the winter months are the worst. >> that's why we have a 24-hour response. we understand that potholes can be very damaging. weask motorists who are driving to call those in. >> reporter: so when you do hit a bad patch, you'll get over it. >> reporter: the report also says that 46% of baltimore area roads could use improvement. back to you. >> pat, your writing makes me chuckle. thank you. statewide, three-quarters of the million maryland received in stimulus fund was spent in road resurfacing. salmonella scare that had everyone thinking twice about
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breakfast plans is now on capitol hill. lawmakers are hearing from those who got sick from contaminated eggs. and owners of the egg corporations. >> reporter: this 77-year-old colorado grandmother went into septic shock and nearly died, after eating a salmonella- tainted appetizer in july. >> fever, vomiting, diary a. >> reporter: carol lobato is one of the over 1600 victims of the nation's largest salmonella outbreak. it sparked a recall of a half a billion eggs. now, congress wants to know what went wrong. >> americans should be able to have their eggs "over easy," without having to worry about the eggs making them queasy. >> reporter: the owner of one of the egg farms at the center of the outbreak, has a history of safety violations in three states that goes back 20 years. >> reporter: when fda inspectors visited hillendale farms, they found live rodents
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and mice at both farms. at rank county egg, they found manure piled so deep, it was leaking through a building's foundation. and in both locations, they found maggots and flies near the egg bills. the owner of wright county egg offered apologies to the victims sickened by his eggs. >> i have prayed several times each day for all of these people, for improved health. >> reporter: but carol lobato wants more than apologies. >> clean up his act. clean up his chicken farm. he knows better than that. >> reporter: lobato and other victims urge congress to push through even tougher regulations for food safety. in washington, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> the head of wright county egg told lawmakers its company boosted its food safety and security after the recall. the company plans to remove chickens that haven't been
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vaccinated against salmonella. putting the brakes on distracted drivers. the push tonight to put a warning label on cell phones. some of these sexual relations not only occur on these trips, they occur in the church. >> mega church controversy. the lawsuit against a popular pastor. ♪ [ music ] big name shows and musical acts are coming to baltimore in hopes of attracting a new audience to the hippodrome. i'm andrea fujii. i'll tell you what is coming to town next. and preparing for a night of wet weather. thunderstorm watches over maryland. the updated first warning weather forecast with bob. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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[ ehrlich ] annapolis -- if they have their way, we're facing a mountain of debt and a massive tax increase. employers will continue to leave our state, taking their jobs with them. the next four years will impact the next decade, so we've put together a road map to 2020. a plan that brings jobs back to maryland by reducing spending and lowering taxes. let's make the maryland we love not just good, but great. now let's get down to work. security concerns prompt changes at baltimore's oldest mall. tonight, police are working
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with stores in mondomon mall, after six armed robberies in july. police already have two suspects. >> reporter: at mon. comin mall since mid-july, there have been three robberies. even a shop that sells perfume has been hit. police say they have been working with merchants to improve security. >> making recommendations on the type of equipment and placement of certain cameras. >> reporter: over the weekend, elite gold and diamond was robbed. about $100,000 worth of gold, rings and watches was taken. and they say it's the second time in a month they have been hit. >> reporter: people say it is a concern especially since guns were used in some of the holdups. >> it does bother me. because i come out here sometimes with my daughter. so i am kind of sand -- standoffish now. >> they continue to work to provide a safe and secure
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environment for his shoppers and merchants. it has increased security. >> reporter: police believe there are three separate groups of robbers, committing the crimes. each using a different method. >> two of the suspect groups displayed false weapons. others passed notes. another group pretends to buy a watch. and another pulls out a handgun. >> reporter: police have identified two suspects so far and are searching for them. this woman says she was a victim just outside the mall. >> my book has been snatched right here. you know, they have a police station right here. and it happened like right at this bus stop. >> reporter: now, police would like to stress that despite these mondawmin holdups, they are down compared with 35% last year. the arrest warrants are in the cases where pellet guns were used. if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check in with sharon
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gibala. >> typical morning commute. we still have some on minor roads. including an accident involving a pedestrian on dundalk. another in parkville. old harford road at taylor road. west baltimore at north kerry. east baltimore at lloyd. and orleans at north wolf. pasadena, there's a crash there at fort small wood. and a car fire on wal ther boulevard. 83 northbound is slow from fayette street to 28th street. you will also find delays outside on 70. let's take a live look at 70 right now. 70 at 29. that jam runs from 29, pretty much all the way to the beltway. you're looking at a jam. we had an earlier accident approaching the beltway that did not help things. meantime, there is a live look at the top side of the beltway. between 83 and 95. and there's a look at the west side. 20-minute ride. this traffic report is brought to you by the national aquarium.
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kids and parents make a slash at the national aquarium. music and story time at 10:00 a.m. visit back over to you. >> thanks, sharon. bigger and bolder entertainment. that's what the hippa drome plans. andrea fujii shows us what is new. >> reporter: the blue man group is just one of the many acts coming to the hippodrome this fall. but that's not all. ♪ [ music ] ♪ sheri, sherry, baby must >> the lead is probably jersey boys. which is wildly popular. >> the first big show will be in october called circ dreams illumination. and closer to the holidayless. >> streetlights, people ♪ ♪ [ music ] rock of ages. the hippodrome director says bringing in variety and excitement is key to keeping the theater competitive. and the entertainment must
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reflect the city. >> it means gospel shows, comedy concerts, musicals, jazz. you name it. >> then i saw her face ♪ ♪ now i'm a believer >> reporter: shrek the musical is also on the schedule, not to mention the classics. ♪ [ music ] like "west side story" and les miserables ." getting these acts here isn't easy but is a necessity to keep the arts alive in a slow economy. >> there is an effort you have to make to get out to new york and speak to the producers and remind them that baltimore matters. >> reporter: they've also made staff changes. and there are now more options for buyers. >> now we're offering people to buy a smaller number of shows and still be considered a subscriber. >> reporter: all in an effort to attract a new audience. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: other big name acts coming to town include comedian bill maher and
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musicians the styx and pat methani. reporting live downtown, andrea fujii. eyewitness news. >> to see a complete list of the shows and prices, go to >> typical summer thunderstorms in the region. let's take a look at what is going on around the area. we're at 89 still. no wind currently. the barometer faulting a bit. -- falling a bit. they just countered. but still in effect for the next 10 minutes for you folks in northern harford county and extreme southeastern york county. you can see the system moving across the region. and we still have a chance of more activity later tonight. as you can see, kind of hazy and warm out there tonight. ,,,,
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sky eye chopper 13 up towards the jarrettsville area. and it continues to head off quickly over toward cecil county. so you folks up there, that's where you're going to be seeing some activity pretty shortly. nothing on the baltimore metro. a couple of small cells. cockeysville to jacksonville. and north of long green valley. a few other small cells around parkton. but the strongest activity you see there, that big one.
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extreme southeastern portions of york county, approaching susquehanna. and extreme northern sections of harford county. right in through here. north of madonna. north of bel air. it's heading off to the east. and pretty much east and southeast. rather quickly. still a risk of some showers quickly. and we have a severe thunderstorm watch officially in effect. take a look at the map for the entire region. 10:00 tonight, west of the bay. 11:00, east of the bay. also more warnings in effect for extreme northwestern sections of our area. really southwestern pennsylvania. and again, york to lancaster county. some have been very strong with gusty winds. 94, last report in washington. that may be close to the record. 94 in hagerstown. we dropped to 89. 90, 79 ocean city. winds off the water now at 79 degrees. dew point is up. pretty moist air mass. 40s and 30s. now up to 66. right now, no wind here.
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but generally a southerly and southwesterly wind. kept all of this warm air in. that will continue really until friday. maybe into saturday before it really starts to cool down. the front to our north is getting a little closer. that's why we had these showers and thunderstorms breaking out. the front kind of lay down across the northern portions of our state late tonight. tomorrow, just south of us. it will be pretty warm. north of us, it will be pretty cooler. the front through the baltimore area. probably keeping us around 88, 89, rather than 90. no real relief. but friday, we get back into the heat again. 92 on friday. and then that's when the cool air starts moving in our direction. and that will be over the weekend. a big change coming by sunday, monday. maybe even some rain then. north winds on the bay. 5 to 15 knots. bay temp around 74. so showers and showers and storms will be ending this evening. otherwise, partly cloudy, warm night. 60s tomorrow. hot afternoon tomorrow. upper 80s once again. and the chance of rain tomorrow
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are just about nil. but another hot day coming up on friday as well. so summer is here, even though fall arrives late tonight. >> got it. thanks, bob. still hed at 5:00. -- ahead at 5:00. tragedy on a harford county road. >> a 14-year-old harford county teenager is laid to rest. i'm we weijia jiang in jop a. how nearly 2,000 friends and family came together to remember. m&t bank stadium isn't just for the ravens anymore. coming up next on wjz, i'll tell you which major sporting event will be held here in 2014. you won't want to miss it. that's straight ahead on wjz. i'm ron matz in east baltimore. and it's time for moveable feast diving out for life. how you can enjoy a good meal and help others. the story coming up, right here on wjz. bob ehrlich pretends to be for the working guy... but he's not on our side. i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family...
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and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage. made $2.5 million... working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side. es tax on everything you buy? that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax.
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a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. why is roman meal bread nutritious? two slices provide at least sixteen grams of whole grains and an excellent source of calcium. roman meal bread: great taste
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and nutrition since nineteen-twelve. it's 5:30. 89 degrees and partly sunny. good evening. thank you for staying with eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. gone too soon. a popular harford county student killed while crossing route 24. weijia jiang has more. >> during the service which lasted nearbily an hour -- nearly an hour, 2,000 friends and family came together to remember joey dentriment and
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his life. >> people poured into the funeral home to remember joey who was killed while trying to across cross -- cross the street. >> number 1 thing i will always remember about joey is his smile. no matter what. and his hugs. and he was always there for everyone, no matter what. >> reporter: members of his junior varsity football team wheeled his casket in. number 30 thrived on the field. ♪ [ music ] >> but loved ones say its true passion was playing and singing music. at his service, his mentor played and sang songs they sang together. >> his lyrics. it would be like, you wrote that? you never see it from a 14-year- old ever. like each talking about things you learn when you're 30 years old. >> reporter: we talk to friends who say that for many of them, it's the first time they've had
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to deal with a real tragedy. >> i wouldn't think joey would die at all. he was the strongest kid ever. >> it's very hard. it's a lot of raw emotion. a lot of anger. >> reporter: each in death, he is helping his friends deal with pain. >> now that he's done, we have to make up for that by doing what he wanted. by everybody being together and helping each other. because this is a tough time for everyone. everybody loved him. >> reporter: following the funeral service, he was buried at the cemetery here at the mountain christian church. >> at this point, police don't believe the driver was drinking nor speeding. he had a green light at the time of the crash. tonight, the pastor of an atlanta area mega church is denying allegations he coerced two boys into a sexual relationship. vic is in the newsroom with more on the controversy gaining national attention today. vic? >> reporter: bishop eddie
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long's church has more than 5,000 members. in a civil lawsuit, the two men claimed they were coerced into sexual relationships when they were younger members of new birth missionary baptist church. the men say long seduced them with lavish gifts. but long's attorney is questioning credibility. one of the victims is charged with breaking into the office. >> long is known for calling for a national ban on same-sex marriage, and his church counsels gay members to become straight. a new book about president obama portrays a national security team deeply divided over the war in afghanistan. manuel gallegus reports for wjz. >> president obama keeps pushing for a way out.
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>> watergate journalist, bob woodward has had access for decades. >> the president tells his secretary, i'm not doing 10 years. i'm not doing long-term nation building. i am not spending a trillion dollars. when president obama finally agrees to add 30,000 troops in the short-term escalation, the pentagon asks for another 4500. that prompts the president to erupt "i'm done doing this." >> the united states of america does not quit once it starts on something. >> reporter: historians see president obama falling into the same struggle as his predecessor during vietnam. >> they all try to muddle through, rather than taking the politically risky but historically correct decision of getting out. >> reporter: according to woodward, president obama knows what happened in the past but doesn't see a clear path out of afghanistan.
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>> you can see exactly that anguish for barack obama. he can't seem to find an answer here. and he knows it's undermining everything he wants to do at home. >> president obama. he is focused on a strategy that would leave afghanistan stronger when the troops do come home. manuel gallegus, cbs news. >> an administration official says the debates in this book are already well known and insists the president comes off as a commander in chief who is strategic and decisive. the book hits store shelves next week. hollywood is getting involved in the cleanup in the gulf. actor kevin costner spent time. >> america deserves a no-nawnsz approach -- no-nonsense approach to spills. >> costner testified about his $895 oil spill disaster -- $895
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million oil spill disaster plan. the actor has also met with executives at bp, chevron, and gulf coast governors. tonight, a warning could be headed to your cell phone. they suggested mobile phone users attach warning messages to warn people not to use them while driving. tonight in health watch, some new findings about the benefits of playing video games. the study shows playing video games improves vision for adults with a lazy eye. researchers at the university of california berkeley found patient his better vision and 3- d perception, after spending 40 hours playing video games this. is a brain disorder that causes vision in one eye to develop improperly. until now, there were few treatments available for adults. a great reminder.
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great challenge. make sure you come out for the great prostate cancer challenge. this sunday, at johnny unitas stadium. for more information, log onto if you don't have dinner plans, for tomorrow night, we have a suggestion for you. make a reservation at a baltimore area restaurant. and at the same time, help others. ron matz has more on moveable feast's dining out for life. >> reporter: it's another busy day. at moveable feast in baltimore. the nonprofit is preparing just some of the 30,000 meals it delivers each month to those in need. >> we deliver meals to people who are homebound, living with hiv, or breast cancer. we deliver meals in baltimore city, five surrounding counties, and all along maryland's eastern shore to ocean city. >> reporter: moveable feast's 17th annual dining out for life starts tomorrow. >> we have over 50 restaurants, including 20 participating for
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lunch and dinner. ask three restaurants that are participating for breakfast, lunch and dinner. >> kimberly received meals from moveable feast. >> and it wasn't just the food she was bringing. it was the care. it was the compassion. it was the hug. it was the laughter. >> reporter: last year, more than 10,000 volunteers passed through these doors to help moveable feast. >> reporter: like gary, who is working today. >> it helps other people in the community. and it's -- i feel good about doing it. >> reporter: and you'll feel good tomorrow if you dine out for life. >> you have a great meal, great glass of wine. and you know that the money that you're raising, that these restaurants have so generously agreed to donate to moveable feast, you know that it's staying in your community. >> reporter: ron matz, wjz eyewitness news. >> and wjz is a proud sponsor of dining out for life. as part of our continuing community commitment. for a list of the more than 50
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participate participating restaurants, log onto a tight battle at the pro football challenge standings. jess at with more. it's a no-fix here, right? >> everybody keeps laughing at me. there's only three to separate the top four. and i'm still on top. i feel so funny doing these stories. i don't know how i do it. viv is in second place with 22 points. followed by bern wood, and stan saunders. and kyle kilbourne had 13 out of 16 correct and came closest. he wins a $25 best buy gift certificate. you can still sign up to play. click on the banner near the top of the home page. >> jess, feel free to gloat. you're jut putting -- just putting the competition. >> there's no rhyme or reason. i choose by places where i know
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people who live there. >> it's working. >> i don't know how. >> you can catch this exclusively. cleveland brown comes to town. that is sunday, live on wjz 13. and a special programming reminder. tonight is a series premiere of the new cbs show, the defenders. it stars jim belushi, and jerry o'connell as two las vegas attorneys who know how to work the town better than anybody. you can watch it tonight at 10:00, here on wjz 13. still ahead on eyewitness news. a chase like no other. what prompted this wild pursuit in florida? >> colorful hail. people in iowa now assessing the damage from a dangerous storm. why car dealerships are recovering as well. i'm bob turk. the first warning weather center. more heat to end the week. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. here's today's report from wall street. ♪
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building electric motors. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you. charm city had plenty to celebrate tonight. jessica kartalija, from m&t bank stadium, as the venue is awarded another major sporting event. >> m&t bank stadium is hosting
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two international soccer matches. as well as the stadium game earlier this month. being recognized more and more as a real, solid sport fan. now even more to cheer for as they are awarded the ncaa lacrosse championships. >> baltimore is a great spot. >> specializing in sports marketing. >> i know the ravens, it's very important to them and their developmental arm to bring these types of events to bring them back to ravens stadium. because it offers the fans, the communities, something other than just ravens games to attend. >> reporter: it includes the division 1, 2, and 3 division championships. and will mark the sixth time the event will be held at the stadium. more than 116,000 fans attended the tournament this past may, pouring $20 million into baltimore's economy. >> the lacrosse community need
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to understand it's a huge community, growing on an international level. it's a growing sport. and puts baltimore on the map in such a growing way. >> reporter: the ncaa men's lacrosse will also be held here on memorial day 2011. then it will leave before returning in 2014. at m&t bank stadium, i'm jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news. >> and m&t bank stadium first hosted the ncaa lacrosse tournament back in 2003. some storms in the region tonight. bob turk is in the weather center with a look at what we can expect tonight and the rest of the week. bob? >> those storms, you can see them right now. there's one across northeastern sections of baltimore county at perry hall. moved through york county. but it's weakened considerably. a few folks this evening will see shower and thunderstorm activity. there's another batch developing way off to the west. later tonight, maybe after 9:00, 10:00, we could still at least have a risk of shower
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across the region. forecast for tomorrow. another hot afternoon, with temperatures again close to 90 degrees. upper 80s. not quite as humid as this afternoon. and as we head for the rest of the week. friday -- well, we had the five- day forecast. i guess it disappeared. well, once again. tomorrow, temperatures going to be very, very warm. temperatures probably in some spots could get over the 90- degree mark. a few spots this afternoon did get that warm. there's your five-day forecast. as we head into friday. 92 degrees. 85. a little cooler on saturday. sunday, down to 70s. and a chance of some showers sunday night. and again, a good chance we'll have some rain here finally on monday. mary? >> all right, bob. thank you. and today's energy saver, have you heard of home performance with energy star? it ask a national program that is offered to all bge customers. rather than focus on a single problem, like leaky windows. they look at energy issues throughout your entire home.
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a certified home performance contractor will complete an energy audit of your home which includes diagnostic tests. for more information on how you can be an energy saver, go to and click on our special section on our home page. at least 33 people were killed and more than 42 are missing in southern china, after typhoon hit the area. it made landfall on the main land monday, one day after hitting taiwan. all of the deaths occurred in southern china's gone dong province. many have been evacuated. the storm destroyed some 1400 homes. giant hailstones pelted the cedar rapids area, damaging many cars into town. car dealerships are inspecting dealerships for damage. no injuries are reported. we're following breaking news in southwest baltimore. sky eye chopper 13 over the
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scene of a child, hit by a car. captain mike perry. above it with more for us. >> this is in the north element. in southwest baltimore. where a report of a 9-year-old girl struck by a vehicle. it's not clear which vehicle struck her. but we do know paramedics are here at the moment, rendering assistance to the girl who is in the back of the sport utility vehicle. at this point, police have not arrived on the scene. but we expect north elmont to be closed as police conduct their investigation. >> we continue to follow it. thank you. four suspects led police on a wild, high-speed chase. and it was all caught on tape, of course. the car chase ended when the suspect's car was spun out of control and crashed into a parked car once the suspect then continued on foot. he was tasered and apprehended by authorities. the remaining three suspects were removed from the car, and they were handcuffed. check in with eyewitness news at 6:00. for all new stories, denise has
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a preview coming up. nine american servicemen killed in a helicopter crash in afghanistan, including a former lacrosse star at the academy. tragedy, seen nearly 100 years after the titanic struck and sank. surprising revelations from family of a crewmember on how disasters could have been avoided. check in for these stories and more coming up at 6:00. ienls sports -- eyewitness sports is next. this is mark viviano, with the ravens in owings mills, where the focus is on flacco. and bouncing back from a bad loss from the bengals. we'll hear from his teammates and catch up with the orioles on the road and going for a sweep in boston. when eyewitness news continues. ,
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joe flacco is aware of the talk around town about his bad game in cincinnati. but says he's not going out of his way to tune in or read about it.
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flacco says he is focused on facing the cleveland browns. in fact, plent to work on after flacco had one of the worst games of his career am in the loss to the bengals. flacco and his teammates say there is no panic or worry. >> there was one game out of 16. and we got 14 left. and you know, in the long run, that one loss isn't going to matter too much. we expect to have a lot of wins and go out there and play a number of times. nobody likes it. i don't like it. the team doesn't like it. but you gotta get over it. >> we have great confidence in joe. i never, ever doubt his focus or his preparation. and i mean, he's got -- you know, he's got the stuff that it takes to be a quarterback, to be a great quarterback in this league. >> he's a winning quarterback. and i know that he's going to get the job done. i have full faith in him. if you decide to hand me the ball off, i'm going to make him hand it to me, too.
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>> they missed today's practice with injuries. they make room for the roster to back kerry williams. who is added after two-game suspension. ravens in action. in that home opener, right here. against the browns sunday. coverage kicking off at 1:00. baseball, the orioles' late- season surge. o's are going for a sweep of the red sox in boston tonight. speaking today, manager buck showalter defers credit. he is being humble. says the upturn is bound to happen. brad bergesen, another strong start. six innings. one run allowed. this game was tied. two on for ty wigginton. short fence for a three-run home run. that ignighted a late-inning blowout. a 9-1 win. road victories piled up. they have won 10 of 13 away
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from home. >> this has been a lot of fun. you know, these last two months, just the way we have been going about it. and you know, i feel like the team is competing on a daily basis. and any time you do that, it's definitely fun. >> how is a guy going to get me out? >> coming up next hour, the nascar championship race is thrown into reverse for last weekend's winner. news of a major points penalty. that's ahead on eyewitness news at 6:00. details coming up. >> getting down to the wire. >> thanks, mark. and still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. a 14-year-old harford county teenager is laid to rest. i'm weijia jiang, in joppa. next on wjz eyewitness news. how nearly 2,000 friends and family members came together to diabetes testing? it's all the same. nothing changes.
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coming up now on wjz eyewitness news at 6:00. animal abuse. a small dog killed. a controversial sentence for the baltimore man charged in the case. a plea in the deal of a beating of a fisherman. how much time will he serve? millions have been invested to increase this. but customers are a bit apprehensive. >> fall could be off to a
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stormy start. don't miss the updated first warning forecast. >> wjz at 6:00 starts now. senseless crime. a man beats a small dog to death. >> tonight, why some animal rights groups are angry about his sentence. hello, everybody. i'm denise koch. and i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about tonight. outraged animal lovers. a man given a controversial sentence after beating a dog to death. derek valcourt has more. >> the defendant claims he beat his small dog because it bit his wife in the hand. but the thing that has so many people angry


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