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but state health officials aren't ready to answer it just yet. the maryland department of health and mental hygiene, examines stent procedures from across the state. and their research led them to launch another investigation into a second hospital. but the state's health secretary isn't saying which one. once the state is done. and that becomes public. we'll let people know about it. st. joseph's medical center. they may have had unauthorized stents. stents are small devices that open blocked arteries. earlier, they spoke to these. >> i just want a full routine checkup. and i was really surprised when he told me that i had a blockage and he had put two
stents in. the state's investigation began as a broader look at how to prevent these types of things from happening in the future. >> are these occurring in other institutions? >> but they don't have the proper tools or even authority to prevent this from happening at other hospitals. they say its members are turning a microscope it themselves. saying in a statement, recent allegations of misuse raised red flags that have spurred caregivers across the state to take a hard look at how they can improve their care processes, including hospitals. and some have vowed to fight for new regulation. and they'll fight future possible cases of medical fraud. derek valcourt. and of course, we'll stay on top of this investigation. and bring you new information as soon as it's released.
off the streets. dna helps crack a sexual assault. back on june 26th, a woman was assaulted. on tuesday, police arrested lamont garrison. police say he matched a suspect's description. and police say dna evidence linked him to the crimes. he faces a number of counts, including first-degree sex offense. and two counts of second-degree assault. he is being held without bond tonight. denise, back to you. the investigation continue toss determine if garrison is responsible for any other sex crimes in that area. right now, a dangerous serial armed robber is on the loose. wjz is live in columbia.
>> they are not saying how much he's collected but they are saying that he could strike at any moment. the fbi is looking for this man who they say has been in a crime spree. >> each of these robberies. he has covered up. facially. so it's really difficult to identify these individuals. when we just simply don't know who they are. investigators say the suspect is working alone, targeting large chain restaurants. demanding cash from employees. mostly from maryland. hit being up businesses in anne arundel, carol, baltimore, harford, carroll, and montgomery counties. the fbi says the suspect
whipped out a handgun during the robberies. most recently, it was here at this applebee's. >> carol has worked at the bob evans for 13 years. >> i'm very frightened. you don't know what he's looking at, what he's going to do. >> each case, the witnesses described the robber as a man 6'tall, 250 pounds. distinct blue or green eyes and a very deep voice. if anyone has seen an individual who is possibly talked about these crimes or bragged about these crimes or has the features that we already went over, that will be extremely helpful. and to protect the investigation, fbi agents are not talking about what time of day these attacks happened or whether anyone has been injured. they are offering a $10,000 reward for good information
that leads to the suspect. special agents are asking anyone with information to call the fbi at 410-265-8080. all calls are confidential. an accident involving a bus. captain mike perry with more. mike? we are in park heights. an mta bus has collided with a sport utility vehicle. apparently with some injuries on the bus. we see at least three medical units on the scene now. several more have just left. it is unclear how serious the people on board the bus are injured. northbound, looks like park heights, south of northern parkway. expect delays in the area. back to you. captain mike perry live in sky eye k407er 13. it was an unforgettable sight. a tractor-trailer goes through
the guardrail of the chesapeake. now, they have reached a lawsuit in the august 2008 accident. 57-year-old john short died after he swerved his tractor- trailer to avoid hitting an oncoming car. it plummeted into the water 30 feet below. his family has received $100,000 from the other driver's insurance policy. that young woman is now married and living in alaska. many die in motorcycle accidents. and a new study finds african americans are more likely to die than their white counterparts. >> reporter: well, vic, they looked at 88,000 accidents from 700 trauma centers. and the results stood out in black and white. >> reporter: study shows this white rider has a better chance of survival after the crash than a black rider with the same injury. in fact, black riders have 1 1/2 times the death rate
following a crash than whites. we spoke with the hopkins author today from boston. >> if you have a black patient and a white patient, and they both have the same your -- injuries after a motorcycle crash, the black patient has a 50% increased chance. or i guess you should say, increased risk of dying. >> 30% more black riders wear helmets. >> even though the black or african american patients are wearing helmets more commonly, they still had worst outcomes. the cause could be linked to overall healthcare for blacks. >> wearing a helmet is a good thing. unfortunately, though, it's not good if you enough for the black patients. and it may be something that to to do with the kind of motorcycles they're riding. some may ask, why look at race in the first place. >> unless we point out and understand where there are
problems, we won't ever be able to fix them. >> they're still studying this and training for african american drivers might be the answer. or they could look to the english model, which is in if you want to ride a powerful bike, you first have to have experience on a less powerful model. reporting live from eyewitness news. back to you on tv hill. people across parts of the state are cleaning up, following powerful storms last night. sky eye chopper 13 scouted out damage. at the height of the storm, over 18,000 customers were without power. but at last check, over 500 people are still without power. let's take a live look outside with the weather tonight. sunny, unseasonably warm afternoon. will it stay as hot to end the week? wjz is live. bob is in the weather center, updating the weather. >> looks like tomorrow is the blowtorch. we only got to 89 today.
take a look at radar. there is nothing around. there was one little tiny shower north of d.c. actually, down to 84 now. but tomorrow, we'll get back up again. today's temperatures. our weather, by the way, is 98 today. it only got to 89. our average high is only 76. average low is the very pleasant 54. now, tomorrow's record high is 95. set again in 1970. that was a warm year. tomorrow, about 92. maybe as high as 94 across the region. so we'll be close to those records. big cooling coming. we'll have a look at the forecast coming up. a maryland teenager testifies before congress about the dangers of sports-related concussions. 240,000 are reported each year. and too many students try to shake it off. jessica kartalija has more on this. >> reporter: pediatricians
believe developing brains of children and teens are more vulnerable to injury than adults. that's why there is a push to educating school staff and parents. >> reporter: allison, second from the left, testifies on capitol hill, urging congress to consider a bill, establishing standards for student athletes who get concussions. >> i jumped up. had a kick to the right side of the head. i don't remember about falling. >> reporter: she suffered a debilitating concussion. >> headaches lingered. and i began to forget things. not just day to day, but morning to evening or even moment to moment. >> reporter: the bill, called protecting student athletes from concussions act, would require students who suffer concussion, undergo strict evaluation being allowed -- before being allowed to play again.
>> students can suffer serious problems without even a hit to the head. anything that causes acceleration or decelebration -- decelleration of the skull can jostle the brain enough to cause concussion. >> reporter: a study found more than 400,000 concussions occurred in high school sports between 2005 and 2008. and while the bill is being considered, schools are already taking action. >> we're much more prepared this year than last year. and a lot of it has to do strictly with just education. >> if passed, the bill would require schools to educate coaches, students and parents on the dangers of concussions. >> several states have already passed laws, relating to sports- related concussions. the fda makes a decision about the future of the diabetes drug avandia. looks like an armored
vehicle. they really smell when you crush them. and they're driving people crazy in their houses. i'll tell what you is invading maryland. that's coming up next. good living. the new luxury apartments in towson has the entire community continuing to get a facelift. and looking forward to the weekend. will it still feel like summer? don't miss the updated first warning forecast. that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. 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.
more. days after the nearly abandoned towson complex was auctioned off, a new apartment complex was auctioned. and officials are ready for more luxury. developers and county officials are standing inside this building. it is called the palisades of towson. 351 studio. they're filled with amen its, including custom closet organizing systems. bamboo flooring. kohler fixtures in bathrooms. and an automated parking garage that parks your car for you. >> all of this in the heart of towson. today, we're taking another giant step forward in the renaissance of towson and changed the skyline of this community with the opening of this new, beautiful apartment complex. on tuesday, towson saw what
doesn't happen. shoppers now lured to the luxury ring in towson town center. developers and county officials are betting on it. almost. 500 million have taken place. apartments for the palisades start at just over $1200 a month for a studio and go up to 2400 for a two-bedroom apartment. we are told all of the utilities are included in the recent. and the appliances are energy star. dr. earl richardson. he was the 11th president serving from 1984 to 2010.
he says the state of the art library is a testament to all of the hard work of everyone at morgan. >> when i accept had more honor, i do not accept this honor as something great for earl richardson. i could not have done whatever i did without the effort. and without the support of each of you. they are crawling up the side of houses. they are wig lin into your home. there is a sudden invasion of stink bugs in maryland. they look like a little tank. if you disturb them or crush them, they really do stink
stink bugs are congregating. >> i had like 40 in my bedroom. they seem to sneak? through the windows somehow. and my kids are like, get the bugs out. we don't want the bugs. every time i went upstairs. it was worse and worse and worse and worse. what are you going to do? >> well, we stripped the room. bombed it. sealed it up. these bugs have got to go. this stink bug has not made it to america. but by leaping onto cars, they are spreading and now are in maryland. their population is growing exponeptially. >> each female produces her 20 or 15 eggs. and there's nothing keeping these eggs from growing and thriving. >> this species has no predators in the u.s. now that it's getting colder,
the stink bug wants to come inside and get warm and cozy. >> at chapman gardens, the bugs have been setting off the moapgz alarms, 4 to 5 times every night. >> there are hundreds around here. they fly. they land on you. >> what's the best weapon against the stink bug? according to some experts, it's a vacuum cleaner. but they warn people, if the bugs get crushed while being sucked in, your vacuum will end up smelling. >> just tried to hit them and my hand smelt horrible. there's here's the good thing. stink bugs don't bite. they don't spread disease. but they can be harmful. i'm too easy. >> cicadas. let's take a look at temps around the region.
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seems like these bugs have been around for a long time. >> they'll love that heat tomorrow. what they probably don't like is temperatures in the 20s and 30s. and that's going to take a while to get there. we typically may have frost by the 15th or 20th of october. so maybe there's cold days coming. they'll probably be going inside your house to keep warm. still plenty of sun and a few clouds. 84. it did drop a little bit the last hour. it's still 90 in cumberland. 89, washington. and hagerstown. these places got in the low 90s today. 73 at ocean city. 79 in elkton. dew point at 66. a little on the spiffy side. and tomorrow, it's going to be hot and humid pretty much all day long. winds out of the southeast. coming more out of the south and southwest tomorrow. that will really bring in the heat. all kinds of records set tomorrow. lots of places in kentucky,
tennessee, the carolinas. 95 to almost 100 degrees in a couple of spots. pretty amazing stuff for this late in the year. to our west is a pretty strong front. most of the activity, most of the rain, however, is going to pass to our north. the actual front will come through the region and shift our wind. drop temperatures on saturday. around noontime, i think the front will come through just with a few clouds. but saturday afternoon, the temperatures will start to drop as the winds go back to the northwest. a new, cool air mass moves in. saturday night be very pleasant. and sunday night, if you're heading out to the game here in baltimore. it will be pleasantly cool, football weather. only in the low to mid-70s. so the heat comes in tomorrow. by saturday afternoon, it's pushed off to the east, as cooler weather moves in. let's go back to the tropics. tropical storm matthew at 5:00, was just a tropical storm named. it's going to move very slowly, across the extreme southern caribbean. probably just along the coast
there along nicaragua. and it may become a category 1 storm monday and tuesday. this is actually the tuesday position. it may head off to the northeast, towards florida. it may head into the gulf. by that point, look how big that cone is. you just don't know. we'll have to watch matthew carefully over the next week, week and a half. south wind on the bay. bay temp, around 74. tonight, mild night. secure to -- 64 to about 72 in the city. maybe fog by morning. and tomorrow, back up. low to perhaps mid90s. with a lot of sunshine. just going to be a hot afternoon. and rather humid as well. saturday, cools down. sunday, with a game much, much cooler. >> football weather. thank you, bob. still to come tonight on wjz rae eyewitness news -- wjz eyewitness news. dumpster dive. how a robber nearly lost his life. i'm ron matz in mount vernon. need a good read?
we'll tell what you is cooking. the story coming up here on wjz's eyewitness news. horrible crime. three members of a connecticut family, raped and murdered. shocking testimony that had the victims agency family member -- victims' family members breaking down in court. this is mark viviano. the ravens defense has been in court. and they look to blow open the browns' home opener. and a most unexpected outstanding play by an oriole. you have to see it to understand what i mean. it's ahead when eyewitness news continues. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
it is just before 6:30. 84 degrees and sunny. good evening, everyone. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. jeff glor reports for wjz with more details on the horrible crime. the latest testimony about the murder of jennifer michaela, and haley petit, paints the picture of a simple robbery gone horribly wrong.
on wednesday, a police detective gave a gripping account of a detective given by steven hayes. hayes quickly recounted how things got, quote, out of control. >> this is very powerful testimony. because these are the words of the defendant himself. as to the savagery that these two imposed on this family. >> reporter: hayes told police that accomplice joshua comosarjevski. he began beating petit. and there was blood all over the place. petit spoke. >> oorpghtd painful day for the petit and hawkins family. >> reporter: it was the explanation of the rapes that was most chilling. hayes said he escorted jennifer hawk-petit to the bank, where she withdrew $15,000. and when she return said, the other suspect had already sexually assaulted 11-year-old michaela.
and he told him to, quote, have sex with the mother to square things up. she was later strangled to death. >> hayes was trying to point to the codefendant and say he was the bad guy. he was the worst one. >> reporter: jurors saw surveillance video of hayes purchasing gas that prosecutors say was used to set the house on fire, trying to cover up the act. he found soot in michaela's voice box, airways and lungs, showing it took several minutes for her to pass away. >> when the medical examiner took the stand, william petit and other family members left the courtroom. details of his family said it was too much for them. less than three hours of the execution of a woman in virginia in more than a century. this death penalty case is creating international controversy. >> reporter: 41-year-old teresa louis is set to die by leth an
injection at 9:00 tonight. all of her legal appeals have been exhausted. and the u.s. supreme court in virginia and the governor refuses to intervene. she is accused of i've hiring a hitman to kill her husband and stepson in 2002. tests show she is border line mentally disabled. the fight to save her life has stretched overseas. denise, back to you. >> thank you, mary. the execution will be first of a woman since 1912. texas held the most recent execution of a woman in 2005. president obama uses a second address to the united nations to ask the world to back the mideast peace process. manuel gallegus reports. iran's president also gave a speech. >> reporter: president obama is calling on world leaders to step up and lend a hand to the middle east peace process. >> peace must be made by
israelis and palestinians. but each of us has a responsibility to do our part as well. >> reporter: the president urged friends of israel to accept the palestinian state. and asked arab nations to support the palestinian authority, politically and financially. president obama says u.s.-led negotiations can produce results if the international community sets aside decades of division and pessimism. >> when we come back here next year, we can have an agreement that will lead to a new member of the united nations. an independent, sovereign state of palestine, living in peace with israel. >> the hall welcomed hose words with applause. though israel's seat sat empty, during a jewish holiday. >> reporter: president obama was able to highlight progress on other weighty, global issues. >> reporter: working with other nations, the president said the u.s. is waging a more effective war against terrorism and securing nuclear weapons. he told iran, it must obey international law.
>> the iranian government must demonstrate a clear and credible commitment. and confirm to the world the peaceful intent of its nuclear program. >> reporter: iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad is addressing the general assembly this afternoon. manuel gallegus, cbs news, the united nations. >> president obama also tout the u.s. role in pull the global economy back from the brink. funeral plans are set for a maryland naval officer killed in a helicopter crash in afghanistan. brendan loony was one of nine service members killed when the blackhawk crashed early ther week. -- earlier this week. his funeral is set for next friday at saint john the baptist roman catholic church. police are searching for two suspects responsible for a robbery. it happened just before 2:00 this morning in glen burnie. two victims on a moped say a suspect in a dodge stratus
knocked them over. and another man got out of the car and took the moped. the victims were not seriously hurt. time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in the baltimore sun. a project to fix a bridge. a guide to this weekend's baltimore book festival. and best bay area sports bars. for these stories and much more, read tomorrow's baltimore sun. remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. if you're looking for a good read, mount vernon is the place to be this weekend. it's the 15th annual baltimore book festival. ron matz reports. music, food and a chance to meet the voices. there's a lot going on near the washington monument. you'll want a front-row seat. >> they're right in the area tomorrow.
>> mayor stephanie rawlings- blake told me she plans to bring her daughter, too. >> they're going to have a story become parade. and they will have a uniform versus monster. theatrical performance. of course, whether it's a fairy tale or mystery, books are the stars. but there's a lot more cooking this weekend. >> there are cooking demonstrations with the cookbook authors. there's food, music, children's activities. they're hands-on things you can do. >> reporter: last year, the festival had a 4.5-million- dollar impact. >> we're looking forward to that. and we just had a baby. so the children's book stand is over there. so we are looking forward to buying some children's books. >> you'll have the chance to meet more than 300 authors this weekend. and it all starts friday at noon. >> we're known to be a sports town. now we're a book town. and 15 years of bringing some
of the best authors from around the country, here to baltimore. and this year is no exception. >> reporter: in mount vernon, ron matz, wjz eyewitness news. for complete baltimore book festival schedule, log onto wjz.com. and click on the local news section. well, we know the mayor is going to be there having fun. >> yes. still to come. a pledge to america. what republicans want to do to help you during these tough times. stranded whales. dozens of the animals washed up on the beaches of new zealand. the desperate effort to save them and why it may be happening. bob turk in the first warning weather center. hot friday, but much cooler day coming for the weekend. and wjz is always on. here are the top stories. for updates and the day's news, log onto wjz.com. ,,,,,,
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wild. taxing city storm water systems. and many residents are being asked to leave. flooding in seal county has forced the evacuation of several homes. and city officials are asking residents to restrict water usage. firefighters are on the scene to help homeowners. while there have been no reports of injuries. several roads and schools. wound up in a dumpster and things got each worse. -- got even worse. alexis christoforous has the story. >> reporter: here's the view from the windshield. as police race to the scene in ohio. they're headed to rescue a be robbery suspect who got himself into a tight spot. >> he is in the trash trap. he said it was compacted. >> reporter: the trouble began at a wal-mart, where officers were called about a break-in. they think james michael brienzo was running from the scene when he chose the wrong place to hide. right after his dumpster dive,
a trash compactor arrived and went right to work. brienzo called a friend. and that friend called police. >> he was in a lot of pain. he had been compacted several times. he was begging us to dump the trash. >> they dumped the crash and brienzo was in the pile. >> the suspect accused of trying to sale about $1,000 worth of merchandise from wal- mart. with five weeks to the midterm elections, republican leaders rolled out a plan to show voters what a republican congress would do. they unveiled the pledge to america at a small lumber company in virginia. their proposals, include cutting $100 million from the budget and repealing the obama healthcare plan. republicans need to win 40 seats to take control of the house. in tonight's wjz healthwatch. stringent restrictions have been placed on the popular
diabetes drug avanda. they-- avandia. they ruled that it may be a safety concern for people. anyone currently taking the drug will have to sign a waiver. more than 2.6 million prescriptions for avandia were filled last year. katie couric has a preview of what's coming up tonight on the cbs evening news. he's in charge of our economic recovery. how is it going? tonight, i'll speak with treasury secretary timothy geithner in an exclusive interview. only on the cbs evening news. here's a look at tonight's closing numbers from wall street. ,,,,,,,,
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it is another warm evening. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bob is updating the five-day forecast. pufirst, -- but first, a look at what we can expect tomorrow. temperatures will get close to the record, which is 95. upper 60s to low 70s. we did see some rain yesterday. now, as we head into the weekend, changes.
cooling down to 83. 51 on saturday. and much nicer afternoon. low humidity. really much cooler on sunday. 73. 76, chance of showers late monday and a chance of more showers. 76 maybe a little cooler on tuesday. >> all right. thank you, bob. a reminder. the great prostate challenge is this sunday. you can run a five-k race or walk at johnny unitas. all part of wjz's continuing community commitment. and for more information, log onto wjz.com. and speaking of stars, you just had marty's picture there. i guess that's the connection there. speaking of stars. yes, stars. bieber fever is finally here on cbs. justin bieber's acting debut on csi prime is set to debut tonight. >> reporter: the new season of "csi" kicks with a bang.
with teenage heartthrob justin bieber. >> he's got an enormous following. and he's adorable. very talented. >> i think it will be cool for fans. >> where is your gun, your badge? are you off work or something? >> it opens with a different audience in the show. >> this is going to make it different. >> no audience what that might not -- audience that might not know me. it works both way. better hurry. >> what's it like to play a troubled teen on thursday night's biggest show? >> my problem was working with george. >> i needed to get this as soon as possible. >> he was really cool, really nice. kind of helped me get into my character. >> what are you going to do? give the kid a lollipop? >> reporter: making the move from music to tv clearly has its challenges. >> they're going to kill him, aren't they? >> don't miss the season
we're counting down to sunday. >> speaking of counting, happy birthday to coach john harbaugh cleveland browns are coming in. they don't know who the quarterback is. starter jake del hom has a sprained ankle. lost in the conversation about how much the ravens' offense has been struggling, maybe you missed just how good the defense has been it's the only in the nfl. has not slowed down the this one. >> that's how long you play the game. defensively. and any time, you hear all of these injuries here. for us, it's always next man up. >> you just try to get back. >> and the city of baltimore is
used to seeing us play. and you can do that. >> they do a lot on thursday. create a lot of turnovers. and so, you know, that's the only thing i can say about them. everybody knows it's a good defense, great defense. and we just gotta control what we can on the offense side. >> sergio kindle won't be playing. he is a second-round pick from the university of texas. suffered a serious head injury in a do meftic -- domestic accident. he can watch and cheer. fans are watching like you on tv. see the ravens and the browns. coverage comes your way sunday at 1:00. in baseball now, washington nats team president sam castin announces he is resigning after 4 1/2 years on the job. castin was not specific about his reasons for leaving. nats are headed for a third
straight finish. orioles team president andy macphail has another year on his contract. and might show off his skills in boston last night. foul ball. bare-handed makes the grab. even buck showalter had to be impressed with that. o's resume the final road trip of the season in toronto, tomorrow night. milestone in toronto today, where the blue jays strike seattle. and one of the most unexpected power surges in history. today, connecting for has 50th home run of the year, he is just the 26th player in history to hit 60 in a year. 16 home runs was the most he had played before. he's played for five different teams, including the orioles in 2004. jose batista's homer was the only run. and a 1-0 jays victory. finally, college football color commentary. they painted the practice field blue in preparation to the
team's record at boise state. you see, boise has the blue football field. so oregon state mostly to have fun, created its own version. and not to be outdone. check out the new turf at eastern washington. a brand-new, white and red turf. the eagles field was paid for by eastern washington alum, michael russ. and heex tramoney lying around. and they got a red field for it. >> is it natural turf? >> no. it's the artificial like at ravens stadium. >> and you can color it any color you want. ,,,,,,,, old gibbs canning company.
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e-tonight, if you have private health insurance or plan to buy it, the rules have just changed. the most sweeping reforms ever. what they'll mean to you. i'm katie couric. all tonight, republicans are out to overturn those reforms. it's part of what they're calling a pledge to america. 7 it's something they hope will help them win back the house. and can anyone rescue or school children from a system that's failing them? >> i want to go to school. >> couric: the controversial documentary" waiting for superman." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. six months after president obama signed health care reform into law, some of its key provisions kicked in today, changes that affect the 194 million americans who have private insurance and anyone planning to buy