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vehicle collided with a telephone pole. the other vehicle spun out onto magnolia avenue. initially, we reported that an atf agent was taken out of the suv. it is not clear whether that was the case now. but we do know that one atf agent was taken to shock trauma, with nonlife- threatening judiciaries. several other people -- injuries. several other people who were taken on into custody were also transported to the local area hospital. their condition appeared to be good at this time. patapsco, closed about a block either side. and now we're seeing even several more people taken into custody. it is not clear exactly what all of these people were arrested for. at least two dozen federal agents and tactical officers from the office of the tactical firearms. remains un -- ongoing. and we'll keep you update the. >> thank you. we'll bring you more information razz it becomes available.
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our other top story tonight, calls for increased security after a couple is murdered outside the arundel mills mall. their suspected killer is later shot to death by police. wjz is live at arundel mills. mike hellgren speaks to worried people who live and work in the area. mike? >> reporter: mary, this was especially frightening because there were so many people at the time. it happened in the parking lot. and police say the young shooter had recently gotten out of prison. one big question tonight. how did he abtoin -- obtain an ak47? >> reporter: the brazen violence at arundel mills over the weekend, has shaken shoppers. police say 22-year-old james coleman, a man with a violent history, shot two people to death outside the packed dave and busters restaurant. >> i do live in the community. and it was very -- it was very disturbing. >> it's shocking. >> well, yeah, i definitely have concerns about security. i probably wouldn't go there after dark for a while anyway. >> reporter: within hours, police tracked coleman to a house, where he came out with
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an ak-47 and another weapon and shot an officer in the face. that officer is expected to make a full recovery. >> he started round after round on the ak. >> those remains accused of killing reuncleared. >> now that we know it wasn't random, i am not too scared. but i don't want to come here alone. >> reporter: violence comes just before the start of the holiday shopping season. and as concerns over building security, where the new casino is expected to open. it's expected to draw thousands of new customers to the area. >> it's very frightening. especially with the upcoming holidays. you just have to be very careful and be aware of your surroundings. >> reporter: police tell wjz that tips from witnesses led them to coleman. the victims were 25 and 30 years old, both from prince george's county. reporting live at arundel hills, mike hellgren, wjz
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eyewitness news. >> in a statement, arundel representatives said that they are working with police and their thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims. a man tries to abduct a teenager this morning on her walk to school. police say the suspect reached out of his vehicle and tried to pull the 15-year-old inside. the victim broke free and ran to severna park high. the suspect was driving a dark green two-door pickup, with tinted windows. anyone with information should call police. the leader of the children's charity linked to the penn state sex scandal is resigning. >> reporter: the president of the second mile charity steps down. this comes a week after second mile founder and former penn state assistant football coach, jerry sandusky was charged with abusing children he met through that charity. tonight, we are also learning the judge who allowed sandusky to go free on bail, volunteered
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for sandunky's charity, but never disclosed that information. many are upset that he is out on bail because he lives right next to an elementary school. >> reporter: the scandal led to the firing of football coach joe paterno and several other top penn state officials. police say they it didn't do enough to stop the suspected abuse when it was reported to them in 2002. >> reporter: in the alleged cover-up at penn state could lead to tougher laws here in maryland. right now, failing to report child abuse is punishable by a fine. wjz talks about the potential changes. adam? >> reporter: well, kai, you might think that a bill like this would be too controversial. one state lawmaker is accusing the teachers union of putting pedophiles before pupils. >> reporter: penn state officials knew about child sex allegations but failed to tell authorities. now, representative nancy jacobs wants to make failing to
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report this a crime. >> i think it's a matter of protecting their own. and you know, i'm just astounded that the teachers union would protect the pedophile. >> do you find it offensive? >> absolutely. it's outrageous. >> reporter: the state education association accuses senator jacobs of politicizing a tragedy. but they admit, they're not sure if they support the criminal penalties. >> i think it's difficult to legislate by headlines. i don't know what that legislation would look like. >> current maryland law requires health practitioners, police officers, educators and social workers workers to notify law enforcement agencies. >> reporter: under that current law, teachers who don't report abuse cannot face this. but they cannot face criminal charges. >> reporter: what happened at penn state is a very public example of what is happening on a very regular basis here in maryland, as well as every other state across the country. where people witness abuse and they don't report it. >> reporter: details of this
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new bill are still being worked out right now. i can tell you that in some other states like alabama, failing to report child abuse can read to up to six months in jail. reporting live, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> adam, thank you. right now, lawyers and clergy members are exempt from reporting the law if the conversation is considered privileged. the man at the center of the 2010 robocall controversy is preparing to fight for his freedom. wjz is live. derek valcourt has more on the allegations and henson's defense. >> hnson maintains his innocence and has said in the past, he is protected by freedom of speech. >> reporter: it was a little more than a year ago, when phones were ringing on election night. robocalls from the campaign of republican gubernatorial candidate went to registered democrats, hinting there was no need to go vote. >> i'm calling to let everyone
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know that governor o'malley and president obama have been successful. we're okay. relax. everything is fine. the only thing is to watch on tv tonight. >> reporter: nothing in that call was not true. >> reporter: politico consultant julius henson admitted he was behind the ad. but he disputes allegations by the state prosecutor's office, that the ads violated election laws, amounted to voter suppression, and failed to disclose who paid for the calls as required am. >> the state prosecutors and the attorney general of the united states should read the constitution. the speech clause in the constitution says that political speech is free. that they cannot control the content. >> reporter: researcher byron warnkin said henson's free speech defense may not hold up. >> it seems seems to me that
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they have pretty strong evidence that these robocalls were for the purpose of dissuading people from their right to vote. i don't think you have a first amendment right to that. >> reporter: if convicted on all charges, henson faces the possibility of up to 11 years in prison. former governor bob ehrlich's campaign manager, bob suric, faces similar charges. he will go to trial later this month. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> prosecutors have said there was no indication of wrongdoing on the part of former governor bob ehrlich. it's a blue monday for ravens fans after an upset loss in seattle. tonight, more questions remain about that defeat. wjz is live at the ravens practice facility. sports director mark viviano speaks with the team and the fans. how are you doing, kai? it was a contentious press conference today in owings mills. as john harbaugh was pretty upset to have to answer questions to his team's psyche.
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and he did speak today, following the latest twist in a ravens roller coaster season that was on such a high a week ago, after a win over pittsburgh. >> what a look of disbelief on john harbaugh's face. >> reporter: hard to believe, another loss to another inferior team. but a couple of critical fumbles by david reed, returning kickoff, and a couple of missed field goals by billy cun dif. plus, an overall lack of execution and urgency, add up to the seahawks being the better bird for this team. the ravens lay another egg after a big win. and they're scrambling to explain why. >> to come in here and not be able to get that game separation when you really have a good shot to do that. it doesn't feel good. but at the same time, we know that we have room to improvement. we know we have to improve. and we've got a couple of good games coming up in a short amount of time. and we have to be able to rebound and come back strong. >> we know you the fans don't
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feel good. and we asked you, with our fan cam, why can't the ravens play their best against bad teams? >> seems like we changed our game plan. like we're not consistent. >> ego and overconfidence. >> they don't have the same level of preparedness. what they need to do is go into that game like they are playing against the steelers again. >> reporter: some apologized to the players after the loss. coach john harbaugh spoke to the team today. >> i'm not a psychologist. i think what you do is you look at football. you know, you look at what you can do better as a football team. we did not play well. just go back. i'm surprised they haven't got questions about the game. you know? what happened in the game? that's what you look at. >> well, hard to believe. but the ravens still very much appear to be a favorite to go to the super bowl to represent the afc. you ask, how is that possible? no one else in the conference appears to be any better. you can read about it in my blog and send in your comments.
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we'll have more here in owings mills coming up later on. back to you for now. >> the ravens are preparing for a key divisional showdown. catch all of the action this sunday at 1:00, live here on wjz 13. we are bummed. we are bummed. but at least we could go outside and enjoy beautiful weather today. that is just a spectacular shot from sky eye chopper 13. it is a mild, beautiful evening across maryland. and our temperatures even climbed into the mid-70s today. let's check in with bob turk. he's tracking our updated conditions and this unusual warm weather. bob? >> pretty amazing. take a look at radar. as you saw a few clouds developing to the west of us. nothing around here. but up to our north and northwest. that's where the shower activity is. even thunder across portions of indiana. do expect to see clouds on the increase. we'll probably see some rain moving in here by late, late tomorrow night. good chance here on wednesday. but take a look at these temperatures we had today. 74 degrees.
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the normal high now is down to 57. and the record, we were pretty close. 1989. 77 degrees. no-vember. certainly doesn't feel like it. we'll take a look at the forecast coming up. a developing story from owings mills at this hour. county executive kevin caminitz is talking about wegman's. it will be built at the corner of reisterstown reisterstown and paintersville road. they will be part of a new development called foundry row. my guess is, they might get a few customers every now and then. >> i think so. and you know, this is on the heels of their saying they're going to redo the owings mills mall. lots happening out there for sure. baltimore's newest luxury hotels opens indoors. we'll take you inside the fourth season harbor east. protestors kicked out. is it the end of the occupy movement. how fed up police are taking action around the country.
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incredible rescue. i'm jessica kartalija, here at camden yards, how a professional baseball player kidnapped his home, safe and sound. and what this means for his career next. it is nice for now. so nice for now. but what's in store for the rest of the week? bob has more on his updated forecast. [ dennis ] juggling insurance policies at different companies... is a pain. but with allstate, bundling policies is easy and can save you money. you should try this instead. thank you...yeah... now she should be an allstate agent. shop less. get more. make one call to an allstate agent. [ female announcer ] introducing the allstate auto + life discount.
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police made five more arrests today in the capture of wilson ramos. he was freed over the weekend after being held hostage for two days. jessica kartalija reports with new details of his dramatic rescue. >> reporter: two seasons in the majors, and the big league contract made nationals catcher wilson ramos a target back home
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in venezuela. the 24-year-old was kidnapped in his hometown last wednesday. >> where they were holding me captive was a very remote place, basically a jungle. and see, i was praying to god to bring me home safely to my family. >> reporter: friends at home held vigils, begging for his release. police tracked down the farm where ramos was being held. after a dramatic gun fight, he was rescued. >> i am very happy for the rescue operation to carry out. >> reporter: it isn't uncommon for professional baseball players to return home to their country to play winter ball. ramos says despite what happens, he will play for a team in ven zale -- venezuela. >> he said, we are thrilled to hear reports that he is rescued. we are eager to say how many all over the world have been waiting for this news. ramos says his kidnappers told him they were going to demand a large ransom for his safe return. >> and that was jessica
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kartalija reporting. since 2004, at least three major league players from venezuela had relatives kidnapped. if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check on the roads with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. hi, kai of hi, everyone. things continue to slow down there. on the harrisburg expressway, we have delays continuing from shawan road to belfast. as far as the beltway goes, on the top side outer loop, we have an accident there between the harrisburg expressway and the jones falls expressway. really beginning to tie things up in both directions. as far as the north side of the inner loop, slow this from charles street to perring parkway. about 15 minutes to get through. and delays continue on the southwest of the inner loop from the harbor tunnel through way to the bw parkway. let's take a live look. you can see the delays there. that's because of the accident there on the top side. this traffic report is brought to you by bill's carpet, hardwood and laminate, too. you can call them at 1-eight
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r877- -- 1-877-75-bills. harbor east opened its doors for the fourth time today. they invited the public in to sample the luxury, as it welcomes its first overnight guest. >> reporter: the glass on the $200 million building gleams, which means the majority of the four seasons hotel rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and a view of the inner harbor. >> absolutely gorgeous. a wonderful, wonderful addition to our city. >> reporter: this marks the development of the very last parcel of harbor east. >> they saw that this new property could be an urban resort. >> reporter: harbor east development has brought in more than 600,000 jobs to the area, including the latest venture to open its doors. >> this is a ribbon-cutting day, celebrating close to 300 new jobs in our city. and i think that deserves another round of applause. >> reporter: the four seasons design is getting arc laids as well, from the infinity swimming pool that is kept at a
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comfortable 80 degrees in the fall and winter, to the 10,000 square foot spa, which includes these heated tile lounge chairs chairs and 11 treatment rooms. the salt scrub and massage starts at $355. rooms start at $300 a night, an introductory rate. >> reporter: but this room is the royal suite. all 2800 square feet is not for everyone. just anyone who can afford the jaw-dropping $6,000 a night. >> not too shabby, huh? the hotel also features the restaurant and wisdom by michael nina. another restaurant is to open in february. >> yes. >> note to self. stay at the four seasons. >> yes. yes. save your money, right? >> yes. save a lot of it. >> that harbor east is incredible. >> gorgeous. what a gorgeous day for the opening today as well. let's take a look at temperatures out there.
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72 still. south/southwest winds at 12. barometer holding steady. come back and take a look at another warm day after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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at the science center down there. it got up to 77 degrees. now, that officially is the record high, but that was set at the airport. that got up to 74. just a little shy of the record. pretty amazing stuff. take a look at temps around the region. with generally clear skies. 72 now. after 5:00, 62, ocean city. still 75 at last report from the cumberland area. 77. 63 in oakland. and a 65 up in elkton. the dew points pretty low still, at 50 degrees, which means tonight's low, probably in the 50s overnight. tonight, 68 in bel air. and westminster. 73, at last report coming in at kent island. and annapolis at 73. d.c. at 71. southerly, southwesterly winds, keep the air warm. it was warm yesterday, with chicago at 70. that warm air now across our
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region. and chicago is beginning to cool down. they've dropped into the 50s. mainly because of cloud cover. they have a front to the north, which is slowly going to sink southward. maybe a shower can sneak in from the west. looks like for the most part, we'll see partly to mostly cloudy overnight. and across new york state. slowly but surely, a front is going to sink across our region late tomorrow night. that's when we expect to see the rain moving in with that front. low pressure to our north. but along that front, low pressure expected to develop. and that will give us a really good shot of decent rain here on wednesday. maybe half inch to as much as an inch of rain during the day on wednesday. now, once that low passes, it will quickly clear out. and that's when cooler, dryer air moves in. thursday, a lot cooler. friday, end of the week, just like last week, it will turn significantly cooler. but tomorrow, winds gentlemanly
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becoming northwest late in the day and tomorrow night, with a gust of 20 knots and small craft advisory through the morning. because of the winds tonight, the bay temp around 55 degrees. so tonight, clouds beginning to increase. maybe a sprinkle or shower overnight. 53 for a low. tomorrow, back up in the mid- to upper 60s. a lot of clouds. maybe a passing shower. the rain and drizzle begins tomorrow night the and continues on wednesday. it will be cooler wednesday. >> all right, bob. thank you. before we go to break, we're following breaking news. sky eye chopper 13 over the scene of another accident. captain mike perry above it with more. captain mike? >> reporter: three-car collision, mary. this is northbound hanover street on the hanover street bridge. initially came out as rescue. looks like three pretty well dinged up. the truck and the car you see in the center. but the rescue is not necessary. it appears there are some minor injuries. city police are on the scene. northbound hanover street is completely closed at the north side of the hanover street bridge as city police
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investigate. back to you. >> all right. captain mike, thank you. still ahead on wjz's eyewitness news at 4:00. gloria cain is standing besides her man. >> i know that's not the person he is. he totally respects women. herman cain's wife speaks out for the first time. what else she's saying about the sexual harassment allegations against her husband. a major airline paying up. the punishment for leaving passengers stranded on the tarmac. just how many bottles will it take to improve the conditions of baltimore city schools. i'm pat warren. coming up, the mayor's plan for,
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sphoish it's 5:30. 72 beautiful degrees and mostly clear. good evening. thank you for staying with eyewitness news. here are some of the things people are talking about tonight. a boost in the city's bottle tax. mayor rawlings-blake calls for a tax increase to help pay for construction. wjz is live at city hall. political reporter pat warren is there and has more on the proposal. pat? >> reporter: good evening, kai. good evening, everybody. city councilmembers are getting an earful tonight for those who are opposed of and in favor of an increase in the bottle tax. >> reporter: money for school construction is in the spotlight, as the community
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action group build urges council to pass a bottle tax increase. >> 5 cents for our children. 5 cents for our children! 5 cents for our children! >> reporter: the mayor wants to raise the cap on the bottle tax from 2 cents to 5 sends sends to improve -- cents to improve city schools. >> now is the crime to make the tough decisions to improve our schools. >> taking the beverage tax from 2 to 5, that's kicking us when we're down. >> reporter: the 2-cent tax went into effect in july of 2010. now grocers and the beverage industry feel unfairly singled out. >> our place in the industry is not to fund the schools. we can help find a solution. but we're already doing our fair share. >> reporter: mayor rawlings- blake wants council to act immediately and characterizes opposition to her plan as grandstanding. >> some grandstanders are quick to oppose spending cuts or new revenues. i'm used to it. but rarely, if ever, do they offer solutions to generate funding that our children need.
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>> reporter: additional money is proposed to come from the baltimore city slots and leveraging health benefits. >> reporter: and the mayor is asking for a vote from council by thursday. reporting live from city hall, i'm pat warren. back to you on tv hill. >> they say they have lost millions to city dwellers. in anne arundel county, a man is murdered in a restaurant parking lot. police are searching for his killer. 25-year-old andrew johnson was shot late last night outside of mo's seafood in the 7100 block of richie highway. he later dieded at a hospital. detectives believe the victim was targeted. and this was not a random shooting. anybody with information should call police. a howard county teen dies one week after he's shot eight times by police. officers say they were forced to shoot 19-year-old jeffrey nichols sohigh-tech drive, after he refused to drop his
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weapon. turns out he was carrying a pellet gun, designed to look like a real weapon. he died at shock trauma today. this was the police department's third run-in with nichols in less than two months. the man responsible for norway's mass murder makes his first public court appearance. vic is in the newsroom to explain, the victim faces relatives of the victims for the first time. breivik admits to a bombing and shooting that killed 77 people, including dozens of children at a summer camp. a mother of one of the victims said breivik looked completely cold at today's hearing, but she felt she needed to see him in person in order to understand her loss. today, the judge ordered breivik to be held for more than a week to stop him from making a speech to the court. >> reporter: the judge also ruled there was no reason to believe that breivik is insane. >> reporter: outrage over this reach a broiling point.
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bigad shaban says they have been warning protestors to avoid. >> ian lister was one of the original occupy portland protestors. money tents and piles of trash are all that remains of the makeshift camp after police cleared it out. lister says the intent was good but the ma'am got lost as crowds grew. >> unfortunately, as you allow everyone's voice to be involved, you allow everyone's voice to be involved. which means, you allow people to be activities. -- activists. >> reporter: in oakland, california, police in riot gear took officers away in handcuffs, after they ignored warnings to clear outlet camp. >> the encampment became a place of repeated violence and this week, a murder. >> reporter: the mayor says unsanitary conditions and a lack of cooperation from
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protestors, will lead to a greater police presence at the protest sight just -- protest site at city hall. >> reporter: here in portland, the city estimates it could take several weeks and as much as $19,000 to get the downtown parks back to normal. >> i think it's really wrong. they shouldn't be held accountable for their actions. >> people are here to be a nuisance, rather than to stay involved with what the process was and what they were trying to convey. >> reporter: protestors like ian lister hope the end. "occupy" camps isn't the end of the movement. in portland, bigad shaban, wjz eyewitness news. and a small group remains in baltimore's mceldin square. federal agents were involved in a car crash. jessica kartalija is there. >> here's what we can tell you. patapsco avenue, from hanover
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to annapolis road, completely shut down. we understand there are some 40- something at if, alcohol, tobacco and firearm. what we know at this point is one white suv crashed into at least two poles, trying to get away from police. our understanding is they were fleeing from a private area back there, where there was a storage locker, we're unsure of what exactly they were doing there. we spoke with the manager and the owner of the blue crab express. we're told that he saw the suspects trying to evade police. they came through his parking lot, hit two poles and then tried to flee. he came out of his restaurant when he heard several shots fired. now, we do have reports that three people were taken to shock trauma, with injuries. one of those, an atf officer. at this point, it's still unclear who the other people were. we will continue to monitor the situation. physical you -- if you are going to be getting in your car and heading to this area, avoid this area if at all possible.
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as i mentioned ubs complete -- mentioned, completely shut down. at this point, we did try to speak with atf officials. they are waiting for somebody to come out here and give us more information. at this point, it is very unclear as to what exactly happened here. our understanding, according to that owner of that restaurant, is that several shots were fired. two poles knocked over. and again, three transported to the hospital. we'll monitor the situation. i'll send it back to you on tv hill. >> we will bring you the latest tonight on eyewitness news at 6:00. an airline is ordered to pay up for delays. in the first penalty of its kind, the transportation department fined american eagle, $900,000. the fine comes months after lengthy tarmac delays occurred as thunderstorms swept through chicago o'hare's international airport. the fines go into effect when travelers are stuck on tarmacs over three hours.
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presidential candidate herman cain's wife comes to his defense. but danielle nottingham reports for wjz, it may not be enough to help his campaign rebound. >> reporter: new poll numbers show herman herman cain still leading the pack of republican presidential hopefuls. but a closer look at the politico george washington survey indicates his support is slipping in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. cain spent more than two weeks fighting back against those accusations. now, his wife is defending him publicly. >> to hear such graphic allegations, i know, that's not the person he is. he totally respects wim. >> reporter: gloria cain's interview airs tonight on fox news channel. it's a rare appearance for her. she's not been a visible part of cain's run for the white house. >> reporter: the latest polling shows mitt romney and newt gingrich, gaining some support. the two took aim at president obama's policies over the
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weekend at the cbs news, national journal debate. >> if we reelect barack obama, iran will have a nuclear weapon. and if you elect mitt romney, if you elect me, they will not have a nuclear weapon. >> we are here talking about why every single one of us is better than balm bam balm. >> reporter: barack obama. >> reporter: the numbers show that people may agree with gingrich. when asked if they'd vote to reelect president obama or elect an unnamed public challenger, voter were evenly split. at the white house, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> candidates now shifting their focus to ireland in the next debate. the u.s. supreme court is set to rule on president obama's healthcare plan. the justices announced they would take on the case today. that means arguments could come in march with a decision expected by june. a key issue being considered is the individual mandate section
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of the law. it requires nearly all americans to buy health insurance or face financial penalties. some states have fought back, calling it unconstitutional. baltimore's police force has been using tasers for more than 10 years. but police commissioner fred bealefeld isn't exactly a fan of them. last night, he appeared to cbs's 60 minutes to talk about the devices. monique griego has more on his opinion. and it may surprise you. >> reporter: they're designed to control suspects without killing them. still, the debate over law enforcement use of tasers rages on, even here in baltimore. >> on a personal level, no. i'm absolutely not a fan. >> reporter: that's what police commissioner frederick bealefeld said on cbs's 60 minutes. >> well, not a personal fan, he has seen some benefits during their 10 years of use in baltimore. >> it makes the public safer in a lot of situations. it has helped contribute in some measure to reductions of deadly force. >> reporter: his concern is that officers will choose
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tasers over proper police training. >> it could lead you down a path of overdependence on that device. >> reporter: while baltimore's police force has 2800 members, only 500 have tasers. and n20 -- in 2010, officers fired them 146 times. in february, a 16-year-old boy who was running from police, fell off his roof, after being tasered. the incident was investigated for excessive force. despite some criticism, many on the department, like sergeant james mccartin, believe tasers save lives, just by sitting on their hips. >> carrying it, having it with you is a deterrent. they see you. they don't want to play with it. >> reporter: those who oppose tasers say since 2006, more than 180 people have died after being tazed. time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in the baltimore sun. more on the economic and tourism impact expected from the new four seasons hotel in downtown baltimore.
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what are the best days for making online purchases? and the athletic department cutbacks at the university of maryland. for all of these stories and a whole lot more, read the baltimore sun. remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. reading towards success. that was a message from dr. ben carson, for thousands of baltimore county students today. andrea fujii has the story. >> reporter: a warm welcome for dr. ben carson, who many know of and respect. >> for me, it's very important. because i want to become a nurse when i grow up. >> reporter: the world renowned pediatric surgeon is kicking off the annual ben carson reading day. >> many studies show that
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readers tend to be academically successful and don't drop out of school. >> he helped to pass -- hopes to pass on the message that reading helped him get to where he is today. >> if i was going to be successful, coming out of the environment i was in, i had to make myself into a valuable person. >> reporter: and he did that through books. >> reporter: so dr. carson has established 64 reading rooms in eight states. including this one, which opened up last year at jacksonville elementary. future anesthesiologist, kis cooper says he relates to the doctor's humble beginnings. >> doesn't matter where you come from. you can always,a chief. >> andrea fujii, wjz eyewitness news. >> his talk was also broadcast to all baltimore city schools. >> i always love his message. still to come. a tine device.
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how new technology is stopping grains before they even start. why u.s. officials are worried about the safety of american athletes in england. bob turk. the first warning weather center. rain and cooler temps on the way. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. warning five-day forecast. >> and [ female announcer ]t at, you can choose your channel package. ♪ you can choose your own internet speeds. ♪ you can even choose to chat with a live person. ♪ and you're always guaranteed the lowest prices online. so don't wait... try, compare and buy at today. because there's never been a better time to build the perfect fios bundle. contact the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v.
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one of baltimore's biggest events is just one week away. wjz's 13th annual mammoth manic monday meltdown. will crown a new singing champion. all this week, ron matz takes a look at the five finalists. our first finalist 2011, mammoth manic monday meltdown appeared on march 28th. they're from dundalk. please welcome, norwood elementary school. >> it's just another manic monday ♪ i wish it was snow day ♪ i that's my fun day, my i don't have to run day, it's just another manic monday ♪ whoo!
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[ applause ] >> reporter: the 2011 mammoth manic monday meltdown is now just seven days away. don't forget to cast your vote at now, back to you. >> got it, ron. thank you. and don't forget to join ron, don and marty. the mammoth monday melt -- manic monday meltdown is at 6:00 a.m., only on wjz. >> have breakfast after you're done. >> you got it. >> that's great. we are enjoying an unusually warm fall evening. let's take a electric outside root now. it's mild and calm in maryland. but there are changes coming. bob turk has a look at what we can expect tomorrow and over the next few days. >> it's another warm day tomorrow. but we'll probably have clouds and rain. mainly late in the day, by evening, shower activity. going to get up in the mid- to upper 60s before it begins to cool down. wednesday, it will definitely
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be cooler. 63, down to 41 with a good chance of rain. and a lot cooler. clearing out with sunshine. 52/32. 50/33. and 56 with sunshine back on the weekend. so some rain, but cooling down. and sun coming back for the end of the week. mary? >> okay, bob. thank you. in today's energy saver, the bitter cold weather is right around the corner. and you can use weather stripping in your home to seal air leaks around moveable windows and doors. choose a product for a specific location. vinyl and metal are more expensive, but they will last for years. for more information on how you can be an energy saver, go to scroll down to the right-hand side of that page and click on our special section. police are expanding the search for a missing 2-year-old boy in washington state. volunteers and police spent the weekend looking for sky metawalla. detectives have received more than 900 tips. it's been more than a week since his mother claims she left the child in her vehicle when it ran out of gas. she says she went to get help.
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when she returned, her son was gone. police say the case may soon turn into a criminal investigation. a fiery hate crime leaves the new york community outraged on friday night. several cars were set ablaze. and anti-semitic graffiti scrawled across benches. now, it happened in a jewish section of brooklyn. sunday, hundreds marched across to bring awareness to the crime. as police hunt for suspects, the community is offering an award, leading to an arrest. security plans for the olympic 2012 games for london issue concerned. -- london are concerned. they have u.s. officials that british police are not prepared. london police say about 12,000 officers will be on hand for the summer games. but a british newspaper says twice as many guards may be needed. the u.s. also plans to send up 1,000 of its own agents to look after american athletes and diplomats in england as a precaution. check in with eyewitness news at 6:00 for all new
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stories, denise is in a newsroom with us. >> we'll keep you updated on an accident. a live report from the scene coming up. big money. and the big name. that combination may finally bring slots to downtown baltimore. check in for more on these stories and all the day's breaking news. coming up at 6:00. now, back to kai and mary. still to come on wjz eyewitness news. buy now, pay later. many are bringing back layaway plans. but are they a ripoff? >> the hidden fees every shopper should know about. [ male announcer ] ,,,,, does your cable company keep charging you more...
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it may seem like a good deal, but it turns out, layaway plans are often full of hidden fees. experts say the cost of a layaway service with a $5 fee can cost a consumer 40% interest over two months. that's similar to the annual rates of credit cards. new york mayor charles schumer is asking retailers to clearly explain behind the plan or face
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legal action. sugary waist can expand more. those who had two sugary drinks or more had increased waist sizes. researchers did not see the same trend in men. new, technology could stop painful migraines before they even start. a small battery device sends signals to the brain, turning it off before it starts. the treatment is still in the trial phase here in the u.s. still to come tonight on the wjz eyewitness news. i'm mike mike hellgren. how police tracked down the new killer and new concerns over safety. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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coming up on eyewitness news at 6:00. breaking news. a federal agent involved in a crash in baltimore. >> teachers protecting pedophiles? more on the wake of the penn state sex abuse scandal. reaction is coming up. on trial, the man behind the 2010 election night robocalls prepares for his day in court. i'm -- what a way to start the
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week. wjz eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now. federal averages in the crash in southwest baltimore. >> tonight, the massive response and the arrest. >> hello, everybody. i'm denise koch. >> and i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about tonight. >> the breaking news wjz was to tell you about tonight. dozens of agents rushed to the scene of that accident. and we are live there now. jessica kartalija has more on the accident. >> reporter: rs here's what we know at this point. three people have been transported to shock trauma with injuries. one believed to be an agent with alcohol, tobacco


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