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you've reached brad manning and my deployment phone number. please leave a message or call me back later. >> reporter: army private bradley manning spilled thousands of u.s. government secrets secrets to wikileaks and now faces the wrath of the federal government. outside his pretrial hearing, supporters said he's no traitor. >> he saw something that was wrong. he knew about a way to get it out there. and he took a chance to do that. >> you've got to call the atrocities the way you see them or they will run rampant. >> reporter: but secretary of state clinton and president obama have condemned his actions, saying they compromised the safety of fellow soldiers. the government says manning released this classified military video, of an american attacking. and embarrassing candid comments about world leaders. >> the defense at this point appears to hinge mostly on his
emotional distress. he was apparently under substantial emotional distress. >> reporter: manning's lawyer has argued the case should just be thrown out. >> reporter: he argues the presiding judge is biased, saying if they had their way, they would get my client to be one of the witnesses to go after julian assange. >> manning's defense team would like to call about 48 witnesses, including president obama, hillary clinton, dallas secretary -- former defense secretary gates. if those witnesses are called, it could be a really interesting hearing. >> reporter: so how did he do it? well, the government says even though privacy manning had a low rank, he still had access to all of these confidential files. and in many cases, the government says he would simply take a disk and slip it right into that computer and go out, without anyone noticing. reporting live at fort meade, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right, thank you very much, mike. and the hearing is expected to last into next week.
there will be large protests outside fort meade tomorrow. >> new information on the wild police chase that ended with the suspect being shot in baltimore county. mary is live in the newsroom with the latest on what happened. >> the suspect remains in shock trauma, in stable condition. he'll be formally charged at a bail hearing. police say it all began in anne arundel county, where police began pursuing the suspect wanted for armed robbery. the chase went for nearly 30 miles, ending in baltimore highlands. the 19-year-old allegedly refused to drop a gun and officers shot him in the leg. tonight, they have linked suspect to an armed robbery wednesday night. an alert was put out for the suspect vehicle, which was spotted wednesday morning. and that started the chase. back to you. >> the 19-year-old suspect faces a number of charges for the robbery. >> graphic testimony at a hearing in the penn state sex abuse scandal. an assistant coach testifies about what he saw between former coach jerry sandusky and a young boy.
manuel gallegus reports from harrisburg. but first, we must warn you, some of what you are about to hear is disturbing. >> reporter: penn state assistant football coach, mike nothing mcqueary -- mike mcqueary left the courthouse giving damaging testimony against sandusky and two college officials. he testified that he saw sandusky, having what he believed to be sexual intercourse with a 10-year-old boy in the shower in 2002. he said he heard quote rhythmic slapping sounds and that he shockingly and surprisingly saw jerry in the shower with the boy. that jerry was behind the boy, in a very, very close position, holding the boy's waist, the boy's hands, up against the shower wall. mcqueary said he didn't try to stop it or call police because sandusky and the boy separated before he left the locker room. he testified he didn't say anything to sandusky, who looked back at him with a blank stare. >> reporter: mcqueary said he
immediately called his father. the next morning, he met with coach joe paterno and told him exactly what he saw, without using graphic language, out of respect. >> reporter: days later, mcqueary testified he made it clear to penn state athletic director tim cleary and vice president schulz, that he saw sandusky, performing, quote, severe sexual acts with a boy. >> lawyers say it's mcqueary's word against their clients. >> had he heard from mike mcqueary that this boy in the shower was being in any way sexually assaulted, he would have remembered that. >> reporter: curly ask schulze are charged with lying to the grand jury about what they knew, charges they deny. >> reporter: manuel gallegus being wjz eyewitness news. >> and just a short time ago, the court ruled there is enough evidence to take the cases of the penn state officials to trial. jerry sandusky faces charges on
child abuse charges next year. there may be a fourth and possibly more victims of sex abuse by bernie fine. someone says fine abused him for years, beginning in 1969. van hugheser, who is also in prison, says sex r they -- they know of at least two other victims. fine strongly denies he ever abused anyone. shock, sadness and disbelief tonight, after the tragic death of a teenager, struck by two cars. wjz is live at parkville high school. jessica kartalija speaks with students and faculty about the loss. >> reporter: a very sad day here. the school principal sent this letter home to parents, urging them to help support their children during this very difficult time. >> reporter: sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene thursday night, moments after 15-year- old ryan chase is struck by two cars on putty hill avenue. chase, a student at parkville
high school, had stayed late for tutoring with a teacher before he was struck by a car, then an suv. >> our hearts and our thought goes out to each and every family that has been suffering through this. >> i didn't believe it at first. all my friends kept telling me. and i got on facebook. and i seen "rest in peace, ryan chase" and i knew it was real. >> a lot of kids are here for each other at the school. and this is the time we need to be together. >> reporter: when many arrived, they had not heard the news. counseling serves were -- services were available through the library. >> our students are suffering the loss of a loved one. and we wanted to make sure that everyone was available to voice their emotions, show their concerns and also pull together as a family. as i stated, we are a family- oriented food. >> reporter: -- school. >> no charges have been filed. baltimore's crash team is investigating. >> you don't need to be a parent or grandparent to understand the magnitude of what happened yesterday.
but for those of us who are, the magnitude of this tragedy is certainly something that you just feel very deeply. >> reporter: this is the second tragedy that these students here at parkville high school have had to deal with this year. in february, you'll recall that brandon williams was shot outside of a gas station. we're live in parkville, i'm jessica cartal yeah wjz -- kartalija, wjz eyewitness news. >> funeral arrangements have not yet been made. updating the breaking news we first told you about at noon. an accident at the pennsylvania line. this at freeland in north baltimore county. there was a collision between a maryland trooper who was trace chasing another vehicle. you can see the vehicle ended up on its side. but you can see we don't have word on injuries. money woes. wjz is live. political reporter pat warren has more on what could be in store.
pat? >> that's right. it's the state's annual balancing act, trying to bring government spending in line with state income. >> reporter: marylanders make it clear how they feel about government taxing and spending. >> if they run the budget like my family does, like my friends do, cut the expenses. >> we can't afford no more taxes. >> reporter: but with a billion- dollar structural deficit, can the state afford not to raise revenue? that's the question the governor faces in this next general assembly session. >> we cut it in half. then we have a billion left over. and what we did, we gave the governor two years to get it done. >> reporter: the bar is set at $250 million next year. senate president mike miller says he believes a gas tax for transportation needs is most likely the increase that might pass next session. any other increases, he considers unlikely for now. >> as you move further into the century, we'll probably wind up
applying for services. accountants, engineers, lawyers. people don't want to hear that. but that's going to what v to happen. that's the new economy. >> not going to happen in 2012? >> the committee report on spending afford alt leaves -- affordability leaves the door open. >> reporter: of course, the government is under no responsibility to follow the recommendation. >> the 2012 session opens july. a live look outside now. any changes in store for the weekend. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. meteorologist tim williams and bob turk are updating the forecast. first, here's bob. it's finally back to normal this time of year. temperatures should be in the low 40s. that's where they are right now. take a look at radar. through light rain in extreme southern portions of our region. it's moving quickly off to the east. temperatures in the 40s there. there's some chilly air coming in aloft. but we'll be dryer and mostly sunny this weekend. with normal temperatures. tim has a look at what we
expect around here on saturday. and also, the ravens game there in san diego on sunday. tim? >> definitely going to be a chillier day. but as bob mentioned, this is typical this time of year. temperatures will be in the mid- 40s because of cooler air coming from the north. we're tapping into canadian air now. it's going to fill in the blank from behind the warm air and rain here over the last few days. the jet stream has dipped enough to allow that cool air to move on in. and we're not the only part of the country that is experiencing cooler-than- average conditions. it's typically about 66 degrees in san diego right now. they'll have a daytime high on sunday, of just around 57 or so. partly cloudy and mild. they're at snap dragon stadium in san diego. weather should not be a problem for our birds to take on those charges. -- chargers. bob will have your complete updated forecast coming up. >> as he said, the ravens are soon going to be on their way to san diego. hoping to return with a win and a spot in the play-offs. stan saunders joins us with
more on the recent hot streak. plus, predictions from our panel of experts. >> hello there. well, the ravens' four-game win streak has been fueled by a sack-happy defense. along with something you have been wanting to see. that is a resurgent running game. >> ray rice. maybe a yard. >> ray rice carried the ball just five times. since then, ray has been busy. he credits his offensive line for the major "kick" in production. >> them guys are playing lights out. there's a reason why, you know, the running game emerge the the way it did and it's doing. because them guys, it's not that they figured it out. they're all on one accord. and you know, we've got great guys. everybody said, we'll get it together. nobody panic. >> reporter: our panel of experts thinks the ravens' winning streak will survive the challenge of the chargers. >> reporter: sports director mark viviano.
san diego is struggling on its offensive line. that plays well for the ravens' rush. i have baltimore winning, 24- 17. >> it's ed norris and 105.7, the fan. ravens are making a long trip to san diego. chargers aren't that hot. even though they're winning right now, i don't think they'll be the team in the play- offs. i see the ravens winning, 24- 21. >> this is steve davis. 107.5, the fan. you can book this. ravens clinch their play-off spot, in their first ever home game under harbaugh. scott garceau with the fan. the ravens are a better team. but this is a dangerous game. san diego's offense can be potent. how about 27-24, ravens? >> contrary to popular belief, these picks are hard to make. as for yours truly. i say ravens 28-chargers, 16. >> it's unanimous. ravens finish out the season against the browns and
the bengals. >> and no one has a huge spread there. should be a pretty good game. judgment day. the sentence for home run king barry bonds. did he score a victory or defeat? money matters. did lawmakers make a deal in time to prevent the government from shutting down. a silver lining from tropical storm lee. and how is the rest of december looking, weatherwise? stick around for the updated first warning weather forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
a rare sign. bipartisan cooperation in washington, d.c. republicans and dem democrats reach a deal to avert a government shutdown. still, negotiators are haggling over a plan to extended payroll cuts and unemployment benefits. >> reporter: house lawmaker approved a trillion-dollar plan, funding the federal government through next year. >> the conference report is adopted. >> reporter: leading senators say they'll follow suit, heading off a government shutdown this weekend. but lawmakers are still battling over a bill that would extend a popular tax cut and unemployment benefits. >> putting this money in the pockets of the american people who need it so desperately. and need to spend it on necessities, will inject demand into the economy and create more jobs. >> reporter: the payroll tax cut put an extra thousand dollars in the paychecks of about 150 million americans this year. if it's not renewed, those workers will take home less money in the new year. >> the two parties are divided
over how to cover the costs of the tax break and republicans. to add language that will speed up construction of a controversial oil pipeline. >> reporter: it's a proposed 1700-mile project running from canada to texas that is unpopular with democrats. >> if that bill comes over to us, we will make changes to it. and i will guarantee you that the keystone pipeline will be in there when it goes back to the united states senate. >> reporter: lawmakers have until december 31st to find common ground. but they're not taking any chances. the senate is working on a plan b that would extend the tax break until february, allowing lawmakers to head home and tackle the issue in the new year. on capitol hill, tara mergener, wjz eyewitness news. >> the payroll tax cut bill also includes a provision that extends benefits for people who have been unemployed for a long period of time. maryland is getting a cut of $500 million in grant money for education. the funding will go towards pre-
k schooling. all part of the nation's race to the top competition, where states compete for federal dollars, by making progress in educational standards. nine states are polit splitting the $500 million this time. last year, more than $4 billion in similar grants were handed out. the pounding rains from tropical storm lee caused plenty of problems last summer. but alex demetrick reports, one critical resource, feared damage, appears to have come through better than expected. >> reporter: trillions of gallons of runoff, from tropical storm lee, swept down through the head of the chesapeake. debris spread for miles, turning the bay into an obstacle for watermen at the height of the crab season. >> propane tanks to hot water heaters. >> reporter: then this fall, it kept other watermen ashore, after fresh water from lee. >> when we went out there in november, they were all dead. >> reporter: but what worried researchers was what all of
that bay did. >> that's all wild celery, which is head of the bay stuff. pretty good odds that most of it has come from the flats. >> reporter: the susquehanna flats, where the river merges with the bay. it was feared one of the largest collection of grasses was destroyed. >> the good news is, they're still there. that's the thing we're most excited about, is they survived having the tropical storm comes through. >> reporter: a recently completed aerial survey shows most of the flat's 16,000 acres made it. and because they did, a lot of other life gets a shot as well. >> they're a major habitat for fish and shellfish. and they also provide food for water fowl. >> reporter: but they were no match for this force. >> reporter: agnes -- decimated everything on the flats. but agnes came in june. >> reporter: turns out, timing may have played a big part in the grass's survival. >> it would have made a huge difference. again, hurricane agnes in 1987, when the flats were starting to come up. if that had happened with tropical storm lee, the effects would have been much more su
severe. >> and a real blow to a bay, struggling to recover. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> and to give you an idea of the kind of force at play, tropical storm lee pumped 29 trillion gallons of water into the bay. >> and to give you an idea of how much water that is, bob has an interesting factoid. >> let me give you a little research. that's 1,000 times the capacity of loch raven dam. >> wow. >> unbelievable. no precip right now. but it is cloudy and chilly. 43, north winds at 5. dew points, down to 24 degrees. the barometer on the way back up. we'll look at a fairly normal weekend after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
here's a live look outside right now. it's been overcast. but still, pretty good most of the day. chilly air came in. also, a little air of low pressure. it's brought rain down there. and the extreme northern edges there. across portions of virginia. they've had a little bit of sleet for a few minutes next to him. but it's way -- temperatures are way too warm. temperatures are around here now. down to the south, you see, it's 45 in ocean city. 43, pax river. and there have been a few reports of rain, mixed with
sleet down there. 30 degrees out in oakland now. they're below freezing. we're at 43, 38. so it will be a chilly night, before the clouds. it's not going to drop like it did earlier this week. when we had lows in the upper teens to low 20s, you might remember, before the real big warmup. bwi got down to 20 degrees. later tonight, temperatures, with the clouds, probably staying in the upper 20s to low 30s. right now, 39 in westminster. and in the mid-40s down by the bay, in annapolis and kent island. d.c. and rock hall, at 44. 60 degrees. now, that occurred late last night. early this morning, before the chilly air came in. and we have been stuck pretty much in the mid-40s since the afternoon and this evening. it will get colder tonight. now, 45, 28 are the averages. and the records, 71 degrees in 1971. and 10 above zero in 1951. right now, slight north wind around the area. not real strongly. it will get gusty late tonight, tomorrow. the winds will pick up a bit on
the bay. this area of low pressure, across tennessee and southern indiana, kentucky area is moving pretty much directly across the north and north carolina, virginia border, off the east coast. we'll take the clouds and precip with it. so right now, you're seeing a little indication. some of the mountains here, 2,000 feet and up. i've seen a little wet snow, mixed with some rain. just generally rain down to the south. but it's moving off. cloud cover to the south of new york. that will clear out late. tomorrow, looks like a partly sunny day. but it will certainly be cooler than we've seen. and sunday, kind of a reenforcing shot of cool air. by monday, we're back into the low 50s once again. on the bay tomorrow, northwest winds, maybe gusting to 20 knots. and for that reason, a small craft advisory out there tomorrow. and the bay temp, in the mid- 40s still. tonight, then, the clouds really will clear up. down to 32. a little colder in some of the suburban areas. and tomorrow, exactly where it's supposed to be. mixture of clouds and sunshine. a little breezy. so it will feel like a december
day, with a high near 44 degrees. both saturday and sunday, by the way. >> okay. >> all right. last weekend. thank you, bob. and still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. >> i'm mike schuh. this is hunter. he is trooper hunter, actually. and we are in sykesville. six new police dogs have graduated today. we'll tell you their amazing stories when eyewitness news continues. isn't that right, hunter? we can't have as our nominee for the republican party, someone who continues to stand for freddie mac and fannie mae. >> political fireworks. the war of words in the latest republican debate, just before the iowa caucuses. attemptedas assassination. critical ruling in the case of the man charged with taking shots at the white house. ,,,, [ male announcer ] are you paying more and more for cable
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it is just before 6:30. cloudy. 43 degrees. good evening. thanks for staying with wjz. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. 30 days of house arrest and two years' probation. that's the sentence for baseball's home run king, barry bonds, after a single account of obstruction of justice.
bigad shaban reports. he had faced up to 21 years in prison. >> reporter: home run king barry bonds left court. a judge sentenced bonds to 30 days house arrest and two years' probation. far less than the year in prison he could have gotten. the judge also stayed his sentence, pending appeal. >> we absolutely believe that barry was wrongly convicted of a felony offense. >> reporter: bonds was convicted in april of giving misleading testimony to a grand jury eight years ago. it was part of an investigation into steroid use among baseball players. when asked if his trainer ever injected him with performance- enhancing drugs, bonds gave eveilsive answers. throughout -- evasive answers. he insisted he thought he was getting injections of flaxseed oil. >> bonds was the last of 11 people implicated in the investigation of balco labs. all the others either were convicted or pleaded guilty.
>> bonds, pitches high. hits it deep. it is outta here. >> reporter: the steroid controversy damaged bonds' legacy in baseball. >> barry bonds is the babe ruth and the willie mays of his era. when a player of that stature comes under question, it begins to bring into question the entire era of the sport. >> reporter: bonds will remain free until his appeal to wipe his record clean. in san francisco, bigad shaban, wjz eyewitness news. >> bonds has 14 days to file an intention to appeal his conviction. the appeals process could likely take a year or more. a critical ruling from a federal judge in a hearing for a man accused of firing shots at the white house. mary has more on this case. >> reporter: and vic, the judge denies the request for a mental health evaluation for oscar ortega hernandez. he said there is no evidence to suggest that ortega hernandez
is incompetent to stand trial. he was accused of shooting a rifle at the white house last month, although the president and first family were not there at the time. he is accused of attempted assassination. friends say he has been acting strangely in recent months and believed he was jesus, and began saying the president was the devil. republican candidates are hard at work, heading into the final weekend of campaigning before the holidays. it comes after they famoused -- faced off in their debate. susan mcginnis has more on that debate. >> reporter: newt gingrich is trying to prove he's presidential material. >> i believe i can debate barack obama. and i think in seven, three- hour debates, barack obama will not have a leg to stand on. >> reporter: the gop front runner spent much of last night's debate, plugging his conservative record and fending off attacks from his rivals. >> we can't have as our nominee for the republican party, someone who continues to stand for freddie mac and fannie mae.
they need to be shut down. not built up. >> reporter: michele bachmann accused dping rich -- gingrich of being a washington lobbyist, for accepting more than $1.5 million from troubled mortgage giant freddie mac. >> what she said is factually not true. i never lobbied, under any circumstance. >> reporter: gingrich now leads the polls in iowa, but his support has dropped in recent days, leaving him with a tight race between mitt romney and ron paul. >> romney kept the attacks on obama. >> i know what to get the economy going. the president doesn't. >> reporter: he steered clear of tarketting beginning-- gargetting gingrich, despite calling him zany earlier in the week. >> i'm trying not to appear zany. [ laughter ] >> reporter: trying to round up the votes before the state's
caucuses next month. >> according to politico, mitt romney will pick up an endorsement from nikki haley. she's a rising star in the gop. a woman has been robbing area banks. these are surveillance pictures of the woman investigators are looking for. she's wanted in at least three bank robberies this month alone. investigators say it's rare to see a female serial bank robber, here in baltimore and across the country. three elderly women continue to recover tonight, after being involved in an accident involving a stolen car. it happened around this time last night, here in york road in towson. police were pursuing the stolen car when it spun out of control and struck a taxicab. at least one was taken to st. joseph's medical center. for nonlife-threatening injuries. several people in the car were arrested. four new troopers joined the force today. they graduated from the academy where they were tested. but as mike schuh reports, all of their answers were nonver
bal. >> reporter: in high-stress situations, they welcome the special skills and training which rolls up in these state police trucks. senior trooper derek bernard carries two troopers in the back of his suv. [ dog barking ] we're at the maryland academy in sykesville. hunter is trained for explosives. trooper bernard. inside, six new graduates are six new bomb, drug and patrol dogs. >> what's the secret to getting a dog and a handler to work? >> repetition. repetition, repetition, repetition. >> reporter: after 10 to 16 weeks, it works. no one washes out. the superintendent shows up to congratulate you and you're sent off to work. [ applause ] >> what is it like for you as a handler, when this moment comes and you graduate and you have a new dog? >> it's a feeling of freedom.
you made it. because we always tell them, as they go through the class as an instructor, you're not guaranteed to make it through this course. if you or the dog don't make it, the team does not make it. >> reporter: and in this case, they did all make it. >> hunter! >> reporter: as. today, all six of these dogs are trained. as a fully trained dog, they can begin work today. in sykesville, mike schuh, eyewitness news. back to you on tv hill. in addition to the four state police dogs, prince george's and baltimore county had dogs and handlers who also graduated today. >> every time there a story reported, it's always easy to see the updates by the animals. still to come on eyewitness news. a new role for a dentist that goes beyond fillings and cleanings. details in healthwatch. university in crisis. why dozens ever angry students at florida a&m took their protest to the door of the governor. bob turk.
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five people are found dead. and the person responsible is among those killed. deputies found the bodies when they were responding it a call of an attempted suicide in gargatha. the crime scene is considered the deadliest in the county and at least a decade. police are still attempting to identify the victims. details of the killing have not been released. hundreds of florida a&m students are rallying to save their school's president from suspension. >> florida governor rick scott asked james ammonto step down. financial irregularities with the band's financial situation were found. along with investigations into the death of drum major robert champion. students have started an online petition, supporting the claim that their president is innocent. debris from the march tsunami in japan is starting to reach the west coast. a large black float was found by a beach-cleaning crew in washington state. seattle oceanographers say the
float traveled faster than other debris because it caught winds sitting on top of the water. larger amounts are expected to wash ashore in a year. a dog is stolen from an autistic girl in south carolina. the american bull terrier, toby, is trained to assist a special needs girl in monac's corner. witnesses say they saw a caucasian female in a black dodge charger, snatch the dog out of the girl's front yard. the family is offering a reward to anyone who returns him. in tonight's healthwatch, the dentist chair could be a good place to detect more than cavities. a new study suggests that dentists could screen millions of americans for conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. >> come on in. >> reporter: basia siegel visits her dentist, more than she sees her primary care physician. >> i just saw him. and i hadn't seen him for two years. he told me. >> had you seen your dentist in less than two years?
>> oh, yes. >> reporter: a new study shows siegel is not alone. 20 million americans visit the dentist at least once a year but do not see their doctor. new york university researcher sheila straus says the finding suggests dentists can do a lot more as healthcare providers. >> there is truly an opportunity for a deptist to do some -- dentist to do some screening and then can refer patients who screen positive for systemic disease to their prismarry care provider. >> reporter: researcher -- primary care provider. >> reporter: researchers say dentists could screen for blood pressure. >> reporter: experts say this would onlyad add a-- only add a few minutes to the dentist visit. >> we can see oral cancers. we can see the signs of tobacco use, which require us to recommend tobacco cessation. >> reporter: they can also see gum disease, which can be an
indicator of diabetes. >> excellent. >> reporter: siegel is glad her dentist is looking out for her, since she doesn't see her primary doctor as much as she'd like to. >> they have the experience and the knowledge. >> reporter: along with the clean smile, patients might also be able to get a clean bill of health. in new york, randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> the study also found that most americans who didn't see their doctor did have access to healthcare, but chose not to use it. bob schieffer has a preview of what's coming up tonight on the cbs evening news. assistant football coach, mike mcqueary, reveals dramatic testimony today in the penn state sex abuse case. we'll tell you what he saw, who he told, tonight on the cbs evening news. >> thanks, bob. and here's a look at tonight's closing numbers on wall street. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,
pretty comfortable without a jacket on. we're looking at the night going down to about freezing or so. with that freezing temperature, well, we'll start tomorrow with a good bit of sunshine. we will see some clouds definitely. but temperatures go right up to around what is normal this time of year. we'll call it 44 degrees. overnight lows in the 30s. and then we start with a warmup, heading into the middle of the week. for the next five days, sending it no in to bob. >> 53 monday. clouds on tuesday. 50 and a chance of rain back here. but mild again, 54, 40 on wednesday. vic? >> okay, bob. thank you. still to come tonight on eyewitness news. the ravens getting ready for a game on the west coast. >> stan has more on the preparations for the chargers, next in sports. ,,,,,,,,,,
and then after twenty-two years, just like that, i was laid off. today there are so many americans like matthew. he worked hard and played by the rules. suddenly, he's out of a job. it's been a struggle not being able to find a job. but it's been our faith and family and friends that have helped us get through this. citizens energy was created to help the forgotten ones keep warm. we asked the big oil companies and oil producing nations to help. only citgo and the people of venezuela answered the call. and this year, in spite of soaring prices, washington actually cut fuel assistance for families in need. so if you need help staying warm this winter give me a call. because in times like these, no one should be left out in the cold.
seattle. since then, the team has been playing its best football of the season. has them on the verge of clinching a play-off spot. >> reporter: the ravens' four- game win streak, started with hard-fought victories at home. since since and san-- cincinnati and san francisco. after that, everything came relatively easy over the browns and colts. but now a win over the chargers will clinch a spot in the play- offs and keep the ravens in line for the top seed in the american football conference. >> it would be a great feeling to go out there and get a win. because we know what we control. as much as we're playing the san diego chargers, we control our own destiny. and they're another opponent. but you know, we respect them. they have a great quarterback, great system. great coach. everything they have going for them, they have been a great team in december. >> reporter: the raven' last visit to san diego was a 31-26 win. but the group of tall and talented wide receivers put up big numbers. so what will it take to keep the chargers from towering over
the ravens again? >> we are excited that we have corners that are playing well. we didn't have that as much couple of years ago, when we went out there. we'll be looking forward to see how those guys match up against their great receivers. >> those ravens not participating in practice at all. lardarius web. those practicing on a limited basis, includings chris car, ray lewis, haloti ngata. back problems. and redding with ankle concerns. days ago, pittsburgh linebacker was suspended for illegally flattening colt mccoy with that helmet to helmet hit. today, his appeal was denied by the league. so he'll sit out one game as punishment. mccoy, due to concussion-like symptoms has been ruled out of the game sunday. he won't even be traveling with the team. thursday night action under
the lights. mike smith and matt lions and their falcons, hosting jacksonville. on a third and fourth play. watch him hit jones with a touchdown for 29 yards. falcons lead, 7-0. third quarter. bret gavert met abraham. wasn't denied a 13-yard touchdown. and later, ryan, the roty white, 29-yard score. atlanta rolls, 41-14. on the pro hockey scene last night. mr. washington capital. maybe mr. nhl. alexander ovechkin. and guess who starred? ovechkin, third quarter. pav lack, who had 27 saves by the way. but not on that play. they win on the only goal scored in the game. 1-0. and finally, from last night. a nationally televised event. closing second.
ishmael wainwright mixes. but ban yard is there. a minute and a half left. 1:10 was left on the clock, when this shot came from nick ban yard. he's new mexico-bound. as montrose christian loses. that's their first loss of the season, by the way. 42-40. that team from texas, people say they are the best team in the country. >> wow. >> thank you, stan. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,
don't miss the cbs primetime lineup tonight at 10:00. it's the hit drama. >> two pandas from china are snapping up stocks of bamboo in scotland. the pandas, sham sham and yang yang guang, are the first pandas in the united kingdom after 17 years. pandas from -- or chinese panda experts are helping the bears settle in. zoo officials say they hope the pair, don't we all, will have a cub?
10,000 pandas will be at the exhibit in january. a car dealer has one unique ride for sale. it is a near, exact replica of the bat mobile. it is patterned after the version of the 1960s television series. the car is street-legal. the asking price, $60,000. the bat mobile will draw a lot of police attention. but all you have to say is, "i'm friends with commissioner gord an. -- gordon. >> it has a flame thrower. >> that's it for us tonight. we'll be back at 11:00. i'm vic carter. and for bob and for stan, i'm denise koch. thanks for watching wjz, maryland's news station. don't go away. much more ahead on the cbs evening news with scott pelley, including could your local police department be >> pelley: tonight, damning testimony in the penn state sex abuse scandal. asy tonight coach mike mcqueary
gives a graphic eyewitness account of how jerry sandusky allegedly molested a young boy. armen keteyian was in the courtroom. mark strassmann reports the death of a member of a florida a&m marching band has been ruled a homicide by hazing. seth doane on a plan to save endangered tigers in the world that appears to be working. and "on the road" with steve hartman. how a secret santa changed a man's life. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. scott's on assignment i'm bob schieffer. new information in the penn state sex abuse scandal. we got the first detailed account of what an eyewitness says he saw when he walked in on a naked penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky and a young boy in a football
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