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this is wjz eyewitness news, baltimore. >> from the city to the counties to your neighborhood,
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now it's complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> fatal love triangle, a city police officer accused of killing a city firefighter at his girl friend's. now all three are dead. good evening. i'm linh bui. an investigation is now underway into a suspected murder suicide in anne arundel county. police say the suspect is a baltimore city police officer hired in september of 2009 to the eastern district. wjz is live. rochelle ritchie reports on this murderous love triangle. >> reporter: this is certainly a disturbing story of love gone wrong. the family of the firefight shot and killed released a statement -- firefighter shot and killed released a statement moments ago saying he died a hero trying to protect his girl friend. 27-year-old baltimore city firefighter andrew scott hoffman is dead after being shot at his home in glen burnie police say by baltimore city police officer christopher
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robinson. >> we were quickly able to determine through our evidence and investigation that this was a murder suicide. it was a domestic type relationship that was going on. >> reporter: anne arundel county police say 26-year-old marie hartman was killed before robinson turned the gun on himself. family friends say hartman was the ex-girl friend of the 307- year-old police officer and had recently begun date -- 37-year- old police officer and had recently begun dating hoffman. hoffman, a third generation firefighter, appeared on wjz in july after he was recognized for safely returning a wandering toddler to his home. >> i was just dumbfounded. i couldn't believe my eyes. >> just shows a lot of character in this young man who was tragically gunned down in this murder suicide early this morning. >> reporter: the fire department released this statement on his murder saying andrew has served the city of baltimore since 2006. we offer sincere condolences to the hoffman family as they grieve this terrible loss. this is the second baltimore city police officer this year
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to pull the trigger during a lover's quarrel. in may baltimore is he police officer james smith shot and killed the mother of his child kendra diggs. smith and robinson both came from military backgrounds. baltimore step police says this agency has begun an immediate review to see if there is more that can be done to help those who return to civilian life from military deployment. the hoffman said investigators told them andrew was not the target in this crime. i'm rochelle ritchie, wjz eyewitness news. >> anne arundel police say there did not appear to be forced entry on the firefighter's home. three officers recovered tonight after a vehicle struck them in northwest baltimore. officers were directing traffic on north franklin town road when police say a jeep crossed the center line and hit three of them. one officer fired several times at the vehicle. police did track down the jeep. the three officers were taken to shock trauma with nonlife
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threatening injuries. anyone with information should contact city police. a toddler is hospitalized after a neighbor's dog bit his face. it happened on glenn road in glen burnie. the 3-year-old boy may have put his face under the fence through a hole and then was bitten. the child was taken to john hopkins pediatrics trauma in baltimore. the dog owners turned it over to animal control which will investigate the incident. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle join together pressing the obama administration to dial back the deadline to sign up for health insurance under the new affordable care act. ko im has the latest for wjz. >> reporter: the obama administration is promising to fix the new healthcare website by the end of november, but a group of senate democrats is looking for more. >> what i'm proposing is that we extend the period in which people can enroll so we can make sure we get as many people who want health insurance able to enroll and be able to be
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covered. >> reporter: new hampshire senator jean shaheen is calling the rollout a disaster urging the president to push back the march 31st deadline. many republicans are also frustrated with the launch of chairman darrell issa of the house oversee the and reform committee says he high issue is ups to the health and -- he may issue subpoenas to the health and human services department. >> the 90% that's below the water that are the other problems in obamacare. >> reporter: contractors pointed to last minute design changes and insufficient testing for the glitches. on one state hss secretary kathleen sebelius is scheduled to testify before lawmakers about the problems and when she knew about them. ko im for cbs news. >> the obama administration has not yet revaled how many people have signed up for medical insurance under the affordable care act.
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it was a cool evening in our area after a very nice day. take a live look outside. mostly clear skies. so what can we expect for the upcoming workweek? meteorologist chelsea ingram is in the first warning weather center updating current temperatures. >> hi, everyone. tell you what. if these cool temperatures aren't for you, i think you'll like the next couple days. first look at current temperatures, sitting at 55 degrees at bwi marshall, much cooler out in western maryland, around 43 degrees in oakland. we topped out at 60 degrees at the airport. kind of nice considering we haven't had a temperature of 60 or above in the past four days. we'll have a cool start to your monday morning and finish in the low and mid-60s monday afternoon. a cool front will pass through and bring a little cloud cover. we'll talk about the next couple days coming up in your exclusive first warning forecast. one leg in front of the other, thousands of breast
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cancer survivors continued the fight against the disease this weekend. it's part of wjz's continuing community commitment. gigi barnett takes us to the american cancer society's largest fundraiser. >> reporter: a sea of pink covers the lawn at the ymca stadium place in baltimore, pink tutus, bright pompoms and sashes all applauding breast cancer survivors and their supporters and the american cancer society's making stride says against breast cancer walk this weekend. >> it's a beast and i want to do everything i can to help beat it. >> reporter: elaine ezell is a two year survivor. the disease runs in her family. she's here to make sure future generations can beat cancer and to thank the women who have come before. >> one of the things i dreaded in going through chemo was nausea and i didn't have to because there were women out there before me who did research. >> reporter: the nonprofit is the largest funder of cancer research second only to the federal government and the
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baltimore walk emceed by wjz's own jessica kartalija is one of more than 300 this year. >> beyond that we also have support programs and services for patients and their caregivers who have been touched by this disease to help them get through their cancer diagnosis. >> reporter: nationwide more than 230,000 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year. 4,700 of them are in maryland. i'm gigi barnett, wjz eyewitness news. >> more than 6,000 people participated in that walk which raised more than $300,000. coming up on wjz eyewitness news beer building flames, flames fly out of a brewery company, where it happened and all the damage that was done. >> tragedy in brooklyn, a familiar of five stabbed to death, the surprise -- a family of five stabbed to death, the surprising person now in police custody. >> reporter: there's stop eye wear that's safe to use and some that's not. i'm tim williams with more on
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the concerns surrounding decorative contact lenses coming up. >> complete coverage continues with linh bui and meteorologist chelsea ingram. it's wjz, maryland's news it's wjz, maryland's news station. ,and when you get up -- can i play?
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it's mostly clear and 55 degrees in central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. a brewing company catches fire in tampa. flames poured from the roof. the blaze erupted inside a storage unit at the yingling plant. it took about an hour to get it
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under control no, word on what sparked the fire or how much damage it caused. one firefighter was hurt but is expected to be okay. brooklyn police arrest a man for hurding his cousin's wife and her four -- murdering his cousin's wife and her four children. late last night the police found the family stabbed and unconscious. the kids range from 1 to 9 years old. three were pronounced dead at the scene. the mother and 5-year-old died at the hospital. the 25-year-old man had stayed in their home. the music world is mourning the loss of a rock legend. ♪ i said hey babe take a walk on the wild side ♪ >> singer lou reed passed away in southampton, new york. his agent said the velvet underground front man died this morning of an ailment related to his recent liver transplant. the song walk on the wild side was his only top 20 hit, but songs like sweet jane and pale blue eyes became reed standards. he was 71 years old.
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attention spooky halloween shoppers, if your costume includes colored contact lenses, beware. the fda releases a new warning that could have you chickening out. tim williams has more tonight in wjz's health watch report. >> reporter: they are considered halloween fun for your eyes, over the counter color contact lenses. >> they ask for them all the time because it's a really cool way to change your appearance without doing too much makeup or anything else. >> reporter: artistic costume in towson are joins a growing number of shops refusing to sell the contacts. >> we tell them they have to go see their eye doctor. >> you can buy them in flea markets and beauty salons and it's actually illegal to sell contacts without a prescription. >> reporter: experts warn color contacts are medical devices and not regulated by the fda. improper fit can lead to scratches on the cornea. >> the main problem that can
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occur is if people sleep in the lenses and the abrasion occurs overnight while they sleep and bacteria gets in the eye and they wake up in the morning and they're in a lot of pain, but the damage has been done. >> reporter: artistic costume does not sell the contacts because the profit did not outwe the health concern. >> i could have made a lot of money, but i decided that i didn't want to be responsible if someone hurt their eyes or got eye infections and it just wasn't worth it. >> reporter: tim williams for wealth watch, wjz eyewitness news. >> if you still want to wear decorative lenses, the fda recommends a professional eye exam and prescription. the cast of the hit cbs show the good wife celebrate their 100th episode tonight and near doing it by helping others -- they're doing it by helping others. today they helped new jersey families who were victims of superstorm sandy. chris norths, josh charles and the entire cast and crew helped rebuild six homes in the rock aways. the actors say they were very touched by the experience.
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don't miss the 100th episode which airs tonight at 9:00 here on wjz. chelsea, it was really nice today. >> a lot of sunshine, still a little cool for some of us. >> it's much nicer than it has been. >> now we're sitting around 55 degrees. again we topped out at 60 today, humidity 41%. we've got a warm-up coming up. we'll talk more ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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i had family in town, so we walked all over the inner harbor today, a lot of people outside enjoying the weather. >> call it seasonably cool today, especially with the breeze and maybe made things feel a little cooler at times. the winds have died down. we're sitting with temperatures in the mid-50s in central maryland. look at our currents across the region, 55 degrees now at bwi,
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oakland 41 degrees. we topped out at 60. we haven't history 60 or above in the past four days. here's what things look like locally, seeing anything from about 54 degrees or 52 westminster all the way to 59 degrees in the district of columbia, 55 degrees now bwi marshall. winds coming out of northwest helping filter in that cool canadian air and dry air mass that's been in place the past couple days. we had some chilly numbers the past couple days. we do have a bit of a warm-up headed our way, but first on the big picture satellite and radar showing this area of high pressure. so that's the area of clear dry air in charge now. it will stay in place as we head throughout the next couple days. we'll have a little cold front pass through from our north, but it won't bring us any rainfall, just a little extra cloud cover but not until later on tomorrow evening.
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so we'll expect another chilly start to your monday morning, but then we'll top now the low and mid-60s before it's all done. that cold front will pass through as we head into tomorrow evening. here's how things will play out into your tuesday. high pressure will then build in once again for tuesday and into wednesday. we may get a little extra cloud cover moving in wednesday associated with the system that will push towards us, but then some pretty big changes headed our way by the end of the week. bay temperature now 60 degrees, northwest winds tomorrow afternoon at approximately 5 knots. so the winds will continue to stay on the calm side even as we head into tomorrow, calm and light side. here's what you can expect tonight, 35 degrees, clear to partly cloudy, another cool night for us, 63 degrees for tomorrow, plenty of sunshine in the forecast and yes, it will be a very seasonable day for change. here's what things look like as far as the next five days, 60 degrees on tuesday, 65 wednesday with cloud cover
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building in. as we head into thursday and friday that's where things get a little tricky, no pun intended, for halloween. we've got our next system moving in it looks like the bulk of the rainfall pushing through thursday night into the friday morning hour where we see the most widespread rainfall. we'll keep things dry now for the trick-or-treaters, but certainly something we'll monitor closely. 72 degrees on thursday. that will be nice and then 71 degrees friday. coming up in sports this afternoon nfl highlights plus a confusing ending to game three of the world series. see the stunning conclusion plus reaction next in sports. ,,
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in tonight's wjz the fan
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sports report the ravens were only spectators on this nfl sunday. they're one of six teams on their bye week. the ravens will be back in action next sunday in cleveland. speaking of the browns they were in kansas city this afternoon taking on the undefeated chiefs. the browns were down 13-0 in the 2nd quarter when they pulled out a trick play to score. quarterback jason campbell will hit josh gordon on a 39-yard touchdown. that cuts the kansas city lead to six. however, the chiefs came right on the next drive. alex smith will find dexter mccluster who makes a nice catch for a 28-yard touchdown. kansas city holds on for a 20- 17 win. they are the nfl's only undefeated team while cleveland falls to 3-5. it will the browns and ravens next sunday afternoon in cleveland at 4:15. remember you can see the game live here on wjz. an unbelievable ending in detroit as the lions trailed the cowboys by six in the final
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seconds. matthew safford will hit calvin johnson with a 22-year-old pass that gets detroit to the 1 yard line. there's a dive for the touchdown with 12 seconds to go. detroit beat dallas 31-30. a stunning conclusion to game three of the world series in celeste, the cardinals now lead -- in st. louis. the cardinals lead two games to one. the cardinals had runners on second and third with one out. jon jay hit the ground ball and doses tin pedroia makes a diving stop -- and dustin pedroia makes a diving stop. his throw to home is off target. that's when obstructing the runner is ruled and it was ruled alan craig should be allowed to score even though he
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was eventually thrown out at home, a strange ending that gives st. louis the win and afterward everyone was talking about the play that ended the game. >> said i have to get out of there. i center to get up. he was on -- have to get up. he was on top of me, really nothing i can do there. >> i don't know how gets out of the way when he's lying on the ground and when craig trips over him, i guess by the letter of the rule you could say it's obstruction, but that's a tough pill to swallow. >> the cardinals are now up two games to one with game four tonight in st. louis. finally check in with the sprint cut series running in martinsville this afternoon. jeff gordon will pass matt kenseth with 21 laps to go and win for the first time this season. kenseth holds on for second place. that puts him in a tie with jimmie johnson for the overall points lead. there are just three races left in the sprint cup season.
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be sure to tune in to cbs tonight. at 10:00 it's the mentalist followed by wjz eyewitness news at 11:00. coming up tonight at 11:00 on wjz a police officer is at the center of a brutal triple homicide in anne arundel county. the love triangle that sparked the violence at 11:00. >> plus carnival nightmare, the ride operator at a north carolina fair faces assault charges after dozens were injured, the latest and how the victims are doing. thousands of people party in key west for the annual masquerade celebration. ♪[ music ] >> it looks pretty fun. events take place for 10 days. it attracts some 60,000 people to key west. there are parties, parades, lots of booze, great costumes, ensembles including people dressed as sharks, the 101
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dalmatians, archangels and flamingos, very nice. you got to see this award winning haunted house in illinois it. has a 1,500-pound crypt, a life size carriage hearse and a mummy. the owner has decorated for more than a decade and each year it just gets bigger and better or worse depending on your perspective. glad you coition ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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