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especially as it gets dark here. one victim remains in the hospital. and yes, there is fear of retaliation. >> reporter: the victims were simply walking, on well- traveled burke avenue. sky eye chopper 13 gives you a birds eye view of the area. it's just off york road. the first attack on sunday was a block from the second attack on monday. and close to both towson university and goucher college. police say the men they're looking for is so dangerous. the names and identities was victims are being withheld for safety reasons. >> it's towson. it's a college town. i shouldn't feel this unreasonable. >> reporter: for the first time, towson university is speaking about the violence that left one of their own with stab wounds. >> we feel like it's our responsibility to let them know where and when things are happening. >> that includes partnering with county and police patrols and warning students to get rid of distractions. >> there's this phrase now, and
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cell phones are being picked out of students' hands. >> a lot of people are just talking with headphones, talking about their parents and friends. >> reporter: but also, the suspects, described as three young men. and the method, using a knife to threaten the robberies. >> never this blatant. that's what is scary. it's time after time now. >> reporter: putting this community on high alert. >> reporter: and goucher college is not commenting at this hour. they say that's because these incidents have not happened on their campus. reporting live in towson, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> mike, thank you. >> now, mobile phones were taken in both attacks. we're following breaking news right now. major backups near providence road in baltimore county. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene. let's go to captain jeff long with more. hi, captain jeff. >> one victim was extricated from that silver car you see there. three vehicles involved in this accident, on the inner loop of the beltway. this is right at the cromwell
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bridge road exit. so coming out of towson, on the inner loop, you run into this. only one lane getting by on the right. significant delays on the inner loop. we're also seeing? backups on the outer loop, as people drive by and take a look at this. reporting live from sky eye chopper 13, i'm captain jeff long. back to you. >> all right, captain jeff, thank you. we'll get an update on the situation with kristy breslin, later in the newscast. the identities of two men shot to death in upper fells point are just released. denise is live with the latest in the newsroom on this. >> the shooting happened in broad daylight. and both men were shot in the head. sky eye chopper 13 was over the scene in the 200 block of wolf street. police have identified the two victims in this case, as 30- year-old carl bahrain. and 25-year-old curt bahrain. officials confirmed the victims are brothers. medical units were called to the scene. and despite their efforts, both men did die of their injuries. police say they were shot execution style.
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no arrests have yet been made in this case. police allville no word yet of a motive. mary? >> city police are also investigating a third homicide in east baltimore on east oliver street. no arrests in that case either. >> a former maryland school for the deaf employee, arrested and charged with sexually abusing adolescent girls. today, a howard county jury hears from that suspect. wjz is live at the howard county courthouse. derek valcourt is there and explains, the jury got to watch video of his police interrogation. derek? >> and that interview took a while in part because police needed to use sign language interpreters. but they insisted any physical contact on his part was innocent. >> several girls, accused 38- year-old clarence taylor of sexually abusing them. while he served as a dormitory counselor for the maryland school of the da deaf.
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they testified taylor would touch their behinds or brush up against their breasts while giving them hugs. he would text them, exchange inappropriate messages, and three women said he even asked to see lewd pictures of them. police showed an interrogation, when in which he said, i'm not a sex offender. any touching was accidental. kisses were on the cheek. he admitted to inappropriate texts to one girl, but said she sent him an unsolicited topless picture because she was infatuated with him. he said, i tried to counsel them on situations but never touched them or anything like that. his defense attorney says in some ways, it helps the defense. >> because he's being able to be seen by the jury not as this guy sitting at the defense table. they see him, they see his emotion and how he loves his
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family and they see how these allegations are completely false. >> reporter: prosecutors have not been able to produce any evidence of the text they say taylor exchanged with these now teenaged girls. taylor himself is married with a wife and two daughters. his wife has been standing by his side throughout this ordeal. we're live in ellicott city. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> derek, thank you. >> it's unclear if taylor will choose to take the stand in his defense, once they take it in their own defense. a pair of robbery suspects. the pair may be responsible for robberies at several gas stations and queens stores in the carne parkville area. police say the male suspect often wears a delivery driver's uniform. and the female suspect, occasionally wears nurses' scrubs as you can see in the picture here. anybody with information should call county police. a living hell. one of three women reveals more of what her life was like in
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this notorious house of horrors. jessica kartalija joins us with more of michelle knight's incredible story. jess? >> reporter: well, kai, knight was lured into castro's home in 2002. today, she talked about what it was like when he kidnapped two more women, abusing all three of them for years. >> reporter: held captive in this cleveland house of horrors, michelle knight, amanda berry, and gina dejesus, were kidnapped and abused by ariel castro, for years. >> he said, i can abuse you, and nobody will care. >> reporter: now, michelle knight says in addition to being physically and sexually abused, she was emotionally abused as well. >> to have somebody come in your room, day after day, telling you, your family don't care about you. you never had a family that loved you. >> reporter: knight was the first of three women kidnapped. >> i had to help him drill holes in the wall, to put the chains through, to hook us together.
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>> he was forcing you to prepare a new torture chamber for a new victim? >> yes. >> next came amanda berry, then gina dejesus. >> and i could hear somebody screaming, get off me! >> did he rape her in front of you? >> yes. >> after being raped multiple times, knight became pregnant. >> this is now in your third year. how many times did you miscarry while you were in captivity? >> five times. >> and... did he brutalize you every time he found out and. >> every time got worse than the other. >> reporter: knight was allowed outside just twice. once to dig a giant hole. >> was it big enough to be a grave? >> yes. for one person. >> there was a time in the house where i was going to die. gina picks me up into her arms and tells me to come back. you can't go like this. i begged her to let me die. and she wouldn't do it. [ crying ] >> we found them.
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>> reporter: in may, the women were rescued by police. >> we ran out at the same time. and the first thing i said, after grabbing the lady is, we're going home! >> i wanted to kiss the ground that i was walking on and thank god for letting me get out of that hell hole. >> reporter: knight was the first to talk openly about what happened inside of that home. the other two women, gina dejesus, and michelle berry, are working on a book together. and kai, no word whether initial is involved in that. it is an amazing story of how they survived. knight has nerve damage to her hand and vision problems that may be the result of living in dark conditions for several years. a big day on wall street, as the stock market pushes into record territory. the dow jones closes at an all- time high, at 15,746 points, finishing up 128 points. the dow previous high was set
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just last week. the s&p finished one point off its record high as well. talk about a beautiful autumn day, taking a live look outside, from sky eye chopper 13, as the sun sets. i mean, it is just magnificent. we've had mild temperatures today. how long will it all last? wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. meteorologist chelsea ingram is bob turk are updating the temperatures and the forecast for us. we'll start with bob. >> that is one beautiful. looks like the tree's color out there almost. beautiful sunset. we have clouds out to the west of us. but it was a mild afternoon. look at temperatures now. still at 63. still 70 coming in there at cumberland. 61 in oakland. and 64, easton. ask ocean city, at 61. right now, temperatures running 7 degrees warmer than yesterday at this time. out to the west, look at that. oakland is 26 degrees warmer. and cumberland, 22 degrees warmer than yesterday at the same hour. there's a front to the west. shower activity. and it will be in here late,
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late tonight. into the morning hours. looks like we'll see some rain. not expecting a lot of rain. but it will be damp in the morning, probably when you go to work. but when you come home, you might even see some bright sunshine. chelsea has more on that, coming up tomorrow and the end of the week, with chillier temps. chelsea? >> thanks, bob. you are exactly right. and we have big changes on the way with rainfall. also, cooler weather. that cool front is going to come into the afternoon. with clearing afterwards. behind that, we'll see cooler temperatures. and we'll really notice the chill, as we head into thursday night and friday. just how cool will we get? well, you'll have to wait and see. and bob's updated first warning forecast. now, let's go back inside. >> thank you, chelsea. the ravens' season hits a major crossroads this sunday, as they carry a three-game losing streak with a matchup into the cincinnati bengals. wjz is live in owings mills. sports director mark viviano
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has more on how the team is getting ready. >> how are you doing, kai? after a two-game losing streak, terrell suggs, declares a state of emergency. now that it's a three-game losing streak, suggs told me today, it's dev-con5 -- def- con5. but spiking today, many of the- - speaking today, many of the ravens say all is not lost. >> reporter: back on the practice field, the ravens say there is not much about their game plan that they can or will change. and there's no question they have the right attitude and drive. it's about getting the right focus. >> it's our job to keep our heads down and move on to the next week. this week, it's cincinnati, and try to get a win. that's all we have to worry about. and all we can worry about. >> any of these games can be the one. to where it finally clicks for us. and we start playing like we know we can. >> reporter: the ravens need only look back to last year. for the last time, they had a three-game losing streak. and they recovered from that to make the play-offs and win the super bowl.
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>> you have to go out there and continue to play, until it's over. so i feel like it's mathematically impossible for us to not make the play-offs, then going to keep fighting. and even then, we have more pride than to just roll over for anyone. >> reporter: cincinnati will come to town as a tough opponent. and today, some injury news for the ravens. both players on defense, who missed practice today. jimmy smith, starting cornerback, with a groin injury. and starting linebacker, darrell smith, out with a thigh injury. we'll see how they progress through the week and if they'll be ready to play sunday against the bengals. more coming up next. back to you for now. >> you can see the game against the bengals, sunday afternoon, at 1:00, live here on wjz. and still ahead on wjz's eyewitness news at 5:00. and so everybody started -- everybody panicked. everybody started running. >> a california teacher injured in a shooting at l.a.x., speaks out about those terrifying moments.
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too close to call. i'm pat warren. coming up on eyewitness news. a nail biter in the anapol i guess mayor's race. -- annapolis mayor's race. a jury remains deadlocked in a lawsuit worth potentially millions of dollars. that story as eyewitness news continues. a nice and mild fall day. but things are changing. don't miss the updated first warning forecast with bob. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it is mostly clear. beautiful out there tonight. 62 degrees in central maryland now. complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. an unexpected showdown in maryland's capitol city right now. the annapolis mayor's race is too close to call.
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political reporter pat warren explains, there has been a crack in the dam between democrats and republicans. >> marylanders consider annapolis an idyllic spot, where all of the political drama takes place in the state house, not the local households. >> reporter: most of the time, we tend to take an attitude, where we step back and say, well, we can't really affect anything that happens here. >> reporter: but annapolis residents are divided almost evenly, between democratic josh cohen, and mike pantalides in a race too close to call. michelle obalon. >> you are cutting yourself short. >> reporter: but the issues are driving this race in the two-to- one democratic city that gave the lead to a republican over water bills. >> we had a huge vote. water bills affect everybody. >> reporter: mayor cohen told
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wjz, renovations to city dock have also caused controversy, particularly plans to eliminate dock-side parking. >> that's not to change. >> mayor cohen said, i am blessed to have been able to serve and give back to my town as mayor. >> the countdown begins tomorrow at 9:00 in the morning. i'm pat warren, reporting from annapolis. back to you on tv hill. >> there are only 27 absentee ballots. that will determine the outcome of this race. if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check on the roads from kristy breslin at we'll traffic control. >> hi, kai. hi, everyone. well, we have a major accident on the inner loop of the beltway that happened just a few moments ago. between providence road and cromwell. at this point, there were three involved but only one lane getting by. right now, you can expect delays back to reisterstown road. along with that accident, we have a second one reported on
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the -- the inner loop of the beltway. outer loop, that's also being affected. people trying to get a look at the inner loop accident. west side inner loop, backed up from 895, past liberty road. northbound 95, no improvement there. still a very hefty drive for you, from key highway to the beltway. 70 westbound. stop and go there, from 29 to marriottsville road. several new accidents out there. marysville road, at baltimore national pike. north broadway alt east. -- alt east. and let's take a live look. it will be quite a delay for you on inner loop there at providence road. this traffic report is brought to you by mummies of the world the exhibition. you can get your tickets at maryland science back to you. >> kristy, thank you. well, millions of dollars are at stake in a towson courtroom. the jury that found unnecessary stents had been placed in a man's heart, are still
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struggling with what financial damages should be awarded. alex demetrick, with the latest on the case involving cardiologist, mark midei. >> reporter: well, three times over the course of three days, this jury has said it is deadlocked and for the moment, that remains the case. >> reporter: in the first phase of this trial, the jury found former cardiologist, dr. mark midei, had placed unnecessary stents into weinberg's heart. fearing for his health, weinberg left the cordish company. but weinberg sued, claiming he lost potentially millions in income by missing out on development of cordish's maryland live casino. determining that loss was the jury's next job. any damages would be sought from the former owners of st. joseph's hospital, where midei practiced. three days later, the jury came to a hung verdict. it came when one juror wrote
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the judge, quote, i can't do this any longer. i just don't see any progress being made. >> reporter: and just a few moments ago, the judged the jury if they were near a verdict. the answer was not yet. so the judge sent them back to deliberate more. >> and wjz will continue to monitor the jury until they go home or we get a verdict. a navy blimp that has been a few weeks hovering over baltimore is back. the u.s. navy's only manned air ship will be in the skies of maryland next week. it will conduct a week-long test of experimental avionics systems that could help protect army and navy personnel around the globe. the blimp will fly near beltsville, maryland and to the northeast near baltimore city. its temporary base will be near frederick. >> it's back. it's following you. lots of people had questions the first time. they're lessening to me. gotta go up there and fuel it. let's take a look. we've got very pleasant temperatures right now. but it's going to get chilly
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again. 63. south/southeast winds at 9. the barometer starting to fall. we'll come back and take a look at the rain chance and cooler temps. beautiful sunset tonight. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,, [ female announcer ] your eyes.
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beautiful, beautiful afternoon. mild temps, sunshine for the most part. just a few clouds coming through the area now. but look how warm it is. still 70 in wer land. -- cumberland. we're at 63. 63 in d.c. 64 in easton. actually, it would have been a little warmer. but winds turning to the south and southeast, bringing a little cooler air off the bay and ocean. west of us, got up to 72 in cumberland. even oakland was in the mid-60s this afternoon. so very, very mild afternoon here for the first week of november. 63, bel air. westminster. columbia, and d.c. as well. 61 down by the bay. we've got a light southeast wind tomorrow. during the morning, a southerly and southwesterly breeze, keeps us in the mild air. but we have clouds moving in from the west. tomorrow we have clouds. look for rain to break out. probably during the early morning hours. maybe 4:00, 5:00, 6:00 in the morning. probably light rain. but looks like the front is going to move through very, very quickly. so the rain activity won't last
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long. behind it, colder temps, yes. and generally sunny skies. a little snow, across northern wisconsin right now. just moving out towards portions of ontario. not a whole lot to the west. rain activity through ohio, much of michigan now, moving off primarily, northwest of us. the front gets in here overnight tonight. and tomorrow, light rain, to about maybe noontime. and then it begins to clear out and turns cooler by afternoon. things should brighten up. it will be breezy behind the front. friday being loos like a cooler day-- looks like a cooler day. temperatures back in the 50s. pretty much where they should be this time of year. a slight warmup on sunday, mayine get up to around 60. before another front approaches early next week. we keep going up and down, temperature-wise. 58, bay temp. south wind, gusting to 20 knots ahead of that front and small craft advisory, throughout the afternoon on thursday. sunrise, 6:41. sets now, 4:59. gotta hate that. tonight, then, later on. the clouds move in. 53, very mild night.
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during the morning, some light rain in the region. ending and clearing out in the afternoon. but breezy, tomorrow's high, about 61. dropping back into the 30s and 40s. tomorrow night. and a much cooler, but sunny friday coming our way. >> all right, bob. thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news at 5:00. >> how are you? >> doing well. >> what do you have to say about the storm you're in? >> i'm just trying to weather the storm now. >> speaking out. the latest on the nfl bullying schedule. what richie incognito and the ravens are saying about the controversy. an anne arundel county man faces 16 years in prison for growing plants inside his home. but these aren't the kind of plants you buy inside a store, it's marijuana. this story is next. i'm ron matz. it's time to buy your miracle ties and help the johns hopkins children's center. the story coming,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it's 5:30. 62 beautiful degrees and mostly clear. good evening. thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. the former husband of a popular &b singer is busted for busting a major growing operation in ann arundle county. rochelle ofrochelle ritchie has more on the illegal drugs found inside the home and why neighbors are so upset. >> reporter: hi, kai. well, the anne arundel county police were tipped off to the illegal drug operation, after someone smelled a funny scent
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in the air. >> reporter: augusta stone is behind bars, after police found 158 marijuana plants inside his home, on 230th street in pasadena. >> they believe this individual was manufacturing a marijuana -- distributing marijuana for two to three months, roughly, out of the home. >> reporter: police say stone lived in the home with his weed and for several months went undetected, until somebody became suspicious. >> the tip was what kind of set off the investigation from observant citizens. again, just the amount of traffic coming and going. >> reporter: the plants, pretty significant in size. one by one, they were moved out of the home, into the custody of police. >> got a big operation going there. really big. that's a lot of plants. >> reporter: the street value of of the drugs found inside the home, $127,000. and according to neighbors, this operation all took place next door to a in-home day care. >> kids walk past that house to go to the bus stop. it's right there. my kids are here all day.
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there's kids next door. they really could have unfortunately ran into that. >> reporter: neighbors say the home is a rental, and has had a number of interesting characters come and go. >> somebody else had to have drugs one time. >> reporter: and police also found 30 grams of loose marijuana. if convicted, stone faces 16 years behind bars. we're live tonight, i'm rochelle ritchie, wjz eyewitness news. >> rochelle, thank you. >> stone is the ex-husband of r&b singer, little mo. speaking out for the first time, a california high schoolteacher, shot at an l.a.x. airport, is talking about his terrifying ordeal. vic is live in the newsroom with more on this for us. >> reporter: 22-year-old brian ludmerwas on his way to a wedding when he was wounded. he was traveling to his home last friday, when the gunfire suddenly erupted at los angeles international airport. >> i was in line with a bunch of people, for the metal detectors, when we heard gunfire, first from the first floor, from the ticket level. and so everybody started --
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everybody panicked. everybody started running. >> ludmer managed to drag himself behind the store where he made a turn quiet to stop the bleeding -- tourniquet to stop the bleeding in his leg. one officer died in the shooting and two others were wound the. >> lud meris kidnapped to make a -- ludmer is expected to make a full recovery. first comments since a bullying investigation. as the ravens talk candidly about issues of hazing in the nfl. christie ileto has more on the new video and more. >> reporter: the embattled dolphin remains tight-lipped by the bullying allegations, only saying he's trying to weather the storm. >> reporter: richie incognito had little to say to the cameras. >> i'm just trying to weather the storm right now. this will pass. >> reporter: days after
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allegations surfaced, he wul -- bullied miami dolphins teammate to leave the team, by using racial slurs and accusations. accusations that had him tight- had lipped. >> no comment now. >> reporter: but new video shows the suspended nfl player, shouting topless at a bar earlier this year. using profanity and the n-word to refer to one of his teammates. the nfl continues to investigate whether he crossed the line with martin. >> we're not a hazing team. that's for sure. >> reporter: for the first time, since wednesday night, the ravens are addressing the issue. bullying as a way for players to earn their stripes isn't tolerated. >> from my personal experience, in baltimore, it would never happen. we have great leadership. and guys are focused on trying to win. if you're out there, focusing on trying to win, then the little hazing and things like that, like it doesn't matter. >> reporter: as for the league's ongoing investigation,
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it's a cautionary tale. bullying won't be tolerated alt football's highest level. >> and so far, jonathan martin has not publicly commented on what happened to him. kai, back to you. >> all right, kristy, thank you. incognito makes $4 million a year. nfl rules allow a team to suspend a player, without pay for up to four weeks. for the first time, since 1989, new york city elects a democrat for bayor. bill dilazio met with the man he's replacing, republican mayor michael bloomberg, for about an hour today. he quickly named the people who will run his transition team, and reiterated his intent to replace the police commissioner, raymond kelly. it is being called the most important case, regarding religious expression the supreme court has taken up in 30 years. the issue is prayer at the start of government meetings. tara mergener has the latest from the supreme court. >> reporter: for the past 14
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years, the town council of greece, new york, has started its meetings with a prayer, usually led by local clergy. >> ault this, we ask to the -- all this we ask, to the name and merit of jesus christ. >> reporter: they heard arguments whether the town's prayers are unconstitutional. >> i don't think they were asking that there not be prayer. i think we're asking for it to be inclusive. >> reporter: susan gallaway, a town resident, who is jewish, and linda stevens, who is an atheist, say, the premeeting prayers violate their rights because they emphasize christian beliefs. >> when you're told by a pastor to stand up and bow your head and pray to jesus, if you don't do that, it can be intimidating if you object. >> reporter: the supreme court settled the issue 30 year ago. that ruling said opening prayer is part of the nation's fabric and not a violation of the first amendment. >> it's something we do in the senate, every day before we meet. and it's something that we've done for over 200 years in the
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capitol. >> the town's lawyers told the court, people of different religions are given equal opportunity to pray. >> we can pray how we want. believe how we want. >> reporter: outside, a group of protestors exercised their right to free speech, while a pastor led a small group in prayer. the court's ruling is expected next june. in washington, tara mergener, wjz eyewitness news. >> the obama administration and conservative groups both agree that the town of greece's premeeting prayers are constitutional. time for a quick look at some of the stories in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. talking to residents, police and critical conditiononologists about the-- criminallologists. a research says exercise can be more helpful than medication for managing some serious health problems. and a preview of previews of local college teams. remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's
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first warning weather team. if you're shopping for a holiday gift, look no further than the miracle tie. they're on sale as of today. ron matz reports, one of the joys of baltimore's holiday season are the meeting tie designers. the young patients at the johns hopkins children's center. >> i'm wearing your tie this morning. >> yep. >> what do you think of that and -- that? >> pretty cool. >> 12-year-old lila's first -- favorite season is winter. so she designed the holly tie. >> and holly is a plant you see that is winter. so i chose to draw that. >> reporter: the miracle ties are all drawn by young patients at the johns hopkins children's center, sold by joseph a. bank, who presented hopkins with a check for $60,000 from last year's sales. >> as a company, we're happy to partner with the children's center, so we can make these children's stay easier, when they are in the center getting treatment. >> what is your name?
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>> bridget. >> reporter: 5-year-old bridget received a heart transplant when she was 2. love her snowman tie. these kids are amazing. >> it's amazing. to show the world what i have and how my diagnosis, how it's not as bad as people may think. >> they are so resilient in facing really hard medical challenges. but when you allow them to play and to draw, it's easy to remember the child that they really are. >> reporter: children, on a mission. >> every buckaroo we make will be worth one person getting better. >> reporter: ron matz, wjz eyewitness news. >> here's my tie. the miracle ties are available at all joseph a. bank stores and online. since the program started in 1995, the miracle collection has raised more than $950,000 for the kids at johns hopkins. a lot of us got these ties. you have one. >> yes. >> bob turk has one.
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come over here, bob. >> tim williams has one. >> let me tell you about this one. this is made by thomas griffin. he's 11 years old. and being treated for cystic fibrosis at the johns hopkins children's center. he is such a good artist. this is called bringing home the tree. there's a tree in a pickup truck. good job, thomas. it's awesome. there we go. >> this, by the way. madison, is age 11. and the title of her tie is santa go green. >> i like it. great christmas gifts for such a great cause. awesome. still ahead on eyewitness news. >> do you smoke crack cocaine? >> what does that mean? yes, i have smoked crack cocaine. >> reporter: a shocking admission. but he's not backing down. why toronto's mayor won't leave office willingly. grilled again. what health secretary kathleen sebelius is saying about the botched rollout now. i have one, too. it's by thomas griffin.
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ellicott city. bringing home the trees. we have showers and a cooldown headed our way. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. i wish i was made of money. i wish you were too. chances are, you're not made of money. so don't overpay for motorcycle insurance. geico motorcycle. see how much you could save.
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all right. we have a very, very mild night out there. not even a coat out there.
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we have some changes. >> we do, thanks, bob. as we head into thursday, you can expect to see a little rain as we head into the morning commute tomorrow, with temperatures sitting right around 56 degrees. cloudy skies. heading into the afternoon, that rain is going to start to taper to showers, with highs coming in right in the low 60s. ask then by dinnertime, we'll be down to about 50 degrees, with clouds breaking a little bit. as for what you can expect the next five days, let's go inside to bob. bob in. >> all right. the rain in the morning should be done by noon. then it gets chilly and breezy. 42 tomorrow night. high of only 54 by friday. it's only a 10- or 12-degree drop. 58 on sunday. and 58 again on monday. so pretty normal temperatures. a little dip here for friday and saturday. mary? >> we're following breaking news right now. a truck loses its load on the key bridge, right during rush hour. sky eye chopper 13 is live over the scene. captain jeff long is more. captain jeff? >> good evening. that front loader you see there just arrived on scene a few
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moments ago. while we were waiting for it to get there, they had both lanes shut down. this is midspan on the key bridge. this happened a little before 5:00. and as you can see, only one lane getting by on the left right now, while they clean up this mess. the dump truck has been removed from the scene. but the load remains on the road. we were taking a look at the backups. all the way back to the curtis creek draw bridge, on the outer loop of the beltway. reporting live from sky eye chopper 13, i'm captain jeff long. back to you. >> not pretty out there, captain jeff. thank you. we'll bring you more information as it comes in. canada's two largest newspapers are calling for the toronto mayor to step down. jarica duncan reports for wjz, mayor rob ford says a 1,000- pound weight has been lifted off his shoaferltds after admitting -- shoulders after admitting smoking crack cocaine. >> do you smoke crack cocaine? >> yes, vismoked -- i have
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smoked crack cocaine. >> it was that admission by mayor rob ford. >> have i tried it? probably in one of my drunken stupors. >> that leds leds to -- led to his press conference as mayor. >> i know what i did was wrong. and admitting it was the most difficult and embarrassing thing i have ever had to do. >> reporter: for several months, ford denied claims that he uses drugs. >> what don't you understand? >> reporter: he even yelled at reporters last week. they went to ford's home to confront him about a video, the police chief says shows the mayor smoking crack. >> i'd like to see this tape. i don't even recall there being a video. i want to see the state i was in. >> reporter: and ford doesn't view himself as a criminal. he sees himself as a mayor who loves his city enough to tell the truth. >> folks, i have nothing left to hide.
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>> reporter: jarica duncan, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: mayor ford says he plans to finish out his term and run for re-election next year. >> workers and shoppers return to new jersey's largest shopping mall today, two days after a gunman opens fire. investigators have been combing through the property, where 20- year-old richard shoop fired off rounds into the mall ceiling, before taking his own life. officials say chute left a note, suggesting he was going to harm himself. but more than 200 people gathered for a vigil last night in shoop's honor. back on the hot seat on capitol hill. president obama's healthcare reform is once again grilled about why the website is still not working. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from washington. for nearly three hours, health and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius, listened to lawmakers hammer the obama administration hammer congress for problems with
5:48 pm >> we know that lying is wrong. >> i want you to burn their fingers and make them pay. >> reporter: and call for a delay of the affordable care act. >> isn't it time for a timeout? >> reporter: secretary sebelious shot down a call for delay, saying consumers are benefiting from the new healthcare law, despite its rocky rollout. >> for millions of americans, delay is not an option. people's lives depend on this. >> reporter: sebelius said the website needed more than 100 fixes but thou can -- but can now process more than 100 applications an hour. also angry about the millions of americans receiving cancellation notices. >> in fact, more people are losing their insurance than are signing up on the website. >> reporter: president obama went to dallas wednesday, to encourage more people to sign up and to thank volunteers helping consumers submit their
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applications. in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> the chief information officer at the government agency responsible for the launch of the is stepping down. tony trenkle told colleagues he is leaving for a job in the private sector. >> starbucks plans to hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years. this comes after former defense secretary robert gates was appointed to starbucks' board of directors last year. the company's chief executive said starbucks also plans to open five stores on or near military bases that will share profits with local communities. check in with eyewitness news at 6:00. for all new stories coming up. denise is in the newsroom with a preview. >> college students attacked in the towson area. the intense search for the suspect, as one victim fights for his life. also ahead. he was a top-secret code breaker.
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then the fed broke in his door. was william wety a whistle- blower? or did he put the nation at risk? >> allegations of spying gone awry. on wjz next. check in for these stories and all the breaking news coming up at 6:00. but now, back to you. an unbelievable discovery. officials in germany uncover a stash of art, believed to have been looted by the nazis. work by matisse and auto dix. officials believe the art work was nazi plunder from the homes of wealthy jewish families. now, a special team is working to get these works of art back to their rightful owners. and still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. amanda knox trial, part 2. what her former boyfriend says in court about the crime they were acquitted on. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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mnever sleeping.g. ever saving. for him, her, and you. every day. but quality affordable health care seems forever out of reach -- until now. i'm doctor peter beilenson. with local doctors we've founded a new approach to health insurance -- evergreen health. neighborhood care, same day appointments, a team approach with doctors and nurses who get to know you. that's evergreen health. learn more at amanda knox's boyfriend, takes the stand in italy. the two are being retried for
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the murder of meredith kircher. knox, who already served time in prison, is not in italy for the trial. >> reporter: rafael solechito made an emotional plea to an ital italian court to give him back his life. solechito and his ex- girlfriend, amanda knox, are facing trial for the murder of british student, meredith kircher. the expert testified the dna on the knife prosecutors claimed was the murder weapon, belonged to knock -- knox, not the victim. the defense says that backs up the claim that the knife was a regular kitchen knife, knox used for cooking. italy's high court ordered a third trial after she was acquitted, saying the acquittal was full of contradictions. amanda knox is not in court. on british tv, she said she is too scared to return to italy.
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>> i was already impprisonned -- imprisoned wrongfully, already convicted wrongfully. >> soleche to said that knox of his first true love. he said he was too caught up with the romance to grasp what was happening in the beginning. >> there will be another six hearings before the verdict is announced in january. and still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. a former employee, on trial for sexually abusing seven young girls there. i'm derek valcourt. where a jury heard his explanation of what happened. i'll have the details when eyewitness news contin,,,,,,,,,,
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coming up on eyewitness news at 6:00. >> i'm mary bubala, with the story of a maryland man, who said he revealed government spying to congress long before it hit the headlines. that story just ahead. fear, near campus. i'm mike hellgren, near campus. where two students have been attacked. why police fear retaliation. and what goucher college and towson university are saying about the violence. the ravens say they're determined to stop a losing streak. and build some confidence. i'm mark viviano, in owings mills. how the team plans to change their fortune, coming up. a seasonably mild evening.
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will temperatures take a dip? find out in the first warning forecast. check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news. wjz eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now. secret spying? >> a former nsa code breaker makes claim goes government eavesdropping. >> i'm denise koch. >> and i'm vic wart -- carter. >> a maryland man said he blew the whistle on government spying, long before anyone heard of edward snowden, but no one would listen. wjz has more. and the price he paid more than a decade ago. >> reporter: william benny helped design the surveillance program that everyone is talking about.


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