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for a baltimore attorney continues tonight. >> ed looks like no one will declare victory in that race until the absentee ballots are counted. final numbers show gregg berstein leads patricia jessamy by 1300 votes. >> if you need any proof that your vote counts, take a look at this race. gregg berstein looks poised to unseat patricia jessamy. gregg berstein cast his ballot on tuesday along with 18% of baltimore city residents. it's a big board of elections nearly a full day to release complete returns, making the state's attorney's race too close to call. the tally stalled at 97% of the city's precincts. according to election officials,
city election judges forgot to turn in the memory cards from 82 judgment -- voting machines. patricia jessamy spent the day meeting with advisers. >> they have cut expressed some concerns that there were tapes missing that had not been incorporated into the total count. >> officials track down the cards at a dozen polling places. there is nothing suspicious about the slow accounting. >> when you have election night, it is not uncommon to not be at 100%. >> 20 hours after the polls closed, officials released the official results. he had a lead of nearly 1300 votes. still, neither camp is calling the race until an estimated 2200 absentee ballots are counted. >> once we know that the numbers
that her advisers are reviewing include everything. to i think that is your concern. >> gregg berstein privately waited for a resolution to the race. we are pleased to see that the final results are consistent with the voting trend that we observed all day yesterday. i think all of the volunteers who have devoted so much time and energy to help in their campaign. >> at this point, gregg berstein appears poised to unseat incumbent patricia jessamy. those absentee ballots are expected to be counted tomorrow morning. hopefully, we will see this race result sen. >> the race for the democratic nominee for baltimore county executive. he defeated joe barton felder.
we have a look at that contentious race. [applause] more than 15 hours after primary polls closed and after exchanging congratulatory voice mails, kevin cabinet publicly called him to support his campaign as he now faces a republican in the november election for baltimore county executive. >> it is time that we put our differences behind us. i reach out to everyone in baltimore county to heal our divisions and join together because once again, i believe that we will be democrats united. >> in a concession statement, he said, i would like to thank all of my supporters, friends, and family. he goes on to say, i am proud of the campaign that we ran. there is no mention of an endorsement after a race often described as a bidder. republican nominee has already firing shots for running a ugly
primary campaign. >> he focused on joe's record 20 years ago. then he distorted the record. i think that was entirely unfair. i think really very inappropriate and off the mark for this campaign. >> he made no apologies. >> look, it is the same message they gave to my kids. there is a winner and a loser in every ball game. it is not a reflection on either team. someone has to win and someone has to lose. >> he says he plans to meet with him about their future. his campaign did not comment on a meeting or the possibility of any endorsement. the results and the race for governor comes as no surprise. bob ehrlich will take on martin o'malley in november. right now, it appears that many voters do not see a difference between the two parties.
complaining that both have raised taxes and fees. tea party candidate lost -- is now runs support behind a republican candidate. bob ehrlich says he is distancing himself from the tea party wing. >> my wing is more libertarian in nature. >> baltimore county is considered the battleground in the governor's race. to view all the results of the primaries and for more information about the nominees, you can go to our website, wbaltv.com. >> police are searching for a man who attempted to rob a pharmacy in northeast baltimore. two suspects tried to rob the store, but one got away and he could be armed. >> fortunately, no one was
injured in the shooting. police have a very limited description of the suspect. he was wearing a black ski mask. >> i heard some gunshots outside. >> he was inside his liquor store when shots rang out in broad daylight. according to police, a security guard during routine patrols all two men trying to rob the pharmacy. the guard confronted the man and saw they had weapons and fired multiple shots. >> the two suspects fled the location. one of them was caught by a baltimore city police officer. he was taken into custody. >> but the second suspect is still on the run. police recovered one weapon. all witnesses did not want to go on camera told the news that he she saw a man running across a parking lot wearing a mask. >> it is scary. >> other shoppers were inside nearby stores, scared to come out. >> i do not know what happened i
just rely of commotion. everybody was running toward the front of the store. >> the front door of the nearby cleaners was shot out and shattered glass littered the sidewalk. he is grateful the security guard was in the right place at the right time. >> he did a very good job. we rely on him. >> the security card is technically called a special police officer. he is authorized by the police department to do limited police type work. it's just so happens that the company is owned by a baltimore police detective. please tell me that they are doing some investigation into the security guards credentials. >> testimony continues today in the trial of three men charged with murdering former councilman ken harris. so far none of the witnesses who have testified have been able to pinpoint the three defendants at the scene of the crime.
an attorney believes the witnesses are struggling to identify the defendants based solely on fax from the night in question. >> my problem is that these witnesses are testifying based on assumptions. based on conjecture. >> the witnesses referred to a halloween mask of a school that was used during the lot -- during a robbery. some of today's testimony contradicted the surveillance tape. >> one person was killed following a crash in hanover. hanover county police said the two cars crashed at the intersection of i-295 and had never wrote. the cause of the accident is under investigation. scary moments for some students at a high school this morning. after a body was found in the area of the school's campus. student and faculty at long beach high school were put on lockdown.
police investigated the incident. the body has yet to be identified and the cause of death is still unknown. two people are recovering tonight after fire tore through their baltimore county home. it started inside a storage shed of the 300 block of tudor wrote in catonsville. both victims are expected to survive. there is no word yet on what caused the fire. >> a proposal to build a wal- mart in the remington neighborhood has sparked debate. walmart would serve as an anger store any mixed use development. -- an anger store. -- anchor store. >> we are concerned because we have looked at all of the impact of biggs balk -- big box retailers around the country on urban communities. we're not happy with what we have learned. >> they are asking the baltimore county land-use committee for several conditions if walmart
comes to the area. local hiring and living wages among other things. the committee will have at least one more meeting before they make a decision. >> the wife of joe biden visited anne arundel community college today. she will head up a first ever commanded college summit. >> the goal of the summit is to show the importance of community colleges. >> it was clear that dr. jill biden was singing the praises of the white house and its support for community colleges. firsthand howh to make her socks from -- from the kitchen to the classroom, jill biden made the rounds to help showcase community
colleges and the obama administration commitment to support their vision. >> i am still teaching. i am not northern virginia community college and i was there yesterday. i will be there tomorrow. i teach full-time. i teach english. >> the visit took place as the white house was announcing that she will head of a summit for committed colleges next month. >> the president wants to meet the goal by 2020 for our nation to have the highest number of college graduates. you are working on that. we are working on that. >> the school's president says her demonstration is already developing programs to help reach the president's goal. >> we always measured the success of the college in terms of our student success. we know we have a lot to celebrate. >> a song from students. >> do you want to break into song here?
♪ [applause] >> i did want to sing to her. i loved to sing. >> he is hoping it will not be his last indication. he is hoping to earn a degree so he can manage his own music business. >> we will be short -- much more ahead tonight. >> a few frets over the amount of time your child spends on the computer, it could be beneficial. >> the popular diet pill under the scope tonight. is it too risky to be on store shelves? >> do not ever underestimate the power of we the people. >> a war within the republican
>> 38 state's wineries are inviting you to raise your glass and taste local products. the maryland wine festival is being held at the carroll county farm. for $30, you can get a bigger glass. and access to the premier tent. >> md. cabernets, we are thrilled about. in addition, there are some lines that are only eight --
>> the festival is expected to draw over 20,000 people. >> last night primary election result left the democrats' anti party members write or they want to be. one victory led to a big upsets in delaware. >> she is the latest tea party star, christine m. o'donnell, campaigning today as the republican for senate in delaware. after her stunning when in a primary last night -- >> no more politics as usual. >> she beat incumbent congressman mike castle of who is refusing to endorse her. as the spotlight signs on the inexperience conservative, the white house is celebrating her when. >> the republicans in delaware nominated someone today did not think could win.
>> she is part of this year's pattern. sharon ankle in nevada. joe miller in alaska. beating incumbent the summer casket. -- lisa murkowski. >> if we have learned anything tonight, new yorkers are as mad as hell. victories for the tea party, but democrats also claim victories as well. >> the republican establishment is racing to embrace its new embers and their fiery rhetoric. >> it is time to go fire nancy pelosi. >> it is not clear whether christine o'donnell will help or hurt the gop in the fall. >> for the latest results on the
races here in maryland and across the nation, this is the politics page of our website, wbaltv.com. >> the diet drug should either be pulled from the markets or restricted, that is the word. a recent study found that patients only lost 5-8 count on that drug, but increased the risk for heart problems. the fda is yet to decide whether they will pull it completely off store shelves. the panel will its. -- consider improvement for the experimental drug that has to side effects and patience on the average lost 17 pounds over a year. >> a new study says a child's computer time can actually be productive. the university of maryland looked at preteens in a lengthy hours of the computer with an increase in test scores. african-american boys saw the biggest jump, followed by white
girls. white boys saw a slight decrease in test scores. >> as they get older, there is more concerned possibly about the more aggressive games. >> the study only applies to the home computer, not television or video consoles. >> your insta-weather-plus forecast -- >> midway through the month of september, normal height is about 79 degrees. a fort at the airport. 84 at the airport. the record high for the date is 97 and the record low a chilly 40 back in 1873. a around the region now, and temperatures are holding in a 60's.
59 at frost part at this hour. some spots are even dropping into the 50's. will also be a little milder than last night. some of the upper eastern shore areas, and they may be able to get down to the below 50's. sunrise shows partly, disguise at 6:49. cloud cover it is associated with the frontal boundary. that low will stick to our north. as it is passing by tomorrow night, it will drive this front across. we have least had the chance for some rain. we need some rain because it is really dry. thunderstorms are pressing into the west virginia mountains. some scattered storms tomorrow night. systems off the coast by friday morning. after that it is a return to the dry weather.
comfortable temperatures will settle back into the area as we head into the weekend. a little warmer and more humid tomorrow. a small crack the advisory is in effect. a thunderstorm in the afternoon in the mountains. watch for those storms to reach the chesapeake bay area by tomorrow evening, holding off at ocean city until much later to mar night. out in the tropics, keeping an eye on igor. this is one powerful storm. the western end of the storm is getting chewed up a bit by the beginnings of some wind. it is a category hurt -- is a category 4 hurricane. julia is a powerful storm as well. karl is weakening over mexico. igor is moving in the general direction of bermuda and it still looks like sometime sunday
evening, it will be a hurricane -- a category two or three hurricane. not so good news for the folks in bermuda as they keep a close eye on a very strong hurricane. 84 degrees around here tomorrow. sunshine returns for friday and saturday with highs around 80. a little cooler on monday and tuesday next week. >> as the raid and prepare for this week's game in cincinnati, one player prepares for his unusual trip to the visiting locker room. >> america's favorite jackpot game. tonight estimated jackpot --
my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it
>> lingering injuries and a roster move for the ravens today. he will not play again today because of his back injury. they brought back chris miller for the roster today. he impressed the ravens this summer. tonight at midnight, we take you into the ravens and game plan. 208 on comcast. sunday's game in cincinnati said the big homecoming of sorts for the new raven's receiver.
>> the new wide receiver made a couple of plays in his debut for the ravens. not a huge impact. he is expecting more this week as he gets a chance to face his former team. while fund at this time with cincinnati would certainly not describe the departure as friendly. he wanted to stay with the team. >he has his work cut out to make the kind of impact he wants to have on sunday. the veteran continues is crash course of the ravens play book. he contributed monday with two big plays. >> even in the game, i was stuck in the middle. ok, i go over here.
i hope to play more. we will see what happens. >> he seamlessly transitioned into the raven's locker room. when asked if he considered a return to cincinnati, he said no. >> the ravens and cincinnati sunday in cincinnati. maryland is traveling to west virginia. he needs a high-profile when to philby and wagon. he sees the trip to west virginia to grab a little national attention. >> this is a very big game for us. we can learn a lot about who we are after this game. >> no one has seen more signs of progress than the orioles. they have a five game win streak
you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician. definitely.
>> hopefully, we will give a few showers in here. that is our only real chance for the next five-seven days or so. maybe a thunderstorm to my night. great looking weekend weather. there is another front that might come through late sunday night into monday, but that really does not have much moisture in it. we are just looking at a few clouds and high temperatures in the upper 70 pause. not bad. >> thank you for joining us tonight. we will see you back here tomorrow.
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