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baltimore's next top prosecutor. he faces a republican candidate in the general election this fall. >> earlier this afternoon, patricia jessamy conceded the race. bernstein is already working on the transition. >> he vows to leverage partnerships, make the office more transparent and accountable. [applause] gregg bernstein waded through a large crowd of supporters to say thank you from the very spot where announce his candidacy. >> people of all races, ages, and economic groups were ready for change, and ready for a fresh approach to tackling the crime and violence in baltimore's neighborhoods. >> his campaign began just two months ago under the assumption he had no chance. he pledged to leverage partnerships, not only with police but with the judiciary and public defender's office,
and promises that the first and the public will notice is how transparent and accountable his office will be. >> i ran for this office because i believe public safety is one of our most important rights, and that everyone, regardless of who they are or where they live, has the right to feel safe and secure in their homes and neighborhoods. >> at jessamy was the city's top prosecutor for 15 years. her eyes filled with tears and a smile on her face, she accepted defeat graciously. she says she is not going quietly into the night, but she is moving forward. >> we cannot arrest and convict our way out of our current predicament. >> she will be volunteering her services for a project called the fifth sunday violence to virtue initiative. >> we have to begin to change individuals from the inside out. working with children in making sure that our children have every opportunity to be successful citizens and not grow up into cold-blooded killers who
are continuing the cycle of violence. >> jessamy says her legacy in office influence national policy. she originated a gun initiative that turned into project xl, wrote the witness intimidation laws now on the books, created a prosecution program and anti- gang initiative. >> a pledge that i will do my best to fairly administer the powers of my office, to exercise discretion, and to make baltimore a separate place. >> bernstein says he plans to be the public face of the office, rather than use a spokesperson. he says after some down time, he will wind down his private law practice, look into an audit of the city state's attorney's office, of trying to restore faith people lost in the criminal-justice system. >> despite six days of early voting opportunities, voter turnout in maryland's primary appears to have been the lowest
on record. the maryland state board of elections reports of official polling place turned out to be 2.4% during early voting and 21.6% during election day. but very county had the lowest turnout, and garrett county had the highest -- montgomery county had the lowest. what do you think will improve voter turnout, or is it a lost cause? you can leave your comments on our facebook page, and stay in touch with our updates on wbaltv.com. >> officials with the department of defense said a soldier from baltimore has died in iraq. they say he died from a non- combat related incident. >> we have learned more details
about the man who opened fire inside hopkins hospital yesterday. paul pardus spent his days transporting disabled patients. police say he became so distraught over his mother's prognosis, he shot a surgeon before turning the gun on his own mother and then himself. it is a shock to his brother. >> he just wanted to stay with her and to be with turkey -- to be with her if he could. >> pardus and his mother both died at the scene. the surgeon, dr. david cohen, is expected to survive his injuries. today it was pretty much back to normal at the hospital. >> this afternoon, police commissioner bealefeld said he will give his department and the first responders very high marks, but says they are looking very closely at what could have been done better. the response time to the
shooting was fast and efficient, according to the commissioner. >> the initial response to this, the communications with hopkins security and the police department is unparalleled. >> hopkins officials and police investigators spent time looking over surveillance video from the scene, trying to determine exactly where paul warren pardus enter the hospital, and what security systems were in place. he was carrying a semiautomatic handgun like this one. >> a very small weapon. the whole thing could be concealed in the palm of your hand. a very small weapon. in terms of recognizing an armed gunman and all those things that people will be arise about, it would present a big challenge. >> investigators are also taking a closer look at pardus and his movements and habits. >> we don't know yet if it was
in his daily routine, coming in visiting his mother, that he always had that done. was this an anomaly in his behavior? those are the things we are asking about. >> according to hospital officials, dr. david cohen is it fair condition tonight. they released a statement saying they have 400 security guards, but isolated incidents " occur. >> police are investigating a triple stabbing on board an mta bus. just after 3:00 this afternoon, officers were called to the no. 51 bus. the mta says the victims were involved in a fight that ended in the stabbings. they are all being treated for
non life-threatening injuries. >> baltimore police released a surveillance photo in hopes of identifying a suspect in a stabbing that happen last thursday night downtown. it is unclear what led to the violence, but officials are acting for your help to find the suspect. if you recognize this and in the photograph, you are asked to call baltimore city police. >> witnesses told the jurors more about the night former city councilman tim harris was killed, and how they feared for their own lives. barry simms is following the trial and joins us live from courthouse east. >> the former employee of the new haven lounge concluded her testimony today, telling the jury the impact the robbery and murder of former city councilman ken harris has had on her. elizabeth not only had to talk about how frightened she was
when three men robbed the jazz club in september 2008. she had to explain differences in her testimony friday and past statements she made to police. the three men are charged with robbery and murder of kenneth harris, who was shot when he tried to flee. a identifying suspects has been problematic. prosecutors are relying on dna evidence and believe the robbers wore gloves to hide their fingerprints. police want to know why showers did not mention anything about the suspects having gloves on their hands. >> if we found love in your purse, would that be yours, and she said no. she never said the perpetrators had gloves, never brought that up until almost a year later. they specifically asked, and she never said anything about it. >> prosecutors believe a security officer can identify gary collins as one of the robbers. the officers claim collins has a distinct wall.
>> miss showers made it very clear that she saw the person into the bar and then walk all the way around, and she said that this person had no particular lamp or weird hitch about his wall. she was very clear about that in her statement. i understand she kind of forgot about that. >> showers described her terror during the robbery, saying i thought i was going to die. she said she tried to remember everything. i was very upset. i had learned someone had gotten murdered. one beat snatched her purse. police discovered bandannas in her purse. >> i found it odd that they talked to were the morning after the alleged incident, and two days after, they brought her in for the sole purpose of going through the items in the person to identify what was hers and what was not. the talk about the gloves, shoes, the 9 millimeter casing,
but never mentioned these bandanas that a claim or in the purse and never covered it. i wonder why they never asked her. >> shares defended her testimony, saying that she answered the questions posed by both prosecutors and police. >> still to come, a rescue form in howard county has been caring for horses more than 20 years. >> for the first time, that had to care for horses that were mistreated by another rescue farm. but the ravens get back your test results. that story later in sports. >> a cold front moves the area just in time to open the door for a beautiful weather begin. some nice looking conditions out there. temperatures in the mid to upper ♪
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>> for over 20 years, days then form has been caring for neglected and sick horses. yesterday, a half-dozen horses from west virginia came to dave's in, and those forces came from a place that called itself or rescue farm. rob roblin has the story. >> the farm in west virginia was supposed to be a horse rescue, but as it turned out, the 53 horses there needed to be rescued. you can almost see it in their eyes, the pain and neglect. >> you can just tell they are hurting. it is the same thing with people. you look into a person's eyes. i think eyes or the window to the soul. you can read a lot in their expression. >> 6 thoroughbred horses, close
to death, are being cared for. >> this course should weigh between 1000 and 1,200 pounds. he probably weighs 750 at the most. >> the horses were brought here yesterday at from what was supposed to be a horse rescue form and west virginia. starting in dehydrated, six of those in the worst condition came here. >> it cannot be a caring human watching an animal lying on the ground suffering without wanting to do something about it. >> to of the horses or on ivy. yesterday that wondered if that would make it through the night. >> by the grace of god and i think a lot of prayer, that are standing today and doing better. >> for the people who work and
volunteer here, despite the terrible conditions these horses are in, today there is always hope that their kindness and care will make them better. >> i am very optimistic. i am glad they are here. >> as always, day's end need any help the public cannot give to save these and other sources here. >> the front went through last night and kicked up some showers and a few strong thunderstorms. reports of what tornado up in ocean, new jersey. we just picked up some much- needed rain. only a little over. income of an inch total, less
than that down at the inner harbor today. we manage to hit 80-82 degrees, and the record high was 97 setback in 1991. temperatures are ranging through the 70's, from 76 at the airport to 77 at the inner harbor, 77 at randallstown. it is 76 in chestertown over on the eastern shore. cool readings out in the western maryland mountains, and it will be chilly out there tonight. only in the 50's in the afternoon out around the creek this afternoon. they may hold on to some of that tonight but than clear out nicely during the day tomorrow. east of the mounds, we expect clear skies to develop as we get through the evening. the east of the mountains. overnight lows range through the
50's. there is yesterday's cold front, and you can still see some of the strong storms offshore. the next cold front will move in rapidly, but this does not have much moisture with that at all. it will move through here sunday night and monday morning. behind it there is more cool if not cold air. it is cold enough for rain to mix with snow in parts of montana and the northern rockies this afternoon. the seasons are changing, especially up to the north of us. the front slides down into virginia and we get back into a dry mode early next week. there is not much rain in the forecast until maybe the end of the work week next week. sunny skies tomorrow, a beautiful saturday. highs of 78-83. on the bay, the winds will be like, the waves less than 1 foot. a quiet day out on the chesapeake bay tomorrow afternoon. a little chilly tomorrow morning
and again on sunday morning heading toward the mountains. around the chesapeake bay, sunny skies and high temperatures near 80. the same scenario on the lower eastern shore. if you are going to any of the beaches, watch out for the rip currents, because of hurricane ego witches -- hurricane karl igor, which is expected to get close to bermuda going into the weekend. sunday afternoon into sunday evening, it may still be a category 2 hurricane, but will we get on this track to that north. hurricane karl is expected to deliver heavy rain to parts of the interior of mexico. around here, high pressure means sunshine for saturday, partly cloudy sunday, temperatures in the upper 70's on monday and tuesday, and another chance for rain next thursday and friday.
>> interesting trend in the ravens and dingell series. 2007, the bingles what the ravens, 2008, the ravens returned the favor. here we are in 2010. the ravens injured list proves a little troubling. for starters are questionable -- four starters are questionable. todd heap suffered a soldiers shoulder strain. ray lewis is questionable with a foot injury. all four said they should be ok for sunday, but it might not matter, right? >> everybody is talking about the way they play, but the bottom line is, if you fall for that, you will fall for anything. they are born to come out and
give us their best game, and we know that. that swept us last year in the division. why would they not try to do that again? >> the ravens arrive in baltimore full of optimism, but the doctors' reports are not favorable. after studying the results, the ravens believe he is unlikely to play this season. sergio kindle hopes to sign some kind of contract so he can at least in time with the team this year. high-school football coverage tonight on tv 11. blog onto wbaltv.com and click on two extra points for more on baltimore area high school football. the orioles host the eighties tonight, the first of a three game series. baltimore has the best record, the second-best in the american league. the yankees, despite some impressive theatrical efforts,
just like a three-game series. tampa did a number of new york as well. kevin millwood on the mound for the orioles tonight. former yankee skipper john tory made it official today, announcing his retirement at the end of the season. overall, he had four world series titles in his career. his longtime lieutenant, don mattingly, takes over. stay with us, one more check of the forecast coming up right after this.
>> islands on board an mta bus. what let three people to be rushed to the hospital was stab wounds in the middle of a busy afternoon. police released the 911 tapes of frantic calls after a surgeon was shot outside a patient's room at johns hopkins. will have these stories and much will have these stories and much more when you join us ton
everyone knows a fee is a tax. 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.
>> nice weather to the rican, clear and comfortable tonight. a little warmer, and then it cools off monday and tuesday. cincinnati is supposed to have temperatures in the mid to upper 80's. >> that is a look at our news. thanks for joining us. nbc nightly news is up next. nbc nightly news is up next.
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