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this tonight. he joins us now with more. >> as far as elections go, name recognition is everything. democrat rebecca nelson changed her name. she claims she followed the rules. the state elections board is investigating. we did some digging. she is half native american and says she is a clean spirit and did exactly with the state board of elections told her to do. she filled out an application requesting election officials put her name on the ballot. it is well known in the seventh district. >> you are banking on the family's recognition to help propel you and to office. >> no, i am begging on the fact that they know my family's character, are conservative, and know about the environment. >> they are investigating
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allegations that she is known in the community. we did a public records search. back in 2007, she was charged with second-degree assault. >> she took a piece of wood, wiped someone come and made them hurt themselves. >> that is the opposite. i was beaten. >> her version of the story is written down in court records. the judge for the case on hold and warned her if she got into trouble again that prosecutors would revisit it. civil courts say animal control is demanding $1,400 from her regarding complaints that she was reading that bowls. she says they were not hers. >> those gut -- those dogs got out. he had to get stitches. the woman who was responsible
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serve the 90 days. they cannot have it both ways. >> as far as the state board of elections election -- >> they could ask you to put a different name on the november ballot. would that be an issue? >> they were the ones you brought it up that it would make the most sense. >> the state board of elections is expected to make a decision in the early october. it is likely she will be disqualified. they say at the very least she will have to use her real name in november. reporting live, david collins, wbal-tv 11 news. >> our coverage continues online anytime at we have a wealth of intermission for you including candid profiles and all of the advertising chats. >> security officials of local hospitals and universities met with the police commissioner today to review emergency response protocols which comes on the heels of last thursday's
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shooting inside johns hopkins. the commissioner told everyone there is room for improvement. >> the commissioner's meeting was all about security at local colleges, universities, hospitals, and more. he wants to make sure everyone has a specific plan is a crisis happens on campus or other areas of the city. the commissioner is very pleased with the response from not only the baltimore police department but johns hopkins is security after last week's shooting. the department is still investigating and reviewing protocol. in the meantime, they want to make sure they have plans in place at all the local colleges and universities. they want to meet three times per year with security directors. he wants there to be regular grills for situations like mass evacuation did a shooter on campus. >> the commissioner met with all the heads of security. the good news is that they all
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have security plans. we need to do a better job to make sure we are communicating in the same way. the same way we talk at the university of baltimore, loyola, and johns hopkins. >> they talked about instituting incident command training which would help between the different institutions. reporting live at johns hopkins, wbal-tv 11 years. >> more witness testimony in the trial of three men accused of killing former council member can harris. one witness described how he knew exactly who one of the defendants was. barry simms is live outside court side -- courthouse east. >> germain murray said he watched the surveillance videos on the internet. he did report what he saw or heard the people were that he could identify to police until more than one month after the crime. >> once again, they reviewed surveillance video is.
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this security officer told he called police and identify the defendants. special police officer in jermaine murray said he saw the videos online. marie identified charles mcganey and jerome williams. he said he had another -- a number of encounters with them about loitering. as he watched one video, he pointed to the person in the middle and describe what he called "a funny walk" buying one of the men. in another video and he identified mcganey saying he saw a side view of his face. they're using his testimony to bolster their case against the three men accused in the september 2008 murder of former baltimore city council member ken harris and the robbery of the new haven lounge. the defense questioned his special security certification and whether that allowed him to perform duties at the shopping center at the time of the robbery and murder.
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>> he cannot tell to the jury the truth about when he was observing mr. mcganey and mr. collins. he had no authority in 2008. none of the commission granted after the homicide allowed him to get the vacation. i have my doubts that he was even at the vacation. >> murray told them he did not carry a gun when he was not supposed to. he identified the defendants because of the encounters he had had with them. during the motions hearing, he testified he identified collins because he walks with his feet pointed out. murray did not mention that today. reporting live from downtown baltimore, barry simms, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the cause of this fire is still under investigation tonight. the fire broke out after 2:30 a.m. on northern parkway. six family members were inside the house at the time.
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amazingly, all survived. their 57-year-old grandmother is in the hospital. she hurt her leg jumping out of a window. the fire hit two alarms before the crew got it under control. >> all of a sudden, i felt a big bang and i heard screaming from the hallways. i opened my eyes and the doorway was just in flames. >> the fire did leave the family's 6 pence dead. the cause is under investigation. >> two years since maryland opened its first public boarding school for at risk students. it's number one priority is to repair those students for college. tim tooten is live in the newsroom. he has a progress report. >> the students are living on campus in southwest baltimore. you may recall that this is modeled after pie -- a public charter school in washington.
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it opened with just 80 students from 30 maryland school systems. the sixth, seventh, and eighth graders can to live and learn on campus. >> the ability of our kids to adjust to a boarding environment, they have done a great job especially our incoming sixth graders in getting acclimated to our expectations and being away from home and their families. they have got a really good job. >> the administrators say they are committing to improve their social and academic schools which has become evident for what is being offered during and after school. >> some of our students take two math class is every day. some are taking two reading glasses. >> these they were of education still has the final say so on how the school is run and what students are required to learn. >> the enthusiasm of the students and the fact that they a diverse background.
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>> they make the transition to a traditional high school. jenna bush is a part-time teacher at the school. live in the newsroom, tim tooten, wbal-tv 11 news. >> family members of distracted driving crash victims were in the washington, d.c., today to increase awareness of talking on the phone or text. behind the wheel. more than five dozen people were killed last year alone in distracted driving crashes. we have details on it today's summit. >> the families taking part in a distracted writing summit are hoping to drive home the point that cell phone use behind the wheel can be deadly. >> teenagers -- >> she was killed when a truck driver slammed into the back of her car and eight other vehicles
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at a red light. at the time, heather and her fiancee were on their way to meet with a wedding planner at disney world. >> she went from a planning her wedding to planning her funeral. >> they told her story add the distracted driving summit in washington. >> because of distracted driving, i will never get to walk my daughter down the aisle on her wedding day. i will never get to hold a grandchild. >> the obama administration is proposing a new rule barring truck drivers from sending text messages about transporting hazardous material. taking effect today, new laws banning commercial truck and bus drivers from tax thing at the wheel as well as a law prohibiting cell phone use by train operators. >> there is no bigger distraction than people on a cell phone or people texting. >> all of these things seem so simple, but unfortunately we need to have laws in order for
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the public to understand that it has to stop. >> her 90-year-old daughter died in a destructive -- a distracted driving crash. wireless industries say they support this. the trucking industry says it also supports tougher laws combating distracted driving. in washington, wbal-tv 11 years. >> are you ready to and distracted writing? join us in our pledge to keep eyes on the road in an effort to sign lives. you can find the pledge on our website,. -- there is a link on the home page. >> 200 jobs are coming to our area. the the talks in tonight's "project economy" report. >> on the auction block today, we tell you how much of this went for. >> i am gerry sandusky at the ravens trading facility where
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the nfl takes on john harbaugh with [unintelligible] a little later in sports. >> a little over three months since we have had a cool morning. the heat and humidity are on the way back. your seven-day forecast rate had. 73 at bwi marshall and 75 a
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>> the numbers are out and they are not great. the unemployment rate in maryland and just up to 7 with 3%. about 7000 people lost their jobs. while the rate was are made for political fodder, both governors o'malley and bob ehrlich have weighed in.
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it is important to remember that it remains well below the national average. >> with unemployment a problem, -- continues to face an uphill battle. that was clear today as this shopping center had the auction block. most people were tight-lipped following the outcome. it sold for $20.5 million, but it is unclear who now owns the property. the auctioneer would not comment. couple that with the economic downturn and in the shadow of the downtown center, it has struggled through the recession. meanwhile, $6 million has been granted for expansion at general motors allison transmission. this should cate nearly 200 new jobs. baltimore county approved the grant money today. >> york 11 insta-weather + forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> an afternoon high
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temperature of 77 degrees right on target for a normal high. that was after a really chilly morning. from a chilly morning to a comfortable afternoon. tomorrow, things will change a little bit. we are not talking about record highs, but it will be warmer tomorrow. they were right around the 40 degree mark this morning. almost into the upper 30's in the some of those chilly spots. contrast that with the warmer downtown location. there is almost a 20 degree spread from downtown baltimore. cool stuff on the eastern shores as well. temperatures were in the low 40's. from the coaster baltimore back in the mountains, you notice
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that some of the western sections are just as warm if not warmer than the east. it is the first sign of warmer weather starting to come in. mainly clear skies across the region now and will stay that way overnight. that night is a downtown beautiful weather system will move out. now we need the rain. there are some changes for that. it will be moving into hot, humid air. the computer models are triggering showers and storms in the area. the front will fade away. this will not close off much. southwest winds will gust up to 20 miles per hour. a two foot shop on the day with
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a small craft advisory. a 30% chance that those storms will reach annapolis, st. michael's, and cambridge. it will stay essentially dry with only a minimal chance that some of these storms will make it down to ocean city tomorrow meeting. but hurricane igor is gone but lisa is on the board. it is forecast to become a minimal hurricane. it is way out in the atlantic. it may eventually become tropical storm that the. nothing there just yet. notice is not moving very fast. it is staying out here. it is in the far central eastern atlantic. if they could stay out there and remained weak, lisa will not be a major problem. 86 tomorrow has fall begins tomorrow night at 11:00 p.m. a chance for a thunderstorm. with the arrival of all, summer will try to hang on.
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near 90 thursday and friday. >> 11 sports with gerry sandusky. >> with the from the ravens training facility in ellen mills to date where what started as a bad call on sunday has now turned into worse news for the ravens. especially for head coach john harbaugh. the nfl fined him $15,000 for what the league calls "impermissible verbal, physical contact with a new -- with an official." they find him for an illegal hit on the cincinnati bengals quarterback. harbaugh had a heated exchange with the line judge. while the exchange will definitely hurt harbaugh's check but, the head coach does think it will hurt his relationship with any of the nfl draft. -- nfl refs. >> we disagree and it was
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animated, but it was respectful to route. i know he understood that. it should be ok. >> much more with the coach on the fine, the foul, and their next challenge. "the john harbaugh show" is tonight at 10:00 p.m. on wbal + on 11-2, comcast 208 and verizon 460. last night after the 4-2 win, the orioles market is down that he had a unique place in history of -- the orioles knick mark take this he hit 43 or more doubles in four state -- four straight years. the last to do it? it was back in 1935-1939. before that, 1920-1923. as for the orioles out --
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outfielder, markakis, he can only hope history smiles on them like it did for them in the hall of fame. we have your seven-day forecast right after this.
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>> here is what we are working on for a 11 news at 11:00 p.m. in local whistleblower helps a bust the shipped dumping tons of trash into the chesapeake bay. maryland unemployment jobs as both gubernatorial candidates claim they can change it. these stories and more when you join us told gibbs canning comp.
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today these factories are full of dot com businesses. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence pioneering new cyber security jobs and giving an old gm plant a jump start building electric motors. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you. bob ehrlich pretends to be for the working guy... but he's not on our side. i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family... and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage. made $2.5 million... working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side.
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>> time is ticking down on summer. >> a little over 24 hours left of summer. that is just on the calendar. it does now really involved in the whether department until maybe over the weekend when it feels like a father again. we will heat things up in the mid 80's and the chance for an evening thunderstorm. around 90 degrees for thursday and friday and feeling like fall again by sunday or so. >> fall is coming? >> fall is coming. >> thank you very much for joining us. >> "nbc nightly news with brian williams" is next. captioned by the national captioning institute
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that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea.
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i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message.


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