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dumping waste. >> thanks to a whistle-blower that tipped off the bus -- the coast guard, complete with video. >> the sentence is it a final step in a federal investigation that began in january. the whistle blower was a crew member on the ship when it docked in baltimore. >> this was the ship. it was on a voyage from gibraltar to baltimore in december of last year when federal prosecutors said crewmembers and dumped about 6,000 gallons of contaminated waste into the water along the way. according to authorities, the 100 foot hole is used to bypass the solution from going into the water. the result was oily waste going into the water. >> the challenge was, what do we
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do with the excess oil and pollution that is gathered on the ship's going across our oceans, tens of thousands of ships every year? often, too often, they and that the dumping of sludge into the ocean. >> in this instance, the crew members passed a note to authorities in the coast guard. >> the note to said it was to notify as of discharge between a member in december of 2009. -- between november and december of 2009. >> crewmembers were instructed to cover it and to lie to the coast guard. the company was ordered to pay penalty. $750,000 of it will be used to clean up chesapeake bay. the crew member will receive
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$500,000. >> the company is registered in panama, but primarily does business in greece. it was also caught for dumping waste in 2007. washington and louisiana were part of the investigation and will receive portions of the penalty money. it is hard to say where it occurred because part of the crime was to conceal where it was discharged >> the story we brought you is breaking news tonight -- we have an update on the story right you at 5:00 p.m. as breaking news. skyteam 11 was over the scene at the 300 block in joppatowne. amazingly, no one was hurt, but it did shut down traffic for several hours. because of an early-morning fire
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in north baltimore, -- the cause of an early-morning fire in north baltimore is still under investigation tonight. six family members were inside at the time. all of them survived. but the 67-year-old grandmother is in a hospital. she heard her leg jumping and of a two-story window -- hurt her leg jumping out of a two-story window. that fire left six family pets dead. the cause is under investigation. >> the maryland spca is appalled to learn a man charged with animal abuse had been court appointed to volunteer at the shelter. he is accused of beating a job with a pipe in early august. the dog was severely beaten and eventually euthanize. the court told him they would drop its case if he stayed out
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of trouble and perform 50 hours of community service at the spca. the application was immediately denied. >> that this application -- with recommendation would not have been made if this person had been working with children. >> the spca was never consulted about the recommendation. there is no word tonight on how his case will move forward. >> city cops are -- are urging all hospitals to have a plan should they ever faced a situation like what happened at johns hopkins last week. they announced plans to meet three times a year to enforce security protocol and to engage in drills to prepare for mass evacuation. >> and finally, we want to be sure that we have some kind of
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incident command training, whether it be federal or local, where every department is speaking the same language. >> today, the man who identified the three suspects accused of killing former city councilman ken harris took the stand. jermaine worked at the shopping center where harris was shot and killed. today he told the court that he identified gary collins because of its distinctive walk. and he identified mcganey in a lineup. the defense said he was not supposed to be working at the shopping center at the time, thus making his identifications in ballet. >> what is in a name? the state board of elections is investigating allegations a
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baltimore county state candidates -- state senate candidates used a fake name to wende the primary last friday. david collins has more on this bizarre story. >> rebeccah nelson pak-af native american, says she has a clean spirit and maintains the state board of elections told her what to do. she says they told her to put her bacchanals and on the ballot, rather than her given name, rebecca lynn nelson. of >> you are banking on the family name to win office. >> no, i'm begging on the fact that people know my family's character. >> the complaint comes out of two points, by violating that she -- the complaint was made by
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her opponent. he also questioned her trustworthiness. back in 2007 she was charged with second-degree assault during a property dispute that involved her addiction. >> you took a piece of wood and made them fall and hurt themselves. >> it is exactly the opposite. i was bean with this state. >> her statements were opposite of what it is on court record. baltimore and will control is demanding 1900 dollars from nelson following accusations that she was breeding pit bulls in her backyard. she says they were not hers. >> the dogs got out and bit a man and woman responsible ended at serving 30 days. baltimore county cannot have it
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both ways. >> they could ask you to be rebeccah l. nelson on the november ballot. would that be an issue? >> not if they have it changed -- have changed their minds. they're the ones that brought up the other. >> in the very least, she will have to use her real name come november. >> if you are in the market for a job, the competition is getting stiffer. and at least, that is according to the latest unemployment numbers in maryland. >> of the state jobless rate rose last month as about 7000 people lost their jobs. >> those discouraging unemployment numbers came on the same day that the house of commons let the busing -- let a bustling readfield center hit the -- a bustling retail center
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in the chopping block. >> on tuesday, the 10 story towson commons building, once a thriving entertainment complex, but went on the auction block. maryland's unemployment rate rose from 7.1% in july to 7.3% in july -- in august. maryland and florida are the only two states that recorded and in -- a significant increase in unemployment last month. >> is this a trend or a sick and sad? i kind of thing this is a sick and sad than a trend. -- is this a trend or a i tend of -- is this a trend or a zig
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andfzag? the maryland work force exchange pulled serve -- pulled several search engines. he says it is important to note that the unemployment rate has actually dropped since the recession ended. >> even though our economic output has increased consecutively, the labor market has not caught up with that. the companies have been getting by with squeezing more productivity out of existing workers. >> for more information you can go to and click on project economy. presque there is some good news on the economic front locally as well -- >> there is some good news on the economic front locally as well. general motors was awarded a grant today that will help create nearly 200 jobs.
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baltimore county council helped approve the grant. >> a helicopter crash in afghanistan has killed nine american service members. it is the deadliest crash in afghanistan since 2006. it went down near the pakistani border. the region is considered a taliban stronghold and the taliban claims if shot the chopper down, but nato says there were no reports of hostile fire. the exact cause of the crash remains under investigation. republicans defeated an appeal to repeal a 17-year-old sobol the don't ask, don't tell law. every single republican voted no and you kept quiet about it. >> it is totally political. -- and few kept quiet
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about it. >> it is totally political. >> what does your education level mean for your child? find out in tonight's medical alert. >> plus, dust off the shelf. find out how one local stories helping musicians get their groove back. -- one local store is helping musicians get their group back. >> there are new fears tonight about alzheimer's disease. why some experts are predicting a global crisis. >> and we'll have news on how mexico is dealing with this brutal hurricane season. >> warmer conditions as we head into the first day of fall. we will check out the seven-day forecast, coming out. 63 at b.w.i. marshall
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>> the baltimore city orchestra gave local musicians, and measures, the chance to play with the pros tonight. amatuers, the chance to play with the pros tonight. it gives a chance to experience cultural resources.
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>> johns hopkins is turning the lights on cancer to mark cancer awareness week. late bloomill be tha every night this week. prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men. and alzheimer's is predicted to become the greatest global disease among men. and caring for patients will soar past its current $600 billion a year cost. >> a report out earlier this year shows proportion of the speake we would need to increase funding for the venture research twentyfold.
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-- a for dementia research twentyfold. >> in a surprising correlation to buy between a child health and the mother's education. researchers at university of washington suggests that a mother's education level has an impact on the child's overall health. they say that an educated mother knows more about jimenez and health education and an uneducated -- about cleanliness and health than an and educated one. >> nearly 250 students are vivi on the southwest baltimore campus. tim tooten checked into daisuke -- to see how things are going. >> this seed school open just with 80 students from 13 maryland school systems.
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their sixth, seventh, and eighth graders, students who continue to live and learn on campus. >> i think they have begun to adjust to our boarding environment. they have begun to get acclimated to living on campus and being away from their homes and families. they're doing a good job of it. >> they have improved some of their social school -- a social skills. >> some of the kids are taking to mask losses per day. >> the state board of education has the final say so on what students can learn and what they're required to learn. >> i think they come from diverse backgrounds and i think the parents are looking for the best for their children. >> as they make transition into
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a traditional high school. it cracks and just as a side note -- >> as a side note, jenna bush is a first-time teacher at the school. the arcane season is taking its toll on mexico as the country braces for tropical storm georgette. many are still recovering from hurricane carl, which slammed mexico twice last week. some estimates have the storm's damage totaling $100 million. and now, your 11 insta- weather plus forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> we have had some fantastic weather for the past day or two. a little chilly in the morning, though. the lowest number at b.w.i. marshall, 47. that is the first time we have dropped below 50 since june 11. it is not going to last, though.
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there is hot, humid weather on the way. 40 at westminster in york. almost into the upper 30's in some of those locations. nicolo 40's at brean ridge and in allegany and garrett county. a high, thin layer of clouds beginning to approach as a front bears down on our region. all of that should spell a slightly sunnier morning and not quite as chile. like southwest winds will gradually increase throughout the day. -- a light southwest winds will gradually increase throughout the day. temperatures were quite warm in the afternoon today. we're in the after 70's for the afternoon high. -- in the upper 70's for the afternoon high. there is warm weather west of the mountains.
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that will start pushing in our direction for the next couple of days. with the heat and humidity trying to move in, a couple of thunderstorms will be possible tomorrow afternoon and evening. it will bring rain to the region on thursday, but -- it will stick around in the region a little bit on thursday, but just hot and hazy and humid for friday. although fall officially begins tomorrow night, the first day of fall will feel like summer. 86 to 91, humid and the possibility of a storm. winds on the bay will be gusting to 20 knots. the national weather service has issued a small craft advisory. it looks like it will stay essentially dry on the lower eastern shore tomorrow with high temperatures around 88. at on the atlantic, it is tropical storm lisa to keep an eye on.
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it is a minimal storm. also watch this in the caribbean. that could become matthew in the next couple of days. tomorrow, 89. a thunderstorm possible in the game. welcome to fall, but it feels like summer. lower temperatures on thursday and friday, but still warm and humid finally lowered temperatures will we get to the weekend. >> you have got to see this one. that is next in sports.
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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.
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i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. 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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>> ready for the first home game of the season. you can look for a little larger dose of rhey rise in this week's home game. they the strong sunday against cincinnati. they averaged almost 5.5 yards per carry, but only had 15 carries. ice has got to be more of our offense, coach harbaugh said. >> it does seem like forever since we came out of that tunnel. i think it is going to be special for our guys. the fans are pretty special. we need them. let's show them what it is like to play in baltimore. >> john harbaugh was fined $15,000 for what was called
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impermissible contact with the rash. -- the ref. john r. block told me tonight that he fully understands why the league -- john haraga told me to not ready for their stance white elite find him. rules forague has the role a reason. i respect them. check that -- you on check out more of bathat verizon files. the matchup will have a unique look when the irish -- when the man's face up in ireland. they will face up in ireland, in dublin. considering ireland is a
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nomination -- is an island nation, the ladies should have the upper hand. a 9-1 billion at boston's fenway guarantees they will have a record -- a 9-1 win at boston's fenway guarantees there will have a record. it will find a corner and squeeze past the polls and gone, for a three-run homer. butz got into left field brings it. a live markets -- a luke scott into left field brings it. near fatal blow to boston's long-shot playoff chance tonight. for those of you that do not know much about eastern washington's playoff team cala
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after reassured to you, you will never forget their field. they debuted in their new readfield. do not adjust your tv set. it is really that read and that awful looking. the school chose the read field to draw more attention to the schools program. eventually, the color will fade and eastern washington becomes the risk of becoming the school with the speonk footold gibbs c.
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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.
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>> fall is about to make its entrance. some are saying, not just yet. >> we are less than 24 hours from the official start of fall, but it will continue to feel like summer. through friday, a brady's, loh 90's. -- albert e.'s to the low 90's. >> false starts tomorrow night almost at the -- fall starts thtomorrow night almost exactlyt the point of the weather forecast. [captioning made possible by constellation en
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