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tonight is getting personal. he was the only local reporter there. the baltimore area developer who has a license to open a parlor next to the mall when door-to- door tonight. david joins us live in studio tonight with more on the crusade. >> he has been going door to door for the past couple of weeks. 500 or so and counting. his wife often goes with him. he plans to campaign in the evenings and weekends. he is a man on a mission. he is perhaps the most well- known and one of the most successful developers in baltimore. >> i do not know if you know much about how much revenue is involved. >> he is not the nine doors and soliciting support for a slot parlor to be built next to the
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anne arundel mall. >> taxes will go to the right places. >> this comes from a man with the means to hire someone who could brush's own teeth. the first year of operation will generate $400 million for education. >> 4000 new jobs with a preference to the people live here in the county. >> he chose the mall after considering buying the park. he plans to create 6500 parking spaces there as well. >> it will be next to the number 1 tourist destination. that is what people want. >> we need jobs. >> the campaign is necessary because small neighbors who oppose its -- voters will now decide.
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a vote no, saw zoning starts from scratch. >> it does not make sense. >> the battle over slots in and around the county is being waged on television. he considers the -- he points out that his venue is a stand- alone facility and not inside the mall. his attempt -- as television campaign is now funded by national gaming. >> it is illegal and it is impossible. >> he has filed a complaint with the maryland lottery commission, seeking sanction. rather than taking immediate action, the commission asked for guidance from the state attorney general's office. he maintains that voting no will be a giant step backward. >> to get this back in gear, does lawyers to we have heard from both sides have said, five years now, you're talking the state has lost $2 billion.
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>> the state attorney general's office says although they do not assign a deadline for an opinion, it is aware that this issue is time sensitive. the next meeting of the maryland lottery commission is october 22. >> thank you. outside of the governor's race, the slots may be the hottest hot button issue in the state. as the day grows closer, we will remind you that our website is the place to turn to for complete commitment 2010 coverage. we had a welt of resources available to you. >> the baltimore police tonight are hunting for all who are involved in a string of armed robberies. arrest warrants have been issued, but no arrests have been made yet. dara been at least seven armed robberies at that mall.
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>> there are some who passed notes, others going to pretend to buy watches and produce some kind of handgun or weapon. there was one group that were using fake weapons. >> police have stepped up patrols inside the mall. howard county police have: 10 d preppie burglar. they need your help to find him. he was caught on camera breaking in two homes last week. as you can see, he likes to dress for the part. he wears business attire for his robberies. anyone you may recognize him or have information that can help police capture him, it is urged to call howard county police. guilty, that was the plea from the self-proclaimed white supremacist accused of attacking an elderly man because he was black.
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he surprisingly pleaded guilty today to severely beating the 76 year olds. he also admitted to stealing his truck. >> it is safe to say that this is a plea agreement that we feel very good about because we are going to get this person off the street. >> he will be sentenced on monday. that is the same day the trial is set to begin. he took the stand today. the defense questioned why more detectives did not assist him in the case. questions the validity of evidence obtained from the scene. the money still in -- stolen from the lounge was never recovered. his testimony will continue tomorrow. two couples were killed today during a drug bust in west baltimore. -- pitt bulls.
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the dogs were shot. there is no word on what caused the officers to open fire, built police said they did see a large amount of heroin and a managed to make three arrest. another day and elle local family -- and other local family has lost their homes to fire. it happened around 9:30 this morning. officials said a fire caused the propane gas tank -- tank on the deck to explode. the six people inside were able to safely escaped. just yesterday, a fire in north baltimore left an entire family without a home. that broke out early yesterday. some inside jumped to safety, including the families grandmother. no one was seriously injured. it was a bit of a stormy night across our area. lightning lit up the sky around the door of baltimore as we felt under a thunderstorm watch. here is how looks around day 30
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tonight. that same system brought powerful storms earlier in the day as well. a massive tree came crashing down. we will have more on the system that moved through coming your way. this story now that affects just about everyone of us. they are tearing up our cars, that is the findings of the national transportation group. rent the baltimore area as the 10th worst in the country. -- ranked the baltimore area. state officials say it is not entirely their fault. >> we certainly do not have to travel far in this area to find drugs that have pot holes, sinkholes, or some sort of rough patch. that is when a survey found that baltimore roads are among the worst in the country. the estimate the drivers here spend an extra $600 a year on gas and maintenance costs because of road conditions.
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officials say they are launching a constant battle to fix these deteriorating roads. >> a ride to the baltimore area can be beyond a bumpy. >> the bus ride is pretty bad. it is like a roller coaster. >> we adjusted camera to the front of retracted an up close view of the pot holes that often plague drivers in the greater baltimore area. rough ride like this aren't metro baltimore the ranking of 10th worst in the country when it comes to road conditions. according to the national transportation group. >> it is reflective of continually having to take care of older roads. >> md. spend at least $200 million resurfacing roads every year. she says that most major upgrades last between 12-15 years -- >> is similar to a house. >> it is a safety hazard.
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the roadway improvements in addressing those improvements are very important to us. >> the baltimore city department of transportation said extreme temperatures also take a toll. as is the kind of repeated plowing we sell during the back- to-back blizzards. >> it creates potholes'. we tried to prioritize and try to look at those roadways that we know are heavily traveled. we do go out to address those seasons. >> that is little comfort to the people live to navigate the shifting streetscapes. >> it is pretty bad. sometimes, there are potholes everywhere. >> we are told the baltimore city that most of the repair jobs -- you are urged to call 3- 1-1. >> nypd air and sea rescue chopper had to save some of its own today.
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investigators believe a mechanical malfunction may to blame. six officers were on board. only a few suffered minor injuries. the emergency flotation devices kept it from sinking into law a arrived. the u.s. naval academy says the 2004 graduate was among the ninth u.s. military personnel killed in tuesday's helicopter crash in afghanistan. 29 year-old brendan looney was assigned to a west coast field team. the naval academy says two of his younger brothers are also graduates. parents, there is a recall to tell you about tonight. it may freak you out a little bit. a fashionable feet as a local woman kicks into high gear to when this unique effort race in new york city. he is accused of stealing thousands of dollars. cognex, jay miller follows them money trail. -- up next, jay miller follows
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the money trail. >> tonight's big thunderstorms moving out of the picture across the eastern shore and toward the coast. the heat will stick around. we have a hot couple of days as we start the new season. 75 at the airport and 77 at the
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>> despite the rough finish, baltimore's own one the annual high-heele-a-thon. the pain of running in stilettos was worth for the grand prize of $10,000. she got a new car. >> how do you feel? >> amazing. >> did you compete in the first one? >> i got second. at the back to redeem myself. >> the proceeds went to the hart campaign. -- heart. a notice to parents. nearly 5 million cans of beattie formula have been recalled tonight. the recall includes certain powers and the company says there is no serious health risk. for more information, go to our
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website, wbaltv.com. remorse -- only one honor spoke. the owner of hallandale farms cited the fifth amendment and refused to answer questions. the other owner told lawmakers that he was horrified to learn of the salmonella ellises. >> we apologize to everyone who may have been sickened by eating our eggs. i have prayed several times each day for all these people. >> fda follows taken of both forms show rodding chickens, piles of vendors, and rodents. prompting the congressional committee to urge the senate to pass pending food safety legislation. tonight, where is the money? tens of thousands of dollars allegedly taken by a man who is no ordinary suspect.
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he was a lawyer. >> it has been a painful six years for alex. injured in a car accident in 2004, she has had three surgeries to correct problems with their spinal cord and back and is not done yet. >> i find out that i needed another surgery. almost the same condition is happening. my leg has been getting out. >> unable to work, she had hoped to receive workers' compensation benefits. the accident occurred while she was on the job. she won her worker's comp claims, but the benefit check, that is a whole different story. take this step, for example. it was endorsed and cashed, and there is another name on the check. he was the attorney she retained to handle her accident case.
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that $9,000 check isn't the only one that is surrounded by questions. there is also the $75,000 check, the result of a companion court case filed against the driver of the other car in the accident. it, too, was made payable to alex. she was not the one who saw any of the proceeds. >> did you ever see the check? >> not have it. not a penny. not even the check. i was waiting 90 checks. >> rebecca was also injured on the job and was also a client. the two checks were cut by the state of maryland. one was for $22,500 issued in march of two dozen 8. endorsed and cashed. but not by her. >> did you sign the check? >> absolutely not. i never even saw the jet. >> we caught up with them at a community pool during his home
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last month. first caller asked about rebecca. -- first, we ask about rebecca. >> it was a check that came from the subsequent injury a fund. it was put into my escrow fund. >> alex? do remember that check? what happened to the proceeds? >> i think that is still available. >> available? it is in your account. where is it? >> i really do not know. >> she says she does not have it. >> she has a case pending. there are other checks. there are other payments. do you know or those checks are? >> no, i do not. >> he is no longer practicing law. he was disbarred earlier this
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year by his own consent. it was the result of a complaint filed by rebecca to the state's attorney grievance commission. we had another question. with a finding that this guy can no longer practice law, no police officer came knocking on your door? to say, we want to prosecute this guy. >> no. >> it is rare indeed in maryland for lawyers to break the rules to face the same consequences of others outside the profession. in other words, they may lose their license, but a related charge with eight crime. there were 55 lawyers disbarred for misdeeds involving client money. in just nine of those cases could be fined related criminal charges. that is a prosecution rate of just 16%. the commission told us there is no automatic hand of a case involving a disbarred lawyer to a state's attorney for possible
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prosecution. that decision is made by the commission on the case by case basis. >> you of not been contacted by any investigators? >> no. >> we spoke with him on august 6, he seemed not all worried about the possibility of criminal charges. in fact, he was indicted by a baltimore county grand jury on august 12 on eight counts of theft and embezzlement involving for clients, including alexander back up. that was several weeks after we had begun inquiries about him with the attorneys grievance commission. for alex, he has been double trouble. not only did he allegedly stealing from her, he may have improperly settled her case. i remember that $75,000 check? it is the result of an insurance settlement he and negotiated. alex is new lawyer says that is far short of the expenses of working -- or, company has already paid. alex future benefits may now be in jeopardy. >> she is behind on her mortgage
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now. she is risking foreclosure on her house. due to an attorney that is now -- i have done this for 33 years and i've never seen anything like this trade >> she is asking a judge is satisfied that settlement. our argument includes the alleged fraud committed by her lawyer. >> he is getting to appear in court tomorrow for an arraignment. alex will be in court on monday trying to convince a judge to overturn that court settlement. >> your insta-weather-plus forecast -- >> we have some thunderstorms kicking up during the day. the heaviest storms day to our north. -- stayed to our north. nothing but the rain gauge of any substantial amount.
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we did end up with a trace at the airport. nothing we could measure here in the northwest baltimore. nothing significant here in baltimore, but it was a hot day. 15 degrees warmer than normal. we had 91 degrees at the airport. 92 in charleston, west virginia. 99 degrees in louisville, ky. a lot of that heat will hang around. we had this front trying to move through. all this warm, muggy air that is still in place will remain here for the next couple of days. fall started a couple of minutes ago. it will continue to feel like summer. partly cloudy. there is the front. md., began to dissipate, and yank its post-to the north. -- and gets pushed back to the north.
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maybe an isolated storm popping up tomorrow afternoon. most spots will stay dry and humid. things will cool off as another weak front makes its way across our region over the weekend break able take until sunday before temperatures drop back to normal levels. 85-90 tomorrow, a good deal of sunshine. waves are running about 1 foot. 80 in the mountains with some sunshine tomorrow. ocean city, just kind of a summary date. lisa is even weaker, barely discernible. that storm does not look like much of a threat. the next name on the list is matthew. 88 to borrow around baltimore and into the low 90's tomorrow.
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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. >> ravens continue to try to increase the strength drift --.
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so far, the ravens defense has exceeded expectations, but the offense remains far from living up to expectations. joe flacco had the first interception game of his career. something that he has done in the past after a bad game. most of the town seems quite concerned about joe flacco. >> it was one bad game. one game at a 16. we have 14 left. we expect to have a lot of land and go out there and play well. nobody likes it. i do not like it. the team does not like it, but you have to get over it. >> good philosophy.
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check out the rebroadcast and game plan tonight at midnight. 208 on comcast. all right sucks tonight. -- red sox tonight. they have plenty of offered some support. david ortiz, no doubt about it. the three-run homer. take another look. he is crushing him. best of the supply of the game -- unfortunately, it does not show in the win column. fifth graders to aspire to play
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