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nation, a summit for fixing america's schools. i am tim tooten in new york with that story coming up. >> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal news in hd. >> arbin story tonight at 6:00 p.m., a fresh bucket of money coming you might say, in one of maryland's hottest races all over the issue of taxes. >> martin o'malley is proving he is one democrat who welcome support of the president. we are live in a the newsroom with more on tonight's coconut an 2012" report. -- "commitment 2012" report. >> in this heated congressional race. the incumbent democrat, this was his television ads last week. >> can you imagine paying 23% sales tax? that is andy harris's on fair
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tax plan. >> he fought back with his on television advertisement that started adding -- running this week. >> do scare tactics is what the press says about his television ad. the truth? in the harris opposes higher taxes. >> he counters with his own new ad. he takes his claim about harris's position on a national sales tax, but you have to listen closely. >> buried in his website and promises to replace the tax bill with a 22% sales tax. >> it made no mention. he makes a new claim in his new ad calling his label "extreme." >> his extreme ideas will cost us. >> switching channels to the governor's race, martin o'malley returns to rockabilly. -- to rockville.
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a new radio ad includes barack obama. >> i know the governor has made the tough decisions to the education, say to come and job creation circuit reversed. stand with me, barack obama, in helping my friend and moving forward. >> some democrats have kept the president at a distance, but not of malley in response to a question today. >> i am grateful he has done this advertisement. i hope we see him in maryland. >> the president will make a stop in person for a malley next week. he is no doubt hoping he could inspire democratic voters to skip the primary. also coming this week, mayor michael bloomberg. reporting live, wbal-tv 11 news. >> ever since these
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advertisements have hit the airwaves, you can see all of the fact tracks on and what could happen to the balance of power. click on "politics." >> the baltimore police department is mourning the loss of one of their officers. he was killed in a single vehicle accident. officials with the department said he was on the way to a training program at penn state university. he resurvey browns star commendation during his 31-year career. he leaves behind a wife and two children. funeral arrangements are still pending. an autopsy is being performed on a body found. >> he was found on stone gate court. lowell melser is live at police headquarters with more. they are investigating this as a hate crime. >> police are really not saying much about this case, just that they found an unidentified hispanic male dead. they're calling his death "suspicious."
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the neighbors feel the man may have been targeted by gangs. >> i heard the sirens. all of a sudden, they came racing through here. i thought this was wrong. >> for these neighbors, the news is a complete shock. he was found dead at around 11:30 p.m. monday night. >> it is really scary. we get a lot of transient traffic walking through here. it really has me thinking. what can we do to stop this? >> we noticed police detectives still canvassing the neighborhood. police and releasing much as far as motives or suspects. >> we do not know of the man lives in the area or one of the residences there. we are trying to ascertain that. >> 11 news went door to door and
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found one witness who said they found -- they called 911. the victim was attacked by a group of men with that and could be heard laughing as they walked away. the witness went on to say that the detectives said the victim was targeted because he was hispanic, most likely from a gang in the area that has targeted other hispanics in the past. we asked police and they told us that investigators were not aware of this theory and that the case remains under investigation. >> the invitation -- the information we do have will not be released at this point because of the investigation. >> police have not identified the victim as they await the results of the autopsy being done by the national investigator office. we should learn more in the coming days and whether or not this was a hate crime. wbal-tv 11 news.
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>> 24-year-old gang member was given the maximum sentence for his conviction including first- degree murder in a hate crime resulting in death. he will serve life in prison without parole. before his conviction, he was a high-ranking member of the blood's gang. he ordered two other gang members to murder paris. they thought he was on the sexual and having a homosexual in the gang would make them seem weak. he was stabbed to death in 2008. his mother spoke in court today before the sentencing. >> i had to speak up for him for his justice. that was my concern. he cannot speak for himself. he is gone. i have to make sure that they were held accountable. >> two other men have already been convicted in physically murdering him. they say they will appeal. >> prosecution rests their case in the trial for the murder of a
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former councilman ken harris. they dropped the premeditated murder charge today. felony murder and second-degree murder charters will stand. closing arguments could begin as soon as thursday. anne arundel county police charged a woman. 52-year-old cynthia was arrested last night after witnesses say she was involved in an argument. police were called to the scene after 1:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon to simmons line. the victim was taken to baltimore washington medical center and is expected to survive. city police are working to identify a woman found dead in the west baltimore. the woman was found after 7:00 a.m. this morning. police say she died of a stab wound. right now, police have no suspects or motives. >> the good news after this month's deadly shooting at johns hopkins hospital. officials say the physician who was wounded in the shooting has been released and is now recovering at home.
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dr. cohen was delivering the news to paul about his mother's medical condition when he pulled out a gun and shot the doctor. that started a standoff that ended in and killing his mother and himself. >> in tonight's "education alert, "education nation, a summit on how to fix the education system, wrapped up this afternoon in new york. a number of maryland educators were there trying to come up with a solution. tim tooten has been covering this from new york. >> during the summit, we heard a lot about educational reform and how local school systems might go about making changes. >> we have to build their capacity. >> the principal at baltimore's academy was on "the today show" on the topic of education nation. she joined a panel of experts on how parents should become more involved in their children's education. >> what can parents do?
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>> the first step is to communicate with the school. i'm happy to be the liaison between the teachers and the parents because it is our responsibility. >> a number of other top educators also took part in the three-day summit. among them is the head of the baltimore-based learning association. >> is about building an audience for school reform and really creating the national will we need to move forward. >> the kind of policy which helps schools raise test scores and come off of state economic watch lists. >> most agree the real home market is just beginning. reporting from new york city, tim tooten, wbal-tv 11 news. >> we posted a link and send the story of a >> a $500,000 lawsuit was filed against the owners of this apartment complex. they claimed they were forced to
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move that of their apartment after a dead bug infestation. the lawsuit names the management in the complex. they said their part would be treated for infestation but it never occurred. a representative declined to comment on the pending suit. >> stay with us. more news coming your way at 11 news at 6:00 p.m. >> i am rob roblin. if you drive and talk on the phone, you will need one of these. a live report coming up. >> i am gerry sandusky. today, the ravens found out who they have to face on sunday against the steelers. more on that in sports. >> the sun broke through today, but some tropical rain in florida and cuba and it may be headed in this direction. the latest tropical disturbance the latest tropical disturbance headed our way with
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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. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message.
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old gibbs canning company. 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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>> ready or not, maryland will become the eighth state to ban drivers from speaking without a handsfree device. >> rob roblin joins us live from glen burnie with more on what is being done to remind drivers of those changes. >> a lot of people are talking of the new law that goes into effect on friday. you can no longer drive on the street without it being handled. you will have to have one of these and it all begins on friday. the ravens tight end was here. at this glen burnie best buy to get ready for this handsfree law. there are a lot of people here today. hopefully we can get the net message out and promote that it is important to be aware on the
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road and not be talking on yourself on and do things that could take your eye off the road. >> state officials were here today to get the word out about maryland's and new handsfree cellphone law. >> every driver on maryland roads will have to put down the funds and dust dry. we want to make sure that our cars and car talks are no phone zones. >> the people who know how dangerous distracted driving can be are police officers. >> is a necessary law that we have to do something with all of this distracted driving. if they can help us to make the highway saver, that is a big plus. >> hand-held testing devices, all of these things add to the distractions. we see more and more of this causing serious crashes, fatalities, those sorts of things. >> while people need to have a
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handsfree design it -- device to top gun theirself funds, >> whether you are holding the phone or holding the conversation, the risk of you being involved in a crash quadruples. we do not want people driving across the state to think that just because you are now required to use a bluetooth that you do not need to pay attention to the act of writing. >> this is a secondary offense. did you have to be stopped by something else before you can be ticketed. the first ticket will be $40. the secondary defense will cost you $100.10. . the new law goes into effect on friday. reporting live, rob roblin, wbal-tv 11 news. >> head to our website,, where you can find a wealth on the different handsfree devices and you could help save a life. read about our 3d pledge, it come and and distracted driving.
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>> now your 11 insta-weather + forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> a bit of rain yesterday tapered off this morning and the sun was able to break out. a few hundredths of an inch at the airport and the inner harbor. once the sun gone through, and was and other normal day. 81 at the airport and 82 downtown. the normal high is only 74. you could see the showers are still in maryland. the showers and storms no doubt, and the skies are clearing allowing temperatures east of the mountains to warmup into the 70's. some low 80's have been common across the region. much cooler out west. 53 in the mchenry. if you contrast that, it has been a warm and muggy 80 in baltimore. 79 in cambridge. it will cool off a little tonight, but that might lead to some patchy fog because the ground is moist again.
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65 in the northwest suburbs. the sun is going down in a few minutes at 6:54 p.m. this front will trigger some storms. this will head to the north. it looks like in a normal weather pattern we would see clearing skies with high pressure from the west. this time, look to the south. the southern end of this fund may be quite active. there is a tropical storm trying to begin down near cuba. this could become tropical storm a cold. winds are 35 miles per hour. you can see some circulation if you watch the cloud cover. the hurricane center is keeping an eye on this area of low pressure. it has a lot of low pressure with it. if it gets more organized, that will become a cold. whether this is a full blown tropical system or not, it will be moving in this direction. it looks like this will track towards miami and become a tropical storm then make its way toward wilmington north carolina
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by wednesday afternoon. and will likely continue to push more north which means the potential is there for some stronger thunderstorms during the day on thursday. the leading edge of the showers arriving tomorrow evening, so we may get into the initial band of what whether tomorrow night. the really heavy rain holds off until thursday. the potential is there for a few inches of rain or some strong storms. they will get in the threat region for some stronger severe thunderstorms and the potential to do that as we get quite saudi going into the day thursday. -- as we get quite soggy. look at what the computer model is projecting. the yellows and reds indicate two-four inches of rain or more. i in hagerstown, that is up for the quarter or 5 inches of rain along the track of the low pressure system.
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the potential for some severe storms on the eastern shore. if that storm develops and moves our way, thursday could get quite nasty. 70-75 tomorrow. a sharp is possible in the evening. waves will be less than 1 foot. that would change on thursday if anything like nicole comes our way. 73 on wednesday with shares in the evening. stock -- strong storms on thursday. clearing out on friday and sunshine returns of the weekend. highs in the 60's saturday and sunday and in the upper 50 on monday. >> 11 sports with gerry sandusky. >> with you from ravens camp in ellen's mills. tuesday is a quiet day for the players who had the day off. a busy day for the coaches who but the plan together today for sunday's showdown with the steelers.
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tomlin announce to the starting quarterback filling in for dixon is in for big ben. it's a bird find themselves on one of three teams still undefeated at 3-0. -- pittsburgh fines themselves 3-0. >> you asked me last summer but we do what i thought about them ross + berger. -- ben roethlisberger. you do not even remember, do you? i said they would be good no matter who would be the quarterback. they have a great defense. they have a great running game. they have dangerous wide receivers. their special teams are much improved. we are not surprised with the three-zero, but we do not care. >> more with john harbaugh tonight on wbal +. that will be tonight at 10:00 p.m. on 11-2, 208 on comcast, or
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channel 460 on verizon. sad news for the horse racing world. the worst that came within a nose of winning the triple crown fell and broke his neck yesterday. his moment with almost history ended one knows shy of the 1998 belmont when he became a nose shy of the beating victory gal but -- victory gallop. he is dead at the age of 15. >> the orioles trying to hold off the raise in celebrating. if they can beat tampa bay again tonight and boston can avoid losing, the tampa bay devil rays will have to tone down their celebration. they had 13,000 fans there last night. go figure. i am gerry sandusky biggest around.
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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...
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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. >> here is what we are working on for 11 news tonight. a few local neighborhoods and landed on a very prestigious list. president obama hits the road today trying to get voters to come to the polls in november. find out some think about the troubling trend told gibbs cann.
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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. four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big
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corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. >> showers are probably coming back by this time tomorrow evening and certainly thursday when the remnants or the parts of what could become tropical storm and call makes their way into the atlantic. that could be quite heavy. the good news is that it will clear up in time for the weekend. we will see if we can get that out of here. >> fall is coming along. thank you for joining us. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute
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bob ehrlich's real record on energy. lobbyists helped write utility regulations. we got stuck with a 72% rate hike. but martin o'malley got tough on bge, forcing them to pay back $2 billion to consumers. and what's bob ehrlich been doing the past four years? he got paid $2.5 million at a lobbying firm, a firm representing special interests and casinos right here in maryland. that's bob ehrlich--
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a 72% increase for us and $2.5 million from special interests for himself. nice work, bob. es tax on everything you buy? 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. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message.


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