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investigation and gathering new insight. and gigi barnett is following security concerns at the hospital. i've seen reporters live at johns hopkins tonight. we begin with mike hellgren. mike? >> reporter: kai, the suspect's brother said his brother simply loved his mom so much and was just distraught about her condition. and somewhat blamed himself for that. he had had a concealed weapons permit out of virginia for the past four years. >> police do not believe paul partis, the man who terrorized johns hopkins hospital, planned ahead of time, to shoot his elderly mother's doctor. >> no one has indicated to me any level of premeditation. again, back to our investigation. i don't know -- we don't know yet if it was in his daily routine, coming and visiting his mother, that he always had that gun. >> investigators say he was distraught over her prognosis. and used a tiny, 32-caliber cal tech semi automatic handgun, like this one, hitting dr. david cohen with a single shot
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to the stomach, before killing his mom and then himself. >> it's a very, very small weapon. the whole thing could be concealed in the palm of your hand. >> reporter: partis had a permit to carry a concealed weapon in virginia. but he had no criminal record. >> reporter: partis lived with his mother in this home in arlington, virginia. his brother said he'd make the driver to johns hopkins almost daily, where she was getting treatment to battle cancer. and he thought her health was not improving. >> i guess he thought she was suffering a lot. and that she wasn't going to be able to walk again. >> the fbi is helping baltimore city investigators research any warning signs, whether partis had acted erratically recently. >> i think it all acted quickly. i think based on what we've seen in the crime scene, based on how the evacuation of the doctor played out. >> reporter: he just wanted to stay with her. and to be with her. >> reporter: it was business as
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usual, at the world renowned hospital, one day later, where employees were rattled but ready to get back to work after the lockdown. >> i didn't want it to end like it did. you don't ever want to see anyone get killed. >> reporter: and that doctor who was injured is in fair condition. he's known for his sense of humor. he has a wife who is a nurse here. and two children. reporting live at hopkins, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right, mike. thank you. complete coverage of the johns hopkins tragedy continues now. here's gigi barnett. gigi? >> throughout yesterday's tense situation, workers received a minute-to-minute update on their cell phone from police. it is one measure of safety enacted by the hospital. and it's one reason why many people say they returned to this medical campus today. >> reporter: as baltimore's s.w.a.t. team swarmed the 8th floor of the nelson building yesterday, visitors and workers watched in worry.
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>> it's like totally unexpected. you come to the hospital to get seen. find out somebody is in there shooting. and totally puts you -- makes me think, like what is really going on? >> reporter: now, more than 24 hours after police say paul warren hardish got himself inside her room and committed murder-suicide. the hospital security is in question. how well did officers respond? and can they prevent it from happening again? >> i would give more time for how the whole thing proceeded. there were some missteps. none of them cost anyone -- hazarded anyone's safety. >> reporter: city police commissioner fred bealefeld said he knew at all times where the suspect was in the building, thanks to lightning fast communication. between his officers. but as for those metal detectors some may want now, bealefeld says it's not likely, considering those they say every day. >> they aren't equipped with x-
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ray vision. >> i kind of think it happened anywhere. >> reporter: it has. at least seven other medical centers nationwide have experienced something like it this year. back in april, police shot and killed two others. >> the next step now for johns hopkins security and police is to review their response. and help workers cope. that starts with this letter to staff, offering briefings this weekend and counseling services. >> reporter: more than half of hospital workers surveyed nationwide by the emergency nurses association say that at some point in their careers, they have been assaulted on the job. meanwhile, the police evaluation into yesterday's response has already begun. kai, back to you. >> gigi, thank you. stay with wjz for the latest information on the johns hopkins shooting. for instant updates and more on the doctor's condition, log onto our website, the other big story we're following tonight. baltimore city state's
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attorney, pat jessamy has conceded the bitter battle for her job. just a short time ago, greg bernstein spoke about his plan. political reporter pat warren has reaction to the outcome of this contentious race. pat? >> reporter: that's right. greg bernstein announced his candidacy for the job here at this east 26th street location. and today, this is where he declared victory after pat jessamy says she sees the handwriting on the wall. >> the nominee takes the bow. >> when we began this campaign, a little more than two months ago, almost everyone said that we didn't have a chance. >> reporter: the incumbent bows out. >> i called greg bernstein. and i advised him that i was conceding. and i pledged my support for a smooth transition. >> reporter: city state's attorney, patricia jessamy said
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she had a good conversation with bernstein. but it has a condition. there must be an orderly conduct. some ballots were left out of the count. during both of which, bernstein has maintained a thousand-plus margin of victory. >> the as a results she we have attracted a broad base across the city, because people of all races, ages, and economic groups, were ready for a change. >> i'm not one to dwell in the past. i am one for moving forward. and i think it's time to do that. >> reporter: baltimore police commissioner fred bealefeld backs greg bernstein but backs jessamy. >> there is no doubt, she dedicated her soul to her job. >> reporter: and as a private citizen, jessamy plans to work on an anti-violence initiative. >> there is somebody out there today who is dissatisfied with what happened during this election, my thing is, don't let us be fighting for votes.
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let us join together to fight for the future. of the city. >> reporter: pat jessamy says in the coming weeks, she'll be focusing on the transition of office. keep in mind that greg bernstein is the democratic nominee for the job of state's attorney. but he has no appreciable challenge in the november general elections. reporting live from east baltimore. i'm pat warren. back to you on tv hill. >> thank you, pat. stay with wjz 13 for complete coverage. wjz always on for results and what is coming up in november. log onto state senator ulysses currie appears in court to face charges of extortion, conspiracy, and fraud. denise is in the newsroom to explain. >> senator curie pleaded not guilt to charges accusing him of illegally using his influence to benefit grocery store chain, shoppers food warehouse.
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today, the judge also ordered curie to surrender his passport. federal prosecutors say curie accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from shoppers. in exchange, he promised to use his powerful position to increase the company's bottom line. no trial date has been set. he remains a senator. kai? >> curie is running unopposed in november's general election. breaking news in baltimore. several people stabbed on board an mta bus. wjz is live near mondamon mall. >> reporter: this happened at a very busy time at the bus stop at mun domon. -- mondawmin. no students were involved in this crime. there were three people who were stabbed. aboard the number 51mta bus. it apparently began with an argument. and two of those men who were stabbed are actually suspects. they're in their 20s. and the victim, who they got in
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an argument with, is in his 40s. what kind of an argument were they having? >> felt like money. >> that's what you heard. >> bob backed up. maybe about 12 feet. and they started jumping the gun, hitting them and stuff. and they took out a knife. stabbed him. >> according to our police investigation top this point. we're just the three individuals involved. and all of those individuals have been transported to the area hospitals. and will be the focus of our investigation. >> now, one woman who was aboard the bus with her baby said it was very frightening as the argument tumbled off the bus and she was just within feet of all of these knives, she said, were slashings. according to the spokesman, two were at mount sinai. none of the injuries were life- threatening. they're planning to look at the videotape. >> that should be helpful.
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thank you. wjz will bring you the latest information as it becomes available. new details tonight about a woman held captive. and abused for nearly a year in a baltimore county apartment. wjz is live. mike schuh explains what the charging documents reveal. mike? >> reporter: mary, these are the most disturbing charging documents i have ever read. police say what a couple did to a mentally disabled woman in reisterstown amounts to torture. >> reporter: kimberly king brought the 22-year-old victim to gbmc in late august. the woman had slipped into a coma. >> seeing the mass injuries, king called and said the victim called her from the city. she went down to pick her up. and brought her here to the hospital. but two weeks later, the victim awoke from her coma and told police what really has been happening for the past year. >> she was basically kept locked in a bathroom for almost a year. >> reporter: the victim in the charging document tells police that she was bound with a tan
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rope for months in the bathroom. those ropes were only let loose and released when she actually had to go to the bathroom. >> reporter: and during that time, she was only fed three times a week. >> basically starved her. >> and then it's alleged the man who lived at the apartment, jermaine smith-bey, routinely beat her. partial list includes her right eye was blinded for trauma. she's missing her upper lip. has a broken trachea. lacerated sexual organ. cut so deep, muscle is exposed. large burn from boiling water. staph infection, and flesh- eating bacteria. >> what this amounts to seems like torture. >> it appears. >> reporter: neighbors, horrified they weren't able to stop the abuse, tell me the couple looked normal. they heard screaming and arguments but paid it no mind. >> it appears that their motive was purely financial. >> reporter: these two, they say, were stealing her social security benefits. she became a prisoner, shortly after she gave birth to a baby
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boy. she wasn't allowed to see or hold the infant. neighbors thought the child was kimberly king's. >> the victim may not survive. the couple has been charged with false imprisonment and attempted murder. the charging documents also say kimberly king's two children, ages 8 and 3, would sometimes bring secretly in the middle of the night, pillows and blankets into the bathroom because the victim was forced to sleep on the cold, hard floor. >> bail was denied for king and smith-bey. all three children are now in the custody of the state. let's get a check on the weather for the end of the week. let's get a look at the clouds in the area. will they stick around? wjz is live with first warning weather. here's bob. beautiful afternoon. and clear night. cool temperatures. and the weekend looks great. take a look at radar. nothing came around. most areas picking up just about a quarter to maybe a third of an inch.
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a few spots a little more. and a lot of places a lot less. airport picked up only 12/100ths of an inch. not very much. take a look at tomorrow's forecast. comfortable. nice little southwest breeze. they'll warm us up a little more on sunday. it will continue pretty much on the dry side. if you got some rain, lucky you. maybe for the next five days. >> bob. thank you. maryland is getting a $150 million grant and stimulus money to build a high-speed, broadband internet system that will link oakland, garrett county to ocean city. the announcement was made at a news conference this morning. the funding will mean vastly funded internet improvement. it will also lead to 1600 new jobs remember. >> very good. and still ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. it was all a hoax. a woman claims somebody threw acid in her face. why she made the whole thing up. a violent storm catches
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millions by surprise. as is a -- is a rare new york city tornado responsible for the damage? i'm ron matz in canton. and it's your chance to run through the fort mchenry tunnel. and it's all for a good cause. the story coming up here on wjz. and a live look outside. such a beautiful, sunny weather in the forecast. more of the updated first warning weather forecast. still ahead. ,,,,
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in tonight's healthwatch report, national data has shown a slight yet encouraging drop in teen pregnancies. in baltimore, it reflects the trend but city leaders outiolined a plan to do more. the birth of a child can be
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among the most wonderful experiences in life. but when a teenager is involved, the feeling is consumed with an overwhelming responsibility. >> you need to be mindful and learn the proper way to put your child to sleep. >> reporter: that's why mayor stephanie rawlings-blake introduced a new resolution. she wants to reduce teen pregnancy and infant mortality in the city. >> children of teen mothers often have high rates of medical, developmental and educational problems. today, we'll be talking about what can be done to reduce teen births. >> reporter: data from 2008 shows the teen birth rate in baltimore, with 64 births for every 1,000 females, ages 15 to 19. with hispanic and african american teen girls having the highest rates. it's a reality that experts say hurts teens and their children educationally and economically. >> teen moms are less likely to graduate. only 40% of teen mothers graduate, compared to 75% of
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their peers. a child born to a teen mom is 50% more likely to repeat a grade in school and is also more likely to drop out of high school. >> reporter: to lower the birth rate, the city plans to help teens by improving access to sex education. improving availability of services. and involving community leaders. >> teen pregnancy prevention is a multifaceted issue. it's a health issue. children of teen mothers are at greater risk of child abuse and neglect. children of teen mothers are also less likely to receive proper nutrition and adequate healthcare. >> reporter: by the way, the plan announced today is a joint effort with baltimore city. healthy network net -- teen network. and johns hopkins. let's check with kristy breslin for traffic. >> happy friday. but for the drivers, they might
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not be so happy at this point. delay is back to bel air road. west side outer loop. 15 minutes there from reisterstown road tol baltimore national pike. 70, eastbound, bumper to bumper. and northbound 95, showing some congestion there from the harbor tunnel throughway to the southwest side. now, let's take a live look. as you can see the beltway there. and a look as well on the west side at baltimore national pike. this is brought to you by subway. hurry into subway for breakfast. like the western egg white muffin melt. try a freshly brewed seattle's best coffee, too. back to you. >> all right, kristy. thank you. nice, comfortable conditions. take a look at temperatures now. we're alt 78. -- at 78. north/northwest winds at 8. set your barometer there at 30.00 inches. come back and take a look at the weekend. >> wjz asked to see your purple pride.
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we suffered all of the heat this morning to give us a nice september. we got some rain last night. the official numbers for bwi yesterday. already had 15/100ths of an inch of rain. more rain north of the city. some picked up more. take a look at some of the clouds. 59 in oakland. 81 in washington. and 81 in pax river. ocean city at 75. dew points low. comfortable. we got a nice little breeze out of the northwest. winds shifted to the northwest. cool night tonight. beautiful start to the weekend. looks like a little bit of a warmup on sunday. ahead of the front. there's the front across the northern central plains. this low pressure is going to
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head way up to the north. the front will not have a lot of moisture to work with. when it gets here second, we'll see a few more clouds. then clears up behind it for monday. after that, that is going to give us a big warmup. by the middle of next week, we could be back in the mid or upper 80s we may see a couple for a couple of days. meantime, high pressure a pleasantly cool night around the weekend. beautiful weekend. sunday, pleasant as well. showers staying to the north and northwest. monday, a little cooler tuesday. normal temperatures. which is now in the upper 70s. over the weekend. lots of sunshine. very, very bad storm carl got very, very strong, very quickly. it came ashore as a category 2 or 3. weakening now as it heads
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across mexico. a lot of rain. probably going to see a lot of damage reports from that area. going to see mud slides. very, very bad situation. 5:00. still had winds up to 92. and only going around 9 miles an hour. that means one area that we'll see that continuing wind and rain for a long period of time. now, igor has weakened somewhat. winds down to 104. but looks like it's going to head right through bermuda by let's say sunday morning, sunday after. may be still a category 2 storm at that point. so bermuda could see serious damage. so far out to sea, it will not influence anyone. bay temps around 74 degrees. tonight, then, looking for clear conditions later on temperatures cool.
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lots of sun high near 80 degrees. a little warmer sunday nice weekend coming up. it's a beautiful day. thanks, bob. still ahead at 5:00. judgment day. for a popular breast cancer drug. important decision. face to face. what happened when natalee holloway's mother confronted the man suspected in her daughter's disappearance. i'm jessica kartalija, at anne arundel county police headquarters. police need your help tracking down three suspects involved in a sexual assault. i'll have all of the details straight ahead on wjz. 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.
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5:30. 78 degrees with scattered clouds. good evening. thank you for staying with eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. the search is on for three men involved in an alleged sexual assault in odenton. it's been nearly a week and those suspects are still on the loose. >> reporter: anne arundel county police are asking residents in this odenton neighborhood to be on the lookout for anything suspicious. this, after a 14-year-old victim came forward, telling police she was sexually assaulted. >> she alerted officers that she had been walking in the area of scotts lane in odenton
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in the early morning hours. >> the incident took place about 2:30 in the morning. the victim tells police she was approached by three men who dragged her into a dark area. she then says one of the men sexually assaulted her. >> described the male as 5'7" to 5'10," wearing blue jeans. also identified a one-inch scar on his neck. >> another described as a white male, around 5'7''. >> again, report any suspicious activity. >> police are urging people to be aware of your surroundings. police sent out a reverse 911 call where they notified residents of the alleged sexual assault. they'll also be out in the neighborhood, handing out flyers in the alleged suspect sketch.
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if you have any information, you're asked to call anne arundel county police's sex offense unit at 410-222-3468. gunfire just blocks from the white house as police open fire on an armed man. happened at 5:00 this morning. officers shot the man after they say he refused orders to drop the weapon and pointed it at him. baltimore city, police release a surveillance video. detectives are seeking the identity of the man in the green shirt. anybody with information is urged to contact metro crimestoppers. the number, 1-866-7-lockup. the victim in the stabbing is recovering. a woman who said an unknown attacker threw acid in hear face is now admitting she was lying.
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tonight, she could face charges for the whole thing. >> bethany storro got national attention when this happened three weeks ago. >> why did this happen to me? and that i'm okay. i'm sorry. >> reporter: she claimed the black woman threw acid in her face. now, police say it was all a lie. >> from the very beginning, her story had a lot of holes and red flags. and as we developed more and more information, it was very clear that this was probably a self-inflicted act. >> reporter: investigators got a search warrant thursday. and when they confronted storro with their suspicions, she crumbled. >> during the interview, ms. storro admitted her injuries were self-inflicted. >> she could be charged with filing a false police report and possibly fraud if she spent imoft money -- any of the money
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people donated. >> one can only wonder what her state of mind is. >> her hoax may have a real victim. a woman who was burned in what may have been a copycat attack. >> my initial reaction was, it couldn't be possible. i thought, no, there's got to be some rumor out there or something. i just can't imagine someone doing this to themselves. >> reporter: police don't believe velarde was targeted at random. but they still don't have a suspect. man bel -- manuel gallegus, cbs news, new york. >> bethany storro was scheduled to appear on the oprah oprah winfrey show, before her story fell apart. police say she seems very remorseful for the hoax. five years later, natalee natalee holloway's disappearance is still a mystery. now, her mother confronts the man suspected in her disappearance. . >> beth twitty said she entered the jail in peru and spoke
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directly with jor an van der sloot. twilty's -- twitty's lawyer said she didn't expect to get answers, but wanted van der sloot to know she is determined to find out what happened to her daughter. >> reporter: her mother's attorney maintains she did not violate any laws when she went to the jails with a television crew. mary? >> a spokesperson says twitty's name did not appear on the registry where van der sloot is being held on charges that he killed a woman in may. we have breaking news that a pedestrian has been struck in baltimore. let's go to captain mike perry over the scene. >> reporter: very bad accident. it was a bicyclist truck. right at the intersection of this. apparently, a bicyclist crossing a truck by motor vehicle. and the initial report is that the person is not breathing. to the man, it appears, that it was struck. he was going to be transported to a waiting ambulance. there is no word on his condition right now.
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police are conducting the investigation. as you can see, they have three or four police vehicles here blocking most of northbound harford road, right at st. low drive. and you can expect southbound also as the medic unit and fire department continues to arrive on the scene. shareholders of united and continental airlines approve a deal to merge the biggest airline. the company expects the deal to close in the next two weeks. it will be likely sometime before passengers notice much difference. the airlines expect to operate separately for at least another year. one person is dead after a powerful storm rips through the nation's largest city during the evening commute. randall pinkston reports for wjz with the latest from new york. >> the tree right in front of vincent matis's home is tall. until last night. >> it had to be a tornado. because it was just quiet. and all of a sudden, like 35
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seconds, 45 seconds, it was all over. >> reporter: it was a quick storm. but very descrughtive. destructive. in statten island, the roof of this auto body was sawed off. crews are out trying to clear downed power lines. and the tangled mess of trees and demolished cars. >> this is typical of the damage. throughout the area, causing millions of dollars in damages. >> reporter: it happeneds are rare -- tornadoes are rare in the east. tornado warnings were posted for three of the city's five boroughs. residents say they have never seen weather like this in new york city. >> it was devastating for us. really. it's a very bad experience. >> reporter: fire officials are now inspecting buildings, damaged by the high winds. while thousands of residents are cleaning up from a brief but fierce storm that left a
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lasting impression on the nation's largest city. randall pinkston, cbs news, forest hills, queens. >> the national weather service has still not determined whether that storm was, indeed, a tornado. in tonight's wjz healthwatch, the fda is reviewing the use of a certain health cancer drug. many have been saved by the medication. others say taking the drug hasn't done any good. but has it done harm? sandra hughes reports for wjz. >> reporter: christy turnage may have end stage breast cancer. but the mother of four isn't at the end of her life, saying she says to the cancer treatment avastin. >> this has truly given me my life back. >> reporter: avastin has been used successfully in colon and lung cancer patients. and in 2008, the fda gave the drug temporary approval for breast cancer. it works by cutting off a tumor's blood supply. but recent studies found it wasn't effective in most of the
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women who participated. and there were potentially life- threatening side effects. like internal bleeding. >> in totality, it seems that avastin did not improve the overall survival of the life expectancy of women with breast cancer. >> reporter: in july, a group of experts recommended avastin's approval for breast cancer be revoked. the fda is expected to make the final decision today. >> while research shows avastin doesn't work well in many breast cancer patients, there are doctors who say the drug is vital to some. >> the reality is, i have patients who have been kept alive for years on the drug. >> reporter: christy turnage believes avastin has kept her alive. and that's why she has gotten thousands of people to sign a petition, asking the fda to keep the drug available to patients like her. >> i want to see my grandchildren. i want to see my daughter graduate and get married. >> reporter: the company that makes avastin says it should remain an option. if the fda decides to revoke
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approval, it's believed insurance companies will stop paying for the expensive drug. sandra hughes, wjz eyewitness news. >> 1.3 million women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in the baltimore sun. a look at the high-tech plans for the state. tips for your fall gard garden. and remember to look for the updated forecast in wjz's first warning weather team. you've heard the expression, walking on water. this weekend in baltimore, you'll have the chance to walk under water. it is the second annual fort mchenry tunnel run. and as ron matz reports, it is all for a great cause. >> reporter: you've probably driven through the fort mchenry tunnel. after all, 115,000 vehicles pass through here every day.
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on sunday, members of the transportation authority police academy class take part. in the second annual fort mchenry tunnel rund. . >> we're definitely ready. we can't wait. we're excited about it. >> this benefits special olympics maryland. one will be reserved for the more than 1,000 runners. three tubes will remain open. it's sunday morning. it won't cause any backup in traffic. so we'll be able to get our runners safely through. separated from traffic. so no worries about any problems with either runners or traffic. >> last year was the inaugural fort mchenry tunnel run. and it raised more than $40,000 for the maryland special olympics. >> it's absolutely amazing. we're so excited. i think that in the second year event, we couldn't be more pleased with the way that people would just really come out to support us. >> reporter: support coming from all over. including these recruits who will lace up their running shoes on sunday.
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>> it gives me, as well as my classmates the opportunity to help advance special needs fitness for children. as well as help provide some funds for them. >> now, there's runs all over the place. you never get a chance to run 100 feet under water to earn money for special olympics. >> reporter: ron matz, wjz eyewitness news. they will all be at the front of the line, because they're in such good shape. it is just $25 to preregister for the fort mchenry tunnel run. for more information, log onto our website, the most solemn of the jewish high holy days begins at sundown tonight. yom kippur commemorates the day that god forgave the people for making the golden cast. -- calf. jewish people fast for 24 hours, from sundown today to sundown tomorrow.
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still to come. cheerleading season cut short. the controversy that got a 6- year-old girl kicked off her squad. the case of the missing ghor gorilla. an inflatable ape stolen from a car dealership. you'll never believe where it ended up. dry, sunny days ahead. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. here's today's report from wall street. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] have something you love doing?
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nice night tonight, back in the low to mid-50s. generally clear skies. tomorrow, lots of sunshine. and nice day. take a look at the temperatures today. upper 50s. mid- to upper 70s tomorrow afternoon. nice looking day sunday. a few clouds. 82, 82 monday. 80 on tuesday. a lot of sunshine. and look at that, mid-80s back on next wednesday. so a bit of a warmup for the
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middle of next week. in tonight's energy savers, using rechargeable batteries, for products like cordless phones and pdas. if you must see throw-aways, check with the trash removal company about safe disposal options. for more information on how you can become an energy saver, go to and click on our special section on the home page. kai? >> bob, thank you. jurors reach a guilty verdict for an actor accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend 23 times. shelly maleel, known for his lull in the 40-year-old virgin was convicted of the attempted murder of his girlfriend. he now faces 21 years to life in prison. during his trial. maleel testified that he mistook his girlfriend for someone else and did not intend to stab her. a north carolina teacher is charged with breaking the arm of a special needs student. the teacher said he was
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attempting a therapeutic hold, which is allowed under state law. but the doctor said the break looked suspicious. today, the teacher is on bail at $25,000. cheers of tight skirts and shaking their, quote, booty. however, when their mother asked the squad leader to make some changes to the cheer, they kicked kennedy off the squad. she's now considering her options. a 30-foot inflatable gorilla mascot, stolen from a california auto dealership has showed up. an employee from simi valley discovered the ape on the roof. the giant ape had been missing since tuesday. kia dealership offered a $500,000 reward for the gorilla's safe return. denise is standing by with a preview.
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danger on the metro. a surge in crime has tourists thinking twice about riding into washington, d.c. and oyster recovery is alive and well. where the program is expanding. and who will raise the oysters. check in for these stories and all the breaking news coming up. now, back to kai and mary. eyewitness sports is next. hello, everybody. tgif friday. stan saunders here in the sports palace. ravens getting ready for a big bout, versus the bengals on the road. sunday, we have a preview. and the orioles, looking to spoil the yankees ride tonight. that and more coming your way as eyewitness news continues. ,, ring ring. progresso.
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stan is here. he's in for mark today. >> the bengals are dangerous. they lost, big-time, to new england. and now they're hungry. and they need a win. t minus two days and they're counting. until the bell rings. and among the combatants for whom the bell tolls. the 1-0 ravens.
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up in new york. they visit the bengals. they handled this twice. we know who they really are. we know which team they are. at 6:00. coach harbaugh will have time. getting playing time at all this year. well, the ravens are the 2 1/2- point favorite, heading into the early showdown with the bengals. they'll be shown sunday here on wjz. at 1:00 sharp. baseball now. downtown at the yards. tonight, look for a very interesting game to unfold. last time these two met, the orioles took two of three.
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the oriole can play for more than just pride. since they're out of post season contention. the difference could be contention. covein millwood has been getting poor run support all season long. aj burnett one in one since august. nascar, in loudoun, new hampshire. grabbed the pole position at a record 133 today for sunday's race. but kyle busch in the number 18m&m car. finished at a mere 133. fractions apart. if you run well for the first five races. then you go to talladega. you'll have a cushion built up. you always want to build the cushion as big as you can.
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you don't want to start from behind. for me, i feel it's very important to start out of the gate strong. maryland coming off wins against navy. morgan state. now venturing into the boonies of morgan town. a preview and more in 50 minutes during eyewitness news at 6:00. >> that's going to be a tough matchup. >> it's going to be tough. won't be easy at all. >> thanks, stan. still to come on wjz's eyewitness news. the day after. i'm mike hellgren, with complete coverage of the shooting of a doctor here. the latest on the investigation. and the suspect's background. why he snapped. ,, [ male announcer ] antiques can be nice.
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inside johns hopkins hospital. what fueled reaction from the gunman's brother. a man shoots a johns hopkins doctor and himself. what's the next step to keep this medical campus safe? i'm gigi barnett. details are coming up in a live report. the bitter battle comes to an end. i'm pat warren, coming up on eyewitness news. city state's attorney, patricia jessamy, concedes defeat to gregg bernstein.
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>> check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news. eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now. hospital horror. a gunman shoots a hospital doctor and then his ailing mother and turns the gun on himself. >> tonight, new questions about hospital security. >> i'm denise koch. >> i'm kai jackson. vic is off. here's what people are talking about tonight. >> still a lot of questions tonight about what fueled the blood shed inside that hospital room. wjz has complete coverage. mike hellgren has the latest on the police investigation. and gigi barnett reports on hospital security concerns. mike leads our coverage from johns hopkins sp


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