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security meeting. >> assess security plans and make sure that should an incident arise like what happened in baltimore last week. that the police department and other agencies are able to come in there and have a turnkey response. >> reporter: at the heads of tables, security directors from compton state, the college of notre dame, university of maryland, baltimore, and the college of art. the response to the hopkins shooting, now the road map both for what to do with campus security and police. >> train for these things at hopkins. and i know they train for these things as well. and when these tragedies occur, it is enormously gratifying to see things go as planned. their response was breathtaking. >> make sure that if they come in, we're able to speak the same language as their security staff, that there's not time lost during the incident,
setting up a communications infrastructure. >> the police commissioner wants to start meeting with the heads of campus security four times a year to make sure everyone is up to date with evacuation plans and crisis training. dr. cohen remains in good condition tonight. stay with wjz for the shooting at johns hopkins hospital. log on for the latest updates on the doctor's condition. neck and neck. the latest polls show no clear favorite in the race to win maryland's state house, as both incumbent and challenger ratchet up the attack ads. derek valcourt has more. >> those new polls show that it right now is a dead heat. and tonight, wjz spoke with both candidates as they battled to sway voters in the final weeks of the campaign. >> reporter: the latest research tally shows democratic governor martin o'malley leads former republican governor bob ehrlich by 3 points, slightly less than the margin of error.
>> it's very encouraging. an incumbent in the bluest of blue states in a dead heat is in trouble. >> reporter: voters aren't paying attention to attack ads in the o'malley campaign like this one. >> there is a difference between fees and taxes. >> fees and taxes are one and the same. >> if it comes out of my pocket, it's the same. >> the incumbebts governor doesn't seem to understand. >> reporter: they're going to be going after one another tooth and toe toenail. >> reporter: they warn not to put too much stock in the recent rasmussen poll. >> because it doesn't do the type of screening to ensure representativeness. that it will often, if not favor the republicans. if that's the case with this particular poll, it's each better news for o'malley. >> reporter: but ehrlich isn't just playing defense. >> anap onis, if they have
their way, we're facing a mountain of debt and a massive tax increase. so we've put together a road map to 2020. >> reporter: he's on the offense, as is o'malley, touting maryland's comeback under his leadership. >> we can't go back. and there are better days in maryland coming if we make the right choices and keep moving forward. >> reporter: and today, governor o'malley finds himself under attack from the republican governors association, a new ad that has been released. we'll have it for you coming up at 6:00. >> derek, thank you. stay with wjz for complete coverage 2010. for the latest poll results and updated information, go to wjz.com. just weeks into his first year of high school, a 14-year- old is killed while crossing a busy road? tonight, friends and family are remembering a fallston high student. >> joey detriment was hit while
trying to cross the road. the corner where he was killed has now been transformed into a memorial. tonight, a viewing will be held at the mountain christian church in joppa, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. the driver of the car is not facing any charges. there will be another viewing tomorrow morning from 10:00 to noon. and the funeral will follow. bed bugs bombard maryland. this time triggering the massive cleanup. an entire library system. they were discovered in one state's newest library in urbana. adam may has details on the find and what is being done about it. adam, i only have one thing to say. yuck. >> they're pretty horrifying, aren't they? just a couple of bugs, leading to a big response. trying to keep them from spreading. >> reporter: bed bugs creep their way into the urbana regional library in frederick county. >> this is ridiculous. how can somebody get bed bugs
in a book? >> reporter: a librarian, who used to work in a hotel, fortunately spotted the books book -- bugs in the book drop. >> we were incredibly fortunate that she saw it and knew what to do. >> reporter: bed bugs, nearly eradicated in the 1990s. new limit a -- limitations on pesticides have made them grow. >> immediately bagged up any materials that were in immediate proximity of that book. bagged them up and removed them from the building. >> reporter: right now, all of the taminated books -- contaminated books are baking in the sun. once it reaches 120 degrees, the critters should die. >> reporter: but all eight frederick county libraries have now been sprayed with pesticides of that's concerning to some patrons. >> they don't know what causes a.l. upon s. and -- a.l.s., and
parkinsons. but some have tie today to that. >> this is a relaxing and quiet environment. >> but you're going to keep using it? >> yes. >> we think it's something that was handled very quickly. we'll be better off for it. >> reporter: as a courtesy to their patrons, the irvanna library is actually waving all of their late fees since friday until that book drop reopens. that could be as early as tomorrow. bed bugs are not just an issue here in maryland. coming up new at 5:30, we'll take a look at the bed bug summit being held here today that will address the nationwide problem. a carroll county school is targeted by thieves. it happened at carol community college in westminster. investigators say the crime happened sometime overnight. and that's when suspects made off with several industrial air conditioning units. no word on any leads at this time. well, the final day of summer feels a lot more like
fall. live look outside now. clear skies. sunny and very comfortable temperatures out there. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bob turk has a look at your forecast, including details of a big warmup for the first day of fall. >> a lot of folks are happy to see this summer go. because it was so hot and so dry the last couple of weeks. we have a couple of very, very nice weather pictures. at least for tonight and through much the -- much of the day tomorrow. coming 75 now. south winds at 10. that's going to keep us warmer tonight and tomorrow. the south and southwest winds will get us back up, close to 90 degrees. this afternoon, it was in the low to mid-90s across the tennessee valley. and that's got nowhere to go but this direction. it's possible, we might see a 90-degree day tomorrow, thursday and again on friday before we see some changes and some cooler temps for the weekend. kai? >> all right, bob. thank you. a deadly day in afghanistan. at least nine american soldiers killed in a helicopter crash. rita nissan reports for wjz, it
is the deadliest such crash in four years. 10 troops were killed when a nato helicopter crashed in this remote southern region of afghanistan. cbs news reports it was an american blackhawk, and that nine of the dead are americans. one, an afghan soldier. it's the worst helicopter crash for coalition forces in four years. officials don't yet know what brought down the chopper. the taliban claims insurgents drop it down. but nato says there were no reports of enemy fire in the area. sources tell cbs news, the helicopter was flying a secret special operations mission in the taliban-dominated region. these covert operations often take place under the cover of night, targeting insurgent leaders and find drugs and weapons. choppers are crucial to getting around this rugged country with new roads. already this year, 525 u.s. and nato service members have been
killed in afghanistan, making it the deadliest year for international forces since the war began nine years ago. rita nissan, wjz eyewitness news. an american civilian and another u.s. service member were also killed in that crash. still ahead on wjz's eyewitness news at 5:00. a pop star gets political. we should send home the prejudice. the soldier who hates the gay soldier. >> senators vote on the controversial don't ask, don't tell policy. what they just decided. ♪ [ music ] the baltimore symphony orchestra, sharing the stage tonight with amateurs. i'm andrea fujii. i'll tell you all about the museum program. coming up on eyewitness news. tomorrow marks the first day of fall. but it could feel a lot like august. your updated forecast coming up with bob. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
in the shadows of the extremely popular towson town center, sits the old and abandoned towson common. it was just auctioned off. a move that could set the mood for a major renovation. wjz is live in downtown towson. weijia jiang is following details of this sale. >> reporter: hi, kai. and hi to everyone. the towson commons sold for nearly $30 million. but many are not ready to say who they are. many say they hope whoever it is, they pump much-needed blood into the development. >> the sound of a business deal in motion.
>> signals salvation in the heart of towson. >> it looks kind of cold. just doesn't look inviting. it has nothing to offer. >> reporter: so at a foreclosure auction tuesday afternoon, the towson commons was handle handed -- was handed over to a new owner, as is. when the 325,000-square-foot building opened in 1992, it was ushered in as a jewel. it includes three levels of retail space, a 10-story office tower. and nearly 900 parking spaces. but today, it's mostly vacant except for the theater and small restaurant. despite the prime location at york road and chesapeake avenues, only for sale and for lease signs decorate the empty space, as well as the many windows nearby. >> the price per square foot was a little high. i'm not exactly sure what it was before. and i'm sure it's come down when the market has come down a little bit. but it's still too high for an
average businessman to put their shops in there. >> when you have to pay to park, people don't want to just have to go through that trouble to do it. >> reporter: a five-minute walk from the commons reveals a stark contrast. treferl new resident -- several new residential complexes. and the mall even boasts a new luxury wing that just opened a tiffany's. it's a consumer mecca, the commons once was and and what many hope will become again. again, the concrete plans for the commons are still unclear. but the executive director of the chamber of commerce believes the new owners are going to tear part of it down and start anew. we're live in towson, weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> the towtionon chamber of commerce says 85% is located in towson city commons. if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check in on the roads now with sharon gibala.
the good news is, we have cleared up all of the minor accidents. bel air white and bel air at mary avenue. and another on quarterfield road, at thelma avenue. watch for a fuel spill in the northbound lanes of 83 between shawon and belfast road. doesn't seem to be causing delays. we have some delays on 95, as well as 295 in the northbound lanes between 198 and route 100, on 95. it's a 10-minute drive, between 198 and 100, with an average speed of 43 miles an hour. there's a look at your average speeds and drive times on the beltway, in the high 20s and 30s. so a pretty typical morning commute. in fact, there is a live look outside at the beltway. there is a look at the top side, delaney valley. similar situation there. and if you're traveling on 50, an earlier accident caused this big backup. the accident was on 50
eastbound, at the severn river bridge. that accident is gone. delay is not. it runs between 97 and the severn river bridge. this traffic report is brought to you by bill's. call 1-877-75-bills am back to you. tonight, professionals and amateurs will make music together at the rusty musician's concert. andrea fujii takes us inside the meyerhoff as the bso prepares to share the stage. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: tonight, this amateur chellist will be playing with the pros. professor of orthopedic surgery is by no means rusty. he's been playing the cello for decades. but tonight, he'll be playing along the baltimore symphony orchestra. >> i wasn't quite good enough to really play professionally. so i thought that i could make it a good hobby as an amateur. >> reporter: this is the second
time for the event, in which any musician, who is over 25 years old and reads music, can play with the symphony for one night. 325 amateurs will be there. >> reporter: and the bso is a fabulous orchestra. i'm going to be probably five feet off the ground, at least. >> reporter: the orchestra will be split in half, with each rusty musician, sharing a stand with a professional. >> i get to share some of my expertise. get to teach them tricks of the trade. looks forward to sharing the stage. >> don't have the thrill and the excitement of somebody who has never done this before who is doing it for the first time with a professional orchestra. so i get to share that. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: for dr. mccarthy, this is a dream come true. >> the thrill of playing really wonderful music. music is really part of my inner workings.
>> reporter: to play beautiful music with the best of the best. andrea fujii, wjz eyewitness news. with so many rusty musicians, the concert will be split spofour events-- into four events. one at 6:00, erv:00 -- 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00. >> beautiful stuff. all right. looks like a great night tonight. take a look at temperatures right now. cooling off just a tad. got up to the mid-70s. 75 now. dew points coming up a little. south/southeast winds. barometer holding steady. come back and take a look at a big wednesday. first day of fall warmup will feel more like summer. olololol. today these factories are full of dot com businesses. olololol. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence
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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. look at that. >> beautiful day. beautiful picture. it's a post card. that is so beautiful. >> we'd like it to stay this way. dry, gorgeous weather. except for the fact that i know, people are complaining. my lawn is dried up. my plants are dying. we need more rain. looks like it's going to get warm in the next couple of days.
temps very pleasant in the afternoon. highs alt 76. some northern western suburban areas down to 41, 42, 43 degrees this morning. average is 96 and 37. 80 in washington. and 82 in cumberland. dew point has come down. but probably not going to get much lower than the mid- to upper 40s. last night, we had 40s. downtown, probably about 64, 65. we have off to the west, a frontal boundary showers and thunderstorms. we'll see clouds with a front getting a little closer.
chances. showers tonight are slim. but i think out to the west and north, there may be one or two isolated showers. that front is going to stay to the north. we'll stay in very warm air. very nice tonight. tomorrow will be a nice day. but with the winds going back a lot warmer. looks like on thursday, a west wind coming down the mountains. should dry things out a bit. but may actually feel humid by friday. with temperatures again close to 90 degrees. update on tropical storm lisa way out in the atlantic. five or six days. just kind of hanging out there. may become a hurricane briefly. probably just dying out sunday or monday. but look how slow it's moving. two miles an hour kind of hung out. northwest venezuela could become a tropical depression tomorrow. that could develop into
something as it heads to the gulf of mexico. in the next five or six days tonight, clear skies. beautiful out there. tomorrow, going to be hot. compared to what we normally expect. sunshine and clouds coming in later. 89. could easily get to 90 in some spots, for sure. and another two or three warm days after that. >> okay. >> all right, bob. thank you. we'll deal with it. still ahead at 5:00. punishment for a hoax. she lied and said someone threw acid in her face. the push by prosecutors that could send her to jail. i'm suzanne collins at the federal courthouse. intentional pollution in the atlantic ocean. federal officials say they would not have known about that crime had it not been for any
eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. a push to protect maryland's environment and punish those who harm it. four maritime workers receive whistle-blower awards after towing illegal dumping on board their ship. suzanne collins reports, the shipping company was fined millions of dollars. >> reporter: this photo shows a black pipe that diverted waste oil from a polluted machine. it was dumped directly into the ocean. but a filipino ship hand who carried out that task, decided to slip this letter about illegal dumping to an official when the ship arrived at baltimore's port. >> the whistle-blower who produced the note would be awarded with $250,000. and the remaining three would share the remaining $250,000. >> reporter: today in court, irica shipping agrees to pay $4 million in fines.
$750,000 will be donated to help the chesapeake bay. >> the company today accepted responsibility for certain acts and activities that occurred on the high seas by certain crewmembers without the knowledge of the company. >> reporter: the prosecutor says these discharges only took place at night as the irana sailed from gibraltar to baltimore. >> official ship records were falsified to conceal that any dumping took place. >> reporter: evidence included flampleg -- flamplegs. >> reporter: the three whistle- blowers and those who corroborated the story stayed in a hotel working with federal prosecutors. they just returned to the philippines and to their families in august. the whistle-blower says he took a big risk of never being hired again in the shipping industry. >> he could have been blacklisted. some would have said, we're not going to hire you. >> reporter: the whittle --
whistle-blower was paid about $800 a month. he will now get a reward equal to 26 months' of work. he pleaded guilty and faced five years probation. the incident calls national outrage. a woman scarred when someone threw acid at her. denise is in the newsroom with more on the decision by prosecutors. $28,000. that is how much money prosecutors say bethany storro raised off this hoax. she apparently threw acid on herself. and claimed she was attacked. of the money, spee spent money on dinner and clothes. storro's parents say the money donated to their daughter will now be returned in a, quote, appropriate manner. >> if convicted of those
charges, storro could face a maximum of five years in jail. a scary and dangerous mishap at a bogota colombia airport. the baggage was screened and he boarded a flight toward chile. the mistake was not realized until the boy's father reported him missing and he was tracked down in chile. bed bugs have become a national problem. there is a first of its kind convention in chicago. the country's most bed-bug infested city, chicago. >> reporter: bed bugs are biting. and it's big business. >> reporter: in rosemont, illinois, bed bug experts are showing their latest weapons to battle.
representatives for the centers of disease control the military, travel industries are all here. scooby, who is trained to sniff out the bugs with his nose, has been working seven days a week. >> households and dorms. and lapels and office buildings. you name it. >> bed bugging. an infestation forced niketown to close down. >> ohio holds the distinction of the most bed-bug infested state. >> one bed bug can grow to 30,000 in six months' time if you're not careful. >> it is topping $658 million in 2009. the senate is pitching expensive ways to detect that jug.
and these plastic interceptors. >> as they travel, they can't get out. >> preventive gadgets like this. but experts admit, once they're in, there are no easy solutions, and extermination could run into the millions of dollars. bed bugs were nearly nonexist ept. but apparently, they have been carrying this back with them. and they are, as you saw, back in force. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene of a vehicle that has apparently gone into a home. let's go to captain mike perry with more. this is edgewood, harford county. where it looks like a utility work vehicle has collided with a house. but apparently not before striking a pole. this is all causing fire officials to remain back a
little bit. you see substantial damage. looks like the driver of the vehicle has gotten out of the vehicle. and police are maintaining a distance. fortunately, looks like no one in the house was serearly injured. but this is causing a major delay. in the edgewood area, we'll continue to monitor the situation. targeted by hackers. twitter service is now back to normal after they created tweets. twitter now says the hack has been, quote, fully patched
and no longer works. singer wyclef jean is withdrawing his candacy for the race am -- candidacy for the race. he says he will spend more time focusing on his music. and he has no regrets about his campaign. senate blocks a bill. republicans pulled back when democrats tried to push through the bill. >> the senate has voted against repealing don't ask, don't tell in the military. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: democrats were counting on republican susan collins to break ranks and support the bill, but she changed her mind at the last minute. >> i think we should welcome the service of these individuals. but i cannot vote to proceed to this bill under a situation that is going to shut down the
debate and preclude republican amendment. >> even democratic strategists called the vote a train wreck. if democrats lose seats in congress in the midterm elections tcan be even harder -- it can be even harder for president obama to get rid of the ban on gays down the road. another choice, the president told senators repealing don't ask, don't tell during war time would be a distraction. >> we do not support the statute of change. is that correct? >> senator, burris, i do not. i don't know yet what the impact on recruiting and retention would be and our combat readiness. >> reporter: an estimated 13,000 members have been digs charged under the law, -- discharged under the law since it was created by president clinton in 1993. they asked to wait on the vote until the military studied the issue in december. many top republicans, including former p.o.w., john mccain, echoed that sentiment.
>> senate democrats had attacked a repeal to a bill that authorized over $700 billion in military spending next year. the spending will now likely be voteed on separately. tonight nhealthwatch, more and more overweight teenagers are using major surgery to lose their weight. according to this, the teens are choosing gastric band surgery over the more invasive gastric bypass. gastric bands have not yet been approved by the fda for teenagers under the age of 18. a new study shows taking aspirin can be an effective remedy for people suffering a migraine. but they have to get it through an iv. they experienced a huge reduction in pain 25% of the time. the procedure is not readily available in the u.s. but is commonly used in europe. research is needed to be done
to confirm these findings. time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in the baltimore sun. a look at findings and a recommendation on a report of necessary procedures at maryland hospital. questions and answers from ravens defensive, cory redding. and a farewell to the food and drink columnist at the sun. remember to look for the updated forecast on wjz's first warning weather team. it is one of the most recognizable themes in tv history. and now, a local university hopes its band's rendition will win it some big bucks from cbs. ron matz has more on marching band mania as the excitement is building in college park. the music is unmistakable. this is hawaii five-0. and no one and it better than the university of maryland marching band. >> we're actually spelling out
the words hawaii five-0. and making a wave and the words "book them, dano." >> they have been practicing hard. now, competing against bands from 33 other state. and they said, yeah, this is us. we're going to go after it and make this happen. >> reporter: cbs will award the winning school, $25,000. >> also, we were hoping to use some of the money for new uniforms. because i'm also the new uniform manager. ask there's -- they're 13 years old. and there's a lot of love in them. but it would be nice to show our provide in new uniforms. i think we're all very hopeful that our video will get a lot of votes.
and i think we're really excited to come together as a band and try our best. ♪ [ music ] >> ron matz, wjz eyewitness news. >> bookem dano. log onto our website, wjz.com. you can find the story under local news. voting continues through october 4th. you can watch hawaii five-0 here on wjz, monday night 10:00. the lyric opera house has a new name. it will be now known as the patricia and art modell performing arts center. the name of the theater officially changed at a theater today. the models donated $3.5 million to the lyric's expansion project. it includes more seating and modern technology. and mrs. modell is a former actress and performer. so it's near and dear to her heart. still ahead on eyewitness
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breaking news. a vehicle into a home and a utility pole is burning. >> hello, mary. we are in the joppatowne area. this is philadelphia road this is just past the harford county line. causing it to break in half. apparently the driver of the vehicle, after colliding with the pole struck the front of the house apparently, firefighters now reluct apt to
do it's been sparking and fire has been burning about it. we're waiting for bge to arrive. once the power is off, they can clean up the accident scene and the vehicle which was here. we just had another pretty big flash come off of the power pole. and unfortunately, they didn't get it on camera. looks like maybe the breaker is tripped here. firefighters and police officers backing away from this, wire fire here on the philadelphia road. gun powder ridge. as we just kind of watched the spectacular explosions. looks like they'll render this as safe as possible. we'll continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated. our camera -- it just had that explosion. all right. we want to go back into that. >> let's take a look at that forecast tomorrow.
we have a warm day tomorrow. start out pleasantly cool. upper 80s, may get up to 90 degrees. and as we head into the rest of the week. upper 80s. maybe 90 on friday. chance for a scattered shower. 82 and 72 on sunday. , kai. remnants of hurricane karl dissipated over the mountains of south central mexico today after killing at least 12 people over the weekend. emergency workers say thousands of people remain in shelters. and repairs from all of the damage will run into the millions of dollars. detroit police are searching for three people involved in the severe beating of aretha franklin's son. the singer's son, eddie franklin was attacked last night in detroit. he reportedly underwent surgery, but left the hospital on his own. a witness said two men and a woman may have been involved in
the beating. at this point, a motive for the attack, not known. check in for these stories and all the news stories at 6:00. vic is in the newsroom with more. the maryland green party candidate is involved in a deadly hit-and-run accident. new charges. why five counselors accused of suffocating a teen may face prosecution after charges were previously disprissed. >> vic, thank you. after 26 years and 38 missions the shuttle discovery is preparing for its last trip into space. nasa moved discovery out of his hangar monday night and onto the launch pad. the shuttle is set to lift off, november 1st, to the international space station. nasa decided to bump it up to a more family friendly hour.
>> eyewitness sports is coming up next. stay with us. this is mark viviano. who knew a trip to cincinnati could be so expensive. it's a five-figure fine for the ravens coach. we'll hear from coach john harbaugh. and the orioles look to finish strong. the latest when eyewitness news continues. ,,,,,,,,,,,, [ ehrlich ] annapolis --
mark is here. we're still focused on football on tuesday. >> that's right. ravens' fans know your head coach is going to fight. >> he's got a checkbook to prove it. you don't have to like the guys in stripes. just don't touch them. ravens coach harbaugh is fined $15,000 for what the yfl calls this. pointing out this. harbaugh admitted yesterday that he went over the line.
after that expensive triv to cincinnati, the ravens come home. cleveland browns have a versatile threat in joshua cribs. but the browns have started with two straight defeats. they are 0-2. every team is dangerous. that's proven. week in and week out. this will be no exception. harbaugh is unbeaten against the browns. baseball now. no play for the orioles. but so far, they are taking a
win in september. 11 wins in the last 15 games. luke scott has been hot. and he drove in a couple more runs last night. base hit in the 7th inning. still a last-place team. but strong finish has him feeling good in the second season. it's been a long time since we've played this well down the stretch. and it's been great for us. it's been a lot of fun. certainly at the end of the year, can can drag on. we're having a great time. everyone is playing well. our starting pitchers are getting deeper and deeper. gives us a chance to win. koji ueharra. nailed down yet another save last night. it is his in -- 10th in 12 chances. even 8-8 against the red sox this year. that would mark something different for them. coming up next hour, a setback for the super bowl champs. the new orleans saints won the
monday night game. but they lost one of their star players. that's a bad-looking injury. you see the leg underneath? ouch. i'll have the latest on that coming up on eyewitness news at 6:00. they say if you play football. you're injured. just a matter of degree. >> you start there, right? >> yeah. the heisman trophy thing. it's been a tough couple of weeks. what are your fans saying on the radio about coach harbaugh's fine? >> they love that he's a fighter. you know, $15,000 seems rather excessive. but listen. they have pretty strong rules in the nfl. also it will be interesting to see if ray lewis gets fined. because he had very harsh words. >> after the game. >> yes. >> listen. we were all going off, too. >> i understand. >> thank you, mark. still to come on wjz eyewitness news. a major development in the heart of towson is auctioned off. and that could mean a brand-new era for the downtown district. i'm weijia jiang. that story is next on wjz that story is next on wjz eyewitnessss,,,,,,,,,,
on alert. a child at johns hopkins hospital. taking action to prevent another tragedy. six weeks out from the election. and who is ahead in maryland's race for governor? ahead, who talks to the candidate on eyewitness news. library books, contaminated with bed bugs. i'm adam may. how they're using this truck to try to get rid of the problem. that's coming up.
and it's the last official night of summer. but it's not going to feel like it. get the updated first warning weather forecast. >> check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> wjz at 6:00 starts now. neck and neck. the race for the maryland governor's mansion. too close to call. tonight, the new attack ad. hello, everyone. i'm vic carter. >> and i'm denise koch. here's what people are talking about tonight. a virtual dead heat as both camps ratch up the attack ads. derek valcourt is live with a look at the