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a maryland man accuse of forcing a 12-year-old to work as a prostitute. tonight the investigation stretching from maryland to atlantic city.
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hello everyone i'm vic carter. >> and i'm denise koch. late today, a federal grand jury sent a strong message to a man acting as a pimp, he was forcing a 12-year-old to prostitution. >> reporter: there aren't many crimes if convicted that will get you mind bars for bars, but being the pimp for a 12-year- old girl is one of them. already in jail for prostitution, derwin smith and the federal prosecutors throw the book at him. >> a 12-year-old girl was entized into prostitution by a 42-year-old man. >> reporter: it's known smith took the girl to atlantic city. it is here that they got into
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an argument. she wanted him to take her home. he refused and threatened to shoot her with a gun, unless she shut up. >> mr. smith was involved in running essentially a brothel that he had multiple prostitutes working for him. >> reporter: when smith left the girl alone here in room 309 the girl didn't answer his phone calls but she did have time to call her mom. police soon arrived. >> it's fortunate that the girl was found so quickly and we were able to get the support she needed. >> reporter: during the 12 days with smith, it is known that she was promised a large home and a top spot among his prostitutes. >> there was eight kids here. six of them girls. >> reporter: he never told neighbors what he did for a living nor his name. they only knew him as smithy. >> there was a lot of yelling sometimes. >> reporter: smith is in
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custody unless he pleads guilty his trial could begin here in three to four months. back to you on tv hill. prosecutors say the victim is now with her family. she is expected to testify in court at the trial. a dramatic scene in hartford county when a truck crashes into a utility pole then a house. it happened along philadelphia road and gun powder ridge. the truck lost control, slammed into the poll then hit the house where it came to a stop. today detectives searched the home of the man accused of the shooting at hopkins hospital. they were looking for any clues as to what could have led partis to shoot a doctor, then kill his mother then kill himself. today the police chief met
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with university police. he wants to make sure they are ready for a situation like the one that happened thursday. today the don't ask don't tell was turned down. >> i am here today because i would like to propose a new law. our new law is called, if you don't like it, go home. >> singing sensation lady gaga held a rally in maine in hopes of overturning the law that keeps young men and women from serving in the military . th estimated 14,000 service members have been suspended for being gay. tonight there are nearly 6,000 fewer chances to get a job in maryland. that's how many jobs were lost in the month of august. the labor department released
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its jobs report today, maryland employs cut 57,000 jobs in august. that raised the unemployment rate from 7.8% to 7.3%. derek valcourt reports, governor candidates are now using the media to get their message across. >> it's very encouraging. we've been making a lot of tough decisions over the last four years to move our state forward. >> reporter: ehrlich says voters are not paying attention
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to attack ads. >> there's a lot of difference between fees and taxes. >> if it comes out of my pocket it's a tax. >> reporter: maybe we now know why we have such a budget issue -- in annapolis since the governor doesn't understand the difference between the two. >> reporter: but now the governor is the person being attacked. >> martin o' malley, highs taxes, fewer jobs. >> reporter: but o' malley says under him the state is moving in the right direction. >> we can't move back. >> politics is a contact sport. these guys are going to be going after each other tooth and nail over the next months. because it's a robo poll, because it doesn't do the type of screening to ensure representativeness, that it will often if not always favor
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the republican. now if that's the case with this particular poll, it's even better news for o' malley. >> reporter: o' malley campaign is calling donors asking them to donate an extra $200 to be able to respond to attack ads in the weeks to come. >> we encourage you to stay with wjz for the latest on campaign 2010. tragedy overshadows the 2010 campaign for senate. wjz is live from federal hill, new tonight political reporter pat warren has reaction from fellow green party members. >> reporter: that's right, vic. a member of the green party tells eyewitness news that the state of maryland has lost a
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real up and coming. and they are just stunned. a grieving mother, a hopeful loss. green party candidate natasha petegrew is showing her cutting her political teeth. sunday morning the 30-year-old petegrew was on her bike when she was hit by an suv. the driver continues home dragging the bicycle wedged under the vehicle, leaving petegrew on the side of the road. maria alwithe had planned to visit the hospital when she learned pedegrew died last night. >> we're stunned, we're just stunned that this has happened to such a lovely young woman. so full of promise and really wanted a life in public service. we just can't afford to lose people like natasha.
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>> i decided if i was willing to complain about it, then i should be willing to go out there and do something about it. >> reporter: republican nominee eric wargoz says he is sorry for the family. >> i would like a thorough investigation. >> reporter: that investigation is continuing as of now. no charges have been filed. reporting live from federal hill, i'm pat warren. >> the green party has not decided whether it will register another candidate for u.s. senate. they have until october 4th. new tonight, outrage is growing after a court orders a baltimore man charged with beating a man to death to work at a animal shelter. police arrested derrick shelter
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after being seen beating a dog with a pipe. >> i think if the judicial system wants rehabilitation, that's wonderful. but counseling for violent behavior makes more sense than putting someone who's been violent with animals with animals. you certainly wouldn't do that if you had someone who was violent with children and had them work with children. >> reporter: chambers attorney says it had beaten the dog because it had beat his wife. sold, the townsend retail complex. the 300,000 square foot development was sold for $28 million. the towsond center opened in 2004. the auctioneer did not name
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the buyer. the universities marching band is competing against bands in 33 other states and they are all playing the same theme song. that's the theme to hawaii-five- o. to vote in the marching band mania, go to and i haven't found out yet if you can vote more than once. >> probably so. the range of schools from little small schools to the big universities. mysterious twitts invading
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twitter. a serious warm up headed our way. i'm bob turk, i'll have your complete forecast headed your way, next. ,,
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and now her father is in custody after a two hour stand off on a bridge. the girl's father of ambrose martinez trying to escape by climbing on the bridge. the man had taken the girl from school earlier that day. the stand off ended when he fell into the river. officials have been arrested for padding their paychecks at the expense of people who live in their community. former bell city manager rizo who had been being paid twice the salary of a u.s. president was arrested today. he was charged with corruption and misuse of funds. the state is forcing bell to come up with money to refund angry residents who have paid too much for property taxes. more flood shed of american troops in afghanistan. this time a helicopter crashes killing nine international service members. they were on a secret mission in afghanistan when the chopper went down.
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it is the deadliest helicopter crash in six years. so far this year at least 524 u.s. and nato forces have been killed in afghanistan. 504 died last year. this has been the deadliest year for international forces since the war began in 2001. members of the baltimore community joined together to clean up a run down park in honor of recent victims of crime. church members decided to reach out and clean up the park located at east lafayette avenue. the area is currently infested by drug dealers and weeds. well bedbugs strike again. this time triggering the clean up of an entire library system. they were discovered in one of the newest libraries in
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fredrick county. adam may has the details. >> reporter: bedbugs creeped their way into the library in fredrick county. >> how could somebody get bedbugs in the books? >> reporter: a librarian who used to work in the hotel industry spotted the bugs in a children's book. >> we were fortunate that she saw it and she knew immediately what to do. >> reporter: nearly eradicated in the 1950s, new regulations on pesticides have made getting rid of them more difficult. >> we gathered all the materials that were in the vicinity of those books and placed them in a bag. >> reporter: right now that bag is cooking in this truck baking
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in the sun. >> they don't know what causes als and parkinsons, but some people have tied it to that stuff. >> reporter: most others are confident in the clean up. >> this is very nice, relaxing quiet environment. >> so you're going to keep using it? >> yeah. >> some people might think it's overkill the way we've addressed the problem. but we think if something handled very quickly we'll be better off for it. >> reporter: any late fees will be waived until the book drop reopens. >> getting rid of bedbugs cost nearly $2,000. twitter has been hacked. it was more of a nuisance than anything. even the white house twitter
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feed was affected. an amazing boat rescue in oklahoma. a helicopter was called in to air lift the boat right on to its trailer. >> if you can afford to call a chopper -- >> that's true. >> you could have gotten a bigger boat. >> that's a very expensive boat right now. okay, we may see a brief shower in our region by maybe tomorrow night. maybe not a great chance. but some more headed this way after a beautiful day and a beautiful night tonight. big warm upcoming. take a look at temps right now, it's very pleasant. 63 and the dewpoint is up a bit. southwest winds turning around at five. the barometer turning steady. around the state 63, here's 70 in haguerstown. 64 in oakland. right now around the metro, 61 the cool spots up in
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westminster. 70 by the water and 63 up in bellaire and columbia as well. the winds coming out of the southwest. that is going to bring in some seriously warm air for the next three days it'll feel like august rather than the end of september. tomorrow night just around this time, fall officially begins by the way. it's going to feel much more like august. after the rest this funnel system did cause some shower activity. maybe an isolated shower, perhaps a thundershower up in the mountains. slight chance, not a great chance but it's possible. in the meantime, here comes that warm air. temperatures in central tennessee today got over 100 degrees. i'm not kidding. this is some awfully warm air. i do expect to see close to 90, the front gets close to us and then goes back north again. so we'll stay in the warm air
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thursday into friday. by friday night into saturday, then a front approaches to the west. it might bring a shower late saturday and it'll start cooling us down for the weekend. very crazy weak tropical storm. it's not even moving it's actually stationary. it's going to sit out there for days and days and probably just die. south winds at 10 knots. bay temp around 73 degrees. tonight clear not as cool as last night. 58, beautiful moonlight out there. tomorrow hot, up to 88 degrees. a good chance on sunday of showers, way down to 72 by the end of the weekend. denise-- >> thank you, bob. the birds go for another win in boston. >> mark has the latest on the orioles and the ravens coming up in sports. 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.
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temper, temper. >> the ravens have a fiery coach.
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coach john harbaugh got the bill for that sideline blow out. he's been ordered to pay a $60,000 fine for what the $60,000 fine -- the last home game was an exhibition in august. >> it does seem like forever since we came out of that tunnel. i think it's going to be special for our guys. i think our fans are going to be excited. you know we need them. obviously it's tough to play on the road. so let's make it tough on an opponent to play on the road. let's show them what it's like to play in baltimore. >> ravens are unbeaten since harbaugh as been the coach. you can see the game right here on wjz. surprise news from philly where michael vick has been
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named the starting quarterback a few days after the coach named kobb the starting quarterback. to the orioles, winning games at yankee stadium and fenway park. the o's have struggled to win any where especially those tough places until buck shorwalter took over. boston at fenway. brad burgeson the o's starter. the pitching has been remarkable, ferguson six solid innings. the game was tied 1-0 going into the 7th inning. and over the short fence, a 3- run home run puts the o's on top. and that shot opened the flood gates. they pile it on it's a 9-1 victory.
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to the road in fenway. they've won 12 their last 16 games making the o's among the hottest teams in baseball. now yankee fans are used to winning in september. everyone the real young ones, new york in a big series was visiting tampa bay. nick swisher sends one out to center field. the yankees never trail, they win 8-3 their second in a row against the rays. they have a 2.5 lead. they have a 2.5 lead. they won't be going to ,,,,,, old gibbs canning company.
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