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it ended with a trip to the hospital. now, police are trying to determine what caused the car to crash into their school bus. >> closed roads block a short stretch of route 155 to drivers in havre de grace this morning. sky eye chopper 13 scant captured the damage from above. on the ground, harford county sheriff's sheriff's officers try to make sense of the mangled mess. >> right now, deputies are reconstructing the scene of the accident too early in the investigation. >> reporter: early reports show the driver of the gray car lost control of the vehicle. crossed over the double line and hit the school bus. it was carrying six students to meadowville elementary. but the bus driver lost control. slammed into the suv. and flipped over on its side. medics rushed the suv driver to shock trauma. >> minutes after 8:00, alex heard the sirens rushing to his neighborhood. he believed the foggy weather conditions may have played a part.
>> you get a morning like this. you never know. >> you see the bus toppled. and smoke coming out of the suv. >> reporter: the neighbors sent michelle varner a picture of the wreck on her cell phone. her oldest daughter had just left for the day, on a county bus, headed for a different school. >> my first thought was, well, whoases fault was it? it's kind of scary to think you put your child on a bus, and it could have been something the bus driver could have done that made that happen. police say while it is still early on, the driver of that bus was not at fault. and it is early. they say that drugs and alcohol did not play a part in this accident. they are still trying to determine exactly what caused the driver of that vehicle to lose control of it. in havre de grace, i'm gigi barnett. >> the children and the bus driver were treated at an area hospital and released. fall in full swing, but sure doesn't feel like it. the hot and uncomfortable weather lingers out there. live look outside now with sky eye chopper 13.
we actually almost set a new, hot-weather record. wjz is live with first warning weather. bob turk is tracking the high temperatures for us. bob? >> cooling rain. might see some next week. for the time being, just a hot afternoon. and a hot evening. but it's going to be a lot cooler this weekend. take a look at these numbers. today, we tied the record that was set back in 1970. that was 95 degrees. and that's where we are this afternoon. got to 95. the average high is only 76. average low is only 53. so far today, 95, 70. but i promise you, by the weekend, much cooler temperatures. there we go. 1970. by the way, yesterday in 1970, it was 98 degrees. so that was the hot year. and this year, well, i guarantee, when you see much cooler temperatures. this may be the last 90-degree day we say this year. hopefully. >> all right, bob. thank you. a bizarre crash in whitemarsh leaves a woman dead.
tonight, police say they know what led up to the accident. skysky eye chopper 13 over the scene of the parking lot in whitemarsh mall. police say yesterday, a 22-year- old woman was caught shoplifting inside ika. workers in the store took her name and then released her. moments later, the woman got into her car and ran it into a light pole in the -- sears parking lot. police dubbed him the preppy burglar. he was caught breaking into a howard county home. he could be responsible for other crimes. denise is in the newsroom with the developments. known for wearing a suit and tie, while breaking into a howard county home. jeremy hall is now linked to a burglary in montgomery county. surveillance cameras caught hall. he allegedly took a sony boom box in a safe. but was quickly arrested from someone who knew him. hall was released on bail in howard county, before being
arrested again. this time by montgomery county police. investigators found evidence linking to a home. police are now trying to determine if hall played a role in other burglaries in the area. a college campus dedicates an entire day to improving campus safety and preventing violence. it happened five months after the death of baltimore native yeardley love. >> yeardley love grew up in cockeysville and was weeks away from graduating uva. when police say her ex- boyfriend attacked and killed herself -- her inside her off- campus apartment. >> beautiful young woman who had everything going for herself. there's no reason she shouldn't be here. >> yeardley love's death impacted students so greatly that they did a day of dialogue, featuring discussions, a resource fair and a public art project, called lines of darkness and light that veiled the historic
rotunda. today, marks the introduction of a student-led initiative to train students and faculty to better see signs of trouble or obuse. friends of yeardley love say they knew the couple was arguing and had several intense fights the day before love died. it was also revealed that huguely had problems with anger. >> george huguely also had a previous arrest. the school didn't know about it. so now they have a policy that students have to reveal if they have had a previous arrest. police are asking for your help. the robbery happened just before noon yesterday at the sandy spring bank in the 8300 block of veterans highway. according to investigators, this man entered the bank, passed a note to a teller, demanding money. then fled with cash. he was last seen running away
from the bank. anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact authorities at 410-222-3469. they are insects that have all of maryland talking. stink bugs are poppingun in and around homes. but they are not just a nuisance. they have serious effects on area farmers. mike schuh has more on the stink bug invasion. mike? >> well, imagine you're a farmer. and you spent all year growing 100 acres of apples. and just when they about ready to be harvested, these guys show up. millions of them. and they're hungry. from here, dwight bartera apple trees are heavy and beautiful with fruit. >> we have a beautiful crop. these are pruned right, thinned right. the crop is perfect. the sugar is going to be great. >> a million and a half apples go to stores to his market. and some get you picked.
but an unwelcome visitor has arrived. >> this is the wonderfully challenging brown marmarrade stink bug. >> they smell bad when they're crushed. but they stink when they are sucked. >> they suck out the sugar. and it leaves a dead spot. >> it's disheartening. >> 20% of his crop is affect the. >> it's got everybody's attention here now. >> reporter: it's one thing to see this kind of damage here in the field. but another to did to washington, d.c. to ask for help. >> i'm nervous. you know? i'll pray for some answers. and there are smart people working on this thing. >> reporter: despite this, he doesn't want people to stop coming to his fields. >> we want everybody to come out and enjoy what we enjoy every day. >> reporter: the problem is worse in western maryland and southern pennsylvania. but remember, at least where he is, in westminster, 80% of his crop is good.
and the other 20%, well, that goes off to be pressed into apple juice and other apple products. but the price is much, much lower. reporting live downtown, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. mary, back to you. >> the apple-picking season lasts through the end of october. a freak accident forces a ravens rookie to miss his first year with the team. sports director mark viviano has more on sergio kindle's first public comments since his very serious injuries. mark? [ no audio ] >> it was a wake-up call for me. and i've made poor decisions in my day. but i can honestly say this one happened for a reason. and you know, i'm glad it did. because, you know, i learned from it. and it opened my eyes to see things in a bigger picture than what i was. i'm a better person for it today.
>> sergio kindle will do some workouts. no contact drills. but he says he's happy to be the ravens' biggest cheerleader. >> you can catch the game exclusively here on wjz 13. the team welcomes rival cleveland browns to town. that's sunday. at 1:00, live on wjz 13. still ahead at 5:00. terror for a killer. a florida man kidnapped from his home by bank robbers. but was he a victim or in on the crime? she's around the wrong people, hanging out in the wrong places. and all the things in her life are misguided. courthouse chaos. lindsay lohan, back before a judge. is she returning to jail? i'm ron matz. and it's viva italia in baltimore. your chance to see some of the most beautiful sports cars in the world.
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tire back to jail. you could call is deja vu for lindsay lohan. a judge ordered her to serve more time behind bars for failing a court-ordered drug test. sandra hughes has more for wjz from a beverly hills court. >> she enters a courthouse dressed in the essential hollywood starlet style. short dress, high heels and dark sunglasses. lindsay lohan did not speak or cry during a court appearance. then she was led away in handcuffs to begin processing her new look.
one she's worn before, jailhouse orange. >> she's going to go through the same physical and mental evaluation. she'll be housed as a keepa way because of the celeb -- keepa way because of the celebrity status. >> lohan was ordered back to jail, after she violated her probation. she will remain there until a probation revocation hearing on october 22nd. >> legal analysts believe judge eldon fox was sending lohan a message. wake up. this is your last chance. get sober and fix your life. that's why he didn't allow her bail. >> reporter: no bail means she won't be released early like last time because of jail overcrowding. while lohan had admitted her mistake on twitter, it appeared the immediate go-to-jail ruling surprised everyone. >> i don't think anyone in that courtroom, from the observers in the courtroom to lindsay lohan's lawyer, was expecting the judge was going to remand her. >> her mom dena was in court,
as was her father michael. >> she hasn't gotten help for her addiction yet. she doesn't make the right decisions. she doesn't know better. >> reporter: what seems obvious, it will be difficult for lohan to keep working while her legal drama continues. her role on a planned movie on the life of linda lovelace will likely have to be put on hold. sandra hughes, wjz eyewitness news. >> lohan has been to jail three times for the 2007 drug and drunk driving case. twice she was released early because of overcrowding. if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check on the roads with sharon gibala. >> well, plenty of delays, but the good thing is, the number of accidents greatly reduced from about a half hour ago. we still have a few of them. another on 29 northbound at u.s. 40. meanwhile, there's a look at your overview on speeds around the beltway. you're looking at a nine-minute drive on the 70 westbound. four-minute setback on 95. southbound between 395 and the
beltway. there is a look at your average drive times and speeds on the beltway. 31 miles an hour on the top. as well as the west side inner loop of the beltway. 20-minute drive times. there is a live look at the top side of the beltway there. at delaney valley road. it is jammed on the inner loop. there is a a look at 50 if you are heading soto or from the shore. this traffic report is brought to you by famous dave's. try our traditional wings and sauces. hurry, they won't last long. they are perfect for parties and football. back over to you. have a great weekend. >> mary, watch the story. >> i am. have you ever pictured yourself in a maserati or ferrari? we can tell you this weekend at the inner harbor. ron matz has more on a benefit car show in baltimore that will feature one of the hottest wheels on the road. >> make way for viva italia in baltimore.
you can see luxury cars most of us can only dream about at the inner harbor. >> and we've got lots of italian cars and motorcycles. anything you want. lamborghini, fiat, maserati, ferrari, ducati motorcycle. it's going to be a great event. >> it's going to be a free year for this show. a benefit for the children's guild. >> our facilities are three group homes. we have educational facilities. work-to-school programs. after-school programs. and we have a fabulous curriculum. >> this is a 1989, lamborghini count ash. one of the ones you'll see at the inner harbor sunday. >> you get tons of look. you've watched it before in shock when they first see it. >> reporter: randy moss loves his 1986 ferrari testarossa. >> this particular car is now qualified. just about 25 years old. now has historic plates. and it's just a beautiful
automobile and a lot of fun to own and drive. >> ducati motorcycles will be there. and how about this 1971 fiat 500m? >> the original version came out in 1950. with -- with the even smaller engine. but had is the original 500cc engine. zip around downtown. get where you're going. >> a great place to go. where car owners come to help kids. >> people travel from very far away. from as far away as erie, pennsylvania to the eastern shore. richmond in places like that. so it's great. >> reporter: ron matz, wjz eyewitness news. >> sunday's event is at 10:00 a.m. until 4:00. there's also a vip reception at the rusty scepter. >> so you want a cool car. and you. a cute car. [ laughter ] it kind of fits.
>> they're cute. what a cute car. [ laughter ] i put my dogs in there. let's take a look at temps. 94. 94 degrees. humidity 33%. the dew point only 61, thank goodness. south/southwest winds at 6. barometer holding steady. coming back for a cooler weekend after this. blatch ,,,, tax on everything you buy? ,,,, that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan.
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it's a nice day. >> if you like hot, summer weather. >> i like hot, summer weather. >> if this day had been back in july, it would have been not so bad. but in mid-september, it's extremely unusual. we tied the record at 95. and that's what we were last hour. we dropped a tad to 94. look at that. d.c. still at 97. whoa. 97 at hagerstown. 81 ocean city. and 79 in oakland. tomorrow, in oakland, it will probably only be in the 60s. for highs. it is a lot cooler air headed our way over the next 24 hours. a new air mass comes in.
unfortunately, doesn't look like we'll see some showers. it's a very, very dry front. that got the heat in here. all of the hot temperatures down on the southwest. they were just transported up through our region. get up to about central northern new england. and that's sort of a boundary line between the hot stuff and the cooler air to the north. that's why they have showers up there. also to the west, look at that front. showing up so clearly this morning. and a lot of shower activity with it. but as it moved through the day, in the overnight last night, during the day today. almost nothing left. just dries up right now in ohio. there may be a widely scattered shower in garrett county late tonight. the front should be in and out of the city and through the area, around noontime tomorrow. and once that happens, winds go back to the northwest. and yes, it will start cooling down. tomorrow, ahead of the front. close to the front. we'll probably get into maybe the mid-80s again. low to mid-80s. but not in the 90s. front comes through.
and much cooler air for sunday. maybe rain across southern virginia by sunday afternoon or night. hopefully get some rain in here sunday night into monday. temperatures sunday. probably no higher than 70 degrees. believe it or not. quick look at the tropics. it will continue to weaken as it stays over the land. that's a good thing for the gulf of mexico. we will see days of heavy, drenching rains and no doubt, mudslides and floods for those folks in central america, nicaragua, honduras, and perhaps central portions of mexico as well. disturbed weather down here. and some of the models still predicting that something can develop by next week. and perhaps in the gulf of mexico. or in the caribbean. keep watching that area. small craft advisory, tomorrow. west winds, 10 to 15. and gusts to 20. they'll be drying things up. could be a nice, breezy afternoon.
if you're heading out on the bay, watch out for the rocky water there. 69 tonight. a warm night. tomorrow, 85, early and dropping to the low 80s. 70s by middle afternoon. and not nearly as hot as you see. and by tomorrow night, we'll be dropping back in the 60s to the 50s by sunday morning. and sunday, once again, the highs only around 70. moving in from 95 to about 70 on sunday. >> big extreme. >> but the normal high is in the 70s. much closer than it should be. >> all right, bob. thank you. still ahead at 5:00. protecting the men in your life from a silent killer. tonight in healthwatch, the screening for prostate cancer that could save lives. now, i'm not a fan of the government doing anything. but i've got to ask, why isn't the government doing anything? a comedian takes on washington. why steven colbert was invited to testify at a hearing on illegal immigrants on u.s. farms.
baltimore has something in store to make your next visit more interesting. whether you're visiting, working or living in downtown, it's what you don't see that concerns those who are dedicated to making the cities hot. nothing is worth looking at in these vacant windows. it calls street level vibrancy. which translates into something interesting to buy. something fun to do. something good to eat. things bright and shiny. fun and refreshing. eye candy. >> a nice, to few restaurant. -- tofu restaurant. maybe something for the kids. >> i would. especially a holistic grocery store or an all-natural grocery store. >> like because -- i like the things -- the jeaners place. and they're not there no more. so i would like that.
>> the operation store front allows them to operate. people with ideas to try them out in some of the spaces here. will put up 10,000. and allow them to operate with the approval of the landlord. they're not necessarily looking to lease out that space. but they're still kind of a drag on the neighborhood because of these dark, empty store fronts. so we'd be willing to work with them to say, hey, can you do a temporary lease? six months? a year? can you swing that. >> reporter: the information sessions are october 4th and 7th. so if setting up shop downtown is something you've been thinking about for a long, long time, better hurry up. reporting from charles street, i'm pat warren. back to you on television hill. to contact the downtown partnership for details of the plan, proposals have to be submitted by november 22nd. a florida bank teller, abducted by armed men from his
home. it was one part of an elaborate heist. >> the suspected robbers allegedly strapped a bomb to the teller's chest and forced him to rob a bank of america. the three suspects put a bomb on the teller, took him to his home near the bank of america branch near the university of miami. then used him to steal steal an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing. investigators are trying to determine if he was a victim or had a role in the crime. during the robbery, three local schools were put on lockdown in the university of miami sent out a campus wide alert, warning students and staff to avoid that area. there's a long tradition in washington, inviting movie and television stars to testify in hearings, in order to get more coverage. comedian steven colbert was the house attraction. joel brown explains to wjz why he was there. >> reporter: the hearing room
was so packed, it was clear something big was up. >> i haven't seen this many cameras since when, madame chair? >> maybe it was impeachment. >> reporter: those cameras came to cover just one of four witnesses called to testify. >> congresswoman lostgren asked me to share my vast experience with the panel. >> reporter: colbert had spent a day working on the show. >> please don't make me do this again. it is really, really hard. >> reporter: the comedian spent almost as much time at the hearing as he did working in the field. >> you know how much they were paid by the hour? >> i don't know. i didn't do a good enough job to get paid. so i can't compare my salary. >> right. >> he was actually asked to leave. >> he stayed true to form for
most of the hearing, playing the outspoken role of a television commentator. but one lawmaker got him to break character by asking for his true motivation. >> why are you interested in this issue? >> i -- i like talking about people who don't have any power. >> reporter: activists and liberals hope colbert's trip to washington helps their push for immigration reform. but some republicans thought it was just a publicity stunt. for democrats and the comedian. >> reporter: in washington, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> during the hearing, the chairwoman noted that the last time a committee held a hearing, no news crews were there to cover it. president obama will wait longer before deciding on tax cuts. a senate vote to extend bush- era tax cuts will have to wait. senate democrats decided yesterday to delay the vote to preserve the tax cuts for the middle class. republicans want to see the
cuts suspended for all americans. tonight, some relief for small business owners. congressmen passed their health company. it will ease credit and help expand and hire new workers. part of the job's agenda president obama promoted last year. and investor warren buffett is speaking out today against the announcements that the recession is over. buffet disagrees with a recession panel that says the recession ended more than a year ago. buffet says the nation will pull out of its economic slump but not for a while. tonight in healthwatch, new information about reducing the risk of breast cancer. a study finds moderate, routine activity around the home or office, appears to offer some protection against invasive breast cancer. that is compirred to women who spent more of their day just sitting or watching tv. also in healthwatch tonight, prostate cancer affects some 200,000 men in america each year. to help reduce that staggering
number, the great prostate challenge event will take place again this sunday. an effort to save lives by raising awareness about the disease. the numbers ever staggering. between 40,000 and 50,000 men in the u.s. die each year from prostate cancer. prostate cancer forms on the prostate, a reproductive gland on men. >> my attitude was one that i was not going to allow that to beat me. >> reporter: to combat the disease, chesapeake urology challenge will take place at towson university, sunday, september 26th. and wjz is a proud sponsor. >> it is a nice fundraiser, where all of the proceeds end up going for prostate cancer. >> when james alley discovered he had prostate cancer in 2007, he became proactive about his treatment. >> in the end, what i did after talking to everyone, i opted for the radiation treatment and the implant.
>> it's generally something that people just get. only about 10% are passed down through the generations. about 90% of people who are diagnosed with prostate cancer have no history of prostate cancer. an all-star lineup of baltimore colts fans. some say they are encouraged by the data that shows with f caught early, prostate cancer can be cured. >> the objective is to come out and be screened with a simple test as a physical examination and a blood test called a psa test. we can find prostate cancer earlier on people. giving them a higher chance of cure. and as we said, the great prostate cancer challenge is this second. it's part of the continuing community commitment. marty bass will watch this this sunday.
in consumer watch. an end to the rumors about the iphone being available on a new net work. veriintron's ceo says he would love to carry apple's popular smart phone, but had no specific time line to offer. verizon is working on a new high-speed net work. but for now, at&t remains the iphone's only carrier. fixed a technical glitch that made the site unavailable for hours. the company apologized for an error saying the outage was the worst in four years. facebook, however, did not explain what caused the problem, but says it has definitely been fixed. time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in the baltimore sun. how they are carrying a law, prohibiting the use of
hand held phones while driving. and a roundup. and remember to look for the updated wjz forecast. the hit show undercover boss puts them into skies and on the front lines. as gigi barnett explains, one maryland boss went undercover. and now, some big changes are coming to his company. >> okay. this is hard work. cleaning pools draws a sweat. it's worked steven joyce hasn't done in years. >> i kind of pride myself on not being an ivory tower guy. i was a little more ivory than i thought. >> for the last two years, joyce has headed joyce hotels. but during the show, he becomes a janitor. and overnight, friends ask a new member of the sales people. once he almost blew his cover
on a cold call. >> this is steve -- jack parker. >> you would be surprised how poorly i perform some of these jobs. >> joyce says he decided to do this in honor of his mother, ann joyce, who stressed community service. >> i wasn't doing as much as i should. and i think my mom would have wanted me to step it up a little bit. >> reporter: during his undercover mission, he finds several hard workers who aren't getting the promotions they deserve. >> look for him online now, once a year, choice executives and managers will stay overnight in one their hotels. i have forgotten how hard the jobs are. >> he said he had fun. but it was a lot of hard work. and he encourages any ceo who wants to do it on their own time to become an undercover boss. back to you. it is a great show.
undercover boss premieres this sunday at 10:00. followed by eyewitness news at 11:00. very good show. >> i know. very insightful for a lot of ceos. dramatic flooding in the midwest. but is the worst yet to come? ♪ [ music ] and an entertainment legend gone. tonight, a look back at the life and career of eddie fisher. bob turk. the first warning weather center. cooldown for the weekend. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. here's today's report from wall street. ,,,,,, [ male announcer ] it's sunday afternoon.
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wisconsin. swing sets are out of commission, while pumps work full time to drain the flooded property. the city of arcadia is about 100 miles southeast of minneapolis. a lot of people are amazed by the volume of water we've seen. floodwaters surged through downtown, roads collapsed into craters. and roe boats became the best form of transportation. city officials are keeping a worried eye on bulging rivers. >> right now, it's extremely high. >> minnesota is also in a thunderstorms brought almost five inches of rain. jeff dub has lived in the area for 14 years and says he's used to the weather. but this time is different. >> when it gets to a certain point. then you start worrying.
this is bad. >> residents use every break in the weather to try drying out. but another storm system is expected to move in on saturday. alexis christoforous, wjz eyewitness news. the national guard is currently in place, helping some of the hardest-hit areas. wjz's first warning weather coverage continue. bob turk tracking a cooldown headed our way. looks like today may be our last 90-degree day, maybe. take a look at tomorrow's forecast. we'll start off kind of mild, around 70. but by afternoon, in the low to mid-80s is where we'll probably top out. and breezy and dryer. and very comfortable. tomorrow night, we're back in the 50s. high of only 70 on sunday. showers possible monday. maybe even on tuesday and wednesday. temperatures in the mid-70s. now, today's energy saver tip. new exterior doors, often insulate better than older types. if you've got older doors in your house, replacing them might be a good investment. it will result in lower heating
and cooling costs. and if you're building a new house, you should consider buying the most energy- efficient doors possible. more information on how you can become an energy saver. go to wjz.com and click on our special section on the home page. kai? >> bob, thank you. a popular air show in indonesia turns tragic and caught on tape. watch as the pilot of this two- seater plane loses control and comes crashing to the ground. he was the only one on board. and believe it or not. he survived. he is currently in critical condition. according to a colleague, the air show is suspended after that crash. the indiand air force -- indian air force is going through the wreckage of a combat jet. they crashed in the part of the country. the crew ejected before the impact. the russian-made jet was on a routine mission when the incident occurred. a sensational trial is under way in belgium, involving a woman, accused of murder in a sky-diving love triangle.
police say elle cauterman and another woman were rivals for the affections of a fellow sky diver. they say four years ago, cauterman sabotaged the woman's parachute. the video camera captured the woman as she plunged to her death. actor and singer eddie fisher died at the age of 82. manuel gallegus takes a look back at fisher's controversial life. >> oh, my papa ♪ >> reporter: eddie fisher had a sweet voice that made teens swoon. in the pre-elfis era, he became rich and famous with 32 top hits. >> fisher is the name. >> he washe was so popular in the '60s, coca cola signed him to a million-dollar contract. but he would be ruined by the biggest celebrity scandal in the decade.
his affair with elizabeth taylor that ended his marriage with debbie reynolds. >> his children loved him, we all loved him. i know god has forgiven him and he is in a better place. >> reporter: he spent most of his dollars in his heyday. he was born to russian-jewish immigrants. he dropped out of high school to pursue singing. he would marry five times, including a brief marriage and two children with actress connie stevens. later in an autobiography, he said he had to marry her because she was pregnant. later, he said he played nurse maids to taylor and that taylor was phony. manuel gallegus, wjz eyewitness news. funeral arrangements for fisher have not yet been announced. check in with eyewitness news at 6:00. denise is in the newsroom with a preview for us.
unique partnership. police on patrol, with citizens, riding shotgun. new at 6:00. unprecedented conviction. a howard county educator, found guilty of sex abuse, but he never physically touched the victim. now, back to kai and mary. >> deneat, thank you. -- denise, thank you. ravens are hungry for home cooking. we'll hear from the team as they get ready for their first home game this sunday. and baseball, an unexpected surge in home runs leads to suspicions about steroid use. we'll hear from the player in question when eyewitness news continues. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
difference. >> our fans are going to be more excited than anything. we haven't been home near a while. for us to be home with the home opener is going to be huge for us. >> they really like to -- i mean, they feed off a lot of energy. so it's one of the things we have to watchout for. >> we need it to be loud when they're on offense. and we need it to be especially loud when they see number 16 quarterback. >> sometimes lines up in the back. if you're not at the stadium, making noise, you can cheer from your sofa. and we'll bring it to you. coverage coming your way at 1:00. the ravens are home. the o's on the road. they played 3 in boston and have moved on to toronto, to start a three-game series with the blue jays tonight. in toronto, the o's will face the new and unlikely member of the unlikely run.
jose batista with a home run against seattle yesterday. he's a former oriole. batista's previous high is 16. in this day of steroid suspicion. have you ever used performance-enhancing drugs? >> absolutely not. >> do you understand why people up in the stands would be talking about that situation? >> i do. because of a history of what happened in the past. those days are gone. >> of the two homers this season, 60 of them have become. chris tillman gets the start against the blue jays tonight. he has not served up a home run for batista this season. the jays go with lefty starter bret cecil. a maryland native who was unbeaten in baltimore. game time, 7:00 tonight on masn 2. basketball, trade rumors continue to swirl around carmelo anthony. denver nuggets are working on a
deal to send anthony to the new jersey nets. anthony is denver's best player. the teams weren't going to move them because they haven't been able to get him to sign a long- term contract. coming up next hour, race fans head to delaware to see the nascar boys run the monster mile. qualifying runs. i'll have the latest from the track on eyewitness news at 6:00. and join me on the radio, monday morning at 9:00. 107, the fan. wjz f.m. i think we'll be talking football. win or lose. >> let's hope there are no attacks. >> let's just hope he does well. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. school ends with a trip to the hospital for some elementary-aged children in harford county. i'm gigi barnett in havre de grace. coming up, what caused the car to slam into their school bus. details are just ahead. ♪ [ monkey cheeps ] [ male announcer ] a bath becomes even more pleasurable when you know that your water is being heated
coming up, violent crash involving an suv and a school bus. the latest on the unfolding harford county investigation. a day of dialogues. the murder of a baltimore county woman, sparks action to prevent another tragedy. baltimore city residents are getting a firsthand look at exactly what police officers do in the city. i'm weijia jiang, income on wjz eyewitness news. -- next on wjz eyewitness news. how police say it helps them solve a crime. another record high in baltimore. what's in store for the weekend?
don't miss the updated first warning forecast. check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> wjz at 6:00 starts now. sudden impact, a violent collision, involving a school bus. how does happen! inspect headlighto, everyone. i'm denise koch. >> and i'm vic carter. >> an suv slams into a school bus in harford county, knocking the bus on its side. it happened as the children were on their way to school in havre de grace. gigi barnett has more on what happened and the exfend -- extent of