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>> reporter: six students never made it to class this morning. now, police are trying to determine what caused the car to crash into their school bus. >> reporter: closed roads blocked a stretch of route 151 this morning. sky eye chopper 13 captures the damage from above. on the ground, harford county sheriff's traffic officers try to make sense of the mangled mess. >> right now, harford county traffic deputies are reconstructing the accident too early in the investigation. >> reporter: the 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 mccoll misheard the sirens rushing to the neighborhood. he believed the foggy weather conditions may have played a part. >> you get a morning like this.
you never know. >> see the bus tackled. and smoke coming out of the suv. >> reporter: the neighbors sent michelle varner pictures of the wreck on her cell phone. her oldest daughter had just for the day on the county bus. heading for a different school. >> my first thought was, who was it? it's kind of scary to think that you put your child on a bus. and it could have been something that the bus driver could have done. >> reporter: investigators say drugs and alcohol do not seem to play a part in this accident. now they're trying to determine what caused the driver of that car to lose control of the vehicle. in havre de grace, harford county, i'm gigi barnett. back to you on tv hill. the children and bus driver were treated at an area hospital and released. another day in the 90s. and we've tied another record. high temperature outside right now. summer is drag on intoalate -- into late september. bob is tracking these seasonal temperatures. >> hard to believe that the average temperatures this time of year is only in the mid-70s.
and today, in the mid-90s. take a look at the temperatures right now. just a tad, with 92. ocean city, a lot more comfortable. 81. 91, still in cumberland. and the cooler spots out in the montgomery county area. 79 in oakland. how warm did it get today? 95. we tied the record, set back in 1970. officially coming in at 95 degrees. looks like tomorrow, we'll struggle to get the low. perhaps maybe a few places in the mid-80s. and a lot cooler on sunday. maybe only near 70s, denise. >> thank you, bob. an unprecedented conviction involving a howard county educator, who sexually abused a young child in a unique way. kai has more on this unique trial. kai? >> carl walker, jr., was found guilty of abusing a third grader because he sent her
dozens of explicit love letters. the 28-year-old worked here at bryant woods elementary school in colombia. he sent dozens of notes to the 8-year-old. in those messages, he wrote of his desire to kiss her and other more disturbing fantasies. the conviction is the first in maryland, based on the letters. denise? >> walker could face a maximum of 14 years in prison. he will likely appeal. in virginia and maryland, a young baltimore county woman, murdered at college. now her death is sparking some action. mary joins us now with the fallout on the murder of yeardley love. >> a college campus dedicates an entire day to improving campus safety and preventing violence. it's happening now at the university of virginia, five months after the death of yeardley love. >> reporter: yeardley love grew up in cockeysville and was weeks away from graduating when police say her ex-boyfriend, attacked and killed her inside her off-campus apartment.
>> beautiful young woman who had everything going for herself. there's no reason she shouldn't be here. >> today's students, faculty and staff, participated in an event called day of dialogue. featured discussions, a resource fair and a public art project called lines of darkness and light that veiled the collins university historic rotunda with black fog. both love and huguely played well cross at uva. they said today, athletics has been a strong supporter of this movement. >> every coach who was not actually competing today or doing key recruiting is here. and in fact, as you looked around here, craig littlepage of was here. coach london was here. and many of the student athletes, if their class schedule allows, will also be here. >> today marked the student-led initiative to train students and faculty to better see signs of trouble or abuse. friends of yeardley love say
they knew they were fighting. it was also later revealed that huguely had problems with anger and alcohol. >> close to me, close to home. >> reporter: george huguely also had a previous arrest the school did not know about. in august, uva announced all students must disclose previous arrests. and if they don't, they may face suspension or being expelled. notre dame prep. just moments after being caught shoplifting, a woman is killed in a bizarre accident in harford county. it happened in the parking lot of the whitemarsh mall. baltimore county police say the 22-year-old woman was caught shoplifting at ika. after being released, she got into her car. and ran the car into a light pole. she was ejected and died at the scene. controlling the community. baltimore city police do it
every day. but tonight, a unique opportunity for everyday citizens to ride along with them. weijia jiang has more on this special partnership. >> the police commissioner says time and time again, the officers need help from the community to fight crime. today's event aims to make people more comfortable, providing that help. at every police precinct in baltimore city. >> prepare for inspection. >> reporter: during each role call, officers had company, the very citizens they protect. >> i want to see exactly what goes on out there, everywhere you go. >> every patrol officer, working on the evening shift, will be partnered with a member of the community. it's about 200 to 250 people that will be actually riding in the patrol car. >> reporter: patrol colonel john skinner says the goal is to build stronger relationships by allowing residents residents to ride along with authorities. deputy major already worked together to fight crimes. they walked together monthly through the neighborhood. >> the police are just like
anyone else. they just like the doctor or teacher. they're doing a job. and this is a job that they chose to do. and they're doing the job to protect us. >> this this is actually the third time they opened up to community members. and the department hopes to do it a lot more often. >> that's what we've doing. getting to know the community. and getting officers out. getting to know everyone. >> reporter: hispanic men have been targeted in crimes. residents here admit there is a fear of officers because they don't want to be deported. reasons for distrust vary. >> we need to build trust again with police. and i think this is one way of doing it. >> every one in the city kicked off open house. so walk through and get to know police officers. we're live at police headquarters. weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> okay, weijia. thank you.
the department also opened up police obstacle course for children earlier today. more charges against the so- called preppy burglar. he earned the name after being caught on video, breaking through a howard county house, while dressed in preppy-looking clothes. 30-year-old jeremy hall is now charged with a second burglary in montgomery county. police got a tip about hall after releasing a video of his break-in in howard county. invasion maryland. the state is being overrun by an invasive series stink bug. one breed came over from asia several years ago. they are spreading exponentially with no natural predators. they seemed to like the warm days and cool nights. they do not carry disease. but they do stink if you quish them. the bigger problem they bring
is devastating crops. >> see this apple looks great. doesn't it? until you turn it around and you see the calling card of the asian stink bug. >> we have a beautiful crop. as a grower, these things are perfect. the crop is perfect. size is there. sugar is going to be great. >> reporter: a million and a half apples go to stores to his market. but an unwelcome visitor has arrived. >> this is the wonderfully challenging brown marmarrated stink bug. >> they smell when crushed. but it's their sting that stinks. >> they're sugar gel bees. they stick their mouth parts in and suck the sugar out. >> when they suck out that sugar, the cell walls collapse, leaving a little dead spot. >> that's disheartening. >> 20% of the crop affected. >> got everybody's attention. >> it's one thing to see this
kind of damage here in the field. but another to go to washington, d.c. to ask for help. >> i'm nervous. i'll pray for some answers and there's smart people working on this thing. >> despite this, he doesn't want people to stop coming to his field. >> we want everybody to come out and enjoy what we enjoy every day. >> another technique they used, work on these asian varieties. they say that they're looking for the government to help in this case. and they hope everybody wishes them well because next year could be even worse. reporting live downtown, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. >> you're not holding that in tweezers, mike. >> it was a dead one we found in our live truck. >> gee, thank you, mike. the apple-picking season lasted the end of october. the ravens top draft pick is now signs to a top draft pick. but he won't see the field this year. he is with the team to learn as
much as he can. sports director mark viviano joins us with more on his recovery. >> sergio kindle does not remember much of what happened on that july night, when he tumbled down two flights of stairs. he suffered a fractured skull in the accident. he will not play football this season. kindle made his first public appearance since the accident meeting with reporters in owings mills today. he did finally find his rookie contract. but he misses out on the millions of dollars he could have gotten if fully healthy. kindle was a linebacker from the university of texas. and he reflected hohow this setback has impacted him. >> it was a wake-up call for me. i've made poor decisions in my day. but i can honestly say, this one happened for a reason. and i'm glad it did. because you know, i learned from it and opened my eyes to see things in a bigger picture than what i was. so i'm a better person for it today.
>> for the rest of the season, kindle is restricted to side workouts and team meetings. and since he can't play, he says he'll be the ravens' biggest cheerleader. >> and joined by many more. it's the ravens home opener exclusively on wjz, starting at 1:00 p.m. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. new drama for lindsay lohan. the actress back in court after a drug violation. the harsh ruling from a judge. great prostate challenge. how you can help fight the spread of disease here in maryland. and sign of the times, closed down shops. in the heart of downtown baltimore. find out what is being done about it. weekend ahead. stick around for the first warning weather forecast.
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tonight, get ready for something new. pat warren reports, the downtown partnership has something in store to make your next visit more interesting. it's what you don't see that concerns those. nothing is worth looking at. a lack of what the downtown partnership calls street level vibrancy, which translates into something interesting to buy, something fun to do something good to eat. fun and refreshing, eye candy. >> maybe a nice social
restaurant. maybe put something in want. >> i would. maybe a holistic grocery store or an all-natural grocery store. >> like arcade games. i like the jeepers place. and they're not there no more. so i would like that. >> the downtown partnership's operation store front offers a chance to offer entrepreneurs. not-for-profits. people with ideas. it will put up $10,000 for businesses. 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 looking to work with them to say, hey, can you do a temporary lease? six months, a year? can you swing that?
>> the information sessions are october 4th and 7th. so if shopping downtown is something you have been thinking about for a long, long time, better hurry up. pat warren, from television hill. >> you can contact the downtown partnership for full details of the plan. prostate cancer affects some 200,000 men in america each year. to help reduce that staggering number, the great prostate cancer challenge event will take place in towson this sunday. as kai jackson reports in an effort sponsor said by -- sponsored by wjz to save lives by raising awareness. >> the numbers are 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 in men. >> my attitude was from night one that i was not going to allow that to beat me. >> reporter: to combat the disease, the great prostate cancer challenge, will take
place sunday, september 26th. and wjz is a proud sponsor. >> it's a nice fundraiser, where all of the proceeds go there. >> when james lily, who is 68, 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 just -- people just get. only about 10% are passed down through the generations and through family. about 90% of people who are diagnosed with prostate cancer have no family history of prostate cancer. >> manny moore will be honorary chairman. >> an all-star lineup of baltimore colts legends will be at the event. researchers say they are encouraged by the data that shows when caught early, prostate cancer can be cured. >> the objective is to get men to come out and be screened with a simple test, such as a physical examination and a
blood test, called a psa test. we can find prostate cancer on people earlier, giving them a higher chance of a cure. >> and the great prostate cancer challenge is again sunday. marty will be there to host the run, walk and more. starts at 8:00 a.m. at johnny unitas stadium. and for more information, you can go to wjz.com. it is all part of our continuing community commitment. >> you get to see marty's tattoos if you go out there. >> that is definitely something to see. by the way, sunday morning. upper 50s. great weather for our walk-run. let's take a look at temps and conditions. nothing like that now. 92. dew point is low at 61. south/southwest winds. heat at 12. barometer holding steady. come back and take a look at a look at that weekend cooldown after this. ,,,,,,,,,,
so it will feel pretty good. right now, nothing new about that. take a look at temperatures around the state. d.c., still at 94. they broke a record this afternoon. at dulles, they got to the mid and upper 90s. in fact, 99 degrees. bested their record by 5 degrees, all-time high. one of the all-time highs. we did get to 95. that kind of record, now at 92. 90, easton. 81, ocean city. and 79 in oakland. still, cumberland coming in at 91. and hagerstown at 93. southwest winds. if we had a due southeast wind, probably mid mid- to upper 80s. but the southwest wind, the winds going over the land, really gets heated up. now, the humidity did come down. dew points are a lot lower than they were yesterday. but the temperatures in the low to mid-90s. and still feels like low to mid- 90s. out to the west, a front that has good shower activity last night. did cause rain in the upper midwest. you saw that. but the front is dying out. as it heads off to the east, it
is running into dryer air. even though we had showers earlier, there's just not a lot with that front. just a few widely scattered showers. and by the time it moves across western maryland, may have a shower late don't. by the time it gets to us, we have a band of clouds with it. maybe a sprinkle. and behind it. the front probably gets here by about 10:00, 11:00 in the morning. tomorrow night, back in the 50s. sunday, only around 70 degrees. perfect football weather. and sunday night, some of this rain developing to our south, may bring us finally a chance of rain. a lot of rain. in nicaragua. honduras. due west now. and heading due west over the land. it gets off the water. so it's going to be dying down. but it's going to be a real wet rain maker tropical storm. tropical rain storm for those folks. right now, doesn't look like it will have any influence over the gulf of mexico. not any good news. but still a lot of disturbed
weather down here. any of these systems could develop. we're watching that western caribbean area for possible new development. west winds, 10 to 15 on the bay. bay temp around 73 degrees. tonight, a warm night, with all of the warm air still in place. not going to drop much. upper 60s, but no fog tonight. mid-80s early on. temperatures dropping to about 80 by about 1:00, 2:00. and 70s and 60s. and eventually, tomorrow night, back into the upper 50s by sunday morning. so much cooler air mass coming in. very pleasant weekend altogether. >> thank you. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. it sounds like a movie. a bank employee kidnapped. a bomb-like device strapped to his chest. how this real-life drama ends. there will be a lot more reading in one baltimore county school. after a generous gift from a world-renowned surgeon. and there will be more gifts like this to come. i'm andrea fujii. that story coming up on eyewitness news.
i'm happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important, complicated issue. i certainly hope that my star power can bump this hearing all the way up to c-span 1. colbert before congress. the comedian with a message to lawmakers. but is it real or a joke? >> this is mark viviano. the ravens are hungry for some home cooking. we'll get ready for the first home game sunday. and in baseball, an unexpected surge in home runs leads to suspicions about steroid use. we'll hear there the player in question when eyewitness news continues. ,,,,,,,, [ ehrlich ] annapolis --
if they have their way, we're facing a mountain of debt and a massive tax increase. employers will continue to leave our state, taking their jobs with them. the next four years will impact the next decade, so we've put together a road map to 2020. a plan that brings jobs back to maryland by reducing spending and lowering taxes. let's make the maryland we love not just good, but great. now let's get down to work.
it is just before 6:30. 92 degrees and mainly clear. hierdz some of the stories people are talking about tonight. comedian steven colbert takes his blow-hard act to congress but has a real message on a serious subject. illegal, or migrant workers in the u.s. illegally. as joel brown reports, colbert spent a day working on a farm
and told congress how hard it really is. >> the hearing room was so packed, it was clear something big was up. >> i haven't seen this many comments in a while. >> they came to cover just one of the four witnesses to testify. >> television comedian steven colbert appeared before the house panel, looking into undocumented workers on american farms. colbert had spent a day working on an upstate new york farm for his show. >> please don't make me do this again. it is really really hard. >> the comedian spent almost as much time in the field as he did working in the field. tune how much they were paid in the field?
>> i don't know. i didn't do good enough job to get paid. i was asked to leave. >> he stayed in his role. but one lawmaker got him to break character by asking him his true motivation. >> why are you interested in this issue? >> i like talking to people who don't have any power. >> activists and liberals hope colbert's trip to washington help their push for immigration reform. but some republicans thought it was a publicity stunt for democrats and the comedians. during the hearing, the chairwoman noted that the last time they held a hearing, no news crews selected to cover it. president obama has a harsh message for the president of iran. mary is live in the newsroom with details.
>> they said the u.s. was responsible for the september 11th attacks in a bid to aid israel and jump-start the u.s. economy. today, president obama fired back, saying those remarks are offensive and hateful. he also says it's inexcusable to make such statements just north of ground zero, where families lost loved ones. they insist, ahmadinejad doesn't serve the people in iran. >> shows the difference how the iranian leadership and this regime operate. and i think the vast majority of iranian people, who are respectful and thought of -- thoughtful, think about these issues. >> the president of iran is challenging the united nations to set up the attack. >> during the remarks yesterday, the u.s. delegation
at the united nations walked out in protest. back to jail, no bail. a california judge ruled actress lindsay lohan violated her probation. the judge wanted her to pay for her mistakes. she entered the courthouse in srbl hollywood style. lindsay lohan did not speak or cry during a brief court appearance. then she was led away in handcuffs to begin processing for her new look, one she's worn before, jailhouse orange. shiefers going to go through the same physical and mental evaluation. she'll be housed in what we call a keep-away because of the celebrity status she has. >> reporter: lohan is back behind bars, after failing a mandatory drug test, required after her mandatory probation
on her 2007 drug and dui arrest. legal analysts believe judge fox was sending lohan a message. wake up. this was your last chance. get sober and fix your life. that's why he didn't allow her bail. >> no bail means she won't be released early like last time because of jail overcrowding. while lohan had aadmitted her mistake on twitter, it appeared to surprise everyone. >> i don't think anyone in the courtroom expected the judge to remand her to court. >> her mom dena was in court. as was her father, michael. >> 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 in the movie based on
the life of lind lalovelace will likely have to be put on hold. police are looking for four suspects behind a brazen home invasion and shooting. happened last night in glen burnie. police say the suspects one with a handgun, forced the man into his home. the woman was shot but is in stable condition in shock trauma. anyone with information should call police. also, police are looking for the man who held up a bank yesterday just before noon at millersville. take a look at the surveillance video of the suspect. it happened on the highway. suspect about 30 years old, has brown hair and a mustache. time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in the baltimore sun. how maryland drivers and electronics stores are preparing for a law, prohibiting the use of handheld phones while driving. how to decorate your house for the fall. and a roundup of all of the
area's high school football action. for these stories and a lot more, read tomorrow's baltimore sun. and remember, you can look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. getting children to drop the video games and focus on books. that's the goal of the ben carson reading project. the charity opened its 50th reading room today. and in the school watch report, andrea fujii explains, there are more reading rooms to come. a grand celebration for the grand opening. at jacksonville elementary. >> they took this room and presented it to make it look really nice. and take children to learn a little more. >> candy carson, wife of the
world-renowned johns hopkins pediatric research, dr. john carson, helped build 50 reading rooms around the country. it helps the kids develop themselves, to be the best they can be. >> reporter: with a 10,000 donation from proctor and gamble. this is the 38th reading room in maryland. >> this is unique. it's the only one with a separate, read-aloud room. reading was fundamental for dr. carson's fundamental achievement. >> he was at the bottom of his class. and his mom started a small reading program. >> reporter: and they hope for the same success for these students. >> i think i'm really going to enjoy it. i'd really like to thank them. >> reporter: getting a book in every student's hands, one child at a time. andrea fujii, wjz eyewitness news. the ben carson reading project hopes to get a reading room in every school in the country. cool. >> it is cool. he is forever doing good. still to come on wjz's eyewitness news. underwater.
furious flooding across parts of the midwest. is the worst over. air show for a plane crash. what happened to the pilot. i'm bob turk. first warning weather center. cooling down a lot this weekend. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. and wjz 13 is always on. here are the top stories on wjz.com at this hour. for updates and all the day's news, and the updated forecast, log onto wjz.com. ,, tax on everything you buy? ,, that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan.
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a light plane crashed to the ground and caught fire today. only the pilot was on board. he was rushed to the hospital and is in critical condition. the show was suspended after the crash. a young schoolteacher in belgium is on trial today, accused of a love triangle murder. police say the suspect and the victim were all date being the same man. the victim's parachute failed, dropping her 13,000 feet to her death. police believe the teacher cut the woman's parachute. she was arrested after attempting to commit suicide during the investigation. two more police officers in
texas are fired after a controversial suspect beating is caught on tape. this brings the number of officers kicked off the dallas police force to three. the beatings caught on tape, took place after a chase this summer. the department claims the officers used unnecessary force. and one officer each went so far as to reposition the dash camera so it would not show the beating. all three are facing felony charges. a bizarre robbery ends peacefully. robbers used the employee to gain access to the bank before it opened. police believe he used something to distract the employee while he went in. the teller and father are all right. inches of rain have caused rivers to rivers to their banks. school systems have been shut down. and hundreds of homes have been damaged. more rain is expected this weekend. and katie couric has a preview of what's coming up
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cbs, the centers of a tight- knit police officer. tom sellick, his mustache and others have returned to the small screen to keep the mean streets of the big apple safe. don scott has a preview. >> reporter: new york city has a starring role in the new cbs drama, blue bloods, where justice runs in the family. >> congratulations to your families, your friends. and congratulations to you, our new new york city police officer. ♪ [ music ] >> big generations of the reagan family dedicate their lives to the nypd. tom sellick leads the police commission.
fathering in his father's footsteps as chief. >> how are you supposed to find anybody in this mess? >> chief reagan's father keeps her honest. >> i have 25 papers on my desk, a divorce paper that my ex won't sign and my brother thinks i'm miss goody two shoes. doesn't he know i would shoot this guy myself? >> get off my case. >> i'm be -- i'll be getting off your case. i'll have tro accuse -- to recuse myself if this goes to trial. but that's a pretty big "if," isn't it? >> i did my homework on the ribbons. and right at the top is this wtc. that means first responders. it is a thrill to be able to play one.
>> law careers are rare. and i feel grateful to be around. and people want to see me. >> sellick's popularity and the intense drama of the family business, to keep fans coming back to blue bloods. >> are you keeping tabs on me? >> i got a vested interest. >> don't miss the series premiere of the new police show, blue bloods, tonight at 10:00, only on wjz 13. and just in time for the weekend. cooler weather moving this way. a live look outside right now. it should be a pleasant weekend. what about the start of next week. bob turk in the first warning weather center, updating the five-day forecast. also has a closer look at what we can expect tomorrow. finally, football weather headed this way. sunday. tomorrow, not nearly as hot as today. it's going to get cooler and dry throughout the entire afternoon. may get to the low to mid-80s before it starts cools down. -- cooling down. and by tomorrow night, we're in
the 50s again. and sunday, 70s for a high. that's it. 70 for a pretty good chance of rain. monday, additional showers possible on tuesday and wednesday. but temperatures, basically, not too far from normal. in the 70s, with nighttime lows back in the 50s. denise? >> thank you, bob. still to come on eyewitness news tonight. who is more excited about the ravens' home opener? the players or the fans? >> mark has the latest coming up next in sports. ,, today is the day i double down. [ male announcer ] the kfc double down. double meat, double cheese, double bacon. double awesome. get yours today. so good.
they feed off a lot of energy. it's one of the things that we gotta kind of watch out for. >> one thing i want to urge our crowd to do. we're back home for the first time in quite a while. when they're on offense, we need it to be loud. and we need it to be especially loud when they see number 16 at quarterback. >> number 16 is josh chris. he is an all-purpose player who will sometimes wind up in the back field. if you're not at the stadium making noise, you can cheer from your cell phone. we'll bring the game to you. see the ravens and browns here on wjz, coverage comes your way sunday, at 1:00. the ravens are home and the o's are on the road. they played three in boston. they've moved on to toronto to start a three-game series with the blue jays. o's will face a new and unlikely member of the 50 home run club. jose batista reached that with this yesterday. batista's previous high is 16
in this day of steroid susspigz. -- 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 the history of what happened in the past. those days are gone. >> of batista's 50 homers this season. six of them have come against the orioles. we broke into the big leagues in baltimore in 2004. chris tillman gets the start. he has not served up a home run. the o's have lost the last 11 games. jays are going with lefty starter. he's a maryland native. and he's unbeaten against baltimore. we'll get this started. you can see it on masn 2. in basketball, trade rumors continue to swirl around baltimore's carmelo anthony. espn working on a deal that they are sending to the new jersey nets in a trade that would involve four teams. anthony is denver's best player.
the team is working to move him because they haven't been able to get anthony to sign a long- term contract. >> nascar boys have rolled into our area. we head to dover speedway in delaware. jimmie johnson. he quashed a top qualifying run this afternoon. the four-time cup champion turned a lap on 150 miles an hour. he has five career victories on the track. johnson is sixth. points leader denny hamlin qualifies fourth today. the race alt dover -- at dover is sunday afternoon. that and a little football. a little baseball. good time to be a sports fan. >> thank you, mark. be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
don't miss the cbs primetime lineup at 10:00. premiere of the blue bloods show. with tom sellick. that's it for us tonight. we'll be back at 11:00. i'm vic carter. >> and for bob and mark, i'm denise koch. thanks for watching wjz. there's much more ahead on the cbs evening news with katie couric. including danger in a bottle. why the dea wants you
>> couric: tonight, president obama fires back at the president of iran for suggesting the u.s. government was behind 9/11. >> for them to make a statement like that was inexcusable. >> couric: i'm katie couric. also tonight, land of lakes. flooding in the upper midwest forces hundreds out of their homes. a bizarre bank robbery in florida. thieves turn a teller into what appeared to be a human bomb. and colbert tries to develop a rapport with congress. >> i'm not a fan of the government doing anything, but i've got to ask, why isn't the government doing anything? captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the gathering of world leaders at the united nations here in new york this week has not done much to improve relations between the united states and iran. in fact,