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on the fears that were thankfully unfounded, kelly. >> firefighters were here for several hours pulling the bricks by hand out of the rubble to make sure that no one was caught underneath. >> firefighters are sorting through piles of wood and brick to verify that a woman is not trapped underneath. a two story building collapsed around 3:30 monday afternoon in west baltimore. >> i saw the debris falling down the building and then i heard a loud boom. >> reporter: a woman had been walking near the building when it tumbled. that's why firefighters are still searching taking precaution. >> we inserted a camera into the higher piles of debris to determine whether there is any life there, that was negative. to confirm in fact, we are manually going through the debris. >> reporter: and you can see
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from sky high chopper 13, i believe the firefighters are still here on scene but they are now putting the trucks and engines back into service now. but they have determined that no one has been trapped inside this building collapse. the pio chief cartwright tells me the owner of the billing is on-site. and building inspectors are checking the collapsed site to make sure everything else is secure. kelly mcpherson, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you very much kelly. >> at this hour, flood watch is in effect for much of the region. a live look outside. at one point this afternoon there were even tornado warnings for a few areas. updating the watches and warnings for us is bob turk. >> we do have heavy rain in portions of the region. take a look at radar, around washington county and western fredrick county, it continues
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to rain out there from hancock to fredrick. they've had heavy rain in the last hour. south of the baltimore metro area and south washington from east to cambridge and across southern portions of the western shore just a few light sprinkles and showers showing up right now. but i think we do have a possibility of heavy rain later on tonight. because of that there are watches and advisories in effect. bernadette woods is live to look at the region for tonight. >> bob was describing with all of the heavy rain. with all the heavy rain we did have flood flash warnings in effect for a lot of the area. we could see more warnings posted as we head through the morning hours into tomorrow morning. coastal flood warnings in
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effect for all of the towns and the cities. it's tapping into even more offshore, so we're going to see rounds of heavy rain continue on and off. >> thank you very much bernadette and bob. check on the latest weather any time, go to and tonight police are looking for is the suspect responsible for the stabbing at sky high mall. the victim a man in his 20s was stabbed isn't the back while he left the mall. police are looking at security camera footage to identify the suspect. we don't have word on the
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victim's condition tonight. it's the controversial law. >> reporter: a short time ago a heartford county judge ruled that a motorcyclist was in his right to record his conversation with a state trooper. a judge tossed all the charges, leaving only speeding and other driving violations. the judge ruled that a police officer in a traffic stop has no expectation of privacy, vick. gambling on slots, maryland's first slots parlor is open bringing much needed revenue into the state. wjz is live in perryville, derek valcourt has more. >> reporter: day one is business is really booming here. i can tell you that right now it is packed in there and as the day progresses, more people
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are showing up here hoping to hit the jackpot. >> they came early, they came in numbers. they came with cash. >> i'm here to try my luck. >> i'm here to look at it and see what it's all about. >> i came to get the money. >> reporter: opening day drew thousands of gambling to put their money on maryland's new slots parlor, a 75,000 casino that finished a state run this weekend. >> a buffet, a bar and 1,500 gaming machines like classics with u-pin and new favorites like sex in the city. >> it's nice, looks good, we were here a few times before the roads were in. >> reporter: it took maryland a year of debate to generate a
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facility like this. they've already hired 350 mull time jobs and they're betting they'll draw customers away from casinos in near by states like pennsylvania and delaware. so far it appears that's a safe bet. >> we go to hollywood casino in pennsylvania and we love it and we also go to dover. and we wanted to be here at the opening. >> it's close to home. finally got them in maryland now we can take my money to delaware. >> how did you make out today? win, lose, draw? >> i lost a little bit but i had a good time. >> reporter: so the official grand opening still set for thursday morning. meanwhile some of these machines in here are hitting big. one person won $5,000 after the place had just been opened for only 20 minutes, then late this evening we're hearing someone from white marsh hit a sopranos machine for $10,000. i'm thinking that person is
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pretty lucky. i'm thinking me, not so much. we're live in perryville, derek valcorut. >> the casino opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 2:00 a.m. maryland's largest airport could soon become a power player because of a merger. southwest airlines is planning to buy air tran. wjz is live, adam may is live with more. >> reporter: it could be a mixed impact. the ceo of southwest airlines says it could lead to reduced fairs. but some economists say it could be the opposite and it could cost marylanders jobs. >> reporter: the biggest airline serving vwi thurgood marshall announces a second large merger. >> it's a merger, i don't know how it'll affect me. >> i always try to fly
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southwest. >> i love it the way it is. >> reporter: gary kelly says the new airline will serve 150 million customers. >> customers will benefit as we bring great fares and better customer service. >> reporter: air tran flies to 22 cities, nine of those destinations are the same as southwest. that means less options to indianapolis, jacksonville, los angeles, milwaukee, new orleans, orlando, san antonio, seattle and tampa. >> you have fewer competitors, the tendency is that i'm going to raise taxes because i can. >> economists morris segore predicts more major mergers because of the economy. >> you don't do these mergers and everybody keeps their job.
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you do these mergers and two plus plus two equals five. >> reporter: now the deal still needs approval. if it goes through, the new southwest airlines will begin operations in 2012. adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> i flew back into town today on one of those airlines and it was the talk of the plane. >> definitely here at the airport too. >> it's too early to say if the acquisition will mean airport remodeling. the ravens came home with a victory against the cleveland browns. mark viviano is live with the reaction. >> reporter: there are battle scars. we got late word that ray rice has been diagnosed with a knee contusion. the injury could be bad enough that he may not play against
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the steelers in six days. it remains to be seen. as for the game yesterday, it is far from perfect. but the ravens are lucky to score a victory at home. >> reporter: raven fans came out hoping to see a redemption and a better game from flacco, the fans got both. >> the emergency energy from the crowd is unbelievable. to be part of it is unbelievable. it's second to none. to have go out and have a performance like that, feels good. >> he was the one in those plays. they worked out the way we drew them up. that's why he ended up getting those touchdown passes. it's a win 24-17 over the
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browns. >> y'all have to remember they are professionals too. they watch film too. they had a good day. >> beating the browns was expected, now a tougher task. the ravens go on the road to face the undefeated steelers, and with the wjz fan cam we asked you what did the ravens need to do to win in pittsburgh. >> i'm hoping, i'm being optimistic that they're going to win by three points. >> i think we need to run the ball. at least get 100 yards on the ground and make joe flacco make good decisions. >> you can't cook without rice. you are getting rice started early. you get those line men down, you'll be fine. >> sounds like a good plan. it's uncertain if rice will be able to play without rice. >> i see that on a t-shirt. can't cook without rice. the ravens are back on the road
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again against another divisional aopponent. watch the ravens take on the steelers. the game will be immediately followed by our postgame show. then it's marty and the bulldog live in the field house in canton. a big day of football sunday live right here on wjz13. still to come here on wjz eyewitness news13, ready for the worse. >> heads down, stay down, heads down. incredible video of terrified passengers as a plane with mechanical problems prepares for an emergency landing. see what happened. promising news when it comes to cardiovascular health of african americans in baltimore. that's coming up. a shocking racist attack. o.
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today these factories are full of dot com businesses. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence pioneering new cyber security jobs and giving an old gm plant a jump start building electric motors. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you.
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[ man ] martin o'malley -- taking on bg&e to stop the rate hikes. [ female announcer ] never happened -- your bill went up 72%. and o'malley gave the bureaucrat who approved the rate hike a huge raise. now martin o'malley promises we're moving forward. the fact of the matter is our economy is doing much better now. [ female announcer ] really? nearly 7,000 marylanders lost their jobs last month.
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four years ago, martin o'malley misled us. now he's just making stuff up. bob ehrlich. we can do better. three people are recovering in shock trauma tonight after a three car accident that could have been the cause of slick roads. two box trucks were involved in the crash. two people were ejected in the collision. two had life threatening injuries. the road now has been reopened. an elderly man savagely beaten in a racially motivate attack. tonight, lockner is sentenced to more than three decades behind prison. weijia jiang has more on what was said at sentencing. >> reporter: a judge sentenced lockner for committing a hate
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crime against james pervot. lockner pled guilty to beating pervot. in a taped statement he told police it wouldn't have happened if the victim were a white man. >> he said the voice came from behind and had a bat and was banging him. knocked him on the the ground, kicked him. took hiskeys and sped off with his truck. >> reporter: lockner's attorney read a statement. he says lockner is haunted by his actions because of his grandfather was beaten. the judge gave lockner an opportunity to talk but he
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refused. an officer testified that while lockner was in the holding area, he put together a concoction of urine and feces and threw it at the officer. a large brush fire is now under control in western maryland. the flames broke out in a wooded area in allegheny county. the gas fire consumed about 20 acres. today's rain should make sure it's out for good. a new approach to teaching african american men about cardiovascular disease is working. jessica cartalia has details on the study out of the university of maryland.
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african american men are four to five times more likely to suffer from high blood pressure. but there's good news when it comes to cardiovascular health. the dean of the university of maryland school of pharmacy says an effort to try to educate african american men about heart disease has worked. >> the most common cause of a heart attack is high blood pressure. >> our mission is to lead the way as far as education, scientific discovery, patient care, and community outreach. >> reporter: a new study found african americans between the ages of 35 and 44 saw nearly twice the prevalence of cardiovascular disease including heart attack and stroke. the stroke rate is 32% higher
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than whites. african americans also developed heart failure at a younger age. >> now it's up to the community, the health professionals, the government, state, local, regional, national level to make this program applicant in the real world. >> jessica cartalia, wjz eyewitness news. doctors say patients from other racial groups can have a reading 70 over 90. time in to talk with bob, we have a little bit of rain here and there. >> heavy rains in some areas. right now it's pretty quiet around here. but that's going to change later on. 74 now, south-southeast winds at six. the humidity way up and the barometer holding steady. we'll take a look at the radar right after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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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... 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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and here's bob with a look at the weather. as we said we have rain here and there and flooding possible in some areas. >> waters on the bay can reach two to 4 feet above normal at time of high tide. we have shower activity to the west of us, so the south of us. the heaviest activity right around washington county. it's been that way for the last several hours, some folks have
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seen one to 1-1/2-inches of rain since 2:00. right over st. mary, a little bit of rain. around the baltimore annapolis area a little bit of light rain. now a little batch here, over to east, as you can see the rest of the area will keep watching as this activity moves from south to north. looks like a wet night tonight. maybe another inch of more rain tonight and because of that, well let's look at temperature spurts. temperatures have been holding generally in the 60s and seven -- 70s. and coastal flood watches. this is due to the winds coming off the ocean.
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and it's going to continue tonight through the day tomorrow. that's why that warning will be in effect all night tonight and tomorrow. so at time of high tide you might see tides running one, two, 2.5 feet above normal. that can cause some flooding there. right along the coastal areas. you know some of those areas downtown annapolis, whatever. eastern sections of baltimore county, you can probably see water coming up pretty far. right now low pressure sitting across northern georgia, south carolina. rain from new york state all the way down to florida and there's still a lot of it down to our south. so we have a lot more rain to go through tonight into tomorrow morning. we'll get into some drier air, the sun will come out in the afternoon and things will be clearing out. by thursday night more rain. rains gusting as high as 25
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knots ends stronger. tonight rain could be heavy at times, only a thunderstorms but not dropping off. tomorrow back to 80 with sunshine in the afternoon. perhaps a thunderstorms early in the morning tomorrow. >> wow, thunderstormses. thank you bob. >> well, more than 3,000 people came out this weekend to support the great prostate cancer challenge 5k. it's all part of wjz's continuing community commitment. it has raised, this prostate challenge run has raised more than $1 million over the last four years. this year $215,000 was raised. 1,900 people ran and walked. well marty wasn't dressed for a run. >> i don't think he was. >> i was glad everybody came out there. still to come, $25 billion industry, advertising for
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cigarettes. gone too soon, a professional maryland player killed. now the conviction for the man behind the wheel. i'm pat warren, coming up, find out why maryland's board of elections is going to court. this is mark viviano, i'll have the latest on ray rice and the ravens defense is feeling a the ravens defense is feeling a bit down ,,,,,,
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i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. the real andy harris. buried in his website - a promise to replace the tax code with a 23% sales tax and eliminate the mortgage interest deduction. a bush tax panel said families would pay $6,000 more a year. a reagan tax advisor calls it a very dumb idea. but that's not his only bad idea. harris was the only senator to vote against expanding the child care tax credit and against the state's cancer treatment program. andy harris' extreme ideas will cost us.
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it is just before 6:30, good evening, thanks for staying with wjz and here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. caught on tape, a landing gear problem forces a delta jet to make an emergency landing at new york's jfk airport. as jessica cartalia explains, passengers were being told to prepare for the worse. >> reporter: a video taped by brandon burke had three deaded words. >> brace for impact. >> reporter: the pilot informed the control tower the landing gear was not working. inside the cabin, 60
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passengers, a few of them sobbing, many praying as a flight attendant urgently repeated this command. >> heads down, stay down, heads down. >> here's the crest position. head down here, and i'm holding the phone over. >> reporter: alejandro alberto was across the aisle closer to the wing where all the trouble was. he used his camera down. >> i could not hit my head up. i saw the sparks and it lit up my whole face. >> reporter: the pilot eased it on to the right wing to slow it down and safely brought it to a stop. the passengers were hurried off the plane. >> nerves. >> reporter: filing past police and especially trained firefighters who were at the ready but not needed. no fire and no injury. >> it could have been bad, and it turned out to be pretty smooth landing. >> every day is a fresh start.
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every day is a new day. >> reporter: jessica cartalia, wjz news. the biggest danger of course was the fuel in the wings could have ignited. he was just 22 years old and starting to fulfill his long life dream when his life was cut short. now there's a verdict in the trial of a man who killed nick adenhart from western maryland. andrew gallo was found guilty of second degree murder. this was the scene in fullerton california last april. gallo was drunk when he slammed into another car. he was killed just hours after his season debut for the los angeles angels. gallo apologized to the families of the victims in court. police are looking for a man who plowed into a bicyclist and then fled the scene. the suspect ran into the rear of a 16-year-old on a bicycle and then took off.
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the vehicle is possibly a maroon vehicle. the 27-year-old victim was treated for nonlife threatening injuries at shock trauma. protecting voter rights. in a lawsuit filed against the maryland state board of elections. political reporter pat warren explains the issue is a timely delivery of absentee ballots to soldiers on active duty. >> this public service announcement advises members of the guard that a new federal law requiring 45 days for delivery and return of election day ballot is running into a snag. there simply isn't enough time. >> for us this year, it's just such a short turn around time, there's only 45 days between the primary and general
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election. and so once the primary ends, you first have to count the provisional ballots, then the local board has to certify the election. today the state board is meeting to certify the election. >> maryland is one of 15 states that has asked the federal government for a waiver. the board of elections has provided ballots for the federal races for the senate and congressional district. >> by sending the ballot, we are in full compliance for the move act. there just wasn't enough time to get that ballot finalized. >> reporter: but a group is suing the state claiming it should provide a full ballot and extended deadline. the national guard has made an effort to make their point.
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>> the maryland attorney's office says it is reviewing the lawsuit and is in the process of determining exactly what the issues are. time mow for a quick look at stories you will find in tomorrow's edition of the baltimore sun. baltimore's tallest buildings gets a new anchor tenant. and find out who's on top in this week's top poll. the organizations says more
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than $25 million in cigarette, alcohol, and prescription drugs are -- and imagine hearing your bones crack and break. that's what's happening to a woman and doctors say they don't have a cure for the disease. >> reporter: she's painfully thin and moves with a stiffness of someone who's neck has been fused to her spine. but laura hines is just grateful to be alive. >> there's moments that, i can't imagine -- what i'm here for. >> reporter: the 29-year-old mother has an incurable rare disease called gorm stout syndrome. >> other wise known as vanishing bone disease.
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it does exactly what it says. my bones just vanishes in my neck and my skull. >> reporter: her symptoms started in her teens. but even on her wedding day, she looked healthy. after the birth of her son, she was so debilitated her neck broke. >> reporter: doctors were going to send her home with a broken neck until a surgeon said he was going to take her case. >> reporter: had you not taken her case, would she deteriorated to her death. >> i think so. her short term future i think cautiously optimistic. >> reporter: but since patients
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only live to her early 40s. >> fascinating. still to come on wjz eyewitness news, chaos at college. why hundreds of students went out of control over the weekend. >> mideast peace process. a moratorium ends, will this also end renewed peace efforts. and first warning weather center, when will we dry out. i'll have the five day warning forecast. wjz13 is always on. here are the top stories on at this hour. for updates on all the day's news and the updated forecast at any time, log on to to help avoid dental problems
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the investigation continues over if seattle water taxi collision. the boat rammed the pier at full speed. one person fell into the water but was rescued right away. a total of 76 people were on board. a place in eugene oregon had to quiet a riot over the
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weekend. the city is home to the university of oregon and the riot took place where many students have apartments. several street signs and apartments were destroyed. it was a long miserable weekend for people trying to clean up after severe flooding in the northwest. parts of minnesota were the worse hit. residents are returning to their homes to see what is salvageable. israeli settlers have resumed construction on the west bank after nearly a yearlong moratorium. but as mergener reports for wjz, there are fears the rebuilding could jeopardize the recently restarted peace talks. >> reporter: israeli settlers cheered. the work began after a 10 month
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ban on construction expired over the weekend. pelestinians have threatened to pull out of newly revived negotiations unless israel extends the ban. but on a visit to paris, the palestinian president said he would not make any hasty decisions and would take a week to weigh his actions. pelestinians approve the building because they believe the land should be part of a future palestinian state. israeli officials are refusing claiming it would damage the president's credibility at home. israel remains committed to the talks. >> ultimately, only through outgoing intense serious negotiations can we hope to build a better future for israelis and pelestinians.
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>> reporter: these are the first direct talks in two years. american diplomats are shuttling between both sides to keep this latest round alive. some 300,000 israelis live in the west bank settlements. katie couric has a what's coming up. >> should your kids spend more time learning? why president obama says the school year needs to be longer. plus the latest airline merger, will it be good or bad for passengers? we'll have that coming up tonight. denise and vic back to you. >> thank you, ka to the best of my recollection e. here are a look at tonight's closing numbers from wall street. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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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... 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,
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we really need a governor on our side. a wet start to the new workweek. a live look outside and a look at how the week is shaping up. first meteorologist bernadette woods has a look at tomorrow. >> we have a couple of
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sprinkles out here right now. and that's how we're going to start the day tomorrow. clouds starting to break up a little bit and the rain coming to an end. by tomorrow evening we're probably going to see a little bit of sunshine around here. there is another storm under way for tomorrow night, here's bob. >> we might see heavy downpours tomorrow into tomorrow morning. 80 by afternoon, partly cloudy skies to cloudy skies sunday. 73, good chance of more showers at least south and east of us. 75, they are finally clearing out and cooling down. 65 a fall like day for the weekend, 65, 44 friday. fall like on sunday as well. >> a behind the scenes look as palin tries to dance her way to
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the top. we're inside daughter bristol's rehearsal back home. >> this is an e exclusive. >> from wasila alaska. >> i know dancing is difficult. i don't know much about it. i know you have to be proper and you're jumping around tonight. so i'm looking forward to get to work on that today. >> the first dance you have three to four weeks and you can really break it down. take your time. but now it kind of becomes a crash course. >> wait, wait. >> reporter: tonight they might have added pressure of bristol's mother sitting at the front row. >> every minute she has she digs in there, she's on the dance floor, she's practicing. these are all foreign steps to her, she's never done anything like this. >> reporter: bristol says her biggest battle is getting over her shyness.
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>> i think i'm getting out of my shell now. >> reporter: lyndsey lohan's busy weekend out of jail. did she behave. plus secrets from the good life. we'll have that and much more later on entertainment tonight. still to come on eyewitness news tonight, a big win for the ravens but there is concern that comes with the celebration. >> mark has the latest coming up in sports. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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well it's one of the biggest rivalries in the nfl. and it's going to happen. >> good thing the ravens won yesterday. >> yes. >> that only adds to the stakes coming up. the battles with pittsburgh known to be bruising. and the ravens are dealing with a significant bruise even before they head the steelers. ray rice diagnosed with a knee contusion. could keep him out of the pittsburgh game. he was treated on the sideline with about 10 minutes remaining after he was pulled down following a short pass that he received from joe flacco. rice would twist his knee. had an mri. news of a bruise is actually welcomed because it's not a
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ligament tear. and how rice recovers this week will tell if he can play. >> there are going to be injuries throughout the course of the season and hopefully we positioned ourselves with good football players to be able to do that. that's proven itself already. how some guys have played. but ray rice is a good player. >> roy has obviously proven himself. proved himself again. leron is going to be able to run the ball. we like our running back situation. >> with or without race rice, the ravens have a date with the steelers on sunday. a classic rivalry, see it right here on wjz. the coverage kicks off at 1:00. after the game, our coverage continues. a full ravens sunday all live right here on wjz13. >> the ravens will run into a steelers team that's
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undefeated. they don't have ben roethlisberger that's suspended. that's not a problem with pittsburgh because they've been winning. part of a 38-13 pittsburgh win over the bucks. meanwhile the defending super bowl champion new orleans saints suffered their first defeat. garrett hartlett missed a kick. so they brought up matt stover as a kicker, they're weighing their options. and buck shorwalter's birds left some opportunities. batista has 52 home runs in the
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season. simon and shorewalter were both ejected. it's the orioles and the tampa bay rays in florida, tonight finally. how about a golf shot worth $11 million. jim furrick needed to do that. he needed to putt it close enough to the hole to give him a chance for par. he stepped up, millions of the dollars on the line he nails it. furick get it is bonus $10 million for the play offs. it's his third win of the year but by far the most valuable. and the wife is going to go do some shopping. >> she's going to get a ,,,,,,,,
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and tonight at 10:00, a new episode of hawaii five-0. >> don't go away, much more >> couric: tonight, the president wants to shorten
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summer-- at least for children. it's one way he says to fix america's broken schools. i'm katie couric. also tonight, wedding bells in the air. southwest and airtran are getting hitched. it could mean lower fairs, but can anything stop those rising fees? five weeks before the midterms, the campaign ads are getting nasty. >> the taliban dan webster, hands off our bodies. >> couric: and everybody in the world has a story. but can steve hartman get him to tell it? captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, each. the future of the country will soon be in their hands but america's school children are not keeping up with the competition from overseas. today president obama said one answer is more school. he wants to extend the school


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