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back in court, three men charged in the death of a
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baltimore child enter their plea. >> what happens now. >> hello, i'm jessica kartalija. >> i'm don scott. >> here is what people are talking about today. it's been more than a year since a 12-year-old boy was shot to death on his front porch in a suspected case of mistaken identity. now the three men charged in the case are entering their pleas in court. wjz is live outside the mitchell courthouse in downtown. mike hellgren has the pleas that were entered a short time ago. >> reporter: good afternoon. an emotional day in court in a case that shattered lives on both sides, the killing of this innocent 12-year-old. the defendants appeared shackled. they said little before the judge. she set a trial date. it will go to a jury the end of august. >> reporter: the three young men charged with the murder of shawn johnson pleaded not guilty. they face at least 25 charges for the shoot out in east baltimore last year that not
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only killed johnson but wounded three others. johnson was an innocent bystander on a porch watching a basketball game. councilwoman mary pat clark was in court for the arraignment of donte robinson, antoine mostly and derek brown. >> there are no wins here. only losses, losses of young lives. >> police and prosecutors used phone records and witness statements to build the case. family members and friends of the defendants were in court but refused to say anything about the case. >> you want to say that again? >> i says kid my -- [ bleep ]. >> reporter: some of those same people were in tears in the courtroom moments before. one of the young men, antwan mostly stole the judge he wanted to raise money to hire his own private attorney and did not want the services of the public defender. she told him it would be unwise to move forward without counsel. he understand the risks and was
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willing to take them. mike hellgren. police recovered 16 shell casings and a weapon at the scene. john leopold is scheduled to stand trial about two months from today. he is accused of misusing his police detail. the judge has decided not to misdemeanor dismiss the charges. the trial will begin september the 4th. a day after two city fire companies shut down permanently due to budget cuts, the mayor proposes a raise for the fire chief. ron matson has the details. >> reporter: it will be presented tomorrow at city hall. she is proposing that the fire chief receive a contract extension as well as incremental salary increases each january through 2018.
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the mayor's office says he deserves the raise. the chief makes about $160,000 a year. jessica, back to you. >> ron, thank you. firefighter union president rick hoffman calls the mayor's request ludicrous. a massachusetts man charged with plotting to fly model planes into the pentagon and u.s. capital plans to plead guilty. he was arrested in september in an undercover sting operation. he will apparently plead guilty to providing material support to terrorists and attempting to blow up federal property. president obama is determined to make taxes a key issue. he is heading to the heartland to make the case that he is the candidate with a plan that will help the middle class. republicans insist his plan will hurt the economy. danielle nottingham has more from capitol hill. >> reporter: president obama is taking his tax cut message to iowa. he is trying to convince voters
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that extending bush era tax cuts for households making less than $250,000 a year is good for the economy. >> let's go ahead and extend tax cuts for 98% of people, make sure their taxes don't go up. >> reporter: the president warned congress he would veto the extension for wealthy americans. >> it would not make sense to give folks like me, mr. romney or mr. buffett another trillion dollars in tax cuts that we don't need then have it come out of the hide of middle class folks. >> reporter: this is setting the tone between the president and republican members of congress. >> the economy is stalled and there is a lessening of confidence each and every day. what does the president do, he doubles down on his own failed policies. >> reporter: republicans want tax cuts extended for all americans and insists the
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president's plan would hurt small businesses. >> how raises taxes on small businessmen and women will help our economy, i don't quite figure out. >> mitt romney called an extension of all the bush era tax cuts a matter of economic freedom. if congress doesn't act, the tax cuts will expire at the ends of the year. in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> in the senate today, republicans are pushing back against a democratic measure that would give tax cuts to companies that hire new workers and invest in new equipment. house republicans are now trying to repeal the president's health care reform law. now the supreme court has upheld it, the house will begin debate on stopping it from being implemented. an idea likely to pass in the house but highly unlikely to pass in the senate where democrats are in the majority and the white house promised to veto the legislation if it makes it that far. a gorgeous summer afternoon in our area.
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let's take a live look outside. a mix of sun and clouds and a bit of a breeze is creating comfortable conditions. how long will it last? >> as long as you want them. >> let's just keep it going. it beats the humidity and the craziness we had last week. >> but that happens every summer. good afternoon, everybody. we have a typical baltimore summer day in progress. take a look at temperatures. 86 on tv hill. the normal is 87. we are right on the number. 86 is eight degrees cooler than this time yesterday. indeed pleasant air is slowly and surely moving to the mid- atlantic. having said that, let's go to first warning doppler radar. i want you to note that i have a line going up the center of the screen. that is the stalled frontal boundary. it is, indeed, stalled. the little movement toward the
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southeast right now is just, you know, not hardly any movement at all. once this thing gets its act together and that high is forced out, then we are living big. a couple of showers right now down over and/or approaching the delmarva. notice a couple of showers up 95 corridor in harford and cecil county. a couple pop up thundershowers but other than that fairly calm weather. the vast majority won't see moisture today at all. i got nothing but good news coming your way. maybe not out of the 70s on friday. check that out. i throw it back to you. >> how about that. three orioles will take the field for the all star game. matt wieters is joined by jim johnson and adam jones who last night sampled a lot of kansas city barbecue during the home
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run derby. prince fielder won with 12 home runs in the final round. speaking of adam jones when he wasn't shoving down that barbecue, he is connected with "the late show" with david letterman to take part in a top ten list of fun facts about the all star game. >> adam jones, ladies and gentlemen. >> players need notes from two different doctors to get out of doing lame top ten. >> sorry. >> jones has been an all star before but last night was the first letterman top 10 list. >> he did pretty well. still to come at noon, a school sedge in france. an armed man takes several people including children hostage. was anybody harmed? >> i will have another country. the winner of the preakness is leaving the u.s. where he is heading now and big money involved. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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partly sunny and 87 in central maryland. the first warning weather forecast is coming up. a stand off at a french school is over. the armed man took hostages including children and one parent this morning at a school complex south of paris. he later released them all uninjured. the suspect surrendered and was arrested. french schools are on summer vacation but are running summer activities. euro zone leaders agreed on a bailout for spanish banks. the 17 countries announced they will spend up to 30 billion euros on the bailout. the euro zone bailed out greece, ireland and portugal. the spanish economy is larger than all of those countries. lawyers for lance armstrong will try to halt the doping case allegations.
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a federalif found guilty he could receive a lifetime ban from cycling and be stripped of his 7 tour defrance victories. i will have another is heading overseas. his owner says the thoroughbred has been sold for $10 million to a horse farm in japan. it was a price not matched by anyone in the u.s. i will have another was retired a day before he was to run at the belmont. now he will have a career at stud at a farm in japan. >> interesting. >> very interesting. still ahead on wjz eyewitness news at noon, right now a sunny tuesday afternoon. will we see storms today? ,,,,,,
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remember 2005 -- 2010 we had comparable temperatures. we had 105 degrees at one point during that run. >> i remember. i was pregnant. eight months pregnant. >> tell us your highlight of that one. >> my thighs were on fire. all right. enough. >> that was the highlight. >> let me tell you, i remember that heat wave. >> that was the highlight. >> how many people vote we take a look at the current conditions. 86 degrees. 86 on tv hill. 40% humidity. east-northeast breeze at 8, barely moving. barometer is 30.03. look at the temperature and dew point. the further that spread the more comfortable it will be and conditions are even going to become more pleasant. 85 hard of hearing gears town. 70 oakland. 84 easton. mid- to upper-80s around the d.c. metro.
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78 on the board in ocean city. mid-80s westminister and bel air. 85 annapolis. high pressure is building in. the stalled frontal boundary will get pushed out of the area. it's a matter of time slowly and surely. through the day we will have shower activity training across the delmarva. can we bring in first warning doppler? every once in a while a pop-up shower around the metro like this cluster. this is nothing severe. moving across the mason dixon line into harford and cecil county. there could be a pop-up shower about any time this day. it's impossible to tell where or when low pressure out of the tennessee valley pushes the boundary to the south. today 88 degrees. a thunderstorm in spots through
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the afternoon. nothing severe. partly cloudy. 68 overnight. tomorrow looking good. still humid but decreasing humidity. mixture of sun and clouds and a high of 88. pleasant five-day forecast. the add libs are flowing like water down the susquehanna. >> still to come -- >> i hate to see what the commercial break is like. >> want to live a little longer, tri-standing up, we will explain in health watch. [ barks ]
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cutting your sitting time could boost your life expectancy. a study finds reducing the amount of time you sit to under three hours a day could add two more years to your life. researchers find watching fewer than two hours of tv may add another year to your life. previous studies linked sedentary life-style to diabetes. researchers in germany and sweden conducted sleep experiments. they find sleep deprivation increased how how often gray
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people got. in addition, staying awake reduced the amount of energy the body used when resting meaning when we are sleep deprived we are burning fewer calories. be sure to check in with wjz eyewitness news at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. back in court the latest on the pleas from three men accused in the death of a young baltimore boy. a teenager jumped from a sky lift. why she did it. join us for these stories and the breaking news today at 4:00 after dr. phil. >> stay with us, a five-day forecast with a day in the 70s is coming up next. >> great. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. we know you look around for the best deals. that's why we give you real big club card deals each week. right now, fresh-picked peaches are just 77 cents a pound. get a super low price on tide. $10.99 for 100 ounces. yoplait yogurt is just 50 cents.
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welcome back. we will revisit jessica's finest experience during the heat wave when she was pregnant. take it away. >> it almost caused a fire with the friction. we were walking around. >> take a look at the five-day. 88 tomorrow. more comfortable than today's 88. 88 thursday, more comfortable. on the number for normals. friday 82. the bulk of the day will be in the 70s. the blistering heat in the afternoon will be 82. 86, a warm front scoots in. 90 sunday. dynamite comfortable. >> tee time forecast. don't miss tonight's prime timeline up. at 10:00 48 hours mystery followed by eyewitness news at 11:00. >> it's getting in here all of a sudden. thank you for watching
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