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>> penn state payout. the university agrees to $60 million in damages for the victims that former football coach jerry sandusky. >> tonight the number of victims doubles as sandusky maintains he's innocent. >> hello, everybody. >> penn state will pay tens of millions of dollars to two dozen young men who say they were molested as boys by assistant football coach jerry sandusky. wjz is live. meghan mccorkell has more and what's next for the university. meghan? >> reporter: dennis, penn state will pay $57.7 million to 26 men who claim they were abused
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as children by jerry sandusky. penn state university agrees to a multimillion dollar settlement with more than two dozen men who say they were victims of jerry sandusky. in june, the former assistant football coach was convicted of sexually abusing ten victims on school property. in an interview with 60 minute sports, prosecutors admit there are many more. >> there are dozens more. >> yeah. >> dozens. >> dozens more. >> yep. >> reporter: attorney mike casey represents seven of the alleged victims who settled with the school. >> they are pleased to now put it behind them, but it's a remarkable achievement by cor ray justice young -- courageous young man. >> reporter: the scandal cost joe paterno his job and three former university officials have all been indicted for their roles in covering up sandusky's abuse. >> it was a lose, lose, lose situation for penn state. >> reporter: legal expert professor says the settlements are fair and the safest move for both sides. >> the cost to litigate this
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and the negative publicity that would be drawn out over a long period of time, frankly this makes the most sense for everyone. >> reporter: the president of the university released a statement calling the settlements a step forward in the healing process. rodney erickson says, we cannot undo what has been done, but we can and must do everything possible to learn from this and ensure it never happens again at penn state. and a liability insurance policies are expected to cover the settlements. university officials say studentuition money will not be used. reporting live, meghan mccorkell, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you, meghan. since his conviction, jerry sandusky has maintained his innocence. he has appealed his guilty verdict. a maryland man is charged with selling drugs on the massive online black market silk road. jacob george, iv is charged
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with selling heroin and other drugs over the site. the feds shut down silk road earlier this month. they say buyers and sellers traded more than $1 billion in illegal narcotics on that site. a grammy-winning pop star appears in court. chris brown is charged with beating a maryland man outside a hotel. it's not his first violent attack. rochelle richie was in the courtroom for brown's arraignment tonight and has details on the charges. >> reporter: that's right, vic, it seems trouble finds chris brown wherever he does. a felony charge was reduced to a misdemeanor simple assault for he and his bodyguard. both men entered a not guilty plea. ♪ turn up the music, because the song just came on ♪ turn up the music if you can't turn it down ♪ >> reporter: he's a grammy- award winner who has topped the charts across the country as a pop sensation. but monday chris brown found himself off the stage and in front of a judge after being
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charged with simple assault in d.c. chris brown's troubles started here at hotel washington just a few yards from the white house. according to police reports, he punched a man in the face after he tried to take a picture with him. brown guarded by law enforcement and bodyguards raises a peace sign to the crowd as he left the courtroom leaving his attorney to do all the talking. >> christopher brown committed no crime. we understand that his security acted to protect mr. brown and mr. brown's property as he is authorized to do under district of columbia law. >> reporter: brown's music career has soared over the last few years, but his behavior outside of the studio has some fans questioning if he's really learned his lesson from the violent past. brown is still on probation for domestic violence case in which he reportedly beat up his ex- girlfriend, pop star rihanna. >> you don't have to always react to everything. >> reporter: brown entered a not guilty plea in the d.c. assault. the allege victim in the case
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is from beltsville. the police report says he suffered broken bones in the nasal area. brown is due back in d.c. for a second court appearance on november 25th. we're live tonight, i'm rochelle richie, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you. the judge also ordered brown to undergo drug treatment and report to his probation officer in l.a. dr. conrad murray, the man convicted in the death of michael jackson is a free man tonight. he was released after midnight after serving half of his four- year sentence. he was jackson's personal doctor and was sentenced in 2011 for giving the fatal dose of pro poe fall. he was released early for good bow haver. super storm sandy recovery efforts continue. sandy swallowed the boardwalk and its iconic roller coaster. countless homes and businesses were destroyed, some without electricity for months. jessica kartalija is at the waterfront with a look at the
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recovery here in maryland. >> reporter: the first anniversary of sandy. >> this is the highest i've seen the tide up in my lifetime. >> we went down here about half an hour ago. we had to turn around. >> reporter: the super storm hit the state with record- breaking winds, rain and snow. >> they are very worried about here is the storm surge, they're worried about water, flooding. >> reporter: 11 marylanders killed with some 47 million dollars in damage. >> we've provided homes and we've rebuilt homes for people. >> reporter: one year later, $19 million is going to maryland towns hit the hardest. >> the money will be coming from the federal government and coming to the lower shore. the money will be distributed on the basis of need. >> reporter: the money goes toward the reconstruction of homes, businesses and their economy. >> it was devastating. the entire town was flooded and when i say the entire town, i mean the entire town,
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everything was flooded. >> reporter: in coffins floated out of graves, the town dock swept away. >> that's where our bay commerce comes through every day. >> reporter: now, they're still rebuilding. >> we know the ocean city pier has taken quite a beating as well. >> reporter: still plenty of work to be done. more than 200 maryland moments are still in need of repair. >> if we could get the help we need to start rebuilding. >> reporter: with the latest, the senator received a total of $47 million in federal aid. in feels point, i'm -- fells point, i'm jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news. 70 families are still on a waiting list to have their homes rebuilt by a faith-based relief group. three men behind bars charged with a murder at a hotel. a suspect held up a pregnant hotel clerk and demanded money in oxen hill. the restaurant owner, jesse
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chavez, was then confronted the suspected and was shot several times. chavez died at the scene. police say the three men arrested are facing first and second degree murder charges. three local families are heartbroken tonight as new details emerge about a murder/suicide in anne arundel county. one of the victims a decorated baltimore firefighter is being called a hero even in the last minutes of his life. derek valcourt has more. >> reporter: at the engine 14 firehouse in southwest baltimore the doors are draped with black bunting, a tribute to 27-year-old firefighter andrew hoffman. hoffman and his new girlfriend, 26-year-old marie hartman were gunned down inside his glen burnie home around 1:30 in the morning sunday. hartman's younger sister escaped out a window. the killer was hartman's ex- boyfriend, baltimore police officer christopher lee robinson who took his own life after the shooting. hartman, the mother of a 6-year- old, leaves behind a devastated family.
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>> we just want answers. we want to know why this happened. >> reporter: hoffman's death hits especially hard for the city fire department where he's been hailed as a hero, recognized for his quick action earlier this summer in helping save this 3-year-old boy who wandered away from home. he was heroic even in his final minutes. >> the night he was killed, he did all he could to protect his girlfriend and her sister, who survived the terrible ordeal. >> reporter: wjz was there as his uncle collected some items from andrew's home needed for funeral arrangements. his father released a written statement on behalf of his family saying our hearts are absolutely broken over the loss of our son, brother, grandson and uncle. it's hard to imagine going forward without him, but we know andy died a hero. that is the way he lived his life and we couldn't be prouder of him. family members still wjz the funeral services are being set for saturday. firefighters plan to be part of that service to pay tribute to their fallen friend. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news.
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university police tell wjz their thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by the tragedy. more problems for a contractor operating local speed cameras, forcing them to void 1,400 tickets in baltimore county. last february the county claims so xerox failed to recalibrate a dozen cameras. an investigation by our media partner, the baltimore sun, shows the cameras were taken out of commission. the drivers were never alerted. xerox paid the county more than $57,000 in compensation. players joined fans in getting into the halloween spirit tonight. there is michael orr and author jones posing with dressed up fans. orr is dressed as the most interesting man in the world from the commercials. people came out for the 14th annual goodwill gridiron halloween party and dave anbusters. the scarecrow and dorothy from
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the wizard of oz. >> they could have just gone as really big ravens players, too. that's a costume. >> for other people maybe. coming up, deadly weather in britain. they're calling it stormegaddon. the widespread problems it's causing. a shocking scene captured on dashcam. the united states accused of spying on its own allies, did the government go too far? the new outrage from world leaders. some warmer temps to ended month of october. i'm bob turk, i'll have your complete first warning forecastcoming up next. ,,,,,,,,
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>> partly cloudy, 43 degrees in central maryland. in great britain they're calling it stormageddon. it's their worst storm in decades. one teenager was swept away and lost at sea. at least two other deaths are being attributed to the storm. the 100 miles an hour winds took down a construction crane in london. more than a quarter of a million people are now without power. a carnival ride operator is facing assault charges after a scare at the north carolina
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state fair. tim tutterow made his first court appearance. he's being held on $225,000 bond. he intentionally tampered with the ride to bypass critical safety features. five people were thrown from the ride called vortex while trying to get off. three of them remain in the hospital with serious injuries. prosecutors say the he investigation is ongoing and there is a possibility of more charges and arrests. anger is growing among the united states allies in europe. they want president obama to stop the u.s. from spying on its leaders, including the chancellor of germany's cell phone calls. wjz is live. meghan mccorkell with more on the controversial surveillance program. >> reporter: u.s. officials got an ear full from representatives in washington today who think spying on their country's leaders is criminal. a delegation of european diplomates arrived on capitol hill hoping to limit u.s. spying on their leaders. >> i think we have to make a
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clear distinction between fighting terrorism together but not spying on friends. >> reporter: edward snowden leaked documents revealing the u.s. tapped german chancellor's cell phone and eavesdropped on more than 60 million private conversations in spain in just one month. >> we have the feeling that your closest allies are spying on you, that's difficult to such an ally in an open way anymore. >> we care about our privacy and mass surveillance is something we are very disturbed by. >> reporter: february steered clear of the controversy as he helped swear in his new fbi director but the white house says u.s. intelligence gathering is under review. former state department analyst says the u.s. won't stop the program because in the post 9/11 world, the information is too valuable. >> this makes us safer. less surveillance means more successful attacks. >> reporter: the white house hopes to complete its surveillance review by the end of the year. and leaks from snowden reveal
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the nsa listened to the conversations of 35 foreign leaders in all. reporting live, meghan mccorkell, wjz eyewitness news. >> meghan, thank you. right now washington is trying to negotiate a major trade deal with the european union but the spying controversy isn't resolved, it could impact that deal. country singer jason aldean is involved in a tragic accident as his tour bus strikes and kills a pedestrian in indiana. police say a man walked in front of the bus as it was traveling down the highway around 1:00 in the morning. the grammy-award winner was on the bus at the time and expressed his condolences online. charges are not expected to be filed against the bus driver. dramatic dashcam video shows how a pennsylvania state trooper saved the life of a fellow officer. timothy crashes into the truck of murder suspect jeffery michael. michael was about to turn his gun on trooper kevin campbell. instead, he fires eight shots
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into strohmyers vehicle. his bulletproof vest saves his life and he shot and killed the suspect. he earned an international medal of honor. pumpkins everywhere at this special halloween house in west virginia. take a look as over 3,000 carved pumpkins decorate the home of rick griffin. he is the mayor of kenova and for 21 years he has turned his home into a halloween spectacle. he doesn't carve all the pumpkins himself. a large group of volunteers help to scoop them out and create all those designs. >> that's how to get re-elected there. make a house like that. >> it's beautiful. >> three weeks you're going to smell that here in maryland. >> that's right. >> these pumpkins get rotten, you know, eventually. >> bob. >> and that wind will carry them over the mountains. just kidding, folks. 4 3 degrees now. still clouds out there. no winds though, that's the
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good news. 89% humidity. denise says it's really humid out. yes, it is. barometer 30. it's not like summer humidity, because you really don't feel it, but you probably have a lot of dew on your car when you head out tonight. in some areas, a little colder, maybe a little scattered frost again. the barometer is rising 3030 right now. 38 in oakland. 51, d.c. 47 ocean city. locally temperatures in the low to mid to upper 40s. the airport just above freezing. 63, 41 the averages this time of year. the record is 87. and 27 the record low. right now just about everyone having little to no wind. tomorrow the winds go north/northeast and eventually east by the afternoon and pick up a little bit. a weak front is going through the area with somewhat cooler air tomorrow. speaking of cooler, out to the west/northwest, 16 degrees no
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winnipeg, manitoba. this really cold air snowing in montana, way combing, northern sections -- wyoming, northern sections of colorado. this afternoon kansas city was close to 70. guess what, we will probably get that warm by halloween of all days. there is the snow out west. here in the east, not a whole lot going on, a little bit of cloudiness across southern virginia with a sprinkle or two. this front going through the area, no noticeable effect except temperatures tomorrow 4 or 5 degrees colder. then it warms up again for thursday and friday, but thursday night and friday, chance of some showers moving back into the region. unfortunately, just in time for halloween. we could see showers. east winds 10 to 15 on the bay. overnight tonight, down around the upper 30s, not as cool as last night. tomorrow back up to 60, pleasant but cooler than today. the next five days, 70 on wednesday. 72 on halloween.
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maybe some showers. hopefully late at night into friday morning. then it clears out. cooling down for saturday, chilly again by sunday of next week. >> thank you, bob. coming up, the ravens get back to work after the by week. >> that means another roster ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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all right, time to start practicing. mark is here with the wjz fan sports report. >> almost midway through the season, always changing the look of this team for sure. add another name to the ravens ever changing roster. running back bernard scott signs on. in fact, he joined the team for practice today in owens mills as the ravens get back to work after their bye week. you may remember bernard scott for his four seasons with the cincinnati bengals, but it's been more than a year since he last played in a game. he suffered a knee injury early last season and was eventually
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let go by the bengals. the ravens say they're glad to bring him aboard. >> we played him in cincinnati. he's got all those skills, as far as he's a perimeter runner. not that he won't run between the tackles, he will, but he's a speed guy on the perimeter, a pass catcher out of the back field. has done a pretty good job of pass protection as well. he's a threat, a dangerous guy. he's a guy that can take it the distance at any time. so we saw him practice today. looked good. had a good start andwe'll see bring it goes. >> bernard scott could be needed as soon as this weekend because the running back bernard pierce suffered an injury. the ravens will wait and see when and how scott is used, harbaugh says. maybe as soon as this sunday when the ravens play at cleveland, a game you can see here on wjz. the ravens won 11 straight against the browns, going for the even dozen this weekend. the bad news browns get more bad news in terms of another injury to a key player. return specialist travis benjamin out for the rest of the season after he suffered a torn ligament in his right
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knee. it happened on that play in cleveland's loss to kansas city yesterday. he's the third brown player lost this season to a knee ligament tear. tuesday could be a golden day for the orioles. the winners of the golden glove will be announced at 8:00 p.m. pitching is the key to the world series tonight. lester starts game five for the red sox in st. louis and throws 7-plus innings. seven strikeouts. he allowed just one cardinal run. game tied in the 7th inning. there's a double. the go ahead run scores and that holds up in a 3-1 red sox win. they take a 3-2 lead in the series. game six coming up on wednesday. bummer, o's fans say. we don't like the red sox. >> i like ,,,,
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