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baltimore county, so we'll be watching this very closely here. quickly take you over into our five-sweep radar mode, you can see what's going on here. bottom line, if you're in carroll, northern baltimore county, also over toward jarrettsville, belair, scattered thunderstorms, some of these could pack gusty winds in excess of 50 mile-per-hour. we're going to call for skartered storms -- scattered storms for the entire area. much more on how the last hours of summer goes out and fall comes in, there's an unusual twist there. the funeral for a teenager struck and killed by a car drew hundreds of people. >> reporter: kelly, as a popular football player, singer and musician, joey was impressive in life and his funeral was impressive.
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hundreds of hundreds of people turned out at mountain christian church. some of jolie's fellow football players served in an emotional service highlighted by a song joey composed. his grandfather, sherman stevens, a minister from florida addressed the questions that come with the death of someone so young so suddenly. >> questions that the psychiatrist can't answer, questions a psychologist can't answer, questions a medical doctor can't answer, questions that i can't answer. but you know what? i know the answer man. i know the answer book. >> following the service, joey's teammates led a proceed session, including the hearse up a distant hill to the church's
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cemetery where he was buried. hundreds of people followed behind in a proceed session that stretched a quarter of a mile or more and lasted for 20 minutes. jeff hager, abc 2 news. >> thanks, jeff. well the family of a maryland soldier who died in iraq, sergeant john burner the third was waiting for tests for a respiratory illness. john burner junior said his 32-year-old son died two days after visiting a medical fifth in kuwait. he said his son was told he couldn't have a blood test because laboratory equipment had been shipped out as part of the planned redeployment. he said his son was given antibottics an an inhaler. he was told it may be months before he gets the autopsy report. a man charged in the murder of an offduty maryland state trooper outside a prince georges county restaurant.
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another man anthony milton the third also faces murder charges. a detective testified today at a preliminary hearing that milton told authorities that he and williams went to appleby's and williams wait id near a tree and shot williams as he left. a columbia man accused of stabbing his ex-wife to death and setting her apartment on fire is in police custody. police say they arrested 35-year-old vernon white yesterday after he was released from the hospital. wlite is charged with first degree murder and arson in the death of 34-year-old thelma wynn. police say white had been staying with wynn, stabbed her to death, barricaded the front door and set fire to the apartment. white was hurt during the incident and was hospitalized and under police guard. he was denied bail. should a man who beat a dog so severely that the dog died be allowed to work with other animals? the maryland spca says
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no. and they can't understand why a judge sentenced the man to perform community service at the spca shelter. roosevelt leftwich joins us with with more. >> reporter: police say darrell chambers beat a little dog to death after it bit his wife. it would have been a chance to make amends, the spca says he can make amends somewhere else. the dog was beaten badly with a plastic pipe the police report says. police arrested 48-year-old derrick chambers after an anonymous 911 caller said they saw chambers hitting the dog, stuffing in him a plastic bag and throwing him in the struck. they found the dog near death and took it to the shelter where it had to be euthanized. chambers was sentenced toa '50 hours of community service at the maryland spca. >> we would never recommend that a child molester do community service with the boy scouts and
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we should never recommend that a person charged with animal abuse do community service with animals. there's just too much risk of harm. in this case, we believe given the severity of the crime, that this perpetrator should be punished. >> reporter: griffin is a member of the animal abuse task force that was set up to keep an eye on such cases. she said such a sentence is outrageous since no one asked the spca first. >> there is no chance we will have an animal abuser volunteer. it's our job to protect the animals and we have to look out for the animals. >> reporter: she said people who volunteer are here because they love animals. both she and griffin say they can't believe a court and prosecutors would order him to be around animals. the city state's attorney's office said the case was poor and chambers wasn't read his
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miranda rights. when chambers brought the community service idea before the judge, he said yes. >> this was a case where we could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt, and the defense attorney approached the judge and recommended a step. we agreed. the defense attorney indicated that he had been in touch with spca and he would continue to work with them to see that this community service was performed. >> so what happens next? since the spca doesn't want him, burns said it's up to chambers' attorney to figure out a way to petition the court for a new sentence. well, the man who helped uncover watergate and give us intimate accounts of the white house come out with a new book. bob woodward's book takes a hard look at obama's choices.
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here's abc's john hendron. >> the book hit like a bombshell. >> what i think is striking that obama places politics at a pretty high premium in the internal deliberations about iraq. >> reporter: journalist bob woodward's book, "obama's wars" excerpted in the "new york times" and the "washington post" says he pressed top advisors for a withdrawal tate dait in terms and when he didn't get one, he drew one up himself saying he couldn't afford to lose the democratic party's support for the war. >> he promised change, it really isn't all that different from the politics of previous white houses. >> reporter: the book also says richard hol brook said of the surge, it can't work. vice-president biden called hol brook the most ego test cal bastard i've ever met. >> the book will give us some
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insights into how the president has really handled both wars in afghanistan as well as iraq and show how he was led on those two issues. i don't think it's going to distract democratic candidates. >> reporter: woodward reports afghan president has been kgd as manic -- diagnosed as manic depressive. the book isn't even out yet an the white house responded saying it looks the -- make the president look analytical, precise and strategic. a senior administration official tells abc news that larry somers head of the national economic council will leave his white house post after the november elections. the departure after the mid term elections come at the end of the year three of the president's four top economic advisors will be gone.
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budget director peter orzag left his post last summer along with kristina will mer. of the original obama economic group timothy geithner is the only one expected to remain. well, a well known pastor of a mega church is facing allegations of sexual misconduct tonight. all new at 5:30, bishop eddie long is accused of using his power and influence to prey on young man. and it is national child passenger safety week. we got tips on the right way to install and use that booster seat to keep our kids safe. we've all dodged a potholes or two in the plorm area but how much are these neglected roads costing drivers? we have the answer coming up. stormy weather in the forecast. stick around for the details coming up.
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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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the salmonella outbreak from tainted eggs reached the hals of congress today where a house subcommittee is gathering information from those who got sick from the eggs and those who produced them. >> reporter: eggs from two iowa farms were linked to a massive salmonella outbreak this past summer. as many as 1600 americans were sickened. americans like 30-year-old sarah lewis. >> they thought they were going to have to do emergency bowel surgery. >> reporter: and 77-year-old carolyn la bato. >> my doctors told me i would have certainly died without aggressive intervention. >> i respectfully decline to answer the question based on the protection afforded me under the fifth amendment of the constitution. >> reporter: the ceo of hillen
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dale farms refused to answer questions and the egg chief offered a heart felt apology. >> we apologize to flynn who have been -- to anyone who have been sickened by the eggs. >> reporter: his son suggested farm isn't responsible. >> we rule likely to be the cause of contamination was the meat and bone meal that was part of our feed. >> reporter: -- >> give fda the tools and resources we need to fo are a modern and effective food safety system. >> reporter: while the house passed a food safety bill last summer, it was held up because of cost. >> allow this safety legislation to move forward. >> reporter: the two iowa companies together recalled more than a half billion eggs. neither farm's eggs are back on
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the market yet. this week marks national child passenger safety week. it's a subject that often has some parents baffled and confused on securing your children. all across the state, authorities are offering safety checks to educate parents. tonight, abc news slee johnson has five tips on how to use the seats. >> reporter: myra weemen is the safety manage foreaaa atlantic and the mother of two children and making sure her kids are secure in their seats is a major priority. during child passenger safety weeks, authorities are educating parents on securing children. here are five tips. the first tip is making sure you're using your booster seat correctly is you want to understand that a booster is designed to boost the child up. vehicles were made for adults. this booster seat is going to help this 7-year-old sit much safer with the seat belt. the second tip is knowing the two different kinds of booster seats. ben is sitting on a backless
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booster seat of the there's also high-back booster seats. if your vehicle has head restraints, you can use a backless car seat. if your child's head is above the back of the seat, then you want to use a high-back booster seat. the third tip is you always want to test drive the booster seat before you purchase it. bring your son or daughter to the store, have them sit in the seat and take it out to your vehicle to make sure that it fits your vehicle. not all booster seats are the same. the fourth tip is remember maryland law requires a child up until their 8th birthday to sit in some form of federally approved seat. so unless they're 4 foot 9 or 65 pounds, theshtd be in a booster seat. and the last tip is when to give up the booster. we're going to show you that even though ben is 7 years old, if i take the booster seat out,
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and he sits on the car, he should be able to bring his behind all the way back to the seat and his knees should be able to fit comfortable bly over the vehicle seat. the only way he can get his knees over is if he scoots forward. if he puts the seat belt on, without a booster seat, you can see how it's going to rub his neck. the next thing you know, he may put it under his arm, which is very unsafe. >> consulting an expert can be critical to ensure that children are secured in the safest possible way. sherrie johnson, abc 2 news. fall is bringing in some stormy weather? >> we're technically in the last hours of summer here and wouldn't you know it, 2010 being the weather year it is, we're going out with severe weather
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across the state. >> sounds like that kind of year. >> fall is going to come in with more hot days. take a look outside, here's a look at our current watches around warnings. we have a severe thunderstorm watch statewide until 10:00 and severe thunderstorm warnings for northern baltimore county and also thorn harford county. take you to maryland's most powerful radar and show you what's going on. these are lightning strikes. north of the belt way, we could get a little bit of a glancing blow but as we take you further north, you can see most of this is north of jarrettsville and moving a pretty good clip due east right now. so this storm as we put out sort of our cone tracker here and go into storm tracker mode, you can see places like delta and # in -- delta in 26 minutes. you can see if it holds together rising sun in about 50 minutes
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or so you'll feel the effects. mainly gusty winds and there will be some dangerous lightning with this as well. sky getting a little hazier, a little more ominous but most of the action is north of the city. temperature close to 90, you're feeling that. downtown is warmer, that's down at the airport 9. muggy conditions, too. our weather net camera in mount airy, you can see as we look toe west, clear blue skies and there comes that stormy west from the west. that is that same storm cell tracking across carroll county. this thing has already expired. right now, temperature wise 91 harbor. gusty wind with that cluster of active weather. our radar picture lighting up.
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we started off quiet and calm but as you look at the picture, you can see the most intense part of the cell is north of the pennsylvania line so we're kind of dodging the bullet across places like baltimore and harford county. a lot of maryland right now in a lull in the storm line here. there is another boundary coming down out of ohio that's sparking storms back toward columbus now. if that holds together, that can bring us another round this evening. that's why the severe watch is up through 10:00. we wanted this as a -- painted this as a stationary front but it's not going to bring in cool air. starting you have autumn on a very warm note. forget about the hot sider, definitely have the cooler beverages ready. our forecast model clears us out tomorrow and clear into the today tomorrow and actually into friday. both days are going to be warm and sunny. 68 tonight, that threat for a
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shower or storm, some could be strong or severe. tomorrow, blue skies, hot, 88. tomorrow night we're talking about 67 or so, just a few clouds. 7-day forecast, looking ahead toward the weekend, we do keep it hot around here, thursday, friday chance for showers and storms through the weekend and next week, things looking more fall-like. we've all heard the slowing an milk does a body good. why it also means shedding a few more pounds. a new report that is out that encourages more dairy in your diet. he took a ride on an atv but it wasn't what he was wearing or driving that didn't help his cause with police.
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old gibbs canning company. 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.
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in health news in evening, got milk? a new study from israel found dieters who had a high calcium intake actually lost more week than people who consumed little or no milk products regardless of the rest of the diet. dr. timothy johnson has more. >> reporter: researchers have found that dieters consumed milk or milk products lost more weight than people wlopg not eat or drink dairy regardless of the rest of their diet. participants with the highest dairy calcium intake lost about 12 pounds at the ends of the two-year study. the participants who drank the least amount of milk products lost an average of 7 pounds. more than 300 overweight middle aged adults participated in a study that evaluated a variety
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of diets. vitamin d serum levels were found to increase as participants lost weight. vitamin d helps absorb calcium in the blood stream. overweight people tend to have lower levels of vitamin d but researchers said this was the first study to show that vitamin d increases in the body as people lose weight. with this medical minute, i'm dr. timothy johnson. new health care laws are about to go into effect tomorrow. how the changes will affect you. that's coming up all new at 5:30.
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%.
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and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. tonight our top story, the weather. the baltimore area is under severe thunderstorm watch until 10:00 tonight. good evening, everyone, i'm roosevelt leftwich. wyoming at is in the storm --
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wyatt is in the storm center. >> right now, the main cluster is tracking primarily north of maryland but we're getting just a little bit of action in northern harford county. let's take a look as we look at the broad radar picture. we can see storms to the north, south, and the upper line at the top of your screen, that watch is up until 10:00. that severe thunderstorm thunderstorm watch for all counties shaded in yellow, severe thunderstorm thunderstorm warnings along the pennsylvania line. we soovm you in hero ozoom you in here and you can see where the storm is now moving through the delta area and this storm is going to continue to track off to the west. in fact, as we take a look at this thing, i want to show you our latest track on the storm. delta is going to be there in about 26 minutes. right now it has shown some signs of weakening. rest of the evening for most of us, we're just looking at a h


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