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the cars. >> an ocean 11 type hype but it's not a casino. it happened at an art dpal -- gallery. my classroom. games and a new casino for maryland. million more for education every year. the money goes where it's supposed to. it's the law. this is about our kids. this is about better schools. seven. i'm voting for question seven. i'm voting for question seven.
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a maryland insurance agent has lost his license. hal katz, who targeted high risk drivers was allowing unlicensed agents to sell policies. >> a student brought a bb gun to school. the student will be charged as a juvenile. new warnings about the meningitis outbreak. they thought only people who received steroid injections contracted the meningitis but now a person who took a heart
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medication had it. >> it's breezy. we're just into the 60-degree range. 60 in bel air. peak wind gusts up around 5 miles an 5 -- 25 miles an hour. so breezy and sunny. dry conditions and a big high pressure dome keeping the sky high and dry. the rest of the evening 50, clear and cool. temperatures dropping off steadily. we may briefly touch 40 toward daybreak tomorrow but it will be a big warmup under the sun. we'll talk about that and look at your weekend coming up. it was one of the most horrendous crimes this city had ever seefnlt seven members of one family murdered by criminals. >> 10 years ago the dawson family were murdered because
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they spoke out. roosevelt leftwich is live at where the dawson house once stood. >> reporter: you remember that 10 years ago it was one of the worst scenes in baltimore history, a whole family, seven people killed because they decided to stand up against crime in their neighborhood. look at the place now. the dawson family center where people can come -- kids can come to learn. r--- a safe place to be. 10 years ago they died after their house was fire bombed by a 21-year-old neighbor. they became outspoken about crime in the area. they frequently called police 109 times to help disrupt the criminal element. 2007 their home was rebuilt and
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turned into the dawson family community center. today's event honors the family's memory. >> well, we want to try to expand this. part of the goal was to expand in parts of the city. and the funding has not been plentiful for us to did that, but that's still the goal. we want to do it in west baltimore, north baltimore and other parts of the city where we have the same kind of problems that have occurred there. >> reporter: to give you an idea how positive it is, a few minutes ago a bunch of kids had yellow shirts on. they set up the chairs and showing the fact that so many used this center for positive things. coming up tonight at 6:00 we'll have more on the ceremony marking this 10-year
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anniversary. >> thanks, rosie. a man walking in annapolis was stabbed four times from behind. it happened around midnight. he was walking toward the dock. the victim ran toward the state circle when he called police. when police arrived the victim still had his wallet, cell phone and cash. >> not even a threat of a robbery, you know, give me your phone. give me your keys. it's unusual for that kind of crime to happen. we're trying to see if there's a connection between the victim and see if we can see a suspect. >> right now annapolis police are looking at surveillance camera rying -- trying to find the suspect. two people were arrested for stealing from unlocked cars. anthony grecco and sam well
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kalashian were breaking into cars. police also investigated hundreds of dollars of items from five cars in front of the marriott waterfront hotel. penn state will not renew the contract of this man tim curley. he has been on leave. he is charged with perjury and failure to report child sexual abuse allegation. a defact in some ford fiesta models is causing a defect.
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the federal government is working to protect your family this halloween. the feds are stopping shipment of the halloween items containing high levels of lead. in washington state two shipments of children's pirates costumes were seized because they had 11 times the legal
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limit of lead. they are carefully targeting which shipments to inspect. >> there are a variety of reasons we target. previous violators would be one country of origin would be another, destination of the product, hot product is going to -- who the product is going to in the united states. >> it was des stinned for a distributetor in chicago. a recall affect 2011 to 2013 model fiestas. the side air bag won't inflate which would low of someone riding in the back seat unprotected. the automaker said no crashes or injuries linked to the problem so far have been reported. neiman marcus, not what you think of when you think of
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budget friendly shopping. the annual book is packed with pricey gifts like a $284,000 sports car. it's teaming up with target and 24 designers to come up with 50 gifts to die for. >> neiman marcus is putting out the welcome mat. >> the special collection will hit neiman marcus and target stores on december 1st. they will range in price from $8 to $500. >> that guy comes complete with an orchestra. >> thieves got away with priceless works of art.
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>> and this little cat got stuck in a utility pole for days.
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it's heavy lifting. you start with a democratic senator named ben. by getting bwi-marshall funding for new runways,
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he's helping us serve 21 million passengers a year, which helps keep 100,000 jobs that depend on the airport, and that means more cargo for more businesses and more skycaps unloading more taxis... welcome to bwi. ...carrying families with more luggage. thanks. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approve this message.
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current winds at five to 10. winds gusting to 30 in mon rove ya. 28 in goldsberg and denton. . again, it was breezy at times, no question about that. in baltimore 63 degrees. winds northwest at six miles an hour. days getting shorter. sun sets at 6:26. temperatures will be down into
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the 50s. want to show you some weather in motion kent island. look at this, beautiful shot, all sunshine. a chop in the bay with winds calming down as is the surface of the chesapeake. by the way, the fall season is here. we know that. the moose in cockeysville. you haven't seen this. 1500 pound pumpkin. he's impressed. we don't have his name. temperatures in the low 60s. 40s in the mountains. winds are from the northwest at 5 to 15 and have been gusting higher. a few clouds to the north over papa -- pennsylvania. comfortable conditions. cooling off tonight. at daybreak we'll be close to 40, maybe a few 30s north and west, but as we roll forward,
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we're back in the low to mid-60s without the wind. that will be enjoyable. clouds will roll in on thursday, but temperatures will warm up despite that. we'll be pushing 70. the overall setup, high pressure ridge. that's keeping the skies generally clear, scattered showers over the great lakes. most of the action should stay for another 48 hours. rafael coming close to bermuda. still a strong category one hurricane, gusting high are, gusting close to 100 and movement is fast. this thing is 1,000 miles offshore. the storm itself will only be a threat to shipping interests as it heads out to sea.
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66. mostly sunny. we stay seasonable. clouds will increase. the next few days, chance for showers coming in late thursday, maybe a stray shower friday morning. both days in the low 70s. cooler air arrives through the weekend. you see what happens as we move through the big komen race day. temperatures will start in the 40s for those early morning but. looks like a dry day. >> all right. thanks a lot. >> now to democracy 2012 news. president obama and mitt romney are set to go at it tonight. tory dunnan joins us live from hempstead, new york. this race is essentially a dead heat. i imagine we've got a whole lot to look out for. >> reporter: both mitt romney and president obama seems confident about tonight's
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showdown but they're still doing that last-minute prep time. tonight voters can judge for themselves in a townhall style debate. >> mit's prepared and mitt is running because he believes in america. >> how are you feeling about tonight? >> i feel fabulous. look at this beautiful day. >> reporter: tonight he gets a second chance. >> he's his harshest critics. he's not going to hide from his positions unlook his opponent. >> reporter: heading into the first matchup in denver a poll had obama with a three point lead nationally. now romney is up by one. so, kelly, voters head to the polls in three weeks. that means three more -- one
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more time if front of an audience. >> more of a townhall format. how is a going to work? >> reporter: basically how that works the candidates will be getting the questions directly from the voters. it's a group of uncommitted voters many i spoke to the moderator candy crowley. is there anything you're hoping to touch on, something we haven't seen that you want to see more of? >> of them. i think some of these questions are interesting to pope and the hardest to formulate, something that tells you about the character of a person. sometimes you get those with the tell you -- the character of a candidate. >> reporter: kelly, the hope is to get about 12 to 15 questions.
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romney has been prepping for this boy having different people ask questions. >> this time it's not so cut and dry. tell us what you have. >> reporter: i mean, it's this whole expectations game but this time it's different from the first debate. before the first debate, 51% of voters thought president obama would win. just 29% said this was romy. ahead of the second presidential debate, 41% said it would be obama who would be better and 37% romney. it appears voters are split this time around. >> thank you for that report. well, when this comes to politics, could facebook have a favorite in this year's election. the political action committee has given more money it republicans an democrats.
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the facebook employees tend to support democrats according to the center for responsive workers. facebook gave more than double to democrats. their coo alone has given $30,000 to the dnc. "dancing with the stars" heating up. last night we saw injuries. , wardrobe malfunctions. they tied shawn johnson and derek for first place. emmitt smith, stuck in the middle of the pack. this season is a marathon. it's not a sprint. >> the race is not over and it's not given to the swift or the strong. it's to the one who endures to the end.
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just because we're not middle of the pack doesn't moan we're done. >> it's elimination night. >> we'll have to wait and see. this next story sounds like something out of a movie. priceless painting stolen from a museum. >> it happened in the netherlands. the thieves used the back entrance and walked awi with seven paintings. the security system went off and if it weren't for the alarm, the theft could have been even worse. >> the security system in the museum, a lot of the response was great, so the thieves were not able to steal many paintings. >> experts say the paintings are worth hundreds of millions of dollars but because they're so valuable, they can't be sold on the market. coming up all new at 6:00, a
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local school put on lockdown. why a student was taken no custody in baltimore county. >> how some of the raven super stores brightened the day for local cancer patients. we'll have those stories and more at 6:00. as a pastor, my support for question 6 is rooted in my belief that the government should treat everyone equally. i would not want someone denying my rights based upon their religious views, therefore i should not deny others based upon mine.
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it's about fairness. this law does not force any church to perform a same sex marriage if it's against their beliefs. and that's what this is about. protecting religious freedom and protecting all marylanders equally under the law. join me in voting for question 6.
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we want to introduce you to fritz the cat. ship spent three days on a utility pole in iowa. they could not get her down because of the live wires.
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the telephone company jumped in and cut some of the power. they were able to get fritz back into the owner's arms. when you're getting ready to go to sleep here's something. >> how the sleep is affecting you. a baltimore county student caught with a gun at school. how the quick thinking of other students led to the discovery. >> give us your money. >> a drugged up driver caused a deadly crash. now the victim claim as methadone clinic should share part of the blame. >> abc2's investigation


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