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hurricane sandy ripping through the bahamas. i'll have the latest through the storm. >> we don't want our garden speeding. >> we found local bus drivers doing that. you have to prove that. >> and another found in the morning. abc 2 news at 11:00 starts now. you want to know about sandy. 11 people now have been killed and here's what it looks like in post hurricane sandy. we're hoping that sandy won't remind us that irene isabel. >> this is what the storm looks like from the international space station. you have to wonder is the storm coming our way. >> he's tracking the storm all week. a closer look at the storm. >> sandy is getting closer and
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closer to the united states, getting close to the coast here. winds to 90 miles an hour. still a very powerful 1 hurricane. we're seeing a little weakening in the last three hours. potent storm, winds moving in the northwest at 11:00. it's not so much what they are doing right now, what she will do as she rockets up the east coast in the next 2-3 days. as we approach the time frame, as we expect sandy to curve around the north carolina coast, but in addition to that, in carrying some jet stream energy likely that this storm will increase in strength in wind, field and size. perhaps a bigger storm once sandy gets to the carolinas. and break down into the move in the mid-atlantic. another one, going in our direction. some of you are not taking any chances. >> after storms blew, high and
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dry. and someone came until now to be prepared. >> whether worried chapters were getting worried for sandy. and prolonging power, stopping line with these folks. there were plenty of tarps to cover up. life with the empty store shelves. >> people come in. and they are coming and trying to get ready. and completely cleaned out. around lunchtime, slow down. >> generators like this one, engine and equipment ready to run after some of the storms we've seen this summer with outages lasting for days and more than a week, larger generators attached to your home. and even with those, you still have to be prepared for whatever sandy may bring. >> it could be a long one again. once the winds kick up and the tree limbs come down, we can be in for a serious outage. our generators, they come on
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about 90% of the time. sometimes when they don't come on, oh, gee, i forget the fuel. >> just as customers are getting ready, the utility is preparing for a scenario with hundreds throughout central maryland. bg is taking advantage of the storm being a few days away. >> has criminalized and across that reaching out to several neutral system groups to bring in additional crews to help us in the event we have power outages. >> and they get an emergency shipment. if you are not running out to find a generator, bat eos and flash -- batteries and flashlights and it's time to stock up on the personal items like medication. >> the information you need. our coverage continues through next week. we'll have a live report from florida where they are dealing with the storm. on top of pge.
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how local counties plan to deal with the storm. new at 11:00, horrifying case of animal abuse in baltimore city. >> and left to die inside an abandoned home. in the newsroom with "abc news" tonight. >> that dog survived a six- month-old pit bull tied up. we have to warn you that the video is very disturbing. the people at the barts animal shelter wanted us to show it because the case is disturbing as well. animal control officers brought her to the bart shelter today, where workers named her molly. >> i walked out and saw her to do her intake. i immediately started crying. >> there are fresh bite wounds and all of them deep infected. >> ap here, her ears, ripped in half. >> there's also skin missing on both of the dog's sides with
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infection causing the area to budge out. it's better than 50% chance molly will survive. >> the severity of the infection that spread. she's losing layers of skin. >> and lisa will be molly's foster caretaker for now. >> and the dog needs antiobiotics, clean her wounds and rest. >> we are not sure whether she will be able to keep it or not but we will try. >> the dog was found here on the appan donned home -- abandoned home. a a contractor entered the home to begin rehabbing it and found the doge in the basement. >> animal control is investigating trying to find out who left her there.
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it's one of the worst cases of animal ibuse. >> get upset thinking about it. i don't know how anybody could do something like that to a dog. >> and so is molly the victim of a dog fighting operation? the folks at barks aren't sure. and it could be another dog owner could have fought. they hope someone could see the story and come up with more information. we have learned tonight the man accused in the deadly shooting in the mega church this week claims he thought baltimore raven was out to get them. and palmer says opening fire in baltimore in 2001 because of the fears. after his cousin and another man were killed after the 2000 super bowl. and they were charged with the deaths and was later
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exonerated. he was committed to the psychiatric hospital and was released 6 years ago, despite objections from prosecutors. you are about to hear from a woman accusing of a swim coach of sexual abuse. richard curl won the biggest in dc. the 62-year-old turned himself after being accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl in the swim team. carol said she was the little girl and now a grown woman. >> everybody trusted him. that trust was -- >> she finally came forward because curl tried to pay off her family to keep quiet. u.s. swimming has banned curl for life. in the case of a man caught taking video of little girls in the rest room.
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he admitted to record boys in the house. williams is from pennsylvania, was caught in may. and he could get anywhere from 10-15 years in prison. new tonight, and former raich -- and this morning, police raided the internet cafe in richard way. yesterday, they shut down scores of business in baltimore county. after a year long investigation, he said the companies were -- and to cash out points they earned on on- line games. no charges on yesterday's and if they do happen. >> hard fought woman is killed, involving a bus. and rush-hour tonight on 95. police say tony kinsel was driving south in the right lane when for some unknown reason she veered out of unknown
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traffic. the 24-year-old was not wearing a seat belt. the passenger, of northeast was thrown to the hospital and is listed in critical condition. tonight, we know a former university, making on-line threat and going to shoot a campus. alexander and -- serving six months in jail time and three years supervised probation. the 19-year-old is already banned from college park. abc 2 news investigation that made national headlines. >> all eyes on hurricane sandy as she continues her push up. how she may impact maryland straight ahead. down the east coast with a look on what the deadly storm may bring our way? plap
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>> abc 2 news investigator josie sterman is here. >> you put your kids on the bus in the morning and you tell them to behave. it seems the driver needs a scolding in the case. we found hundreds of them bussed by bad behavior by the sea of red light cameras. we know there are hundreds more. >> and -- they may be the most precious cargo on the road. little ones bright eyed ready to face a school day after a ride on the bus. >> you worry your kids will be on their best behavior. what about the driver. >> i trust, my bus driver. following the laws. >> really did. never see the speed.
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>> and we have catching bus drivers breaking all the rules once they pulled away from the stop. the red light cameras captured them in action. blowing through red lights. speeding over 40 miles an hour over the limit. even getting busted in a school zone all by carrying your kids. >> in our bus, 50 lives. >> danger that's real and recognized with a citation. abc 2 news investigator found hundreds of them issued to local bus drivers between january 2010 and june. in that time, 99 red light or speed violations were given to public school drivers in baltimore county. 700 were also handed by the city drivers. that's half the city. together, palt more city and baltimore county also pay more than 300 contract drivers to contact the students. there's no way to tell how many of them got tickets. we're not the only ones in the
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dark. >> how would you like to be notified if there is a problem with the operator with a contract driver with the red light camera tickets. >> in baltimore county and baltimore city, abc 2 news investigator, contractors are not required to tell the district when the drivers get the kind of citations. it's simply not in their contract. >> benefit thaw notify us. we will use it to our benefit as well as the citizens of baltimore to make sure that everyone is safe and everyone is held accountable. >> accountiblity that differs depending on who you work for. assistant drivers get discipline. and that means a letter in their file with a first citation and possible suspension if the violation continues. abc 2 investigators found 17 repeat offenders, including one bus, cited five times in three
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months. transportation manager couldn't talk, but disciplinary action has been taken in some cases. >> i wouldn't want to see a ticket from the bus driver or any other employee in baltimore county who drives a vehicle. one is too many. we transport students and that's not acceptable. >> baltimore city schools chief operating officer chief kroggens has the no tolerance attitude. though we know less about the city's citations because they don't keep copies. the district will supply us with a list of violations and handful of tickets. we found 15 in the district left, including six that racked six tickets each. although the city tells us it tracks no dumes, scrogins admits. as for contractors who continue to rack up citations. >> and i don't think we can require the contractors to let
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us know the disciplinary action that they take. they will have to let us know when their drivers get red light tickets. >> contract drivers will eventually have to report red light and speed tickets in the city and county because it changes both district they hope to make in their contract. other districts don't have to make that change. >> a school bus driver, in the county, a school bus driver. >> transportation supervisor, all the drivers are held to the same standard and in a district that claims to have no camera citations. that means contractors have to report any moving violation just like the drivers who work in the school system. >> for to us treat us differently, as it relates to them, training, inservice training. being our students any justice. >> in the end, it's the students, moms and dads are worried about when they say their morning good-byes. they feel their ride should be
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safe whether they are riding the bus. their cameras don't care either way. >> the county claims there are nonoutstanding at the moment. as for the discipline of the drivers, we know termination is on the table if the district things it's necessary. >> what about the chact tors? >> based on the questions, we're told the district wants to change the language. they want to add the reporting requirements. the contracts could last up to five years. there may be an addendum added. back to you. >> making our kids safe tomorrow. all right. let's take a look at the weather now. >> and now maryland's most accurate forecast. talking so much about hurricane sandy. we have to remember there's two
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stone components. that's why this particular system does have some ripship or recommend -- relationship or reminiscent back in 1991. whole front shooting in out of col canada. hurricane sandy making her approach in the midatlantic. tonight, a powerhouse category one one hurricane. some of the abc weather bug, down in the sunshine state, not showing what's done. showers and storms coming in and down in fort lauderdale. the rain from the outer bans, pumping that area. in the coast of maryland, and not just the coast, in the entire chesapeake basin, large storm and potentially large storms sunday into monday. right now, 62 degrees. in baltimore, we have a dew point of 58. east winds at 7. misty and
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foggy all day, east breeze. we'll see similar weather tomorrow, generally quiet. temperatures are running in the moderate side. more than likely close to 70. perhaps we can get a few breaks of sunshine. still a good time to make the preparations. the next two days, what we're watching, two different elements. we'll talk about the cold air much it's 40 in des moines. we will continue to march in the country in the next 48 hours. it will be walking in the door by early saturday morning. that's component one. the second issue, the big blocking high pressure area in the areas of the north atlantic, up in greenland, actually. it will allow the front to continue its move to the south. and also what we think is a powerful storm in the form, category one hurricane and it coming up the carolina coast. the whole system will wind together as we get the jet
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stream energy on top of the tropical energy. again, it is impressive tonight as we look at sandy off the no 0
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and if you are heading out in 95, be wear of construction
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in the northbound lanes all the way into the city. road work continues on 795. one lane will be closed in both directions through 5:00 a.m. i'll be tracking the delays on your commute tomorrow on good morning. maryland tomorrow at 4:30. baltimore has a new bid in hollywood. so many films been shown here. we watched an independent film, the dmv truth. producers, writers and stunt people, who work in the area. it's a great piece to promote film work to our city. >> we'll be right back.
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live team coverage with hurricane sandy. starting to feel it right now. >> let check in with -- station. >> reporter: as we continue to stand out in florida, it's not so much the rain but the wind that's having an impact. you could see what's it doing. the strong gust is having an impact on the ocean. if you look off to the side, you could see how it's stirring around the ocean water. as we were out here walking around it didn't have an impact in the area that live in the area. you could see to the side of us right now. people who continue to fish out this kind of weather.
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we also saw people who were surfing and taking pictures as hurricane sandy, the outer bands makes its way through the area. some other folks we spoke with, stressing the importance to prepare and get ready. as it stands right now, looking at the four -- strong wind and slight rain as we continue to stand live. and abc 2 news at 11:00. >> and one last look, you see the impact from the outer bans. and also how much will she ramp up when she encounters the northern jet stream. a quick check. i don't know if we can bring up the graphic. hurricane sandy, a couple hundred miles off the florida coast. tonight, we're looking good. you'll have plenty of good weather tomorrow and saturday to make the final storm
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preparations. fair warning, sunday weather going downhill into monday and tuesday. how bad it will get in maryland specifically? a little too early to say. several bring it right in to our states. >> good morning. maryland. and have extended coverage and watching on-line at abc 2 news.com. >> the app, you have to have the mobile device. >> storm shield will be outstanding. up with of the biggest concerns will be the loss of power, 50- 60 miles an hour sustained winds, branches. you could still keep on top of the situation with wrur mobile de-- your mobile device. that's why we see the station. >> and hundreds of thousands of folks without power throughout central maryland. >> this is one we hope we will dodge. and it will get better any way you look at it. >> we shall see.
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come on. >> have a great night. we'll see you tomorrow. mayor: casino owners in west virginia are spending
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millions against question seven. that upsets me. and that upsets jonathan ogden. you don't want to upset jonathan ogden. ogden: no you don't. mayor: question seven means thousands of jobs and millions for our schools. but these west virginia casinos want to keep it all for themselves. we're not happy about that. ogden: no we aren't. mayor: so join us and vote for question seven. and west virginia, don't make me send jonathan ogden over there. mayor: vote for question seven. ogden: for baltimore.

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