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'cause they're gonna have a good time, and they've got extra money in their pocket. those are happy passengers. how much does it cost for those snacks again? nothing. at southwest airlines, when we have a sale, it's a sale. [ male announcer ] southwest airlines has flights starting at $49 one-way. book now only at [ rand ] how can you not want to get on the plane? come on and get on the plane. we're saving you money. now that's a plane full of happy. [ employees ] grab your bag. it's on. [ ding ] . this is wjztv, wjzhd and baltimore. from the city to the counties to your neighborhood. now it's complete coverage, it's wjz, maryland's news station. calls for justice, an off duty federal officer shoots and
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kills a dog. >> the house is so empty now. but you can't just replace him with another animal. >> reporter: tonight the mounting anger and the just launched investigation. hello, everybody, here's what people are talking about tonight. an eruption of outrage forcing police to open an investigation into the shooting of a family dog. the shooter was an officer. >> he can't be replaced and he's our baby. >> reporter: rachel and ryan are missing their dog, 4-year- old bear bear. it's plooks away from -- blocks away from their home and the alleged shooter is a police officer. >> you just don't shoot someone's dog. >> reporter: they asked for an investigation into the shooting but they were told the case was closed. until today county leaders are demanding a full investigation
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into what happened. county says neighbors have called asking for it and so far there are two facebook pages supporting it. >> i think there will be grounds for bringing charges. >> reporter: the officer who isn't being identified because of the investigation told investigators that bear bear attacked his dog. he allegedly pulled out his service weapon and shot bear bear. his brother saw the shooting. >> i asked him, was that a taser and he said, no, it was a # millimeter. >> reporter: but say bear bear was a friendly dog and wrestling is how huskies play. >> we wanted this to be investigated. for them to sweep it underthe carpet in the manner they did between monday and yesterday was asinine. it should never have gotten to the point, oh, it was just a
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dog, don't care. >> reporter: they adopted bear bear from a rescue shelter about two years ago. they say they don't know if another dog is in their future. meanwhile no charges have been brought against the officer. >> reporter: and police are looking for more witnesses to come forward. a police officer charged with killing a mount vernon marine. he requested a jury trial this morning. prosecutors say he shot tyrone brown 12 times after he said brown groped his female companion. the murder trial is set for november. tonight the baltimore city police department is taking action vowing to change the way rape cases are handled. after found baltimore has more unfounded rape cases than any
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other city in the country. kelly. >> reporter: denise a review team is going through all rape calls made in the last year to see what went wrong and what to -- how to fix that process. >> we have failed sexual assault victims in baltimore. and we have an enormous amount of work to do with our partners to restore the public trust. >> reporter: rape victims whose cases have been left are getting a second chance. one tells wjz her daughter's case was brushed aside. >> they snatched my daughter off the street and raped her. >> i was deeply troubled. >> reporter: city leaders have called on a sexual assault team to investigate rape claims to figure out why the state's attorney have dismissed so many cases. baltimore was number one in the nation for unfounded rape.
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the commissioner has instituted at least one new policy to help. >> i have directed the patrol officers are no longer permitted to unfounded rape cases and must refer all cases. >> reporter: they nap want a city -- now want a sheriff's deputy on the committee. >> if that happens then i will have confidence in the process as well. people feel like when government is doing it themselves that we have something to hide. i want them to know this is going to be transparent. >> reporter: some suggest while looking back leaders look ahead, too. >> how can we start doing better even before the audit is complete and get going to change the culture? >> reporter: the review team is headed by the mayor's office and criminal justice. they will ultimately decide who all will be included in the audit. there is discussion to bring in an off duty police officer,
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but. thank you, kelly. the results of the audit will be presented to the city council in three months. the cardiologist accused of performing hundreds of unnecessary stints met with the medical board today. he is accused of putting stints in patients that didn't need them. tonight reports dr. -- had a meeting. he says he provided appropriate care for his patients. sarah palin is endorsing a little known candidate in -- threw her support behind bryan murphy instead of robert ehrlich. palin says murphy is a pro- life, pro second amendment common sense conservative.
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murphy used to work for constellation energy. the spokesman said he never sought palin's endorsement. tonight overturns proposition 8, california's ban on gay marriage. but the fight is far from over. >> reporter: all they wanted was to get married but they couldn't, so for now. >> i would like to introduce my soon to be husband. >> reporter: this is the happiest day of these two gay couple's lives. a federal judge ruled in their favor deciding that california's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. >> for so long sandy and i have been regarded as less than, unequal, not worthy. >> reporter: judge vonn walker ruled that same sex marriage
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violated their constitution al right, in particular their right to do -- proposition 8 passed with 52% of the vote. which means nearly. >> i know that god [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: during the trial defense called same sex marriage an experiment and said the voters had the right to ban it. >> i think there are times that voter's rights need to be trumped. >> reporter: the decision is a huge victory but it will be appealed. >> we understand this decision is just the beginning. >> reporter: and the judge is considering a request by the defense for the stay the same sex union during the appeals process so for now couples still can't get married in california. karen brown, cbs news. this is the nation's first federal trial on same sex marriage.
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well, it looks like the so called static kill operation in the gulf is a success. late tonight bp announced it will begin pumping cement into the ruptured well. this is a live look. for the last several days engineers have been shooting mud into the gusher. bp still plans to complete its relief well. a warning tonight to keep out of one local water way. the health department says no one should swim in the water on venus on the bay beach near pasadena. kyle jackson explains what was found in the water, kei. >> reporter: that's right, officials say any number of factors could be the reason for the water quality and it could be some time before they give the all swim to swimmers.
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captures video of venice on the bay, it's in pasadena and it's off limit toss swimmers right now. signs are posted from the county health department warning people not to go into the water after alarming bacteria levels. >> the results came in earlier today and due to those, we issued an advisory for that particular beach. >> reporter: citizens are also being warned to avoid other recreation like water skiing, although eyewitness news found several people fishing. >> i need to fish. i fish here. i went to the water a little bit. kind of not nice, [ indiscernible ] >> the water around here is typically murkier than most days. >> reporter: the county health department says a number of factors could be responsible for the elevated bacteria in
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this water front neighborhood, including water foul, water temperature, title action and lack of rainfall. >> this particular time we really don't know the causes. we've been having some extraordinarily hot weather. >> any time you have a long hot summer like this and not enough rain is water is going to get a little rude. >> reporter: county health officials say they will not give the all clear for people to get in the water until they have two con sec good -- consecutive good readyings on the water. in just minutes caught on tape an officer goes after self suspects. why this was no ordinary police pursuit. rudy giuliani's daughter accused of shoplifting. brought you exclusive
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rescuing this alligator. now we have a full update on how he's doing. that story next on wjz eyewitness news. relief from the heat coming this way. the first warning forecast coming up next. ,, gx
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it is 79 degrees, but first in montgomery county, a police officer's pursuit turns into a frightening scene as it backs up on to the police car. it crushes the roof before flipping over. no one was seriously hurt. the three teenage suspects were all taken into custody. dramatic 911 tapes have been released. 8 people were killed. this call came just after the incident began. >> somebody got shot. i got shot. >> i need some information. >> reporter: omar thornton's family says he was a victim of racial harassment. police say the 34-year-old
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began shooting after he was accused of stealing. seen here with her father was caught shoplifting make up from a store in manhattan. the security guard stopped her. police are reviewing surveillance cameras. the 20-year-old is a student at harvard university. well the first family is on the go, but they are not all going to the same place. president obama spent his 49th birthday traveling to chicago where he will attend a democratic fundraiser. the first lady and daughter sasha are in spain. we have an update tonight to the exclusive video we first brought you yesterday. a small alligator [
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indiscernible ] preparing the reptile for a procedure to help him start eating again. >> only eyewitness news cameras were there when they rescued the reptile. we even got to know him alt beer. now he's under close watch where veterinarians named him carey. >> further investigation leads us to believe it's an actual alligator. >> he's a juvenile american alligator. >> reporter: used raw chicken to lure him out of the water where he eventually would have died. but the very hook that saved his life is now making him miserable miserable. >> the hook is too far back. so i imagine when he took it in he must have swallowed some
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water. >> and they won't feed carey until it's gone. >> sometime in the next 46 hours staff [ indiscernible ] in western maryland will come and pick him up where they will tranquilize him. >> reporter: despite the temporary set back vets suspect they will be bringing him up just fine. believe carey first got to maryland as a pet. they want to remind everyone it is illegal to have an alligator as a pet in this state. now, local vets don't handle alligators that often, so they can't tell how old he is but they do believe he will grow to a full size. will the next years yield a
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baby boom? some practices we contacted have not seen an increase in prenatal care. we will have to wait until the stork is due delivering to see if shoveling was going on last winter. >> you actually read that line. >> reporter: this is the 11:00 o'clock news. we're pretty racy here. >> reporter: let's take a look at temperatures. i want to show you some lightning from earlier. south winds at 3. the barometer currently is holding steady. take a look at this light inning, will you. we had some serious lightning this evening. not much going on over the city today. but north and west of us, all kinds of lightning and heavy downpours as well. take a look at radar. that system is now moving off. there it is heading toward delaware and it continues to weaken as we continue to -- 82
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degrees here. apparently they haven't recorded their temperature yet, but it is range there. the only -- raining there. the only cold spot, 63 in oakland. there is still a severe thunderstorm watch for garrett county until 4:00 a.m. some of those storms might reach our region by 5:00, 6:00, or 7:00 in the morning. now, we do have for almost all of the area east of the blue ridge a heat advisory for tomorrow. temperatures tomorrow mid to upper 90s in some spots. which means the heat index is going to be over 100 degrees tomorrow. very light winds generally out of the south. if it did rain there might be a little fog someplaces.
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we had a complex of these storms through the area. this afternoon what we watched came through ohio, pennsylvania and our region this evening. here's a break behind that and yet another one forming. this one headed through ohio and that would be in our region probably holding together in some shape or form by 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 a.m. in the morning and another one forming as a cold front across the region will push the heat out of here. cooler conditions by friday. looks like a great weekend. still a lot of sunshine headed our way, but watch out for those storms tomorrow. tonight we could still see some showers possibly by the morning hours. a couple of strong thunderstorms in the afternoon and again probably some showers in the morning. it may get up to 96, depending
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on the cloud cover. drying out on friday. maybe a shower thread again here by next tuesday, denise. coming up the ceo of the nfl pays a visit to the ravens today. mark tells us what the ,,,,,,,,,
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well, the big man was at the ravens camp today. >> reporter: while they practice in the summer sunshine, storm clouds gather on the nfl horizon. there is fear that the coming season may be the last before a league wide shut down is caused by a fight over labor issues. all eyes on commissioner roger giddell. he was in town to talk to the players and fans in an effort to stay in touch with the grass
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roots. he commented on the trouble looming and the need for a collective bargaining agreement. >> we have to get to work. we have to get something resolved and it's going to take an intensive amount of work and i know the clubs are working to get it done. and we've got to get that done. >> reporter: ravens receiver darren mason did not participate in today's practice. will be back sooner than later tomorrow morning. vikings quarterback brett favre says he has not made a decision yet on whether he will play this season or retire. the 40-year-old had ankle surgery. he says he will play if he's healthy. favre told reporters his uncertainty isn't about money. he is under contract to make $13 million this season.
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buck show walter got another smz spired -- big night, three hits for him. each one brought in a run. adam jones who had 3 hits. they got a lot more. scott with a 4th inning blast deep to left center. 2 run shots. the os build a lead. a milestone homerun in yankee stadium. this one comes with as much skepticism as -- alex rodriguez, an admitted steroid user hits off shaun marcum. it clears the fence for the 600 600th homer. regarding the number being painted by drugs, rodriguez said today he's made mistakes in life he wishes he could take
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back. the yankees win the game 5-1. it's never as easy as hitting homeruns these days. thank ,,,,,,
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those people are happy 'cause they're gonna have a good time, and they've got extra money in their pocket. those are happy passengers. how much does it cost for those snacks again? nothing. at southwest airlines, when we have a sale, it's a sale. [ male announcer ] southwest airlines has flights starting at $49 one-way. book now only at [ rand ] how can you not want to get on the plane? come on and get on the plane. we're saving you money. now that's a plane full of happy. [ employees ] grab your bag. it's on. [ ding ]
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when the beach boys sang about a surf and safari, i don't think they had this in mind. a couple of elephants took to the water of a popular japanese beach. after a cool dip in the water the pack a determines got out their paint brushes. their creations are then sold to raise money for the zoo. [ female announcer ] welcome to busch gardens virginia,
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he inherited a $1.7 billion budget deficit... then an economic crisis. but martin o'malley went to work. cutting $5 billion in waste and government spending, while also making opportunities for middle class families a priority. freezing college tuition four years in a row, record investments in our schools, and tax credits for small businesses to create jobs. while other states are still struggling, martin o'malley is making the tough choices... to move maryland forward.


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