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bail for mr. johnson. and what the judge said was telling. he considered him a potential threat to society, especially those to whom he is close. >> reporter: for the first time, prosecutors revealed the evidence against michael johnson for the murder of phylicia barnes. he is the ex-boyfriend of barnes sister, accused of killing her while she was visiting her sister in 2010. wjz has learned, johnson texted and called barnes more than 300 times before the visit. ask she confided in her sister that she didn't like the way he looked at her that he made her feel uncomfortable. and johnson was seen struggling to carry a 35-gallon container from the apartment. prosecutors say that's large enough to fit a body. >> i know in my heart that something happened and he was a part of it. and if you are guilty, it's going to come out. if it doesn't come out in the wash, it will come out definitely in the rinse. >> they lack a significant
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amount of evidence. i don't believe any jury could lookald what they've stated-- look at what they've stated today and find him responsible. >> reporter: he spoke of fleeing to a country where he could not be extradited. >> reporter: he said, i feel like everything is hitting the fan. i should pack up and leave, maybe leave the country. i should go to brazil. if i started a new life, would they be able to arrest me? >> what was really surprising was the number of times he made contact with my little cousin. i mean, it was just hard, hard for me to even think of a man of his age, to be in contact with my little cousin, the way she was. >> reporter: and johnson has no prior criminal record. barnes' body was found months after she disappeared in the susquehanna river. we learned the cause of death today, asphyxiation. reporting live, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> johnson dated phylicia
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barnes' sister for 10 years and was in the process of moving out of the apartment when she disappeared. a crowd on downtown street near lexington market. >> reporter: police found the man lying on the sidewalk, outside. a food mart. sky eye chopper 13 was there, as paramedics tried to save the victim. this was in the 400 block of west saratoga street. tonight, we have learned the 23- year-old man died after he was rushed to shock trauma. he had been stabbed several times in the chest and stomach. police are still searching for his killers. two suspects were spotted running away from the scene. mary? >> denise, thank you. anybody with information about the stabbing should call police. nearly a dozen families are without homes after fire rips through their apartment building. it happened this morning in the 6600 block of vincent lane. 11 units are destroyed. city fire investigators are searching for the cause. the american red cross is offering help to the displaced residents. yeardley love filed a civil lawsuit against the former
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university of virginia lacrosse player. the family is seeking more than $29 million in damages. george huguely was convicted in february of second- degree murder and grand larceny in connection with the death of yeardley love. in a civil lawsuit, sharon love, yeardley mother says issue -- they failed to use this. >> huguely is an adult. what he does, he's responsible for. so if they get a judgment, it would be against him. and then i don't know whether he has no pocket or what the lawyers call deep pocket. >> reporter: legal analyst, byron warnkin said the love family is suing for $28 million, based on statistics that show yeardley likely would have lived another 59 years, had she not had a fateful run- in with her former boyfriend. >> what they're asking for is a half million dollars for each year her life was shortened. >> reporter: the lawsuit also says huguely was aware or
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should have been aware that love was severely injured after the physical altercation that would result in her death. just this month, sharon love traveled to the nation's capital to support the renewal of the violence against women act. >> my daughter was murdered almost two years ago, at the university of virginia, by an out-of-control lacrosse player with a violent past. our lives will never be the same. >> reporter: and sharon love wants the civil case heard in front of a jury. much of that same evidence that we heard will be presented. the loves are also seeking $1 million in punitive damages. plus, reimbursement for attorney fees. police are investigating a series of attacks in washington, d.c. including the murder of a tourist. a 66-year-old colorado man was killed in the wet worth area this week. another woman suffered a serious head injury, after she was beaten in the head with a hammer. police do have a suspect in custody. they're trying to find out if he's responsible for all of the crime. days before the one-year
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anniversary of osama bin laden's death, america is on high alert for a possible revenge attack. tara mergener reports for wjz from washington. >> reporter: the fbi and department of hoanl land -- homeland security have issued a joint intelligence bulletin. as the anniversary of osama bin laden approaches. it warns all law enforcement to be on alert for a possible obama revenge attack. -- bin laden revenge attack. >> at this time, we have no credible information that terrorist organizations are plotting an attack to coincide with bin laden's death. >> reporter: senior news correspondent john miller was the last western journalist to interview bin laden. he has no doubt that next week's anniversary is circled on al al qaeda's calendar. >> one of the things that came out of his search was his particular liking for symbolic
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dates. >> reporter: while al qaeda's desire to attack may be high, its capability is said to be low, following the death and arrest of some of its leaders. the marine concern now is low terrorists, who could strike without warning. >> reporter: investigators monitoring jihadist websites say there have been new calls for attacks. >> most conversations may be a lot of hot air. but when you read through them, they're very concerning. >> reporter: the u.s. is also concerned about this man, ibrahim al-asiri. counter counter terrorism fortunatelies say he may be-- officials say he may be resurfaced. >> 14 members of bin laden's family, who were living with him in pakistan, have been deported to saudi arabia. >> severe weather leaves parts of maryland damaged. take a look at the aftermath of last night's storms in carroll county. a storm building is destroyed, with debris spread out over a farm north of westminster. the viewer who sent us these
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pictures says no one was hurt. now, the dryer weather and sunshine are back. it is a breezy, beautiful friday night. but there are -- there is talk, rather, of rain coming for the weekend. wjz is live with first warning weather. meteorologist tim williams and bob turk, tracking the system moving our way. we'll start with bob. >> let's take a look at radar. right now, clear skies. beautiful weather. cold night on tap. but to the west of us, that rain you see near st. louis. down to about nashville. it is moving off to the east. with a warm front. and we do expect to see some rain developing by probably afternoon or evening on saturday. probably lingering, at least into early sunday before it clears out. so maybe 8, 10 hours on the weekend, it may be on the damp side. temperatures right now, running a little below normal. take a look right now. we're at 60. at 7 or 8 degrees below average. 61 in ocean city. 66, pax river. and only 45 in ec -- oakland. dew point, 28. very dry air.
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tonight, between 2:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. all of those northeast and northwest of the baltimore-d.c. area. under a freeze warning or frost advisory. temperatures get down to 30, 32 degrees. and if you have tender plants out, now is the time to bring them in or this evening. but cover them up. they may not make it overnight. some of the areas will get down to freezing mark, or frost. that is not conducive to annuals surviving those kind of conditions. tim in the outback. tim has a look at the drought situation, believe it or not. >> the u.s. geological survey updates its drought status for the entire country, every week. as we take a look at our drought numbers, and of course, wjz drought watch will continue to track these rain numbers as they progress throughout the year. we are still most of the state, in abnormally dry conditions. moderate drought for much of central maryland. but the improvement comes with the severe drought that as of last week, extended all the way up from the lower eastern shore, up the entire eastern portion of the state, right up
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into cecil county. that has now, because of last week's rain, has been upgraded to drought conditions, severe drought conditions in the lower eastern shore. bob mentioned tomorrow, wet weather comes in by tomorrow afternoon. but then, we dry out very nicely. and we start a progression of temperatures, back up to 80 degrees, by this time next week. bob will have those details coming up in your complete updated first warning forecast. breaking news right now. sky eye chopper 13 over the scene. captain mike perry above it with more. captain mike, what's going on? >> we have a manhole cover blowing out of the street. apparently some type of underground explosion. about 80 feet away. it moved completely across the intersection this. is located at lexington and green street. right now, fire officials and bge gas are on the scene. it's not clear -- looks like this might be a sewer manhole cover. that is what the fire department is at least indicating. they do have traffic snarled in
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the downtown. they are deferring all traffic off of south green, on to saratoga, about a block north. and it's causing major congestion in the downtown for folks trying to navigate around the area. there's no reports of injuries right now. but as you can see, fire officials and bge gas will be out here investigating for sometime. back to you. >> captain mike, thank you. that got blown quite a distance there. thank you. the excitement of the nfl draft turns into disappointment for ravens fans when the team doesn't make a first round pick. but the ravens promise to be busy tonight, when the draft continues. wjz is live in owings mills. sports director mark viviano is at the team facility to explain. hi, mark. >> how are you doing, kai? yes, so much anticipation for that first pick. but as you mentioned, no first round pick for the ravens. instead, they made a trade with the minnesota minnesota vikings. in doing so, this actually gives the ravens a chance to pick even more college players, when the draft resumes tonight.
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the 2012 draft turned into a version of the game show, let's make a deal. >> tampa bay has traded to jacksonville. >> reporter: eight teams traded their first round picks, including the ravens, who were set to pick 29th out of 32 teams. but they moved out of the round, entirely, to get an extra pick from minnesota later in the draft. because of the ravens' success on the field, making it all the way to the afc title game last season, they had a late first- round pick, which means having to watch so many other teams pick before them. >> you can't control what is going to happen. and as long as i'm here, hopefully on picking-- i'm picking, 29, 30, 31, or 32. and then when you watch the board come off the way it did, you know, to have the ability to go back, acquire another player. still to get a player. if you probably would have taken it at your pick, is good business for us. >> that good business can still yield some good players.
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the ravens have the third pick of the second round tonight. and one of the players they like is alabama linebacker, courtney upshaw. and there are a number of offensive linemen, like peter cons of wisconsin. >> we still have players we like. and that's the reason we felt it was very good about moving back, still thinking that we could get one of those players. >> reporter: and ozzie newsome and the front office staff are in position here at the facility in owings mills, preparing for the resumption of the draft at 7:00 p.m. and former ravens kicker matt stover will be at the draft ceremonies to announce the ravens pick. >> the ravens now have a total of nine picks. the draft will conclude tomorrow, with rounds 4 through 7. >> now, i have the perfect excuse to watch. >> yes, you do. with a beverage and potato chips. >> and matt stover, right? you forget. >> like him a little bit, do you, mary? >> i have a secret crush on
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him. still to come on eyewitness news at 5:00. how far back does the scandal go? new accusations against secret service during bill clinton's president. a mother attacks her baby. i'm gigi barnett, that story is next. it's bright. it's very bright. >> i'm jessica kartalija, here at saga sagamore farms. talking about the future of horse racing here in maryland. rain is coming. how will it affect your weekend plans? don't miss the updated first warning forecast with bob.
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it is sunny. 60 degrees in central maryland right now. the complete first warping weather forecast -- warning
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weather forecast is coming up. titan security is coming to maryland. social services offices. this after a mother attacks her 8-month-old baby during a supervisorred visit. wjz stays on the story. gigi barnett stays on the changes. >> 29-year-old kenisha thomas went through metal detectors this week. but she was still able to get a kitchen knife into the building. >> reporter: ple3 days after-- three days after police arrest kenisha thomas for stabbing her baby, the state is tightening its safety rules to keep all weapons out. >> we will be installing lockers in the facility, where bags will be checked going into those rooms. >> reporter: department of human resources secretary says social workers who fear for their safety or a child's security, can also request additional security inside the
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visitation rooms. although thomas's case is still under investigation. the social worker had no backup. and thomas went through a metal detector. >> our employees performed admirably. nothing we can do is perfect. >> reporter: the social workers' union says it has complained about security in the buildings before and fierce feared the worst. -- and feared the worst. because many times they come in contact with angry and irate parents. >> it was a matter of time before something tragic happens. >> reporter: now, social workers want them removed from duty. >> their contract should be terminated. you think like an incident like this this wouldn't have happened if someone was doing their job. >> reporter: but the department of human resources says it has no plans at this time to get rid of that private security. >> meanwhile, the 8-month-old infant, whose name is pretty diamond, is in fair condition. if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check on the roads with kristy breslin, at wjz traffic
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control. >> hi, kai. hi, everyone. your drive home, definitely going to be a headache for you tonight. on the west side inner loop, delays there, from 95 to security boulevard. and we still have significant delays on the top side. that's busy there from stevenson road around to dulaney valley. as far as the outer loop goes, just one long delay from providence road to baltimore national pike. delays are on and off. but it should take you about 45 minutes to get through. 70 westbound, heavy from 29 to marriottsville road. a couple of problems on 95, in the northbound direction. slowing there, from the 895 split, past whitemarsh boulevard. also a car fire. other accidents include avondale road. and west lombard at south monroe. let's take a live look. as you can see, construction still affecting the jones falls expressway. traffic very slow, coming out of the city, well past 28th street. this traffic report is brought to you by virginia tourism. love is at the heart of every virginia vacation. book yours now at back to you.
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>> kristy, thank you. nasa puts on another spectacular show, over the east coast. today, the shuttle enterprise, flew from northern virginia to jfk airport. on the back of a modified jumbo jet. today's flight path took the shuttle over several landmarks, include the statue of liberty. >> beautiful day for that. really pretty. >> a little breezy. >> that's true. take a look at temps now. it's still a little breezy. it's pretty pleasant. 60. 29% humidity. still very dry air. winds northwest, 15. the barometer rising. come back and take a look at the weekend with changes after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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a dry, sunny end to the week. but once again, we've got another system headed in for at least part of your weekend. it won't be so pretty. won't rain all weekend. maybe 10, 12 hours, before we see some shower activity. late saturday afternoon and evening into early sunday morning. by sunday afternoon, i expect to see the sun back out. but it's going to be a chilly weekend. take a look at temps right now. bright sunshine. we're at 60. warmer in d.c. 64 and 66 in pax river.
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cool spot, oakland coming in at 49. locally, mid- to upper 50s to 60 degrees. anywhere from 6, 7, 8, 9 degrees cooler than average for this time of year. and the breeze, anywhere from as you see, 10 to 20 miles per hour. 21 in hagerstown. we're at 15 now. late tonight, winds have died down. and when the winds die down, temperatures are going to tumble overnight. frost and freeze advisories from the city, north and west. not in the city, north of baltimore and carroll county west. and also, northeastern sections of maryland. to the west of us, shower activity, beginning to develop. warm air coming out of the gulf of mexico. running into the cool, dry air. we have shower activity. low pressure. there it is, over eastern colorado. shower activity now, beginning to extend into portions of western kentucky. there you see it, southwestern portion of indiana. eventually, we expect those clouds to be in our area tomorrow afternoon. and maybe after 5:00, 6:00, we'll see some shower activity, moving into the region. so we're looking for a damp saturday night in the area.
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not looking for a ton of rain. i think maybe you could see a quarter inch. maybe a third of an inch in some spots. but definitely going to be on the cooler side. but winds out of generally north to northeast. temperatures will be struggling to maybe mid-50s. that's about it. once this low pressure passes the region. late saturday night into sunday. we'll get some dryer air. still stays rather cool. but a few degrees within warmer sunshine. and next week, this high moves off. warming coming back. we could be in the upper 70s, certainly by next thursday or friday. maybe 80 degrees. so there is some hope for the end of next week. north winds on the bay. 5 to 10 knots. bay temp around 57. sunrise, 6:12. sets, 7:57. tonight, clearing and cold. some suburban areas could get down to 30 or 32 degrees. so watch out for that. upper 50s tomorrow. maybe mid-50 fist you get the rain in earlier. a lot of cloudy skies. rain probably coming in later in the afternoon.
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and continuing on and off tomorrow night into your sunday morning. before it begins to clear out. but sunday afternoon, should dry out. >> all right, bob. thank you. can the o's continue their hot streak against oakland? the a's come to town for a weekend series, starting tonight. then on sunday, it's masn on wjz. you can see the o's and the a's, at 1:30, here on wjz 13. and still ahead on wjz's eyewitness news at 5:00. a bombshell discovery about george zimmerman. why his website could have an impact on his freedom. 20 years later, it's the anniversary of the los angeles riot. the lessons learned. i'm mike schuh, in halethorpe. you're looking at a hole made by a rock, thrown through the window of this mosque. police are now looking at this as a possible hate crime. the story next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it's just before 5:30. 60 degrees and sunny on this friday. good evening. thank you for staying with wjz, eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. the fbi joins the investigation into vandalism at a mosque in baltimore county. mike schuh explains why the feds are getting involved. >> in this strip mall between
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the caterers and the insurance agent, the national language of pakistan is heard. friday prayers are to muslims what saturday is to jews, sunday to christians. it's here that they come to pray. >> the glass was all over the place. >> reporter: earlier this week, this back window shattered; where worshipers are now, the glass coated the carpet. the rock, is a reminder in the corner. >> must be at least a 10- pounder. >> reporter: leaders take me to the back. it's fenced. there's only one way in or out. before they cast their stone, the vandals walked right past this rock pile. >> reporter: though the hole in the window is obviously large enough for someone to fit through, no one went inside. itself could be this crime. or a little mischief from a teenager. >> reporter: nothing was taken from inside. but because this is a place of worship. county police want to know if
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it's a hate crime. >> the crime that is committed out of a motive of prejudice or hatred for a certain group of people. >> reporter: they're not sure it is. but a national islamic association, made the fbi aware of what happened here. >> whenever it happens, we don't regard any incident as too small. >> reporter: 40 families now wonder why and would like to talk with the culprits. >> i'd like to know that what really provoked for you to show us that what you're feelings are. i like to hear those feelings, verbally, inside, instead of you showing it through a rock. >> reporter: that was mike schuh reporting. if you can add to their investigation, police ask you to give them a call. the secret service sex scandal is getting wider. vic has allegations of hard party being, dating back as far as 2,000. >> investigating reports of unprofessional behavior in four countries. some of the allegations go back
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12 years to bill clinton's presidency. secret service personnel are accused of partying at a strip club, on a visit to buenos aires. agents were also seen out at a nightclub in russia, prior to clinton's trip there. these are in addition to the possible misconduct by agents in el salvador. mary, back to you. >> thank you. several lawmakers are now calling for an outside agency to take over the investigation. a florida judge wants to know more about george zimmerman's finances. this after his attorney makes a bombshell discovery. his client has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations through his website. >> he asked me what to do with his pay pal accounts. and he said those are the counts -- accounts that had the money from the website he had and that there was about $200, to $204,000 that had come in to date. >> reporter: george zimmerman's
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attorney, mark omerra, said he learned of the $200,000 raised on zimmerman's website. since that time, the website has been taken down. >> i don't think the judge is going to think i misled them. i told them what i knew at the time. >> zimmerman was released from jail after raising 10% of has $150,000 bail. criminal attorney mark geragos says this money discovery could put him back behind bars am. >> if you've got more money stashed in an account, that basically you didn't earn and somebody gave to you, and you could put it as bond, that gives concern. >> zimmerman's attorney says the money is 99 -- in an account that no one can answer. >> reporter: the reverend jesse jackson brought up the trial thursday. >> on the witness stand, was able to say to the judge that he was destitute and poor. >> reporter: that seemed to
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spur a fund for the martin family. his father says it means a lot. >> the thing that is keeping us going as a family is the support that we're getting from all over. >> reporter: today, the judge said he did not want to make a snap decision about raising raising zimmerman's bond. zimmerman faces life in prison, if he's convicted of the shooting death of trayvon martin. a former aide to john edwards said he felt threatened by edwards when he asked him to tell the truth about his mistress. the former senator has denied misusing campaign funds to hide his affair and baby with rielle hunter. young said he pretended to be the child's father to protect edwards. when he confronted edwards about coming clean, he said edwards drove him through a remote area, where he worried he was going to be killed. tensions over race sparked
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violence and chaos in the streets of los angeles. bigad shaban revisits the hardest-hit communities for wjz. >> reporter: hilda johnson has worked at this los angeles grocery store for nearly three decades. she watched in horror, as the original market and much of south l.a., burned dot -- to the ground, 20 years ago, during one of the nation's worst race riots. >> it looked like a war zone. it looked like it was terrible. it was bad to see. to see everything burning, smoke for days. >> reporter: looters set the market on fire. >> the store was completely destroyed. completely. wasn't nothing standing. >> reporter: thousands rampaged the streets, after a jury acquitted four white police officers, who were caught on video, beating rodney king. 55 people were killed in the riots. and more than 2,000 injured. >> reporter: much of the rioting took place here in what was called south central los angeles. the l.a. city council changed the name
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to south l.a. nine years ago, in hopes of replacing the area's violent image. >> it was so bad, the police pulled out. >> reporter: after witnessing the violence, businessman john bryant started the nonprofit, operation hope. it helps at-risk youth, teaching them about business, as well as providing loans to small business owners. >> i stopped focusing on me, myself, and i and started focusing on we, why, and what we can do. >> reporter: operation hope took them on a bus tour to revisit what happened and celebrate the progress over the past two decades. we are not where we need to be. but we're a long way from where we were 20 years ago. >> reporter: there is also evidence it's now a better place. in los angeles, bigad shaban, wjz eyewitness news. >> and nearly a year later, the four police officers were tried in federal court. back then, two were sentenced to two years in prison for violating roadway rodne -- rodney king's civil rights.
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it's been one decade since the powerful twister struck la plata, killing three people and flattening buildings. now, the tornado cut a path, spanning 800 miles. causing more than $100 million in damage. meteorologist tim williams is live with a closer look back at that destruction. i know you remember it well, tim. >> we do, kai. as a matter of fact, i think you reported from the scene down there during that time. there has not been a twister as powerful as la plata since then. another ef4 near la plata. and others in garrett and allegheny counties. those date back to the 1920s, 1940s and back up into the 90s, of course, and then 10 years ago, for the la plata tornado that we're tauging about. and as -- talking about. and as the enhanced fujita scale shows, ranging from 100
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to 200 miles an hour. la plata, since then, has a state of the art warning system it didn't have at the time. only 1% of tornadoes reported are ef4 or 5. maryland sees an average of 3 to four tornadoes per year. the second leg of the triple crown is just weeks away. and underarmour may have a different starter. kevin plank is on a mission to get people excited about maryland horse racing again. >> reporter: underarmour ceo, kevin plank wanted to get maryland back on track. and he's doing just that. purchasing the historic saga more farm in 2007. plank and his team are rebuilding the farm's reputation. >> we think we can run a successful, breeding operation here in maryland. so there's a lot of things we're going to have to do that are new and different. there's a lot of things we're just going to have to breathe to life. >> enter tiger walk, likely to
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be a new shooter for the 137th preakness stakes. >> there's probably no other day that the entire world is watching. that's the preak rns. >> reporter: a shot in the arm, just two years after the financial future of the preakness was at stake. there was talk, the preakness may be moved because maryland couldn't afford it. >> we can't let that race go away. it's important. i think people just forgot about that. so i'm very lucky. hopefully we can remind people about it. >> reporter: with 28 horses of racing age, plank and his team have an exciting year ahead. >> our mission is to win the triple crown. and stay posted. stay tuned. we'll be there someday. >> we'll be watching. jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news. >> if i was a horse that, is where i would want to be, for sure. plank will be well represented preakness weekend.
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humble and hungry will race. time for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. what's next for the super block, now the state's highest court has turned out a challenge to the east side redevelopment plan. what frank robinson thinks about having a statue unveiled at camden yards saturday. and an analysis of the ravens picks in the nfl draft. for these stories and more, remember to look for the updated forecast, from wjz's first warning weather team. 48 philadelphia coworkers cash in on 172.7 million dollar lottery jackpot. all of the winning employees work, at least for now, at septa, the southeastern pennsylvania transit authority. the winners range from janitors to accountants ask have been in an office pool for years. news of their big wins spread fast. >> 1:00 this rfn. -- afternoon. this buzz went through the 20- story office building. did you hear?
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did you hear? is it a rumor? and then people started fessing up. >> if the winners take the cash option, they will split $107 million. they all have chose tone remain anonymous. that -- chosen to remain anonymous. it's so fun. >> great. happy for them. and said except they might be hiring at septa. >> that's right. anybody need a job? >> exactly. still ahead on eyewitness news. fast food lawsuit. why kfc is ordered to pay millions of dollars to a little girl. a local doctor offers breast cancer patients new hope. i'm monique griego. coming up, how he's getting them to love their love handles. bob turk. first warning weather center. late day showers coming our way tomorrow. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. and here's today's report from wall street. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] with xfinity,
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clear skies out there
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tonight. once again, a frost and freeze advisory. north and west of the baltimore washington area. could see some frost in the morning. but it will warm up a little bit tomorrow. however, the clouds will come in. and during the afternoon, probably after 4:00 or so, some showers may be developing, only in the mid- to upper 50s tomorrow. tim has a look at that five-day forecast. there is good news later on. tim? >> well, it does improve, as early as sunday afternoon, after that rain moves out of here early sunday. we'll start to see potentially clearing and maybe sunshine sunday afternoon. 64 sunday. up into the upper 60s on monday. 70 on tuesday. near 80 on wednesday. both of those days, with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. very summer-like pattern, as the weather gets warmer. now, for your energy saver tip of the day. in winter, it's suggested to open shades on sunny days on help warmer rooms. but to keep rooms cooler, install shades, awnings or sun screens on windows facing south and/or west to bloc daytime light. for more information on how to
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become an energy saver gto, scroll down the right- hand side of the page and click on our special section. a man takes hostages in central london and threatens to blow himself up. investigators say the man was tossing office supplies, including computer monitors from a building when they arrived on the scene. witnesses say the suspect took four people hostage and threatened to detonate gas cannisters he was carrying. police were able to arrest him without injuries. they believe he had something against the company. osama binosama bin laden's wives and children were flown to pakistan today. this comes after weeks of negotiations. tina kraus reports for wjz, from london. >> reporter: binosama binosama bin laden's widows refused to show their faces. so police used sheets to shield them from the media. pakistani authorities say 14 members of bin laden's family, made the move from pakistan to saudi arabia recall friday morning. -- early friday morning. binbin laden's wives and children have been under arrest
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in the house for near low a year, after since the raid that killed the al qaeda chief last may. a team of u.s. navy seals gunned down bin laden, after the cia tracked the 54-year-old to a secret compound in pakistan. pakistani intelligence agents charged and eventually convicted bin laden's wives and two grown daughters, with living in the country illegally. their prison term ended earlier this month. outside pakistan, the family could reveal details about how the world's most wanted man was able to hide for years. and whether pakistan's powerful military helped protect him. >> reporter: some questioned whether saudi arabia would allow has wives -- his wives and children into the country, after bin laden denounced the saudi royal family and his citizenship in 1994. and now, bin laden's wealthy extended family will support them. in london, tina kraus, wjz eyewitness news. >> two of bin bin laden's wives are from saudi arabia.
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the third is from yemen. kfc is ordered to pay millions of dollars to an off australian girl, poisoned by its food. the 14-year-old will receive $8.3 million. when she was 7, she ate a chicken twister wrap that was contaminated with salmonella. kfc must pay up. but the company says it plans to appeal the decision. in today's healthwatch, a new blood-pumping device may provide hope for thousands ever people waiting for a heart transplant. it sucks blood into the aorta. and replaces the pumping function of the heart. it's connected to a tube that exits through the abdomen and hooks into a battery. the next step is for the fda to approve it. also in healthwatch, love handles are quickly becoming a loved feature by many breast cancer patients. monique griego has more on how love handles are offering new hope.
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>> i feel really good. >> reporter: laura taylor looks and feels like a new woman, so much so, it's hard to believe just two years okay, she received a devastating breast cancer diagnosis. >> i had to sit and wonder, what was i going to do? i knew immediately that i wanted mastectomies. >> reporter: unitedbut even as a nursing professor at johns hopkins, taylor didn't know all of her options. >> i was unsure. hino idea. >> reporter: then she was introduced to dr. john rad. >> oftentimes plastic surgeons will tell patients that implants are really their only option. and that's really not true. >> reporter: dr. rad told taylor she was the new patient for a -- perfect patient from a new love handle option. doctors would take the fat from her hip to her breast. >> i was all over it. i even jumped off the table to show him i had what he needed. >> nobody likes love handles. and to be able to rebuild
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breast tissues completely, and slim the waistline even more. that's something what that is-- that is attractive to patients. >> reporter: the surgery is complex. and dr. rad is one of the only doctors to perform it. 18 months after surgery, taylor is enjoying her new body and hopes other women find options. >> the fact that it was me was just totally the perfect touch. >> reporter: monique griego, wjz eyewitness news. >> the love handle surgery and all reconstruction procedures are covered by insurance. dr. rad says women need to make sure they go to a doctor who is qualified to perform it. check in with eyewitness news at 6:00, for these stories and more, coming up, denise is standing by, with a preview. >> chilling details. new information information on exactly how phylicia barnes was killed. as the man accused appears in court. also ahead, a maryland teen. another face in the crowd. until he became the face of terror. >> highway does a -- how does a
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young man from baltimore county end up working for al qaeda? >> what drove majid con to terror? next. check in for these stories. and of course, we'll have all of the breaking news. now, back to kai and mary. still ahead on eyewitness news. in flight healthcare. a plane quarantined at a chicago airport. now, the government reveals why. what caused panic among passengers. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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a plane is quarantined at chicago's midway airport. a passenger sparks a health scare the 50-year-old woman had been visiting yugonda before changing planes in detroit. mike parker has beyond the board panic. on landing, a public health emergency was declared and the plane was quarantined. chicago fire department paramedics right-handed to a report that one passenger might have an infectious disease. a woman who was flying from yuganda. other passengers were nervous. >> initially, everyone was just covering their mouth to make sure we're not breathing something weird. >> you're in a teeny tiny plane and the guy next to me is
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coughing. >> as paramedics examined and took pictures of her mysterious rash to be sent to health officials, tension on board grew. >> i'm sorry. going to wick peda, trying to find out what is in yuganda. and they started saying -- we're reading ebola virus and small pox. >> reporter: finally, health officials determined the rash was probably bed bug bites. >> they said it was probably bed bug bites. but they wanted to make sure it was completely safe for us to leave. >> that must have been a great relief to you and the passengers. >> yes. it was tiring just sitting there. >> the ill passenger was advised to seek medical care. and the rest of the passengers were released from the plane. still ahead on eyewitness news. building their case. i'm mike hellgren, with bombshell new developments in the phylicia barnes murder case. case. the latest details ,,,,,,,,,, i'm more of an absentee plant parent.
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coming up right now on wjz eyewitness news at 6:00. chilling details. a bail hearing for the man charged with killing phylicia barnes, has relearned more about how she died. wjz is live with a new revelation. justice for yeardley. the massive lawsuit against killer george huguely. will the family ever see a dime? social services office, tighter restrictionsafter a mother attacks her baby. i'm gigi barnett.
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that story next. what about the weekend? don't miss the update the first warning weather forecast. >> check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> wjz eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now. facing a judge. no bail for the man charged with killing phylicia barnes. >> tonight, the evidence against him. and new details on how the teen died. >> hello, everybody. i'm denise koch. >> and i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about tonight. >> chilling details on how police say michael johnson killed phylicia barnes and moved her body. the revelation comes a short time ago, at johnson's bail hearing. wjz is live downtown, and mike mike


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