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long that i'm just shocked, and of course you know, knowing that it was your child that was affected is ten times more heart wrenching. >> dennise is the mother of the girl of the latest incident. they both go to the middle school and they say it was a his panic male that approached them and they're increasing patrol around the area and at bus stops where kids are dropped off from the school. >> it's not just her that comes down, it's a group of girls, and the fact that right at the street there's an open field that backs up to 665, and god forbid one of them get yanked into the field and something happens to them. >> they don't know if they're related to each other, but both locations a dark blue vehicle was tinted windows was observed. if you have information contact the annapolis police. >> now if you've seen anything suspicious you're asked to
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call annapolis police. 410-268-9000. an 18-year-old bel air man facing charges for pointing an air gun at passing school buses near hafrp ton hamton school buses. they received several phone calls about a man pointing a gun at school buses. they found him and a pellet pistol with the orange tip painted over. last night we told you about a shady lock smith. in many situations they would have been better off broking a window to get inside. joce sterman has some tips to make sure you don't get ripped off. >> >> it happens to everyone.
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>> not everyone pays the price that fer demando did for just a few minute of work. >> it looked smooth and professional until i got the bill which was for over $800. >> he is one of dozens consumers complaining about lock smith joe horton and claimed he charged outrages prices, and the attorney general agrees. he's issued a cease and order. >> we want them to conduct themselves like other lock smiths. >> and when it comes to legitimate lock smith, the better business bureau have a lot of advice. they say have one in mind before you ever need one. >> it's sort of like buying insurance anticipating that something could happen. this is your insurance. >> you can research them on the bbb website find one that
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you can trust and program their number for the future. if you're unprepared, call around and get estimates over the phone and in writing before the work can begin. >> basically you're looking on an average of around 100 to $125. evenings maybe 150 to $200 and that's normal. >> extreme conditions might raise the price, and if you require extra parts might be extra fees. but before you decide, find a price that's reasonable, or you might have to do something unreasonable yourself. >> once it goes above $200 break a window and insurance 100 bucks and you're good. >> this is he opted to pay the high bill, but hoping others learn a lesson from him. >> it would be nice to get money back, but it would be nice if he stopped do this.
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>> since that story aired, we heard from people they feel they were overcharged by joe horton. if this happened to you, contact the attorney general's office and filed a complaint. 410 -528-8662 or go to the home page with the website on your screen. and now to the latest on a homeless man that stole and crashed a small plane in frederick. they ordered him to pay restitution and caused $12,000 in damage. 51-year-old has served half of his nine-month sentence. well, tonight the oil spill crisis is heading into it's
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fifth week with confusion spreading like the crude into the gulf of mexico. no one knows just how much or just where it's head he had or just how to stop it. one congressman called it the worst environmental disaster in our history. >> for much of the gulf coast, it's a welcome break. >> within the next 72 hours, we expect no shore line impact from the oil spill in either mississippi, al bam skw or florida. >> but not in louisiana where the beach is now closed and governor wants more land bridges to protect wildlife areas. >> make no mistake about this. this is a marathon event. it's not done until the wetlands, coastal areas, is restored to it's prespill healthy status.
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>> bp has managed to siphon off 5,000 barrels of oil from the leak, and that was the official estimate of the total leak. we know more continues to pour into the gulf. >> we're putting the range 40,000 to 100,000 barrels a day. >> asked for the protection agency to find a less toxic chemical disbursement and bp said they found none. they found one-quarter of organisms died where it's used. the xach ration is visible on president barack obama's face. >> we have to plug the hole. exasperation is visible on president barack obama's face. >> we have to plug the hole. n a worst case scenario it could go on until august. abc news, washington. >> that massive oil spill is ruining the excitement for this opening of a new international airport in the florida pan
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handle. the panama airport will serve delta airlines and flights that include baltimore. they hope to bring towerists to their beaches and known for their lovely white sand, but so far it has stayed away from that area. but they say the work to restore the beaches. and for continuing coverage log on to www.abc2news.com and find our special gulf oil spill section. well today president barack obama signed a policy requiring the government to have tougher mileage and emoigs standards for trucks. in 20 years he wants them to use half the fuel and half the pollution. he's calling for the standards to put in effect with big rig and work trucks for the first time and wants stronger standards for cars and light trucks. well marryyland is expanding
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oyster farming to more shell fish farming. they want to push the growth of commercial oyster farming. under the plan the state would expand the oyster farms from 9% of available waters to 25% while offering 600,000 acres of water for those wanting to raise shell fish. >> right now we're 10 to 15 years behind virginia and decades behind other state and is countries in oyster culture and hopefully we can catch up with the rest of the world. >> they may an important role in filtering water. it was a beautiful day, great start to the weekend, sunny skies, warm temperatures, but it's friday, so will this weather stick around.
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wyatt everhart in the storm center. >> it was a beautiful day. humidity count coming back, and starting to feel the first taste of late spring into early summer. 86 the high, and 90 today in frederick so parts of maryland got very, very hot, and some fog cover making it's way from the west and not particle thick yet but that will change overnight. this evening we stay dry. 80s into the 70s cloudy and warm conditions developing. the weekend there's a couple of different twists in the forecast you'll want to stick around for. >> traffic warning for you tonight. you might want to stay away from cold spring lane. a 12-inch main rup chered. it is closed between hartford and hellen road. this section of the road is
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currently a detour. in tonight's consumer alert, another recall for toyota. the auto maker is recalling about 3,800 lexus sedan to fix a steering wheel problemment this comes after a recall in japan and effects ls 600 hsedan they'll contact owners to have the repairs taken care of. tonight friends and family morning the loss of stephen wright the republican candidate died in a crash. how his friends are remembering him. and we're going to show you five ways to wake up refreshed every morning. plus a new approach to treating breast cancer. we'll tell you about less invasive treatments to shrink
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tumors. currently 79 degrees in baltimore right now. we have a complooes weekend forecast coming up. [ male announcer ] are you watching cable?
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. >> we've been giving you tips to get a better night sleep. to cap off sleep night. sherrie johnson sits down with the sleep doctor to find out five ways to wake up refreshed. >> if you have trouble sleeping, you're not alone. almost everyone occasionally suffers from short-term insomnia. according to the national institute of health about half of all people over 65 have frequent sleeping problems and 40 million americans have colonic sleep disorder. sleep problems affect every aspect of your life, learning,
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memory, metabolism, and your immune system. she specializes in sleep medication and recently they have been busy with more and more patients. >> we see things like apnea where people stop breathing for several hours sleeping at night, resless leg syndromes, and moving and walking actually improves those symptoms. >> for people looking for a good night sleep, they offer five ways to wake up refreshed. first, relax before you go to sleep. keep your room for three ss, sleep, sex. keep your bedroom cool and dark.
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avoid bright lights and following those tips will help you have a good night sleep and wake up refreshed and ready for the day. sherrie johnson abc 2 news. >> and more and more people are turning to sleep centers for help this is a problem and at times they have have a five-month wait. they've added additional clinics to accommodate more people. >> now the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate and maryland's most powerful. >> there we are. we're back. >> yeah. back and ready to rock. the weekend forecast right now is looking not as nice as the last day or two, but it doesn't look like a steady rain. on and off showers, and a little cooler because today with near 90s. it was a little hot. let's take a look outside. not bad. muggy day. we've had a mixture of clear
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skies and clouds throughout the afternoon. most of the cloud cover holding out in western maryland. 86 degrees right now, humidity at 32% and muggier yesterday and moisture until the air and southeast braze will do that. our time lapse throughout the afternoon you can see clear skies and the clouds come back a little thicker and get some clearing and leading edge of approaching weather maker that will bring showers for the weekend and you can see parksville on and off with the clouds. and tomorrow will start out that way, but clouds will thicken up and chance of showers come in the afternoon. this morning we're down in the upper low 70s and our high temperature is much more impressive, though. these were above average. 86 from baltimore about 11 or 12 about the normal here, and 84 from dallas and you get the
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idea. it was waum and humidity came back a bit. wind we had out of the south, and it was a bit of a warm breeze bringing in some rather above average temperatures. take a look at this. a couple of showers beginning to develop. again the clouds that we saw on and off you can see a break in the action right now some clearing going on and out to the west this is the leading edge of our next weather maker. this is not the kind of storm we had this week that cooled us down and kept that steady rain and thick deck over us. weaker storm especially as it comes tomorrow, and there will be a chance for showers and hit and miss tomorrow afternoon and then into the day on sunday, and in the mane time a warm evening as that southerly braze keeps flowing. off to the west, here is the core of the storm over southern michigan. not a dramatic cool down. i will drop into the mid-70s but no dramatic cool down left in
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the outlook and i'm sure we're past that. our forecast model as we go to the overnight period, increasing clouds, and i think saturday will be fine early on in the day we won't see as much sunshine and it's this, the main part of disturbance coming overnight and into the day on sunday that could provide a better chance for these showers and at times we'll see the clearings, too. but not a wash out but little bit on the members of the juriy side compared to the last few days. 52, mostly cloudy overnight and then the day tomorrow go with a high temperature of about 76 and that will be cooler but more seasonal and see breaks of sunshine at times and then a chance for hit and miss showers tonight, too and tonight looks fantastic and seven day, we don't see dramatic cool offs at all, and after a bit of a cool down this weekend, we warm up into the upper # 0s and 80s looks like
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the warm weather is here to stay. >> thanks. 6th graders are talking about some serious world issues, but they're using a less conventional way to do it. it's their puppet show as part of their community service credit and put it on at the maryland zoochl. they talked about the environment. and teachers say the children love the animal issues. >> fun to research and it was fun interest them we let them pick topics that were interesting to them and they loved it. >> the younger students, this is the perfect thing for them. we can use the puppet shows that they've given us, and it's a fantastic opportunity for us to educate the younger students. >> in the past the children wrote to delegates about their cherns and now getting more creative. >> an alternative approach to treating breast cancer. we're going to look at how some
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doctors are shrinking tumors. plus convenient store clerk takes on a robber. what the clerk almost did when the suspect tried to steal money. [ male announcer ] are you watching cable?
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. >> i'm christian schaffer and new information on a sudden death of a man. doctors say not enough women are looking at their cholesterol numbers. battling beatles. we'll show you the colorful way the state is handling and a look at lost finale coming up at
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5:30. >> there's word of a new approach to breast cancer treatment for women that might result in less extensive surgery. timothy johnson has to story. >> a new study of breast cancer patients have concerned that antiestrogen drugs given prior to surgery can shrink tumors. in some cases tumors can be treated with less extensive operations. 352 post menopausal women were studied. they all had type of tumors that are stimulated by estrogen. they suspected by cutting off the estrogen supply, they would get smaller and could be removed with breast conserving techniques. each woman was categorized by what type of surgery would be needed to remove the tumor.
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three different categories. then the women received one of three antiestrogen drugs for 16 weeks before surgery. when their tumors were reevaluated 82% of the marginal cases, 51 of the mas et et mas ectomy underwent successful members of the juriry. with this medical minute, i'm dr. tim othy johnson. >> the tv show lost is coming to an end. we have a snaek peak coming up and that's just 2 minutes away.
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>> a republican candidate for hartford county executive was killed in a car wreck last night. i'm christian schaffer and they say that stephen wright's car veered off the road before 7:00 and brian keubler has that story tonight. >> a tea party member and influential person in hartford county, stephen wright had his eye on the county executive seat this fall. his dream and life veered off wheel road in bel air last night striking this utility pole. >> it is hard. it's very hard to have such you know someone like that leave. especially at such a young age. >> kim wagner is a dhar of the republican party. she describes

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