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passionate and a family man. his opponent and current county executive david krig issued this statement, my wife me linda and i grieve over the loss of a friend we have known for 25 years and extend our deepest sympathy. many are shocked over what police called an unfortunate accident. >> there's no sign of speed. there was no sign that looked like he was trying to avoid anything. again, no evidence of drugs or alcohol, an zebt. >> the sheriff's department says the road might not have been a factor. this is a windy road where cars speed through all the time. >> witnesses tell the sheriff's office that it appeared stephen wright had a medical issue. certainly a possible cause to this deadly wreck. >> i didn't believe it. i'm having a hard time believing it now. i mean after today it's been a
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long day, but very difficult to believe. >> a party and community struggling over the loss of such a well-known and well respected man. in hartford county, brian keubler abc 2 news. >> yeah. writing was going to take on another republican in the primary in september. hartford county man faces assault charges after he tried to escape police and a pit bull attacked an officer. this happened in charles county and they say 35-year-old joseph heard police were on his way and left his girlfriend's house and unchained a pit bull and it attacked the officer forced to shoot and kill it. more police arrived and took him into custody. a court date for hell hellen hotelon has been set.
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judge plans to hear it from october 5th through 8th prosecutors tried to he reinstate if they will have theft charges in that. after a dreary start to the week, we're off to a great start todd start to the weekend. here is wyatt everhart in the storm center. >> it would have been a nice day to take a ride on a boat out there. you can see that breeze going, and warm stuff out there and take a look at our visible satellite loop with cloud cover moving in and we had clouds moving on and off and thicker cloud cover on the way in and there's showers beginning to develop way to the west. it's going to take a while to get in here and i think we're dry the rest of the night and dry early in the morning, and then down into the 70s and get milder
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overnight and we'll feature some turns in the forecast, and we'll break that all down for you in a couple of minutes! now for a look at tonight's top stories. more police are on control in baits school in annapolis. one girl was offered a ride and one was grabbed from behind. clean up and containment efforts continue in the gulf of mexico, but from gulf coast to washington, officials are losing patience with bp as estimates of how much oil has spilled increased. it's been one month since the rig exploded and now thick globs of oil have been washing up in areas along the gulf coast. and another recall involving toyota's luxury line ls sedan's and eats 2009 and 2010
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ls 460 and lexus dalers will be contacts owners to have the repairs done. checking the economy and wall street. end of the week on a positive note. they picked up 125 points for the dow, and nasdaq gained 25 points and up 16. it has been called the most sleeping wall since the great depression and passed last night. financial reform bill calls for regulators to liquidate troubled banks and create a bur ree to oversee consumer production. president barack obama stays it's not to punish banks but some claim it goes too far. >> immaterial you just to understand how wide-ranging this bill is. it's going to get into everyone's pockets. i'm talking about individuals.
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>> we could continue to see wide swinings up and down in the near future. marriland's unemployment rate has dropped slightly. the department of labour licensing and regulations says this is the first monthly drop since december of 2007. nationally, unemployment rate is at 9%. . and remember every wednesday abc 2 news is helping people get back to work. you can log on to www.abc2news.com, click on get back to work, and then best resume, we have resume for people looking for a job, information how to make your next career move as well. www.abc2news.com the place to go. heart disease is the number one killer of women across america and tonight doctors want you to know more about your cholesterol so you can avoid becoming a statistic. after six seasons, time to say goodbye to lost. looking for clues about the
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>> high cholesterol in women can cause heart disease or
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early death. >> since her early 20s, aaron has had a high cholesterol level over 200. she never thought about her numbers until nine years ago. >> i was coughing up pink stuff. >> it's called redheaded ash border. this is another thing that attacks. >> looks like we lost that tape there. doctors say surviving a heart attack doesn't have to affect your sex life. many heart attack survivors are afraid to have sex but it's safe to resume as soon as you can handle moderate exercise. fewer than half of men and one-third of women get that advice leaving the hospital. the odds a basic type of beatle
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is wiping out ash trees and they're adding some color to the trees and i'll tell you why. [ male announcer ] are you watching cable?
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>> some trees in maryland received a make over thanks to pesky new residents beetles have invaded the state and so ash trees have purple and green traps. >> if you live in maryland and have an ash tree in your neighborhood, you might notice something other than leaves hanging from it.
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>> purple trap and is green traps have some attraction from the beetles. and we're surveying the rest of the state to ensure that this is the only area of the state that it occurs. >> we've got one here, one here, one here. >> green and purple prisms are non toxic to pets and human, but are very sticky and very messy. we don't recommend doing this at home. >> residents worry about their trees. >> it's better than some of the ones on the block, but it a slow bloomer and takes a long time for the leaves to come out and we thought it was dead for a long time over the winter it looked like it wasn't going to make it. >> this is incredible. there's five holes right here. there's two here.
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this is why the trees go in decline. there's so many beetles attacking this tree all the nutrients have been cut off, and it starts dying from the top of the tree down. >> adult emerald ash beetles feed on the leaves, lay eggs and larva develops under the bark. >> just looking on the outside of the wood, it's not that evident. when you remove the bark and see this, you have a big problem. >> we weren't successful in our rad if itification, but we were successful in keeping them in check. >> well that shot under the bark was nasty. some people say a planned commercial bed is close to a neighborhood and asking the state to rethink their plans. they said commercial climbing will clog the boat ramp into the bay. they said it would lead to thousands of truck trips to a
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quiet residential area. two sides are being considered. they're located about a mile at green run near the public landing. >> now, the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate and maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >> still says 86 down there. >> balmy day. >> yes. 90 degrees plus today in western maryland. we'll see things cool off a bit this weekend. scattered showers, widely scattered. let's take a look right now. pretty decent day here. warm, generally it's been sunny, and we've had passing clouds at times. 86 degrees right now at bwi and some parts of maryland hitting
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90 and things will get muggy as we head into the evening on that south breeze. baltimore through the day today, we had weather clouds and high tlin stratus deck and some sunshine coming through. german town a while sky and you can see a couple of puffy qume lus clouds and stratus deck going in the other direction, and pretty interesting as we look at the weather cameras in motion. our lows in the upper 50s and 55 from eastern, and a relatively cool start but didn't long to warm things up big time. 8 the current and high temperature for bwi and 84 in ocean city not too cool either, and 82 towards the beach. our winds out of the south, but
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a light breeze from the south all day long, our radar view see cloudy skies just west of maryland. here in maryland we have a cloudy sky and to the west few more clouds. these showers will take a while to get into our neck of the woods, and pretty big time storms flaring up into michigan scattered light to moderate rain showers and hit and miss stuff through the weekend and you can see widely scattered clouds will you the weekend and last into most of our sunday. in the meantime, a warm and balmy evenings and dry throughout friday night, and you have no headaches as you head to the friday night, and it will drop us into the 70s for tomorrow and sunday. our forecast model, we cloud up as we go into the day tomorrow, but chance for showers generally holding off until the afternoon, and any time after 4 or 5:00 look for scattered shower action to come in and hit
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and misrain showers, too. not a steady rain and if i told you what day of the weekend to see showers, sunday. i think saturday won't be too bad at least until the afternoon. overnight, 57 mostly cloudy and some mild conditions overnight, and then tomorrow not too bad. 76, variably cloudy, and it will be really on and off stuff, and then the showers will be on and off tomorrow night into the day on sunday. a little more in the way of shower activity on sunday it would appear 73 degrees and into our day on monday. still a chance for showers or storm. drier and hotter as we head into next week looking for temperatures to sore right back into the 80s. >> thanks a lot. brett michaels is after a warning stroke. he's recovering from a brain hem orrhage was experienced numbness in face and hands and diagnosed
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it as a hole in his heart. >> having a hole in the heart that has not been discovered, this was bound to happen, it's a matter of when. >> all kind of problems. they're urging him not to appear on the apprentice live season finale, but he said he might ignore doctors and sick and tired of being in the hospital and ready to rock again. if you've been on a desert island yourself, you probably know that abc's hit eargies lost is going to end on sunday night. it will take 2 and a half hours to wrap it all up and what's in store for the cast aways? mark mullen looks for clues. >> the television event of the decade. how will it all end. >> for six seasons devoted fans
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of the tv show lost have waited for sunday hoping they will answer all of the plot's lingering questions. >> that plane won't be able to leave the island. >> neither will we. >> they say they long knew how they wanted the series to end. but told dianne sawer they were just fiddling with the ending a few days ago. >> we were changing the last puzzle piece. >> viewers weren't sure what to expect when they debuted in 2004 is series that followed the lives of plane crash survivors on a trop call island, a that battered a smoke monster and each other into a plot that incorporated time travel, metology and lots of surprises. >> they were on the first plane. >> viewers loved it and so did the actors. >> every year it's a different format.
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it a treat to get to work on stuff like this. >> help! >> but how will the series end. >> i think it wraps up really well. >> more expense and hype that will have viewers tuning in on sunday hoping to learn the mysteries of the island and not leave the series feeling lost. abc news los angeles. >> kelly swoope is going to be watching the two and a half hour lost airs here on sunday at 9:00 followed by abc news at 11:30 and stay up to catch a special jimmy kimmel live and expected to join by actors. how much would you pay for a movie? families in the big apple forking over plenty of green to see shrek ever after. they plan to charge $20 for an adult ticket. a theater is dharageing $16.50
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and it is the series fourth installment and first to be in 3d. >> lots more coming up all new at 6:00. i'm kelly swoope. a woman is murdered in the bathtub, and her killer sets the home on fire. what might be behind the attack. and not a good day to be traveling inter interstate 970. and now we've got a preview of what's coming your way in the news at 6::00. so, what do you think?
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>> welcome back the owners of a convenient store keep a bat behind the counter hoping they don't have to use it. earlier this week glen had a problem of encountering a man, and got a can of, well you know. >> he came behind me and per sued me and gave up on that idea and went back to the register. when i saw he wasn't paying attention to me, i walked up and grabbed the bat next to him and just kind of went to work on him. >> went to work on him. cloud says he got a few good
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swings and hurt the guy that got away with nothing. >> women say sexual harassment happens more than people think. on abv what would you do harasses a female employee, then announces her like a prize to men. [ inaudible ] >> hi i'm jen. [ laughter ] >> what would you do? what if the outcome was different a woman wearing a tight red dress objected to the same had a rsment and interesting to what they do, and what would you do. spreading happiness. sometimes we can forget how far a kind guesture can go.
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>> abc 2 news at 6:00. >> a suspect in an intentional drowning a arson fire tells police he herd voices telling him to murder everyone inside the home. good evening i'm kelly swoope. the suspect jeffery of middle town delaware hurt his victims. victims that ended in the delt of a north east woman. >> the fire erupted late tuesday. >> neighbors on the street reported smoke and flames from the building. >> and the same neighbors would pull two men out of the home. >> the house is on fire next door and that scared me to death, and they got me out of here. >> it wasn't until the next day that 25-year-old jefry tued

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