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coming up on eyewitness news, the man accused of breaching security at newark liberty airport is now released from police custody. protecting our children. maryland lawmakers are looking closer into protecting children after a death of a maryland girl. coming up on eyewitness news, we speak with stephanie rawlings-blake as she prepares to take on the role as mayor. that story straight ahead. and bernad,,,,,,,,
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released from custody. he prompted a nationwide halt to air travel and tonight he is a free man. that is causing an uproar. >> thank you for joining us. i'm adam may. it has been a week since the security scare at newark liberty airport. we have learned the man behind
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the breach has been released from custody and he is facing a minor fine. karen brown is reporting from new jersey with the latest. >> reporter: haisong jiang faced the media outside the police station. the last time he saw police, he ducked under a barrier and snuck under the barrier to walk his girlfriend into a gate. >> it makes you pause that it could happen at a major hub like newark. >> reporter: jiang will be arraigned on trespassing and faces a small fine. some are demanding a stiffer penalty. >> we want the federal government to have jurisdiction there and allow him to go to jail, if possible. >> reporter: there is new
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information that there could be a similar attempt in the future besides the christmas day attempted bombing. cbs news learned that close to 20 other young muslim men were being prepared in yemen to use the same technique to blow up planes. >> there are hundreds of these terrorists around the world that have gone through training camps in pakistan and yemen and other countries that want to an attack us in the united states. >> reporter: this family in finland will keep flying. >> we cannot live with the fear. we have to live our lives. >> reporter: he says, if not, the terrorists have won. in newark, new jersey, karen brown, cbs news. >> speaking of air travel, an event in the sky for airtran passengers as the tsa says a flight on the way from atlanta to san francisco had to be
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diverted to colorado springs due to an unruly passenger. he locked himself in the bathroom and what he did next was frightening. >> unruly passenger came out of the bathroom with no shoes or socks and a razor. >> they tasered the man. he fell to the ground. >> bomb-sniffing dogs searched the plane. no explosives or evidence of terrorism were found. after a three-hour delay, the plane continued on to the destination of san francisco. maryland will discussion stiffer laws for child sex offenders. wee have suzanne collin was
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more. sarah haley foxwell's body was found in the woods on christmas day. thomas james leggs has been convicted twice in the past with sexual child abuse. >> if we lose one child to murder, that is one child too many. when these things happen, it fires all of us -- inspires all of us to ask what can we do to better safeguard lives of our children? >> reporter: the governor tells eyewitness news that he thinks lawmakers will debate similar bills like similar to this crime. when a child sex offender serves his full sentence, the
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state can do no more. there is talk to use civil laws to prove a person still dangerous to children. the head of the non-profit that advocates against child sex abuse says laws are important, but family members who educate their family the best protection. >> often times we know that people who know the child pose the greatest risk. >> reporter: two years ago, maryland passed jessica's law which requires 25-year sentences for child sex offenders. but good prisoners get good credits and get out early. >> i would be willing to sign a bill, but it would not have prevented this case. >> reporter: civil commitments of sex offenders after they
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have finish their sentences is not inexpensive. lawmakers will have decide if it is worth the cost. back to you. >> thank you. the supreme court has upheld civil commitments in other states. come february 4th, city council president stephanie rawlings-blake will become mayor of baltimore. it comes after sheila dixon announced her resignation. >> reporter: future mayor, stephanie rawlings-blake. she and the city commissioner were honored at a breakfast at martin's west. >> we know that this is a tough time in our city and a time of transition. as a member of the delegation and senior member of the
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delegation, we pledge absolute support to the mayor in the next several weeks and years. >> reporter: this as the council president prepares for her new position. beating with the fire chief. >> what is your biggest challenge? >> right now, it is the budget. that is the focus that i have right now. >> reporter: in addition to the budget, she cites public safety as a priority. >> we have to protect our core private. public safety and other -- priority. public safety and other public issues. >> reporter: stephanie rawlings- blake will assume the mayor position after sheila dixon resigned on january 4th. >> i pledge to make it a smooth transition. we will get through it. >> reporter: in addition to the vote of confidence, stephanie rawlings-blake took home an
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award for excellence. jessica kartalija, wjz 13 news. >> thank you. it is unclear if stephanie rawlings-blake will fill her staff openings with members of dixon's staff. let's turn to weather. we don't have to tell you it is a cold evening out there. a live look outside and you cannot see the frigid conditions, but you know it is a cold one. meteorologist bernadette woods is live in the weather center with the current conditions. >> we got up to 33, but when you factor in the wind chill, it was colder. let's show you first warning doppler weather radar. there is nothing going on in the area. we are down to 29 degrees right now. i want to show you after we drop into the teens. tomorrow, we don't warm up all that much. tomorrow's temperatures are still struggling to get to 30 degrees. when you factor in the wind, it will feel in the teens. the good news is, we could not tell you last week, we have a warm up this week. that is coming up in the forecast. thank you. firefighters rushed to the scene of a morning fire in
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northwest baltimore. it broke out in the 2600 quantico avenue. no one was injured and the cause of the blaze is under investigation. the mother and daughter barely escape a two-alarm fire in montgomery county. they were filling the kerosene heater when it exploded. they are being treated for burns and smoke inhalation. a county firefighter was hurt in the blaze. still to come on eyewitness news, an unbelievable act. a man caught right here on camera throwing a molotov cocktail at an unsuspects victim. home sweet home. new numbers are out for the housing industry, including here in baltimore city.
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a warehouse full of recyclable paper went up in flames in north carolina. when firefighters arrived, they decided it was too big to battle. the fire officials say it could take three days for the fire to burn itself out. in milwaukee, a man is caught on tape hurling a molotov cocktail in a
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convenience store. he was wearing a hockey mask. police are still searching for the suspect, but they believe he is connected to a group of juveniles. topp experts will testify in washington this week. authorities are jpmorgan chase will testify. the hearings will continue this wednesday and thursday. the financial crisis may have caused housing problems over the past few years. housing prices in the baltimore area rose in 2009. home sales increased by 3% compared to the year before. however, there is a downside here. the average sales price fell 9% compared to prices in 2008. sales have picked up due to the $8,000 first-time home buyer credit. if you are sitting at home
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tonight, i hope you have the fireplace roaring. it is another cold one. >> it will be cold. the winds are dying now. i want to show you that we are at 29 degrees. the dew point is at 8 degrees. we are dropping into the teens overnight. i'll have the rest of the weekend forecast when we come back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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well, you piqued my curiosity. a warm up coming? >> it will not be that warm. we have been solidly below that since the year started. the first day on january 1st, we got to 41 degrees early in the day. we have been in the 20s or 30s since then. we got above freezing today.
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we are on the way back down. 29 right now in baltimore. 15 in oakland. 27 degrees in ocean city. the winds northwest and not as high as the last round, but it feels colder. 16 degrees in hagerstown. 20 in cumberland. 23 in baltimore. take a look at how expansive this cold air is this time. we got above zero in fargo. we are in the 30s for the highs in dallas. we got into the 20s in new orleans and jacksonville. 42 degrees in miami right now. in orlando? this afternoon, it was 33 degrees. a lot of cold air for a lot of the country. we are in the middle of that. what is going to happen over the next few days is the cold air will ease. a front will pass by and we may get a flurry or two. after that, the warm up is
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coming. the cold air sticks around tomorrow. we struggle to get to 30 for the high. monday, we are still in the 30s, but not quite as bad. this is the front that comes through monday night into tuesday. maybe a few flurries with it. we will still be in the highs on tuesday in the 30s. after that, we jump back into the 40s. i'll show you that in a moment. small craft advisory with the winds out of the west. tomorrow, we are going up to 30 for the high. take a look at the next few days here. we creep these temperatures up. we are up to 36. monday, 38. by wednesday, 42 degrees. 46 on thursday. adam. thank you. if you have high blood pressure, like me, and get a cold... need a cold medicine with a heart.
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we are getting closer to the big game. >> new england favored by 3.5. they don't play the game on paper. the clock ticks towards noon tomorrow when the afc wild card showdown when the patriots and ravens will keep fans on the edge of their seats. it will be in massachusetts where the ravens look to avenge a 27-21 loss in the same stadium back in october. thestakess are higher. the loser goes home and the winner moves on. >> we have to go into their place and play a good game against them. it will take a lot on our part. we can do it. they have guys that can play. we will take the approach that
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we have to control what we can and we have the guys to match up with them. >> we will see if the purple birds can hand the patriots their first loss at home in nine tries this season. the playoffs tomorrow at 1:00 on wjz. if you missed it, new england was favored by 3.5. >> baltimore by 7. >> 3.5 to me means it could go either way. >> thank you. coming up at 11:00 on eyewitness news, a scam alert. police are searching for this man posing as a fire inspector for various businesses in the area. before you have that soda with your next meal, you may want to hear about a study about fecal contamination at soda fountains. watch "48 hours mystery" at 10:00 p.m. and followed by eyewitness news at 11:00. check this out, drivers in texas are derailed for quite some time. they are waiting for the
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world's longest train to pass. it is 18,000 feet long. halfway through fort worth on the way to long beach, california. the train is more than three miles long. it is carrying tractor-trailers and shipping containers out to the west coast. wow. that is it for us tonight. i'm adam may. thank you for watching eyewitness news. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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