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torrential rains in the midwest. serging entire towns. >> and more rains are expected to drench the already water- logged areas. >> i'm kai jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. floodwaters surge 3 feet deep in arcadia, wisconsin. rivers and streams continue to rise. entire neighborhoods are being forced to evacuate. >> basements are knee-deep in the floodwaters of wisconsin. and backyard swing sets are out of commission, while pumps work full-time to drain flooded properties. the city of arcadia is about
100 miles southeast of minneapolis, and it's taken the brunt. >> a lot of people are amazed. >> reporter: floodwaters surge through downtown, driving hundreds of people through their homes. roads collapsed into craters. and roe boats became the best form of transportation. city officials are keeping a worried eye on bulging rivers. >> and we're trying to plan for the river. right now, it's extremely high. >> minnesota is also in a state of emergency. hundreds are evacuated after thunderstorms brought up to 5 inches of rain turning backyards and basements into a flood zone. jeff dub says he's used to the weather. but this time, it's different. >> when it gets to a certain point, you start thinking, this is bad. >> reporter: another storm system is expected to move in on saturday. >> alexis christoforous, wjz
eyewitness news. things are dry in our area. in fact, we're close to breaking a record high temperature, or at least trying it. with all of the rain in the midwest, we could sure use it. out to the west, that front that gave those folks all of that rain has pretty much dried up. almost nothing along that front now. it all moved into portions of canada. a little rain there. but for us, temperatures this afternoon, at 95 degrees. and that ties the all-time record. there you go. on this date set back in 1970. so far, the low today. 70, our normal high is 76 degrees. and i guess the good news is, today may be our last 90-degree day. we've got much cooler weather headed our way for the weekend. mary? >> is that good news or bad news, bob? i'm not sure. all right. moving on at this hour, a
frightening school bus accident in harford county today is under investigation. denise has more. >> the accident involves a school bus, suv and a car. sky eye chopper 13 was over the scene. you can see, the impact of the collision was violent enough to push the bus onto its side. the driver was suv was taken to shock trauma. six students on the bus and the bus driver have minor injuries. the driver of the third vehicle was also injured. mary? >> all right, denise. thank you. route 155 is now reopened. five months after her tragic death, baltimore county native, yeardley love is on the minds of thousands in virginia today. the day of dialogue features a series of discussions in a resource fair. the 22-year-old was found dead in her off-campus apartment. her ex-boyfriend, george
huguely, also from maryland, is charged with her death. a young woman from maryland, who nearly died in a bombing in uganda continues. emily ker stetter is at johns hopkins hospital, where she's had nearly a dozen surgeries. her friends are holding a fundraiser tonight. the charity concert at our lady of perpetual health, starts at 6:30. 18 rock bands will perform. all monies raised will go directly to kerstetter. it is back to court for lindsay lohan. a judge refused bail after she refused drug-mandated drug testing. >> reporter: she entered in the essential hollywood starlet style, short skirt and high heels, dark sunglasses. lindsay lohan did not speak or cry during a brief court appearance. then she was led away in handcuffs to begin processing for her new look, one she's
worn before, jailhouse orange. >> she's going to go through the same physical and mental evaluation. she'll be housed as what we call a keep-away, because of the celebrity status that she has. lohan is back behind bars, after she violated probation on her 2007dui and drug arrest. she will remain there until a probation revocation hearing on october 22nd. >> legal analysts believe the judge was sending lohan a message. wake up. that's why he didn't allow bail. >> no bail means she won't be released early like last time because of jail overcrowding. while she had admitted her mistake on twitter, it appeared the immediate go-to-jail ruling surprised everyone. >> i don't think anybody there was suspecting that the judge
would remand her. >> her mom dina was in court. as was her father michael. >> she hasn't gotten the right help yet. she doesn't know better. >> reporter: what seems obvious, it will be difficult for lohan to keep working while her legal drama continues. her role in a movie on the life of linda lovelace will likely have to be put on hold. >> lohan has been sent to jail three times for the 2007 drug and drunk driving case. twice she was released early because of overcrowding. a baltimore county woman is killed in a single-car accident in the parking lot of whitemarsh mall. baltimore county police say 22- year-old lauren nicole turner was caught shoplifting. employees took her name and let her go. she was then seen driving her vw beetle erratically. turner was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the
scene. let's check in with traffic control and sharon gibala. >> we have an accident on 895. first of all, that one on 895, northbound, approaching halliburton avenue. we have a second crash working. that one on nottingham on camel boulevard, and honeygo boulevard. also watch for one on the out loop of the beltway, approaching liberty road on the left shoulder. there's an accident on baltimore boulevard, at sandy mount road, involving an overturned vehicle and three more in the city. edison highway, east northern avenue. one more at disney road. there is a look at the northwest side of the beltway. typical delays there. also typical delays on the west side of the beltway. there is a look at 95 north of the beltway. approaching the beltway. also watch for delays if you're
traveling on 50 eastbound this traffic report is brought to you by bill's. bill's has got it all for you. call 1-877-75-bills. back to you. thank you. hollywood is mourning the loss of one of its greatest. actor and singer eddie fisher has died in california. manuel gallegus reports for wjz on fisher's controversial life. eddie fisher had a sweet voice that made teens swoon. in the pre-elvis era, he became rich and famous with 32 top 40 hits. he was so popular in the 50s, coca cola signed him to a million-dollar contract. but fisher's successful singing and acting career would be ruined by the biggest celebrity scandal of the decade. his affair with elizabeth taylor, that ended his marriage with america's sweetheart, debbie reynolds. he had two children with
reynolds, the most famous, carrie fisher. >> i know people loved him and god has forgiven him. >> reporter: edwin jack fisher was born in philadelphia to russian jewish immigrants. he dropped out of high school to pursue singing. he would marry five times, including a brief marriage and two children with connie stevens. later, in an autobiography, he said he had to marry her because she was pregnant. he also said he played nurse maid to taylor. he died at 82 from complications of a hip replacement. manuel gallegus, wjz eyewitness news. >> and funeral arrangements are not yet complete. still ahead on eyewitness news at 4:00. ♪ [ music ] katie perry controversy. the surprising reaction from a
sessionamy producer. and elmo. the episode being pulled from the popular children's show. a lot more waiting after a generous gift from a world- renowned surgeon. and there will be more gifts to come. frightening scene in florida. bank teller is kidnapped from her home. and we're having august weather in autumn. we don't mind. but that's about to change. get your updated first warning forecast. ,,,,,,,,
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police believe an explosive device was strapped to the employee. the robbers never even entered the bank. the suspects got away. and the teller is okay. well, a new bill would require pipeline operators to report gas leaks and oil spills within one hour of an accident. emergency officials have been under pressure since a natural gas explosion killed seven people and destroyed dozens of homes in california this month. the house is expected to vote on the bill later today. back here, getting children to drop the video games and focus on books. well, that's the goal of the ben carson reading project. andrea fujii explains in today's school watch report. the 50th carson reading room opened today in baltimore county. celebration for the ben carson reading room. >> i think it's really cool. >> 665 brand new books in a
newly decorated room, dedicated to reading. >> they took this room and presented it to make it look really nice. and take children to learn a little bit more. >> reporter: candy carson, wife of the world-renowned johns hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon, dr. ben carson, heads the scholarship fund, which has helped 50 reading rooms around the country. >> helps them to put the ideas together, come up with new innovations. >> with a $10,000 donation from proctor and gamble. this is the 38th reading room in maryland. out of of all of the reading rooms, this is unique. it's the only one with a separate read-aloud room. >> he was at the bottom of his class. in the fifth grade. and then his mom started a reading program. >> reporter: and they hope for the same success for these students. >> i think i'm really going to enjoy it. so i would really like to thank them. >> reporter: getting a book in every student's hands, one
child at a time. andrea fujii, wjz eyewitness news. >> the ben carson reading project hopes to get a reading room in every school in the country. it has been a great end to the week on wall street. stocks shot up after the opening bell and just kept going. the dow is up 198 points. s&p up 28 points. nasdaq up 54. let's go to new york right now, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. >> the september rally rolled on, after a new report showed businesses appear to be spending again. firms invested more on computers, communications equipment, and machinery last month. the report suggests manufacturing is still a bright spot in a weak recovery. sales of new homes were flat in august, matching the second lowest level on record. builders are competing with millions of foreclosures. and they're unlikely to increase construction until those are cleared away, and demand for new homes picks up.
gold prices climbed yet again, briefly touching $1300 an outrageous. target is hoping the ipad will bring in holiday shoppers. beginning next month, they will sell six models of ipad. target will become the largest retail chain to sell the device. looking for a little wall street nostalgia. this month, sotherby's in new york and art will sell from lehman brothers. the sale is expected to net about $10 million, which will be used to pay off lehman's creditors. for more, go to cbs money watch.com. in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. a british government fund received an inquiry from an unexpected source. queen elizabeth. the queen was interested in a fund that is intended to provide subsidized heating to low-income families.
royal aides were looking for a way to pay the queen's spiraling utility bills. a buckingham palace spokesman said they were unaware it was set aside for low-income families. coming up at 4:00. an experimental treatment for prostate cancer. news about the exciting clinical trials in healthwatch. i'm ron matz. and it's viva italia in baltimore. your chance to see some of the most beautiful sports cars in the world. and it's all for a good cause. the story coming up here on wjz. the weekend is here. will the fall weather return? bob will update our first warning weather forecast. wjz 13 is always on. for the top stories on wjz.com, instant updates and first warning weather all the time, click wjz.com. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
really cool spot. because the temperatures have spiked the last few hours. we're now tied for the record high this date. 95 degrees. the only good news is the dew point has dropped way down to only 59 degrees, which means the humidity is a lot less than it was yesterday. believe it or not, 95 with a dew point of 59, actually feels like 94. so we're doing good. that number. 37% humidity. winds south/southwest at 10. nice breeze, too. barometer holding steady. dc up to 97 degrees. i think that's a new record for them. 81 in oakland. 95 in hagerstown. 97 in pax river. 84 at ocean city. a bit of a breeze off the water. just a little bit there. but once again, the dew point has come down. it is not as terrible as it certainly could be in the middle of summer. and the dew point could be in the mid-60s. and it would feel like about
100 to 104 degrees. records are 95 and 39. and the average, the average high today is only 76. and the average low now down to 53 degrees. southwest winds. that's keeping us in the heat at least for a few more, maybe 18 to 20 hours. by noon tomorrow, the winds go back up. to the west and northwest. and a cool front will across the region. there you see it. this afternoon and morning. it had pretty good showers with it. all of the rain in minnesota. flooding up there has now pretty much gone. the front has very, very little activity with it right now. just the southwest breeze with all of the heat. the front had some good showers last night. but as it moved into the ohio valley this afternoon, it's -- i mean, barely showing up. a few isolated showers. i don't think we'll see anything east of the mountains tomorrow. we will see the winds shift. humidity will come down. it's going to get a lot cooler by sunday. once the front comes through, it's going to kind of stall out across the south.
low pressure expected to develop. and may bring us some rain to our southern sections sunday night and monday. i think most of the region will probably see a pretty good chance of rain here. monday, late in the day. and again on tuesday. and boy, we could really use it. it's been really dry the last three to four weeks. and certainly cooler. sunday's high, might only get to 70 degrees. believe it or not. west winds on the bay, may gust to 20 knots. and a small craft advisory. tonight, a warm night. temperatures in the upper 60s. probably low to mid-70s in the city with clear conditions. and tomorrow, sunshine, breezy. less humid. not as high. only 85. and then dropping to the 50s tomorrow night. afternoon will be very nice and breezy. a lot of sunshine. not a bad day coming up at all. but certainly above normal as you see. and a lot colder on sunday. >> all right, bob. thank you. don't miss the prime time lineup at 10:00. it's the new show, blue bloods.
then at 11:00, it's eyewitness news at 11:00. then it's the ravens home opener this sunday. hard to believe. you can catch the game exclusively here on wjz 13. the team welcomes rival cleveland browns to town. that's second, at 1:00, here on wjz 13. and still to come to wjz's eyewitness news at 4:00. rare execution. hear from emotional protestors outside the virginia prison where a woman is put to death for the first time in almost a hundred years. kidnapped as a young woman, found as an adult. the surprise prosecutors gave to the couple accused in the jaycee dugard case. the comedian gets the ear of congress. is steven colbert serious about illegal immigrants? or is his testimony nearly a publicity stunt? eyewitness news at 4:00 continues, with denise and vic after this. ,,,,,,,,
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95 degrees, with sunny skies. hello. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm denise koch. he is best known for mocking politicians. today, he had to face them in congress. steven colbert was the attraction when a house subcommittee was working on a subcommittee for illegal workers on a farm. >> the hearing room was packed. it was clear something big was up. >> i haven't seen this many chairs since i don't know when, mrs. chairman. >> maybe it was impeachment. >> reporter: congresswoman loftgren asked me to share my vast experience, spending one day as a migrant farm worker. >> reporter: television comedian steve colbert spent time in front of the house panel. he had spent a day working on an upstate new york farm for his show. >> please don't make me do this
again. it is really, really hard. >> reporter: the comedian spent almost as much time at the hearings as he did working in the fields. >> do you know how much they were paid by the hour? >> i don't know. i didn't do a good enough job to get paid. so i can't compare my salary to anyone. i was actually asked to leave. >> he played true to form, playing the role of an outspoken television commentator. but one lawmaker got him to break character by asking him his true motivations. >> why are you interested in this issue? >> i -- i like talking about people who don't have any power. >> reporter: activists and liberals hope colbert's trip to washington will help with immigration reform. but some thought it was a publicity stunt, for democrats and the comedian. >> joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, during the hearing, the chairwoman noted that the last
time her committee held a similar hearing, no news crew chose to cover it. it's been three weeks since an american girl was released from iran. kai has more. >> reporter: sarah shourd says she and her fellow hikers spent about 23 hours a day in solitary confinement. they were only allowed to see each other after months of begging. she was later released for health reasons. despite her ordeal, she says she can't enjoy being back home. >> no. this is not what i thought it would be. i thought this would be the end. and at this point, i don't know when the end is going to come. so now i'm in the position that the families have been in all along, with anxieties and uncertainty and really no guarantees. of course, we have hope, but we don't know when this is going to end. >> reporter: sho u -- she says they were all arrested while hiking.
the other two main be -- remain behind bars on espionage charges. >> she said she had one sweet memory. bower proposed to her one day in the courtyard. tim saunders reports from outside the prison in jarrett. >> protestors lined the prison gate, just minutes before the execution. people from all over virginia and the nation. most hadn't even heard the name teresa lewis, until a few weeks ago. >> i'm here because i think all executions are a terrible thing. >> you did everything you could. >> reporter: but one demonstrator knew lewis very well. lynne spent six years with her. working with her one on one as a chaplain. >> she had more peace about this than i did. >> many wonder why the governor chose not to offer clemency. >> i'm terribly disappointed. i can't speak for governor
macdonald. >> reporter: shortly after 9:00, news of the execution is announced. >> the execution of teresa lewis has been carried out. >> reporter: news reporters who witnessed the death tell their colleagues what they saw. >> when teresa entered the death chamber, she looked quite scared. she looked a little nervous. >> reporter: reporter katie beck remembered her final wards. >> she asked if katie was present. and the warden said yes, she is. and she said, i want kathy to know that i love you and i'm very sorry. >> reporter: the kathy she's referring to is the daughter of the victim. and the only surviving member of the family. clifton said she would be present at the execution, that it would close a painful chapter in her life. >> once the execution is followed out and she is no longer on this earth, she will have paid her debt to society. held captive for 18 years,
her abductor fathered her two children. the accused kidnapper of jaycee dugard appears in court. to the dismay of defense attorneys, a grand jury hands out an indictment against phillip and nancy garrido in the kidnapping of jait jaycee dugard. this means a preliminary hearing won't be necessary. that in turn means jaycee and her two daughters may not have to testify in open court next month. grand jury charges supersede the 29 counts of kidnapping and false imprisonment charges. attorneys say the couple is upet is -- upset that jaycee has not brought her daughters to jail to visit them. >> the city settled a lawsuit of $20 million that garrido, a sex offender, was poorly supervised. clinical trials are under way for an experimental treatment.
randall pinkston reports on the minimally invasive treatment. >> reporter: 62-year-old steven brooks has battled prostate cancer twice. the first time, he was treated with radiation. but when it reoccurred -- recurred, brooks got into a clinical trial. >> 0.1 cancer free. >> brooks lowered the psa. credits it to high food treatment. which stands for high-intensity focused ultrasound. >> it's more accurate, delivering high energy to the affected area, without hurting the surrounding areas. >> it has fewer side effects. like surgery and radiation. >> what about incontinence. >> no. never had incontinence. >> reporter: the clinical trials for for patients whose prostate cancer has come back.
but with fda approval, it could also be used for patients diagnosed the first time. >> brooks says african american men are more likely than white men to develop prostate cancer, and twice as likely to die from it. >> if you don't take these tests, what chance do you have? when you feel the pain, it's too late. >> reporter: they are part of the clinical trials, which will take years to complete. in new york, randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. and a reminder, the great prostate challenge is this sunday. it is part of wjz's continuing community commitment. marty bass will emcee. for more information, go to wjz.com. it's become one of the most talked about sesame street episodes in years. and it didn't even air. ♪ [ music ]
>> katie perry's wardrobe sparked major controversy on the web, eventually leading producers to pull the segment. earlier today, the executive producer of sesame street stopped by and even brought elmo along. >> elmo had a wonderful time with miss katie perry katie was wonderful. >> it was a party dress that was part of the theme of the story. and it's a cute piece. and we really want people, katie perry's fans to continue. it hasn't aired. it was online. and it will continue to be on you tube and katie perry's website. >> the segment has already garnered hundreds of thousands of hits on you tube. >> that elmo. he's a charmer. it's unseasonably hot outside. but a bit less humid. are we close to a record? wjz has weather and traffic together. bob is here with the updated numbers from first warning weather. we tied the record, yes. back in 1970. very hot days. and same number we had back then. take a look at the radar.
there is a front out to the west. we're at 95. that's the record for the day. those showers across ohio, not much left of them. but the front with that has a lot cooler air behind it. we'll get into that tomorrow afternoon. and the weekend is going to be much, much cooler. this could be the last 90- degree day we see until next spring. >> thanks a lot, bob. let's check in on the roads now with sharon gibala. >> well, a tough afternoon commute. a bunch of accidents will get through the whole long list. one of them on the beltway. that one is just coming in 95 southbound at just at the beltway, blocking two right lanes. watch for a delay behind that one. two more on the beltway itself. one on the top side inner loop itself. outer loop, approaching liberty road on the right shoulder. crash on 295 northbound at 895. another on 32 westbound at old columbia road. watch for three accidents in the city, west lombard and hopkins place. and edisson highway at east northern avenue. and one in severn on annapolis
road at dorsey road. meantime, there is a look at your speeds around the area. you can see that we do have some major delays, 11 minutes on 95 southbound between 395 and the beltway. 22 minutes on the west side inner loop. and 15 minutes on the top side inner loop. taking a live look outside at the top side, that is a look at york road. slowdowns on the inner and outer loop there. there is a look at 50. that is jammed in the eastbound lanes. at this point, already to the severn river bridge. this traffic report is brought to you by the cochran firm. if you've suffered a personal injury, call 1-800-the firm. or visit for a free consultation. have you ever pictured yourself in a maserati or a ferrari? well, you can this weekend at the inner harbor. ron matz has more on the benefit car show. that will feature some of the hottest wheels in the world. >> make way for viva italia, in
baltimore. you can see luxury cars most of us can only dream about at the inner harbor. >> we've got lots of italian cars and motorcycles. anything you want. lamborghinis, fiat, maserati, ducati motorcycles. it's going to be a great event. >> reporter: it's the sixth year for this free show. a benefit for the children's guild. >> our facilities are three group homes. we have educational facilities. work-to-school programs, after- school programs. and we have the fabulous ought -- autism curriculum. >> this is a 1989 lamborghini cotash. you'll have a chance to see is at the inner harbor on sunday. >> you get tops of looks. tons of looks. people's heads turn real quick. >> randy moss loves his 1986 ferrari testrosissa. >> -- testa rossa. >> this qualifies as now 25 years old. now has historic plates. and it's just a beautiful
automobile and a lot of fun to own and drive. >> ducati motorcycles will be there. and how about this 1971 fiat 500m? >> the original version in the 1950s with the even smaller engine. but this is the original 500pc engine. zip around downtown. get where you're going. >> reporter: a great place to go. where car owners come to help kids. >> people travel from very far away. from as far away as eerie -- erie, pennsylvania, to the eastern shore. richmond and places like that. it's great. >> reporter: ron matz, wjz eyewitness news. sunday's viva italia runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00. there is also a vip reception at the rusty scepter. the wjz tv night flag. straight ahead on wjz
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>> they are among a group charged earlier this year. 15-year-old phoebe prince was stalked and harassed constantly until she killed herself in january prosecutors say the witnesses who are in the college will likely be on winter break and make it into court. >> the students involved famous several charges, including statutory rape. a woman in montana fights off a bear. and you'll never guess exactly what she used. a zucchini. montana police say the bear attacked the dog on the porch. the 200-pound bear attacked the dog on the leg. zucchini smacked the bear on the head. and it ran off into the woods. and picking the wrong person to rob. he hoped to get a purse but got much more than he bargained
for. >> this is how it ended. with 34-year-old donald billby, lying on the ground. all slashed up and in police custody. moments before, he had confronted arby's employee, ronet jenkins with a knife and demanded her purse. but jenks -- jenkins, who is 6 months pregnant, grabbed the knife and started slashing away. >> this woman made a a wise decision to make refuge inside the building. where she could get help and call 911. and that obviously encouraged our suspect to run away. >> once i jumped up to look. i was out there and it was a blur. he was moving pretty quick. >> were people in pursuit of him? >> yes. looked like there were people trying to chase him down. >> reporter: didn't take police long to catch and subdue billby, who had obviously tangled with the wrong woman. >> the suspect has a long history of convictions and prison time for drug possession
and concealing stolen property. cbs shines its premiere spotlight on three generations of tight knit new york city police officers. keeping the mean street of the big apple safe. ♪ [ music ] new york city has a starring role in the cop drama, "blue bloods ." where justice runs in the family. >> congratulations to your family, your friends, and congratulations to you. our new new york city police officers. ♪ [ music ] >> three generations of the reagan family dedicate their life to the nypd. tomtom selleck leaves the department. >> how are you supposed to find anybody in this mess? >> hey, grandpa. over here. >> both reagan's sons are cops. >> i'm proud of you son.
>> chief reagan's brothers keep her honest as a d.a. >> i have 25 papers on my desk, a divorce paper that my ex won't sign, and a brother who thinks i'm a goody two show -- shoes. doesn't he know i'd kill him myself. >> i'll get off your case if we get this to trial. but that's a big if, isn't it? >> i asked what the ribbons were. i did my research as a character. and right up at the top. it says wtc. it means first responder. and that is indelible. it is a thrill to play one. >> reporter: at actor was glad to be on a weekly series. >> long careers are rare. i feel grateful to be around and that the people want to see me. >> keeping fans coming back to blue bloods. >> are you keeping tabs on me?
>> i got a vested interest. >> and you can catch the series premiere of blue bloods here on wjz tonight at 10:00, followed by eyewitness news at 11:00. and by the way, that was don scott reporting for us, who is probably pretty close to tom selleck. he knows all of the stars. >> and&they share facial hair information. there's a change coming for tomorrow. >> bob turk has the complete first warning weather forecast coming up after this commercial break. ,,,,
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warm day involved, bob. but hasn't felt that bad. >> the humidity actually dropped a lot today. but the temperatures went up. 5 degrees warmer. 6 degrees warmer than it was yesterday. got to 89 yesterday. yesterday afternoon, the dew point was 66. right now, it's 95, but the dew point is down to only 59, which means humidity is down. although it's hotter than yesterday. it is actually quite a bit dryer. south/southwest winds at 10. the barometer, 29.95 inches. 92 elkton. upper 90s to our south. 81 in oakland. and 93 and 95. yes, unusually hot for this time of year. that's why 95 degrees ties the record. and that was set back in 1970. the average high today, if you can keep this in mind, is only 76 degrees. beautiful. the average low is 53 degrees.
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this is the kind of damage they do. farmers are worried. check in for more on these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> eyewitness news at 5:00 starts now. terrifying ride. a car, suv, and school bus collide. >> six children taken to the hospital. tonight, the latest on the investigation. i'm kai jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. six people through a crash. wjz is live near the scene of this crash in havre de grace. gigi barnett is there and has been following this accident. gigi? >> this is a busy stretch of road. and although those kids never made it tooo