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tv   Eyewitness Noon News  CBS  May 9, 2011 12:00pm-12:30pm EDT

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>> pakistan is facing growing pressure. what president obama is commanding from pakistani leaders. hello, i'm jessica kartalija. >> and i'm don scott. the president is assuming that osama bin laden had health hiding out in pakistan. here's the latest from wjz. report the white house wants to know how osama bin laden managed to live inside pakistan with no one noticing. president obama said that the al-queda leader would have needed help to pull that off. >> we don't know if there was someone inside of government and people outside of government. we have to investigate it and the pakistani government has to investigate it. >> reporter: the government is
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looking over the evidence that the navy seals took from the al- queda hide away. the cia wants access to osama bin laden's wives. the officials say they could shed lights on whether the terror leader was getting help from the compound. the data found is helping track down suspects worldwide. >> they'll be on the losing side of this proposition. >> reporter: the u.s. is taking no chances. the agents and police force are on high alert for possible retaliation attacks. wjz, eyewitness news. and stay with wjz-13 for complete coverage of the killing of osama bin laden and the after matt.
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go to wjz.com and click on news and national. [no audio] wjz has more on the latest of the investigation. >> reporter: the driver taken into custody after a hit-and- run was released. the police aren't saying why. there could be questions about who's really at fault in the incident. just after 2:00 saturday morning when the bars let out for the night. these two students were hit by a car when trying to cross a street near st. paul. >> we were all shocked. a lot of students rushed out from whatever they were doing. >> reporter: the police interviewed the owner of the car that hit the students. the driver may have been drinking at the time of the accident, but so far, no charges have been filed. meanwhile, students are left
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rattled. >> we've had close calls. people are crazy drivers around here. >> it happens often. we're generally in a hurry. sometimes they don't see us. >> reporter: the hit-and-runs follow tragic stories. this young man was left with a crippling brain injury and this young woman died trying to cross st. paul in october of 2009. 84% felt unsafe crossing the roads around the campus. >> reporter: the male student is still hospitalized and the female student is fine. jessica? the city state's attorney's office was also involved in the investigation. we're following breaking news on the beltway.
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a vehicle veered off of the road and into the pond almost. sky eye chopper 13 is overhead. >> reporter: looks like the car went through a retention pond. it was at york road. it went off the roadway and it went through a storm water retention pond. the water was up to just about the car windows. it appears that the driver is out of the week. there's no word on how serious the injuries are. it's backing up the outer lupe of the beltway. the backup extending to the parkway. expect delays in the parkway. back to you. thank you very much. again, york road and the beltway. a dozen people were taken to the hospital after a crash involving an mta bus. the accident happened at golden ring and philadelphia in rosedale. a car rear ended the bus.
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everyone injured will survive. maryland is about to get an infusion of funds for transportation -- transportation projects because the governor of florida turned the money down. much of the money will upgrade amtrak's railway system. speaking of transportation, gasoline prices aren't dropping yet. we keep hearing we should see relief. ron matz is live in the news room following the ups and downs of prices at the pump. >> reporter: oil prices rebounded today. they pushed past $100 a barrel. last week, that price fell around $100. that could send the gas prices lower. with the lower prices, maybe we could see a 50% reduction at the pump. we're not seeing it just yet.
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that's for sure. that's according to a new survey. that's just 12 cents over the two weeks. in this area, the gasoline is under $4 a gallon. the regular price is $3.98 now. the mississippi river may crest sooner than expected in the south. >> reporter: the mississippi river is expected to crest late tonight in memphis around 48 feet. that's the highest level in more than half of a century. the levees and cash basens hold back much of the water, but they're not taking chances. >> sometime, it's not enough to get on tv and telling folks to get out. we're going door to door. >> reporter: backed up areas are low lying. this trailer park was
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completely submerged. 200 people had to evacuate. now, over in louisiana, the u.s. army core of engineers is opening flood gates to protect the city of new orleans. the gates act like release valves. they take the pressure off of the levees. the water is diverted into lake ponchartrain. it's a spectacle. people gathered to watch. >> there's always the scenario that it's flooded us all out. >> reporter: they have 350 gates and officials are opening 28 of them. they'll see how much the river drops before opening more. >> reporter: this has flooded louisiana's most valuable farmland. the mississippi will crest in new orleans next week at 19 feet. joel brown, wjz, eyewitness news. louisiana is planning to
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move some prisoners from the penitentiary because of the flooding. we're having no problems with the weather. it looks like another beautiful day. take a live look outside to the perfect start to the afternoon. we were perfect from the get go. marty bass is back to basking in the out back. bernadette woods is in the weather center. yes, it was great over the weekend. we had a few rounds of showers. now, we're not seeing that around here. we'll show you what we're dealing with temperaturewise. 69 degrees in baltimore and 70 in d.c. and easton. we'll show you the rain. it's 65 in westminster and the area. we have the sunshine out there. it's warming up this afternoon. what's going to happen during the next few days? for more on that, here's marty in the out back. >> reporter: the next few days
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should be like this day. it's all about location. weather and real estate have something in common. we're in this nice little dry wind. it's keeping the problems north and east. it's also keeping some humidity and such at bay to the west. it's all location. we have the prime spot in the mid-atlantic now. bernadette woods with the midweek mid-atlantic weather details is coming up shortly. say that five times fast. maryland is at then't -- center of the horse racing competition. maryland based trainers are heading back to the state with animal kingdom. they'll arrive tomorrow in
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elkton. still to come on wjz-13 eyewitness news. -- >> i was just so excited. could you tell! . nuclear safety, japan shuts down another nuclear power plant. jury selection is underway for the florida woman accused of killing her own daughter. and stick around, the midweek mid-atlantic details are coming your way in a moment.
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japan suspended work at a knock -- at a nuclear power plant. this is since the fugue -- plant was crippled a month ago. casey anthony's jury trial is started today trial has gotten so much
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attention. even the location is staying secret. if convicted, she faces the death penalty. apple passed google as the world's most valuable brand. this is based on customer perception and the potential for growth. the apple brand was estimated to be worth over $150 billion. facebook made the first appearance on the list. they're valued at $70 billion. still ahead on wjz, eyewitness news at noon. let's take another live look at the outside, shall we? >> the forecast is just 2 1/2 minutes away. first, we'll look at today's midday stocks. [ female announcer ] keurig brews more than just hot coffee.
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welcome back, the sun is out. it's not a bad day to be on the water. this is a beautiful spring day. 69 degrees already in baltimore. 70 across the south. taking it in closer, everyone's warming up nicely. 67 in kent island. now, there's a light wind out there. it has been out of the north. it's keeping everything pretty dry. we'll get the warming up of
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temperatures without the high humidity. we had spotty showers over the weekend. they're offshore. at the same time, here's the storm over the middle of the country. we'll fall in between the two. the dry air is coming down from the north. we'll have a lot of sunshine. really, the only concern is this coming in from this shower. other, the -- or, the clouds are moving in from this shore. the temperatures will be mild and dry. into the middle part of the week, the middle of the country will break loose and move our way. that will bring back the chance of showers. until that happens, it will be dry out there. the forecast likes like this today. we'll go up into the 70s. and into tonight, we'll go into the 40s. actually, this is the forecast we want to look at. here's the updated one.
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into tonight, we'll go into the 40s. to -- tomorrow, we'll be back into the 70s. marty will have more on the weekend into the five day. >> he just always ruins the forecast. >> we have a lot of happy people here. >> well, there goes accountability. >> all right, still to come on eyewitness news at noon. digestive disorder. what a birth month could tell about problems with certain types of foods. here are the stories that we're following on the website at this hour. for more information, go to wjz.com.
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in today's health watch, a little exercise may go a long way in preventing colon cancer. even just an hour a week of low intensity exercise like walking reduces the risk of developing polyps. and a child's birth month may determine his or her chances of developing celiac disease. new research found that children born in the spring and
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summer are more likely to develop that disease. you'll want to check back in today at 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00. the store receipt surveys -- do people really win anything? and for some of us, it's the only way to get children to eat milk. and schools are considering doing away with chocolate milk. we'll tell you why, after this. and stay
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welcome back to eyewitness news at noon. life is looking really good. of course, it's the work and school week. tomorrow, into friday, a good amount of sunshine. we have to watch the weekend forecast though. saturday, it may trend away from us. we'll keep diligent notice on that. we'll throw it back inside. thank you! i was just going to say. >> don't miss cbs prime time this evening. at 10:00, it's high high -- "hawaii five owe." this is the teacher of the year. she's been awarded the honor. she realized it a few hours ago.
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she teaches several classes at washington elementary. she moves on to a national competition now. what an honor! we have great maryland teachers here. >> how surprised, that's great. >> good luck. thank you for watching. i'm jessica kartalija. >> i'm don scott. >> and medicare. it doesn't cover everything. and what it doesn't cover can cost you some money. that's why you should consider an aarp... medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. all medicare supplement insurance plans can help pay... some of what medicare doesn't, so you could save... thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare... you should know about this card --
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