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hi, mike. >> the inner loop is a little bit sluggish. we traveled maryland and beyond to give you a closer look at how people are getting away. >> reporter: you can see some of the more than 160,000 people who will pass through the toll plaza today. maryland's busy. and at the airport, the lines were long but there were only a handful of delays. >> we got bumped from two flights and the third one got here okay. >> it's good to be home. i think everyone sort of goes the gauntlet to be home with family. >> this is like the super bowl for travel. airports and airlines, we work very hard throughout the year to plan and prepare for this thanksgiving travel period. >> reporter: the busiest day for thanksgiving travel was not without frustrations, though. big airport delays in nearby philly, gas prices are still higher than we were this time last year, and a strong storm system brought rain into the pacific northwest where getting around was like swimming upstream. and there was snow and ice,
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too, but none here where a proud dad couldn't wait to welcome his daughter home from college. >> i think she was at the airport three hours early. so she may not act like she wants to be home but i think she really does. >> reporter: thankful for a smooth trip and this reunion. >> i'm ready to go back. [ laughter ] >> a good reunion, that's what thanksgiving is all about. also at dwi, keep in mind the air transflights have moved in with southwest so there's a change in terminals there and if you're hitting the roads, maryland has a new 511 system. you can call 511 on your cellphone for traffic updates. >> i don't want to jinx it but so far, behind you, it looks okay. complete coverage continues live at traffic control. we have a closer look at the delays. >> well, hi, everyone. i would say we're not out of the woods yet. let's take a live look. we have a live shot of 50 eastbound, things still continuing to build.
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as far as 83 and northbound goes, you can see things really beginning to slow down there over to belfast. and also, the inner loop is beginning to back down as well, at least 30 minutes now over to hartford road. let's take a look at a graphic that we have about some slow spots that you will need to stop out for traveling this season. if you're traveling up in the delaware area, we already have some reported delays there over into the pennsylvania line, heavy traffic around the new jersey turn pike. accidents already reported at exit 8 and exit 13 and the gw bridge very, very busy there heading into new york. a lot of traffic expected on both levels. so we'll continue to bring you up to date as the evening progresses. back over to you. >> thank you very much. meteorologist tim williams and bob turk are keeping an eye on our driving conditions. let's start with bob tracking first warning doppler radar. >> as you saw, there's some rain south of the city. you take a look at the radar, there's a little batch of rain
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down 97 towards annapolis. also, down across much of southern maryland, some rain heading down in your general direction. as you head up towards the new york area and connecticut, still some rain on the jersey turn pike right now. you can see it but it's moving off to the east. so shortly, at least east of philadelphia, there's still a little rain but if you're heading up a little bit later this evening, generally should be dry. that's the good news. maybe one or two brief showers. tim has a look at what we can expect for the next three days and it's looking real good. >> well, after tomorrow night, this very strong low that bob talked about moving out and high pressure moving in, these winds will start to calm down. if you're driving a high- profile vehicle, the winds are going to play into the forecast because they will blow you around. there are no wind advisories in effect right now but the winds are definitely picking up out here right now and will be for the rest of this evening and into tomorrow. now, tomorrow, the low we're expecting about 34 degrees but the high right around 57 to 58. on friday for black friday in time for shopping, the
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temperatures going up into the 60s to mid60-degree range. could be higher than that, the lows in the 40s and on sunday with sunshine, 64 degrees, back down into the 40s. it's going to be a really nice stretch moving into this holiday weekend for all of your travel and shopping plans. we'll have your complete updated forecast if i don't blow away in the meantime, coming up in just a few minutes. back inside. >> you become down there, young man. thank you. stay with wjz for complete thanksgiving travel coverage for the latest on the traffic, the airlines and weather, log onto 20 people are hurt in a crash involving a school bus and a suspected drunk driver in southern maryland. we have details on what happened. >> well, most of the victims are students who were traveling home from a basketball game. police say their school bus swerved into the woods to avoid a cut that truck that cut in front of them in an intersection. the driver of the truck is charged with dui. paramedics rushed 15 students to the hospital along with the
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bus driver and another adult. two people from a third vehicle involved were also hurt. everyone has been treated and released. mary? >> okay. thank you. the suspected drunk driver is identified as 45-year-old john cravates of mechanicsville. a neighborhood feud turns deadly in hartford county. a man refuses to leave his neighbor's house and dies. we speak with a woman who witnessed the whole thing. >> oh, my god. joe! jay! where are you? >> reporter: janet green is in disbelief after learning her friend 53-year-old joseph breckinridge died tuesday evening, made even more distraught by the bizarre circumstances. >> he told me to get my husband, i got my husband, they were holding him down until he got there and when the cops came, he was gone. >> reporter: she watched the scene unfold at her friend's house in the 2,000 block.
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breckinridge walked into his next door neighbor's unlocked home uninvited. when he refused to leave, a fight broke out. >> it was a struggle, it was physical, there were no weapons involved and we'll need to wait for the results from the office of the chief medical examiner. >> reporter: neighbors say he would often walk up and down the street, knocking on many doors, trying to get inside. >> i don't know him and he would want to use the phone, can i use your phone? i mean, bang, bang, bang. >> reporter: green says he suffered from mental illness. >> how can i look at him as a criminal? >> he's never disrespected me. the most is he would use my phone or i would give him something to eat. >> reporter: police continue to investigate what went wrong. >> it's horrible. i didn't want that man to die. he has a family. why would i want that on anybody? >> police do not plan to file any charges in this case but say that could change depending what the autopsy report
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reveals. >> thank you. breckinridge was transported to the hospital where he later died. government debt, taxes, unemployment benefits, major issues left unsolved by congress. now, growing outrage among voters. wjz is live in north baltimore. adam may has a stunning new poll. >> tonight, a lot of people say they have had enough. >> reporter: disgust with congress reaches the highest level in more than two decades. a new poll find a quarter of americans have a favorable view of congress. a supercommittee failed to reach an agreement to cut $1.2 trillion from the federal deficit. >> do you like the job that congress is doing right now? >> no, no. >> i just say the word congress and your reaction is -- >> is not positive. >> let them fight amongst themselves. >> would you say our government's broken? >> i would say it's broken and it's broke. >> reporter: congress' job approval rating is also at a
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record low, falling more than 25 points to just 12%. >> what could they be doing better? >> calm down and stay away from the political bickering and think about really what's best for the country. and not what's best for each political party. >> they just want to get together and think of the country. >> they're not compromising. >> exactly, exactly. >> reporter: the washington post points out the approval ratings are lower than bp's handling of the gulf oil spill, lower than banks and the irs, all more popular than congress. >> i know, i know. >> are you surprised? >> i'm not surprised. >> well, i'm not a crook. >> reporter: even president nixon during watergate found more approval than this congress. >> so of course, we heard all kinds of possible solutions to this problem. people talking about campaign finance reform, term limits, but a very popular phrase we heard today, fire them all. reporting live, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you. and that being said, 33 senators and the entire house
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of representatives will be up for election next november. it is another rough day on wall street amid growing concerns over europe's debt crisis. the dow is out of 236 points, nasdaq down 61. this is the sixth straight day of losses. john and jim harbaugh are preparing to make nfl history. tomorrow, they become the first brothers to compete as head coaches when the ravens take on the 49ers. wjz is live with complete coverage. jessica kartalija has fan reaction, but sports director mark viviano has a preview of the game and our expert prediction. >> how are you doing? this game does set up as a battle of two of the nfl's best teams. add to that circumstances and story lines that could make for an intriguing holiday treat. >> reporter: the ravens play on turkey day. that's a first. two brothers go head to head as head coaches. that's never happened before. san francisco has to travel coast to coast on four days'
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rest. that's a first, too. and it doesn't seem fair. >> inn so many way, it's a big challenge. the shortness of the week is another big challenge there. >> we've got issues, they've got issues. we've got challenges, they've got challenges. >> reporter: being home for the holidays should be a big advantage for baltimore and our experts like the purple birds on turkey day. >> stan saunders here just what the ravens are expecting on thursday night is what they're going to get: a stiff challenge on every single down from san francisco but the ravens should prevail 20-14. >> 49ers heading to town this thanksgiving. you heard all the hype about jim and john. i say ravens going to win it 20- 17, tough trip to make from the west coast. i think they left the age at home. >> jim harbaugh didn't win too many games here as a player in '98. he's not going to win his first one as a coach, either. older brother john takes a defensive battle, ravens win it
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13-10. >> this is scott garceau, i think the rivens have a little more offense than the 49ers. let's say 23-17, baltimore. >> and i've said all along, i don't think the ravens are going to lose a home game this year so i'll go with a 22-13 win over san fran. niners are tough. coming up, the ravens talk tough about the fight that they expect tomorrow night. we'll have that later on. back to you. >> all right, thank you. complete coverage continues live with jessica kartalija and reaction from excited fans. jessica? >> hello to everyone. you know i'm so used to covering the rivalries that the ravens have like the steelers a couple of weeks ago but now, this is taking another turn. it's getting a little bit personal with fans on both sides of the country saying our brother is a better coach. >> reporter: the last time the ravens played the san francisco 49ers was four years ago. now, fans on both sides of the country will watch the teams
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face off on thanksgiving nights. >> i think the ravens are going to win. they've had a good score so far in the wins and losses. >> reporter: ravens head coach john harbaugh will take on his younger brother jim in what's being dubbed the harbaugh bowl. >> our brother's better than your brother. >> reporter: in san francisco. >> it's pretty awesome family rivaly. i think that jim's obviously, a little bit more charismatic. >> he's got the experience and a performer like very few i've seen. >> jim harbaugh has the upper hand because we have all the momentum going in. 9-1 right now. so feeling pretty good about our chances. >> reporter: ravens fans will disagree, saying john will lead the ravens to a thanksgiving victory. >> i'm hoping we win. it's just going to be interesting with jim harbaugh and john harbaugh fighting against each other. >> i think it's going to be a tough one but i've got to go for the ravens, my home team. >> and both jim and john learned a lot of what they know
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about coaching from their father, jack, who was a college coach for a while. those californians, we know they're crazy, they don't know what they're talking about. >> you said it, jess. thank you. and there is a big game, coming up in college football. you can see the terps' last game next saturday at 12:00 noon against nc state live right here on wjz 13. and you know what, as the mother of two boys, i don't know how the harbaugh mother is going to do it, honestly. >> god bless 'em. >> i feel for her tomorrow. she'll cook a good turkey and that's all she has to worry about. >> don't say anything about the game. >> exactly. still ahead at 5:00, a brush dew death. how this helicopter crash in the middle of a holiday display turns out. new victims in penn state's child abuse scandal. why the latest cases are different from the others. new questions for three americans arrested in egypt.
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this man is among them. it's devastating, he says. three american students are still in custody. they were arrested on the roof of an university building, accused of throwing fire bombs at security forces. the three say they were just watching. one of them, derrik sweeney, spoke to his parents by phone. he said he's being treated well under the circumstances. >> u.s. embassy officials in cairo have visited with the students. the obama administration is calling on protesters and police to end the violence. >> egyptian security forces need to show more restraint. parliamentary elections slated to take place on monday, that needs to be where egyptians express themselves and their desire for a democratic future for their country, through the ballot box. >> reporter: the ruling general tried to calm the crowds by saying the military would hold the presidential election in july, much earlier than the original plan, but that wasn't enough to make protesters
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happy. they want a temporary civilian administration in place now. at the white house, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> the students being held are from georgetown university, drexel university and indiana university. they are in egypt through a study abroad program. new information about the investigation involving baltimore clerk of circuit court frank conoway. an outside prosecutor will take charge of his case. he is accused of displaying a gun during an argument with blogger adam meister. he says he has a permit to carry the weapon but state police records so it's expired. we continue to track the thanksgiving travel rush. take another look at the roads right now from sky chopper 13, it's all lit up out there. you can see heavy delays on the baltimore beltway. we'll have another traffic update coming up all-new at 5:30. well, as many people travel to their thanksgiving
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destinations, goodwill volunteers are serving up turkey dinners to those in need. monique griego is there as thousands of people receive a free holiday meal. >> you're welcome. happy holidays. >> reporter: turkey and all the fixin's. >> the food is really good and the atmosphere is really nice. they're going out of their way to make us feel comfortable. >> reporter: she and her family shared an early thanksgiving with a crowd of people as goodwill served up free turkey dinners at the downtown convention there. >> there's people out here that don't have family and the people here who maybe feel like there's no family. >> reporter: 1,800 pounds of turkey is what goodwill expects to go through in order to feed the 3,500 people flowing through these doors. >> follow that pretty young lady. >> it really does take a lot of goodwill. there are around 250 volunteers here and all this food is don't want -- is donated. >> giving is always better than receiving. >> reporter: for many, if it
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weren't for this place, they wouldn't have a thanksgiving. >> i know what they've been through because i was homeless at one time. >> reporter: once walter rice got back on his feet, he decided to volunteer. this is his 18th year at this dinner. >> i love it. i love to see the smile on people's face. >> reporter: besides being happy and satisfied, many here like rice want to give back. >> ei hoped to participate in something like this. >> this is the 56th time goodwill has served up a free thanksgiving dinner. >> god bless 'em, thank you. most of the food served today was donated by martin's west caterers so thank you to martin's west, as well. >> a terrific volunteer effort. real meaning of these holidays. it's cooling down as it should for thanksgiving, 49 now with a north-northwest at 12, makes it feel like 42. the barometer back up and we'll come back with a dry and very pleasant holiday. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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oh, man, what a beautiful sunset. after some of that rain in the region, some drier and cooler air moving in at least for tonight. let's take a look at radar.
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there's one little batch of light shower activity just south of the baltimore region and it continues to move across the bay. so you folks in the eastern shore may see a little bit of light rain in the next hour or two moving into the southern counties, st. mary's, a little bit of charles county. look for some showers. it moves out. there have been some snowflakes. 36 now out in oakland. they had some flurries earlier but it's pretty much done. 46 in cumberland, we're down to 49. the dew point's down to 40 and i notice we'll get back down into the 30s. tonight, it will be a little bit breezy. it's going to feel a little bit colder than we've seen. 51 in ocean city and the warm spot in putuxen. temperatures almost at 70 degrees before that front came through. you see the northwest wins that's bringing in this drier and cooler air. that's where the showers are, like a secondary front.
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21-mile-per-hour winds up inelkton, 28 at pax river, and 14 with a temperature of 36 out in oakland, feeling pretty chilly out there. d.c. at 16. some areas picked up more than 2.5 inches, almost 3 inches in some spots. northern baltimore county, the airport picked up a little bit more than an inch and a half and there was some flooding in some areas in baltimore, carol, washington county. to the north of us today, just a little good batch of snow towards maine. one to as much as 6 inches in maine. heavy rain all along the 95 corridor. earlier today it's pretty much moved off, thank goodness but there's a little bit of shower activity in the portions of new jersey just east of new york, you see some rain. and some scattered stuff in new jersey. the area of rain moving away. so for the time being, we'll look for clearing skies, a much nicer day coming up tomorrow and high pressure not much of a breeze, sunshine, it will be
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pleasant, even warmer. temperatures i mean, it will get really warm by the weekend, believe it or not. winds still kind of gusty. the small craft advisory at 6:00. so tonight, clear skies later on, 35. a little bit chilly compared to what we've seen. 58, a lot of sunshine. the new high tomorrow at 53. so a nice day, even warmer for shopping on friday. >> unbelievable. great, thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news at 5:00 everybody, camping out for black friday as bob is talking about. bargain hunters are lining u. what you need to know before you hit the stores. the parents of missing toddler madeleine mccann are back in the spotlight. why they're testifying before a judge today. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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this is wjz tv, wjz hd, and, baltimore. >> from the city to the counties to your neighborhood, now it's complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. it's 5:30, 49 degrees and partly cloudy. good evening, thank you center for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the stores people are talking about tonight. a man with knives and a police officer with a gun. both come together on a baltimore city street. that confrontation has ended in death. >> reporter: two blocks were sealed you have in west baltimore after a female police
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officer shot and man who was allegedly brandishing two knives. >> he refused verbal commands, so in fear for her life, the officer fired upon the suspect. he was struck at least once in the lower abdomen. >> reporter: the man was said to be alert and talking when taken to the hospital but by afternoon, police reported he had died from his gunshot wounds. >> homicide detectives will be investigating as is routine and once the findings are determined, we'll present that to the state's attorney. >> reporter: neighbors have seen trouble here before. >> every time you turn around, something going on, man. somebody getting shot. never get no good news. >> at this point, it's not clear whether the man threatened anyone else with the knives. >> just a little too early. we're waiting to get more witness statements and more things. >> reporter: one aspect is clear. >> i mean, it's so close to thanksgiving. the always and everything, it's just a shame. >> reporter: alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> the officer was not injured. neither she nor the man who
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died have been identified by police. baltimore county police say the son of a russian woman is a suspect in her mysterious death. yulia pogrebenko disappeared while driving from the airport to maryland in february. her remains were discovered four months later in the chesapeake bay. police say her son has not been charged. he's in prison for a delaware bank robbery. new allegations of child sex abuse have surfaced against jerry sandusky. vic is in the newsroom with more on the unique nature of this investigation. >> these are the first known cases in which the accusers are still minors. they are in the initial stages of their investigation. the two new cases were reported less than 60 days and are not included in the grand jury report. a lawyer for the former coach says one of the allegations was made by a member of sandusky's family. sandusky is charged with 40 counts of sex crimes against boys. he's currently out on bail and
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faces a preliminary hearing on december the 13th. back to you. >> thank you. all of the other young men who have come forward in this case are now over the age of 18. a pilot's brush with death is caught on tape when his helicopter crashes into a holiday display in new zealand. the chopper was setting up a huge christmas tree when it became tangled in some of the cables. workers on the ground rushed to pull that pilot from the wreckage. he was shaken up but otherwise okay. investigators are reviewing the video to find out what exactly went wrong. >> unbelievable. their story has captivated the world. now, the parents of missing british toddler madeleine mccann are venting their anger at the press. the mccanns are testifying in an investigation into media ethics in london. >> reporter: kate and jerry mccann told a british judge the media invaded their privacy and
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made the search for their daughter madeleine unavailable. >> we were shouting out please stop what you're doing. we're trying to find our daughter. >> reporter: the mccanns say at first, the press was helpful, showing photos of their 4-year- old, abducted at the family's vacation villa in portugal in 2007. but soon, they say the tabloids shifted blame on them and even made stories up, printing headlines full of lies. >> the front page of the daily media with a photograph of madeleine with the headline she's dead. >> reporter: kate mccann says she felt quote mentally raped when the news of the world published part of her private diary, which described her feelings after madeleine's disappearance. >> i felt totally violated. i had written these words at the most desperate time of my life. >> it was the phone hacking scandal that triggered the ethics hearing now underway
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here at britain's high court. >> reporter: celebrities and families of murder and terror victims are testifying about how the media has treated them. harry potter author j.k. roweling is set to speak on thursday with her battles with the press to protect the privacy of her children. there could be major changes in the way britain's media operates. in london, tina krause, wjz eyewitness news. recuperate murdock's son has resigned as director of the company. the fbi arrested seven amish men in ohio on federal hate crime charges. prosecutors say the men forcefully cut the beards and hair of several amish men and women. that act is considered highly offensive to the amish. the acts were reportedly ordered by the group leader in order to push those who were not considered faithful enough. republican presidential candidate newt gingrich is taking criticism today for
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proposing that illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the country. >> i don't see how the party that says it's the party of the family is going to adopt an immigration policy which destroys families that have been here a quarter century. >> his rivals fired back during last night's foreign policy debate calling gingrich's proposal a magnet for illegal aliens. a clear choice for the g.o.p. nominee has not emerged from the debates but in six weeks, voters will begin making the decision in iowa. believe it or not, some people are already camping out for black friday deals. more than 50 million americans are expected to brave the crowds for the bargains. we have the report on the biggest trends this year. >> reporter: it's not even thanksgiving and santa has been settled in at the mall for days. it's the final countdown to black friday, the official start of the holiday shopping season, and consumer experts think it could be a big one. >> 55 million americans, around
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29% of adults, tell us they're going to be shopping on black friday. that's a big number. that's the first uptick we've seen in a few years. >> reporter: the more they shop, the more cash goes into the economy, which is why the stakes are so high. with many americans struggling financially, consumers will be looking for practical gifts like clothing, things people need, not just want. that works for michelle shovack, who's on a tight budget this year. >> i'm going to ask for more practical gifts like sneakers. >> reporter: electronics will also be big, and gift cards, even though one in four americans will have one left over from last year. >> to pack in the shoppers, big retailers are extending their hours on black friday and many stores like toys "r" us are opening on thanksgiving. >> reporter: online retailers are also hunting for business with steep discounts and free shipping even before cyber
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monday and your cellphone could be your best shopping buddy this weekend. >> there's an evolution going on. 13% of people use smart phones to get their deal information. >> reporter: stores are now sending coupons through mobile applications so shoppers can swipe the discounts straight from their phones. wjz eyewitness news. >> and we know that cyber monday is catching up to black friday sales with consumers spending a record $32.6 billion online last year. it's also one of the busiest travel days of the year and maryland roads are packed for the second night in a row. let's check in again with the traffic control. any changes? >> actually, it's gotten a little bit lighter but we still do some plenty of delays to talk about. traveling on the west side of the inner loop from the western boulevard over to security boulevard, 35 minutes at least to get through. as far as 95 goes, a couple of slow spots to update you on. northbound from the howard county line over to the harvard
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tunnel freeway, it slows down again up past white marsh boulevard. as far as the harrisburg expressway goes in the northbound direction, that's really jammed up there over to belfast. and because of the rain out there, we have a couple of accidents, as well. also liberty heights at the road, hartford at cliff view, west fayette at north calhoun. let's tyke a live look. it's going to be a slow drive for you, we'll take another live look you can see the delay i was talking about on the harris spurring expressway. this traffic report is brought to you by bill's carpet lam- hunt and hardwood. back to you. >> thank you. time for a quick look at some of the stories that you'll find in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. an investigation into how an executive's routines changed since his records were subpoenaed earlier this year. how to make turkey sliders
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for your tailgate, and head coaching brothers john and jim harbaugh talk about the special meeting for their families. the mid-atlantic's largest holiday-themed festival kicks off soon. we are talking about the festival of trees, of course. wjz is a proud sponsor as part of our continuing community commitment. >> reporter: it is a three-day extravaganza of holiday trees lights and activities. there are toy train gardens, crafts boutiques and holiday goodies, all the fun and creative supports the kennedy krieger institute and in baltimore, it's become an after- thanksgiving tradition. >> everyone knows they're going to the festival on friday afternoon or saturday. people are here for the whole day. >> reporter: some of baltimore's most talented designers donate their time to create trees of art that are for sale to the public.
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>> also, hand-crafted gingerbread houses. >> reporter: wjz is entering three specially crafted gingerbread houses. there is the house of don and marty and kai and i are part of the fun. all to help raise money for kennedy krieger. the public has been so generous. >> it's raised over $12 million. >> that's amazing. the kennedy krieger institute festival of trees begins this friday. it runs through sunday at the timonium fairgrounds. we, once again, are a proud sponsor of the event. for more information, you can go to they are almost all set to go. we were working hard in there today. >> did our houses make it to kennedy krieger or were they eaten first? >> they're partially decorated because we ate so much. there are some really fantastic gingerbread houses that the public will get to see. still ahead on eyewitness
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news tonight, george clooney on the witness stand? why he may have forced to testify in an italian sex scandal. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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now, weather, the complete forecast and the first warning of severe weather. tomorrow night's going to be a good night down there. it looks like tomorrow night's game will be just perfect, mid- to upper 40s. it will be dry, not much in the way of winds. tim has a look at that entire day's forecast. tim? >> well, it's going to be windy tonight and tomorrow's going to be breezy. as we start tomorrow, temperatures will at least get into the range of about 50 degrees or so heading into the middle of the day. we'll top off tomorrow right around 58 and that is in itself above the average high for the day. the normal high now right around 53. winds will calm down, sun returns, looks like a pretty nice stretch. for the next five days, including black friday and
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beyond, we send it into bob. >> it looks like great weather. tomorrow, lots of sunshine, mid- to upper 50s, during the game probably in the mid-40s or so. 60 on friday already. big warmup, 66 on saturday. 64 on sunday with increasing clouds, maybe some showers back. look how warm it gets again, 66 on monday. just amazing weather. mary? >> bob thank you. and today's energy savor, experts recommend instalag programmable thermostat. the average household spends more than $2,200 a year on energy bills but you can save on average $200 a year by using this kind of thermostat. for more information on how you can be an energy savor, saver, go to relatives say the 2-year- old was having a court-approved visit with her father but the two never returned home as
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scheduled. police found the child's body in a car in a stream. the girl was strapped into her car seat. officers are searching for her father but right now, they aren't saving whether he's a subject. the marching band that once took part in president obama's inauguration is suspended as police investigate a potential case of deadly hazing. a florida a&m drum major collapsed and later dayed after a game over the weekend. police believe hazing may have been involved. the band is sidelined pending the outcome of the investigation. the school admits it dismissed dozens of other band members for hazing earlier this year. in tonight's wjz health watch, elderly people are ending up in emergency rooms too often for trouble with their medication. manuel gallegas reports for wjz on the alarming government study. >> reporter: join slatcon is diabetic. she takes six medications a day. >> some i take breakfast,
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lunch, dinner. >> reporter: she writes everything down to make sure she doesn't take the wrong dose. >> you really have to watch it. it can get a little complicated. >> reporter: a new study from the centers for disease control finds that each year, nearly 100,000 adults over 65 end up in the emergency room because of the wrong combination or dose of their medications. doctors say the mixups can lead to everything from allergic reactions to unintentional overdoses. >> elderly patients are usually taking multiple medications that sometimes interact with each other and many of these patients end up in the hospital where other problems with develop. >> the study found that most of the emergency hospitalizations were due to a few commonly used drugs, mainly blood thinners and diabetes medications. >> reporter: nearly half of those emergency visits were for patients 80 or older. they need to stay informed about the meds they're taking
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and how their bodies react to them. >> is patients go to different doctors, doctors change medications that maybe you prescribed and you don't know that. it can be very confusing. >> reporter: join has never had a problem with her medications. >> you have to remember exactly what you're doing, what you took, what you need to take. >> reporter: because she's cautious not to make a mistake. in new york, manuel gallegas, wjz eyewitness news. >> the information in the study was taken from a survey of 58 hospitals between 2007 and 2009. george clooney could be called as a witness in the sex trial against italy's former prime minister. the actor is on a list of people who could potentially testify on behalf of silvio berlusconi. the trial stems from allegations that the prime minister paid for sex with an underaged prostitute in 2010. clooney reportedly attended that party. he insists he was not there. check in with-it at 6:00 for all of these stories and
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more coming up. we have the preview. >> shop baltimore. playing santa for the neighborhood. coming up on eyewitness news, local neighborhood businesses want to be on your christmas list. he choked in a crab cake eating contest, said he died and saw the light. >> started begging and saying please, mercy, please. >> hear more of this man's incredible near-death experience, coming up. check in for those stories and all the breaking news coming up all-new at 6:00. now, back to mary and kai. >> thank you. still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news, scamming the system. new information tonight about the growing s.a.t. cheating scandal among high school students. ,,,,,,,, [ male announcer ] are you paying more and more for cable
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a bang robbery turns into a pink explosion in california. police are searching for the pair of men who managed to ditch a dye pack moments before it exploded. the men walked up to a teller, demanded money, the teller handed over a bag of money that
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also included a dye pack. the men found the dye pack and threw it into the bushes. police are still searching for those suspects. cheating on college entrance exams. the investigation into an s.a.t. scam in new york is growing as more students turn themselves in. kristin thorne reports for wjz with details. >> reporter: three young men now facing felony charges and jail time. prosecutors say they impersonated students taking the s.a.t. and in exchange, were paid huge sums of money. >> do you want to say anything to your family? >> reporter: and then one by one, at least seven other students surrendered. >> why are you hiding your face? >> reporter: sources tell cbs two that these students, the ones hiding their faces, are being charged misdemeanors for allegedly paying for the impostors to take the test for them. attorney melvin ross says his client, a 17-year-old boy,
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denies all the charges and will plead not guilty. >> i think this is overkill for this kind of thing. i think it should have been handled administratively, not criminally. and we look forward to resolving this case in court. >> reporter: seven students were arrested in september for allegedly being involved in the scam at great neck north high school. an attorney says his client is innocent and the student's parents are behind him. >> they believe in the honesty of the way they raised their child. >> the investigation began when school administrators started looking into student rumors. and still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news -- >> from temper tantrums at the airport to tie-ups on the road, airport to tie-ups on the road, i'm mike ,,,,
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