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this is wjz tv, wjz hd, and, baltimore. >> from the city, to the counties, to your neighborhood, now it is complete coverage. it is wjz, maryland's news station. >> lottery on line, a major hurdle has been cleared to bring maryland lottery games to the worldwide wide, how it could help the budget crisis. hello again, i am jessica kartalija, here is what people are talking about today.
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last year we generated 519 million. >> they asked for research and lottery officials do not believe it will impact existing business. >> you can buy your groceries on line and just about everything on line. i know that in my house just about every christmas gift was bought on line, so it is an option they thought should be given consideration. >> the lottery estimates half
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of all people in maryland play but this could open their covers to cash from people around the globe and would still need approval from lawmakers. and new york, illinois and virginia are among the states considering selling their lottery tickets on line. jessica, back to you. >> mike, thank you. lottery tickets are already on sale on line from the united kingdom. lottery officials are playing the waiting game in cecil county where someone has won a power ball. adam may is in the newsroom with more on the search for the mystery million they are adam. >> it is me, jess and i am out of here, lottery offices are back open but that man has already reached out confirming he does that ticket. if he takes the cash option he could walk away with 51 million bucks after taxes. store workers still can't believe it. >> most of the time they hit in
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other states so just to even have it in maryland and at your store is almost lick the lottery yourself. >> now the store will also pocket $25,000 for selling that winning ticket. not bad either, jess. >> not bad at all adam. thank you. after the drawing store workers say the man called them to double check those numbers. a man charged with murdering a young people is due in court, he is charged with stabbing them to death in oakland. police say his blood why hunting knife was recovered from the scene. he denies any wrongdoing. city firefighters are trying to figure out what started an early morning fire in east baltimore. flames broke out just before 3:00 a.m. at a building on east 25th street that houses the big boy's bail bonds. it took an hour to get them under control. firefighters say one person escaped unharmed another was transported to shock trauma
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with smoke inhalation. a scary robbery in anne arundel county. a woman got into her car when a man rose up from the back seat demanding money. police are still looking for him. three republican presidential candidates are launching bus tours today in iowa. the state's caucuses are just a week ago and there is still no front-runner. terrell brown reports with the latest. >> reporter: michele bachmann, rick merry, newt gingrich and mitt romney are converging on the state today. they are locked in a 3-way race. many say they are undecided which gives them hope. >> i almost consider myself a
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resident here. >> he was hunting and then hit the campaign trail. he has visited all counties. back man is scheduled to travel to 10 counties to today. gingrich plans three stops. texas governor rick perry is also on a campaign bus tour through iowa, running a new ad that takes aim at washington lawmakers, his rivals, bachmann and paul. >> if washington is a problem why trust a congressman to fix it. >> many believe paul may have the best shot. the texas congressman has a loyal base of supporters, some who have not stopped working since his bid for the presidency in 2008 but in a race that has cycled through several front runners iowa is still anyone's to 1, terrell brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> john huntsman has not campaigned there. it was a goopy mess that stranded drivers and caused damage to their cars, now the
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maryland truck company responsible says it is having trouble paying for it. it only has a 1 million dollar insurance policy and the payouts will likely exceed that amount. about a thousand people have filed claims saying that substance damaged their cars. the sun is long gone as with start a very wet day in our area. let's take a live look outside shall we? the rain is coming down. it isn't expected to stop for quite sometime. so how long until we see that sunshine again. hello. >> hello, jess, good afternoon, everybody. we will see the sunshine again tomorrow morning at sunrise. let's take a look at radar. rain in the area until about 8:00 tonight. we keep expanding the picture you got to go down to southwest to have charlotte to see the low powering this moisture and frankly mild air up the east coast. the heaviest rain right now is
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going to be over let's say the laurel highlands up in pennsylvania. here just steady rain and again that is the flavor of the day. we are thinking the bulk of the -- i think the bulk of the rain is going to fall on the coast but we are right on the cusp. you can see an i-95 storm. if there was a month from now there would be a snow-rain line, you know exactly what i am talking about. we do have watches, warnings and advisories in effect. a flood advisory in effect for counties adjacent to the chesapeake bay on both shores, a lot of moisture will hit the watershed and has to get in the base, we are on alert for that. we are still not done. that low is intensifying as we speak, once it gets up to north
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there will be a pressure gradient, windy conditions here, not gusts to 50 miles an hour as up the coast but it is windy over the next 24 hours. then let's get ready for new year's eve and that first warning forecast comes your way shortly, back to you. >> turning now to sports and a history setting performance from drew brees last night. check it out. >> he is back, needing 7 yards, he throws, end zone, touchdown, and there is the record. >> unbelievable. >> with that pass he set the record for most passing yards in a single season moving past dan marino's record. the saints clinched the nfc south title beating the falcons 45-16. the ravens will wrap up their regular season this weekend on the road against the bengals on sunday. with a win and a patriots loss the ravens would get home field advantage through the playoffs. kickoff at 4:00 live right here on wjz 13. still to come on wjz
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eyewitness news at noon, closing up shop. why your local sears store may be shuttic its doors in the new year. deja vu, why they are targeting people's credit card information. and hang on to those umbrellas, mattery will be back with your updated forecast. >> complete coverage continues with don scott, jessica kartalija and first warning weather with marty bass and meteorologist bernadette woods, it is wjz, maryland's news station. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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a chaotic scene inside the mall of america as a huge fight breaks out between teenagers. take a look at this video. police responded after getting reports of people fighting and throwing chairs. witnesses say as many as 50 people were involved, police arrested nine juveniles and adults but is still union clear what started the fight. a big change is underway for sears. officials say the company is shutting down more than sears and k-mart stores in the country. the move comes after it posted poor sales numbers during the holidays. sears has more than 4000 stores in the u.s. and canada. they spoke out after a cyber attack. now several people say they have been hit again.
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they believe they were targeted a second time as punishment for talking. they all had their information stored with a think tank group. experts say this is no ordinary hacking. >> it is interesting because it contains people that work for security teams, banks and government agencies. >> -- to make donations to charity but those tractions are likely to be reversed. still ahead on wjz eyewitness news at noon it is shaping up to be a wet afternoon in our area with more rain on the way. your updated forecast is just minutes away. first here is a look at today's mid-day stocks and last night's winning multimatch numbers. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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now your weather, complete forecast and the first warning of severe weather. >> well, it is ramping up the old zesty system. there is no surprises in the forecast. i have mentioned this before, i will mention it again, what you want to see is consistency. >> uh-huh. >> we will get this rain in here, get this rain out of here, the sun is going to come out and we are still not moving into the deep freeze into the new year. let's take a look at doppler. this is going to ramp up. i am tell you you give this a
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month and we would be a doing a snow show and you know how it goes, we have all lived it. that is not the case today but it is ramping up. a lot of moisture in the area as we showed you earlier, more off to the south and west, with us probably until between 6:00 and 8:00 tonight. let me walk over here real quick, i just want to reset because i was looking at some temperatures and they all update about right now so let's take a look at our current conditions. 43 degrees. 85% humidity, there is an easterly breeze at 9, the barometer has fallen to 29.81 as that low approaches, 4 degrees cooler than yesterday. still looking for a high temperature in the upper 40s to maybe around 50 degrees. it is going to have to get going to move up seven -- potentially 7 degrees from right now, only three more hours of the heat of the day, if that. 44 elkton, 46 easton, 47
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pax river, dc 43, 51 degrees ocean city. look at this, haggerstown 37, 37 oakland, 34 degrees in cumberland, 40 westminster, the low 40s around belaire, columbia, and rock hall 43, 46 annapolis, and on kent island. and again, as this weather system ramps itself up right long the 95 corridor and southeast we will see the bulk of the rain. look at this frozen precip north of the laurel highlands toward the southwest finger lakes region of new york state. yeah, that is kind of zesty for some folks, again that low gets out of here, tomorrow only about 43 degrees but that is normal for this time of the year, the normals are 43 and 26. so today we will say rain, 52. okay. you know, gets here good luck. 37 degrees tonight. rain ending, getting breezy, windy tomorrow. partly sunny with high temperatures of about 43 degrees. i think that wind is cooking
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along, 15 to 20 miles an hour steady tomorrow before diminish irking tomorrow night. >> marty, thank you. it is almost time to ring in the new year, be sure to watch the wjz new year's eve spectacular with complete coverage of the fireworks live. you can see all of the festivities live right here starting at 11:00 saturday night. still to come on eyewitness news at noon, they were sickened by the dust at ground zero, now hundreds of people have a big decision to make regarding their health. we will explain next in health watch. and wjz 13 is always on. here are the top stories on at this hour, for instant updates and the updated,
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in today's wjz health watch, more than 1600 people who sued the government claiming the smoke and dust at ground zero are making them sick are facing a tough decision. they have until january second to decide if they want to drop their lawsuit so they can qualify for federal assistance. to be considered for aid applicants must give up their rights to sue for ever. it is unclear how much money they receive if they opt for the government program. be sure to check in with wjz eyewitness news today at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. it sounds like a story out of the movies, an unusual cry for
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weather is going to turn out fine. let's take a look at the five- day-forecast. as a matter of fact, saturday, sunny, 47, 31 overnight, new year's day, 48 and 31. leading up to the holiday weekend get away day friday. 57 degrees and sunshine. thursday winds diminishing from what is a breezy day tomorrow, temperatures in the 40s, a great forecast. >> thanks, i like it. don't miss the primetime line up. the stars celebrated in the award show, then stay tuned for eyewitness news at 11:00. a utah family got a surprise visit on the night of christmas eve but it wasn't santa. it was a reindeer as the family put their kids to sleep. they tried not to spook it until animal control arrived. i don't know what he had to do
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with any of it. luckily none of the presents were damaged. how cool for those kids though, right? >> well, the -- it will be one they are never going to forget. >> that is for sure. >> wow. >> ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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