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. i'm jessica kartalija. >> i'm don scott. >> here's what people are talking about today. >> it's the breaking news we're following in anne arundel county. sky chopper 13 is live over the scene of a fatal accident. >> reporter: good afternoon don. good afternoon everybody. this accident occur ed red around 7:43 this morning involving a car and a cement truck. the cement truck on the side of the road just now getting hooked up to be removed from the scene. about 5 minutes ago they finally opened up chapel road to allow traffic to come through. this is a mile to the west of route 3. now traffic is moving fine. no factor there. one person dead in this accident according to anne arundel county police. reporting live from chopper 13, i'm captain jeff long. back to you. >> thank you. all morning long traffic was not moving on that roadway. at least five dozen accidents because of icy conditions this morning.
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most of them we're just a fender bender type. here in baltimore city many residents like these spent the morning scraping ice from and clearing snow off their cars, but then the sun came out and most of the ice quickly disappeared. it's turned into a beautiful afternoon. it's only the middle of february. when will the next winter weather come our way? we have complete coverage with marty bass in the now sunny out back and tim williams in the first warning weather center. >> what came through yesterday not unlike the last several systems. came through caused enough of a disruption to create a little havoc in the morning and then moved out of here. that system is so far out of here now that it really doesn't even show up on radar. right now we're starting to rebound very nicely with temperatures in the 40s in central maryland. still cold in oak land, 32 degrees, 43 elkin. as you
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asked, don we do have another system moving our way. for more on that, out to marty. >> reporter: thank you very much. happy valentine's day everyone. let's take a look at our national temperature map. everything is moving left to right. this bubble of mild air is going to come across the mid atlantic over the next 48 hours. look at the dip in the jet stream. business mark, denver, salt lake. our next graphic shows a cold front moving our way. we're going to see temperatures going 10 degrees below normal through the weekend. there's going to be a little be it of moisture out ahead of that new air mass, which could become a bit of a mixed precipitation event. how much so, when, what's the timing? meteorologist tim williams with those details shortly. >> thank you. new information on the training incident that led to an officer getting shot in the head. sources say the training incident when somebody mixed up
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a simulated weapon with a service weapon. there are still unanswered questions. wjz is live. mike hellgren has more on what we've learned this noon. mike. >> reporter: good afternoon. some new information that the maryland police training commission is now talking to those involved in this. that's a big part of this investigation. also we checked in with the baltimore county state's attorney's office on whether at this point they are conducting an investigation or plan to file charges. they said that won't happen until they get the state police investigation results. >> investigators are interviewing training staff this morning in the wake of the tragic shoots of a university of maryland baltimore police officer during training. baltimore city police were in charge of that training and as wjz first reported, sources say someone present switched his service weapon with a semilator -- simulator weapon. live ammo is typically
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not used in training. baltimore city police are conducting a investigation with maryland state police as to what happened. it led to out rage among top officials. >> there's no reasonable explanation for why live rounds were at a training exercise. i was so angry i was almost speechless. >> in the past guns used in training for brightly colored. wjz has learned in this case the simulator weapons were not a different color and looked and felt similar to real weapons. there typically are safeguards in place. >> in tactics training they take your firearm when you go in. >> police are looking into the reported absence of high level supervisors at the training and the head of training was unaware the facility was in use for that purpose. >> we will be transparent and
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open in assuring that we have a safe and professional police organization. >> reporter: at this point six people have been suspended in connection with this incident. >> thank you. police have made counselors available for everyone involved. funeral plans are set for one of the students from this week's murder/suicide near the university of maryland college park. the service for 22-year-old steven rain will be held saturday in pennsylvania. police say rain was shot and killed on tuesday by off campus house mate 23-year-old devon green. another student 22-year-old neil oua was also wounded with green then shooting and killing himself. governor martin o'malley is testifying in annapolis to repeal the death penalty in maryland. he pushed for repeal in 2009 but fell short. he said he believes the maryland general
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assembly will ban capital punishment this session. mike miller has said he believes repeal legislation will pass this year. maryland's last excuse was in 2005. currently there are five men on death row. olympic star oscar pistorius is behind bars charged with murder. mary is live in the news room with the latest. >> reporter: authorities say he shot and killed 30-year-old reeva steenkamp this morning inside his home. they report he may have mistaken her for a burglar. police say they've been called to the home in the past for domestic disturbances. pistorius is expected to appear in court tomorrow. >> he made history at the london olympics being the first
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amputee runner. the passengers on the broken down carnival cruise ship is waiting to be back on land. they are expected to arrive in mobile alabama tonight. randall pinkston is waiting at the port. >> the terminal has been scrubbed clean for the arrival of the disabled ship. it's expected to be towed into the port of mobile this evening. 3,000 passengers, 1,000 crew are on board. many of their families waiting anxiously in mobile. >> we came the see our girls. >> they drive drove 8 hours from luf kin, texas to pick up their daughters on the ship with their dads. they said the girls have been crying. >> mommy i'm so scared. momny, i don't know -- momny, i don't know what to do. she's been on six before. >> a fire knocked out the ship's power on sunday. since then passengers say life on board has been miserable and
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disgusting. toilets have been replaced by plastic bags. her daughter and ex-husband have been eating onion sandwiches. >> the ship is not expected to reach the port until after nightfall. carnival plans to bus the passengers to hotels in galveston or houston, texas or new orleans. several other ships have been loading supplies and food. carnival is paying for transportation and hotel rooms for the passengers. they are giving out full refunds for the cruise, a credit towards a future cruise and $500 cash. in mobile alabama randall pinkston, wjz ynls news. -- eyewitness news. it's valentine's day . that means a day full of cards candy, flowers and gifts. this year the holiday is expected to generate more than $18 million nationwide.
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the national retail federation said women will spend an average of $88 men will spend about $175 on their loved ones. still to come on wjz eyewitness news at noon, a valentine's day marriage of sorts. american airlines and u.s. airways are merging to make one mega air carriers. >> cheaper mac book pros. how much apple is lowering the price and why. >> it's shaping up to be a beautiful day to bask in sunshine and celebrate love. a more complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. complete coverage continues with don scott, jessica kartalija and first warning weather with marty bass and meteorologist tim williams. it's wjz, mayo road.
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it is sunny and 43 degrees. your comb -- complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. american airlines and u.s. airways are merging. the boards of the two air carriers agreed last night. they will create the largest airlines in the world. the new company will keep the american airlines name
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and the ceo of u.s. airways will run it. the sheriff in california said his deputies did not intentionally burn down a cabin that christopher dorner was in. he said the take i can was to drive dorner out not set the cabin on fire. authorities believe dorner died in that blaze but a forensic investigation is underway to positively identify those remains. a short time ago president obama arrived in georgia where he will tour a pre-k classroom. he's called for preschool for all american children. yesterday he toured a manufacturing plant in north carolina, talking about the need for an increase in the minute minimum wage from $7.25 to $9. apple is slashing $200 off
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the price of the 13 inch mac book pro. it will now cost $1,500. it's thinner faster and lighter than previous models. sales were down 22% in the last quarter of 2012. >> you can do that on your ipad or iphone. still ahead on eyewitness news at noon, clear skies and sunshine this valentine's day. your complete first warning weather forecast now just two and a half minutes away. >> first here's a look at today's midday stocks and last night's winning lottery numbers. i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible
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welcome back, everyone. happy valentine's day. this forecast is good for maybe staying in next to a fire or something if you choose to do that. temperatures are in the 40s. our average high now or normal high has gone up 1 degree since yesterday. our normal is now 45 degrees. we're heading towards spring technically. it still gets very cold in the over night hours. right now we're at 43. it's high enough above freezing to melt down the snow that came down last night. north wind at 3. barometer is high right now 30.00. across the state in higher elevations towards oak land, 32 degrees 41 elkin, 43 ocean city. 37 in westminster, 43 columbia, 42
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rock hall, 41 annapolis and kent island bel air checking in at 41. winds are coming in from the north around the metro area, not tapping into brutally cold air. most of our neighbors are in the same temperature range. the colder air is back to the west and midwest. this is indicated with the next system that will come through here tomorrow evening into saturday. it's part of this same pattern that we've been dealing with every so many days. every 3 days or so we get a quick moving clipper system, generating in canada moving into the region and moving out of here before and after or temperatures are warming up. today we melted down everything that was on the roadways from yesterday. still a lot of coverage on the grass and the bushes. it's going to warm up again today. tomorrow we get back up into the 50s. with that mild air in place this
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system comes through again tomorrow night into saturday. again, we should repeat the same drill of slick roads in the over night hours, a bit of a dusting and little coating in the over night hours friday into saturday and then it moves out of here again. the difference this time is that saturday and sunday we stay in the cold range. tonight sunset at 5:44. a little more sunlight and warmer temperatures. tonight down around 33, partly cloudy. for tomorrow look at this, 53 degrees, our daytime high. again, with sun clouds in the evening. >> wow. nice. >> you like it? >> maybe i can get some color on these arms. >> it's a little ere will i -- early for that. why low intensity work outs may be better for your health. details coming up in health watch. >> speaking of health, there's today's
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in today's wjz health watch long low intensity work outs may be better for you than short intense ones. researchers compare people who compare vigorously for an hour each day to people who stood or walked for longer periods. as long as they burn the same amount of
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energy the lower intensity work outs were better at improving insulin levels as well as fats and cholesterol. a woman's blood may hold clues whether she's at risk for memory problems after menopause. some women have platelets in their blood more likely to cause clots. that may lead to areas of brain damage after menopause that causing memory loss. be sure to check in today atting -- at 4:00 5:00 and 6:00. there may have been some policies not followed by training supervisors in the shooting. we'll have the latest on the olympic h him at let lick
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>> reporter: welcome back. here's the 5 day forecast. again, it's chilly over the weekend. that 34 sunday is 10 below normal. that's how it looks in the city we call baltimore on valentine's day. back inside. >> thank you . don't miss tonight's prime time cbs line up. at 10:00 it's elementary immediately followed by eyewitness news at 11:00. if you don't like buying your valentine real flowers check out something that will stay in bloom forever. a man
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has been hard at work making whole bouquets of them. they sell for $40 for a half a dozen lilies including the vase. >> i want to compliment you guys today good job on the valentine. we have some lucky ladies at
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