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chaos in l.a.x. a gunman opens fire in a busy los angeles terminal. >> i heard guarantees. >> how many. >> about 32 to four. >> reporter: witnesses describe the scene and the latest on the terrorists and the suspects. >> here's what people are talking about. >> we have breaking report to report to you. there has been a massive police response at los angeles international airport, after a gunman opens fire at a tsa checkpoint. hundreds evacuate a packed terminal. >> reporter: on a normal day at l.a.x., this airport road would be packed. not so today because of the closure. witnesses described the scene as chaotic. they heard several pops and took cover.
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>> reporter: police and paramedics swarmed terminal 3 at los angeles international airport, after someone opened fire this morning. >> he proceeded up into the screening area, where tsa screeners are, and continued shooting and went past the screeners, back into the airport itself. >> one man and a tsa uniform was able to walk out. but another employee was rushed out in a wheelchair, with an apparent chest wound. >> the preliminary work figures we have, and these two are reportedly, one say, officer dead, four others injured. >> reporter: passengers inside the terminal heard the gunshots. >> right when i heard the shots, i looked over my shoulder. and everybody was running towards me, saying, run. you know, run. >> reporter: other passengers saw the gunman. >> and i noticed he had an assault rifle. a huge gun, strapped over his shoulder. >> reporter: authorities evacuated the terminal and set up a triage area. >> we got out. and they told us to stay underneath the plane. >> reporter: cbs news reports, the suspect is in custody and wounded.
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>> reporter: we saw passengers milling around outside the airport, inside there, virtually on lockdown. l.a.x. is the third busiest airport in the u.s. you can imagine what a lojest cal nightmare this has back. live from los angeles internationalarity, i'm teri okita, back to you. >> hundreds witnessed the gun battle inside l.a.x. complete coverage continues with vic in the newsroom with more. >> reporter: as you can imagine, it was a terrifying scene for the hundreds of people in terminal 3. here's a live look at the scene right now. this is outside terminal 3, where the investigation continues. you see a number of ambulances are lined up there, in case they were ever needed. the gunman pulled out the assault rifle and began opening fire. one man describes exactly what he saw. >> there was a guy downstairs, started shooting. and one guy fell down. panic erupted and he was heading up through the security shack. >> so you were standing in line and you saw the man open fire?
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describe what happened. >> just three loud pops. and everybody started panicking. >> reporter: that man said as soon as heheard are the first gunshot, he hit the ground and security ran through the airport. >> wjz now has the latest on the shooting at l.a.x. one tsa agent is dead. several other people are injured, including the gunman who is now in custody. there is no word on what motivated the shooting. check in with wjz for complete coverage of the shooting at l.a.x. we will bring you the latest information on the suspect, the victims and the impact on travel. we have another breaking story to tell you about. a serious accident in baltimore county. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene a short time ago. at least three vehicles are involved in a crash in the 800 block of eastern boulevard in essex. firefighters say there are multiple injuries from this accident. no word on how serious they are, however. police are still investigating. baltimore city police release the identities of the
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two men shot to death in east baltimore. the gunfire erupted in the 2000 block of kennedy avenue, near 22nd street, yesterday afternoon. 21-year-old brian burden and 24- year-old michael carter, were killed. so far, no arrests have been made. there's no motive at this time. there may be as many as 9,000 potential victims of the johns hopkins gynecologist, accused of secretly recording his patients. police say dr. nikita levy committed suicide after the revelations were made public. a baltimore court has approve a class-action lawsuit by victims, which will allow johns hopkins to avoid litigation if a settlement can be reached. early morning rain and storms give way to sunny skies. this was the scene near loyola university a short time ago. nice day for a jog or stroll to class. and a live look outside right now. things have cleared up. it is just a beautiful start to november. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. meteorologist tim williams and
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bob turk are updating our forecast and our current conditions. we'll start with bob. >> actually, very, very warm afternoon temperatures. many places, this morning, we were around 70 degrees. right now, i'm going to take you back to this morning. take a look at radar. we had the area of showers move through the region. skinny line, squall line, gave us wind gusts to 40 in some spots. and brief downpours moved rather quickly, though. so it doesn't last long. now it's a little leftover, drizzle and light rain over the eastern shore. that will continue for the next hour or two. temperature-wise, just jumped up with sunshine to 71 degrees here. 54 at oakland. 70 in cumberland. 68 on the eastern shore. winds, however, are very light, out to the west, a little stronger. we'll get a little breezy later on tonight and into tomorrow. the winds will not be a major factor. tim has a reminder of what you must do for the outback. >> it's a sign. season, bob. that reminder is to set your clock back, as we head into the
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early hours of sunday morning. at 2:00 a.m., we go back to standard time. it resumes at 2:00 a.m. so before you go to bed, clocks fall back. we fall back one hour this weekend. you get one extra hour of sleep. also, a reminder to change all of the batteries and all of your emergency detectors, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors. remember before you go to sleep saturday night to set your clock back. for now, sending it back inside. tim, thank you. and stay with wjz for first warning weather coverage. we'll keep you updated whenever there is a threat for severe weather. it's been one month since the rollout of the new website. and the focus remains on the site's technical problems. danielle nottingham reports from washington. it comes as millions of americans insured, are learning they can't keep their current plans. >> reporter: notes turned over to a congressional committee shows in the 48 hours after healthcare.goff's launch, just
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248 people successfully signed up for insurance. the white house says those numbers aren't news. >> we know and acknowledge that the website has been a problem. >> reporter: the administration also says it expected low numbers in the beginning and a surge closer to the march 31st deadline. but frustration with the affordable care act goes beyond the website for as many as 3 million americans who are learning they will lose their current policy because it does not meet the standards of the new healthcare law. >> reporter: many consumers who have successfully signed up for new insurance policies in the last month, have done so on state-run exchanges, where streamlined operations allow for a quicker response to problems. >> reporter: washington, d.c. is running its own exchange with mila kaufman at the helm. >> we were able to design marketplaces that work for our citizens, for our businesses, for our consumers. >> reporter: kaufman says there have been no major problems with the d.c. site, where 1800 people were able to complete
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applications in the first three weeks. danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. washington, d.c. and 16 other states are running their own exchanges. that means the majority of americans live in places relying on the federal exchange and for the first time, u.s. secretary of state john kerry acknowledges that some spying by the nsa has gone too far. kerry says that's because of modern technology, some nsa activities have been happening on automatic pilot, without obama administration officials knowing. and that, he says, will stop. the nsa is accused of tapping the phones of world leaders. how is the rush hour finally shaping up. let's check in with kristy breslin. >> a lot of trouble along northbound 95. starting with the delays there. we have delays at 32, over to 100. then traffic slows down again through the 895 split, to
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whitemarsh boulevard. watch for an accident in the harford county area. northbound 95, just past route 24. right now, only one lane is getting by. as far as the beltway goes, and another serious accident on the inner loop at charles street, all lanes are blocked. sat on the west side inner loop, from southwestern boulevard to liberty road, expect at least 25 minutes to get through, with an average speed of 32 miles an hour. as far as your overall travel times go, 83 to 95. 39 miles per hour average. and 15 minutes to get through. let's now take a live look. as you can see, there's a look at the accident scene, northbound 95, just past route 24, as you can see, a lot of congestion going there. this traffic report is brought to you by united healthcare, stepping up for better healthcare. back to you. >> kristy, thank you. still ahead on wjz's eyewitness news at 4:00. shots fired. shots fired. i'm hit. beyond -- above and beyond the call of duty. a police officer shot. but that doesn't stop her
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pursuit of the suspect. images no parent wants to see. a bus overturned in a swollen river. what happened. i'm ron matza the st. leo's church. little italy gets ready for a day of food and fun. the story coming up sheer on wjz. what's in store for the weekend? bob is back with the updated first warning forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it is 71 degrees and partly sunny in central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. police in california are asking for the public's help to find the man suspected of macing a bus driver. authorities say this man, dressed in a jack-o'-lantern t- shirt, boarded a buzz and be-- bus and began harassing people
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seated near them. moments later, he sprayed in the face with pepper spray. a $1,000 reward has been offered for information on the attacker. a bomb threat forces a flight from san francisco to san antonio to make an emergency landing. myra moreno has that story. >> reporter: a long night for da19sureist, and dozens of other passengers. united airlines 5573 left san francisco, bound for the san antonio international airport. but soon after, the plane was diverted to sky harbor airport in phoenix. >> we went down fast. >> reporter: in a moment -- moments after landing, officials went down quickly. >> they said bomb threat, and we got off the plane pretty quickly. >> the fbi showed up and told us we had to be a quarter mile away. >> reporter: the fbi and phoenix police department
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searched the plane but would not go into detail about the threats on board. meanwhile, passengers were questioned before finally being allowed to fly to their final destination. >> even though it's quite scary, it's good to know that when things like this happen, they move quickly. >> others here visiting the alamo city. either way, they all say they're glad to be here safe and sound. >> law enforcement officials say nothing dangerous was found on that united express jet. >> can wall street end the week on a high note? all the markets post gains today. here are the numbers. the dow is up 70. s&p is up 5. nasdaq is up 2. let's go to new york right now, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. >> october was a good mont for u.s. automakers. gm, ford, and chrysler, are all
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reporting sales gains for the month. analysts say the 16-day government shutdown did keep buyers out of show rooms, but they returned in the past two weeks. shares of the container store, more than doubled in their wall street debut, to top $36 a share. the retailer raised $225 million in its ipo. container store has 226 stores nationwide. christmas is coming early to wal-mart. starting today, they are offering several big deals on items like tvs and tablets that are usually reserved for the day after thanksgiving or so- called cyber monday. retailers are making up for the holiday shopping season, which is six days shorter this year than most years. >> ipad is thinner, lighter, and runs faster. the starting point just under $500. >> in new york, i'm alexis
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christoforous. spaghetti and meatballs and a whole lot more. it's part of a big fundraiser you can enjoy in baltimore this weekend. ron matz reports. on sunday, all roads lead to little italy. >> st. leo's church, the heartbeat of little italy. home to spaghettio's and ravioli dinner. >> in the past two weeks, there was a lot of love there. and they did it from scratch. >> what are we doing here, tina? >> we're making meatballs. >> reporter: volunteers like tina defranco, will help make 5,000 meatballs for this big italian meal. >> reporter: a lot of these people who donate or come back to work, have some sort of roots in little italy. so it's wonderful to see everybody come back ask help the community. >> cannolis, and cookies for dessert. more than 100 volunteers have made this dinner a major event
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for 50 years. >> every year, i come in and see new younger people coming. so it's great to see them coming back to help st. leo's stay alive and do what they do best. >> reporter: the big dinner will draw over 2,000 people. check this out. inside, 12,000 home made ravioli. >> so if you want to have a really good dinner with all the trimmings for about $12, you can't get anything better than to come to st. leo's spaghetti ravioli dinner. >> reporter: ron matz, wjz eyewitness news. >> ciao bella. sorry. i was drooling a little bit. it looks so good. it runs sunday, from 12 to 6:00 p.m. it is just $12 for adults, $6 for children. >> that food looks so good. how do we go on with our newscast? >> we can't.
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>> we're starving. coming up, taking no chances, the world famous new york marathon is this weekend. what is being done to make sure it goes off safely. feet from death. mark remarkable video of a semi crashing into an auto shop. how one worker narrowly avoided it. these warm temperatures. how much longer will they last? the updated first warning forecast coming up. wjz 13 is always on. for the top stories on, and instant updates and first warning weather all the time, click
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we have some breaking news to report to you right now. there's been an accident on the beltway. let's go to sky eye chopper 13, and captain jeff long. captain jeff? >> good afternoon. the inner loop at the beltway at charles street, finally opened up. all lanes moving. state police still on the scene, with the driver of one of the vehicles. one of these vehicles rolled over here. inner loop at charles street through towson area. and even though everything is cleared up, it was shut down long enough that there is a residual impact on traffic. so traffic coming on the inner
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loop, working their way around through towson, getting pretty heavy backups right here. reporting live from sky eye chopper 13. i'm captain jeff long. back to you. >> we'll check back in with kristy breslin. a little later to find out about the traffic situation. >> on some of that video, we have beautiful fall trees. >> let's go to tim williams in the first warning weather center. tim, it is just warm out there. >> several have talked about how the trees for some reason have seemed to have popped. the colors just really seem to be vibrant right now. i don't know if it was the combination of rain and cold or temperatures jump started the season. but that's what you're getting right now. so mary and kai, their observations are correct. we're looking at now, temperatures around 71 degrees. even this is more spring-like. we're normally at 64 degrees this time year. we're at 71 now. we were at 71. front came thru, led by a warm front. then the front came flew and brought the rain with it. then we dipped in the temperature range for much of the day. and now, with the sun now
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breaking through the clouds, we're getting back up to about 71 degrees. low 70s. north wind at 5 miles per hour. barometer, 59% relative humidity. here are your temperatures around the state. 54 in oakland. 68 in ocean city. 71 in elkton. 72 in patuxent river. around the immediate metro area, everyone pretty much between 70 and 72 degrees or so. that seems to be where we're topping out this afternoon. winds are getting a little blustery, if you can call 13- mile-per-hour winds, from washington count to the west. front is pushing across the state. and we're starting to get the clearing as a result. winds are just light. but the southwest flow is continuing to bring the warmer air in for much of the area, even though we have a north wind around the airport. you're seeing with the visible satellite, a lot of clearing. and that is helping to facilitate the warmup. clear skies will prevail, heading into tomorrow. now, as this rain continues to move off to the south and the east. we're going to get that clearing. the weekend looks really, really nice. tomorrow is going to be a day,
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mum like today, largely, greatly in the mid-60s for much of the day. then we'll start to see a bit of a cooldown, heading into sunday. but the clearer skies are going to be with us, really for the foreseeable future. we have a front through the middle of the week. that's going to keep us on the low side. as we head into the wednesday into thursday range of the forecast, temperatures start to warm up again. we'll be back in these upper 60s. the way it all comes together with the sunset today, at 6:05. keep in mind, this is going to change by an hour or so in the next hour or so. we'll show you that in a second. 5:53 is your high tide. small craft advisory through tomorrow. 48 degrees tonight. we'll call it breezy. but the normal overnight low is 42. partly sunny tomorrow. and i want to remind you to just set your clocks back. what do you plan to do with your extra hour on the weekend? that's a present from the weather department. you get an extra hour. i only give it to you once a year. what are you going to do with it? don't squander it. >> i'll try to get a little
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extra sleep if i can. >> that's in the squandering it. extra sleep is valuable. don't miss the updated cbs primetime lineup at 10:00. it's an all-new episode of the hit drama, blue bloods. followed by eyewitness news at 11:00. ravens are cominguf --ing off their bye week. watch the game against the browns on wjz 13. still ahead on eyewitness news at 4:00. we'll take you inside a drug tunnel, equipped with its own rail system. insisting on his innocence. the latest legal moves by convicted sex abuser jerry sandusky. and we will keep you updated on the breaking news. a deadly shooting at los angeles international airport. complete coverage continues complete coverage continues with denise and vic after this.,
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71 degrees. hello. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm denise koch. >> and i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about. >> chaos, inside los angeles international airport, as a gunman opens fire inside a terminal. jessica kartalija has more on the deadly attack. >> reporter: an employee is dead and three others were wounded in that shooting. police say someone pulled a semi automatic rifle from a bag and started firing. he continued firing. the gunman was shot and taken into custody. he has just been identifieda 23- year-old paul siancia. passengers say they couldn't believe what was happening. >> about three or four gunshots. everyone running or hitting the floor. it was very hectic. so i ran out and ran to the right, towards this way. >> reporter: a large amount of chaos went out during this entire incident. we believe at this point that there was a lone shooter.
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that he acted at least right now, with the only person that was armed in this incident. >> reporter: the shooting is having an impact on air travel nationwide. all flights bound for los angeles were held at their gates because of that shooting. so far, 132 flights heading to or from l.a. have been delayed. denise? >> all right. thank you very much, jessica. and we invite you to stay with wjz. we'll have complete coverage of this shooting at l.a.x. we'll bring you the latest information on the suspects, the victims and the impact on travel. briefly unpleasant weather here in maryland. but in the south and midwest, the weather is proving deadly. flash flooding, tornadoes, and powerful storms, wreaking havoc. jarica duncan has the latest for wjz. >> towns in the midwest are recovering this morning from possible tornadoes. there was severe damage in the northeast arkansas town of cara way. businesses and homes were destroyed. but nobody was injured. officials say they won't know for sure if it was a tornado,
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until they can assess the damage in daylight. in illinois, another possible twister downed trees, blocking roads. siding was ripped off some homes and this shed was tossed around. the late-night storms claimed the life of a 9-year-old boy. the child died after coming into contact with live power lines, knocked down by strong winds near nashville. and in clinton, indiana, near terre haute, nearly 100 people were forced out of this apartment building last night. heavy rain caused the roof to collapse. surprisingly, no one was injured. this is the same storm system that caused so many problems in the plain states. early thursday evening, a school bus drove off a bridge and plunged into water near wichita, kansas. the bus driver and 10 children were on board. emergency crews brought everyone to safety in 30 minutes. terrified parents were reunited with their children. and in austin, texas, emergency crews had to air-lift stranded
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people to safety. flash floods across central texas killed at least two men. >> reporter: jarica duncan, wjz eyewitness news. >> and trick-or-treating in several cities in indiana, kentucky, and ohio was moved to tonight because of the storms. >> reporter: that same storm system spawned some storms here in maryland. earlier today, this saturday scene in north baltimore this morning. umbrella is a must. at least to start the day. live look outside now. things have cleared up. and it's turned out to be a very nice friday afternoon. we'll wjz is live -- wjz is live with first warning coverage. >> let's take a look at radar. it will take you back to about 6:00 this morning, when you hit a batch of showers and really a squall line move across the region. from the blue ridge mountains into north central maryland. we have warnings for a little while. and brief, gusty winds and brief downpours, before things cleared up and off to the east. just lingering, very light showers off the lower eastern shore. that will move out the next couple of hours. most of the state will be
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generally clear to partly cloudy overnight. right now, we're up to 71 degrees. 70 in cumberland. 70 in hagerstown, d.c., 72 in pax river. oakland with cooler air tout on the west, they're at 55. right now, very light winds out here. later on, some of those 12, 13, maybe 20-mile-an-hour winds will move into the region. essentially, breezy, but much dryer night. as far as the weekend is concerned, looks pretty nice. tim has a reminder, however, that we must all think about before we go to sleep saturday night. tim? >> definitely. as bob mentioned, the weekend is shaping up with the blue skies. so you'll have another hour to enjoy it because we do go back to standard time. it resumes sunday at 2:00 a.m. the clocks do go back at 2:00 a.m. sunday. so remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors. certainly remember to set your clocks back before you go to bed saturday night. we resume saturday night, 2:00
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a.m. sunday. bob will have the complete first warning forecast coming up. >> stay with wjz for first warning weather coverage. we'll keep you updated, whenever there is the threat of severe weather. the child sex abuse scandal, of course, rocked penn state. now, disgraced former football coach jerry sandusky is taking new legal action. kai is in the newsroom with developments. jerry sandusky wants to cake up the appeal. last year, he was convicted of 45 counts of sex abuse. but he argues that the trial judge should have instructed jurors, regarding the length of time it took his victims to come forward. he is serving a 30- to 50-year sentence. sandusky also claims his lawyers lack sufficient time to prepare for trial. the former assistant football coach abused a number of boys over several decades. back to you. >> thank you, kai. earlier this week, penn state reached a settlement with 26 victims, agreeing to pay them
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nearly $60 million. baltimore county police are looking for the man who apparently broke into a college student's apartment. according to our media partner, the baltimore sun, the female student woke up early sunday morning, to find a man in her bedroom, touching her leg. three women live in the apartment in towson, say the doors and windows were all locked and they don't know how the man got in. a major bust in san diego. police find a sophisticated drug tunnel, leading from mexico to the united states, stretching the length of six football fields. ed pane has the story. >> reporter: squinting in the san diego sun, local and federal officials announced they shut down a massive drug tunnel. they call it a super tunnel. >> they're sophisticated. they're high-tech. >> reporter: so high-tech, this tunnel had an electric rail system, ventilation, and even hydraulic steel doors. investigators found the tunnel on wednesday. they say it went from tijuana to a warehouse in san diego, for the sole purpose of moving drugs into the united states.
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cartels, however, did not get the chance to do that. >> i think we're 100% confident as a group here, they did not move one gram of narcotics through that tunnel. >> reporter: in addition to shutting down the tunnel, police made three arrests, seized more than eight tons of marijuana, and a first for one of these drug tunnels, 325 pounds of cocaine. cartels spend millions of dollars digging these tunnels and the latest bust was considered a major setback. >> we are determined to make this a big waste of your dirty money. not only will we take your drugs and shut down your tunnels. before you even get an opportunity to use them. but we're now in a position where we're going after your management. >> reporter: officials say the tunnel actually represents desperation on the part drug runners, increasingly forced to dig deep to move their product. >> officials say the drugs seized have an estimated street value of nearly $12 million. the new york city police
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department can resume its controversial stop-and will- frisk policy. a federal appeals court blocked the ruling that deemed the policy unconstitutional. the stop and frisk police tactic has been criticized by people who say it is racial profiling. tighter than ever. security at the new york city marathon this sunday, following the bombings of the boston marathon. adriana diaz reports from new york, with more on the new restrictions in place this year. >> reporter: 45,000 runners will race through new york city sunday, under the highest marathon security ever. in addition to police scuba divers, helicopters, and bomb- sniffing dogs, about 1500 surveillance cameras will be focused on the 26.2 mile route. police started ramping up the efforts two days after the marathon bombings last april. killing three people and injuring more than 260 others. >> what do you say to runners
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and others who are worried to run in light of what happened in boston? >> there's no guarantees in our post-9/11 world. but we're doing everything we can to protect the runners, protect the spectators. >> reporter: for the first time, runners will not be allowed to wear bulky costumes, backpacks or hydration packs. runners we spoke to say it feels like a big race. >> kind of like the first big marathon in the u.s. for runners to come pack and say, we're not afraid. >> we know the organizers of the race are going to take care of us. >> reporter: they are asking runners and spectators to pack clothing and personal items in clear, plastic bags like this one. >> reporter: the marathon was canceled last year, following super storm sandy. to honor the victims and first responders of the boston attack, a yellow line has been painted alongside the traditional blue line on the course. in new york, adriana diaz, wjz eyewitness news. >> so new york road runners, a group that organized the
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marathon, doubled its security budget this year to $1 million. if you're waiting for someone to get home from work on this friday afternoon, let's check on the roads with kristy breslin. she's live at wjz traffic control. >> hi, denise. hi, everyone. let's give you an update on the accident on charles street. all lanes were blocked. they have since been reopened. but still watch for slow traffic back to green spring avenue. it's also affecting the outer loop. a bit slow from providence road. on the west side inner loop, plenty of brake lights there, from southwestern boulevard. average speed, only about 25 miles an hour. slow from 29 to marriottsville road. and a couple of slow spots on northbound 95, from 32 to 100 on howard county side. then it slows down again from eastern avenue to whitemarsh boulevard. as far as the accidents go, northbound 95, the accident at emerson road on the shoulder. we also have one that just came in, southbound 95, at bel camp, blocking the right-hand lane. couple of accidents in the
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city. north warwick at north avenue. and also, west lexington at park avenue. let's now take a live look. you can see, things have cleared up nicely there. that's the scene of the accident on charles street. and let's take another live look. looks like things are easing up quite well. this traffic report is brought to you by bge smart energy savers program. running errands this weekend? don't forget your cfl bulbs. visit bge smart back to you. >> kristy, thank you. they fought, side by side. tonight, an american soldier is celebrating a victory after his afghan translator finally make its to america. mary has the story of a friendship formed on the battlefield. >> reporter: this is a story about a soldier's determination to uphold a promise. >> reporter: the last time they saw each other, matt zelar and jan ishwary were in afghanistan, fighting side by side against the taliban. >> i had a brother here to
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fight for me. i was thinking i could make it. >> reporter: for zelar, it was a fight for shinwari's life. he became a marked man after the two were caught in a taliban ambush in eastern afghanistan. >> we saw the first truck was blown up by i.e.d. and i saw later that he was away from the other unit and they kept shooting. against the taliban. >> reporter: zelar said that's when shinwary shot and killed two insurgents sneaking behind them. >> he saved my life. >> and he saved my life. >> well, we're even. >> reporter: zelar made a promise to a man he says became like a brother to him all those years ago on the front lines. >> he told me one day he would bring me home. and united states is my home. >> reporter: by all accounts, afghans who serve alongside, would kill insurgents to save americans are now under dire threat from taliban retribution. >> when i was in taliban, a huge part of my life, i thought i would get killed.
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>> reporter: after years of waiting, he and his families got special seize visas under a special program for afghans and iraqis who fought alongside u.s. forces. but then just two weeks later, crushing news, the state department revoked the visas. they believe the taliban called in a bogus anonymous tip, saying shinwary was a threat. there was no safe haven. >> these people used to send us the body parts of interpreters they captured as a warning message to our interpreters to quit now. >> reporter: they forced the state department to reconsider. the family's visas were reissued. tens of thousands of visas were allocated for iraqis and afghans, who risked their lives for the u.s. military. but just a fraction of those have been issued, leaving many in harm's way. shin wary and his family no longer have to fear the taliban. now, they are in america, ready to start a new life, an american shoulder by their --
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soldier by their side. >> it's your country now. welcome home. >> thank you. >> as we said, shinwary is one of the lucky ones. there are still thousands of other interpreters still waiting for their visas and still in danger because of how they supported u.s. troops. vic, back to you. >> mary, thank you. shinwary and his family have moved into an apartment in virginia, with the help of the soldier and a local charity. straight ahead on wjz's eyewitness news. at 4:00. near miss. racquetball c video as -- incredible video as a semi truck plows into an auto repair shop. there's an app for that. and that app helped a wanted suspect elude police. and will things cool back down this weekend? stick around for the updated first warning forecast. that's coming up.
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did not let that stop her from doing her job. undeterred, she went on a high- speed chase, after a car full of suspects. it was all caught on dash cam. pamela brown reports. >> shots fired. shots fired. i'm hit. >> this dramatic dash cam video shows the terrifying moments, right after stafford police officer and carissalis made a routine traffic stop around 4:00 a.m. saturday. as she approaches the car, a passenger suddenly pulls out his gun and shoots her twice, according to police. >> all right. i'm still conscious. >> reporter: one bullet hit her police vest. the other pierced her face. wounded and in serious pain, police say she managed to return fire before getting back in her car and pursuing the suspects in a high-speed car chase. >> we went over green briar, off of trinity. >> reporter: despite her injuries, carissales, a former marine, chased the suspects for seven minutes through the streets of houston. >> i was born to be a protector. i always have been a protector. >> i was shot by the driver's side passenger. >> reporter: ending when the
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three men in the car ran into an apartment building. the alleged 21-year-old shooter, sergio rodriguez, was taken into custody. police say the other two men on the run are 28-year-old freddie hen riquestions, a suspected gang member, considered to be armed and dangerous, and a man who goes by the name daniel cruz. >> i'm hit twice. >> reporter: as carissales got out of her cruiser, other officers rushed to her aid. look closely. and you can see where the bullet went straight through her cheek. she is now recovering at home with her family. >> i just want to give myself sometime to relax and kind of feel the beauty of life, that i was blessed to have. >> one tough officer. incredibly, carissales was well enough to go trick or treating with her children last night. in the meantime, there is a $10,000 reward for each of the wanted men. in missouri, technology troubles. a fugitive uses his iphone scanner app to flee from police. kai is in the newsroom with
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more on the suspects' escape. >> an app allows users users to listen to radio frequencies around the world. that's how police say jason smith was wanted. police say as they approached has home, he fled through the back door because he was listening to the police scanner app. smith was later captured. police say they heard their own radio traffic coming from his home during his arrest. police are concerned in the future, the app could give a suspect time to grab a weapon or barricade himself inside a home. denise? >> prosecutors are now going after smith on new secondary charges for using this app as a radio scanner in commission of a crime. >> a semi crashes into an auto shop in idaho. and it's caught on camera. video shows when the semi comes out of nowhere and slams into the building. it blew through the front of the building, barely missing a customer's car. two people were working in the shop when it happened. but no one was hurt. the driver of the truck has been charged in the crash. >> i guess the truck will just stay there and get fixed.
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>> maybe. what a delightful start to the month of november. >> bob has the updated first warning weather forecast coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it's a brief wind gust, and brief downpour this morning, around 7:30, 8:00. 8:30, depending where you live. and it was warm. temperatures this morning were around 71, 72. and that's what it recovered to right now. when the sun came out. 71 now. north wind at 5. dew points coming down a little bit. humidity, 59%. barometer is back to rising. got pretty low there. if you have a sinus headache, that's probably why. 29.62 inches. 55 in oakland. 70, 71. these are very, very mild temperatures for november 1st. our normal high today is 62 degrees. 72 still down in pax river. ocean city, 68. low -- locally, still around the 70-degree mark. more like around the end of september rather than the beginning of november. clouds cleared out nicely. still clouds on the lowern -- lowerern eastern shore. -- lower eastern shore.
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acmack county, going to clear out in the next couple of hours. from the bay west, a lot of sunshine. it will turn eventually cooler overnight. back in the upper 40s to low 50s. tomorrow will be another nice day. but tomorrow night, we start to cool even more. a second frontal system well to the north of us. with more cool canadian air. in the meantime, all on the coast. showers to the north had very gusty winds. 40, 50, even 60 miles an hour across pennsylvania and new york. we missed most of that. but still a little rain. slowly moving out. the front kind of stalled out. but from here, north and west, a lot of clearer skies. and eventually, we'll have a pretty nice weekend. in the meantime, still mild tomorrow in the mid-60s. it won't really be until saturday night and sunday, when that second front comes through. we may see a sprinkle in the afternoon, as the chillier air comes in overhead. garrett county, definitely in the 30s and 40s by this weekend. it will be much colder in far western maryland. by sunday, everything is going to cool down. and if you're going up to cleveland, it's going to be
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chilly up there. only around 42 on sunday afternoon in cleveland. west winds, 5 to 10 knots. gusts to 20 on the bay. the bay temp around 61 degrees. came up, actually, a degree. tonight, clear to partly cloudy. turning breezy later on. upper 40s, well above average. tomorrow, still a nice day. the normal is 62. a high of 66. sunny to partly sunny skies. a little on the breezy side. tomorrow back in the upper 30s again. and sunday, only in the low to mid-50s. gradually cools down over the weekend into next week. >> okay. thank you, sir. still to come on eyewitness news. shots fired at los angeles international airport. the latest on the developing situation out west. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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