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first, the typhoon. now a growing humanitarian crisis. >> they have shorted us food, tents, everything. >> reporter: the major disaster relief operation in the philippines. will it be enough? >> hi, everybody. i'm mary bubala. >> i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. >> we are talking bay desperate situation in the philippines, as help for the survivors of the typhoon is slow to arrive. and there is chaos, when supplies are available. tina kraus reports for wjz, with the latest. >> reporter: the filipino military struggled to keep order at tacloban's airport. 800 people were evacuated in advance of the typhoon. and many of those who remain
are now trying to get out. >> everything everything is gone. our houses. everything. there's nothing to eat, nothing to drink. >> reporter: the typhoon damaged or destroyed an estimated 23,000 homes, displacing more than 600,000 people. many of the dead remain unburied. this woman says rescuers have not come back in days and asks, why haven't they returned to recover the bodies? severe food and water shortages are adding to the crisis. aid organizations like the red cross and team rubiconare beginning to arrive. local doctors say they're returning low on medicine. and more u.s. military help is coming. >> we're going to go as fast as we possibly can and get there as soon we can to help people in need. >> reporter: the george washington strike group is on its way from hong kong. and at tacloban's airport, c130 cargo planes are flying in tons of food, water and other supplies. but with tacloban in ruins,
many are still waiting for help. tina kraus, wjz eyewitness news. >> and you can help the victims. catholic relief services isic taking your donations right now. call 1-877-help-crs. or log onto their website, crs.org. here in maryland, we're dealing with our first real winter blast. it's a cold wave for downtown. sales season is wrapping up in grand fashion. probably not the conditions this crew was expecting when they docked at the inner harbor today. live look outside now. how long will these chilly temperatures stick around? wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. meteorologist chelsea ingram is live in quarry lake with the wjz mobile weather lab in baltimore county. but first, bob is updating our temperatures. hi, bob. >> these are temperatures that are really pretty normal for january, not november. in fact, the normal high is around 40, 41. we're at 38 now. only 25 in oakland. 40 in d.c. 39 in easton.
and 38 in ocean city. the dew point way down. this is a very dry, cold, canadian air mass. 13-degree dew point. wow. temperatures right now, running 17 degrees colder than yesterday at this time. cumberland, 24 degrees colder. and oakland, 20 degrees colder. so it was a major difference when that front came through. primarily, came through dry. even saw a few areas with scattered flurries. but wind chill with the breeze, still feels like around 30 degrees. if you're going outside tonight, dress for wind chills in the 20s to low 30s. feels like 16 there in out in oakland. chelsea ingram is live with a look at the temperatures. >> reporter: everyone has been walking around. they have had their jackets, clothes, gloves because it feels cold. let's take a lack at the numbers with our mobile weather lab. we're sitting just under 46 degrees. we have been fluctuating between 38 and 39 since i got
out here about 30, 45 minutes ago. wind chill factors, not really much of a factor. winds are still on the calm side. but it is expected to pick up for us as we head into the overnight. and temperatures are going to drop. take a look at this graphic. we're going to see a forecast around 25 for our low temperature. that's near the record set back in 1911. around 22 degrees. keep in mind, too, the average for this time of year is 37. and as we head into your wednesday, well, that cold is going to stick around. and we'll see another cold night, heading into wednesday night as well. just how cold will we get? bob will have those details coming up in your exclusive first warning forecast. for now, i'm live with the wjz mobile weather lab, at cory lake, back to you guys on tv hill. >> check in with wjz for first warning weather coverage. we'll keep you updated on the threat of severe weather and bring you information on any closings or delays. breaking news right now. a house fire in northeast baltimore. let's go to captain jeff long in sky eye chopper 13.
captain jeff? >> reporter: the fire call came out about 3:40. and the house is actually an office building for a used car dealership here in the 5900 block of bel air road. and the response was pretty good. looks like they do have the fire out. they're working on just checking to make sure everything is completely out. and with the huge response we have, bel air road, effectively shut down in the northbound direction. only one lane, getting by -- [ inaudible ] [ no audio, please stand by ] >> captain jeff, thank you. well, turning up the heat on baltimore's most wanted. city police execute daring predawn raids. and wjz is right along, as officers, during these busts. as rochelle ritchie reports, several dangerous suspects are now in custody. >> reporter: well, this rain is just one of many the city plans to carry out until it gets
every suspect, every criminal behind bars and convicted. >> reporter: it's 4:00 a.m. and wjz is there, as dozens of baltimore city police officers and the baltimore county s.w.a.t. team gear up and load up to break down the doors of unsuspecting bgf gang members and those allegedly working for them. >> police, search warrant! [ sirens ] >> reporter: wjz rides along, as search warrants are carried out on 11 homes in east baltimore, just after 5:00 this morning. >> all of these search warrants are being carried out at the same time. the suspects are all convicted felons. of the 11, two of them are wanted for murder. >> undercover officers quietly approached the home. we are there, cameras rolling, as police go into action. [ gunshots ] >> residents living on rutland avenue, wake up to the explosion. -- commotion.
handcuffed and taken to jail. just one of the six taken into custody. >> this is part of our continued effort to dismantle the black guerrilla family, using drug conspiracy and related charges. >> reporter: the numerous raids across the city are all in response to the blood bath on city streets police say is at theands of -- hands of bgf gang members. the state's earn's office, has indicted 68 on federal charges. police say they will search every crevice of the city, arresting and prosecuting the black guerrilla family. until they are all behind bars. >> we will not stop these efforts. >> reporter: and of the 20 people indicted, 60 of them are now in custody. i'm rochelle ritchie, wjz eyewitness news. >> suspected gang members were arrested as part of today's raids. but what happens when they go to prison? well, tonight at 11:00, a wjz exclusive. vic carter speaks with the former security chief, who reveals how gangs took control
of the baltimore city detention center. it is a story of sex, smuggling and power. that's tonight at 11:00. drugs being sold out of a day care center? that's what police say was happening in anne arundel county. >> a warning at the gambrels day nursery. police arrested and charged 30- year-old rosemary tuck. the operation allegedly started with undercover officers. in addition to finding marijuana and drug partner, police also seized six rifles. they were proper -- the nursery was properly licensed by the state, which has been contacted. >> wjz is in anne arundel county. we'll have more coming up at 5:00. more troubling news for president obama's president obama's signature healthcare law. only 40 to 50,000 americans have been able to enroll into the affordable care act. far below what was expected danielle nottingham reports for
we'll from washington. >> reporter: between 40,000 and 50,000 americans have been able to successfully enroll in private insurance, through the healthcare.gov website, according to the wall street journal. industry analysts have confirmed those numbers for cbs news in the 36 states where the federal government is running the exchange. >> cbs news data from the states operating their own exchanges, shows another 50,000 enrollees. but those figures fall well short of the 500,000 the obama administration initially had hoped to have at this point. . >> the fact that the website has been so challenging, so problematic in that first month, means the enrollment numbers will be even lower than expected. >> reporter: the administration says it is counting on the numbers to climb as the signups improve. dale directed medicare and medicaid under the first presidency of bush.
she said it was expected. but what is key is that they are transparent about them so insurers can plan. >> it is getting extremely worrisome about what happens if people can't and aren't enrolling. >> reporter: the white house has promised to release its own figures this week. in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: this week, the department of health and human services began sending e-mails to people who were unable to create an account, inviting them to come back and try again. how does it look on the roads right no? -- now? let's look at the roads with kristy breslin. >> hi, kai. hi, everyone. well, we're starting often very slowly, along northbound 95. with delays beginning at eastern avenue. going over to mountain road in harford county. we had a couple of earlier accidents that had been moved to the shoulder. top side inner loop, stop and go there, from jones falls to the expressway. not too bad on the west side
inner loop. a couple of brake lights as you make your way toward 270. 32 to 100. and we do have that house fire that captain jeff told you about just moments ago. it does have bel air road closed off in the northbound direction between white avenue and park mont. southbound direction, only one lane gets by. right now, the best alternate would be to take walther instead. beltway moving at a decent speed. this traffic report is brought to you by erickson living. for fun, maintenance-free retirement, visit charlestown in catonsville. beautiful new apartment homes available. visit erickson living.com. back to you. an overturned truck in the city. let's go live to captain jeff long with sky eye chopper 13. captain jeff? >> this is the intersection of biddle street and caroline street. northeast. that is a city truck on the north side. they're trach -- taking the
truck. a wrecker is on scene to upright the truck. and rollback in position to take the truck away. caroline and biddle. that intersection shut down. reporting live from sky eye chopper 13, i'm captain jeff long. we'll continue to check in with you. well, could former raven, ed reed end up back with his former team? the former all-pro safety is cut by the houston texans today. reed was recently benched, and according to recent reports, wore out his welcome, by saying the team was outcoached when it lost sunday. so far, no word if the ravens have any interest in bringing him back. is official. the new one world trade center is the tallest building in the nation. they bait has raged for the last few weeks if that is the tallest building or the willis tower, formirly the sears -- tower. today, the council on habitat
deemed that one world trade center is the tallest because of the spire on top of the building. and you know, i don't know, mary. you're from chicago. i know some people feel the spire is cheating, but it's part of the building, it has to be counted. >> and i'm thinking the willis tower, which we call the sears tower, will put another spire on top of its spire. then they'll just keep stacking up. >> i guess it will be a highest spire. >> we'll see what happens. still ahead on eyewitness news at 4:00. [ explosion. the power of a liquid bomb that can bring down an airline. well, will the tsa soon ease restrictions on what passengers can carry on board? inside the breakthrough technology. a fire truck crashes on the way to a fire. what causes the accident. a three, maybe four or five- dog night ahead. how long will it last?
it's chilly outside. 38 degrees in central maryland in fact right now, the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. a sheriff's deputy in southern virginia is hospitalized after a crash involving two other cars. a driver rear-ends another car, pushing it into oncoming traffic. that car then hit the henry county sheriff's deputy's car. all three drivers went to the hospital. virginia state troopers charged one driver in the crash. a fire truck rushing to the scene of a house fire in memphis, crashes through a fence. >> the fire department says the truck had bad brakes and that's why it slammed into the
concrete barrier, then that fence. the firefighter was pretty shaken up. then got to work fighting the flames. can wall street build on monday's record finish? [ stock bells ringing ] >> well, right now, all the markets lose ground. the dow is down 32. the s&p is down 4. nasdaq up, a fraction. let's go to new york, where alison harmelin has tonight's cbs money watch update. >> the justice department says it struck a deal that will allow the merger of u.s. airways and american airlines, creating the world's largest airlines. the agreement requires both airlines to give up landing spots in washington reagan national airport and other key seas. back in august, the government moved to impede the merger assaulting it would hike up prices around the country. this settlement still requires federal aproval. stocks were trading one day after another record high.
fewer americans are falling behind on their mortgages. according to their credit agency, transunions. late payments on home loans are at a five-year low. >> apple's ipad mini. this is the first to feature a high-resolution display. apple calls retina. it's also equipped with a faster, wireless connection. that's your money watch. for all your business news, log onto cbsmoneywatch.com. in new york, i'm alison harmelin. >> coming up on eyewitness news at 4:00. high drama. a worker stuck in a dangerous situation. see the rescue. i'm mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. in the special studio, at frederick douglas high school, where they have new interactive media programs. programs they'll be showing to media officials this week. the story when eyewitness news deputies. get the extra blankets from the closets. stick around for the updated first warning weather forecast. >> wjz 13 is always on. for the top stories on
i'm meteorologist chelsea ingram, live with the wjz mobile weather lab, here at quarry lake, where it is a chilly throin degrees, and temps are only going to continue to drop. for those details and more, let's go inside to bob, for an updated look at your first warning forecast. >> if you go outside tonight, wear the hat, the scarf, the gloves. you'll be just fine. >> i said, what did you wear? no wonder he was cold. let's take a look at temps around the region. we're at 38 now. once again, the normal high, in the middle of january, is around 40. so we're still colder than that. 35% humidity. air was so dry. snow. north/northwest winds at 10. the barometer on the way back up again. look how dry the air is. the dew point is down to 13 degrees. had is a dry, canadian air mass. 25, oakland now. 36 cumberland. still snowing a little in
garrett county. but not even as much as we hoped for or they had hoped for, i guess. 30, ocean city. light rain along the lower eastern shore. local midtemperatures. still around 40. still the breeze, around 10 miles ran hour. -- an hour. if you're going out tonight, dress for freezing or lower temperatures because the actual temperature tonight will get down into the mid- to upper 20s most places. this morning, we had a lot of activity showing up on radar. but a lot of it never reached the ground. it was just too dry. a little snow there. pretty much dissipated. had a little in new jersey, off the east coast, there's light shower activity. now we're clearing out. new lake-effect snow breaking through. that's what this is. just related to the cold air, picking up the moisture. garrett county, a little up here across new york state. there's what is left of it here. you can see it. light shower activity across southern maryland. look at this. chicago, 32. bismarck was 8 yesterday.
they're now back up to 48. denver, 60. so we do have a warmup headed our way. that will be in here by the end of the week. so cold next two days. warm air starts moving back. by friday, we'll be back up close to 60. winds on the bay, still gusting up to 20 knots and a small craft advisory tomorrow. going to be cold. record is 22. still a breeze from time to time. 42 for a high tomorrow. that's january, pretty much. partly to mostly sunny skies but still breezy. so cold day tomorrow. just like tonight. >> all right, bob. thank you. don't miss the cbs primetime lineup tonight. also, hit drama, person of interest. that will ifed by eyewitness news at 11:00. week 11 is almost here. the picks are coming in for the pro football challenge. jessica kartalija is at cbsbaltimore.com to update this week's standings. >> we have coleaders atop the
bobblehead leader board. don scott and tim williams are now tied at 94 points. mark viviano has 93. and then it's the ladies. mary bubala with 90. and linh bui with 89. the season may be under way. but you can still sign up for the 2013 pro football challenge. to compete, go to cbsbaltimore.com, and click on the link at the top of the homepage. you must be over 18 to play. our contest runs through the regular football season. one entry per person. ask you're competing nationally for prizes. come here to cbsbaltimore.com, and sign up now. good luck, guys. back to you. >> the ravens look to get a winning streak going, as they take on the chicago bears. watch that game this sunday, 1:00 p.m., live on wjz. then stay tuned, right after the game, for our special wjz game coverage. we will bring you the highlights, reaction, and analysis. it's a full day of ravens football live on wjz. still ahead on wjz's eyewitness news at 4:00. i'm alex demetrick.
coming up, a new leader for america's catholic bishops. and the challenges laid down by a new pope. that story as eyewitness news continues. preventing heart attacks and strokes. major changes to cholesterol guidelines. why the number of people taking medications could increase. changes will be made to either look at ourselves, you have to examine everything internally. taking sides. the owner of the miami dolphins opens up about the bullying scandal, engulfing his team.
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here's what people are talking b. >> the owner of the miami dolphins is vowing that he's going to get to the bottom of the allegations of hazing. he spoke last night for the first time about the controversy. >> reporter: miami dolphins owner, steven ross, spoke out about the bullying scandal, just before his team took the field monday night in tampa bay. he said he was appalled that richie incognito harassed martin to the point where martin left the team two weeks ago and sought counseling. >> changes need to be made. we have to look at ourselves. we have to examine everything independently. >> reporter: ross said he has formed an independent committee to review. >> this isn't an issue about bullying. >> reporter: the announcement comes a day after incognito explained himself to fox sports. >> this is an issue of my and john's relationship where i -- i have taken stuff too far. >> reporter: ross said he will
meet with martin on wednesday, at an undisclosed location to hear his side. >> i'd like to hear from him what had happened, why he felt that way, and where, you know, just the whole origin and what we did and what we could have done, to really prevent something like this from happening. >> reporter: ross also apologized to fans and said the team will come out of this scandal as a better organization. ann marie green, cbs news. >> ross said he has formed an independent advisory group that will review conduct policies to make the dolphins a model for the nfl. >> watching tv and making phone calls should dzokhar sarfla -- dzokhar tsarnaev be able to do those things? >> lawyers for dzokhar tsarnaev are in court today, to ask a judge to ease restrictions while he awaits trial. the attorneys say special administrative measures are impairing their ability to defend him. the measures often used in
terrorism cases restrict access to the media, telephone and visitors. three people died and more than 260 were hurt by the twin bombings at the boston marathon last april. denise? >> the aclu also filed a document, asking for fewer restrictions. but the judge said the civil rights group cannot get involved in the case. >> reporter: it is a national and international calamity, and despite the bodies found in the streets of the philippines and the mass devastation, the death toll is not as high as originally estimated. tory dunnan has the story. >> reporter: the view from above shows a dire situation in the philippines. >> it was all dead, collapsed. all of our evacuation centers collapsed. >> reporter: thousands of people are forced to sleep in the open air. but amid the wreckage, somewhat of a glimmer of hope, when it comes to the overall death toll. >> the figure i have right now is about 2,000. but this might still get
higher. >> reporter: the recovery effort is made even more difficult by the horrific site of dead bodies on the road. the injured attempt to find treatment. officials estimate some 2 million people are in need of food, not to mention the lack of clean water. >> we're working hand in hand with the filmpines. both armed -- philippines, both the armed forces. we'll help them in need. we have airplanes standing by, logistics standing by. >> reporter: more than 200 countries is offered aid, including the united nations. the u.s. is putting troops on the ground. but bad weather continue to hamper the efforts. still, desperate cries for help. [ crying and speaking in foreign language ] >> reporter: can't come soon enough for the hundreds of thousands of typhoon victims. in washington, i'm tory dunnan. >> it could take weeks to
determine a true death toll. gusty winds bring an arctic blast to maryland. and some of the coldest temperatures we've seen this season. wjz found people outside this morning, wearing parkas, heavy coats, gloves, hats. and let's take a live look outside right now. as the sun says temperatures will be dropping. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. meteorologist chelsea ingram is in quarry lake with the wjz mobile weather lab. but first, bob turk is updating temperatures. bob? >> we talked about normal temperatures this time of year, around 57 for a high. take a look right now. we're only at 38 degrees. that is actually about the normal in some areas here in january. 40 in d.c. 20 in oakland now. 38 in ocean city. dew point is way down. much dryer air mass came in, only 13-degree dew point. very dry cold air. we're running 17 degrees colder than yesterday at this crime. out in far western maryland. 20 to 23 degrees colder than we saw yesterday at this particular hour. so with the breeze right now, the wind chill is just around
the freezing mark, as you can see, 31 here. and garrett county, dew points, low. humidity is low. the little bit of snow falling. but the windshield area, with the breeze and temperatures in the 20s is only around 16 degrees. so if you're heading out tonight, dress for some cold temps. not only will the wind chill be down in the 20s. the actual temperature will be down in the 20s as well. chelsea is live with more on this information. chelsea? >> reporter: hey, thanks, bob. we will talk about just how cold that temperature is going to get. but first, let's take a look at what is going on with the mobile weather lab here at quarry lake. we're sitting just under 39 degrees. and i mentioned earlier, that temp has been fluctuating anywhere between 38 ask 39 for about the past hour and 30 minutes or so. but as i mentioned being we're going to get very cold. take a look at this graphic. as we head into the overnight, we're going to see temps drop into the low and mid-20s region wide. the record for this time of
year. the record for today, i should say, is 22. set back in 1911. the average for this time of year is 37 degrees. so we are going to be approaching near record lows. and that cool temperature is going to take us all the way into your wednesday. where we see temps only in the 40s for your high. and another night, yet again, of cold temperatures headed our way. for more on that, bob will have more on that coming up in your exclusive first warning forecast. for now, i'm live at the wjz mobile weather lab at quarry lake. back to you guyoss tv hill. >> thank you, chelsea and bob. check in with wjz for first warning weather coverage. we'll keep you updated on any threat of severe weather. along with information on any closings or delays. america's catholic bishops have a new leader, even as they adjust to having a new pope. the challenge is a balancing act between old causes and new priorities, being set by the vatican. >> reporter: archbishop joseph curts is literally setting into his new job. the american conference of catholic bishops, meeting in
baltimore, elected him president, while all are still trying to adjust to their new pope. and pope francis's message, that the church focus more on mercy rather than divisive social issues. >> one of the challenge system really what our holy father has said over and over again. in that, how can we warm hearts and heal wounds? >> reporter: this is a body that has pushed hard. prezzed against -- pressed against same-sex merge. and said its position on abortion is nonnegotiable. but it differs from other social conservatives. we have spoken about immigration. the dignity of marriage.
robust, religious freedom. some of them are responses to movements going on in our culture. >> reporter: the challenge now is smpging -- syncing those responses with movements -- going on in the church's own culture. >> besides his three-year post, joseph curts will also continue search -- serving as archbishop in loseville, kentucky. -- louisville, kentucky. two new accidents to report out there. the first to report on 97. a car fire broken. first is just after the harbor tunnel through way. that's creating quite a backup. give yourself a little extra time to get through. slowing from 32 to 100. delays are running parallel on northbound 295. that is from 175 over to 100. with an average speed of about 40 miles an hour. not too bad around the beltway. west side inner loop, watch for a slowdown there, approaching
70, past liberty road. top side inner loop, continues to creep along there from the jones falls expressway, over to harford. let's take a live look. you can see, a bit heavy there on the inner loop. but it does ease up after harford road. this traffic report is brought to you by erickson living. visit charlestown in catonsville. beautiful new apartment homes now available. visit erickson living.com for details. thank you. radio, tv, and video game riding are all being taught in city high schools. as mike schuh reports, teachers are inviting industry professionals to see how far the students have come. >> in the city, a high schooler overcomes obstacles just walking in the door. metal detectors and bag searches are routine part of the day. across the hall, dominic is making choices that could lead to a career. >> i'm able to grasp things
faster. >> reporter: he's the campus student photographer, part of the media program, attracting students. >> this picture here is when we had lady mercy. >> seeing himself through image little of others. dominic has developed confidence. >> you've learned your job. now you have the confidence that you're going to stand up and go where you where you need to be. >> this media arts program includes code writing for video game development. >> this seems really hard. >> it is. >> look at this. a suit used to make three-d motion capture. data to build more elack laberate video games. helps give him a leg up. >> also, when i go to college, i could say, for doing this, i'm more advanced than other students. >> reporter: but even if a child doesn't go into the media
field, there are other lessons learned. >> we want our students to make their mistakes here. we want them to culticate what they cultivate what they can be and what they want to be. and we want to help them try to meet that goal. >> now, industry officials are coming to see the work of all similar city programs. >> because i feel like the public doesn't really know how exciting it is to be in this program. >> mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. >> will be open 5:00 to 7:00. look out for us. >> i know. we don't have one of those suits. i'd like one of those. that would be fun. straight ahead at 4:00. big bats fan. coming all out to make a child's wish come true. you don't want to miss this heartwarming story. locked in the deep freeze. how long will it last? stick around for the updated first warning weather forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
combat that threat while making travel more convenient. some airports are looking for ways to screen liquids. [ explosion ] >> reporter: the power of a liquid bomb on display. it was the devious weapon of choice, in the chilling 2006 plan to blow up as many as 10 u.s.-bound flights from the united kingdom. >> reporter: well, the 2006 plot foiled. but since then, for the past seven years, flyers have been restricted to this. no more than 3.4 ounces of liquids or gels, allowed in carry-ons in the u.s. and europe. >> reporter: now, new technology could allow airports around the country to ease the rules. london is taking the first step towards the goal of lifting restrictions on liquids by 2016. by installing new liquid- scanning technology at heathrow airport. the ohio-based company says it
scans the containers in less than 10 seconds, uses radio frequency and ultrasonic technology and alerts security personnel of suspicious substances. the company didn't specify the margin of error, only saying it was very low and very nonfactorred, such as the time of container. all european airports have been mandated to have technology capable to scan liquids by 2014. but what about the u.s.? the tsa says developing liquid scanners that would allow them to lift restrictions, quote, remains a long-term goal. but chad wolf says that change won't come any sime soon. >> the eu is testing liquid explosive scanners, very similar to what the tsa is doing. but it comes back to technology. is the technology ready for prime time? and as of today, i think it's
not. >> there no timetable for when the u.s. mans to implement that technology. crews are rescuing a worker. the worker was doing repairs on the tower when his rappel system stopped working. the worker hung onto his safety harness for 45 minutes before firefighters brought him to safety. he was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but was not injured. just-released guidelines could put many more people on cholesterol-lowering drugs. >> reporter: 64-year-old joyce enright has been taking cholesterol-lowering drugs for years. doctors used to rely on specific levels to determine which patients needed a drug known as statens. now, new guidelines from the american heart association and
the american college of cardiology are recommending statens for four high-risk groups. the groups include patients of cardiovascular disease. those with a bad cholesterol of 190 or higher. patients with 190 or higher. and patients 40 to 75 with diabetes or 10-year cardiovascular disease. >> we're trying to give them the therapy to start with that benefit most. >> reporter: but some cardiologists worry more people may be on statens who may not need them. >> it could cause muscle pain, joint pain, liver problems. >> the guidelines also emphasize a heart-healthy lifestyle. diet and exercise were not enough. plus, she had a family history. >> i'm healthier now. i have a healthier lifestyle. >> reporter: doctors say guidelines help but each patient needs to be evaluated individually. >> the new guidelines prescribe
statebs, -- statens, saying higher doses may be needed for certain patients. a 5-year-old boy diagnosed with leukemia. after making it through the worst part of has treatment, this caped crusader is geared up and ready to fight crime. over 7,000 volunteers will be in attendance, as the hero takes down villages in-- villains in places needing help. i guess they're going to stage some disaster scenes that he can swoop in and make things better. >> let's hope so. looks like a real crime fighter to me. will warmer temperatures be coming in later this week? >> bob turk has ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
i'm meteorologist chelsea ingram, live with the wjz mobile weather lab here at quarry lake, where it is a chilly 38.6 degrees. and temps are going to continue to drop, as we head into the overnight. bob has those details right now, in the exclusive first warning forecast. bob? >> and you should be dressing
for a winter night tonight. if you're heading out, yes, certainly going to be a cold night around the region. and still have a breeze now. take a look at temperature with 38. wind chill is down to 31 with a north/northwest wind at 10. barometer on the way back up again. as a big area of cold, high pressure moves in. 30.92 inches. this is a dry air mass moving in. earlier today, when the front moved through, the precip was so light. and the air so dry, very few folks really saw anything in the way of any snow shower activity. it primarily was really pretty much west of cumberland. frostburg had snow. 36, cumberland and 38 in ocean city. had a few light rain showers. and a few snowflakes mixed in a few spots. right now, locally, 36 to 40 degrees around the region. still, the breeze anywhere from 8 to 15. 18 miles an hour down in pax river. that's bringing the wind chills down around the freezing mark. so if you're heading out tonight, remember, it's going
feel like majority mid- to upper 20s. the front this morning, showing big low pressure, quebec, see that big spin there. trailing a cold front. this is an arctic cold front. it is already warming up in the northern plains. the front came through the area. but most of the precip dried up as it moved through our region and offshore. now, we're getting clearing skies and lake-effect snow, popping up here in michigan, portions of ohio, new york, pennsylvania and virginia as well. during the day tomorrow. warmer temps to the northwest of us for a little while. here's the colder air mass. that's over us tomorrow and into wednesday. and a little bit of thursday. 48-degree temperatures. however, in bismarck, means a big warmup coming later in the week. a this cold air begins to retreat. some milder air comes back. thursday, friday, a lot warmer into the weekend. temperatures well above normal. winds on the bay, gusting to 20 knots. tonight, then around 25. the normal is 37. the record, 22. so it's a cold night tonight
and still breezy. sunshine and a few clouds. high ever only 42. which is well below normal. still to come on eyewitness news tonight. [ gunshot ] the baltimore city police department is turning up the heat on bgf gang members and their associates, conducting raids across the city. i'm rochelle ritchie. we ride along as they take one we ride along as they take one man into custody.,,,,,,,,,,
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dafter in the philippines. i'm mike hellgren, in whitemarsh. how it's hitting home here in maryland. and what you can do to help. chilly weather strikes. some people even see snow. the first warning weather team is tracking it all. >> check in for more on these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> eyewitness news at 5:00 starts now. hi, everyone. i'm mary bubala. >> i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. >> below normal temperatures prings baltimore's first blast of winter weather. in western maryland, a light blanket of snow covered the grassy areas out there, while the roads remained mostly clear. and closer in towson, the cold weather had people bundli