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hardest by the filipino typhoon. >> as many survivors struggle without food, shelter and water. >> i'm don scott. >> i'm jessica kartalija. >> emergency relief crews are trying to speed up efforts in the philippines but now violence in the streets is not helping. here's alfonzo van marsh with the latest for wjz. >> reporter: more security forces on the streets of tacloban after mobs broke into a rice storage house. a wall collapsed killing eight people. looters hauled away thousands of sacks of food while hundreds of typhoon victims waited in line hoping to get something to eat. disaster specialists are desperate to get supplies and medicine to victims. authorities say it's a logistical nightmare, 90% of the port city in ruins, the airport is destroyed. with hundreds of bodies on the streets there is fear disease will spread. this woman says the smell is overpowering. there are so many dead bodies
that haven't been picked up. forensic teams are working quickly to identify the dead and prepare for mass burials but there are tales of survival. ahead of the -- the head of the orphanage says the kids survived 20-foot waves that almost swept them out to sea. >> they showed the true filipino spirit. they refused to give up. >> reporter: the u.s. is among dozens of countries sending aid to the philippines. the united nations says the storm left more than 600,000 people homeless. wjz eyewitness news. >> if you would like to help the red cross is one of the agencies taking donations. call 1-800-red-cross or redcross.org. breaking news from howard county where minutes ago a jury returned the verdict in the sex abuse trial of a former aide at the maryland school for the deaf. of the seven charges that clarence taylor was facing the jury returned two guilty verdicts, one not guilty verdict. not able to reach consensus in
the remaining four cases. prosecutors say they will not retry the cases. the jury thribd for two and-a-half days and at one point indicated they may be deadlocked on all charges. more on this at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. switching gears -- another cold november day. though we're thankful the winds have died down a little. outside now sunny and very chilly out there. wjz live with first warning weather coverage. marty braving the outback. chelsea ingram is in the first warning weather center. >> hello. winds haven't died down too much. currently we're at 40 degrees now at the airport all the way to 25 in oakland. we bottomed out in the mid-20s at the airport last night. 26 degrees was our low, all the way down to 18 degrees in oakland. with winds ranging anywhere from 10 miles per hour in oakland to 20 miles per hour in elkton and pax river, we are
not getting too much of a reprieve as far as the real feel temperatures. it feels like 34 at the airport all the way down to 13 degrees in oakland but we do have a little relief on the way. let's go to marty for details. >> thank you. let's look in our national temperature map. look just downstream to the south and west. it's not necessarily really warmer but it's certainly slightly milder. we're going to tap into that air here before not long. as a matter of fact, tomorrow we'll actually move out of the 40s and we'll get ourselves in the low 50s. then it does come to a nice push of temperatures at or above normal as we move into the week's end and weekend. more coming up shortly. chelsea ingram will be joining us. back to you. plans being unveiled today
for the next generation inner harbor. ron matz in the newsroom with more. >> reporter: good afternoon. plans include making rash field into a park and putting up a pedestrian bridge to connect federal hill and harbor east. it's to upgrade the downtown attraction. the park will have a kayak launch, performance stage, outdoor dining, a sculpture garden and playground. the plan is based on a study that found the harbor attracted 14 million visitors last year. >> thank you very much. there are no cost estimates tacked about now but state funds are already being requested. prince george's county police are searching for an arsonist. 11 vehicles were found burning in the parking lot of a watkins regional park in upper marlboro, nine completely burned out. police say someone parked a stolen car in the lot and set it on fire. yesterday's high winds helped the fire to spread to other vehicles owned by the maryland
national capital park and planning commission. southbound i-95 is open now after being shut down for hours because of a fatal accident. just before 6:00 this morning two tractor-trailers, a pickup and car collided on 95 near route 22 in aberdeen. one person was killed, state police say several people were very seriously injured. one person was flown to shock trauma. the cause of the crash still under investigation. right now on capitol hill the house oversight committee is holding another hearing on health care.gov and danielle nottingham reports for wjz the white house should soon release the long awaited official enrollment figures. >> reporter: house lawmakers are probing technical issues that led to the disastrous rollout of the healthcare.gov. >> this was a monumental mistake to go live and effectively explode on the launch pad. >> reporter: government information officers who know the most about the site's operation talked about the
problems. >> clearly on day one the system was overwhelmed by scroll. >> reporter: -- volume. >> reporter: the white house says the system americans used will be fixed by the end of the month but the obama administration hasn't revealed a solution for another problem. how to help almost five million people losing their current policies because they don't meet new government standards. if the white house doesn't find a fix by friday the house will vote on a republican bill that will allow those in the individual insurance market to keep their current policies. that's what president obama repeatedly promised and former president bill clinton says he should keep his word. >> i personally believe even if it takes a change in the law that the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them have what they got. >> reporter: a new poll shows just 44% of americans view the president as honest and trustworthy. danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news.
>> things could be worked out to allow people to keep old insurance policies. analysts say it would be very difficult for private insurance companies to update their computer systems. maryland delegate heather mizeer chose reverendcoats to be her running mate. she's been a delegate and democrat since 2007. running against lieutenant governor anthony brown and the attorney general dowling gatsler. -- doug gantzler. you can see the game this sunday afternoon at 1:00. stay here with us for our special wjz post game coverage. we'll have highlights, reaction and analysis. it's to be a full day of ravens football live right here at wjz >> always fun to do that show. especially when they win. >> it's fun to watch. still to come, at noon,
drama in a new york city courtroom. what happened in the alec baldwin stalker trial that forced the judge to stop proceedings. >> a deadly mistake, medics too late to save a man despite 911 calls. >> another chilly day outside but at least the sun is shining. chelsea ingram is updating the forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
partly cloudy, 40 degrees, feels like 32. the forecast coming up. a distracted dispatcher missing a major mistake by a trainee and an ambulance is sent to the wrong address. >> we need some help. one of our friends collapsed at the racketball court. >> a central florida man died after collapsing at a racketball court in volusia county. it took 15 minutes for medics to arrive because of the error. the 911 supervisor was on the phone when the trainee took the call. the supervisor is on suspension for three days without pay. the sentencing portion of the whitey bulger trial is underway in boston now. the son of a man killed by bulger is giving an impact
statement calling him satan and domestic terrorist. prosecutors are seeking two consecutive live sentences for the 84-year-old, convicted in august in a broad indictment that includes racketeering and several murders. the justice department now ok'd two big air carriers to become the world's biggest airline. as part of the deal american and u.s. airways will have to scale back on the number of terminal slots they now have at reagan national and other airports. the government wanted to block the merger in august saying it would reduce competition and drive prices up for passengers. the new deal must still be approved by a federal judge. the canadian woman accused of stalking actor alec baldwin is being held in contempt of court. genevieve sabouring is charged with stalking baldwin and sending him tons of e-mails. she was to testify in her own defense today but constantly interrupted other testimony even after her attorney told her to quiet down. the judge stopped the trial and had her arrested. baldwin is denying her claims
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it's not helping to warm us up if any today. currently now, 40 degrees at the airport. of course much cooler as usual in western maryland, 25 degrees in oakland. 37 up in cumberland and dew point around 14 degrees so this is very dry air mass over us now. locally we're seeing temperatures anywhere from 37 westminster to the typical warm spot, 42 degrees in dc. winds from the northwest so they are bringing in the blustery chilly conditions making things feel like they are in the 20s to around freezing in a lot of spots. winds are going to be -- not going to be dying down until we head into the overnight tonight. that is actually going to help us to get even colder. as we move into the overnight. currently across the northeast, you can see that cold core of air over us now but as i zoom out we have somewhat -- i want to say milder temperatures but still on the cold side, 48 new orleans. 43 dallas. this air is going to be headed our way and it's because of high pressure that is going to be sinking towards the south. right now the center of high
pressure located over the kentucky/tennesseerif valley is going to be sinking to the south providing with us plenty of sunshine and eventually we will be warming up. we're going to be trending mild so not super warm but 50s as we head into thursday and friday as the winds shift out of the south and pull in some of the somewhat milder temperatures. small craft advisory in effect until 6:00 p.m. this evening for the gusty and breezy winds. today 43 degrees, mostly sunny, cold and breezy. as we head into overnight tonight, 25 degrees, mostly clear and cold. it's going to be about as cold as what we saw this morning, bottoming out around 26 degrees. 52 degrees into tomorrow, mostly sunny, seasonably cool. warming up a couple of degrees but still going to be cool enough to wear a jacket. >> nice to have a ray lewis forecast. >> thank you. the university of maryland
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wjz health watch -- new guidelines urging wider use of cholesterol-lowering drugs to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. the floins call for twice as -- the guidelines call for twice as many adults to continue to take statins. there are factors such as age, gender race and whether or not they smoke. a new study shows only 52% of paramedics and first responders wear latex gloves in contact with patients. it finds only 15% of medical providers wash their hands. the cdc says gloves is not enough to spreading germs and it's vital to practice hand hygiene as well. in the united states one in every five patients gets a health associated illness each
year. research shows 90% of people who work in front of a computer have some type of eye trouble. called computer vision syndrome. to reduce strain position the monitor so it's level with your eyes, reduce glare by angling it and take 20-second breaks a few times an hour. check in with wjz eyewitness news at 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00. a struggle for survival. a growing humanitarian crisis in the philippines as survivors of the typhoon try to find food, water and shelter. we'll have the latest. judgment day for mob boss whitey bulger. the latest from the sentencing hearing, will relatives of his victims testify? join us for the stories and all the breaking news today at 4:00. stay with us. the 5-day forecast coming up.
welcome back. plenty of sunshine, still chilly. lows this morning around 26 degrees, i calculated our wind chill factor, felt like 15 degrees, you probably noticed that when you came to work. >> it was actually 21 degrees colder this morning than it was the previous 24 hours. you know what? it will get your attention. how about that? let's go and look at the 5-day
forecast. we're going to start getting at night back into more reasonable mid-november numbers. 52, 56, 62, 65, 68 on monday. albeit with showers. look at the overnight lows, 30, 36, almost 50. 56 and 56. the overnight lows sunday night and monday night are pretty much going to be the normal daytime high for the days in november. it's going to get mild again but if you have any confidence in extended outlooks, chelsea and i were talking about this, looks like another blast of arctic-like winter coming our way maybe tuesday and wednesday. back to you. >> i'm going to loan you my hat out there, marty. thank you. don't miss our primetime line-up. "csi" followed by eyewitness news. a four-legged vapiddal breaks into an indiana school. the young buck burst into the
computer lab, oddly enough didn't break anything and broke out through a different window. however he tried to get back in through a set of glass doors but didn't succeed. the animal eventually ran away. five minutes later students began to show up for the day. >> oh, deer. >> timing is everything. >> good one. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,