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but still no word on what caused the crash. >> reporter: a facialth brings -- fatal accident brings traffic to a standstill near bel air road. maryland state police tell wjz, two state highway workers were repairing a sign, when a volvo suddenly left the road, striking and killing the men. the other was taken to shock trauma with injuries. >> all of the men and women of the state highway are offering for the family. and our thoughts and prayers are with the employee who is still in the hospital. >> reporter: we've learned the man who died was a veteran employee with the department of transportation, with some 20 years of service. the man who was injured was fairly knew to -- new to the d.o.t. >> reporter: it's a tragedy that could have been prevented. state workers. >> if the driver had moved over and given those workers a safe work area to work, i don't believe this tragedy would have happened. they were on the right road side, had their lights flashing and in a safe area.
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>> reporter: unfortunately, accidents like this happen so often, the state passed legislation, putting speed cameras in work zones to keep crews safe. >> our crews are out there, every day, risking lives. and this bring its home that it is a dangerous job. >> reporter: it's a somber reminder are for all drivers, be alert while on the road. >> reporter: the driver of the volvo was also injured and taken to the hospital. now, anyone who witnessed a crash, should contact maryland state police. reporting live in towson, linh bui, wjz eyewitness news. >> linh. thank you. maryland state police shut down the outer loop for about two hours as they investigated. acquittal. an air force officer who is in charge of the air force assault team is acquitted. >> the jury is deliberating for just over an hour. 42-year-old lieutenant colonel jeffrey lezin key. charged with assault in may. a 24-year-old woman accuse him
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of grabbing her back side after a night of drinking. defense attorneys argued there were incomfortancies in -- inconsistencies in the story. he said it was an accident. he was removed from the sexual response team. >> his arrest has sparked a national debate over sexual abuse in the military and whether top officials take the issue seriously. caught on camera. tonight, three more men are in custody for more than a dozen robberies in baltimore county. they could be responsible for violent confrontations with student from towson university and goucher college. wjz is live in towson. investigator mike hellgren has the video you'll only see here. mike? >> reporter: and mary, we want to stress, these men could be behind the student attacks. they're not charged if -- in them at this point. you are about to see video of a bold robbery they committed at eight convenience store -- a convenience store just before 8:00 last night. >> reporter: wjz obtained
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surveillance video, showing the 7-eleven on sherwood road in towson. you see the clerk straightening up. she goes outside. about a minute later, these men use a knife to order her back behind the counter. they take cash, cigarettes and leave. look at long knife they used. police say these men are responsible for at least a dozen violent robberies throughout baltimore city and county. along burke avenue, near both campuses. karina vogard is a friend and victim from the store. >> how frightening was it for her? was she terrified? >> she was. she ended up calling me later on, telling me she was really scared of what happened. >> one of them was standing behind her, with the knife held out on her. i'm sure she's happy they didn't hurt her at all. >> reporter: the men were wearing masks when they came up to the clerk and tried to attack her. she could not see her faces.
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>> reporter: police who saturated the area capture them just a few blocks away. >> when it comes down to it in the end, it's tenacity, good old-school police work that solves these cases. >> reporter: it put the community on edge for weeks. >> when i found out that someone was actually caught, it's gratifying to know that the police are really doing their job. >> reporter: police have now charged the men. this video will be key in their prosecution. >> reporter: and police released their identities just a few moments ago. they are damon williams, who is 30. adrian walden, who is 25. and solomon dun. he is 37. they are charged with robbing that 7-eleven. also, two different dollar tree stores and a dunkin' donuts. we will talk to towson university students about these coming up new at 6:00. for now, we're live in towson. mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> police say the majority of robberies were at businesses in baltimore county. updating the story we
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brought you as breaking news this time yesterday. we now know the identity of the man killed in a boating accident in essex. maryland natural resources police say 24-year-old james bills and two other men were rescued aftertheir fishing boat capsized in the back river, near the cuff point fishing pier. bills was pronounced dead at the hospital. the condition of the two other men is not known tonight. under pressure from congressional democrats, president obama is making a change to the affordable care act. danielle nottingham reports for wjz, if you like your current health plan, you can keep it, at least for another year. >> reporter: for nearly 5 million americans who got cancellation notices from their healthcare provider, the white house has a fix. >> i said that i would do everything we can to fix this problem. and today, i'm offering an idea that will help do it. >> reporter: the white house is giving insurance companies the option to keep offering plans that would have otherwise been
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canceled through 2014. providers will also have to make clear what the plans do not include and let consumers know what are the new option ons are available in the federal -- options are available in the federal exchanges. >> this fix won't solve every problem for every person. but it's going to help a lot of people. >> reporter: president obama spoke and took questions for nearly an hour. and took blame for the problem. >> we fumbled the rollout on this health care law. >> reporter: the white house policy change comes as house republicans move to provide their own fix. >> the only way to fully protect the american people is to scrap this law, once and for all. >> reporter: speaker john boehner will introduce legislation on friday, allowing consumers to keep their current insurance plans permanently. not just for one year. danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. as for the state-run exchanges, the white house left the decision up to individual state insurance commissioners to make the call on whether people can keep their old
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policies. a new scandal involving the secret service. the supervisor responsible for protecting the president is no longer on that detail. he's being investigated for leaving a bullet behind in a room at the hay adams hotel in washington last spring. the washington post is reporting another investigation, uncovered. he and another agent sent suggestively -- suggestive e- mails to a female coworker. clear night, with temperatures closer to normal. so beautiful. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. meteorologist tim williams is live at the inner harbor, with the wjz mobile weather lab. and bob turk is updating our temperatures. we'll start with bob. this afternoon, sunshine. just a few high clouds. did get pretty pleasant. it started off really cold. 39, oakland. d.c., pax river. and it is down to 48. sun went down about 15 minutes
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ago. temperatures with the low, low dew point are going to drop again. not quite as cold as last night. we're still running 15 degrees warmer right nuthan yesterday. -- now than yesterday. it was pretty chilly yesterday. even 11 degrees warmer than yesterday. and 20 degrees warmer in cumberland. this started out at 25. looks like tonight will probably be about 5 or 6 degrees warmer than that. and warmer weekend heading our way. tim, live at the inner harbor, has a look at what we expect for friday and the weekend. tim? >> reporter: well, good afternoon, good evening, everyone. we're hire with the -- here with the wjz mobile weather lab. our location just outside the baltimore visitors center at the baltimore inner harbor. just down from the straus-raud lemcul. it is a norwegian tall ship. part of a year-long celebration and year-long tour of tall ships. bob talked about the temperatures dropping. sun has just gone below the horizon here.
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winds are calm. coming in from the southeast. bob talked about how this is. the trend is milder temperatures. in perspective, our normal high is 57 degrees. normal overnight low is 37. we'll be heading toward about 60, low 60s. tomorrow, with high pressure drifting down to the coastline and just offshore. winds are going to shift to the southwest. heading into the weekend, you'll be watching a system moving from the west. and that is requesting to bring us a chance for rain. that will be sunday night into monday. that's going to be a better chance monday. but the weekend looks pretty dry overall, with just a slight chance. slight chance of a shower tomorrow night into saturday. really, nothing that is going to impact most folks. this is a norwegian tall ship. it's part of the royal norwegian navy. 259-feet long. three masts, 125 crewmembers. and 100 of them are trainees. it has tours open tomorrow, from 1:00 to 4:00. free to the public. and looks like a pretty nice
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forecast to come on down. we're here live outside the wjz mobility weather lab in downtown baltimore. meteorologist tim williams, sending it back to you to you on television hill. >> thank you. the dynamic duo is more than 5 weeks old. we're talking about the maryland zoo cubs. they are getting their -- cutting their teeth, as it were, and having to start eating meat every day. both the male and female cubs are also getting more playful. zookeepers monitor the cubs to make sure they're healthy and happy. >> let's see that move again. >> that was good. >> i could watch this all day long. they are so cute. again, i keep putting in my call. >> we come out and see them, right? still ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. learning the safest sentence for gangster whitey bulger and the biting words from the judge. her delgt was ruled a suicide more than a year ago. why are they taking a closer look at the case?
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i'm derek valcourt. i'll explain when eyewitness news continues. i'm alex demetrick. coming up, harbor side companies, trading asphalt for nature. that story as eyewitness news continues. a more pleasant fall day. more on the warmup. don't miss the updated first warning forecast. ,,,,,,,, xñwwk
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it is partly cloudy. 52 degrees in central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. police ruled her death a suicide, more than a year ago. but now, an independent investigation is taking a second look at what really happened to university of maryland student, katherine morris. derek valcourt explains, it comes as the young woman's family spent months pleading for answers. derek? >> reporter: well, the police are convinced her death was a suicide.
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her mother is not convinced. so now, anne arundel county's police chief has promised that a new cold case squad he helped put together will help take a closer look. >> katherine morris's lifeless body was discovered inside her car in the college building near arundel mills mall in may 2012. her mothereds a suicide -- mother reads a suicide note. >> please don't good him get away with what he is doing and what he's doing. >> reporter: the he referred to is her daughter's husband, isaac goodwin, army specialist, who was in afghanistan at the time of her death. her family says their marriage quickly fell apart, devastating the emotionally fragile woman. >> it was more than she could handle. >> reporter: ever since, her mother and family have been convinced catherine's death was not a suicide, saying the police did not do a thorough investigation. >> she is a grieving parent. >> he says he's asked an
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independent group of retired homicide detectives to review the case. >> it will serve to ensure the morris family that, in fact, the police department has done right by her daughter's death. >> reporter: is there any doubt that katherine morris's death was a suicide? >> i don't have any doubt that katherine morris's death was a suicide. but i think just like any other thing in life, it certainly is not a bad idea to take a second look at it. certainly want her to feel better about the way we conducted her daughter's death investigation. >> reporter: morris's mother said she is thrilled to hear about the independent review of the case but says she is also pursuing other legal avenues as she tries to investigate her own daughter's death. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> and the anne arundel county police chief recruited the investigators to look into dozens of unsolved murder cases to see if detectives missed any
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clues they could follow up on. this is the first case to be examined. time to look at wjz traffic control. >> hi, mary. hi, everyone. if they're traveling on northbound 95, it can be a long wait tonight. we have delays stretching from 32 to the beltway on the southwest side. then they continue along on northbound 95. as you make your way from 395 to whitemarsh boulevard. watch for heavy traffic on the beltway as well. if you're traveling on the west side line -- inner loop, delays stretching from stevenson road to harford road. west side inner loop, really not much better. just bumper to bumper there, 895 past liberty road. with an average speed of 20 miles per hour. as far as 70 goes, stop and go there, from 29 to marriottsville road. and watch for a couple of new accidents out there. ham and ferry road at maple road. greenmount at 20th street. followed by packa at saratoga. you can see, things almost gridlocked there on the inner
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loop of the beltway, west of dulaney valley. this traffic report brought to you by don white automotive. check out the difference at don white jeep ram. >> crifers tee, thank you. progress usually means something knew but around baltimore's harbor, it also means getting rid of something old. alex demetrick reports, harbor side businesses are beginning to dig into the idea. baltimore rings its harbor with a lot of hard services. -- surfaces. >> buildings, roads, sidewalks, alleys. and it's about 45% impervious right now. and at that level, aquatic life really struggles. >> reporter: because when it rains, runoff doesn't soak into the ground. instead, it runs right into the harbor, carrying pollutants with it. but people are quietly working -- >> to capture that water. and to treat it. >> reporter: it's what nature does, all on its own, as plants absorb pollutants. for years, buffer zones have been planted in maryland's less-
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depped shorelines. -- less-developed shorelines. >> it's nice putting something back in. >> reporter: industrial companies scattered around the harbor, like the sherwin williams paint factory have joined efforts to pregreen and return balance to the inner harbor. >> securing cooperation from companies has come as a pleasant surprise. >> i have been astounded at how the corporations have really understood us, want to do it, and try to help, you know, figure out how to do it. >> reporter: the how is strictly hands-on, by experts and volunteers who do the planting. and while it's a strip of land here or there, nature has a way of filling things in. after all, they boarded this. and there's plenty of room for expansion. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> the efforts to reclaim industrial land around the harbor is viewed as a potential
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model for other cities that developed along waterways. >> runoff is a big issue. >> absolutely. all over maryland. >> let's take temps. cooler right now than it was earlier. but still a lot warmer than it's been. 52 now. humidity very dry at 20%. south/southwest winds at 3. barometer rising. come back and take a look at a very pleasant friday after this. ,,,,,,
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meteorologist tim williams here wthe wjz mobile weather lab, with the downtown visitors center at the inner harbor. full warmup by the way, for the next five days. in the forecast, we're sending in to bob. if we're heading outside, you'll need a coat. yes, it will certainly be chilly, even compared to normal, it will be below average temperatures. sun has dropped. going down to 52. 39 oakland. 50, deform c. the -- d.c. dew point is down to 13 degrees. now, overnight tonight, it won't be quite as cold as last night. but we'll still have freezing temperatures by tomorrow morning. locally, temperatures right
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around the 50-degree mark, as you can see. our normal high today is around 57. we got up actually to 58. southwest winds. that's going to keep us in mild air, all weekend long, into monday. and that's when we have another change coming. so for the next three to four days, very mild temps, above normal temperatures. and things begin to dip again. right now, very mild over the country. even to edmonton. chicago, with winds off the lake. here at 48. but minneapolis, at 52. bismarck at 51. pretty mild stuff. particularly for portions of the dakotas. and blizzards last month. and 8-degree temperatures and below zero temperatures two days ago. this mild air will dominate our weather picture, into all weekend. a little batch of clouds. maybe a risk of a few sprinkles or showers will move in our direction for the weekend. so it won't be totally sunny. but we'll have periods where it's dry.
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and other periods where it's cloudy. maybe a sprinkle or shower here. particularly sunday and monday. by monday, that front we talked about. and the cold air behind it, will begin heading our direction. meantime, warm air coming up from the south. a lot of places in the mid- to upper 60s by sunday and monday. and then a front comes through. showers on monday, particularly. and then we get colder again for tuesday and much of next week. south winds, 5 knots. bay temp, around 52 degrees. sunrise, 6:50. sets at 4:52. yeah, the days are certainly short. these days. 30 tonight. clear. very light winds. but not as cold as last night. tomorrow, nice end to the week. sunshine and high clouds. all in all, very pleasant afternoon high of 59 degrees tomorrow. >> perfect. almost 60. >> close to it. >> thank you. still ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. 18 apartments, ruined. 24 people evacuated. a million dollars in damages.
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i'm mike schuh at the apartment fire in bel air that took three alarms alarms to bring under control. the story next. too much too soon. after a maryland man is killed, the safety around tough mudder races comes into question. that story coming up. here's today's report from wall street. the dow closes at yet another record high. ,,
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5:29. 52 degrees and clear in maryland.
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good evening. thank you for staying with eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. a woman staying over at a friend's house, in bel air, is credited with saving lives in an early-morning apartment fire. mike schuh reports that her timely return from an errand allowed her to spot that fire and take action. >> reporter: it's 4:00 in the morning. 24 people alive today because of the actions of erica dicky's close fend who -- friend who -- >> hit me on the back, said, get out, there's a fire. so i grabbed him and ran out. >> reporter: "him" would be her 2-year-old boy caton. then erika said once her friend realized she and her son remember already, she went to wake up some neighbors. >> they certainly assisted multiple people inside. >> reporter: a good thing, too. the fire moved quickly from erika's ground floor apartment. >> they think it started in the laundry room.
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>> in your -- >> yes. in my laundry room. >> reporter: i rushed over here. i was scared to death. >> reporter: upon his arrival, erika's dad saw her safe in a truck. >> when you first saw her in that truck, what went through your mind? >> i cried. >> reporter: 18 hiewnt -- units, destroyed or damaged. the fire came in like a burglar. its heat breaking windows as it moved higher. >> it's almost like a chimney. >> comes out and goes back in. >> an open roof brings sunlight into rooms formerly lit by flames. >> at least she's still alive and everybody is safe. >> reporter: some of the units have been allowed back in to retrieve small items as. >> what did you say to your friend who woke you up? >> thank you. my dad even went up and said, thank you so much. like i can't thank you enough. like if she wasn't there, i would have still been asleep.
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>> reporter: in bel air, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. >> the fire marshal's office believes that those living in the less-damaged apartments could be back in their homes within a day or so. sex and smuggling behind bars this week, wjz investigates the long-term corruption, inside the baltimore city detention center. the man at the top tells wjz he's made major changes to clean up the jail. and today, we got to see them firsthand. wjz is live at the baltimore city detention center. rochelle ofrochelle ritchie takes us inside for a rare look at the jail. good evening, rochelle. >> reporter: good evening, kai. well, since this federal investigation contraband into the baltimore city detention center has dropped 42%, but it's still not 100% drug-free. >> reporter: for the first time, wjz gets a look inside the baltimore city detention center, after an embarrassing investigation, reveals inmate his turned the jail into a sex- dealing, drug-smuggling operating facility. 200 new cameras, a better
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screening process of work inmates and newentry scanner -- new entry scanners. >> i think we're well on or way back on track. >> reporter: all for black guerrilla family gang, who ran the jail for months. tevon white, impreginated four officers. new training will keep romance between guards and inmates away. >> they are paired with a solid, experienced correctional officer who stays with them and keeps them from getting compromised. >> reporter: with maynard at her side, wjz sees changes for ourselves. during the investigation, inmates were said to use cell phones. the boxes that now line the walls will change that. >> it would help us to jam cell phone signals to deter detainees from receiving that kind of contraband. >> reporter: inmates will no longer eat in their cells but a new dining facility.
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>> as it is now, the foods running all around the jail. guys can put a little marijuana, some tobacco into food, take it up and deliver it up to the section. that's going to cut all that was out. -- all of that out. >> 13 officers were indicted in the investigation. they allegedly snuck drugs in. >> there was so many of them that are involved. >> reporter: despite the changes made, gary maynard says they expect more indictments to come. i'm rochelle ritchie, wjz eyewitness news. >> rochelle, thank you. corrections officers are also required to remove their shoes when entering the jail. >> justice is served. boston gangster, james whitey bulger, will likely die in prison. denise is in niewtz room with more -- newsroom with more. >> reporter: they gave him a speech before sentencing him to two consecutive life sentences. the judge said the depravity of
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bulger's crime is almost unfathomable. in august, a jury convicted bulger of 11, including extortion and weapons charges. in the 1970s, bulger was an fbi informant and a crime boss at the same time. his handler, a former fbi agent, tipped bulger off in 1994. he left town and remained a fugitive until he was captured in 2011. kai? >> bulger's attorney says he will appeal the conviction. a teen is in custody, charged with opening fire outside of a high school in pittsburgh. 16-year-old a.j. willit is facing murder charges. they say he went to the high school, with the intent to shoot certain students as they left school. he was apparently assaulted by the students. he then allegedly shot during a drug robbery. all four students are expected to survive. >> the safety of an increasingly popular race is in question after a maryland man
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is killed during a popular military-style race. wjz is live. jessica kartalija explains, some say it's growing too fast. >> reporter: kai, it's unbelievable. tough mudder started three years ago, with just three races. now, tough mudder has 53 in five countries, just this year. >> reporter: in west virginia, thousands come out for what is not your traditional 10-miler. they'll call over hills of mud, plunge into a tank of water, filled with ice. they'lline run through wires, giving -- they'll even run through wires giving an electric shock. to some, it sounds like torture. to others, fun. >> some question whether safety has kept up with the growth. especially what has happened here in april. this video was turned over to law enforcement, moments before 28-year-old avi san gupta of ellicott city came. he jumped in but for reasons still unknown... he didn't come back up.
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>> go, go, go, go. >> reporter: despite frantic calls, a diver takes well over two minutes to put on equipment and go under. some, tired of waiting, jump in. and he yells at them. >> i don't need anybody else in the water. >> reporter: by the time san gupta is found, it's too late. >> nobody helped him when he needed it. >> reporter: dan and his mother knew him since age 5. they say he trained hard for that race. >> you carry a casket out of a room full of 700 people, just seeing sad looks all around. that is the saddest thing you can imagine. seeing that video is the most infuriating thing you can imagine. >> reporter: we walk said through with our protocols. we are very confident with what we have in place. >> reporter: as of now, there's no governing body that oversees all of these races. telling gupta's friends that those who participate just need to know what they're getting into and that they may not need
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to get help as quickly as possible. >> jessica, thank you. a lawyer representing san gupta's family says they are contemplating a lawsuit. in montgomery county, police are on the scene of a double stabbing at the montgomery mall. it happened in the parking lot of the mall. and in bethesda, just after 2:00 this after. police say a male subject in the vehicle stabbed a man and a woman inside another vehicle. both victims were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. the male suspect is in custody tonight. a former baltimore county contract employee, indicted for stealing employees' personal information is back in maryland. 34-year-old courtney calvert was extradited earlier this week. he was arrested in florida last month, on an unrelated case. the stolen hard drive was recovered. and police do not think that he used the information on it. time now for a quick look at some of the stories in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. all the information you
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need to get, to get ready for sunday's ravens-bears game. the roundup of pumpkin dishes, served by baltimore area restaurants. and reviews of this week's new movies, including matthew mcconaughey's the dallas buyers club. for these and more, read the baltimore sun. remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. baltimore county police have a new crime-fighting tool that will soon be policing the streets. christie ileto gives us a closer look at the first 50 of the new cope cruisers. >> reporter: police -- cop cruisers. >> reporter: police in baltimore. they unveiled its newest crime- fighting tool. >> this was a very significant step for us in public safety. and certainly than that i think will enhance our ability to further reduce crime in baltimore county. >> reporter: 54 interceptors will join the fleet, replacing the crown victoria model officers have been driving
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since the 1990s. a $1.3 million investment in public safety. >> woo -- we will roll out these cars over the next several years, so each car is replaced. >> reporter: johnson said many of the current patrol cars have thousands of miles on them. and once they reach 100,000 miles, he said it's time to start thinking about getting them a plate. >> this car is deceptively big. >> reporter: police say the cars are faster, more fuel efficient, and better performing. >> this car is equipped with a readout that tells you anything that is degree on with the car. >> reporter: and wired to the max. >> this isn't your normal, everyday car. >> you're looking at probably the car for law enforcement. >> reporter: a car officers will use to patrol and crack down on crime. >> reporter: and the first 50 new vehicles will hit baltimore county roads in december. in baltimore county, christie ileto, wjz eyewitness news. >> the old crown vics will be sold at auction, as they are removed from the fleet. and still to come tonight
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on wjz's eyewitness news. bearing the fallen. thousands are laid to rest in mass graves in the pill feigns. -- philippines. how many people are now confirmed dead. we made a mistake that what was going on was wrong. and they didn't like that. >> how 35 airline passengers rallied behind a blind man and his service dog, after problems on board a u.s. airways flight. along with bob turk. i'm meteorologist tim williams, putting on the exclusive touches on your five-day forecast. it's coming up in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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all righty. now, clear skies around the region am looking at chilly. tim has a look at the nice end of the week. >> sure is. as you look at the temperatures getting down to around freezing, you think bone chilling. but the normal low now is about 37 degrees. we have a good bit of sunshine. skies clear now. that's how we pick up tomorrow. we'll get up to a daytime high in the mid-50s. we'll call it about 54 degrees
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by midday. and back down to the 30s for tomorrow night. for the next five days, we are sending in to bob. we have nice, mild temperatures. 62 on saturday. maybe a sprinkle or a shower in a couple of spots. on sunday, clouds and sun. but look at that. 65, 56 for a low. 68 on monday. may get to 70, some spots. but a chance of showers. then it turns chilly again. 53 on tuesday. looks like wednesday only in the low 40s once again. kai? >> bob, thank you. volcanic ashes spewing over indonesia. the country's famous mount sine sinebung spewing ashes and red rock. forcing thousands out of their homes and into shelters. the volcano has been dormant since 2010. a somber day in the philippines. burials continue for dozens of typhoon victims. authorities say 4,460 people are confirmed dead.
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but that figure is expected to rise. tina kraus reports for wjz with the latest. >> reporter: workers in the devastated town of tacloban say these body bags are a grim reminder of the horrific storm that hit the philippines six days ago. hundreds of unidentified victims of typhoon haiyan, are being buried in mas grave -- mass graifers. but many -- graves. but many goods are still in the streets -- bodies are still in the streets. ron fardo says he can't find his parents or three siblings. he said, dead or alive, i need to find them. >> reporter: u.s. soldiers are already on the ground. and the hardest-hit part of the philippines. the uss george washington aircraft carrier has arrived in the region to help deliver relief to desperate victims. the storm left nearly 600,000 people homeless. security concerns are growing, as victims fight for toad and
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-- food and shelter. a moment of happiness came inside a church in tacloban. a mother gave birth to her 8th child, a baby girl. the family says they may name her after the typhoon, known in the philippines as yolanda. tina kraus, wjz eyewitness news. >> if you'd like to help, the red cross is one of the agencies taking donations. call 1-800-red cross be or go to red a scare in the air. a southwest pilot makes this statement on the loud speaker. >> he said we're going down. and everybody is looking around, like, is this a joke? is he serious? and then when he felt the nosedive. >> reporter: his passenger says the flight from tampa to baltimore, with a stopover from raleigh to durham, took a 27,000 foot nosedive. she said everyone pulled out their cell phones in an effort to reach loved ones. moments later, the plane went
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on to make a safe emergency landing. southwest said the plane had mechanical issues. tonight, u.s. airways is investigating an incident on a flight from philadelphia to long island. a blind man and his service dog were kicked off the plane last night after a flight attendant asked him to control his dog. as ko im reports for wjz, other passengers protested, forcing the cancellation from the flight. >> albert and his dog, doxology, are back home. >> she got very adamant. like the dog has to be under the seat or i'm going to turn the plane around. >> reporter: the plane was bound for macarthur airport. but was delayed more than an hour. rizzy says he let his dog stretch its legs. but the airline claims the dog was roaming up and down the aisle and when confronted, he became abusive. >> i'm like, wait, why am i the
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only one being asked to get off. >> we made a stink that what was going on was wrong. and they didn't like that, apparently. >> reporter: instead, the passengers took a 3 1/2-hour bus ride, back with rizzy and doxy to macarthur airport. >> i feel extremely satisfied they i -- that i had 35 people who stood up and did the right thing and said no. >> reporter: rizzy said he is happy and humble to stand up for rights of the disabled. >> u.s. airways says its protocol for serviceab mals is to keep-- service animals is to keep them under the seat or at the feet for safety reasons. not much rushing. a truck hit the roof of a tunnelover night. and it became stuck. look at that. wow. it brought down overhead lights in the tunnel. the two were shut down causing major gridlock on a major artery into downtown. that truck company involved
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will be getting a heavy bill from australia's roads. a massive sinkhole swallows three homes. several families are being evacuated. they say it sounded like something was taking a sledgehammer to the house. another said she heard popping sounds in a rush to wake her family. the hole appears to be about 12- feet wide. there are no reports of injuries at this time. check in for all new stories coming up. vic is in the newsroom with a preview for us. >> another brazen robbery. suspects storm a convenience store in towson. and tonight, they are behind bars. are they connected to other recent robberies in the area? what police are saying. and... apologies and promises. i'm pat warren. coming up on eyewitness news. president obama says most americans should see an improvement in the healthcare website. we'll tell you how many marylanders have signed up. check in for more on these stories and all the day's breaking news, coming up at
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6:00. back to you. britain's prince harry joins the veterans in trafalgar square. >> reporter: when you've lost an arm or whatever the illness may be, that, you can achieve pretty much anything. >> reporter: the american service members in blue will be competing with other wounded warriors from canada, britain, and australia. the prince will only take part in some of the four-week competition to raise money and awareness for wounded vets, returning to civilian life. the race to south pole begins sunday. and still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. former raven ed reed has a new team. and he'll be in baltimore to face the ravens next week. mark has details coming up. ,
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former ravens star ed reed is in the news today. mark viviano joins us with the details of reed's latest move. >> just two days after he was cut by the houston texans. ed reed signs a contract with the new york jets. and he's now reunited with
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jets' head coach, rex ryan, who, of course, was reed's defensive coordinator here in baltimore. and it means that reed was in the position to play the second. reed was here with the texans in september. he signed with the jets tuesday and practiced with them this afternoon. he is the sixth different former raven to play for rex ryan in new york. the ravens hold reed in high regard for his 11 standout seasons here in baltimore. >> ed is just, you know, a raven. he'll always be a raven. and i'm sure he'll be in the ring of honor someday. and i'm sure he'll number the hall of fame someday. key kept in touch with ed, on and off regularly. he's a good friend of everybody here. >> reporter: and the ravens will welcome the jets, after the ravens take their trip to chicago to battle the bears this sunday. you'll be able to see both of those games here on wjz. and coverage of the ravens and bears kicks offer sunday at
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1:00. and when the action is over. our special post game show begins. highlights, player and post game reaction from chicago. plus, reaction from former raven, wally williams. we have the game and the post game here on wjz. more on the ravens and ed reed's latest move, coming up next hour. plus, the orioles' chris davis, hopes to hear his name called tonight, as american league mvp. i'll have the latest ahead in sports at 6:00. back to you for now. >> thank you, mark. a pet kangaroo gets loose and causes quite a stir. this is dash cam video, along a highway chase in midland. deputies managed to corcher the four- -- corner the four-foot tall kangaroo. >> that gets you every time. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. >> taken off the streets. i'm mike hellgren. police make several arrests in connection with brazen
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robberies, targeting students here in towson. only on wjz, the foo video of -- the video of their last crime. we'll tell you how police caught t,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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in custody. caught committing a robbery in towson university. are they responsible for the recent crime waves? fatal accident. two men works ing on the side of 695. struck boy a car.
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i'm linh bui, new details coming up on wjz. major changes at the baltimore city detention center, after a federal investigation. i'm rochelle ritchie. what's new, coming up next. a slight warmup today. will the trend continue tomorrow and through the weekend. first warning weather has your answer. >> check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> wjz eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now. robbery arrest. >> a convenience store, break- in in towson. are the three suspects connect connected to three other violent attacks in the area. >> hello, everyone. i'm vic carter. and i'm denise koch. >> three men are in custody and may be connected to more than a dozen robberies in


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