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republican front-runner gets a major endorsement. >> reporter: new information on a toddy released on teen -- a study released on teenage drivers. >> good morning. thanks for joining us i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. we will start with a look at weather. here's lynette charles. good morning. >> good morning. and we look at maryland's most powerful radar and as of now, we are dry. we will need to have the rain gear handy as we go throughout the day. there is a possibility for some showers, but likely as we go later tonight into tomorrow you may need a light sweat other jacket but we are at 60 in perry hall. and we should be at 48 or 49 for this time of the year our low. and 57 degrees is where we are coming in in churchville. so good morning to you. and elkton is at 53 degrees. right now the wind not so gusty but they will be picking up as we go throughout the day out of the south and that's what's
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going to help to warm us up as well. now we check out a coastal flood advisory in effect now until lunchtime today for the areas here shaded in the blue. so we could have a little bit of flooding along the coastal areas for today. all right. it's time to get our abc2 timesafer traffic check with lauren. >> reporter: good morning. we have the first accident of the day in harford county in bel air. and that's going to be on route 22 at shamrock road. so watch out for that. if you are using the jfx we have the ongoing construction that continues to block one lane in both directions here at 28th street. no delays just yet. so it will be an easy rye. but later in the morning you might want to use falls street. all is clear at fort mchenry and harbor tunnel. no concerns on the beltway in the parkville area. it will be a nice easy ride making the drive on that outer loop from 95 all the way up to 83. here's a live look at the west side at liberty road, everything is up to speed.
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you are looking at an 11 inminute ride from 795 down towards 95. and that's a look at your abc2 timesafer traffic. now back to you. two minutes after five. and a new report out this morning says teen passengers spell danger for beginning drivers. abc2 news sherrie johnson is live in downtown baltimore with more on the story. sherrie. >> reporter: yeah, good morning. we are live here along the jfx. not much traffic here this morning. a lot of folks use this roadway and new this morning, a study shows that a teenage driver has a higher risk of dying in an accident when there are other teens in the car. the study also shows a numberdrops when an adult is in the car. this study was released by aaa safety foundation. research has shown that other teens in the car is distracting to ginner drivers. but most previous studies on the issue are more than a decade old and don't reflect changes in state driving laws. the study found that teens driving with their friend in the car continue to be far
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riskier than driving alone or with an adult. the study was based on an examination of government data on teen crashes from 2007 to 2010. compared to driving with no passengers, a 16 or 17-year-old driver risk of death increases44% when carrying a passenger younger than 21. it quadruples when carrying 3 or more passengers that age. aaa released the study inconjunction with a rally held in washington, d.c. to kick off global use traffic safety month. all in an effort to try to keep teens a little safer on roadways. reporting live in downtown baltimore, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. in depock i -- democracy 2012 voters in india and north carolina and west virginia will head to the polls to vote happening today. mitt romney and ron paul are the two remaining contenders with romney holding a large delegate lead over paul. last night, romney received an endorsement by e-mail from the
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former opponent rick santorum. romney is holding a campaign in he event in lansing michigan. a funeral service for a priest shot in the church will be held today. police say reverend dr. mary- margeurite kohn and brenda were shot by a homeless man after being turned away from the food bank emmett killed himself after the shootings. the funeral service will be at 3 today at the cathedral of the incarnation in baltimore. services for brewington is tomorrow at st. john's pershall in ellicott city. a teen is in custody and charges for setting fire to a apartment complex at the columbia mall. richard has been doing this for several weeks. during the weekend they waited outside the mall and before 1:30 they saw him running from a burning dumpster and is charged with setting 6 fires and total damage is estimated at more than 400,000 dollars.
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health news for you this morning, the new obesity report is set to be released and the findings are alarming. linda so is here with the details. >> reporter: the record fients -- report finds 42% of americans will be obese by 2030. institute of medicine plans to release the report today at a conference hosted by the cdc. the report -- host by the cdc. the report suggest 30 million americans will be obese in 18 years and with levels rising at that rate it would cost an additional 549.5 billion dollars in medical cost. the study suggest that about 11% of the americans will be obese by 2030 meaning they would be 100 pounds overweight. the institute of medicine says more need to be done faster to curb rising obesity rates and the report focus on straties -- strategies to pour healthy weight. linda so abc2 news. the skies in indonesia were glowing. >> this morning celebration
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that drew thousands of buddhists from all over the world. >> and roiled in d.c. yesterday. why the visit was a serious one for prince harry. royalty in dc yesterday. why the visit was a serious one for prince harry. >> reporter: everything is up to speed on beltway. i will show you what the jfx looks like in my abc time saver traffic report.
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now "good morning maryland." take a look at this spectacular thousands of buddhists gathered to celebrate the holiest of the reledgeon. this is to mark the birth of buddhach the celebration ended with the release of thousands of lanterns into the nighttime sky. pretty video right lynette? >> it's awesome. beautiful to look at. and our day not so beautiful to look at because we are not going to get that much sunshine just like yesterday. as we look across the middle of the nation they are dealing with stormy weather to the south in texas and you know they can deal with severe weather going throughout the day. severe weather will stay awhich
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from us, but we have a chance for much needed showers to work their way in here. the bulk of the action off toward the west along the ohio valley. that heavy rain is not going to make it in. but we have a chance for a couple isolated showers to pop up as we go throughout the day. right now, temperatures are quite mild. 58 degrees in chestertown and centerville at 60 right now. darlington at 56 and we are a little on the breezy side today. wind at the south at 5 to 15 miles an hour. all right. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren. >> reporter: good morning. we do have our first accident of the day in harford county in bel air on route 22 at shamrock road. watch out for that. if you are using the jfx to get into the city, we have the ongoing construction. so one lane will be shut down in both directions at 28th street later in the morning. falls road or charles street is not a bad alternate. traveling through the tunnels, all is clears through fort mchenry and harbor tunnel and that's the same out on 695. no concerns on the outer loop
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from 95 all the way up to 83. and as we look live in pikesville, everything up to speed at green spring avenue. it will be a easy ride towards 83 or towards 795. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic now back over to you. some production plants make the pink slime have been shut down. >> which plants are closing and how many people will be left to look for another job. >> a move the governor plans to make to secure gambling money for the state. we have details on that just ahead. the more products we touch around the sink,
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the more dirt can spread around the kitchen. that's why we created the lysol no-touch kitchen system. one solution for sparkling dishes, plus clean surfaces, plus healthy hands. all in a no-touch design. now "good morning maryland." and thanks for joining us. 14 34eu7b9s after 5. u.s. news and world report is out with the list of the business high schools in the country and the schools were award gold, silver and bronze medals based on proficiency standards and how well prepared for college they are. 22,000 high schools were evaluated and the schools for gifted and tal ened in dallas texas tops the list. but our state has quite a few schools in the high rankings so here's where maryland shakes
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out. number one on the list winston churchill in potomac and that's number 57 nationally. wallet whitman in about a this is did and thomas s. wooten in rockville. poolsville is fourth and rounding out the top five walter johnson in bethesda. we pote posted the list of the -- posted the list of the schools on the website. find out where your school ranks at abc2 news.dome. a royal-- abc2news.com. prince harry honored for war efforts. british royals amog the guest at the 50 anniversary celebration. before accepting the award he met with wounded veterans. he receive the award from colin powell. >> if i may, i would like to accept the reward on behalf of my brother william, our foundation and all those on both sides of the atlantic that
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worked so tirelessly to support our wounded veterans but it canly for the guys because this is their award. >> third in line for the british thrown harry is the captain in the britain army air corps and this is his first trip to the united states since he took part in a helicopter training in california and arizona last year. it's 5:16. let's check on your morning commute with lauren cook. >> reporter: good morning. we have the first accident of the day. it's in harford county in bel air on route 22 at shamrock road. watch out for that as you head out. no problems traveling through the fort mchenry tunnel or the harbor tunnel. nice and clear. we have the ongoing construction on the jfx that continues to block one lane in both directions at 28th street. no delays as of yet. if you are heading to 695, no concerns on that outer loop. looking at an 11 minute ride from 95 up to 83. and here's live look at the west side of the beltway. everything is going to be up to speed at liberty road where you
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are look at an 11 minute ride from 795 towards 95. and that's a look at your abctime safer traffic and now here's lynette with a look at your forecast. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are -- >> we are on the breezy side. the wind are out of the south to 5 to 15 miles an hour. 8 miles sustained along the eastern shore and the nation's capital around 12. we will see gusts today up to 20 to 25 miles an hour. right now, temperatures are mild. you don't need the heavy coat. maybe a slight sweater or jacket. 60 in baltimore 59 in easton. more of the same in york and frederick and hagerstown and winchester. satellite and radar stepping out the door. take the rain gear with you in case because we will see the chance for some isolated showers maybe a thunderstorm to pop up as we go later into the morning especially the afternoon. and then more rain, you can see the bulk of the action back there off towards the west and west virginia and also ohio.
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that will begin to really get its act together as we go through the overnight into tomorrow morning. it can be a little bit wet on the roadways. now we look at this system. this is the one pushing in from the west. and with that, that's going to be giving us the much needed rain that we need. now future trend picks up on that rain back off towards the west beginning to move in. so, tonight, around 10:00 yes we could see wet roadways and it begins to fizzle out a bit. but don't think it's gone. this is what i wanted to show you. now the eastern shore really going to get in on some of the heavier rain and that's a good thing. we need that. they are in a severe drought and it moves out and things looking much better if you like the drier weather and the sunshine as we head into thursday. but for today, not so much sunshine. that temperature coming in right around 75 degrees. we have the showers possible and check out what i have here. the game day forecast. that temperature around 73 and breezy with the wind out of the south 10 to 15 miles an hour. charley. news time 5:19. and new this morning, a south
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dakota beef company says it will close processing plants in three states because of controversy surrounding a product that has been dubbed pink slime. the plants will be closed to amarillo texas garden city kansas and waterloo iowa effective may 25th and 650 people will be out of work. the company already suspend operations last month -- suspended operations after the month at the three plants. governor o'malley may studity expansion of gambling in maryland to clotish you've adding the 6th casino in pg county. it move delays effort to have the issues placed on the november ballot according to state official and analysting. a meeting will be held to discuss a pine line project. the line is expected to run through oregon ridge forest and other properties so tonight's meeting starts at 7:00 at the oregon ridge lodge. the second meet something scheduled for tomorrow at 7 -- meeting is scheduled for tomorrow at 7 at youth elementary school.
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20 minutes after five. today lieutenant governor brown will preside over a a health benefit exchange and implement reform measures. he leads the effort to reduce costs, expand access and improve quality of care for all marylanders. a meeting starts at 10 this morning and eld in shall is held in and -- and is held in annapolis. >> stay with us because they are deciding whether to pass a marriage amendment that could affect straight and same sex couples. students grieving after the loss of two classmates on prom night. it is supposed to be light heard and fun and turned tragic. you are waking up to what he new in baltimore. good morning maryland returns in a moment.
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welcome back. students at a hagerstown high school are mourning the loss of two classmates killed in a car accidenta prom. brandon colliflower was driving his date samantha kelly back to
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the house when he crashed the car e took the turn too quickly and smashed into a tree. both died on impact. >> the front of the vehicle was totally destroyed because of the impact. it appears the engine came back into the driver's portion of the vehicle. and it was very severe. >> while speed does appear to be a factor in the crash police say there's no signs of drugs or alcohol. north carolina voters are going to the polls today to decide on a marriage amendment and if it pass, it bans same sex marriage but changes some heterosexual unions. it would invalidate all civil unions and domestic partnerships same sex or not. >> and this just leaves the decision with the voters and instead with a hand full of judges. >> this is the first relationship i've had and
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that's what i am asking to be protected. >> both side of the argument have been trying to gain support in the past few weeks through newspaper ads and robo calls. the man charged in the death of trayvon martin is scheduled to be arraigned. george zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder and admitted to shooting martin on february 26th while the teen was walk home from the convenience store. zimmerman said he did it in self-defense citing the stand your ground law in the state of florida. jack reid and senator brown and harkin are holding a news conference on student loans. they are at odds with republicans about how to offset the 6 billion dollars that it would cost to keep interest rates on student loans down. republicans say they won't vote for the bill unless democrats allow a vote on a gop alternative. a oregon father is facing a chiert of charges. >> what did he with his 10-year- old son that could land him behind bars for a while. >> the orioles are doing all they can to build the fan base and it is like magic.
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we have highlights from last night's game. >> and temperatures are mild right now. i will tell you how warm it will get by the afternoon. the details coming. >> reporter: everything is you will to speed on 895 at o'donnell street. i will show you what the other main lines look like in my abc time safer traffic report. you are watching good morning maryland. >> reporter: good morning. topping america's money a big boost in borrowing. americans used credit cards more often in march and took out more education loans as well. the increase of consumer debt was the big nest decade. more borrowing is considered good for the economy. exxon mobile is tops among the fortune 500 companies in the u.s. knocking wal-mart down to 2. apple is only 17th because of the fortune list is based on sales not profits. and safeway super mark plans to stop buying pork from suppliers that cage pregnant cells and narrow stalls and they call it inhumane. producers say it keeps the pigs from fighting.
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and you will be able to buy girl scout candy bars with three of the popular cookie flavors it will be sold in stores andtargeteded at adults nutrition experts say they are disappointed. that's america's money. i am rob nelson.
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now "good morning maryland." >> overnight closures on the jfx are extended. i will tell you how the closures affect your morning commute coming up. and u.s. official foil a terror plot to blow up a plane head for the u.s. why the most sophisticated airport scanners could have missed the bomb. a report is out that shows the best countries for moms. why the u.s. didn't rank high
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in what three factors kept it out of the top 20p those stories are ahead on this tuesday morning thanks for joining us i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. let's head over to meteorologist lynn jet charles and meg -- lynette charles. and megan has given a littlemisplesh ure. >> i am not feeling the forecast. >> she is just the messenger. >> don't shoot the messenger but i have good news for the weekend so we can be friends again. maryland's most powerful radar is dry right now. but we have showers up to the north and west. you can see around pennsylvania, youngstown and butler and ohio right now. some showers and thunderstorms also pushing in across the area. but close to home, we are dry. and for the most part we will stay that way through the morning hours maybe an isolated shower or storm to pop up going later into the afternoon especially the evening time frame. but you are getting out the door this morning right? you don't need the heavy coat. we can see the temperatures at 59 degrees and catonsville at

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