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as the next front comes in. a pretty day, warm sunny and enjoy it. we climb to 82 for the high. saturday afternoon and a cool down late weekend through the beginning of next week. now for a look at that is happening on the roadways, candace dold has the traffic edge. candace. >> reporter: thanks, steve. we're looking at a cool and calm ride out there on many of those main lines. here it is on the beltway at harford road. you can see few cars that are starting to trickle in, but there are no brake lights and there's a lot of room in between those cars. that's the same deal from 85 toward 83. in fact, we are in the green on that stretch, 11 minutes right now 54 miles per hour. from 83 up toward 795, the same speed with only an 8 minute clip. and then from 795 down toward 95, there's nothing to impede the commute, 11 minutes right now, 55 miles per hour. that's a look at your morning travels, patrice, back over to
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you. we told you about the costly hair salon bills that taxpayers footed for mayor sheila dixon. now there's more bills. this time thousands of dollars spent on makeup. this is a story you're seeing first on fox. megan gilliland is live at city hall where the new administration is just hearing about dixon's bills. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning, patrice. one state prosecutor says pure greed is what led to dixon's down fall you will from city hall and some say that exactly the motivation behind the makeup bills. more than $11,000 worth during her three year term as mayor paid to a company in owings mills. the minimum service rather than around $350 per visit. now this comes after those hair costs surfaced last month. all of those bills have been paid by baltimore city from the
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mayor's office fund. >> when you're spending the taxpayers money, i think you should be spending it on things that the taxpayers care about and i don't think they care about how well her makeup is applied. >> important things though worry about with the oil spill in new orleans than her hair and make up with. it's done. >> reporter: now dixon has admitted to having her hair and makeup done before taping segments for the city's public access comanl an channel and hee bakdbacks her up saying those bs were a part of her job. rick zimmerman as posted this morning, the problem is that people are numb to these politians taking advantage of the system. people, wake-up. this is not okay and the abuse needs to stop. ray, thank you for your response. remember you can comment on our facebook page and tell us think on this subject. live from city hall, megan gilliland, fox 45 morning news.
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one person is taken to the hospital after a fire in down town baltimore. of the smoke and flames in the unit on middle street went out. firefighters quickly put out the 1 alarm blaze. the person who was hurt was taken to the bay view burn center. so far there's no word on a cause. baltimore county police are investigating after a pedestrian is hit and killed by a car in exex. it happened before 10:00 last night in the 400,000 block of eastern boulevard. -- 400 block of eastern boulevard. police have not said whether the driver stayed at the scene. a man is found dead at outside of a west baltimore bar. a good samaritan picked up the man who was at the 2400 block of frederick avenue. he took him to an er, but manetn died at shock trauma early this morning. a hair salon owner died from a shot in the head.
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the woman had just opened the salon when the robber walked in and shot her. he stole her money and ran. she managed to stumble on into a nearby business for help. >> i said, what happened and i look at her face and blood all over. i just called 911. >> she didn't claim to know the suspect so we don't know if she was a target or if he wa she wae victim of opportunity. >> all of this happened at a busy shopping center of bel air road. police are looking through videos of a surveillance camera. they do have leads but this morning the suspect is still on the loose. the victim is expected it survive. piles of bodies stacked in a garage forbe forces the closurea funeral home. they suspended the license of a funeral home on monday. they found a pile of 40 body bags containing human remains inside of a garage. the funeral home says it had a
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contract with georgetown university to dispose of cadavers but they got too many. the funeral home has until friday to crèm cremate the bodid then be closed. the owner will appeal. they face charges of assaulting and kidnapping a west baltimore teen. 16 years old michael johnson junior says that last may tire,n francis and gregory he helen, tk him and assaulted him and dumped him in the rain. they left him without socks, shoes or a cell phone. >> taking an urban city youth who does not have a car that far against his will is akeen to taking a fish and putting him on the beach a few yards and asking him to get back to the water on his own. all three officers were charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, second degree
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assault and misconduct in office among other charges. the man charged with trying to detonate a car bomb in new york time square was arrested on a plane just minutes before take off. but it turns out he shouldn't have been on that plane in the first place. costumes agent capture 35 years old shahzad on monday night at jfk parent moments before leaving on a plane to dubai. despite being on a no fly list, he was able to fly a ticket with cash and going through security without being stopped. authorities are planned to arrest him but somehow he lost investigators and boarded the plane. investigators say after his arrest shahzad a pakistani u.s. born citizen admitted he was behind the bombing attempts. he faces terrorism and weapon of mass destruction charges. we will talk with a former bi agent about the bomb scare. that is coming up later this
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hour. it's a sight most of us haven't seen in our lives, a huge generator, 21 feet wide is making its way through maryland today at a very delicate speed of 10 miles per hour. joel d smith is in halfty grace this morning with more on the generator unique history and why it's here in maryland, good morning joel. >> reporter: that utick unique history goes back to 1979. and a lot of people think about radio activity. it did happen and it's in good shape now. progress energy, this is a company that has a facility in north carolina wanted to use this because they didn't want to build a new one. it was only there for six months. for 30 years it's been in storage and now they want to move it. that brings us to our guest, chris. you are awake, but you have been awake for a long time. this is quite a trip for you guys. tell everybody where you are taking this? >> we are taking it to the
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haverty, maryland and loading it to a barge and it gets shipped down to the harris plant in north carolina. >> reporter: that's the long-term. in the short-term what is the biggest challenge with moving this onies small roads. >> the challenge on 533, the road is quite narrow. we take up the whole road. it's a challenge for us to be able to get our bridge sections down and our steel section down and be able to hopscotch everybody down the road and keep it moving. >> reporter: what they have to do is put down special pieces it doesn't crush through the bridge. that is how it was described to me. they have to put the pieces on the side to take the weight bearing away from middle. they go at 10 miles at the highest speed. it takes them a long time. over the next couple of nights they will be crossing over 95. >> at 10 miles per hour, they won't go anywhere fast. how long will it take them to get through maryland.
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>> reporter: by friday they will get over to haverty graves. it will be a long time. it's going to save a long time for progress energy. they don't have to make a new one of these. they can use this one. thank you, joel. it's down to the final 5 on american idol. ♪ ♪ blowing in from across the sea >> why a favorite to win it all could be in trouble. i'm jessica starr. coming up this morning on the hometown hot spot, i'm going to take you inside of the
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great taste can help music ucation hit a high note. check out the baltimore symphony associates decorate or show house. meteorologist jessica starr is live with all of the details for this morning's hometown hot spot. >> reporter: it's a historic home and historic decorators have come in. and the best thing when you come down is that the items within each room that the designers have designed are for sale. i'm joined this morning by one of the designers. i'm joined by donna melvin. good morning. >> good morning. >> how are you? >> you got a bedroom and you did an amazing amazing job. tell me a little bit about your inspiration and we will talk about the pieces in here. >> okay. my inspiration for the room was to create a modern but traditional design experience.
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that is was going to be done through the uses of the traditional persian carpet that i have on the floor and bring in more moderate, classic, hard costume pieces for the home. >> reporter: what do you call these. they are behind the bed. the panels are metallic. >> they are one by 2 pieces of wood that have been framed and reyou wilreyou will foalsterrede wall. this piece has been done by an artist. it's for sale. a gorgeous piece, done very contrary and very ab tract. >> reporter: donna, thank you for coming down. you did a beautiful job and you definitely need to come out and check out the things ta are here at the house. you can get all of that information by logging on to our website which is
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foxbaltimore.com. the weather for sunday if you want to come down. cooler, mostly sunny skies, beautiful day but only a high temperature of 64 degrees. with a look at the forecast for today to see if we're going to reach into the 80s, let's head to steve in the sky watch center. >> reporter: baltimore symphony always creating nice music and you're going to like the sound of this forecast. check it out, dry scan right now. looking pretty good. it's going to be a dry day all day with lots of sunshine. if we look for any rain, we have to look ga far to the north and west around near lake michigan and you see showers there. some of that activity could be moving to the north and east and maybe we get a shower out of it by tomorrow to the northern counties, not really a great chance, about a 20% chance at that. right now look at the nice start, 60 degrees with the clear skies, and wind at 15 miles per hour and the humidity 29.97 rising on the barometer. as we check out the temperatures, you will see 63 degrees in baltimore, not bad. 60 in d.c. certainly cooler than yesterday,
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but much cooler in other locations like in salisbury. 55 in hagerstown and 55 in oakland. it will definitely feel cooler in a lot of outlying areas. warm air on the backside of high pressure which is going to bring us a nice, dry day today. this frontal boundary is going to bring us more activity as far as showers to the north of us into pennsylvania, new york and beyond. for us, high pressure controlling things keeping us dry for the most part. there's an outside chance like i said. a next chance of seeing showers and thunderstorms will be from the next front that pushes through by late friday and for around afternoon. for today getting up to 77 degrees for the high, a lot of sunshine with a southeast wind at 5-15 miles per hour. for the central part of the state, we should get up to 82 degrees for the eye. a very nice day, lots of sunshine, south wind 5-10 miles per hour. we look for a high temperature of 83 degrees with a lot of sun, a southwest at 5-15 miles per hour. tonight, 61 degrees, mainly clear skies, breezy,
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5-15-mile-an-hour wind out of the south but not bad. after today's 82, 80 degrees tomorrow with the outside chance of a shower, you see a 20% chance. otherwise partly cloudy, better chance to see rain late on friday. before that it should be a dry day on friday with a high of 78. 73 with a chance of an afternoon thunderstorm on saturday, 64, cooler on sunday, but definitely a prettier day with more in the way of sunshine. mostly clear on monday, 67, and 69 with a chance of a shower on tuesday. fox 45 sky watch weather is available at your finger tips. iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. you can watch or you can use 45's doppler radar to track incoming storms. the interactive tools that you watch when rain or thunderstorms will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. now candace dold is here with a look at your commute this morning. she has got the traffic edge. candace. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we are indeed checking in on those numbers once again. right now at 49 miles per hour on 95 traveling through whitemarsh at 62 miles per hour
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on 95 right near 395. we do have an incident to talk about in downtown baltimore. there's fire activity. we can show you what the scene has been looking like this morning. here it is, a lost equipment there commanding a lot of attention. it does continue to shutdown bitle street at maryland avenue and you want to use k street as the alternate route. as for the jfx, there's not much happening to the northbound lanes taking it from the downtown region all the way up to the cold spring lane area and eventually up toward the beltway. as for beltway, let's check it out moving at park heights avenue for you. you can see the sun glare, so you will definitely need to bring out the sunglasses, especially if you're traveling on the inner loop lanes. as for the volume, the traffic is flowing freely. and we're in excellent shape on 795. the cars are in the green all the way up toward owings mills. there's however, trouble in westminister and that is because of an accident involving a motorcycle completely shuts down
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route 140 at hugh shop road. use valu val hertz road as the alternate route. that's a look at the morning commute. patrice, back over to you. the top 5 american idol contestants sang songs by old blue eyes himself, frank sinatra. ♪ wind blowing in ♪ from across the sea ♪ touch your head ♪ and walk with me >> crystal bow w bower sox sange summer wind and even though she had a glamorous new look, and a history of performance, the judges weren't impressed. >> i'm not going to lie and say that this is one of your strongest performances.
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for you, crystal, you have two okay weeks. if you survive next week, now it's about being in it to win it. it's not about singing for yourself anymore. it's about using this opportunity to nail it week after week after week. so -- i expect better. >> and not losing yourself. >> let us know what you thought about last night's show. you post your reaction at our facebook or twitter page. just go to foxbaltimore.com or send us a tweet at fox baltimore. you can also follow candace on her idol blog. she has been taking up behind the scenes all season long. just go to foxbaltimore.com and click on american idol under the entertainment section. you can find out which contestant goes home starting tonight at 9:00 here on fox 45. why watch american idol at home when you catch all of the action live in california? fox 45 morning news, mix 106, airtran and value city furniture are giving away a ticket for two
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>>at least 29 people are dead in the nation's south and officials in tennessee, mississippi and kentucky fear they may find even more bodies as rivers recede. meanwhile, for too many other families life as they knew it has changed forever. >> reporter: the water is beginning to recede and what is left is just devastating. >> i wanted to get stuff out of the basement, but i didn't have enough time so . >> reporter: the weekend storm dumped more than a foot of rain. worst of the floodwaters rising overnight. families just were not prepared and had limb time to react. >> officials say they made the right call in advicing people to
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stay inside pointing to a higher number of deaths on the roads. for those who did flee and survived, returning home has been the hardest part. >> some people are still in houses and some people left only with the clothes on their back. >> striving but right now mainly just grateful. >> reporter: the red cross has set up shelters for people who cannot go home or remain without electricity. and officials in nashville say the power may not be fully restored until friday. coming up next gas prices keep inching higher. the good news expected for this summer, though. no matter how many times you see that, that is -- it's an undescribable feeling of sadness. >> and the ex-boyfriend of a university of virginia student admits to killing her. why he loving free to lose weight. loving free to eat what i love. loving free to live my life. ♪ loving free
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stocks tumbled on fears that the $146 billion debt package for greece won't be enough to stop a debt crisis. the nasdaq and s&p 500 closed significantly lower. president obama says the storm is receding at the nation's recession speaking at the national meeting of the council. the nation's top priority is economic recovery. >> we are determined to putting our nation in a stronger economical footing. we need a economic that is powered more by what we produce
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the purchase of scotts ez seed. welcome back to fox 45 morning news. 6:31 is the time. i'm patrice harris. it's time to get a check of our forecast with meteorologist steve fertig and company. good morning, patrice, this is connor goff, and tell us about yourself. you're going to be doing full weather in a little bit? >> yes. >> and first let's come back this way, connor and let's show them what is going on out there. in baltimore it's 66 degrees. in hagerstown 55 degrees and in d.c.60 degrees.
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what about salisbury, 70s in the morning recently and lots of clear skies. looking good for now, lots of suspect shine, and a lot of sun for later. everybody is going to love the forecast you're going to give them. >> yes, they are. >> it will be a nice and warm day today, very indeed. right now, candace with the traffic. >> reporter: great job, connor, good way to start it off. very impressed. if you're heading out and hitting the roadways, you will be impressed with parts of this ride. check out 95, we don't have any brake lights yet, so not a bad clip on either the northbound or southbound lanes down toward the beltway. as for the southbound lanes of 95 through baltimore from the fort mchenry tunnel all the way down toward the beltway, 8 minutes at 55 miles per hour and then let's talk about the outer loop lanes at 695 right now from 95 up toward 83 in the green, 11 minutes, 54 miles per hour. and the same speed with only an 8 minute clip from 83 up toward 795. from 795, down toward 95, that
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volume is increasing, but we're still in the green. 12 minutes right now 50 miles per hour. that's a look at your morning travels, patrice, back over to you. first it was hair salon bills. now city taxpayers are also footing the bills for former mayor sheila dixon's makeup, thousands of dollars worth. it's a story you're seeing first on fox. megan gilliland is live at city hall where the new administration is just hearing about dixon's bills. you're probably not happy about it, many g good morning, megan. >> reporter: we're talking about $11,000 worth of bills that mayor dixon submitted to the city. bills paid to a company of owings mills. the minimum service ran $350 per visit. now this is on top of the salon costs that surfaced last month.
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all of the bills have been paid by baltimore city for the mayor's office fund which is backed by taxpayer money. >> we have heard of john h edwas $400 hair cut and makeup for $350. that is insane. that is poor judgment. >> i think it's water under the bridge. >> reporter: dixon has admitted to getting her hair and makeup done before taping segments for the t.v. access channel. the city has said that the bills are a part of her job. some say it wasn't right but what is done is done. leave well enough alone. she is no longer the mayor. the city has to worry about getting the drug dealers, child molesters off the streets. why bring her up. gail, thank you for your response this morning. you can post your comment on our
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facebook this morning. megan gilliland, fox 45 morning news. one person is taken to the hospital after a fire in downtowdownbaltimore. the call for smoke and flames went out at 3:00 this morning. the fir firefighters quickly put the one alarm blaze. the person who was hurt was taken to the bay view burn center. so far there's no word on the cause. a man is stabbed to death outside of a southwest baltimore bar. it happened at 11:15 last night. a good samaritan picked up the man who was outside of the 2400 block of frederick avenue. he took him to an er but the man died at shock trauma early this morning. police release more details about the death of yeardley love, a n notre dame prep gradue who was attending the university of virginia. love's ex-boyfriend, george huguely says it was an accident. she was face down in a pool of blood on her bed.
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her eye was swollen shut and she had bruises and scrapes on her face. huguely admit that he and love's relationship had ended and they had an altercation. he kicked a hole through her bedroom door, shook her causing her head to hit the wall. he and love were scheduled to graduate later this month. instead huguely is withdrawing from the university. the 30-year-old generator from that if sillty in pennsylvania -- facility is getting a new live in south carolina, but getting it there is the big feat. >> reporter: it's pretty big, this thing is from 3-mile island but it's not from the bad side that had the leak back in 1979. it's trying to save money for progress energy because they're using this instead of building a new one.
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the challenge is traveling through maryland and only traveling at night to keep things as best as possible for all of the travelers out there. got to get over bridges, you have to put things down so you don't crush the bridge. that sounds kind of important. >> yeah, we put down steel plate over bridges. what we do is we place them down and they put the load outside of the bridge span so therefore we pretty much, we call it jumping the bridge. we will jump right over it without touching the bridge at all, therefore it's unharmed. >> reporter: this thing is 1 million pounds. what kind of looks do you get when you go on the road. >> everybody is amazed when we see them go by. we can hear them when we are driving along because we are going so slow. we hear what they thinking about it and it's pretty interesting. >> reporter: before they tak te it on a barge down to north carolina where it will end up. >> joel d smith.
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thank you very interesting. why the man who almost blew up time square almost gets out of the country. why he was almost able to fly out of the country despite being on a no fly list. >> reporter: here is a look at the cold court road. take a look at the brake lights already there and it's only 6:40 is
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we met connor goff and we found you are in the 6th grade. do you want to say hi to anybody out there? >> yeah, hey, grandma. >> we got to take care of the important people, right? >> yes. >> are you ready to do this thing. >> yes. >> at the inner harbor it's going to be 62 degrees and mostly clear. yep. it is clear and the winds will be -- >> yep. >> the winds will be coming from the west and they will be three miles per hour. the humidity will be 58%. the pressure will be 29.97 and
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rising. >> uh-huh. >> and the dew point will be 48 degrees. >> yep, what about the temperature right now? >> well, in baltimore, it will be 66 degrees. >> it is right, right. >> in washington. >>it will be 60 degrees. >> what about hagerstown. >> 55 degrees. >> and we will come back here and show you that. >> in salisbury it will be 54. >> yep, it is right now and warm up even more from there. what about sky hd radar? mostly no clouds. >> that looks nice, doesn't it? >> yeah. >> clear skies today and. >> throughout the whole. >> through the whole atlantic. >> mid-atlantic. >> it looks great. what about the fun coming our way. what is -- we got to go right to the forecast, okay? you got to do that in live t.v. when things go wrong like that. okay. >> today it will be during the day it will be 82 degrees and it will be -- the skies will be clear today. it will be mostly warm.
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the winds will be coming from the south. it will be 5-15 miles per hour and it will be nice. >> yeah, it will be nice. >> and tonight, you can see it's still clear. it will be 61 degrees. ask like in the day, it -- and like in the day, the wind will be coming from the south at 5-15 miles per hour and it will be a little breezy. >> yep, and what about the seven-day forecast? let's start over here with today. >> today it will be 82 degrees and most -- it will be sunny. >> uh-huh. >> tomorrow it will be 80 and partially cloudy. >> uh-huh. >> friday it will be 78 degrees and partially cloudy with a slight chance of rain. >> at night. >> what about the saturday. saturday, it will be 73 degrees and it will be cloudy in the day but at night, we might get showers and a little bit of.
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>> sunday? >> sunday it will be 64, monday it will be 67 and both of those days it will be. what about tuesday. >> tuesday it will be 69 degrees and. >> partly cloudy with a chance of a shower. >> shower. >> absolutely. now you want to toss it back to, patrice. >> [applause] >> i will take it. i answer to just about anything. thank you, connor. >> you're welcome. >> so school is almost over. you think you want to make it a career. >> okay. very interesting. we will be watching you on csi in the future, huh? >> yeah. >> connor thank you so much. you're welcome? >> if you want your kid to be a part of weather kid wednesday, just send steve a note or drop him a line at foxbaltimore.com.
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now we need to get a check of the roadways. candace dold is here with the track edge. >> reporter: wow, very goal oriented. good job, connor. we're checking in on the roadways and seeing exactly what it looks like. right now checking in on those speeds. take a look at at these numbers. a congested ride moving through the beltway now at 52 miles per hour right at security boulevard. we do need to talk about baltimore and that is because we have fire activity. let's show you exactly what the area looks like on bitle street. here it is from earlier this morning and crews remain on the scene. they do shutdown bitle street right at maryland avenue. so to get around all of this activity, you will want to use k street as the alternate route. as for the main lines right now, traveling into baltimore, let's check it out on 95, just below the beltway, and here it is on both the northbound and southbound lanes. you can see there's really nothing to complain about in either direction. so we hope that does persist throughout the entire morning.
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once you approach the beltway, moving through baltimore county at harford road, the inner loop lanes are cruising along and the outer loop lanes as well just building up with that volume toward towson. that's a look at the morning travels. patrice, back over to you. thank you, candace. just in time for mother's day we're looking for baltimore's best mom. we think we found her. we sifted through hundreds of entries and have selected one winner and four runners up. the four runners up will receive a $50 gift certificate. we will reveal another runner up at the 8:00 hour, and on friday we will reveal the grand prize winner. she will win a trip for four anywhere where southwest flies. a $100 visa gift card and an oriental rug from universal carpet. and the title of best mom. and the baltimore's chief joins us in the studio coming up. and next he is accused of
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he was minutes away from flying out the country before he was arrested and that raised questions for many about whether it was pure luck that the
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authorities caught him or whether it was diligent investigative work that brought him down. dr. tyrone joins us this morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> it seems there was a lot that went right with this investigation, but there's also some questions about what happens at the very end? he was on the no fly list. they knew who he was, they were tracking him down, why was he able to get on the plane, buy a last minute ticket and almost fly away. >> we will never know the intricate details and the matter of fact is he was probably never going to fly away. in these situation not only do you want to identify the person who committed the act and if they meet to anyone else. you best place to get him is going through security because he doesn't have a weapon. >> you say, they let him get that far. >> if they want to see who they're meeting with, who they may sit on a plane with, and who
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they may sit in a terminal with they let it go so far but you're not going to have a express pres conference and talk about the intimate details. but if you think he is not acting alone. if you want to identified other people that he may contact with, sometimes you have to let it go a lot further than the public would like it to go. they want him arrested immediately. again, after he goes to security, the people are safer than approaching him before he goes to security when he is not safe. >> they took 2 other people off the plane but they cleared them and let them go their way. >> after the christmas day bombing, president obama said we need to check out these lists, there's several different lists are they working together with each other. this person got on the plane no fly list, that was you purposeful, but where does that stand. >> they are still reviewing the list. i'm not saying it's purposeful, i'm saying that a tactic.
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it could have happened in this particular situation. the reality is there are hard targets and soft targets in united states. you kntyou can't protect everyt. the fact that the public has to remain vigilant is very important. there's no way that the fbi and all the other agencies can protect every target in a free society. so it's a difficult job, it's a difficult investigation, and numerous domestic and international organizations, i'm not saying they don't have to get better, but i'm suggesting to you that a lot of work is getting done. no one wants anybody to be a victim of a terrorism incident. >> tirtyron e thank you. did the fbi do everything they could to catch shahzad. you can send us a tweet at fox baltimore. coming up in the 7:00 hour, there's nothing worse than a worn out or a scratched cd.
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schools? coe andres alonzo is joining us. this issue of bullying has riled a lot of people you included. a lot of stories started coming out, that is happening to my child. that is going on right now. >> is there a problem in bullying in city schools? >> i think there's a problem in every school in america. bullying happens in private schools, it happens in par yoke alschools. there was an incident in massachusetts that happened in a very wealthy community. we worry about it constantly. we work with the entire community present in which we agree this is how we're going to treat incidents of bullying. the work is about working with all kids. we cannot simply discard many kids. that feeds the drop out problem. we are indecreedbly worried about every single kid in the system. it's complex and we need the
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entire community to help us with it. >> what is the policy for dealing with bullying, because i think, people will understand you have to work with all the kids but the parents of the kids who are being bullied are wondering how do i know my kid is going to be safe when they go to school? >> that is the problem. it taps into the fear of parts of parents. this is the policy. if there's any evidence of physical bullying or incidents of violence, the policy is very clear that there has to be a suspension. if the evidence is about taunting, laughing, a child being made to feel less as many children do with devastating consequence, then the pont is to work with all those involved. because what we know is that the kids that are bullying that we're suspended multiple times, those are the kids who are ending up as victims of homicide. sometimes we're talking about 8 and thin years old as in the case of the allegations that have been in the press. >> but how do you keep all of
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those kids in the school together and work with one group of kids while the other one isn't so fearful that they can't concentrate on their work, that they can't get things done? >> that is the challenge and schools clearly need to be made better. what cannot happen is what has in the past, because we know it has not worked. if you have evidence, the system suspended 25,000 kids four years ago. what it does, we had a graduation rate of 40%. all of the outcomes are up. the juvenile statistics went down 45% last year. doesn't the fact that the kids are in school help everything in the city? and the question is, you know, are there behavior modification programs? is there an act of school suspension. is there suspension on saturday. are the parents being brought in. where the responsibility? >> but it's not a matter of teachers ignoring it. that is not happening or principals not wanting to put kids out because they do not want their schools being deemed unsafe. >> i think if the principals do not put students out in an
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incident of violence, they're putting their jobs? danger. if they're putting kids out when there's no incidents of violence, then their violating our protocols and they're in danger. sometimes people feel nothing has been done because a kid hasn't been kicked out because that is the history. well, we don't want kids kicked out unless there's evidence that they have incidents of violence and we have held very strong from the moment that i came into this district that the kids come as is. we have a responsibility to all of them. you yourself are an example of you know, how to help a school in terms of increasing the climate, the work that you do with the sports program at winstonpor example. winston for example. and you see our kids. they are amazing. this perception that is out there that you know, because of one incident that some ho somehs is endemic. it happens in every school. when it's ignored then we need to weigh in and do something about it. but when it's not ignored and you have a school that is struggling with the climate,
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next on froox 45 morning news. an overnight fire breaks out in baltimore. how many people were hurt if the blaze. you can spend a lot less. money for makeup. how much money former mayor sheila dixon want taxpayers to shell out for her kos met. we tescosmetics. we test out the product that takes your cds from he thi thiso this. good morning. it's wednesday, may 5th. i'm patrice harris. let's get a check of our forecast. meteorologist steve fertig is here with some great news. it's not hot stuff, warm stuff. moving through the area, getting up to 82 today for the high. it should be very nice indeed. no rain, the humidity stays low.
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52 degrees starting out in baltimore. 61 in d.c. we got a 55 school start in some places like salisbury. 55 in hagerstown and 55 in oakland. not as warm as it was yesterday. cool to start and then a nice warm finish. clear skies you see throughout the mid-atlantic. we should get up to 82 degrees for the high with a south wind at 5-15 miles per hour. look for tonight to be on the cool side as we drop to 61 degrees but certainly not as cool as this morning was. let's see what is happening on the roadways with candace dold. she is here with your traffic end. candace. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we have checking in on the beltway, and we want to update you on what is going on out there. the cars are cruising along however it's a slow go from 795 down toward 95 and that volume is increasing. 18 minutes right now 35 miles per hour. through baltimore right now
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southbound 95 and that fort mchenry tunnel, 8 minutes at 55 miles per hour and nothing to complain about on 895 this morning. harbor tunnel all the way toward 95 a 9 minute 30, again, 54 miles per hour there. that's a look at the morning travels, patrice, over to you. we told you about the costly hair salon bills that tax paired footed for former mayor sheila dixon. now there are more bills. this time thousands of dollars spent on makeup. it's a story u seeing first on fox. megan gilliland is live at city hall where the new administration is just hearing about these bills. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning, practice tis. on-- patrice. one state prosecutor says that greed is what led to the downfall of sheila dixon at city hall. those bills were submitted by former mayor sheila dixon.
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more than $11,000 worth paid to a company at owings mills. the minimum service ran $350 per visit. now this comes after the hair cost surfaces last month. all of the bills have been paid by baltimore city from the mayor's office fund. >> when you're spending the taxpayers money, i think you should be spending it on things that the taxpayers care about. and i don't think they care about how well her makeup is applied. >> there's more important things to worry about, like the oil spill in new orleans and her hair and makeup. it's done. >> reporter: now dixon has admitted to having her hair and makeup done before taping segments for the city's public access table channel. her office backs her up, saying the bills were a part of her job. so what do you think? many people have been posting and weighing in our our facebook page. some are saying it just isn't right. some are saying, what is done is done. destiny says how is that a part
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of her job. she is not a contestant for miss baltimore beauty queen. and isn't $11,000 a bit excessive for a cover girl. destiny thank you for your response this morning. and you can still post your comments and bn opinions on your face book page. the man who admitted to trying to blowup a car in time square has been charged with terrorism and attempting to use weapons of mass distraction. he was born in pakistan and became a u.s. citizen last year. he drove an suv equipped with explosives into time square on saturday night. authorities used surveillance video but he managed to buy a last minute ticket and get through security and on to a plane with no problem, all while on a no fly list. he was minutes from leaving the country before being arrested. that brings us to the question of the day, did law enforcement do everything they could to catch shahzad or were they just
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lucky? we will take your calls. and you can go to our website at foxbaltimore.com or sound off through facebook or send us a tweet or text your answer to 45203. enter fox 45a for yes or fox 45b for no. it's a sight most of us haven't seen in our lives, a huge generator, 21 feet wide making its way through maryland today at a delicate speed of 10 miles per hour. joel d smith is live with more on the generator's unique history and why it's being moved now. >> reporter: good morning, patrice. this thing is from 3-mile island. it was only in operation for six months before the incident there in 1979. instead of building a whole new one, this energy company that has got a facility in north carolina has got to use this one. they got to get it there. that's the challenge and chris is here to make this happen, right? >> right. >> reporter: how big of a challenge is this.
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how long is it going to take and how has your trip been so far. >> it's a big challenge. we have been on the move since thursday. we left pennsylvania and have been traveling the last four days, andify day and five days e a couple of more to go. >> reporter: you only travel at night. >> maryland restricts us to night travel. we to be off the roads at 5:00 in the morning so ca we can let all the kids go to school. tonight we should get down to 1 bie155 and pull over for the ni. and we will get to 95. >> reporter: you had to rig it up and get it on this thing. were you reluctant going into 3-mile island despite its history. >> not at all. we were at a building where there's no contamination. we were in there and got the job done. >> reporter: good to know, since we're standing so close to it. when will you be crossing 95?
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>> on thursday night we will be crossing 95. >> reporter: only during the nighttime hours and hopefully most of you are asleep so that is the deal. joel d smith, fox 45 mornings news. coming up clean up efforts continue in the gulf of mexico. >> reporter: jessica starr, i'm going to take you inside of
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preparing us for what lies ahead. down our next road. be part of the story. colonial williamsburg.
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the sweet sound of grat great taste. the check out the baltimore symphony great decorate or show house. jessica starr is live for this morning's hometown hot spot. can you get them to come decorate my house, jess. >> reporter: i have been trying to twist their arm to
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decorate my house. this is an event where there will be 25 designers, decorating 25 different rooms in their own particular style. i'm joined this morning by one of the designers here this morning. i'm joined by david. >> we are in your room and it has more of a she sherlock holms and harry potter feel. >> i was fortunate to have me mom and dad bring me to one when i was young. i didn't want to go but i actually really enjoyed it. with some the driving force of my interest in design and choosing the field i did. i studied art and my furniture company mcclain fabric eights and designs its own line of furniture. we were drawn to this room because of the lost space that it has up above. it's kind of a corky
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combination, that it made it feel like it wanted to be something like a space for an experiment or a collector or a person who had lots of different interests. so we went with some the inspiration from guy ritchie's film, sher lock homes. holmes. we tried to incorporate the antiques that we sell at our shop as well as some the things that we build ourselves. the daybed is a piece we fabricated, although the wheels are actually old factory wheels from some sort of a car that came from second chance here in baltimore. the painting that is in the corner, something that i did myself. we also do murals and decorative painting and other types of art. >> reporter: a lot of stuff. a lot of stuff. you definitely need to come out and check out the show house. this is 1 of 25 rooms that will be on display. you can get all of this information by logging on to our website which is foxbaltimore.com/morning and the
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weather for sunday if you're coming down on. the show opens on saturday. sunday mostly sunny skies, 64 degrees but come on down and check out the exciting things that will be going on at the show house that will be supporting the bsa association. for more information and a look at that forecast for today, let's head to steve in the sky watch center. thank you, jessica and everybody has room for a nice forecast. a lot of sunshine and temperatures that are going to climb to 82 degrees. can't beat this weather. hd radar looking like a nice dry scan. composite image showing showers to the western part of the great lakes. that will be moving to the north and the eastern part of the u.s. and maybe we get a light shower out of it tomorrow, but really a remote chance. as far as temperatures go, 63 degrees at the inner harbor with clear skies of the winds out the west southwest at 3 miles per hour. 58% relative humidity, 29.99 rising on the barometer as high pressure builds in. dew point at 48 degrees and 53 degrees, not a bad start in
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baltimore. 61 in d.c. cooler in salisbury. 55 degrees and 55 in hagerstown. certainly a lot cooler than yesterday. we had 70s in the morning. we still get the warm air to move on the backside of high pressure. the frontal boundary is going to steer to the north and east as it moves it will bring most of the showers that way tomorrow. just an outside chance to mention it to you. generally looking at dry conditions, high pressure controlling the weather. the next front brings us a chance for some showers, and maybe thunderstorms for friday night and into saturday afternoon, a chance as well. behind the front, by the way, much cooler air for the end of the weekend into the next workweek. for today looking good. eastern shore 77 degrees. you should enjoy that with plenty of sunshine. southeast winds at 5-15 miles per hour. if you're in the central part of the state, how about 82 degrees with a lot of sun. southwest wind at 5-15 miles per hour. back to the west, we're looking at a high temperature of 82 degrees, a southwest wind of 5-15. mainly clear skies, drop to
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61 degrees, breezy at times, but generally a 5-10-mile-an-hour wind getting to 15 from time to time. as you look through the rest of the day forecast, we do get up 77 as early as noontime. plenty of sunshine throughout the day. 6:00 p.m. after getting to the high of 82. partly cloudy skies, an outside chance of a shower, but really i don't want to emphasize it too much, because generally it should be dry as i said. 78 degrees for friday and a chance of a late day shower or thunderstorm but not until the later part night hours on friday. so most of friday is going to be fine. 73 degrees on saturday with a chance of a shower or thunderstorm especially in the early afternoon. and then 64 degrees behind that front, much cooler on sunday but mostly clear skies, 67 on monday, mostly clear, more clouds on tuesday with a high of 69, still staying cooler than it has been with a chance, an outside chance of a shower then as well. that's a look at the weather. we need to check out the roadways once again with candace dold. she is here with the traffic
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edge to let you know. candace. >> reporter: thank you, steve. it's been a relatively calm morning as far as accidents are concerned on the main lines. we definitely want to have our fair share of volume out there. 32 miles per hour on 95 traveling through whitemarsh, 29 on the outer loop lanes of the beltway right at the harford road area. we do have an accident odor theroad to talk about -- dorthy road. police are on the scene directing traffic through the vicinity. those cars are in the green. let's check out 97 moving at route 100 for you this morning. you can see that that traffic is flowing freely. a pretty picture indeed. both the northbound and southbound lanes as well. now once you finally do approach the beltway, it's been a relatively calm drive there moving from 97 up toward 95. let's check it out this morning at frederick road for you. that continues to be the case in both directions. that's a look at your morning
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now. so what will that mean for us and for them? >> well, it's devastating to the local economically there. between the commercial fishermen the crab and the fish that we eat, the sports fishermen and the tourism industry for the wildlife recreation. if anybody can schedule a fishing trip on the gulf in the next few years, t going to have a devastating imfact on the -- impact on the economy. >> as far as seafood, we get a lot locally and we're not going to be able to get from it. >> a lot of crab soup is from the gulf. that will be harder to get at fewer menus here. we worry about the impact on the water men who make their living off the water. >> what about the short and the long-term consequences for wildlife, especially down in that area, how long does it take to recover from something like that?
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>> well, in the case of valdes it was years and years and decades. we expect the same. this is the worst case scenario and then some. bp executives briefing congress yesterday admitted that the streams of currents in the gulf and the ocean could carry this oil across the florida keys, up the coast to north carolina is what they said. now could it be even worse, up further to here? we don't know at this point. so we're talking about not just the fear of the oil reaching the shores in the gulf coast but all around us. >> i hate to only give 15 seconds to answer this, but offshore drilling, what is the future? what is the impact because of this. >> there's a better way to meet our energy needs in america. with the new proposal for the obama administration to open up the wells for drilling. if we drilled all of those places, we are talking about 2 months worth of oil.
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it's just not worth it. there's a better way. what would you do, or would you know what to do if someone you know were toquing. would you know what to do if a fire broke out in your house. jennifer gilbert joins with us a story that could save your life. >> would you know what to do in the case of an emergency. nanny cynthia was baby-sitting four young children at a previous jube whe job when sudde started to choke. fortunately someone in the house knew what to do. >> she did the heimlich maneuver and then i was able to breathe. >> knowing the heimlich han iewfemaneuveris tip number one. tonight we will show you four other tips to save your life or someone else's. that is tonight's cover story on fox 45 news at 10:00. later on fox 45 morning news, makeup bills submitted to the city by former mayor sheila
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diction. how much they add up to. but next don't break the bank on moving day. what to
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this is the time of year when a lot of people are looking to buy or sell their homes. when this he do, th -- they do e next step is to pack up move. if that is you, there are a few things you should keep in mind about moving companies. we are here with the better business bureau. >> you were saying may is the moving month, who knew? >> national moving month. i thought it was cinco de mayo. a lot of people on the move. bbb had over 11,000 ic quickies
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where people checked out moving companies. >> if you don't check them out you could run into problems. what are the problems people encounter. >> the top three complaints. lost goods, damaged goods or a price that exceeds the original estimate. >> there's nobody to check and balance what they have been quoted ask what money has -- and what money has to be paid. >> in maryland we are considered an unregula unregulated state. >> it's scary, because i heard story. i was telling you that people put the stuff on the moving truck and the movers hold it hostage. until you give me mor more moneu don't get your stuff. >> you got to do your research. just like anything, do your research. we recommend that you get 3 inhome estimates.
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don't be tempted to get that over the internet. you try to put your stuff in the weekend bag, it doesn't fit. the same thing, i have a house full of stuff. have them come in and look at your stuff. >> sometimes it could be your fault that the charges are different, it's not fairly a mover. >> there are. but anybody can set up a website, you want to make sure do they have logo trucks, do they have a facility? once you narrow your choice, go look at the facility. the maryland's movers conference has a registered movers program in the state. as on optional program but it's a great way to check out people. md movers.org. bbb we have reports on 200 companies and relocation and movers in maryland, another source and the u.s. department of transportation protect your move.gov. >> do the homework. you can have a good move, it doesn't have to be so bad. yes.
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looking like a dry start to the day. a great day ahead. the showers you see in the great lakes area will be moving north and east toward new england. we could see a light shower tomorrow passing through but not much to speak of. by noon warming up very quickly and 78 degrees at 6:00 p.m. after topping at 82 around 2:00. so yes, there are some quick things in the works when it comes to weather today. quick warm upcoming your way. here is candace dold with the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. well, not exactly such a quick ride on the top end of the beltway. and it's all because we're dealing with an accident at york road. take a look at that activity and there's cars that are slowing down near the scene. unfortunately that is the case for the entire top stretch of 95 toward 83. we're looking at a 24-minute ride, 26 miles per hour. and now let's talk about the commute through baltimore, southbound 95, fort mchenry tunnel toward the beltway, 8
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minutes at 52 miles per hour, and only 12 miles per hour with an 8-minute drive harbor tunnel down toward 95. that's a look at the morning travels, patrice, over to you. first, it was hair salon bills, now city taxpayers are also footing the bill for former mayor sheila dixon's makeup, thousands of dollars worth. it's a first story on fox. megan gilliland is live at city hall where the new administration is just hearing about dixon's bills. >> reporter: good morning, patrice. we're talking about $11,000 worth of makeup bills that former mayor dixon submitted to the city during her three year term here. bills paid to a company at owings mills with the cost of somebody applying her makeup. the minut minimum service ran a. this is on top of the salon costs that surfaced last month. all the bills have been paid by
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baltimore city from the mayor's office fund which is backed by taxpayer's money. >> we heard of john edwards, $400 hair cut and makeup for $3 by. that i$350. that is insane. >> reporter: dixon has admitted to having her hair and makeup done before taping public segments. the cit says it's part of her job. some people say it just isn't right but what is done is done. >> we have paid higher bills for worse. i don't think she did anything that hasn't been done 100 times. >> reporter: thank you for your comments and you can post on our facebook page. megan gilliland, fox 45 morning news. 1 person is taken to the hospital after a fire in downtown baltimore. the call for smoke and blames
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went out at 3:00 this afternoon. the firefighters quickly put out the 1 alarm blaze. the person who was burned was taken to the bay view burn center. so far there's no word on a cause. the man who admitted to trying to blowup a car at time square has been charged with terrorism and attempting to use weapons of mass destruction. 30-year-old shahzad was born in pakistan and became a u.s. citizen last year investigators believe that he drove an surf equipped with explosives into time square on saturday night. authorities used surveillance video and e-mails to track him, but he somehow managed to buy a last minute plane ticket, get through security and on to a plane with no problem, all while on a no fly list. he was minutes from leaving the country before being arrested. that brings us to the question of the day. did law enforcement do everything they could to catch shahzad or did they just get lucky. our phone lines are open now at (410)481-4545. you can also go to foxbaltimore.com ask tell us what you think -- and tell us
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what you think or sound off through facebook or send us a tweet at fox baltimore. a piece of three my island, the site of the biggest nuclear scare in our history is now -- a generator is getting a new life in north carolina, but getting it there a big challenge. joel d smith is live with the details. joel, i used to live very close to 3-mile island before i moved here to baltimore. i don't want any part of that near me if it has that same history. >> reporter: it does have the history but it was in the site that was not a part of the nuclear problem that happened back in 1979. this is part of a generator that is going to be moved in north carolina. here is the thing, they could have built a new one or use this one because it was only in operation for six months. this big bed that it is on right now, is 270 feet long. so it takes a long time to get throughtie these roads. the fastest they can go is 10 miles per hour.
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they only travel during the night because it's quite an inconvenience if you're on the road. you travel at 10 miles per hour. and it get there on friday. and going over 95, it could be a big problem. they put the steel pieces to get over the bridges. the rotor is in north carolina and it's progress energy doing all of it stuff. it's really like new this piece because it was only used for six months before it was put in storage. it's safe because it was away from the nuclear site of the 3-mile island. we talk to the guys that are moving this, they are used to getting all kinds of looks when they're out on the road. >> we get all kind of different reactions we get the people who are disrupting. i know it's kind of a pain when we're blocking off roads. you expect it and you got to do what you got to do. >> reporter: do what you got
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to do. their job is to get this thing moving and once again, it's only traveling at night, so from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. they-this thing as slow as they have to. imagine trying to turn this thing when it's 270 feet long. they have the pieces to do it, but it's amazing streamly heavy, we're talking about $1 million. they say it's a thrifty thing as well. progress energy could have built a new one but they bought this one from 3-mile island. and maryland is part of trip there. if you see it down the road, take a picture like most people and know it's a safe deal. it will be on the road at 8:00 p.m. tonight. joel d smith, fox 45 morning news. and make sure you stay clear of it. it needs a lot of room. coming up could the american idol top five could be as smooth as sinatra? ♪ ♪ >> found out how well they channeled old blue eyes in last night's performances.
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and we're finding out just how well traffic is moving out on the roadways. take a look at the beltway at route 40. it's definitely a congested ride through the area. so what do other main corridors
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he is the original pruner. the american idol contestants had a lot to live up to when they took on the songs of frank sinatra. ♪ ♪ never, ever change ♪ won't you please arrange it
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♪ 'cause i love you just the way you look tonight ♪ >> i thought he did a good job. big mike sang "just the way you look tonight" one of frank's most memorable song. was he up to the challenge of singing such a big song of one of the big entertainers of all time. >> [applause] >> i felt that you listened and that everyone worked together on that performance. it all just clicked. and as randy said that was a terrific arrangement. everything worked, fan phac -- fantastic, well done. you let us know what you thought about last night's show. you can follow candace on her idol blog. she has been taking us behind the scenes all season long. just go to our website at foxbaltimore.com and click on american idol under the entertainment section. can you find out which contestant goes home tonight
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here on fox 45. why watch american idol at home when you can catch all of the action live in california? fox 45 morning news, mix 106, airtran and value city furniture are giving away a trip for two to los angeles and tickets to the season finale of american idol. all you have to do is prove your you're the biggest idol fan in baltimore. we have come up with five trivia questions to do that. go to foxbaltimore.com, answer them all correctly and you will qualify for the big competition, singing for your seats. whoever scores the highest during the karaoke challenge gets the trip to l.a. for the american idol finale. go to foxbaltimore.com and answer the rules and answer the trivia questions. i thought mike was one of the best of the night. >> i think that is one of the best he has done this year. personally, i like that. >> i liked the maxwell song. >> i think harry connick is one of the better mentors they have
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had as a mentor he gave real good useful advice. >> let me tell you what you need to do today. get outside and enjoy this day. that is my advice to you. i'm not mentoring you. i'm just letting you know you need to get out and enjoy this one with the clear skies. the showers to the great lakes. we will see maybe a chance for passing shower, brief and light if it happens at all. otherwise, looking very good. as you can see, a composite image absolutely looks terrific. with the skies nice and clear, we enjoy the 53 degrees, starting out this morning. southwest winds at 3 miles per hour even though it's cooler than yesterday. 70s out there. 58% relative humidity. 29.99 rising on the barometer. dew point is 88. the humidity is not nearly a factor. 58 degrees while in baltimore is the starting temperature that is very comfort b comfortable. cooler in hagerstown both at 55 is oakland at wells at 55 degrees. you see the warmer coming in on the backside of the high pressure. we're headed for the 80s.
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a front that moves toward us, later in the day. could bring us a shower chance later in the afternoon. most of that activity should steer to the north as high pressure controls our weather. the cold front behind that brings us a couple of things, a chance of showers, maybe thunderstorms for late friday and into the early afternoon saturday, but then the cooler air moves in behind that as we see temperatures dip into the 60s by the end of the weekend and into the beginning of the next workweek. 77 degrees should do it for a high today. a great day to get outside today with all of that sun. the central part of the state climbing to a very comfortable 82 degrees, comfortable because the humidity stays down. south winds at 5-15 miles per hour. it's breeze, perhaps at times but that won't feel bad with a 82-degree high. 83 for the western part of the state. tonight mainly clear skies, 61 degrees for the overnight low. south wind at 5-15 miles per hour. tomorrow 80 degrees for the high. we do see that chance for a light shower in spots, but again, not emphasizing that too much with most dry conditions
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through friday until friday night when we see the chance of showers returning. friday night we get up to 78 degrees, and a chance of an early afternoon o shower or thunderstorm. for rest of the 7 day period, with clear skies both sunday and monday. monday's high 67 and a chance for a shower on tuesday. now let's check in with candace dold to let you know what the commute looks like this morning. she has the traffic edge. >> reporter: it's going to be a slow go on several parts of those roadways. we're checking in on the actual speeds for you right now. as for the beltway, look at this, 32 miles per hour traveling through the catonsville region at 31 right near security boulevard. we do need to talk about the beltway on the top end traveling through towson this morning. and it's all because there's an accident on the outer loop lanes. it's at york road. let's show you exactly what the vicinity looks like there, traveling through there. you can see it's at 695 at 40. that is looking a-okay.
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york road is where you're going to find that trouble spot. farther back moving at harford road let's check on that scene for you outer loop lanes. it's big time delays and unfortunately this is leading all the way up toward the accident scene. taking 95 this morning traveling through baltimore county, it is generally jammed there from whitemarsh down toward the beltway. we don't have any accidents to talk about. it's just that volume that you will have to deal with. that's a look at your morning travels, patrice, back over to you. thank you, candace. still ahead, tracking down the suspect in the attempted time scare bombing. the man was arrested just moments before flying out of the country. we want to know what you think, did law enforcement do everything they could to catch shahzad or were they just lucky. our phone lines are open now at
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the man accused of trying to detonate a car bomb at time square was almost able to leave the country. the authorities had shahzad under surveillance and were planning to arrest him but he lost investigators and were able to board a plane even though he was on a no fly list and was captured just minutes before take off. that brings us to the question of the day, did law enforcement do everything they could to catch him or did they end up being lucky. our first caller is timothy. >> i think they got lucky in what they were doing. if they wanted to catch him and do better, they could have, because of the fact that -- because of the fact of, you know, there's a lot of that -- takes to capturing the criminal. i don't believe that they followed everything that they should have or could have done.
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>> timothy, i appreciate your thoughts. let's go to ray in whitemarsh. ray, are you there. >> yep. >> yes ma'am. >> what did you think, did the investigators do everything they could have or was it too close for comfort that he got on a plane and could have taken off. >> they did everything they could. they did their job because they let him go. they stopped -- >> before it happened and they captured two people instead of one and they verified who was behind it. that was a good swap move. just like your man said -- >> well, thank you. that is what our former fbi agent said. that they may have let him go that far to catch whoever else he was with? >> andrea, good morning. >> good morning. >> what do you think about how close this person got as far as being on the plane and possibly right near take off. >> i think we were blessed by god. luck had nothing to do with it.
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>> all right. andrea, i think probably some folks would agree with you we appreciate your call this morning. let's take a look at what people wrote on facebook page. someone didn't do their job. by him being on the no fly list. he shouldn't have been able to get on the plane. >> i think he was lucky to being able to bite ticket. as soon as he showed his id i think he should have been stopped. >> michelle writes, they caught him before he got away, didn't they is this she thinks everything worked well. we appreciate your thoughts and comments on it this morning. coming up later on fox 45 morning news, get the latest hollywood gossip straight from the stars themselves. what a few celebrities are talking about on twitter this week. there's still a lot of scratches on there. >> don't get rid of all of the old scratc
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knowing ruins a great song like a skip on the track, but there's a product that promises a quick fix for half the price of a new cd. we put scratch out to the will it work test. it's a digital let down. you pop in the album or a dvd and it doesn't play. now one product promises to fill in any gaps in your musical repertoire. 11-year-old loves music and movies. when her cds started skipping, she jumped at the opportunity to put scratch out to the will it work test. the product promises to repair dungs and scratches that cause interrupts to entertain: the instructions are so easy, it makes us wonder if it can save this rascal cd.
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it has seen better days and a quick listen lets us know. it's not how the band intended this music to sound. the cd is covered in scratches. so we applied the scratch out cream all over. rub it in with a soft cloth and then buff it. >> there's still 8 lot of scratches on there. >> we do a second application on tougher areas, too. the application only takes a few minutes and there's no drying time. let's see if carol ow caroline r likes the results. >> the first time we played it. >> it didn't get very far 'cause it's stopping. >> but now it's perfect. we know scratch out can repair a cd, but what about a movie. this dvd is so scratched out that the laptop won't read the disk. we applied two separate codes and tried it. our joy was short-lived.
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it got through the trailers. the laptop got confused by the dvd. scratch out just wasn't enough to repair seriously deep scratches. it's not a miracle cream but for your every day wear and tear scratches, caroline says, it does the truck. >> i think it's a deal. and i that is music to our ears. for more information about scratch out go to foxbaltimore.com/news links. coming up in our 8:00 hour, we are getting closer to revealing the big winner every day. stay tuned as we announce the 3rd runner-up at the baltimore's best mom contest. >> reporter: it was at site of the biggest nuclear
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we're confident that miss love's death was not intended. brutal murder or tragic accident. why attorneys for the man accused of killing a baltimore county le cross star say it was a mistake. i don't think they care about how well her makeup is applied. making over a former mayor, how much sheila dixon wants taxpayers to pay for her cosmetics. just in time for mother's day, charm city honors mom. good morning. it's wednesday, may 5th. i'm patrice harris. good morning, i'm megan
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gilliland. what a beautiful day you're waking up to. the sun is shining and it feels nice outside. it's going to stay that way all day according to meteorologist steve fertig. he is here with the forcast. people ask me, does anybody throw things as you, not everybody is throwing anything now. not usually is the answer to that question. maybe not, it never happens. temperatures that are comfortable but cooler than yesterday even though it's beginning to warm up. 67 in d.c. and we did have a lot of 60s with 59 at hagerstown. we will see dry conditions throughout the day. it will be very nice with low humidity looking forward to a really terrific day with clear skies as you see on the hd regional radar and a high temperature of 82 degrees, south wind at 5-15 miles per hour. it should be a great one. get outdoors and enjoy this one. right now here is candace dold with the traffic edge.
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candace? >> reporter: thank you, steve. good morning. we have been checking in on the conditions on 95 and it is not a pretty picture. look at this. we do have the stop and go delays from whitemarsh boulevard all the way down toward the beltway. there aren't any accidents to talk about. it's just that volume that you will have to deal with. now on 95 farther down, the southbound lanes from the fort mack henry tunnel toward the beltway 8 minutes at 53 miles per hour. much better through this part of the corridor. on the outer loop lanes of the beltway, it's heavy from 95 up toward 83. the volume is increasing. 26 minutes at 23 miles per hour. but then much better from 83 up toward 795, it's a 10 minute clip at 44 miles per hour. it dips down again. 32 miles per hour with a 20-minute drive from 795 all the way down toward 95. that's a look at your morning travels, patrice, back over to you. thank you, candace. a man is stabbed to death outside of a southwest balt bar. it happened at 11:15 last night.
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a good samaritan picked up the man who was outside of the bar in the 2100 block of frederick avenue. he took him to an er but the man died at shock trauma early this morning. one person is taken to the hospital after a fire in down down baltimore. the call for smoke and flames in the unit block of west bitle street went out around 3:00 this morning. firefighters quickly put out the one alarm blaze. the person who was hurt was ic tataken to bay view burn center. so far there's no word of a cause. it happened before 10:00 last night in the 400 block of eastern boulevard. police have not said whether the driver stayed at the scene. we told you about the costly hair salon bills that taxpayers footed for former mayor sheila dixon. well, thousand there's more
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bills. this time thousands of dollars spent on makeup. it's a story you're seeing first on fox. fox 45 discovered the makeup bills submitted by former mayor dixon more than $11,000 worth during her three year term as mayor paid to a company in owings mills. the men mum servic minimum serva visit. it comes after the hair softs cs surfaced last month. all of the bills have been paid from the tax mayor's fund. i think that you should be spending the money on things that taxpayers care about. >> there's more important to worry about like the oil spill in new orleans than her hair and makeup. it's done. >> dixon has admitted to having her hair and makeup done before taping segments for the public segmenaccess channel. her office backs her saying it was part of her job a notre dame
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prep who was attending the university of virginia. george huguely was is charged with her murder. huguely admitted that the relationship had ended and had he had an altercation. he kicked a hole through her bedroom door and causing her head to repeatedly hit the wall. the man who admitted to trying to blowup a bomb at time square has been charged with terrorism and attempting to use weapons of mass destruction. 30 years old shahzad was born this pakistan and became a u.s. citizen last year. investigators believe that he drove an sufficient equipped with explosives to time square saturday night. authorities used surveillance video and e-mails to track him. he managed to buy a last minute ticket, and get through surveillance and get on to a plane. he was minutes prosecute leaving the country -- from leaving the
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country before being arrested. it's a sight many have not seen in their lives a generator making its way through maryland at 10 miles per hour. >> joel d smith has more on the generator's unique history and why it's here now. good morning, joel. >> reporter: we said how wide it is. important how long it is, 270 feet long. let's walk it right now. it started at 3-mile a land outside of harrisburg. and we're going to get to the generator portion here in a little bit. what is happening is this is a progress energy it's called. it's an energy. company. it's trying to move it to its base in north carolina. they could have built one but they wanted to use this, because it's already made instead of making a new one, sort of recycling that one. there was the nuclear problem in 1979. this is a bad idea. the thing is this is on the site
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that was not near that contamination. we are trusting on that because we have been here all morning long. it goes a long way ask it's a difficult move. because it's so big, they do not want it to map in the state of maryland during the time of rush hour. they're only moving at night. very difficult to do. it takes a lot of manpower to do this. the guys are sleeping right now. worked all night long and got this far, past the state line. when they pass people on the road, they get a lot of interesting looks. >> we get a little bit of everything. a lot of people come out and waive and cheer and we get the people that we are disrupting. i know it's kind of a pain when we are blocking off roads. you kind of expect it and you got to do what you got to do. >> reporter: it's a million pounds of metal. it's moving through harford county today overnight and it will get to havrert grace before it gets on the barge and goes to north carolina. it's a big move and they will
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get there sometime next week. >> it's good that it's only going at night because that will attract attention on the road if you're going through the day and 10 miles an hour, you're probably going to back things up. >> reporter: and see 10 miles an hour is only when they're really moving. a lot of times you have to stop and put down the huge girders to get over the bridges. thethis would crush most bridge. 10 miles an hour is good time. a lot of times it's slower than that. >> i would not want that job but good for them. joel, thank you. coming up she got the boot on american idol. ♪ ♪ even when >> what shov siobhan is saying t not making it to the top 5. i'm going to take you inside the
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preparing us for what lies ahead. down our next road. be part of the story. colonial williamsburg.
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hit a high note with great taste. check out the baltimore symphony associates director show house. >> meteorologist jessica starr is live with all the details in this morning's hometown hot spot. good morning, jess. >> reporter: good morning, guys, this is a historic house, you need to come and check out. there's 25 different rooms that
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have been designed by 25 different designers. this morning for the last segment, we're looking the a bathroom. i'm joined by the professor hart let community college. >> go ahead. >> reporter: so you guys, went ahead and designed this bathroom as a team. tell me about the inspiration for it? >> okay. the students came on like at the last minute, three weeks before the show house opened. and they got the last round that was available. and it's the master bedroom -- bathroom. and they wanted to do a sophisticated, elegant style and they chose to do it in black. see the walls in black. they kept the original tiles and the shower is in bad condition so they closed that off. and did a lot of painting and a lot of cleaning up and decorated
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it. and as i said, they worked very hard every morning they worked 2 or 3 hours and they went to class in the afternoon. so in three weeks they had to complete it. >> reporter: how long did it take you and how many students total helped you out. >> it was 24 students. they came up with the assignment, energy, mainly. and so the students worked altogether. this will be hopefully their independent or elective class. >> reporter: thank you so much for coming down. you guys did such an amazing job. you dentally need to come down to the show -- definitely need to common down to the show house that kicks off this saturday. the weather if you want to come down on sunday, a little bit cooler. mostly sunny skies, a beautiful day, but 64 degrees and cooler conditions. for a look at the full forecast today, let's head to steve in the sky watch center. you got that right and it's going to be a beauty today.
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take a look at what we're looking at sky hd radar, not a whole lot. it's a dry scan. it's a clean look at what we will have throughout the day today. that means lots of sunshine throughout. if there's any rain to be had, it won't around here until tomorrow, probably later in the afternoon, well early afternoon, maybe, but -- or later afternoon. as the line of showers, you see toward the north and west and the great lakes head in our general direction. most of the it will be steering to the northeast as it goes. we don't expect to get a whole lot. the better chance will be friday night into saturday. 67 degrees right now, clear skies, very pretty start to the day. very comfortable, too, with winds that are calm. 55% relative humidity. 30.05 rising on the barometer. the dew point is at 50. the humidity stays low, 67 degrees for the temperature right now. in baltimore, 66 in d.c. 66 in sals yo salisbury until wb ahead of 65. up in hagerstown, 59 degrees and 51 in oakland.
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you see the high pressure center moving overhead and off to the east. it will continue to bring the warm air over the next couple of days before we start to see temperatures cool down. that won't happen until the end of the week. that will happen as a result of the next cold front that comes through, not that one that may bring us a shower tomorrow but that one that could follow. that one could bring thunder with it as well. behind it cooler air for the end of the weekend. we're talking about sunday probably and into monday and tuesday of next week as we cool down a little bit then. until then, enjoy the comfortable, 77 degrees in the eastern shore, lots of sunshine, southeast wind at 5-15 miles per hour. great daydreaming weather. take a look. 82 degrees, lots of sunshine, and wind at 5-15 miles per hour. this is one of those days, you look out and you say i want to be outside. southwest winds at 5-15 miles per hour. know those days. 61 degrees for the overnight low. mainly clear skies, south wind at 5-15 miles per hour. as we move through the day,
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watch how quickly it warms up. 78 degrees at 6:00 p.m. after getting to the high of 82. 80 degrees for tomorrow, partly cloudy not a bad day even if we have a light passing shower activity to the north. late friday into early afternoon for saturday with a chance of thunderstorms then. 76 degrees, cool then, 64 for the sunday with mostly clear skies. monday and tuesday, 67 degrees with mostly clear skies on monday. cool but not uncomfortable. a shower chance for tuesday. i radar is available at foxbaltimore.com. you can use fox 45 powerful doppler raid rathe radar to trag storms. the interactive tools will let you know when rain or thunderstorms will be where? over your house, that's right. now here is candace dold. candace, thanks for playing. >> reporter: i think i got it. i think i will stick with the
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traffic department for the rest of the report and tell you exactly what is happening on the roadways. right now 20 miles per hour on the beltway near security boulevard at 3 31 traveling through catonsville. at 8 miles per hour on the beltway at harford road. and there's trouble to talk about on 695. an accident on the inner loop lanes. it's right at eastern avenue. we will continue to monitor that situation for you and let you know if there's any lane closures as a result. now on 95, traveling just south of that beltway, let's check it out there. traveling through the rosedale region. you can see we do have a decent load on the southbound lanes. unfortunately that's the same deal all the way down toward 895. it does ease up, though moving through the tunnels. at least that is the better part of that news there. now there's an accident just inside of baltimore that you need to know about. it's a crash on east 33rd street at alameda. that's a at the morning travels. patrice and megan, back over to you. thank you, candace. just in time for mother's
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day we're looking for baltimore's best mom and we think we found her. we sifted through hundreds of entries and have selected one winner and runners up. we are going to reveal another runner up each day this week in our 8:00 hour and we will reveal our grand prize winner on friday. >> and the grand prize winner will win a trip for four to anywhere where southwest flies, a $100 visa gift card and an oriental rug from universal carpet and she gets the title of baltimore's best mom. up next, you could definitely make an argument, there's not to too much to talk about with the orioles, but hollywood is. why? coming up. my mom means the deal to me. >> she is my best friend. >> and mother's day is just days away. coming up we are going to say [ male announcer ] are you watching cable? here's what you should be watching: your cable bill, because you could be paying way too much. stop spending more for second best. upgrade to verizon fios and get tv, internet and phone
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it is wednesday and that means it's time for tinsel town on twitter. >> we're finding tweets and bringing you the news from hollywood here in baltimore. the orioles of all things, you know. >> i couldn't believe i found this on twitter so i had to share it with all of you. over the weekend the did sweep the boston red sox on camden yards which was exciting both for fans here in charm city and apparently in hollywood. too. it hasn't been a great season for the o's but maybe that extra boost came from the pregame warm up. on may first at 7:30 p.m. at camden yards the orioles are warming up to good charlotte. i don't want to be in love. so then that was later retwitted
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by jo madden. he simply retweeted it and said, go o's. which i thought was pretty cool, right? >> yes, it is and fans all over the place, and then i was is this a fake or what? i did a little bit of researching to find out if he is a true o's fan. take a look at this photo. he tweeted last year and he has the o's hat on. >> he is from here. >> he is from maryland, so i guess -- >> very cool. >> we like that one. and we're talking about other maryland native and a baltimore native in fact, carmelo anthony. he is an all-star player for the denver nuggets, but he did have a successful high school career at towson catholic in baltimore county. now carmelo, he donates time and money to causes in denver and here in baltimore. and now he is campaigning a new
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cause and i found it on tweeter. he says, hey, fans, help melo win $10,000 for special olympics by casting your vote for him on the fan page. catch carmelo's video and vote now through may 9th. >> we checked out that video and obviously a very good cause. he is always here in baltimore helping out with something. >> he has his foundation. >> and now he is doing that. >> another baltimore native doing great things. >> we like it. of course, we want to keep you up-to-date on the latest news whether it's from hollywood or here from baltimore. make sure to follow us on twitter, just log on to foxbaltimore.com and click on twitter under the community features section. coming up american idol, hard to believe is winding down. ♪ ♪ how siobhan last week's
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eliminated contestant says the final five are trying to stand out. don't forget w
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for weeks we have been searching for baltimore's best mom. later this hour, we're going to reveal our 3rd runner up. only one will win the title of baltimore's best. we know there's so many mothers making a difference in their children's lives in our communities. for this week's 4 on 1, we are saying thank you to all of moms out there for all you do and all you put up with.
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my mom means the world to me. >> she is my best friend. she is -- she is everything. >> she volunteers at the nursing home. >> it's my birthday. she is the only one who gives me a present. >> she made a good man out of me. >> my parents let the two of us get taken to the police station where we were booked. i love her no matter what. she is my mom. >> everything i is good to me i got from her. >> i'm going to get my mom probably some flowers and a necklace. >> i'm going to get my mom a card. i'm going to get her this really cool card i'm going to make. >> my kids feel about me the way i feel about my mom, i will call myself a successful parent. >> happy mother's day mom. i love you. >> happy mother's day to all the mothers in baltimore maryland. >> happy mother's day to everyone. >> happy mother's day!
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beep beep. you know, we do a lot of interviews so when i was out there doing this one, it was the one story that i have got the most response from and the most smiles and excitement. everybody loves their mom. >> so happy mother's day to everyone and to my mom who i think is the greatest person in the world. i'm sure everyone feels that way as well. >> of course, mom can't leave you out. ditto to my mom about what all of those people said about their moms. that's how we feel. if you have an idea for the family 411 segment, send me an e-mail at fox baltimore.com. coming up on the loose the animal that gave people at the post office quite a surprise. ♪ ♪ >> there's only a few weeks left the american idol season finale. the strategies the last five are could give them the win. >> 8:27 is the time. you are watching fox 45 morning
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>>8:29 is the time. i'm patrice harris. good morning, i'm megan gilliland. we're all smiles and there's a reason for that. >> meteorologist steve fertig is here to tell us about the weather. warm temperatures up to 82 degrees. low humidity. >> bonito cinco de mayo. >> i was going to say that exactly. >> she has to come up with a new line now. >> let's take a look. how do you say 67 would be? >> yeah, okay. >> 67 degrees. you all get a d. 67 degrees, i heard a couple of a's out there, though. 69 in hagerstown and 61 in oakland as a nice mild start, not as warm as yesterday, but na is okay because clear skies, allowing for a nice warm up. you can see across the mid-atlantic, 82 degrees for the high temperature. enjoy this one, definitely while
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it's here. let's see what is happening on the roadways with candace dold. >> reporter: 67 is 67. i guess all of those years of spanish paid off. we are checking on the actual picture on the beltway. here it is liberty road and it's a cramped ride on the outer loop lanes from liberty all the way down toward the triple bridges. in fact, we're checking in from 7 down toward 95, and we do have a slow go, 21 minute at 30 miles per hour. but then, we're in the green traveling through baltimore, southbound 95 from the fort mchenry tunnel toward the beltway. 8 minutes at 52 miles per hour and only at 54 miles per hour with a 9 minute clip on southbound 895 from the harbor tunnel toward 95. that's a look at your morning travels. patrice and megan, back over to you. here is a look at our top stories. police are investigating after finding two bodies inside of a
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home in north baltimore. officers responded to the home in the 2900 block of green mount avenue on monday. they say the landlord said he had not heard from his friend and resident since april 24th. when officers got to the home, they found the rear door slightly open and found the two bodies. the two people may have died from carbon monoxide poisoning but the medical examiner has not made a ruling. police officers are facing charges of soughting and kidnapping a southwest baltimore teen. last may, detective francis, smith, and gregory helen picked him up and took him in the back of a police van, cursed him, assaulted him and dropped him in the rain at a howard county state park. all 3 were charged with assault and battery, misconduct in office. >> reporter: i'm standing near a million pounds of metal.
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and this is from 3-mile island. it's a generator from a nuclear plaplant that is moving from pennsylvania through maryland all the 28 to north carolina. this is at 3-mile island back in 1979 when they had the problem with the nuclear material release. the thing is, it didn't get touched so it's still safe. they're going to use this instead of making a whole new one. traveling through maryland at night. it should be in by friday. many voters living in carroll county are saying no to speed cameras. a special election took place yesterday in sykesville and more than 60% of the people who turned out voted to repeal a measure that would have brought speed cameras to the town. the technology was initially approved by a council vote of 5-1. the cameras would have been the first in the county. the person who goes home
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tonight is -- siobhan magnus. >> she is the contestant who it kit the high notes and take over the idol stage, but her rendition of shania twain any man of mine wasn't enough to keep her in the competition. fox broadcasting making siobhan available to talk with us. good morning. >> good morning. >> siobhan i love you because you stayed true to yourself from the beginning to the very end. i'm curious, was there a lot of pressure to change throughout the journey? >> there wasn't so much pressure to change as there was pressure to stay true to myself. it would be easy to lose cite sigh--sight of that, but somethg that was extremely important to me throughout the whole process, is making sure that i was able to stay true to myself while
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delivering good performances every week. >> you know what. you did that. that is one thing, too, that you weren't afraid to state your opinions when it came to the judges. you have to feel so proud of yourself for doing that? >> thank you. i think you're only given so much of an opportunity to stand up for yourself. i strongly believe that if the judge says something that you disagree with or something you need to feel you need to explain yourself, by all means you should do it because that is your only chance. >> and you did. let's talk about the judges and the moment with simon after the elimination, was that sincere love when you hugged him? >> i think so. i mean, he is kind of absolutely a nice guy. >> off camera? >> while not judging. >> i was going to say. and people have said, he is soft hearted off camera, but on camera, boy, he does not care. he will say what he thinks. >> and you know. >> one thing that you said is you have always said to us, you
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did this for your family and of course, you made them so proud. what did they say to you afterwards? >> they said a lot of kind things that you know, i'm still their idol and had a they were proud of -- and that they were proud of me. happy that i get to see my little sister soon. and i get to start planning a trip. i'm going to take them to disney world as soon as i can. >> fun. >> last question for you. the competition is heating up amongst the remaining contestants. how is everybody coping? >> i think they all have their own strategies and their own battles, and -- but they're all doing such a great job. it helps just to talk to each other and to have each other, and i wish that i could be there for them even though i'm not a part of the competition. i know i will still talk with them all the time. >> you will still be in touch with them. >> yes. >> congratulations on all of
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your success. >> thank you. you can watch the remaining contestants on american idol tonight at 9:00 right here
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look at pretty sight out there. >> amazing, meteorologist steve fertig is here with all of the details and good news for us today. >> absolutely. this is easy, guys. sunny skies, it's going to be beautiful, temperatures up to 82 degrees. take a look at the sky hd radar and you won't find a whole lot because we have a nice dry scan. toward the great lakes, that is where you see some showers. smo of thasome of that is goingt toward new england. the bottom half of it is might
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bring us a shower tomorrow but not until then. a lost sunshine and feel the heat. it's going to get warm later. calm winds, 55 ree 55 relative humidity. 50 is the dew point. here is the temperature 67 degrees and 66 in d.c. warming up nicely, and 66 in salisbury. 55 degrees in hagerstown and the same for oakland. we are look the a a nice scenario with high pressure moving to the northeast. we continue to get the warm air. here is the front that has to pass through tomorrow. we're going to stay to the north. as we look at the future scan ask you can see that most of that activity is going to show and demonstrate the showers to the north. we could see a shower tomorrow passing through. 20% chance, not much but the next cold front brings more promise with the thunderstorm chances for friday night and again for saturday in the early afternoon probably but today. enjoy this one. 77 degrees, lots of sunshine, winds out of the southeast at
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5:00 to fiefn miles per hour at the -- 5-15 miles per hour at the eastern shore. you're looking at a high temperature of 62 degrees with a lot of sunshine. very nice indeed. it will warm up quickly. back to the west 82 degrees for the high. a southwest wind at 5-15. we drop to 59 degrees for the overnight low. watch how quickly we warm up. 77 degrees by noon. 82 degrees at 2:00 to 3:00. 78 degrees as the temperatures back off a little bit by 6:00 p.m. tomorrow 85 degrees, just an outside chance of a 20% chance of a shower. 78 degrees on friday, a better chance of rain maybe late friday. most of friday should be okay. late night we see a shower chance and a thunderstorm. 66 degrees and cooler but not uncomfortably cold. it's not going to be cold but just cold.
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pretty on sunday, and 37 degrees on sunday with mostly clear skies. the outside chance, again a 20% chance once more a shower then. fox 45 sky shower is now and always at your finger tips. iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. you can use fox 45 powerful doppler radar to track incoming storms. the interactive tools that we see when rain or thunderstorms are over where? over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. i think you get it. let's see what is happening on the roadways. here is candace dold with the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we are talking when you leave your house and getting on the roadways. right now checking in on the actual speeds, 16 miles per hour on the outer loop lanes near security boulevard. at 7 at the top end of the harford road and a slow 24 at 95 on whitemarsh. we do want to talk about 95, there's a crash on the southbound lanes. you will find it if you're approaching down toward the 495 area.
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it is a crash on the southbound lanes, right at powder mill road. now a little bit farther up, let's check in on 95 at route 198 for you and take a look at that sizable delay on the southbound lanes all the way down toward the accident scene. to get around all of this, you will want to use 295 or even 29 as the alternate route. now once you do get farther up, moving through howard county from route 100 up toward the beltway, we are in the green and those cars are traveling at posted speed there. on the beltway, checking it out right at frederick road, let's take a look and show you that region. there's a lot of room in between all of those cars. outer loop lanes and inner loop up toward the triple bridges. that's a look at the morning travels. ptrpatrice and megan over to yo. a new feature film directed by a bol baltimore native. we will ask him what it's all about. you will never believe what was crawling around this post
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it's the tale of a child star whose time in the spotlight has ended. baltimore director is producing a new film called "leaving hollywood." you can see debut tonight at the charles theater. the movie writer and director joins us with more. >> good morning. >> i like this already, because there's so many baltimore elements to this movie. you guys are from baltimore and johnny alonzo is from baltimore and putting baltimore on the map. >> thank you, yeah. this is a good story. it's basically the tale of what would happen if miley cyrus would come to somebody's high
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school and attend. >> pandemonium. >> for sure. >> we take you through what would happen and how the child star would feel. we follow the life of a child star after a major show has ended. >> it would be interesting to follow that. talk about filming it here in baltimore and having it debuting here in baltimore? >> yeah. this has been wonder. the baltimore film community is very vibrant. the community is really excited when films come through. we do this thing with all volunteer sponsors and you know, the cast was all volunteers. so the community of baltimore is really great at supporting independent films. i think it's really important and we want to thank fox for bringing us on. >> no problem. >> and you know, anything that we can do to keep films coming to maryland. >> absolutely. >> it's going to be very important. >> and it hasn't been seen here in baltimore yet but it's generating some buzz. you have the showing tonight where you are almost sold out
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and you have to do another showing as planned. >> we're doing another showing on june 6th at the senator theater. >> tonight in addition on it seeing the film, tonight is also a fundraiser. tell me about that part of it? >> it's a fundraiser because we're spon touring this movie. we're raising funds for the promoting the movie and maybe we can do the television show. >> how cool would that be from the movie to the television jew screen. >> that would be amazing. >> we are hoping that will be a great success. good luck with everything. for more information about the film that you needed. you can log on to foxbaltimore.com/morning news. coming up it's just not what you would expect to see at the post office. >> next thing, bum bumpy is attacking employees.
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post hoves employees a offia milwaukee post office got an unexpected visitor this week. >> a badger strolled in and had
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no intentions of leaving. >> reporter: before we show you what is about to come around this corner, understand that postal workers have seen it all. >> i have seen monkeys attack employees and countless number of dog bites. >> reporter: but after the snow, rain, heat and dark of night, never a badger. >> to see one here in downtown milmilwaukee it's pretty incredible. >> reporter: the same phone that the tidally got the call that a creature wound up under a locker. >> i live if a rural area. i don't even see a badger. >> reporter: it was all the dnr officer had to see. the springs of plywood, maybe not the oversize tires but whatever it takes to create a path for that badger to escape out of the locker room to the great outdoors. what is the easiest thing to do once you send the badger packing. the same thing they did here, just leave it alone. it hunkered down on a dark place of the parking lot.
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leave it alone and it will eventually head home. >> it's spring so they're really active. they're looking for places to be. >> reporter: not the best but when you're the state animal, you can lay your head and pause where you please. >> i seem a little afraid that i'm going about my job and all of a sudden -- >> i would, too. >> interesting. kind of cute in a furry way. coming up next, we reveal our 3rd runner up in our baltimore's best mom contest. ♪ ♪ any man of mine better be proud of me ♪ >> we give you the inside scoop on all of the american idol magazine.
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just in time for mother's day we are looking for baltimore's best mom and we think we found her. we sifted through hundreds of entries. we have selected four runners up and one winner. her daughter nominated her and this is what valerie had to say about her mom. people say you are what you eat. in this case, it's you are what you make. susan is a perfect chunky peanut boughbought terbutter on wheat . hers never end up soggy. like jelly susan is sweet and like chunky peanut butter, she takes life's road bumps and makes a lesson out of them. like wheat bread, san sandwiches reveal the best mom. >> that is great.
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congratulations, susan. you will win a $50 restaurant gift certificate. we will reveal more runners up and the grand prize winner on friday. that grand prize winner will win 4 tickets to anywhere where southwest flies, and a $100 visa card, and oriental rug from universal carpet and the title of baltimore's best mom. i do not mean tak mom outsi. that too. -- mean take mom outside. 80 for tomorrow and partly cloudy. a possible shower to the north. 20% chance, 78 degrees for your friday with a chance for late night showers and thunderstorms. a better chance on saturday early afternoon. 73 for the high then. we do see temperatures cooling some and we get down to the 60s for sunday. mostly clear skies and kin with an outside -- clear with an outside chance of a shower on tuesday. we had a weather kid today.
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connor was here and a future forensic signtists. >> that -- scientists. >> that is what you said he wanted to do. >> the pressure will be 29.97. >> and he made sure that thank grandma or say hello to grandma. >> he did. >> and the only shout you he gave and a big one, too. >> he did a great job. tonight is a big idol night. >> it's a big idol night. i just got this. it was on my desk very excited. i thought i would share it with all of you. here it is the american idol exclusive back stage scoop. it's from the official magazine for the show. i was reading through it and i was what shall i rea share with. it says here. let me read this one to you. simon said to somebody in kansas on season 8.
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he said that sounded like cats jumping off of the empire state building [ laughter ] >> what does that sound like? >> there you go. to another contestant, stephen fouler, he actually forecast his lyrics. i remember. it was a big deal. i actually wish you had forgotten the lyrics because it was such a pointless performance. >> the thing, tonight who do you think is going to go home? >> i think it's casey. >> we got to think about the three, after last night i think crystal might be in the bottom 3. i don't think she is going home by any means. >> it's her, casey and aaron. >> even though i haven't been big on aaron. he was better than casey. >> i think casey is going home n they're packing the casey tonight. >> we will be talking about it tomorrow. we will see you then. >> have a great day.

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