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hi. i'm kai jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> we have breaking news right now. one of maryland's most beloved political personalities is in the hospital. vic is in the newsroom with more. >> schaefer is recovering at st. agnes hospital, after coming down with pneumonia. schaefer's friend says the 89- year-old schaefer had some trouble breathing about 9:00 last night. he was taken from a charlestown community center in st. agnes hospital. he is said to be doing much better today. the former governor, controller and mayor is responding to antibiotics. but we are told he has good days and bad days, as far as overall health is concerned. >> okay, vic.
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thank you. laney lebeau sacks said she expected schaefer to spend another day or two in the hospital before being released. we'll have more coming up at 5:00 and 6:00. a teenager is charged as an adult with a violent attack on his own grandmother. 14-year-old hassani garrett is charged with assault. the victim, shirley garrett, is in critical condition. investigators say the teen struck his grandmother several times with the hammer while she slept because he was angry over the way she treated him. police were called. and he confessed. he is being held without bail. highway tragedy. two young people killed while watching an illegal street race in baltimore. mike hellgren has the latest from the baltimore county courthouse. >> the defendant, donnell rayburn has scars from the
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accident. he has took the stand this morning. he said he had no recognition of the incident that could land him behind bars for years. >> reporter: the deadly scene unfolded near the park and ride. prosecutors say 27-year-old donnell rayburn was driving this chevy impala, which slammed into a crowd, watching an illegal drag race. 21-year-old mary katherine abernathy died, so did her friend, 21-year-old jonathan henderson. a judge will decide has fate. he faces 17 charges. and prosecutors say he was drunk, more than twice the legal limit. one witness did testify, rayburn tried to avoid the crowd. several others were injured. and police have since cracked down on racing in that area. >> reporter: prosecutors said in that closing statement that it was actually speeding up as it headed into the crowd of people. reporting from circuit court in towson, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news.
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>> reporter: maryland lawmakers continue to push for tougher pen penalties for those involved in illegal racing. wjz will bring you the verdict as soon as it happens. another midshipman is expelled for using synthetic marijuana. a total of 12 have been kicked out after the investigation. the one expelled was a female sof nor. the others were males. some say the spices when smoked, give a marijuana-like high. put down weapons if moammar gadhafi meets their demands. danielle nottingham reports from the white house. >> reporter: moammar gadhafi's supporters show no sign of backing down. the libyan leader hasn't been seen in nearly two weeks. but he's passing out weapons to people near the capital who say they united -- they will use
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them. >> where did you get this gun? >> they give everybody guns. >> reporter: they cut a deal with the tiny arab nation of gutter, aimed at helping libyan nations sell oil, store the money and use the money to buy arms. the opposition also indicated it's open to a cease-fire, but only with a series of conditions that gadhafi is not likely to accept. >> reporter: a cease-fire deal could mean the libyan leader would stay in power. that's something the obama administration doesn't want. >> gadhafi should not lead libya. and the people there should decide their future. >> reporter: leaving air strikes and no-fly zone up to other coalition partners. nato officially took command thursday. there are reports that british officials have talked to several members of gadhafi's inner circle. and that they are looking to talk with the u.s. and france as well.
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a british government spokesman says that in those talks, the allied position is clear, it is time for gadhafi to go. at the white house, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> and as we heard, u.s. warplanes will play a role. but american forces will assist in missions like aerial resurfacing. it has been nearly a week since the earthquake devastated japan. search teams have to wear protective suits as we saw, as they look for victims. the evacuation zone remains at 12 miles. and the government says that will remain in effect for months. radiation from the plant has contaminated food and sea water, as far as 148 miles away. >> it's finally april. and this morning, we saw some showers, even a few snowflakes to the north and west. the sun is trying to peek out. is the rain gone for good. wjz has weather and traffic
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together. tim williams has more on when the sun and warm weather will return. it was no april fool's, was it, tim? >> no. although some probably thought it was. we're looking at first warning live doppler radar now. and just seeing spotty areas of drizzle and just very, very light showers out there now. open this up and give you an idea of what is really out there to our north. and to our north, well, there is a bit more mess. the snow that moves through here is well up to the north now. they have seen what we have been calling the april fool's snowstorm, up to the northeast and up in new england. they have seen in some parts that was area, up to a foot of snow in parts of new england. we have not gotten anything like that. and looks like we are going to see really great weather and improvement, heading into the beginning of next weekend. and of course, we know what that means. we'll have details coming up in your forecast. >> we'll check in on our roads right here. here's kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. >> hi, mary. hi, everyone. some trouble out there in
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towson. that is closed in both directions between the beltway and providence. all lanes are blocked. to get around loch raven boulevard instead. as far as the beltway goes, baltimore national pike to liberty road. top side inner loop, bumper to bumper to the jones falls expressway. as far as accidents go, quite a few. southbound 795, at franklin boulevard. in the parkville area, eastbound at joppa. reisterstown road at walker. and southbound on the harrisburg expressway, a crash at timonium road that may catch your eye. as far as the city goes, one to report in that area. let's now take a live look. there's 70 at 29. not too bad in that direction. and here's another look, 83 at shawan road. this report is brought to you by the cochran firm. if you or someone you know has confer suffered a personal injury, call 1-800-the firm. >> all right, kristy, thank
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you. the number of traffic fatalities in 2010 fell to the lowest levels ever. according to a new report by the u.s. department of transportation, traffic death accidents dropped 3% from 2009. in addition, the ratio of death per miles traveled is also the lowest since 1949. the department credits more attention to drunk driving, as well as increased seat belt use. hula your way to a great health. it is a fitness crave that -- craze that is sweeping the nation. >> so with your first hand, you want to make sure you're turning in the direction of your hoop. >> reporter: hearts of pumping at the hip nautica at the beach. >> it's amazing, fun. makes you feel like a kid, hula hooping. i haven't done it since i was like 6. >> for the first time, the study looked at the benefits of hula hooping.
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they found hula hooping improves cardiovascular health, and muscle flexibility. >> they're the strong correlation between interest and enjoyment and actual commitment to an exercise program. >> reporter: the study also found hula hooping for an hour, burns an average of 420 calories. >> it was nice to see that it did elicit a burn that had common routines. >> most people are like, hula hooping? like, can that really help you lose weight? and i mean, i've lost 70 pounds, hula hooping. >> reporter: it incorporates dance moves and hula hooping on every part of the body. still -- >> i would say you would first see the weight loss in your waist and thighs. >> full body. >> and not just for girls? >> definitely not just for girls. >> reporter: in santa monica, wjz eyewitness news. >> sandra did a good job, though, for sure. hula hooping dates back thousands of years.
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people made hoops from grapevines and used them for exercise. everybody is just nice and still. not like spazy like me. >> looks like fun. >> does. still ahead. eat a lemon drop and go into labor? hear about the cupcake that is helping mother nature. u.s. sailors injured. the latest on that fiery accident during a training exercise in the pacific ocean. examining the evidence. the science debate returns to the courtroom of the casey anthony murder trial. the weekend is here. so is april. will the weekend be sunny? we'll find out coming up. ,,,,,,,, [ horns honking ]
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a freak accident claims the lives of two experienced skydiving instructors in california. witnesses say the two men were
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conducting a military training session when they collided in midair. they reportedly became entangled. and they plummeted hundreds of feet to the ground. they died on the scene. the incident is still under investigation. a news photographer in texas steps out from behind the camera, to save the lives of two motorists. adam baker was on the way when this car crashed in front of him. baker and another man broke his windows and pull the the passengers out. they have both been hospitalized. but they'red to recover. we're learning more about the fiery accident on board an aircraft carrier in california. several remain alert and two remain hospitalized. >> i said, fight the fire, fight the fire. and with that, that energizes the crew to go at the aircraft. >> reporter: the navy now says 11 people were injured on board the uss john c. stennis aircraft carrier wednesday
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afternoon, after an f18 sea hornet took off. the plane, operated by miramar marine corps station, was on a catapult, ready to be launched. >> i am extremely proud of the flight deck and the corpsmen. the flight deck is very unforgiving, as far as the environment. and the personnel on board that are well trained to operate safely in this environment. >> reporter: all of the injured are in stable condition at the balboa naval medical center. officials say those involved were eight sailors, one marine, and two civilians who worked with the fight squadron based in miramar. one of four have been released. more are expected to to leave by the weekend. >> reporter: craig mckie reporting. the damage is expected to be more than a million dollars. the navy is still investigating the cause of the malfunction. it was no april fool's joke. the stock market is climbing to its highest level this year.
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it appears good news about unemployment put buyers in a good mood. here's a look at the closing numbers. the dow is up 57 points to close above the 12,000 mark. nasdaq, s&p 500 were also up. let's go to new york right now, where alison harmelin has tonight's cbs money watch update. the unemployment rate has fallen to 8.8%. the economy added 16,000 jobs last month, according to the government. financial services, healthcare and education led the way. retailers, factories hire workers as well. analysts say they continue to add jobs at roughly the same pace as last year. auto sales were up 11% last month at general motors. the car maker sold 206,000 in march. but ford sold 6,000 more. beating gm sales for only the
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second time since 1998. americans are looking for better gas mileage in response to the rising prices at the pump. and if you're looking for a new place to invest your money, try hollywood collectibles. this weekend, a los angeles company is auctioning off hundreds of items from blockbuster films and tv shows. you can bid on everything from a bat man suit to everything from the the sitcom, i dream of jeanne. prebidding has already begun on the internet. for now, that's your money watch. log onto cbsmoneywatch.com. i'm alison harmelin on wall street. a rare sight off the coast of southern california, after a gray whale appears to wave hi to the cameras. the large whale rolled around and showed its fins for several minutes. experts say whales are migrating up the coast, but this one didn't seem to be much in a hurry. >> we'll go with that. coming up on wjz's eyewitness
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news at 4:00. play ball. but if you can't get to the ballpark, there's an app for that. astronaut arrest. the former rockville resident, pleas to the judge. it's friday. will our temperatures stay below normal for the weekend? and orioles will soon be back on the field at camden yards. we want to see your favorite memories. here's some of it. to see the slide ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it sort of looks improving out there, if you look at a certain direction or angle. like under the clouds over there. >> so, mr. williams, mary is saying the glass is half full. >> on a friday. >> she is very optimistic. >> what is it filled with? >> that's a good question. i don't know. >> not yet. >> on friday, those glasses are filled with many various things. so we'll talk about what the glass is half full, as far as the weather is concerned. how about that? and we are definitely talking about maybe three quarters of the way full monday. and we'll talk about that here in a moment.
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you're looking at temperatures around 47 degrees. 31, your dew point. relative humidity, at 51%. with the winds from the west at 18 miles per hour. 29.49 is your barometer reading. first, it's helping to dry us out. now that there's no real large area of low pressure directly to our west, we don't have any rain just blowing across the state. we have widely scattered showers. and it's also going to usher in temperatures as the next few days progress. now we have 36 degrees. 43 in cumberland. 44 in hagerstown. 44 in elkton. 51 on the shore. we have 48 on kent island. 48 in annapolis. french in clump -- 47 in columbia. and 49 on the nation's capital. we're still getting a bit of an influence of cooler air. we have seen some peeks of sun and that has helped us warm up just a little bit. but that is going to help us suppress our temperatures and keep us below average, which is now 60 degrees this time of
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year. we have 47 here. detroit is going to play into our forecast here over the next few days. i'll explain that in just a second, too. 57 in atlanta. and this is where our weather is going to be coming from over the next few days. we're going to start to see a shift in the wind, from the west/southwest. this system that brought us the light snow showers out over parts of carroll county and frederick, has started to move well up to the northeast. the coldest of the air is still up there as well. it's bringing up widely scattered showers. we are starting to dry out a little bit. this is in the form of drizzle here now. and as you see, the state, not really covered in too much rain. but we cannot rule out the chance for some showers early this evening. and then early tomorrow. before we start to see some real improvement. then we will be on the warm side of a front that is going to move on through here. showers will get out of here. a high pressure builds in, saturday into sunday into monday. this warmer air that has been building in the southwest, is going to take over our forecast for two days. and timing is everything. it's going to mean for a pretty
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decent opening day. and let's talk about it. 7:31 is your sunset time. tonight, 34 degrees. mostly cloudy. the average is about 37 to 38. we're still below. some sun tomorrow, with showers and breezy conditions. 53 degrees. and then for tomorrow, mary, tigers -- i said detroit would play into our forecast. >> how is that? >> tigers versus the orioles. 3:05 monday. warm with some clouds. >> that's monday's forecast? >> that is monday. give me a dollar. give me a dollar. that is what -- >> i'm giving you $10. i want it documented on tv. >> that is what you get for $10, you get an opening day forecast like that. >> that is incredible. >> it changed very graphically. >> that's amazing. >> the trend is now that we'll be in the 70s for monday and tuesday. >> amazing. >> thank you. don't miss tonight's cbs primetime lineup at 10:00. it's another episode of police
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drama, blue bloods. then eyewitness news at 11:00. the orioles season starts tonight, by the way, and the home opener is monday as mr. williams mentioned. you can see the orioles take on the tigers live. then stick around for the orioles game after that of a full day of baseball here on wjz 13. and erica hill has a preview of what's coming up tonight on the cbs evening news. he's one of the youngest coaches in the ncaa tournament. they have taken a team that no one thought had a chance. their cinderella story tonight on the cbs evening news. disturbing evidence. police revealed what they had planned to use to convict craigslist suspect, phillip mar cov. and an update from phillips -- brooks robinson himself. intensive search in japan. eyewitness news continues with eyewitness news continues with denise andnd,,,, you want to get a great looking lawn like this,
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it is 4:28. 47 degrees and partly cloudy. hello. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm denise koch. >> and i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about. three weeks since the earthquake and tsunami ravaged japan. engineers are still struggling to stabilize that power plant. as randall pinkston reports for wjz, there is a new operation under way to recover this. japanese and u.s. rescue teams are intensifying their search for bodies in what could be the last chance to find victims swept out to sea. an estimated 15,000 people are still missing, after an earthquake and tsunami ravaged japan. for the next three days, 120 aircraft and 65 ships will scour the hardest-hit areas. >> the japanese does the actual recovery. we don't actually put hands on
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any remains. but we can help find them. >> reporter: near the crippled fukushima daichi nuclear plant, search teams are wearing protective gear to guard against radiation. people within 12 miles have been evacuated. six miles beyond that, evacuation is voluntary. japanese officials say the order will probably remain in effect for months. the plant's owner released this video, taken eight days ago, which shows the extensive damage inside one of the reactors. smoke rises from the complex. japan's prime minister admits, even he doesn't know if the plant is stabilized. radiation from fukushima has contaminated vegetables, milk, and sea water. 140 miles south in tokyo, merchants are using geiger counters to prove their food is clean. and three weeks after the tsunami, japanese coast guard crews rescued a dog, floating on debris.
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randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, plant operators, tokyo electric power company, the largest power company, has seens -- seen its shares lose 80%. the crimes made headlines across the nation. a medical student using craigslist to attack them. kate merrill reports, police are now releasing evidence. >> very dark and sinister side to phillip mar cough that he -- mar cov that he took to the grave with them. >> reporter: it is the only thing that they don't know about phillip mar cov's crime spree, why. but they are releasing an interview with his fiance, who was clearly in the dark. >> can i ask what this is about yet? or no? >> investigating some activity from a computer in your house. >> reporter: megan mcallister spoke after the couple was picked up on their way to foxwood. it was just days after
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masseuse, jalissa brisesman was found. they even asked megan about massage. >> you have never been involved in any type of massage? >> no. he's never even gotten a massage. never gotten a massage in his life. >> reporter: when mar cov was arrested, police found blood on his shoes. >> they were blood stains and they came from the woman she had murdered. he had jalissa brisesman's blood on him, literally, when we took him into custody. >> reporter: that's not all. they found the gun used to kill julissa hidden nia medical book. incriminating e-mails, a knife and a look at the crime scene, the aftermath of what the d.a. says was a robbery gone bad. and the reason they say mar cov was ultimately caught. >> ifif he had just turned around and left at that moment, he might never have been
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caught. instead, he chose to pull the trigger. >> reporter: but mar cov tells police he was at the hotel for other reasons. >> i'm listening to what you're saying. it's like a story. >> oh, i'm telling you a story? >> i don't have anything to add to it. >> investigators have not been able to conclusively determine any motive. police in florida continue to search for a missing police recruit, originally from here in maryland. 35-year-old kelly roth well moved from baltimore to florida several years ago. she was last seen march 13th. the day before, she told a friend she was going to break up with her live-in boyfriend, david perry. police say peris not cooperating with the investigation but so far has not been charged. new developments in the bizarre lisa nowak case. as you recall, the naval academy graduate was convicted of a burglary charge, after stalking a romantic rival.
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the judge refused her request, saying any potential lawyer has like likely heard about the case. orioles' legend brooks robinson developed an infection before a routine operation. >> reporter: wjz was first to report yesterday at 4:00. brooks was set to undergo an outpatient procedure yesterday. however, he developed an infection and was hospitalized, just as a precaution of gbmc. he is doing very well, we are told. the public response has been so overwhelming, the hospital set up a special e-mail account so people could send their get well wishes. and people are also sending their get well wishes to wjz.com. betty writes, thinking good thoughts for you and your family. you are a true hero. today, doctors said they expect the infection to be cleared by the weekend and they plan to move forward with his scheduled procedure next week.
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>> prostate was treat -- robinson was treated for prostate cancer in 2009. erica pitne reports from larka -- larga, where it looks like a tornado ripped through the park. >> reporter: winds packing speeds up to 80 miles per hour, tore through. the storm shoved this woman's mobile home 30 feet. broken tree limbs. downed power lines. turning off the lights in these neighborhoods for hours. some swear they saw a tornado. just check out the communications tower for the sheriff's office. a chunk of twisted metal toppled over. >> oh, my gosh. it scares me. i don't even like a thunderstorm, let alone a tornado. i've never been in one. ask yeah, i wouldn't like it. >> reporter: folks here say whatever blew through here had the trademarks of a tornado. steps away, a trailer, completely flipped over. >> reporter: after running the errand, the owner of this
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trailer, stewart pounds, got home to his wife, 15 minutes. >> just rolled over and tossed us about in there. >> reporter: 7,000 pounds ever vehicle rolled over onto his roof. >> we called out to each other and realized we were both okay. and there was an emergency window on the side. and by that time, neighbors came and helped us climb out of there. >> live look outside right now in maryland. things have cleared up. and the sun is making a bit of a comeback. wjz has weather and traffic together. bob is here with updated first warning numbers. >> this time of year when the sun is pretty warm, they have cold air aloft. what happens is the sun comes out. and right away, we have clouds building. and that's why we still have sprinkles around the region. light stuff. out to the west, some of the mountain areas seeing a few wet snowflakes. this morning, if you happen to be up, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 a.m. southern pa saw as much as a half inch to an inch and a half of wet snow this morning. yes.
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that was no april fool's joke. looks like we'll see warmer temps, finally coming to the area this weekend. maybe even 50 by sunday. let's check on the roads now with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. hi, denise. hi, everyone. we're looking at our normal delays. traveling on the north side inner loop. from park heights avenue to the jones falls expressway. about 15 minute toss get by. -- minutes to get by. average speed, about 40 miles an hour. northbound 95. heavy traffic there from russell street to the fort mchenry tunnel. and as far as accidents go, northbound 97 at the beltway. still some problems in towson. crom well ridge road slowest at the beltway. lock rank boulevard -- loch raven boulevard would be the best alternate. north hilton at north monestary. and also york road atwood warren. now, let's take a live look. you can see traffic getting heavy there at 70 and 29.
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it will take you about 10 minutes to get through. another bad trive there. -- drive there. this is brought to you by american limousine. they cover all of your transportation needs. you can visit them at american limo.com. back over to you. >> thank you, christy. to the delight of baseball fans around the world, the 2011 major league baseball season is under way. and as c net's cara duboy reports, if you can't get them out, you can still stay in the game with different mobile apps. whether you're rooting for the rockies, following the phillies, or cheering on the cubs, you will never have to miss one of baseball's 152 games games this season. >> there are a number of ways you can watch this. >> mlb's official app and boasts the most comprehensive feature. it's also available in most platforms. android and blackberry.
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>> if there's like a really exciting moment going on another game that you're not watching, say, bottom of the 9th, bases loaded, you can click over and watch it. >> reporter: the app also combines your virtual world and your real world. using this app, you can check into your team stadium. and unlock special features unique to that. >> if you're more interested in scoring the game, you've got plenty of options, too. >> you're going to record your kids' little league game. it works for any kind of baseball game. >> reporter: let's not forget that baseball is a thinking person's sport. apps like baseball perspective. and baseball encyclopedia are two good go-to selections. >> go to c net.com. for wjz eyewitness news, i'm caras duboy for c net.com. home opener is monday. you can see the orioles take on
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the detroit tigers. our special pregame coverage begins at 2:00 monday. and a full day of orioles' baseball live here on wjz 13, monday. and big changes in the weather. you'll want to see the forecast for monday. >> oh, boy. >> it's going to be good. >> good. i'm ready. straight ahead. found wandering outside an all- night wal-mart. you'll be surprised to find out how the little boy got there. sister's released. -- sisters released. one to give a kidney to the other. will they have to go back? and the sun is trying to comeut. will-- come out. will we have a warmup this weekend? ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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a small plane crashes into a us hoin north carolina. it flipped a home before crashing into a second home and sparking fire. the crash is still under
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investigation. one child is dead and several other injured after a school bus collided. it upon at a busy intersection during rush hour. rescuers say both flipped on impact. several sustained life- threatening injuries. police believe the fog may have been a factor in the crash. but say the accident is still under investigation. casey anthony is back in court today, where they are arguing over scientific evidence. casey anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 2-year-old daughter kaley. police cadaver dogs alerted officers to spots in casey's car and home to the extent that human tissue remains. florida state prosecutors say they want to use new science technique to prove there was a decomposing body in the car. the murder trial for casey anthony will begin in may. a california man is under arrest today, for leaving his
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14 meerbled daughter locked inside a sweltering car. rescuers say it was 115 degrees inside the car when they pulled the little girl out. the father had run into a cost co to pick up a few things and had cracked the windows slightly. the child was not harm in any way. her father was arrested for child endangerment. a 2-year-old boy found wandering alone in a wal-mart parking lot. we have more on the toddler's frightening journey. with a runny nose and a bewildered look in his eyes, store employees simply called the toddler, "their wal-mart baby." a store manager found the boy wandering the parking lot, in bare foot and t-shirt. >> very friendly. it was a warm day. we were happy it was a kind of warm evening. we were able to get clothes for him. he wasn't injured at all. >> reporter: by 6:00 a.m., the boy's mother called 911
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frantically. investigators say the boy and his mother live on the first floor unit across the street. the special handicap door- friendly door was opened. at 3 feet tall, and 35 pounds, he was tall enough and strong enough to open it. >> reporter: investigators say the boy very likely walked across owens drive, which is a busy, six-lane thorough fair here in pleasanton. there was no traffic at the time. nonetheless, though, police say it was amazing that boy didn't get hurt. >> we're thrilled. we're thrilled that he wasn't injured. >> police say the incident appears to be an accident. but child protective services is investigating to see if the mother will face any charges before they are reunited. a statue of an angel will be unveiled in tucson today. christina green was born september 11th, 2001, and died january 8th, during the attack on congresswoman gabrielle giffords. the thin metal angels is made
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of thin remnants from the pentagon and world trade center. both were targeted by terrorists the day christina was born. a man attack -- woman attacked by a chimpanzee is waiting for a face transplant. the next step is to find donors. nash was attacked by the neighbor's 200-pound chimpanzee, after they asked to help lure it back into the house. delivering more than tasty treats. rachel lion has more on their famous labor-inducing cupcakes. >> laurie was days past her due date. frustrated and uncomfortable, lawson stopped in the cupcake shop and ordered a lemon drop. >> within half an hour, i started having contractions. >> reporter: same goes for christina and her 4-month-old vivian. >> i was five days overdue, and
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we came back down and i got one. and it worked. [ laughter ] >> reporter: now, word is getting out. so far, 19 overdue babies have been born after their very pregnant mothers ate a lemon drop cupcake. >> i was in the hospital. i think my daughter was maybe five hours old and i called the cupcake shop and said, it works. >> reporter: this is a well- known secret among local obgyns. shannon said her doctor is the one who told her to try it. >> at first, it was a coincidence. and it is a fluke. but 19. >> reporter: so what makes the lemon drop cupcakes so special? she swears it's all in the ingredients. >> the only thing different about this lemon drop is i like freshness. so i put fresh lemon juice and fresh lemon zest. >> she says the lemon drop is one of the best sellers. and she makes sure there's a fresh batch every day, just in
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case. an update on the imprisoned mississippi sisters set free with an unusual condition. jamie and gladys scott were released earlier this year on condition that one would donate a kidney to the other. but now the governor of mississippi has released a statement saying he does not plan to issue a full pardon for them. the sisters both served 16 years on life sentences for armed robbery. in today's healthwatch report, newer is not necessarily better when it comes to water faucets. in a new study, researcher the found that the new, hands-free automatic faucets actually had more bacteria on them than advertently traditional fixtures. scientists say it may offer more places for bacteria to grow. oak ridge officials. signed to the toilet planter. but a judge missed the citation monday. ruling the definition of
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rubbish was too broad. the man said he is even thinking of adding a few more commodes to his driveway. >> much to the light of his neighbors, i'm sure. >> i'm sure. there is a warm front moving in this weekend. >> bob turk has a look at the ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ing forecast
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here's a look outside. that's the sun. >> are you sure? >> it really is the sun. now, the joke was this morning. much of northern, central, baltimore harford county. some fact, some got as much as an inch half -- inch and a half to two inches. pretty much from forestville, harrisburg, westminster. finch burg got a little bit. that's all gone. temperatures are well above
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freezing. but still below normal. 47. and the winds are drying things out. west at 18 now. humidity 53%. it's coming down. dew points coming down. the barometer, very low. 29.49. but it's recovering. it will be coming back. 36, the cool spot out in oakland. 51 in ocean city. locally, temperatures in the mid- to upper 40s, which are still running about 10 or 11 degrees below average. winds now out of the west, as they come down the mountains. they noticed sprinkles out to the west. seeing some breaks as you can see. the sun coming out. the wins will die down tonight. low pressure came off the east coast. still causing snow this morning. but a couple of spots remain. pick up 6 to 8 inches. winds are coming out of the northwest. still a lot of clouds, a lot of moisture. and to the southwest, still a bunch of shower activity over portions of indiana, can
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kentucky. that's going to slide down to the south. still a slight chance of sprinkles late this evening and again early in the morning. or on saturday morning. and then things hopefully will clear out. and they will be warming up this weekend. in fact, by sunday, we might even get to 60s with that front going through the area. high pressure moving off. here comes the warmer air. sunday night, maybe a shower. and on monday, we should be in the really warm air. maybe r maybe -- maybe even low to mid-70s here opening day. monday. looks like it might even cooperate. small craft advisories on the bay tomorrow. maybe a scattered sprinkle. otherwise, cloud to partly cloudy. 34, chilly. and tomorrow, low to mid-50s. a little warmer today with sun. and maybe a brief shower passing through the region. otherwise, not a horrible day. but much nicer on sunday. sunshine. >> oh, boy. thank you, bob. still to come on eyewitness news tonight. what could have made this 14-year-old snap and beat his
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grandmother with a hammer? what's -- what the teenager told police about the violence that happened inside this house. and why he's now charged as an adult. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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coming up next on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. the latest on william donald schaefer's condition. a heartbreaking attack. a 14-year-old, accused of beating his grandmother with a hammer. breaking news. the verdict in the trial of a driver who ran into a mall, killing a young couple. a live report with the decision. check in for more on these stories and the day's breaking news. >> eyewitness news at 5:00 starts now.
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health concerns. beloved former governor, william donald schaefer, hospitalized. >> tonight, the illness he's battling, plus how he's doing. >> hi. i'm kai jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. he's one of maryland's lodgest-serving -- longest- serving politicians. wjz is live at st. agnes hospital. kelly mcpherson has details of schaefer's funeral. >> schaefer was brought here to the emergency room in an ambulance last night, after complaining of some discomfort for the past few days, at the retirement community where he lived. we're told that he has been given medication and it is starting to work and he is feeling better today.

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