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frantic search. missing sisters believed to be in grave danger. >> as police identify the bodies of their mother and another sister. >> hi, everybody. i'm mary bubala. >> i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. >> a mother and her three daughters, missing for over three weeks. today, they arrest the suspect's mother and sister. teresa garcia reports for wjz. this comes as police identify two bodies in the case. >> reporter: police say the wife and mother of 35-year-old adam mays also played a role in the kidnapping of a tennessee mother and her three daughters. may's wife was charged with kidnapping tuesday. she told police she drove joanne bane and her three daughters from their home in tennessee to mississippi. the suspect's mother is charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping. the bodies of joanne and 14- year-old adrian were found last
week behind the suspect's home in union county, mississippi. now, there's a massive, around- the-clock search of the woods and back roads of that home. the fbi is optimistic that the two younger sisters, 12-year- old alexandria, and 8-year-old kileah, are alive and with the fugitive. mays was a family friend who stayed over at the baines' home and stayed to help the family pack and move to arizona. gary baines said he woke up to find his wife, daughter and mays gone. investigators believe mays has dyed his hair to change his appearance and may have changed the look of the girls to hide them. >> there is a reward for information that leads to the two girls and girls girls and mays' arrest. denise is in the newsroom with the accident that closed mountain road for hours. >> reporter: the accident
happened around 10:00 this morning, on a dangerous stretch of mount road at wrecker road. three vehicles were involved in the accident. a harford county school maintenance truck crossed the center line and hit a black gmc terrain, head on. both drivers were killed. a red jeep rear-ended the suv. a passenger in the county vehicle and the driver are both at shock trauma. a portion was closed for investigation and cleanup. but the road is now open. mary -- or kai? >> thank you, denise. wjz has a crew in fallston. we'll have the latest at 5:00 and 6:00. for the second time in two days, wjz learns that a dangerous weapon is confiscated from a apparently at bwi marshall airport. an ohio woman was caught carrying a stun gun inside her carry-on bag. it was about the size of a smart phone and taken by police. yesterday, wjz showed you a 9-
millimeter handgun. the florida man told agents he forgot he had the gun in his bag. well, the fbi is taking apart a bomb al qaeda had hoped to use to blow up a plane. randall pinkston reports for wjz, with new details on the device and plot. >> reporter: u.s. countterrorism officials say the foiled bomb plot never posed a danger to the american people. the would-be bomber never made it to the airplane. they say aqap was behind the investigation. >> the aqap has clearly been determined to pursue these attempted attacks. and we are going to do everything in our power to stop them, long before they get to an aircraft. >> reporter: officials say the device had all of the hallmarks of ibrahim alasiry, the mastermind behind the bomb that
failed in detroit in 2009, as well as the 2010 attempt to hide explosives in toner cartridges, shipped in cargo planes. >> the white house says president obama is pleased with the work of counterterrorism to foil this plot. >> reporter: on capitol hill, lawmakers got closed-door briefings on the operation. >> the best defense against terrorism, is clearly intelligence. and it works. >> reporter: officials describe this new device as an upgraded underwear bomb that did not contain any metallic parts. they are trying to determine if it could have slipped through airport security, but also expressed confidence in current screening measures. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> white house officials say there is no evidence that this plot was to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the killing of osama bin laden. beginning to heal. today, family and friends of a murdered ellicott city pastor gathered to remember her life.
adam may has more on the funeral of reverend mary marguerite koh. >> the services are under way now at the incarnation. reverend koe was reverend at the st. peters episcopal church. she and the ministers were fatally shot last thursday. police say the shooter, 56-year- old douglas jones was a homeless man. he had been banned from the church food bank because of aggressive behavior. police say that man took his own life in the woods behind the church. brenda brewington's funeral is celt for this thursday in ellicott city. >> adam, thank you. hear from today's mourners, coming up new at 5:00 and 6:00. the defense calls its final witnesses in the robocall of julius henson. he is the political consultant accused in the last gube neritorial election. derek valcourt filed this from the courthouse. >> reporter: henson's cross-
examination, at times, contentious, as prosecutors said that henson intended that call to trick voters into staying at home on election night. >> the call was to get people to go vote. >> reporter: julius henson told jurors, the robocall was meant to be a form of reverse psychology. he felt by telling voters that democrat martin o'malley was already winning, those voters might rush out and support bob ehrlich. he was instructed by ehrlich's campaign manager, not to include the legally-required authority line. identifying it was paid for by the ehrlich campaign. >> when i read this, he said he liked the call. and i said, well, you need a tag for this call. he said "i don't want a tag." >> reporter: but prosecutors say all of the facts together point to an illegal conspiracy, between schurick and henson on election night to suppress
voter turnout and help ehrlich win the election. >> at the courthouse, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> and we'll have more on today's testimony, coming up all new at 5:00 and 6:00. a wet, gray afternoon, across central maryland outside. we have been getting much- needed rain outside. wjz has weather and traffic together. meteorologist bernadette woods is here with the updated numbers from first warning weather. >> hello, kai. and hello, everybody out there. as we have seen that rain move in from the west. since noon, it has definitely spread eastward. but it's also broken up somewhat. so we're getting lighter rain out there. perhaps a band or two of more solid rain. but nothing heavy at this point. as we head through the evening, you can see right here in the city, there is a batch coming from the west. it's around columbia right now. same idea for mount airy. and it's just scattered about. that's what we're going to continue to see not only through tonight but tomorrow also. as a new low forms along the storm system and moves another batch of rain our way. even with the clouds around.
even with the rain, it has been mild this afternoon. we were in the low 70s. we've dropped back too 68 degrees. -- to 68 degrees. and you can see a lot of 70s to the south. we're going to check in on our roads right now. here's kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. how is it looking out there? >> reporter: unfortunately, mary, it's quite a mess. especially on the beltway. south side inner loop, we have an accident there, at the curtis creek draw bridge. top side inner loop, jammed up there around to providence road. the west side inner loop, 20 minutes there. southwestern boulevard to security. and also on the outer loop, just bumper to bumper from 795 to security boulevard. a lot of red as you can see. northbound 95, stop and go there, from 32 over to 100. accidents include reisterstown road, at cedar mill road. york road at shawan road. loch raven at putty hill. and also reisterstown road in baltimore city. let's take a live look. you can see things crawling
along there at greenspring avenue. and the situation pretty much the same there, on the north side at providence road. this traffic report is brought to you by the cochran firm. if you or someone you know has suffered a personal injury, call 1-800-the firm. or call them online for your free consultation. in about 24 hours, world famous nick wolinda will be walking high, a high-wire over baltimore's harbor. wolinda will walk 100 feet above the patapsco river. you'll start at the new ripley's auditorium, and end on a crane about 300 feet away. the entire stunt will be done without a net or any safety device. you can see nick wolinda do this, coming up. he's a 7th generation acrobat. >> his grandfather carl did a big walk here. >> okay. >> way back when. i think 1973. this will be very interesting. >> it will be interesting. >> he says he trains not to fall, he just trains to make it. >> and we'll talk to him about the stunt new at 5:00.
still ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 4:00. in the grass of a gumball machine. the unusual situation. a boy gets into. and how he gets out. dangerous stunt. a student climbs onto a roof and attempts to jump into a pool. see what happens next. he made the wild things come to life. remembering a popular children's book author. >> outside now. it's raining. could we see these storms? meteorologist bernadette woods has your updated first warning forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
it is 68 degrees with light rain in some places. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. sad news today about a popular children's book author. an illustrator, maurice sendac passed ars way are -- away, after complications from a recent stroke. he's best known for "where the wild things are," one of the
best-selling children's books of all times. he was -- it was recently made into a movie. he was just 83 years old. firefighters in arkansas find themselves in a sticky situation when a little boy gets his arm stuck in a gumball machine. this 2-year-old wanted some gum. and when it didn't come out, he reached into the machine to get it. instead of the gumball dropping, the boy's arm got stuck. the rescue turned out to be successful. but complicated. >> yeah. that's a gumball. we have to do a lot to get that one. >> but no injuries, so. it turned out pretty good. >> rescue crews had to break the glass, spilling gumballs all over the place. and the little boy ended up walking away with extra gum. a colorado state college student, jumping from the roof of an apartment complex. the student was trying to land in a pool, but he hilt concrete. -- hit concrete. >> oh, my god.
>> reporter: a daredevil move, at a crowded pool. >> there's so much commotion going on outside first of all. >> the student lived near the campus. they say sometime saturday afternoon, they noticed someone climbing onto the roof of one of the buildings. >> there was kids. everyone was yelling, don't jump. >> reporter: this video, posted to you tube shows what happens next. >> second he left, everyone was watching. >> joshaby witnessed the whole thing. >> you could hear the smack and then the splash into the water. it was almost simultaneous. >> reporter: they say the student seen is ian smith. >> our other friends are like, dude, ian just broke both of his ankles. >> i think he just got caught up in the moment. and now it just suckses a lot. >> hopefully he's okay. but it's definitely something he should learn from. >> today, smith is listed in
fair condition at the hospital. a yeary day on wall wall -- dreary day on wall street. [ stock bells ringing ] all of the markets are down. dow is off 77. s&p down 6. nasdaq down 11. let's go to new york, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. >> reporter: u.s. stocks are swept up in a global market sell-off. investors are worried that greece will be unable to form a new government, following inconclusive elections over the weekend. without leadership, greece is expected to default on its debt. and exit the euro zone. wall street is concerned that could cause other troubled economies to do the same. europe's financial problems are hitting u.s. companies. the watchmaker fossil saw its stock tank nearly 40%. after the company said weak sales caused it to fall far short of expectations. a rare sales at mcdonald.
they had weak demand at japan because of higher costs for beef and cheese. rival wendy's had higher. wendy's also pointed to higher cost for beef. there was some encouraging news about the job market. the labor department says u.s. companies advertise 3.7 billion job openings. experts say it's a sign that hiring could pick up in the coming months. that's your money watch. for more, go to cbsmoneywatch.com. in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. call it a lucky find. a good will store in new york gets a very valuable donation. employees at the store in buffalo say this vase was at the bottom of a box. turns out it could be an ancient native american burial vase, worth a lot. good will sent it to historians so they can confirm its
origins. >> interesting. >> i know. i always like those stories. or when they find a suit stuffed with cash. >> it's an anonymous donation. something like that. coming up at 4:00. president obama is planning a trip to baltimore. the details in tonight's campaign 2012 report. josh powell's father may be the only person who knows where his daughter-in-law's body is. why he may be forced to tell. may flowers are getting a nice drink. don't miss the updated first warning forecast. wjz 13 is always on. for the top stories on wjz.com, for instant updates and first warning weather all the time, click wjz.com.
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felt like it was going to rain all day. and finally, it has. here's the proof. >> guess. >> rain drops on the camera. >> windshield wiper. >> well, we have had some rain making its way across the state. but this batch of rain is breaking up as it moves off to the east. amounts are light out there. but we are getting rain. first warning doppler radar. here's how it looks. also notice on the top of your screen, there is a scale.
on the lighter side of things, those are the colors we're seeing. this is light rain. earlier today, we did see yellies and oranges to the west. at this point, we're thinking a couple of showers. then overnight, there is the chance for a few more rounds of showers. maybe even a thunderstorm. then there's another part of the storm tomorrow. we'll get to that in a moment. but first, here's what we have been dealing with. clouds come in. fog taking over. and here come the showers across the state. everything light at this point. but with a southeasterly wind, after days of an easterly wind, and any rain falling, we do have coastal flood advisories in effect through the next couple of high tides here just along the bay. and also, just along the potomac. temperature-wise, winds have warmed up. we were in the 70s here in baltimore. we dropped to 68 degrees. but you see, our high was 72. and that is our average. and morning low was 59 degrees. mild start to the day. that's going to be the case again tonight. we're going to be locked in
this pattern for at least the next 24 to 36 hours. here's the first part of this storm that we were just going through. but the second part is right down in here. we get rid of this first part tomorrow. but just in time for the second part to follow. so you're not going to really notice a difference. but what is really happening on the scientific side of things is that a new low is going to come up from the south. keeping the chance up for showers. and maybe even increasing the chance for thunderstorms, before all of this leaves us on thursday. and as that's happening, it's going to continue to bring the mild flow of air our way. we'll see scattered showers, thunderstorms on the way tomorrow. maybe even into early thursday morning. but all of this will clear out of here on thursday afternoon. so the forecast is like this on the waters. small craft advisories are still in effect with those winds up. then tonight, dropping down, a little bit here. pretty much to the low 60s. by tomorrow, though, again the chance for scattered showers and storms. we're going to 76 for our high. then all of this gets out of here for the second half of the week. we'll have that five-day a little later. >> all right.
thank you. don't miss tonight's primetime lineup at 10:00. it's the season finale of unforgettable. then stay tuned for eyewitness news at 11:00 hire on wjz. scott pelley has a preview of what's coming up tonight on the cbs evening news. we'll have the top stories from around the world. plus, unhappy with congress? meet a group of people to unseat incumbents from both parties. and find out how they're trying to level the playing field for challengers. that's tonight on the cbs evening news. a movie executive, missing in california. hear from his family. cruise ship disaster. the changes costa concordia is making on all of its ships. devastating crash. friends of two high school seniors killed on prom night react. eyewitness news at 4:00 continues ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
falling around the area. hello, everyone. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm vic carter. >> and i'm denise koch. >> killed on the way home from prom. the lives of two beloved maryland teens ends in a split second. mary has more on how they're being remembered. >> reporter: a small western maryland community, still reeling over the deaths of cauliflower and samantha kelly. >> reporter: shattered car parts litter the ground. and friends keep adding to the memorial. volleyballs for sam. >> it's pretty hard. >> reporter: the couple had left the prom in shepherd's town. sam apparently wanted to change. the car left the road, skid along the embankment, then slammed into a tree. >> i heard that they had a bet with another group or couple that would get to the house faster than them. i'm not sure if that's true. but i think people are going to take driving a little more seriously now. >> reporter: police say cauliflower was speeding in his honda sports car. but they have yet to release
how fast they were going. >> reporter: brenda -- they are a great pair. they will be missed. >> reporter: kelly was a star in volleyball and tennis. both were seniors on the honor roll. >> brendan was one of the nicest people i knew. he was the pitcher. i was the catcher. >> reporter: at williamsport high school, students say there is just silence and tears. monday after the crash, one teacher broke down and started crying in front of her class, as students grieved. >> today, we should be looking back at prom, talking about the parties and pictures, not having to remember two people that just passed away. >> reporter: a school district spokesperson says he is still waiting on news of funeral arrangements for the teen. vic? >> the investigation into the crash is ongoing. learning from its mistakes. the company at the center of the costa concordia disaster unveils new safety measures. and kai is in the newsroom with more on the changes.
>> reporter: costa cruises now has several new safety measures in place on the ship. those include a realtime route monitoring system. electronic tracking. and changes that will allow more crewmembers to issue orders. the initiatives come in the wake of the costa concordia disaster in january. at least 30 people were killed on the rocks. under the new rules, guests will receive a new electronic card to be scanned during drilling. if they miss the training, they will be tac tracked to another. >> the costa concordia pilot remains under house arrest. pictures being used to promote the place she was last seen. this is a photo looking for madeleine mccann. madeleine disappeared five years ago. her family is said to be horrified by this development. the father of josh powell, the main suspect in the
disappearance and murder of his wife susan, is on trial. susan's parents are still hoping for answers. >> reporter: last february, during a supervised visit with their father, 7-year-old brady and 5-year-old-- charlie and braden were killed. police say josh powell locked a social worker out of his home and attacked his two sons with a hatchet before starting a gas- fueled blaze that consumed the house within minutes, before killing everyone inside. >> he blew up the house and the kids! >> i already felt numb. but it just took my breath away. >> the fact that he killed those boys and the way he killed them, what kind of a monster -- it pointed out what kind of a person he really was. >> reporter: now, josh powell's father, steven powell, is on trial, charged with 14 counts of voyeurism. during a search of the washington state home, the elder powell shared with his son, police found secretly
recorded images of young women, including josh's wife, susan cox-powell, who has been missing since 2009. with the wounds of their grandson's death still fresh, the coxes' hope that steven powell will finally provide them with answers they have been looking for. >> he needs to tell the truth and tell us what happened to her daughter. >> reporter: from the beginning, josh powell maintained susan disappeared from their utah home, while he and his sons were on a midnight camping trip in the utah desert. chuck and judy cox say their former son-in-law was very close with their father. and they're convinced that steven powell knows what happened to their daughter. >> opening statements in steven powell's trial are expected tomorrow. the battle over student loan interest rates rages on in washington. senate republicans derail a democratic bill, keeping those rates from doubling, july 1st. republicans say they want to prevent the increase. but they are against how democrats would pay for it. if an agreement is not reached,
interest rates on federal student loans will rise to 6.8% from the current 3.4%. well, north carolina voters head to the polls today. on the ballot, a controversial referendum, banning same-sex marriage in the state. amendment 1 would change north carolina's constitution to say, marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state. the bill, proposing the amendment, says only a simple majority is needed for the amendment to pass. making his way to maryland. the president is planning to come to our state. and it might be the only stop he makes here. the president is set to be in maryland june 12th. he is expected to attend a lunch and fundraising dinner in baltimore. it will most likely be a short visit for president obama. since maryland is one of the most reliably democratic states. meanwhile, rick santorum tells supporters, in an e-mail, he is endorsing mitt romney.
his endorsement could help romney boost support. recent polls show romney and president obama in a virtual tie. stay with wjz for complete campaign coverage 2012. we'll keep you updated on the candidates and issues on air and online at wjz.com. a new report predicts almost half of americans will be obese by the year 2030. in tonight's wjz healthwatch, the study in the american journal of preventative medicine suggests an additional 30 million americans will be obese in 18 years. it also suggests about 11% of the population will be severely obese, meaning they would be about 100 pounds overweight. the projections are based on a 2008 study that did not include children. hopefully you kept that umbrella handy today. cloudy and wet tuesday afternoon. wjz has weather and traffic together. bob is here with the updated numbers from first warning weather. >> well, we got some rain. not the kind of rain we still need. but it has been raining from time to time.
there's a batch of rain. but most of the rain has been spotty and rather light. really nothing of the heavy variety. a quick look around the central portion of the state. you can see another batch moving into the baltimore area. right now from the west. and spotty, to the west of that area. so we're not looking for continuous rain. but there is another area of rain developing way down across portions of west virginia. and we might see that moving in late tonight. heading out to the ball game, might be just dry for several hours during that game. take a look at temperatures. not going to drop a whole lot either. 68 now. 67, ocean city. and up in cumberland. 67. rather mild, humid afternoon. we have additional chances of showers, however, coming back to the region tomorrow. denise? >> thank you, bob. let's check on the roads with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. >> hi, denise. hi, everyone. the beltway is just a mess. it has turned into one really long delay on the outer loop that dins in harford road and stretches to the national pike. the inner loop also a long
delay in that direction. expect 45 minutes from stevenson stevenson road to providence. average speed, only about 35 miles an hour. northbound 95, delays from eastern avenue past the beltway. accidents include liberty road at north rolling road. bel air bypass. loch raven boulevard at putty hills. and greenspring at spring hill. take a look at the drive time, as you can see, on the inner loop. 23 miles per hour average in 27 minutes to get through. let's now take a live look. you can see, things just continue to crawl on the beltway there at greenspring. this traffic report is brought to you by the people's pink party at pimlico. you can get all of the tickets and details at preakness.com. back to you. the empire state building is about to get a lot more colorful. new york city is replacing the tower lights with a computer- driven l.e.d. system. it includes a pallet of more than 16 million colors, compared to the current 10.
it's expected to be installed by september. well, straight ahead on wjz's eyewitness news at 4:00. horrific child abuse. why an indiana man strapped the young children to the hood of his car and drives down the street. a court victory for deion sanders. the latest in the war of words in a celebrity divorce. and bob will update your first warning forecast coming flo is a gentle giant. bundle home and auto at progressive.com.
university student charged with driving a u-hall truck, charged with driving into a crowd of students. he did not enter a plea in the tailgating crash that left one woman dead. ross's attorney claims the truck malfunctioned. ross is due in court again in june. >> well, the main suspect in the disappearance of the natalee holloway may eventually stand trial in the u.s., on fraud and extortion charges. in 2010, joran van der sloot received $25,000. however, authorities say the information he gave was false. the 24-year-old was currently in prison in peru for murdering a student.
van der sloot is appealing that sentence, only after the appeal is decided will possible extradition to the u.s. be considered. an indiana couple is under arrest after taking the young children on a dangerous joy ride. kai is live in the newsroom with more on the charges the two are facing. >> the couple are accused of strapping their children onto the hood of the car with a tow strap. police say a witness saw this and called police. they reportedly drove several blocks before being pulled over. the driver, aaron stefanski was charged with dwi. the children, ages 4, 5, 6, and 7, were not hurt. vic? >> hard to believe. thank you very much. the children are now in the care of child protective services. a 5-year-old girl nearly drowns after a visit to a fast food restaurant in tennessee. while walking outside near the picnic table, she fell into an underground grease pit at this sonic. her father says she stepped on
a green manhole cover and disappeared. >> i thought she was gone. because i couldn't see her initially. >> i just was like, the only way i'm going to get her is if she raises her hand. >> reporter: sonic apologized for the mishap and says they are taking action to make sure an accident like this doesn't happen again. but her parents are still considering legal action. a new jersey work ser rushed -- worker is rushed to the hospital. the man was repairing the roof of a manufacturing plant when it gave way. he fell 40 feet into a tank of nitric acid. thankfully, his coworker was able to pull him out. however, he still suffered injuries from head to toe. it's been a week since anyone has seen 21-year-old fox executive gavin smith. now, his family is asking for the public's help. rachel kim has the story. >> reporter: tonight, 57-year- old gavin smith's whereabouts is a mystery. the fox executive was last seen
leaving a friend's oak park home around 9:00 p.m. tuesday. smith's wife doesn't want to speak to the media. but his sister told us on saturday night, her brother would never take off and just disappear. >> it's difficult. your worst scenario. is coming true. we just want him back. his family, his sons. we all just want to see him again. >> reporter: one of his sons, evan smith, who plays basketball for usc, is getting the word out about his father on twitter. today, he tweeted, if my faith hasn't crumbled, nobody's should. he also said, all of the love and support you all have given my family has been the greatest. still looking for him, i'll never stop. >> there's no words to describe what you would feel when you're in this situation. it's something very surreal to me. >> reporter: investigators say they do not suspect foul play at this point. smith is 6'6" tall and played
basketball on john wooden's 1995 national championship team. he had just returned from a movie convention theater. he should have picked up one of his sons but he never showed. >> all we can say is he would not do this. we don't want to think the worst. we just can't imagine that heed just leave. >> the family has not been able to track smith down through cell phone or credit card use or even locate his car. they say he had no known enemies. after spending a dozen years on the run, an ilfoy, known as the mini madoffs are caught. acting on a tip, u.s. marshals arrested nelson halla han and his wife janet over the weekend in arizona. the two spent 12 years on the lam, after being charged with running a ponzi scheme. police say they made millions off their family, friends, and the elderly. >> they would scan the obituary sections of the newspapers and then prey on widows or
widowers. and then convince them to invest their life insurance policies into his schemes. >> the u.s. marshal service says it received a tip about the couple's location after they were featured on an episode of america's most wanted. a judge gives deion sanders temporary custody and orders his wife to stay away from the nangz. the ruling follows a violent confrontation between the two last month which was secretly recorded. >> reporter: deion sanders testified he went to prospers school and police with concerns that his 10-year-old son was being belt-whipped around pilar. he said he doesn't want to be around her. he's scared of her. she wiped away tears during that testimony as the former dallas cowboy described the events of april 23rd, when he had his wife arrested for assault. he said he was calm and collected while pilar was screaming and cursing while
attacking him. i pinned her arms to her side, and walked her out of the room, calmly walking her to the door. >> reporter: but they stunned everyone by playing her secret recording. pilar can be heard calmly asking to see their 10-year-old son who was locked in the bedroom with deion. you want to kidnap my son, she's heard asking. i have not seen him since friday. after minutes of friday, she calls deion a name. and it appears to set him off. on the recording, he is heard opening the door. and pilar is heard screaming before sounds of a scuffle. on the stand, deion defended himself saying, quote, i think it validated everything i said. we just heard you attack your wife, responded pilar's attorney. no, sir, replied deion. deion's attorney later brought in a statue. his attorneys asked her to lift the statue to prove it was too heavy for anyone to lift with one hand. that witness who tried to videotape the fight also
testified deion sanders punched her in the face. and she produced photos of her bruises. >> both deion and pilar were charged with misdemeanor simple assault after the spat. and were seeking protective orders against each other. only deion received the court protection. john travolta is being charged with sexual harassment. a masseur claims the actor tried to have sex with him during a massage session. the actor calls this false and says he plans to counter sue. mark steines has more. >> coming up, beyonce, the exclusive "et" interview. that's right. the new mother and fashion icon is only talking toure -- to our nancy o'dell. >> who are you wearing? >> oh, my god, it's stunning. >> thank you so much. >> as if you wouldn't look stunning. >> thank you. >> i just decided i was going
to go two hours ago. i was resting. i was happy. i made it. >> you were worth the wait. >> beyonce came from rehearsals and decided to attend after getting an invite. they escorted the new mom right to nancy, where she did her only interview of the night. >> how is the baby? >> she's so good. she's sleeping. >> is that what she's doing tonight? >> who is staying with her tonight? >> my mom is there actually. >> that's the best babysitter around. >> and my husband is around, too. >> that's a good thing, too. >> what's the best thing about being a mom so far. >> i have such a full life. i feel like now i know the reason why i was born. >> and we will have that entire interview for you tonight on "et." including what she told nancy about wanting to have more babies. plus, ashton kutcher, pushing a paparazzo to the ground. that and more coming up on entertainment tonight. >> and of course, that's at 7:30, here on wjz 13. a super hero is now patrolling the streets of saginaw, michigan.
meet the asthma warrior. yes, she admits she has asthma. but says that's not stopping her from walking the streets and looking for trouble. she said she doesn't confront suspects but keeps her eyes and ears open, looking for trouble, calling police when needed. >> well, bids are expected to run high at an auction in hong kong later this month because this is going on sale. feast your eyes on the biggest pink diamond ever to appear at auction. the 12-carat, fancy intense rock named the martian pink, is expected to fetch over $8 million. it's a limited crowd, biding on this. it's currently owned by a private collector and was given its name by american jeweler harry winston in 1976. >> imagine the pressure on those models who were holding it. what if you drop it? >> would it break? >> a diamond? >> no. [ laughter ] >> i don't think so, no. >> but you don't want it to fall under the couch. that's for sure. spotty showers in the area.
. here'shere's a live look outside right now. time to play a little baseball this evening. hope it doesn't rain, bob. >> spotty, spotty rain. definitely take a rain wrap of some kind. take a look at radar. most of it is kind of moving out. but there's still a chance you'll see scattered showers tonight. as you see the bulk of it move through this afternoon. moving off to the east. around the baltimore region. a little batch moving through. there's another little area to the west of us in libertytown. that area. that's going to get to us in the next hour. so it will not be totally dry. but when you look at the wide scan out to the west, it's just not a whole lot out there.
so i do think there may be minor delays from time to time. 68 degrees now. hasn't gone much over that. humidity, way up. 90%. southeast winds, 7. the barometer holding steady. 29.85 inches. pretty much the same temperatures everywhere. upper 60s to low 70s. a little sunshine this afternoon. gusts a little warmer. 73, pax river. and d.c. as well. 63 in oakland. locally, mid- to upper 60s to near 70 down by the bay. annapolis and kent island at 69. 72/59 today. the average high now is 72 degrees. the average low, however, is still 49. the records, 93. in 1997. look at that. 33 degrees on this morning. had some frost in suburbs that day. 1997. a little southerly or southeasterly wind. generally, it's been out of the south. that's what kept us a little warmer today. and brought that moisture in. this system has gone in right now. it's going to slow down
eventually. we'll get more rain forming late tonight. right now, the bulk of the rain to our north. a little batch moving through. moving off to the east coast. but there's a break coming up for tonight. then to the west, another area of showers, along the frontal system. that front is going to slow down and perhaps this low, we're hoping, will move up the front, enhance the rain, sometime tomorrow afternoon. and maybe showers or thundershowers before it clears out. and we get dryer air in tomorrow night. thursday and friday look really nice. southwest winds, diminishing. small craft advisory, pretty breezy. bay temp around 62 now. tonight, maybe scattered showers. and late, late tonight, maybe a thundershower or two. 63. tomorrow, mid-70s. scattered showers and some sun. but maybe a thunderstorm could bring somebody some decent rain. that will be good. tomorrow's highs in the mid- 70s. >> okay. thank you, bob. still to come tonight on eyewitness news. >> i'm mike schuh in harford county. a three-vehicle accident. two people have died. one, a county employee.
coming up next on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. pileup. a wreck at a busy intersection. new information about how it happened. >> security presses. the new airport concerns after the cia stops a plot to blow up a plane. >> funeral services for a reverend killed by a homeless man she was trying to help. i'm adam may, reflections on reverend cone's life, on parishioners, that's coming up. >> check in for more on these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> eyewitness news at 5:00 starts now.
deadly collision. a crash at a busy intersection. >> the latest on the victims in the search for a cause. >> hi, everybody. i'm mary buttalla -- bubala. >> i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. >> moments ago, police identified the victim of that horrible car accident in fallston. the truck involves a crash by harford county schools. wjz is live. mike schuh has an update now. mike? >> reporter: the speed limit out here is 50 miles an hour, for two trucks to hit head-on. it's like a single vehicle going into a brick wall at 100. when you look at these pictures, it's reasonable to wonder how anybody survives at all. >> reporter: the drivers took the brunt of the impact. and of the four people spread out over three vehicles, they're the ones who died. >> the