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hi. i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> here's breaking news from the white house. minutes ago, president obama changes his position on same- sex marriage. adam may is in the newsroom with more. >> reporter: in a groundbreaking announcement, in a new abc interview, president obama just said that he believes same-sex marriage should be legal. this saturday first time ever in history that -- is the first time ever that a president in history has taken this position. the president says he changed his position in the last couple of years. meanwhile, mitt romney says he is opposed to same-sex marriage. we'll have a look at the marriage battle here in maryland. coming up all new on eyewitness news at 6:00. kai? >> adam, thank you. the man al qaeda trusted with its latest bomb turns out
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to be a double agent, instead of boarding a u.s.-bound plane, he turned it over to the cia. randall pinkston reports from washington. >> reporter: the double average who helped foil the plot, also helped the u.s. take out one of its terrorist group leaders. according to officials, he gave the u.s. information that led to last week's drone strike against fad alcousteau. al qaeda's chief officer in yemen. but there is no indication that they have gotten any closer to the bomb-making mastermind. >> when does the bomb-maker go down? my question here wouldn't be simply, did we or didn't we stop the plot? my question would be, did we get enough information to stop the bomber. and that's the average still in the field. >> reporter: he removed himself from the operation, and cost himself a valuable cia asset. >> when you're watching this
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threat develop, have a -- you have a simple priority. and that is to ensure, even if you want to destroy the organization, you don't put others at risk. >> reporter: congress needs to renew the counter intelligence tools. >> al qaeda represents the top counter terrorism threat. they have represented several attempted attacks on the u.s., including the failed christmas day bombing in 2009 and the attempted bombing of cargo planes in 2010. >> reporter: even as the fbi takes apart this new plot and bomb, officials say there is no immediate plans to change airport screening. at the white house, randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> the double agent is now safely out of yemen and being debriefed. mistakes on the inside. new details today from the defense department, about the way the secret service prostitution scandal was handled.
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denise has more. >> reporter: senator carl levin received a briefing from the defense department. levin says there was a failure to notify the chain of command promptly of the events that took place in the south american hotel room. the decision to keep the suspected people in columbia, and not send them immediately back to the u.s., is also being criticized. senator levin says the investigation was basically complete now and that the gap will be corrected. >> denise, thank you. a report is expected soon on whether 12 members of the military will be charged with misconduct. eight secret service members lost their jobs as a result of the scandal. >> reporter: forgiveness. offering to bury a homeless man. the church says douglas jones agency family has not yet -- jones' family has not yet decided whether to take the offer. they were fatally shot last week, before jones turned the gun on himself. in the hands of a jury.
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closing arguments in the julius henson trial are now complete. now, a jury is deliberating. derek valcourt has more from the mitchell courthouse downtown, on the closely- watched robocall case. >> reporter: prosecutors tried to convince a jury that robocall breaks the law and flies in the face of fair elections. the defense says the consultant who wrote it was simply doing what his client wanted. >> reporter: with just hours left to go on election night of the 2010 rematch between democrat martin o'malley and republican bob ehrlich, 112,000 democrats and predominantly african american baltimore city and prince george's county, received this robocall, sent by ehrlich's political consultant, julius henson. >> i'm calling to let everyone know that governor o'malley and president obama have been successful. we're okay. relax. everything is fine. the only thing left is to watch it on tv tonight. >> this type of behavior is more than just a dirty trick or
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politics as usual. >> reporter: the prosecutor says, that's election fraud. an illegal scheme by henson and ehrlich's campaign manager, to help ehrlich win by suppressing the african american vote. a separate jury already found schurick guilty. henson is hoping for better. >> the call was just to get people to go vote. >> reporter: henson says the call was reverse psychology. and is protected by the first amendment. and he said he was just doing what his client wanted when he left out the legally required line saying the robocall was paid for by the bob ehrlich campaign. >> reporter: the jury is still deliberating at this hour. they have four charges to consider against henson. we'll keep you posted. at the courthouse, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> wjz is closely monitoring jury deliberations and will bring you the latest from the courtroom as soon as we receive it. the harford county sheriff's office is looking for
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a suspect in a triple shooting around 8:00 last night. deputies responded last night for reports of shots fired. they found 43-year-old man and a 26-year-old man with bullet wounds. police later learned the 37- year-old gunshot victim was taken to the hospital by ambulance. all three victims are in stable condition. police are looking for the three suspects and a motive. maryland has a budget plan. today, after months of squabbling, governor martin o'malley, and senate president and house leader agree on tax hikes. gigi barnett is live in the newsroom with more on what happens next. >> reporter: the governor and the state's leading lawmakers have come up with a budget plan they expect to get approved during a three-day session, next-- special session, next week. the budget includes an income tax hike on people who make more than $100,000. the increases would affect about 16% of marylanders. the general assembly was not able to agree on a spending plan during the regular 90-day
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session. triggering a doomsday budget, with $90 million in cuts. now, they argue a special session is not worth the cost to taxpayers, and the state should just accept the default budget. >> reporter: a special session would cost about $25,000 per day. hear from the governor and other leaders, coming up all new at 5:00 and 6:00. clouds dominated the sky for most of the day. but the sun is out now. and nick wolinda is getting ready for his inner harbor, high-wire stunt. you can see the wire is hooked up to a badge. barge. wjz is live with complete coverage. jessica kartalija has more on the latest on wolinda's last- minute preparations. >> reporter: so, kai, i'm not a meteorologist. but there is a little bit of a wind out here. but nick wolinda told me yesterday, that's not enough to phase him. he is ready to go. he said he is not nervous at all. he's just excited. in a little over an hour, he will start over at ripley -- the new site of ripley's believe it or not, which is set to open in june. and he will walk -- the walk
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should take about 15 to 20 minutes. he will walk over on a high wire, to where we are standing. here's a preview. >> reporter: at the inner harbor, crews secure the wire, as nick wolinda prepares to walk over the inner harbor. for seven generations, the wolinda family has performed death-defying stunts. wolinda's walk today is a tribute to his great grandfather carl, who in 1973, walked over the harbor, on a rope between two cranes. now, at 100 feet above the harbor, nick will walk the length of a football field. >> this is very special because he had walked here. almost 40 years okay now. so it's always exciting to come back and recreate something that, you know, my great grandfather had done a while ago. >> reporter: wolinda tells me, it's the first time anyone has ever walked a high wire to a crane in the middle of water. his walk is to announce the opening of ripley's believe it or not, here in baltimore. >> i think it's going to be
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amazing. pretty amazing. >> reporter: now, the crowds are already starting to gather. there's a major party planned on the constellation. people are going to be watching. again, it starts at 5:15. we'll stay out here and monitor the situation. we're so excited to see him. and guys, again, he says he's just excited to be here. back to you on tv hill. >> all right, jessica. thank you. complete coverage of wolinda's inner harbor stunt continues with meteorologist tim williams to see if the weather will cooperate. tim? >> well, mary, there are definitely showers around. and i know we talked to him of course. he does not go into thunder and lightning. and we don't expect for any to go into the area by the time he's ready to start his walk. take a look at first doppler radar. we will show you there is a lot of rain in our general area. we're talking around the perimeter of the state, moving in from the 70 corridor, out toward cumberland, heading into washington county. there is a lot of rain to our south. what we're concerned about, not necessarily that there will be rain over him directly.
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but there could be rain starting to fill in, near the area, by the time he's ready to start his walk. as you see, it's all moving from the southwest to the northwest. and that's going to pretty much be the case. to the northeast, i should say. as the winds now are just around 10 miles per hour in much of the state. but as you see, nothing around the inner harbor right now. looks like the weather should cooperate. these storms moving in very slowly. we'll continue to keep you posted on what's going on with the weather forecast. for now, kai, back over to you. >> with everyone heading downtown to see wolinda's walk, there could be traffic tie-ups. let's check in on the roads with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. >> we expect some traffic tie- ups in the city, especially along light street and president. but we'll keep you updated as the evening goes on. as far as 95 goes, if you're traveling on the northbound direction. we have an accident there, in the right tube, blocking all lanes. the delay, currently, is about 30 empties back -- 30 minutes back to caton avenue.
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if you're traveling on the beltway, north side outer loop, slowing there. west side inner loop, stop and go there, from 70 to security boulevard. and as far as accidents go, 175 at waterloo. we also have accidents in baltimore city, reisterstown road, at druid park lane. also, ergman avenue at federal street. let's now take a live look, as you can see, the jones falls expressway, still affected by construction, blocking that left-hand lane. a bit slow, coming out of the city, past 28th street. 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 visit them online at cochranfirm.com. for your free consultation. still ahead on wjz's eyewitness news at 4:00. >> i think it's sexy. >> kids are selling more than hot dogs from her food truck. the charges she's facing. they're good for the environment. and they save money. now, the potentially deadly
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it's 74 degrees. mostly cloudy. mostly cloudy in central maryland now. the complete weather forecast coming up. a suspected drunk driver takes police on a wild chase in new mexico. this is his pickup truck, speeding around a horse race track. at a casino. officers try to pull him over but doesn't stop. they set up a barricade and surrounded him. and finally, he comes out. the driver faces several charges, including dwi and resisting an officer. the casino is estimated to
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cost nearly $40,000 in damages. a new york mother, dubbed the hot dog cooker says she is ready to get back to work, despite being busted for prostitutionitution. the so-called hot dog hooker says she will keep right on trucking. >> i'll be in my bikini. >> she walked out of the jail, celebrating in many ways and made no secret to her plans to continue to spice up her hot dog with sex appeal. she says indecent exposure is not prostitution. >> i'm a mother of four kids. and yes, i show my cleavage. i think it's sexy. if pamela anderson can do it, so can i. >> and she says she'll be back in business on sunrise high in baldwin in the morning. but she seemed unaware that technically, she had just pleaded guilty to prostitution. >> when the judge asked her for
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clarification, she said she did general in prostitution. >> reporter: last week, accused of adding a little too much relish in hot dog sales. she says police should spend more time on serious crimes. >> they should worry about the serial killers. i'll be back out there, with my bikini top on. i'm right in front of pep boys. >> okay. a judge sentenced scallia to seven days in prison and ordered her to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. she still, though, can wear whatever clothing she chooses while selling the hot dogs, kai. over to you. >> thank you, mary. can wall street bounce back after a rough start to the week?
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>> market's losing streak is now to six days. s&p off 9. nasdaq down 12. let's go to new york, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. the dow is in its longest slump since august. investors are worried that greece will default on its debt soon. and that other troubled countries will follow suit. investors are following commodities. crews went below $96 a barrel. and down 10% in the past week. and gold closed below $1600 an ounce for the first time this year. the struggling postal service scaling back plans to close thousands of offices. it am try to keep rural post offices open but with shorter ours hours. the plan, which still needs regular tory, is anded to save
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the post office, half a billion a year. and there was drama in charlotte, north carolina today. hundreds of protestors gathered in the streets. five people were arrested as they tried to force their way into the meeting. one of those arrested said bank of america had foreclosed on his home. that's your money watch. for more, go to cbs money cbsmoneywatch.com. in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. catching a foul ball with your hands can be tricky. so a padres fan tried something else. a cup full of beer. what else? it somehow makes its way right into its cup. he raises it up to show the crowd. and then what does he do? yes, people, he chugs the entire beer, with a ball still floating in it. impressive game. >> well: we just want to remind, you know, greats like ernie tyler, who used to take care of the ball for the baltimore orioles, rubbed them in mud. >> yes. yes. >> so they were prepared for the game. i don't know what they do to
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those. but -- >> they're not the most hygienic, for sure. >> what if he got a refill? >> i think probably. oh, goodness. coming up on eyewitness news at 4:00. good samaritans step in to save the day. when they see a woman struggling with a robber. you'll never believe what upon what happens next. in less than an hour, nick walinda will walk on the inner harbor. wjz will bring it to you live. complete coverage continues. wjz 13 is always on. for the top stories on wjz.com, instant updates and first warning weather all the time, click wjz.com. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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you're looking live at the inner harbor. nick wolinda is doing his final preparations for a high-wire walk at the inner harbor. complete coverage continues in a few minutes. meteorologist tim williams at weather center. looks like a mix of clouds and sun today. >> while there is no major rain down around the i were harbor. can't rule out that there is low-level moisture. take a look at first warning
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doppler radar. we are actually showing just a little bit of light drizzle down around martin luther king jr. boulevard. just to the west of the inner harbor. that area is going to see a little more of a shower move on through. but for the most part, bigger things. out to the west and down to the south. that is something we'll be watching over the next few hours. it's moving very slowly. in this direction. at least not with the heavier showers. right now, we're looking at temperatures, just around 74 degrees. and the temperatures are going to stay in the 70s for the most part. 72 now is our average high. 55 is your dew point. relative humidity. 55%. not a big gusty wind down at the inner harbor either. winds around the west/northwest. 29.sketch is your barometer reading. temperatures around the state, 61. 67 down on the shore. we have 72. patuxent river, nation's
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capital coming in at 75. 70s around the immediate metro area. including 71 in annapolis and kent island. winds have been coming in consistently from the west and northwest. just a light breeze out there. they will be heavy at times if any of those storms start to pick up. we're still pretty much surrounded by moderate temperatures. no spikes in the temperatures, and the direction of our winds. still keeping at temperatures in the 70s. we're capped pretty much this afternoon by the clouds. we have seen some sun out there. clouds are stoping that from heating us up. this line of showers, the front that is associated with this is all going to move through here through the evening. we have clearing coming into the region tomorrow. as cooler, dryer air moves in. but this area to the south is moving from the southwest, up to the northeast. and we could be clipped by any of those showers through the evening. as that moves on out of here, dryer air moves in. we'll have spotty showers tonight. then tomorrow, pretty nice day. with dry conditions and high
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pressure taking over our forecast. sunset today is at 8:09, with small craft advisory going into effect tomorrow. that's the result of the low pressure moving out. and high pressure moving in. high tide tonight at 10:28. with the showers around, 54 degrees, our overnight low. then for tomorrow, 73. again, our normal high, 72. breezy, with intervals of clouds and sun. and again, rain tonight. but it looks like it will hold off until mr. wolinda gets at least half way across the harbor. >> would you try that? >> me? >> oh, man, i walk a tight rope over there every day. don't miss tonight's cbs primetime lineup at 10:00. it's the original csi, starring ted danson. then stay tuned for eyewitness news at 11:00. and the home stand continues this weekend when the tampa bay rays come to town. and this sunday, it will be masn on wjz. see the o's take on the rays at 1:30, sunday afternoon, live here on wjz 13. scott pelley has a preof
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what's comingum tonight on the cbs evening news. we have the top stories around the world. plus, he's been honored six times for his powerful pictures. we'll meet the military photographer of the year and see his stunning images. tonight on the cbs evening news. airport security breach. what the tsa finds in stuffed animals in a 4-year-old carry- on bag. and the story his father gives security. good afternoon. i'm jessica kartalija. we are live at the inner harbor, where tightrope walker, nick wolinda is getting ready to cross the harbor. that story coming up. missing sisters. the frantic search for two girls and the man police say killed their mother. eyewitness news at 4:00 continues with denise and vic after this. ♪
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it is 4:30. 74 degrees. and mostly cloudy in central maryland. hello. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm denise koch. >> and i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about. >> a possible break in the search for missing sisters from continuous tense. -- tennessee. police have just charged the suspect and his wife with murder. as teresa garcia reports, they have released video of that suspect, taken just days after the victims disappeared. >> reporter: investigators have released new video of 35-year- old adam mayes, captured by a security camera, paying for a drink at a convenience store in guntown, mississippi, on april 30th. that's three days after police say mayes kidnapped a tennessee mother and her three daughters. investigators say the suspect's wife and mother also played a role in the kidnapping. mayes' wife was charged with kidnapping tuesday. she told police, she drove
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joanne bane and her three daughters to their home in mississippi. the suspect mother is charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping. the daughters were found last week in a shallow grave, behind the suspect's home in union county, mississippi. now, there's a massive around the clock search of the woods and back roads around 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. mayes was a family friend, who stayed at the baines' home on the 27th, to help will the family pack and move to arizona. gary baines said he woke up to find his wife, daughters, and mayes gone. investigators believe that mayess has changed his appearance and may have dyed the girls' hair to hide their appearance. >> now there say $50,000 reward
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for any information that lead to the banees and mayes' arrest. dozens in charlotte. kai is live in the newsroom with more on what has the activist so angry. >> reporter: large crowds are protesting foreclosures, corporate taxes and financing. the demonstrations are take place as the banking company holds their annual shareholder meeting in charlotte, north carolina. inspired by the occupy wall street movement, demonstrators have been targeting shareholder meetings. during the meeting, bank of america stockholders approved an executive pay package. while all shares fail topaz. >> reporter: executive compensation has become a hot issue. after they rejected that company's pay plan. tsa agents in rhode island discover guns, hidden inside stuffed animals. terrell brown reports for wjz. after confiscating the guns, the father allowed a gun to get
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on their plane. >> reporter: on monday, a routine search, turned into a major security scare. while screening a passenger's carry-on bags, tsa alleges found the hard -- agents found the hardware of a 40-caliber gun, a magazine, loaded with two rounds of ammunition. and a firing pin, all concealed within three stuffed animals, including a mickey mouse. >> the stuffed animals were in a carry-on bag. and the carry-on was going through normal screening procedures. >> reporter: the bag belonged to a 4-year-old boy, traveling with his father to detroit. tsa agents confiscated the items but let the man and boy get on the plane. >> the officers were comfortable allowing the father and son to continue on their flight. he indicated that he was unaware that they were there. the public was never in any danger. >> reporter: police believe neither father nor son knew they were carrying the weapon. and that a statement a spokesperson said, they believed this was related to an
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ongoing domestic dispute. police believe the wife was trying to cause trouble for her husband. that said, some passengers weren't as forgiving. >> i think they dropped the ball by letting the fellow fly away. i really do. >> the names of the pair haven't been released. but there is an investigation to figure out how the gun parts were stuffed into the toy animals. authorities say if assembled, there could have been a loaded gun on an airplane. terrell brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, in a statement, the tsa says this incident shows that each after changes, the screening process for children 12 and under is still just as effective. >> ravens' outside linebacker, terrell suggs, undergoes successful surgery on his torn achilles tendon. he tore the tendon last month while conditioning outside of his home. in a statement, executive vice manager ozzy newsome said after, suggs will remain in
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rehab. public health officials have identified what caused a noro virus outbreak in oregon. mary is in the newsroom with the unusual culprit. >> reporter: a reusable grocery bag, sickened seven children and an adult in a soccer state tournament. it was kept in a hotel room. but one of the girls got sick stayed with a chaperone. the next day, another adult ended up in a hotel room. norovirus can be transmitted by tiny particles in the air. >> experts recommend you use certain bags for dry foods and are thes for raw meats and wash bags on a regular basis. celebrity hair stylist, vidal sassoon has died. they determined he died of natural causes. his family was present at the time. his easy-maintenance hair cuts
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aided the women's liberation movement. he was 84 years old. a harrowing high-wire act is set to take place. wjz has more on nick wolinda's much-talked about tightrope walk. jessica? >> reporter: that's exactly right. ripley's believe it or not is behind this whole thing. they're trying to generate talk about their grand opening here at the light street pavilion in baltimore city. and that's why they're doing this. of course, nick wolinda, also starting his new show on discovery channel. he is going to be walking across the harbor, starting at light street pavilion, walking up. it's actually an upward, slanted staterope. out here, it's a football-field length. from our vantage point, it does not look that far. but trust me, i would not want to do it myself. walking all the way up here, then he'll be lowered onto this crane, to where we are on this, the constellation. poo this is so exciting. people have been coming in all day.
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people have been talking about this. people are also lining up on the light street pavilion side. they're also bringing in boats. we just saw the kids's' pirate shape from fells point. we'll stay out here and continue to monitor the situation in just a little bit. we're talking around 45 minutes, he will help on that tight rope. >> let's hope they don't fire those cannons at the same time he's walking across. >> reporter: right. i was thinking the same thing. >> and of course, you can see nick wolinda, walk across the harbor. wjz will bring you live coverage coming up tonight at 5:00. a mild, but mostly cloudy day in maryland. sun was outer for -- out for a little while. but the skies are gray now. wjz has weather and traffic together. bob is here with updated numbers from first warning weather. take a look at radar. right now, it's no problem in central maryland. to the west of us, here's rain just approaching the frederick area. it's moving pretty slowly off to the east. around the baltimore metro, you can see, it's pretty quiet. you gotta go out to just about
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the frederick area, to see those early showers. i think you probably take at least 6 to get those here. and we have a pretty good shot of getting decent rain, overnight tonight, until about midnight. but then we have a really nice- looking end to the week with the first warning forecast. let's check in on the roads now with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. well, with the walk coming up, you can expect delays, especially now on howard, president, and light street. but we'll definitely keep you posted on that as the situation progresses. as far as 95 goes, the good news is, the accident, the fort mchenry tunnel, the right tube has been cleared. still heavy back to caton avenue. on the north side outer loop, stop and go there, york road to charles street. the west side inner loop, 10 minutes there from security to 70. and northbound 75, an accident right there past the beltway. hilltop at valley avenue, over in the essex area. reisterstown road at druid park. and also erdmann avenue at federal street.
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let's now take a live look. as you can see, the pace is picking up just a bit there, on the jones falls expressway, coming out of the city, past 28th street. and there's a look at the beltway, dulaney valley road, seems to be moving just fine. this traffic report is brought to you by virginia tourism. love is at the heart of every virginia vacation. you can book your next one at virginia.org. five baby ducks. otherwise known as ducklings, are rescued as they fall down a sewer. louisville city workers used water hoses to flush the babies into a large basket net. you go. no, you go. >> but as the sewer cam shows, there was resistance. the ducklings were eventually scooped up, one by one, placed in a box. and the mallard babies are now being nursed back to health. >> i wonder where mommy and daddy are. >> i don't know. you would have to have a teeny eye dropper to feed those ducklings. straight ahead. trayvon martin's mother makes a trip to london. we'll tell you the sad reason
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why. the philly duck boat trial is on hold. the orders to from both sides. and the order is holding out for nick wolinda's walk over the harbor. a live look continues. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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here's a live look at the inner harbor, where, as we have been telling you for a couple of days now, that nick wolinda is going to be walking across the high wire at the inner harbor. wjz, of course, will be bringing you the story live. other news. people are left stranded. strong storms cause a nearby river to swell. more torrential rain is expected in the next few days. in spite of the damage, it's considered by some to be beneficial because of the severe weather drought in the
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area. a $17 million settlement is reached in the wrongful death of two hungarian students. attorneys say families of the victims will split $15 million and 18 surviving passengers will split $2 million. the surprise settlement comes just after two days of testimony in what was supposed to be a month-long federal trial. a tugboat-guided barge slammed into the amphibious duct boat on the delaware river in july 2010. well, the mother of trayvon martin, the young african american teenager killed by a neighborhood watchman in florida, three months ago, is in london today. and adam may is in the newsroom with more on what she's doing there. >> reporter: yes. this afternoon, martin's mother met with another woman who lost her son, doreen morris. she hugged as the family visited. the family decided to visit with laurens, after she wrote to them, expressing her support. martin's family also thanked
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the british public for their support in the case. >> reporter: former neighborhood watch leader george zimmerman is awaiting trial. a good samaritan stepped in to save the day. jill johnson has the story. >> reporter: not the best neighborhood in cleveland. a newly-upgraded surveillance camera shows what happened. the balding guy in the blue shirt, asks the customer for a light. then tries to grab her purse. and it's on. >> i just sat down on him and tried to help him. >> reporter: the video shows lakesanna, the victim, an employer, struggling with the robber. >> you were sitting on his head. >> said, i can't breathe. i can't breathe. i said, you should have thought about that before you tried to rob that lady. >> reporter: knowing they were going to have to hold this guy down. she got off the suspect's head. lana got this phone cord, so
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she could tie his legs up. >> reporter: and station owner, linda green, came running out with yellow caution tape, to tie his hands. and they held him there, until police arrived. >> they were going to use the stun gun. but he couldn't move. had him tied up. had his legs tied up upon. >> with the phone charger? >> with the phone chargerful. >> reporter: when they saw the customer needed help they didn't hesitate. >> when you come to my station, i want you to feel safe. if anything happens, have you to know that the people who owned the place and the people who are here are on your side. >> no charges on what the would- be robber is facing. >> four are risking their lives they decided to stop when they saw a burning truck. say found a man trappedded inside. the men were able to pull him from the wreckage. police say the truck burst into flames after being hit by an
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suv. in tonight's consumer watch, frequent flyer miles and rewards are becoming the latest cyber targets. consumers are losing thousands of dollars to clever schemes. >> ray trip to las vegas, after working long hours in the family auto repair shop, that was the dream for michael and katherine heinz. they went to cash in their travel points and found out somebody else had beat them to it. >> they disappeared. there was no charges on it. but our mileage disappeared. we had over 174,000, but then had just a little over 12,000 left. >> here's the bigger concern. there are a number of international schemes, targeting travel miles, popping up here in the u.s. more often. >> they can use these schemes to collect people's miles to buy tickets and then resell those tickets. some of the other things we've seen is where they'll just infect the computer with
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banking mal wear and -- mal ware. and just steal monout of people -- steal money out of people's accounts directly. . >> he shows us how this works. >> you have a fake code here. >> reporter: international crooks are sending out millions of these fake travel alerts. they only need one response to make thousands fast. >> it's really a luck scenario, where you will happen to be traveling on this airline and they'll catch you at the right time. or it's an opportunity scenario, where people will just be curious and, well, i don't have a flight. i want to make sure i'm not charged for this. >> reporter: once someone responds, a cyber crook has everything they need to cash in. >> reporter: wow. after making call after call, the heinz were eventually able to get their miles restored. bill cosby would not be happy. a jello truck catches fire, burning hundreds of pounds of pudding. spoke filled the air in iowa. fire destroyed the trailer and
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its load. luckily, the driver managed to escape the burning mess without injury. the rarest gorilla on earth is caught on film for the first time ever. this is the elusive, cross- river gorilla. a hidden camera trap, caught a group of gorillas interacting in their natural habitat. researchers estimate that only 250 to 300 cross-river gorillas exist in africa. they hope this foot annual will spark efforts to help them -- footage will spark efforts to help them survive. >> interesting. mostly in cameroon. and nothing to get in the way of nick wolinda's high-rise trip over the ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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in minutes, nick wolinda will wire across the inner harbor, without a net. our complete coverage continues. and you've got this view of it from sky eye chopper 13. people are gathering in the inner harbor to watch this happen. so bob, will the weather cooperate? >> right now, looks pretty good. take a look at radar. there are showers in the frederick countery area. but most -- county area. but most of those, pretty much moving to the north and east. it's going to take a while to
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get to the baltimore region. probably okay to get to about 6:00. lots of clouds, even a few breaks in the cloud cover from time to time. temperature-wise, right now, we're in the low to mid70s. 74. the dew point has come down. it's a little dryer than it was earlier. 51% humidity. west/northwest winds, 6. the barometer. 29.67, holding steady. right now, the coolest spot, orc land, behind this front. oakland. behind this front. rain from cumberland, to about the frederick area, and down across virginia, as you saw. 75 in d.c. 66 with a breeze off the ocean in ocean city. 72 in rock hall, and also westminster. right now, we've got a slight west wing wind. not very strong. so there's not a wind factor tonight at the inner harbor. that's good news. 5, 6, 7, 8 miles an hour. as we noted, the showers this morning, particularly on the eastern shore and delaware. baltimore area, anywhere from a quarter to a third of an inch. some areas north of the city,
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however. reisterstown had 94/100ths of an inch. northern sections of baltimore and harford county. three quarters of an inch. rain. second batch of rain to the south. this is what we're watching to come through the area tonight. a front actually to the west now. with showers and embedded thunder. not much really in the way of thunder. but low pressure here in north carolina is moving up that stalled front. so we got a pretty good shot. we'll get rain this evening until about midnight, before it begins to dry out. after midnight, some dryer air coming in. thursday, friday and saturday. most of sunday, looks really, really pleasant. temps in the low to mid70s with a lot of sunshine. by sunday night, there may be a shower in the area. west to northwest winds on the bay, up to 25 knots on the bay tomorrow. a little breezy. bay temp, about 62. tonight, showers tapering off after midnight. 54. it were, 70 degrees, sunshine and clouds. but a breezy afternoon. it will feel a little chilly, actually. >> okay. thank you, bob. still to come on eyewitness news.
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breaking news coming up next on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. historyec announcement. president obama expresses his support for same-sex marriage. inner harbor in just minutes. a flying wolinda will attempt a dangerous stunt. wjz is live downtown. we'll bring it to you downtown. jurors, debating the fate of one of the two men accused in the election night robocall scandal of 2010. i'm derek valcourt, with the harsh words both sides had for
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each other in closing arguments. that's coming up on eyewitness news. check in for more on these stories and more on the breaking news. >> eyewitness news at 5:00 starts now. bold declaration. president obama takes a clear stand on same-sex marriage. >> what led to his announcement just months before the election? >> hi. i'm kai jackson. >> updating the breaking news we just brought to you. president obama says he believes same-sex marriage should be legal. he's the first president ever to take that position. randall pinkston reports for wjz from the white house. >> reporter: president obama is declaring his support for same- sex marriage.

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