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who tells us, she remains focused on safety downtown. >> reporter: concern and outrage are growing over safety at baltimore's crowned jewel. the inner harbor, after several incidents, including massive groups of young people, swarming do you want streets and fighting on st. patrick's day. recordings from emergency dispatch capture the chaos. >> hey, fox trot. they're battling pretty good here. >> lombard and light. a group of people fighting unknown weapons. a large group of males are attacking a male at pratt and light. i need somebody to go up there. >> reporter: the same night, this video shows a tourist being beaten and robbed. the mayor addressed the issue at wjz today. >> i'm very unfortunate. you know, for the young man that was trying to enjoy himself in the city. and it's a black eye on the city. it doesn't paint the picture of our city. >> reporter: the mayor fueled similar questions. >> the unfortunate handful of incidents that get the
attention, the real story is that our deployments are having results and we are reduce violence in the city. >> reporter: ariel bess works downtown and has seen the brutality. >> there was a fight involving a couple of different youth, girls, actually, very young girls. of course violence is a concern for us. we, however, would not stop coming downtown. we definitely support the city. >> reporter: jack rashle just moved nearby. >> i was surprised, concerned. what's not to worry about it? >> and we talked to many people today who emphasized the importance of the inner harbor to baltimore and keeping it safe. police have declined to comment on their response, particularly during st. patrick's day. reporting live, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right, mike. thank you. and you can weigh in right now, at wjz.com, click on the story in local news. the crime caused outrage in the city. a group of boys shot on a front porch. a 12-year-old dies.
tonight, indictments are handed up against three suspects. vic is in the newsroom with the latest on the case. >> reporter: 29-year-old dan yea robinson. 21-year-old antoine mosely, and 17-year-old derek brown, are each charged with a host of crimes, including murder. 12-year-old sean johnson was shot to death, while sitting on a porch, watching basketball games. three others were wounded. police say johnson and his friends were a victim of mistaken identity. each of the suspects faces attempted murder and assault. kai? >> vic, thank you. they remain held without bail. tonight, an inside look at the case against a lacrosse player, convicted of killing cockeysville native yeardley love. the clerk of court opens up the evidence on display. >> reporter: the evidence was on display inside the same courtroom, where george huguely was convicted of murdering yeardley love, who grew up in cockeysville. it included more than 200 photos of the case.
one showed a bloody crime scene, and a 12-inch hole in the door, where huguely kicked it in. also, e-mails and text messages exchanged between the two. you're the biggest scum bag i've ever met wrote yeardley. huguely wrote, you're so expletive stupid. they also had to look at yeardley love's autopsy photos, which are not being released to the public. at the time, one juror described what he saw and said it would haunt him for a long time. >> her eye was completely swollen shut. like you couldn't open it at all. >> the truth is, the scar is going to be there my whole life. i never knew yeardley love. but i got to know her best friends, i got to know her family. i got to see parts of her life in photographs. >> reporter: love was killed in may of 2010. huguely was found guilty of murder and grand larsony in --
larceny in february. >> he bears responsibility for what happened. >> reporter: huguely could be serving 26 years in prison. he will be sentenced in august. maryland court of appeals ruled that pit bulls are a dangerous breed. now, senate president mike miller says the issue may end up on the agenda, during a second special session, later this summer. today, animal rights aof activist -- act viforts are-- activists are ruling. former presidential candidate is accused of misusing money meant for his campaign. >> reporter: cate edwards arrived the courthouse with her father. she is expected to testify in his defense. john edwards is charged with
using campaign money to cover up his affair with rielle hunter. but it's not clear how the jury will receive this. >> if the jury senses disingenuousness or that she is being used in this case, it will hurt the prosecution. >> reporter: former edwards assistant said young was considered dishonest. >> reporter: the defense also try to the present a warmer side to edwards, with stories of his devotion to his kids on and off the campaign trail. >> another person testified that wealthy donor fred baron deposited about $70,000 directly into rielle hunter's bank account. >> baron seems to be doing this, to hide it from elizabeth edwards. i think it's a bit of a shocking revelation that it didn't come out before. >> reporter: the defense will soon have to decide if john
edwards himself will take the stand. in greensboro, north carolina, dick brennan, wjz eyewitness news. >> edwards fay -- faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted. all of the recent rain is helping with our rainfall deficit. a live look outside right now. things are clearing up as we head toward preakness weekend. wjz is live with first warning weather. meteorologist bernadette woods and bob turk are updating live doppler radar. we'll start with bob. >> bernadette is going to have numbers. take a look at radar. widely scattered showers. and this warm, humid air mass around the region. the bulk of the air to the northwest of us and southeast of us. there's a pretty good batch there that may affect the baltimore, washington area. later this evening, until about 8:00, 9:00, if it survives. right now, this is pretty quiet around here. we had some activity here. there is some developing to the northwest of us, as you can see near the blue ridge. there's still a chance we'll see a shower or thundershower.
and tomorrow. take a look at temperatures. it has jumped up to 80 degrees. the dew point is the same at 63. to the west of us, it is much dryer. a little cooler. 63 in oakland. ocean city now at 71. easton with sun there at 81 degrees. bernadette has a look at some of the rain that came in the area yesterday. some areas got up to two inches. bernadette? >> it is pretty incredible. there's a stretch west of 95, west of basically the city corridor, where we got a decent amount of rain. and here are some of the numbers to go along with that. 1.3 inches in gaithersburg. and hereford, 1.26 inches. now, where we officially keep records at bwi marshall, .52 inches. that number is really important. because it factors into this next graphic here. for the year even with that factored in, we are still .5 inches below our rainfall totals. for the month, it did help. but we're still point 83 inches down. yes, this is very needed rain. hopefully over the next couple of weeks, we can get some more
to keep numbers going down instead of up. we'll have more. back inside. day 2 of the special session, and a deal is closer to being worked out. the bottom line, many marylanders will end up paying higher taxes. wjz is live in annapolis. political reporter pat warren has more on what taxpayers can expect. pat? >> reporter: that's right, kai. the goal was to raise the tax rates to limit some exemptions and eliminate other exemptionsault. now -- altogether. the house is in the process now of debating the senate package. and the governor and speaker of the house are working to make sure there are enough volts in the house-- votes in the house to make sure it passes the senate today. it's a graduated increase that will have a bigger impact on some parts of the state than others. high earners, for example, in carol, cecil, harford, and prince george's counties, are likely to pay $236 more.
others are likely to see increases between $437 and $704. the highest increases are likely to affect residents in baltimore county, montgomery and talbot counties, ranging from $705, to $955 more this year. >> and keep in mind that those higher tax rates apply to people who file singly, who make $100,000 a year. those who file jointly, making $150,000 a year or more. reporting live from annapolis, i'm pat warren. back to you. >> pat, thank you. wjz will stay in annapolis and bring you the latest developments coming up alt 6:00. an american university student receives more than just her diploma during graduation. as sarah cooper walked across the stage, her boyfriend got down on one knee and popped the question. the students and family members went wild, as you heard.
sarah said yes. no word on when they will have their ceremony. when they'll get married. congratulations to them, though. >> to them. and a.u. is a good school. >> it is, yes. still ahead. kid controversy. giving yourself an hiv test in your own home. why some say it's not a good idea. stranded at sea. a cruise line, facing a lawsuit for not helping a ship in distress. who is at fault? he's been called dr. death, assisting the terminally ill with suicide. >> how many people have you helped? >> oh, roughly 100. now, this baltimore man faces new criminal charges. i'm adam may, the battle over the right to die, coming up. more rain moving this way. stick around for the updated first warning forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
it's partly cloudy. 83 degrees for central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. he's known as dr. death. a man who helps terminally ill patients end their life. tonight, he faces new felony charges. adam may has the details. this is just the latest legal battle in the right to die vote, but it all centers on that baltimore doctor. >> reporter: he is the modern day jack kevorkian. he has been arrested several times for illegally assisting in suicides. >> how many people have you helped? >> oh, roughly 100. >> reporter: he was part of a group that offers support and a suicide plan for people suffering from a variety of fatal diseases and conditions. authorities in minnesota are the latest to criminally charge the doctor and his colleagues. in 2007, doctors say he traveled to the twin cities to see a patient. >> she eventually decided to take her life, with the advice,
encouragement and assistance, from an organization known as the final exit. >> reporter: doreen dunne was living with chronic pain for 10 years. she secretly called the association and died from helium asphyxiation. >> what is this? >> you have a bag of helium on your head like this. and the person will breathe the helium and become unconscious, 30 to 60 seconds. >> doe you actually ad-- do you actually administer the helium? or is that something the patient does themselves? >> we do nothing. you have to pull the balloon down. >> reporter: physician-assisted suicide is legal in 38 states. but it was found unconstitutional. they say it is appalling that the government would spend so much money on this political
prosecution. >> reporter: and oregon is the only state with specific guidelines for assisted suicide. and last year, 1400 people, with terminal illnesses in oregon, took their own lives, legally. reporting live tonight, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> adam, thank you. dr. egbert will have his first court appearance in minnesota next month. a multivehicle car crash snarls on the beltway. take a look. on the outer loop of 695 near frederick road. all of the lanes as you can see there, were shut down, for more than an hour because of the crash which victims eight vehicles. all lanes, though, did reopen by noon today. no word on the cause. well, any current problems out on the roads right now. let's check in with kristy, at wjz traffic control. hi again, kristy. >> hi, again, mary. hi, everyone. we have a problem on the inner loop. an accident at perring parkway. that has delays at 25 empties. and starts back at york road.
southwestern boulevard to security boulevard. harrisburg expressway, crawling along in the northbound direction, from shawan road to belfast. and northbound 95, some brake lights in that area as well. from eastern avenue past the beltway, on that northeast corner. accidents include east joppa at goucher boulevard. and also east 33rd at loch raven boulevard. let's take a live look as you can see on the inner loop of the beltway. it is on the shoulder but you can see the delay is pretty significant. and it does stretch back to york road and continue toss grow. this traffic report is brought to you by accord restoration. if your property has been damaged by fire, flooding or storms, you can trust the restoration experts at accord. visit their website alt accord restoration.com. back to you. the maryland science center is once again expanding what it has to visitors. monique griego has more on the grant that will soon put energy information in children's
hands. >> reporter: keeping kids' attention and getting them to learn isn't easy. >> i know you go off to china. >> reporter: unless you're the maryland science center. >> i think it's kind of fun. and i think it's kind of cool to learn all of these things. >> i think that it is fun. and like to -- i like to go here. >> reporter: soon, the center's already vast amount of educational opportunities will be expanding in the form of new energy exhibit. it will teach kids how to go beyond the switch. >> what i call the ecosystem of energy. generation, distribution and contribution of electricity. >> reporter: what do you know about electricity? >> not much really. >> reporter: the exhibit is being funded by a $1.8 million grant, courtesy of exelon and constellation. >> if you catch kids when they're young, great things can happen. >> reporter: the science center's goal not only to teach kids something new, but to offer them an experience. and this new exhibit will be no different. >> when you can physically do
something, you're more apt to learn and retain that learning. >> reporter: the center hopes if it sparks an interest now, these kids will want a job in science later. and so far, their plan seems to be working. >> i like it. i want to be a scientist. >> reporter: monique griego, wjz eyewitness news. >> the new exhibit is expected to open within the next 18 to 24 months. >> looks like they had fun today. >> science is fun. do it here every day. let's take a look at temps and conditions around the region now. 83 degrees. humidity at 56%. south winds, barely moving. the barometer healding steady. come and back and take a look at a chance of showers after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
, we saw a little bit of everything today. >> we had rain. sun. showers. so far, we haven't had much in the way of thunder. but it was still ripossibility between now and, say, 8:00, 9:00, of picking up a thundershower. take a look at radar. a few cells popping up to the north and northwest of the region. but most of them seem to be moving away from the baltimore area.
eastern shore, they've died out completely now. one or two over portions of calvert county. biggest batch across portions of southwest virginia. but they're all moving to the northeast. very slowly. i'm not sure it's going to last long enough to get to the baltimore, washington area. but there's, as you can see, several cells down near laray. it may make it in here to d.c., by 7:30 or 8:00. whether they survive the trip all the way to baltimore, hard to say. but probably not at this point. 81 in easton. 69 in oakland. and just west of our area, it's much, much dryer out here. humidity has dropped. chances are pretty slim. from the baltimore area south and east, still pretty warm and humid. upper 70s to low 80s. and the dew point is high enough to support any thundershower activity. 80 in columbia. 75 in rock hall. and over on kent island, it's 76. they had a shower a little while ago. southerly winds for the most part. to the west of you, it's been a west wind.
west winds tend to dry out. when you get that west wind, it does tend to stop the thunderstorm threat. at least for the time being. but tomorrow, another front approaching us from the northwest. and we'll still have enough humidity around. instability. still could see a shower or thunderstorm this afternoon. this afternoon, a couple of areas ever rain to look at. this one over texas. a lot of thunderstorms down there. south of florida, activity. maybe the tropics could get active in the next couple of weeks. maybe in the next weekend, actually. to the east and north of us, a lot of rain today, moved through our region this morning. some areas north and west of baltimore. western baltimore county, almost 2 inches of rain. around the reisterstown area. but a lot of areas saw at least an inch. south and west of us now, there is activity developing. this can move toward our region yet tonight. before it dies out. still a chance. tomorrow, we'll see clouds and sun. there you see it over wisconsin this afternoon. could kick up another shower.
thursday, friday, into the weekend, looks absolutely beautiful this year for the preakness. southwest winds on the bay. 5 to 10 knots. bay temp in the mid-60s now. tonight, any showers or thundershowers will be over by 8:00 or 9:00. 62. tonight, back up in the low to mid-80s. and there is a risk of yet another shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon before it dries out. tomorrow night, thursday, friday, into the weekend. looks just great. >> we have the preakness coming up. thanks, bob. still ahead at 5:00. i'm alex demetrick. coming up, known as the nation's river. the potomac river is now declared the most dangerous in the region. that story as eyewitness news continues. highway murders mystery. two people shot to death after being pulled over. is a police impostor responsible? the trial is under way against a man accused of killing a popular glen burnie dentist. i'm weijia jiang in annapolis, with more on the state's shocking star witness coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
it is just before 5:30. 80 degrees and mostly sunny. good evening, everybody. and thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. a well-liked anne arundel county dentist, murdered in his own office. his assistant admits hiring a hitman to commit the crime. now, that hitman is on trial. wjz is live at the courthouse
in annapolis. weijia jiang with a dramatic twist. weijia? >> reporter: mary that, assistant is now the state's star witness against the hitman. she's expected to testify. and he's a member of her family. >> reporter: in 2006, dr. albert row was bludgeoned to death. police found the popular gun glen burnie dentist, inside his office, stabbed 39 times and beaten beyond recognition. >> the shock. i think we're having like a nightmare. that this is unbelievable. i mean, the family is traumatized. >> reporter: a grand jury indictment says row was killed at the hand of 25-year-old daunte jeter, whose trial is under way. jurors are expected to hear damning testimony against jeter from his own cousin, 37-year- old sean tay hickman. three months ago, the state's star witness pleaded guilty to murder in the case. the former receptionist said she paid jeter $1,000 to kill
her boss. the motive? also cash. hickman confessed to embezzling thousands of dollars from row. worried about getting hot, she ordered a -- getting caught, she ordered a hit. hickman agreed to take the witness stand in exchange for a shorter sentence of her own. 40 years in jail. >> reporter: hickman is expected to testify first thing in the morning. police believe there were two others involved in the attack. and if she reveals more information about who they are, her sentence could be reduced even more, to 30 years. we're live in annapolis. weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> weijia, thank you. this case sat cold for four years until police found a fingerprint at the scene, linking them to jeter. >> a court appearance for the man accused of murdering a fast food restaurant manager, jacinta ayala was gunned down inside this burger king in frederick in march of 2011.
jose mejia varela. he is already serving a federal sentence for reentering the united states, illegally, after being deported in 2009. an horrific scene. a mother is accused of killing four of her children, before turning the gun on herself. police say three of the children went to a next-door neighbor for help. when their mother called them back and killed them. all of the victims range in age from 12 to 17. port st. john is about 15 miles west of cape canaveral. we are following breaking news. police on the scene of a suspect, barricaded in an old hospital. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene. captain mike perry above it with more. >> reporter: first of all, we've learned, this is the old grounds of spring grove state hospital, off of wade avenue, on the west side, south of frederick road. baltimore county. this occurred around 4:00 this afternoon. they received a call of a breaking and anti-ing in -- and
entering in progress. on old spring grove property. apparently this old building, there were two people inside, allegedly taking copper from the building. now, when this occurred, both state police and county police arrived on the scene. apparently, one person was taken into custody, immediately. they think a second person escaped from police. but they thought he was inside the building. and they have been maintaining a cordon around the exterior of the building. you see right now, baltimore county police, k-9 and state police k-9 are searching the grounds. they have been searching inside of this building. we understand there were hazmat crew called here earlier. because there are chemicals and asbestos stored inside of these buildings. so they were here to assist the police with their search. but it looks like things are beginning to wind down. there's still about a half a dozen police cars, maryland state trooper cars and county police, around the outside of this, not used section of
spring grove state hospital. we have no word on whether the second suspect has been apprehended, although there was a police helicopter here moments ago. back to you. >> okay, captain mike. copper thefts in the news already this morning. a killer posing as a police officer. that's what real officers in mississippi think they're dealing with. denise is in the newsroom with the latest on the investigation. denise? >> reporter: so far, two people have been shot to death along mississippi highways. police suspect the killer is impersonating the police officer, pulling the victims over and then executing them. for now, police are telling concerned drivers to call 911 and confirm a traffic stop if they are being pulled over. so far, no witnesses have stepped forward with any information. and there is no evidence to suggest the victims were targeted or even knew each other. kai? >> reporter: police are not saying what type of gun is being used. the lone survivor of a fishing trip tragedy is now suing the princess cruise lines. passengers saw the stranded
boat and reported it to crews. but as brian todd reports, the ship never stopped to help. >> reporter: this is what the passengers saw. a disabled fishing boat, adrift in the pacific ocean. the passengers were on board the star princess, a massive cruise liner within the boat. one of the passengers who spotted it, judy meredith, described what he was doing. >> you could see him doing this, with his shirt. over and over and over. >> reporter: meredith and at least one other passenger, jeff gilligan, who took this photo, say they immediately notified a crew crewmember on the star cruise ship. they say that member visually confirmed the distressed boat on its own. but the cruise ship never stopped. >> reporter: while we were on the ship, the feeling of powerlessness because we would have liked to have somehow gone over there and rescued them. >> reporter: the three people on that disabled boat were growing more desperate by the
home. one of them, adrian vasquez, is suing for neglect. >> reporter: it was a really big boat. it was white. and had the name in red. >> reporter: his lawyers say vasquez survived by drinking rain water and eating rosh rot -- rot being fish-- roting fish. contacted by cnn, they say this was a case of unfortunate miscommunication. regretfully, the captain of the star princess was never notified of the passenger's concern. and if he had been, he would have had the opportunity to respond. i spoke with an attorney for vasquez. >> the princess cruise line statement says the captain was never notified. what does that mean, as far as you're concerned? >> well, the fact that the captain wasn't notified. is an admission of gross negligence on their part, the captain should have been told whatever any crewmember was told about this distressed vessel. there's a rule in admiralty,
you must go up your chain of command. >> reporter: and that attorney says he believe the cruise ship didn't stop because it was scheduled to make a port of call and didn't want to risk losing money. the spokesperson says that assertion is absolutely false. a school bus driver is charged for a nasty accident in illinois. take a look at the scene in highland. police say the driver was going too fast, when he slammed into the back of a semi, stopped in a construction zone. the 12-year-old girl suffered a broken leg. considering the damage, however, police say it is fortunate there were no more serious injuries or deaths. the head of jp morgan chase will hang on to his title as chairman of the board. danielle nottingham reports, he went to explain $2 billion in losses to shareholders. as the fbi launches a preliminary inquiry into the badge's trades. >> reporter: protestors greeted morgan chase ceo diamond.
inside, diamond survived the vote that would have stripped him of his chairmanship of the country's largest bank. this comes after diamond disclosed a $2 billion dreiding loss. >> -- dividing loss. >> what do we always do? learn from our mistakes and fix them. >> reporter: the justice department has opened a preliminary inquiry, to determine if federal law was broken. >> reporter: two years ago, congress passed financial reform, but much of it has yet to take effect, including the so-called volcker rule, designed to make banks prevent risky trade for profit. >> reporter: secretary timothy geithner pointed to chase as a reason to strengthen regulations. >> i'm very confident that we'll be able to come out as tough and as photography as needs -- effective as need to be. >> reporter: some lawmakers say the fact that chase survived the $2 billion loss without
needing a bailout, shows there is no need for further regulation. >> we know we will have invested in regulatory agencies, very significant new powers, as a result. >> wall street watchers say the bad trades chase made are still out there. so the bank's $2 billion loss is likely to grow even larger. in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> jamie diamond, the ceo for chase, also won a shareholder endorsement of his $23 million pay package. time nufor -- now for a quick look at the baltimore sun. a look at the logistics involved. find out where local chefs go to eat when they're not working. and maryland is gaining national reputation as a proving ground for horse racing's best jockeys. for all of these stories and a whole lot more, read the baltimore sun. and remember to look for the updated forecast, from wjz's first warning weather team.
he broke racial barriers, on and off the baseball diamond. now, the legacy of jackie robinson lives on. jessica kartalija reports, one student is being honored for overcoming his own challenges. >> reporter: jackie robinson broke racial barriers when he became the first black baseball player since the 1800s. his debut put an end to segregation in professional baseball. now, 40 years after his death -- >> this breaks through an important barrier for those effects by learning disability. >> reporter: seventh grader, hunter youngblood, a student in charles county is following robinson's lead. >> i'm glad that i inspired some of the kids with my story. >> reporter: hunter writes of his own struggle with a learning disability that affects his memory. >> i had to study a lot more than other kid toss get the stuff -- -- kids to get the information, like for a test, for example. >> reporter: his story won a national essay contest, called
breaking barriers in sports, in life. jackie robinson's daughter, sharon, is an educational programming consultant, with major league baseball. >> it helps with kids in personal expression. their writing skills. it's a national essay contest. so they get national recognition. >> reporter: hunter was awarded a brand-new computer. his teacher calls him an inspiration. >> so many students have personal barriers that they 32 i -- try to overcome on a daily basis. and this gives them an opportunity to express themselves, to write it down. >> reporter: sharon robinson tells wjz, teaching kids to overcome challenges spreads her father's legacy. >> it's so important for kids to understand. >> reporter: hunter will be recognized on the field here at camden yards, just before tonight's orioles-yankees game. jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you, jess. congratulations, hunter. jackie robinson was inducted
into the baseball hall of fame, in 1962. >> so he gets the computer, which is amazing. and will be on the field tonight. he deserves it. honor well deserved. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. trouble. a man nearly killed after being bitten by a rattlesnake at wall mart. -- wal-mart. your preakness outlook, headed our way. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. here's today's report from wall street. ♪
despite a cleanup that has taken decades. potomac has become declared the most endangered river in america. the reason is pollution, mixing with politics. >> reporter: the mountain streams that feed the potomac river eventually carry more than water. in rural areas, fertilizer, and animal waste, wash off the land. in urban areas, rain carries pollutants off hard surfaces in the waterways. >> so all of that contributes to excess nutrients, which continues to give the potomac a problem. >> reporter: but the river
running past the capital used to be in worst shape. >> president johnson in the 1960s called it a national disgrace. >> the nitrogen and phosphorous are the focus of a sewage cleanup. so why would american rivers call the potomac the nation's most endangered? >> i think it's meant to bring attention to the fact that this is the nation's river. it goes through the capital. and members of congress drink from it. and to point out there are plans in congress to undermine aspects of the clean water act. >> reporter: declaring it endangered isn't just about pollution. it's also about politics. >> there are clearly major decisions we made this year, in congress, that could roll back the progress we've seen over the last four years. >> reporter: alex demetrick, week eyewitness news. >> in the past, a group, american rivers, has also
designated the susquehanna river as endangered. a mix of sun and clouds. a live look outside right now. are we in store for any more rain? and how is the rest of the week looking? meteorologist bernadette woods and bob turk are updating the first warning forecast. >> we have chances of thunderstorms as we head through the evening hours. but tomorrow, morning, we'll see fog. otherwise, a mix of sun and clouds. ask we warm it up tomorrow. up to 85 degrees. there is a chance for a shower or thunderstorm as we head through tomorrow afternoon and evening. after that, though, some really nice weather settles in. here's bob with that. >> reporter: looks like smooth sailing. tomorrow night, dry air moves in. down in the 50s again. thursday, friday, saturday, and sunday. look at this. 76, 48. 77, 50. 79, 53. on preakness saturday. should be just dry, very pleasant. a little warmer. and maybe a little humid sunday. 80, 56. nice weather, after the risk of a thundershower tonight and
again tomorrow. kai? >> all right, bob. thank you. a snake takes a chunk outside of a man's hand, inside a wal-mart in washington. he brushed what he thought was a stick out of the way. and to his surprise, it was actually a rattlesnake. the animal sank his fangs into the fan before he could get away. >> i reached down to grab it. it turned around and got me. and i went to sling it off. and it stayed on. i had to sling it off twice. and when it hit the ground, it hurled off. i jumped all over the snake, stomped it, stomped it dead. >> wow. craig was treated with aspect venin. -- antivenin. it is not clear if the snake had been traveling with the shipment of mulch. check in with eyewitness news at 6:00. for all new stories, vic is in the newsroom with more. >> of course, we'll keep you updated on the breaking news. suspects apparently breaking in. a live update from the scene. violence in the inner
harbor. what police are doing to prevent it. and... what happens when bullying goes viral? i'm denise koch. cyber bullies out of control. and what can be done to stop them? that story coming up. check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news. now back to you. in tonight's healthwatch, the first at home hiv test could soon be available for consumers. teresa garcia reports for wjz, fda advisers are considering whether to recommend it for approval today. >> reporter: the in-home hiv test, takes just 20 minutes. a person swabs the upper and lower gums. if hiv antibodies are present, a line appears on the test, along with a line that shows the test is working, similar to a home pregnancy test. >> it's another option for people to know their hiv status, to perhaps test more frequently, and to do so in the
comfort ask privacy of their home. >> reporter: officials show the test is 93% accurate, identifying people who are hiv positive. the fda standard is 95%. and government advisers say this test would miss about 3800 people with hiv each year. the home kit was better in determining people who didn't have hiv. it was correct 99% of the time. >> reporter: it's estimated that about 1.2 million people are infected with hiv in the u.s. and about 240,000 of them don't know it. >> reporter: many hope this test will prevent new invection of fections. but -- infections. but some are concerned about people who test positive without a doctor nearby. >> you probably have lots of questions. there's no one around to help you answer them to comfort you, to reassure you. to tell you that care is available. to talk to you about prognosis. >> reporter: the company says they've created a customer support center that would help those consumers with questions
and next steps, 24 hours a day. in los angeles, teresa garcia, wjz eyewitness news. there are other hiv tests that patients can do at home. but they require a blood sample that needs to be sent to a lab. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. the orioles and the yankees getting ready to play at camden yards. >> sports director mark viviano joins us live from the ballpark. hi, mark. beautiful night for baseball. the rain is gone. the sun is out. but as you mentioned, the bad news, the yankees are still here. they have been tough to beat here at the ballpark. we'll hear from one of the newest orioles who will take a shot at the boys at the bronx as eyewitness news continues. ,,
it is the final game on a long home stand for the o's. they wrap it up against the yankees tonight. sports director mark viviano joins us live with the latest. at least it's a nice night out there right now. >> reporter: beautiful night, after they played on a rainy night last night. you mentioned final game of the home stand. o's tonight, will hit the road for a trip to kansas city. and what is interesting and
unusual, is that the orioles actually have a better road record at this point in the season than they do at home. birds are 3-5 on this current home stand. and we've seen a lot of roster turnover in this past week. one of the new guys to emerge is rookie outfielder xavier avery. got his first major league hit against the yankees last night. it was a double if the first inning. the first of his two hits. avery is an outstanding athlete. he's from atlanta, was a standout football player. could have played football at the university of georgia. but he chose baseball. and now he's a big leaguer. >> i've always loved baseball, you know. football is a real physical sport. i feel like i can play longer in this game. you know, the fact that this game is so hard, that's the reason why i love it so much. it's very challenging. it's the hardest game in the world to play in my opinion. so you know, that's kind of one of the reasons. >> reporter: well, we won't
push him to do a deion sanders, but if the ravens are interested, he's not far away. double and triple. drove in his first major league run with that triple. he's back in the lineup tonight. and batting 9th. avery facing a test if he hits against yankees, cc sabathia. you can see it on masn. more on the orioles next hour. they have been hit with a lot of injuries. that's why avery got a chance to play. plus, another basketball player decides to leave the university of maryland. and we're counting you down to preakness. i'll have those stories and more on eyewitness news at 6:00. back to you for now. a makeshift geyser brings traffic to a standstill in california. take a look at this. witnesses say two cars crash into a fire hydrant in los angeles, sending hundreds of gallons of water into the air. the force of the hydrant caused significant damage to a nearby gas station and shut down traffic for more than two hours. one person was hurt. no word on what caused that
crash. and still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. growing concern about violence in and around the inner harbor. i'm mike hellgren. the outrage, and the potential chilling effect on tourism. so, ah, your seat good? got the mirrors all adjusted? you can see everything ok? just stay off the freeways, all right? i don't want you going out on those yet. mmm-hmm. and just leave your phone in your purse. i don't want you texting, all right? daddy...ok! ok, here you go. be careful. thanks dad. call me -- but not while you're driving. ♪ [ dad ] we knew this day was coming. that's why we bought a subaru. ♪
people visiting our area? wjz is live with the latest. explosive new evidence. new details go public in the uva lacrosse murder trial, inside the courtroom. are we done with the rain? don't miss the updated first warning forecast. check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> wjz eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now. hello, everyone. i'm vic carter. >> and i'm denise koch. here's what people are talking about tonight. >> updating the breaking news in baltimore county. police are on the scene of a suspect barricaded inside a county hospital. >> reporter: it occurred around 4:00 this afternoon. police called to