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a tragic death. a father accused of shaking his baby could now face murder charges. good afternoon. here is what people are talking at
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today. a baby did die shortly after she was violently shaken. police and prosecutors say her father should be facing harsher charges. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon to everybody. that baby had been cling together -- clinging to life. now her father is expected to be charged with murder. >> 32-year-old damonte palmer confessed to shaking his daughter, 6 month old baby girl oh -- olivia. she died from several injuries, burns, a broken rib and bruising to her arm. police say he told them his daughter wouldn't stop crying, that's why he shook her. researchers are using a high -tech doll to
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demonstrate. >> throwing up, a high pitched cry like something was hurting him. i took him to the er. >> mom was stunned to hear her son had been shaken at a day care. he survived. just one of 15% of children make it through with no symptoms. typically the brain is injured when blood have vessels -- blood vessels break. now palmer is held without bond. >> reporter: because that baby has died prosecutors expect to upgrade the charges sometime today. >> thank you very much. oliv ishgs ia is the 5th juvenile to be killed this year. we have some breaking news to tell you about right now. a propane truck and tractor
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collided. firefighters just arrived on the scene. no word on my injuries. we have a -- on any injuries. we have a crew covering that story. the campaign consultant who sent out the 2010 election night robocalls is facing a huge fine. a civil judgement ordered julius henson a $1 million fine. it did not identify the candidate or party paying for it. earlier he was convicted of conspiracy. he will be sentenced on june 13th. state workers are hard at work verifying thousands of signatures from voters who want same sex marriage to be put on the ballot this november. ron matz is live in the news room with the latest on the night for marriage equality in the state. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon. ate peer ate a -- it appears the issue will be heading to the ballot. the state is verifying 100,000
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signatures. that's twice the number needed. the state has 20 days to verify all the signatures. same sex marriage has been struck down in every state on a ballot. back to you. >> a new poll says 57% of marylanders support same sex marriage. from the political climate to the weather outside. it feels cooler than yesterday. there are plenty of clouds following rain. what else can we expect today? we have complete coverage marty bass in the out back and bernadette woods in the weather center. >> good afternoon. this is a very slow moving front. some people are still deal being the rain. -- deal being the rain. you can see lower part of the eastern shore dealing with rain. this entire line will move out of sea. a chance for a couple thunderstorms to pop up.
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that chance is starting to lesson. as far as rainfall totals go, some places got a good dose of needed rain. 1.33 inches in columbia and sparks. the one that stands out is where records are officially kept at bwi marshall. only 0.12 inches of rain. incredible for what was coming down yesterday. temperature wise, it has gotten knocked down with this rain going through. 77 in baltimore right now. xhared -- compared to yesterday at this time, 10 to 15 degrees cooler. one of the reasons it's moving slow is because of what was beryl. it's flux waiting in intensity. we're going to send it out to marty. >> reporter: thank you very much. good afternoon. let's go to the tracking map of beryl. she's still headed out to sea. there's no surprises here. might go back to tropical storm
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status as she gets offshore into the gulf. beryl continuing to head straight out to sea. i want to show you first warning doppler weather radar. that moisture that sits off to our east is kind of starting to get incorporated into that rotation around the low. it may take a while to get off of the lower 50 corridor. everybody head off -- everything heads off to the east. does it get there quick enough to get early weekend rain in and out of here? bernadette woods will have those details shortly. the rutgers student convicted of spying on his roommate will report to jail tomorrow. it's not clear he will get out. a few hours ago dharun ravi gave up his right to
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remain free while pros -- prosecutors challenge his sentence. mitt romney begins a news phase of his run for the white house today. the former massachusetts governor finds himself in the middle of another controversy brought on by one of his biggest supporters. >> voters in the texas primary handed him enough delegates to become the gop nominee for president. in a statement romny said he is honored and humbled adding we will settle for nothing less than getting america back on the path to full employment and prosperity. the former governor will now spend the summer before the republican convention raising money and trying to convince voters president obama doesn't deserve a second term. >> we need to have presidents
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who understand how this economy works day-to-day, small business, middle size business, big business. i do. i want to use that experience to get us to work again. >> romney is dealing with con controversy. donald trump keeps questioning president obama's birth certificate although most accept he was born in hu -- hu hi. >> it -- supporters pout out a video. >> i have read about him. >> no, ma'am . >> the obama campaign issued a statement saying romney lacks the backbone to stand up to trump because, quote, he's so concerned about his lining his campaign pockets. >> romney has said -- previously said he believes president obama was born in the united states but has not directly addressed trump's
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latest comments. >> stay with wjz for complete coverage of campaign 2012. we will continue to bring you the latest on air and on line at wjz.com. the state of maryland is getting a waiver from the no child left behind act, the law that requires all students be proficient in reading and math. the obama administration is granting waivers to 14 states with promises to improve. waiver or not, baltimore county schools are being recognized for axeling. dr. joe says the recognition reflects a high level of student achievement. we have a school advisory. al eks xand der -- alexander hamilton is closing immediately because it has a power failure.
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still to come on wjz eyewitness news at noon, the violence in syria, more international fall out after dozens of civilians are executed. >> the search from life, the latest from italy after a second earthquake. >> another live look outside as we wait for some sunshine. your complete first warning weather forecast is still coming up. copd makes it hard to breathe,
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it is cloudy and 77. the complete forecast is still coming up. japan and turkey are joining the united states and other nations for expelling syrian diplomats. >> the united nations say they've discovered 13 more bodies in syrias. the victims had their hands bound and appear to be shot and close range. discuss an end to the violence. >> we are at the tipping point. the sir yrian people do not -- syrian people do not want their future to be one of bloodshed.
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>> hundreds of united nations monitors the trying to salvage a cease fire between the forces and opposition fighters. un investigators say 108 people were killed last friday, including 49 children. the un report blames the syrian government. it prompted them to expel syrian diplomats and renew calls for the president to step down. >> the world would be better off with the family out of there. the question is what comes next. >> the white house says all options are on the table, but it's still trying to work through diplomatic channels to stop the violence. >> we do not believe that military at right course of action. >> finding con send sesz at the un will be hard. russia and china have opposed tough action
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against syria. >> the government still denies any government blaming it on opposition terrorists and says it's launching its own investigation. the former head of liberia will spend the rest of his life in a jail cell. charles taylor was sentenced to 50 years today. he's the first head of state con inconsistented since world war ii. they si he -- say he was backing rebels. a second earthquake in italy. italy -- rescuers find signs of life. they say she had been buried alive for more than 10 hours. she's now recovering. others are not as fortunate. the death toll now stands at 17.
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welcome back. we do still have some rain in extreme southern parts of maryland. the front is trying to move away but it's hitting a wall because of beryl. here is the center of beryl trying to make it over the water. it's going to gain some strength probably becoming a tropical storm. this is bringing rain to parts of maryland. let's switch it over and show you how it's been working out. see the front trying to move off to the east. where it has cleared the sun is starting to. coout. it's some drier air -- starting to come up. it's some drier air moving our way. we are back 10, in some cases 15 degrees cooler than yesterday. you can see cooler air is moving our way. there are 40s and 50s coming down from the north. we dope think we're -- we don't think we're going to low for our highs. we've got the front and we've got beryl. the two are
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locked up right now but slowly they will both move off to the east. we're looking a nice days tomorrow. that will open up the path for beryl to keep moving off to the east. you can see all forecasts tracks, even though they intensify it keep it away from maryland and racing it out to sea. it's going to lose its tropical status quickly. by tomorrow sunshine returns. here comes the next storm. when things start moving that next storm is going to be allowed to move our way. we will see the clouds come in friday. a chance for thunderstorms friday into the early part of saturday. we know a lot going on on saturday. we're going to try and detail that as we get closer. today showers and thunderstorms coming to an end, clearing tonight, 59. tomorrow sunshine returning. sunny to partly cloudy, much drier, very comfortable day, about 82. we will have your five day coming up.
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>> looking forward to tomorrow. the oriels wrap up their time in toronto tonight and will go play the rays this weekend. you can see it live here on wjz 13. still to come, can giving people a little shock actually lower their blood pressure. what doctors are saying in health watch. >> remember wjz 13 is always on for you. here are some stories we're following on our website. for constant updates and that first warning forecast go,,,,,,,
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in today's health watch, zapping the nerves may lower high blood pressure. doctors are testing treatment that threads a device into the kidneys to shock nerves. researchers believe turning off those nerves can bring down high blood pressure. the procedure is still in the testing phase. >> check back in with wjz news today at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. we have a crew on the way to the breaking news about the propane and truck cash. >> child abuse turning fatal. we will have the latest on any addition al charges being filed. that's today at 4:00 right after
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welcome back. the critical timing of shower activity as we end the week and start the weekend. 77 saturday, slow clearing. 78 sunday. 78 on monday. >> we know this weekend's events are very important.
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