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too low, too slow. investigators piecing together the final moments before the crash of asiana airline flight 214. >> hi, everybody. i'm mir mare -- mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. pilot error. that saturday early focus of the investigation into the deadly airplane crash in san francisco. also, investigators today say they found parts of the airplane in the water, off of the san francisco bay. a piece of the tail was found in the water. and wjz is live there now. bigad shaban has the very latest on the investigation, as it today focuses on the pilot and some of his inexperiences. let's go live to bigad. >> reporter: investigators are not only working to determine the cause of the crash, but also whether a separate accident may be to blame for the death of one of the teenage passengers. >> reporter: for passengers, flying into san francisco international airport, the wreckage of asiana flight 214 is a difficult sight to miss.
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miss. federal investigators are interviewing all four pilots who were on board, including the man reportedly at the controls when the plane made a crash-landing. according to asiana airlines, he's logged close to 10,000 hours as a pilot, but just 43 hours on the boeing 747. and it was his first time landing that type of plane at this airport. >> when we interview those four crewmembers, we're going to get a lot more details there activities, about their work, about their training, about who was the pilot flying, who was the pilot in command. >> reporter: data shows the plane came in too slow and too low, before the tail hit a sea wall along the runway and broke off. passenger ben levy thought the landing was being aborted. >> i thought maybe we would go back up and start flying again. but we went back down again. so it was, as i said, it felt like slow motion. >> reporter: family members of the two teen passengers who
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died are coming here in triumph. the two girls were found outside the plane. but investigators say the crash may not have been what killed one of them. >> reporter: autopsies are being performed to deform determine -- to determine if an emergency truck hit one of the girls as it raced to the scene. >> as you can imagine, it's a very dynamic environment. trying to rescue somewhere in the realm of 1500. >> trying to piece together the cause of the accident. >> reporter: and autopsies on the two teens are scheduled to take place today. and already this afternoon, a representative with the san francisco fire department acknowledged a safety apparatus may have actually hit one of the victims on the tarmac. but he wouldn't offer any further information. live in san francisco, i'm bigad shaban. now, back to you. >> all right, bigad, thank you. investigators say they are quite certain that weather did not play a factor in the crash. well, we are following some
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breaking news here. a truck fire shuts down i-95 in the city. captain jeff long is live with more on the situation. >> reporter: here's a look at i- 95 now. it's got a couple of lanes moving on the left-hand side here, past this tanker truck. now, what happened here earlier today, around 3:00, apparently the brakes on the back of this tanker caught fire, causing the tires to catch fire as well. and the fire department arrived on scene, and they dealt with this fire. but it took them a little while to get it out. they got the fire out. and then the fire started again while we were on scene earlier today. and they put more water on it. now, a baltimore city fire department is on scene, hazmat is on scene. and we just saw the wrecker show up. so they're beginning to get this truck out of the way here pretty soon. like i say, only two left-hand lanes getting by. traffic i-95, southbound, approaching caton avenue, is backed up several miles and 395 out of the city backed up as
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well. reporting live from sky eye chopper 13, i'm captain jeff long. back to you. >> and kristy breslin will have much more on how this is impacting traffic in just a moment. we saw long lines of cars there. >> reporter: defense attorneys for george zimmerman are attacking prosecution assertions that trayvon martin is the one yelling for help on that 911 call, the night he was shot and killed. susan mcginnis reports from the courthouse in sanford, florida. >> reporter: the defense called several friends of george zimmerman. each one took the stand. and each said they believed it's his voice on this 911 call, screaming for help. [ screaming ] >> so you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> chose voice is this? >> george zimmerman's voice. >> definitely georgey's. >> no doubt in my mind that is george zimmerman. >> reporter: on friday,
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zimmerman's mother and uncle testified the screams were zimmerman's. the defense claims the neighborhood watchman shot trayvon martin in self-defense after the teen attacked him. but the family of martin believes it was his. the case >> reporter: the case could turn on the deadsly screams. >> reporter: during cross- examination, prosecutors pointed out that sondra osterman wrote a book about the case, with the proceeds going to george zimmerman. they spent thousands, buying zimmerman clothing for the trial and supporting his defense fund. >> since you contributed on his behalf, you want to believe it is george zimmerman, correct? >> it is george zimmerman. >> zimmerman's best friend said he helped choose the gun. he said to buy the weapon because it could be fired easily if he needed to defend himself.
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in sanford, florida. >> zimmerman faces life in prison if convicted. baltimore county police arrest a man for murder on the 4th of july. police say 45-year-old seiko harris stabbed antoine harris thursday. they believe it centers around a woman. harris is being held without bail right now. well, wjz is learning more about a motorcycle accident that killed a member of the ravens' co-ed stunt cheerleading team. 27-year-old deon bag bee died on frederick when a volkswagen made a turn in front of him. bagby's motorcycle hit the passenger's side of the car. he was selected as a member of the ravens' coed stunt team in march. take a look at the scene along liberty road, where construction crews are working
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out in these difficult conditions. at least they are in a bit of shade there. not much, though. not the case for this landscaper in north baltimore. with a lawn mower, he's out there. and in steamy conditions. and a live look outside now. all things being equal, it is not as unpleasant as the past few days. meteorologist chelsea ingram is updating the first warning forecast. it's all relative, chelsea, at this point. >> you're exactly right, mary. in fact, temperatures have not been as warm as they have been over the past four days. on the cool side, we've had some extra cloud cover across the day today. and westerly wind. we've got a few thunderstorms across the region. very spotty in nature. nothing severe at this time. and in fact, they've started to die down the further east they go. we've got one located over on the eastern shore. that's bringing a few heavy downpours to areas just south of elkton. so we're talking about the chesapeake area.
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otherwise, we're looking pretty good, near the metro. temperatures, as i mentioned, were on the cooler side. 87, d.c. dew point at 65. humidity still noticeable. and we do have our third named storm of the season. tropical storm shan tal. this is the 11:00 a.m. update. you can see that right around tuesday, it's going to be near the lesser antilles. and as we head into saturday, it's going to edge closer and closer into florida. is this something we're going to be worrying about? well, that is a huge possibility. of course, it is still very far out to give you deterministic or discreet type of forecast. however, this storm, as you can see, our spaghetti model is showing a pathway, likely moving up the atlantic seaboard. that's something we'll be updating you on, day by day, here in the first warning weather center. we'll have more coming up in a bit. over to you. >> okay, chelsea. thank you. and as wjz has been telling you, this heat is proving to be deadly. first warning weather coverage continues, with monique griego. she is out in the heat.
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well, the police in emergency rooms saw people with heat-related illnesses. >> reporter: crowds brave heat as temperatures soar past 90 degrees several days in a row. the city issued the first code red alert of the season. >> with prolonged high-heat days is that the risk for health consequences goes up. >> reporter: when it's this hot, any outdoor activities can be dangerous. in howard county, last week marked the first heat-related death. and health leaders say code red is all about letting people know they have to change their habits. >> reporter: code red is a way for us to signal we need to alter our habits. so code red reminds people to stay cool. -- stay hydrated, stay in touch. >> reporter: in baltimore, in arlington, two babies died in two separate incidents, after being left in a hot vehicle. >> even if it's not a code red
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day, the heat builds up in cars. and unfortunately, we see tragedies like we saw recently. >> reporter: saturday, health officials say nearly half of all emergency room visits were heat-related. doctors warn everyone to limit activity, stay hydrated, and check on the most vulnerable, which include the very young and the elderly. monique griego, wjz eyewitness news. >> and because it is not hot enough today, cooling centers are not open. more breaking news right now. another serious car accident. sky eye chopper 13 over the scene with more on this situation. >> where are you, captain jeff? >> we're on 95. at this time, we're on 95 northbound, right after 395, before south hanover street. four vehicles involved in this accident. one of them, a maryland department of transportation authority police vehicle. looks like it may have been involved in traffic stop prior to the accident. but four vehicles, cutting off all but two lanes.
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traffic squeezing by on the right-hand side. and backups continue because the other accident that -- fire that we had earlier, had already impacted both south and northbound i-95. reporting live from sky eye chopper 13. i'm captain jeff long, back to you. >> on a monday. thank you. we will have more on how this is impacting everyone in just a minute. the condition of teresa heinz-kerry, the wife of secretary of state john kerry, is improving. jessica has the latest on her health. >> reporter: teresa heinz-kerry is in fair condition after being upgraded from critical. she was first taken from her nantucket home to a regional hospital. she is undergoing further evaluation. a spokesperson released a statement that her family is with her, and they are all touched by the outpouring of well wishes. according to reports, heinz- kerry had symptoms consistent with a seizure. she was treated for breast cancer in 2009. all right, jessica, thank
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you. and heinz-kerry is the heir to the heinz ketchup fortune. how is the rush hour shaping up so far? for all of those people on 95, not so good. let's check in with kristy breslin at traffic control. >> definitely a rocky start out there for everyone on 95. and it doesn't help that these accidents are pretty close in location. let's go to one on southbound 95, around 3:00 today, we had a tanker that caught fire. and the problem there is that we have two of the left lanes blocked off. only two right lanes getting by at this time. so you can expect a significant delay. the best way to get around that would be to take 295 at this point. also, for northbound 95, we have another accident there, approaching hanover street. a lot of activity in that direction as well. expect significant delays. right now, they're going back to 895. other accidents that we have this afternoon, in westminster. 97, closed between old hanover road and cemetery lane. we also had liberty road at offet road, closed due to a
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crash. as far as delays go, another part of 95 that is going to be a problem this afternoon. some slow traffic there, from 32 past 100. and as far as the beltway goes, on the west side inner loop, just stop and go there, past 70. top side inner loop, not doing too bad. just a minor slowdown as you make your way towards dulaney valley road. let's take a look at traffic there. heavy traffic there. because of both accidents, that's 95 south of caton avenue. as we mentioned, take 295, that would be the best way to get around. this traffic report is brought to you by subway. back by popular demand, the orchard chicken salad. $5 for a footlong or chopped salad. try one today. subway, eat fresh. back to you. retired ravens' legend, ray lewis, helps in the creation of a new football ad, for underarmour. ♪ [ music ] ♪[ music ] >> come on, mang! ♪[ music ] >> the baltimore-based company
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tragedy in canada. the latest that massive train explosion that has dozens of people still missing today. and are we in store for another hot week? stick around for the updated first warning weather forecast, with chelsea. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it is definitely partly cloudy out there. 84 degrees. complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. an investigation is under way into what sparked an explosion in wisconsin that left two people hospitalized. neighbors say they smelled gas, but the cause has not officially been determined. fire crews say it happened sunday. two people were pulled from the wreckage and taken to the hospital. a woman suffered burns. and a man was taken to the hospital unconscious. no word their conditions this afternoon. well, a decent start to the week on wall street. [ stock bells ringing ]
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the markets finished in positive territory. let's take a look at those numbers. dow was up 89. s&p up 9. and nasdaq is up 5, i think. not 9. pu5. let's go to new york right now, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. >> reporter: investors will be being looing at earnings reports due this week. aluminum producer alcoa kicks things off today, when it announces results after the close of trading. profits at u.s. companies are expected to slow but remain near record levels. a group of 70 clothing inspectors plan to inspect factories in bangladesh. the group includes swedish retailer h&m. stores and clothing makers put increasing pressure to step up oversight, following a building collapse in april that killed more than 1,000 garment workers. chinese home buyers are flooding the u.s. housing market, especially california. the national association of
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realtors says in the past year, more than half the homes sold to foreigners in california went to chinese buyers. and nearly 70% are paying for those homes in cash. billionaire investor warren buffett is feeling generous. he's giving five charities more than $2.6 billion. about $2 billion is going to the bill and melinda gates foundation. the rest will be split between buffet's foundation and the rest. that's your money watch. for more, go to in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. coming up on wjz's eyewitness news at 4:00, mentally unstable, or just rude? we won't believe who amanda bynes is attacking on twitter now. we're ready for relief from the heat. stick around for the updated first warning weather forecast. wjz 13 is always on. for the top stories on for instant updates and first warning weather all the time, click
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all right. let's go ahead and take a look at our temperatures. honestly, not as warm as it has been the past couple of days. around 84 degrees now in
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baltimore. 85 in hagerstown. 87 in ocean city. a lot cooler as you head out towards western maryland. dew point is still sit around 65 degrees though. so humidity is noticeable. though it really isn't as bad as it has been. in the past couple of days. now, winds have shifted a bit. they got a westerly component. and we've got breezy conditions now. they've picked up, too. around 10 miles per hour in baltimore. 20 miles per hour in elkton. so that's making things feel a little cooler out there, believe it or not, and more bearable. satellite. the big picture of what's going on. we still have a the love precip -- a lot of precipitation. all the way up into the great lakes. now issue what's going on here, we've got an upper-level trough that is going to finally start to push out of the region. just off the coast of carolinas. still continuing to see it in that tropical moisture. so we'll still be steamy into your tuesday, with possibility for afternoon thunderstorms as high pressure turns turns that air towards us.
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it's going to take that convection or the surface heating from the sunshine tomorrow to send that air up and ignite the few showers or thunderstorms. taking you through a few times for your wednesday. we'll still have moisture and stability available. i want you to pay attention now. cold front moving in. and will be bringing us cooler air. and a more pleasant air mass that we'll be dealing with. but we'll have to deal with pretty strong showers and thunderstorms, wednesday into thursday, before it makes its way here. we're around 83 degrees on the bay. winds out of the south, between 5 and 10 knots. for tonight, what you can expect. temperatures around 68 degrees. we'll have a thunderstorm possible early. then we're going to be partly cloudy. and as we head into tomorrow, humidity still sticking around. a partly sunny thunderstorm or two possible in the afternoon. temperatures around 90 degrees. so we're not going to be extremely hot. still above normal for this time of year.
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>> we're used to it. 90 is really not bad. >> and i'm okay with it. >> i know. we have to, right? that's what summer is around here. >> exactly. don't miss the cbs primetime lineup. tonight at 10:00, it is a brand new episode of the hit summer drama, "under the dome," followed by eyewitness news at 11:00. still ahead on eyewitness news at 4:00. focus on safety. remarkably few deaths in the san francisco plane crash. how technology and science are saving lives. turmoil in egypt. the latest on the protests growing more violent. and speaking out for the first time, hear from the only survivor of that elite firefighting unit of arizona. firefighting unit of arizona. eyewitness n,, this summer, long island and new york state beaches are back and open for business. firefighting unit of arizona. eyewitness n,, with miles of waves to surf. with brand new attractions that will have you
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84 degrees. mostly cloudy. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm denise koch. vic is off today. and here's what we're talking about. dozens of people are missing after a train derails and explodes in canada, just 10 mights from the u.s. border. at least five are dead. mike armstrong has the latest on this disaster. >> reporter: fires continue to smolder two days after a massive fire, caused by a train derailment, all but destroyed the heart of this picturesque town of 6,000. >> it looks like a war zone here. a large part of the downtown has been destroyed. it is just really terrible. there's been loss of life as we know it. >> parked near quebec. the conductor says he secured the train's brakes before going to a hotel for the night. company officials say it appears the cars became loose and rolled seven miles downhill. the train derailed and
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exploded. the giant fireball flattened. much of the small downtown around 1:00 in the morning. >> i lost everything. i don't have nobody here. >> reporter: the cause of the accident remains unknown. but in a statement, the montreal main and atlantic rail company, said that the train was parked overnight, running. but the engine was shut down, subsequent to the departure of the engineer, who had handled the train but may have resulted in the release of the air brakes. at least 30 buildings have been destroyed. and officials say it may be days before the extent of the damage is realized. >> now, about a third of the community of 6,000 was forced from their homes by the explosion and the flames. well, for the first time, we are hearing from the sole survivor of that elite firefighting unit, killed by a raging wildfire in arizona. mary is in the newsroom with more on what he has to say. >> reporter: brendan mcdonogh took to the stage for a
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fundraiser for the victims of the fire. the 19 other firefighters became trapped and then died when the fire suddenly shifted direction. mcdonogh says the community -- thanked the community for rallying around them. >> not only the town but a nation all coming together. and i want to say thank you and i love every single one of you. >> it touches my heart. because my heart goes out for him. i can't imagine what he feels. >> reporter: the arizona diamondbacks presented mcdonogh with a donation of $400,000 for the families of those fallen firefighters. denise, back to you. >> thank you very much, mary. and that wildfire has since been contained. federal investigators remain on the scene of that horrible plane crash in san francisco. so far, they have determined asiana airlines, flight 214, was traveling significantly below the speed it should have been during its approach. the crew tried to abort just before it smashed into the
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runway. amazingly, of the 307 people on board, only two died. terrell brown reports for wjz on the role science and engineering played in saving lives. >> reporter: it could be a miracle that only two people died on asiana 214. or could it also be physics? the plane crashed while attempting to land, which meant it was flying low and slow. >> if it was going at a much faster rate, there could have been more of an impact force that might have actually pulled that aircraft apart. >> reporter: it was an approach and landing crash, the most common kind. just three months ago, this lion air, boeing 737, smashed into the pacific ocean other during a landing in bally, indonesia. in 2008, a british airways, boeing 737, touched down short of a runway at london's heathrow airport. and in 2005, an air france air bus, a340 crashed and caught fire. in all three crashes, there
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were zero fatalities. >> if we're creating miracles every day, you could call it that. but really, this is due to the fact of good design engineering and great crews there to evacuate the airplanes. >> reporter: despite the tremendous forces of impact, the fuselages of these airplanes stayed largely intact. that was by design. plane interiors were also designed with safety in mind. seats don't come loose during a crash. and it buys passengers time in case of a fire. in fact, now, they are designed so that even if half the exits are blocked, everyone can get out in 90 seconds. >> we are now trained that if this were to happen in new york or paris or london, you would see the same response. >> reporter: terrell brown, new york. >> reporter: now, during the descent, the pilots never discussed a problem with the plane or its positioning until it was too late. baltimore police are looking at a deadly stabbing at
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a bar in arbutus. the flight broke out at the fish head cantina. when officers arrived, they found john bowman of hale thorpe, suffering several stab wounds am he died after being rushed to the hospital. police are interviewing several witnesses. so far, they have made no arrests. an unusual barricade situation for police in anne arundel county. that -- they say this man, david rupert, was in his mother's home. and was wanted on outstanding warrants. a tactical team was called in and rupert became combative. he was subdued with a taser and now faces a number of charges. well, dozens of people killed in protest in egypt. and the military and supporters of the country's former president, both blame the other side for the violence. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from washington. supporters of ousted president mohammed morsi prayed. and protested in cairo, after a
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deadly confrontation with egyptian police and soldiers. >> military coup. we will bring it down, even if it costs our life. >> reporter: members were fighting between the muslim brotherhood and egyptian army. the muslim brotherhood wants to see egypt's first democratically-elected president back in power and says this was an unprovoked attack. the military says they fired first, and pointed to this video as evidence. >> reporter: the obama administration is condemning the violence and will not take sides. the white house says it will take more time to determine whether to call morsi's ouster a military coup. >> tens of thousands had legitimate arguments. and they do not believe this was a coup. >> reporter: former secretary of state adviser, john alderman, says the u.s. has an
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interest in keeping aid flowing to one of the strongest allies in the region. >> the law says if there is a military coup, the u.s. has to cut off aid. there is a coup. and the readministration-- administration is not wanting to cut off funding. >> reporter: egypt's interim president calls to an end to the violence. he is trying to steer the country. in a new direction. >> now, the u.s. say its is still committed to giving $1 billonnion -- billion in aid to egypt this year. fort meade. the court-martial of army private bradley manning. he is accused of leaking a massive amount of secrets. the defense opened by showing video of a u.s. helicopter attack in baghdad, which it claims dozens of analysts had access to. well, our string of warm, humid summer days continues. a live look outside now. not nearly as unbearable as it
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has been the last few days. we have weather and traffic. bob turk is here with the updated numbers from first warning weather. >> quite a bit cooler than yesterday. still rather humid. and a few pop-up showers. very widely scattered. take a look at radar. we have one little cell that just developed east of the city now. close to aberdeen proving ground. this right here, kind of moving off to the east and northeast. a little cell. may have a little gusty winds with it just southeast of the air field there. east of edgewood. aberdeen, moving off to the northeast. so it may be affecting some folks up in perhaps cecil county. the rest of the region is very, very quiet really. not much going on around central maryland. they're all one little light shower, north of the maryland- pennsylvania border. and a few out there by hancock, washington county. look like most of the region will stay dry tonight. still rather humid. but temperature-wise, it's a lot cooler than yesterday. only 84 now. the dew point actually has
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dropped down to 65, which makes the 84 feel like 84 degrees. 87, warmer in ocean city. only 73 in oakland. looks like tomorrow, again, chances of thunderstorms in the afternoon. and probably a better chance of seeing slightly warmer temps here for wednesday. denise? >> thank you, bob. let's check on the roads with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. hi, kristy. hi, denise. hi, everyone. let's give you an update on the situation on 95. as you said, it's been a very rocky start. we had a tanker there that had caught fire. a lot of the lanes, two of them were blocked off. moments ago, they have reopened the travel lanes. this is on the shoulder. but you can expect slow traffic back from the tunnel. as far as northbound 95 goes. we still have the accident on hanover street, involving four vehicles. two right lanes are blocked. expect significant delays back to the beltway. in westminster, 97 remains closed between old hanover and cemetery lane. use halter road as your alternate. other accidents around the
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region. perring parkway at the beltway. liberty. north bradford at east bitdz. and as far as the delays around the beltway go, on the top side inner lop, slows down from charles street to dulaney valley road. west side inner loop, slight delay there. let's take a live look. as you can see, plenty of congestion there, particularly, 95 southbound at caton avenue. right near the scene of the earlier tanker fire. this traffic report is brought to you by erickson living. for fun, maintenance-free living. beautiful new apartment homes now available. visit erickson for more. making the most of a monument under repair. two years ago, an earthquake closed the washington monument to visitors. starting at sunset tonight, the washington monument will glow blue. it took five months to do it. but scaffolding totally encloses all of the washington monument. it's necessary to repair
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damage. ranger nicollette williams brought tourists down from the top. >> it was absolutely terrifying. it was shaking so violently, to have the mortar falling on your head. the fear was so high that i was sure that we were under attack. i didn't realize at first that it was an earthquake. >> reporter: it's been closed to tours ever since. although it's still news to a lot of tourists. >> no, i actually just heard about this. he told me about it. >> came all the way from georgia. they came from new jersey. so we were kind of disappointed a little bit. >> we understand they're disappointed. and we wanted to make it a little better looking than just scaffolding. >> reporter: so the park service commission, the special blue trim in the pattern of the monument. starting at sunset, 480 lights behind the scrim will turn on. >> they had sort of a blue taft. and it's going to be pretty. >> reporter: a kind of lemonade from the scene. but the monument is pretty impressive on its own. >> i told my wife, the picture
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of it with scoff -- scaffolding might be more impressive than without it. >> reporter: some of these cracked go all the way through the marble. so if they're going to inject epoxy, they have to make sure they have one person on one side and one on the other so they make sure it doesn't come out and stain the stone. because they're culturally and historically significant. so we want to get this right. >> the monument's blue lights will turn on every night at sunset, through next winter. repairs of expected to be complete by spring of 2013. see what happens when a whale surfaces near surfers. as important part of our recovery to celebrate. i think we need to have some fun together. and that's what we hope to do today. heartfelt tribute. the new york yankees have a special day for a newtown, connecticut site of a mass shooting. and cooler weather headed
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our way. bob is back with the updated first warning forecast coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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an elderly woman's car comes crashing through a store front, moments after she hits another car. it happened in melbourne, australia. police say the woman was backing out of a super market marking lot when she hit another car. she then accelerated into the front of the store. about 20 people were in the store at the time of the crash. but no one was injury. a 20-year-old central iowa man is found alive in montana in morn a week. he was doing research for a book. after failing to call home, his family became worried. he turned up at a gas station. he said he was staying at a park and told a friend to call, but the friend forgot.
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he says he plans to get home, hitch hiking and train hopping once again. it's been nearly seven months since the shootings at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. the tragedy took place about 70 miles from yankees stadium in new york city. the yankees are making sure the victims and those who have are not forgotten. today, the new york yankees, happy to celebrate newtown day at yankees stadium. >> reporter: they gave out four,000 tickets. family members, first responders. >> it's important to celebrate ask have fun together. and that's what we hope to do today. >> we remember the victims. >> before the first pitch, a moment of silence. with the names of those killed on december 14th, were shown on the stadium video screen. welcome to the newtown. >> reporter: that was followed
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by a performance of the national anthem, by the newtown children's choir. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: the town's police officers and firefighters provided a joint color buyer. yankees' manager, joe jirary. i think the families who went through so much. we do everything we can to be there for them. and this is something that has scarred their lives forever. and we can't forget that. and what was a beautiful day in new york was a touching distribute for the yankees stadium. jor glor, new york. -- jeff glor, new york. now, it killed 20 sixth graders and four adults in a matter of 6 1/2 minutes. amanda baines appears in a new york courtroom.
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her tweeting raises more eyebrows. earlier, we sent out a tweet, calling both president obama and first lady michelle obama ugly. she has since took the tweet down. she has criticized many others. she appeared in court for a preliminary hearing on more than charges. a late night makes for very upsite parents after a delayed justin bieber concert in destroin. fans didn't leave the arena until 11 therein 30. fans waited 90 minutes for the bebes. he finally took the stage around 10:05. parents, as you can imagine, were lived. -- livid. >> it's rude. it's ridiculous. i'm so angry. i have a four-hour trive to get home. and if i could, i'd wake him over my knee and give him a good one. >> once he took the stage,
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bieber ended up performing for about an hour and a half. peeber has showed up about two hours late for concerts in london, germany and dubai, earlier this year. in australia, a surfer is being recovered after being knocked off by a whale. you can see the whale's tail, hitting the man. he was knocked unconscious. the 32-footlong wail -- whale appeared to want to play with him. the sufferer is expected to be okay. my sentiments exactly. the automobile running of the bulls is in its second day in pamplona. there have been a lot of tripups and falls as the bulls run through the streets in spain. no goring. only four runners have been trampled, but none injured seriously. crowdscrowds have come out in droves.
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this is certainly not the dog days of summer. but that doesn't mean it's not warm or humid. bob turk has the updated first warning forecast coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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well, a perfect july day. >> actually, very close to exactly what it's supposed to be this time of year. >> normal. >> rather moist atmosphere. but about 5 or 6 degrees cooler than it was yesterday. most places were 90 plus. today, only in the 80s. just about normal. normal high is about 87. right now, we're only at 84 degrees. take a look at that number now. the dew point has actually come down to 65. it was high earlier. and winds now, the southwest at 10. barometer holding steady. 30.05 inches. currently, a pleasant 73 in oakland. 82, cumberland. the warmest place i could find, ocean city, away from the beach. 87. and 87 in d.c. there have been a couple of showers east of the city. one close to elkton.
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they are down to 38. temperature-wise, in oakland area. upper 70s to 80s. normal high is around 87. so we actually came in one or two degrees below average. kind of a nice breeze up in elkton. with that thunderstorm just passing them. there's one storm just east of the edgewood area. moving up toward portions of cecil county and northern county. may see that shortly. southwest winds here at 10. most have more of a westerly flow around the region. still moisture around the west. a lot of rain near chicago today. we have another batch of widely scattered shower activity in the ohio valley. looks like tomorrow, again, a chance of an afternoon shower or thundershower. i think a better chance comes wednesday and thursday with this system that is going to move across the ohio valley. it will give us, with a funnel system approaching, a better chance of thunderstorm activity. and could be locally strong. maybe by thursday. overnight tonight, still on the humid side for sure. cooler air, believe it or not. we're actually going to go below normal for a couple of
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days by the end of the week. but we'll have to deal with thunderstorm activity as well. quick look at the tropics. chantal, with 45, heading off to the west and northwest. expected to be a depression only when it reaches the bahamas. but may still bring plenty of rain to southeast florida. they're the latest tracks as you can see. south wind, s, 5 to 10 knots. bay temp around 83 degrees. it's really come up. tonight, then, a widely scattered thundershower in some spots. otherwise, partly cloudy sky. upper 60s. tomorrow, could get close to 90. all depends if the clouds come in sooner. another warm and pretty typical summer day. normal high is still 87. >> good. nice to be normal. thank you, bob. still to come tonight. too low, too slow. the crash-landing in san francisco that took the lives of two teens. ♪
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