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because of heat. they are cooling it down with water where temperatures exceeded 12 # degrees. -- 122 degrees. now "good morning maryland." >> reporter: a family of 7 dead after a horrific crash near the bronx zoo in new york. new information on the crash coming up. >> reporter: they are rebuilding the mount washington tavern one brick at a time. a live report on how to be a part of this historic landmark. >> aing about announcement for the new -- a big announcement for the circulating. how -- circulateor. how it can help relieve traffic. details on that ahead. it's monday morning. thanks for joining us. hope you had a great weekend i am megan pringle. and charley crowson is out live. first let's check on the weather with meteorologist lynette charles. >> good morning. yes, it was a fabulous weekend especially yesterday. today, we will be unseasonably
cool and we will have that light northeastern breeze increasing clouds throughout the day. but we should stay dry. we can see maryland's most powerful radar and it is that way. the showers and thunderstorms possibly working their way in here going through the overnight and into tomorrow will be a different story. but for right now, let's enjoy what we have. make sure to grab the jacket as you head out and about this morning. 44 degrees right now in mount airy and 50 in shadyside. 43 northville and check out the wind for today. they will be gusting up to about 20 miles an hour sustained at 5 to 10 miles an hour. all right. now, let's check your traffic with ralph siegel. >> reporter: good morning. we are off to a quiet start. things looking good on 83. the harrisburg expressway heading down through timonium to the beltway. on the jfx, you're looking good heading from the beltway. you have the construction at 28th street blocking the left lane in each direction. but at this point, not causing you any problems or delays traveling on the top side to
the beltway, making the trip -- trip from the hairesburg towards reisterstown road and continuing down past 70 and into the catonsville area. traffic is at speed in each direction. back to you guys. two minutes after five. seven people including three children were killed in a crash near the bronx zoo on sunday. the suv flipped over the guardrail and plunged to the ground. sherrie johnson joins with us more details on what's happening today with the investigation. >> reporter: investigators -- investigators will be back on the scene. the medical examiner is expected to release the cause of death. the accident happened on sunday. two sisters age 45 and 39, three girls ages 10, 7 and 3 and their grandparents were visiting from the dominican republic. police say the 45-year-old woman maria gonzales was driving south on the bronx river parkway when she lost control of the honda pilot.
the suv flipped over a 4-foot high iron fence and dropped 60 feet landing upside down in a remote area of the zoo away from the exhibits and closed to visitors. all 7 were pronounced dead and they were wearing their seat belts. even the most experienced emergency crews who raced to the scene were shaken by what they found inside the mangled suv. >> sometimes you come upon events that are horrific and this is one of them. >> everybody was taken back by it. everybody has a relative. everybody knows a child and everybody has a grand parent and you can see the emotion on everybody. it's upsetting. >> reporter: now officials say the height of the guardrail will be part of the ongoing investigation. this wreck was the deadliest in new york city since march 2011 what tour bus driver lost crow and slammed into a pole killing 14 passengers. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. baltimore police are investigating a suspicious death. they found a man dead on belleville avenue in northwest baltimore.
the body was sent to the chief medical's office. no cause of death has been released. we will keep you posted. a half brother of phylicia barnes is training to become a baltimore police officer. brian barnes says that he was inspired by detectives who worked on the case. prosecutors arrested and charged michael johnson with first-degree murder in the death of the 16-year-old. phylicia barnes disappeared in december of 2010. her 24-year-old half brother brian passed background checks and is now scheduled to start as a cadet in the police academy this week. stewed of a former teacher serving life for raping a student plan to do whatever it takes to make sure that he stays locked up. a judge ruled that john merzbacher had ineffective council before the 1995 trial and should be offered a 10-year plea deal again. he was accused of molesting more than a dozen children but those charges were dropped when he was convicted and sentenced for four life terms. he he taught at a closed
catholic middle school in locust point in the 1970s. today a group of top state state leaders will release a let's-- faith leaders will release a letter for the law makers to meet they want to call for a tobacco tax. it will be released at 10 this morning. today mayor stephanie rawlings-blake will make an a-- make an announcement about the charm city circulateor route. it connects it with fort mchenry. it's called the banner route and will be up and running in time for the star-spangled celebration in june celebrating the 200 year anniversary of the war of 1812. that announcement is today. it will happen at 12:00 outside fort mc-- 10:00 outside fort mchenry. one person killed and 100 injured. details of a storm that turned a celebration into a nightmare. also ahead, it was a well
coordinated event, and the move that some patients at johns hopkins hospital got to make this weekend. we will tell you how it all went. you are waking up to what's new in baltimore. >> we are dry but clear right now. but we have unsettled weather on the way. i will tell you when that arrives coming up. 3q
jet-dry rinses away residues for a sparkling shine. now "good morning maryland." >> 9 mints after -- minutes after 5. investigators are trying to figure out whether a manufacturing or installation failure paid a part in a deadly tent collapse. a man was killed when it caved during a storm nearly 100 others treated for injuries at the scene mostly bumps and bruises. city officials say a 50-mile-an- hour wind is what lifted the tent but the guidelines calls for it to with stand winds up to 90 miles an hour so an investigation is going to be ongoing into what happened. that was the situation over the weekend. now let's go over to lynette. good morning and helpy monday. >> good morning. happen -- happy monday. >> good morning and happy mondayto you. no tornado was situated with
that and they had straight line winds that can be as deadly as a tornado. across the middle of the nation and southward, they are look at strong thunderstorms -- looking at strong thunderstorms working their way across the area. that's the trend for them. but for us, we are going to see increasing clouds as we go through the morning and also the afternoon hours. get out and enjoy it because tomorrow that's when we will see change in the forecast. we are talking about the winds. yes, we are a little breezy out there this morning. we can see the gusts up to about 23-mile-an-hour wind gusts in sparrows point. 13 in sykesville and 12 in rock hall and 17 in sutlersville. things will continue but we will stay dry. now back over to megan. >> thanks so much. ten minutes after 5. things were scary for little girl trying to cross a busy highway. somehow she escaped a speeding truck. heading towards her. >> reporter: the mount washington tavern soon to be reopened will be back before you know it. coming up in bit, -- up in a
bit, a live report about how to be a part of the history. that's coming up in a bit when good morning maryland continues. >> it's 49 degrees right now. 11 minutes after 5. a live picture of harbor -- the inner harbor downtown baltimore. waking up to what's new in maryland. we will be right back. ♪ ♪
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now "good morning maryland." 14 minutes after 5 right now. it officially opens tomorrow and patients have started to move over to the new tower at johns hopkins. it offers patients more creaturecosts and doctors have new it can nology to treat -- costs and doctors have new technology to treat -- come first and doctors have more technology to treat patients. >> reporter: she was excited to see the new unit and her new room. >> it will be nice to have. [audio not understandable] and nurses together and
families. >> excited because it feels like i will be a part of history. >> we anticipate the families and kids being extremely happy and we have separate playrooms for teenagers and child age patients both the inpatient and outpatient unit are two units. outpatient unit and inpatient unit are together on the 11th floor. so there will be fabulous continuity with nurses and mid level providers and physicians. >> reporter: this is the command center where all patients are monitored and the progress is watched by doctors, nurses and other professionals to make sure that they have a smooth transition from the old hospital to their new wing. >> it's a matter of getting all the logistics arranged for a move that's complicated as this make sure we know which routes the patients will move along and elevators are coordinated and the staff know their roles throughout the move. >> reporter: there have been no surprises with the mob of more
than 150 pediatrics patients and those going to the old emergency room will now have a new state of the art facility and patient care is the utmost priority. >> several times larger than our current emergency room. we have outfitted it with top notch radiology equipment and trauma bays. >> it won't be very loud. we have taken the overhead paging and intense sounds and put it away. we have a lot of sound dampening ceiling tile and floor and the nurses are on a special phone so the communication is on the belt rather than overhead. it's a lot quieter. >> reporter: today is the first of a two-day move and 14-year- old brooke says the best thing about the move is. >> i am really excited because of the view from the windows. >> reporter: in east baltimore
manny locke abc2 news. >> so again that building officially opens tomorrow. time for a check on your traffic. we will go over to ralph seeingwell look at your commute. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. let's look at 95 heading north from maryland 100. heavy volume now, but so far no incidents and your way should be okay up to the baltimore beltway. on the beltway you are looking good on the top side from route 1 around past providence road continuing past 795 and i-70 to baltimore national pike. no early incidents or delays. construction continues on the jones falls expressway in both directions near 28th street. no delays as of yet. but we have been seeing delays generally every day as volume builds making your way southbound on the jpx near 28th street. back to you guys. all right. so it's the last day of april and we are talking about wind chills. yes, it feels like 44 degrees now in baltimore. and 42 in easton.
and look at what it feels like in york. feels like 32. so the freezing degree point there and there's actually a frost advisory in effect for portions of pennsylvania and also cecil county until 8:00 this morning. so, make sure to have the heavy coat as you step out the door in those spots. the winds are the reason why. the wind are out of the northeast at 8 miles an hour now in baltimore. more of the same in easton. 10 in dc and 6 in frederick and this should hold up pretty much going throughout the day. it's going to be a breezy day on tap for us. satellite and radar not picking up a whole lot in terms of some rain, but we will start to see the cloud on the increase as we go through the rest of today and into the afternoon. we have a warm front that's poised to push northward as high pressure slides off toward the east. so we will warm things up as we head into tomorrow. tomorrow will be the chance for showers and thunderstorms. but it will start as early as overnight. so around 2 in the morning, your commute to work around 5:00, 4 in the morning could be on the slick side. the wet side.
and as we look at your wednesday, things will dry out a bit but still not ruling out a chance for showers and thunderstorms basically through the 7-day forecast. i will show you that in a second. but cool for today, 65 we should be right around 69 degrees now for this time of the year. so you can see us coming in below that. here's 7-day forecast as we have a chance for showers and storms each and every day going throughout the week. and temperatures will see the 80s going into thursday and friday. megan. it was halloween of 2011. fire ripped through the historic mount washington tavern. since then the reconstruction process has been full speed ahead. now you can be part of that project and help out in a great cause in the process. charley crowson is live to tell us what this is all about. charley. >> reporter: it's a drive going on for the mount washington pediatric hospital. it's been around for 90 years and they are rebuilding the tavern here brick by brick and you can have one of these bricks with your name and etched on -- enetched for all
to see. shannon maddox joins with us this. where did this idea come from? >> it's the brain child of the ownership and they decided on with the general contractor what to do with the front steps. and he had seen the bricks with a similar idea at a firehouse where he lived and thought it would be a great idea to incorporate the community, so many stories and outpouring of people that have been here, met here, my dad came here. and we wanted to find a way to help the pediatric hospital. >> reporter: and speak to that with the community being so close to it. so many people were heart broken when the tavern burned back on halloween. but, people have rallied around this and you are giving back to the hospital. >> yes of course. we tried to do as much as we can for the community. we love, you know, our patrons and we try to keep the spirit by having you, you know, bring add your name to the tavern. >> reporter: this is going to
be going on through september. you will take donations. 75 dollars for a brick. and how can people fine out more. >> all the -- find out more. >> all the information can be found on the website and the facebook which is mt wash tavern. >> reporter: thanks so much. mtwashingtontavern.com and we will have a link at abc2news.com in bit. we are live in mount washington. charley crowson, abc2 news. residents in parts of east london have been put on alert. british officials say the neighborhood could have high velocity weapons this summer. we have details on that. and new rules put in place for members of the secret service following that sex scandal. we have the latest just ahead. it's 5:21 as we head to break a. live picture of new york city, the world trade center in the center of the screen. you are waking up to what's new in baltimore. we will be right back. ♪
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of ies beal celis. the same morning she was reported missing, police are still now looking for the two other suspects seen in the video. she has been missing since last saturday. as the one year anniversary of osooma bin lad ann death --osama bin laden's death approaches they warn al-qaeda leaders could be planning pay back. new branches are now hitting western targets and u.s. allies overseas. the deadliest attacks are hamming in yemen many officials say al-qaeda yemen branch targets americans and aspires to attack the united states. we have learn the identity of the secret service agent who is said to be at the center of the colombian prostitution scandal. arthur huntington is the agent who what dispute over pay with a escort. and he left the secret service but is not clear under what circumstances.
reports say the dispute of pay is what brought the incident to light. news around the world this morning, austrian police say the former libyan oil minister has been found dead. this happened in a river. they say the cause of death right now is not immediately clear. but an autopsy is expected to be completed in the next couple days. they say that there didn't appear to be signs of physical violence. the former oil minister was seen leaving his home on sunday morning. we will keep you post as new information becomes available. missiles could be stationed on top of apartment buildings in london. that's all part of britain's air defense for the olympics. authorities say people living in that building have been notified about the weapons. about 10 troops are likely to be based at the site for two months. the building was chosen because it offers an uncluttered view of the olympic park. they will conduct tests next week. look at this video. a little girl is crossing the street in china. she was nearly hit by at least
two cars and a truck. but her quick actions likely saved her life a truck was coming towards her and she ducked out of the way and crawled underneath the truck and got away with a few minor injuries. the girl's family says it was terrifying when they saw the video. they couldn't believe that she survived. they wanted to catch some sunlight and turns out that they picked the wrong spot to do it. details ahead on what caused two teenage girls to end up in the hospital while trying to sun bathe. >> i have a lot more material prepared but i have to get the secret service home in time for the new curfew. >> president obama showed off his comedic skills at a night to honor journalists in washington, d.c. we have details on more what have's said. it's 5:-- of what he said. it's 5:28. we will look live at new york city and as we look up there, we will head to break and first a look at weather. right lynette? >> right. and maryland's most powerful
radar is dry but i will tell you when you need to put the umbrellas in the kids' backpack. >> a live look at new york, the statue of liberty. let's look at the latest business news out of new york. >> reporter: good morning. topping america's money, putting the brakes on gas prices. the average price of a dal of -- gallon of regular fell four cents to an average of 3.82. that's lower than both a month and a year ago thanks to lower oil prices and lower demand. and no wonder apple has so much cash on hand. the tech giant paid less than 10% of the profits in taxes last year far less than most companies. "the new york times" reports apple cuts the tax bill will by putting some operations in low tax states and farm countries. and at the movies the comedy "think like a man" was number one for the second straight weekend taking in 18 million bucks. it beat four new films including the five year engagement. and disney's the avengers