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and it's about to get really hot. >> it is about to get hot. and we have damp roadways this morning. so we will talk about that in second. but also foggy conditions. lots to talk about. we are humid this morning. and so let's start out on maryland's most powerful radar as of now and we can see the showers that i showed you earlier that were in pennsylvania and now they are beginning to drift down to the south. so along i-80 a light shower if you are traveling into descry's berry. delta is getting the wet weather and sagging southn jarrettsville and bel air could get hit with the rain showers as well. now, we slide further to the south around okayan city. you are -- ocean city. heavier rains here. snow hill willard and this is finally starting to push off toward the south and the east. that's some good news this morning. temperatures are in the upper 60s especially around millersville and mid-60s in northeast and owings mills. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are dealing with an early
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morning house fire that has shut down clackston at reisterstown road. traveling in the area you want to use quantico as your alternate route. no one has been injured in this fire. if you are use the -- traveling through the fort mchenry tunnel or harbor tunnel no delays but major construction begins tomorrow on 895. you will want to stick with either the fort mchenry or key bridge as an alternate. as far as the northwest corridor is concerned, here's a live look in white marsh many no problems to report 4 minutes from route 43 to the beltway. and in parkville at harford road foggy in this vicinity. traffic is starting to peck up but you are looking at an 11 minute ride from 95 up to 83. that's a look at your abc to time -- 2 timesaver traffic. police in dewey beach are searching for a person of interest about the death of a woman in her hotel room. the woman's body was found monday morning and state place say it's theton's first homicide. -- it's the town's first whom
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side. sherrie johnson joins with us more. >> reporter: police in delaware are investigating the case as a homicide. a woman was found dead in a hotel room on monday morning. police are investigating the case and detectives released this picture of this man officers say he is a person of interest they want to talk to. police stood guard outside the room at atlantic oceanside motel where the body was found. officers say a housekeeper discovered the body monday morning. it's unclearity now if anyone else was in the room. -- unclear right now if anyone else was in the room. it's a popular summertime destination especially for college students and young adults. >> we never expect that to happen very ode for this town that gets busy in the summertime. generally people are down here having fun. >> reporter: the victim's body was turned over to the medical examiner's office to determine the official cause of death. so far, authorities have not released the victim's identity. sherrie johnson, abc2 news.
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news time 5:32. commissioner fed bealefeld is stepping down after working for the baltimore city police department for 31 years. last night abc2 news was there and took final stroll through the streets he swore to protect and served. >> reporter: back in 2007, nobody thought we were -- nosh we were the out-- we were the outside long shot but demonstrated we -- demonstrated we could do it and earned the job i think we built a solid blueprint of focusing on the most violent offenders and i won't miss the opportunity tonight to talk about the bad guys with guns. and for five years that's been the rallying cry of who to focus on first. i urge the people watching to care about the city and the state to say don't abandon strategy that works. you have to invest in prioritizing your resources and instead of locking everybody up and i'll ating the community,
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be their friend. you call me i will come. >> yes you are man of your word. >> how are you? >> nice to see you. >> he always preached his office aers to interact with the members here. that says big volume. sure, we have a long way to go, but at least there's a start. the contish wednesdayy that matters -- >> the contish wednesdayy that- - contitch wednesdayy that -- contish wednesdayy that matters the most is the -- i like people in side and -- inside and i am optimistic that if they are given a fair shot they will get a fair look. >> the city is look for his replacement and his last day is august 1st. a judge in the jerry sandusky sex abuse case says closing arguments could begin
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as early as thursday. the defense will call more witnesses today and there's no word on whether or not sandusky will take the stand. they opened with a former penn state coach that said it was not uncommon for coaches and young boys to share a shower at the same time. attorney for the alleged victim number 5 reacted. >> there's this odd and bizarre attempt to convince the jury that showering is culturally and accepted in this world. i don't see how that takes anyone very far. >> the defense called a series of other witnesses monday who along with anderson said sandusky had a stellar reputation in the community and earlier in the day prosecutors wrapped up their case with a brief testimony from the mother of alleged victim number 9. the former rutgers university student convicted of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate will not be deported to his native country
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of india. will be released today from jail after serving 20 days for a 30-day sentence. he was convicted for using the webcam to see his roommate kissing another man in september 2010. days later that roommate tyler clementi threw himself to his death off the george washington bridge. the 7-year-old boy who played a mini darth vader in the volkswagen commercial is resting at home this morning following heart surgery. his name is max page whose ad was played during the superbowl and he says he feels great. he does feel a little chest pain, he said that he is excited to have a milk shake. he was born with a heart defect that affected his pulmonary valve. after a number of measures to preserve that valve, doctors replaced it last week. the kid is so cute. >> he is. you seen his darth vader moves. >> i love it. you may have have a complaint against a bank that issues you a credit card unbeknownst to you. >> this morning a online data
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base goes live. we will show you how to use it and the information that you will have access to. >> this website for teachers. new information they are going to be able to share with a simple click of a mouse. >> and temperatures will be in the 90s over the next several days but it will feel like the triple digits. how long the scorching heat will continue. >> reporter: there are no delays on 695 at route 295. i will show you what 8 3 looks like in my abc2 timesaver traffic report. ♪
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now "good morning maryland." it's 5:40 an online data base goes live today that list complaints about credit card companies. you will see other complaintspeople have filed against any bank that issues credit cards and you can see how banks have responded. today the base doesn't include any personal information and it was put together by the consumer financial protection bureau. teachers across the u.s. will share and review each other's lessons plans online. american federation of teachers union announced this today and plan to create what's known as
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share my lessonch the websiteis -- lesson. the website will have lesson plans and presentations. teachers can comment on how they use the lessons in class and they can share recommendations. the southern pastor is breaking down racial barriers. >> he is expected to become the next leader of a well-known religious group. we will explain why his role is seen as a huge step for african americans. >> reporter: in less than 30 minutes, the ship will be sailing out. i am linda so live at inner harbor. we will let you know when this tall ships will be leaving and where you can watch it coming up. >> major construction begins tomorrow on 895 at the harbor tunnel. you will want to use fort mchenry tunnel or the key bridge as your alternate. no delays there this morning and west side of the beltway going to be clear. 11 minutes on outer loop from 795 down towards 95 and live look at the harrisburg expressway at shawan road. everything up to speed. not too much activity and it
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will be a easy ride heading towards the beltway. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. stay with us. there's much more to come. you are watching good morning maryland. ♪ ♪ pop goes the world ♪ it goes something like this ♪ everybody here is a friend of mine ♪ ♪ everybody, tell me, have you heard? ♪ ♪ pop goes the world ♪ pop goes the world [ female announcer ] pop in a whole new kind of clean with new tide pods... a powerful three-in-one detergent that cleans, brightens, and fights stains. pop in. stand out.
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inner harbor are leaving baltimore this morning. and ba. c2 -- abc2 news linda so is live to tell us where they will set sail now. >> reporter: well, it's going to happen in about 15 minutes. those three ships the navy warship by the aquarium will be leaving at 6 this morning and then you are going to see the tall ships raising their sails and getting rade to depart from the inner harbor later this morning at 11. and joining us this morning to talk more about what's going on and how everything went jill with sailabration the star- spangled sailabration it's been a wonderful seven days. >> we are thrilled with the turn out. great visitation and we had terrific sailors in town andwond a wonderful week. >> reporter: today want to watch and it's going to be another beautiful sight. where can they go. >> sure. the top of federal hill park is a great place canton waterside and fort mchenry is a beautiful location to watch opening at 8 a.m. to watch the departure. >> reporter: tell us when
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everything will be happening? >> sure as you mentioned, the first three tall ships navy ships are leaving at 6 a.m. followed by the rest of the navy ships out of north locust point at 11 a.m. the tall ships get underway with the pride of baltimore 2 as the lead. >> reporter: and we remember 7 days ac when -- ago when they came in. it was beautiful will it be similar. >> similar with the sailors on the sails doing the dancing and waving bye. it will be a beautiful sight. >> reporter: how has this event been? i was here this weekend and it was beautiful. >> it was fantastic. we were blessed with the weather. two days of air show and symphony beautiful festival villages and great concerts a terrific week. >> thanks for joining us you will be with us for the 6:00 hour. and we talked to sailors and saw them from the indonesian ship out for the morning jog a couple minutes ago. but the sisney bronco is headed to newport rhode island and they will go up to boston and we learned the mexican ship
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isheading to france. so their journey for the sailors is not over yet. it's been a wonderful seven days in baltimore. live at the inner harbor linda so, abc2 news. today is juneteenth known as freedom day. or emancipation day honoing african american heritage but commemorating announcement in the abolition of slavery. it is recognized in 41 states and they are plans to introduce the measure to the senate that make it a federal holiday. well new orleans area baptist preacher is make history. he is going to be becoming the first african american president of the southern baptist convention. a significant achievement because the religious group endorsed racial segregation for more than a century. the southern baptist convention formed in 1845 boast 68 million predominantly white members. you satisfied with the service when you travel? a poll by the american consumer satisfaction index shows hotels and restaurants do a good job but airlines not so much.
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restaurant service 51% of the poll and hotels ranked 41%. airlines ranked 4%. wow. experts believe the addition of fees played a role in the poor score. low cost airlines like jetblue and southwest tend to do better than the area competitors. time for more sports. the o's continue inner league play in new york. they ran into a buzz saw monday night and the gimme's -- guy's name was ra dickey. they picked up right where he left off against the o's. he struck out 13 giving up just 1 hit again and another one hitter on the way to a a- 5-0 shut out. baltimore was not bad on night who gave up 4 runs on 6 hits and that's a result of a grand slam. but that's not a bad night. you spec the o's to re-- you expect the o's to rebind bound. a one hitter back to back. >> crazy.
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catching a baseball at a game is exciting for any fan. >> but it's probably even more exciting if you are a little kid. so check this out. i love this. a solo home run at the astros game went to left field and a killed with a outstretched arm and glove caught it. you see him. the astro might want to consider conge him to the team. >> signing him to the team. >> you might want to give that cade free agent deal right now. -- give that kid a free agent deal right now. lynette you are a baseball fan. >> i do and like seeing the kids because they are happy. >> yeah. >> today, not baseball weather. it's not that great. we can see what's going on in dundalk. a little bit of cloudy conditions. actually a lot of cloudy conditions but on the camera we are dealing with a little bit of drizzle out there. so be prepared for that as you step out and about this morning. we can see the key bridge, so that means that visibility is not such a big issue across the area. but thick under the clouds and
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temperatures are coming in in the 60s basically everywhere this morning. we are looking at upper 60s in arnold and also bowie. and the mid-60s in chestertown and sparrows point and northeast good morning to you. you are right around 65 degrees. now the moisture the big story this morning yes, we are in the 60s here so with that we are feeling that humidity increasing and it will increase more as we go through the next several days. so we have a not so pleasant time coming up. so we have the visibility issues this morning especially around salisbury and 3 miles there. looking good in easton baltimore and dc but 6 in york. 5 in hagerstown and three in winchester and 7 in culpepper. this is the system that's going to be causing problems for us if you are somebody that doesn't like the heat and humidity. this will begin to work its way in here as we head into tomorrow. the temperatures are going to hit 90s. future trend not picking up on a lot in terms of the wet weather. but we will start to dry things out as we go through the next couple days. in the meantime, though, today
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starts the warming trend coming in around 86 degrees. and as we check the 7-day forecast for you as we are 96, 98 and 92 but we feel like we are in the triple digits. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: as you mentioned, we are off to a rany start and we have a crash to tell you about in frederick. it happened on interstate 70 along the eastbound lanes atpatrick street. looking at other main lines in anne arundel county. interstate 97 is nice and clear at 695. no problems if you are using that towards the beltway or traveling south down towards route 50. as we pull up drive times heading out to the west side of the beltway 11 minutes on the outer loop from 795 down towards 95. the traffic is just starting to pick up in the area. and if you are use the jfx to get into the city it's going to take you 11 minutes from the beltway all the way downtoto east fayette street. and heading out to 95, no problems northbound from the beltway to the fort mchenry tunnel toll plaza. that takes you 8 minutes. that's a look at your abc2
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timesaver traffic. a biography is expected giving us a glimpse of the life of barack obama. >> this comes from a journalist who tries to give fresh incites about the president. >> a special day for the members of the cia and general petraeus. the more products we touch around the sink,
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there mitt romney is continuing tours across the midwest and making a number of stops in michigan. he has been going after president obama's economic record. cia director general petraeus is receiving a prestigeous award for the greatest public service by an elected or appointed official. past recipients include colin powell and alan greenspan. and a new buy ol if i about the president is set to hit shelves. the book focuses mainly on the president's childhood and is prepolitical years. eric holder is offering to meet with congressional leaders to talk about the fast and furious program. a house committee threatened to hold him in contempt for not
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handing over documents related to the botched sting operation targeting gun smuggling. how about this. one more darling -- mike tyson going to broadway. >> i love it. i can see it. i can see him. >> why he says he is taking his one man show now to new york and he is going to do it this summer. >> a punch kick, scream, holler, and a lot of things. >> it may not have been easy. reason the couple opened their home to hundreds of children over the years. >> also, he had off the -- prairchgd the u.s. open with off the wall bird calls. >> fog and showers will come to evened. i will tell you when coming up. >> traffic is just starting to pick up here on beltway at bel air road and we are dealing with an accident on interstate 706789 details coming up in my ab -- 70. details coming up in my abc2
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timesaver traffic report.
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you are watching the station that works for you "good morning maryland." jerry sandusky defense begins the case. hear more on the strategy including whether or not to put sandusky on the stand. >> a local task forcemeating to discuss the controversial ruling that pit bulls are dangerous. >> reporter: and the ships are getting ready to

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