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the areas more susceptible to the severe weather and a beautiful, beautiful, lauren, seven-day forecast coming up in a little bit. you're going to love the seven day. >>reporter: sounds good, mike. if you are heading out to the pennington avenue draw bridge this morning, beginning at 9:00 it's going to be reduced to just two lanes, so do be aware of that new pattern and the construction does continue on 895 just south of the harbor tunnel toll plaza. no significant backups as of yet. that will change as the morning does progress. you will want to stick with the fort mchenry tunnel or the key bridge as your alternate route. here's a live look at 95 in white marsh, everything up to speed. traffic picking up, though, in the area, but no significant delays as of yet. if you are using the harrisburg expressway, it's going to take you 22 minutes from the maryland/pennsylvania line all the way down towards the beltway. the beltway in great shape on the outer loop from 95 towards 83. that stretch will take you 11 minutes. the west side of 695 really starting to pick up right now. you're looking at a 14-minute ride from 795 down toward 95. that is a look at your abc 2
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news time saver traffic. news time right now 6:31. the mother of christopher brown will spend the weekend saying good-bye to her teenaged son. >> last night friends and family held a vigil in that young man's honor. this morning abc 2 news' sherree johnson is here with what's expected for today. >>reporter: it's been a very tough time for his friends and family. and later today a viewing will be held for chris brown. his friends and family will begin to say their good-byes. meanwhile last night people gathered on the randallstown football field to remember the teen in a vigil. they came just off the 50-yard- line where he played. the town came out to show their support. chris brown's mother actually listened as people tried to make sense out of her loss. now, brown died after a fight with a baltimore county off- duty police officer. white balloons filled the sky to remember brown. his friends made sure his mother knew they were behind her and will support her.
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>> inspiring. it shows you people, young, 17- year-old touched the heart. he was a likeable brother. he's quick to apologize, quick to want peace. >>reporter: the viewing for chris brown will be held tonight from 4:00 to 8:00 at the von green funeral home at 8728 liberty road in randallstown. sheree johnson, abc 2 news. a hot topic this morning, the a seattle woman wanted to swim topless in a public pool. at first the pool said no, but they changed their minds. jodie jakes found a lump during a self breast exam. after beating cancer, she decided to have a double mastectomy out of fear that the cancer would return. wearing a full bathing suit would be extremely painful for her since she no longer had breasts, she said she had nothing to hide. >> if i called myself a man and walked into that pool, they would have no problem with my body, but if i am a woman who's
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had breast cancer with the exact same body and i go in there, then it was offensive or inappropriate. >> her story appeared in the local paper and it has the city changing its tune. she'll now be able to swim topless if she wants, but that will have to be on a case-by- case basis as far as other women go. the story generated quite a few comments online. for example, laura writing in, yay for her for surviving cancer, but, seriously, this is awesome. however, i don't think that entitles her to be able to do something no one else can do. we want to know what you think, join in on our conversation, head to our facebook fan page and give us your thoughts. a sanford, florida police department has released video of george zimmerman showing officers what happened the night trayvon martin was shot to death. here's a brief portion of that tape. >> i kept hearing help, help, help. he put his hand on my nose and other hand on my mouth. [ bleep ] all i could think
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about was hitting my head and felt like my head was going to explode. i didn't think i hit him. i got up and you got me. >> zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder. he told police he shot martin in self-defense. when you travel out of town there's a lot of gadgets, which ones do you carry? tablets, smart phone? they can be great ways to pass time in the airport, but they can also create some travel anxieties. a recent survey by intel finds that americans are ranking the loss of a device slightly less stressful than losing a wallet and more stressful than losing a certain piece of jewelry. travelers can actually forget -- 1/4 admit to leaving the device unattended or entering sensitive credit card information in public. >> you also have to take some very basic precautions in using strong passwords and being aware of your surroundings when it comes to wi-fi networks, et
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cetera. >> watch who's watching you. they say 1/3 travelers confessed to being a peeping tech or peeking over someone's shoulder to get a glimpse of what's on their screen. prices at the pump continue dropping. many analysts think we could see gas go below $3 by sometime this fall, probably sometime before november. right now the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded stableds at $3.47. that is down 47 cents from april's highs. what's better than friday? how about getting something free on friday? that's why we always post on our website freebie friday deals and giveaways. for an example, if you have a space lover in your house, you can get a free space camp poster. find it on or if baseball is more your thing, there's information how to get free tickets to an o's game. there seems to be some unspoken competition of who can come up with the best marriage proposal. >> this one is pretty good. one new york guy certainly raised the bar with this. you're going to want to stick
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around to see just how much effort he put in to asking the big question. >> on the topic of weddings, we'll tell you how to be budget conscious when it goes to -- when it comes to paying for wedding cakes. we're talking about the haze, the humidity and some showers and storms added to the forecast. we're going to talk more about your exclusive weekend seven- day forecast. that's coming up. >>reporter: it is going to be a slow ride on the beltway here at baltimore national pike. i'll show you how traffic is shaping up on 95 and 83 coming up in my abc 2 news time saver traffic report.
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good morning, maryland. >> it's 6:39, thanks for joining us this morning. men find all sorts of clever ways to pop the question. >> in this case this one was
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certainly noteworthy. take a look at what this guy in new york did. so tho guy invited her to bryant park. she was at a table and a flash mob began dancing to "the way you make me feel" by michael jackson. here comes the high school marching band playing "hey baby." he emerged from the band in full uniform, he had something to say. >> i didn't know how to show you how much i loved you, so i figured i'd bring some friends to show you how much i love you. so i have a question i want to ask you. can i get a drum roll? will you please, please marry me? >> yes! [ cheers ] >> cute? sure. noteworthy? yes. one day a girl is going to say no. >> not in this case, though. she said yes. well, from the proposals
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to the cake, buying a wedding cake can certainly be quite expensive. so according to the wall street journal, a growing number of brides and grooms are buying their wedding cake in the supermarket, that's where they're going to save money. brianna o'brien and mattukauffman ordered their cake from the farm fresh grocery store. they ordered a three elegant tier buttercream frosting strawberry-filled cake and the cost was $300. something like this from the professional bakery as much as $3300. seems like a good way for couples to save some money. >> billion dollar industry right there. your abc 2 news to go is straight ahead. including the latest on the new york bus monitor who was bullied by a group of students. sharree. >>reporter: pulling together to help this bus monitor that was bullied on the school bus. hear how folks are teaming up to help her. we have that story on air and online. >>reporter: fire companies, i'm linda stow, what happened
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last night that is almost putting that plan into motion. hey, linda. good morning, everybody. we have some storms in the mix today. we'll talk about your full forecast coming up. good morning, lauren. >>reporter: good morning, mike. no problems on 895. traffic is picking up on 95 and 83. i'll have all the details coming up in my abc 2 news time saver traffic report.
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good morning. this is your abc 2 news to did. we begin with meteorologist mike massco talking about the possibility of a cooldown. mike. >> possibility, it's going to happen. i think this weekend we're going to break through the humidity, we're going to get the warm temperatures out there and we'll be talking about the cooldown by next week. outside our studio doors we have the haze. you can see down towards dundalk looking towards the key bridge, visibilities reduced. you go beyond that, trying to look toward the lighthouse, you don't see much out there. so the humidity very thick. here's a look at what's going on at bwi, 81 degrees right now, southwesterly wind ushering in all that humidity from the south. look at harbor, the inner harbor that is. 86 degrees right now. so it is a very mild morning across much of the state.
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we are forecasting the potential now of some showers and thunderstorms, some of which could test severe limits, gusty winds and dangerous lightning. certainly keep an eye on the sky, especially after lunchtime. we're going for 93. that's your two-degree guarantee. we're going to guarantee a cooldown as we go into the weekend. the full forecast coming up in just a little bit. let's get a check on the morning commute. how are the roads, lauren? >>reporter: good morning, mike. there is a lot of construction out there you will need to watch out for. on 895 crews are replacing some concrete decking. do expect some delays near the harbor tunnel. use the fort mchenry tunnel or the key bridge as your alternate route. starting at 7:00 tonight if you are headed out to the beltway, the ramp to westbound security boulevard will be closed. it won't reopen until 5:00 a.m. on monday. and you're looking at a live picture there at the beltway at liberty road. you'll notice the outer loop really starting to jam. that will continue all the way down towards edmondson avenue. the beltway picking up at hartford road. just 12 minutes on the outer loop from 85 up towards 83. if you are using the jfx to get
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into the city, it's nice and clear but traffic also picking up on the northeast corridor of route 93 from route 43 all the way down towards the beltway. that is a look at your abc 2 time saver traffic. 6:47 right now. it is painful to watch, cell phone video of middle schoolers tormenting a bus monitor. it's gone viral and it is disgusting. but it turns out that the 68- year-old grandmother says she doesn't want the boys to face criminal charges. sheree johnson joins us with more. >>reporter: the cell phone video of middle school students taunting a bus monitor in upstate new york has gone viral. a lot of people are sounding off about this. now, the 10-minute video begins with bus monitor karen cline in her seat at the back of the bus surrounded by a small group of seventh graders. the boys tell cline, their 68- year-old bus monitor from the green central school district in upstate new york that she's so fat she'll probably die of diabetes. it wasn't just verbal attacks, there were physical attacks as well. cline sit there is in silence,
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hardly engaging the kids. the most disturbing and hurtful comment came when they said she didn't have a family because her son killed himself. cline's son committed suicide about 10 years ago. despite the harsh words leveled at her, cline does not want any charges filed. >> that they won't do it to anyone else. they thought they were so smart, so smug. wipe their smile -- wipe that smile off their face, but i cannot see pressing criminal charges. >>reporter: the kindness of stranger ss pouring in. a canadaian man has started a drive online to give karen a vacation. he's hoping to raise $5,000, and so far he's went way past that with over $400,000. and you can head to our website at for the full story. there's also a link right here that says fun, if you click on that, it's, if you would like to donate, you can do so. reporting live, sherree johnson, abc 2 news. >> people are donating money
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and also weighing in online about this story. what do you think should happen to those kids? teresa writes in, community service no doubt, maybe public service speaking about what not to do. brenda weighs in, lose their bus privileges for the school year for a start. we want to know what you think should happen to these kid. join the conversation on our facebook page. in other news this morning, commerce secretary john bryson is stepping down. he sent his letter of resignation to president barack obama citing his recent seizure could possibly be a distraction from his job. the 68-year-old has been on medical leave since his involvement in two car accidents in california that were linked to that reported seizure. no formal charges have been filed in those accidents and president obama says bryson's deputy, rebecca blank will serve as acting secretary for now. jurors will return to court today to deliberate in the sex abuse trial of former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky. the jurors met thursday evening and sandusky's adopted son, matt, alleged he was also a victim of his adopted father. his attorneys say he was
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prepared to testify for prosecutors against his father. this is his adopted son, matt. he said this was over a course of 15 years. of course, sandusky is accused of sexually abusing 10 boys during a period of more than a dozen years. the battle over the city budget down to one last vote. >> it appears the mayor is going to get her way. this morning abc 2 news' lind stow is here with what this could mean for you. >>reporter: the council will hold its final budget vote on next monday. if it gets passed, it means three fire companies and several rec centers will close on july 1st as part of the mayor's plan to save money. the city council voted 9-5 last night in favor of the mayor's budget. council president jack young led the charge against the cuts but was unsuccessful. several councilmembers who had supported young's plan to save the fire company changed their votes last night after the mayor insisted even if other cuts are made, that money could not be used to save the fire companies. some councilmembers, though, disagree. >> where there's a will, there's always a way,
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especially given a $6 million readjustment in a $2 billion plus budget. >>reporter: now, some councilmembers say they're still hoping to make some last minute changes to the budget at next monday's final vote. linda stow, abc 2 news. >> linda, thanks. it appears the recession has taken its toll on young adults. a new report shows more and more young adults are moving back in with mom and dad. the report comes from the census bureau. it shows an increase by 1.2 million between 2007 and 2010. half of all the people are moving home between the ages of 25 and 34. one employee for the baltimore department of public works is a woman of many talents and tonight tiffany walker is going to be showing off some of them. she's singing the national anthem at the o's game tonight. she works for the recycling program and has been singing since she was a child. walker was invited to game after sending in an audition
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tape. first mass marketing all- electric car. the model s starts at $50,000. it has a range of 265 miles per charge. count on the california-made auto to make money for this company. a copy of the constitution signed by president george washington is up for auction today. christie's auction house in new york expects that document is going to bring up to $3 million. an interview with the mistress of former presidential candidate john edwards airs tonight on abc. "20/20's" chris cuomo sat down with rielle hunter to talk about her new book. today is the deadline for lance armstrong to respond to the latest doping allegations against him. the seven-time tour de france winner maintains his innocence saying he's taken more than 500 doping tests and he has passed every one. miami heat fans are probably just about to go to sleep after staying up all night celebrating the team's win. they beat oklahoma city, the thunder, 121-106. this is the heat's second nba
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title in six years. it is db iraq war veteran changed forever by a roadside bombing with two daughters about to be married and a business owner giving a helping hand to give him the space he needs to help his ever-growing family. >> i know what living is now. i mean, not that i didn't know what it was before, i lived for the rush, that's what i lived for. >> coming up tonight at 11:00, you're going to meet sergeant louis rosa and ted levit, that man right there. what brought these two men together and why they may never be the same again. that is tonight on abc 2 news at 11:00. a good looking shot. take a look, ocean city. this is going to be a packed house over the weekend. we are starting off very mild, very humid, 81 in town, 79 down towards easton. 77 in salisbury. we're on the way for the 90s later this afternoon. take a look at the satellite, though. big difference is the fact we'll have the clouds in place
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and eventually those clouds giving way to a shower, maybe a gusty storm. we do find some storms south of charleston, moving towards roanoke. we put a distance tracker on this for you. again, seven hours it will start to move into the baltimore viewing area, so, again, southwest to northeast push, we'll see the showers and storms in here around 2:00, 3:00. some of these storms today could test severe limits, gusty winds, dangerous lightning, so we're all in the risk area from the storm prediction center from carroll county up out towards parts of allegheny county, going all the way towards the eastern shore. be aware there could be some severe weather across the area. wyatt will be here during the afternoon. hot and humid, gusty storms in the mix. tonight still humid, otherwise some partial clearing after midnight. your seven-day forecast is beautiful. take a look at the forecast going into saturday. we're going to still hit 90, but the big difference is we lose the humidity aspect of the forecast so it's more of a dry heat. 88 on sunday. there could be a spot shower for monday, 86 degrees and a
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nice cooldown tuesday, wednesday and thursday with temperatures that are actually going to be falling below average. we'll talk more about that coming up tomorrow. lauren. >>reporter: thank you, mike. congestion is starting to pick up on many of the main lines. if you are headed out to 95 and the white marsh area, you are looking at a 17-minute ride traveling southbound from the beltway all the way to downtown baltimore. and if you are headed out to 895, you know all of the construction that is taking place just south of the harbor tunnel toll plaza. not causing a backup just yet, but that will change later this morning. stick with the key bridge or the fort mchenry tunnel. unfortunately there's more construction beginning at 7:00 p.m. tonight on the west side of the beltway. the ramp to westbound security boulevard will actually be closed. that will continue all the way through 5:00 a.m. monday. here's exactly what the west side of the beltway looks like right now at old court road. things up to speed, a little bit of congestion, but 13 minutes on the outer loop from 795 down towards 95.
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here's what it looks like in parkville at bel aire road, still going to be a little congested but all in all a nice ride up towards 83. a penny for your thoughts on a new shoe line just for kids. a three-inch wedge heel for girls -- what's a wedge? >> a wedge is a shoe. get out your wedge. give me that shoe. this is my shoe. this is a wedge and this has generated a lot of comments online on our facebook fan page. this is a wedge. it's children for little girls. it's a designer shoe from michael coors and it's called kids healey wedge. it's a shoe that will cost around $60 to $70 which is crazy for a kid's shoe and we have 45 comments on this on our abc 2 facebook fan page. some of you saying it's okay to wear, but most of you are saying no way. those of you saying no way, i agree with you. this is not a kid's shoe. i trip in these all the time. >> bust my ankles. >> when you're done, you're going to know what a wedge is.
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