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respected in the medical world, beloved in the music community. people who knew an nhi researcher who was murdered this week talk about how special he was as police look for his killer. also this morning, they're supposed to make women feel beautiful and relaxed. well this morning a local med spa shut down after one woman dies. others they become sick. seven people are recovering this morning after their apartment went up if flames. what -- in flames. what police say someone did on purpose. a live report from the scene just ahead. that was breaking news yesterday. that story where it's going to keep on going. thank you for joining us. friday is almost here. i'm megan pringle. charlie crowson off hopefully getting some sleep. with a brand w baby girl. lauren cook, looking at the
roads this morning. and of course lynette charles has a check on the weather. >> yes. >> all right, so you said of course the sinkhole is a big story. >> yes and we are actually dealing with a crash right now first crash of the day in northwest baltimore. moreen that in just a few. >> i was like listening and wondering if the fog had something to do wit. not too much fog in that area. north and west howard county as well as frederick. we can see arbutus temperature this morning that's the big story as well. we are very chilly this morning. coming in at 48 degrees. look at the dew point. oh, we are nice and refreshing and dry. 47. but how close they are together. there could be a little bit of patchy fog across that area. the winds are calm and they're not going to be as breezy as they were yesterday. so that's also some good news i have to deliver no you this morning. the temperature in glen burnie at 52 degrees that dew point at 47. and as we go into barnesville. 42 and 42 so yes also looking at a little bit of patchy fog across is that area. maryland's most powerful radar is nice and dry this morning.
and this trend will continue even as we go into the afternoon. it's going to be a fabulous day on tap with lots of sunshine. we'll see a few high clouds out there but still, plenty of sunshine to be had. as we start you off at 8:00 this morning the temperature at 54 degrees. 74 getting warmer by lunchtime. yes, you can eat that lunch outdoors. as we wind down summer. and we look at 3:00, with that temperature coming in at 77 degrees. nice. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. perfect convertible weather. i just might have to put my top down on the way home from work today. and if you are traveling in northwest baltimore, i had mentioned we are dealing with the first crash of the day. it's right on ricest town road at -- reisterstown road at the parkway. fortunately the harrisburg expressway will be spared as we take a live look at hunt valley at shawan road. 22 minute ride altogether from the maryland and pennsylvania state line all the way down to
the beltway. 695 no problems to report from parkville up to towson. and if you are using 95 to get into the city, no problems to report in white marsh. you're look at a 15 minute ride right now from the beltway all the way into the city. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan over tow. brilliant, passionate. kind. that's how those who knew peter marvit describe him. the medical researcher at the national institutes of health he was murdered. however those who know him are in disbelief over how this could have happened in the first place. they gathered to remember a man who loved medicine and loved music. abc2 news' sherrie johnson she joins us live this morning at police headquarters, any closer to making an arrest? >> reporter: well, so far megan, police don't have any leads in this case. but they are hoping that someone saw or heard something on monday night around 10:30 when peter marvit was murdered. now he was murdered right outside of his home. he was left for dead shot several times in his head and upper body. while police continue to search for the killer marvit's extended family gathered last
night for a vigil to remember him through music. 30 minutes before he was killed he was making music. he was a singer with the baltimore choral arts society. he sang with the choral arts society for five years. and it was outside his musical life that the national institutes of health researcher was gunned down outside of his home near herring run park. police believe he may have been the victim of a robbery. he was an upstanding citizen and the wrong place at the wrong time. >> his professional colleagues know him as a great researcher and a great scientist. i know him as -- we know him as a great friend and a great singer. this is a guy you loved being around and who lit up the room when he -- came in. >> reporter: if you have any information leading to an arrest. police and that you call 1-866- 7lockup. reporting live in downtown baltimore, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. if you've been to monarch med spa you will want the pay
close attention to the next story. the clinic has been shut down after three patients came down with an infection one of them ended up dying. now the investigation is focused now on people who work there in and the equipment thenar using. the state -- that they're using. the state and the baltimore county health department rig now trying to find the source of the infections. >> that's why it's important at this point now to stop everything. let's figure out what's going on before someone else dies. >> now monarch med spa said they are cooperating and that they have performed thousands of procedures without any problems in the past. if you've been to monarch in the past six weeks and showing any symptoms like fever, reddens or pain it's recommended you call your doctor right now. police say that a very dangerous arsonist is on the last right now and -- loose right now ask they need your help finding them. abc2 news linda so is live the morning in northeast baltimore. linda, that's where the first
fire started correct? >> reporter: right and that's the building right there. you can see the windows have been boarded up and all throughout this neighborhood, police have posted these signs offering a reward for any tips leading to this arsonist. now the second fire started about a mile from this location, police say both were started by motov cocktails and both apartments were fire bombed in the early morning hours yesterday while people were sleeping. here at the parkside garden apartments just before 4:00 yesterday morning. six adults and one child were hurt and they're all expected to recover. in about a hour hour later another bomb was thrown at a building in the mannasota manor apartments, police say the devices were similar that started both fires and investigators believe the same person or group is responsible. >> this is is very dangerous arsonist. anyone who would fire bomb a house where they could reasonably believe the people
were sleeping is dangerous and they definitely had an intent to kill. >> reporter: so that's the sign right there. they've been posted throughout the neighborhood. police are urging anyone with information to call them. fire department. the city fire department is offering a reward for tips. you can call this number, it's 410-685-tips. we're live in northeast baltimore, linda so, abc2 news. you can expect to see a lot more ads about expanded gambling in the next coming weeks. today state lawmakers will talk about question 7. which will appear on the november ballot. now a news conference is going to take place this afternoon. it's at 2:00 at veterans plaza in silver spring and we'll let you know how it goes and what happens. no doubt about it the orioles are probably pretty happy that they are off tonight. they had another long night that went into the early morning hours. but it certainly paid off. adam jones hit a two run homer this was in the top of the 11th inning to clinch a victory over seattle. the o's are now a half game
back from the new york yankees in the a. l. east. right now, so they are -- however atop of the wild card team and they could be heading to the playoffs. the o's will take the red sox in boston. that's friday night. pitch time for that 7:10. stay with us this morning, there are concerns over that infection with patients at a med spa. back to that storiments one even died. just ahead what you should know before you get any cosmetic procedures done. we have a plastic surgeon in the studio and we'll hear from him. >> plus, people often find there aren't a lot of treatments available. that could change very soon. a little pill with big hope. >> it is the city that has great parks especially this one. patterson park. festivals and rec centers. not a lot of parking and some city leaders say that could change. details on is that just ahead. >> and the last days of summer are going to be dry and pleasant. i'm going to tell you how we'll usher in the first day of fall coming up. >> good morning lynette. well, traffic is just starting
to pick up here on the west side of the beltway at liberty road. i'll let you know how it's shaping up on 95 and 83 coming up on "good morning maryland." >> eight minutes after 6:00 right now. we are going to show you a live picture of new york city's times square. let's head up there right now and get a look at ad the's tech bite -- today's techbytes. >> reporter: in today's techbytes google maps are lost on apple's ios 6. it replaces the google app with new one apple maps. the "wall street journal's" katie boehret likes the turn by turn directions. >> in the car you can put it down in the cup holder and hear some directions announced out loud for you as you drive. >> reporter: that's much safer than looking at a screen for directions. well, before friday's delivery of the iphone 5, htc and lg are showing us their newest phones. htc's two new models use windows phone 8. lg's optimes g runs on the older version of android and all will go on sale
there could soon be less space to walk your dog or even ride your bike in patterson park. city parks and recs right now they want to add more parking spaces and put in a new road and abc2 news manny lock explains why some people want to put the brakes on that proposal. >> reporter: imagine being able to drive through patterson park into three parking lots, that will accommodate up to 96 cars for activities for the casino building and their seniors. here's a map of what baltimore city recs and park proposed
improvements wanted to do and councilman craft who lives in the area says -- >> we don't necessarily have a problem with the seniors. we have a problem with putting more cars in the park and putting more paving in the park. >> reporter: we contacted baltimore city recreation and parks for an interview and they declined and sent a statement roading quote -- it remains commit today addressing the recreational needs of baltimore residents, we understand the concerns expressed by members of the community about the opposed improvements to patterson park and will take them very seriously. we are pleased to join councilman craft in a series of meetings to seek community input on the issue. end code. patterson park is the only green space for thousands of residents using the space for walking their dogs, riding their bikes, and just having family fun. the group friends for patterson park wants it to stay that way. >> we are against the loss of any green space in the park.
and certainly against the increase of car traffic in the park. we feel the park is an asset for all city residents and we're not opposed to senior activities and the casino building. we hope there's a creative way to meet the needs of seniors and have them access the park and not lose green pace to parking and increased car traffic. >> there's not ha lot of green space around the city as it is. and also it's a safe place that i can take him and run or we can sit on the grass and have picnics and extra parking spaces in here will make it more dangerous to be running around and take away from really the only greenery we have in the area. >> reporter: in east baltimore, nanny lock, news -- manny lock, abc2 news. >> craft wants to have a meeting with all the neighborhoods and neighborhood parks and rec as well. and health department is going to happen next month. there is not a date yet but we will keep you posted. they have started a facebook page to help save the green
space in the park. and you know anything about patterson park it's an area in the fall where so many kids get together. there's also a festivities happening. and we're sort of experiencing some fall-like weather this morning. >> i know. it's chilly out there the morning megan. and it's going to be lovely as we go into the afternoon. yes. we're going to see plenty of sunshine out there and warm up nicely. nice and seasonable. i love that words seasonable. as we look at the satellite and radar, not a whole lot to behold this morning especially in the way of rainfall. we will stay dry as we go throughout the day. we have a few high clouds streaming in across the area. but basically that's all that we're seeing this morning. what i need you to do though is grab the jacket as you head out the door because these temperatures would be a shock to the system if you don't follow the protocol. so we are at 50 degrees right now in arnold. more of the same in davidsonville. columbia though right around 46 degrees. the good news is, the winds are calm right now. so we're not adding insult to injury. and we have high pressure that's building in at the surface. this will begin to slowly work to the east allowing for a cold
front to move in here as we go through your saturday. and then that finally gets out i'm going to show you all that in just a second. but before time make sure you enjoy today because we have changes coming in the forecast. still talking about the tropics because it still that that time of the season. so we have nadine getting out of here. the winds sustained now at 50 miles per hour that's heading the europe. but then the focus comes to this area of squallly weather and we can see this has a 40% chance of becoming a tropical system in the next 48 hours, definitely going to watch that. we look at the hour by hour forecast for today. and by lunchtime that temperature at 74 degrees. but we will warm up as we go into time as well. so be prepared for that. 77-degrees is what i'm going for a high today. it's going to be absolutely gorgeous outside. and the seven day forecast, brings fall in as we go into saturday. and we will be seeing some rain coming into the picture. the temperature at 82 degrees
above average. sunday a few showers but nice for the ravens game. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. go ravens. a big congratulations to the orioles last night for sweeping the mariners, adam jones hit the home run. way to go o's. reisterstown road at northern parkway watch out for that crash. and the other main lines traffic starting to pick up as we check in and take a live look outside. here at 95 at 395. no problems to report here but again the volume is going to be starting to pick up. you're looking at a 15 minute ride right now from white marsh all the way into the city. 695, you're looking at a 12 minute ride on the lineup from 95 up -- outer loop from 95 up to 83. the west side also picking up. we want to dig deeper into a story about a med spa in timonium. monarch med spa closed right now because of infections with
their patients one even dying. so direct examination michael cohen with -- dr. michael cohen is with the cosmetic surgery center of maryland. you have a lot of experience. so thanks for coming in. >> you're welcome. >> all right, first things first when a patient is going to look for a procedure, what kind of questions to ask their doctor and what to look for in a center? >> well, i think it's twofold. you should is your doctor about his -- ask your doctor about his creditables and also where they're going to be offering. you want the doctor to be operating at a hospital or a credited ambulatory surgical center. the places that have the most regulations, protocols, and are scrutinized bightssies like the -- by agencies like the state and private accreditation bureaus. >> does it get pend on what you're getting done or just across the board would you suggest no matter what someone is doing, go see somebody who's
accredited? >> that's a great question. i think that's no such thing as minor surgery. that's the clip that we say in surgery. nothing is minor. you can get an infection from reming a mole. it's -- removing mole. it's very important that the facility is accredited. licensed. scrutinized and inspected. our facility is an ambulatory surgical center. we get inspected every three years and we have a book four inches thick of protocols and regular laces. sometimes patients don't know that. >> one dying, do we hear about this often? >> well, again you know it can happen even in hospitals but there are so many -- protocols and algorithms that are supposed the take place to prevent infection with multiple checks and with indicators coming from autoclaves which are the machines that sterilize the instruments. so obviously there was some breach in the -- in the sterilization process and
that's how these things get out of hand. >> right thing to do for the state to shut it down in the meantime. >> oh absolutely. >> absolutely. thank you so much for coming in. >> you're welcome. >> your center on -- charles street? >> it's on balona. >> right off of there. so dr. cohen, thank you for joining us. >> my pleasure. i know you have surgery and we'll let you go. stay with us this morning, is it discrimination or a necessity? overweight people paying more even after they're gone. one company right now telling obese families they have the pay more for their -- to pay more for their caskets. >> now wal-mart has some plans to make you eat healthier and it will be worth your while they say. details straight ahead when "good morning maryland" returns. when we switched to fios, we got better tv,
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thank you for joining us this morning, there may soon be a new drug out on the market to help patients with multiple sclerosis. a new study finds bg 12 which comes in the form of a pill is not only safe, but actually well tolerated by patients and patients should keep in mind that there are some slight side effects. >> the main side effects are the most common side effects,
on patients treated with bg 12, were skin flushing and gastro intensal events. stomach cramping, some nausea and some diarrhea but in general these were relatively mild. >> if approved bg 12 would become the third oral medication designed to help treat patients with multiple sclerosis. the fda is expected to make its decision by the end of the year. we'll keep you posted on that story. all right, some startling news on obesity in the united states. are children may be the first in american history to live shorter lives than their parents. they're saying that's because of 33% of children are considered obese and that number is only expected to rise. so parents might be wondering, what can i do? well,, perts say -- experts say make sure your child is getting plenty of exercise and pack healthy lunches and snacks as well when they're going to school. you should also introduce them to nutritious foods at a young age because it's easier if you start them off earlier. you may have to pay the
price for being overweight even when you're dead. get this. in the northwestern casket company in minnesota, they say that more than half of the coffins they sell are considered oversized. the biggest one is a metal casket. it's 55 inches wide, that can hold a body weighing 1,000 pounds. >> we sell a casket to meet the population. and as a population gets larger, our caskets get larger. >> so he says when caskets with more than 30 inches wide they require special oversized vaults and in some cases two burial plots. wal-mart right now trying to get customers to eat healthier. the retailer is launching a national program it's happening next month. that will reward members of the wellness program for buying nutrition foods. they are one of the largest insurance companies and if members purchase foods like fruits and vegetables and low fault ateems at -- fat items at wal-mart they get a discount. time now for caption this. you basically give it a
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