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hi. i'm kai jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> it's a miserable day outside. it's foggy and damp. the fog is thick as pea soup. you can see the visibility is limited and it's drizzling in some spots. meteorologist bernadette woods is live with the numbers. hi, bern. >> hello there, kai. not the prettiest of days. here's the storm that is making its way through the state. with a little light rain and drizzle. now, the more solid rain is making its way to the eastern shore. we have it lingering into the evening hours. now, the other thing is, the thick fog you have seen today. here's some of the numbers. visibility in is only one mile. but on both book ends of the state, the wind has kicked up a little bit. it's 10 miles per hour.
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temperatures are corresponding. where it's cleared out, it's nearly 53 degrees. we are still in the upper 30s. quite a contrast in thisitate state. >> a powerful storm blows through bush alabama today. at least two people are dead. dozens are hurt. alexis christoforous reports for wjz. those who live in birmingham are certain it was a tornado. >> reporter: the violent weather pounded the south, spawning possible tornadoes that ripped apart homes near centerpoint, alabama. trees and power lines littered the streets. firefighters spent the day going house to house, checking for victims. andrew watley ran from his home when it started shaking. >> what did you see when it got down there? >> pretty much all of the houses are gone. people are out there, trying to dig through stuff. took one guy out of the house on the door. he's all bloodied up. he went to the hospital. >> reporter: emergency officials say the deadly storms
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hit overnight and injured at least 100 people in the birmingham area. >> the whole house is tilted and you couldn't stand up in the house. >> reporter: stan leo's house was severely damaged. he feels lucky to be alive. >> they also say the basement is a say place. this -- safe place. this time, i'm glad i wasn't there. because we would have been killed because the house collapsed onto the place. >> reporter: more than 50,000 people began the day without power. crews are setting up shelters for victims. and towns are adding more security to keep looters away. at least seven alabama counties are looking for disaster relief, after the storms left neighborhoods in ruins. alexis christoforous, wjz eyewitness news. >> and violent storms also hit parts of tennessee, mississippi, and arkansas. putting recovery first. gabrielle giffords resigns from congress. denise is in the newsroom with more on giffords' announcement and the special trip she made today. >> reporter: in one of her last acts in office, giffords
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finished the political appearance that was erupted by gunfire a year ago. as part of a bittersweet part of the day, giffords started the memorial. she spent time with others who had been at the scene of a rampage. last night, she posted a video on facebook, announcing she intends to resign. >> i have more work to do on my recovery. so to do what is best for arizona, i will step down this week. >> among those who met today with giffords was the man hailed a hero for wrestling a gun magazine from the shooter. >> denise, thank you. jared loughner is being charged with that shooting. he's being held without bail. newt gingrich has a new hurdle to cross after his big
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win in south carolina. he needs cash to take on mitt romney's well-funded campaign. >> reporter: mitt romney is stepping up to the mike with a new line of attack against gingrich. >> i think as you look at the speaker's record over time, it's been highly erratic. >> reporter: romney is taking aim at the campaign trail and on the air waves. >> gingrich resigned in disgrace. >> reporter: romney took this ad, aimed at stopping his win. >> reporter: gingrich is fighting to raise the money to strike back and fast. florida's primary is less than a week away and is shaping up to be the most expensive so far. >> reporter: right now, romney has the biggest war chest and the largest organization. but gingrich raised $1 million in the first 24 hours after his south carolina win. he's now leading in at least
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one florida poll. >> please remind everybody that they have a chance to help nominate a genuine, grass roots conservative, versus the establishment's money candidate. >> reporter: gingrich and romney are treating the next primary like a two-man race. but two other candidates insist they are still in the fight. rick santorum kicked off his florida campaign, saying romney and gingrich tried to destroy one another, could help him. ron paul is focusing his efforts on states holding caucuses in the months ahead. at the white house, randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> ron paul may not be spending money to campaign in florida, but he says he is not skipping the debates set for tonight in tampa. same-sex marriage and win -- wind power. those are just two things on governor martin o'malley's agenda this year. o'malley said he is pushing again to legalize same-sex marriage in maryland. he will also be introducing a bill to develop off-shore wind
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power in in maryland. he is hoping a project will help move it along. hear from the governor on his plans, coming up all new at 5:00 and 6:00. a catholic priest is removed from duty at a baltimore county church. derek valcourt has more on the charges he's facing. >> mark bullock is charged with indecent exposure at an adult book store. bullock, a priest at the church of the immaculate church in townsend was found partially nude at the book store. bullock will no longer function as a priest. the archdiocese is launching its own investigation into the incident. bullock faces a misdemeanor charge that carries a fine. $1,000 and three years in prison. >> bullock's next court date is march 6th. more on the foreclosure crisis. the frederick news reports that
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15 to 20 people braved below- freezing temperatures. they set up tents next to carol creek, and a few people spent the night. the group hopes to spread word about their foreclosure event next week. they said that members can stay, as long as they follow the law. well, at least a dozen people need a place to stay tonight, after fire damaged six apartments in perry hall. it happened at the perry hall apartment complex last night. six apartments were damaged by smoke and the flames. the two-alarm fire brought 70 firefighters to the scene. the red cross is helping those without a place to live. no one was hurt. and the cause of the fire is under investigation. >> let's check on the roads with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. hi, kristy. >> hi, kai. hi, everyone. starting off on northbound 95, if you are headed in that direction, we have a car fire, at little gun powder falls bridge. that definitely is going to catch your attention. as far as the beltway goes, slowing there from dulaney valley road, along the perrine
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parkway. also heavy from providence road to harrisburg expressway. average speed, about 35 miles an hour. traveling in the towson area, watch out for traffic lights out. and city accidents include north highland at jefferson, greenmount at 35th street. and also edmondson avenue at whitmore. let's take a live look. as you can see, no current delay there, west of york road. this traffic report is brought to you by subway. it's freshly-baked bread, flavor-packed pastrami. just how to satisfy the slightly big appetite. only to subway, eat fresh. a difficult loss. the baltimore ravens are back in maryland today, getting ready for the long off season. stan saunders talks with players and coaches in owings mills as they packed up their gear. >> reporter: now, the ravens settle down while letting reality settle in. as the ebb and flow continues to run its course.
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at midmorning, ravens players and coaches reconvene for a 10:00 meeting. then they share their final goodbyes in anticipation of possible player changes. they cleaned out their lockers, while trying to regain some sense of normalcy, coming off of yesterday's defeat. >> it's hard. everybody can't be a winner. when they get to that point, it hurts. but you know that moment can come. you know you can win. you know you can lose. but the loss is just so shocking. >> i can either go ahead and roll over. or i can pick myself back up, knowing that it is going to sting. but i'm going to get back to work. and get ready for next year. >> need to get away from it. and the day before, you could develop your love back for it again. >> reporter: as linebacker jameel mcclain tells me, time does heal all wounds but this one is so deep, it's going to take some time. >> we are told joe flacco is
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sporting an old look. see it and hear from him coming up all new on wjz at 5:00 and 6:00. still ahead. unanimous ruling about what the police are saying about using gps technology. plans to remember long-time football coach joe paterno. men think they're stronger than women. but are they? the results of a new pain study is coming up in healthwatch. and it is a damp, gloomy, black kind of day outside. any relief outside? meteorologist bernadette woods has our updated first warning weather forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the u.s. supreme court is changing the way police use gps technology to track down criminals. the court ruled today, gps
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cannot be done without first oshtaining a search warrant. thethe case was involving a drug dealer in washington, d.c., who was convicted after his car was tracked by gps. a pair of guns believed to once belong to the infamous bank robbing couple, bonnie and clyde now have a new owner. the gun and shotgun were sold for $212,000. the guns were seized from the outlaw couple's hideout in 1933. tomorrow othe penn state campus -- on the penn state campus, a public viewing will be held for legendary penn state coach joe paterno. >> reporter: coach paterno's fans, like jake and margaret big ham say he was everything to penn state. >> he's been a very important part of our family for three generations, even though we
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didn't have a personal relationship with him. >> you know, he had a brooklyn accent. and my name is marcy. and he called me maw-see. everyone used to laugh at that. >> reporter: starting tuesday, the funeral will be held, followed bay a -- by a private service and memorial. >> the university is working with the family. >> reporter: many here in the community are bitter about what happened. his long-time friend, charles pittman, who played for penn state, said the pressure was too much for his former coach. >> i think ultimately, he succumbed because they took away his love. i think he died of a broken heart. >> reporter: as for former coach jerry sandusky, legal experts say paterno would have testified in the upcoming trial, but it would not be
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crucial to the case. manuel gallegus, wjz eyewitness news. >> pennsylvania governor tom corbit has ordered all flags to be lowered to half staff. in honor of joe paterno. not a great start to the week on wall street. dow bounced around for most of the day. the dow is now down 12 points. s&p up a point. and nasdaq is up 3. let's go to new york now, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. european finance ministers are putting the pressure on private creditors for an agreement for the government to cut the country's massive debt load. time is running out for greece to reduce its debt. getting thousands of tax evaders to pay up could help priests lower its debt bill. the country has named about 4,000 tax dodgers who collectively owe the government
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nearly $20 billion. but greek officials say much that was money might never be claimed because some of the top ones are in prison and they are bankrupt. shares tumbled about 7%, after the blackberry shook up its top management. the company's founders resigned as ceo over the weekend. their replacement says he sees no need for radical change in the country. survivors of carnival's costa concordia ships are being offered off the cruise ship. it's something many are calling tasteless and insulting. passengers plan to file a class- action suit against carnival. meantime, industry analysts say insurance costs, related to the sinking of the ship, may reach $1 billion. that's your money watch. for more, head to cbsmoneywatch.com. in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. >> in today's wjz healthwatch
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report, do women actually feel more pain than men? according to scientists at stanford university, yes. after looking at data from more than 72,000 patients, suffering from a range of diseases, they found women reported feeling more pain than men in almost every case. doctors still don't know why pain is more intense for women, but they say this does confirm previous findings. and coming up on wjz eyewitness news at 4:00. it's not just for summertime. why sun screen ask more important than ever for -- is more important than ever for children. jumping to safety. two women escaped their burning home after throwing a 2-year- old to safety. i'm andrea fujii, in southwest baltimore. details just ahead. this kind of weather makes you feel sluggish. when will the gray skies clear up? >> wjz 13 is always on. for the top stories on wjz.com. for instant updates and first warning weather all the time, click wjz.com.
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a live look outside our doors. >> i'm joking. [ laughter ] >> we wish.
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that's pretty. >> wouldn't that be nice? >> three's company. >> back outside our doors. >> sorry. the other shot was santa monica. >> that was great. >> i apologize. just trying to have fun. >> a little taste of fun for you. that's what we're seeing, actually, is all of the clouds that are just covering the entire city still. the thing is, they're breaking up around parts of the state, but not everywhere yet. first doppler radar, there's been rain across the state today. in addition to the rain, we've had many areas with just that light mist and drizzle. and that still continues where we do have the fog. switch it over and show you all of this started last night, when temperatures were actually below freezing. so there was a little bit of freezing drizzle during the overnight hours. then temperatures slowly climb to above freezing. and in some cases, they keep climbing. 48 in ocean city. 49 in oakland. that's where the clouds have given way to sunshine. now, in between the two, we're really socked in, in that fog. and we are still in the 30s this afternoon. really killed our high temperature for the day. now, the other thing, the winds are very light, where the fog
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still is. but you notice, where the winds are starting to pick up, it's mixing up the atmosphere. that's allowing the fog to give way to sun. the other thing, the visibility where we still have the fog is very low. only one mile in baltimore, whereas we're now up to 10 miles in oakland. overnight, we're still going to be dealing with this storm. the bulk of the rain gets out of here. some mist and drizzle is going to continue. and the fog is going to stick around for most of us during the overnight hours. but tomorrow, that fog will give way to sunshine during the day. and temperatures will respond nicely because of that. and the thing is, after we get rid of these storms, pretty mild air mass is coming our way. it's not coming down from the arctic. this is coming in from the pacific. and by nature of it being an an a pacific air mass. the winds will be light again tomorrow. they kick up again during the afternoon. maybe 5 to 10 knots, having to mix up the atmosphere and bring back the return of sunshine.
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when we do get to sunshine, those temperatures are going up. but tonight, we're going to drop down a couple of degrees. we're still in the 30s because of the fog. tomorrow, though, with the sun getting up to 50. we thought we would get a little higher today because of the fog lifting. but that hasn't really happened. the fog hangs a little tougher. we may only be in the 40s. but the idea is, it's going to be warmer tomorrow. and we're above average for the entire forecast. we'll have that coming up later. >> we're at the end of january. i love it. thanks, bern. don't miss tonight's cbs primetime lineup. at 10:00, it's another episode of hawaii five-0. then stay tuned at eyewitness news at 11:00. and there's more ahead. fighting fire with fire. what the european union hopes to gain by banning the oil imports from iran. middle hearings continue. will a judge allow the man who shot president reagan to take a week-long trip to see his mother. the death toll rises off the coast of italy, while the dangerous job of unfueling the
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it is 4:28. 36 degrees. and it's foggy. hello. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm denise koch. >> and i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about. >> two more victims have been recovered from the capsized costa concordia, bringing the death toll to 15. this comes as officials get ready to start removing about half a million gallons of fuel from the wrecked ship. anna metranga reports for wjz from giglio, italy. >> reporter: divers searching the costa concordia, found the bodies of more victims on monday. two women were found near the ship's internet cafe.
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earlier crews set off explosion to remove debris and give rescuers better access. divers must pick their way through obstacles, as they search deep within the ship. >> we are freezing in october. things floating. i mean, trays, tables and so on. >> reporter: italian officials say the damaged cruise liner is stable. so they won't need to stop the search operation in order to begin pumping about half a million gallons of fuel from the vessel. >> we are ready to go. and we are ready to start working. >> reporter: booms have been placed around the ship to contain the fuel in case of a spill. and an oil tanker, with emergency response equipment is on standby. worker says it will take about four weeks to extract all the fuel. >> reporter: the owners of the costa concordia are facing questions about their responsibility for the shipwreck. costa cruises has placed the blame squarely on its captain for sailing too close to the
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shore. but documents leaked to italian media say captain francesco schettino say doctors the owners encouraged him to do this for publicity. meanwhile, family members of the missing are still on the island, waiting for news about their loved ones. in giglio, italy, anna metranga, wjz eyewitness news. >> passengers. doomed costa concordia plan to file a class-action lawsuit this week against carnival. passengers are seeking half a billion dollars in damages. it's been nearly 40 years since john hinckley tried to assassinate then president ronald reagan. now, a district court is deciding whether he should ever walk free again. >> reporter: under a new proposal, hinckley could be released from a mental hospital where he has lived since 1982. state officials are asking to give hinckley two home visits
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with his mother. followed by 24 visits. not everyone agrees that hinckley is ready for the unsupervised visits. a secret service agent said he was monitoring hinckley last fall when he stoped and became fascinated with books on presidential assassination. a wicomico high school coach is accused of having sex with one of his students. 43-year-old steven kickins is out-- kibegin gins -- kigins is out on bail. he is accused of having sex with a student in a classroom. during school hours. he took over the volleyball team after the last coach was arrested and convicted of having sex with a student. wjz is learning more about a car accident in anne arundel county that left one person dead. it happened on dorsey road in hanover. police say an unidentified man was walking on the road when he was struck and killed by a car.
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the driver stoped and waited for police. but the man later died. investigators are blaming the accident on poor lighting and pedestrian error. thrown to safety. two women escaped to safety. andrea fujii has the story from fulton avenue. >> reporter: a grandmother, mother, and 2-year-old, all survived the nearly 20-foot jump. but their house is a total loss. >> reporter: the one-alarm fire broke out at about 6:00 in the morning, in the 300 block of south fulton, startling neighbors. >> i saw the smoke and fire, flames coming from my window because it's right next to mine. >> i saw some fire. and when i woke up, it was kind of scary. >> reporter: inside the row home was a 45-year-old woman, her 21-year-old daughter, and her 2-year-old girl. >> heavy fire and smoke conditions, coming from the first floor of this location. >> reporter: trapped on the
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first floor, firefighters say the grandmother jumped out of the second-story window. >> reporter: that's when the grandmother threw the toddler out the second story window and jumped out herself. >> reporter: neighbors say they can't imagine how scared the family was. >> that is crazy because i have a 2-year-old boy in the house. it's like so close to home. and i was just telling my boyfriend, that could have been us. >> reporter: all three were taken to different hospitals for injuries suffered from the jumps. the mother also suffered second- and third-degree burns. but everyone is expected to survive. i'm andrea fujii, wjz eyewitness news. >> someone caught the toddler as she fell to the ground. the cause of the fire is under investigation. cleanup effort begins in reno, nevada. firefighters battled through the weekend and contained the blames -- flames that flames that destroyed 21 homes. an elderly man admitted he
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accidentally started the fire. no word whether he'll face any criminal charges. the cause of death of canadian freestyle skier, sarah burke, has been released. doctors say burke went into cardiac arrest after a skiing accident at a resort in utah. she died a week later. medical experts say the lack of oxygen to her brain during cardiac arrest, caused irreversible brain damage. burke was just 29 years old. in healthwatch, looks like parents aren't protecting their children from the sun's harmful rays. and they could be paying the price. >> reporter: many children are heading down the path to skin cancer. the study looked at 360 children and teens and found that only 25% use sun screen regularly. at the same time, they were also getting a lot of sun exposure. nearly 50% of those surveyed reported at least one episode of sun burn, a factor that can double the risk of developing melanoma. and doctors say it's important
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to have a skin exam at least once a year and look out for lesions that change shape, size or color and become painful. back to you, denise. >> thank you very much, mary. it is estimated there will be more than 76,000 new cases of melanoma, diagnosed this year. no sunshine in maryland today. in fact, we're dealing with tricky weather. lots of melting snow. and a thick blanket of fog, as you can see out there. week has weather and traffic together. bob is here with the updated numbers. >> a little freezing drizzle, north of the city. now, we still have fog in the area. but the rain is pretty much done. it's off to the east, as you can see it move through the area. we're left with a lot of low clouds and fog. temperature-wise, hasn't moved up a whole lot. but it is above freezing everywhere. that's good news. in fact, the warm spot, you wouldn't expect this. oakland at 52 degrees. we're stilla stuck at 36. ocean city at 48. very mild air coming in tomorrow. and a lot of sunshine, a much
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nicer afternoon than we've seen. denise? >> thank you, bob. let's check on the roads now with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. hello, kristy. traffic definitely getting a lot busier out there. northbound 95, that delay stretches from pulaski highway, past whitemarsh boulevard. as far as the beltway goes, still some slowing from dulaney valley road. over to perring parkway. and also congestion from park burg to the harris county expressway. 70 westbound, just bumper to bumper there, from 29 to marriottsville road. and several accidents out there. northbound, 295, an accident, right there at the corner of the beltway. and we have accidents we're watching east fayette at calvert. and also harford at east northern parkway. let's take a look at the beltway at the bw parkway. and we'll take another live look, 83 north of the beltway there, in that camera shot. this traffic report is brought to you by the cochran firm. if you or someone you know has suffered a personal injury,
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call 1-800-the firm. or visit them online for your free consultation. >> thank you very much. it is the big of the solar eruption in seven years. and experts are keeping a close eye on what it might do here on earth. yesterday, a massive solar flare. that energy will stretch the earth's protective magnetic solar field. it could impact electronics and force commercial jets away from polar flight routes. it will take until wednesday for the storm to pass earth. i'll have to go back to school to totally understand that one. [ laughter ] that's amazing. >> we could ask bob. >> okay. i'll do that. straight ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 4:00. thinking on her feet. how a 9-year-old girl in colorado manages to escape her kidnapper. on trial for the deaths of hundreds of protestors. how some are defending hosni mubarak. changes are coming. stick around for the updated first warning forecast coming up. here's a friendly reminder.
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new testimony in the trial of former egyptian president hosni mubarak. one of the officials took the stand today. he claims he is innocent. and that, quote, thugs are responsible for killing protestors during last month's uprising. if convicted, he could face the death penalty. protestors flood the streets of syria. thousands of people gathered near homes to mourn the deaths of 11 residents who were killed by security forces over the weekend. more than 5,000 people have been killed in sare sir qua -- syria since the revolt against president hassad ruptured last month. the european union is banning oil imports from iran, trying to put pressure on the country to try to abandon its nuclear program. tina kraus has more from
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london. >> reporter: foreign ministers in brussels took a deal to stop iran from selling its oils to the european union. >> the pressure of sanctions is to try to make sure that iran takes seriously our request to come to the table. >> reporter: e.u. diplomats are urging iran to ditch talks. they hope banning new oil contacts will hit tehran's economy and keep money from funneling into nuclear activity. leaders of the 27 european union countries say they're not trying to trigger a new conflict with the sanction. but iranian lawmakers are already threatening to close a crucial waterway in the gulf, in retaliation. a fifth of the world's oil supply, travels through the stateof hormuz. over the weekend, french, british and american warships moved through the channel. the united nations has already slapped sanctions on iran but
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the e.u. oil embargo goes a step further. >> it is absolutely right to do this, in view of iran's continued release. and refusal to come to meaningful negotiations. >> reporter: tehran insists it is enriching for peaceful purposes like producing electricity. but western powers are convinced, tehran is developing an atomic bomb. tina kraus, wjz eyewitness news. >> how much are we paying at the pump right now? a gallon of regular will cost you on average, $3.42. that's up 23 cents from a month ago. last year at this time, we were only paying $3.10. a breakaway amish leader is stuck behind bars, until the straw. >> a judge denied several requests to release sam mullet on bond today. the 66-year-old is facing charges for five beard or hair cutting attacks on are the amish last year. prosecutors say mullet is a risk to flee and that he poses
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a danger to the community. but mullet claims the government is trying to invoke the memory of a deadly standoff in waco, texas, to keep him locked up. mullet faces several counts including charges of conspiracy, assault, and tampering with evidence and hate crimes that were motivated by religious differences. vic? >> a feud over church discipline allegedly led to those attacks. a sweet 16 party ends in violence. police in antioch say some of the guests were arguing when shots rang out. at least six people were rushed to the hospital, including a 13- year-old and two 16-year-olds. some of those victims were treated for minor injuries, while others required more intensive care. and police are, of course, now investigating the incident. a desperate search is under way after a little girl falls into an icy river in oregon. the 6-year-old was playing in the snow near the water, when she was swept away. authorities say the girl was missing for about an hour, before they finally got word of the incident. they say poor weather and high water conditions have made it
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difficult for rescue teams. a missing 9-year-old is back from home, after she escapes escapes from her alleged kidnapper. police found the girl in colorado springs. >> reporter: friends and family gather outside the house of a 9- year-old girl, all waiting to welcome her home, after a terrifying ordeal. >> we are sad that it happened to her. >> reporter: police believe 29- year-old jose garcia took the girl while she was walking home from school on thursday. >> i just want my baby girl. >> reporter: police saya friday, garcia's car broke down and a passerby picked him and the victim up and took them to circle ca -- circle k. once there, the little girl, with her face bruised, ran into the store and called 911. >> looked at me, pointed in my eyes, and said, i ain't going nowhere. i'm waiting for my mama. i looked at the guy. he looked me in the eyes, spun around and high-tailed it out of there. >> after all that she went through, she was brave enough to have enough strength to go out of the car and go into a
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store and be brave enough to speak up. >> reporter: garcia was once the victim's neighbor. his ex-girlfriend said police were already searching for garcia before he allegedly took the 9-year-old. she said garcia picked her daughter up from school earlier in the day and assaulted her. she and her boyfriend called police. >> we notified them and said, this is what's going on. and i think the police just put two and two together and found him. >> reporter: the victim's family is happy she's safe and home, but they know there's a long road ahead of her. >> i hope that she can somehow find a way to work through it. how long that might take, who knows? but i hope one day that she can. >> garcia has a lengthy criminal record that includes drunk driving and criminal trespassing charges. four florida a&m university band members charged with hazing have been expelled. they were arrested after attacking five clarinet players as part of a hazing ritual.
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the expulsion came two months after drum major robert champion died after a football game. police believe hazing did play a role in his death. tougher standards on tailgating at yale university, following the death of a massachusetts woman, at the harbor yale football game last year. two others injured, after a yale student drove a u-haul truck, through the tailgate area back in november. as a result, kegs will no longer be permitted at university athletic events or functions. oversized vehicles like box trucks will no longer be permitted. the size and color of your dinner ware could be making you eat more. according to the study, the bigger your dish, the bigger your portion will be. and if it matches your plate, you're more likely to eat more. experts recommend using smaller plate and boat -- bowls that contrast with the color of the food. many say george clooney is
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a shoo-in for best actor. mark steines is in hollywood with more. coming up here on entertainment tonight, george clooney has come a long ways from his win on "er." he has an oscar nomination. now, we can show you george, sounding offer with his fellow front runners. >> i'm not talking about the quality of the product. i was in batman 4. >> we know. [ laughter ] >> we know. [ bleep ] >> george gets profane, discussing batman and robin and just about everything else, in a rousing oscar round. charlize theron remembers george's enhanced batman suit. >> what up, nipples? >> if i had known they would put nipples on the thing, i would have rethought it. >> reporter: george talks about making smaller films like the descendants andides of march.
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>> i do films for scale and commercials. i do coffee commercials overseas. and i make a lot of money doing those. so i get to live in a nice house. >> do you drink coffee? >> i do. >> and people gthat's a sell -- go, that's a sellout. and i go, [ bleep ]. >> george has a point of view. also tonight, heidi and seal's split. just what went wrong? plus, we have duane the rock johnson serenading in hawaii. boy can that guy sing. it's all coming up here on entertainment tonight. you can see entertainment tonight, at 7:30, here on wjz 13. a dutch teenager is back on land, after sailing solo around the world. laura decker sailed into st. martin in catalina over the weekend. the 16-year-old claims she is the youngest sailor to ever complete a round-the-world voyage alone. the guinness book of world records is not recognizing the effort because it does not want
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here's a live look outside right now. it is still foggy and nasty out there. >> want to know why? i'll tell you why. since the ground is cold. the ground has been cold the next couple of days. and warm air is coming in. over top of that cold ground. the dew point is being reached down at the ground. so the fog and low clouds are forming down here, not up there, particularly. so you go up 3,000 feet. it's clear as a bell. down here, we're stuck in the low clouds. as you can see issue the visibility has increased in some of the roads. you can see pretty well now. take a look at radar. all the rain we saw early today, there it goes, off to the east, into the atlantic, across jersey, delaware, eastern shore. just a few lingering showers on the lower eastern shore. temperature-wise, take a look at the dew point. 36 for the dew point.
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35, humidity, 96%. winds are dead calm. so things report really moving out very much right now. the barometer will be rising, 29.98 inches. right now, look how warm it is, west of us. 52 out in oakland. that warm air coming in to the western sections of our region. 37 in washington. 46, ocean city. at least above freezing. all morning, for some areas, north of the city. stuck at 31, 32, 33, all day long. 35 is your dew point, which means you can get a lot of low clouds, fog in some areas. visibilities down as well. 39, kent island, annapolis. and 37 in bel air. trite now, winds are very light here. but generally, we'll start seeing a turn of the south/southwest. eventually, the west, that will dry things out, nicely tomorrow. it's going to be a beautiful day, once we get rid of the clouds and rain. just cold enough for that. out west, raining in california. snow in the mountains. snow in areas. most of the country, actually, not in too bad of shape. we had big storms in the south.
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they've moved off now to the east through georgia and the carolinas. our rain this morning, there it goes off to the east. clearing skies, coming in tonight. still maybe a risk of a little fog forming, even late tonight. unless the winds are able to clear things up. showers to the west. tomorrow, a very pleasant day, as high pressure builds in. a lot of pressure getting into the low 50s tomorrow. so about a 15- to 20-degree increase. winds on the bay, west, 5 to 10 knots. so tonight, any leftover drizzle. clouds will break overnight. 36. it's not going to drop overall. 52. a lot of sunshine and a nice little western breeze. beautiful afternoon. it may be cloudy in the morning and low clouds. but it will be really pleasant by afternoon. thank you, bob. still to come on eyewitness news tonight. exposed. i'm mike hellgren in towson. police say they caught a priest
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coming up next on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. last-minute failures. what the ravens are saying today, after their season ends with a heartbreaking loss. charges a local priest is facing tonight. the fat is in the fire now. governor o'malley presents his legislative agenda, and same- sex marriage is included among the priorities. i'm pat warren. coming up on wjz eyewitness news. find out what his focus will be. check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> eyewitness news at 5:00 starts now.
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it still hurts. missed opportunity, leads to emotional loss. >> reporter: the ravens' final loss, as they pack up for the season. >> utter disbelief. >> hi. i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> i think terrell's face pretty much says it all. the ravens are back in baltimore, after they come up short against the patriots. now they are cleaning out their lockers on the heels of a painful defeat. sports director mark viviano is at the ravens' practice facility with new reaction from the team. you were there, mark. >> yeah. it was a tough one, kai. and here today in owings mills, cold, damp and dreary, and that is befitting the mood of a team that had its super bowl dreams dashed by the new england pats

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