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disappointing loss in the afc title game. >> reporter: instead of preparing for a super bowl, the ravens met monday morning to clean out their lockers. say goodbye to teammates and ponder the pain of a tough loss. the ravens believed their season wouldn't end for another two weeks. >> we just kind of feel kind of stupid right now, like what are we doing, and we're not supposed to be doing this. but the next couple of days, i'm sure it will sink in and we'll feel the pain. >> the loss is just so shocking. and it hurts so much. it's like a pain that you can't explain. >> reporter: no player felt more pain than kicker billy cundiff, who missed a 32-yard field goal that would have sent the game to overtime. one day later, cundiff stood at his locker and vowed the miss will make him better. >> these kinds of things don't make a person. but it's the response that makes a person. i can roll over or pick myself back up and know that the sting is going to sting. but i'm going to get back to
work and prepare for next year. >> reporter: a clean-shaven joe flacco also met with the media. he was better than tom brady on sunday, but still ended up on the losing side. it's a defeat that flacco is still trying to understand. >> you don't really know what to think and how to feel. so i think every now and then, you get different feelings, and as the day goes on, i think, you know, at one second, you're like, okay, we gave it all we had. and the next second, you're just kind of frustrated that we didn't pull it through. >> reporter: and there is business to be done. joe flacco has one year remaining on his current contract. and told reporters today that he would definitely like to get a contract extension done this off season. plus, there are a number of ravens who are free agents. that includes ray rice, ben grubbs and jared johnson. the organization will meet to discuss these and many others in the off season in the weeks to come. that's the latest here in owings mills.
back to you for now. >> ravens are 1-2 in a if -- afc title games. it is unbelievable. today's gloomy weather matches the mood of ravens' fans everywhere. baltimore skyline covered by thick fog most of the day. we also dealt with rain and low visibility on the roads. wjz is live with first warning weather. meteorologist bernadette woods and bob turk are updating our conditions. let's start with bob turk, tracking live doppler radar. >> definitely was a blue monday. let's take a look at radar. the rain is gone. left over there in the eastern shore, moving away from the region. so we won't be dealing with the rain. but still have some low clouds and fog in the area, as you see. let's take a look at the satellite picture. it shows all of the clouds and rain moving across the region. and we're still left with a lot of low clouds. to the west of us, some clearing. that will move in later on this evening. and temperatures are going to head up. right now, visibility is quite low around here.
about a mile. over in d.c., it's up to 4. a few spots in the eastern shore. less than a mile. coming in at zero. although it's half a mile. six in ocean city. and 10, 10-mile visibility in oakland. there's big improvement out there. bernadette has a look at some of the temperatures. and quite unusual for this time of year in some places. bernadette? >> that's one of the reasons we have this fog today is a push of warmer air, trying to push into maryland. in some cases, it has arrived. 52 in oakland. and 46 in ocean city. but with the snow that was already on the ground and a light wind in the air, there's not a whole lot to mix up this atmosphere. and you can see in baltimore, we've gotten stuck in that fog. and it's only 36 degrees. so all of that warm air is rushing up to the west of us and to the east of us. and tomorrow, as we mix up our at mot fear -- atmosphere a little more, we will start to have that. violent storms kill at least two in alabama and injure
at least 100 others. alexis christoforous reports for wjz, with the cleanup. >> 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 you got down there? >> pretty much all of the houses are gone. people out there, trying to dig through stuff. took one guy out. took another house on the door. he's all bloodied up. he went to the hospital. >> reporter: emergency officials say the deadly storms hit overnight and injured at least 100 people in the birmingham area. >> the whole house is tilted and couldn't stand up in the house. >> reporter: stan leo's house was severely damaged. he feels lucky to be alive. >> they always say the basement is the safe place. this time, i'm glad i wasn't there. because we could have been
killed because of the house collapsing onto the basement. >> 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. the violent storms also hit parts of tennessee, mississippi and arkansas. back here, a maryland high schoolteacher is accused of having sex with a student on school grounds. denise is in the newsroom with the investigation. denise? >> reporter: well, mary, the 43- year-old man is charged with assault and sex offense. steven kigins is a teacher and volleyball coach. a female student said she had sex with him about once a week, in a classroom. she was between 16 and 17 years old at the time. the school says kigins has been removed from his position. he is now out of jail on
$50,000 bond. >> he was also -- the school's previous volleyball coach also pleaded guilty to having sex with a 16-year-old player. a baltimore priest is arrested after wents say he -- witnesses say he took his pants off inside the store. mike hellgren has more on the charges he's facing. >> reporter: we're at the church of the impmackulate conception. this -- immaculate conception. he is well known. the charges have many people saddened and asking for prayer tonight. . >> reporter: police say they caught a priest from the immaculate conception with his pants down and charged him with indecent exposure. a misdemeanor that could put him in jail. >> this is our livelihood. >> reporter: robert and pam cool own bush river and movies, where they charged father steve bullock last week. >> he made a mistake.
you know. he was a priest. but he was still a person. >> reporter: the cools believe their store has been unfairly targeted. >> we've made some people mad here over the years. and it could be them calling. we don't know. poor man's life is ruined. >> the archdiocese said it immediately removed father bullock as a priest. >> reporter: thethey ordered him to get a psychologic evaluation. a search of court records show father bullock has no prior arrests. >> and it's a very unfortunate incident that happened. we don't condone it in any way. >> he was in the wrong place at the wrong time, i guess. >> reporter: father bullock listed the church here as his address. but the archdiocese says he will no longer be able to live in the rectory in towson. they declined our request for an interview. reporting live in towson, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news.
kai? >> mike, thank you. father bullock has a court hearing scheduled for early march. >> reporter: a plane makes an emergency landing at bwi marshall airport today. the express jet flight, traveling from richmond to dulles, was forced to land at bwi, with a problem with the landing gear. 42 passengers were evacuated but nobody was injured. the airline is now inspecting the plane. governor o'malley presents his legislative session. political reporter pat warren reports, both sides of this issue appear to have chosen the best interests of children as their focus for their arguments. >> reporter: as to how he would try to convince members to pass this, governor o'malley did not hesitate. >> i believe we all want the same thing for our children. we all want our children to live in households that are stable and loving environments that are protected equally under the law. and i am encouraging members of
the house, in particular, to look at this issue through the eyes of children. particularly through the eyes of children whose parents are gay. >> reporter: advocates of traditional marriage urge lawmakers to think about what's best for children. >> marriage exists to bring together men and women for the reproduction of the human race ask to keep together a man and woman to raise together the children produced by their union. >> reporter: maryland's 2012 same-sex marriage debate gets under way as the governor announces his priority list in this to-do list. through legislation. >> i'm hoping that through the eyes of children of gay and lesbian children, we will find that common ground to protect religious freedom and rights equally under the law. >> if we were to legalize same- sex marriage, we would be essentially saying, children don't matter and mothers mothers and fathers don't matter. >> reporter: both sides agree, the difference this year is the
governor. montgomery county government peter sprig represents the family research council. >> the governor and the entire sort of apparatus of the democratic party has now thrown their entire weight behind the passage of this bill. but i imagine that will defeat it the same way it did last year. >> reporter: the governor is just as determined to see it pass. >> ask yourself what is in their best interest. what sort of state do you want your children to live in? >> reporter: the governor's legislative agenda will be presented to the general assembly tonight. i'm pat warren reporting. now, back to you. other controversial proposals this year include increases in the gas tax, and the flush tax and state income tax for about 12% of maryland's high-income families. a new call for renovations to the maryland house.
under the deal, the travel clauses would be rebuilt and operated by a private company. the project would create about 400 jobs. it still needs final approval. still ahead at 5:00, a clock. penn state community mourns the loss of joe paterno. but will his death impact the case against jerry sandusky? jumping to safety. two women escape a burning home, after threing a 2-year- old to safety. i'm jessica kartalija, details just ahead. i'm ron matz, in south broadway. a fox on the loose here in fells point. the story coming up here on wjz. and it is a dreary start to the workweek. when will the skies clear up? bob has more in his updated forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
flags are flying at half staff in pennsylvania, in honor of joe paterno. the former penn state football coach lost his battle with lung cancer, just two months after he was fired following a sex abuse scandal. there are plans to commemorate paterno's life. >> reporter: coach joe paterno fans, like joe and margaret bigham say he was important to penn state. >> he was an important part of our family for three decades, even though we didn't have a personal relationship with him. >> marcy worked for paterno for 26 years. >> you know, he had a brooklyn accent. my name is marcy. and he called me "ma-see." we used to laugh at that. >> reporter: they will have a funeral, followed by private service wednesday, and a memorial in the basketball
arena thursday. >> reporter: the university is working with paterno's family, despite firing him for the way he handled the child sex abuse scand alt. long-time friend charles pittman said the pressure was too much for his former coach. >> i think ultimately, he succumbed because they took away his will to live. i think he died of a broken heart. >> reporter: as for the allegations against former assistant coach jerry sandusky, legal experts say paterno would have testified in the upcoming trial, but it would not be crucial to the case. in state college, pennsylvania, manuel gallegus, wjz eyewitness news. >> the university's former president and athletic director are both charged with failing to report to police, when they first received word of allegations concerning sandusky. with you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check on the roads with kristy breslin. >> reporter: well, congestion
and fog, not a good combination. traveling on the harrisburg expressway, in the northbound direction. heavy traffic there from shawan to belfast. the top side inner loop, 25 minutes. over to on the west side, you'll see plenty of brake lights there, on the inner loop, from frederick road to security boulevard. and 70 westbound, still jam- packed there. as far as the 95 goes, heavy in that northbound direction from pulaski highway past whitemarsh boulevard. and a couple of accidents out there. northbound 295, there at the beltway. and also harford road at royceton avenue. things are moving along, but pretty foggy out there. that's a look at the top side at old court road. this traffic report is brought to you by subway. it's freshly-baked bread, pickles, bubbly cheese. to satisfy the biggest appetite, over to subway, eat fresh. it's not unusual to see a fox in the suburbs, but it's a different story, when one is
spotted in the city. ron matz has more on one fox fraying some nerves in one of baltimore's most popular neighborhoods. >> reporter: foxes are a fairly common sight in the suburbs. one each got into a salisbury restaurant a few years ago. >> you saw it right here? >> yeah. >> reporter: dave davis spotted one early this morning. near jimmy's in fells point. >> he took off on us all. >> he took off? which way did he go? >> down towards the motel. >> reporter: bob henie lived in fells point for more than 30 years. >> and i walked down the street. and i'd see these things darting. and i thought they were huge rats. because they darted fast. >> reporter: pate ress wanda oxendine saw the fox just a few days ago, in the square on broadway. >> and i told everybody at work that i seen it. and they're like, you're crazy. are you sure it wasn't a dog? and i was like, i'm sure. then come to find out today, somebody else seen the fox, too. >> reporter: how did a fox end up here in fells point?
well, there's one theory making the rounds. >> when that train comes in, the freight car, the foxes follow the freight cars and come into the city. that's how they get in here. because they know they get in here and they can eat. there's all kinds of stuff to eat. >> now pet owners are being more careful. >> we'll be a little more cautious. >> reporter: ron matz, wjz eyewitness news. >> fox attacks on people are not common. but foxes will sometimes go after other animals. >> it is strange to see them anywhere. even in the suburbs. >> i'm thinking, probably lives in patterson park or something. >> they are good for mouse and rat control. that's for sure. >> we have room up here on tv hill. >> we can see up here. down there. >> let's take a look at temps and conditions this afternoon.
it's foggy. it's a blue monday, kai. >> it is blue. this is about the bluest monday we can remember in quite sometime. >> that's true. >> yes, it is. all right. we'll have something to cheer you up, though. because tomorrow, the sun will be out. it will be much warmer. it will make you feel much better. let's take a look at temps around the region now. we're at 36. so far, that's the high for the day. the low this morning, a little after midnight. it was 31. 52 in oakland. very warm air, west and southwest of us. in west virginia, 60s coming up right now. with sunshine. 43 in cumberland. 38 in washington. and warmer to the south. in the 40s. -- 43 in elkton.
we have low clouds and fog. the temperatures and dew point are just about the same. that's why we have high, high humidity. the 40 degrees now in annapolis and kent island. it will stay near 40 degrees. warmer air is actually moving into the region from the west/southwest. we'll start seeing a west wind late tonight, tomorrow morning. it should clear out, a lot of sunshine. and much warmer conditions by the afternoon. temperatures are going to shoot up from the 30s to the 40s, into the low 50s. across virginia, maybe mid and upper 50s. no wind here at all. that's one of the reasons, low clouds and fog are hang in -- hanging in. they had much better visibilities. 10-mile visibilities in oakland. our visibilities here about a mile here. eastern shore, couple of spots had under a mile. so pretty foggy in a few spots. watch out for that still this evening. now, the big area of low pressure across the great lakes. snow on the western flank, with cold air coming in. showers and severe thunderstorms. you probably just heard that report in alabama, mississippi,
arkansas. moving through portions of georgia. had a tornado watch out there for a while. that's all moved off to the east. now, for the most part, it's off the east coast. still a little snow across the northern great lakes. for our region, the rain has moved off to the east, as you can see. clearing skies coming in from the west. it will take a little while to get here. but we should see a really nice day tomorrow. and those winds bringing in much, much milder air. so there comes the front, going through the area tonight. already going through for the most part. mild temps coming in tomorrow and wednesday as well. by thursday, another system coming in from the west. may bring us some rain here on thursday. west winds on the bay at 5 to 10 knots. bay temp around 39. came down just a little bit, with the snow and sleet this weekend. and the sunrise tomorrow, you may not see that until a little later on. 7:20 in the morning. sets at 5:17. should be clear by then. tonight, then, maybe a little fog and drizzle. and clouds breaking by early friday.
36. it's not going to move. sunshine, much warmer. low 50s expected tomorrow. so much nicer day. it will perk up your spirits. >> we need it. >> i hope. >> we need something. all right, bob. thank you. as part of our continuing commitment, wjz is teaming up with the american red cross to give up the gift of life. come this saturday to the crown plaza in timonium and donate blood. you'll get to meet marylander brian boyle, a young athlete alive today, only because of the blood others gave him. you'll also meet members of our wjz family and take home a copy of brian's book, iron heart. sign up now and show up any time from 8:00 to 4:00. still ahead on eyewitness news at 5:00. focusing on her recovery. tonight, gabrielle giffords's final acts of bravery before she steps down from congress. more bodies from italy's wrecked cruise ship. a sheriff's deputy, facing
here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. a frederick county sheriff's deputy facing -- faces a multi- million-dollar lawsuit. hours ago, they wrapped up the defense in federal court. adam may is there and has the latest on this case, which is being closely watched by the law enforcement community. adam? >> jurors have now found all of the evidence that will be presented in this case. and it's up to them to decide if this taser was used inappropriately. >> reporter: frederick county deputy rudy torres walked out of federal court, after the jurors heard the last of his defense. back in 2007, he fired a taser twice at durrell gray, leaving the 20-year-old dead in the street. the incident started when people in this neighborhood started a fight. one testified, it looked like they were serious. pushing each other. they were very loud. another neighbor told jurors, i heard a voice say get on the ground. get on the ground. then i heard a pop noise, which
i recognized as a taser. gray's family contends they had no reason to fire the weapon. because another juror told wjz that gray was complying both physically and verbally. >> my hands are on the ground, officer, my hands are on the ground, officer, my hands are on the ground, officer. then they tasered him. >> reporter: grays fell to the ground after the shot and became unresponsive. they presented a defense saying that it could have been an act. >> reporter: closing arguments will begin tomorrow morning. they're expected to take around four hours. that means jurors could begin their deliberations sometime in the afternoon. we're live at the federal courthouse, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> more than 10 marylanders have died in taser-related incidents. a fire in perry hall displaces a dozen people. it happened in perry hall last night. six apartments were damaged by the smoke and flames.
and then contained the two- alarm blaze. the red cross is helping those without a place to live. no one was injured. thrown to safety, two women jumped to escape their burning southwest baltimore home. but as andrea fujii reports, not before throwing a 2-year- old girl out of the window to avoid the flames. >> 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. >> i saw some fire. and when i woke up, it was kind of scary. >> reporter: inside the roe 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
second floor, firefighters say the grandmother jumped out of the second-story front window. >> that's when they say the mother grabbed the toddler and then 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 little boy in the house. and 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. >> it's not clear if someone caught the toddler or if she fell to the ground. the cause of the fire is under investigation. a former cia agent is charged with leaking classified secrets to the media. more on the information he is accused of revealing to reporters. >> reporter: john kayleah cal is charged with violating the
identities protection act and the espionage act. prosecutors say he was the source for stories in 2005 and 2008 about some of the sensitive operations in the 2007 attacks. one of those included the terror attacks in the mastermind behind 9/11. they also talked about the use of waterboarding. >> reporter: he worked as an investigator on the senate foreign relations committee for a year before leaving in 2010. more bodies are recovered from italy's wrecked cruise liner. and there are fears the tragedy could also grow into an environmental crisis if the ship's fuel spills into the water. anna metraininga reports for wjz from 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. earlier, crews set off more explosions to remove debris and
give rescuers better access. divers must pick their way through obstacles as they search deep within the ship. >> we are seeing a lot of things floating. trays, tables and saws. >> 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 an emergency response equipment is on standby. workers say they expect 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 have placed the blame squarely on its captives for sailing too close to the shore. but documents leaked to italian media say captain francesco
schettino said that the owners encouraged him to perform the maneuver for publicity purposes. meanwhile, 10 days after the ship ran aground, 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 of the costa concordia, plan to file a class- action lawsuit this week against carnival for half a billion dollars. a desperate search is under way for a little girl a little girl who fell into an icy river. police say the 6-year-old girl was playing near the snow in the clackamas river. the girl's mother drove for 45 minutes to find a ranger station. park police say poor weather is making this search difficult. four students charged with hazing a florida a&m university student are dismissed from school. the it four marching band members are accused of kicking and punching and paddling students. their arrests last week are the
latest in a scandal that has rocked the famed marching 100 band. famed drum major robert champion died hours after a hazing ritual. stepping down. congresswoman gabrielle giffords focuses on her continued recovery. bigad shaban reports. today, giffords met with survivors of the last year's shooting rampage. >> reporter: representative gabrielle giffords walked slowly into her tucson office to finish the neighborhood meet- and-greet cut short in a spray of bullets. giffords shook hands with suzi hilemans. hileman brought the youngest victim, 9-year-old christina taylor green to meet the congresswoman last january. >> today, she came in under her own steam and shook hands. >> we lined up just the way we lined up a year ago. >> reporter: and giffords also hugged her former intern, daniel hernandez. the 21-year-old is credited with saving her life.
supporters applauded the democrat. the tour of the facility marks giffords' last official act. it's a one-stop shop for families needing everything from legal assistance to food. >> reporter: 19-year-old avery says the center is a symbol of strength. >> it's a sign of no matter what happens, no matter what you're going through now are you can get by, whatever it is. >> reporter: giffords was shot in the head and is slowly recovering. in an online video, she announced her plans to resign from congress. >> i will step down this week. [ applause ] >> reporter: before leaving office, giffords will trend tuesday's state of the union address. and fill her seat that sat empty last year, days after her attempted assassination. >> giffords' congressional seat will be filled through a special election in the coming
months. a u.s. senator fights back against invasive airport security, as he refuses a patdown before a flight to washington, d.c. republican senator rand paul triggered an alarm during a screening at an international airport. paul, who is the son of gop candidate ron paul, said he was detained after he wouldn't give consent for a full-body patdown. >> i said, i'm happy to go through theory re screen. and they wouldn't let me. so then i was detained in an area and told if i used my phone, i got the full-body patdown. >> reporter: the tsa insists that paul wasn't detained at any point, he quickly booked another flight and made it through the screening process. >> gop candidates on the attack in florida. tonight, mitt romney and newt gingrich are exchanging political punches on the campaign trail. as randall pinkston reports for wjz, the fighting comes hours before their next debate. >> reporter: mitt romney is
stepping up to the mike, with a new line of attack against nute newt gingrich. >> i think as you look look at the speaker's record over time, it's been highly erratic. >> reporter: romney is taking aim at him on the campaign trail and over the air waves. >> gingrich resigned. >> the florida tv spot is the first negative ad to come directly from the romney campaign, instead of a super back supporting him. >> gingrich is raising 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 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. time for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in tomorrow morning's edition in the baltimore sun. more on the state's plan to turn over a private company upgrades the operation in the chesapeake on i-95. a couple of calvert hall recruits announced they are heading to penn state. and why a close last-minute loss like the ravens loss is more painful than a blowout.
for these stories and more, read the baltimore sun. and remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. we know the ravens lose. but one baby girl born at sinai hospital is a big winner. she is receiving. look at her there. i'm glad she still has the team colors on. she's receiving a $3,000 savings bond because she was the first baby born at sinai after the start of the ravens- patriots game. shayna is the proud parent. she is beautiful. we don't have a name on her, but she's pretty gorgeous. looks like a hardy baby, too. >> welcome to the world. still ahead on eyewitness news. oil prices going up. how escalating conflict with iran will impact the price at the pump. and paying the price for ignoring the warnings. an alarming new study about children and sun screen. bob turk. the first warning weather center. warmer sunshine headed our way. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. here's today's report from
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plenty of low clouds, as you can see, visibility down in some areas. the fog is not nearly as bad as it was earlier. but we still have some of that tonight. but looks like tomorrow is a much nicer day. bernadette woods has a look at that tuesday forecast. >> overnight, still locally dense fog. and that will carry over into the morning hours. but as we head into the afternoon, we expect sunshine to mix with those clouds. and that's going to give way to much higher temperatures. we're going to top back close to 50 degrees for our high. and we'll stay above average the next few days. for more on that, here's bob. that 14 to 14 degree -- 15 degrees warmer tomorrow. still mild, wednesday. mid-40s. above freezing. 49. a chance for showers, yes. thursday into friday morning. 49. 53. a little cooler. maybe a shower late in the afternoon again on saturday. 46 then turning chilly again down to 29. still, all above normal the entire week. mary? >> in today's energy saver, if you're in the market for a space heater, make sure you buy
an energy-efficient model. make sure you buy a thermostat and timer settings. these can keep rooms from being overheated. and compare the wattages of similar models. for more information on how you can be an energy saver, vol scroal down and click-- scroll down and click on our special section. mudslides in seattle taking over homes. let's see what happens. as a river of mud washes over three homes and backyards monday. a water line and gas line were broken. meteorologists say heavy rain and melting snow are creating massive mudslides. three people were hurt on a bumpy flight. the crewmembers were hurt when their flight encountered turbulence. the passenger jet was carrying 136 passengers and nine crewmembers. three flight attendants were taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. no passengers were hurt. the european union is
banning oil imports from iran. trying to put pressure. tina kraus reports from london. foreign ministers in brussels shook hands on a deal to stop iran from selling its oil to the european union. >> the pressure of the sanctions is to try to make sure that iran takes seriously our request to come to the table and meet. >> reporter: e.u. diplomats are urging iran to resume talks about its nuclear program. they hope banning new prospects will hit tehran's economy and keep money from funneling into nuclear activities. leaders of the 27 european union countries say they're not trying to trigger a new conflict with the sanctions. but iranian lawmakers are already threatening to close a crucial waterway in the gulf in retaliation. a fifth of the world's oil supply tramps through -- travels through the strait of horm united states -- hor muzz.
the united nations has already slapped sanctions on iran. but the e.u. oil embargo goes a step further. >> we have the right to do this, in view of iran's continued breach of security council resolutions and refusal to come to meaningful negotiations. >> reporter: teheran insists it is enriching uranium for peaceful purposes, like electricity. but western powers are convinced tehran is developing a bomb. >> european negotiationors say they worked hard to ensure the embargo would only punish iran and not greece, which is in dire financial trouble. the escalating confrontation with iran is causing prices at the pump to go up. this comes as the average price for a gallon of regular gas climbs to $3.39. that's an increase of 3 1/2 cents. wjz continues to keep an eye on
the pumps and prices here in maryland. it's up 23 cents from a month ago. and last year at this time, we were paying about $3.10 for a gallon of gas. in tonight's healthwatch, a new study shows many children are heading down the path to skin cancer. researchers looked at 360 children and teens and found that only 25% use sun screen regularly. nearly 50% of those surveyed reported at least one episode of sunburn. a factor that can double the risk for developing melanoma. check in for eyewitness news at 6:00. for these stories and more coming up, denise is standing by with a preview. controversial ruling. baltimore's siblings, stripped of a million-dollar lead poisoning award. tonight, the family speaks to wjz. heartbreaking end to the season. what governor o'malley has to say to the ravens, coming up just short of a super bowl run. check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> still to come tonight on wjz
three college students are killed when a fire rips through in upstate new york. the house was being represented by six female students. authorities say 21-year-old evablock died of smoke inhalation. the names of the are the victims have not been released. investigators are still trying to determine a cause. a daring rescue caught on tape. take a look at the video. the helicopter team pulls the teen from a steep mountain side near los angeles. the 19-year-old was hiking with some friends when she got stuck on a 100-foot-high cliff. you can see, they're lifting her to safety. no one was injured. an expectant mother in washington state gives birth in an unlikely place. her husband first had to drive through snowy and icy weather to get through the hospital. once she finally arrives, she
became stuck in an elevator on her way to the delivery room. she was trapped for two hours while in labor. but luckily, some nurses were trapped with her. >> i was in such hard labor that i was just like, are you kidding me? i kept hearing the clinking and the clunking of the elevator trying to do stuff. >> i don't think she was in the elevator for more than between 10 and 20 minutes. and i heard my son cry. >> after she delivered a healthy baby boy, the elevator was still trapped between floors, but her husband was able to climb through the doors and cut the umbilical cord. >> the chances of that happening in the hospital. that is the craziest birth story ever. >> that's the wildest. still to come on wjz eyewitness news. >> exposed. i'm mike hellgren, in towson. police say they caught a priest with his pants down. how the archdiocese has responded to the scandal. does your cable company keep charging you more...
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coming up right now on wjz's eyewitness news at 6:00. controversial ruling. baltimore siblings stripped of a million-dollar lead poisoning. stunning allegations. a local priest arrested. wait until you hear what police say he was doing. ravens left to ponder "what if," as the team looks forward to next year.
what's next in the first warning weather team will let you know. wjz eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now. super bowl dreams denied. >> look out. look out. >> reporter: tonight, the ravens reflect on missed opportunities and what comes next. >> i'm denise koch. >> and i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about tonight. >> so, so close. ravens players and fans are still coming to grips with the heartbreaking loss in the afc championship. wjz is live at the ravens training complex in owings mills. sports director mark viviano