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hi, everybody. i'm mary but bama. >> i'm kai jackson. here's what we're talking about. >> we'll begin with a serious crash in towson. captain mike is over the scene. >> this is actually in timonium. where baltimore county police were surveiling a vehicle that was wanted in reference to multiple burglaries in the northern baltimore county area. apparently the police helicopter was following a vehicle driving southbound on dulaney valley road. coming through the reservoir area. apparently on the wrong side of the road, much of the time. when that vehicle suddenly collided head-on with an suv, driving it into another work truck, now at this time, there
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is one person being transported to shock trauma. that is the driver and allegedly one of the suspects of a stolen vehicle. he's being transported to shock trauma, in critical condition. the drivers of the other two vehicles are lesser injured. and they are being transported to local area hospitals. their condition is not known at this hour. now, baltimore county police do have dulaney valley road closed in both directions. this is going to be north of pot spring road, on dulaney valley, south of timonium. so if you're in this area, you want to avoid it for sometime. baltimore county police will continue their investigation. we understand that this occurred as a result of multiple burglaries in northern baltimore county. police have been searching for two suspects. we know that one other suspect apparently bailed out of this suspect vehicle, up in the merriman's mill, jaredsville pike area. that person is in police custody at this hour, with no
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significant injury. again, the driver of this car, the suspect is being transported to shock trauma in critical condition. back to you on tv hill. >> this crash, as you can imagine, it's affecting traffic. let complete coverage continue with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. kristy, we know dulaney valley road is a heavily traveled road in northern baltimore county. >> we don't know how long it's going to be shut down. but as you can see, quite a mess. a lot of emergency medical equipment on the scene. the crash again at ivy church road. right now, we have a significant delay. and as he mentioned, it is closed, north of pot spring road, back to east timonium. so the best area would be to avoid that if at all possible. but we'll continue to bring you up to date if the situation progresses. joe paterno fans, in huge numbers. they filled the campus of penn state university today. some criticizing others who recently didn't support the long-time coach.
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manuel gallegus reports for wjz from state college, pennsylvania. >> reporter: thousands lined up for a public viewing of former penn state football coach, joe paterno. earlier, there was a private viewing for those who knew best. >> bryant johnson told us joe paterno is the reason he succeeded in life. >> he was a wonderful mentor as well. not only did he teach us the game of football. but he told us, most of us came in as boys and left the university as men. >> reporter: also in the crowd of mourners, former assistant coach, mike mcqueary, a key witness in the child molestation scandal that led to the firing. he said he didn't want to speak today out of respect for the coach. >> reporter: penn state officials say they are working on plans for a lasting way to honor the former coach.
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some alumni want to rename the football stadium, joe paterno field, at beaver stadium. >> some players feel otherwise. >> i don't know that joe would want the football field named after him. >> i don't think so either. >> he was more than that. >> reporter: on cbs this morning, paterno's son said the coach cared more about his family and teams. >> his leg -- legacy is going to be more about his children and grandchildren, and certainly the players he's coached for years. >> reporter: and paterno has a history that goes beyond football. manuel tbaleg us, wjz eyewitness news. >> and there will be another public viewing and a private funeral tomorrow. then thursday, a memorial will be held on campus. white house shooting. a man charged with trying to assassinate president obama is arraigned in federal court. denise is in the newsroom with more on oscar ortega hernandez.
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>> well, kai, ortega hernandez pled not guilty to several charges, including trying to assassinate president obama. ortega is accused of firing shots at the white house. he also faces weapons charges and charges of assaulting secret service officers with a deadly weapon. several shots hit the exterior of the white house residency. the president and first family were not home at the time of the shooting. >> how president obama plans to fix the economy. his plan is being laid out during his state of the union speech tonight. danielle nottingham reports for wjz. republican leaders are calling it a rehash of old proposals. >> reporter: president obama is finishing up tonight's state of the union speech. it includes new economic proposals that he hopes will help him hang onto his job. the latest cbs news, new york times poll shows 60% of the country does not approve of the way he's handled the economy so
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far. tonight, the president will try to plug into voter frustration with a call for economic fairness. >> you can't have people making 50, 60, 200 million a year, paying less effective tax rate than a middle class worker. >> he is talking about the buffet rule, named after billionaire william buffet. he has said it is unfair that his secretary pays a higher rate than he does. tonight, buffet's secretary will be a special guest of first lady michelle obama. the president also plans to lift up the sagging market, invest in manufacturing and groan energy. >> republicans are already shooting down the president's proposals, arguing that these are just the same old ideas. >> the message from the white house is that the president has given up. >> reporter: house speaker says there will be more from a second term. >> i expect we'll hear a
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campaign speech. >> reporter: tomorrow, the president takes his message on the road, hitting five states in three days. in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: and you can see president obama's third state of the union address right here on wjz. our complete coverage begins tonight at 9:00. legalizing same-sex marriage in maryland. governor martin o'malley says he knows what to include to ensure the bill will pass this year. alex demetrick is in the newsroom with more on the high- profile issue the governor says is a priority. alex? >> reporter: governor o'malley's new measure to legalize same-sex marriage will include a copy. this year's legislation spells out that religious groups will not be punished if they refuse to marry same-sex partners. itless also make a difference between same-sex marriage and civil marriage. o'malley says passing the law is important to protect the rights of children of same sex
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couples. scandal at a local catholic church. a priest is removed from duty, after being charged with indecent exposure. mike hellgren tells us what the church of the immaculate conception in towson is doing about it. >> reporter: he worked in towson at the church of the immaculate conception. the charge is a misdemeanor that does carry jail time. >> reporter: the archdiocese of baltimore has stripped a well- known priest of several years of his duty, following his arrest on indecent exposure charges. they say they found him. >> it's a very unfortunate incident that happened. we don't condone it in any way. he made a mistake. you know. he was a priest. but he was still a person. >> late at night, i believe, there wasn't hardly anybody else here. and they just happened to come
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in. you know? police just happened to come in, do a routine patrol, and caught him back there. and it was very unfortunate. >> reporter: father bullock lived and worked at the church of the immaculate conception in towson. in a letter to parishioners, the church asked him to get a psychological evaluation. the reverend wrote, i realize this information may be shocking and painful, however, in the interest of transpairnsy and out of abundance of care for this parish, i wanted to share this news with you and ask for your prayer fist are father bullock and our parish. >> father bullock had no prior record. mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> and the priest also worked in severna park as well as in towson. jier baltimore opportunitiy police need your help to find a hit-and-run driver that struck and killed a pedestrian. 68-year-old beverly moore was crossing seven courts. a car stopped to allow her to cross. another vehicle, a light-
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colored ford 500 sedan, behind that car, passed on the inner lane and struck moore. the driver didn't stop. anyone with information should call baltimore county police. baltimore is the best city for hospital care, according to a new national survey. nine of 16 area hospitals are in the top 5% of all hospitals in the united states. a consumer group, called health grades, used medical data from 2008 to 2010. carroll hospital. sinai, and st. joseph's medical center, are just a few that scored high on the list. well, step outside and take a deep breath. the weather is spectacular. mainly sunny and unseasonably mild. meteorologist bernadette woods is here with the updated numbers from first warning weather. bern, it does feel like a taste of spring out there. >> it has a smell in the air, too. it really does. after what we went through in the past couple of days. here's what we went through.
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there is nothing in our area. just to confirm what you saw there. as far as temperatures go, though, had these are pretty incredible. across the state. we are in the 50s here in baltimore. 55 degrees. we just dropped to. 51 in hagerstown. even in the howns mountains, 51 degrees. and a little cooler. the breeze has kicked in off the water, where it is colder. so what we're dealing with for the next couple of days, still above average. but we do have some changes. >> still ahead on wjz's eyewitness news at 4:00. we'll update you on the breaking news in lutherville. a very serious multicar accident. buried alive, see the incredible rescue of a snowmobiler trapped under an avalanche. martin scorsese for yugo. the best in film oscar nominations are released. and we have the snubs and the surprises. a gorgeous afternoon. lots of sunshine. when will winter return? meteorologist bernadette woods
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all right. we're going to update the breaking news in baltimore county. one person is rushed to shock trauma, following a head-on collision in the lutherville area. it happened in the dulaney valley area. police tell us they were following a burglary suspect vehicle, when it crashed into an oncoming car. it does appear, as we can see, a third vehicle was also involved. a total of four people are hurt. causing major delays in that corridor in baltimore county. complete coverage continues live at wjz traffic control. kristy breslin, following the traffic caused by this crash. >> reporter: the crash was at dulaney valley road. as we had mentioned, there is going to be a significant backup in that area. right now, it is closed off north of pot spring road, back
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to east timonium. so the best way to get around that would be to take pot spring road as your alternate. or you can even detour. we also have another accident in east timonium road at edgemoor. another at old joppa road. also harford county, northbound, the bypass there. that approaching emerton road. and a crash at con way street, blocking the right-hand lane. as far as delays go, we have slowing on the outer loop. that's from the harrisburg expressway. and expect to see some brake lights traveling around the west side inner loop, as you make your way towards security boulevard. let's take a look. pretty easy drive for you. 95 south of the beltway there. this traffic report is brought to you by subway. pastrami melt. new hot it's freshly-baked bread. flavor-packed pastrami,
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pickles, cheese. subway, eat fresh. more information is released about a deadly elevator accident in new york city. the bell's department say -- building's department said maintenance may be to blame. work was done just before the december 4th accident that killed suzanne hard. -- hart. senator john kerry arrives at the white house, looking a little beaten up. the senator showed up to an event to honor the stanley cup boston bruins, the broken nose and two black eyes. no, he wasn't playing in the game. kerry's injury was hockey- related, though. he said he got whacked with a stick while playing with friends. that's what you do in baltimore. >> exactly. it's not an award-winning day on wall stree the markets are down, but not dramatically. the dow is down 33. s&p down a point. nasdaq is up 2. let's go to new york right now, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. stocks snapped a five-day winning streak on worries that
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greece is moving closer to defaulting on its debt. the international monetary fund also cut its forecast for the global economy. imf also says the world recovery, which is already weak, is stalling as the crisis intensifies. investors at bank of america will reportedly take a 25% y cut. that includes salary and bonus. b of a reported a second consecutive loss last quarter. mcdonald's continues on a budget. fast food giant says it rose. while sales topped $6.8 billion. macy's is suing martha stewart's company. macy's claims the new deal violates its exclusive agreement to sell certain martha stewart living houseware products in its stores. after experimenting with alcohol sales at six of its west coast stores, the coffee
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shop chain plans to sell beer and wine in as many as25 locations. starbucks is trying to appeal to a broader base, especially during the less busy afternoon and evening hours. for more, let's stay with cbs cbsmoneywatch.com. major layoffs at a baltimore-based company. aai is laying off workers. it is a division of textron. the layoffs are in various positions and are throughout the company. aai says the cuts are due to a declining economy and fort efforts efforts to improve efficiency. a 6-year-old boy makes a strange and very expensive discovery in the woods. he has found two trash bags full of jewelry, while roaming near his grandparents' home. at first, he thought it was a buried treasure. but police say they believe it was stolen fromhos in the area. police are now trying to get all of the jewelry back to its
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original owners. i can see why the boy thought that. look at the treasures, grammy and grampy. >> wow. coming up on eyewitness news at 4:00. a rare look. hear some of the newly-released secret recordings of president john kennedy in the oval office. passenger bill of rights. why it -- why it make its look like airfares are shooting up in price. lots of sunshine and mild temperatures today. what about tomorrow. 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. [ female announcer ],,,,,, what would you call an ordinary breakfast pastry
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afternoon. and compared to yesterday, look at this swing in temperatures. we're nearly 20 degrees higher than we were at this exact point yesterday. now, you notice on the two edges of the state, it's not quite as drastic. that's because yesterday, they were able to mix out the fog, where the middle part of the state was fogged in in the bank of fog all day long. but with the fog gone, we have warmed up nicely. winds are out of the west, but going to be turning to the northwest. upstream, there is some cool air. but it's not that extremely cold. so even though we're going to knock some categories -- degrees off this high tomorrow. we're still above average. and we will be for most of the forecast here. the next storm coming our way is coming from this direction down here. tonight, mainly clear skies. tomorrow, still sunshine out there, mixing with clouds. but then it's going to be tomorrow night into thursday, that this storm will scoot along the south, picking up more moisture and moving in our direction. the clouds come in tomorrow night. then the storm arrives thursday, with some rain. now, initially, maybe a bit of
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a mix. but this is going to be a rain storm for us friday. when it does, temperatures take somewhat of a hit. but more of a second stormux saturday and sunday-- storm, saturday and sunday that's going to bring about the colder air. very light wind out there again. tomorrow, high pressure in control. we're only looking at 5 knots out of the west. forecast, mainly clear skies. tomorrow, though, we're going to see sunshine, mixed in with occasional clouds. back up to 48. not quite the 50s of today. but our average is 41 degrees. and we are going to be way above that once again. and for the next few days, we're going to continue to run above average. we'll have your five-day forecast coming up a little later. >> today, i told my son, he could wear the sweatshirt. he was wearing it with a heavy jacket. no, no. he was just wearing that in 10- degree weather, no matter what. i approve, right? scott pelley is coming up tonight on the cbs evening news. as president obama prepares to address the nation, we're
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finding out how struggling middle class residents of one small american town see the real state of the union. that's tonight on the cbs evening news. stem cells. can they really reverse the leading cause of blindness in older people? don't miss tonight's healthwatch. divers blast through another section of the costa concordia. what they found inside. >> why everybody is talking about gop presidential candidate mitt romney today. eyewitness news at 4:00 continues with denise and vic continues with denise and vic right after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it's 4:29. 55 degrees. mostly sunny. hello, everyone. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm vic carter. and i'm denise koch. here's what people are taug being. >> -- talking about. >> it is the breaking news over timonium. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene of a crash, where several people were hurt.
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police were following a car, but not pursuing a burglary suspect. at some point, the burglary suspect vehicle sped up and near the county shooting range on dulaney valley road, hit another vehicle head-on. a third vehicle also reportedly was involved. the -- driver of the suspect vehicle flown with life- threatening injuries to shock trauma. he has just died. three others suffered less serious injuries. wjz will continue to update this breaking story. the story we're watching closely, mitt romney releases his tax returns after close pressure from his rivals. his financial histy is drawing sharp criticism from the other presidential candidates. [ applause ] >> reporter: mitt romney and newt gingrich are sparring over each other's business dealings. romney is calling out over the former house speaker for doing consultant work with mortgage giant freddie mac. but gingrich says he's not the one tied to the housing lender.
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the former massachusetts governor released his tax returns. he made more than $40 million in the past two years and paid $2.6 million in income taxes. most of his income is from investments. so his effective tax rate is 15% this year. that's much less than most millionaires pay. romney would pay under gingrich's tax plan, which would eliminate capital gains entirely. romney also showed he donated $7 million to charity in 2010 and 2011, much of that going to the mormon church. rick santorum is trying to make -- take advantage of the war on words. he says americans need a positive message. >> we don't need candidates with serious problems and flaws. >> reporter: florida's primary is one week away. and so far, polls have gingrich in the lead.
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ines ferre, wjz eyewitness news. >> romney's income puts him in the top 1% of wealthiest americans. he made at bane capital, a private equity firm that romney founded and manage the in the 1980s and 90s. a day of fun takes a terrifying turn on a mountain in washington state. and the entire thing is caught on tape. >> that's right, denise. several friends are recording their day on the slopes when the unthinkable happens as cameras roll and an avalanche comes down the hill. the group had moments to act. frantically digging the man out to prevent from suffocating in the snow. the rescued man said he was lucky. >> thwentin the snow. and that was the saving grace, is knowing exactly where i was in the snow. >> once his head was out, then i was a lot more relieved. and he was just saying, get me out, get me out. >> reporter: the snow may seem fluffy. but the group said it felt like
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it was digging through concrete. >> reporter: the snowmobiler was digging through before friends could free his head so he could breathe. the death toll rises. meanwhile, salvaged teams prepare to pump out thousands of gallons of fuel because it causes an environmental disaster. anna matranga reports for wjz from italy. >> reporter: a salvaged ship pulled alongside the costa concordia. dutch crews are getting ready to enter starting saturday. they'll work around the clock to drain 500,000 gallons. that could take more than a month. giglio's deputy mayor says the operation is being monitored closely. he's concerned about this desalination plant that turns sea water into drinking water for the islands. he says any contamination would be a disaster, and they would need to suspend production. >> reporter: the salvage operations are starting, as
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teams of 20, searched part of the ship, above the water. >> we can call that more or less, two or three for hours. >> reporter: tuesday, drivers in the submerged areas of the costa concordia, found an elderly woman's body on the third deck. she was wearing a life vest. >> reporter: a special forensics team is in place to help identify the remains of the victims. they're taking dna samples from family members of those still missing. >> reporter: jerry and barbara highly from minnesota are among those unaccounted for. u.s. ambassador david thorn came to giglio to meet with families of the victims tuesday. >> we're very grateful for all the effort that success made to try to recover or find lost ones. >> reporter: but rescue workers admit, hope of finding anyone alive is fading. in giglio, italy, anna matranga, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: the ship hit a
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rock wall doing a salute. captain schettino is facing several charges, including manslaughter. don't be surprised if airline tickets appear to be more expensive in the next few days. new department of transportation rules will take effect thursday, requiring airlines to list prices with the taxes and fees included. it's part of initiative to crack down on airlines and travel discounters who pull customers in with misleading advertisements. and could hold the cure for major cause of blindness. but it comes with some controversy. mary has more on this. >> it is still early. but the treatment has yielded some very positive results. macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness in older americans and has very few treatments. surgeons modify human embryonic stem cells into a patient's eye and say their vision began to return just two weeks later.
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scientists believe that embryonic stem cells have the ability to grow into most types of cells in the human body, but the use of such cells is controversial because it involves the destruction of a human embryo. >> scientists say the procedure still needs more testing. wjz is teaming up with the american red cross to give the gift of life. come out this saturday, to crown plaza in timonium, and donate blood. you'll get to meet marylander brian boyle. only alive because of the donations others gave him. you'll also get to meet our wjz family and take home a copy of brian's book, "iron heart." show up any time from 8:00 to 4:00. we're enjoying unseasonably warm temperatures. here's a live look outside. the sun was out most of the day and the air is mild. bob is here with the updated numbers from first warning weather. bob? >> pretty amazing stuff. up to 59 degrees this afternoon.
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unbelievable for middle to end of january. take a look at temps. first a look at radar. nothing going on here. really nothing good going on anywhere. we're at 55 degrees now. you see the radar totally clear. we had a few clouds move in. they have now moved in. the only cool spot is really at oakland. 41 degrees. that is our normal high today. and we got up close to 60 degrees. tomorrow, we'll be a little cooler tomorrow only in the upper 40s, but still running above normal for the rest of the week. denise? >> thank you, bob. let's check on the roads now with kristy breslin at traffic control. >> let's update you on the breaking news. we do have that accident at dulaney valley. that was at ivy church road. it is still blocked off, north pot spring road, back to east timonium. other accidents include on the southwest side of the inner loop, a crash there at washington boulevard, traveling on the west side inner loop, you will slow down as you make
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your way to security boulevard. and the north side outer loop, still showing a lot of congestion there from york road to the harrisburg expressway. you're moving about 35 miles an hour. other accidents include northbound 395 at conley street. eastern boulevard at wagner boulevard, that's in the essex area. and also cooks lane near briarcliff in baltimore city. let's take a live look. you can see, still some sun glare there. 95. and things are still a bit heavy on the west side at liberty road. this traffic report is brought to you by bill's carpet, hardwood and laminate, too. bill's has it all for you. you can call them at 1-877-75- bills. back to you. it is oscar time. the academy of motion pictures announces this year's nominations. everett lawrence reports for wjz from hollywood. >> where are your parents, little man? >> reporter: martin 64 scaizy's -- 64 scorsese's hugo picked up
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11 oscar nominations. it came out just ahead of the silent film, the artist. also nominated in that category, war horse, the descendants, tree of life, midnight in paris, the help, extremely loud and incredibly close. money drama is about the oakland a's two seasons. brad pitt on with best actor. george clooney and the descendants. john dujardin. and gary oldman. >> this year's contenders run the gamut from baseball to silent film to a story of one of britain's most fascinating leaders. bringing margaret thatcher to the screen, two-time oscar winner, meryl streep is nominated in the role. she's up against glenn close, viola davis. >> for best achievement in
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directing. >> reporter: along with scorsese, woody allen is in for best director for romantic comedy, midnight in paris. >> reporter: in hollywood, everett lawrence, wjz eyewitness news. >> the actual ceremony will be on february 26th, with the return of billy crystal as host. >> and he's always good. >> yes. straight ahead on eyewitness news at 4:00. you read his leak. what cyber activist julian asanch is up -- assange is up to to now. and no need for heavy coats today. but what about tomorrow? bob is updating your first warning forecast coming up. dinner? candles? i wanted it to be special. oh, what's this? it's progresso's new loaded potato with bacon.
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[ normal voice ] you're welcome. get a free quote at progressive.com. the inquiry into the brittish phone hacking scandal takes a new turn. investigators are now looking at how women are portrayed in british tabloids. women's rights advocates say they portray women unfairly
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will, treating women as sex objects. the inquiry was discovered after it was discovered employeeees -- employees of rupert murdoch's news of the world were hacking into phones. the owner of wikileaks is planning to host a talk show that will reportedly center around the theme, the world tomorrow. the show is set to begin airing in mid-march. but it is still not clear who will produce it or what channel will produce it. a marine sergeant, accused in the deaths of two dozen unarmed iraqi women and children in 2005, won't be spending a long time behind bars what lies ahead for staff sergeant frank wooterich. >> reporter: at a sentencing hearing today at camp pendleton, california, wooterich told a judge he never intended to kill any civilians in what diva.
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-- hadaifa. he now faces no more than three months in prison. he was facing manslaughter charges that could have sent him to prison for life. he was the last of eight marines charged in haditha. >> charms were dropped against the six other marines charged in the case and one marine was acquitted. violence on the rise in iraq, after more than a dozen people are killed in a string of car bombings. tina kraus reports for wjz, insurgent attacks have escalated isins the departure of troops last month. >> reporter: iraqi soldiers guarded the scene, following a deadly car bomb blast in baghdad. two explosions rocked the neighborhood in the capital, wounding and killing dozens more. what did these iraqis do to deserve this, the shop owner asks. insurgents planted more car bombs in an area of baghdad. this blast hit close to two
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schools. killing three people and wounding seven children. attacks like these have been on the rise across iraq since u.s. troops pooled out last month. pulled out last month. they hope this will make iraqi security forces look weak and destroy the stability of the country, now that american forces are gone. tina kraus, wjz eyewitness news. >> and more than 170 people have been killed in attacks this year. many of them shiites attending religious gatherings. an accused murderer in seattle who once claimed to be a member of the rockefeller family iswill soon found out if he is headed to trial. prosecutors are expected to rest their cased it against christian gar hart streeter. -- gerhartsreiter. several will decide if there is enough evidence to hold him for trial. convicted murderer and kennedy cousin michael skakel is seeking a reduction in his
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20 years to fe in prison. the son kennedya -- kennedy's widow. skakel insists he was innocent. skakel has tried for years to get his sentence reduced but hasn't been successful. the final batch of secret tapes of john f. kennedy have been released. the tapes are fascinating and even a little spooky. >> reporter: nearly 50 years after jfk's death, the final release of his personal recordings. 45 hours of tape, chronicling the end of his presidency up to two days before the asasination. >> reporter: president kennedy died at 1:00 p.m. central standard time. >> three days before dallas, a particularly ominous note. and at one point, he makes a haunting reference to the day on which his funeral would be held.
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[ inaudible ] >> reporter: the tapes were a secret from even his closest aides. they documented kennedy's private meetings and phone calls, with in-depth discussions about things of the day, including the 1964 election, u.s. soviet relations and the vietnam war. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: there are lighthearted moments as well. you can hear clearly the sounds of the president's children playing near the oval office, as he introduces them to soviet foreign minister andre gromeekyo. >> say hello to my daughter and son. come here a minute and say hello to the prime minister. >> this shows the president, incredibly vigorous, able to make at one hand, the strongest policy statements, and then crack a joke the next minute. >> reporter: for historians,
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this provides insight for the time known as camelot. >> because he couldn't write a memoir, these tapes are his autobiography of his fe at the white house, if you'd like. and the value can't be overestimated. >> the tapes are now available for research use at the presidential library in boston. google plus is easing up on its user name policy. starting monday, users will be able to add nicknames and pseudonyms. they were required to use real legal names. the move comes after crit simp that some could fall into danger if they reveal their true identity online. a new york attorney claimed a $60 million jackpot on behalf of a trust. and shipped the winning tickets to a des moines law firm. officials have received several now, whomever bought the ticket
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has until friday to reveal their identity or forfeit the prize. >> okay. i'm going to step forward. >> and i am your best friend. >> that's right. we enjoy cool, mild temperatures today. but it's going to be,,,,,,,,
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here's a live look outside right now. this looks like march. it really does. >> thank goodness. >> a ridiculous winter. nobody -- well, not that many people can complain. it's been such crazy weather. we've had a couple. cold days and all of ld days for the most part. it's well above normal. summer was 5 and a half degrees above normal. and january also running above normal, even though we've d some chilly days. next hour, it will be dropping. humidity, down. yes. 46%. dew points down to 45. west/northwest winds at 10. it will get chilly tonight. as the winds will bring in dry air and chilly air. barometer rising.
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52 in cumberland. and still 55 in easton and baltimore. some areas today got close to 60 degrees. not by the water, but away from the water. lots ofpl in rginia were in the low 60s. downtown, got to 59. the airport, also 59 degrees this afternoon. 55, columbia right now. 48 in westminster. and a little cooler by the water, of course. annapolis and kent island, at 46. 59, 41 today. that is our average high for this time of year. that is the average high for the first week in april, by the way. 24, the normal low. record, 74. and the record low, 1963. 1 above zero. right now, a west wind, about 5 to 10 miles an hour, which cleared things out. we had a little fog this morning. but a lot of sunshine. it will start dragging a little cooler air in later tonight. and it will get below freezing. our next real weather maker will start taking shape here in texas. it will bring some of this gulf, warmer air, over top of the cooler air.
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that means clouds will be on the increase late tomorrow. look for shower activity on thursday, into friday. it looks like temperatures still well above average. by the weekend, another cool shot coming in. it will be getting cooler for the weekend. so the next day or so, still mild conditions. thursday afternoon and evening, look for some showers that will linger into friday. west winds on the bay, around 5 knots. the bay temp, up 41 degrees. tonight, then, generally clear and cooler, down around 30, mid30s in the city. tomorrow, a lot of sunshine still. increasing clouds in the afternoon. but it will be cooler. but still above average, at 48 degrees tomorrow. >> 48. isn't that wonderful? thank you, bob. still to come on eyewitness news tonight. an update on breaking news in baltimore county. one person dead after this head- on collision. we have new information ab,,,,,,
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we have breaking news coming up next on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. a deadly crash. and several people to the hospital. we'll has more on the crime that may have led to the accident. fall from grace. i'm mike hellgren. what would make a priest risk just about everything? a house divided. i'm pat warren. coming up on eyewitness news. same-sex marriage is back in the general assembly. speculation on the outcome this year next. check in for more on these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> eyewitness news at 5:00 starts now.
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serious crash. three cars collide, seriously injuring several people. >> wjz is on the scene, with breaking details. hi. i'm kai jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. we continue to follow the breaking news out of baltimore county. wjz is live at the scene of that deadly wreck in timonium. meghan mccorkell has the latest for us. >> reporter: you can see that delaney vealt road is still shut down -- valley road is still shut down right here behind me, after the accident involving two burglary suspects. police tell me those two suspects were driving down delaney boulevard, in a honda accord. police had noticed them and there had been an alert put out for them earlier from a burglary. that's when the suspects tried to get away, after they noticed police behind them. they hit a

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