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this is wjz tv, wjz hd, and wjz.com, baltimore. >> from the city, to the counties, to your neighborhood, now it is complete coverage. it is wjz, maryland's news station. >> a somalia rescue, the latest on a u.s. special forces mission that freed two workers. >> what the white house is saying today. >> hello again i am don scott. >> i am jessica kartalija. >> here is what people are
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talking about today, the two aide workers held hostage by pirates freed in a raid by u.s. special forces, that has the president once again praising american troops, here is tina kraus with the latest. >> reporter: the same u.s. naive seal team that killed osama bin laden carried out the raid, they rescued them. both were working for a danish aid group. members of seal team 6 parachuted in during the middle of the night and surprised the pirates. officials confirmed they killed 9. the hostages were not harmed and no casualties among the special forces. president obama congratulated defense secretarily on panetta before his state of the union address tuesday night. >> good job tonight. >> but the president made no mention of the raid in the speech. afterward he called buchanan's father to report his daughter was free. intelligence reports indicated
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buchanan's health was deteriorating and may have added urgency to the mission. >> we followed as we always do the advice of the special operators when they should move. this was daring as your man pointed out, these guys are absolutely mind-blowingly effective. >> they kidnapped them in october. they are both on the way to be reunited with their families. >> hostages still held in somalia include an american journalist kidnapped just last week. >> an emotional day on capitol hill more than a year after she was seriously injured in a shooting congresswoman gabby giffords resigns. ron matz is live with details on her emotional departure. >> reporter: hi jessica, the arizona congresswoman handed in her resignation app hour ago. in her letter she said she wants to devote herself full
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time to recovering. before reading that letter on the floor florida congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz praised her long time friend. >> there is nothing more important than family and friendship and that should be held high above all else and i will always carry that in my heart and even though i know we won't see each other every day we will be friends for life. >> giffords has vowed to one day return to office. back to you. >> giffords was shot in the head during a shooting spree that left six people dead. >> giffords was also part of the audience and got a big hug from the president last night at the state of the union address. the president using that speech to lay out what he is calling his blue print to move this country forward. focusing on closic the gap between the rich and poor. suggesting a minimum tax for the wealthy but still providing tax breaks for companies that
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create jobs. now he is taking his message on the road with stops in iowa, arizona and nevada. >> a wild end to a burglary spree in northern baltimore county, police say a man fleeing crashed then died. wjz is live, mike hellgren has new information on the investigation. good afternoon, mike. >> reporter: good afternoon, jessica, good afternoon, everybody. that burglary suspect who did crash and die aaron mccoy , jr., had a lengthy criminal record especially for his age, he just turned 20 and had already been found guilty of a large theft and eluding police. >> wow, what a crash. >> police say a breeze especially burglary spree ended yesterday with this tangled mess of cars along delaney valley road. investigators tell wjz they spotted a get away car wanted in a series of burglaries in northern baltimore county and tried to pull it over put the driver took off. only slowing so one of the men inside could jump out. minutes later that driver, 20-
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year-old aaron nathaniel mccoy , jr., crashed and died, dotty kelso hard the commotion. >> a shame illustrate it had to happen. part of the times we live in. >> police tell us they did not chase anyone. >> a high speed chase is a risky enterprise and takes skill for officers to embark on one. it was a moot point in this case. this was a situation where app officer tried to pull someone officer, he didn't comply. at this point we pulled back and decided we would follow it from the air. >> besides mccoy, three other people were involved, no one had life-threatening injuries. >> the two vehicles actually locked and then collide a truck that is in the opposite lane. the whole mess crashes into a telephone pole. >> authorities caught the man who fled the car before the crash and are questioning him.
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>> the end result is that this crime spree that has been going on here for the past week is done and done. >> and the councilman credits neighbors with being alert but the crime spree and providing an accurate description of the get away car. mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> the latest burglary that led to the pursuit was less than 24 hours ago on vance road in monkton. >> another day of god byes at penn state university for joe paterno, the public viewing continued this morning but just wrapped up. now family and friends will attend a private funeral and burial service. thousands paid their respects yesterday and last night, waiting hours to get a chance to walk past his casket. he died sunday. a memorial service is scheduleed for thursday. the man accused of killing a law student from howard county in georgia is set to appear in court there today when prosecutors will notify stephen mcdaniel of their intent to pursue the death penalty. he is accused of killing and
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dismembering loren giddings at the apartment complex were they were neighbored, she had graduated from georgia's mercy university law school but grew up in laurel. >> a jury is reconvening today in the federal stun gun trial of a former sheriff's deputy. jorel gray died in 2007 after being shocked twice with a stun gun, his parents kay rudy torres used excessive force, they are seeking $145 million in damages. the jury will decide whether the jolts were a substantial cause of gray's death. and to the weather now, where we are enjoying another beautiful day in our area. let's take a live look outside, shall we? there is still a lot of sunshine out there and it isn't too cold out there either. is the sunshine on its way out? marty is in the outback trying to hang on to it and meteorologist bernadette woods is in the first warning weather center. hello. >> hello, what we have got going on is the storm is moving our way, we will get to that in
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a moment. it is still way above average, already 45 degrees. our average for the date is 42 degrees so we are already above that. now it is not quite as warm as yesterday was. we are running about 10 degrees cooler but still we have already talked about mid-40s on a january afternoon, so for more on that next storm coming our way here is marty. >> thank you bern, good afternoon, afternoon. a zesty slug of moisture moving our way. we have a graphic that will point out difficult spots close enough we need to cape a wary eye out overnight. temperatures in the low 30s, close to that 32 degree number. if there is a problem how big will the impact be and when might that occur this next
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overnight and tomorrow morning. meteorologist bernadette woods will have those details shortly. now back inside. >> a man is recovering after being rescued from a cave in washington county overnight. police say he had been spelunking. >> a group says baltimore is one of the best places for medical care. they used medicare data. those are among several of the hospitals who scored high on the list. very impressive. >> uh-huh. >> it really is. >> still to come on wjz's eyewitness news at noon a former presidential hopeful is coming back, but not to that race. we will explain. >> and the latest on the
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investigation into chevy volt's batteries. >> also take another live look outside and stay with us the first warning weather forecast is still coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,
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a former republican presidential hopeful says she is ready to get back to work in congress, michelle bachmann says she will seek a 4th term in the house, she had been mum on her plans since ending her presidential primary campaign after a poor showing in iowa, the caucuses earlier this month. elsewhere on capitol hill a congressional committee is questioning the government's probe into problems with the chevy volt and its batteries, the panel wants to know if the deposit's temporary and partial ownership of general motors created any kind of conflict of interest. the national highway traffic and safety administration caught them after a battery caught fire. they said the cars did not pose a greater safety risk. >> a day of celebration in cairo. thousands are gathering in the square to celebrate the start
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of the movement. mubarak is on trial charged with com plus city com plus city in the deaths of hundreds. >> still ahead as you take another live look outside, the complete first warning weather forecast is now just two and 1/2 minutes away. >> first here is a look at today's midday stocks and last night's winning lottery numbers. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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now your complete forecast and the first warning of severe weather. >> welcome back, everybody, what a beautiful shot. and it was beautiful yesterday. today not quite as warm but still comfortable. 45 at noon in baltimore right now. look at the 40s across the man. compared to yesterday at this time we are 10 degrees cooler but still way above average with those temperatures still rising this afternoon. so the little bit of a breeze out of the northwest that has knocked down some of our temperatures. today from yesterday. take a look upstream. not that much cold air right now. the arctic air is locked up for the time being. it will return later on in this forecast but not quite yet. here is this next one we are dealing with. coming from the south and will pick up moisture. the thing is it is going to move in late tonight, early tomorrow morning when temperatures are just around freezing as marty was explaining earlier. we think this is going to be a rain event but the initial part of the storm may start out icy
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but it would be very very short- lived because the real icy mess is off to the north of us, for us this is pretty much rain on and off during the day tomorrow into friday before it does get out of here when it does temperatures go up before they go back down again. so our forecast comes together like this, today beautiful one, clouds increase but we are going up to 50. tonight 33 degrees, the clouds taking over. maybe a little bit of rain late tonight and again that could start out icy but would change over to rain almost immediately. we are going up to 46 tomorrow with rounds of rain and drizzle. when this gets out on friday we go back up to the 50s but are going to cool it down over the weekend. that 5 day with marty later here. >> as part of our continuing community commitment wjz is teaming up with the american red cross to give the gift of life. come out to the crown plaza and donate blood. you will maryland's brian boyle, a young athlete alive only because of the blood others gave to him and meet our
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family and take home a copy of his book iron heart. sign up now and show up from 8:00 to 4:00. i met him. he is an incredible guy. phenomenal. >> very good and also a very lucky man. still to come can household chemicals reduce the effectiveness of vaccines, what researchers are saying. >> and wjz 13 is always on. here are the top stories on wjz.com at this hour. for more log onto wjz.com. ,,,,
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in today's wjz health watch a new study shows an acid reflux drug does not help treat asthma in children, the drug is often prescribed to children to help relief their symptoms. the american lung association conducted a trial and found the drug can actually increase the risk for upper respiratory infections, bronchitis and sore throats. researches have found compounds in chemicals can affect them. they are used in fast food pack inch, none stick cookware and waterproof clothing. the school says they may lower
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immune responses to vaccines. and a new study finds frying food in olive or sunflower oils may be healthier for your heart. researchers in spain found eating foods fried in those oils are not linked to heart disease or premature deaths. >> be sure to check back in with wjz's eyewitness news today at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00 gabby giffords stepping down. we will have more on that. the aide workers rescued, more on that. join us for these stories and all the day's breaking news at 4:00 right after dr. phil. >> please stay with us, your five-day-forecast is next. ,,,
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welcome back, a beautiful day to get outside. if you do have any time you can squeeze in in the next couple of hours try to take it outside. that is what we have got going on. okay. here is marty with the five-day- forecast. >> over the next couple of hours during the heat of the day in the sun it is not uncomfortable. a wet day tomorrow with a high of 46. slow clearing friday, breezy, 53, saturday partly sunny, 50, sunday clouds pile in, we are
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dropping to the low 40s, sunshine monday and 42, now back inside. >> thank you very much. big doings on the cbs primetime line up. at 10:00 it is csi, the last episode for her. how about that? after csi stay tuned for eyewitness news at 11:00. >> finally this noon a street sign outside a new york city school has students laughing and pointing at the road. take a look at this. the school crossing sign doesn't look quite right. because the word school is spelled incorrectly. to make it worse it had gone unreported for months. the sign is now being changed. now the person who painted that should have probably turned around and walked right in that building. >> maybe they were trying to say so cool. >> you wonder if you see something that drastic and obvious if it was a joke.
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>> somebody is in trouble though. >> oh, yes, goodness, it is like the pursuit of happiness. all right. have a wonderful day everyone. >> that is not how you spell it. >> not anymore,, medicare. it doesn't cover everything. and what it doesn't cover can cost you some money. that's why you should consider an aarp... medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. all medicare supplement insurance plans can help pay... some of what medicare doesn't, so you could save... thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare... you should know about this card -- it's the only one of its kind endorsed by aarp; see if it's right for you.
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