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emotional farewell. >> we have all been through such a tumultuous year. >> one year after being shot in an assassination attempt, gabrielle giffords says goodbye to her congressional colleagues. >> hi. i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. a tearful goodbye. with an outpouring of support and emotion, arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords steps down. house lawmakers put their disagreements on hold to wish her well. >> reporter: lawmakers cried and cheered, putting politics aside, as they said goodbye to representative gabrielle giffords. >> i am so proud of my friend. >> reporter: her friend, debbie wasserman schulz, broke down before reading giffords' resignation. >> i have more work to do on my recovery before i can work in office. >> reporter: the arizona congresswoman stepped down, one year after being shot at a
political event in tucson. it started last night at the state of the union address. the room erupted in cheers when she entered, and president obama greeted her with a long embrace. colleagues on both sides of the aisle had warm words, as giffords' husband, mark kelly, watched from the galley. >> gabby's courage, strength, and downright fortitude are an inspiration to all of us and all americans. >> she has brought the word dignity to new heights. [ applause ] >> reporter: once her letter had been read to the house, giffords herself walked it over to speaker john boehner, who was moved to tears as members rose to a standing ovation. giffords' farewell may be just a temporary break from temp public life. i will recover and return, she said, in her resignation letter. and we will work together
again. alexis christoforous, wjz eyewitness news. >> giffords' final act was voting on legislation she introduced, imposing tougher penalties on smugglers, smuggling drugs across the border. that bill passed unanimously. recovery continues. but rescuers say it will take a miracle to find any more survivors inside the crippled costa concordia. >> well, mary, today, crews set off more explosions on the submerged third floor deck of the ship. so far, they have found 16 more bodies. and 13 are unaccounted for. bad weather overnight stopped for a short time. workers are getting ready to unload a half million gallons of fuel from the ship before it leaks into the sea. that concordia ran aground off the island of giglio, after the captain arrived from his course. >> the captain is under house arrest and facing charges of manslaughter and abandoning
ship. a big victory today for the navy seal team that killed osama bin laden. overnight, they rescued an american aide worker being held by pirates in somalia. tina kraus reports for wjz with more on the covert raid. >> reporter: the same u.s. navy seals who killed osama bin laden, rescued american jessica but buchanan. seal team six parachuted in. they ambushed. special forces killed nine pirates in a gun fight, then freed the aid workers who had been held hostage for three months. both will soon be reunited with their families. president obama didn't mention the raid in his state of the union address tuesday night. but just before he spoke, he congratulated defense secretary leon pineta. >> good job tonight. good job tonight. >> reporter: the president later called buchanan's father with the good news his daughter
was free. intelligence reports suggested the 32-year-old's health was getting worse and made the mission more urgent. >> we followed, as we always do, the advice of the special operatives, when they should move. this is incredibly daring, as you pointed out, these guys are absolutely mind-blowing and effective at what they do. >> reporter: they were heavily armed with explosives nearby. president obama said he could not be prouder of the troops who carried out the top secret operation. tina kraus, wjz eyewitness news. >> authorities say buchanan has been taken to a safe location for medical treatment before she will eventually return home to the united states. >> penn state says its final goodbye to legendary football coach joe paterno. the public viewing continued today. now, family and friends are attending the private funeral and burial service. thngds have passed -- thousands have passed by paterno's casket over the last two days. paterno died sunday of lung
cancer. a campus memorial service is scheduled for tomorrow. not long ago, a jury decides a sheriff's deputy is not liable in a wrongful death lawsuit involving the death of 29-year-old jurel gray. he was hit twice by a police officer's taser. gray's family filed a $145 million lawsuit against the deputy. wjz is at the courthouse. hear from the sheriff's deputy, coming up new at 5:00 and 6:00. the man charged in the murder of a laurel woman is due in court today. jessica kartalija has more on the suspect. >> steven mcdaniel is being arraigned today on murder charges. he's charged with killing lauren giddings. she was last seen in georgia on june 25th. five days later, police found her torso, wrapped in a plastic bag, in a garbage bin near her apartment.
prosecutors planned to notify mcdaniel today that he faces the death penalty if convicted in giddings' murder. >> lauren giddings grew up in laurel, prince george's county. a wild end to a spree. police say a man fleed in a getaway car crash and died. >> reporter: burglary suspect who crashed and died. aaron mccoy, jr., has a lengthy record, especially for his age. he had just turned 20. he had been found guilty of a large theft and eluding police. >> what a crash. >> reporter: police say a brazen burglary spree ended yesterday with this tangled mess of cars along the road. investigators say they spotted the getaway car wanted in a series of burglaries in northern baltimore county and tried to pull it over, but the driver took off, only slowing momentarily, so one of the men inside could jump out. minutes later, that driver, 21-
year-old aaron nathaniel mccoy, jr., crashed and died. dottie kelso heard the commotion. >> it's a shame the whole thing had to happen. i guess it's just part of the times that we live in. >> reporter: police tell wjz they did not chase anyone. >> a high-speed chase is always risky entertriez priez. -- enterprise. it takes a lot of skill for officers to embark on one. it was a moot point in this case. this was a situation where our officer tried to pull someone over. he didn't comply. at that point, we pulled our patrol cars back and decided we would following the -- follow the suspect vehicle from the air. >> reporter: besides mccoy, three other people were involved in the crash. no one had life-threatening injuries. >> the two vehicles actually lock and then collide with a truck that's 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.
>> the end result is that this has been going on here for the past week is done and gone. >> reporter: the councilman credits them with being very alert about this burglary spree and getting a good description of that getaway car. mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> and police have now identified and charged mccoy's accomplice, 21-year-old genard tolliver. he's now in the baltimore county detention center, on half a million bond. rescued. right now, recovering at shock trauma. it happened. the 21-year-old man was in a special hopkins exploration class when the accident occurred. he became stuck in the mouth of the cave. rescue crews worked for five hours to free him. mccaveer is expected to recover from his injuries. see pictures all new at 5:00 and 6:00. it is another mild, winter
day outside. here's a look at the sunny skies. it is a bit cooler. but still lovely this time of year. wjz has weather and traffic together. meteorologist bernadette woods is here with the updated numbers from first warning weather. >> hello there. and what a fantastic afternoon once again. we'll start out with the numbers once again. 44 is where we sit right now. so we're still above average. and still warmer than we would be this time of year. the thing is, it is definitely cooler than yesterday. on the order of about 10 degrees. not because another storm is moving our way. we're going to switch it over to first warning doppler radar and show you. here are the first signs of that storm. couple of showers out to the west. it's a mump bigger storm. you can see stronger storms on the southern side. that is moving our direction tonight and into tomorrow. we'll have that forecast coming up. let's check on the roads with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. hi, kristy. >> hi, kai. hi, everyone. a couple of problems starting us off on 95 in both directions. we have an accident at 195,
with the delay back to the harbor tunnel throughway. we also have another crash past the beltway, for southbound 95 as well. that one on the northeast side. other accidents include in whitemarsh, ebenezer road, in perryville. up in harford county. baldwin. and also, roth boulevard at pulaski highway. as far as your delays go, only a few to talk about. the west side inner loop, slowing there from 70 to around security boulevard. and if you're traveling on the north side inner loop, you can expect a slowdown there, as you make your way towards harford road. let's take a live look. you can see, easy drive for you. that's 95 at joppa road. and we'll take a live look. not a bad drive either. disney on ice celebrates 100 years of magic. and it's coming to the first mariner arena, february 8th through the 12th. you can get your tickets today. back to you. >> thank you, kristy. still ahead at 4:00. occupy d.c. what u.s. park police are planning for
protestors, camping out in mcpherson park. a 911 call for help. we'll tell you what is wrong with actress demi moore. musician and baltimore native mario have overcome the odds, despite living with a mother on drugs. how he's now helping city students do the same. i'm andrea fujii, in northeast baltimore. that's just ahead. a bit cooler today. but the sun is shining. meteorologist bernadette woods is updating your first warning forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
a woman is certainly lucky to be alive, after spending nearly five days in a rental car, stuck in a pond. police say 61-year-old lynn kessler took a wrong turn on her way to a hotel, and ended up in a drainage pond. she flashed her lights and honked her horn, but nobody responded. kessler said she survived by
eating m&ms and drinking bottled water, before managing to make it out of her car and getting to a nearby house for help. two months after her public split from ashton kutcher, actress demi moore is getting public help for depression. she was rushed to the hospital. she was supposed to appear in a film "love lace." but a spokesperson says she has dropped out of that project. today, baltimore musician mario is helping city students with their struggles. in this school watch report, andrea fujii shows us a new program that kicks off today. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: singer mario is outspoken when it comes to his mother, who was a heroin addict. now, through his mario do right foundation, the baltimore
native is taking what he's learned to the classroom. >> and this is his way of not only giving back. but it's therapeutic for him as well. >> this tenth grader, whose identity we're concealing, is one of 12 middle and high schoolers participating in the program. she is here because of her mother. >> sometimes, if you're on my mind, why she dreams like that, it makes no sense. >> reporter: mario hopes to allow students to share their struggles of living with a family member's addictions, while promoting a drug-free lifestyle. >> preventive measures. to show kids how to deal with that in their lives personally. >> reporter: every so often, mario will talk to the students through skype and even come here in person. >> reporter: for many, it's more than about the singer's involvement but a way to get through the pain.
>> it lets me know i'm not the only one going through something. >> after the 15-week course, the students will be mentored for another two years. a big afternoon on wall street. [ stock bells ringing ] investors really liked what the federal reserve had to say today. dow up 83. nasdaq up that. let's go to new york, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. >> the federal reserve is promising to keep interest rates near record lows through 2014. the fed wrapped up its two-day meeting and said the economy is growing moderately, despite a still-depressed housing market. the central bank has kept its key interest rate at a near record low for three years. policy makers held off on any new steps. apple is once again the world's most valuable company. its stock rose about 7% to nearly $450 a share.
that gives apple a market value of $19 billion. blockbuster helped apple deliver record-breaking quarterly profits. a trade group says the number of americans who signed to buy a home fell. that's after hitting the highest level in a year and a half. and jc penney is marking down all of its merchandise, at least 40%. on february 1st, jc penney will roll out a 3-tier pricing strategy. monthly discounts on merchandise. and clearance deals called best price, during the first and third friday of the month, when many shoppers get paid. that's your money watch. for more, stay with cbsmoneywatch.com. in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. and coming up on wjz's eyewitness news at 4:00. taking risks. the first lady announces new guidelines for school lunches. a storm on the sun.
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pretty mild day outside. in fact, bern before i came into work, mary would be happy to know this. i was out without my jacket on. living on the edge of life. >> you are a rebel out there. but it's just been so nice the past couple of days around here. we were very cold for a stretch, heading into the weekend. we got that ice and snow. then yesterday, we got up to 59 degrees. we report quite there today. pretty nice. enough so you can go outside without your jacket, kai. the clouds are coming in as the next storm approaches. as far as temperatures go, the winds have turned around to the southeast. and that's not allowing us to get to the east. overall, we're about continue degrees -- it 10 degrees cooler
than we were justice. -- yesterday. and look at these temperatures. compared to our averages, we topped out at 49 today. the average is 42. this is also worth noting. the average is starting to step up once again. we bottomed out, 33 degrees. now on the way back up. we have cool air coming our way eventually. here's the overall picture. clouds starting to come in from it right now. they're going to thicken up overnight. and the storm arrives late tonight into early tomorrow morning. now, it's going to bring in warmer air with it. so there is that slight chance, early in the day, if enough moisture gets here, could start as an icy mix. but it's a really small chance. because you see, that's really where the cold air is going to be. this is pretty much going to be a rain event for us. that's what we're going to be watching. and that rain event is going to be continuing on and off through the day tomorrow. when it clears on friday afternoon, temperatures spike into the 50s. but eventually, over the weekend, cooler air will be returning to the region. so the forecast goes like this
on the waters. pretty light winds still into tomorrow. as that storm approaches. but then tomorrow night, into friday. small craft advisories go into effect. tonight's forecast, we go down to about 33 degrees. mostly cloudy skies. maybe some rain very late tonight into the early morning hours of tomorrow. that's why there is a concern with those temperatures so close to freezing that something may start out briefly icy. however, this is really a rainstorm that we'll be dealing with. going up to the 40s tomorrow afternoon. not the prettiest days of tomorrow. but it will be in the form of rain. and this will continue into friday bench it gets -- before it gets out of here. >> there are no good school days tomorrow. >> it's another form of a storm that bern will have to explain to us at one point. it may sound like science fiction but it's not. it's a storm on the sun. linds see mastas reports, it cause cause disruptions in air travel. >> reporter: it happened
sunday. but it is affecting us now. a solar flare so big that it is sending waves our way. >> it can disrupt radio communications. they can disrupt gps. >> reporter: nasa research scientist ante pokeyman says it can also disrupt flights. >> reporter: radiation from the solar flare is traveling to the poles of the earth. and that is where flights are affected. >> reporter: as for our gps units. >> going to im -- most likely not going to impact the gps too much. >> reporter: some places like canada might notice their gps units are inaccurate. the best part of this storm is also happening in canada and possibly states bordering canada. there will be spectacular auras, also known as northern lights. >> well, this is the largest solar storm to hit the united
states since 2005. don't miss tonight's prime time cbs lineup. it's an all-new csi. it's the last for mark helgen berger as katherine willows. and lots more ahead on eyewitness news. melting car mirrors. wait until you hear what is likely to blame. heartbreaking mistake. headstones over the wrong graves at arlington national cemetery. thousands line the route at penn state. eyewitness news at 4:00 ,,,,,,,,
manuel gallegus reports from state college with a tribute. >> reporter: friends and colleagues of joe paterno arrive for a private funeral on the penn state campus. a herself in -- hears in blue will lead them to the university. >> reporter: paterno was fired for not doing more, after his former defense coordinator was accused of sexually molesting a child on campus. >> since he lost his job, i've been grieving. >> reporter: kathy fletcher was one of the people who spent hours waiting in line for the viewing. >> i grew up around here. i kind of felt like joe paterno was like my father. >> reporter: once inside, people saw the man they called joe-paw. >> once you came here. it made you kind of change as a person and do things the right way. >> reporter: there will be a final celebration here on campus tomorrow, at the basketball arena. all 16,000 free tickets were gone within a few minutes.
>> reporter: university officials considered using the football stadium but couldn't get it ready in time. >> i didn't get tickets. it is on the big 10 networks, though. so i'll be watching with my roommates. >> reporter: this will conclude nearly a week of mourning celebrations for the man who gave his all to penn state. in state college, pennsylvania, manuel gallegus, wjz eyewitness news. >> paterno coached at penn state for 46 years before being fired for not telling authorities about alleged child sexual abuse by one of his coaches. a scandal involving mismatched graves. another major problem at our nation's military cemeteries. >> the problem is military investigators say they're now reviewing all military cemeteries to make sure their headstones are over the right plots. 115 headstones were found miss aligned. that meant they sat above the wrong grave.
the problem was uncovered after dozens of workers in san antonio found dozens of graves one marker over from where they are supposed to be. family members are often buried in the same plot. but since the markers were off, some were placed with strangers. >> last summer, arlington national cemetery came under fire after they found mismatched graves and missing records. the german man who once went by the name clark rockefeller will go on trial. he is accused of killing a california man in 2005. he kidnapped his daughter in boston. he was later arrested in baltimore. gerhartsreiter will be arraigned on the murder charge next month. park police in d.c. are iturning up the heat on the demonstrators who are camping
out in washington square. citations will be handed out to those who violate the ban. police have clashed with protestors several times. they began demonstrating months ago. in less than 24 hours, airlines will make a major change in the way they do business. the government is forcing airline companies to tell people what the tickets cost. >> reporter: you see prices that seem too good to be true. and often, they are. today is the last day those airlines can exclude most government taxes and fees in their advertised price for a flight. starting tomorrow, they have to disclose the entire price or face fines from the department of transportation. >> 7:15. that works perfectly. >> reporter: kate hani, founder of flyers rights.org pushed through the new legislation. this rule brings a lot more
transparency to airlines. it is necessary because airlines have implemented things that were separate taxes but weren't considered breaking the law. so now if they do it, it will be breaking the law. >> reporter: government taxes and fees can add as much as $60 to the price of the ticket. right now, airline ads can market the price for just $215. tomorrow, they'll have to tell you right up front, the real cost is $260. for an international flight, fees can be even greater. taxes and fees can push the flight. at 151, to $735. >> these are all things the airlines don't want us to know. they want to keep us in the dark because they make more money. >> well, that was mark strausman reporting. airline officials claim they are being singled out unfairly. saying virtually every other business advertises the prices of their products before taxes. in today's healthwatch,
your children's school lunch, getting a healthy overhaul, courtesy of first lady michelle obama. mary is in the newsroom with details. >> the first lady visited an elementary school to announce new nutrition standards for school lunches. the new meals will have less sodium, more whole grains and more fruits and vegetables. the guidelines also require that they offer low-fat milk. the first lady says children learn better when they have more than just chips in their stomach. this is the first change in the guidelines in 15 years. >> while traditional school lunch items like pizza, will not disappear from the menu, a will -- they will now be made with healthier ingredients. come this saturday to the crown plaza in timonium and donate blood. you'll get to mead immediate -- meet maryland athlete brian boyle, alive only because of
donations of blood others gave him. you'll also get a copy of his book "iron heart." show up any time from 8:00 to 4:00. we are enjoying another day of mild midwinter weather. the sun was outer most of the day. the air mild. wjz has weather and traffic together. bob is here with updated numbers from first warning weather. >> still mievmentd but -- mild, but 10 degrees cooler than this time yesterday. yesterday was 59. locally, just a few clouds around. but out to the west, that's where the rain is. we'll be tracking it. most of this rain you see in louisville, indianapolis, cincinnati, is heading up west of us. but there is still a chance of a little rain late tonight and tomorrow morning. then late tomorrow night, this batch by little rock, that's going to pass by the region, give us a really good chance of solid showers, maybe even some thunder. temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s. a little unusual. but there's heavy rain down there. tomorrow night and friday morning, that's when the bulk of this rain will happen.
then we'll talk about a pretty nice weekend. denise? >> let's check on the roads right now, with kristy breslin, at wjz traffic control. >> hi, everyone. well, the delays on the west side inner loop, were now up to 20 minutes there. that's from wilkens avenue to security boulevard. average speed about 35 miles an hour. as far as the north side inner loop goes, to harford road. also southbound 95. an accident on the northeast side. other accidents, and plenty of them, include raw fill avenue. cane street at hudson. south broadway at east lombard. and also east belvedere at loch raven boulevard. let's now take a live look. you can see, things are a bit slow there. that's the west side at will wilkens avenue. this traffic report is brought to you by the cochran firm. if you or someone you know has suffered a personal injury, call 1-800-the firm. or call them online for your
free consultation. here's some help for those still having difficulty to the ravens' loss. orioles spring-training ticket goes on sale. ticketsar all 16 games will be available starting at 10:00 a.m. saturday. fans can buy the tickets online, by phone, or at select wal-mart stores. last season, the o's set an all- time sarasota attendance record, with more than 115,000 fans for 16 games. 10 of those games, sold out. well, straight ahead on wjz's eyewitness news at 4:00. a lunar new year's celebration, turns deadly in thailand. she survived a brutal sexual assault in egypt. and laura logan speaks candidly about her recovery. and the sun is setting on an unseasonably warm day. but there is sun on the way.
a deadly end to a night of celebration in thailand. a fireworks display explodes during a lunar new year celebration. four people are dead and at least 20 homes are damaged. the cause of the accident is still under investigation. government officials are promising to pay homeowners for the damage. lawyers for a teen accused of fire bombing synagogues in new jersey want his trial moved out of town. the 19-year-old pled not guilty to attempted murder and hate- crime charges during a court appearance today. his attorneys say there has been too much publicity about the case to get their client a fair trial in that county. no one was hurt in the attacks. and the teen remains in jail, on $5 million bond. almost a year after she was attacked and sexually assaulted while on assignment in egypt, cbs correspondent laura logan
is once again opening up about her traumatic experience. jessica kartalija has more on what logan is saying about that night. >> do lo gan says member -- logan says memories of that horrible night still haunt her. last february, she was in tahrir tahrir square, covering the ousting of mubarak. she said a group of men surrounded her, groped her and tore her clothes off. a group of women finally came to her help and pulled her to safety. new evidence. three men are exonerated in three high-profile murders. and today, family members of the father of one murdered boy say he confessed to killing his son. april thomas reports from west memphis. >> he loved the boy scouts. he was so proud. >> pam hobbs is looking for
closure, after 20 years. she still doesn't know who killed her 8-year-old son, stevie branch. early on, there were suspicions that her ex-husband, terry hobbs, may have been involved. now, newly-released evidence, implicating terry hobbs, has pam hobbs with her own doubts about the man she once trusted. >> yes, i have doubts. i have questions. i'm scared. i'm fearful. >> reporter: since damian eckles, jesse, were set free last year after being convicted in the case, they vowed to find the real killers. last week, eckle's attorneys released statements from witnesses. members of terry's own family who say they heard him confess to the killing. >> they passed polygraph testing. and what would they accomplish in trying to do something like this, is my question, if they had not overheard this. >> reporter: still angry over how police and then prosecutors
handled the case from the start, pam hobs and her family turned over evidence they found to the defense attorneys. that evidence, knives that belonged to terry hobbs. among them, one that also belonged to 8-year-old stevie. >> and i do not -- i demand that the state take this seriously. justice has not prevailed for me. >> now, there are reports terry hobbs' dna was found on one of the victims's' shoes. a scary day for men in ohio. both men were working three stories up in cleveland when all of a sudden, their scaffolding collapsed. one of the men fell when the scaffolding broke while the other was left dangling on the side of the building. both men were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. in texas, heavy rains cause severe flooding, leading to a number of high-water rescues. a woman had to be saved in san antonio, after a car got trapped in the rushing water.
it was just one of several rescues made in morning. many roads in the area are still closed at this time. a bold robbery in a video store in florida, and it's all captured on surveillance video. ted scouten reports, the brazen burglar has hit the store more than once. >> incredible video, as we watch a 15-year-old literally drop into the game-time electronics store, early saturday morning, entering through an air duct. once inside, he rifles through drawers, shoots a loaded gun, and suddenly realizes he's trapped inside. >> this is filled with iphones and ipods. they made off with most of the stuff out here. playstation 3 that was on the counter. they took that, as well as the laptop. >> reporter: an officer is poking around the door because an alarm went off. when the cop doesn't see movement inside, he leaves. a little while later, we see the kid crawling away. but not for long. he returns with a body. the pair makes it back in.
the store owner tells us, these kids have been here before. this is from september, when the kids see two hammers to break through the front door. they're only inside a matter of seconds when they grab expensive electronics and leave. >> and police are still searching for the suspect. a california woman says a window is ruining her car. she says the beam of light reflected off an energy- efficient window next door has caused her side-view mirrors to literally melt away. since it's not illegal to own a window that reflects light, the only thing she can do is park somewhere else. the national builders association is now conducting a study on this problem. a popular cbs sitcom star is shocked by her oscar nomination. mark steines has more from hollywood. coming up here on entertainment tonight. one of my favorite stars, melissa mccarthy. and she is one of cbs's biggest stars, thanks to the success of "mike and molly." yesterday, she became an oscar
nominee for "bridesmaids." and no one, no one was more surprised than melissa herself. >> i feel nuts, i feel nuts in the best possible way, if that's an option. >> reporter: melissa still can't believe it. she woke up for diaper duty, but found her husband watching this. >> melissa mccarthy, for bridesmaids. >> i sat kind of watching it. and he said, you have been nominated for academy award. and i said, no, i don't think so. i don't think so. i think it's for something else. and he's like, i don't think so. >> her husband ben did something, too. he was the air marshal in bridesmaids. their scene together in bloopers. >> i prefer a turn in relationships. [ laughter ] >> not fireman. you're not a fireman. >> sorry. i missed the wall. did you see that? >> 89 million retakes because one of us would laugh.
to get to do that, at that level and still have that freedom to do what we want. it was really fun. >> oh. i'm so happy for melissa. also tonight, what is wrong with demi moore? we have the latest news on her health crisis. plus, the first shots of heather locklear after her hospital emergency. all of that and more coming up on entertainment tonight. >> that's economic up on wjz 13. the bso is expanding its city youth program. ♪ [ music ] the orch kids program is moving to the highland town elementary and middle school. the year-round after-school program provides music education, instruments and tutoring to baltimore children. the program is free for all of its participants. it is a national model. our dry weather is coming to an end. bob turk has the wet, updated
beautiful sunset. >> the sun was out? >> it was out, almost all day long. a few clouds coming in. but that is going to -- actually, that's a precursor to some rain in the region. a little bit tomorrow. more tomorrow night. and more on friday morning before clearing out. so let's take a look at temperatures. it did get pretty pleasant today. 49. but yesterday was 59. normal high now is at 42. it just went up 1 degree today. by the way, we've reached the bottom. and we're now heading back up again, as far as averages of temperature is concern said. 44, 29. dew point, humidity 55%. east to southeast winds off the ocean. and the bay, around 9. much lighter all day long. barometer holding steady. we'll start to fall late tonight and tomorrow. 45 out at oakland. 41, ocean city. with a breeze off the ocean there. 48 in washington there. that's the warm spot in cumberland as well. at 48 degrees. locally, mid- to upper 40s. pretty pleasant afternoon.
all things considered for the last few days in january. but once again, the temperatures are just beginning to start increasing. the days are getting longer. the sun is getting higher in the sky in a couple of weeks. our normal highs will be back up in the mid and eventually the upper 40s. east winds now at 9. but most areas are very, very light, light winds. not a major impact. now, to the west and south, we've talked about this yesterday. look how juiced up it's gotten today. rain from missouri into texas. this was a big drought area this past summer. and actually, for a couple of years, been getting a lot of rain today. a little blue snow in wisconsin and minnesota. not that cold. this low is going to head out to our west. so for the most part, that's going to miss us. but we'll get a little overrunning warmer air. cloud cover right there. we'll see more clouds late tonight. maybe a little rain or drizzle in the morning. but the main rain probably won't come until late tomorrow night into friday. as that storm passes to the west, it will be dragging a front across the region.
be watching the warm front approach. then a low pressure passing through the area. the rain gone by noon or earlier on friday. clearing out. looks like a pretty good weekend. temperatures not that bad really. generally in the 40s this weekend, which is still just slightly above our normals. so we're looking for that rain to move across the region. thursday night and friday. way up across northern new england. some of the ski resorts will see some snow because it will be colder up there. southeast winds on the bay. 5 to 10 knots. bay temp around 39. tonight. clouding up later on. maybe a little shower, drizzle, patchy later on. 34. from harrisburg north, could be a little sleet tonight for a few minutes. 46 tomorrow. a bit of rain. the main rain and could be steady rain. maybe even thunder with that front tomorrow night and friday morning. >> okay. >> wow. thunder in the middle of winter. >> thunder in january. >> what do you know? thank you, bob. still to come tonight. tragic end. i'm mike hellgren. a burglary spree in northern
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deadly getaway. wild crash as a man tries to elude police. hi. i'm kai jackson. i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> out of control. new information about the burglary suspect, killed in a collision, as he tries to outrun police. mike hellgren is live and has details on the crimes that led to the violent accident. >> police say the men who died was behind a series of burglaries in north baltimore county. and several unsuspecting drivers got caught up in the chaos as he tried to get away. >> reporter: sky eye chopper 13 shows you the aftermath of a massive crash on dulaney valley road. police say an out-of-control burglary suspect in a stolen car caused the mess, injuri