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sided in favor of the deputy. >> reporter: tears flowed outside of the federal courthouse, after the family of jurel gray loses their $145 million wrongful death lawsuit. a jury cleared sheriff's deputy rudy torres of any wrongdoing. back in 2007, the deputy responded to a fight in this neighborhood, firing a taser at gray twice, killing the 20-year- old. >> i'm relieved. you have to remember that this is a tragedy. at the end of the day, no one wins and no one loses tonight. >> that man is free to go on and live his life the way he wants to. and i have to go visit my son's burial plot. i'd like to know how he sleeps at night knowing that. >> he's not the first person and he's not going to be the last person to die. so i'm going to tell you, until they get it straight, you're going to see more families here. >> her emotional attorney agrees. >> i love this country.
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sometimes this country breaks my heart. >> reporter: but jurors say the evidence was clearly in favor of the deputy. >> it was not a malicious act, on corporal torres. he did not have any intent on harming, injuring, killing this young man. >> i remember everything. i sleep with it every day. >> what's that like? >> i hope you never know. i hope you never know. >> and despite this incident, both the deputy and his boss, the sheriff, they told me on the courthouse steps that they do favor using tasers. and they think law enforcement agencies could use them. >> we're live at the federal courthouse downtown. >> almost a dozen marylanders have died in taser-related incidents. a contentious day in court mary is live in the newsroom
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with the latest. >> they are at the apartment of laura giddings. mcdaniel was a classmate of giddings at mercer law school. he was taken inked in today, they officially filed notice of intent to seek the death penalty against him. mcdaniel's attorney says he intends to challenge how they handle the case. >> reporter: giddings was originally from laurel, and went to high school in columbia. a wild ride and a deadly crash. a burglary suspect flees police. and several innocent drivers get caught up in the mess. wjz is live with the follow-up. mike hellgren has details about the men who police say are behind a crime spree. the man who died. police have linked him now to more than a half dozen burglaries in baltimore county. and several unsuspecting drivers found themselves in the middle of his getaway. they are lucky to be alive
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tonight. >> reporter: sky eye quhopper -- chopper 13 shows you the aftermath of a massive crash on dulaney valley road. police say an out-of-controlled burglary suspect caused the mess, injuring several drivers. >> what a mess. >> reporter: 21-year-old mccoy was fleeing from police after police say he committed burglary hours before. police were tracking him. he collided with a jeep in the truck. fled the car moments before the crash. they caught him and charged him with grand theft auto and burglary. authorities said mccoy was behind at least seven burglaries at home in this picturesque park in northern baltimore county that put many on edge. >> it seems poetic justice to me. and you know, he created his own problems. and it's sad that he lost his life rather than owning up to and being held accountable for
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what he did. >> court records revealed he had several prior records, one for theft, another for eluding police. and recently had a hearing for violating probation. >> you don't want to say it's a price of breaking the law because you don't want to see it happening to everyone. it's not a favorable outcome. wjz did speak to the driver of the jeep, caught up in the crash. he was traumatized by what happened but declined to talk further about the tragic event. >> and the people had nonlife- threatening injuries. we should mention the car mccoy was driving was stolen from howard county. reporting live, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you, mike. toliveer is being held at the baltimore county detention center, on $500,000 bail. an meacial farewell -- emotional farewell for gabrielle giffords as she
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resigns from congress. >> 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, congresswoman debbie wasserman schulz, broke down before reading giffords' letter of resignation. >> i have more work to do on my recovery, before i can again serve in public office. >> reporter: one year after being shot in the head at a political event near tucson. her goodbyes to washington began 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. >> this morning in the house. colleagues from both sides of the aisle had warm words, as giffords' husband, mark kelly, watched from the gallery. >> gabby's courage, her strength, and her downright fortitude are an inspiration to all of us and all americans.
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>> she has brought the word dignity to new heights. [ applause ] >> reporter: once her letter had been read to the house, give on the other hands -- giffords herself walked it over to house speaker john boehner, who was moved to emotion as she got a standing ovation. >> giffords said, i will recover and return, in her resignation letter, and we will work together again. alexis christoforous, wjz eyewitness news. >> jared lee loughner has pleaded not guilty in connection with the shooting spree in tucson. he is being forcibly medicated in an effort to make him capable to stand trial. updating the breaking news at 5:00. a major change in the ravens' coaching staff. explaining why defensive coordinator chuck pagano is
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leaving the team. >> reporter: he has a new job. he's been hired as the head coach of the indianapolis colts. he became a hot candidate after the baltimore defense ranked third in the nfl under his first year as coordinator. he interviewed in indy, shortly after they lost in the title game. he takes over for mike caldwell, who was fired after indy finished with a 2-14 record, worst in the league. pagano follows mike louis, and rex ryan, to become the fourth leader as a ravens defensive coordinator to become a head coach in the nfl. we'll check out who is currently on staff coming up. >> a lot of complaints about this one. thank you, mark. pagano released a statement, and i quote, it is difficult to leave the ravens, but i couldn't pass up on this great opportunity. end quote. the university of maryland is keeping a close eye on students tonight, to avoid
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another in ray seary -- a series of high-profile basketball games. as derek valcourt explains, concern is especially high this year. >> reporter: last year, the student government planned a number of post-game activities, in order to prevent rioting. but today is the first day of classes for this semester, leaving the student government with little time to prepare alternatives for tonight. >> reporter: students started waiting in line at 5:00 tuesday, to be among the first inside the comcast center tonight, as maryland takes on long-time rivals, the blue devils. >> have to come in here and support. >> i think this is the base game of the year. win or lose. i still have my terps. >> in years past, the rivalry has been so intense, it sparked post-game rhode ri -- riots. this video of police manhandling students during a 2010 riot made national headlines. tonight, police are once again
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preparing for possible problems. >> if history repeats itself, then i would expect a celebration. >> reporter: campus police will be on hand during and after the game. dozens of other police officers will also be at the ready. >> if it starts to become unreal rulli, people start-- unruly, people start committing crimes. we need to be ready. >> talking about expulsion for those caught rioting. >> if we win, we can't be held responsible for our actions. i'm feeling pretty good about this game. >> reporter: but for older students, fallouts. >> in the end, it's a pretty bad look for the school. >> as long as everybody is just relaxing and try to take it for what it is, it's just a game. >> reporter: school officials did send out e-mails, warning students of the penalty if they failed to act with dignity and respect. at college park, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> derek, thank you. tonight's game starts at 9:00, after a ceremony to name the
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court, after a former coach, gary williams. a mild start to the evening, after a pretty nice winter day. a live look outside right now. a few clouds are moving into the area. wjz is live with first warning weather. bob and bernadette tell us when we may see some rain. bob? >> not snow. rain. take a look at temperatures around the region. we got up to 49 degrees. we have dropped with these clouds beginning to move in to 42. 39 up in elkton. and even out in oakland, it's still pretty mild. normal high today is 42. yesterday we were at 59. this afternoon, 49. but there is some weather headed our way. bernadette woods has a look at what is happening in the next day or so. bernadette? >> reporter: the clouds are starting to come in right now. but the clouds are starting to thicken up overnight. and a storm arrives tomorrow. the chance for some ice. at the very, very start of the storm is possible. but this is pretty much a rain event. you see a whole lot of moisture going down to the deep south. strong thunderstorms on that southern flank of it down there
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in louisiana. and that is all moving in our direction. overnight into the early dawn hours, that chance something may start frozen, but it will quickly change over to rain. we're looking at rain tomorrow, even into friday, before we're finishinged with this storm. and we'll have that forecast coming up. back inside. >> school officials come hopes in hands to make funding requests for building improvements from the board of public works. wjz is live. political reporter pat warren has more on the challenge of keeping aging buildings in good conditions. good evening, pat. >> good evening, jessica. good evening, everybody. governor o'malley recently announced that he is going to ask the general assembly to put in an additional $317 million for the next fiscal year. the board of public works begathon. now he calls it the hope-a- thon, provides the backdrop for the reason why. >> reporter: governor o'malley goes to a new school in annapolis. >> new school in germantown. >> reporter: but what do you do for the kids in old school? >> sometimes i feel like
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because our children are in the city, they don't get what other children get. >> reporter: and the difference isn't lost on the children either. >> my school mates and are so lucky to have this school. >> the new school must mean that if we are premiere students, we deserve a premiere school. >> we don't have a lot of money. and that means that we can't afford the lockers and stuff. and r and a lot of -- although and a lot of people nowadays aren't willing to donate it. >> reporter: so they go to the school to beg for it. or as the governor says, hope for additional projects. >> booker t. washington, one of our schools, was built in 1895. >> uh-huh. >> so what you want to talk about old, we can give you old. >> the state of the buildings, they're all old. keith, i saw you with somebody, talking about a building that was built way back in the 1970s. [ laughter ] we called that a modern building.
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we called that recently constructed. so i do appreciate what you're doing. >> reporter: while the board of public works distributes the money, it's the general assembly that is being asked to do the upgrades. >> reporter: and the first year of the alcohol tax, $47 million of that tax hike collected will go to school construction. i'm pat warren, reporting live, now back to you. >> all right, pat. thank you. as pat mentioned, the state has spent more than a quarter billion dollars in school construction in the past five years. still to come tonight. final farewell. hear from those making a trip to state college. daring rescue. the amazing efforts to free a man, trapped deep inside a western maryland cave. soon to be cardinal edwin o'brien is back in baltimore. i'm mary bubala. his message to parishioners just ahead. and it's still not very cold outside. even after sunset. but there is some rain on the way. and your complete first warning
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a group of hopkins students get an inside education for a full-scale rescue work. a student on a class trip got stuck in a cave, hundreds of feet from safety. >> thurston county 911. >> i'm a johns hopkins student. and i came with the outdoors group. and one of our members is stalking the cave. >> reporter: the student on the call left the cave to dial 911.
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two others stayed with the victim. the problem, they're only a handful of people, professionally trained in cave rescue. >> it was very unusual. >> reporter: here's why. this is the knee of the 20-year- old hopkins student who can't fit past this point in the rock, 250 feet from safety. >> it's when we determined this was way over our level of expertise, on trying to remove him. >> reporter: the deputy chief, from mawginsville is at the opening. >> the hole is roughly 1 foot wide, by 3 foot long. >> reporter: immediately, he realized that people who explore caves like this are smaller. >> i tried to go about chest high, started feeling resistance. and i started to come back out. >> reporter: they realized they were never going to make it down to the man. with some training, they ch turned over their chisels to the hopkins students. >> reporter: they're trained to operate the fire department's portable air chisel. >> we had no choice.
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or good possibility, we still might be here. >> reporter: the students chip away at the rock, pinning his knee. and the victim climbs out. he is airlifted to shock trauma. >> the professionals have nothing but admiration for how these amateur experts performed. >> it's almost like you guys are there for support. but the cavers themselves are the the experts. >> exactly right. >> the students and their advisers tell me that they just not ready to talk about what happened inside this cave, other than to say, the young man, he's all right. in washington county, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. back to you on tv hill. >> the team from hopkins, minus the injured man, return said to the cave late today, to retrieve gear left behind during that rescue. the leader of baltimore's archdiocese is back in charm city today, after receiving one of the catholic church's highest honors. and mary is here with more on his return. >> reporter: archbishop edwin o'brien is just weeks away from becoming a cardinal. and today marks the first
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appearance since the announcement from the pope. >> reporter: fresh in from rome, cardinal edwin o'brien was surrounded by portraits of baltimore archbishops who have risen to the position of cardinal like he is about to. >> it's just nice to be in a hall of fame like this. [ laughter ] >> reporter: on january 6th, o'brien was in rome when the pope made the announcement. >> he went through a list of 22 names. and my name was number 8. it was exciting. >> reporter: o'brien's short tenure in baltimore was sometimes controversial. he closed catholic schools with low enrollment. and today, he addressed another controversial issue, same-sex marriage. >> 30 states, where legislators have passed this. the people's vote have voided it. has not been down. we have every reason to believe that we have a strong, grass- roots coalition here that will uphold the sanctity of marriage. >> reporter: o'brien's successor should be named in
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the next two to three weeks. he says the next leader of the baltimore archdiocese must focus on increase the number of priests and nuns. and consalidate parishes with dwindling populations. >> we're going to keep strong parish life. we have to make sure that we're not struggling along with, you know, half churches filled. and wondering what's going to happen tomorrow. >> cardinal o'brien leaves baltimore tonight for a special mission to haiti. then he will be in rome on february 18th to officially become a cardinal. he gets his red hat. last year, the pope appointed o'brien to lead a catholic order in rome. denise? >> thank you, mary. o'brien will return to baltimore in march to lead his first mass at cardinal at, of course, the cathedral of mary our queen. we have rain headed our way. at least to the end of the week. let's take a look at conditions
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now. clouds moving in. 42 now. no wind. the barometer on the way up right now. we'll come back and take a look at that rain chance after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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dogs on the deck. >> sunshine makes a difference. >> beautiful. >> not as warm as yesterday. it was 59. but our normal high now is 42. it's coming up. we reached the bottom of our averages. and today was the first day that temperatures start increasing. and over the next week, two weeks, three weeks, they go up a degree, just about every week. so we'll keep warming up. the sun is getting higher. the day is getting longer. let's take a look at temps now around the region. we're at 42. 39 in ocean city. down by the airport, with the clear skies there, in ocean city. 47 in washington. the dew point still pretty low at 29. it will get down into the low to mid-30s tonight. clouds will come in. temperatures are going to stop about the low 30s. 40 bel air. 42 in rock hall. kent island, annapolis. and columbia as well. and 41 in westminster. light winds now, as you see. not really much in the way of winds at all. tomorrow, more of a southeast wind. we'll start bringing in that moisture once again from the south. and from the atlantic ocean. and it's already juice said up
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here from the gulf of mexico. just that tropical air immediating heading north. there will be severe storms in arkansas, louisiana. portions of mississippi, alabama. but not what we saw earlier this week, with those tornadoes. we'll see some hailstorms and wind gusts, i'm sure. maybe one or two isolated small tornadoes. this is very warm, moist air, somewhat unstable. this low is going to head out to our west. it will bring us clouds. and eventually that rain with it. the bulk of this rain tonight and tomorrow, will pass to our west. the southern end of it, that front is going to come through the region tomorrow night and friday. it's not going to be that warm, not like it is down south. but we'll see a period of rain, particularly tomorrow night and friday. and there could be moderate rain with it. maybe even thunder is possible, as that front goes through the region. you can track that low. but the main low, again, passing to our west. it clears out friday afternoon. ask tomorrow, looks like a pretty nice weekend. start turning cooler again. sunday and next week.
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temperatures just about in the mid-40s to near 50s. tomorrow night and friday, that's when we'll see the rain across the region. the only snow way up in northern new england. and some of the ski resorts the see some of the benefits from that. southeast winds on the bay. 5 to 10 knots. and a small craft advisory, later tomorrow night and friday. as the winds pick up. bay temps pick up around 39. tonight, cloudy skies later on. maybe a sprinkle or shower. 34. probably 37 in the city. 46 tomorrow. a bit of a rain, bulk of the rain tomorrow night and friday morning, before it clears out by late friday afternoon. so rain on the way, half inch likely. >> but it's not ice. >> not snow. >> who cares. >> no complaints here. >> thank you, bob. still to come. hostage rescue. daring rescue of two dairy workers. i'm alex demetrick. coming up. a big fine for polluting at sea. but how much for the whistle- blower.
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that story as eyewitness news continues. dropping the number of suspensions. and keeping kids in class. i'm gigi barnett. coming up, the policies school leaders may have to change. that story is straight ahead. ,,
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it is 6:30. 42 degrees and partly cloudy. good evening. thank you for staying with wjz. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. two aid workers are leaving somalia tonight, after a daring rescue by u.s. forceless. pirates held them hostage for months. tina kraus has more on the rescue mission. >> reporter: the same u.s. navy seals who killed osama bin laden, rescued american jessica buchanan. seal team 6, pair parachuted into somalia in the dark, and ambushed pirates holding buchanan and her colleague captive. u.s. forces killed nine pirates in a gunfight. 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
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the raid in his state of the union address tuesday night. but just before he spoke, he congratulate the defense secretary leon pineta. >> good job tonight. good job tonight. >> reporter: the president later called buchanan's father to reported good -- report the good news. his daughter was free. intelligence reports that 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 agents. this was incredibly daring, as your man pointed out. these guys are absolutely mind blowingly effective at what they do. >> reporter: u.s. officials say the kidnappers were heavily armed with explosives nearby. president obama says he could not be prouder of the troops who carried out the top-secret operations. tina kraus, wjz eyewitness news. >> authorities say buchanan is at a safe location for medical treatment before she can return home to the u.s. tens of thousands of people make their way to state college, pennsylvania to pay
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their final respects to coach joe paterno. mary is live in the newsroom with a look at how mourners are remembering the football legend. >> reporter: well, jessica, paterno died sunday after a battle with lung cancer. mourners waited in line to attend his final public viewing. that was followed by a private funeral service, for paterno's close friends and colleagues. those in attendance at this time say they were focused on his 46-year coaching career. and not the way it ended. >> i felt like coach joe paterno was kind of my virtual father. >> once you came here. it made you change the kind of person you were, you wanted to do things the right way. >> there will be a final celebration at the basketball arena on campus tomorrow. all 16,000 tickets were gone within a few minutes. >> paterno won two national titles with the nit 18 li-- nittany lions, before he was fired involving a sex abuse
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scandal involving a former assistant coach. rescuers say it will take a miracle to find survivors inside the costa concordia. 16 people have already been recovered. there are 17 people still unaccounted for. the captain remains under house arrest, after allegedly veering off the approved course two weeks ago. alex demetrick reports, a case was heard in the baltimore federal court. because this is where the whistle-blower alerted the coast guard. >> reporter: when ships are in port, time is money. safely unloading used oil and sludge, adds to that time and cost. to save it, some ships illegally dump at sea. in baltimore, a greek company, which manages ships, pled guilty to dumping after alerting crewmen and inspectors. on ships, a whistle-blower can make a case. >> very valuable. it definitely helps the process.
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points us in the right directions and keeps us from going around in circles sometimes. >> reporter: under the plea deal, the shipping company pled guilty to four counts, including obstruction of justice, and falsifying documents. it will pay a fine of $921,000. and another $275,000 to help cheen clean the chesapeake. under the law, salvatore lopez could get up to half of that $925,000 fine. his lawyer said the philippine resident desperately needs money after blowing the whistle and being black listed. >> he has four small children. one severely disabled. he is without any money because he did the right thing. >> reporter: the judge will ultimately decide just how much of that $925,000 salvatory lopez will receive. until then, he remains a whistle-blower in limbo. >> he has no job. the steam ship company won't hire him again because he blew the whistle. >> reporter: and without that, there won't be a trip to court.
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now, today's plea agreement is one of two expected in the dumping incident. the owner of the ship has also been charged, as well as the greek company that managed the ship. time now for a quick look at some of stories you'll find in the baltimore sun. the ways local chefs stay in shape and healthy, while surrounded by tempting food. will one pharmacy be left entirely out of the state's prescription program? and more on the dedication of gary williams court. for these stories and more, read the baltimore sun. and remember to look for the updated forecast, from wjz's first warning weather team. maryland's zero tolerance policies at schools may be doing more harm than good. now they are calling for sweeping changes. gigi barnett explains in tonight's wjz healthwatch, there is already one city school that has seen a drop in suspensions. >> reporter: from the outside, this could be an english or
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history class, at city springs elementary school in southeast baltimore. but a closer look shows students solving a different kind of problem. >> please, also think about yourself, okay? >> it's called a circle. a setting where students can openly discuss any behavior issue at school. like fighting or bullying. and the method could help school leaders statewide reduce the number of nonviolent suspensions. >> kids don't really want to fight with each other. they really don't. >> last year, schools statewide suspended a little more than 6,000 students. half of them were for nonviolent offenses. and a majority were handed out to special needs and minority students. >> suspending a child and sending them home doesn't resolve the problem. >> reporter: rhonda riketta runs city springs. and she started circles at the school five years ago. and in just one year, suspensions dropped from 86 to 9. >> there are people who think
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that students should be suspended for fighting. i think that the issue that caused the fighting needs to be addressed. >> i'd rather have the children here in school than home. because they're not learning anything. they're looking at tv or playing a game. >> reporter: the state says all of the 24 school districts have one year to create a plan to reduce the number of suspensions. and then three years to make it happen. in southeast baltimore, i'm gigi barnett, wjz eyewitness news. in addition to dropping its highest suspension rate, the state may also consider doing away with expulsions, especially -- or except, rather, when a student brings a firearm to school. and your child's school lunch is about to get healthier, as the government rolls out new nutrition standards. the new guidelines include serving fruits and vegetables every day. more whole grains and less salt and fat. schools will also be required to serve low-fat milk and limit
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calories by controlling portion size. >> take me back. the peas in my elementary school stay with me to this day. >> really? >> i still remember them. like they have been through the dish washer three times before they serve them. >> yum. still to come on eyewitness news. a celebration in thailand goes horribly wrong. the damage from this massive explosion. under water. a look at some of the worst flooding from violent storms, pounding the midwest. bob turk. the first warning weather center, some rain headed our way. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. and wjz 13 is always on. here are the top stories on at this hour. for updates on the day's news, log onto ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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drenching rain with it. rescue crews were busy in san antonio, helping motorists trapped on the highway. in austin, a record was set as 5 inches of rain fell in one day. meteorologists say the rain was not enough to end the severe drought that has plagued texas on for over a year. a fireworks display in thailand goes horribly wrong. [ explosion ] the explosion came during the lunar new year celebration. the fire quickly spread to a densely populated area. at least four people were killed and 20 homes destroyed. investigators are not sure what happened or what went wrong. if your gps went haywire today, you might want to blame a solar storm. the radiation cloud crossed the top of the planet. and that caused manies traveling
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-- planes traveling across the north pole to be rerouted. the satellite interfearence also caused a gps device to malfunction. a good excuse if you were late for work. >> i was going to say, or if you ended up at the mall. scott pelley has a preview of what's coming up up tonight on the cbs evening news. in a daring rescue. navy seals drop into somallia and -- somalia and save an american woman and a danish man. we'll have details on the risky operation tonight on the cbs evening news. and here's a look at tonight's closing numbers from wall street. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,
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an important lizon, for students in baltimore. -- lesson for students in baltimore. the baltimore symphony orchestra is expanding its program. this time, at highlandtown elementary and middle school. >> in lye land town, it's elementary to a different tune. >> we try to provide them with a different education. and broaden their horizon. >> reporter: four years ago, the baltimore symphony orchestra started orchids, a
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program providing music education to students in baltimore city. now, it's expanding. ♪ [ music ] up to this -- point, orchid was up to this side of town. >> we want to be present in every thing. so every kid has an opportunity to try to play an instrument. >> the reason why i think it's so cool is i like the instruments. and we -- this is only a once- in-a-lifetime opportunity. >> reporter: there are 400 orchids throughout the city. >> the displain palestinians they learn -- disciplines when you hear them play or sing. their rhythm, their team work, their motivation. i mean, those are all skills that they'll use in life. >> do you see any with you in the future? >> definitely. i've got my eye on them
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already. >> the orchids have performed all over baltimore city. well, we're seeing milder temperatures again today. however, more clouds are moving into the area tonight. and bob has a look at your five- day forecast. but first, bernadette is going to let us know what to expect tomorrow. rain, right, bern? >> you got it. there we go. starts late tonight into the early morning hours. and that's right when we're going to be around that freezing mark. so there is a chance that briefly, we could get a little ice. this is pretty much a bulk rain event. and the rain continues right into tomorrow night. so for the rest of the five- day, here's bob. and it still says mild, really. 46. we'll see rain tomorrow night, into friday. 53 on friday. 50, sun comes back on saturday. partly cloudy. sunday, a little chillier. 43, 29. but just about normal. 42, 26 on monday. denise? >> thank you, bob. still to come tonight on eyewitness news.
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the ravens' defense has been dominant for more than a decade. now they have to adjust to leadership once again. mark has the story next in sports. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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a lot of fans reacting. mark is here with the wjz the fan sports report. >> season ends, changes begin. here we go.
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ravens' owner steve bisciotti has named his frustration over this before. he develops develops and pays good his assistant coaches, only to see them leave. chuck pagano has been hired as the head coach for the indianapol i guess. clarence brooks is a possible candidate to replace pagano. this comes just days after the ravens lost to the patriots in the title game. he interviewed with the colts. and next day, he's hired. he will take over for the colds team with the worst record in the league. now, a number of ravens have said confusion on the sidelines in that loss in new england sunday, contributed to kicker billy cundiff having to hurry and missing the potential game-tying kick. there are suggestions that the patriots may have deliberately put the wrong down on the scoreboard to confuse the ravens. but today, coach john harbaugh
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shot down the conspiracy. harbaugh said the team knew the down and any suggestion that the scoreboard was deliberately wrong is nonsense. thank you, coach. college basketball in college park tonight. it is maryland against duke, in a game that in recent years has been one that terps fans point to as the game of the year. it's still a big deal. but times have changed. and the buildup is less intense this time. mark turnin is the new coach. he gets his chance to be the first. duke comes to town, ranked 8th inkedt the nation -- 8th in the in addition. turnin knows. >> a rivamry is -- rivalry is a rivalry. everyone knows what is involved. i've been in a number of different rivalries. and for now, this is the most important one.
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because it means the most to our fans. so i understand that. and i was at texas a&m. and the only game that mattered, unfortunately, all year, was the texas game. >> his predecessor, gary williams, will be honored before kickoff tonight. the court will be named gary williams court, a tribute to williams, who during his 23 years as coach, won the most games in school history, including the national title in 2002. tipoff at 9:00 tonight. baseball news. the orioles are about three weeks away from the start of training. and there is uncertainty about the status ever brian roberts. he continues to deal with complications from a concussion. it's an issue that caused him to miss most of the past two seasons. it's unknown if roberts will ever play again. for now, it's robert andino. and today, they announced they have come to contract terms with andino, avoiding arbitration. he's coming off a season, in which he played a career high. the highlight of andino season. for the o's season, the game-
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winning hit in the season finale that ultimately knocked boston out of play-off contention. more on the chuck pagano departure coming up tonight at 11:00. >> thank you, mark. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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don't miss tonight's primetime cbs lineup. at 10:00, the last episode on csi. and stay tuned for eyewitness news at 11:00. that's it for us tonight. i'm jessica kartalija. >> for bob and for mark, i'm denise koch. thanks for watching, wjz maryland's news station. don't go away. there is much more ahead on the cbs evening news with scott pelley, including more on that rescue effort in somalia by the ,, >> pelley: tonight, the secret the president kept at the state of the union address. the same navy seal unit that killed osama bin laden had just
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rescued two hostages in somalia. bob orr has our story. the federal reserve forecasts where the economy is headed over the next three years. anthony mason on what that means for interest rates. millions of dollars of gingrich ads are paid for by a casino billionaire. wyatt andrews on the man behind the candidate. and nancy cordes on a sad farewell. congresswoman give says gabrielle giffords to the house. >> even though i know we won't see each other every day, gabby, we'll be friend for life. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: geographic. as we watch the president greet the audience at the state of the union address last night, it caught our eyes when he stopped to speak to the secretary of defense. listen carefully to what he said to leon


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