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caliber long rifle looks like. police say it's the kind of weapon that killed 13-year-old monet turnage saturday night. and sources say that rifle somehow ended up inside the car of an off-duty baltimore city police officer. wjz has learned that now suspended officer was dating a relative of one of the juvenile suspects in the case. it's news outraging the victim's family and the city councilman carl stokes. >> if the allegations are true that this weapon is found inside the of of the police officer's vehicle, it is stunning. it really ask amazing -- is amazing that this would happen. >> reporter: saturday night, monet and two friends, boys ages 12 and 13, were playing with a gun inside the home when monet was accidentally shot in the chest. police say the boys then tried to hide her body. eyewitness news has learned new details about what happened that night. after the shooting, the boys apparently dragged the victim's body from the living room, through the kitchen, out the back door and here into the alley. >> reporter: monet's worried
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mother told wjz she repeatedly questioned the two suspects. >> i said, give me an answer. from the child. i spoke with the mother and the child and i couldn't get a straight answer. so later that evening, we were sitting around. and we decided we would just go out and scout out everywhere. >> reporter: that's when monet's brother found her body in the alley. now, they want to know why the gun that killed her ended up in a police officer's car. >> reporter: police are consulting with the city state's attorney's office, as their investigation continues. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right, derek, thank you. william c. marsh middle school will be hosting a vigil tomorrow at 4:00. state police are investigating a shooting in maryland's eastern shore that claimed the life of a toddler. denise has more on what happened. >> reporter: when police responded to the scene, they found a 4-year-old and his mother shot. it happened at a home in hebron, near salisbury.
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state police say shaniece woke up after feeling something hit her. then she found her son shot to death. jamal died at the hospital last night. his mother was hit in the hand and is expected to be okay. >> police say they found a large-caliber handgun on the bed where the shooting is believed to have happened. an investigation is ongoing. right now, rank and file are taking a no confidence vote. new questions emerge about his power and whether he can withstand an indictment. mike hellgren has new reaction to the scandal for us. mike? >> reporter: mary, -- more than 500 officers are casting their votes. those votes should be in by 10:00 tonight. and we have all new reaction on the scandal that is making waves throughout the county. >> reporter: anne arundel county executive john leopold faces another no-confidence
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vote. this time, from a rank and file police officer. the state prosecutor claims leopold used his security detail for demeaning personal tasks, including driving him to secret sexual encounters. >> the state prosecutor saw it as an opportunity to fire a shot across the bough of other politicians who might be tempted to misuse state employees in similar ways. >> reporter: legal analyst andrew levy believes the state tax on the prosecutor's team, the same office who brought down former baltimore mayor sheila dixon, are unfounded here. >> you don't have to go back very far before you can find democrats who are the target of the office, as well as republicans. >> reporter: and the allegations go beyond sex. susan whitman heads the watchdog group, common cause. >> we are concerned about the allegations of the political activity that he had county employees engage on, on county dollars. >> reporter: including accusations county employees were forced to place campaign
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signs other cleks cash donations -- collect cash donations. and keep files. >> unfortunately, the cases of some people that abuse the system, helped to ruin it for everybody. >> reporter: leopold vows to fight the allegations and stay in office, despite their emotional drain. >> i don't think that anyone is humanly capable of not letting that weigh on them. >> and according to court records, the trial for mr. leopold is scheduled for mid- june. of course, that could all change very shortly. reporting live, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> mike, thank you. according to court records, leopold will be arraigned on march 26th. an anne arundel county man is arrested after several complaints he was exposing himself to women. the alleged incident took place on the main campus in arnold. police say this man, jacob bovia, pretended to expose himself to several women, while using fake private parts. now, he's charged with three counts of indecent exposure, and two counts of disorderly
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conduct. a volunteer county firefighter is hurt, after parts of a tree falls on him during the rescue. these are pictures that they sent us. 22-year-old michael murphy was at the scene of a serious accident in lutherville, trying to rescue the driver. when a tree limb, came down, hitting him on the head. he was taken to the hospital and has since been treated and released. murphy is also a career firefighter. a harford county school is evacuated because of a suspicious odor. it happened at st. margaret's school. three faculty were taken to the hospital after smelling naodor. students in grades one through three were evacuated. they are all okay. officials say the odor came from cross-contamination of cleaning solutions. it is super tuesday. voters in 10 states are heading to the polls to choose the republican candidate for president. danielle nottingham reports for wjz, mitt romney is choosing to
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solidify his front runner stat -- status. >> reporter: voters in stubenville, ohio, are casting their ballots for a gop presidential nominee. ohio is taking center stage for the 10 states holding super tuesday contests. the head-to-head battle prompted some democrats to weigh in. students for bertha moore are voting for santorum. >> it was not much change, you know. unemployment is terrible. >> reporter: mitt romney will vote in the massachusetts primary later today. this morning, he appeared via satellite at the national conference for apec, a pro- israel lobbying group. >> i'm sorry that my super tuesday travel schedule prevents me from being with you in person. >> santorum went to washington to make his speech in person. >> as you may know, this is a somewhat important day in my life today. >> reporter: 419 delegates are up for grabs. that's more than one-third of the total needed to clinch the
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gop nomination. >> reporter: newt gingrich rallied supporters in huntsville, alabama. voters there won't go to the polls until next week. but he's focusing on the south. >> we're going to carry georgia by a big margin tonight. and do much better than people expected in a number of other states. >> looks like we're going to have a good time today. >> ron paul in north carolina and north dakota two states where he's hoping to capture his first win. in stubenville, ohio, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> gingrich says he'll push for new debates with other candidates in alabama and mississippi. let's turn to weather, take a live look at our conditions now. a clear evening there. is looks like we might be in for a little warmup. to find out more about that, let's go to meteorologist bernadette woods. she's in the first warning weather center. >> beautiful winter afternoon out there. want to show you first warning doppler radar. we have nothing going on in our
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area. and take a look at temperatures. slightly below average. but still pretty comfortable. sitting in the 40s for most. 44 degrees in baltimore. it is up to 51 now in cumberland. and 39 ocean city. a little cooler because of that water. this is just the beginning. because tomorrow, a much warmer air mass will start to move on top of us. we're jumping from the 40s to the 60s. and we go up from there. we'll have that forecast coming up. kai? >> bernadette, thank you. loyola's men's basketball team has a big game coming up, as they head to the big dance. weijia jiang reports, it's an exciting time for the school and the players. >> with this last bucket of the game. >> and that should do it. >> reporter: the loyola university greyhounds earned a ticket to the big dance. for the first time since 1994, the men's basketball team is headed to the ncaa tournament, after beating out fairfield university monday, loyola claimed the metro atlantic
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athrettic -- athletic conference title. >> loyola greyhounds. [ cheering ] >> it was tears of joy, hugging, laughing. >> reporter: we met up with buoy native justin and the rest of the team, less than 24 hours after the game. players made sure this precious cargo never left their sight. >> wanted to make championships. that's like our national championship. it means everything to us. >> it hasn't quite sunk in yet. i know it will sink in, in the next few days. but like i said, it's a dream come true. [ cheering ] >> reporter: on campus, the excitement is undeniable. >> the fact that we're going to be dancing. it's giving the life to the excuse me that we've needed. and the university, we are so proud of the team. and it is just awesome. >> reporter: with head coach jimmy patsos taking over the team eight years ago, the record was 1-27, making this victory that much sweeter. >> got a lot of texts from my ravens friends that said, we do it with defense. and we did.
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we're lucky to finish it off. but we're the pride of baltimore. >> reporter: students at loyola are actually on spring break for the week. but when they return on monday, there will certainly be a huge celebration for the team. in baltimore, weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. you can find out where loyola will play in the ncaa tournament, by watching the selection show. live right here on wjz 13, sunday at 6:00. i talked to a gentleman this morning who is a loyola alum. he is really excited that the team is heading to the big dance. >> oh, my goodness. it's so rare that there is a local team that we can celebrate. and you know how we all put in our full coverage and everything like that. we can put loyola on there. i love it. >> gotta get your brackets ready? >> i'm getting there. we're getting into march madness. still ahead on wjz's eyewitness news at 5:00, busy with a budget. >> a sea of red ink has maryland lawmakers arguing over which shore to swim for. i'm pat warren. coming up on eyewitness news. balancing the state budget with
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your tax dollars. residents at a baltimore neighborhoodux outraged after getting tickets for hundreds of dollars over a cracked sidewalk. i'm adam may. wait until we show you what the city-owned sidewalks look like in the same neighborhood. that's coming up. this is mark viviano in sarasota. social media, a growing craze in the sports world. and a number of orioles are in the game. we'll hear from them when eyewitness news continues. when we in back come -- come back, get the updated first warning weather forecast with bern. stay with us. ,,,,
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some eye-opening news out of annapolis today, as lawmakers look for ways to balance the budget. political reporter pat warren has more on what is being called a doomsday proposal that could change the way the state
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does business. >> reporter: it is doomsday. the budget is balanced by nearly $800 million in cuts. local school districts lose $205 million. other local aid slashed by $2.7 million. higher education, slashed by $185 million. health services, including medicaid, are reduced by $22 million. and state agencies see about $129 million disappear, taking cost of living raises and some jobs with it. >> hopefully we can avoid t. >> reporter: one hand is on the chopping block, the other is in your pocket. >> in a couple of weeks, vi -- i have hair appointment. my hair is going to be taxed. just having my hair cut. >> reporter: protesting the tax on services today, with auto services shops leading the charge. and mid-atlantic triple a speaking for thousands of drivers who can't afford the
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cost. >> not just maintaining their cars, but insuring their cars. >> jenniferwise is worried about the business. >> this is so critical for me. because our business is finally growing again. >> reporter: and it's from the standpoint of what taxpayers that some lawmakers think an all cuts budget could go. >> i think that's where the citizens of maryland want to g. whether that's popular with state legislators, we'll see. >> it's not the end of the world. just the end of the world as we know it. reporting from annapolis, i'm pat warren. back to you on tv hill. >> pat, thank you. lawmakers are also considering raising your personal income tax rate this year. if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check on the roads with kristy breslin at traffic control. hi, kai. hi, everyone. plenty of traffic out there. 70 westbound, jammed up there, pretty heavily, from 29 to marriottsville road.
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if you're traveling on the beltway, no improvement in sight. expect 20 minutes from frederick to security boulevard. north side inner loop, that delay stretches from harford road to 95. and the north side outer loop still seeing some congestion there as well, from york road to the harrisburg expressway. we have a vehicle fire that we're watching. windsor mill road at windsor place. other accidents include reisterstown road at sherwood avenue. russell street at bay around. and also frank ford at anthony avenue. let's take a live look. you can see, there is your drive, 70 westbound at 29. it's going to take you quite sometime to get through that mess. this traffic report is brought to you by pizza bolis. stop in and get two medium, one- topping pizzas. only at pizza bolis. residents in baltimore are at war with see hall. they're angry over thousands of dollars in sidewalk repair citations. tonight, wjz investigates, adam may discovers homeowners aren't the biggest offenders. it's actually the city.
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>> there's a lot worse sidewalks. >> reporter: ronald munk is furious with city hall, after inspectors said he needs to pay $650 to replace this section of sidewalk. >> if you're going to trip over it, you need to pick up your feet. >> reporter: more than a dozen residents in this lakeland neighborhood got citations. >> can you measure it for me? roughly hu how big is this rake? >> half ancient. >> reporter: jim says his problem, who walks with a walker has no problem with this bump. and this cabinet maker every day says that inspectors want to fine him too much money. >> so they even measured it wrong in your citation. >> right. >> and here's what has neighbors cry being foul. this is a city-owned sidewalk. it is broken up so badly that grass is actually growing through the grass.
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-- crack. >> reporter: wjz took this to officials with the transportation department. >> does that seem right to you? >> no, it doesn't. it doesn't. you're right. >> reporter: our questions now prompting the review of the citations, while city officials stand by their goal. >> we want people to be able to travel safely. and we don't want children to get hurt on cracked sidewalks. >> we're poor, hard-working people, disabled people. just leave us alone the woo -- alone. we don't have the money. >> >> ad -- adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> baltimore residents can expect increases in sidewalk citations as we head into the summer construction season. that is an eye-opening report. >> it is. we will talk about weather a little bit. it's getting nicer over -- >> i mean, we have not had much cold air this year. and we're at 44 degrees right now. this is one of our cooler days. we're going right back into the 60s tomorrow. we'll have that forecast when we return. [ female announcer ] with xfinity,
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over any other provider. ♪ love can be so mystical ♪ was a going to say, i love the sunshine. but where is it? >> i think we're looking at the water? is that -- it could be the clouds, could be the water. >> well, regardless, it's a beautiful day out there. it really is. we have a lot of sunshine.
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and temperatures, slightly below average. but warmer air is coming back if that's what you like. this is where we topped out so far today. we were in the upper 40s. 48 degrees. that average is 50 degrees. so just below it, tomorrow, though, we're shattering that average. we're 44 now in baltimore. it is 51 in cumberland. slightly cooler along the water at ocean city at 39 degrees. we'll take you in even closer and show you a lot of 40s out there during this evening. now, the winds have turned around to the south. and that's going to bring up our warmer air. not that far away. take a look at temperatures. really needed to open this up and show you, 58, minneapolis. 67 in chicago. we're at 70 in kansas city. and even 72 degrees now in denver. so there's a lot of warmth out there. and it's moving our way. starting tomorrow. high pressure in control. it sort of drifts off to our south. and as it does, it allows that warmer air behind it. still a lot of sunshine tomorrow. but then as we head into thursday, that front you saw off to the northwest of us,
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that will start to move in our direction. works that way. winds are clockwise. they turn more to the southwest tomorrow. and they connect with that warm air and throw it our way. by thursday, clouds start to come in during the day. but rain thursday night into friday, with this front that will knock down temperatures as we head into the weekend. but still, nothing all that extreme. so our forecast looks like this. on those waters, south winds tomorrow, 10 to 15 knots. could see a small craft advisory go back into effect. the bay temp is now fluor degrees. the forecast looks like this. for tonight, a pretty quiet one out there. unseasonably chilly. we could see patchy fogs in place. tomorrow, warm up to 62 degrees. it's going to be a beautiful afternoon. so get ready, everybody. enjoy. and then we're in the upper 60s for thursday. >> wow. >> and that's when the cloud comes in and a little chance for rain, thursday into friday. maybe a couple of thunderstorms. we're talking spring-like weather. >> it was weird to hear the
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thunder. what was that? saturday night? last week. and that was strange to hear. >> but what you're talking about close to 70s, that's what you're going to get. well, the grand old game of baseball is embracing, of all things, social media. wjz is with the orioles at spring training in sarasota, florida. mark viviano reports on how many players are keeping in touch with their fans back here in baltimore. >> reporter: well, you don't have to be in sarasota to -- to know what the orioles are up to. all you need is a phone or a computer. and some orioles will come to you. >> reporter: it's the social media craze, twitter. and for some orioles, it's the way they choose to interact with fans. adam jones is by far, the most active in using twitter. pitchers jake arrieta, jack briton, and tommy hunter, also take part. >> it's fun to get some insight on what i guess we, as baseball players think sometimes. but that's the funny thing that people sometimes don't get. we're about as normal as it
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comes. >> reporter: jones likes to share his opinions about baseball and life and occasionally, he'll add a photo, like this one, of rookie shortstop manny machado, falling asleep in a chair. all in fun, says jones. and fans follow by the thousands. >> enables the common fan to get closer to to -- to the athletes. and you know, you see a lot of football, basketball, different other sports. he's doing a good job of it. but some people do get carried away on it. >> reporter: so social media adds a new stat line to a player's resume. it's no longer just hits and runs. it's twitter followers. and adam jones has more than 20,000, putting him in a league of his own. with the orioles in sarasota, i'm mark viviano. back to you. orioles were back in action this afternoon, against the red sox. stan will have the spring training highlights coming up in sports at 6:00. i'm going to tbeet the team that i want to be -- tweet the
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team that i want to be in sarasota with mark. >> you know what we need. we need team coverage down there, kai. >> we do. >> i will treat tweet our general manager. >> see if he'll tweet us back. >> he's connected to technology. he'll get it. still ahead on eyewitness news at 5:00. his first news conference of the year. what president obama said about mitt romney that had the room laughing. i'm alex demetrick. coming up, a legal fight in maryland to carry concealed weapons for self-defense. that story as eyewitness news continues. andres alonzo speaks to wjz for the first time about his personal driver, as he tours a city school that is falling apart. i'm jessica kartalija. that story next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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this is wjz, wjz hd, and wjz.com, baltimore. from the city to the counties to your neighborhood. now it's complete coverage, it's wjz, maryland's news station. it is 44 degrees and sunny at 5:30 in our area. thanks for staying with us. unacceptable, that's how dr. andres alonzo describes conditions at an elementary school. eyewitness news is live. why the ceo is facing harsh criticism of his own tonight. >> reporter: good evening. all of this comes, the tour with the mayor, just days after marylanders and baltimore city parents especially learned that
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the ceos driver makes more in overtime than most of us marylanders do in a year. the mayor and school ceo tour barkley elementary middle school, a school that's literally falling apart. with $14 million of the education budget paying staff overtime these past four years and more than $200,000 going toward dr. alonzo's private driver, there isn't enough money to pay for repairs. >> a lot of parents are upset with you. >> i think parents understand how hard i'm working for the kids of baltimore city. that i work 70-90 hours a week. >> reporter: he says it requires the use of a personal driver. >> it's no different than the mayor or the governor. >> reporter: he's getting paid more than the governor.
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the mayor, who earns the same amount as the driver is also taking heat for proposing a bottle tax for school funding. >> the bottle tax is a first step. it will help put over 140% increase in school construction funds in play. >> reporter: when asked about education money going to pay for alonzo's driver. >> there's no amount you could pay one employee that could fix this school or the next school. >> reporter: the principal has a mess to deal with. >> heating, the ceiling tiles, the bathroom tiles are deplorable. >> reporter: and dr. alonzo said his driver is also used in his protection. i asked if he felt his life was in danger when he visited these schools. he said no. >> still a lot of questions remaining with all of this. thank you. he says enrollment in city schools is higher than it has
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been in the past 40 years. the department of public works is using some state of the art technology to inspect the southwest transmission main. the agency is launching a free swimming pipe diver down the main to prevent breaks from this one happening. the tool using waves to energize wires and help determine which sections of the pipe need to be repaired or replace. eight years since a water taxi capsized. >> carrying 25 people when a strong storm hit. gusts exceeding 50 miles an hour sent the passengers hurling into the river. they finally recovered the bodies of all five victims. the national weather service issued a severe weather warning 5 minutes after the accident. >> thank you. officials later determined that
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it was carrying too much weight to withstand the heavy wins. he fought off a home invader. now he's fought off a state gun control law. it's a legal victory for carrying a concealed weapon for self-protection. >> reporter: buying a handgun in maryland means paperwork and a background check by state police. to carry a concealed gun takes a special permit, granted to those who have proof their lives may be in danger. >> he was the victim of a home invasion on christmas eve in 2002. >> reporter: the suspect was captured and he's now out of jail. when he went to renew his conceal permit, he didn't get it. >> despite the fact that the criminal lives miles away. it had taken the police two and a half hours to respond. he had failed to show what the maryland state police call a good and substantial reason to
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carry a firearm. >> reporter: woolard won on the grounds -- >> people have a right to keep and bare arms in maryland. they don't need to prove they have the right to exercise the right. he's entitled to carry a gun. >> reporter: the attorney general will ask to repeal the ruling. >> we are quite confident we'll prevail on appeal. >> reporter: but it won't come without a fight here. >> the lawsuit does not challenge the background checks and other requirements of a common gun permit. breaking news. sky chopper 13 is over the scene of a deadly accident involving a tractor trailer. >> we have another head-on crash. this is at route 213 and boyds meadowlane.
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apparently two vehicles collided. the tractor trailer went off the right side of the roadway. the sedan, which collided with the tractor trailer is significantly damaged. there is a fatality here. the sheriff's department, is the sheriff's office is on the scene as well as maryland state police and several folks from the local fire bureau. 213 is closed just south of lloyd's meadow lane. the sheriff and state police continue their investigation. no word on injuries to the truck driver. we'll keep you updated as we continue to gather information. back to you. >> thank you. an early morning fire rips through a home in north carolina killing two young girls and a special forces soldier. authorities say that soldier was trying to rescue his 4 and 6-year-old daughters from the top floor of their burning home. the mother made it out safely.
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she's currently being treated at the hospital. president obama held his first news conference of the year and answered questions on a range of subjects including those about his republican rivals. >> reporter: in his first news conference of the year, president obama faced questions about iran's nuclear program. tensions are growing after israel threatened to attack iran and prevent that country from building a nuclear weapon. >> this can still be resolved diplomatically. that's not just my view. that's the view of our top intelligence officials. it's the view of top israeli intelligence officials. >> reporter: he took aim at the republican candidates whom he called too casual about war with iran. >> when i see some of these folks who have a lot of bluster and a lot of big talk but when you ask them what they would do, it turns out they repeat the things we've been doing over the last three years.
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>> reporter: he also said u.s. military action would be a mistake. the president's aids say it's just a coincidence he held this news conference on super tuesday as voters in 10 states select a gop candidate. rising gas prices were also mentioned. the president is looking at quick solutions, such as opening bottlenecks in the supply chain. >> i want gas prices lower because they hurt families. >> reporter: and he took a question about criticism mitt romney has leveled at him. >> what would you like to say mr. romney? >> good luck tonight. >> reporter: he'll be back on the road on wednesday in north carolina talking about his economic plans. >> president obama also announced an agreement with major banks to repay members of the armed services who faced wrongful foreclosures or were denied lower interest rates.
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strong winds making it tough for crews to contain a fire in oklahoma. gusts of up to 50 miles an hour are preventing them from getting the upper hand. there have been no reports of injuries. investigators think someone set the fire on purpose. harrowing stories of survival. hundreds of national guard troops are rushing to the nation's heart land to help victims of this week's devastating tornadoes. some are telling their tales from hospital beds. >> reporter: he tried to help a family of five, sheltering them in his mobile home. but it swept them away, killing all five including 14-month-old angel babock. >> i put my arm over angel and got her to get down. i was like, down. i told her, lay down flat. i reached my arm, get in close, lay down flat. that's the only thing i remember saying and i just started praying. >> reporter: a mother in indiana
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successfully used her body to shield her two kids. she lost one leg above the knee and the other above the ankle. >> i was holding them and trying to keep everything away from them so it didn't hit them. i had two steel beams on my legs, and i couldn't move. i was stuck. >> reporter: and a man in missouri got something precious back. >> i gave this to my wife 10 years ago. i just kept digging and digging. and all of this here. i called her, she was crying. >> reporter: kentucky senator says fema has started damage assessment in the hard hit town of west liberty. >> we'll try to help these folks
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rebuild their lives. >> it claimed 45 lives in five states. an avalanche causes problems for folks on a ski resort. you can't see it, but dozens of people were actually on the lift when the avalanche struck. luckily they all got off and no one was hurt. in tonight's health watch, how many times has this happened to you? you're trying to make smart, healthy choices but you're in a hurry? >> reporter: nutrition labels are everywhere -- soups, cereals, and salad dressings. how many of the numbers do you actually digest? >> people tend to pay attention to the top of the level. they look at the serving size, calories, and fat. but sometimes ignore some of the other parts of the label. >> reporter: registered dietitian says every line of a label tells a story. you don't need to be a
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mathematician to read labels. add time to patient. labels show us how much of a particular nutrient is in a food. the percentages are based on a 2000-calorie diet for a healthy adult. >> look to get small percentages of nutrients like sugar, salt, and cholesterol. look for higher concentrations of fiber, like 20% or more of those. >> reporter: what you see isn't always what you get. >> you always want to make sure that you sort of avoid the front of the package, which can be filled with marketing hype. >> reporter: remember to look at the type of fats. >> saturated fat is also important. >> reporter: it makes shopping easier later on. >> moore says getting to know your food makes shopping a lot easier later on. time for a quick look at
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some of the stories you'll find tomorrow in the baltimore sun. crock pots are cool again. i use mine all the time. recipes for great meals you can make in yours. and meet the high school athletes of the week. for all these stories and a whole lot more, look for tomorrow's baltimore sun. a rhode island grandma is set for life after winning the sixth largest jackpot in u.s. history. white won last month's power ball jackpot. a family representative says she slept with the ticket in her bible before coming forward to claim her big prize. she has decided to take the lump sum payment of $210 million. >> nice for her. still to come tonight on wjzs eyewitness news. courtroom brawl. why this fight broke out and who
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was involved. shock in sports. there's a new game being played and it incorporates stun guns. >> i don't want to be a part of that one. in the first warning weather center, we'll have your forecast after the break. here's today's report from wall street. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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welcome back. oh, wow. look at that shot right there. absolutely beautiful. we really do get some gorgeous sunsets around here. capturing a lot of those on our sky high chopper 13. here's what we're looking at for tomorrow -- sunshine out there most of the day. up to about 60 degrees for our high. going with a high of 62. by thursday, up to 67. clouds will start to come in during the day on thursday. chance for rain thursday night into friday. it does knock down our temperatures as we go into the weekend, but nothing extreme. fighting intensifies in syria, a growing number of
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people are trying to flee. nearly 3000 refugees. some civilians remain trapped in areas where opposition forces are battling government forces. >> reporter: these families are trying to escape the violence in syria. it starts at night when it's less dangerous, but some can't control their emotions. this woman asks, why are we homeless? because we ask for freedom? activists call it a humanitarian catastrophe in the making. 11,000 to turkey and 80,000 to jordan. government forces are blocking the red cross from bringing humanitarian aid into war-torn areas of the country. now china is trying to intervene, sending an envoy to broker a cease fire. president obama says he still
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believes diplomacy can end the violence, despite calls from senator john mccain to end the violence. >> they need to know they'll not win. >> reporter: many have stopped waiting for outside help. this woman says troops took our husbands and slaughtered them like sheep. too terrified to try to escape, they are simply struggling to stay alive. >> the fighting is also getting more intense in the city of buroque. a 15-year-old boy and five government soldiers were killed today. emotions boil over in a massachusets courtroom during a hearing for a murder suspect. two members were wrestled to the
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floor after charging after santiago. the rest of the family was cleared from the courtroom and the arraignment went on as scheduled. a new sport is causing a buzz around the world. it's called ultimate tack ball. players use stun guns on opponents. the first international tournament was held over the weekend. they say they produce only a twitching feeling and are not harmful. >> they're really, really low voltage, as you can see. i'll even do it to myself. nothing really affects your vital organs, especially your heart. >> players on the current teams were originally paint ball professionals. they wanted them already accustomed to the pain from an extreme sport. >> i'm wondering more about their brains. we have a preview for the stories coming up.
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>> continuing to follow develops. a 13-year-old girl shot to death. the latest on why a city police officer has been suspended as part of the investigation. two out of state doctors accused of murder of a fetus during an abortion procedure. while murder charges were just dismissed. check in for these stories coming up at 6:00 p.m. >> thank you. till to come, the inspirational story of a man who is blind with a very challenging goal. >> what he's attempting to do. stay with us. mine was earned over the south pacific in 1943.
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knee. he is lucky. a hiker in new hampshire can serve as an inspiration when it comes to perseverance. he's blind, but that hasn't stopped him from wanting to hike all of new hampshire's 148 hills. he decided to take on this challenge when he regained the ability to walk. >> it's about believing you can do the things that are important to you and finding a way. if that's the message that people get, i think i've done a really good thing. >> randy and his guide dog have already conquered 41 of the 48 hills. he hopes to finish his quest later this month. >> i'm sure of his other senses are are really heightened. what a beautiful story. still to come on wjzs eyewitness news. dead at 13. a young girl's body found in this neighborhood alley. we have the search for answers ,,,,
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a stunning turn of events. the investigation into the shooting death of a baltimore teen leads to a police officer being suspended. another day, another no confidence vote under way. we have new insight into the indictment of the county executive. did he wield too much power? social media a growing craze
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in the sports world and a number ovarioles are in the game. we'll hear from them when eyewitness news continues. a sea of red ink has maryland lawmakers arguing over what shore to swim for. coming up, balancing the state budget with your tax dollars. >> check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> wjz starts right now. this is wjz tv, wjz hd, and wjz.com, baltimore. from the city to the counties to your neighborhood. now it's complete coverage, it's wjz, maryland's news station. fatal shooting fall out. a baltimore city police officer suspended. >> tonight, what it has to do with the shooting death of this little girl. hello, everyone. >> here's what people are talking about tonight. >> a stunning twist in the death of aou

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