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a shooting on capitol hill. a chase ends with gunshots sparking a lockdown at the u.s. capitol. hello. i am dick carter. i am denise koch. here is what people are talking about. >> breaking news out of washington, d.c. a wild car chase ends in wild gunfire outside the capitol building. danielle nottingham is on capitol hill. linh bui has congresses members talking about what it was like during the lockdown and mary has dramatic video of the chase. we begin with danielle. >> reporter: a day focused on the government shutdown was quickly thrown into chaos. capitol police say this appears to be an isolated incident, but police are still investigating. sources tell cbs news a woman tried to ram her car through a white house barricade today. police then chased the woman
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about a mile to capitol hill where secret service agents shot and killed her. the chase was captured on camera. police surrounded the car with their guns drawn. then the car backed up and speeds off. a capitol police officer was injured during the chase. >> one of our officers was struck in his scout car. appears to be conscious and breathing but we're following up. >> reporter: and in officers shot, chief? >> as far as we know no officer has been shot. >> reporter: it was a massive police response. capitol hill was temporarily locked down. house and senate members who were in the middle of debating about the government shutdown were told to shelter in place and stay away from windows. he and his wife teresa came to washington to talk to their congress men. then they got caught up in this. >> i kind of dropped down to my knees and then everybody started -- i came up to my husband like, where do we go? >> the car sped down that street.
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all of the response vehicles were right behind him. we heard what sounded like an explosion. >> reporter: police have not said why the woman struck the white house barrier. they have also not released her identity. congress went back to business once the scene was clear. there was applause for capitol police on the house floor and the senate praised the injured officer. live on capitol hill, danielle nottingham. now back to you. >> all right. thank you, danielle. our complete coverage continues with linh bui, who is on the scene in washington right now. she has been speaking with maryland congress men about the scare. linh. >> reporter: denise, nearly four hours after those shots were fired it's still a pretty active scene near capitol hill. now, we are about two blocks away near third and constitution. that's as close as we can get because the streets around the capitol are still closed. officers are here directing traffic around the capitol. many police officers we have seen have left the scene. we see about half a dozen remaining as they investigate. we did talk to some maryland
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representatives who were inside the capitol during that lockdown and they describe what it was like. >> i will tell you, you know, we feel very safe. the capitol police and sergeant of arms do a great job. we got on the floor giving them a standing ovation for the job they do. we knew we were safe. we were concerned it's not good for the country to have an event like this. for our own personal safety we felt pretty safe. >> coming out of the capitol and was leaving to go to my office. i did not hear shots. i was two minutes after i left the capitol parking lot is when the incident occurred. i came back to my office and people were saying it's a lockdown. get in your office. and the capitol police have trained our staff and let us all know when there are situations like this that occur you're supposed to lock your doors, turn your lights out, and then listen to communication. and that's exactly what occurred. >> reporter: police officers are still on scene investigating. as we said, it's a much quieter
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scene than it was earlier this afternoon. live on capitol hill, linh bui, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you very much. we are going now live to a news conference taking place. authorities who have been handling this investigation including the fbi, d.c. police and capitol police are talking to the media right now. let's listen in. >> the vehicle then fled and struck one of our officers at that initial scene. >> reporter: [inaudible question] >> i don't think that's being released at this point. >> that is also under investigation by the uniformed division officers and capitol police officers. >> reporter: where were the shots fired? were the shots fired at the white house? >> there were no shots fired at the white house. these other locations is where shots were fired. and again it's all under investigation. >> reporter: where were the shots fired? >> reporter: can you tell us about the officer who was struck? >> i will let the chief of capitol police talk about that.
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. >> regarding what happened at the white house, subsequent to that our officers attempted to make a stop in the circle. the vehicle eluded them and continued on. up behind us on constitution avenue, it appears our officer attempted to pursue the vehicle. it struck the barricade. ultimately, the vehicle stopped at second and maryland northeast where we were able to capture the suspect. >> reporter: [inaudible question]. >> i personally is spoke with the officer and he is doing well. he is a three-year veteran of the united states capitol police and he is doing very well.
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>> reporter: [inaudible question]. >> he was at the hospital when i spoke with him. but he is going to be fine. >> reporter: how was he injured? >> i don't have his specific injuries. >> reporter: how was he injured? >> his vehicle apparently struck the barricade behind us. it appears all around the capitol the security worked expectationly well. we had a very brief lockdown of the capitol and we were able to kind of locks things down and clear the event extremely quickly, keeping everybody safe, notifying everybody of what was going on and we actually cleared the scene rather quickly. as you know, we had a briefing probably within the hour of what was going on. we obviously are investigating the incident. local law enforcement agencies and this appears to be isolated, singular matter. at this point no nexus to terrorism. >> and you have been listening
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to the capitol police chief ken dime and ed donovan with the secret service updating reportsers. we will have more on that later. our complete coverage continues right now. mary is in the newsroom with a look at newly released video of the dramatic car chase and more reaction to today's shooting. >> reporter: we are going to look at this dramatic video of the scene unfolding. you can see police surround a woman in a black car after she tries to get through that security checkpoint at the white house. the driver then takes off-speeding down a d.c. street and the a chase follows. a witness nearby describes exactly what she saw. >> i heard between seven and ten shots fired. however, the car continued on. police chased it. a few seconds later there was what sounded like an explosion, but it may have been another accident. i couldn't tell. there were police running everywhere. it came out with assault rifles. we were actually in the middle of a government shutdown
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protest. and it was very scary. >> reporter: when the shots rang out authorities got over loud speakers telling everyone within earshot to shelter in place. this is a picture taken near capitol hill of what appears to be a group of young people taking cover behind some trees. again capitol police say this is an isolated incident with that one car and that woman involved. back to you. >> mary, thank you. wjz has the latest on the situation in washington, d.c. a woman led police on a chase starting at the white house. she was eventually shot and killed near the capitol. authorities say an officer was injured, but he is expected to recover. capitol complex was on lockdown for about an hour until it was determined to be safe. stay with wjz for complete coverage of this capitol hill shooting. we will continue to update you on the investigation. and for updates right away and more images from the scene go to our website at
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well, turning now to the weather. this beautiful, beautiful weather doesn't want to go away and we are happy about that. in annapolis a great day to take in the gorgeous sights and smells at a local flower mart. and in north baltimore today people are having their workout outdoors. no need to go inside in the gym when the weather is this beautiful and warm. let's take a live look outside right now. cloudy skies with warm temperatures. do the clouds mean we could see some rain tonight? wjz first weather coverage tim williams is in lake ash burton with the weather lab tracking a tropical storm that could impact maryland. but first bob is updating temperatures. >> a little cooler today than we saw yesterday by a couple of degrees. right now we're looking at 79 degrees here. 82 in d.c. with a little more sun down there. 72 ocean city and 76 up in oakland. and locally upper 70s to low 80s. we did cool down just a tad. tomorrow it will warm up again as the winds go back to the
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south-southwest. temperatures again around 83, 84 degrees. but with more humidity in the air we might just see a shower or a thundershower. kind of rare for october. today we did get up to 83. our normal is 71. the record a long way from that. 92 degrees way back in 1919. i think that's what it says. yes. now the mobile weather lab with a look at karen affecting eastern sections of the united states by next week. >> we definitely are watching karen. two things that we have not had with all these nice warm summer-like temperatures are the humidity and rain. that may change as we go into next week and karen starts to make her way into the region. karen is now about 400 miles south of the south portion of the mississippi river and moving in our general direction by about 12 miles per hour to the north and northwest. what that means for us is that this storm may get its act
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together and potentially go from a tropical storm to category 1 hurricane before making landfall somewhere around the gulf states down around louisiana and then starting to make its way into the mid-atlantic. all the models have it moving in our general direction. but what that also means for us is that it's going to lose its punch. it will not keep its tropical storm characteristics by the time it gets here, but it will have all the rain. we will get the benefit of the rain. it's much needed. we will not get the destruction that a tropical storm brings because it will have lost much of that. we expect a few inches. we will keep you posted as it gets closer. we are talking about a mid-week event. maybe monday, into tuesday before we see it getting close. by wednesday it should be moving across the mid-atlantic. for now we are here at the wjz mobile weather lab at han lin park here at lake ash burton. for now back to you. >> tim and bob, thank you. it is the third day of the partial government shutdown and there are no signs of an end to the stalemate between democrats and republicans. wjz has complete coverage of
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the government shutdown. jessica kartalija-explains how it is affecting medical patients who may not be able to participate in life-saving trials. first, danielle nottingham continues to following the negotiations on capitol hill. >> reporter: president obama says the partial government shutdown could be ended today with a vote on a short-term spending bill. but he says house republicans won't let that happen. >> speaker john boehner won't even let the bill get a yes or no vote because he doesn't want to anger the extremists in his party. >> reporter: president obama accuses republican leaders of giving in to tea party members who are obsessed with stopping his healthcare reforms. >> we should sit down and have a discussion. but because there is an insistence on no negotiations, no talking, my way or the highway, we are here. >> reporter: house republicans are taking a piecemeal approach to try to reopen parts of the government, passing bills to fund some agencies one at a time.
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today they are pushing to pay national guard troops. but senate democrats call that strategy an irrational ploy. a new cbs poll shows that more americans blame congressional republicans for the shutdown and that most americans want compromise. many republicans acknowledge a bill to fund the full government without any strings attached would pass the house easily if republican leaders allow the vote. the shutdown has put some 800,000 federal workers on unpaid leave. it has closed national parks, government websites and office buildings. in addition to the shutdown, there is another budget crisis looming. two weeks from now the u.s. government will run out of cash to pay its bills unless congress agrees to raise the debt ceiling. on capitol hill danielle nottingham. >> the navy football game against the air force academy is on this weekend and that is because it is not funded by the government but all other
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service academy sports remain on hold. our complete coverage continues now. every week hundreds of patients, including children, are admitted to new clinical trials at the national institutes of health. now many are losing hope as the government shutdown continues. eyewitness news' jessica kartalija has more on that. >> reporter: denise, we are talking about some 200 new patients admitted each week. of those 30 are children. of those, about 10 of them on average have cancer. 8-year-old mattie doesn't look sick at all, but this week her leukemia came back for the fourth time. >> i hate it. >> reporter: but her mother, robin major, has reason to. the clinical trial she needs could not be approved by the fda because the fda has been shut down with the rest of the federal government. >> i am completely blown away by how callous and how carelessly they have just kind of used us as their pawns to push their
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own agenda. >> reporter: she says mattie's cancer is curable in 90% of the cases. her daughter is in that 10% category. six months ago she went through a clinical trial that worked because of her relapse she is scheduled to have it again. now it's in the air. >> formatty this is truly life or death. this isn't a game. this isn't pushing one ideology over another. this is my baby's life. >> reporter: sick people hoping to join clinical trials at nih are now being turned away because three-quarters of all nih employees are being furloughed. those already enrolled in clinical trials will still receive care. >> the lab animals at nih are being taken care of. but if you have pediatric cancer, you aren't. i would hope we would agree that they should be. >> while they act like children, they should take a cue from my child and act like her because she is 8, but she is showing
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maturity way beyond any of them. >> love. i only answer to love. >> reporter: now, ironically mattie and her family were on capitol hill just two weeks ago urging lawmakers to provide more funding for pediatric cancer research. jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news. denise. >> thank you, jessica. and we invite you to stay with wjz for complete coverage of the government shutdown. we will bring you the latest on the negotiations and the impact here in maryland. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. >> i'm mary bubala. a look back at tom clancy's life, including when he met former president ronald reagan at the white house. >> and in arundul county police arrest a career criminal. coming up the surveillance video that helped nab him.
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motorcycle attack. the latest on the investigation and the service held for one of the people injured in the road rage incident. a warm fall evening in our area, but a tropical storm is brewing to our south. will it affect the weather sheer in our complete first weather warning forecast is coming up. ,,,,,,,,
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surveillance video helped arundul police arrest a suspect linked to numerous smash-and-grab robberies at local businesses. wjz's monique griego with more. >> reporter: police say the suspect wore a mask or disguise in all of these robberies, but this time surveillance video captured something else. a calculated and extremely quick robbery caught on tape. surveillance video from parks liquors in maryland shows the suspect break the store's window, climb inside, and then ten seconds later he is back out and takes off with stolen cash in hand. arundul county police arrested and identified the man as 54-year-old david holland. >> he has been terrorizing our local business community back to december of 2012. >> reporter: police say holland is suspected in numerous robberies in maryland. they caught up with him last week after this surveillance video captured the car he was driving. since july 28th detectives say he has hit at least nine small businesses in arundul county.
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>> you name the type of business and he targeted it. it's the same exact m-o each time. >> reporter: he uses a tire iron to smash out the window and heads to the register. lindsey is a stylist at floyd's 99 barbershop. she saw the surveillance video from when police say he smashed their shop. >> break the window. took the register out. got $4.25 in quarters and was gone. >> reporter: they are glad police tracked them down because besides the shattered window their sense of security was also damaged. >> i feel like we fear our safety a little bit because it's after closing. >> reporter: and holland is facing nine counts of commercial robbery. denise, back to you. >> thank you, monique. in total he got away with thousands of dollars but caused more than that amount in damage. a blimp floating over baltimore is staying put despite the government shutdown. the big white blimp used for mapping has been hovering over
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the city since last week. they say the flight was funded through a contract made with the u.s. army earlier in the year, which has already been paid. the blimp will stay aloft until saturday. >> i have been wondering what it's doing. now i mow. mapping. >> how high up is it? >> 15, 2,000 feet. >> that's great. let's look at temps. warm day again. 79 south-southeast winds at three. come back and take a look at friday and another warm weekend friday and another warm weekend right ,,,,and when you get up -- can i play?
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we have unseasonly warm october day but more comfortable thanked yesterday. 79 degrees right now. yesterday we were back in the mid 80s and we got up to 83 this afternoon. 71. keep that in mind. 72 ocean city. 82 in d.c. and 73 at norfolk. 81 in cumberland. the dewpoint has come back up in the mid 60s. you might feel it a little more humid this evening, and tomorrow maybe enough humidity for a shower to break out across the region. this is certainly a possibility. right now southeast winds keeping that warm air all weekend long as an area of low pressure across the northern plains is winding up. snow in the northern rockies. shower activity ahead of it.
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violent, strong thunderstorms. minnesota into portions of northeastern section of nebraska. that is going to spread not too far from chicago. we will have to watch what is left of karen, a tropical storm now in the gulf of mexico. winds around 63 miles per hour. it may briefly become a hurricane before it weakens as it approaches the gulf coast saturday night. for us a lot of clouds around the area and even a chance tomorrow afternoon of a scattered showers or thundershower. meantime, warm air continues to flow around east coast. showers to the north of us and to the west of us that front approaches the area here on sunday. maybe some showers. karen, what's left of it will be a remnant low. by late in the weekend, early monday afternoon somewhere in southern virginia it will probably bring rain with a front coming in with the west helping to push it out to sea before too much of that moisture can move this far north. south winds 5-10 knots. bay temp 70 degrees.
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tonight 59 degrees with a partly cloudy sky. tomorrow back up around 84. 1 degree warmer than today but with more humidity. maybe a scattered showers or thunderstorm in the afternoon and a few isolated spots tomorrow afternoon. >> thank you, sir. >> thank you, bob. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. looking at cyber bullies. a social media approach to some antisocial behavior. tragedy in tennessee. a church bus collides with two other vehicle killing more than half a dozen people. what police say caused the fatal wreck. migrant boat shipwreck. the death toll continues to rise. the latest on ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it's now 6:30. 79 degrees. mostly cloudy in central maryland right now. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. we stay on the breaking news we have been telling you all about all afternoon. a woman is shot dead by police steps from the u.s. capitol. wjz has live coverage from linh bui there on capitol hill. but we begin with mary, who has more on a news conference that brand up moments ago. >> reporter: vic, police officials emphasized today's chase and shooting appears to
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be an isolated event and has no connection to terrorism. the chase started at the white house when the suspect tried to ram a white house gate and ended several blocks later. police confirmed the female suspect was killed by gunfire and there was a 1-year-old child in the car with her. authorities stress that no one in the white house for the capitol was ever in any danger. >> i will say that both at the white house and at the capitol the security perimeters worked. they did exactly what they were supposed to do and they stopped a suspect from breaching the security perimeters in a vehicle at both locations. >> reporter: the suspect who was killed has been identified as a 34-year-old woman from stanford, connecticut. denise, back to you. >> thank you, mary. and we continue with linh bui
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on capitol hill. >> reporter: den piece, police officers are style here on the scene of capitol hill investigating this accident scene and we're being kept about two and a half blocks away from the scene. those streets around the capitol still closed to traffic. we did talk to wants though. he lives about a block away from the capitol building. he says he was inside his basement when he heard gunshots. he says at least seven of them. and he rushed outside to see what had happened. listen to how he describes what he was seeing outside his house. >> i did see a black car that looked like it maybe had run up the side of the curb or it crashed. it was off the road. and then i got a few seconds later i saw a police officer kind of was hugging a small child, taking that child away from the scene. >> reporter: and it is still an active scene out here right now, but significantly quieter compared to what we saw. that high police presence earlier this afternoon. reporting live in d.c., linh
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bui, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you very much, linh. and wjz now has the latest on the situation in d.c. it started when a woman tried to ram a security gate at the white house with her car. she was chased to capitol hill. shots were fired. cbs news is reporting that she has died. the capitol was locked down for a half hour. a police officer was injured in a traffic accident during the chase but his injuries are said to be non-life-threatening. we invite tough to stay with wjz for complete coverage. weapon jut date you. for more instant images and updates go to more than 100 people are dead tonight following a shipwreck off the coast of sicily. >> reporter: dozens of body bags lined the shore in lampadusa italy. united states of migrants were trying to reach the island when their ship caught fire and capsized. a pregnant woman would and her 3-year-old child are among the dead.
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the island's mayor called it horrific. helicopters flew overhead as crews pulled bodies from the sea. the italian coast guard saved more than 150 people. the u.n. refugee agency says about 500 africans boarded the ship in libya. >> you have to think of the tragedy that lies behind this, which is that these people, many of them are likely to be in persecution in their own countries. >> reporter: pope francis called the accident a decision grace and said the -- a disgrace and said the world must stop tragedies from things like this happening again. he said the world has lost its sympathy for illegal migrants who die at sea trying to reach europe. tina crouse, wjz eyewitness news. today's accident is the second deadly sinking involving migrants this week. 13 men drowned on monday just a few feet from the shore of southern sicily. several new developments
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today in the motorcycle mayhem in new york city that left a biker critically injured. friends of the rider show support as word that the motorcyclist hit during the incident may be paralyzed. hundreds turned up for a vigil outside saint lukes roosevelt hospital for edwin mesis. he is the biker who was struck by the suv. the incident that sparked a chase and beating of the suv driver. one motorcyclist is facing charges in that beating. the second biker who surrendered to police was released by police today without being charged. maryland is the first state in the country to team up with facebook in the fight against cyber bullying. pat warren reports the pilot project allows schools to intervene on students' facebook pages. >> reporter: antisocial behavior. >> this kid is on facebook, on twitter, too. >> reporter: the social media upgrade of sticks and stones is that words can definitely hurt you. >> it's not okay. like it can really hurt
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someone. like you don't know what they're going through. it can destroy their world. >> reporter: these students speak on behalf of their friend grace mccomas who committed suicide after being bullied on social media. now schools have entered a pilot program issued by the attorney general to stop cyber bullying. >> the child and the teacher feels if there is cyber bullying going on, they report it to facebook and then facebook makes the ultimate decision. and that language will be taken off. >> reporter: arundul county schools is among the participants in this social media project. >> what you want to do is make sure that parties feel safe and secure in that environment. >> reporter: she says it's not always easy to determine what constitutes bullying. >> you can imagine, jane, i saw that you took that cupcake today. now, that might offend jane but it may not constitute cyber bullying from other people. jane, you ate that cupcake today and that's why you're so fat and disgusting and nobody ever talks to you. she then talks to the school. they would agree and then facebook would agree and that language would be taken off.
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>> reporter: the new channel went online this morning. the agreement with facebook covers all maryland public schools. auto ima he pat warren reporting. back to you. >> now, grace's law which makes cyber bullying of a minor a misdemeanor took effect october 1st. playing a college football team for maryland at your own risk. a rundown of free concerts, plays and tours happening in baltimore in october. and all of the essential information you need leading up to sunday's ravens games against the miami dolphins. these stories and much more in tomorrow's "baltimore sun" and look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. still no word yet on funeral arrangements for tom clancy. the celebrated author died this week after a short illness. marry bubala has more on thinks strong ties to baltimore. >> reporter: tom clancy sold his first book, the hunt for red october, for just $5,000.
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a raven review by president reagan propelled the book up the best-seller list. clancy was invited to the white house to meet the president later telling our own denise koch that connection changed his life. >> president is a guy that made me rich. he got red october for christmas in 1984 and read it in two or three days and really liked it. >> reporter: clancy was born and raised in baltimore and even after he rose to fame from his writing, those who knew him said he represent kept a low profile, including the owner of ald o's in little italy who hosted the author on a weekly basis for many years. >> he was a guest and a friend. we had gone to the same high school in college. in baltimore going to the same high school counts for something. he was an utter, you know, true baltimorean. he was a true marylander. he loved the city and the state. >> reporter: and clancy loved ald o's. so much he wrote it into one of his novels. in 2010's dead or alive clancy lets a character eat his favorite male. >> he said i am going to put
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you in my next book. not by name, but he has his character come down high street and eat the veal that he always ate. >> reporter: he says that cans clancy had not come in for a while. instead, had his driver come by and pick up takeout almost every week. mary bubala. back to you. >> thank you, mary. and clancy is survived by his wife of 14 years, five children and four grandchildren. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news electric car inferno in tesla catches fire. what sparked it? and a massive fossil unearthed in canada. we will tell you what it is when we come back. warm temperatures on the weekend and rain next week. your complete first five day warning forecast is coming up. wjz-13 is always on. we have the top stories on at this hour. log on to cbsbalti,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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new safety concerns for electric cars. the first fire in one of the vehicles. the company says this incident near seattle was caused when a large metallic on hit one of
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the car's battery packs. the company's stock fell another 5% in trading. electric cars are still rare and consumers should still consider buying them, they say. eight people are dead and dozens injured after a horrible charter bus crash in tennessee. all were church members from north carolina. the highway patrol says the bus veered across the median in jefferson county and into oncoming traffic. one person in the sport utility vehicle was killed. the driver of the tractor-trailer also was killed. a prehistoric discovery is made in canada. check it out. workers found a massive dinosaur tail. paleontologists say finding a fossil this well preservend and complete is incredibly rare. they are investigating what species the dinosaur was. >> big species. really, really big.
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norah o'donnell has a preview of what is coming up tonight on the "cbs evening news." >> africans are killed when a fishing boat sinks off italy. more on the disaster at sea tonight on the "cbs evening news." here is a look at tonight's closing numbers from wall street. we'll ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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meteorologist tim williams is with the wjz mobile lab. bob turk is updating the 5-day forecast. first let's check in with tim who is out there enjoying the evening. >> it is definitely a great night to be outside. temperatures are going down much like they have over the last few nights, down to about 60 degrees. we will see the clouds increase and showers in the afternoon. daytime highs back up to 84 degrees. keep in mind the normal high is 71. overnight lows to 60 before the rain starts to head our way by the end of the weekend. are to the next five days we send it to bob. >> it looks like a warm weekend, yes. maybe a shower tomorrow. don't let that scare you. it will be isolated. 86 a hot and humid saturday in the area. 85 sunday. the showers monday, early tuesday. could see some moderate rain.
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76 and 76. 55 as it slowly clears tuesday afternoon. >> thank you, bob. still to come on eyewitness news tonight, the newest raven arrived and participates in his first practice. >> more on eugene moore in sports coming up. ,,,,
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all right. two days it will play time. mark is here with the wjz the fan sports report. >> what is fascinating is ozzie you newsom does this all the time. he got the other team to pay a salary. eugene monroe leaves the worst team in the nfl, the jacksonville jaguars, and he joins the reigning ravens after a trade that cost some late round draft picks for next year. he passed his physical exam this morning to finalize the deal. he is a five-year veteran. played at the university of virginia. monroe's wife is from columbia, maryland. wearing his purplele now, ravens jersey number 60, eugene monroe practicing for the first time today. he says he is in great health but not sure if he will play this sunday when the ravens travel to miami. it depend on if he is up to speed with the offense. his trade happened quickly and
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he says he is happy to be a raven. >> it's an exciting change for me. i am definitely glad to be here. you know, glad that i was sought out. definitely appreciative of that. you know, my wife, you know, she is from here. lives right outside of here. for her to transition, you know, will be nice. so for me it's just an awesome opportunity. >> monroe is in the last year of his contract. says he is open to stay with the ravens long term. he lined up with a guy today he is likely to replace, bryant mckinnie, who has been the starting left tackle. mckinney saying today that the acquisition of monroe surprised him, admitting he may have to go to another team. the ravens and dolphins play in miami on sunday and that's a game you can see right here on wjz. coverage kicks off at one. ravens quarterback and receiver both missed practice today because of injuries. well, it has been a good season so far for some of our local
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college football programs. towson university, winners of the first five games the tigers ranked third nationally in their class, towson plays host to new hampshire on saturday. and among the bigger schools the university of maryland terrapins put their record on the line with a tough trip coming up to florida state saturday. they struggled the first two years under coach edsall, but so far they are 4-0 lighting up the scoreboard with an electrifying offense and it's earned them some recognition. thisser now ranked in the top 25. >> people see that what we've done so far this year and now what we've got to do is we just got to continue to play well and continue to get better each and every day. if we to that then, you know, more people will take notice. >> and while the terps play in tallahassee, navy is at home. their annual clash with air force. you can see that game right here on wjz saturday. kickoff comes your way 11:30 in the morning. no playoffs for the orioles
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this season, but one of their familiar foes is moving forward in the post-season. the tampa bay rays continue to show that low-budget baseball can still be successful when you have good young pitching. alex kolb started and here fernando rodney finishes. they won the american league wildcard game with a 4-0 shutout of the indians in cleveland last night. tampa bay now advance toss a divisional series match-up with the red sox that starts in boston tomorrow. so when the owe's see those celebrations they can be motivated to get back out there next year. >> celebrating themselves, most definitely. >> thank ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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don't miss tonight's cbs prime time lineup. it's a new show. elementary school. that's at 10 right here on wjz followed of course by eyewitness news at 11. a lot of ups and downs for your day, check out this guy. daredevil greg phoenix broke the world record for most bungee jumps in a 24-hour period. he completed it by completing 150 jumps in 21 hours. he says he has a sore neck and sore ankles, but is otherwise
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elated to break the record. you always got to wonder who was the first person to try that out, make sure it was long enough or short enough. the london zoo has welcomed it's first tiger cub in 17 years. the birth of the sumatran tiger was caught on hidden camera. they are a critically endangered species. zookeepers weren't sure how the first-time mother would react but they say she is doing just great. the cub's name and sex are not being revealed quite yet. the zoo says she won't be introduced to the public for a few weeks. you see their cameras up and running. >> that's right. that baby can flip. takes a human baby a little longer than that. by the way, it's five bungee jumps an hour. that's it for us. back at 11. thanks for watching wjz. here now is the "cbs evening news" wi >> tonight, chaos in washington.
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police chase a suspect from the white house to the u.s. capitol. shots ring out, both buildings go into lockdown. reports from bob orr and john miller. it was 20 years ago today. today. for the first time you will see one of the most famous battles in u.s. history unfold as lara logan reports from somalia. dozens of africans seek a better life are killed when a fishing boat sinks off italy. mark phillips on the disaster at sea. and jeff glor in a town built on coal going from boom to bust. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> good evening. scott is on assignment. i'm norah o'donnell. with much of


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