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it is a purple friday since the ravens play in miami this coming sunday. it is also 6:00 and foggy on the shore. some school systems are effected by that. sharon has your traffic right after meteorologist tim williams this for marty bass over at first warning weather. good morning. temperatures in the 60s already this morning. 58 in oakland is the cool spot. everyone else about 62 as you
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see at bwi marshall, 62 elkton, 60 on the shore, 64 in hagerstown. our daytime high 84 degrees, some sun with a thunderstorm in spots in the afternoon with lows back down in the 60s. your complete five day forecast, we'll talk about tropical storm karen and this warm weekend we're in for coming up in just few moments. here is your rush from sharon gibala at wjz traffic control. >> not seeing any fog on the western shore. we are seeing an accident. that one is going to be at 702 at hyde park road. this one a vehicle into a building on taylor avenue at lock raven boulevard. speeds still great out there on all the main roads, including the beltway and 95. that's a live look outside at the west side of the beltway at 70. a look at the topside still a lot of space in between the cars out there. now wjz has the stories people are talking about this morning. here's don. >> thank you. we also have two eastern shore school advisories. kent
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county schools are operating oh one hour day, queen anne's county operating on a 90 minute delay with no morning pre-k. a high speed chase bringing our nation's capitol to a standstill. now police are trying to figure out what motivated a dental hygienist from connecticut. derek valcourt caught up with people caught up in the chaos. first here is susan mcginnis. >> investigators wearing hazmat suits searched the stamford, connecticut home of the woman police say triggered a democrat make car chase. >> police were there to go through that and try to find out what would they learn from her computer, notes or anything else. something that could give them a window as to a motive. >> cbs news has learned the driver was 34-year-old miriam
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kerry. police shot and killed her outside the u.s. capitol thursday afternoon. the incident started at the white house where officials say kerry struck a barricade with her black inifiniti sedan. she then sped down pennsylvania avenue towards the capitol. that's where police officers thought they had her boxed in but kerry backed up and tried to speed off again. police opened fire, killing the woman. officers found a young girl inside the car. >> the child is approximately a year old and is in good condition and in protective custody. >> police are still here on capitol hill collecting evidence and investigating what happened. part of that is determining why police choose to use deadly force to stop the suspect. >> the united states secret service and capitol police officers acted heroically in trying to stop in this suspect from entering security perimeters. >> both the white house and u.s. capitol were put on lock down during the incident. >> in washington, susan
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mcginnis, wjz eyewitness news. >> one secret service officer and a capitol police officer are injured because of the incident. both are said to be in good condition and are expected to fully recover. here is derek valcourt who talked with witnesses caught up in the panic yesterday, including so maryland lawmakers. >> certainly some tense and scary moments not just for folks inside the capitol but also for the tourist, visitors and people who live near by. >> the altercation may have been caught on camera. many in capitol hill couldn't see it, they could only hear it. >> a large bang. >> i said was that a car? it was like six shots, pop, pop, pop. >> some raced out of their homes after hearing the shots to see what was going on. >> we were surprised it was so close. >> david was a block away from where the incident ended. police ordered him and others back into their homes. >> a few seconds later i saw a
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police officer kind of hugging a small child taking that child away from the scene. >> the incident put the entire capitol complex into lock down mode effecting everyone inside, including members of maryland's congressional delegation. >> you lock the doors, turn the lights off. >> dutch ruppersberger heard the warning >> i join the majority leader in expressing our gratitude to the capitol police. >> [applause] >> maryland congressman danny hoyer led a standing ovation, crediting capitol police. >> we knew we were safe. it's not good for the country to have an event like this. we felt safe. >> that lock down at the capitol complex lasted about an hour. then many in congress got back to work arguing about the government shut down. >> stay with wjz for complete coverage of the capitol hill
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shooting. for updates on the investigation and more images from the scene go to cbsbaltimore.com. the man who accidentally ran over his grandson at the 4th of july parade in annapolis will not face charges in the incident. 7-year-old kyle aldridge died after being ran off. he fell off the trailer and fell underneath it. police say there's no way he could have known what was happening behind him. this morning the cause of a three alarm fire at a shopping center in cecil county is still under investigation. two firefighters are hurt after battling blames at the northeast plaza shopping center in the town of northeast. it took two and a half hours to get the fire under control. it caused $10 million in damage. an accused multimillionaire drug lord is now behind bars and a black market drug ring is said to be shut down. illegal drugs, including heroin and cocaine and guns were all available on the online marketplace known as the silk road. the fbi said it shut
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down the website on wednesday and that 29-year-old ross ulbricht is the man behind the marketplace. >> silk road was set up to be completely anonymous. >> ulbricht is also charged here in maryland with ordering the torture and murder of a witness. he faces life in prison. with the end of the summer comes flu season. the first case has now been reported here in maryland. wjz and mike schuh are live outside the state office building complex. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. last year the flu reach ed ed epidemic proportions here in maryland. this year it's starting two weeks earlier. >> the first case of the year is now reported in maryland, a child living in the suburbs who was briefly hospitalized. it's the same strain of flu that killed jalen in 2009. >> i would never have imaged
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that something as simple as the flu would have taken my son away from me. >> the flu reaches epidemic levels here in maryland with 5,600 confirmed cases and more than 3,000 patients hospitalized. >> last year was just out of control, the amounts of people we saw with the flu. we weren't even screening for the flu, we just knew they had it and treated them. >> dr. franco said he opens it keeps people out of the er this year with the warm weather. >> with the weather change and hopefully getting the vaccine right this year hopefully we'll be able to by pass that. >> by local counties are offering free flu shot clinics. people are taking advantage. >> people are getting sick and actually dying from it. it's very important that you take care of yourself so that you don't spread it to others too. >> a vaccine that could prevent tragedy. >> reporter: the flu is expected to peak in january and february. i'm mike schuh reporting live from the state health head quarters.
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back to you. >> thank you. baltimore county will offer freu shots tomorrow at seven clinics. it will be available on a first-come first-serve basis. to find out where those clinics are going to cbsbaltimore.com and click on this story. in tennessee seven of the eight people killed in a fiery bus crash have been identified. their families notified. six of those come from the same baptist church in north carolina. they were returning from a festival when their bus blew a tire. two people remain in critical condition. the ntsb is not sending investigating to this crash site because most of them have been furloughed due to the government shut down we're told. a hurricane watch extends from louisiana to the florida panhandle. tropical storm karen is still more than 40 miles south of the mississippi river with sustained winds of 65 miles per hour. waves are picking up
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on the alabama coastline. turning to sports, the ravens make changes to their offensive line. they're still trying to figure out what works best for their passing and running attacks. a positive for the passing game could be the return of jacoby jones. he's practicing this week for the first time since the opening game where he suffered a knee injury. joe flacco is working with a number of new receivers like rookie marlon brown. they'll be finding out what they have in new offensive tackle eugene monroe practicing for the first time as a raven just yet. so the ravens will be looking for their first road win of the season this sunday in miami. you can see that game right here on wjz 13. our live coverage begins sunday afternoon at 1:00. of course, florida is kind of in the news today because of the weather they're having right now. >> and karen is kind of moving far left of florida. so by the time the ravens get there they may have a chance of some
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showers on sunday, 88 degrees. karen will have left the building and actually the remanence will be heading our way by then. it will be kind of in between. around the carolinas by then. >> and not coming here in a big way. >> not in a big way. much needed rain without all the problems. >> cool. today 84 degrees, sunshine with some showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon possibly. widely scattered. a pretty nice warn at the christopher columbus statute. hi, ron. >> reporter: good morning, guys. how are you? >> doing fine. >> okay vm >> reporter: . >> -- >> okay. >> reporter: i was just thinking, do you know who is in first place in the af north? >> cleveland. >> reporter: someone tweet ed ed last night the mayans were a year off. congratulations to the browns.
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>> football music. >> reporter: all right. we're live at the christopher columbus statute. by the way, great history about this statute. it was dedicated in 1984. do you remember who was here? former mayor schafer and president reagan. columbus day parade is sunday. we have the details. ma shoes pi savr is here matthews pizza is here. that's all when the eyewitness news morning edition rolls on. ,,,,,,,
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good morning. tony had the cube. remember that cube? we have to do some small ones and make them like tree hanging or something. we're looking at 10 or so degrees above or normal high today. our normal high is 71. we've been at about 84, 85.
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we're at 57 now in far western maryland. temperatures in the 60 degree range already. we are within 10 degrees of our normal high. calm winds around most of the area. drier conditions in place until now. the humidity levels are going up. a warm front is lifting into the region. that's keeping the warm air over the mid atlantic. cold front moving in our general direction. this warm front is the reason we have so much instability around, we have a chance for a shower in the afternoon. this front is going to interact with what will be the remanence of karen. this is going to pick it up, bring it in and out quickly monday into tuesday. we will get the rain from tropical storm karen, not the destructive problems. this is what is moving into the region. the warm front is responsible for the shower potential today. it will be more humid today. the front
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comes through though on the weekend. this will start to drop our temperatures. so by the time we head into next week and the showers start to move in because of karen we will also start to see a drop in the temperatures. the mid 80s today, tomorrow and sunday. the front comes through, the rain and the cooler temperatures take us down into the 70s through the week. karen currently 60 miles per hour winds, moving northwest at 10 miles per hour. all the models had it moving in this general direction. we will definitely be getting the rain. we will keep an eye on it over the weekend. 6:29 your next high tide. today 84 degrees, some sun in spots. we'll have a shower or thunderstorm. tomorrow 86 degrees. 85 on sunday. temperatures will drop and the rain will move in monday, tuesday and wednesday, 76, 73 and 72. keeping an eye on your morning commute, sharon gibala at wjz traffic control. >> good morning. a new accident on 95.
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this one will effect you in the northbound direction on the ramp to white marsh boulevard. still in the clear as far as speeds go on the beltway and 95. that's a look at the topside still looking great at harford road. there's a look at that accident at 95 at white marsh. it is on the ramp there. it looks like we have several emergency vehicles on the ramp there as well. we'll let you know about closures coming up. meantime, this traffic report is brought to you by your maryland toyota dealer. do you ever dream of all the places you'd like to go, places that bring you happiness? toyota is ready to take you there. now is a great time to find a great deal on a at buyatoyota.com. let's go places. it may be the 4th of october but we're thinking ahead to columbus day and the early parade this year. hi, ron. >> good morning. >> reporter: don, tim, great to see you, happy purple friday. we are live right here. good morning, everybody. thank you for all coming down. christopher columbus statute, columbus day parade is sunday. this is the 123rd in baltimore,
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the longest continuous columbus day parade in all of the country. al is the parade chairman. >> thank you for having us. >> reporter: it's great to be here. it starts early. >> it starts at 9 :30, saint leo's mass and then at 10:30 we will gather at the statute, there will be a replaying ceremony followed by a brunch at 11:30. the parade is set to kick off at 2:00 p.m. at key highway and light street. >> reporter: more units than ever. you got city is fire trucks, douglas high band, polly western, nights of columbus. santa clause is going to be here. >> that was our surprise. >> reporter: well, he'll be here with surprises. >> we have a lot of high school bands. the blue shrine also participating. it's going to be a great show. we'd love to have everybody come down and bring
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their family and friends. >> you got it. >> reporter: let me talk to chris, the guys from matthews pizza. it was the best. i was there just about month ago. how are you doing? >> yea -- >> great. >> reporter: what do we have here? >> cold cuts, homemade subs, a lad, crab pie only in baltimore. >> reporter: awesome. you guys do such a great job. >> thank you. >> reporter: matthews pizza. we've got dominique here, our friend. how you do doing? >> good morning. it's a beautiful day. just to be on channel 13 is great, come down to little italy and it's going to be beautiful. we're going to start with a tournament and then the parade. if you like to have a good time and for free come down and enjoy the parade. we put up a lot of work and now we need
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spectators to come down and enjoy the parade. >> reporter: always great to see you. >> hopefully the weather will be good. >> reporter: it will be good. you're with? >> the son s of italy. >> reporter: you won last year for the float? >> yes did. >> reporter: congratulations. could fridays get any better? pizza and red wine. see you later. >> see you. >> chow down. >> i know people my age whose grandparents had their first date at matthews pizza. it's been around a long time. >> yeah. still to come on wjz eyewitness news this morning. >> i'm mary bubala. a look back at tom clan cy's life, including when he met forme,,,,,
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24 and half past 6:00. still no word on funeral arrangements for tom clancy. he died this week after a short illness. here is mary bubala with more on his strong ties to this city. >> tom clancy sold his first book for just $5,000. a review by president reagan propelled the book up the best seller list. he was invited to the
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white house to meet the president telling denise koch that changed his life. >> president reagan made my rich. he got red october and read it in two or three days and liked it. >> clancy was born and raised in baltimore and even after he rose to fame from his writing those who knew him said he kept a low profile, including sergio valtale 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 and college and in baltimore going to the same high school counts for something. he was an utter true baltimore man, a true marylander. >> he loved aldos so much he wrote it in one of his novels. in 2010s dead or alive he let a character eat his favorite meal. >> he said i'm going to put you in my next book. he did. not by name but has seen has his character come in here and eat it. >> he said clancy did not come
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into the restaurant for a while and had his driver come by and pick uptake out almost every week. mary bubala, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you. clancy is survived by a wife of 14 years, five children and four grandchildren. next up this morning right here on wjz. >> a high speed chase that ends here at the capitol locks down the white house and congress. i'm danielle nottingham in washington. the latest coming up. >> i'm jessica kartalija at the national institute of health here in bethesda, maryland. three-quarters of alls furloughed. what that means for sick children next. >> reporter: i'm mike schuh live at state health head quarter where where -- where the flu season has arrived two weeks early. in for marty bass in the first warning weather center.
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we have warm weather straight ahead and then rain by next week. your complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. she's a well known mouth artist. she joins us on today's coffee with. stay tuned, the eyewitness news morning edition will continue in a moment.
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it's a purple friday since the ravens play in miami on sunday. it's also 6:30. this live look at the harbaugh or giving you a look at what's happening on the eastern shore. foggy enough some school systems are effected. sharon will have your rush after tim over at first warning weather. we definitely have that patchy fog. more humidity over the last day or so than we've had up until this point with this nice stretch of weather. 62 degrees right now. the mornings are still starting off on the mild side. still a high in the mid 80s, much like we have. tomorrow will be warm as well. today for the first time we'll have a chance of showers,
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maybe a scatter thunderstorm in the afternoon. a look at your first warning weather forecast coming up. what awaits you on the way to work or school, here is sharon at wjz traffic control. >> we can show you a live look at our one and only problem area. that is 95 in the northbound direction at the exit ramp from white marsh boulevard to 95 northbound. we have an accident. you can see plenty of flashing lights. at this point we're told that only the right shoulder is blocked. it doesn't seem to be causing any major delays at this point. if you're headed out on the beltway no major delays there either. 55 and 54 are your averages on the top and west sides. no problems on 95 either as far as speeds go in the southbound direction between white marsh and the tunnel. there's a look at the topside of the beltway. now wjz has the stories people are talking about this morning. here's don. >> thank you. we have two eastern shore school delays to pass along. kent county schools are
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operating one hour late today and queen anne's county schools are operating 90 minutes late with no morning pre-k. it's due to fog east of the bay bridge. things have calmed down in washington dc after a connecticut woman leads police and secret service officers on a chase down pennsylvania avenue. here is danielle nottingham. >> right now it seems like a puzzle. a woman with a young child taking police on a high speed chase bringing capitol hill to a standstill. officials are trying to piece together what happened. >> gunshots echoed across capitol hill as police tried to stop the driver of a car that struck a barricade outside the white house. furloughed government employee mark craddick watched it all. >> i heard the national string of what sounded like fire crackers going on. >> the chase started more than a mile away. a black inifiniti
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coupe hit a barricade near the white house. the car was driven by miriam kerry of stamford, kt connecticut. the car pedestrian off towards the capitol, weaving in and out of traffic accident. >> police almost had kerry cornered across sidewalk barricades near the capitol building but she backed up into a squad car and sped away. that's when the shots rang out. >> the entire capital complex was shut down. the chase ended when the car ran a curve. kerry who was shot multiple times later died. a young child was also found in the car. >> the child is approximately a year old and is in good condition and in protective custody. >> police are now searching through kerry's connecticut home. investigators don't know why she ran into the barricades.
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>> a 23-year veteran of capitol police and a secret service officers were hurt in this incident. they are both doing well. danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you. stay with wjz for complete covee of the capitol hill shooting. for updates on the investigation and more images from the scene go to cbsbaltimore.com. with all the excitement on capitol hill over it's back to work for lawmakers looking to put an end to the government shutdown. hundreds of thousands of workers are spending a fourth day home without pay. >> president obama canceled plans to visit asia for an economic summit next week because of the government shutdown. white house officials say instead he will remain in washington to deal with the financial challenges facing this country. during a stop in maryland thursday president obama told congress to do its job. >> congress has to pass a budget that funds our government
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with no partisan strings attached. >> republicans want a budget bill that delays or defunds the affordable care act. >> we should sit down and have a discussion. because there is an insistence on no negotiations, no talking, my way or the highway we are here. >> but today we could see both parties agree on something. the house is expected to vote on a proposal that would give back pay to furloughed federal workers when the shut down ends. the u.s. treasury department is calling on congress to strike a deal on raising the debt ceiling. we could plunge down worst than the great depressionif not. >> for some it's a matter of life and death that are struggling. the national institutes of health in bethesda cannot begin new clinical trials because of it. jessica kartalija is here to talk to a little girl who is counting on
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one of those to survive. >> 8-year-old mattie major doesn't look sick at all. this week her leukemia came back. her mother, robin major, has reason to. the clinical trial mattie needs cannot be approved by the fda because they have been shut down with the rest of the federal government. >> i'm completely blown away of how callus and carelessly they've used us to push their own agenda. >> robin said her 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's scheduled to have it again. now it's in the air. >> for mat it shalls ttie this is truly life or death. this isn't a game. this isn't pushing one ideal over another. this is my
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baby's life. >> the people hoping to join clinical trials here at nih are now being turned away because three-quarters of all employees are being furloughed. those already enrolled in clinical trials will get care. >> they should take a cue from my child and act like her. she's eight but showing maturity way beyonld any yond any of them. >> love. >> about 200 new patient s are admitted for these trials every week. of 200, 30 are children and often 10 of them have cancer. jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news. >> three-quarters of employees, nearly 15,000 people are currently on furlough. in baltimore county police are trying to piece together what happened to a man found dead at robert e. lee park. the
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body of 49-year-old reed haney was found on the western edge of falls road. there's no word on foul play. an autopsy will determine how he died and whether a crime has been committed. it is official, flu season is here. maryland has its first case now. that has health officials urging everyone to get a flu slot. mike schuh is live downtown. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the flu has arrived here in maryland. it's two weeks earlier than last year which was an em democratic year. >> it's a child living in the dc suburbs who was briefly hospital ietzed with the virus. it's the same train of flu that killed tamara jones son jalen in 2009. >> i never would have imagined something as simple as the flu would have taken my son away from me. >> the flu reaches epidemic
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levels with 5,600 confirmed cases. >> last year was out of control, the amounts people we saw that had the flu. we treated them. >> dr. fran koe said he opens the warm weather keeps people out of the er this year. >> with the weather change and hopefully getting the vaccine right this year then hopefully we'll be able to by pass that. >> many local counties are now offering free flu shot clinics. people are taking advantage. >> people getting sick and actually dying from it. it's very important to take care of yourself so that you don't spread it to others too. >> a vaccine that could prevent tragedy. >> reporter: the flu is expected to peak here in maryland in january and february. reporting live, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. back to you. >> thank you. seven clinics in baltimore counl offer free flu shots tomorrow. to find out where and the times go to cbsbaltimore.com and simply click on this story.
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now to thursday night football being played in cleveland, ohio where the browns jumped a game ahead of the ravens taking on the bills. brown's quarterback bryan hoyer getting knocked out in the first quarter for a serious right knee injury. so brandon weeden steps in and throws a 37 yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. the bills quarterback ej manual gets knocked out after taking a helmet to his right knee. jeff tools pass was intercepted with 1:44 to go in the game. the browns go onto win 37-24. they now lead our division. in college football you can see the navy hosting the air force tomorrow right here on wjz 13. our live coverage begins at 11:30. of course, we also have the ravens game sunday afternoon at 1:00 right here. >> these quarterbacks decide they want to run, they are fair
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game when they get out in open field. two down in one game. >> yeah. >> that's a lesson. >> sometimes i'm disappointed when i see them take a slide. there's reason to do so. >> you're right. 88 degrees, chance of thunderstorms in miami on sunday. shouldn't be a wash out. it should be a warm day down there. for us here today some sun, chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and we'll have your complete first warning weather forecast, another warm weekend shaping up here in the maryland area. >> i'm for that. coming up on coffee with, it's painter mariam pair. an accident has her in a wheelchair but that isn't stopping her love of art. she now uses her mouth to paint. coming up next, sharon will have the latest on this morning's commute and of this morning's commute and of course tim has a lot more f,,,,
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good morning. it is another mild start to the day. we are looking at temperatures in the range from about 57 in oakland to about 67 down towards dc. 66 at pax river, 62 bwi, 61 bel air. everybody in that low to
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mid 60 degree range. calm winds currently around. that's helping to contribute to the fog problem that we have out there right now. we've had more moisture and the dew points have been higher over the last day or so. so that's kind of sitting and cooling over night and creates the fog. right now what we have is a warm front lifting across the area. that means that we say in that warmer zone. here's the high pressure. it's a clock wise flow around that high that's bringing in that warm air from the south. we expect this front moving in across the country is going to interact with what will be the remanence of tropical storm karen. karen is still a tropical storm. it's going to be moving our direction sunday into monday. that means that with all this warm air in place it's all going to start to interact with the front. this front is really kind of the key. the front is going to lift karen in and kind of zoom it on by. we're not going to get the destruction that comes along with a tropical storm, but we'll get the rain.
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much needed rain. we're about 3 inches down for the year. so karen moves through. currently a tropical storm with sustained winds of 60 miles per hour moving to the northwest at about 10 miles per hour. we'll keep an eye on it. our sunset at 6:43, sunrise at 7:07. southwest winds on the bay with no advisories. 84 degrees. look for a thunderstorm widely scattered in spots for tonight. look for 86 tomorrow, a dry weekend. 85 on sunday. the front comes through here, all the rain totals and we'll start keeping an eye on. 76, 72 and 72 with the rain to begin next week. here is sharon gibala at wjz traffic control. >> good morning. we still have that accident on 95. we're starting the see fog in ing to see fog in that area. that was reported in the northbound direction at white marsh boulevard on the exit from
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white marsh boulevard to 95. there's fog in that area not helping things. a new accident on 140 at green mill road. if you're headed out on the beltway speeds still remain pretty good. 54 on the top and west side outer loops. 56 and 54 between white marsh and the tunnel. there's a live look at the topside of the beltway. slow and go at harford road. this traffic report is brought to you by your maryland toyota dealer. do you dream of all the places you'd like to go? well, toyota is ready to take you there. now is a great time to find a great deal on a toyota at buyatoyota.com. the fog is delaying the school on the eastern shore, kent and queen anne's county schools are delaying because of heavy fog. it looks like it's moving west across the bay right now. this morning's coffee with guest is mariam pair. the satellite interview is furnished by the mouth and foot painting artists. >> welcome to the eyewitness news morning edition. huge round of applause.
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how are you doing today? how is it going? >> oh, i'm doing good. i'm sorry. i didn't hear you. >> wait a minute. hold on. as skilled and as well-known and and popular as you are, you're not used to applause every time you're introduced on a tv station. >> i guess not yet. >> give her another round of applause. >> thank you. >> how is it going today? >> it's going good. >> you know, you are really good. i have seen your work before. i have -- i'm looking behind you. you have got a great eye for color. where did it come from? >> oh, well, thank you. you know, i went to school for art before i was ever disabled. i was interested in art. i guess maybe that's where it comes from. >> let me ask you this, i'm very curious about this.
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the audience knows your story. you know, you're an artist true and through, whether before the incident or now. that's what you do. do you have to be born with that skill, with an eye for color? i'm looking at the guitar. there must be 100 different shades of brown in there. do you have to be born with this? >> well, i think that maybe if you say being born with it is having that want to do something you love even after a life-changing disability, i think maybe if i didn't have that strive to be an artist i wouldn't have continued. since i loved painting so much it was something that i had to keep doing in my life, even if i had to do it in a new way. >> i mean, we just took a tight
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shot of it. that's just really, really cool stuff. >> thank you. >> do you have a website, anywhere on the internet where if anyone wants more information or inspiration can go? >> i was my website and that's mariam paray.com. i also belong to mfpsusa.com. >> it's a great message, whether you're the victim of an incident such as yours or let's just say you just developed arthritis and you end up with a physical issue. i mean, a whole lot to be learned from you. that's really cool. >> thank you. >> do you think sometimes
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it over shadows your incredible work? >> does it over shadow my work? well, i want people to appreciate my art work for the art work itself. it's okay with me if people get that added, you know, sense of awe when they realize how the art work was created. it's a difficult technique. it's a labor of love so i continue to do it. >> are there any -- we only have about 30 or 40 seconds left which is unfortunate, i could talk to you forever. do you do special jaw exercises to keep your strength up? no, seriously. >> no. i do think i'm probably going to need very strong glasses in the next five to ten years just from painting at such a close proximity.
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i do have a very strong neck. >> you're going to need glasses just because we all use computers. >> yes, that too. >> middle age is not for the paint of heart. get a cool pair and enjoy them. our time has unfortunately run short. it's been great having you on the show today. next time you're up on the bird we'll love to have you back and join us. >> thank you so much. >> believe me, the pleasure is ours. that's some happening ink on your upper right arm. very cool. >> thanks. >> we'll talk to you -- did you design that? >> yes. >> wow. you're wear ing your own art. >> years ago. >> you're wearing your own art. that's a testament to what you think of yourself. that's great. we'll talk to you later. >> thank you, marty. >> pleasure is mine. bye-bye. we're taking a break and coming right back with more of the eyewitness news morning edition. [ wind howling ] [ female announcer ] it balances you...
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5 before 7:00. here come your updates from sharon and tim. >> 84 degrees today, a dry weekend with warm temperatures. 86 and 85 for saturday and sunday. now to sharon gibala at wjz traffic control. >> if you're about to head out we still have that accident on 95 northbound on the ramp from white marsh boulevard to 95. you can see the flashing lights. you can see some fog there. we still have that accident on 140 at green mill road. there's a look at your speeds on the
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beltway. starting to see some delays now. 53 on the west side. 95 southbound remains at full speed. that's a live look that the delay on the topside at harford road. this traffic report is brought to you by mummies of the world opening september 28th at the maryland science center. tickets at marylandsciencecenter.org. we have at least two eastern shore school advisories to pass along this morning. kent county schools are under a one hour delay and queen anne's county schools are operating an hour and a half late with no morning pre-k because of fog on the western shore. stay with wjz 13, maryland's news station. complete news, weather and traffic and still ahead for you this morning. also, more on the chaos in the heart of washington dc. new details on the incident that locked down the white house and the capitol for quite some time yesterday afternoon. also the
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