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you're watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. she calls them bold moves some call them desperate mesh years what the mayor has planned for 2013 to help baltimore thrive. >> she wanted to meet someone and he wanted to hurt someone awoman is murder -- murdered and her home set on fire and this morning a man is behind bars. >> the sudden regular nation may have -- resignation may have shopped you but we are getting reaction from the pop's announcement he is stepping down. we will keep this story going. thanks for joining us on this tuesday morning. i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. a lot to get to with the weather in a bit but also lauren air monitoring an accident and you've about watching this for a half-hour. >> yes. it's on columbia pike and it's causing heavy delays. i will have more on that coming up in a minute.
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several other accidents, too. a bessy morning. >> it is. -- busy morning. >> it is but weather wise it's not bessy at all. we are going to do -- busy at all. we are going to do the calm before the storm. tomorrow is going to be a different story. we are going to talk about rain and snow mixing in across the area once again. can't get rid of that. let's show you what's going on as we step you out and about. temperatures at 42 degrees in sykesville. those winds out of the northwest at about 5 miles an hour. those will pick up as we go throughout the day. millersville' temperatures at 45 degrees right now. and we will have wind gusting up to 30 miles an hour going through time out of the west. ijamsville is at 42 degrees and we have a wind chill because of the wind. make sure to dress appropriately before you step out and about. don't let the 40s actually on the screen this morning fool you. it's chilly outside. as we check out maryland's most powerful radar we have all five sweeps on and we are dry. this is the trend for today. and we will have a little bit of change in the forecast. so, speaking of the forecast
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let's look at your planner as the breezes continues through this morning and afternoon and temperatures will be at 49 degrees for a high temperature. the clouds will increase. we will call it partly cloudy by 3:00. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are following problems out of howard county a crash along the northbound lanes of columbia pike here at route 32. the tow truck arrive to the scene and two lanes have been opened up. but you will still want to expect some congestion in the area. we have another crash on enterstate 70 right along westbound lanes as you pass route 32. traveling on 695, here's a live look at the northwest corner. everything is up to speed here at old court road. and this is the same scenario as we head over to parkville. this is what it looks like at harford road. normal conditions 11 minutes right now it's going to teak you to travel the outer loop from 95 up to 83. and heading downtown the jfx is in great shape. it will take 11 minutes southbound from the beltway all the way downtown to east fayette street and everything
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is up to speed through the fort mchen re tunnel -- mchenry tunnel. that's a look at your abc2 time safer traffic now over to you. -- timesaver traffic now over to you. we are following break news. police are at the -- breaking news. police are at the scene of what they are calling a murder- suicide. police are holding a press conference very soon. we do know this incident happened on 36th avenue around one this morning not far from campus. we are working to get the information as soon as possible. again, police have announced they are going to have a press conference and we will stay on top of the story and bring you the latest breaking news on twitter on air or on lineline. >> 6:03. an update to breaking news we brought you last night. north korea says they carried out a successful nuclear test more power fell than earlier blast and the white house is calling it "highly provocative." the u.n. security council order
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them to shut down the atomic activity will hold an emergency meeting later today. all right paying to have your trash picked up you probably thought that's what your taxes were for right? well if the mayor has her way you will fork over more morny to -- pony to though things away and -- money -- money to throw things away. linda so is live to explain the changes outlined at the state of the city address. what is she proposing? >> reporter: she wants to use the money generated from trash removal fee to lower the property taxes by at least 22 per. she outlined the proposal at the state of the city address yesterday. her plan to cut property taxes can only happen if cuts are made in other areas. she hopes the biggest savings will come from pension reform. the mayor wants more city workers to contribute to the retirement plan sort of like a 401k. she wants to cut the work force by 10% over the next 10 years demolish more vacant homes and, of course, start charging that fee for trash pickup.
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the mayor is calling on firefighters to work longer hours something the union is not taking lightly. >> you need the downtime. i firmly believe if you make the hours longer, cut our work force, i think we will see some ill effects from it. i certainly do. >> reporter: right now city firefighters work about 42 hours a week if any changes were to be made, the city would have to negotiate with the firefighters union live at city hall, linda so, abc2 news. five minutes after 6. president obama will give his first state of the anion address of the second -- union address of the second term. the speech will be a book end to the inaugural address a sign the president will touch on priorities like immigration reform and reducing gun violence. the white house officials say he will highlight a mix of old and new policies aimed at helping the middle class. catch the president's address here on abc2 starting at 9. a city social worker is
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dead. she met a man online and that's what led to the death. monte carter is charged with murder in the beating jennifer conyers e dragged her body to the basement and lit the house on fire. that happened on friday. carters is accused of stealing her -- carter is accused of stealing her atm card and car. they found him and say he was covered in blood when they brought him in for questioning. he is being held without bail currently. the fed are getting involved in case uncovered by our abc2 news investigators involving sheriff homman and his brother john. a former dough teethive in that department is suing the department claiming she was fired after she complained that john sexually harassed her at work. she says she was riding in him in cecil county in 2009 when he put his hand down her pants and grabbed her breasts. according to the filing the u.s. department of justice claims gary hofmann violated title vi by failing to take
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action. who is in line next to take over at the vatican a question a lot of you want to know. we will have to wait until the end of march to fine out but experts say odds are the new pope will come from latin america or canada. yesterday, pope benedict xvi announced he will step down at the end of the month. the head of the first and oldest archdiocese archbishop of baltimore says that he met with the pope seven weeks ago in rome and saw no evidence he was slowing down. of leaving his post he will devote the rest of his life to prayer and reflection. >> there's only one holy father and so what he is doing is not retiring of the way you and i think about retirement you know. you got your 401k and you know you got your little place and you go off and do it. the holy father raves very different existence. lives a very different
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existence. >> the fact he would recognize his fraility and display it to the world shows hugh mitity. >> we will tell you a plan to keep students safe. >> also, what does 40 inches of snow falling in 24 hours look like? we will look in a minute. >> all right. temperatures are above average this morning. but, the low average -- below average temperatures are on the way. >> reporter: here's a live look at a crash on columbia pike. we will let you know what you will need to watch out for coming up on good morning maryland. >> it's 8 minutes after the hour. a live look this morning at lady liberty. let's head to new york for the latest in today's tech bites. >> reporter: in today's tech bites twiter is becoming a shopping site. users of the service will be able to purchase products using the american express cards and special hash tags. besides earning pony for twitter it may show it can sell
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products. and watch out for an executive order tomorrow on cyber security. a reportedly will call for standard on what companies should be doing to protect computer systems from hackers and there's no word on the twitter account about the pope's planned resignation. it was two months ago the vatican made a big deal about how benedict was using social media. and although fashion week is underway in new york, you can catch it from your home. several of the shows such as diane von furstenburg are available on the web. some record and some live and few will be exclusively online for you to check it out. those are your tech bites. i am diana perez.
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two men have been charged in the murder of a teen who was
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shot and killed in late january in a city park. police say one of the men michael ward confessed to opening fire on the honor student and her friends after mistaking the group of a member of a rival game. ward and williams make the first appearance in court later today. pendleton's parents will attend the state of the union address. schools across the country are beefing of security measures in the wake of the connecticut school shooting n one -- inalabama they have come up with panic buttons hand out to teachers and staffs at public schools in the city and they are wear them around the necks and keep them within reach. when the button is pushed, blue lights go off throughout the school prompting everyone to go into lock down mode. lock at this video. -- look at this video. more than 40 inches of snow in 24 hours in connecticut.
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here's what that looks likeshushed down to 30 seconds. this is time-lapse video and -- shushed down to 30 seconds -- smushed down to 30 seconds. this is time-lapse video to show you how quickly it fell and aggressively. >> i am watching the clock to see when there was a strong push and looks like there was a big push between 1 and 4 in the morning. watch. >> that's what is fascinating you. >> and that's what i am watching. it's a video that's great. >> it is i love it. i love time-lapse video because it shows what took place now. >> you meteorologist love time- lapse video. >> it all comes back. i love that. speaking of storms tomorrow that's going tonight day. today is the calm before the storm and then we will have a little bit of change in the forecast. let's talk about what's going on right now because we have temperatures well above average. now we are in the 40s this isthis morning. our high temperature should be
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in the 40s. and we are going to see that today. temperatures will be above average but, we are looking at some very windy conditions for today as well. that's the big story. so we have wind gusts up to about 32 and in reisterstown columbia at 33. bel air 29 right now. and denton coming in at 20. cambridge 18 and more of the same in annapolis this morning. so with that, we have a wind chill. so even though the temperatures are in the 40s. you need to dress for like we are in the 30s so we are feeling chilly out there. so we have brief clearing across the area. but we have a system to the north and to the south. we are going to get in on rain and some snow as we go through time. so we have this next wave developing. this area of low pressure will stay to the south for the most part but still going to be bringing us a chance for a rain snow and everything in between that as well. so this will happen going in through tomorrow and it will linger for your rush hour evening and also on thursday and possibly it could get in here even as we go into
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tomorrow's morning commute as well. we have a mild pick up on that. thursday morning, that's apossibility for know. -- snow. looking at the most accurate future trend this is picking up on seeing a within theory mix into -- wintery mix into tomorrow morning. we will keep it update and keep you abreast of the situation as we go through time. now we look at the fact we will dry things out. but then we have another system that could be moving in just in time for the weekend. i will show you the 7-day in a second. 49 is the high for today. and this is what i am talking about heading towards the weekend. winter weather colder and if it comes down, it's going to come down in the form of snow. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are following a serious crash in howard county along the northbound lanes of columbia pike at route 32. a tow truck just arrived to the scene and an update two lanes are getting by. you will want to expect congestion in the area. we are also following a crash on interstate 70 right along
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the westbound lanes as you pass route 32. here's a live look at west side of the beltway. 695 in great shape this morning. no delays at old court road it will be clear as you make the push to route 40. looking at the abc2 timesaver traffic drive times the rest of the beltway is going to be clear as well. here's a live look in parkville at harford road. it will task 11 minutes to travel from 95 all the way up to 83. and there are no concerns on 95 in white marsh. looking at normal drive time of 14 minutes traveling southbound from the beltway all the way into the city. that's a look at your morning commute now over to you. a doggy day care is hosting a fund raise are providing temporary homes for animals looking for a place to live. >> sherrie johnson checked out best friends fur ever dogy day care in cockeysville. >> reporter: we are here at best friends forever. i am standing here you know trying not to get knocked down by the big dogs here. but they are great.
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they are so friendly. so we are here. that is doggy day care and resort and it has a state of the art facility. you know i would probably bring my little dog shala here. this morning, i have kelly. this is the owner and kelly, i tell you, these dogs are so loveable. but tell me a little bit about your facility here. >> well, we are a 10,000 square foot on the bottom another 10,000 feet upstairs and we have a ton of outside all astro turf for dogs to play. we are a camp not kennel. when they come they are out playing and relaxing and doing what they do as dogs. so we do day care and overnight and grooming and training. and we have partnered up with a charity called rescue movement farm and we raise money because they are taking dogs from the shelters pending youthation and finding loving homes for -- euthanasia and finding them loving homes. we are pleased to be doing charity events with them. look at our website. we have events coming up and go
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on their website falls animal rescue farm and do a donation. >> reporter: why is it so important people get involved and help out? >> you know, really hon of thely they are smaller group and they go and put them in foster homes and you know, it's expensive with the advertising and whatnot so if you can find a place to advertise and get your name out there and find places for the dogs, look at how happy they are. they have homes. let's find homes for others. >> reporter: all right. thanks so much. you got two big fund raisers coming up march and may. >> we do. and go on the website and you will find the dates and visit us we are open 365 days a year and have two location the other 1009 philadelphia road in joppa and 246 cockeysville road in cockeysville. >> reporter: and it's important they take a dog from here rescue dog from here they are trained. >> absolutely. they have been groomed and trained. so come down and see some of them. >> reporter: thanks for joining us we appreciate it.
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all right. reporting here in cockeysville, sherrie johnson, now back to you. >> quite a place for the poochs. >> they are ruling the roost. >> some kids in the area have put a new spin on popular song this is in the name of education. &. &. [ music ] >> they put together the video parody the song call me maybe the version is read with me maybe. the school reading specialist wrote the lyrics after three weeks of reading and choreography it happened during the morning announcement in front of 900 students. we just want our students to become more interested in reading and making it fun and interesting. have them think of reading as a fun activity. >> i got to say i like it more than the real song. >> i can't argue with that. >> they look good. at last check they received
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more than 1200 hits on youtube so check them out. moves and choreographicking is impress knife good stuff. 6:19. you can call this clever or enterprising. >> or a rip-off. no one wants an an but they don't mind making money off the token voted out. >> you have tornado warnings and new stations do the best to keep you ahead of the danger. what about the zombie apocalypse? how a tv station broke into programming early to alert the viewers of the zombie and undead with up -- undead were up and moving. what makes your family smile?
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backflips and cartwheels. love, warmth. here, try this. mmmm, ok! ching! i like the fact that there's lots of different tastes going on. mmmm! breakfast i'm very impressed. this is a great cereal! honey bunches of oats. i hear you crunching.
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dramatic pause for this next story because mrs. carter is is a hot seller. tickets to beyonce's verizon center show in july sold out in july one minute. can you believe that? they went on sale at 10
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yesterday morning and this prompted beyonce to add another dc show. she is going to perform a second night at verizon center so mark your calendar. tuesday july 30th and tickets for that show will go on sale this friday morning at 10. we are so glad. >> dad got the award but his son stole the show. former staff sergeant clinton romeha was being honored for the medal of hopor for his action. before the ceremony started his young son took the stage and stood behind the presidential podium until marine escort came in to escort him off. but, he went back and sat in the chair. because that's what they do. >> he is so cute in the little suit. how much would you pay for an iron, the one you iron your clothes but looks like toy irons from monopoly game are on sale for ebay costing about the same. these are going for 20 bucks. it's because last week america voted the iron out of the classic game and they replaced
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it with a cat. >> they will spend as much with the irons as the game. >> i have one for sale. >> i might ebay monday it would be nice to make extra money. it's time for caption this where viewers send in pictures and we post them and today's picture is of missy's dog lucy looks likeshe is ready to go outside. we posted the picture and it generated a lot of comments. daniel said walk me already. tavon what are you looking at and terry, let's keep that resolution no pain no gain. so keep your captions coming. and i do need photos to use this week so e-mail yours to pix@wmar.com. and you can post it on my abc2 facebook page. now over to you. so when the emergency alert system goes off while watching tv you assume it's a test. >> it is important something about weather or weather alert maybe. but i bet you never heard anything like this. >> bodies of the dead are rising from the graves and
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attacking the living. follow the messages on screen that will updated as information becomes available. do not attempt to appropriate or apreen the bodies as they are considered extremely dangerous. >> this happened. montana tv station says hackers broke into the ems system and warned viewers of the dom zombie apocalypse and they say there's no emergency and engineers are investigating. this is the part of the story i find disturbing. okay. the hoax generated 4 phone calls to police there in montana asking if it was real. >> the voice was kind of ominous. can't fault them for being extra careful in stay with us this morning. we work for you and want to make sure your kids were safer. >> when it comes to the rides to and from school on the buses we want more accountable and so do you. our investigation is now led to action in the city. we will tell you about it when we continue. a skillet entrée, appetizer and dessert.
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