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. you're watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. >> this morning police are investigating the murder on a maryland campus. we will hear from the brother and cousin who were both with the victim before he died.how do you cut 85 billion dollars? by march 1st the government needs to figure that out. the deadline is closer and we will tell you what leaders are saying this morning. need an update in your kitchen or laundry room? today is the day to do it. more details about the state plan to save money and help the environment. details straight ahead on this monday morning. good morning, and thanks so much for joining us i hope awed great weekend i am megan pringle. charley crowson is off but lynette charles is here.
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>> it's a dry start. and we will start to have change in the forecast. we start off with maryland's most powerful radar as of now 679 but -- now. but you will have change later into the evening and overnight tomorrow. and we will talk about another wentry mix. take advantage of this morning. as we check out temperatures let's switch over to another source and see what's going on this morning because we will deal with the fact that temperatures are going to be coming in very cold this morning. # 2 degrees and we are talking about temperature wise as it goes throughout the day and temperatures very cold going into the afternoon. be prepared for that and we are also going to be dealing with coming in tomorrow afternoonthings will switch back over to rain. i will detail more of that coming up. let's check the traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: good morning. we are off to a very cold start right now. and we are traveling out on 95 in howard county you have nothing to worry with about. nice and clear from -- about. nice and clear from elk ridge to downtown baltimore. if you are traveling on 695, no
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delays right now on the west side. heading over to towson west ofyork road, the beltway is nice and clear. no issues getting down the inner loop to 95 and outer loop up towards 83. and speaking of 83 heading up to hunt valley, that is live look at shawan road, the normal 21 minute ride from the maryland pennsylvania state line all the way down to the beltway. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic now over to you. news time 4:32. this morning police are investigating the death of another maryland student this time on the campus of the university of maryland eastern shore. police say a student was stabbed by a group of men and abc2 news sherrie johnson joins us with the latest on the story. >> reporter: good morning. family and friends are trying to come to terms with the death of 21-year-old edmon st. clair a junior biology major and want to be a doctor. he was killed on the campus of the university of maryland eastern shore on saturday night. his brother and cousin tried to
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console his mother this weekend. they were with him when that attack happened. st. clair younger brother says he was driving a car on campus when edmond got out and approached a group of men. there was an altercation and st. clair was stabbed. homicide investigators are looking for three suspects. the witnesses say they did not recognize the men but police think the stabbing followed an ongoing dispute. >> i seen somebody push him but they didn't just push him they stabbed them and looked like they went like this. >> reporter: the university put out a statement saying the machining notification system was act vade and police are -- activated. and police are working with a vague suspect. baltimore police say that a trainer academy will resume limited operations. exercises at the academy were
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suspend after an -- suspended after a instructor shot a trainee in the head. anthony bass will meet with the academy this week and training will resume but he says that firearm practices will be moved to the end of the curriculum. the officer who was shot during last week's training at the rosewood center was critically injured and is still in the hospital this morning. officials say it will take sometime for police to file charges associate with -- associated with the raid at the flea market because they have to sift through thest first. they were looking for things like cds, dvds, ug-gs, apple products, you name it. more than dozen vendors are accused of selling fake products and police say the raid was on individual vendors and the flea market is not shutting down. developing story to tell you about out of this nation's capital. congress and the president has less than two weeks to reach a
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deal before sequestration goes into effect. what that is is a series of government wide spending cuts that could affect everything from the military, education and how long you wait at airport security lines. we have late the latest on the- - we have the latest on the hot button phrase. >> reporter: phrases like fiscal cliff and debt ceiling behindous the americans have sequestration to worry about. if congress takes no action, across the board spending cuts will be imposed on march 1st. democrats on thursday proposed toe delay the cuts. >> we can't cut research and develop and the american people understand that. >> we are talking about 2 1/2% of what we spend this year and this is just the first year of 10 years of cuts. so you have to be realistic about this. families all across the country have had their budgets cut by larger than that. >> reporter: the 85 billion
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dollars in cuts to federal agencies could lead to furloughs for as many as 2 million workers. the pentagon fears it could have a drastic effect on -- and republicans says it's coming. >> we are here because the president back in the last session of congress refused to cut spending in in anyplace and we wound up with it. >> reporter: there's uncertainty over the deadline senator schumer appears confident the sequester will be avoided. >> their arguments don't meet the favor of hardly anyone other than themselves and the few whose special interest they areprotecting. >> reporter: finding the balance has evade lawmakers. shelby lynn reporting from atlanta. >> the budgets cuts were averted at the beginning of the year in a scaled back fiscal cliff. if you need to update the washing machine or refridge rayor, today is the day to do
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it. it's the last day to take advantage of the tax break on energy star products. after today, you are going to have to pay sales tax on the appliances so again it ends today so today is the day to do that. >> time for a check on your weather with meteorologist lynette charles. it was so cold yesterday and more of it was the wind. >> very gusty and wind gusts up to 40 miles an howrmt today it will be less wind-- an hour. today it will be less windy but we will be cold. so we have a wind chill. we are talking about teens this morning. this is the temperature in baltimore at 21. 19 in york. 21 in frederick. hagerstown at 18. along the eastern shore in easton, temperatures at 24. and 23 in dc, 18 in cull beeper but what you need to dress for this morning is the teens and we have the wind coming in out of the north and west for the most part. you can see 14 in easton and 9 in baltimore. so this is what it feels like
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on your he can posed skin. feels like 11 in baltimore and feels like 15 in frederick and feels like 11 in york and easton. so very cold temperatures. look at hagerstown coming in the single digits. that's how it feels. so bundle up as you head out and about for today. we look at the satellite and radar. not a whole lot going on. we had long streamer and off lakes we see a little bit of snow yesterday off and on throughout the day. we got bands coming in here. but, as we widen out this view, we can see the nor'easter that hit maine that pushed out of new england heading into canada, and what we will be left with is an area of high pressure and we will see more change into the forecast. today is our dry day and then another wintery mix. news time 4:38. a country music star is dead this morning. we have the latest on the investigation into the death of mindy mccready. also ahead, what police say
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this man did to a 2-year-old boy on a plane and the charges he now faces. >> reporter: everything is up to speed on 97 and i will lety know what it look like on -- let you know what it looks like on 95, 695 and 83 coming up on good morning maryland.
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news time 4:41. and now for a look making headlines around the nation. she burst on the music scene in 1996 with the hit guys do it all the time. this morning sad news in the country music world. mindy mccready is dead. the 37-year-old country music singer was found dead in her arkansas home. authorities say her body was on the front porch with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. she was a troubled star once claiming to have an affair withbaseball legend roger clemens and struggled with addiction and mental illness she was halfway through a 21- day treatment program that she started after her boyfriend
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died last month. she leaves behind two sons a 6- year-old and a son who is 10 month sold. the parents of a 2-year-old allegedly slapped by a passenger during a flight are spending out this morning. incident happened as jessica bennett and her son jonah were flying to atlanta over the weekend. they were seated next to a 60- year-old man named joe houndley. as the plane began -- houndley as the plane began to descend he got fussy and he allegedly used a racial slur and slammed the boy hitting him in the ire. the boy's mother says other passengers rushed in to help. >> i couldn't believe that he would say something like that and to a baby or about a baby and then to hit him was just -- i felt like i was in another world. >> hundley was the president of a aircraft parts company has been fired and charged with simple assault and could face a year in jail. they were stranded for five
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days -- in deplorable conditions and this morning one passenger has filed a lawsuit. casey kerry describes her last days as living in what she calls "floating hell. the suit claims carnival failed to provide a sea worthy ship and sanitary conditions. she claims to have suffered physical and emotional harm during the cruise. carnival has offered passengers $500, a free flight home and a full refund as well as a credit for another cruise. water sipping on tv went viral on social media and now marco rubio is cashing in. they have raised 100,000 dollars by selling over 3400 water bottles. the bottle with the name rubioin bright red letters comes with a minimum donation of 25 bucks. during republican response to the state of the union, you see it here, he took a sip while staring into the camera.
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he says the incident remind him that he is not perfect. new video this morning. take a look at this unrelentless pup. pretty cute. he did all that he could to get inside a miami courthouse and you can see him scratching at the doors and frantically pacing the floor and tried to sneak in through an open door. eventually, he was jumping for joy and there comes his dad. peaceful ending after all. and speak of sweet video check out this guy -- speaking of sweet video check out this guy. that's chris p bacon and he is one of the fastest growing internet sen stations -- sensations. he was born with de-- deformed hind legs. you should see lynette. the vet made him a wheelchair and he is wheeling around fine and he has racked up thousands of friends on youtube.
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the wheels tug alyour heart strings but enough of him drink out of the bottle not to fall in love with him. >> i know i love it. that's cute. >> no bacon jokes. >> no. >> it is chilly this morning. people are going to be out and about because so many kids have the day off because of president's day. >> it's cold out there this morning. we have the wind yesterday and they are dying down a little bit today but we have the wind and we have a wind chill. teens for a wind chill this morning. we will show you that in a second. we don't have any type of precip out there. we are nice and dry as of now. and we look at the satellite and radar and we are basically in between systems. and this will begin to change as we go through the evening time. the clouds will increase as we go throughout the day. let's look at some of the numbers on the weather bug. we can see what's going on because we are cold and we are dealing with 18 degrees right now in hickory. more of the same in owings mills. 21 in shady side and once you throw in the winds, we feel
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more like we are about 15, 11 degrees in hickory and also owings mills. let's look at graphics as we have chances for some shthrough and this is why. we look at the surface and we have a cold front that's going to make its way in here and once it does, it will bring if precipitation. we are talking about freezing rain and sleet as we go through time. we will be dealing with the fact that temperatures are going to shoot back up as we go into tomorrow. but that won't be the case today. today is going to be very coldday. abc2's most accurate trend goes into motion and we see the cold front. look at the snow back off towards the west. the rain coming in from the south and these two will come together. now, this is tomorrow at 8. and this is just a depiction that could come in earlier and come in later. maybe around 9. 10. and if it does so that's when we will try to see what type of precip we will get. but most likely we will see the freezing rain and also that
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sleet across the area as well. this is what we are working with for today in terms of temperatures. a high at 38 and we will be cold but it will be less windy. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: good morning. that wintery mix will most likely affect the commute tomorrow mork. but there's nothing to get -- morning. but there's nothing to get in your way on the jfx right now. everything is up to speed through the fort mchenry and harbor tunnel. and 695, checking in and looking live in parkville, no concerns from harford road up to 83. and over on the west side, here at baltimore national pike, everything will remain in great shape. this is a 7-minute ride on the outer loop from 795 down to 70. and that is a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan over to you. >> reporter: a high-profile murder trial gets underway tomorrow. jason scott is accused of carrying out one of the most calculated crime waves in
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history. opening statements begins in the state's case. scott is facing two counts of first-degree murder in a crime spree throughout the area of upper marlboro. scott is serving a 100 year sentence for the crime spree. today is the day that you honor presidents in the united states which means the public -- [audio not understandable] we have an update on other business that is are taking time out to pay tribute to our founding fathers. also ahead, he spent the weekend in a south african jails and we have latest on oscar pistorius.
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ten minutes away from five, back with a story make headlines worldwide. we are getting new details in the murder case involving a
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south africa olympian. oscar pisteorous known as the blade runner. according to a major south africa newspaper they found a bloody cricket bat in his home. but police are refusing tocomment on the new claims. he has been charged in the murder case he is accused of killing his girlfriend and model reeva steenkamp. her family and friends will hold a private funeral tomorrow. pistorius is due in court tomorrow and for the start of the bail hearing. meantime, the runner has canceled all of his future races so he can focus on defending himself against the murder charges according to his agent. as you head out the door, today is the ground breaking ceremony of federal hill sinking green project. business district is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony to kick a of beautification projects. the event starts at noon at light and cross streets. today is president's day and governor o'malley will mark the holiday by delivering a
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washington based seat. he will make re-- speech. he will deliver reremarks inannapolis. the department of public works is closed and there will be no trash pickup or recycling pickup. the nba is -- mda is closed and light rails are run og and regular weekday schedule. and parking re regular layings and fees will be in effect. good news for bourbon lovers, maker's mark is reversing the decision to cut down on the a alcohol and they wanted to lower the whiskey from 45 tears 90 proof to -- 445% to 90 proof but after outrage the company decided to not water down the liquor. yoko ono turned 80 today. she is john lennon's widow. for she is she was blamed on breaking up the beatles. today is her birthday.
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4:52. the count down is on and less than a week a handful of big name stars will compete for that coveted oscar awards. it's the most could havested in -- coveted in hollywood and it's airing on sunday on abc2 and the fun starts at 7:00. for the latest oscar news and everything you need to get prepared for the big event you can head to abc2news.com and check out our oscar's guide. we have a page dedicated to all the fun. it's a big week here at abc. not only are we getting ready for the oscars but for robin roberts return to the anchor desk on good morning america. she will be back to work on wednesday. robin roberts left the show back in august and it was due to health reasons. she since been recovering from a bone marrow transplant she needed to treat a rare bloodies order. she returns to the anchor desk on wednesday. time for a check on your weather. we are a few minutes away from
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five. and lynette a. lot of people will head out the door and doing shopping for the president's day sales and they should know to bundle up. >> you said it ride. aid temperature for r -- forecast for today. look at what we have for manchester and this is the actual temperature. we haven't thrown in the winds out of the west. 18 degrees right now and 19 in timonium and eldersburg at 19. we are dealing with 19 in bel air as well. so really bundle up as you step out the door. by tonight, temperatures coming in at 30 degrees and it will be mostly cloudy be a we will -- and we will have the oozy mix overnight. waking up tomorrow we could deal with dicey weather. by tomorrow afternoon, there's the morning mix and then we swish to -- switch over to rain. but we are on the roller coaster rye. the 7-day forecast looks like -- ride. the 7-day forecast looks like this a wintery mix to rain and heading into wednesday and thursday blustery and a next chance is friday night into saturday for a wintery mix. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: the weather has been like a roller coaster.
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warm one day and freezing the next and it will have a negative impact on the commute tomorrow. but right now 95 no concerns in white marsh. traffic is moving along and it's going to take 14 minutes traveling southbound from the beltway all the way into the city. and if you are heading out to the beltway, here's a live look at harford road. no delays whatsoever on the inner loop down to 95. and the outer loop is going to take you 11 minutes right now traveling from 95 all the way up to 83. and as we look at the other abc2 timesaver traffic drive times heading downtown the jfx will be a great way to go. no delays southbound from the beltway downtown to east fayette street. that stretch will take you 11 minutes. that's a look at your morning commute megan over to you. five minutes away from five, a race car driver danica patrick has become the first woman to win the pole position for the daytona 500. it's the first for a female in any top nascar race let alone the sports flag sheep event.
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she said she was raised to be the fastest driver not the fastest girl and is happy to be a role model to other girls whoaspire to get into a racing. >> i -- they can have the conversation to say you can do anything you want to do and gender doesn't matter. >> patrick will start in the front row in the february 24th race alongside jeff gordon. rest of the field will be -- the rest of the field will be set iqualifying race for thursday. kids suspend over imaginer'sy weapons leaves parents asking are schools overly sensitive. coming up on good morning maryland at 5, is the newtown shooting influencing the way your children are being displaneed. details straight ahead. -- disciplined. details straight ahead. prince harry is heading back to the united states. what he those accomplish since the infamous incident last summer.
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thanks for joining us. but running a marathon is hard enough but imagine doing it while troubling two basketballs. he finished the race in a -- dribbling two basketballs. he finished the race e ran for the miami organization that helps foster kid. he set a new again ois world record for the fastest marathon run while dribble two -- dribbling two basketballs. the way children behave could be the result of what they watch on television according to a new study. we will show you the results and talk about the shows that are best that are on good morning maryland at 5 which starts right now. >> you're watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. this morning we hear from the brother and cousin with a victim before he

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