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deadly stabbing. and count down a is on. lawmakers have until march 1st to can you the budget in and you look at a live picture of downtown ballmore. wore winter weather could be headed our way. abc 2 most accurate forecast we will tell you what to expect. those stories straight ahead on this monday morning hope you had a great weekend and happy president's day. thanks for joining us. i am messan pringle. charley is -- megan pringle. charley is off but lauren is here and lynette has news about changes. this might be a good day to get on the roads because people will be off. >> reporter: it will be different than tomorrow morning. we are dealing with several accidents. a within theory mix which is worse than the snow icing tomorrow morning. >> ugly. >> freezing rein across the area but today getting out the door we are dealing with cold temperatures. kit n -- catonsville at 18
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degrees. wind not as bad as over the weekend but still breezy and you can see them out 69 west -- out of the west at 6 miles an hour. making that 18 feel like 11 or 10 this morning. bundle up as you step out and about. more of the same in union bridge. 17 degrees. winds out of the west at 5 making it feel like 10 degrees. doing the next stop, the temperatures in millerville at 20 and we have the wind out of the west at -- winds out of the west at 4 miles an hour. let's look at graphics now because i can -- the radar because i can show you what's going on. we have all sweeps on scanning the skies trying to figure out what's happening as we go throughout the day. not a whole lot of anything. we will be seeing sunshine getting in here and we will see the wintery mix mess coming in here tomorrow morning. now let's switch to the graphics and eke show you with a can he going on here because this is how -- ex-- and i can show youwhat to expect because there a 38 degrees the high
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temperature coming if below average. -- coming in below average. >> reporter: we are off to a very cold start. and there are several accidents you need to watch out for. proper problems in baltimore city. and another accident right on hilton avenue at ridge road. if you using 83, this is north of beltway no delays heading downtown. taking 11 minutes traveling southbound from the beltway to fayette street. 95 going to be free of delays looking at route 175. and no problems from columbia to downtown baltimore. and as we look at the other abc2 timesaver traffic drive times. 695 in great shape. 11 minute on the outer loop from 95 up to 83. and looking at an 11 minute ride on the west side of the beltway traveling outer loop from 795 down to 95.
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inlerp -- inlerp -- inner lop nice and clear. -- inner loop nice and clear. a student and son and life taken too soon. family of a maryland college student is speaking out. their loss is hard to imagine as police look into who could be responsible. sherrie johnson joins us here in the studio with more on this family's struggle to understand how it could happen. >> reporter: they are in a bit of shock having to plan a funeral. this morning family and friends are trying to come to terms with the death of 21-year-old edmon st. bench what was a junior buy ol -- st. bench. he was a -- st. clair. he was a junior biology major. his brother and cousin tried to console his mother. they were with him when the attack happened on saturday. st. clair's younger brother says he was driving a car on campus when edmond got out of the car and approached a group of men. there was an altercation and st. clair was stabbed.
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they are looking for three suspects. witnesses say they don't recognize the men but police think the stabbing followed an ongoing dispute. >> they were in the roadway so, again, there was an entercount -- encounter that occurred when they approached them in the car. we don't know what the issue was specifically at this time. that's uncertain. >> reporter: the university said the emergency notification system was activated immediately. police are working with a vaguedescription of the suspects and are not sure if they were students on the campus. sherrie johnon-- johnson, amount bc2 news. if you follow sherry on twit -- shier ri on twitter -- sherrie on twitter she can tell you the details. that's a great way to get more information. and we will continue to track the investigation into his murder and you can find the update on twitter as well as our facebook page and
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baltimore police say a training academy will resume limited operations this week. exercises were suspend after an instructor -- suspended after an instructor accidentally shot a trainee in the head. the firearms practices will be moved to the end of the curriculum. the officer shot during the training at the rosewood center was critically injured and is still in the hospital this morning. new details on a developing story now. what happens when you need to trim your budget? you make sacrifices. what happens when you need to trim 1.2 trillion dollars? there are a lot of things you have to kiss good-bye and that's the situation in washington. abc2 news linda so is live to explain what this means for you. linda. >> reporter: it means come march 1st if congress can't come to a compromise you will see cuts that could affect your child's education and your grocery bill and even how long you wait in line to get to --
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through airport security. this is part of the scaled back fiscal cliff year pass at the beginning of the year. they agreed to postpone across the board spending cuts by two months. now the deadline is almost here and it's less than two weeks away and if congress can't reach a deal massive cuts aimed at reduing the deficit by 1.2 trillion dollars over the next 10 years will go into effect. federal agencies would face 85 billion dollars in cuts that could lead to furloughs for as many as 2 million workers. the pentagon fears it would have a drastic effect on the military. last week, democrats proposed delaying the cuts once gone but republicans are saying no way. >> we are here because the president in the last session refused to cut spending in anyplace and we wound up with the sequester. >> reporter: and you are going to be hearing the word a lot sequester. it's how dc is referring to the ought mat being across the board spending cuts due on march 1st. live in federal hill, linda so, ab catch the 2 news.
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today is -- abc2 news. today is president's day but parking meters will be in effect and the mba wants you a know the off will be close and vehicle admission inspection station so keep that in mind if you have the day off. time is running out if you want to save pony on energy star products. today is the last day to take advantage of a tax break on srn appliances such as washing machines and standard size refrigerators. there's a list for the items available on the comp trol are's website and a learning to that is on ours -- link to that is on ours. the music world is mourning the loss of mindy mccready who was found dead over the weekend. we have new details this morning on her apparent suicide. you're going to want to make sure you monitor what your kids watch on tv. we have the results of a new study but bring you insight on how the shows they are watching
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impact their behavior. states up and down the east coast are experiencing freezing cold temperatures and blizzard like conditions. find out which places are seeing an historic amount of snowfall this morning. >> and we feel like we are in the single digits but more seasonable weather will move back into the picture. i will tell you when coming up. >> reporter: it's freezing this morning but nothing to get in your way on 695 at baltimore national pike. we are however dealing with several accidents in the city. i will have the details coming up on good morning maryland. >> 8 minutes after 6. this is a live picture of new york city times square. let's head up there for today's tech bites. >> reporter: in today's tech bites facebook under fire. the social network says it was a victim of a "sophisticated attack last month. facebook says no user data was compromised and it cleaned up the infection and notify law enforcement. google is the latest company
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planning to open its own brick and mortar store. they feel customers need to get their hands on them before buying. silicone valley companies are seeing a jackpot in online gambling. several states are considering legalizing internet wagering and companies like facebook are gearing up. high tech companies would rather get your tweets than resume. they are calling it the 140 character job interview a test on how well, they handle social media like twitter. those are your tech bites. have a great day, i am rob nelson.
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11 minutes after six. new details about the massive meteor that came crashing to earth in russia.
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we learned it was traveling at 46,000 miles per hour. meteor exploded in midair scattering fragments worth big poo money for anyone who -- big money from anyone who find it. it is worth 100 to $100,000 depending on the size. meteor pieces are showing up on ebay one going for 490. dollars. the east coast is seeing blizzard like conditions and freezing weather from main down to florida. rob nelson shows us how people are coping with it. >> reporter: with winds gusts out of north gusting up to 50 or 60 miles per hour northeast stays buried by historic snowfall are getting anotherarctic blast and maine getting the worst. >> blowing snow and whiteout conditions can make visibility zero. >> reporter: they are expecting 8 inches along the coast and more inland. cars are still buried in snow banks from the last storm gusty wind and high surf there are
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more worries about -- surf, there are more worries about coastal damage. plows and salt struck tried to keep up with rapedly changing conditions. towns waiting for federal relief money are seeing snow removal costs add up. >> we could ball park it and we are talying up doesn't think anyone knows 20 to 50,000 a day. >> reporter: the arctic weather put florida's farmers into disaster mode. as subfreezing temperatures threatened crops again. the northeast is not alone. miserable conditions hit the great lakes and heavy lake- effect snow fell on northeast ohio. >> i was up during the middle of the night and it look liked a blizzard. >> reporter: heavy snow and strong winds are causing problem from the rockies to the dakotas as another nasty dose of winter hits the nation with spring still more than a month away. rob nelson, abc news new york. all right now i know a lot of you want snow but come on. you don't want anything like that right?
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>> i mean, a lot of people want blizzards. >> they do? i think they like the time inside with the family not working. but, you know, it's a hassle. >> people are like spring is around the corner. march is a fickle month. we will see. >> i know you were saying you are afraid of it because you never know what will hit. >> today what is cold out there and it's very dry. we have the dew points in the single digits so actually it's a nose bleed over the weekend. >> you can feel it in the air. >> if you have a humidifier this is the time to get it because it will moisten up the air. let's talk about temperatures right now. because like i told megan and been telling you, it's cold. look at ellicott city coming in at 17 degrees. beauie at 19. edgewood -- bowie at 19. federalsburg at 22 and chess peak beach at 21. stevensville at 10. 6 in federalsburg. look what it does to the temperature, makes it feel colder. so we feel like we are in the
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teens and we are in the 11 -- it feels like 11 rather in ellicott city. and a lot of spots feels like the single digits and you need to bundle up. this is what i like to see. a change before my eyes. there's the single digits in ellicott city. let's go over to graphics so i can show you what gee going -- what's going on. saltetel light and radar -- satellite and radar not showing a whole lot. we will have plenty of sunshine throughout the day. but back off toward the weather this is the one weather maker that will bring us snow let me rephrase that it will bring sleet and freezing rain and also rain going into tomorrow. so we are talking about icy conditions going into tomorrow. we look at abc2 most accurate future trend and this goes into motion. we start off with the progression coming off towards the east. and we can see the snow there mixing with the rain and all that equals a messy mix as we go into tomorrow. things dry out nicely as we go through next several days and
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we will do it all over again. here's the planner. a high temperature around 38 degrees. we should be around 45 degrees now. blustery on wednesday and this is what that mix looks like going into friday again. and also saturday morning. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that mess you make will lead to a hectic commute tomorrow and this morning, we have our fair share of problems and a crash in catonsville on hilton avenue at ridge road. and another in baltimore city. this is right on west 28th street and jfx is nice and clear heading downtown. and in dundalk a. crash cleared from merit boulevard at wise avenue. if you are using 95 as we check in and take a live look in white marsh at route 43. no problems. it's going to take 15 minutes to travel southbound from the beltway all the way into the city and 695 also going to be in great shape. it's president's day. you are looking at an 11-minute ride on outer loop from 95 up to 8 3. and as we look at the
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west side of the beltway, just 11 minutes on outer loop traveling from 795 to 95. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. now over to you. 17 minutes after 6. thanks. mindy mccready who had big country hits is dead of an apparent sue sigh. she was found on the front porch of her arkansas home. she was 37 years old. investigators believe she shot herself in the head. this is weeks after her music producer boyfriend died of an apparent suicide. she struggled with drugs and alcohol and appearing on a program celebrity rehab. >> when there would be some kind of crisis or some kind of painful thing happen to me, you know, it was -- i was radly available to drink too much. >> she leaves behind two children one who is just 6 years old and the other 10- month-old. parents you want to pay close attention to this next story. you don't just want a to -- to monitor how much tv your child
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watches but be concerned about the content because a new study found that preschoolers who were encouraged to be less violent television shows were significantly less aggressive and exhibd more social behavior and watched more education -- exhibit more social behavior and watched more educational program. >> whoa want to make changes in the amount of what they are watching and -- amount they are watching and what they are watching. we want a v-chip so they can just watch children's tv or you can have a dvr. >> researchers at seattle's children's research institute studied the effect of screen time and programming on 600 families. it's -- in 6 days the biggest and brightest stars will take over the airwaves. catch the academy awards next sunday right here on ab cra. 2 starting at 7. and for the latest oscar news, everything you need to know to get
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prepared for big event you can head to when you get there. check out the oscar's guide. today, katie cure like talk with -- couric will talk with hollywood stars hoping to hear their name called i'm mong them one of the guests is helen hunt who talks about where she keeps the statue she won in 1997 for best actress. here's a preview of what you will see today. >> where do you keep your oscar helen? i know that's a cheesy question but you don't strike meet kind of person who would have it in you know. >> tom averages used to say mounted on the hood of my car i didn't do thatmine is tucked in some corner that reflects some lack of self-esteem i am working on. it needs to be inched out and my daughter doesn't know what it is is like what is that one and what are those with the wings on it. >> you can catch katie today at 4:00 right here on abc2. along with helen hunt she is talking to bradley cooper, and
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denzel washington. are you prepared for a zombie apocalypse? of course you are. the way to get in shape while learning to saddle the dead. also ahead this morning, someone now owns a piece of history. find out how much that person paid for a former president's bomber jacket. details ahead.
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6:23 thanks for joining. you are looking at breaking news right now. coming out of tampa florida, this coming from our sister station. we are following this for you. firefighters are battling a massive fire at a steel recycling plant. a live look at the scene. this fire broke out at 4:15 this morning. pretty good video to pass along. officials say there's diesel tank and ammonia tanks that are a concern. firefighters are foaming and spraying the area to keep the flames away from the tanks and they are waiting for a
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bulldozer to arrive there. cars a passing through and it's an active scene as firefighters work to battle the flame as we get more news into the newsroom, we will update you and you can follow us on twitter as well as facebook and 6:24 right now. finding the moat vase to work -- motivation to work out can be daunting. at a maryland athletic club in timonium they may have what you are looking for. eric nealsen explains. >> are you ready to fight for your lives? because survival of the fittesthas never been this literal. >> run>> reporter: he is teaching what it takes to survive. >> >> they will have a opportunity to kick and fight -- an opportunity to kick and fight for the next 90 minutes. >> reporter: what they will fight is masses of the undead. >> welcome to the zoom by a-
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-zombie apock lifts. >> reporter: this post apocalyptic scenario started as joke but with dozens signing up for survival boot camp he had to come up with a practice that would peak their imagination and heart rate. >> it's getting ready to fight for your life and if it gets people off the couch and motivate and if they are fun and not thinking about they are exercising that's fan at that timeic. >> reporter: the zombies marked by the blood spattered shirts play against the living in cardiofocused drills. if the dead win more cardiofor the living. >> zombies you win. >> so it's a bunch of never don way. [audio not understandable] >> reporter: so on this day while there may not be truly undead trying to get you, paulsays if it were to occur, you better be ready to run. >> the most important thing
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rule number one, cardio. >> reporter: in timonium, eric nealsen. >> zombie boot camp what will they come up next? it's time for caption this where viewers send in pictures and we post them and allow you to caption this. this is from chris and courtney their dog looking cute taking a ride. it's generated a lot of comments on facebook. how much is that doggy in the window. jason says do you have gray poupon. so keep the captions coming and i need caption this photos for this week. e-mail them to or pose post it to my abc2 facebook page. a piece of history is auctioned off. a bidder paid 629,000 for this air force one bomber jacket once owned by president jfx.
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it was more than 700 pieces augusted -- auctioned off. other memorabilia includes a birthday card given to jfx by his son. this story is of a athlete what handle two balls for 26 miles. we will tell you about how he is running into the record books.
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