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it could be affect ugh. lawmakers debate everything from guns to dogs coming up a bit later. programs to get children ahead start on -- a head start on education could be cut by the government if they can't work things out. we have reaction this morning. thank you for joining us on this thursday morning, i'm megan pringle. >> and i'm charlie crowson along with lynette charles and lauren cook. >> one person has been killed after a tractor-trailer and a pickup truck collided. the inner loop of the beltway is now shut down in parkville and i'm tracking the delays and more on them in just a few. wear wise this morning very cold temperatures just like yesterday. and we're going to be breezy. not as brie zeh or windy or gust ait has yesterday but the -- gusty as yesterday but the winds is out there. when the temperature is 19, 20 degrees you don't want the feel any type of winds. with you that's not going to be -- bunas in the going to be the -- but that's not going to be the case for today. more of the same as we go through time today. and especially right now in pasadena that temperature at 22- degrees the winds out of the west at about 5 miles an hour.
do bundle up because we do feel like we're either in the teens or single digits this morning. catonsville's temperature 21 with the winds out of the northwest at about 7 miles an hour. well, it is making it feel a lot colder out there. let's go ahead and switch over and what's going on on maryland's most powerful radar as of now. because we are dry. and we will stay dry as we go through the rest of today and then we'll have change in the forecast. we do have all the sweeps on and we are scanning the skies. but nothing to be found as of yet. now as we head through the rest of today things are going to be changing just a little bit. we'll get more sunshine in the forecast. but the breezes will stick arnold and as we head into 3:00, that high temperature coming in at 38 degrees. but with the breezy conditions, we will feel like we're more in the low 30s to upper 20s. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. well, you will want to avoid 695. we are dealing with a deadly crash in parkville that's shut down the inner loop lanes between belair road and harford county. this involves a -- harford
road, this involves a traditional and a pickup truck. this will be closed. the inner loop will be shut down for quite some time. as maryland state police do investigate. and unfortunately we are dealing with another crash on the west side of the beltway. a live look at baltimore national pike. you'll notice traffic is moving along but we have a crash on the inner loop that has shut down the ramp to northbound route 295. and as we check in and take a look at the maps, the jfx will be nice and clear. no delays traveling from the beltway all the way downtown to east fayette street. and everything is up to speed through both the fort mchenry tunnel and the harbor tunnel. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. just in case you're waking up with us we are following breaking news out of cecil county this morning. train cars derailed overnight and abc2 news linda so is live in elkton. what's the latest going on with this from overnight linda? >> reporter: well, the scene has been cleared and there is no hazmat situation going on
right now. when the call initially came in the engineer of the trains thought that sulfuric acid had leaked from two of the cars but that's not the case. firefighters with the singerly fire department were the first to respond to the derailment. it is about two miles away from where we are right now deep in the woods off singerly road in elkton. the call came in around midnight. we're told a train originating from albany, new york heading to north carolina derailed. ten cars came off the tracks. two of those cars were carrying sulfuric acid. the csx engineer initially thought the cars were leaking so a hazmat crew was called but when they got to the scene and inspected the damage, they found there was no leak. for several hours overnight, while they investigated route 213 which is singerly road was shut down in both directions. but the road is now reopened and firefighters have cleared the scene. as you can imagine, it could have been a lot worse had those cars carrying the acid leaked
but that is not the case. we do not know yet why this train -- this train derailed. and investigators will look into the cause and in the meantime, no homes or businesses were affected and the road has reopened. we're live in elkton, linda so, abc2 news. the latest now into the investigation into a former hopkins gynecologist hundreds of women have called a hotline set up for his patient. we're talking about dr. nikita levy. he was found dead earlier this week in his home in towson. we have learned that police say that he died due to a plastic bag over his head and helium. in the meantime we want toilet you know that former patients are encourage today contact police. here's the number. it's (410)396-2269. an update now to the city police investigation where a trainee was shot in the head. at the former rosewood hospital. abc2 news investigators have learned the state department of health and mental hygiene didn't know the training was going on there last tuesday.
the trainee remains in serious condition this morning. baltimore city police are conducting their own investigation into what happened. four minutes after 6:00 right now. there's a lot going on today in annapolis. if you own a dog or a gun you will care about these issues because both are going right in front of lawmakers today. abc2 news' sherrie johnson is here to explain what's at stake. >> reporter: well, megan yes today is a big day in annapolis. some of the session's biggest issues will be up for votes. a senate panel is expected to vote on new gun legislation. we're talking about the sweeping gun control measures proposed by governor martin o'malley. this is the kickoff of what is likely to be an intense effort to change the bill. among other things, the bill would ban assault weapons. gun rights supporters will propose changes on anything from eliminating licensing provisions to changing the definition of an assault weapon. also today, the house will weigh in on the pit bull legislation brought to the floor on tuesday. and also animal advocates from across the state will also gather in annapolis for a humane lobby day. they plan to urge lawmakers to
protect dog owners and families from the court after appeals -- of appeals ruling on pit bulldogs. also watching a proposal to repeal the death penalty. lots going on in annapolis. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. well, parents listen to this. if congress can't work out a budget by march 1st, some head start programs may be cut. many of the children in the class are from now low income families and without head start, they wouldn't get a preschool education. now the possibility of automatic budget cuts jeopardizes their learning. >> my concerns for sequestration would be who to cut, when to cut, how to cut, it would be very difficult for us to determine who doesn't get the service and who does. >> now it's not just the children losing their school. the adults who teach them would be out of a job as well. happening today, a man who coached some of the country's top swimmers is expected to plead guilty to child sex abuse.
rick can you remember is accused -- curl is accused of abusing a former student in the 1980s. the victim was 13 years old at the time. curl will be in montgomery circuit late this morning, and his former students include world record breakers and olympic gold medalists. that's happening today. follow us on twitter. buckle up it could save your life. >> up next why you may want to fasten your seat belts and next time you get into the car. >> also, hollywood's rolling out the red carpet as they get ready for the stars to show up. up next, one local star talks about what it's like to walk across that big stage. >> plus several states are under winter storm watches warnings or advisories, what millions from california to illinois could experience from the severe storm moving across the country. >> all right, so we do have lake effect snow to the north and that big storm across the middle of the nation and the plains dropping a mixed bag of precip. when it heads to us and what precip we're going to get coming up. >> a deadly crash shut down the inner loop of 695 here at
belair road. i'm tracking the delays and will let you know what other traffic alerts you need to watch out for coming up on "good morning maryland." . but first up to new york city, you're looking at a live picture of times square right now. now for today's techbytes. >> in today's techbytes, sony reveals the playstation 4. sort of. the company talked about its next gaming unit but never actually showed the console. but it did show a playstation 4 can do. dan ackerman says the most important change is that so much of the system will be cloud based. that's the future. >> it's just like streaming movies on netflix. i think in a couple of years we're going to look back on plastic discs as very archaic. >> it will gone sale in time for the holidays. the apple iphone 5 and 4 s were the two best selling smart phones last quarter. that was more than 20% of the senator phones sold -- smart phones sold last year in the last three months. and google is running a contest for a chance to pair a
we have breaking news out of prince george's county. two children and an adult are dead following a house fire in a glenarden area. now you're looking at a picture from the prince george's county fire and ems blog. another adult and two other children are being treated for injuries. we are told that the kids are all under the age of 10. we're going to continue to work for you and get the latest
information on that fire. so stay with abc2news.com and follow us on twitter for any updates. 30 million people are in the path now of a storm that's expected to cover 18 states in snow and ice. >> ed payne tells us how the states are preparing. >> reporter: this is southern arizona. as the massive winter snowstorm started gearing up coating the cactus and palm trees with snow and sleet. one woman says her daughter came to the state for a vacation. >> of my daughter here from maine. and she came for sun and so is disappointed for that reason. >> the snow has gotten even heavier. >> reporter: the snow halted play at the wgc match championship turning the course into a snowy plain. in kansas wednesday afternoon, roads were still slick and dangerous. >> i want to urge everybody
really if you don't have to travel please don't travel. you could get up to 20 inches of snow on some of the i-70 corridor and i just really makes traveling very, very hazardous. just wise to just don't go. >> reporter: heavy snow is forecast from colorado to indiana. >> you are not -- >> reporter: in nebraska airport officials are waiting with snow brooms to clear runways and the tarmac. >> we're thinking thank god we made our plans to get the heck out of here. >> reporter: i'm ed payne reporting. >> all right, so that's the situation around the country. and i know a lot of people want to know if we're going to get hit like that. >> not going to get hard like that but we will have the wintry mix across the area once again. i know you just want the snow. >> but in tucson? incredible. >> that doesn't happen. that's a very rare event. we're going to see a change in the pattern already here. we're talking about meeting one the northern jet stream with the southern jet stream. that's what's happening but we just seem to keep missing the
storms. but again, we still have winter left. and march is a wild card. so check out what's going on right now. this is the storm that we're talking about that we just showed you. and you can see it on the radar satellite composition as of o now dumping lots of snow. this is going to continue through the day. and you can see it around kansas all this will make its move to the north and east and you know that new england, this will be the third weekend in a row they're going to be dumped on once again. but for us, it's going to make its way and i'm going to show you that track in just a minute. but also with this storm, we're dealing with some severe weather. so from texas to the panhandle of florida, they'll be dealing with isolated tornadoes that's definitely a possibility for today. zooming in right now close to home, we're not really dealing with anything. we are going to be try and we will be indict -- dry and we will be quiet and get some sunshine in here as well. let's switch over to show you some temperatures because it's cold. this is going to be the big story today as well as the breezy conditions once again. so we will have a windchill. 21-degrees in reisterstown and seeing low 20s all across the
board from edgewood to stevensville and even goldsboro. and then we have wednesday gusts in the 20s for today as well and that will stick throughout the day and then we'll see thinks die down a bit into a tomorrow. but with the wind gusts feeling like the single digits in reisterstown. to the eastern shore we are feeling like the teens. so you really need to bundle up as you step out and about. let's switch back over and what's going on right now. this is the storm track that i wanted no show you. just show you the storm. this will slide to the east and it will be bringing us wintry weather. we're talking about sleet, some freezing rain. as we go through time but again it all depends on how strong and how much cold air wraps into this system as it makes its trick on. abc2's most accurate future trend looks like this. it goes into motion; and by tomorrow morning, we might be seeing just a little bit of sleet across the area. but the bulk of the -- wet weather and messy weather comes in here as we go into the evening and lingers into saturday. so we're talking about rain on
saturday during the day. for today that high temperature coming in at 38 degrees. but it will feel colder because of the winds. here's that seven day forecast for you. as we will salvage the second part of the weekend. it will be dry on sunday. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynn. well, we are following a deadly crash on 95. it happened right around 5:30. and the inner loop lanes are still shut down between belair road and harford road. avoid the beltway at all costs. this crash involved a tractor- trailer and a pickup truck and one person has died. we will have the very latest as it does become available. i'm tracking the delays on well on facebook and twitter throughout the whole show. more problems on the northwest corner of the beltway here at old court road a car fire that's blocking two outer loop lanes. right now if you are traveling the outer loop, it's going to take you 12 minutes from 795 down to 95. and as we take a look at the other abc2 timesaver traffic drive times, the jfx will be free of delays just 11 minutes right now southbound from the beltway all the way downtown to
east fayette street. and everything is up to speed through the fort mchenry tunnel just eight minutes traveling northbound on 95 from the beltway to the fort mchenry tunnel toll plaza. that's look at your morning commute. megan and charlie, over to you. the oscars air right here on abc2 and one of them watching is going to be a baltimore man. he's already got a trophy to his credit. >> the story is inspiring but to him it's not about the award. as abc2 news lamont williams reports. >> let them see it because they all want to see it but we welcome you home okay? >> reporter: we first met earl weber in 2010 at the academy. he visited the school with oscar in hand after winning an academy award as the cinemaing to for on a documentary film "music by prudence." >> the documentary covers the lives of eight disabled musicians that comprise a band called liana. ♪
>> it humbles you a little bit first of all because a lot of people work many, many years sometimes decades, to work on a film that wins any award. >> reporter: weber reached what some would consider the pinnacle of a career, but he was just getting started. he wasn't at the end. >> they said on stage and the award goes to "music by prudence" and they named the producers and the pewers went down. as my phone is ringing from all my friends, i'm sitting there slouching in my chair in the kodak theater saying to myself so what now? >> reporter: what now has been 11 documentaries that have taken him to many parts of the globe. exposing him to various people and cultures. >> with everything from a documentary on an hiv awareness
program in zambia. to a documentary featuring volunteer doctors in liberia. chronicling the history of -- the small town in delaware. >> reporter: although he was doing what he loves earl longed to get back to the excitement of oscar night. >> you walk out on to the red carpet to this impenetrable wall of cameras and you're like yeah i'm at the oscars and your hand starts to shake and your leg smarts to stake -- starts to shake. this year since i was in town i decided you know what? i'm going to get a couple of my friends together. and i'm going to create a small get together to watch the oscars. >> reporter: so earl and his invited friends will transform baltimore to hollywood and although he has an oscar to his credit it hasn't caused him to lose focus of what his purpose in life may be. >> i like to tell the world a story. and another story.
and another story. because i'm a storyteller. >> reporter: in baltimore, i'm lamont williams. >> whatever it's worth doing is worth doing well. >> reporter: abc2 news. >> when you get a chance head to abc2news.com/oscars. you can find unless about the hop knees -- information about the nominees and also enter to win a 50-inch television. again all that is on the website. abc2news.com/oscars. all right, so the good news is if you drop your phone a lot this may be for you. >> the bad news is if you lose your phone a lot. it might be a different story. we're going to show you a transparent phone and why some say this is a really smart idea. >> holding on if -- if you like to base you might want to hold off just a bit. there's a flour recall we got to tell you about and what you may find inside could surprise you.
this thursday morning. what are they going to think of next? >> tive them the idea they will come up with it. how would you like to own your own transparent phone? it's made of glass and is shatter resistant. the company is working on the phone. >> the phone can be touch activated only on one side. with you can display -- but can display images on the front and book. >> they plan to sell the phone by the end the year. the question at hands right now lauren cook, why? >> hey charlie i just shattered the screen on my iphone. could use a phone like that. it's now time for caption this. today's picture was shared by jeff and take a look hat this brand new baby rocking out. how cute is this picture? a lot of people commented on the facebook page. kristen wrote in saying born to be wild. barbara saying i got this dirty diaper blues. steven, his caption bus elvis
in the making and charles, hey hon the baby is in there wailing again. keep the captions coming and i do need some more caption this photos to use so e-mail your pictures to email@example.com. you can always post it on my abc2 facebook page as well. megan and charlie, over to you. 6:25 right now. today on "katie" what they don't want you to know before you go out to eat or get your nails done. we're going to hear what the industry insiders are have vealing. -- revealing. are you really getting a good deal on the restaurant specials? >> you guys came armed with an arsenal of insider information today on what restaurants don't want you to know. willie you say specials are not always so special. >> if you look at a restaurant that isn't so busy and they're offering the specials most of the time it's product that's been sitting around a listening time. maybe been frozen once, twice. isn't a good seller and they try and get it out there. >> absolutely (. >> really? >> yes indeed. >> today at 4:00 right here on
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we're following breaking news this morning out of cecil county. crews are investigating a train derailment we'll have the latest information coming up for you in a moment. and the anne arundel county council prepares to select a new county executive, i'm sherrie johnson, that story up next. how he got more than he bargained for when he tried to take viewers on an adventure. those stories straight ahead on this thursday morning, i'm megan pringle. >> and i'm charlie crowson. over to our meteorologist lynette charles. more importantly would you go the 8 gs? >> if i did it i don't think i'd pass out. >> i don't think you would either. >> no you're touch. >> we're dealing with some windy conditions today guys and also some cold temperatures. that's the big story out there. but you know what? we look at maryland's most powerful radar this morning, and we can see what's going on. not a whole lot. that's the good news. but if