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negotiations. speaking to furloughed workers volunteering at a dc food bank president obama said time is running short. >> my hope is that a spirit of cooperation will move us forward over the next few hours. >> florists are finding creative visits to visit closed national landmarks and americans are frustrated hundreds of thousands of federal workers are still off the job. >> even something simple as someone staffing a gift shop. those people aren't at work right now. that makes us sad for them. >> rhonda cory said she will remember these closed signs the next time she goes to the ballot box. >> that's one thing i will look hard at, were you a part of this. >> if the senate reaches a deal to reopen the government and raise the debt limit it will still have to clear the republican-controlled house. >> in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> the shut down has furloughed some 350,000 federal workers and
economists have warned if the united states defaults by lawmakers not raising the country's borrowing him on thursday it will be big trouble. the high ranking al-qaeda seized during a daring military raid in libya is now on u.s. soil. denise has more on where he is and what's next from the news room. denise. >> reporter: well, abu al-liby is in new york awaiting trial. he's been under federal indictment for more than a decade. he's expected to stand trial over his role in planning the bombings of two u.s. embassies in africa in 1998. a seal team captured him in a raid earlier this month. he was on the fbi's most wanted list for terrorism. his family says he was not in al-qaeda, however. >> thank you. he's been under interrogation sp ture. another
deadly accident bringing traffic to a halt on the beltway. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene and has the
latest. captain jeff long. >> reporter: this is the inner loop at bel air road. it's finally moving. it's been shut down for hours. traffic was being forced onto 43. now everything seems to be reopen, the investigation complete. earlier today serious, serious fatal accident on the beltway. as you can see, vehicle under the front of that semi truck. a couple other cars also involved. so they had all of the lanes shut down. they were squeaking traffic by on the shoulder. then they eventually got rid of all that traffic and kept that section shut down during that period. reporting live from sky eye chopper 13, captain jeff long. back to you. >> thank you. christy bren will continue to update us at wjz traffic control.
in annapolis a fiery crash claims a life and shuts down power. that happened before dawn at the intersection of
route 450 and ridge's gateway. alex demetrick has more on what investigators know now. >> it happened at the wooded edge of annapolis about 4:00 a.m. it took bge crews all morning to fix. a pole hit by a car brought down lines, lost electricity, brought police. >> they actually went there for a report of a power outage. they found a vehicle >> when the fire was put out a body was found. >> unfortunately hit the pole and everything came down and something caught fire. >> it burned so hot investigators could not immediately determine the victim's sex. >> our earlier investigation shows that the driver of this vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and appears to have lost control of the vehicle, slamming into the pole. >> people have to realize the road is wet and you have to slow down. this accident probably didn't have to happen. >> a final determination about
how this accident happened is still under investigation. >> we owe it to the family to do a thorough investigation to find out what occurred and why this loved one is lost. >> alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> about a mile of the road was kept closed following the crash first for the investigation and then bge repair crews. it's been an east baltimore staple for more than 80 now. now santoni's is closing and the owner is blaming the city's bottleneck. monique griego is in high land town with the latest. >> reporter: within the past few years the owner of santoni's said this store has seen huge losses, into the millions of dollars. he believes the only reason for that is the bottle tax, saying it's driving customers to shop in the county simply because it's cheaper. >> after 83 years of serving shoppers in east baltimore
santoni's super market on lombard is closing for good. >> i was surprised. >> customers may be shock ed ed. the owner sure isn't. he said the city signed the store's death warrant. >> we lost crust count at a level that's unexplainable. everything that happened i said is why. >> the tax that took effect in july 2010 is up to $0.05 per bottle. santoni believes it's driving customers to shop in the county. in the past 3.5 years he said the store lost $4 million in sales or 18% of its business and down 3,000 customers a week. >> can't continue. >> santoni said he will stay open until all the shelves are empty. after that all 80 employees are officially out of work. in a statement to wjz the mayor denied the city was behind
the store's downfall saying linking its closure to the bottle tax may be a good sound bite but doesn't square with the facts. she said many businesses, including santoni's have been hit hard by a downed economy. for employees like tina cane who is to blame doesn't matter. >> i'm not ready for them to close the doors. it is what it is, right. >> reporter: once the store is closed the owner rob santoni said he still wants to be an advocate for small businesses and is currently thinking about running for office and right now he told us he is eyeing the delegate seat for district 8 in baltimore county. monique griego, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you. the santoni's in glen den is own ed by a separate company and will not be closing. downtown drivers be aware. starting tonight construction of the horseshoe casino will shut down parts of russell street.
the middle two lanes will be closed so crews can relocate and install a new gas line. the project will take up to 9 months to complete. the lane closures are expected to produce a bottleneck situation for commuters using the street to get in and out of the city. the sun makes an appearance in baltimore today after days of gray and rainy weather. people in perry hall took full advantage, playing ball outside and going for a walk around the park. in towson residents took the chance to get outside and clean up some leaves and soak in the sunshine while they were doing that. right now it's still sunny and cooler in baltimore. they're going to make me talk about rain again. they say it might be in the forecast down the road. let's check in with meteorologist chelsea ingram in the out back. let's start with bob turk in the first warning weather. >> last week was just horrendous. i'll be honest. unbelievable amounts of rain. h rain we had the flooding was minimal honestly. let's take a look at
temperatures around the region. 66 right now. our normal high is 67. the dew points back down. it's dried out down to 51. now, the clouds are pretty much dissipating this afternoon, particularly across central portions of maryland. there's clouds southeast of us and to the west of us as well. we'll see a few of those at least in the sky. during the day tomorrow generally drier weather. at least for one day. it looks like we have a de cent day coming up tomorrow. may see some more clouds later in the day wednesday, perhaps even some showers. now, chelsea is in the out back. she has a look at the unbelievable rainfall around the region and an update on the rainfall numbers. >> reporter: that's right. we had a significant amount of n rainfall. we had over 6.5 inches of rainfall just here at bwi marshall. just under 10 inches of rainfall in harrisburg. now, as for how normal that is for us or putting
that up against the average, so far we've had under 7.5 inches of rainfall. that's very well above normal. the normal is just under 1.5 inches. as for the year we are also above normal now thanks to that storm that brought us all the rain thursday and friday and into part of the weekend. 1.32 inches above normal for the year. we're going to get more rain in the forecast. bob will have those details coming up in your complete first warning weather forecast. now back inside. >> thank you. ravens fans have major concr yesterday's loss to the packers. mark viviano is live at the team's training complex with what coach john harbaugh had to say this afternoon and reaction with our wjz fan cam. hi. >> reporter: hi. the ray vens have long prided themselves as an organization that is strong on defense and can always run the ball on offense. coach john
harbaugh eluded to that in his press conference today. the defense played pretty well against the packers yesterday. allowing just one touchdown. the running game of the ravens never got going. that's become a reoccurring problem. >> it's become a particular and at times frightening scener for the ravens. flacco getting sacked five times. along with that, ray rice and the run game going nowhere, ranking at the bottom of the league. >> we're just not getting the yardage and the increases that we need right now. we're kind of unsuccessful at a lot of other things because of that. >> nothing is simple. it can be fixed. we have the guys to do it. i really feel strongly about our offensive line. i think we have the men for the job. coaches and players, we have a great group.
we have some depth in there too. there's some things we need to clean up. >> while the ravens search for answers we asked you with our wjz fan cam what do they most need to do to improve. >> definitely the offensive line. the defense looks great. the offense needs to protect flt ter. >> establish the running game. i guess from there we'll be good good. >> we have to work on our line play. our line is not producing the way it should. >> i think the offensive line as always been a problem. they try but we just -- there's not a big enough hole for ray rice or anybody to make my big yardage or anything. >> reporter: now, improvements are necessary as the ravens get ready for a road game at pittsburgh coming up. coach john harbaugh spoke of frustration today. we'll hear more from the coach as he talks about what needs to change next hour. that's the latest from owings mills. back to you. >> thank you. don't for get you can watch the ravens take on the steelers next sunday night here on wjz. kick off is at 4:15.
still to come on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. cruise ship drowning. parents mourn the loss of their son killed while on vacation. new details into what happened. talk about being on the right track. why baltimore's pen station is helping pour billions of dollars into the nation's economy. i'm jessica kartalija, i'll explain coming up. could more rain be heading our way? don't miss the updated first warning weather forecast with bob. complete coverage continues with kai jackson, mary bubala and first warning weather with bob turk, meteorologist chelsea ingram and sports with mark viviano. it's wjz, maryland's news station. ,,,,,,
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wjz is live. jessica kartalija is at penn station with more on how commuters are helping pour billions into the economy. >> reporter: hello. a hassle free commute is havinge people come to penn station making it the 8th busiest train station in the country. >> train 186 arriving in e track. >> at baltimore's penn station long lines mean big business. >> it's easier to take the train than drive. much easier. >> ken isn't a fan of the ravens or a long commute. >> i don't like to drive anymore. i'm tired of it. i use mass transit because thiss the way to go. >> he like many say -- >> it's our easiest way. no drive, no drive. >> with improved service, ticket revenue in the billions travel by train is more popular
than ever. >> we broke our record for the 10th time in the last 11 year with 31.6 million riders. >> that means more than $12.5 billion going to the nation's economy in just 2 years. 1 million passengers come through baltimore's penn station. >> i go to school in virginia. it's a big drive. i work on the train, sleep on the train. >> amtrak had problems with super storm sandy flooded tracks in the northeast but they're back. >> sit back and eat pizza and stuff. who wants to drive? >> good question. >> reporter: good point. so much easier, you can sit back as that guy said and have pizza. they're urging people to take to social media and tell their stories about the time they used
amtrak by tweeting with the hashtag amtrak. live at penn station, jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news. >> new york's is the busiest in the country. if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, plane, train or automobile christy is going to handle the roads at wjz traffic control. hi, christy. >> hi, everyone. as you know, it's been a bad day on the beltway. we had an earlier accident that happened around noon today. on the inner loop of the beltway at bel air road it was shut down for several hours. traffic was being detoured off at 43. it has been reopened. the right lane remains blocked. traffic is low back to stevenson road. 95 southbound at mountain road with delays back to river side parkway. northbound 95 continues to slow down from 395 over to the beltway. on the west side inner loop stop and go from 295 past liberty. let's take a live look. much
improvement there on the beltway at harford road. this traffic report is brought to you by united healthcare. back to you. >> thank you. there are 41 million retirees in america. health officials say those who are active stay healthier than those who aren't. mike schuh shows us one that's hard to keep up with. >> be lucky enough to reach a certain age and you may need wheels to help you get around. not yet for ruth fleishman. >> so nice to see you. >> now 82. she move d into the broad immediate retirement community a year ago. go out front and you will see her name on her most prized possession. >> i encourage people to get up off the sitting position and move. >> okay. she's ridden across maryland si0 times. every day she's out on the roads circling her house. it's exactly a mile. >> how many laps do you do? >> five.
>> she rides more mile s s than other residents. >> are there cyclists here? >> there are a few. >> you? >> snchl laft >> [laughter] >> she and her husband, lee, that's him checking out the guy moving in on his girl, didn't begin until they retired. >> you were 65 when you first bought that bike? >> yes. >> how many many mile s -- how many miles do you think you've put on it? >> thousands. >> this is what it look s like from ruth cam. look, we have to use an electric cart to keep up and be left behind. >> they gave us this electric cart to follow ruth. she left us in the dust and we don't have anymore juice to catch her. >> no matter your age, keep moving if you can or you too will run out of juice. don't believe me, just look at ruth. >> see if you can keep up. >> in hunt valley, mike schuh ,
wjz eyewitness news. >> whipper snapper. ruth is just 6 months away from her 83rd birthday. >> that's a perfect word for her. what a trip. she's great. >> be care ful with bikes on the roads. >> absolutely. always. >> be care ful ful. great weather for getting out. boy, do we deserve it. take a look at temperatures now. pleasant. 66, southeast winds at 5. the humidity 58%. barometer is holding steady. ck barometer is holding steady. ck and take a look at,,
boy, was it nice to see this sun this afternoon? blue skies finally. tomorrow looks like a nice day. we still see some clouds this week, might see a little rain coming here late wednesday, wednesday night. then things clear out. right now bright sunshine and a temperature of 66. 71 is in washington. some clouds southeast of us. ocean city at 64. so a bit of a breeze off the ocean there. 62 in oakland. dc the warm spot at 71. 66 just about everywhere. our normal
high is 67. it's exactly where we're supposed to be. light south, southeast winds now. i'm concerned if the winds continue to be out of the southeast. some clouds at the ocean could advance towards our direction. as of right now it probably won't. over night a weak frontal boundary may move through the area. no change in the air mass. by the time we get to wednesday low pressure moving across the great lakes will drag a frontal boundary towards our region. there's clouds with it, shower activity. wednesday night we will probably see some showers and then it should clear out here we think on thursday. hopefully if it continues to move out towards the east as it slows down a little bit we will probably see more clouds. this is going to be nothing like last week. nothing at all. to the west, shower activity across the central plains. rain is now in portions of texas. actually, there's a tropical storm south of baja that's spreading moisture in that region. you see that jet stream just bringing that moisture all the
way into oklahoma. that is not generally going to impact us. the front to the west will cool us down towards the end of the week. sunshine, still some showers up in the atlantic. east winds of the bay 5 to 10 knots. sunset at 6:28. a few clouds particularly southf us. 48 for a morning low. tomorrow sun and some clouds. beautiful afternoon and pleasant high around 70 which is a few degrees above average for you tuesday. enjoy a nice day for a change. >> sounds good. thanks, bob. investigatorsw information in the case of madelyn mccan. what they know now. a wiz kid that's making national head lines. what this local teen came up with that could save many lives next.