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hi. i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. we're going to start with breaking news. a serious accident, with a rescue unfolding right now. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene with captain mike perry above it. what happened? >> reporter: it is a horrific scene. happened about an hour ago. we believe the cross street was raven road. apparently two occupants in this overturned vehicle had to be extricated. one of them, we know, was extricated and then going to be transported to a local area hospital. we are told the other occupant died at the scene. this is a three-car crash. as mark pulls out, you can see that there is a sport utility vehicle that this vehicle collided the front end with.
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and apparently knocked that vehicle off balance, causing it to overturn and slide into the path of this second vehicle, which was also northbound on bel air road. all in all, there may be more persons in this vehicle extricated. as you can see, north and southbound bel air road, are closed, just above sinclaire lane. expect delays in the area. we'll stay on top of the situation and keep you updated. , back to you. >> all right, captain mike. thank you. reporting live in sky eye chopper 13. and wjz will keep you updated on this big story. the other big news. no relief for tornado victims in indiana. firstthe storms, now snow is complicating the cleanup efforts and making it treacherous. susan mcginnis is in hard-hit
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henryville, indiana. >> reporter: utility crews are working to restore power. downed power lines and gas leaks are the biggest concern. workers used heavy equipment to scoop up the wreckage. courtney cummings is a freshman. >> i want to be there. and i want to be in my classes. i want to see my teachers. and i want to see my friends. >> reporter: school has been canceled for at least the rest of the week. >> reporter: work crews, residents, and businesses are wasting no time, cleaning up henryville. and insurance companies can be seen all around town, getting the claims process started. >> it's going to take a long time to rebuild. but this is a great community. and there's a lot of hope here. and we're going to get through it. >> reporter: 14-month-old angel babcock is the storm's latest victim. rescuers found her alone in the field. but she died two days later. her father, mother, and two siblings also died. a tornado sucked 17-month- old jamal stevens out of his home and threw him to a nearby
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interstate. >> the top half of the house came with it. and he was actually over the back fence here. >> reporter: stevens is now out of the hospital and back with his family. back in henryville, red cross volunteer jerry holmes has responded to many disasters. he says the people here are staying positive. >> they're holding up amazingly well. >> he calls the destruction here, unbelievable. susan mcgiz of guinness -- mcginnis, wjz eyewitness news. >> meteorologist bernadetteed woos has a -- bernadette woods has a look at this. oopt oops. >> you can see -- you can see this has very dry air, contrasting with very warm, moist air. and the thing is, this contrast was so big. and you add a really strong jet stream into it. and it spun up not only tornadoes, but long-lived,
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major tornadoes. we're talking on the order of ef4 and ef3. high-end tornadoes. as far as numbers go, we're hearing about an outbreak. this is a huge outbreak. alone on that date, on march 2nd, there were 80 sightings of tornadoes. you can see that was during the day. on average for the entire month of march, only 74. we had only a month worth of tornadoes in one day alone. and these were huge ones. as far as our weather goes, fortunately, none of that going on. we have snow showers making its way across the state. light snow, starting to leave us. but behind it, scattered rain and snow showers coming down. gusty northwest winds. and we will have your forecast coming up shortly. >> we're not done talking about the weather. back-to-back earthquakes shake the san francisco bay area,just before dawn. denise has the latest on the quakes. denise? >> well, mary, the first quake, a magnitude 2.9, struck just
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before 6:00 p.m. followed by a magnitude 4 trembler. the shaking did not cause any significant damage. no one was hurt that we know of. it occurred on the haywood fault, which geologists say is the most active fault in that area. there is a 62% probability that the bay area will be hit by a large earthquake by 2032. mary? >> all right, denise. thank you. both of this morning's quakes were only a few seconds long. wjz is following breaking developments in a disturbing story. a 13-year-old girl is dead. her body found in an alley. wjz is live at city police headquarters. derek valcourt is there and has just released information from investigators. derek? >> at this very moment, police holding a press conference here, inside police headquarters, where they are announcing they believe this was an accidental shooting. and tonight, they say the young victim's two friends that she was hanging out with on that evening, saturday, when this all happened, have been charged with involuntary manslaughter,
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after they say three of the children were playing with a gun and it accidentally went off and shot this young girl in the chest. >> i can't explain it. >> reporter: , dith turn -- edith turnage says she hasn't eaten since her daughter, 13- year-old monet turnage, went missing saturday night. her body covered in trash in a dark alley. >> reporter: saturday night, she reported her daughter missing. monet was supposed to have gone roller skating with them. >> somebody that on that evening, we were just sitting around. and we just decided that we would just go out and scout out everywhere. >> reporter: monique's 16-year- old brother and some of his friends went to find her. they located his body behind the 1600 block of cliff avenue. they ran off to get family members. >> when a young person came and
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wrapped on the door so happily, and i came to the area. i saw a foot sticking from the bag. so i ran in the yard. i looked. and there was my niece. and my heart fell. >> reporter: family members say her body was found near the yard of one of the friends monet was supposed to go skating with. they feel her friends betrayed her. >> that's why we believe some kind of accident happened. and they tried to cover it up or something. >> it's the way she left here. and the way her body was found, in the backyard, with trash along -- trash through, all around her body, like someone was trying to hide the body. >> reporter: i do want to know why. but i know it's not going to bring her back. but i still know that. it's nothing really that will help us. >> reporter: tonight, the family has those answers. we are told by police that this was an accidental shooting. three children were playing with a gun when it went off. the two suspects in this case,
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a 12-year-old boy, and a 13- year-old boy, right now, being booked at juvenile detention, where they faced charges of involuntary manslaughter. we'll have more details for you, coming up tonight, live at 5:00 and 6:00. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> an absolutely heartbreaking story. wjz will have the latest on this story, tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. a maryland man is arrested at a new york airport, after trying to get through security with banned items. take a look at what tsa agents found inside his bag. a folding knife, baton, and handcuffs. the man from dundalk was arrested. the incident did not cause any delays at jfk international airport. new calls today for embattled anne arundel county executive john leopold to resign on fraud and misconduct charges. the international brotherhood of police officers is the latest organization calling for leopold to resign. wjz was first to tell you this time on friday, leopold was
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indicted on corruption charges, alleging he used taxpayer- funded detail, to arrange liaisons. additionally, they want anne arundel county's police chief to step down. >> less than 24 hours and counting until super tuesday, when a third of the delegates needed to clinch the republican presidential nomination are up for grabs. the main state and the four contenders they are battling for are ohio. that's where we find danielle nottingham, reporting for wjz. >> reporter: mitt romney fired up supporters in canton, ohio. he took the stage to make the case, why they should get out and vote for him on super tuesday. >> if you think this campaign against president obama is going to be about the economy and jobs and government being too big, then i'm the guy you need to nominate. >> reporter: romney will spend the entire day campaigning in ohio. and so will rick santorum.
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polls show the two neck and neck here, heading into super tuesday's most critical contest. >> i come to the people of ohio. as a candidate who shouldn't be here. shouldn't be here, if you looked at any political expert and you looked at the money that's been spent. >> reporter: santorum will watch the returns in stubenville, but if he wins here, he won't catch the area's delegate. his campaign failed to submit the required paperwork in some ohio districts. >> reporter: jim emerling will still support santorum. he's a small business owner in stubinville. >> he stands for a lot of causes that i believe in. and he's from pennsylvania, which is right across the river. >> reporter: newt gingrich is making his push in southern states, georgia and tennessee. >> we're not just against obama. we are for a dramatically better america, an america you cannot achieve with his left-
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wing values. >> reporter: ron paul campaigned in idaho, looking for his first win in caucuses there. in stubenville, ohio, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> three new polls out today, surveying ohio supporters split. two show romney up. one has santorum, hanging onto the lead. how has the rush home been shaping up in let's check in with kristy breslin at traffic control. let's update you on that horrific accident. bel air road at raven wood. as you can see, that happened around 3:45. one fatality is confirmed. it is now closed. northbound and southbound bel air road, right above sinclaire lane. it's going to be closed for quite sometime while an investigation is pending. but your alternates are either north rose street or you can also take edison highway. if you're traveling on the west side inner loop, a couple of brake lights there, baltimore national pike to security boulevard. north side outer loop, stop and
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go there to charles street. other accidents include a delay there as well. northbound 95, pulaski highway to the beltway. now onto the accidents. we have them at honey go boulevard at campbell boulevard. patuxent at waterloo. liberty heights at druid park. and also, east madison at north patterson park. let's take a live look. you can see, not a bad drive for you at shawan road. this traffic report is brought to you by the cochran firm. if you or someone you know has suffered a personal injury, call 1-800-the firm, or these them online for your free consultation. back to you. >> thank you, kristy. no relief at the pump. is there any end in sight? i'm ron matz at fort mchenry. and it's your first look at the war of 1812, commemorative coins. they're on sale today. the story coming up here on wjz. crime victim with a
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message. what's behind this unusual sign going up in a neighborhood. another round of spring- like weather is coming up. stick around for the updated first warning weather forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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in you don't think black ice is dangerous, this next video will change your mind. take a look at the scene here in columbus, ohio. a string of accidents, caught by a news crew. in fact, five accidents happened within just five hours -- half an hour. and at one point, the photographer had to duck for cover. >> wow. man. >> fortunately, even watching that video, we are told, no one was seriously injured. emergency responders in philadelphia end up in an emergency situation themselves. take a look at the scene at the logan section of the city. an ambulance transporting an 80- year-old patient to the hospital, struck two vehicles
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and overturned. in all, five people were injured. investigators say it appears the ambulance ran a red light, causing the accident. a string of home break-ins, in one sacramento, california neighborhood, has one homeowner, taking his frustrations out on the street. lori wallace shows us what he is doing to hopefully keep criminals away. >> i think it really has brought a certain amount of awareness. >> this sign, making a statement. >> i didn't realize how much attention it was going to get. >> reporter: displayed big and bright. our home was robbed. actually, burglarized. >> we feel kind of powerless. >> reporter: his land park home, targeted at night. lights on inside. and some expensive appliances waiting to be installed. front-loading washer and dryer. they took that. some tools. about $2,000 in total. >> reporter: several houses nearby have also been hit. some even in brought broad --
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broad daylight. >> somebody, i think, has been casing the area to know the area. >> reporter: we talked to neighbors in the area who think this approach might actually help. >> i think it's probably a good thing, getting people's attention and getting their awareness of it. >> reporter: paul is hoping this sign continues to deliver a big message to everyone who passes by and serves as a reminder to his neighbors to take action, if more crime creeps into the neighborhood. >> the best thing i think the people can do is make sure that they report, big or small, report it so that police can see if there is a pattern in the neighborhood. >> reporter: police say there is no law prohibiting what paul is doing. can wall street start the week on a positive note? [ stock bells ringing ] all the markets are down today. the dow is down 15. s&p off 5. and the nasdaq is off 26. let's go to new york right now, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. stocks were lower on worries about an economic slowdown in china.
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the country lowered its growth target to 7 1/2% to 8%. china's booming economy has helped lift the rest of the world since the financial crisis in 2008. and there is mixed news on the economy here in the u.s. the commerce department says factory orders fell 1% in january, the biggest decline in over a year. businesses spend dramatically less on machinery after tax credit expired. but activities on companies, including restaurants and hotels, expanded at a faster pace than expected last month. yahoo will reportedly lay off thousands in a massive restructuring. they are expected to announce changes later this month. scott thompson became ceo in january. he is trying to find ways to make the company more competitive with google and microsoft. and shares of bp hit highs. after the oil company reached a settlement with victims of the massive gump oil spill. bp expects to pay out at least $7 million as part of that.
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for more, go to cbsmoneywatch.com. in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. coming up on wjz's eyewitness news at 4:00. royal visit. prince harry heads to the bahamas. what is significant about the trip. >> dangerous drug mix-up. the incident at a national pharmacy chain causing concern. a cool, march night. stick around for the updated first warning weather forecast. wjz 13 is always on. for the top stories on wjz.com, instant updates and first warning weather all the time, click wjz.com. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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more breaking news to tell you about. another serious accident. this baltimore county sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene. captain mike? >> reporter: we're in timonium, kai. this is a report of a personal injury accident with rescue. this is on east pedonia road on york road. apparently a two-vehicle accident, involving a pickup truck and a car. the pickup truck was caused to overturn as a result of the accident. the driver was briefly trapped. apparently, that driver has been extricated from the vehicle. and there are no ambulanceoss the scene. so it's not clear whether anybody was severely injured. the big issue at the moment is there is debris. and eastbound pedonia road at
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york road is closed as baltimore county police continue to investigate this accident. back to you on tv hill. >> thank you, captain mike perry, reporting of. and now we're going to talk to bernadette with the weather. >> and a much different story here. we're going to start out with first doppler radar and say there is snow showers out there. that part of the storm has left us on these gusty, northwest winds, we're seeing these different bands coming from the northwest. and in them, snow coming down and flurries. you can see around towson, perry hall, cockeysville. there's a few more scattered about. we'll see that for the next couple of hours. we'll switch it over and show you, we had cloud comes in. take a look. the storms sort of scooted by to our south. that was a clipper system. and behind it, scattered rain and snow showers are what we're dealing with right now. the gusty northwest winds are bringing in colder air. it cooled down yesterday. but look at this. we're only at 42 degrees now in baltimore. 39 in hagerstown. oakland at 29 degrees.
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and we have not felt this much this season. look how far below average we are. average now to 50. we have only topped out to 43 degrees so far. we started out the day in the 20s. and we are going back down in the 20s once again tonight. this is why. take a look at all of this carved out over the northeast and the upper midwest. that's the cold air. now it's going to cycle through here. because you also notice, behind that, there's really warm air. 67 in denver. some of the 60s in salt lake city. and that will follow this cold round of air. but we're not quite finished yet. scattered snow showers right now. they will die down overnight. then tomorrow, we're going to see sunshine return. but still a chill in the air. we'll start out the day in the 20s. and as we head into the afternoon, we'll go up into the 20s. that's it. take a look wednesday. this high pressure is going to anchor itself down to the southeast. it turns our winds down to the south. and by wednesday, we're already jumping to 60 degrees. and thursday, we're in the upper 60s. we'll have quite a swing in our direction. out on the waters with this
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going on. small craft advisory in effect late tonight. they start to pick up once again. tonight is going to be a cold one. scattered snow showers dying down. 24 degrees. by the time we hit tomorrow, we're going up to 48. sunshine. mixing with clouds. still chilly. but it will be sunny. then we warm it up for the middle of the week. >> that's what we like. warmer. that's what we're used to. >> don't miss tonight's cbs prime time lineup at 10:00. it's an episode of hawaii five- 0. still ahead on eyewitness news at 4:00. virginia tech massacre. why parents of victims are heading to court. preventing tragic deaths. the push to get all trucks and suvs equipped with rear view cameras. confronting a common enemy. a high-level enemy at the white house. what it has to do with iran and soaring gas prices. eyewitness news at 4:00 continues with denise and vic af,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it is 4:30. 43 degrees and partly cloudy. hello. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm denise koch. >> and i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about. >> a high-stakes meeting at the white house. president obama hosts israel's prime minister, talking about the growing threat with iran and the threat of war. >> reporter: the two leaders shook hands as they stand together to stop iran's nuclear ambitions. >> the united states will always have israel's back when it comes to security. >> but they stressed it is not just israel's security that is at stake if iran develops nuclear weapons. >> for them, you're the great satan, we're the little satan. for them, we are you and you
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are us. >> reporter: president netanyahu insists, israel will make its own decision. >> israel must have the ability always to defend itself by itself against any threat. >> reporter: prime minister net netanyahu made no mention of negotiations in his remarks. still, president obama is holding out hope that diplomacy can work. >> that's why we have set up the most crippling sanctions ever. >> reporter: israel isn't shower it can -- sure it can wait. at the conference of the pro israel lobbying group, they said the threat cannot be ignored. >> if we wait until iran has nuclear weapons, it will obviously be too late. >> reporter: in fact, just hours earlier, the head of the united nations nuclear agency says there has been new activity at a suspected
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development site in iran am he urge -- iran. he urged inspectors to get there sooner rather than later. >> because of the growing uncertainty about situation in iran, gas prices continue to soar. here in maryland and across the nation, gas prices are surging to the $4 mark if they're not already there already. and every rise costs the u.s. economy $11 billion. this time last month, we were paying $3.52 for a gallon of regular. that is now up to $3.71. and this time last year, we were paying $3.48. nearly five years after the worst mass shooting in u.s. history, two families seek a measure of justice. kai is live in the newsroom with the latest on the story. kai? >> reporter: in april 2007, 32 students and a faculty member were murdered in a rampage at virginia tech university. now, the parents are going to court. they filed a wrongful death lawsuit against university
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officials, claiming they waited too long to alert students after the first shooting on cam pus, before the -- campus, before the majority. they settled out of court with the university. vic? >> reporter: thank you. the gunman behind the massacre killed himself. family ask friends remember the young baltimore girl, allegedly beaten to death by her father. the viewing for 5-year-old maya car was held today on wabash. police say her father, 22-year- old matthew carr, killed her in a fit of rage, after she had an accident. her funeral is tomorrow. harford county police are looking for a suspect after five men were stabbed in edgewood. the men, between the ages of 17 and 22, were walking to a house when they were attacked by a large group of men. all five are in stable condition. and they are expected to recover. the department of transportation -- the department of transportation is pushing for all new cars, trucks and suvs to have built- in rear view cameras.
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as mark strausman reports, it is often necessary to prevent a tragic death. >> reporter: 2-year-old cameron branson was killed in his own driveway in 2002 when an suv backing up ran him over. the driver was his own father, pediatrician greg galbranson. >> the pain doesn't get less. everyone was naive. i had no idea. i was a pediatrician going over home safety for children when they're born. watch out for extension cords, and often out for all of the things. i never told them to get a camera. >> reporter: drivers in large vehicles killed 448 children in backup accidents between 2006 and 2010, more than double the previous five years. cbs news transportation safety analyst, mark rosenher explained how the accidents generally happened. >> it's called the bye bye syndrome. when, in fact, children will run out to say goodbye to their uncles, parents, grandparents. and the drivers did not see
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them. >> reporter: rear view cameras are standard on 2012 vehicles. from luxury sedans to this honda crv, which sells for $22,000. >> even a small suv like this honda, has a big blind spot. in the side view mirrors, all clear. nothing in the rear-view mirror either. but if i actually backed up right now, look at that suv. that stroller in the blind spot, which is easy to see in this rear view camera. >> reporter: the average cost of adding the car camera is under $200, eliminating the rear blind zone can save an estimated 112 lives a year. mark strausman, wjz eyewitness news. >> the expected mandate for cameras in all vehicles as part of a 2008 car safety reform bill. a national drug store chain is apologizing today, following a serious drug mix-up that could have been more than serious, even deadly. mary is in the newsroom with more. >> reporter: well, denise, a
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cvs store in new jersey mixed up fluoride tablets for children with tamoxifen, a pill for breast cancer. round, white and roughly similar in size. this could affect dozens of families who fill their prescription at the chatham store location between december 20th and february 20th. health experts say drug stores are increasingly using aides to fill the prescriptions. in this case, the danger to children is low because tamoxifen does not have serious side effects. >> a spokesperson for cvs apologizes, saying safety and health of customers is their highest priority. remarkably mild winter. right now, you can see, we have snow flurries. wjz has weather ask traffic together. meteorologist bernadette woods is here. and the thermometer was over 43 degrees. can you believe this?
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>> it is pretty crazy. i want to show you doppler radar. we have the rounds of snow showers coming down. and there's one batch on top of us is what you just saw in that last shot. moving from northwest to southeast. you can see there are many different patches of these. they're going to continue for the next couple of hours. the other thing, it's chillier than it has been in quite sometime here. take a look at these temperatures. we are at 42 degrees in baltimore. a lot of 30s north and west of us. it's been incredibly warm. we're actually below average today. however, not going to last very long, as it hasn't all winter. we'll have the forecast coming up. let's check on the roads now with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. >> hi, denise. hi, everyone. first, let's give you an update on that terrible crash. earlier footage. happened around 3:45. one confirmed fatality. bel air is closed north and southbound. alternates are going to be
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north rose street or even edison highway. if you don't have to travel in that area, that's definitely going to be your best bet. as far as other delays are concerned. northbound, to the beltway, on that northeast corner. the west side inner loop, heavy in that direction. 70 to security boulevard. and on the inner loop as well. slow there from delaney valley road to providence road on the top side. a couple of accidents on the timonium area. east timonium at york road. a second one at east pedonia. honeygo boulevard at campbell boulevard in the nottingham area. east patterson at north. let's now take a live look. you can see, things are beginning to slow down there on the harrisburg expressway, at shawan road. this traffic report is brought to you by the cochran firm. if you or someone you know has suffered a personal injury, call 1-800 the firm or visit them online at cochranfirm.com for your free consultation.
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for the first time, he's representing his grandmother, queen elizabeth, abroad. monica reports with more on the trip. >> reporter: a tropical version of a royal convoy, rolled through the streets of the bahamas. carrying britain's prince harry and bodyguards. representing queen elizabeth overseas for the first time on his own. it's all part of the diamond jubilee celebration, which marks 60 years since elizabeth took the throne. the bahamas is a commonwealth country that considers the queen the head of state. it's also where prince harry's parents spent their honeymoon back in 1992. >> the bap hamas -- bahamas hold a very special place in her majesty's heart. >> reporter: at one point, the royal had to abandon ship when his boat broke down during a security drill with the
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bahamian navy. >> reporter: the royals are hoping for smoother sailing here in london. when the jubilee celebrations take place this summer. the queen is actually expected to lead a parade of a thousand votes along the tems river. >> reporter: but prince harry's jubilee trip isn't over yet. he climbed ancient pyramids in beliz, partied in the streets and drank local rum. >> i'm speechless right now. i don't even wa want to wash my -- even want to wash my hands. >> reporter: the prince said this would probably make his brother and sister-in-law jealous. cbs news, london. >> as monica mentioned, prince harry will be in london tonight and will finish up his tour in brazil on thursday. >> i think anybody would do that duty for the queen. straight ahead. just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water. how a man escaped the jaws of a large shark.
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the tragic ending to the search for a missing 4-year-old boy. >> and a few flurries in the region. stick around for the updated first warning forecast coming up. [ clanking ]
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the body of a missing 4- year-old is pulled from the bottom of a well in new mexico. samuel jones is last seen saturday, playing with toys outside of his carls bad home. investigators think he climbed a fence and fell into a hole more than 30 feet deep. the investigation is being treated as a homicide until police can determine a cause of death. a shark tries to take a chunk out of a teenager's leg. >> that's right. 19-year-old justin worrell said he was kite surfing in orlando beach when it happened. the teen said he was resting in the water when something scraped his leg. he said he felt a quick pinch, a pull, then some pain. that shark left 22 individual teeth marks in his left leg.
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but worrell was able to use his kite guard board -- kite board to swim away and get to shore. >> i felt something scratch me. and i thought i got pulled over then i looked back and saw a fin. >> worrell had to get a few stitches in his leg but says otherwise he's okay. >> surfers say it's not uncommon to see sharks there. a good samaritan springs into action when he sees a drowning man in portland. he wades through icy water and pulls the man to shore. the man was not responsive. so bystanders started cpr until paramedics arrived. he was taken to a nearby hospital where he was currently listed in good condition. passengers being put at risk. a new study from the national sleep foundation focused on pilots, train operators and bus drivers. it showed one in five pilots admitted making a serious error
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due to sleeplessness. one in six truck drivers say they have had a near collision because of fatigue. it shows well rested drivers are less likely to report problems. a new problem shows that children with breathing difficulties while they sleep are at a bigger risk for behavioral problems. [ crying ] >> reporter: 2-year-old unique harper was almost always in a bad mood. >> he would be so cranky. he would always want to hit his brothers. >> reporter: his aggressiveness and irritability, prompted his mother to take him to a specialist. doctors did a sleep study and found he had severe sleep apnea. >> they said he stopped breathing 25.5 times an hour, which was very shocking to me. very shocking. >> reporter: unique also snored and breathed through his mouth. doctors call these orders sleep-
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disorder breathing or sdb. a new study in the journal pediatrics shows children with sdb are more likely to develop behavioral problems by the time they're age 7. >> aggressiveness. >> they're also likely to have more emotional problems, including depression and anxiety. >> if someone is not breathing correctly, it will either cause them to have disruptions in their sleep. it will make them more restless. >> reporter: it's estimated 10% of children snore. and about 4% have sleep apnea. it's often because of enlarged tonsils or adenoids. >> reporter: unique had his tonsils and adenoids removed in december. now he sleeps through the night. his mother says he's a different child. >> he's happy. he's talkative. he runs and hugs everyone. he's just a very happy child. >> reporter: unique's breathing troubles did slow his development a bit. but he's back on track now. manuel gallegus, wjz eyewitness news. >> i want one of those. obesity is another common cause
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of sleep-disordered breathing. dr. seuss dominates the weekend box office. the lorax blew the roof off the competition, scoring the best opening so far. the animated classic dr. seuss film raked in $7 million, beating out project x and the navy seals war film, act of valor for the number 1 spot. it's a big day for baltimore. starting today, you can buy two commemorative coins. honoring the war of 1812. ron matz reports, proceeds will bring hundreds of thousands people to charm city. >> reporter: they're beautiful in silver and gold. lines form quickly when the commemorative coins went on sale at fort mchenry. >> have you ever been to an event like this before? and i never have. commemorative coins of any sort before. as old as i am, this is a brand- new experience. >> reporter: marking the war of
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1812's bicentennial. >> i put in the bill to get the coin passed. i thought it was important that i buy the coin to support our area, to support the war of 1812 celebration. >> reporter: the special coins are on sale. this year only. >> it's a limited opportunity to buy during the year 2012. it will end in december this year. so we urge people to take advantage of this part of history. >> reporter: as part of the celebration, in june, more than 200 tall ships and naval vessels will visit baltimore. they're expected to bring up to a half million people to the city. >> we are going to have the equivalent visitorship of having the army-navy game here 10 times in the course of the two-year period. there are going to be a lot of people coming here. this is a big, big deal. >> reporter: a picture-perfect time, to celebrate the star- spangled banner. the land of the free, home of the brave. >> awesome to be here. awesome to be here. fantastic. to coin a phrase, this is the
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kickoff for bicentennial, the war of 1812. >> reporter: ron matz, wjz eyewitness news. >> to coin a phrase. for information on the various prices of the new coins, log onto our website, wjz.com. >> a. after a mild winter, we are seeing flurries in the region. >> what's next? meteorologist bernadette wood,,,
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could help improve your lung function. get your first full prescription free and save on refills at advaircopd.com. live look outside right now. i don't know if we had any flurries out there. but they were flying around all over the place today. bernadette is here. >> they really have. i mean, we haven't seen much winter this winter. but today we're getting a little peek of it around the region. and lower parts of the eastern shore got a light coating of snow around salisbury, to ocean city. from the clipper system that passed by to the south of us. behind that clipper, this is what we're seeing with the scattered rain and snow showers with us. they will die down in the next couple of hours. switch it over back to when you have clear skies. then the clouds came in.
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bringing that light snow to the lower parts of the eastern shore. behind it, though, scattered rains and snow showers on these gusty winds. the other thing these are doing, keeping temperatures down. we cool down. 42 degrees right now. 30s to the west of us. even 36 degrees now in ocean city. way below average, after being way above it for most of the season so far. 43 is always managed for our high. 50 degrees. we have one day below average, before another round of really warm air comes our way. we've got this cold air, carved out over our region. it will cycle through. and behind it, this is what we'll follow. 67 in denver. 77 in dallas. and that area is coming our way. tomorrow, we still have a chill in the air. we're only going to tap out in the 40s. but as soon as the warm front clears us, that warm air will follow for wednesday. scattered snow showers, still coming down on the northwest winds. and you can see, they're just
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sort of popcorned around. overnight, those are down. tomorrow, sunshine starts to take over. here's that warm front pass to the north. it turns the winds to the south wednesday. when that happens, that's when we'll start to feel the warmup around here. the forecast is like this, on the waters. we do have a small craft advisory on the water now. those winds die down as they turn around to the south. but they will be picking up once again. forecast for tonight. we are looking at temperatures going down into the 20s. it is going to be a cold one. then tomorrow, look at this. 48. that's just the beginning. because we are back up into the 60s by wednesday. we'll have that five-day coming up. >> good deal. >> it's incredible. >> so the flurries were just a tease. >> yeah. pretty much. >> thank you, bernadette. still to come on eyewitness news tonight. dead at 13. a young girl's body found in this darling neighborhood alley. i'm derek valcourt. the search for answers coming up on eyewitness news. ,, ,,,,,,,,,
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coming up next on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. police announced new details in the investigation of the death of a 13-year-old girl. wjz is live with the latest. abuse of power? i'm mike hellgren, in anne arundel county, with new fallout in the allegations against him. why police have voted no confidence in him and want him out. this is mark viviano with the oriole in sarasota. it's spring training. but many analysts say it won't be a winning season ahead. these will not believe that. the power of positive thinking when eyewitness news continues. >> check on these stories and all the day's breaking news. eyewitness news at 5:00 starts now.
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tragic death. new information about the case of a 13-year-old girl. >> she was found dead, just feet from her baltimore home. >> hi. i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> we have breaking news. a young girl is found dead near her east baltimore home. now police are saying how she died. derek valcourt has more information where this tragic case. >> reporter: police say that young girl and her two male friends, ages 12 and 13, were playing with a rifle, when they say those boys accidentally shot her in the chest and killed her. they say it appears those boys then panicked and tried to hide her body.

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