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super tuesday. >> one candidate hasn't emerged that has caught everybody's attention. >> it could change everything in the gop presidential race. >> hi, everybody. i'm mary bubala. >> i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. >> the stakes are high. and we know that right now, voters in 10 states are casting ballots today to choose the republican candidate for president. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from stubenville, ohio. >> reporter: voters in stubenville, ohio, are casting their ballots for a presidential candidate for the gop. they are holding super tuesday contests. the head-and-head battle
between rick santorum and mitt romney, prompted some democrats to weigh in. >> it was not much change, you know. unemployment is terrible. >> reporter: mitt romney will vote in the massachusetts primary later today. this morning, he appeared via satellite at the national conference for apec, a pro- israel lobbying group. >> i'm sorry that my super tuesday traveling schedule prevents me from being with you in person. >> reporter: santorum went to make his speech in person. >> as you know, this is a somewhat important day in my life today. >> reporter: 1400 delegates are up for grabs. that's more than one-third of the total needed to clinch the gop nomination. newt gingrich rallied supporters in huntsville, alabama. voters there won't go to the polls until next week. but he's focused on the south. >> we're going to carry georgia by a big margin tonight. we'll do much better than people expect in other states.
>> ron paul is holding campaign events in north carolina and idaho. two caucuses where he is hoping to capture his first win. and the presidential primary election will be held here in maryland on monday, april 3rd. tj lane is expected to go before a judge today. denise is in the newsroom to explain today's hearing. >> reporter: prosecutors are asking a judge to limit the release of information about lane. the 17-year-old is charged with three counts of aggravated murder and attempted murder. police say last month, police opened fire in the cafeteria of chardon high school. three students died. several others were seriously injured. police records and court records show lane had a troubled childhood. he was charged with juvenile assault for putting his uncle in a choke hold and punching him in the face. >> reporter: another hearing is
scheduled for march 19th. a baltimore city police officer is suspended as a result of an investigation into the death of a 13-year-old girl. derek valcourt explains, two juveniles are in custody for what police say was an accidental shooting. >> reporter: so far, police will only say that they have uncovered questions about that officer's conduct after the shooting. that officer was off-duty and apparently knows at least one of the children involved. >> reporter: detectives say 13- year-old monet turnage was inside the home saturday night. they were playing with a gun when it went off. monet was shot in the chest and killed. then police say two boys dragged her into the alley and hid her body. monet's mother said when her daughter failed to come home, she personally questioned the boys who were with her. >> i couldn't get a straight story out of either of them. >> reporter: turnage says the story of what happened doesn't add up.
>> we all know things happen. dial 911. what else can you do? somebody is hurt. and you witness it. you don't try to cover it up. you try to get them help. >> i really don't understand the story. i don't think that she was playing with a gun. >> they say monet was terrified of guns and wouldn't be around one. police say turnage was shot with a 22-caliber rifle. and say they are still trying to figure out who owns the gun. >> how did they get this gun? how was it unsecured? and how did it end up in the hands of a 12- and 13-year-old. >> reporter: monet's family is left to mourn the life of girl cut short. >> the two boys, ages 12 and 13, face charges of involuntary manslaughter. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> monet turnage was an 8th grader at william c. march middle school.
we will have much more on this investigation coming up all new at 5:00 and 6:00, on wjz. another maryland child is dead from playing with a gun. this time, it's a 4-year-old boy, on maryland's eastern shore. it happened on old railroad road in salisbury. maryland state police say 4- year-old jamal wolford junior was playing with his father's gun when it went off. the boy got a shot in the chest and died from his wound in the hospital. a baltimore county volunteer firefighter is seriously hurt, trying to free a car accident victim. the vehicle went off the guardrail this morning, trapping the driver. 22-year-old michael murphy was rescuing the driver, when he was hit by a very large tree limb. murphy has been treated and released from shock trauma. the driver is hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries. murphy is a volunteer with the lutherville fire department. good news at the pump for a change.
for the first time in nearly a month, gas prices are actually falling a little bit. jessica kartalija is live with tonight's pump watch report. >> every little bit counts, right, mary? increasing gas prices dropped by about 3-tenths of a cent. the nationwide average slipped less than a penny today. it's enough to end the streak of price hikes. pump prices rose about 28 cents during that gas period. last month, average cost for a gallon of regular was $3.52. gas already tops $4 per gallon in california, alaska and hawaii. mary? >> despite today's drop, analysts predict prices will continue to rise over the next several weeks. harrowing stories of survival. hundreds of national guard troops are rushing to the nation's heartland to help victims of this week's devastating tornadoes. greg black reports, some are
telling their tales from hospital beds. >> reporter: jason miller tried to help a family survive in indiana. but it swept him away, ultimately, killing all five, including 14-month-old rachel babcock. miller survived but said he saw death over his door. >> i put my arm over angel and was like, get down. i told her, lay down flat. kind of reached my arm in and said, get in, lay down flat. and i just started praying. >> reporter: a mother in indiana successfully used her body to shield her two kids. but she ended up losing one leg above the knee and the other leg above the ankle. >> i was reaching around, holding them. and trying to keep everything away from them so it didn't hit them. i had two steel beams on my legs. and i couldn't -- i couldn't move.
-- i was stuck. >> and a man in missouri got something precious back. >> gave my wife 10 years ago. i just kept digging and digging until i got to where it was at. in all of this, how do you find it? i called her. she was crying. >> reporter: meanwhile, kentucky senator mitch mcconnell says fema has started damage assessment in the hard- hit town. >> we will do everything we can to help these folks rebuild their lives. >> reporter: i'm greg black, reporting. >> reporter: the storms claim 40 lives in five states. well, good idea to grab a jacket if you're heading out any time soon. but take your sunglasses, too. it is chilly outside. but the sun is shining brightly. we'll talk to kristy in just a second. but here's meteorologist bernadette woods with the updated numbers from first warning weather. hi, bern. >> hello, mary. hello, everybody else. and a beautiful afternoon. we'll show you first warning
doppler radar. there is nothing going on in our area. as far as temperatures go, it's a little cooler than it has been for most of the winter. but still 46 degrees. 49 in d.c. couple of areas, just teetering on the 50-degree mark, which is actually on our average. but take a look at what is coming our way. a big-time warmup starting tomorrow. we'll have that forecast coming up. kai? >> bernadette, thank you. let's check on the roads with kristy breslin in traffic control. we're already off to a pretty busy start out there. traveling on that west side inner loop, you can expect to see delays there from baltimore national pike to security boulevard. the top side inner loop, pretty long stretch there. slow traffic from greenspring to the jones falls expressway. expect about 20 minutes to get through. on the outer loop, also slowing there from york road to charles street. and accidents include emerton road and wooddale. hillen road at 32nd street. east patapsco at fifth street. and also, north dundalk at bay
ship avenue. an easy, smooth drive for you. 95 on top of the tydings memorial bridge. 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 for your free consultation. back to you. still ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 4:00. skiers watch in horror as an avalanche rolls through a resort in france. see more of this incredible video. national health concerns. why a banned substance is sending people to the hospital. residents in a baltimore neighborhood, outraged after getting tickets for hundreds of dollars over cracks in the sidewalks. is it fair? wait until we show you what city-owned sidewalks look like in the same neighborhood. that's coming up. gloarsz spring-like -- glorious spring-like weather is coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
a giant avalanche rolls through a french ski resort. and it's all caught on video. skiers watch in awe, as snow came tumbling down the mountain side, demolishing the ski lift in its path. even though you don't see anyone, dozens of skiers were on that lift when it was struck. thankfully, nobody was hurt. tens of thousands of fans come to town for basketball's final four later this month. [ chanting ] >> drivers are chanting, malachi must go. they're referring to malachi hall, director of the taxicab bureau. drivers are upset, he's enforcing old rules, like making them have two-way radios in their cars. they say they can't afford the fees and if the city makes them go through with it, they'll stop driving. at war with baltimore's city hall, some residents are angry about thousands of
dollars in sidewalk repair citations. tonight, wjz investigates. adam may discovers homeowners aren't the biggest offenders. it's actually the city. there's a lot more sidewalks. >> ronald monk is furious with city hall, after the city says it is going to repair the section of sidewalk. more than a dozen residents in this lakeland neighborhood got citations. >> can you mmm measure -- measure it for me? how long is this brake? >> roughly half an inch. >> reporter: he says his wife who walks with a walker has no problem with this. and this cabinet maker who uses a ruler every day, says inspectors want to fine him too much money. >> so they even measured it wrong? >> right. >> this is a city-owned sidewalk just across the street. and check it out.
it is broken up so badly that grass is actually growing up through the cracks. >> this resident got a ticket. >> reporter: wjz showed pictures of the difference between the cited sidewalks and the crumbling city sidewalks to officials with the transportation department. >> does this seem right to you? >> no, it doesn't. you're right. >> reporter: city officials stand by their goal. >> we want people to be able to travel safely. and we don't want children to get hurt from cracks in the sidewalks. >> we're poor, hard-working, disabled people. just leave us alone. we don't have the money. >> adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> baltimore residents can expect an increase in sidewalk citations as we head into the summer construction season. an increase in aggravation on wall street. [ stock bells ringing ] more concerns about greece sends the market into a tailspin.
the dow was down 204 lolsz. nasdaq is down 40. let's go to new york, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. the dow jones industrial average chalked up its first triple-digit decline of the year. investors are worried greece is defaulting on its debt. lower face value and interest rate. the s.w.a.t. deal is vital for greece to cut its debt and get a bailout of $172 billion. without the bailout, greece could default on its lone this month. lehman brothers will start paying back creditors, april 17th. a new board of directors will leave the company as it continues to liquidate its companies and pay back creditors. gas prices are lower for the first time in 27 days. triple a says the average price of unleaded gas fell less than a penny to $3.76 a gallon.
but that's still 28 cents higher than a month ago. and the first oreo was sold in hoboken, new jersey 1912. since then, the cookie's cream- filled population has soared. more than 70 million oreos sell each day. oreos are now the number 1 of selling cookies in the u.s. for more, go to cbsmoneywatch.com. in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. a rhode island grandma is set for the rest of her life, after winning the sixth largest jackpot in history. 81-year-old louise won the power ball jackpot. a family spokesperson says she slept with the ticket in her bible before coming forward to take the big prize. she has decided to take the lump sum pavement. kai, it is $210 million. >> wow. good for her. >> nice. >> good for her.
>> you wonder. she jumped up and down when thes she matched those numbers. >> you know she did. >> and she put it right in her bible. going to pray on it. >> uh-huh. >> thank the lord, right? >> that's right. coming up on eyewitness news at 4:00. back-to-back quakes. why experts are worried there will be more on the west coast and soon. the men's basketball team at one maryland university is going to the big dance. we're talking ncaa. i'm weijia jiang. hear from team members, coming up next. a bit cooler than we've gotten used to. but wait until you see what's in 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. [ male announcer ] scrubbologists have made a remarkable leap forward
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now, today, we had the sunshine return. even though there's a little bit of a chill in the air. we're close to that average. let's show you where we tapped out so far today. 47 degrees. the average is 50. so slightly below it after a cold morning. tonight, we will drop down into the 20s. but there is warmer air moving our way. 46 now in baltimore. look at all of those 40s across the map. it is 39 in ocean city. keeping temperatures a little bit down. and you can see that also when we zoom in closer. if you're close to that water, it's in the low 40s. so it will knock a few degrees off of those temperatures. winds are turning around to the south. and that's going to bring up this warmer air over the next couple of days. and we have to show this to you. it is 67 in chicago right now. 57 in minneapolis, even near 70 degrees in denver. and all of that air is moving in our direction. so we'll start to feel that tomorrow. in addition to that, though, still clear skies, with high pressure in control. it's going to be a beautiful afternoon tomorrow. the next storm is out there. it won't move our way until later in the week, though. here's part of a warm front
that is passing by to our north. that's going to bring the warmer air our way. and as bee said, we're going -- we said, we're going back up to about 60 degrees tomorrow. then thursday, upper 60s. then we'll start to see the warm air coming our way. chance for rain thursday night into friday. and when this storm gets out of here, it will knock down temperaturessa we head toward -- temperatures, as we head toward the weekend. let's look at the forecast for you. on the waters. look at this. south winds, 10 to 15 knots. could see advisories go into effect. sunset, 6:25. and remember, pretty sure it's this weekend that we spring forward with the clocks. it's going to be a chilly one. going down to 29 degrees. tomorrow, though, sunshine out there. and we begin our warmup. going to 62 degrees am then we go up from there over the next couple of days. but we'll see the chance for rain moving our way on thursday afternoon, thursday night, and continue into friday here. >> looks nice for tomorrow, though. >> gorgeous. >> love it. need that warm air again.
thanks, bern. don't miss tonight's primetime cbs lineup at 10:00. and stay tuned for eyewitness news at 11:00. scott pelley has a preview of what's coming up tonight on the cbs evening news. it's campaign 2012's biggest day yet. and our cbs news correspondents are with the republican front runners as they battle to win super tuesday. we'll have complete, live coverage of campaign 2012 tonight on the cbs evening news. i'm alex demetrick. coming up, a legal fight in maryland to carry concealed weapons for self-defense. that story as eyewitness news continues. angry survivors want money, justice and truth. the first criminal hearing into the costa concordia shipwreck. president obama's message to mitt romney. and why it had everyone at a news conference laughing. eyewitness news at 4:00 continues with denise and vic after this. mine was earned over the south pacific in 1943.
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it's 4:29. 46 degrees. partly sunny. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm vic carter. >> i'm denise koch. here's what people are talking about randall pinkston reports for wjz from washington. >> in his first news conference of the year, president obama faced questions about iran's nuclear program. tensions are growing, after israel threatened to attack iran and present that country from building a nuclear weapon. >> we have a window of opportunity where this can still be resolved diplomatically. that's not just my view. it's the view of top intelligence officials. it's the view of top israeli officials. >> reporter: and he took aim. >> when i see some of these folks who have a lot of bluster
and a lot of big talk, but when you actually ask them specifically what they would do, it turns out, they repeat the things that we have been doing over the last three years. >> reporter: he also said u.s. military action against the regime against syrian president basmash as -- bashar assad could be a mistake. >> rising gas prices were also mentioned at the news conference. the president saying he's looking at some quick solutions, such as opening bottlenecks in the supply chain. >> i want to get gas prices lower because they hurt families. >> reporter: and he took a question from cbs's noria o'don -- nora o'donnell about criticism romney has aimed at him. >> what would you like to say to mitt romney? >> good luck tonight. >> reporter: the president will be back on the road wednesday, talking about his economic plans. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news.
>> president obama also rolled out some plans to help homeowners. he announced an agreement with major banks to repay members of the armed services who face wrongful foreclosures or were denied lorer interest rates. an iraqi man shouldn't have been in the capital in the first place. they say that's why its new immigrant exit tracking system is so important. it helps track when immigrants overstay their visas. like ammin alkhalify. the program will likely be presented to congress in the coming weeks. the first court hearing into the costa concordia disaster gets under way in italy. but not in the courtroom. kai is live with more. >> reporter: so many people attended the session that it had to be moved to a local theater. hundreds of survivors showed up. the luxury liner crashed off the coast of italy in january. 25 people were killed. seven are still missing.
prosecutors will have until july to decide whether there is enough evidence to try the ship's captain. denise? >> thank you, kai. the captain is accused of causing the wreck and then abandoning ship. the state of new jersey is mourning the loss of one of its representatives. donald pane passed away today from complications from cancer. painwas 77 years old. he fought off a home invader now. a maryland man has fought off a state gun control law. alex demetrick reports, it's a legal victory for carrying a concealed weapon for self- protection. >> reporter: buying a handgun in maryland means paperwork and a background check by state police. to carry a concealed gun for self-protection takes a special permit. granted to those. >> mr. woler was the victim of a home invasion on christmas eve, of all times in 2002. >> reporter: the suspect was captured by raymond woller and
his son. he's now out of jail. >> when he went to renew his conceal permit, he didn't get it. >> despite the fact that the criminal lives just miles away. the spite the -- despite the fact that it had taken police two hours to respond, that he had failed to show what period maryland state police call a good and substantial reason to carry a firearm. >> reporter: a group challenging maryland's law. woolard won, on the grounds -- >> people have the right to bear and keep arms in maryland. that means they don't need to prove they have the right to exercise it. >> maryland's attorney will appeal the ruling and will ask for a stay to keep the current permit process in place. >> we are quite confident we'll prevail on appeal. >> but it won't come without a fight here. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> the lawsuit does not challenge the background checks and other requirements of a
common gun permit. the u.s. is expressing renewed concerns over a banned synthetic drug. mary bubala has more on what officials are saying about the drug known as spice. >> reporter: the use of the drug is now being viewed as potentially life-threatening. this, after three young people in wyoming were hospitalized with kidney failure and a dozen others sickened after smoking blueberry flavored spice. drug experts say it is marketed to young people as herbal incense and creates a marijuana- like high when smoked like a joint or cigarette. investigators say those who have gotten sick range in age from late teens to early 20s. denise? >> thank you; bans on spice are in several states including wyoming. it is also banned in ocean city. you have heard of having your dog spayed or neuters. but how about rat. >> they are asking rat owners to do just that. they want rats, gerbils and
small mals -- small animals to be sterilized. let's take a turn now to weather. i'm not sure what the transition is here. it is a clear, sunny afternoon. here's a live look outside. you'll need a jacket. but it's a glorious, winter weather nonetheless. meteorologist bernadette woods is here now with updated numbers from first warning weather. nothing related to you about this. >> we're just going to move on with the weather there. okay. >> let's show you first warning doppler radar. clear as can be. barely a cloud out there today. part of a warm front that is going to bring much warmer air our way. 46 degrees now in baltimore. take a look at temps arn the region. -- around the region. everyone starting a couple of degrees higher than yesterday. but that's about it. because take a look at what is coming our way. starting tomorrow, we jump up to near 60 degrees and even warmer on thursday. we'll have that forecast coming up. denise? >> thank you, bernadette. let's check on the roads now
with kristy breslin. >> hi, denise. hi, everyone. we have a couple of accidents to update you on. if you're traving in-- traveling in harford county. we also have emerton road at bayview. if you're traveling in or around the city, we have a crash we're watching, east patapsco. also, dundalk at vadiagonal road. on the other side inner loop, baltimore to security boulevard. and the top side inner loop continues to crawl from greenspring avenue to the jfx. as far as the outer loop goes, you will see a minor slowdown in that direction. expect about 10 minutes from york road to charles street. and let's now take a live look. as you can see, we have a lot of congestion there. that's 70 westbound at 29. also a little sun glare as well. 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.
greyhounds. loyola punching their ticket to the tournament. weijia jiang has more. >> reporter: with this bucket of the game. >> ask that should do it. >> reporter: the loyola university greyhounds earned a ticket to the big dance. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: for the first time since 1994, the men's basketball team is headed to the ncaa tournament, after beating out fairfield university monday, loyola claimed the metro atlantic athletic conference title. >> it was tears of joy. , hugging, laughing. >> we met up with buoy native, less than 24 hours after the game. players made sure this precious cargo never left their sight. >> that's like our national championship.
it means everything to us. >> it hasn't quite sunk in yet. i know it will sink in the next few days. but like i said, it's a dream come true. >> reporter: on campus, the excitement is undeniable. >> the fact that we're going to be dancing. it's giving life to the school that we need. and the university. we are so proud of the team. and it's just awesome. >> with head coach jimmy patsos took over, the record was 1-27, making this victory, that much sweeter. >> got a text from all of my ravens fans. we were lucky to finish it off. but we're the pride of baltimore. >> studentsa the loyola are actually on spring break for the week. but when they return on monday, there will certainly be a huge celebration for the team. in baltimore, weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> and you can find out where loyola will play in the ncaa tournament during the tournament selection show, which you can watch live here sunday, at 6:00 p.m. now, march madness is
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in new england, two men face a judge, after an emotional attack inside a courtroom. relatives jumped the barrier and attacked the murder suspect during a hearing monday. both the men were arrested and charged with assault ask resisting arrest, after facing a judge today, both men were released on their own recognizance. a turbulent end to anti- government protests on the streets of st. petersburg.
riot police were dispersed to help break up the thousands of people who showed up. the protest came days after vladimir putin was reelected for a third time as the president of russia. in syria, a growing number of people are trying to flee. as monica villa mazar reports, more than throe,000 are trying to cross the border in the past three days. these families are among hundreds trying to escape the violence in syria. the exodus starts at night, when it's less dangerous and mainly quiet. but some can't control their emotions. this woman asks, why are we homeless? because we ask for freedom? act activists call it a disaster in the making. 80,000 to jordan. government forces are blocking the red cross from bringing
humaneitarian aid bowar torn parts of the country. now, china is trying to intervene, sending an envoy to broker a cease-fire. president obama says he still believes diplomacy can end the violence, despite calls from senator john mccain to take military action. >> assad needs to know that he will not win. >> but many have stopped waiting for outside help. this woman says troops took our husbands and slaughtered them like sheep. too terrified to try to escape, they are simply struggling to stay alive. monica villa miczar, wjz eyewitness news. >> fighting is also getting more intense in the city of herock. that's where the upreadings began. activists say a 15-year-old boy and another were killed there today. another incident of pepper spraying on the uc california
davis. >> a judge has temporarily barred the university task force from releasing its finding today. that's the scene from november. but during a hearing today, a superior court judge issued a temporary restraining order, issued pie the police union. last november, police officers doused protestors with pepper spray. union eventual -- officials say they want the involved officers, including home addresses, removed before the report is made public. denise? >> university attorneys want the report released in its entirety. the next court hearing is scheduled for march 16th. a terrifying moment in colorado, as a young woman passes out behind the wheel and her son calls for help! >> 911. >> this is an majority. our car broke down and my mom
is dying. we need your help. >> reporter: police say the girl's 10-year-old daughter called 911 after the mother fell into diabetic shock with the vehicle still in motion. an officer quickly arrived, was able to put it into park. the girls are okay and their mother is alive. a pair of earthquakes struck just seconds apart. as gill diaz reports, some locals say it was the strongest tremor they felt in years. >> we felt a first bump. then we knew something was going on. then our three cats cats and dogs started to jump on the bed a little bit. >> yes, there were two wake quakes. just 8 seconds apart. over 13,000 people reporting it to the usgf. >> i didn't know what it was at first. i thought it was someone knocking at the door at first. >> reporter: first occurred at 5:33. the second bigger jolt
measuring 4.0 centered in el cerrito. >> we always have aftershocks, or almost always. and this could be a precursor to a bigger event. statistically, looking at california history, there's a 5 to 10% chance that an earthquake is followed by a larger earthquake in the next few days. >> reporter: they were the biggest quakes debbie felt since moving to el cerrito nine years ago. she discovered this huge crack in the ceiling. >> we have mixed feelings because we never had cracks before. and we're right on top of the fault. but it's pretty disturbing to know, okay, we're not foolproof. >> reporter: at the mira vista country club, a shake monitor in the vicinity sent realtime data directly to the usgs. >> everything seemed to be good. >> reporter: pg&e did not report any outages. and the local fire station did not get any emergency calls. what happened in the east bay not once but twice, in just a few seconds, turned out to be
one heck of a wake-up call. >> no serious damage or injuries were reported. in today's consumer watch, a sudden trade decision overseas is pushing cotton prices, closer to an all-time high. the cost of cotton surged this week, after officials in india, banned all cotton exports, fearing a possible supply crunch. analysts say the move caught the entire industry offguard. and clothing manufacturers are responding by raising prices on their products. see what oprah has cooking up inside her santa barbara kitchen. mark steines has more from hollywood. coming up on entertainment tonight. oprah and steadman. they have been together for nearly three decades now. but rarely has the world been able to see what they have cooking in their private life. tonight, that all changes as we take you inside their santa barbara kitchen. >> when steadman and i are alone, i basically do all the cooking. i just usually make up stuff,
based on what is in the refrigerator. >> reporter: it's oprah's recipe for romance. >> oprah is a good cook. chefs don't have anything on her. >> chefs do. >> no. but you're a fantastic cook. gee she cook -- >> reporter: she cooks up a special grilled sandwich just for steadman. >> one day there was turkey, avocado in there. it's all done with love. as it should be. that's why we call it the love sandwich. >> she dishes all about her delicious creations, including lemon zest pasta. and my my juice. the main ingredients are all the same. >> it's all done with love. which it should be. so if you've had me make the love sandwich for you, you have to be somebody i care about. >> i'm a lucky guy. no question. also tonight, johnny depp in london, as a 200-year-old vampire. and spilling madmen secrets in new york. we'll have that and more coming
up later on entertainment tonight. and that's at 7:30, here on wjz 13. >> i learned something. every time you make a sandwich, you have to make it with love. >> that's right. it tastes better that way. more flavor. >> same with of way with the -- same way with the forecast. much warmer air is on the way. meteorologist bernadette ,,,,,,,,s the updated forecast
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live look outside right now. was asked at the mall, when will spring really get here. and i gave them the meteorological answer. meteorological springs of march. real spring, march 20th. >> and on the feel of things, it's going to arrive tomorrow once again. we've had a few rounds of it. and it is coming back. let's show you today, though, first, before we get to that. we were in the 40s. with that sunshine, we didn't warm up all that much. 47 degrees is where we topped out. slightly below average. absolutely beautiful outside right now. take a look at temperatures at this hour. 50 degrees in cumberland. a little cooler, 39 in ocean city, with that influence from the water, which is still very chilly this time of year. we'll take you closer and show
you a lot of 40s across the map right now. but starting tomorrow, this south wind is going to bring up much warmer air. and these temperatures are really going to jump. you say where's spring? there it is. 60s in chicago. 67 degrees right now. it's close to 60 in minneapolis. and close to 70 in denver. didn't you know, these are usually cold places in march. but that's the air that is moving in our direction. tomorrow, high pressure in control. we're going to see a lot of sunshine out there. and those temperatures jump into the low 60s. then on thursday, we're in the upper 60s. but by thursday, the clouds start to come back in from the northwest. and the next storm is going to arrive. here it is. it's pretty far out there. beautiful day tomorrow. but here come those clouds on thursday. then the rain is going to follow thursday night into friday. when the front passes through, it's going to knock down our temperatures heading into the weekend. but closer to average, nothing all that extreme, as we really haven't had much of that this season at all. on the waters, with this going on. we see the winds out of the
south tomorrow. starting to pick up. we could see small craft advisories back in effect during that time. sunset, 6:05 p.m. sunset, 6:29 a.m. forecast. going down to 29 degrees. it will be chilly, but seasonably chilly out there. sunshine aplenty. going up to 62 degrees for our high. and that is just the beginning. thursday, we go into the upper 60s. however, we see clouds come in during the day. and rain possible thursday night into friday. but still, rain, maybe a couple of thunderstorms. wet, not frozen as most people, i think, like this time of year. and that's what we got in the forecast. >> thunderstorms we could take. >> yes. >> snow flurries, no. we're done. we never had it. >> thanks, bernadette. still to come tonight on eyewitness news. dead at 13. a young girl's body found in this darling neighborhood alley. i'm derek valcourt, with a search for answers, coming up ,,
coming up next on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. new details and a 13-year-old found dead. wjz is live with the latest. leopold under fire. another day, another no- confidence vote under way. i'm mike hellgren, with new insight into the indictment of the anne arundel county executive. did he wield too much power? men's basketball team at one maryland university is going to the big dance. we're talking ncaa. i'm weijia jiang. hear from team members, coming up next. >> check in for more on these stories. we'll have all the day's breaking news. >> eyewitness news at 5:00 starts now.
shocking suspension. a 13-year-old girl found dead in east baltimore. >> now a morph is on -- police officer is on leave. what the department is saying about it. >> hi, everybody. i'm mary bubala. >> i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. >> two juveniles arrested after what police call the accidental shooting of a 13-year-old girl. well, now, a baltimore city police officer has been suspended as a result of the investigation into her death. wjz is live. derek valcourt has more on what police are saying about the officer's involvement. derek? >> it is stunning news tonight, mary. sources tell wjz that the gun used in this shooting was found inside a baltimore city police officer's car. >> reporter: this is what a