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protests and attacks after a massacre in afghanistan. >> the chilling warning to america, after a suspected soldier's shooting spree. >> hi, everybody. i'm mary bubala. >> i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. >> massacre in afghanistan. president obama is promising a full investigation into the murders of 16 afghan citizens, allegedly at the hands of a u.s. soldier. danielle nottingham reports for wjz. the taliban says the u.s. will pay. >> reporter: chanting "death to america," protestors in afghanistan burned an effigy of president obama. they are demanding a public trial for the u.s. soldier accused of killing 16 people, including women and children. the soldier, a 38-year-old
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father of two, is in custody. president obama assured the afghan people there will be justice in this case. >> the killing of innocent civilians and outrageous and it's unacceptable. it is not who we are as a country. and it does not represent our military. >> reporter: the taliban has promised revenge. tuesday, militants opened fire on a government delegation attending a memorial service for the victim. an afghan soldier was killed. >> reporter: the u.s. is pulling 23,000 soldiers out of afghanistan by september. it is part of the obama administration's plan to get most troops out by 2014. >> reporter: the new york times is reporting that the white house is considering speeding up the withdrawal. >> i do not believe that there is any reason at this point to make any changes with regards to our strategy and for the process of drawing down. >> reporter: this is the third
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time this year the u.s. has infuriated the afghan people. last month, six americans were killed after the koran was burned at a u.s. military base. and in january, video surfaced of marines urinating on e bodies of taliban fighters. at the white house, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: and taliban insurgents opened fire on two brothers of afghan president hamid karzai today. the men were leaving a memorial service for the 16 villagers killed in the massacre. they were, though, unharmed. defense request denied. a pennsylvania judge makes a critical ruling in pretrial motions in the jerry sandusky case. vic is in the newsroom to explain what happened. >> attorneys said he is filing a motion to discuss abuse charges against their client. today, a judge denied a request for more specific details about the charges facing the former opinion state coach. defense attorneys say if the state can't detail charges,
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they can't adequately defend their client. the judge also ruled the names of the people involved and identified as victims, remain under seal. kai, back to you. >> vic, thank you. 68-year-old sandusky is accused of sexually abusing 10-year-old boys over a 15-year period. a warning over the shooting of a student at the university of maryland, college park. mike hellgren has new information on the investigation. >> reporter: the 19-year-old is getting a psychiatric evaluation. police painstakingly tracked him down, after anonymous postings on the internet. >> reporter: police say alexander song, an honor student at the university of maryland college park, placed his threats of a shooting rampage anonymously online. and made threats serious enough for people to be concerned. >> he was very emotionally distraught, to the point of shaking and crying. >> i actually found out from one of my good friends who
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actually saw the article firsthand on redit and actually was one of the people to turn information to police. >> he said he was immediately like very scared about it. >> he went on to say essentially, dude, if you're joking, you better speak up. because you're scaring me, and i'm going to alert some authorities. mr. song wrote back, laughing out loud, lol, go ahead, you don't even know what campus i'm talking about. >> reporter: between late saturday night and early sunday morning, police tracked the messages to song's computer. >> the website administrators were in california. we were met with unanswered calls and so forth. and we had to work throughout the night to actually make that contact. >> reporter: song reportedly told friends he was stressed. he told police that, too, when they came to his dorm after reports he was making lots of noise, just days before this incident. song had no weapons when he was taken into custody. >> it was really reassuring to see that they got on top of it, as soon as they saw news of that. >> reporter: song is from
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fulton, in howard county. mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: and police have charged song with a misdemeanor that carries up to six months in jail. >> an overly woman, missing and presumed dead in a case. jessica kartalija with the story. >> reporter: today, the pinellas county sheriff's office is second adding $25,000 to the reward. roth welgrew up in florida march 12th, 2011. friends say he was on her way to break up with her boyfriend. roth wel's family says they believe that kelly is dead, but they want to bring her body home. perry moved to new york abruptly, after roth weldisappeared. kai? >> roth welwas training as a police cadet when she disappeared. some good news on the jobs front in maryland. in january, the state added 5,000 jobs, lowering the unemployment rate to 6 1/2%. the figure is the state's
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lowest since january of 2009. the national unemployment figure is at 8.3%. nearly all of the job growth, 82%, was created in the private sector. looks like winter is over, despite what the calendar says. wjz is in towson today and found people outside enjoying the above-average temperatures. some at the park, others in the garden, whatever. look at that. we all need to get in our gardens, don't we? here's a look at a pleasant afternoon, with clouds and sunshine. wjz has weather and traffic together. meteorologist bernadette woods is here with the updated numbers from first warning weather. >> hello, kai. and we continue to say this and sound like a broken record. but another very warm afternoon. showing you first warning doppler radar. and there is a chance for a thunderstorm or two as we head through the next couple of hours. it's a very small chance. but we're seeing clouds building up. and it looks like this may be a shower popping up pretty far north. but these are going to be few and far between. let's take a look temperature- wise. 79 degrees. it is 80 degrees in d.c. we
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knew it would warm up today, but i think we even underdid the warmup. wow, look at these numbers. compared to yesterday at this time, we're still about 5 or 10 degrees warmer. and remember, we warmed it up yesterday. and this trend, believe it or not, is going to continue. we'll have that forecast coming up. >> really like the sound of that, bern. let's check in on our roads here. here's kristy breslin. well, news isn't so great out there on the roadways. if you're traveling on that west side inner loop, already stop and go there, from the harbor tunnel throughway to wilkens avenue. as far as the west side outer loop goes, congestion there, from 295 past liberty road. and the north side of the outer loop slows down from york road past the harrisburg expressway. if you are traveling on northbound 95, some congestion as well, from 195 past the beltway on that southwest side. we have a few accidents as well. west side inner loop. some slowing there, because of a crash at stevenson road. that one on the right-hand shoulder. some downed wires wire to watch out for.
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and an accident in rosedale. pulaski highway at 68th street. taking a look at drive times, traveling on the inner loop, from 95 to 795. 33 miles per hour average. and 19 hadn't minutes to get through. let's now take a live look. as you can see, everything moving along just fine there at spaghetti junction. this traffic report is brought to you by the cochran firm. if you or someone you know have suffered a personal injury, call 1-800-the firm. or these them online at for your free consultation. back to you. communion controversy. today, a priest who refused to give the host to a lesbian is being punished. he's now on leave, which the archdiocese of washington say is part of an unrelated investigation. >> reporter: father marcel guarnizo, cannot work as a priest in the archdiocese in washington. his post withdrawn, pending an investigation into what authorities termed credible allegations that the father had
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engaged in intimidating behavior toward parish staff and others, not responsive, they say, because he -- not specifically, they say, because he refuse said to give communion to a lesbian. johnson was at her mother's funeral with her partner. but father guarnizo told her she was living in sin and cannot receive the host. catholic law says that those in sin should not receive the host of christ's body and blood. >> i think he was just acting on his belief as a christian. >> reporter: but the washington archdiocese says communion is not the place to confront someone or judge their heart. >> you don't do it in public. you have a one-to-one conversation with the person in private. >> reporter: johnson's family issued a statement saying it was hopeful that the bishop's decision will ensure no others will have to undergo the
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traumatic experiences brought upon their family. >> reporter: it is unclear just where father guarnizo is right now, or how long the investigation will take. >> reporter: two local universities will go head to head in the first round of the women's ncaa tournament. fans watch with the university of maryland terps last night, as they learn their road to the title goes through navy. maryland is the number 2 seed. they'll host navy at the comcast center. terps are trying to win their second national title in the last seven years. and we want to invite you to try your hand at the wjz bracket challenge. you can challenge marty, mark, stan, bob, bernadette, tim, mary, adam, dawn and myself. and radio personal its,105.7, the fan. just find link, quickly. still ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 4:00. significant damage. how the boeing 737 ended upside down in atlanta.
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his girlfriend is copping a plea. why victims of suspected mobster whitey bulger aren't happy about it. new reasons to avoid eating red meat. you don't want to miss this in healthwatch. another short-sleeve day in maryland. get your updated first warning forecast. that made ben really sad. he wrote a law so every kid can see a dentist. we have special dental van that goes from school to school. he even helps make sure we learn how to brush our teeth. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too.
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high-speed chase caught a student on a bus. >> have you guys got a report of any stolen school buses? >> it happened in new mexico. police officers from several jerusalems were involved in the chase -- jerusalems, which were involved in the chase, went for for 70 miles. police say at one point, it was going over 70 miles per hour. they eventually threw down spike strips. the driver is facing numerous charges.
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this is what crews were dealing with today in atlanta. the plane wbtd off the runway, while mechanics were testing it early this morning. officials say the braking system failed, sending the jet down the embankment. no passengers were on board and no one was hurt. the girlfriend of reputed mob boss, whitey bulgure is changing her tune and some are not happy. katherine greg was on the run with bulgure for 16 years. >> reporter: relatives of some of reputed mobster whitey bulger's victims who met with prosecutors monday are angry. >> she's pretty much, if you ask me, like everybody else, got a sweetheart deal. >> reporter: they were told greg will plead guilty to three charges related to helping bulger avoid capture. but while some could get life in prison, she will get as much as 32 months total. >> we could have had our
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questions answered 16 years ago. >> reporter: last month, greg and bulger were arrested at this apartment in santa monica, where they had been living under false identities for more than a decade. law enforcement officers uncovered a large cache of money and weapons. >> reporter: over $100,000 in cash. more than 30 firearms. several types of knives. and several pieces of false identification. >> reporter: bulger, the head of the notorious winter hill gang in washington, was one of those wanted for murder in the 1980s and 90s. he had fled boston in 1994, after a corrupt fbi agent told him he was about to be indicted. in a signed statement, greg admitted to a close personal relationship with bulger being helping him obtain social security numbers but coughed up remarkably little about the money, found in the apartment, or any of bulger's crimes. >> i think there are so many deals made. and nobody is in jail. nobody is walking around.
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and nobody is taking any consideration for the families. >> that was jim axelrod reporting. under the plea deal, grieg, will not have to testify against bulger and the government will not seek forfeiture of her house. stocks are sunny as the weather. all markets posted big gains. dow was up 218, back over the 13,000 mark. s&p up 25. nasdaq up 56. over the 3,000 mark. let's go to new york, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. the federal reserve is a bit more upbeat about the job market and the global economy. after its policy meeting, the fed noted that the unemployment rate has declined and should keep falling. it also said strains in the global financial market have eased. fed chief ben bernanke held off. and pledged once again to keep interest rates at record lows through at least 2014. americans stepped up their
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spending last month. the commerce department says retail sales rose more than 1%. it's the biggest gain in five months. some of the increase reflected higher gas prices. but consumers also brought more cars, clothing and appliances. the obama administration is putting new pressures on china to lift restrictions on american electronics and high- tech goods, including tvs and hybrid car batteries. the white house is asking the world trade organization to convince china to allow more free trade. and higher fuel costs are chipping away at some of the biggest airlines. southwest is warning it won't turn a profit this quarter because of high oil prices. and delta lowered its profits for the quarter. jet fuel has risen every year since 2008 and is now the biggest expense for most u.s. airlines. that's your money watch. for more, go to in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. an apazzing art discovery in italy. art detectives say they believe
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they have found traces. a leonardo da vinci masterpiece. it is on a hidden wall in a palace in florence. they say it has not been seen in over four centuries. the traces contained a black pigment, also used in da vinci's mona lisa painting. >> sounds like another dan brown novel waiting to happen. >> with lots of conspiracies. why is the wall hidden. >> that's right. coming up on eyewitness news at 4:00. talking on the radio about crashing our planes. >> the fear from inside a jet blue plane. when a flight attendant causes a security scare. a student took in competition with $1.6 million in scholarships up for grabs. we'll introduce you to the students who are competing to win it all. no march madness when it comes to the weather. more good news in your first warning weather forecast. wjz 13 is always on. for the top stories on, instant updates and first warning weather all the time,
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oh, right at the inner harbor, the place to be today. >> yeah, bernadette, i think the three of us need to go down there and just do a weather story. >> yeah. as soon as we're done with this, why don't we just go? wouldn't that be nice? >> that works. >> i'll warm up the car and we'll go. sounds great. it is just fantastic outside. we have a few days to do this beautiful weather. if you didn't get a chance to do this today, you'll have another chance over the next few days. there is a thunderstorm that has popped up. it is very small. not going to see much of this. but as the actual cold front comes through, there is this chance. and you can see, it's just around conowingo now. and it's moving off to the east. we'll switch it over and show you. we had a few showers. those got out of here. and look what happened. gorgeous weather. now, as the actual weather comes through, we could see a thunderstorm or two, but very few at that. temperatures, really the big story today. 79 degrees is where we've topped out so far today. we still have the chance to eke out an 80. that is possible. it's not quite the record of 85
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degrees. but look, the average is still just 53. we are so far above average right now. at this hour, we're coming in at 79. it is 80 in d.c. the cooler spots are along the water. because the water is still so chilly. the bay temps are in the 40s. when we take in a little closer, you're going to see that 4 annapolis, in the 60s. kent island in the 60s. so knock off 10 to, in some cases, 15 degrees. but the thing is, it's still way above average in those locations. winds around to the west. and that's going to continue to bring this warm air in our direction. look how warm it is. it's 66 in bismarck. that's how far north this air has come. even though there's a cold front moving through right now. we're not really going to cool down all that much. chance for a shower, thunderstorm. that dies down overnight. tomorrow, sunshine returns as high pressure is back in control. we'll watch for another front to come our way. thursday, really more so into friday and saturday. elr we'll probably see some clouds on it thursday.
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showers friday into saturday. all the while, it is going to remain very warm. because the storm track is going to remain off to the north. this is all just the summertime pattern. the forecast comes together like this on the water. small craft advisories in effect until 7:00 tonight. but then we're going to see the winds die down. bay temp, 46 degrees. that's why if you're on the water, it definitely is a little cooler down there. tonight, we're going down to 50. that is about it. tomorrow, take a look at this. sunshine, up to 75 degrees. now, that's behind a cold front in mid-march. so we're still talking over 20 degrees above average. >> wow. >> behind a cold front. >> amazing. >> it's wild. >> i know. it is wild. that's the word. for something crazy going on. >> thank you. don't miss tonight's primetime lineup at 10:00. it's the hit drama, unforgettable. scott pelley has a preview of what's coming up tonight on the cbs evening news. he was bullied about being
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79 degrees and partly cloudy. hello, everyone. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm vic carter. >> and i'm denise koch. here's what people are talking b. >> the trial of a rutgers student is heading into the final stretch. closing arguments are under way in the case of daroon ravi, accused of spying on his former college roommate, who later killed himself. >> reporter: daroon ravi's attorneys insist he was acting like a kid, not a criminal when he was spying on his roommate. >> an 18-year-old boy, a kid, a freshman, had an encounter that he wasn't ready for. >> reporter: attorney steven altman claimed ravi set up a web cam because he was worried tyler clemente's guest might steal his ipad. >> that's what motivated the whole incident, not what they were doing sexually. who is this guy and why is he in the room? and why am i being shut out of
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my room? >> reporter: fighting a cold, he asked for a break, part way through his summation. delaying the closing. >> reporter: ravi is facing 15 criminal counts. the most serious charge is bias intimidation, a hate crime, that could bring up to eight years behind bar. -- bars. >> nothing. nothing. >> reporter: even after finding out ravi had spied on him, clemente had invited a guest, an older man, back to his room. ravi was accused of setting up a web cam. >> he put it to sleep to make sure it wouldn't happen again. >> his roommate jumped from a bridge. ravi decided not to take the stand. >> you decided you would prefer not to testify, am i correct? >> yes. >> reporter: the jury will begin its deliberations on wednesday. in new brunswick, new jersey.
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randall pinkston, wjz. >> as mentioned, clemente killed himself after the incident with the web cam, but ravi is not charged with his death. kai is in the newsroom with more on the search. >> reporter: italian authorities say they're planning to use sophisticated robots in the search. the officials say the goal is to use the machines to search dive areas that the divers cannot reach. the concordia ran into a reef off the coast of italy in january. navy department and firefighters searched for weeks, dodging furniture and rotting debris. >> 25 bodies have been found so far. police continue their investigation into a deadly accident in anne arundel county. it happened last night in the 5700 block near blaine road. cheryl hows of church ston. police say she was seen running from the area of a nearby fire. investigators are still trying
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to figure out if there is a connection between the fire and the crash. former illinois governor rod blagojevich will soon head to prison. he's expected to head to court. he was convicted for an attempt to profit from an open senate seat, after then senator barack obama won the presidency. blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in jail, after a jury returned 17 verdicts against him. two closely-fought primaries are under way in alabama. republican voters in alabama could shake up or settle the race for the gop nomination. >> reporter: newt gingrich is making one final push for support in alabama. >> i'd love to have your votes. if you haven't already voted, it's this afternoon. e-mail all of your friends or tweet them. >> reporter: gingrich is putting all of his focus on the south and needs a good showing in alabama and mississippi to keep his campaign alive. the former house speaker trailed mitt romney and rick santorrum in the delegate
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count. santorum says romney should step aside. >> no matter what. we go next to illinois, and he's sitting at 10% in the state of illinois. >> reporter: gingrich says he has no plans to drop out and is vowing to go all the way to the convention. >> reporter: there is no clear win in today's primary, making every vote critical. >> the majority of republican voters in alabama, identify themselves as evangelicals. >> i'm looking for somebody with experience. i'm looking for somebody with some tenacity and honesty. and i'm looking for somebody hois a christian. >> reporter: romney has had trouble making end roads with christian conservatives. >> if i become president of the united states, my job is going to be to make sure that you have great jobs, we have good incomes again, have gas prices down, and keep our money here in this country. >> reporter: he is already in missouri, where voters head to polls. but he is hoping to pull off a
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victory today, to show off he can win in the south. >> and there is also a primary contest in hawaii today, where republicans are holding a caucus. ron paul did not campaign in any of the states voting today. he's looking ahead to illinois, which holds a primary next week. there is a new study out about eating red meat. and it may be hard to swallow. mary is live in the newsroom with more. >> reporter: the study says eating red meat increases your risk of dying young by 20%. harvard university researchers track more than 120,000 men and women for more than two decades. they found eating a small serving of unprocessed red meat daily, like hamburgers and roast beef, resulted in a 13% higher risk of premature death from heart disease ask cancer. if the meat was processed like hot dog or bacon, the risk jumped to 22%. >> the study suggests that substituting red meat with fish and poultry, nuts, beans, may
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help people to live longer. seems like spring, maybe summer is here. but technically, today's weather is convincing. this is what people were up to in towson, enjoying the warm weather. now, for a live look outside. still a gorgeous day. hard to believe, we keep saying this, it's only march. wjz has weather and traffic together. bob is here with the updated numbers from first warning weather. >> normal for the end of may. that's how warm is out there. look at radar. i found one -- one tiny little shower. and here it is. right on the susquehanna. it's dying out. right over conowingo. may be raining there for the next five minutes or so. it's moving off toward the rising sun. and that's the only shower i can find. still a chance in the next hour or two of something maybe popping up. a little stuff down here in virginia. slim chance. but you might get a brief shower of the take a look at temperatures. believe it or not, it got up now to 79 degrees at the airport. d.c. coming in at 80 degrees down in pax river, even on the
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river there, 77. cool spot, oakland at 63. and these temperatures today, are 8, 11, 9, 15 degrees warmer than they were yesterday. so these temperatures this afternoon, are 20 to 30 degrees above normal for this time of year. really, unprecedented. and it's common all over the eastern united states. vic? >> okay. keep it coming, bob. let's check in on the roads with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. well, i wish my news was quite as good as bob's. but we still have some delays that we're dealing with out there. traveling northbound 95. stop and go from 395 to the harbor tunnel throughway. on the top side inner loop, you will see delays over to stevenson lane. the earlier accident of stevenson lane has been cleared. the west side outer loop, stop and go there, from the harbor tunnel throughway to 70. and the north side outer loop continues to crawl. from york road to the harrisburg expressway. as far as accidents go.
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pulaski highway at 68th street in the rosedale area. and we have downed wires that may affect your drive. eastern boulevard at earring avenue. let's take a live look. as you can see, i, everything is continuing to build there. but still moving at the posted speed at spaghetti junction. this traffic report is brought to you by medieval times. bring your student id and get your ticket for only $29.95. you can call them at 1-888-we- joust. or visit the website at medieval students from all over maryland today put their chef skills to the test in downtown baltimore. monique griego has millions at stake. >> reporter: precise flating is- - plating is only part of what it takes. for future top chefs. >> i can't think of anything. i was so nervous. >> reporter: morgan and her team are from the national academy foundation here in baltimore. they're hoping the skills they learned in the pro start
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program will help them beat out 16 of the schools from throughout maryland, competing in prostart's 8th annual invitational. >> everything they need to be a chef in a restaurant or manage. >> reporter: the competition requires the students to create their own menu. >> it is extremely tense. it is very competitive. the students won't talk about what they're preparing ahead of time. >> reporter: months of hard work all comes down to one hour and a three-course meal. >> one minute left. >> reporter: so every moment count,s, leading up -- counts, leading up to that final moment. >> what did you think of your final meals on the table? >> that they look good. >> reporter: but bragging rights isn't all they'll get for cutting up this competition. >> we will have $1.6 million in scholarship money. >> reporter: and that's what makes all of the hard work worth it. >> it's basically something that can help me become something i want to become.
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>> reporter: monique griego, wjz eyewitness news. >> relax, relax. >> it looks nicer than anything i've ever done in my entire life. >> students also competed in restaurant management. the winners will be announced this evening. they will go to on to win in the competition. >> great job, guys. >> beautifully done. >> straight ahead on eyewitness news at 4:00. scores injured. what sparked the violence at a soccer match in argentina. rockets launched. after a cease-fire in israel and gaza. who is not complying with the truth? hard to find weather like this. bob is here with the updated weather forecast. ,,,,,,,,
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his name is ben. ben learned about a homeless boy who had an infected tooth, and the boy died. that made ben really sad. he wrote a law so every kid can see a dentist. we have special dental van that goes from school to school. he even helps make sure we learn how to brush our teeth. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too.
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a soccer game takes a violent turn in argentina. the game between argentina's division d teams was suspended
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after fights broke out between the players and the fans. riots then broke out in the streets. angry fans tore down a restraining wall. the violence came when they were placed second for the first time in its 110-year history. from a fight in the stands to a scuffle at a united nations meeting. several south korean lawmakers are caught trying to grab a north korean diplomat outside of a u.n. meeting in switzerland. they were angry about north korean defectors being taken instead of being allowed to stay in the south. israel halts air strikes against palestinian militants in gaza. jessica kartalija has more on the case of the cease-fire. >> reporter: despite no official announcement, egyptian intelligence officials reportedly brokered a truce between the two nations. it happened after both
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sidesicalitied they had no interest -- sides indicated they had no interest in seeing it spiral into war. palestinians began launching rockets after israeli forces killed a prominent military commander in gaza. israel fired back and a total of 25 palestinians were killed. >> reporter: jessica, thank you. no israelis were killed in the raid. an american airlines flight attendant. susie solicreports, the passengers' fears are now being heard as the 911 tapes are release said. >> what's your emergency? >> reporter: passengers on flight 2232 called 91 onimmediately, -- 911 immediately, after flight attendant teresa green ranted on at airplane. >> they're talking on the radio about crashing our plane. >> who is talking about crashing your plane? >> the attendants over the p.a. >> okay. you're on board a flight?
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>> yes. >> okay. what flight? american airlines? >> yes. 2232. please help us. >> reporter: green stated over the p.a. that the plane was not going to take off before it crashes. concerned passengers called for help. >> a man got up and went to the front. >> okay. don't be alarmed. he may be a sky marshall. >> reporter: when someone tried to take the p.a. from her, green became combative. [ screaming ] >> reporter: according to the police report, green kicked another flight attendant in the stomach, as she and other passengers tried to subdue her. >> looks looic they're try -- like they're trying to physically restrain a flight attendant. she's lost it. people are helping out. >> reporter: green was handcuffed. they say because she was combative and acting irrational. later, police say she continued to resist and made comebilitieses about a -- comments about a coworker being killed on 9/11.
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when paramedics tried to talk to her, she attempt to the spit on them. she was put in leg restraints after she tried to kick officers. in a statement, american airlines said they intend to ensure the flight attendant gets the proper care. >> reporter: american declined to say whether the flight attendant would be still employed, but they commended the passengers for assisting. karen crow, more than 100 homes are inundated with floodwaters. thunderstorms dumped up to 15 inches of rain in that area. leaving water waist deep. no deaths were reported. storms slip through illinois. leaving a path of destruction and seven people dead. now, as erica hill reports, fema is denying state assistance. >> reporter: this is harrisburg. hours after a tornado roared
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through town. leaving twisted two-by-fours and toppled trees in its wake. >> >> we lost a lot of homes and lives. >> reporter: two weeks later, the cleanup continues. but on monday, residents learned they won't receive relief funding from the federal government. harrisburg mayor, eric greg. >> i think they owe us an explanation at how they arrivedda the this conclusion -- arrived at this conclusion. the whole premise of the government is protect and serve. >> reporter: fema surveyed the damage and determined it was, quote, not of such severity and magnitude as to be beyond the capabilities of the state, affected local governments and voluntary agencies. >> we would like to be able to help everybody. but we have to look at the impacts to the state and go, are there other ways to meet these needs? >> this decision by fema is out of touch with reality. >> reporter: illinois senator dick durbin, who toured the affected areas, called fema's damage assessment, naive. he argues they ought to
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consider diminished state and budget. >> maybe that formula doesn't work anymore. particularly as states are struggling with their own budgetary problems. it isn't as if we have a rainy day fund or excess in springfield to come to the help. the reality is they need help. >> reporter: on wednesday, senator durbin and other lawmakers will meet with federal officials to appeal the decision. >> fema is currently on the ground in harrisburg, to determine whether they'll give federal aid to the 65 businesses destroyed by the tornado. if you buy laundry deturnent, you -- detergent, you know it isn't cheap. police say they have seen a surge in the number of tide thefts. a at $ -- at $20 a bottle, threefs are -- thieves are stealing it and selling it. one thief stole thousands of bottles of tide before he was arrested. if you're one of those
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planning to watch the sun go down. uryou're in for a-- you're in for a treat. venus and the solar system will go side by side. the phenomenon is called a conjunction. look to the west and you'll see them a couple of degrees apart. they'll drift away from one another as the week goes on. >> wow. without clouds, we should be able to see them. >> yes. a significant warmup. is winter now finally over? >> bob has the updated first warning weather forecast coming up next.
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a live look outside right now. up into the 70s today. >> hard time in the summer. >> looks like summer. >> and we skipped spring. >> yeah, jumped right to the end of may. that's where these temperatures are. normal for the end of may. 79. it's 80 in washington now. a lot of places in the carolinas are in the low -- in virginia are in the low 80s right now. we're talking 30 degrees or so, above normal for this time of
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year. and it's widespread. two of-thirds of the country, actually. 79 right now. dew point is pretty low at 51. humidity quite low, really. 37%. west winds at 12. coming down the mountains, actually came around from the south/southwest. came down the mountains. got even warmer because when wind comes down from 3,000 to 4,000 feet, through compressional heating, they go up. 3 degrees for every 1,000 feet. it's a little cooler out to the west. and very warm here east of the mountains. barometer holding steady. the cool spot, with some clouds, 63 in oakland. 73, 77. 80, 79. even on the eastern shore, with areas close to the bay, in the mid70s. only ocean city by the ocean there at 67 degrees. and the ocean water temperatures, only in the upper 40s. 79 here. but this is very indicative of the cool temperatures by the bay. cool air. 67 in annapolis. and kent island. rock hall.
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and still up at 72. warm spot over in washington. 80. 79 and 55 today. now, 55 was our low. the average high is 53. the average low is 33. i mean, it's just ridiculous. but in 1990, we got up to 85. in 1888, 12 degrees. there's that west wind across the region. bring that warm air in. and we've had a very few pop-up sprinkles or showers in the region. i mean, practically nothing to talk about. but there is moisture down to the south as you can see over texas. not really going to impact us much at all. but a little snow activity, believe it or not. just cold enough in the upper 30s up to the north, across portions of new york state. this front goes through the area. maybe a pop-up shower in the next hour or two. few isolated spots. otherwise, fair and warm. best chances coming in later this week. friday, and maybe a little saturday. west winds, 5 to 10 knots. and small craft advisory, until 7:00 tonight.
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tonight, clearing out, down around 50 degrees. a mild night. beautiful night out is there tonight. tomorrow, sunshine. a few clouds again in the mid or even some upper 70s. maybe a couple of degrees cooler than today. just once again, 20 to 25 degrees above normal. >> nobody is complaining. >> thank you, bob. still to come on eyewitness news tonight. unraveling a threat. how police trace warnings of a school massacre from a computer [ female announcer ] with xfinity,
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coming up next on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. a student accused of threatening a rampage at a local university. and how the internet led to his arrest. growing outrage over the murder of afghan citizens.
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the security threat to the troops and how the united states is responding. two maryland teams prepare to go head to head in college park. >> check in for more on these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> eyewitness news at 5:00 starts now. tracking the threat. investigators crack an anonymous warning of a shooting rampage at college park. >> how did they connect the alarming internet postings to a local student? >> hi, everybody. i'm mary bubala. >> i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. >> it was a nameless, faceless warning, but in a matter of hours, police identified the teen accused of making anonymous threats against the universality of maryland college park. wjz investigates how


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