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but that support is hard to find. derek valcourt has the latest on the gas tax battle. >> reporter: part of the problem here, it really is two- fold. one is the currently soaring price here at the pump. and the other problem, the other tax increases lawmakers are under pressure to pass. >> reporter: governor o'malty has made no secret. he thinks the way to better roads and bridges is by applying the state's sales tax to glb. but with -- gasoline. but with it up 23 sends from a month ago, there's never been a worse time to ask driver fist it's okay to add to the gas tax. >> i think it's a very bad idea. >> filling up for my car is $70. and that's an awful lot when you're on social security. >> reporter: that's why senate president mike miller says it is unlikely lawmakers will pass that tax increase this session. they're already being asked to pass other tax increases to help balance the budget. republicans solidly oppose the gas tax increase, calling it inflationary. >> it is a job killer.
it raises the cost of goods and services and food. >> there's never a good time to raise the gas staks tax. -- tax. >> reporter: the transportation secretary says phasing it in will allow them to get major improvements that for now are on hold. >> we are not able to embark on any new projects. and basically, that pattern will continue. >> in fact, add-up costs for just the number 1 priority in baltimore city. and the state would need an extra $12 billion. but many drivers say that money shouldn't come out of their wallet. >> it's killing us, man. we're trying to make it here. and working every day. and can't do it. >> reporter: senate president mike miller also suggested that the gas tax may have a better chance at passing during a special session. that is, if the price per gallon comes back down. we're live. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> and maryland hasn't seen a gas tax increase since 1992.
decades in prison. a tough sentence for the man convicted of accidentally shooting a 10-year-old boy. mary is in the newsroom with more on the decision. mary? >> reporter: and 21-year-old stefon decanty was sentenced to life in prison, with all but 55 years suspended. he was accused of suspend -- shooting another man but he missed and ended up striking a 10-year-old boy in the arm. the boy survived. canty was convicted of attempted murder and assault. >> after his five-decade term, canty is ordered to serve five years' probation. new information about how authorities tracked down a university of maryland student they say made grave threats online. wjz investigates exactly how they did this. mike hellgren is live where that honor student grew up. >> reporter: and vic, this was a true collection between university of maryland police and i.t. professionals on campus, as well as several websites. >> reporter: time was critical. police at the university of
maryland college park, believe someone was seriously planning a massacre at the heart of their campus. but the only evidence was anonymous threats on two social networking websites. within 13 hours, they were able to track down alexander song, the student accused of making them. how did they do it? jeffrey tour is an associate professor of criminology at the university of maryland. he has decades of law enforcement and explain yes no threat is anonymous. on the internet. >> whenever you go on the internet, you leave a digital footprint. with that, police are able to pinpoint a street address. it doesn't typically take the police a whole lot of time to narrow something like that down. this is an everyday occurrence across america. >> reporter: police first made calls to redit's headquarters in california. >> we were met with unanswered calls and so forth. and we had to work throughout the night to make that contact. >> reporter: with the clock ticking, the race was on to trace it.
saturday night, at 9:25, they got their first report of an anonymous threat by a tipster. then they identified the computer's ip address. by 6:00, they identified the suspect. they took him into cust -- custody by 10:06 in the morning. >> they will then go back with a warrant and meticulously search for evidence. >> if you see something, say something. which was done in this case, and led us to the arrest of mr. song. >> reporter: song told police that he was stressed out. some of his friends believed he was joking. but authorities saw this as no laughing matter. reporting live in howard county, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> mike, thank you. song faces a misdemeanor charge that carries a maximum of six months in jail. maryland's unemployment rate falls to the lowest level in three years. 5,000 marylanders got jobs in january. the jobless rate now stands at 6.5%. that's below the national
average of 8.3%. maryland has added jobs for five straight months. the slowly improving economy has investors in a buying mood on wall street. dow up 218 points. s&p 500 up 25. and the nasdaq up 56. and over 3,000 for the first time since december 2000. well, stocks are up. so are the temperatures. what a way for winter to come to an end. people planting flowers. others unloading for the weekend. so early. enjoying the warmth and sunshine. hard to ask for anything more. a live look outside right now. if we could bottle and sell days like today, bob turk would each be rich -- even be richer than he is, if that's possible. meteorologist bernadette woods and bob turk have the forecast. >> this unbelievable forecast. people are scratching heads. if you just woke up from a deep sleep, you would think it was the end of may. because that's what these
temperatures represent, the end of may normally in this region. we're still at 79 degrees here. i guess you could call it chilly, 63 down by the ocean. and 75 in oakland. everybody else in the 78-degree range. everybody, well above normal. 20 to 30 degrees above what we should be for this time in march. and a little more on those temperatures. bernadette woods from the beautiful outback with some of those numbers. >> just a few things to point out. one, just how warm it is. and how long it's been so warm. so we'll take you through today first. because this is above what we see most of the time. 80 degrees is what we hit today. the record, that actually is a little correct. 85 degrees. we weren't quite at that record. but we did hit 80 degrees today. wanted to point out, the average is only 53 degrees. so far above that. let's switch it over to the next graphic and show you, yes,
this is the 7th warmest on record of all winters. but dating back to december 1st, we've had 19 days in the 60s. that's a little messed up there, too. four days in the 70s. and we have to add to the new category to that one day in the 80s. pretty incredible, what we have been dealing with. regardless of this. it is warm and going to continue. and we'll have that forecasting coming -- forecast coming up. back inside. two teams are meeting up in the first round of the women's basketball tournament. the excitement is building. sports director mark viviano with more on the matchup. mark? >> reporter: well, vic, annapolis and college park are less than 30 miles apart. but navy and maryland have never faced one another in women's basketball. they will meet on the terps' home court in the comcast center on saturday. applaud their naacp -- ncaa assignment. unveiled in the bracket wednesday.
the university of maryland is a powerhouse. number 2 in the season. a threat to win the national championship. and heavily favored to beat navy. >> this is an opportunity now to play a team so close to our home. they've had a tremendous year, just winning their championship as well. so we're looking forward to being able to play navy. and i'm sure their fans will travel well, being in the region. >> at the naval academy, the midshipmen begin preparations as the ultimate underdog, when they face the terps. navy is the two-time patriot league champ. but they know they're in for a whole new ball game when they face maryland. >> we were watching them. made it a little nervous. and you know, excited and everything like that. but just -- i mean, just doing what we normally do. >> i think just our mindset is going to be super important, too. and just our preparation and our -- just going there, without this elitist attitude. >> the terps' attitude is that they're in to win the national
title. but maryland's focus is on navy first. >> i think you have to take it one game at a time. but our major goal is, but we can't overlook our opponents. >> i know we're excited for the tournament start. being that we're hosting. and to be able to play in front of a home crowd. >> no place like home. >> yes, that home court in college park is an advantage for maryland. but the terps remember the ncaa tournament one year ago, they lost on their home floor to georgetown. and we want to invite you to try your hand at the asusbracket challenge. you can challenge tim, jess, adam, don, mary, plus radio personal its, 105.7, the fan. click on the link at the top of the home page. >> i don't think i'll participate this year. give everybody else a chance. >> we should wipe them all out this year. >> there you go. sneezing, itching, watery
eyes. the signs of allergy season. why this one could be really bad. i'm andrea fujii. where a boxing family's legend wants a stolen heirloom back. this is no ordinary piece of history. how you can help. just ahead. maryland senator ben cardin up for re-election. we'll ask him judge he thinks he's up for a second term. and what a fabulous start to the week. stick around for the updated first warning weather forecast. ,,,,
girl: i want to tell you about my friend. 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.
a controversial church group once again brings its message to maryland. protesting outside anne arundel high school. mike schuh has more on why they're protesting. >> they started their day at arlington national cemetery, before moving to the pentagon, wife wrapping up here in glen burnie, where they did not receive a warm welcome. >> reporter: school hadn't even let out. >> up this way. >> reporter: and glen burnie high was surrounded. >> i think that everyone should have a right to be who they are. >> reporter: soon, you'll see
why these machines are here. the streets are blocked off. you have to take a side. westborough baptist. and their intolerance for homosexuals. >> i would say they're misguided. >> or the people of glen burnie, separated by dozens of officers. >> you cannot allow hate to come into your community, without confronting it. >> and these machines, they're attempting to drown out the hate. just who is here? chip, who is a former marine. >> all told, there are about 500 counter protestors here. all for one, two, three members of the church. but we can't show you a picture of them altogether because their signs are so offensive. >> go home, you haters. >> reporter: for a half hour, they stand surrounded on all sides by barricades, two sides by counter protestors. >> but you know, about 90% or more of america happenings you guy -- thinks you guys are crazy. >> yeah. they thought noah was crazy, too, right before the flood of
waters, sent them all straight to hell. >> i don't feel the love of god alive in their hearts. okay? and so in that regard, i'd have to pray for them. >> reporter: exactly 30 minutes in -- [ chanting ] >> the westborough trio leaves. the crowd, happy to see them go. >> reporter: the next protest by this midwest-based church is in 11 days in washington, d.c. reporting live in glen burnie, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. back to you on tv hill. >> glen burnie schools and police have been planning for this incident since they found out about it a week ago. just three weeks and counting until the april 3rd primary election. and the first commercial campaign hits the air waves. adam may speak -- spoke with the senator about the adand his re-election plans. >> reporter: maryland senator ben cardin is facing a handful of challengers in the upcoming
primaries. he's considered a heavy favorite to win. and considering another term here in washington. >> do you look forward to another campaign? >> i do. >> they're tough, though, aren't they? >> they are. but i look forward to another campaign. >> reporter: maryland senator ben cardin gears up for his first re-election. >> he wrote a law so everyone can see a dentist. >> his first ad, about a child who died from an infected tooth. >> a national program that guarantees every child access to dental care. i'm very proud of that accomplishment. >> what else are you proud of? >> i'm the leader on the preserving of chesapeake bay. we're,ing hard to make -- we're working hard to make sure it is preserved for future generation. >> state senator anthony muse is running against cardin in the primary. sneeze been in office for 40- something years. he's part of the status quo. people are looking for change.
>> reporter: but cardin has a long list of endorsements, qulgd the president. >> i think it's important to show that democrats have unity. >> and the president is behind you. >> i think we'll help each other. and that come november, we both intend to be victorious. >> reporter: and republicans will also be selecting their senate candidate during the primaries. it includes dan bongino, he's a former u.s. secret service agent who lives in anne arundel county. and he is looking for a major upset. reporting live from capitol hill, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> and early voting in maryland's primary begins march 24th. a family is hoping to find a stolen heirloom. andrea fujii has more on the item. >> reporter: boston packet ear was the united kingdom's version of sugar ray leonard. best known for his 40-fight
winning streak. and boxing titles, awarding him the long dale championship belt. >> meant everything in the world to us. it's the most coveted prize in boxing. >> reporter: but on march 8th issue police say the annapolis home on winchester home was broken into and the safe containing the belt was stolen. >> reporter: whoever stole the belt dragged a 400 400-pound safe, down four flights of stairs, then took it outside in broad daylight. >> reporter: mceter's son hopes someone saw something, including a strange vehicle in the area. >> it was an older model, faded red vehicle seen in the area, possibly occupied by two male employ males. that's a vehicle of interest. >> the belt was decorated in 24karat gold. but that's not why macetear wanted his family to keep it. >> it's one of a kind. he won it. he deserved it. it's ours. >> reporter: and besides the
belt, jewelry and personal documents were also stolen. reporting live, andrea fujii, wjz eyewitness news. >> andrea, thank you. metro crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000. if you know anything, you're asked to call anne arundel county police. all right. a stellar day. a summer day. speaking of anne arundel county. there was a brief shower. even hail for a minute or two. most of us have not seen a drop of rain. that's going to be clear. look at these temperatures. 79 degrees at this hour. 37% humidity. southwest winds at 6. barometer holding steady. come back and take a look at more beautiful, really may weather coming your way. ,,,,,,,
well, we have been talking stink buggology. around here. in your house. probably going to see a little more. let's take a look at temps and conditions on this incredible afternoon. 79 degrees at 6:00. bwi marshall airport. 79 at reagan national. 74 in cumberland. and the cool spot, down by the ocean. ocean city, ocean city coming in at 63. because the water temperature is about 48, by the way. locally, temperatures ranging from the 60s by the bay to mid and upper 70s. 80 degrees this afternoon. 5 short of the record in 1990. so yeah, it was warm.
but you think it was warm today, look at that. 85. 53 is the average high. last night's low is 55. the average low, just jumped up to 33. we just got above freezing finally. that's been like since november, by the way. so the last four or five months, our normal low would have been below freezing. 12, the record, 1888. right now, a southerly and southwesterly wind tomorrow is going to be spectacular day. a weak little frontal boundary came this way. the airport had 1/100th of an inch. it's getting pretty dry out there, honestly. that moved off. second little system. one thundershower developing around annapolis. another up by cecil county. it's gone now. a few across virginia. i'm talking widely scattered. and a few to the northwest. tomorrow, high pressure builds in. it will be a little dryer than today. light breeze. sunny, dry, all day long. could be the nicest day of the year tomorrow. then thursday and friday, we'll
be watching more moisture. and a frontal boundary is going to be very close to the region. north of the front, it's going to be in the 50s and 60s. south of the front, it will be in the 70s and low 80s. we'll be very close to that boundary line. so a little difficult to tell the exact temperature on friday. but the chances of showers will be increasing across the region. small craft advisory tonight, until 7:00 on the bay temp. there you see it, much cooler at 46 degrees. takes a long time to cool down and warm up. 50 degrees tonight, with generally clear conditions. tomorrow, spectacular, perfect day, mid-70s with sunshine and low humidity. now, there's an increased fire danger because it's been so drievment so please be careful with any lighted materials. okay? >> okay. you got it, bob. as beautiful as this weather is, it is bringing with it, and don't i know it? those runny noses, scratchy electoral electoral vote throats, watery eyes. jessica kartalija explains, allergies are, in march, now in
full bloom. >> reporter: and i can totally sympathize. i have had this runny nose and cough. i think everyone out here does. these unseasonably warm temperatures mean that all of the plants are blooming early and wreaking havoc on our sinuses. >> reporter: with temperatures 20 to 30 degrees above normal, what's not to love about this spring weather? but for those of us who suffer from allergies, they're anything but a walk in the park. >> i'm allergic to house dust, dust mites, and mold spores and pollen. >> reporter: during pollen season, plants like ragweed, cattail, and maple trees, release pollen to reproduce. not all of the pollen reaches its target and instead, lands on us. unfortunately, while allergy season may have kicked in a little bit earlier, it doesn't mean that the length of the season will end any sooner. >> the allergy season is varied. and sometimes it's not fully
predictable. maryland always has a significant allergy season. it may differ in time. but the curve of time is usually about the same. >> reporter: right now, the pollen count here in maryland is considered high. allergists say pollen counts this high, this early in the season, is unprecedented. >> i have sensed over the last two weeks, that more patients have complained. >> reporter: still, some say sinus pressure is a small price to pay. >> i'll take the good weather with the allergies because they have medication for it. >> reporter: and speaking of medication, i asked the allergist what he recommends. he said zir tech, alegra. he said it is best to try a couple and decide which one is right for you. back to you. >> in maryland, allergies to oak pollen, ragweed, are most prevalent. >> allergy immediates make me sleepy. >> me, too. still to come on wjz eyewitness news. i'm alex demetrick. coming up, $4 million up for
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it is 6:30. 79 degrees and sunny. good evening, everyone. thanks for staying with wjz. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. growing unrest in afghanistan. after u.s. soldiers accused of massacring innocent women and children. president obama is expressing his sorrow about the violence and promising justice. >> reporter: chanting "death to america." protestors in afghanistan burned an effiji 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 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's 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 victims. an afghan soldier was killed. >> the u.s. is pulling 23,000 soldiers out of afghanistan by september. it's part of the obama administration's plan to get most troops out by 2014. >> 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 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 the bodies of taliban fighters. at the white house, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> secretary of defense leon pineta says the soldier could face the death penalty when he is tried. a baltimore county man, charged with murder, and police say the victim is his girlfriend's son. andrea fujii is in the newsroom with more on the investigation. >> reporter: police are still trying to piece together a motive for the crime on sunday night. police say 54-year-old james haywood stabbed 28-year-old andrew fisher at a house in randallstown. fisher drove to northwest hospital on his own but died
several hours later. haywood was arrested and charged with murder last night. he is being held at the baltimore county detention center. >> police say haywood used a sword-like weapon in the attack. serious charges have dropped against a maryland schoolteacher and athletics coach. mary joins us now with the latest. >> reporter: 47-year-old scott spear was accused of having sex with a student. but a snag in maryland law cleared him of those charges. >> reporter: the middle schoolteacher and high school coach in montgomery county, no longer face sex abuse charges. >> this never happened. i committed no crime. >> reporter: but police say scott spear had sex with a 16- year-old female student from wor chester, montgomery high school. but those charges are now dropped because of a loophole in maryland state law. spear was only a part-time employee at the high school, and under state law, school personnel can only be charged with having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student if they are full-time. >> our daughters who are young
now are going to go to that exact school. so we are very concerned. >> reporter: parents fear spear will get his teaching job back at julius west middle school, where he was full-time. >> but i won't be comfortable with having my daughters, him being a teacher. >> reporter: spears says he wants to get his life and his job back. >> i just want to, you know, get back and do what i've always done. and i hope i get that chance. >> reporter: prosecutors say they will try to get rid of the part-time employee loophole and are talking with lawmakers in annapolis about changing state law. vic? >> spear is appealing to the montgomery county school board to get his job back at the middle school. the defense rests its case in the wrongful death civil lawsuit in the wake of the virginia tech massacre. the families of two victims, claim that virginia tech officials botched their response to the 2007 mass shooting that left 32 people dead. the parents say their daughters could have survived if a warning was issued earlier. a and a ruling from a judge
in another high-profile case, involving a well-known university. the judge denies defense requests for more information about the victims of jerry sandusky. he is the former penn state assistant coach, accused of sex abuse. sandusky says he will ask to dismiss all the charges. time now for a look at the baltimore sun. more on the dundalk dump added to the super fund cleanup list. and just in time for st. patrick's day, recipes for i -- irish stew. remember to look for wjz's first warning weather forecast. finding money to clean the bay, continues to be an uphill struggle. but alex demetrick explains, the government is shaking some cash loose. >> reporter: beneath the lighthouse at havre de grace,
represents of local government signed in for a piece of $4 million. >> we have plenty of projects on the shelf that are just in need of funding. >> reporter: the catch is, the projects must also help improve the bay. the epa is providing the $4 million in grants to be distributed by the national fish and wildlife foundation. >> each of their community infrastructure projects. so they are meeting the needs of the community. but also to help with the chesapeake bay. >> reporter: some of that infrastructure is obvious and big. like improving wastewater treatment plants. other projects are smaller. such as tying in a new hard surface like a new road or school, with trees and green spaces to absorb runoff, from cement and asphalt. and extending those down the waterline to slow erosion with new plant growth. there's only one problem. >> the $4 million will be spread over the entire bay watershed. that's five states and 1800 government agencies. >> i think the competition will
be fierce. municipalities and counties, we need money. we need money to do these kind of infrastructure projects. >> reporter: and $4 million will not be enough to go all the way around the bay. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> the federal grants will range from a low of $20,000 to a cap of $750,000. still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. southern sweepstakes. more up for grabs. why it could mean the end of the road for one candidate. tarmac trouble. how this plane ended off the runway at a busy airport. bob turk. more spring-like, or late spring, early summer temperatures. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. and wjz 13 is always on. here are the top stories at wjz.com at this hour. for updates on the day's news, and the updated forecast, log onto wjz.com.
an american airlines flight attendant, bursts into a rant before a plane takes off from dallas. >> they're talking on the radio about crashing our plane. >> who is talking about crashing your plane? >> the attendant, over the p.a. >> calls similar to that after a flight attendant, teresa green, started ranting about the plane crashing on friday. passengers and other flight attendants tried to subdue her but she became combative. susan mcginness reports for wjz. republicans can shake up or settle the race for the republican nomination. >> reporter: newt gingrich is making one final push for support in alabama. >> e-mail all of your friends or tweet them. >> reporter: gingrich is putting his focus on the south and needs a good showing in alabama and mississippi to keep his campaign alive.
the former house speaker trails mitt romney and rick santorum in the delegate count. santorum says gingrich should step aside no matter what happens tuesday. >> whether he pulls it off or not, where does he go from here? we go to illinois and he has 10% in illinois. >> reporter: gingrich is vowing not to pull out. >> reporter: polls show a tight, three-way race between gingrich, romney and santorum. >> reporter: the majority of republican voters in alabama identify themselves as evangelicals. >> i am looking for somebody with experience. i'm looking for somebody with some tenacity. and honesty. and i'm looking for somebody who is a christian. >> reporter: >> romney had has had trouble making end roads with christian conservatives. >> if i become president, my goal will be to get you good jobs again. >> reporter: he's already ahead in missouri, where voters head
to the polls on saturday. but he's hoping to pull off a victory today to show he can win in the south. in bermingham, susan mcginness, wjz eyewitness news. >> 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 that voting today. there is voting tonight in the race for the republican presidential nomination. we'll tell you who is ahead, tonight on the cbs evening news. and here's a look at tonight's closing numbers from wall street. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
what an incredible week we have had so far, weatherwise. official start of spring still, a week away. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. meteorologist bernadette woods and bob turk are updating the forecast. first, here's bernadette in the outback. >> it is beautiful out here this evening. take a look at this forecast for tomorrow. not too shabby. we start out the day in the 50s. and as we head through the afternoon, dry conditions in the mid-70s. a lot of sunshine out there. and tomorrow evening, we're still pretty warm. here's the rest of the five-day with bob. >> just amazing weather continues. there is a chance, finally, we
could use some ofing in shower activity friday into saturday. 75. tomorrow, and thursday, just beautiful. 70. 60s, looks like maybe on saturday. and about the mid-60 with sunny to partly sunny skies on the second half of the weekend. way above normal continues. denise? >> thank you, bob. deon warwick speaks about the death of her cousin, whitney houston. mark steines has more from hollywood. coming up tonight. deon warwick speaks to e.t. about the death of her cousin, whitney houston. >> people love to talk about singers they don't know. i always saw whitney. let them run their mouths. >> reporter: still grieving over whitney's death. deon explains why she didn't take part in oprah's special. >> it was hard to wash? >> very. i wasn't ready. it was proposed.
and i'm still not really ready. >> reporter: the focus now is on bobbie christina, who lives in the house she and whitney once shared. dion was impressed with the 19- year-old's interview, first since she lost her mom. >> krissy was i would not have been surprised, knowing the joy and comfort and happiness that she and her mom found in each other. and she adored her mother. >> reporter: also tonight, sheri shep erdz's dancing with the stars setback. plus, the hungered games takes over los angeles. that and so much more coming up later on entertainment tonight. and that's at 7:30, here on wjz 13. and still to come on eyewitness news tonight. the loyola coach who sidelined style is a picture of march madness. mark talks to the players next in sports. mine was earned over the south pacific in 1943.
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it was answered with a quick flurry of actitivity. no signings of the ravens yet. but there were a number of deals elsewhere. >> pierre garcon will leave the colts. he's signing with the redskins. and randy moss is out of retirement. he signs with the san francisco 49ers. he sat out last year, after 13 standout seasons. moss gets a one in one-year deal with the niners. he says he's excited to play for san francisco coach jim harbaugh. brother of the ravens coach john harbaugh. does get rolling with pretournament games tonight. take on ohio state in a first- round game thursday night. the tourney journey is led by coach jimmy patsos. he has brought his own fiery style to a turnaround team that was there before he got there.
though patsos can look like a maniac at times, he will tell you that it is all good for the love of his guys. >> when you play for a coach like him, you're going to play hard. and feed off the energy. and his energy driven all- season long. pretty amazing. >> it's a roller coaster. he's got so much energy. it's good for us. just sometimes, when you get into a lol. he's also there for a spark. he's such eight great com -- a great competitor. >> 24 wins for the hounds hounds this season. that is the most in school history. and it's gotten him to the tournament for the first time in nearly two decades. loyola takes ohio state. tipoff around 10:00 p.m. top seed syracuse will play without big man,ed that mellow. he has been declared academically ineligible.
he had to sit out three games earlier this season with academic issues. syracuse, top seed in the east region. they open against carolina, ashville, in pittsburgh, thursday afternoon, without their center. injury progress. brian roberts took part in a full, pre-game workout for the 50 time. that is a step forward in roberts' recovery from concussion symptoms. and nick markakis is scheduling his game debut. filling in for markakis has been newly acquired outfielder. against the tampa bay rays in sarasota today. miller launched that towering run off rays ace david price. miller has 7 rbis to lead this spring. and new pitcher jason hamill, delivered a strong start. the orioles and the tampa bay rays played to a seven-all tie.
don't miss the cbs primetime lineup tonight at 10:00. followed by unforgettable and eyewitness news at 11:00. an amazing art deserve in italy. they believe they found traces of a leonardo da vinci masterpiece. they say it hasn't been seen in over four centuries. the cases contain flak pigment also used in mona lisa's painting. >> interesting. back at 11:00, i'm denise koch. >> for bob and mark, i'm vic carter. thanks for watching maryland's news station. don't rush -- away. 32 is much more coming up ahead. including top members of the obama administration speaking out about >> pelley: tonight a big day of positive news on the economy.
stocks surged. the nas nasdaq hits its highest level of the 21st century. anthony mason with a report on which banks are healthiest. new information on the massacre in afghanistan. the president vows a full investigation. >> >> the killing of innocent civilians is civilians is outrageous and unacceptable. >> pelley: reports from chip reid and david martin. it's primary night in alabama and mississippi. correspondents andrews, nancy cordes and jan crawford on what could be a g.o.p. game changer. and byron pitts on how a poster child for america's obesity epidemic became a model for turning it around. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. if you're one of the millions of americans invested in the stock market maybe through your 401(k) plan, chances are your nest egg is worth more tonight than when you left for work this morning.