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damage control. the secretary of defense, in afghanistan. >> his message for the troops, just days after a u.s. soldier is accused of massacring civilians. >> hi, i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> the shooting rampage left 16 innocent villagers dead, mostly women and children. but leon pineta says the united states will not cut the mission short. rita nissan reports, his visit comes at a tense time. >> reporter: secretary of defense, leon pineta arrived in afghanistan, for what is expected to be a difficult visit. even his landing was tense. the pentagon says an afghan man drove a stolen pickup truck onto the runway and crashed into a ditch. officials say pineta was never in danger. his trip was planned two months
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ago, but now has new urgency since a u.s. soldier went on a shooting spree sunday. >> as tragic as these events have been, they do not define the relationship between the coalition and afghan forces in the afghan people. >> reporter: a 38-year-old staff sergeant is accused of going house to house, slaughtering 16 villagers, many of them women and children. an afghan official says there is surveillance video of him walking to a base, laying down his weapon and surrendering. the taliban has promised revenge. wednesday, a bomb, hidden in a motorcycle exploded not far from a delegation investigating the shooting. the explosion destroyed a building and killed an afghan intelligence official. tuesday, an afghan soldier was killed when militants opened fire at a funeral.
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they are said to meet with hamid karzai during his two-day visit. rita nissan wjz eyewitness news. >> a short time ago, the soldier accused of the killing spree was flown out of afghan. no word where he is being taken. new earthquakes rattle buildings and nerves. complete coverage continues with jessica in the newsroom. jessica. >> reporter: mary, the quakes rattled northeast japan but cause no apparent damage or injury. northern pacific coast, advise residents to evacuate as a precaution. airports and train stations were shut step down briefly. but no problems were found. this past sunday, japan marks a first anniversary of a massive earthquake and tsunami that left at least 19,000 people dead and caused billions in damage. back to you. >> all right. thank you, jessica. first warning weather coverage continues now with meteorologist tim williams with more on these quakes.
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tim? >> well, kai, the first quake that rattled tokyo in northeast japan was a strong 6.8 but caused no damage now. it struck the southern coast of what kido-- what kiteo island. they were lifted about 90 minutes. within three hours, another weaker, magnitude 6.1 quake shook buildings. and at nine miles below sea surface, this was considered shallow. it was located off the coast of chiva, which is east of turkey. again, this is the same region a 9.0 triggered a massive tsunami and crisis last year. and as many as 20,000 died in the quake and tsunami last year. this past sunday marked the anniversary. a southern sweep for rick santorum. the former pennsylvania senator takes primary victories in mississippi and alabama, as danielle nottingham reports for wjz from washington, despite
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coming up short again, newt gingrich says he will not leave the race. >> reporter: rick santorum is back on the campaign trail in puerto rico. he sat down with the governor, an old friend who has already endorsed rival mitt romney and later held a town hall meeting. the former senator is riding high off a pair of victories in alabama and mississippi and sounds confident about the road ahead. >> conservative. >> reporter: romney is working to slow down santorum's surge and will visit puerto rico later this week. romney's campaign and supporters have already spent more than $3 million on tv ads in illinois, ahead of that state's primary there next week. romney doesn't just have more money, he is way ahead in the delegate race. he has collected more than all of the other gop hopefuls combined. >> reporter: campaign supporters are pushing newt
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gingrich to drop his presidential bid. gingrich finished second in tuesday's contest and showed no sign that he's ready to quit. >> the elite media's effort to convince the nation that mitt romney is inevitable just collapsed. >> reporter: the former house speaker campaigned in illinois. he insists he's the best person to challenge president obama in the fall. at the white house, danielle noting nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> the next contest happen on saturday when voters head to their caucuses. puerto reek's -- puerto rico's caucus is saturday. 2007 massacre at virginia tech university. gigi barnett is in the newsroom with the decision. >> reporter: the jury just ruled that university officials were negligent for not alerting students quickly enough. back in 2007, a gunman killed two people in a residence hall,
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then later went on to kill 30 more people in a lecture hall. the patients of two victim -- parents of two victims sued, saying more should have been done to alert students after the first two murders. university leaders say they thought the first two killings were isolated incidents and did not want to cause unnecessary alarm on campus. back to you. >> gigi, thank you. the parents say their children might have survived if given an earlier warning. they are each seeking $100,000 in damages. right now in annapolis, governor martin o'malley is trying to sell fellow lawmakers on his plan to add sales tax to gasoline. the governor testified before the state budget and taxation committee. his plan would apply the sales tax to gasoline in 2% increments for three years. it would raise hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. but lawmakers say -- say he is not finding much support. and certainly, the price of gas is not helping convince them. right now, we are paying an
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average of $3.83 for a gallon of regular. experts say prices will continue to rise as we head into the summer driving season. and the way it feels outside, the summer driving season will be here soon. this is the scene in historic ellicott city just a short time ago. couples doing some shopping outside. just got like a summer dress on. enjoying these very warm temperatures and bright, sunny skies. a live look outside right now. if you haven't put your winter clothes away yet, i think you can do it. i hope i didn't jinx it. wjz has weather and traffic together. meteorologist bernadette woods is here with the updated numbers from first warning weather. hi, bern. >> hello there, mary. and that's always a really sketchy one. you always want to make sure. but it has been so warm lately, it's just absolutely incredible. let's take a look at numbers from today. once again, we are way up there. 70 degrees is where we sit now in baltimore. 80 degrees in d.c. it is in the 60s in ocean stabecause of that cooler water.
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-- because of that cooler water. most of us at least in the 60s, if not 70s away from the water. as we look at the forecast for tomorrow, there is some chillier air out there. it looks like it's going to bypass us with the warm air coming up from the south once again. we'll have that forecast shortly. kai? >> thanks, bernadette. let's check on the roads with kristy breslin at traffic control. hi, kristy. >> hi, kai. hi, everyone. we definitely are seeing some delays already on the inner loop. if you're traveling in that direction, it slows down over to security boulevard. on the north side outer loop, brake lights as well, from york road to charles street. average speed in that direction, probably around 35 miles per hour. but after that delay, it does break free. northbound if i have, stop and go from 32 to 175. 95 southbound. an accident at 32. that's sitting on the right- hand shoulder. other accidents include sweet air road at jarrettsville pike. bradshaw road at merriman lane. north washington at east madison. and also north avenue at
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harford road. let's now take a live look. as you can see, we do have some slow traffic there on the beltway, west of york road. this traffic report is brought to you by the cochran firm. if you or someone you know has suffered a personal injury. call 1-800 the firm, or visit them online for your free consultation. back to you. media here in baltimore are remembering a pioneer tonight. alice steinbalk passed away last night from cancer. she won the 1985 pulitzer prize for her account of the world of a 10-year-old blind boy. she was the first woman at the baltimore sun to win the prestigious award. she spent more than two decades with the paper. alice steinbalk was 78 years old. the good times are almost ready to roll at the new maryland live casino. the first 100 slot machines arrived at the casino this morning. it will eventually house the state of the art slot machines and electronic table games. march madness is officially under way with two more opening
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round games tonight. we want to invite you to try your hand at the asuswjz bracket challenge. you can challenge marty, mark, stan, bob, bernadette, tim, jess, adam, don, mary, plus radio personalities from 105.7 the fan. click on the link at the top of the home page. >> nigh goal is just -- my goal is always just to beat tim. >> that's a good goal. still ahead on "eyewitness news at 4:00". the mayor is asking the business community to step up and empower the city's youth. i'm monique griego. coming up, we'll have more on what she's asking them to do. in the dark, a massive power outage and a major northeast city. what caused the blackout? cash grab. an anxious robber caught on tape. wait untily -- until you see this. basking in the early spring glory. stick around for the updated first warning forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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breaking news, gunfire erupts outside of a southeast courthouse, leaving one person dead and three injured. it happened a short time ago in beaumont. the unidentified gunman was reportedly going to court when he opened fire. police say the suspect was hurt and is now in custody. it is now -- not known if any of the victims are related to the suspect. a burger king in fort lauderdale becomes the target of an attempted dive-through. security cameras caught the driver launching himself through a drive-through window. a female employee was able to grab him and hold him until help arrived. this would-be thief is now charged with attempted robbery. sections of boston are slowly getting back on fire after a transformer fire caused a massive blackout last night. the outage left thousands without electricity.
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disrupted travel and forced evacuations. >> downtown boston tuesday night, after an electrical fire broke out, leaving a large section of the city in the dark. >> our condo building lost power completely. so i went on the roof deck. and i looked over and saw just massive black plumes of smoke. >> reporter: the fire erupted in a substation behind the back bay hilton hotel. and then spread to a second substation, triggering the massive blackout. at first, officials feared the smoke could be toxic. >> people turn around. let's go. >> hundreds of hotel guests were evacuated and later moved to a nearby sheraton. >> we are stopped right here. we can't go downtown. i couldn't even get a taxi. >> reporter: no serious injuries were reported. no reports of looting either. but police shut down surrounding streets as a precaution. >> this is a massive outage. we've activated a large number of offices so there will be visibility throughout the affected area. >> reporter: firefighters cut their way into the substation to gain control of the fire utility company, end star,
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began assessing the damage last night, promising to bring generators to help get it back up and running. >> we're all working hard on this. we want to make sure we're back on line as quickly as possible. >> reporter: the fire knocked out power to about 25,000 homes and businesses. about 8,000 of those customers are back online. wall street is still buzzing today. not a whole lot of movement in the markets today, after monday's major gains. but the dow is up 16. s&p down 2. nasdaq up 1. let's go to new york right now, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. the stocks were mixed on wall street, after tuesday's rally gave the market its biggest gain of the year. the dow is now up 8% for the year. other indexes are up even more. the s&p is up 11%. the nasdaq, 17%. but shares of citigroup slipped 3% after failing to convince regulators it was healthy
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enough. countries in the 17-nation euro zone have formally approved a second bailout for greece. greece recently passed a new round of harsh austerity measures and negotiated a landmark debt reduction bill to qualify for the bailout. economists say despite the deal, greece is still expected to have a tough time growing in this economy again. and the interest rate for a popular student loan is about to double for millions of college students. the subsidized staffer loans, which low- and middle-income students depend upon, have a current interest rate of 3 and 4% but scheduled to jump to 8% when the new season begins july 1st. that's your money watch. for more, head over to in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. mayor stephanie rawlings- blake is calling on the business community to empower city youth, one student at a time. monique griego was there for the kickoff of the higher one
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campaign. >> reporter: mayor stephanie rawlings-blake got down with the girls of western high school, with the hopes of opening up summer jobs for students. ♪ [ music ] >> it keeps them more focused. it keeps them more focused on what they want to be when they grow up. off the streets, which is most important, especially in baltimore city. >> reporter: senior rachel madison got her start in the career world through the city's youth works program. >> it was very influential in the ways that i learned a lot of skills i didn't know before i started with youth works. i got to work with a lot of people. so it was a more mature environment. >> reporter: every year, the program places about 5,000 people in summer jobs. but today, the mayor had a message for the business community to help increase that number. >> one, two. >> the higher one youth campaign calls on all local businesses to hire at least one student this summer. >> employers have the opportunity to build tomorrow's
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work force today and teach them the necessary skills to be successful. >> reporter: youth works provides opportunities for young adults, ages 14 to 21. so far this year, several new employers have signed up. but the city needs more to meet the demand. >> they should do it because we need more youth to be off the streets and focused on education. >> reporter: monique griego, wjz eyewitness news. >> businesses and a resident joining the program can sign up on the city's website. employers do have the opportunity to interview and select the students they hire. >> i think the mayor looked good today. she was out there, moving it. >> she was getting down. coming up on wjz eyewitness news at 4:00. ready for relief. the heartwarming survival story of a koala bear, critically injured in a fire. viral internet hit. you've heard about the documentary of an african war lord in ugan ganda. but what do the people there think about it? still technically winter. stick around for the updated first warning weather forecast. wjz 13 is always on.
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girl: i want to tell you about my friend. his name is ben. ben learned about a homeless boy who had an infected tooth,
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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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what can you say? go, purple. >> i've run out of adjectives. >> just absolutely incredible. we are stretching together days almost at 80 degrees. and technically what is winter. yes, this is baltimore. this is definitely not normal. we want to show you where we top out so far today. 78 degrees. so close to that 80. close to the record of 83 and way above average. and that average is 53 degrees. so we're 25 degrees above army. now, at this hour, we're still coming in at 78 degrees. and we could add another degree or two to this high before it's through. 60 in ocean city. when you go a little closer, the same idea that it is cooler along the water, but it is still way above average. 76 degrees right now in westminster. as soon as you head inland, you're in the 70s. wind is out of the west. and it was out of the northwest this morning. usually, that's a cooler wind
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for us. but take a look at what is up stream. 80 in chicago. and that's the air that continues in our direction. so we're not cooling down quite yet. in fact, there is chilly air just off to our northeast. but the thing is, that's going to come down with this back- door cold front. and the reason we call it a back-door cold front is it sort of backs in from new england, instead of coming from the west like it used to. the thing is, we've got another front out to the west that is going to combat that one and keep uso the warm -- us on the warm side of things. it's going to move our way. between the two fronts, we're going to see more clouds around tomorrow. then the chance for a few showers or a thunderstorm, starting thursday night. and that could continue into saturday morning, before we're through with all of this. it's going to be scattered about, very spotty. we will see more clouds. and temperatures will take a hit. but even taking a hit, it is still going to be way above average. tonight's forecast is like this. 49 degrees, pretty quiet out there. then tomorrow, sunshine. giving way to increasing clouds. we are back up close to 80
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degrees for our high, just absolutely incredible. then when we cool it down with those fronts approaching us, we're still talking about temperatures in the 60s. so they're still about 10 degrees above average. >> you know what i was thinking when you were talking about adjectives, this is kind of what it must be like to be like two meteorologists in san diego. another beautiful day. [ laughter ] >> we have said that now for two months. >> you'd be talking about surf reports, though. >> that's true. we don't have those so much. we have tide. all right, bern. thank you. don't miss the cbs primetime lineup at 10:00. it's an episode of csi, followed by eyewitness news at 11:00. and scott pelley has a preview of what's coming up tonight on the cbs evening news. the bank tried to foreclose on her house. but she fought back. and now they're paying her $18 million. you'll meet the woman who uncovered foreclosure fraud. tonight, on the cbs evening news.
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targeting tide. why thieves here in maryland and across the nation are making off with the laundry detergent. i'm alex demetrick. taking up with the measurement, following last summer's earthquake. that story as eyewitness news continues. internet privacy trial. a jury must decide the fate of a rutgers university student. is he a criminal? eyewitness news at 4:00 continues with denise and vic ,,
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it is just before 4:30, 78 degrees and sunny. hello. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm denise koch. in and i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about. the case made national headlines and sparked discussions about bullying and privacy. daroon ravi is accused of using a web cam to spy on his
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homosexual roommate who later committed suicide. the case is now in the hands of a jury. >> reporter: daroon ravi showed no signs of being nervous, as the judge put his fate in the hands of the jury. >> you will take this case, and decide without bias, passion, or prejudice, to either side. >> reporter: ravi is charged with 15 criminal counts for using his web cam to spy on his rutgers roommate, kissing another man, then inviting others to watch. the roommate, tyler clemente, later committed suicide by jumping off the george washington bridge. before the deliberations began, judge len berman gave his instructions. >> the state has the burden of proving the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. >> reporter: the jury heard statements from witnesses over 12 days. in the end, ravi decided not to testify in his own defense. >> reporter: in addition to invasion of privacy, prosecutors accused him of a hate crile, bias intimidation.
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to intimidate means to put another person in fear. >> reporter: that could go up to 10 years. the defense said ravi was just 18 and meant no harm. >> there's hate -- where is the information or evidence to support it? >> reporter: the prosecution painted a very different picture. >> the defendant's actions were mean-spirited. they were malicious. they were criminal. >> reporter: it's now up to the jury to decide which of those pictures is right and if ravi is guilty. in new brunswick, new jersey, randall pinkston, week eyewitness news. >> now, jail time is likely only if ravi is convicted of one of of the two second-degree bias charges he faces. doing more to improve cooperation and communication when a child vanishes. kai is live in the newsroom to explain what it has to do with a high-profile case. >> reporter: a house committee's testimony on
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felicia's law. you'll recall, she is the north carolina teenager who visited -- disappeared in baltimore while visiting her sister's friend. months later, she was found dead. her family is upset that they didn't take them seriously. if a child is not located within 24 hours after being reported missing; also, there would be no mandatory waiting period before an investigation can begin. >> kai, thank you. city police continue to defend the way they handle the barnes case. wjz has more at 5:00 and 6:00. it being called liquid gold on the streets. and criminals are looking to cash in. mary joins us now with more on this unusual criminal trend. >> reporter: denise, believe it or not, we are talking about tide detergent. ask police here in maryland and across the nation say it is a target for thieves who are looking for a quick buck. >> reporter: containers of tide detergent are flying off shelfs in the country.
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the problem is, some of it is being stolen. this is surveillance video of a major heist. patrick costanzo pleaded guilty to stealing as much as $6,000 worth of detergent from wal- mart. why tide? at between $8 and $20 a bottle, a full cart like this is worth hundreds. police say it can be easily resold on the black market for less than retail price. and in some cases, they're selling the stuff directly for drugs. >> drug dealers can finally realize, i can take this $10 rock and have you try to steal something and get 10 bucks for it, get my $10 from you. or i can tell you, i want five bottles of tide instead. once they steal these five bottles of tide, they can turn around and if i them to me. i take them to the dirty store down the road. and they give me $6. >> reporter: tide thefts are a problem nationwide, including here in maryland, where police in prince george's county, have broken up at least one theft ring. >> reporter: this safeway in
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buoy was a favorite target of thieves who stole several thousands worthwhile of tide detergent in recent months. prince george says they arrested 18 people in one ring. >> you're engaged in your activities. if you're with your children, you're oftentimes managing your own kids. >> reporter: now places like cvs are placing devices on tide that trigger alarms. >> police say they often sell to small mom and pop stores. with no serial numbers, it is virtually impossible to trace. >> thieves are stealing red bull and shampoo as well. drug deals. detectives form a two-day undercover operation at the cromwell light rail station in glen burnie. four people are arrested for selling drugs to officers, including marijuana and xan xanax -- xanax. a fifth person is under arrest for violating probation.
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also anne arundel county. investigation is under way for a house fire. take a look at this picture sent by two viewers. this house here in riva, was completely gutted. a second nearby home was also damaged. took more than 75 firefighters to get it under control. measuring the height of the washington monument is considered a routine job. but last summer's 5.8 earthquake is shaking up that study. alex demetrick reports, surveyors are looking to see if the quake moved the monument up, down or sideways. >> reporter: it's hard to imagine anything as big as the washington monument moving. but not if you were up top last august. >> it was absolutely terrifying. it was shaking so violently. to have the mortar falling on your head. the fear was so high that i was sure we were under attack. i didn't realize at first that it was an earthquake. >> reporter: a 5.8 earthquake. engineers found structural damage while dangling from ropes. now, new experts are lining up these metal survey desks on the ground to see if the monument
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is tilting. if so, it is likely small. >> from what we're seeing, we have differences roughly about 2 to 3 millimeters. and that's just a preliminary evaluation. but yes, it could potentially tilt, yeah, absolutely. >> reporter: before it was -- there was a mall or monument, there was a swamp. to build it up, filled with a dredge. >> buildings on top tend to shake more violently than those on top of rock. but it doesn't take an earthquake to shift on the mall. at 555 feet, the monument is not immune to a little sinking. >> since it was finished in 1884, it has settled, about 5.2 centimeters. or roughly about 2 inches. >> reporter: it will take more measurements to see if it sits lower now because of the quake. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> it's estimated it will cost at least $15 million to repair the monument. it will remain closed to the public, until august 2013.
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our string of delightful march days continues on. a live look outside now. once again with 70s and plenty of sunshine. bob is here now with updated numbers from first warning weather. running out of superlatives to describe the kind of weather we're having. we're not the only ones. the entire two of this third -- two-thirds of the eastern united states. down on the cool spot by the bay there. and to the ocean. 63, ocean city. 68 up in oakland. locally around the region, still mid- to upper 70s. cool spots, down by the bay, annapolis and kent island. bay temperature now, right around 49 to 50 degrees. looks like another several warm days headed our way as we end spring on a -- excuse me. as we end winter on a very spring or actually may-type note. and that will continue. denise? >> easy mistake to make. let's check on the roads with kristy breslin. wjz traffic control. hi, denise. hi, everyone. a couple of slow spots for
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95 northbound. first, from 32 to 175. it does slow down once again from eastern avenue past the beltway on the northeast corner. as far as the beltway itself goes, expect 15 minutes on the west side inner loop, from frederick to security boulevard. the negotiate side outer loop, also slow there from york road to charles street. although it does break free after that. accidents include old pimlico road at rockland hills. north avenue at harford road. and we have a fuel spill we're watching. st. paul at eager street. as far as your drive times go, traveling on the outer loop, 85. and 15 minutes to get through. let's now take a live look. you can see, we have traffic there. but it is starting to pick up just a bit. that's 95 at 175. this traffic report is wrought to you by pizza bolis. stop in and get two medium-one- topping pizzas for $6.99 each. only at pizza bolis. back to you. a heartwarming story from australia. a koala bear, severely burned
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in a wildfire returns to the wild. summer brook explains. >> reporter: ryan the koala has been to the verge of death and back. now she's finally going home. >> we're looking for a tree that we can release her into. >> reporter: the animal suffered second-degree burns to most of her body during a controlled burnoff. aust yale -- australian zoo vets have been nursing her back to health for the past five months. >> burns can turn nasty quite quickly. >> reporter: ready? >> ready. >> yeah. >> getting to release animals, easily the best part of their job. >> local wildlife here initially rescued the animal, two weeks after the fire. >> we really didn't have much hope that she was going to make it. and here she is. >> reporter: ryan has been fitted with a gps tracking
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collar as her nose is completely healed. and at risk for sun burn. >> reporter: they will check on her every four weeks before a full medical examination in 3 to 5 months' time. >> it's expected she'll be fine, even able to breathe. and a male koala spotted not too far over, that might not be far down the track. >> wonderful. straight ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 4:00. if you're going to embarrass me by stealing, i'm going to show you what it's like to be embarrassed. >> a mother's unusual punishment for her daughter, after she's caught stealing. a high-speed police chase comes to a dramatic end. see what happens. and our string of incredible winter days rolls on. don't miss the updated first warning weather forecast coming up. mine was earned over the south pacific in 1943.
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jersey comes to a crashing end, and it's all caught on video. this black mercedes is seen flying down the road. a police officer in jersey city starts following the car. but the driver lost control and ran into a construction site fence. no word on what led to the chase or the condition of the driver. a wrong-way crash in ohio leaves two people dead. and now, for the first time, we're hearing what eyewitnesses saw. jessica kartalija is live in the newsroom with more on what dramatic 911 calls reveal. jessica? >> vic, several semi drivers called 911, after seeing a red dodge charger, going the wrong way monday morning. some were able to get out of the way. but one person wasn't so lucky. >> they passed me. and i looked -- and i was watching in my mirrors. and i saw it hit another semi head on. >> i don't think there is going to be any survivors left in that car. he did a head-on collision into that rider rental truck. >> both the driver and passenger in that car going wrong way died.
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police aren't sure how long they were driving the wrong way on the interstate. they're also looking at where they were before the crash happened and whether alcohol was a factor. >> the driver hit escaped with only minor injuries. a driver in mourning after two dozen are killed after a tragic bus crash in switzerland. police say it landed into a wall. 26 students and six adults were killed. they were returning from a ski trip. the cause of the accident is still under investigation. it is a violent documentary about an african war lord. kony2012, continues to set records on the internet. but in the nation of uganda, where kony ruled, very few had ever seen it until now. >> less than 2% of ugandans have the internet.
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and in lira, low-tech is the way to go. victor chang doesn't like the video so much. he says it focuses on kony and should focus on the children. his father and brothers were abducted and never came back. >> almost 70 million people have watched this movie around the world and made a comment. but how many from northern uganda. >> so you want people to be part of the debate? >> i want people to be part of the debate. it's my responsibility and my commitment to take my community to the world and bring my community to the -- world to the community. >> they kept coming and coming. >> reporter: a local schoolteacher arrived on his bicycle. >> i was also coming to see how kony has been displayed. people are killed. i want to be witness of our people were killed. >> reporter: it is a somber story of war, but some of these children are too young to
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remember. >> reporter: you can't see it, but the crowd stretches all the way down the square. there are several thousand people here tonight. and sure, the film is in english. but the organizer says the point of it all is to be part of a conversation. >> reporter: because unlike the rest of the world, northernux northern ugandans haven't just watched the story, they've lived it. >> reporter: they indicted joseph kony for war crimes. however, to date, he has escaped capture. the celebrity and human rights activist testified before congress, accusing sudanese war soldiers of war crimes. he says he personally witnessed rocket attacks on innocent men, women and young children. he wants more done to stop the illegal flow of weapons into the nation. call it a very public display of tough love. a louisiana mother gets creative. >> reporter: whenever 13-year-
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old arinisha walks out of the house, you can bet she'll have on this unmistakable neon t- shirt. >> i feel like, if you want to embarrass me, i'll let you be embarrassed. >> reporter: her t-shirt reads, hide your money, hide your clothes because i'm a thief. >> reporter: her mother made the t-shirt the day after aronnisha was arrested for shoplifting at oakwood center on the bank. she said she was sick to her stomach, picking her daughter up at the juvenile detention center. >> even though it's her first offense, i want to make sure it's the last. i don't ever want to go pick my child up from there again. >> do you think that she's being hard on you? >> no. >> aaronisha says she's embarrassed, but she understands her punishment is all out of love.
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>> reporter: aaronisha's father was murdered back in 2006. and the single mother of four says she has no choice but to practice tough love. >> everything you look, somebody is getting killed. somebody is going to jail. it's always something. i don't my children to be -- i can't. >> aaronisha will have to wear that shirt until her court proceedings are over. stay a last-minute rescue for a new jersey city, hours before it runs out of toilet paper. funding needed to buy toilet paper for schools stalled in the city council. this week, one by one, those buildings began running out. lawmakers finally decided to remove some items from the budget but green lighted the money for paper rolls, but they hit a road block. >> once you've bid and given a contract, you can't remove something from a bid. you have to pull it back. and you have to cancel it and
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you have to rebid it. >> well, the chrys on -- crisis on the hands, the town got a helping hand from peta, who donated six months of free toilet paper. there is a catch, however, every square is printed with an anti-meat message. >> you know that, is a real crisis. and thank you to peta. they get their message across at the same time. >> i guess so. all right. well, we're running out of ways to describe this weather. we will leave it up to bob. to get the first warning weather forecast next. ,,,,,,,,,
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it's just unbelievable weather. this is may weather. it's dry, sunny. just fantastic. saw my first robin today. absolutely. i know people have seen them all winter long. i saw my first one. let's take a look at temps, which means it really is spring. right now, we're at 78 degrees. and check out the humidity. this is dry air. one thing i'm going to remind you of, the woodlands are very dry. 21% humidity, with a west wind at 14. that is a very bad combination for fire danger. so please be very careful with any, any lighted materials.
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don't toss the cigarette out your car, please use the ash tray if you have to smoke. barometer holding now. holding steady, 30.13 inches. 78, the dew point. 70 here. 79 in cumberland. the only really cool spots are by the bay in the ocean. 63, ocean city. 68 in oakland and up in the mountains. and locally, 65, kent island and annapolis down by the bay. and 75, rock hall. pretty warm there. 76 up in westminster. you've got a nice west wind. that's why some of the spots close to the bay. see that little stuff? some spots close to the bay, going to be 10, 15 degrees cooler, really the next couple of days. any of the winds coming off the bay is going to be cooler. bay is so chilly still. we have a nice west wind. tomorrow, about the same thing. might be a little warmer. it's possible we could get into the low 80s. west of town. places like dpred rick, could get to 83, 84 degrees. there will be a weak cold front
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crossing through new jersey tomorrow. may make it into the delaware bay. up there, temperatures will quickly drop into the 50s. we'll we'll be in the 70s and 80s. next couple of days is going to be a very wide gradient across the mid-atlantic region. and if that front happens to get through, it will be cooler than we're predicting. right now, looks like it's going to stay on the warm side. look at that. in the east, a little moisture happening. a little moisture beginning to build. and looks like we might see a chance of showers building,ed from into saturday, as the warm air continues around the region. warm front setting up. with that front out to the west. maybe widely scattered showers. maybe a thundershower developing, with all of that warm, rather moist air coming our way. southeast winds on the bay, 5 to 10 knots. which means someone on the west side of the bay may be a little cooler. bay temp just jumped, by the way, up to 50 degrees. so tonight, just a pleasant, pleasant, great night. maybe open the windows, except the pollen coming in there. 49. let's call it 80.
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with increasing clouds. very warm day. maybe one or two degrees warmer than today. maybe you shower by after midnight tomorrow night and a chance on friday, into early saturday. and we need the rain. >> i was about to say, i think we do. everything is dry. >> thank you, bob. still to come on eyewitness news tonight. governor o'malley, testifying in support of this bill. these folks calling it highway robbery. i'm derek valcourt. with both sides to the gas tax with both sides to the gas tax debate, coming up on ey,, girl: i want to tell you about my friend. his name is ben.
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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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coming up next on eyewitness news at 5:00. the governor makes its argument for a tax increase. how opponents are pushing back. >> felicia's law. i'm mike hellgren in annapolis,
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with the family of a murdered teenager. i'll tell you how they're trying to make sure others don't suffer the same fate. stopping at toll plazas. it could be a possibility in maryland. i'm andrea fujii. what that could mean for you, just ahead on eyewitness news. check in for more on these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> eyewitness news at 5:00 starts now. hi. i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> the family of murdered teenager phylicia barnes is pushing for a new maryland law. it would improve communication for mi


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