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hi, everybody. i'm mary bubala. >> i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. >> stepping down. breaking news from florida. moments ago, the sanford police chief temporarily removes himself from his position. it comes as demonstrators demand justice for an unarmed teen, shot by a neighborhood watch commander. >> reporter: freeman drove four hours to attend a rally in sanford, florida, for trayvon martin. >> i was just compelled that i had to be here as a parent to just represent and get justice for this young man. >> reporter: demonstrators, including the reverend al sharpton, are expected to fill this park. it's near the community where neighborhood watch captain, george zimmerman, shot martin dead. the unarmed 17-year-old was walking near his father's house last month, when zimmerman saw him and called police. >> are you following him? >> yeah.
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>> okay. we don't need you to do that. >> reporter: zimmerman, who has not been charged, says he shot in self-defense when martin attacked him. the case sparked outrage nabd nationwide. -- nationwide. martin's parents met with federal officials who launched the civil rights investigation. >> our son is your son. >> reporter: demonstrators want zimmerman to be charged and the local authorities who handled the case are under intense scrutiny. >> reporter: the sanford city council passed a no confidence motion against the police chief over the shooting. ask there are questions about the self-defense law that let zimmerman go free. florida stand your ground law was authored by this man, but says after this case, it may need to be changed. >> we need to look at the circumstances occurred and see if some kind of legislation is in order. >> reporter: zimmerman could still be charged. florida prosecutors will convene a grand jury next month
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in order to decide. in sanford, florida, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> florida's stand your ground law has been in effect since 2025. 20 other states have similar laws. five bodies are discovered aboard the costa concordia, three months after it wrecks. andrea fujii is live with more on today's discovery. andrea? >> reporter: well, kai, the five new bodies raises the number discovered to 30 and leaves two still missing. the ship hit a rocky reef, took on water and turned over off the tuscany coast in january. divers have been combing the half-submerged ship from passenger cabins to the decks, where more than 4,000 passengers gathered during the frantic evacuations. these latest bodies found have yet to be identified. the concordia's italian captain remains under house arrest. he's under investigation for alleged manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship. kai? >> andrea, thank you. a mother and daughter from
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silver spring, maryland, survive the wreck. dramatic end. an islamic extremist is dead after a fierce gun battle with police. tina kraus has the latest for wjz. >> reporter: french commandos stood down, after a deadly 32- hour standoff in toulouse. the siege ended with gunfire and explosions at the apartments of suspected killer mohammed merra. the 23-year-old was hiding in the bathroom when police stormed his home. prosecutors say merra had several guns and fired at police. officers shot back, hitting him in the head, as he threw himself out the window. police negotiators say an hour before his death, merra admitted to killing a teacher and three students at a jewish school this week and murdering three french soldiers earlier this month. detectives say merra filmed the killings and was proud of them. merra is seen in this amateur
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video, claimed to have links to al qaeda. he called the attacks, payback, for the killing of palestinian children and the french military's involvement in afghanistan. president nicolas sarkozy says an investigation is under way to see if merra had any accomplices. merra said he had traveled to afghanistan and pakistan for terrorist training. officers wanted to take him alive, but the extremist promised he would die fighting. tina kraus, wjz eyewitness news. >> several police officers were injured in the gunfight with the suspect. well, five men are now in baltimore county police custody, in connection with two stabbings and a brawl in owings mills. police say two people were stabbed when a large fight broke out on spectator lane in owings mills tuesday. all five of these men now face attempted murder and assault charm -- charges. detectives are continuing to investigate a shooting that also occurred during the fight.
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but so far, no one has been charged in that. new information in the case of anne arundel county executives accused of spying on political enemies. he says he won't appear because it could affect the case against john leopold. mike hellgren has the latest. >> reporter: and this is the letter state police have denied the chief's request, saying the state prosecutor is already working on a similar investigation. >> reporter: anne arundel county's police chief is now asking state police to investigate whether his officers improperly used a state criminal database. in a letter to state police, chief james tier wrote tthat possibly violates state and federal laws. leopold is under indictment for misconduct in office and misappropriating state money. they used the criminal data basis to keep files on his political enemies, including political activist carl
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snowden. >> this is unprecedented. no other political activist has done this. >> if these charges are true, john leopold is not fit to hold office, and he should resign immediately. >> reporter: chief tier's letter comes after a no- confidence vote on him by two police unions, alleging that he turned a blind eye. and a subpoena from the county council who unanimously demanded tier testify before them under oath, about what, if anything, he knew at a special meeting monday. >> we have been under some pressure to have a very public accounting of this. and i think over the last couple of weeks, we've all had a chance to deliberate and take input in from our constituents. and it's pretty clear now what it is they want us to do. >> reporter: the state department of public safety, which maintains that criminal database, says it is willing to cooperate in any investigation. mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> john leopold denies doing anything illegal and says he plans to fight the charges in
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court. a new chapter in the mystery surrounding the president of the university of maryland, university college. dr. susan aldridge is resigning. she will formally step down from the state's leading online educational institution at the end of the month. aldridge has been on unexplained administrative leave since february. she has served as president of umuc since 2006. a very foggy start to the day in maryland. the dense moisture in the air may make it harder to get there for a lot of people. here in druid park, the visibility was very limited as drivers took it very slowly and carefully. taking a look outside now. the fog is clear. the sun is shining on another warm spring day. it's beautiful. wjz has weather and traffic together. we'll talk to kristy in a second. but here's bob turk with the updated numbers. >> dense fog, particularly in the eastern shore, where schools were delayed like an hour. even west of the bay, we had dense fog.
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but the sun has come out. this is the visible satellite. it's like going up and taking a shot. this afternoon, lots of clouds all across central maryland as you can see. but during the day, things begin to clear up. and boom, there they go. now we've got pretty much clear skies. temperatures have really jumped back into the 70s. look at cumberland. 81 degrees. oakland at 73. baltimore now at 72. ocean city, with some sun there at sketch. -- 67. now, tomorrow, see the 81- degree temperatures. they're going to be very common across the area. the only problem is tomorrow once again, the ocean and the bay, very chilly. so any stations close to those regions are going to be probably six or seven, maybe even 10 degrees cooler, away from the bay, easily, we could get to 80 degrees tomorrow. so a little tough to predict exact numbers. upper 70s at least maybe low 80s. 82 is the record. we could break it. kai? >> bob, thank you. let's check on the roads
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with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. hi, everyone. we start off with trouble out there in harford county, in the joppatowne area. we have a gas main break. all lanes blocked between joppatowne road and joppa. also, a couple of other accidents popping up. liberty road at the beltway on the west side. perring parkway at putty hills. woodlawn drive at windsor mills. and as far as our delays go, you're looking at, at least 15 minutes from baltimore pike to security boulevard. the north side inner loop, also slowing there from charles street to dulaney valley road. and traveling on the harbor tunnel throughway in that northbound direction, expect to see some brake lights there from charles street to the harbor tunnel. let's now take a live look. as you can see, things seem to be moving along just fine there. 295 at 32. this traffic report is brought to you by bill's carpet, hardwood and laminate, too. you can call them at 1-877-75- bills. back to you. ocean city officials are sweetening up summer deals.
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this summer, ocean city is offering free deals every night of the week. fireworks show will light up the skies on tuesday. and then there will be free beach concerts throughout the week. ending with a laser light show friday. also this summer, the dew tour returns to town in july. and that did well there last year. >> right. >> lots of bike enthusiasts. >> do the dew. >> there you go. still ahead at 4:00. a u.s. pilot makes a crash- landing in afghanistan. why it may not have been an accident. up for grabs. gop hopefuls head to maryland, in hopes of a primary win. find out when newt gingrich is coming to town. stem cell therapy for pets. meet a maryland dog owner who says it helped save her dog. and temperatures are soaring. bob will have our updated warm, first warning weather forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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a louisiana man is lucky to be alive, after a tree falls on top of his car. it happened while he was driving home in a storm. the roof caved in and left him nearly trapped. but he managed to climb out and walk away, without a scratch. it took crews more than an hour to remove the tree from his car. a dramatic military helicopter crash is caught on video in afghanistan. look at this. the pilot appears to lose control. and the apache helicopter. wow. makes a hard landing in a remote area of snow. it narrowly miss said the building before it slams into the snow. no one was hurt. investigators are now looking into whether the pilot was doing stunts when that crash occurred. well, one of the last search-and-rescue dogs from 9/11, lives right here in maryland. she was suffering from a painful condition, until her owner took action with breakthrough technology. >> reporter: red is a search and rescue dog from annapolis but has traveled across the
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country. her missions include hurricane katrina. the la plata tornadoes, the pentagon, after 9/11. >> because it's like finding 70% of the human remains. that helped a whole lot of those families actually get closure. >> reporter: 9/11 was red's first search. today, she's one of the last 9/11 search-and-rescue dogs to survive. she retired last summer due to her arthritis. >> she doesn't [ inaudible ] i'm going to cry. >> reporter: heather did some research and found that there is an animal hospital in virginia that does breakthrough stem cell surgery for dogs. >> the burke animal clinic is just one of a few across the country that use stem cell therapy. they harvest one of the dog's fatty tissue, act activates the stem cell, then reinjects them back into the areas. >> we've done about 28 dogs. and of those dogs, we're had 75 to 80% who have done very well.
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>> reporter: the vet's own dog has had treatment and is doing very well. >> hopefully within two or three months, she'll be more comfortable, moving around, wanting to play more. >> i have no doubt it will help her want to play more. >> for more information, go to and click on local news. a bit of a down day on wall street. all of the markets post losses. the dow was down 78. s&p off 10. nasdaq off 12. let's go to new york where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. american airlines says it will ask a bankruptcy judge to throw out its union contract. if the carrier can't reach a cost-cutting deal with labor. american wants to void several collective bargaining agreements that have been under intense negotiations since the airline and its parent company filed for bankruptcy last year. the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage is above 4% for the first time in five months.
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experts say that means the window to buy or refinance the home at a historic rate is closing. according to freddie mac, the average on a loan jumped 4.08%. a month ago, it touched a record low of 3.87%. and stocks were lower on more signs that economies in china and europe are slowing down. but there is more encouraging news about the job market here in the u.s. the number of americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to a four-year low last week, providing a fresh sign that the job market is, indeed, strengthening. and volkswagen will step up hiring in the u.s. it will add 800 new jobs at its chattanooga, tennessee plant to boost production of the pasat sedan. 25% of the volkswagens sold in america will now be made in tennessee. for more, head to in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. the company that brought you the insanely popular game
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"angry birds," is launching a new version that is truly out of this world. this is angry birds face. it was just released today for apple and android, as well as pcs and maccomputers. in the game, birds are placed with new super powers. ad support additions are free, while others cost up to $2.99. i was so bad at the first one. >> my daughter plays it. i don't see what the hype is. we only played it for about seven or eight hours. [ laughter ] >> what did she think? >> actually, she loved it. i don't think she knows about this. i think she's going to get a surprise. >> oh, she was playing the original. she's going to love this. another seven or eight hours. coming up on eyewitness news at 4:00. predicting weather breast cancer -- whether breast cancer will come back. the research doctors call
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promising. had a very difficult day. and a very difficult series of days. finally found. missing for nearly three months. the fbi found they discovered the body of a montana teacher. it is nice outside now. but how is our weekend weather shaping up? find out in our first warning weather forecast. wjz 13 is always on. for the top stories on, instant updates and first warning weather all the time, click 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.
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the fog is gone now, thank goodness. >> r. >> there's -- >> there's still a lot of moisture around. but the fog finally burned off around noon, 1:00, most areas. now, tomorrow, if it gets a little foggy overnight, which we do expect, i think we'll have some sun maybe by 11:00, which means the temperatures have a greater chance of getting higher tomorrow than they have been today. it's still warm out there. but not as warm as some areas. to the west, it's much warmer. records breaking all over the place. detroit is like 82 now. we're at 72. humidity at 68%. so still rather moist. and because of those
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east/northeast winds off the ocean, we still have that moisture around. so tonight, maybe some more fog. could be locally dense again. but it shouldn't be quite as thick, we don't think, tonight, as it has been the last couple of nights. so it will burn off quickly. 30.12 inches, the barometer. currently holding steady. look how warm it is to the west. that is going to be in central maryland, we think, tomorrow. 83 in cumberland. 76 in oakland, at over 2,000 feet up. that's remarkable. 71 in pax river. 77 now in easton and ocean city. a little cooler, of course, by the water, at 67. and we're at 72. locally, mid70s, some spots upper 60s by the bay. of course, the bay has that cooling effect. and tomorrow, any areas close to the bay, maybe 10 or more degrees cooler than areas away from the bay. that's the spring problem around here. it's very difficult to get the exact temperatures because the bay is so cold. wind shifts a little to the southeast. and temperatures really drop.
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right now, we're seeing a bit of a north/northeast wind. i think tomorrow, most of the winds again will be out of the east. but they'll be rather light. however, we do have a weather system that has been spinning out here in the midwest. it's going to bring up warm air tomorrow. and our winds should begin to turn a little bit. then the clouds move in with this system. a good chance of rain this weekend, as a front comes down from the north. that moisture coming from the south and southwest. two of them combine to give us a really good shot of getting much-needed rain in the region. so we're looking for kind of a wet, maybe thundershower on saturday. and then just plain old rain, i think, on sunday, with cooler temps. east winds on the bay, becoming north as the weak front comes through. bay temp, around 54 now. tonight, still some fog possible. but not as dense as this morning. 54 for the low. it's almost our normal high. upper 70s. maybe 80, 81. the record tomorrow is 82. all depends on how many hours of sun we get. all in all, it's going to be a warm end to the week. >> good.
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it's 4:29. 72 degrees. mostly sunny in maryland. hello, everyone. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about. on the fast track today, president obama announces immediate plans for the controversial keystone pipeline, a project he originally delayed n. tonight's campaign 2012 report, tara mergener reports for wjz, the republicans who want his job say the president is simply pushing his energy politics. >> hello, oklahoma. >> reporter: speaking and pushing oklahoma, the pipeline crossroads of the world, president obama ordered the government to fasttrack an oil pipeline to the gulf coast. >> reporter: there's a bottleneck right here. because we can't get enough of the oil to our refineries fast
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enough. >> reporter: the cashing -- cushing two is part of a larger project designed to run from canada. >> this whole project has obviously generated a lot of policies and politics. >> here he is standing in cushing, oklahoma. he could put one foot on one side and say this part of the pipeline could go. and put one foot on the other side. that part can't. >> reporter: this election year, some americans are already paying more than $4 for a gallon of gas. the republican white house hopefuls are telling voters, president obama is to blame. >> the president refuses to open up lands for oil and gas exploration, particularly oil exploration. >> reporter: the president says the u.s. is drilling more. and that more production won't change prices at the pump overnight. >> the main reason the gas prices are high right now is because people are worried about what is happening with iran. >> reporter: on this trip, president obama made three other stops in battleground states to defend his energy
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policies. >> reporter: at the white house, tara mergener, wjz eyewitness news. >> in tonight's wjz pump watch report, a look at the gas prices in maryland. last month, a gallon of regular was $3.62. today, that same gallon is going for $3.91. primary focus on maryland. a second gop presidential candidate has his sights on maryland. newt gingrich will visit with the state house and meet with business owners on main street. mitt romney held a town hall meeting yesterday in arbutus. maryland goes to the polls on tuesday. the winner of the presidential primary gets all 37 of maryland's delegates. stay with wjz for complete coverage of campaign 2012. we'll bring you the latest on the candidates and updated primary results. several new developmentsed today in the -- developments today in the child sex abuse case. against jerry sandusky. >> reporter: a defense attorney
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asked to throw out all charges against sandusky. he says that some charges aren't specific enough and others, the statute of limitations has run out. sandusky is on house arrest, awaiting a trial in may on charges he abused 15 boys over a 15-year period. the university is also agreeing to reimburse the legal expenses from any employee. >> sandusky is denying all of the sex abuse allegations. missing for months. today, the fbi says it has found the body of a teacher in montana. amanda vinegas reports, sheri arnold disappeared while jogging. >> reporter: on january 7th, life was turned upside-down after mother, friend and teacher disappeared. an investigation linked two men to her kidnapping. now, police have recovered a
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body to believed -- believed to be sheri's. the community continues to grieve. >> it's been kind of an emotional roller coaster for everyone. >> reporter: city police chief bob burnison has been involved in the investigation since day 1 and says sheri's disappearance has made for a trying time in this small montana town. >> it even make its where when you actually know the person that is the victim, it really makes it a lot harder. >> reporter: sydney mayor bret smelter says for months, the entire community has prayed to find sheri. >> i think this is what we were looking for. it's definitely some closure for the community. hopefully it's enough closure for the family. >> reporter: the family has gone through the unthinkable over the past two and a half months. >> it's been a very difficult day. been a very difficult series of days. >> probably the toughest thing any of us have gone through. the toughest. >> reporter: and the community has been there to support them along the way.
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from the 1,000 students and friends that scoured the town for any sign of sheri, the weekend she went missing, to the hundreds of students and friends, who filled the sydney gym to remember her at a prayer vigil, it's evident sheri touched the lives of many. >> she is one of the most caring people that you could ever imagine. >> reporter: two suspects have pleaded not guilty to the kidnapping in the case. detecting cancer in the blood. new research can improve the survival for breast cancer patients. mary has details in today's study in the healthwatch report. ctcs can be detected in a woman's blood, after breast cancer surgery, before chemotherapy. and they can provide doctors with critical information on the patient's survival rate and how to better plot a treatment plan. the study found patients with at least 5ctcs after surgery, have a four-fold increased risk of the cancer coming back.
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the research also found women with ctcs were also three times more likely to die. >> the study tested the blood of more than 2,000 women who had breast cancer surgery, but had not yet started chemotherapy. unsafe safety device. there's concern today on a popular cabinet lock. more than 1 million safety first cabinet locks. because children can easily get around them. three children swallowed cleaners or detergents. for more information gto and click on links and numbers. street safety today. requiring motor scooter riders to wear helmets. also mandates glasses. the vehicle does not have a wind screen. a version of the bill went last year, but did not pass. our tropical spring-like weather pattern continues. though today, we're seeing much
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more sun. here's a beautiful shot from sky eye chopper 13. wjz has weather and traffic together. bob is here with the updated numbers from first warning weather. as soon as the clouds and fog burn up, temperatures shot up in the 70s. take a look now at the satellite imagery. you can see where the clouds are. and during the day, things begin to move and clear up. now, lots of sunshine as you can see it across the region. and temperatures really spike now. 82 in cumberland. 77 in easton. we're at 72 degrees now. tomorrow, it appears that most areas, except by the water, will be unseasonably warm, probably upper 70s, even some low 80s. the record tomorrow is 82. it's possible we could get to that record temperature on friday. and then, some cooling and a good chance of rain for the weekend. vic? >> okay, bob. thank you. let's check in on traffic now with wjz traffic control. well, definitely getting a lot busier out there. northbound 95, you'll definitely slow down in that
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direction from 32 to 175. the beltway still seeing a lot of traffic around the north side inner loop from charles street to dulaney valley road. and at least 20 minutes on the west side inner loop, from baltimore national pike to security boulevard. traveling on the bottom side, on the south side outer loop, slowing there from curtis creek to the drawbridge. accidents include liberty road at the beltway. annapolis road at park drive, north pulaski. and also, rossville boulevard. let's now take a live look. you can see, we have a lot of cars out there. on beltway at york road. and we'll take another live look. you can see some delays, definitely building there, 295 at 32. this traffic report is brought to you at pizza bolis. stop in and get pizzas. only $6.99 each. back to you. straight ahead. murdered by his parents. the shocking charges a
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philadelphia couple are facing today. it's better to have a cooler product. nobody is going to tell you it's better to have a hotter product. too hot to handle? apple catches heat over its new ipad. and it's a warm thursday. how is our weekend weather shaping up? bob has your forecast coming up. ,,,,
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a tank bursts into flames as syrian troops clash with rebels. the violence is increasing, despite u.n. efforts to stop the bloodshed. activists are calling for a cease-fire to open dialogue for both sides. syrians are blaming the unrest on terrorists. they say thousands of people have died in the year-long revolt. u.s. defense officials say the death toll in the massacre of afghan villagers is now 17. investigators have increased the number of dead. but officials have not
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explained. the investigation is continuing. army staff sergeant, robert bales was reportedly gunned down on march 11th. he is expected to be charged on friday. as a british soccer star continues to recover, we're learning more about a shocking home field cardiac arrest. kai is in the newsroom with more. >> doctors are announcing fabris fuamba, was officially dead. it happened during a game last saturday. paramedics were able to use multiple defibrillator shocks to get his heart beating again. the 23-year-old is showing small signs of improvement. but remains in intensive care. the cause has not been determined. vic? >> he is a midfielder for the bolton wanderers. a little boy dies in philadelphia. and police say he was beaten and starved to death by his own parents. >> reporter: just 6 years old, who according to sources, was abused, beaten, and starved inside this home in the 1800
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block of south 22nd street. when he died, we're told he weighed, at most, 27 pounds. >> like i never saw them. like having your son cooped up in the house. >> reporter: neighbors were shocked to learn not only of his tragic death. but even to learn that khalil lived next door. >> reporter: police arrested his parents, 49-year-old floyd wines. and tina wines, for murder and related offenses. according to sources, on monday night, the wines took khalil, claiming he fell out of a tub. he seemed autobiography at first, but later passed out. >> i believe the parents took him to chop at about 10:45 p.m. by 11:16, he was pronounced dead. and then went to the medical examiner's office, and they rule today death by blunt force traum -- to the head. >> reporter: khalil also had cuts and bruises all over his
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body. he was taken to foster care but returned to his parents two years ago. neighbors are baffled. >> regular people. regular people. >> they didn't look like the type that would do nothing like that. but it's still sad. >> reporter: sources say they had eight children, but at the time of their arrest, lived with only two. a welfare agency is working with police in the ongoing investigation. a 6-year-old boy is saved after swallowing a large coin in china. he was taken to the hospital on complaints of a nasty stomachache. x-rays revealed a large coin was lodged inside the boy's stomach. apparently he fell asleep with the coin inside his mouth. instead of operating, doctors used a gastro scope to pull the coin out. the procedure was a success. starbucks is branching out into the juice bar market. they announced today they will start selling juice drinks. it will have about one-third less caffeine than a tall cup of joe and no coffee taste.
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made-to-order versions will be sold starting in julyful. there are reports reports that apple's new ipad gets too hot to handle. careis dubois of reports. they are running the tests to compare to last year's line. >> reporter: it is evident the ipad is a hot product. the question this week is whether the ipad is a new product literally. >> it's better to have a cooler product. >> so c-net senior editor eric franklin. put a new pad. >> i ran a game of very highly intensive, very graphically impressive game on both systems for 15 minutes at the highest brightness. then i turn the ipads over and took measurement readings from five different points on the back. the new ipad got to only maybe 94 in our tests. >> reporter: earlier this week, they said that the new display, power and battery life
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all operated within normal specifications. but if customers have concerned, they can call apple care. >> doesn't seem to be any warmer than laptops. laptops seem to get hotter. you're holding the ipad and feeling with your hands. >> reporter: in fact, cnet editors in new york ran heat tests and found that the apple macbook pro registered the same or higher temperatures than the del or toshiba. here's the bottom line. >> i think it's going to blow over. i think it's, blown out of proportion. electronics products get hot. >> reporter: the simplest fix c net experts say, use a case and turn down the screen brightness. i'm caris dubois, c >> this is 13 degrees higher than the ipad 2. scientists say it's not hot enough to pose any health concerns. a colon of skunks forces a family from their home in
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colorado. they say the smell coming from the 100-year-old house was unbearable. exterminator ripped up the florida. the house says no foundation, making it the perfect safe harbor of tunnels for those skunks. exterminators say the warm weather was to blame for bringing the animals up early. a cat falls and survives. sugar is a little skittish. but her owner says, because she survived a drop from the window of the 19th floor. the cat suffered no broken bones or cuts. only minor bruising on her lungs. animal experts say it's a good reminder to put screens on their windows. the hungered games is the most anticipated book turned movie. bigad shaban introduces us to the movie's big stories. -- stars. >> reporter: jennifer lawrence tries to fight to the death in a televised hungered games.
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in the movie, she plays 16-year- old catness. a skilled hunter, caught up in the annual survival. >> i volunteer its tribute. >> reporter: but lawrence admits, offscreen, she's no tough girl. >> no. absolutely not. >> i have the street smarts and survivor skills of a poodle. i'm awful. >> reporter: lawrence's character also finds herself in a love triangle. between the boy she left at home, liam, and josh. the two joked about how well they'd do in the brutal games. >> he comes from australia. he's fighting sharks and crocodiles and hunting for his life out there. >> this would be a walk in the park. >> compared to the outback. it's nothing. i'm from kentucky. usually, we can get down, too. but australia, i don't know. >> we fight sharks and crocodiles and all kinds of stuff. >> the movie is based on a and a half. first of a trilogy that spent four years and counting on the new york times best sellers
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list. >> lauren was a big fan of the book. >> it was incredible. like seeing everything in your mind. then seeing the big e, better real version of it. >> reporter: her character is nicknamed the girl on fire. and it's a box office as big as expected. she's only going to get hotter. in los angeles, bigat shaban, wjz eyewitness news. >> advanced ticket sales for the hungered games are strong. more than 2,000 showings are already sold out. being in a wheelchair doesn't stop a woman from going on an extreme adventure in canada. watch as a group hoists her over the bridge for her first bungee jump. the 25-year-old took the plunge after winning an adventure contest, specializing in helping people with disabilities. the video of the jump has become a hit online. organizers say it has become completely safe to bungee in a wheelchair. about as safe as to jump without one, i suppose. are any changes on the way? bob ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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here's another live look outside today. started out foggy. but it warmed up quickly.
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>> just a little moisture in the air. one thing we do see out there is pollen. some of that is pollen. yellow pollen everywhere in the region. much earlier than usual. because it's so warm. trees are going nuts now. if you have allergies, you know. let's take a look at temps now. beautiful afternoon, turned out to be. 72 now. east/northeast winds at 10. nice little breeze. just so comfortable. barometer holding steady. 30.12 inches. dew points pretty high. 61. still rather humid at 68. tonight, the dew point and temperature going to get close. we'll see more fog overnight. but shouldn't be as thick and shouldn't last as long as it did yesterday. 82 in cumberland. that really, really warm air should dominate most of the region tomorrow. 77, easton. cool spot, down by the ocean, 67 on the boardwalk in ocean city. and 75, even out in oakland. locally, 74, westminster. as you get away from the bay,
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it will be warmer tomorrow. close to the water. temperatures may only be in the low 70s because the water is so chilly, compared to the areas away from the area -- from the bay. 74 in washington now. 70 up in bel air and rock hall. we have a slight northeast wind now. tomorrow, looks like a north wind for a while. then goes east or southeast. which could keep the clouds in a little longer. but the general trend, as this low pressure ought to -- out to the west begins to head to the east. winds should begin to turn aloft, to the south and southwest. that's going to bring us really warm air. in addition, shower activity associated with that system, will begin to approach our region, late, late, late tomorrow. really early saturday. and a front from the north coming down. these two get together across the mid-atlantic. we have a really good shot of getting decent rain. and we really need it right now. we're about almost two inches below normal for the month of march. it's very warm. and a dry one. scattered light shower activity to the south. but tomorrow, as the front approaches, it will be in the
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warm sector. the front going to kind of combine through our region. cooler air for the weekend. definitely a lot cooler on sunday, probably around 60. but a good chance of rain for the region, for the weekend, unfortunately. east winds, 5 to 10 knots. bay temp, 1 degree to 54 degrees. tonight, still could be patchy fog overnight. probably not as thick as this morning. 54 for our low tomorrow. mid- to upper 70s may -- it may get into the low 80s. the record tomorrow is 82. if we get all of that sun earlier, you will probably get to 82, 83. because it's been today in detroit. it's 82 degrees. it's really warm air sitting to the west. so it will be feeling like summer tomorrow. at least mid or late may. >> thank you, bob. still to come on eyewitness news tonight. caught on tape. a school intruder. and a student go head to head. and it all happened on school property. i'm weijia jiang in columbia. we'll show you exactly what
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what's behind the violence, and who is being charged for throwing punches. buying scandal. i'm mike hellgren, at the arundel center, where the county council called after the chief refused to testify. what they're going to testify to now. earlier this week, three people stabbed. now, five people are arrested. what happened? mike schuh, at wjz eyewitness news. the story next. check in for the stories.
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hi. i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. anne arundel county's top cop will not supply with -- comply with the subpoena to testify in the corruption case against executive john leopold. wjz continues to closely investigate this case. mike hellgren is live at the arundel center and has new actions the county council has taken. >> reporter: things are heating up here. the council is going to resubpoena the chief today but felt they didn't give enough notice before their special meeting. they are determined to get him here before the council. >> reporter: the anne arundel county council called a brief emergency meeting after police chief james tier refused to testify before them. members unanimously subpoenaed the chief to do


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