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mega mystery solved. sort of. the maryland winners of the record lottery claimed their prize. >> hi. i'm kai jackson. mary is off. here's what people are talking about. maryland has three new mega millionaires. but the mystery still surrounds the winners. mike hellgren is at the maryland lottery headquarters with the ticket buyers and their plans for the fortunes. >> reporter: what a story. the big jackpot was sold right here in milford mill. one of the winners said she laid out all the tickets on the floor and watched the drawing and discovered that she and her friends, the three amigos, were all big winners. >> reporter: they are pictured hidden behind their check, choosing to remain anonymous. all are public educators. an elementary teacher, special ed teacher, and special administrative support staffer. they walked away with almost $35 million each after taxes. >> everything on their list,
whether it was paying tuition for their children or purchasing a home or taking a trip somewhere, is not the kind of ostentatious brandishing of this money that would necessarily bring them a lot of attention. >> reporter: and like the rest of the world, they watched a media circus surround a mom in south baltimore, who claimed she was the winner. she wasn't. >> they had been kind of privately laughing amongst themselves, maybe texting back and forth. that other people were claiming to have the ticket when, in fact, they knew where the ticket was. >> the woman came through these doors with a ticket in an envelope in her purse. and the three had not yet signed it. >> reporter: all three worked multiple jobs and needed the money. >> they had just been in church. and they had set -- a silent prayer for just some help in paying some bills. they were so clearly committed to their kids. when we asked them, are you going to continue to teach? they both said, yes, i can't
give up my kids. >> reporter: it's a lesson in luck and humility. >> reporter: so they walked into the doors of the 7-eleven and walked into millions of dollars. they had to split it with prize winners in two other states. so far, the winner has come forward in kansas, but not in illinois. reporting, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> the three chose to take their winnings in a lump sum. will you see a tax increase? the clock runs out in annapolis, before maryland lawmakers reach an agreement. late last night, the general assembly passed a bare bones settlement. now, a decision must be made whether the cuts stay or lawmakers come back to annapolis for a special session to pass a new bill with tax increases. wjz is in annapolis. we'll have the latest coming up new at 5:00 and 6:00. a major development in campaign 2012. former pennsylvania senator rick santorum, just announced he is suspending his presidential campaign.
danielle nottingham reports for wjz from the white house. >> rick santorum told reporters in gettysburg, pennsylvania, he is suspending his campaign for the gop presidential nomination. >> we made a decision over the weekend that while this presidential race for us is over, for me, and we will suspend our campaign, effective today, we are not done fighting. >> reporter: santorum's decision comes two weeks before the primary in his home state of pennsylvania. recent polls show him slipping there. he was off the campaign trail for several days this past week, after his 3-year-old daughter bella was hospitalized. she suffers from a rare genetic condition. >> this was a time for prayer and thought. >> reporter: santorum came from the back of the pack to challenge mitt romney. the two going toe to toe, as santorum sold himself as the true conservative, to replace president obama in the white house. >> reporter: ee he caught fire when -- he caught fire when he
won some early caucus states, then the illinois primay. >> a month ago, they didn't know who we are. but they do now. >> reporter: he went on to win several states in super tuesday. then went to take alabama, mississippi, and louisiana. >> we did it again. >> reporter: but santorum trailed in the delegate count and couldn't compete with mitt romney's financial strength. santorum wouldn't say if he'll back romney. danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> a short time ago, romney congratulated santorum, calling him a worthy and able competitor. new video of a shocking case of random violence in baltimore. jessica kartalija is in the newsroom with new information on the assault that continues to spark outrage. jess? >> reporter: baltimore police say they are making progress in the case that left a virginia man beaten, striped and robbed
on the sidewalk. this is new video of the assault on march 18th, outside the courthouse downtown. it shows the man being punched and hitting the sidewalk so hard you can actually hear it on that. the victim, a 31-year-old tourist, woke up in his hotel room. he couldn't remember what happened. that video is filling in the blanks now. >> jess, thank you. city police say someone who is being questioned by detectives and prosecutors, so far that person is not being called a suspect. two people killed in a head- on collision, in anne arundel county are identified today. the cars collided on davidson road in crofton yesterday evening. 70-year-old mary elizabeth corkle and 26-year-old stephanie banshero crashed. they say the young woman tried to get back in the lane and she apparently overcorrected and crossed the center line, hitting corkle head-on.
the accident is under investigation. today, brush and wildfires are still burning in maryland. in nine states from new hampshire to florida. first warning weather continues with terrell brown. the fires are being fueled by dry conditions and whipping winds. >> reporter: wildfires broke out up and down the east coast. fueled by whipping winds and dry conditions. >> the wind just blows it, keeps it blowing, pushing it farther and farther. >> on new york's long island, hundreds of firefighters race to keep flames from closing in on a nuclear physics facility. the fire swallowed up about a thousand acres, destroying at least two homes and sending three firefighters to the hospital. >> this fire is as serious as it gets. it is not yet under control. >> reporter: neil coleman's son shot this video of the fire, as it crept dangerously close to their home. >> i'm telling you, the fire was over 100 foot tall. it was unbelievable. it was like you see in the movies and on tv. until you're there. you're like, wow, i think i'm
in trouble. >> reporter: in new jersey, another inferno, which officials are calling suspicious, is on track to burn 1,000 acres. yesterday, it came within just a few feet of some homes. >> it was very horrifying, too close for comfort. it was right behind our home. literally right behind our home. >> reporter: the dry, windy weather, also helped feed flames in pennsylvania and connecticut, where a brush fire lined a railroad track. nearby homes and businesses were evacuated. >> i was very nervous. i thought i could possibly be losing my home at that point. >> the national weather service issued fire warnings throughout the mid-atlantic region. along with parts. midwestst and south. in virginia, helicopters dumped water from above to try to douse the flames. the wildfire outbreak stretched all the way down to miami, where a fast-moving fire caught residents by surprise. terrell brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> a red flag warning remains in effect for most of maryland right now. sky eye chopper 13 is over a brush fire in westminster,
carroll county. unusually dry conditions and high binds are fueling fires, like this one, all over maryland. meteorologist bernadette woods is closely tracking these dangerous and dry conditions. in first warning weather. bern? >> well, it is still a really bad situation, as far as the dry weather is concerned. even though we had a couple of showers yesterday, there's just not a lot of moisture out there. red flag warnings until 8 clorng tonight. that will be the -- 8:00 tonight. that will be the peak wind warnings. they are up for about the sixth day in a row. northwest seeing sustained winds, generally 10 to 20 miles per hour, with gusts even higher than that. let's switch it over to first warning doppler radar. we want to show you. there have been showers to the north. but when we put it in motion, it's very light and scattered about. sprinkles in northern parts of baltimore county. and also out west, just a couple of sprinkles. that's about it. so we will track this and keep you updated. kai? >> bernadette, thank you. stay with wjz to get updated forecasts, and the latest
weather watches and warnings, log onto wjz.com. let's check on the roads with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. hi, kristy. >> hi, kai. hi, everyone. northbound i didn't 95, we did have an accident. the delay there is back to the beltway. expect about 20 minute toss get through. -- 20 minutes to get through. stop and go there from york road to dulaney valley. and a 15-minute delay from frederick to security boulevard. as far as accidents go, edgewood road at emerton road in harford county of the also, washington boulevard. westbound 40 at rolling road. and finally, in baltimore city, we have orleans street at north caroline. let's now take a live look, as you can see on the right-hand side of the screen. we have quite a delay there. 895 at moravia road. that does stretch back to child street. this traffic report is brought to you by bill's carpet, hard wood and laminate, too. you can call them at 1-877-75-
bills. back to you. still ahead at 4:00. brave middle schooler. what he does when his bus driver has a heart attack behind the wheel. graphic images. is the government going too far with warnings on cigarette packs? and a bear with a taste for meatballs? fear in a california neighborhood. how the nail-biting incident ends. and it's more like april than we've seen in a while. meteorologist bernadette woods is updating your first warning forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
the tragic accident in missouri claims the life of a little girl. it happened on this highway, just feet from the toddler's home. police say 22-month-old sierra crestly was hit and killed. she was let out of the house accidentally by her 5-year-old brother. there's no word if sierra's family or the driver will face charges. for the first time in nearly three months, the
captain of the costa concordia cruise ship is allowed to leave his home. francesco schettino was given permission to leave his house for lunch for easter at his sister. prosecutors say schettino brought the ship too close to shore. at least 30 people died. two are still missing. proposed graphic warning labels for cigarette packs are front and center in a federal courtroom. danielle nottingham explains for wjz from washington. >> a panel of judges at this federal court of appeals heard arguments about controversial warning labels for cigarette packs. the food and drug administration wants large warning labels like these placed on every pack. they show graphic images and make claims like cigarettes cause cancer. congress gave the fda the power to put those labels on cigarettes in 2009. when it put the agency in charge of regulating tobacco. it's part of a big push to
convince americans, especially younger ones, not to smoke. >> parents and teachers all tell us that this is exactly the kind of tool they need to help communicate to kids exactly how dangerous, exactly how addictive tobacco use is. >> reporter: but the attorneys for the tobacco companies argue, the requirement to put those graphic warning labels on products is an example of the government violating their first amendment rights. >> advertising executives echoed that message. >> i don't think anybody can look at these warnings and say they're merely factual. they go way beyond that. and if they can do that here, as i say, they will go on to do it in other areas and it's not appropriate. >> reporter: the images were supposed to start appearing on cigarette packs last september. but the legal battle is likely to reach the supreme court, a process that would delay a final decision on the issue for years. in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> a different federal appeals
court has ruled the graphic warning labels are constitutional. wall street cannot seem to dig out of its hole. [ stock bells ringing ] another big drop in the market to give the day. dow is down 214. its worst day so far this year. the s&p is off 24. nasdaq down 56. let's go to new york, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. stocks fell for the fifth straight day. it is the longest losing streak of the year for the dow jones industrial average. stocks sold off on renewed worries about europe's debt crisis. job openings increased in february and hiring climbed to the highest level in more than three years. experts say the new government figures suggest modest job gains should continue in the coming months. the number of positions waiting to be filled totaled 3 1/2 million in february, up slightly from january. best buy is looking for a new boss after ceo brian dun
resigned. best buy recently announced it would close 50 big box stores as it focused on smaller stores and internet sales. and wireless carriers are teaming up with federal and local officials to make stolen cell phones useless to thieves. they'll set up a database that will let wireless providers disable a cell phone after it is reported stolen. police in major cities try to deal with a sharp increase in stolen mobile phones, which thieves quickly resell. that's your money watch. for more, go to cbsmoneywatch.com. in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. imagine as you wake up, look in your backyard and see a 600-pound black bear walking around. that's a big black bear. that's exactly what some people in glendale, california saw this morning. the black bear was roaming, climbing walls and checking things out. the bear was shot with a tranquilizer. but it woke back up. and wildlife officials had to use two more shots to get the bear sedated. it was taken out of the area.
wow. coming up at 4:00, another reason to fear going to the dentist. we will explain in tonight's healthwatch. burning building collapse. two firefighters are killed. could the building owner face criminal charges? a partly cloudy afternoon. and the wind makes it a bit chilly. meteorologist bernadette woods is updating your first warning forecast. wjz 13 is always on for the top stories on wjz.com. instant updates and first warning weather all the time, click wjz.com. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
all right. beautiful april day out there, bernadette. >> seeing the sunshine right now. it's been a very interesting day. we've had times with the clouds come through. then the sunshine. then the clouds. sort of a mixture of everything. want to show you first warning doppler radar. because some of those clouds are producing showers. now, not a good rain that will help all of the fire danger. but a few spotty showers. that's about it. so a lot more off to our north. but it's now coming down into parts of baltimore county. and these are just sprinkles at that. that's about it. and want to show you also, just out to the west, we've seen a few of these coming out around
hagerstown. so just a couple of showers. unfortunately, that's all we're looking at now. we'll switch it over and show you, sunshine. building clouds. and yet another front makes its way through. we've had a series of these the last few days. with the fronts coming through, they really keep up the winds. we see sustained winds generally 10 to 20 miles per hour this afternoon. with gusts even higher than that. not quite as high as yesterday. but still pretty high and not helping the high fire danger threat. look at this. we have red flag danger warnings. almost the entire state. now, we think that the humidity level could be up a little bit tomorrow. but once tomorrow's front gets out of here, we dry out. and those winds kick up once again for the end of the week. so this isn't going anywhere any time soon. temperature-wise, not too bad. got a little warmer than we thought with the sun coming out. 70 degrees in patuxent right now. 50s out west. and 40s in the mountains. 66 has been our high so far on the day. that average has now climbed to 63 degrees.
so yes, we're in that month, where it really does start to warm up. here's this front and the round of showers. and you notice just off to the north, there's a lot more. that going on. -- more of that going on. as we head into tomorrow. another front comes through. this will pass through during the day. then it get the out of here for thursday. but notice, all of these lines still sticking around. that indicates the high winds. and that is not good when we continue with the dry conditions. and we continue with the very bad grounds, as far as the tinder and the dryness. it's not only this dry spell we have been going through. most of last month was pretty dry also. high pressure out to our west, will eventually come in and try to settle down the winds for about a day and that's it. out on the water, we have small craft advisories in effect with the winds up. take a look at this forecast for tonight. breezy out there. maybe a couple of showers. but then tonight, as those die down, we're going down to 36 degrees. it's going to be a cold one. tomorrow, much cooler with this other front coming through. clouds, limited sunshine. another breezy day, just a
chance for a couple of showers. we really will take whatever we can get at this point. but it's really not what we need yet. and we're not seeing that chance, at least for the next few days around here. we'll keep you updated. >> we're talking about dry conditions, so the rain can't hurt. >> it definitely can't hurt us. >> great, bernadette. thank you. don't miss cbs's primetime lineup. stay tuned for eyewitness news at 11:00. lots more ahead at 4:30. deadly crash. the government's recommendations to keep future air shows safe. sending a message. how cellular carriers are planning to help you, if your phone is stolen. and the shooting of tray von martin issue in the gun man's own words. eyewitness news at ,,,,,,,,,,,,,
talking about. speaking out for the first time. george zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer, who shot and killed trayvon martin, is asking supporters for help. as randall pinkston reports for wjz, martin's family is still pushing for an arrest, but investigators say they need more time. >> george zimmerman is speaking out for the first time. the man who says he shot and killed trayvon martin in self- defense has created a website called "the real george zimmerman." in it, he describes the shooting as a life-altering event, and says, i have been forced to leave my home, my school, my employer, my family, and ultimately, my entire life. >> reporter: zimmerman says he cannot work and is asking supporters to donate to his legal fund and living expenses. >> he said that he experienced a life-altering event, where trayvon martin experienced a life-ending event. >> reporter: the martin family and demonstrators nationwide, want zimmerman arrested.
on monday, protestors blocked the front doors of the florida police station. and during the night, someone fired several shots at an empty police car in the same neighborhood where martin was killed. >> sanford officials and the martin family are asking for patience and calm. it has been six weeks since tray von martin's death. and the special prosecutor says she needs more time. >> reporter: angela cory says an arrest will be her call and she is not going to prospect the case to -- present the the case to a grand jury. martin's attorneys and zimmerman's attorneys both see it as a positive sign. >> if we're wrong, we're prepared to defend him. >> we just truly believe that after the investigation is completed, that he will be arrested. >> reporter: the decision not to use a grand jury means zimmerman will be charged -- not be charged with first- degree murder. but if arrested other he could still be charged with lesser crimes. in sanford florida, randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> on the night of the shooting, police let zimmerman
go, saying they found no evidence to contradict his claims of self-defense. new information on the deadly air show crash in reno, nevada. kai has more. >> reporter: the board says air race pilots should test out modifications and potentially counter g-forces. they are still trying to figure out what led to the september crash. it happened at the air races. 74-year-old jimmy leighward's plane went down in front of a vip seating area. 11 people were killed. although it is not official, investigators believe leigh ward was going around 3500 miles an hour, passed out from high g forces moments before the crash. >> in the reno air races, planes fly wing tip to wing tip, around an oasm, sometimes just 50 feet off the ground, going again, more than 500 miles per hour. police in oklahoma say the two suspects arrested in connection with the deadly shooting spree in tulsa, have
confessed. court documents reveal, 19-year- old jake england shot three people. and alvin watts admitted to two of the shootings. three of the five victims died. the suspects are white and all of the victims were black. a military judge is set to hear arguments on postponing the trial of the army psychiatrist charged in the deadly fort hood shooting rampage. major nidal nidal hasan's attorneys have not said why they want the trial postponed from june to october. hassan, who got his medical degree here in maryland, is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder, and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. he faces the death penalty if convicted. activists in syria say government troops are still attacking cities. this that is despite today's efforts to pull forces back. >> reporter: u.n. envoy kofi annan visited the turkish refugee camp of syria.
many represent their last chance for peace. >> this has gone on for too long. and at this time, we stopped the gun. >> reporter: tens of thousands have come to neighboring turkey to escape 13 months of violence in syria. and many are frustrated. >> this protestor said, we've talked and we're board of -- bored of talking. there's nothing left to say more than this. this there is nothing. >> reporter: activists say despite tuesday's cease-fire deadlines, syrian troops are still launching an attack. syria's foreign minister claims the military is still retreatingful a pullout is the starting point of a u.n. agreement, aimed at ending the crisis. >> reporter: u.s. senators john mccain and george are also in turkey, trying to get the u.s. to do more, even if it means military action. >> the the opposition has
gotten essentially nothing in the way of assistance from the rest of the world, including, i'm sorry to say, up until this day, the united states of america. >> reporter: but president barack obama is still hoping diplomacy will be enough to end the conflict. monica via miczar, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, the u.n. estimates nearly 9,000 people have been killed in the uprising against syria's president. the government wants to stop people from using their smart phones if it's ever stolen. jessica kartalija is in the newsroom now with more on the plan. jess? >> denise, the fcc plans to announce a database aimed at stealing phones. the nation's largest carriers are expected to launch programs that prevent programs from being reactivated on its current networks. then the plan is to stop stolen phones from being operated on any network. new york senator charles schumer is also proposing ail bill thattic that make it
illegal to go around the network database. miami marlins manager ozzy gillen is off the job for comments he made about fidel castro. he has been suspended without pay for five games. he apparently told "time" magazine he loves castro and respects the retired cuban leader for staying in so long. the comments have sparked outrage in cuba's community. gillen was embarrassed and promised to make it right. baltimore state's attorney says the release of 26-year-old mark harvey, without being charged, was the result of a miscommunication. officials say they won't make this mistake again. ask that they will prosecute anyone who goes on the field. harvey was in jail 72 hours. and orioles say he is banned from the stadium for life. lots of sunshine today. a live look outside. still a bit breezy. still no rain to help our red
flag alert -- alert. bernadette woods has the yudate numbers. -- the updated numbers. we'll show you that warning. and show you red flag warning in effect through almost the entire state. that's because the winds are still up. they'll back off overnight as they have the past couple of nights. but at this point, sustained winds, with gusts even higher than that. approaching 30 miles per hour. we want to show you on first warning doppler radar. there's a front coming through. and that's why they're coming up. and it is producing a couple of showers. but these are few and far between. and they just don't have a lot of moisture to them. since more or less, a few sprinkles is all you're going to get. of course, we have another chance. and we will have that forecast coming up. denise? >> thank you, bernadette. let's check on the roads with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. tramping 95. that's still going to be -- traveling 95. that's still going to be an issue for you at this hour. delays extend from eastern avenue past the beltway on that northeast side. as far as said beltway itself, the delay on the top side inner
loop, now up to 20 minutes there from the harrisburg expressway, to harford road. the west side inner loop, stays at a steady 15 minutes there, from frederick to security. and a couple of accident to watch out for. in harford county, edgewood road at emerton road. also oak wood road. and liberty heights at hilton avenue in baltimore city. let's now take a live look as you can see, things definitely getting busier there on the west side at baltimore national pike. 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 call cochran firm for your free consultation. 100 years later, on april 10, 1912, the titanic set sail. and today, a memorial cruise leaves new york on its way to the place the historic ship sank to the bottom of the atlantic. manuel gallegus reports for wjz. >> reporter: kathy lynch cabusey was never allowed to ask her grandmother about the
titanic. but the stories trickled down through the generations. >> there she is. >> reporter: bridget mcdermott was in third class. but coming from a poor village, it was luxury, real linens, and plenty to eat. she was asleep when a crewmember sounded the alarm. mcdermott climbed to the deck in her pajamas. >> then her mother's words rang in her head. a lady is not a lady without her gloves. >> reporter: then she went to get her gloves and found men jumping to save themselves. >> it frightened her. >> reporter: a century later, the tragedy is being remember on both sides of the atlantic. in new york, this cruise ship is setting sail with 440 passengers heading to the exact spot where the ship went down. it's a fantasy come true for the castanedas who plan to dress the part. >> there was a time in america, where things were going very well. things were grand. everything was beautiful. >> reporter: every night, one dish from the original titanic
menu will be served. all of the courses are from first class. >> reporter: kathy cabusey will also cross the atlantic in a ceremony if her mother's hometown. >> i feel like it's a little immortality for her, bring being it back. although she may say, why? don't talk about it. >> reporter: she'll issue in church sunday to remember the strong lady with the blue eyes and brog. manuel gallegus, wjz eyewitness news. >> when the titanic sank, more than 1500 people died. among the passengers, third class suffered the greatest loss. straight ahead on wjz's eyewitness news at 4:00. a student steers a bus to safety. and it's caught on camera. he admits he massacred dozens in norway. a new report says if anders breivik is sane enough to stand trial. and we are back to normal temperatures. don't miss your updated first warning forecast coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,
new details today, about the self-confessed norway massacre killer. according to a psychiatric exam, anders breivik was not psychotic last summer. the report opens the debate on whether he can be sent to prison or instead be sent to a secure psychiatric unit. he is accused of killing 77 people in a bomb and gun rampage. his trial is set to begin monday. we are learning more about two deaths inside a fire in a vacant warehouse. adam may has more on the violence warehouse owners received. >> they have been cited several times but they never responded to the violations. the flames broke out inside that 6th story building early yesterday morning. two firefighters were killed in a collapse in the ajace entsz
-- adjacent furniture store. the cause remains under investigation tonight. authorities say the warehouse owners could face criminal charges for failing to secure the property. in today's healthwatch report, new research finds a link between dental x-rays and brain tumors. teresa garcia reports for wjz on the findings. >> reporter: 65-year-old gloria conroy has been getting dental x-rays every year for as long as she can remember. >> it didn't bother me. because i don't want root canal problems. i don't want cavities. >> reporter: but according to a new study in the journal cancer, the radiation from frequent dental x-rays may be linked to noncancerous tumors, called meningiomas. researchers found those who got bite wing x-rays at least once a year or more, had a 40 to 90% greater risk a brain tumor. but experts point out, these results are based on high radiation levels than patients
are exposed to today. >> if the amount of radiation given off by x-ray is so minuscule, that it's really, in the grand scheme of things, it's really not a factor, compared to the benefit of the diagnostic. >> reporter: while dental x- rays are often necessary, researchers say these findings suggest moderate use of x-rays for patients with healthy teeth. >> when you come in for your routine annual exam, there's no real reason to have an x-ray at that point. >> reporter: the american dental association recommends healthy adults should get x- rays every two to three years. children, every one to two years. more research is needed to prove radiation from dental x- rays cause the tumors. for now, gloria is going to stick with what her dentist recommends. >> you said i didn't need any x- rays, then i don't need. that's how i view it. >> reporter: she trusts him when it comes to weighing the risks and benefits. in los angeles, teresa garcia, wjz eyewitness news.
>> and meningioma can cause problems, such as changes in vision, headaches, hearing and memory loss. the parents of a teenager who drowned last week, are now saying they believe his saggy pants contributed to his date. 14-year-old shadow tid well was hanging out with friends when he fell into the water. he wasn't a strong swimmer, and on top of that, he was wearing saggy pants. his parents believe his pants got so heavy, he couldn't kick his legs to hold himself up. a powerful storm moves through, bringing powerful tornadoes and hail. wow. you can hear and see the big hailstones, slamming into a lake at woodward county yesterday. at least two tornadoes also touched down in that area. three people were hurt from glass fragments from hail stones slashed wind stones. a brave washington state middle schooler steers a school
bus to safety, after the driver collapses. the heart-stopping incident was caught on camera. monique ling-maven has this. >> reporter: you just heard what sounds like a run of the mill cop from the bus driver. on the left, jeremy is sitting in the second row. as the driver starts to roll back. >> i know something is wrong. because he doesn't take the turn. we're just heading for a church. so i take action. >> reporter: no hesitation. he jumps to the front of the bus. >> i leap off my chair, grab the wheel, turn it right, get it to the right side of the road. get the keys out of the ignition. engine starts turning off. slows down. >> even with the keys out, you can see through the windows, they are still rolling. jeremy starts to steer, then do cpr. the other kids grab their phones. johnny wood also jumps forward. >> it was scary and exhilarating.
>> reporter: he steers the last seat to the side of the road. the driver responds slightly, raising his arm. >> you want to know if he's okay. but then again, it's just happening so fast, your heart is pumping. it's breathtaking and breath giving. >> seconds later, a board sees the bus careen off the road. >> i feel great that i saved a lot of people, a lot of my friends and stuff. but i just hope that the bus driver is okay. because we don't know anything about him. >> reporter: now, the school district says it will release the bus driver's name and condition, once his wife biff -- gives the okay. the house from a classic holiday christmas movie almost goes up in flames. it happened after the house next door caught fire. thankfully, the cleveland house was spared. firefighters think the fire may have been electrical. one year later, people are
talking about kate middleton's sister pippa. some are even going under the knife to look like here. >> reporter: coming up on entertainment tonight. it is hard to believe that nearly a year has passed since the royal wedding, the event that made katherine famous, while she is not alone. her sister pippa became the one everyone was talking about. and some are even going to great lengths to look just like her. >> reporter: more than a billion people saw pipa's posteria. jimmy woodward of miami went one step further. >> i really wanted to look like her from behind. she looks very nice from behind. >> reporter: this 43-year-old divorced mother of two, paid a reported $10,000 to have plastic surgery. now, jenny is latin, but she said no to the j-lo figure. >> it's not like the latino look, big, big hips. i wanted more shapely. because that, it was like me. >> reporter: dr. mendino's practice has seen an uptick in practice since the royal
wedding. >> frankly, the buttock now has become the new breast. >> we remove fat from the stomach, remove fat from the waistline. then we transfer that fat to the buttocks so we can perk it up. >> reporter: jenny went from a size 4 to a size 2. and she may soon have a royal wedding of her own. she found a prince. >> i have a new partner now. i'm engaged. and i feel more beautiful. >> reporter: also tonight, we have the very latest on alec baldwin's accused stalker. why she was released from police custody. we're going to have that and so much more coming up later here on entertainment tonight. >> and that, of course, is at 7:30, here on wjz. after more than two weeks, a california man finally meets his newborn son. his fiance was on a flight fromaf rica to -- from africa to the board of labor. a doctor on board helped. her son was born. the plane was diverted to seneggal, where mom and baby stayed nearly two weeks. after filling out the proper paperwork, the two were able to
well, beautiful afternoon. there were moments today. i could have sworn it was about to rain. it would get gray. >> it really looked it. and just hoping we would get a couple of those showers. and a few people are getting showers. and only a few people. let's show you doppler radar. mainly across baltimore county, towards hagerstown also. these are all coming down from the north. and don't have a lot of moisture to them. it's a quick shower. maybe just a few sprinkles and that's about t. we're -- about it. we're looking at a few. and a little more where that came from. we'll switch it over and show you, sunshine gave way to those clouds coming in. and just the chance for a few showers out there. that's about it. now, while there have been some fronts moving through, they've kept our winds up.
and this is not good news for the fire danger. because we've seen sustained winds, 10 to 20 miles per hour, with gusts over that throughout the afternoon. not quite as high as yesterday. but still pretty high. imposing a danger. that's why there is a red flag warning in effect once again for almost the entire state, through 8:00 tonight. winds are going to back off somewhat overnight. the thing is, we'll pick up again tomorrow. humidity levels may be a little higher tomorrow. with another front coming through. but still, not that good, soaking rain that we need. temperature-wise, 66 now in baltimore. 56 in hagerstown. here's the cooler air coming in from the northwest. fray -- 43 in oakland. we have managed that high so far, above average. we're going down into the 30s. tomorrow, probably only 50s for our highs. that's because we'll have that air coming down. we'll get another front in the series of fronts. this ruls has the chance for -- also has the chance for a few showers. but that's about it. we'll hope that maybe we'll see a few showers for the day tomorrow.
winds remain high. but once again, it's going to be a dry wind. and that's going to carry over into friday. so after tomorrow, if we don't get anything, that fire danger is going to go up for the second half of the week. forecast comes together like this. for tonight, we are looking at the winds, still backing off a little bit. but breezy out there. couple of showers out there. otherwise, partly to mostly cloudy. going down into the 30s. and tomorrow, we only recover to 56 degrees for a high. it will be a cooler and breezy day. with a chance for showers around here. more clouds around also. and that front gets out. here thursday. hopefully we can get something out of tomorrow's front. because we dry out thursday and friday, once again. >> wow. >> okay. fingers cross said. thank you, bernadette. still to come on eyewitness news tonight. >> claiming their millions. maryland's three winners of mega millions step forward. i'm mike hellgren, with details on who ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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