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i-70. it will push in through columbia and eventually across i-97. that will be a headache in that direction. also plenty of stormy weather behind that off to the west of d.c. there will be major traffic headaches in that direction. good news is this. severe thunderstorm watch south of baltimore in deep south maryland. there is where we think there could be severe storms. rain and heavy downpours and thunder and lightning possible in baltimore. we'll have more on this and the outlook for tomorrow straight ahead. well w her child in jail and his former girlfriend now dead the mother of george hughly is breaking her silence. after getting numerous request for comment she released a statement to the media. much focusing not on her son but the woman he allegedly killed. we are here with more. >> reporter: march that murphy says it has been difficult to stay silent during a dark time. now she's speaking out in the
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written statement calling yardly love a sweet young woman. she says she'll support and love her son as any parent would. questions have been thrown at mrs.murphy since being thrust into the spotlight in the weak of her son's arrest. the lacrosse player is charged with first degree murder in the death of love. his mom is breaking her silence. saying though my pain is great it will never come close to the anguish of the yardly family. we are trying to understand and cope as best as we can. her words coming days after the baltimore funeral with hughly's teammates served as pal bearers. she said quote i hope people understand we love our son. we'll support george any way we can as a mother or father will
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do for their child. they'll play this weekend in a championship in her honor. they plan to establish a scholarship in her name. >> we hope to help them through this time. >> reporter: yesterday uva's president met with the governor of virginia to talk about how schools can be alerted when students had serious run ins with the law. that come after george threatened to kill a police officer. baltimore city police are investigating the discovery of a man's body downtown. a city employee spotted the body around 9:30 this morning floating under the hanover street bridge. more than a mile south of downtown in the inner harbor. the body has been taken to the medical examiner's office. it is the second body recovered this week.
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soul survivor. two words that sum up the tragedy today at libya's main airport. passenger jet was about to land when it smashed in the ground and broke into pieces. everyone on the flight was killed except for one little boy who somehow survived despite all the odds. lindsay davis has the story of life and death. >> reporter: at the crash site in tripoli shattered pieces of the plane and passenger's belongings are all that's left of africa airways flight 84771. unofficial reports are that the airbus plane built in 2009 exploded just before landing. all the but the tail disintegrated. there are unconfirmed reports that the pilot alerted airport officials that the plane was in trouble. >> we don't know when the communications failure happened. what we can confirm is that 104 passengers and crews were on board at the time. >> reporter: 103 people on
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board died. against all odds there is one survivor. a young dutch boy. he is being treated in a hospital in libya. his doctor says the boy's legs are broken but all his vital signs are good. libyan officials are ruling out terrorism. south african leaders say the plane was missing some time last night. early speculation the volcanic ash cloud plays a role appeared unlikely. there is no ash concentration over libya. officials recovered the flight recorder and hope to learn more about what happened in the final moments. airbus took off from south africa and was scheduled to land in the libyan capital early this morning. now continuing coverage on that massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico. bp oil company says a second container reached the sea floor at the spot of the leak but it won't be positioned over the
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blown out well until engineers are sure everything is looked up correctly. effort to use a larger box failed because of an ice buildup. coming up tonight at 5:30 the company's president is on capitol hill trying to explain exactly what happened. remember, you can follow the latest developments on this story by logging on to our website abc2news.com. you can find our special gulf oil section at abc2news.com/oil spill. a naval academy tradition could be coming to an end. traditional climb on a 21-foot overlift with 200 pounds of fat may be on the way out. the monument climb is scheduled this month but vice admiral says he is concerned about safety. students injured themselves climbing over each other.
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no word on when the climb will be cut. students first began climbing the monument in 1940. it seems the economy isn't picking up fast enough at the port of baltimore. one company will layoff 100 people. am ports incorporated will begin laying off workers starting july 1st. the workers who handle hyundai and kia shipments will be affected by the cuts. they announced last month they'd move deliveries to baltimore and philadelphia. they are based out of florida. tonight federal investigators are looking into the role morgan stanley played in the financial crisis. prosecutors want to know if the investment firm misled investors about the mortgage deals it designed. they arranged pool of investments and placed bets that would value their fall. general motors executive
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wants to get more competitive. they are asking for their own auto financing business. they want to buy back the auto financing business from the former gmac financial services or start their own operation. officials at gm say that would make it possible for them to offer more competitive lease and loan deals to customers. baltimore's historic $121 million deficit threatened to take july 4th harbor fireworks celebration away. today the mayor said couldn't on the skies to lights up on the 4th. they are the same company that host baltimore's new year's eve spectacular at the harbor. officials say the 4th of july weekend will have something for everyone. >> commemorates the occasion we have an commuting lineup of entertainment throughout the weekend including 80's trim bands. contests, fashion show and walking tourist and so on.
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we are thrilled it will culminate with an exciting 4th of july fireworks show. >> as always fireworks celebration is free and opened to everyone. well, kentucky derby winner super saver arrive at pemlico this afternoon lead into the barn by the first time derby winning trainer todd fletcher. police motorcade from airplane lead them to the track where they'll be stabled into the big race on saturday. if you want to party at the preakness how about hanging out in the infield. organizers say ticket sales dropped 31, last year after party goers were banned from bringing in alcoholic drinks. this year infield admission dropped by $10 to $40. now you can drink unlimited beer by buying a 16-ounce mug for $20. they launched a racy marketing campaign with a slogan get your
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preak on trying to attract people. for a decade baltimore county public schools have been thriving under the leadership of superintendant joel harris. today he was honored for making the district better. under his leadership test scores have risen, graduation rates are highier and the school programs are one of the nation's most successful. >> i feel extremely fortunate that i am in a community and work in an organization with 17,000 employees and with a county executive and a congressman and a state delicate protempt that allowed me to be the superintendant here for ten years. that's what it is all about. >> the county executive also proclaimed today baltimore county public schools decade of distictions day. a week-long series on centering your life continues tonight. this time we are taking you to
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the mother of all yoga workouts. get ready to sweat. coffee may do more than keep you awake. find out when coffee is all good for your memory. plus, the field of dreams in baltimore. how local students are helping fellow special needs students enjoy america's past time. [ male announcer ] are you watching cable? here's what you should be watching: your cable bill, because you could be paying way too much. stop spending more for second best. upgrade to verizon fios and get tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month, guaranteed for two years with a two-year agreement. plus a free dvr for six months. fios gives you what cable doesn't: the best channel lineup and more hd;
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this is the same 26 poses in every class. here's a look at the hottest
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yoga. >> reporter: if you are looking for a relax, low-key-yoga look here. >> this is intense fit yoga. this is the toughest exercise of my life. >> reporter: welcome do yoga known as hot yoga. a good nickname because this room is hot. thermostat reads 113 degrees and humidifiers are working overtime. >> most people say after their first class oh my god i thought i was going to die but i can't wait to do it again. >> i thought i was going to pass out, too. everybody says that when i tell them how hot the room is. you won't. they let you take breaks if you need to. it is not that big a deal. >> reporter: postures and heat separates this yoga from other yoga. have you ever seen sweat like this? this is the start of the class. >> you sweat everything out. if you don't like the sweat you are not going to like this.
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there is no way you can sweat that much and not loose weight. even if you are unable to do all of the moves correctly just the movement itself in the heat you'll burn calorie and loose weight. >> reporter: there is balancing, flexibility, stretching and cardio. >> it is like you are sprinting for 15 minutes straight. >> reporter: all in a 90-minute class. >> i love it. i have a bad right knee. i figured this was the only thing i could do that wasn't going to hurt my knee more. it has helped a lot. >> reporter: it doesn't matter your age, physical aabilities or if you have injuries. >> anybody can do it. >> reporter: if you are looking to change your life all you have to do is show up and try.
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oh yeah, and wear cool clothes. magan pringle abc 2 news. >> there are two in the city and studios in ann arundel, baltimore and howard counties. if you go take plenty of water with you. tomorrow our center your life series continues. we have been showing you yoga this week. tomorrow it is about moms and their babies. we are taking you to a yoga class for true beginners. these can't walk yet. what's the benefit of baby yoga? >> children often don't have lots of means of expressing themselves. they are still learning how to express themselves. one vehicle they can use is their bodies. >> he is at the age where she's getting active. he learns being turned around and put into different positions. i figured he'd like that. he loves people. he could watch the other babies
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and people and see how it goes. >> we'll show you how this class has as much benefit for the baby as it does for the moms. speaking of class. seniors at fed meyer are learning about the news today by visiting reality in the news class. they had good questions. we talked about the changes in the business. how the internet is affecting local news and shrinking news rooms across the country. students are graduating june 8th. some are going into journalism. we gave them a behind the scenes and they asked a few questions about the weather. they always have good requests. let's talk at the weather this afternoon. tough commute out there. heavy thunderstorms, especially from the southwest, let's show
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you radar . you can see a tremendous amount of wet weather pushing in. we'll get dumped on in the next hour or two. heaviest precipitation southwest of the i-70 corridor. it is inline through baltimore. we are looking in getting nailed. here's a major thunderstorm cluster pushing along i-70 moving up toward the southwestern corner of 695. we are talking about places like kay tonsville and ellicott city. we don't have damaging wind. we don't expect large hail. you'll see gusty winds and heavy downpours. get ready storm and showers all evening long. severe thunderstorm watch for virginia. maryland has been brought out
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of the watch. we had watches for deep south of maryland. we'll have plenty of wet weather. look how murky it is in the inner harbor. wet weather coming down. that's the story the rest of the night. 66 right now bwi marshall. we have an east wind at 12. barometer 30.04 holding steady. we'll begin to fall. look how high the humidity levels are. they are helping to fuel the showers and thunderstorms. massive area of low pressure sliding into maryland triggering the showers and storms. you can see from the highs today cool air trapped north of us. north of the pennsylvania line. we were in the 80s in virginia. squeeze play maryland on the boundary where the showers fired up this evening. again, once we get through this initial round over the next hour and a half, we'll look for scattered shower activity behind it. this is a major cluster of severe weather on the southern edge of this bow echo. that's putting severe weather
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in virginia. back out to the wider view. as this clears the area tonight another boundary will come through and keep it unsettled thursday and friday. right now the weekend looking good for the preakness. in the meantime this evening warm air fueling the showers and storms. cooler air will sweep in behind this system tomorrow. we are back in the low 60s. enjoy the warmth out of the south today and tonight with the showers and thunderstorms. cool air comes in tomorrow. as we track the system out of the area it will be cooler and mostly cloudy and a chance for a cull couple of showers friday evening before it quiets down in time for the weekend. tonight showers and thunderstorms 49. cooler by tomorrow morning. tomorrow up to 62 with showers. tomorrow night we'll taper off the rain. lit stay cloudy. seven-day forecast. we are talking about a cooler day thursday. much warmer day friday. finally still looking nice and dry with high pressure for the race and for the weekend.
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>> thank you, wyatt. we know drinking coffee keeps you awake. could caffeine boost your memory. we'll find out in tonight's health alert. [ male announcer ] are you watching cable?
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do you have trouble staying awake at work and sometimes find yourselves nodding off? consider the people on the night shift have it worse. however a new study indicates that unjesting caffeine not only keeps such workers awake but may help them perform better and make few order yours. researchers reviewed results of 13 different studies which show in more than 15% of workers
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from industrialized nation's, it appears working odd hours can disrupt a person's natural body clock leading to chronic sleep shortages with some people becoming susceptible to on-the-job injuries and car crashes on the way to and from work. workers drinking coffee, tea or energy drinks had a boost in perception and reasoning skills. it acknowledges since most test you be subjects were in their 20s and 30s an increase of caffeine intake will affect old older workers. a maryland town became famous after a movie was filmed there. how it is trying to cash in coming up at 5:30.
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good evening. i'll roosevelt leftwich. city police were notified of a possible small earlier this month. as brian keebler explains investigators may be close to finding out the detail of this hoer early story. >> reporter: it was in this exam room of the baltimore child abuse center where an 18- month-old girl had a physical exam to determine how and if she contracted gonorrhea. that exam is now complete. doctors and police are waiting for the results. >> it is not the

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