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we're taking a very compreheive look. watching for waste in baltimore city government. when the mayor will unveil the new city budget. >> it sounded like an explosion. >> a light rail and an 18-wheeler collide in cockeysville. the impact it's having on rush hour this morning. and winter is over, but help could still be on the way. when maryland could receive federal desaster relief from all of that snow. good morning. it's wednesday, march 24th. i'm patrice harris. let's get a check of today's forecast with meteorologist steve fertig and we're talking about federal money coming to help from all of snow removal. hard to think that that was just last month we were talking about? >> what a difference a few weeks
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make. >> it seems such a long time ago. it was such a rough period for the city. >> and this weekend, you would have never known, the 70s we had, not quite as warm today, but it will be sunny. we're looking for the sunshine shining brightly this afternoon. 44 degrees and the same for hagerstown and 44 in salisbury. we're looking at the temperatures climbing into the 60s. can will feel chilly. we could call that windy, i suppose, more than a breeze. again, we will see clearing skies today and that is going to allow for plenty of sunshine today and much of tomorrow before the clouds roll in and the low comes our way. that's the next chance of rain coming late tuesday into friday. here are the weather headlines, sunny and mildier today. and it could be chillier than the 54 we expect. and dry but cool for the weekend, rain doesn't arrive until again until sunday night into your monday. now lauren cooke is staning by with a -- standing by for a look at what is happening on the
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roadways. lauren. >> reporter: we are looking at the light rail due to yesterday's crash. you keep in mind that a shuttle bus service is available between hunt valley and i no one yum. -- timonium. >> if you take a look we are dealing with a car fire. you want to keep in mind that it has shutdown. you will see a lot of activity in this shot. this is going to shutdown route 50 at sandy state point park. that ramp is completely shutdown in both directions. now as we take a look at the harbor tunnels, better news to tell you about, you're looking at a 7--minute trip from the toll plaza to 95 with an average speed 95 miles per hour. if you're traveling on 95 along the southbound lanes from the beltway to route 100, you're looking at a 6-minute trip with an average speed of 62 miles per hour. from route 100 to route 32, you're looking at a quick 4-minute trip with an average speed of 64 miles per hour. that's a look at the morning travels. patrice, let's send it back to
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you. 6:02 on fox 45 mornings news. mayor testif stephanie rawlingse is releasing a new budget cuts today. good morning, meg ran ors the m. >> reporter: the mayor's transition team is reporting back with examples of waste and mismanagement with trash and vacant homes. it's reported that they singled out the housing department in particular recommending that the mayor create a program to get rid of the vacant homes across the city. >> we are taking a very comprehensive look. we're looking at the property that is owned by the city. we are looking at where they are in the city. is there any other investment that is going on? is there any other development that is going on. >> reporter: among other ideas, the transition team also recommended to privatize trash collection and also to consider
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extracting property taxes from nonprofits like hospitals and like schools. ideas here are expected to take into consideration but she released her budget plan today. the city is facing a $121 million deficit at this point and in these very tough times, the mayor says she will not be accepting her cost of living raise of nearly $4,000 that was expected to kick in today. live from city hall, i'm megan gilliland, fox 45 morning news. we want to know what you think. where could cuts be made in the city budget. we want to know your thoughts. that's the question of the day. we will take your calls in the 7:00 hour. you can also go to foxbaltimore.com ask tell us what you think or sound off through facebook or send us a tweet at fox baltimore.com. homicide detectives are called to the scene of a late night shooting in northeast balt are month. it happened at 11:15 last night at the intersection of pilgrim road and rose lawn avenue.
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police say the victims were shot several times. there's no word on a suspect or motive at this hour. the homicide raid in baltimore is -- rate in baltimore is down. at this time last year 49 peoples had been killed in baltimore city. sonar this year, that number is at 36. jury disle selection is expd to begin in the case of two brothers accused of drug and gun possessions. 18-year-old twins, travis and tremaine are to be in court this morning. opening statements are expected later this afternoon. once the trial is complete, the brothers will face animal cruelty charges. they're accused of burning a 1-year-old pitbull alive. the animal was eventually euthanized. a nasty collision between a train and a tractor trailer is still affecting traffic this
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morning. it happened in cockeysville when witnesses say the truck pulled in front of the train causing a major crash, and sending the train driver to the shock trauma. joel d smith is live with more on what is going on there. >> reporter:there. good morning, joel. >> reporter: no commuters on here because of the crash yesterday. and in the crash the driver was hurt badly, but we hear she was most recently in serious condition, and it does not appear to be life-threatening injuries for her. there's the good news. as a commuter today, you got to make an adjustment if you're used to coming through cockeysville. they have a bus bridge. they have a shuttle bus going from the timonium to the hunt valley stop. that will replace the light rail location here because it's under construction. they're going to have to do lot of fixing because of what happened yesterday. it happened at 9:30 in the morning. that is when a tractor trailer pulled out in front of the light rail train that was going through here. that caused the crash and then
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in all that wreckage, another car hit the back of that. there were no gates at this intersection. we will talk about that in a bit. the front of the train was crushed and the operator was stuck inside for 25 minutes. a special rescue team had to come and get her out of there and take her over to shock trauma. there were 7 passengers on board at the time. two of them went to the hospital with minor injuries. the rest of them were left wondering how all of this happened. >> he probably didn't notice that the train was coming up. >> a little girl who was coming off the train was shaking, very cold, got her a blanket and tried to help out. >> it's amazing when you look at this accident that we have just one patient. >> reporter: that's the good news, of course. as for this morning, riders this morning going northbound should get off the timonium station, continue their trip on the shuttle bus to hunt valley. those traveling southbound, board the shuttle bus at hunt valley and disembark at timonium stop and continue their light
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rail travel from there. this is a few hundred yards from here where this location is. it's near a manufacturing inner cente--center it looks like wits going and out of there a lot. there's no big crossing gates like they have here. one of contentions that some the passengers is why don't they have gates there to make it more obvious for these tractor trailers to not come across and cause this again. there's been many accidents like these, but when it's a big one, the questions start being asked. joel d smith, fox 45 morning news. hundreds of people pounded the pavement at fox 45's job boot camp at the state fairgrounds yesterday. they showed up looking for work and for help turning themselves into the best job candidate they can be. one of the highlights at this year's boot camp, our sell yourself in 30 second booth where job seekers got half a
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>>great expectations, you can make glass eggs for easter. anthony codeti is live with all of the details for this morning's hometown hot spot. good morning be anthony. >> good morning, patrice, how are you. >> i tend to like chocolate eggs for easter, but the glass eggs much, much prettier, how difficult are they to make? >> they take some training as everything else does here. we are running a workshop this weekend on saturday from 10 to 2:00 and people can still register. there's still space open for that workshop and people can come in. >> this is what we will b makin. we have a workshop where we will be doing paperweights like these. this weekend we are making these glass eggs. the folks who come in will get a chance to do what emma is doing with help of some of the
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assistants here. >> we will check with you throughout the morning, because i'm curious how long the process takes and all of colors she is using. >> she is using, green, orange and yellow. >> will you walk us through the process later this morning. >> we would love it. >> the glass eggs mini workshop are at cordeti glass studio. it's happening this saturday. the workshops are at 11:00 a.m. noon and 1:00 p.m. for more information, log on to foxbaltimore.com/morning. and we got a goose egg in the rain gage right now meaning no rain at all. looking pretty good throughout the day. a lot of sunshine coming with high pressure building in. you can see the sky watch hd radar. it looks like a dry scan. that will be continue to be the case with high pressure building. any of the rain you saw yesterday and the day before really moving off the north and east, and should be out of here
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today. we're just looking at a sunny one with clear skies and 48 degrees with the clear temperature. wind are out of the northwest with 7 miles per hour. that should be climbing, and 20-mile-an-hour wind. the barometer is on the rise. temperature wise upper 40s to nearby throughout. 50 in d.c., and hagerstown is at 48. again, we're looking at nice conditions because of high pressure building but the low departs. still between it we get winds at 45-50 miles per hour. while we climb to 65 it will feel chilly with the lane. the next chance of rain comes friday night as the low pressure center advances in our direction. not getting into 9:00 p.m. in the western counties according to the future scan model. as far as the high temperature for today. if you're in the eastern shore, looking pretty good. it will be breezier, winnier with the wind gusts up -- windier with the winds gusts up
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to 30 miles per hour. 64 degrees for the high. 64 degrees with plenty of sunshine for the central part of the state with the 15-25-mile-an-hour wind by this afternoon. the winds do pick up then and as we look to the western part of the state, here only getting to 61 degrees with lots of sunshine and 15-20-mile-an-hour wind. tonight 40 degrees under mainly clear skies, still breezy not quite as windy. 5-15-miles per hour out of the northwest. we see the temperatures climb to 58 by noon with a lot of sunshine. we will get to a high of 64 degrees by 3 to 4:00 and back off at 61. and the dry until the showers move in. 53 for the high tomorrow, and then after the showers start to depart on friday late morning or early afternoon, we will still stay cool, 50 for the high, 52 on saturday, mostly clear, 56 sunday and some late showers sunday into monday, a high of 59, monday and 55 on tuesday with some showers continuing into the early part of tuesday. fox 45 sky watch weather is available at your finger tips.
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iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. you can use fox 45 powerful doppler radar to track incoming storms. interactive tools will let you see when rain or snow will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. now for in for candace dold is lauren cooke and she has the traffic edge. >> reporter: we're till still dealing with disruptions to the light rail at koo cockeysville . we're dealing with a car fire still on route 50 as we take a live look at the scene you see there's a lot of activity. they have extinguished the fire which is good news but the ramp to sandy point park remains shutdown. do keep that in mind if you're traveling down south tonight -- i'm sorry this morning. also as we make our way up to the west side o taking a live lk at wilkins avenue, no problems to report, cars are cruising along the inner and outer loop
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lanes just fine. that commute continues as we make our way to the top side of the beltway, it's going to be a nice smooth park from parkville to to youton and fro to towson e 83. and it should be a nice trip if you're heading into the city. that's a look at the morning travels, patrice, let's send it back to you. if you want to be inner one, you have -- number one, you have to sing a top number one song. so the top contestants sing what else, top hits. >> i bet you wonder ♪ ♪ about your plans to make me through ♪ ♪ but some other time ♪ you knew before ♪ that we're two of the kind ♪ you know i love you more ♪ you took me by surprise
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>> well, after some advice from this week's idol mentor, miley cyrus, andrew garcia got out from bind his guitar and -- behind his guitar and took over the stage with his version of "heard it from the grapevine" i think miley gave you good advice to lose the guitar because you were hiding behind t the problem now with that is the arrangement was horrific. you sucked the soul out of that song. you did. [ cheering ] >> you sucked it out. and tortured it and ruined one of the great pop songs of all time. in the mean -- at the same time you made yourself really, really corny. and you know, you've got the best opportunity in the world right now which is singing in front of tens of million and million people. any good artist with that amount of choice should be able to nail
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and choose a great song. unless you don't know who you are as an artist. >> wow! let us know what you thought of last night's show. you can post your reaction on facebook or twitter page. just go to facebook.com. or you can follow candace on her idol blog as she takes us behind the scene all season long. just go to foxbaltimore.com and click on american idol under the entertainment section. you can watch american idol to see who goes home tonight at 9:00 right here on fox 45. coming up president obama signs on health care reform. we are done! [ cheering ] >> when you will start feeling the effects of it. and if you are slow to use gift cards from christmas time is now on your side. how long you will have
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president obama signs off the healthcare reform bill but the battle continues. republicans mapped out a strategy on tuesday to bring down a reconciliation bill in the senate. nicole collins reports on what will happen next in the ongoing healthcare battle. >> reporter: with the ink barely on the health legislation, the battle rages on a package of 6s to the bill. >> hopefully we will be able to repeal the most egregious part of this and repeal them. >> reporter: it will go back to the house for a vote, which could prove complicated since many of the fixes were necessary to gain the vote of many democrats. the vote from the john mccain
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would repeal the so-called sweetheart deals. >> they are provisions that were not allowed or provided to every other state in america. >> reporter: democrats say it's an effort to holdup progress. >> one cute little amendment after the iyad allawi o all of d to holdup. >> reporter: attorney generals filed suit. >> it's about constitutionality. it's about forcing people to buy helgt insurance. >> reporter:health insurance. >> reporter: the federal insurance mandates won't kick until 2014. but starting today, it will allow americans to buy coverage, and smu small businesses will st getting tax credits to help cover their employees. president obama will sign an
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executive order that exists on limits on federal funding for abortions remain in place under the new law. in washington i'm nicole collins. if you're interested in reading the bill it's at our website. head to foxbaltimore.com and click on news links. coming up baltimore gets ready to balance the budget. the steep cuts the mayor is expected to propose. next buy gift cards at your pace. how much extra time you now ed with my chickens. but i like to think i'm just going beyond the call of duty. cock-a-doodle-do. i do 22 more inspections than the government requires. and my fresh, all-natural chickens are never given any hormones or steroids.
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still waiting to spend the gift cards. the federal reserve released final rules ta will go into effect in august and protect consumers from inactivity, dormancy and other fees. issuers will have to state the terms and expiration dates for gift cards must be 5 years after the date of issuance or 5 years after the last date that the funds were last loaded. i'm stan case. coming up we're not deal with 5 feet of snow anymore, but government agencies are still paying for the clean up effort. federal aid that could help. and light rail commuters might need to make some adjustments today. i'm joel d smith live in cockeysville where a huge crash yesterday means buses for folks in this area. and the mayor prepares to announce cuts to the city budget. i'm megan
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well iwelcome back to fox 45 morning news. meteorologist steve fertig is here and he has company on this weather kid wednesday. >> hi, patrice. we have remisha from parkville. and tell us about yourself. you're in the 3rd grade. >> and you go to what school. >> elementary. >> we will let you say hi to everybody. and let me come back this way.
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and in a little bit i will have you do the whole weather. now in hagerstown, it's 48 degrees and pretty mild. salisbury in the upper 40s. looking at dry conditions, clearing skies overnight. we're looking forward to lift sunshine today, aren't we? >> yes. >> just a little breezy with a northwest wind at 15-25 miles an hour. and by the way, tonight a little bit cooler. we will talk about that in a little bit, but right now we do want to send it over to who? >> lauren cooke with -- lauren cooke with the traffic. >> you got it. >> reporter: thank you very much remisha. we do have an accident to tell you about on the beltway. it's going to be right on the inner loop lanes at route 295 that you do want to watch out for. fortunately it's a different story if you're traveling the beltway in parkville taking a live look here at the harford road. you will see no problems to tell you about. do watch out for a little bit of volume starting to buildup along the outer loop lanes.
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if you're traveling the outer loop lanes from 95 to the harrisburg expressway. you're looking at an 11-minute trip with an average speed of 54 miles per hour. no problems to report at the tunnels if you're traveling through the fort mchenry tunnel from the toll plaza to the beltway. you're looking at an 8-minute drive with an average speed of 54 miles per hour. from the toll plaza 295 you're looking at a 9-minute trip with an average speed of 55 miles per hour. that's a look at the morning travels. patrice, let's send it back to you. 6:33 now on fox 45 morning news. the mayor prepares to unveil her budget proposal today. she is expected to consider some the recommendations from her transition team in order to cut the city's deep deficit. megan gilliland joins us live from city hall with the latest on that report. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning, patrice. the mayor's transition team is reporting back with many examples of waste and mismanagement, things from trash to vacant homes.
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the 150-member team singled out the house and park's department in particular, recommending that the mayor create a program to get rid of the vacant homes across the city. the team recommended extracting property tax nonprofits like hospitals and schools. they also asked the mayor to consider privatizing trash collection. it's an idea som some residentsy it's just a waste. >> you can privatize and do whatever you want. the mayor can waste money, the taxpayer which is me, it comes out of my check, waste my money by privatizing, but on top of this ain't nothing going to be done. it's just a waste. >> reporter: at this point, these are just recommendations and the mayor will release her final budget plan today. right now the city is facing a $121 million deficit and in these tough times the mayor says she will not be accepting her nearly $4,000 cost of living raise which was expected to be
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kicking in today. i'm megan gilliland, fox 45 morning news. we want to know what you think. where do you think cuts could be made in the city budget? that is the question of the day. we will take your calls in the 7:00 hour. but of course, you can go to foxbaltimore.com ask tell us wha--and they will us what you k and you can also send us a tweet at fox baltimore. the maryland general assembly passes the measure to tap more unemployment funds. under the bill the state will be able to use $127 million in federal stimulus money for unemployment benefits. the money will arrive as soon as governor martin o'malley signs off on the bill. maryland's unemployment rate is 7.5%, that is lower than the national unemployment rate of 9.7%. maryland senators want drivers to keep both hands on the wheel and not on a cell phone. the senate gave initial approval yesterday to a measure that
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outlaws holding a cell phone while driving. now drivers can still talk while driving, they just need a hands free device to do t violators could face a $40 fine. some lawmakers say that law still doesn't go far enough. they want to ban the use of cell phones while driving altogether. a light rail operator is still recovering this morning after passengers say a tractor trailer crashed into the train at an intersection yesterday. two others also ended up in hospital. joel d smith is live at cockeys vicockeysville where it happened witlatestlate conditions anand g commute. >> reporter: no life-threatening injuries but a couple of injuries. there's the good news. for the commuters it's a different going today. i talked to somebody who just got off of the commuter shuts ss
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that are being used and they're working better than the light rail. it happened at 200-foot down this way. it's an area that travels over the tracks. take a look at what happened yesterday morning. at 9:20 in the morning, this tractor trailer went in front of the oncoming light rail train. that is according to passengers. it was a big collision and another car hit the collision that was in front of it. the operator was trapped nearly a half an hour before the rescue testimony could geher and take e hospital. the rest were thankful that there weren't more problems. >> drivers need to obey the sounds and the signs and stop thinking you're going to beat the train. >> reporter: riders this morning going northbound should
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get off the timonium station, continue their trip on the shuttle bus to hunt valley. the other way, those traveling southbound need to board the shuttle bus at hunt valley and disembark on the timonium stop and continue their trip on light rail. one question coming out of these from the passengers, why weren't there crossing gates at this location? this is a big imper sectio intet gilroy stop. there's crossing gates, but there's not at the place where the collision took place. joel d smith, fox 45 morning news. it's a place where hundreds of job seekers and dozens of employers get together. fox 45's job boot camp was at the state fairgrounds yesterday and it was a huge success. people turned up looking for jobs and for help turning themselves into the best job
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candidate they can be. one of the highlights at this year's boot camp, our sell yourself in 30 seconds booth where job seekers got half a minute to get employers' attention. hi, my name is alicia ellis. i'm looking for a job in the nursing hill. i currently finished school. i'm looking for a job as nursing support tech, either medical assistant or phlebotomist. please feel 43 to contact me at fox baltimore.com. to see more sell yourself in 30 second clips, go to foxbaltimore.com and click on the job boot camp lynching on le left side of the website. how conservative groups are hoping to block the healthcare reform before it takes effect. milder temperatures as we get into the 60s once again. a lot sunshine on the way.
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41 now on fox 45 morning news. it is time to get a check of our midweek forecast. meteorologist steve fertig is here with a little help to get him through the day. >> good morning, patrice. i have remisha who we met a little earlier.
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we found out you're in the 3rd grade and you go to school. >> before we get started you want to say hi to anybody out there? >> i want to say hi to my mom, and my teacher and friends and my family. >> that pretty much covers it, are you ready to get started? >> let's come back this way, remisha. tell them what is happening on the the inner harbor. >> at the inner harbor, 48 degrees. >> clear skies. >> clear skies. >> yep, and the winds are -- >> winds west, 7, humidity 48%. >> uh-huh. >> and the pressure is at 29.83 and what? >> and rising. >> you got it. and the do you point? >> do you point 34. >> absolutely. what are the temperatures around the? >> hagerstown. >> hagerstown 48? good and in baltimore, 48.
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>> baltimore 48. >> terrific. and what about in salisbury. >> in salisbury 47. >> absolutely, sky watch hd radar what is it showing us? >> clear skies, sure does. a lot of sunshine on the way, isn't it? what is coming after tomorrow. >> rain. >> today and tomorrow. >> a couple of dry days before the rain comes in thanks to the low pressure, right? that is going to be coming our way tomorrow into friday. are you ready to give them the forecast for today some. >> yeah. >> take it away, remisha. take it away. >> today 64 degrees. winds -- >> yeah the wind is. >> northwest 15, and 25. a a little breezy sunshine. >> 40 degrees, west northwest 5-15. >> still a little breezy with the winds, what about the seven-day forecast start there?
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>> today, 64 degrees, sunny. good. >> tomorrow 63 degrees, yep, with some rain. >> late in the day, yep. >> and how about friday morning? >> friday some rain and by degrees in the morning. saturday 52 degrees partly sunny. >> partly sunny, but cool. >> sunday 56, partly sunny. >> yep, and the late day showers, maybe. >> monday, 59. >> with some rain. >> good, and tuesday, tuesday, 55 with rain. >> early on and then it dries out. >> good job, remisha. now what do you want to do? >> back to you, patrice. >> thank you so much even though you're predicting rain, you still did a great job. did you have fun. >> yes. >> is this something you may
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want to do for a living once you get older? >> what i get older i want to be -- when i get older i want to be a doctor. >> very good, when i get sick i'm coming to you because you did an excellent job. thank you so much. if you want your kid to be a part of weather kid wednesday you had need a teacher or counselor to drop steve a note. or you can send him a line at fox baltimore.com. and now we need to get a check of our roadways, lauren cooke is in with a look at the traffic edge. hi, lauren. >> reporter: hi, patrice. her still dealing with light rail disruptions in cockeys due to the accident yesterday. you want to be aware that there's a shuttle bus. we are looking at 59 traveling southbound on the jfx, 47 on the west side of the beltway, and only 31 miles per hour on 95 moving through whitemarsh. we do have a crash to tell you
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about on the beltway right on the inner loop lanes at 295. we have another accident tell you about on 695, this one is going to be on the outer loop lanes at 95. as we take a live look at the beltway at parkville at harford road, you are going to see the outer loop lanes are jam packed due to that accident. unfortunately it will not ease up as we make our way to the west side. taking a live look at liberty road it's going to be a sluggish ride on the inner and outer p lp lanes. we're going to deal with a crash at allen dale road
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the heritage foundation is calling the passage of health care reform an intolerable act and it's calling for its repeal.
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they're vowing to be a part of the fight going barred. good morning, ed. >> good morning. >> there's several states now that are fighting the federal mandate and some the states are even saying they want to sue over this. do they have a legal leg to stand on? >> well, i think they have a reasonable case. my colleagues in our legal department published a paper earlier a couple of months ago about that. i think they have a reasonable case. the point i would make is that aside from the legal challenges there's a lot of practical problems with this bill. there's a lot of things that state legislators and governors that would make this much more expensive and unworkable. >> you all want this to be repealed and are planning to move forward in that vain, what are you going to do to make sure that this gets re? >> our job as policy analyst is to explain to people what is in the bill and try to calculate
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what it will be. this has been rushed, a lot of the last minute changes have been made at several points behind closed doors before the votes with little time to analyze it. we will be looking at it in much greater detail now that we more time and reporting on what we find. i think based on what i have seen so far, the news is going to get worse and worse as time goes on. >> why do you say that, because a lot of people say having 30 million americans who cannot afford healthcare that is what is intolerable and this bill goes a long way to helping them. why do you you will call the passage of this bill intolerable? >> because it goes about doing it the wrong way. it's unnecessarily expensive, regulartory, intrusive. you can achieve the same goal with far less legislation, far less regulation, without an individual mandate and frankly using the money that is already in the system in most cases. >> well, for those who are worried that the government is just taking control over this
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and are going to have control over the kind and the quality of healthcare that we get. some people argue that it's already happening, the insurance companies and the drug manufacturers are in control. this is just a way of stabilizing things and getting control to hands of the people who need it? >> that is an important point because the status quo is not acceptable, that is true. the problem is that instead of going in this direction where the decision making is centralized in the government, particularly in the federal government in washington, we should be going in the opposite direction, which is moving more control into the hands of patients and consumers. that's the work i have been doing for the last five years with within 18 different states. in fact, i worked in maryland with senator pipkin in sponsoring -- helping develop legislation that he sponsored that will help move in that direction. >> how likely is it that this will be repealed? >> i think there's a good chance that it could be repealed. people forget that we have seen
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this movie before. in 1988, they passed legislation and it was so not popular that the year later they repealed the whole thing. >> thank you for joining for dinner.
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we're not just talking about getting funds for the back-to-back blizzards we had a month ago, you're still working on the december storm? >> right. we're working in it conjunction with the federal emergency management. we're going around and having meetings around the state with the federal governments to try to walk them through the process of filling out the applications to get reimbursed for the money spent on the december storms. meanwhile we're still putting together our request for a presidential desaspresident desn for the february storms. >> it's one of the things that governor o'malley and our director are concerned about. first of all you have to spend a certain amount of money and that is based on a formula. that is not going to be very difficult. the other issue is you have to be at or near your historic snow fall. in areas, that bar has been raised every time we had a snowstorm this winter. snowstorm is the only storm
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where fema requires you to meet a precipitation measurements. they don't care about the category, they base it on a damage assessment. governor o'malley has written president obama and look at the consequences based on how much snow fell. and we are hoping that that and the restriction of recovering 48 hours worth of snow removal and expanding that for a longer period of time. >> you would think that if these blizzards didn't get tout throughout this win -- through ththroughout this winter, nothig is going to get it. >> if this kind of weather will hit the rockies or buffalo they're not going to get it. in maryland and d.c. area, this is a killer for us. this nooked us out for a week. >> it's work that has to be done so the governments dipped into
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their money but now it has to be replaced. >> all of the public works folks said, we will take care of the snow removal and we will worry about the reimbursement later. >> if we don't get the money that could impact on services. >> that's for sure. american idol contestants sing music biggest hits. >> when you believe ♪ ♪ >> who fared well and who is just a sinking ship. and the mayor prepares to announce cuts to the city budget today. i'm megan gilliland, find out what her team is recommending. i'm joel d smith, live at cockeysville where light rail is not running today because of yesterday's big crash. many feel if there
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i'm in the process of reading the report. >> big city budget cuts. the mayor's ideas for saving your tax dollars. we will have major services rush on light rail as a result of this incident. >> a light rail crash in cockeysville. how it will affect your commute. people's mouths are probably the dirty yesterdaiest in the e. >> we put the vio light uv tooth
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toothbrush sanitizer to the will it work test. good morning. it's wednesday, march 24th. i'm patrice harris. i think the good weather that is on the way is getting a lot of people happy. it feels like a friday around here. meteorologist steve fertig is here, it's like a friday feel today. but i think people are excited about the weather. >> as you get toward spring and summer. >> it becomes every day. >> thursday becomes more of a friday feel. now it's a wednesday. >> it's wednesday. >> it's feeling pretty good out there. the temperatures are in the upper 40s and it's going to be a good day out there. 40 degrees in hagerstown. these are mild temperatures to start and it gets warmer. however, we will be breezy this afternoon, so that will make it feel chillier weather wise. looking at clear skies, on the sky hd radar, there goes the low in new england clearing skies
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out nicely. 54 for the high with a northwest wind at 15-25 miles per hour. we want to know what is happening on the roadways right now. let's check in with lauren cooke who is in for candace dold what has the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we're dealing on a crash with the outer beltway at 95. as we take a live look at the beltway at the parkville area. you will see the outer loop lanes are jammed at the moment. pack your patience if you're traveling on the area. from 95 to the harrisburg expressway, you're looking at a 15-minute drive with an average speed of 51 miles per hour. from the harrisburg spret wa exy to 795, you're looking at an average speed. it's going to slow up a bit as we approach 795, we're dealing with a crash along the southbound lanes at the beltway that is causing complications in the area. from 795, to 95, you're looking at a 15-minute trip with an average speed of 41 miles per
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hour. that's a look at your morning travels. patrice, let's send it back to you. 7:02 on fox 45 morning news. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake will release a deep cutting budget plan today. she is expected to use some the recommendations from her transition team which says there's waste in city government. megan gilliland is live at city hall with the latest. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning, patrice. that transition team is reporting back with many examples of waste and mismanagement from the trash programs to vacant homes across the city. in the report the 150 member transition team singled out the housing and parks department in particular recommending that the mayor create a program to get rid of the vacant homes across the city. >> we're taking a very comprehensive look. we're looking at the homes, the property that is owned by the city. we are looking at where they are in the city. is there any other investment that is going on. is there any other development that is going on.
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>> reporter: among other ideas, the transition team also recommended to privatize trash collection and also to consider extracting property taxes from nonprofits like hospitals and schools. now these are ideas that the mayor is expected to again, take into consideration before she releases her budget plan with cuts today. right now the city is facing a $121 million budget deficit. in these hard times, the mayor says she will not be accepting her nearly $4,000 cost of living raise that she was supposed to get starting today. live from city hall, i'm megan gilliland. fox 45 morning news. that brings us to our question of the day. where do you think cuts could be made in the city budget? we're going to take your calls later this hour, but of course, you can go to foxbaltimore.com and tell us what you think or sound off through facebook or send us a tweet at fox baltimore. homicide detectives are called to the scene of a late night shooting in northeast baltimore. it happened at 11:15 last night
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at the intersection of pilgrim road and rose lawn avenue. police say the victims had been shot several times. there's no word on a suspect or motive at this hour. family and friends will gather tonight to remember a comcast worker killed during an apparent robbery attempt. a candlelight vigil will be held at the north avenue and boone street in northeast baltimore. that is whereby-year-ol where 5d carlos williams was gunned down on sunday afternoon. he suffered several gunshot wounds to the torso when he was on his way to work. investigators believe it was an attempted robbery. the trial is expected to start of two brothers who are accused of gun possession. they will be at the courthouse east this morning. the opening statements are expected later this morning. once this trial is complete, the
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brothers will also face animal cruelty charges. they're accused of burning a 1-year-old pitbull alive. the animal was eventually euthanized. a nasty collision between a train and a tractor trailer is still affecting light rail service this morning. it happened in cockeysville yesterday morning when the witnesses say the tractor trailer pulled in frnt o front e train causing a major crash. and this was a big deal jest, joel. -- yesterday, joel. it took them all day long to clear that mess. >> reporter: this is the gilroy stop at the light rate and train. you use it anymore today. no one is over here. the people you see are using commuter buses to get from one spot to another to avoid this whole area. the crash actually happened a couple of hundred yards this way, that is when a tractor trailer pulled out passengers say ligh right from front of the
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light rail train and they had no choice but to hit it. luckily at last report the driver of the train is okay kind of in serious condition and no 35 leat enin35 life-threatenings there. the passengers say the tractor trailer pulled out in front of it. another car behind all of this hit the wreckage and there's no gates at this intersection. that could be part of the problem. it took a half an hour before a special team to get the driver out and get her to shock trauma. two passengers went to the hospital with minor injuries. the rest were left wondering how this happened. >> he probably didn't notice that the train was coming up. >> a little girl that came off the train was shaking up very cold, got her a blanket and just tried to help out. >> it's amazing when you look at this accident that we have just one patient. >> reporter: there's, you know. riders have to make adjustments.
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this morning, go northbound and they should get off at the timonium station and continue on their trip on a shuttle bus to hunt valley. those going the other way southbound, should disembark at the timonium stop and continue their trip on light rail. light rail service for all of the other stops are not being impacted by all of this. the passengers were wondering, this is a popular stop where the cars go over the tracks again and again. it's a huge area where the trucks are always there. if there were more of these gates, this wouldn't have happened. it may be something they look into the future. in the meantime, make adjustments on the light rail. joel d smith, fox 45 morning news. hundreds of people pounded the pavement at fox 45 job boot camp at the state fairgrounds yesterday. they all showed up looking for work and for help turning themselves into the best job
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candidate they can be. one of the highlights at this year's boot camp, the sell yourself 30 second booth where job seekers got half a minute to get employers attention. >> reporter: hi, my name is nancy cider. i'm a nursing professional with 35 years experience. i worked in the field in grorchment and commercial. i purchased everything from soy bean oil. i have done far and dfar and energetic. i'm ready to get the job done for you anytime you're interested. thank you. to watch more sell yourself in 30 second clips go to our website at foxbaltimore.com and click on the job boot camp link on the left side of the screen. coming up making an easter egg you can keep around for iwhile. get a preview of the cordeti studio holiday glass blowing workshop. we're looking at the temperatures in the 40s but it's going to warm up with more
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sunshine. look at how much it will warm up
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it's an excellent way to celebrate spring. you can make glass eggs from molmolten glass. anthony cordeti is live at
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today's hometown hot spot. what a great way to get ready for easter. good morning. >> good morning. >> this saturday from 11:00 to 2:00, we have an egg making workshop. we are here at the studio and this is emma. she is taking the glass out of the furnace as you can see and the glass is 120 degrees fahrenheit. she is going to take that to the bench and she is going to mold it in what we call a block. she is going to shape it into an egg. and she has the colors in the egg. she is going to shape that. the reason it's so orange is because it's so hot. this is what the people will get to participate in the workshop that we have going on. you can register at our website. corrditti. i think we have an age limit of 8 years old people will get to shape the glass and be a part of
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the process like emma is doing. >> i know that looks great. that is pretty enough right there. >> well, the color is on the inside. you will see as it cools. as she is working with it, it will cool down. you can start to see the colors on the inside. as it cools, the colors will some back to what they were, which is white, yellow and red, trying to do the italian flag. >> it's a cool prosecut process. i can't wait to see the finished product. the glass blowing workshop is at corrditti studio. for more information, log on to foxbaltimore.com/morning. got like sunshine on my face. sky watch hd radar. we're expecting a lot of sunshine coming your way with high pressure building. that is going to replace the low pressure that was over us over
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the last couple of days bringing us all the cloud cover and the showers that we saw especially a couple of days ago. sky hd radar, shows where the showers are right now. up in new england, well up to the north and east. where we are, though, not looking at anything other than dry conditions. as i say plenty of sunshine, partly cloudy at the inner harbor, but scwenly clea generar skies. dry out with the dew point of 32. you look at the temperatures and not bad at this hour. 50 degrees at baltimore, 50 degrees in d.c. down in salisbury, 48 and up in hagerstown, 48 so fairly uniform temperatures across the board. we're looking at surface features indicating the low moving to the north and east out of here. the winds will be picking up today so while we will get into the 60s. we will feel chillier with the winds. nevertheless, pretty day coming your way with all of the sun. that should last today through tomorrow before the next frontal boundary moves in our direction with the associated low pressure
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center. that brings us rain chances as wet get late tomorrow into friday early the first part of the day. friday afternoon we should be drying out as this pushes through. you see the computer model at 9:00 p.m. tomorrow night and moving again into friday morning. we look for a drier weekend. with the drier conditions, it will be cooler, too for the weekend. enjoy the 54 even if it will be cooler with the winds up 5-15 miles per hour at the eastern shore where it will be gustier today. the central part of the state climbing to 64 degrees and 15-25-mile-an-hour winds will make it feel cooler. back to the west, we're looking at a temperature a tad cooler, still, 61 degrees with a lot of sun nevertheless, a 15-20-mile-an-hour wind. tonight, 40 degrees under mainly clear skies, northwest wind at 5-15 miles per hour. a breezy night but not as windy. as we move through the day today, expect to get to 58 degrees by noon, with plenty of sun. mostly clear and in between we will hit the high temperature of
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64 at 3 to 4:00. tomorrow 64 degrees with partly cloudy skies, late showers as the clouds increase later at night as we said into early friday. note at what happens to the temperatures, 50 degrees for the high on friday and 52 on saturday with mostly clear skies once again. 56 on sunday, partly cloudy with a late day shower once more. the cloud increase into monday. 59 and 55 for your monday and tuesday with some more showers then. and we want to check in with lauren cooke once again. she is here with the traffic edge to let you know what the commute is like this morning. lauren? >> reporter: we are dealing with several accidents but first check at the speeds. 39 miles per hour on the west side of the belt away. 34 traveling southbound on the jfx and only 15 on the 95 moving through the whitemarsh area. that's due to an accident on the beltway along the outer loop lanes on 95. as we take a live look at the beltway at harford road, you're going to see it's going to be an extremely heavy ride traveling
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on the outer loop lanes, and unfortunately those delays will extend to providence road. as we make our way up, it will be heavy up to 83, and as we make our way over to the west side we have another accident to tell you about. it's going to be on the southbound lanes of 795 right as you approach the belt away. as we take a live look at liberty road, it's going to be a slow go. we are dealing with a crash at allen dale road at bateman avenue. if you're using the light rail there's service disruption because of the accident yesterday. there will be shuttle buses available if you're traveling from hunt valley and timonium. that's a look at your morning travels. you are watching fox 45 morning news, all local all morning. how about over here? hmm... let's go back to the left. uh... waffling is back at dunkin' donuts with the return of the waffle breakfast sandwich.
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more than a dozen state attorney generals indicate that the plan remains divisive.
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nicole collins joins us from washington with more on that. good morning, nicole. >> reporter: good morning, republicans say they will use every parcel me parcel men tempy available to them. the fight rages on over a pack of 6s to the bill. >> hopeful wilhopefully we willo change the fixes. >> reporter: it could prove complicated since many of the fixes were necessary to gain the support of reluctant house democrats. they have introduced an amendment like one from senator john mccain that would repeal all sweetheart deals. >> they are provisions that were not allowed or provided to every
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other state in america. >> reporter: democrats say it's an effort to holdup progress. >> one cute little amendment after the other, all of it is designed to do nothing else but one thing, and that is just to delay. >> reporter: meanwhile more than a dozen states attorney generals filed suit in federal court tuesday challenging the bill passed by the house on sunday night. >> it's about constitutionality. >> reporter: the federal insurance mandate in question don't kick until 2014 but starting this year, the bill will allow americans to purchase coverage despite presifting pre- preexisting conditions. small businesses will start getting tax credits to help cover their employees. president obama will sign an executive order today insuring existing limits on federal funding for abortion remain in place under the new law.
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reporting live from washington i'm nicole collins. patrice. nicole, the november midterm elections are playing a role on what republicans are trying to do. can you give us an example of how they're getting the democrats on the record on the issue. >> reporter: and democrat would put an amendment to restrict federal funds to get sex offenders elect dysfunction drugs. that's something that many people would agree they don't want the tax money going to. if anything changes this bill, democrats can't vote for that. republicans have them on the record as voting against that and they plan to use those votes in the november election's. it gives them a lot of to the fo attack democrats. >> if you're interesting in reading the healthcare bill, it's at our website.
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these days a lot of feel are looking for jobs and many use websites like career builder.com or mo monster.com, scam artist w that and they use those types of sites to prey on people. angie barnett is here to look at that. >> this week this isn't necessarily a scam. there's a particular thing happening that is not necessarily a scam but it's not good, either. what is it? >> very simply, a marylander placed their resume and received a call from a placement service. part of the placement service is you will sit face to face with a
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financial planner and talk about their 401(k). he called the bbb because, what does financial planning have to do with job seeking. >> whatever else they want to talk about they're going to find me a job, but that part doesn't necessarily happen. >> looked at the website, it was work save retire, no contact information, no address, unless you sign up for the service and signed in and logged in. the website came up in the latter part of 2009. so things didn't feel good. later we discovered this is a legitimate company and what i asked the owner as i was talking to him. how do you make your money? we do a little bit of on placement, but not really. it's the ads we sell on our website and the referral money from when you sit down with your local 401k and financial planner it's the referral money. i felt it was the bait and switch.
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no transparency about what the service is. once we use the internet and searched for the phone number of the company we found people all over the u.s. saying what is up with. it was misleading for the job seeker. >> not a scam but if you're looking for a job, and they say job placement that is not what you're getting? >> sneexactly. a few tips when you're looking oonline, you want to make sure. using career building, if you get an e-mail from career builder telling you to reset your pass word. be careful that. if a job placement service ask you for up front fees, i would walk away. watch the work at home opportunities, if they are promising to make shows of dollars, walk away. >> non of us woulaway. >> none of us would be here. we would be in our pajamas at
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♪ living the life with me ♪ welcome back to tox 45 morning news. 7:31 is the time. i'm patrice harris. we need to check in with meteorologist steve fertig because he has good news for us. yes, i do. >> you have to check in with me. it's a reason for me being here. we do have a nice day to tell you about. that is the good part. a lot of sunshine, the
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temperatures getting into the mid-60s. it will be a little breezy. >> no rain. >> no rain. looking pretty good as high pressure builds in. it will be a nice day. a look at the temperatures as they begin this morning. 48 degrees in baltimore, and the same for hagerstown. that is mild. temperatures will warm up from here. you will see clearing skies in the overnight period into this morning. that means plenty of sunshine coming your way. as we look at the surface features, there's a low pressure center to the south and east in the missouri valley area headed in our direction and that will bring rain for friday but not until then. a couple of dry days, mild and dry tomorrow before the rain arrives and dry and cool weekend. i will tell you about that later and when rain on sunday night arrives more specifically. lauren cooke is in for candace dold and she has the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we're still dealing with a crash on the beltway on the outer loop
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lanes you you pass 95. we are dealing with a new crash on 95 that is going to affect the southbound lanes just as you pass the beltway. as we take a live look at 95 at whitemarsh boulevard, you you are going to see these delays. it's going to be stacked and packed this morning. and unfortunately if you're using the outer loop lanes of the beltway it's going to be a slow ride from 95 to the harrisburg expressway. you're looking at a 19-minute trip with an average speed of 31 miles per hour. from the harrisburg expressway to 795, you're look the a 9 minute trif wit9-minute trip off 45 miles per hour. from 795 to 95, you're looking at a 16-minute trip with an average speed of 59 miles per hour. that's a look at morning travels. patrice, back to you. 7:33 on fox 45 morning news. the mayor prepares to unveil her budget proposal today. she is expected to consider some of the recommendations from her transition team to cut the
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city's deep deficit. megan gilliland is live from city hall with recommendation on that report. >> reporter: the mayor's transition team is reporting back with many examples of waste and mismanagement, things from trash to vacant homes. the 150-member team singled out the housing and parks department in particular. recommending that the mayor recommend a program to get rid of the vacant homes across the city. the team recommended extracting property taxes from nonprofits like hospitals and schools and asked the mayor to consider privatizing trash collection. an idea some residents say it a waste. >> you privatize and do whatever you want. the mayor can waste money from the taxpayer which is me, it comes out of my check and waste my money by privatizing. it ain't nothing going to be done. it's just a waste. >> reporter: at this point, these are just recommendations. the mayor will release her
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budget with final cuts today. right now the city is facing a $121 million budge deficit. in these tough times, the mayor will not be accepting the $4,000 cost of living raise that was expected to kick in today. megan gil gilliland, fox 45 morg news. that brings us to the question of the day. where do you think cuts could be made in the city budge? our phone lines are open now at (410)481-4545. you can also go to foxbaltimore.com and tell us what you think or sound off through facebook. you can also send us a tweet at fox baltimore. maryland lawmaker wants to block some of the new healthcare bill for maryland residents. don dwyer introduced a bill that would prosecutwould proo prohib.
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most americans will be required to carry health insurance for the first time otherwise you will face tax penalties. dwyer admits his proposal isn't likely to pass. democrats control both change cs of the maryland general assembly. >> if you are interested in reading the healthcare bill, it's at our website. head to foxbaltimore.com and click on news links. a light rail operator is recovering this morning after passengers say a tractor trailer crashed into a train at an intersection yesterday. two others also ended up in the hospital. joel d smith is live at cockeysville where it happened with the latest on the conditions and changes that are in place for this morning. that had to be a scary moment for the people on the train, joel. >> reporter: definitely. the way they describe it. the truce fothe tractor trailern front of us and the last check for the driver serious
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conditionpor her. she will survive. are not life-threatening injuries. two other people were taken to the hospital as well. pretty graphic stuff right here. the driver was stuck inside of the cab for about a half an hour. they had to get special equipment in there to actually get her out and take her over to shock trauma. the front of the train was crushed in there. she was trapped in there for a while. 7 passengers were on board at the time. they had to watch all of this. two of the other passengers were injured, sent to the hospital with minor injuries. the rest were thankful there weren't more problems. >> it's amazing when you look at this accident that we have just one patient. >> drivers need to obey the sound and the signs and stop thinking you're going to beat the train. >> reporter: riders this morning have to make adjustments in cockeysville. if u going on mb get of northbof the a the timonium station, and those going south, should take
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the bus to hunt valley and disembark and continue the trip on light rail from there. talking to passengers here, using the shuttle service today they say it's quicker, more efficient, they like this better than light rail. it's working out just fine for people at cockeysville, having to avoid the stop here. spot that is at the gilroy spot, 200 yards, it's near a manufacturing area that has a lot of tractor trailer traffic. the problem is there's no crossing gates there. a lot of people say that could prevented all of this. live in cockeysville, joel d smith, fox 45 morning news. it's a place where hundreds of job seekers and dozens of employers get together. fox 45 job boot camp was held at the state fairground and it was a huge success. people turned up looking for jobs and for help turning themselves into the best job
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candidate they can be. one of the highlights at this year's boot camp, our sell yourself in 30 seconds booth where job seekers got a half a minute to get employers attention. >> iname is earl jones, i have 25 years of warehouse experience. i can pick pack through assumably line, operate fork lifts, et cetera. i think i would be a very valuable asset to your company. to watch more sell yourself in 30 seconds clips go to our website at foxbaltimore.com and click on the job boot camp link on the left side of the screen. coming up hitting the top of the charts. i have been -- ♪ ♪ >> find out if the idol top 11 could master bill board's biggest success stories. pack your patience as you head out this morning. we're dealing with a serious crash on the northeast corridor of 95. i will let you know how to avoid the
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one of the top 11 contestants on american idol is destined to be a chart topper.
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it's no surprise that this week all of idol hopefuls sang number one billboard hits. ♪ ♪ no, no, no ♪, hey, ♪ yeah, ♪ >> crystal bowersock had her rendition of bobby mcgee. all of the judges loved her vocals but wanted her to act like the other contestants. >> this is about finding a recording artist. i have seen you progress during the last couple of weeks. you're doing your own thing. you're not sliding all over the stage and jumping into the crowd. you took a song nailed it and your only gimmick is the carpet. >> and there you have it. let us know what you thought of
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last night's show. you can post your reaction at facebook or twitter page. just go to facebook.com fox baltimore. you can follow candace on her idol blog as she takes us behind the scenes all season long. just go to foxbaltimore.com and click on american idol under the entertainment section. you can watch american idol tonight right here on fox 45. meteorologist steve fertig is here wit here now with a looe forecast. hi, patrice. we're looking at a sunny day out there. the forecast across our state as we look at the sky hd radar and we look to the north where the showers were lasting a little bit longer there. dissipating as we speak. we are looking a whole lot better today with a lot of sunshine through the day. expect a lot of sun today. west wind at 7 miles per hour and humidity. we do expect the winds to pick up later in the day. it will feel cooler.
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28.85 and rising on the barometer. 50 is the temperature in baltimore, the same for d.c. 48 in salisbury, 48 for hagerstown. 36 in oakland. we're looking again at high pressure building in where low pressure was. that low moving to the northwest now. we will get winds picking up 15-25-mile-an-hour winds. that is certainly a breezy day around here. windy if you're traveling north and lots of sunshine nevertheless. we look forward to a dry day today and tomorrow too, before the next chance of rape comes ou--rain comes our way and coury of the low pressure center headed in our direction for tomorrow night as late as 9:00 in the western counties. it could be late for the rest of us and overnight into early friday. by later friday afternoon or early afternoon or even early morning, the low should be pushing through in points north and we should be drying out for a nice looking weekend.
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it should be a nice weekend even though there will be plenty of sunshine. fift54 degrees for the temperate today that we should get at the eastern shore. 15-20-mile-an-hour wind gusting to 35. we will climb to 64 degrees, a west northwest wind at 15-25 miles per hour. further points west, we're looking at temperature getting up to 61 degrees there with lots of sun and a 15-20-mile-an-hour wind out of the northwest. tonight mainly clear skies, 40 degrees for the overnight low. winds still breezy but not quite as windy as they begin to die down. 5-15-mile-an-hour winds out of the northwest. tomorrow look for a high temperature of 63, much like today, temperature wise. the clouds will be on the increase later today especially. but later on, the clouds will begin to increase, so we enjoy a dry night until then, and showers early for friday. much cooler as get into the weekend. look for high temperatures for saturday. and 56 for sunday and again,
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cooler temperatures than we are enjoying right or for today. partly cloudy skies for the weekend and cloud increasing, more showers move in through monday morning with a high of 59 degrees. and then on tuesday, we still have some showers early on, high temperature of 55. and now we want to see what is happening on the roadways with lauren cooke. she is here with the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we are dealing with several accidents, but first let's check in and take a look at our speeds. we're looking at 46 miles per hour on the west side of the beltway. 56 traveling southbound on the jfx but only 9 miles per hour on the moving through whitemarsh. we do have a crash to tell you about on the beltway in that vicinity. that is going to be on the outer loop lanes as you approach 95 and another accident to tell you about on the southbound lanes of 95, just as you pass 695 and as we take a live look in the area, you're going to see these delays. so you definitely want to stick with route 1 or route 40 as your alternate route. as we check in and take a look
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at west side of the beltway, at liberty road we see no accidents to talk about but we're dealing with volume traveling outer loop lanes. if you're using the tunnels this morning, all is clear the fort mchenry and the harbor tunnels, no problems getting through the tubes. fortunately there's shuttle buses in place moving in both directions if you're traveling between hunt valley and at
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baltimore city has to make up a $121 million budget deficit and mayor stephanie rawlings-blake will reveal her plan on how to do that later today. she is expected to use some of the recommendations of her transition team which made recommendations like privatizing trash collection and getting rid of vacant homes. that brings us to the question of today. where do you think that budget cuts could be made? >> we have ella on the phone. >> if you had to make cuts where would you start? >> one thing with the department of social services. i do daycare and i noticed that in many of the invoices or vouchers that they send to you, there are about four sets of papers that give you the same
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instructions over and over again. so if a person has three to 4 children, that is still -- they send out, you know the information separately. if nothing is changing, why keep constantly sending people the same information over and over again. >> will a that's a good point. a lot of people not aware of that. richard in hampden is on the line. good morning, ric richard, where would you start making cuts. >> i don't understand why they would send 4 to 6 people to fill a pothole and plant grass seeds, while three of the four are watching. everybody else is sitting if a truck to each other. that's a waste of money. you're paying, 4, 5, 6 guys on one truck to do jobs that should only take the driver and one person. that way there's no way in the world to save money.
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that's a loss of money even if it's jt. >> richard interesting thought there. sharon is on the phone. sharon, good morning. how would you make cuts? >> there are quite a few employees taking home cars at the house authority of baltimore city? >> why do they need cars? >> that's what i said. they don't need cars. they can get back to work like everyone else. we have a the facebook page. michelle sounded off on facebook. the current mayor needs to cut from city hall. i'm sure there's unnecessary positions that those people could go into the private sector, don't cut the schools, police or fire department. stop unnecessary trips to places on the city dollar. randy wrote on facebook. she says there should be no cuts on city, police and fire department. if anything the money that
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sheila dixon gets needs to be put back in city government. thank you for your responses. always interesting to hear what you have to say. coming up on the fox 45 morning news. add a new recipe to your collection. the cleaver cleaver brothers show us how to make the spring time chicken mars ala. but next there's a way to remove all of the
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>> it's the first thing you do when you wake-up and the last thing you go before you go to sleep n every day you have the coat on your teeth, hopefully you're brushing that as much as you can. >> the amount of bacteria hiding out in your mouth is also hard to swallow. >> people's mouths are thiest arethedirtiest areas in the bod. >> brushing your teeth regularly gets rid of the germs. >> that transfers to the toothbrush. >> the studies in the 70s, it shows that when you flush the toilet there's arrow solz that flow around your toilet for up two hours. >> now the vio light claims to reduce the amount of bacteria on your toothbrush by 99.9%. >> what it's supposed to do is
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introduce uv light on to your toothbrush. >> we took the vio light to the experts at the university of maryland dental school and put it to the test. >> i took my toothbrush that i used that among, took and cut it basically in half. on my toothbrush a lot of strepp kook us species. >> you just have to make sure that it's securely fastened. you hear the click and make sure it's down and you want to plug it in. add your toothbrush to it. make sure it's down all the way and then hit the vio. >> they put each half under the microscope. the sterilizer did away with some of the dirt but didn't measure up to the promise. >> after the treatment of the vio light i had about a 3rd less bacteria, nowhere close to
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the 99.9% reduction that the product claims. >> is 33% fewer germs worth the $50 the vio light will cost you. >> if you're a germ a fob, and it make you feel better, it's better to rinse it off with water and put it off to dry. and use it later that night. >> will it work? >> i won't be buying it anytime soon. in you want more is just $10.
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only $10. we're taking a comprehensive look. watching for waste in baltimore see government. when the mayor will unveil the new city budget. it sounded like an explosion. >> a light rail and an
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18-wheeler collide in cockeysville. the impact it's having on rush hour this morning. they can be coupl cumbersom. >> and everyone knows that babies go through a lot of diapers. how you can minimize jury -- your child's impact on the environment. good morning. it's wednesday, march 24th. i'm patrice harris. good morning, i'm megan gilliland. a cool start to the day but steve is promising nicing weather to come. snm. >> i'm holding you to it, stand strong. >> what is that about? >> i was hiding. i have to live up to the promise. we're going to get up to 60s. >> it was kind of breezy wha whi was standing out there. >> it's going to be breezy and that is part of the reason it's
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feels cool. we will see temperatures climb to 60 degrees, and we start in the upper 40s. that's a good start to the day. we will climb to 54 degrees before it's done. with the breeze it's going to be feel a bit cooler than that. nevertheless, pretty day with a lot of sunshine coming your way. you're looking at high pressure, and the low moving well off the new england coast. 54 is where we're headed for the high but still not bad with a northwest wind at 10-15 miles per hour. we are going to check in with lauren cooke who is here for candace dold who is going to let us know what the commute is look like this morning. >> reporter: as we take a live look at whitemarsh, you're going to see the southbound lanes are really going to be packed right as you approach the beltway. now if you are traveling on the beltway, those outer loop lanes are looking pretty m from the harrisburg expressway you're looking at a 10 minut-minute trh
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an average speed of bower miles per -- 54 miles per hour. and so it's going to be pretty slow traveling in that area. no problems to report at the fort mchenry tunnel from the toll plaza to the beltway. you're looking at an 8-minute trip with an average speed of 54 miles per hour. that's a look at morning travels. approximatpatrice, let's send io you. 8:03, fox 45 mornings news. mayor stephanie rawlings blake is expected to release a budget cutting plan, and she is expected to use some of the recommendations from the team. one of the issues vacant homes. the team is recommending that the mayor create a program to get rid of the mome homes acrose city. >> we're taking a very comprehensive look. we're looking at the property that is owned by the city. we are looking at where they are in the city. is there any other investment that is going on?
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is there any other development that is going on. >> among other ideas, the transition team also recommended to privatize trash collection and also to consider extracting property taxes from nonprofits like hospitals and schools. the city is facing a $121 million deficit. family and friends will gather tonight to remember a comcast worker killed during an apparent robbery attempt. a candlelight vigil will be held at the corner of north avenue and boone street in east baltimore. that is where 50 years old carlos williams was gunned down sunday morning. williams suffered several gunshot wounds to the head and the torso while he was on his way to work. jury selection is expected to begin today in the case of two brothers accused of drug and gun possession. 18-year-old twins, travis, and tra main johnson will be in courthouse east this morning.
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opening at the same time are expected later this afternoon. once this trial is complete, the brothers will also face animal cruelty charges. they're accused of burning a 1-year-old pitbull alive. the animal was eventually euthanized. a nasty collision between a train and a tractor trailer is still affecting light rail service this morning. it happened in cockeysville yesterday when witnesses say the truck pulled in front of the train causing a major crash and sending the train's driver to shock trauma. joel d smith is live in cockeysville this morning with the latest. good morning, joel, how are things going on there. >> reporter: it's not going to be here today. that is where the light rail train usually would be here on gilroy road. this is where the stop is in cockeysville. no light rail service here, instead commuters have to get around it, using shut buses. -- shuttle buses that is working quicker than the light rail in this area. we hear that the driver of the train is okay, not life-threatening injuries at
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this point the most recent status for her. 9:20 in the morning that is when a light rail train was traveling southbound and it crossed the tracks right when a tractor trailer collided with it. the passengers say the truck pulled out in front of the train causing the crash. another car behind it all hit the wreckage. there's no gates at this intersection. the front of the train was crushed. the operator was trapped inside for a half an hour before the rescue team could get in there and get her out. she was taken to shock trauma where serious condition and not life-threatening there. there were seven passengers on board and two of them were sent to the hospital, minor injuries for them. the rest of them were left wondering how this all happened. >> he probably didn't notice that the train was coming up. >> a little girl coming off of the train was shaking and got her a blanket and tried to help out. >> it's amazing when you look at this accident that we have just one patient.
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>> reporter: today riders have to do a few different things to get around this the area. going northbound get off the at timonium station and continue the trip on the shuttle bus to get to hunt valley. disembark at the timonium stop and continue the trip on the light rail. the rest of light rail not affected by all of this. some people seeing at what happened here and thinking it didn't have to happen if there were no like this. this is a popular one about 200 yards from here. it's a spot where the tractor trailers go back and forth all day long. if there were crossing gates there, maybe this wouldn't have hahave happened. joel d smith, fox 45 morning news news. news. the minimum amount of car insurance that drivers carry could go up. they want to increase $30,000 for bodily harm. drivers could be required to be covered for at least $60,000 for accidents where more than one person is hurt. that legislation would take
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effect in january of 2011. it now moves to the senate for consideration. we have a recall to pass along to you this morning. 1 million baby swings made by infant ion on are being recalled because they have been linked on infant deaths. the consumer product safety commission say the babies can suffocate in the slings. they are urging parents to immediately stop using the products for babies under 4th months. the recall involves the sling rider. the company says it will offer a free replacement baby carrier, activity gym or shopping cart cover to any affected consumer. hundreds of people pounded the pavement at fox 45's job boot camp at the state fairgrounds yesterday. now they all showed up looking for work and for -- for help
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turning themselves into the best job candidate they can be. job seekers got a half a minute to get employers attention. >>my name and dale rhodes and i have background in addition to sales and marketing includes new product development, operations and project management. imseeking a rewarding and challenging position that provides me the opportunity to grow and also excel. i'm dedicated and conscientious employee and always look to do whatever it takes to exceed my expectations. >> to look at more sell yourself in 30 seconds go to our website at foxbaltimore.com and click on the job boot camp link on the left-hand side of the screen. coming up next make your easter eggs a whole new way this year. how you can learn to make the eggs from glass this year.
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in this morning's hometown hot spot, good morning, anthony, how are you. >> i'm great.
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>> i came and did the pumpkins with you and now it's a new season and you have something new to offer to us. >> you can come down and make easter eggs. we are doing that on saturday from 11:00 to to 2:00. >> anyone can come down and do this and show us how it works? >> emma here my assistant is making one now. and this one is a special one because it has bubbles in it. it's hard to see right now as she is turning it. once it gets set up in it a minute or so here, and she can slow down, you can see all of the little bubbles in there. it's really cool. everyone that comes in on saturday and we still have places open. people can register at our website corrdetti.com. look it up on the web and register online for the workshop. ages 8 and up and people will get to shape their own easter egg just like emma is doing here on the block.
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we started doing this on friday glass blowing thing from 6 to 8:00 in the evening. people can come and watch us make cool stuff out of glass. >> anthony, it's so much fun, and it's amazing how fast you can make your own piece of art? >> look at the bubbles there. >> it's so beautiful. we are letting viewers thousand to come -- how they can come and make their own glass egg. it's happening on saturday. the workshops are at 11:00 a.m., noon and 1:00 p.m. as you heard him say there's still openings there. for more information log to our website at foxbaltimore.com/morning. and not as hot as blowing glass and that's a good thing but warmer today. it will be milder. temperatures will be getting into the 60s this time around. looking at a dry scan at hd radar. it's going to be rather pretty day with lot of sunshine, just a few high clouds pushing through. here is what we're looking at the last bit of rain from the system that brought us some rain
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earlier this week on monday. that is out of here. looking a lot more in the way of sunshine coming today. partly cloud, high clouds as i said at the inner harbor. 29 degrees is the temperature at the harbor. 48% relative humidity and the barometer is rising at 28.8, 52 is the dew point number. you can see -- that is 32 the grew point. we're free dry in other words, that's the other part of the starry i want to tell you. dry with a lot of sunshine. 49 in d.c. down in salisbury 49 so it's pretty mild to start the day. as we look toward the north and east. that is where the low pressure center has moved. you come back to home, we got wind at 15-25 miles per hour with even with the sunshining and bringing us up to 50 degrees we feel cooler than that. not for tomorrow, tomorrow late at night but not in the daytime hours. by nighttime the low pressure
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center moves closer. we start to see showers by 9:00 p.m. according to the future scan model. after that, beyond the overnight period into it looks like friday morning we get to see more shower chances, then too. it moves out of here by later on friday and we're looking a lot better for the weekend as far as dry conditions with a lot of sunshine but cooler temperatures then, too. 64 the high temperature expected at the eastern shore with a 15-20-mile hour wind. it will gust higher as it will be windier than elsewhere. in central county, 15 to 20 miles per hour, making the low feel cooler. a lot of sunshine, it won't be cool. it will be cooler than the temperature read on the thermometer. 51 degrees for the high temperature in the central part of the state with a 15-20-mile-an-hour wind. clear, with an overnight wind. and tomorrow 63 degrees, the clouds will move in a little bit more as we move through the day. it will still be dry through the nighttime when you can see showers into early friday.
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note the temperatures dropping to 50 for the high on friday. 52, mostly clear on saturday, partly cloudy on sunday and clouds increase into early monday with more shower chances and even more shower chances on tuesday. 59 for the high on monday and 55 for tuesday. iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. you can go to fox baltimore and click on iradar to see when storms are over your house. check that out next time we have a storm coming through. right now we want to check in with lauren cooke who has the traffic edge. >> reporter: thanks, steve. we are dealing with several accidents. 42 miles per hour on the west side of the beltway, 55 on the jfx into the city. 55 through whitemarsh. we're dealing with an accident on 95 along the northbound lanes at route 175men 175. as we make our way through the whitemarsh area, expect heavy
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delays. you will see them, due to an earlier crash on the southbound lanes at beltway. we have more troubles to tell you about on the beltway. we have a crash on harford road. as we hop over to the west side taking a live look at the liberty road. do expect sluggish areas traveling on the outer loop lanes from 795 toward edmond son avenue. we're dealing with the effects of the light rail accident yesterday morning. service has been disrupted but there's going to be a shuttle bus provided between both directions from hunt valley, i'm sorry, from hunt valley to timonium this morning. that's a look at morning travels. patrice and megan, let's send it back to you. coming up american idol is twitting away. the user name where you can follow all of the contestants. it is 6 layers thick, but that is not all. the diaper that
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it is time for tinsel town on twitter. we're finding tweets and bringing the hottest news from hollywood to right here in baltimore. we're starting with american idol news because this is the first for american idol. >> all of the contestants are now on twitter. they have each posts under one official american idol account. it's user name is a i-9 contest appears. they update through the day often telling you what is going on behind the scenes. and we are following it and shiobon never fails. this time around, she says that rehearsals are going well. i can't wait for my song tomorrow. i wish i had to time watch a
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movie. >> her look definitely a little corky, not run of the mill. i like crystal bowersock. >> and our next twit isn't from hollywood but it's from a homeless man in california. gym kennedjim kennedy is a forml traveled and executive. his home has been foreclosed and he has gone through all of his savings but he isn't staying in a homeless shelter. he is using his reward points to stay in a hotel. >> homeless thomas on march 17th, at 11:30 a.m., happy st. patrick's day. new day, moving to a new hotel. two days later he is staying up. thank you to everyone for the support and kind words.
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it's appreciated. hopefully something is around the corner. >> that's very interesting. he is going to stay on the streets. he can use all of the reward points he collected, get free flights and hotels. >> i wonder what you do all day, just travel? >> hopefully he is looking for a job. in the meantime he can stay in comfort. >> we always want to keep you up-to-date on the latest news whether it's here in baltimore or hollywood. make sure to follow us on twitter and click on under the community section. no messy diapers means a happy mom. >> this is the outer proof -- wf liner. >> these diapers could save you more than $1,000. ♪ ♪ my mind >> later american idol prepares to vote another person off tonight. who could be on the hot seat
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after last night's
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if you have a little one living in your house. you know how many diapers you go through in a month. all of that waste is hard on the environment. in this 411 we are saving green by going green from the bottom up. >> don't let these baby blues fool you. this little guy is fue full of energy. >> he is a 15-month-old and he is on the go. >> that is what makes him a
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happy boy. >> wad ling in his diaper. connor is sporting a new number. >> the diaper looks like any disposable diaper that you would use. >> but it's not a disposable. >> it's a scary thought because everybody remembers the diapers that their parents used to use. >> connor's mother rachael uses regrow baby reusable diapers. >> this is the waterproof liner and like i said it's six layers. it's really. i generally unsnap it and throw it in my diaper pale. it all goes in the wash. >> not always fun laundry to do, but for rachael she says it's worth it. >> scary toxic world out there, i think. and these products, you know make me feel a little safer about how he is raised. >> if they go out for the day, rachael takes the grow baby bio sockers with her.
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>> they can be flushed. >> sounds good for mother nature, how about your wallet? the average child uses about 6,000 disposable diapers in two years. that can add up to almost $2,000. one box of the grow baby diapers can last two years with 24 shelves and 24 liners, total cost roughly $450. >> it was perfect. i kept him. >> more sensieve u expensive upt over the life of the diaper much cheaper. >> i don't buy, you know, ever buy any dispossible diapers. >> and for the mcfaddens that means more time together. >> no. >> for more no foundation on how you and your baby can go green, log on to our web sign at web -- website at foxbaltimore.com. if you have an idea for the next family 411 segment, send me
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an e-mail at fox baltimore.com. coming check out this guy in a beamer, who is going for a ride with him when we come back. they wanted to change up my look. i say, hey, man, i wear jeans, t-shirts and jackets. i'm cool with it, you know. >> and later getting decked up with a whole new look, but why some on american idol do not wasn't to change. >> 8:28 is the time. you are watching fox 45 morning news, all local all
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welcome back to fox 45 morning news, 8:30 is the time. i'm patrice harris.
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good morning, i'm megan gill lan. meteorologist steve fertig is here with us to let us know what to expect today. a lot of sun, but there will be winds that will keep it a little cooler. take a look at the temperatures. we're in the upper 40s to near 50. it will climb into the low 60s, we believe, maybe mid-60s depending on how much sunshine we get. sky watch hd radar showing the clouds moving further north and east, and in its place, a lot of sun on the way. temperatures that will be mild. 15-25-mile-an-hour wind it will feel chillier still. we do want to check on the roadways this morning. lauren cooke is in for candace dold. she has the traffic edge, lauren. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we're dealing with a crash on the beltway that you want to watch out for. it's going to affect the outer loop lanes at harford road. as we take a live look at the area it's going to be a backup along the outer loop lanes. if you're traveling the outer
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loop lanes, it's going to be a heavy ride from 95 to the harrisburg expressway. we're looking at 32 minutes and on average speed of only 19 miles per hour. it's very slow. fortunately if you're traveling the tunnels it's going to be much, much better from the fort mchenry tunnel toll plaza you're looking at an 8-minute trip with an average speed of 52 miles per hour. that's a look at the morning travels. patrice and megan, let's send it over to you. here is a look at the top stories this morning. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake will release a deep cutting plan today. some the proposals could include getting rid of vacant homes and privatizing trash collection. the city will consider taxing nonprofits like hospitals and schools. the city is facing a $121 million deficit. >> reporter: i'm joel d smith at cockeysville where the light trail train is not running today because of a crash between the
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light train and a tractor trailer that pulled in front of it. the driver of the train is in serious but stable condition. people are wondering if crossing gates could have stopped all of this. the tractor trailer not having crossing gates they pulled out in front. for those people have to get out in kook seizevill cockeysville s shuts. shuftsshuttles so far the peoply it's working out. under the bill the state will be able to use $127 million for unemployment benefits. the money will arrive as soon as governor o'malley science signsn the bill. maryland's current unemployment rate is 7 .5% lower than the
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9.2%. blue man the experienced genie is going to make them happen instead. blue man is here, the experience genie very interesting, but michelle a guilar is here, explain the blue man. >> smart box has teamed up with the experienced genie to grant a as a dream day of experience for one cancer of survivor who is deserving it. >> you have a particular person who we can't say the name but you have someone who will get that today and experience the wonderful day. >> the person who was nominated was nominated by the lower sisters. she is a three-time cancer sewer vief or. sh-- survivor. and she lost her son to h1n1. >> at some point, the blue genie will show up at her house and wheel her around the bmw.
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>> she will be going to the national aquarium in baltimore and will be the vip guest of the dolphin show today. >> oh, cool. >> she will do a segueway tour of baltimore. she will get to tour the city in style and she will finish off with a relaxing massage, and check in to the hotel mon cofor the evening. >> anyone can get this smart box experience; is that right? >> yes, anybody can purchase a smart box at a borders or sams club. >> because it's a gift card right here. >> it's a gift card and it's also this, and whoever receives the gift card can flip through the guide book choose their experience and pay with the gift card. no extra fees attached. we are the smart friendly prices. our prices range from $49 to $369. >> reporter: if somebody gets the gift card and flips through the book, the blue genie is not going to show up at their house.
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>> she is going to have a lot of fun and this is a fabulous car and a great idea. michelle thank you, blue genie have fun today. for more information log on to
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>>8:38 is a wednesday morning. we're looking 8 pretty day today with a lot of sunshine and a couple of days since we have seen a lot of sun. we will see that today, but the temperatures while climbing will be, but because of the winds not feeling as warm as they read on the meter. thermometer it will feel like the upper 50s. showers in new england be not much left over. for us it's going to be a dry
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day with high pressure building at that time. the inner harbor with partly cloudy skies and winds picked up from a 5-10-mile-an-hour wind earlier. 48% registered humidity, 51 that is the temperature in baltimore but not too different elsewhere, d.c.49. the same for salisbury 49. we see the temperatures climb 60s later but the winds keeping it a little cooler, nevertheless, lots of sunshine on the way. here is what we're looking at a couple of dry days according to the future scan model, today and most of tomorrow, it's not until tomorrow night at about 9:00 p.m. or so, we start as to see some of shows showers moving into the western part of the state as the low pressure moves closer. then it will hang around a little bit until friday morning and in the afternoon drying out as the low continues to progress and pull out to the north and east. a high temperature of
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54 degrees, lots of is not shine, 50 t 15-24 miles an hours but the temperatures climb so there's compensation. gower degrees for the high -- 54 degrees for the high in the central part of the state. if you're in the central part of maryland or heading that way. winds around 15-20 miles per hour. tonight 40 degrees with a northwest wind at 5-15 miles per hour. still breezy but not quite as windy as it has been. after 64 today, a mild day tomorrow without the winds being as strong. the clouds will be on the increase. in comes rain chances overnight and into friday. note the temperatures dropping to 50 degrees for the high on friday and 52 on saturday. more clouds on sunday but still staying dry until the nighttime 56 for the high. 59 with the showers on monday and the beginning part of tuesday. tuesday's high 55 degrees. fox 45 sky watch weather is at your finger tips. iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. you can use fox 4 45 powerful
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doppler radar to track incoming storms. go to web an foxbaltimore.com ak on iradar. now lauren cooke is back with a last look at the traffic edge. lauren. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we have several accidents working but first let's check in and take a look at speeds. we're looking at a slow 28 miles per hour at the west side of the beltway and 65 miles per hour on 95 moving through whitemarsh. we do have an accident on whitemarsh. this is going to be on the southbound lanes at route 175. as we make our way up toward the whitemarsh area, expect heavy delays along the southbound lanes as we take a live look at route 43. you're going to see those delays, it's all due to an earlier crash as you approach the beltway. as we make our way on to 695, watch out for an accident along the outer loop lanes at harford road. as we take a live look at the parkville area, you are going to see the effects of that accident and expect delays from to
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charles street. we have a crash at harford road at rickert avenue and another accident at north parkway at falls road that you want to watch out for. do watch out for sluggish patches all th on 695 toward fae street. how would you like someone else picking out your clothes? >> some of them are very receptive, and should of them are resistant. >> whose stylist say is the hardest idol hopeful to shop for. we're the clever cleaver brothers. spring is upon us. it's definitely expensive having a growing family
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spring into the kitchen. it's a new season and that means
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time for new dishes. the clever cleaver brothers are here to cook up some ideas this morning. and guys, it's spring. >> it's good to see you. >> i'm steve, and i'm steve. >> and together we're the clever cleaver brothers. >> we have a great dish to bring spore spring, spring time chicken marsala. >> half in the dish. and half on the pan. >> and to that we're going to add two tablespoons of shallots. >> it was on. >>i hope it's, on. >> there you go. >> bete crock o got the food. >> we're going to go with the holland house cooking wine, we are using the marsala cooking version. >> take a whiff of? >> that aroma is nice. >> unlike table wine that loses the smell.
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>> holland house it has the most flavor. if you want to try making a different flavor, they have a white wine lime. >> while that is coming to a boil. let's go to the grill and show you what we did. we took veggies, green and yellow peppers. take the steps off of them and cut them and toss them this olive oil. >> wash them and put them on the grill. because of asparagus doesn't go on raw we put it in a plastic bag with a tablespoon of water, cook it for a minute and then take of the snap off of them. >> nice and grilled. >> you're always welcomed. >> we have come chicken. we went with chicken tenders. if you don't have chicken tenders, get chicken breasts and
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pound them a little bit and cut them on to trips. >> chicken cooks up quick because it's not that thick. >> that is starting to boil. >> let's make the cornstarch solari. two tablespoons of corn starch and a cut of water. >> we whip that up. >> got a minute, guys. >> plenty of time. we are going to show you how we finish the sauce off. as soon as that goes in there and it starts to boil, take it off because it thickens up quick. we are going to use chives. you can go with green onion if they are on sale. >> that is done. you can see how thick that is? it's a nice little glaze. we got the chicken. after the chicken is cooked. >> you see steve, we made this as elegant looking as delicious tasting but very, very simple to do. you can hear it and it. >> 3 minutes n we will bring it
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over. and we will show you the finished plate. >> we have it done over here. you can see how beautiful it looks. and there you have it, folks. spring time chicken marsala best wishes and best dishes. you can find today's recipe on the clever cleaver brothers website at clever cleaver.com. or by logging on to foxbaltimore.com. something up singing for a dream. ♪ ♪ to remember ♪ it's a memory >> next who could get
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you want to be number one, you have to seaning a numbe to e song. so the top 11 contestants on american idol sang what else? top billboard hits. >> it's the memory of all ♪ ♪ >> i wish i could just say ♪ ♪ not so much i need ♪ so many reasons why ♪
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♪ you're the only one ♪ who really knew me >> i like that song, too. >> paige myles sang against all odds. it seems like the odds were against her. the judges didn't care for it from the very, very first note. >> really, honestly i don't know if your voice is back or whatever is happening, but that was honestly terrible. really, honestly it was really. and i don't know, he don't even know. it was up and about -- the pitch was all over the place. nothing came together at all. i don't know. and i know you're probably better than that. so maybe you don't have your voice back, i don't know, it was terrible. >> it was the worst vocal that i have ever heard from you and possibly of the season. >> that is harsh. >> that is very harsh. >> shattered her dreams. >> this is when it gets pretty
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competitive. >> that is the song, i mean you know that song, there's a lot of emotion and it kind of there's a buildup in it. >> even her face looked -- >> and simon's comment wasn't really better as you might expect. that is why we probably didn't show it. can't show it on television although they did last night. being on american idol means looking the part as well as sounding it. getting a head to toe makeover is part of that getting to the top 12. we caught up with the stylist who worked behind the scenes. >> this is a platform suited for a superstar. >> every year american idol transforms finalist from every day singers to super stars, but some need more work than others ♪ skilet are brought in to help the top 12 find their look. >> it's like a massive
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transformation, over the next two or three weeks, you will see a steady but gradual change. >> some of them are very reat the siev--receptive, and some ae resistant because they need to own up to where they came from. >> through that healthy ♪ >> it's not always an easy process, but it can be a lot of fun. >> i picked this out myself. i picked this myself and there was actually -- there was a rack that had snake skin blazer and it was too blingy for me. >> you see all of these jackets and pants and this is like holy crap and he handed me this jacket. i goes, what are you thinking? >> i put it on, i'm like i love it. >> when they wanted to change up my look. i wear jeans, t-shirts and jackets. i'm cool with it, you know. >> i can get into getting my hair and my makeup and people dressing me up like barbie. fun! >> i'm not going to be a
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different person. i'm going to be the same person with more expensive gear. i can't complain. it's like, it's cool, man! >> every once in a while there's an idol who is tough to shop for. >> it's not exactly a chastise, it's like he has a 22-inch bicep and he is a like a 56-inch chest and 40 waist. >> and 15 inches is massive. yeah. >> you can watch american idol tonight here on fox 45. >> that would be hard to dress. >> wow. >> a big stylist. >> you're not crazy about dugy houser, either. >> i didn't call him that. >> but he is not one of my favorite. >> the stylist did a great job with him. i liked the leather jacket. >> he has a fan base. >> a lot young girls who watch
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american idol, they're voting and keeping him in there. >> all right. the same girls are keeping you -- >> weather kid today. >> i'm just ignoring that and moving on. >> remisha was here and did a great job. she was here from pikesville this morning. >> clear skies. >> and the winds are? >> winds west 7, humidity -- >> it's not even. >> she is one of the younger weather kids, 8 years old, you know, it's hard to have the boys come out here and do this on tv. >> she was confident. >> she is going to be a doctor. >> like dogie in a couple of years. we are looking at temperatures climbing to 40, we started at 49 degrees. 64 is where we're headed. cooler with the breeze. 63 tomorrow but another dry day until the rain moves in late tomorrow into friday. 50 degrees, so cooler for the beginning of the week. 52 on saturday but dry. pretty weekend with more sunshine than clouds increasing sunday with some showers, too.
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showers continue it took like for monday and tuesday as well. >> i like that, nice! >> a dip in a hot tub turns into an adventure that 4 friends will never forget. make that a trip that is all too familiar. what? >> hot time. he follows a group of friends who get a second chance at 1986. he might even recognize '80s heartthrob john cusack. we have advanced passes to an advanced screening tonight. just be wasn't of the callers at (410)481-4545. johwhashwhat is john cusackn a movie like
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