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the police are on the scene of a stabbing at security square mall. a man in his 20s was stabbed and right now, the police don't have any idea about a suspect or motive about the attack. the other story we're following, a wet start to the week, taking a live look outside. we have flood watches in event. we're live with the first warning coverage. first, we'll start with bernadette woods. well, this is what we have going on. we'll start with the doppler radar and show you the rain. it's coming up from the south and we see the heavy rain in the entire pattern. in the city, at this point, we have this batch, it's on the western side and we have this off to the east of the city. and we have heavy rain coming
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in and mount airy has picked up. that's as we go towards frederick, heavy rain. we'll see more waves of it into tomorrow. for more on that, we'll go to marty. we have an inch of rain since it began last night. we had steady and heavy rain. figure we'll be straddling the line here, we'll leave this area into the two to four inch rain. it's because of a deep area of low pressure that's, once again, it's yet to be fell in the region. we want to break this down, it's low to the north and south. the southern energy is moving our way. it will be steamy and wet. it's going to feel tropical. we'll have a tough rush hour coming home from work and school and tomorrow's is going to be damp, not as damp as this
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day's start, but it will be a problem again tomorrow. again, a wet weather pattern early this week. do we have watches and warnings? bernadette woods has the five day during the first warning weather segment. thank you, marty, wjz-13 is always on, for instant updates and live doppler radar and the forecast, go to and another big story after debate and planning, maryland's first slot machine gambling parlor opened a few hours ago in cecil county. we're live in perryville. we have more on the hollywood casino around there. good afternoon, derek. they weren't set to open the doors until thursday morning. but after a successful test run, the lottery commissioner gave them the clear and they opened their doors and plenty
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of people opened their doors and plenty of training their luck. >> it's nice in there. i came here to win. >> reporter: it's a 34,000 square foot slot lover's dream. it's loaded with u-spin and "sex and the city." >> we have the newest games. we have some of the games that las vegas don't have. >> and while they won't have table games, they're trying to lure the gamblers with the electronic blackjack tables. and the show business theme lends itself to the latest movie promotions and they're really promoting maryland expected to generate hundreds of millions a year and creating 350 new jobs employing most of the people like nicki deal. >> i was fortunate to get the
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job. gladly, i didn't have to look too hard for it. >> the soft opening underway now, but officials here at the casino plan on having the official grand opening thursday where the governor will help ring in the official opening of the casino in perryville where we are live. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> maybe the sun will be shining thursday the casino will be from 8:00 to 2:00 the next morning. meanwhile, the debate continues over the slots parlor at arundel mills. people are knocking on doors for support. this man met with several people. several groups are still opposed to the planned facility with concerns it would mean more traffic and crime. voters will get the final say
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in november. a white supremacist should spend 31 years in prison for beating up an african american elderly man. he attacked a man last august and two teens are also on trial. it was a racially motivated attack. he has a nickname hitler. an airline merger could expand south west at nearby airports. it will buy air tran for more than $1.4 billion. and the company says it will allow southwest to serve more customers. they'll also start flying out of reagan airport in d.c.. the operations should be fully merged by 2012. time is running out for candidates across the country. voters will have the chance to
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shift the balance of power in washington in five weeks. most americans are ready for new faces on capitol hill. >> reporter: the sputtering economy has been the central issue in november. the democrats are in trouble. and according to a new political battle ground poll out today, more americans believe that if republicans would do better at creating jobs. the republicans want to slash the government spending. >> the number one reason why the jobs aren't created is uncertainty. >> reporter: the president hopes to jump start part of the economy to sign a bill to help small businesses hire thousands of new workers. it offers companies billions in tax breaks. >> >> reporter: with the election around the corner and control of congress at stake, both parties are calling on last
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minute star power. former alaska governor sarah palin and mid-romney are making stops. and democrats will see michelle obama and bill clinton at campaign events now. both have highier approval ratings than president obama. even some strategists believe it's too late to keep the democrats in power. whether or not that means we lose the house of representatives, we're far away from knowing that. >> reporter: but not that far, five weeks to be exact. >> reporter: stay with wjz-13 for the coverage of 2010. go to for more information. thousands came out to take part in the great prostate cancer challenge. marty was the emcee at the event at towson university.
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it's raised $4 million over the last years and it will raise more this year. the ravens are in a familiar position. the team improved the game yesterday. and ron matz is live with more on the offense and the excitement over the challenge ahead. well, we know the challenge, heading to pittsburgh. joe flacco and the offense need to be firing over all cylinders. they took a step against cleveland. flacco to boldin -- they had two touchdowns early in the 4th quarter. they reclaimed the lead. they need to be sharp against the steeler's defense that's supposed to be the best in the nfl. can the raven's beat pittsburgh and what will it take to beat
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the steelers? / >> i think that flacco has to connect with boldin. i think we can do it. >> i think that pittsburgh will beat them, honestly. i'm putting my money on pittsburgh. >> what we need to do is tackle the quarter back, hurt him. >> i'm being optimistic they'll win. >> wing we have to get a hundred yards on the ground. >> you can't cook without rice, all right, right, you get him started early and get the linemen down, you'll be fine. >> all right, speaking of rice, ray rice sprained hizzingeddable -- his ankle and ben roethlisberger serves the final game of his four game suspension. we're still wacko for flacco. >> you can't cook without rice,
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your golden with boldin. >> and they'll face the steelers and they're back on wjz-13. you can see the game sunday at 1:00 on the big 13 and the game is followed by the wjz-13 post game show. then, it's marty and the bulldog live in canton. a big day of football talk, live, here, wjz-13. and still to come on wjz-13 eyewitness news at noon. roadblocks to peace. why talks are on the verge of falling apart. and we'll have the complete first warning weather forecast coming up. [ female announcer ] remember this promise?
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[ man ] martin o'malley -- taking on bg&e to stop the rate hikes. [ female announcer ] never happened --
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your bill went up 72%. and o'malley gave the bureaucrat who approved the rate hike a huge raise. now martin o'malley promises we're moving forward. the fact of the matter is our economy is doing much better now. [ female announcer ] really? nearly 7,000 marylanders lost their jobs last month. four years ago, martin o'malley misled us. now he's just making stuff up. bob ehrlich. we can do better. peace talks between israelis and palestinians are on the verge of collapsing there was a ban on new construction that expired. palestinians were apposed to the construction. the peace talks could collapse
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unless israel extends the band. a man shot and killed his estranged wife and stepchildren and turned the gun on himself. a neighbor that was a police officer heard the shots. inside,the police found the bodies of the children and wife. his children were also inside the house, but they were not harmed. all right, we'll go to the weather center now. we have breaking weather news bernadette woods has the latest. well, we have a tornado warning in effect for howard county. i want to show you first warning doppler weather radar. we have the rotation in it and it's gotten into a thunderstorm. this is what we're seeing and this storm potential for a tornado with the thunderstorm. we'll see a few things here to show you what's going on with it. it's moving from the south to the north.
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if we saw something spin up, it would be here. what we do, we take a look at the wind and in the radar, we can look at the winds from a few different directions and you can see the winds coming and going towards the radar. one area is when you see the different colors banked up against each other. and when you see the differences, that's when we would indicate this happening. tornado warnings in effect for howard county and the biggest threat area is right here. we'll show you who we're concerned with. these are the regions where it could be moving. so, when we take a look at some of the roads. we'll put them on here for you. some of the highways in this area are, we'll take this one here. well, this is not coming up yet. highway 29, that's what i thought. highway 29 is one of the regions to be concerned south of simpsonville, too. this is the region we're looking at.
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highway 32 and 29. right here, you'll want to go to the safety spot. when we say that, we mean, go to the lowest level of your house. if you have a basement, you want it to be your basement and if not, the first area of your house and an interior closet or bathroom. and about a half hours worth of time. we have until 12:45 with the warning in effect. it's howard county we're looking at. this is the active weather pattern and not just rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms popping up. and this is enough rotation they're concerned. they have not spotted a tornado with this one, there's a rotation in the thunderstorm that could go up to the ground and around. that would spin around like a tornado. that's what we're concerned with.
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a tornado warning was issued for howard county. and this one has a lot of rain with it. you see the tornadoes further west. you see the clear cut pictures of the funnel out of the thunderstorm, that doesn't really happen in the east. you don't see them until they're on top of you. you don't want to mess around with these. go to the safe spot now. if you're in a different area and if you know someone who works here, let them know that there's a tornado warning until 12:45. not that far from columbia, it's basically crossing over highway 32 and west of highway 29. that's where we're most concerned and you can see, there's a lot of rain over clarksville now. there's probably even hail from this. it's usually on this section we would see the tornado form if it were to happen. another thing, too, we look at
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to see if something's going to come down. we can draw it here. we have so many different directions that spin around when we have the tornado. one of the things is the inflow area. you can see that notch there. that's the inflow notch going into the thunderstorm. also, here, it would be coming down from the north. when they're banked up against each other, that's where we would see the version here. we'll keep you up to. we'll send it to break and we're not leaving it completely. we'll have more on the tornado warning. all right, we talked to sky chopper 13 and mike perry. can you hear us? captain mike is heading towards the howard county area at this time. he's probably on his way to the mall. >> i'm sorry, don, are you talking to me? yes, what are you doing.
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>> there was a stabbing over the mall and that's where we are. we were rolling over here to cover that and we have the ceilings here and as we look to the west, we can see the skies darker and we're about 7, 8 miles from the area and we're going to shoot the news and head back to the airport. right now, there's no rain showers oar heavy winds. with the warning, obviously, you'll want to use caution and obviously, we're in front of it and we'll be out of the way of this thing. okay, that's good to see it at ground level. thank you, mike perry. >> we'll send it to bernadette woods right now. well, you can see from the pictures. it was just clouds and rain and that's what we get with these. and if there was to be a tornado, you won't see it until it's on top of you. it's this area here. there's the storm from south to north.
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it's moving north at 25 miles per hour. if there were to be a tornado spinning out of this, it would be this area here right now and moving to the north at 25 miles per hour. and so, this is just in the columbia region, it's a populated area and if you know anyone in this area that's not watching now and aware of this, give them a call and let them know this is time to go to the safe spot. we'll go over this once again. sometimes you don't know what to do. take a look at the screen, go to a basement and interior room of the house. go to the lowest level of the building. stay away from windows. a will the of the time, it's not the wind, but the blowing glass annedidae be. stay away from windows and you'll want as many walls between you and the outside of your house. now, we'll send it to a break and update you on this.
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and update you on this. and 12:4:4,,,,,,,,,,,,
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bob ehrlich pretends to be for the working guy... but he's not on our side. i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family... and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage. made $2.5 million... working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side.
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>> there's a tornado effect for howard county. the biggest concern with this is the tornado. this is not the strongest of thunderstorms. this is not widespread. what's concerning is that there's a lot of rotation going
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on. if we get a thunderstorm like we did and it shows the spin, you don't want to mess around with it and there was a spin indicated by the thunderstorm on radar. we have not had any ground reports and we've issued the severe weather alert for 12:45. this is the storm we've tracked in here. it's lost form since we first went on with this. and the thing is, they're moving fast from the south to the north at 25 miles per hour. and when we look at these, that's not the normal direction of the thunderstorms. they usually come from the northwest and it would usually come from this area. we're not seeing the clearest cut indication of them. we've gone to the velocity product. and you've seen us use this. when we look for the bright colors, towards and away from the radar, it shows when the wind comes away or towards it.
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the two pixels, that's where we would see the rotation. in this area, that's not that strong. this is where it would be here in the columbia region. in the legend here, the brightest colors, that's when it has the biggest wind. the bright greens and the bright reds, that's the clear cut indication. this is not as clear cut. if it were to happen, it would be here where we would have the tornado spinning up. you don't want to mess around with it. and if you know someone here, we have a tornado warning in effect until 12:45, we'll continue to monitor this. we want to give you a live look outside from sky eye chopper 13 and captain mike perry. >> we're on the westside of downtown and moved closer to the city. the storm is tracking in a northerly direction. from the ellicott city area
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working northbound along route 29 and 32. it's hard to see, this is an embed bad thunderstorm. and these heavy clouds aaron the outside of the -- clouds around the outside of the thunderstorm obscure the thunderstorm. it makes it dangerous for aviation, but there's not a lot of airplane traffic out here and the airliners are well above this. at this point, there's very, very dark clouds and they're difficult to see because of the cloud cover on the westside. that's tracking northbound along route 29 and heading up into north of ole cocot city. thank you, and we'll point out that the camera can zoom in. it's mild closer looking thans the. >> we'll go to a break and be
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