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big changes. we're down to the final day. >> it will soon be illegal to talk on a mobile hand held phone while behind the wheel in maryland. i'm mary bubala. >> i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. >> we have two days left. starting friday it will be illegal to talk on a hand held phone while driving in maryland. weijia jiang has more on how top leaders want to make sure you understand the new hands off law. >> reporter: police say they are ready to give out tickets. they say every year hundredings of marylands lose their life because of that and they hope the new law will bring the numbers down. if you're guilty of this, be prepared to pay for it. starting october 1st, maryland law will make it illegal. >> we have top send a message that it's only a split second
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looking down and looking up that an accident can happen. >> reporter: this baltimore county deli gat join -- delegate joined others to talk about the new law. he pushed it to be a primary offense, meaning it alone could be cited. instead, it wound up as a secondary offense. so you have to be pulled owe over -- over for something else. the first time ticket is $100 and then more thereafter. >> most people who use cell phones know how to drive. >> reporter: most believe it's time for a change. >> it should be banned. i have a habit of doing it myself. >> makeup, cell phones and unattended kids.
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>> reporter: so all week people have back lining up for hands held technology so they can be ticket free come friday. there's a sort of free pass. the first time you are pulled over if you can show an officer proof that you have purchased a hands free device, that citation will be a warning. weijia jiang reporting. >> i got to get with the program before friday. thank you. maryland will become the eighth state where drivers can't talk on a hand held cell phone. we have a developing story. a health scare today for former president jimmy carter. he was a delta flight from hat to cleveland when he began complaining of stomach pain. he was rushed to the hospital where he is being examined. president obama spoke to former president carter a few moments ago. a white house spokesperson said president carter is feeling great. former president carter is 85
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years old. as you may know, he is a graduate from the united states naval academy in annapolis. a trial date has been set for the two accused of murdering a researcher. >> the baltimore couple accused of killing the grad student will stand trial on murder and robbery charges. 37-year-old john wagner and lavelle a merit robbed pitcairn. pitcairn was on the cell phone with his mother at the time. he was stabbed, robbed and left for dead on the street. neighbors heard pitcairn's cries for help and called police. back to you. >> wagner has a lengthy criminal record. he was sentenced to 15 years for robbery in the early '90s. baltimore county police are working to identify a man found dead in cockeysville.
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it was on stonesgate court. it's unclear if he lived in the area. an autopsy is underway. the city police department is mourning one of their own. 61-year-old james fowler was killed in an accident in pennsylvania. he was on his way to penn state to take part in a training course. investigators believe wet roads contributed to the single vehicle crash. a hole in downtown's commercial district is being filled. mike schuh has more on the major leasing deal for the building. >> reporter: the 35-story skyscraper is now transamerica tower. transamerica life insurance will lease the top nine floors. the insurer will relocated employees on charles street. the ceo will move from iowa to
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baltimore next year to officially make the downtown officers the north american base of operation. the downtown partnership called this leasing deal the largest this year, critical to stabilizing the city's office market. the state is in discussions to purchase the charles street building vacated in the move and lease it to the university of baltimore. >> each year 55,000 people died from rabies. today is world rabies prevention day and the baltimore health department is hoping to rid the city of the disease. andrea fujii has more on how your pet can get a free vaccination. >> reporter: every 10 minutes one person around the world dies from rabies. spread by saliva it's completely preventible. the first step is getting pets vaccinated. starting wednesday through friday the city is offering 400 vouchers for free rabies
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vaccinations. >> there's a clip nick, the first saturday of every month. >> one of the reasons we've been so successful is because of programs like this. it's all about preventive healthcare. >> reporter: the last case of human rabbies in america was in the 1930s. recently there have been close calls. one woman found a bat in her home and got preventive treatments just in case. >> he was hanging right here. he was behind the picture during the day. >> reporter: since january 18 animals tested positive for the disease. >> in the last two days we had two positive raccoons and a positive fox. >> reporter: cases in horses increased last year. >> vaccinate your dogs, cats, your livestock. >> reporter: vaccinating your pet is not enough. the first shot lasts for one year. the second shot lasts for three years. experts say it's an easy solution to a deadly problem.
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andrea fujii, wjz, eyewitness news. >> the vouchers can be picked up at any city library. they're valid until the end of the year. otherwise, vaccinations are less than $20. a morning of damp weather turned into a sunny afternoon. right now it's cry dry and -- it's dry and warm. bernadette woods is here with the updated numbers say sting's dry now -- it's dry now. tornado warnings this morning. let me show you the radar. we have a spotty shower. this was the thunderstorm about 30 minutes ago. a shower to the south of severna park. what we want to do is tell you what's going to be coming your way. we have a tropical depression down in the caribbean. this is moving to the north, northeast, probably will become a tropical storm.
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it will race northeastward, making its way through the mid- atlantic on thursday. what we're thinking as it moves through heavy rain on thursday, gust winds it. will continue racing off to the northeast. this is something that will happen quickly. we'll have your forecast coming up. >> let's check in on those roads. here's sharon gibala at wjz traffic control. >> reporter: overall we're not doing that bad but we have a problem on 50. 50 eastbound at west street we have an accident blocking to right lanes with a backup to 97. 97 is backed up about a 10- minute setback. watch for a wreck in howard county at stevens road and a few more in the city. washington boulevard at harmon, bayon at harford. there's a look at your drive times and speeds. 34 miles an hour your slowest
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spot between 95 and 795. there is a live look at the northwest side running smoothly at green spring avenue. there's a look at the west side. that's the big delay of the hour on your beltway. this traffic report is brought to you by hh greg. they have a selection of over 100 tv's. president obama is on the campaign trail. he's on a swing to hit four states in two days. he's raising cash to support democrats running in november. joel brown has the latest. >> reporter: the president is back out campaigning. his first step this small backyard in new mexico. president obama came here to look undecided voters in the island convince them not to give up on democrats in know. his theme was education and the number one issue in terms of us succeeding as an economy will be how well we educate and how
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well we train our kids. >> reporter: but the audience had more immediate concerns. >> if we don't have homes to go to, what good is the education. >> reporter: five weeks before voters will decide. republicans have the advantage. polls show more americans trust the gop to turn around the economy. >> the american people have taken a back seat to the democrat's big government agenda. >> reporter: the democrats are trying to recapture some of the president's campaign magic from 2008. the white house has launched a series of college campus rallies. vice-president is trying to reconnect with surge voters who were a key force in delivering the oval office. young voters typically don't show up at the polls for mid- term election but democrats
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know if they can deliver a fraction, it could help swing some of november's closer races. joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> later today president obama headlines a campus rally at the university of wisconsin. two years ago the school was one of the president's largest centers of grass root support. >> still ahead, a three-year legal battle. an indiana couple may be forced to give upper that adopted child. >> the unusual policy of a bank in steasm that's resulting -- texas that's resulting in more account holders. blistering heat for downtown l.a. in our area it's sunny and warm. we'll get you up dated with the first the -- with the first warning forecast. ,,,,
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not making this up. a bank outside of houston, texas, is invieting customers to bring their guns as they take care of business. chapel hill is the oldest bank in the united states. the owner said he came up with the policy as a message to would-be robbers. the bank has only been robbed five times in its history of 100 plus years. if you drive along the highway in fort worth, texas, you might be a familiar face. this billboard with the former president george bush with the message miss me yet went up. what's missing is who paid for it. a family in indiana is in the middle of a battle fighting to keep their adopted son. we have the story for wjz. >> reporter: almost three years ago jason and christi thought a dream was realized when they
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became the happy adopted parents of a little boy named grayson. an ohio woman had given birth to him but christi was the first to hold him. >> it was amazing. >> reporter: weeks after the vaughns brought their baby home, they were stunned by this news. grayson's's stranged beige father petitioned the court for custody. >> i never thought we would come to this. i never in my mind ever imagined we would be here. >> reporter: the vaughns were ordered by a judge to return the baby to the beige father but it has become a fierce three-year legal battle. >> the cleave problem here and in a lot of adoption cases is the courts take too long to get to a final resolution. a child is not a christmas present that can be regifted. it's been three years since the child bonded with this family. to take him away would be devastating for everyone
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involved. >> reporter: jason and christi will appear in court lit -- court later today fearing they who have to give him away. >> how do you answer the question. is he going to go to our school, going to ride my bus. >> the attorney for the biological father said the court has ruled in his client's favor. a better day on wall street. the markets bounced back a bit. the dow was up 46. the s&p up 5 1/2. the nasdaq up 10. let's go to new york with the update. >> a string of negative reports about the economy. consumer confidence is at the lowest level in seven months. most are not as optimistic as they were pap month ago. a government report said
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household incomes fell 3%. the average household just makes over $50,000 a year. home prices inched up in july. overall the housing market remains weak. houses are 20% lower than four years ago. toys 'r us are opening 600 temporary stores. they are also hiring 45,000 employees, nearly doubling its workforce but many of the jobs in temporary stores will disappear when the holidays are over. the bad economy seems to be having an effect on marriage. new census data shows weddings are at the lowest level in 100 years. 52% of adults 18 and over tied the knot. that's your money watch. for more, stay with cbs money how long does it take a team of 20 to pull a 100,000
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jet 15 feet? according to competitors in the annual put, just six seconds. that's what the winning team clocked in at. it raises money for the united way of central carolina. this team also won last year's pull. that's impressive. >> the question should be how strong do you have to be even though it's 20 people. >> that's impresscy. six seconds. coming up, forcing the issue. the irs has decided not to send out tax forms next year. what they expect you to do instead. >> reporter: i'm ron matz at the salvation army in hampden we'll tell you why it's not too early to help the needy. >> the rain has stopped for now. get your updated first warning forecast. >> wjz is always on for the top
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turned out to be a beautiful day this tuesday, but there's a big question mark on the horizon. >> today, into the first part of tomorrow, sort of our break in the action before yet another big storm comes our way. this is what we've got going on right now. not a whole lot out there, but because of the humidity and the sun coming out, isolated showers right in here. that has been fizzling out the past few minutes and this one to the north of annapolis around severna park. that will fizzle itself out. this is what this looks like when we take you back 12 hours. a tornado warning in effect. clouds started to break for sunshine and temperatures are jumping because of that we have a coastal flood advisory through tomorrow morning. the high tide is running one to two feet above average. these will probably be re--
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reissued. by tomorrow they will be out of the north. we have a lot of humidity in the hair so a lot of moisture. it's gotten up to 81. 82 in d.c. tonight as the temperatures come down we're going to see fog form, locally dense fog. tomorrow mixed clouds and sunshine. what's moving our way is just off to the south and it is some tropical weather. this is tropical depression number 16. at this point it's still a tropical depression but it will become a tropical storm later today. it would be called nicole if that happens. this takes it over cuba. this is moving quickly. it will move over south florida tomorrow and to the northeast. at this point it looks like this will make a second landfall in the carolinas. the effects are rain could move in as early has tomorrow night,
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heavy rain on thursday has the center passes by wind gusts 30 to 40 miles an hour possible. that means it gets out of here friday. we clear out for the weekend but really cool it down. we get rid of one storm system right now. here's that next one. this could be what's left of nicole, winds picking up. heavy rounds of rain. so on the waters our winds are in the process of turning around by tomorrow. they turn around to the northeast. they won't be up all that much. because of that we see fog forming. then tomorrow a mix of clouds and sunshine as we head through the day. we get up into the 70s. the rain starts by tomorrow night. thursday, this could move quickly. we're going to feel the effects on thursday. it gets out of here. this weekend a real taste of fall. highs in the 60s, lows in the 40s. >> a lot going on right now.
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>> rain jackets to winter jackets. the wait is back. "the good wife" is tonight at 10:00 followed by eyewitness news at 11. the ravens will be back. you can see the game at 1:00 right here on wjz 13. the game will be immediately followed by our post game show. vive -- we'll have reaction. >> still ahead, terror at university of texas. a man wearing a ski mask opens fire at the school's library. are teens 16 too young to get a license? if the standup act passss,,,,,,,
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hello. i'm vic carter. >> i'm denise koch. >> car crashes are the number one killers of american teenagers. in 2007 nearly 3200 young teenagers died in accidents. victims' families are pushing con to pass a law that would give young drivers restricted licenses. >> reporter: jamie port hall died on the way home from a high school football game. her best friend was behind the wheel. >> hit a ditch, embankment on the side of the road causing the vehicle they were riding in to flip five times. >> reporter: her father jim is in washington today helping. they want to pass new legislation that would remember all states to toughen up the licensing rules for young drivers. under the standup act drivers would have to be 16 for a
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permit and 18 for a full license. teens would have to be supervised driving at night until 18. cell phone use would be strictly prohibited while behind the wheel. teen drivers would be allowed only one friend in the car under 21. drivers 16 to 21 are more likely to have car accidents. they said granting restricted licenses would save thousands of lives. jim portal believes if this law had been in place 18 years ago his daughter would still be alive. >> i think the driver in that car that show was with was distracted. there were so many kids in the car. their cell phones were all over the ground. >> reporter: if the law passes, states would have three years to comply with the new rules or face losing highway construction money. in los angeles reporting. >> the bill has been introduced in both the house and senate
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but it's stuck in committees waiting for a vote. a scary situation at the university of texas in austin today after a student opened fire in a school library. >> reporter: it all started early threg when the freshman student wearing dark clothes and a ski mask opened fire with an assault rifle at the library. the student then shot himself but no one else was hurt. the 50,000 student campus was locked down until this afternoon while police searched for a possible second suspect but police are saying the student acted alone. >> all right. thank you. the university of texas was the site of one of the worst mass shootings in u.s. history. 1966 an ex-marine killed 116 people from -- 16 people from a clock tower. the driver who slammed his rig into cars was likely
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suffering from fatigue. this happened last june. the truck driver barreled into a traffic jam. investigators say he had been on the road for more than 10 hours with minimal sleep. former alaska senator ted stevens was laid to rest at arlington national cemetery. he was among five people killed in a plain crash in august. he was a world war ii veteran. four people survived, including 13-year-old will yal phillips. the internal revenue service has decided to stop mailing out tax forms and instruction. we have for on why the irs is make the switch. >> the agency says the change is because more and more people file their taxes electronically. more than 96 million people use the irs online service to file last year compared to 20
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million paper returns. the irs says about 55% actually received the forms in the mail. the move is expected to save $10 mol every year. paper forms will still be available at irs offices and on their websites. back to you. >> let's not think about it. southern california is experiencing a record fall heat wave. in los angeles thermometers topped out at 113 degrees. the l.a. department of water and tower said it recorded its highest ever demand for electricity. >> talk about scorching, los angeles topped out at 113 degrees, the hottest day in l.a. history. it edged out the previous record set in 1990 by one degree. >> i'm going to melt. >> quite frankly you can feel your skin seering -- searing. >> reporter: a high pressure
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system trapped the heat which is not good news for firefighters battling several brushfires. >> the wind, heat and humidity will carry fire beds and produce wildfire. we're asking people to be prepared. >> reporter: the heat spread across california where triple digits were recorded throughout the state. >> like walking into an oven. >> the beaches offered some relief. >> we thought this would be a good time to get away with family and go to the beach. >> reporter: today it is expected to be a bit cooler in the west. >> thousands are still without power tonight. >> the rain washed the world clean and the sun is back. here's live look on a dry comfortable afternoon. website would be as weather and traffic -- wjz has weather and traffic together. there's another big batch of rain that will get to our
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region late tonight. would' looking at another area of heavy rain. right now, nothing going on. we're at 81 degrees. got warm with the wind. looks like a pleasant night into tomorrow. we'll talk about what we have coming late tomorrow night and thursday and it could be called nicole. denise? >> okay. thank you, bob. >> let's check on the roads with sharon gibala. the good news is that big issue on 50 is gone. the delay is lingering a little bit but we have a new accident in glen burnie. watch for that on cromwell park drive at airport road and airport park road. a vehicle into a building as i mentioned. five city accidents working east monument at harmon and north arlington at west mosier. there's a look at your drive times and speeds. 37 miles an hour, your slowest
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spot on the west side with a 17- minute drive time. it's running smoothly at green spring. if you're traveling on the west side, that's looking better than 20 minutes ago. watch for that approaching west street where we had the earlier accident and that will continue on to the severn river bridge. this traffic report is brought to you by hh greg. back over to you. this may be september but it's not too early to start thinking about the holidays and baltimore's needy. thousands are getting help from one organization. the salvation army says help this year is needed more than ever. >> reporter: this woman has come to the salvation army with an all too familiar story. >> i lost my job, so i thank
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good for -- god for organizations like this. >> reporter: the salvation army's peggy vick has been helping people for 30 years. this could be her most difficult yet. >> it's a humbling experience. we shed a lot of tears for people saying i thought i'd never have to do this. that's why we're here. >> reporter: that need is being met by the angel tree program. it price toys, food and clothing to families who meet specific guidelines like channel williams who lost her job more than a year ago. >> this is important to me. currently i'm unemployed and part of the lower portion of the economy right now, so this will really help benefit both of my kids. >> reporter: families in need of christmas assistance must register by friday. >> we have registration every day this week from 9:30 until three and families can register
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during that time. friday is going to be a very busy day. it always is. >> reporter: the salvation army warehouse here in hampden serves 1600 families and 4,000 children. help this year is needed more than ever. >> it makes me very happy. i knew i didn't have much this time around, so this will help us out a lot. >> reporter: in hampden, ron matz, wjz eyewitness news. >> last year the salvation army in baltimore distributed 31,000 toys. for more, log on to our website at and click on the local news section. straight ahead millions in damages. floodwaters ravage nashville, tennessee. nato forces in afghanistan are stepping up the pressure against the taliban. after a wet start, it's drying up. we'll have the updated first
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warning 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 -- 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.
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rescue crews in colombia are looking for people buried in a mudslide. they were changing from one bus to another. they were changing buses because a previous mudslide had blocked the road. the mayor of a small town in western mexico has been killed. his body and that of an aide were found stoned to death. there was no immediate indication whether the killings were related to drug violence. in southern afghanistan u.s. troops began an evident to kick the taliban out. >> reporter: operation dragon strike, the most important
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battle so far. at least 8,000 u.s. troops are involved in the massive new offensive. the aim is to strike right at the heart of taliban territory, kandahar. >> we have enemy in the south. they keep trying to fire. >> reporter: some of the fiercest fighting has been a neighborhood west of kandahar. there have been heavy battles for weeks as u.s. troops prepare. from here insurgents can control a major supply route into the city, something u.s. troops want to stop. >> okay. you got friendly. >> reporter: it's the first major offensive where afghan troops, as many as 10,000 outnumber the americans. >> taliban. >> reporter: it's also the first large-scale combat operation since marines went into last february. they have struggled to clear the town and win over the
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civilian population. few commanders warn of more tough fighting. the offensive is crucial to president obama's afghanistan strategy. clearing the city of insurgents, breaking the grip from the south and then convincing civilians that coalition troops are in control. reporting for cbs news, kabul. general david petraeus said taliban leaders have begun reaching out to the government. a house fire in minnesota became too much for firefighters. close to 45 firefighters fought the large blai.z neighbors said no one lived in the hoax. no injuries were reported. a seattle's children's hospital reveals anen tensive care nurse gave an infant 10 times the medication.
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according to a letter from the ceo the child was not in good health to ben begin with and that -- to begin with and that dosage was enough to take his life. >> a new drink, popular with young people, is raising some eye browse. 4 loco is a drink that's marketed to give young people energy. california's attorney general joins maryland's attorney general to outlaw it. it is sold in many places across the state. a deadly shooting in massachusetts leaves many looking for answers. jessica has details. >> four people, including a young child were killed in an early morning shooting outside of boston. five people were found shot on the sidewalk. two men and one woman were pronounced dead. two others were taken to the hospital in critical condition.
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a child died a short time later. a fifth victim is not expected to survive. the victims' names have not been released. >> investigators think the victims knew the shooter. so far, there are no suspects. the motive is not yet known. after millions and millions of dollars of repairs, the opry and hotel is set to reopen tonight. incredible flooding five months ago caused extensive damage. restoration crews worked tireless to salvage what was left. a two-our concert tonight will celebrate the reopening. soccer star david beckham has filed a lawsuit against in touch magazine claiming he had sex with a prostitute. the magazine published it from a former prostitute who alleged that beckham hired his services in twef. he denied it. his legal team is taking aim at
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the magazine. mike tyson spoofs bobby brown. plus, shocking details about george lopez' divorce. coming up on entertainment tonight mike toyson -- tyson and bobby brown? it's the heavy weight's champ doing his best. >> i can't believe in a million years i would be doing this. >> bobby did the original product is in the 1980s. this one for funny or die. the mastermind behind the moves, comic wayne brady. well, guys, you're in for a surprise. we're there as bobby crashed the site. >> you know better. >> no way. >> bobby, his fiance and son
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watched all the action. >> hey, mike, i want to see those dance steps. you can see the whole video on funny or tomorrow. also tonight was sarah palin booed at last night's "dancing with the stars," plus, george lopez' divorce shocker, what went wrong. you can see entertainment tonight on wjz. we have breaking from anne arundel. what's going on, mike? >> we are at the -- we are in light couple -- light thy couple where a vehicle has collided with a business. the verks as you can see, struck the front of the
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building and caused substantial damage. there's no word on the injuries either inside or to the driver. as you can see, anne arundel are on the scene reporting. >> thank you, captain mike perry@. >> we're getting a break from the rain but how long will it last? >> bob turk as the ,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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today was a pretty nice day. i understand we have more rain on the way. >> the last couple of days, one to two inches generally around the area. some spots two and a half inches of rain. the next system coming in late tomorrow night and thursday could bring two, three, or four inches of rain. we'll take a look at that. right now it's quiet a pretty nice afternoon. it's warm, too. 81. 82 in washington, a lot of sunshine. out to the west a lot cooler and drier. 52 in oakland.
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68 in cumberland. we're not warm air. temperatures will drop. we'll get into the upper 50s. it will be a dry night, pleasant night but no weather issues at all, so enjoy the evening. winds beginning to turn to the south and southwest. over the next day or so they will go back to the north and northeast. that will push water on the western side slough the bay. so we have coastal advisories, perhaps some flooding, not tonight but perhaps over the next couple of days and definitely a chance on thirst. i'm show you why. the area of low pressure that gave us the rain has moved up to the north. it's trailing down into south florida. that is going to be a conveyor belt for tropical moisture that's beginning to move up just south of cuba, a tropical depression. this low pressure that moved, now way up to the north is out of our hair. you see this trailing off of
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the atlantaic. that's staying out there. it's a boundary line. high due point air and drier air to the west. as we take this front and look over the next 24 to 48 hours, it sits over the ocean. then the low pressure that will probably become a tropical storm it could be called nicole before it weakens. one model as it going over virginia and maryland sometime thursday before it gets out of here. at 2:00 winds around 35. it's got to go through cuba. it will never become a big, big storm. it's got a lot of moisture with heavy, heavy rain. the jet stream zipping way down. that's what's going to keep the track along the coast. so heavy rain, particularly on the coast. you could see several inches of rain here on thursday. winds tomorrow becoming northeast. the bay temp about 75. tonight a pleasant night except for patchy fog. nice day except clouds coming in late in the day and rain by tomorrow night later on.
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tomorrow's high near 76. rainy and wendy. a pretty musical day on thursday, clearing up on friday. >> thursday and friday will be okay. the southwest airlines buyout of ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] mcdonald's new chicken flatbreads. all out awesome combinations of juicy, grilled chicken topped with roasted garlic aioli and a natural four-cheese blend. mcdonald's chicken flatbreads. the simple joy of new discoveries. ♪ bob ehrlich's real record on energy. lobbyists helped write utility regulations. we got stuck with a 72% rate hike. but martin o'malley got tough on bge,
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