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deadlocked. jurors weighing evidence on a murder trial can't come to a verdict. >> did the defense come to enough reasonable doubt? hi, everybody. i'm mary bubala. >> i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. still no verdict after more than four days of reviewing the evidence, jurors cannot agree on the most serious charge of murder in the ken harris case. wjz is live outside courthouse east downtown. derek valcourt has more on the problems that the panel is facing right now. derek? >> reporter: they have
been deliberating for quite sometime. in fact, we haven't heard a peep from this jury, ever since yesterday afternoon, before lunch, when they told the judge they were not able to reach a
unanimous decision. and he told them to keep on trying. jurors told the judge they are not able to reach a unanimous decision on the two most important charges in the case. felony murder and conspiracy to commit murder. the judge instructed the jury to keep on deliberating in the trial against 22-year-old charles mcgainey and garrett collins and 17-year-old jerome williams. they're accused of murdering city councilman ken harris in 2008. that night, harris was visiting the haven lounge in northeast baltimore, when he walked in on a robbery. he tried to get away and was shot in the back. proosecutors -- prosecutors argue that gloves and dna masks implicate the suspects
who were also spotted in surveillance video nearby. but the defense tried to punch holes in the evidence, arguing there is no solid proof that these three men were the robbers responsible for harris's death. >> so it can happen where the
jury keeps on deliberating, even after they've said that they are not able to reach an agreement. the judge tells them to go back in. and it is possible for them to reach a unanimous decision. it does not happen often. right now, it's up to the judge's discretion to make that decision on how long he'll allow that jury to continue their deliberations, even if they're not able to reach a unanimous decision. i spoke with someone from the state's attorney's office a while ago. and they said that if there is a mistrial in this case, particularly on the most important charge, the felony murder charge, they say they will go ahead and retry this case. back to you. >> thank you for the latest update. count on wjz. as soon as the jury reaches a decision. a warehouse full of pot. it is the biggest drug bust in baltimore county history. jessica is live in the newsroom
with more on police coverage. >> the suspects were renting a warehouse. a marijuana-growing operation. check this out. this is where police compensated when they raided the 7600 block of canton center drive near eastpoint. more than 450 marijuana plants, 640 pounds of processed marijuana. and $12,000 in cash. 39-year-old joseph guadnole and megan veich are in custody. >> joseph gaudanole is being held on bail. there is blame going around for a teacher. a scathing re report released -- report released today said multiple security failures are
on blame for the death of the teacher. the boy charged with homicide and attempted rape. get the shot and stop the bug. flu season is here. and after last year's pandemic, health officials are stressing the importance of vaccines. but not everybody is listening. kendis gibson is reporting from washington. >> this year's flu shot comes with a little extra punch. -- it fights three different strains of the flu. still, there are many who choose not to get vaccinated. >> i don't usually. i'm kind of off and on. some years i do, and some years i don't. >> the centers for disease control and prevention, is pushing everyone, ages 6 months and older to get the shot this year. 73-year-old marvin conway knows how important it is, especially as he gets older. >> now, after you get a certain age, your immune system may not be as great as it was when you were younger. so i try to take every
precaution that i can. >> reporter: the cdc estimates people were hospitalized as a result of the flu. and nearly 13,000 died. with the h1n1 virus being the predominant strain. >> reporter: the h1n1 virus triggered a pandemic last year. medical experts are hoping to prevent that from happening again. >> prevention is a best buy. flu vaccination is the best way to protect yourself against the flu. >> reporter: government experts stress, you cannot get the flu from the vaccine. with more than 100 million doses distributed already, they hope more people will roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated this flu season. kendis gibson, cbs news, new york. >> despite last year's outbreak of h1n1, 43% of americans say they will not be getting the vaccine this fall. that's according to a survey for the national foundation for infectious diseases. >> the safety in the skies. the faa proposes new flight rules for medical helicopters. mike hellgren is live in the newsroom with more on the
stricter regulations that could affect maryland's state police medivac helicopters. mike? >> reporter: kai, they address pilot and training error. in 2008, that medivac chopper went down in bad weather in district heights. the pilot was having trouble with a piece of equipment. he requested a relatively rare type of landing the air traffic controller was not qualified to do. one of the requirements would be to require a certain type of system that warn of terrain. >> it would also require limitations for pilots flying without visual flight rules or without the aid of navigational instruments. president obama is in maryland today. >> my great honor to present to you the president of the united states. -- of america. barack obama. >> yes, the president came to
buoy today to support governor -- sorry. buoy today to support governor martin o'malley. republican gubernatorial candidate bob ehrlich says he doubts this will change the minds of voters. a new cbs poll agrees, saying only 15% say they would be more likely to vote for a candidate the president endorses. governor martin o'malley and ehrlich will be debating monday at 7:00 here on wjz. denise koch will be moderating. if you have a question for the candidates, submit by going to wjz.com and click on the link at the top of the home page. it's now the longest war in u.s. history. and the war in afghanistan does not seem to be winding down. instead, the situation is getting more compicated-- complicated. joel brown reports for wjz from washington. >> reporter: the war in afghanistan is entering its tenth year.
and the prospects for peace seem to be getting worse. relations between the u.s. and its key ally, pakistan, have become increasingly strained. in the latest incident, militants attacked fuel tankers and supply trucks in closed crossings in the pakistan- afghan border. that crossing was shut after a u.s. helicopter strike, mistakenly killed two u.s.- pakistani soldiers last week. the u.s. has apologized several times, but pakistan hasn't opened the border. >> reporter: the u.s. needs pakistan to help defeat the taliban. but there's a new report from the white house that accuses pakistani leaders of not taking on militants in their own country who are attacking u.s. targets across the border in afghanistan. >> reporter: the pakistan military continued to avoid military engagements that would put it in direct conflict with afghan taliban or al qaeda forces in north wazir stan. and according to the wiewrm,
pakistan's spy agency is pressing taliban field commanders to step up the fight against the u.s. and its allies. president hamid karzai is pushing for peace talks, but that may not happen soon enough. >> we need momentum to make negotiations really possible. >> reporter: time for those negotiations is running down. the u.s. plans to start pulling out of afghanistan next summer. in washington, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: since september 11th, the united states has provided more than $15 billion in aid to pakistan in allowing coalition forces to use the country as a key transit route for supply. it is a beautiful day outside. finally, the clouds are gone. and the air is so much warmer. wjz has weather and traffic together. meteorologist tim williams is here with the updated numbers from first warning weather. tim, i was all bundled up this morning, i have to admit. it's still chilly morning. >> it's that tricky time of year. when you leave the house, it's chilly in the morning.
at night, you put the windows up. by the middle of the night, you pull the blankets up and you really want to turn the heat on. it's really a battle between the seasons is what we have going on. right now, we're looking at temperatures, finally above the average for this date. the average for this day is about 70 degrees. we're now at about 74. starting off the week. but we were in the 50s and 60s. that's a pleasant change. 38% rel five -- relative humidity. west wind. low pressure that brought us the clouds and the scattered showers yesterday has now lifted up and well off into the northeast. up into the canadian maritime, in fact. and now we're not dealing with anything but blue skies, sailing ahead into the weekend and under. to infinity and beyond, kai. we'll have your first warning forecast. >> buzz lightyear. let's check in with sharon on the road. and hopefully it is a calm day out. how are you? >> hi, kai. i'm doing well. and the roads are doing well.
three accidents. one on 50. you'll want to watch them on the severn river bridge. we also have an accident in timonium, york road at green meadow. meantime, 95 northbound is a little bit slow between 32 and 175. that will cost you about three minutes. you can see the speed sensors there. there's a look at your drive times and your speeds on the beltway. 19 miles per hour on the slowest spot. on the top side outer loop between 95 and 83. with a 31-minute drive time. taking a live look outside. there is a look at 895. everything running smoothly there, approaching the tunnel. and there's that's a look -- that's a look at 50. remember, we have an accident in the eastbound lanes. again, it doesn't appear to be affecting traffic. there is a look at 95, south of the beltway. everything running smoothly there also. this traffic report is brought to you by the cochran firm. if you've suffered a personal injury, call 1-800-the firm for a free consultation.
back to you. >> thanks, sharon. still ahead at 5:00. firestorm of controversy. a house burns to the ground as firefighters stand watch. sex scandal investigation. new developments in the campaign probe involving former presidential candidate john edwards and his mistress. health hazards. shocking new details on just how dangerous the recalled shrek glasses to be to anyone who touches them. clear skies and warm sunshine. but will it last for the weekend? we'll find out. two governors, two different approaches. even in good times bob ehrlich didn't make education a priority. he increased college tuition by 40%, cut school construction by $200 million, and ehrlich voted to eliminate the department of education
young, appeared, and is claiming large sums of money changed hands in order to keep rielle hunter's name hidden. that's the woman who ode ward -- edwards had an affair with. he publicly admitted the affair earlier this year. federal regulators pressured mcdonald's to recall shrek glasses because a typical 6-year-old could be affected by cadmium by just touching the glass eight times a day. that can cause bone softening and severe kidney problems. a man was out for a walk when a bear attacked him. three weeks later, he's telling the world how he survived. >> reporter: his head, covered in bandages, iv drip in tow, with the scars of five surgeries and bear attack. john recanltsed the tale few live to tell.
>> it was just a hor endous fight. >> they arrived at their mountain cabin at washington's lake wenatchee. chelminac went to take the dog for a walk. but he didn't get far before there was trouble, big trouble. >> i heard the brush on the side of the road rustle. and the next thing i heard was the epitail of a bear. i remember being bitten on the head and the sound that makes as her teeth were going into my head and running along the gulf. >> a vicious attack. >> reporter: but his instichghtses told -- instincts told him to keep fighting, just to stay alive. >> i felt if i got down on the ground and i got turned over to my back, and she had a chance to go for either the neck or abdomen, that i was probably dead. so what i wanted to do was stay up. >> reporter: miraculously, stay up is exactly what he did. until the bear just stopped.
chelminac struggled to his driveway, where lynn heard him call for help and called 911. >> i'm dying. >> he said he's dying. >> okay. >> oh, god. his head is all bashed up. >> i knew that a lot of flesh had been torn off of me. and i just wasn't sure how i was going to -- how i was going to make it. >> reporter: he was medivacced to seattle, to harbor view medical center, where doctors had to reattach parts of his scalp and remove his badly damaged left eye. >> he has a wonderful spirit. he has a wonderfully supportive family. and we know those are things that are very, very important in helping people overcome such a traumatic injury. >> as for the bear, it was shot and killed by the department of fish and game. >> reporter: john will undergo several more surgeries before he's released from the hospital. he says he is eager to get back to work as a city councilman. not a great day on wall street. the dow was down, not
dramatically. down 19. s&p off 2. nasdaq up 3. let's go to new york where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. mortgage rates have hit a new record low. according to freddie mac, the average rate for a 30-year loan is 4.27%. the rate for a 15-year, which is popular for refinancers is 3.27%. the last time it was had cheap to finance a home was 1971 when freddie freddie mac started tracking mortgage rates. a glimmer of hope in the job market. 11,000 fewer people applied for first-time unemployment benefits last week. it shows the pace of layoffs is slowing. but companies are not exactly rushing out to hire new workers. the report is an appetizer for the report. it is expected to show the unemployment rate inched up. the dow jones industrial rate came to within two points of 11,000 before turning over. a better-than-expected jobs report could push the blue
chips past the 11 mile stones for the first time in five months. and consumers are expected to remain cautious when it comes to holiday spending. according to the research group, almost a third of spenders plan to spend as much as they did last year. it could mean lower sales than last year. which was one of the worst holiday shopping years in decades. for holiday headlines, go to cbs money watch.com. in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. still ahead on at 4:00. hopes increase. the rescue crew who will bring the trapped chilan miners. are they about to be free? it was supposed to be a night out at the hippodrome. but now, a maryland woman and her iraq-war veteran are getting married. a proposal in front of hundreds of people. and wjz was there for the surprise. i'm andrea fujiyy. -- fujii. that story is coming up next. hope this great weather sticks around. the forecast next. wjz is always on.
what a beautiful thursday afternoon out there today. >> and i like the breeze, tim. it's nice. >> i would have to agree with you. it's been pretty pleasant. sun has been out. yesterday, if we added this breeze. >> yes. there was a little wind. it was kind of like this at times. >> and plus, we watched when the sun would be out. >> right. we got a little bit of everything down there. >> exactly. today, more wind. a lot more sunshine. but it's going to be a pleasant stretch. and it's going to continue on through the weekend. let's take a look at our weekend. 74 degrees. 47 is the dew point. we're looking at 38% relative humidity. and we're looking roughly at a west/northwesterly wind. 18 miles per hour. across the state, the temperatures are reflecting a nice warmup after a high of
only 69 degrees. we have 59 now. still the chilly spot in oakland. that has been that way for the last week or so. 73 in oakland. 76 in pax river. and with the winds coming in from the west/northwest. we're seeing a bit of a drying pattern. so the clouds that were over top of us yesterday that were all associated with low pressure off the new england coastline has now lifted up. and the rotation now is starting to shift and starting to reflect high pressure that is going to be moving in over the next few days. that high is starting pretty much over the dakotas, and moving right on across the midwest. and we'll eventually start to see more and more of it as we get into the weekend. and really, we're going to have blue skies starting in this afternoon. and on into monday before this next disturbance and chance of showers comes. as our high starts to sink in, it will allow for warmer air to sink in. temperatures going into the mid- 70s tomorrow. it will be up into the 80- degree range. and that happens by the end of the weekend.
still keeping you posted on otto, which is really an honorary mention. otto is not going to be a problem. it is slow-moving storm. but it will miss all interests. of course, that saturday 15th named storm of the hurricane season so far. sunset today is at 6:39. we have a small craft advisory. and next high tide at 7:14 tomorrow morning as well. tonight, going down to 46 degrees. cool, comfortably low will be ranging between 40 and 50 degrees, area wide. sunny and delightful tomorrow. and what we'll be seeing again. a bit of a warmup. ravens' sunday looks to be pretty much like tomorrow. and near 80-degree temperatures tomorrow. >> love it. >> i started changing -- eye have my boots in. and my scarves. >> me, too. mary. >> hang on, summer. >> messes me all up. >> don't miss tonight's primetime lineup. at 10:00, it's the hit show,
"the mentalist," followed by eyewitness news at 11:00. and the ravens are back home to face the denver broncos. a game you can see this sunday afternoon at 1:00. katie couric has a preview of what's coming up tonight on the cbs evening news. you've heard from the politicians, the polls and the pundits. but what about the people? before americans go to vote on november 2nd, some of them will have their say. we'll go straight to the voters in our special series, american voices, tonight, only on the cbs evening news. border security. new developments. one week after an american jet skier is shot by mexican pirates. >> bullied to death. the new federal legislation being considered for all colleges in the wake of a rutgers suicide. white house has a new report. what the public was not told about the oil disaster in the gulf. eyewitness news at 4:00 continues with denise and vic continues with denise and vic after r ,,
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it is 4:30. french degrees and mostly sunny. hello. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm vic carter. >> and i'm denise koch. oil spill fallout. they are
talk about the disaster in the gulf. bill plant has the story. the report says they were not able to handle the spill or not fully candid with the american people about the full scope of the problem. besides faulting the administration for its initial estimate, it singles out karen brownert for her unfolding response to the disaster. in an early august show, browner said that most of the spill had already been taken care of. >> scientists are telling us the vast majority of the spill
was contained. almost three-quarters was captured, contained and skimmed. >> reporter: but reports now show that the oil could still be there. in late april, the white house denied a request from
government scientists to make public the worst-case scenario. for more than a month after the deep oil rig exploded, government officials were saying that it was leaking 210,000 gallons a day. but in early august, the government announced it was actually gushing 2.6 million gallons a day, close to the worst-case predictions. the administration disputes the findings and says senior government officials were clear with the public what the worst- case scenario was. >> the white house released the most accurate and timely oil spill information as soon as it became available, according to white house spokesman.
33 miners trapped in chile may be just days away from freedom. >> reporter: officials say the drilling crew is progressing more quickly than expected. they're now only about 330 feet away from a chamber that the miners can access. this brings new hope rescuers could reach the miners as early as saturday. miners have been trapped in a chamber since august 5th. originally, they were told they might not see the light of day until christmas. >> thank you, kai. crews on the surface have used a small bore hole to send them food, water and other necessities. in other news, a jet skier shot to death. today, his body still has not been recovered. and there is new pressure to step up the investigation. >> reporter: texas governor rick perry wants mexico's president to call him by friday. he is hoping to speak with president felipe calderon about the search for the body of david hartley who was
reportedly killed on a border lake last week. [ phone ringing ] >> hello. >> ma'am? >> yes. >> are you sure that you're husband got shot? >> yes. in his head. >> reporter: tiffany hartley says mexican pirates shot her husband on falcon lake. because the attack allegedly occurred in mexican waters, american officials can't investigate it. but mexico insists it is doing everything it can. >> as far as we know, we don't think they have been looking. >> reporter: governor perry is calling on federal officials to do more to protect the area. he's asked the obama administration to dispatch an additional 1,000 troops. >> until washington engages, feels comfortable that our citizens are being protected, we're going to continue to press this issue. >> reporter: the war against drug cartels continues to escalate in mexico, as rival gangs battle for control of drug and human trafficking routes. recently, a texas college
student was killed on a bus that was allegedly hijacked by a gang. security experts say americans traveling to mexico should stay alert. >> be aware of what the local conditions are, what the threats are. what you need to know. >> reporter: as for david hartley's family, they hope eventually they can bring him back home. pretty articla, -- preeti arla, cbs news. an update in the ken harris murder trial. wjz has learned that the jury was sent home again without a decision. harris was killed during an armed robbery. the judge has instructed them to keep trying after they couldn't reach an agreement on the most serious charges of murder. wjz will have more at 5:00.
there are calls for tougher regulations on campuses. his peers streamed video of him. they announced plans to introduce legislation that forces colleges to adopt a code of conduct, prohibiting bullying and cyber harassment. recent incidents of cyber bullying had prompted a national discussion on technology's role in young weem's lives. mary has more. >> the new survey shows many college students believe it adds more stress to their lives. most say they felt pressured to instantly answer their texts or voice mails. and most get nervous when someone doesn't immediately reply to a message.
>> more than 2,000 college students responded to the survey. a reminder that the great prostate challenge continued this weekend. you can get a free prostate cancer screening sunday, from 8:30 until 2:30, at the whalen bapt -- wayland baptist church. you can go to wjz.com and click on the community calendar. it is all part of wjz's continuing community commitment. well, the temperatures finally return to normal after several days of chillier weather. plenty of sunshine as we take a live look outside. will it get even warmer before the weekend? wjz has weather and traffic together. bob is here now with updated numbers from first warning weather. beautiful weather headed this way. look at radar. there's not a cloud really right now, from harford, connecticut down to raleigh, north carolina. and as we head west, not even a cloud past st. louis. even out to denver. really beautiful weather pattern, shaping up across the
region. warmer temps for the region. yes, we'll have the numbers whether we come back. denise? >> thank you, bob. let's check on the roads now with sharon gibala at wjz traffic control. still not such a bad afternoon on the roads. it's not blocking anything. another accident at york road at greenmeadow. a second in the city on tems at philpot street. and one more in pasadena. that one on bar harbor road. if you're traveling on 83 in the southbound lanes, just approaching the beltway, we have a disabled vehicle there. we also have some delays on the beltway. also delays on 95 in the northbound lanes between 175 and 32. there's a look at your delay on the beltway. 34 miles an hour is the slowest spot. a 25-minute drive time there. there's a live look outside at 95 just south of 195. and that is the delay that i mentioned. a second delay on everything
running smoothly on 83 north of the beltway. but we still have that delay working on the 95. just approaching the tunnel. this traffic report is brought to you by purdue oven fresh roasters. back to you. a birthday celebration turns into a surprise engagement for an iraq war veteran and his girlfriend. andrea fujii explains, it happened in front of hundreds of people at the hippodrome. ♪ [ music ] it was the second performance of the hippodrome's cirque dreams illumination. but wednesday night's wasn't an ordinary show. phillip was back from iraq. he bought the tickets as a gift for his girlfriend, jennifer and her parents. she was all brought up, thinking it was all part of the act. >> very nervous. very anxious. i didn't know what to really expect. i'm not a huge actor kind of guy. >> reporter: as clark played injured, it was time for the
moment he had been waiting for. >> i had no idea that it was set up. now i understand why he's been a little nervous all night. >> reporter: it wasn't until clark pulled out the ring that she knew that was no performance. >> i went with natural instincts. i just wanted to be funny on stage. >> reporter: and with an official "yes," his fiance took a bow. >> i said "yes." and they led him off without me. and i was thinking, oh, god, nobody is going to help me walk. i'm going to fall. i'm still shaking. >> reporter: for jennifer, going through all of that work means only one thing. >> he must really love me. he must really want to marry me. >> reporter: the on-stage proposal was made possible after the cirque dreams producer found out clark was going to pop the question. the producer then worked it into the performance.
reporting live, andrea fujii, wjz eyewitness news. >> clark is stationed at fort meade and works at walter reed medical center. >> we want to make sure they get a copy of that tape for their children to see. a philadelphia woman gets trapped inside a gated car lot. what caused her to scream for her life. toxic red mud. the contaminated mud reaches the danube river. and the weekend is in sight. will this brilliant sunshine be part of the forecast? bob turk is coming up. ,,,,,,
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to the unidentified handler. overseas, emergency crews in china are cleaning up after another major landslides endangers houses. three houses were destroyed. it is the second landslide in that region to strike in as many months. back in august, another landslide killed 1400 people. and 14,000 more were left homeless. a flood of toxic red sludge has entered europe's second largest river. but there is good news. charlie d'agata has more. hungarians are calling the disaster a toxic tsunami. a torrent of dangerous red sludge from an aluminum plant has now reached a branch of the danube. the poison still has inundated several villages since monday, swamping homes, tossing cars. the sludge burned the eyes and skin of people and their pets.
the stench stung the noses and throats of villagers, making it difficult to breathe. at least four people have been killed and more than 150 injured. fish were killed by the high alkaline content that polluted the river. emergency teams now trying to dilute this spill with water and vinegar to reduce the corrosion. crews are wearing masks and chemical suits as they try to contain and clean up the mud. hungary's prime minister is calling it a serious environmental disaster. what i have seen is terrible. >> scientists have declared a state of emergency. scientists say the test samples on the danube show the levels of heavy medal are not considered harmful. but as for the area, the government says nobody can ever
live there again. charlie d'agata wjz eyewitness news. >> the prime minister is talking with exnew york governor george pataki to help set up funds. pataki is of hungarian descent. tough questions after a home burns to the ground and firefighters do nothing to help. >> reporter: denise, the family says nothing was done because they forgot to pay an annual $75 protection fee for rural homes. the crews arrived and prevented flames from spreading to other nearby homes whose owners had paid their fees. the buyer chief says he doesn't feel like it, but they have to follow orders. >> reporter: the people should understand that houses are going to burn. it's not what i want. it's not what they want. i don't really think it's what benny wants. but we have to work with this. we're going to have to go back to the table and try to resolve this problem. >> the home was a total loss. and three pets died in that
fire. the homeowner says she doesn't understand why the company couldn't put the fire out and then collect the fee. back to you. >> thank you, jessic a. the homeowner says she has paid the fee in the past but simply had forgotten to pay it this year. a frightening ordeal for a senior in philadelphia after she gets locked in with a pair of guarddogs. she forgot she was there to buy a car. the woman says before she knew what had happened, the dogs were just a few feet away. >> they wouldn't move. i was saying, get back, get back. i thought they were going to tear me to shreds. they were going to tear me to pieces. and i'm scared of dogs. i'm scared of dogs. >> reporter: woman says she was able to escape by climbing onto a car. she called every number she could to help, including a local television station. a group of passersby were able to distract the dogs when an officer got the woman to safety. the lot owner says he's looking into the incident. in tonight's healthwatch, money down the drain, it may be
expensive, but a new study finds america's healthcare system still trails other industrialized nations. when compared with europe, japan and australia, america spends the most on healthcare, while its people have the lowest life expectancy. americans usually live about 78 years. but people in japan have the i high -- the highest life expectancy. on average, they live to 82 years. we're learning more about the death of actor gary coleman. police have ruled that the death was an accident. an autopsy revealed that he suffered a brain hemorrhage after a fall. his wife took him off life support two days later. pretty good row home fire. this is at mosher and madison in northwest baltimore. apparently firefighters arrived on the scene. they were able to quickly knock down most of the flames.
i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. the real andy harris. buried in his website - a promise to replace the tax code with a 23% sales tax and eliminate the mortgage interest deduction. a bush tax panel said families would pay $6,000 more a year. a reagan tax advisor calls it a very dumb idea. but that's not his only bad idea. harris was the only senator to vote against expanding the child care tax credit and against the state's cancer treatment program. andy harris' extreme ideas will cost us.
here's a live look outside. great afternoon to be out riding a bicycle. >> sure is. perfect day to do it. just clear. what a great afternoon. after temps of 50s in the low 60s. we jumped into the low to mid- 70s. just beautiful. normal high now is around 70. right now, we are at 74 degrees right now. humidity is very low. at 38%. dew point is low. west/northwest winds at 18. barometer, now rising, 29.78 inches. 73 ocean city. 70 in cumberland. and it finally warmed up. oakland was in the upper 30s and low 40s for three straight days. they're now at 57. 76 in washington. and 76 down in pax river.
a nice little breeze continues around the region. go out and mow some leaves off the trees that are changing. we'll be dealing with those for the next couple of days. leaves, trees. at their peak. look at the cloud cover. nothing right now. early this morning, had some clouds, quickly move out. but from ocean city out to oakland. not a cloud to be seen. and on the national scene, pretty much from maryland, new york. all the way out to the central rockies. not a cloud. the storm that gave us the rain and all of the cool temps has finally migrated up toward eastern canada. leftover rain this morning. it's now gone finally. did have some pretty good rain up there. look at that. clear, clear skies, all the way out toward the central portion of the united states. high pressure building in.
pleasant -- actually very pleasantly cool nights and pleasantly warm afternoons the next few days. in fact, by the weekend, we'll be back in the mid- to upper 70s. by monday, as this high moves off, we're going to start seeing a southerly wind. we might get up to 80 degrees on monday. no now, sunday for the game here in baltimore. a lot of sunshine. just a beautiful afternoon for football. get out there and enjoy it. west winds on the bay. 5 to 10 knots. bay temp around 66 degrees. tonight, then, clear. 40 to 50 overnight. a cool morning. it's called the average low, 46 tomorrow. lots of sunshine. a beautiful day, much like today, with the high in the mid- 70s. normal high tomorrow around 70 degrees. enjoy the weekend. and the end of the week. looks like some very nice weather. if you do any work outside, in the gardens or whatnot. >> are you hinting that my yard looks like it needs work? >> clean the gutters, though. >> that's very dangerous work. i get professionals for that.
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