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hi. i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm mary bubala. here's what we're talking b. >> the bitter chill around the region. wjz was in northeast baltimore. where we found this construction crew. every exposed part of their body is covered. and fuhad to gout-- if you had to go out and do a quick errand, if it feels cold to you now, get ready, you're going to shiver even more as the day moves on. how cold will it get today? meteorologist bernadette woods is updating wind chills and temperatures. >> reporter: well, the high on the day is a little misleading because it happened closer to midnight. temperatures have been falling this afternoon. and the cold air is about to arrive. we have reestablished that connection with the lakes. and there's going to be bands of snow out west, and it's so
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strong, the snow showers and flurries are making their way east of the mountains. this is where we're seeing some of the bands now, all west and south of the city. and these bands will continue to come in a few different waves, straight through the next few days. because of what's going on, winter storm warning in effect for extreme western parts of the state. wind gusts over 40 miles per hour. and look at the cold air now. 29 in baltimore. 10 in oakland. and when you factor in that wind, it feels like it's in the teens outside. and minus 9 in oakland. cold air is here. it's going to stick around. we'll have your forecast coming up. >> and while we're just dealing with bone-chilling temperatures. other parts of the midwest are dealing with a powerful winter storm. as manuel gallegus reports for wjz, almost two feet of snow fell in some areas. >> reporter: it feels like minus 24 degrees for people digging out in minneapolis. the arctic blast comes on the
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heels of a monster storm that dumped almost two feet of snow in parts of wisconsin and minnesota. all of this snow, driven by 50-mile-per-hour winds, made driving treacherous, forcing hundreds of vehicles off the road. in northwest indiana, police are searching for motorists trapped in their cars. airports across the midwest are trying to get back on track after a week of misery. minneapolis closed its airport for the first time in 19 years. and in chicago o'hare, more than 1,000 flights were canceled. >> i might not get out of here until tuesday. >> reporter: in the pacific northwest, mudslides from record rainfalls sent this house sliding down the hill. three people had to be rescued, including a 94-year-old woman. >> she was hysterical. she didn't know what was going on. >> more rain is expected in michigan, indiana and points east. but football fans won't care. they'll be watching tonight's
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game between the new york giants and the minnesota vikings, indoors in detroit. the giants headed to michigan after their flight was diverted to kansas city. sunday's game was postponed and moved to detroit, after the metro dome roof caved in from the weight of the snow. it was the fifth biggest snowfall in the twin cities history. manuel gallegus, wjz eyewitness news. and shivering fans, braving 12-degree temperatures, lined up hours before free tickets became available for giants- vikings game in detroit. for updated forecast on any school closings or delays, go to wjz.com. tragedy and heartbreak, in a pikesville community today, nearly a dozen people are still recovering after a carbon monoxide leak. alex demetrick reports, two people did not make it out alive. >> reporter: besides the fatalities, two adults and eight children were rushed here
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to shock trauma, following carbon monoxide poisoning. >> reporter: two men found dead on the road were part of a construction crew that worked and lived with the couple in the house. a 911 call brought police, but they -- >> were quickly overcome by some type of unknown stance. >> at first, i thought maybe it was a gas leak. because i knew it wouldn't be a fire because i couldn't smell anything. >> carbon monautomobile monoxide levels, close to 400 parts per million. president threshold we're concern -- the threshold we're concerned with mostly is the 10 parts per million. >> i'm going to have three detectors. so i guess that keeps me aware to help if anything happens
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here. because a lot of things that i have run off of gas. >> and it's gas appliances that frequently cause carbon monoxide poisoning. the only good news out of this fatal incident is that all 10 people brought to shock trauma have been released. >> according to the baltimore county fire department, tracing the cause of the leak and fixing it is up to the property owner. there were no carbon monoxide alarms inside that house. catonsville bomb plot. the case was back in court just a few hours ago. denise is live with an update on the antonio martinez case. >> reporter: the 21-year-old is accused of plotting to blow up the military recruitment center. he is a recent convert to islam. and court documents describe him as obsessed with jihad. he was arrested during a sting operation, during which the fbi says he tried to detonate a phony car bomb.
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during the hearing, martinez' defense attorney questioned the government's tactics, calling it entrapment. >> prosecutors outline some of martinez's alleged confession. wjz will have more on that and the reaction from the suspect's mother coming up live at 5:00. another record fall at bwi thurgood marshall. the airport announced nearly 2 million passengers passed through in october. this october was the 6th straight monthly record for passenger traffic at bwi marshall, including july, the busiest month in the history of the airport. how busy are the roads now. let's check in on the roads now with kristy breslin. >> hi, kai. hi, everyone. we are off to a pretty busy start out there. northbound 95. we have a vehicle fire to watch out at keith avenue. that's attracting plenty of attention. brake lights from whitemarsh to the beltway on the northeast side. on the beltway, north side
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outer loop congestion, from york to charles street. average speed about 26 miles an hour. and heavy as you make your approach to security boulevard. harrisburg expressway, no trouble in the northbound direction. but southbound, you will see some brake lights. and as far as accidents go, east north avenue at harford road. lift avenue at coldspring and clifton at dennison street. overall, travel times from 95 to 795. 47 miles an hour average. and about 13 minutes to get through. now, let's take a live look. you can see 75 south on the beltway moving along just fine. this traffic report is brought to you by len the plumber. call len the plumber and have it over today. counting down to kickoff. the ravens are back on the field, deep in the heart of texas. in just a few hours right here on wjz. sports director mark viviano joins us live with more on the matchup. the ravens are in houston,
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to face the texas team that is fighting for its life. >> the ravens are very much alive, but fighting to kick start what seems like an offense stuck in low gear. >> the time is now. being that we want to accomplish certain things toward the end of the year and get this late season push sort of play-offs. so the time is now to get it corrected. and that's our job. we gotta get that fixed and get it corrected. but we're looking forward to getting it done this week. >> reporter: veteran derrick mason has been the most outspoken about the ravens' offensive struggles. and with just four games to go until the post season begins, improvement needs to start tonight. >> we gotta understand the opportunities are becoming less and less. because the seasons are getting shorter and shorter. and we don't want to put yourself into po -- position where it comes out in the last part of the season. where we have to make a play. >> we've heard from the ravens offense. they're facing a texans defense. let's check in with a panel of
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experts and their predictions. winning a 31-17. stan calls it closer, 33-20. my partner on 105 f.m. scott garceau has the ravens scoring 20 can winning by 10. and morning team, norris and davis have the ravens scoring more than 30 points. ed norris has the blowout. and what about the ravens' defense. i'm going to check in with cornerback josh wilson to get his thoughts on stopping texas. that will be coming up later in sports. >> we'll see you then. and as we said, the gang kicks in. you can see the game live here on wjz 13. our special coverage kicks off at 8:00. still ahead at 4:00. tense moments. the preschool held hostage by a sword-wielding teen. how this drama ended. tough trends: what do the gulf oil spill, the world cup, and the movie "inception" all
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have in common? sugar cereal. bad news for kids is good news for parents. and meteorologist bernadette woods is updating how long this chill will stick around. with fios, when you're watching the picture, it just jumps out at you. -it was like, "wow!" -bam! i'm standing like a little kid saying wow! [ male announcer ] if you've ever thought about moving up to verizon fios, this is the perfect time. because now you can get fios tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month for a year. [ mr. donovan ] we had been cable tv subscribers for a brief period of time and had a really bad experience. i decided to switch to fios as soon as it came to my neighborhood. [ mr. donovan ] we have more choices. so many more hi-def channels. with fios, i really feel like we are getting a great deal. [ male announcer ] fios tv has been ranked highest in customer satisfaction by jd power & associates for three years in a row.
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concussions in the nfl. new numbers suggest that players and players and teens are taking head injuries more seriously. according to nfl data, 154 concussions have been reported since the start of the preseason this year. that's up more than 30% since 2008. doctors say these numbers reflect a change in the way head jurisdiction are being handled on and off the field. >> and good news for parents who want to keep their kids away from sugary cereals. researchers study cereal preferences in 91 school-aged children. kids who were given low sugar cereals choose to add more
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sugar and fruit than those who chose the high-sugar cereal. but even with the added stuff, their breakfast still contained less sugar overall. a new reason to keep an eye on your cholesterol. manuel gallegus shows how it could have big benefits for your brain and lower your risk for alzheimer's disease. >> good cholesterol may not only be good for your heart but for your mind's, -- mind, too. >> good cholesterol is a good thing to lower the risk of alzheimer's disease. >> it found people with higher levels of good cholesterol or hdl, had half the risk of alzheimer's disease. >> reporter: researchers say good cholesterol may benefit the brain because it takes bad cholesterol away from the arteries. >> reporter: that decreases the risk of heart attack and stroke. maybe people with a higher hdl
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have less strokes in their brain, and thus are less likely to manifest alzheimer's disease. >> there are ways to improve good cholesterol. eat more nuts and fish and things that contain omega 3 fatty acids, get some exercise. not smoking is another way to maintain a healthy level of cholesterol. a decent start to the week on wall street. two of the major markets made modest gains. dow was up 18. s&p up a fraction. nasdaq down 13. let's go to new york now, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. the a&p supermarket chain has filed for bankruptcy. once the nation's biggest grb grocer, a&p is struggling with the biggest debt and increased competition.
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also all of its supermarkets will remain open while a&p reorganizes. another recall from toyota. this time, it's nearly 100,000 toyota sienna minivans. the recall is to replace the switch bracket on a brake lab. toyota says there have been no accidental injuries related to the issue. fedex says today should be the busiest day in the company's history. it expects to ship 15 million packages, double the volume that fedex handles on an average day. americans have spent nearly $22 billion shopping online this holiday season. and expert says they're expected to spend another billion today alone. it's green monday. traditionally one of the biggest online shopping days of the season. that's because shoppers are rushing to place their orders in time to have them delivered by christmas. and that's your money watch. for more, stay with cbs money watch.com. in new york, i'm alexis
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christoforous. twitter is just released their top trends of 2010. the social media site's cofounder, bidstone, sat down with cnet.com's natalie morris, to tell us what the world has been tweeting. >> reporter: the gulf oil spill, fifa world cup, and the movie "inception," were the top trending topics on twitter this year, followed by the haitian earthquake; on monday, twitter released its top trends of 2010. they do this every year. and the results are always surprising. >> one of the things that strike mease about the overall trends, when you look at these things, like the world cup. obviously that's going to trend. it highlights that twitter can make the world seem that much smaller. >> reporter: the question is, how much do these twitter trends reflect what america or the rest of the world is thinking? >> reporter: according to a study, only 8% of americans who are online use twitter. yet the number of people who
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are on twitter has skyrocketed in the last two years. >> we had about 3 million registered accounts on twitter in 2008. now we have over 105 million registered accounts. >> reporter: with 60% of accounts being registered outside the united states, twitter conversations reflect a global conversation. josh lohan has more. >> people love tragedy and celebrities and lots of both. so we're seeing things like the oil spill and justin bieber and lots of those in massive quantities. you can get all of the latest news updates from wjz on twitter. follow us at wjz news. and coming up, missing virginia girl. why investigators were forced to go to san francisco. and what did they find? helping those who have a hard time helping themselves. and now, a local nonprofit is looking for more people to assist.
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i'm andrea fujii. that story is just ahead on wjz eyewitness news. the sun may be out. but it's not making it any warmer outside. meteorologist bernadette woods is updating a very chilly forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,
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some sunshine out there. >> yeah, it helped a little out there. just a touch. >> yes, we have not seen that much today. but a few times it peeked out. from occasion to occasion. we're still seeing this, too. rounds of snow showers and flurries. and not a whole lot. but enough that we're going to have to talk about it. because this is going to continue for the next two days. just these bands of snow showers and flurries that continue to make their way east of the mountains because the lake-effect event that has set up is so strong that it's not just dying out west of the mountains. it's making its way east of the mountains. and that's about. we're going to be in for two days now. we'll take you back.
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early this morning, light snow making its way through. that got off to the east. then you notice things start shifting around coming to the west. that's because one part of the storm is now gone. the second part is coming in. and that is the gusty winds bringing in snow showers and cold air. with the second part of the storm, we have winter storm warnings that have been extended for garrett and allegheny counties. also, a wind advisory in effect for winds gusting over 41 miles per hour. especially in some of the pass areas. so we have winds now, sustaining 23 miles per hour in hagerstown. 17 in hagerstown. and this is the cold air that has brought in, 29 in baltimore this afternoon. 34 down to the ocean. and 10 degrees in oakland. and when you factor in the wind, it feels like minus 8 for the central part of the state, it feels like in the teens and 20s, all the way down to the ocean. there's really cold air out there. and this is just part of it. take a look at all of these really deep colors coming in.
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they got to minus 33 now. and also, even though it's going to moderate the farther south it goes, it could go closer to freezing tonight in miami, in southern florida. this is the cold air moving our way. and it's going to set up shop for a couple of days here. in addition to those continuation of snow showers and flurries. so here's the pattern. we put it in motion. not much changed. similar to early last week. but by wednesday afternoon, this high will start to come our way. so we'll shut off the winds temporarily. the cold air will continue. and a new storm comes our way thursday. there will be a fast mover. much weaker chance. out on the waters. tonight, windy and cold. scattered snow showers. down to 22 degrees. tomorrow, same idea. windy and cold. scattered snow showers. high of about 30 degrees. wind chills are going to feel like the teens most of the afternoon tomorrow.
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and we start with a little bit on wednesday. cold air continues. >> okay. >> really most of the month, honestly. >> thank you. >> thanks, bern. a quick programming reminder for you. it's the ravens in prime time, right here on wjz 13. our special coverage of the texans versus the ravens, kicks off at 8:00 here on wjz. and still to come tonight on wjz, show me the money. an important hurdle in president obama's tax cut plan. i'm ron matz. and baltimore football fans are getting ready. it's monday night football. and the ravens play here. the story when eyewitness news continues. unforgettable scene. record snow causes a stadium roof to collapse. and that's not all. eyewitness news continues with denise after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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29 degrees and partly cloudy. hello. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm denise koch. vic is off cold front. a nightmare. an intruder held a teacher and students hostage for hours. charlie d'agata has more on the dramatic rescue. >> reporter: french s.w.a.t. teams grabbed shields to take down a teenager who used swords to take young children hostage. he burst into a preschool in eastern france just after it opened. he initially took a teacher and about 20 young children hostage. they were 3 to 6 years old. the suspect released most of them over the course of the morning. parents say the teacher tried to keep the kids calm. >> this mother says the teacher told the children to run outside, saying it was a game. >> but the teen intruder kept
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hold of them for five hours. police say the suspect suffered from depression, and family members say he had stopped taking medication. at one point, he had reportedly asked officers for a gun to commit suicide. the drama ended after officers slipped inside this school and overpowered the teenager. the teacher he held captive says the teen was gentle with the children, even letting them use the bathroom. charlie daggad -- charlie d'agata, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, the french education minister says the children and families will receive counseling. virginia police detective talk for the first time with a 12-year-old virginia girl and the man who allegedly kidnapped her. kai is in the newsroom with details. >> reporter: police are in san francisco, interviewing britani smith and her kidnapper, scott easley. they believe the two lived behind shrubs and trees near the beach for the past week and
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panhandled outside a supermarket. easley is also the suspect in the death of the young gerl's mother, who was -- girl's mother who was found dead last week. family members say that the mother and easley were romantically involved, that he had moved into the home with them in october. >> investigators will not say whether smith went willingly with easley. minnesotans are prepared for cold snow, but each they weren't prepare -- even they weren't prepared for the magnitude. >> reporter: a monstore snowstorm shocked minneapolis. bringing whiteout conditions, closing snow. and snow drifts. at one point, it closed a 150- mile stretch. it was the biggest in history. workers tried to get two.
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but captured here, the sport stadium's massive caved in and burst open. forcing snow on the field. no one was injured. >> we had three roof panels rupture. provide for the roof. >> they conscienceled against the new york giants who were unable to get there anyway. because the minneapolis airport was shut down. the came will now be in new york. minnesotans are trying to keep up with the biggest in history. >> i've been shoveling, almost every hour. >> poor guy. no snow for us. just the cold. if you consider our weather, we have been
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fortunate. we have a few flakes of snow around. and a few not too far from columbia. and literally, you might see just a few flakes of snow tonight. and again, tomorrow afternoon, probably in the evening and wednesday, maybe have a chance of a few light flurries of snow. across the state, far western maryland, garrett, american maryland, portions of allegheny, under a winter storm warning. and further east, wind advisories. for our region, it will stay cold most of the week with warming later this week. maybe -- maybe a little bit of precip coming by thursday. denise? >> okay. thank you, bob. for the updated forecast on any school closings or delays, go to wjz.com. senators have their first chance today to cast votes on the tax cut agreement, hammered out by president obama and the republican leaders. as joel brown reports for wjz,
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while many democrats have criticized the deal, more and more are saying they will now vote for it. >> senate leaders started casting their first votes on the controversial tax cut deal that has divided the president's party. >> permanently extending tax cut to the richest americans, weave cost our economy, $700 billion over seven years. that's too great for a budget already burdened by deficit and debt. >> reporter: this was only a test vote. but a plan to pass it to the senate later this week. then it moves to the house, where democrats oppose the idea of extending it to those who have given in to their threat to block the deal. >> i think we're going to have a vote on that in the senate bill. and with possible changes. >> reporter: liberals want to toughen up the to tax rate on inheritances. they say wealthy estates should have to pay more. >> reporter: but republicans warn that any big changes they rammer out with the president, could unravel the compromise. they want the plan to stay as
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is. >> it nerve made sense to take it over to job creators. >> the white house is upping the deal to get it done. >> on behalf of millions of americans who won't see their taxes go up. >> reporter: both hope to be done with the deal by the end of this week. but with things the way they are, lawmakers aren't likely to go home until a deal is worked out. a pair of polls show the majority of americans agree with the deal. president obama signed a 4 and a half billion deal today at a washington school.
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government will be able to decide what kinds of food may be sold in vending machines and fundraisers during school hours. the new standards would likely keep popular foods in school cafeterias, but make them healthier. hospitalers say the law is needed to stem rising healthcare costs due to obesity in school age children. and defeat hungry children in tough economic times. helping seniors stay in their homes. that is the goal of a local nonprofit. and they're looking for more people to assist. andrea fujii explains how you can apply. >> reporter: sarah miller is happy to do the laundry. >> i have a high, steep basement. and them steps was killing me. and i know it killed my husband because he did it for years. >> reporter: suffering from arthritis, she couldn't make it down the steps where her washer
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and dryer used to be until rebuild baltimore moved it upstairs. >> i have more now than ever before. >> if someone is a homeowner and they're either over the age of 60, have a disability, or have a family with children, they can apply for our services. >> reporter: last year, rebuilding together baltimore helped make the millers' home more energy efficient with insulation, replaced their leaky roof and put in a shower instead of a tub. >> it's nobody but me and my husband. and i would have to call him to help me get out of the tub. >> reporter: in the last 21 years, rebuilding together baltimore has renovated more than 1100 homes in 30 different neighborhoods. >> reporter: independence for seniors, allowing them to stay in their homes. >> there are a lot of families that don't think it can happen to them. or for them. but you never know unless you apply for it. >> reporter: andrea fujii, wjz eyewitness news. >> rebuilding together
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baltimore is only accepting applications from the pigstown washington village areas and st. helena county. to apply, you must call them by friday. their information is on wjz.com. well, fedex says it is expecting the busiest day in history today. being called green monday, with consumers expected to send close to $1 billion online. fedex is preparing to move almost 16 million shipments of those purchases worldwide. that's 11% higher than last year. let's check on the roads with kristy breslin. well, definitely a windy ride out there. wind issues on all of the area bridges. take your time. as far as accidents go, we have a crash, westbound whitemarsh boulevard, past bel air road. all lanes are blocked. and into southbound 95, brake lights there, from whitemarsh boulevard to the northeast side. about 15 minutes to get through. another 15 minutes on the north side inner loop from york road to charles street.
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over on the west side, traffic still slows down as you make your approach. harrisburg expressway, that continues to crawl along southbound, past belfast road. and we have some delays to watch out for as well. that's southbound 295 from nursery road to the beltway. looking at overall travel times on the outer loop from 95 to 83. 48 miles an hour average. and 14 minutes to get through. now, let's take of a live look. beltway from heavy traffic there, as you approach the jones falls expressway. this traffic report is brought to you by nissan. innovation you can count on. innovation for all. for more, visit your local retailer, or pick this today. back to you. >> thank you, christy. a texas showdown on monday night football tonight. the ravens take on the houston texans. ravens are ready to see their team get back on track after a disappointing loss to the steelers.
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>> reporter: the bitter loss to the steelers last sunday night is still being felt all around town. >> it was a gut-wrenching loss we took. and now we're going to come back. we're going to give houston a payback. >> reporter: ravens fans expect their team to rebound in houston. >> i think we won't have any problems tonight, as long as we show up for four quarters and all of the guys come to play. >> ray lewis and company will be center stage tonight. our defense is better than their defense. i think that will win the game. >> reporter: it's a must-win for the 8-4 ravens with just four games left in the regular season. the push for the play-offs is turning serious. >> we gotta win. no question about it. we've got to win. >> tonight's game here on wjz is the ravens' fourth primetime appearance this season. >> in baltimore. people wanting to come with the crab cakes. >> ron matz, wjz eyewitness news.
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>> kicks off at 8:00 tonight. straight ahead, on wjz's eyewitness news at 4:00. more incredible weather scenes from across the country. the problems the pacific northwest are facing. madoff tragedy. the man responsible for the largest ponzi scheme deals with grief in his family. and bob will update how long the chilly weather will stick around when we come back. for itchy dry skin.
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as parts of the country dig out from record-breaking noafl. some areas of seattle were hit with nearly 5 inches of rain. a huge mudslide came crashing in. a 94-year-old man was inside but he was not hurt. a roadside bomb in pakistan
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kills a schoolbus driver and injures two children. officials say the bomb exploded near the school bus voorgts kay the schools have been under attack, but usually when the children are not around. eight years after tragic event, elizabeth smart ander family say justice has been found. >> it is likely he will face a lifelong prison sentence for the kidnapping and sexual abuse of then-14-year-old elizabeth smart. while she is relieved by the verdict, her father spoke on the cbs evening show this morning said he admires her courage to even testify. >> she said at one point, i just felt like, you other than, i was worthless. and i just didn't feel like i had any worth. and then she said, but then i
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thought, you know, my family loves me. and i'm going to do whatever it takes to survive. >> reporter: the smart family said its verdict gives them a sense of closure and now they can move forward with their lives. denise? >> elizabeth will soon return to college in utah to earn a degree in music. new details are emerging about the suicide of bernie madoff's oldest son, mark. the 46-year-old was found dead in his apartment on the two- year anniversary of his father's arrest. armand cantayan has more. >> the medical examiner made it official. ruling on the death of mark madoff by hanging, early saturday morning, a suicide. he was found by his father-in- law with his 2-year-old son, sleeping in a nearby room. and while funeral arrangements remain out of the public eye, the odds of his disgraced father attending the funeral,
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seem decidedly remote. according to the handbook, furlough for inmates is for those with two years or less. bernie is serving 75 times that, for masterminding the biggest fraud in history. like many investors he expressed sympathy over the nature of mark's death. >> i think mark was trying to say to his father, look what you've done to me and my life and my family's life. >> reporter: before, mark madoff was said to be struggling in a sea of emotion. >> mr. madoff? >> he and even his children, ensnared in billions of dollars of civil lawsuits, filed in just the last three weeks, haunted by his father's deception. >> he couldn't land a job. his wife had to change the last name of the children and of herself because the madoff name was radioactive.
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>> reporter: armen catayan, cbs news, new york. >> mark mad off, who reported his father to authorities, was never criminally charged in the biggest investment charge in history. he and his brother claim they never knew of their father's doings. a first term pires in january. and there are already several republicans ready to challenge maryland's former governor on the ballot. nicole richie and joel madden have tied the knot. they got married saturday in a small ceremony in front of the father of the bride, lionel richie. they have two children together. the very latest look at the new contestants of the biggest loser. mark steines has a sneak peek from hollywood. coming up on entertainment
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tonight, together, they weigh 794 pounds. ready to meet the people ready to fight the fat. >> this is life or death. it's that simple. we're here to change our lives. >> reporter: ularrialmy weighs 321 pounds. >> my aha moment was earlier this year, when i got on the scale for the first time in a very long time. and i thought i weighed about 330 pounds. >> her husband tips the scales at 437 pounds. they are one of 11 couples to compete on the new couple's section. >> run on the treadmill. >> reporter: anna weighs 255 pounds. she weighs about her daughter, who also weighs 255 pounds. >> i've had weight issues all my life. >> reporter: 22-year-old courtney begins her journey at 323 pounds. olivia, 35, 261 pounds. her sister, hannah, 248 pounds. >> i want to go on.
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let's fai face it. i'm 31 years old. i'm tired of being single. >> reporter: also tonight, an exclusive sneak peek at johnny depp and pirates of the caribbean. plus, genith paltrow -- gwynneth paltrow. and don't miss entertainment tonight, here on wjz 13. cold and chilly around baltimore tonight. and it's going to get worse before it gets better. bob turk has the updated first warning forecast next. ,,,,,,,,,
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wind chills put us in the teens and 20s. 29 now. that was the actual temperature. 8 degrees. very dry air. humidity. you heat it up to 78 degrees. this is the kind of weather you need to add to your heating system. it makes it more comfortable.
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west/northwest to seven. barometer. 29.4 inches. we still have wind advisories. up across western maryland. and a winter storm warning for those folks in western allegheny county. 4 to 8 inches of snow. likely, this is all lake-effect snow. 4:29 now. the actual temperature in oakland is only 9 above zero. 21 in cumberland. 30 in d.c. and 34, the warm spot in ocean city. winds, 17, 20. 18 out of pax river. 20 in oakland. remember, the temperatures there in the single digits. and the wind chill is 8 for those. and 23 in ocean city. this evening, generally across much of central maryland. our wind chill is between 10 and 15 degrees. to be heading out, that's what you want to dress for. the storm gave us all the rain. temperatures in the low 50s yesterday. we were in the warm side of the storm.
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that sustained. eastern main, -- maine. and snow showers across southern. more lake-effect snow. really going to get by. still seeing the extremists. and here in the baltimore area. we could see a few stray flakes maybe. windy and cold. actually, probably up through wednesday. and the chances of flurries, pretty slim. but east of the mountains, maybe a 10 to 20% chance. garrett county, guaranteed they'll see moderate to heavy snow. west winds. and a gale warning on the bay. tonight, then, maybe a scattered flurry, down around 20. i think we'll get to maybe 16 or 17. some suburbs with wind chills around 10. and high of 31 with scattered
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flurries. the key would be wind, which is going to make it feel much colder all day long. just temperatures in the upper teens. that's the way it feels. >> yikes. thank you, bob. still to come on eyewitness news tonight. how did this little boy fall to his death from a school bus. his mom's new plea for answers. >> if you can't handle, you don't need that job. > ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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coming up next on eyewitness news at 5:00. wjz is live with first warning weather. searching for objectability. -- accountability. a mother asks for answers after her son fell to his death on a
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school bus. check in for more on these and the day's breaking news. hi. i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> dangerous winter weather on maryland. and wind chill makes it painfully cold. tonight, a winter storm warning is in effect for parts of the state. strong wind made bundling up a necessity. and for those working outside, layers are crucial. things will only get colder as the sun sets. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bob turk and

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