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a man falls onto the subway tracks in front of a horrified crowd. >> how crews raced to save his life. >> hello, everybody. i'm denise koch. >> and i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about tonight. >> wjz continues to follow breaking news. firefighters save a person, run over by a train at the lexington market subway station. a short time ago, a victim was rushed to shock trauma. wjz has the latest. meghan mccorkell has the latest on that. >> this was a daring rescue for firefighters who had to crawl on their stomachs, underneath that train to get to the man. >> reporter: witnesses saw a man fall right onto the tracks employs. >> when he tipped over. the train was coming. by a lot of us. trying to tell the train to stop. >> all i know is i heard them say the trin hit somebody. >> when firefighters arrived, i they found the man. he was conscious and talking to
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them. they put him on a back board and worked to pull him out. they had to pull him by a rope, probably over 150 to 200 feet on the track to meet the train. >> reporter: the victim then rushed to maryland shock trauma. >> he did suffer someitutions, some abrasions of other musk low skeletal abraise brations. >> reporter: we are told that man was conscious. lexington market station is back open tonight. reporting live, meghan mccorkell, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: all right, thank you, meghan. and we'll bring you the latest on the victim's condition as the information becomes available. residents are on edge. two armed robberies in bolton hill in two weeks. suspects are still on the loose. and tonight, one victim speaks to eyewitness news. adam may has the latest on the gripping interview. >> that man recalls an hour of terror, begging for his life, now concerned for his neighborhood. >> i was getting stuff out of my car.
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and these guys said hi to me. and i hear hey. and i turn around. and he's got a gun and he says to get down on the floor. >> reporter: this man tells wjz about the moment his life flashed before his eyes. >> then he said, you. i'm going to kill you. give me your wallet. and i said, i don't have it. at some point, me he makes me go in the house. he took the wallet. then goes into the bedroom and started stealing sweaters and clothes out of the closet. >> reporter: then the two robbers force him back into the car. >> they start driving him. >> i got nervous. and they said, come on, stop playing games. get in the car. >> reporter: eventually, they were caught on surveillance camera, using the man's atm card and pin. >> did you think they were going to shoot you? >> yeah. i didn't think they i was going to live. . >> reporter: finally, it ends.
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>> i said, don't kill me. don't kill me. i turn around. they speed away. >> reporter: unfortunately, this isn't the only recent armed robbery here in bolton hill. another happened here early tuesday morning. >> reporter: in the 1200 block of park avenue, a man was just robbed at gunpoint by four men. police are looking to see if the crimes are connected. >> reporter: so what message do you have for anyone else that could find themselveses in a similar situation. >> the best thing to do is like keep the peace and do everything they say so you don't get them angry. >> reporter: baltimore police say they have increased patrols in the bolton hill neighborhood. but as of tonight, no leads in either unsolved robbery. reporting live, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. vic? >> adam, thank you. and metro crimestoppers is offering a reward of $200,000 for information that leads to an arrest. opening statements began today in the trial of lee
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edward stevens. he's one of two prisoners, charged in the stabbing death of officer in 2006. he is eligible for capital punishment. it requires videotaped confession or scientific evidence, linking the defendant to the crime. a teen who admitted to killing his father won't be released. the 16-year-old remains behind bars. he admitted to shooting and killing his father, then dumping the body. weijia jiang has the latest on the update. >> reporter: that teenager is charged as an adult. in court today, he appeared very timid, polite and young. but prosecutors call him a serious danger to the community. >> reporter: 16-year-old robert richardson iii remains in police custody, after a judge ordered he be held without bail. richardson admitted to shooting his father to death on the 800 block of mooresville road in bel air. then dumping the lifeless body
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into a pond. in court wednesday, the judge said the issue is too serious for bond to be considered. he also called richardson a flight risk, based on his actions after the shooting. police say he led them on ray high-speed chase -- a high- speed chase through harford county. >> when the trooper approached, the vehicle fled away from him, traveling through the town of bel air. >> reporter: richardson crashed into a cinder block wall, outside a bel air church. that's when he admitted to the murder and told officers he hid the body in a pond behind his uncle's aberdeen house. at the bail review, prosecutors also pointed to pending juvenile charges against rich sardson for breaking and entering. >> my motherly instinct told me something was wrong. >> reporter: neighbors suspect the teen acted out of desperation and say his father often acted out of fits of rage. >> towards his family. and he'd be working on something in the yard and just screaming and terrible cursing. and horribly, verbally abusive. >> reporter: charging documents
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name richardson's sister as the one who alerted police to the shooling after she called her to tell her what was going on. she was in court as well and tells wjz, some of that report is false. >> reporter: richardson faces multiple charges, including first-degree murder. and because his confession was videotaped, he could be eligible to receive the death penalty. the judge advised him of that in court. in bel air, weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: a preliminary trial for richardson is scheduled for next week. a hero's welcome in frederick county for a fallen maryland soldier. police escorted the flag-draped casket of ronald wildress to a funeral home. he was killed by an explosive device in afghanistan. he will be laid to rest at the arlington national cemetery, with full military honors. if you're looking for a new job, arundel mills might be an option. the half billion casino. it's located at 7270 park circle drive in hanover.
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it will be open weekdays from 10:00 in the morning until 7:00 at night. they are looking to fill 1500 positions. but of course, you must be 21 to apply. it's back to work in annapolis. new taxes are one of the hot topics lawmakers will be forced to deal with for the next three months. derek valcourt has more. >> reporter: governor o'malley created a minor store here in -- story here in annapolis, when he said in an interview, if he had his druthers, he would raise sales tax rather than the gas tax. his spokespeople say he was speaking off the cuff and has no intention of raising sales tax. >> members, please take your seats. >> reporter: the general assembly rolls up their sleeves for what promises to be 90 days of contentious politics. chief among the topics here, the recommendation to raise the gas tax by 15 cents over three years, in order to pay for major transportation projects
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the state doesn't have money for. >> the need is there. the public doesn't like tax increases. but that doesn't mean we don't try to raise the transportation trust fund. because it hasn't been raised since 1992. >> reporter: republicans blast the idea of a gas tax increase as out of touch with reality. >> i'm sure they got sugar plums and taxes dancing in their head every night. there's a tax and spend crowd in charge here. but that's the worst thing for this economy. >> for a gas guy, he's one of the most punishing. and the governor should take it off the table. >> reporter: another battle looming, same-sex marriage. supporters see this as their year to win approval in the general assembly, now that they have the full support of governor o'malley. >> the governor has weighed into it. and we'll see exactly where he believes he can help get some votes and educate some people on why we should have same-sex marriage in the state of maryland. >> reporter: but same-sex marriage opponents say they are
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not going down easily, promising a referendum if it does pass in the legislature. >> we're going to fight it to the end. and i don't think it's going to be successful. >> reporter: other hot topics. how the state will pay for its increased pensions. and an increase in the so- called flush tax. in annapolis, derek valcourt. wjz eyewitness news. house speaker michael bush was arrested also for being the longest serving speaker -- speaker in maryland history. it was rainy a little earlier. gloomy all around the area. bob is in the first warning weather center, tracking live doppler radar. bob? >> just starting to get steady rain. take a look at radar. just from the industry now down to maryland. batch of steady rain moving in. a few pockets. north of the town, very light stuff. from the city now, down over toward rockville. gaithersburg. steady rain, anne arundel county, down to southern maryland. and western maryland, pretty good rain out there as well.
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it's all moving off to the north and south of the region. steady area of rain. from denton to salisbury. that is also moving in our direction. look for a wet night tonight. it will be improving considerably tomorrow. once this rain moves through, we'll get in sunshine and very mild temps. ahead of a very sharp front that will drop temperatures quite a bit this weekend. friday, it will be much colder than tomorrow. maybe even a few snowflakes early on friday morning. vic? >> okay, bob. thank you. you can't help but get excited as we get closer to this sunday's play-off game. the ravens are back to practice, before taking on the houston texans in the divisional round of the play- offs. it's the ravens' first home play-off game in years. gigi barnett is downtown. sports director mark viviano is live at the practice team facility's in owings mills. >> first full practice, full participation, all of the players ready and accounted for as they get ready to take on
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the texans sunday. four straight years for the ravens in the play-offs. that is the longest consecutive streak in the nfl. and they feel this year's team may be the best they've had. >> reporter: the focus is play- off football. and it is intense. but these confident ravens also had a lighter side. >> what you got, i need. >> reporter: ray rice showed up for his press conference sporting a joe flacco mustache, made out of tape. good for a laugh to lighten the mood. >> no. this thing is hurting my face. i gotta get it off. i can't do it. ow! >> reporter: but make no mistake. these ravens are serious about being championship contenders on the road to the super bowl. >> i think this team is ready. we've been in the play-offs the last four years. and we have been spoiled. but getting there is not good enough anymore. you know, everybody knows the expectation. we expect to make the play- offs. but we also expect to compete
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for, you know, the ultimate goal. and that's the super bowl. >> i've always told ray rice there. i've told haloti this. i've told ed this. and i've told nata this. to win a super bowl with you guys would be a very, very special thing. because it's a special group of men that you win a super bowl with. and this group that we have right now. we have been building and building and building. now we have a special group of men. >> we all know what the team's potential is. and what everybody is expecting out of us. so we just gotta go and perform and play. >> and even though the ravens are at full health, there is one injury note to pass along. as offensive lineman revealed to us, that he had emergency surgery on christmas eve after the browns game. but again, he was still able to play against the bengals. and he was out practicing today. more on the unfortunate health of the ravens coming up in sports. back to you for now. and our complete coverage continues live in downtown baltimore. gigi barnett shows us the building excitement among fans.
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indeed, it is building. and you know what? fans say it's here to stay, especially if their purple birds make it to the super bowl. >> reporter: in the hallowed halls of baltimore county government, purple reigns. it's where dutch ruppersberger dons ravens gear. spiro agnew does, too. with the game against the houston texans coming sunday, it's the kind of purple passion that has gripped the state. >> ray rice is in his groove. ray lewis is still good to g. we've got a good team. >> reporter: with ravens' decorations everywhere you look, baltimore county executives are in the middle of a battle themselves, decorating the building. here, workers sport flacco's mustache. >> victory all the way. >> reporter: for fisher, hardwood university is in. they've got a mock schedule of classes, topped by ranks players. >> we're winning. we're going. all the way. >> reporter: houstons fans, though, were already talking
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tough. >> we've got a lot of emotion in this game. i don't think they want it as bad as we do. >> i think the bad flacco will show up and it will go in the texans' favor. >> to that, fans say -- >> give it a little ray-ray right there. whoo! >> reporter: a little ray-ray. and up here, the purple lights are on for fans. this is the first night the aquarium has turned on its purple lights. and they will stay on until the ravens make it to the super bowl. back to you, denise. >> thank you, gigi. and you can see the ravens go up against the texans, here on wjz 13, if you don't have a ticket. see the action live here, at 1:00, sunday afternoon. then make sure to stay tuned after the game for the season pizza post game coverage. sports director mark viviano, mary bubala and stan saunders will bring you highlights and reaction with the play-offs game. are you going to get a flacco stash? >> that would hurt. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news.
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a bus ride gone wrong. a little girl goes unnoticed and ends up at the driver's house. now, the driver is being punished. i'm mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. and this is louie. he was flown from -- thrown from a balcony, 25 feet into the air. the person who through him -- threw him is now under arrest. i'm alex demetrick. coming up, they never doubted they existed. and now maryland agrees. that story as eyewitness news continues. and how much rain could we see over the next several hours? bob is updating the first warning weather forecast coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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subway. eat fresh. in reisterstown, witnesses call police sarff someone witnesses something being thrown from a balcony. turns out, it is a yorkshire terrier. the dog barely survived. >> reporter: sunday night, police are called to these townhomes. >> a neighbor there reported that she saw a man launch an object from the gal balcony. >> reporter: it's the higher of the two. >> she heard this object land with a thud. and when she went over to investigate what it was, she found it was a small dog. >> reporter: the dog's name is louie. he's a 3-year-old york shire terrier. when police arrived, they say the dog fell. but police say louie was intentionally thrown. about how tall was that deck? i'm standing on top of the roof of wjz. i'm taking pictures with these small hand held camera. when thrown, it takes more than a second to reach the ground.
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>> yeah. he's definitely a lucky guy. >> louie lives. his eye is bruised and red. teeth are missing. he was in a lot of pain. but louie lived. >> i think if it was just a few feet more, he may have expired due to the head trauma and the spinal trauma that he did sustain. but he was very, very lucky. >> reporter: lucky, too, he was found and taken to a pet emergency room. he is now on two painkillers. gary callas was arrested on the spot -- wallace was arrested on the spot. dr. randall lockwood can't talk about this specific case, but in general about animal abusers. . >> are often about power and control, someone who feels that they don't have enough control, don't have enough power. >> reporter: as for louie. >> reporter: he's not in pain right now. he's not uncomfortable either. >> reporter: but had a sharp- eyed neighbor not seen and heard what she did, louie probably would have died. >> reporter: in baltimore county, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. >> the man charged in the case, gary wallace junior, remains in
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jail on $250,000 bond. a frederick county bus driver is being punished after driving home with a little girl sleeping on board. 5-year-old kiki myers, woke up in a parked bus outside the driver's home last week. she then went to the house and asked the driver to take her to school. officials say the driver has been taken off the route. after decades of struggle, a native american tribe in maryland is no longer extinct. alex demetrick reports, the tribe knew it was here all along. now the state finally agrees. >> reporter: one of the oldest catholic graveyards in the country overlooks the port tobasco river. land once home to the piscataway tribe. >> we supposedly all died out in 1999. and we couldn't figure out how did everyone die? >> reporter: it's a mistake they have been trying to set right. >> this was something that was kept from us that should have been done 20 or 30 years ago. >> reporter: actually, savoy's father and her mother started
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the quest for tribal recognition 40 years ago. this week, after decades of paperwork and document hunts, governor o'malley made it official. the pis catta way canoys are a living tribe. >> after 40 years, it is amazing. >> the proops proops proof of its existence and ongoing, is kept by the catholic church. >> reporter: that's because it had detailed record keeping by jesuit priests. >> we have been here. >> we have always been here. we never left. >> reporter: proof of existence, they never doubted. and now, with maryland's recognition. >> those we leave behind. it's a great thing for them. >> reporter: alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> state recognition doesn't mean that the tribe will be opening a casino. there's no interest in that. although it could open the door to federal recognition and funds set aside for education
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and healthcare. rainy, but it could get a lot rainier. >> it's going to be wet tonight. but actually, a very spring- like day tomorrow. 45 now. east winds at 10. barometer, just beginning to fall. come back and take a look at the end of the week and weekend after this. >> go, ravens! >> go, ravens! ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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rain. tomorrow, a big change. take a look at temps tomorrow. 45. 36 in ocean city. low 30s a little while ago. warmer air is moving in off the atlantic ocean. and tomorrow, it will be a lot warmer than today. we only get to the mid-40s. 37 in kent island. 44, 26 today. our average now, 41 and 24. and the record, 73 and 1 back in 1942. east winds continue to bring that moisture in from the atlantic ocean. that's why we got the clouds and drizzle and rain across the region. low pressure across the tennessee valley is going to head across our region late tonight. but look at all of this moisture in virginia and the carolinas. we've got rain on tap tonight. particularly southeast of us. and the eastern shore in jersey. looks like they're in line for
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heavier rain. ours will get spotty but there could be heavier echoes from time to time. tomorrow, all of this moves away. but there's a front out to the west. this is a pretty sharp cold front. temperatures have dropped. this front will cross our region friday morning. it gets breezy and colder. maybe just cold enough for a shower of rain or snow early friday. and then we'll see partly cloudy skies. it will continue to snow across portions of northern p.a. and new england with lake- effect stuff. garrett county also gets some snow as well. for our region, southwest winds tomorrow, keep us in very mild air. the bay temp, around 41 degrees. so tonight, rain. definitely at times, might be even hod -- moderate or heavy. breezy and much warmer, up to 60. then late tomorrow night, more clouds. a shower. and early friday morning. could change briefly to a few snowflakes or brief period of snow.
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but temperatures generally getting still above freezing. but much colder on friday, around the low 40s, compared to 60 and a chilly weekend of the forecast coming up. >> 20-degree difference. okay, bob. thank you. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. confessing to another crime. the prime suspect in natalee holloway's disappearance. moving south. he felt as the candidates head from new hampshire to north carolina. first lady michelle obama opens up about her goals for her programs. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it is about 6:30. 45 degrees with light rain in central maryland. good evening. thanks for staying with wjz. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. the prime suspect in the aruba disappearance of natalee holloway, pleads guilty to killing another woman in peru. alison harmelin reports for wjz. >> reporter: joran van der sloot told the court he is, quote, really sorry for what happened. in spanish, he confessed to the panel of three women judges that he robbed and then killed 21-year-old stephany flores in 2010. the confession ends the trial that started just last week and
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gives van der sloot the possibility of a lighter sentence. >> reporter: van der sloot is well known in the u.s. as the prime suspect in the disappearance of 18-year-old natalee holloway in aruba. the 24-year-old dutch citizen was arrested in aruba twice but never charged. and his lawyers argued that investigation left him traumatized. van der sloot met flores in a peyou've -- peruvian casino and got angry and snapped her neck when he learned that she had discovered his connection to the holloway case. >> reporter: lawyers say there could be some kind of payback for her life. they don't think the court will go easy on van der sloot because he could be a danger to society. >> reporter: van der sloot's lawyer call his client deeply regretful of the murder. af court -- after court, van der sloot laughed with his attorney. when he's sentenced, he is
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expected to get 20 to 25 years behind bars, with the possibility of parole in 10 years. alison harmelin, wjz eyewitness news. >> holloway was from alabama and disappeared while on a high school graduation trip to aruba, where van der sloot grew up. a car bomb in iran kills a scientist. in the latest of a series of attacks there. police say two researchers stuck magnetic bombs to the motorcycle. security forces in tehran surrounded the car as witnesses looked on. >> reporter: i saw the bike speed by, this witness said, they were wearing black hats and had something in their hand. >> reporter: the scientist is the fourth to die in a nuclear bomb in four years. mitt romney wins new hampshire. and now, the race for the republican presidential nomination heats up in south carolina, ahead of that state's primary. randall pinkston reports with
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the latest on the campaign trail. >> reporter: newt gingrich is back at work, campaigning in south carolina. after finishing fourth in the new hampshire primary, the former house speaker is looking ahead. >> i think over the next 10 days, we will consolidate conservatives across south carolina. and i think as we do that, we will win the south carolina primary. and that will set the stage for a very exciting florida. >> reporter: gingrich is courting conservatives through campaign ads and e-mail. he and other gop candidates are spending millions to slow mitt romney. romney left new hampshire this morning, a winner. >> the support of conservatives here, evangelicals, independents. we were winning among all those groups. so if i could duplicate that elsewhere, i could become the nominee. >> reporter: it won't be easy. romney is ahead in the polls, but south carolina is a different state. >> rick perry and santorrumorrum hoping to play to that. perry came here early hoping to
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jump start momentum. >> you win in south carolina and traditionally, you are the republican nominee. >> a political consultant who worked on mitt romney's 2008 presidential campaign. he said south carolina thought he was too liberal then. but today, it's different. >> this time around, we just want to beat barack obama. so i don't think you have to be ultraconserveconservative, but somewhat conservative. >> for perry, the stakes in south carolina are high. >> randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> south carolina's primary is saturday, january 21st. the first lady's work at the white house. cbs news sits down with michelle obama, as she opens up about her goals for her programs with children in military families. and they're much higher than simple photo ops. >> i don't want this just to be p.r. i'm always asking people on the ground, do you feel what we're
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trying to do? and until they feel it in their own lives and their own homes, we have to keep working. we have to figure out how do we tap deeper so we haven't just moved policy, but really moved lives. >> reporter: to see the complete interview with first lady michelle obama, go to, click on news and click on the link. don't make dinner. make reservations. baltimore county's winter restaurant week starts tomorrow. it will feature fixed price favorites. old papas painting, de la rosas, and the melting pot. the promotion will run until january 21st. time now for a quick look at the story. efforts by the nfl and the ravens to crack down on counterfeit products. hospitals are turning to alternative medicines and therapies. and can towson finally end the nation's longest division 1
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losing streak? for these stories and a lot more, read tomorrow's baltimore sun. and look for the updated first warning weather team. a maryland mother gets her wishes granted, thanks to towson town center. monique griego explains how a local contest is helping out a grieving mother. >> reporter: in between taking care of her two boys, barbara nowitzki doesn't have a lot of time and money to splurge on herself. but that all changed thanks to towson town center. >> i opened it and i was like, what? i was excited. it was shock and disbelief. >> reporter: barbara won the "your wish granted giveaway." >> we invited readers of my blog to write me and tell me what they wanted for christmas or hanukkah or the holidays, from the mall. >> i just decided to keep it sweet and simple and what i really wanted at the time. >> reporter: right now, barbara's husband, major andrew nowitzki is deployed to afghanistan. her wish was to buy new outfits
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for her and her boys to welcome him home in march. >> i have been running and trying to look my best. so -- i'm going to get emotional. >> reporter: what may seem like a small wish means a lot to barbara. >> i want to just look good. i want to feel good and look good. >> reporter: in addition, she asked for a date night with her husband. and the mall made that happen by providing a gift card to a restaurant and a gift card to give to a babysitter. >> reporter: with both her boys in to. >> it was a wonderful experience. >> reporter: the guru granted barbara's wish. she got a new outfit and a new attitude. the boys also got matching dud toss show their dad. >> i think he'll really be happy and proud to see us and a v a lot of provide -- have a lot of pride to see his family. >> reporter: and barbara's husband comes home in march for two weeks and goes back to afghanistan. he'll be home for good in july. >> that's nice. still to come. drug smuggler busted am details
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on what happened at dulles airport. improving safety on our country's highways. how he's doing it. bob turk. first warning weather center. big changes coming once again. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. and wjz would like to see your purple pride. here are some of your favorite purple-and-black photos. to see a complete slide show, go to ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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drug bust at dulles international airport. customs officers arrested a nigerrian man. they became suspicious while inspecting the man after he arrived in ghana. an x-ray revealed pellets in the man's abdomen. a teen driver is hoping his voice is heard in washington as he asks lawmakers to pass tougher highway safety laws. tara mergener has the latest. 17-year-old joe pelockowitz had only been driving for two months. >> although i remember the crash, the first few months of
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being in the hospital. i just know how lucky i am to be here today. >> reporter: joe slammed into a tree in 2010. suffering a brain injury, broken back, pelvis and rib. >> it's been horrible going through what i have been through. >> reporter: she's now working with the advocates for highway and auto safety, fighting to get tougher safety laws for the road. >> reporter: the group is calling on states to pass 15 laws, covering everything from seat belts, booster seats and motorcycle helmet rules to restrictions on teen drivers and texting behind the wheel. >> reporter: every year, about 33,000 people die in crashes across the u.s. and over 2 million more are injured. >> reporter: ad -- advocates say putting tougher safety laws in place will make a difference. >> we know that this will save lives and save the state's money. and we like to see them be more aggressive and serious about getting the job done. >> reporter: joe says tougher laws, including increasing the driving age to 18 might have saved him a lot of heartache.
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>> if i had one wish, it would be to go back to the day before my wreck. >> reporter: and that's why he's lobbying lawmakers to force drivers to make -- play it safer. tara mergener, wjz eyewitness news. >> the group also grades states on their safety laws. the complete list can be found on the website, safer an animal rights group is claiming full responsibility for setting fire to one of california's largest beef processors. the activists torched several tractor-trailer rigs. they received a detailed statement from the activist. the fbi has joined the arson investigation and is looking into the claims, as well as several other leads. more illness and possibly more deaths could come from the listeria outbreak, linked to cantaloupe. congressional investigators say third party who gave a superior rating before the outbreak, largely ignored government guidance on food safety.
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listeria outbreak is linked to mysterious deaths. meanwhile, the fda says it is stepping up testing for a fungicide that has been found in low levels in orange juice. officials say the juice is still safe. but the increase in testing is just to make sure there is no problem. because the fungicide is not approved in the u.s., any amount in food is illegal. well, scott pelley has a preview of what's coming up tonight on the cbs evening news. we have been watching the incredible pictures from snowbound cordova, alaska all week. and we'll tell you why there's so much snow up there. and snow little in the -- so little in the lower 48. that's tonight on the cbs evening news. thanks, scott. here's a look at tonight's tonight's numbers from wall street. we'll ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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taking a live look outside right now. it's a rainy, dreary night outside. bob turk has more now on what is to come. >> big changes once again. >> tonight, damp, rainy, yes. could be moderate rain from time to time. tomorrow, probably cloudy in the morning. but during the day, we'll see some sunshine. and much milder temps getting into the mid- to upper 50s. maybe even touching 60.
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late tomorrow night, early friday morning, the front comes through. friday morning. maybe around the low 40s. during the afternoon, probably dropping into the mid-30s. there may be a little brief period of rain or snow showers early friday morning. down to 21 at night. chilly weekend. yes. 38 on saturday. normal, 40 on sunday. but there could be a flurry on sunday afternoon. and 36, cold again, on monday with partly cloudy skies. denise? >> all right. thank you, bob. still to come on eyewitness news tonight. the ravens are healthy and ready for their super bowl run. >> mark is live at the team's training facility with the latest. i want a baby.
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well, i have to assume the owings mills-ravens training center is lit up. mark is there with the wjz the fan sports report. mark? >> how are you doing, denise? yes. the quest to win the nfl championship could be one of attrition. the road to the super bowl can be littered with injuries. but the ravens are in great shape. all of their players should be ready to go against the houston texans. and that's a team that has already lost its starting quarterback and its best defensive player. advantage baltimore and they'll take it. >> reporter: before hitting the practice field, a number of players get injuries treated in the training room. but for most ravens, the bumps and bruises aren't severe
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enough to keep them from playing. one big reason the ravens are considered the best team in the conference is because they are the healthiest. >> that's been a positive. it's a credit to the way our guys work in the weight room. and sometimes, it's just good, old-fashioned luck. >> you look at the way we are on all around the ball. i think it's exciting to be in that place where we are. >> we've never been this healthy in the play-offs and this rested. we just get to see how we take advantage of the opportunity. if we capitalize on it or let everyone slip away. >> yes. they are healthy and feeling good. and they'll certainly be feeling better if they can beat the texans here in baltimore on sunday. it's a game you can see here on wjz. coverage comes your way at 1:00. and our coverage will continue when the game ends. i'll be reporting live from the stadium, with highlights and reaction from the team in our season's pizza post game report. the big play-off weekend ahead,
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here on wjz. now, if the ravens can win on sunday, they will go on to play the winner of the denver new england game. if the patriots win that game, the afc title game will then be played in foxboro. so the ravens certainly are rooting for an upset. tim tebow and the broncos pulled off what many call a huge upset when they beat the pittsburgh steelers in the wildcard round. the broncos are a two-touchdown underdog when they take on new england. everybody likes the cinderella story. tebow and the broncos aren't thinking about winning a championship. they're just enjoying the ride so far. >> no. it's definitely not super bowl or bust. i think you have to -- that's why i'm talking about enjoying the journey. you have to just have fun every day. and that was a lot of fun on sunday. but enjoy it. and enjoy the blessings that we have. and not just look forward to the destination. but i'm having fun every day. and, you know, whatever
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happens, i'll definitely count it as a blessing and thankful for the opportunity. >> reporter: coming up saturday night, it's the broncos and the patriots. tebow against tom brady. and that's the game you can see here on wjz. 8:00 kickoff again right here. now, watching a game on tv isn't good enough for some fans. in fact, front row seats aren't good enough. check out these two fans who found themselves seated amongst the players on the dallas mavericks bench, during their game in the nba last night. those guys had front row seats. they just moved over a little bit so they could be a little closer. should have brought their sneakers. maybe they have -- they would have put nem in the game. college park will take on wake forest. and towson is at home. we'll have highlights. plus, more on the ravens tonight. as joe flacco fires back at his critics. you'll want to hear it tonight at 11:00. >> thank you, mark. was worried that umbrella wouldn't hold up. but it made it, thank thankfully. ,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,
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don't miss the cbs primetime lineup tonight. it's the annual people's choice awards show. then stay tuned for eyewitness news at 11:00. >> finally tonight, a tiny dog saves the day when her owner's house goes up in flames in new orleans. the chihuahua, butter cup, rescued her owner when her 105- year-old house caught fire in the middle of the night. the owner says butter cup slammed her whole body into her face until she woke up. she said it if it were not for butter cup, she may have lost her life. >> that's it for us tonight, everyone. i'm vic carter. >> and i'm denise koch. thanks for watching wjz, maryland's news station. >> pelley: tonight, troops move in to rescue an american
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