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hi. i'm kai jackson! and i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. no arrests have been made. no one right now claiming responsibility for the boston marathon bombs. a news conference with some new information is expected any moment. we will go to that live. when that happens. again, three are dead. more than 175 people injured. 17 of those are critical, including a local teacher. wjz has complete coverage with the reporters, live from boston to baltimore. but we begin with vinita nair, she's at the scene in boston, with the very latest information as they search for a suspect, starting in boston. >> in this investigation here in boston. police still don't have a suspect's name. earlier, we had heard that they were talking to a saudi national, someone that was being questioned whose home had a search warrant executed on it. but now they are telling us, this man was a victim himself. someone who was injured when those two bombs were detonated.
>> reporter: a law enforcement official tells cbs news, the bombs that exploded near the finish line of the boston marathon, were built and put in place to look like pieces of trash. [ explosion ] >> the devices were put inside pressure cookers and placed inside bags. the pots were packed with nails and small metal pellets. >> we were maybe 10 feet away from the explosion. >> reporter: nicholas yanni and his wife are among the survivors being treated for shrapnel injuries and pierced ear drums. >> i couldn't hear too much. it was just a lot of must haved, ringing sounds. >> reporter: more than 170 people were hurt. several lost limbs. three people were killed, include 8-year-old martin richards. brahm called the bombings a cowardly act of terrorism. >> if you want to know who i -- who we are, what america is, how we respond to evil, that's it. selflessly, compassionately, unafraid. >> reporter: surveillance cameras like this one nearby the crime scene are proving
crucial to investigators. they are using them, combined with cell phone footage and any photos they can find, in the hopes of catching the suspect. >> there you go, ma'am. >> reporter: runners returned to the scene today, to pick up belongings they left behind and their marathon medals. leah valgardson said despite the attack, she'll keep running. >> people aren't going to stop running. in fact, they'll probably run more. >> reporter: mourners are laying wreaths at the site. >> reporter: as for the second victim, 29-year-old crystal campbell, cbs news has learned she was here in boston. she was with a friend and they were hoping to capture an image of another friend, as they were crossing the finish line. police say all of the tips, all of the images, they're all being sifted through right now. they said there have been countless interviews conducted. they are just hoping for some lead on who the suspect could be. reporting live in boston, vinita nair, wjz eyewitness news. >> wjz complete coverage continues. adam may speaks to runners who
ran in yesterday's marathon. >> reporter: more than 400 marylanders were running that race in boston. hundreds more were there cheering them on. now it's been more than 24 hours. the reality of the situation is setting in for some of those folks. some of them were very close to the finish line when those blasts went off. >> what do you like about running? >> i like that it's an individual thing. >> she has been a competitive runner since her teens at towson track university. but memories of her first boston marathon, now tarnished by the terror attack. >> i felt very nauseous. i thought, oh, my god, that could have been me. i could have been one of the people injured or helping other people. everyim i see it on the news, it just brings back those memories, right there at the finish line, that i was there. >> reporter: in fact, megan left the area just minutes earlier. [ explosion ] when she and a friend heard the blast. >> we had just said goodbye. i had to get my flight. you could hear the explosions,
the smoke. then a couple of second later, you hear it again. at first, you're like, they're celebrating the marathon, patriots day. that's what everyone was saying. but when the second one went off, we were like, something is not right. >> reporter: we got out as quickly as we could. >> reporter: ryan mcgraph is one of the runners in boston. he took these pictures after he crossed the finish line, just about an hour before the attack. >> the moment that stuck out for me, a teenage girl, maybe college age, came running by in tears and leaving a voice mail, clearly for a parent or somebody, just saying something to the effect of, when you see the news, don't freak out, i'm okay. >> reporter: both ryan's group of runners plan to run boston again. >> we're not going to step down. >> you're going to run again? >> yes. i think i will. >> reporter: that's a common statement i heard from a lot of the runners that i've spoken to over the last 24 hours. a lot of the people from maryland were also on public transportation, trying to get out of the city. at the time the blast went off, they really describe a
terrifying scene, where a train service, bus service, subway service, tea service, all came to a grinding halt. in some situations, people couldn't get any cell phone service. then they started hearing about the bombings. made them concerned about their personal safety. finally, they got home. a lot of people left boston early, just wanted to get back here to maryland. we're live, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> wjz's complete coverage of the terror in boston continues. derek valcourt is live in orioles park, with more on how local police are reacting. derek? >> reporter: keep in mind, the boston bombings happened at a sporting event. and although there is no credible threat that things could happen here today at camden yards, police are not taking any chances. police here prepare for huge crowds tonight, as many as 20,000 people could be on hand. and that is why tonight, they have really increase the presence, at and around oriole park at camden yards. >> reporter: at the busy
tourist-friendly inner harbor, an increased police presence. though there has been no specific threat to baltimore, police commissioner anthony bats promised heightened security and a deployment of the city's special operations team. in the wake of the bombings. >> check suspicious activity, check trash cans, check the perimeters. you will also see our bomb dogs and k-9s working the area. >> reporter: sky eye chopper 13 found heavily-armed tactical officers. k-9 cops were spotted at light rail stations downtown. and extra officers also on duty at the train station and other transportation systems. city officials asking for citizens to do their part. >> we should never lose focus on the fact that if you see something, you should say something. >> reporter: that heightened awareness, also on display at camden yards, where fans can expect thorough checks of all bags in backpacks, and where security teams plan sweeps of the stadium, in advance of the game. >> we are paying particular
attention to suspicious packages and also trash cans. >> i'm glad that they'll have extra police. we were down at the inner harbor last night. they had police there and dogs and the police boats and everything. they really stepped it up. and i think that makes you feel secure. but you gotta go on what you like. you can't let something like this change. >> reporter: a live look. a lot of police have started coming here to camden yards in just the last hour. police are going to be here all night long. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right, derek, thank you. we are getting a briefing right now, regarding the boston marathon bombing investigation. we take you now live to boston, with the governor, duval patrick, and more there from the fbi. [ no audio ] [ please stand bry
] >> any of us are able to take questions from any of you. let me start with special agent delorria. >> thank you very enough, governor patrick. my name is rick delorria. let me recap our investigative efforts this afternoon. yesterday, at this time, our collaborative efforts were focused on saving lives and treating the injured. at the same time, resources were directed to ensure the safety of our community. as soon as those important tasks were completed, first responders focused on establishing a criminal investigation. the fbi's boston joint terrorism task force, composed of more than 30 federal, state, and law enforcement agencies, including the boston police, the massachusetts state police, atf, hsi, united states secret service, and others responded to the scene. many were already there as part of the general security for the marathon already in place.
first step law enforcement took was to secure the physical area in the area of the blast to protectegance devices itself. -- protect against devices itself. this morning, boston p.d., massachusetts state police and atf, officially began its forenzics -- forensics recovery at the site. goal to recover physical items related to the blast. those items have been recovered and issue being sent to the fbi's laboratory in quantico, virginia. they will reconstruct devices and make up components. among items are pieces of black nylon, which could be from a backpack and what appear to be fragments or bbs. possibly contained in a pressure cooker device.
dark-colored nylon bag or backpack. the bag would have been heavy because of the components believed to be in it. at this tonight, -- point it would be difficult to determine the components use. we won't know with certainty until the laboratory completes its final review. away from the scene yesterday afternoon, the jttf began its investigation. immediately after the bombing, the fbi initiated a command post. those assigned to the jtf, an lifts and other personnel from every state, local, and federal government agency associated with jtt if. and many others on their own, including boston p.d. and mass state police, more than 1,000 law enforcement officers across many agencies, had been assigned to this investigation, via the command post. they began canvassing sources, reviewing government and public source databases, and
conducting interviews with eyewitnesses and others to determine who is responsible for this crime. we are doing this methodically, carefully, yet with a sense of urgency. all across the nation and around the world, the force of the united states is working hard to locate those responsible. already, the fbi has received more than 2,000 tips, as of noon today. many of which have already been reviewed, analyzed and vetted. we will continue to work around the clock tirelessly, side by side, with our partners to continue to investigate an act on these leads. regarding who might be suspected of this event, the investigation is in its infancy. as law enforcement, it is our responsibility to thoroughly review each and every piece of eferredz. some of our -- evidence. some of our activity you may see. some of it you won't. but rest assured, we are working hard to get the answers. at this time, there are no claims of responsibility. the range of suspects and motives remains wide open.
importantly, the person who did this is someone's friend, neighbor, coworker, or relative. we are asking anyone who may have heard someone speak about the marathon or the date of april 15th in any way that indicated that he or she may target the event, to call us. someone knows who did this. cooperation from the community will play a crucial role in this investigation. we ask that businesses review and preserve video surveillance, video, and other business records in their original form. and we are asking the public to remain alert, ask alert us of the following activity. any individual who expressed a desire to target the marathon. suspicious interest in researching how to create explosive devices, the noise of explosions in remote areas, prior to yesterday, which may have been used as tests by those responsible for these acts, someone who appeared to be carrying an unusually heavy,
dark-colored bag yesterday, around the time of the blast, and in the vicinity of the blasts. as further substantive details become available that are appropriate for release, together, we will either issue a press release, or hold a press conference. and tomorrow, we plan to hold another press conference in the early afternoon. thank you very much. and i want to thank the public for their tremendous support in this investigation. it is crucial to our ultimate success. and i thank the residents of the city of boston, the citizens of the commonwealth of massachusetts, for this information that has been provided to us. >> and that was rick delori, the aic agent in charge of the fbi, talking about the bombing in boston. the joint terrorism task force is using its entire resources to try to find the person responsible. you heard mr. delori talking about the bombs were in pressure cookers, with crude things like ball bearings and nails and bbs, but used to
create the maximum amount of casualties. eyewitness news will keep you posted on the developments of the bombings happening in boston. in the meantime, a towson teacher is seriously wounded in the bombings. erica branock was there to cheer on her mom, who was running in the marathon. details of the story are still coming in at 5:30, on wjz eyewitness news. stay with wjz on air and online for complete coverage of the explosion at the boston marathon. for the latest developments any time, log onto cbsbaltimore.com. be sure to watch the cbs evening news at 7:00. scott pelley will be live in boston, with updates on the attacks. and this just in, the baltimore city department of transportation suspends speed and red light cameras. problems have surfaced, as it transitioned to a new vendor, including clerical mistakes, involving payment options on citations and the posted speed limit. officials call the mistakes unacceptable and say cameras will be suspended until the
problems are fixed. well, bail is set at $250,000 for the man charged in the death of a long-time city employee, hit and killed just a week ago. wjz is live at camden yards. rochelle ritchie has more on the charges and how the victim's favorite baseball team will honor him tonight. rochelle? >> reporter: well, hi, mary. tonight, the fans here at camden yards will be filled with loyal orioles fans, minus 1. the city employee, who was hit and killed last week. the driver now facing a slew of charges in his death. >> reporter: 43-year-old johnny johnson is the man baltimore city police say was behind the wheel of this black acura, when he hit and killed 45-year-old matt herzel. >> i see him with the chase. and next thing i heard was the crash. and we were running. seeing the man on the ground. >> reporter: johnson, whose criminal history includes robbery, said very little at the bail review, as the judge set bail at $250,000. >> reporter: investigators say a state trooper saw them at
more than 100 miles per hour. just as matt herzel was crossing the street here at lexington and pleasant to go home. johnson slammed into him, killing him instantly. >> reporter: matt herzel worked at city hall for 28 years and loved the orioles with a passion. tonight, the orioles will pay respects to one of their number 1 fans. herzel is the victim's brother. >> it's just a terrible situation that we have to go through. and we just don't want it to happen to anyone else. >> reporter: after a week of being free, johnson is now charged with manslaughter by automobile, homicide by motor vehicle, and a dui. police say a search of a vehicle turned up cocaine, heroin and drug partner. her swrtle-- herzel was laid to rest hast week. -- last week. today, his seat will be empty but others will be honoring him. >> the justice system, i'm sure, will take care of it.
and it's not in our hands. >> reporter: and the orioles gave matt's family, 30 tickets. tonight, they'll also hold a moment of silence. in camden yards, rochelle ritchie, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right, rochelle, thank you. johnson, the suspect, remains in the baltimore city detention center tonight. clouds fill the morning skies, but disappear by the afternoon. here's a live look from sky eye chopper 13. milder temperatures return. can spring showers be lurking somewhere? meteorologist chelsea ingram and bob turk are updating first warning weather. >> did get pretty mild this afternoon, with a good deal of sunshine. take a look at numbers now. we're at a very pleasant, i mean, beautiful 72 here. 81 in cumberland. 74 in d.c. and cooler, 59 ocean city. temperatures right now are running 14 degrees warmer here than they were yesterday. 19 degrees warmer in oakland. and just about 4 degrees warmer in ocean city. so what are we expecting the next few days, temperature- wise? and weatherwise, chelsea ingram in the outback with a look at what we have coming our way.
>> reporter: thanks, bob. make no mistakes, changes are coming. enjoy the warm weather while you can. by the weekend, see that blue and green? that cooler air is going to be pushing toward us. we have a dip in the jet stream. and that brings down cooler air from the north pole. but first, we'll enjoy warmer temperatures for a few more days and even rain and thunderstorms. bob will have your full forecast coming up in a bit. now, let's go back to you inside. >> chelsea, thank you. still ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. remembering martin richards. he is one of the youngest victims in the boston bombings. we'll hear from the community in mourning. i'm alex demetrick. coming up, distracted driving. while -- why it may be more dangerous for young drivers to drive alone. that story as eyewitness news continues. vips and the b -- vp. vicevice president joe biden's visit means extra security at the university of baltimore. most of the day has been
partly sunny and 72 degrees in central maryland. the complete first warning weather forecast coming up. distracted driving. some say it's safer not to have other teens in the car. but that may not be holding true in the cases of distract driving. alex demetrick reports on a new study with details linking accidents to driving solo. >> reporter: when young drivers' only companion is a cell phone, accidents increase. >> reporter: maryland laws have increasingly given maryland police more authority to crack down on the most distracted
driving. >> trying to text and drive. >> reporter: not that it's all that hard. if we don't do it, we certainly do it. >> everybody does it's -- it. it's unfortunate. >> reporter: over 3300 deaths caused by distracted driving. 387,000 injured. in a survey, 95% of teens questioned said they had used cell phones while driving, most often when they drove alone. >> given how connected teens are to their cell phones, it seems realistic that that would happen. >> reporter: that's led to a big push to educate young drivers, using simulators to show the dangers. >> just having the phone in my hand for me was difficult. >> when you're looking down, there's like no way you can look at the road. >> reporter: and according to a triple a, mid-atlantic study, those are passed look along. >> 50 to 60% of the crashes, involving 15 to 17-year-old drivers, did not have any passengers in the cars with them. then when we looked alt
passengers wthree -- with three or more, with a teen driver, that dropped to 12%. >> reporter: not that horrible accidents with passengers don't happen. last week, four teens died on kent island. but statistics say driving alone with a phone, still poses the greatest risk. >> they don't have the peer pressure of other teens in the car, telling them to hang up and drive. >> reporter: a new maryland law goes into effect this october. drivers under 18, caught using a mobile device while driving, will lose their driver's licenses. back to you. >> thank you, alex. that surthey -- survey that found 95% of the drivers showed they used phones phones to read e-mails, go to websites and even view videos. if you're waiting for someone to get home from works, -- work, hopefully they are driving safely with the phone down. here's kristy breslin, live at wjz traffic control. >> hi, mary. hi, everyone. or, of course, blue tooth. but we have lots of delays on the roadways. if you're traveling on the
harrisburg northbound direction. heavy road, from shawan to belfast. traffic crawling from stevenson to bel air road. 895 past 70. also delays stretching out on 70 westbound, from 29 to marriottsville road lane. slow traffic, 32 past 100. and a lot of accidents, still lingering out there. baltimore annapolis boulevard, at cedar cliff court. merit boulevard at german hill. let's take a live look. as you can see it's barely moving there on the west of york road. this traffic report is brought to you by the 2013 preakness. saturday, may 18th. go to facebook.com. vice president joe biden is on his way to baltimore, to help celebrate the university of baltimore law center. wjz is live in mount royal. political reporter pat warren is there, as preparations get under way.
>> hi, kai. the customary security sweep for the vice president has been stepped up as baltimore continues under a heightened security level. >> reporter: the opening of a new university of maryland law have, brings -- center, brings the vice president to town. >> that means a lot to us. the connections he's had with our state. >> reporter: there have been no credible threats, but there's no taking chances. vice president biden's panoramic elevator ride may be a little dizzying, but it will be secure. planning director peter tour says all precautions have been taken. >> we have been working with the vice president and the vice president's team, literally for months. but yes, with all of the precautions that were in place. and we had planned with the horrible events, we've ratcheted that up. we've really redoubled those efforts. >> reporter: the uv law center is a state of the art greenville center. along with peter angelos, whose multimillion dollar center made
it possible. the groundbreaking brought state and local dignitaries together. the completion of the center gets national attention. >> we are thrilled that he has acknowledged what this building means. but also what this school means. >> reporter: governor o'malley and senate president mike miller will also be here. the official grand opening is later this month. i'm pat warren, reporting. now back to you on tv hill. >> pat, thank you. the program starts at 6:15. we saw the sun shining down on pat out there. >> nice out there. pretty nice. pretty warm. take a look at temps now. we've warmed up to the low 70s. southeast winds at 10. barometer right now falling. we do have a chance overnight and tomorrow, of some of those spring showers. we'll be back after this. ,,,,,,
a nice spring day. 72 now. 74 earlier. 59 ocean city. and at 81 up in cumberland. locally, right around the mid- 70s. a few upper 60s by the bays. very pleasant afternoon. there's a front to the west of us with shower activity, late tonight and also during the day tomorrow. maybe a couple of chances we'll get some showers in the region. and even some spots could have thunder. maybe a little lightning. maybe activity in ohio,
indiana. as you can clearly see, most of that will pass to the north. but that front is going to stay south of us. some of that may survive. showers not too far north of cumberland. we had this front close to the region the cooler air to the north. warm air to the south. kind of hard. these temperatures all over the place. looks like we'll cool down briefly thursday. maybe a little drizzle, warming up on friday. and this front coming through friday night. showers, good chance of rain. and it cools down again. gets breezy, just in time for your weekend. northeast winds on the bay tomorrow. and a small craft advisory. bay temps around 55 degrees, by the way. tonight, maybe a shower. a few spots could have a thundershower later on. 56, tomorrow. back up from where we are now. 72, with clouds and sunshine. but a shower or a thundershower threat is certainly possible. morning and again by late in the day tomorrow. >> all right, bob. thank you. still ahead at 5:00. praying for the best. the outpouring of support for towson preschool teacher, seriously hurt in the bombings.
a 15-year-old boy is hit and killed in pasadena. now, the hument is on to find the driver that didn't stop to help. coming up, a father's plea to the public. i'm mike schuh, downtown. using hundreds of coaches and community leaders to talk to young men about domestic violence. this story coming up next. and here's today's report from wall wall street. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,
it is a little after 5:30, 72 degrees and clear out there tonight. good evening. thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. new details about the evidence in the terror attack at the boston marathon that killed three people, injured more than 170. minutes ago, the fbi agent in charge. investigation talked about what evidence agents are finding at the bloody blast scene. and what has to happen now. >> among items partially recovered are pieces of black nylon, which could be from a backpack in what appear to be fragments of bbs and nails, possibly contained in a pressure cooker device. we are expediting this blast evidence to our laboratory in
quantico, virginia, for a complete and thorough analysis. >> and president obama is planning to travel to boston on thursday to attend an inner faith service for the bombing victims. one of those victims is a local preschool teacher. 29-year-old erica branock of cockeysville is recovering from serious injuries from the blast. >> reporter: 29-year-old erica branock was in boston, to watch and cheer on her mom, carol phillips downing, who was running in the marathon. erica, her sister and brother- in-law were all at the finish line when the bombs went off. [ explosion ] branock, a howard county native, who teaches at a towson preschool, sustained extensive injuries to her legs and feet, according to the reports from her family. >> the latest we have heard from her mom is that she is going back into surgery this morning am she has severe injuries to both of her legs. and they were working on, i believe, reconstructing her right foot this morning. >> reporter: they also say her sister's legs are broken and her brother-in-law suffer
severe burns. erika's facebook page is filled with messages of concern and support, as her friends and colleagues in maryland worry for her and wait for more information as she undergoes a second surgery at a boston hospital. >> we did not get word from her mom until about 7:00, or 11:30 last night, that she was in the icu, in the hospital and her mom was with her. >> reporter: erika teaches 2- year-oldsa the trinity episcopal center in towson. parents, schoolteachers are praying for her. >> we're thankful she's alive. she's in the hospital about she's still in very critical condition. >> reporter: today, they put this statement on the web page. the tragedy in boston has touched the trinity community in a very real way. one of our teachers, erica branock, was there to cheer on her mom, who was running in the marathon. please pray for erika and her family. >> reporter: and again, branock was scheduled for a second surgery today in boston, according to reports from her
family. and children at erika's preschool made a ged get well card for her today. they are sending it on to her in boston. one of the three victims killed in the attack is 8-year- old martin richard. he and his family were at finish line of the race where the bombs went off. his sister and mother were also badly hurt. adriana diaz reports for wjz, from dorchester, massachusetts. >> reporter: flowers and a candle rest on the richards' family front porch in massachusetts. martin richards was just 8 years old, when a bomb on a boston street ended his short life. he was standing near the finish line when the boston marathon explosions went off. the boy's mother and little sister were badly hurt. in a statement, martin's father, bill richards says, my dear son martin has died from the injuries sustained in the attack on boston. my wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries. we thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers.
>> they're your all-american family. >> jane sherman say neighbor. >> they used to play outside all the time, the kids had a good time. and it's just a horrendous tragedy. >> reporter: this entire community here in dorchester is in shock. and now, martin's friends have to cope with the fact that their classmate is not coming home. >> reporter: andres and alejandro went to school with martin. they say they'll miss his sense of humor. >> he used to try to make a sad moment into a funny moment. and he used to work for it to make everybody happy again. but this, he can't,because he's passed away. >> reporter: bill richards asks everyone to "continue to pray for my family as we remember martin. we also ask for your patience and privacy, as we work to simultaneously grieve and to recover ." >> adriana diaz, wjz eyewitness news. >> the richard family had gone to get ice cream before returning to the area near the finish line. stay with wjz for complete coverage of the explosion at
the boston marathon. for the latest developments any time, log onto cbsbaltimore.com. be sure to watch the cbs evening news tonight at 7:00. scott pelley will be in boston, with updates on the terror attack. the search is on tonight for a hit-and of run driver, who struck a group of pasadena teens, killing one. tonight, monique griego has reaction from the boy's heartbroken family. >> reporter: 15-year-old sciular marion and two other teenagers were walking along this stretch of mountain road, when they were hit from behind. and tonight, as neighbors say, this dangerous road needs to be changed, sciular's father is pleading for help in finding the driver that hit his son and didn't stop to help. >> reporter: sciular marion was just making a quick trip to the corner store last night, when around 9:30, an suv struck the 15-year-old and his friend, as they walked along mountain road in pas dean. -- pasadena. the driver who hit the teen didn't stop. >> i don't know if they were texting. i don't know if they were drunk. >> reporter: mike marion spent
several days by his son's side before the chesapeake high school 9th grader died. >> who hits something and just leaves? that's a complete coward. >> reporter: police are now on the hunt for the vehicle involved. it's described as a 1997 to 2002 ford expedition. >> that vehicle may have sustained some serious damage on the front end passenger's side. >> reporter: neighbors say over the years, this stretch of road has seen count little accidents and dozens of fatalities. >> it's horribility. it's horrible on the mountain roads. >> reporter: they want something done to make it safer. >> there's no sidewalks. i mean, why don't they have some sidewalks? >> reporter: while sciular's family agrees, changes are needed, their main focus is finding the driver. >> it's not the child. the child was walking on the grass. it's the person who swerved off the road and hit a child and then left. >> reporter: mare wrong even made a personal plea to the community for help. >> put $20 or $30 in your gas tank. and go look.
see if you can find anything that has got any kind of damage. that would be the best thing to do for skyular. find his murderer. >> reporter: district leaders say there were counselors made available today at chesapeake high school, to help students and staff that needed it. reporting from pasadena, monique griego, wjz eyewitness news. >> and the second teen hit was released from the hospital with minor injuries. anne arundel county police are asking anybody with information to call them. >> police say a thurmont man called to his death on a mountain in washington county. it happened at high rock and appears to have been an accident. officers say the 34-year-old leaped from the peak of a mountain, to a metal grate before jumping and losing his balance. about a dozen people were at the popular lookout spot. one of them called 911. the man died before medics could reach him. a look at the statistics shows that in the time it takes me to read this, another woman in the united states was the
victim of domestic violence. representatives from cbs sports, verizon and the ravens are hoping to change that. >> reporter: organized sports can be a pretty macho experience. and the team leader, the coach, is in a unique position, to influence young men, long after the game has ended. >> we have to ask ourselves as men, how many of us talk about love out loud. >> reporter: now the verizon foundation has paid for 400 college coaches to learn ways to teach young men how to avoid being an abuser. moderating this morning, cbs sportscaster, jd brown. >> we want them to get the tools and resources from all of us in terms of what we can do to shape healthy men out there. >> a group called a call to men, is the organizer. this is one of its cofounders. >> while the overwhelming majority of violence against women is men's violence, the overwhelming majority of men are not violent being but we're silent about the other violence
other men perpetrate. organize may not get 400 in the room to hear about domestic violence. but get jb here to interview new raven linebacker, chris canty, ask you'll fill the room to hear the message. >> i want to use the platform or play in the national football league on to make a difference in young peopley lives in the communities. i realize it's a unique opportunity in the community, when you have the attention of young men. you have the attention of men that look up to you as well, that you can mobilize that and use that for something really positive. >> reporter: at the sheraton downtown, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. >> and that conference will reach about 1200 coaches. its next stop will be in seattle next month. time for a quick look at some of the stories yule find in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. more on the latest problems with the city's new speed cameras. the university of maryland unveils a new piece of art as a tribute to former terps' men's
basketball coach, lefty drizel. an old favorite, liver and onions. not my favorite. remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. >> i'm telling you what. my mother used to try to sneak that on the table. >> would you eat it? >> no. >> i gotta tell you, it smells wonderful in the house. but i just couldn't stomach liver. >> kai. there is no way. i have yet to try to feed it to my children. because i still can't stand it. >> same here. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. vote on hold. why the bipartisan senate plan for expanding background checks for guns is a no-go. bob turk. first warning weather center. mild temps. but the risk of showers and -- as well. -- as well. i'll have the exclusiv,,,,,,,,,,
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well, we have a nice, sunny afternoon. looks like a pretty decent night at least for a little while. what about your wednesday? spring showers out there? chelsea is in the outback with a look at that forecast. >> thanks, bob. we've got a chance for a couple of showers even a thunderstorm or two. around 62 degrees to start. then by the afternoon, we're going to be up to the mid-70s for many of us. then back down to the upper 50s
and mid-60s by the evening time, so bring an umbrella along with you. now, let's go to bob for the five-day forecast. >> tomorrow, temps about like today. but there will be a risk of showers, of course, as you mentioned. thursday, looks like lots of clouds. back to low 70s. mid-70s again. friday night, best chance of some rain coming in friday night. early saturday. then it cools down again. 62, 40. sunshine for the weekend for the most part. 62, down to 38. chilly on sunday night. mary? >> okay, bob. thank you. today is the 6th anniversary of the virginia tech shooting rampage. it comes a day after bombs went off at the finish line at the boston marathon, killing three, injuring more than 170 others. as the nation warns this fresh tragedy. the state of virginia is causing the victims of its april 16, 2007 shooting rampage. this college student went on a shooting rampage. the gunman took his own life.
it's considered the deadliest shooting rampage in modern u.s. history. the u.s. senate is not expected to consider a bipartiss an gun bill, until the end of the week. the vote has been pushed back. the measure would expand background checks for all firearms sales. currently does not have the 60 votes needed to overcome gop opposition. critics say that background checks do little to curb gun violence. of course we'll keep you updated on the big story of the day. an intent investigation under way. into the deadly bombings in boston. live complete coverage. [ no audio ] all the day's breaking news. coming up all new at 6:00. now, back to you. >> all right, vic. thank you. still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. the o's are back home. sports director mark viviano is live at camden yards. hey, mark. how are you doing, mary?
yes, the birds are back. and there is baseball here in baltimore tonight. but some of the players, one in particular, have the boston marathon on their mind, after what happened there yesterday. we're going to hear from ryan flaherty and why it means so much to him. that's ahead when eyewitness news,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
the o's are back tonight to face tampa. it is the start of a long home stand. and sports director mark viviano has more. >> nine straight games here at camden yards. the orioles will begin that home stand, with the tampa bay rays here in town. for the first of a three-game series. birds are back home after a road trip that took them to new york and boston. and their recent time in boston certainly makes stronger the feelings that the team has about what happened yesterday at the boston marathon. and it certainly hits home, strongly for orioles' second baseman, ryan flaherty. he's a new england native. and he has many family and friends who live and work in the boston area. he has attended that city's patriots' day celebration in the past. and he was taken aback by the
news yesterday. i asked him about that yesterday. >> it was an eye-opener for sure. and to have people there in the city working and people that attend -- everyone goes to the marathon. it was an eye-opener. >> you play professional baseball. you play in stadiums. you play around groups of people. is this something that makes you think more about this now or what? >> you know, personally, no, not really. i feel safe. in the country i live in. safe in the city i play in. and i think it's just something that unites. >> oriole players attended a security briefing and a special meeting today, getting an update on security both here at home and on the road. coming up next hour, we'll have more on the o's, including adam jones, reflecting on this jackie robinson celebration day, throughout major league baseball. and we'll hear from ravens general manager ozzie newsome, as the ravens prepare for next week's college draft. that's ahead at 6:00. back to you for now.
>> mark, thank you. here's something you don't see all the time. a huge gorilla running in terror from a goose? a couple of canadian geese flew into the enclosures in wichita. when a huge silver back tried to get a closer look, it sent them running in the option direction. -- opposite direction. >> that is funny. still to come on eyewitness news. baltimore runners return from the tragedy at the boston marathon. >> i was just thinking, oh, my god. that could have been me. i could have been one of the people. >> reporter: i'm ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
coming up now on wjz eyewitness news. act of terror. the investigation into the deadly boston marathon bombing. gravely wounded. a maryland teacher caught in that blast. taking no chances. security being stepped up here and in baltimore. wjz is live with extensive complete coverage. >> check in for these and all the day's breaking news. >> wjz eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now. terror strikes boston. two bombs rocked the city and
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