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investigators know so far, and the impact here in baltimore. >> hello, everyone. i'm vic carter. >> and i'm denise koch. here's what people are talking about tonight. >> boston and much of the nation on edge. there is still no claim to responsibility for the deadly attack. but we are learning more about the bombs use. wjz is live with extensive complete coverage. derek valcourt has more on the security extensions in baltimore. mary bubala, with a baltimore teacher who was injured. but first, ninita nair is report-- vinita nair is reporting for us. >> reporter: well, the fbi just wrapped up a press conference, giving us the very latest on the investigation here in boston. we now know there is not a suspect. they tell us the saudi man they had questioned, whose home had been searched, was a victim himself, someone who was injured when those bombs were detonated. they are encouraging people to come forward with cell phone
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video, with any images they have of 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. the devices were put inside pressure cookers and placed insiding 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 survive overs, -- survivors being treat federal are shrapnel injuries and pierced ear drums. >> i couldn't hear. there was a ringing sound. >> reporter: more than 130 hithurt. several lost limbs. three people were killed, including 8-year-old martin richard. president obama called the bombing a cowardly act of terrorism. >> if you want to know who we are, what america is, how we respond to evil, that's it. selflessly, compassionately, unafraid. >> reporter: surveillance
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cameras like this one nearby the crime scene are proving crucial to investigators. they are using them, combined with cell phone footage of any photos they can find, in the hopes of catching the suspect. >> 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 competing. >> people aren't going to stop. in fact, they'll be probably running even more. >> reporter: the area will be closed off at least until thursday. >> now, the white house is still not commenting on whether they believe this attack was carried out by a domestic or a foreign threat. but we can tell you that president barack obama will be here in boston. he's slated to arrive on thursday morning, while he will preside over an inner faith service. reporting live from boston, vinita nair, back to you. >> and our complete coverage continues with adam may, who speaks with more maryland runners who sprntsed the ter-- experienced the terror in
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boston firsthand. >> reporter: more than 140 marylanders were in boston, taking part in that race. many have come home and now tell me they are fortunate they made it back here without injuries. >> what do you like about running? >> i like that it's an individual sport. >> reporter: a competitive runner since her teens and a track team captain at towson university. but memories of her first boston marathon, now tarnished by the terror attack. >> i felt very nauseous. because i was just thinking, oh, my god. that could have been me. i could have been there. i could have been one of the people either injured or helping other people. and every time i see on the news, it just brings back those memories just, right there at the finish line, that i was there. >> reporter: in fact, megan left the area, just minutes earlier. when she and a friend heard the blast. >> we had to say goodbye. i had to get my flight. looked down the road, saw the smoke, heard the explosions. then saw it again. at first, we were like, oh,
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it's a celebration. but we noticed when the second one went off, something is not right. >> we got out as quickly as we could. >> reporter: he took these pictures of the actual blast area, after he crossed the finish line, just about an hour before the attack. >> the moment that stuck out for me was a teenage girl, maybe college aged, 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 and megan's friends at the falls road plan to run again. >> we're not going to step down. >> you're going to run again? >> yeah, i think i will. >> reporter: and i've also talked to other marylanders that didn't run in the race. but they were actually up there cheering on friends and family. they described chaotic scenes, where after the blast, people were running around the area, trying to get in touch with their loved ones. fortunately, everyone i talked to in that situation, they were able to find their loved ones and they were unharmed.
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reporting live, adam may. >> a local preschool teacher is among those who were seriously injured in the bombings. complete coverage continues now with mary bubala, with more on her. mary? >> reporter: 29-year-old erica branock of cockeysville, is undergoing a second surgery now, after being wounded in the attack. >> reporter: 29-year-old erika branock was in boston to cheer on her mom, carol phillips downing, who was running in the marathon. erika, her sister and brought, were all at the finish line when the bombs went off. [ explosion ] branock, a howard county native, who teaches at a towson county preschool, sustained extensive injuries to her legs and feet. >> the latest we heard from her mom is that she is going to surgery this morning. 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 suffered
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severe burns. erika's facebook page is filled with messages of concern and support. they wait for near information as she under-- more information. >> we did not get word from her mom, until 11:00, or 11:30 last night, that she was in the icu, in the hospital, and her mom was with her. >> reporter: erika teachers 2- year-olds -- teaches 2-year- olds. parents, teachers and school leaders are praying for her. >> we're thankful that she's alive. and that she's in the hospital, in critical condition. >> reporter: today, erika's school put the statement up on its web page. the tragedy in boston has touched the trin itcommunity in a very real way. -- trinity community in a very real way. one of our teachers, erika branock, was there to cheer on her mom who was running in the marathon. please pray for erika and her family. >> reporter: again, branock was scheduled for a second surgery today. her preschool children made a get well card that will be sent
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to her at the hospital in boston. >> our complete coverage continues now with derek valcourt, who has more on the heightened security here in the baltimore region, including at tonight's orioles game. >> reporter: as the orioles take to tampa bay tonight, they begin a nine-game stretch at home. so they're expecting huge crowds. as many as 20,000 people. and after what happened at the marathon yesterday, police here aren't taking any chances. [ horn honking ] >> reporter: at the busy tourist-friendly inner harbor, an increased police presence. though there has been no specific threat to baltimore, police commissioner anthony batts promised heightened security and a deployment of the city's special operations team, in the wake of the boston bombings. >> the responsibility is to check suspicious activities, check trash cans, check the perimeters. you will also see our bomb dogs and k-9 officers working the area as well. >> reporter: sky eye chopper 13 found heavily-armed tactical
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patrol officers on the job. 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 inspect thorough -- expect thorough checks of all backpacks and where they can sweep in advance of the games. >> 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. 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. ure can't let -- you can't let something like this change things. >> reporter: and a live look right now at the gate outside of utah street. you can see there are police here. they are starting to do some of the bag checks at all of the gates inside, promising to do a
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very thorough check of backpacks and all bags going into the stadium tonight. we can tell you, police have really started to swarm this area in the last couple of hours. and one of the things we have noticed, they've gone around. and this plaza here, at babe ruth plaza, and taken out all of the garbage cans. that's just one of the security precautions we're seeing here at camden yards, where we are live, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right. thank you very much, derek. and wjz now has the latest on the terror attacks at the boston marathon. the death toll remains at 3, with dozens more injured, some in critical condition tonight. there is still no claim of responsibility. federal investigators believe the bombs were placed in a dark- colored backpack or bag. president obama will travel to boston to attend the service for the victims on thursday. and we invite you to 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 and coming up tonight at 7:00, scott pelley and the cbs
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evening news, come to you live from boston tonight. stick around for the latest on the investigation and the victims, right after eyewitness news. a quarter million dollars bail for the man charged in the death of a long-time baltimore city employee, killed in front of city hall. wjz is live at oriole park, where matt herzel is being remembered tonight. rochelle ritchie with more on the charges. rochelle? >> reporter: hi, vic. the fans here at camden yards, will be filled with loyal orioles fans, minus one, the city employee, hit and killed. the driver now facing charges in the death. >> reporter: 43-year-old johnny johnson is the man police say was behind the wheel of this black acura, when he hit and killed 45-year-old matt herzel. >> next thing i heard was a crash. and we went running and saw a man on the ground. >> reporter: johnson said very little at his bail review, as the judge set bail at $250,000. >> reporter: investigators say
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a state trooper spotted johnson, exiting the jfx at more than 100 miles per hour, just as matt herzel was crossing the street here 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. >> this was his passion. >> 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 the vehicle turned up cocaine, heroin, and drug paraphernalia. herzel was laid to rest last week. tonight, his seat at camden yards will be empty. but dozens will cheer on the o's, while his family allows the legal system to run its
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course. >> the justice system, i'm sure, will take care of it. and it's not in our hand. >> reporter: and we've already seen a number of matt herzel's friends, showing up here to camden yards. the family was given 30 tickets to tonight's game. and there also be a moment of silence. we're live tonight at camden yards. rochelle ritchie, wjz eyewitness news remember. >> and johnson right now remains in the baltimore city detention center. well, baltimore city is suspending the use of all speed and red-light cameras. this comes as the city shifts to a new vendor. but there were smill problems with at least one camera, issuing improper tickets to drivers not speeding. the city recently spent more than $2 million to replace all the speed cameras because of problems with the previous vendor. the system is suspended until those problems are fixed. well, the new tax is causing controversy in maryland. it is nicknamed, the rain tax. renters, homeowners and businesses will pay a new tax, based on how much surface area a person has on their property.
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the money raised from the tax would be used to improve storm water runoff systems. it's all part of an epa mandate to clean up water in the bay. well, is there any chance of rain this evening? a live look outside now. temperatures return. can spring showers be looking far behind? wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. meteorologist chelsea ingram and bob turk are updating the forecast for us. first, here's bob. >> yes, there is a chance we'll see shower activity. i'll show you that a little later on. take a look at mild temperatures. 72 now. 73 in d.c. the cool spot, ocean city, only 58. and even 73 out in oakland. and temperatures right now, running 18 degrees warmer in oakland; we're at 14 degrees warmer than we were justice at this hour. ocean city is actually four degrees warmer than 24 hours ago. what do we have coming our way the next few day. >> chelsea ingram in the outback with a look at a pleasant night. and changes temperature-wise. >> yeah. we've got a lot of warm
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temperatures. you gotta enjoy it while we have it. because again, that is going to change. we have a storm system that is going to be bringing all of that blue and green you see on the screen. that's colder air. headed or way, but not until this weekend. enjoy it while you can. we've got a trough dipping down. and the jet stream, moving very far south. that's going to bring down colder air from the polar regions. and that's entering our neighborhood as we head into the weekend. bob, let's go back inside to united states. >> actually, it's us. thank you, chelsea. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. unforgettable images. an elderly runner, caught in the blast zone in boston. hear his remarkable story. a 15-year-old boy is hit and killed in pasadena. now, the hunt is on to find the driver that didn't stop to help. i'm monique griego. the vip and the vp. vice president joe biden's visit means extra security at the university of baltimore. and how is the rest of the
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it is mostly sunny 72 degrees in central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. a desperate plea from an anne arundel county family tonight, after a teenager is struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver. monique griego speaks to the boy's heartbroken family. >> reporter: 15-year-old sciular marion and two are the 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, skylar's father is asking for help. >> skylar marion was just making a quick trip to the corner store last night when an suv struck the teen and his friend. 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 in shock trauma, before the 9th
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grader died. >> i was raising three kids, but now i only got two left because of this coward. >> reporter: police are on the hunt for the vehicle involved. it's described as a 1997 to 2002 ford expedition. >> that vehicle may have sustained serious damage on the front end passenger's side. >> neighbors say over the years, this stretch of road has seen countless accidents and dozens of fatalities. >> it's horrible. it's horrible on the mountain roads. >> they want something done to make it safer. >> there's no sidewalks. i mean, why don't they have some sidewalks? >> reporter: while skylar's family believes focus is needed, their main focus is for skylar. >> it's the person who swerved off the road and hit a child and then left. >> reporter: marion even made a permanent plea to the-- personal plea to the community for help. >> can you just 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 skylar.
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find has murderer. >> reporter: district leaders say there were counselors made available at chesapeake high school to help students and staff that needed it. reporting live, monique griego, wjz eyewitness news. >> the sexton teenager who was hit was treated at the hospital and released. if you have information, you are urged to call, anne arundel county police. vice president joe biden is expected here in baltimore any moment now, to help celebrate the new university of baltimore law center. political reporter pat warren has more on the preparation. pat? >> reporter: that's right, vic. in addition to the customary security sweep, they've stepped up security here, particularly in light of the boston bombing. >> reporter: the opening of the new university of baltimore law center brings the vice president to town. >> that means a lot to us. it's the commitment that he has had. and the connections that he has had with our state. >> reporter: there have been no credible threats. but there's no taking chances. vice president joe biden's
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panoramic elevator ride may be a little dizzying. but it will be secure. planning director peter torren says all precautions are being taken in the wake of the boston bombing. >> we have been working with, obviously the white house 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 have ratcheted that up. we've redoubled those efforts. >> reporter: the uv law center is named after ark lum peter angelos, -- alum peter angelos. the groundbreaking in 2010 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 are among the other dignitaries that will be attending. we're still waiting for the vice president to arrive. this is a preliminary ceremony
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to the grand opening, which takes place on april 30th. i'm pat warren, reporting. now, back to you. >> okay, pat. thank you very much. and of course this event gets under way any innocent -- minute now. they're expecting it to last about an hour. expect some delays. >> the weather is very, very pleasant out there. very nice temperatures. take a look out there now. we're still at 72. did get up to 74 this afternoon. briefly. southeast winds at 8. plenty of sunshine. the barometer holding steady right now. we'll come back and take a look at the risk of spring showers after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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wjz is hearing breaking news. a suspicious letter has been sent to the senate. it has tested positive for the poison ricin. the envelope tested positive at the u.s. capitol off-site, mail facility. senators are apparently being briefed by federal officials right now. and of course, wjz will continue to update you, as more information becomes available. all right. let's take a look at our weather. pleasant afternoon. plenty of sunshine right now. we have clear skies. but there's a chance we'll see showers dropping later on and during the overnight. 73 in oakland. 81 in cumberland. and only 58, ocean city, getting a breeze often the ocean here. locally, pleasant temperatures. some upper 60s to the low 70s, just very nice afternoon. a normal high now is 65. we get up to 74.
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briefly this afternoon. we're talking 9 degrees above normal. right now, southeast to south wind. ticking up a little bit. and there will be a small craft advisero the bay through late tonight. right now, we have a southeast wind at 8. but 13, 14, and 15. and up to our north as well. shower activity across new york, pennsylvania, now approaching wheeling, pittsburgh area. rain in heavy central and northern ohio. moving up toward cleveland. and probably staying well north of us. but some showers still lingering on the ohio river. cincinnati to louisville. some of these, if they make it over the mountains, will probably make it late tonight. and morning showers. thundershowers and lightning a few spots as well. don't have the best-looking wednesday coming our way. there's the front, behind the front, it is cooler. in fact, cool enough for snow now. from a little iowa, through nebraska, into wyoming, where they've seen anywhere from 12 to 18 inches of snow in that vitint, -- vicinity, believe it or not. for our area, the front kind of
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sagging across the region. it will probably stay in enough mild air. but looks like thursday, some drizzle could come in. and friday, a front out to the west will finally clear the region. that will give us some cooler conditions for the weekend but should be the wet of the day for friday night. in the meantime, mild air coming in the next couple of days. temperatures coming up. northeast winds on bay. bay temp, around 55 degrees. tonight, yes, later on. shower activity. maybe thundershowers in a few spots. 56 tomorrow. 72 again. but mixture of clouds and sun with the front and the shower or thundershower threat tomorrow morning again. and maybe even late tomorrow afternoon. doesn't look like a perfect afternoon. we still have a little rainfall. make sure we. we need it. >> we do need it. i'm alex demetrick. coming up, gambling on green to make green. that story as eyewitness news continues.
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six years later. just a day after the terror in boston, remembering the victims of another senseless attack. unthinkable. an 8-year-old boy, one of the victims in the boston bombings. much more on this young life cu,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it's 6:30. 72 degrees. mostly sunny. hello, everyone. thanks for staying with wjz. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. one of the victims killed in the boston marathon attack is 8- year-old martin richard. he and his family were at the finish line when the bombs went off. complete coverage continues now with adriana diaz, in the boy's home of dorchester, massachusetts, where that community is in mourning. >> reporter: flowers and a candle rest on the richard family's front porch in dorchester, massachusetts. martin richard was just 8 years old, when a bomb on a boston street ended his short life. he was standing with his family near the finish line of the boston marathon, when the explosions went off. the boy's mother and little sister were badly hurt. in a statement, martin's father, bill richards said, my dear son martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on boston. my wife and daughter are both
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recovering from serious injuries. we think our family and friends, those we know, and those we never met, for their thoughts and prayers. >> they're all-american family. >> jane sherman is a neighbor. >> they used to play outside all the time. the kids were outside all the time, having a good time. and it's just a horrendous tragedy. >> reporter: this entire community here in dorchester is in shock. 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 then he used to work to make everybody happy again. >> yeah. >> but this, he can't because he's passed away. >> reporter: bill richard 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 recover.
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in dorchester, massachusetts, adriana diaz, wjz eyewitness news. >> funeral plans for martin are now pending. >> well, tonight, there are more and more videos of the explosions emerging. and our complete coverage continues with mary bubala, live in the newsroom. mary? >> denoose, many-- denise, many specters, along with runners themselves, were carrying cell phones and caught the blast. [ explosion ] >> this amateur video was filmed by runner jennifer tracy. she was just a short distance from the finish line, when the first blast went off. and take a look at had video from wbz in boston. it shows a runner's wife on the stand, when the bombs goes off on the other side of the street. tonight, police say the bombs were made out of pressure cookersers and were filled with nails and ball bearings to inflict massive damage. those types of bombs are also used overseas. >> police are trying to
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determine what was used to sets off the explosives. one of the lasting images from yesterday's attack, an elderly runner, knocked to the ground with the impact of the explosion. terrell brown spoke to that man. >> reporter: at the first bomb explosion near the finish line, one runner is seen falling to the ground. legs buckled by the blast. the runner is 78-year-old bill efrin. >> shocked when it just hit my whole body. and my legs just started gittering around. i knew i was going down. >> reporter: a veteran of 45 marathons. efrin traveled from his home of washington state, to run the marathon for the third time. >> i was just approaching the last straightaway to the finish line. and i had had a good day. and i was feeling really good. >> reporter: fewer than 20 feet from the finish line when the explosion forced him down. he says his injuries were minor. >> didn't feel any severe pain. but as i rolled over, i seen a
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little scratch in my leg. but nothing too bad. so i laid there, just momentarily. >> reporter: efrig was immediately surrounded by first responders, then helped up by marathon officials remember as the wounded were taken away from the scene in the remaining runners forced from completing the race, efrig walked another half mile to meet his wife at their hotel, right after he crossed the finish line. >> reporter: wjz now has the latest on the terror attacks in the boston marathon. the death toll remains at 3, with dozens more injured. some remain in critical condition tonight. there is still no claim of responsibility. federal investigators believe the bombs were placed in a dark- colored backpack or bag. president obama will travel to boston to attend a service for victims thursday. stay with wjz on air and online for complete coverage of the explosions at the boston marathon. for developments any time, log onto and coming up at 7:00 p.m., scott pelley and the cbs evening news, live from boston. tune in for the latest on the investigation and the victims coming up, right here on
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eyewitness news. wjz wants to update you on the breaking news we told you about a short time ago. cbs news now is confirming a letter sent to a u.s. senator's office preliminarily tests positive for the poison ricin. the letter was sent to republican senator roger wicker of mississippi. it was apparently an envelope. and the poison was detected at the u.s. capitol off-site mail facility in d.c. further testing on that envelope is under way right now. and senators are being briefed also right now on that situation. well, today marks the 6th anniversary of another horrible act of violence. the massacre at virginia tech. people are remembering the victims murdered april 15th, 2007. that is when a gunman went on a killing rampage, killing 32 students and two teachers at the university. that gunman eventually tooks took his own life. the motive remains a mystery today. a school officer, accused
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of placing a camera inside a rest room at a school. police say a student at glen burnie high school spotted the camera last month. after a thorough investigation, prosecutors decided no laws were violated, so the roof will not be -- officer will not be charged. they said the device was not used to transfer images. an administrative investigation is still ongoing. sometime now for a look at 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 basketball coach, lefty dreisle. and another favorite, liver and onions. for these stories and more, read the baltimore sun. and remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. eliminating the import. that's what general motors has done with a new plan unveiled today in whitemarsh. outside, gm rolled out its
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latest electric vehicle, called the spark ev. inside, it opened its doors at the whitemarsh plant that makes the sparks go. >> today commemorates the fact that we are making these motors here on u.s. soil. and we're the first domestic automaker to do so. >> reporter: a two-part electric motor, made up of copper wires and a spinning magnet. >> electric motors have to be smooth and quiet and powerful and reliable. >> you're welcome to take video, showing the different stages of this. >> reporter: it's a far cry from the old gm assembly plant that closed years ago. high-tech machinery and robots now mesh with people that build the motors. >> insert. with the second slat 1. >> this joins a much larger transmission facility door. but the product represents a gamble by gm. sales are beginning to rev up. a big change from pushing gas guzzlers in the past.
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>> how nice is it to be an automobile company and be for fuel economy, rather than opposing it. >> reporter: if this plan is catching the wave of the future, automakers hope its brings back some of the past. >> as both our plants grow, we might have the opportunity to bring some of our people back home that transfer to other locations. >> reporter: there's certainly plenty to plan for other vehicle spinoff sales. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> the spark will begin going on sale this summer. the number of miles it gets per charge, has not been released by general motors just yet. still to come on woornlg -- wjz eyewitness news. a meningitis scare, causing major concern in one los angeles community. i'm bob turk. first warning weather center. warmer temps and the risk of some showers. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. and wjz 13 is always on. here are the top stories at at this hour. for updates on all the day's news, and the updated forecast, log onto
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we continue to update the breaking news we told you about this hour. roger wicker. preliminary tests positive for the poison, ricin.
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cbs news reports that the letter was intercepted by the capitol police and never made it to wicker's office. the letter has been handed over to baltimore fish, which is testing it for ricin. no injuries are reported. wjz and cbs news will continue to update you with more information. a meningitis scare in los angeles has many residents concerned. teresa garcia reports for wjz. one community is trying to stop the disease from spreading. >> west hollywood restaurant owner, marco capany, is worried about the health of his workers. >> most of my front staff is coming down to get this job. >> reporter: employees are heading a few doors down to a local farm assess that started offering free meningitis vaccines. >> on three, one, two, three. >> reporter: the west hollywood community is on edge, after a gay 33-year-old lawyer died last week. >> several ever my customers are -- were good friends and at his bedside when he passed. >> reporter: health officials are investigating to see if there is a link to an outbreak
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of bacterial meningitis among gay men in new york city, where 22 people have gotten sick and seven have died since 2010. >> we will be doing a fingerprinting exercise on that bacteria to see if it looks like it's similar to ones other places. >> reporter: the a.i.d.s. health care foundation here in los angeles is offering 10,000 free meningitis vaccinations to anyone who thinks they're at risk. some here waited two hours at this pharmacy to get a shot. >> you know, it's always going to be, to do preventive measures with stuff like this. >> reporter: bacterial meningitis can spread through close contact, including kissing, sharing food and sex. symptoms usually developed within three to seven days of exposure, and include high fever, stiff neck, head and muscle aches and confusion. capany says he's not taking any chances. >> i just want to be on the safe side. >> reporter: health officials are also reaching out to gay groups to raise awareness. in west hollywood, teresa
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garcia, wjz eyewitness news. >> and bacterial meningitis can be cured with antibiotics, if treated quickly. here's a look at tonight's closing numbers from wall street. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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our string of nice april evenings continues. a live look outside right now. we are getting spoiled by this nice weather. wjz is live with this first warning weather coverage. meteorologist chelsea ingram and bob turk are updating the forecast. first looks like a nice day to be outside, chelsea. >> it's did to be okay tomorrow. we have the chance for a few showers, even a thundershower or two. it will be around 62 degrees to start off your morning. and by the afternoon, temperatures increasing into the mid-70s. we'll see a peek of sunshine here or there. by the evening, still that chance of rain in the forecast, 65 degrees. now to bob and the five-day forecast. things will be pretty green by the end of the week. with showers tomorrow. and maybe thunder late tonight and tomorrow. 72, 72 on thursday. maybe a little drizzle. a little warmer and good chance late in the day or at night. shower and rain activity. chilling down to the weekend again. but we should dry out.
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62, 40. and 6238 on sunday. denise? >> >> thank you, bob. the orleios will honor the great jackie robibson tonight. >> coming up next in sports. ,,,
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all right. the orioles are home. and they're here to stay for a
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while. mark is here with the wjz the fan sports report. . >> yes, denise, nine straight games tonight. starting with the tampa bay rays in town. at ballpark. last hour, we heard from ryan flaherty, the orioles' second baseman, reflecting on the happening yesterday at the bombing of the boston marathon. and that being close to home, how much it bothered him. and bitter emotion tonight. we should say more positive emotions, celebrating the life of jackie robinson. as you know, he'll be remembered for being the first african american player ever alouded in the league. and what a player he was. orioles like to get baltimore youth active and involved in baseball. jones took the kids to a screening of the new jackie robinson movie last night and he talked about introducing young players to his sport.
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>> not something you can force. rbi has done great. but in the end of the day, we're in the united states. we have tons of different options, you know? and no one necessarily has to go with baseball. we're just trying to keep it in the kids' minds that baseball is a great sport. >> reporter: all players wearing jackie robinson's number 42 tonight. [ no audio ] hernandez earlier this season. first pitch tonight, coming up in about 10 minutes. and you can see it on masn. now, earlier today, i was at owings mills, where the ravens were getting ready for next week's college draft. the ravens are certainly one of the best in the league when it comes to picking players out of college and building a roster. and since the super bowl, well, they were doing a lot of rebuilding. losing players like anquan boldin, paul krueger and ed reed. but the ravens, speaking today. remind us, they knew that
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change was coming. >> we had a plan in place. and we had to allow the plan to unfold. it unfolded, after we won the super bowl, which makes it really, really nice. but it also makes it really, really tough, when you -- you know, you go to battle with guys. and then you ask them, -- you have to walk away from the old organization. because we have to prepare for 14, 15, and 16. >> and another roster edition today. the ravens signed backup quarterback haney, a veteran who has played for the bears and broncos. haney will compete with tirod taylor to joe flacco's backup in baltimore. unveils the 2014 regular season schedule. many are eager to find out where the ravens will kick off this season. it's going to be a thursday night road game on september 5th. the announcement coming in just a couple of days. and the nfl mourns the
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passing of pat sommerall today. sommerall died today, at the age of 82. pat sommerall was paired with john madden for 22 years of play-by-play of 1/2 games. and finally, basketball legend, keith booth has a new job. he's been hired as assistant to gm coach. it was after his seven seasons on gary williams' coaching staff at the university of maryland. of course, keith, an outstanding player at the university of maryland and at dunbar high school. orioles and the rays coming up. you can see it on masn, first pitch in about 10 minutes. we'll have highlights at happen:00. happen:00. here on -- ,,,,,,,, tim -- you're mulch-flipping again, aren't you?
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don't miss the cbs primetime lineup tonight at 10:00. it's an all-new episode of golden boy, followed by eyewitness news at 11:00. that's if for us tonight. back at 11:00. >> doaptsz go away. much measure ahead on the cbs evening news with scott pelley. >> pelley: tonight from boston, the hunt for the marathon bomber. >> someone knows who did this.
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pelley: but they're still at the starting line. >> the f.b.i. is investigating it as an act of terrorism. >> pelley: john miller, bob orr and elaine quijano have the latest including what we now know about the bombs. we've learned the identities of two of the dead, a woman and an 8-year-old. jeff glor on martin, the boy who put a face on the tragedy. dr. jon lapook tells us how the youngest of the wounded are being treated tonight. and don dahler on the stories survivors are telling. >> everybody was just spectacular. the most well organized response i've seen in my entire life. captioning sponsored by cbs >> this is the cbs evening news with scott pelley reporting tonight from boston. >> pelley: good evening. no motive, no suspects, and the f.b.i. is now asking for help to identify the marathon bomber. they found a lot o


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