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station. shots fired near the u.s. capitol. >> a lock down and officers swarm to the area. the latest on this frightening situation i'm mary bubala. >> i'm vic carter in for kai jackson. breaking news from washington dc. a chase and gunfire outside the u.s. capitol as dozens of police swarm the scene. danielle nottingham is on capitol hill with the investigation, linh bui speaks to lawmakers and denise has just released video of the chase. let's go to immediately to danielle nottingham with the latest on the situation at the capitol right now. danielle. >> reporter: capitol police say this appears to be an isolated incident but there are several scenes and police are still collecting evidence. >> sources tell cbs news a woman tried to ram her car through a white house barricade today. police then chased the woman about a mile to capitol
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hill where secret service agents shot and killed her. the chase was captured on camera. police surrounded the car and then it backs up and speeds off. a capitol police officer was injured during the chase. >> one of our officers was struck in his car. he appears to be conscious and breathing. we're following up. >> no officers shot? >> as far as we know, no officers shot. >> there was massive police response. capitol hill was shout down. house and congress members were told to shelter in place. mark and his wife teresa came to talk to their congressman. >> i dropped down to my knees. i was like where do with we go. >> the car sped all down the street. all the response vehicles were behind them.
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then we heard what soupeded like an explosion. >> police have not said why she struck the barrier. >> reporter: police are working to confirm the a young child was in the car with the woman during the chase. back to you. >> thank you. our complete coverage continues right now. linh bui is live at the scene. she's speaking with lawmakers about the scare. >> reporter: it is still a very active scene near the capitol building. roads are still blocked near that building as police do their investigation. we can see at least a dozen police officers scouring through this scene looking for evidence. they're directing traffic around the area. we can say the mood is calmer than it was when the shots were first fired around 2:15. we talked to congressman dutch ruppersberger. he describes what that was like. take a listen. >> i was coming out of the
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capitol. i was going over to my office. i did not hear shots. 2 minutes after i left the capitol parking lot is when the incident occurred. i came back to my office and people are saying it's a lock down, get into your office. the capitol police have trained our staff and let us all know that when there are situations like that that occur you're supposed to lock your doors, turn your lights out and listen for communication. that's exactly what occurred. >> reporter: wjz also talked to a young man who lives about a block away from the capitol. he said he was in the basement of his home when he heard the gunshots, maybe 7 or 8. he rushed outside to see what was happening. take a listen as he describes what he saw outside his house. >> i saw a black car that looked like it had run up the side of the curve or crashed. it was off the road.
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a few seconds later i saw a police officer kind of hugging a small child, taking that child away from the scene. >> reporter: at that point he said officers rushed him back into his house and told him to stay there as they did their investigation. so, again, much calmer out here right now. still a very active investigation as they decide what exactly happened here this afternoon. we are live in washington dc, linh bui. >> authorities say this entire incident started around 2:18 sand was over at 2:24. >> witnesses are describing a chaotic scene at the capitol. complete coverage continues now with denise in the news room with more reaction. >> reporter: we're getting our first look at the police chase. this video shows the shooting outside the capitol. it started as the woman in the black car was driving around in circles.
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you see her weaving through security, driving through a barriers even. a witness describes what he saw. >> i heard between 7 and 10 shots fired. however, the car continued on, the police chased it. a few seconds later there was what sounded like an explosion. it may have been another accident. i couldn't tell. there were police running everywhere. they came out with assault rifles. we were in the middle of a government shut down protest. it was very scary. >> reporter: now, when the shots range out shorts took to loud speakers, told everyone to take shelter in place. this is a picture taken near capitol hill of what appears to be a group of young people taking cover. u.s. capitol police and the fbi will investigate. >> thank you. wjz now has the latest on the situation in washington dc. it started when a woman tried to ram a security gate at the white house with her
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car. we saw that video. she was chasing then to cap itol hill where shots were fired. cbs news is reporting that she died. the capitol was locked down for about a half an hour and a police officer was injured in the traffic accident during that chase. his injuries are not life threatening. stay with wjz for complete of the capitol hill shooting. we'll continue to update you on the investigation. for instant updates and more images from the scene go to in the mist of the capitol hill shooting it is the third day of the partial government shut down. there's no signs to an end to the stalemate. wjz has complete coverage. jessica kartalija explains how the budget impasse is effecting medical patients who may not be able to participate in life-saving clinical trials. first danielle nottingham continues to follow the back and forth on capitol hill. >> president obama says the partial government shutdown
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could be ended today with a vote on a short-term spending bill. he said house republicans won't let that happen. >> speaker john boehner won't let the bill get a yes or no vote because he doesn't want to anger the extremists in his party. >> president obama accusing republican leaders of giving in to tea party members who are obsessed with stopping his health care reform. >> we should sit down and have a discussion. because there is an insistence on no negotiations, no talking, my way or the highway we are here. >> house republicans are taking a piece mill approach to try and reopen parts of the government. today their pushing to pay national guard troops. senate democrats call that strategy a ploy. >> more american blame congressional republicans for the shut down and most americans want compromise. >> many republicans acknowledge
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a bill to fund the government would pass the house easily if republican leaders allow the vote. >> it's put some 800,000 federal workers on unpaid leave. it's closed national parks, government websites and office buildings. in addition to the shut down there's another budget crisis looming. two weeks from now the u.s. government will run out of cash to pay its bills unless congress agrees to raise the debt ceiling. on capitol hill, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> the defense department said today the navy football game against the air force academy is on for this weekend despite the shut down. that's because the game is not funded by the government. all other service academy sports remain on hold. our complete coverage continues. every week hundreds of patients, including children are admitted to new clinical trials at the nih. now many are losing hope as the government shutdown continues. eyewitness news is live. jessica kartalija has the details for us.
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>> reporter: well, about 200 new patients are admitted to these trials every week. of those 200, 30 are children. of those, about 10 of them have cancer. >> don't break it. >> 8-year-old nattie doesn't look sick. this week her leukemia came back for the fourth time. the clinical trial cannot be approved by the fda because it's been shutdown with the rest of the federal government. >> i am completely blown away by how callus and how carelessly they've just kind of used us as their pawns to push their own agenda. >> robin said her cancer all is curable in 90% of the cases. her daughter is in the 10% category. she went through a clinical trial that worked. now it's up in the air.
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>> this is truly life or death. this isn't a game. this isn't pushing one idealology another over. this is my baby's life. >> sick people hope ing ing to join clinical trials here at nih are being turned away because 3/4 of all employees are being furloughed. those enrolled will still receive care. >> the lab animals at nih are being taken care of but if you have pediatric cancer you're not. i would hope we could agree that they should be. >> while they act like children they should take a cue from my child and act like her. she's 8 but she's showing maturity. >> love. my only answer is love. >> reporter: now, ironically just 2 weeks ago her and her parents were on capitol hill urging lawmakers to provide more funding for pediatric cancer
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research. jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you. she is a pretty incredible litte girl. thank you. about 75 per % of nih employees or 15,000 people have been furloughed. stay with wjz 13 for complete coverage of the government shutdown. we will bring you the latest on the negotiations and the impact here in maryland. no charges against the man who accidentally ran over his grandson at a 4th of july parade. 7-year-old kyle aldrid aldridge died after he fell and was hit. police say there's no way he could have known what happened. another beautiful day outside today. let's take a look out there. a good day to take a motorcycle for a ride around lake montabello. in dewitt hill park kids and parents took advantage of the great advantage on swing sets, walking the trails out there, riding your bike around them.
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taking a live look outside, a mix of some clouds but we're flirting with warm weather meteorologist tim williams is at lake ashburton with the wjz mobile weather lab. first bob is updated our temperatures. >> a tiny bit cooler today than yesterday. right now 82 degrees. 83 in washington. 82 up in cumberland and only 74 down this ocean city. the dew point up a little bit from what we saw yesterday up to 60 right now. temperatures locally still mid 70s to the low 80s. tomorrow we get back into the southwest wind again. it's just beginning to turn right now. temperatures will go up maybe 1 or 2 degrees over what we saw this afternoon. the humidity will increase a little bit tomorrow. maybe a shower or thunderstorm in some spots by tomorrow afternoon or tomorrow evening which is typical of summer but not october.
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83 today. so far it may not have gotten quite that hot. the official high in the next 30 minutes. 92 the record. the normal is only 71 degrees on this date. we've been way above normal all week long. now out to tim live with a look at karen in the gulf of mexico. tim. >> reporter: you know, you talked about the heat here. here at the wjz weather mobile lab we're looking at 78 degrees. temperatures are coming down. still well above our normal high of 71. still we're looking at a change in the forecast. the humidity has been climbing. we're going to see more humidity and chance for some rain. all courtesy of tropical storm karen. this storm is just around 400 miles to the south of mississippi, just south of the mississippi delta and moving to the north, northwest at about 12 miles per hour. it's going to strengthen to potentially a category 1 hurricane before making land fall.
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then those remnants will start to move in our general direction. we will get all the moisture. we certainly need the rain. what we will not get is the death and destruction that comes with a tropical storm. that is expected to be here early to mid next week. tuesday into wednesday we will start to see the moisture get lifted into the region. bob will talk about the timing more and how long these temperatures will stick around coming up in your complete first warning weather forecast. tim williams, sending it back to television hill. >> thank you. a u.s. navy blimp over hovering over baltimore will continue to fly. it's been in flight over the city since last week. a contractor on board is testing its sensors to see how well they work for mapping. since the contractors has already been paid the blimp will stay up until the job is finished. >> i think i would be like him, pay me before i go up in that
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thing. >> from now on when you're dealing with the government. still ahead, continuing coverage of the shooting at the u.s. capitol. wjz has live complete coverage. motorcycle mob attack. the new details we're learning from the family inside this suv. cyber bullies. i'm pat warren, coming up a social media approach to some antisocial behavior. changes outside but it could be changing again. don't miss the updated first warning weather forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it's mostly cloudy, 82 degrees in central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather forfirst warning weather forecast is coming up. maryland is the first state to team with facebook and cyber
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bullying. pat warren is live. >> reporter: facebook has agree agreed to take a look at some postings that may kons constitute bullying but only in maryland. >> antisocial behavior. >> this kid post ed ed on facebook and on twitter too. >> the social media upgrade of sticks and stones is that words with hurt you. >> it's not okay. it can really hurt someone. you don't know what they're going through. it can destroy their world. >> these students speak on behalf of their friend grace mccomas who died after committing suicide after bullying on social media. >> now doug gansler admitted a pi lot program. >> they report it to facebook and then facebook makes the ultimate decision. that language will be taken off. >> anne arundel county schools is among the participants in this social media project.
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>> what you want to do is make sure that parties feel safe and secure in that environment. >> gansler said it's not always easy to constitute what determines bullying. >> jane, i saw that you took that cupcake today. now, that might offend jane but not constitute cyber bullies. jane, you ate that cupcake today and that's why you're so fat and disgusting and nobody talks to you. she then talks to the school, they would agree and then facebook would agree. >> the new channel went online this morning. >> reporter: the agreement with facebook covers all maryland public schools. i'm pat warren reporting live. back to you. >> interesting story. thank you very much. grace's law which makes the cyber bullying of a minor is misdemeanor took effect on tuesday. here is christy breslin at wjz traffic control. >> busy afternoon.
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harris burg express way runningw in the westbound direction. the topside of the inner loop continues to crawl along from reisterstown road over to harford road. brake lights from baltimore national pike over the liberty road. 70 in the westbound direction a slow down from 29 over to bethany lane. 95 northbound slow from 895 over to 32. things moving slowly on the beltway west of york road. this traffic report is brought to you by papa johns. monday is ravens day. call for the toppings for touchdowns specials. >> thank you. another warm day in our neighborhood. >> yes, sir, it is. >> take a look at temperatures now. cooler than yesterday, still pretty warm. 82, south winds at 6. the barometer holding steady. ♪
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, 76 oakland. the wind shift is turning more out of the south and southwest. that will keep us in the warm air and humidity tomorrow. might have a chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon. there's been some popping ape cross the ohio valley this afternoon from illinois into portions of kentucky and ohio. that is karen. i will tell you about that in a minute. to the west some severe thunderstorm activity, eastern portions of nebraska, iowa. could see strong storm activity. it's cold air wrapping around a low pressure that's causing snow. they could see near blizzard conditions in wyoming and the determine dakotas. ahead of it warm air surging north ward. some widely scattered shower activity around the area. with clouds today temperatures were held down. sunday night that front approaches with scattered showers and the front moves
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across the mountains. karen coming up. it may briefly become a hurricane before it weakens. there's a lot of sheer. that's going to keep this storm from developing. eventually we could see some rain here by monday night or tuesday out of it. most of the tracks cross georgia and the carolinas. it may be close enough that we'll see some moisture from it here on monday night or tuesday morning. south winds on the bay here at 5 to 10 knots. the bay temperature around 70. tonight let's call it partly cloudy, down around 59. tomorrow back up a little warmer than today, maybe up to 4 with partly sunny skies, more humidity and maybe a thunderstorm in the afternoon. >> thanks. still ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00, live complete coverage of the chase and shooting at the nation's capitol today. anne arundel county police arrest a career criminal they say is responsible for countless
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smash and grab robberies at local businesses. i'm monique griego and coming up the surveillance video. your chance to get a free flu shot in baltimore county on saturday. we will tell you where coming up here on wjz. here's today's report from wall street. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,
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it is 5:30, 82 degrees outside tonight. good evening. thank you for staying with wjz
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eyewitness news. here's the stories people are talking about. breaking news from washington dc. a woman is shot dead by police just steps from the u.s. capitol. wjz is live complete coverage continues. we begin with denise with dramatic video of the car chase. denise. >> reporter: well, mary say it started when a woman tried to ram her car through a barricade at the white house. now, this video shows a black car with a number of vehicles in pursuit. at one point the woman driver hit a capitol police officer cruiser with an officer inside. she eventually abandoned the vehicle outside the capitol and that's when the gunfire started. >> it was almost terrifying. it was very surreal. you know, what you think is going to be a normal day, very quiet day with the government shutdown turns out to be the opposite. it was very frightening, crazy. it happened very fast.
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>> reporter: now, the woman behind the wheel was later pronounced dead. a child was inside the car but that child was not harmed. vic. >> reporter: thank you. live coverage continues now with linh bui on capitol hill which was locked down amid the chaos. much calmer scene there now. >> reporter: that's right. a much calmer seen. we're er scene. we're at 3rd and constitution. the road still blocked off. officers directing traffic. streets closed as they continue investigating what happened. now we just spoke with representative andy harris. he was actually in his office with constituents when the capitol went on lock down. he describes what that was like. like a listen. . >> we feel safe. the capitol police do a great job. we got on the floor, giving them a standing ovation for the job they do. we knew we were safe. we were concerned. it's not good for the country to have an event like this.
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we felt pretty safe. >> reporter: so the investigation continues at this point. again, a much calmer seen than it was around 2:19 when the shots were first fired. linh bui, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you. here's the latest on whand today what happened today in washington. a woman led police on a chase starting at the white house. she was shot and killed near the capitol. capitol complex was on lock down for about an hour until it was determined to be safe. stay with wjz for complete coverage as the capitol hill shooting continuing. we will update you on the information. for updates and images go to surveillance video helps anne arundel county police arrest a suspect linked to numerous smash and grab robberies at a local business. wjz is live. monique griego has more on how they tracked them down. monique. >> reporter: well, police say the suspect actually wore a mask or disguise. this time surveillance video captured something else.
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>> a calculated and extremely quick robbery caught on tape. surveillance video from parks liquors shows the suspect break the store's window, climb inside and then 10 seconds later backs off and takes off with cash. anne arundel police arrested and identified the man as 54-year-old david holland. >> he's been terrorizing our local business community. police say holland is suspected in countless smash and grab robberies in maryland. they finally caught up with him last week after this surveillance video captured the car he was driving. since july 28th detectives say he's hit at least nine small businesses in anne arundel county. >> you name the type of business and he targeted it. it's the same exact ammo. >> it was to use a tire iron to smash out a window and to head straight for the register. >> he was like down to business. you know, in and out. >> lindsay at floyd's saw the surveillance video from when
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police say holland smashed their shop. >> break the window, maybe 20 seconds, took the register out, got all $4.25 and was gone. >> besides the scattered window their sense of security was damaged. >> well, i feel like we fear our safety because it was after closing. >> reporter: holland is facing nine counts of commercial robbery. police say they do expect to link him to even more robberies. >> thank you. police say he got away with thousands of dollars but caused more than that in damage. hundreds of bikers gather in new york city to support the man injured in the terrifying motorcycle altercation. they were supporting edwin myses, one of the riders involved. cell phone video shows the bikers chased the suv for miles while the driver tried to flee.
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his wife released a statement saying their family was in grave damagend feared for their lives. one biker has been charged. eight people are dead and more than a dozen injured after a church bus crashed in tennessee. the report for wjz. many of those killed for seen nior citizens from a north carolina church group. >> video from the after math shows the bus on its side, ripped apart. the impact of the crash so severe seats now lay on the side of the road. seniors from a church in north carolina were returning home from a gospel conference when the accident happened on a highway near knoxville, tennessee. >> in my 17 years probably the most serious incident that i've ever been a part of. >> police say a front tire on the bus blew out, sending it across the median into oncoming traffic. it hit an suv and tractor trailer. >> the tractor trailer then became fully engulfed.
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>> officials say the driver of tractor trailer was killed, the driver of the suv and 6 passengers on the bus. >> jerry wright was waiting for word on his brother. >> i talked to him earlier today. to hear something like that it throws you off. >> the north carolina church held a memorial service last night, praying for their members who will never return and the others killed in the crash. jereka duncan, wjz eyewitness news. >> as part of the investigation the tennessee highway patrol said it will look at the bus driver's qualifications and driving history as well as any other possibly mechanical failure that might have contributed to the crash. baltimore county police continue their investigation into a double shooting in middle river. sky eye chopper 13 over the seen on southern road. the two men shot are butch and brandon jewel, a father and son. detectives believe the two were targeted and this was not a
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random act. we're also told brandon jewel, in his 20s, was shot in the wheelchair he uses. both men are expected to survive. frightening find in baltimore county, the body of a 49-year-old man. the main trails at robert e. lee park just north of mount washington get a lot of use. this morning on the parks western edge officers found the body of 49-year-old reed hanny. still no word yet on funeral arrangements for tom clancy, the celebrated author. he died after a short illness. tonight people continue to mourn the loss of the baltimore-based author. >> tom clancy sold his first book, the hunt for red october for just $5,000. a rave review by president reagan propelled the book up the best seller list. clancy was invited tot to
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the white house to meet the president. >> president reagan is the guy who made me irish. he really liked it. >> clancy was born and raised in baltimore. even after he rose to fame from his writing those who knew him said he kept a low profile, including serg joe vatale who hosted the author on a weekly basis. >> he was a guest and friend. we went to the same high school and college. he was an utter true baltimore guy. he was a true marylander. >> he loved it so much he wrote it into one of his novels. in 2010's dead or alive he lets a character eat his favorite meal 678 . >> he said i'm going to put you in my next book and he did. not by name but he has the character come in here and eat.
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>> he said clancy had not come into the restaurant for a while. instead his driver came by to pick uptake out almost every week. time now for a quick look at some of the stories you will find in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. play a college football team from maryland at your own risk. a look at the undefeated starts for the terps and tigers. a run down of free concerts, plays and tours happening in baltimore during october. all the essential information you need leading up to sunday's ravens game against the dolphins. for all these stories and a whole lot more read tomorrow's baltimore sun. look for the updated forecast from wjz. the maryland department of health confirms the first flu case of the season. that means it's time to get your flu shot. on saturday you can get one for free. in today's wjz health watch, ron matz has more on the sure shot clinics in baltimore county. >> the flu season has arrived. thousands of people in baltimore
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are getting their flu shots. including christine isaac. >> getting older. a lot of germs and flu s and diseases are going around. i want to be healthy for myself and my family. >> baltimore county will offer free flu shots on saturday at seven area clinics. kevin caminets rolled up his sleeve to get his shot today. >> if you get the flu you are out of it. you're in bed, you're not working, you're not going to school, you're not doing the things you've need to do. that's why i do it. >> county health officials are especially urging african americans to get vaccinated. >> they're not getting their flu shots. so therefore, we really would like to be able to put out there for our african americans to come in. >> sure shot made the scene. some county employees got their vaccinations. you can get yours at those super saturday clinics. >> obviously our medical experts recommend it for
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everyone over the age of 6 months. so it's not just for older people. it's everyone over the age of 6 months. it's a good thing. why not? >> the vaccine will be available saturday here on york road and at six other locations in baltimore county on a first-come first-serve basis. now back to you. >> saturday's free clinics will be open until 2:00 p.m. for a complete list of locations log onto i'm going to get mine. sure shots is kind of freaking me out a little bit. >> we'll have them step away. >> yes. >> it's to make you smile. still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news, another tragedy in italy. how many lives were lost when a boat carrying migrants from africa catches fire. electric car emergency. how it's effecting the company's bottom line. warm weather sticks around
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tim you out there? take a look at friday's forecast if you like the warm stuff. >> reporter: well, definitely going to be another warm one. down to 60 degrees tomorrow. a good bit of sunshine but there could be a chance of showers. high in the mid 80s. dropping back down into the low 60s. 60 degrees for tomorrow night. now back to you, bob. >> you had the five day forecast, it just disappeared, tim. it just disappeared. trust me, we got some rain maybe coming monday night into tuesday. temperatures back in the 70s. this weekend still in the low to mid 80s before we see that cool down and rain. possibly from karen. >> thank you. well, italian rescue crews have found at least 114 bodies of migrants who died in a ship wreck off the coast of sicili. the latest for wjz.
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>> dozens of body bags lined the shore in italy. hundreds of migrants were trying to reach the island when their ship caught fire and capsized early thursday morning. a pregnant woman and her 3-year-old child are among the dead. the island's mayor called it horrific. helicopters flew over head as crews pulled bodies from the sea. the italian coast guard saved more than 150 people. the un refugee agency said about 500 africans boarded the ship in libya. >> you have to think of the tragedy that lies behind it. these people, many of them are likely to have been war fleeing persecution in their own countries. >> pope francis called the accident a disgrace and said the world must unite to stop tragedies like this from happening again. the pope visited in july to draw attention to refugees.
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he said the world lost its sympathy for illegal migrants who die at sea trying to reach europe. >> today's accident is the second deadly sinking involving migrants this week. 13 men drown on monday just a few feet from the shore. a brutal attack caught on surveillance camera in philadelphia. they beat up a 75-year-old man for no reason. one hour after this attack the same man robbed an 18-year-old woman. the suspect is in custody. he will be charged with the beating and the robbery. it is touted as the safist car in america. why did it bust into flames. a $70,000 tesella burns. they said a large metal object hit one of the battery packs causing the fire. the
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video hit the internet on wednesday. after that shares dropped 6% because of concerns about the battery packs. check in with eyewitness news at 6:00 for all new stories. denise is in the news room with a preview for us. >> reporter: we will continue to follow the breaking news from washington. dramatic video of how a chase began. one woman is dead. lots of questions remain about exactly what happened. wjz is live with complete coverage from washington. check in for this story and other breaking news at 6:00. now back to vic. >> thank you. a new website is re vealing the last wishes of thousands of british soldiers killed in the first world war. as al front sow van marsh reports for wjz, hundreds of thousands of wills really stored in the government warehouse until now. >> historian peter simpson thought he knew everything about his great kun you knowing consolidate. >> frank was a corporal. his body was never found.
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>> he didn't know he had a will, leaving everything to his father and sister, alice, in 1915. a new british government website helped him discover corporal hill's last written wishes. >> the actual moment when you are shown a document which you know your dead relative handled then you got to be pretty disinvolved not to be moved by such a thing. >> before british troops went to the front line many wrote final words to loved ones. hundreds of thousands of those letters were never delivered. >> each of those boxes contains about 200 wills. many of them were never sent because it revealed sensitive military plans from the battlefield. >> like this one from a solar who told his mother he was moving to the front line. he said do not lose heart. i may come back again. >> they scanned 278,000 letters
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and put them online. >> the wills are actually kept in envelopes. you don't know what is in the will until you actually open it up. >> from the archives to the internet hundreds of thousands of messages are just now being discovered. >> since its launch organizers said the website has had more than 3 million hits the dozens of countries. anyone can order a digit al cop for $10. it's like a seen out of a flints stone cartoon. this is what workers at an oil pipeline construction site in alberta canada found. these are fossilized remains of a large dinosaur. finding a fossil this well preserved and complete is rare. they are trying to figure out what kind of dinosaur it
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was. >> fred and barney get blamed for a lot of stuff. >> that's amazing. still to come on wjz eyewitness news, the newest raven arrives and participates in his first practice. >> ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the ravens welcome a new addition to their offensive line. mark viviano joins us with the latest on the latest of eugene monroe. >> reporter: it's quite a jump for the few guy. he leaves the jacksonville jaguars and joins the reigning super bowl champion ravens after trade for late round draft picks next year. he passed his physical and finalized the deal. his wife is from columbia, maryland. he now wearing purple. his ravens jersey, number 60. he practiced for the first time today. he said he's in great health but unsure thehe's going to play sunday when the ravens travel to miami. it depends if he's up to speed with the offense. he said he's happy to be a raven.
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>> it's an exciting change for me. i'm definitely glad to be here. you know, glad that i was sought out. definitely appreciative of that. my family is from here. for her to transition will be nice. you know, for me it's just an awesome opportunity. >> reporter: monroe is in the final year of his current contract, said he's open to staying with the ravens long term. he lined up today with the guy he's likely to replace, 78 bryant mckinney. he said today the acquisition of monroe surprised him. mckinney said he may want to go to another team now. ravens and dolphins in miami sunday. a game you can see right here on wjz 13. coverage kicks off at 1:00. i'll have more on the ravens coming up next hour. the terps talking about the recognition they're getting with their national ranking. that's all
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ahead. tall shipping enter sidney harbor. it's part of the 100 years of the fleet into sidney. 16 more tall ships sailed in to take a part in the international fleet review which will be grand marshalled by prince harry. >> he said we have seen that with sailabration. no big deal. still to come within yjz on wjz eyewitness,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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. coming up right now on wjz's eyewitness news at six, capitol hill shooting. gunfire erupts near the capitol building forcing a lock down. i am linh bui live at the capitol with reaction from congress men and witnesses. >> i am jessica kartalija. the national intuition of health here in bethesda, maryland, three-quarters of their employees are being furloughed. what that means for six children in maryland next. and first 40 weather is tracking tropical storm karen and its potential impact in maryland. check in for all these stories on wjz eyewitness news at six starting now.


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