tv Eyewitness News Morning Edition CBS October 7, 2013 6:00am-7:00am EDT
watch for a rare, potentially loud afternoon thunderstorm. don, take it away. >> thank you. how about the rush right now? here is sharon gibala at wjz traffic control. >> good morning. i'm wondering if that little bit of rain could be what's causing our early delays this morning on the west side of the beltway. 50 your average on the outer loop between 795 and 95. on 95 no problems between white marsh and the tunnel. it's at full speed. there's a look at 95 at the tunnel. that's a look at 95 approaching the harbor tunnel. now wjz has the stories people are talking about this morning. here's don. >> thank you. we're entering day two of the government shutdown. while hundreds of thousands of government employees remain out of work congress is shifting attention to a more pressing deadline. mike schuh has how gas prices are effected by the shutdown. first susan mcginnis reporting for wjz said the government is days away from
running out of money. >> defense secretary chuck hey gel is ordered 300,000 employees back to work today from the defense department even though the government is shutdown. >> house speaker john boehner said republicans will only approve bills if democrats to changes in the affordable care act. >> we are not going to pass a clean debt limit increase. there's no way we're going to pass it when the votes are not in the house. >> democrats argue the 218 votes need ed to pass a bill in the house are there but boehner won't bring it up for a vote. >> let me issue him a friendly challenge. put it on the floor. >> if congress can't reach a deal the nation could default on debt for the first time in american history. >> october 17th is going to be
an economic collision that's going to wreck our economy. >> wall street is watching. >> it's going to get more anxious for stock investors. >> treasury secretary jack lou said it could bring the nation back into a recession worse than 2008. susan mcginnis, wjz eyewitness news. >> there's good news for furloughed workers on this second week of the shutdown. this weekend the house passed a bill that will pay federal employees for the time they have and will miss during it. our complete coverage of the shutdown continues with mike schuh live along falls road with more on dropping gasoline prices. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning don . good morning, everyone. gasoline prices have been dropping because of the end of the big summer travel season. then you add in the federal furlough and what you get are prices going down. >> here's how the government
shutdown for business is connected to the dip in gas prices. experts say the longer the government stays closed the lower combas prices may drop. >> we saw that oil prices were trading lower. >> aaa said multiple factors are coming into play. the one they are seeing more in this past week, supply and demand, especially from furloughed federal workers. >> less motorists on the road, particularly in the washington and maryland areas. that could be having an impact as well. >> add in the end of the summer driving season and the switch over to cheaper winter blend and it's the drivers saving big. >> absolutely. i work in bowie and that's a distance from here. i have to watch my gas price s. at $3.23 i said it ain't going to stick around forever, i better get it now. >> reporter: aaa thinks the gas prices will continue through the rest of the year.
>> thank you. this morning maryland drivers ay ing an average of $3.32 a gallon for regular. that's down 22 cents from a month ago. a portion of frat street -- pratt street will be closing at night. this evening it will close traffic from 10:00 p.m. through 5:00 a.m. this thursday. in anne arundel county a firefighter is recovering after being hurt in a house fire in pasadena on saturday on hill top avenue. a juvenile was alone in the house at the time of the blaze and escaped unhurt. the injured firefighter is expected to be okay. the blaze caused about $150,000 in damage.
81 names have been added to the national fallen firefighters memorial in frederick county. an annual ceremony was held yesterday to honor the 73 firefighters who died in the line of duty this past year plus 8 more from previous years. because of the federal government shutdown the event was held at mount saint mary's. in montgomery county over a dozen people are recovering after being exposed to carbon monoxide. 15 people were hospitalized, 6 remain in serious condition. a total of 150 residents in the building were evacuated from it. fire investigators say there was malfunction in the back up generator. the world's first fda approved bionic eye will be here in the united states. it includes a chip of electrodes
implanted on the retina and it wirelessly transmits images to it. patients can detect light and dark, identifying an object by its location and movement. the ravens pick up their first road win of the season down in south florida. here is sports director mark viviano. >> good morning. while the nfl is week to week hard to figure, you never how it's going to go in a league of closely matched teams. on sunday for the ravens playing in miami it was more like minute to minute. >> to south florida. ravens looking for their first d win. as usual, plenty of purple in the crowd. not much to cheer about in the first half. rice with a fumble that led to a miami score. the ravens trailed by 7 at the break. different story in the second is half. rice found the end zone twice, two rushing touchdowns.
the dolphins rally in the 4th and come up with a big play. flacco hit as he throws, ball in the air, intercepted. returned for a touchdown by jones. flacco had five passes intercepted last week at buffalo. this one evens the score with 8 minutes to go. the ravens defense stepping up. suggs sacked tannehill three times in the 4th quarter and the ravens got in position to take the lead. justin tucker puts them on top, his 5th field goal from the game. miami got in position to tie it. he was too far out, his field goal attempt too far left. the ravens survive. it was a close one. 26-23, the first road victory of the road. suggs was the star on defense. a big bounce back after the loss at buffalo. >> if the team struggles in one
area they're going to address it in the week. i just wanted to win. this is a very tough miami dolphins team. i wouldn't be surprised if we see them again. >> suggs and the ravens would love to see miami again. no team has allowed more quarterback sacks than the dolphins. the ravens got five on sunday. that's 19 sacks for the ravens this season, second most in the league. >> the next quarterback the ravens are after, aaron roger. the ravens now 3 h of -2. that ties them with cincinnati and cleveland. we've just been told of a city school advisory. booker er -- booker twa washington middle and the renaissance both closed to
students today. i want to take a look at weather and then bring ron and talk about the upcoming ravens game. all that moisture is moving to the upper right-hand side of your screen. it's not going to define your morning. what is going to define your morning is that frontal boundary out to the west moving our way. we could see a loud thunderstorm this afternoon and a couple of hours at times soaking rain. 79 degrees will be the high. that's a realistic winter frontal boundary getting ready to come down. we clear it out tomorrow. we don't get a shot of cold though. we're just going to get the energy of this frontal boundary. in about 30, 40 days a front that's coming through like today will drop our temperatures 10 or 12 degrees. ron, the green bay packers
are coming to town. a week ago you grabbed me and told me to take a look at this. tell me what tickets are going for for the green bay packers game. >> reporter: some tickets where we sit, up in 540, the cheap seats, are like $250. >> wow. >> reporter: $300 some of them to see aaron rogers and the green bay packers. man. >> that's how big this game is when it comes to fans. i'm not sure it's the cheese heads. what are seats normally, $67? >> yeah, something like that. what are they going for, quad quadruple? >> at least. >> reporter: aaron rogers and the green bay packers. don't bet against the ravens at home. that's all i got to say. >> amen. >> reporter: we're dry here in
good morning. thanks for being with us. it's warm and humid. the air is barely moving. 72 degrees, 81% humidity. 29.87 is the barometer. the low 70s hagerstown, easton, pax river. 67 in cumberland, 64 oakland, now 72 in bel air, 67 westminster, 72 columbia,67 annapolis and kent island and rock hall. this big winter storm is moving our way. the winter part of that phrase is not. the storm part is. also we're compressing some reme
of karen up the east coast. between the two it's going to be primarily gray today. this afternoon as that front slices into this unstable air mass it's going to get kind of bad for couple of hours. maybe an inch of rain, maybe a couple thunderstorms in the region. i can't say it's not going to be severe. we will watch it for you. you could see a loud thunderstorm around. clearing 50 over night. 70 partly sunny, less humid tomorrow. this whole forecast period may change. the actual broad remanence of what was karen is going to get off the georgia, south carolina coast maybe become a coastal low. not a real tropical event. nothing that's going to shut down ocean city. gray skies and rain, particularly wednesday, wednesday night and thursday with slow clearing on friday. 68, 70, 70 and 72. right now the forecast high temperatures. if we get a coastal event it
could be the low to mid 60s wednesday and thursday. anything narly on the get up and go? here is sharon gibala at wjz traffic control. >> we have an accident to tell you about. i don't know if that qualifies. we have an accident on 795 southbound just coming into us. it's just approaching franklin boulevard. the left shoulder blocked. a problem on northbound route 2, solomon's island road. that is causing a lane closure as well. there's a look at your speeds on the beltway. the west side a little slow this morning. 48 is your average, a 13 minute drive time on the outer loop. no problems on 895 as you approach the tunnel or 95. that's a look at 795. traffic quicking backing down at cockeysville. that's because of that accident in the southbound direction at franklin boulevard. this traffic report is brought to you by your maryland toyota dealer. do you dream of all the places you'd like to go? well, toyota is ready to take you there.
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great one this morning. standby. we're ready to go with the baltimore junior academy. all right. friend denise is here. >> good morning, ron. good morning, don, good morning, marty. >> hi. >> how are you doing ? >> we're so excited to be here. we look forward every year to coming. this is our 96th year anniversary. >> 98th. >> i'm sorry. we are so proud to let everyone know that we are the second oldest black-owned institution that has had our doors open for 98 years without having closed. we want to give a shout out to carroll cantu and her staff and amber and marci. good morning. >> reporter: where is it located? >> 3006 west cold spring lane. we have a shredding day wednesday. come to the school and you can shred all of your
information to prevent identity theft. >> reporter: that's great. thank you so much. >> thank you for having us here. >> reporter: our pleasure. let me get my twanger. here we go. tony is here. hi to luther, the coach, harry. tony. let me get my twanger straight . let me hear those magic words. >> maestro the music if you please. >> reporter: here we go, manic monday in fells point. the baltimore junior academy. it's rocktober on manic monday. standby. >> ♪ [ music ] ♪ >> ♪ 6 o'clock already, i was just in the middle of a dream ♪ ♪ i was kissing valentino by a crystal blue italian stream ♪ ♪ but i can't be late because
i'm going to be baa ♪ ♪ these are the days when i wish my bed was already made ♪ ♪ it's just another manic monday ♪ ♪ i wish it was ♪ ♪ that's my fun day ♪ ♪ my of -- my i don't have to run day ♪ ♪ it's just another manic monday ♪ >> well done. good job. >> reporter: well done. denice and everyone, we want to invite you back for the mammoth monday melt down in november. >> we will be there. thank you for having us. >> reporter: our pleasure. don and marty, we're dry and living large in fells point. see you later. still to come on eyewitness
>> thank you. coming up next right here on wjz. >> captured in libya. one of the fbi's most want ed is now in custody. what he's accused of doing. >> reporter: the tie between lower gas prices and the federal shut down. i'm mike schuh with a live report next. the ravens trip to south florida is no day at the beach but they come back with a victory. i'm mark viviano, highlights and reactions to that win at miami coming up. if you're about to head out for your morning commute a couple of accidents and delays. down the list of problems in
just a few. his father was a famous boxer. you may have heard of him once or twice, his name joe lewis. joe junior has gone for the tee. helps kids in golf in a big way. it's a major contribution to baltimore, maryland. stay tuned, it's the morning edition and we're coming right back. when our little girl was born,
it is the bottom of the hour. that horizontal line of light is the key bridge. sharon is watching your traffic and marty is is over at first warning weather. let's take a look at first warning doppler weather radar. early on we had shower activity meander from the lower left-hand side of your screen to the upper right. that's not going to be the only rain. this afternoon we could see more significant moisture. 72 is 4 warmer and a bunch more humid than this time yesterday. by lunch 74 going to
79. this afternoon showers, thunderstorms, maybe an inch of rain. you need to carry an umbrella to school and work with you. any hassles on the hurry up? here is sharon gibala at wjz traffic control. >> the list is growing. we have that accident on 89 795 in the southbound direction at franklin boulevard. it was just blocking the shoulder. now it's blocking the left lane well. another accident northbound route 2 at 695. delays on the beltway. 44 on the west side outer loop . an early delay there. if you're headed out on 95 no real delay there is. 53 your slowest spot. that's a look at 795 though that day is because of that accident approaching franklin. here's don. >> thank you. we have a baltimore school
advisory. booker t washington and the renaissance closed because of a problem. secretary of state john kerry is defending the capture of an al-qaeda member on the most-wanted list. they say the united states kidnapped the man. >> u.s. officials say a long time al-qaeda member al-libi was captured. they surrounded his car, smashed in his windows. his brother called the capture an act of piracy. the u.s. insists al-libi must be prosecuted for his roll in the
twin bombings of the u.s. embassies. >> navy seals tried to nab another terror suspect. they say akrema is a ledder of al a bad. it's unclearthe -- unclear if the suspect was killed, wounded or got away. >> his family members claim he had been living openly for several years and did not have any current attachment to any terrorist group. franchino is injured after a crash at the grand prix of houston. it's all caught on camera. >> oh, no. oh, my goodness. that is a horrifying ride. >> you saw the fence shaking as the car goes airborne in burn
five. he hit another car, left the roadway and hit the fence. portions of the car and fence went flying as fans tried to cover from flying debris. >> that barricade just imploded in front of me. there was no time to run, move left, right. the car literally exploded into pieces. it is awful. >> franchini has is hurt and so is 13 fans. in washington dc an explosion rock it is metro on a line that some would call troublesome. here is jessica kartalija with the story. >> good morning. oh officials are officials are y -- officials are trying to determine what went wrong. >> three people were rushed to the hospital after they were injured in a welding accident.
the contractor died. fluid leaks or mechanical problem caused a load noise or explosion. they're seeingif that rail kaz moved because of it. >> we know they're put ting their lives on the line to make this system safe. i'm sorry but will work with my colleagues on the board and all of the staff to get to the bottom of this. >> the tunnel explosion and fire happened near the union station platform. a portion of the red line was shut down for track work. free shuttle buses helped passengers get around the district. in 2010 two workers were killed by a piece of rail equipment. this past may fire erupted underneath a rail car at the silver spring metro station. metro has several several
derailments, including this one in august. >> we know that we're undergoing major track work on the red line. that's why we have the weekend closures. it's dangerous work. these workers are going into the system, all over the system so that we can get it in the state of repair that customers deserve. >> crews were working on part of the $5 billion capitol improvement program. >> thank you. the red line is the old est and busiest in the entire dc transit system. a maryland state trooper remains in critical condition after she's hit by a car on route 100 in anne arundel county. it was around 1:00 trooper jacqueline kline showed up to assist another trooper who pulled over a suspected drunk driver. he was hit by 21-year-old enrique guzman. they say guzman was not under the influence at the time. kline is being treated for broken arm, cuts and contusions. one side of the government
shutdown has motorists smiling. mike schuh is live with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. the bottom line is in the past month the gas price has dropped 22 cents a gallon. >> here's how the government shutdown for business is connected to the dip in gas prices. experts say the longer the government stays closed the lower the gas prices may drop. scomblsz on the eve of the government shutdown we saw that oil prices were trading a little bit lower. >> aaa said multiple factors are coming into play at the pump. the one the agency is seeing more in this past week, supply and demand. especially from furloughed federal workers. >> there are less motorists on the roads, particularly in the washington and maryland areas. that could be having an impact as well. >> add in the end of the summer driving season and the switch over to cheaper winter blend and
it's the drivers who are saving big. >> absolutely. i happen to work in bu owie. that's a distance from here. i have to watch my gas prices. at $3.23 i said it ain't going to stick around forever, i better get it now. >> reporter: aaa feels that the prices will continue through the rest of the year. >> thank you. this morning maryland drivers ay ing an average of $3.32 a gallon for regular gas now. that's down 22 cent from a month ago when we were paying $3.54 for that same gallon. a week-long celebration of maryland's seafood is underway. this is the third year the department of natural resources is sponsoring from the bay for the bay. this week through saturday restaurants in the area will donate $1 from select seafood dishes to go towards restoring the oyster population. for a link to participating rest restaurants and more information look for a link to this story at
cbsbaltimore.com. now to sports. the ravens picking up a win in south florida putting them in a three-way tie for first place in the afc north. here is mark viviano. >> good morning. while the nfl is week to week hard to figure you never know how it's going to go in a league of closely matched teams. on sunday for the ravens playing in miami it was more like minute to minute, another game of ups and downs. >> south florida, the ravens looking for their first road win. as usual, plenty of purple in the crowd. ray rice with a fumble that led to a miami score. the ravens trailed by 7 at the break. different story in the second half. rice found the end zone twice. two rushing touchdowns. this put the ravens on top by 10. the dolphins rally in the 4th. joe flacco hit as he throws. ball in the
air, intercepted, returned for a touchdown by rashaad jones. flacco had five passes intercepted last week at buffalo. this one evens the score. the ravens defense steps up after that. no one more than terrell suggs who sacked ryan tannehill three times in the 4th quarter. the ravens got in position to take the lead. justin tucker, his 5th field goal good from 40 yards out. miami got in position to tie it. the field goal attempt too far left. the ravens survive. it was a close one, 23 26-23, the first road victory of the year. suggs was the star on defense. a big bounce back after the loss at buffalo. >> if the team struggles in one area they're going to address it in the week coming forth. i just -- like i said, i just wanted to win. this is a very
touch miami dolphins team. i wouldn't be surprised if we see them again. >> suggs and the ravens would love to see miami again. no team has allowed more quarterback sacks than the dolphins. the ravens got five on sunday. that's 19 sacks for the ravens this season. second most in the league. >> the next quarterback that the ravens are after, aaron roger of the green backpackers. he will come to baltimore this sunday. the ravens record 3-2. that ties them with since nat cincinnati and cleveland for tops in the afc north. >> that was a big win. the bengals took oh down the down the patriots yet. i feel sorry for the browns. they just can never quite get it together. it's like that thanksgiving jell-o mold that you have to eat with a spoon. they find this kid on the bench, they get rid of richardson, their starting quarterback. they get this kid off the bench who looks like he's their joe flacco. where
did this arm, football ability come from? he goes down with an injury now. it's an interesting three teams tied for first with the steelers looking up at everybody. i got to think the browns are getting ready to fall by the wayside. now we have to keep an eye on the bengals who we're going to see twice the second half of the season. the next game up for us, the green bay packers. we took giant strides forward yesterday. harbaugh like to use words like character and et cetera. they were all correct yesterday. aaron rogers is looking at the game films already of the ravens and dolphins and licking his chops. he's thinking they put up 24 against them, guess what we're going to try and put up. a going to a great game this coming sunday. >> big doing. >> get your skrer si -- jerseys out.
coming up on coffee with , we have an in studio guest. that ain't a bad thing. >> not at all. >> joe lewis was your dad for real? how many times do you say that and people are like yeah right? there's a grant being made to baltimore. we're going to explain it all. sharon gibala has our wjz traffic control. we have first warning weather and more coming up next. we want you to stay with us. ,, what does that first spoonful taste like? ok. honey bunches of oats. ching! mmmm! mmmm! mmmm! wow! it's the oats. honey. yeah. honey bunches of oats.
earlier we had action meander up the 95 corridor. what we want to watch is a significant frontal boundary move our way. this was the first major event of the year. behind this front it's not really going to get cold. what's happening is we've got some moisture from karen streaming up out ahead of this front. it's all being compressed to the 95 corridor. this front slices through the region today. we will see a thunderstorm today. there's a slight risk discussion. we're on the southern edge of it. not only are we going to get a fall thunderstorm but the highest risk is near montreal, canada. think about that. 79 degrees this day. 50 slow clearing over night. tomorrow a high of 70 degrees. i mentioned some remanence of karen streaming up the 95 corridor.
the broad center of a low that was karen is going to get offshore in south carolina, georgia and may become a coastal low. we're not talking about a big tropical weather event. but a costal low that could cloud up the forecast and bring us rain wednesday afternoon, wednesday night and all of thursday. if that happening these temperatures go to the low 60s. for now mostly cloudy to partly sunny, 68, 70 and 70. watch for a change. no matter what happens, we clear skies out friday afternoon. pretty indications for nice weather on sunday, game day. here is sharon gibala at with wjz traffic control. >> still a jam on 795 southbound at franklin boulevard. an accident blocking the left lane. if you are headed out to the west of the beltway we still have an accident there on old court at
greens lane. another one on northbound route 2 at 665. speeds slow now on the top and west sides of the beltway. this traffic report is brought to you by your maryland toyota dealer. do you dream of all the places you'd like to go? toyota is ready to take you there. now a great time to find a great deal on a toyota at buyatoyota.com. all right. we want to welcome joe lewis, junior. >> how are you doing is? >> it's great to have you here. >> shake both of her -- of our hands, mine too. >> this is a great local event for the golfing community that you're up here for. >> baltimore is receiving a significant gift from the cay valley golf foundation to the tune of $750,000. it's going to allow them to improve the park
and help youth people. the first tee baltimore has been operating since 2005. they have a program at the elementary schools as well. they're going to reach almost 20,000 young people this year with this program. it's really going to allow them to expand their efforts and reach many more young people with our values and life skills experience. >> marty and i have played at forest park with the children coming up through the thing. they beat us by the way. >> the young people are very, very good. it's really all about them, how to help them succeed in life. >> they have been in the vanguard of this. a lot of gulf courses around. we don't want to single out any one. forest park kicked it off in a big way to memory over 20 years ago. >> we share with young people how to set goals, have
confidence in themselves. young people are going off to college that previously didn't think they really would ever have an opportunity to go to college. it's a fun opportunity for us to expand. 2 years ago we said that we wanted to reach 10 million additional young people throughout the country because of the impact we've had on the young people thus far. this is very much a part of that program. they are going to be able to double the number of young people that they reach in the baltimore area. >> this is very similar to me too. the nfl's out reach for play 60 and things like that, you're reaching out to a group that may not go to a golf course without this sort of help. >> that's exactly right. >> okay. >> well , the key is to reach those young people and reach them with curriculum and a fun experience that allows them to enjoy the game and learn from the game. that's what the first tee of baltimore has been successful in doing. >> we got about a minute and a half left. just a question for you. >> yes, sir. >> how do you get an
organization to jump in on this? you do this in other cities with organizations of that high profile. >> there's no doubt that the value that is we share with these people align with cay's valley foundation as well as constellation foundation. these two particularly know the importance of investing in young people because they represent 100% of our future. they are channelling their dollars into what we think is a very important investment, that's the young people in the baltimore area. we're excited about that. we're excited that they reach ed ed out and consistently been supportive of the first tee of baltimore for many years. this is a significant investment and gift for the young people. >> it's huge. >> just real quick, how did you get involved in this? >> the commissioner of the first tee program called me in 1999 and asked me. my father was a great golfer. he loved golf. he lost because he was
more focused on golf than his job. i'm delighted to be able to lead the first tee. >> didn't know your dad played. that's cool. >> very cool. >> what was his hand icap? >> about two or three. >> with cruddy golf ball s and wood clubs, old technology. >> yeah, old technology. >> thank you for being with us. >> thank you. >> plus 8. >> how about that sm >> how about that sm ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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5 until 7:00. here come your updates from sharon and marty. watch for showers and thunderstorms about 3:00 through the rush. a high of 79. here is sharon at wjz traffic control. >> good morning. getting pretty busy out there. on 95 and 295 at powder mill we have an accident in the southbound direction. also an accident now reported to be involving a bus in columbia snowden river parkway at broken land parkway. that one on 795 southbound still there at franklin boulevard. another one old court at green, northbound route 2 near 665. speeds slow on the top and west sides of the beltway. 95 southbound slow between white marsh and the tunnel. that's a delay you're going to see on 795. this traffic report is brought to you by jiffy lube. change more than your oil. help change a life. visit jiffy lube to help support the md
association. donate $3 to receive $100 in savings. back over to you. >> thank you. we have a baltimore city school advisory this morning. both booker t washington middle and the renaissance academy are closed due to a electrical problem. staff is being asked to report to school 11. gasoline prices are dropping. the experts say the longer the government stays closed the lower gas prices may go. triple a said multiple factors are coming into play at the pump, especially supply and demand. the end of the summer driving seasons means gas stations are switching over to cheaper winter blinds. the average price of a gallon of regular in maryland is now $3.32, down 22 cents in the last month. stay with wjz 13, maryland's news station. complete news, weather and traffic still ahead this morning.