tv Eyewitness News Morning Edition CBS November 8, 2013 6:00am-7:00am EST
it is 6 o'clock on a purple friday as you look at traffic coming in and out of the city. sharon is watching all the local highways for you. marty is at first warning weather. it's 37 degrees on tv hill. yesterday it was 28 degrees wary -- it was 18 degrees warmer. 54 will be your high. here is sharon gibala at wjz traffic control. >> over all pretty good. we're starting to see our firsty of the morning. speeds on the beltway just fine. on 95
>> now many of them are off the street. police and federal agents launch several raids thursday morning going after 48 alleged members and associates of the green montgomery bgt. investigators say the gang is connected to 13 murders and 12 shootings dated back to 2005. one of those killed, carlos williams. he was targeted because he opened a drug rehab center near the place gang members sold drugs. it's a violent street that's kept neighbors indoors. >> i walk my dogs and i take my butt in the house. >> the commissioner said the raids in this neighborhood are just the beginning. >> this is where we start cutting the head off this organized group and thing them to justice. >> this sweeping indictment against bgf gang members will dismantle their organization. >> they open that's true. >> this round up and the an
anticipated convictions, if they hold stud steady, steady, it's going to be good for everybody. >> reporter: prosecutors said they only used that special statute three times before. reporting live, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you. the family is said to be the sae gang that led a contraband smuggling operation at the baltimore city detention center. an over night car crash in hunt valley leaves two people dead and four others injured. it happened just after 10:00 at the intersection of york road and thornton hill road. there's no word on who or what caused the wreck. the accident remains investigation. city police made an arrest in the upper fells point murders that left two brothers dead. devon ferguson is charged with shooting and killed carl and kert berain. he shot both men in the head because he was upset that one of them had spoken to his girlfriend. it comes as the city sees its 200th murder of the year. another person has been robbed near towson university.
it's the third time in four days. police say a woman was walking on fairmont avenue when a tan nissan pulled up alongside her. two men got out and demanded her purse. her robberies follows robberies of a towson university student and goucher student. police have not said if the person is a student or not. the fda is ready to take a bold step to out law trans fats. here's is jessica kartalija to report, many local a restaurants support the move. >> years after several major u.s. cities, including baltimore, banned trans fat from restaurants the food and drug administration is joining the move against trans fats, calling them unsafe. now the agency is considering a nationwide ban on the artery-clogging oil. >> there's absolutely no redeeming quality to trans fats and every reason in the world to
get them off our shelves. >> trans fats are considered the worst kind of oil for your heart. they're tasty in muffins and cookies and allow them to last longer on shore shelves. they linked them to higher risk of heart attack. >> they increase inflammation throughout the body, which we saw as a precursor for many of these entities. >> the cooks at jimmy's restaurant made the switch 5 years ago, months before baltimore banned trans fats in restaurants. owner jimmy said some of his customers asked for the move back then. he moves the fda will make a swift move to get the ban in place. >> i have no doubt it been improved. people are health conscious and they've been linked with serious issues. >> new york was the first state
to ban trans fat, baltimore followed suit in 2009. jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news. >> researchers say 20,000 heart attackers could be prevented by removing trans fats from processed foods. one of the most powerful typhoons in history is slamming into the philippines this morning and killed four people. so far the storm has set off landslides and knocked out power to an entire providence. when it made land fall winds were traveling at 147 miles per hour. the storm is expected to barrel through the philippines today and tomorrow. it will be heading towards southeast asia. a mall in washington, surveyors take on a challenge, measuring the height of the washington monument. they're checking to see if it's 550 feet tall. this new test is to make
sure it hasn't sunk. surveyors need tide it while the scaffolding is still up. that's the challenge. twitter goes public. the social media giant has changed the way the world communicates. now it's one of the hottest stocks on wall street. here's kai jackson with more. >> the 7-year-old company took over the nearly 200-year-old new york stock exchange, a negotiation over twitter's opening price lasted nearly an hour and a half. it opened around $26. >> the demand for twitter stock was 30 times greater than the supply. >> ole wall street has embraced the new economy. >> twitter allows users to post online messages to the world no longer than 142 characters. 232 million people use it, including popes and presidents. it's become an importance place to
learn about news. twitter charges advertisers to insert ads. the company still hasn't made money. it lost almost $65 million last quarter and doesn't forecast a profit until 2015. >> you're not buying because of what they've done in the past. ifyou are looking to buy twitter you're looking to do so because of what they'll do in the future. >> so after its debut on the new york stock exchange, twitter closes for roughly $45 a share. industry analysts said it didn't make the same missteps that facebook did that its debut. i'm kai jackson reporting. >> thank you. twitter raised $1.8 billion in l public offering. that's the third biggest ipo of all time. the ravens injury list growa head of the game this weekend. suggs and graham missed practice yesterday with injuries. darrell smith and jimmy smith also sat out. the
ravens defensive coordinator isn't ruling out anyone for sunday's game. >> i feel good about all my guys. i feel good about whoever we put out there. i'm confident in whoever we put out from. i'm never going to answer an injury question because i don't know. >> the bengals are coming to town with a lot of injuries too. as the ravens try to snap a three-game losing streak you can watch the game live sunday afternoon at 1:00 right here on wjz 13. >> as a fan i'm doing my best to try and change the mojo. i haven't wore this all year, my favorite ravens tie. i wore this virtually every week last year. >> i have one at home. >> it has the logo of the ravens head on it. like this afternoon i'm not putting on a jersey, i have a ravens sweater i'm going to wear. this season i've been wearing suggs 55. i think i'm going to stick with it on sunday.
my hand is mentally reaching for one of my old ray jerseys maybe even a stover jersey. do you have your stuff? >> i put it back in. >> last year john, our stage manager, had a purple poker chip in his pocket. this has been in john's pocket. put a can in there and there you go. it's back in your pocket. do your job to try and change the mojo. >> he has his purple harley shirt on too. >> he has his purple thong on too. >> i wasn't in the restroom with him. story. we want to show you do you something school. >> this was unveiled at under armor. notice the storage tanks. you can see cal painted
on one of them. one is michael phelps in the pool. behind is that is close up of ray lewis. >> if you're watching in high definition you'll be able to see michael phelps. >> if you're directly across the harbor on the north side you would be able to see all three easily. >> that's a great job. somebody took time, effort and e just some old -- here comes michael for those of you who weren't seeing it. >> took just some old tanks and turned them into something really cool. way to go under armor. that's really super cool. >> that helps. >> well done. business step g -- stepping p. stepping -- stepping up. it's 37 now, 18 chillier than this time yesterday morning. 54 will be the high.
kent island. pretty easy forecast. a dome of high pressure sits on top of us. mile air down to the southwest. that high moves offshore it will kick into our out look in two days. we're watching a potent cold front move our way. that's going to take us from chilly to cold. we'll show you five day in just a second. 54 today, mostly sun coming, breezy. over night generally clear skies, 32. tomorrow more sunshine in the area. we'll knock the breeze back. a high of 54 degrees. 60 degrees on game day sunday. m monday almost 60. 46 tuesday, gray skies, damp chilly on wednesday 44 with an over night low of 30. that means many of us will see temperatures maybe as low as 25 degrees. still a pretty easy commute? here sharon gibala at wjz traffic control. >> so far not so bad. even the speeds that we had thae slowing down on 95 are getting back up to normal. speeds on
the beltway 54 and 55. speeds now on 95 back up in the 50s. so no major issues there. there's a look at the jfx at north avenue. looking good. no problems on the beltway on te west side at baltimore national pike. 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. now is a great time to find a great deal on a toyota at buyatoyota.com. right to ron matz. ask them if they have shots of whisky and pickle juice. seriously. >> reporter: really? we need sf whisky and pickle juice. do you have some? >> definitely. >> reporter: he said definitele the sham roads here. we have the o'conner school of irish dance. dan meade is here.
how are doing? >> doing great. we start at 6:00 this evening. >> reporter: tell us about it. . >> we have dancer, 64 vendors. >> reporter: saturday and sunday? >> saturday noon to 11:00 and sunday noon to 6:00. we have a veterans ceremony and mass and 5k on sunday morning as well. >> reporter: where is the 5k going to be? >> right at the fairgrounds. >> reporter: excellent. hoe yy -- how many years is that? >> our 40th year. we have over 1,000 volunteers tt . we gave $80,000 last year to charities. >> reporter: that's awesome. how do people get tickets? >> t the box office now. any information at irishfestivae . it's going to be a great event. it's friday, saturday and sunday. this is katie. how are you doing? >> great. >> reporter: how long do you
practice? >> many, many hours a week with the band. >> reporter: go ahead, do your thing there. the sham roads joining us here this morning at the fairgrounds. the young people from the o'conner school of irish dance. we love them. casey, come over here a second. tell us about these wonderful young folks. >> we are the o'conner school of irish dance. we're happy to be dancing with you guys tonight. >> reporter: it starts tonight, friday, saturday and sunday. the hours? >> 6:00 to 11:00. >> reporter: i would try to do this but i'm not in the best shape. thank you. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: all right. don and marty, the maryland iri.
thanks to the sham roads and the o'conner school of irish dance. speaking of music, see you in fells point with the girl scouts for manic monday. >> it is off the charts good. if memory serves me correct, ovr areas they have tvs, which means you can see the ravens game sunday. >> okay. >> wjz on those sets. still to come this morning on wjz. >> deadly diseases come -- -- coming back. i'm linh ready? happy birthday! it's a painting easel!
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mong children. now antivaksccination beliefs might play a roll in bringing them back. >> measles, mumps, whooping cough, deadly diseases. until recently virtually eliminated. now doctors see an alarming trend. more and more children are coming down with these diseases. >> so it's a serious issue that these diseases are coming back. >> very. kids die from measles on a regua basis. kids are in hospitals and can dm whoop cuff. >> here in maryland cases of whooping cough are skyrocketing. >> outs breaks of measles and mumps have swept through states. how serious a problem is its?
summer robinson experienced it firsthand. her son was just 3 weeks old when whooping cough put him in intensive care for 5 days. >> what went through your mind? >> are they going to start breathing again, if they do start breathing again how long have they not been breathing what are the side effects going to be. >> too young for the recommended vaccine he was is living proof of the out break break. >> you can kill my baby because you didn't want to vaccinate your child. >> why are a growing number of parents not getting their kids the shots?
>> this annapolis mom decided not to vaccinate her young children. she asked wjz to hide her identity because other parents are angry that her kids can put her kids in danger. >> what led you to make this decision is this >> it just didn't make sense to me. i didn't understand why a human had to get so many drugs at one times. >> she believes her family's healthy lifestyle will keep her children from getting sick. doctors insist that's not enough. >> it doesn't matter what vitamins they're on, how healthy they are, you're child is going to get sick. >> you don't want to be in an icu unit not knowing if your child is going to live, especially over a disease that's supposed to be preventable. >> linh bui, wjz eyewitness news. >> in maryland children must get shots to attend school. they can be exempted for medical or religion reasons. next up this morning right
here on wjz. >> lawmakers move ahead on military sexual assault laws. i'm tara mergener in washington with the story coming up. gang arrests. police and prosecutors announce charges against 38 in the green montgomery area. count down to victory. i'm pat warren. you are watching the annapolis board of elections count absentee ballots that will determine the outcome of the city mayor's race. we'll tell you what your morning commute looks like in just a few. the history of football in baltimore running deep. almost the beginning of the century. ted patterson and dean smith have put it all out in two bookings. where you can get copies and we'll discuss this. did you know baltimore high schools used to play maryland colleges? stay tuned. it's,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
it is 6:30. it's a purple friday of course. in this shot it's clear enough out there this morning you could easily see the eastern shore on the other side of the bay. sharon is looking at roads. marty is over at first warning weather. let's take a look at some stunning temperatures. 33 degrees on tv hill right now. that's 23 colder than this time yesterday morning. big clear canadian dome of high pressure sitting right on top of us. 54 degrees at lunch is pretty much going to be your high. breezy and sun coming and beautiful. -- sun comingny and beautiful. starts -- and sunny and beautiful. here is sharon gibala at wjz traffic control. >> topside of the outer loop still at full speed. 95 southbound looking good. 54 is your average. that's a look at the west side. not looking so
bad. an occasional break light at baltimore national pike. here is don >> thank you. out rage on capitol hill in the out rage of reports of sexual assault. here is tear mergener. . >> sexual assaults on military members jumped sharply over the past year. 3,553 members of military reported being sexual assaulted. a 46% jump from 2012. the study calls that increase unprecedented. >> it's unclear if it's because more victims are comfortable coming forward, because they really becoming more common or a combination of the two. >> the victims don't see an opportunity for justice.
they see that their command may be bias against them, may favor the perpetrator, favor pushing it under the rug. >> senators have written a bill to take the responsibility for prosecuting serious crimes out of the hands of military commanders, giving that authority to military lawyers. 47 senators from both sides of the aisle have signed onto cosponsor the bill. others agree with military leaders who say such a change could weaken the chain of command. >> investigations will be independent. at the end of the day if we let commanders off the hook we have never solved a problem in the military without holding the commanders accountable. >> debate on the bill is scheduled to be begin later this month. at the washington navy yard, tara mergener. >> the sexual assaults does include the assaults by civilians on military personal.
the president is apologizing to the people for the roll out of the affordable care act. he said he's sorry people are losing health insurance plans he told them they would be able to keep. millions of people have gotten letters in the mail since its launch. the president said if the website is not working it's his responsibility to get it fixed. this nation's top diplomat is on his way to geneva. john kerry is on his way. that could mean iran is close to accepting a deal to curve its nuclear programs many exchaing for more change for economic sanctions. police make arrests on the black guerilla family gang. mike schuh is live. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. city and federal take down crewd
ed over the green mount area looking for alleged gangsters. they had 48 arrest warrants they went and tried to serve. >> driving down the darkened street offense the green mount community, it's here police say black guerilla family gang members terrorize the neighborhood. >> they need to be off the street where people can sleep at night and feel safe. >> now many of them are off the street. police and federal agents launched several raids thursday morning going after 48 alenged members and associates of the green montgomery bgf. one of those killed was carlos . investigators say he was targeted simply because he opened a drug rehab center near the place gang members sold drugs. >> it's a violent streak that's kept neighbors in doors. >> i walk my dogs and i take my
butt in the house. >> the commissioner said the raids are just the beginning. >> this is where we start cutting the head off of this organized group and bring them to justice. >> this sweeping indictment will dismantle and eliminate their organization. >> with the community association dale hopes that true. >> if this round upholds steady it's going to be good for everybody. >> reporter: that gang statute has only been used three times in the city of baltimore. 38 people have been charged. i'm mike schuh reporting live at police head quarters. back to you. >> thank you. that family is the same gang thy investigators say led the contraband smuggling operation at the baltimore city detention center. a serious car crash just north of hunt valley leaves two people dead, four injured. it happened just after 10:00 at the intersection of york road and thornton mill road. three cars were involved. there's no word on who or what caused it. there's no word on the current
conditions of the survivors. the investigation into the accident continues at this hour. police in new jersey have released 911 calls from shoppers, employees during this week's mall shooting there. >> somebody is shooting up the plaza right now. i'm in the bathroom. >> all right. stay on the phone with me sweet. how many people are in the bathroom with you? >> three. >> are they in your store? >> yes. >> many of the callers are when whispering because they're fearing they would be over heard. police say the man with the gun was 20-year-old richard shoop. they found his body after he shot and killed himself. nobody else was hurt. the mall was reopened with addi. you could call it a back headed compliment. time magazine is defending its new cover of new jersey governor christie. they dubbed him the elephant in the room. they said it refers to his huge presence
on the national republican stage, not his weight. christie won reelection this past tuesday. he has not commented on the story or the cover. voters in annapolis are waiting before they learn who won the mayor election. the ballots are being counted and recounted. here a pat warren with more. >> it's a first for annapolis, the out come of the mayor's race hinges on a few you hundred absentee ballots. >> take a piece of attach it to the ballot. >> a crowd of voters, lawyers and every single one of them getting to challenge every single ballot. how long do you think this is going to take? >> take it out. >> it doesn't matter. they're not going to do anything about
it. >> election officials must determine if absentee ballots qualify for the count. mike pantelides leads by 82 votes and josh cohen has the advantage of his party out numbering republicans 2 to 1. >> is there a challenge oh this ballot? is there a challenge to 481? >> that's what i'm on. >> we want to make sure as that the laws were followed. >> in one sense the race has been an upset with some annapolis voters discontented with high water bills and plans to renovate the city dock, putting their personal preferences ahead of political party. that's why the election ended with an 82 the vote for pantelides and this cliff hanger for the city. pat warren, wjz eyewitness news. >> both candidates are optimistic. the ravens are on a losing streak. just down the road the washington redskins are not
fairing much better. the redskins were taking on the vikings last night. after building a big lead early on washington would watch it all unravel. rg3 had a chance to win the game at the end. the pass he throws into the end zone is caught by a receiver but the receiver only gets one foot in bounds. the vikings win 34-27. the redskins are now 3-6 on the season. a former raven is having a hard time adjusting to his new team. ed reed has been moved from the starting line up with the texans. he was the best safety in the league here. he left signing with houston where he is listed as a back up player. he's had zero pass defenses in his 6 games he's played for the texans. >> you know. >> we all know. >> somebody throws that kind of money at you, you squeeze more
and you're out of your career. it will not be a blemish on what is certainly going to be a hall of fame nfl career player. >> no doubt. of course you get the new job an and you say i have a hip problem and have hip surgery. >> everybody in a venn -- in raven fogs would have done the nation would have done the same thing. sanford beat oregon last night on national television knocking oregon out of a chance to play in the bcs championship game for the second year in a row, third time in 5 years. that means that out of the acc, florida state is a solid number two in the country just behind alabama who plays lsu. if alabama knocks off lsu and then auburn two weeks from now florida state has a very easy schedule, by the way, here out.
the national championship game can involve an acc team. it's very easy this could happen. alabama, florida state. keep your eye on college football. they have a local story getting ready to happen. >> okay. coming up on coffee with, tt football in baltimore, it's taken a while for ravens nations to get to where it is now. it involved high school, college, baltimore colts. sports caster ted patterson and sports writer dean smith talk about their new book, baltimore football. that's coming up on coffee with. sharon has your traffic that's starting to get friday-like busy. we have your first warning weather weekend forecast and this killer sunrise. look at that. the morning edition continues right after this.
sunrise picture in? every time i look at the camera it's right over there. let me just step out. this has been one of the most -- time out just to take a look at this sunrise. there's no reason not to just take a breath and start a weekend with that. that is unbelievable. all right. back to it though. time marchs on. high pressure sitting right on top of the area. it's going to be a beautiful couple of days. then we go to sunny and mild as we end this weekend. that cold front is going to mean business. you will see it when we get to the five day. 54 degrees will be the high, sunny, breezy but fall-like beautiful. clear 32 over night. tomorrow sunny with a high of 54. game day sunday 60. almost 60 monday. here's that frontal boundary. d 40s tuesday with rain and breezy conditions 44 on wednesday. 30 over night, many of us in the 20s. grab your sunglasses if you're headed to your car. here is sharon gibala at wjz traffic
control. >> good morning. sun glare might be the only thie to worry about right now. just a minor delay on the west side of the beltway. 44 is your average on the outer loop. 14 minute drive time between 795 and 95. everything running smoothly still on 95. that's a look at a beautiful sunrise over on the west side of the beltway. only an occasional brake light there. that's a look at the jfx, still problem free for the moment at north avenue. this traffic report is brought to you by your maryland toyota dealer. do you dream of all the places you'd like go? toyota is ready to take you there. now is a great time to find a great deal on a toyota at buyatoyota.com. this morning's coffee with is with ted patterson and dean smith. >> tad and dean, welcome back to the eyewitness news morning edition. >> thank you. >> good to be here. scombrsz -- >> we're talking with the holiday season with something we think you would be interested
in. ted is out with edition two of football in baltimore. we're going to do a web extra too. >> it's full of trivia. >> dean is out with never e asy, never pretty, something that harbaugh and ray lewis said to each other just after the super bowl when they were standing up on the podium after the trophy being given and confetti falling, looking out and looking at the season. it's good to have you here. we're going to start with to dean over here. with all due respect, he's been known as the dean. >> absolutely. >> i'm little vince. >> thers a tremendous amount of interest in volume 1. what got you to do volume 2? >> well, timing is everything. when we came out with the book in 2000 the ravens were winning the super bowl. by that time the book was already done. so it was regretful that it
couldn't have been included in round one. so a dozen years later their win super bowl xlvii. that's when we got both of these super bowls not in that book, which is the history of baltimore football. >> you have you to get them in. we have a short 5 minutes for coffee with. i just want to ask you a question and move onto dean. we know ravens nation is huge and you're talking super bowls and everybody goes yeah and we're all jacked on the ravens. it took a long time and much history for baltimore to become the football town it is. >> well, they started in the all america conference professionally. this was a hot bed of interest with the colleges way back when in the 20s and teens. >> was it that big? >> they were getting their rule book together. they didn't know what equipment was going to be worn. there was a lot of players getting killed in the course of games because they didn't wear helmets.
>> dean brought this in, an old leather helmet. i guarantee that was an add on 25 years after the fact, that bar. >> is that your father's helmet? >> it is. he was playing in the hamden ya. leagues. >> there's -- hamden leagues. >> the thing about the book is it's so diversified. like john steadman our great friend wrote several books but all of them on the colts. he didn't have the turkey bowl and all the other stuff. >> we have programs that he brought in. >> there's adds in the back. >> calvert hall and loyola. i didn't mean to drop that. look at these covers. they are just fantastic. >> it's no longer in mint condition. >> it's no longer in mint
condition the day you slobbered on it. >> half price for it. >> this is fas nateding stuff. cinate -- that's fascinating stuff. that brings us to dean. what's the one thing you took away from season when you were compiling and talking to people? >> well, i think i took away the title. none of it was pretty or easy. from game one to winning the super bowl they played the same way. when they looked up at the end of the game they would have more points than the opposition. i think it was something that happened the same of what happened in 1958. it was a city, the team, the fans coming together to make it happen. i think the fans had a part of it as well as the team. >> i think you made an interesting statement. keep in mind our friend stan charles wrote it forward for a lot of people, my son's generation. he's 18. the way it came down and with the way the super bowl came down it was the 58 game.
they will always remember 2012. it was like to them -- to them it was the greatest game ever played. >> where were you on that saturday night in the denver game when people were walking out thinking that game was over and that pass was caught by jones? >> i was on the floor. i pulled my groin muscle. where can we purchase this? >> barns and noble, amazon, greetings and readings, the ivory. the same with the football book. >> if you download it, it would be hard. it's chalked full of so many pictures. down lead this legally. we're going to continue t,,,,,,,,,,
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5 until 7:00. updates from sharon and marty. 54 will be the high this afternoon. sunny and breezy. here is sharon gibala at wjz traffic control. . >> good morning. still seeing 40s and 50s on our speed sensors. 53 between the beltway and the tunnel. on the jfx that's what it looks like at north avenue. pretty sunrise over on the west side of the beltway at baltimore national pike. a slight delay. you will need your sunglasses t.
this traffic report is brought to you by jiffy lube. regular oil changes can help keep your engine running cleaner and car running longer. drive into jiffy lube today. quick and easy and you don't need an appointment. back over to you. city prosecutors have indice saying they're members of the black guerilla family gang. the arrest warrants were served yesterday in the green montgomery area. they say they're connected to 13 shootings. 38 people are now charged under the city's gang statute. it comes with a maximum 20 year prison sentence. the annapolis mayor race is too early to call. election officials are still figuring out if the absentee voters should be included. mike pantelides leads josh cohen by 80 votes. stay with wjz 13, maryland's news station. complete news, weather and traffic still ahead this morning. one of the storms ever recorded is bearing down on