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pattern when the rain came through yesterday afternoon. we should end up with a decent friday. not completely clear. i think the winds will tray to carry in more cloud points throughout the day. hurricane karl now, the fifth major hurricane of the year. it's a category three with winds of 120 miles per hour forecast to reach 140 mile-per- hour winds and perhaps hit near vera cruise later today and today. this will be a deadly situation for mexico. this morning, we're 64 aberdeen and harrah forward. 63 in reisterstown. a little bit of clearing around the beltway this morning but clouds to our north and also still lingering on the eastern shore. the two degree guarantee does call for a partly cloudy sky and gusty winds. let's see what's happening back on the roads. here's kim brown. >> reporter: clear around the
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beltway. traffic also clear around the beltway along with that weather. we don't have anything working so far in the area. we had the rain come through yesterday and during the overnight hours, so the roads could be a little slick. so take it easy along some of those curves especially a winding road like the jfx. here at 97 in anne arundel county, traffic is moving well at route 100. we're looking good along the 83s and along 795 as well. megan, back to you. a doctor shot by a patient a barricaded situation, a hospital on lockdown sounds like something out of a movie. this was our community and this was hopkins. linda so is live with what happened yesterday. >> reporter: the doctor who was shot is expected to survive. last night, he came out of surgery and is in stable condition. it was a chaotic scene with the whole thing unfolding around 11:00 on thursday. the sprawling medical campus
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was put on lockdown after police say paul pardus shot the doctor. he became distraught after being briefed on his mother's condition. he believed the doctors failed her and prompted him to shoot the doctor. he then ran into his mother's room, shot her in the head then turned the gun on himself. >> my brother finally contacted her and she said, have i to go, hung the phone up abruptly. but at least we know if she answered the phone she's okay. >> reporter: a metal detector may have kept pardus from bringing that gun into the hospital but there are more than 80 entrances on this campus. it's nearly impossible to have a metal detector at each entrance. still, officials will review the security procedures. linda so, abc 2 news. >> we all know hopkins is a huge hospital. to put things in perspective, the hospital has nearly 1100 patient beds and sees more than
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46,000 patients admitted every, single year on top of the more than 400,000 outpatient encounters, more than 12,000 people working at the hospital in the school of medicine along with 3700 full time and part time faculty. it has been ranked the number one hospital in the country for each year over the last 20 years by u.s. news and world reports. hospital violence is a growing threat. since 1995, there have been 256 reports of violent crimes in medical centers, a number that's risen over the past three years. a 22-year-old woman is in the hospital this morning after police say she was imprisoned in baltimore county in an apartment and beaten. germaine smith-bey drove her to the medical center claiming they found the friend in condition. once she woke up from a coma two weeks later, they learned the so-called good samaritans
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are suspects. according to authorities, smith-bey and king repeatedly beat the woman and kept her locked into the reisterstown apartment. police say money was likely the motive in the crime. >> somehow they were able to get ahold of her bank card, and they were using her bank card to remove money from the bank machine, the money she was receiving from social security income. >> the doctors at gbmc found the victim. she's been blinded in one eye, part of her upper lip is missing. open wounds have left her with a staph infection and flesh eating bacteria throughout her body. she is in rough condition. the harford county animal rescue turned to a heartbreaking story now of animal cruelty into hope. two weeks ago a garbage truck driver happened to hear a moaning sound coming from the trash bin. he found a taped up box inside with six puppies.
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the animal rescue took on the challenge of saving the dogs' lives. >> very dehydrated. we thought we would lose one or two of them. took them right to the vet. they are all healthy now. they are six weeks'd and doing great. >> look at these puppies. they are so cute. with one tough task completed, the new challenge is finding homes for the miracle pups. if you are interested in adopting one of those dogs or many of the others because they have a lot, call 410-557-6161. you can always e-mail them too. if you missed it, we'll put all of that information on our web site. 5:35 right now. a 6-year-old cheerleader kicked off the squad. now a bitter battle. what her mother did that caused her to be booted from the team. i thought it was the end of the world. i have my life alert on me and i was gonna press that. i thought maybe i was gonna
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die. >> possible tornado hits the big apple. we have a look at the damage across the area when we come back. first, let's check on the trains and buses to see how we're rolling. here's mta's mark jones. >> reporter: good morning. wet roadways slowing things up a bit so allow extra time if you travel by bus. the number 7, 16, 22, 36, 97 buses are all rung 15 minutes late. 10 and 30 taking a diversion at light and pratt for construction. light rail subway and marc all look good for travel. for the mta transit team, i'm mark jones. tax on ez
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that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here.
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i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. a tornado has touched down in the big apple. well, experts have to make that final determination. incredible video, whatever it was, ripped through new york city leaving a trail of destruction. the strong storms even knocked bricks right off of buildings. >> i just started screaming there's a tornado. i'm in the middle of a tornado. it was black and -- >> fire officials confirmed at least one person was killed when a tree fell on top of his car. no tornadoes here but the
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weather was wild. a lot of heavy rain and it came quickly. justin berk joins us with more. hey, justin. >> i expected it to be scattered showers and real rain rolling in around dark. coming in four or five hours early means it left early. the ground's still wet and the skies cleared out around the immediate baltimore area. clouds in the harrah ford zone up towards pa. we may filter moore clouds back into the picture. we're down to 66 in baltimore. 70 right now in easton and 73 in ocean city. still have to transition the slightly cooler, drier air into the region. we may still hold into the 80s as we go for our hour by hour forecast. a sunny to partly and mostly cloudy sky at times. the skies will be changeable and we should remain dry with the two degree guaranteed high.
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right now, let's see what's happening on those roads with kim brown. >> reporter: justin, all the way from the pa state line on the harrisburg expressway and even the 95 corridor as you make your way towards the capital beltway, we are incident free as we look right now at our maps all clear around the area. no problems anywhere. traffic looks really good. as we look right now at our drive times no delays on the outer loop from 795 to 70. 95 southbound running well between white marsh boulevard on the beltway. as you make your way from the split to 295 that will take you 15 minutes. and we've got the latest on one of our big stories at the moment. good morning, sherrie. >> reporter: good morning, kim. the brother of the johns hopkins shooter talks about the tragedy. coming up, hear what he has to say.
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news time is 5:44. it is one of the most respected hospitals in the world here in our community, and it became a crime scene. gunshots fired inside johns hopkins. in the end, two people dead, a doctor seriously wounded. linda so joins us live to tell us how that doctor is doing this morning and what happened.
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linda, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, megan. the good news is the doctor is expected to survive. he spent the day in surgery and came out late last night and remains in stable condition here at hopkins. it was a chaotic scene as it unfolded on the eighth floor of the nelson building. police say 50-year-old paul pardus pulled out a gun and shot the doctor in the stomach. he became distraught as he was being briefed on his mother's condition. he believed the doctors had failed his mother and shot the doctor, shot his mother in the head then turned the gun on himself. it caught a lot of people offguard. >> it's scary knowing someone is on the outside on a rampage with a gun in the hospital where we are supposed to be protected. >> reporter: a metal detector might have prevented him from bringing that gun into the
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building but there are more than 80 entrances on the sprawling campus and to have a detector at every door is near impossible, still they will review security procedures. linda so, abc 2 news. >> the scene that played out inside johns hopkins yesterday morning is a scene that's played out across the united states. just this year alone, take a look at this video. this is from a shooting last april in knoxville where a man with a history of mental problems guns down a woman and wounded two other people in a hospital. there was also a shooting outside of cleveland at a hospital over the summer. this facility had two shootings in one month. there have been shootings at eight hospital as cross the united states. yesterday's deadly attack since 1995 there have been 256 reports of violent crimes in medical center, a number that has risen over the past three
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years. neighbors say that suspect in the shooting was a loving son. paul pardus helped take care of his mother at their home in virginia. >> he was always there for her. he never left her side. i told her when i seen him walking her out that she had a great son. you don't find too many sons like that. >> the mother has been identified as 84-year-old jean davis. it's hard to understand the desperation pardus felt. it's something those that knew him are trying to understand, including his own brother. sherrie? >> reporter: good morning, megan. family members are upset by what baltimore police are calling a murder-suicide involving the son of a patient here at johns hopkins hospital. paul pardus' brother alvin
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gibson says he spoke to pardus after their mother underwent surgery. he was upset and told him that the surgery did not turn out the way doctors said it would. their mother suffered from back problems and her operation was not successful, news that was devastating to pardus. >> i guess he thought that she was suffering a lot and that she wasn't going to be able to walk again. >> reporter: now, johns hopkins security says that their security plan worked as designed to help keep patients and staff safe. sherrie johnson, abc 2 newsp. >> remember to stay with abc 2 news and for the latest developments on the story. when you get to our web site, you'll find a number of videos and pictures. we have raw video outside the hospital yesterday and a background on the history of
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johns hopkins hospital all available at good morning. 5:49. we start with the tropics still active but weakening. look how small julia is compared to igor. igor, a monster still holding at 125 mile-per-hour winds. this thing's nearly a week at a major hurricane intensity and still trying to hold its own. both of these out to sea. hurricane igor is going to be at bermuda. we've got to set our sights on waves out of the east coast. now we've got to focus on what's happening in the tropics. look at the eye develop overnight. what we've been watching here is hurricane carl explode with development. this time yesterday, it
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reemerged. since then in the last 24 hours, it has exploded now to a major hurricane, a very distinct eye roughly 70 mile as way from vera cruz, mexico and the track takes it to the west and may hit the major mile population of mexico ski. 120 mile-per-hour winds, west movement makes landfall perhaps as a cat 4 tonight with winds at 140 miles per hour storm surge up to 15 feet up to 15 inches of rainfall as it rolls into the mexico city metro area. major flooding is expected. mud slides. this will be a deadly storm. there's no what i to avoid that. locally, we have a little clearing after yesterday's rain even as severe weather in new york pushing into eastern new england. today we're expecting to have a partly cloudy sky. i expect more clouds into the sky than we're seeing here. temperatures 82 with a strong breeze averaging 15 to 25 miles
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per hour. tonight we'll settle back down into the 50s. more clouds, a little more on sunday at 82. then upper 70s with the next rainfall on tuesday into wednesday with thunderstorms. right now, let's get you back on the road. here's kim brown. justin, we are looking extremely well traffic-wise. everything on the roadways is running smooth. the 95 corridor looks good through the beltway as you approach the for the mchenry toll plaza. on the beltway, we are experiencing wet roads but really no issues here at harford road. we'll take a break and be right back. [ male announcer ] it's sunday afternoon.
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it's 5:51. let's take a look at news happening around the nation. remember the woman who gave an emotional interview after an attack of someone threw acid in her face and don't know who. police in washington state now say bethany store row admitted to dousing herself with acid.
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no word on why she did it but the story began to unravel and she then came clean during a search of her home. when while daughter get on the [ bleep ] and [ bleep ] w. her. this is just it. i'm going to [ bleep ] you up. tell me which one. >> one florida dad is facing misdemeanor charges. police say james jones went onto the bus that his daughter rides and began cursing at some of the boys and even threatening them. jones claims his daughter was being bullied. he said a student was putting open condoms on his daughter's head, smacking the back of her head and twisting her ears. he told deputies he talked to school officials about it but nothing had been done. >> i'm very sorry. i apologize for that. this is not justice to my daughter, either. >> reporter: neither the bus
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driver nor the monitor did anything to stop all of that terrible behavior. the school board did not have a comment in this story. a cheerleader has been kicked off the squad. she's only 6 years old. her mom said it started because she wanted to alter a cheer that she thought was inappropriate for 6-year-old girls. this caused a lot of controversy in the community. the cheer said our backs ache, our shirts are too tight, we shake our booties from left to right. >> the best word you can say is one it doesn't make any sense. for a 6-year-old to be saying those words is inappropriate. >> she expressed her feelings to the general manager, coach and board who claim that the cheer has been around for years and that the squad had no intention of squashing it so they kicked her daughter off the team. some parents have no problem with the cheer but other squads have invited the 6-year-old daughter to come cheer with them. all right. breast cancer touches so many
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lives and so many people in our community. so coming up, find out what one group is doing to aid in the search for a cure one scarf at a time. and there's a dating site out there for everyone, even the not so attractive. tax on ez
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that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message.
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it's the morning after a chaotic and violent scene at hopkins. i'm linda so. what measures are being taken to prevent something like this from happening again? he was a loving son and couldn't stand to see his mother suffer. that's what the suspect's brother is saying in a shooting at hopkins. dumped, taped up in a box, left behind in a trash bin. how could someone do that to puppies? this morning, they need a home. we'll tell you all about it. the video is so cute. captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838


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