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>> i don't know, i would say 10 seconds. if you blinked you would miss it. >> don't blink. here's the weather with meteorologist justin berk. good morning. >> good morning. by my calculations you have five seconds left. >> good. >> use it. >> good morning. we have a look this morning, at wet weather, the headline is going to be all about the potential for flooding. this morning, it's about the rain, it's about the spray, it's about the fog. that's going to cut down visibility and make for a busy morning, not only for you but for kim brown so stay tuned for that in a moment. we're staying cool most of the day, heavy rain, more on the way could lead to over three inches in spots before this thing is done. tomorrow night and wednesday morning. here's maryland's most powerful doppler radar. with one knot of moisture, you can see it rotate through on top of baltimore city as we speak. and heavy rain actually continues off towards our north and east as we're watching this morning, looks like the heaviest knot of rain from middle river and sliding its way east of essex and rosedale and up 95. so kingsville, white marsh and
even up towards, looks like hickory and bel air possibly in the next 20 minutes. we're going to watch rain, maybe break for a couple of hours and come back with thunder mixed in. this afternoon's 2-degree guaranteed high of 72. right now hold on to the wheel. in fact, before you go to the car, listen up to kim brown. we have an accident in the same area you just reported. 95 southbound reported to be near the harford county, baltimore county line. an accident blocking the two left lanes. traffic is backed up to about mountain road at this time. also, in baltimore city, 95 south approaching keith avenue, left lane and shoulder blocked there because of a crash. around the beltway, on the top side of the inner loop at the jfx the left lane and shoulder are still blocked there as well because of a crash. and we have a single-car accident on the outer loop at reisterstown road, car went into the guardrail. so folks, it is a slick commute out there this morning. try to take it easy. the drive times are up around the area, on the outer loop from 795 to 70, that is seven
minutes. five minutes 95 southbound from whitemarsh boulevard to the beltway. on the harbor tunnel thruway, eight minutes from the split as you approach 295. as we look now at our cameras, it's going to be slow ride, people are taking it easy on the gas, road spray certainly an issue, reducing visibility so everyone is taking it slow on the outer loop at liberty road. 6:02. this has been going around and around about slots, since agnew was governor. today we get our first casino, in perryville in cecil county. you can start gambling in one hour and 58 minutes. listened -- linda so plans on winning in one hour and 59 minutes. that's quick. >> reporter: give me some time. set your alarm for 8:00 this morning, that is when you'll hear the slots coming to life. the casino in perryville is opening a little earlier than expected. it was originally supposed to open this thursday but the casino got its license over the weekend after a successful trial run on saturday.
that paves the way for maryland's first slots parlor to open since voters approved slots nearly two years ago. the four other locations still have big hurdles before opening. the casino at arundel mills is going back to voters in november. operators at perryville say they are happy to be the first to open and boost the local economy with hundreds of jobs. the hollywood casino is 35,000 square feet, has 1,500 slot machines, two restaurants and many shops. >> we have 350 employees, 80% of which are from harford and cecil counties. so, to be the first, i think it's just an exciting thing for everybody. >> reporter: again, the hollywood casino in perryville will officially open its doors in about two hours, 8:00 this morning. grand opening ceremonies will be this thursday. in the studio, linda so, abc2 news. 6:04. a white supremacist who pled guilty to beating a black fisherman will be sentenced today. calvin locknear is expected to
serve a 31-year prison term as part of a plea deal he accepted last week. the man who called himself "hitler" beat 77-year-old james pri veette, he's expected to appear in court to face his attacker. the action on the field took a back seat at a harford county high school. a team remembers a fallen teammate. >> joey d, joey d, number 30, number 30! >> fallston high school honored the memory of joey d'entremont, the 14-year-old player, a student, musician who was killed in a traffic accident last weekend. it was the team's first time on the field since the loss of their friend and teammate. >> you don't have to go to bel air or fallston and paterson. i think the whole entire community is behind this fallston team and fallston family right now.
>> reporter: joey d'entremont was laid to rest last week. 6:05. all is right in flacco land after throwing four interceptions last week he threw three tds. i think the second drive of yesterday's game was the most important drive of the season. you could feel the crowd get antsy. ray lewis, it never gets old. it feels like the first time. ray rice, 22 yard scamper here. joe flacco hooks up with anquan bolden. he had a good day yesterday. ravens up in this one 14-3. we'll see more from a.b. in a minute. the browns made the ravens sweat this one out. payton hillis hounds it in the end zone to bring cleveland at four in the half.
seneca wallace with the touchdown pass to benjamin. browns touchdown:joe has to win this one. here comes the blitz. joe, one highway and deep and bolden catches the 28-yard touchdown. three tds on the day for a.b. and the ravens, they go on to win 24-17 and the pittsburgh steelers are coming up on sunday. in pittsburgh. we'll play out there. ok? roll it! one week left, the orioles lost 5-2 yesterday, lost the entire weekend in toronto. even buck showalter got tossed out of this one. the team lost four straight, the longest under buck. the orioles in tampa bay the next three games and come home to finish out the year against the detroit tigers. it's been more than two months since "extreme makeover: home edition" took over fleetwood avenue closing it down in northeast baltimore to build a new home for the ladies of boys hope girls hope. >> abc2 news was all over it but even we didn't get to see
the inside of the house until now. even more than that we got to see our lives on national television. some of us can change a light bulb or squash a stink bug but we can also move a bus. and give hope. >> all i can think of now is wow. i'm crying a lot, because it's finally hitting. as before i said, i was still in shock. now it's hitting. >> reporter: we were all tied up watching ty and his miracle workers give baltimore two hours of great tv. many watched "extreme makeover: home edition" at home. others came out here to notre notre-dame prep for a viewing party. >> it meant a lot to me and my family. i know my friends watching it, just impressed at what the program i'm in and all the things i'm doing. >> ok, here's the situation!
a bit of a storm has blown in! >> reporter: it shows what we can do with a stop watch, weather against us. we saw tears and raindrops, hugs and earthquakes. in the end it's always about the hope. >> i am so happy and thrilled right now with what the show has done. we couldn't be happier. just so proud and privileged that we had the experience that we did and have the house. >> reporter: if you swept a broom, put a chair in place, painted a wall, laid a brick, this show was all about you. but it's the home built with doors and a lot of love that gives us hope to a brighter future. girls hope boys hope, thanks for making us feel good about ourselves. >> now even though the show is aired the story doesn't end. head to abc2news.com and you can relive the build from the rainstorms to the big reveal and see megan live doing it on
that -- it was a friday morning. >> the big reveal. >> that was great. she was on last night. and if you want to make a donation to boys hope girls hope we have a link on how you can help. >> it was cool when we went to the party, christie from girls hope said the girls kept saying to her that june 9th was the best day of their lives. how nice to be a part of something where people have such a happy memory with something. it's great. >> the door thing. i love the second chance doors where -- i'm going down there and get a door. >> it's a great business. a bishop continues to lead his congregation despite the charges of sexual misconduct. >> we have more on the allegation that's have been brought up against the leader of one of the biggest churches in the united states. >> you can guard your personal information as best you can but find out how scammers are trying to get one of the most important pieces of information you have. >> plus, it's "think pink" month. this week it's very important. we have tips on how to ensure you're getting the best braift
care -- breast care. first we go to new york for the latest business news. good morning, we begin your "moneyscope report" with president obama ready to give small businesses a boost. the president is set to sign the small business jobs act today. aims to help small businesses get loans so they can grow and hire people. extra fees are adding up for airline passengers. usa today reports fees are rising and some are 50% higher than a year ago. new fees like charges for carry onbags are hitting balance injuries in the wallets, too. hyundai is recalling 140,000 sonatas due to a steering wheel defect. it's for models built before december 10th. no crashes or injuries are linked to the problem. and wall street is king at the box office. it took in $19 million this weekend. "legend of the guardians" second and "the town" was third. that is your "moneyscope report."
the agency that provides those numbers. this is great. joce sterman has a warning in this week's "scam alert." >> reporter: scammers have no problem playing a role if it means they can get their hands on your information. in other "scam alerts" we've shown you how they stepped into the shoes of president obama, the irs, even the federal trade commission. now scammers are acting like the reps from another agency, the social security administration. the ssa web site says they've been getting reports about people being contacted by someone claiming to be an employee of the agency. they use different tactics, sometimes claiming the ssa computers are down and need your social security number and other information. some also try mentioning enrollment in the medicare drug program. their goal is to steal your identity or your money. that is why the ssa says you should verify the call by contacting your local social security office or by calling their toll free hotline and never give your social security number or other important information over the phone
because with information that is sensitive it's unlikely uncle sam is making a house call. joce sterman, abc2 news. >> the hotline she mentioned is 1-800-772-1213. and keep in mind the social social security administration is investigating claims of scams like this. so if you get a call from someone who sounds shady, and asking you to get the caller's alleged name, number, time, date of the call and all the information they want, pull it out out. you can fill out a fraud report on the agency's web site. we posted a link on the "scam alert" page, waiting for you now at abc2news.com. good morning. 6:15. we're looking at temperature this morning, first off, outside, wet in baltimore. we had heavy rain move through and we'll cut off heavy rain over the course of the next half-hour but the roads are still wet, there are puddles, could make for a very slow
commute especially when you have the spray kicking up from the cars in front of you. check out the temperatures, in baltimore 64. easton 68. pax river, ocean city 73. there's a warm front trying to swing its way through maryland and that is what is enhancing some of this rainfall. that is important because number one, we've already seen bands of heavy rain move through the area. looks like we're trying to cut it off but there's another knot of heavy rain approaching southern anne arundel county now. there's more in extreme southern maryland and more further to the south. yes, our forecast calls for rain. hour by hour forecast calls for it but there will be hours in between where you may actually stay dry. again, not a heavy rain moving through baltimore, up 83, york county now and flipping portions of harford county, especially bel air back towards the west. we get a break, more rain to the south and more rain likely as we start building in this unstable environment throughout the day. an area of low pressure near georgia, very stormy weather and through georgia itself,
north carolina and south carolina also see nasty heavy rain. while we're on the cool side of the frontal boundary the rainy pattern does swing to the north. we'll actually see a rise somewhat of temperatures and our forecast model indicating that bands of heavy rain may get real heavy as we head into the afternoon. and there's more wack to the -- back to the west. that tries to swing through with the whole frontal system. if not overnight tonight, tomorrow morning. more heavy rain possible. our total forecast giving us three inches, enough to produce flooding. also enough to get us back to where we belong. because we're in some rain deficit here. especially this month as we've been very, very dry. that stuff tries to get out of here and we should see a cutoff of the rain during the day tomorrow. the pattern is not done. there could be another storm off the coast hitting thursday and friday. today we're expecting a wet day, periods of rain heavy at times though there will be breaks in between. we aim for 72 as our 2-degree guarantee. we'll slip back maybe briefly into the upper 60s, steady or
rising temperatures overnight. a thunderstorm possible, with the very active weather pattern here that leaves us with the chance of rain on in through at least tomorrow morning. should cut off into the afternoon at 78 degrees. wednesday, decent day, we're in between systems, sunshine and 74. as we stay in the 70s we'll push another chance of rain thursday and friday. one indication it stays on the eastern shore and hugs the coast to the beaches, another computer model trying to give us the heaviest rain thursday night and friday. we're going to watch this end of week system and behind that entire pattern, highs will be stuck in the 60s. but drying by next weekend. let's check the roads with kim, anything but dry. >> absolutely. the wet roads are certainly affecting your morning commute so far on pretty much a lot of the major roadways including the 95 corridor and the beltway and the bw parkway. so let's get started. in baltimore county, 195, you'll see traffic moving pretty nicely, really in both directions, no problems here on 95.
the problems really coming in near harford county and baltimore city. as we peak at the maps, a pair of crashes, 95 southbound, one at keith avenue, that is blocking the left shoulder. another crash reported 95 south at caton avenue blocking the left lane and shoulder. around the beltway, especially on the northwest side, we have a crash on the inner loop at the jfx. left lane and shoulder blocked there. earlier accident on outer loop at reisterstown road has that blocking the right shoulder. still down in anne arundel county, northbound on the bw parkway, a crash at arundel mills circle, off to the left shoulder. another accident just reported northbound 295 at baltimore annapolis boulevard. back to you. 6:19. when you've been diagnosed with breast cancer getting the right care is essential. abc2 news linda so has five ways to ensure that you're getting the best care to beat the disease. take a look. >> i knew immediately i had breast cancer. >> reporter: stacey knows how frighting it is to be diagnosed
with breast cancer. she was in her 40s when her routine mammogram detected a cancerous tumor. >> it gives a new intensity to your life because you realize that your days are precious. >> reporter: as a radiologist, stacey was used to helping women find good medical care, now as a patient she had to learn how to do that for herself. >> one big piece of advice is don't be afraid to get a second opinion. you're not going to hurt your doctor's feelings, any good doctor is fine with that. and you want to find somebody you're comfortable with. you don't want to feel intimidated. you want to feel comfortable, able to ask any questions. >> reporter: second, once she found the right doctor don't feel pressured to make a decision about your treatment right away. >> take your time. don't feel rushed into any decisionmaking. the -- your doctor will discuss all the potential consequences, all the possibilities for treatment. and it can be an overwhelming array of things. >> reporter: third, don't be afraid to ask for help. >> many good breast centers
have nurse navigators who will take you through this array of findings and lab tests and path results and help you through the maze. >> reporter: fourth, reach out to family and friends for support. >> as women we're used to just kind of care taking for others but there's a time to let yourself be taken care of. >> reporter: and fifth, keep a positive attitude. for stacey, that meant keeping up with her martial arts and staying fit. she's written a book about her story of healing. >> i remember sitting there during my last chemotherapy session and asking my oncologist, ok, so when can i start sparring again? that gives you the fighting spirit. and that was very important to me. >> reporter: linda so, abc2 news. >> tomorrow on "good morning maryland," what you can do to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer. we're counting the days down until comb maryland's race for the cure, set for this coming sunday, october 3rd in hunt valley. komen. we'll be live on the air to
broadcast the event. i'll be out there with megan, justin will be there and kim brown will be giving traffic reports from beautiful hunt valley. >> justin is running. >> good. 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. that is when we'll be on the air live. to register for the big race head to abc2news.com and then when you get there click on the lifestyle tab and "think pink." brace for impact. those are the words you do not want to hear when you're on a plane approaching the airport. >> the passengers on one flight had to do that over the weekend. >> and folks went ape all over london. for a great cause.
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there's no substitute for the fall feeding, trust me. it is the best thing you can do for your lawn. i use scotts winterguard. 6:25. green day front man billy joe armstrong joining the cast of "american idiot," the broadway musical he helped create based on the panned's 2004 -- band's 2004 album. he will briefly replace a cast member on leave.
then after that it's back to green day for the band's south america tour. it's the broadway debut for armstrong who co-wrote the musical. hundreds of people took to the streets of central london dressed as gorillas in a charity race aimed at helping the world's great apes. 700 people put on the gorilla suits and joined in the race covering the total distance of about four mileposts a little over -- miles. a little over that. i bet they smelled ripe after that. organizers said the 700 was also the number of mountain gorillas surviving today, that is it. in the african wild. they raised about $235,000 from the charity event. >> isn't that great? time for today's birthdays. her husband danny sent this in. danny and julie have been married for 37 years. 37 years.
lou hall from whiteford celebrated a birthday yesterday. born in baltimore, lived here all her life. she has seven grandchildren ranging from 5 to 25 years old. happy birthday. >> are you having a birthday today? just send an e-mail with all the information and picture of whoever it is celebrating a birthday so we can say happy birthday to them live on the air on "good morning maryland." 6:27. she wanted to make sure he heard what she had to say. >> so why did mccain's security take this woman down? plus - >> slots are coming to life in maryland. i'm linda so. the state's first casino is about to open for business. old gibbs canning company. today these factories are full of dot com businesses.
and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence pioneering new cyber security jobs and giving an old gm plant a jump start building electric motors. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you.
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