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particular screen. that's what spills in our direction. any little bit of sun gets erased quickly with thickening clouds. 71 this afternoon, showers spread from south to north, take an umbrella for the evening commute. more coming up, here's kim brown with traffic. >> i want to wish a happy birthday to my friend molly as well. we're off to a really good start traffic-wise this morning. no traffic incidents to let you know about. southbound lanes looking good as you make your way towards 695 and as we look at our drive times this morning, traffic, pretty good on the harrisburg expressway. six minutes from shawan on down. on the very top side of the outer loop, between the 83s, no problems there. jfx all lanes open down to northern parkway, a 4-minute
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ride. today the city is stepping in, arming you with information. not about taxes, crime or parking, they'll be talking about bedbugs, a problem plaguing the city. >> reporter: baltimore city health officials are trying to be proactive in the fight against bedbugs. they're basically holding a meeting right here at the war memorial building today at noon in downtown baltimore. basically they want to map out a strategy to fight against the bedbugs and also answer questions or concerns that people might have. the blood sucking critters turned up in frederick county in a library there. the county hired exterminators to make sure all of its libraries are free of the insects and in howard county, a couple has filed a $500,000 lawsuit over a bedbug infestation in an ellicot city apartment. the couple was forced to move
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out of their apartment and throw away most of their possessions because their apartment was never properly treated for bedbugs. that meeting kicks off at noon today at the war memorial building. this is free to the public, but there is limited seating. you might want to get here early. reporting live in downtown baltimore, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. are we bracing for an attack? intel agents overseas have uncovered a terror plot against britain and france. emily schmitt's in washington with overnight developments for us. >> in paris tuesday night, officials evacuated the eiffel tower after a caller from a phone booth issued a threat. it was a false alarm, but the second evacuation in just two weeks. a senior u.s. official tells abc news there's a credible threat of a major series of new terror attacks on britain, france, germany and possibly the united states. the information comes after
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questioning a captured suspected jihadist who reportedly claimed osama bin laden personally approved the plot. >> the american authorities are extremely nervous about what is going on. the germans are extremely nervous about what is going on. >> reporter: officials are looking for other radicalized germans who may have been training in pakistan for a commando-style raid. officials say they do not know details of a specific time or place of the attack. the head of the fbi testified on capitol hill about increased worries of non-specific new threats. >> reporter: despite the significant counterterrorism pressure abroad, al-qaeda continues to be committed to high-profile attacks directed at the west including plans against europe as well as the homeland. officials closed a mosque last
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month after discovering the plat. 6:34 in ohio, a toddler's birthday party became a nightmare when a brawl erupted involving about 75 people. the fight was between the birthday girl's father and the mother's boyfriend and fueled by alcohol. it quickly escalated into something huge. broken beer bottles injured more than a dozen people. >> kept thinking there was blood and broken glass. we were told there was one gentlemen at the back of the room, continued to throw bottles until he didn't have anymore. >> five people were taken to the hospital. the toddler's father was arrested for disorderly conduct while intoxicated. children's services have gotten involved in the whole thing, they're investigating since there were about 30 kids at the party. there's a language barrier and
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lack of cooperation hampering their investigation. after months of silence, the music is back in at the grand ole opry nearly five months after record rain sent water two feet above its historic stage. nashville's country music shrine reopened yesterday. some of the biggest names returned to the stage to bring the refurbished opry back to life. may's massive flooding caused more than $1.5 billion in property damage in the national area. >> you're a keith urban fan, that made you smile. >> that was good. if you want to be a toys r us kid, now's your chance. this might not come as a surprise, ladies, we make less money than men, but you might be surprised at the latest numbers. >> nobody on my mom's side of the family, nobody on my dad's
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side of the family has had breast cancer. i knew i was immune, i was never going to have it. it was pressure from my husband, my two boys and my doctor said i should never stop having mammograms. i kept on going, i'm glad i did. that's how we found out. anybody i see that's above 40, i said "make sure you go for your mammogram every year." do not skip it. it's very important. it's been 5 + years, i feel as healthy as anything. i don't feel i'm a cancer patient. never did. never did. when people said "how's your cancer?" i said "it's gone!
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new government data shows that women in the workplace,
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it's improved, but just marginally. even though women on the whole are gaining an education, they're still not substantially making more dollars for their work. according to a new report, the pay gap narrowed by just two cents in 2000 to 2007 with female managers now earning 81 cents for every dollar earned by their male manager counterparts. that's compared to 79 cents before 2000. >> women are stuck. despite decades of efforts to create opportunities for advancement, deep inequities persist. >> there's a bright spot, more women are gaining education, we're closing the education gap, but not the pay gap. >> women in senior management positions were more likely to lose their jobs during the recession than men who held similar positions. let's get a job at toys
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r us. may i help you. >> welcome to toys r us, may i help you? >> they're going to hire 45,000 jobs. the company says it will put these people to work. they're planning 600 pop-up stores in malls and shopping centers for the upcoming holiday. may i help you? >> work on that. >> doll babies aisle 7. he said he was just doing his job. >> but for one family, this man in uniform may have been, he might as well have been in a superman cape. a girl stops breathing and a cop comes to her rescue. how quick thinking saves her life. changes in baltimore county, if you rent what your landlord needs to do to protect your home. plus: governor martin o'malley gets help in his spot from a prominent democrat. gloria estefan is showing off her climbing skills.
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all right, this is your news to go. i'm megan pringle. >> i'm jamie costello. >> the woman who gave us "the rhythm is going to get you" got out. >> she was locked out of her miami dolphins sky box, she climbed out the window. we'll tell you more about this story. >> we are looking at cloudy skies trying to build back in from southern maryland, we have a high thin cloud deck this morning. we are expecting clouds to return, and bring back tropical moisture, even though it's cool this morning at 56 in baltimore. 52 york, pennsylvania. ocean city, 67. yeah, we do expect rain to return from south to north this afternoon as those clouds thicken up. we go for our two-degree guaranteed high of 71. more rain will build in tonight and definitely by daybreak
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tomorrow. here's kim brown with traffic. >> traffic starting to build around the area. we do have minor delays on the outer loop of the beltway between 795 down towards liberty road. as it gets slow on the top side of the outer loop between bel air and providence. fortunately we've been accident free all morning. traffic looks good on the 95 corridor, no problems on the harrisburg expressway either, we'll check traffic times in a few minutes. luke ringler is a dad of two. he puts on his anne arundel county police uniform and leaves his home to support his family, but what he did will go down in the history books for another family. >> reporter: the cop says he was just doing his job and happened to be in the right place at the right time, but the family says if it weren't for the corporal, their daughter wouldn't be here today. 4-year-old brooke bayne stopped breathing. she had pneumonia and croup.
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brooke's dad called 911. corporal luke ringler happened to be a minute away from the home. he jumped into action and performed cpr on the girl. as a father of two young kids himself, it was tough to put his emotions aside but did what he was trained to do. >> i'm glad he was there. i owe him a lot. >> life is fragile. you have to love them while you have them. >> the corporal says everyone should take time to learn cpr. meanwhile, brooke is recovering at a hospital in baltimore and could be released as early as today. in the studio, linda sow, abc2 news. baltimore county police say they suspect foul play in the death of a man in cockeysville. they're waiting for a report from the medical examiner on the body found late monday night in the front of a home on stone gate court. no word on the victim's identity right now. police have no suspect and no motive. investigators say weather was a big factor in the desk of
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a veteran baltimore city police officer. james fowler was killed when his truck crashed in a barrier along route 322 in central pennsylvania. fouler was on his way to penn state to participate in a training program on investigations. he leaves behind a wife and two children. a west friendship man who pleaded guilty to driving while impaired after he struck and killed a 16-year-old bicyclist has been sentenced to six months in jail. police found heroin in his pocket. he admitted to being addicted to the drug. 6:48 right now. the gang leader convicted of ordering a teenager's murder because he thought the other gang member was gay will spend the rest of his life behind bars. timothy rawlings was convicted in may for his role in the murder of steven parish because
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bang members believed he was gay. he was given the maximum of 20 years for a hate crime, he's not eligible for parole. >> justice for him, that's what is my concern. he can't speak for himself. he's gone. and i have to make sure that they were held accountable. >> this is the first time baltimore county has convicted someone for a hate crime. >> landlords in baltimore county had just two more weeks to make sure every rental unit has a carbon monoxide detector installed. a new law takes effect in october on the 13th which requires the devices in every single unit of every property, new or old. failure to comply will result in fines up to $400 per unit. >> we'll follow up this fall and we'll spot check those apartment complexes with our inspectors. we'll have them go in and
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randomly select certain apartment units throughout the complex. >> baltimore county leaders passed the law after carbon monoxide incidents jumped from 900 in 2005 to more than 1200 four years later. democracy 2010, senator barbara ma cull ski -- mikulski faces republican physician and queen ann's county commissioner eric wargotz in the election coming up in november. meanwhile: president barack obama is showing support for martin o'malley. the 60-second spot, president credits o'malley with making the quote "tough decisions to put education, safety, and job creation first." today baltimore city will
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hold a kick-off meeting at noon at the war memorial building. the meeting focuses on the bedbug problem in the city. health officials will answer questions and concerns about bedbugs. baltimore city health officials are mapping out a strategy today in the battle against is bedbugs. people in harford county will soon from a new place to shop. the new kohl's opens today in forest hills. you're looking at a live picture in the front of the store. there are dozens of people outside rating to be the first to take advantage of all those good deals when the store officially opens its door. which will happen in about nine minutes. the store is bringing 150 jobs to the area, it's the 21st kohl's store in the state of maryland. the new store is located at 50 osborne parkway. more than 400 inns are letting active and retired members of the military stay for
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free, on november 10th, the night before veteran's day. you can log onto our website, we have a whole list for you, go to click on the national news section on our homepage. . much better tampa, instead of 12,000, you got 17,000 last night. saw the rays clinch a playoff spot. rays pitcher david price shutting out the orioles for eight innings. he struck out julio lugo. home plate umpire, joe west, promptly tossed lugo to the east. the final score was 5-0. congratulations to the tampa bay rays, they are second playoff birth in franchise history. the orioles wrap up the series tonight in tampa. >> look at this, this is good video. singer gloria estefan is being applauded for escaping from her suite at sunday night's miami dolphin's game. she was set to introduce enrique
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iglesias during the halftime show. when she went to head down to the field, the door was jammed on her suite. firefighters, even a locksmith couldn't get the door open. she climbed out the suite window and into a neighboring room to get out, down to the field in time to introduce iglesias, doing the whole thing in heels. >> you women always like to brag what you can do in those heels. >> it's amazing. >> i'm glad i don't have to do it. we have thinness in the overcast. we'll try to squeeze some morning sun. remember the active weather pattern we had? we had to deal with the same type of threats the day before. there's a lot of energy still left in the atmosphere. moisture left just to the south. that'll try to move in our direction throughout the day. the del marva will get wet, salisbury, cambridge, easton.
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we'll look for rain to build into baltimore by mid-afternoon. really what's happening across the deep south. large upper level system across the west. pool of cool air will help to speed the developing tropical system. it could get named nicole before the day is done. it'll spill up through florida and will head in our direction with a lot of heavy rain though the carolinas. forecast model indicating heavy rain by daybreak tomorrow. watch the red shading build between d.c., baltimore and back into the mountains and across the chesapeake bay. potential flooding will continue through the del marva through tomorrow evening and try to push east of baltimore tomorrow night. we do have potential flooding situation here, not only from the heavy rainfall through thursday evening, but also with that surge pushing up the bay. watch high tides at fort mchenry, 11:57 a.m. just after midnight on friday morning, 12:44. the rain today may try to move in as we head into the
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afternoon. that comes from south to north. reach about 71 with thickening clouds. showers as we head through tonight. could be heavy at times. tomorrow the read flooding rains build in. out of here by thursday night. friday, 73 and sunny and 60ed with lows in the 40s over the weekend. kim? >> justin, traffic is moving pretty well between uh, i-70 as you make your way from columbia pike approaching the beltway. we have speeds on the outer loop, starting at harford road. little slow down. on the west side, liberty road, 95, both directions 195, traffic moves pretty well. no real problems on the 95 corridor right now. as we look at our drive times and our maps, we have minor delays on the top side, seven minutes from bel air to providence. five minutes from white marsh boulevard towards the beltway, one accident on the outer loop, loch raven boulevard off to the left shoulder. traffic seems to clear up once
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you make it past the scene of that crash. >> thanks, kim, coming up on good morning america, we're just minutes away from that. the story of a woman who said she was attacked with acid. it shocked all of us, it got worse when we found out she did it to herself. today she's expected to be in court. we'll hear more about why she did it. >> how is he supposed to live without you "dancing with the stars"? michael bolton, the latest star kicked off the show. you'll hear from him this morning. don't forget to join us for good morning maryland at 9:00. i believe we're talking apples. >> ah! >> how do you like them apples? >> happy birthday, man. >> happy birthday, jamie. >> have a great day.
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bob ehrlich's real record on energy. lobbyists helped write utility regulations. we got stuck with a 72% rate hike. but martin o'malley got tough on bge, forcing them to pay back $2 billion to consumers.
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and what's bob ehrlich been doing the past four years? he got paid $2.5 million at a lobbying firm, a firm representing special interests and casinos right here in maryland. that's bob ehrlich-- a 72% increase for us and $2.5 million from special interests for himself. nice work, bob.
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