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now "good morning maryland" at 4:30. a fuel tanker overturns and explodes on the conowingo dam. latest on the cleanup and how it will affect your commute this morning. the story coming up. i am sherrie johnson live at the inner harbor with all new information on the occupy baltimore protests. coming up, we will hear from one of the protesters. and there's a promising new breast cancer treatment studied here at hopkins. i am linda so. why it could mean less radiation and chemotherapy. it's thursday october 27th. i am charley crowson. let's go to it as the rain is falling.
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let's say the hello, to motorrologist lynette charles. >> we have headlines you -- meteorologist lynette charles. >> we have headlines you will. >> he um bellsa and raincoats. temperatures dropping off and we have a freeze watch that is in effect as well. so, we are looking at the freeze watch in the blue from hartford going westward. so, if you have the tender vegetation going into the evening, you are going to want to bring it in. we are looking at maryland's most powerful radar and we can see the heaviest rain to the north of the city as of now. we will zoom in and being see it in the yellows around towson and bel air a and along i-83. if you are traveling that way, be on the lookout because you will see moderate rain heading up into york pennsylvania as well. still off and on showers possible. let's send it over to tanya for traffic. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we have pretty light traffic out there as far as beltway goes and major interstates.
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let's look live at the traffic cameras. this is the beltway at old court road south of 795. very light traffic in both direction and nothing to worry about here between pikesville and wood lawn. looking at 95 north of white marsh most traffic is running southbound to the right of the screen toward the beltway. overnight we had an accident on route 1 at conowingo dam and we will have more on that coming up. in the meantime, take 95 to 22 to get around with it. now with more here's charley. >> back to the event traffic problem after a fuel tanker explodes. corinne redman is standing by with the latest details. corinne. >> reporter: this morning we arelearning the fuel tanker crashed and exploded with 7500 gallons of diesel fuel on board and may cause major traffic tieups. look at this video. the accident closed route 1 at the dam. abc2 news continues to speak with state police this morning. they tell us the diesel fuel leaked on the north
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southernrailway take traction. maryland department of environment has been handling it with police to get it cleaned up. they believe the driver was speeding and lost control. there's no word on how the rail line will be affected. medivac flew the driver to bayview me cal center where he is hospitalized this morning. >> the fire was limited to the cab -- medical center where he is hospitalized this morning. >> the fire was limited to the cab but in the process of the tanker rolling over on its side, it impacted with the culvert allowing the product to escape out of the tanker. >> reporter: now cecil county emergency services is urging drivers to take i-95 then route 22 to connector route 1 to get around the crash. state police tell us that the tanker will stay on the conowingo dam until the investigation is complete sometime this morning. we will continue to track this story all morning long and bring you the latest updates. corinne redman, abc2 news. baltimore city police need
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help searching for suspects in the rape of a 14-year-old girl. police told the amount bc2 newsroom -- abc2 newsroom it happened sunday afternoon. the girl asked the man in the van for direction. when offered a ride she hopped in and that's when the assault occurred. girl claims she was sexually assaulted by a number of people and if you know anything about this, you are asked to call metro crimestoppers at 866-7- lockup. and a story involving a 15- year-old and a gun at a school. officials say the boy didn't want to harm anyone but himself e handed over the gun -- he handed over the gun in cafeteria and told an assistant principal he was struggle with thoughts of suicide. he had a 40 caliber semiautomatic handgun. police say residents should be on the lookout for a black commercial work van with tinted front windows and no windows in the back. the incident happened near cardinal way and st. clair drive. police say a 14-year-old was walking to his bus stop when he
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was approached. since then, people have been saying that they have seen a similar van in that area. in anne arundel county residents are resting easy as man is caught and charged as peeping tom and trespassing it. happened tuesday on gillford road in glen burnie. a witness told officers he was going to a home to visit someone when he spotted a man looking through one of the windows. in the trial of the hess gas station owner murder for higher walter bish off was convict of fired degree murder of in the death of william ray porter. prosecutors say coil conspired with his haunt to -- up at to have her husband killed. she awaits trial set to begin in the spring. brittany norwood's lawyers argued she was losing it during a argument but didn't want to act and shouldn't be then convicted of first-degree murder. this countered the prosecutor's claim it was a premeditated and savage crime. prosecutors said they planned
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to seek life in prison without parole in the killing of jayna murray. trial continues in a few hours. we are learning new information about the occupy baltimore protesters. they are now getting some backing from powerful groups. abc2's sherry johnson is -- sherrie johnson is standing by live with the details. >> reporter: all new a group of city labor unions are asking mayor -- city mayor stephanie rawlings-blake not to remove occupy baltimore. they say they want to continue the dialogue in this. look behind me. you can see tent city. folks are sleeping but there's a lot of folks moving around. occupy baltimore has been here since october 4th. and the city is asking the protesters to limit their overnight encampment to two people instead of 30 folks staying overnight. right now, we have john herbert joining us live. he has been out here since 10 last night. and tell me, what to you think about the new information of the city labor unions babbing
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you all? >> -- backing you all? >>i think it's great. from day one i've been interested in mainstream outreach. i think different fringe elements played a role in spearheading this and i questioned the role 99% mass but i think that we are talking about a majority populous concern here. >> reporter: okay. now let me ask you something, too. the mayor wants to scale down here, you know, saying you have 30 or so people out here want to scale down to 2. what do you think about that? >> two would be low. expect that be approved within the general assembly. otherwise i think that compliance is good. you know, there's a lot of talk from the city regarding right of way, chats with recs and parks. it's somewhat of a future so i think we should play ball. >> reporter: all right. tell me about why you rule are
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out here. let's go over that a little bit. >> well, it's -- there's no one doctrine and think that confuses people. we do this fairly proactive technique of occupation. but then we merely have a forum so that confuses people. and that forum discusses we discuss issues of national concern. >> reporter: all right. thanks so much, john for being out here and talking to us. we appreciate it. so we have been talking to some of the protesters and many of them say they don't have any plans of leaving any time soon but they do welcome dialogue with the city. reporting live here at inner harbor, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. another protest begins on north green street. the social security office will start around noon. social security advocates will join forces to protest proposals from congress that would cut the social security administrationoperational budget. off to a break. but college tuition is up close to 10% and loan debt close to a
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trillion dollars. now the president is offering a life line. and one state is investigating a e.coli outbreak after crowds gather for a annual tradition. you are watching "good morning maryland" first and only at 4:30. a live look at times square. [ female announcer ] this is steve and lynn, and they have a good question.
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now "good morning maryland" at 4:30. we talked a lot yesterday about student loans and how college students have more debt in loans than credit card debt for the country. now president obama says he is here to help and using executive authority to ease the loan terms for today's students and graduates. the initiative excel rates income based repayment plan that reduces the maximum required payment on student loans to 10% of their annual income. it is supposed to go into effect in 2014. but president obama says he wants to it to happen as
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quickly as possible. and the proposed amendment to the no child left behind act did not pass. it was voted down by the senate committee on wednesday. that's good news for families like barb and her two boys are learning disabled and they and others were fighting the amendment saying it would hold students back by forcing them out of mainstream classrooms. senator mikulski is among those who voted no. now, maryland's most powerful doppler radar and the forecast certified most accurate by weatherate. >> good morning, everyone. to get you started on this thursday, yes, we are dealing with rain across the area. so as you head out and about, make sure to pack your patience as you get on the roadways. let's check out maryland's most powerful radar because you can see we are dealing with light to moderate rein across the area. the -- rein across the area. the mod -- rain across the area. you zoom in and you can see heavier rain now pushing in across owings mill and along i- 695 as of now around pikesville
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as well. so, if you are going that way, keep it slow on the roadways. looking at some more moderate rain around bel air. more of the same to jaretsville and kingville and we are dealing with more showers around galena millington and chestertown and also in cecilton. that's what you are dealing with on roadways. take it slowly because the showers will be off and on as we go through the remainder -- remainder of today. >> reporter: we have an accident reported on green mount amount southbound between 39th and 35th so-so be careful through the area. this is a look at 95 at 175 southbound traffic to the right of the screen. no problems reported between the beltway so you should be good to go between elk ridge and laurel traveling southbound. this is 95 at the fort mchenry tunnel. we had the road construction clear out of the right tube southbound which is to the very far left of your screen. so now the southbound and the northbound lanes are all open.
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back to you charley. >> this is the hot topic for today and something that's going to cause an uproar a group is hosting a news conference discussing developments in a debate over a law allowing illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition for college. the conference is in annapolis today at 2:30. we want to know what you think about the proposed law that could be on the ballot for 2012. go to the facebook fan page the official page for wmar and let us know what you think about this. again, the watchdog group is getting together today. a health alert a treatment that could be big for cancer patients. >> reporter: it's studied here at hobkins -- hopkins. it could save breast cancer patients from mastectomies. and a woman is begannerring attention after the nearly nude run-in with police. you are watching "good morning maryland" first and only at 4:30.
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five things to know before heading out on this thursday morning. congressman elijah cummings willseek the federal champion -- will receive the federal champion award. and people will be able to comment on proposed plans of a water tower if baltimore county. if you have something to say, the 3450e9 meeting the -- the meeting is at 6 p.m. the maryland public service composition says hearings of constellation energy will start. 45 witnesses will testify. and burnie madoff's wife says she and her husband ateemed suicide over the family's 50 million dollar ponzi scheme. bernie serving 150 year prison sentence for the scheme. and we now know what killed amy winehouse. a london pathologist says the blood alcohol level measured more than 5 times the legal limit. her death has been ruled
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alcohol poisoning. for those who shop at wegmans there's recall on the turkish pine nuts which has been associated with gastrointestitis. it was sold in maryland and pennsylvania and virginia new jersey and new york. it includes 5,000 pounds of these nuts. at johns hopkins has come up with a treatment in the fight against breast cancer and linda so is live with what doctors discovered. >> reporter: we learned researchers at hopkins found a direct way to attack breast cancer. the results are promising and you can see the treatment which being studied here used in just a few years. here's how it works. doctors would pump medicine right through the nipel into the breast duct. they would use a thin catheter and thread it to where the tumors are. most breast cancer originate from cells lining the milk duct so treating the area directly it drivers a -- delivers a
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potent concentration of anticancer drugs. it could eliminate the need for chemotherapy or invasive surgery. >> but if this kind of treatment could really work we could eliminate the need for a mastectomy and just squirt the treatment down the ducts like draino and clean it out. >> reporter: it's still in the early stages but researchers believe the therapy could be used as standard treatment in the near future. coming harks soon that could happen. -- coming up, how soon that could happen. there's a fund-raiser in baltimore in the fight against cancer. if you eat at bill baitman's bistro 10% of money will support the cancer institute. the limo lady was a cancer patient at st. joe's. grab a flyer and there will be a silent auction and a chance to win three hours of limo service from that woman. in north carolina officials are investigating a e.coli outbreak sourceed to the state
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fair in raleigh. three of the children who visited the fair remain in icu and in 2004 more than 100 people became sick after visiting a petting zoo. several children coming down with the serious infection associated with the e.coli that led to a lawsuit and changes in how the petting zoo -- changes in how the petting zoo is holding. they told her to pull over and she said no. what they saw next made them do a double take. >> step out of the vehicle. step out of the vehicle. >> in 26 years of working as a police officer i don't recall having a subject in a state of undress on any of our -- and driving. >> police say earlier this month this woman was under the influence and way over the speed limit and practically naked during a chase near cleveland. she was topless wearing tennisshoes and g-string and pleaded not guilty to all charges against her. an annual tradition in one community rolling pumpkins down a hill. they spent morning hours tossing pumpkins and smashing
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them to bits they had a thousand to go but the kid made them go home around 2 a.m. and they wrote tickets for the mess. well, cow wrangleers got control of 40 krause after a crash and the truck overconcerned. farmers brought their equipment to help. driver was not seriously injured and no word on what caused the accident. and a cannon at the bottom of the ocean from black beard's ship has been found. north carolina researchers recovered the 1-ton cannon and other artifacts. it will go on display at the maritime museum in beauford. now maryland's most fourful doppler radar and the forecast cert night most -- certified most being a ret by weatherate. good morning. you are going to need to grab the umbrella as you head out
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and about. the cloidz clouds and rain are coming into the area -- clouds and rain are coming into the air yoo. we are seeing the showers and we will -- area. we are seeing the showers and disturb ands along the -- disturb ands along the front. behind -- disturbances alocketfront. -- along the front. we have the latest advisory looking at hurricane rina and there's a change. check out the path. wind sustained at about 75 miles an hour. and it's moving to the northwest at about 5 miles an hour. and before it gets to the yucatan peninsula it will weaken. that's good news. and check out the path it takes. the loop deloop u-turn it is take. it looks like it will stay away from florida and maybe even cuba. so we do have a change here and that's some good news. so, we are looking at the fact that as we go throughout the day we will have the rain in the forecast. and we will start to clear out a little bit as we go into tomorrow. so your friday is not going to be a washout. we are going to be a little on
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the dry side there so that's good news. but then as we go into the evening tomorrow, that's when we will have a chance for rain to move back into the picture. and then we will have another system that's going to work up across the coast and this is for saturday so your saturday could be a little on the wet side. so we are wet today and get break tomorrow and then the wet weather comes back for saturday and then your sunday looks pretty good. so on today, the temperature is going to be a little cooler than yesterday. 63 degrees and periods of rain and is going to be on the breezy side as well. as we go through the evening it will turn windy. you can see that there and check out temperatures. 37 degrees. we have a freeze watch that is in effect until tomorrow morning. so if you have tender vegetation, you want to bring it inside. tomorrow's temperature cooler. partly cloudy and temperature coming in right around 52 degrees. and this is what your seven-day forecast looks like. it's going to be windy as we go through the rest of the evening and also into friday. and saturday's temperature is cold starting out in the 30s and ending up at 47. and then by monday, halloween
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looks better. over to you, tanya. >> reporter: route one in darlington the center lane remains blocked after an overnight accident. elsewhere pretty light traffic out there so it's moving pretty well. this is a live look at the beltway at frederick road outer loop has most volume right now. inner loop is clear all your lanes are open. 895 at harbor tunnel all is quiet there as you can see. roadwork is clear at child street as well on 895. charley, back to you. thousands of women gathered to protest in yemen. coming up what they are hoping it says about the government's depression. also, snakes on a plane, snakes on a train, and the unusual spot where one man found one of those guys. you are watching "good morning maryland" first and only at 4:30. a live look at i-695 near pulaski highway.
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now "good morning maryland"
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at 4:30. 9 cubans spent a week on a raff before coming ashore on a florida beach. someone spotted them and contacted border patrol who took them into custody official say they were hungry and thirsty and tired. they will face an immigration drug in -- judge in miami and we found out death toll in turkey from the earthquake is at 523. rain and snow are slowing rescue efforts with a -- where thousands people were left homeless. quake damaged 2,000 buildings and authorities are delivering more tents and admit initial problems are disrupting the aid. many women are fighting back against the government for the first time in almost a year. burning veils and scarves protesting the president's brutality. others wound. canadian man found an unwanted bathroom guest he found a 3 foot long pathon.
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in another -- python in another building a cord snake was found the both have been sent to toronto zoo and will stay there unless someone steps forward to claim them. now "good morning maryland." a tanker truck he can plod on the conowingo dam -- exploded on the cono wanko dam. -- conowingo dam. occupy baltimore protesters say they are not going anywhere. i am sherrie johnson. coming up, i will tell you which group is offering pour to them. and dr.s here -- doctors at johns hopkins have found a new treatment. i am charley crowson. let's get to a check of the weather forecast and say hello, to meteorologist lynette charles. >> good morning, charley and everyone. you are going to need the umbrella this morning and also we are going to get cold going through the evening time frame.
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so, we have a freeze watch in effect. you can see for the areas here shaded in the blue. starting with hartford county and westward. so, again, very cold as we go throughout the day. temperatures will drop off and it's going get colder tonight and even tomorrow. so sticking with the temperature theme we have temperatures coming into elkton around 55 degrees. we are seeing more 50s mid 50s into edgewood coming in right around 56 degrees and this is what it looks like on maryland's most powerful radar as of now. again, it's going to be a wet commute this morning. we can see some moderate rain around bel air right now. towson and baltimore into glen bernie more of the same towards pennsylvania. you will look at moderate rain into marietta and lancaster. very wet and have the rain gear and pack your patience as you head out. now tanya has your traffic. >> reporter: good morning. route 1 southbound in darlington is back open but the


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