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coats, gloves, scarves were out for people around town today. and outside right now oh, my goodness, just a spectacular sunset. how long and how low could the temperatures go tonight? we have first warning weather coverage. meteorologist chelsea ingram is at quarry lake. but we start with bob turk in the first warning weather center. bob? beautiful sunset. >> unbelievable sunset out there. just a magnificent picture if you have a camera. take a look at that. it's been cold all afternoon. this morning, believe it or not, we started out at at 52 degrees. front came through and dropped around 40. basically upper 30s to low 40s all day. only 23 in elkton. these are january temperatures in denver. 40 in d.c. right now, running at 17 degrees colder. and 15 degrees colder in ocean city. with the breeze, the wind
chill, if you're heading out, should be dressing for 29, 30, 28, 31-degree temperatures. that's really what your body is feeling. 16 is the way it feels in oakland. whatwhat do we have on tap for tonight? how long will it last? tell you what. we've got even colder temperatures headed our way tonight. but first, before we get there, let's talk about what else is going on with the wjz mobile weather lab. we are sitting around 39 degrees. we have been flirting with 38, 39 degrees here for the past hour and a half now. as i mentioned, temps are going to be dropping tonight. take a look at this graphic. this is what you can expect as we head into the overnight. we'll see low temperatures right in the mid-20s. the record for this time of year, for today is 22 degrees, set back in 1911. and yes, we are going to be approaching near record low temps. the average for this time of year, 37 degrees. now, we're going to continue with this cold weather, even as we head into your wednesday.
when you look at the next graphic, it's this high pressure that is continuing to provide us with the cold, canadian air mass. bob will have more details coming up in your exclusive first warning forecast. for now, i'm live with the wjz mobile weather lab here at quarry lake. back to you guys on tv hill. >> and check in with wjz for first warning weather coverage. we'll keep you updated on the threat of su severe weather. and bring you information on any closings or delays. city police move swiftly to get violent criminals offer the streets. wjz is alongside police as they do it. procial richie shows us how it all went down. >> reporter: baltimore city police say these raids will continue, until every suspect, every criminal is behind bars and convicted. >> reporter: it's 4:00 a.m. and wjz is there, as dozens of
baltimore city police officers and the watteam gear up and load up to break down the doors of unexpecting bgf gang members and those allegedly working for them. >> police, search warrant! >> wjz rides along, as search warrants are carried out on homes just after 5:00 this morning. >> reporter: all of these search warrants are being carried out at the same time. the suspects are all convicted felons of two of them. are wanted for murder. >> police go into action. >> reporter: residents living on rutland avenue, waking up to the commotion. one of the intended targets is taken out of the home. just one of the six taken into custody. >> this is part of our continued effort to dismantle
the black guerrilla family. using drug conspiracy and related charges. >> reporter: these are all in response to the blood baths on city streets police say is at the hands of bgf gang members. if the last five days, the state's attorney's office, has indicted several on charges. police say they will search every crevice of the city, arresting and prosecuting the black imurilla family, until they are -- guerrilla family, until they are all behind bars. >> we will not stop these efforts. >> reporter: and during these raids, police did find heroin and cocaine. i'm rochelle ritchie, wjz eyewitness news. >> suspected gang members were arrested as part of today's raid. but what happens when they go to prison. well, tonight, at 11:00, a wjz exclusive. vic carter speaks with the former security chief, who reveals how gangs took control of the baltimore city detention center. it's a story of sex, smuggling and power, tonight at 11:00, on wjz. concerns in towson. a fourth incident of theft,
targets people near the university. vic has more from the newsroom on this. >> just before 3:00 this afternoon, a female victim was approached by three suspects. police say it happened at york road and chesapeake avenue. the suspects wanted the woman's phone and she handed it over. in the last week, two other victims have been targeted, across from the university and another closer to the mall. police say they are still searching for the suspects in this latest incident. back to you. >> all right, vic. thank you. and police are not confirming if the suspects in today's incident are the same from the last three incidents. desperation in the philippines. millions of residents are struggling to survive after typhoon haiyan leaves much of the area in ruins. aid is now slowly trickling in. mike hellgren tells us how local organizations are helping out. we begin with tina kraus, for the devastation disptd recovery. >> reporter: the typhoon damaged or destroyed an estimated 23,000 homes, displacing more than 600,000
people. many of the dead remain unburied. this woman says rescuers have not come back in days and asks, why haven't they returned to cover -- recover the bodies? severe food and water shortages are adding to the crisis. aid organizations like the red cross and team rubiconare beginning to arrive. local doctors say they're running low on medicine. and more u.s. military help is coming. >> we're going to go as fast as we possibly can and get there as soon as we can to help people in need. >> reporter: the george washington strike group is on its way from hong kong. and at tacloban's airport, c130 cargo planes are flying in tons of food, water and other supplies. but with tacloban in ruins, many are still waiting for help. tina kraus, wjz eyewitness news. >> our complete coverage continues. wjz is live in whitemarsh. mike hellgren has more on local relief efforts. hi, mike. >> hi, kai. as you just saw, the need is so
great. and so many people are opening their hearts hearts and their pocketbooks. you can see here, some of the donations that are coming in from people right here in maryland who want to help out. some of them have been personally touched by the disaster in the philippines. >> reporter: from the air, you can see entire towns that typhoon haiyan leveled in the philippines. sonya neumeier is one of maryland philippine, her hemtown is gone. her almost 90-year-old mother now lives in a shelter. >> the more i watch television and look at the damages, the worst off i get. >> reporter: but the retired army nurse is determined to turn her grief into action. >> you feel helpless. you cannot control what is happening. you can only control what you can do. and the only way i could really affect them is to do this
fundraising event. >> she's not alone. at the river of life international church in whitemarsh, members of the congregation, some of whom have lost loved ones, immediately gathered donations. >> their response, especially from our filipino community has been amazingly tremendous. family is very dear to us. don't know the purpose of why this happened to us. but we know that there is a blessing coming. >> reporter: putting a positive fay on -- face on tragedy, doing what they can to help. >> reporter: and another live look as they sort through donations here in the 10,900 block of philadelphia road. we have more information about this donation site on our website. but in the philippines right now, the situation is dire. many marylanders just want to help. and will continue to cover this. for now, we're live in whitemarsh. mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> mike, thank you. >> you can help victims of the typhoon.
catholic relief services is taking donations. call 1-877-help-crs, or go to their website, www.crs.org. police are investigating an overturned truck. sky eye chopper 13 was over caroline and biddle street. the truck was flipped on its side. there doesn't appear to be any injuries. the truck was uploaded, uprighted, and then towed from the scene. one of the greatest ravens of all time is out of a job tonight. ed reed is cut by his new team, the houston texans. sports director mark viviano joins us with details. >> the texans just made the decision official, announcing they let go safety ed reed, after he just played search games for them this season. reed had lost and he said houston was outcoached, as well as outplayed. he had clearly fallen out of favor, after so much fanfare
upon a rifle of his contract. reed walks away with about $5 million of that contract. and it remains to be seen if the 35-year-old will be claimed by another team. it is not likely the ravens would be interested in bringing him back. reed played 11 times with the ravens, nine times to the patrol bowl. he is a future hall-of-famer and a lock to be inducted into one of the ravens 'ring of honor as one of the ranks' all- time greats. >> remember, the ravens play their next game in chicago this sunday. you can see them take on the bears live at 1:00, on wjz. and stay here after the game, for our special, wjz post game coverage. we'll bring you highlights, reaction and analysis. it's a full day of ravens football live on wjz. still ahead on wjz's eyewitness news at 5:00. i would like to invite to the podium, mayor rob ford. >> an unwelcome response.
mayor makes his first appearance. how he's responding. dangerous activity behind the wheel. i'm monique griego. coming up, a new study finds, drivers are doing way more than just texting. ahoy. tall ships return to baltimore. how you can get an inside look on board one of these beauties. chilly temperatures hit baltimore. along with absolutely gorgeous sunsets. don't miss the updated first warning weather forecast with bob. ,,,,,,
it is mostly cloudy and 38 degrees in central maryland. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. a former maryland school for the deaf employees charged with sexually abusing young girls in his care. tonight, a jury continues its deliberations in this case. wjz is live in ellicott city.
derek valcourt explains, the jury appears to be having trouble reaching a unanimous verdict. derek? >> reporter: the jury apparently sent a note to the judge saying as much, that they were having trouble reaching consensus. at one point today, the judge called each and every juror up to the bench individually and and ask them a series of questions before sending them right back in to resume deliberations. >> reporter: former maryland school for the deaf dormitory counselor, 38-year-old terrence taylor, accused by seven adolescent girls who say he groped them outside of their clothes while they were students at school prior to 2011. taylor took the stand to deny the allegations and said any touching of the girls was accidental and not sexual in nature. two of the girls testified he not only groped them, kissed them, exchanged text messages with them, and even asked for topless photos. taylor and his attorney countered that the girls were making up the stories and that some of them had crushes on
them. jurors deliberated briefly on friday and continued those deliberations all day tuesday. >> reporter: and tonight, despite indicating that they were having trouble reaching a unanimous verdict, the jury voted that they would resume their deliberations tomorrow morning. we're live in howard county, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> derek, thank you. if convicted, taylor faces the possibility of up to 175 years in prison. if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check on the roads with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. >> hi, kai. hi, everyone. well, a bit of frustration on the beltway. slow traffic from the jones falls expressway to harford road. with an average speed of about 35 miles an hour. west side inner loop, just creeping along there. that's from 295 to liberty road. and as far as 70 goes, problems to watch for in both directions. eastbound heavy toward the beltway. and westbound, heavy from 29 to
marriottsville road. if you're traveling along northbound 95, watch for steady delays there from moravia to whitemarsh boulevard. and we have an accident reported. also watching the car fire, northbound 95. 97 at baltimore annapolis boulevard, blocking the right- hand lane. let's take a live look as you can see. a lot of congestion on harford road. this traffic report is brought to you by len the plumber. same-day service, seven days a week. always, len the plumber. back to you. >> speak of the roads, there is a dangerous trend behind the wheel that is picking up speed. this time, we are not talking about texting. monique griego has more on a new study that shows what else people are doing while driving. >> reporter: while texting and driving gets a lot of attention, this new city found that's just the beginning. more and more people are browsing the web, e-mailing behind the wheel. >> reporter: it's a dangerous trend most drivers have witnessed on the road.
>> i've seen people like with netflix on their phones. >> e-mailing. i've seen people on tv, facebook, instagram. >> reporter: >> reporter: web texting and driving. the americans who do it continues to rise. the number nearly doubled from 13 to 24%. and when it comes to drivers ages 18 to 29, that percentage jumped from 29 to 49. >> it's shocking. >> when you see someone swerving, you kind of know what is going on. >> reporter: it classified checking e-mails to watching videos. but it also look the at texting. and despite the national push for awareness and flew laws, 35 -- new laws, 35% of drivers admit to texting while behind the wheel. and again, young drivers, 18 to 29, blow that number away with a whopping 70%. >> i guess it can wait. but sometimes you feel like it's more important than it really is. i'm guilty. >> reporter: the biggest rise
is the rise in smart phone users and with the use of technology constantly growing, it will be up to drivers to keep it safe. >> you could end up killing yourself and somebody else. >> reporter: another study by virginia tech found texting and driving nearly doubled your chance of getting into a crash. monique griego, wjz eyewitness news. >> and the biggest jump in smart phone ownership came from drivers, ages 40 to 49. the percentage skyrocketed from 47 to 89%. >> interesting. >> yeah. >> let's pay attention, folks. let's take a look at temps around the region. a chilly night. temperatures have been stuck at 38 for the last three or four hours. northwest winds at 8. they have come down a little bit. the barometer on the way back up. looking at a cold temp tonight looking at a cold temp tonight and a cold day ,,,,,,
i'm meteorologist chelsea ingram, live at the wjz mobile weather here. it's chilly outside. let's get a look at bob for your first warning update. >> you are dressed for the right weather tonight. gloves, hats, scarved. if -- scarves. did you're going to be heading out. certainly that's going to be advisable. temps haven't really moved an inch in the last three or four hours. 23. the current temperature,
though, well below freezing. 40 in d. scrvment. 39, pax river. easton, 38 ocean city. up in elkton. and western maryland did see about an inch or two of snow. not nearly as much as we had thought we were going to get. but it's still getting some lake-effect snow tonight. 36, westminster now. and 40 down by the bay. winds have calmed down, here at least. 8 miles an hour. only 8 in oakland. still 16 and 20 to the south of us. it will still be breezy from time to time tonight. brings the wind chills down to the upper 20s to low 30s. the front that came through the area this morning. before the front that came through, it was 52 degrees this morning. and dropped the quick 10 degrees, with a line of clouds and shower activity. most of the moisture just dissipated. most of it was awe shore and to the north-- offshore. and to the north. see the line of clouds. just passing thru the region. gorgeous sunset. you can see the clear skies west of us. and still lake-effect snow popping up. lakes are very cold.
cold air picks up the moisture in new york state. south of buffalo, erie, near cleveland. southwest p.a., garrett county. and mountains here in west virginia. temperature-wise, there's a big warmup. all right. look at this. 47, bismarck. yesterday afternoon, they were at 8 degrees. they come up, 47 now. look how warm it is out west. phoenix is 91 degrees. denver, 60. we've got this cold pocket, going to deal with this the next day and a half. and then a big warmup headed along the east coast, by the end of the week into the weekend. it will be cold tonight, cold tomorrow. thursday beginnings -- begins to warm up. saturday, back in the 60s. maybe shower activity by the second half of the weekend. with the warmer temps. winds gusting to 20 knots on the bay. and a small craft advisory. tomorrow, the bay temp stuck around 55. tonight, then, clear and cold. 25, the record low is 22. it will be generally clear. still a bit of a breeze for tomorrow. tomorrow, let's call it cool,
cold wind. tomorrow's high, only 42. which is not too far from where we are right now. >> all right, bob. thank you. a spectacular site at the inner harbor. the oldest square rig ship is docked in baltimore. and thi the public can now board the ship for free. >> we spotted the tall ship near the bridge. a norwegian ship, built in 1914, is making its way to the inner harbor. she features 22 sails, reaching speeds of up to 17 knots or 20 miles per hour. the historic ship can hold 200 with a permanent crew of 20 and 60 cadets. >> we sailed from norway to america and back again. we spent three months at sea. >> cadets are doing a lot of training, to know the rigging, the sailing. to handle the ship. so when we leave baltimore on saturday, they should be prepared for the winter storms in the northern atlantic. and the north sea on our way
back to norway. >> reporter: as the ship arrived in the inner harbor, it is a familiar site for the crew. this is their 9th visit to baltimore. >> it is a very nice boat. nice people. gracious hospitality. and thanks to sail baltimore, for hosting us every year. >> reporter: at 323 feet long, this is the largest-sailing ship of the year for sail baltimore. the nonprofit that is responsible for bringing visiting ships to our port since 1975. and it will be back next year, as part of the city's continuing celebration, to memorialize the war of 1812. >> folks remember the sail bration event from 2012. very similar. tall hip ships, -- tall ships, naval ships from around the world. fireworks. it's going to be one of the biggest cities this -- celebrations this city has ever seen. >> reporter: and the tall ship has public tours on wednesday, tomorrow and friday. head to our website, cbsbaltimore.com for a link for
more information on tours and time. again, kai. it is free. >> it's beautiful. they said it would have been even more beautiful. >> i thought it was too windy today. but i think they will definitely do it this weekend. >> still ahead on eyewitness news at 5:00. anne arundel county police seize a small amount of marijuana and several guns from a residence that house a day care. i'm christie ileto, and that story is next. out with the old. i'm pat warren, coming up with eyewitness news. demolition and renovation make way for growing the population. >> hundreds of troops return home right here to bwi thurgood marshall airport. i'm jessica kartalija. as if the homecoming couldn't be more. i'll explain coming up. and here's today's report from wall street. we'll be right back. ,,
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home that also houses a day care. wjz is live. christie ileto has more on what was confiscated and who police took into custody. kristy? -- christie? >> police arrested rosemary tuck and woods. officers say the pair are not day care employees but are residents of that home. >> reporter: anne arundel county police say 30-year-old rosemary tuck, and 49-year-old douglas woods are facing drug charges after police find drugs and weapons while searching at gambrels -- gambrill's residents, that also serves as a day care. >> it was troubling for us, because it happened in close proximity of children period because they were in the same house. but we know the weapons were not in closing proximity of children. >> six rifles in a 2007 ford explorer were seized from the home. not the day area. >> reporter: it all started when undercover investigators were purchasing marijuana from
a female from this resident. that led to a search warrant. >> undercover officers did make market transactions at that house. and during that time, through our investigation, children were present at the home. >> reporter: police say the pair are not day care employees, nor childcare providers, just residents of the home. we stopped by the house that police say doubled as the gambrills day nursery. the man who answered the door didn't want to be identified but said he is the day care owner. >> there is no gun. a shed. >> drug charges include possession of marijuana, possession with the intent to distribute. and police say the day care had nothing to do with the incident. mary, back to you. >> the day care remained open today. the owner said parents are being notified. in boston, lawyers for the boston bombing suspect trying to make life easy fer for their
client behind bars. denise is in the newsroom with more on their request. >> dzokhar tsarnaev's lawyers want him to be able to watch of it, make phone calls and have visitors. they said these are impairing their ability to defend them. measures often used in terror cases restrict mail. tsarnaev is accused in three boston marathon bombings. this week, prosecutors will decide if they plan to seek the death penalty for tsarnaev, if he is convicted. kai? >> denise, thank you. the final decision for the death penalty lies with u.s. attorney general eric holder. >> anne arundel county police are guarding their 26-year-old landover hills man at the hospital after a shooting at a motel 6. it happened in the 5100 block of renar avenue in linthicum heights last night. police say kevin mcgee broke into the room and demanded money. once inside, he shot a 30-year- old man in the chest.
the victim was able to get a hold of the gun and shot mcgee in the arm. mcghee will be charged with assault and armed robbery. some baltimore neighborhood landscapes are changing as the city moves forward with its vacanc to -- vacant to housing value reward. pat warren reports, the plan is getting national attention. >> reporter: ca -- vacant homes, torn down from top to bottom. vacant homes, restored from inside out. the battle against urban blight is taking place across the country. baltimore was featured in today's new york times. >> we've also gotten international attention, where the north america finalist, for the financial times. and we're in -- we're up for the international award. >> reporter: mayor rawlings- blake's goal is to add 100,000 families in 10 years. and it starts with a place to live. teacher's sinai cook is one of those success stories. >> it helped me by my house.
>> i'm just a country girl from texas. i didn't want to stay that long. i wanted them to come and leave. but now, not only is my heart here, with working wothe students. but also-- with the students. but also my family is here. >> we're coming together as a command team for real. i like it. >> reporter: the city has 20,000 vacant buildings and lotsment just one of many challenges residents face in a cash-strapped economy. >> i don't mind this. i'm motivated to make baltimore better. it's not always from getting the congratulations. sometimes you gotta hear the complaints, too. i'm fine with that. but as long as people see the progress. >> reporter: most neighbors would probably agree that what is even more satisfying than seeing vacants come down is watching new residents move in. i'm pat warren reporting. back to you on tv hill. >> pat, thank you. this is the third anniversary of vacants to value. the glitches that plagued the government's healthcare website is keeping enrollment
far below objects. 40,000 and 50,000 americans have been able to successfully enroll private insurance, through the healthcare.gov website. the figures are well below the 500,000 the obama administration was hoping to have at this point. >> the fact that the website has been so everyone whiching and so -- challenging and problematic in that first month, means the enrollment numbers will be even lower than expected. but beyond that, i don't have specific figures. >> reporter: the white house is set to release its own figures later this week. also, the department of health and human services began sending e-mails to people who were unable to cret an -- create an account. toronto mayor, rob ford makes his first appearance since admitting to smoking crack. many attendees of today's event were not happy to see him. >> i would like to invite to the pede -- podium, as worship mayor, rob ford.
[ bleep ] >> the booths were fairly loud at that remembrance day. ford has publicly apologized for smoking crack. he also admits he was extremely drunk in this short sloo video posted online, where he's seen shouting and shouting and stomping. he has refused to accept aside, despite criticism from allied and critics. coverage of tonight's local college basketball meeting between morgan state and towson. for those who don't want to just slave around on a hot stove on thanksgiving day, a roundup of area residents that will be open and ready to serve up your turkey feast. and what the future holds for the former rains star who is released by the houston texans on tuesday. for these stories and more, read tomorrow's baltimore sun. and remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. after months overseas, hundreds of troops are welcomed home. and among the family and
friends waiting to greet them, baltimore's world champions. jessica kartalija has more from bwi airport. >> reporter: 4-year-old gabriel has waited a year for this. hundreds of troops arriving at bwi, to applaud. thank yous and well wishes. among the sea of supporters, the world champion baltimore ravens. >> so -- to show all of our appreciation to the service men and women, for what they've done for us. the sacrifices that sacrifices that they made for us. this is the least we can do. >> to impact as many lives. to show support. let them know we appreciate them. >> a group called operation welcome home maryland welcomes the troops to bwi. >> i'm heading out. i know that these guys are here for this guy's welcome back. and gives me an awesome welcome home. it warms the heart. >> reporter: family members here to welcome the troops
home. >> it's great. and it shows the guys and everybody coming home that we do appreciate them back here at home. because they do give a lot. >> thank you. thank you for your support. >> i'm always appreciative if i see a man or woman in uniform, to always say thank you to them. because they protect our freedoms. and i'm able to do what i do because of them. >> reporter: families reunited after months and miles apart, among a sea of supporters. >> welcome back. and thank you for your service. how does it feel to be home? >> wonderful. i've been super knighted about this moment. excited about this moment. so it's great to finally be here. >> and for gabriel and his father, a moment they'll never forget. >> how are you? >> reporter: s folks here welcome troops home every time a flight comes in. they say they average at least four a week. at bwi thurgood marshall airport, i'm jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news. >> and the ravens say some of their family members have served in the military. and they were eager to show their support for the troops. how awesome. and remember, the ravens.
they play their next game in chicago this sunday. you can see them take on the bears, live at 1:00, here on wjz. and then you know right there, after the game. for a special, wjz post game coverage. for highlights, reaction and analysis. it is a full day of ravens football. live here on wjz. still ahead on eyewitness news. >> i don't know what his intent was. but i wasn't going to gamble on what it might have been. >> days after a man opens fire inside l.a.x. another man is caught with a gun. a limo driver's startling account of what he saw and how he handled it. plus, a large leap for love. how a man is putting his health aside to pay tribute to his wife. i'm meteorologist chelsea ingram, live with the wjz mobile weather lab at quarry lake. bob and i will have a look at your wednesday and five-d,,,,,,,
partly cloudy. plenty of sunshine by the afternoon. highs only reaching into the lower 40s. mostly clear by the evening. temps around 34 degrees. now, let's go in to bob for a look at the next five days. bob? >> and after -- really, after the next 24 to 48 hours, there's a big warmup. 42/25 again tomorrow. cold day. sunshine, 52 by thursday. not that much in the way of wind. up to 59 friday. and down to 38. 62, saturday. and 63, a chance for some shower activity. but very mild for the weekend. kai? >> all right, bob. thank you. the weather creates major problems on new york roads. and police now blaming black ice for a pileup involving 20 cars. drivers lost control while driving in tana wanda, that's about 10 miles north of buffalo. thankfully, no one was seriously hurt. police say they don't think salt trucks treated the roads in that area prior to the crash. a crazy scene in memphis.
firefighters rushing to get to the scene in a house fire. they barreled right through the ference. -- fence. the fire truck crashed into the concrete barrier and fence. fire officials say the brakes on the trucks failed. the driver was shaken up but didn't waste any time getting to work fighting the flame. now, officials are looking at the trucks to make sure they are properly maintained. the crews got the fire under control and no one was hurt. a man trying to fly home to chicago is stopped when the attendant says someone else already checked in with his boarding pass. brad gerts was trying to fly from philadelphia to chicago on sunday, when he went to check in, an airline worker told him someone else had his boarding pass and went through security. luckily, the man was stopped prior to boarding the plane. and gerts eventually made it home. the airport hasn't yet released any details as to how the mystery man got so far with someone else's name. it's been about a week and
a half since a gunman went on a deadly rampage inside a terminal at l.a.x. days later, passengers got another scare, when a man flashed a gun. now, the limo driver, who first saw that weapon is speaking out. andrea fujii reports. >> he said, he's got a gun. get out of here. >> reporter: this limo driver, who doesn't want his identity revealed said he was there when a 27-year-old san jose man, took out a gun in terminal 3's baggage claim friday. just one week after the gunman shot and killed the tsa agent upstairs in the terminal. the driver said the woman was there to pick him up. said he noticed the woman acting bizarre on a flight. >> he said, it's kind of strange. i said, what do you mean it's kind of strange? he said, he was saying all kinds of things on the plane, causing commotion. >> the man sat down, opened a locked metal box, took out a handgun. >> and he pulls it out and he
cocks. it. and when he does that, i go, oh, my gosh, he's got a gun. >> reporter: tsa agent were called. >> he turns to me and puts his hands on like this. and said, it's a checked bag. >> the police took him into custody for brandishing a gun. airport police, though, released him saturday morning, saying he declared the unloaded gun in his baggage. and there was no evidence he threatened anyone. >> i don't know what his intent was. but i wasn't going to gamble on what it might have been. >> the city attorney will now decide whether he'll face any charges. also, in los angeles, many gathered to honor fallen tsa agent, gerrardo hernandez, who was killed in the l.a.x. rampage. hernandez died when he was shot at a checkpoint. he was 39 years old and father of two. three other people were also hurt. paul siancia is charged in that
shooting. a man who lost his wife a few months ago is proving love has no limits. the feisty senior citizen is putting his own health challenges aside to take a massive leap for love. alphonso van marsh reports for wjz, from winborne england. [ applause ] >> walking with two canessa, 93- year-old jack hake is fulfilling a death bed promise to his wife. observe she died from a debilitating nerve disease. they pledged medical equipment for her doctors and nurses. >> i said, what about a parachute jump? and she said, well, that would be nice. >> reporter: and he promised to take his wife's ashes along for the ride. >> she insisted on coming. >> reporter: jack carried them in a bag to orienting a. the partially blind retiree struggled in class. >> keep your legs up. >> i can't. >> okay. so just put your arms out. >> i can this way.
>> okay. >> i've got osteoporosis. >> but he kept his sense of humor. >> i shouldn't say it, but i'm deaf and couldn't hear a thing. >> reporter: jack, who has had triple bypass surgery and weak bones said he is not afraid to jump from 10,000 feet. >> reporter: jack and his tandem skydive instructor were all thumbs up before jumping. >> whether the parachute opens or not, it's in the hands of he above. >> reporter: the parachute did open and jack landed safely. >> i don't know what the fuss is. i'd do it again. >> reporter: jack mad good on his promise. raising more than $1,000. alphonso van marsh, wjz eyewitness news. >> great job, jack. and jack said he plans to do a charity skywalk in june, where he will strap himself to the top of a propeller plane. we've seen that before. oh, my goodness.
well, a connecticut couple is being honored for their honesty, after they make a shocking find. the couple found $98,000 in a desk they bought on craigslist. the money was behind a drawer in the desk. am finding it, the couple immediately tracked down the owner. the man is a rabbi and said that it is important to be honest in life. the owner said the money was her entire inheritance. gangs, predawn rage to track down violent criminals with police, as they take suspects into custody. and like it or not, winter is on the way. snow is falling from parts of maryland. the pictures from western maryland. check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news, coming up at 6:00. back to you. >> all right, vic. thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news. high cholesterol. new guidelines are released. it may mean more of you should be taking the medicine.
new guidelines are just released that could put many more people on cholesterol- lowering drugs. jarica duncan reports for wjz, with recommendations for high- risk groupless. 64 yeestled joyce enright has been taking cholesterol- lowering drugs for years. >> i couldn't get it under control. so it was time. >> doctors used to measure levels to determine which ones were candidates for statens. now, oncology is recommending statens for patients in four high-risk groups. those with cardiovascular disease, those 40 to 75 with type 2 diabetes, and patients between 40 and 75, with a 10- year elevated risk of cardiovascular disease. >> we're trying to take the people who benefit most and give them the therapies to start with that benefit most.
>> but some cardiologists wor more people will be on statens who may not need them. >> it can cause muscle pain. it could cause joint pain. could cause liver problems. >> reporter: the guidelines also emphasize a heart heart- healthy lifestyle. in enright's case, diet and exercise were not enough. plus, she had a family mystery. -- history. >> i'm healthier now. have a healthier lifestyle. >> reporter: doctors say glynn guidelines help, but each patient needs to be evaluated individually. the new guidelines include recommendations for prescribing statens, saying higher doses may be best for some patients. still ahead on eyewitness news. baltimore city police department is turning up the heat on gang members, conducting raids across the city. i'm rochelle ritchie, we ride along, as they make one ,,,,,,,,
coming up now on wienl eyewitness news at 6:00. [ gunshots ] tup turn up heat on some of the most dangerous criminals. >> disaster in the philippines. i'm mike hellgren in whitemarsh. i'll tell you how it's hitting home here in maryland and what you can do to help. someone, ann arundel county police seize
a small amount of marijuana and several guns from a residence that houses a day care. i'm christie ileto. that story is next. bundling up. immediate in -- marylanders grab their hat, gloves, coats and scarves. >> check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> wjz eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now. [ knocking ] >> gang crackdown. >> guns drawn. doors battered down. police scatter the city for the most violent criminals. >> hello, everyone. i'm vic carter. >> i'm denise koch. here's what people are talking about tonight. >> police raid several homes, taking associates of the