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captioned by the national captioning institute -- www.ncicap.org -- >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> i'm lisa robinson. thank you for joining us. we'll get to our big story in a minute. first a check of the forecast with sandra shaw. we do need a little rain. >> we're below normal. still above for the year. a couple of inches. so we could use it, definitely. people complain about their yards and all of that. starting to get dry out there. that shot would be this week. there's a chance of rain for the next seven days each and every day. but not an incredible chance of rain. today only a slight chance at 20%. showers brewing offshore. it's 71 downtown. 63 at the airport. 64 on the eastern shore around st. michaels in easton. partly sunny skies. we saw that cool-looking sunrise over the city. low-level clouds. we'll see a mix of sun and clouds. a slight chance of showers mainly to the east and mainly later on this afternoon. 80 to 84. a cooler than normal high. yesterday we set our forth record low of the year so far.
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so we've been really pleasant. 60, 65. cloudy. the best shot of rain tomorrow. i'll tell you why that's the case in your full weather. right now let's find out what's happening with sarah and traffic. >> good morning. not a whole lot happening. just dealing with a downed tree in pikesville. otherwise, though, as we check our speed sensors around the area, all of them up to speed. not dealing with any delays yet. as far as volume goes on the light side. let's check drive times. 45 minutes on southbound 95 from the 895 split to the ft. mchenry tolls. 11 minutes on outer loop north side. let's check the area of 95 at 895. we have that new traffic pattern. if you travel southbound 95 coming to the 895 split, you're going to be exiting to the right for 895 instead of to the left. that began yesterday morning so far flowing pretty well through that area. just watch for those signs this morning. as far as what's happening in green spring, not a whole lot. it is problem-free toward the
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j.f.x. that's the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. our big story, lots of concerned residents after a carbon monoxide scare. >> and they are no stranger to scares like this one. 11 news reporter jennifer franciotti is live at the dutch village apartments with the story. good morning, jen. >> good morning. of the nine people transported yesterday evening, two were adult women and seven were children, including one as young as 18 months old. according to baltimore city fire officials, the cause seems to be a faulty water heater. high levels of carbon monoxide were found inside the town house. 400 parts per million in the air. just two doors down high levels were also discovered. not dangerous enough for an evacuation, but crews replaced the water heater as a precaution. neighbors say this isn't the first time something like this has happened. just last month three patrons suffered carbon monoxide poisoning and even more got sick at the complex in essex owned by the same company as dutch
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village, sawye r sawyer reaty. >> do something about it. somebody die before they do something about it? >> cording to baltimore city -- according to baltimore city fire officials there was a detector inside the town house but they say it wasn't working. >> baltimore city fire crews are trying to figure out what started a fire that sent one of the men and two civilians to the hospital. it started just after 9:00 last night. authorities say the two men were found on the third floor of the home. both were rushed to the university of maryland medical center. there's no word on their condition this morning. a firefighter was treated at the burn center. crews were able to keep the fire from spreading to nearby homes. police are looking for the person responsible for a double shooting. one of those victims died. it happened just before 10:00 last night on kenwood avenue in east baltimore. the second victim was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.
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no word on a motive. >> new details in the case of a man accused of shooting at police in west baltimore. the shoot-out unfolded saturday morning. baltimore police released the niams of the two officers who were wounded and revealed the identity of the suspect. 11 news reporter kate amara has details. >> the suspect seen here at the scene has been identified as 34-year-old shawn sinclair, a city man police say terrorized two women and fired shots in two baltimore city neighborhoods on saturday. commissioner fred bealefeld called sinclair a maniac and a coward. >> to assault the women is cowardice. to be running around the streets of baltimore, he established himself as a menace. and then backed it up with his cowardly acts on the scene. >> police say shawn sinclair started the day with gun shots in northeast baltimore and then brought his weapon here in west baltimore, drawing a 911
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domestic violence call and then ambushing the officers who responded. >> as the officer walked up to the explorer, the suspect opened fire with a semiautomatic .9-millimeter handgun. >> after wounding 42-year-old officer curtis mcmillion, police say sinclair drove off and kept on shooting, hoyting 44-year-old officer jerome shaurette several times. >> if our men weren't there to stop this maniac who knows what he would have done to innocent people on the street. >> a search of online records shows shawn sinclair has an extensive arrest record with convictions for drug dealing and possession, as well as a domestic violence history which law enforcement sources say involves both women from saturday. one woman had a peace order issued against sinclair last month. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> officer mcmillion was treated and released on saturday. officer shaurette is still recovering at shock trauma.
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shawn sinclair is also at the hospital, under police guard. he is expected to recover. and when he does officials say he will go straight into police custody and be charged with attempted murder. we're learning more about james von brunn's past. the 89-year-old white supremacist is accused of killing a security guard at the u.s. holocaust memorial museum in d.c. von brunn spent most of 2005 in jefferson city, missouri, where he tried unsuccessfully to sell his oil paintings. he apparently ranted about his hatred of jews and blacks. a gallery owner says she would cut off their conversations when von brunn would begin his hate talk about minorities and holocaust victims. >> the parents of a u.s. soldier held hostage in afghanistan say they are praying for their son's safe return. the family ofbergberg in idaho -- of bowe bergdahl in idaho released a statement. 11 news reporter brook hart is in washington with the latest. >> 23-year-old bowe bergdahl
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appears in the hostage tape head shaven, no uniform, and sounding distressed. >> i am scared. scared i won't be able to go home. >> his taliban captors repeatedly prompt him in english. "miss them" one says about his family in idaho. >> i miss them every day that i'm gone. i miss them. i'm afraid that i might not ever see them again. >> family friends are worried, too. >> as long as he's alive, of course, there's hope. so that's what we're holding out for, that he will be released. >> please bring us home. >> in the video bergdahl tells americans the pressure president obama to bring u.s. troops home from afghanistan. the u.s. military condemns the video and rejected the plea. >> we're here to support the afghan government. >> the top senate republican says he backs the war plan. >> happy to say something nice about him here, something
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supportive. think he's done the right thing in both iraq and afghanistan. >> bergdahl went missing from his base three weeks ago. he walked away without his weapon and was quickly captured. >> from the taliban's perspective, this is a minor victory in the battle for hearts and minds. >> as fighting escalates in afghanistan, commanders warn of more casualties ahead. for foreign troops in afghanistan july has been the deadliest month of the eight-year-old war. in washington, brook hart, nbc news. >> more trouble for the embattled chair of maryland's republican party. leaders gave him a no confidence vote but stopped short of calling for a special convention to out of the chairman. he had no comment after the meeting in annapolis. he's faced calls to resign. >> legendary journalist walter cronkite passed away early friday afternoon. he anchored the "cbs evening
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news" from 1962 to 1981, covering story that ranged from president kennedy's assassination to america's race to reach the moon. according to his chief of staff, cronkite died from cerebral vascular disease, surrounded by family in his manhattan home. he was 92 years old. >> that brings to us our "watercooler question of the day." what is your favorite memory of the legendary journalist? email your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> time is now 6:09. 62 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the morning's financial news in the "bloomberg business report." >> also ahead, an arrest in the murder investigation of former ravens quarterback steve mcnair. find out who police have taken into custody. >> there are some showers and storms brewing offshore. your seven-day forecast is coming up after the break. >> and as far as your morning commute, we have a downed tree to watch for in pikesville. we'll let you know if anything new has cropped up.
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>> a very good morning to you. it's about 63 degrees at the airport. 71 downtown. take a look at that awesome su sunrise. it looks like we're going to have another nice day. we do see a decent batch of showers and storms brewing offshore. this is percolating along a front off our shore. so basically a slight chance of seeing showers later tonight as low pressure is brewing off south carolina. and we'll have a better chance of seeing showers and storms as an upper level low develops over the great lakes by tomorrow. in the meantime, let's talk temperatures. as we mentioned, 71 downtown. across the state line, coolest location, york, pennsylvania, at 57 degrees. interesting benchmark here. that was what we were yesterday. we set a new record low, making
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it the fourth record low so far this year. 64 over in easton. 76 in ocean city. here's a look at those interesting statistics from yesterday. 81 was the high. we should be 88. a good seven degrees below normal. no precipitation. so for the month of july we are below normal. but we have a chance each and every day this week of at least getting some afternoon shower activity. here's what it looks like today in the mountains of western maryland. better chance of showers and storms at 75. and the higher elevations. zooming on into central maryland. in baltimore a high of 82 degrees. basically just partly sunny to a mix of sun and clouds with more cloud cover by the afternoon and evening for sure. then on the beaches, mostly cloudy. 80, the forecast high with a slight chance at about 20% of a passing shower. on the bay today, water temperatures in the i hoper 70's. not too far off the air temperatures. near 80 today. winds out of the northeast at eight to 10 knots. 102 record high, july 20, 1930.
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and in contrast, you go way back to 1890 to find the record low of 58. we should be 66 overnight. it looks like for tonight most of our outlying suburbs will be at about 60. we'll say 64, 65. in the downtown areas with clouds around and the 40% chance of some showers. high pressure will keep most of the rain away today. it's to our north. it will be moving offshore. the stationary front and low pressure area is bringing in moisture with an easterly flow. it's an upper level low that will be setting up shop over the great lakes tomorrow that will keep us unsettled. how much so? we have a chance of showers and storms each and every day through sunday it looks like a good shot tomorrow about a 60% coverage. then a slight chance of showers at about 20% to 30% the rest of the week. temperatures in the low 80's through midweek. then we surge back up into the mid 80's thursday through sunday. that's it from here. jar? >> traffic's looking pretty good. aside from a downed tree in the pikesville region, if you travel
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there, want to let you know it is in the area of green spring valley, in the area of brook lawn. so use caution. there may be some lanes closed. not seeing any delays yet. volume picking up in some spots like on 95 out of the white marsh area. also on the west side. want to remind you there are some artscape closures still in effect as cleanup is happening. also want to let you know that we have a new traffic pattern to adjust to. southbound 95 at the 895 split. we'll put you over to the white marsh area and see if anything has developed. not seeing anything yet. as you make your approach to the 895 split, keep in mind signs are posted for that new traffic pattern. instead of exiting to the left, you're going to be exiting to the right. here's what it looks like on the west side. not a whole lot in the way of volume. that's latest on traffic pulse 11. over to you. >> thank you. taking a look at some of our top stories, there are calls for changes in the way maryland deals with juvenile as cuesed of violent crimes.
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the state's attorney says some teenagers aren't capable of being rehabilitated and that community programs and short detentions are not helping. mayor dixon adds the process needs to be changed at all levels as more young people become involved in violent crime. their comments follow the case of a 17-year-old baltimore boy accused of shooting and critically wounding a 5-year-old girl. >> charges have been filed in connection with the murder of former ravens quarterback steve mcnair. agents say 33-year-old adrian gilliam jr. confessed to selling mcnair's mistress the pistol used to kill him. there's no indication gilliam knew how sahel kazemi inhended to use the weapon. gilliam was charged with possession of a fire arm by a convicted felon which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison or a $250,000 fine. he was convicted of murder and attempted robbery. >> friends and family gather to remember joon am kang, shot and killed in an attempted robbery
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inside his store in firl ton thursday night doctor fullerton thursday night. customers remember him as a generous man who was willing to give anyone a break. >> in this morning's "consumer alert," market house in annapolis has re-opened with new vendors. after struggling with lawsuits and high vacancy rates, the waterfront site opens its stores this weekend with new offerings. the new tenants signed on until early next year when renovations begin on the site. the annapolis market dates back to the 19th century. the growing deficit means there's a growing chance you will be audited. your chances of being audit have had gone up from 1-202 to 1-99. that's because the i.r.s. believes it doesn't collect about $345 billion in taxes each year. so it's sending more soft
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letters asking tax payers to reconsider their payment for a refund or the next step up, a letter which points out mistakes and tells you how much you owe. one of the nations top learneds strikes an 11th hour deal. 11 news's michelle steele joins us with a look at that and trading. good morning. >> good morning. c.i.t. group working through the weekend to ward off bankruptcy, skew securing -- securin securing $3 billion in emergency financing, according to a person familiar with the matter. the more than 100-year-old commercial finance company lends to millions of other companies, most of them small and mid-sized businesses. the government, you may remember, denies c.i.t. a second bailout last week. u.s. stocks posting their biggest gains since march last week. locally your bloomberg maryland index fell friday. losses led by federal realty trust and lockheed martin.
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we're also watching legg mason. the company posting its second quarter earnings after markets close today. finally, continuing to keep an eye on marriott international after last week's deadly hotel blast in indonesia. the suicide bombings not keeping the biggest u.s. hotel chain from investing in southeast asia. marriott is opening its first hotel in hanoi to the tune of $130 million. that's according to the vietnam investment review. that's business news at the new york stock exchange. i'm michelle steele, bloomberg news reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. 6:19. it's 62 degrees on tv hill. another check on weather and traffic is straight ahead. >> two baltimore city officers ambushed by a gunman in west baltimore. we'll have more on the events that led up to the gunfire and what commissioner bealefeld had to say about the suspect. >> and e-mail your answer to the "watercooler question of the day." what is your favorite memory of legendary journalist walter cronkite? email your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. it's a pretty nice one out there. just one problem spot in the pikesville area, green spring valley, a downed tree. might be some lanes blocked. otherwise a pretty clear ride on all of the area roadways. artscape closures on some of those roads, mount royal, preston, oliver carks need ral, re-- cathedral remain in effect as they clean up after artscape. there is a new traffic pattern this morning. southbound 95 at the 895 split. instead of exiting to the left
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for 895 south, they're going to exit to the right. keep an eye on those signs. looking good on the white marsh area. flowing smoothly as we check a live view at harford road. that's the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> right now on h.d. doppler there are showers over virginia and west virginia. showers brewing offshore but nothing over the state of maryland. thanks to high pressure we'll manely be sart partly -- be partly sunny. you can see moisture is streaming into the area. that trend will continue as well because of a stationary front off our shore in the atlantic. 71 downtown. warmest location with the exception of ocean city that's look at 76. for the most part we're in the mid 60's at the airport. and in general, on the eastern shore. forecast high today, well below normal. 82 degrees forecast for central maryland. 88 is normal for july 20. 78 today in ocean city with a slight chance of showers. and the mountains mostly cloudy. a slight chance of a thunderstorm or two.
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our chances for showers are pretty weak. mainly applying to the eastern shore. and mainly in the late afternoon to evening. tonight, though, a better chance. 40% chance of showers. cloudy. 60 to 65 the temperature range with that easterly flow. winds out of the northeast for tomorrow, 78 to 84. cooler than normal with a better chance of showers and storms. i have more on your seven-day forecast which keeps rain in your forecast for the next seven. details coming up. >> let's get a check on sports news from the weekend. keith mills joins us with the latest. you're the only guy here. >> i know. i'm honored. i really am. >> as you should be. >> the highlight of my week since it just started. that's not hard. good morning. the orioles in new york this morning. they open a three-game series with the yankees. tonight they are coming off a real good win at comiskey park in chicago, 10-2. you see the pretty comiskey park right there. jeremy guthrie on his game. eight innings two hits, both
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were home runs. he gets his win as he strikes out jim thome. white sox pitchers not as sharp. contreras with the wild pitch. adam jones scores. then aaron came in for ozzie guillen and he was worse. bases loaded walk to luke scott. nick markakis scores. three runs scored on two wild pitches and a walk. then one swing drives in three more. as earl weaver used to say, old doctor long ball. the orioles win. the british open. tom watson looking to become the oldest major golf champion ever. he came within about six inches of getting it done. the young bucks came after him. ross fisher, beautiful shot here. back-to-back birdies for fisher. then a quadruple bogey. that would be an eight which is not good. that's not good. lee westwood, very good. eagle on 7. he led by two. but the old master undaunted here. birdie on number 11 to go three
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under. he takes the lead. meanwhile, stewart cink. how many of you thought this shot would mean a playoff later? no one but him. watch him walk through the green on 18, needing this putt to win it. you knew it right as he hit it. push it had to the right. that enables the tournament to go to a playoff. then you see watson in the high rough. not good for him. not good for anybody. stewart cink wins it. but what a great ride that watson gave everybody, fans everywhere. >> i was rooting for the old guy. >> old guy? he's older than i am so i agree. he's ancient. 59. are you kidding me? >> if stan were here, he'd be really mad. >> i'm staying out of it. >> thank you, keith. 6:26. 62 degrees. there's still much more ahead in the next half-hour of 11 news today. >> carbon monoxide poisoning
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sends nine people to area hospitals including seven children. details are next. >> a new traffic pattern to tell you about on 95. we'll update you on how things are moving there. we'll check on the rest of the major roads. >> and a cooler and dryer than normal july. is that going to change? i'll break down your seven-day after the break. >> right now, last night, maryland lottery numbers. good luck.
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>> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm mindy basara. sandra shaw has a quick look at the forecast. >> temperatures this morning are milder than yesterday when we dropped to another record low of 57. the reason we're milder now, more clouds around. 71 downtown. 64 at the airport. 64 in general on the eastern shore. today's forecast, 80 to 84. so cooler than normal. partly sunny with an increase in the cloud cover this afternoon. 20% chance of a slight shower
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maybe later on this afternoon or early evening. as far as your seven-day, there are better chances for much needed rain. >> thank you. our big story, lots of concerned residents after a carbon monoxide scare. >> and 11 news reporter jennifer franciotti in northeast baltimore with that story. ?roo >> we know that a carbon monoxide detector didn't help the people who lived there. first, of the nine people taken to area hospitals yesterday, seven were children. carbon monoxide poison from a faulty water heater is what fire officials say sent nine residents of a town house in dutch village to the hospital two adult women and seven children, one as young as 18 months, were sickened by the toxic gas sunday afternoon in the city's northeast side. >> scary. scary. scary. makes me want to move. seriously.
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>> morton says high levels of the gas were also detected in her house but not as high as her neighbor's. crews replaced the water heater in morton's home as a precaution. but she says this isn't first time something like this has happened. three people from dutch village were taken to the hospital last month and more from the village in essex, owned by the same company. >> do something about it. i really do. because of what it's going to take. for somebody to die before they do something about it? >> according to baltimore city fire officials there was a carbon monoxide detector inside the house but it wasn't working. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> new details in the case of a man ambushing two baltimore city police officers. the gunfire erupted in west baltimore.
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police say shawn sinclair started the day terrorizing two women in northeast baltimore. he then allegedly brought his weapons to west baltimore where police got a call for domestic violence. that's when he ambushed the officers. >> it's cowardice. to be running around the streets of baltimore, he established himself as a menace. and then backed it up with his cowardly acts on the scene. >> the officers are identified as 42-year-old curtis mcmillion and 44-year-old jerome shaurette. officer mcmillion was released saturday. officer shawr sethe still recover -- shaurette is still recovering at shock trauma. sinclair is expected to recover. when he does, officials say he'll be charged with attempted murder. ♪ >> over the weekend family and friends sang, prayed and marched, calling for an end to
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violence in baltimore city. the 60-year-old club owner was shot to death on may 31 at his york road social club. police say he was cleaning up when a pair of armed robbers demanded money. detectives say the killers shot him to death but did not gait with a with any money. -- get away with any money. >> violence must stop. no violence is the way forward. so as the people having assembled, we commit this time to god that he will lead us in this process. >> family and friends raised just enough money to send his body back to liberia for burial. his killers have not been caught. >> a similar story where friends and customers gathered to remember 57-year-old liquor store owner joon am kang. he was shot and killed in an attempted robbery inside his store in fullerton thursday night. according to police nothing was stolen from the store.
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but friends tell a different story. >> i've read all the articles i could find. and every article said that they weren't sure if anything was stolen. but those articles are wrong. what they stole was something from all of us here. they stole something from the community. they stole something from his employees, his friends, and his family. >> mr. kang opened the store 15 years ago. customers remember him as a generous man who was willing to give anyone a break. >> speed cameras are expected to be up and running in baltimore city and other places by october. they're already in montgomery county zapping photos of drivers who break the law. but some people aren't worried about getting caught. david collins explains why. >> you may not feel this way but some maryland residents are begging for speed cameras in their neighborhood while others found a way around them.
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joel is pleading with the county continue to stall a speed camera near his home. he claims few motorists obey the 25 mile-an-hour speed limit. the sheriff's department puts their trailer out. i've seen speeds as high as 60. >> he believes speed cameras will slow drivers down. so you might wonder how he and police feel about this. >> alert. >> it's a warning system. designed to alert drivers when approaching a red light or speed camera. this salesman installed it he says he's fighting technology with technology and avoiding a bunch of costly tickets. tonight at 11, it's a warning -- is that warning system legal? does it work? you may be surprised at the answer. for the i-team, i'm david collins. >> at artscape, a huge crowd danced with robin thicke.
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at his live performance thicke sang one of his hits, "magic." this year he won grammys for the best rap and r&b album. of course, wbal tv was one of the proud sponsors of this year's artscape. we'd like to see your pictures from the festival. log on to wbaltv.com and click on entertainment. >> he was amazing. yes. let's check on what's going on. we have a couple of problems to tell about if you are going to head out in the pikesville area, right at brooklawn. all lanes are closed because of a downed tree. hopefully you can get around ok. as far as what else is happening, not a whole lot. speed sensors up to speed at this time. still artscape close yours as they clean -- closures after t - closures as they clean up after the weekend. no sign of delays cording to our
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drive -- according to our drive time. that traffic pattern will take you to the right on 895 from 95 instead of to the left. just want to give you the heads up on that. about an 11-minute ride on outer loop, northeast side. about a 12-minute outer loop west side. 95 at the beltway northeast, just starting to see a bit of a delay. southbound 95 at the beltway northeast. that hasn't stretched back to white marsh yet. we'll switch over to a live view of traffic at the b.w. parkway so far running smoothly. sandra, over to you. >> thank you. there's showers and storms brewing to our south and east right now. but nothing here. partly sunny start to today. 20% chance of showers. maybe later this afternoon. 80 to 84 our forecast high. below normal once again. the mainer if cast deal this week is the rain. we have a slight chance of seeing showers and storms each and every day for the next seven. best shot of rain tomorrow at a
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60% coverage. a high of 81. we'll keep mainly cloudy skies. and temperatures in the 80's throughout the week. more details later in your full forecast. back to you. >> it is 6:38. coming up, a woman and two children are pulled to safety after their car catches fire and it's caught on tape. we'll have that scene straight ahead. >> i'm tara mergener in washington. the taliban has released a video of an american soldier being held hostage. latest coming up. >> and we are still taking your answers to our "watercooler question of the day." what is your favorite memory of legendary journalist walter cronkite? email your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> "covering the nation," fire crews in central arizona spent the night fighting a massive fire. flames lit up the night sky over phoenix. the wooden palettes were held for recycling when they caught fire. no buildings have been damaged. investigators have not determined a cause. >> a group of people pulled a woman and her two young children from a burning car in wisconsin. the 4-year-old was still trapped in the vehicle when this video was recorded. a group of people including two off-duty firefighters and an offduty police officer pulled the woman and her two children from the car. the 4-year-old boy suffered burns to at least 30% of his body and was in surgery last night so far police have not said why the car crashed and caught fire. >> 6:41. we're going to look at the morning headlines.
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>> in your forecast there is shower and storm activity. i'll let you know if it will infiltrate our area, coming up.
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you love your new jetta. and the suit? you like it? no...i love it! >> following breaking news. howard county fire officials are on the scene of a carbon mow knoxize leak -- monoxide leak on twin rivers road in columbia. we are told a family of five was awakened by a carbon monoxide detector this morning. fire officials say three of the family members were taken to the hospital for evaluation. fire crews remain on the scene, trying to pinpoint the source of the leak. >> in the headlines this morning, police are looking for the person responsible for a double shooting. one of those victims died. it happened just before 10:00 last night on kenwood avenue and east madison street in east baltimore.
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the second victim was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg. >> federal charges have been filed in connection with the murder of former ravens quarterback steve mcnair. agents say adrian gilliam jr. confessed to selling steve mcnair's mistress the loaded pistol used to kill him. there's no indication gilliam knew how kazemi intended to use weapon. gilliam was charged with a possible 10 years in prison or a $250,000 fine in 1993 he was convicted of murder and attempted robbery. known as the most trusted man in america, walter cronkite passed away friday afternoon. cronkite anchored "cbs evening news" from 1962 to 1981 covering stories that ranged from president kennedy's assassination to the race to the moon. he died from cerebral vascular disease, surrounded by family in his han mattian home. h-- manhattan
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home. >> what is your favorite peopley of walter cronkite? >> cindy has a different memory. >> i would love to see that clip. >> another viewer writes -- >> we'll post more answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> a potential complication for the expanding u.s. military effort in afghanistan. the taliban has released a video of an american hostage captured three weeks ago near the pakistan border. despite an extensive search his where abouts are still unknown. 11 news washington bureau
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reporter tara mergener has that story. >> this is the first american soldier captured in this conflict. we now know who he is. >> scared i won't be able to go home. it is very unnerving to be a prisoner. >> video of this american captured soldier was released. u.s. military officials have now identified him as 23-year-old private first class bowe bergdahl who vanished in afghanistan june 30. the 28-minute clip includes bergdahl eating and talking about his family. >> i have my girlfriend who i was hoping to marry. i have my grandma and grandpa. >> in his hometown in idaho friends and family carried yellow ribbons. >> just felt as a community we needed to come together. >> and pray for his safe return. >> know that the american people
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believe in you, support you, and are 100% behind you. >> u.s. forces have been scouring eastern afghanistan for clues about bergdahl's whereabouts. this is the first time militants have tried to take advantage of his capture. a pentagon spokesperson said "i'm glad to see he appears unharmed, but this is a taliban propaganda video. they are exploiting the soldier in violation of international law. even if the military can figure out where bergdahl is, they still face the dilemma of whether a rescue attempt would put him in greater danger. in washington, tara mergener, wbal-tv 11 news. >> good morning. let's check your morning commute. getting a little busier in spots. we had that downed tree blocking lanes in pikesville if if you're traveling long green spring valley, all lanes are closed towards spring hill road and your best bet, the alternate.
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we're pretty much up to speed. a slowdown on 95 out of the white marsh area. artscape closures remain in effect until 4:00 p.m. today as they clean up. otherwise area live view of traffic, 95 in the white marsh area. we are seeing a bit of a slowdown. that extends down to the 895 split as seven trying to adapt to a new traffic pattern. southbound 895, you're exiting on the right instead of the left. that started yesterday morning. hopefully you'll get used to it fairly soon. right now we are seeing some delays there. let's see if we're seeing any delays elsewhere. j.f.x. at the beltway, we are up to speed. that's the latest on traffic pulse 11. over to you. >> thanks. a few more clouds throughout this morning than we were dealing with yesterday. absolutely gorgeous. we hit a high of 81. cooler than normal. we will remain cooler than normal. you can see the cloud cover starting to infiltrate across the state. showers and storms to the east and south. we have about a 20% shot of rain
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later this afternoon and tonight. inet meantime, temperature range anywhere from 57, coolest location in york, pennsylvania, to 71 downtown baltimore. mid 60's in general on the eastern shore. and that's milder than yesterday when we set a record low of 67 degrees. this marks the fourth record low so far this year so it's definitely been an interesting weather year. all of that rain in the spring. we've been dry for july. we had also been cooler than normal. it looks like we had a better shot of seeing much needed rain for this month later this week. let's head to the mountains of western maryland, a high of 75 in the upper elevations. slight chance of a thunderstorm out there. in central maryland, the slightest chance about 20% chance air late-day shower. a mix of sun and clouds across the state. as far as ocean city, a few more clouds because it's closer to that boundary where the showers are circulating this morning. the high a pretty cool 80 when you consider july 20 is the
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calendar date. winds out of the northeast. waves a foot or less. water temperatures not too far from our forecast high today of 80. they're in the upper 70's. 102. that's the kind of potential we have this time of the year as the record for this date set back in 1930. and on july 20, 1890, way back in the record books, a 58-degree record low was set. 66 is where we should be. it looks like the only areas that will be close to that will be downtown and near the bay. 60 for our outlying suburbs. it looks like a 40% chance of showers. high pressure, basically going to keep all of this precipitation away from us. we're still going to be dealing with a stationary front and areas of low pressure. more importantly, an upper level low will develop over the great lakes, circulate little disturbances. so a very good chance of a 60% coverage of showers and storms. the next seven days a slight chance of mainly afternoon showers and storms. a few more clouds this week than
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we've seen lately. >> thank you. this morning, nine people are recovering including more than a half dozen children after another carbon monoxide leak at the dutch village apartments. jennifer franciotti joins us live from there with more. >> this did all take place sunday evening. it's so dangerous because you don't know you're in trouble until it's nearly too late. baltimore city fire officials believe the cause o was a faulty water heater this did happen in dutch village. nine people were sent to area shopts hospital. one side fire officials found 400 parts per million in the air of carbon monoxide. two doors down high levels were also detected but not dangerous enough for an evacuation. crews did decree place a water -- replace a water heater there. just last month three residents suffered carbon monoxide
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poisoning. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> coming up on "today," stars discuss how they lost weight in the public eye. stories from star jones, valerie bert nellie and marie osmond. first, meredith viera haze look at what's coming up next on "today." >> good morning. coming up on a monday morning on "today," we'll have the latest on that u.s. soldier captured by the taliban in afghanistan. we are live from p.f.c. bowe bergdahl's hometown. then dramatic video of the daring rescue of a family trapped inside their burning s.u. vmpletd. we'll show it to you. also ahead, the woman held hostage and terrorized by her ex-husband for 12 hours breaks her silence. she'll join us for her first television interview since the ordeal. and is paula abdul about to leave "american idol?" we get started right here on
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"today." >> 6:54. 62 degrees on tv hill. >> just ahead, another look at weather and traffic together before you start your day. stay with us.
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>> how's it looking on this monday? >> we have a new problem coming in. an overturned vehicle reported in the area of long green pike and heights road. a downed tree block green spring valley. five minutes southbound 95 from the 895 split to the ft. mchenry. 11 minutes on the outer loop north side no. delays. some souter loop delay -- outer loop delays on the west side. let's give you a live view of
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traffic. another spot where we're seeing a slowdown. white marsh down to the 895 split where folks are adjusting to the new traffic pattern, exiting to the right instead of the left. let's give you a look at the west side where we are slowing down. >> we've been talking about this dry heat. it's been cooler than normal. but this week is going to change. a slight chance for showers each and every day. then we are two inches above normal of rainfall for the year. we're lower than normal for july. we need it. slightest chance for today in the low 80's. remaining in the low 80's. a good shot of showers and storms tomorrow. low 80's midweek. mid 80's it looks like thursday through sunday. each and every day you might need the umbrella. >> thanks, everybody, for watching.
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