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>> we will get a check on weather and traffic. >> the weather is refreshing. it will take as throughout the weekend. we will be a little bit warmer. partly cloudy skies. some cloud cover today. some sunshine and some clouds. 77-80 today. an area of low pressure is coming off the coast of the carolinas bringing us some cloud cover. no rain fall. that is the main thing. >> good news. >> the major roads are looking good. some problems parts -- problem spots in howard county. and a problem near pulaski highway, an accident coming
there. some lands may be blocked there. we are doing quite well otherwise. 11 minutes on the inner loop. here is 895 no. of charles street. the fort mchenry tunnel looks good. that is the latest. back to you. >> a homicide investigation in anne arundel county ends with the suspect shot dead by police. >> two sisters were found murdered inside of the home. investors have identified them as in a pla,. our reporter is more -- has more. >> the estranged husband of sheena blanford is to blame.
after fleeing police on wednesday, he was shot and killed in dc he lived with his wife sheena and lives here about six months ago. some domestic abuse issues were documented here by police. >> there was an active protective order here on him that was served at this residence for theodore. we have been here a couple of times during the month of august for domestic related issues. >> on wednesday morning, police say theodore took that pilots to the next level killing his wife and her sister. -- took that violent to the next level killing his wife and her sister. >> the first female this sheena and she is the estranged wife of
our suspect the door. the second female here is cheryl who is the sister of sheena. >> they say theodore fled by car and headed into washington, d.c.. he pulled out a gun and was shot several times by police and died from injuries. police say that he has an extensive criminal record, most of it recent. reporting live, wbal tv 11 news. >> thank you. a december 7 trial date is scheduled for helen holton who is charged with violating campaign finance laws. they were trying to move her case from circuit court to district court. she is alleged to have paid for a public opinion poll with money given to her by developers.
the attorneys would like to file a motion to dismiss the case sometime next week. >> jon cardin says the equestrian police unit is struggling. a donation for $1,000 was received for the unit. there has been some controversy over the idea of jamming cell phones, but maryland correctional officials are trying to come up with another solution. products will be tested. they hope that one of them will jam phones inside the prison. illegal phone use has become a serious concern where inmates organized crime from behind bars. >> high-tech devices will soon be in the hands of baltimore city cops. they will get a special
blackberries no on known as poct cops. our reporter got a first look. >> you are looking at the future of baltimore city crime fighting. this device is a blackberry. city officers love them. >> if we are looking for a violent offender, say he just committed a crime, i can pull out the picture and send the picture file with all the information to my fellow officers. >> they can check vehicle registration to criminal back brown checked. gps systems are included -- background checks. the gps system is also included. it may be quicker to send an
affirmation then dispatching it. it can capture and send photos. >> you can hold up and say, this is you or it is not to you. it is very helpful. >> it will give officers more time to interact with the public. some 2000 patrol officers will get one thanks to $5.3 million in federal stimulus money. the technology is a priority and cost-effective. it is cheaper than a patrol c ar laptop. >> i think these are a gateway into the future. >> officers using black berries have made more arrests than using the laptops. >> the technology it's going to allow them to get out of the cars and be more visible.
it gives them the resources to have more information accessible. >> wbal tv 11 news. >> baltimore city will be the only department in the country to provide the devices to everyone on patrol. more are being ordered. that brings us to our watercooler question of the day. do you think the hand-held pocket devices will be a useful tool for city police? email us your response to email@example.com. >> still ahead, the vice president is ahead to release details about the state of the economy. we will have that report next. >> i stopped and i turned and looked at her. i said, you realize that this is not the end of this. i cannot let this go. >> and bank of america in
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today. 62 degrees this morning. coming home from school as part cloudy with 79 degrees. a high of 80 degrees at the airport. partly cloudy tonight. around 60 degrees. i have the details on your labor day weekend forecast just ahead. >> a very bizarre story out of georgia. a man is behind bars after he allegedly slapped a toddler's inside of walmart. the man admitted to slapping the two-year old girl four times in the face when she would not stop crying. if that is not bad enough, he does not know the girl or the mother. a perfect stranger slapping a two-year old. he has been charged with cruelty to children. >> a florida man born without arms says a bank would not let
him cash a check because he cannot provide a thumbprint. he tried to cash a check at a bank of america in downtown tampa. he presented to the forms of identification. the branch manager said he would have to come back with his wife to cash the check. the bank has apologized. as americans get ready to roll up their sleeves for the swine flu vaccine, many have questions about it. >> you are looking at a live picture of the downtown baltimore area. we will update weather and traffic next. stay with us. you are watchi
previous counties. they are cleared. the speed sensors are up to speed. it is looking good at the beltway at this time. looking good across the bridge. area roads are in great shape at this hour. volume is building just a bit. and a 11 minute ride on the belt way west side. here is a live view of the traffic of the harrisburg expressed by. it is running smoothly. -- harrisburg expressway. is running smoothly. let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. >> good morning. we are looking good on the rails this morning. no and delays on the rail systems.
a couple of bus diversions. the 53 bus at northern parkway. the 15 best at saratoga and green. some of the buses will be on a holiday schedule. so please check the schedules before you ride. back to you. >> hope you are doing well. some upper level clout thanks to an area of pressure off the carolinas this morning. it is going to be quite pleasant. our high is 80 degrees. a little bit milder than yesterday. mid 60's downtown.
that is typical. mostly sunny and 75. some distant cloud cover for the forecast high. some potential for light when activity around ocean city. the winds are not a problem on the chesapeake bay. waves are unimpressive at less than 1 foot. 82 is where we should be for our normal height. we will be a couple of degrees below that. we will not reach the record high for the record low. 46 was the low. 61 is where we should be overnight. we will be underneath that just a little bit. part of cloudy skies tonight pa
-- tonight. there is a low pressure writing up along a stationary front. we are seeing a few more clout to case -- clouds of today in the forecast. another low is writing up along this front near ocean city tomorrow. as far as tropical storm erica, it is very and organize. it could affect as as an area of low pressure. right now, no intensification is expected. it will not really threaten us. it is not a main player in our forecast. we are in the low 80's. we will stay dry for most of the weekend for the next several days. >> thank you. as president obama plans to
speak about health care reform next week, the vice-president is focusing on the economy. he will deliver remarks on the government stimulus program. our washington bureau reporter has a preview. >> the vice president will speak here in washington while other members of the administration are across the country to address the stimulus. >> $787 billion of your money. how much of it is being spent? only a fraction. about 84 billion so far. most given to tax relief, local government, and infrastructure projects. the vice president is updating the stimulus program today. this has brought the economy back from the brink according to the president. >> we are on the path to economic recovery. we have a long way to go. i and the other members of this
administration will not let up. >> the stimulus is being credited to boosting the economy according to some. but others disagree. >> it is speckled said that the program has helped the economy. if we did not of the stimulus, the economy probably would be recovering in a way. >> recovery may be slow as confident as on the mend. more reports are due today. in washington, i am nikole killion reporting for wbal tv 11 news. >> government health officials are bracing for a possible outbreak of swine flu in schools this fall. not careful, many could be infected with the virus.
>> with school starting, we will see an uptick in cases. we also know that we are likely to see that uptick before the vaccine is available. >> officials stress you should practice good hand washing methods and always cover your face when you cough or sneeze. >> infant care givers, health care ems providers, and those under the age of 24 should get a vaccine. some are concerned about the safety of the new vaccine however. >> our pediatrician did not seem anxious about it. she bought of the concern about the vaccine being rushed out
because of the fear related to the swine flu virus. >> this vaccine is made the same way as the regular flu shot. there is much more ahead on 11 news today. >> we have a look at one of the answers to your watercooler question of the day. >> here is a look at the winning lottery numbers from last night.
chance to look at the future of medicine. >> and local health care could get -- clinic is touring the nation. our reporter has more. >> three days into kindergarten and students in cherry hill are talking about things like shot and doctors because of this. it is a health clinic on wheels outside of their school. inside, the doctor visit has gone high-tech. >> [unintelligible] >> united healthcare is one of the largest health-care organizations around the country. patients are able to connect with medical professionals by a satellite. >> any history of diabetes in your family? >> no. >> i will give you a prescription and you will be able to pick it up in an hour or so at a pharmacy of your choosing. >> the technology can be at school or work places or clinics, drug stores to give
people more opportunity to get the care they need. >> united healthcare is taking the mobile clinic on a nationwide tour. officials claim non partisanship. >> the technology will connect to any insurance carrier so that a physician can use it and not have to break it apart by what kind of insurance a person may have. >> baltimore is its only stop at a school although it will be traveling to 15 other cities. >> we are trying to bring them inside to show them the technology and make them excited about it. >> wbal tv 11 news. >> and now it's time to get to one of your answers to our watercooler question of the day. >> we asked if you thought the end of a pocket devices would be a good tool for city police. >> a lack of less lethal weapons and vehicles that do not
work. thanks for a piece of equipment that we are reaction vehicles. keep emailing us. we will read more in the next hour. >> here is a look ahead to the next hour of 11 news today. >> a popular talk show ohost shuts down some of the busiest rate in chicago. we will tell you more. >> we will get a new playground. >> most people blow up balloons with their mouths. one guy went further and used his nose. he can use it and using his ears. check it out. >> it is insane. i have seen that guy. i will tell you how the weather is next.
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