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has a check of the forecast. >> we had the rain last night. there is some fog in some neighborhoods. the evening commute will probably be a different story. 68 at the airport. a beautiful sunrise in progress. -- 60 at the airport. would we have some fog out there. it will probably stayry through lunchtime. a better chance for storms this afternoon and this evening. we will check the seven-day forecast when i come back in just a few minutes. >> pretty ideal store for your morning commute. we do have some problems -- fire activity at druid hill avenue. you may find some delays. fire activity -- a transformer fire in pikesville that wood valley drive. looking good as far as our speed
sensors. 52 on southbound 95. 57 on the southbound j.f.x. moving well so far on the major roadways. seven minutes on southbound 895 down to the harbor tunnel. this is traffic at old court. building just a bit. moving well all boy down towards 95 on the south side. -- moving well all the way down towards 95. problem-free at bel air road. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> farms and homes could soon be under 20 feet of water. that is the reality for much of cajun country this morning. >> officials are asking the feds for more help. kate amara joins us live with more. good morning to you. >> good morning. president obama is traveling to
the flood zone along the mississippi today. he is going to memphis and will meet with flood victims and volunteers. residents are bracing for disaster. preparations and evacuations under way in cajun country. >> we're just waiting to see what's going to happen. hopefully we don't have any breeches with the levees. >> thousands of residents along the mississippi river moving to higher ground as water gushes from these louisiana flood gates for the first time in four decades. >> we have confirmed the best we can that everybody has been evacuated. >> gate by gate, the army corps of engineers is opening the morganza spillway, hoping to prevent potentially catastrophic flooding downstream in new orleans and baton rouge. >> protecting lives in the number one thing that we're looking for as we operate the mississippi river tributaries project. >> but to save some spots, others are being sacrificed. farms and homes in a 3,000-
square-mile area could soon be under 20 feet of water. >> it's going to take everything we've got. >> louisiana governor bobby jindal is warning the water will not go away anytime soon. >> in some parts of our state, the water will be higher than normal through july and even august. >> governor jindal has asked fema to expand assistance to his state so that more parishes can get more help to pay for flood response. live in washington, i am kate amara. back to you. >> will we see more of these floodgates opened in the coming days? >> we will. the army corps of engineers said they could open up to a quarter and keep them open possibly for weeks until the water in the mississippi river starts to go down. >> kate amara, thank you. our coverage of the mississippi river flooding continues on our website, wbaltv.com.
we look back at the 10 most deadliest floods. click on the weather section. >> carbon monoxide poisoning claims the life of a couple, lewis keyser and betty keyser. investigators believe a furnace caused the call in to fill up with the deadly gas it. >> a 20-rolled faces charges after three people died after a car struck a tree on sunday morning. -- a-20-year-old faces charges. the driver fled the scene but was tracked down a few hours later. >> a carroll county a volunteer firefighter is charged with attempted arson this morning. the man was seen trying to add
fuel to life fire at a gas grill up against the side of a home. he said he was in love with the woman but he grew frustrated when she would not return his phone calls. the search continues to whoever shot and killed a man at a hotel. this was on reisterstown road. the victim's identity has not been released. >> good news when it comes to gas prices. the gas tax will not be increased. they said the timing is not right. we reported last week the general assembly plant to bring up raising the taxes. miller said the only way it will be discussed is if the governor proposes toit. >> he was considered one of the top candidates in the gop presidential race. mike huckabee said he is not
interested, at least not now. >> i just believe that it was not the right time and it wasn't today. >> he made that announcement on saturday night during his weekend program. many political analysts felt his position made him one of the most plausible candidates in the 2012 republican race. that leaves mitt romney as the current leader among potential candidates. >> the campaign for baltimore's next mayor is under way. kim dacey joins us live in the studio with more. good morning. >> good morning. stephanie rawlings-blake has three official opponents so far. circuit court clerk, frank conaway, otis rolley, and jody landers, president of the greater baltimore board of realtors. a round table of baltimore polics past took place at the bolton street synagogue. former city mayor kurt schmoke
joined a former baltimore county executive who ran william donald schaefer's first mayoral campaign. all agree stephanie rawlings- blake's chances of keeping her job this fall depend heavily on her ability to battle the city's cash flow problems. the mayor says there are a variety of issues important to city residents. >> it's going to require some real creative thinking, some very new thinking to get the city out of its problems, because you cannot tax your way. everybody knows that. >> but you have to juggle a lot of issues. people care about public safety, they care about public education. they also care about the quality of their neighborhoods. >> with the help of city council last year, rawlings- blake closed a $121 million hole. she hopes to close a $60 million deficit in the 2012 budget. reporting live, kim dacey, wbal- tv 11 news. >> thank you. maryland is pioneering a controversial method of controlling the state's deer
population. the plan is to inject a contraceptive into the animal and then released it back into the wild. the cost is $1,000 per injection. some say it is not practical for the entire deer population. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of the plan to use birth control medication to control the growing deer population? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. >> two baltimore police officers were among the hundreds honored in washington this weekend. one died last fall. officer james fowler was killed and a car crash in pennsylvania. janet napolitano was the keynote speaker at the national peace
officers he moral event. >> today we are a stronger nation. we are a more prepared nation. we are a more resilient nation. the contribution of law enforcement professionals are a big reason why. >> 152 police officers were killed in the line of duty during 2010. share your fire fighter and police pictures on our website, wbaltv.com. >> why more of you can now get your hand on an iphone. >> one of the most powerful man sits in jail this morning. how close he came to getting out of the country. >> the space shuttle endeavor is hours away from taking its final flight into space. we will have details. >> we had some rain last night. there is more rain in the
energy rotating around the bottom of this storm. it is difficult to see. showers in virginia will drift into maryland as we head into this afternoon. nothing going on at this point. showers and thunderstorms will be likely once again this afternoon. there's a chance you could run into some of thunderstorms later today. tonight, partly cloudy skies and then showers and thunderstorms will develop. we probably will get some late fog into tomorrow morning. the same set up on tuesday. we have the upper level low off to the west. we will wind up with showers and thunderstorms. it will take a long time for this pattern to open up and start to move to seea. probably not till the end of the week. in the short term, more of the
same. you see a lot lightning bolts. that does not mean it will rain each day. the same thing tuesday, wednesday, and thursday. the chance for rain decreases on friday, along with the temperatures. i'm hoping it gets out of here in time for the weekend. partly cloudy on preakness saturday with a high temperature of 72. mid 70's on sunday with some sunshine. 6:14. >> good morning. a couple of things to watch for. fire activity in this city at druid hill avenue. in pikesville, watch for a transformer fire. fire crews on the scene. the jfx, a 56 miles per hour south of the beltway. a smooth ride on 95 south, a 51 miles per hour approaching the
beltway. 56 on the west side. we continue to run smoothly, although volume is building. we see evidence of that in our cameras. this is the northwest corner of the beltway through 795. beyond this, and things start to get a bit sluggish near liberty. this is bel air road. so far so good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. the chief of the international monetary fund is under arrest this morning, accused of sexually assaulting a made in new york. dominique strauss-kahn came out of the bathroom of his sweet naked and assault of terror. -- and assaulted her. here is a live picture of the
kennedy space center preparing the shuttle for its final list of. the crew is preparing for left off after last month's scheduled launch was scrubbed. if all goes well, endeavor will have for the international space station at 8:56 this morning. surely sure what is returning to the department of agriculture. she is taking on a job as a consultant. she was fired last year every videotape of her was edited to make it seem she was making racially insensitive remarks. she has filed a lawsuit to the blogger who posted the edited video online. >> slowly but surely, sony's game network is getting back online.
there was a cyber attack that saw personal details stolen. sony is rolling out of days. it will take time to restore all services. hey are offering an insurance policy. consumers are buying less and streaming more. the dvd market dropped 44% last year. dvd sales for many largest business. the study did not include buying and renting blu-ray disc, which are on the rise. social networking site linked in is getting ready for wall street. jane king has more in the bloomberg business report. >> more details about apple's
next iphone. the iphone 5 will be called the iphone 4f and is expected be out in time for the holiday shopping season. it could be compatible with sprints and t-mobile. the camera moved to the top right corner. we do get the numbers on manufacturing. greece is expected to ask for millions from the eu. the bloomberg maryland index was lower. willing to in making its debut later this week get the -- linked in making its debut later this week. more than 500 million active
users. reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 6:19. 60 degrees on tv hill. >> the terps lacrosse team advances in the ncaa tournament. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of the plan to use birth control medication to control the growing deer population? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to email@example.com. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck.
>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. getting busier by the minute. we have two accidents on the beltway. one on the southwest corner. one coming on the outer loop topside of the harrisburg expressway. we will let you know once we confirm that. there is an excellent location at moravia road. one more promise spot, spring bottom right in pikesville. a transformer fire. everything running smoothly on the topside was to get over
towards the harrisburg expressway. you might start to see some delays. west side outer loop in good shape. the inner loop at wilkins avenue is the one we're focusing on. it looks like no sign of delays. we will keep you posted and let you know once we find something more. this is bel air road. problem-free at the moment. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> not a bad start for us on this monday. we have some rain last night. most of that is gone. the fog is pretty thick over by the eastern shore counties. 57 in frederick. a mixture of clouds and some sunshine. we will see a chance for showers this afternoon. high temperature, 74. we will check the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. here is keith mills.
>> good morning. the orioles open a series with the red sox tonight in boston. they had to fenway park having won five of six games. the burrs bt -- the birds beat the rays. buck showalter saw his team had 15 hits. matt wieters is uncanny with runners in scoring position. the scores of vlad guerrero. derrek lee starting to heat up. he waits on the turf and rips it to writright. 3-0 orioles. top of the fifth. nick markakis crushes it, home- run number four.
4-2. jake arrieta on his way to his fifth win. chris tillman and jake pit stop well last week. here is the big blast. three straight walks sets the table for j.j. hardy. this is a grand slam. 9-3, the orioles win. they play the red sox tonight. the red sox swept the yankees. men's lacrosse tournament. johns hopkins and maryland moves on to the quarterfinals. yesterday, maryland dominated north carolina. this game has some great plays. no-look pass. second quarter. ryan young gets a screen.
left-handed laser. the coach went to loyola high school. check this out. he gets hit by three different guys. number 37, looks like he flips it to grant. he kept the ball. pass into drew snyder. this is the hidden ball trick. he catches it himself. everybody thinks number one has sait. maryland wins. hopkins plays denver. chicago and miami. gibson.
there was an impressive dunk. in-your-face. checkout the end of this play. great ball movement. missed shot. watch the rebound by gibson. that was in-your-face. chicago wins. oklahoma city wins game 7. it is preakness week. >> 60 degrees on tv hill. much more to come. >> some political power house are weighing in on the baltimore mayor race. >> nbc is previewing its new fall lineup. what shows do they hope will be a new favorites?
>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> so far so good. we had thunderstorms last night. it should be a dry commute for you. you might get some sunshine to sneak through the clouds.
on time after lunch, we have a chance for showers and thunderstorms. high temperature near 74. >> the massive flooding situation remains desire in the mississippi river basin with several states dealing with record flooding. >> a plan is under way to save louisiana's major cities. >> a torrent of water rushes downstream from the morganza spillway towards the sparsely populated atchafalaya river basin. the spillway opened as part of a plan to divert water away from baton rouge and new orleans to save the cities. >> number one is that public safety is our number one priority. always has been and always will be. >> the water will impact as many as eight rural parishes and could flood out more than 10,000 structures and 25,000 people. >> if you're one of the couple thousand homes that are being flooded, it's difficult to understand why you're being flooded in situations like this.
>> while residents in the flood zone do whatever they can to save their property, prayers were offered sunday in vicksburg, mississippi, a community battling record- setting flooding, with the mississippi river still rising. >> our neighbors here in town and even more out in the county are facing significant loss. many others being displaced. >> chris lynn makes his living on the water fishing. even he can't believe what he's seeing. >> the higher the water gets, the more it sinks in. so it's just depressing, actually. >> emotion and pain levels rising, along with the floodwaters. kurt gregory, wbal-tv 11 news. >> city homicide detectives are pacing through the details of a deadly shooting in northeast baltimore. the unidentified victim was shot in the head on 5400 block of marble hall road. no word on a possible suspect or murder.
lavela merritt has reached an agreement to plead guilty to robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery in the death of stephen pitcairn. he was stabbed to death last july. her co-defendant, john wagner, still faces murder charges. >> the race is on for the mayor of baltimore city. kim dacey joins us in the studio with more on the story. >> it is safe to say stephanie rawlings-blake is the favorite. some say the mayor's race should focus on finances. it was a round table of baltimore politics past sunday at the bolten street synagogue. former city mayor kurt schmoke joined a former baltimore county executive who ran william donald schaefer's first mayoral campaign. all agree stephanie rawlings- blake's chances of keeping her
job this fall depend heavily on her ability to battle the city's cash flow problem. >> it's going to require some real creative thinking, some very new thinking to get the city out of its problems, because you cannot tax your way. everybody knows that. >> we asked the mayor what issue should be at the top of the list during the campaign. >> but you have to juggle a lot of issues. people care about public safety, they care about public education. they also care about the quality of their neighborhoods. >> when we asked about the city's financial problem -- >> it is important for whoever is going to be mayor to understand how to balance budgets, how to do more with less. >> rawlings-blake closed a $120 million hole. she hopes to close a $60 million deficit in the 2012 budget. >> i think she is doing a good job. it is not easy because of the circumstances of the financial situation. i think we ought to give her additional time. that does not mean there are not some good candidates out there. there are. >> so far her official opponents are circuit court
clerk, frank conaway, former city planning director otis rolley, and jody landers, president of the greater baltimore board of realtors. reporting live, kim dacey, wbal- tv 11 news. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> time now to look to your morning commute. things are getting busy, especially on the beltway. there is an accident at wilkins avenue. 70 looks good in towards the beltway. on the topside, another report of an accident. moravia road, we have an accident, and some fire activity in the city at druid hill road. watch for closures because of a downed tree. wood valley way, a transformer fire. there is an accident coming in.
you might want to consider the tydings memorial bridge as for alternate out of season can. this is traffic at wilkins avenue. volume starting to build. this is a live view of bel air road. no delays on the northeast corner. closer to the harrisburg expressway, things may start to slow up. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> you can see some sunshine sneaking through the clouds. that is a good thing. we should stay dry through the commute. 60 degrees right now at the airport. humidity is 96%. there is some patchy fog. take an umbrella with you. 74 for a high temperature. hit and miss showers and thunderstorms. it will not rain each day all of those days. by the time we get to the
weekend, it will clear up. partly cloudy skies on preakness saturday with a high temperature near 70 degrees. i will take the optimistic forecasts. back to you. >> glass half full. >> 60 degrees on tv hill. which nbc shows will be signing off? >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of the plan to use birth control medication to control the growing deer population? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> nbc is the first to unveil their program lineup for next season. >> you will come down to which lawyer a jury likes more. >> nbc is bringing back "chuck." >> i love a challenge. >> the new president has picked six new dramas for next season. a fantasy procedural and "the playboy club." >> on the service it sounds a little salacious and a little sort of off-limits. is actually pretty innocent.
>> embassy has six comedies on the way, including "up all night," "free agent." >> you hope and pray for an actor and somebody who has a point of view and dave u.s.. >> "the voice" will take a break and come back next winter. >> we did not want to do anything to endanger that. >> "the sing-off" returns in the fall. deborah messing stars in "smash."
>> "celebrity apprentice" will return with or without donald trump. "30 rock" will return. i like "outsource." >> i like "the event." >> we will check your morning commute. kind of busy. we will update you. >> nothing going on weather-wise right now. we do have some rain in the forecast. a little touch of sunshine. that is nice. 60 at the airport.
>> welcome back. carbon monoxide poisoning claims the life of a carroll county couple. a family discovered the lives of -- discovered the bodies of lewis keyser and betty keyser late saturday night. investigators believe the faulty furnace caused the home to fill up with the deadly gas. a man faces charges after a deadly accident. three people died when a car struck a tree on sunday morning. a 20-year-old and two passengers were killed. the driver fled the scene but was tracked down a few hours later. maryland is pioneering a controversial method of controlling the state's deer population. the plan is to tranquilize the deer and injected contraceptive
into the animal and released it back into the wild. the cost is $1,000 per injection. it is not practical for the entire deer population. it is an important step of population control. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what do you think of the plan to use birth control medication to control the growing deer population?
>> we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> we have a downed tree to report in the city. right now, westbound number parkway is blocked at rolling avenue over towards falls road. that will cause some the delays this morning. checking on reports of an accident at the topside outer loop at the harrisburg expressway. another delay parkway. perhaps they are one and the same. another accident at wilkins avenue. when at sinclair lane and moravia road. fire activity. westbound pulaski highway, there is an accident clearing. you might want to take the
tydings memorial bridge instead. westbound 50, another crash in to us this morning great pretty busy. in terms of the delays, westbound 40, pulaski highway, it doesn't look like traffic is getting by. there could be temporary closures. at the harrisburg expressway and the beltway, no signs of the delays. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. let's check the forecast with tony. >> you saw some sunshine sneaking through the clouds. we don't expect any rain this morning. take an umbrella because you'll need it later on. some patchy fog. 57 in taneytown. we're still talking about the same storm would have been discussing for the past several days. we're watching pieces of energy rotating around the base of this
storm. kind of difficult to see. this cluster of showers and thunderstorms coming from central virginia. that will make it into maryland this afternoon. the further we go into the day, the better chance for some showers and thunderstorms. a mixture of clouds and sunshine said. high temperature, 74. tonight, mostly cloudy skies. showers and thunderstorms most likely this evening. temperatures dropped into the 50's and 60's. very little change tomorrow as far as the weather map goes. we have the same storm out and the ohio valley. we have a chance for showers and storms on tuesday. none of the day's batch of the lightning bolts will be washed out. kind of like yesterday. same thing today. savvy to tomorrow. 71 on wednesday.
the upper 60's on thursday and friday. the chance for rain decreases this weekend. i'm hoping it clears up by preakness saturday. we will rebound back into the mid 70's on sunday. >> mike huckabee was the last man standing with john mccain. this year he is a favorite of social conservatives. this weekend, he announced he is out of the 2012 race. brian moore has the story from washington. >> gop favorite mike huckabee has decided he's not running for the white house in 2012. >> i just somehow believe deep within me that it wasn't the right time and it wasn't to be. >> that further clears an already wide open field. mitt romney, arguable the man to beat, is still flirting with the possibility of a run. newt gingrich is in and showed he's not afraid to take on his own party. >> i don't think right-wing
social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering. >> ron paul is running, too, and making waves with his opposition to federal flood and hurrican insurance. >> to expect the government and people who aren't benefiting to pay for me to live on the beach and get my house blown down, that is not morally correct. it's not in the consitition. >> the gop race for the white house is a marathon and right now there is no front runner. >> i'm reminded of how the carter administration was pulling for ronald reagan to be the republican nominee because they thought he would be the easiest to beat. >> president obama is already off and running. mike huckaby says he is not endorsing any candidates until he gets the chance to see how this race unfolds. washington., nbc,
kim dacey has more on the merrill election. >>stephanie rawlings-blake has three official opponents so far. circuit court clerk, frank conaway, otis rolley, and jody landers, president of the greater baltimore board of realtors. a round table of baltimore polics past took place at the bolton street synagogue. former city mayor kurt schmoke joined a former baltimore county executive who ran william donald schaefer's first mayoral campaign. all agree stephanie rawlings- blake's chances of keeping her job this fall depend heavily on her ability to battle the city's cash flow problems. the mayor hopes to close a $60 million deficit. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> one of lucky viewer will be helping oprah in her run. annette bowersox is the lucky
winner of two tickets to one of operarah's final shows. the last season has been filled with giveaways and surprises. >> i do not care if i walk away with a cocktail napkin. i'm going to be there, the part of the celebration and take it all and. i cannot win. -- i cannot wait. ft.ht shows le the biggest controversy in " oprah" show history. now oprah and james frey began. here's matt lauer with a look at what's coming up next on the
"today" show. >> we are following some breaking news. a jet with one injured 36 passengers forced to make an emergency landing after one of its engines caught fire. new details on the shocking arrest here in new york. one of the world's most powerful bankers expected in court on charges he sexually assaulted a hotel maid. do girls need toning sneakers? the jersey shore cast touchdown in the literal italy. that and much more ahead when we get started this morning right here on "today." >> i miss snooky. 60 degrees on tv hill. >> i will give you some tissues. we will come back and check on the weather and traffic together before you head out to start your day.
>> there is a problem on westbound number parkway. there is a downed tree. " sprint is a much better that -- cold spring is a better b eet. fire activity at dulaney valley. we're attracting a problem westbound on 50. this is the topside at delaney valley. no sign of any significant delays. >> so far so good today. this afternoon, we of a chance