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of baltimore county schools next year. we'll tell you why, straight ahead. >> chris christie takes himself out of the running. what it means for the rest of the gop race for president. i am kate amara in washington. >> amanda knox arrives home to a large group of well-wishers. which yet to say to reporters at. >> file and a forecast we can afford to -- what she had to say to reporters. -- finally a forecast we can't look forward to. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. >> i could hardly contain myself. it doesn't matter what the forecast actually is. >> you keep telling yourself that.
>> sunshine and warm temperatures. let's look at what is happening right now. it is a little cold. 52 at the airport. there could be a touch of fog in some neighborhoods. we will see sunshine all day long. high temperature expected around 74 degrees. this is about as nice as it gets this time of year. we'll come back and show you the seven-day forecast. >> perfect conditions to enjoy the new bridge. if you travel along 24 south, you can access 95 without stopping at this light at 924. the news for folks out of harford county. stay to the right and you should be just fine. speeds around 53 at providence. 56 on the west side. a smooth ride on the j.f.x. into town. one problem in pasadena.
south carolina avenue, we have a vehicle fire. 11 minutes of the outer loop northeast side. west side is about the same. south on 95 down towards 32, about 10 minutes. this is roots 24 and route 1 in harford county. -- this is route 24 and route 1. take 924 or 24 this morning with that new bridge. no promise on bel air road. outer loop traffic in great shape down. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> could dr. joe hairston be ready to move on? >> some say yes. we asked him in an exclusive interview. jennifer franciotti is live with what he had to say. good morning. >> he still has about nine months left on his current contract. there is uncertainty about his
future with the school district. he began his tenure in baltimore county back in 2000. he had a blueprint for progress. it included specific goals for the district achievement including increased college enrollment and retaining quality teachers and close it in minority achievement gap. multiple sources say he will not stay on as superintendent after his current contract expires on june 30 of next year. he has denied any decisions have been made about his contract or his future with the district. >> right now this is business as usual for joe hairston. at the appropriate time, we will certainly make some further comments. but right now, i've taken a move on to get the job done. >> he did say at the appropriate time. many are wondering if that time will be next week at the next school board meeting which is october 11. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news.
>> the search is not in harford county for a man accused of shooting two men. police said this shooting happened yesterday on a revenge for an earlier robbery earlier that day. anyone with information should call the harford county sheriff's office. >> the search is on for a group of police impersonators who robbed a south is baltimore home. police say this happened on monday night around 10:00 p.m. on lehigh street. suspect pinned the homeowner against the wall and stole $8,000 in cash and then fled the scene. >> people are finding this is an effective way to prey on people's trust and they are using them to rob them. >> this is the fifth incident of
a home invasion since june. investigators have not ruled out a link between them. the victims have all been hispanic men. >> gary stokes remains in jail this morning. he is charged with attempted murder in connection with the shooting that forced the lockdown of the cells security administration headquarters on monday. >> protesters taking part in the occupied wall street movement spent the night at the inner harbor appeared pure holding a silent protest calling for big business to pay their fair share to rebuild the economy. >> we have plenty of money to give way to developers. we have no money to give to the residence. if you're a resident, you have a stake in the city. otherwise, the outsiders are the ones who are getting all the money. >> as a person who was worked in
the sun come we're tired of the same thing. we're tired of baltimore city saying they didn't have money for parks. they can spend on whatever they want. >> other protests are being held across the country. organizers are calling for college students to walk out of class today to protest. >> amanda knox is waking up this morning in her seattle home. she was greeted by cheers and applause. >> i am overwhelmed right now. i was looking down from the airplane and it did not look real. >> is belong four years -- it has been a long four years. could not have made it without your support. >> the prosecutors in italy say they plan to appeal the ruling,
overturning knox's murder conviction. servinguspect is still a term in the murder of meredith kercher. >> new jersey governor chris christie says he will not run for the white house in 2012. kate amara has a look at how the decision was shaped the rest of the raised. >> good morning. he is not in the running but governor chris christie may still play a role in steering this race. >> in the end, what i've always felt was the right decision remains the right decision today. now is not my time. >> after a surge of speculation and pressure from republican donors and voters, new jersey governor chris christie announced he would not be running for president. >> it is pretty hard to get into this particular race at this time. after all, we're talking about -- the first primary election is
in january. >> with christie out, the gop presidential contest remains focused on the front-runners, mitt romney and rick perry in a primary battle to take on president obama in the general election. >> anyone who's in the race now, as gracious as they sound about christie not getting in, is definite heaving a big sigh of relief. >> both the perry and romney camps now begin to scramble for christie donors and christie's endorsement. >> we have not seen the last of chris christie. >> the new jersey governor could just become a 2012 kingmaker. >> he has a bright future. he is an extremely charismatic politician who connects with people. i don't think we have heard the last of him on a national stage. >> whoever ultimately wins the nomination, governor christie says he is not seeking the job of vice president. in washington, i am kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> an apology from hank williams jr. regarding his comments comparing president
obama to adolf hitler. williams likened the president's golfing outing with john boehner to hitler golfing with benjamin netanyahu. williams wrote that emotions got the better of him and apologize if he offended anyone. espn pulled his introduction to "monday night football." that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think about hank williams jr.'s comments about the president on fox news? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to email@example.com. >> 6;09. damaged by the earthquake -- a decision of when the national cathedral will reopen. >> traffic comes to a halt in arizona. caused the crash is that is more spectacular. we will explain. >> we're here live at the bottom
beer weekend and oktoberfest. the food is just as enticing. i have a great with mae. >> have some fantastic brats and some onions and so delicious. just for you, for ava. >> thank you. >> we will have all kinds of bratwurst -- all the wursts. all the german foods you are used to that you love if you're a german. and we love pit beef and a funnel cakes. >> and of course the beer. >> we have to have the beer. is happening this weekend. you can still pretty today's the
last day to get advance tickets online. you can get advance tickets. tickets will be available at the door. >> it is happening this saturday at the time went fairgrounds -- the timonium fairgrounds. we have clear skies and pleasant weather to start out the day. will be warming things up. we go back to tony in the weather center. have the cookies and the brats and the beer. >> asked him the best directors beer -- ask him the best breakfast beer. >> it will be beautiful weather . a big area of high pressure is in control now. the storm is pushing off the newfoundland coast. we'll get some sunshine all the
way through the weekend -- the storm is pushing up the new england coast. now we turn our attention back to the west. we have some rains in the desert southwest. that is great news for the folks in texas. they need the rain. it will take a long time for that moisture to move its way across the country. it will state dry through the beginning of next week. right now the skies are clear. it may be some patchy fog. i don't think it will be as big a deal as yesterday. 52 at the airport. 50 right now in jarrettsville. lots of sunshine today. about as nice as it gets this time of year. it northwest wind at 10 to 15 miles per hour. tonight, clear skies. chilly but nothing unusual for this time of year. we will drop into the 40's. high pressure will be off to our
west tomorrow. the wind was shift to the north tomorrow. it will be a couple of degrees cooler tomorrow. but still very nice. our wind will turn to the south. temperatures would jump over the weekend. maybe of close to 80 by the end of the weekend. upper 60's and low 70's on thursday and friday. around 80 on sunday. it's a state dry to the beginning of next week. that is the seven-day forecast. 6:16. >> kind of busy in the past few minutes. reports of two minutes. one on southbound 95 just past the beltway. 10 miles per hour. southbound 795 at 140, have police activity. south on 95 at 32.
reports of a vehicle fire. reports of an accident on southbound 295. in pasadena, south carolina avenue, watch for a vehicle fire. the new bridge in harford county is open. through 24. you can take that over the bridge to 95. states the right for tollgate road. things are starting to back up on the northwest corner of the beltway at old court road. -- stay to the right for tollgate road. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. a texas man is waking up a free man after spending 25 years in prison for a crime he apparently did not commit. his conviction was overturned after new evidence suggested another man beat his wife to
death. he could receive up to $2 million in compensation for the 25 years he spent behind bars. one person is dead after blinding dust from caused a series of car pileups. than 30 vehicles were involved. a portion of the interstate was closed backing up traffic as far as 6 miles. some big events mark the opening of the national cathedral. spires were force buyerour damaged. there will be a week of special events when it reopens. >> an important reminder for parents about anchoring televisions and furniture. there were tortured 45 tip-over -- were 245 tip-over-related
deaths. the 22,000 children are treated in hospitals because of these tip over incidents. sprint nextel has committed to buy more than 30 million iphones over the next four years. sprint is the third largest carrier and has been losing subscribers due to the lack of an iphone offering. carnival is making big changes for its cruise ships. jane king has more in the bloomberg business report. >> do not let it the book -- if he did not like bank of america credit-card fees then close your account. that's what some are proposing. a new bill to bar banks from opposing fees on people who
close their accounts. bank of america is the largest lender in the baltimore area in terms of deposits. consumers may soon see a lower prices on things -- from gasoline to baked goods and suites weets. investors getting figures on the service industry. that could cover everything non- manufacturing. we did have a late date rally in the final hour yesterday and it was all about your. how to recapitalize the region's banks. the bloomberg maryland index charging higher on earnings for black and decker and under armour. level will invest five other million dollars across its entire fleet and that includes hiring george lopez to lack says a consultant for comedic talent and revamping their
hamburgers. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 51 degrees on tv hill. a pair of accidents on 95 impacting your morning commute. >> the yankees break out the big bats and some spectacular and other. if mills will have highlights. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. -- keith mills will have highlights.
>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. getting busy in a couple of spots. we have an accident on 95 southbound just past the beltway. eight miles per hour in that area. an accident southbound 795 as you approach the beltway. another problem for the north on 795 in the southbound direction near 140. up on 95 at 32, down to 29 miles per hour because of a vehicle fire. southbound 295, watch for another crash. a handful of problems impacting your ride this morning. some delays forming of the northwest corner coming off those ramps from southbound 795 just prior to the beltway. 95 at white marsh showed a bit of a delight when to get further
south with the action just past the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> at least the weather is nice and quiet. we have clear skies. 52 at the airport. 48 in taneytown. a gorgeous day on tap. sunshine all day long. high temperature around 74 degrees. you like the seven-day forecast. here is keith mills. >> thank you. good morning. we begin with major league baseball. yankees and detroit will be going to a fifth game. the yankees beat the tigers last night. derrick jeter in the middle of it. -- derek jeter. austin jackson cannot run it down. he beats the relay.
as granderson -- curtis granderson. watch this. he was a member of the tigers team that won the 2006 world series. the yanks busted open in the eighth. 10-1, yankees win. texas rangers eliminate the tampa bay rays on a beautiful afternoon in tampa bay. not good for the pitching staff. ian kinsler in the first. just like that, the rangers take control 1-0. adrian beltre hit three home runs. the seventh player to hit three in one game. the rays keep coming. try to come back.
jennings grounds end to end it. the phillies beat st. louis. is on stays alive and beats milwaukee -- arizona stays alive. another player of the week award. derrick johnson named this week's defensive player of the week. this fumble recovery for a touchdown against the jets part of its outstanding game. he joins terrell suggs and ray lewis as winners of the war. the ravens in quarter weeks have owon three the wars. we'll watch houston lose to oakland. ben huston comes here next week. that is what is supposed to happen. >> 6:27. 51 degrees on tv hill. the party is over for customers
at the fells point bar. their liquor license has been suspended. >> word is that joe hairston could be thinking about moving on. i'm a jennifer franciotti. details are next. >> another nobel prize for johns hopkins and the work that earned him a prized. >> a handful of accidents impacting major roadways. an accident on 795.
>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. a great morning for national walk to school de. >> a great morning. it is not as cold as it was yesterday. we will see a lot of sunshine today. high temperature around 74 this afternoon. this is about as nice as it gets this afternoon. i think you'll like the seven- day forecast coming up about five minutes. >> the questions about the future of dr. joe hairston.
>> there is word that this year may be his last. jennifer franciotti is live with exclusive reaction. >> if he is leaving, he is not leaving any time soon. he has about nine months left on his current contract. there is some uncertainty about the future of joe hairston as the head of the baltimore county school system. dr. joe hairston was selected superintendent of baltimore county public schools in the year 2000. his blueprint for progress included very specific goals for the district's achievement, including increased college enrollment, recruiting and retaining quality teachers, and closing a minority achievement gap. this past august as hairston began his 12th year with the district, he told 11 news that student performance had increased consistently during his tenure. >> no one is perfect. there is no perfect school system in america. but if there's a school system that is committed to do all that they can do for its children, you'll see it here in
baltimore county. >> the district has continually scored high marks and won awards for student achievement and spent millions of dollars for the construction of new schools. but on the flip side, hairston took a lot of heat from teachers for the controversial aim initially, meant as a way for teachers to chart student progress. teachers complained that the paperwork was enormous and an unfair way to measure performance. now multiple sources tell 11 news that hairston will not stay on as superintendant after his current contract expires on june 30 of next year. >> we'll have until february to really talk about that. >> hairston denied that any decisions have been made about his contract or his future with the district and told tim tooten that he likely would not discuss his plans for several months. >> right now this is business as usual for joe hairston. at the appropriate time, we will certainly make some further comments. but right now, i've taken a move on to get the job done. >> the next school board
meeting is october 11. some are speculating that he may make some comments then. we'll have to wait and see. >> residents in the upper fells point said they will sleep easier now that a nuisance bar has lost its liquor license. race series of complaints. police were called to the bar nearly 100 times in 86-month span -- in a six-month span. >> a family is picking up the pieces after a fire did extensive damage to their home. the fire started on tuesday morning. most of the damage was confined to the front entrance. a cigarette is being blamed for starting the blaze. >> cadaver dog have joined the
search for a maryland woman missing in aruba. they're focusing on the southeastern part of the island. gary giordano is still behind bars this morning. he denies any wrongdoing. >> a former employee of the national archives has pleaded guilty to stealing recordings of historical figures. leslie waffen admitted to taking 955 recordings including one of baseball legend babe ruth. could serve 10 years -- could serve 10 years. >> a professor is waking up a happy man after winning the nobel prize for physics. adam riess was awarded the nobel prize. he is a scientist and he shares the prize with another after a
physicist in california. >> this has been an incredible day so far. an incredible 15-year ride in this era of cosmology. >> he will see a diploma and share a cash award of nearly $1.5 million. congratulations. >> crews will collect bags of leaves drop off in front of homes at scheduled pickups. as many as 20 bags can be picked up at each address. you can call 311 for service. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. not pretty. accidents on several of the major roadways.
5 miles per hour from approaching white marsh down to the accident scene. the left lane is taken up by the crash. southbound 795 as you approach the beltway, another accident. south on 95 through howard county at 32, we have a vehicle fire. down to 37 miles per hour. heavy delays on 295 because of another accident. this is 295. southbound traffic is not moving heading down towards 32. this is the white marsh area. looking a little better. the action to be off to the side. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now get the latest from ava marie. she is talking beer and is not even 7:00 a.m. >> we have beer and breakfast. we are talking about the beer
festival happening this saturday at the time million fairgrounds from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. -- this is the best of the wurst. that will be coming up. let's check the seven-day forecast. we expect it to be warm on saturday and in the 70's. this'll be a warm weekend. we could be near 80 degrees on sunday. near 70 each and every day. today looks beautiful, 74 with plenty of sunshine. we're all dying to get a taste of this good weather and the taste of this bratwurst. >> you are teasing us this morning, ava. [laughter] >> that is a mouthful. >> that does look good.
51 degrees on tv hill. a michigan girl will of members of her home, like no other. the special honors that made that night special. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think about hank williams jr.'s comments about the president on fox news? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
on the steps. these are real lions in front of all in california. they stay there for about 15 minutes before officers chased them back to the woods. veteran said these are the biggest mountain lions she has ever seen. >> a special night for homecoming. she won the homecoming football game. she was named the homecoming queen. she is the football team's place kocicker. is known for her --she is known for feet as well as her looks. >> 51 degrees on tv hill. still have come out your answers to our water cooler question to the day. >> another accident on 295, and
>> welcome back. 6:44. research is on for a man accused of shooting two other men. there was a shooting yesterday afternoon. there was a robbery earlier that day. anyone with information should call it harford county sheriff's office. it has happened again. the search is on for a group of people impersonating police
officers who robbed a home. this latest incident happened monday night around 10:00 p.m. on lehigh street. after being allowed into the home, the suspects in the homeowner against the wall and then fled the scene. this is the fifth incident of a home invasion by police impersonators in the city since june. hank williams jr. is apologizing for comments made earlier this week describing president obama as hitler and the enemy. he likened the golfing outing with john boehner to have a lot dolphin with benjamin netanyahu. he wrote an facebook that emotions got the better of him and he apologized if he offended anyone. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what do you think about hank williams jr.'s comments about the president on fox news?
going to agree with lee on this one. we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. it is busy. lots of accidents to talk about. 295 is the heavy spot. in the red all the way down to 32. southbound 95 at 32, we had a vehicle fire. it has been moved to the side. i would recommend that over 295
this morning. another problem at 195. two incidents to report on 295 south. on southbound 795 approaching the beltway, you are looking at an accident as well. the west side is filling up quickly in both lives. harford county, conowingo road, an overturned wcar. 295 and traffic is not moving. 95 is looking ill bit better at 175. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we check in with ava marie. oh, my goodness. to talk about that first. >> 0h, the things i do for morning television.
this is a whole weeklong event. a german week, 11 days straight. baltimore beer week. started this -- you started this. >> we kick off tomorrow. >> sounds like a lot of fun. loss about the star spangled banger. >> we walked out of florida avenue and visit some neighborhoods around town and take some photo opportunities with our star spangled bangor. this has maple and we have some oak wood. is was a tree on the eastern shore, the largest white maple in america. >> i like the sounds of that.
dear week is starting to market and runs 11 days but the oktoberfest is on saturday from 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. -- beer week is starting tomorrow. we are not talking about rain. that is good news. i did not want to hear it. [laughter] >> i think that's to be the new outfit. >> i think tom would look the best. >> that is true. right. are otherwise, a lot to talk about. today, we have nothing to talk about. that is what you want the weather people to say. the weather will be nice and quiet. the storm is filing pulling off the new england coast.
we'll get a nice string of sunday's -- the storm is finally pulling off the new england coast. we focus our attention to the southwest. this is great news for the folks in texas. they need anything they can get. heavy rain along the west coast. it will take a long time for that stuff to travel across the country. we should state dry to the middle of next week. we have clear skies. maybe a few clouds. there could be some patchy fog .an 48 in taneytown. mostly sunny skies today. this is about as nice as it gets this time of year. high temperatures around 71. a beautiful sunrise at 7:06. tonight, temperatures drop back into the 40 bodies. we do it again tomorrow.
this high pressure will give us another nice day. but the wind will be coming out of the north. it might be a few degrees cooler. temperatures would jump over the weekend. we will keep the sunshine all the way through monday and the temperatures would jump around a low. upper 60's at the we jump into the upper 70's on the tail end of the weekend. maybe near 80 by sunday. that is a good seven-day forecast. >> could this be the final year dr. joe hairston leads baltimore can schools? jennifer franciotti joins us with why there's speculation on his future. >> that is the word this morning. dr. hairston still has about nine months left on his current contract. there is uncertainty about his future with the baltimore county school district.
he began his tenure in baltimore county back in 2000. he had a blueprint for progress. it included specific goals for the district's achievement, including increased college enrollment, recruiting and retaining quality teachers, and closing a minority achievement gap. so far he is denying any decisions about his contract -- or bet his future with the district anytime soon. his contract expires june 30. he said at an appropriate time a comment will be made. many are wondering if that will be next week. there is speculation next week because there is a school board meeting and that will be october 11. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. here is matt lauer with a look at what is coming up next on the "today" show. >> good morning.
amanda knox arrives home to seattle and speaks out for the first time since having her murder conviction thrown out. we will hear from her. a helicopter crashes into the new york east river killing one woman and leading to a daring rescue of three others. we have a dramatic new video. some popular tv shows are teaching young girls to be mean- spirited and backstabbing. a couple attacked by black bear will explain how it happened and what they did to survive when we get started on wednesday morning. >> my goodness. 51 degrees on tv hill. >> we will come back and check the weather and traffic together before you head out to start your day.
>> not a pretty picture on 295. >> it is mess. have an excellent location in the south about location. those delays will stay in place for a while. 95 south approaching the beltway, we have an accident taking up the left lane. down to four miles proper and overturned vehicle on conowingo road at darlington. at a standstill in the southbound direction. the bridge in harford county --
>> try to compare that to my equinoxes party and it doesn't come close. >> no fighting. >> the traffic may be busy but the weather is quiet. this is about as nice as it gets this time of year. low 50's right now. 70 on thursday and friday. the wind will shift to the south over the weekend. it might be close to 80 on sunday. go outside and play. >> looking for more weather and traffic, be sure to join us this on wbal-t 7:00 p.ma.m. plus. >>/comcast 208 -- can find it on it208. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live