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>> a bit of autumn chill in the air. [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. thank you for joining us this morning. >> we had a beautiful weekend. >> there is some cloud cover and there could be some sprinkles. will not be as perfect as was yesterday. if you look on the left-hand side of your screen -- switch over to the doppler. you can see some showers out of the mountains. they will fall apart. the further west you are from baltimore, the better chance you will see some sprinkles. we have a chance for some sprinkles, 20%. otherwise, a nice day. high temperature around 72 with a mix of clouds and sunshine. coming up, we'll check the
forecast going into the week and the weekend. >> starting off with an accident westbound 50 at the severn river bridge. it is westbound 50 at the severn river bridge. two left lanes are closed. watch for delays at essex because of an accident. another at highland and o'donnell street. another north avenue and mount royal. have an accident at 136 in bel air. 95 south through howard county, construction still in place overnight. delays are still in place. 95 south road harford county. this is traffic -- 57 miles per hour. 56 on the west side. this is 95.
so far so good in howard county. delays in harford county coming down to the construction zone. this is 50 at the severn river bridge. this is it westbound accident. two left lanes closed on the bridge. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> state lawmakers will meet in annapolis for a special session of the general assembly. >> kim dacey joins us live with more on that. good morning. >> the new map that they came up with was not well received by either party. the governor plans to introduce a tweaked version by the start of the session this afternoon. a special session of the maryland general assembly will convene this afternoon. on the agenda -- redistricting maps. they are being redrawn to reflect population shifts and changes based on the 2010 census, and will determine the state's representation in washington for the next decade. the map proposed by the
governor's redistricting committee isn't getting good feedback from either side. the proposal takes aim at republican roscoe bartlett's sixth district, making it more difficult for him to get re- elected by taking a chunk out of frederick county and replacing it with a portion of the democratic-leaning montgomery county. but democrats don't like it, either. representative donna edwards believes it dilutes minority voting power by splitting black, asian, and hispanic communities in montgomery county into three districts. because congressman dutch ruppersberger sits on the house intelligence committee, his second district is being drawn to include both aberdeen proving ground and fort meade. if the new map is adopted, congressman elijah cummings' seat could become one of the strongest african-american districts in the country. but the first district, occupied by republican andy harris, is largely left intact. overall, maryland republicans consider the proposal gerrymandering, and several republican senators and delegates have come up with their own maps. state house leaders say all of the redistricting proposals
will get full hearings. the first will start today at 1:00 in the afternoon. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. an overnight shooting in east baltimore is the latest in a string of violent crimes over the weekend. the most recent shooting was it harford road. the unidentified victim was suffering from serious injuries. >> a similar surge in northeast baltimore after a man was shot in the stomach. this happened on sunday evening on homestead street. it is unclear who is responsible for shooting three people in the turner station neighborhood in dundalk. some sort of argument broke out on main street. somebody drove up and open fire on the crowd. three people were hit. neighbors say they are tired of
the violent. >> very upsetting. very upsetting. it is a lot of kids on the block. >> there are a lot of kids playing. a drive by shooting. the bullet has no name on it. >> police want to know how the body of a woman and up in a dumpster. the gruesome discovery was made early sunday morning. police have labeled the case suspicious. >> a family continues their desperate search for a missing teenage boy. ryan jackson was last seen on wednesday in lansdowne. authorities say police were called to that same location saturday night to investigate a suspicious condition. >> we cannot pinpoint exactly what happened to him but we know something is wrong. he would have been calling his cell phone for the past three days and rolls over to the answering machine.
>> police have not announced what connection the saturday investigation may have into the case. no sign of a 11-year-old william mcquain. police went through two area parks after receiving a tip the boy's body might be there. his mother's body was found in her germantown home. ackpresident obama gets bo the road today. his goal is to get people behind each piece of this jobs bill. kate amara has more. a did not work, w some now is on to plan b. president obama hits the road to make his case. with the unemployment rate stuck at 9.1%, congress needs to take action on every item in his
$447 billion jobs bill. >> i am urging members of congress to vote on putting hundreds of thousands of teachers back in the classroom, cops back on the streets, and firefighters back on the job. >> in this three-day, campaign- style swing through north carolina and virginia, the president will push for key proposals in the bill, which was blocked by senate republicans last week. >> let's work together. stop the all-or-nothing approach. we're not going to be for tax increases on small businesses. he knows that. >> in addition to washington politics, analysts say for president obama, this road trip is also about retail politics, shoring up support in two battleground states he won in 2008, and needs in 2012. >> it is time the president came off the campaign trail, sat down, and negotiated and talked with us and see areas of common ground. >> the white house insists the president is focused on the economy, not the election. and along with democratic allies, intends to fight for his jobs plan piece by piece.
>> we need jobs now. that's what the american people are clamoring for. >> watch for the president to highlight components of his plan to keep public employees on the job and rebuild the nation's infrastructure. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> on to the ravens. for the first three quarters, and look like the offense didn't return from their bye week. most of the points came courtesy of billy cundiff's foot. in the final 20 minutes, the offense seemed to click on all cylinders. a big touchdown by ricky williams. the ravens now move on to 4-1 with the win over the houston texans.
keith mills left more highlights and a game reaction -- if mills will have more highlights and game reaction -- keith mills. >> some people treat their etimals to patmos si massage. that looks like it feels pretty good. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what is the most extravagant thing you have done for your pet? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. how about you? >> i have been known to buy something nice for him to eat during the holidays. >> we do stockings for the dogs in the cat, but not the hermit
crab. >> what do you buy a crab? 60 degrees on tv hill. word about the ipad 3 is about to come out sooner than thought. >> a brutal assault. >> president obama pays tribute to a hero. >> we are live outside of bars. we have dogs dressed in their halloween best. halloween best. of- we're live outside
>> good morning. we're back with that live look from the skycam. 66 for now and the sun will not be coming up until another hour. we're live at barcs and a big event this saturday. this is happening at patterson park near the pagoda. you have a hero with you this morning. >> this is hugo. he is an american pit bull and he will be available for adoption. he is excited to show off his firefighter costume. >> he's so cute. this is a halloween theme.
you will have a calling contest -- halloween contest. >> he does love to be held. he is a pit bull terrier mix and he is available for barcs for adoption. >> what are the difference categories? >> best halloween costume, and most creative. >> we will talk about the big events in the future. hd doppler is showing some showers off towards western maryland. some could move into the western suburbs. the dry start to the day. tony has more on the forecast. aren't these guys queucute?
>> slim, what is he supposed to be? >> he is superman. i think he is embarrassed. >> thank you, ava. barcs does a great job and that is for a great cause. it was a beautiful weekend. things will change kilobit today. we have a cold front coming out of the mountains -- things will change a little bit today. this is not a big deal. you can probably get by without your umbrella. there are a few sprinkles in the mountains. there will probably fall apart. it is unlikely most of you will see that rain. we have a chance, 20%, that you will see some sprinkles. there is a great deal of cloud cover.
as is front works its way south, you'll see more and more sunshine -- as this front works its way south. it will turn out to be a decent day. 60 at the airport. 53 in taneytown. cooler behind that front of the of the pennsylvania line. a mixture of sun and clouds. a slight chance for a sprinkle this morning. high temperature of 72. the wind, 10 to 15. partly cloudy skies tonight. sunset this evening is at 6:25. a chance for a shower to mark, 30%, as the front comes back as a warm front. the best chance for rain will be on wednesday -- a chance for a shower tomorrow. it will be chilly by the end of the week. high temperatures in the 50's. overnight lows may dip into the 30's thursday night and friday
night. we could end up with our first frost of the season. 6:16. >> good morning. we have some late clearing construction on 95 in harford county. this is the northbound side as they try to clear out the construction. heavy delays from mountain road -- approaching mountain road. watch for these delays. one lane is getting by. we switch over to the severn river bridge. an accident has now been cleared. all lanes are now open. we will point out some other problem spots. an accident at $0 street. another at mount royal. watch for those delays -- an accident at o'donnell street. an accident in bel air. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. a customer at a new york city
mcdonald's is recovering from severe injuries this morning, including a partially crushed skull. police say a man pulled a customer behind the counter. mcintosh is seen beating a woman with a metal rod that he grabbed from the kitchen. that is just brutal. just finish serving in manslaughter conviction. someone hacked into the page and replaced big bird with some explicit sex videos. there was no immediate response . no word on who was responsible. a picture perfect day for the martin luther king memorial dedication. president obama was on hand to
place a speech in a time capsule. the ceremony was delayed from august because of hurricane irene. >> you might have seen a website that advertises online auctions. those pennies can all cost bidders lot more money and often leave them empty handed. there is a warning about these sites. buyers are warned to check message boards. mcdonald's tv is coming for you. the postal unit is looking for advice. jane king has those stories and more in the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. can the postal service be saved? ron bloom.n eight
he was a former auto adviser to the white house. they're hoping their complete a strategy to help the postal service. if you love your apple of gadgets, the ipad 3 may be years sooner than you think. plans to build as many as 1 million ipad 3's. we wait for weekend sales numbers for the new iphone 4 la unch. the bloomberg maryland index getting a lift from gains for w.r. grace. big mac fans may soon get a taste of mcdonald's tv. service will show information on local schools, sports, and even movie previews. if you do not want to hear the tv program, there will be a so- called quiet zones in mcdonald's
>> good morning to you. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we have some late delays on northbound 95. this is the only construction that is gone. in harford county approaching mountain road, construction is still clearing. you're down to just one lane. that is the end result, a mess. take pulaski highway as your alternate. you concede those ramps coming off of them and we're starting to seek a delay as volume grows on the northwest corner. on the southwest side, we have an accident. one clearing at highland avenue and o'donnell straight. watch for delays northbound 95 it harford county. another problem in bel air at james run road. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. things will change a little bit
today. we have a front coming out of the mountains. you can see some sprinkles around frostburg. these are moving east but most likely they will fall apart. a slight chance for a shower this morning. a mixture of sun and clouds. overall, it will be a nice day. high temperature of 72. we have more substantial rain in the seven-day forecast. here is keith mills with sports. >> good news, good win. ray rice said it was exactly what the ravens needed. to be tested in the fourth quarter and to find a way to win. the ravens have a well earned winter in began with a 97-yard touchdown. houston came to play.
good quarterback, matt schaub. touchdown. but the ravens score the final 16 points of the game. watch ray rice state farm daniel manning. -- watch ray rice stiff arm daniel manning. ray rice talked about the satisfying ravens win. >> the greatest feeling for me it was to seek ricky williams get a touchdown. i learned so much from him. i wanted to see him get his motor game. we're going to need ricky williams. >> ravens and jacksonville a week from tonight. a horrible tragedy, a crash that took the life of dan wheldon.
it happened yesterday in las vegas. 11 laps into the race. dan wheldon, the number 77 car. goes airborne. that is unbelievable. he was airlifted to the las vegas medical center where he died. the first since paul dana to be killed. he is the father of two children. that is a horrible story. the world series is set. the cardinals joined the texas rangers. the cardinals eliminated the milwaukee brewers. month derby -- home run derby. it is one of three st. louis home runs. five for the game.
albert pujols rips it. 12-6, the cardinals win. they will host game 1 of the world series. buck showalter join me on the ravens pre-game show and said the process is begun to find a replacement for in the macphail. -- andy macphail. some >> baltimore school students might be looking for a new school. >> the new redistricting map is at the top of the agenda for a special session. i will have that story coming up. >> police crackdown on the occupied wall street protesters across the country. >> we're live outside of barcs and we're getting ready for a and we're getting ready for a
week'? >> today it will be relatively mild. we have a chance for a sprinkle during the drive time, 20%. a mixture of sun and clouds. it will turn out to be fairly decent day with a high near 72. we will come back and check the seven-day forecast going into the weekend. >> back to work several months earlier for legislators in annapolis. >> they will talk about redistricting. kim dacey has details. >> the new map they came up with was not well received by either party. the governor plans to introduce a tweet version by the start of the session this afternoon -- plans to introduce a tweaked version. a special session of the maryland general assembly will convene this afternoon. on the agenda -- redistricting maps. they are being redrawn to reflect population shifts and
changes based on the 2010 census, and will determine the state's representation in washington for the next decade. the map proposed by the governor's redistricting committee isn't getting good feedback from either side. the proposal takes aim at republican roscoe bartlett's sixth district, making it more difficult for him to get re- elected by taking a chunk out of frederick county and replacing it with a portion of the democratic-leaning montgomery county. but democrats don't like it, either. representative donna edwards believes it dilutes minority voting power by splitting black, asian, and hispanic communities in montgomery county into three districts. because congressman dutch ruppersberger sits on the house intelligence committee, his second district is being drawn to include both aberdeen proving ground and fort meade. if the new map is adopted, congressman elijah cummings' seat could become one of the strongest african-american districts in the country. but the first district, occupied by republican andy harris, is largely left intact. overall, maryland republicans consider the proposal gerrymandering, and several republican senators and delegates have come up with their own maps. state house leaders say all of
the redistricting proposals will get full hearings. the first will start today at 1:00 in the afternoon. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you perry the ranks of the occupied baltimore movement got a boost this weekend. stephanie rawlings-blake assess the impact of demoting that began on wall street. >> my hope is that we will turn that frustration into action. the things they are concerned about -- taxes, budget deficit, opportunities for young people and jobs -- those are the things that we're working on. hopefully we will transform the protest into some partnerships. >> the mayor said so far of protest here have been peaceful. things did get a bit unruly in
new york. protesters could be heard chanting as police moved in. authorities said protesters were warned if they defied the curfew. 175 protesters were arrested. tomonstrator refuses dismantle their tent city. >> more than a dozen baltimore city schools are on the chopping block as dr. on the response of looks for ways to trim the fat in the budget. the plan will target underused schools. all the schools are expected to close by 2014. an official list of the schools has not been decided. it would need to be approved by the school board. congratulations go out to mill school teacher joshua parker as
be named maryland's teacher of the year. he teaches english and language arts. he now advances to the national teacher of the year competition. the winner for that will be announced next april. >> brave men and women have been added to a memorial. 17th loss to allies this past year. family members received a rose and a flag at a service held this weekend. funeral services will be held this morning for the late wife of ravens owner art modell. there was a moment of silence in her honor before the game. the funeral will be held at the basilica. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we're attracting some delays.
at least things are improving on northbound 95. we have some late clearing construction. the construction is no clear. you can now move freely on northbound 95. and james run road, we have an accident in the bel air area. a smooth ride with the exception of the delay on the west side. popple avenue, watch for an accident. -- paul keller avenue -- poplar avenue. a bit of a delay from white marsh. this is traffic in the area of old court road. we're going to find some delays down towards liberty. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we check in live with ava marie who has been joining us with some cute puppies and she is at barcs.
>> we are getting ready for barcstoberfest, is this saturday at patterson park. there will be all sorts of exciting things including a strut your mutt walk and a costume contest. all the pets will be dressed up. he is so cute. he is about 1 years old and he's so cute dressed as a witch. we do have a slight chance for some sprinkles this morning. a more substantial storm moving into tomorrow into wednesday. temperatures will drop down tremendously. they will bounce back into the weekend. 65 and sunshine. i know he will like that. you can donate to barcs on their website. t off my eyes."lf of my ey
the woman were dressed as cats as the plane sped up, turned, then dover. they walked on the wings and grasped the cables. they say dressing up as cats symbolizes their agility. >> in west virginia, they were going down, down, and down. a giant leap off the new river gorge bridge as part of a base jumping festival. one of the largest events in the world. the bridge's 807 6 feet above the water rapids of the river. bass is an acronym. i never knew that -- base is an acronym. >> that is on tony's bucket list.
>> still ahead, your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> we will be checking some delays around the area. an update is coming up. >> you guys think i play golf all the time. weather-wise, we do have some sprinkles in the forecast. a better chance for rain in the middle of the week. here's a look outside. 66 downtown. stay tuned. the weather is next. the weather is next.
harford road. the unidentified victim was found suffering from serious injuries. in baltimore county, it is not clear who was responsible for shooting and wounding three people in the turner station it neighborhood. yesterday afternoon, some sort of argument broke out on main street. that is when somebody drove up and opened fire on the crown. three people were hit with gunfire. you suffered how it is a dog's life? that is not the case for a number of pampered pets. people are treating their furry friends to massage therapy. the treatments did not come cheap. it can cost as much as $45 for a 30-minute session. >> that brings us to your
answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what is the most extravagant thing you have done for your pet? [laughter] >> i know what you mean. we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> time to check your morning commute. a few things to talk about. a disabled vehicle in the outer loop at 795. it is off to the side.
making an impact on your ride. see some delays down towards the beltway from owings mills. about 17 miles per hour approaching 795 down towards edmondson. watch for a crash at poplar avenue. right now we're not sure which direction that is. but we will pass that on to you when we find out. 50 at 450. this is the white marsh area. the backup developing towards the beltway northeast. this is traffic at old court. delays on the west side. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we check in live with ava marie joining us from barcs this morning. >> we are live and getting ready for barcstoberfest which is this saturday at patterson park. a big event for you guys. tell us about the event. >> this is our biggest fund-
raiser of the year. we have our strut your mutt walk. we race sponsors its. if you don't have a dog, it can sponsor a dog -- we have sponsorships. >> you have a costume contest. >> we have the best original, most original, dock and pat look-alike, best in show -- dog and pet look-alike. >> she is a pit bull terrier type dog. she seemed to get along with other dogs. >> what about this dog? >> this is nina. she also came in as a stray. we don't know much about her.
she loves belly rubs. >> let's check the weather. we do have some showers in the western part of the state. we could see sprinkles. not that bad of a day. not as sunny as we saw this weekend. we go back to tony in the weather center. >> i will be curious to see the baltimore hon section of the contest. dolls dressed up as hon.s >> the best is to match your dog up to you. i like that category. >> my dog and me are starting to look the same, our hair. >> same barber? >> it is cheaper that way.
that is a great event at barcs. a cold front coming out of the mountains right now will produce some cloud cover for us today and maybe a few sprinkles. this will not be as nice as yesterday. nothing happening around baltimore right now. you can see some sprinkles. most of it is falling apart. on the tail end of that loop, most of that activity has fallen apart and i expect that trend will continue. a chance for a sprinkle this morning. the further we go into the day, the further the front goes south of baltimore. a specimen this afternoon, we will get some sunshine. a wide range of temperatures. 60 at the airport. 53 in taneytown. 55 in frederick. a mixture of sun and clouds. 20% chance for a sprinkle this morning. not a bad day.
72 this afternoon. the wind shifted to the northwest after the front goes through. tonight, partly cloudy skies. temperatures drop back into the upper 40's and low 50's. the seven-day forecast looks like this. it will get chilly by the end of this week. a significant storm will roll through tuesday night and wednesday. after that, it should clear up. highs will be in the 50's at the end of the week. overnight lows will dip into the 30's. we could see our first frost of the season thursday night or friday night. in the short term, temperatures will be in the 70's. back to the news desk. >> new redistricting maps are on the agenda of a special session today. kim dacey joins us live in the studio with the details. could morning. >> the new map they can up with
was not well received by either party. the governor plans to introduce a tweaked plan. a special session of the maryland general assembly will convene this afternoon. on the agenda -- redistricting maps. they are being redrawn to reflect population shifts and changes based on the 2010 census, and will determine the state's representation in washington for the next decade. the map proposed by the committee isn't getting good feedback from either side. the proposals would get full hearings. the first will start today at 1:00 p.m. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. here is ann curry with a look at what is coming up next on the "today" show. >> good morning. the reigning in the 500 champion killed in a pileup at las vegas motor speedway. we will hear from his distraught friends and fellow drivers.
the parents of the missing baby in kansas city speak out in a new interview. the girl's mother now admits she was drunk the night her baby vanish. lost at sea? the mountain biker who walked away from this collision with an antelope will be joining us for an exclusive, live interview. all that we get started in addition to a big announcement here on a monday morning. >> 61 degrees on tv hill. >> we will come back and check the weather and traffic together before you head out to start your day. hey guys, what can i get for you?
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>> monday morning, back to the grind. >> we have a disabled vehicle on the west side. this is at 795. it is off to the side but it will impact your ride. we have a delay on southbound 795 coming down from owings mills. speeds around 14 miles per hour with the disabled vehicle is. speed slowing down on southbound 95 and a bit of a delay on the north side. another crash, 50 at 450. this is white marsh. there is the delay it. we switch over to the west side where we're looking at delays as well. >> are you glad you're here?
>> one good thing about which met at 2:30 in the morning. we have a 20% chance for a sprinkle this morning. a good chance for rain on wednesday. we might wind up with our first frost of the season either thursday night or friday night. >> cover at the tender of vegetation -- cover your tender vegetation. looking for more weather and traffic together? be sure to join us this morning for 11 news at 7:00 a.m. on wbal plus. >> you'll find more local news as well as up-to-date traffic and weather information. you can find it all on comcast channel 208, verizon fios 460, and 11-2. >> are we talking about gardens? >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> follow breaking news and weather any time at wbaltv.com, and stay connected with us on facebook and twitter.