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thank you for joining us this morning. >> there is a chance for some sprinkles this morning. today will be windy with temperatures in the 60's. let's look at what is happening right now. 62 at the airport. the wind will be picking up as we go through today, gusting up to 30 miles per hour. there is a slight chance for some rain showers. high temperatures in the 60's. we'll come back and check the temperature going into the weekend. >> good morning. we're tracking a few things are ready. an accident on southbound 95 just past the white marsh area. we're waiting on confirmation. perring parkway, we have a disabled vehicle at joppa road. we are tracking a water main break at sacred heart. another problem that could cause
some delays. on eastbound 50, we have a problem, a disabled tractor- trailer. we will keep you posted on that. let's check outside. 95 at white marsh. southbound traffic. we're looking for a delay as a result of that accident. this is 95 for the south at the beltway northeast. southbound traffic, no sign of delay. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. a man is behind bars, and charged with sexually abusing two baltimore teenagers. officials believe there may be more victims. kim dacey joins us live from towson with more on the story. >> police say the suspect met one of the teenagers on facebook and another in an
online chat room. according to police, sukeforth told his victims that he was 17 in one case and 19 in another when he was actually 22. one of the victim's parents believed her child was engaged in sexual activity with an adult after she found suspicious messages. experts say she did the right thing. they encourage every parent to talk to their kids about the dangers. >> we are concerned that parents are aware who they are finding and educating their children about what to do if someone who is unfamiliar pops up on facebook and asks to friend them. >> sukeforth is in jail. police think the could be other victims. if you have any information,
you're asked to call baltimore county police. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a man who is convicted of abusing a minor one not go to prison for possessing child porn. he was sentenced to 10 years in prison yesterday. more than 600 files of child porn were found on his computer. they say he thought he had erased a that. there may be consideration of pursuing the death penalty. curtis lopez is suspected in the death of his stepson, william mcquain. his body was found in clarksburg. his mother was found stabbed to death in her germantown condo. >> officials have filed a lawsuit against current
hospital. the suit alleges it wrongly coated some patients for and malnutrition and then collected insurance money. the suit seeks $1.6 million for each false claim. efforts are underway to try to resolve the case. a colleague of ulysses currie took the witness stand yesterday. for shoppers food warehouse executives testified. one letter was about currie's possible employment with the company. he is accused of taking bribes from shoppers food warehouse in exchange for legislative favors. >> voters still not have found a republican that they prefer over president obama. kate amara is live to explain. >> good morning.
according to the new poll, there is no obvious winner in the gop race for president. despite a series of debates to help them decide, a new poll shows republicans remain divided over who they want to run for president next year. clear choice has yet to emerge. >> i have said time and again, obamacare is bad news. >> mitt romney is the candidate most republicans would like to see on the ballot. he holds on to the front runner status but has not pulled away from the pack. in second, herman cain. >> i am an american black conservative and abc, and i'm proud of it. >> 26% said it would like to see cain as their nominee. rick perry came in third.
>> senator, it thank you very much. >> preferred by 13% in this poll which was conducted before tuesday's debate in las vegas. rest of the field registered in the single digits. ron paul was topping that list. half of all adults surveyed said president obama should not be reelected. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a case of marriage discrimination in alabama. a lawsuit has been filed. it states that non-citizens of the u.s. must prove legal presence -- provide proof of legal residence. but a loss center said that is unconstitutional. they say marriage is the most constitutional right.
judges say they're not ready to talk yet. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. should a person be able to get married in alabama before becoming a u.s. citizen, or should documents be required? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to email@example.com. >> 5:07. another court appearance for lindsay lohan. more under probation hearing. >> we will all the latest from ohio on the escape of dozens of exotic animals. >> this is the beltway near old court road. so far so good. sarah organist up to date on traffic pu
66 degrees downtown. much cooler in the northwest suburbs. we have a front going through right now. we have some light rain in parts of harford and cecil canada. the front is on the left-hand part of your screen -- cecil county. 63 degrees in annapolis. the temperature will go down before goes back up this afternoon. we will see a high temperature in the 60's. we have a chance for a shower of the sporting. the big store will be the wind. >> all but one of the wild animals set free in ohio has not been accounted for. dozens of them have been killed. police say terry thompson unlocked his animal cages, setting free the animals before he killed himself. snggaal tigerrs gilt titl
and baboons. >> i know some amorites folks are going to go nuts over this. but the sheriff did the right thing -- and doesn't animal rights folks -- i know some animal rights folks are going to go nuts over this. >> equipment in the processing centers and jensen farms has tested positive for listeria. elopes in the field have been- -- cantaloupes in the field have been negative. >> actors lindsay lohan has posted bail. she was criticized by the judge. the judge admonish her for
violating the terms of reprobation over the past several years. she was handcuffed and taken into custody after the judge's ruling. her next court hearing was set for november 2. 5:11. 63 degrees on tv hill. inflation has some getting paid more. >> holiday shoppers are a dding extra named to the shoppers west -- themselves. >> on 95, we're tracking an accident and we will update you on that location. on that location.
>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning to you. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we're attracting a problem on southbound 95 just past the white marsh area. an accident off to the side. you may start to see some delays as police arrived on the scene and as volume picks up. perring parkway, watch for a disabled vehicle at joppa road. eastbound 50 at 97 on the ramp. you will find a disabled tractor-trailer and you may start to tap the breaks. 97 looking good north and southbound. we start in the white marsh area. no sign of any significant delays. the accident is off to the side past white marsh. this is 50 at sandy point.
no significant delays. everything flowing well to and from the eastern shore. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning to you. >> we are looking good on the marc trains right now. no delays to report on penn, camden, and brunswick lines. light rail on schedule. metro subway on time. we have a few bus diversions. the three and 11 buses diverting southbound at cathedral and monument. a diversion lauren. now back to tony pann. good morning. >> a big storm system stalled off to war west. it is stalled across the great lakes. you can see the swirl in the clouds. it is producing wind gusts on the backsides in chicago, 65
miles per hour yesterday. you can see how the temperatures drop off once you get to the other side of the mountains. 30's and 40's on the other side of the mountains. you can see the boundary is getting closer to us. 62 at the airport. 66 downtown. 50's on the other side of the front. it will be kind of a roller- coaster with the temperatures today. first they will go down and then they will go up. there is still some showers popping up. most of the rain is gone. in cecil county, you guys could seize a brief reign activity. the next big story is the winner. we had a 31 mile per hour gusts in annapolis. that will last through this evening. a mixture of sun and clouds. a windy day.
slight chance for a rain shower this morning as the front comes through. high temperatures will end up in the 60's. tonight, mostly clear. it will turn cooler. temperatures will drop back into the 40's. a mixture of sun and clouds. breezy and cool to mark with a high of 61. low to mid 60's over the weekend -- breezy and cool tomorrow with a high of 61. we could get our first frost of the season on saturday morning or sunday morning. >> senior citizens are getting a raise. people on social security will see a 3.6% increase. inflation has been very low in recent years. beneficiaries have not seen an
increase since 2009. shoppers plan to spend less on gifts and more on themselves this holiday season. the average person expects to spend $700 through christmas. that is down slightly from last year. about $40 of that will go to presence -- about $400 of that will go to presents. >> more americans expect to work even harder for holiday gifts this year. jane king joins us live with the bloomberg business report. good morning to you. >> bank of america and j.p. morgan chase pullback on home lending. wells fargo seized a huge window of opportunity. they are the biggest home lender in the nation. the lack of competitors may mean they can charge more for
mortgages. bankamerica has proposed a settlement with investors and that is hitting a speed bump. a celibate must be considered in federal court. the proposed settlement has been criticized as not being enough. the latest report on existing home sales for september. a spotlight on the greek debt problem. turmoil in the country continues. we did turned lower on europe's ongoing crisis. the nasdaq taking the biggest hit. the average american will spend just over $700 on holiday shopping this year. they plan to get a second job -- one in five plants to get a second job to pay for it. of americans expect to have
difficulties of 40 the holidays this year. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> president obama announced more plans to put military veterans back to work. >> he announced that yesterday on his final day of his bus tour. they need the help and i will have more details on the plan coming up in my next report. >> thank you. >> 5:21. 63 degrees on tv hill. there is a world renowned bubble artist. he is putting on a special show for kids. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. should a person be able to get married in alabama before becoming a u.s. citizen, or should documents be required? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> one man has turned bubble blowing into an art. >> he brought his show to baltimore yesterday and rob roblin was there. ♪ >> he is a world renowned bubble artist. over 600 children and their families impacted by autism got a special show. there's something about these bubbles floating through the air that is a fascinating. >> . exultation and excitement. >> there have been many shows
and you think, i don't know how much he is getting. but when he's in that bubble show, he gets every single minute. he gets the music, the lights, bobbles. >> there were bubbles of all shapes, colors, and all sizes. this is the kind of audience and he loves to entertain. >> it is an honor to do witit. i think that there's something different, something that makes people have become especially these children. i think it will remember. >> these special shows are a privileged to put on. >> we have a commitment to helping families impacted by autism, this is one more example. ♪ >> on broadway, the show is
called "the peace zillion bubble show -- "the gazillion bubble show." for these kids, this is something that will be remembered for a long time. >> that is so cool for them. >> i was put too much detergent in the washing machine. >> to much fun -- too much fun. >> baltimore county police believe there might be victims of a man who is accused of soliciting teenagers for sex on line. i am kim dacey with details. >> another vote on the president's jobs bill. now they're breaking it apart into pieces. peace number what makeup for a numberday -- ps numboneiecpiece
>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i am stan stovall. >> i am jennifer franciotti. >> it has been to states and account for the rain. -- it has been two days and counting for the rain. >> it will be 8 windy day today. most of the rain is gone. we have a front going through right now. 62 degrees right now at the airport. the temperatures will go down a bit before it goes back up. it will tip into the 50's and
shoot into the upper 60's this afternoon -- it will dip into the 50's. it to be a dry day it will be windy. we could have our first frost of the season. >> lots of leaves are down. it will be windy. >> you can say that again. >> hold on to your steering wheel. we have a problem southbound 95 just past white marsh boulevard. it is off to the side. not causing a big delays. coldspring at greenspring, an accident in the city. a water main break along sacred heart. perring parkway, that problem is clear. a disabled tractor-trailer on
the ramp to 97. the white marsh area. 95, they are searching for that accident. the trees are lovely at this hour. no delay in the white marsh area. 50 at sandy point checking out ok to and from the bay bridge. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a man is behind bars charged with seducing two teenagers. >> officials believe there may be more victims. kim dacey joins us live in towson with more on the story. >> police say the suspect net one of the teenagers on facebook and the other in an online chat room. this highlights the importance of parents knowing who their children are talking to online. >> social media is part of our life today. like any other tool, it can be
misused. >> that appears to be the case in the alleged seduction of two baltimore county teenagers. police say brandon sukeforth used a facebook profile to chat with one of the victims. according to police, sukeforth said he was 17 in one case and 19 in another, when he was 22 during the alleged sexual encounters. one of the parents of the teenagers believe her child was engaged in sexual contact. she contacted police. they encourage a report to chat with their kids about the dangers of talking to strangers on line. >> we are concerned that parents are aware of who they're friending and educate their children about what to do if someone who is unfamiliar pops up on facebook and asks to friend them. >> meanwhile, sukeforth is in
jail. police think it could be additional victims out there appear if you have any information, contact baltimore county police. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a stabbing said one man to the hospital and his girlfriend to jail. police say it will and stabbed her boyfriend around 11:00 p.m. tuesday night appeared the victim is expected to survive. the woman remains behind bars on $25,000 bail. question >> is continue over a bizarre case. two bodies found at the bottom of a trash chute. body of harsh kumar was found earlier last year. emily hauze was found this year. >> the first time the body was
discovered at the park charles apartments was on august 12 of last year. residents harsh kumar was found in a trash bin. medical examiner ruled he died of numerous injuries. police declared it an accident. 11 news spoke with his father this afternoon. he told us the family never believed that his son's death was accidental. he said it was hard for us to understand how it could have been an accident. we had no way to prove foul play. his father said he was shocked to hear about another death at the apartment building. 23-year-old emily hauze was found sunday morning. police say that they found no link between the cases. it resident invited as inside to
look at the trash chutes l located on each side of the building. >> it would not fall incited -- you would not fall inside it. >> kai reed reporting for wbal- tv 11 news. >> governor all mallick is expected to hold a ceremony today after the house of delegates passed his redistricting map. republican plus five democrats voted against the measure. the map keeps 70% of residents in their current districts. the bill now has to the senate for approval. >> we could see the first vote
on part of president obama's jobs plan. it would cost $35 billion and raise taxes on millionaires to pay for it. we get the latest from tracie potts on capitol hill. >> the senate may hold its first vote on president obama's plan to give states $35 billion to prevent layoffs of teachers and other public workers. he criticized the republican alternative. >> their air, the dirtier water, if your people on health care -- dirtier air. that is not a jobs plan. >> republicans say that is a temporary fix. >> there is nothing tempered about your house burned to the grant because your fire department cannot get a truck to you in time.
>> democrats would pay for this with a tax on millionaires. >> this is preposterous for the president to be running around on a bus saying we should raise taxes on the folks who create jobs. >> republicans have yet to propose a single idea on their own, a single idea on their own. the senate is likely to pass a payroll tax cut for workers and employers. businesses would save after payroll tax. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a case of marriage discrimination in alabama. it states non-citizens must provide proof of legal presence
in the u.s. in the form of develop immigration documents or passports. marriage is the most fundamental right. the lawsuit has been filed but is not been served and the judges say they're not ready to talk. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. should a person be able to get married in alabama before becoming a u.s. citizen, or should documents be required? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to email@example.com. >> 5:38. 63 degrees on tv hill. the new test doctors are using to test fetuses down syndrome. >> we are starting to see a delay i-95 out of the northeast. we will check
>> welcome back. 5:40. the temperature, 66 downtown. much cooler in the suburbs. we have a front going through right now. west of baltimore, it drops into the 50's. 54 in winchester, virginia. 62 at the airport. there is a slight chance for rain shower this morning. most of the one not see any rain at all. it will be a windy day. the temperatures will drop off into the 50's then jump back into the 60's. now to the news desk. >> babies born prematurely are often given steroids to
strengthen their lonungs. shirts studied 172 preemies - research- studied 172 preemies. >> a less invasive test for down's syndrome. it uses a blood sample taken from the mother. doctors currently test for down's syndrome during amniocentesis. >> the ravens have a chance to do something this season they are not been able to do since their super bowl season. >> we're live at valley view farm's this morning. we're helping you get ready for halloween by decorating pumpkins. >> lovely sight.
>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. there are a few problems we are tracking. we start on southbound 95. 37 miles per hour. an accident is off to the side. the activity is attracting attention. coldspring at greenspring, we have an accident in the city. a problem in reisterstown, some fire activity. sacred heart lane is closed because of a water main break. eastbound on 50, there is a disabled tractor-trailer. we will check some of our cameras beginning in white marsh. we're seeing a back up
intimately as to make your way down toward the beltway. this is wilkins avenue. starting to pick up in volume but so far so good in terms of delays. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> good morning. we have some delays on the marc trains. 505 and 511 running 20 minutes late. light rail on schedule. metro subway on time. the seven bus operating with a delay. a diversion at cathedral and monument. now back to tony pann. >> good morning. we have a bit of a change in the forecast and we will check the seven-day forecast in just a moment. but first we say to morning to ava marie. nice hat. >> i am playing a weather whici.
>> we're getting ready for a halloween and we will be gathering pumpkins. you can't paint them and add decorations. i'm seeing double this morning. i have carrie, and you are our pumpkin decorating expert. >> these are some pumpkins' i have made that have been painted. you take this and spread on top. -- you take this and spray it on top. these are angry birds. you are going to work on these ghosts. >> these are better not squash. -- these are butternut squash. >> i'm using -- you can buy these foam sheets.
they are easy for the kids to use. i made out little pieces. take them and i put them on with little nails. i will work on these. >> i will attempt to paint the ghosts. >> i use regular spray paint. this is red. this dries quickly. those i spray white. i'm told you're talented. >> we're expecting a few scattered showers across the day. there is a front in the area. we're going to head back to tony. i didn't do so well. that is a lot, east the door and a ghost -- that is a lot, hd
doppler and the coasghosts. >> jennifer franciotti things your hat looks like witch ravens hat. that is your halloween costume. you'll be a raven witch. or a witch raven. i loved painting and the pumpkins -- love painting the paintings. you can see the swirl in the clouds. we had wind gusts over 60 miles per hour in chicago. a cold front is being pushed in our neighborhood. temperatures in the 30's and 40's on the other side of the mountains. we could see some showers
developing along the front. you can see it on the local map. 60's around baltimore. 55 in westminster. 63 in annapolis. we have a chance you'll see a rain shower pop-up, 30%. most of it is in pennsylvania. there were some showers in cecil county. we have that slight chance this morning. the other big story is the wind. the wind is gusting close to 30 miles per hour. that will continue as we head into this afternoon. the wind will gust over 30 miles per hour. a mixture of sun and clouds. the temperatures will drop off into the 50's then jump back into the 60's this afternoon. tonight, mostly clear and cooler. temperatures will drop back into the 40's. to mark, 61 -- the mark, 61 for
the high temperature. we could see our first frost of the season. 62 on saturday. 64 on sunday. the next chance for rain on monday. back to the news desk. >> 53 degrees on tv hill. the same was cardinals have gained the upper hand in the world series. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. hope you had them.
>> good morning. advantage st. louis cardinal. they won game one of the world series last night. the team that won game 1 won the series. chris carpenter gets the start. lance berkman, a professional hitter. albert pujols, matt holliday score. that lead to not last long. mike napoli off carpenter. 2-2. in the sixth, alan credit pinch
hitting for carpenter -- allen craig pinch hitting for carter. it stays 3-2. the cardinals win game 1. game 26 is tonight -- game two is tonight. the ravens play on monday night. the play of this year's defense awn a similarity to thedr 2000 team. jarret johnson said rookies have to deal with the complex defense. >> we did not do anything different. you just know that you can take advantage of the package that you run in disguise and stuff like that.
the separate that experienced the other guys have seen. he is a first-round pick. he has a big arm. we do not want to let him get started. >> jarret johnson playing some good football. >> they did not sellout so it will not be very loud. thank you. back to the quorum for casey anthony's lawyers -- back to the court room. >> change in a campaign is making some kids think twice about buckling up. >> a which comes true for a girl confined to a wheelchair. >> breezy and cool conditions as we head into the weekend. >> we will check on a second accident on 95 out of the northeast. details are coming up.
>> two teenagers were allegedly sexually assaulted on line by an adult. >> the race is on, but nobody is winning. i am kate amara in washington with a new snapshot of the republican presidential contest. >> was some alabama judges are being accused of denying undocumented immigrants the right to marry. >> we're in freight breezy thursday. -- we'