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ravens offense was a no show. hear what the coach had to say about it. >> clear skies and cool temperatures this morning. [capy 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. >> i hope to have some good weather news after the game last night. >> weather-wise, it will be nice this afternoon. plenty of sunshine in the picture. a chilly start. this is the end of october. 48 at the airport. a touch of fog in some neighborhoods. that should burn off pretty quickly. mostly sunny and pleasant. high temperature in the upper 60's. that is above average for this time of year.
things will change by the end of the week. first we say good morning to sarah. >> we're tracking a few palms, one impacting a major road on the beltway. an accident near the j.f.x. -- we're tracking a few problems. the j.f.x. looks good into town. dorsey road and aviation, we're checking on an accident. 63 on the north side and bel air road. moving well over towards the west side. you may find some delays over towards the j.f.x. with that accident. we start near greenspring. we're watching to see if any delays start to form. we will monitor that shot for you. 95 out of white marsh, a building in volume. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. it went for parents in harford county after the attempted
abduction of a boy. >> it happened while the boy was walking to a bus stop in abington. kim dacey has the details. >> the harford county sheriff's office said the incident happened in abingdon around 6:30 yesterday morning. the 14-year-old student said he was walking to a bus stop near st. clair drive and cardinal way when a person in a black van pulled up next to him and said he would hurt the teen if he didn't get into the van. the boy ran home, and his parents called police. the suspect is believed to be a man. the vehicle is described as a commercial-type work van with black bumpers and tinted windows. several neighbors report seeing a similar van in the area over the weekend. parents are shaken up by the incident. >> there is a lot of woods around the area, there's a lot of kids in the neighborhood. so knowing that the guy has not been caught yet is a big concern for us. >> the van is unique in description. it had no rear windows, and it
had no windows on the driver's side in the passenger section. >> if you have seen the van or have any information, contact the harford county sheriff's office. that number -- 410-836-5429. reporting live in the newsroom, kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a busy overnight for a rescue crews after a man falls into the inner harbor. it happened near east pratt street just after 2:30 this morning. crews managed to pull the man out of the water. he is said to be in stable condition. police all looking for a suspect in the beating death of a woman. her son discovered her body when he returned home just before 5:00 p.m. yesterday. she died of blunt force trauma. no word as to her identity or a
possible motive. >> the i team has received the confession of a man accused of pulling the trigger in a murder for hire scheme. prosecutors try walter bishop in the murder of william porter. in the tape, he recounts his actions and reasons for allegedly committing the crime. >> i walked in the store. i walked into the store and propped open this much. i opened it and i should have ran out like that was going to. i came around the corner and closed my eyes. then i squeezed the trigger. missed.that i he was -- he was not a good man.
>> defense attorneys are trying to have the tape thrown out. defense attorneys for ulysses currie will continue to call character witnesses today as the perpetrator client as pleasant but not need to be guilty of extortion. hed for brown pvouc currie's character. the senator is accused of taking payments in exchange for political favors. >> president obama is in the middle of a western road trip. he hits hollywood today. kate amara has more on the story. >> the president is in california to raise money and to tape an appearance on "the tonight show."
>> i am not going to wait for it. we can't just wait for congress. but we can't wait for that action. >> president obama using his western road trip to test out a new slogan. >> we can't wait for an increasingly dysfunctional congress to do its job. where they won't act, i will. >> in nevada monday, the president announced a new initiative to help struggling homeowners with refinancing. his next big reveal -- another executive action aimed at student loans. >> we're going to be announcing these executive actions on a regular basis. >> with his jobs bill stalled in congress, in order to jump- start the economy, the president says he's taking matters into his own hands. republicans claim this trip is just another re-election campaign swing. >> for each new campaign office president obama opened, there are over 15,000 new foreclosures. >> some analysts warned the president should be careful when using executive authority to sidestep lawmakers. >> the obvious response is to bounce off the wall like robbie
the robot and move off in a different direction, and the president does have substantial executive authority. how substantial, we will find out. >> the president headlined two star-studded fund-raisers last night which included celebrities like will smith, eva longoria, and antonio banderas. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. a federal judge is balking at florida's attempts to screen welfare recipients. this required any applicants to take a drug test before receiving any benefits. the judge called the law unconstitutional. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think states should be allowed to screen welfare recipients for drug use in order to receive benefits? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to email@example.com.
>> lots of sad and bewildered ravens fans this morning after the team showed a unique ability to play down to their competition. the defense managed to keep the jaguars score into a handful of fields, joe flacco and the offense were absent for most of the game. they did not earn a first haldon until the end of the third quarter. it was too little too late. the ravens fall to 4-2 on the season. keith mills left reaction from coach john harbaugh. he did not like what he saw. >> 50 degrees on tv hill. this weekend would be a good weekend to buy a new car. >> the first frightening
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40's and some 30's in the suburbs. we're live at the zoo and talking about zoo-boo, a great event for the entire family. we have a new friend with us. >> this is one of our animal ambassadors. we encourage people to come in their costumes. penguins come dressed in costume. we do have this year a constant contest twice a day. you can register by 11:15. this is friday, saturday, and sunday. we have things for the kids like face paint and games they can do. zoo-boo is free with the price of admission. if you come into the zoo, it is here are ready. you don't have to pay extra. you can see what a great value the zoo is.
you can get your tickets online so you don't have to wait in line once you get your. >> you can see great animals. all of them will have some kind of a pumpkin yves van. we have high pressure in control and clear skies. there are some showers near new england and showers near the great lakes. a storm system will be heading our way. i hear that the penguins get little pumpkin is to play with and they throw them in the water. >> they throw them in the water and jump around with them? >> they play with the small pumpkins. >> they float. the penguins love the water. thank you, ava. we'll start out in the tropics. this is kind of interesting. a category-two hurricane on the
maps. this is not unusual to levitt hurricane out there. sustained winds of 100 miles per hour. this is rina. so hung up towards the cancun tomorrow. -- this is not unusual to have a hurricane out there. this may drift into the southern part of the gulf of mexico. at home, nothing going on. 48 at the airport. 45 in rising sun. we have mostly clear skies. we have a friend go through last night. that from is what off the coast now. this nice area of high pressure is in control. there is going to be nothing going on for the next 48 hours. lots of activity up to our north and west. some rain showers near chicago and milwaukee. that will head east and bump
into the high pressure and fall apart. mostly sunny today. high temperatures near 70 today. that is above average. tonight, mostly clear skies and chilly. we drop back into the upper 40's and low 50's. thickening clouds to more and a chance for rain showers late in the day. high temperature around 70. it will be chilly with high temperatures in the 50's. on saturday, we may not get out of the 40's. we could see some flakes of snow mixed in. sunshine with temperatures in the 60's for halloween. >> we are looking at a pretty smooth ride. we had a few accidents but they are clear. everything running smoothly. 55 miles per hour on the j.f.x. southbound into town.
the west side still moving well at belair road. 95 southbound, speeds around 57 miles per hour. 295 looks good. the accident in the glen burnie area has now been cleared. this is 70 west of the beltway. starting to pick up in volume. this is 295 southbound. traffic is building heading down towards the 32. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we are falling reports of libya where muammar gaddafi and his son have been buried in an undisclosed location. he and his son were put on public display for witnesses to say. libya's new leaders have promised an investigation into gaddafi's death.
chaos on the streets of turkey following the earthquake. crews continued to search through the rubble of more than 2000 collapsed buildings. aid is pouring in from around the world. the ford jurors who acquitted casey anthony will no longer be anonymous after today. the names of the jurors can be released today. the judge extended the anonymity period until october 25. the majority have remained quiet. >> if you plan shipping gives body holidays come in a want to avoid december 12. that date will be the busiest in fedex's history. more than double the daily average volume. the residential shipping service is behind the boost in
business. shopping for a new car, you may want to wait until the weekend. retailers are pulling out all the stops to lure online shoppers. jane king has more. >> free shipping act deals are big this holiday season. sears will offer free shipping on orders totaling more than $99. kmart will have free shipping on orders of more than $49. walmart has been offered free shipping on orders over $45 or more. target has items for free shipping. we saw some takeover deals. strong resorts from caterpillar. the bloomberg maryland index soaring on strong gains for under armour. there may be something fishy at the restaurants.
restaurants repeatedly charged for zero high and gourmet fish and then served cheaper and sometimes undesirable fish. it was far less frequently identified. if you consider buying a new car, at this saturday may be the date to do it. you can get deals on the chevy silverado and save as much as 20%. there are good financing deals on the toyota priest and the honda civic, all ending this weekend -- the toyota prius. i'm jane king for wbal-tv 11 news. >> when it comes to detecting tumors, the sooner they are found, the better for the patient. there is a new screening device that can find smaller tumors. >> this is ana specially
designed. this constitutes an ultrasound probe. we can do in all this down from inside the body and we can direct the needled the will come not from a channel and allows us to take biopsies under a ultrasound guidance. completely painless. >> this device can provide clear images of tumors that are just millimeters in size. for more, log onto our website. that is amazing. >> 50 degrees on tv hill. >> keith mills tells us what went wrong with the ravens in jacksonville. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we had some early morning accident. everything has been cleared. we're checking on delays. 55 on the j.f.x. down from the bell went into town. 35 on the west side outer loop. a delay is forming their from
795 down towards edmondson. shawan road, 60 miles per hour south downtown stores the beltway. 50 and sandy point looking good in towards the toll plaza. east and west bound traffic on the bay bridge running smoothly. a nice start at the tydings memorial bridge heading to and from cecil county. so far so good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> it will be a nice day today. a bit chilly to start. 48 degrees at the airport. there is some fog in some neighborhoods. mostly sunny skies as we head into the afternoon. high temperatures will climb into the upper 60's. will check the seven-day forecast going into the weekend. here is keith mills. >> thank you. not enough time in the day to talk about help for the ravens
offense played last night. they did not get their first first down until five minutes left in the third quarter. it will not win many games doing that. the ravens blues to jacksonville. third quarter. stopped cold by the ravens defense. brendon ayanbadejo hit in the face mask. he retaliates. he gets thrown out of the game. that leads to a field goal by josh scobee. the ravens get it going in the fourth quarter. joe flacco to anquan boldin. one last chance. joe flacco. drew coleman stepped in front.
the ravens were outplayed. >> we had some missed assignments and some missed blocks. they outplayed us one-on-one. they beat their man. it is about as bad as you can play on offense. >> hard to argue with that. away fromne when awin winning the world series. game tied. mike napoli. he unties it. mr. clutch. that double scores michael young and nelson cruz. neftali feliz. lance berkman strikes out. good news.
it only counts for one game. they play arizona on sunday at 1:00 p.m. they will win. >> was that about jacksonville -- what was that about jacksonville? >> a 14-year-old is nearly abducted at the bus stop. i will be live with what parents need to know. >> parents out raids in new york city about sex ed. >> we have winnie the penguin. >> we have winnie the penguin.
>> we will wind up in the 60's this afternoon. there could be a touch of a feathefog in most neighborhoods. we expect a sunny day. >> investigators searching for a man who tried to conduct a 14- year-old boy in harford county. >> this morning a warning for parents to be on the alert. kim dacey is live with more on the story. >> the incident is on the minds of parents in the area. there is a $2,000 reward on the table to find the suspect. a 14-year-old boy was walking to a bus stop around 6:30 yesterday morning near st. clair drive and cardinal way in abingdon when a person in a black van pulled up next to him. the suspect threatened him and told him he would hurt him if he did not get in the van. the boy ran home, and his parents called police. according to concerned neighbors, the area is full of
kids who often walk to nearby bus stops. >> it makes me sick. i mean, my little guy -- if i don't get him out of my sight, but kids do run around. >> there is a lot of woods around the area, there's a lot of kids in the neighborhood. so knowing that the guy has not been caught yet is a big concern for us. >> the suspect is believed to be a man, but the vehicle has tinted windows. it's described as a commercial- type work van with black bumpers. >> the van is unique in description. it had no rear windows, and it had no windows on the driver's side in the passenger section. >> police sent robocalls to residents, warning them about what happened, and canvassed the neighborhood, looking for a van matching the description. several neighbors report seeing a similar van in the area over the weekend, prompting parents to review safety tips with their children. >> i try not to scare them, but then i want to, because -- i said there's a lot of really good people, but you just don't know. >> anyone who has seen the van
and who has any information should contact the harford county sheriff's office at 410- 836-5429. reporting live, kim dacey, wbal- tv 11 news. >> maryland will have to pay up for the murder of an inmate aboard a prison bus back in 2005. three correction officers were found negligent in the slaying of philip parker jr. his parents were awarded $18.5 million. the state's obligation for negligence is limited to $300200,000. the body of phyllis bohle was found in severn. police have never made an arrest in the case. her father has come forth with a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.
anyone with information should contact metro crime stoppers at 1-866-7-lockup. >> police need your help identifying a suspect. look at this man. authorities say he held up the and the t bank on loch raven boulevard last week. if you recognize him, you're asked to call baltimore county police -- m&t bank. an engineer began experiencing memory problems six months ago. dangers of flight conditions made it nearly impossible for her to be evacuated until now. it's believed she will make a full recovery. >> some parents' rights groups are complaining about a new sex education course which they say is too x-rated. >> suggestions as to come in a minute have sex now, but you can
manually pleasure each other. >> that is unacceptable to some parents. the detectors stand outside an elementary school. the new curriculum is just too explicit, they charge. >> this type of sex education is condom-based. >> students not yet teenagers would be asked to rate risk activities for pregnancy or diseased including intercourse with and without condoms. that came as a surprise to the mother of a 12-year-old boy, who said she favors sex ed but not too much too soon. parents have the right to have their parents opt out of parents
teaching methods of prevention. opponents say it is not about opting out but about having an alternative choice, one based on abstinence. >> disburses is abstinence is the only way to be 100% safe. we cannot stick our heads in the sand. >> i'm asking new york city to please look this again and give parents the option and the right to choose based on their knowledge of their children. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. let's check the area roads. we have some delays in the usual spots. 50 miles per hour on southbound 95 just south of the beltway. some delays approaching white marsh. so far so good on the northeast
corner at bel air road. a slowdown on the west side outer loop beginning at 795. southbound on the j.f.x., speeds around 57 miles per hour. a smooth ride southbound out of owings mills. see whatk outside and looks like on the west side. backing up quickly as a lot of volume comes into play. this is traffic at the fort mchenry. southbound traffic moving well through both tubes. harbor tunnel traffic in great shape. no problems to report at the key bridge at this time. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie joins us live from the zoo previewing zoo boo. >> isn't he adorable? this is winnie the penguin.
we're getting excited for zoo boo. lots of exciting things each hour of the day. the animals will be enjoying halloween events. the elephants will be smashing pumpkins. event.great come out in your custom. there will be custom contests. free trecker treating -- come out in your costume. there will be costume contests. free trips were treating -- free trick-or-treating. a major war mall. 70 degrees tomorrow. a better chance for rain on thursday. it could be chilly into this weekend. we have a chance for some rain on saturday. we go back to mindy and stan. >> ava made a friend.
she wants to taken home. >> 6:37. 50 degrees on tv hill. deer tose visit from maa a new york newsroom. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. do you think states should be allowed to screen welfare recipients for drug use in order to receive benefits? 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. at bank of america, we're lending and investing in the people and communities who call baltimore home. from funding to help a local business expand their operations... to financing for an organization which provides affordable housing for artists... and partnering with a local hospital to help expand patient care.
>> three of the cutest man- eaters unveiled recently. they made their public debut today. they are beautiful. their appearances will be briefed. they would get -- they are named one, two, and three now. >> lines were made in upstate new york when a buck found his way inside a newsroom. she was meeting with another employee when she heard a commotion out front. she looked up and the deer setting for her office. the deer was trapped inside. the buck tore up the office and crashed through a window to make his escape. i'm not sure you can see the
crashed through the window. nobody was injured. >> how about the buck? still ahead, your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> starting to see some normal delays fall into place. >> it is a little chilly this morning. it will turn out to be a nice day. mostly clear skies. 48 at the airport. stay tuned. the weather is next.
her body was discovered just before 5:00 p.m. yesterday. she died of blunt force trauma. no word on their identity or possible motive. the ravens find a way to fall victims to a team of the should have been rather easily. the defense held jacksonville to just a handful of field goals. the offense was pretty much absent for much of the game. it was too little too late. the ravens fall to the jaguars 12-7 and the record falls to 5- 2. a judge is blocking florida welfare recipients for drug use. any welfare applicants must take a drug test before receiving benefits. the judge called the block a violation of the right to privacy. the injunction will stay in place until the judge can hold a
full hearing on the matter. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think states should be allowed to screen welfare recipients for drug use in order to receive benefits? >> we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> a few accidents to talk
about. we start in middle river along mill river road. an accident being cleared. 40 miles per hour and southbound 95. those delays developing just below the beltway. a crash in the finksburg region at tupelo road. use extra caution. this delay stretches back to edmondson. backing up traffic on southbound 795 out of the owings mills area. so far so good on the j.f.x. building in volume around mount carmel. this is traffic at old court ramps.fioff the this is the harrisburg expressway, north of the beltway. a bit of a delay developing southbound as you approach the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava joins us from the zoo.
>> good morning. this is winnie, the penguin. she has been enjoying this morning. she is free out by this big spider. we're talking about zoo boo. this is happening each day, friday through sunday. this is the safest place to trick or treat. >> we have all lot of candy. you can bring your kids out and they can bring their bags. you could get pumpkins. with a pumpkin patch. a good family outing. come out to zoo boo. you do not have to pay an extra fee. the main event of zoo boo is free with admission. >> you are encouraging adults to
dress up. >> we have costume contests and adults usually come dressed with their kids. we have families and their whole family is dressed. our theme this year is "star wars." we have a pumpkin patch and entertainment on the stage. we have been able to do a lot of fun things with zoo boo. take a look of the website for more information. you can get your tickets at of time. you can print them out at home and you will not have to wait in line. >> high pressure is in control. clear skies across the area. a storm system is heading our way. this is the perfect event for you to dress up. >> i loved halloween.
that is one of my favorite holidays. you want to take that little guy home. >> "i have a new pet." >> your husband will not mind. that is a great event. we go to the tropics. a hurricane is on the maps. this is hurricane rina off the coast of honduras. it will travel up towards cancun later this week. nothing going on at home. 48 at the airport. a little bit of light fog this morning. that should burn off pretty quickly. it will be a beautiful sunrise in just a few minutes. a front came through yesterday evening. it produce some rain showers. a nice area of high pressure
will take control over the next 24 hours. the nearest precipitation is near chicago and milwaukee. that will dissipate as it meets the high pressure area. mostly sunny. high temperatures will climb into the upper 60's this afternoon. sunrise at 7:26. mostly clear skies tonight. upper 40's. into the weekend, maybe a few rain showers tomorrow. tomorrow will not be a bad be either with a high temperature of 70. highs in the 50's on thursday and friday with a pretty good chance for some rain showers. we will likely stay in the 40's on saturday. we could see some snowflakes on saturday. halloween looks great. sunshine and 62. back to the news desk.
>> investigators are urging parents to be on alert after the attempted abduction of a boy yesterday morning. kim dacey joins us live with the details. good morning. >> the harford county sheriff's office said the incident happened in abingdon around 6:30 yesterday morning. the 14-year-old student said he was walking to a bus stop near st. clair drive and cardinal way when a person in a black van pulled up next to him and said he would hurt the teen if he didn't get into the van. the boy ran home, and his parents called police. the suspect is believed to be a man. the vehicle is described as a commercial-type work van with black bumpers and tinted windows. several neighbors report seeing a similar van in the area over the weekend. parents are shaken up by the incident. if you have seen the van or have any information, contact the harford county sheriff's office. that number -- 410-836-5429. reporting live in the newsroom,
kim dacey, 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. the race for the white house. a new ad from herman cain that is raising a few eyebrows. all things presidential when joins us live.ly the divers remember their friend. today's professionals tackle the hot topics of the day. snooki stops by to talk about the power of the poof. bette midler was shocked some lavish outfits. much more will we get started right here on "today."
about 795. this is the west side. we switch over to traffic on the harrisburg expressway. southbound allies prior to the beltway. >>-- southbound delays prior to the beltway. >> lots of sunshine today, 68. tomorrow will not be a bad day. a high temperature near 70. 50's with off and on rain showers on thursday and friday. 40's on saturday and i think there could be some snowflakes. sunshine and the 60's on halloween. >> 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. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> have a good one. >> follow breaking news and