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>> the jury could get the case as early as today in the robocall trial. >> herman cain out of the race. gop hopefuls are vying for his supporters. the latest is coming up. >> ray rice runs roughshod in a ravens win. >> there is some fog this morning. could there be snow headed our way already? snow? rain perhaps. [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 almost got whiplash. >> we do have some snow in a
weird places. it is snelling in texas -- it is snowing in texas. we do have some thick fog. visibility is down to 1/4 of a mile in some places. i think we will get a peak of the sun. high temperature around 59. a mixture of sun and clouds. the rain will catch up to west tonight and tomorrow. -- the rain will catch up to us. >> southbound 95 approaching the spot, we have a crash. it is off to the side. no delays. 55 miles per hour traveling southbound.
eastbound 100 at ritchie highway, we have an accident. the fog will impact your morning rush. leave some extra time if you can. 12 minutes on the outer loop west side. 10 minutes to travel from the beltway down towards the 32. this is the bay bridge. fog warnings in effect at the area bridges. you can see why. much better on the west side. things get better as you make your way south. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. today could be the last day in the trial of paul schurick. he is charged with authorizing illegal robocalls during the 2010 election. >> kim dacey is live with what we could see today. good morning. >> the defense plans to call
two more witnesses before resting its case. one is a fact witness. another is another character witness for paul schurick. the defense attorney says one of the witnesses participated in the campaign to help reach out to black voters during the 2010 election. once both witnesses are finished with their testimony, the defense attorney will argue that the state hasn't met its burden of proof in their charges against scurick. the key advisor for former governor bob ehrlich is accused of authorizing a robocall to illegally persuade african- american voters to stay home during the november 2010 election. schurick has been charged with conspiracy and election fraud. >> we think that there's no evidence whatsoever of any type of conspiracy, no evidence of any criminal conduct. mr. schurick testified and i think his credibility was great. >> the defense attorney does not think the testimony of the last two witnesses will take very long and anticipates the jury could start deliberating soon after that. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news.
>> jury selection is expected today in the trial of the man accused in the brutal murder of a boy. the man is accused of sexually assaulting and killing the boy back in november of 2009. investigators have not explained what prompted the family friend to allegedly attacked the teenager. >> a house fire killed one person and injured three firefighters. the blaze was spotted friday afternoon in stevensville. a body was found on the floor of the master bedroom. the cause of that fire is not yet known. >> still awaiting identification of the victims involved in a deadly crash on sunday.
one of the vehicles crossed into oncoming traffic, crashing head- on into another vehicle. one person was killed. it is not known what the first vehicle crossed lanes. >> two people are recovering after being shot. they were sitting in a car on saturday night when somebody opened fire. both were taken to the hospital. so far no arrests in the case. >> this will be a week of heavy campaigning for the republican presidential candidates. the gop contenders will be looking to court one group in particular -- former supporters of herman cain. >> herman cain says he will throw his support behind one
candidate. the question is, who. with herman cain out of the race -- >> i am suspending my presidential campaign. >> the remaining gop candidates are wooing his supporters. >> they saw herman cain as an outsider, and i think they see that my voice will be the one that would be most reflective of his. >> despite low standing in the polls, ron paul and michele bachmann say their messages on limited government will resonate. >> obviously, they're going to go somewhere in the next week or so. that's going to happen. so i'm optimistic that we'll pick up some votes from there. >> rick santorum is also predicting his campaign will pick up steam. >> i think he made the right decision. >> but a month before the iowa caucus, the stakes are especially high for mitt romney, who could be hurt most if cain's supporters rally behind newt gingrich. a "des moines register" poll shows the former house speaker leading the gop field. like other counterparts, gingrich says cain will be missed on the campaign trail. >> but i can appreciate why in the current circumstance he decided to go back to being a private citizen rather than a candidate.
>> and gingrich and his rivals are said to be trying to schedule one-one-one meetings with cain this week. in washington, i'm tara mergener, wbal-tv 11 news. >> police in washington, d.c., had to resort to some unusual measures to clear out protesters. the protesters greeted a wooden shelter to keep them warm overnight. some workloads to jump out onto airbags -- some were coaxed to jump down. some were lowered to safety. no indication as to when city police will take action to clear up the occupy baltimore movement. organizers reflected on what they feel they have accomplished. >> to commemorate the
anniversary, we wanted to get people together. but also people who been allies to the movement. >> city officials have denied a request to extend the demonstration. they said it will the victim at a time of their own choosing. -- they said they will even pick them. >> the ravens ran wild in cleveland. ray rice was put to work early and often. he dominated the browns' defensive line. driving rain changed the offense into a ground-based attack. the ravens stayed in control winning by 24-10. keith mills a lot details on a
special game ball recipient later in sports. it is too soon to say whether the ravens will be playing in the super bowl. madonna will be the halftime concert in february in indianapolis. this will be an unforgettable act. you can see the super bowl or hear on wbal tv 11. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of madonna as the choice for this year's super bowl halftime show? 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. 40 degrees on tv hill. shoplifting is on the rise. >> a celebration ends in horror
as more than a dozen fans art seriously injured. >> a woman claims she was manhandled by the tsa. >> ava marie live that the hunt valley town center. coming up, not too late for you to select an angel. >> we're dealing with some thick fog. we will update you on which we will update you on which accidents to
>> good morning. 11 news continues with a live view of 95 southbound. we have quite a bit of fog this morning. overall, we're looking for dry conditions. first we'll talk about the weather. i'm live at the fork valley town center -- fort valley town center. we are talking about the angel tree. >> parents placed down what the child would like. imagine anything a child would like. all the things that children would like. >> you are asking for a clothing item or an outfit. >> that is a need. toys are the most important thing.
but also by an alphabet for the kids -- but also by an outfit for the kids. >> this is one location that has the angel trees. donate an angel give through december 17. let's check the radar. we have showers will to the west as the storm system does approach. we will go back to tony in the weather center. when you do choose an angel, it is a christmas gift and an outfit for the child. >> that is a great program. thank you, ava. we will get more on the angel tree program. it is quiet right now except for the fog. the fog is fairly thick.
visibility may go down to 1/4 of the mall in some areas or less. 43 in cockeysville. that is a mild start for this time of year -- visibility may go down to one size for of a 1/4 of a mile. you can see with the showers and thunderstorms will develop. heavy rain and thunderstorms moving across the ohio valley. indiana, tennessee. we have some snow in the deep south across portions of texas and back into oklahoma. all that will catch up to us. the rain will come in tonight and tomorrow. we have the fog and the high, thin cloud deck. think we'll get some of sunshine
to break through the clouds and we should stay dry through the day. upper 50's to around 60 degrees. mostly cloudy tonight with a chance for rain showers. a good chance for rain tomorrow. still mild with a high near 60. then we drop into the 40's by wednesday. seasonably cold going into the weekend. it does look dry on saturday and sunday. let's check the roads but sarah. >> fog is the big story for your morning commute. plan accordingly. we are tracking a couple of accidents. one is off to the side and not creating a much of a delay. moving well out of the white marsh area. an accident at pulaski highway
and monument street in the city. one clearing on eastbound 100 at ritchie highway. not doing too bad in terms of delays. this is the harrisburg expressway in the area of york road. building in volume. southbound traffic going away from us. this is old court road. that is the west side delay. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> one of the most seriously injured students at oklahoma state university is improving this morning. a swarm of students rushed the field after the big championship. many people climbed the field goals. one student has been upgraded from serious to guarded but stable condition. a woman is accused of trying to
castrate her husband with a pair of scissors. the woman was arrested on saturday after she allegedly tried to cut off her husband's genitals after she allegedly discovered he was having an affair. she is charged with spousal abuse. a woman said she was strip search by tsa. she requested a pat down search at the security gate but she said agents major removed her pants and other clothing. the agency said there was no strip search an. >> some new drastic cuts come into the u.s. postal service will make it more cost efficient
but not faster. the cost-cutting plan will be unveiled today. there will be cuts to first- class delivery. there are plans to close several mail processing centers. shoplifting is on the rise. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. europe is going to enter the san man soon appeared metallica pushing off their torpor of things to the debt crisis. bands are now paying closer to things like currency rates and economic trends. european leaders take another run of fixing the debt crisis. online shopping, is the gift
that keeps on giving. more than $18.5 billion has been spent so far online. rise compared to5% last year. those numbers are out after the opening bell. stocks ended mixed on friday. a surprising drop in the nation's unemployment rate. prices at the pumps are dropping. the average price dropped 9 cents to $3.29 a gallon. carmakers with their best performance in three years with sales of almost 13 million vehicles. i'm jane king with the bloomberg business report. >> 40 degrees on tv hill. fog is causing some early morning headaches.
can see a delay starting to form on southbound 95. another accident on southbound 95 off to the side. pulaski highway and-street, watch for a crash in the city. another at ritchie highway. some delays started to form around the area. southbound traffic down towards 32. fog is a big issue this morning. this is traffic on the west side. you can see those delays falling into place down towards edmondson in the outer loop. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the fog is the biggest story. the visibility might be down close to a quarter of a mile or less. 38 degrees at the airport. the fog will burn off and we might get a peak of the sun. highs in the upper 50's to
around 60. mills.e here is keith >> the man this morning is ray rice. the ravens win their ninth win of the year. they did it running the football, stan peak through a cleveland browns defense that had no answer for ray rice and ricky williams. it, boys.aid, run he does this. he finds deceit and cuts back. 67-yard play. anquan boldin trying to throw a block. that led to wait ricky williams touchdown -- that led to eight
ricky williams touchdown. lardarius webb gets a couple of good blocks and he is gone. 68-yard touchdown. the ravens win. lardarius webb into the end zone. what in endinan ending. >> this game ball we want to present to ron smith. i think everybody knows ron smith and what he is meant to baltimore and to the city and to the people of baltimore. i had a conversation with him on friday. it was encouraging. he gave us a message for the team that we carry it to the team and they carried with them on the field today appeared to ira. to ron and june, this game ball is for you.
>> what a gesture. ron smith, a huge ravens fan. the ravens will play the colts on sunday. second quarter, tom brady. we have seen this before. outstanding tight end. we saw this combination three times yesterday. 31-24, new england wins. the colts come to baltimore without peyton manning as their quarterback. the ravens have been dealing with life and death. ron smith has been an inspiration. >> 40 degrees on tv hill.
>> 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. some fog this morning. >> i think the rain will come through tonight and tomorrow. visibility down to 1/4 a of a ball in some never is. after the fog burns off, we will make it up to 59 or 60 this afternoon -- is the billy down to 1/4 of a mile in some neighborhoods. >> the trial of paul schurick enters its homestretch. >> the jury could get the case later today to decide if schurick is guilty of using illegal robocalls.
kim dacey is live at the mitchell courthouse with the latest. good morning. >> when court resumes, the defense plans to call two a final witnesses before presenting closing arguments. as paul schurick's trial enters what could potentially be its last day, the defense attorney wants to make sure the jury hears testimony from two more people. >> we have one more fact witness and one more character witness who traveled quite a distance to be here. so for that reason, i do want to give them the opportunity to testify on mr. schurick's behalf. >> the defense attorney says one of those witnesses participated in the campaign to help reach out to black voters during the 2010 election. schurick is accused of authorizing a robocall to illegally persuade african- american voters to stay homo during the november 2010 election. -- to stay home. the key adviser for former governor ehrlich has been charged with conspiracy and election fraud. once the witnesses are finished with their testimony, the defense attorney will argue that the state has not met its burden of proof in their charges against paul schurick. >> we think that there's no evidence whatsoever of any type
of conspiracy, no evidence of any criminal conduct. mr. schurick testified and i think his credibility was great. >> the defense attorney does not think the testimonies of the two witnesses will last long. then both sides will give closing arguments, and the case will go to the jury. you can get the latest on the trial here on 11 news or on our website, wbaltv.com. reporting live, kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the search continues for whoever stabbed two man in annapolis. are listed in critical but stable condition. police say somebody attack them. no word on a suspect or a motive. >> a pregnant woman remains in critical condition after a crash that spot her car in two. investigators say charmaine richardson was ejected from
where the vehicle on route 2 on saturday afternoon. two others were also hurt in the crash. police say it is not clear whether speed is to blame. a woman is said to be suffering from possible life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car. the woman was rushed to shock trauma after being hit by a vehicle on midway road. no word on whether the driver will face any charges. >> police say a man disappeared in montgomery county. crews have been searching the reservoir and the surrounding watershed or he is a maintenance worker for the washington sanitation commission. >> those who use city water might see a change in their bill.
some 12,000 customers are about to switch over to a new meter.tic usage the first meters will be installed later today. >> no more free rides if your commute takes you down the new intercounty connector your. . travelers will pay $4 during peak hours and $1.60 overnight. drivers who don't have an e- zpass will be billed to a higher rates in the mail. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> some heavy fog making for a rough ride. here is the latest accident. southbound 95 just past white marsh boulevard. we're down to 35 miles per
hour. for the south, an accident off to the side. two problems on 95 this morning. we have this accident in the city at pulaski highway and monument street. another accident location at 175. you can see the yellow on the b- w parkway southbound. to 32.s from 100 down is32 a big backup developing in the white marsh area because of that accident. take pulaski highway as your alternate. this is old court road. outer loop traffic, you can see it is pretty heavy. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we want to get the latest from ava marie. she's down at the hunt valley
town center talking about the angel tree. >> i'm inside the plough and hearth country store. a great place to visit the salvation army angel tree. you guys are collecting gifts for children. it is not too late to pick up an angel. when the one people to give you guess -- when do you want people to give you gifts? >> sooner rather than later. >> the latest is by december 17. >> you can go to the salvation army baltimore facebook. is partnering's
with us. >> you can do the shopping online. good to know. let's check the forecast. upper 50's this afternoon. the rain is holding off until this evening. a significant drop in the temperatures by wednesday. another shot at some rain by friday. you can pick up an angel or go online to find that information. >> we have an angel tree at the studio. 40 degrees on tv hill. what is missing from this highflying competition is tom cruise and some beachboys music. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler
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teenager. the ravens ran wild in cleveland yesterday. ray rice was put to work early and often. they dominated the browns' defensive line. driving rain and change the past test first offense -- the pass- first offense. the ravens won 24-10. too soon to say whether the ravens will be playing in the super bowl. madonna has been tapped for the halftime concert in indianapolis. she will team up with cirque du soleil for an unforgettable say.ographed act,the they
you can see the super bowl right here on wbal-tv. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what do you think of madonna as the choice for this year's super bowl halftime show? >> 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. we have some accidents out
there. fog impacting your rush this morning. plan some extra time, especially for motorists on southbound 95. word of an accident involving a tractor-trailer. take pulaski highway or philadelphia road as your alternate. delays will be forming southbound. we have delays on the west side. delays down to edmondson and a backup on 795. an accident at 175. slow going down towards 32 on the b-w parkway. southbound traffic approaching white marsh on 95. that is making things even worse in white marsh. this is traffic at 29. southbound traffic in the
ellicott city region. we have delays because of the accident further south. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie joins us now from hunt valley. she is talking about the angel tree. >> we're located next to 5 below. this is one of the many places you can visit the salvation army angel tree. i'm here and how many people are you hoping to serve? >> we have about 8000 children and some senior citizens. >> i had no idea. >> we have some homes that we work with at the senior citizens' complex they give us names and we put them on the tree as well. >> there is such a need of this year.
what other ways it can people get involved? >> christmas time is a busy time for the salvation army. we're looking to raise $600,000 through the red cattle program -- kettle. kettle, dropght red caa red in some change. >> any change is appreciated. >> we see every season, people are generous with their pocket money. >> you think of it ringing a bell and that red kettle. so many ways to get involved and to help people in the community. fog across the area. showers moving into ohio. that is moving our way.
a good way to start the christmas cheer. >> absolutely. they need a lot of help. we have some fog out there this morning. it is not widespread. visibility could be down to lunch last four of a mile -- visibility could be down to a quarter of a mile in some areas. we have a mild temperatures for this time of the year. temperatures in the single digits into the northern plains. 4 degrees right now in denver. we have the showers and the heavy rain and a few thunderstorms and that is just off to our west moving through the ohio valley.
that will eventually catch up to us. we have some snow in the deep south across portions of texas and oklahoma this morning. we have a high, thin cloud deck on top of the fog. i think sunshine will work its way in. high temperature around 59 this afternoon. that is about 10 degrees above average. a chance for rain showers late tonight. temperatures drop back into the upper 40's. a good chance for rain tomorrow with a high temperature near 60. 40's on wednesday. we will spend the rest of the week in in the 40's. a decent weekend. 45 on saturday. 50 on sunday. >> thank you.
potentially the last day in the trial of paul schurick. he is charged with authorizing illegal robocalls during the 2010 election. kim dacey joins us live with more. good morning. >> the defense plans to call two more witnesses before resting its case. one is a fact witness. another is another character witness for paul schurick. the defense attorney says one of the witnesses participated in the campaign to help reach out to black voters during the 2010 election. once both witnesses are finished with their testimony, the defense attorney will argue that the state hasn't met its burden of proof in their charges against scurick. -- schurick. the key advisor for former governor bob ehrlich is accused of authorizing a robocall to illegally persuade african- american voters to stay home during the november 2010 election. schurick has been charged with conspiracy and election fraud. the defense attorney does not think the testimony of the last two witnesses will take very long and anticipates the jury could start deliberating soon after that. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news.
>> thank you. the race for the white house. herman cain drops out. "today" will talk to donald trump live. plus an exclusive. the grieving family of the suspects ex-wife's speaks out. she revolutionize the workout industry. jane fonda shows baby boomers how to get back in shape. that is just minutes away. >> 40 degrees on tv hill. >> we will come back and check the weather and traffic together before you head out to start your day. fiber one. almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? uh, try the number one!
>> what is going on at white marsh? >> we have a tractor-trailer accident. we are seeing delays approaching white marsh down to just past the white marsh exit. we have a right lane closure. southbound on the j.f.x. at falls road, a crash. another on northbound 97. we're seeing southbound delays on the b-w parkway. fog is the major issue this morning. we start with the j.f.x. southbound traffic looks ok. you may start to see some delays because of the reported a crash.
this is ellicott city. the accident is not there but we have southbound delays. >> the fog is patchy. it is not as widespread. it will turn out to be a decent day. a chance for a few sprinkles this evening. a high near 59. 60 tomorrow. a good chance for rain. the 40's for the rest of the week. >> 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.