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i am kate amara in iowa. >> the housing authority is being forced to pay up after losing two big lawsuits. details on next. >> not a word but a sound describing today's weather -- brr! the forecast as we continue right now. [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. >> that is a barn animal forecast this morning. >> somebody should have a handful of feed. >> we are trying to say it is cold. >> the coldest morning of the season so far.
too cold for the goats. 14 degrees at the airport. the skies are clear. there is still a little breeze and that is enough to push the wind chills into the single digits. that is what you want to dress for this morning. sunshine to start the day. it will be dry with a high temperature of 033. it will get warmer. first we say good morning to kim. >> good morning. we are problem free for the moment. that is some great news. we're up to speed on the major roadways. 55 in the area of shawan road on the harrisburg expressway. no problems. the rest of the major roadways looking good. eight minutes on 95 northbound
between the beltway and the fort mchenry. 70 minutes between the 95's northbound on that direction. -- 70 minutes. this is liberty road on the west side of the beltway -- 70 minutes. -- 17 minutes. southbound traffic is looking great. no problems at all. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. stan, over to you. >> three days into the new year and a baltimore records its first homicide of 2012. the unidentified victim was found in his car and shot multiple times. he died a few hours later. no word as to a suspect or possible motive. police responded to reports of another shooting last night in
west baltimore appeared the victim was found shot in the face in the 2300 block of forum avenue. no word on his condition or possible suspects in the case. >> mitt romney has been declared the winner of the iowa caucuses. the final count gives him an eight-vote edge over rick santorum. >> kate amara has more on last night's win in iowa. >> mitt romney and rick santorum are looking ahead to the next contest. the primary in new hampshire is next week. >> this is a campaign night where america wins. we are going to change the white house and get america back on track. [cheers] >> the first votes cast in the 2012 election cycle, and we finally have a winner. >> congratulations to governor
mitt romney, winner of the 2012 iowa caucuses. congratulations to senator santorum for a very close second-place finish. >> while you were sleeping, the iowa gop announced mitt romney had edged out rick santorum by just eight votes in the iowa caucuses. >> game on. [cheers] >> rick santorum rode a surge of conservative support to this photo finish. >> we will win this election. [cheers] >> the rest of the field fell along more decisive lines. ron paul celebrated third place. >> we will go on. we will raise the money. i have no doubt about the volunteers. >> in fourth, new gingrich vowed to stay in the fight for the nomination. >> this is going to be a debate that begins tomorrow morning in new hampshire. >> while fifth-place finisher rick perry says he is returning to texas. >> determine whether there is a path forward for myself in this race. >> michele bachmann came in sixth place. word is today, senator john
mccain plans to endorse mitt romney. kate amara reporting. >> thank you. nancy jacobs is ending speculation saying she will declare a run for congress this year. she says she will make the official announcement on thursday to enter the second district primary race alongside larry smith. the winner of the contest will got to face dutch ruppersberger in the november general election. more than $20 million has been raised in 2011. the money raised outpace the money raised in 2007. exelon corporation was a generous donor to the dga. they donated $250,000.
>> usually it is city hall that cracks down on those who owe money. this time it is city government that the repo man are going to visit. jennifer franciotti explains why. >> for the city housing authority, it means they're about to lose a lot of property in order to pay for judgments awarded to two people who claim they were victims of lead poisoning when they were children. on the list to be taken, 21 vehicles including trucks and cars, even a bobcat, all owned by baltimore's housing authority. they are all about to be tagged by the city's sheriff's department. evan goldman is a lawyer retained to collect from the housing authority more than $2 million. that money was awarded in judgments because two people claimed they were poisoned when they lived in the authority's public housing as children. the housing commissioner and the mayor insist that the city cannot afford to pay the judgments without affecting services to the city's public housing residents. but like any other debtor who
refuses to pay their bills, their property can be taken. >> once we get the list, we're going to deal with an auctioneer and auction the vehicles off. it's going to be a public auction, advertised in the paper. anyone can go there and bid on a non-federal vehicle, and all the funds are going to be used to pay the judgment. >> property will remain with the housing authority. this case has gone to federal and state court. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> police have arrested a man they say impersonated a police officer and raped a woman. the man arranged a meeting with a woman at her hotel room under the guise of being a police officer.
johnson was arrested on saturday on charges of rape and impersonating a police officer. >> 27-year-old faces first- degree assault charges in connection with a fight. two people got into a fight when one said one person began throwing bleach on her. nearly two dozen people were sent to the hospital. jefferson faces assault charges in the case. two people are now in custody in connection with a robbery and a stabbing on the light rail. terry thomas is already in jail and his announced accomplice has been charged in the stabbing. police believe they have recovered the weapon used in that attack. >> a deadly crash in northwest
baltimore claimed the life of a pedestrian. the victim was standing on park heights avenue on tuesday when he was struck by a car. police say they're not expecting to file charges against the driver. >> a delegate is sponsoring legislation that would allow marylanders to bet money on sports competition. the delegate says maryland is one of a handful of states that prohibits residents from playing the competition. he does not see a problem with legalizing the gambling as long as the state charged the appropriate taxes and fees. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think maryland should legalize fantasy sports betting? 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.
14 degrees on tv hill. i was going to go back to the brr. >> gasoline prices have been on the rise. >> investigators learned a tragic detail that could explain what caused a house fire that killed five people. we will tell you what they learned. >> you have less than two weeks to get all the gear before next weekend. i am live in dundalk with details. >> i love that hat. we will
>> good morning. we are back with a live look of a 695 and liberty road. it really chilly start today. it will stay pretty chilly to the rest of the day. i am live in done back this morning -- i am live in dundalk this point. you also have another location in parkville. this store in dundalk has plenty
of everything you could think of. getting ready for the ravens playoff game. let's talk about some of the hats. you have typical beanies and some wore hats. >> that is it rhinestone cowboy hat. that is great for bald guys and keep your head warm. >> this is my favorite thing ever. tony has been so excited and this is called the funstache. this is joe flacco -- it does benefit charities. that is one reason why joe is wearing his mustache. let's check the forecast. we expect a high pressure in control. we have a chance for snow later in the day.
i have one right now. >> i love it. now let me hear you say, "ymca." you are one of the village people. >> this benefits living classroom. >> bring one back for me. thank you. i love the hat the hair for bald guys. 14 at the airport. 11 in taneytown. 12 in parkton. we still have a bit of a breeze this morning. the wind is not very strong, up five or 10 miles per hour. that could drop the wind chills into single digits. the wind is a bit stronger at the water. in annapolis, the wind chill is
5. for degree wind chill in easton. to in parkton. -- four degree wind chill in easton. -- two in parkton. we will see sunshine to start the day. there is a clipper storm into the midwest that will visit us this afternoon and tonight. very little in the way of precipitation. i don't think we'll see snow shower activity. clouds moved in this afternoon. high temperature between 30 and 35. maybe a few snow flurries. temperatures drop back into the 20's tomorrow. 43 tomorrow. 50 on friday. 52 on saturday. a front comes through late in the day with some rain and some showers on sunday morning.
maybe a mix of rain and snow with a high temperature of 39. 6:17. here's kim. >> good morning. we picked up an accident at 198. 198, the one thing you want to watch out for. we are looking pretty nice on the major roadways. 65 on 70 heading eastbound towards the beltway. no problems there. we're up to speed. eight minutes on the inner loop west side. 95 southbound, four minutes. no problems. this is the west side of the beltway. things are picking up in volume. this is 95 in the white marsh area. things moving just fine north
and southbound. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> and accused arsonist goes to court in southern california. he is scheduled to make his first appearance in los angeles. there is strong evidence linking him to a set of fires. the arsons caused millions of dollars in damage, but nobody was seriously hurt. a man has confessed to five firebombings in new york. police say the man attacked five different locations over the weekend. officials say the molotov cocktails were made of explosive liquids. it reportedly said he had a dispute with someone at each of the locations he attacked. a christmas morning fire killed three girls and their grandparents in connecticut.
smoldering embers were taken out of the fireplace to make way for santa claus. that bag is believed to of caught fire and the fire spread through the home. that was the deadliest fire in connecticut in 24 years. >> we could see gasoline prices going up again but not because of rising oil prices. may was the end of subsidies that would help lower the price of ethanol. gasoline prices could cost four and a half cents a gallon more starting as early as this week. mccormick is starting to the home chef for help. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> consumers are looking
for good deals. the best new car that you list and once again the honda fit tops the list for best small cars. they noted its performance and a reliability. it gives you the most bang for your bbuck. uck. you'll soon see a modest price hikes at denny's. they did not specify when that would happen. denny's is facing higher prices on a dairy. getting reports on factory orders. stocks were higher estimate on strong reports from manufacturing. the bloomberg maryland index was higher on gains for stanley black & decker. mccormick is looking to spice
things up. they are marketing to appeal to home cloaooks. they are returning to basics with spaghetti mixes. i am jane king for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 14 degrees on tv hill. kim has more on a crash on 198. >> ray rice is getting some well-deserved recognition. keith mills has more. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. overall not looking too bad. we have a problem spot on 198 in laurel. a problem at preston road. otherwise, we're looking good on the major roadways. eight minutes on 95 north between the beltway and the fort mchenry. no delays just yet. this is the west side of the beltway. traffic is picking up in volume but nothing to cause a delay. this is 95 in the area of white
marsh. moving freely right now. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. the call this morning of the season so far. -- the coldest morning of the season so far. 14 at the airport. we will see sunshine to start. clouds will thicken up. it will stay dry with a high temperature of 33. it will get warmer later this week. here is keith mills, the man. >> you are too kind. the real man is ray rice. the players have been out and about, taking a well-deserved bow, and the fans have been with them. to the victor goes the spoils. ray rice won his second afc
offensive player of the year award. finish the regular season with more than 2,000 yards rushing and receiving. only marshall faulk has done that at least twice. john harbaugh said when many backs are wearing down, ray is getting stronger. >> this guy works really hard not just in the off-season but during the season. what he does as far as trading his legs and his body and with his conditioning. he gets stronger as the year goes on. it is a credit to ray. >> college basketball. on to the acc. the terps played cornell. it was no contest early on. sean mosley -- that is pe'shon
howard spin. terps up 16. alex len, the freshman from the me.aine, another solid ga cornell comes back. chris wroblewski. the lead is one. devin cherry. in trouble. trouberps len with the put-back. maryland win. michigan over -- attack in the sugar bowl. the orioles trade snyder for adam jones. the orioles reluctant to give him up. >> thank you.
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>> 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. >> the wind chills are running in the single digits. 15 degrees is the actual temperature. we still have a breeze left. the wind chill is running at eight or nine. clouds will thicken up but it will stay dry.
we do have a nice warmup in the seven-day forecast. >> the baltimore housing authority is on the wrong end of the legal matter. >> the city is now paying the consequences. jennifer franciotti it is live it city hall with more details on the story. >> you start losing your property if you don't have the money to pay. they will lose a great deal of property because they say they cannot pay the judgments in the lawsuits. and the list is long. there are 21 vehicles on the list. trucks and vans, even a bobcat, all owned by baltimore's housing authority and about to be tagged by the city's sheriff. >> whatever we get, we get. >> evan goldman is a lawyer retained to collect from the housing authority more than $2 million. the money was awarded in judgments to two people who claimed they were lead-poisoned when they lived in the
authority's public housing as children. the housing commissioner and the mayor insist that the city cannot afford to pay the judgments without affecting services to the city's public housing residents. but like any other debtor who refuses to pay their bills, their property can be taken. >> once we get the list, we're going to deal with an auctioneer and auction the vehicles off. it's going to be a public auction, advertised in the paper. anyone can go there and bid on a non-federal vehicle, and all the funds are going to be used to pay the judgment. >> the sheriff is also working on tagging hundreds of the authority's computers. they are also being taken to help pay the judgments. the city spent a lot of money fighting the cases in legal fees and interest. in this case, the amount of the unpaid judgment is $2,593,000. but tack on 10% interest and the unpaid bill jumps up by another $25,930. >> it is hard to believe that the housing authority has continued to fight this and spend more money to try and
fight a judgment that they have already -- they have already really lost the underlying issue. it seems like it would be more economical just to pay the money and move on and not have these vehicles possibly up for grabs. >> we're told the vehicles and computers will remain in the possession of the housing authority before they call up for auction. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> cleaning up the chesapeake bay will add 250,000 jobs. this disproves the theory that environmental regulations hurt the economy. >> it has been estimated that just for the chesapeake bay plan, over 230,000 job s be created in the storm water and sewage treatment plant upgrade area. >> the report outlines the new
findings and takes a closer look at the different job possibilities created because of the chesapeake bay pollution . >> a new warning to drivers in baltimore county who speed past stopped school buses. patrols are stepping up where kids are getting on and off buses. they can be fined as much as $570 and be issued a three-poing penalty on their license. >> distracted driving, not paying attention. >> school bus drivers are writing down vehicle license numbers and the make and model of cars. there have been a number of driver warnings.
>> a pet ran away. they are not reignited. dodger, a collie, dis appeared. a microchip was implanted in dodger which a nearby shelter was able to read. >> they found dodger. "what? no way." we always missed him. we got a new dog but never as good as dodger. >> most of the family lives in north carolina but they made the trip once they found that dodger had been found. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your
morning commute. we have picked up a few more problem spots. one is at perring parkway. that crash has moved off to the right shoulder. another crash at joppa road and falls road. another on preston street and another in laurel at 198. the major roadways are checking get ok. 10 minutes and 95 northbound between 32 and the beltway. 95 on the south side, no problems to report. this is the harrisburg expressway. you can see that north and southbound is moving at just fine. this is the beltway and perring parkway. that accident has moved off to the right shoulder. no lanes of traffic are affected. looking good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we go back out to ava marie in dundalk.
tell us about what you have on thre. >> i am live in dundalk and having some much fun. this store is well known for their ravens gear. where is your other location/ >> in parkville. >> there is a lot of warm stuff. people are concerned about tailgating and staying warm. look to these gloves. these are spirit gloves. >> this is another warm hat that covers the year. >> your web site. >> www.poorboys.net. >> let's check the seven-day
forecast. it is so chilly outside. we are barely making it into the upper 20's and low 30's. we will warmup as we head into the weekend. i have my spirit fingers and i'm ready to go. >> it is a little freaky. >> thank you. 14 degrees on tv hill. we'll take you to an amazing world of frozen architecture when we come back. ac beth!
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>> a kansas couple walks down the aisle in unusual fashion. they met on a baseball diamond. it seemed fitting that they get married there. they tied the knot at home plate. the groom wore a matching of the forest st. louis cardinals. they say they will honeymoon in las vegas. >> the annual snow and ice festival. they are hard at work putting the finishing touches on a mass of ice sculptures. officials are hoping milder temperatures will attract more
road last night and found an unidentified victim that was shot multiple times. he died a few hours later. no word as to the suspect or possible motive. a former executive with m&t bank pleads guilty to try to steal money from her employer. prosecutors say the woman made several unauthorized transfers of funds from an unnamed business accounts. she had worked with the bank before she was fired for reasons not related to the charges. baltimore county delegate is sponsoring legislation that would allow marylanders to put money down on fantasy sports competition. maryland is one of a handful of states that prohibits residents from winning cash prizes. he does not see a problem with legalizing gambling for a
fantasy competitions as long as the state charged the appropriate taxes and fees. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think maryland should legalize fantasy sports betting? >> 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. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. we have a few problems boss. one is on the topside of the beltway at perring parkway.
that has moved on to the right shoulder. we have a crash at joppa and falls road. there is some fluid on the road. watch out for that. patuxent range, we have a crash. another one in laurel at 198. for the most part, the major roadways are checking out ok. eight minutes on 95 southbound between the fort mchenry and the beltway on the south side. no delays to speak of. this is the harrisburg expressway at warrant road. southbound traffic, a steady stream but no delays. this is the topside of the beltway at perring parkway. that accident has been moved onto the shoulder. it might be a little sluggish but nothing to major as far as delays.
that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we go back out to ava in that dundalk. >> we're at poor boys this morning and they have an incredible story. we have some models to show off the tee shirt. this is an aim was bulldog and -- this is an english bulldog. this is the biggest dog i have ever seen. i'm here with the owner and you have another location. these dogs are incredible. >> this schurick is from maryland screen -- this schurick has been popular. shirts are popular this week. this is a spinoff of the natty- bo. the last one is from maryland
screen, the relentless. >> i've not seen a shirt like this one. >> torrey smith. it is printed on both sides. it has the dreads on the back. part of the sales go to the -- part of the proceeds go to a charity. >> celebrating the ravens and just a week and a half away. get all your ravens gear. let's check the forecast. you may want to grab the winter gear. we have high pressure in control. we're starting out in the teens. there's a chance for snow later on. those dogs -- but that was the biggest dog i've ever seen. >> they are not big stars and they will get their own spread
in the fashion magazines. thank you. all kinds of fun stuff in dundalk. it is cold outside. 14 at the airport and did sykesville. 12 in westminster. 11 in taneytown. they're still a bit of a breeze. the wind has died down. near the water, we're getting occasional gusts to 8 or 10 miles per hour. that makes the temperature dropped into the single digits. 2 in parkton. this is what you want to address the kids for this morning who have to stand at the bus stop. skies are basically clear. no cloud cover up in pennsylvania. there is a clipper storm out of the midwest. nor precipitation associated with it but could produce a
couple of flurries as it moves across maryland. it should stay dry. the clouds will move and this afternoon. it will be cold with a high temperature of only 33. tonight, mostly cloudy and a chance for some snow flurries. not as cold as last night. it gets warmer going into the weekend. 43 tomorrow. 50 on friday. 52 on saturday. there could be some rain moving in on saturday night. possibly a mix of rain and snow with a high of 39. this arctic blast will be gone soon. >> repo men are targeting city hall. jennifer franciotti joins us live from city hall with more on
that story. good morning. >> for the city housing authority, it means they're about to lose a lot of property in order to pay for judgments awarded to two people who claim they were victims of lead poisoning when they were children. they cannot pay that money. iff is tagging several things that will be put up for auction, including a slew of computers. these items will be put up at auction. it will be a public auction that will be well advertised and anybody can go there and bid. the funds will go to pay for the judgment. we will let you know what the public option is. this is a situation that has gone to federal and state court. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you.
here is matt lauer with a look at what is coming up next on the "today" show. >> good morning. mitt romney narrowly wins the iowa caucuses by just eight votes over rick santorum. rick perry may drop out of the gop race. we will have complete coverage. new details on the murder three mr. rate following the discovery of a dead body. dr. oz will share a special diet plan. we will get donald trump's take the results in iowa and he will unveil the contestants for the new season of "celebrity apprentice." that and much more when we get started this morning. >> 14 degrees on tv hill.
this is the beltway. this is the harrisburg expressway at warrant road. southbound traffic is heavier at this time of the morning. -- the harrisburg expressway at warren road. the inner and the outer loops are picking up in volume but no delays to report. >> it will get warmer later this week. this is the coldest part of the day, right before sunrise. wind chills in the single digits. we will make it to 33 this afternoon. close to 50 by friday. it will get warmer. >> 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 weather any time at wbaltv.com, and stay connected with us on facebook and twitter.