tv 11 News Today NBC February 3, 2012 6:00am-7:00am EST
captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. happy friday. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> this is average for this time of year. everything is relative. it might feel chilly this morning. i'm using big words this morning. >> i am impressed. >> 32 degrees at the airport. we will make it up to 48 today and we should see plenty of sunshine. we will come back and talk about the possibility of some light rain or snow on superbowl sunday. >> good morning. a nice start this morning. 59 on southbound 95 coming down
towards the beltway northeast. not tracking anything significant on 895. 57 on the west side outer loop just past 70. the rest of the major roadways concealer to run smoothly and that includes 295 running southbound. 11 minutes on the west side outer loop. this is the fort mchenry. southbound traffic looks pretty good into the tunnel. this is traffic in the area of the key bridge. we're doing quite well at this hour. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a state trooper is rushed to shock trauma after it late-night chase. >> jennifer franciotti joins us
live outside with the details. >> it is remarkable this trooper was not hurt more badly that he was. the trooper was traveling on southbound 152 when somebody came up behind him flashing his lights and driving erratically. the trooper tried to pull the suspect over. the suspect is from harford county. ended up going in the northbound direction and that is when the suspect ran to the troope. r. the trooper rammed a fence. that suspect took off. as always being monitored. a deputy was able to spot the vehicle. the suspect crashed in abington.
the suspect was not hurt but he was taken into police custody. he is facing a number of charges including first-degree assault and many other traffic violations. the trooper was brought to shock trauma and was treated and released. he is expected to be ok. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. fallen police officer will be memorialized by having a city block named after him this morning. a road will be renamed william h. torbit way. he was shot and killed by friendly fire while responding to reports of a fight outside the select lounge. other officers did not realize he was a fellow officer.
is where his family lives -- straight bearing his name is where his family lives. there was damage done to it frostburg neighborhood. a teenager still holiday decorations and threw rocks. they have been released on their own recognizance after being arrested this week. all eyes on nevada this week. they will hold their gop caucus tomorrow. >> will mitt romney move on? lamar has more. -- kate amara has more. >> mitt romney is heavily favored in nevada. as nevada prepares for
saturday's caucuses, the gop candidates campaigned across the state, and donald trump arrived on the trail. the real-estate mogul endorsed mitt romney for president. >> mitt is tough, he's smart, he's sharp. he's not going to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country that we all love. >> i'm so honored and pleased to have his endorsement, and of course i'm looking for the endorsement of the people of nevada. >> the move is a blow to the gingrich campaign, which had leaked word their man had the endorsement sewn up. on thursday, gingrich took a shot at romney for saying the very poor already have a safety net. >> what the poor need is a trampoline so they can spring up and quit being poor. [cheers and applause] so i'm for replacing the safety net with a trampoline. >> rick santorum also jumped into the fray. >> what country does he live in? i mean, the very poor are always the ones who bear the greatest brunt when an economy is struggling. >> mitt romney says he misspoke and repeated that he's focused primarily on helping the
struggling middle class. >> you know, when you do i don't know how many thousands of interviews, now and then you may get it wrong, and i misspoke. >> after losing florida and losing big, newt gingrich is now protesting that state's winner-take-all rules, saying delegates should now be awarded proportionally. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> maryland republican congressman andy harris is accused of stifling the first amendment rights of a filmmaker. he was holding a public hearing into the natural gas drilling process known as frankincking. ordered john fox to be arrested . they complained fox did not have a permit to film the hearing. >> four men have been arrested associated with a deadly shooting at the towson town center.
police were able to arrest tyrone brown, frank williams, jermell brandon, and william ward for the shooting death of 19-year-old rodney pridget. police say the four man saw the man and coordinated the attack outside the mall. >> they put this together like the pieces of a puzzle and do the detective work that it takes to cooperate evidence like this. >> police have not made it clear what prompted the man to target pridget. a man in towson was kidnapped. this happened there washington avenue around 5:00 p.m. last thursday. two man pulled a gun and forced him to withdraw money from an atm before dumping him off in the city. residents are alarmed. >> they call me off guard.
it was so crazy it happened so close to a college. >> it is scary. i was walking by myself. >> police have a vague description of the suspects as they continue their investigation. >> an alleged assault at the hands of a police officer. video was taken from it camera back in 2010 and it shows a man named ricky thomas duck around a corner. then, an officer with a spotlight -- a flash light spots him. another officer identified as donyell briggs punches thomas in the face and appears to stomp on him. is a criminal investigation. >> he was given a probation
before judgment. the police department will have an internal investigation. >> at investigation could lead to several outcomes including termination. mta police have released a surveillance photo after a robbery in northeast baltimore. police say this man robs another man and then fled on foot. happened at 6:00 a.m. on january 8. call the mta place if you have any information. >> the government is blowing down the obstacles from keeping maryland from developing wind power energy. ken salazar announced a review found no environmental problems with the plan that puts wind turbines 10 miles off the
eastern shore. the state now can consider leases. >> we now know which particular areas off of the atlantic the federal government is now fast- tracking forward to offer for leases for development. that is a big deal. >> the general assembly is considering a bill that would cap utilities' for charging no more than $2 a month. >> 6:10. 34 degrees on tv hill. >> because a fee is listed doesn't mean you have to understand what it is for. >> advertisers are pulling out all the stops to make sure you keep talking about their super bowl adds after the game is over -- ads. >> some rain and snow is possible this weekend. >> it has been a pretty quiet
32 at the airport. 29 in parkton. there are some clouds out this morning. it will be a beautiful sunrise. this storm in the rocky mountains -- denver is getting hammered. they may pick up 20 inches of snow. some of that energy may give some rain or snow by the time we get to sunday. high pressure will be in control. we expect sunshine. are still above average. tonight, mostly clear skies. sunrise -- sunset at 5:29. high pressure will be control and it will block it tomorrow.
we will see an increase in the cloud cover. some of that storm will slide south of us on sunday across the virginia-north carolina border. it will be cold enough for a mix of rain and snow on sunday. if it shifts north, we could have more snow than rain. we will keep an eye on that. 48 today. there could be some rain showers at night on saturday. a mix of light rain or snow on super bowl sunday. temperatures back in the upper 40's by the middle of next week. 6:15. >> not too bad out there. this is 95. 59 miles per hour down towards
the beltway. moving well at the fort mchenry. 65 on southbound 83 towards the j.f.x. this is baltimore national pike. 54 traveling southbound towards 100. on route 2, there are traffic lights out at college parkway and at jones station. be extra careful along route 2. this is the harbor tunnel. this is traffic at baltimore national pike and starting to build in volume. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> prosecutors in pennsylvania would give gerry sandusky the names of the people.
the former defensive coordinator faces more than 50 counts of child sex abuse. his next court appearance is set for february 10. michael bloomberg is stepping up to the plate after funding was pulled this week. he will match up to $250,000 for planned parenthood. that funding was cut citing new policy guidelines. a judge is granted a delay in the court-martial of a soldier in the shooting at fort hood. the defense needs more time to prepare its case.
the massacre left 13 dead and 32 wounded was the worst mass shooting on a u.s. military installation. if convicted, he faces the death penalty or life in prison without parole. >> if you fly spirit airlines, an unusual? fee is tacking on $2. it is a way to combat new federal regulations like granting passengers the ability to change flights within 24 hours of booking without paying a penalty. they have launched an ad campaign. americans are gearing up to spend big bucks on valentine's days. consumer is will spend an average of $126
this year. that is up 8.5%. total spending could reach $17.5 billion. men will spend twice as much as women. advertisers want to make sure they get the most bang for those big bucks. some will be relying on social media to keep talking about their ads alive. people will be turning it to watch the big game and the commercials. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. which super bowl ads are you looking forward to seeing sunday? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. nintendo is hoping its new wii
will power up sales. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. apple is hard at work at the iphone 5 and they're expecting it this june.unvail the ipad 3 could be announced as soon as next month. nintendo has the new wii. there is a 6 inch touch screen control. users can switch camera angles or change the lighting or change the picture back to the touch screen. expected on time for the holiday season. pushing more jobs for veterans.
encouraging local law- enforcement agencies to hire thvets. we get the big january report later this morning. the dow was the loser on the day yesterday. the bloomberg maryland index was lower on losses for under armour. >> 6:20. 32 degrees on tv hill. the latest conditions for your morning commute. >> peyton manning continues to grab headlines. keith mills will have sports. >> 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're enjoying a pretty quiet ride. 86 on 952 harford county. moving well down to the beltway. 51 on the outer loop west side around baltimore national pike. 54 on the b-w parkway traveling down towards 100. 97 checking out ok. problem freak in harford -- problem
free in harford. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we have clear skies right now. 32 in jarrettsville. most is sunny skies and cooler than the last couple of days -- mostly sunny skies. here is keith mills. >> thank you. good morning. the patriots remained three- point favorites to win the super bowl. some think the giants are going to win. brady.ount out tom there is an ankle sprain for the tight end. the patriots were huge favorites to finish the season unbeaten four years ago.
>> given the games we lost this --r, you're in it to the end we're in it to the end. we never stop fighting. we just came up a bit short. to play 22 games this year and to fight is something we should be proud of. we expect that again in a few days. peyton manning is dominating the headlines. is doctors have cleared him to play football next year. tuna form will the where -- which uniform will be wwear? the colts likely to draft andrew
share the love with a delicious chocolate heart donut from dunkin'. spread the donut joy today. >> 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. a local this morning.
we have no right to complain -- a little cooler this morning. >> it will feel kind of chilly. .t is in the 30's right now we will make it up to 48 this afternoon. things will change as we move into the weekend. there could be some light rain or snow. >> and overnight traffic stop ends with a state trooper being sent to shock trauma up. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more details. >> this happened in harford county one minute after midnight. the trooper was in an unmarked police cruiser when he was traveling on mountain road and somebody came up behind and traveling at a higher rate of speed. the trooper did pursue that vehicle. they changed directions.
the suspect hit the cruiser. the cruiser went into a fence. it missed his head. he was taken to shock trauma. the suspect kept going and was later spotted by a sheriff's deputy. that pursuit ended in a crash in abington. that suspect is a 22-year-old man and is in the process of being booked facing numerous charges including first-degree assault. as for the trooper, he was brought to shock trauma and has been since treated and released. he is going to be ok. jennifer franciotti reporting live. >> a jury will resume
deliberations on monday. lee stephens is facing the death penalty. prosecutors say the person was stabbed to death in the former house of corrections in jessup. jury asked for more evidence on thursday. >> a man was stopped after trying to bring a cattle prod in his carry-on luggage. richard perrucci was cited for caring an unauthorized weapon on tuesday. was allowed to board his flight after surrendered the weapon. >> man will spend three years behind bars after mutilate three cats. in march of 2011, an investigation was launched after ethan weibman returned to its dead cats to a shelter.
the cats had died from blunt force trauma. 40 animals were found dead in a home. others were deprived of food and water. the rescue animals are ready for adoption. look at them. this is a cat about nine years old. she is a purebred siamese. cotton ball is it white gerbil. is quiet boy likes to explore. you can see these animals on our website, wbaltv.com. click on pets. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> it just got a little busier on the west side. we have an outer loop accident
at frederick road that is taking up the left lane. there are some delays in developing. 67 on southbound 97 to the glen burnie area. six the 4 on southbound 95. moving well at the fort mchenry pridget 64 on southbound 95. this is frederick. pretty heavy approaching the accident scene. we have a left lane closure because of an accident. this is harford in the northeast corner of the beltway. far so good on at 95. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. we will do the seven-day forecast. 32 degrees with clear skies. we will make it up to 48 today.
clouds will thicken up tomorrow. light rain or snow is possible on sunday. it to clear up by the middle of next week as temperatures are back in the 40's. stay tuned, as they say. >> 32 degrees on tv hill. a new name has entered the presidential election. >> a couple brings back a rock that earns them a pretty penny. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. which super bowl ads are you looking forward to seeing sunday? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to email@example.com.
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. 6:42. a city police officer will be memorialized by having a city block named after him this morning. wildwood park white will be renamed officer william h. torbit way. he was shot and killed by friendly fire. street that bears his name is or is family lives. four men had been arrested over the holiday. thanks to video surveillance,
olice were able to arrest tyrone brown, frank williams, jermell brandon, and william ward for the shooting death of rodney pridget. police have not made it clear what prompted the four men target pridget. advertisers want to make sure they get the most bang for their big bucks. they want talk about their ads long after they are off the air. people will be tuning in to watch the big game and the commercials. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- which super bowl ads are you looking forward to seeing sunday?
[laughter] >> i think a lot of people will be doing that. we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> today is the kickoff of super bowl weekend. it is the biggest game of the year. >> no sign of the indiana colt'' anymore. it is being transformed with the stage for madonna's halftime show.
>> this is a dream. i do not want to blow the surprise. i want people to be knocked out of their seat from beginning to end. >> i just hope she keeps her clothes on. >> no wardrobe malfunction. >> there will be no wardrobe malfunction. >> there is plenty to buy here. the hospitality is forree. >> it doesn't matter what they do. >> what is not free is parking. $60 on game day. they think they can squeeze 17 cars on their tiny loct. >> the city has been planning
this for five years. >> a new urban model for hosting super bowl s. >> what is appealing is the weather. no snow or ice like dallas last year. even at mother nature enjoys a good game. we'll hear from the nfl commissioner today. we will find out who the coach of the year is. tracie potts , wbal-tv 11 news. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> a few things going on. there is a west side problem at frederick road. it is off to the side. all lanes get by. we're down to 23 miles per hour. on the southbound harrisburg expressway, speeds around 57.
the j.f.x. smoothly into town. a problem in harford county, a vehicle fire. six the fork in the white marsh area on southbound 95. problem free at the harbor tunnel. this is the outer loop at frederick. building but most of that is a volume. the accident is off to the side. this is 95 at 24. southbound traffic continues to move well. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. things will change by the tail end of the weekend. it is ok for now. 32 at the airport. 28 in frederick. 34 in parkville. we have mostly clear skies.
a beautiful sunrise. go outside and check that out. a big storm in the rocky mountains is producing blizzard conditions around denver. a piece of that storm is going to slide across the country and maybe give us a chance for some light rain or snow on superbowl sunday. cooler conditions today but not bad for february. and rise in about 30 minutes -- sunrise in about 30 minutes. that storm starts to move into the plains states tomorrow. high pressure will block that activity. clouds will thicken up. the weather will be fine on saturday. that energy on sunday will
travel south of us. models have it for this out so we miss everything. it could be cold enough for a mix of rain or snow. if the moves further to the north, more snow. a big question mark for sunday. a chance for some light rain or snow on super bowl sunday. clouds will thicken up on saturday. dry during the day. a mix of light rain or snow on sunday. dry conditions and warmer temperatures by the middle of next week with highs back to the upper 40's. >> a traffic stop in harford county leads to a chase, injuring a state trooper.
jennifer franciotti has the dramatic story. >> police are grateful that there trooper is alive this morning. suspect in gauge the trooper overnight. this happened just after midnight -- the suspect engaged the trooper overnight. the vehicle was coming up behind at a high rate of speed and driving erratically. trooper pursuit of this vehicle and at some point they changed direction. that is what the suspect ran to the patrol car -- rammed that patrol car. the cruiser went into the fence. defense narrowly missed his head. -- the fence narrowly missed his head.
a deputy was able to track down the suspect. that led to another pursuit that ended in a crash in abington. suspect was taken into custody and is facing a number of charges including first-degree assault and multiple traffic violations. the trooper was brought to shock trauma where he was treated and released. he does have some bruises and cuts but otherwise is expected to be ok. report alive, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> crisis in the middle east. is really attack on iran -- israeli attack on iran could happen any matter of months. are too many kids being treated
miles per hour. it's an accident in harford county. spot on the bay bridge, watch for debris taking up a lane. says frederick in the outer loop -- this is frederick in the outer loop. everything looks good at all the way down towards the beltway northeast. >> we have had a cooldown. >> it will be 48 degrees this afternoon. we have been spoiled. it is a nice day. i declare it. thickening clouds and a chance for some light rain or snow on sunday. computer models are split. more you're looking for
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