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i am kate amara in washington. >> occasional wet weather this morning. [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. thank you for joining us this morning. >> will the rain put a damper on valentine's day? nothing >> could put a damper on valentine's day -- nothing to put a damper on valentine's day. you will not like my graphic. >> i know that. >> i like it so i will show it again. here is again, the valentine's day graphic. yay! it has taken on a life of its own.
you have to give the people want. 45 to 50 degrees for the high temperature. >> i will make you a valentine with a doily, just for you. let's check the roads. we have some debris on the key bridge that is blocking the left lane. we have a car fire in anne arundel county. 11 minutes on the outer loop northeast side. 10 minutes to travel south on 95 down towards 32. this is 95 at the fort mchenry. southbound traffic looks pretty good at the moment. take either to avoid the key bridge. we do have a closure in the inner loop of the key bridge. keep left and you should be ok
to get across. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a deadly shooting in north baltimore has city police looking for answers this morning. the family dollars store on 29th street. police say the victim was shot through the window of the store and he died at the hospital. prosecutors continued to lay out their case against a man who murdered a trooper. wesley brown was murdered after he was kicked out of an apple of 2010.n june there is no forensic evidence connecting williams to the crime. a dramatic day of testimony in charlottesville, virginia. lowell melser it tells us we can expect this morning.
>> you kind of get a feeling that the commonwealth is now closer than farther than resting its case either later today or possibly earlier tomorrow. the medical examiner was left on the stand yesterday. today he will continue to be questioned by the defense. then he will step down. a neurologist specialist will climb up on the stand. he'll testify and then the medical examiner will be recalled to discuss yeardley love's cause of death. there is some dna evidence we need to revisit. different swabs taken from both apartments. it will be interesting to see how that plays out. it is anyone's guess as to when the commonwealth will rest. we will stay on top of the case and have the latest development tonight at 5:00 and 6:00.. lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news. >> hours after baltimore officials said it is ok to
record public activity, a man is asked to lead while he was recording officers making an arrest. kim dacey is live at city police headquarters with more details. good morning. >> the incident happened early saturday morning in federal hill. the man uploaded the video to youtube and then filed a complaint with baltimore city police. scott cover came across the arrest in progress near the corner of east cross and patapsco streets. after about 30 seconds of recording the incident on his cell phone, one of the officers asked him to leave. just hours before this incident, baltimore city police issued a seven-page general order that says citizens have a right to film police on public property, and recording devices cannot be taken away except under certain circumstances. scott mentions the order during his encounter. >> i'm asking you to leave. >> all right. >> walk down the street. >> all right. >> down the street. >> and you guys do know you have a standing order to allow people to record it.
>> nobody took your phone away. you can record all you want. >> the incident is being investigated by baltimore city police to see if the officers violated any policies or procedures. reporting live at police headquarters, kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. a former police officer is being held without bail accused of raping a teenage girl. charging documents say he raped a girl. this is the third time he has been accused of sexually abusing a minor. he resigned from the department and had three years' probation. another girl accused him of sexual assaults. police have arrested a man they say sexually assaulted a girl. charles shelly was arrested after a girl said she was
fondled inside a car. he was mentoring young girls. >> the governor believes he is a few votes short of passing the same sex marriage bill in the house of delegates. he spoke to hundreds that rallied last night. placer the senate approved the bill but it did not make it too late to vote in the house of delegates. they hope the bill will pass this year. ulysses currie could soon learn his punishment. he was acquitted of federal bribery charges last year. he answered questions from a joint committee on legislative ethics. the committee could deliver its
recommendations later this week. >> the budget battle has begun on capitol hill. some republicans are calling it a campaign document. >> members of the administration will be on capitol hill this morning defending the president's budget strategy. a special delivery for congress. president obama's federal budget arrived on capitol hill monday sporting a $3.8 trillion price tag. the blueprint for fiscal year 2013 spends more on education, infrastructure, and transportation. >> at a time when our economy is growing and creating jobs at a faster clip, we've got to do everything in our power to keep this recovery on track. >> the plan also cuts $4 trillion from the deficit within a decade, paid for with a tax hike on the wealthy, and slashed government spending. the budget includes half a trillion dollars in defense cuts over 10 years. >> and the truth is, we're
going to have to make some tough choices in order to put this country back on a more sustainable fiscal path. >> as expected -- >> this is not a serious proposal. >> republican lawmakers immediately rejected the president's plan. >> somebody asked me if this budget was dead on arrival. i said, no, no, it's not dead on arrival. it is debt on arrival. >> the budget does not address entitlement programs, big debt drivers like medicare and medicaid. the gop says that threatens america's long-term outlook. >> so basically there's no change on our debt course, and it's a deeply troubling thing to me. >> republican lawmakers right now are preparing an alternative budget in a battle that is expected to play a major role in the november elections. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 6:08. 35 degrees on tv hill. it will be easier to pick up the new ipad.
>> with the houston makes her final journey home -- whitney houston. >> deep discounts in some colleges. morning and this how they make the chocolate behind the scenes. it is valentine's day. >> there is a problem at the key bridge and we will look for bridge and we will look for delays on the major
>> good morning. we're back with a live view of the skycam. it is in milder start to the day but we have a chance for rain. it is valentine's day. onere any chocolate factory, that started in 1917. you married into this family. this is a staple of baltimore. you have your work cut out for you today. you are already preparing the chocolate. we have already made these. now we're going to decorate
them. >> we call this putting strains on them. thetm.trings on thputting strin >> that is the white chocolate. this is the milk chocolate. how about that? my own masterpiece. i apologize to anyone who west to eat these. that is so much fun. >> we have about 100 pre orders. >> people can come out and get all kinds of chocolate. we are live here and we will have more details throughout the hour. let's get to our water cooler question of the day. it is valentine's day.
tell us what your special plans are for valentine's day. you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to email@example.com. i know i will be doing. i will be eating some chocolate- covered strawberries. would you eat my strawberries? >> sarah and mindy will take all of your mistakes. i want one with the snowflake on it and bring it back. thank you. live at the chocolate factory on valentine's day. there is a storm system coming through. this was pretty potent out in the midwest yesterday. there is a pretty thick cloud deck. the rain shower activity is not
impressive. look at the raider and you might think there's a lot of stuff going out there -- looked at the radar. most of the stuff is not hitting the ground. we have a 30% chance of some rain today. mostly cloudy skies today. at 3% chance for a rain shower -- 30%. not a big deal. high temperature between 45 and 50. temperatures drop back into the 30's tonight. high pressure takes control and it should be a nice day on wednesday, either side of 50 degrees. a better chance for rain on thursday. 48 for the high. dry on friday and saturday.
computer models are trying to develop a coastal storm. we could see a mix of rain and snow, even leading toward the snow. we'll keep an eye on that. 6:15. >> good morning. we are tracking some problems at the key bridge. you may want to consider the fort mchenry or the harbor tunnel. there is some debris in the right lane. an accident at hawkins. point. 60 on southbound 95 coming down towards the fort mchenry. this is the fort mchenry. southbound traffic moving pretty well. no delays at the harbor tunnel.
we are seeing delays at the key bridge. watch for an accident at hawkins point. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> whitney houston makes her final journey home to new jersey. expectedr's funeral is to be held later this week in newark, new jersey. she was under water and unconscious in a bathtub on saturday. she was 48 years old. same-sex couples now can get married in washington state. the law takes effect in june but opponents are reluctant to overturn it. vice president meets with president obama and joe
biden today. he arrived in the u.s. on monday. he is on track to become china's president next year. >> some good news for this year's high school graduates. a group of colleges is offering cheaper tuitions and fees for the upcoming school year. some of the biggest bargain include duquesne university in pittsburgh. seton hall is cutting tuition and fees by $25,000. they hope to attract more students from middle income families. more information on our website, wbaltv.com. verizon and at&t are getting ready to sell the new ipad.
jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. if you're hesitant to use a turbo tax, the maker of the program now has a free live help available by phone or online chat. that is an effort to grab more business. avon is planning to restructure its operations. an overhaul is needed to reverse two years of profit declines. quarterly results will be reported in a few hours. investors yesterday showing love for stocks. the bloomberg maryland index rose. look at shares of apple. the stock rallied above the $500 level.
the stock could go as high as $600. more rumors about a new ipad that runs on 4g wireless networks. apple appears to be planning a launch in early march. i'm jane king for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 6;20. 35 degrees 35-- 6:20. you may want to avoid the key bridge -- 35 degrees on tv hill. >> a shake-up for the terps offense after danny o'brien announced he will leave. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. tell us what your special plans are for valentine's day. you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. >> 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. kind of busy for those heading to the key bridge. the tunnels might be a better bet. we are tracking some debris on the key bridge in the right lane. avoid hocking'awkings point if u
can. looking good out of the white marsh area. delay-free on the rest of the major roads at this hour. is the harbor tunnel as an alternate. moving well at both tunnels at this hour -- use the harbor tunnel as an alternate. debris in the right lane of the inner loop. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the weather should not be a big problem on this tuesday morning. 35 at the airport. 41 downtown. radar is trying to pick up some rain showers. we have a 30% chance for a light rain shower or sprinkle. there could be some snow flurries in the mountains. high temperatures between 45 and
50 this afternoon. here is the man. >> thank you. good morning. we begin with college football. the maryland coaching staff was celebrate the signing of five star recruit from good counsel high school in montgomery county. now they have the departure of quarterback danny o'brien. he said he wanted to leave the program. his release was granted to sears after he was named the acc freshman of the year. he shared the quarterback and with c.j. brown last year. he is the 25th player to leave the program since randy edsall took over last year. legendary coach ron mitchell has put together a strong team at
coppin state. the eagles won last night. number 408 in the coaching career of one of the great guys in collegiate sports. that is michael harper, the senior from milwaukee. he finds kids out of nowhere. harper hits a shot to put coppin state up. maryland eastern shore with the desperate shot hits the back of the rim. coppin state wins. he keeps on winning games. the women's team at loyola nationalhe wales team last night. the women are off and running. the women are coached by a great player when she played at
maryland. a big showdown on saturday. towson man at johns hopkins. they're ranked number two in the country. >> thank you. 35 degrees on tv hill. find out what the mayor is the key to revitalizing baltimore city. >> youtube has a new video of baltimore police officers making an arrest. >> a jury decides the fates of an inmate convicted of murdering a maryland corrections officer. >> ava marie live at this chocolate factory.
seeave a 30% chance you'll passing rain shower on this valentine's day. nothing that will affect your plans this morning or this evening. a high temperature of 48. we will come back and check the seven day forecast going into the weekend. >> a baltimore man believes city police officers violated his rights by order him to leave while he was filming an arrest on his phone. >> is came hours after police said it was ok to record police activity in public. kim dacey has more details. >> the incident happened early saturday morning in federal hill. the man with the camera uploaded the video to youtube and filed an official complaint with the police department. >> you know, i saw the cops and the guy on the ground. >> scott cover was out walking early saturday morning in federal hill when he came across this arrest in progress near the corner of east cross
and patapsco streets. after about 30 seconds of recording the incident on his cell phone, one of the officers ordered scott to leave. >> no. >> take a walk, sir. >> she starts walking towards me. you can see in the video -- she pulls out her pepper spray as she's getting up off the ground.. >> i'm asking you to leave. >> all right. >> walk down the street. >> all right. >> down the street. >> and you guys do know you have a standing order to allow people to record it. >> nobody took your phone away. you can record all you want. >> scott was referring to a seven-page general order released by the baltimore city police just hours before this incident. it says citizens have a right to film police on public property, and recording devices cannot be taken away except under certain circumstances. you felt like you were harassed. >> yeah. >> scott insists that he wasn't looking for trouble, but says he was shocked that police officesr followed him even after he walked away. >> i'm leaving. >> turn around and walk.
give me your i.d. sir, i am asking your for your i'd. >> the incident is being investigated by baltimore city police's internal affairs department to determine if the officers violated any policies or procedures. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. >> a man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a child. the man was already one day into was trial when the change his plea to guilty on monday. he is expected to get a 45-year sentence. >> a judge will determine whether a patient is competent to stand trial for murder considered -- that took place inside the facility. this happened last october. police say a man offered information about the assault
but surveillance video shows him entering the victim's room twice on the night he was killed. the same jury that convicted lee stephens also says he can be put to death for the crime. under the new guideline, the defendant is eligible for lethal injections if there is a videotaped confession or dna evidence linking them to the crime. blood was found on his clothing. >> the mayor says she knows what it will take to bring families back to baltimore. the mayor said if baltimore can guarantee the basics like good public schools and decent jobs, people will move back. >> improving schools for kids. making our communities safer for families. tearing down vacant homes. listening to the concerns of our citizens and targeting our resources to respond, all while
reducing tax burdens. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. it is busy out there at the key bridge. we are tracking a couple of problems on the inner loop. the accident at hawkins point is only inner loop. there is an accident on the inner loop at hawkins point and some debris being cleared mid span of the key bridge. everything looks good at the harbor tunnel at the moment. dundalk avenue, an accident. some delays on the west side outer loop beginning at
liberty, 35 miles per hour heading down towards 70. this shows the accident at the key bridge. it is off to the right shoulder because it a bit of a delay. this is traffic leading up to the bridge. we are tracking some debris mid span of the key bridge. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie is doing chocolate this morning. >> good morning. this is my favorite day of the year because it involves a chocolate. this place has been open since 1917. it is a staple here in baltimore. there will open at 8:30 this morning. chocolate-covered strawberries is one of their hottest items. we have been decorating the strawberries with milk chocolate
and white chocolate. these are not the most beautiful strawberries. these are handmade. we have a snowflake for tony. there's my work. they open up at 8:30 this morning. go to our water cooler question of the day. tell us what your special plans are for valentine's day. you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to email@example.com. i know what i will be doing today -- eating lots of chocolate. there is a slight chance of showers today. a passing shower is possible. mostly a rain chance, 30%. 50 degrees tomorrow. 48 on thursday. we could see it snow on sunday.
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>> a story about a couple together now for over five decades. it has not been easy. baltimore is a different place and they have to endorse some serious challenges. barry simms explains. >> this is a story about a baltimore couple whose love was against the law. it caused them unjust hardship. the relationship has lasted more than half a century. it was tested by an antiquated law. shirley was indicted, arrested, and thrown in jail. her crime -- giving birth to a child fathered by a black man. their son was sent to an orphanage. >> at that time, they wanted to take shirley and make an example out of her. >> she still wonders why her life was turned upside down. >> how this all came about and why i -- they pursued it with me and not other people and things like that and i could not
never get answers. >> tonight, their incredible story -- the law that was designed to keep them apart and what they want the governor to do to make things right. i'm barry simms. >> 36 degrees on tv hill. still ahead, your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> major delays at the key bridge. >> if you sprinkles out there today. we have a better chance for rain and maybe some snow in the seven-day forecast. mostly cloudy skies but dry. mostly cloudy skies but dry.
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a woman who gave a pregnant 16- year-old the abortion pill has been sentenced to home detention. pled guilty to reckless endangerment by giving the teenager a dose of ru-486 that she got on line. teenager was 20 weeks along at the time. a deadly shooting in north baltimore. investigators were called to the scene just after 6:00 p.m. at the family dollar store. police say the victim was shot through the window of the store. he later died and eight area hospital. -- later died at an area hospital. $3.8 killion plan includes tax hikes on the wealthy. it cuts $4 trillion from the
deficit within a decade. republican lawmakers rejected the budget calling it class warfare and a campaign document. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> continue to track problems at the key bridge. if you take the inner loop, you may want to consider the tunnels this morning because we have some debris that continues to be cleared on the topside of the bridge. there are some delays because all lanes of the inner loop are closed. traffic is being detoured under the bridge. looking good at the fort mchenry. dundalk avenue, we are tracking an accident in dundalk and some delays falling into place around 795 down towards edmondson. everything else looking pretty good in terms of delays.
895 checking out just fine at the harbor tunnel. this is the key bridge. it is taking a while to clear that debris. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we check in live with ava marie. she is talking about valentine's day. >> good morning. we have been behind the scenes making chocolate. they were featured in "baltimore" magazine. i'm here with a top single. you are on. 125.e how did you get chosen? >> a friend wrote a great paragraph. a picture was centsent it. >> how exciting.
what was your reaction? >> i screamed. >> you work at the chesapeake bay foundation. your celebrity look-alike is jennifer garner. >> i can also fight crime like kher. i will do that for its chocolate today. this is about optimism and fun and love. this lets people know there are some fun people out there to get to know. every single person in the issue is a total individual and we are ready for a good time. >> what better way to talk about that is valentine's day. check out all the top singles on this valentine's day. the radar is showing we have some showers.
most of its is not reaching the ground. that would be so much fun to be featured in a magazine. i can only imagine. people will be knocking at your door. >> it is not a coincidence you are showing your wedding ring when you hold that up. ava is off the market. i have embarrassed ava. thank you. in the nexto ava half-hour on our digital channel. we have been watching this storm. this produce some moderates no in chicago and illinois. we have some cloud cover -- this produce some moderate snow.
therally a clout start for us -- generally cloudy start for us. most of this is not hitting the ground. we have a chance for a sprinkle in thetill floa snow flurry mountains. mostly cloudy skies today. 30% chance for a rain shower. no big deal. we'll keep that percentage through this evening. high temperature between 45 and 50. mostly cloudy tonight as temperatures drop back into the 30's. a much better chance for rain on thursday, 50 degrees. cooler on friday and saturday. the tail end of the weekend is
looking iffy. a chance for rain or snow with a high near 38 on sunday. >> hours after officials say it is ok to record public police activity, a man is ordered to leave as the records officers making an arrest. kim dacey is live to explain. >> the incident happened early saturday morning in federal hill. the man uploaded the video to youtube and then filed a complaint with baltimore city police. scott cover came across the arrest in progress near the corner of east cross and patapsco streets. after about 30 seconds of recording the incident on his cell phone, one of the officers asked him to leave. just hours before this incident, baltimore city police issued a seven-page general order that says citizens have a right to film police on public property, and recording devices cannot be taken away except under certain circumstances. the incident is being
investigated by baltimore city police to see if the officers violated any policies or procedures. reporting live at police headquarters, kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. here is ann curry with a look at what is coming up next on the "today" show. >> good morning. the latest on the death of whitney houston as her body arrives in new jersey. the producer who worked with her speaks out in a live interview. an american serving a prison sentence and nicaragua for crimes even drug agents say he did not commit. what is family is doing to win his freedom. how the family is moving forward. catching up with taylor swift to talk about her new career and
movie and music when we get started on a valentine's day morning here on "today." >> thank you. >> this morning we asked -- tell us what your special plans are for valentine's day. >> or maybe a glass of wine. >> all right. >> we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. hope everybody has a good day. >> 36 degrees on tv hill. >> coming up, we'll take a last look at weather and traffic before you head out to start
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>> do not take the key bridge. >> the problem is the inner loop. the inner loop is closed because of some debris. traffic is being detoured onto the bridge. we have an accident in dundalk. this is the harbor tunnel. you may want to take this as your alternate to the key bridge. we can see the detour under the bridge.
>> problems not weather-related. >> there is a chance for a couple of sprinkles, 30%. you may run into a few sprinkles. 48 today. a nice day. here is the cheesiest weather graphic on the digital channel at 7:00 a.m. if that doesn't get people to switch over to the digital channel, i do not know well. >> i think i may watch. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> follow breaking news and weather any time at wbaltv.com, and stay connected with us on facebook and twitter.