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i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> i was tempted to turn on the air conditioning last night. >> it will be 86 today. don't feel bad if you turn the air conditioning on. dress appropriately. we're in the mid 60's. it is already 64. a mixture of sun and clouds. it will be warm but not terribly humid. 86 is the high temperature. some thunderstorms will develop over the mountains. they could drift over towards us this evening. it will be dry today. >> good morning. we have closures on the j.f.x. the left lane is closed in each
direction of the j.f.x. for the next two months. we're not seeing any significant delays right now. everything moving well on the north side, a 55 miles per hour all the way down the west side down to edmondson. 57 on southbound 295 towards 197. eight minutes on southbound 895 down to the harbor tunnel tolls. 11 minutes to travel the west side outer loop stretch. this is 95 towards the fort mchenry. southbound traffic looks pretty good but volume is building. we switch over to captain ride flying above the j.f.x. and we are not tracking any delays. we do anticipate that to be the case as volume picks up. leave early with a left lane
closure in both directions. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the j.f.x. lane closures is our big story this morning. >> get ready for gridlock. kim dacey is live in northwest baltimore with the story. >> right now and looks okay. one lane of southbound is close but things are moving just fine. skyteam 11 is taking a look at the j.f.x. from above. increase in volume this time of the morning. no delays yet. city officials are urging folks to avoid the j.f.x. if possible. one lane in each direction between 29th street and northern parkway is shut down and that is expected to last at least two months. crews are working to repair
crushed drain pipes. drivers are urged to familiarize themselves with secondary roads. >> we will have one lane closed in each direction, which means capacity will be decreased in each direction. this will be challenging. >> skyteam 11 will continue to give you the updates. for a list of alternate routes, you can find them on our website, wbaltv.com. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a police officer was rushed to shock trauma after being struck by a car at a traffic stop. this was on eastbound route 50. three people were inside the car that struck him.
the officer is expected to recover. a motorcycle crash on the beltway. walter elliot jr. was riding his bike. he slammed into a sign at was pronounced dead at shock trauma. no word as to what set off a brush fire in edgewood. the flames were spotted just before 2:00 a.m. at beach dr ive boulevard. only one building and one boat were destroyed. >> an aerial assault on saturday. nearly 100 tornadoes killed five people. we have more from the hardest- hit part of oklahoma.
>> this was a monster system. >> it did not sit still for long. caring away anything in its path. >> everything is gone. >> now the survivors sift through the pieces that were left behind. five people were killed in oklahoma. a father and two children died. >> there were his girls -- thety they were his girls. warning sirens were apparently damaged during another storm early on saturday and did not sound as the deadly twister moved in.
>> i thought about this ever since we lost five people. so, i would think it would have helped. >> help so many desperately need right now. schools are closed here today. classes will resume tomorrow. it will be at longer until anything resembles normal here. >> incredible devastation. 61 degrees on tv hill. you'll be able to make some money on your old cd collection. >> do they cover 8-trackis, too? a blaze in the big apple. >> making some extra cash during
>> good morning. this is a live shot from the skycam. the sun is slowly coming up. 67 degrees downtown at the inner harbor. i'm alive that fells point and we're getting ready for privateer day. tell me the difference between a pirate and a privateer. >> come down to the festival to find out. a full day event on saturday. fun for all ages. food vendors and craft vendors. >> and for all ages. we have the clumsy crawl. >> this is the grog garden. have the heavy seas brew.
and the hamburger wagon. >> and there is a pub crawl. >> goes until 6:00 p.m. until the bars close to. all sorts of fun things to do that day. >> that sounds like so much fun. come down to fells point this saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. the children can hear a pirate stories and they can get their faces painted. we will get a quick check of the radar. >> rrrradar! >> a storm system is moving through. we will go back to tony. do not bring any weapons. >> tell him to say radar. >> rrrrradar!
>> that is how you have to say it. >> i will do that for two weeks in advance. thank you. that will be a fun day on saturday. it will feel like summer today. temperatures will be in the mid 80's. high pressure off the coasts. the temperatures will be pushed to near record-setting levels. the record for today is 90. we will be close to it. we could see some severe weather in western maryland late this afternoon or this evening. some of those storms may drift over towards the baltimore into early tonight. these are not severe in nature. they will start to regenerate later this morning and into this
afternoon. it is in the mid 60's in many areas. 64 degrees at the airport. a local or up north. 52 in frederick. -- a little cooler up north. not quite as humid. a chance for thunderstorms this evening with a high temperature around 86. the average high is 65 and the record is 90. we'll come close to the record. after the front goes through tonight, scattered thunderstorms and will cool off. 74 tomorrow. in the 60's to the middle portion of the week. we could use some rain. the chance for rain goes up into the weekend. 6:13. here is sarah.
>> good morning. we have a few problems. let's get you up to date. in edgewood, pulaski highway, a new accident. the j.f.x., we're monitoring that for delays. it is getting a little sluggish as volume builds. we're watching that. in howard county, we have some fire department activity. so far so good on the entire belt like at this hour. this is the harrisburg expressway at padonia road. traffic is building as you make your closer to the beltway. this is 83, a live view from skyteam 11. not seeing any delays at the moment. things are moving well. we're watching as of volume picks up this morning. we will keep you posted. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11.
back to you. >> thank you. the politics of the tax code takes center stage in the senate today as the vote of the so- called buffett rule. it was named after warren buffett who admits he pays a lower tax rate than his secretary. 17 new york city firefighters were hurt battling a blaze over the weekend. two civilians were also hurt. roger clemens will return to court in his retrial. a judge declared a mistrial in this perjury case. the judge said the prosecutors made a gaffe.
>> the world's largest on-line marketplace is about to open a virtual free market for year-old cd's.d shoppers can receive store credit. no word on how much money old cd's could be worth. drivers can earn some money by going about their normal travels. signofcars.com matches people with businesses. drivers get a sign that goes on top of your car. how much the driver gets paid
depends on the specific of the contract with each advertiser. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. would you drive around with an advertisement on top of your car to make extra money? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. being a stay home mom is a hard job but how much should it pay? jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. about-ks doing and about face. there is a more modest goal of serving a 5% of their drinks in mougs. more dishes needed to be washed. a maximum fine for google after examining how they gather
personal e-mail and other materials. google says there were not found to violate any laws. back on friday, we did have a down day. slumping consumer confidence and slow economic growth in china. the bloomberg maryland index was lower on losses for t. rowe price. how much moms would be paid if they got a paycheck. moms work about 95 hours a week -- $113,0000, for an annual salary. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> health concerns. robin gibb is in a cova after
contracting pneumonia -- is in a coma. he has been battling stomach and colon cancer. his website has been taken down. stage-four prostate cancer. he is being treated by a team of doctors in los angeles. he says his prognosis is positive for a full recovery. >> 61 degrees on tv hill. the orioles finished out their first road series. could they make a sweeping? >> we will keep you posted on the morning's traffic problems. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
edgewood road. on the j.f.x., still moving well through the construction zone, 44 miles per hour. howard county, track recent fire department activity. up to speed on the beltway. -- tracking of fire department activity. all the major roadways in good shape. this is the harrisburg expressway at padonia road. southbound traffic is still moving well down towards the beltway. this is traffic from skyteam 11. we're not seeing any delays. hopefully people are using the alternates. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. no problems for the weather this morning. we're where we should be for the average highs for the day. 64 at the airport. 52 degrees in frederick. it will be a warm day today.
temperatures in the mid 80's this afternoon. it should be dry during the day. we will come back and check the forecast going into the weekend. here is keith mills. >> thank you. good morning. the orioles aren't chicago this morning. they will play the white sex. the orioles lost on sunday to the blue jays -- they will play the white sox. it was jackie robinson day yesterday appeared everybody wore number 42, including adam jones. adam having fun against kyle with a monster home run. 2-1 orioles.
this home run from edwin encarnacion. 3-2 blue jays. kevin gregg replaced brian matusz. gregg walked two. that is not getting it done. 9-2, toronto wins. baltimore is tied for first with the yankees. raven is open their off-season conditioning program today. did not expect ray rice or cary williams to take part. ray lewis and ed reed also not expected to be there. lee evans will not be back with the ravens. he is expected to sign a contract with jacksonville. i would have liked to see the ravens bring him back.
it looks like he will be gone to jacksonville. the biggest story in men's lacrosse is not virginia or syracuse or duke. it is loyola. they are 11-0. >> we traveled out to denver and got a win. knowing that we're going back in two weeks and we have the ability to win a big game, puts a lot of confidence in our guys. >> number 1 virginia lost. >> thank you, keith. police make an arrest in the st. patrick's day assaults. we'll hear from the police commissioner. >> we're monitoring the traffic
>> 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. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. get out the short sleeves. today will be warm. gear.ess in the summer we're starting out in the 60's. we will make it up to 86 today with a mixture of sun and clouds. . we'll come back and look at the
seven-day forecast. >> you might want to avoid the j.f.x. this morning. >> road work is started with lane closures in each direction. that could cause some big backups. kim dacey joins us with details. the volume is not immense but that could pick up shortly. >> we're starting to see a bit of a backup. there was an accident on the j.f.x. around 29th street pier it was a chain reaction crash as folks slammed on their brakes. it is blocking two of the lanes. you can see the accident scene. the left lane is block for construction now the second left in is also blocked because of the accident. traffic is crawling by.
the back of is southbound on the j.f.x. in the area of 29th street. we will give you an idea of what we're looking for as far as going for in the next couple of months. there's no doubt the j.f.x. is the most convenient way to get in and out of downtown baltimore. it will become more of a mess. construction is already underway. officials have an urgent message for drivers. >> please stay off the j.f.x. >> one lane in each direction will be closed. crews are working to repair crushed drain pipes, which will help prevent sinkholes from forming. >> we will have one lane closed in each direction, which means capacity will be decreased in each direcon. this will be challenging.
>> drivers are urged to familiarize themselves with secondary roads. falls have rush hour and th roads will be backed up. to me it is ridiculous. >> i have been driving for a long time and i don't think one lane will be a huge issue. learn how to merge and be more courteous on the roads. .hen it shouldn't be a problem >> that accident looks like a fender bender. two lanes are blocked southbound on the j.f.x. sky team 11 will remain over the scene. that backup is created because there is one lane of traffic getting died because of the accident scene. this is in the area of 29
straight. as of our website for a list of alternate routes -- visit our web site. >> no word on an arrest into a deadly shooting in baltimore. police say phillip scott was shot multiple times. he was taken to shock trauma but did not survive. a second person was shot but was not injured. >> a million-dollar bail has been set for a person assaulted a tourist. police arrested aaron parsons in connection with the attack. officials say it was aaron parsons who threw the punch that knocked down the victim.
the police commissioner expressed his feelings. >> these are the standards for conduct that we expect in baltimore. there's a price to pay. >> police are still trying to track down these suspects. these three people are wanted in the case. if you know who or where they are, you're asked to call baltimore police. >> a scandal involving a dozen secret service members remains. lawmakers on capitol hill are asking questions about the incident. >> president obama addressed the scandal while still in colombia. he says he has full confidence in the secret service. he will be angry if the allegations are true. an embarrassing scandal over the trip to the international
summit in colombia. -- an embarrassing shadow. 11 agents are accused of misconduct involving prostitution. >> what happened here in colombia is being investigated by the director of the secret service. i expect that investigation to be thorough and i expect it to be rigorous. >> the alleged incident involves several women, some allege to be prostitutes. they were brought to this hotel by the secret service. a formal report revealed the scandal. -- eight reporter revealed the scandal -- a reporter revealed the scandal. >> one of the agents refused to pay. she complained to the police. >> the agents were sent back to washington and placed on administrative leave. prostitution is legal in some parts of colombia. this is a breach of agency conduct. >> this kind of a breach is a breach in the federal work
force. they just do not protect the president. >> the defense department has also ordered its own inquiry. five of its personnel may have violated curfew -. tara mergener, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. we have an accident that is adding to the problems. this is a live view showing the right lane is squeezing by in the southbound direction at 29th street. we have a left lane closure. this is causing a major backup. it is a fender bender but adding to those delays this morning. we will continue to monitor this. this is greenspring. inner loop traffic is still moving towards the j.f.x.
no sign of a spillover on to the north side of the beltway. this is some maps and the j.f.x. is down to 19 miles per hour through the construction zone. liberty road near rolling road, we have an accident moving in. watch for some of fire department activity. one problem at pulaski highway and edgewood road in harford county, an accident. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie is creating a new weather language. >> ahoy, sarah. we're getting ready for privateer day. >> on saturday. >> i'm here with captain peppercorn.
thank you for letting us board. there will be pirates swarming this place on saturday. >> all day long and all kinds of activities for all ages. war of 1812 and the square is full of vendors and food and live music. this will be a full day of events. it is family-friendly event. >> it sounds like fun. it will be a good time. 80's.we're in the a slight chance for thunderstorms this evening. we will see cooler temperatures midweek. the event is rain or shine on saturday. if i do not come back this morning, you know where i am. >> 6:37.
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george annas owners coming up next on -- you can find out more about george and his owners coming up next on the "today" shows. coming up, a look at today's top stories. >> we have construction and an accident on the j.f.x. >> it will feel like summer today as temperatures soared into the 80's. we will check the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. 64 degrees at the airport. 64 degrees at the airport.
a police officer is rushed to shock trauma after being struck by a car at a traffic stop. this happened just before 10:00 p.m. on sunday night. he was hit by an oncoming car. two of the people inside the car are in custody. no word on an arrest into a deadly shooting in west baltimore. police say phillip scott was shot multiple times on saturday night. witnesses say scott cut into an argument with a group of men before shots were fired. a second person was reportedly shot at in the incident was not injured. a teacher is facing 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to of sexual relations with students on and off campus.
he was teaching english at glen burnie high school when he had numerous encounters with three students. police say he drove to a student's home. he will be sentenced at the end of the month. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we're seeing problems on the j.f.x. because of constructions and an accident. this view shows the delay forming southbound on the j.f.x. the accident in the heart of the construction zone and it is causing a backup. the right lane gets by only. watch for delays. 10 miles per hour on average getting used to that point.
we switch over to greenspring, inner loop traffic still looking pretty good towards the j.f.x. utilize those alternates with the construction in place on the j.f.x. we have an accident at liberty road and rolling road. eastbound 70, looking at a volume-related delays. fire department activity. one problem in the harford area. you may want to take 95 coming down from harford county. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie it is taking over a pirate ship. our facebook fans are all saying rrrrradar ! >> we are live on board a pirate
ship at fells point. we're getting ready for privateer day on saturday from 11:00 until 6:00 p.m. you are the captain of this boat and another boater called a farewell. you will be having a battle. >> the urban pirates ship and a change into captain linda on the schooner. we will be having a battle. we will be invading the broadway. there will be firing back to protect the city of fells point. >> that will happen around 5:00 p.m. lots of loud noises and a lot to see. >> we will be firing the weapons and people should come to broadway pier to get the best
view of the battle. >> you can go to urbanpirates.com more information. let's check the radarrrr! we can see a storm system moving through kentucky and tennessee. we will go back to tony. i don't think i want to come back today. >> sarah wants them to do a traffic one. they are giving you a cut. ask them to do a traffic one. >> we need something for "traffic." >> there are no good r's in "traffic." ro's many r's -- too many
's in "traffic." we will make it into the 80's this afternoon. we could see some thunderstorms this afternoon and some to be strong. thunderstorms out in western maryland late today and this evening. there is a line of thunderstorms right now. these are not severe. as they come across the mountains, we'll get some of that stuff here in baltimore. 64 degrees at the airport. 50 in frederick. a mixture of sun and clouds. it will be warm. a chance for a few thunderstorms this evening. high temperature of 86 degrees. the average high temperature is 65. the record is 90. we might get there, in that
neighborhood. it will cool down a little bit tomorrow but still mild, 74 degrees. 60's on wednesday. we could use some rain and there is a good chance this weekend. temperatures around 70 with often non showers and thunderstorms. >> time now for a last look at one of our big stories. we're keeping a close eye on the traffic troubles on the j.f.x. kim dacey has the latest and the impact on the morning rush. >> really not good. we have a bad accident that is taking up two lanes. it is taking up an additional lane. only one lane is getting by
southbound on the j.f.x. you want to avoid it if you can. city officials are urging folks to avoid the j.f.x. if possible. one lane in each direction between 29th street and northern parkway is shut down and that is expected to last at least two months. drivers are urged to familiarize themselves with secondary roads. that is to avoid the traffic delays. for a list of alternate routes, you can go to our website, wbaltv.com. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. that looks like such a mess. 6:53. >> coming up, we'll take a last look at weather and traffic together before you head out to start your day.
>> let's get to some of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- would you drive around with an advertisement on top of your car to make extra money? >> nice of you to write in, mindy. we will post more of your answers on the front page of our website, wbaltv.com. >> it is a horrible morning.
>> we knew the j.f.x. would be in bad shape. we have an accident. it is incredibly crowded headed southbound on the j.f.x. two lanes are closed with an accident. we have three medics on the scene. once that is clear, we will let you know. some of the alternates have accidents this morning. park heights at northern parkway, an accident. >> it will be nice today appeared we will be dry. 86 this afternoon. >> the cars will start overheating. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today.
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