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bin laden anniversary. i am nikole killion in washington with more, coming up. >> a man is climbing police brutality against baltimore police. >> is this year's schedule of the baltimore grand prix getting out of control? >> can the rain put a damper on your morning commute? [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. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> the heaviest rain is east of baltimore. it will take the rest of the drive time to clear rout out. you can see the thunderstorms on
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the right hand part of the screen. they are going through parts of queen anne's county and up and cecil county. you folks in the eastern suburbs will get the heavy rain. light rain around baltimore until 8:00 or 9:00 a.m. the rain will end early this morning, this first batch. showers and thunderstorms possible later this afternoon or this evening. high temperature around 80 degrees. we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend. first we say good morning to sarah. >> it appears the rain is impacting your rush. eastbound 100 at 295, we have a crash reported. we're checking to see if they are one and the same period a pedestrian-involved accident at
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franklin avenue. moving well on the north side. we will see some early morning delays as you make your way over towards the west side because the roads are getting wet. 51 making a way down towards baltimore national pike. this is york road. outer loop traffic is building as you travel towards towson. this is 95 at the fort mchenry. we have some delays southbound towards the tunnel. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the war of words continues to escalate between president obama and mitt romney. >> nikole killion joins us live to explain how the rhetoric is ratcheting up. >> good morning. president obama is defending his handling of the raid and
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hitting back over excessive celebrating over the anniversary. this ad is what is generating all of the controversy. it charges mitt romney would not have ordered the raid to kill osama bin laden. >> even jimmy carter would have given that order. >> president obama took issue with mitt romney's response. even though he did not mention him by name. >> people should look at everybody's previous statements about whether we should go into pakistan and take out bin laden. >> president referenced a comment by the former governor. >> not worth spending billions of dollars to try to catch one person. >> a romney spokesperson accused using the anniversary as a cheap political ploy. the campaign also seems to be
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capitalizing on the milestone. mitt romney is set to appear in new york today. >> rudy guiliani still symbolizes to many americans the tough response to september 11. i suppose it is a good thing. >> rudy guiliani just endorsed mitt romney last week. today will be their first meeting. mitt romney said he is proud to have the support of the distinguished leader. >> what are the polls saying? >> the gallup poll shows that at a dead heat as mitt romney closes the gap against president obama. he is up by just a point. >> nikole killion, thank you. >> smart night, nbc goes inside the situation room -- tomorrow
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night. >> when you look at it, does the conjure up inside of you/ >> that is how i use a look when my husband dragged me to an action movie. it conjures up all the emotion. it was an extraordinary experience and a great privilege to be part of. >> you can watch the conversation wednesday at 9:00 p.m. right here on wbal tv 11. a group of people stabbed a man several times. he said he was attacked on monday night while visiting a friend in edgewood. he was stabbed multiple times in the upper torso. there is a $2,000 reward for information leading to an
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arrest. another milestone coming up today. a group organizing the grand prix has run at of gas. the indycar series is looking for a new team. the team has missed several deadlines. it is four months before the green flag drops. a new youtube video has surfaced. some say police went too far. kim dacey is live with reaction from both sides of the controversy. >> thomas threatt and three otherrs were arrested and charged with inciting a riot at the protest. the video shows them arrested
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near johns hopkins university. the march was united for more jobs. in the process, police say they blocked traffic. one man says police told him to clear the streets. you can see police as they get on the ground to handcuff him. he said he was not fighting police. but they continue to mace and beat him. police are standing behind the action and the officers involved pointing out two senior officers are seen on the video. >> the tape is not all that alarming to me. i saw people around the streets, and officers arrived trying to get them settled and on to the sidewalk. >> they were about to spray me, and i covered my face because i was not resisting arrest. i was laying there and they were spraying me. >> he says he plans to file an
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assault. planned's assembly is to talk about other allegations of police misconduct this summer. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> investigators released a sketch of a suspect after a string of sexual assaults. the attacks in hyattsville began back in january. the latest incident happened if you days ago on april 20. the victim said she was forced into the woods by a white male. he has a mustache. anyone with information should call maryland national capital police. >> julius henson is accused of releasing an automated phone call telling voters they can stay home during the 2010 election.
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lawyers say the cases as much about politics as anything else. >> we have been talking for 18 months. i think that the jurors and the judge will find that the call was made and it was a good call. it was not my decision to put a tag on the call. >> prosecutors hope to limit what the defense can say about the political context of the case to the jury. >> the o's are off to their strong start in years. many fans are hungry for a winning season. tickets and souvenir sales are on the rise. there are some hard numbers. but showalter has always produced a winning record in the second full year with a team --
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buck showalter. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the orioles can continue their strong performance throughout the rest of the season? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. we are not trying to jinx things. >> teeth will join us later for highlights from last night's game -- keith mills will join us later. >> get ready to dig deeper to pay for your summer travel. >> a controversial figure launches a new website. >> if you're interested in going to the u.s. open, there is an auction. >> a busy morning rush as accident start to come in.
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>> good morning. this is a live view from the skycam. there are a lot of clouds. 59 degrees at the maryland
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science center. we're talking at greenspring racquet club. this is exciting. your foundation was awarded two vip tickets to the u.s. open. >> we are kicking off the auction today. we have two tickets to attend the u.s. open. you'll be in the presidential box. you'll be hobnobbing. exclusive use of the grounds. this is a day pass. this is a great time to go. >> people can bid on this tennis racket. >> it is signed by the former number 1 player in the world. she won the u.s. open.
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we love kim clijsters. perperson.weet bing person can e-mail me or text mae. they are good for one week. will announce the winner. >> they are starting off the auction right now. you can start bidding for those vip tickets and the racket signed by kim clijsters. showers are pushing to the east. i wear many hats but today i am an auctioneer. >> you're going to participate.
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you will try to place some tennis. >> i will try to place some tennis. >> lots of cool tennis. two tickets to the u.s. open. presidential box. stan stovall sits in the presidential suite. the first batch of rain will be with us for the next several hours. we will get a bit of a break. another batch of storms near st. louis. that impulse is moving fast. it will arrive here late in the afternoon or evening. the sun will come out and we'll get some breaks. maybe around lunch time, some sunshine. 55 degrees in taneytown.
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a mixture of sun and clouds. showers this morning and may be a thunderstorm. another chance for showers and thunderstorms into the evening hours. temperature close to 80 degrees. cooler tomorrow. mid 70's. a slight chance for rain shower on wednesday. it will feel like summer by the end of the week. another front on friday with some scattered showers and thunderstorms which will not be temperatures into the low 70's on saturday and sunday. we have broken the drought pattern we were in. 5:17. >> the rain is impacting your rush. we have an accident northbound on 97 approaching 32. you may start to see some delays. northbound 295 at 100, a
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slowdown. watch for an accident in the city along frankfurt avenue. police and medics on the same. a delay on the west side outer loop just past 70. 295 southbound from 175, dealing with delays. 95 at the fort mchenry, we have wet roads. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> nearly a dozen people are hurt after a fire in california. this happened on monday evening. several residents had to jump from second story windows for safety. the attorney for george zimmerman is helping him go public. there is a website that provides
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information pertaining to the case and has a space to submit questions. specific details in the case will not be discussed. >> domestic air fares reach the highest level on record last year and they are headed even higher. u.s. air force jumped more than 8% -- u.s. air fares jumped more than 8% this year. the price hikes don't take into account baggage check fees. heidi klum has a new line of clothing for your babies. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. good news if you have a 41 k retirement plan. -- for a one k
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401-k retirement plan. wall street will get u.s. auto sales this morning. a report on manufacturing. into a economy is back recession. the bloomberg maryland index down on losses for stanley black & decker. a new 3d mirror that lets you try on outfits without putting them on. retailers are providing more of what customers get what they shopped on-line including a wider selection and electronic orders. heidi klum is launching a celebrity line of goods. cheap chic celebrity craze.
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betting and the accessories. expect to see it sometime this fall. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 6:21. 58 degrees on tv hill. sarah was the traffic report next. >> the orioles take on the new york yankees. keith mills will have highlights. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. dealing with some wet roads and some accidents to watch for. there is some delays. a bigger backup developing in the southbound direction down towards 100 on 295. another accident on northbound 97. two crashes in the city. be careful. doing pretty well in terms of the delays. slower than usual because of the rain. 295 dealing with some slow
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spots. 95 south into the tunnel, a little sluggish and same situation at the harbor tunnel. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we still have some rain to contend with this morning. light to moderate rain around the beltway and up and down 95. maybe some thunder from time to time. this is moving west to east. it will clear out in a couple of hours. this rain will taper off. we might get another rain of rain with dry weather in the middle of the day. high temperature near 80. here is keith mills, the man. >> thank you. good morning. we can all agree the orioles are a better team this year. they have to figure out a way to beat the yankees.
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2-1, yankees win game 1 of the series. the orioles take the early lead. chris davis new hits it out. adam jones scores. 1-0 orioles. the yankees answer. mark to share -- mark teixeira. that was close. at first.y, he is a firs two-run home run from eric chavez. the hit is good. derek jeter starts the double play. jason hammel loses his first game as an oriole.
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the caps play the rangers in game two in manhattan. the caps came out ready to play. great effort from jason chimera. he gets the rebound off the skate. 2-0 caps. the rangers tei it it it. -- the rangersed 0 tie it. tomorrow night. tamara nigh a rookie free agent. >> good news for b.g.e. customers. tells on a rate cut -- details on a rate cut.
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>> i am kim dacey. >> pit bull owners upset over a court ruling. why are animal shelters so concerned? >> the rain is not helping
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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. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. later? see the sun >> the rate will stick around this morning for the next couple of hours -- the rain will stick around then it should take off during the middle of the day. storms could come back by the end of the day. a warm day with high temperatures near 80. we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend. >> a group of community activists are calling for the batch of five police officers. >> they say they have the video
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evidence to prove it. kim dacey is live with details of. >> the police department stands behind what you're about to see. man arrested is calling it police brutality. >> this youtube video shows police taking action. there was a march for more jobs. in the process, police say they blocked traffic. >> when you have a large crowd, it is easy for a situation to get out of control. you take them into police custody and get them out of there for their safety. >> the man in dreadlocks, thomas threatt, says police told him to clear the streets. >> i guess i didn't get to the sidewalk fast enough. there were a lot of people. i was on my way to the sidewalk and i got attacked. >> you can see police maced him in the eyes.
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>> the camera angle doesn't allow you to see beyond the threat. they continued to mace and beat him. >> they were about to spray me, and i covered my face. i was not resisting arrest. i was just laying there. they kept on spraying me. >> anthony guglielmi stands behind the action taken. >> the tape is not all that alarming to me. i saw people around the street, and officers arrived trying to get them settled and on to the sidewalk. >> thomas threatt and three others were arrested. he plans to file complaints against the officers. a group is backing thomas threatt and their planning a people's assembly to talk about other allegations of police misconduct this summer. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> some good news for city
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homeowners. measure has been approved to reduce the property tax rate by 20 cents. a home assessed at $200,000 will see a reduction of $40 and it would increase to $400 by the year and 2020. b.g.e. customers get ready to pay less for their utility bills. customers will likely see their bills increase. customers will save an estimated $54 a year. that comes on top of the onetime $100 credit. >> maryland house and senate leaders expected to meet this
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year to finalize a plan to hold a special session to finalize the budget. both agree that action needs to be taken before the so-called doomsday budget takes effect. jack young introduce a resolution calling for a special session on monday night. >> a doomsday budget would hurt baltimore in a big way. >> the time line would give governments time to meet their budget time lines. there was a ruling stating pit bulls are inherently dangerous. and a 5% of dogs -- 95% of dogs taken by barcs are pit bulls.
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>> we do expect that that will happen. it is a scary thought. we're inundated already. the last thing we want to do is take in more dogs. >> plus liability on landlords who allow -- it puts liability on landlords who allow pit bulls in their buildings. >> a condition develops when small pieces of tissue are left in the patient, of intent to form a mass which can grow to the size of a grapefruit. an alternative is proving effective. >> using this as a tool to enter the space -- blood vessels and
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so on and remove the remnants without injuring those vital organs. >> women who have the syndrome when not have the usual post menopausal syndrome associated with having their ovaries removed, like night sweats and depression. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> the roads are wet. let's update you on westbound 100 on the ramp to 295. southbound 295 showing some backing traffic. northbound 97 approaching a 32, we had an accident reported. in the city at pratt street, watch for a crash. another at holabird avenue. some delays forming on the
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j.f.x. to the construction zone. this is southbound 295 at 175 down towards 32. 50 at 97 and not showing any delays leading up to 97. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. . ava marie joins us from greenspring record club. >> good morning. we started off the auction so you can bid for those tickets to the u.s. open. we're talking about your free pancake breakfast. >> he has the spatula ready to go. it will be lots of fun this saturday and sunday. bring the kids. we will be flipping pancakes.
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we offered summer camps from ages 4 to 18. we even have an outdoor facility. you can try out for a ustta a tennis team. this is a wonderful opportunity to be on the team and maybe get to nationals in south carolina this year. >> come for the free pancakes and stay for the information. let's check the forecast. temperatures near 80 degrees this afternoon. we have a chance for showers. we will see another chance for showers towards friday. back to you guys. >> thank you very much. 58 degrees on tv hill. there are easier ways to demolish a home.
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you'll not find one cooler than this. we'll show you more when we come
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>> move over, and yellow taxicabs. the replacements in new york city are going green.
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will be a hybrid cabs -- there will be harbored cabs with the new green apple color. the toyota pretest taxis will bring safe and fuel-efficient service to the new york region -- the toyota preius. >> homeowners get rid of their own house. they used a tank. it was hired to demolish this home. not a bad deal. the tank at the early demolish the house. it took about 25 minutes. they plan to build a new home. it cost about $600. >> look at that. >> a new idea for a new
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business. >> good luck with that. >> 6:42. >> nobody will get in your way on the beltway. we have some rain to contend with this morning. we will check hd doppler a moment. that is a live shot from public g
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. 6:44. opening statements are expected to begin in the trial of julius henson. he's accused of releasing an
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automated phone call to predominantly african american voters saying they can stay home during the 2010 election. he says he plans to argue this case is as much about politics as anything else. the group's organizing the baltimore grand prix has run out of gas. they have missed several deadlines to get plans for the labor day event rolling. now there are four months to go before the green flag drops. indycar officials are nervous about whether the race can take place at all. a group of people stabbed a teenager several times. he said he was attacked on monday night was visiting a friend in edgewood. the crime solvers is offering a
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reward for information that leads to an arrest, $2000. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. there are some problems. the roads are wet. northbound 97, reports of a vehicle fire approaching 32. westbound 100, watch for an accident. new problem on eastbound 100. problem in the city at pratt street. another accident on holabird avenue. slow-growing on 295 southbound towards 32. the j.f.x. filling up towards the construction zone.
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southbound delays begin at cold spring. the rain is adding to those delays. ava is at greenspring racquet club. >> we're auctioning off two tickets to the u.s. open. is will benefit greenspring. you directly benefit from the scholarship. >> i have been playing for about five years. >> how has the foundation helped your game? >> i have seen a big improvement. >> it takes time. >> it will help me when i go to college.
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i have been working hard at it. >> so nice to know if it directly benefits the students. >> none of us get paid for this. we've been doing committee out reached in cockeysville. there will be a special needs groups. we do have a summer camp program in cockeysville. you can learn about our camps if you come to the pancake breakfasts. we're auctioning off this kim clijsters racket. the two tickets will be huge. the money will go into the foundation. >> start those bids.
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get those two tickets for the u.s. open and you can bid for this racket. we're showing showers have moved over the area. most are down to the south. i'm so glad she was here this boring. she has to go to school. she's doing a great job. >> stop being so intimidated with the children. you are scary. i am kidding. they do a great job. ava promised to place some tennis. we have some strong thunderstorms this morning. that batch will have over towards annapolis over the next hour or so. south of baltimore, the weather will be bumpy.
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mostly light rain or thundershower. this first batch will taper off around 9:00 a.m. this morning. another batch is developing around st. louis. it is moving fast. it will have over towards baltimore either early tonight or late in the afternoon. we will get a break from the precipitation during the break in the day. you can see the clouds breaking up around ohio. we should get some sunshine around lunchtime. 56 in parkton. showers and thunderstorms early. a break during the middle of the day. a chance for more thunderstorms this evening. high temperature around 80 degrees. mid 70's tomorrow with a slight chance for a shower. temperatures into the low 80's on thursday and sunday.
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the temperatures drop off into the low 70's on saturday and sunday. >> time now for a last look at one of our big stories. a new video has stirred outrage calling for the badges of five baltimore city police officers. kim dacey is live with the details. hi, kim. [no audio] will try to get back to her -- we will try to get back to her. thank you, kim. i will read the script. we apologize. 6:52. 6:52.
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>> time to get to your answers to our watercooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think the orioles can continue their strong performance throughout the rest of the season? >> we have been saying that all morning.
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>> let's hope we didn't. >> the rain is never good for the commute. >> northbound 97 approaching 32, we have a vehicle fire. ? that was down 100 on the ramp to northbound 295 -- an accident on 100 to the ramp to northbound 295. southbound j.f.x. a very heavy. delays from 175 down to 32. avoid the j.f.x. this morning because it is in mess. >> i think the rain will taper off after 9:00 a.m. this morning. there are some pretty strong thunderstorms around the capital
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beltway and they are moving east. annapolis may get some of that heavy rain in the next 30 minutes. around baltimore, the rain is tapering off. >> if you're looking for more weather and traffic together, be sure to join us this morning for 11 news at 7:00 a.m. on wbal plus. >> there you'll find more local news as well as up-to-date traffic and weather information. >> easy for you to say. >> you can find it on comcast channel 208, verizon fios 460, and 11-2. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> coffee, anyone?
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