tv 11 News Today NBC May 2, 2012 6:00am-7:00am EDT
>> the attorney general is taking steps to make sure law- enforcement has the tools they need to do their job. >> the president makes a surprise trip to afghanistan on the anniversary of the osama bin laden raid. >> the rain is moving in. the forecast and traffic as we continue. [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. >> wet weather. >> we have some thunderstorms. most of it is east of baltimore now. harford, cecil county, you guys are under the microscope now. we have a strong storms moving
out of harford county into cecil county. on 95 for the next 30 minutes, you'll run into heavy rain and maybe some lightning and small hail. they will continue to push east and be off the eastern shore by 6:45 or 7:00 a.m. a batch of rain this morning. the weather should be ok during the middle of the day. we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend. first we check the roads. >> the harford county vicinity, we have two accidents are ready. southbound 95 at the spot, word of an accident. another for the south at o'donnell. route 152 it is closed because of an overturned vehicle at stony brook road. consider
an alternate. route 1 at the conowingo dam is also shut down in both directions because of an accident. you may see some delays to and from cecil county. take pulaski as your alternate. 95 at o'donnell going southbound, we have that activity off to the right shoulder. that is slowing folks down a bit heading down to the fort mchenry. we do have a closure at the conaway go down. route what is shut down at the conowingo dam in both directions. -- route 1. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> president obama is on his way home after a surprise trip to afghanistan. >> this comes on the one-year anniversary of the osama bin laden killing. nikole killion has more on the story. good morning.
>> good morning. president obama was on the ground for about six hours in afghanistan, outlining his plan to end the war. >> we traveled through more than a decade under the dark cloud of war. yet here, we can see the light of a new day on the horizon. >> president obama delivering an address to the nation after making a secret overnight visit to afghanistan. this was the one-year anniversary of the osama bin laden raid. >> the goal that i set to defeat al qaeda and deny a chance to rebuild is within our reach. still, there will be difficult days ahead. >> the president winding down the war after signing an agreement with afghan president hamid karzai. on the role of u.s. combat troops after the pullout in 2014 . >> we will not build permanent
bases in this country. that will be the job of the afghan people. >> u.s. forces could remain in the country for at least a decade, focusing on training afghan troops. >> i will not keep americans in harm's way a single day longer than is required for our national security. but we must finish the job we started in afghanistan and end this war responsibly. >> the president said u.s. troops will be coming home soon, with about 23,000 service members to leave afghanistan by the end of this summer. >> the president has gone through quite a bit of criticism for palaces in the anniversary of the death of osama bin laden. >> especially from mid rhombic who accuse the president of being divisive and using this anniversary for political gain. softened his tone of last night and said the president return to
afghanistan. he believes success there is vital for our national security. >> nikole killion, thank you. tonight, brian williams sits down in the key players of the situation room. fascinating accounts of the historic raid tonight at 9:00. police responding to three different shootings after a violent night in baltimore. two people were shot on a frederick avenue in southwest baltimore. one victim was treated for a graze wound. police have made an arrest in the shooting. police were called to the scene of another shooting of piedmont avenue. the victim was shot multiple times and is in critical
condition. the third shooting brought investigators to south hanover street in brooklyn. that victim is listed in critical condition. a woman is recovering from multiple stab wounds, allegedly attacked by her own son. they got into an argument at their home in westminster. the mother had to be flown to shock trauma for treatment. >> two people accused in the shooting death of a baltimore girl took a plea deal. the girl was found in an alley near belair road. police have described the shooting as an accidental. one- person pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. a 12-year-old -- testimony resumes in the trial
of julius henson. his defense team claims the definition of suppression is different from the legal one a that he should not be held responsible in the case. a dramatic day in the trial -- a dramatic day in the trial of eli and avi werdesheim. avi werdesheim is an emt and jump to the aid of somebody. >> a recent court ruling prevents police from taking dna samples from suspects at the time of their arrest. jennifer franciotti is live with more details on the appeal.
>> doug gansler says this is a minimally invasive procedure. the court of appeals based its decision on the case of alonso king jr. he was arrested for an assault. a dna sample matched a rape and led to his indictment and conviction and that rape. >> the only invasion of privacy was when the defendant broke into this woman's house and raped her at gunpoint. that was the invasion of privacy. >> the attorney general says it the state's highest court does not reconsider the ruling, the state does intend to seek judgment and if it is hurt, he believes it will be won by the supreme court. >> 6:08.
>> good morning. this is a live view from the skycam. a lot of clouds in the sky. 64 degrees downtown at the inner harbor. i'm of the baltimore sun building. there is a big event this weekend and you are encouraged to donate books. you're the inventory manager. get all the books in order. >> he is 5 years old. >> he is just starting to get into reading. have you noticed being able to read it makes a difference in his learning? >> it makes a big difference,
especially the picture books. it does make a difference and it helps them get through school. >> you're helping somebody other children get these books. >> we have a lot of fun with the people and everything. the books that we get are helpful because it goes to a good cause. >> you are encouraging people to come out this saturday. the event is in the parking lot of the high school. >> we will be sorting through the books and getting them prepared to come back here, to go out to the school and everything. it is a lot of fun and everybody can get involved. >> i am so glad you're here this morning. come out and donate your books. everybody can find a book they
need. books for children and adults, which they sell to help fund the organization. can you think of any books that made a difference in your childhood? >> i was always reading weather books. anything with lightning or a tornado. i disliked the pictures. -- i just liked the pictures. and here i am doing weather. they could turn out to be a scientist or meteorologist. thank you, ava. that is a wonderful program. think of all the books you can donate. we do have a line of thunderstorms moving across the eastern part of the viewing area. lights were flickering from a viewer in aberdeen.
it is pushing into cecil county. if you drive down 95, a could be pretty wet. we will keep a chance for a shower in the forecast until about 10:00 a.m. this morning. this first batch of rain will zip through by 10:00 a.m. there is more rain around chicago. we could get some severe weather. large hill and wind gusts over 60 miles per hour. 63 at the airport. 59 in rising sun. a mixture of sun and clouds. if you try to do stuff outside today, do it in the middle of the day. it should be ok between the rain
with the high temperature of 76. wave heights wanted to feone to take the boat out today. could be some thunderstorms late in the day on friday. it will turn cooler this weekend but still nice on saturday and sunday. 6:16. >> good morning. we are tracking some problems again this morning because of the rain. southbound 95 pass the 895 split, we have an accident off to the side and another for the south at o'donnell street. is a water main break -- there is a water main break. 152 shut down because of an overturned vehicle at stony brook road.
lanes closed in both directions on route 1 at the conowingo dam. take route 7 as your alternate, a philadelphia road. so far so good on the north and west side. this is 95 at o'donnell. right lane is closed southbound and causing a bit of a delay. everything closed route 1 at the conowingo dam. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> it is the end of the line for a republican presidential hopeful. newt gingrich expected to announce the end of this campaign. he announced a web video yesterday thinking his supporters. he said he will keep working to defeat barack obama in november. five men are under arrest accused of trying to blow up a breach in ohio. this was a sting operation.
they were fakes provided by the fbi. the five people were arrested. a judge has forced a woman who recovered a lottery ticket from the garbage to give it back to the person who threw it away. the original person tossed it after a scanner proclaimed it was a loser. the woman got the ticket and cashed it in. a judge ruled she had to give the ticket back. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. does someone lose ownership of an item, like a lottery ticket, once they throw it away? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. >> u.s. auto sales remain on the
fast track. sen else figures beat expectations in april -- sales figures beat expectations in april. europe's economic problems may eat to global auto sales this year. people fail to use turn signals when changing lanes 40% of the time. that translates to 2 billion times a day and nearly 2 million collisions a year. sales for dark meat chicken are going sky high. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. research in motion's ceo
unveiling the latest prototype for the latest hance sandset. the blackberry 10 missing the physical keyboard, and trying to reverse a sales slump. we're waiting on the jobs numbers from adp ahead of friday's big jobs report. stock were boosted yes it because of manufacturing. the bloomberg maryland index was hired on strong gains for source of fire. people are turning to dark m eat alternative to balls and chicken breats. it is an early start to the grilling season.
americans may be willing to spend more on mom. consumer suspend an average of $152 this year on guifts for mom. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 62 degrees on tv hill. we will check with syrup for problems on the roadways -- will check in with sarah. >> keith mills has the answer for last night's orioles games against the yankees. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. do not throw those tickets away . i'm really going to miss you.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we're dealing with some problems. we start in fallston. 152 is closed at stony brook road because of an overturned vehicle. route one at the conowingo dam, an accident shutting down all lanes in both directions. take 95 or pulaski highway as your alternate. southbound 95 at $0 tree, we have an accident that is off to the right shoulder.
watch for closures because of a water break at willow springs. a vehicle fire at pulaski street and mulberry. you can see police are on the scene. the conowingo dam remains closed. nothing is getting by. it will be closed for awhile. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. we have had some heavy rain in some neighborhoods. not a lot happening around the city. some strong thunderstorms going through cecil county. be prepared for that. a chance for showers and thunderstorms early this morning then again late this afternoon or this evening. high temperature around 76. we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend.
>> thank you. good morning. the orioles go for the series win later tonight at yankee stadium. the yankees beaorioles beat thes 7-1. 1,000 for buckmber showalter h. curtis granderson, monster home run. chris davis tied with a home run in the second. birds up 3-1. brian matusz gave the orioles his second straight strong start. left with a big lead. it johnson, first hit of the year -- nick johnson.
as one produces chris davis . the orioles are one game behind the rays. orioles.od win for the john harbaugh at doing some damage control. he was asked about the about the program and some of the cheating in the nfl. he believes incidents means there's an asterisk next to their championship and that it has been stained. the comment was picked up nationally and loan and a proportion. john issued this written statement. "i could've been more clear i was referring to those
viewpoints. believe the players and coaches earned those championships. there has been some distortion about what i said." amazing how quickly things can go national. this will die down. >> 6:27. 62 degrees on tv hill. >> doug gansler going after a recent ruling that stops police from collecting dna samples. >> things are about to get even more cramped
>> 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. the umbrella is getting a workout. >> we have had some rain. the heaviest rain is in cecil county. the chance for re shower or thunderstorm until 10:00 a.m.
this morning. another round of thunderstorms will move in late tonight or this evening. we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend. >> the dancer says he will take its fight regarding a recent court ruling all the way to the supreme court if he has to. >> an appeals court found the police collecting dna samples unconstitutional. jennifer franciotti has more details. >> doug gansler does not believe collecting dna samples is in violation of a suspect right. he said he will go all the way to the u.s. supreme court. for police, the ramifications are clear. >> how do you solve old cases if you cannot collect dna samples from suspects charged? >> we live in the 21st century. we have dna available to us.
we can solve cold cases. >> doug gansler is appealing the ruling by maryland's highest court. taking a swap from inside the mouth is a fourth amendment right. -- taking a swab. the procedure is minimally invasive. >> you put a q-tip in somebody's cheek and then you're able to compare that sample of dna with all known samples that were left at crime scenes. this is race -blind, bias- blind. everybody has a unique dna, so you can find a person who committed the crime and the people who did not commit the crime. >> the court of appeals based its decision on the case of alonso king jr. a dna sample matched a 2003 rape. it led to his indictment and conviction in the rape. >> the only invasion of privacy in this case was when the defendant broke into this 53- year-old woman's house and raped
her at gunpoint. that was the invasion of privacy. >> he believes there is a good chance the supreme court will hear the case. if it does, there's a better chance that maryland would w in. >> a man will spend the next 30 years in prison for shooting and killing in marine. one of johnson pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. -- ronald johnson pleaded guilty. they got into some kind of argument. love was celebrating before its deployment to afghanistan. authorities are looking for this man after he failed to shop for a trial. is happened on tuesday. he warned his public defender that he would not be there. he was released on $300,000
bond at the time. >> things are about to get worse on the j.f.x. more emergency lane closures. all three northbound lanes will be closed on thursday and will be detoured to north avenue until 4:00 a.m. on friday morning. the overnight closures will continue nightly until monday morning. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> we do have some accidents. it has been a busy ride for motorists in harford county. all lanes remained closed on route 1 at the conowingo dam because of a tractor-trailer accident and a fuel spill. take 95 or pulaski highway as your alternate. northbound route 24, reports of
a new accident at 95. 152 and stony brook road, all lanes are closed because of an overturned vehicle. some delays as a child down towards the 895 split. a serious accident at madison street. this is 95 at o'donnell. the accident is wrapping up on the shoulder. you can see nothing getting by in either direction on route 1 at the conowingo dam. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie is joining us live at an event to promote literacy. you can donate your books. >> we are live at the baltimore reed's book bang. k. a lot of teachers and students come here to get books. you can help.
they will be collecting books at pauley western high school. you can bring books for all ages. gently used or brand new. they are collecting books for adults because they end up selling those books. it makes such a difference. with learning our numbers this activity book. a.am.vent begins at 9:00 p.m. i found a weather book -- the event begins at 9:00 a.m. let's check beat seven-day forecast. it is illegal cooler. we have a chance for rain. temperatures get into the 80's for the next couple of days.
>> the stork has been busy flying over hollywood. jessica simpson has a new baby. max well entered the world on tuesday. he weighed over 9 pounds. is a big baby -- maxwell entered the world on tuesday. maggie gyllenhaal also had a baby. they already have a daughter. >> the oscars will have a new home in name only. kodak theater went into bankruptcy. dolby laboratories has purchased the theater. eastman kodak filed for bankruptcy and that forced the name change. >> 62 degrees on tv hill.
the mother was flown to shock trauma for treatment. two boys accused in the shooting death of a girl have struck a plea deal with prosecutors. a body was found hidden under garbage bags near belair road. police have described the shooting as accidental. person pleaded guilty in juvenile court to involuntary manslaughter. another admitted to accessory charges by moving the body. testimony will resume in the trial of julius henson. he is accused of trying to keep down the african-american vote with robocalls. claims the definition of suppression is different from the legal one and that it was not his decision to leave the authority line of the message.
>> a company promises struggling homeowners help, took the money, and disappears. here's barry simms. >> the homeowners admit they were desperate in trying to save their home from foreclosure. they paid the company up-front fees, fees that are illegal in many states. james is still trying to save his house more than a year after signing an agreement. a company offered to help him get a loan modification. he paid nearly $2,000 for the service but says he got nothing. >> i was looking for them to help me out because i was having problems. i cannot deal with it anymore. it is too stressful. >> he was told a lawyer would represent him. the lawyer's name is on this contract, but that lawyer claimed he did not represent anyone and he's a victim in all of this, too. you had no idea that people were telling homeowners that
you would be their attorney? >> i had no idea. >> that is not the end of the story. a former employee was worried about going to jail. the lawyer is in hot water with the state. i'm barry simms for the i-team. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we're dealing with wet roads and in early accident on route 1 along the conowingo dam. all lanes are closed in both directions because of a tractor- trailer accident and a fuel spill. you'll do better on 95 or pulaski highway. 152 is closed at stony brook road because of an overturned vehicle. southbound 95 at o'donnell, a crash on the right shoulder.
madison street, watch for an accident at edison highway. this is o'donnell. 95 in the southbound direction very slow because of the accident. this is the route 1 at the conowingo dam, nothing getting by in either direction. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie joins us this morning and talking about where we can donate our books. >> we're live at the baltimore reads book bank. they have a big event this saturday, a book drive. they encourage you to donate your books. they are collecting books for children and adults. you're a senior in high school. >> i'm a senior at the park school and this is an internship possibility that we get in the
last six weeks of the school year. >> what have you learned so far? >> it is a cool opportunity. i see people, teachers and parents come in and get books. kids see all these books and they can take whatever they want. >> we take for granted that books are available to some of us but not everybody has those books at their disposal. what do you want to do when you're older? >> i'm not sure. i will be a business major. >> this experience will come in handy. 9:00 a.m. on saturday at the polly western high school parking lot. that is where you can bring your books.
they will be collecting books until 2:00 p.m. he is reading "a wizard of oz" book. what a neat thing a child to it experience. >> they sell the adult books but the children's books are free. >> what a neat concept. they will sell the adult box to fund the organization. children's books are given away free. >> we have had some heavy rain to start the day. most is moving into delaware. you guys will see some heavy rain for another 15 or 20 minutes. southern maryland is getting hit pretty hard.
st. mary's county and crossing over into the lower eastern shore. things are quiet around baltimore. this first batch of showers will move off the coast around 10:00 a.m. this morning. there is another batch around chicago and milwaukee and they could visit us late this afternoon or this evening. we have a slight chance for some severe weather including large hail. we'll get some sunshine this afternoon and that will cook up the atmosphere. 61 degrees in westminster. a mixture of sun and clouds. a chance for showers and thunderstorms to start the day and then a few more storms late this afternoon or this evening. it will feel like summer thursday and friday. high temperatures into the 80's.
84 on friday. some showers and thunderstorms late friday night. that's a clear things out over the weekend. temperatures in the low to mid 70's over the weekend. >> time now for a last look at one of our big stories. the state's attorney journal steps into the fight for dna collection for violent offenders. jennifer franciotti has that story. >> police have stopped collecting arrested and charged with certain crimes. doug gansler says he will appeal this decision. he does not believe it violates the fourth amendment right. the court of appeals has based the decision on the case of alonso king jr. he was arrested for an assaults.
a dna sample match a 2003 rape. if the court of appeals decides not to reverse the decision, he intends to take this to the u.s. supreme court. according to doug gansler, he believes the chances are very good that the supreme court will hear the case. if he gets the chance to please the case, he believes that maryland will win. >> here is ann curry with a look at what is coming up next on the "today" show. >> good morning. violence in the wake of president obama's visit to afghanistan. we will talk about the president's trip with brian williams. with bobbyrview
>> time to get to your answers to our watercooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- does someone lose ownership of an item, like a lottery ticket, once they throw it away? >> we will post more of your answers on the front page of our website, wbaltv.com. >> is the rain impacting things? >> we have some problems along the route 1 conowingo dam because of a tractor-trailer accident at a fuel spill.
it is expected to be shut down for several hours. have an accident in edgewood. and for a crash on the shoulder southbound 95 at o'donnell. and heavy delays on the beltway. slow spots leading up to o'donnell. route 1 shutdown in both ways at the conowingo dam. >> the rain will be off and on like yesterday. another batch of storms late this afternoon or this evening. high temperature of 76. the middle of the day should be fine. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> have a good one.