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is around 100% so there will be some fog. it will be a warm and humid day with a high temperature near 83. we will come back and talk about the forecast for the rest of the weekend. >> good morning. the roads are still trying out this morning and we're dealing with fog. caton avenue, an accident we are tracking at 95. some closures in the city. charles street is closed and some other area roads in that area are closed. york road, some fire activity shutting down lanes in both directions on york road. a smooth ride in terms of delays. this is the beltway at the harrisburg expressway. we do have some fog as we take a live view in the area of york road.
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outer loop traffic, a smooth start in terms of delays but we're dealing with fog and we're waiting for the roads to dry out. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the highly anticipated numbers on a hiring come out today. >> the april jobs report comes as president obama and mitt romney will battle about the economy. we're joined live from washington with our report. good morning, stacey. >> the jobs report is coming out. we're expecting that employers added about 170,000 jobs in april. the unemployment rate is expected to remain around 8%. for all the smiles and salutations of election-year
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politics -- >> thank you. what it will come. >> i am honored to welcome you to cinco de mayo at the white house. >> president obama and mitt romney are carefully crafted their message on the nation's economy. in virginia, mitt romney claimed the president had accomplished little. >> a guy who promised would make things better and now we have 23 million americans out of work. >> at the white house, a different spin. >> we need policies that will move us forward and continuous in the direction we have been going which is led to 25 straight months of private sector job creation. >> but the growth has been slow. >> we are not slipping into a recession but it will not be strong enough to generate the kind of job growth that will bring the unemployment rate down. >> the matter how the numbers
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fall, president obama will likely get the credit or the blame. >> if unemployment is high, he is in deep trouble. if unemployment is down, it doesn't matter what he tries to make them remember. >> both campaigns -- both candidates are hitting the campaign trail. mitt romney will be in pennsylvania and president obama kicks off his campaign rallies this weekend. >> what are the numbers the candidates are following? >> housing is a big indicator. some bad news over last six months. a drop in housing. new home construction is up and manufacturing has some good news. 120,000 jobs were added in manufacturing. >> thank you. >> fred bealefeld announces he
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is stepping down. he said another life is calling him. he will retire. jennifer franciotti is live with why he decided to call it quits. >> he has been the top cop since 2007. after 31 years, he says it is time to move on. in a statement, the mayor said bealefeld is retiring effective august 1. bealefeld said this was a tough decision but this is the right time for me to bring my career to a close. he says, i'm looking forward to enjoying retirement with my family and close friends. one is surprised by the announcement. >> i thought at least an externally in the crime fighting category that the police department was doing well. internally, they had their issues.
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it was becoming more and more difficult. >> the mayor issued a statement saying she is saddened by his decision but she respects it and a national search will begin immediately. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a woman remains in critical condition after a double shooting at a church. we have an exclusive look at the scene. sky team 11 was above st. peter's episcopal church on thursday evening as emergency crews tended to the victims. two women were found shot in the office. one was flown to shock trauma. police found a man's body and a gun not far from the church. >> we are looking into the possibility that this was a self-inflicted gunshot wound at this man may have been involved in some white. >> police have not released the names of any of the victims.
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two brothers, two separate verdicts. the judge found avi werdesheim not guilty on all counts. eli werdesheim faces up to 10 years in prison. >> the governor is considering the idea to create a panel to study gambling in maryland. the governor has said he is considering a special session later this year to address the measure. it would report a sixth casino to maryland. the nfl off-season has not started but the ravens are without a key member of their defense. terrell suggs is out. he will undergo surgery next
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week at which point the ravens can determine a timetable for his return. keith mills will have more in sports. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. how much do you think the injury to terrell suggs will impact the ravens this season? you can share your response on, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> 6 the degrees on tv hill. the allies mastermind of the september 11 attacks will answer to charges in guantanamo bay. >> another new police chief when we cover the nation. >> this is the beltway and more weather and traffic when we come back.
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>> welcome back. 62 degrees downtown. this is a live shot of the beltway at york road. visibility is down to a quarter of mall in some neighborhoods because of the fog. there were some big thunderstorms last night -- down to a quarter of a mile. 61 at the airport. 60 in taneytown. fog to start. it should be dry for the morning commute. scattered thunderstorms this afternoon. high temperature of 83. we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend. >> the new interim police chief in florida will be introduced later this morning. richard myers will lead the
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police department in sanford and replaces bill lee stepped aside after emotions ran high during the trayvon martin case. five exotic animals begin their journey back to a farm today. the have been at the columbus zoo since escaping. the owner release several wild animals before committing suicide. his widow is taking the five remaining animals back to the farm which includes bears. believes 3000 people were killed in new york, washington, and pennsylvania during september 11. they could face the death
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penalty. >> 60 degrees on tv hill. more and more airlines are charging passengers for checking bags. >> you may have to pay more for carrying your bags onto the plane. >> a new accident on the j.f.x. this morning. this is the police activity. we will let you know which lanes we will let you know which lanes of travel are affected
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morning commute. it is a busy start on the j.f.x. in the northbound direction. word of an overturned vehicle. checking some other things. we start at charles, some closures in effect because of mart.r some of fire activity on york road at middletown road. possible closures in each direction. an update on the j.f.x. at ruxton road. it is foggy but you can see the right lane is taken not by the overturned vehicle. police are on the scene. we will let you know if it starts to impact traffic. looking good in the southbound direction. this is york road, running smoothly over towards the west side. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system.
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good morning. happy friday. >> thank you. happy friday. moving along nicely with no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. light rail on schedule. metro subway on time. delays on the 23 bus. light rail service will be disrupted between timonium and hunt valley. shuttle buses will be in place from timonium to hhunt valley during this time. >> good morning. we have been talking about the fog. the relative humidity is up to 100% at the airport. it will feel like a summer day today. 64 in annapolis. 59 in parkton. things are pretty quiet. we had some big thunderstorms last night. we should get to the drive time ok. more thunderstorms are coming
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from west virginia and the great lakes. that will probably catch up to us this afternoon. we could see some severe weather. a slight chance that we could get some severe weather in the mid atlantic including large hail and wind gusts over 60 miles per hour. some of the storms could be rather strong. a mixture of sun and clouds. it will be warm and humid. a chance for thunderstorms this have to go. high temperature between 80 and 85. we will have another super moaned on saturday night. it will be 10,000 miles closer than average and it looked closer in the sky. the high tides will comment 20% higher. last time we had a super moon was march of last year. this one will be even more impressive. there could be some rain on
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saturday. high temperatures near 80 degrees. 75 on sunday with sunshine. looks like a good forecast for the weekend. >> spirit airlines will start charging up to $100 for carry-on bags stored in the overhead bins. ss for people who pay at the ticket counter. adjusting to a more connected customer consider closing up shop. shoppers are going on-line before going into the store to get the best deal. chris clackum has the details. >> shoppers are still going to
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online sites and social networkinging to find out about promotions. >> we see large groups of people who are influenced by the recommendations or reviews that other people put on line. >> retailers are taking note and taking action. customers who check-in can now get bar codes for instant discounts. >> which tried to make that action with the customer very seamless and very quick and providing value. >> it is stallworth bring the online world into the brick and mortar because many retailers are willing to negotiate. >> it the store and ask to see the manager and asked if it will
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match the price. >> it is still all about making the sale. si-co is bringing back the king of pop. mark zuckerberg will be a very wealthy man. >> i am doing fine this morning. facebook is one of the most anticipated ip's in a long time. facebook shares will price around $35 when it goes public. mark zuckerburg will be one of the world's richest men, making more than $70.5 billion -- $17.5 billion. economists say it will probably
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pick up from the weakest gains in five months. the jobless rate should hold steady at 8.2%. a lower close for stocks yesterday. we have data on the service industry growing but at a slower pace than was expected. stock futures are pretty flat right now. what is old is new again for pepsi. they are launching a new campaign accusing michael jackson to generate buzz. he was the face of pepsi back in the 1980's. his image will be on a billion pepsi cans. expect to see tv ads featuring michael jackson. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news.
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>> interesting marketing. going through a humbling punta now. neriod right >> her own cable network losing hundreds of millions of dollars. prove that lying on your resume catches up to you. ask the ceo of yahoo! about that. >> thank you. 5:22. 60 degrees on tv hill. the start of the triple crown season. a live report from churchill downs. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. how much do you think the injury to terrell suggs will influence the ravens this season? you can share your response on, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
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>> the run for the roses happens tomorrow, the oldest continuous sporting event. >> tracie potts is live this morning in kentucky with more on the fun. good morning, tracy. i love the hat. >> thank you. we have seen them preparing the track. there is another event today, a popular local race. the parades, the party's all leading up to tomorrow's race. one under 65,000 people packed churchill downs last year betting one under $65 million on this race. this horse is a favorite. >> to win the derby is
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everybody's dream. to be part of the racing scene is so much fun. >> experienced derby goers know this weekend is about more than just horses. hats everywhere -- big ones, swallows come even baby ones. this year women are going a bit bigger. >> in kentucky, the smaller the woman, the larger the hat. go for it. >> patty begins planning her outfit months in advance. >> i picked the dress first depending on what i like. then we see the dress and we go from there. >> men, too, must dress to impress. >> you'll see all kinds of shades. it is all about color for the guys. >> this is been the official
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drink. none quite like this. is one costs $1,000 -- this one costs $1,000. this one is already sold out. there is plenty of money to go around at the derby. they have increased the purse to over $2 billion. i picked out a couple of hats for you. cute and conservative. this is the nbc peacock. bigger is better. so -- there is always this one. can you see it? >> can we see it? so, tracie, the preakness is two
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weeks away. will you be coming to baltimore and sharing your hat collection? >> i would love to. we're right down the road. maybe i'll see you guys. >> have a great time tomorrow. thank you. you can see the kentucky derby on wbal-tv 11. coverage begins tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. followed by the run for the roses. stick around for 11 news following the news at 7:00. derby day. i wore a big hat to the previous one-year. they made me take it off -- to the preakness one year. >> fred bealefeld will be wearing a different hat soon,
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perhaps one that says "retired." >> increasing the maryland budget. is there a problem? one economist says yes. >> we do have an accident on the j.f.x. involvement an overturned vehicle. overturned vehicle. we will check for other
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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. it is friday, may 4. may the fourth be with you. >> i was at coppin state
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university yes it. they said i have to were the cippioppin tie. >> great color. >> it matches your eyes. >> we have some think fog in some areas. visibility is down to a quarter of a mile in some areas. i think the thunderstorms will come back this afternoon. some storms could be strong. high temperature of 83. we'll talk more about that and the super moaon. i'm going to wear a cape. awesome idea. very cool. it will be cinco de mayo and a super moon. >> and the derby.
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let us check your commute. we do have a problem but northbound on the j.f.x. approach to the beltway. it is off to the side. it is an overturned vehicle. all lanes are open northbound. just be careful. caton avenue and 95, tracking an accident. charles street is closed because of flower mart. are also charges along mount vernon and madison. the harrisburg expressway in pretty good shape. there is some fog in spots. an extra few minutes could help you well. this is ruxton road. the j.f.x. northbound traffic and everything off to the right shoulder. we're picking up in volume on the north side at york road. you can see the fog in that camera. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11.
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>> fred bealefeld is stepping down. >> he made the announcement on thursday saying he looks to spend more time with his family. jennifer franciotti has the details of his departure. >> good morning. after 31 years, bealefeld says it is time to move on. he is known as baltimore's top cop and a passionate way with words. >> bad guys with guns. >> the mayor described this as a retirement. bealefeld said, this was a tough decision for me and my family but this is the right time for me to bring my career to a close. he says, i am looking forward to enjoying retirement with family and close friends. the city's homicide numbers dropped during his tenure.
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baltimore had the fewest number of homicides in 2011 in 35 years. overall gun crimes dropped. the news has not been all positive. bealefeld said he has made it his mission to rid of corruption within the department. 17 police officers were charged in a kickback scandal. another officer was convicted of selling heroin while on duty. >> he came in on a mess. he helped the police and help the citizens. i'm sorry he is leaving. >> i like his no-nonsense approach. i think it is started moving baltimore in the right way. >> the mayor has said she is saddened by his decision but she respects it and a national search for his replacement will begin immediately. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> something you never want to
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see on the beltway during the week. this happened during the middle of the day. a tractor-trailer overturned thursday afternoon in arbutus. the truck lost its entire load. this happen before 1:00 p.m. near washington boulevard. traffic was backed up for more than a mile. the highway reopened in time for the afternoon rush. the northbound lanes of the j.f.x. will be closed. it began last night at 10:00 p.m. traffic took about 20 minutes to get through the detour. fall the detour onto 28th street and end up back on falls road. the detours will continue until monday until construction is complete.
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>> i hope he took notes on all of that. decades of reports over the affordability committee. the panel makes recommendations on how much the state budget should grow each year. the committee has failed to keep state spending in check for 30 years. members ignored their own guidelines. >> in some years they would set a criteria for spending growth. that amount did not seem to sit -- >> they consider this a good tool. balancing interesting. 5:37.
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>> welcome back. 5:40. you can see the fog this morning. the visibility is down to a quarter of a mile and some neighborhoods. we had big storms last night. 61 at the airport. 63 in westminster. we'll make it up to 83 this afternoon and we will see some
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scattered thunderstorms and some could be strong. wind gusts over 50 and 60 miles per hour. the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> an interesting and promising development in cancer research. >> and extract found in beehives can help in treating prostate cancer. it shuts down the tumors ability to find nutrition. this compound could one day cure the most common cancer in men paired with chemotherapy. >> a study found parenthood does not have the negative affect on diets. saturated fat decrease among
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parents but parents have a smaller decreases. both groups had similar changes in the number of calories consumed as well as fast food and fruits and vegetables. carrots are more likely to eat because of time constraints. >> i cannot tell you how much macaroni and cheese i have eaten. 5:42. 60 degrees on tv hill. economists predict gas prices to keep soaring. >> but now experts are having second thoughts as gas prices start going down. >> tony says the temperatures might feel like summer today. weather and traffic when we come weather and traffic when we come
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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 fog this morning. inner loop of the beltway, getting word of an accident. on the northbound j.f.x., we have a crash off to the right shoulder. charles street is closed because of a flower mart. close is along not verdant and madison in that area. york road, you may see some closures because of fire department activity. the harrisburg expressway checks out fine. a reminder on the northbound side of the j.f.x., we have an accident that is off to the right shoulder. watch for southbound delays developing through the construction zone. watch for the accident on the inner loop ramp to northbound
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83. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. have a great weekend. >> thank you. a smooth commute for the most part on the buses. we have the diversion at charles. the 23, 30 buses operating with delays. like real and metro subway on schedule. camden and penn trains on time. shuttle buses will be in place from timonium to hunt valley during that time. now back to tony pann. >> thank you. we had big thunderstorms last night. there is some pretty thick fog to start the day. the rain is gone for now.
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61 degrees at the airport. humidity is near 100%. we should be able to make it into the low 80's this ever to appear we could get some strong thunderstorms later today. the nearest precipitation is out in west virginia and that is drifting in our direction. those to be the first storms arriving later today. if we get enough sunshine, it will destabilize the atmosphere. we have a slight chance for a severe weather including some large hail and wind gusts over 60 miles per hour. a mixture of sun and clouds. a chance for showers and thunderstorms mainly in the afternoon. high temperature between 80 and 85. this weekend, we will see
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another super moon on saturday and sunday night. the full moon will be eight per moon which means it will be 10,000 miles closer than average. the high tides will come and closer as well. the last super moon was in march of last year. you should be able to see the super moon because the clouds will clear up. sunday looks like a nice day, sunshine and 75. >> experts are rethinking their long-term predictions for gas prices. bob hansen explains. >> with every visit to the p ump, reminder that gas prices take a big bite out of our
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budget. >> it almost seems like they never come down. >> we watch prices rise and fall and struggle to understand why it is happening. sometimes we just shrug our shoulders. >> they are what they are. you have to pay. >> may and june traditionally deliver the higher gas prices of the year. their work record-setting prices in january -- there were record- setting prices in january. >> earlier this year, we were talking about a super spike expected to see some of the highest gas prices of the year in may anad june.
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now prices could be going down. >> demand is down. excess fuel to south america. >> many experts are rethinking their long-term predictions and calling for prices to keep coming down, not up. >> a lot of analysts are saying, we think prices may have peaked for the year 2012. >> prices are still high. the thought they could be dropping could be a boost to summertime travel. >> 5:50. 60 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll look at one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> good morning. time will tell just how much time terrell suggs misses. there is no doubt his injury
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sending the team scrambling to find a replacement. paul kruger, even sergio kindle mentioned as possible replacements. time will tell. how serious is the tear? we'll find out next week? the top draft pick was drafted to play opposite suggs. suggs will have surgery next week. >> people ask me how fast and i coming back and what could of a capacity will led bay and i say, what position you play? that could mean a step on may 60-yard pass route. my suspicion is it is possible to safely go back and play football late in the season.
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the other suspicion is that you probably will not be at full capacity until the 2013 season. >> we will know the severity when suggs gets into town next week. the orioles in boston tonight. the orioles start a game and half out of first because the rays sweep the mariners. the ravens are dealing with an injury. the yankees have lost mariano rivera for this season. he tore his acl in that incident. he said he has been shagging flies before games bfor 20 years and never had a prom. the yankees lost to kansas city blast appeared the kentucky derby is set for tomorrow. 608 saves for marriott rivera.
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-- marriott rivera -- mariano rivera. >> getting back to terrell suggs. he was the focus of our water cooler question of the day. how much do you think the injury to terrell suggs will impact the ravens this season? >> keep sending us those responses. we will read more of your responses in the next hour and post all of them on the front page of our website, >> coming up in the next hour, mortgage rates hit new record lows. it doesn't seem to be making a difference for home sales. >> looks may be deceiving. that is what one artist is open for. >> the summer blockbuster season opens today with "the avengers." >> we had some big thunderstorms
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last night. we have some fog this morning. >> you may need a few extra minutes because of the fog. there is an accident on the north side of the beltway
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>> fred bealefeld is stepping down. we'll tell you why, next. >> days release of the april jobs reports could set the stage for the presidency. >> baltimore ravens defense is hobbled as it loses one of last year's top performers. jerry thoughts in today's water cooler question --share your thoughts in today's water cooler question. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] pt


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