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the city of joplin marks a milestone. how the federal government stepped in when disaster struck. >> gray skies this morning. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we have not escaped the rain just yet. >> it will not be a steady rain like yesterday. more like pockets of drizzle this morning. give yourself a few extra minutes. 65 at the airport. we should get into the upper or middle 70's. we could see some thunderstorms later this afternoon.
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we could see some scattered storms later today. we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend. let's check the roads. >> good morning. we have been pretty good in terms of traffic on the major roadways. we have an accident in the city at moravia road. other than that, a pretty smooth ride. 63 on the west side down towards 795. so far so good on 795. not tracking anything major on the north side as you travel towards the harrisburg expressway. 83's in pretty good shape. five minutes on southbound 95 from 895 down to the fort mchenry. traveling south on 95 down towards howard county, about 10 minutes from the beltway southwest.
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this is a greenspring. inner loop traffic is not bad at all. very light towards the j.f.x. this is the j.f.x. at 41st street. we will let you know once the delays start to develop. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a pair of overnight shootings have kept police busy this morning. the first happened around 11:00 p.m. last night. police say the suspect left the scene in a green or black- colored vehicle. 90 minutes later, there were reports of a deadly shooting on carry street. the victim died at an area hospital. anyone with any information should call baltimore city police. police are searching for a man
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they say raped a woman. >> kim dacey is live with the disturbing details. >> investigators say they don't have much to go on and are looking for possible witnesses. the victim was walking home by herself downtown. it was around 1:30 saturday morning when she noticed a man following her, so she crossed the street. he crossed after her and dragged her into an alleyway between two homes. she told police the man threw her to the ground and sexually assaulted her. she was able to fight him off and took off running. she was not able to get a good description. police are hoping somebody noticed something out of the ordinary. >> it is busy area that time of night. there are restaurants and bars. cabdrivers try to pick up fares. we are hoping somebody saw something.
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>> police are also checking with businesses in the area to see if the man was caught on surveillance tape. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a third person is in custody. a woman turned herself in on monday. she faces charges is on distributing narcotics. a clinic was at the center of the i-team investigation. two people are charged with operating the clinic. a man is convicted in eight murder for hire plot. dante jeter faces a life sentence without the possibility of parole. shontay joyner-hickman testified she paid jeter $1,000 to kill the dentist. >> a recent decision by the
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naacp to defend same-sex marriage is not sitting well with some of its membership. called it a constitutional issue. many african-american churches who oppose the union's could not disagree more. >> they would turnover in their graves if they knew this naacp board has come out for gay rights. has nothing to do with civil rights. >> the delegate is one of the leaders of the effort to get the referendum on the bout to defeat same-sex marriage. >> a church was attacked in middle river. there was damage to a church sign and several broken windows. vandals have targeted this
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church several times over the past year. >> the money we will spend on repairs we could abusing to do outreach programs. >> it is a day of reflection in joplin, missouri. a deadly tornado touched down one year ago from today. one year later, the committee continues to rebuild. >> the city of joplin has come a long way in a year, thanks in part to the federal government, volunteers, and the persistence of people. >> the road has been hard and the day has been long. >> president obama told the high school class of 2012 to use their experience. >> that is the spirit that allowed all of you to rebuild the city. that is the same spirit we need now to help rebuild america.
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>> a monster tornado came through a year ago, shredding homes and businesses and leaving the worst death toll in six decades. >> not just for today but for the long haul. support the city of joplin. >> the white house released a statement saying since the tornado struck, the government approved more than $20 million to help victims, and $40 million in low-interest loans for businesses. >> it will come back bigger, stronger, everything. it will take a mountain of time. >> and it has. many businesses are not fully operational yet, and hundreds are living in fema trailers. joplin has made great strides with hundreds of volunteers. >> it has been pretty traumatic. >> doing the best we can. this is a strong town. >> joplin will break ground on
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three new schools lost last year including a new high school. tara mergener, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 6:08. 65 degrees on tv hill. details on it price hike at disney. >> the landing is a good landing. technically this would be a good landing. this pilot is not making any friends. >> and historic launch that took place while you were sleeping. >> i am about to preside over a jousting match. >> we will check on your morning commute. sky tim 11 is a flying south of the fort mchenry tunnelun
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>> welcome back. this is a live view from sky team 11. 67 degrees downtown. i am live inside a castle today. i'm inside medieval times and we're getting ready for a
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jousting match. what is a jousting? >> this is the kind of thing that people think of when they think of the middle ages. >> let the jousting begin. >> each time they would score points and they get points on horsing. >> what a sight while you're eating. >> this is what we're most known for, hour jousting and our horses. >> i thought jousting was a duel to the death. >> it was used more as a sport or toward a man. it was not used to kill the opponent but to win the joust
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itself. >> running at each other with lenses could pose a danger. >> we practiced every day. it is safe for us and the animals. >> tickets are available for the show. >> you can buy them online or call us. >> 1-888-we-joust. we'll go back to tony in the weather center. >> those guys are really going at it. >> budget that jousting going on -- legitimate jousting going on. i don't know who won. >> you kind of messed up.
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up in the balcony. thank you. she is really playing the part. those guys are going at it. they were not faking it. this is the leftovers of alberto. it was downgraded to a tropical depression. low pressure around new york city is helping us a little bit. you can see the swirl in the clouds. this is driving the moisture up manhattan. i think these clouds will break up a low bed because the east wind isn't as strong -- might
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break up a little bit. 66 degrees in catonsville. mostly cloudy today. maybe some sunshine will break through the cloud deck and help create some thunderstorms later today. the seven-day forecast -- unsettled tomorrow and thursday. a chance for some showers and thunderstorms. it will feel like summer on saturday, sunday, and monday. we expect a high temperature to be in the mid 80's. 6:65. >> -- 6:15. >> we have a couple of accidents. an accident still clearing at moravia road. up to speed on the north side. on to the j.f.x., not showing any delays to the construction zones. 65 on average.
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speech continued down towards 70. this is 95 at 395 from skyteam 11. we're not seeing any delays. traffic looks very light. 395 into conaway is problem free at the moment. we will keep you posted. this is 295 we see building volume heading down towards 32. the volume continues to pick up from security down towards edmondson. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. a first of its kind spaceflight has launched from central florida. the spacex company made history as they carried a capsule up to the international space station. this is to be the job of the
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space shuttle. now spacex will takeover the job. a pilot is counting his blessings. the pilot reported engine problems. the plane did not strike any homes. 6000 people were left without power -- 1600 people were left without power. dharun ravi was convicted of invasion of privacy on tyler clementi. tyler clementi later jumped to his death after learning about the spy incident. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of the 30-day jail sentence for the rutgers university student who secretly videotaped his roommate and posted it online? that led to his roommates suicide. you can share your response on
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wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> thousands of a jeep wranglers are being recalled because of a potential fire hazard. they have automatic transmissions. 14 vehicles have caught fire after debris got caught between the transmission played and the catalytic converter. if you're planning a trip to disney, get ready to pay more. price of a single day past jumped. they have boosted prices every summer for recent years. could facebook be the root of an unhappy marriage? jane king has the bloomberg business report.
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>> good morning. pom wonderful getting squeezed over defective marketing. the makers have touted its benefits including reducing the risk of heart disease and erectile dysfunction. a judge has ruled they violate federal law because they are misleading. the judge has prohibited them from making more claims in future advertisements. stocks are rising across the board yesterday. the s&p cheering and its biggest rally in more than two months. the bloomberg maryland index rising with help from under armour. mark zuckerburg has changed his status to married. there is an increasing number of breakups.
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more than 1/3 of divorce filings contained the word "facebook." over 80% of divorce attorneys found a rise in the cases involving social networking. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> as the smart phone become a daily part of life, so has joint pain. downsizing technology is causing a surge of injuries on our hands and fingers. >> the joint stars to degenerate and the smooth surface of the cartilage wears away so you develop bone on bone grinding and that can lead to severe pain. >> surgery can sometimes repair the damage.
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>> i would imagine so. 6:20. >> the orioles to take on their rivals the red sox. keith mills will join us live in the studio. >> 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.
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sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. it is getting a little busier. we have several accidents. this one in bel air at cedar lane. in terms of delays, looking good on the north side. building in volume on the west side. on southbound 83, average speeds around 65 miles per hour. there is an accident just in. captain roy is over white marsh boulevard. you can see the right lane is taken not by this accident. fire crews on the scene. and looks like two and vehicles involved. and having a major impact on traffic. this is a busy area at this time of the morning. it is an injury accident. this is southbound 295.
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traffic down towards 32 it is starting to see some brake lights. this is 795 at franklin boulevard. southbound traffic is building. heavy delays down towards annulling mills. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we're off to a better start than yesterday. there are some pockets of drizzle and light rain. .id 60's and kind of muggy 63 in parkton. a mixture of sun and clouds. scattered showers and thunderstorms could redevelop this afternoon. mid to upper 70's. we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend. here is keith mills, the man. >> thank you. good morning. the orioles sent red sox continue their series tonight camden yards.
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8-6, the red sox win game one. bases loaded. clay buchholz walks nick markakis. robert andino walks in. clay buchholz to chris davis. number 6 for davis. hunter could not hold the lead. tommy hunter balks in a run. kevin gregg on in relief. this goes up the middle. dustin pedroia scores. 8-6, the red sox win. the ravens have their first of three volunteer minicams today. ray rice not expected to play are expected to be in uniform.
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he has not been to any of the ravens off-season conditioning workouts. progress has reportedly been made in this contract talks with the ravens. if he does not sign the contract by july 60, he will play under the franchise tag. i think this'll be done sooner rather than later -- july 16. >> 65 degrees on tv hill. possible second session for state lawmakers. >> police are asking for your help to find a man accused of raping a woman in downtown annapolis last weekend. >> will have a progress report on the j.f.x. >> tracking an accident on white
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marsh boulevard. will check for some problems around the area. >> ava marie live that medieval times. we're getting a check after we're getting a check after brand-new show
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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. sounds like we will need the umbrella again today. >> it is a little better than yesterday. we don't have the heavy rain that we had yesterday. just a little bit of drizzle. that could pick up in intensity this afternoon. scattered thunderstorms might develop after lunch time. high temperature of 76. we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend. >> police are searching for a man who raped a woman in annapolis. >> the man dragged the woman into an alley way before assaulting or. kim dacey has more.
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>> police say the woman was walking by herself, leaving dinner with friends when the man attacked her. investigators say they don't have much to go on and are looking for possible witnesses. the victim was walking home by herself downtown. police say she noticed a man following her, so she crossed the street. >> we crossed after her. the next thing we know, he had attacked her. >> the alleyway sits between two homes. she told police that the man threw her to the ground, beat her, and sexually assaulted her. she was able to fight him off and he took off running. the victim was not able to provide much of a description. it was dark and the victim grabbed her from behind. the attack happened at 1:30 on saturday morning. downtown annapolis has an active night life. police are hoping somebody noticed something out of the ordinary. >> it is busy area that time of night.
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people are eating at restaurants and bars. cabdrivers drive by, trying to pick up fares. we are hoping that somebody saw someone running away. >> police are checking with businesses to see if the man was caught on surveillance tape. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> it was a meeting of the minds as hundreds of officials gathered to find solutions to a growing problem -- human trafficking. the combined efforts to share ideas. an effort to monitor the internet by police, the fbi, and other agencies. >> we're able to get on the stings so that sustain thdo we didn't see women and children being victimized. >> it is important to report suspicious activity. >> a 16-year-old faces murder
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charges in the stabbing of his stepfather. this happened on april 24. the victim died last friday. >> plans for a second special session are now taking shape. makers have formed a work group that will consider many issues including dates for table game expansion's once the members get a handle on the issue. group meets june 1 with two more meetings later in the month. >> the steel mill could be on the action block. officials are looking to sell sparrows point along with two other mills.
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blast furnace was shut down last december. it was restarted after rg received some financing. >> if you travel along the j.f.x. at night, you are not out of the woods yet. how about lanes will close from 10:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. that is in addition to the double lane closures. for more on the closures, you can visit our website, wbaltv.com. just cook on ne just click on news. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. if you travel at moravia road, an accident and the
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ambulance is on the scene. if you head out to cedar lane in the bel air region, we have an accident. up to speed on the north side. a delay around liberty. all of volume related. this is a live look from captain roy flying over the timonium area. it is building as you get closer to the beltway. right now looking at normal volume heading southbound. nothing major on the j.f.x. into town. there are delays on southbound 295 at 175. they are forming towards 32 as you approach the capital beltway. this is padonia. building volume southbound and a smooth ride from the maryland line all the way down. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11.
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ava marie joins us live from arundel mills medieval times. looks like a great place. you are learning jousting. >> we are live that medieval times at arundel mills mall. we're talking about their brand new show. the show manager is here. what kind of excitement will people see? >> everything. sword fighting, jousting, falconry. >> what kind of food will people be eating ? >> it is a four-course meal. >> that does sound like a meal of medieval portions.
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you also offer a vegetarian course. >> we want to have all the options. the vegetarian option is a half avenue bell pepper with wild rice and a roasted vegetable skewer -- half of a bell pepper. >> you could get your tickets at the gift shops are call them at 1-888 we joust or go online. the seven-day forecast is saying temperatures will be in the 70's. rain chances through thursday. we will be warming up. it will feel like the unofficial first start of summer. i will try to get a real soa word.
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>> that looks like fun. >> your kids will love it. recession? what recession? >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of the 30-day jail sentence for the rutgers university student who secretly videotaped his roommate and posted it online? that led to the roommate's suicide. you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> who says the real-estate market is still soft? not the people who bid on condos in new york. this features 23-foot ceilings, and italian marble, and amazing views. it sold for $90 million. $8,000 per square foot. other units sell for $6.5 million. >> the tallest tower is now open for business in tokyo.
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100 feet above the city. you can take high-speed elevators up to the observation deck. >> that is nuts. >> more than 300 shops and restaurants as well as an aquarium and a planetarium. i don't know i could do it. >> that is pretty high. 56 6:41. >> you're ok if you do not look down. an accident on southbound 29. >> the clouds are about 1,000 feet off the ground. we have some clouds and drizzle. captain roy flying under the cloud deck.
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. 6:44. a pair of overnight shootings. the first happened after 11:00 last night. police say the suspect left the scene in a black or green- colored a vehicle. netted minutes later, police were called to a shooting on carry street. the victim was shot multiple times and died at an area hospital. a jury convicts a man for its role in the murder-for-hire plot of a glen burnie dentist. dante jeter was paid $1,000
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by shontay joyner-hickman to kill her boss to cover up the fact that she was stealing from him. jeter will be sentenced july 24 th. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we are tracking several accidents. southbound 29, we have an accident. some delays on 95 south and 295 down towards 32. watch for those delays. an accident at liberty road on the west side. moravia road, we have an accident. belair road, watch for a crash. in bel air, we have an accident at cedar lane. the north side continues to run smoothly.
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we do see some west side delays. speeds around 24 miles per hour and down towards edmondson. traffic is pretty heavy at 95 at 695. nothing out of the ordinary as you make your way on 95 on the northeast corner. this is 295 at 175. southbound traffic is building down towards 32. 70 west on the beltway is not too bad as you make your approach to the beltway on the eastbound side. running smoothly down towards the beltway from owings mills. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie has changed outfits this morning. >> i'm now a knight. we will show some movement --
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how much sword fighting goes on during mealtimes? >> we have soared fighting in all of our fights and we have other weapons ws -- we have fighting.htiword first we start with this position. you want to pay attention to the fighter. bring it down to your thigh. >> feel like you need to make a noise. make a little oroar. bring it down to the other side.
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up and over your shoulder. strike your opponent. up and over on the other side. >> ok. >> then we have the shoulder strike. go for the opponents shoulder. up and over the right shoulder. up and over on the other side. >> tony, i say no more messing with me anymore. >> no more arguing about the forecast in the morning. >> given make flat out cut -- give him a flat out cut. >> cutting you like a fish. time find a sword -- next time
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find a sword that is not taller than you. way to go, ava. i know you'll put the queen outhit back on. back to the queen alfred for the plus channel -- back to the queen outfit. ava learning how to joust and swordplay. stan was still in the sound effects. alberto is now a tropical depression. that will drive away from the coast. there's a storm around new york that will help us out. that will drive all kinds of moisture and up towards manhattan and steal it away from
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maryland. this is mostly just drizzle left behind things to the storm around new york. we probably will get some breaks in the overcast. that will create instability and will probably see some thunderstorms develop later today. 65 degrees at the airport. 62 degrees in taneytown. a mixture of sun and clouds. showers this morning, maybe some drizzle and possibly a thunderstorm developing later this afternoon. high temperatures in the mid to upper 70's. scattered showers and thunderstorms tomorrow. high temperatures on saturday, sunday and monday should be in the mid 80's. that is good news if you're going down to the ocean, hon. >> the search for a man who police say raped a woman in
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annapolis last weekend. kim dacey has the disturbing details. >> investigators say they don't have much to go on and are looking for possible witnesses. the victim was walking home by herself downtown. it was around 1:30 saturday morning when she noticed a man following her, so she crossed the street. he crossed after her and dragged her into an alleyway between two homes. she told police the man threw her to the ground, beat her, and sexually assaulted her. she was able to fight him off, and he took off running. police are hoping somebody noticed something out of the ordinary that night. reporting live, kim dacey, wbal- tv 11 news. >> thank you. 6:52. 65 degrees on tv hill. >> coming up, we'll take a last
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look at weather and traffic together before you head out to start your day.
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>> time to get to your answers to our watercooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what do you think of the 30-day jail sentence for the rutgers university student who secretly videotaped his roommate and posted it online? that led to the roommate's suicide.
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we will post more of your answers on the front page of our website, wbaltv.com. how is looking outside? >> it is getting busier outside. captain roy it just spotted an accident. >> this is the southbound harbor tunnel thruway. a three-car crash. they have shut down both lanes of southbound 895 as you approach the tunnel. police are now arriving on the scene. three vehicles are involved southbound on 895. >> what a mess. that means bailout volume on 95 this point that will back up traffic back to the white marsh area. we will keep you posted.
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you may want to consider the key bridge as your alternate. and accident at liberty road. belair road, an accident. another accident at cedar lane in bel air. the biggest delays on the west side other than 895 southbound. this is traffic on 295. we're seeing a slowdown to beyond 32. >> people were upset about the congestion. >> not quite as bad as yesterday. could be a thunderstorm this afternoon. high near 76. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> have a good one.
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