tv 11 News Saturday Morning NBC May 26, 2012 5:00am-6:00am EDT
>> coming up. police continue to investigate seven shootings in three days. >> the national guard deployed just before memorial day. >> if you are planning a road trip this holiday weekend, be sure to buy plenty of patience. "11 news saturday morning" starts right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> welcome to "11 news saturday morning." i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm jennifer franciotti. we'll get to our top stories in just a minute. we'll go to john. yesterday was a great day. it was so hot. >> yes, summer-like weather. this was the first unofficial
weekend of summer to get thifpks kicked off. that's the technicality when you have the readings we have this morning. this morning accident at least for a while, we have clear skies. we look at our live h.d. doppler radar and satellite combination. there is a cool front up in pennsylvania and ohio. hout out ahead of that front, you can see a little cloudiness and a dissipating thunderstorm. and it is not that thunderstorm that's a concern. it is just that the front will be getting close -- closer to us during the day today. del is a chance we could destablize enough to pop an isolated storm. when we say isolated, we mean most people would not be affected. the forecast for the weekend is good. we'll talk about it coming up in just a minute. >> city police are investigating a homicide overnight of an unidentified man this was found
on pitcher street. baltimore city saw a flurry of vea violence leading up to the holiday weekend. >> city police tell us a 47-year-old female victim has died from her wound. she was one of three people shot. >> while the death toll increased, baltimore city police say they have a strategy to curb the bloodshed. this is kai reed with more. >> the early friday cros. ferfment -- extra cities officers are posted throughout the city. >> you will see a heavy police perez yeps. there will be a lot of foot posts. officers detailed for foot assignments in targeted areas. >> they say the beefed up patrols were in place before the
weekend screas. a man was shot multiple times in the head on york road. another man killed in the 2600 block of preston street. a shooting on west fayett street sent three people to the hospital. some of the additional victims were caught in the crossfire. >> these were targeted incidents. the suspects knew our victims, victims knew our suspects. and they were targeted for silly things, to be frank. >> the deployment plan includes additional officers on foot patrol at the inner harbor and in the northern, eastern, and southwest police districts. administrative officers and academy grads are being called in to increase the numbers. patricia jones lives in the north district. >> at least it put some fare in -- they went won't be so afraid to sit on their porch if they
see the police out there. >> if you see the police, they are going to stop. the perez yeps of them on the street, we need it. >> kai reed, wbal-tv 11 news. >> was the scene before friday night. they found a man shofment paramedicics treated him at the keep before transporting him to the hospital. no word on his condition at this time. >> friends and family of 33-year-old donte larkin gathered for a candlelight vigil in honor of his memory. he was shot a year ago in his head. his mother says the family needs closure. >> even if it doesn't pan out, i need to know. somebody has to know.
>> lark-in left behind two children. >> few baltimore city police officers are in trouble this morning for what investigators say commissioner fred beels felled saw with his oh, -- own eyes. he spotted the pair on east shirley street. he will not reveal what prompted the suspension. but we learned the officers had to turn over their guns and badges. internal affairs is now investigating. >> city police are asking for your help to find the man you see right there. police say he took cell phone pictures underneath the stall as she used a public bathroom at harbor place. it happened in april. this is surveillance photos of the suspect. if you recognize him, you are asked to call 410-396-2240. >> balance county police are troog trying to track the case
of a sexual assault in the towson. it is not too far from towson university campus. they will not confirm if the victim was a student. >> police say neff their craig's list robber in custody. he was luring people to a location and robbing them of cash and values. he was using a public computer and a downtown library. investigators believe he may have been trying to lure another victim when they nabbed him. >> george huguely is appealing his conviction. he was found guilty of murdering yeardley love. in court documents, the defense asked the conviction be set aside. they claim the judge delivered improper jury ininstructions, that he refused to sequester jurors, and there wasn't enough
evidence for a second degree murder conviction. he faces a maximum of 26 years in prison. >> a man and his two teenage sons found dead in a manure pit died of asphixia. the bodies of glen nolt and his sons were discovered in that pit on a dairy farm in kent county. l medical examiners say the deaths were accidental caused by heavy farm ri equipment. >> officials with the u.s. marine corps say anthony carusso had been on active duty at fort meade since february. the cause of his death is unclear. we're told ncis is looking into the incident. >> ahead a memorial day and members of the national guard
rlheaed to afghanistan. they will be there for one combrear to support ground troops. >> members of the 126 aviation redgement and their families gathered to say good-bye. >> i've never really done it. >> this is your first time? >> yes, sir. >> it is hard, but i'm staying strong. i'm hanging in there. so take it day by day. >> although this unit has been deployed to afghanistan before, for many of these soldiers, this is their first time. >> pretty nervous, to be honest with you. don't know what to expect. i'm a little excited at the same time. >> i'm excited to do it. just tough for these two little girls. >> he's doing something good for our country, and i'm going to be there to support him and
everybody through it. >> it is hard, but if you take this approach, it is easier. >> we're going to miss him, but he's on a mission, and they have to complete a mission, and that's what it is about. >> the six chin oofment ok helicopters were being readied. these aircraft and their soldiers will provide support for ground units. >> we will be supporting combat operations. they will f we will be transporting troops, supplies, and any mission that requires high altitude, these aircraft can support. >> for the soldiers and their families, it will be a long year. >> going to miss him, aren't you? >> very much so. it is going to be -- i'm more concerned about him than myself. he has our older brother, and he's going to miss him.
>> the soldiers will go from here to fort hood, texas. >> 5:09. 68 degrees on tv hill. >> good news for b.g.e. customers that don't want those new smart meters. we'll explain coming up. >> it is the official start of the travel season. if you haven't left yet, you may want to pack some patience. i'm sheldon dutes. we'll explain why next. >> first a live look outside. it is going to be one hot weekend. john has your insta-weather plus forecast when we come back. stay with us. "11 news saturday morning" is just getting started.
>> our weather was been very good yesterday. a cool front is coming in. 72 at the inner harbor. 30.14 the barometer. it is rising. at the moment, the winds are calm. let's take a look at the temperatures. our temperature -- in our temperature map, our computer is not grabbing all the readings. it only has the two main ones -- b.w.i. and inner harbor. why it is not picking the numbers up, i don't know. the green numbers indicate readings mostly in the 60's. readings in the 70's. 60's are dominant temperatures even out in far western maryland. so the readings are evenly distributed. pretty much across the area in
the 60's for temperatures this morning. let's look at the satellite im-- images. there is a lot to be seen here. that's the cool front that's trying to move in. it is kind of oriented almost east to west here. it is not making a fast approach at us. and we have this big area of high pressure over us. the other interesting feature on this map is sub tropical storm burrow. a sub tropical storm is a poorly organized tropical storm. it is strong enough to have a name. it is moving to the norgd, but it will move to the west and move toward north carolina. it can't move northward, but it has to be deflected and move
north of that. it will be deflected on shore. here is what our map will look like this evening. that front will come in. it will stall to the north of us. most of the rain will be associated with it will be in the evening map. so we'll be between weather systems in today's situation. >> 85 to 90. boaters can expect south winds, 5 to 10 knots. take a look at this seven-day forecast today. 87 today, 89 on monday. we're rain-free sect expect for an isolated storm. rain chances increase tuesday, decrease wednesday, and come back by next friday.
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>> eating curry-flavored foods could increase your immune system. researchers at oregon state university say this could result in an improved ability to fight bacteria. >> memorial weebled weekend is -- cooking meat comes with dangers. barbara hauling has details on meat cooking temperatures. >> the u.s. department of
agricultural says remember 145, 160, and 165. when cooking pork, steak, or chops, the meat can be cooked to 45 degrees. this is new for pork. allow a three-minute rest time before carving and serving all those full cuts of meat so they can cook a little longer. when cooking ground meat such as beef, pork, appeal veal or lamb, recommendations are 160 degrees. most con tam nantz are found on the outside of meat. higher temperatures are needed to ensure even the bacteria in the center should be killed. that includes ground chicken and turkey. to ensure your meat is safely cooked, place a meat therm --
thermometer in the thickest part of the meat. just because something looks or feels done does not mean it is safe to eat. >> a fighting over the smame name sugar. the makers of high fructose corn syrup want to call their product sugar. the corn refiners say it is a type of sugar. sugar makers are fighting this because they say the makers of high fructose corn syrup are trying to trick the public. >> a new design will emerge with a double latch lip on tubs of pod. many pod poisoning cases have been reported this year. >> he's the first pair pliegic
here's kim dacey. >> kevin hillary will graduate from the naval academy fulfilling a life-long dream. >> i always wanted to be in the military. in high school i was interested in a navy seal career path. >> until a few months ago e. was not sure he would be able to graduate with his class. he was paralyzed in a freak accident. it started to storm, and while they were biking, a tree fell on him. >> i see him lying face down, bleeding out of his mouth, not breathing. he was unconscious at the time. we knew no one was coming right away. we had to do our best to keep him alive until help came. >> his back was broken. he spent weeks in intensive care and had back surgery.
after that, months of physical care. during his year he had one recurring thought. >> from the beginning, i was hoping i would be able to graduate with my class. starting tomorrow, i will have a lot more feelings. >> just days before his final semester was set to begin, kevin got word he was allowed to return to the naval academy. >> it was one of the happyest times in my life. >> as scheduled, his family will be in the bleachers at navy stadium, watching his -- watching him receive his diploma. >> i don't i have been as proud of kevin as i have been in the last 12 months. when the chips are down, you see the true qualities of an individual. >> he will graduate along his friends. he has new plans to go to law school. >> i think just having a toll --
tolerance for adversity is helpful in any loss of life. i think i will benefit from this experience. >> he's planning to take the lsats in jupe and he hopes to eventually work for the government. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> good for him. a former high school football stand-out is exonerated. we'll have the details on ous how his sentence is overturned in a rain case. >> the travel outlook next. >> not much weather going on right now. a little storm activity to the northwest. the insta-weather plus forecast is just ahead.
>> welcome back to "11 news saturday morning." thank you for joining us. >> we'll take another look outside with john, and things are really heating up. >> it is a nice morning this morning. we don't have the fog and the clouds. that's a good chance the rain chances are down farther now. accept that.
we see on radar and satellite, a combined picture here. there is a little activity up in pennsylvania moving into pennsylvania coming out of high -- ohio. with the front moving by, i think we could pick up a shower. i think the highest chance would be up in western maryland or pennsylvania. at any rate, i don't think it will be a big issue. we'll talk about the insta-weather plus forecast in detail coming up. stick around. >> thanks to falling gas prices, it looks like more and more people will be driving in our area. >> sheldon dutes has some advice for you if you have not yet
left. >> you may want to pack extra patience before you hit the road. >> it seems like everyone is traveling. >> i'm planning to go to ohio. of the group, almost all of them will be traveling. a bird's eye vue of how people will be traveling. drivers aren't too concerned. >> it is another $1.50. we're still going to go home, we're still going to the beach. it does not impact our decision making too much. >> the tolls are something we will deal with.
>> gas prices are much cheaper than they would have been. you may end up with blue lights as your chaser there will be people wavep watching anything that causes an unsafe situation out there. >> dial pounled 77 on your cell phone anywhere in the state. sheldon dutes, wbal-tv 11 news. >> and if you have a lead foot and you don't want a speeding ticket. you should watch out because maryland is one of the top five states for traffic tickets.
nevada on top, wyoming and montana are the states where you are least likely to get a ticket. >> it has been at least eight weeks since i was pulled over. the last time i got pulled over, i did not get the words pulled out of my mouth before the officer said, jennifer, is that you? he was a very nice police officer. >> did you get a ticket? >> no. he was a very nice police officer. >> if you have a child in college, we don't have to tell you how expensive it is, but where the money is actually going coming up.
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the first international travel is considered a success. the dragon capsule docked at the international space station yesterday. it is the first privately owned spacecraft to do so. >> help could be on the way for parents struggling to make sense of the financial costs of college. >> barbara mikulski and tim tooten has that story. >> most graduates will spend the better part of their summer pouring over financial hade aid.
>> navigating that is not all that easy for parents, even for parents who do not -- have not been to college themselves. >> the department of education to develop standard definitions of department of aid terms and develop minimums for cost, loans, and scholarships. >> the college process is always overwhelming. >> the proposal could not come at a better time for gail mccrurry. >> they start even in middle school researching college information so we get a bigger head start on it. >> local school counselors say it would make their jobs a bit easier. to the to the, wbal-tv 11 news.
murder. >> new hope for answers to what happened to the boy on may 25, 1979. police have arrested hernandez with the murder of etan. according to investigators he confessed that he lured the boy to the place he worked. >> he then choked him and disposed of the body and put it in a plastic bag and placed it in the trash. >> it was a cold case that was never forgotten. he was the first missing child ever to appear on a milk carton and his disappearance led to national missing children's day observed every year on this day. >> i would have felt relief years ago, but now it is really depressing. >> over the years, his parents
refused to give up hope, never moving or changing their phone number in case their son tried to call. >> we can only hope these developments bring some measure of peace to the family. >> a tip about incriminating remarks he made in the past. >> ramirez had told a family member and others that he had, quote, done a bad thing, and killed a child in new york. >> now with an aest and confession, perhaps a chance to solve a 33-year-old mystery. erika edwards, wbal-tv 11 news. >> former pennsylvania football coach jerry sandusky's foundation is shutting down. the organization says they are out of options. they say support has dried up, volunteers have left, and there are no more child referrals. started more than 30 years ago to help troubled youth, it
provided into one of the largest youth social services. >> no verdict in the john edwards criminal case. she warned the jury not to deliberate outside the jury room or in groups. if convicted, he could face up to 30 years in prison. jury delibrages continue. >> 10 years after a high school friend falsely accused him of kidnap and rain, brian banks has been exonerated. he broke down in tears after hearing the judge's decision. he was just 16 when he took a plea deal to avoid a life sentence. after his release, he hired a private investigator to videotape their meeting where she recanted her story.
>> i've been dealing this for 10 years. i had my moments where i was very angry and very vengeful. but i knew it was best for me to try to move forward in a positive manner for the betterment of me. >> at the time of his arrest, banks was a high school football star with hopes of a career in the nfl. by the way, that's a dream he says he still wants to pursue. hopefully he'll get his chance. >> one olympic hopeful takes a break from her long jump to catch up with 11 news. that's coming up. >> orioles center fielder adam jones stays red hot at the plate and talks about closing in on a colossal new contract. hear what he ha
>> a strong start to the holiday weekend. kansas city 8-2 win. a quality oughting for jason hamill. went six innings and did not give up a run. j.j. hardy to right field. 3-0. adam jones. man on fire. 5-ol orioles. still more offense in the fifth. this time it was chris davis bringing in adam jones. even with the defense shifting
to the right, still punches a single into right field. buck showalter, did >> we have to keep doing the things to make it continue. the dugout was what was the promotion. i would love for the promotion to be a good baseball. o's center fielder adam jones appears to have moved closely to a long-term deal with the o's. the deal is expected to run five or six years. 80 to $90 million value which will make jones the highest paid oriole of all times. adam jones knows this could take a little while to work out a deal.
it is an exciting thing. all y'all have been calling me. it is an imnature situation -- it is an imminent situation, but i will let you know as soon as i do. >> they have gone through this ncaa turement as the top seed. by now toume knows his team. he said it is important to also have fun in the spotlight. something he sees his kids able to pull off. it is why you play the game, for times like this. i think every one of us dreams of this opportunity.
loyola and notre dame. the national championship game on memorial day. the terps go down losing. i'm gerry sandusky. hope your holiday weekend is off to a fantastic start. >> more on a long-jumper with a dream to bring back the gold medal for the u.s. olympic team. >> brittany reese makes taking flight have new meaning. we chatted about her dreams of winning the olympic gold.
>> i feel like i'm on the right track. >> you struggled at the olympics in beijing. what did you learn? >> i learned i can compete against the best. i was young at the time. i had just finished up my college career. this year i'm more fresh and more determined. i'm just going to go out and have fun. >> and it is u.s.a. across your chest. what does that mean? >> it means a lot. when you get a medal and you are on the sand, and you see a flag being raised, it is an emotional time for you. but when you are representing the number one country in the world, it is important. >> pete gilbert, wbal-tv 11
news. >> how does she do that? >> a lot of hard work. >> it is amazing. >> here's a look ahead to our next hour of "11 news saturday morning." >> i'm rob roblin. maryland soldiers head to afghanistan. that story coming up. >> it is the official start of the summer travel season. if you haven't left yet, you may want to pack some spashesebashese. i'm sheldon dutes. we will explain why next.
>> i'll have another winning the preak preakness is the best thing that could have happened to horse racing. the 127th running of the preakness stakes was bigger and better than ever. more -- the atmosphere was electric, and it was a positive showing for our city and our state on the national stage. visitors from as far away as argentina, china, and denmark experienced the tradition that is the cornerstone to maryland's
horse industry. it supports 20,000 jobs. the weather, the crowds, and the entertainment provided something for everything. the $80 million in rage wagers proved the revenue that can be generated by horse racing. the maryland jockey club could not be happier. there is no question the impact on the state's economy is a good thing. for more information go to wbaltv.com.
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outside and we're in for a great holiday weekend. >> we're in for beautiful summer-like weather. this is the kickoff of summer. >> kids are dying to go to the pool already. >> it is too hot. >> the water is too cold. air temperature is all right, but the water has not had a chance to warm up yet. our temperatures in the last few days have been way above the average for the season. yesterday we moved into the 80's for highs. we had our fair share of clouds the past few days because of the moisture. the skies were clear. we do have something off to the northwest of us. out in pen pep, you can see clouds moving into pennsylvania. a little bit of rain left in that from a thunderstorm earlier this morning. there is thunderstorm activity, a little unsettled atmosphere moving in ahead of the cool front across pennsylvania and ohio this morning. it will kind of stay out there. the front itself. more rain will probably generate more rain will probably generate along that front.