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global economy. >> we say by to the dozens of ships that made sailabration such a great success. >> and real summerlike temperatures. [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. >> summer is about to start officially. >> today is a transition day to the big time heat that is coming tomorrow and thursday. a couple of rain showers in some neighborhoods and some drizzle. not a big deal. you run into a touch of that. 68 degrees right now at the airport. a slight chance for a rain
shower this morning or some drizzle. maybe a thunderstorm during the evening hours. generally, a mixture of sun and clouds. will talk about the big time heat in just a few minutes. >> good morning. several problems in the city. we have fire department three activity in three areas. federal street and for the south just past ninth street as you travel on the south side. be careful in those locations. about 11 minutes travel time on the outer loop west side. five minutes to travel south on 95 from the 895 split. here's a quick live look at traffic. an update near york road. very light on the north side. towards the west side, things start to build past 795
approaching liberty. a smooth ride and problem free towards the white marsh area and the fort mchenry tunnel. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the battle lines are being drawn over how to fund the budget. >> the mayor submitted her plan and the city council decided to go in a different direction. kim dacey is live with more on the story. what is the reaction been from the mayor? >> the mayor says she does not understand the council's actions. they don't make sense to her. at the meeting last night, the council signaled their intentions to go against her proposed budget. the council and mayor did agree on raising the bottle tax from two to five cents. the council approved a measure to sell advertising space on the side of fire trucks and medic units. sponsor pete welch believes the ads will bring in enough money to prevent three fire companies from closing. the mayor isn't sure they'll bring in enough cash to save
those companies. councilmembers also made it clear they are willing to attack her funding priorities if she ignores theirs. in an effort to safeguard the fire companies and rec centers, they voted to cut over $5 million from the mayor's proposed budget, including police department funding. >> that is not acceptable. you do not say, "congratulations, you have done a good job" and then recommend cutting the budget just doesn't make common sense. so, i'm not going to jeopardize the safety of our city. >> these budget negotiations between the mayor and the city council are ongoing. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. joan pratt has accused the mayor of going behind the backs by purchasing over $650,000 worth of new phone equipment. officials of the mayor's office
say the purchases were made under existing contracts. >> i did know this. i did know that the mayor was trying to take over the duties and responsibilities of the municipal telephone exchange. because the mayor offered me real-estate positions in exchange for the department of communications, and i told her it was an insult. >> i'm very deeply disappointed with the false accusations of the comptroller, and i look forward to receiving an apology. the city solicitor has already determined that the allegations are without legal or factual merit. i welcome this or any review of the inspector general because i know that they're untrue. >> they were expected to meet about the issue yesterday but the mayor canceled that meeting. try to strip liquor stores of their licenses. 128 stores have been identified
in the middle of a presidential block. they want to phase out those liquor stores -- in the middle of a residential block. >> they can choose to keep operating but without selling alcohol or they can move or they can make other decisions, and it is up to them. >> a proposal will be reviewed in the fall. >> a person convicted of eight murder-for-hire will spend the rest of his life behind bars. prosecutors say seamus coyle arranged a meeting . the judge sentenced coyle to life for first-degree murder. two others convicted will be sentenced in the coming weeks.
a car crash has claimed the life bonneface. billy his car control of this and struck a fence -. >> a group is trying to fight the effects of the european crisis. hallie jackson joins us live with that story. good morning. >> good morning. that g-20 agreement should be released at the end of the day today. also today, president obama has more meetings. he is expected to meet with the head of china after speaking with the head of russia yesterday. russian president vladimir putin spoke at the g-20 summit in sunny mexico, a relaxed backdrop for a rather stiff appearance of president obama in front of the press as the two talked about common ground on
the situation in syria. >> we agreed that we need to see a cessation of the violence. that a political process has to be created to prevent civil war. >> but back home, the administration's syrian policy is coming under fire from republicans. >> to say they are leading from behind is too generous. that suggests they are leading. they're just behind. >> syria aside, much of the talk centered on the debt crisis in europe, especially as concerns over spain grow. leaders at g-20 apparently hammered out a draft agreement obtained by the associated press to focus on job creation. still, analysts say the words don't always mean concrete action. >> the conversation is still important. these are the largest economies in the world. they all have a stake in seeing the europe situation resolved. >> we will be getting updates throughout the day. president obama is expected to
hold a press conference in mexico before he flies back to d.c. later tonight. >> what is the latest about spain? >> the interest-rate in spain is now over 7%. that is the number of other countries had when they ask for a bailout. we think the economy is strong enough. >> hallie jackson, thank you. isbaltimore's sailabration about to set sail into history. the ships will set sail for home this morning. the navy warships will begin the first of the vessels to leave.
you can bid them goodbye between 11:00 a.m. this morning and 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. >> 6:08. >> microsoft steps into the tabloid warlet wars. >> roger clemens walks in federal court. tell us what you think. >> we have food trucks from baltimore and d.c. duking it out. >> tracking some of fire [ female announcer ] with xfinity,
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this is a man and wife couple that run this truck. you have an incredible amount of flavors. >> we will be bringing 30 of our 90 flavors on saturday. we have the best cupcakes. we use the best ingredients. we make a lot of exciting cupcakes. >> what flavors do we have? >> classic red velvet. lemonade. elimina this is the elizabeth, named after the queen. she had diamond jubilee. >> i love your t-shirt. that is your motto.
>> not everyone is created equal. >> we will find out on saturday. we have the gypsy queen truck and the cheesecake truck from d.c. on saturday from 11:00 p.m. at was >> oh, man. i had no ideas there were cupcake trucks. holy cow. is it good? just nod. >> i will send some back for you guys. if only i was the judge. >> thank you, ava. we'll talk more about the food truck wars between d.c. and baltimore. a big heat wave in the central
part of the country. now the heat is moving east and knocking on our doorstep. we get some cloud cover and some showers or some drizzle. hardly anything showing up on the radar. there is a slight chance you could run into a drizzled this morning. 66 at the airport. 65 degrees in jarrettsville. we will make it into the 80's today. the big time heat is moving in tomorrow. a slight chance for a thunderstorm later today. high temperature of 86. wifi it's a foot or less on the chesapeake -- wave heights a foot or less on the chesapeake. tomorrow is the first day of summer and we're going to turn
up the heat. the heat index will be up around 100. same thing on thursday. the record high both days is 100. a cold front comes through on thursday night and friday. that will cool things down into the low 80's by sunday. pretty impressive heat. 6:16. >> good morning. a couple of things to watch for. fire department activity in several locations. a closure in reisterstown because of fire activity. federal street, watch for fire activity. just past ninth street, watch for delays. in finksburg, route 140, some defective traffic lights.
looking good along 140 elsewhere. here's a quick live look at traffic. this is 70 west of the beltway. no delays heading eastbound in towards the beltway. a nice start on the harrisburg expressway at padonia road. no sign of delays yet. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a judge in the jerry sandusky trial said the case could go to the jury by thursday. he is accused of abusing 10 boys. it is not known if sandusky will take the stand. a new jersey man could be freed today. he has served 20 days of this sentence. his roommate committed suicide
after streamed video of him kissing. prosecutors are appealing asking for it long presentence. notr clemens was found guilty of lying to congress when he denied using performance- enhancing drugs. he had 340 wins. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think roger clemens' acquittal will make it easier for him to be inducted into the baseball hall of fame? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to email@example.com. >> microsoft has now waded into the tabloid wars with its surface. it has a larger screen.
it has a built-in kickstand as well as a detachable cover that doubles as a keyboard. service is expected to cost about laptp. op. eddied is under pressure for a controversial speaker -- adidas under pressure for a controversial sneaker. >> adidas was criticized for this sneaker. the high tops were made in collaboration with jeremy scott. he said it was inspired by a toy, my pet monster. it was a mixed close for stocks yesterday. the s&p rose for a third day.
investors are more optimistic on greece's election. boosting revenue as they were a lot more advertising services. it has been five years since iphone hit the market. many people have ditched their ipod and camera and their gps unit. consumers have become very dependent on it. some say they would rather give up sex wthen go it weekend without their trusty iphone. >> i don't know what to say about that. >> that is really sad. 6:20.
morning commute. we have a closure in park heights because of fire activity. some closures along jack street. in finksburg, watch for a defective traffic lights. 795 looks pretty good. here's a quick live look at traffic. 795 at franklin boulevard. southbound traffic is starting to build. heavier down towards owings mills. white marsh area, southbound traffic in pretty good shape. no delays until the get down to the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. we're starting out with some low clouds and some light rain showers in some neighborhoods. it is not a big deal. 66 at the airport. 63 in parkton. sunshine will break to the
clouds. that will create a slight chance for a thunderstorm this evening. high temperature of 86 degrees. we have some big time heat in the seven-day forecast. here's keith mills with sports. >> good morning. the best pitcher in major league baseball is a guy named r.a. dickey of the mets, 37 years old. that is the orioles faced last night. . r.a. dickey pitched a one- hitter. he did the same thing last wednesday against the rays. he can throw hard. wilson betemit, the first and only hait for the orioles. he was left stranded at second base.
ike davis with the bases loaded. adam jones scales the wall. that is a grand slam. chris davis is strikeout number 13. dickey back-to-back one-hitters . mike tyson with his share of one hit knockouts. now he is going to broadway directed by spike lee. a one-man show. we hope he will not be singing or dancing. or biting anybody's ear off. i> i'm not here as a fly -- will be here to work and to do my best. i'm here to best and you'll be
pretty much entertained. >> give it a shot. >> you never know. >> he did a show in vegas for about a month. >> thank you. 6:27. >> the mayor and city council are at odds over the city budget. i will explain in a live report. >> this unusual crustacean has a right to sing the blues. >> a big competition coming up between baltimore and d.c. food trucks. trucks.
>> 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. tony pann has a quick look at the forecast. >> good morning. it will turn a little warmer and more humid. we're starting out with some low clouds and some rain showers in some neighborhoods. sunshine will break to the cloud deck and will create a slight chance for a thunderstorm this evening. about 10 degrees warmer for the next couple days. will check the seven-day forecast in just a few days.
>> -- in just a few minutes. >> the council discussed the bottle tax and rolling billboards on fire trucks but not everybody is on the same page. kim dacey joins us with more details. >> good morning. the council took a rare stand against the mayor signaling its intention to go against her proposed budget. the mayor and council do agree on the city bottle tax. council passed a measure raising the tax rate from two cents to five cents on every bottle of water or soda sold in the city. city council also approved a bill to sell ad space on the side of fire trucks and medic units. sponsor pete welch believes that will bring in enough money to prevent three fire companies from closing. >> i hope it is a big magic bullet i hope it's a big arsenal of bullets that actually keeps this thing open. >> he said a group including firefighters will decide how the rolling billboards will look. but the mayor is not quite as confident that the ads will
bring in enough cash to save the fire companies. >> i don't think it will be enough. but i understand and respect the council members' desire to look for creative ways to fund our priorities. >> but the mayor's priorities do not match up with city councils'. on monday, council members made it clear they are willing to attack her funding priorities if she ignores theirs. in an effort to safeguard the fire companies and rec centers, they voted to cut over $5 million from the mayor's proposed budget including police department funding. >> that is not acceptable. you do not say, "congratulations, you have done a good job" and then recommend cutting the budget just doesn't make common sense. so, i'm not going to jeopardize the safety of our city. >> these budget negotiations are ongoing. reporting live, kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. baltimore city police commissioner fred bealefeld
takes a last walk of the bead through the -0- beat city he has served for the past three decades. he talked to residents about crime and threw the football around. >> instead of locking everybody up and alienating the committee, come out and be their friend. figure out what their parties are and go about doing that -- figure out what their priorities are. >> his last official day is august 1. >> a man wants to collect on an insurance policy. gary giordano was suspected by released as the disappearance of robyn gardner. he claims he's owed money since she's presumed dead.
the company said the claim is after auated suntil year and she has been missing for 10 months. >> take a look at this. very unusual blue lobster. the captain plans to donate the catch to the national aquarium in washington, d.c. the chance of capturing a blue lobster is very rare. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we have a closure at reisterstown towards park heights because of fire department activity. not a lot happening on the west side. we have some closures at federal
street because of fire activity. ninth street to 10th street, more fire activity. to factor traffic lights at 140. here's a quick live look at traffic. so far so good at 795 at franklin. 95 out of the white marsh area. traffic is lighter. it's pretty quiet ride on the major roadways at this hour. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie joins us live in the battle of the food trucks. we should put job with the blue angels after this live shot. >> just what i need, a full stomach. a food battle between baltimore and d.c. being held in baltimore. maybe we will have a home field
advantage. food trucks from both cities coming to represent. >> there will be a competition and a people's choice award. we have three celebrity judges to judge the event. the winner will walk away with the mayor's cup. >> we have already tasted some cupcakes. that cheesecake truck from the d.c. we will do some trash talking. people can look for to a good time. >> we will have bands, food, wine, and entertainment. >> a lot of the proceeds are going to barcs. >> use it 10% of the proceeds will go to barcs. the seven-day
forecast. 86 today. maybe an isolated thunderstorm today. the first day of summer is tomorrow. 30% chance for a shower on saturday. a little bit cooler as we get ready for the food truck rally on saturday. we'll do some trash talking between d.c. and baltimore. >> any idea where the westport area is? >> we will keep you up to date on that. >> 68 degrees on tv hill. more on the talk-show host who is making a return. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. do you think roger clemens' acquittal will make it easier for him to be inducted into the baseball hall of fame? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
he's teaming up with cbs for a syndicated talk-show. he made quite a splash with its earlier late-night show iran until 1994 -- that ran until 1994. >> and at the concert sunday night in madrid. the the two songs by bruce springsteen -- 32 songs by bruce springsteen and a digital without stopping for an intermission. >> they got their money's worth on that ticket. >> 6:41. we will check the top stories. >> a new accident on the east side of the beltway. >> things are going to change. big time heat in the seven-day
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the legal standing of pit bulls will be discussed in annapolis this morning. there were labeled a dangerous breed, and their owners liable for damages or injuries caused by the pets. a number of dogs could be abandoned or euthanize as a result. one of the persons convicted in the murder-for-hire will spend the rest of his days behind bars. prosecutors say seamus coyle arranged the meeting between karla porter and the man she hired to kill her husband. coyle was sentenced to life and another 25 years for conspiracy. another warning from police about the dangers of craigslist.
a person when to eutaw street thinking there were about to buy a car posted on the website. the victim saw the vehicle but the man inside knew nothing about the sale. the victim was robbed of the $4,500 used to purchase the car . the robbers are still at large. >> one of the largest joins in the body that takes quite a beating over time. and are more likely to suffer knee injuries than men. >> women tend to strengthen their quadriceps more than that hamstrings. there are theories that there are or more components to whether or not women have more injuries. >> the keys to prevent the the injuries are controlling your diet and regular exercise.
>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. starting to see some delays falling into place. we have an accident on the eastern side of the beltway as police respond. a closure at reisterstown over towards park heights because of fire department activity in the city. watch for fire activity at federal street. here is another problem in finksburg. we do have some traffic lights out at 140. baltimore national pike, outer loop traffic is building from liberty down towards 40. here's a quick live look at traffic. 95 at white marsh. a backup is developing. expect delays from white marsh
down to the beltway northeast. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie is previewing the battle of the food trucks. i know we would be happy to judge. >> this will be quite the event. i have the baltimore food trucks and the d.c. food trucked. you'll be helping to represent baltimore. about 20 trucks from baltimore. you have been around baltimore at least for a couple of years. >> we'll have our crab cake cone, which is world famous, at least according to me. our fish tacos are awesome. >> and chocolate-covered bacon. >> it is the best thing you'll ever have.
you have to come down to westport just for this. >> you are representing d.c. what do you think you have to bring to the table? >> 20 of dc's best trucks. we'll take the trophy. >> uh-oh. >> absolutely. we will have eight flavors of cheesecake. mango. i think it will be a great day and a lot of fun to see what they have to offer baltimore. >> i hear the trash talk already. the orioles and the nationals are playing this weekend. this is happening this weekend from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. which is on 295.
you can go to westportwaterfront.com./ i love this competition. >> that sounds great. i never heard of a crab cake cone. scoop.e bacon as a what do you think? >> i do not know if you can go there. >> sounds like a lot of fun. this big heat wave over the central part of the country. inperatures near 100 denver and that heat is moving to the east. we're picking up some cloud
cover and some showers and sprinkles. you can see some drizzle on the radar. nothing of any consequence. that is the warm front cutting across the state. 64 in westminster. we start out with the clouds this morning and maybe a rain shower. sunshine will brief to the cloud deck. high temperature into the mid 80's. wave heights near a foot on te he bay. summer begins tomorrow at 7; :09 pm. it will feel like 100 on wednesday and thursday. two days.
then a cold front comes through with scattered thunderstorms and that will not the temperatures back into the 80's. smoking not for the next two days. >> time now for a last look at one of our big stories. a budget battle is brewing between the mayor and the city council. kim dacey joins us live with more. >> the mayor says she does not understand the council's actions. they don't make sense to her. at the meeting last night, the council signaled their intentions to go against her proposed budget. the council and mayor did agree on raising the bottle tax from two to five cents. the council approved a measure to sell advertising space on the side of fire trucks and medic units. sponsor pete welch believes the ads will bring in enough money to prevent three fire companies from closing. the mayor isn't sure they'll bring in enough cash to save those companies. councilmembers also made it
clear they are willing to attack her funding priorities if she ignores theirs. in an effort to safeguard the fire companies and rec centers, they voted to cut over $5 million from the mayor's proposed budget, including police department funding. these budget negotiations between the mayor and the city council are ongoing. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> as far as the ads, how will the council control the content? >> a group of people will determine how those ads look. they've had several inquiries from the health-care company's about placing those ads. >> kim dacey, thank you. 6:53. coming up, we'll look at your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> coming up, we'll take a last look at weather and traffic we
>> time to get to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think roger clemens' acquittal will make it easier for him to be inducted into the baseball hall of fame? >> we will post more of your answers on the front page of our website, wbaltv.com. >> it looks pretty good on the
roads. we have some volume-related delays. there is an accident on the east side. you can see delays on 95 forming. fire activity in several locations. right here approaching 702, we have an accident on the shoulder. backup from white marsh down to the beltway. >> will make it up to 86 today. clouds this morning. generally a dry day. 95 tomorrow. heat index near 100 for the next two days. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> have a good one.