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helped officials taking precautions. >> coming up, what the attorney general could be facing contempt if the clock runs out. >> an attempted robbery in bolton hill. this time the victim turns the tables on the suspect. >> the forecast as we continue. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> the first day of summer is hot. >> 7:09. a heat advisory is in effect. mindy basara wearing a blanket.
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old.t is cal my legs were cold. >> i am talking about heat index -- i thought it was funny. i know, i know. >> we are manly men. >> 71 degrees at the airport. the dew points are running in the upper 60's and low 70's. we have to take the heat index of two 101. up to 101. >> all lanes are open on the west side outer loop just past liberty. down to 14 miles per hour. from 140 to be on the liberty road exit, watch for those
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delays. southbound york road, watch for it right lane closure. that is because of an accident. a fire at caton avenue. here's a quick live look at traffic. 50 at sandy point moving without delay. at 1:15, a closure expected for a vessel to pass through carrying construction equipment. that will take place tonight at 9:00 p.m. on the northbound side. here's a quick live look at traffic. you can see everything confined to the left shoulder. heavy delays in the outer loop. those will stretch back to greenspring shirley. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. at least your blanket matches your outfit. >> some dangerously hot temperatures on the first day of summer. >> take some extra precautions
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today. jennifer franciotti is live downtown with more on the story. ggy.t is buggy and mud an extreme heat bank even today. baltimore city will be issuing a code red heat alert. it will be dangerously hot today. stocking: centers with water and preparing for some dangerous conditions. they are worried about those living alone and those without air-conditioning. there were 34 heat-related deaths in maryland last year. 32 the year before that. health officials are urging people to stay inside with air conditioning as much as possible and drink at least three liters of water a day. check on elderly family and neighbors and those with existing health conditions. do not assume that small children will speak up when they are thirsty.
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they need water and air conditioning breaks every two hours. >> kids will not always tell you, especially young kids. you want to be very careful about them because it does not take a lot for them to get into trouble. >> we will have some signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion coming up at 6:30. for more tips on how to stay cool and to find a location of the cooling centers, go to our website, wbaltv.com. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what is your favorite thing to do when the temperature gets too hot to handle? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> the man accused of killing a teenager during holiday visit will be in court today. michael johnson was dating phylicia barnes' older sister at
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the time the teacher went missing. her body was found floating in the susquehanna river a year later. he will appear in court for an arraignment later today. a deadly stabbing. a: not just before midnight to londontowne boulevard. the victim was stabbed in the neck and was pronounced dead. many unanswered questions following a shooting in ellicott city. police were called to frederick road at 7:00 p.m. on monday evening. the boy is in critical but stable condition this morning. no word on who the victim is or who might have shot him and why. >> a double shooting on the west side of town.
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this happened on west franklin street. one man was suffering from a gunshot wound. in southwest baltimore, detectives arrived on the scene of a deadly shooting. a man was found shot in the torso on west pratt street. the victim was later pronounced dead. no word as to a suspect or a possible motive. more warnings about the potential dangers about trying to buy or sell off of craigslist. police say the latest incident happened on monday night on bolton straeet. a couple was met by two men with a gun. the couple brought their own gun. >> she was 6 feet away from them. >> the would-be robbers got
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away. the woman who fired the shots was arrested on weapons charges. >> a man is being held on $2 million bail after being charged with the rape of a girl. he was arrested last saturday when the teenager was at his home. he remains at the detention center in anne arundel county. >> just hours away from a showdown on capitol hill. house republicans prepare to vote ever called her in contempt of congress. this stems from an investigation into gun smuggling operations. hallie jackson has more on the story. >> republicans want eric holder to turn over documents but he
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said he will only do that under certain conditions. reporters shouted questions at darrel issa yesterday. >> we never moved to consent until the flow of meaningful and documents dried up. >> documents about operation fast and furious. many guns appeared it done scenes. congress has been trying to find out what happened. eric holder thinks there's something behind the latest twist. >> political gamesmanship. >> eric colder and others met for about 20 minutes yesterday -- eric holder and others met
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for about 20 minutes yesterday. >> we need the documents, not the briefing. we need to know whether he's being responsive to the requests. >> the content vote would be postponed if eric holder turns over the papers they are looking for. he has handed over some 7000 pages of documents. >> thank you. 72 degrees on tv hill. get cracking if you're thinking of booking a hotel for your summer getaway. >> thousands of guests are evaluated in eight nashville hotel. >> a vigil for a feared leader. >> ava marie live with the baltimore dragging club.
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-- dragon club. >> sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. . some problems on the west side. will update
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>> good morning.
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looking a bit hazy. 77 degrees downtown at the maryland science center. we're feeling here as we are next to the water. we are here with the baltimore dragon club. there is a team behind me of about 18 people. about 22 people could be on the boat. what a fun thing that baltimore has. the baltimore dragon boat club has a breast cancer survivor team and it will be competing at this week's race. you're part of that team and you have been diagnosed with breast cancer. >> that is right, this year. >> we were talking about people surviving breast cancer to get involved in something like this. >> everybody needs to have some kind of exercise whether you run
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or do yoga or just walking. it cannot be able to say you do a dragon boat racing for exercise. it is great for breast cancer survivors. you get support any good healthy workout and you can have swelling in the arms on the side of the surgery. because of the action of the muscle will help bring back any of the fluid and a can decrease the swelling in the arms. we encourage any breast cancer survivors to come down on saturday and see what it is about enjoy our team. >>-- and join out team. >> you hoped to get back on the team as soon as you make a back on your treatment. we wish you the best of luck and best of luck to all the teams. you can get involved as well.
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you don't need to be as fit as you think you need toda ge. what an encouraging story -- as you think you need to be. >> it looks so peaceful on the water. it is about 20 degrees cooler by the water. a great shot. thank you, ava. who knew there was a dragon boat racing in baltimore. we have a big ridge in the atmosphere. you can see these thunderstorms develop along the top of the ridge. this will have a chance to visit us in baltimore. the difference is the dew points have come up about 10 degrees.
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right now the dew point is 69 at the airport. when the air temperature gets close to the dew point, it feels very tropical. a high of 96. the dew points is running around 70. the heat index will be around 101. a heat advisory is in effect until the sun goes down today. the air quality will be code orange, in the poor range. take it easy if you have asthma. he sunshine. -- hazy sunshine. the record for today is 100. it will feel like it is over 100 this afternoon when you take the humidity into account. 97 on thursday. scattered thunderstorms are possible in the evening on
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thursday. the temperatures will be dropped down to where they should be over the weekend, low to mid 80's on saturday and sunday. high temperature next week will be in the 70's. 6:17. >> good morning. still some problems just past liberty road. the accident is still in the process of being cleared. down to 15 miles per hour. speed start around 140 pass the accident scene. impacting traffic on southbound 795. it will be slow, a 23 miles per hour down to the beltway. another problem at green meadow drive. with a right playing closure with an accident. watch for a crash. here's a quick live look at traffic. no problems to report at the key
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bridge. at 3:15, the key bridge was shut down to traffic for 20 minutes to allow a vessel to pass through. liberty looks ok. this is where things start to open up on the west side. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. a former penn state first official coach jerry sandusky may take the witness stand today. his wife was called to the witness stand yesterday. the case could go to the jury by thursday. a large crowd has gathered outside a cairo crowd this morning. hosni mubarak had a stroke in prison on tuesday and is now on life support. he has been serving a life
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sentence. more than 5000 people were evacuated after a small explosion at the opera led hotel and convention center in asheville -- opry land in nashville. no injuries had been reported. safety ofre taken to th the nature the structure was save. fe. >> it appears hiring may slow down over the next few months. job openings fell to 3.4 million in april. employers could be hesitant about adding workers. look out, pandora. how about a getaway on layaway?
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jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. if you want to start planning a vacation, sears is hoping to get your attention. you can get vacation package by lay awake at searsvacation.com. the hotel business is booming this year. hotels sold about 430 reubenites in the first five months of the year. the average daily room rate to grow 4% from last year. investors waiting on word from the federal reserve -- will like what they make a move to stimulate the economy?
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the s&p is at the highest level in more than a month. the bloomberg maryland index also rising. a free radio feature to compete with pandora. this is sort listeners on mobile devices. paying customers would just tear the tunes. this is available for download from itunes. >> 72 degrees on tv hill. another night of dazzling pitching as the orioles take on the mets. game at four in the nba finals. >> 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. let's get you up to date on the roads. 20 miles per hour approaching reisterstown road. be careful in the outer loop. it is backing up traffic on southbound 795. southbound york road, the right lane is closed with an accident. the right lane closure on the east side because of a crash. we can see the delays at liberty all the way down towards 70. they stretch back to prior to prices down road. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. tony has a check on a steamy
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forecast. >> the heat is making the major headline this morning. .pper 60's and low 70's we will get some hazy sunshine. high temperature about 96 this afternoon. it will feel like it is about 101. heat advisory in effect from noon until 10:00 p.m. we will check the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. here is keith mills with sports. >> thank you. good morning. the orioles looking to avoid a sweep tonight in new york as they wrap up their series with the mets. they're hoping to score at least a couple of runs. 5-0, the orioles shut out for the second night in a row, this time by johan santana.
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major trouble with runners on second and third. mark reynolds goes down. then in the sixth, the mets up 1-0. tommy hunter to lucas duda. that is the mets in a little cushion as pierced runs at of runs out of run. 5-0, the mets win. back-to-back shutouts against the orioles. brian matusz takes the mound tonight. the miami heat beat oklahoma city last night. lebron james one win away from getting his first nba title. fourth quarter. russell westbrook.
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he hits the jumper. lebron james battled leg cramps. check this out. under three minutes. he had 26 points and 12 assists. he was on the bench for this play. miami wins. game 5 on thursday. michael phelps to swim in seven events next week. >> thank you. 72 degrees on tv hill. another homemade bomb blast. what investigators found at the scene. >> it will be hot on this first day of summer. >> lawmakers sit down to discuss the legality of labeling pit
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bulls. we gotta sell the car. where would we even start? get the car. hi howard. get in. hi, good to see you. start with an actual written offer when selling your car, no strings attached.
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carmax. start here. >> 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. here ready to sweat -- get ready to sweat. >> we will make it up to 96 this afternoon. it will feel like it is 101.
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code orange. air quality in the poor range. take it easy outside today. >> mother nature not wasting any time with summertime temperatures. >> health officials are spreading to action to make sure people stay cool and save. jennifer franciotti joins us live with more details on the story. >> you and tony can sweat. we're going to glisten. it is time to take some precautions. it's what summer is all about -- long, fun days in the sun. but as the temperatures rise well into the 90's and feels even hotter, it's not always so fun anymore. >> look for those people who are at risk. >> health officials are stocking emergency cooling centers with water and preparing
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for some dangerous conditions. >> we also worry a lot about people who live in isolation, people without air conditioning, people who are in need of shelter and in cooling shelters. those are the folks who are especially at risk. >> there were 34 heat-related deaths last year in maryland. 32 the year before that. health officials urge people to stay inside with air conditioning as much as possible and drink a lot of water, at least three liters a day. check on elderly family and neighbors and those with existing health conditions. and do not always assume that small children will speak up. they need water and air conditioning breaks every two hours. >> kids will not always tell you, especially young kids. you want to be very careful about them because it does not take a lot for them to get into trouble. >> mild trouble signs include nausea, dizziness, and a racing pulse. more serious symptoms need immediate medical attention. >> somebody with a weak, thready pulse with very dry skin whose lost consciousness or has any altered mental status. that is somebody who needs urgent medical attention by a
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professional in a hospital. exercise're going to outside, make sure you do so before the sun reaches its peak. you can find cooling centers by logging on to our website, wbaltv.com. >> another bottle bomb explosion. this happened around 6:15 monday night in pasadena. the device has become a disturbing trend along the state. it could be a matter of time before somebody gets hurt. >> there are certain injuries that could be for the rest of your life if you're not careful. >> officials have no witnesses or suspects in the case. the prime suspect at a murder
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investigation has been found dead in new jersey. the body of pawan kumar was found dead inside a room in new jersey hours after he was identified as the suspect in the death of danielle mehlman. she was found dead on monday morning at the atlantic oceanside hotel on coastal highway. >> a panel is reviewing eight reviewing that said pit bull are inherently dangerous -- a panel is reviewing our ruling that said pit bulls are inherently dangerous. a boy was mauled by a pit bull. some question whether bree specific laws are effective.
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>> if the dog is protecting its pups, t to not a dangerous animal if it occurs at that time declared. adopt some kind of strict liability rules for dog bites in general and not breed specific. with the be any change required to the statute -- would there be any change required for the statute? >> there will meet next week -- they will meet next week. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> it is busy on southbound 795. 16 miles per hour beginning at reisterstown road. we have an accident but those delays are in place. southbound 795 backup beginning at franklin bowl of water.
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southbound york road, a right lane is closed with an accident. there's a crash on the east side. a new accident in colombia at twin rivers road. be careful. here's a quick live look at traffic. 795 is jammed up from frank and all the way down to the beltway. we switch over to a live view of liberty. things are flowing a little bit better. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie joins us live. she is getting ready to do some dragon boat racing. >> i am live in the water with the baltimore dragon boat club. they have a big event coming up this weekend. they are encouraging people to come out to see what dragon boat racing is all about. we have a boat with about 18 people in it. we have somebody in the back
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that is steering the boat. i would be the drummer, keeping the cadence. the pallors do all the work to get this boat going -- the paddlers to all the work to get his boat going. the biggest goal today is not to fall in the water. it will be a great day to be on the water. we may see more thunderstorms on thursday night. 80's this weekend. i have to learn how to paddle this boat. back to you. [laughter] >> she is afraid with the microphone. 6:37. 72 degrees on tv hill.
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the school of hard knocks behind this silly event. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. what is your favorite thing to do when the temperature gets too hot to handle? 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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>> bucket these amazing
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pictures at of china -- look at these amazing pictures out of china. rding ducks forting doc the last six months. he says he has lost one dock in the migration -- on duck. story.s next to this is a competitive sport in nebraska. -busting. they stay close in case anything happens. they are about 6 inches off the ground. this is a popular event at the state fair.
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>> i could see my son at doing that. my son will try not on the dog. >> the dog is not going to like that. >> 6:41. >> we will talk about the heat. that is where you want to be. that is where you want to be.
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. 6:44. the man accused of killing a teenager will be in court later today. michael johnson was dating phylicia barnes' older sister at the time the teenager when missing. her body was found a year later. johnson has been held without bail at will appear for an agreement later today. the last scheduled meeting for the work group to consider expanded gambling in maryland will be held today. if the reach agreement on a sixth casino, and allowing an
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expansion to include table games, a second special session will be called in july. if legislation is approved to allow the six casita, it would be up to voters in november to have the final say in the matter. word of advice -- officials say 14-story tall cranes will be delivered to the port of baltimore today. the screens will be a distraction for drivers crossing those bridges so there will hold traffic up around 1:15 at the bay bridge and around 3:15 at the key bridge. >> one of hollywood's longest- running couples have split. johnny depp has split from his partner. the couple has separated amicably and the what the media
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to respect the privacy of the couple and their privacy. began dating in 1998. they have two children. bob brown has married once again. he was married to whitney houston for 15 years. he got married in honolulu. some of his children were at the wedding. they're not on good terms. not bald what has erupted once again -- mount baldwin has erupted once again. he punched a photographer. he was surrounded by photographers when it went to get a wedding license. he said the photographer almost
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hit him in the face with a camera. police are now investigating. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> that closure at the bay bridge and key bridge stan mentioned. it will take about 40 minutes for the closure at the bay bridge and about 20 minutes at the key bridge at 3:15. we have a pretty slow go on the west side, 19 miles per hour beginning at 140 down towards 70. that stretches to the owings mills area down to the beltway. southbound york road, the right lane is closed with a crash. this involves an overturned garbage truck in the total vote on the east side. in columbia, twin rivers road, an accident clearing. here's a quick live look at
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traffic. an update on 795. flowing a little better at franklin. traffic is backed up southbound down towards the beltway. a nice start on 83 at padonia road. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we check in live with ava marie. she has changed positions on the dragon boats. looks like some much fun. >> they have trusted me with a paddle. we're getting ready to learn what it takes to power a dragon boat. they had a big race coming up this weekend. you could be inspired to join the team. you'll do your best to teach be how to hold the paddle. >> hold your paddle like this. but this against the donne-- put
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this against the gunnel. do your a-frame. >> one paddle. >> the whole stroke is a catch, a pull, and a recovery. >> backwards? >> one pull and the recovery back to the a-frame. >> let's go. ok. we're getting ready. >> and go! >> here we go. >> stay in time. >> you need strength and being with the team. >> we're kept in a straight line
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by the steerer. >> we will go back to you. >> you're going around in a circle. you're paddling to fast. >> i don't think i could do that in stync. >> i feel like i'll hit somebody with a paddle. >> the dragon boat racing club. outstanding. you can read more about that on our website, wbaltv.com. nice job, ava! that is where you want to be, on the water. the temperature will make it into the 90's in land. here's the set up in the atmosphere. andgen see this is the ri
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, basically a big dome of heat. it is traveling to the east and will visit us in baltimore for a couple of days. 70 in jarrettsville. the dew points have come up about 10 degrees, low 60's and upper 70's. the hemisphere feels very tropical. you have to factor in the humidity. it will feel like 101 or 102 this afternoon. a heat advisory in effect until 10:00 p.m. take it easy and use common sense today. air quality will be in the poor range, code orange. heat index about 101. the record for today is 100.
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i don't think we will break or tie the record but it will be close. 97 to more as the cold front approaches -- 97 tomorrow. it will be nice on saturday and sunday. high temperatures next week will drop all the way into the 70's. >> that will feel chilly. thank you. 72 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll look at your answers to our water cooler question of lezwรณ
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>> time to get to your answers
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to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what is your favorite thing to do when the temperature gets too hot to handle? >> brilliant! >> bernie is slick. he knows how to get his answer read. of course. way to go. we will post more of your answers on the front page of our website, wbaltv.com. >> we still have problems on the west side. still recovering from the accident past liberty. down to 19 miles per hour on the west side. this is back in a traffic on southbound 795 out of owings mills. an accident on the east side of the beltway.
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the right lane is closed. there is an garbage truck involved. a problem in columbia, watch for an accident. this is 795. southbound traffic is still pretty slow down to the beltway. 95 at white marsh is starting to pick up in volume down towards the beltway. >> the solstice at 7:09. party at the weather office. bring your own barometer. 96 is the high temperature today. he-index will be 101. same thing tomorrow. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> i got a million of them.
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