tv 11 News Today NBC June 28, 2012 6:00am-7:00am EDT
>> a jump in water rates could leave some wallets high and dry. >> 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 heat is coming back. >> this point it is not bad. dew points in the upper 50's and low 60's. 65 degrees at the airport with a few scattered clouds. will make it up to 93 today. this will change as we head into the weekend. seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> good morning. a few things to watch for.
southbound 95, word of some debris in the road. otherwise, avoid liberty near old court because of fire department activity. 11 minutes in the outer loop northeast side. a nice start on the west side outer loop. 10 minutes on 95 south from the beltway down towards the 32. here's a quick live look at traffic. the j.f.x. and ruxton road, southbound traffic and no delays into town. here's a quick live look at traffic. not seen delays on the west side but a buildup as you approach 70. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we are now a few hours away from one of the most anticipated u.s. supreme court decisions in years. >> today is the date the court wi rule if it can stand.
hallie jackson joins us live with more. good morning. >> good morning. you hear all the time that the stakes are so high. there really are. -- they really are. >> every once in awhile something comes through washington where you can say, yeah, this is a big deal, and this is a big deal. it's going to be an earthquake either way. >> the ground will not shake but the decision on health care could send a shudder through the supporters or opponents, depending whether justices rule the affordable health care act constitutional or whether they strike down the so-called individual mandate requiring all americans to have health insurance. the time spent waiting for a decision means plenty of time to talk about it. sarah palin stands by her comments about death panels. referring to a board that requires cuts in medicare. >> just ridiculously false to
say it included death panels. this is a phrase that stuck in the american imagination. >> the president is confident the supreme court will not take the step -- >> of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected congress. >> but politifax says that is not exactly true. >> this law did not pass overwhelmingly. it passed on pretty narrow party-line votes. >> a close vote then and a closely held secret now, at least for a little longer. as far as predictions -- >> i think they'll look for a partial solution, which leaves everybody unhappy but not totally unhappy. >> the fight will not be over after the ruling comes down. republicans have vowed to try to repeal the law if any part is left in place by the supreme court. >> what impact will this have on the presidential election? >> this is expected to reverberate through the election
season. both the president and mitt d.c. today.t d.c. todae in it could galvanize funding on either side. >> a shooting in northeast baltimore sends a man to the hospital. shots were fired just after 12:30 this morning. no word as to a description of a suspect or possible motive. an investigation is underway into a late-night shooting in edgewood. this happened after 10:00 p.m. last night on 1700 block of fountain rock way. the victim is an african american male in his 20's. no word as to a suspect or a possible motive. police do not think this is a random act of violence. a police officer faces
manslaughter charges. jennifer franciotti is live in towson with more on the story. good morning. >> the officer has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. he was indicted by grand jury. he is a nine-year veteran of the police department. he was off duty the night he is accused of chasing christopher brown after hearing a loud nor at his home. they got into a physical fight and the teenager became unconscious. brown died from asphyxiation. >> in this case, the evidence shows that a moment during this altercation, officer laboard stepped beyond the scope of his employment. >> he didn't consider that christopher doesn't come home. he didn't consider that christopher has a family. he didn't consider that it'sis a kid.
he didn't consider anything when he killed him that night. >> that was christopher brown's mother and she is not happy with the charges. we've been told that laboard has been released on his own recognizance. >> thank you. we have learned that a police officer is facing perjury and misconduct charges after clement to have been shot while on duty. detective anthony fata claimed he was shot in january of 2011. prosecutors say he falsified his story in an unsuccessful bid to get workers' comp. another scandal rocked the police department as an internal investigation is launched into possible abuses of overtime pay. a search warrant was issued for a division that accounts for
large portions of the overtime that is spent by the police department which totals tens of millions of dollars every year. more late breaking news unrelated to the overtime pay investigation. john king has left the department. he was brought in by decommissioned to implement new training standards for city police. the department has not provided details on why he has left. >> residents are being told to dig deeper for their use of city water. a 9% increase has been approved. that is about a $97 a year increase for the average family of four. there are assistance programs for those who need it. liquor stores in the city will
no longer be able to sell anything to minors including snacks and so does. the mayor signed the new bill into law. the law does not apply to grocery stores and stores that sell beer and wine. 66 degrees on tv hill. 6:08. think twice about stealing lyndon's from hotels -- about stealing linens and hotels. they don't make cars like these to -- and that is a good thing. >> a new campaign working against animal abuse in the baltimore community. a fundraiser is coming up in just a couple of weeks.
a beautiful morning at the maryland state fair grounds. i'm talking about a big fairground coming up in just a few weeks. this is for pats on wheels. lots of vendors will be at this yvette including the show yourself side campaign -- lots of vendors will be at this event. you brought your dog with you this morning. >> he is sporting the bandana. >> we have these posters. " here we have torrey smith hoping to show a soft side to somebody who normal looks so tough. >> so many young people look up to celebrities. without getting a manly successful person to pose in a cute picture with their pet
shows that you can still be manly and successful but it doesn't require you beating up an animal. >> you'll be at this event where people can buy merchandise and sponsors of the events. >> we are one of % volunteer commissioned so we do need to fund raise -- we are 100% volunteer. >> very great. you're such a star this morning. we'll go back to tony this morning. this is the pats on wheels fundraiser -- this is the pets on wheels fundraiser. more information on the website. >> thank you. things are pretty quiet this morning.
the dew points are the upper 50's and low 60's. 65 degrees in jarrettsville. when people start to feel uncomfortable, the dew points are near 70, upper 50's and low 60's is pretty good. you can see where the jet stream is running and it dips down in our neighborhood. this is a rich in the hemisphere. -- this is a ridge in the hemisphere and we will be on the fringe of the heat. it will get warmer. scattered thunderstorms and we could see them through the beginning of next week. but not today. mostly sunny is our forecast for this thursday. high temperature between 90 and
95. if you take the boat out, wave heights a foot or less. we have a 30% chance for a thunderstorm if you're going to the ocean. temperatures in the low 90's even at the beach. rip current risk is moderate. 98 in baltimore tomorrow. heat index of 102. low and 90's early next week. upper 80's by the fourth of july. the present for a thunderstorm each one of those days. typical baltimore summer forecast. >> good morning. here's what is going on. watch for some fire activity along liberty along old court road. speeds around 67 on southbound
95 in howard county. we had some debris but that is now gone. 65 on 97 through the glen burnie area. no delays on 100. 11 minutes to get you through both stretches. five minutes on southbound 95 down towards the fort mchenry. here's a quick live look at traffic. 795 and frank and boulevard, traffic is building down towards owings mills -- 795 and franklin boulevard. problem free on the major roadways. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. . >> thank you. the fight to stop wildfires in utah and colorado continues this morning. , water springs has forced 30,000 evacuations.
the house is set to vote to halt air colder in contempt of holders.-- to hold shareholderc in contempt of congress. a grand jury will decide whether to indict the attorney general. marking the start of the summer games. massive rings on the tower bridge. it beautiful. you can see the games right here on wbal tv 11. >> google becomes the latest big name in computers to wade in to wars which featurest
voice search. it will be available mid july. many cars are older than ever before. the average age of the registered vehicles is 11 years. many people are putting off purchasing a new car. cards produced today are being built to last longer. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. how long do you plan to keep your car or cars you currently own? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to email@example.com. capitol hill is gearing up to hear a string of separatcomplais from airline passengers.
an extra reason why you should and hotels.wels >> hotels cracking down on disappearing towels and other linens. sewn intoare wen linens. some groups will voice their gripes about flying and suggest ways to fix them. combining prices so fliers can compare ticket prices easier. investors paying close attention to the latest summit discussing the debt crisis. we will be getting weekly jobs numbers. strom
reports for durable goods orders. the bloomberg maryland index getting a boost. gear ready to shock a pretty penny to keep your kids entertained. the average price is more than $600 a child according to a study cited in "the new york times." affluent family spending twice that much. back to you. >> i know that. it is expensive. do not think the michael phelps error of dominance is over -- era of dominance is over. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. hope you have them.
>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. . we have some problems in randallstown because of fire activity. 65 on southbound 83 coming down from hon 5. no problems on to the j.f.x. into town. 55 on 295. looking good on 97. here's a quick live look at traffic. this is the east side of the beltway at pulaski highway. we're looking great to and from the key bridge. no problems or delays.
that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. southbound traffic and no delays although volume is picking up as you get closer to the beltway northeast. over to you. >> a nice start on this thursday. humidity in the comfortable range. 64 degrees in parkton. it will be warmer than yesterday. high temperature between 90 and 95. mostly sunny skies. that will change as we move into the weekend. here is keith mills. >> thank you. good morning. all together now -- "goodbye, angels." the orioles open a series with the indians. the angels jumped all over jason hammel. torii hunter rips to left.
bottom of the first. girardi is struggling.-- j.j. hardy is struggling. mike trout with the spectacular catch. trout had four hits. that is not even a long three- pointer. that is the way it was last night. brian roberts look to make the flip. 13-1, the angels sleep the orioles. the yankees win agin. the u.s. swimming trials continue in omaha. the big showdown last time was ryan lochte and michael phelps.
ryan lochte won the first race but michael phelps gets even. you see him touch ahead of ryan lochte. both swimmers qualify for the defense in london. michael phelps right now with the advantage. >> it will come down to the finish. we'll have a lot more. >> nbc is loving that. there will swim for the third time on saturday night. >> exciting. >> 64 degrees on tv hill. a group of kayakers find themselves under attack. >> a police officer is indicted two weeks after a teenager is killed.
>> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> the dew points are in the 50's. 93 this afternoon. it is a dry heat. the seven forecast in just a few minutes. >> a baltimore county police officer was arrested and charged in connection with an off-duty confrontation that left a teenager dead. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more on the story. good morning. >> the officer has been charged. the victim's family says they are not happy with the charges. the state's attorney's office said the charges are not a result of public pressure. officer james laboard was charged with manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter.
>> do i want murder charges? he murdered my child. no regard for his life or the neighbor. >> christopher brown's mother is not happy with the charges against officer james laboard. he has been indicted by a grand jury. something county officials say had nothing to do with public pressure. >> the fact that he was a police officer took no bearing. >> he is a single father and has been with the police department for nine years. according to testimony, he has a pristine record with the department. he is a graduate of woodlawn high school and decided to become a police officer. his attorney said he turned himself in after learning about the warrant for his arrest. he was off duty the night that brown died and is accused of chasing the teenager. there was a loud noise at his front door.
police say they got into a fight on a nearby road and the teenager became unconscious. the medical examiner says brown died from asphyxiation. >> in this case, the evidence shows that a moment during this altercation, officer laboard stepped beyond the scope of his employment. >> these charges are felonies and carries a maximum term of 10 years in prison piqua's no jail time for the former member of an orthodox -- there was a request for leniency. eli werdesheim received three years' probation. he was convicted of second- degree assault in the beating of a black teenager in the park heights neighborhood. ofmust also write ta number essays to the court.
a man is now behind bars. barry landau stall where documents. he lifted at least 6500 items worth more than a million dollars from archives around the country which includes inaugural addresses and letters written by ozzie newsome. -- isaac newton. >> a day of kayaking turned into a nightmare. police say michael hamilton fired shots at the group. several shots were fired forcing the boaters to seek cover. hamilton did admit to firing the shots and is now facing assault charges. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> started to develop some
delays around the area. we start on the west side. 30 miles per hour approaching 70 in the outer loop. nothing major on eastbound 70 towards 29, 59 miles per hour. 64 on the north side. 95 towards the fort mchenry, problem free. here's a quick live look at traffic. will update you on some of the live cameras. outer loop traffic is rather light towards the harrisburg expressway. south on 93 from the maryland line to the beltway, problem free. 95 out of white marsh is building as you get closer to the beltway. delays are starting to develop southbound. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie joins as from the timonium fairgrounds and talking about a great charity. >> this is called pats on
wheels -- pets on wheels. these there be animals make such a difference in the community. >> the event will be so much fun for the whole family. we will have fought those and you can dress up with your dog. we have vendors, food, silent auctions, raffles and a fundraising walk the people can sign up for. have a beer garden -- we have a beer garden. >> we have a star behind me. >> we will have the red carpet rolled out and taking pictures for people to help support pets on wheels. >> these animals do such great work in the community.
it takes to become a therapy pet. it is beautiful right now. the humidity is still on the low side. we will warm into the many's this afternoon. we will crank up the heat and humidity starting tomorrow. upper 9's into the weekend with a slight chance for thunderstorms. -- upper and 90's into the weekend. more updates coming up in just a few minutes. >> what a sweet dog. 6:36. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. how long do you plan to keep your car or cars you currently own? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> a woman is desperate to find her half-brother in maryland. he was adopted more than 60 years ago and may not know he has a half sister. >> she contacted lisa robinson. >> she travel from alabama to baltimore hoping someone watching here in maryland will have the missing piece to our families puzzle.
her story is a set secrets and desire. she hopes to find her half- brother. >> who knows how long i'm going to live. you deserve to know you have a brother living. aunt. angry with my i went 30 years without knowing i had a brother living. >> 11 news is with her as he searches records and knocks on doors, trying to find her brother. tonight, we'll take you on her journey. if you pay close attention, it might be able to help her. i am lisa robinson. >> fascinating. 64 degrees on tv hill. >> we will check your morning commute. the west side is starting to see
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. 6:44. police are investigating the apparent murder of a prison inmate found dead in his cell early this morning. an officer making his rounds this morning found a man dead in his cell with the parent trauma -- apparent trauma to his body. charges are pending against his cell mate. no word of what may cause the attack. we have learned that a police officer is facing perjury and misconduct charges after climbing to a been shot while on duty. to me recall that detective anthony fata claimed he was shot in a baltimore parking garage.
prosecutors say he falsified his start in an unsuccessful bid to get workers' compensation. baltimore city residents are being told to dig a little deeper for the use of city water. a 9% increase has been approved to water rates and fees. there are assistance programs for those who cannot afford that increase. more information on our website, wbaltv.com. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. right now we are tracking a problem in the city, fire activity. be extra careful. there could be some lanes closed. 26 miles on the west side outer loop beginning at liberty. nothing major on the north side.
looking good on the j.f.x. into town. 43 on southbound 95 near the fort mchenry. problem free at the harbor tunnel. so far so good at the key bridge. here's a quick live look at traffic. 83 york road, southbound traffic is light and speech continued down to the beltway. heavy traffic on 95 coming out of white marsh down towards the beltway. ava has some really cute pets. >> good morning. this is the location that the pets on wheels will be holding their big fundraiser. i'm here with some therapy dogs. what a sweet dog. i would imagine it is a pretty risk process. >> they cannot bite or think
about it. sun bought with dementia -- somebody with dementia it tends to be grabby. >> the stocks have gone through a process to make sure they are calm -- these dogs got their process to make sure they are calm. >> we have a rabbit that is 23 pounds. he will be in the kissing booth at the event. >> you are here with your dog rocky. maybe it is more about the temperament of the dog then the breed. >> it is all about temperament. these dogs have great temperament.
rocky is fantastic. he loves everything. he is a traffic breed, a mixed breed dog. he was a rescue. he has a fabulous temperament. >> the big fundraiser is coming up in two weeks. you can get involved and maybe get your pet as a therapy animal. to have the patients patience with the tortoise.. >> that is a wonderful program. i have seen some of the video other website. thank you, ava. 65 degrees at the airport.
64 in randallstown and parkton. the dew points are still in the 50's. it will feel relatively comfortable. that will change. this big dome of heat is going to slide further to the east. i did not think we will hit 100 in baltimore. it will make it into the upper 90's with the heat index over 100. some activity may visit us from time to time. with a slight chance for a thunderstorm but not today. mostly sunny skies with comparable humidity. high temperature between 90 and 95. if you take the boat out, it should be a nice day on the water.
30% chance for a thunderstorm at the beach. tropical storm debby produced a currents. of recurrencip the edison chance for a thunderstorm and that will be the forecast through wednesday. -- 30% chance for a thunderstorm. 80's by wednesday. slight chance for a thunderstorm in the forecast. >> time now for a last look at one of our big stories. a police officer is arrested and charged with manslaughter. jennifer franciotti is live from towson with that story. >> officer james laboard has been charged with manslaughter.
he was off duty the night that he is accused of chasing 70- year-old christopher brown. police say they got into a physical fight and the teenager became unconscious. brown died from asphyxiation. brown's family has been clamoring for charges to be filed against the officer. the state's attorney's office said they did not file charges as a result of public pressure. >> why is the officer facing two different charges? >> there are two different ways of improving illegal -- >> jennifer franciotti, thank you. >> here is matt lauer with a look at what is coming up next on the "today" show. >> good morning. we're waiting for the u.s. supreme court to hand down its
ruling on the fate of president obama's signature health-care law. live.at the corourt a new drug to help lose weight has been approved. a mother wrongfully convicted of for newborns murder. a wild dog killed the baby. they speak out about their fight for justice. matthew conaway will talk about his new role in a movie as we get started on a thursday morning. >> very interesting. 64 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll look at your answers to our water cooler question of the day. question of the day. >>
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>> time to get to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- how long do you plan to keep your car or cars you currently own? >> this is a great answer. [laughter] >> we will post more of your answers on the front page of our website, wbaltv.com. >> so problems on the beltway. >> accident just past 95, 25
miles per hour. keep tabs on that. here's a quick live look at traffic. this is what looks like that wilkins avenue. that is the result. we will let in know how that evolves. delays out of white marsh. >> today is fairly comfortable. the humidity will be in the comfortable range. that would change to more and senate. mid to upper 90's. heat index will be over 100. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> have a good one.
>> this is a wbal-tv 11 editorial from president and general manager dan joerres. >> the u.s. olympic trials are under way and the excitement has just begun. in the midst of the bicentennial of the war of 1812, independence day this weekend, and the upcoming 2012 olympics, we can truly say we are proud to be americans. the olympics are still the world's stage like no other, with the best athletes competing and representing their countries. you can see the trials and all of the games right here on wbal-tv 11, as world records are broken and new ones are set. join us 7:30 p.m. nightly for the "o-zone" to keep up with all of the action. certainly, all eyes will be on michael phelps, who is registered in 11 events. this is his fourth and final olympics, but he already holds the record for most olympic gold medals and most world records. he is also the first american swimmer to qualify for four olympics. the excitement mounts with each trial as the countdown to the