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tribute to their father. baltimore city respected him as well. today the two brothers' share special memories about their father. >> he really loved you guys. >> the former ravens president shared thoughts and described moments when they had to say goodbye. >> we had a moment with my father at the hospital with four players, the head coach, the owner. i think that evil -- that easily rival my father receiving the super bowl trophy. >> a larger than life portrait hangs at the entrance. he died on thursday morning.
during his tenure, the ravens won the super bowl in 2001. his family just wanted him to know how much they loved him and how much baltimore love them. >> we know poppy had this incredible love affair with my father. >> as a young boy, he and his father took a cab ride in new york, and it left a lasting impression. >> on that have ride, they were best friends. he knew everything about the family and it was just two guys. this the kind of man he was. a wonderful human being. >> former raven's offensive linemen jonathan ogden said he will be missed. >> we will miss that hamas, that
-- i am not the guy, -- we will miss that humbleness, that i am not the guy, i am just one of the guys. >> the memorial will be held right here on the field from 11:00 until 1:00. funeral services for art modell will be held on the 1700 block of park heights avenue in baltimore. reporting live, wbal tv 11 news. >> the cleveland browns will pay an appropriate recognition to modell. they say they want to show respect to the modell family, as well as the cleveland community. stay tuned. many of you are remembering art modell on facebook. you can see more pictures of art
and his family on our website -- wbaltv.com. >> as the city prepares to say goodbye to a local and national football legend, it is time for another season. >> that's right. be ravens are rowdy and ready to go. i am not sure if it is in that order. do not worry. we are not neglecting the o's. >> is a big night. we will go out to you first for the first of many purple friday's. >> i am here in glen bernie. -- burnie. the raven stands are ready for some football. they play cincinnati. they are ready -- ♪ it is the first purple friday of
the season. fans came from all over. even raven's cheerleaders. the fans were getting ready for football. >> i am ready. >> i am excited. go ravens! >> i'm ready. let's go ravens! whoo-hoo! >> and everyone is optimistic about the new season. >> things are going to go great this year. i think this bird is going to fall down. i think cincinnati is not as good as we are. -- i think pittsburg is going to fall down. >> the ravens are amazing. they are hanging out at some of the bar's. it is a good experience. >> you'll love it, don't you? >> i love it.
i cannot wait for monday night. the city is on fire for our sports teams. >> they have been up since 7:00 a.m. they are amazing. ♪ >> you're looking at a live picture. the caravan has just pulled up. ecb cheerleaders coming in your. aw, yeah. purple friday in maryland. they have been traveling all over since this morning and they are walking in with all kinds of goodies. it is good times. a lot of fun. everybody is here. i will tell you what -- a lot of fun. got some beads for the kids, some calendars. you name it, the cheerleaders
have a. ladies. -- hi, ladies. how are you doing? >> i will let you go. playinge, the o's are the yankees tonight. and pete gilbert is there. some major, major league baseball going on tonight. >> you have purple there. a sea of orange here. it is one of the greatest nights in the history of camden yard. the unveiling of the new cal ripken jr. statue. the orioles hit six home runs in the game last night. mark reynolds, he had two of them. this is unbelievable what he is doing. 8 home runs in the last seven games. he is the first to hit multiple
home runs against the yankees in the season and. he has been on an unbelievable care. we know he is a great ballplayer, but even to his teammates, he is something special. >> he is a unique player. he is a guy when you get hot, he is one of the best in the game. i think when people knew when he was not swinging better earlier in the year, he can really carry a team. >> he can carry it as well keeping everyone in camden yard is wearing are and, feeling very confident. there is a belief they can get this done. a share first place with the yankees. coming up, we will talk about the matchup against the bronx bombers. back to you. >> you cannot do something if you do not think you can do with. that brings this to our text
question. what are you more excited for this weekend? text "a" if you are more excited about the nfl season taking off or more excited -- or text "b" if you are more excited about the orioles. we will have those results later. >> we are keeping an eye on the radar screen to see if any showers will pop up. so far, quiet around baltimore. a sprinkle or two here or there. so far, the strongest storms have stayed away from baltimore. the southeastern part of the county. this could produce penny-sized hail. it is nearly stationary, so some spots getting a pretty good downpour. it looks like for most areas
this evening, quiet. mostly clear skies. warm and muggy. tomorrow could be a different matter. a strong cold front is headed our web. more on that in the seven-day forecast. >> residence in howard county can rest a bit easier to night after police say they have solved a string of home burglaries had -- that has been plaguing the area for months. they have connected three men to the burglaries that started back in july. there could be more charges coming. according to detectives these three men broke into homes at locations in the western area of the county. the men were finally tracked down after police used surveillance video to monitor one of the suspects. meanwhile, police in baltimore city are trying to piece together details of a deadly shooting. at happened last night just before 9:00 on the 1400 block of holbrook street.
they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. he was taken to the hospital, where he later died. >> there are dead the consequences when motorists failed to obey the move but -- deadly consequences when motorists failed to obey the move over law. >> i guess i heard the rumble, but just before the vehicle came across, or came towards me. it took a big move on the shoulder. >> it all happened in june. he was able to get to the guardrail and radio for help. he has problems with balance now. he will likely never return to work. the driver of the truck was fined for failing to obey the move over lot. of fallen officer who died from his injuries is being honored
tonight. we were in north baltimore for the funeral services. >> and a tribute fit for a fallen hero, a motorcade brings the man who baltimore city police say always put his life on the line to keep the streets safe. >> baltimore is a safer place because of his work. >> forrest taylor was killed in duty when he collided with another vehicle. >> he never really recovered from his injuries. he passed in august. he is the first officer this year who has died in a line of duty. >> officer taylor was a member of the archangels of writers -- archangels riders club. members were on hand to escort
his ashes for a final farewell and salute. taylor was also a husband and father of a 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter, who made their way to church on this somber the. >> the unexpected nature of this and the accident and never recovering has just been a very difficult situation for them. in has been difficult prosperous in the department. for the family, it has been a tremendous loss. >> officer taylor was a loved by he was known for taking on tough assignments and entering younger partners. -- andmenotring younger partners -- mentoring younger partners. >> wbal tv 11 news. >> a mort sad news tonight. harry tsakalos, the founder of h&s bakery, has died tonight.
he is called a pillar of the community. the bread was made by hand and deliver personally. today h&s bakery has grown into one of the largest makers on the east coast and is still family owned and operated. harry tsakalos was 93 years old. >> if you were watching yesterday, you were likely glued to dtv. >> a pursuit in howard and baltimore counties. where the driver is now and what police found when they searched his motel room. plus -- >> a new driving video is
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and pointed it at her. they were driving right by. there are enough units on the scene trying to take this situation under control. the problem is there's only one man that can get a bite here well police conduct this investigation. reporting -- can get by here while police conduct this investigation. reporting live, i am capt. roy taylor. >> meanwhile, breaking news from the sky team 11 as police took off after the driver of this car. be the local was weaving in and out of traffic on route 101. this all started with drug charges. this was on i-95 southbound. this afternoon, they are in police custody in howard county. they are facing drug and gun charges and charges for fleeing
and eluding police. by the way, in the motel room search, officers found it two handguns, cash, and drugs. >> in tonight's medical alert, many people think that playing online videos can give you a boost in your brain power. some experts in dementia and the aging process agree. they say that the key is challenging yourself to reach more difficult levels. >> it forces your brain to make new connections and to learn. >> there are also plenty of low- tech and brain activities as well. exercise is also related to good brain health. a spotlight shone on heart disease in women.
there are many misconceptions. one is that women are more likely to die from breast cancer. the reality is that 10 times the number of women die from heart disease than breast cancer every year. the symptoms are different. they are more likely to have a vague, non-specific sentence like pressure on the chest -- symptoms like pressure on the chest. they say it is important to have control of your blood pressure, cholesterol, and wait. and also, don't smoke. mammograms that are aimed at finding breast cancer may actually increase the chances of it in young women who carry the gene for the disease. there was a review of 2000 teen carriers and their history of chase richard chest -- just radiation. there were 33% more likely to
develop breast cancer. that research will no doubt raise caution flags about how women with gene mutations are treated. >> now your 11 insta-weather plus forecast. >> so far, so good for baseball and downtown baltimore. this is the radar screen are around the inner harbor, the camden yards area. there is the slight chance of a thunderstorm popping up, like the one we see in southeastern york county. this is crossing into southeastern lancaster county. there's the possibility of penny-sized hail. it is no real threat to the baltimore area. you see it drifting west. a couple of isolated storms in the mountains to our west as well. all part of a warm and muggy september afternoon. temperatures were riding around 90. currently is 93 and frederick. 94 degrees in the westminster
area. other than those at isolated storms, it will be mostly clear for most people tonight. tomorrow, there is a better chance for thunderstorm activity as a stronger cold front comes through. this separate summer from fall. 80's as you get towards to cleveland. that cool fall air will be pushing through, but the front itself will likely turn into thunderstorms. we will wake up to a partly cloudy sky, maybe some patchy fog. i think we will also get a little front early on. when the front comes in, we will have a line of thunderstorms reaching the inner harbor and the western shore of the bair around 5:00, 5:30 -- the bay area around 5:00, 5:30. a sprinkel may linger in the mountains, but we will see clearer skies.
at less humid air to finish the weekend. we still have a muggy air, and that leaves the potential for thunderstorms. small craft a advisory. there is the possibility of a thunderstorm with waves up to 3 feet. look at sunday's high. 68 degrees. about 86 on the short tomorrow. breezy, clear, cooler, more comfortable weather sweeping across the state on sunday. 81 on sunday. two storms out of the tropical atlantic. lesley and michael. lesley is expected to be drifting north. look at this. they may run the new east. summer and around newfoundland. the storms are on a collision course. sunshine return sunday. it will be breezy and cooler.
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graphically depicted in a new video. >> i just went off the road. >> the images are vivid and start. while dramatic, it unfortunately depicts everyday real-life incidents that are happening every single day. >> the doctors at shock trauma see all too often the victims of these crashes while working to save their lives. >> the last four years, over 150,000 people have been injured in maryland, driving while distracted. thousands of them have died. >> in the video is an effort to curb that disturbing trend. the video was created for use in driver education programs, targeting drivers early on to get them in the habit of turning phones off while driving. >> of 11% of all distracted
driving crashes involving drivers under the age of 20. traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for american teenagers. when it comes to distracted driving, young people are among the most likely to text and talk behind the wheel. >> local police are also on board enforcing the law against texting while driving. this is a problem that affects everyone of us peeping >> we are making sure they change their behavior. they are in danger in not only their lives, but everyone on the road. >> the video has already been distributed to driving schools across the state. >> and there is soma ahead on a 11 news. -- so much ahead on 11 news. there it is. >> 1, 2. >> a dangerous trucker driving.
that is 5:30. the statistic comes from a school bus survey taken last spring. >> we are talking buses stopped with their sons out and lights flashing. we go -- signs out and lights flashing. we go to our education reporter. >> next to montgomery county, baltimore county has the highest number of violations. 1143. that is no surprise to school transportation director. >> how terrible is that? >> is very frustrating for drivers, because they are doing a top job. they are using their devices. it is tough. is no different than when you or i are out driving and they see someone speed baez and we know they are breaking the law. >> she has seen it more than her
share of close calls. >> their it is. 1, 2. >> and apparently not much has changed along this stretch of road. >> you can see the difference between the buses -- i mean the cars that flyby and the cars that do not fly by. >> baltimore county police are committed to track down motorists to break the law. >> it is our continued commitment to the safety of children. we want drivers to know we will be watching. they are not going to know where we will be watching, but we will be following buses and enforcing violations we observe. >> people who speed by bosses face a fine and three points on the license. those to stop and drive ahead also face a fine and a two point penalty. it is hoped this will encourage
drivers to obey the law. >> also denies educational -- arne duncan has given 10 maryland schools the prestigious blue ribbon school of accidents. ones in our area include -- whitehall in prince george's county. be parochial schools include norodom prep and st. augustine in -- notre dame prep and st. augustine in howard county. >> here is a look at some of our rubber -- other top stories tonight. the east.ed at michael phelps is back in town. this translates to tons of foot traffic downtown.
add to that, the ravens already sold-out game monday, and it looks like orange plus purple could bring businesses a lovely shade of green. will this weekend be bigger than the grand prix? what's the grand prix is only one weekend -- >> the grand prix is only one weekend. but all these things are good for elevating the profile of baltimore. >> another big attraction -- michael phelps will be part of a ceremony before kickoff at the ravens opener. he will be there as an honorary captain. and the son of the original owner of the -- the sons of the original owner of the baltimore ravens are paying tribute to their father. they are talking about how much their father cared about baltimore and the people here. art modell died thursday morning at johns hopkins
hospital. he will be remembered in a ceremony starting 11:00. the cleveland browns are also planning a memorial as well. we do not know the details on how that is going to be handled. >> in our 2012 report tonight -- the contest for the white house is about dead even according to many polls. the jobs report came out today. we have a look at the final 60- day charge for november. >> good evening. how voters feel about the economy could decide the presidency and the jobs report is one of the last indicators of where we are and where we stand before the election just two months up. these are the people the candidates are trying to reach, people like this one you just got tired of a new restaurant. >> i was lucky. i know there are a lot of
people who do not have jobs. >> and others disappointed by the lack of new jobs in august. >> i am trying to remain optimistic. >> one day after accepting his party's nomination, president obama is campaigning in new hampshire. he is putting a positive spin on the economy. >> business once again added jobs for the 30th month in a row. that is not good enough. we need to create more jobs, faster. >> the unemployment rate has been above 8% for 46 consecutive months. in iowa, mitt romney used those numbers to attack obama. >> the president said by this time we would be at 5.4% unemployment. 5.4%. instead we are at 8%. do you know what difference that makes and how many more people
would be working in america? 9 million people. >> it is a report that is sure to have voters talking. this is an average we have not seen in at least two here's. in washington, wbal tv 11 news. >> question -- do you know how to catch an alligator? >> yes. >> how? " it's very carefully. >> -- >> very carefully. >> i am live in camden yard. the orioles are preparing for one of the greatest nights in
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wildlife officials helped secure it and tied. i just hope that tape holds. the alligator must've been someone's pet and they are looking to find it a new home. >> the victim of a not so funny practical joke has been arrested at philadelphia international airport. when he reached his actual destination, he was arrested again for actual legal troubles. he was arrested after an anonymous phone call indicated he was traveling with a dangerous substance. that was a hoax. however, police noticed he was wanted on outstanding warrants and arrested him the second time. >> hundreds are dead following of vicious series of earthquakes in southeastern china. the magnitude is reported at 5.6, at a depth of 6 miles.
more than 5000 people have been evacuated. according to websites, the damage includes collapsed homes and landslides. the damage was even more extensive because buildings there are known to be constructed very poorly. there's a lot going on this weekend. >> governor o'malley plans to lead a charge of soldiers. we will explain why, coming up. >> thankfully the destination was a few feet in front of me. >> you met her back in july. and navy veteran blind oversees. why today's race as a special significance. >> we will keep an eye on
>> here is what is coming up at 6:00. september and we are being bombarded with tv ads for the election. plus, it is the first official purple friday. we are out on the town with a rowdy anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel... but it'll become so much more. a new world-class resort casino in maryland. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland.
last time. he marked that anniversary with a gold medal. he trained here in baltimore back in july. he lost his sight after stepping on a hidden bomb in an afghani field. tonight, he clinched his third medal at the 2012 paris olympics -- paralympics. >> agricultural officials have been spraying neighborhoods across maryland in an attempt to control the mosquito population, all as a response to an increase in west niall cases. a dozen cases have been reported in west maryland. there will be more on the way. you were urged to stay indoors if it is happening in your community. you can find a complete schedule of the state's planned its ratings. head to our website -- wbaltv.com.
be sure to click on "news." >> now you're a 11 insta-weather plus forecast. >> let's check hd doppler see if there are any -- check hd doppler, see if there any storms in the vicinity. nothing out there. warm, hazy afternoon in downtown baltimore. it looks like this diminish quite a bit. nothing showing up in york and lancaster county. saw the hagerstown, a couple of lightning strikes. the potential to produce some heavy downpours. this will be drifting to the northeast. so, as you can see, there may be an isolated storm or two. most areas are missing out on the activity. high temperatures are warmer than normal. this week in september averaging eight degrees above normal. 80 today. the normal high is 81.
the record high -- 101. will tell far this goes back. 1881. -- look how far this goes back. 1881. and looks like cooler air will be getting here, but not until tomorrow and sunday. we are pushing toward 90 here. temperatures in the low 60's in the northern lakes and even 50's in green bay. there is cooler fall air with this front. that does not enter our region until tomorrow. we can look for a band of strong thunderstorms tomorrow evening. high pressure will fill up behind it. than the second half of the we will be a lot more comfortable. a line of storms just west of baltimore, 3:30 in the afternoon. that will be of the coastal areas by 9:00, 10:00 in the evening. after that, things cool of
nicely. that more humid air will be here for sunday. a few isolated storms. sunset at 7:27. those late date thunderstorms, some of them could be strong to severe. going out on the bay, you have got to be careful tomorrow. the wins will be gusting up to the south and the waves will be building. be thunderstorms can complicate things on the bay as well. on sunday.s 40's 04 highs -- for highs on monday morning. ocean city, along the coastal areas, it will not get there until tomorrow night. it will cool out and sunshine will finish up the weekend. 86 tomorrow. only 80 and less humid sunday. the high stays in the 70's for monday, tuesday, in wednesday.
-- and wednesday. >> we begin your friday consumer alert with a look at wall street. surge,esterday's huge slightly higher. the doubt closes above 13,000. the nasdaq is up, as well as the s&p 500. the dow had its highest marks of september -- since september 2007. 96,000 jobs were created last month. bettis fewer than economists' forecasts. in case you're wondering, the industry's reporting job growth our food and drink services, professional technical services, health care. a deadly accident involving a toddler and a window blind.
nearly half a million lines from blind express are being pulled. they were sold from january 1995 until december last year. they do not have attention -- a tentsioning device, leaving the court to dangle. you can log on to our website -- wbaltv.com, for more information on how you can get a free repair kit. and a company known for its soups. consumers have fallen out of love with traditional flavors. in an effort to reinvent itself, they traveled to several cities from portland, ore. to london to figure out what kinds of soups appeal to younger customers. in the coming year, expect 50 new products including moroccan- style chicken.
>> sounds good. is not even the fourth of july, but it is time to celebrate baltimore's oldest holiday, and what better place to celebrate than fort mchenry? 1500 students from across the state converged on the fourth to experience history firsthand with a war of 1812 era schooner. the students remember the successful defense of the city, and eventually lead -- potentially leading to the riding of "the star spangled banner." >> is part of who we are. there were people year 200 years ago that really got it. when their city was attacked, they stuck together. it did not matter what color they were. it did not matter how poor or rich they were. what mattered was the did not want to see their house burned down and they loved their country.
>> got to love ranger been. >> there were cooking demonstrations. even an appearance by gov. o'malley. he plans to lead the charge from the -- from a horse. i hope he knows how to ride. we will have a fact check on those campaign advertisements for you. >> you cannot tell me what it is like to be down and out, because i have been homeless. >> i love this guy. finance tea party like you never seen him before. -- funnyman steve harvey like you have never seen him before. what she found out.
>> e-mail have noticed a new phase -- you may have new -- you may have noticed a new face in our lineup. that new face is steve harvey. >> we sat down and found out what makes one of the funniest men in show business tic. >> he is taking the world by storm. author, game show host, and radio host is now the newest addition to the wbal lineup. the talking part is not new for
him. >> i have been talking for 27 years. >> do you ever get tired of talking? >> no, not when there are checks attached. >> baron of. -- fair enough. >> if this were for free, this interview would almost be over right now. >> when i sat down with him on his set in chicago, i was surprised to see a different side to the comedian. a serious, grounded, and more introspective harvey. >> you cannot come to me and tell me that you are having trouble paying your bills and i cannot relate. you cannot tell me what it is like to be down and now. i have been homeless. >> he says his struggles shake him, beginning at a young age. >> i wanted to be on tv because of jackie gleason, red skelton, jonathan winters.
those guys were on tv. they were comedians. sitcoms, "the jackie gleason show." me and my dad, we never missed a. i wanted that. how was i going to do it? clueless. i was absolutely clueless. >> the journey has made him a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment world, and now in the world of daytime talk. >> what is your opinion? >> that is nice. you cannot just go up to a guy and say, look, we need to talk. because the walls go up. then his mind starts raising. approach it differently and say, honey, can i say just one thing? >> that relatable comedic approach has gotten him far, but will it transcends to broader audiences? >> do you feel pressure to make
the show funny? >> no. not to make it funny. there is pressure to make it good. making it funny is not even a question. went to be funny is a bit challenging. >> wbal-tv 11 news. >> all right. that is all for us a 5:00. here is what is new at 6:00. >> remembering art modell. >> the gambling industry is spending a fortune on tv ads. we will take a look at the claims. >> ravens fans get ready for monday night. >> you are watching wbal-tv 11 news, live, local, late breaking. this is a 11 news at 6:00 p.m. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> id does not matter what annel you watch. it seems