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enough. i'm saying, it's not worth $12,000 while people are facing layoffs. >> traveling expenses while should are facing tough times. why some say it should be cut from the city budget. and a nationwide terror alert. we go in fox undercover. good morning. and welcome to fox 45 morning news. today is thursday, september 24th. i'm megan gilliland. patrice harris has the morning off. as you head out to work this morning, it's a hot and humid start to the day. let's check in with meteorologist steve fertig and see exactly what we can expect as we head through this day and into the ravens weekend. >> yeah, and ravens game itself should be comfortable, much more than today, because today, it's a bit humid. >> it's hot, last night, too. >> absolutely, we had showers
and thunderstorms that were triggered to the north. now we get a break. definitely muggies are still here for us another day. >> i like that. >> we're going to see relief from the muggy condition by tomorrow, especially as we get closer to the weekend. 72 degrees at the bus stop and you definitely don't need the jacket with you this morning. the showers have given way to a includier start as to the day mixed with a little bit of clearing for the morning as we get to the latter morning. sunshine mixed with the clouds. 74 degrees in baltimore, and the 74 degrees for hagerstown. a mild start indeed, and the showers from yesterday, have moved off to the east. there's still a chance for a shower to be triggered by the cold front that is moving through, slowly moving to the south from our north. 82, and 79 at 6:00 p.m. and we leave light shower chances but not expecting a lot of rain. these temperatures will climb from the low 70s right now
into the low to mid-80s later in the afternoon. we will get you the ravens forecast in a little bit, but right now we want to hear what is happening on the roadways from lauren cooke. she is here with the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. so far so good on the west side of the beltway. as we take a live look at liberty road, you we can see the volume developing that is going to be good as you continue to travel the 695. that good news will continue as we hop on to the beltway. from greenspring to the jfx you're looking at a quick 3 minutes. if you are using the jfx to get into the city this morning, from 695 all the way down to east fayette street, you're looking the at an 11-minute drive. you will want to be aware that the baltimore book festival will shutdown mount vernon street at one place. that's a look at the morning commute. megan, let's send it back to
you. first on fox, furloughs and layoffs that is how the city is closing a huge budget deficit, but some are upset how certain spending has been approved at the same time that more than 2 dozen city workers are being laid off. joel d smith is live this morning with more. good morning, joel. >> reporter: good morning, megan. we have learned that the baltimore finance director says that 27 jobs are being cud cut because of the financial crisis, others are being furloughed. we have learned that $12,000 in government travel have just been approved. >> furlough is a tool for reducing costs during difficult budge times. >> reporter: 27 employees are being laid off but that is just the beginning of the cuts. the vast majority of other city workers will be furloughed between 5 and 10 days depending on the salary. >> if we don't do the furlough, it could mean up to 400 people being laid off in city government, 400.
>> reporter: the union representing many city employees say it's too much, they can't afford a 2-3% pay cut. >> these people live in the city of baltimore. they pay the difficult taxes every day. they don't mind doing it. they don't mind the work but they want to be treated equally. >> reporter: they approved $12,000 worth of city travel. >> it's not worth $12,000 while people are facing layoffs. >> reporter: 1500 for a conference in allentown, and more than $400 for public works employees to travel to orlando. in question a trip to san diego by rosiland spencer, the executive director of the baltimore's retirement system. it's unclear who paid for that trip, because an attorney is refusing to release the minutes without a freedom of request. >> the fact that a its employees is going to a great trip for san
diego for a pension conference that has not proven to help baltimore city pension inside past just seems outrageous. >> reporter: he we did try contacting spencer at her hotel room and left messages, unfortunately those were not returned. after that the furloughs will begin on september 29, and some of them do coincide with the holidays. stay tuned for continuing coverage of this story. we talk to councilwoman mary pat clark about the council situation. that is coming up at 7:00. it's not over yet. the lawsuit triggered by the unforgettable video of a cop yelling at a teenager was thrown out of court but the mother is fighting back. >> obviously your parents don't put a foot your butt often enough u because you don't understand the meaning of respect. >> the video shows the
confrontation. the video shows rivieri putting bush in a head lock and angerly scolding bush for calling him dad. they filed a lawsuit against rivieri, but a judge threw out the lawsuit. >> i cannot let this. it's insane that people let people get away with this. >> the judge threw out the suit because bush failed to tell the city an intention of lawsuit. she has three days to appeal. colorado air shuttle driver and his father have detention hearings in denver, and new york city emimam, has a hearing in new york city. the three were charged last week with lying to investigators trying to cover up a possible plot to detonate homemade bombs.
meanwhile maryland gets millions of dollars to fight terrorists. homeland security chief janet that poll tino, was in the city to announce the $300 million. the $150 million will go toward port security. >> it's designed to help protect port infrastructure and to protect against wmd threats and assist with the implementation of the transportation worker identification credential. >> 166 million will be used to build new fire stations or upgrade existing stations. 72 million will go toward improving tunnels and bridges. stay tuned to fox 45 morning news for continuing coverage of this story. we go inside the terror alert and how maryland is dealing with it in this week's fox undercover. that is coming up later this hour. dundalk residents are
continuing the clean up efforts after last week's massive watermain break. baltimore county emergency management officials have a desaster recovery drill planned for later today. the practice responding to another catastrophe, but no amount of preparedness can overcome the concern of baltimore's aging infrastructure. >> in dundalk, the past six days have been a real drain, on city pipes, city crews, he city residents. >> for those two days it was very frustrating. >> reporter: yesterday afternoon crews rolled in to seal and began shoring up the hole created by last friday's massive watermain break. it's a repear job that is becoming all -- repair job that is becoming all too fa familiarr workers. in may this watermain break flooded lombard street. there have been 5,000 according to the city in four years. the system is too old and too
costly to maintain. >>the money we have anal allowss us to do a small amount of year. what we are doing is chasing down the watermain breaks and that's a critical problem. >> we have an aging infrastructure. you know the mandate in upgrading that came from the federal government without any financing and money. so it's really important that we get the support from the federal government. >> reporter: for now the city is in repair mode and promising to perform maintenance with what little money is left. >> the city says it could cost more than $2 billion to make the needed repairs. still to come, what are your chances of catching swine flu. >> swine flow i flu is a 2009h1. it's he very trance missable tre
against the power of wisk®. wisk®. powerfully clean. perfectly priced. >>your taking a live look at city hall there and it looks very peaceful out there. we will check in with meteorologist steve fertig and see what the weather is going to be like for us today and if that peaceful calmness is going to stick around.
>> it looks like, megan, it's going to be calm. a couple of spots around, but it's not going to feel as nice as it may look, because it's still a bit humid. here is what we're looking at the sky watch hd radar, not a whole lot. we had activity last night but not seeing activity right now. as we check the hd in motion. we will check where there was activity in the northern part of the state moving through reisterstown and up through northern baltimore county as well as up in cecil county. a little bit of activity but not seeing anything, and looking a whole lot better than we did last night. a couple of light showers possible. sometime moisture to the west could be advancing and bringing us shower chances as we get into late saturday and early sunday. that looks like what is next in on the horizon. what is something we're dealing with right now is the cold front to the north that will be hanging in our direction. the cold front as it does move through will be bringing us -- the cold front for you, how is that, not so good.
we have to see the cold front. it looks like it's going to have a hard time holding together. it could see us through. it will bring us a light shower here and there. what it will do and bring in drier air behind it. on friday it will turn out to be a sad looking day. the future scan model is not showing a whole lot of rain over our area. there could be light showers. what you're seeing is front pushing through the south. watch how the air or at atmosphere dries out as the drier air moves in. you will he see at the end of the timeframe more clearing as we get through tomorrow and more sunshine on the way. we do have a jet stream that is going to be taking the dip. as it does, dip to the south. what that will do is bring in cooler air to the weekend, when temperatures will only get to the 70s and maybe 60s for high temperatures this weekend. 74 degrees for the current temperature in baltimore right now. it will get warmer than that, 73 in d.c. 72 in salisbury, and cooler in oakland and we're headed toward
the 80s, once again, warmer than average, warmer than 76 degrees. we will be around 76 degrees at the eastern shore. we won't rule out the showers as the cold front pushes south. the light shower chance and 80 degrees for the central part of the state, northwest wind at 5-10 miles per hour. further points west a couple of degrees cooler, 82 degrees with the shower chance earlier and into the evening. it won't be that pervasive, 66 degrees with an overnight low. as we move through the day today, we will warm up nicely at 88 degrees at noon. you will feel the humidity, 79 degrees at 6:00 p.m. the humidity begins to drop during the overnight period. cooler but comfortable with low humidity and plenty of sunshine to enjoy tomorrow. 68 degrees, cooler on saturday, still the late day shower into early sunday seeing most of saturday looks dry. then we get the shower chances later at night and we get rid of them by sunday midday.
75 degrees on sunday, and 70 degrees on wednesday with more sunshine then. if you're headed to m&t stadium, and you're heading there, you will have a good time. if you're a cleveland brown, you probably won't. anyway, there's showers you will have to deal with. 73 degrees for the game time temperature at 1:00 p.m. sky watch wrath is at your fink finger tips. we can use fox 45 powerful radar to track incoming storms. interactive tools will let you see when rain or thunderstorms are over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. now lauren cooke will let us know how the roadways are. >> reporter: thank you, steve. take a look at the northeast corridor of 95. we're looking at 65 miles per hour, 61 on 83 in baltimore county, a high of 63 traveling the jfx. as we make our way to west side of the beltway, we're looking at 55 miles per hour but a higher
63 at the south side at howard county. we do have an accident reported on 295, right at route 75 and the trouble persists as we make our way up to catonsville. we are still dealing with a crash that has shutdown south rolling road at wilkens avenue. as you make your way into the city, you want to be aware of a road closure. the baltimore book festival has shutdown mount vernon. you want to stick with calvert street and madison street as an alternative route. as we make our way to dundalk, we're still dealing with the effects of the massive watermain break. if you take pictures of friday, you can see all of the the flooding it caused, but it's going to be a different picture today. the trucks trying to a being is ease the marine terminal, do stick with 695 and around keith avenue. you will see a little bit of volume developing in the southbound lanes but nothing of
concern at this time. that is a look at your morning travels. for customized traffic reports, 24-7, log on to foxbaltimore.com and click on traffic edge. let's send it back to you, megan. thank you, lauren. still to come traveling expenses during tough times. i'm saying, it's not worth $12,000 while people are facing layoffs. why some say they should be cut from the city budget. swine flu is the 2009, h one n1 is very trass missabl transmm person to person. >> next ♪
first to arrive, followed by a shot approved for pregnant women and those with health conditions. getting a vaccine is important, because those with health conditions could be at risk of getting the flu and at risk of death. the doctor has a look at who should be most concerned. >> healthy or not, we're all at risk of watchin catching. >> swine flu, the 2009, h1n1 is very transmissible from person to person. >> even though we are all taking precautions, some even using masks, truth is like the seasonable flu most of us will recover but some will not. >> in the united states, 25% of people who have died had no known underlying conditions that they're aware of at the time of death. >> that is true here in florida as well. as of last week, almost 40 people reportedly died of h1n1 regardless of age, everyone had under laying health problems. here is the breakdown, 95% of
children had medical problems. 25 to 49, 70% and for ages 5-24 it was about half. warren mcdewingle says although there's no definitive list, the culprits is the chronic diseases. >> the diabetes are the two larger ones that we have seen. >> pregnancy, neurological problems, heart, kidney or lung disease, immune problems, adults over age 55 and all kids underage 5 and the of children who died last spring, neuro developmental disorders increased risks. for adults, morbid obesity did cause problems. mcdougle says it's important to plan ahead. >> they should be talking with their physician, designing a plan to take care of themselves, being compliant with their
medication and making sure that they take the precautions of staying home if they're ill, staying away from people that are ill, and if he this are at risk for ser -- if they are at risk of serious complications stay away from crowds. still ahead, stocks are round even though the fed says the economy is picking up. find out the latest business news next. >> obviously your parents don't put a foot in your butt quite enough? >> a lawsuit over this incident is thrown out in court. why the boy's mother says the just as we promise 100% fresh produce...
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a roller coaster ride at wall street as the federal reserve dampens a major rally. stan case has more on what is moving the markets in today's business brief. >> reporter: after touching one year highs the major indexes slumped after disappointing news from the federal reserve. the dow slipped more than 3 quarters of a percent. and the s&p 500 lost 1%. the federal reserve concluded its two day meeting leaving interest rates at current historical low near zero. they said on going problems in
the unemployment could curve the recovery. they said that the home sales and construction are coming off historic lows. two of the nation's largest banks have announced they're revamping their over draft fee policy. as of october, bank of america opt out of the ability to over draft their account. it will no longer charge fees if the overdrawn amount is less than $10. jp morgan chase can opt out of over draft fees and they will lessen the charge for a draft of over $5. over draft fees are expected to bring in more than $38 million. for business brief, i'm stan case. still to come, on again, off again. >> yes, i made those mistakes. >> what a candidate for mayor of annapolis had to say about dropping out of the race for the second time. job cuts and furloughs are the answer to the ongoing budget crisis here at city
you're watching baltimore, fox 45 morning news all local all morning. you're taking a live look downtown from city hall, a peaceful start to the morning, no rain, no clouds so far, yet today. we will have to check in to see what is in store as the day continues. good morning, welcome back to fox 45 morning news. i'm megan gilliland. let's check in with meteorologist steve fertig and see if that picture will stay true through rest of the day. it's still dark right now, but
daylight savings is not that much during the day. >> tomorrow it's going to be beautiful. >> good. >> it's going to be real nice. it's a picture postcard to be out there? >> we will take it. >> the question, is will it continue to be as pretty outside. it will be prettier as we get toward the middle or later part of the day. right now with the cold front approaching, we could still see a couple of showers pushing through. it would be light shower activity. then the low pressure center, toward the midwest toward the mississippi valley is going to head our way for later into the weekend, probably not saturday night into sunday morning, do we expect it to move through. until then, at least after we see any shower chance today, we should be dry for most of saturday and sunday. we are about the same give or take a couple of degrees throughout the surrounding areas. 84 degrees to do it for the high, northwest wind at 5-10 miles per hour. here are the headlines, warm and humid today.
we could still feel the humidity. there could be a sur shower arod that would not be very heavy. it sounds like a nice day for the friday. showers saturday night and sunday. i can hear people making appointments to ge getty tame fr friday and take off. >>lauren cooke is here and has the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. as we take a live look at the northeast corridor of, you will see it's trouble free. we are dealing with a little bit of volume starting to build on the southbound lanes but no concerns as of yet. if you're traveling the southbound lanes from mountain road to 695, you're looking the a 10-minute trip. as for the fort mchenry tunnel watch out for a disabled car. you're looking at 5 minutes to get through the tubes. if you're looking at the jfx to get through the city, expect a little bit of volume to start to build from 695 toward east fayette street. you're looking at an 11-minute
drive. keep in mind that the baltimore annual book festival has shutdown vernon place at st. paul street. that's a look at the morning travels. megan, let's send it back to you. at the same time city leaders are trying to close a huge budget deficit we have learned city employees continue to travel on your dime. in all more than 2 dozen city workers are being laid off and hundreds more furloughs, but not without a fight. joel d smith is live from city hall with more on this, good morning, joel. >> reporter: good morning, megan. here is the numbers we're looking at. baltimore finance director says 20 more cuts are necessary because the budget crisis and hundreds more will be furloughed, some up to 10 depending on the salary. we're also looking at $12,000 in travel spending that is coming all during this same time. here is the breakdown, some people are wondering why the timing comes with the budget crisis.
given hundre$1,500 spent by theh department for a trip to atlanta. and more than $8,400 for four public works employees to travel to o orlando, florida. while that was approved so were five furlough days for those making less than $50 a year. those between by and $100,000 will take 8 days. and higher salaried employees will take 10 days. the mayor says without the furloughs, 400 people would have been laid off in the city. that is why some are criticizing the travel funding at such a critical time. >> it's just one of those obvious things that you cut when you're trying to save mon hey. >> these workers live in the city of baltimore. they pay those difficult taxes every day. they don't mind doing it. they don't mind the work, but they want to be treated fairly. >> reporter: union leaders say their members cannot afford a pay cut between 2 and 3%.
the 5 furloughs days, five of the potential 10 furlough days coincide with holidays. the first one comes up october 9th. live at city hall, joel d smith, fox 45 morning news. stay tuned to fox morning news for continuing coverage. we talk with baltimore councilwoman mary pat clark about the furlough situation coming up in the 7:00 hour. it's not over yet. the lawsuit triggered by the unforgettable video of a cop yelling at a teenager was thrown out of court but now the boy's mother is fighting back. >> obviously, your parents don't put a foot in your mouth quite enough because you don't understand the meaning of respect. >> bush was confronted by salvatore rivieri. the video shows rivieri putting bush in a head lock and an gatherlangerlyscolding bush form
dude, but the judge throughout the case before a week when the trial was scheduled to begin. >> the judge threw out the lawsuit because bush failed to notify the city about the intent to sue. now she has three days to appeal. it happened after 5:00 this morning in the 1300 block of west 31st street. firefighters had the fire under control within 20 men's. no on20 minutes, no one was hurt. the irs has decided to cut ties with acorn. they will no longer be a part of the tax assistance program. the move comes after acorn employees were caught on tape giving advice to a couple poafsinposingas a pimp and a pr.
meanwhile, acorn are suing the makers of a camera venue. the multi-million dollar suit is seeking damages from james owe keith and child. the two posed as the pair and the prostitute. acorn says that the duo got the video illegally. a conservative columnist who posted the video on his website is also named in the suit. the winner of the democratic primary announces she is drawing from the race of annapolis. sizina pierre left the race. it's the second time he she leaves the -- she leaves the race. records show her home is in foreclosure and there's liens against her name.
>> i regreet that regret that p down and allow my party to put this distraction behind it? >> the democratic party will choose a new nominee on monday night. maryland's video lottery commission voted unanimously in favor of building a casino at the ocean's down racetrack near ocean he city. the track owner says 800 machines could be up and running by the time of next memorial day. decisions on other slot locations can come before the end of the year. >> in the meantime we want to move forward as quickly as we can. we want to make sure that we're doing it deliberately. from the time wise, we have always said from the beginning that we hope to make our decisions in the fall of this year. >> other sites are still waiting for final approval are in baltimore city, anne arundel, and cecil counties. still ahead the president of the iran addresses the u.s.
a warm and muggy start to the day. let's check in with meteorologist steve fertig and see what we have in store for today and even as we head into the weekend. good morning, steve. >> good morning, megan. it's a muggy one. it will be so for this last day and then drier air moves in. we look at a decent start for the weekend. i will show that you in a moment. sky watch hd radar we're looking at right now. that is not as active as it was last night. not that it was activit active t night but showers moved through. not so bad compared to where the showers moved through at reisterstown last night and through jar o jar jar record'sv.
until then drier air will work from the north. right now we're at 74 degrees downtown with partly cloudy skies. winds are calm, 80% relative humidity. 330.05 falling on the barometer. the 68 reading for the dew point is an indication that it's muggy, very muggy indeed morning with temperatures that are kind of mild because of the clouds lingering overnight after the showers. 74 degrees is where we begin the day in baltimore and the same or hagerstown and oakland 63 degrees there. look for the temperatures to climb above average, average being 76. we should get into the low to mid-80s today. the frontal boundary stacks out. as it does, it becomes the stationary boundary. the low pressure center as i mentioned he slow to move will finally get here saturday night into your sunday morning and that is when we see the next chance of showers.
in between though, it should be a nice friday and most of saturday. 84 degrees for the high temperature at the eastern shore today on this thursday with the west wind at 5-10 miles an hour. a couple of showers possible, but if we see any shower activity it should not include any downpours. we will see the temperatures climb above normal for the central part of the as well. as we look back to the west, temperatures not too different, 82 degrees for the high with a northwest wind at 55 miles per hour. north wind at 5-10 miles per hour. can't rule out an evening shower. i'm almost going to rule it but i can't to. the boundary doesn't quite clear the area yet. 84 degrees for the daytime high. we will get thereby hitting 81 or so by the noontime hour. tomorrow we dry out overnight. tomorrow we will see plenty of sunshine. sphie degree73 degrees for the .
a chance of a late day shower into early sunday. i think by later on sunday we're looking better. 73 degrees for the high. if you're headed to m&t stadium for the ravens game against the browns kickoff time 1:00 p.m., 70 degrees then. it could be a shower earlier i think at the stadium for tailgating encounter a light shower and we should be drying in the afternoon in time for the game. otherwise 75 degrees, warming up a little bit on monday before we cool down on tuesday. 65 degrees partly cloudy with mostly clear skies on wednesday. you can use fox 45 powerful doppler radar to track incoming storms. the interactive tools will let you see when rain or thunderstorms will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. now for a look at what is happening on the roads. once again lauren takes us back with the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we do have several accidents working but our average speeds are hold their own. taking a look at northeast
corridor of 95, a higher 59 on 83 in baltimore county, but we're down to 45 when we make our way to the jfx. making our way west to the beltway, we're looking at 59 miles per hour and 58 on the south side of 95 in howard county. we're still dealing with a serious crash on 295, this is going to be on the southbound lanes at route 175. it has closed the roadway. more road closures to tell you about, struggle in ka catonsvil. we're still dealing with an accident at south rolling at wilkens avenue. as we make our way to the tunnel, we're dealing with a disabled car at the fort mchenry tunnel. be aware that mount vernon place at st. paul street is closed. as you make your way up the northeast corridor of 95, taking a live look at 95, you will see a crowd developing on the southbound lanes. you do want to watch out for that. other than that not looking like a bad alternative route. as we make our way to dundalk,
we're still dealing with the effects of the massive watermain break. broening highway is still shutdown at avon avenue. as you can take a look at the video from friday, fortunately it's a better scene right now. we're only dealing with the one road closure at broening highway. keep that in mind this morning for customized traffic reports 24-7, log on to foxbaltimore.com and click on traffic edge. let's send it back to you, megan. lauren, thank you. if you have have something happening in your community, can you up load it to share it. go to foxbaltimore.com/your news. you can also send us phots on and videos directly from your cell phone through pics at
new this morning, a one alarm fire breaks out of north baltimore. it happened just after 5:00 this morning in the 1300 block of west 41st street. firefighters had the fire under control within 20 minutes, no one was injured. three suspects charged in a nationwide terror probe are due court today. colorado air shuttle driver naji bulasasi and his father have a hearing. the three were charged last week with lying to under cover investigators about lying to keep a plot of deplowedding depg bombs. samantha hayes joins us live
from washington with more on that good morning, samantha. >> reporter: yes, good morning, patrice, that will be the focus of one of the meetings today. the start of the u.s. assembly yesterday, certainly with controversy. iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad spoke to a nearly empty room after protesters lined up outside. thousands are expected to march across the brooklyn bridge today to refute the recenty lex of ahmadinejad. >> our nation has successfully gone through a glorious and fully democratic h election. >> reporter: in his speech he failed to raise the issue of the nuclear program. >> this process is firmly up to iran. it's iran's choice as to how they choose to proceed. >> reporter: there was also out range in new york when
libyan president arrived at the general assembly for the first time. he denounced the un in a 96 minute rambling speech. earlier barack obama addressed the assembly and also welcomed russian president demitri, and obama said the two countries are working together to stop the nuclear weapons. he praised obama to end the bush admnistration plan for a missile in eastern europe. >> to get agreements that substantially reduces our nuclear missiles and launchers by the end of the year. >> reporter: it is a busy day for the president. he shares a special un security council today and then he heads to pittsburgh for the g20 summit. in washington i'm samantha hayes. when the general assembly started, we heard from a
controversial number of figures at the podium. who are we expecting to hear from today. >> reporter: today, afganistan prime minister, and the venezuelan president hugo chavez among many others. a busy day of speaking at the un in new york. >> coming up at the 7:00, forget swine, the new strain of the flu that is affecting man's best friend. the nationwide terror alert. we ♪
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alive. ed norris joins us this week for fox undercover. >> good morning. >> i'm sure when you were commissioner on the force you had to deal with situations like these. what does local law enforcement do when they get warnings like these. >> you ask for more information. we're going to check the stadiums. they have specific information. the guys they locked up were at central casting for terrorism. they have a lot of information. maybe they're not giving it to us, but it's just as vague for the police department. >> why wouldn't be it in everyone's best interest to give you enough information so you can do something effective instead of guessing at what? >> you ask them. the question is somebody commits a murder, you put his picture on billboard, and john walsh talks him on television. people kills thousands of people and we don't want to say who we're looking for. it doesn't make sense to me. >> we hear the major spots like stadiums or big places like
that, which could be frightening for people especially when we're in the middle of football. you have 70 or 80,000 people at a stadium. it seems like an easy target, obvious target? you have to go on with your life. if you think about t they don't have to kill a lot of people. if you went and opened up a shopping mall and school yard, you would collapse the country. terrorism doesn't have to kill a lot of people. it just has to create terror. i would not be worried about the venues as they say. >> how do you look for terror bombs. >> i don't know, are they labeled. i don't know what they mean. >> so many people have that kind of thing. where do you begin to look for that kind of thing? >> the other thing, we're talking about one of the leaders at this, they arrested that had gone over the al-qaeda training camp in pakistan and came back to recruit people. how do you keep an eye on all of the people that he came in contact with as possible
recruits that he hasn't passed on information. there were 20,000 men. >> absolutely. you have to keep on top of it. there's so many issues. people come over from other countries, how do you know they're not slipping through the mexican, american border and the canadian border. it's a serious problem. and i think about giving warnings about looking for a car bomb at your stied yum, it' sta. it's not helpful. >> are you surprised that we haven't had an attack? >> not really because these guys like big catastrophic events. if you remember, 'n '93 was the time that the trade center was bombed. it took them eight years. it's the 8th year now. you can hear ed norris on monday through fr
best friend. good morning and welcome to fox 45 morning news. today is thursday, september 24th. i'm megan gil gilliland. patrice harris has the morning off. if you're getting the kids ready to go to the bus stop today, you can leave the coats at home. it's hot and muggy out there. let's go to steve fertig and see if the hot weather is going to stick around. it's fall. >> it is. i wouldn't get the sun tan lotion. >> muggy. it feels more summer-like here indicating than autumn. it's going to feel more autumn like this weekend but in a nice way, very comfortable and low humidity. it sounds pretty good. >> sounds good. >> made to order. you check out the hd radar and see that we got the showers from
yesterday and that was last evening and it was nice as it moved through the area and it has moved through the east. in its place drier air trying to move to the north. there could be a couple of showers as the front pushes through later today. any showers will be light. here are the temperatures right now. 74 in chester town as you look east, and 72 up in elston. 72 in frederick a cool spot at 66 degrees. heading for 81 degrees for the noontime temperature. 79 degrees, it's about 6:00 p.m. and again, we're keeping the showers in there, just because there's a 30% chance as the front pushes through. we should see a little more sun mixing with the clouds later in the day. 84 degrees for high today, so it will be a warm and humid one once more before the drier more comfortable air moves in for the weekend. we want to check on the roadways with lauren cooke. she is here with a look at the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. if you're traveling on the west side of the beltway, your commute is going to be pretty hectic as we take a live look at
liberty road. you can see the cars are stacked and packed on the outer loop lanes. if you're using 795, better news to report if you're traveling the southbound lanes from westminister pike to 695, you're looking at a 9-minute trip. you want to watch out for congestion, from greenspring avenue to the jfx you're looking at a 3-minute drive. the congestion will continue if you're using the jfx to get to the city from 695 toward downtown east fayette street, you're looking at an 11-minute drive. that's a look at morning travel, megan, let's send it back to you. first on fox, furloughs and layoffs. this is how the city is closing a huge budget deficit. we know how deep the cuts will go, but some are upset about certain spending approved at the same time, more than 2 dozen city workers are being laid off. joel d smith is live at city hall with more on the story. good morning, joel. >> reporter: good morning, megan. baltimore's finance director
says 27 jobs will be cut and hundreds of others will be furloughed up to 10 days depending on salary. that is the new news coming out of yesterday's meeting. at the same time we are hearing $12,000 of city travel just been approved. >> furlough is a tool for reducing costs during difficult budget times. >> reporter: 27 employees are being laid off, but that is the majority of the cuts. the vast majority of other city workers will be furloughed between 5 dispen days depending- depending on salaries. >> if we don't do the furloughs it could mean up to 400 people being laid off of city government, 400. >> reporter: but the union says that it's too much. they can't afford the 2-3% wage cut. >> they don't mind paying the taxes. they don't mind doing it. they don't mind the work, but they want to be treated fairly. >> reporter: while the board of estimates was a approving the
moves, also approved was $12,000 worth of city fubbedde funded t. >> reporter: $1,500 paid by the health department for a trip to atlanta. 2,000 more for a conference at -- 400 more for a conference at allentown. and at question a trip to san diego of rosiland spector. it's unclear who paid for that trip because an attorney for the pension system is refusing to release 4 minutes without a freedom of information request. >> they're laying off people and the fact that one of its employees is going to a trip to san diego for a pension conference that has not proven to help baltimore city pensions in the past seems outrageous wors.>> reporter: we tried to l spencer at her hotel, unfortunately those calls were not answered.
the furloughs begin october 9th. for a continued coverage we talk to councilwoman mary pat clark about the furlough and council situation. that is coming up in 15 minutes. it's not over yet. the lawsuit triggered by unforgettable video of a cop yelling at a teenager skateboarder was thrown out of court but now the mother is fighting back. >> obviously your mearnt parentt put a foot in your mouth quite enough. >> this video shows bush confronted by salvatore rivieri. the video shows rivieri putting bush in a head lock and pushing him to the ground and scolding him for calling him dude. the mother filed a lawsuit against rivieri. but a judge threw out the lawsuit a week before the trial was set to begin. >> i cannot let this stop for erik. it's insane that people they let
people get away with this. >> the judge threw out the suit because bush did not notify the city of intent to sue. she now has three days to appeal. this happened after 5:00 this morning in the 13 block of west 41st street. firefighters had the fire under control quickly within 20 minutes. no one was injured. three suspects charged in a nationwide terror probe are due in court today. colorado air shuttle driver naji and his father have detention hearings in denver. in new york city emom has a in new york city. the three were charged last week with lying to fbi investigators trying to uncover a possible plot to detonate a homemade bomb. meanwhile maryland gets millions of dollars to fight terrorists. homeland security chief janet
napolitano was down here to announce more than $383 million in grants. the money comes from the federal stimulus plan. $130 million of it will go toward port security. >> it's designed to combat improvised explosive devices and wmd threats and assist with the implementation of the transportation worker identification h credential. more will be used to upgrade existing stations or build new stations. $73 million will go toward improving tunnels and bridges. coming up on fox 45 morning news, zina pierre drops out of the race for mayor of annapolis. why she decided as to end her candidacy. good music and how you can attend the first annual canton wine festival.
the all-new subaru legacy. e. host foe a jazzy weekend, it's the very first canton and jazz festival many we are joined live from canton from the square for the hometown hot spot. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> tell us what we're going to have this weekend. >> what is going is we have the canton wine and jazz festival. it's helping to fund projects
for the community association. we have a bunch of artists and interactive kids area right here. we have the carl lippy act and the jimmy jazz band, joey who is to my right. and we have the cold spring jazz quartet. >> this is the very first one and you're hoping this will become annual tradition, correct? >> correct. we're hoping to do this each year helping out throughout canton with all the projects that we need. >> very good. and there's going to be a lot of music entertainment there. we heard a little bit of jazz ask jazzand a saxon phonnist to? >> yes. >> tell us about the guy who is there today. >> this is joey who has an organization. he will be opening with the national anthem which will be cool. >> i hear you will gives a sneak peek and let us hear him play?
>> that's correct. i believe we're going to segueway to him to start playing and get a little taste. >> all right. let's hear it. ♪ ♪ ♪ the canton and wine fess fel at o'donald squire is this saturday. for more information log on to foxbaltimore.com/morning. we're full of the hot air this morning, a lot of moist, humid air. it's just oppressive out there, at least a degree more than you would expect this time of year, but it's going to give way to drier more comfortable air for this weekend. sky watch hd radar indicating a dry scan right now. it didn't look so much that way yesterday. it wasn't a horrible day with regard to rain. we didn't have a whole lot, but we did have showers to the north and last night a little thunder
mixed in, too. now looking much better up in baltimore county where we had the stormy conditions yesterday. let's take a look then at the bigger picture. you will see showers out to the west. that may be moving in here for later into the weekend, maybe saturday into sunday. it's going to take time to get into here. right now we're looking a whole lot better. we have a cold front to the north of us and west. it's going to push through. that is will bring us a chance of a shower, perhaps, today, but mind the front drier air moving in for tomorrow. we will be looking as i said, a whole lot better with a lot more sunshine and comfortable conditions. future scan, and skies will clear out and we will get the clouds moving through as the front pushes through. we will get drier air in here as we move tonight through tomorrow. we will be looking a whole lot better than then. the jet stream is going to take a look at the jet stream. we will have much cooler air and highs in the 70s and maybe even 60s one of the days this weekend. we will take a look at that in a
moment. temperature wise, 66 degrees in baltimore. 73 in hagerstown and 63 in okay land. we're headed to a warmer than average day won again today, one more -- once again today. the shower chances will be light. anything we do get together expected to be on the light side. that will be the case in the central part of the state where we climb to 84 degrees. looking for breaks of sun later in the afternoon for most locations. cloud cover back to the west, 82 for the high there and we can't rule out the shower chance. can't even rule out an evening shower. 30% chance so not a major opportunity for rain, but just light showers. 63 for the overnight low. may not have to deal with showers by the evening at all. 81 degrees by the noon hour, 79 by 6:00 p.m. for the temperatures after getting the high of 84 at 1 or 2:00 this afternoon. 73 degrees with plenty of sunshine looking like a very nice day with comfortable conditions, lower humidity as well. 68 degrees on saturday, a bit cooler then, still, and the shower chances come late saturday into early sunday, so
the earlier part of the saturday looking good. the later part of sunday looking good. 75 degrees on monday, 69 on tuesday and 70 on wednesday with a mix of sun and clouds. incidentally, if you're headed to m&t stadium for the game this weekend, the ravens take on the browns, 1:00 p.m. temperature at 71 degrees. tailgating before the game expected then. fox 45 sky watch weather is at your finger tips. iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. can you use fox 45 powerful doppler radar to track incoming storms. the interactive tools will let you see when rain or thunderstorms will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. now lauren cooke is here with the traffic edge. lauren. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we're diego with a lot of accidents and as a result the -- we're dealing with a lot of accidents and as a result our average speeds have taken a tumble. 44 miles per hour and 44 on 83 at baltimore county. 45 on the jfx and as we make our way over to the west side of the beltway, and a higher of 55 at
the south side of howard county. we are dealing with an accident at 295 along the northbound lanes. it has shutdown the ramp at 295. problems persist as we make our way up catonsville. we are dealing with a crash at south rollings avenue. this is going to be a fresh accident at ellicott he city at the -- city. at columbia pike. you can see a lot of volume is starting to develop along the outer loop lanes. unfortunately that congestion continues as we make our way to the top part of the beltway. it's going to be a slow go up to toson. as for -- towson. as we take a live look at whitemarsh you will see a lot of headed into the he city. that is a look at the morning travels. for customized traffic reports, log on to foxbaltimore.com and click on traffic edge. let's send it back to you,
annapolis. zina pierre announced her decision yesterday. it's the second time she left the race after questions were raised about finances her and residency. records show that her home at pge county is in for enclose surforeclosure andthere's questr finances. the maryland video lottery commission voted unanimously in favor of building a casino at the ocean's down racetrack near ocean city. the track's owner says 800 machines could be up and running in time for next memorial day. decisions on next slot locations could come before the end of the year. baltimore city schools have a new chief financial officer, michael first will take over the position overseeing a $1 billion budget. first he was working as a director of a business association at a pennsylvania school district with $15,000 150 students. his first day on the job is
scheduled for october 19th. city leaders have to go through a more painful cut of layoffs and furloughs. mary pat clark with the baltimore city council is here to weigh in on this. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> now we will get to the meat of this. 27 employees being laid off and up to many others being furloughed. >> this has been a plan in the making for a long time because we could see this coming. there are two things that the city wants to do, keep basic services intact and going. and secondly, avoid layoffs to the extent possible. so furloughs are a substitute for layoffs. there are 27 layoffs in this round. some of them are con track contl employees. >> right. >> but everyone is furloughed. the only exception right now are the fire and the police, and
they are working to come up with a way to do -- to contribute to what we need to do without the furlough. >> that's a concern there, though with the fire and police union talking about this. a lot of people worried about public safety. if they pull people off a couple of shower here or there, will tt people when they call on them. >> police and fire have a contract that they cannot be furloughed, unless they voluntarily do it. the issue is there a way for these departments to. the police department is taking some cuts along with everyone else. but this is -- we share -- i mean your concerns, everyone's concerns, fire and police, they're the front lines. so we will work with the fire and the police and come up with a suggestion by the end of october. >> another concern that happened yesterday as all of this is happening, these layoffs and the furloughs, there's $12,000 of city travel approved.
this is raising a lot of crticism. people wondering is the appropriate time to approve travel. >> i think travel is the first thing to go. i think we should furlough travel if it's paid with money that contributes to our deficit. i think if you're going to furlough everybody, let's furlough travel, too. stay home and work together to keep this -- there's a lot to be said foregoing off to conferences to learn more, but if we're using general fund money of the city, this is not the time to be doing that. and i do want to say that, i think that we right now we're going to get through this. we havify furloug have, 5 city s for all the city including all of us. we will begin on october thening. put that together with some agency cuts, and some carry
overbalance. and we will make it together through this and then we just are standing by for when the general assembly comes back. >> it's going to be a long haul. $60 million shortfall. >> right. >> mary pat clark, thank you very much. >> thank you. could governor o'malley come out on top in a rematch with former governor bob ehrlich. a recent poll asked just that jcpenney.
would governor o'malley win a rematch with bob ehrlich? a new gonsalez poll says it looks good for governor o'malley. it shows that if a rematch were to be held today, o'malley would defeat former governor ehrlich by a margin of 49 to 38%, surprising numbers to come, says governor o'malley's job approval
is under 50%. mark luber and shawn casey join us to talk about it this morning. good morning to you guys. >> good morning. >> this is interesting. former governor ehrlich has not come out to say that he is running for governor. do you think is a good representation if they ran off again? >> i think it would be. let's not forget the massive tax increase which happened in the secret session was two years ago. governor o'malley has been flying under the radar. interestingly enough he is not over the magic 50% mark, so that is the key there. i understand that is registered voters, when you crunch it to likely voters, o'malley's lead shrinks to 6 and the gop poll shows that it's very, very close. >> when you talk about the approval rating of 50%, do you think that the economy comes to play. what is making people's decisions? >> as far as maryland is concerned, it doesn't matter.
o'malley could have a 2% approval rating. as long as has a d on the back of his name in this state, where democrats out number republicans 2 1/2 to ones, they're like little lambs being led to slaughter. each and every time there's an election, democrats will vote democrat. >> do you think that former governor ehrlich is up to the challenge here. do you think he will say i'm going to run. >> if he thinks he has a shot, he will run, again. if he thinks that the shots are stacked against him, he won't run. >> last time it was in baltimore county where the numbers turned against him. he has to turn those numbers around after the free jurisdiction of baltimore city. you know they're going to break for the democrat. he has to improve all of the numbers at other counties and that is what he is looking at very closely. >> that poll is very tight there. it's not as though o'malley ran away with this? >> no, it's close.
it's the renalsterred voters. you look at the 15%. they're undecided and they could break either way. >> it's interesting if it happened real life. thank you for weighing in this morning. >> we will talk to you next week. coming up a lawsuit against a city cop is thrown out. why the woman who decided to sue says it's not over. >> reporter: i'm joel d smith, is $12,000 too much for city travel, how about at the same time that jobs are being cut? that's the story.
good morning and welcome back to fox 45 morning news, i'm megan gilliland. you can leave the jackets at home. we're off to a warm start to the day. many people looking forward to the weekend. we will check in with meteorologist steve fertig and see what is in store for us. good morning, steve. >> good morning, megan. would you prefer warmer and humid or a little bit cooler but drier. >> if patrice was here, she would say the warm. i'm ready for the fall weather. >> tomorrow it will be beautiful. tomorrow it will be low 70s. i left my thermostat to what it will be out tomorrow. >> and that is. >> it's 74 tomorrow but i usually set it to 72 it's just a big system outside. a big what do you call it? what am i thinking of, what kind of unit is that? it's a big thermostat for the outdoors. >> there you go. >> 72 degrees is where we start this day. that is where we end up tomorrow. and the bus stop is where you will need to be on time today. you should have no problems being there because of the
weather cooperating there. we have showers that moved through last night but right now we're looking at drier conditions for the most part. there could be a light shower pushing through with the cold front advanced from the north. 76 degrees is the temperature from baltimore, 70 in hagerstown, and 71 in salisbury. it's a rather warm start. instead we will see temperatures that will get into the 80s once more and with the humidity that we were just speaking of, it's going to be a little bit comforcomfortable still before e drier air works into the weekend. as you saw on sky watch hd radar not indicating any rain. we will check in right now to see what is happening on the roadways with the traffic edge. here is lauren cooke. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we do have a slew of problems as you can see taking a live look at the west side of the beltway. cars are stacked and packed on the outer loop lanes. unfor at any timely that congestion will continue as we make our way on to the jfx. if you're traveling from 695 all the way downtown to east fayette street, you're looking at a
lengthy 11-minute drive. as i said, things are not looking good on the west side of the beltway. from the jfx to 70 you're looking at a lengthy 12 minutes. from 70 you're looking at a 6-minute drive. you want to be aware of the accident at 670 at columbia pike. route 70 not looking like a bad alternative this morning. that's a look at the travels, megan, let's send it back to you. first on fox. at the same time city leaders are trying to close a huge budget deficit, we have learned city employees continue to travel on your dime. more than 2 dozen city workers are being laid off and hundreds more furloughed, but not without a fight. joel d smith is live from city hall this morning with more. >> reporter: good morning, megan. baltimore city's finance director says 27 jobs are being cut because of the current budget crisis. and yet, hundreds of others are expected to be furloughed, some up to 10 days this fiscal year.
at the same time we found that $12,000 in city travel has been approved. $1,500 spent by the health department for a trip to atlanta. $2,100 for the department of transportation attending a conference at allentown pas pa, and more than $4,400 for employees to travel to orlando, florida. earners between 50 and $100,000 will have take 8 days and highest paid employees, must take 10 furlough days. without the furloughs, 400 people would have been laid off in the city. while all of this was happening, some are criticizing the travel funding at such a critical time. >> it's one of those obvious things that you cut when you're trying to save money. >> these workers live in the see of baltimore. they pay those difficult taxes every day. they don't mind doing it. they don't mind the work, but they want to be treated fairly.
>> reporter: union leaders say their members cannot afford a pay cut of between 2-3%. yet the 5 furlough days are there and they should coincide with five holidays. the first furlough day is scheduled for october 9th. joel d smith, fox 45 morning news. it might not be over just yet. the lawsuit triggered by unforgettable video by a cop yelling at a teenager skateboarder was thrown out of court but mother is fighting back. >> object sueslobviously your pt put a foot in your mouth enough. >> that video was a confrontation of salvatore rivieri, the video shows rivieri pushing bush to the ground and scolding bush. a judge threw out the case just about a week before the trial was set to begin. >> i cannot let this stop for
eric. you know, it's just insane that people let people get away with this. >> a judge threw out the case because bush's mother failed to notify the city of an intent to sue within the required time under maryland law. she now has 30 days to appeal. an alarm fire break outs in north baltimore. it happened at 5:00 this morning in the 1300 block of west 41st street. firefighters had the fire under control within 20 minute. no one was injured. the irs decides to cut ties with acorn. the community service organization will no longer be a part of the agency's volunteer tax assistance program. the move comes after several acorn employees were caught on tape giving tax advice to a couple of posing as a prostitute and a pimp. now in the past acorn offices nationwide have helped about
25,000 lo low income families wh their tax returns. meanwhile, acorn is suing the makers of the hidden video that exposed two workers at baltimore office. the suit is seeking damages from o'keefe and giles. acorn says the duo got the video illegally because maryland requires two party co consent to record audio. a columnist who posted the video on his site is also named in the suit. the court of appeals in richmond will hear arguments from aes corporation today. the company wants to install 88 miles of pipeline that would run from maryland to pennsylvania. the plan would mean dredging portions of the harbor for large l and e tankers. the department of environment previously declined to give aes
a water certification for the project. they make plans to check the system running baltimore trains following the deadly collision in washington d.c. earlier this week the ntsb suggested that transportation officials take a look at train systems with controls similar to the metro. federal safety officials warn that a giv glitch with that sysm could have caused the june crash that killed 9 people and injured dozens more. the u.s. works to solidify his relationship with china. read that story and more in today's washington times. julie bedane has this morning's briefing. >> reporter: good morning, here is a quick look at the stories we're covering from washington today. after calling on world leaders to take responsibility for global challenges at the united nation on wednesday, president obama is expected to bring a similar tone with him when he heads to pittsburgh for the g20 summit, calling for a more balanced and sustainable
economic growth. the obama admnistration is focusing on new beginnings in the global economy, including more safe for china and another economies within the monetary fund. among the changes, the admnistration is pursuing a bargain with china, promising lower u.s. trade deficit and committing to reducing the u.s. deficit in turn for the china to rely less on the exports to the u.s. and more on consumer spending. they will make a formal he question for more troops before the end of the week. the general is expected to ask for as many as 40,000 troops to continue the counter insurgency effort. yet, president ow obama says hes skeptic alo alof that strait testimony he. he woul-- strategy. he would not send more troops.
a flag hangs proudly as a symbol of national pride. until last week the flags flying above several capitol hill office were tattered turne tornd neglected. we spotted flags above 3 office buildings that were in various states of disrepair. a sight that surprised many tourists passerby. once confronted for comment, the tattered flags were replaced. that's at latest. from washington times, i'm julie bedane. back to you. read more on the stories by logging on to foxbaltimore.com and clicking on washington times. you protect your family from the flu but what about your dog? a veterinarian tells us how to keep your 4 legged friend healthy. and pack your patience, cars are packed and stacked on the west side of the beltway. i will let you know how to avoid
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welcome back. you're looking at city hall downtown at 7:43 on this tuesday thursday morning. see the breaks from the clouds, but plenty of clouds from last night left over. we will check on the sky hd radar to see if there's any showers left over this morning. we will take a look at the live picture. sky watch hd radar indicating that we're looking better, with regard to the rain not being over the area. we had a few showers and a little bit of thunder in spots to the north. right now looking a lot better, where last night it was a little bit more active. this morning as we are seeing, we're looking at drier conditions for the time being. there's a chance for a passing shower, maybe, and we will be talking about though moisture moving in from the west, but not
until late saturday into early sunday. until then, it should be fairly dry. once we get past today especially but today a light shower possible. 76 degrees at the inner harbor with cloudy conditions. winds are calm, 74% relative humidity and note the dew point at 67. that's an indication that is still al-muhajiry out -- muggy out there and it will be before the dry air moves in. d.c.74 degrees, fairly uniform temperatures around the region. in oakland an exception at 61 degrees. frontal boundary to the north allows the warm air to sit over us. the drier and cooler air will move in once the front pushes through. that won't happen until later today. as it passes through, we have a chance for a light shower around. eventually we will see this frontal boundary begin to become a cold front and move in our direction bringing us a chance for the showers i mentioned for overnight saturday into sunday. the high pressure working tomorrow in between the two systems, and then we get a real pretty day tomorrow. for today this is what we got to deal with, 84 degrees, a warm
and muggy one, yes, again, for the eastern shore with a chance of a light shower around. central part of the state, 84 degrees for the high with a shower possible as the front pushes through. once it pushes through, it will be feeling a whole lot better. meanwhile the western part of marylandimaryland 82 degrees foe high. we can't rule out a shower because that is going to depend on the timing pushing through. we won't have to deal with that at all by the time we get to the evening. 63 for the overnight low temperature. as we move through the day today, look for temperatures to get up to 81 degrees at noon, 79 at 6:00 p.m. and again, leaving the chances of showers in there, is what you call covering yourself when you're a weather person. just a 60% chance, not looking at a major chance. tomorrow, don't need to cover yourself with an umbrella. a cooler day but a pretty friday. a late shower on saturday into early sunday. if you are headed to the game, i
think pretty much tailgating time having to do with the lingering shower from saturday night into monday morning and into the early afternoon. the chance of a shower becomes less as you get into the game time. game time temperature 73 degrees, and score 72-0. maybe not that big of a difference. 75 degrees for the temperature on monday with partly cloudy skies. 69 on tuesday, partly cloudy, 70 degrees on wednesday with mostly clear skies. we expect a win either way. fox 45 powerful doppler radar can be used for tracking incoming storms. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. now for a look at what is happening on the roadways, lauren cooke is here with a the track edge. >> reporter: we are dealing with a lot of accidents, but first let's take a look at our average speeds. we're looking at 65 miles per
hour on corridor. 36 if traveling on the jfx and as we make our way to the west side of the beltway, we're looking at 51 on the west side of 95 at howard county. we're dealing with an accident. this has actually shutdown south rolling road as wilkens avenue. you do want to watch out for that. trouble persists as you make your way up to ellicott city. we do have an accident in the eastbound lanes of 70 at columbia pike. route 40 not looking like a bad alternative route. as we make the push to the west side of the of the beltway, taking a live look at the roadway, do pack your patience this morning. not fortunate -- unfortunate that volume will continue. it's going to be a slow go from towson to parkville. and lots of cars developing along the southbound lanes of 95 there in whitemarsh. we are however, still dealing with the effects of that massive watermain break if dundalk. broening highway remains shutdown in both directions a avon avenue.
those trucks headed to the marine terminal, you want to stick with 95 and head off at the keith avenue exit. for customized traffic reports 24-7, log on to foxbaltimore.com and click on traffic edge. let's send it back to you, megan. lauren, thank you. still ahead, you heard of the swine flu, but what about dog flu? >> we have th a doctor with the camden veterinary service to talk about how to protect your pet. if you have a call give us a call at (410)481-4545 or you can call at (410)481-4545 or you can send us a tweet at parentheses have a place but not on your face. smooth those lines away for up to a year with juvéderm®. juvéderm® is a smooth injectable gel
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h1n1 vaccine to come out. in the meantime they're making sure that their family is protected with a flu shot. as you pack your children into the doctor's office, you may want to bring your dog, too. the vet is taking your calls about the dog flu for the take action thursday. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> this is capturing everyone's attention at the station. dog through, it doesn't seem like we heard about this. is this new or is this old. >> it came out at a racetrack in florida. it has been doing the multiplication up this freeway. we are starting to see the states of california to the east coast now. >> is it normal flu kind symptoms. does the dog have a runny nose? >> it's similar to kennel cough. kennel cough, the dogs sound like they're honking as if there's something stuck in its throat. this virus has a more fluid or moist sound.
the key thing, is if you see your pet doing any coughing at all, i do recommend that you bring it into the veterinarian, so the vet can take a swab from the nasal cavity or throat to determine what it is and get appropriate medication. >> is there anything you can do to protect your dog? is there a vaccine or anything else? >> yes, a vaccine did come out in july of this year. it has not found itself way that much into the veterinary practice because haven't seen that many cases. the thing i do recommend is reduce the stress as much as possible for your dogs, the same thing we're doing for ourselves. keep the dog away from a number of different dogs, dog parks, kennels or boarding facilities or the opportunity for that virus to become more prevalent. >> they can get it from another dogs. but if my dog has the flu and go to the dog park can i give it to another dog and can i catch it is it.
>> yes, you can give it to other dogs. it's commonly transmitted. can you get it? not as yet. like most viruses, however, we don't know if it will jump to another species. this virus came from a horse. this could transmit to a cat or humans. we have not seen that yet. >> doctor we have seen tweets about this. we will come back and ask you more about the dog flu? >> wonderful. >> remember dr. slaughter is taking your phone calls after the break. if you have questions about the dog flu, our phone lines are open right now. the phone lines are (410)481-4545. you can also send us a tweet at fox baltimore. 7 gee is the time -- 7 gee is
we are back with dr. johnny slaughter from camden enter harbor ve veterinary services. dr. slaughter is taking your calls about the dog flu. if you have questions about dog flu, the phone lines are open at (410)481-4545 or you can send us a tweet at fox baltimore. we have dion on the phone. good morning, dion. >> do you have a question? >> i have a cat and you said a cat can get it, too. >> no, cats can't get dog flu as of yet. we haven't seen it jump from dogs to cats. anytime you have an upper respiratory infection, a dog or a cat, we recommend that you take the pet into the veterinarian. the main reason is we don't know what it's caused by a virus or bacteria. it can cause problems that can lead to new monnia. -- pneumonia. >> my house is a house cat.
>> but still, any coughing or sneezing it can lead to pneumonia. it can lead to serious disease. you can want to take it in and give it antibiotics or at least get it diagnosed. >> can you hear us calla. >> do you have a question for dr. slaughter. >> good morning, how are you this morning. >> i'm well, thank you. >> first question is how much is the shot and -- go ahead. >> and the second question is, my dog when she finishes eating her dog food, she vomit. this happened like once in a blue moon. >> sure. >> iis it because she is eating fast. >> very good question. oftentimes when your dog is throwing up or regyre git 8ing
after they eat, what i recommend is raise the food bowl. if there's competition in the house, the dog is going to eat it fast as possible. don't have a price for the vaccine. because it's relatively new, it may be expensive, $50 range. the key thing, i have a house call practice so i come to you in those situations. it's easy to see what is going in the house. sometimes sneezing or coughing might be due to candles that you have in the house. cigarette smoke and those kind of things can cause problems with sneedzing an sneezing and n pets. >> thank you for your calls and thank you for answering those, eye opening for all of us dog owners. >> thank you. >> coming up in the 8:00 hour, three terror suspects are headed to court today. the charges they're facing.
obviously your parents don't put a foot in your butt quite enough. why the boy's mother says the legal battle may not be over. >> what i'm saying, it's not worth $12,000 while people are facing layoffs. traveling expenses while some are facing tough times. why some say it should be cut from the city budget.
i am proud to say ♪ >> fox's animation domination continues. we meet the man behind the cleveland show. good morning. and welcome to fox 45 morning news. today is thursday, september 24th. i'm megan gilliland. patrice harris has the morning off. for those of you getting up and heading out, it's a little bit hot and muggy out there. we will check in with meteorologist steve fertig to see how the rest of the day is shaping up for. >> by the time we get into tonight, we will start to see the relief and set up nicely for the weekend. >> that is what we will have to take, because temperatures are going to climb into the 80s with the humidity. we will have to deal with it for the day. as i said, there's a reward at end of the tunnel. as the cold front moves further toward the south. that will bring a slightly
better chance of a shower, maybe for the afternoon or evening as the front pushes through. about a 30% chance. we may get away without it. if the shower moves through, it won't be heavy, then the front moves through behind. d.c. the same, 73 at dover as we look toward delaware. our neighbors there. back to the west we go, hagerstown, 74 degrees and oakland 61, d.c. at 71. it's a mild or rather warm start with the humidity feeling muggy, too as megan said. 84 degrees should be where we top things out today, around 1 or 2 this afternoon and we look to some relief from the humidity as we move into our friday. friday is shaping up like a real nice day. i will show you that to you, and the rest of the weekend in just a bit. right now we are going to check in lauren cooke who is here with the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. you want to pack your patience if you're traveling the northeast corridor of 95. as you take the whitemarsh, you will see quite a crowd.
from mountain road you will look at a 10-minute drive. all is clear at the tunnels. to get through the fort mack henry tunnel, you are looking at a 4-minute trip. lots of congestion from 695 all the way down to east fayette street, you're looking at an 11-minute drive. once in the city, you want to be aware of the road closures. the book festival has shutdown mount vernon place at st. paul street. you want to look out for that. now let's send it back to you megan. first on fox. at the same time city leaders are trying to close a huge budge deficit, we have learned that city employees continue to travel on your dime. more than two dozen employees are being laid off and dozens furloughs but not without a fight. >> reporter: megan, baltimore's finance director says 27 employees will be laid off and 700 more furloughed up
to 10 days all because of the budget going crisis. at the same time, at the same meeting $12,000 in travel spending has been approved of the $1,500 for a trip by health department to atlanta. $2,100 for the department of transportation attending a conference in allentown. and more than $8,400 for four public works employees to travel to orlando, florida. while that was approved so were five-day furloughs for those making less than $50,000. $50,000 by and $100 will take 8 days. and the highest paid employees will be taking 10. that is why some are criticizing the travel funding at such a critical time. >> it's one of those obvious things that you cut when you're trying to save money. >> these workers live in the city of baltimore. they pay those difficult taxes every day. they don't mind doing it. they don't mind the work, but
they want to be treated fairly. >> reporter: union leaders say their members cannot afford the pay cut of 2-3%. the 5 furlough days will coincide with holidays in general. i talked to folks about what they think today. why need the travel, how about teleconferencing. you can learn a lot and save the money. $12,000 in the grand scheme of thing, not a big deal and it's the cost of doing business. joel d smith, fox 45 morning. it might not be over just yet the lawsuit triggered by the video of a cop yelling at a teenager skateboarder was thrown out of court but now the mother is fighting back. >> obviously your parents don't put a foot in your mouth quit enough. >> erik bush confronted by sal havsalvatore river rivieri and d
bush for calling him dude. a judge threw out the case about a week before the trial was set to begin. >> i cannot let this stop for erik, you know. it's just insane that people let people get away with this. >> the judge threw out the case because bush's mother failed to notify the city of an intent to sue within the required time under maryland's law. she now has 30 days to appeal. a one alarm fire breaks out in north baltimore. it happened just after 4:00 this morning at the 1300 block of west 41st street. firefighters had the fire under control within 20 minutes, no one was injured. a south carolina man pleads guilty to charges in a 2 day standoff with police at a western maryland hotel. police arrested james privot after he allegedly threatened to blowup the american value inn at
hancock. he plead guilty to threatening, arson, marijuana possession and burglary. prosecutors are seeking a 25 year prison sentence. president obama will meet with other world leaders in pittsburgh for the g20 summit. obama is exempted to speak about the state of the global economy. this is the 3rd meeting of the group of the top 20 economies since the economic crisis hit last year. massachusetts will get a new interim senator today to replace the late senator ted kennedy. the governor is said to announce the appointment at a news conference. he isn't naming any names. but the kennedy wants paul kirk to get the appointment. still to come, celebrate wine with a little bit of soul. we are live at the canton wine and jazz festival coming up in the hot spot. he want the warm conditions
that jazz this weekend. it's the very first canton and jazz festival. amy joins us live from the dune square this -- canton square this morning. good morning, amy. >> good morning, we are excited. as you know it's our first canton wine and jazz festival. what is going to make it different is that we have wines from around the world and also you're going to get a really good tattaste of canton, becausl local restaurants will be providing the food at the festival. that is exciting for us. >> everyone who has been to the square, knows that there's a lot of good food out there. a lot for the kids to do out there, too. >> exactly. this is linda harvey. we're going to have storytellers and kids musical acts, things like that. it's going to be a lot of fun. >> it looks like a lot of fun already. we hear you may have a little bit of a musical performance for us this morning, too.
>> we do. we have larry brown jazz quartet. www.larrybrownjazz.com. he is going to play a little music for us right now. >> yes, we would like to get a taste. ♪ ♪ not a bad thing to wake-up it morning. the canton wine and jazz festival is this weekend. for more lftio information log o foxbaltimore.com/morning. take a look we got dry conditions right now and it's different than last night when we had a few showers pushing through the area. as we get closer we will see where the showers were pushing through up in baltimore around
baltimore county. and even carroll county had showers pushing through last night. now different, drier right now. we could see a shower pushing through later in the afternoon as the cold front moves in from the north. back to the west we're seeing the activity in the mid-west. it's moving to the east slowly. it's a stationary front. by definition not moving a whole lot. but it eventually will. looking like a nice friday before that happens and into most of saturday. let's get you caught up on what we're looking at right now with the cold front to the north. again, it's allowing the warm air to stay in place where we, cold air behind the front then. when the cooler air moves in for the weekend, drier conditions will move in too. we will see plenty of sunshine by tomorrow. as far as the future scan model nothing in the way of rain. anything we get from that front light just like yesterday. to the north we will see the drier air working in as we get toward the friday. it shapes up like a real sunny
day by tomorrow. the jet stream is going to take a dip to the south. as it does, it will bring in the cooler air for the weekend. we're talking 70s for high temperatures and even an upper 60 maybe as we get into sufnltd let'sunday.75 degrees for the ct temperature in baltimore. 74 in d.c., cooler in oakland. the temperatures will climb into the 80s but we will be warmer than average, average being around 76 degrees this time of year. instead 84 degrees what we are expecting for the eastern shore with a chance of a light shower. west wind at 5-10 miles an hour. the central part of the state should climb to the same 84 degrees with a light shower possible. about a 30% chance at that, back to the west we go and look for temperatures here to be just a couple of degrees cooler at 82 degrees with the chance of those showers. northwest wind at 5-10 but not bad. 63 tonight, depending upon how long it takes for front to push through. we may still be talking about an evening shower, even then it will be light. north winds at 5-10 miles an
hour. as we move through the day today, look for temperatures to climb to 81 degrees by noon. we will get to the high of 83 or 84 by about 1 or 2:00 this afternoon, and 79 degrees at 6:00 p.m. with a chance of showers. cooler tomorrow but comfortable, 73 degrees with humidity. a pretty day and maybe i said sunday before i meant, saturday we see 60s for highs. how about 68 degrees only for saturday with a late shower and then 73 a little bit better on sunday's temperature wise, comfortable, again low humidity but the chance of showers early on. if you're headed to m&t bank stadium, you're one of the lucky ones for a ticket to watch the ravens take on the cleveland browns. i forget their names. the cleveland browns, it's okay. northwest winds at 5-10 miles an hour and the rain-shower chance is probably more before the game for your tailgating. so a little tent over the burgers would make for a drier burger, i would suggest that.
75 degrees for the high temperature on monday, partly cloudy, 69 degrees on tuesday. 70 on wednesday with a lot of sunshine then. fox 45 weather is at your finger tips right there. iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. can use fox 45 powerful doppler radar for incoming storms. the interactive tools will let you see when rain and thunderstorms are over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. now for a look at what is happening on the roadways, lauren cooke is back with the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you very much, steve. we do have several accidents working but take a look at average speeds. look ago the northeast corridor of 95, we're looking at 43 miles per hour and a slow 40 on 83 in baltimore county. we're looking at 34 traveling on the jfx. it picks up to 50 as we make our way over to the west side of the beltway. and we're looking at a high of 60 at howard county. we're dealing with trouble in ellicott city on the eastbound lanes of 70 at columbia pike. do expect delays from route 32.
as we make our way to the west side of the beltway taking a live look at the liberty road, we're dealing with a little bit of delay. it will be trouble free as you make the push toward wilkens avenue. we are dealing with a road closure due to an accident at south wilkins road. you woul want to be aware of anr road closure. the baltimore book festival has shutdown a street today. we are still dealing with the effect of that massive watermain break in dundalk. here is some pictures from friday as you can see. just a total mess, but fortunately it is a different theme this morning. vernon highway, does remain shutdown at avon avenue. that's a look at your morning travels, megan, let's send it back to you. thank you, lauren. still ahead, it's a new beginning or the pick a drome.
learn how to fly an updated version of the 1980 easy musical fame which is hitting threaters. mgm is making actress debbie allen available to tell us all about it, good morning to you. >> good morning, patrice and we're so excited that this is coming out. this is something that has been a long time in the making. we all are really happy about it. >> you know, i can't believe it's been 30 years and it tells my age now, because i used to watch fame. i had such a crush on leroy, i'm glad that it's coming out again.
>> that's so sweet. i know, time goes so fast, i know. but i have to say in 30 years the issues and challenges for young people are still much the same. are they going to get into the school? are they going to get into the scene. are they talented enough? those are big issues of young people's days. >> it doesn't change that much in the sense of the original movie. we are not going to see a completely different unfamiliar kind of movie here, are we? >> it's a different story from the fame movie. i think the rated is different. it was r rated then. it's pg now. it's been made for broader audience intentionally. i think that at its core, you're going to fall in love with the young people. our television series made us a global phenomenon. they just released first two years on dvd and i'm excited
about that, too. the movie, i think, will create a new brand, if you will, with a new generation. >> okay. we're talking about this and we're familiar with it, but for people who don't know what fame is all about, give me a quick synopsis of the movie? >> well "fame" is about the four years of high school and performing arts in new york new york city. young people who are singers, dancers, actors, composers, musicians, getting into that school, going through four years of tough paces with great teachers, some teachers that are really tough. >> like you? >> like me. >> you are a tough teacher. you were the one with the line, you want fame? this is where it starts right here. >> that's right. in sweats. >> i'm the principal now. i was lidia grant, i'm mrs. simms now. i'm married and i'm the principal of the school. there's been thousands of young
people in four years. the challenges and there's a different connotation for fame. you can give fame to eating a frog on television or losing weight. that wasn't quite what happened in the '80s, but still at its core, fame about is about talented young people who are trying to take hold of their lives. that is what it's about. >> i can't wait for the movie to come out. who knows, maybe this will spawn another t.v. series. >> that would be great. >> that would be great. thank you for joining us this morning. >> thank you patrice. >> fame is at threaters on september 25th. as she mentioned the first two seasons of "fame" the t.v. series is available on ear.
break a leg. the curtain is rising on a new season at the hippodrome. we have got a preview of all of the show stoppers. jeff daniels from the hippodrome joins us this morning with more. good morning, jeff. >> good morning. >> we're excited about this new season, lots of exciting things coming. it's hard to believe this is the 5th anniversary since the hippodrome renovations. >> absolutely. it's been five years. now we have a new focus to bring the best of broadway to town and best of concert and art to the hippodrome theater. it's still beautiful. it's a great place to come and have dinner. >> when you talk about some of these that are coming. we're talking about fiddler on the roof. dreamgirls, mama mia. that is the one i want to see.
it's a great show. >> it's a great show full season. we have shows like phantom and mama mia that people love. we put tickets for sale on those shows and they're moving quickly. we have subdescriber subscribero subscribe to all of our shows. it makes for a great season. >> let's say i want to go to mama mia, how far in advance should i go and buy that ticket. >> if you are a huge dress up, fan, you want to go to find out when it goes on sale. the subscribers get the preferred seats. we have flex subscribers who can choose three shows or more so they don't have to obligate themselves to the whole season. it's the customization model that we know at starbucks. this is our version of that.
>> is it too late to be one of those? >> you can still subscribe to the flex. flex is a flexible pick 3 which is a lottery term. people love that. for the flex certify seize serin purchase three shows. you can jump into the nut cracker, do dreamgirls, you name it. our subscribers that have been there for a while. they're the first to order to get the best seats. right now we have sales for these shows and they're moving quickly. >> with the list, it would be hard for me to pick 3. thank you, it looks like a good season. >> thank you for having me. >> thank you, jeff. for more on the hippodrome 2009 and 2010 season, looing on to foxbaltimore.com/morning.
the weekend. people are talking about the ravens game already. >> a chance of some showers that may affect tailgating for the game. i think during the game we will be fine. >> put up a tent, you will be fine. >> not a problem at all. >> this morning very muggy indeed and that is not going to last for the whole weekend, just for today as we check out the hd radar. you are looking at showers that pushed through yesterday or last night actually. now it's giving way to dry conditions. i used some our most sophisticated equipment. i stepped outside before and it's still muggy. i like to combine that with all of the sophisticated equipment we have. the showrsz expectin showers exa 30% chance. that will be afternoon or evening as we move into the latter part of the evening. 81 degrees heading toward 81 by the noon hour. 79 at 6:00 p.m. and look for the high temperature today at 84, the 30% chance of that shower as the front works into the north. that front is what will bring us a drier air for the weekend. let's check out what is happening on the roadways right
now lauren cooke is in for candace dold. she has the traffic edge. >> reporter: , thanks, steve. if you're traveling on the west side of the beltway you will see some relief as with you take a look at liberty road. cars are cruising along the inner and outer loop lanes just fine. that good news will continue if you're cruising along the southbound lanes of 795. from westminister pike to 695 you're looking at a 9-minute trip. the main concern is going to be 83. we're dealing with a lot of congestion along the southbound lanes from freeland road to 695. you're looking at a lengthy 23-minute drive. if you are using the jfx to get into the city, you want to be aware of a lot of volume from 695 to downtown to east fayette street looking at a 20-minute trip. the festival is shutting down, mount vernon place at st. paul street. do keep that in mind if you do calvert or madison street as an alternative route. that's a look at the morning travel, megan, let's stend back
to you. here are the stories we're following this morning, the winner of the dee democratic pry announces she is withdrawing from the race of an mis. zina pierre announced her decision. it's the second time she has left the race after questions were raised about her finances. there's in liens against her business. pierre said she didn't want questions about her finances to be a distraction. >> reporter: i'm joel d smith with at city hall where the city finance director announced 27 job layoff and furloughs to hundreds of employees, some up to 10 days because of the current budget crisis. at the same time some are criticizing $12,000 in travel spending that has been approved as well. some say it's not the time to spend money on that when so many people are being laid off furlough. when it comes to the union, they
say that their employees cannot afford a 2-3% reduction in their salary. the state's first slot license has been approved. the video committee voted unanimously to building a a casino at ocean city. decisions on other slot locations could come before the end of the year. i have an announcement to make, cleveland union and i are moving to california so i can pursue my long life dream. >> the neighborhood will never be the same again. cleveland is leaving spooner street. the character from fox's sam guy is getting his own show and it premiers this sunday. fox is making the show of cleveland mike henry available to talk withing you. he is joined by executive producer. >> good morning. >> what in the world would make cleveland want to leave? >> more money [ laughter ] >> that convinces a lot of us.
>> how many times are you going to get blasted out of your bathtub before enough is enough is what i want to know? >> there's never enough of that. >> it's time. cleveland has been a sidekick for too long. he has moved down to virginia and they meet up with donna who is -- who cleveland loves in high school. he she has got two kids. she has got junior, he is divorced. she is divorced. >> there you have it. let me ask you this, spin-off can be risky. for every frasier you got the johnny loves shashi. how do you keep this familiar to fans but fresh enough that it can stand on its own. >> one thing is cleveland is a different character than peter griffith. we can use a lot of the same kind of humor as family guy, but we have more heart. it's going to be a different show because cleveland brown is a different character. he has his own pace and own outlook. i think he has a sweeter disposition which makes it a
different kind of comedy when he till gets himself as peter griffith. they're different characters. >> it's a funky show, too. our music is more show and r&b rather than the dynamic that family guys. >> we think that family guy satisfies teenage boys for show tune. >> that is the number one on the list. i know they need that daily. >> let me ask you, what are you going to see on the first episode of the cleveland show. >> we're going to see bye-bye. cleveland and junior head out for a great adventure. cleveland finds love and you will see, you will see some -- you will hear the theme song. you will see cutaway gags and you will see a little heart at end of the show which i think is our special ingredient. >> you will meet -- we have an incredible cast. mcfarland plays a bear that is par rearemarried to another fai.
and the cleveland reading entourage want to be neighbor who is 4-foot 11. michael richardson in addition to playing cleveland junior plays a red neck across the street, lessster. so you will meet the whole universe in that episode. >> you're from virginia and cleveland is moving to virginia. is there a connection there? when we talked to you the last time we found out that someone from maryland inspired the voice of cleveland? >> that's right. i'm from richmond, and i spend a lot of time there. and our town is drawn from photographs of richmond, all the geography and the old colonial buildings. i was playing basketball with a guy who said he was from maryland. that was 10 years ago when i first created the character cleveland based on a stranger's voice. >> we hope he stays a stranger and doesn't ask for a cut of mike's salary.
>> hopefully not. i have family, we grew up in virginia as well. i don't remember a stool bend in virginia. >> we pushed that one ourselves. >> you did. all right, gentlemen, thank you so much. >> thank you. the cleveland show premiers on fox 45 this sunday night at 8:30. you are watching fox 45 morning
you're waking up to a warm and muggy start to this fall morning. let's check in with meteorologist steve fertig and see if those clouds are going to lift a little bit as we head through the rest of the day. good morning, steve. good morning, megan. the clouds should give way to some breaks. we should see shine mixed in with the clouds. it's a muggy start and as megan
said, a warm and humid start to the day. the sky watch radar not as active. that is good news. we had a little bit of activity last night and a little bit of thunder visiting us if you're in the northern part of the state. that is not the case this morning looking a whole lot better. as we move through the day, we will be looking at more comfortable conditions by this evening as the code front moves in from the north. seeing showers being produced by it in the midwest. that will be moving in our direction, as it does, it will bring us direction from mid-saturday into early sunday. until then, we look at improving conditions late in the day and beyond. as we look at the current temperature 75 degrees downtown with mostly cloudy skies, the winds are calm, 76% relative humidity. 30-point he 08 and rising in the barometer. the dew point is an indication of how moist and humid it is out there. 67 degrees is an indication when you get into the mid-60s or upper 60s, the 70s become
more aggressive. the temperatures at 75, not as aggressive as it's warmer. we should get into the 80s for high temperatures, normally we only see 76 this time of year. obviously it will be a warmer than average day. already it's 75 degrees in baltimore and 74 in hagerstown in oakland cooler. in the mountains 76 degrees a place to go to see a break from the heat. he shouldn't be this time around. he is, because the cold front to the north. as it moves through, it could bring a light shower chance. we get a break as high pressure moves in from the north. the next system moves in on saturday night into sunday morning and then it pushes through. we should look that period, saturday night into sunday morning for the next chance of showers. for today, the eastern shore. if you get a shower it would be light, a 30% chance at that. 84 degrees for a high, with a west wind at 5-10 miles per hour. central part of the state, should climb to 84 degrees with partly cloudy skies, north west wind at 5-10 miles per hour.
some people in the studio sneezing. that is what happens when you have the temperatures shifting around as much as you have lately. can't get used to the temperatures. good bless -- god bless you. mostly cloudy skies and northwest wind at 5-10 miles per hour of the tonight 63 degrees with the shower chance there, but again, really 20 to 30% chance if we see a shower. there's a good chance we may not have to deal with that at all. as you look through the day, look for temperatures to climb to 83 degrees for the noontime temperature. 89 degrees at 6:00 p.m., with again, believe the shower chance in there, even though it's remote for the day later. it will be cooler, it will be less humid and with the sunshine a real pretty friday. 68 degrees on saturday, late shower comes in, 73 on sunday. could be showers early on. if you're headed to m&t stadium and you have tailgating concerns, you might have to deal with a few showers, especially those of you who are early
arrivers. 73 degrees for the kickoff temperature. that part looking pretty good and comfortable enough. you should dry out by the time you get to the game or later in the game. 75 degrees on monday, partly cloudy skies, 65 and 72 for monday and wednesday. sky watch radar is available at your finger tips. you can use fox 45 powerful doppler radar to track incoming storms. the interactive tools will let you see when rain or thunderstorms will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. now lauren cooke is back with another look at your traffic edge. lauren? >> reporter: thank you, steve. we do have a few incidents working, but first let's take a look at the average speeds. we're looking at 60 miles per hour on the northeast corridor of 95. a slower 52 on 83 in baltimore county and a much lower 32 traveling the jfx. as we make our way over to the west side of the beltway, not looking bad, 53 miles per hour and 58 on the south side of howard county. we do have heavy delays in
ellicott city due to an earlier accident o at the southbound pi. we will see relief as we make our way to the west side of the beltway. taking a look at the liberty road, you can see the cars cruising in the inner and outer loop lanes just fine. we have trouble as we make our way to catonsville. and as we make our way to dundalk, we are still dealing with the effects of that massive watermain break, broening highway remains shutdown in both directions at avon avenue. that's a look at the morning travels, for customized traffic reports 24-7, log on to foxbaltimore.com and click on traffic edge. let's send it back to you, megan. thank you, lauren. coming up at this point, you would think he has seen everything. >> i'm not sure you talk as much as. >> thanagil tells us what to ext
it is more than just great food. it's great fun. today is dining deals day for only $25. you can get a $50 gift certificate to stars and stripes grill. it's on our website this morning. they go fast. you don't want to wait. owner jeff motley and adam join us this morning to talk about this. good morning, guys. >> and we have the ribs out and we have heard that you guys get thumbs up for these. >> one said that they were the best ribs he had ever had. one said they were the best ribs in harford county if not better than any in the state. >> truly something to be had.
we will do some cooking here today and tell us what we're going to be cooking here? >> we will be doing our original cream of crab recipe. >> how do you guys make yours. do you have a secret ingrid ing. >> no, it's a right amount of everything. it's two ounces of belted butter. you want about 1 tablespoon of diced onion and diced salary, saute that in the butter. about 30 to 45 seconds. >> look at the lump crab meat here. >> nothing but lump. >> while you continue cooking i'm going to ask jay some questions. this is not just the place to go and eat, but this is a place to have some games. tell us about all you can do there? >> we do 2500 birthday parties, group and corporate events a year. several of the fox 45 news team has been there with their kids. >> yes. >> we have laser tag, golf,
batting cages and about 80 arcade games. >> again, great for parties. you can rent it out and kids can come in? >> kids can do it and we just rented it out for the rotary club of harford county. we had 160 adults acting like kids. it was a lot of fun. >> you're never too young to play games. that has been over for seven years, rather, and the food doing the restaurant portion for about a year. tell us what the atmosphere is like for the restaurant portion? >> the restaurant is interesting because it's new. we didn't know exactly how we were going to do it. we did a trial and error a lot of it, but we have been called the hidden gem of harford county. a lot of side way comments, where people come and say, i wouldn't have expected great food at a pot put. that's what we're trying to change the name to star and stripes grill, because more than a place with pot put. >> it can't stay hidden much
longer with ribs like these. and the stars and stripes there hence the name of the restaurant. how is the crab soup coming here? >> going good. after you say at saute the onid the salary add two ounces of flour and celery. after that add three cups of half and half. after that is coming to a boil, i add one teaspoon patrick a. >> uh-huh. >> one teaspoon old bay. one teaspoon onion powder. >> uh-huh. >> basically, one tablespoon of crab base or crab bullion. and. >> what is the final one. >> we finish it off with the cherry and that is about two tablespoon. >> we're going to have to have the viewers come to your restaurant to find out what it's like. >> to get the half off discount card to stripes and grill, go to foxbaltimore.com/dining deals.
pointed toes, twirls, and the occasional slip and fall. nagil has seen it all on so you think you can dance. now he is opening about the talent dancing for him on season 6. >> that's what we have been waiting for. >> he is the man behind the fancy foot work and judging one of t.v.'s most watched dance shows. he has guided so you think you can dance giving up his gig at american idol to commit to a show he can't get enough with? >> it's the ones that stand out that are doing something or pushing the envelope. i'm often shocked by and i use
mary murphy as a temperature gage because when she screams, they have done something. >> the widely weird and often painful dancers never seize to amaze nagil. >> it usually happens with breakers and the beep boys. i'm shocked that they would even attempt to do something like that. the courage or stupidity, whichever you want to go with that that leads them into doing that move is quite shocking. and that more than anything i applaud. >> i'm not sure you talked as much as wobbled. >> during the heat of surviving weeks of grueling rue 10. >> it's like a boxer, really. i think that is the whole thing nowadays. in my day you were a dancer and now you have to be an athlete. >> my gut feeling is that we will have one if not two tap dancers in our top 20. if we do that, then that really
ties everything together for me. we have basically had every form of dance now in there in the top 20. >> next up, boston, atlanta and salt lake city. amazing what they can do. you can watch the atlanta auditions for so you think you can dance, tuesday at 9:00 here on fox 45. unbelievable. >> you don't always see them fall like that because they're so good. >> that guy looks like a insect crawling across the stage. >> we will let you crawl off the stage right now. we will see you back here tomorrow. >> sounds good. >> thank you. you are watching fox 45 morning news, all local all morning.