coming up there are plans to celebrate the olympic achievements of michael phelps and we'll let you know where and when. and a huge night for the orioles as they honor baseball's ironman. they're in the middle of a playoff race, first time in 15 years, a live preview coming up for you this morning. we have charlie down at the yard and we have sherrie johnsoover at fort mchenry. >> this is tough by the way. i was a yankees fan -- now that i'm in baltimore. i know i'm wearing a lot of orange and i don't buy orange and this is a different thing for me. >> it's exciting. >> very exciting. >> we haven't felt this in a while and a lot of people heading down there want to know what they're in store for. >> a good time tonight. but we're going to be dealing with mainly dry weather and don't worry about it. very humid once again this morning that will continue as we duothroughout the day. gush go throughout the day. on maryland's most powerful radar as of now, we have a lone shower now as we step over across the eastern shore. but also if your travels are taking you into virginia this
morning we're dealing with a light shower around reston, sterling, ashburn and also oakton but again the you are going to be along the eastern shore watch out for some patchy fog this morning and we have some heavier rain just to the north of federalsburg right now. this is starting to slide off towards the east. heading over into delaware and that's the scenario in terms of the wet weather. as we look at temperatures this morning we are quite warm. 75 degrees right now in arnold. 70s everywhere and here's the hour by hour forecast. 86 degrees by lunchtime. a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with mike masco. good morning. good morning lynette. good morning everybody. let's talk about the stadium and tonight as you can certainly expect a massive volume around the stadium. 395 and 295. all jammed probably starting after 4:00 i'm sure a lot of early tailgatessers. we have an issue along route 1 that's knocking out both lanes south of bel air. that's an accident and then construction delays into the key bridge. in fact this is tying things up at quarantine road at hawkins road. the final stop on back and show
you everything is looking good on most of the beltways. outside for a live shot and we'll show you 70 at 29 and things are looking good at this point. another check on traffic in less than ten. megan on to you. the man who brought football back to baltimore is in the hospital this morning. art modell is at johns hopkins reported in grave condition. the 87-year-old baltimore icon modell purchased the cleveland browns back in 1961. then moved the franchise to baltimore in 1996. that move made him a hero to the city. he sold the interest to steve bisciotti and went on to be active with the team taking the golf cart out to practice to watch them. he is also a known philanthropist in the community. we'll keep you updated on his condition this morning. all right, are you on the bandwagon? if not hop on bard. tonight the o's and the yankees are meeting at camden yards for a four game series. and this could be the most important games in what has
been a magical season so far. so we can't pry charlie away from the yard even out there in the dark and charlie not just a big night for the game but also honoring cal ripken jr.. >> reporter: taking a lot of history tonight here at the ballpark at camden yards megan. the game is a sellout against the new york yankees. baltimore trails new york by one game in the a. l. east. it's the first for the o's in 15 years and tonight we're going back 17 years and remembering the ironmanment on this date, 1995 when ripken jr. set the all time mark at 2131 games, consecutive games played breaking the record by lou gehrig. that was a mark many thought would never be broken in baseball. cal did it in 1995 and tonight the organization is going to have his living legend statue immortalized here at the ballpark. >> the city of baltimore has ohm baited cal from -- embraced
cal from day one certainly as part of a prominent family coming from the area. just a really unique situation in professional sports to be able to say that you have a hometown guy who will accomplish that much and is one of your own. >> reporter: okay, a few notes about the game tonight. the gates are going to open at 5:00 and the ceremony around 5:15. then there's going to be an on the field ceremony at 6:20 prior to first pitch. that's going to be around 7:00 and monica bar low with the team says be patient. this is a sellout for the o's. a rarity on a thursday night game but an important one both for cal and for the organization. now thinking about playing ball come october. megan? >> all right, thanks. we'll check in with you in just a minute. all right, before the ravens' game on monday night, we're going to be celebrating our state's olympians star- spangled celebration. michael phelps will be honored being the most olympian with the most medals in history. in his three olympic appearances he has received 22 medals and get this, 18 of them you probably know this. they are gold. so he and other maryland
athletes will be in london and they're going to be at the inner harbor at the ampitheater at 4:00. something to keep in mind, monday is going to be busy downtown. news around the nation right now. two teenagers got creative when they tried to rob a wal-mart. this happened in florida. police say the two buy buoys went into the store and one of them actually had a badge and a pellet gun at his hip and the one boy took some trading cards to the store manager. approached him and the other teen said he was a cop. he pretended to arrest his friend even went as far as putting him in handcuffs in the parking lot. >> he thought it would -- kind of i guess fit there. in the whole thing with the gun and the badge. >> the store manager didn't believe the story. she actually called the real police and the two teens were arrested. they say the 17-year-old there will was no plot there, no plan. just a trip to wal-mart that got a little out of control. all right, you've heard the old saying before. it was curiosity that kaled the
cat? turns out maybe applying to skunks as well. look at the video. students in milwaukee discovered this poor guy in a parking lot with a plastic jar over his head. it was stuck. they did manage to trap the skunk underneath a garbage can the animal specialist got the skunk. it somehow freed itself from the jar and ran off and is okay. so -- little bit of curiosity with that skunk got him in some trouble. stay with us this morning. because now you have another reason to visit baltimore's national aquarium. it just got a new guest, we're going to introduce you and it doesn't live in the water though. we'll introduce you to the new guy now calling aquarium home. >> it's maryland's oldest holiday, defenders' day. i'm sherrie johnson live at fort mchenry with what more on what you and your family can take advantage of this weekend to celebrate the holiday. what does fall smell like?
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healthy and is going to spend the next several weeks clinging to its mother. and then it will begin exploring its surroundings. if you go to the aquarium to see the baby you will have to look very hard to find it right now but certainly a reason to go. the sloths are pretty fascinating. >> i usually say little things are cute but i don't know about that one. >> it's just the name sloth. it's really cute. >> i don't know about that one. let's talk about the airport temperature right now adds you head out and about this morning at bwi we're coming in at 75 degrees. still very muggy with the dew point at 70. we're not having any visibility issues. we are looking at ten right now and sunrise at 6:40 this morning. you could be heading to the airport but also you're going to be heading out tot bus stop this morning. this is going to be muggy with the temperature at 78 degrees and as we go through the afternoon, it's still going to be very humid and hot. let's get a check now of the traffic with mike. good morning. good morning lynette. good morning everybody. one issue near route 1 north of bel air in darlington. we have an accident tying up
both directions of route 1. castleton road and just be aware of that for the of town this morning. then construction delays into the key bridge 695 as you make your approach into the toll plaza. between quarantine road and hawkins point road. that that has tied up our speed sensors noting about 21 miles per hour. . 5 around west and -- 695 around west and east looking good. he is the face of the ravens, we all know ray lewis. a new app giving you access to the ravens' legendary linebacker. we'll tell you where you can get it and what it's all about. >> and new surveillance video shows a maryland officer pistol whipping a teen. i'm linda so, why the video contradicts what the officer says happened. anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel...
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take a look. you can see the 19-year-old ryan dorm enter the frame first. then the officer with his gun drawn swings his right hand and hits dorm in the face with his service weapon. the gunfires and a flash goes off. incident happened in february as dorm walked home after leaving a gas station. the officer and his partner followed dorm and his friend into the gas station because they thought a robbery was about to happen. no crime was committed though. attorney jim bell represents the teen who's been in trouble with the law before. >> the communities -- stereotypes, that the young black person was some sort of menace and he wasn't. >> reporter: the teen was arrested, and all charges were eventually dropped. but he still served four months in jail. the officer was charged with several crimes last month. linda so, abc2 news. all right, linda, thanks so much. this weekend, there's a lot going on in the area. we've been telling you about the o's oh game which is obviously a big story. but why not head to fort mchenry with the family?
there's plenty to do. over the abc2 news' sherrie johnson with all the festivities. >> reporter: megan i have to tell you i love history and just having a ball out here. they gave me a hat and they've gaven me a jacket. i'm having a ball out here. i'm out here this morning with ranger jim and ranger tim and you know we're talking about maryland's oldest holiday. defenders' day. but this morning you know we have some flag folding going on. what's happening here? >> well, defenders' day and the "star-spangled banner" weekend is all about the american flag and our national anthem. what better way to commemorate that than to fold a replica of the flag? this is something you can do this weekend here at fort mchenry. adults, kids, families it's a great hands-on active. to really get into history to fold the flag here at the birthplace of our national anthem. >> reporter: and tell me about a few activities and events -- i mean this was a family event. you can bring the kids out. tell me some things that people can enjoy if they come out this weekend. >> well, on friday, you can
come out to federal hill and see us fire the alarm cannon off the heights over the harbor. and then all day saturday and sunday we'll have fifes and drums. who doesn't like to listen to the fifes and drums? kids can drill with the soldiers. they can go into the tavern tent and make paper dolls. so really is a family centered weekend. >> reporter: wound. let's talk about what i'm wearing and talk about the hat and jacket here. >> what you're wearing are pieces of the uniform that soldiers wore here 200 years ago. you have the shaker with the cap on of the army and then the -- the jacket of a citizens' soldier. and you're going to see over 150 different soldiers here this weekend. you'll see civilians, women, and men dressed as they would have been 200 years ago. what you'd be wearing 200 years ago? come on down to fort mchenry. >> reporter: sounds like a lot of fun and something for everyone. all right, this is wonderful and thank you both so much for joining thus morning. megan lots going on here and this weekend. reporting live here at fort
mchenry. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> all right, you're having fun. five things to know this morning. it's orange pump day in baltimore county. and today is the day to ironman cal ripken will have the statue dedicates. the orioles trail the yankees one game in the a. l. east. today amazon set to announce new products. and they could announce a new kindle. this comes one week after the company said it sold out of its popular kindle. so if you are in glen burnie, you can enjoy a meal. this is happening at gin oughts, they're opening a new location on richie highway near fifth avenue. back in 1957 former baltimore colts, they founded gino's with a friend. the first location was in baltimore and now there's another in glen burnie. bwi airport now welcoming spirit airlines. its newest carrier. spirit will begin service from bwi to dallas/ft. worth and fort lauderdale as
well. the new carrier comes on the heels of the busiest month in the airport's history. tonight before the president takes the podium at the democratic national convention, you can set up your pop culture fix. the mtv video music awards happening in los angeles. those start tonight at 8:00. something to keep in mind. if politics aren't your thing. all right, how would you like to pose for a picture with ray lewis? now there's a new app that will relate you at least make it look like you did. you see you can make pictures with lewis and then download them. the app will cost 99 cents when it comes out in the fall. the money will go to the united athletes foundation which is one of ray lewis' favorite charities. the app will be ushered in for the promotion where fans will be able to win a real photo with the real ray lewis after the ravens' home game. what do you think lynette? pretty cool. >> pretty cool. sounds like ha plan. all right, let's talk about what's going on right now because we have lots of clouds in the area this morning.
some sunshine in here as we go through the day and also i'm not going to rule out more scattered showers momming up through the day. mainly isolated showers and let me correct that. the reason why, is that we have this surface trough and you can see the purple dotted line here. this is going to be over us today and tomorrow. as long as that's around i'm going to keep the stray shower in the forecast. high pressure is off to the west and battle with the surface trough but it will be a mainly dry day on tap. the tropical satellite shows two storms out here. and they are both hurricanes. so we have hurricane leslie and this is hurricane michael. and look at this. that looks good. this looks so pretty on a satellite image here. you can see that well defined eye. this is going to stay away from us. and also we're looking at leslie here. not looking so good a bit ragged right now encountering up welling and some cooler water and you know hurricanes don't like that and also dealing with some sheer which they don't like. here's the track of hurricane
michael. the winds sustained at about 115 miles per hour. it's a category 3 hurricane as of now. that's the first major hurricane of the year and we look at future trend not picking up on a whole lot for today. that's a good thing because we have big plans tonight with the o's. into tomorrow basically dealing with the dry weather as well but for today it's going to be hot and humid and be prepared for that. 678 degrees by the -- 68 degrees by this evening and still very soupy and hotter tomorrow with 91 degrees. here's the seven day forecast for you. let's jump to the ravens looking pretty good out there. 77-degrees and cooler. we'll take that right mike? >> oh, yeah, hurricane mike? i'm kind of thrilled i'm a major hurricane in the atlantic right now. all right, here's what's going on this morning. we'll pop up some drive times and show you what's going on. again not much in the way of accidents or even construction delays. so if you're going from 695 to downtown baltimore, we'll be dealing with just about a 16 minute commute and as we head say another drive time from83 to 95 about eight minutes and thing are looking really good
on the boards the morning. route 1 both directions between the castleton road we have an accident still knocking out both lanes on route 1. we'll show you some of the mdot cameras again, 695 at harford road, really not much happening. at this early hour. another check on traffic in less than ten. now motivation can come from unusual places, from one woman it was a speeding ticket. we're going tell you about the commitment one woman made all because of a citation for not wearing a seat belt. [ female announcer ] over the last ten years,
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thank you for joining us on this thursday morning. it's not very often that a traffic ticket is remembered with fondness or something that motivates you but a woman in south carolina is crediting a seat belt citation for her losing more than 200 pounds. you see jeanette was pulled over for not wearing a seat belt. however, at 408 pounds she couldn't fit it across the frame. she hadn't buckled up for years and she remembers the trooper was very kind and he wrote her up anyway. a year and a half later she is trying to find the same tropate thank him because hee -- trooper to thank him because she lost over 200 pounds.
>> i'm sure there's a lot of things that led up to that point but that ticket was like reality in my face. and i don't know if i would have done it as quickly if i didn't get the ticket. >> she does not look like the same woman from the photograph in the story but the trooper amos didn't tell her to lose weight but the ticket made her basically read, eat right, exercise and live a healthy lifestyle. her goal now is to get down to 145 pounds. he has a super bowl ring. and you never see him in the tab loads. so why is ash tabloids. so why -- tabloids. is why is an elementary school student banned from wearing is peyton manning jersey? also a star was born earlier in the week at the democratic national convention, not a speaker but the daughter of one speaker. we'll explain why.
he's a baltimore treasure. art modell brought football back to our city and this morning, keep the family in your thoughts because he's in the hospital. all right, it's on track to be the worst year ever, we're talking about west nile virus. now maryland leaders want to do something before somebody gets sick here. what they plan to do to stop the disease from spreading in our