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to describe the constant rainy weather we have been having. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> carlotta can up with a word. >> we had a reprieve yesterday afternoon. >> it was nice in some areas. it was very nice for a lot of view. today is nice, too. the weekend, we get back into the dip. 58 right now at the airport. we don't have the fog and drizzle this morning. that is a welcome change. it will be a nice day for most of you. with a slight chance for a shower, mostly in the mountains. -- we have a slight chance for a
shower. we have grayback in the forecast this weekend. -- we have rain back in the forecast this weekend. >> hopefully 8 dry morning commute this morning. we have a crash at pulaski and another at 24th and howard. fire activity in nottingham. those are the only incidents we are tracking. 60 miles per hour at padonia road on the harrisburg expressway heading south towards the beltway. the same story around the rest of the area. four minutes on 95 northbound between 32 and 100 in howard county. no delays just yet. looking nice on the major roadways. this is harford road. both loops are moving just fine. this is 95 in the white marsh. southbound traffic looks like it
is increasing in volume. no delays are forming just yet. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back over to you. >> thank you. a disturbingly random series of arson attacks have caught the attention of baltimore police. >> more than half a dozen attacks using molotov cocktails. jennifer franciotti has the details. good morning. >> it does make the victims feel that theretly better were not targeted. there have been nine incidents of molotov cocktails throughout the city. it is all over the city. several have been found in the northwest corner. police did not believe these individuals are targeting these individuals. so far there has been no significant property damage and
no injuries in a vault. one homeowner said she is grateful to be alive. things could have turned out differently if the molotov cocktail when through the kitchen instead of crashing against the window. >> the screen was what prevented it from coming through, the bottle itself, which was -- it was a god thing. i mean, god blocked that thing. >> police to not have a description of the suspect. anyone with information is asked to call baltimore city police. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> people posing as police officers have forced themselves into somebody's home. the latest incident happened yesterday morning when three men dressed in uniform burst through the door of a home. one of the people inside were shot in the face and is now
listed in stable condition. most residents should be skeptical that any intrusion is a police raid. police have not confirmed if this attack is related to three others. in south baltimore, police continue to search for three suspects in connection with a home invasion. this happened on towson avenue. a woman inside the home was sexually assaulted. another suffered a gunshot wound. authorities believe there were looking for valuables and drugs. >> there was a three-car crash in mount vernon on cathedral street. one officer injured his leg. no word on what led to the crash. >> no word on the identity of a man whose body was pulled out of
the river in cecil county. authorities believe the victim had been in the water for quite some time. >> a man could spend the rest of this life in prison for producing child pornography. he was sentenced to 18 years in prison. he created three videos of himself molesting a girl. he pleaded guilty back in april. police have recalled an arrest warrant of the man suspected in a sexual assault. david randall was wanted for assaulting a woman in glen burnie. detectives interviewed him and police have decided not to serve the warrant. >> a teenager recovers after being struck by a car. as happened in woodlawn -- this happened in woodlawn when she
was struck by a suv. >> another food recall this morning. this one is willing to listeria. kate amara has that story. >> the fda spotted the listeria in one bag of chopped romaine lettuce from true leaf farms, leading the california company to recall about 90 cartons for possible contamination. the ceo says he's working with the fda. >> we grow all our product outside and sometimes it's like finding a needle in a haystack. >> health officials say listeria rarely shows up in produce, but this does come amid an ongoing outbreak linked to cantaloupe from a colorado farm. >> it is a bit of a puzzle for us as to where and the whole process of growing and packaging and distribution it might have been contaminated. >> so far the contamination has sickened more than 70 people in 18 states. at least 16 have died. it is the deadliest outbreak in
a decade. >> it has just been pure hell. devastating, unreal. >> tammy palmer is suing, her husband clinging to life in the hospital. because listeria can take weeks, even months to make someone sick, there are fears the outbreak could get worse. >> we might still see illnesses and even fatalities for the next month up into october. >> health officials do not know how the lettuce or cantaloupe got contaminated. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> this is pretty scary. are there ways to reduce the risks? >> listeria is different than the call port seminole. first of all, if she did not know where it came from, throwing out. then sanitize any servers it may have touched. the your produce within a couple of days and shop more often.
the problem is that the germ can get from the outside to be inside when you cut it. led a a melon completely dry. >> an oregon judge -- a couple was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of their son after they failed to seek medical attention and instead relied on prayer to heal him. last year the state senate voted to end legal protections to parents who practiced in faith healing. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. should the courts convict people for believing in the power of prayer, rather than providing medical care for their children, when it results in the death of the child? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. >> 6:08.
57 degrees -- 56 degrees. it is friday. the tabloid wars are heating up -- the tablet warsr are heating up. >> debit cards are about to get more inconvenient. >> one of the highest profile figures flies under the radar at the virginia target. >> that is how i did the temperatures, too. 56 right now. a nice cool start for us. >> a pretty nice morning commute on our hands.
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>> welcome back. partly cloudy skies. a nice morning out there. we get rid of the fog and the drizzle. 64 in downtown. much cooler in the suburbs. i think it will turn out to be a nice day. we are watching a cold front, the mountains. today will be in the 70's. we will drop into the 50's this weekend. the storm will stock and give us the chance for some showers over the weekend. some rain has been developing
along this front. we have to keep a chance for a shower for a sprinkle or shower. most of the one not see that today. the clouds are thickening out. we should get to the morning commute without any rain. temperatures are much cooler this morning. 59 in columbia. 56 in parkton. a mixture of sun and clouds. 20% chance for a rain shower. most of you will have a dry day. a little breezy. the wind was shift to the northwest. partly cloudy tonight. temperatures drop back to the low 50's. the jet stream will dip down to the south of this weekend. cool air will drop in from the southern part of canada. we will see a couple of showers popping up. some hit and miss showers. if you have outdoor plans, just dress warm. 30% chance for a shower on
saturday and sunday. high temperatures in the 50's. that is a big change. gear where bottom geauturm over the weekend. game temperatures on sunday night will be in the 40's for the ravens. shine and temperatures in the 70's next week. 6:14. >> we have picked up a crash -- the report of a crash at eastern boulevard and white marsh boulevard. fire activity in nottingham. a crash in the city at 24th and howard. we have the report of a crash on the ramp from washington boulevard to the inner loop of the beltway. the rest of the major roadways are looking good. the 57 miles per hour on a 95 towards the beltway. a live look outside at the top
side of the beltway and harford road. the outer loop is increasing in volume. the inner loop is also looking good. this is 95 in the area of white marsh. southbound traffic looking good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. a change in command for the joint chiefs of staff. president obama will be on hand as animal michael mullen stepped down as the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. he will be replaced by general martin dempsey. this is the principal military adviser to the president. the term is normally for a period of two years. yemeni officials say they have killed the islamic cleric who has been linked to the army major accused of opening fire at fort hood and a nigerian attempting to blow up a plane on
christmas day. you have heard the secret shuffle. the quite the vip flying under the radar at a target. that is michelle obama. she spent about half an hour in the department store. was recognized when she was checking out. mrs. obama has lamented a missing out on a normal stuff like target runs. >> if use a bank of america debit card, be prepared to pay more for that convenience.
bank of america plans to start charging its customers a $5 monthly debit card phasfee. customers will not be charged if the use their card at an atm. fixed mortgage rates have fallen for a new low and are likely to fall even further. the average rate on 30 year fixed mortgage fell. there were at last at this low in 1951. averaged on a 15 year fixed mortgage dropped down to 3.2% this week. that is the lowest rate ever for that loan. blackberry playbook is feeling more heat in the tabloid wars. >> the release of the amazon
kindle fire adds to more competition. runs on google's and droid software. research in motion to nine reports they're halting production of its playbook -- research in the are notrting their halti halting production even though sales have been slow. investors are getting a key report on consumer spending. that makes up the biggest part of the overall economy in the u.s. the dow an esp for moving higher yesterday -- the dow and s&p were higher yesterday. there's a career fair scheduled
for today near b.w.i. airport at the doubletree hotel and hosted by a group called national career fields. york life insurance and best buy mobil are scheduled to be there. bring resonates and dress for success --bring resumes and dress for success. i'm jane king. >> people are coming up with excuses to stay home from work. the funniest excuses are on the website, wbaltv.com. clicked on slide shows -- click on slide shows. >> i need to rest for sunday's ravens game. >> the ravens are gearing up
for it prime time matchup against the jets. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. should the courts convict people for believing in the power of prayer, rather than providing medical care for their children, when it results in the death of the child? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to email@example.com. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. we have an accident -- a vehicle fire, a truck fire southbound 795. we're checking on that to see if any lanes are closed. we have some fire activity in nottingham. a report of a crash at eastern and white marsh boulevard. 24 and howard, trucking accidents. we have confirmed the crash on the ramp to the inner loop of the beltway. the outer loop on the west side looking at 12 minutes. six minutes on 95 southbound. 17 minutes between the 95's. we are looking good on the major roadways. you can see the outer loop starting to increase in volume. this is 95 in the area of white
marsh. we're moving just fine southbound. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. tony has a check of the forecast. >> a nice start on this friday morning. note low clouds or drizzle. look at the temperatures -- no low clouds or drizzle. 59 in catonsville. a mixture of sun and clouds. a 20% chance for a rain shower. high temperature in the low to mid 70's. things will change over the weekend. first here is keith mills. >> thank you. good morning. we begin with the jets and ravens, sunday night in primetime. it is prime time were the. mark sanchez.arc chance say
rex ryan returning to baltimore. terrell suggs and the ravens defense wants to prove that the ravens defense is still prime time. >> it is all personal. they once were here. there's some bad ground. we have tremendous respect for them and love. but we got a job to do. they are in the way of what we're trying to get. they see us as being and their way. they will do whatever it takes. >> injuries are still an issue. lee evans did not practice on thursday. jimmy smith will not play.
there is lee evans and there is david reed. jimmy smith will not play. kickoff at 8:20. the game will be on a wbal 11. broadcast team out in full force. major league baseball playoffs in full force. yankees and tigers play tonight. the red sox are out. red sox fans are losing their minds in it new england. the red sox collapse, the biggest collapse ever. no word on the future of the manager. i hope ravens fans give derrick mason a long and loud ovation sunday night. i think he deserves it.
>> just don't catch any balls. >> thank you. 56 degrees on tv hill. >> police investigating a string of molotov cocktail incidents. i'm jennifer franciotti. the story is next. >> the manslaughter trial of the physician of michael jackson continues. the final moments of the pop superstar's life. superstar's life.
>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. tony pann has a look of the forecast. cooler out this morning because the temperatures are in the 50's this morning. a big drop in the humidity. a mixture of sun and clouds. 20% chance for a sprinkle. most of you will have a nice day. high temperature of 74. we will come back and check the forecast for the upcoming weekend. >> police are looking into a
disturbing series of firebomb attacks with no apparent pattern. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more details on the story. >> police are investigating at least nine cases involving these homemade explosive devices. they're hoping somebody will come forward with information. >> it was 4:00 a.m. i heard a very loud smash, assumed it was a break-in. locked the door and called 911. >> latoya doesn't want us to show her face out of fear of retaliation. but she says she was shocked when police told her the noise that she heard wasn't an intruder but actually a molotov cocktail crashing against a kitchen window. >> i still didn't make the connection. i was like, why would a bottle against the house cause smoke? she told me it was gasoline in the bottle and they had litten it with the intention of -- you know, basically a homemade bomb. >> when she called me and i got up, i saw the smoke. the smoke was all upstairs, as
well. >> mavis is actually the homeowner. she said she is grateful to be alive. between these wooden beams in her kitchen and this gas stove, the flammable object would have torched her home instantly. >> the screen was what prevented it from coming through, the bottle itself, you know, which was -- it was a god thing. i mean, god blocked that thing. >> but mavis and latoya are not alone. since the middle of the month, police say eight other homes have had flammable bottles thrown into a first-floor window. the incidents are scattered all over the city. more than half have happened in the northwest corner. >> individuals are not being targeted. they appear at this point to be very, very random and very fortunately, there has been no significant property damage and no injuries. >> that is a good thing considering charges would be much worse if people are caught.
police did not have a good description but they're hoping to get them off the streets. anyone with information is asked to call baltimore city police. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a midshipmen will be expelled after being found guilty of raping a female colleague. patrick and man was convicted by the panel late yesterday -- patrick edmund. he claims the sex was consensual. he was cleared on the charge of sodomy. >> the state plans to take president obama on this offer to waive the label for its schools. some schools failed to meet progress last year. those of the standards for math and reading. many school systems and parents are complaining the lot does not look at the school's overall progress. >> i think there are too many
schools that are trying hard and they are doing everything they can possibly do and they are still not making that ayp. is a lofty goal for them to meet. >> they could leave the label providing they do not lower their standards. paying closer attention to have the discipline their students. there were taking too long to process individual expansions and expulsions. the board has not said whether any changes will be made to the policy. >> jurors heard more of the final moments of michael jackson's life during day 3 of the conrad murray trial. he denies the charges. we have the latest from the courthouse. >> after three days of testimony, jackson family members left surrounded by
supporting fans. meanwhile, compelling testimony from a key witness for the prosecution. >the security guard recalled in critical man inutes jackson's bedroom wall his parents' life. he said he was asked to call 911, but not before he was told to collect drug vials. >> he said move that bag and put that in the blue bag. >> the personal chef testified about that fateful day. >> it was a devastating day. >> she was preparing his lunch when dr. murray came running down in a hurry. >> "get help.
get security." >> she was also questioned about some paid interviews. >> were you paid for that interview? >> yes. >> how much? >> $1,000. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> we have some good news. the ramp has reopened. have a truck fire -- the report of a truck fire. we're checking on that for you. we have some of fire activity in nottingham. a crash in this city, at pulaski. the major roadways are looking good. four minutes on 95 northbound between the beltway down to the harbor tunnel. eight minutes on 895 down to the
harbor tunnel. we are looking good on the major roadways. it looks good from old court road. outer loop traffic is still moving. the inner loop is also looking good. this is 95 in the area of white marsh boulevard. the 83's are looking good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. we're awfully nice quiet start on this friday. a much cooler start. 58 at the airport. a mixture of sun and clouds. 20% chance for a shower. most of the will of dry weather -- most of you will have dry weather. not the best we can. it should be dry for the ravens game by game time temperatures
will be in the 40 's. >> 56 degrees on tv hill. this little dog has quite a story to tell after crisscrossing the country. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. should the courts convict people for believing in the power of prayer, rather than providing medical care for their children, when it results in the death of the child? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
popular with this committee but not so much with his wife after deputies issued here at a traffic ticket. no one is above the law, even his family. he approved a ticket for his wife who had double parked in front of a school. doesn't do much for staying at home. >> it still sends a message about myself, my family, the community, the department that we wanted to the right thing. >> where are you sleeping tonight? >> probably on the couch. >> this is not the first time his wife got a ticket. little dog soon be
reunited with his family 2,300 miles away. the dog had not been seen for two years when he ran outside during a thunderstorm. the family thought they would never see him again. another family took in a stray. he will be returning to california much faster this time. that is such a happy ending. these and microchip. >> still ahead, your answers to the water cooler question of the day. >> facebook following us all over the internet? lawmakers are calling for an investigation. >> we have reports of a vehicle
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>> welcome back. people posing as police officers have forced their way into somebody's home. the latest incident happened thursday morning when three men dressed in uniform burst to the door of a home on hilldale avenue. one of the people inside the home was shot in the face. police have not confirmed whether or not this latest
attack is connected to three other attacks. police on the road will be taking a tougher stance when it comes to distracted driving. even reading a text message while you're sitting at a traffic light will be illegal. the law does not apply to the use of gps or using a text messaging device to contact 911. the find will be up to $110 and carries three points -- the fine. a couple was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of their son after they failed to seek medical attention and instead relied on their religion and prayer to heal him. >> that brings us to your answer to our water cooler question of the day.
>> this morning we asked -- should the courts convict people for believing in the power of prayer, rather than providing medical care for their children, when it results in the death of the child? >> we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> facebook needs capitol hill in washington this morning. they want the federal trade commission to investigate how facebook tracks where you go on- line even after you log out. tracie potts has more. >> when you log out of facebook and visit any of nearly a million sites with a "like" button, that site sends a message to facebook that you
have been there. >> it's the equivalent of you closing your door or hanging up your phone, but a person is still there in your home, following you room to room, but you cannot see them. >> it is a little bit scary. >> i think that's really creepy. >> it is called frictionless sharing. lawmakers call it an invasion of privacy. democrat ed markey and republican joe barton are pushing a "do not track" kids bill in congress. in this letter, they are asking the federal trade commission to investiage facebook. the discovery comes as users adjust to other new changes. >> and it is not fair to have consumers in a position where they have to play catch-up every time the company decides it wants to change something. >> facebook users say they're surprised. >> that sounds awful. i didn't know they could do that. >> big brother is watching. >> facebook says the tracking is part of its security, to prevent someone else from logging in as you, that it's not logged or used to target advertising. facebook says it's fixed the
problem. but if you're concerned, you can delete your browsing history or just use a separate browser for facebook. from washginton, tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. we still have to report of a truck fire southbound on 795 between franklin and owings mills boulevard. we do have fire activity in nottingham. that has been going on all morning. some debris in the roadway on route 23 in harford county. we have reports of a crash was down at 50 and 97. the major roadways are looking pretty good around the city. 62 of the topside. 57 on 95 in the northeast corner. this is the northwest corner of the beltway at old court road.
you can see a delay from security to in edmondson. the delay is starting to pick up this morning. northeast corner of the beltway, very slow on the outer loop from harford to perring parkway. expect some delays. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. a decent start on this friday. no fog. watch the frontal boundary come out of the mountains. the temperatures will drop into the 50's on saturday and sunday. we will see some rain developing along that front. we have a 20% chance that a share will pass by. some cloud cover this morning. partly cloudy. it is dry in most areas. 58 at the airport. 59 in catonsville. a mixture of sun and clouds. 20% chance for a shower. most of you will have a pretty
nice day. high temperature around 74. it will be a little breezy. partly cloudy tonight. a slight chance for a shower in the picture appeared temperatures drop back into the upper 40's and low 50's. the temperature will not move much over the weekend. 50's both days. we have the chance for a rain shower both days. get ready for a big change in temperatures and dodging a couple of raindrops. sunday night for the ravens game, i do think it will be dry. dress appropriately. it will turn out better as we head into the beginning of next week. back to the news desk. >> a series of firebomb attacks on homes have police on the hunt for those responsible. jennifer franciotti joins us
live with more. good morning. >> police and arson investigators are working together on this case. at least nine homes have been hit. several have been in the northwest corner. police do not believed these individuals are being targeted. they say the victims seemed to be random. there have been no significant property damage and no injuries reported. police did not have a good description of the suspect. anyone with information should come forward. they are asking residents to keep an eye out on their property. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> we will come back and check the weather and traffic together before you head out to start your day.
>> we have a few things going on. delays are starting to form around the area. we have some fire activity that has been going on all morning in nottingham. the report as some debris in the road. for the south, reports of a crash was down 50 at 97. this is one of the delays. this is on the west side at old court road. this goes down to edmondson. this is the topside of the beltway. harford wrote on the outer loop all the way to perring parkway
is sluggish. >> in nice day on tap for today. >> we're starting out in the 50's. take a light jacket with you. we will make it up to 74. with a slight chance for a sprinkle. things will change this weekend. highs will stay in the 50's and we have a chance for a shower. it will not be a washout. the bigger headline is the change in the temperatures. it will be called on sunday night. >> join us next week when we debut in 11 news at 7:00 a.m. on wbal-plus. >> find more local news and more tony. comcast 408. do not worry -- the "today" show is not going anywhere beginning at 7:00 a.m. >> i am looking forward to your
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