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constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> are we in the clear? >> we're almost in the clear. is my microphone on? >> all right. that is not going to work. >> did not be shy. >> speak into the microphone. >> dumb and dumber. >> there we go. >> that reminds me of the movie i saw. [laughter] ?> let's do some weather
is my microphone on? 62 degrees at the airport. temperatures will make it up to 84 this afternoon. it will be a warm day. 30% chance for a shower or thunderstorm. >> here is sarah on traffic. >> you guys are like theguys ine side to then the north parkville region. over towards the west side, 59 miles per hour. traveling down on 295, 57 towards 175. 11 minutes on the outer loop northeast side.
towards the fort mchenry. this is a 50 at sandy point. we are problem free at the moment. we switch the j.f.x. and north avenue. still pretty quiet through the construction zone. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> halfway there. it is the turn of the house of delegates to sign off on the budget. >> jennifer franciotti has the story. >> yesterday the house is giving preliminary approval to a new state budget that was passed yesterday afternoon. this will increase the state income tax on individuals that make more than $100,000 a year and joint filers making more than $150,000. the budget package contains a phase-in.
of the cost of teacher pensions to local jurisdictions. >> they know we did our job. we have not spent enough money. we have not your raised enough money to support the spending. >> we need this bill to pass in order to protect the bond rating and to protecting services that the people in maryland value. >> the house convenes this point to continue the discussion before taking up a final vote in the budget package. if no changes are made, elements will go to the governor for his signature. >> demonstrators are urging the governor to consider a bill to extend gambling in prince george's county. the ability to offer table games. the governor is expected to look
into the sixth site later this week. >> the boy of estimates will take up the plan for the newest management group to take the wheel of the baltimore grand prix. the city has canceled the contracts of two previous management groups. >> baltimore county pain clinic has been ratided. neighbors complained about the out of state traffic coming in and out of the building. agents remove several loads of boxes. reveal the investigation that led up to that raid. two men tried to steal copper pipes at a hospital. police
found matthew blizzard as he exited the building. another man who hid for several hours in the attic. both men were search for asbestos and lead exposure. >> there were boarded up and we were told to stay away because they might contain asbestosis. those buildings are quite old. >> both men face a long list of criminal charges. >> a police officer is accused of sexual assortmeassault againa fellow officer. the female officer said she was working out with williams on their personal time when he engaged her in a foot massage. she said williams exposed himself. >> this is something we take
extremely seriously. the department does not tolerate misconduct from its officers. this officer was removed from his position as a fitness trainer and our training academy. >> williams has been charged with second-degree assault and is on administrative leave. a man will spend 25 years behind bars for shooting a police officer. he admitted to shooting the officer back in 2011. police say jordan filed a shot, hitting the officer in the leg. >> president obama is holding a rare meeting with top members from both parties.
it includes raising the debt ceiling and paying for with tax increases on the rich. >> president obama is issuing a to-do list for congress. one of the first orders of business -- raising the debt ceiling so the government can pay its bills. john boehner is already drawing up a hard line. >> i will insist on my simple principle of cuts and reforms greater than the debt limit increase. >> the bush-era tax cuts beltgo away. that is setting the stage for another showdown on capitol hill. >> the american people want us to get things done. >> the president said he wants
to do what republicans did not -- raising taxes on the rich. >> everybody needs to raise taxes so we didn't have to raise taxes on middle-class families. >> this of course is an election year. there's a big difference about talking about things and getting things done. >> brian mooar, wbal-tv 11 news. >> office depot is the before a few good men and women. >> a shocking crime in florida as a mother and shoots her children. >> one of the most powerful ways of communicating. we want to know if you agree. >> ava marie live at pimlico this morning were the horses are
pimlico. 67 degrees. it is a beautiful morning. i'm a live outside the stakes barn where a few of the horses will be racing. a local farm is passed to have a horse in the race as well. one local farm is open to bring a lasting impression and some energy back to maryland thoroughbred racing. sagamore farm has a history of producing racing champions. a famous horse won the preakness and belmont stakes. they're having three horses competing this weekend. humble and hungry will race in the dixie stakes.
tiger what will compete on the preakness stakes on saturday evening. we watched his daily work out. >> it is pretty tough. the horse is doing good. he came out of a nice effort and he is improving always. we're hoping for his best effort in the race. >> tiger walk is the first horse under kevin plank to compete in the preakness. >> we're building something special here and i think it pushes people up. >> their goal is to regulate compete for the triple crown. >> we are all long shots.
we hope he gets in and who knows, shocked the world. >> we do have a couple of the preakness horses behind us. more horses will be arriving this afternoon. we wish them all the best of luck this weekend. we're expecting some fog in the morning hours and partly cloudy to for the afternoon. there's a slight chance for showers. we have a storm system that could develop along the coast. it should be a pleasant day with mostly dry conditions. we could not ask for better weather than that. >> give me your impressions of pimlico. ?hat do you think
>> it is so exciting. i didn't realize the horses got up so early. people can take a tour of pimlico. >> things are pretty quiet compared to yesterday. there is no rain out there. just a few scattered clouds. the humidity is still high. it feels muggy. 63 in catonsville. 64 degrees in rising sun. we should make it into the 80's today. the same front is stalled around our neighborhood. as we go through the day, will probably see some showers or storms pop-up. all this will be driven offshore and we will wind up with some
nice weather for the next couple days. a mixture of sun and clouds. high temperature between 80 and 85 with a 30% chance for a shower. a beautiful stretch of weather coming up tomorrow and friday. overnight lows will dip into the 40's and 50's. there will be a storm stalled off the coast this weekend. we have a chance for some showers on preakness saturday and on sunday. it will be mostly okay with a high temperature in the low to mid 70's. 6:16. >> motorists deserve a break days.the last tuesdaytwo over towards the west side, 54 miles per hour. 60 on 95 down towards the beltway. further south, 295 looks pretty
good at the moment. up to speed on southbound 95 in howard county. this is a 50 at sandy point. moving very well. light volume into the toll plaza. this is traffic on 83 at north avenue. fiat is still light. no delays to report. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. -- volume is still light. >> a florida community is in shock after a woman kills her children and turns her gun on herself. neighbors report waiting up to the sound of gunfire appeared the children ranged in age from 12 to 17 years old. authorities did respond three times last month for various complaints. the campaign finance fraud trial of john edwards.
it is not clear if his daughter korea's former mistress will be called to testify. edwards is accused of funneling campaign funds to pay off hunter to keep their of their quiet. mitt romney did add two more states to his primary win column. mitt romney has virtually won the republican nomination. >> it seems wireless carriers are narrowing the gap when it comes to customer satisfaction. at&t, sprint nextel, t-mobile and verizon were within two 100-s of each other on a
point scale. att and t-mobile had scores of 69. 900 million people worldwide is credited with bringing the world closer together. as it prepares to go public, a large number of people are calling facebook a passing fad. 50% of americans feel that the site is popular now but will eventually go the way of myspace. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. . facebook -- fad or fixture? firstname.lastname@example.org. health-care costs are still on the rise. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> some bad news and the good
news about what you're paying for your health care. annual cost for the average family are still on the rise. it stands at over $20,000. that rate of increase is at its lowest it has been in 10 years. markets are still in free fall mode. there is a government turmoil in greece. the bloomberg maryland index did get a boost. results from the retail industry will be looked at by investors. we'll hear from staples and target. big lots supporting armed forces day. a special 10% discount this saturday. you have to show some kind of office depot will provide returning troops with job opportunities within the office depot.
sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. not bad as you start out. speeds around 59 on the north side. 33 on the west side. starting to see a sluggish spot at baltimore national pike. 61 as you travel south on 95 from the white marsh area. speeds around 65 on southbound 83 at shawan road. 63 on 70 east towards the beltway. this is on the traffic and still very light over towards the j.f.x. not tracking any delays on the beltway through town on the j.f.x. looking good at north avenue. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> you can tell that things are better this morning and then yesterday. no rain to contend with. there could be some popping up later on.
61 in parkton. 64 in rising sun. a mixture of sun and clouds. with a slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm. most of you will have a dry day. it will be warm. here is keith mills. >> thank you. good morning. the orioles rebound from a tough loss an. the orioles beat the yankees one night after playing a sloppy game. adam jones set the tone once again. off of cc sabathia. home run number 11. good column in "the sun" this morning. wei-yin chen was once again outstanding. he pitched seven good innings
and he gets the win. adam jones at third. this goes off the glove. 5-2, the orioles win. 23-14, nine games over .500. in kansas city tonight. before the game, the trainer for i'll have another throughout the first ball to camden yards. he is the horse to be tat at ths weekend's prix is. bodemeister arrives today. the post position draw is tonight. it can be another duel between i'll have another and bodemeister. big number 75 elected to the college hall of fame.
he is eligible for the pro football hall of fame this summer. he set the standard with his 12 years with the ravens. he went to ucla. one of three events inducted into the hall. >> congratulations. >> 65 degrees on tv hill. two employees out of a job. >> special session continues in annapolis today. details are next. >> memorial day weekend is just around the corner, below the price of gas keep people from hitting the roads? >> sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute.
welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. has the rain finally moved out? >> compared to yesterday, today will be a nice day. we have a 30% chance for a shower or thunderstorm. the odds are you'll have a dry morning commute. it will be a warm day. high temperature near 84. back to the news desk. >> a special session could end today. >> jennifer franciotti joins us to tell us what is next. >> good morning. the house is giving preliminary approval to a new state budge income tax on individuals that make more than $100,000 a year and joint filers that make $150,000. this is expected to generate
$247 million. supporters say this is about raising taxes. >> do you want good schools? >> the income-tax increase will impact 13.7% of maryland wage earners. those opposed say the state cannot tax its way into prosperity. others call the action a rubber- stamp. one said decisions have been made, and we're only here to confirm it. >> it is important to be straight with people. we don't want to make our communities less safe. >> we do not want to hurt education. we think there are other areas that we can reduce it to save our citizens their tax-paying dollars. >> the budget package has a quick hearing followed by an even faster vote. an amendment to allow local jurisdictions to opt out of shifting the cost of teacher pensions. >> do they want to be in the
defined benefit plan? >> if the house gives its approval, elements of the bill will go to the governor's office for his signature. we are told he would not be signing anything today. >> a teacher is charged with molesting a student. he's accused of having a sexual relationship with a student in 2011. he is a veteran of the school system that was put on administrative anleave. a couple faces federal charges of keeping aeenapersonal sex li. they have been charged with luring a 15-year-old to their home. both cases are set to go on trial next month. >> two umbc employees were using
their credit cards for personal reasons. the audit found the university failed to bill four students for tuition and fees. this prompted reaction from the student body. they got a free ride while other people are struggling to pay for tuition. >> they have taken steps to collect though tuition funds. >> 16th archbishop will be welcomed. the ceremony will take place at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. be sure to watch wbal plus and
wbaltv.com for live coverage. our broadcast will begin at 1:55 pm. >> we still have to get through memorial day weekend and all the summer travel first. that is around the corner. if you plan on hitting the road, be prepared. millions of other americans plan to drive to their destinations this year. tara mergener telesis will we can expect. >> good morning. there will be a half million more drivers on the road this memorial day weekend. some are making some adjustments. nearly 31 million drivers will brave the memorial day traffic to reach their destination, according to aaa. but this time, many are thinking harder about the trip based on the price of gas.
>> planning where we go. >> the economy -- you have to weigh that against everything. >> gas is expected to average eight cents more per gallon this summer. the economy is still shaky and household debt is high. many will travel anyway. >> for the 10 cents a gallon, i'll just keep doing what i do. >> it is unprecedented to see 150 miles that people are traveling. we think people will be staying closer to home. >> those who do stay home will be cutting down on food and entertainment spending to save cash. >> looking for ways to save money doing things like cruising and doing things with family and friends. american travelers will get creative this year. >> motorists are not the only ones feeling the pinch. air travel is expected to be down 5.5%.
in washington, ira tara mergener, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. it hasn't been all that bad. the roads are dry. a delay on the west side. we're down to 32 miles per hour beginning at security. 48 on southbound 95 down towards the beltway. 63 as he traveled south on 83 towards the beltway. problem free on 70 as you travel towards the beltway. an update on some of our cameras. inner loop traffic at greenspring building towards the j.f.x. on the j.f.x., a smooth ride into the construction zone. further south, volume starts to pick up. we will keep you posted.
that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie is joining us at the stakes barn. this is such a fun time. good morning. >> i have kegasus with me. how'd you prepare? >> i have a training regimen. my new trainer is getting me ready for the day, prepping the bands and what not. i have been following your forecasts for years now. i go with your indoors and before i set a hoof on the golf course. >> how does that work? >> i use two clubs at once. >> you are quite the golfer. >> i can predict with 100% and
see that maroon 5 will rock infield fast like it is never been rocked before. i'm also able to predict a little bit of what the weather will be like that day. that is your bailiwick. >> today it will be in the a.d.'s and muggy. clear skies until this afternoon. dry the next couple days. a slight chance for showers this weekend. if it does rain, will happen? >> the mudders will have the advantage if it rains. one other prediction for the day. mid 70's and a few clouds. wind out of the east southeast at about 5 miles per hour.
>> it is supposed to be cats that have nine lives. it was merely the curtains for this puppy after he was swept up by this hawk. he fell into the lap of a boy. his parents will let him keep the poppy. >> mother would knows no boundaries -- his parents will let him keep the puppy. she cleans the kittens. the mother is producing milk for the kids to feed on. that is incredible. they are doing just fine. >> 65 degrees on tv hill.
>> welcome back to 11 news today. 6:44. police have a new shooting on the books from overnight. officers were called to the 600 block of brisbane road. one of the victims was shot several times. the of the victim was shot once and remains in serious but stable condition. the state board of estimates will take up the plan to take the will of the baltimore grand prix -- will take the wheel.
there will organize the event on relatively short notice. contracts for two previous groups were canceled. police raid a pain clinic. we first discovered the group a few months ago after neighbors complained about the out of state traffic coming and going out of the building. pharmacies have stopped filling questionable prescriptions from the company. vote loads of boxes were removed from the offices. we will reveal the investigation that led to the raid -- not the race. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. let's get you up to date on some of the delays. 30 miles per hour on the west side outer loop.
that continues down towards edmondson. tapping the brakes at the beltway after you merge with the west side traffic. 43 on southbound 95. starting to get heavier. you can see some yellow around harford heading towards perring parkway. this is 83 at padonia. no sign of any significant delay. volume is building as you get closer to the beltway. this is 95 at 395. we're not seeing any delays in towards conaway. a pretty smooth ride. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie is joining us live from pimlico. you had kegasus last time. >> it should be interesting on saturday. i am live outside the stakes barn.
i understand there are three of the horses that are here right out in the barns. we have a big flight coming in later this afternoon were more horses will be coming in from louisville. it is pretty calm at the barns. only two laps to warm up and walking with the trainer. they only hit it hard every couple of weeks to condition for the race. there was a nice bubble bath for tiger walk. he will have to step it up to compete with the other horses.
they think this will give them the edge they need to start to train horses for the triple crown. that is the goal of the farm after it was established in 1925. you have a chance to tour pimlico the next couple days from 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. you can go to preakness.com for more information. we expect partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. a slight chance for showers. tell us about the storm that could develop this weekend. >> it is kind of tricky as to what will happen. it is majestic sight to watch these animals trained. they are beautiful.
i am not talking about kegasus. >> the duel with such ease -- they do it with such ease. >> it is still muggy out there. it will be better today than yesterday. 62 in columbia. 64 degrees in rising sun. we have a front that has stalled over the mid-atlantic region. we could see something pop up later today. only a 30% chance, as opposed to yesterday. a cold front will sweep everything off the coast. the weather will improve over the next seven days. today, a mixture of sun and clouds. 30% chance for a shower or
thunderstorm. high temperature between 80 and 85. shorts and t-shirts today. we drop the high temperatures into the low to mid 70's on thursday and friday. evening temperatures drop back into the 40's and 50's. into pre this weekend, we're watching a storm system that will develop off the coast -- into preakness weekend. we have a 30% chance for showers in the forecast for preakness saturday. that means there is a 70% chance it will not rain. if you're going to preakness, do not cancel anything. it will be on settled next week. a chance for some showers. maybe more showers early on monday and tuesday. >> thank you. 6;51. 65 degrees on tv hill.
>> time now for a last look at one of our big stories. the house of delegates turns to a new budget. jennifer franciotti is live in the newsroom with that story. >> the house is giving preliminary approval to a new state budget that was passed yesterday afternoon. this will increase the state income tax on individuals that make more than $100,000 a year and joint filers making more than $150,000.
the budget package contains a phase-in of the cost of teacher pensions to local jurisdictions. the house convenes at this point to continue the discussion before taking up a final vote in the budget package. >> if the house passes today, what happens next? >> balance of the bill will be sent to the governor's office for approval. we're told he's not expecting to sign anything today. >> time to get to your answers to our watercooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- facebook -- fad or fixture? >> deniece disagrees.
we will post more of your answers on the front page of our website, wbaltv.com. >> i never got around to starting my face. >> stan uses a hybrid. that is why you cannot find him. >> people of posting on facebook it is a fad. 28 on the west side. 32 of the north side as you travel over towards towson. some delays out of the owings mills area. this is padonia. southbound 83 looking good at the ballot. we switch over to traffic at 95 and 395. problem free getting into town. some delays in the white marsh area. >> a beautiful start to the morning. >> much better than yesterday.
today, a 30% chance for a shower or thunderstorm. we will make it up to 84 today. in the 70's for the next couple days. overnight lows in the 40's and 50's. a slight chance for rain for the preakness on saturday. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> have a good one.