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dinner in annapolis. >> willoughby picture-perfect preakness day or a forecast only a mother could love -- will it be a picture perfect preakness day? [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. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> video from captain roy. >> it is a beautiful morning. the sunrise is gorgeous. upper 40's and low 50's. maybe a light jacket to start today. 51 at the airport. we'll make it up to 76 this afternoon. it will be beautiful friday. go outside and play. first we say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. we had an accident wrapped up at
patapsco avenue and washington boulevard. that is now gone. we have some closures for preakness. rogers avenue and northern parkway will be closed until 9:00 p.m. on saturday. 61 on the north side towards the west side. 58 down towards baltimore national pike. one problem in the westminster area along route 97. word of a disabled vehicle. we update you on some of the cameras. this is 95 to and from the cecil county area. no construction and the southbound lanes. this is the j.f.x. at 41st street. moving well down towards the construction zone. we will keep you posted on delays. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> one state legislator is
taking aim at the governor's office demanding something be done about what he calls mobs of young people taking over baltimore. >> he says the mayor is doing nothing about it. jennifer franciotti has more on the story. >> good morning. delegate pat mcdonough says violent crime is out of control in baltimore city. citing evidence he says he has witnessed and has heard from retired city law enforcement, the violence has been going on for years and the mayor has done nothing to stop it. >> it is my opinion that the mayor is involved in a cover-up to try to downplay this and she has no clue as to how to deal with that. >> police are taking offense to the comments, pointing out the city is safer than it has been in quite some time. mcdonough disagrees.
he says the state police should be brought in to help out the city police. will have more coming up live at 6:30. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. >> closing arguments are scheduled in the trial of the man accused of murdering a glen burnie adventist. this happened back in 2006. one person was paid $1,000 to kill them. she had a theft of insurance reimbursement checks from her employer, the dentists. >> the i-team and the police department has -- leopold is accused of misusing his security detail to facilitate romantic encounters
and to run personal errands. >> and i-team investigation of a pill mill. the operators gave up prescriptions for oxycodone, raking in millions of dollars in the process. real treatment for pain was almost nonexistent. >> we're not going to talk about the case. i do not think it is a good idea. all the facts will be presented. >> one person is out of jail after posting bond. >> a surprise guest crashed dinner when a car came barreling through their yard. the car went airborne and flipped over before coming to rest in front of a home on chester avenue. one person was taken to the hospital.
>> it will be a working weekend for president obama as he welcomes the leaders of the most powerful nations to camp david. tara mergener joins us live with more details on the story. >> happy friday. this weekend includes a pair of high-stakes international summits. one is focused on the troubled world economy and the other on the war in afghanistan. global economic recovery will top the agenda at the g-8 summit at camp david, where president obama will address europe's debt crisis with world leaders. >> the united states has a significant stake in the outcome of the economic discussions in europe. the european union is the largest trading partner of the united states. >> the possibility greece will exit the 17-nation zone, the president is
expected to encourage stimulus measures like the ones he introduced in 2009 in hopes of jump-starting the u.s. economy. he will then head to chicago -- >> to pursue oil and all these other countries. >> where protesters are gathering. afghanistan tops the agenda, as the president meets with the heads of states of more than 62 countries. >> the next step is for a responsible end of this war, towards our achieving our goals in this effort in afghanistan. >> those goals include how to sustain afghan forces. >> the next steps in the transition project -- the transition to the end of 2014 and beyond. >> u.s. officials say it will cost about $4 billion a year to help support afghanistan. >> these are very important events.
what other two such distinct venues for these talks? one ion maryland and the other in chicago? >> this is a deliberate decision because the president wanted to have a more intimate setting for talks about the economy, so camp david would provide that. compare that to the city of chicago. chicago is already swarming with protesters. frederick county is making some preparations for possible fallout. >> tara mergener, thank you. >> the excitement is building as the clock winds down to tomorrow's running of the preakness day. flores our creed the delicate blanket of black tights susan's thelorists' are creating
delicate blanket of black eye susans. that easy to be a jockey -- not easy being a jacket. congratulations to pete gilbert . congratulations . that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what is your favorite part of preakness? the buildup, the infill party, or the race itself? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. wbal-tv.com is your press pass to the previous. it is all on wbaltv.com. click on preakness. >> 50 degrees on tv hill. >> the final moments of trayvon martin. >> some late breaking news out
>> welcome back. 6:11. another beautiful shot from skyteam 11. 50 degrees -- 60 degrees downtown. take the light jacket. we're watching an area of low pressure off to the south that is drifting to the carolinas. drifting very slowly to the north. we have high pressure in a blocking it from coming north. which one will win? i think the high pressure will whein. there are some rain showers that may catch up to us on sunday. high, thin clouds are streaking up ahead of that. we had a beautiful sunrise this morning. upper 40's and low 50's. 48 in taneytown. 51 at the airport. after the chilly start, but it will be nice.
mostly sunny skies. high temperature between 73 and 78. if you take the boat out, it should be nice. wave heights 1 foot or less. it will be cool early on saturday. 47 to 57. 47 in the suburbs. sunshine on preakness saturday. a few clouds in the afternoon. a 20% chance in the evening or tonight on saturday. i think it will be just fine during the day. high temperature in the mid 70's. we have a 30% chance for some rain on sunday. that is not the kind of rain to make you cancel your plans. there may be a couple of scattered showers. high temperatures will stay in the 70's until the end of the week. 6:13.
>> good morning. sky team 11 is up above the beltway right now at wilkens avenue as you make your approach to 95. things are building but no official delay. a smooth ride around the area. westminster, route 97, watch for a disabled vehicle. some closures in advance of prix is on rogers avenue at northern parkway appeared there will remain in effect until saturday at 9:00 p.m. 63 in the towson region. 66 miles per hour on southbound 95. moving well out of the white marsh area down towards the fort mchenry. the area bridges are checking out just fine. this is 83 from the parkton region. southbound traffic is building but a nice ride all the way down
to the beltway. on to the j.f.x., running smoothly towards 41st street and problem free at 29th street. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. jury deliberations are expected today in the john edwards trial. his attorneys argued the senator did not violate campaign finance laws. prosecutors say he illegally use money to keep an affair secret. hundreds of new evidence in the trayvon martin a murder investigation are now public. we're seeing trayvon martin in the convenience store and security video mall was before he was shot and killed by george zimmerman. we're seeing police photos that officers took of george zimmerman's head. george zimmerman is charged with
second-degree murder. authorities have arrested a suspect in two fatal highway shootings. james willie will be charged. police have not said why he has committed the murders. he's being held in jail in north mississippi. >> bwi thurgood marshall airport continues to pack them in, setting a new record. more than 4.9 million people pass through the gates in the first quarter of 2012. that is an increase of over 2.5%. officials are seeing a significant rise in cargo traffic as well. it seems increase bag fees have people traveling lighter. ..s. airlines' revenue fell
total number of passengers also dropped by 1.5%. hewlett-packard is expected to cut thousands of jobs. facebook is going public. mark's zuckerberg is taking it all in stride. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. the day is finally here. facebook shares on the open market under the ticker symbol fb. shares are priced at $30 apiece. the tuition of facebook is now more than $104 billion. that makes it the biggest company in the u.s. to go public. mark zuckerburg has gone a long way. he talked about going public. his focus on the social networking site that the began.
>> i tried to keep everything in my life extremely simple. >> modest words from someone who is become the 29th richest person on earth. not all of silicon valley is smiling. hewlett packard is considering slashing as many as 25,000 jobs as the company faces a falloff in demand for pcs and services as people shift towards more clout in computing. investors hoping we can break a losing streak. creased turmoil still lingering. the bloomberg maryland index falling hard on this is f losser under armour. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >>86:1
6:18. pete gilbert will have a preview of tomorrow's big race. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what is your favorite part of preakness? the buildup, the infield party, or the race itself? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, 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. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we're looking at a smooth ride around the area this friday morning. volume is picking up as you can see. captain roy flying over 95. that is normally what we see at this hour. things are starting to build at the split. other than that, we're doing well. one problem on 97 at old hanover road. we have a disabled vehicle at the intersection. police are on the scene. closures in advance of preakness. rogers at northern parkway. those closures will remain in effect until saturday night at
9:00 p.m. more volume in the outer loop at baltimore national pike. 295, problem free, 60 miles per hour traveling southbound. this is 83 at york road. southbound traffic is building out of the parkville region. a smooth ride down to the beltway. this is 95 and 32. no sign of any delays. a disabled tractor-trailer. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. so far so good. it is a chilly start. beautiful sunrise a few minutes ago. 41 in frederick. 50 in parkton. we will make it into the mid 70's this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. we will check the forecast for preakness we get in just a few minutes. here is keith mills, the man.
>> thank you. good morning. the orioles begin interleague play, making the short trip down to d.c. to play the national spirit the nationals are a half- game out of first place. the orioles are in first place in the american league east. the beat kansas city. there was a betting for brian matusz --there was a bad inning. this goes over the head of adam jones. he came back to winning home run. chris davis asks for time. he singles and escorts wilson betemit. 3-3. a brand new ball game. bases loaded. j.j. hardy cracks his bat, finds the seam. that bat died a hero.
the bullpen was rock solid. save number 14 for jim johnson. 25 wins for the orioles, tied with the dodgers. we're at the preakness. the preakness is set for tomorrow. pete gilbert joins us. a big day of racing. the black eyed susan stakes. they will go to post to more for the running of the previous . you won the crab derby. >> big day yesterday at lexington market to get the victory. i hope to defend that title at next year. today is the date to come out and enjoy pimlico. it is a gorgeous day.
as far as the preakness, i'll have another, the kentucky derby champion. the owner says the horse looks better than expected. bodemeister is a horse that doesn't have the most attractive at gallup. he is looked as good as he has. went the day well, a horse many thought could have won the kentucky derby. spot and his chances for the triple crown opportunity on saturday. >> i think he is actually gotten better since the derby. he just continues to impress us. he has a great attitude where
peoples energy on the track and you cannot drop the race horse any better than that. >> the weather has been perfect. here's how it will shape up tomorrow. our coverage begins at 1:00 p.m. full blown coverage beginning at 1:00 p.m. three and half hours of pre-race coverage. we're back at 7:00 p.m. to take it to the post-race recap of the preakness. pete gilbert, wbal-tv 11 news. >> let's hope i'll have another is not sleeping on northern parkway. bodemeister? >> i will go with bodemeister. >> i haven't decided yet. >> a wise wager indeed.
>> the latest in south baltimore. >> a maryland delegate has some tough words with the mayor and governor about violence in downtown baltimore. >> facebook going public this morning. i'm brian mooar in washington. that story is coming up. >> we're checking on your morning commute. we will update you on any we will update you on any problem spots to avoid as we
>> 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. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. it is perfect weather to ride your bicycle to work. >> it is a perfect day. we have a lot of sunshine right now. it is a little on the cool side. we will make it up to 76 this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. we'll come back in detail the forecast for preakness saturday.
>> a state legislator said there is a problem with mobs of young people taking over at downtown baltimore. >> this is something the delegate says he has witnessed firsthand. he says the mayor is not doing anything about it. >> delegate pat mcdonough is not pulling any punches. he says the mayor is not doing her job. >> when you have 100 youths fighting and battling and there's no police at all, you have a problem. >> according to pat mcdonough, violent crime is out of control in baltimore city. citing evidence he says he has witnessed and heard from retired city law enforcement, the violence has been going on for years and the mayor has done nothing to stop it. >> it is my opinion that the mayor is involved in a cover-up to try to downplay this and she
has no clue as to how to deal with it. >> police are taking offense, pointing out the city is safer than it has been in some time. >> we're working very hard to make baltimore a safer city and will continue to prove ourselves. >> the delegate suggested that the state police be brought in to assist baltimore officers. governor o'malley said to go to the inner harbor. >> i was down at the inner harbor and my wife and i were 100 feet away from an attack. maybe the governor should go to the inner harbor. >> juvenile crime is down 37% since 2009. the governor's office said that delegate mcdonough's stunt is not deserving of a response. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. >> thank you. police all looking for the gunmen responsible for a deadly shooting in southwest baltimore. somebody shot jeffery mcfadden
on wednesday afternoon. he later died at shock trauma. >> two baltimore men have been sentenced. there were both convicted of first-degree murder in the death of robert hemphil. he was found shot to death in a hotel on philadelphia road. the case went unsolved until 2010 when it did evidence led to the rest of the men. >> local people will be busy cleaning up sewage that backed up into their homes. the backup was caused by a blockage of a sewer line. the pipe issue has been fixed but officials say the responsibility is limited because of liability. >> we are responsible for pumping the water with the
equipment we have and we get that down to about an inch. then homeowners can call their insurance companies. >> many residents have filed claims for things that are ruined like furniture and clothing. >> facebook is friending wall street and making history. the social network is going public today in the third largest public stock offering in u.s. history. the company will be worth more than $100 billion. wrist considerable skepticism about whether facebook can live up to the hype. >> i need to do something substantial -- >> in the movie version of facebook, it became a million- dollar idea. but today, facebook's value is topping $100 billion, shares beginning at $38. the third biggest initial public
offering in u.s. history. facebook and the earliest investors are collecting $16 billion. but investors expect a lot in return. the social network has 900 million users. >> i'm on facebook on my ip ad, on my galaxy pad, my laptop, and on my smart phone all day. >> but what about advertising? >> i didn't click on the ads. so i don't see it as being profitable in the long run. >> investors are betting facebook will find a way. >> as an advertiser, i couldn't knock down the idea that these people know more about more people than anybody. it has to be worth something. >> facebook rewriting history again. facebook will be getting a $16 billion tax break. brian mooar, wbal-tv 11 news. >> pete gilbert must be sleepy
this morning. we just saw them at pimlico. he was out last night for a good cause, the brothers and big sisters. he was the emcee for a gala downtown and presented the art of caring award posthumously. they operate in all 50 states as well as 12 other nations around the world. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. shaping up to be a nice ride around the area. building volume. skyteam 11 is over the north side of the beltway. not a lot in the way of delays. things are starting to build on the west side as you travel in the outer loop. right now northbound 95 approaching 32, we have a
disabled tractor-trailer. we hava problem in westminster on eastbound route 97 at old hanover road. watch for delays because of a disabled vehicle in that intersection. closures in advance of previous at rogers. those delays between liberty and edmonton. this is old court road. looking good. no delays until you get to liberty road. this is traffic on the north side towards harford road. outer loop traffic is building just a bit but not bad at all. we will keep you posted. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. tony has a check of the forecast. >> things are pretty good right now. plenty of sunshine. 51 degrees at the airport. will make it up to 76 degrees on the mostly sunny skies.
a few clouds for preakness. into the late afternoon, a 20% chance for a shower most likely saturday night. some light showers and sprinkles on sunday. overall, a good forecast for preakness saturday. >> thank you. 6:38. a revolutionary way of listening to music. or on these sounds -- more on these sweet sounds. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. what is your favorite part of preakness? the buildup, the infield party, or the race itself? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> it may now seem special that this man ran a half arafat on wednesday until we add that he did while flying in a hot air balloon. a couple of complications to the run. he ran twice the distance because he had to take shorter strides on the treadmill. basket was tilted so did the running uphill. >> some people dream of a gold
ds.late recor >> can you eat the record? i will buy one. >> didn't michael jackson put out a record like that? "eat it." >> a good move by the way. a nice ride out there. we'll talk to you on any new problems. >> nice and quiet right now. things would change a little bit over the weekend. a beautiful shot from sky team 11. it is 51 at the airport. it is 51 at the airport. stay t
>> welcome back to 11 news today. 6:46. there was a huge drug bust in annapolis. police discovered the driver had a suspended license. his passenger had three bench warrants out for his arrest. drug residue was also found in a car. that is one a woman showed up saying she to get the keys to a la.ted in pmpa she got the keys but a dog found drugs in their car. closing arguments in the trial of a man accused of murdering a glen burnie dentists.
one woman pleaded guilty to murdering the doctor to cover up her theft of insurance reimbursement checks. more fallout in the investigation of john leopold. a corporal is now suspended accused of accessing a police data base to collect information about his political opponents. he is accused of misusing his security detail and to run personal errands. >> t to not hide when that threatens the next feet by nik wallenda, but corporate sponsorship. he walked over the inner harbor as the warm-up to the niagara falls walk. people want to wear a safety
harness and that is something he and his family has never had to do. >> the event would not happen if it weren't for the sponsors. we're doing our best to ease their fears. i understand that, your name is on this and if you lose your life you'll lose your reputation. we're working to get this problem is resolved. >> the buildup for this is just amazing. this is the seventh generation of the great wallendas also known as the flying wallendas. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. skyteam 11 looking at eight delay on the west side at liberty as you travel down towards edmondson. those delays falling into place.
there is a problem in harford county along singer road, an accident. we are tracking some closures in advance of preakness at rogers avenues at northern parkway until saturday at 9:00 p.m. northbound 95 approaching 32, we have a disabled tractor-trailer that is taking up the right lane. a disabled clearing eastbound old hanover road in westminster. an update on 795. southbound traffic at franklin is building. a delay is starting to form in that area. all of traffic at harford is also building in that area. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. a beautiful start on this friday morning. you might want to take a light jacket. this is the storm system that may affect the weekend.
it is drifting to the north to the carolinas. high pressure is blocking it from coming north. we think the high pressure is going to whin shebeens the weather -- which means the weather should be fine for preakness. 52 in columbia. 41 in frederick. you might want to take a light jacket. we will make it into the mid 70's this afternoon. mostly sunny skies. if you take the botha, wave heights around 1 foot. temperatures in the upper 60's -- if you take the boat out. a few clouds will drift in tomorrow. we have a 20% chance for a shower in the evening or overnight. high temperatures in the mid 70's on saturday. we have a 30% chance for rain on
sunday. 74 is the high temperature. some of those showers may linger into monday or tuesday of next week. will warm up. >> time now for a last look at one of our big stories. a maryland delegate demands something be done about youths in downtown baltimore. jennifer franciotti has more. >> delegate pat mcdonough says violent crime is out of control in baltimore city. citing evidence he says he has witnessed and has heard from retired city law enforcement, the violence has been going on for years and the mayor has done nothing to stop it. it wants the government to assign state police to help out the city police. >> what are the governor and
mayor saying about the comments? >> they are not commenting. they believe this is a publicity stunt that does not deserve comment. they are trading barbs about who needs to take a walk at the inner harbor at night. >> jennifer franciotti, thank you. >> 6:52. 50 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll take a last look at weather and traffic together before you head out to start your day.
>> time to get to your answers to our watercooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what is your favorite part of preakness? the buildup, the infield party, or the race itself? [laughter] [laughter] we will post more of your answers on the front page of our website, wbaltv.com. >> good point. >> pretty good on the roads. looking good. you can see it live picture from skyteam 11 with us this morning. this is 95 at 395, building in volume. we see delays on the west side
at singer road and glen rock drive in abington. rogers avenue is closed in advance of preakness. everything will reopen on the west side. those delays starting to fall into place. a disabled tractor-trailer in the right lane. this is 795 at franklin, and southbound traffic is building. a nice ride down towards always mills. in north side delight at harford. >> the weather is holding -- a north side delays at harford. >> we will make it up to 76 this afternoon. we start with some sunshine tomorrow. maybe some sprinkles saturday night. it will be just fine during the day. i'm looking for to hanging out with kegasus. >> it is like your twin brother
. i think you are kegasus. >> you have never seen us in the same location. >> if you're looking for more weather and traffic together, be sure to join us this morning for 11 news at 7:00 a.m. on wbal plus. >> there you'll find more local news as well as up-to-date traffic and weather information. you can find it on comcast channel 208, verizon fios 460, and 11-2. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> have a good one.