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[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. irregulars summer day today -- a regular summer day today/ >> let slip that the current conditions. 72 degrees at the airport. a mixture of sun and clouds. about a 20% chance for a thunderstorm. the best chance will be south of baltimore. high temperature around 88
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degrees. we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend. >> good morning. we are tracking closures in the city. light street is closed between baltimore and lombard. because of the water main repairs. monument street, continued closures over towards patterson park because of the sinkhole. the j.f.x. looks pretty good. southbound 95 down towards the beltway, 65 miles per hour coming down from the white marsh area. eight minutes to go south on 895 from the 95 merge down to the harbor tunnel tolls. here's a quick live look at traffic. looking good to and from the key bridge. this is 95 that the fort mchenry. southbound traffic is building. a quiet ride at the fort mchenry. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11.
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>> free tickets handed out by the hundreds to city officials. >> 11 news obtained correspondence detailing the free passes to show the arena. kim dacey is live this morning with the details. >> more than 300 pages of correspondence show the mayor and city council members attended a variety of shows a hearing at the 1st mariner arena for free. big-names name from concerts to sporting events to the circus. the mayor's office asked for five tickets for husband to attend a mma fight. scott gave tickets to city rec center is and school. we asked if he saw a problem in
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asking for an accepting free tickets for personal use. >> if the tickets are given to the mayor, that is not for me to say. it is a drop in the bucket when you talk about the amount of tickets to the first marriage that are given out. >> a spokesman for the mayor's office said the city provides hundreds of complimentary tickets to hard working employees, school students, community groups. the policy of giving out tickets to city officials has been in effect since 1988. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> two demonstrators are behind bars after police say they caused a disturbance at city hall. police say two people entered
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city hall demanding a meeting with the mayor. there were told such a meeting was not possible and with then arrested. nobody was hurt. >> a strange turn of events and with a police officer shooting a man. this unfolded yesterday morning. the officer learned that tavon williams had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a traffic charge. he told the officer that he needed to use the restroom and then he bolted from the building. >> he backed up and tried to run the officer over. the officer fired three rounds. >> williams was picked up and taken to hospital. he is now in serious but stable condition. the officer is on administrative duty this morning.
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fire officials are asking for some help to find two arson suspects. they entered the food lion in pasadena late last month and set off some kind of a firework. if you recognize the teenagers, it should call anne arundel county, fire investigators. parents are being targeted in a new anti bullying campaign in washington this week. >> hallie jackson is live with the details. what is the big message coming from the gathering? >> advocates want to make sure kids who see somebody getting
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bullied did not just stand by and watch. parents toimed at teach students to be more than just bystanders. there is a summit happening in washington, d.c. this is the same one that katie o'malley appeared at yesterday. talking about ways to help kids ullies.coming be there are a couple of recommendations. tell an adult if you see something. if you see someone being bullied, refused to be an audience. you can also find some recommendations on line. >> hallie jackson, thank you.
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a local organizer is thinking about putting in a bid for the 2024 summer games. the president of the was the baltimore and 2012 regional coalition has had informal discussions about holding the olympics in our region. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. which like to see the baltimore- washington area hosts the 2024 summer olympics? you can share your response on, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to 71 degrees on tv hill. the success of curiosity. what is next for the space rover? >> new details about the shooter in wisconsin. >> this is the beltway at
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>> welcome back. 5:10. partly cloudy skies. we did not expect any trouble for the morning commute today. as you get out the door, about a 20% chance for a thunderstorm later today. let's look at the current conditions outside the city. 74 in catonsville. a mixture of sun and clouds. into the afternoon, a 20% chance
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for a thunderstorm. the best chance will be south of baltimore. high temperature of 88 degrees. we'll come back and give you an update on the tropics. >> new details emerging about the man who carried out the mass shooting at a sikh temple in wisconsin. police say wade michael page was the lone gunman. he reportedly is a known skinhead. police have not determined a motive for sunday's attack. a plea deal could be on the way for the man accused in the tucson shooting. the possible deal would allow jared loughner to plead guilty in exchange for life in prison. court documents show if he
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proves mentally stable to understand the charges, the judge will consider the plea. >> a huge success. the rover curiosity landed almost exactly as it was supposed to. scientists celebrated like overjoyed parents. now the rover will begin its real mission. fascinating. >> they did their first backflip. 5:12. gas prices are on the rise again. >> scam alert about on-line listings. >> we are
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. not bad in terms of delays. we have some closures to remind you of. light street is closed between baltimore and lombard. be careful. 62 traveling southbound on 95 from white marsh. continuing to move well at the fort mchenry and the harbor tunnel. speeds on average 46 miles per hour traveling southbound down to the approach of 100 on 295. this is the east side of the
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beltway. looking good to and from the key bridge. this is 95 at the fort mchenry. southbound traffic and a nice start on your area roads. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> good morning. we have a few bus diversions. the seven, 10, 35 are diverting around pratt street and sharp. diversions around light st. and lombard. diversions at monument street and patterson park. metro subway on time. brunswick 870 running 10 to 20 minutes late. i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> thank you. we will start down in the tropics. this is a tropical storm ernesto with sustained winds of
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up 65 miles per hour. it will likely become a hurricane today. it is about 300 miles east of belize. probably south of cancun sometime tomorrow. continuing to track across the southern part of the gulf of mexico. it looks like it will stay south of the texas coast line. they could use the rain down at the southern plains. maybe it will turn the corner to the much needed drought-stricken areas. it will make landfall south of once it comes out over the water. here home, 71 in cockeysville. we had a front go through yesterday. take a look at the dew points.
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the dew points in southern maryland are in the low 70's. 62 in parkton. the boundary is still in the area so we have a slight chance for a thunderstorm in the area. if there's any thunderstorm activity, it will be itself of baltimore. so the forecast, a mixture of sun and clouds. high temperature between 85 and 90 degrees. should be pretty quiet if you take the boat out today. the seven-day forecast -- another quiet day tomorrow. 20% chance for a thunderstorm. on thursday. a strong cold front will go through on friday. a high near 88. temperatures dipping back into the mid 80's for the weekend.
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>> you probably noticed it is costing you more to fill up your gas tank. the national average has gone up 13 cents in the last week. prices have spike 10 cents in the past week here in maryland. gas prices do not usually go up in august. the consumer federation of america is warning to be aware of home-improvement scams. you should get a written contract with a firm payment schedule and completion date. if you're searching for a home to rent, the internet is a great place to look. see how rental listings are being hijacked to trick renters out of thousands of dollars.
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barry simms has a preview. >> because of her growing family, a woman needed to find more space. she thought she found the perfect space when she saw a website ad. it seemed like a fantastic find in annapolis. the rental price was intriguing. >> it is only $1,100 a month. she >> it was ready to put down a $1,000 deposit when she found out the ad was a scam. she has been a licensed real- estate agents in maryland for years. ad caused allate ake kinds of problems. i'm barry simms. >> you can see the investigation
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tonight after the olympics. >> iphone prices are getting cheaper at sprint. jane king has the bloomberg business report. good morning. >> good morning. caesars mayor just won a license. the financial picture is not looking too rosy. their loss was double what analysts expected. the maryland live! casino reports pay more than $23 million in gaming taxes to the state of maryland. we have futures this morning a little bit higher. we're waiting on quarterly results from cvs and walt disney. stocks are building on friday's
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rally. the s&p is sitting at a three month high. prices for gasoline are $3.57 and that is up a dime. crude prices have been surging. spread just drop the price of the iphone 4s to about $150. that is $50 cheaper than what at&t and verizon wireless are charging. the newest iphone hits the market's next month. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> amazon looking to cut college kids a break. >> they are upgrading their rental programs for those who like the paper textbooks.
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united wants you to use your frequent file miles for music and movies. >> thank you. >> 5:22. maryland casinos hit the jackpot overall in july. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. would you like to see the baltimore-washington area host the 2024 summer olympics? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
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>> all bases when it comes to -- all aces when it comes to
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revenue at maryland casinos. $8 million bump from june numbers. >> the first casino is scaling back citing a decline in revenue in the past years. hollywood casino wants to return 400-500 slot machines to the state because of competition from other casinos in this state. right size ofg to the property and perhaps save us some money and maintenance fees and save the state in some of those fees. >> a new restaurant is set to open at the casino later this month. 5:26.
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>> highlights from your favorite olympic events and a live report from london. >> hundreds of free tickets were given to city officials from the 1st mariner arena. >> the weather will stay pretty quiet for the next couple of days. >> still pretty quiet on the area roads. we are checking for
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>> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> 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. your typical summer day and in
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baltimore today. >> no big heat wave. upper 80's. just a few clouds around baltimore. 72 at the airport. the dew points have come down a little bit from yesterday. 88 this afternoon. 20% chance for a thunderstorm across the southern shore counties. i'll give you an update on ernesto, which is turning into a powerful tropical storm. >> most of the major roadways are very pretty well. word of a possible problem on southbound 95 near 100 in howard county. light street is closed between baltimore and lombard. monument street over towards the patterson park. 61 and southbound 95 down towards the 895 split and
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beyond. southbound 83, 64 miles per hour. moving well down to the beltway. 795 checks out just fine. this is 95 at mountain road. so far moving without delay although the volume is starting to build as you get closer to the white marsh area. this is 795 at owings mills. problem free. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we are now in day 11 of the london olympics and team usa remains in second place. >> brian hickey has this morning's all a bit highlights. >> it was a gold in the poll
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void and a near perfect performance on the vault in the gym. one gold medal for team usa on monday. a silver medal in the 400-meter hurdles. sanchez won the event four years ago. gabby douglas was in eighth. gabby douglas has a shot at gold on the beam today. a flyweight will not go home empty-handed. both advanced to medal bouts in boxing where they will each win at least bronze.
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the u.s. takes on japan for the gold medal. team usa advances to the medal round in basketball. >> everybody asking about the guy who threw the bottle on sunday night. >> up palin that bottle went on to the tract -- that bottle when to onto the track. he chose the wrong place to sit. the right person was sitting next to him, a judo star who popped him. we're not advocating vigilante justice. we will call it poetic justice. >> brian hickey, thank you.
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maryland olympics continued to star at the olympics. matthew centrowitz is attempting to become the first american to win a gold in the 1,500 meters since 1968. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. would you like to see the baltimore-washington area host the 2024 summer olympics? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> the mayor and other city officials have apparently received hundreds of free tickets to the 1st mariner arena. >> kim dacey joins us live with the details. good morning. >> the events range from big rencontres to sporting events and the circus. the mayor attended dozens of
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defense for free. you can expect to pay a premium to see certain shows at 1st mariner arena unless you're lucky enough to get on this list. 11 news obtained 300 pages of correspondence between the mayor's office and 1st mariner arena arranging for free tickets. in some cases, she attended with her family. her husband received five tickets to attend an mma fight. as the general manager about the policy of giving out free tickets. aey'll provide a city with number of free tickets. this is happened since 1988. the tickets are provided to the arena by the promoter. the mayor addressed her decision to take relatives in the skybox.
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>> i am sure you think there's a deep philosophy behind it but there's no guiding philosophy. >> a spokesman tells 11 news the city provides hundreds of complimentary tickets to hard- working employees, school students, elected officials, community groups, and charitable organizations. event tickets are not paid for with taxpayer funds. we spoke to councilman brandon scott who said the tickets he got he gave to neighborhoods and schools. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. >> 71 degrees on tv hill. are your kids up to date with their vaccines? >> a warning for anyone attending the maryland state fair.
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you could be in danger of the swine flu. >> an accident on 95 in the >> an accident on 95 in the southbound direction
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>> welcome back. 5:39. 78 degrees downtown. we don't expect any trouble for the morning commute. a slight chance for a thunderstorm this afternoon. los 70's outside the city. 72 at the airport -- low 70's outside the city. a mixture of sun and clouds. 20% chance we could see a thunderstorm this afternoon.
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the best chance would be south of baltimore. we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend. >> baltimore county health officials are urging parents to get their kids immunized before the upcoming school year. >> there will be several lock- some kids can get their vaccinations at no cost. all that is needed is the child past immunization records. the cdc is warning of a new swine flu outbreak. >> 29 cases have been reported. health experts are urging people to be extra diligent when it comes to adding livestock,
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especially pigs. much your hands thoroughly if you touch a pig. >> 71 degrees on tv hill. three dazzling pitching performances in a row by the orioles. >> keith mills will have highlights. >> i had to learn several words for my olympic adventure as i set sail and the harbor. >> tony says it will be typical summer day in baltimore.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. a few problems to get to.
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southbound 95 at 100, reports of a vehicle fire and a possible accident. speeds around 64. for the south on 97, moving well down towards 50. watch for an accident in the annapolis region. some other closures to report in the city. light street is closed between baltimore and lombard. and monument street at patterson park. the rest of the major roadways up to speak. this is 95 coming down from mountain road. all the way down to the vicinity, no problems to report. white marsh looking good. this is 795 coming down from owings mills. a smooth ride all the way down from the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. kurt kronke has a check on the
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buses and the trains. >> we have the dulaney of brunswick 810 running 10 minutes late. light rail and metro subway both on schedule. the 55 bus is operating with the delay. the 61 and 64 buses diverting in the downtown area around the water main repair around light street and lombard. a diversion around monument street and patterson park. >> good morning. we have some rain in the seven- day forecast. first we say good morning to ava marie. she has been doing olympic sports. yesterday she did track and field. >> good morning. i earn my sea legs. i'm from colorado. this was a new experience for
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me as i sailed in the harbor. >> we'll show you how to steer, how to use the main sheet, how to let out the tremayne. >> was any of that even english? what did i get myself into? it was my first time stepping on to my cell boat and hardly understood the directions. my instructor knew exactly what i was going through. she joined the training program just four years ago and now sales year-round. >> this is something i would do for the rest of my life. >> i set aside my fears and prepared to steer. >> it is opposite. left is right and right is left. it is pretty confusing at first. steer towards danger. if you're pushing towards it,
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you'll go away from it. pull away from where you want to go and go that way. >> steer towards danger? um, ok. got it. or a least i hope so, as we began to set sail. before i note, we were off. i was sailing. >> we want to go at an ankle and had some more in this direction. >> was there to help adjust the sails. the tighter the sales, the faster you go. listening the sales, slows down the boats. >> when in doubt, let it out. >> it was time to turn the boat. >> the front of the boat is crossing through the wind. if the wind is coming from
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here, it is crossing through the wind. >> as we began our turn, i feared the worst. >> far as you can go. as far as you can go. >> and she was right. >> and you've tacked. >> as i made my first successful turn. what a neat experience. i didn't capsize. the take some mention is steer towards danger. >> i like their motto -- when in doubt, jumped out. >> when in doubt, let it out. >> i like it better when you jump out. thank you, ava.
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we'll talk tour next half-hour. we will start down in the tropics. this is a tropical storm ernesto with sustained winds 65 miles per hour. here is the forecast track from the hurricane center. it to come on sure sometime tomorrow morning. the worst of it will stay south of cancun and emerge across the southern edge of the gulf of mexico. it looks like it will stay south of the texas coast. florence dissipated overnight. the baker back to life sometime over the next 24 hours. 69 degrees in randallstown. we had a friend go through over the past 24 hours but it stalled
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south of baltimore. the dew points south in the 70's. we have a slight chance for a thunderstorm in the forecast. there were a couple of storms trying to pop up a couple of hours ago. a mixture of sun and clouds. about a 20% chance for it thunderstorm. high temperature between 85 and 90. a typical baltimore summer day. the chance for rain will go up. 20% chance tomorrow. by thursday and friday, another front will get closer. a good chance for thunderstorms on friday. maybe some leftover showers on saturday. temperatures will drop into the mid 80's. the humidity will go down. typical summer weather. >> 5:50.
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olympics. china is on top. united states is one medal behind . great britain dropped from third to fourth. >> good morning. the orioles kicked off their 10 game homestand with a another win last night. the orioles pick up a game on the yankees and and out five and a half games out of first place. mark reynolds drove in the first run. nick markakis on to the flags port. just like that, the orioles are up 3-0. a nice catch by j.j. hardy. chris tillman wins his fifth
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game. the yankees lose to detroit. a half-game back in the wild card. the pay raise is here as we see j.j. hardy again -- the pennant race. no change in the status of bernard pierce. he is still sidelined with injuries. haloti ngata did practice for the first time yesterday. not sure how much you look like on thursday night. joe flacco likely to play most of the first quarter as well as most of the starters. more about execution then x's and o's. the terps jets play the bengals -- the new york jets play the bengals. check this out. could tackle than a brouhaha
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rupts. then he picks up and says, you're out of here. let's restore order. never dull with rex ryan. >> i do that to stand some mornings when he gets a little cranky. >> thank you. track and field competition will heat up. all a bit highlights coming up -- olympics highlights coming up. some spectators are getting a view of enjoying the games for free. >> the weather is pretty quiet
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but the chance for rain will increase by the end of the wheat. >> starting to see some delays on the b-w parkway and an accident on 95 in howard county.
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>> city officials got hundreds of tickets to events at the 1st mariner arena. >>


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