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london olympics. brian hickey will love it live report coming up -- will have a live report coming upper. >> we will be pushing the 90 plus again today. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> kind of a board forecast but we will take boring -- kind of a boring forecast. >> we typically in august do not see a big change in the forecast. we will lose an hour of daylight by the end of the month. you'll notice that.
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the temperatures stay in the upper 80's to around 90. not a lot is happening. partly cloudy skies at the airport, 73 degrees. 20% chance a for a thunderstorm. the best chance would be south of baltimore. most of you when not see any rain today. we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend. --most of you will not see any rain today. >> we start on 95. southbound on 95 near 100, word of a vehicle fire. it is off to the side. it is still impacting your ride. 97 looks pretty good down to 50. we have a disabled vehicle in annapolis. so far so good on most of the other major roadways.
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light street is closed between baltimore and lombard. that is because of water main break repair. then monument over towards patterson park. here's a quick live look at traffic. 295 picking up in volume southbound down towards 32. we switch over to 95 at 395 in great shape. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the trial is set to begin today for the university of maryland accused of threatening a campus rampage. he was arrested back in march after they say he posted messages online. he was taken to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation where he was ruled competent to stand trial. a hearing for a man who ran in
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and out of a movie theater cursing and saying he had a gun. this happened in annapolis last week. the bail hearing was delayed until today. free tickets handed out by the hundreds to city officials. >> free passes to shows at 1st mariner arena. kim dacey is live this morning with details. good morning. >> good morning. more than 300 pages of correspondence shows the mayor, members of her staff, and city council members attended a variety of shows here at the 1st mariner arena for free. the shows range from big-name concerts to sporting events to the circus. in some cases, the mayor attended with her family. on one occasion, the mayor's office asked for five vip tickets for her husband to attend an mma fight. other tickets went to city council members, including brandon scott.
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scott told us he gave the tickets he received to kids at city rec centers and schools. we asked if he sees a problem with politicians asking for and accepting free tickets for personal use. >> the tickets are given to the mayor, so that is not up for me to say who she takes and who she gives it to. it is a drop in the bucket when you talk about the amount of tickets to the 1st mariner 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, elected officials, youth leagues, community groups, and charitable organizations. tickets are not paid for with taxpayer funds. the general manager of the arena says the policy of giving out comp tickets to city officials and politicans has been in effect since 1988. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. a spokesman for the mayor's
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office -- i guess we're going to move on. the anne arundel county council is taking steps to redefine when somebody can be removed from office. john leopold was indicted for misusing his security detail. the county council has taken steps to clarify the lack of a law when someone is convicted. >> we never had that problem before. >> the county council approved two resolutions saying they would be removed if they received a conviction or failed to do the duties of their office. >> it is date 11 of the summer olympics and the united states
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remains in second place. >> tracie potts has the latest highlights. >> gabby douglas gets another chance to win a medal after coming in last on the uneven bars. >> i will take it like my final and hopefully it will go all right. >> her teammates are also back on the mat. if she can stick the dispatch, he can win his second medal of these games. three u.s. women qualified for the 100-middle hurdles. poll vaulting resumes on wednesday. >> to come out on top like that is --
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>> the boxer protested his loss and won. now he could be in contest for a medal. the undefeated women's basketball team takes on canada today. >> lafayette has upset the united states. >> two female beach volleyball teams may be headed to wait showdown. if they both win, they could face each other in the final game. >> maryland olympians continue to start at the olympic games. matthew centrowitz is attempting to win a medal in the 5,000 meter race since 1958. >> good luck to him.
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one local organizer is thinking about putting in a bid for a future games. there have been informal discussions about making a another run about holding the games in this region. 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 wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 6:08. 71 degrees on tv hill. massive smoke shoes from an oil refinery. wantsyland's first casino to downsize. >> file picking up and resulting in some delays on the b-w
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parkway -- volume picking upper. . >> i learned to set sail in the harbor.
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>> good morning. 78 degrees at the maryland science center. it is 8 humid start to the day downtown. we'll get to the forecast in just a bit. i'm continuing my olympic venture as i learned to sail on the inner harbor. wind is very important in being able to sail. you have to know where the wind is coming from. correctlyt just sail
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into the wind. it is an important skill to have. anybody who does sail has a good understanding of the weather. jeffrey can affect the wind as well -- geography can affect the wind as well. buildings can affect the wind direction. as you might imagine, this came in handy. so much of my degree has been spent learning about the wind and our changes with time. it was a pretty fun experience to learn how to sail. it was very fun. i do want to give the bay forecast for today. a great day to be sailing. southeast
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wednesday around 5 to 10 knots and the way fights around a foot . it should be pretty quiet out on the water. ail if you don'tl have enough wind. >> maybe a chop of two feet. what is the threshold in a boat that size? >> they talked about the wind. it depends on how brave you are . the 15 miles per hour wind if you take the kids out. >> next half-hour will get to see how you did. they put you in control of the boat and you sailed around the
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harbor. we will see that the next half- hour. thank you. we start down in the tropics. this is a tropical storm ernesto. it got a little bit stronger overnight. good banding features. it will probably become a hurricane over the next 12 hours. it does think it will, in short in the northern part of belize sometime tomorrow morning. the worst of it should stay south of cancun. it would be nice if some of that rain made it into the southern part of the united states. 73 at the airport. there is a front that stalled south of baltimore. the dew points in the 70's. up to the pennsylvania line, it feels very comfortable. south of baltimore, it still ill
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sticky -- it is still a little sticky. the best chance for a storm today would be south of baltimore. a mixture of sun and clouds. outside chance for a thunderstorm. high temperature between 85 and 90 degrees. highs in the upper 80's to around 90. a strong front will come through on friday. some of the storms on friday could be severe. maybe some leftover showers on saturday. we expect highs in the mid 80's. 6:16. >> good morning. let's check the area roads. we will see what is going on on the roads. southbound 95 is one problem area. a vehicle fire that has been put
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out and is off to the side. light street is closed between baltimore and lombard. closures remain in effect. sinkhole repairs along monument street at patterson park. the north side it checks out ok for the park filled region. 56 on the west side outer loop around baltimore national pike. starting to build in that area. southbound 295 down from 175 is getting a little sluggish. the break lights on outer loop west side at baltimore national pike where we're just trying to develop a delay. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we now know more about the man who carried out the latest mass shooting at a sikh temple in wisconsin.
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police say wade michael page was the lone gunman. he shot and killed six people including a police lieutenant, who was reportedly shot nine times. page was shot and killed by police. police are trying to determine a motive for sunday's attack. a man could strike a plea deal today which would allow jared loughner eric to plead guilty in exchange for life in prison. if he's able to understand the charges, the judge will consider accepting a plea. firefighters are battling a huge blaze at a california refinery. so far no injuries have been reported and note evacuations have been ordered. local firefighters and hazmat
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teams are assisting. no word on what sparked that fire. steel mill is up for sale today in new york. it will be auctioned off later this morning. they shut down the sparrows point blast furnace and notified officials about layoffs. hollywood casino wants to return between 400-500 slot machines to the state, citing declines in revenue. a new restaurant is set to open at the casino later this month. it is getting cheaper to close on a house. jane king has the bloomberg business report.
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>> good morning. united will be giving frequent flier members a chance to use miles to buy movies and music at its digital store. purchases can be played on your home computer or smart phone. some good news. margaret closing costs are down an average 7% over the past year. title insurance fell 12% in 2011. maryland ranks 35th on the most expensive states to close in the country. we're waiting on quarterly results from walt disney later today. stronger than expected earnings high.ive the s&p two weiha
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renting out textbooks is not entirely new for amazon parrot you can rent printed books for a fee. you have to comply you will return it in reasonable condition and you can keep the book for the entire semester. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 6:21. 71 degrees on tv hill. keith mills will have orioles highlights. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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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 watch for. some delays southbound 95 just prior to 100. light street is closed between baltimore and lombard. along with monument street over towards patterson park appeared the north side of the beltway is moving well from belair road towards the harrisburg expressway. south on 83, 61 miles per hour. here's a quick live look at traffic. 295 southbound, 175 down towards 32 is starting to be a little bit sluggish. delays now stretch back towards 70. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning.
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we don't expect any trouble for the morning commute. 73 at the airport. the dew point is 66. a mixture of sun and clouds. about a 20% chance for a thunderstorm. most of the one not see any rain today. high temperatures between 85 and 90. here is the man, keith mills. >> thank you. the man last night was chris tillman. the orioles and mariners continue their series tonight. the orioles beat seattle and it picked up a game on the yankees. not a lot of runs in this game. mark reynolds, rbi double. nick markakis, home run. 3-0.
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chris tillman and the bullpen made it stick. nice play by j.j. hardy. 3-1 the final. the orioles are 5 1/2 games out of first place. eighth number 33 and the birds are in the hunt. preseason game number 1 thursday night in atlanta. haloti ngata in pads for the first time yesterday. joe flacco figures to play much of the first quarter. ed dixon expects big things from the offense because joe is playing better than ever. >> karen off the playoff game, i'm excited for him to be my quarterback. keep him healthy and he can
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shred up any defense out there. >> hard to believe that preseason is already here. >> china remains on top of the count with 64 total medals. united states is one medal behind. rushing is in third -- russia is in third. third.
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>> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today.
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i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. >> we have partly cloudy skies today and no rain. the humidity will be a little bit lower than yesterday. 20% chance for a thunderstorm later this afternoon. most of you will not see any rain today. we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend. >> the mayor and other city officials have apparently received hundreds of free tickets advanced to 1st mariner arena. >> kim dacey is live downtown with the details. good morning. >> good morning. the events range from big-name concerts to sporting events and the circus. the mayor, her staff, and other council members attended dozens of them for free. you can expect to pay a premium to see certain shows at 1st
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mariner arena, unless you're lucky enough to get on this list. 11 news obtained over 300 pages of correspondence between the mayor's office and 1st mariner arena arranging for free tickets to dozens of events. in some cases, the mayor attended with her family. on one occasion, the mayor's office asked for five vip tickets for her husband to attend an mma fight. other tickets went to city council members. we asked the general manager of the arena about the policy of awarding free tickets to politicians. they'll provide a city with a small portion of comp tickets. this has been the process since 1988. the comp tickets are provided to the arena by the promoter. the mayor addressed her decision to take relatives in the skybox at m&t bank stadium back in february. >> i am sure you would like to think there's a deep philosophy behind it, but there's no guiding principle.
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>> 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. >> cha baltimore county health officials are urging parents to get their children immunized before the upcoming school year. >> was a walk-in -- there was a walk-in yesterday.
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children can get free immunizations. for more affirmation, go to our website, wbaltv.com. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> we're up to speeds on most of the major roadways. let's take a look at some of them, starting with 95. there was an earlier vehicle fire. southbound traffic is back to normal. 295, we're seeing some delays between 175 and 32. light street is closed between baltimore and lombard. monument street is shutdown at patterson park because of sinkhole repairs. running smoothly through the park fell region over towards the j.f.x. -- through the parkville region. here's a quick live look at traffic. southbound traffic, we're seeing
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some delays down towards 32 on 295. the j.f.x. at northern parkway, traffic looks pretty good. a. number problem, a disabled vehicle off to the shoulder. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we check in live with ava marie. ailing.doing some sell >> you have to have a good understanding of the win it. you are at the mercy of the wind when you're out on the water. hardlylight wind, you're moving at all. we are going to finish up the day by racing to make it similar to the olympics. we try to race in of the boat but the wind was so calm that we
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barely moved. we did not get to race. it showed how difficult the sport is because you are at the mercy of nature. i do want to get a check on the seven-day forecast. if you plan to go out on the water today, not too much wind. 80 degrees is the high temperature of this afternoon. 20% chance of a thunderstorm basically south of baltimore. a slight chance tomorrow. better chance by the end of the week. back to mindy and stan. >> 6:35. >> you never heard about the shortage of tickets in london. plenty of places to celebrate the games. people are still getting
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involved. >> we are still taking your answers 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 wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> it was a thriller for women's soccer yesterday between team usa and canada. candida was court three times and team usa responded with each oal. the header by alex morgan gave a team usa the win. >> more that 5 million people have attended olympic events so far. >> how folks are still sharing
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the olympic spirit without a ticket. >> it is the hottest ticket in town. if you don't have one of these, you can still cheer run at the olympic events. [cheering] thousands gathered to celebrate great britain's moment in the heptathlon. they won the 10,000 meter. a great time to share the moment at these olympics viewing sites spread across the city. >> it is fabulous. >> there are screens in pubs. >> we have the tv in front of us and a nice keg.
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>> the games are good for business where people are lined up out the door. in the station or the park, the games are about celebrating together. >> they had talent and speed. >> organizers have created an entire schedule of events outside the games. i'm brian hickey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> there you go. you watched the olympics with a keg. >> 6:41. still ahead, a look at the top stories. >> will update you on any problems or delays, coming up. >> now you know what they do on commercial breaks.
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we do have some rain in the seven-day forecast. partly cloudy skies. 73 at the airport. 73 at the airport.
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. 6;44. the trial is set to begin today for the student accused of threatening a shooting rampage. alexander song was arrested back in march. he was taken to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation. a veteran of the baltimore city police force is on administrative leave after shooting a man yesterday. police say tavon williams told the officer he had to use a
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restroom. williams was picked up later and taken to the hospital. 11 news obtained records between the mayor and employees at 1st mariner arena at arranging for a couple marry tickets for the mayor and other city employees. the mayor's office said event tickets are not paid for with general funds. they provide free tickets to the arena and has been doing so since 1988. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. not a lot is going on in way of delays. out towards the airport, you can see all the major roads are running smoothly. a nice start in the city even though there are closures on light street between baltimore and lombard streets. southbound 95 from the white
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marsh area, 57 miles per hour down towards the 895 split. here's a quick live look at traffic. this is providence road. you can see it is a little heavier as volume picks up. also getting heavy on the west side. east and westbound traffic looking pretty good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie joins us live and she is mastered the art of sel ailing. >> good morning. i managed to sell a sailboat -- and managed to sail a sailboat. steer,l show you how to how to use the main sheet, how to let out trimming.
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>> was any of that even english? what did i get myself into? it was my first time stepping on to my sailboat and i hardly understood the directions. >> that right there is called a teiller. >> 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, 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 at least i hope so, as we
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began to set sail. before i knew it, we were off. and what do you know? i was sailing. >> we want to go at an angle and head more in this direction. >> she was there to help adjust the sails. the tighter the sales, the faster you go. loosening the sails slows down the boat. >> when in doubt, let it out. ttos.is one of our mo >> it was time to turn the boat. >> the front of the boat is crossing through the wind. if the wind is coming from here, it is crossing through the wind. do. is what we're about to >> as we began our turn, i feared the worst. >> as far as you can go. push towards me. as far as you can go.
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>> and she was right. >> keep going. >> and you've tacked. >> as i made my first successful turn. what a neat experience. the wind was pretty light. i did not crash the boat and that was good news. when in doubt, let it out. >> not jump out. we were wondering why you had l and r tattooed on the back of your hand. >> that is a pretty good tattooed to get. >> thank you, ava. it was -- a vote was worker way through all of the olympic
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sports -- ava is working her way through all the olympic sports. tropical storm ernesto has lots of banding features. it will probably become a hurricane later this morning. here is the track from the hurricane center. if you get over 74 or 75 later today. make landfall as a category 1 hurricane and travel into the southern part of the gulf of mexico by the end of the week. it has been a severe drought in the southern plains and they could use some of that rain. it will be nice if some of that rain made it into the southern plains. 73 at the airport. 71 in cockeysville. we have a front that stalled across baltimore city. south of the boundary, the dew points are in the 70's and it
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feels very sticky. 62 in parkton. i have to put a 20% chance for a thunderstorm today. there is a cell in southern maryland. we'll say a 20% chance for a thunderstorm. the best chance south of town. high temperatures between 85 and 90 with a mixture of sun and clouds. same thing tomorrow. .pper 80's to around 90 good chance for thunderstorms on friday and some could be strong or severe. it should settle down over the weekend with high temperatures in the mid 80's. it should be smooth sailing today. >> thank you. here is savannah guthrie with a look at what is coming up next on the "today" show.
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>> good morning. coming up, will seem to team usa's latest medal winners. most decorated olympian -- is he going to do now? michael phelps will be with us live. the most affordable places to stay here in london. inside the olympic village when we get started on a tuesday morning. >> 6:52. coming up, we'll look at your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> plus, we'll take a last look at weather and traffic together before you head out to start your day. good morning! wow.
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>> time to get to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- would you like to see the baltimore-washington area host the 2024 summer olympics? i would be about 100 years old. >> most of you said no on our facebook page.
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>> but there were some positive answers. >> we will post all of your answers on our website, wbaltv.com. >> can you imagine the traffic? >> a little bit of a delay on the west side, 29 miles per hour beginning at security towards 4 0. not bad on the north side making your way towards providence. we're still looking at the summertime traffic pattern. but not for long. things will return to normal soon. light street is closed between baltimore and lombard. here's a quick live look at traffic. you can see things aren't pretty good shape. a little bit of volume near providence. this is 70, west of the beltway
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pickwick kind of overcast this morning. there are some thunderstorms in southern maryland. about a 20 disenchants for a thunderstorm this afternoon -- about a 20% chance for a thunderstorm this ever known. >> i will compete if they have them here. here i come. if you're looking for more weather and traffic together, be sure to join us this morning for -- you cannot imagine me any walking outfit/ ? >> you'll find more local news as well as up-to-date traffic and weather information. you can find it all on comcast channel 208, verizon fios 460, and 11-2. >> see you at 7:00 a.m.
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