tv 11 News Today NBC September 19, 2012 6:00am-7:00am EDT
>> a fire here in northeast baltimore so intense that victims were jumping from windows. >> mitt romney is looking to reshape his controversial comments as president obama goes on the attack. >> the orioles work into the wee hour of the morning. highlights of the marathon that ended when most of you were asleep. >> the forecast as we continue. [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 am lisa robinson. >> i am stan stovall.
thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> anywhere from one to four inches of rain. there were not any tornadoes reported. power got knocked out in some areas. it will be a smooth morning commute. we don't expect any rain. in the 50's in the northwest suburbs. breezy and cooler today. high temperature around 74 degrees. we'll come back and check the forecast going into the weekend. >> good morning. the storm has passed. we have an accident on the east side of the beltway. watch for delays. not seeing any delays on 95. 65 miles per hour traveling down from the white marsh area. we will keep you posted when
those delays start to form. looking good on 70 in towards the beltway. five minutes on the beltway down towards the fort mchenry. 11 minutes on the outer loop west side. here's a quick, live look at traffic. an update at the key bridge. no sign of delays at the moment. this is 95 where we're starting to see volume in the southbound direction towards the 895 split. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we are following breaking news. a fire in northeast baltimore 7 cents people including a child -- seven people including a child. >> at least two of those victims are in serious condition.
we're in northeast baltimore. the fire broke out just before 4:00 a.m. this morning. thomas lives in one of those apartments and you look up to police pounding on your door this morning. >> yes, i did. i got out as quick as i could. the firefighters were fighting the fire. i have to give them credit. they do serious timor. they were doing their job. -- they do serious work. their team work is so good. i was watching them and i was amazed by how they work. >> you said they swarmed on their like batman. >> they are serious heroes. >> the said the fire was coming
from all three levels. >> yes. >> we know that two people in serious condition. thank you for talking with us. he wanted to talk about the brave work that the firefighters did this morning. there are seven victims. we walked to the scene of the fire which is about a half a block from here and down the road. i spoke with a young mother of a 3-year-old son and a 5 month old baby. she said she woke up smelling smoke and she looked in the hallway and saw the smoke and grabbed her children and she had to crawl out the bedroom window and jumped to safety. she got help the jumping to safety. she said her son was still asleep. she was holding him while he was
asleep trying to jump out of the bedroom window. another witness said he helped a woman and her boyfriend escape. the fire swept through all three floors of this apartment affecting as many as 12 apartments. no word if these victims are related to each other. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. >> very traumatic scene. police are searching for clues in the death of the researcher. somebody gone down peter marvit near his home. he was at his car and not from his home when he was shot in the head and torso. >> our hearts ache for his longtime partner and his daughter. we are very concerned and keep his family in our prayers. the society is, in many ways -- and any performing group will
tell you this -- it is like a family, so we have lost a very dear and important family member. >> we're told he was a research assistant professor at college park. he was most recently contracted analyst with clinicaltrials.gov. if you have information, call 1- 866-7-lockup. a suspect is behind bars charged with shooting a suspect on the campus of morgan state university. kelly ellerbee was picked up and charged with murder. he came to the campus and shot michael campbell. it is believed the shooting stemmed from a dispute over drugs. >> it was not a random encounter appeared the victim and suspect knew each other. >> campbell is still in the
hospital this morning. police are searching for clues in the shooting death of a woman near the old town mall. her body was found on tuesday night. anyone with information should call baltimore city police. >> the investigation continues into a hit-and-run accident in west baltimore. the man struck a woman and a man. this happened just after midnight on sunday. the impact was so strong it set the victims flying 50 feet. the woman remains in hospital with serious injuries. anyone with defamation should call the accident investigation unit. a man tried to commit suicide.
matthew long is in fair condition in all, where he overdose to on an undisclosed drug. police said he left a note saying he was sorry for what he did. >> a pasadena man accused of stabbing his wife has entered a plea agreement. he entered an alford plea for the murder of his wife. he became enraged when he learned his wife was about to leave him. he could face life in prison. police all looking for this man who they say performed lewd acts at an elementary school on town center boulevard. day care and sports activities
were still going on at the time. anyone with information are urged to call police and you see the number on your screen. >> officials did not have to rescue anyone that gets stuck driving through standing water. there were a number of accidents. >> mitt romney is doubling down on comments he made at a private fundraiser describing half of americans as obama supporters that are entitled to government help. president obama is weighing in
on the controversy. hopes toomney's team sharpen its message. president obama on david letterman's show responded to mitt romney's secretly taped comments that 47% of americans believe they are victims, dependent on government. >> my expectation is if you want to be president, you have to work for everybody and not just for some. >> the president's campaign attacking with this new web clip about romney's remarks. >> i just think it sends a bad message. >> some political observers think the romney video may mean trouble for the gop candidate's campaign. >> it's basically the wrong message and at just the wrong time. voters are starting to tune in now. >> but a romney staffer insists it is not the campaign that needs to get back on track. >> what matters to voters is whether or not we're going to have the answers that they need about how we're going to put the economy back on track. >> that is why both mitt romney
and paul ryan are reframing the conversation now as an economic debate, talking about how they make life better for low-income americans. here's romney on fox news channel. >> so many people have fallen into poverty that they're not paying taxes. they have to rely on government. the right course to help them is to have government helping people to get back to good jobs. >> it remains to be seen whether any of this will loosen up what has been a really tight race. a new poll shows both candidates are locked neck-and-neck along likely voters. hallie jackson, wbal-tv 11 news . >> 11 game in seattle turned into an all-night affair with an extra innings marathon that didn't end until 3:55 this morniong. the orioles stretched their
extra innings when streak to 14 games -- this morniong. ng. the orioles won 4-2 and are tied for first place with the yankees. >> 6:10. 61 degrees at the airport. which toys are expected to be hits. >> back to school for chicago students after a week-long strike ends. tradition or gender discrimination? a rhode island school district does away with father-daughter dances. why the change? we want to know what you think about it. >> quiet on the area roads. one accident on the east si
the front is now pushing off the delmarva coastline. some cloud cover is left behind. high pressure will take control for the next three or four days. the radar picking up some sprinkles down in southern maryland. most of that is not hitting the ground. nothing showing up on the radar. we can see cloud cover from the coast back into southern pennsylvania. it will take a couple of hours for that to clear out. temperature-wise, you can see how the temperatures fall off to the northwest of baltimore. oakland, 41. 43 in cleveland. that is the direction of the wind flow. 61 at the airport. 53 in taneytown. the four northwest suburbs love a tough time getting over 70
today. a mixture of clouds this morning. high temperatures between 70 and 75. sunrise at 6:52. it will be a beautiful sunrise if we can get the clouds to break up. it will be chilly tomorrow morning. make it up to 75 in the afternoon. another front comes in on saturday night. storms possible with a high near 78. turning cooler and dry on sunday and monday. 6:17. >> good morning. we have a few problems. let's get you up to date. number on 895, -- north on 895, word of a disabled vehicle. in a daunting, route 136, watch for an accident in harford
county -- in darlington. not seeing any delays as you get closer to the white marsh area. 53 on the west side outer loop as you approach frederick road. here's a quick, live look at traffic. this is the west side at baltimore national pike. outer loop traffic is heavier there. those delays stretch back to liberty. this is 95 south of the beltway. delays down towards the 895 split. here's a quick, live look at traffic. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> students in chicago and head back to class today after a new contract proposal was accepted. the city will now rate teachers on how well students scored on a standardized tests.
underperforming teachers can be laid off during the first year of the contract. the lower court to determine whether voters have easy access to photo i.d. cards, which are required by the new law. a rhode island school district has ended a tradition of father- daughter dances. the events can no longer be gender specific. the aclu sent letters to parents saying -- that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think eliminating gender- specific events like father- daughter dances are a step towards equality or political correctness gone awry? you can share your response at
wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. >> toys "r" us is out with their list of hot new toys. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. the competition is heating up in the video gaming industry. sony will sell a later version of the playstation 3 as it looks to win back customers. starting at 250 gigs. expect a price tag of $249. nintendo has unveiled a new wii console. toys "r" us are putting it on its fabulous 15 list of toys.
toys "r" us also picking the furbie. tablets are big for kids. a mixed close for stocks yesterday after fedex cut its profit forecast. the bloomberg maryland index falling on losses for jos. a. bank and omega healthcare. this morning we get housing starts for august which measures new home construction. the forecast it will rise to the highest level in four years. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> $55 for a furbie? you have to change your wish list. >> i will keep that in mind.
>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we start on northbound 895 at the harbor tunnel. word of a disabled vehicle. we have an accident wrapping up on the east side. in harford county, 136, we have an accident. 58 miles per hour on 95. here's a quick, live look at traffic. this is padonia at 83. moving without delay. this is 895 at the harbor tunnel, no delays. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. a nice quiet start after the storm last night. 66 in annapolis.
we'll start with the clouds and it will become mostly sunny this afternoon with ties between 70 and 75. we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend. here is keith mills. >> thank you. five hours and 44 minutes. that is how long it took the orioles to beat the seattle mariners in 18 innings. they have played some long ones. they get it done and are tied for first place with the yankees. down to the last two outs. chris davis keeps the game alive. 2-2 a goes to extra innings. they would play nine more innings. first and third in the 17th. lou ford hits a rocket. taylor teagarden pinch hitting.
nine hits have driven in runs and he does it again. 4-2, the orioles win. the birds are now tied with the yankees. 14 straight extra inning wins. how about matt wieters? ravens looking for another win against new england. both teams coming off tough losses. you cannot change history. ravens are 0-6 against new england. >> that will be different. i did not think we have had them here since 2007.
>> 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. i am stan stovall. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> tony pann has a check of today's forecast. >> good morning. it will be a nice quiet day today. no precipitation. it will be a breezy and cooler
as we head into the afternoon. or 74make it up to 73 today and the mostly sunny skies. clouds to start. >> breaking news at of northeast baltimore where an overnight apartment fire sense seven people to the hospital. >> jennifer franciotti has the very latest. >> the fire is now under control. it started just before 4:00 a.m. this morning in northeast baltimore. this is captain roman clark. >> we received a call. units arrived on the scene within minutes and found a garden style apartment with heavy smoke and fire showing. several people had jumped from the upper floors of the apartment with several people still trapped inside.
firefighters didn't outstanding job of rescuing those other individuals. >> we know seven injuries total. >> there have been seven people transported with one child. the child and one adult are in serious condition, possible life-threatening condition. the other members were medium to minor injuries. >> thank you so much. we heard from one of the fire victims who described escaping with her children. >> i ran and i was trying to get out the bedroom window and it was horrible. i was scared. i did know what to do. i got out. somebody help me. i got out of the window. >> neighborhood services is on
the scene. it is possible that there are four apartment to each floor. that means a total of 12 apartments could have been affected. parkside garden management is working to try to get them situated and make sure they have a place to stay. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. the maryland delegate could be facing criminal charges into a voting accident -- boating accident. police are expected to file charges at the end of october 1 don dwyer's boat collided with another boater. he admitted his blood alcohol limit was more than twice above the limit at the time of the crash. >> a sergeant died of a heart
attack he suffered while attending a funeral service for a fellow deputy. the funeral takes place at 11:00 a.m. in joppa. school officials are searching for their first head of school security. the position will be patterned after anne arundel county. the supervisor works alongside officers and the police and fire department. preparation is a key part of the security plan. >> we do drills several times during the year to make sure we're ready. anytime an emergency occurs it will not be like you drilled. at least in what to expect and you can deal with the emergencies that arise. >> crime is that a five-year low
in anne arundel county. >> jameel mcclain is teaming up with doctors to teach students and parents to recognize the impact of concussions. the campaign comes on the heels of a new state law that requires more training for coaches when it comes to a head injuries. >> we're asking the athlete to stop playing and tell the coach or the trainer or the team physician. want the ad towon the a air on various networks and the schools. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. on a fewkeeping tabs problems. on the outer loop east side, we have an accident still wrapping
up. we are seeing a bit of a delay in that area. 136 at harmony church road, watch for an accident. the rest of the major roadways continue to fare pretty well. 58 on 95 coming down from the northeast down towards the 895 split. tunnel traffic checking out ok. southbound traffic in the white marsh area on on 95 is still moving pretty well. by and starts to build closer to the 895 split. no significant delays north and southbound. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. tony has a check of the forecast. >> good morning. we have some cloud cover but no precipitation. low 50's in the northwest
suburbs. it will be a breezy and cooler than yesterday. we will start out with some cloud cover with high temperatures in the low to mid 70's. it will be chilly tomorrow morning. the next chance for rain will come in on saturday. >> 61 degrees at the airport. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. it has to do with father- daughter dances -- >> softball and things like that. >> you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
military institute this weekend and it has more than 300,000 hits on youtube. this is mindy basara practicing her own skills. she has the hands on hips and has a great rhythm. maybe if the photographer is dancing at the same time. you can watch the rest of the video on our website, wbaltv.com. >> it is going viral. 6:41. >> we will check the morning commute. >> good thing they do not have cameras in the restroom. it is the only quiet spot. i had to practice.
>> welcome back to 11 news today. 6:44. two police officers are recovering from injuries they sustained in an early morning accident. there was a call for a crash at key highway in locust point. investigation is underway. the officers sustained non-life- threatening injuries. a suspect is charged with shooting a man on the campus of morgan state university.
police picked up kelly ellerbee and charged him with attempted murder. he came to the campus and shot michael campbell who was on campus visiting his cousin. it is believe the shooting stemmed from a dispute over drugs. a hit-and-run accident in west baltimore. a man struck a woman and a man just after midnight on sunday on freemont avenue. the victims were sent 50 feet through the air. the woman remains in the hospital with serious injuries. anyone with information should call the accident investigation unit. >> mitt romney is falling behind president obama according to a new poll.
tracie potts has the latest on what that spells out for the campaign. >> here's what mitt romney was secretly recorded saying about the 47% of americans that do not pay taxes. >> believe they are entitled. a >> and with cameras in full view come here is what he said at a fund raiser last night. >> i believe the role of government is to help people that need help. >> he believes some people not paying taxes are not victims but wealthy americans who should pay. enoughou're doing well financially, you can pay a tax. >> president obama reacting.
>> if you want to be president, you have to work for everybody, not just some. >> i think in the context of what governor romney was saying is that we need to get people off of subsistence and that means job creation. >> romney raised $6.5 million on tuesday. mitt romney has support of a third of low income voters. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> here's a look at your morning commute. things are getting a little busier. northbound 295, word of an accident. some southbound delays in developing. watch for an accident. there's one on the outer loop prior to cove road in the
clearing stages. route 136 at harmony church road, watch for an accident wrapping up. this is 795 and delays down and that is creating delays on southbound 795. a live look at the white marsh area. southbound traffic is backed up out of white marsh. this is traffic on the beltway at harford road. we see brake lights in the outer loop at harford over towards perring parkway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> it was a rough night last night. we had some big thunderstorms. anywhere from one to five inches of rain. that front is now moving off the coast. a nice area of high pressure will take control over the next
couple of days. smooth sailing into the start of the weekend. it will be a dry morning commute for the entire state. the clouds are hanging on pretty tough. they extend into the northwest suburbs. the back age is moving east so we should have some sunshine this afternoon. 41 in oakland. 40's in western pennsylvania. the flow is coming from the northwest. 53 in taneytown. you might want to take a light jacket to start the day. breezy and cooler. a mixture of sun and clouds. sunrise in about two minutes. it will be a beautiful sunrise if you can see it through the breaks of the clouds. the seven-day forecast going into the weekend. nice weather on thursday and
friday. 75 tomorrow afternoon. the next front comes in on saturday with scattered thunderstorms. highs in the upper 60's and low 70's on sunday. >> we have been following breaking news. an overnight fire in an apartment building that sends seven people to the hospital. jennifer franciotti is live on the scene. >> two of the seven victims are listed in serious condition. this fire broke out just before 4:00 a.m. this morning at the parkside garden apartment complex. firefighters found heavy smoke and fire conditions coming from all three floors, possibly affecting as many as 12
apartment units. it was fully engulfed. people were jumping from windows. one mother had to crawl out of a bedroom window holding her son and baby. a heroic effort by firefighters. this was a tough one to tackle and it worked and press by the job done by firefighters. neighborhood services is on the scene. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. here is matt lauer with a look at what is coming up next on the "today" show. >> good morning. powerful storms bring strong winds to the east coast from georgia to massachusetts. al will tell us all we can expect today. concerns over rice products.
troubling levels of arsenic in those products. was jesus married? a harvard scholar claims cheeses refers to his wife in a text she translated. a first live interview since their arrival of her son duke as we get started on wednesday morning. >> 61 degrees at the airport. coming up, we'll look at your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> we'll take a last look at weather and traffic together before you head out to start anncr: a good job. it's the key to a good life.
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>> time to get to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think eliminating gender- specific events like father- daughter dances are a step towards equality or political correctness gone awry? >> layla makes an excellelnt nt point. >> we will post more answers on our website, wbaltv.com.
>> everybody rocking their orioles orange. >> orange wednesdays. >> northbound 295, a crash with delays. delays in place on 95 and the west side and on southbound 795. this is 95 in the white marsh area. this is 795. developing delays down towards the beltway. >> when a difference a day makes. >> it will turn mostly sunny this afternoon. it is in the 50's right now. 40's tomorrow morning. nice when the bank on thursday and friday. findme new stores you'll at 11 news at 7:00 p.m.
the latest on the apartment building fire that sent seven people to the hospital. >> another legal controversy and the latest traffic and weather updates 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. >> talk like a pirate.