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tv   News  ABC  December 21, 2011 5:30am-6:00am EST

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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning.
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welcome back to 11 news today. i am lisa robinson. >> i am mindy basara. it feels more like spring than winter. >> it is an unbelievable. temperatures are as warm as they should be in the afternoon hours. you can imagine how warm it will get into the day. we're seeing a better chance for rain. some showers are popping up west of the d.c. the wind is mostly calm. a better chance for rain towards noon. 56 around the noon hour. that is about 15 degrees above normal. it will last that way into the first day of winter tomorrow. >> we have a few more incidents. one of them on northbound harrisburg expressway. the report of an accident. we will bring you any
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developments. we have the report of a crash at nottingham. a confirmed accident, parked at saratoga -- park at saratoga. we're up to speed on the west side. nine minutes on 895 southbound. no problems. this is a live look at the harrisburg expressway near exit 24. moving just fine. same story just north of 40. very light volume. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. new details in that shooting that left one person dead. >> this happened on monday evening. police believe the death was not random. rob roblin is live with a closer look at the investigation. >> extra security has been put
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in place around the mall and that extra security was in place went 19-year-old rodney pridget was murdered. police are trying to reassure shoppers that this was not a random shooting. shoppers leaving at towson town center described hearing a string of rapid gunfire. >> five or six gunshots all at once. and then two or three more gunshots. >> 19-year-old rodney pridget lay dead. investigators say they are still piecing together a lot of details. they say that pridget was the intended target. >> we know now based on the investigation so far that this absolutely was not a random act of violence. this was absolutely not a robbery. >> according to police, pridget
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and the suspect were both inside the mall. police are not saying if they appeared to be arguing or in some kind of altercation on the tape. >> we are looking at technology that was deployed inside and required by county code on the outside. we're looking into all the circumstances that you would look into to try to understand what is to place. >> the victim spent most of this life welfare. his former attorney said pridget was on as a way to making progress in his life. police say they want shoppers to feel safe. >> we're always looking to make sure everything is ok. i hear there's always issues at the mall. i'm devastated.
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>> our shoppers are safe in baltimore county. we want our citizens to come out and feel safe with their family and their children. we're optimistic that we will clear this case. >> but so far no arrests have been made in this murder. rob roblin, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 8 university student appears in court since being charged with murdering a fellow student. a judge has said bail at $ 350,000. investigators say the murder happened last month. the woman claimed somebody else stabbed to mccoy. >> and historic homecoming at the airport.
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love one's welcomed home hundreds of u.s. troops returning from iraq. they arrived at third grand marshal as part of the last group of service members to return to the states after their deployment to iraq. >> we're excited to be here. >> volunteers also participated in the homecoming. the organization has welcomed some more welcomed150,000 servicemen and women. we'll introduce you to a woman believed to be the oldest american female veteran. she is inspiring other women looking for a fresh start. >> she was the star. nearly 102 years old.
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>> i think it is wonderful that they are being recognized. that is what i want to say. it is about time. >> many of the women are falling through the cracks. >> i was laid off almost two years ago. i am a vietnam era vet. >> goodwill has been helping these women find work. her son was one of the six members killed in a helicopter crash in afghanistan and she wears a button with this picture. >> she said if anything happens to me, do not warn me, because i loved what i do. i realize that they need voices. they are coming back by the
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droves, and we have to get them to work. >> representatives were here as potential employers. at one point, all the men were asked to leave so these women have the privacy to share stories that only other woman could understand. >> we invite you to honor a veteran in your life. you can share photos on our military u local page. >> 46 degrees on tv hill. we will have the latest in sports. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. should maryland abolished the death penalty? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> our accident in this city on saratoga street is cleared. an accident
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:41. 50 degrees outside. we're seeing 40's basically across the state. a better chance for rain. temperatures in the mid 40's to near 50 degrees in this morning with a lot of clouds in the sky. a few showers making their way into montgomery county near dc. a better chance for rain for the bus stop. temperatures will be in the upper 50's. the seven-day forecast when we return.
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>> canadian researchers have won approval to test an aids vaccine. >> they used a dead virus instead of part of one. the vaccine is promising. doctors say the others have been tested but did not deliver positive results. >> it would be a coup if this reduces the rate of hiv transmission. we have only had a partial success and the whole world is trying to crack this problem. >> this is a very early. >> researchers have three critical trials and the first one begins next month. 46 degrees on tv hill. the man who led police on a chase is convicted. >> you cannot keep occupy
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baltimore down.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. would have the report of a crash northbound on the harrisburg expressway. we're checking on that for you. in nottingham, the report of a crash at bel air at chapel road. the major roadways, not seeing any delays. 59 on the j.f.x. heading south towards the city. 59 on 95 heading south. looking good all the way around. this is the harrisburg expressway north of the beltway. north and southbound moving just fine. this is 895 in the area of 40. both directions moving just fine
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with light volume. 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 delay on the marc trains. 511 running 10 minutes late. brunswick trains are on schedule. metro subway on time. a diversion at northern parkway. i'm kurt kronke. now back to ava marie. >> good morning. a better chance for rain as we head through this wednesday. you'll notice how warm the temperatures are right now. the warm air coming in from the south. there are some showers showing up. this looks more menacing than it is. most of these showers are like in nature. we have some showers building back near frederick and these will be moving east throughout the day.
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a better chance for rain as the day progresses. a lot of clouds in place. we have a cold front that moved in yesterday and dropped the temperature in the northern part of the state. that cold front is slipping back as a warm front allows the warm air to push back in. the cold front will swing from the west and will increase our chance for rain and we will see cooler weather. people starting to travel for the holidays. no major delays at the airport. rain should slow things down to just a little bit. there could be a minor setbacks because of the what weather -- wet weather. they're still all the snow on the ground in the plains. seattle looks dry.
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a shot of rain in montana. we have the likelihood of rain in the forecast. 50 degrees at the inner harbor. 50 in ocean city. 40 in hagerstown. most of these temperatures are close to where we should be in the afternoon. we get even warmer, 15 degrees above normal this afternoon. mostly cloudy skies. showers are likely. as the day progresses, they become more likely. showers will end tonight. we dry out tomorrow. another chance for rain thursday night into friday morning. we will be back to where we should be temperature-wise. may 40's saturday and sunday. a storm system looks mostly to go to war south on christmas day. if there is any precipitation on
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sunday, it is most likely to be reain. >> a man who led police on a chase through parts of maryland is convicted in a washington county court room. he led police up interstate 81 in a tractor-trailer of december of last year. a sentencing date has not been set. the owner of a liquor store it is sentenced. the man will spend three years and 10 months in prison. he pleaded guilty in june. prosecutors say he bribed a police officer to help pump smuggle products and gave money to johnson in exchange for permits and favorable legislation. johnson was sentenced this month
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to more than seven months in prison. the prosecution in the case against bradley manning wraps up. he's accused of passing massive amounts of data to wikileaks. it will be argued he never should have access to that material. the hearing will determine whether manning should be court- martialed. >> the latest location is a freckle station post office in southwest baltimore for occupy baltimore. earlier this month, they were evicted from their encampment in downtown mckeldin square. 5:50. 46 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll look at one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> back to work for the ravens. they need to beat the cleveland browns. that help keep the ravens home field hopes in tact and a position as a bye team in perfect situation. the last time the ravens faced the browns, ray rice ran for over 200 yards. the ravens are trying to go 8-0 at home. on the road, the ravens have a losing record this year, 3-4. you have to take care of christmas and cleveland. >> i think the fact that we have not won as many games on the road is disappointing.
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we've been traditionally pretty good on the road. that is something we have to look at and we will. >> we will look at how the playoffs stacked up at the moment. right now new england has the top seed and two easy games remaining for the patriots. you have to think the patriots will win out. the ravens would have a bye if they win out. fall by pittsburgh and the jets as the wild card -- followed by pittsburgh and the jets. the bengals will be a unmotivated opponent with the ravens of face them on january 1 in cincinnati. i am at gerry sandusky. >> it tt reported that governor o'malley discuss the possibility of ending funding for prosecutions -- executions.
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a spokesperson said that is unlikely that mr. o'malley will go through with that idea. the word two lawmakers and it death penalty opponent. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- should maryland abolished the death penalty? >> keep sending as those responses. we will read more of your responses in the next hour and post all of them on the front page of our website, >> coming up, step aside, occupy baltimore. >> gop presidential hopefuls stumping hard days before the first primary contest. the latest on the campaign trail. >> how the community college of baltimore county is helping
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residents to learn a job skill. >> a few showers popping up on the radar. will the time of the rain -- we will time out the rain. >> there is a crash northbound on the harrisburg expressway and will check for delays.
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>> congress leaves town for the holiday. i am kate amara in washington. >> the investigation continues in the murder of a man outside the towson town center. a live report is coming up. >> welcome to winter -- almost. how long before it feels like


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