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our reporter was first at the scene and filed this report. >> all of a sudden, i felt a big bang, and i heard screaming from the hallways. i opened my eyes, and the curtain was in flames. >> she was one of six people inside the house when it caught fire after 2:00 a.m. she and her girlfriend had to break out a window on the the second floor just to get onto the roof. >> i was so scared of jumping. i was on the phone with 911 as it was happening. i heard the door starting to crack, so i had to jump. as i was jumping, i was being burned. my hair singed. my arm this change. >> i heard a metal bending. >> this 10-year-old was
terrified. he was able to get out, along with his mother and grandfather. his grandmother was trapped in the attic and had to jump to safety. >> when she landed on the deck, i had to run past her. she said, "help. help." >> the grandmother was taken to a hospital to be treated for a leg injuries. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >> six pets inside died in the fire. in at no. baltimore, wbal-tv 11 news. >> meanwhile, people are recovering after a pair of late night shootings. this took place last night near 10th street and brooklyn. one was shot in the stomach and
the other in of the pelvis. two people are in the hospital in serious condition, expected to survive. about two hours later, police work called -- police were called to respond to a double homicide. homicide detectives are handling the case. no arrests have been made in either case. a woman remains in jail this and noon accused of beating to death her own anunt. she beat the auto theft devices known as the club to beat her want to death -- her aunt to death. >> it appears that the victim was struck repeatedly with the club device.
>> police still have no motive in in the case. for the second time, the baltimore ravens assistant coach faces charges of driving under the influence. he was pulled over saturday morning around 1:00 a.m. he is charged with the seven motor vehicle violations including driving under the influence. he is expected to plead not guilty. he was acquitted last month of driving under the influence and negligent driving. meanwhile, a man has ben and found guilty of murder in a murder for hire scheme involving his uncle. the jury returned the verdict after just two hours of deliberation. a woman planned the murder of her husband who was shot and killed in march in what was supposed to look like a gas station robbery. she paid two men and $9,000 to
carry out the crime. nine coalition service members are dead after their helicopter crashed in southern afghanistan. nato officials say the attack took place in a southern province. they said there were no reports of hostile fire. one coalition service member was injured in the crash and has been transported to a military center for treatment. the cause of the crash is under investigation. an arrest warrants are being issued against a washington state woman who lied about being attacked with acid. she threw the acid on her own pace and claimed she was attacked by someone else. she reportedly spent $1,500 generated by fund-raisers on dinner, travel and clothing. traffic on a busy highway came
to a near standstill as four of the five lanes were blocked by a plane. the pilot of the plane said he was having mechanical problems and could not reach of the local airport, so he landed the plane on interstate 85 during the heart of a rush-hour. no injuries were reported, but the plane did have some damage. today the department of transportation will hold a second national summit to intensify efforts to keep distracted drivers off the road. we have details. >> this woman died in a car crash when the driver of the tractor-trailer rig lost control causing a chain reaction. the truck driver was text messaging during the accident. >> everyone has as someone that they love and adore, and they
can be taken from you in a matter of seconds. >> distracted driving killed more than five belsen people last year and injured a half million others. -- 5000 people last year and injured a half-million others. the transportation secretary calls it an epidemic, talking on cell phones, writing, reading texts, or turning the pages of electronic reading devices behind the wheel. >> the way we got drunk drivers off the road is when police arrested them and threw them in jail. the reason 85% of people buckle up is because tickets have been written. that is where we want to be with distracted driving. >> in addition to tough penalties and greater awareness, safety advocates hope to change the culture in hopes of saving lives. >> a new study found distracted
driving fatalities increased from 10%-60%, while overall fatalities fell to their lowest levels since 1950. if you like the nbc show "the office," you will probably love and the new show "outsourced." we will have a preview. we will also answer your plant and gardening questions. you can e-mail them to us at wbaltv.com. but first, a sobering new record is out on alzheimer's. lawmakers are being asked to make the disease and national priority. >> we are wrapping up summer, but it feels like fall today. it is 70 degree
today is world alzheimer's and day. a new report shows that the u.s. is in massive denial about the impact of the disease is having and will have on our aging population. more than 35 million people around the world have some form of dementia, including alzheimer's. it will cost $604 billion worldwide this year. with millions of baby boomers at risk, the association is bringing in signatures to capitol hill today picking up lawmakers to make all climbers a priority. >> we need a plan so that we can see the changes occur for people who would otherwise suffer from the disease in the years ahead. >> the report shows that it dementia were a country, it would be bigger than switzerland. if you have a gardening question, e-mail it to us. we will answer your questions in
that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really.
don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. >> welcome back. we are here to answer your gardening questions. >> with some of the nuys, cooler weather, some flowers are really coming into bloom. these plants are great for the next eight weeks or so with nice cool temperatures but not heavy freezes. >> it is nice to switch things over.
>> some of your plants are probably tired from the summer. july was pretty tough on my plans. >> here is the question. i have a purplish green clover. do you know what it is and how i can get rid of it? >> it is tough for herbicides to get onto. you may want to look for one that specifically says clover. in some cases, you can use something called a spreaders deck. when it hit the leaf, it spreads and sticks on the leaf better. >> so you have to look for that. i have several plants that have been outside all summer. i am bringing them in for the winter. what should i do to prevent bugs from coming in with them? >> i use an oil spray. it takes care of 90% + of any
bugs that might come in. it's not just the temperature, but the lack of light and humidity. keep an eye on them. you may have to give them a second hit around december or january. a lot of commentator type of things will take care of that. home-invader type of things will take care of that. >> i bought a plant but it did not bloom with the right flour. >> typically, day lilies bloomed in in june or july. i am not sure what that other flower was. >> it is nice to see you as always. if you have a question about your plans, you can e-mail id to us or posted on our page at
wbaltv.com. well.n mail it to us at whs >> today we have to say goodbye to summer. it has been a beautiful summer with a dry september. fall officially begins tomorrow at 11 and 9:00 a.m. it is the -- act 11:00 a.m. it is the autumnal equinoxe. tomorrow, the guy is going to move off shore and it looks like there is a minimal chance of showers and thunderstorms. in the meantime, a saver today. relish it if you can. is in -- it is and in the
mid-'60s. things will start to change tomorrow in a big way. it is like we are going to go back to summer. this afternoon, only 75 in the mountains of western maryland. abundant sunshine here in baltimore. blue skies are prevailing, 79 degrees and light wind. if you take a look at tomorrow, it will be significantly warmer. no problems on the bay. light winds with the waves are churning only up to 1 foot. 55 degrees is the average club tonight. this morning we were in the upper-forties. the chill is starting to enter the airport sure. the record low was set in 1962.
it is 63 downtown with clear skies, beautiful and quiet. tomorrow, the highs will move offshore. it will be bringing in some of the heat from the deep south. we are going to surge to at least the mid-80's. we could see temperatures by the end of the week even higher than that. we may even have eight scattered shower or storm in the late afternoon hour. tropical storm lisa is not too impressive yet, but has plenty of room to materialize. as we take a look at the first fall today, it will be about 85 degrees with a slight chance of a thunderstorm. thursday, 84 with a slight
chance of a thunderstorm. friday, 86 or 87. upper-70's by the weekend. >> a young manager deals with culture class in a personal way when he deals with a call center in india. the new nbc sitcom "outsourced" starts thursday night. the cast has joined us. you play the manager. tell us about the type of comedy is and what attracted you to this role. >> this comedy if it's been really well with the other shows on thursday night on nbc. i think what really sets us apart is that ours is a much more heartfelt and earnest approach. our characters -- it is the same office politics.
a lot of the comedy comes from that, but our characters love their jobs and are excited to come to work every day. it creates a more positive energy. >> it looks like a great show. how popular are you these days when you tell people you are playing the role of someone named "man meat?" >> it will be interesting to be walking down the street and have people call me that name. it is a great start. you will definitely remember him. we are shooting our seventh episode, so it is nice to get away from that. now we are exploring loads of different things with the character. for instance, me and todd form a really close relationship. we are almost best friends now.
we get to explore some great things. he teaches me about the dating and i teach him about indian culture. >> do not be ashamed of the man at meat thing. it is a good icebreaker. your character is a wallflower who finds her voice at work. how did you identify with that? >> there are a lot of different aspects to her that i can relate to. even though off-camera my friends and family are telling me that i cannot stop talking, there are parts of me that definitely have wanted to disappear into the wallpaper in certain situations. i think that is something that really got to me. i think there is something innocent and sweet and charming about her in her traditional values and the way that she speaks.
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