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the british royal family feels the draft of its people as they drive through london. the story behind these amazing pictures. >> is there a wintry mix for us and the weekend? [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning. happy friday. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. i almost forgot my name. >> john has a look at the weather. >> we have some clouds. we're running roughly five degrees warmer, or less cold then yesterday morning at this time. the clouds are being generated by a weak weather disturbance. the clouds are trying to generate some flurries. if there was precipitation, it would be snow. d.c. indication of a flurry, nothing major on the -- we do
see an indication of a flurry, nothing major. in the mountains would be a better chance for some snow showers generated by this disturbance. anything around baltimore would not be detected. something bigger is coming along by the end of the weekend. we want to check out the traffic this morning and see what is happening there. >> good morning. quite a bit going on for this time on friday. we picked up a disabled vehicle on southbound 95 blocking the right lane. we have a serious situation on southbound to wonder 95 at annapolis road. police are on the scene. watch out for that. baltimore street is still closed downtown because of the fire earlier. it is closed between south and gay street. otherwise, perring parkway, the
report of a accident and putty hill. this is a live look outside at the west side of the beltway. the inner and outer lips are moving fine. this is the key bridge and it is looking good their projects the inner and outer loops are moving fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> new details around the rest of the local man. >> jennifer franciotti is live in the studio with more on that story. good morning. >> sources say his criminal history actually goes back to his teen years. at 16, martiniz was charged with armed robbery and assault for holding up a business in montgomery county. that ended up as probabion in juvenile court. in 2007, new charges of felony theft in the juvenile system, and 2008 brought adult charges, including a conviction for misdemeanor theft. martinez has been going by the name of muhammed hussain in the woodlawn apartment complex where his mother and siblings live. a woman identifying herself as
his mother told the ap that she's a devout american and is upset and embarrassed over her son's actions. but outrage is what neighbor jule williams is feeling. >> because we need to support our troops. they are somebody's husband, somebody's wife, somebody's son. >> federal charges could put martinez in prison for life. his next court appearance is scheduled for monday. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. >> thank you. a tense standoff overnight in carroll county has ended peacefully. taneytown police officers responded to a report of a man firing a gun outside his home outside red tulip court. the officers found themselves in the line of fire. >> they went to the back of the residence and were confronted by a man with a gun who yelled
profanities at them. he then fired in the direction of the officers. the officers retreated and reported multiple shots were being fired as they retreated. >> police were called in to assist in cordoning off the area. state police special tactic force was able to coax the man out. police say they will identify the suspect once charges have been filed. a maryland man who has been on the run since breaking out of jail was filed back behind bars. trevon johnson surrendered after nearly four-hour standoff. johnson fired on marshals who tracked him down to eight new jersey apartment. johnson was being held in maryland on drug possession. nobody was injured during the standoff. he is being held in the bergen county jail. >> special needs student is in grave condition after jumping
from a moving school bus. police say the bus had just left the villa marie school. the injured student was involved in a fight with another student on the bus. the boy ran to the back of the bus and jumped out. one person was killed and three others hospitalized in an accident in anne arundel county. this happened in glen bernie. edward gruber died at the scene. one of the three others injured is listed in serious condition in shock trauma. no official cause has been determined. police believe edward gruber may have been under the influence of drugs. >> bob ehrlich has broken his silence about the controversial robo-calls. he said the calls were done outside my purview. his campaign paid an operative
more than $100,000. those calls went out to democratic parts of the state informant voters to relax because governor o'malley had already won. but that was before the votes were counted. >> it is a house divided as angry democrats opposed president obama's tax cut compromise. tara mergener at joins us live with more on that. good morning. good morning. democrats are furious over the president's deal with the gop. we still may be getting those tax breaks. angry house democrats said "no, thanks" to president obama's tax deal with republicans. >> we know that america deserves a better deal. >> refusing to even bring the plan to the floor for a vote, unless tax relief for the wealthiest americans is nixed. >> in the form that it was negotiated, it is not
acceptable. >> but thursday night, the white house and key lawmakers cleared the way for swift action in the senate by agreeing to extend tax breaks for ethanol and other forms of alternative energy as part of the deal. >> the bipartisan framework that we've forged on taxes will not only protect working americans from seeing a major tax increase on january 1, it will provide businesses incentives to invest, grow, and hire. >> the president's plan, which includes keeping the lower tax rates in place for another two years, adds a 13-month extension of unemployment benefits and will cost an estimated $850 billion over the next decade. >> at the end of the day, we have to make sure we don't hit this economy with a really damaging tax increase. >> republicans say they are encouraged of the president's willingness to compromise. >> in order for us to solve these problems that we have, especially with divided government right now, we're going to have to work together.
>> a test vote is set in the senate on monday afternoon. live in washington, i'm tara mergener, wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. the debate goes on. >> with its bargaining between lawmakers, what is in this tax package? it is hard to keep track. >> it sure is. there's a lot of stuff in this plan. there is a bigger child tax credit. education tax credit, and a cut in the social security tax, which may mean more money in your paycheck. >> all right. tara mergener, thank you. >> the green light has been given for sales of baltimore's first core striving event. tickets will go on sale earlier than planned. it will range in price from $20 up to $800. city officials have dedicated $8
million for the labor day weekend race. eight $4.2 million project to improve streets along the race course is now underway. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. have the road improvements being made to the baltimore grand prix route affected your travels downtown? you can share your response on wbaltv.com and on our facebook page or you can send us an e- mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. >> for that much money, i wonder if you can ride in the car. 26 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> it was hardly the world treatment for prince charles as they were right in the middle of an angry mob. >> a spectacular fire consumes a house full of dangerous explosives. this fire was no accident. we'll explain. >> not as cold this morning.
still little less cold. it is trying to -- most of this is evaporate before it hits the ground. there are some flurries north of the city, along the pennsylvania line, harford county, cecil county, and out of west virginia and west of hagerstown, a better chance for some snow activity. we will have this threat during the day today of some kind of snow in the area. let's look it the slightly less cold temperatures this morning. 30 in annapolis. 22 and parkton. elkton, 21. saul's perry, 21. 22 at the boardwalk. westminster, 25. -- salzburg, 21. we're seeing fewer teams out there. -- salisbury, 21. we are five or six degrees less cold than yesterday. here is the disturbance moving
in. these brighter clouds you see. there are breaks in the clouds. the main part of this disturbance is still in west virginia and ohio and the mountains of virginia. this disturbs is running into this. and this will be deflected northward into the great lakes. we're at the bottom edge and at a great chance for snow or rain as this moves through. but the wind is helping to bring the temperatures up just a little bit. a much larger system off to the west is trying to put itself together. this will be an issue by the end of the weekend. today, a very small chance for a flurry. we're still below the average for the season. it is warmer than we have seen the last couple of days. boaters in the bay -- most of the snow floret activity passing
to the north today and we will still see some clouds. things will break up later this afternoon. we call up this afternoon with a larger system moving in. we begin to pick up precipitation. there's a small chance there could be brief makix. then it will get cold and blustery and we could see snow showers on monday and tuesday. the approaching storm system warns us up and we get wet on sunday and then get cold again with snow shower chances on monday and tuesday. >> we are looking at a busy friday morning commute. we have an accident and southbound 295 at annapolis road with possible lane closures. you might want to consider an alternate route. the report of an accident on north avenue. also, baltimore street remains closed between south and gay
street. report of an accident at wildwood at patterson ave. fire activity at shamrock to watch for. this is the west side of the beltway. outer loop traffic is picking up but no delays just yet. this is 95 at the fort mchenry toll plaza. there was a disabled and that has cleared and a looks like traffic is moving just fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> senate republicans have blocked legislation to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed. the vote makes congressional action on the repeal provision unlikely anytime soon. the law bans the troops from publicly acknowledge their sexual orientation. three past and present members of the new orleans police department have been found guilty by shooting a man to
death following hurricane katrina. they have been warned -- they have -- they tried to cover-up the shooting of the man in 2005. the officers put his body in his car and set it on fire. two other officers charged in the case were acquitted. eight san diego home went up in flames yesterday after being set ablaze by police. they discovered dangerous chemicals and it was determined it was too dangerous to get any of the material. so officials set the house on fire. the man who owns the house faces a bunch of charges. >> the social security administration is closing the retirement loopholes. retirees could file for the benefits at age 62 and begin
drawing reduced benefits. but now the government says it cannot afford to give retirees what amounts to an interest- free loan. 1400 retirees took defenders of the program in 2009. positive economic news as jobless claims dropped last week. the labor department reports that initial claims for unemployment benefits fell by 17,000. the average dropped three fifth straight week to forge a 25,000, 500. as for the past two months, claims have been falling steadily. apple is making some changes for itunes users. the american dream of owning a home lives on. jane king has those stories and more in the morning's bloomberg business report. >> most americans aspire to not only owned a home, but they want
to maintain ownership. that is going on despite the turmoil in the housing market. the housing crisis has had the biggest impact on younger americans age 25 to 29. homeownership in eckert has fallen 11%. we had a mixed close. the s&p going closer to wait two-year high. there's pressure on the maryland bloomberg index. apple says let the music play. you can preview songs for as long as 90 seconds. apple tries to become more flexible as it faces competition for music. drivers choose which car to drive based on how fine the driving experiences. new vehicle owners are not as concerned about the expected resale order. ford owners are most likely to say their vehicle is fun to
drive. that is business. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> it was in on sermonettes reception for prince charles and his wife as they drove through london yesterday. look at this. there were demonstrators. the mob turn their attention on the royals, pelting their car with paint and rocks. it is not known that charles and his wife were targeted. >> i am sure it was frightening. 26 degrees on tv hill. another check on traffic and weather is straight ahead. >> keith mills breaks down some of the keys to a ravens' victory against the houston texas. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. have the road improvements being made to the baltimore grand prix route affected your travels downtown? sherri response on wbaltv.com and on our facebook page or send us an e-mail to email@example.com. ." >> or carrier pigeon.
street in the last couple of debt -- the accident has cleared at north street. possible lane closures. something to be aware of this morning. the report of an accident at patterson ave. fire activity at shamrock avenue to watch out for. this is the west side of the beltway. things moving fine so far. this is 95 at the fort mchenry toll plaza. southbound traffic is coming towards us. no delays to report. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. john has a check of the forecast. >> it is about 5 degrees warmer this morning but it has been the last couple of mornings. we do have some clouds. we will see a lot of clouds today later on. a small chance for a flurry. we start out averaging in the mid 20's. coming back later this after, 37
to 42. we've not seen for awhile. we'll get even warmer this weekend. we'll talk about a new storm moving in just a few minutes. stick around. >> good morning, everybody. the ravens de ready to play the keys in texas. the fans are keeping their eye and a school board. the colts beat tennessee last night. the ravens go for their ninth win monday night. they can only hope things go the way they did two years ago in houston when the defense keyed a blowout. this game was postponed because of hurricane ike. that ain't got pushed back. willis mcgahee and the ravens rolled on. joe flacco and ray rice work work is done. now periscopes history will repeat itself as things get serious down the stretch -- now
they hope history will repeat itself. >> we have everything to lose right now. they have things to gain if they beat us. if we got and take care of business, we will be sitting back here with the rest of the season ahead of us. >> good point. the winter meetings are over. after trading for mark reynolds, the orioles cut a deal for a new shortstop. j.j. hardy. great name. and infielder brendan harris over from the twins. was an all-star for the brewers. the red sox signed carl crawford. the '80s are making a major push to sign pitcher cliff lee. it never stops with the yankees. to mark, one of the great games. army against navy.
love it. go navy. >> thank you. 26 degrees on tv hill. much more to come in our next half-hour of 11 news today. >> we're learning more about the man who planned to carry out a terror attack in baltimore. >> we are remembering a student killed by a distracted driver. we'll hear from her parents about what they're doing to preserve her memory. >> some early-morning incidents on the road are starting to clear. >> we have a week weather disturbance producing some clouds and maybe a flurry t
>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. john collins has a quick look at the forecast for us. >> smarter, you will notice a change in weather. we are -- this morning, you will notice a change in weather. you might see a flurry. there is a weather disturbance
that you see on radar. it is in the mountains and into the ohio river valley and the great lakes. most of that will miss us and push north where it is an indication of what is going on this morning. it will be a much larger storm system moving in by the end of the weekend. >> thank you. we're learning more about the man accused of trying to block a military recruiting station in catonsville. >> jennifer franciotti joins us with more on the criminal history of a man who would go to be known as muhammed hussain. >> good morning. his given name is antonio martinez. he converted to radical islam. [chanting] videos glorifying jihad and terrorism. others showing injured u.s. soldiers. then there is chilling and vague messages like, "the sword is coming," "the reign of oppression is about to cease."
it's just a taste of what alleged baltimore terrorist antonio martinez was posting on his facebook page just weeks before his arrest on charges he tried to blow up this military recruiting center in catonsville. >> don't need to know nothing. >> possible family members and friends are not happy that we've tried to get more insight into martinez, who went by the muslim name muhammed hussain. we visited the woodlawn apartment complex where his mother and siblings live. a woman identifying herself as his mother told the ap she's a devout american and is upset and embarrassed over her son's actions. outrage is what neighbor jule williams is feeling. >> because we need to support our troops. they are somebody's husband, somebody's wife, somebody's son. >> martinez is now in federal custody, but the 21-year-old is no stranger to police. in fact, sources say his criminal history goes back to his teen years. at 16, martinez was charged with armed robbery and assault for holding up a business in montgomery county. but that ended up as probation in juvenile court.
in 2007, new charges of felony theft in the juvile system. and 2008 brought adult charges including a conviction for misdemeanor theft. these federal charges could put martinez in prison for life. his next court appearance is scheduled for monday. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. >> thank you. a prominent resident has pulled up stakes. jenna bush hager and her husband have put their row house up for sale. they bought the home back in 2008. the house is listed for almost $35,000 more than it was listed for. jennet no longer works in baltimore. >> annapolis police have identified the suspect who stole more than $150,000 in cash and checks. the suspect is a former city employee. the state's attorney said he will not file charges against them.
new security measures have now but put in place, such as putting a guard at both benches. an armored car cannot pick up daily deposits. a happy ending at the food bank. somebody broken and cleaned up the place out. the donations have since been pouring in. five computers were donated. one person sent a check for $5,000. the food bank said there grateful for those who of stepped-up to help. no arrest in connection with the burglary. >> in national early child care expert has some advice for maryland on how it can improve its pre-k program. tim tooten has more. >> in just seven years, the number of maryland student
showing up for school ready to learn has almost doubled. educators are attending this readiness conference in anne arundel county realize they are just scratching the surface. >> there is a lot of connection in what kids do in preschool to grade 12. i think we need to invest more in the early years so that children will be ready for school and have more success later on piqua's a child care expert told a group that family- based programs must be at the heart of any plans for the future. >> what parents put other children early on sets the trajectory. parity support. >> that support must start long before children show up for the first day of class. >> they spent much of their school career attempting to catch up. they're often discouraged. these are children who drop out of school. >> administrators realized the need to start early. >> we need to make sure that our children, when they come, that
they are socialized and that that is part of what we do inside the school house so they know how to play and how to converse with each other. >> maryland has gotten high marks for the quality of its risky programs and for how much money it spends to support those programs. a growing concern that more of those dollars could be drying up. tim tooten, wbal-tv 11 news. >> to see a copy of the readiness report, visit our website, wbaltv.com. click on education alert. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. somethings are clearing up. some incidents are lingering. baltimore street remains close between south and gay street. we picked up an accident and loss industry pick with the house and fire activity to deal with that shamrock ave. the crash at annapolis road has
been causing problems all morning long. police are on the scene. there is -- this is a look of the west side of the beltway where we see some delays on the outer loop. you could see traffic down to security. this is 95 of the for mechanic toll plaza. things are looking good north and southbound. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> this morning we're warmer than yesterday morning. current temperature of 22 is a bit higher than yesterday morning's low of 19 degrees. 22 is the current low out there. we do have a bunch of clouds and could produce some flurries today. it is a minor thing. if it occurs, it will be north of us. a lot of clouds, maybe 843 temperatures approaching 40 degrees today. -- beloved house, maybe 43 degrees today.
will detail the forecast in just a moment. >> thank you. 26 degrees on tv hill. we are well past halloween. what in the heck did a verbal pickup in the remote woods of louisiana? wow. more on that will become back. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. have the road improvements being made to the baltimore grand prix route affected your travels downtown? you can't share a response several ways on wbaltv.com and not our facebook fan page or send us an e-mail to
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>> there could be something lurking in the woods around batna ruche -- baton rouge. a man said this picture was taken and it is freaking me out. he returned to this down and found a camera broken. the memory card was still there. so far, the fish and wildlife efforts have not speculate on what exactly that think might be. that is freaking me out. .'m skeptical about everything i think is probably a hoax. don't want to find out. >> exactly. a climber takes extreme sports to the extreme. this is an accomplished base jumper. he chose to brave chilling temperatures.
he left off a summit 99 feet above sea level -- he leapt off. >> haven't you had a nightmare like that? >> what did he do for an encore? he went back and jump off two more picks later that day. ist. is on my bucket l at the very end of my bucket list. >> 26 degrees on tv hill. we'll come back and check the headlines. >> the accident on southbound 25 is now clear. >> can you imagine the wind chill like that? we don't have as much wind chill this morning. it will detail the forecast and some slightly warmer temperatures in just a moment. 22 degrees at bwi marshall.
>> welcome back. a tense standoff overnight in carroll county has ended peacefully. it began when police officers responded to report of a grant firing his gun outside his home of red tulip court. soon after, the officers found themselves in the line of fire. state police were called then. before 1:00 a.m., the state police special unit was able to bring the men out of the house without further incident. police will identify the suspect once the charges are filed.
a tragic story. a special-needs student is in grave condition after jumping from a moving school bus. police say the bus had just left the villa marie school in timonium. the injured student was involved in a fight with another student on the bus. the boy ran to the back of the bus and jumped out. the green light has been given for sales of baltimore's first major racing event. tickets for the baltimore grand prix will go on sale next thursday. that is a few weeks earlier than originally planned. the tickets will range from $20 up to $895. $4.2 million is being spent to improve streets along the course that is now underway. >> best downtown commuters will know. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- have
the road improvements being made to the baltimore grand prix route affected your travels downtown? >> we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> harford community college hosted the heather hurd 5k in memory of a graduate who lost her life. since then, students are trying to keep the lessons learned from her story front and center.
sarah cole has more on how they are spreading the word. -- sarah caldwell. >> it is taking hold here a home. stories of indescribable loss. but the loss of heather hurd. >> we all have a heather in our life. someone they love with all your heart. we're trying to save them. it is too late for my heather. is not too late for yours. >> the family is speaking candidly with students at harford community college, heather' all modern -- alma mater. many students have joined in on the crusade. texting while driving simulator. a driving test filled with distractions. a freshman baseball player is used to competition.
he quickly learned this is a lot more challenging than he thought the cooked this is so hard. is really, really hard. >> he crashes on his first try in the first five seconds. that he managed to steer clear of construction collins, pedestrians, and those attempting texts. >> i was ignoring those texts. it was kind of hard to drive and do that. it was along the lines of real- life. >> an eye opening experience where the culture change is happening. what did you learn? >> to not use my phone. it is easy to drive and follow the rules of the road when you are not on your phone. >> distracted driving remains the leading killer of american teenagers. egis net one teenager who decided to opt out -- you just decided toeenager who
opt out. >> we have more on our website. students can enter a contest. it is all on wbaltv.com. find a link on our home page. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. normal delays starting to develop. baltimore street is still closed between south and gay street. we have a crash a washington street. in jessup, another accident at patuxent range rover. this is the west side where we see some delays. it is a slow go from 795 down to security boulevard. this is the fort mchenry toll plaza. southbound traffic is moving just fine and northbound is moving fine, as well. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> not quite is called this
morning. we have some clouds. -- not quite as cold this morning. most of the weather in the form of snow showers is west of us. this is running into an area of high pressure. it will be deflected northward. it will be hard to produce any precipitation. you may see a flurry during the day today. i want to give some statistics. lester was a rough winter. the first nine days of december in 2009, the air temperature was 41 degrees. this year, the average temperature, 34 degrees. we're starting the month out a lot colder. lester, we had an inch of snow at this time. normally, our average temperature will be 36.7 degrees. we're a closer -- we're a bit closer to the average temperature. we're about 5 degrees warmer than yesterday morning. 25 in edgewood. 19 in frederick.
25 in oakland. 19 in frostburg. here is that disturbance moving in from the west. we will see a lot of clout state. this area of high pressure will deflect the snow shower up to the north, into the great lakes. we will be on the south end of that activity. a bigger storm is not put together yet. it is in the plains states. that will be our sunday whether, in much larger storm. mostly cloudy today. there will be some sunbreaks. 37 to 42 will be our high. still better than the last couple of days. the wind is not as significant, 5 to 10 miles per hour. there is the snow shower activity to the west. we do break out of the clouds later today. overnight tonight, a few scattered clouds. the clouds come back in on saturday.
moisture it moves in on sunday. it will mostly be in the form of rain. there could be sent freezing rain early on sunday. late in the day sunday, there could be some snow showers as well as snow showers and much colder air on monday and tuesday. 40 today. 43 on saturday. 47 on sunday. we'll see a lot of clouds and the precipitation will be mostly rain. then it gets cold and windy on monday, tuesday, and wednesday. highs only near freezing. >> thank you. some new details into the suspect charged with trying to block a catonsville recruiting center. jennifer franciotti has more on this story. >> sources say his crumble history goes back to was teen years. he was charged with armed robbery and assault for holding up a business in montgomery county. that ended up as probation in juvenile court.
new charges of felony theft in the juvenile system. 2008 brought adult charges, including a conviction for misdemeanor theft. cortines has been going by the name of muhammed hussain. a woman identifying herself as his mother said she was a devout american and she is upset and embarrassed over her son's action. cortines is due in court on monday. >> to what -- cortines -- martinez is due in court on monday. >> here's matt lauer with a look at what's coming up next on the "today" show. >> new developments in the facebook scamp targeting sortie pledges were first told to about last week. an arrest has been made. a live interview with the founder of the website groupon. he rejected a $6 billion bid for
this company. the young driver who survive this horrifying accident. we'll hear from him and have much more ahead as we start on a friday morning right here on the "today" show. >> that was amazing. >> 6:53. >> we will come back and check the weather and traffic together before you head out to start your day. stay with us.
remain closed. a crash at washington to watch for. another accident in jessup at patuxent range road. this is a look at the west side where we are seeing delays in developing. and some delays from 75 back to security. >> and a bit of a warm-up. >> it is about 5 degrees warmup today than it was yesterday. the high today will be around 40. mid 40's cost on average over the weekend. maybe a flurry today. mostly rain on sunday. blustery weather next week and some snow showers possible on monday and tuesday. tune to am 1090 to hear traffic and weather together on the fives. >> are you going to put on your yellow polka dot bikini? [laughter] >> that made me laugh.