tv 11 News Today NBC September 14, 2009 6:00am-7:00am EDT
>> your baltimore ravens rolled out a high-flying offense yesterday to kick off the 2009 season. we'll have highlights. >> it's a mild monday morning. will temperatures stay that way throughout the day? the insta-weather plus forecast as 11 news today continues right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy] captioned by the national captioning institute -- www.ncicap.org -- >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we'll get to our big story in a minute. first a check of the forecast with sandra shaw. so far so good. >> mild. it's going to be warm this afternoon, though. mid 80's. >> as we approach winter, that's ok. >> it really is. normal high is 79. we're going to stay about 84, 85 this afternoon. and sky conditions absolutely gorgeous. sunny skies, blue skies. a little chilly in some locations. york pennsylvania is only 55 degrees. out at the airport we're splitting the difference at 61. 68 downtown as you begin your
morning. on the eastern shore it looks like upper 50's to low 60's. across the state, sunshine. high pressure is keeping us stable and quiet and mild. the trend going to last through the first half of the week. we'll talk about that change coming up. right now let's check in with traffic and sarah. >> hello and good morning. no volume-related delays at the moment. but we have some problems that could create delays southbound on the harrisburg expressway. we have an accident involving a small trailer that overturned there. prior to that you may start to see delays. we're hearing that there are some lanes closed there. meantime, want to remind you some lanes closed, westbound preston at cathedral until noon today. eastbound 32 at 108 in howrt county, an accident that is still clearing. drive times not too bad. 11 minutes outer loop northeast side. same on the outer loop. 10-minute ride from the beltway southwest to 32. 83 at mount carmel, south of the accident scene. might want to consider york road
as an alternate. and a live view of traffic at 50 at maryland 8. moving very well approaching the bay bridge from the eastern shore. back to you. >> thank you. our big story, thi it was a bloy weekend in several baltimore neighborhoods. >> gunfire left two people dead, at least four shootings in the last 48 hours. 11 news reporter kate amara is live at city police headquarters with that story. >> there have been four homicides in the last two days in baltimore city, four shooting incidents on sunday. and these of those were deadly. the spade of shootings on sunday began just after 1:30 a.m. an 18-year-old was shot several times in the 2000 block of mcculloh street. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. the next killing came three hours later in south baltimore, a 35-year-old was gunned down in the 100 block of west craw street just before 4:30 a.m. a man was also murdered just after noon on sunday after being shot in the area of west cold spring lane and reisterstown road in northwest baltimore.
and according to baltimore city police the search is on for whoever gunned down eye man in the 1300 block of west pratt street just after 6:00 p.m. last night. it's a 38-year-old man who was said to be in stable condition at shock trauma this morning. we have reaction now from mayor sheila dixon who spoke to 11 news in the middle of sunday's violent streak. >> we've got to continue to go after illegal guns. i can't stress that any more. we're still working on a whole host of issues. and i think we're making those kind of strides. i do need some trying times? it's really a matter of saying do we want to go backwards or do we want to continue to build on that even though we have less? that's what it's about. are you committed to the plan in making a difference for the citizens of the city? >> and the killing continued into this day. baltimore city police tell us a 31-year-old man was gunned down in the 500 block o 500.
i'm kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you very much. all of this violence comes at the same time a local church is trying to get guns off the streets. at st. gregory in west baltimore anyone who turned in an automatic or semiautomatic handgun or assault rifle received $100. others were worth $50. all were taken no. questions asked. >> we're grateful for the people that turned them in. and several that turned them in said they had them laying around the house and they were afraid that they would fall into the wrong people's hands. which is the right motivation to turn in these guns. >> the weekend program netted 21 firearms and several calls on sunday offering to turn in even more guns. all the weapons collected are turned over immediately to the police. >> all of this violence is spurring prosecutors to renew calls to toughen up the state's anti-gang laws. several of the top law enforcement officials will meet
this week to do just that. prosecutors argue that the existing laws are so watered down it's virtually impossible to get a conviction. they cited a 2000 case in harford county that was thrown out by a judge as proof that the current laws are unworkable. >> the state of virginia is moving forward wits plan to execute john allen mohammed, the man convicted of the 2002d.c. area snipe area tacks. the prosecutor's office submitted a request for a date of november 9. defense attorneys are expected to file an appeal to the u.s. supreme court as well as a petition for clemency. mohammed was sentenced to death for the slaying of dean may myers, one of 10 people shot to death during the shooting rampage. >> some contentious hearings begin today as the public service commission review a proposed deal between constellation energy and the french nuclear power company e.d.f. opponents argue the deal benefits only constellation's
shareholder and executives and contains no relief for rate payers. constellation official disease know that saying they have submitted thousands of pages of documents to the state to prove it. they also disagree that the p.s.c. has the authority to weigh in on the deals. a ruling is expected by mid october. some alarming news regarding baltimore city's police and pension system. the state audit finds that the city has no money put aside for future benefits under the pension plan for firefighters and police hired before 1947. the city's finance director says that specific plan has been a pay as you go plan but points out that the few members are still on that plan. president obama heads to new york today to look to kickstart his drive for regulatory reform on wall street. the raging health care debate and opposition have helped to move that to the backburner. brook hart is in washington with what to expect. >> it was a year ago today lehman brothers collapsed and the financial panic began. investors and homeowners saw wealth wiped out and two
administrations stepped in with massive bailouts and aid. president obama today highlights what has changed and what hasn't. not a single new law has been enacted to prevent a repeat. but the president will say the economy's better off. thanks, he'll say to bold steps. >> and rescue the financial system, to ensure that our domestic audio industry didn't go out of business and to stimulate the economy. that certainly cost a lot of money but it's something that we had to do. >> we have dom speak. >> thousands of protesters came to washington this weekend angry over those steps. >> they're spending too much money we don't have. >> and wary of the obama health care plan. >> we must stop this government takeover of health care. >> one advisor to the president said more people need change than oppose it. >> i don't think we ought to be distracted by that. my message to them is they're wrong. >> senate democrats this week unveiled the only reform bill with g.o.p. input. it offers no optional government
insurance. >> we'll be using the co-op as an option at this point. >> will senator snowe or any g.o.p. senator support it? >> we invite the republicans to join us for this historic opportunity. if we did not, we are still going to go forward. >> changes are being made still. changes aimed at getting the votes to pass health care reform. the president's speech today in new york aims to blunt criticism he's ignored other priorities like regulatory reform in the process. in washington, brook hart, wbal-tv 11 news. >> well, you've been hearing about it for weeks, quite frankly months. and tonight's the night. at 10:00 tonight jay leno takes his act to prime-time in a new show that's shaking up network lineups. perhaps you've heard about it. it's called "the jay leno show." it will be going head-to-head with some of tv's most popular scripted shows five nights a week. nbc is banking on audiences wanting a change of pace while still relying on the familiar things jay's made viewers laugh to over the years.
>> we'll keep elements of "the tonight show." people like the monologue, headlines, "jaywalking," that stuff. we're not reinventing the wheel. it's just maybe putting new tires on it. >> you can see jay here at 10:00 p.m. followed by 11 news tonight. do you plan to watch jay's new show tonight at 10:00? email your response to email@example.com. >> it wasn't really the game most fans were expecting, but ravens fans walked out of m&t bank stadium happy. after a decade of dominance on defense, it was the offense that took the lead against the kansas city chiefs. quarterback joe flacco setting perm bests in passing yardage, a tementsz and touchdowns. even they the defense didn't display its usual fireworks, it kept the chiefs at bay. 38-24. keith mills will have highlights and reaction later in our
newscast. we were saying earlier a little nervous for a little while, but it's all good. >> 6:10. 59 degrees. rapper kanye west disagrees with one of the winners of the mtv music video awards and isn't afraid to let anyone know it. see what did. >> also, the happiest place on surge about to get bigger. the plans behind disney world's fantasy makeover. >> but first, officials fear the worst after a disturbing discovery in the search for a missing yale university graduate student. details when we come back. >> and a nice trip to the school bus stop this morning. details of your seven-day forecast are forthcoming. stay tuned.
>> top of this monday morning to you. it is 6:13. 68 degrees downtown under beautiful, clear skies. stars twinkling last night. a nice quiet start for us. especially on h.d. doppler. a whole lot of nothing. hard-pressed to even find any cloud cover this morning. your forecast for today is pretty simple. sunny skies. clear skies tonight. more sun tomorrow. temperatures right now it looks like are in the 60's generally. it's 61 at the airport. considerably warmer, upper 60's downtown. we're even in the mid 50's in york, pennsylvania. anywhere from the upper 50's to low 60's on the eastern shore around easton and st. michaels. 63 to begin things in ocean city. so a beautiful start for us. a little brisk this morning. but we will warm up quickly with the sun in your forecast. that includes the mountains of western maryland. high projected out there at 86 -- 76 degrees. we'll be closer to 86 in baltimore with wins very light and out of the west. 84 in general at the airport. plenty of sun. plenty of sun in ocean city
added with a few thin clouds as well. it looks like 76 the cooler high because of the moderating influence of the atlantic. on the chesapeake bay, no problems for boaters today. a light north-northwesterly flow at five to 10 knots. waves are unimpressive at a foot or less. we're going to be above in both cases, 79 is where we should be. into the mid 80's today. average slow 58. we'll probably be about 60 in our suburbs but more like mid 60's in the downtown area. 94 the record set on september 14. a chilly 42 the record low in 1975. winds light, 59 to 66 the overnight temperature range. a nice dome of high pressure keeping us stable and dry and warm forp the next two days -- for the next two days. as the week progresses, the high to the north will pull in an easterly flow so moist
conditions with periods of rain and cool conditions wednesday, thursday and friday. there you see it, highs only up to about 70. by saturday, starting to clear. clearer on sunday. sarah, over to you. >> good morning, sandra, everyone. we're getting more information on that accident southbound on the harrisburg expressway. you're going to want to take york road. we're already looking at a big backup that extends back to the maryland line, down to the area of york road. so the accident just prior to york road. a small trailer that a pickup truck was hauling. that's the deal there. otherwise we're look pretty good. we have a closure westbound preston at cathedral. and an accident clarkesville, east bund 32 at 108. eastbound 32 at 108. looking at a pretty easy ride at liberty road so far. stan, over to you. >> thank you. taking a look at some of our top
stories, police officials in connecticut believe they have found the body of a missing yale graduate student on the very same day she was set to be married. investigators say they found a body believed to be that of 24-year-old le hidden inside a wall at the lab she worked. police say they also found a large amount of physical evidence at the scene. she was last seen walking into the yale science lab building tuesday but security cameras never showed her leaving. one person is dead after gunfire erupts at a party for a group of teens in indianapolis. police say at least 60 people were attending the party celebrating a high school football game when an unidentified teen opened fire. an 18-year-old party gore was killed while a -- goer was killed. c.i.a. officials are working to authenticate the latest audio tape reportedly from osama bin laden. the new tape on an islamist
website warnz the american people over their government's close ties to israel. that's according to a u.s.-based terror monitoring group. the 10-minute long recording comes just days after the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. >> in this morning's "consumer alert," coffee drinkers in several states are getting a reprevious. starbucks says it will close 27 fewer stores than it originally planned because they're making more money than projected. 17 states had been targeted for store close yours. most of them in texas. none here in maryland. in all, more than 900 starbucks are shut down nationwide. while many businesses are downsizing, officials at disney world say they are planning the biggest park expansion in company history. the plan development will nearly double the size of the orlando resort's fantasy land with an expanded dumbo ride, new restaurants and two new attractions, one based on "the little mermaid" and another on the disney princess characters. they will be updating the star
tours ride at their hollywood studios park by 2011. investors are watching high-level trade talks between the white house and china. jane king has that story and more in the "bloomberg business report." >> good morning. growing dispute with one of our main trading partners. china now says it's probing subsidy and possibly dumping u.s. imports of chicken and other products. the news after president obama sided with the steel workers union. they're planning about what it views as protectionism. china says it may refer the case to the w.t.o. according to data, the tariff may be an opening move in a campaign for fewer trade barriers down the line. watching sprint nextel today. according to a leading british newspaper, a takeover bid.
stocks are down on concern the recent rally is outpacing prospects for earnings. locally the bloomberg maryland index inked out in gains. today lockheed's fighter jet is in focus. the page maker of the engine says it's investigating why parts began flying out of the engine's tailpipe during a recent trial run. the company doesn't think this will delay its certification by the federal aviation administration. even so, congress is debating whether or not to fund a backup engine. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> michael jackson fans will get to see at least a glimpse of the tour that never was. the soon-to-be released film "michael jackson: this is it" features footage featuring jackson rehearsing a number of songs for the planned tour that was scheduled just days prior to his death. and you'll get a rare behind-the-scenes look at the singer's life and rehearsals. the film will only air for two
weeks. music fans have come to expect the unexpected when it comes to kanye west at award programs of the last night was no exception. after taylor swift won the best female video award, conway felt the -- kanye felt he need to let the world know the singer didn't get his vote. >> taylor, i'm really happy for you. i'm going to let you finish, but beyonce had one of the best videos of all time. one of the best videos of all time. >> as you can hear, the audience didn't take too kindness to the on-stage protest. they booed him whenever his name was mentioned for the rest of the night. when beyonce won an award of her own later in the night, she called swift back on stage to finish her acceptance speech. >> that was classy. >> you're right. >> 6:20. 59 degrees on tv hill. another check on weather and traffic is straight ahead.
>> good morning. we do have a pretty big problem developing southbound on the harrisburg expressway. it's approaching york road. an accident involving an overturned trailer that was being hauled by a pickup truck. it's a small trailer but enough to cause some big problems. the delays extend back to the pennsylvania state line now. you're going to want to take york road. only the shoulder is squeezing
by at this time. harrisburg expressway, looking good here in contrast if you get on at mount carmel, you're fine down to the beltway. liberty, not developing any delays yet. north side continues to run smoothly. the rest of the roadways in pretty good shape. that's the latest on traffic pulse 11. over to you. >> the sun will officially be up in about 15 minutes. 6:47 the official time. looks like 68 downtown right now. 61 out at the airport. 65 in annapolis. as we head shortly before 6:30 we're already seeing clear conditions. once the sun does get you, it's going to be abundant. mostly sunny. 84 degrees. a warm but comfortable afternoon high. details on your seven-day forecast with change in it coming up in a little bit. back to keith. >> thanks so much. the ravens with an incredible start to the season. a record 500 yartsdz of -- yards
of total offense, three touchdown passes from joe flacco. why was it with five minutes left in the game it was tied? john harbaugh, and we all watched this, said breakdowns on special teams a big reason why. you see it there. john mcgraw untouched. touchdown, kansas city. 10-7, ravens. in the third quarter they were down 14-10. joe flacco to todd heap! and man, this was good for ravens fans to see. todd back in the end zone. 17-10. five catches for heap. it was tied 24-24, fourth quarter. look at that touch on the fras joe flacco to -- pass from joe flacco. the ravens win. three t.d. passes for flacco who gave the credit to his teammates. >> it's awesome. it's so much fun. as a quarterback, that's what you want to do. you want to sit back there, let your o-line take care of you and give your ball to the receivers. it was a lot of fun for me and i think for our backs, too. they had a great game.
i think it was a good all-around team game. >> career-high 300 yards passing for joe flacco. kim clijsters wins the u.s. open's women's tennis championship and serena williams is fined $10,000 for unsportsmanlike behavior. a profanity-laced tirade aimed at an official after she was called for a foot fault in her loss to cliefters. clijsters. "if i could take it i would take this ball and shove it down your throat" among other things she said. >> that was scary. >> that was the mild part. >> man, i'll tell you what. >> i'd be scared. >> yeah. >> the u.s. open, more than any of the other grand slarnlingsz seems to bring -- jimmy connors, john mcenroe. >> the new york energy. that's my take on it. i don't know. i've never played there. >> serena will be back i'm quite sure. >> no question.
>> 6:27. 59 degrees. there's much more to come in the next half-hour of 11 news today. >> four murders in baltimore city in the last two days. we'll hear reaction from the mayor coming up next. >> and unfortunately traffic is crawling. southbound on the harrisburg expressway. we'll let you know what's going on there coming up. >> thanks to high pressure, we're in store for sunny skies as we start the workweek. details ahead. >> and it's a ravens ritual as engrained as rubbing the foot of the johnny u statue. hear from fans fired up about their ravens as they fire up their grills. >> and take a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
plenty of sun throughout and warm this afternoon. 79 to 85 the temperature range. winds really not an issue out of the west at five to 10 miles per hour. the sun will be up shortly and will set tonight at 7:16. back to you two. >> see you in a bit. it's been another violent weekend in baltimore with at least three deadly shootings. >> 11 news reporter kate amara joins from us baltimore city police headquarters with more on the story. >> good morning, and this day began with another murder that police are investigating. a 31-year-old man shot multiple times in the head and chest and pronounced dead at the scene, the 500 block of pressman street. this deadly shooting scene sunday afternoon marked a dismal milestone for baltimore city police. the last two years they've managed to knock down city's murder rate to its lowest level in 20 years. but after a man was shot to death near reisterstown road, the city marked six murders in one week. sunday's spade of shootings
began just after 1:30 am when 18-year-old israeli mason was shot several times on mcculloh street. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. the next killing came three hours later in south baltimore, a 35-year-old gunned down on west cross street just before 4:30 a.m. those murders make this past week the deadliest baltimore has seen in two months. even so, on "11 news sunday morning" mayor sheila dixon says she is committed to her crime fighting plan. >> we've got to continue to go after illegal guns. i can't stress that any more. we're still working on a whole host of issues. i think we're making those strides. do i need trying times? it's a matter of saying, do we want to go backwards or continue to build on that even though we have less? it's are you committed to the plan in making a difference for the citizens of the city? >> despite those strong words and vote of confidence the crime fighting strategy, the shooting
spree continued into sunday night with detectives on the case of another shooting in the 1300 block of west pratt street. this happened just after 6:00 p.m. mayor dixon said the police department is feeling the squeeze in the middle of the city's cash crunch, but contends economic problems have not cut into law enforcement efforts. >> take furlough days away and give giving back equivalent to what other employees are doing. but, of course, we've got to stay focused on the agenda. what does that mean? it still means all of us are going to have to do more with less, that people have to make sacrifices. you can't lose the momentum of what's happening in this city with the crime. >> the numbers keep going up. with confirmation of this morning's murder baltimore city now has an unofficial murder count of 163 for the year 2009 so far. live from city police headquarters, i'm kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the search continues for the vehicle involved in a hit and
run. it happened friday night near carroll island road. police say a dark blue or black pickup truck struck a pedestrian around 10:00 and then took off. the victim was taken to shock trauma with life-threatening injuries. >> on some positive news now, ravens fans are flying high after yesterday's season-opening win against the kansas city chiefs. 11 news reporter melissa carlson caught up with many of them as they took part in a time-honored tradition of tailgating before the game. >> 72,000 people packed m&t bank stadium. that meant dollar signs for vendors like andre lemon who says business has been good, especially when it comes to a certain player. >> joe flacco. whacko for flacco. >> and probably as much as ravens fans love to tailgate. from crab cakes to purple bread these fans are fueled up for what many thought was going to be an easy win. >> i thought it was going to be a blowout it should have been
but it didn't. >> that's because the chiefs kept the score neck and neck. >> i was getting nervous. but i like when t when it's closer like that. it makes it more interesting. then when you win, the victory is that much sweeter. >> after the game, the grills fired back up and so did the conversation. >> it was a big win. let's go, ravens! yeah! whoo! >> i thought it was awesome. way to start off the season. i'm so proud to be a baltimore fan. ravens rock! >> some say today's game has them a little worried. >> i don't think the defense is as strong as it used to be. >> coming to the game despite her injury, she isn't going to speculate what this means for talk about predictions for the future. she says she is just happy for today. >> i just want a good season. i don't care. i'm a fan either way. >> melissa carlson, wbal-tv 11 news.
>> and a w is a w. a very special lady had a special birthday over the weekend. ago news celebrated her -- agnus celebrated her 105th birthday. agnus moved here and worked as a cook and nanny when she was well into her 70's. she volunteered at her church and community for more than 65 years. yesterday friends and family gave her a nice birthday dinner full of surprises. >> about as nice to me and i'm nice back towards them unless they make me mad. >> what kind of gifts did you get? >> all kinds of gifts. yeah. mostly love. yeah. >> i love her attitude. agnus attributes her longevity to a healthy die yet and strong -- diet and strong faith. >> happy birthday to agnus.
let's see what's going on out there. still dealing with a problem southbound harrisburg expressway. if you're heading out there, this is from approaching the pennsylvania state line now. about a half a mile. that's where your delay starts down to approaching york road. that's where we have all but the shoulder only squeezing by. you can see it's due to an accident. you're going to want to take york road. we'll track this for you. in the meantime, not seeing any significant delays anywhere else. we had an accident in howard county at eastbound 32. that is now clear. here's a live view of traffic. heading out of the white marsh area. we are starting to see a few break lights intermittently southbound towards the beltway northeast. we'll switch over on the northwest side. green spring a pretty clear ride. that's the latest. over to you. >> plenty of sun. the temperature range decent at 79 to 85 degrees. normal for this time of the year. it's 79. the outlying areas will see that. a warm afternoon. it looks like another nice day
is in store tomorrow. 83 and partly cloudy to mostly sunny. check out wednesday and thursday. the highs in the 70's. low 70's. periods of rain throughout. looking a little similar to last week. we're going to be dealing with an easterly, moist maritime flow. i'll have more in a little bit. back to you. >> thanks. 6:37. it's 59 degrees on tv hill. coming up, man's best friend enjoy a day on the beach. we'll show you some of the coolest canines you'll ever see. >> i'm nikole killion in washington. president obama heads to wall street today to update the latest on the economy. a preview is come up. >> and we're still taking your answers to our "watercooler question of the day." do you plan to watch the "the jay leno show"? it debuts tonight at 10:00. maybe you heard about that. send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org. $5 for the sub, huh?
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>> a couple in maine is setting a course for their future together at warp speed, you might say. "star trek" fans won a nationwide contest to have their dream wedding on the star ship enterprise which is housed at the philadelphia institute. as you might imagine, guest and party, wedding members dressed in the "star trek" attire. >> it was time for the fourth annual surf dog surf-a-on this. no doggy paddling for these moon doggies. they hang 20 on special boards. how do they learn to do that, stan? >> take them out until they learn it. >> the weekend event raises money for local animal shelters. we've heard about dogs and cats
visiting sick kids in hospitals. how about a pony? this is petey, the only pony in the country that makes visits to children at ohio's akron children's hospital. >> whatever situation you put him in, he adapts to it. he's phenomenal. he's the greatest thing. he's the greatest horse ever. >> makes their day and their stay a little more special. >> it's exciting to see a big smile. he was kind of down yesterday. >> that is so sweet. the young patients get a photo of them swestles petey and a little stuffed -- themselves with petey and a little stuffed animal named after their now favorite horse. >> we will look at the headlines when we come back. >> and also a look at your commute which is getting really busy on the harrisburg expressway. we'll let you know about an accident. >> a sunny start to your workweek. details on your seven-day forecast are just ahead.
>> welcome back to 11 news today. it's 6:44. some contentious hearings begin today as the public service commission review a proposed deal between constellation energy and e.d.f. opponents of the proposal argue that the $4.5 billion deal benefits only constellation's shareholder and executives and contain's no relief for rate payers. constellation officials say the state does not have the authority to weigh in on the deal since it does not impact b.g.e. operations. a ruling is expected by mid october. the ravens kicked off their season in the win column with the high-flying offense. the ravens set a franchise high for offense as well as personal bests in three categories for quarterback joe flacco.
after beating the chiefs 38-24 they'll take on the san diego chargers next week. after a three-month break, jay leno is ready to come back to nbc. 90 minutes earlier than he used to. tonight's debut of "the jay leno show" shakes up the usual lineup replacing the scripted shows for five nights of comedy and guests. jay's 10:00 debut features an appearance by jerry seinfeld as well as a host of other folks. >> that brings to us your answers to our "watercooler question of the day." >> do you plan to watch jay leno's new show? >> stu has a different take.
>> my goodness. i'm almost afraid to read kitty. >> we'll post more answers on the front page of our website, wbaltv.com. well, from the white house to wall street, president barack obama heads to new york this morning to deliver a speech on the financial crisis. it comes on the one-year anniversary of the collapse of lehman brothers which sent the u.s. economy into a tailspin. 11 news washington bureau reporter nikole killion has a preview. >> a senior administration official says the president will use this speech to push for more financial reforms. >> we have pulled this economy back from the brink. >> after addressing congress president obama takes his message on the economy to a different audience today, wall street. mr. obama will help the
administration's efforts to repair the u.s. economy. but he will also push for more work to be done. >> it's going to take a while to get through this. it's going to take longer to do it because we're going to do it right. >> treasury secretary tim geithner before a congressional panel last week. the administration wants to get reform back on the agenda. aides say the president will push for stricter oversight. their proposals have stalled in congress as attention shifted to health care. now on the one-year answer -- anniversary of the bankruptcy the white house hopes to renew attention on the financial system. the collapse of the investment giant triggered the worst economic crisis since world war ii, leading to a slew of bailouts and other government interventions. >> the government really needs to communicate when you're in the middle of a crisis that you're in charge, you know what you're doing, and here are the rules. >> but with some concerned about the level of government involvement, the president will also detail how it plans to unwind its role in the financial sector. in washington, nikole killion, wbal-tv 11 news.
>> good morning. let's start with the big problem southbound harrisburg expressway. traffic just inching along for a half a mile approaching the pennsylvania state line all the way down to approaching york road. that's where we have an accident still clearing involving an over turned trailer. only the shoulder squeezing by. take york road. it's going to be a while for that delay to clear. other problem spots, we have a new accident at bel air road in the city. also westbound presston still closed at -- preston still closed at cathedral. north side looking pretty good. drive times on the outer loop west side about 13. southbound on 95 between the beltway southwest and 32 a 10-minute ride. 95 at white marsh building in volume. but no substantial delay there. harford road, we are picking up in volume and developing a delay there. that's the latest on traffic pulse 11. over to you.
>> thanks. as we take a look at h.d. doppler this morning, the story is quiet. nothing really happening of importance over the state of maryland, at least in the way of precipitation. the showers and storms will be confined to the deep south today on the east coast. things look going for us. sunny skies prevailing. it looks like winds will be light and out of the west. temperatures will be warm by this afternoon. let's check out this morning's readings. it looks like 68 downtown. 61 out at the airport. it's 54 in york. upper 50's to low 60's on the eastern shore. we're going to head up for a high of about 76 in the mountains of western maryland. that's above normal for the upper elevations. gorgeous, blue skies in the mountains. here in the charm city, 84 your forecast high. brilliant sunshine. 79 is where we should be so we're surpassing that. a warm afternoon. humidity levels going to be pretty much kept at bay. we're going to be comfortable nonetheless. 76 in the shores of ocean city. on the shores along the chesapeake bay. winds light today, out of the
north-northwest. waves are just churning up to about a foot today. record high september 14, 1931. 94 sizzling degrees. in contrast, a chilly record low of 42 in 1975. both are secure. 58 is where we should be overnight it does look like that's where we're headed for tonight. anywhere from 58 to 59 in the outlying areas. to the 60's downtown. clear skies, winds consistent out of the west at five to 10 miles an hour. high pressure is dominating. we're going to stay stable and quiet for the first two days. then as we get into the latter half of the week, we're go fog see a change. first thing's first. back to our cold front from the north. it will be in the general vicinity. in the wake of that high pressure will develop in new england. and whenever we have that, we have a tendency to get the clouds rolling in within a-- an easterly flow. it's kind of what happened last week. it's what we're forecasting wednesday and thursday. a moist mari time flow so periods of rain.
much cooler. high wednesday, 70. 71 thursday with a 60% chance of showers throughout. still a good chance of showers throughout date on friday with more clouds than sunday and 76. a chance of showers. by sunday we're starting to dry out again. 76 and variably cloudy. >> thanks. time now for a last look at our big story. another violent weekend in baltimore with three people dead four separate shootings. a virtual war zone over the last few weeks. kate amara joins us from city police head quarters with that story. >> four murders now in the last two days. the latest came early this morning just after midnight in the 500 block of preftman street. this follows a vee violent sunday. four separate shooting incidents. three of them deadly. baltimore city police have not revealed suspects or motives in any of these cases so far. mayor sheila dixon tells 11 news that despite this recent up tick in homicides, she remained
committed to her long-term crime-fighting strategy. with this morning's confirmed murder it brings the unofficial homicide total for the year in balm baugh city to 163. i'm kate amara. wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. coming up today on "oprah," oprah's season premiere and the most powerful interview she says she has ever done. it's one-on-one with whitney houston. it begins today at 4:00 on tv 11. for a look now at what's coming up next on "the today show," here's matt lauer. >> good morning. coming up on "today," more on that tragic discovery of a body presumed to be that of a missing yale student found stuffed in the wall of a campus research center. they found that body on the day of the missing girl's wedding. we'll get a live report from the yale campus. then ted kennedy's sons will be here to talk about the life he
lived and the legacy. also ahead, kanye west's outburst at an award show. an embarrassing moment for taylor swift. plus jay leno talks about tonight's much anticipated premiere of the "the jay leno show" and what's at stake. we'll have that and megan fox live in the studio when we get started on a monday morning right here on "today." >> thanks, matt. 6:53. it's 59 degrees. >> just ahead, another look at weather and traffic together.
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>> what is issue this morning? usually on a monday morning there's this problem. >> yes. southbound harrisburg expressway. an accident involving an overturned trailer. it is blocking all but the shoulder, southbound 83 approaching york road of your delay stretches back to about a half a mile approaching pennsylvania state line through the accident scene. it's going to be a while, folks. take york road. meantime, an accident in the city to report at bel air road. also westbound preston remains blocked at cathedral. delays on the north and west side. we'll give you a live view of traffic first at 95 at white marsh where we have some intermittent delays. and a live view of the north side. that's where it's slowing up at harford. >> no issues with the weather today. >> no. it's gorgeous. sunny skies today. we're going to be warm but comfortably warm this afternoon. humidity kept at bay. the temperature up to 84 degrees. keep in mind, 79 is our benchmark. we're above normal for september 14. for tomorrow, more of the same.
83. maybe a couple more clouds around. then we see the sea change. wednesday and thursday especially. 70, 71. cloudy with periods of rain in contrast to last week, we're not going to have a major energy source, subtropical system. but we are going to have that consistentl --consistent throw. >> when is the official first day of fall? >> september 21. >> just wondering. >> the autumn equinox. >> i was going to say that. thank you for joining us this morning for 11 news today. >> we're back with a live update at 7:25. don't forget to go to school or work or whatever, be sure to tune into am1090. there will be traffic and insta-weather forecast together on the 5's. meet the volkswagen jetta.