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details are next. >> the verdict is in fort two of the three baltimore police officers accused of dumping two teenagers miles from their home. >> are the mild temperatures about to give way to storm clouds? [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. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a check of the forecast. >> we will of the battle of the air mass is going on. may is usually the month where we have the most tornadoes because the air masses are battling. we will be in the 80's today but the low 60's tomorrow. we could get some strong thunderstorms this afternoon and the seating. i think it will be dry for most of the day. especially tonight, the stronger
thunderstorms could develop. it will be it warm temperature with a high near 82. expect a big swing to more temperature-wise. first we say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. this is normally the time of mourning when things get heavier on the roads. let's check for delays. 54 on the north side. 52 on the west side. up to speed at 57. speeds and route 50 on 95 coming at of the northeast. this is southbound 83. 53 at shawan road. moving well from the maryland line all the way to the beltway. looking at a drive time of 8 minutes on the inner loop from 795 to the 83's. a quick live look outside. this is the parkton region. picking up in volume but so far
so good. 295 moving well here at 32. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. . back to you. >> there is concern the death of osama bin laden may cause al qaeda to attack americans. >> we get the latest from tracie potts in washington. >> this morning, the cia is poring over tons of information seized from osama bin laden's compound -- hard drives, dvd's, flash drives, hoping to determine whether ayman al- zawahiri may take over. >> zawahiri is the brain trust, so i'm wondering where he is right now and i'm wondering when we're going to get him. >> at a bipartisan white house dinner last night, president obama got a standing ovation. >> there is a pride in what this nation stands for and what we can achieve that runs far deeper than far deeper than politics. >> the president made the right call and we thank him for it.
>> but amid celebrations, the concern now is how and when al qaeda may strike back. >> it's important that we remain vigilant in our efforts to defeat terrorist enemies and protect the american people. >> also at issue today -- our relationship with pakistan. did they know where he was hiding? >> that does raise questions about a compound of that size in this area not raising suspicions previously. >> america celebrating yet concerned about what might happen next. but for now, there is no elevated terror alert. from washington, i'm tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> many took to the streets to celebrate the news of osama bin laden's death. for others, the news was more solemn. jennifer franciotti has more with one such family story. >> a woman had her older sister
killed on 9/11. this happened in pennsylvania. waking up to news that osama bin laden was killed did little to ease her pain. she was surprised by a lack of sense of relief. she is honoring her sister through her work with the families of flight 93. the group working to finish the memorial to the victims in pennsylvania. >> they lost their lives in the process, but they saved countless lives. we don't know how many. it's crucial that we help people remember that and we give them a place where they can go to remember that. >> construction has started on that memorial. it is expected to be completed by the 10th anniversary of 9/11. construction is also going to be going on at the world trade center. it will be finished by 9/11.
jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. a local islamic leader is sharing his concerns about the perceptions of muslims here in the united states. he says it is great to recognize this victory, but we should not what the celebration clouded the bigger picture. >> the bigger picture is the general terrorism, the picture is off the political instability, the economic instability, financial instability, all of these combined. these are the grounds for any kind of chaos and anarchy. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think u.s. troops should begin withdrawing from afghanistan, following the death of osama bin laden? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to email@example.com. reaction to the news spread
quickly online. we want to know what your thoughts are. does his death changed the landscape of national security? we have a special section dedicated to the continuing coverage. you can see a timeline since 9/11 and pictures of osama bin laden through the years. >> a jury finds two police officers guilty of the lesser crime of misconduct two detectives were found guilty of forcing two boys into an unmarked police van. the offices claim the teenagers were providing information about criminal activity. they left the teenagers in remote locations for their own safety. >> the verdict reflects the fact that they did not feel this officers acted in a problem with respect to taking these two
young boys out to different locations and dropping them with no way to get home. >> these men were doing good police work. i'm still convinced of that. i think the jury is convinced of that. they may have compromised on the misconduct charge. >> smith and francis plan to appeal the verdict. the judge is expected to give his verdict against the third officer, gregory hellen. homicide detectives have completed their investigation to the events that led to the deadly shooting of william own clubut side downtim last january. >> police are looking for suspects in the shooting of a woman in brooklyn park. she was shot multiple times while standing on monday
afternoon. the suspects were last seen on foot running towards the city. the woman is listed in serious condition this morning. no word on a possible motive. baltimore police are searching for this woman. this is a mug shot of a suspect in a double homicide back in december of 2008. she is known to disguise her identity through fake identification cards. anyone with information should call 911. >> a tornado rips through new zealand this morning. the funnel cloud cut across the suburb of auckland. reports of one fatality and other injuries were not confirmed. traders tend to be smaller than those in the american south and midwest. neighbors in alabama scrabbly
against time and the elements. the struggle to put up temporary tarps and shelters as more storm clouds approach. slow going for the search for hundreds of people who have gone missing in the aftermath of the storm. >> we are coming to the realization that this process is going to be difficult, painful, and it will take a lot of time to make it through. >> many students are remaining in town to help volunteer in the recovery effort. >> flood waters are chasing people from their homes in arkansas. the mississippi river brought -- was up to some doorsteps. some neighborhoods evacuated for the second time in two weeks. lots and lots of sand bags were brought to try to hold back the water.
>> 61 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> thick black smoke tarnishes one the most beautiful getaway spirit we will tell you which vacation spot is being threatened. >> find out what chrysler may want to start cranking out one of the cdc's biggest hits -- ac/dc's biggest hits. >> along route 24, word of our first accident. we will update you on th
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>> welcome back. 64 degrees downtown. you see some fog and haze this morning. 58 at the airport. low 60's over on the eastern shore campus. a high, thin cloud deck this morning. we'll see some sunshine filtering through. that is not a good thing. the more sunshine we see, the more unstable the atmosphere will be. storms are getting ready to move into this on stable air mass. right now they are not severe. there across ohio, tennessee. we did the stories with the flooding along the ohio river. as the storms moved east, we have the possibility of getting some severe weather here at home
this afternoon. there is a stalled front off to the northwest and that will be the focal point for those thunderstorms to develop. it will drift all the way through maryland. with the front in the vicinity and we get some sunshine, it is a good recipe for some severe weather. we're in the bull's-eye in the mid atlantic region today for the possibility of some wind gusts over 60 miles per hour and a slight chance for a tornado. that would be this eve team. it will be dry today. later today and tonight, scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible. until then, it will be partly cloudy and warm. tonight, showers and thunderstorms are likely. some could be strong. temperatures will drop back into the 50's. the seven day forecast -- much cooler as we head into the weekend.
we take off 20 degrees tomorrow. 62 4 heights tomorrow. it will stay in the 60's over the weekend with a slight chance of some rain on saturday. 6:15. >> good morning. not bad on the area roads with one exception. one problem at route 24 and pulaski highway. use extra caution at that intersection. everything running smoothly on 24 coming out of bel air. 49 miles per hour just prior to the beltway. still moving well southbound. the beltway, a 56 miles per hour on the north side. crime is picking up. -- volume is picking up. the j.f.x. in great shape. this is harford road. outer loop traffic continues to move well this morning.
this is the harrisburg expressway. problem-free in the southbound direction towards the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> water dropping helicopters will be broadened to help put out a brush fire in southern california. it broke out on monday afternoon on catalina island. some structures were threatened. but firefighters prevented them from burning. the blaze was battled overnight. a huge victory bill will give him a majority government for the first time in his three terms in office. 166 seats won in parliament. they needed a stable government to ensure economic recovery and low taxes. investigators have recovered the missing --
this comes days after the plane's data recorder was found. it is hoping it will explain why the jet went down killing everyone on board. >> once on the brink of collapse, chrysler is back in the black. rising sales help to turn a profit in the first quarter. that is the first time chrysler has made money in five years. it made $160 million -- $116 million. two more low-cost airlines are merging. southwest has purchased airtran. the combined airlines will make a masai's care that features low fares. some critics were southwest will eventually raised its prices. southwest order flies more
domestic passengers than any other airline in america. blackberry is getting bolder with new phones. it looks like osama bin laden is worth more dead than alive to some marketers. jane king has more in the bloomberg business report. death beingn laden's celebrated by more than crowds in the street. thousands of consumers credit souvenirs' had popped up for sale on several sites. you can find anything from t- andrts to coffee mugs even the thongs. the bloomberg maryland index was lower on losses for the under armour. investors tracking oil prices. we will find out if general motors will regain the top spot as the biggest auto maker as
toyota struggles with production problems. looking to buy a new honda, they may be harder to get. and it is extending limitations on orders of some vehicles. research in motion rates to revise sales of two newt blackberry models. they are introducing two new touch screen models which they say are the thinnest models yet. i'm jane king for wbal-tv 11 news. >> a new study shows like mother like daughter it is true when it comes to being health conscious. daughters tend to follow in the footsteps of their mothers. >> it just shows that what mother does, daughters tend to pickup on and try to copy their
healthy habits. or on healthy habits. it could be hard to change your habits -- or their unhealthy habits. if you try to make a change to be healthier, it is a good idea to get everybody involved. >> you confine more on our website, wbaltv.com. >> 61 degrees on tv hill. >> the orioles live to break up the brooms and dirty up the white sox. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think u.s. troops should begin withdrawing from afghanistan, following the death of osama bin laden? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck.
>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning to you. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. not bad as you make your way around the airport with an accident at route 24 and pulaski highway. use extra caution there. 49 miles per hour, according to art speed sensor on southbound 95 coming out of the northeast. moving well on the beltway.
a bit of a sluggish spot near baltimore national pike. a slow spot on northbound 95 in howard county around 32. 20 miles per hour. we will check that out and see if there's a reason for it. no construction in that area. this is harford road. so far running smoothly. volume building going away from us. this is the harrisburg expressway and running smoothly from the maryland line all the way down. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. tony has a check on your forecast. >> so far just some fog and haze. no rain. it should be dry for your morning commute. a mix of sunshine and clouds. we will make it up to 82. we have a chance for some thunderstorms later today. first we have sports with keith
mills. >> thank you. good going. the orioles touchdown in kansas city a few hours ago. they opened a series with the kansas city royals. the orioles do win this series three games to one. jeremy guthrie, the tough luck loser. the oralist cannot get him any runs. in the third, adam jones tries to ensure top the bloop. -- the orioles cannot give him any runs. brian roberts reps mark buehrle -- rips. this is a tremendous play. mark buehrle pitched a shutout into the seventh. big night for paul konerko. 2-0 sox.
in the eighth, konerko goes deeper again. 6-2, the white sox win. derrek lee holabird for the orioles. there is the blast to the opposite field -- derek lee homers for the orioles. oakland a's and rangers. a good chance for this kid to get a souvenir pared back by steals the ball from him. we showed this last half-hour they should let the big guy and little guy run the bases and whoever wins gets the ball. that big guy may pass out. what do you think? if it even makes it over the fence. can you believe that? ok. >> simmered down. 59 degrees on tv hill. much more to come next half-hour
>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> good morning. most of the day today will be just fine. it will feel like some upper we will make it up to 82 tip. maybe some high, thin clouds. late today, there could be some strong thunderstorms developing. we will keep an eye on that. there could be some bumpy weather. for now, no problems expected for the morning commute. >> news of the death of osama bin laden is being met with
millie world wide congratulations and celebrate. >> for thousands of people, it is an occasion that is being marked with a more reflective manner. jennifer franciotti is live downtown with the story of one family who has their own personal tale of survival and how the news has affected them. so >> error lost her sister on 9/11. the sister was on flights when went down in a pennsylvania field. >> there are days when i wake up and i think, "oh, let me just call lizzie and tell her about my new job." >> but that will never happen because on september 11, 2001, honor elizabeth, sarah's older sister, was killed. it is a pain sarah says never goes away and was not made easier by the news osama bin laden had been killed by u.s. forces. >> to imagine what it would be like to have justice. but i have to say i was so surprised at how there was not
a sense of relief. the loss of another life did not bring back my sister and it's not going to, and although i believe it's in a way a victory for our country. there is a fantastic martin luther king jr. quote, and he says that, "i won't celebrate one death." i won't celebrate any death. so what is most important for me is to remember those who have lived and to honor their legacy. >> sarah is honoring her sister through her work with the families of flight of 93. the non-profit is working to finish the memorial to the victims in shanksville, pennsylvania. >> they lost their lives in the process, but they saved countless lives. we don't know how many. it's crucial that we help people remember that and we give them a place where they can go to remember that. >> to find out how you can learn more about the flight 93
memorial and make a donation, you can log onto our website, wbaltv.com. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> people gathered at the pentagon ought to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. david collins spoke with many who felt called to return to bring a sense of closure. >> i think the memorial -- high- school students from idaho laid a wreath at the pentagon memorial park. this house of ground was claimed. america's symbol of military might. the inscription at the moral entrance says the park is in honor of the 184 people whose lives were lost and to all who sacrificed that we may live in freedom. this person took a victory lap. he says there are days what he needs to wave the flag.
>> the symbolic head of all this has not received his reward. in a sense, he got off easy come compared to what some of the people have suffered. >> this military veteran walks slowly through the memorial. with the death of osama bin laden -- >> when i'm reflecting upon is those who died here and the families of those who are surviving and how those families may feel today. >> for many, the pentagon visit experience.ligious expert the ones facing away or on the plane. all the names of the deceased are etched in front of the sea t. each has a reflecting pool. >> it is a beautiful place to sit in contemplation and think about what these people were
dealing with the last day of their lives. >> you can look inside and around the compound where osama bin laden was found. if you like to see the photos, we have posted them on wbaltv.com. >> families and friends will mark the one-year anniversary of yeardley love's death. she was found murdered in their off-campus apartment. 11 news sits down with some of her closest friends. they talk about her drive and determined spirit. >> from the moment we matter, she always wanted to go to uva. her father went there. her room was orange and blue and she always said, i am going to uva. we'll have our dream schools.
but she was set on something like a big dream going to an amazing university and it worked out because every lacrosse practice she took the cirrus. she made that dream come true. >> you could hear more from her circle of friends in a special report tonight at 11 news at 6:00 p.m. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning to you. one new accident on the south side of the beltway it right at 70, and that is aviation boulevard. be extra careful. there could be some lanes closed. that is in edgewood, route 24 and pulaski highway. still moving well on the north side. we have a bit of a slow down on the west side of low. speeds around 30 miles per hour. south on the j.f.x., that is
looking great down towards the city. volume is starting to build on the inner loop port at liberty heading up towards 795. this is traffic at caton avenue, 95 north and southbound running smoothly in this area. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. let's check the focus with tony -- let's check the forecast. >> some cloud cover and a touch of fog. nothing of any consequence. 58 at the airport. we will make it up to 82. most of the day will be dry. some thunderstorms will develop later today and some could be severe. the chance for a few showers. much cooler tomorrow, 62. it looks like we will stay below average all the way through the weekend. we should stay below the average all the way for the beginning of next week. back to the news desk. >> thank you.
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index fines norway is the best nation for mother and child. it has a long women's life expectancy and a generous maternity leave. iceland is in the top three. afghanistan comes in last and the united states buses 31st. >> the festivities are well underway before the kentucky derby. there is the annual bed races. itunes earned competitors style points. the races two laps inside a basketball arena. they are going around the arena clockwise, the opposite direction of the horse race. that makes for a wild time. teams competed for prizes and a spot in the parade on thursday. >> how to get to be the one in the bed? 59 degrees on tv hill.
the officers claimed the teenagers were providing information about criminal activity. the teenagers were left in remote locations for their own safety. they plan to appeal the verdict. the verdict against the third officer is expected today. police looking for a pair of suspects after a shooting of a woman in brooklyn park. she was shot multiple times on monday in afternoon. the suspects were last seen on foot running towards the city. the woman is listed in serious condition this morning. certain baltimore county parks will be hosting deer hunts. so will parks will be open to a controlled hon. the public will be notified two weeks before they began. no word on when the first hunt may begin.
>> leon panetta will be briefing lawmakers on the mission that took out osama bin laden. we're learning new details about the operation. tara mergener joins us live with more on the story. good morning. >> bin laden's death sparked celebrations across the u.s. but this morning, new details about his ultimate demise. 18-foot walls, barbed wire, security gates, and a series of internal walls. but this costume compound could not keep out the navy seals that killed the world's most notorious terrorist. >> i want to again recognize the heroes who carried out this incredibly dangerous mission. >> a mission monitored by president barack obama from start to finish. >> it was probably one of the most anxiety-filled periods of time i think in the lives of the people who were assembled here. >> white house officials say bin laden went down fighting, according to reports, using one
of his wives as a human shield before being shot in the chest and head. his identity was confirmed through facial recognition, dna tests, and a woman inside the home. the cia is already poring over a trove of al qaeda documents that were seized. >> usa! usa! >> news the manhunt was over sent cheering crowds spilling into the streets. but questions linger. >> we are looking right now at how he was able to hold out there for so long and whether or not there was any type of support system within pakistan that allowed him to stay there. >> photos of bin laden's body were considered the proof that the mission was a success, but no word yet on if they will become public. in washington, i'm tara mergener, wbal-tv 11 news. >> any other details about who else was inside the compound? >> apparently he was living with two dozen children and nine women.
they have all been turned over to pakistani authorities. >> thank you. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think u.s. troops should begin withdrawing from afghanistan, following the death of osama bin laden? >> we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute.
a couple of things to watch for. there is an accident and route 24 and pulaski highway. maybe some lanes closed there appeared tracking some fire activity longview drive. the north side is running smoothly. 23 miles per hour on the outer loop beginning at 795. that delay stretches down towards edmundson. no promise on the j.f.x. into town. 795 looks great out of owings mills, as well. this is traffic and the west side at liberty road and more delays on the inner loop coming up towards 75 starting to form. this is 95 at caton avenue. north and southbound look great. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. the forecast is looking great. >> the weather this morning is just fine. a touch of fog in some neighborhoods. 58 at the airport.
61 in westminster. we're picking up the high, thin clouds. we will get some sunshine. that is not a good thing today. that will destabilize the hemisphere. we're watching some thunderstorms on the other side of the mountain. there is a heavy rain across ohio and tennessee. as they marched to the east, we could see some severe weather later today. the focal point for those thunderstorms will be a front that stalls through central pennsylvania and back into tennessee. this is the dividing line -- we will be in the low 80's this afternoon. where the air masses bump together is where you get the severe weather. we will be the bull's-eye across the country for some severe weather in the mid atlantic and that includes the possibility of wind gusts over 60 miles per
hour and a slight chance for a tornado. that would be later today and into tonight. i think the weather today will be just fine. this morning, no problems. a chance for thunderstorms later this afternoon. high temperature around 82 degrees. showers and thunderstorms are likely tonight. some could be strong or severe. we drop back into the low 50's. much cooler tomorrow. we will take off 20 degrees. a high of 62. dry on thursday and friday with highs staying in the 60 plus. maybe some rain late in the day on saturday with a high of 63. >> the news of the death of osama bin laden has impact on those who lost loved ones in the september 11 attack. jennifer franciotti has more. wasarah's older sister
killed on 9/07 when flight 93 went down in a pennsylvania field. waking up to the news that osama bin laden had been killed was not comforting. it did little to ease her pain. she was surprised by a sense of relief saying his death could not bring her sister back. she works with a nonprofit group that is working to finish a memorial to victims in a pennsylvania. that memorial is expected to be completed by the 10th anniversary. a memorial is also being expected to be finished by 9/11 downtown. >> in her first tv interview, shania train opens up about her twist of fate love story. find out why she lost her voice today at 4:00 p.m. if you always
wanted to visit her show, you can win a chance. watch "oprah" today at 4:00 p.m. and get the word of the day. we have posted a link on our facebook page. here is meredith vieira for a look at what is coming up next on the "today" show. >> coming up, dramatic new details on the mission detail on how osama bin laden was finally tracked down. we take you inside his compound and the white house situation room. we ask the question if the government will release pictures of his body and his burial at sea? a close look at the navy seal team that took down bin laden. former miss usa who says she was groped by tsa agent.
>> it has been a pretty nice morning picket the latest accident on the east side of the beltway at 702. watch for possible delays forming part of route 24 and pulaski highway, we are tracking an accident. some fire activity longview drive. route 4 -- 32 miles per hour on southbound 95. on the west side of of, 24 miles per hour. let's give you a live view and on the west side. some delays. this is traffic near white marsh. traffic in pretty good shape once you get closer to the beltway. >> we will make it into the 80's today. you don't want the sunshine to
come out. more sunshine we see, the better chance of severe weather later today. thunderstorms will movement and some could be strong. most of the daylight hours are going to be dry. much cooler tomorrow. it will be 20 degrees cooler with highs in the low 60 bus. dry weather on thursday and friday. don't forget, tune to am 1090 to hear traffic and weather together on the fives. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> have a good day. >> follow breaking news and weather any time at wbaltv.com, and stay connected with us on facebook and twitter.