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right now. no precipitation expected. so don't worry about giving yourself extra time this morning. temperature in the 50's. mid 50's in the northern suburbs. in southern pennsylvania temperatures are in the mid to upper 40's. we should make it close to 70. we'll call it partly sunny. the further south you go, the more clouds. the further north, more sunshine. officially partly sunny skies. we have rain in the forecast. i'll talk about that in a few minutes. first over to sarah. hi, sarah. >> welcome. good to see you. as far as what's going on on the area roads, st. paul at 25th. an accident there. also jop i can't, some fire department -- joppa some fire department activity. not dealing with any delays. gets live you a live view. 895 at o'donnell, things are running smoothly north and out of bound through the harbor tunnel. problem-free, fort mchenry. let's give you a live view in the area of liberty.
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west side looks good so far of the beltway. back to you. good morning. >> good morning. >> our big story, we now know the identity of the woman found inside a sewer in north baltimore on friday. >> police say a former boyfriend is behind bars, charged in the case. jennifer franciotti live at police headquarters with the details. >> good morning. police identified the victim elda vasquez. she was reported missing in january of 2008. according to charging documents, her former boyfriend, victor hernandez cruz is facing murder and assault charges. cruz and vasquez were involved in a relationship at the time and reports show she was granted a protectedive order against cruz just a month before she disappeared. her body was found in a man hole in the 500 block of benninghaus road. the document also spells out
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that while vasquez's body was badly decomposed, investigators were able to i.d. the body through the work uniform she was wearing and jewelry that she still had on at the time. according to website, investigate yiffer voice, cruz works at a tgi-fridays in baltimore county. police detectives went to that restaurant sunday afternoon and he allegedly confessed to the killing. right now cruz is being held without bail. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. a baltimore rabbi convicted of sexually molesting a woman half his age is now accused. more inappropriate sexual behavior this morning. the "baltimore sun" reports five more women have come forward alleging the 85-year-old rabbi touched them in a sexual manner, made suggestive comments or in some cases did both. this is video from 1990. three of the women contacted the newspaper and the other two were referred by others. >> baltimore county police are
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searching for a missing boil. michael is a resident of st. vincent's nome timonium. he was last seen on east lake road around 7:30 last night wearing a red or orange shirt with blue jeans. if you have any information on his disappearance, call baltimore county baltimore county police. meanwhile, state police say a 2-year-old by -- boy taken from his home has been found. of -- an amber alert was issued but retracted after tyler's father dropped him 06 at a -- at a relative's house. the father is not in custody. >> police are investigating a traffic stop that ended with an officer shooting a driver. the officer was patrolling an area of route 4 when he tried to pull the driver over. when he finally stopped inside the prince george's county line, a struggle ensued and the officer opened fire. the officer was treated for minor injuries. the suspect, 41-year-old demetrius thompson, also
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suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. >> a paramedic is recovering after he was injured by a patient. authorities say first responders were called to a home on brightside avenue in rosedale yesterday afternoon. officials say when they arrived, the patient became combative. at some point the medic suffered a dislocated shoulder. no charges have been filed. some very sad news to report out of afghanistan this morning. this weekend u.s. troops suffered their worst blow in more than a year. >> eight u.s. troops were killed in a firefight in a remote outpost. it comes as president obama considers a major revision of the u.s. war strategy there. brook hart has more from washington. >> the attack happened in remote eastern fweagfeag -- afghanistan. rugged terrain that's seen intense combat in the eight-year-old war. >> a lot of terrain trees. the enemy can move about, using
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that as protection. >> officials tell nbc news scores of fighters bombarded the u.s. outpost with rifles, grenades and machine-gun fire. u.s. troops radioed for backup and got it but not before eight soldiers were killed. >> there was some bravery up there. they fought a hard fight and fought it very well. >> just friday aboard air force one in copenhagen president obama met with his war general, stanley mcchrystal. >> we must redefine the fight. >> mcchrystal had just told an audience in london shrinking troop levels wore "short sighted." >> ideaally it's better for military advice to come up through the chain of command. >> mcchrystal also wants to shift u.s. troops with a from remote outposts to better protect cities fpble >> we've got a stiff fight in front of us in the coming 18 months whether embedded with the population or fighting in the frontier. these are very dangerous, tough people. >> not all taliban. >> you also have many villageers who have simply
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angry that there are american troops in afghanistan and they're fighting to defend their own territory. >> as poll show more americans, too, want u.s. troops home. president obama's senior advisors meet twice this week to debate a new strategy. the national security advisor says troops are just one part of the president's decision. in washington, brook hart, wbal-tv 11 news. >> you know how the saying he's going, you can't win them auto. unfortunate dematly that proved true for the ravens yesterday. new england quarterback tom brady seemed to shake off the rust that dogged him the first three weeks of the season, rushing for one touchdown and also throwing for one. that snapped the ravens' three-game streak of keeping the rushers out of the end zone. joe flacco threw the ball 47 times for 264 yards two scores. but that also kept willis mcgahee and ray rice from getting their usual touches. still it came down to the final 30 seconds when mark clayton dropped a pass that could have
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continued a game-winning drive. the final score, new england 27, baltimore ravens 21. keith mills will have more highlights and reaction later in sports. >> as the nation rides out the recession, wal-mart hopes to get an early lead in retail sales by offering early deals. while most people scrnt even bought halloween candy yet, wal-mart is offering 100 toys at $10 a pop for early halloween shoppers. they include tonca cars, barbies. some say spending $10 here and there eases their budget troubles and they won't have to spend a big lump sum to purchase presents. will early holiday deals entice you to begin shopping sooner? email your response to >> 49 degrees on tv hill. coming up, a free flu clinic and -- flu shot clinic in howard county becomes the largest in the country. >> details on the raging
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wildfires in california that continue to create damage and threaten thousands of homes. >> and here's -- that's not what i was talking about. that's the california wildfire video.
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>> welcome back. good morning. nice and quiet on this monday morning. 55 degrees downtown. partly cloudy skies. don't expect any precipitation today. a couple of clouds. but for the most part it should be smooth sailing let's look at the bus stop forecast. temperatures to be in the 50's, under partly cloudy skies. it should be quiet when you pick them up as well. partly sunny this afternoon with a high temperature either side of 70. i'll be back with the seven-day forecast in a few minutes. >> thank you, tony. "covering the nation" this morning, a raging wildfire in southern california has burned more than 4,000 acres. the so-called sheep fire has leveled three homes and threatens at least 2,000 more. governor swoipswoip has
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declared a state -- arnold schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency for that area. gusty winds are making it tough to contain the blaze. >> the first monday in october means the u.s. supreme court meets to hear arguments. justice sonya sotomayor will take her seat for first time. some issues include corporate political spending, dogfighting videos, and a cross in the desert. the court will also hear several other cases with broad implications such as the second amendment right to self-defense. 5:12. 49 degrees. coming up, a new study indicates more children are being diagnosed with autoism. >> and if you invest, you might want to watch out for ponzi schemes like bernie madoff's. how to protect yourself, next. >> a new accident, eastbound i-70 plus jammed conditions on the west side. ♪
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>> hello. everybody have a good weekend? >> yeah. i wish it could have lasted a little longer. just one more day maybe >> i'm with you on that. >> let's check your morning commute, see what's going on. we have some delays on the west side. they're not due to this accident eastbound i-70 at security. we have delays due to construction that's late clearing in the outer loop between security and edmondson. you're going to find heavy conditions. first, st. paul at 25th in the city, we have an accident there. another problem spot in parkville at east joppa some fire department activity. there's a building fire there. 14 minutes on the outer loop west side. that the added construction delay there. 11 minutes, outer loop northeast side. and five minutes southbound 95 from the 895 split to the fort mchenry. a live view traffic on the west side. it is barically moving at i-70.
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hopefully they will get that construction out there have shortly. that is impacting traffic on the west side. jammed conditions approaching i-70. let's give you a live view on another spot. liberty. actually we switched it around. we'll let you know how liberty is doing the next time. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. go to kurt kronke of the m.t.a. good morning, kurt. hope you had a great weekend. >> i did. thank you very much. we are looking good so far on the marc trains no. delays to report. also, light rail on time from hunt valley to cromwl station. metro on time in both directions. on the buses, a few diversions including the 17 at corporate and international due to construction. for the m.t.a. transit team, i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. welcome back. >> thanks good to be back. good to bring nice weather, at least at the onset. we have some rain to talk about over the next couple of days
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but right now partly cloudy, low 50's. 52 in frederick. the temperatures aren't going to move all that much through the morning. they'll stay steady to mid to upper 50's. a system passing by to our south has a lot of rain with it. it has going to stay south across the carolinas and eventually moving offshore. it's producing cloud cover this morning. that is going to be moving southbound as that system to our south moves off to the coast. no problems with this system as i mentioned. it will stay south of us. high pressure protecting us at least for the time being. we have an active southern branch of the jetstream. that is going to produce rain for us by the time we get into the middle portion of the week. forecast for today then, partly sunny skies. high temperatures, the range between 67 and 72 degrees. the west wind at 10 to 15. i'll call it pleasant. west wind, 10 to 15 knots. there is a small craft advisory in effect. wave heights around a foot. the bay water temperatures,
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upper 60's to around 70. high tide 7:36. 8:23 respectively. tonight partly cloudy skies, seasonably cool. temperatures drop back into the upper 40's in the cooler suburbs. low 50's in the city. let's take a look at insta-weather future cast. the time frame at 8:00 tomorrow morning. still watching the stuff off to our south. some of the moisture as the high pressure moves off the coast is going to sneak up towards us. by the late afternoon and evening hours, there's a slight chance we could see some rain. a better chance for showers tuesday night into wednesday morning. during the day wednesday, a very strong cold front he's going through. that is going to bring showers and possibly even a thunderstorm. i think everything will sweep off the coast by the time we get into the afternoon hours on wednesday. and it should clear up. and thursday looks like a decent day as well. 72, high temperature on tuesday with that chance for showers in the evening. on wednesday, a chance for showers in the morning as the front he's going by. then clearing up.
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dry and cool on thursday. as we go into the weekend a chance for showers late friday, early saturday morning. then a chance for rain again on sunday. >> in this morning's "consumer alert," some small businesses are working with state programs to keep workers on the payroll. 17 states offer a work sharing program, allowing employers to combine fewer work hours with partial unemployment benefits. for instance, companies could cut the employee back to 80% of their former hours and get 20% of what we would get in unemployment benefits. workers still get their benefits like health insurance and employers keep valuable employees. but it costs employers more nun employment insurance and employees could burn up much of their job loss protection as well. investment analysts say madoff-like ponzi schemes are easy to start, hard to stop, but can ab voided. analysts say protect yourself by looking into anyone who offers an investment scheme
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that's too good to be true, especially if they pair it with a free lunch. also check the broker's record with the state securities administrator. if you're scammed, contact that state office to get the scammer shut down quickly. >> the latest from wall street. investors hope a key economic report helps people recover from some of the losses. good morning, jane. >> thank you. good morning, stan. wall street focusing on the services industry today. things like haircuts and other services. according to economists surveyed, the services industry stabilized last month after 11 straight drops. the index of non-manufacturing businesses makes up almost 90% of the economy. so it is a biggy. and home building, which is included, may no longer be a drag on growth as steadier demand trims the property glut. former federal reserve chairman alan greenspan said over the weekend the federal government should not consider a new stimulus package.
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even though he says unemployment will likely hit 10% and "stay there for a while," greenspan also said only 40% of the $787 billion stimulus package is currently in place. as for the markets, we had a fourth day of declines friday on that disappointing jobs report. right now stock futures pointing to a higher start. bruce willis' latest role is turning heads. bell very deer also exports french wine and makes luxury bottles for alcoholic beverages. that's business news at the new york stock exchange. i'm jane king, bloomberg news reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> we are all in agreeance, we love the outfit. >> thank you very much. >> see you back here at 6:15. >> 5:21. 49 degrees. coming up, another look at your morning commute with traffic and weather together. >> plus can flu mask help
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protect you from getting the flu? >> and don't forget to email your answer to our "question of the day." will early holiday deals entice you to begin shopping sooner? email your response to
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>> in this morning's "medical alert," thousands of hem showed up in columbia to receive free flu shots and never had to leave their cars. >> there you go. >> thank you. >> participants rolled in, rolled up their sleffs, the good a free flu shot, and rolled on out.
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some children opted for the nasal spree. the department plans to deliver about 6,000 doses. >> even though they've had to wait up to an hour, they seem to be really appreciative that we're here doing this free flu clinic. >> this was the fourth year for the clinic held a month early to make way for the swine flu vaccine. state officials say the first shipments of that vaccine are expected to arrive tomorrow. >> maybe you've seen them. folks around the world were supporting flu masks to help prevent them from catching the flu virus. but a doctor claims the mask, while they do no harm, show no proof of doing any good either. dr. pearl says wearing the mask in public may give a false sense of security and states floss research dated to prove wearing a mask is an effective tool to prevent the flu. she claims the best way to prevent spreading the flu is frequent hand washing, coughing into your elbow rather than your hand, and use
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hand-sanitizers. it's found 1% of the population has been diagnosed with some form of autism. >> the disorder can include a wide range of symptoms. >> you have to kind of make him sometimes. >> karla learned her 13-year-old son keith had autism when he was a toddler. >> keith is not very verbal. so it was difficult for me when he was younger because he would throw a lot of tantrums. i couldn't understand what was wrong. >> according to a new study one in every 91 children in the u.s. has been diagnosed with some form of autism. higher than the previous estimate of one in 150 children. >> we're not surprised by this. we've been tracking this nationally through state agencies and school districts. and their numbers are falling in line with what the study is showing. >> better diagnosis and awareness may account for part of the increase. but some point to other
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factors. >> we've been subjected to numerous chemicals and neurotoxins over the last century. >> the study is based on surveys of more than 78,000 of parents of children between the ages of 3 and 17. but since verbal interviews were used to gather the information, some doctors are skeptical of the accuracy. >> when we're dealing with parent report, we don't know who actually gave the label and was it an accurate label. >> the study also found 40% of children who had at one time been diagnosed with a form of autism no longer meet that criteria. >> children who lose the diagnose of autism typically will have some other symptoms if you look carefully enough. >> he's very unpredictable. >> a puzzling disorder that according to the study is being diagnosed more often with more and more families looking for resources. >> the survey indicated boys are four times more likely than girls to have autistic characteristics and they are
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more often white or black or multi-racial. parents with half the kids of autism describe the condition as mild. supporters of the study say it should be a wake-up call for more services to help families with autistic children. 5:27. 49 degrees. coming up in the next half-hour of lutlut -- 11 news today -- >> police make an arrest after a woman's body is found inside a man hole. details are next. >> i'm nikole killion in washington. another crucial week of meetings for the president on afghanistan. details coming up. >> and i'm tony pann. we're watching rain on the h.d. doppler off to our south. that's going to sneak towards us during the middle of the week. jar?
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