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afternoon because it will be breezy and quite pleasant. you can see the last of the showers are moving offshore. it is centered over the bay right now. high pressure will build in behind it. it will give us mostly sunny skies today. the wind will be added the northwest gusting up to 25 miles per hour. it will be a little breezy out there. 55 in the outlying suburbs tonight. clear skies and we are in store for a fabulous weekend. >> good morning. things are looking not too bad at all. we have some downed wires at hanover street. one area to watch. otherwise, we are looking very nice around the area. 11 minutes on the outer loop west side and topside.
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a smooth ride as you head down to washington. a look at the topside, this is by exit 24. you can say the inner and outer loops are moving just fine. this is the beltway at frederick road. 95 is checking out ok. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back over to you. >> tragedy strikes one of the most unlikely of places. it is typically considered a safe haven. >> the man opened fire at one of the most respected places in the nation, johns hopkins hospital. he shot a doctor. jennifer franciotti is live outside johns hopkins with details. what is the latest? >> the gunman has been identified as paul pardus from virginia. he got upset after receiving some medical information about
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his mother. he pulled out a gun and shot a doctor. that doctor has been identified as dr. david cohen. after the shooting, security called police who responded with a variety of other agencies. they prodded swat teams. pardus was barricaded inside the room with his mother who was confined to a hospital bed. at one point, parts of the hospital were evacuated. police learned something had happened inside the room. they went in to find pardus dead from single gunshot wounds to the head. >> at this point, we're treating this case as a murder suicide. >> as far as dr. cohen is
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concerned, he suffered a gunshot wound and spent much of the day in surgery. we do not have an update on his condition. we were told his condition is survivable. a lot of people are asking, how could a government get into a hospital with a gun? we will have more answers to that ansquestion coming out. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> you can keep up to date with the latest developments at our website, we do want to know what you think. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what changes do you think need to be done to johns hopkins security? e-mail your response to >> police are on the lookout for three suspects accused of sexually assaulting a woman in
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anne arundel county. this happened on saturday morning. this was an odenton. the victim was dragged into the woods and sexually assaulted. if you have any information on this case, you are urged to call anne arundel county police. >> two people are waking up behind bars after being accused of holding a woman against her will. germaine smith-bey and kimberly stacy king are charged with attempted murder. it was reported that two picked up a woman in baltimore city. we're told she was coherent. she was driven to gmc. but she slipped into a coma. >> on september 9, the victim awoke from the coma and was able to talk to police investigators.
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she said that for the past year, she had been held captive in an apartment in reisterstown and that she had been beaten over that time by the suspects in this case. >> police say the suspects kept the woman locked inside a bathroom in reisterstown where she was only fed two to three times a week. the victim is listed in critical condition. for more on this case, log onto our website, >> the search for an escaped inmate has come to an end. there were arrested without incident in washington state. police say paul palmer made up a medical injury to break free from hand restraints on friday. he now faces additional charges.
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gina distefano faces charges of harboring a fugitive. two men held up a pharmacy on wednesday. police arrived on the scene after a guard fired several shots at the suspects. the names have not been released. >> now to a project report. what can you do in just two seconds? >> teenagers are asked to take that amount of time. we have more from kate amara. >> good morning. the government -- >> take two seconds to turn off your cell phone and take control of your safety before getting
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behind the wheel. young drivers are being asked to make that pledge today. >> for every two seconds you take your eyes from the road, you double your crash risk. you can injure or kill somebody. >> 86% of teenagers have driven while distracted even though 84% know it is dangerous. >> put down your cell phone. teenagers feel that they cannot multitask and do both. they cannot. >> more than 1/3 of teenage drivers have nearly crashed because of distracted driving. >> the percentages are off the charts with other teenagers in cars. >> this date may be targeted two teenagers, but it is a reminder to all drivers.
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keep your eyes and your attention on the road and keep the distraction turned off. aaa said parents can help by modeling good behavior. if your kids see you texting while driving, they will think it is ok. kate amara reporting. start while they are young. >> what else is in that report? >> some of disturbing facts. of the teenagers surveyed, 60% admit they have talked on their cell phones while driving. texters send 23 texts while driving in the last month. >> kate amara, thank you. i do not like those numbers. 66 degrees on tv hill. an alleged acid attack was a
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>> good friday morning. it is 68 degrees downtown. it is september 17. it will be pretty nice today. this is the last friday of the summer. we had a cold front moved through last night. we will be dry air today with highs in the low 80's. >> thank you. the woman who claimed she was attacked with acid is reportedly saying she made the whole thing up. authorities say she doused her own face with acid. police did not believe her story. there was a lack of clear information. after authorities searched her parents' home, she confessed.
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there is no word on any charges being filed. >> a wrong turn ended in tragedy. this happened in west palm beach yesterday morning. said ariff's deputy passenger in the car was killed. the driver was in critical condition. nobody was inside the store at the time. it is not clear what caused the court to crash. the car was going any higher rate of speed. >> 66 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg financial news in the bloomberg business report. ♪ i like your messy hair ♪ i like the clothes you wear ♪ i like the way you sing ♪ and when you dance with me
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> we did get some rain yesterday which we needed. >> it was a little bit what coming in today. it doesn't appear to be causing any problems. we have some downed wires in east patapsco in hanover street in the city. otherwise, we're looking nice around the area. 66 in the northeast corner of the beltway. 65 on the topside of the beltway. 61 on the west side of the beltway. we give you a live look outside. this is the beltway at exit 24, the harrisburg expressway. the inner and outer loops are moving just fine. this is the west side of the beltway at frederick road. 83 is checking out ok as well.
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that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. good morning. >> we are looking pretty good out there on the light rail spirit no delays in glen bernie. metro subway is on time. the marc trains have on-time service in both directions. we have a diversion affecting the 10 and 30 buses at light street and pratt street because of construction. now back to sandra shaw. >> this is the last friday of the summer season as we begin fall next week. we saw the passage of a cold front last night. showers and storms are basically moving offshore. now we're going to clear out. high pressure will build in for the weekend and beyond. 68 downtown. 66 at the airport.
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70 over around easton and st. michael. it will become sunny. you could see some clouds. there is a slight chance for some rain. much cooler than yesterday. in baltimore yesterday, we saw a high of 86 degrees at the airport. 83 today. the wind will be a factor. we could see gusts around 25 miles per hour. it will be a pleasant 84 degrees down around ocean city today. nw winds around the bay and the waves will only be about two feet. the normal low is 66 degrees. the record low is 44. tonight, pretty great if you
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have any outdoor plants. 55 in the outlying areas. 62 downtown. the front is near the chesapeake bay. low pressure will direct it along. it is a contrast between the high and low that will give us that blustery wind flow. hurricane igor is not a category 3 storm with 125 mile per hour sustained winds. it will likely make landfall some time at bermuda. juliet is not expected to affect the u.s. -- julia is not expected to affect the u.s. mainland. 78 on monday. 78 and summit on tuesday. we are dry through at least tuesday.
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>> federal express is making a reduction in its work face. plans to cut full-time employees and closed at 100 facilities. they are consolidating. this move will start at the end of january. they expect moderate growth in the global economy. new rules for selling seafood for a grocery chain. whole foods world out the new system. chris clackum has the details. >> the seafood awareness campaign means next to the signs spelling out margins on the seafood. do not expect to see signs steering youth away from certain species. >> this is an area where some people have some confusion. >> whole foods has adopted a new system.
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green signifies a fish in abundance that is caught responsibly. >> they are not depleting the resources. they are not harming the environment while fishing. >> yellow, the species may be over fished. red indicates the fish is suffering. whole foods still offers them to send a message to. >> we want to keep these vendor partners an opportunity to make changes to their operations. >> changes at that are recommended by the informant to a group that is advising whole foods, where customers are already more satisfied. >> it would make me think twice before i bought something. >> some retailers have stopped offering certain seafood's because of the way they are caught. chris clackum, nbc news.
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>> looking for a cheap date? how about a trip to a museum for free? jane king joins us with a look at the business news in the bloomberg business report. tgif. >> happy friday to you, too. how about a free trip to a museum? more than 1000 museums nationwide will be letting people in for free on september 25. this is a celebration of museum day. go to the smithsonian website and prints a ticket. some are getting smart ships from toyota. futures were looking pretty strong for the start of trading. we do have a report on inflation. we had a mixed close yesterday. research in motion is giving
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apples i fought a run for its money. it was the most successful launch in history. they are forecasting revenue higher than analysts expectations. they may introduce new products at the upcoming conference at the end of this month. jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. >> 66 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll get another look at your morning commute with traffic and weather together. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what changes, if any, do you think need to be done to johns hopkins security? e-mail your response to
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>> we have learned some areas of baltimore county have experienced a bedbug infestation. >> some pest control companies are trying to take control of the situation by bringing in man's best friend. >> finding bedbugs is no problem for this dog. >> he basically helps us find bedbugs. >> this bedbug-sniffing beagle knows when there is a problem.
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forle have trusted dogs centuries. it was only natural to train them to sniff out these blood- sucking pests. >> we have been doing this for about three years now. he gets rewarded when he finds the blogs. >> bedbugs often hide in places where they cannot be seen. nose can be the best tools for finding them. >> when you come into a hotel room, it will be magnified so it will be easy for him. >> he has a 96% accurate rating when it comes for finding live bedbugs and their eggs. >> they are hunting dogs by nature. he can get under things. they are high energy.
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we can do 100 rooms a day without problems. >> his nose takes a rest before he gets ready to do it all over again tomorrow. >> we got rid of the bedbug but this fully probllea >> i think dogs are amazing. coming up next half-hour -- >> a day after a gunman opens fire, there are questions about security at johns hopkins. details are next. >> showers moved through last night. i have your weekend weather forecast. >> we have some good news. those downed wires in the city are now clear. everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes.
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but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician. definitely.
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es tax on everything you buy? that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news da


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