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degrees above average. we will be in the 80's and into the 90's in some spots. we were 20 degrees warmer yesterday. 63 at the airport with a few scattered clouds. we could see a few scattered thunderstorms develop later today. most of you will have a dry day. a high temperature near 86 degrees. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. first we say good morning to sarah and see what is happening on the roads. >> one thing of notes in the outer loop. there is some police activity. otherwise we're doing quite well. 50 miles per hour on southbound 95. 53 once you get on to the north side of route harford road. the west side isn't great shy. -- is in great shape.
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love the mets on the north and west side outer loop. this is a quick live look outside. we are in great shape on the inner and outer loops this morning. this is the area of frederick and so far so good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now back to you. >> thank you. it appears more people in maryland are having a difficult time finding a job. >> the numbers showed 7000 people lost their jobs last month. jennifer franciotti is live with the details. >> if you have been out of work, this news comes as no surprise. finding another job is not easy. there has been some ups discouraging news release from the state department. maryland's unemployment rate rose to 7.3% in august.
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maryland and florida are the only two states that had an increase in unemployment last month. the rate has dropped since the recession reportedly ended. >> even though the economic output has increased consecutively, the labor market has not caught up with that. some are squeezing more productivity out of existing workers. >> to find out more information, we have a link to the maryland work force exchange. it is on our website. just click on project economy. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the state board of elections is investigating allegations that a candidate used a fake name. rebecca lynn nelson is running
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as a democrat. she said she did what she was told to do. she filled out a form saying they printer rebecca weir nelson rather than her real name. david collins wanted to know more. >> you were banking on the family's name recognition. >> no, i'm banking on the fact that people know my family's character and that we are conservative and that we're concerned about the environment. >> the state is investigating formal complaints that she did not provide written statements, two, two that she was known in the economy as rebecca weir nelson. we will have more on our website. just click on local news. this man was reportedly ordered
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to volunteer at an animal shelter after being charged with animal abuse. he is accused of beating a dog with a pipe. the dog was severely injured and eventually euthanized. prosecutors said he needed to perform 50 hours of community service. the spca is upset and admits there were never consulted about the recommendation. >> maryland requires students to learn about the environment. this move could go as far as requiring students to pass the course to graduate. the state board of education feels these lessons are needed in schools throughout maryland. the state board has decided to hold off on forcing students to
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pass the course in order to graduate. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of a plan to make environmental education a required part of the school curriculum? you can e-mail your response to the landmark health care reform law hits the six month mark. >> polls show the public remains skeptical. kate amara has an update on health care reform. >> good morning. the administration is reintroducing the health-care overhaul to the public today. this comes six months after it was introduced into law. >> we are done. >> health care reform turns six months old.
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president obama will mark the milestone today. >> the president will talk about how reform is already changing people's lives. >> several major changes take effect on thursday. parents are now allowed to insure their students through the age of 25. >> we are putting an end to the worst concerns. >> making preventive care a priority. most policies must now pa $100y ay 100%. >> but according to a new poll, six months after the law was signed, the public does not know what is in it. republicans have pledged to repeal the over all if they regain control of congress.
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the administration believes that strategy will backfire since it would mean taking provisions away from consumers. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> how does the president plan to mark the milestone? >> president obama will stop by a meeting of state insurance commissioners. then he travels to northern virginia for a backyard discussion about health care reform and about the provisions that will go into effect tomorrow. >> thank you. it is 62 degrees on tv hill. the outcome of yesterday's vote on "don't ask, don't tell. >> a bus ride turns into a brawl. some feel
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>> welcome back. it will be a dry wednesday
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morning commute. is a lot warmer than yesterday. we're in the 60's. it will be a much warmer afternoon with high temperatures in the mid 80's later today and a 30% chance for a thunderstorm. for now, to the news desk. >> thank you. nine american troops lost their lives in a helicopter crashed in afghanistan. it is the deadliest helicopter crashed since 2006. this was near the pakistani border. the taliban claimed they shot the chopper down. the exact cause is under investigation. potential votes to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell policy was sidetracked in the senate. they fell short of the votes needed to open the debate. it was a procedural tactic. they reid could rbring
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bill back at a later date. 13,000 people have been discharged under "don't ask, don't tell" since it became law. >> a student shoots at the resource officer. students were forced to evacuate. a student fired a gun. police received claims bombs in the school and found the devices. there is no word on how many verythere were. the student who shot at the officer is now in custody. video on a city bus was released where two women with infants got into a brawl. one woman takes a swing at another woman. one has a baby strapped to her
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chest. the two were pulled apart by other writeriders. oh, my. >> nuts. just nuts. coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. expecteds new ipad is to do a lot for its users. what about bringing a new life into the world? into the world?
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> wednesday morning. we're halfway there.
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>> a whole lot of nothing out there. more good news. let's check on our maps. speed sensors are not picking up any delays now. a quiet ride on 95. we will see some delays surely. 51 miles per hour coming down towards the beltway. 53 of the northwest corner. 56 on the west side. so far so good on the j.f.x.. 57 miiles per hour traveling southbound at shawan road. live amidst traveling on the outer loop northeast side. 11 minutes on southbound 95. this is a live view outside at the toll plaza at sandy point. so far so good. we switch over to a live view of traffic and this is southbound traffic. no delays to report from owings mills down to the beltway.
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that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. >> looking pretty good on the rails. no delays on penn, camden, and brunswick lines so far. light rail is on time. metro subway on time in east and westbound direction. we have a few construction delays on the buses. there is a diversion a white streak and pratt street. there is a diversion at central. now back to tony pann -- there is a diversion at light street and pratt street. >> we will probably see more cloud cover today. right now we're in the low 60's. it is 63 at the airport and in westminster. a bill but cooler up north near the pennsylvania state line. clouds will thicken up as we head through the morning hours.
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we could see some thunderstorms developing across a frontal boundary. we expected to come through here later tonight. the better the chance we will see some scattered showers or thunderstorms. it will happen after 3:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. the surface winds have shifted. temperatures will jump into the upper 80's in some spots. we'll see a mix of sunshine and clouds. it will be warmer than yesterday. we have a chance for a shower or thunderstorm as the front comes true. the a tunnel equinoxes -- the autumnal equinoxe takes place tonight. with his boundary still in the neighborhood, we have a 30%
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chance for a shower or a thunderstorm. i think friday will be the warmest day of the week with temperatures around 90. another cold front moves through friday night and that should not the temperatures back into the 70's. it will stick around and we have a 30% chance for a shower saturday, sunday, monday, and tuesday. it will be much cooler by the beginning of next week. high temperatures in the 60's. >> the big gray bus is trying to pull in customers from amtrak and offering riders more legroom. perks such as free internet access. yahoo! announces a new model and
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that will meet easy access to twitter and facebook fees. the new partnership with another partner that enjoys using widgets. >> jane king joins us live with today's business news in the bloomberg business report. hello, jane. >> good morning. it is all about creative advertising. here's what kfc is doing. they are recruiting teenage college students that where sweat pants that say "double down" on the rear. this year's launch of the bacon and cheese sandwich on two pieces of chicken was its most
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successful sandwich debut ever. women wearing the pants will be handing out gift certificates to reach the target customer, young man. anheuser-busch is announcing plans to push free beer and a hipper image. budweiser will offer free samples for those 21 and up. it is called grab some bud. most stocks did fall yesterday. it was a quiet day even though there was a fed meeting. the willingness to buy more government that is needed. it is a sign the fed is maris about economic growth. home builders broke ground on more homes than expected last month. a study shows credit ratings for cities. the average credit score ready
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for baltimore is 759. that is pretty good. the average person has two open credit cards. the city with the best credit rating. that is business. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> now we know we will give you a pair of sweat pants for christmas. >> there are days i would love to wear them here. jane, thank you. we'll see you back here at 6:15 for your next report. technology is a part of our lives. one family said their ipad played a role in the delivery of their son. >> this woman is a sucker for technology. >> there's an app for that. >> she has always connected. >> i got it for mother's day.
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it came in handy when this one was born. >> she was monitoring her contractions on this ipad. >> this is when i decided to go get my husband. >> when she recognized that she waited too long. >> to late. >> and woke her husband up to tell him the baby could not wait. >> what about getting some coffee? >> this attorney called 911 dispatches to talking through the delivery of his son. >> i feel a close bond with helping to deliver him. >> as he was about to enter the world, a welcome knocked at the door. >> i was never much happier to see anyone other than when the
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paramedics came walking through right about the time that he was ready to be born. i was very pleased to see them. >> you did good. he is doing very well. >> paramedics finished the job on the living room floor. >> this made our day. i told the family that is all downhill. >> they were escorted to the hospital, c'mon let sharing her unique delivery with this hand- held device. >> we made use of technology. >> this baby is already facebook ing. we cannot wait for his first tweet. this was the eighth time the medic has assisted in delivering a baby. he says it is the highlight of
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his job. >> coming up, 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 do you think of a plan to make environmental education a required part of the school curriculum? e-mail your response to
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>> a new series premieres tonight on nbc. it is called "under covers." a married couple starts out as caterers but then get pulled back as cia agents. >> we get to travel all over the world. it is kind of glamorous and exciting. >> you cannot put our show in one specific the genre. >> it also stars someone you may remember from "major dad." it starts tonight right here on wbal tv. you will want to tune in at noon because we will be talking -- it will be sarah talking about the
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actress who plays olivia bentsen. she is jayne mansfield's daughter. >> 62 degrees on tv hill. coming up -- 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.
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bob ehrlich pretends to be for the working guy... but he's not on our side. i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family... and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage. made $2.5 million... working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side.


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