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reintroducing it to the public today. >> all good things must come to an end. when can we expect to see some rain? tony will have the forecast as we continue right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good wednesday morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> right now. >> summer it will hang on for awhile. we do have some rain in the forecast. we are still a little behind. most of you will enjoy the rain if you get it at your house. we have partly cloudy skies and 62 degrees at the airport. it is significantly warmer at this time then we were yesterday. we are a good 10 degrees above
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average and a chance for some scattered thunderstorms late this afternoon and into this evening. first we say good morning to sarah and check on the roads. >> bad news for those traveling westbound on 70 approaching woodbine road. there is an accident that involves an overturned tractor trailer. all westbound lanes are closed. mount vernon place, there will be some closures as of 7:00 a.m. in both directions because of the book festival. southbound 95, another an overturned vehicle. watch for delays developing their coming down from havre de grace. this is a live view of traffic. 95 south of aberdeen. we are looking for delays because of that accident.
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there is a police activity in frederick. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the lines are growing for people looking for work. >> the latest unemployment figures are trending in the wrong direction. jennifer franciotti is live downtown with more on this. good morning. >> if you have been out of work, this news comes as no surprise. finding a job is not easy. there is discouraging news. maryland's unemployment rate rose unemployment7.3% in august. there was a significant increase in unemployment in maryland and florida. the number dropped since the
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recession reportedly ended. >> the labor market will always lag the recovery. the economic output has increase. the labor market has not caught up with that. in terms of getting by with squeezing more productivity out of existing workers. >> there is a website to help marylanders out of work of finding a job. is the maryland workforce exchange. we have posted a link on our website. click on project economy. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the news is not all bad. 200 new jobs will be created and the transmission plants in white marsh. this is thanks to a government grant. it was approved by the government. there is good news for a change on the housing market. new-home construction saw its biggest surge in nearly a year.
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new-home starts grew nearly 10%. the smaller condo and apartment construction market increased %y 32 >> a security officer said he saw surveillance video and identified gary collins by his distinct walk. the defense argued that jermaine murray did not have authority to be working there at the time. there was a double shooting. officials are reviewing the emergency plan. they will meet with city police to enforce security protocols. police officials continued to investigate their own protocols during last thursday's shooting
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at hopkins. >> police are looking for suspects in edgewood. an attack happened before 8:00 p.m. at pulaski highway. the victim was offered a ride home by a woman driving a silver-colored car. she was attacked with a stun gun while inside by two white males. one of foam is described in this composite sketch. she managed to escape. anyone with information is asked to call the harford county sheriff's office. a shipping company is paying millions of dollars to several states for illegally dumping contaminated waste into area waters. video shows crewmembers dumping about 6,000 gallons of waste and sludge into the water recently. it is not clear where the
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dumping took place. irika shipping admitted to covering it up. they will pay $5 million in fines. some will be used to clean up the chesapeake bay. >> maryland is becoming the first state to require students to become environmentally literate. lessons are already a part of the teaching schedule. the chesapeake bay foundation is leading the charge to making this an interval part to the curriculum. the state board stopped short to enforced to take and pass these courses 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? e-mail your response to again, that is >> the landmark health care reform law hits the six month
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market tomorrow. new polls show the public still remains skeptical. kate amara joins us live from our washington bureau with more on the story. >> the white house is reintroducing the health-care overhaul. this comes six months after it was signed into law. >> we are done. >> on thursday, health care reform turns six months old. the president will highlight the patient's bill of rights. >> he will talk about how reform is already changing people's lives for the better. >> several changes take effect on thursday. parents can in sure their children through the age of 25. >> we're putting an end to that. >> and making preventative care
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a priority. most must pay 100% for a list of services. >> it is better to keep children healthy in the first place. >> six months after the law was signed, the public still does not know what is in it. republicans have pledged to repeal it or try to starve the programs of funding. the administration believes that strategy will backfire since it will mean taking benefits away from consumers. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> how does the president planned to mark the milestone today? >> by marking it publicly. he will drop in on a meeting this morning of state insurance commissioners. then he travels to northern virginia where he hosts a backyard discussion on the
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health care overhaul and on the policies that are going into effect starting tomorrow. >> kate amara, thank you. have a great day. >> 62 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> a much anticipated vote on the gis in the military. it will have to wait a bit longer. >> the baltimore book festival is this weekend. it is about more than just books. we have a presentation of cabaret going on. stay tuned for details. >> traveling westbound i-70, >> traveling westbound i-70, some
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>> a very good wednesday morning to you. we're talking about the 15th annual baltimore book festival. 66 degrees in mount vernon. we are at the washington monument. we have more than 200 local and celebrity authors who will be here. the 49-year theater will be here. it is quite a reputation. >> this weekend we will be doing some cabaret, some of the great troll park musical, and we will end up with "a little night music." this is our fifth or sixth year. >> we want to hear reducing. go to it.
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you can tell us what they are singing. >> sure the correct go for it. >> this is sally bowles. this is her signature song, "cabaret." this is tim elliott. he is the master of ceremonies. >> you guys sound great. we have our own superstar. our producer is in the feeder. he is in that production as well. tony will want to learn more about that. things are looking good. you can keep singing if you like. we do see a line of storms
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approaching with a front. nothing will get through later tonight. other than that, we're still going to be feeling more like summer. fall begins tonight. these guys sound great. >> wonderful. we need some video if he is in the production. he will not volunteer that information to >> you have to dig deeper to see what role he is playing. >> we need pictures and we will put them on tv. >> there you go. we will talk to her again in the next half-hour. all kinds of things happening at the baltimore book festival. it is warmer than yesterday. 62 at the airport. it is a little cooler up north. we're starting to pick up some- cloud cover coming out of the mountains. you will see more of that later
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this afternoon. there is some rain upstream. it is associated with a cold front that will drift through here tonight. the better the chance for rain as the front gets here. we will see a chance for some stars after 3:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. the wind turns to the southwest and that will pump in some summer-like temperatures. we will be between 83 and 88. a mixture of sunshine and a few clouds late this afternoon. sunrise and 6:54. overnight, a chance for a shower. takestumnal equinoxes place tonight. the summer temperatures will stick around. mid to upper 80's on thursday
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and friday with a chance for a thunderstorm. a big drop off as we head into the beginning of next week. we have 830% chance for a shower this weekend. we will drop -- we have a 30% chance for a shower at this weekend. >> we do have some problems out there. two overturned vehicles. westbound 70 approaching woodbine road. two right lanes are still close. only the left lane is squeezing by. we're also looking at a problem at southbound 95 past aberdeen. the an overturned vehicle has been moved to the side. everything's looking good on the rest of the major roadways. mount vernon place will close in both directions from st. paul over towards cathedral for the
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book festival. this is 95 just south of aberdeen. the an overturned vehicle has been moved over to the side. no sign of the latest here. you will start to slow as you get closer to woodbine. >> the senate has blocked efforts to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. the effort to bring the defense authorization bill failed to get enough votes to go to the floor for a vote. some may be willing to allow the vote after the defense report after the november elections. the chief economic adviser will be stepping down by year's end. larry summers will leave his post at the end of 2010. he is the director of the national economic council. he will return to harvard
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university where he has served as president. his departure comes as the administration struggles with poor reviews on handling the economy. seven officials have been arrested on 53 counts of lining their own pockets with city funds. they were arrested yesterday and charged with taking more than $5.5 million from the bankrupt suburbs and using it to pay their inflated salaries. they're scheduled for arraignment later today. >> the big gray dog is chasing the train. greyhound wants to take business travelers away from amtrak and the airlines. greyhound is offering extra legroom and rock-bottom fares
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and perks such as free internet access. checking on wall street, jane king has this morning's bloomberg business report. >> we had a mixed close yesterday. the report has been continuing to drag down the value of the dollar on wars there could be less demand for u.s. assets. the bloomberg baltimore index fell. the federal housing finance industry is expected to say the prices of homes fell. turkey day air fares are down. the average round-trip ticket and you could end up paying more than $200 more if you fly out on the tuesday before thanksgiving and return on sunday. an extra $30 if you fly on peak
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days. some airlines are reluctant to add new flights. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 62 degrees on tv hill. another check on weather and traffic straight ahead. >> john harbaugh has 15,000 reasons to be sorry for something that happened on the field in cincinnati. >> 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 >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. a busy ride out there. there is an overturned tractor trailer blocking two right lanes. there are delays on southbound
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95 that the fort mchenry toll plaza. there is a disabled truck there. there is an overturned vehicle in aberdeen. 95 just south of aberdeen is moving well despite the early accident. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> things are pretty quiet. we have a few high, thin clouds. temperatures are warmer than yesterday. it is 62 at the airport. we will make it up to 86 with a chance for a thunderstorm late this afternoon. but first here's the man, keith mills. >> you are too kind. the ravens will jump back on the practice field as they readied for their home opener on sunday against the cleveland browns. the nfl fined john harbaugh for impermissible contact on line judge ron marinucci. animated in
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showing terrell suggs did nothing wrong in his tackle of carson palmer. it was a pitiful call. jaunt was fined $15,000 and says it was well deserved the " there is no doubt about. t it. cannot touch an official. i have no problem with it. >> john was with gerry sandusky last night. the orioles go for a sweep. they lost 16 of 18 to the red sox last year. this is a big deal for the orioles. they broke open a tight game to win 9-1. ty wigginton. watch this. this one goes about 306. but it still when 306.
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three-run home run. luke scott scores nick markakis. matt wieters and that pitch went 58 feet. orioles win 9-1 and clinched a tie of the season series. the ncaa lacrosse tournament will be back in baltimore this spring and in 2014. >> thank you. 62 degrees on tv hill. much more to come in the next half-hour of 11 news today. >> the latest unemployment numbers are out. the news is not good for maryland. details are next. >> what is in a name? plenty, if you are one candidate looking to change how it will appear on the ballot this november. we will explain. >> from books to bartender.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> we are in the low 60's. it should be dry for the morning commute. there's a change in the temperature. we expect a high of 86 this afternoon. for now, over to the news desk.
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>> a bump in the road took several more marylanders into the unemployment line. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more on the story. >> the job market is very frustrating and it is hard to tell somebody out of work that things are getting better. the job market always lags behind recovery. there was an auction on tuesday. the building was auctioned off for $20.5 million. there was the release of discouraging data. the numbers show maryland's unemployment rate rose to 7.3% in august. maryland and florida are the only states that recorded a significant increase in unemployment last month. >> is this a trend?
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i think it is more of a zig then a trend. >> but the jobless rate is always a point of contention in an election year. bob ehrlich said today's report reforms the o'malley administration does not understand how to create jobs. said he'malley understands the frustration of marylanders, which is why the state expanded its job search website. job seekers can post their resumes. it is important to note the unemployment rate has dropped since the recession reportedly ended. >> the labor market will always like the recovery. even though the economic output has increased consecutively, the labor market has not caught up with that. firms have been getting by with
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squeezing more productivity out of the existing workers. >> if you have not visited the workforce exchange website, we have posted a link on our website, reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the maryland green party candidate for u.s. senate is dead after an accident along a prince george's county road. she was bicycling when she was struck by a woman driving a cadillac. the woman driving did not stop thinking she hit a deer or dog. she found the bicycle lost under her suv. the woman was taken to the hospital but died early tuesday. there are allegations that a candidate used a fake name to win at last week's primary.
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rebecca lynn nelson had her baname on the ballot as rebecca weir nelson. her opponents say she is trying to cash in on her family's name to win votes. >> you are banking on name recognition to help propel you into office. >> people know my family's character. we are conservative and concerned about the informant. >> officials say even as they rule against her, it is unlikely her wind will be disqualified. >> a bizarre sense for a man convicted of animal cruelty. back in august, a man was convicted of beating a dog severely. prosecutors agreed to drop the case in return for community service at the maryland spca. officials turned him away saying
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they are dumbfounded as to what a judge thought it was an appropriate since. >> this recommendation would not have been made if the abuse happened to the children. if the court what rehabilitation, it would be safer. >> the spca was never consulted about the recommendation. it is not clear what alternate sentenced chambers will have to serve. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> we have an update on the accident on was down 70. some delays are forming approaching mount airy. we have an updated location. in terms of other problem spots, we have some in the city. watch for that woodlawn drive. another one at calvert and 30th that does involve an overturn
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the call. mount vernon was shut down because of the baltimore book festival. there is a disabled truck. this is a quick live look outside. 95 south of aberdeen. an overturned vehicle has been moved to the side. this is 70 in the area of 29. further west, watch for delays. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. sandra shaw joins us live downtown previewing the baltimore book festival. >> we have a variety of artists and food and drink. check out these drinks. this is quite a feast. the green pit bull smoothie. this is a bit intense. you just came up with that. >> we have some cherry tomatoes,
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lemon vodka, and rye whiskey. >> that sounds amazing. you do sustainable farming and do all organic request we're trying to promote sustainability. that is one of our big hit to. >> i would take a sip of that but i think it is early. . >> we have pineapple juice, soy milk, protein powder, and banana. >> that sounds amazing. you can pour me that. it opens at 11:00 if you want to have a pitbulls mo smoothie. they love the dogs there. today would be a great day to have a green people to cool off. we could see scattered thunderstorms later today. on thursday and friday, we will
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stay in the heat before a much cooler weekend. i will try this pit bull. it is amazing. come out and try it for yourself. >> you will be barking later this morning. play along with may. >> 62 degrees on tv hill. an unusual competition is going on in china. we'll show you the daring young men in their flying machines.
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>> the massachusetts police
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department is taking a zen approach to law enforcement. some of the parking tickets, and envelopes that have yoga positions. there is instructions on how to de-stress through the yoga positions. the yoga envelopes were not expensive to produce. >> a competition in china is showing just how difficult the wright brothers had it. dozens of vehicles were launched. many crash and sunk. or fell. they were billed for the appearance of the aerodynamics. fashion over function. the winner troweled more than 203 feet before crashing in the traveled the winner trouble
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more than two under 3 feet before crashing in the water. 62 degrees on tv hill. >> not good if he crashed into the rescue boat. weather-wise, things are pretty quiet right now. we have a touch of summer in the seven-day forecast. 62 degrees at
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>> welcome back. the man accused of shooting and killing a maryland state trooper will appear in court today. a preliminary hearing is schedule today. williams is accused of killing wesley brown after brown removed him from a restaurant back in june. williams is charged with first- degree murder. three men are recovering after
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two separate shootings. one was on bel air road. two men were shot. the second shooting happened just after 3:00 a.m. this morning on bell avenue. one man was shot twice in the hip. maryland is on the way to focus on lessons on the environment in school. the chesapeake bay foundation is leading the charge to make environmental education an integral part of the curriculum. they have stopped short stint in forcing students to take and pass instrumental courses in order to graduate. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what do you think of a plan to make environmental education a required part of the school
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curriculum? >> we will post more of your answers on the front page of our website, >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. there are some problems to watch for. we start on 70 just past mount airy. there is an overturned tractor
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trailer taking up the two right lanes. let's move in and show you some other problems. this isn't glen oaks. it -- this is in the glen oaks. there is an accident at calvert and 30th. watch for closures at cathedral for the book festival as of 7:00 a.m. there are some delays forming on the west side. 16 minutes to you through that west side stretch. 11 minutes on the outer loop northeast side. eight minutes towards the harbor tunnel. there is your pace of things. it will continue all the way towards edmundson. 70 looks pretty good at 29. you'll find delays closer to mount airy. we go live to sandra shaw for more on the book festival. >> it kicks off at noon on
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friday until noon -- mark is with me. you are a local author. tell me about yearbook. >> this is a book on baltimore jazz history. i wrote it with eight of my students. it came out in july. it traces the history of baltimore jazz starting from you up until the present day. my students were excited about the project. they got to do research and put their name on a book. >> congratulations. you will find -- yearbook is on internet dating. >> i am the co-author. we have put together a collection of true stories about trying to find a real
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colconnection in a virtual world. there are some happy endings. >> it sounds good. you can check in out here at the baltimore book festival. let's check in lawyer hd doppler patrick is quiet. you can see a line of showers and storms. it is going to be hot for this first day at fall and will stay warm through friday. somebody sent me a book. "epiphanies never occurred to couch potatoes." you should check it now. from internet dating to the local jazz scene picric you have it all. thank you. one of baltimore's oldest, 15 years old. it is a lot of fun. weather-wise, it is nice and
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quiet. yesterday we were in the 40's at this time. 66 downtown. 62 at the airport. 65 in parkton. we're starting to pick up some high, thin cloud cover. it will be a beautiful sunrise in progress. we could see some thunderstorms often or northwest associated with a weak cold front. the closer the cold front gets to us, the better chance we will pick up a thunderstorm. it will be dry today. we could see some scattered thunderstorms from that front. we have created a southwest wind that will jump the temperatures significantly this afternoon. a mixture of sunshine and clouds. we have a 30% chance for a storm
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today. sunrise in just a few minutes. overnight tonight, and makes for a shower or a thunderstorm as the front comes through. takes autumnal equinoxe place tonight. temperatures will occur today. and then it gets cooler over the weekend. it will drop in the 70's. we have a chance for showers over the weekend. 60's by the beginning of next week. >> thank you. the recession may be over on paper, but the latest unemployment numbers suggest otherwise. jennifer franciotti joins us live from downtown with more on the story. good morning. >> you cannot tell someone out of work that the recession is over. the latest numbers are coming
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out and show that maryland's unemployment rate rose from 7 par 1% in july to 7.3% in july. maryland and florida are the only states the recorded a significant increase in unemployment last month. the unemployment rate has dropped since that recession reportedly ended. the job market always lags behind a recovery. we have posted a link to the maryland workforce exchange which pools all of the job sites together. you can go to our web site and click on project economy. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. something unusual is said to happen on thursday. the case on the docket is pretty routine involving felony theft. the suspect is somebody who made his living as a lawyer.
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here's jayne miller. >> it has been a painful six years. injured in a car accident, she has had three surgeries to correct problems with her spinal cord and back. >> and now i need another surgery on my back because almost the same condition is happening. my legs have been giving out the correct she had hoped to receive were placed compensation benefits. she won her claim, but the benefit checks -- that is a whole other story. is that your signature of? >> and no. >> the allegation is that you forced checks. >> following the money trail. >> i have done this for 33 years and i have never seen anything like this. >> jim miller for the i-team.
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>> she was kidnapped and held captive for six and a half years in the jungle. sits down for an interview. 62 degrees on tv hill. >> another look at weather and traffic together before you head out to start your day. stay w
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>> a very good morning to you. 62 degrees at the airport this morning. much nicer than yesterday. we are downtown, 66 degrees.
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it will be hot for the first start of fall. we were talking about the baltimore book festival taking place in mount vernon friday, saturday, and summit. we just had two offers on. mark will be on sunday. the other will be at 5:00 p.m. on friday. there is so minute authors here and food vendors. check it out. it is going to be a blast. >> thank you. >> and our producer will be out there. is not just books. todd is singing. we have a chance for showers on saturday and sunday. the bigger story is the change of temperatures. mid to upper 80's. it will feel like summer. you can tune into am 1090 and
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weather and traffic on the fives all day long. >> no entry for the equinox party. >> the dress code is black tie. >> it is kind of busy and out there. there is a problem on southbound 895. you can see the left lane is closed. several vehicles are involved. this is another problem we have been tracking past mount airy. tourism overturned tractor trailer. the left lane is squeezing by. paris an accident at spring lake. mount vernon was shut down over towards cathedral because of the book festival. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> follow breaking news and weather any time at, and stay connected with us on facebook and twitter. old gibbs canning company.
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