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>> a new poll and in new controversy. i am kate amara in washington. >> the ravens dig themselves out of it massive hole to mr. biggest comeback in team history. are they ready for next week's rematch against the steelers? >> are we done with the winter weather? for now, maybe. forecast as we continue. [captiy constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. happy halloween. i am mindy basara. >> i am lisa robinson. >> what is the situation tonight? >> it depends on how brave or stubborn your kid is. put it long sleeve shirt under
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their costume. elder care is pushing in -- milder air is pushing in. the wind is mostly calm. up to about 35 at 8:00 p.m. and 55 through the afternoon. that is the high temperature for the day. a slight chance for showers this evening. maybe if your trick-or-treating in ocean city, you may need an umbrella. oppins for papp halloween. >> good morning. we have some fog this morning. we have an accident at conowingo road in cecil county. that is one problem spot. with a closure at newbury street. that is at mount washington because of the fire department
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activity. if you are going to travel in this area towards the light rail stop, there will be some delays. further south in chester on the eastern shore, maryland 18 closed at u.s. 50 because of downed wires. looking pretty good on the north side and moving well on to the j.f.x. into town. problem free on the west side. no problems on any of the other major roadways. eight minutes down towards the harbor tunnel tolls. 11 minutes on the outer loop west side. this is the beltway at reisterstown road. inner and outer loops without delay. this is the hayden memorial bridge. a little foggy. fog warnings in effect. use extra caution in and out of cecil county. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11.
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>> breaking news. a familiar and meeting place is now the scene of a fire. >> kim dacey is live at the scene with the latest. >> we have just got here a couple of minutes ago. we do not have lot of information. a lot going on behind me. you can see smoke going up from the trees and fire crews and police on the scene. many roads are blocked off as they get the fire under control. moving in on the j.f.x., we could smell the spell of fire from miles away. as we get closer, we saw the huge smoke plume coming out from the mount washington tavern. the call went out around 4:30 this morning. this is on newbury street. two alarms. we have heard there are no injuries.
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that is not concerned --confer on. a lot of the roads ithis area are shut down -- that is not confirmed. you can see the smoke plume for miles. this is an area to avoid if you can. we will bring the latest information as we get it. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the first hearing into the proposed merger of consolation energy and exxon is set to begin today. 45 witnesses are expected to testify between now and november 9. the proposed merger was initially described as a job provider for maryland, but that account has been questioned. if approved, b.g.e. customers will receive a $100 credit towards their bill. >> one man is behind bars this
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morning. he turned himself into authorities on saturday night. police say he helped a man flee the scene after trying to hold up the ams liquor world on belair road. he's been denied bail and charged with attempted armed robbery. the search for the other suspect continues. police are searching for a man who shot somebody in the hip. happened on -- a man walked into the hospital on sunday claiming he had been shot. >> the economic protest took on like halloween theme on sunday. they were dressed in halloween costumes. they were calling for a human- rights and economic justice. presented in a harbor struggled to make ends meet -- protesters
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in the inner harbor struggled to make ends meet. >> we're asking for human- rights and justice for workers. >> in denver, police arrested more than 20 occupy wall street demonstrators on sunday. least told protesters to pack up their tents -- police told protesters to pack up their tents. there were no reports of any serious injury. >> i what is apparently up for grabs. -- iowa is apparently up for grabs. kate amara has more. >> this new level of presidential polling brings a new level of scrutiny. >> i believe that i'm doing so
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well because i'm connecting with the people. >> according to several polls, republican herman cain has pulled ahead in the race for the gop presidential nomination. >> my message is connecting and people are connecting with me and the specific solutions i'm putting on the table. >> in a new "des moines register" poll, cain is statistically tied with former massachusetts governor mitt romney, who continues to be a favorite punching bag of the competition, on both sides. >> and what i find interesting is that mitt romney continues to have 75%, 80% of his party looking somewhere else. and so it will be interesting to see if he can turn that around. >> but for herman cain, reaching front-runner status means facing a new level of scrutiny. his campaign is currently denying a report he was twice accused of sexual harassment. the piece in "politico" claims the accusations came during cain's tenure at the national restaurant association. >> two people that you won't tell me who they are. >> cain refused to comment when asked about the allegations on sunday in washington. >> i'm not going to comment on
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that. >> and in a statement to the ap, his campaign called the allegations unfair and untrue. cain's campaign spokesman also said "these are baseless allegations and this is not an accurate story." live in washington, kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> must have been some kind of pep talks during halftime in the game against the cardinals. the ravens were down 24-3. but the team will come up with joe flacco leading in aerial assault. ray rice had three touchdowns and the ravens have the biggest comeback in team history winning 30-27.
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keith mills lot more in sports with more. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. does the ravens' comeback win make you more or less confident about next week's game against the steelers? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> i had a feeling they were going to comeback. >> 6:09. this is one the busiest weeks of the year for face bacebook. >> mcdonald's happy meals are getting healthier. >> apples a year happy meal -- apples in your happy meal? we have freeze warnings along the eastern shore. >> we have some new delays on 95
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southbound out of the northeast.
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. 6:12. 41 degrees downtown at the maryland science center. a bit of a chilly start to the day all across the state. many areas are starting out well below the freezing mark. 28 in hagerstown. 30 in georgetown. 30 in ocean city. we do have those freeze warnings
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out. happy halloween. i decided to where the weather map. that way you can see right through may. everyone's dream at home. we're always getting in the way of the forecast. we do have clouds increasing from the west. the air is milder. we are talking mostly a rain event. rain is moving in pass the ohio valley. this will be mostly eastern shore event. most of the showers will come to the southern and eastern tier of the state. 55 in central maryland. 58 degrees in ocean city. 47 in the western mountains. a bit of fog to start the day. we will see the clouds building and this afternoon. the storm system will build in a
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mostly from the south as the moisture comes up the east coast. baltimore has a slight chance. the storm system will head out to sea. 51 for the start. not bone-chilling cold. you may want to address the kids in layers. down to the 30's and 40's tonight with a chance for showers. showers may linger into tomorrow morning -- you may want to address the kids in layers. what do you think of my costume? >> that is fantastic. we have a few things to talk about. an accident on southbound 95 that is backing up traffic quickly back to the beltway. the accident is just past the 895 split and speeds around 12
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miles per hour approaching that scene. you may want to stick to the beltway and go across the key bridge. newberry is closed at smith road because of continuing fire activity. there are other closures in that area. it will be difficult to get to the light rail stop. in chester, maryland 18 at u.s. 50, we have downed wires. fall minutes to go south on 95 because of that accident. some added time needed. 11 minutes on the north side -- this is the delay and you can see the accident taking up to its left lanes. a deer was struck. keep your eye out for deer. avoided altogether by taking the beltway. fog warnings at the bay bridge. it altogether byth
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taking the beltway. >> three workers were killed in a massive blast on saturday. the blast was felt in neighboring missouri. they know the location of the three people missing and the search will resume at some point. police in texas say they have found the body of a girl not far from where she disappeared. she was last seen right before midnight on saturday when she and her parents were visiting relatives. the identity of the body has not been released but police say they have suspended the search for the girl. >> parents will be happy with the changes made to mcdonald's happy meal. they now will feature a couple slices or 1% milk and fewer
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fries. the small order will be cut in half and will be down at 100 calories. diners still have the option of requesting more fries or soda. air travelers should prepare for some changes. planes will be more crowded for the holiday season. children's 12 and under can leave their shoes on when going through security. children can be sent through the detectors multiple times instead of getting a pat down. not expect a discount for preparing for a checked bag online -- do not expect a discount for preparing a checked bag online. some women may want from their jobs. jane king has more in the bloomberg business report.
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>> a growing number of working women may be more interested in time than money. 42% say they are less ambitious than they were a decade ago. 73% would not apply because of stress and added responsibility. help available to stay warm this winter. the release of funding to help low income citizens with their heating and home energy costs as part of a grant. the vigils should contact the office of home energy programs on west saratoga street in baltimore. a mixed close on friday. the bloomberg maryland index was lower on losses for jos. a. bank and marriott. half of families plan to reduce their spending on halloween this year because of the lagging economy.
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any expected to show off their costumes on facebook. the day after halloween is the biggest day of the year for uploading photos. i'm jane king for wbal-tv 11 news. >> today wraps up breast cancer awareness month. but where does some of that money go? this is a story hour i team is working on -- this is a story our bi team is working on. >> by some estimates, when all is said and done this year, people will have spent about $6 billion donating to the name of the breast cancer cause. but what do you know about how that money is spent? this nondescript brick rancher in aberdeen is home to a $12 million organization that bills itself as dedicated to finding new treatments for cancer, including breast cancer. so why has it caught the eye of the bbb? >> when you take money from the public, you expect to be
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accountable to the public. >> in towson, another organization engaged in the breast cancer cause is working to change its business plan and its reputation. >> we have no more telemarketers at all. zero. >> our story tonight at 11:00, including one thing you can do to check the organizations you're thinking of supporting. for the 11 news i-team, i'm jane miller. >> 31 degrees on tv hill. an accident on 95 is slowing down your morning commute. >> and emotional robocall ride for ravens fans from one-half to another. keith mills has more on the big comeback win. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we have an accident and some delays on southbound 95. we're down to 15 miles per hour just past 895. two left lanes are closed. watch for closures at newberry at smith avenue in mount washington. that may affect your trip to the light rail stop. closures in effect in chester. a quick live look outside. those are the delays on southbound 95. this is just pass 895.
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we have some closures in the left lane. this is the key bridge. a buildup in volume. overall, a pretty smooth ride across the key bridge. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava has a look at the forecast. >> we do have a chance for more clouds to build in today as a storm system approaches. it is going to be on the chilly side. 51 for the start of trick-or- treating and down in the 40's towards the end. think about layers for the kids. i don't think a need a full winter coat. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. we will check the seven-day forecast when we come back. here is keith mills. >> good morning. the pessimists will say the ravens stunk it up and they
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nearly lost the game. the optimist will say they played a great second half. the real cost will say it was ill little of both as the ravens won -- the realists will say it was little bit of both. patrick peterson, five missed tackles and a chorus of boos follows. you could not blame them. 24-6, arizona. a different team in the second half. ray rice, three touchdowns. 24-10. 27-27. joe flacco to torrey smith. 36 shores to the cardinals five -- 36 yards to the cardinals five.
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billy cundiff wins it. >> i mean, some games are like reasons i was brought here. a lot of times we are covered. there are guys on you. in this league -- we're not open. so, you know, joe was able to put the ball in the right place, and i was able to make a play on it. >> now is on to pittsburgh. they beat the patriots yesterday. big ben had a big game. 7-0 steelers. ben torched the patriots'second bary. antonia brown. 23-10 late. the patriots' comeback. 23-17. 19 seconds left. tom brady gets a pit back.
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stable flight out of their -- watched the ball fly out of their. re. ravens and steelers on sunday night. >> that will be a nail-biter. >> how the early snowfall is wreaking havoc on the east coast. >> i'm kim dacey live on the scene of breaking news. the tavern is on fire. >> one of the fondest memories of childhood. keeping your trick-or-treating safe and fun.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> could morning and welcome back. i am lisa robinson. >> i am mindy basara -- good morning. we're going to talk to bundle the kids up for trick-or- treating tonight. >> dress them in layers.
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it is chilly for the trecker treaters. we start off around 52 degrees and we drop down into the 40's as we get towards 8:00 p.m. or 9:00 p.m. you'll start to feel the chill. we have a chance for showers, mainly along the eastern shore. we'll have more of a check on the seven-day forecast when we come back. >> breaking news. eight familiar watering hole is on fire at. >> kim dacey is live at the scene -- a familiar watering hole is on fire. >> your in the area of mount washington. we're right by the mount washington commerce center. it has lot of shops and restaurants and things like that. we just heard that most of the fire is extinguished. >> that is correct.
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there are still a lot of hot spots around the structure so we will continue to proceed with our and exterior operations. we will reassess the safety in permit firefighters to perform some interior attacks. >> we understand it was a pretty intense fire. >> firefighters arrived and it appeared to be nearly a fully engulfed structure. they proceeded to the operations and we were concerned about the stability of the integrity. it was necessary for us to go to the exterior operations to surround the building and saturate with water. right now, the fire has been nearly extinguished. >> what happens now? >> we will officially place it under control and have our fire investigators and police arson investigators go inside and try
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to determine what may have started this fire. >> kevin cartwright, thank you so much for joining us this morning. there were no injuries reported. a lot of roads in the area have been shut down because of these fire operations. we will bring you the very latest information as we get it. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. the early snowfall wreaked havoc on some roads. police officers were responding to an accident on northern parkway and another vehicle loss control and slammed into a pole. nobody was hurt. was a 10-car pileup later on in the day -- there was a 10-car pile up. things were much worse off father north.
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connecticut was the hardest hit in terms of people losing power. utility companies have no idea about the timetable power will be restored to everyone affected. what a nightmare. >> sales are off to a slow start at the new improved market house. sen owls last month were only about 65% of was expected --said els last month for about 65% of what was expected. it has brought in about one under $95 per square foot -- it has drawn about $195 per square foot. the governor made comments
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looking for ways to cut the federal deficit. the slots parlors have generated $50 million and that is expected to increase as other locations or opened. >> edgar allan poe fans spent halloween eve at his gravesite. was a halloween costume -- there was a halloween costume. there was a sneak peek of the new film "the raven." streets will be lined with little ghosts going door-to-door for halloween. we have tips on how to keep the kids safe. >> pedestrian injuries are the most common among halloween. brady wants her daughter to have
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a good time on halloween . >> cards and just drive crazy. they can run red lights -- cars crazy. drive >> make sure there is an adult with the little ones. >> sure it is well lit, no back alleys. >> cut eye holes big enough so kids can see out of them. add reflective gear. >> children shall not go into a home -children- should not go into a home one getting the treats. >> inspect their bags and toss anything that looks suspicious or homemade. if you see anything that makes
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you uncomfortable, call police. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. right now we're looking at big delays on southbound 95 because of an accident. all lanes were temporarily blocked just past 895. now we have the left lane close with an accident. that delay begins from white marsh. take the beltway over to the key bridge answer all today. newbury street remains closed in and not washington because of fire department activity. west side delays starting to fall into place. this is a live view of traffic. approaching that accident. you can see the left lane is still close. delays stretch back to white marsh. this is the key bridge. running smoothly so far this
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morning. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we will get the latest on the forecast. >> thank you. you're looking festive with your orange pumpkin color. and wearing green as i've been wearing the weather map all morning -- i have been wearing green. 30 at the airport. humidity, 92%. a bit chilly today. highs in the mid 50's. 40's out towards the western mountains. increasing clouds throughout the day. a chance for rain tonight. in mostly hold off after the trick or treaters go well. ocean city macy's some rain. a high of 57. 59 on wednesday with sunshine. looking forward to this thaw the forecast. a storm system could bring us more rain by the end of the week. not too spooky.
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>> 31 degrees on tv hill. this event has gone to the dogs. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. does the ravens' comeback win make you more or less confident about next week's game against the steelers? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
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>> people in dallas getting an early halloween thrill. a flash mob dressed as zombies. they have been practicing for more than a month. onlookers getty free show -- get a free show. >> i would like to do that. >> i would like to see that. >> canines were dressed as pirates. they all wanted to be named halloween dog of the year. than a dozen dogs turned out for the show. the dog seemed unmoved by the victory. prize was some doggie treats.
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>> 6:40. 41 degrees on tv hill. a fire and not washington tavern. we will have the latest on that. >> new allegations against the latest front runner in the gop race. >> heavy delays on 95 southbound at of the northeast. we will let you know if there's any progress to report. >> we're all doing the "thriller" today. a spooky forecast. we have clouds increase in from the west. how will the temperatures there for the checkered traders tonight? --
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. 6:44. police are searching for the person who shot a man in the hip. the victim walked into a hospital claiming he had been shot. no word on his identity or his condition this morning. ulysses currie will announce whether he will take the stand in his own defense. he is accused of taking payments in exchange for political favors. his defense team is arguing that the senator did not intend slick break the law and -- did not intentionally break the law. the ravens were down at the half 24-3. the team woke up with joe flacco leading an air assault going to 31 for 51 passes. ray rice had three touchdowns.
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the ravens mounted the biggest comeback in team history, winning 30-27. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- does the ravens' comeback win make you more or less confident about next week's game against the steelers? >> we will post more of your answers on the front page of with his unorthodox campaign stop, he's the current front
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runner for the republican nomination. new allegations could put her mccain's fortunes in doubt. tracie potts explains why -- new allegations could but herman cain's future in doubt. >> a spokesman called the allegations baseless, inaccurate, and unsubstantiated. nbc has not confirmed that report. cain came out on top with 23% in last weekend's poll. >> i believe i'm doing so well because i'm connecting with the people. >> mitt romney was accused of flip flopping on issues like gay rights. >> if he thought it was good to say the sky was green and the grass was blue, he would say it to win the election.
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>> the rich would get a big tax cut and it would bring in less money at a time when the economy needs more. >> i think americans are ready for washington, d.c., to stop spending money. >> we're not worrying about the day-to-day snapshots. >> more debates. seven more before the end of this year. seven more scheduled for next year. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we have an accident that is causing delays on southbound 95. they have got it off on the shoulder just past 895. approaching 7 miles per hour. it will take you some time. in a lot to consider pulaski highway down towards the key
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bridge this morning. -- you may want to consider pulaski highway. newbury street is closed because of fire activity. that may affect your ride over to the light rail stop. it may take extra time. 16 on the west side. on eastbound 100 approaching along the parkway, look for an accident. in chester, at 18 is closed because of downed wires. this is 95. delays easing up just past 895. this is the key bridge. a good bet this morning. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> happy halloween. i woke up this morning not quite feeling like myself. i don't know. tell me if you notice something different about me today. we have a chance for more clouds to increase. 41 right now at the inner harbor.
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30 at the airport. 27 in frederick. on the eastern shore, temperatures have dropped to or below freezing. freeze warnings along the eastern shore and into eastern delaware. that is bringing a major concerns to all the crops and visitation. i can let you watch this as it moves through me. we have a storm system across the ohio valley. clouds are increasing from the west. we could see rain chances into the night. we will see some sunshine and mixing with the clouds. temperatures will stay below normal. 40's out towards the mountains. 58 today in ocean city. this storm system is mostly coming in from the south. notice how the rain chances are mostly for southern maryland. trick-or-treating is in ocean city, have the umbrella or it
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rain jacket to add to your costume. or maybe just be mary pap oppins. how will the weather fare for the tracker traders in baltimore? -- for the trick or treaters? you may want to put long sleeves and your kids underneath their costumes so they stay warm into the night. into the 30's and 40's tonight with a chance for showers. some of those showers could linger into tomorrow morning. we were back up. 62 on thursday. tell me what you think. the is missing here -- something is missing here. >> a stubborn fire at the mount washington tavern is keeping
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firefighters busy this morning. kim dacey joins us live with the details of. >> there is still an active scene behind us. a lot of roads are blocked off and all of fire activity and police on the scene. most of the fire has gone under control. that is some good news. we have some video from closer to the scene at the mount washington tavern as it went up in flames. the fire was in golf as firefighters got on the scene. there was some concern about the structural integrity of the building -- the fire was engulfed as firefighters got on the scene. now that fire is mostly under control. they will make sure there are no hot spots. no word on what caused this fire or how extensive the damage is. reporting live, kim dacey, wbal-
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tv 11 news. >> thank you. 6:52. 31 degrees on tv hill. >> we will come back and check the weather and traffic together before you head out to start your day.
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so come find the one for you today, at carmax. way to go, neil. >> a new accident on the beltway. >> jessup e-z pass bel air road. we're down to 12 miles per hour -- just past bel air road. west side delays in place. 95 very slow southbound out of the white marsh area because of
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an accident. we switch over because this is not as bad just past 895 as we're seeing on the northeast corner of the beltway. almost at a standstill because of that accident this morning. >> it is halloween so people are concerned about for the checkered traders -- trick or treaters. bundled the kids up. maybe layers under their costumes. a chance for rain late tonight. warming up into the midweek and we may see more sunshine as we get into wednesday and thursday and forget that winter came early. >> i feel an argument coming not at my house. >> it ruins the smokiness -- spookiness. they will learn.
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>> we continue to follow breaking news this morning. >> kim dacey is live on the scene of a fire. she'll have an update for us. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> have a great day. >> follow breaking news and
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