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the temperatures are not going to move much today. holding steady with a mix of sun and clouds. all that mess , and after midnight tonight. >> the only thing to talk about is some construction on the west side. taking up the left lane around baltimore national pike. we will give you a live view of that in a moment. north side up to speed. 60 over towards the harrisburg expressway. 83 looking great at this hour. a smooth ride on 97 north and southbound in the glen burnie area at 100. this is the north side at providence. outer loop traffic is not bad at all. here is the construction. the left lane is taken up in the
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outer loop at baltimore national pike. we will keep you posted on this. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a sentencing is scheduled for one of three men accused of raping a girl. one person admitted to the assault of the girl inside a storage closet at skateworks. he faces up to 20 years in prison. the other teenager involved pleaded guilty in juvenile court to an assault charge. the utah doctor facing charges will go before a judge today. dr. nicola riley is charged with first-degree and second- degree felony murder. the crimes were committed in 2010. she has not yet entered a plea.
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there was a hit and run. 57-year-old john correlli struck marco garcia while he was riding his bicycle. damage found on his car was consistent with dna. he is charged with numerous traffic offenses. >> a sigh of relief for baltimore's housing authority. they won't have to pay a judgment. the alleged victims reported the complaints too late. the attorneys for the victims began the process of seizing vehicles. they will appeal the decision. just how rich is too rich? that is what governor martin o'malley will have to decide.
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nadia ramdass is live in the newsroom to explain the ongoing debate. >> the plan to balance the budget is bringing people together in opposition. he is proposing to cap income tax exemptions with households at least $100,000. opponents say the threshold is too low. >> early reaction is that possibly the thresholds are too low and might need to be raised. we'll look at that. >> some legislate stores are recommending the threshold be increased to $300,000. no word on what lawmakers may vote on the proposal. nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a coalition of maryland
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business groups hoping to persuade lawmakers to increase spending on transportation. they want to make sure funds are not shifted away from transportation needs. the governor is expected to announce his plans for a gas tax increase. demonstrators took to the street in downtown baltimore protesting against big banks, protesting what streets involvement in the foreclosure process. they are calling on president obama to launch a full investigation. >> the banks are trying to get a sweetheart deal and we're protesting that. they should be held accountable. >> this was part of a national day of action with similar
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events taking place at the president's campaign offices across the country. >> you could call the final four in the republican nominating process. those left standing to to the stage to debate in south carolina. kate amara has the report. >> a heated debate last night capped off a wild day on the campaign trail. a fiery start to the final debate before south carolina's votes. newt gingrich came out swinging, swatting down the very first question on the claim that he asked for an open marriage. >> the story is false. every friend i had said that story is false. i'm appalled you would begin a presidential debate on a topic like that. >> taxes could seem to be an
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issue for mitt romney. he said he will release his returns after the primary. >> i will release them. >> jobs and the economy are also on the table. >> we have a deeply flawed financial system. >> too close to president obama on presidential health care reform. >> i have been fighting for health care reform for 20 years. these guys were playing footsy with the left. >> mitt romney was stripped of his iowa caucus victory. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the parent company of the cruise line responsible for the capsized ship makes a move to
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prevent future incidents. this is traffic, the beltway and baltimore national pike. sarah will take a closercl
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>> welcome back. 40 degrees downtown. the temperatures will not move much today. cold.s not what you calle up north, it does dip into the 20's. 27 in taneytown. we will say a mixture of sun and clouds. it will be dry and chilly with a
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high temperature around 38 degrees giver take a degree or two. easing rain and snow is in the forecast -- freezing rain and snow. >> carnival corporation will evaluate all safety procedures are cross all 10 other cruise lines. waves and movement of the ship has been a real problems to find the 21 people still missing. >> 10,000 people are out of their homes because of it fast moving brushfire in nevada. one fatality has been reported. firefighters were able to stop the progress on thursday. no word on a possible cause.
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the board of trustees at penn state will meet for the first time after firing coach joe paterno. joe paterno was dismissed on november 9. some are questioning the board's actions and think joe paterno was ousted without due process. >> some rare shots of some wild orcas. dacey dolphins every day and other types of whales are fairly common. this is the biggest pod of orcas they have seen in many years. >> 5:11. 36 degrees on tv hill. you'll be paying more once again at your bank and the post office. >> a battle of the mayors.
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all about sunday's game. >> we will check on the construction and seeing if it will cause any "and what's your name?" "oh, it's flo." "and what do you do?" "oh, i sell insurance like no one else." "oh, that's nice." "thank you." now, that's progressive. call or click today.
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harrisburg expressway. south on 83, up 39 miles per hour. the j.f.x. looks great into town. speeds around 51 on southbound 95 in howard county. b-w parkway problem free. the rest of the area roads around the airport are checking out just fine. this is the north side. running smoothly. this is traffic in the area of baltimore national pike. the construction is gone and we're back to normal. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to vanetta brooks of the mta system. happy friday. >> so far so good with the trains and buses. light rail is running with a 20 minute delay. the number one airline is diverting at ford and lawrence. wiccans seem to have on time
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service on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. i am a vanetta brooks. now back to tony pann. >> we're off to a quiet start. that will be a different story tomorrow. 36 at the airport. 20's in the northern suburbs. the temperatures are not going to move much today. just a few clouds around. partly cloudy skies. we're watching a couple of different systems. one down to the south. these systems will come together and create a bigger storm on the east coast that will cause some trouble for us tonight and into tomorrow morning. today, there is nothing going on. a mixture of sun and clouds. high temperature between 35 and 40. after midnight, we will see a mix of snow and freezing rain.
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we will start the precipitation as snow and then changeover to freezing rain and sleet b. we will see some light snow develop first. timeframe is about midnight till about 10:00 a.m. on saturday. as far as snow, an inch or less of accumulation with the snow. i think there will be a minor ice accumulation. after 10:00, the temperature will rise above freezing and we will have some rain showers on saturday. it will be a different story north of here. a significant snowstorm in parts of pennsylvania. 2-6 inches of snow. keep that in mind if you're
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traveling up to foxborough for the game. there could be a flight delays. during the game, the weather will not be a problem. typical weather for the northeast. -- windills in the 20's chills in the 20's. dry on sunday and maybe some rain showers sunday night and monday with a high temperature near 46 on monday appeared the next chance for rain after that moves in on thursday. >> caught the clash of the crustaceans. it was decided whoever loses the game has to provide the winning mayor with their city's favorite seafood.
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for maryland, blue crab cakes. they predicted the game score. >> i say the ravens by 3. >> i say the patriots by 10. it will be a good game. >> to have the ravens do well brings up the spirit of the city. it is wonderful to have your team and the spirit represented so well nationally. >> the mayor playing it safe. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what will be the final score of sunday's ravens-patriots game? share your prediction on our website or on our facebook page or send us an e-mail. >> the cost of not having any
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money just got more expensive. the median overdraft fee has surged to $30. the survey looked at more than 2500 different banks and credit unions. consider applying for overdraft protection to avoid those fees. the cost of stamps is going up a penny to 45 cents. postage for post cards will increase by 3 cents. if you have forever stamps, they are still valid and always equal in value to the current first- class rate. if you need cash, this might be for you. youtube has lost a competition
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to find the best storyteller. submit a video. audiences around the world will vote. a winner will be crowned well- receive $500,000. that is a big prize. that could be years. >> very impressive. we may get some good news on the housing market today. jane king has the bloomberg business report. up about the good housing news. >> that happen to me earlier. must be the moon. we could use some good news about housing. we will get news of a sales on existing homes. economists think it was show sales rose to the highest level
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in more than a year for december. that would be a sign the housing market ended 2011 with some momentum. sentiment on the industry rose this month to the highest level since june of 2007. futures are a little bit lower. bank of america shares gave up boost.he dow a crude oil prices are just below $100 a barrel. it is expected to rise next week. not good news for southwest airlines. they may push back any expansion plans to as late as 2014. southwest integrates more of airtran's business and may offer more red eye flights.
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reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> thank you. >> 5:23. 36 degrees on tv hill. some football trash talk from our sister station in boston. it's your social network.
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looking pretty good for sunday. >> let's check the quarterbacks. joe flacco is ok. we have this guy, tom brady. tom terrific. >> how about food? you have crabcakes. how can you top gun clam chowder -- new england clam chowder? >> we have this good-looking duo, ben and matt. we love you down there and baltimore. but we must say, top that. >> we are talking about football. >> i'm very confused. >> maybe they don't go to the games.
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if the patriots win, we'll have to where tom brady shirts and eat new england clam chowder. we sent them a message as well. you know how we are. will not show would hear -- we will not show would hear. you can go to website -- we will not show it here. >> a maryland organization plans to help military veterans transition back to the states. fixhe governor's plan to the budget. >> ben f. lek and mat affleck ad
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amon. have real men and baltimore. things are nice and quiet right now. now.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. something is heading our way. >> umping is lurking in the background -- something is working. -- lurking. some freezing rain and light snow. nothing happening this morning. 36 right now at the airport. a mixture of sun and clouds. a high temperature near 38 this afternoon. all the stuff will move in after
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midnight. i'll talk about it in detail in a few minutes. >> the roads are looking pretty good. a nice start this friday morning. a smooth ride in terms of delays. 53 of the northwest corner. moving pretty well down towards 95 on the southwest corner. 54 around belair road. south on 83, 55 south of shawan road. problem free down to the fort mchenry. we start with greenspring. inner loop traffic and you could see help light is towards the j.f.x. 295, assault on traffic, no delays but volume is starting to build as you make your way down towards the capital beltway. that is the latest on traffic
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pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. a debate over the budget in annapolis. >> lawmakers pushed the governor to change the tax code. nadia ramdass joins us with more details. >> democratic leaders are not going to kill it. looking to raise the income thresholds to $250,000. taxernor martin o'malley's increase is already being tweaked by the powerful chair of the senate budget and tax committee. david collins asked about those tweaks. >> possibly the thresholds are to low and may be need to be raised. >> is there a range being discussed?
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>> this is just me and not the committee. 00 and00,0-0 above. >> $100,000 households would lose some deductions including charitable contributions. households earning $250,000 would see a deduction in deductions. >> we do not want to overtax anyone. we need to stay number one in education. some >> consider the plan as a tough sell. it will not matter if the senate raises the threshold. >> i know people who don't consider themselves wealthy
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trying to pay their bills and to make ends meet and this governor is going after them and going after the small businesses cows well. this is our rages. >> some legislators recommend the threshold be raised to $300,000. no word on when lawmakers will vote on the proposal. >> the largest health care organization launched a program to give a veterans jobs. they have pledged to give military personnel hiring preferences for job openings. >> it only makes sense for a number of reasons. you'll be getting a quality work force in those men and women. they have a strong work ethic. >> they employ 36,000 people statewide.
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>> ravens fans travel up to massachusetts for sunday's game against the patriots. >> we have jennifer franciotti in foxboro this week getting a closer look at the area. >> this is football weather. we have some snow in new england. i know everybody will be wearing their purple finest. schools and businesses are coming together wearing their purple. have not felt here. we have seen maybe a handful of people sporting compatriots gear. maybe where frostburg is located -- a foxboro is located.
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come to foxboro, massachusetts -- welcome to foxboro. how do you spell the name of the town? the most common -- oro. the town manager said it is more traditional. >> i am told it is because we were revolutionary types. >> fox sports is home to the new england patriots and has a small town atmosphere with one local fire station. the firefighters show their pride with a logo created by the team. >> we wanted a logo for the trucks and is what the guys came up with. >> you're a pitcher chan but what is this -- you are a
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patriots fans but what is this? a fu manchu. the photographer got a kick out of me in my ravens gear. i played along. people have been very nice to us. we will go up to boston and see help folks there celebrate the patriots. hopefully we will find some ravens fans. maybe we'll a checkup in lobster. go ravens! >> we have this baltimore vs. bal'mer thing, so i get it. >> it was interesting to learn about the town. >> why using an inhaler while
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pregnant may put your child at risk for some disorders. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what will be the final score of sunday's ravens-patriots game? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> we are looking around to see if there are any issues for your morning commute. volume is still on th
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>> welcome back. 40 degrees downtown. we have some clouds hanging around but the precipitation. things will be nice and quiet and we will see a light snow and freezing rain tonight.
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36 at the airport. 27 in hagerstown. the temperatures are not going to move much today. a mixture of sun and clouds. late tonight, we have some snow and some freezing rain to talk about. will check the seven-day forecast momentarily. >> babies born to asthmatic mothers who used steroids in heller's may face some health risks -- who used steroids in hehalers. >> know whether child the diseases were linked to these diseases -- no other child disease. insomnia goes untreated which can lead to other serious health problems. >> people with insomnia are
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double the risk of developing diabetes and five times more likely to have depression and it seven times more likely to abuse drugs or alcohol. maurice to be done to treat sleep problems early on -- more needs to be done. >> a former oriole favre will return to camden yards -- former oriole favorite. >> it is purple
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we're looking at a nice start. an easy ride on the west side. 54 as you make your way past 795. no problems on 83.
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53 on southbound 95. problem free from cecil county down towards harford county and baltimore county. 52 on southbound on 97. the rest of the major roads around the airport running smoothly at this hour. we'll update you on 95 from harford county at mountain road. this is southbound traffic. everything looks good at the fort mchenry and the harbor tunnel. 295 looking good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to vanetta brooks of the mta system. good morning. >> we continue to show a delay on a lead role that is running 20 minutes late. watch out for the one line with the diversion at fort and lawrence. the penn, camden, and brunswick lines showing no delays. i am vanetta brooks.
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now back to tony pann. >> good morning. we have some weather to talk about. first let's say good morning to ava marie. she is in northwest baltimore celebrating the trip to the championship game. what is going on ? >> we're getting ready for the big party today. we're live in roland park. you guys have a lot of exciting things to do. >> we are going to eight different spots. there are certain places we're giving away tickets. specifically at the giant and the gallery and mothers at federal hill. >> i guess you could still win tickets. there will be paying for your way to get their.
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>> two tickets and transportation to the game. >> go to the baltimore ravens website and you can see where they will be today. they will be giving out tickets. bring your winter gear. it will be cold. >> i cannot wait for this week. >> we hope we do go on. what have you seen so far of the town? >> this is the craziest i have ever seen the town. we saw the most fans we have ever seen. >> you guys are helping to pump up the spirit. we're keeping our eye on some moisture from the south. that will play in our weather. we could see some travel delays
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if you're going up to the game. it will be tricky with that snow in the forecast. >> the travel plans could be interrupted on saturday. tell the ladies to put 3000 hooper avenue on to their tour last. yeah! that is the station address. thank you. why not? they are just down the streets. nice try. 36 at the airport. the temperatures are not going to move much today. it will be chilly quiet before the storm moves in. a mixture of sun and clouds. we are watching a couple of systems. they will come together and create a bigger storm on the east coast tonight and tomorrow.
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a mixture of sun and clouds. will make it into the upper 30's this afternoon. tonight starting before midnight, we will see some light snow and that will change over to freezing rain. the temperatures will drop back into the 20 possible and low 30's. it will be a difficult call in terms of the kind of precipitation. we will start with some light snow around 11:00 p.m. and that will change over to freezing rain sometime after midnight. the timeframe is between 11:00 p.m. tonight and 11:00 a.m. tomorrow. will have an inch or less of snow accumulation. some minor ice accumulation. before 10:00 a.m. on saturday, there could be some of slipping and sliding. then it will have rain showers.
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this will be significant snow for folks north of us, 2-6 inches of snow. there could be some flight delays or maybe some cancellations. if you're driving up there, you'll drive to that mess as well. partly cloudy skies at foxboro. kind of breezy. we will start with it wintry mix on saturday and rain ending in the afternoon. thickening clouds and a chance for rain on sunday night and into monday with high temperatures into the 40's early next week. >> my wife is on line one. >> 5:50. 36 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll look at one of
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your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> tony is in trouble. here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> good morning.
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it is a purple friday around town. that means another day to where ravens jerseys -- wear. another day to gear up for tom brady and his high-powered offense. as for the joe flacco and ed reed, put on a mock fight. you can see ray rice right there. the ravens beat the patriots in foxboro in the playoffs. bernard pollard says they believed the ravens can win the game. >> we want to go somewhere. we want to play in that bowl. there's no tomorrow. it is one and done.
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one guy on this team went to the super bowl in 2000. we're hungry and ready to go. not to say they do not want it. we have to go play and stay grounded and stay humble and go fight. >> kickoff at 3:00 p.m. orioles fan fast set for tomorrow and the newest special assistant to the general manager will be there. that is brady anderson. he has spent the last couple of months working out with a number of players at the university of cal urvine. i was with brady and buck showalter last night for the benefits for kids and he said that the ravens have a great chance to win the game. they need to take time break in
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the mouth and go from there. >> good advice. >> that is the way to go. hit brady. >> does he still have porkchop sideburns? >> let's get to one of your qanswers to our water cooler question of the game. this morning we asked -- what will be the final score of sunday's ravens-patriots game? >> keep sending as those responses. we will read more of your responses in the next hour and post all of them on the front page of our website, >> coming up in our next hour, people going to see joe flacco and torrey smith. >> advertisers are preparing to put up their best work for the big game, the super bowl.
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>> and at the case for a science fiction event. this "staro thi into wars" cake. >> we have a quiet ride at the moment. moment. we will check the roads for youu drinkin'? i'm drinkin' dunkin'.
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coffee -- black, straight up. extra cream, three sugars. iced coffee french vanilla. for me. iced coffee with a turbo shot. i'm drinkin' dunkin'. i'm drinkin' dunkin'. i'm drinkin' dunkin'. drinkin' dunkin'. america runs on dunkin' coffee. >> what does the tax proposed change do? >> purple friday takes over maryland as the ravens head north to take on the patriots. >> get ready for the possibility of some wintry weather. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today.


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