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[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> from a wbal-tv 11, this is breaking news. >> good afternoon. i am sarah caldwell. police are in owings mills high school following reports of a person with a gun. lowell melser joins us outside the high school with the latest. >> police tell us that they were
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called to the school around 10:00 this morning, owings mills high school, for a call about someone with a gun. when it they are rife, they found that a student brought an air soft bb gun inside the school and was showing off to other students. they believe no threats were made in this case. the student was taken into custody and students at the school who don't feel comfortable staying can leave if their parents are willing to come pick them up. that is the latest we know right now. we are talking to school officials as well as the police to find out details. the school was placed on temporary lockdown while the situation was dealt with. again, all clear at the school. students are free to leave if their parents are willing to pick them up. in owings mills, i am lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news. >> president barack obama hopes for a second chance to make a
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good first debate impression. he will face off against republican challenger mitt romney in the second matchup of the election season. hallie jackson has is at stake in this "commitment 2012" report. >> tonight's presidential debate will be different than any we have seen it this year, as candidates take questions directly from voters. the first lady shared some news in ohio. she is already -- has already sent in her ballot. >> we are want vote closer to reelecting my husband. >> in an election where as many as 1/3 of voters cast ballots well before november 6, time is running out for the candidates to woo supporters. tonight's debate is a key chance to meet millions of people. >> i loved the fact that i think a 70 million americans got a chance to see my husband unfiltered. >> mitt romney is working with the debate partner ohio senator
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rob portman on style. >> in their practice sessions, romney spent less time practicing what he is going to say and more time focus on how he is going to say at. >> he will have a very steady to very good performance but president is more of a question. >> it is very important for obama not to sit back and act disengage and demure to mitt romney. >> democrats hinted that you will see the president go after romney. >> to the extent that he is the etch-a-sketch guy, president obama will sho how that i inconsistent with how he has been afforded -- been before. >> on the other hand, they have to make that connection and show empathy with voters tonight. >> today is our last day to register to vote in the
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election. you can print out a form and mail it in or go to the board of election headquarters. you can also register online. all applications must be turned in by 9:00 p.m. tonight. each county in the baltimore area has at least one location for early voting. there are 5 in baltimore city. if you choose to vote early, you can cast a ballot at any site in your jurisdiction. you can preview the debate and keep up with the race for the white house from our new "in section 2012" app. see where the candidates stand on key issues and even get a voters guide. city police are investigating and the shooting involving a 15- year-old boy. we are told that officers found a teenager with a gunshot wound to his leg around 7:00 monday night at the 700 block of worton port. his injuries not considered life-threatening. a potential breakthrough in the baltimore murder of a federal
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researcher. detectives released a surveillance picture on monday of two men at springtown chesterfield avenue, taken just after sen p.m. on september 17. police say it was the only sign of life on the street the night that dr. peter marvit was murdered. he was on his way home from choir practice when he was shot and killed. the two men in the photograph are being considered persons of interest. >> the two individuals are identified as light-skinned black males, possibly in their late teens. whether you know their names or just any information about them, if they look familiar to you, please contact homicide detectives. >> police think that dr. marvit was mistaken for a food delivery driver because he was holding bags when he stepped out of his car. >> it is certainly a little cooler than yesterday but not too bad for this time of year. 60 at the airport. northwest winds at 16. that is making it feel a little bit cooler out there.
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a few fairweather cumulus clouds are drifting by. breezy, cooler than yesterday, with high temperatures in the mid-60's. looking forward to another nice day tomorrow. we have some rain in the seven- day forecast. >> medical tests conducted monday afternoon confirmed the worst fears of ravens fans. the team is 5-civil now headed to the top part of the schedule without two of their key players. you heard that quarterback lardarius webb it is out for the season. he pulled a ligament during the game with the cowboys. an mri taken monday reveals that we lewis tore at triceps muscle -- ray lewis tore a triceps muscle. he will have to undergo surgery. back in court for the cruise ship captain accused of running his ship aground and then abandoning it in january. and a recall for doggie treats.
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>> the captain of the costa concordia cruise ship is back in court today. this is day two of the hearings against francesco schettino. he is accused of running his
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ship aground and abandoning it in january. the capsized ship killed 32 people. >> francesco schettino, sporting a dark tan and darker glasses, and arrived in court. it is actually a local theater being used for the hearing to accommodate the crowds from several nations -- survivors, families of the the the two who did not make it. some said that they just wanted to look the captain added at. -- the captain in the eye. also here, lawyers representing hundreds of passengers. >> he did not seem very remorseful or sorry about what has happened on the ship could he seemed very confident. >> just as we have seen some of the panic on board, people scrambling for lifeboats and jumping into the water after the ship struck rock to close to the island, now we hear that the
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the's black box captured capt. ordering be shipped to be turned abruptly. >> they claim to the whole thing on schettino and called his suggestion that there might of been a mechanical failure a colossal absurdity. lawsuits allege other things, like not enough crew training and language barriers. someone else's suing the company now -- schettino. he wants his job back, alleging wrongful termination. >> very interesting turn of events there. the other medications are being linked to the fungal meningitis outbreak. what you need to know next in the medical alert. >> things will change a little bit into the weekend. we will check the seven-day forecast in a few minutes. weather is next. weather is next.
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>> in "medical alert," health officials are broadening their warning to doctors about other medicines links to the pharmacy links to the fungal meningitis outbreak. there are now 15 cases in maryland and more than 200 nationwide. the fda issued a broader warning about medications connected to the center. one patient got another company's steroid and contracted meningitis, and two of fungal infections were reported in heart transplant recipients. >> around this time yesterday we were watching heavy rain moving to the baltimore area.
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some spots pit up an inch of rain. now the front that triggered all of that is off the coast. this front did us a huge favor. we have been talking about hurricane off by all getting close to bermuda. -- hurrican rafael close to bermuda. team ise with the clouds are starting to develop. these will be around until sunset. we will: a mixture of sunshine and clouds. it is a little breezy as well. i think you want to take a light jacket with you as you step down. best of up to 25 miles per hour at the airport. after sunset, those ones will settle down as well. 59 in randallstown, 57 in parkton. if you watch uin the northern suburbs, you guys are going to stay in the low 60s this
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afternoon. the average high temperature this time of year is 67. we might be a couple of degrees below the mark. with the breeze, we will feel cooler than that. a mixture of sunshine and clouds, breezy and cooler than yesterday. high temperatures range between 63 and 68. at sunset at 6:25. if you want to try taking the boat out this afternoon, a small craft advisory is in fact. west, northwest winds at 10 to 30 knots. overnight tonight, the skies are going to clear and the winds will diminish and it will be chilly. temperatures will drop back into the upper 30's and low 40's in the colder northwest suburbs. i don't think we would any frost out of it tonight. as they coming up tomorrow. sunshine, less wind. calls will begin on thursday. we will see a chance for rain late in the day.
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the best chance for rain will be thursday night into friday morning. that will clear up going into the weekend. high of only 60. we will make up to seven by monday of next week. >> a new nbc, promises to have a viewers on the edge of their seats with a look at the lives of everyday heroes. it is called "chicago fire." one of the stars joins us live. >> are you? >> i am doing great. it sounds incredibly real. >> it is very real. is a high- , it octane show. you'll be right next to us. most of the time you cannot see what real firemen do. you have never seen that on any fire show.
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when you walk in to the situation with us, you will see us on our hands and feet and pulling people out of the situation. at the same time, you watch these fire men and women deal with the emotions of what they find. when they find a child who has been very, very hurt or is dead , the human being passed to deal with that. i may be a firefighter, but i have to do something with that. i cannot show immediately that it has affected me, because once i get that child back outside and give it to a paramedic, i'm going to go back in and save somebody else. when that is all done, i will come back to the fire station and handle it in many different ways. sometimes i make myself feel better. sometimes you rely on something like my character to help pull
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you out of the place that you are at. at the end of the day, this family is a family of firefighters who saves people. these people are real heroes. >> speaking of those real heroes, you were supposed to have steve with you, and who was actually called to a fire. how has he and other firefighters contributed to the show? >> i could not have done it without steve. i walked into the fire academy and i knew nothing. i was an actor and i was coming to do a job. straight away, he looked me and the whole cast in the eye and said that this job is very, very important. men and women have died on the job. straight away, it was like, oh, ok. i knew i was going to be
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representing these men and women, as best we can do it is not a documentary, it is a drama on nbc, yes, but we took on board, what these people, what did they do for a living. they ran towards the danger, towards the fire, and not the way, which is the natural instinct. >> talk about huge shoes to fill. we thank you for your time there is great talking with you. >> thank you very much. >> we look forward to the show. in "consumer alert," governor o'malley announces a drop in the unemployment insurance rates starts in january. some state employers could see there and insurance tax cut by as much as 55%. state leaders say that at nearly $739 million, the insurance trust fund is healthy enough for the rate change. meanwhile, a recall for doggie
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treats. nature's recipe is voluntarily recalling its oven-baked biscuits with a real chicken because of possible salmonella contamination. delre's recipe it's part of monte foods. any treaty should be thrown away immediately. coming up next,
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>> carrie engel from valley view farms is here to answer your plant and gardening questions. you brought some kale. >> this is flowering kale, and there is a flowering cabbage or ornamental talmadge. this will be bright purple, perfect -- >> absolutely. i loved it. here are some questions. >> actually, you are pretty lucky with bulbs. daffodils, and they don't bother. eat hyacinths. they are good to plant. and this is a beautiful, paul, flowering bulbs. there are a lot that you can plant. if you have to plant tulips, you
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can spray them. that is a good question. indoors, in the wintertime, it is better to use room temperature water. in the summertime, if you are what bring your plan, it is not bad to have cool water out there but it gives relief from the sun and heat. >> when is it too cold for my small palm plant? >> when the temperatures inside and outside of the seine, the house plants -- the same, the house plants have to come in. >> thank you very much. people can visit you at valley view farms. coming up tonight on 11 news at 5:00, 10 years ago today, a baltimore family was murdered in one of the worst cases of an
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intimidation in the city's history. a look back at the deadly firebombing and its impact on so-called snitching today. two shot waiting in line for a club to police want to crack down on bar and club violence. and toxic costumes. what you want to noknow before by hauling costumes. those stories and more at 5:00. and now your maryland lottery numbers. >> ♪ the maryland lottery, let yourself play ♪ >> next up, we have -- pick four in a moment, but first, celebrate the holidays with the it's a wonderful life
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scratch off. you can mail in non winning tickets for a second chance to win more cash prices. bob diamond is set. let's get those four numbers. the maryland lottery -- let yourself play. >> one last check of the forecast with tony. >> breezy, chilly, a few clouds drifting by from time to time. a little nicer tomorrow. and then the chance for rain comes in late in the day, late thursday enter friday. it should be mostly dry on saturday and sunday. for this time of year, not too bad. >> you should watch tonight at 5:00 with donna and stan.
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