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we will make it up to about 47 this afternoon but we will see plenty of sunshine. >> good morning. a nice start this thursday morning. this is the trip down 95 south towards the 895 split. around six minutes to go south towards the fort mchenry. 57 at the toll plaza. up to speed on all of the major roadways. that is always good. 47 coming down from 83 south from the cockeysville region. a smooth start north of the beltway on the harrisburg expressway. south on 95, no problems all the way down towards howard county. we will keep you posted on any
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new problems that develop. in nice start on 100 as you make your way from 295. 11 minutes on the northeast outer loop. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> fire officials are still on the scene trying to determine what sparked a fire in northern baltimore county. this was in jacksonville, a single-family home was on fire. officials say a man was found in the home and pronounced dead at the scene. police investigating an early- morning shooting in west baltimore. an adult man was found suffering
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from a gunshot wound just before 1:00 a.m. this morning. the police made their 1,000th gun arrest of the year. this was a p.m. last night for reports of a home invasion. the suspect was carrying -- this was at 8:00 p.. last night. >> if we can improve the lives as we go into the legislative time, this is an opportunity and an example. if we were together, we can make a dramatic difference. >> stephanie rawlings-blake was also on hand. >> gunfire inside a baltimore hospital emergency room. it happened on wednesday
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afternoon in towson. that is where jennifer franciotti joins us with more details. >> everything seems to be back to normal at st. joseph's medical center. the suspect was under arrest and under police escort. he was receiving some sort of medical treatment. he had a needle in his possession. the officer intervened. the president tried to grab the gun. the gun went off. one bullet hit the wall. no one was hurt. >> either by the weapon or by pepper spray that the officer discharged in an attempt to subdue this prisoner. >> police have not released the prisoners identity. the suspect was under arrest facing burglary charges. more information coming up live
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at 5:30. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a mother accused of murdering her son is now out of the hospital and in police custody. nicole fitzgerald was charged with first and second-degree murder. she killed her son and then cut her own throat. a police officer in charge in the death of a teenager returns to court today. he is charged with manslaughter in the death of christopher brown. police say there was a confrontation back in june. his trial is set to begin on tuesday. >> mayor stephanie rawlings-
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blake is standing by the program. three cameras were erroneously issuing tickets. the mayor said the rate is less than 4%. >> we are putting additional things in place, checks and balances, trying to figure out what those breakdowns happened so we can reduce that down to zero. >> the mayor put together a task force to review the program. >> the three casinos earned over $40 million last month. maryland alive accounted for $34 million of that total. hollywood casino generated
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$5.4 million.lio governor martin o'malley will sign several proclamations. he will declare which referendum were passed by voters. that includes the new same-sex marriage law. some couples are waiting in line so they can get a post dated marriage license. the state is allowing couples looking to wed on newsday to get those licenses. >> washington residents voted to legalize marijuana. when that new law goes into effect. >> south dakota town is gaining attention for a harsh distracted
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driving law. >> this is 95 north of 195. >> this is 95 north of 195. more on weather and look grandma, they have a hobbit menu.
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i know. apparently, they based an entire movie off of it. try the all-new hobbit inspired menu, only at denny's. and see "the hobbit: an unexpected journey." >> welcome back. 5:09. 38 degrees downtown. 10 degrees colder in the suburbs. we have switched back into a more went to like air mass this morning. the sky is clear. 30 in rows down. 30 at the airport. mostly sunny skies today
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appeared there could be some high, thin clouds moving in this have to assume. high temperature into the upper 40's. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. -- high, thin clouds moving in this afternoon. >> a suspect faces second-degree murder charges in the death of a man hit by a subway train in new york city. a man is accused of pushing another man off of a subway platform on monday. prosecutors say he was indifferent to the victim's struggles. in our washington state, adults can legally buy and smoke marijuana. recreational use of marijuana is illegal. adults can possess up to an
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ounce. driving under the influence is still illegal. >> a south dakota city has approved a tough to ban on certain distractions. one city approved a law approving texting while driving a primary offense. you can also get a ticket if you are reading while driving. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think eating or putting them make up should be included in distracted driving fines ? you can share your response on, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to i never put on makeup in the car. >> 5:11. 31 degrees at the airport. a warning about another
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distraction on your cell phone -- scams. >> we will tell you what to avoid. >> the fiscal cliff disaster. a magic kingdom makeover at disney world. >> we have a few at early morning problems on the road. every time someone chooses finish over cascade,
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let's bring you up to date. we start along old when mills road. fire department activity with some closures at that intersection. 31 on southbound 83 coming down from middletown to mount carmel. so far so good in the area of the beltway. not tracking any delays on the j.f.x. into town. we have a problem, a water main break with closures in effect. this is 95 out of the white marsh area. up to speed on all of the major roadways. the volume will pick up in about a half hour. we will let you know about any delays. 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 kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> we're moving along nicely on
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the march rains. no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. light rail and metro subway both on schedule. the 17 bus using arundel mills at drive. i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> it is a little different this morning temperature-wise. 30 at the airport. 28 in taneytown. 29 in parkton. the skies are clear. you'll probably see some high, thin cloud to develop. they will drift over towards baltimore. we have some rain around minneapolis and some snow around michigan. that could give was a chance for some rain tomorrow afternoon. we will be on the edge between
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the arctic air and the mild air. they will battle back-and-forth. we will see a chance for some rain. we'll start at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. as we go through the weekend, we're right on the edge. same thing into sunday. by monday, the arctic air makes a bigger push. it will sweep through on tuesday and wednesday. we have a chance for some rain in the forecast this weekend. it will not be a washout. mostly sunny and chilly today. temperatures in the upper 40's today. for rain a 40% chance showers starting friday, saturday, and sunday.
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do not cancel outdoor plans. mid 50's saturday and sunday. a strong front will go through it and get this back into the chilly air tuesday and wednesday. >> a warning about a cell phone scams delivered via text. it claims the user wins a gift card. they are for either $500 or $1,000. >> these text messages that we get are designed to redirect yes not towards getting a free gift card but getting ripped off. >> in many cases the text messages leads the user to a phony website.
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citigroup will cut about 4% of its work force, including some jobs in maryland. fewer than 1% of employees in maryland will be laid-off. the holiday spirit continues with the lighting at mount vernon. you'll want to avoid the holiday hazards. >> holiday decorations can go from delightful to dangers. a recent increase in injuries related to holiday decorations. the number of incidents has gone up from 12,000 to 14,000 last holiday season. christmas tree fires cause consumers as much as $19 million
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in property damage between 2008 and 2010. even more caution is needed with live trees. >> consumers are buying them earlier and earlier and that can cause problems. people forget to water the tree. >> placed the treat a safe distance from heat sources like fireplaces. lights with loose connections should not be used on any tree. candles should be kept on stable surfaces and should never be left unattended. >> after you safely put your decorations, we want to see them. tell us why we should take your house. if selected, will show your
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houses. >> we have had some good ones so far. what does the fiscal cliff mean for u.s. jobs. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> a warning about what happened if the economy goes over the fiscal cliff. one and a half million americans could lose their jobs if lawmakers fail to come to an agreement. nationwide insurance warning customers the computer network has been hacked. nationwide is apologizing and offering customers identity theft protection for a year. posters may have a buyer for its wonder bread brand. it could take months before production of the bread brand wraps up again. optimism helping to give the dow
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and s&p a boost yesterday. apple was weighing on the nasdaq. walt disney world's new fantasy land is open after the biggest expansion in the 41-year history. the magic kingdom makeover includes giving out pagers and serving beer and wine for the first time ever. the park has been struggling with stagnant attendance. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 5:22. 31 degrees at the airport. asking questions at a town hall meeting. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think eating or putting on makeup should be included in distracted-driving fines? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
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>> a group of students get a chance to fire off questions to the new superintendent. >> there was a town hall meeting on wednesday. question range from school lunches to school safety. >> if you worry about what students will ask you, you are not doing the job. i tell my staff i want to know the real deal. we know what the real issues are. >> he was hired six months ago. 31 degrees at the airport.
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a battle over superstar sandy relief funding. >> a burglary suspect likely facing more charges after a gun goes off at a local hospital. >> are they making progress? the latest on what is happening today with fiscal cliff negotiations. >> it will be dry and chilly on this thursday. >> we are keeping tabs on two early promise in baltimore county.
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>> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m.
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>> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. it hasn't snowed yet? >> we took our guest for the first snowfall at the season. bwi is the target. mindy and stan say the 24th. i want to thank everybody for posting on facebook. there were over 500 guesses. everybody wanted to participate. there are a lot of the duplicates. we may have to produce 40 life- size john collins cutouts. >> john collins wearing a speedo. >> he will sign them all this afternoon. >> he will slap me around a
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little bit. >> he has no clue this is going on. >> he will know tomorrow. >> thank you to everybody for participating on facebook. we have mostly clear skies this morning. 20's in the northern suburbs. a cold start a quiet. we expect a high of around 47 degrees. a little bit of rain. >> john is a really good sport. we will check the area roads. a smooth start in terms of delays. we have a few problems in baltimore county appeared there is some fire activity with some closures. up to speed on southbound 83.
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looking good on the north side of the beltway. this is 83 north of the beltway. more volume southbound. that will continue to build. 56 miles per hour on the southwest corner of the beltway as you make your approach to 95. no problems to report getting into the beltway at this hour. a nice start down towards the 895 split. five minutes on 95 from the split down to the fort mchenry. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a committee meets on capitol hill to hear from experts on the fiscal cliff. >> both sides still digging into
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their respective positions. there were renewed hopes of pressure on negotiations. >> hallie jackson has the latest. what can we expect this morning? >> we're said to fear from the researcher for moody's who warns a pressing concern may not be the fiscal cliff but what to do about the debt ceiling. >> squabble is not a solution. that >> is the fight from last year. president obama is warning against another battle like last year. >> that is unacceptable. >> explaining republican should not think they will get leverage by giving in to some democratic fiscal cliff demands now. >> that is a bad strategy for america and for businesses and it is not a game i will play. >> house leader say if the
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president does not agree with their plan, he should come back to the table. >> sit down with us and be serious about spending. >> if the suspect and continues to play politics, that will give you an answer about where we're going. >> they are planning for the worse, asking agencies to be ready for big cuts. >> the potential for this to happen. >> house members start a long weekend today. speaker boehner said he will be around to talk to the president. gop leaders will not adjourn for the holidays until some kind of fiscal cliff strategy is found. the point man is tim geithner and said the administration is willing to let the country over the fiscal cliff because that
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is how important they see these increases going back up for the wealthy. they say they cannot solve the problem without that happening. orrin hatch said that was stunning and irresponsible. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> and grant is going to the annapolis fire department to upgrade their stations. >> maryland woke up to this headline -- "u.s. denies aid to maryland storm victims." this is the picture of maryland during the storm. >> senator mikulski expressed disbelief fema denied the request for individual assistance. the director seems to be open to giving maryland another look.
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>> i sometimes struggle with when we say no because it is never easy. >> fema will still provide funds for the state which can be used to repair public structures because of a disaster declaration granted bacchant november. >> a prisoner struggled with a police officer. jennifer franciotti is live in towson with the details. >> this happened as a suspect was being treated at a hospital. he had some kind of a needle and tried to grab a staff member. a man will likely face even more charges after a shooting inside st. joseph's medical center in towson on wednesday.
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police say one of the officers was escorting a prisoner that was there to get medical treatment. >> it was discovered this prisoner had some kind of needle in his possession. >> it is not clear what kind of middle it was. the prisoner attempted to grab a staff member but the officer intervened. the president tried to grab the gun and a gun shot off one bullet into a wall and nobody was hurt. >> either by the weapon or by pepper spray that the officer discharged in an attempt to subdue this prisoner. moret it didn't work and officers were called in to get everything under control. moving patients in the e are at the shooting to other parts of the hospital. everything seems to be back to normal here at the hospital. the prisoners identity has not
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been released. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. 31 degrees at the airport. dealing with your kids can be embarrassing. it might benefit your health in the long run. >> some new research suggests some aspirin tablets might be ineffective. >> two problems of note in baltimore county. we will check on delays
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>> welcome back. 5:39. we have shifted the air mass
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like we talked about yesterday. there is no rain or snow. the skies are clear and the roads are dry. outside's and low 30's the city. 33 in catonsville. mostly sunny skies today. you could see some high, thin clouds this afternoon. high temperature only 47 degrees. we will come back and check the forecast for the weekend. stay with us. >> an interesting study about the affect your kids could have on your life. >> having a child could extend your life. childless women were four times more likely to die than those who gave birth to their own
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child. the prevalence of mental illness in adoptive couples was about half that of other parents. the coating used on aspirin could eliminate the effectiveness four strokes. >> some people develop what doctors believe to be an aspirin resistance. resistance to the medication may not be the problem at all. the coating mike different sorbing in a observ way to do its job. >> 5:41. 31 degrees at the airport. ava marie is talking about a major baltimore display. >> that major event is the monument lighting.
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we will have details on this year's event and a check of the forecast if you're going. >> tony has your full forecast. [ female announcer ] for those who love sweets, your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients.
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>> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. let's get you up to date on a few problems. fireave some p activity. 64 miles per hour on southbound 83. that speed all the way down to the beltway. no delays on the j.f.x. into town. there is a water main break. 58 on the west side of the loop at edmondson. 65 in towards the beltway. this is pretty light still from
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marysville in towards 29. this is 95 through howard county. 10 minutes from the beltway down towards 32. 64 prior to 175. a live picture at 75 shows it is building. 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 kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> moving along pretty nicely. metro, the delay on a t running 10 minutes late. no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. the five bus diverting at central and monument. i am kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> it is cold and dry this
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morning. first we say good morning to ava marie. she is down by the washington monument. >> did morning, tony -- good morning, tony. this tradition started 41 years ago. we're talking more about this with michael evits. so much fun. the festivities run for the evening hours. >> it is a full evening. we'll have a shopping stroll up charles street. the event runs from 5:30 until 7:45. >> we are live that not vernon place. >>-- we are live at mount vernon
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place. >> there will be a holiday village and plenty of activities for everybody. >> this place is a little tight. or should people plan to parker -- where should people plan to park? >> we suggest people take mass transit and walked up charles street. there will be choirs and bars and restaurants and plenty to see and do. >> there will be some local choirs. choir.ld-famous acqui >> great. you can watch it live on tv or
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attend the defense. temperatures in the low 40's. we will have mostly clear skies and light wind. pervert whether to enjoy the 41st monument lighting -- perfect weather to enjoy the 41st-lighting. donna hamilton will be there with mindy. >> i am the stage emcee. >> that is some star power. >> what about you? >> way too cold. he saw her forecasts. it's too cold for me. 29 in parkton. we have changed the air mass
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from yesterday. take the winter jacket today. no rain or snow. some high, thin clouds will be moving in from the west. it will be mostly sunny. some precipitation across the upper great lakes. that could visit us on friday afternoon. the chance for rain will go up this weekend. we will be at the dividing line. you can see that here. wash the time frame at the top of your screen. we're on the edge between the warm and the cold. into monday, you can see the colder air making a push down towards the east coast. a cold arctic air mass by the middle of next week. we will be on the edge of this weekend.
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we have a chance for some rain this weekend. high temperature between 44 and 49 degrees. it gets a little bit warmer. there could be a few showers tomorrow. same thing on saturday and sunday. in.ill put a 40% chance an maybe in the 60's again on monday. >> thank you. 31 degrees at the airport. a familiar face it puts the a familiar face it puts the pads back look grandma, they have a hobbit menu.
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i know. apparently, they based an entire movie off of it. try the all-new hobbit inspired menu, only at denny's. and see "the hobbit: an unexpected journey."
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>> time to get to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked, do you think eating or putting on makeup should be included in distracted-driving fines?
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>> keep sending us those responses. we will read more in our next hour. >> good morning. it is the redskins and ravens on sunday. terrell suggs will be a game time decision. he will decide on sunday whether he will play. ray lewis practiced yesterday. check out ray rice on the ride. a tribute to number 52 right here. ray cannot play this week. he can play next week against denver. john harbaugh well aware of what he means to the defense. >> he will not play on sunday.
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this would part of his rehab. we will see how we does. when he gets to the point he can play, there will be an announcement. that is not something that happened this week. >> suggs and ray have not played together this year. baseball winter meetings wrap up today. nate mclouth will once again be wearing an orioles uniform. they agree to a contract. he played really well for the birds last year. he may split right field with .ew-linnolan reimold shaquille cleare got his first start. this was no contest.
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marilyn hits the 100 mark. they are 7-1. could getting ray lewis back -- good getting rid of those back. >> thank you. a decision is made on who will fill tiffany alston's seeat. >> get ready to see a few more starbucks. details on their expansion. >> a look at it expansion plans at disney world. >> we have some rain in the forecast over the weekend. >> tracking a few problems including some fire activity and a water main break. we will check on those delays.
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>> a shot is fired inside a local e.r. >> are they making progress or as capital stock in a state of paralysis? >> you'll notice a chilly morning. are we back into a more seasonal strength of temperatures? [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> what a difference this morning.


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