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>> time is running out to prevent going over the fiscal cliff. congress needs to reach an agreement. the deadline is days away. a celebration of family and culture. baltimore residents are coming together to observe the holiday. >> the rest of the weekend looks good. we will check the forecast in a few minutes. >> you are watching wbal-tv 11.
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this is 11 news at 6:00. >> in just 48 hours, taxes could go up substantially. president obama and house speaker john banner could not reach a compromise. it is now up to the leaders of the senate to try. they are working on a plan today. they're hoping to bring it to lawmakers to mark. >> as senate leaders work behind closed doors, president obama and republicans issued it messages on the web. >> we cannot afford itself- inflicted when to the economy. the economy is growing. keeping it that way means the folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. >> if the nation goes over the fiscal cliff, each side says the other is to blame. correct we can still avoid going over the fiscal cliff if the president and senate step
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forward and work with republicans to solve the problem. >> all over the country, uncertainty is in the air. >> it is not a matter of whether i will pay might not like bill, but it will the played my savings. >> it is the perceived impact that could cause a drop in sails. >> getting a deal is up to the 's top democrat and republican. >> we are engaged in discussions in the hopes we can not come forward as early as sunday with a recommendation. >> whatever we come up with will be in perfect. some people will not like it. some people will like it less. that is where we are. >> harry reid and mitch mcconnell say they're confident they can find a compromise, but then they have to sell it to john painter and his fellow republicans before -- to don banner -- john painter and his
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fellow republicans before the deadline. >> he has called them back for a rare saturday session. this sunday, president obama will be the exclusive guest on "meet the press. you can catch the interview right here tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.. >> the third winner storm of the week came in without much of a bang for most folks. in pennsylvania, it brought snow and high wind. they expect to get up to 8 inches of snow by tomorrow morning. driving confessions -- conditions are so hazardous they have set a 45-mile an hour speed limit on the turnpike. we are fortunate not to see those kind of conditions here. >> many people we talked to are wondering what happened to all of this note from earlier today. as you can see, it is gone.
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the snow took it time to commend to the area. when it finally arrived, it did not stick around long. take a look at kids having a good time playing in this note earlier today. the first sign of snowfall did not touch down until the late morning leaving a dusting in many areas. it left measurable snow fall in some counties. most of that melted by the afternoon. crews were out all morning for the third weather event of the week. snow removal crews were on standby waiting for this note to a rise. -- for the snow to arrive. >> it is one of those things no one can predict 100%. we're hoping it goes well and everyone stays safe. >> every storm is different. you can never count on a single type. >> if you are planning to drive tonight or in the morning,
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please drive with caution. bridges and ramps tend to freeze first. for the latest on the weather, let's go to tony for the latest. >> the snow was pretty to look at and did not cause problems on the road. we had a bit of accumulation. it held off until about 10:00 in the morning. the forecasted amounts were half of what we are thinking. we had half an inch at t.v. hill. in the cold spots, a little bit more. this is turning into a big snowstorm in the northeast part of the country. for us, it will be breezy through the rest of the weekend. we will check the 74 cast in a few minutes. >> howard county police have arrested a man in connection
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with the string of burglaries. police say the 28-year-old is suspected in a burglary on december 21 when a woman found her truck outside of her home. police say he threw her jewelry as he fled. they have length him to 3 other. raced -- they have connected him to 3 other burglaries. baltimore city police investigating an early-morning shooting of a man in the northeast part of the city. around 2:30 this morning, officers responded to the report of a gunshot. when they arrived, they found the 38-year-old man had been shot in the arm. the victim was taken of the house bill to be treated. no word on his condition. today is the fourth day of kwanzaa. the museum celebrated by holding a family fun day. the celebration included an african marketplace, craft
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activities, and a kwanzaa ceremony. it is in connection with the exhibit. the theme this year was "a child shall lead them." >> we have always had some sort of kwanzaa celebration or family day. normally, we have had the adults do the programming. we decided it would be neat showing the kids doing civic activities. i thought it would be nice for them to leave the day. >> kwanzaa is celebrated through january 1. still to come on 11 years, and mothers outraged after she says her special needs son of was forgotten on the bus for a all day. what she says needs to change. >> police say they have a suspect in custody in the depth of a man shot in front of a subway train. that story when we continue. how do you always have my favorite coffee? girl: well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase,
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>> prosecutors say a woman has been charged with murder as a hate crime. police arrested menendez today after a passerby noticed she looked like the woman seen in this surveillance video. the spokeswoman for the district attorney says she told district attorney's she hates hidus and muslims. the victim was from india. his religion is not clear. on thursday, a woman pushed him onto the tracks. then they say she ran off. police in a small town are investigating whether a man with down syndrome was left alone on a bus for most of the day. for five years, he has been picked up by a bus and taken to the center that provides services for adults with disabilities. his mother says he never made it into the building yesterday. she says the staff told her he
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was accidentally left in the van for eight hours. >> i am having a hard time holding my tears back. he cannot even tell me what he was doing during that time, what he was thinking. he cannot even explain his frustration. he says he could not get out. >> she says this is not the first time her son has been left on board. the center says the driver will be disciplined. >> former president george h. w. bush is out of intensive care. a family spokesperson says his condition continues to improve. mr. bush is in a regular hospital room at methodist hospital in houston. he has been there since november 23 been treated for bronchitis. the red cross says it had a busy year. the agency responded to 113 large-scale disasters through december 1. that works out to the response somewhere every nine minutes. the red cross opened more than 900 shelters for more than
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100,000 people displaced from their homes. the organization says the work for superstorm sandy was the biggest response in five years. let's check in with another busy man, meteorologist tony pann. >> things will quiet down for the rest of the weekend. partly cloudy skies in baltimore. 37 at the airport. stay tuned. we will
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>> now the forecast with meteorologist tony pann. >> the winter weather advisories have been cancelled. the map is lit up in the northeast part of the country. our little snowstorm has turned into a big snowstorm in the northeast part of the country. several inches of snow around boston already. they will pick up close to a foot in connecticut, massachusetts, in the higher terrain. the storm exploded when it got past baltimore. we got clipped by it as it was developing offshore. precipitation was held off several hours for us. that kept the amounts down significantly. we did not start the snow until 10:00 in the area when we expected it to come in at 4:00. that cut back on the totals. the skies are clearing. the wind is picking up. it will be a breezy night. the breeze will stay with us through tomorrow.
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23-mile gusts in frederick. the wind will pick up overnight. as the temperatures drop into the 20's, the wind chill will probably be in the lower end of the 20's later tonight. it is 34 in parkton. will drop below freezing. some of that will freeze over. let's take a look of the futurecast. we will take into new year's eve. starting tomorrow, nothing going on. lots of sunshine. it will be breezy and chilly with lots of sunshine on sunday. on monday, you can see the clouds getting thicker. there will be a weak system passing south of us on new year's eve. we will watch this. this is 9:30 on monday. you can see snow developing in the mountains. there is a chance we could see showers in baltimore. the same thing on new year's day. we might get clipped with a
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light rain or snow on tuesday. at this point, it does not look like a big deal. for tonight, partly cloudy skies. breezy and cold. temperatures will drop into the 20's. the wind chill may be in the upper teens late tonight. dress appropriately if you will be out late. mostly sunny tomorrow, breezy and drive. high temperatures in the upper 30's. the clouds will thicken up on monday. a slight chance for rain or snow in new year's eve and new year's day. most of that should stay south of us. another chance for a light rain or snow on thursday. temperatures will stay below average. >> a good day to stay in and watch sports. >> a great day to be at comcast center checking out maryland against delaware state. they continue getting ready for acc play. highlights next in sports.
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>> this is 11 sports. >> we're almost there, almost through the part of the scheduled where maryland finds little resistance. they have talent on another level that has not been tested since december 2 against george mason. linn will dominate in the acc. hornets take advantage. del state up early. a lovely drive for two. the game tied. howard, a good idea.
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there is the mismatch of which i spoke. terps with a six-point lead. here is the play of the game. howard finds wells. yes! the 12,000 gasping as he took flight. charles mitchell had 19 points and 14 rebounds. he has not had more than six points in the last three games. everyone involved. in nice pass. the terps tied their third longest winning streak. 39-50 is the final. north carolina at home. the first half. jone


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