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it looks like it will be ehrlich/o'malley in november. who will be the executive or city state's prosecutor? >> why is the government considering pulling this offer the market. we'll tell but this diet pill -- tell you about this diet pill. >> i'll take my hat off to him. >> take your hat off to ray lewis. 1-0 in the standings. good morning, maryland, i'm jamie costello. >> i'm megan pringle. thank you so much for joining us. >> how you feeling? >> great, how are you? >> great. >> a little tired from watching the game? >> no, i'm still living off that. like i played. huh? meteorologist justin berk with a look at our weather. >> want to break in the stadium, at least the second game. we had a good night last night, a good weather day yesterday and we're going to pick up on that as we head through this morning. good stuff, especially for
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those of you who are red-eyed this morning. you may want to put the shades on. we'll have a little sunshine mixed in with the clouds. we're still an hour away from sunrise or at least an hour and a half with the chill this morning in the 50s and low 60s. we warm up nicely this afternoon. then we'll talk about igor, still a category 4 and now sister julia, hurricane julia, renamed and upgraded earlier this morning. yesterday, we've got our time lapse imagery across baltimore. you can see we had a mix of clouds thrown into the sky but this morning 67 at oriole park camden yards. that is one of the warmest spots we can find. most of you start in the 50s. ellicott city 54. 58 degrees in perry hall and 57 bel air and northeast. follow the our wake-up window at the bottom of the screen. you'll see a nice weather pattern the next couple of days. hopefully we have nice traffic to talk about. let's toss to it kim brown. we have good traffic to piggyback on the good weather. no accidents or incidents right
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now. everything that we had early on has been cleared. so traffic is off to a good start. on the beltway, so far so good, pretty quiet, 695 at harford road, both loops moving without problems. west side looking good between 795 and 70 on the outer loop. 95 corridor will be clear the entire stretch especially between the beltways, 695 and 495, no issues. bw parkway, no problems and harrisburg expressway looking good as well. back to you. 5:32. today's the last big primary day before november's mid-term elections when republicans could gain control of congress. polls open in washington, dc this morning, seven other states including in maryland. emily schmidt with a preview this morning. >> reporter: on this primary day in seven states some candidates worry this may not be the year to be a party favorite. >> i actually have a conservative voting record as far as finance in congress. and while i'm a moderate that
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is generally on the social issues. >> reporter: in democrat-dominated delaware gop leaders think eight-time congressman mike castle is the only hope to win biden's old senate seat. instead he's in a tight race with christine o'donnell. she's lost senate bids twice before. this time she has tea party backing. >> the republican party lost its way. they get behind candidates like my opponent who don't even support the republican platform. who continue to support the democrat agenda. >> this is governor sarah palin. vote for christine o'donnell for u.s. senate. >> reporter: sarah palin recorded calls for o'donnell and candidates in two other states today. the tea party could also factor into new york's republican race for governor with its pick of carl palladino. >> we're coming to the end of a few months of very hard work. >> reporter: he's in a dead heat with former congressman rick lazio. >> i'm a candidate that will bring people together. that will unify people. >> reporter: the winner will face democrat andrew cuomo.
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also, congressman charlie rangel has spent 20 times more money than the next closest candidate but also facing a looming ethics trial. >> thank you for everything. >> reporter: a tea party favorite is also making for a tight race in new hampshire's senate contest. tea party favorites have already won senate primaries in six states this year. emily schmidt, abc news, washington. 5:34 now. as in nearly every election it's hard to separate fact from fiction when it comes to campaign ads and things you receive in the mail. some viewers tell us they receive misleading ballots in the mail. the university of maryland law school dean mark graber says those mailings and other political speech is protected by the first amendment and it's up to the voter to decide the truth. most political rhetoric is aimed at a small and increasingly smaller middle. these people are more persuadable in part because they generally are ambivalent
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and in part because it turns out in many cases the middle, or the so-called middle is in fact composed of people who are less tuned in to politics. >> he says our society is so politically polarized it's hard to change peoples' minds once they are made up. the trial for the man accused of killing former city councilman ken harris expected to take almost a month to finish. yesterday monica foreman-robinson harris took the stand. the only person known to have seen harris's death. she said she saw someone in a halloween mask shouting at harris before he got into his car. she then said harris was shot as he tried to drive away. the state claims suspect jerome williams' dna ties him to the mask. the attorney disputes the claim. >> no one can identify the three individuals. as i indicated in my opening this is a high profile case. and my suspicion is the police
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department had to make a quick arrest to calm the fears of the community. >> the state's witness list contains more than 50 names. 5:36. in our "health alert" -- federal health officials are considering whether to pull off meridia from the market. the diet pill has been sold since 1997 but data last november showed an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. european regulators pulled the drug off the market in january. 5:36. first lady michelle obama is looking to restaurant owners for her help in the crusade against childhood obesity. she met with the national restaurant association encouraging them to provide healthier options to children. >> start showing that obese toddlers already display some warning signs for heart disease. it's clear that we just don't have the time to waste. >> the first lady even gave
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restaurant owners a few tips including replacing sides such as fries with fruit or cooking with wheat pasta instead of white. we have a frightening ordeal for a store clerk. >> stay with us. a car plows into a building. what caused the crash. >> you're looking at dramatic home video of the deadly gas explosion in california. >> first, before you head anywhere let's go to the mta's mark jones to see how the trains and buses are moving. >> good morning. for your commute start, if you're heading out you'll find light rail and metro subway on time but the buses, 5, 19, 27 and 91 are diverted at fayette and utay for construction, 10 and 30 at light and pratt. on the marc, no problems. for the mta transit team, i'm mark jones. [ male announcer ] it's sunday afternoon.
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good morning. 5:40 on this tuesday. we look at yesterday's temperatures, it turned out to be a beautiful afternoon with highs reaching into the low
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80s after the chilly start, the cloudy start and even the foggy start for some of you. keep that in mind because that is fairly typical autumn weather around here even though it's not quite autumn yet. 81 baltimore. 83 york. in hagerstown they really heated up versus the 77 on the eastern shore in easton. still a beautiful afternoon there. they started at 59 in easton. 58 in baltimore. and low 50s outside the beltway and up north towards york, pennsylvania. most of us dealing with a quiet scene. on maryland's most powerful doppler radar and five sweeps through the chesapeake showing up a quiet uneventful start to the day. 50s, go to the 2-degree guaranteed high of 80 and sunny this afternoon. kim brown has traffic >> two words to describe traffic. all good. we don't have problems on the roads so far and no delays as well. as we look at the drive times. on 795, you won't encounter problems between route 140 and franklin boulevard. it's 10 minutes, a little less as you make your way towards
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the beltway. as we look at the overall picture of the area, traffic is looking good, no problems to report so far. linda so is in the field and has been following the latest on one of the top stories. >> it all comes down to this. who will be the city's next top prosecutor? i'm linda so. both candidates are fighting to the end as voters head to the polls later this morning. >> they go head-to-head in one of the hottest races, the democratic primary for baltimore county executive. i'm sherrie johnson. more on what the candidates have to say.
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thank you for joining us this morning. today will determine who is going to be baltimore's next prosecutor. it's been a nasty race. the debates over things like race and crime, experience. today it comes to a close. abc2 news libbed -- linda so joins us. she's live in the city. >> reporter: both candidates are not going down without a fight. this is one fierce battle like you said. bernstein and jessamy signs line the street in front of cross country elementary school. both candidates are working overtime today to make a final push as voters head to the polls. greg bernstein will be out here later this morning as voters head to the polls. jessamy will do the same.
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she will be meeting and greeting voters throughout the stay. city -- the city. jessamy is fighting to hold on to her 15 years as baltimore's top prosecutor. on monday she was endorsed by a group of baptist ministers. bernstein had an endorsement from billy murphy, an attorney and well known judge in the city. the focus here is on baltimore is -- on baltimore's high crime rate and who will make the city safer. in baltimore, linda so, abc2 news. bartonfelder against kaminetz. sherrie johnson with more on this hot race. >> reporter: we have a big political battle for the democratic nod for baltimore county executive. they will square off during primary voting. both are fourth-term councilman. kaminetz has been accused of an
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ugly mud-slinging campaign while bartonfelder chose a positive campaign. he says he chooses to focus ops his 28 -- on his 28-year accomplishment. >> we have a great county. it's fiscally well managed but we have challenging times. i think when times are going well we tend to keep doing things the same way. now that we're facing difficult times i'm looking forward to the opportunity of rethinking how do we do things? and, can we start to do more with less? >> the only reason i'm running is because i want to work for the people in baltimore county to do a good job for them, to keep our government moving forward in a positive way. >> reporter: the state elections administration in annapolis estimates 32% of eligible voters will turn out to vote in the primary. the nice weather and hot races like baltimore county executive is speck to draw voters to the -- expected to draw votes to the polls today. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. news time 5:48.
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three republicans are vying to take on democratic incumbent peter pete franc cho. in the comptroller's race. brendan madigan, still in high school. the third candidate, 72-year-old armand gerard, a retired high school math teacher from baltimore. abc2 news is your source for democracy 2010. we'll have the live team coverage of the races in the area and we'll brings you the latest results. for more information go to we've got you covered with all the up to the minute results. 5:48. the ravens up in jersey at meadowlands stadium and even before the kickoff ray rice gets into it with the jets and flings a football and then former raven bart scott fires it back. here we go. anquan bolden, the star of this
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one. great catch here. he had a great night. over 100 yards receiving and joe flacco found his new target. rolling out here. and joe finds bolden, great day. this is more like flag football. the jets d held the ravens more than i held my wife on our honeymoon. there's rex ryan who said we're going to the super bowl. the reigns got in the way. there's -- the ravens got in the way. the coach would have none of this talk. and there's coach cameron who wanted to get the ball in everyone's hands early. watch this catch from todd heap. stretching out. you heard it in the stands yesterday, didn't you? on tv? what a catch. the ravens moved the ball on third down conversion. ray lewis was in the middle of everything. knocking keller over. here was the play. nada sacked with mark sanchez who had a horrible night. sanchez firing back to keller
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who heard ray lewis somewhere, out of bounds of ravens win 10-9 and the jets cannot cash that check. >> when you love the game, just love it and keep playing it, you don't worry about outside influences trying to tell you what you are not. my team looks at me as the leader of the team, i'm going to keep leading them. no matter what nobody says. >> i've watched ray lewis for 15 years and i cannot tell you a game he wanted to win more than last night. you could tell. >> those were two teams that didn't like each other, you could tell. >> the big test sunday, ravens at cincinnati. coming off a road loss in new england. good morning. 5:50. footnote to the story. some contributing credits should be given to mrs. costello for a small part. hurricane julia now upgraded to
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hurricane status. 75 mile-per-hour winds, near the coast of africa. probably not going to get as strong as igor which is down to 135 mile-per-hour winds. still a category 4 storm and still expected to move its way on in through the western atlantic which crites almost directly towards bermuda, as it should weaken to a category 2 by that point, that should be this weekend. large swells pushing to the caribbean islands. and will be impacting the east coast of the u.s. as we head towards the end of the week and into the weekend. we expect nice weather here by that point in time which means people may be heading to the beaches and have to deal with the hard swells. even though it's after labor day warmest water temperatures on the east coast right now, prime time to get down there with less crowds to the beaches we could have beach weather here. 58 this morning. it's rather chilly. chilly for those of you that have a backyard pool, seems to be cooling off quickly, because of the clear to partly cloudy skies we've had overnight. this band of clouds coming from
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a system back towards the midwest that will take all week to get here. occasionally throwing some impulses of energy. we could deal with clouds tomorrow midday into the afternoon. we should remain dry until this next system starts to show up on our door step thursday morning. by thursday afternoon showers with an increased chance as we head through friday and that will set stage for a nice weekend. 2-degree guarantee 80. that is about normal in the baltimore area. after the chilly morning, a nice breeze. tonight, mostly clear, we drop to 54. call it partly sunny tomorrow, temperatures get up to 78 guess. 82 thursday. late showers, better chance of thunderstorms friday and warming up, mid-80s by sunday. traffic is awesome so far. no problems. it's moving very well for the most part everywhere. you'll just see increased volume around the area but not really causing delays. everything looks good up a and down the beltway from bel air
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to providence. 95 southbound running well, three minutes. this is the harrisburg expressway southbound at shawan. traffic is starting to pick up but everything appears to be moving at speed. stay with us because we have more of "good morning maryland" after this. ú
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my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress.
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thank you for joining us. making news around the nation, dramatic video of a car crash. the whole thing caught on tape in california. police say a suspected drunk driver hit a bicyclist. illegally crossing the highway. the suv then smashed into a vw bug parked in front of a liquor store. the consider was then shoved into a building. the clerk was cut with a piece of glass and taken to the hospital for stitches. authorities say the bicyclist sadly died at the scene. dramatic home video of last week's deadly gas main explosion in san bruno, california. a man took these incredible pictures ripping through his neighborhood just after the explosion. the footage was taken from a house balcony just behind the pipe. investigators still have no cause for this explosion yet. we'll be right back.
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my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be
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ranked one of the most independent members of congress.
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who is going to be in charge of protecting our city? will it be jessamy or bernstein? >> who has a chance to be the next baltimore county prosecutor? bartonfelder or kaminetz? >> they are not gone. so make up your mind and play football. we do what we do best. not let them spoil it. >> and revis and butthead load of mistakes by the jets as the ravens win the first one. good morning, memorial day. i'm jamie costello -- maryland. i'm jamie costello. >> i'm megan pringle. i haven't seen a smile on your face this early since the last football season. meteorologist justin berk. >> ray lewis is fighting for all the old men out


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