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yestererday was another gorgeous day. >> what a stretch of whether we have had. the clouds have rolled in and of the rain will be followed -- wet a stretch of wheteather have had. you can see the rain moving in west of hagerstown. it will take another hour or two to reach baltimore. take an umbrella. rain showers are likely off and on. you can even hear a rumble of thunder. high temperature around 74. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. first, was a good morning to sarah and see what is happening on the roads. >> we are starting off on a busy notes. southbound on the harrisburg expressway, we are dealing with an overturned tractor trailer. it is blocking several lanes. there is also a fuel spill. it is on its side.
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watch for delays southbound on the harrisburg expressway. we have some closures at eastern avenue because of the greek festival. in harford county, 136 is closed because of the transformer that is being transferred. it is transferring very slowly. watch for those closures remaining in effect. on a harrisburg the expressway, no signs of delays here. we will be watching for delays because of the overturned tractor trailer. switching over to liberty. so far, it is running very well be on the west side. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> 600 maryland workers now face losing their jobs. >> the solo cup -- three solo cup locations or click closing. jennifer franciotti is following
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this story and is joining us from the news from. >> the company is based in chicago. it has 13 manufacturing plants around the country. officials say the primary reason is the economy and the need to consolidate its operations. reduced demand has burdened facilities with overcapacity. plants in massachusetts will also shut down. >> i am distraught over it. it is not like things haven't been happening before that. not like a big surprise. >> they will begin phasing out operations over the next 24 months. employees will be given 60 day'' notice before being laid off. we will have more at 5:30. >> the company in owings mills
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is the original site and it has been an up and down ride for the company. many fear this could hurt the shaken economy. >> in terms of layoffs going forward, the economic recovery is very fragile. it remains fragile and it is painful to see these kinds of job losses. >>
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>> scientists say there is also concrete proof of huge oil cloudy the surface. >> yes, there is oil in the water. that is confirmed at the sites where we give done that analysis. it has been in low concentrations. >> oil continues to wash towards shore. >> we are the ones that will have to live with this for years and years and years. bp has to fix this and make it right. >> right now, nothing seems
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right at all. bp says findings do show oil in the water. the company disagrees there are under water plumes. the president is heading back for a trip on monday and tuesday. kristen dahlgren, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 61 degrees on tv hill. days after a tornado canceled a celebration, many are coping with tragedy. >> demand is expected to face charges of murdering his wife. >> here is a live look at traffic. this is on the west side. it is okay right there. more weather and traff
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>> the rain will be in the far western suburbs. there could be a thunderstorm this afternoon. a high temperature around 73. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. for now to the news desk. >> police in phoenix are investigating a bizarre murder after a has been reportedly shoots his wife and then lives
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with her dead body for days. he apparently shot himself in the head. he called police and said he shot his wife. the man will likely be charged with murder. a plane flipped over all trying to land. it is all caught on videotape. the footage shows the plane straight up on its nose while trying to land. the pilot and passenger were wearing shoulder harnesses. the plane was in virginia to promote a new movie. >> it was a somber day in ohio as the community is sticking together every community -- after a tornado. the father of the class valedictorian was killed. the school will rebuild. >> 5:11, 61 degrees.
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some big news for the beverage industry as companies join forces. >> apple finds itself the target of protesters. china is upset. >> if your morning commute includes the harrisburg expressway, there are delays expected.
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>> overturned tractor trailer at this morning. >> we have some potential major delays. southbound on the harrisburg expressway, we have an overturned tractor trailer.
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he is in the median. all lanes are open in the northbound direction. there is a closer in the southbound direction. there is also a fuel spill associated with it. it will make for a longer cleanup. we'll keep you posted on the delays. westbound on route 40, still some closures because of a water main break. there is a closure near eastern avenue because of the greek festival. in carroll county, there is a fire being worked on at union bridge road. we are in great shape so far this morning. five minutes on southbound 95 from the split to the fort mchenry. 11 minutes on the west side outer loop. the sec the harrisburg expressway. no sign of the lanes here on warren road. watch out for the overturned
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tractor trailer. looking very good on the west side. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we get the latest on the buses and trains. good morning. >> thank you. so far so good this morning with the trains and buses. the number 20 train is diverted because of the greek festival. watch out for the seven line that is diverted at broadway and lombard. the 91 line is diverted because of construction. the 44 line is being diverted. we have the light rail and metro running problem-free. trains on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines are showing no delays. now back to tony pann. >> thank you. things are pretty quiet right now in the weather department but that will change as we get towards 8:00 a.m. you can see rain moving in.
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the sprinkles will be moving into frederick within the next 45 minutes. it is still a good distance away from baltimore and the beltway. it should be dry for the early part of the commute. then the rain showers will catch up to everybody. there is a lot of rain upstream. showers and thunderstorms extend back into illinois. this past to clear through before we clear out. this area of low pressure is moving pretty quickly. there is a lot of real estate to cover until it gets off the coast. until 11:00 p.m., there will be a chance for off and on showers and thunderstorms as the high pressure moves off the coast. we are starting off warmer, 60's right now. 66 at the airport. 60 degrees in rising sun in cecil county. we should be able to sneak into
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the low 70's this afternoon. maybe a thunderstorm this afternoon and this evening. sunrise at 40 minutes after 5:00 a.m. rainshowers are likely to night, especially early. then the skies will clear. low temperature of around 62. tomorrow, the system will be pushing off the coast. i think there could be some rain across the lower eastern shore, maybe at the beaches. but then everything will clear out. the area of high pressure will give as dry conditions for the rest of the week. 73 today with rain showers. we clear out tomorrow. 86 on friday. 90 on saturday and 92 on sunday. another system moves in on sunday night and it will drop the temperatures into the 70's by tuesday of next week.
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>> big news hits the beverage business. the largest distributor of dr pepper drinks will soon be coca- cola. in addition, coke will distribute canada dry in the u.s. retailers are locking shoppers into their stores. some programs are ending programs. some are expanding them. stores are starting to use the information gained to change their pricing. apple is dealing with protesters in hong kong after several workers committed suicide. 30 gathered the day after the unveiling of the new iphone. they are angry over 11 suicides
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that happens in china. the company has already announced pay raises for the chinese workers after the suicide. there is a strict management style having an assembly line that is too fast. the company denies those accusations. >> the fortunes of a key maryland company may be on the rise. jane king joins us live with a look at today's business news. >> good morning. many drivers are now getting notices in the mail. general motors is recalling 1.5 million cars and trucks around the world. part of a windshield washer can catch on fire. this affects saturn brands from 2006 to 2009. gm, ford, and chrysler are
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looking to hire more workers in mexico. there is growing concern europe's money problems could slow down the global economy. the debt crisis is not all bad for americans. investors continued to put money in safe havens like u.s. treasury bills. that is helping to keep mortgage rates down. we see most of the day that the s&p closed higher yesterday. capital source shares may get a boost today thanks to an upgrade. an analyst said they may rise to $5. the siena corp., they are expected to report a slight improvement in quarterly profits. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news.
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>> thank you. there was an outage on a social networking site yesterday. the main service on sweater went -- the main service on twitter went down for about an hour. twitter users post tweed's at the rate of 50 million a day. >> we devastated? i do not know how you went on. >> i do not go there. >> 5:22. we will check another look at your morning commute. >> the mayor of london is upset about a new harry potter theme park in florida. >> that brings us to our watercooler question of the day. e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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be part of the story. colonial williamsburg. >> the dress was auctioned off for more than 2 hudgins 7 $5,000. -- it was auctioned off for more than $275,000. the fashion museum purchased the dress with a 50% and on the goes to the auction. >> the new harry potter park will open in orlando next week. the mayor of london is not happy about it. >> welcome to the magical world of harry potter. >> how are you doing today? " there's so much fun to be had
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here. there are things to buy and things you can buy. money toere's so much be made, why aren't the britain's making that money? the forest is hopping mad. >> it is a prime example of british intellectual property. it is the fruits of the genius that are going to be exploited by the americans. i cannot understand how that can be right. >> this franchise has got london stamped all over it. so why didn't they open a park here? this might be one reason. and this might be another. perhaps they could bulldoze their way through the lengthy planning process. >> the decision to go to orlando, maybe we cannot offer that on the big scale.
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i think it is a massive market. is everybody reading about this harry potter. >> many already follow and are visiting famous sights including platform 9 and 3/4. >> you have to walk straight at the wall between nine and 10. >> should universal have built their park here instead of the floor mat? >> i would much rather see the real thing. i would rather see the harry potter trial right here in london. it would be more fun and authentic. >> i think it would be good place to have it and it would be good to do it from here and a good destination. >> the wizard king world opens in orlando in 10 days.
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there is hope it will open a theme park right here in the spiritual world of potter. we asked universal what they thought of the idea. no response. >> we cannot help doing our best british accents. 5:28. coming up in the next half-hour -- >> a major manufacturer is shutting its doors and hundreds will be out of jobs. details are next. >> american voters are clamoring for change and choosing which meant as change ages. primary results are on the way. >> things are pretty dry right now around baltimore but rain is on the way. we will check the seven day in just a few minutes. >> we have a situation within overturned tractor trailer on the harrisburg expressway.
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