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baltimore city. details are? . >> the senate says no to more unemployment checks. find out why, coming up. >> 82-year-old is locked inside a van for over four hours -- 82- year-old is locked inside a van for over four hours. >> the forecast will a comeback. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning. happy friday. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. the heat is getting to us. even though it is cold in here. >> we hit 100 degrees yesterday. we did that last in 2007. that has -- that is how long it has been pared the heat index is up around 100.
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73 this morning at the airport. the dew points are the low 60's. it is still going to be a warm day. we will hit 89. you'll notice the difference from yesterday. we will check the forecast for the rest of the weekend. but first was a good morning to kim. >> we have confirmed that accident in pasadena on a mountain road and old mountain road. police are on the scene. it is something to be aware of. we're still dealing was some fire activity on york road. otherwise, we're not seeing any delays so far this morning. 67 as you head down on 95 from white marsh. 60 on the topside of the beltway. looking very nice. we will give you a live look
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outside. this is around the tunnel. north and southbound looking just fine. 83, the harrisburg expressway, a little heavier southdown, but no delays to report. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> our big story, after months of debate, the baltimore city council has closed its budget deficit. >> it looks like the final piece of the puzzle fell into place last night. jennifer franciotti has that story. >> the city council passed a two-cent tax on soda, beer bottles less than 2 liters. tax will end in three years. is not sitting well with the beer industry. they staged a last ditch
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demonstrating arguing that it will in danger jobs and bottling plants. >> once a business leaves the city, it is hard to return. that is a simple message. the city learned that 24 years ago. >> the city council members who voted yes did not feel that way. we'll have more coming up at 6:30. this bottle tax is estimated to bring in $5.7 million. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. anif you're getting unemployment check, it may not last much longer. a temporary extension ran out. americans are losing those checks every week. washington is refusing to extend unemployment benefits. tracie potts explains. >> a big note in the senate
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from one democrat on a bill that would have put more money in the wallets of jobless americans. $35 billion more the weekend of 4. >> democrats refuse to pass a bill that does not add to the debt. >> it would do nothing to grow our economy. >> democrats call unemployment checks and emergency. >> we are talking about people who have lost their jobs. >> the cost of the bill has been cut almost in half. the white house calls it a common-sense approach and they chided republicans for blocking it. >> without more help, states already strapped for cash may be looking at more budget cuts and more layoffs. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news.
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>> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the senate should continue to extend long-term unemployment benefits for millions of out-of-work americans? e-mail your response to >> testimony resumes this morning in the trial of the glen arm woman accused of killing her husband and trying to kill her daughter. jurors heard the 911 call. mary koontz allegedly fired at her daughter. the defense is presenting -- is presenting an insanity defense. the death penalty is being saw against the woman accused of ordering a murder for hire against her husband. she tried to make it look like a robbery. the alleged gunman is also facing charges. >> there was a brutal stabbing
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death allegedly at the hands of her neighbor. michael hester is being charged in the killing of eleanor haley. he stabbed her multiple times in an apparent robbery attempt. >> he did not have to do that. all he had to do is say is i need help and that would have been in it. it's a shame for such a giving person that someone she was helping took her life. >> he is currently being held without bail. a baltimore family wants some family as to how their child ended up being in a van for four hours. izzy hills was treated after she was left inside a van after returning from a field trip. she was trapped in the event during the record heat. she was found when her
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grandfather came to pick her up. >> she was laying down the >> it was 95 outside. it was probably more than 100 degrees in their. >> beautiful little girl and it could have ended up tragic. officials will take disciplinary action against the employers responsible. child protective services is looking into the incident. >> there is a new phrase. martin o'malley will sign an executive order implementing the use of the blue alert system. it will be issued when the public's called upon to locate suspects. the program was slated to begin in october. but the slaying of wesley brown
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moved this faster. >> there is a potential battle ground. martin o'malley and ben cardin joined passengers yesterday to apologize for the mistake that left hundreds of commuters stranded in sweltering temperatures. it was something that bob ehrlich described as as inattention to commuter issues. measures are being taken to prevent a repeat of this problem. >> we need to continue to improve service. this hurts all of our efforts to increase transit ridership. i'm here to talk to our neighbors and talk to the citizens by certification and assure them that we will make improvements after this unforgivable incident. >> the state has purchased 26 locomotives to replace the aging
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fleet and there will be adding two into service each month. >> the crisis on the coast continues with will still leaking into the gulf of mexico. in florida, think pools of oil have washed up around pensacola. a dolphin covered in oil died yesterday. steny hoyer is urging the white house to hold a summit with local officials to ensure they are prepared if oil makes its way up the atlantic coast line. >> 74 degrees on tv help. coming up, the bloomberg business report. >> one thing being offered outside walmart was positively criminal. >> it has been one year since the music world lost michael
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jackson. we'll tell you about the special observances to commemorate the death of michael jackson. >> things are pretty quiet this morning. that could change over the weekend. seven-day forecast coming up. >> we have no delays to report this boring.
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>> and welcome back. it is about 12 minutes after 6:00 a.m. things are quiet on this friday morning. it will be more comfortable today. we had a cold front moved through last night. the humidity is down to the south. we hit 100 degrees yesterday. today it will feel much better.
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this area of high pressure will take control. the current temperature, the upper 70's and low 70's. 73 at the airport. setting to in rising sun in cecil county. less humid the yesterday. upper 80's to around 90 per it is still warm but it is better than 100. mostly clear tonight. a quiet night tonight. tomorrow, high pressure will still be in control. this warm front will come through and give us a chance for a thunderstorm. i will show you the seven-day forecast in a second part would have to talk about the tropics. we could have our first tropical storm of the season developing. is a couple of hundred miles off the coast. its name would be alex if it does become a tropical storm.
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it should eventually move into the gulf of mexico next week. we will have to keep an eye on the tropics. we could have our first tropical storm sometime next week. 91 on saturday. more humid on sunday. 30% chance for a thunderstorm, mostly in the afternoon. there could be some rain on saturday night. it will cool off by the time we get into the middle of next week. high temperature only around 80 degrees. that will feel nice. let's see if kim has any good news on the roads. >> not too many bad things to report. we have something in pasadena, an accident mountain road and old mountain road. we do expect some delays in that area. some fire activity could slow you down on york road. we have a new accident at south
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hanover street. a live look outside shows we're moving just fine north and south in and out of the tunnel. you can see southbound traffic just a bit heavier. no accidents to report there. we are looking good all around. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> one person was killed and two others one part of a milwaukee parking deck collapsed. one victim was trapped underneath. it sounded like a loud roar. the parking deck will remain closed until they can investigate the collapse. the names of the victims have not been released. two people were buried in a grain. the sides of to of the silos collapse.
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a woman standing across the street said it sounded like paper crumbling. people are being kept back from the elevator because of fear of another collapse. engineers will try to determine what happened. police had to be called at walmart etc. somebody was found trying to sell their baby for $25. police say the couple approached two women in the store parking lot and offered to sell their daughter. the couple claims they were only joking. police are not laughing. the couple has been charged with attempting to abandon the child and a drug charge. >> if you are in the market for a new home, this is a great time to buy a house. mortgage rates have hit a new
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low. the average rate fell to 4.69%. that is down from 4.75% last week. it is the lowest level since rates have been tracked in 1971. the rate does not include points. the effect of the gulf oil spill are now being felt at the dinner table. some restaurants are feeling the strain of short supply. red lobster said they will run out of oysters by mid july. prices are up since january. many restaurants say they have absorbed the high cost until now. millions of people may soon be cooking with spices from maryland. jane king has that story. >> good morning. today we remember one of the
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greatest entertainers and businessmen of all time. michael jackson passed away one year ago today. sources say his the state has generated more than $250 million since he has been laid to rest. as for trading, stocks tumbled yesterday. this is partly on concern that greece may default on its debt. 46 states are facing greek-style deficits. states are going to have the cutback spending and raise taxes the same way greece and spain are. there were losses at t. rowe price. shares are now on a seven-day losing streak. lawmakers agreed to soften a rule that would force large
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banks to spin off one of their riskiest businesses. there could be a final vote on the overhaul bill next week. the spice maker got a huge deal. the main supply sprint will be mccormick and they're checking out their spices at sam's club. .'m jane king wbal-tv 11 news >> it fans will pause to remember michael jackson on this, the first anniversary of his death. events include the unveiling of a monument in his home town in gary, indiana. a special tribute at the apollo theater in new york. a moment of silence will be observed at the time of his death. forest lawn cemetery will be open to the public for fans to
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pay their respects. >> the time is now 6:19. another check on the weather and traffic is straight ahead. >> the orioles looked like it or trying to make up for months worth of scoring in a single game last night. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the senate should continue to extend long-term unemployment benefits for millions of out-of-work americans? e-mail your response to >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey with a check on the morning commute. we're expecting some delays in pasadena because of an accident. police are directing traffic. fire activity in the city on york road. we have an accident on west randall street. delays around the area. look at the west side of the beltway. the outer loop is picking up a little more than the inner loop. no official delays to report. 95 north and southbound come out very light and looking very nice. 83 is checking out ok as well. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> it is friday. that means we will do the beach forecast. here is the forecast for ocean
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city. partly cloudy today, 85. sunshine on saturday. only a upset chance of a thunderstorm. this will be a dry beach weekend -- only a 30% chance of a thunderstorm. but now we send it over to the man, keith mills. >> thank you. as was reported last night, it appears debbie yow is leaving the university of maryland. she will be going to north carolina state. she spent 16 years at maryland. she has strong ties to north carolina state. persisted coached basketball team. under her watch, many teams have won national championships. she will be in raleigh today for the announcement which will take
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place. how about greivis vasquez? he was picked in the first round last night by the memphis grizzlies. the 28th person selected. what a moment last night's after he embraces his family. check out the hug for david stern. he was the award winner for the best point guard. he joins an impressive club -- joe smith, albert king, all first-round draft picks. what a great decision for greivis vasquez to stay in school and spend his final year at maryland. his draft status skyrocket. and then there are the orioles. last night, a rare blowout win as kevin millwood wins his second game in the role. 17 hits for the orioles led by
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adam jones, he had three hits. the only thing he did not do is hit a triple. nick markakis course. five-story world. 17 hits for the birds -- nick markakis scores. 5-3 orioles. low 5 for john shelby appeared when number 20 for the orioles. the nationals come to town 5. the u.s. soccer team plays ghana to more and john isner wins the marathon match at wimbledon yesterday. people love to trump the usa. >> thank you. 6:26. >> the once debt bottle tax is officially on the books.
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-- the once dead bottle tax is officially on the books. >> barack obama meets with his counterparts in canada. >> it is not looking to bet on the roads on this friday morning. we have a few incidents to report. >> the weather is nice and quiet on this friday morning. we have some goodñoçpççç
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> i will stick with it. i'm ok with it. let's check out what is happening weather-wise. we hit 100 degrees yesterday. we will make it to 89 today. it will feel a lot better than the last couple of days. mostly sunny skies. we have some good news in the seven-day forecast. back to you. >> thank you. it appears the final chapter has been written in this year's drama was the city budget.
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>> jennifer franciotti has more. >> the bottle tax was passed last night. is still the listening strong reactions from both sides. the city council passed a two- cent tax. supporters call it a compromise it because it cuts the four-cent tax proposal in have. >> we got a two-cent bottle tax. >> this is a tax that citizens of baltimore will catch when it gets up for breakfast, when they sit down for dinner, and ultimately we believe it is a huge mistake. >> opponents staged a demonstration at city hall before the vote, arguing the tax
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will endanger jobs and bottling plants. >> once business leaves the city, it is hard to return. that is a simple message. the city learned it before. >> mary clark says she voted for the text to preserve dozens of public works jobs. >> they do cleaning of our waterways and r streets, mechanical sweeping. >> they are able to continue their jobs and provide services for the city of baltimore that are so important to all lusby >> the tax sends the message that baltimore is not business from it at a time when some businesses are struggling. >> 71 jobs above the industry, it was the wrong way to look at it. >> the mayor commended the council for voting for the compromise. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news.
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>> the city was given -- has given its blessing to a new fire city sprinkler proposal. all new homes must have working sprinklers. those detectors are the first line of defense against fire. you can get one by calling the smoke alarm hot line. >> it will be a working weekend for president obama. he will head to canada. kate amara joins us now with more on this story. >> in the global economy -- the global economy will take center stage in canada. 20 world leaders, one focused -- rebuilding the global economy. there are serious differences on how to do that. president obama has a message
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for his counterpart -- excessive cuts will harm the global economy. >> all of us will have responsibilities to rebalance in ways that allow for long-term sustained economic growth in which all countries are participating and hopefully the citizens of these countries are benefiting. >> securities -- security was tight. it was a virtual fortress. police took a man into custody after a search of his car contained gasoline and weapons, including a crossbow. live in watching, kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> any word on what is on the president's agenda during this summit? " the president will be meeting with several world leaders and that includes britain's new
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prime minister. this will be the first face-to- face they have since the bp oil spill. there could be some tensions. >> thank you, kate. >> the national aquarium opens its doors to some special students. this was a private event last night. it was the aquarium's way of honoring students who earned three or more a's during past year. it looks like fun. >> he is a popular teachers aide. but when he is not in the classroom, jason weems he is on stage behind a microphone. he is giving us all a lesson in funding on national tv. >> his second love is really his first, as a comedian. now he has a shot at the big time. he is still in the running.
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this school is home to hundreds of students and jason weems, works with kindergartners. >> 5 year-old laugh at anything. it gives you a false sense of confidence. i'm like, what is happening? this was killing in front of the by-year-olds. >> he is getting attention on " the last, standing." >> we are all excited. we are following him. we have all been watching it and we're happy for him. >> who led michael jackson speaking at michael jackson's funeral service. he came out and said, my fondest memory was the video. i said i wanted some grilled chicken because we met his mother who said she is not surprised he has the nation
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lathing. >> at family gatherings, school events, everybody felt that he was very funny. >> magic said, it was the best moment of my life. >> i was always funny growing up. i could always make people laugh. never so much in a larger group. >> jason weems. >> wow. my heart is racing. >> this larger group has now grown to millions as the competition continues. he is also hosting a new, the event your income log onto our website to find out more about him, tim tooten, wbal-tv 11 news. >> you can catch jason weems monday at 8:00 p.m.. he is also hosting a new comedy
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artscape.our esca >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. we have a couple of things to talk about. police are directing traffic in pasadena because of an accident. there is some fire activity in towson. east joppa rd. is closed and police are directing traffic around that. there is an accident in south activityand more fire hanove in hanover. 11 minutes on the outer loop topside. looking at six minutes there. looking at the west side. you can see the outer loop, maybe a bit of the tap of the
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brakes. 95 at 3 and 5, you can see things moving just fine in and out of the city. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. tony has a cooler forecast. >> it is not hard to do that when you hit 100 the day before. for now, but 73 at the airport. the humidity is much more comfortable. we're forecasting a high of 89. mostly sunny skies. 91 on saturday. maybe a thunderstorm saturday night. maybe sunday as well. do not cancel any outdoor plans. a better chance for rain on monday of next week. we'll talk about the topics next time. back to you. >> thank you. 70 degrees on tv hill. enough,r wasn't slow scientists have found a way to make it even
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>> world cup soccer fever is not limited to the living. there is a soccer tournament in china. teams put their robots to the test against each other on the soccer field. players dribble and kicked while a third robot defended the goal. the game was won on penalty kicks bequest not much exercise for the humans. i would imagine your mother said do not play with your food. that is not what they're doing
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in the philippines. the locals stop by roasting pigs but the dress them up before the beat them. they stick them on floats and marched up and down the streets. the most popular costume are farmers, construction workers, and roasted pigs dressed as electricians. this dates back to a time when villagers paraded roasted pigs to boast that they could afford them but also dressed them up. it is a little bit of everything. it is a celebration. >> checkout might roasted pig. >> there we go. >> 6:42. we will take a look at the morning headlines. >> i did not see any pigs in
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that video. >> and i did not see any electrician's. >> they must have dressed the pigs up like spectators in the crowd. let's look outside and is nice and quiet. setting three degrees. stay tuned. stay tuned.
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>> welcome back. prosecutors will seek the death public for the woman who orchestrated the murder for hire for her husband. prosecutors say karla porter tried to kill her husband and make it look like a robbery walter bishop is facing robbery charges. a family wants answers as to how a girl was locked inside a van for four hours. izzy hills was released after
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she was locked inside a van after returning from a field trip. she was not found until her grandfather came to pick her up. disciplinary action is being taken against the employees. bad news for out of work americans. this is the third time lawmakers have been unable to pass a bill, which would that provided billions of dollars to save thousands of jobs. republicans insist it was too expensive and the deficit was more important. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think the senate should continue to extend long-term unemployment benefits for millions of out-of-work americans? >> we received some long responses this morning.
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>> we will post more of your answers on the front page of our website, >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. things are picking up a bit on the roads. there is still an accident in pasadena on old mountain road. york road, an accident at west randall street. fire activity in towson has closed down east joppa road between virginia and the towson roundabout. there is a vehicle fire on the outer loop of the beltway approaching harford road. there is an accident on the inner loop of the beltway. this is a live look at outside at harford road. the topside is looking ok.
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we will switch over to a live view at the beltway at 83 and they are looking for the vehicle fire there and seeing if it is affecting traffic there. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning, everyone. it is a beautiful friday morning. we had a cold front moved through last night. dry air is working its way south were. the dew points are dropping into the 60's. it will be more comfortable today. the temperature should reach the upper 80's. normally you would consider that warm. 73 at the airport. 72 in rising sun. mostly sunny skies today. last humid the yesterday. there is a breeze. high temperatures around 90. tonight , mostly clear and comfortable. those temperatures will drop back into the 60's. maybe just a few high, thin
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clouds. high pressure should be in control tomorrow. a warm front will move through on saturday night. it will give us a 30% chance for a thunderstorm on saturday night. this will be an ok weekend. we have to talk about the tropics. there is a storm off the central american coast which may become our first tropical storm of the season. if it does, its name would be alex. many computer models show in moving into the gulf of mexico next week. it is not a good thing. we will keep an eye on the tropics and see if alex developed in the caribbean. 89 for a high temperature today. saturday night, a chance for a thunderstorm. it is going to be kind of humid on sunday with a high near 93. it will cool off next week.
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high temperatures only in the 80's and it will feel very nice. >> time now for a last look at our big story. jennifer franciotti joins us live from city hall. >> the bottle tax is resurrected earlier this week. it passed in modified form last night. the tax was cut in half. it is a compromise, really. it was passed on water, so, and beer sold in cans and bottles less than 2 liters. opponents staged a demonstration at city hall argument the tax would drive shoppers out of the city. city councilwoman mary pat clarke voted for the tax and said it will preserve dozens of public works jobs and services. this tax is estimated to bring in $5.7 million for the city.
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jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> it is time for another from a live. tom cruise is back. plus the search for the next big star is on. this could be your big break. that is today at 4:00 p.m. >> 72 degrees on tv help. >> we will take another look at the weather and traffic together before you start your day. stay with us. stay with us.
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>> a sudden flurry of activity picked it has picked up a lot, especially on the topside of the beltway. there is a vehicle fire approaching harford road. there is an accident at the harrisburg expressway. some lane closures there. we're checking on that part of a fire truck towson. an accident in south hanover street. some fire activity and we'll give you a live look at harford road. it doesn't look like we're seeing any delays so far apart we will switch over to a live view at the harrisburg expressway. it does not look like the vehicle fire and accident are causing any delays. we will let you know. >> we have a much-needed cooldown. >> we will hit 89 today and it will feel very nice.
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the humidity will go down. a nice forecast. 89 and mostly sunny. a chance for a thunderstorm saturday night and sunday. if you have outdoor plants, do not cancel anything. the beach will be fine -- if you have outdoor plans, do not cancel anything. tune into am 1090 and get the weather and traffic on the fives all morning long. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. bye-bye. >> follow breaking news and weather any time at, and stay connected with us on facebook and twitter.
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>> close to 100 high schools are among the nation's best. not according to the editors of a magazine which has released the topless. more than 1600 high schools were ranked. our state's high schools rank among the top 6% in the nation. from county to county, superintendents are convinced the rankings are a reflection of which states are offering tough courses. there is little surprise for this recent national ranking.
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we congratulate those schools making the list. clear expectations and reinforced and paid in full by class except in spirit this is something for our state to take pride in. you can see the complete list at our website,, and click on "education alert
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