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captioned by the national captioning institute >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. happy friday. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. baltimore, carroll county schools are on two-hour delay this morning. >> john collins has a check on the forecast. i had a dusting. >> generally less than an inch around the area. some of the side streets have some stuff on them. sloppy kind of conditions. the salt is out. at least on the main drags, they seem to be pretty well cleared out. you can see there is some rain mostly on the eastern shore. some snow for activity over parts of harford and cecil counties. a couple of flurries in western maryland and the mountains of virginia. also open pennsylvania. that is what is left of the
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storm. -- also up in a pennsylvania. it is going to get windy and cold today. temperatures are at or above freezing this morning. we have some cold air coming in. we want to see if this little bit of snow is affecting traffic. here is kim dacey. >> really not as bad as we expected. that is good news. roads are slick. use the extra time to get to work. the roads are slick. the only accident of note is in harford county at magnolia. a vehicle went into a ditch. it could be weather related. 11 minutes on the outer loop topside. 70 minutes on 895 south between the 95's. we're up to speed so far. -- 17 minutes on 895 south. doing fine at wilkins avenue.
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this is 70 at 29. that's note is in the medium. again, a little slick -- that snow is in the median. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> you are out of luck if you're anticipating a long weekend because of the snow. >> the snow did not amount to much. george lettis has been driving around. how does a look at? >> kids, sorry, you are going to have to go to school. we're in reisterstown at mainstream and westminster road. this is a good example of what we have seen across the region. slightly wet roads but nothing to structures. the plows and salt trucks have been out. there are making sure the roads do not freeze over.
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you will most likely see a layer of snow on your car. nothing too treacherous. we have been driving around this morning. to get to reisterstown, we took 83, the beltway, 795. nothing too bad. i was driving from the south on 295 and nothing too bad there, either. we have not seen any major issues with the roads this morning. george lettis, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. a man in baltimore county is recovering after being shot after a domestic dispute. the search for the government continues. police were called in a lot at 5:00 p.m. last night. we have an update into the shooting of a homicide detective. it happened on tuesday night.
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police said the officer was approached by a man with a gun. now, sources tell us police have found little to suggest another person was involved. investigators are looking into possible that the shooting was accidental. a spokesperson said police do not have evidence that there is evidence that the shooting was self inflicted. the jewish community watch member accused of attacking a teenager and no longer faces charges. >> charges were dropped against the law orders from -- against eli werdesheim. jennifer franciotti has more. >> attorney said he met with prosecutors gregg bernstein on wednesday and asked if any changes are going to be made. he said bernstein would not discuss the matter. prosecutors did tell the court the evidence, they would not
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prosecute the 23-year-old eli werdesheim on the charge of first-degree assault. he still faces false imprisonment and possession of a deadly weapon charge. the boy he is accused of striking -- this was november 19 of last year when the incident happened. a teenage boy it was walking along fallstaff road in baltimore. a car driven by werdesheim fault the boy. the teenager picked up a wooden stick for safety. he was thrown to the ground. he was told, use and not allowed to hear. the teenager suffered a broken wrist. werdesheim said he acted in self-defense. >> the felt it should have been there. he should have had to go to trial. they should consider whether or not the evidence sticks.
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they took that off the table. >> he believes bursting should have charged hate crimes against werdesheim. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the baltimore orioles will return in three months. when they do, you will have to spend more money to see them play at camden yards. ticket prices are going up. those who want to purchase tickets that they will pay more. the orioles have also announced increased ticket prices for next season. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. will the higher price of orioles tickets affect your decision to go to a game this year? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> 33 degrees on tv hill. the chinese president continues
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his tour of the united states. where he is headed next. >> two police officers are gunned down in florida while trying to serve a warrant. >> this is 95 north of 195 percocet looks fine right there. the roads are wet. [ male announcer ] rockin out to the big hot pastrami. only thing this monster band covers is freshly baked bread with flavor packed pastrami -- laying down power cords of tasteocity
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>> good morning. cloudy skies. it is a friday morning. there is school today. there are a couple of delays. baltimore and carroll county schools, on two-hour delay today. there could be some slippery streets. austin and inch in most cases around the area. some of the side streets could be slippery. -- less than an inch in most cases.
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the baltimore area did not have any snow. still simmering in portions of the lower eastern shore. look at the general pattern. you can see stuff drifting in from the west. just some clouds and a strong winds in the midwest, especially on of wisconsin, illinois, and indiana. that will bring in the colder air. i think that will get your attention more than anything else. blustery conditions and colder temperatures of them now. we'll talk more about the forecast coming up. >> thank you. two miami police officers are killed while trying to serve a warrant. there were attempting to locate a subject in miami dade county went gunfire was exchanged. one officer was killed at the scene. a third officer was killed in the exchange of gunfire. at least one of the suspect was killed.
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>> chinese president is moving to chicago. he met with harry reid and other lawmakers yesterday. they spoke about human rights and economic issues. he attended a luncheon with the business and governmental leaders. he said, we do not engage in an arms race. we're not a military threat to any country. he will spend today visiting chicago before he returns to china. >> 33 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> stranded at the airport may not be so bad. many airports are helping out delayed air travelers. how >> is the overnight snow affecting our commute? affecting our commute?
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> there are some delays this morning. baltimore and carroll county schools are delayed two hours. >> probably secondary roads have not been cleared. they could be slick. give an extra 10 or 15 minutes this morning. i left early this morning. >> always better safe than sorry. >> just a few minutes early so you don't have to go quick. the major roadways are checking out ok. one crash of note in harford county in the joppa road area. we understand a car has gone off
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into a ditch. one thing to watch out for. the major roadways are ok. the harrisburg expressway, 45. probably because of the slick roads. people are using extra caution. jfx, 55. 63 on 95 of the northeast corner. wilkins avenue, the road is clear and looking good. this is 70 at 29. the roads are slick but clear of snow and ice. 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. >> we have a few diversions, mostly because of water main breaks. the seven bus is diverting at practt. 20 bus is diverting at baltimore. the 19 and 27 buses are diverting at howard and chase.
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metro subway is on schedule. no delays to report on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. now back to john collins. >> we still have some clouds in the area. most of the snow is gone. it did not amount to much. some flurries in cecil county and kent county. low or eastern shore, and all of it is pulling away. there could be some flurries left here and there. this thing is moving out. at least part want is moving out. we still have cold, windy conditions behind the storm. let's put the temperatures. 34 at the airport. annapolis, 35. 43 and ocean city. that is why it is raining. edgewood, 31. 32 at frederick. oakland, 16 degrees.
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the chillier air is coming in from the west. i should say how called? let's expand the map. it is 12 at dayton. and in detroit. zero in chicago. 14 below in minneapolis. 41 below zero at international falls, minnesota. only summer from minnesota could appreciate that. our air will be coming out of that area. -- only someone from minnesota could appreciate that. here is the storm, pulling away from us. there is the snow. it is a quick mover. it did not lay down much snow. our temperatures were hovering around the freezing point, give or take a degree per it was kind of wet snow in many areas. we see some breaks in the clouds. we will see more today. we will see sunshine.
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there is a secondary cold front moving in. that will increase the wind and start to bring in some colder air. steady to falling temperatures today. this morning is as warm as we will get today. we're just above the freezing point now. this intensely cold air will start to portion towards the mountains. it will take the temperature down for the weekend. no major storms on this map. but the time we get too early next week, we will see some development to the south and something coming up the coast. that will carry more moisture than the storm that just passed through here. that could be a more significant snow maker. the jury is out on how that will be hate. windy and cold today with decreasing clouds. 20 25 mile per hour wind today.
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30 to 35 is the high temperature today. there are still some of advisories fort cecil and kent county is. and on up into new jersey and pennsylvania. most of the snow is tapering off. the generally dry conditions -- there will be a disturbance passing by on saturday. it looks like we're generally tried through the weekend. early next week, we begin to see some clouds to the south. that is the beginning of the next storm. 34 today. that will be the high this morning. 21 will be the low. we will see more sunshine breaking into they would wind conditions. cold tomorrow, 25. we start the morning off in the teens. monday evening, we have that next storm moving in. except what it will do to us, it
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is too early to tell. it will be somewhere along the coast. >> airports of moving towards taking better care of stranded travelers. passengers may be offered discounted hotel rates. some restaurants are being required to stay open 24 hours when the weather is bad. the dallas airport has a common shower area. most football fans are not thinking about guilt for respecting watching the super bowl. jane king joins us live with a look at the day's business news in the bloomberg business report. happy friday to you. >> investors are waiting on the quarterly report card from g.e. and bank of america. president obama
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is expected to name jeffrey immelt to have this outside panel of economic advisors. keep an eye on shares of capital one. fewer credit-card borrowers are being defaulted. capital one may look into buying the credit card portfolio from target. google is on our radar. shares are expected to rise today. its profit is topping analysts' estimates. they typically do pretty well. more companies are spending more on online advertisements. googled does not charge for it endandroid. today, stocks were lower. china may make some news to try to slow down their economy, and maybe raise interest rates.
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a snack down survey expect shows the majority of football fans never feel guilty about what they eat. the survey shows this is true in the baltimore area. that is something to chew on what throwing back those chicken wings and pizza. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> of course we do not feel bad about that. there's a huge game this weekend between the jets and the steelers. who are you rooting for? i think >> kind of a troublemaker around new york, ruling for the colts. i have to make up for that and go with the jets this weekend. i stole this from a trader's desk. to give you a taste of what is on the stock exchange floor at. >> most people in baltimore will
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be rooting for the jets. we don't like the steelers. have a great weekend. administration has come to terms on a new contract. it includes a bonus starting july 1 of 2012. five paid furlough days, the guaranteed raises and a 2% cost- of-living increase in 2013 and a 3% increase in 2014. the ballots went out to some 24,000 union members this week. they have until january 31 to nail those ballots back. >> coming up, we'll get another look at your morning commute with traffic and weather together. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. will the higher price of orioles tickets affect your decision to go to a game this year? you can share your response at
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to raise them. they are living under great heat lamps. the cubs had to be fed every three hours. that is what happens when you're a human c'mom. raising an animal is only done when necessary. 33 degrees on tv hill. coming up -- >> the man accused of attacking an african-american teenager is now facing reduced charges. we will tell you why. >> i am george lettis with road conditions. the highways are looking pretty good. what about the secondary roads? >> the cold stuff has yet to comment. we'll talk about that, just ahead. >> have a couple more incidents on the road, including an accident and baltimore city.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. baltimore and carroll county schools are on to our delays this morning. let's check the weather and traffic. >> the snowfall was less than an inch. most of the major streets appear to have been treated. there could be some slippery spots. >> will the wet roads start refreeze over? >> if they have assaults on them, it takes longer. it will market that cold that quickly. we will see falling temperatures. we are right around freezing. you can see on the raider, there is still some rain on the lower eastern shore around ocean city and the beaches around delaware.
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there are some flurries perhaps cecil and kent county is on the eastern shore. that is all moving out of the picture. we will get some sunshine today. the wind will pick up. temperatures will start to drop this afternoon. not near that temperature in minnesota. it is so cold -- there is an old joke about that summer. more on the forecast coming up. >> the roads are looking pretty good. the secondary streets are where you could run into some problems. watch watch for those. we do have a crash in the city to watch for. also one in harford county at magnolia. a vehicle went into a ditch. that could be a weather-related situation. we have picked up some debris at the bay bridge on westbound 50. be aware of that. we will give it a live look outside at the major roadways.
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looking just fine at wilkins avenue. roads might be slick. leave some extra time, especially if you're traveling on the secondary roads. that snow is the median. roadway is clear. traffic is moving freely. that is good news. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back over to you. >> harford county has the two- hour delayed this morning. that winter makes that move through it stayed up north for the most part. >> the kids were looking for too long weekend. we send it out to george lettis. he is live in reisterstown this morning. >> tell the kids to bundle up. the worst going on is the freezing temperatures. this wind is coming through me here. that is the worst part. as far as the roads, we are
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looking good. we're on westminster and main street. we wanted to show you some of the secondary roads. they are clear. cars are driving freely through them. we see salt trucks trying to make sure that they do not freeze over. as far as the main highways, we took 83, the beltway, and 795 to get here. you may seen some -- you may see some snow on the medians. you get out on the roads, you should be ok. you do not have free range to go as fast as you can. right now, the roads are looking pretty good. live in reisterstown, george lettis, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. >> firefighters worked to contain it late-night fire in southeast baltimore. these pictures were sent in by
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one of our viewers. his was on south durham street. nobody was in the house that caught fire. there were people in the adjoining home. one person was hurt. >> police are searching for some clues after finding two body inside a perry hall condominium. they were found jumpers circle. the deaths are considered suspicious. police are working on a tip scoured the area of north ben road yesterday in the search for phylicia barnes. the search didn't turn up anything. right now, it is not clear what the next step in the searches. her father has met with the head of the guardian angels. the attorney of a boy reportedly assaulted by a jewish community
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watch group member is speaking out this morning pequot prosecutors dropped the most serious charges against the accused, eli werdesheim. jennifer franciotti is live with the details. >> prosecutors say they would not prosecute 23-year-old eli werdesheim on the felony charge of first-degree assault. >> state dismisses the felony charge in the case. this is exciting. the family is pleased with that decision. >> werdesheim still faces second-degree assault, false imprisonment, and possession of a deadly weapon. the attorney represents the 15- year-old african-american boy that werdesheim is accused of striking with a radio. >> if felt it should have been there. he should have gone to a trial for the people of baltimore to consider whether the evidence
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sticks. they took that off the table. >> the incident happened last year. the teenage boy was walking along fallstaff road in northwest baltimore. a car driven by eli werdesheim followed the boy. the teenager claimed he picked up a wooden stick for safety. he was held down with a warning shot allegedly saying, you don't belong around here. get out of here. the teenager suffered a broken wrist. werdesheim claims he acted in self-defense. >> when you get cracked in the head with a walkie-talkie so hard democrats your skull and you are required to get stitches, that this series of physical injury. attorneyy state's should have gone after eight crimes against werdesheim. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 33 degrees on tv hill. we'll have an update on the condition of gabrielle giffords.
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>> mammograms could one day be used to treat women with advanced kidney disease. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. will the higher price of orioles tickets affect your decision to go to a game this year? and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> the major roadways are looking ok. there are some
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>> welcome back. the time is now about 20 minutes before 6:00 a.m. it is friday morning. 36 downtown. near freezing at the airport.
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let's look at the bus stop forecast. the kids will go for something unusual today. the snow was not the deal. is the temperature range this morning. the wind picks up. by this afternoon, it becomes mostly sunny. temperatures will be colder, only 26 to 30. the wind will be gusting into the 30's to near 40. the wind chill will be 40. it is going to be totally different when the kids come all this afternoon. keep that in mind. we will tell you more about the forecast coming up in just a few minutes. >> mammograms may help assess heart risk in women with advanced kidney disease. 63% of women with in the stage kidney disease had mammograms showing calcium deposits.
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these calcifications were present in 70% of women without kidney disease. it could contribute to the higher death rates of those with renal disease, but they could be difficult to detect. this could be a way to track the calcification of kidney patients to lower their risk. it is 33 degrees on tv hill. the ravens owner shares fan frustration over the ravens loss. >> a remarkable recovery. what gabrielle giffords did for the first time since being shot and had two weeks ago. she is on the move today. >> this is a live look over the downtown area. we'll come back and update weather and traffic pulse 11 for your morning commute.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and
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insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. we cleared the debris that was clearing was down 50 at the bay bridge. there's a location in fayette street in downtown baltimore. we have a few other accidents to talk about. one is it, is still at york road. the other in harford county at magnolia. a few things to watch out, some minor accidents. the major roadways showing we are up to speed on the major roadways. 57 on the j.f.x. 6 2 on 95 in the northeast corner. things are moving pretty well. we will give you a live look outside and show you wilkins avenue on the west side, moving fine. the roadways are wet. 695 at joppa road road. things of moving fine.
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the roads are free of ice and snow. that is some good news. 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 pretty nicely this morning. a delay of the 44 bus, running about 15 minutes late. we do have the 13 bus diverting at fayette street. the seven bus is diverting at pratt. 15 bus with the diversion at sinclair. the 20 seven buses and diverting it howard and chase. marc trains operating on schedule. i am kurt kronke. now back to john collins. >> good morning. we have cloudy skies this morning. the snow has passed. generally less than an inch around the area. less than that for the south. there was rain. the rain is exiting the lower
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eastern shore. there could be a shower or sprinkle in ocean city. a couple of flurries. in cecil county, you can see the trend pulling away. a couple flurries in the mountains out west. we'll see some snow showers in the mountains they. the northwest wind picks up. the lake-effect snow machine kicks up in the state of michigan. we're as warm this morning as we are going to get. we make bump up a degree and the trend will be falling temperatures as colder air moves in. 35 in annapolis. ocean city, 43. downtown, 36327, parkton. 30, frederick. -- downtown, 36. 27 in parkton. there are some snow showers in new england. and some rain on long island. some clearing skies out to the
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west. that band of snow will see snows in some areas, a specimen of the eastern shore. lake michigan. a long way from us. strong wind and the lake waters are still open. the second front will move through today. we really pick up some cold air. really cold air in parts of canada. generally dry conditions for a few days. the next storm will come out of the south early next week. more moisture with that. willoughby rain or snow or a combination? we're talking about snow. -- will it be rain or snow or a combination? here is the temperatures. international falls, 41 below. chicago is that zero. coldest air is from northern minnesota up to about hudson bay
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or so. that is exactly where the wind is going to be blowing from today and tomorrow. that will drive our temperatures down. 30 to 35 is our high today. later today, midday, our temperature will steady at or fall back. the wind will pick up 20 to 25, gusting to 40. we will see more sunshine comment during the day today. we see the departing storm and the generally dry conditions. snow in the mountains will give up the ghost. disturbance will pass to our south on saturday. we will pick up some snow activity saturday into sunday in the mountains out west. that is a good news for the skiers. it will be on the windy side tonight. morning high today, 34. the evening low this evening will be down around 21 degrees.
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on saturday, the morning's low of 13 with a high of 25 and a few scattered clouds. maybe an outside chance of a flurry on sunday. late monday into tuesday, the next storm looks like it will be a coastal storm. we will talk about snow but the fine point detail is not their. >> arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords will be on the move today. >> she's the only victim still hospitalized after the shooting rampage. today, she is expected to check into it rehab facility in system. >> today's transfer comes on top of more good news. congresswoman gabrielle giffords was able to do her physical therapy outside. it is a milestone in a recovery her husband calls remarkable. sunshine, fresh air, and in view of the mountains.
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on thursday, arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords got to go outside. >> time i interact with her, there is something quite inspiring. >> giffords is expected to be transferred to wait rehab facility in houston. >> is a critical factor in this decision is the fact that it will let me be fair by her side as much as possible, every single day. >> her husband believes his wife is trying to speak to him. she said -- he said the breathing tube is in the way. >> next, she will be walking and talking. you'll see you're walking through the front door in two zero months. >> is beginning to stand with assistance. these are fantastic investments for. they indicate higher cognitive function. >> doctors say her road to recovery is a long one.
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per husband says she would be proud of the public support they have received the correct one of the first thing she will want to do as soon as she is able to is start writing thank-you notes. >> the rehab facility is known for its work with brain-injured patients. the location will let him think about eventually turning back to work as an-up 3 kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> nice to hear positive developments. >> it is amazing. 33 >> degrees on tv hill. >> including a look at one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck. [ male announcer ] what happens when you channel the speed,
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the conference champ -- will be played on sunday. the bears and packers will play at 3:00 p.m. and chicago. the ravens ended the year press conference drew this short but concise answer from the president when asked about the season. "we're proud of the success but frustrated by the season." we will second out. john harbaugh took questions. he said the team not sacrifice can can run because the fans are frustrated. he also said the ravens are close to overtaking the steelers and that joe flacco is the quarterback of the future. gerry sandusky talk with steve. he said he likes that the ravens have become a consistent winner even though it has not completely fulfilled the fans 'expectations . >> we have the self inflicted wounds. success breeds competence and
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expectation. what are your choices? underperform and lower people's expectations? fail? our goal is to continue to win. it might mean we're doing something right. >> college basketball. virginiait loses to prote tech. >> thank you. >> here is a look ahead. >> firefighters mourned the death of a volunteer firefighter who lost his death of fighting in an apartment fire. >> of the 50 most beautiful people in the world contracted and thomas. >> if you want to trash a hotel room, you might want to head to spain. we will take to the garbage
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hotel. >> cloudy skies right now and 32 at the airport. a little warmer downtown. the temperature will fall today. the wind will increase. >> we have a big ddelays because of some lane closures due to an accident.
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>> coming up, we had some winter weather overnight. how did that affect erodes? >> felony charge is dropped against a member of the jewish community watch group. i'm jennifer franciotti. we'll tell you why. >> orioles hope their new lineup will make a higher ticket prices easier to take. what do you think? >> we can handle


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