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good monday morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> cold outside. i cannot even talk. >> there is some snow in the mountains. that is pretty impressive. no snow around here. the skies cleared last night. we're in the 40's right now. 44 at the airport. the wind is calm. if you see some sunshine to start today, the clouds will fallen quickly. a chance for showers. high temperature of 54. we will come back and check the seven-day forecast. first we say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. tracking a couple of things. eastbound pulaski highway is shut down in elkton. northbound 95 at mountain road, we're tracking an accident that
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is off to the side. tracking a possible vehicle fire on the inner loop just past perring parkway. hopefully they will not impact traffic too much. 56 miles per hour on 95 down towards the fort mchenry. not a bad ride on the west side. northbound 295 at 198. this is the northbound accident in harford county. it looks like it's in the process of being cleared. this is traffic and we're searching for a possible accident just past perring parkway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. it burned for more than a day. police say a fire at a tire shop was started following a fight among employees. >> kim dacey has more details. good morning. >> a bulldozer is the only
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thing that remains were the tire shop used today. sources say there was a fight among employees just moments before the fire. one of those employees has been arrested, jason hicks. it wasn't long before a fire at west belvedere tire shop escalated. in may have been caused by an argument over a paintbrush. jason hicks and other workers have been using tarp and gasoline. apparently hicks got into an argument. that paint brush caught fire along with the tar and gasoline mixture they had been painting with. witnesses say hicks pulled out a lighter and everything caught on fire.
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he tried taken the burning mixture out of the buildings and dropped it. 11 news when to hicks last known address but nobody answered the door. we also stop at the owner of the tire shop and nobody was home. one person was injured in that fire. it took several hours to constrain the flames. the building was destroyed in the process. charges include a first and second-degree arson and assault and reckless endangerment. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> one person suffered from smoke inhalation after an apartment fire in columbia. this is not little patuxent parkway. two women had to be rescued from the building. no other injuries were reported. no word on a possible cause.
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>> a police officer involved in a shooting. this happened just before 9:00 p.m. last night. police responded to reports of a man armed inside his home. police fired one defense of shot. one person is listed in critical condition. one man in stable condition after a shooting in annapolis. police say james wilson and guan brown were shot. no word on a possible motive or suspects. >> for many, facebook has taken over their lives. it has about 800 million users. facebook is flexing its political muscle, forming a political action committee and strengthening ties with those on
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capitol hill. the idea is getting mixed reviews. >> i do not line that with the businesses and connecting with customers. i do not think it to take a political stance or have a political affiliation. >> the things they advocate for will be more broadly for our ability to express ourselves in addition to the interest they have in selling advertising and making sure the politicians have to reach theirgle constituents. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think facebook is going too far if it forms a political action committee to lobby capitol hill? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> it is the first monday in october which means is the start
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of the new term for the supreme court. kate amara has a look ahead. >> many believe this new term will be dominated by the challenges to president obama's health-care overhaul. the big question -- will the justices hear a challenge to the health-care law? they have been asked to step in and make the decision before the next election. >> it will establish a precedent about limits of congressional power. >> lower courts are divided. can the government require people to require health insurance? >> there is this question of the court trying to identify boundaries of legislative authority. >> their nearly certain to take up the health-care issue. they have agreed to hear whether the ftc ban on broadcast
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indecency violates the first amendment. and a fourth amendment case challenging law enforcements use of gps to attract individuals. >> they didn't need a warrant to put a gps device and somebody's car and they tracked this person 24 hours a day. this claimed -- they claimed it was all along with some other surveillance methods. they said you need a warrant for something that pervasive. >> arguments in an interesting case. the court will test whether congress can review non-copper writing books from the public to maine. this affects library -- this pits google and libraries against the government. >> what other issues could the court take on this term? >> they have accepted 48 cases so far. many expect there will be about
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three dozen cases added. and they could include immigration, abortion, gay marriage, and a formative -- affirmative action. >> thank you. >> let's talk some football. m&t bank stadium was a no-fly stadium for the new york jets. offense had little trouble connecting. the offense -- the defense capitalize on three jets turnovers. the jets are in first place because the steelers lost. keith mills will have highlights a reaction from coach harbaugh coming up in sports. >> you were lucky enough to go. i do not know how you are here.
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>> i got home a couple of hours ago. >> a busy monday in court for two major trials. the dr. conrad murray trial in l.a. >> plus a desperate plea from amanda knox.
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>> welcome back. 5:11. the purple lights are still blazing downtown. it is a chilly start for us. temperatures dropped into the low to mid 40's away from the city. there are some sprinkles in the mountains. 44 at the airport. 43 in parkton. the might be some sunshine to start the day. some off and on rain showers
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with a high temperature of 54. the recent good news in the seven-day forecast. for now to the news desk. >> testimony in the dr. conrad murray trout continues with the l.a. county coroner taking the stand. the pharmacist who sold murray drugs will also testify. >> right now an appeals court is to liberty the fate of amanda knox. she gave a passionate speech to the judge and jury in a plea for her release. she said, i am paying for my life for something i did not do. she and a boyfriend were convicted of murdering meredith kercher, but they have always proclaimed their innocence. 43 degrees on tv hill. >> property owners looking for renters are in
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning to you. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we are tracking a few problems at this early hour. eastbound route 40 is closed and it should be reopening surely. take route 7 answer all said that. this problem now cleared northbound 95 at mountain road because of an accident. no delays yet. smoothes on southbound 95. the j.f.x. checking out ok.
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the harrisburg expressway equally smith. northbound 295, watch for an accident at 198. this is the southwest corner of the beltway and wilkins avenue. not a lot in the way of volume. this is the harrisburg expressway at york road. southbound traffic moving well down to the beltway. 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 are moving along nicely on the rails at this hour. no delays on penn, camden, and brunswick lines. light rail and metro subway on schedule. a few bus delays. the 11 bus diverting at cathedral and monument. a diversion at lawrence. i'm kurt kronke.
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now back to tony pann. >> we are still talking about this same storm system we were discussing over the weekend. it will stay cloudy with some rain showers today. high pressure will move in and bring us some beautiful weather by the end of the week. it will be a slow transition period for right now, the same storm is hanging around. we do have some snow showing up in the radar in the mountains of west virginia. that is not a mistake. it is snowing above 2,000 feet. some rain showers around hagerstown. some sprinkles moving up towards baltimore. you might see some sunshine to start the day. the clouds will phelan quickly and will be set a light off and on rain showers -- the clouds will move in quickly.
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40's just about everywhere. take a light jacket. 42 in randallstown. we will make it into the low to mid 50's this afternoon. the average high temperature is 71. we will be 53 or 54 this afternoon. mostly cloudy and may be some sunshine to start today. a chance for off and on rain showers. overnight tonight, partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. it will be chilly overnight. there could be some leftover rain in the morning. 65. beautiful weather as we head into the weekend. 65 tomorrow. mid 70's by the end of the week. upper 70's by the weekend. not bad. >> the housing market is not all bad.
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chris clackum has an interesting twist on the bad economy. >> homes this for underwater and mortgage loans this hard to get, the real-estate research firm found some people this skittish about buying the american dream right now. >> there are some people who are certainly questioning whether home ownership is right for them. >> the number of home owners is at its lowest point since 1998. this explains why there is a rise in the number of people uy.ling to rent instead of b >> they were citing things like the flexibility that comes with living in an apartment. >> even investors are snapping up homes and converting them into rentals.
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nearly one size for of existing homes sold in august were purchased by investors. renting is attractive because of the comparatively quick out its provides. >> you can sign a 12-month lease and you could have even shorter leases if you are looking for that flexibility. >> landlords are raising the rent by as much as 4% this year. chris clackum, wbal-tv 11 news. >> bank of america act denies packers took its website down. jane king has the bloomberg business report. good morning to you. >> good morning. lots on tap for wall street this week. apple is out with its big iphone announcement tomorrow. get a look at the manufacturing industry. it may show manufacturing
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expanded in the month of september but at the slowest pace of more than two years. the who is said to be talking to search firms as it looks for a new ceo. they are also considering a buyout offers for the company. finance ministers still weighing the threat of greece's default. this is raising fears they will not get the bailout money they need. stock futures this morning are under some pressure. stocks plunging on reports for a dismal chinese manufacturing. websitek of america's experiencing difficulties. a spokesperson said the website was back to normal. no customer information was a compromise. king reporting for
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wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> word is it will be happy halloween for pets this year. >> the economy may be tough, but others are throwing caution to the wind and still spending big bucks on halloween costumes for their pets. >> you have to be kidding me. >> i'm afraid not. >> 43 degrees on tv hill. protests over wall street continue. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think facebook is going too far if it forms a political action committee to lobby capitol hill? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
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>> the wall street protests head into its third week. >> they are gaining momentum and other protests across the country. >> their concerns range from the environment to social change. >> i want to see more opportunities for my children and for all americans. >> police arrested more than 700 in a growing group of demonstrators on the brooklyn bridge. the arrests did not dampen the support fueled by social media. >> i would not have been here at the was not for facebook and twitter. >> those networks are rallying those to follow suit across the
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nation. from california to colorado, north carolina to upstate new york. the uprisings overseas have empowered protesters to stand up. >> those movements were led by young people. they have been wondering what to do. that is another inspiration for why vigorous sitting in now. >> we are nowhere facing the same kind of opposition. but we can still be inspired by them and all lot of us are. >> and inspiration that keeps the protests going strong. >> 5:26. 43 degrees on tv hill. a disturbing murder at the maryland state mental hospital. the suspect goes on trial. >> a fire destroys a tire shop in northwest baltimore.
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one of its employees is under arrest. i'm kim dacey live with the rest of the story. >> a racial slur and an undecided candidate. a lot going on among the republicans trying to unseat president obama. i am tracie potts in washington. >> it is a chilly start. we have some rain in the forecast. >> we had some early morning proms and we will let you know
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> could morning, everyone. -- good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. >> tony said there was some rain in the forecast. at least it is not snow. >> can you see the twinkle in my
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eye? right 44 degrees at the airport. take a light check with you. high temperature of only 54 degrees. we will see some light off and on rain showers. take an umbrella with you. i have much better news in the seven-day forecast. >> it was perfect football weather last night. >> sarah. >> thank you. >> we had some problems in elkton on eastbound pulaski highway. everything is now clear. things are looking pretty good. 58 miles per hour on southbound 95. 59 miles per hour southbound on the j.f.x.
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problem free as you make your way down towards the fort mchenry on 95. this is 97 at 100. 55 on southbound 95 at 100. one promise still in place, 295 at 198. wilkins avenue is still pretty quiet. we have some police activity on northbound 95 at 152. that is off on the shoulder. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> police arrest an employee for an arson at a tire shop. >> investigators say this began and a fight over a paintbrush. kim dacey is live this morning with some new details. good morning. a bulldozer is the only thing that remains where the tire shop used to be after the fire. sources tell us there was a fight among employees just moments before the fire.
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one of those employees, 35- year-old jason hicks, has been arrested. he is charged with arson. it wasn't long before a fire at this west belvedere tire shop escalated to three alarms last monday afternoon. sources tell 11 news that the blaze may have been caused by an argument over a paint brush. here's what we've learned. jason hicks and other workers have been using tar and gasoline to paint tires at the shop. apparently, hicks got into an argument over a paint brush being used by another worker. that paint brush eventually caught fire along with the tar and gasoline mixture they had been painting with. witnesses claim hicks pulled out a lighter, flicked it on, and everything caught fire. sources also say hicks tried taking the burning mixture out of the buildings and dropped it. police have since arrested and charged him in connection with the fire. 11 news went to hicks' last- known address to get a statement from relatives, but no one answered the door.
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we also stopped at the house of the owner of the tire shop, but apparently no one was home. one person was injured in that fire. it took fire crews several hours to contain the flames. the building was destroyed in the process. hicks' charges include first- and second-degree arson, assault, and reckless endangerment. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> jury selection gets underway in the trial of a mental patient accused of killing another patient. police say he attacked and murdered a woman in jessup. video shows that he entered her room not long before the bad ced check.
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both live in the medium security area. crews go back to the scene of a plane crash. that crash claimed the life of an elderly woman. the pilot said he swam to shore after the plane crashed into the bay, but his mother died in the water. her body has not been recovered. >> the republican presidential race is taking an interesting turn. herman cain won his second straw poll over the weekend and now he's speaking out against rick perry. tracie potts is in washington to explain why. >> herman cain won another straw poll over the weekend in kansas city. he was on sunday talk shows
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criticizing a racially charged word painted at the entrance of a family farm where rick perry often hunts. he said it took them too long to remove it. >> for them to leave it that long is plain and insensitive to a lot of black people in this country. >> the perry campaign said he is wrong. there is talk about whether chris christie may jump into the race. >> chris christie should be looking at rick perry's problems. >> he is now said to be taking a second look. >> he is a unique governor with a positive outlook. i think he would fare very well against the president. >> republican still believe this race is a referendum on president obama, one that will
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eventually win. as for chris christie, he doesn't have much time to decide. he would have to address education cuts in its stakte. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> see who is challenging the president at >> facebook hopes to gain more friends in washington. they have about 800 million users making a perfect place for politicians to influence voters. facebook is forming a political action committee. some are concerned about facebook having a political affiliation. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think facebook is going too far if it forms a political action committee to lobby capitol hill? you can share your response at
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>> welcome back. 5:39. the purple is still flying in downtown. but most of the
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will of a dry commute. take a light jacket with you. 46 in annapolis. 42 degrees in hagerstown with some light rain. a slight chance for a shower to start the day. a high temperature of 54 degrees. the average high temperature is 71. much better news in the seven- day forecast. i'll show you that in just a few minutes. >> new concerns about administering a general anesthesia to children under the age of 2. a group of 1000 adults were studied. learning disabilities were about twice as likely of people who had had at least two surgery's before the age of 2. the longer and more likely the difficulties of occurred. it is too early to tell if parents should alter the course
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of necessary treatment for sick children. >> concerns about how parents choose to vaccinate their children. one in 10 parents uses a different vaccine schedule then recommended. the vaccines must often delayed or the measles and mumps rubella and did the area tetanus. some parents believe vaccine's cost autism but medical research has never proven that theory. >> 43 degrees on tv hill. the ravens are on a roll thanks to their defense. keith mills love reaction from coach harbaugh. >> we're talking about their online auction at the spca. >> this is traffic on wilkins avenue. sarah will help bring you up to date and keep you on time this
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morning when we come back.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. traveling in the harrisburg expressway in the southbound direction, just word of an accident at padonia road. looking and smooth ride delay- wise elsewhere. th97 north and southbound in the glen burnie area looking good. northbound 295 at 198, that accident is clear. building just a bit at wilkins avenue. no official delay. this is 95 south of 152, the activity in the northbound side
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has been cleared. 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. >> our commit so far is a good one on the buses. we have a few delays. -- our commute so far is good. we have the three and 11 buses diverting southbound at cathedral and mondawmin. a diversion at university. on the rails, we're looking good. no delays on penn, camden, and brunswick lines so far. metro subway on schedule. now back to tony pann. good morning. >> we're off to a chilly start. we have some sprinkles mostly in the mountains. first we say good morning to ava marie. she is that the maryland spca today. >> we're talking about their online auction.
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we're live at the maryland spca. we have a special guest. he is short and slobbery, the governor. he wants to say hello. >> governor is one year-old mixed breed. he is a very interesting dog. we can guess what he is -- rottweiler. >> apparently he has never been on camera before. >we will take the camera away from the governor. let's look at these items. these are all for auction. >> we have some maryland gear for your dog to wheear. a matching harness. we have an autographed football. some wine, some jewelry.
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charm city cakes has offered to make a kacake. >> all this benefits the maryland spca. this begins tomorrow. how can people get involved? >> go to our website >> you can bid on these great prizes. it is not too late to donate prizes. we have scattered showers across the area. most are in the western suburb. we are talking about the rain and that will be the case throughout the day. changes are coming up in the seven-day forecast. the governor, as soon as we turned on the camera, he didn't like that. >> i do not think he liked the
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forecast. he wanted just like everybody else. thank you. a wonderful program. hopefully you can go down and adopt one of those pets. this storm has stalled in the mid-atlantic region. the wind is coming out of the northwest. this is going to bring us some nice weather by the end of the week. it will be a gradual change. we have some good news by the end of the week for the seven- day forecast. you can see a twist in the clouds around richmond. we have a chance for showers in the forecast. right now is pretty scattered. most of you will not see any rain this morning. showers will drift up toward 7 baltimore. that is snow in west virginia. temperatures are in the 30's in the mountains. 34 in oakland in western maryland. it is cold enough to snow,
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especially in the upper elevations. around baltimore, it is cold enough to take a light jacket. we will make it up to about 54 this afternoon. the average height is 71. we're not breaking any records. the record is 34. mostly cloudy. you might it some sunshine this morning. a chance for rain showers. high temperature between 51 and 56 degrees. partly cloudy skies tonight. temperatures will drop back into the 40's. the seven-day forecast -- it will be beautiful by the end of the week. tomorrow, still some rain in the morning. some outstanding weather going into the weekend. sunshine wednesday through sunday and temperatures will graduate warm-up into perhaps the upper 70's by the tail end
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of the weekend. good stuff. >> 43 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll take 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. hope you have them.
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>> time to get to one of your answers to our watercooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think facebook is going too far if it forms a political action committee to lobby capitol hill? >> keep sending as those responses. we will read more of your responses in the next hour and post all of them on the front page of our website, >> good morning. we begin with a quotation from rex ryan. "i have never seen anything like that. the performance by their defense was spectacular." this triggered memories of the
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2000 ravens, which dominated teams. first play of the game for the jets. he picks it up and rumbles into the end zone, 7-0 ravens. this is a kickoff from joe mcknight. he takes it 7 yards back. he is gone. long display in new york jets history -- longest play. 107 yards. a brand-new game, 7-7. but the ravens get back. ray rice follows vonta leach into the end zone. the ravens are up 17-7. mark sanchez gets ripped by haloti ngata. the ravens got want to win 34-
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17. john harbaugh impressed as the ravens head coach. >> best defensive performance i have ever seen. i thought the best game was the pittsburgh game with the seven turnovers. but this topped it. to have three returns for touchdowns by your defense -- has never been done before? >> the ravens had their bye week with a three-1 record and first place in the afc north. that's because the steelers lost to the houston texans. you see the crowd in texas. 10-7 at this point, houston leads. foster missed the last couple of days with a pulled hamstring. 17-7. the texans are on their way.
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he was real beat up yesterday, ben roethlisberger. he left on crutches. baseball playoffs resume tonight. yankees lost last night. >> they were tough. >> thank you. coming up, ava marie has a unique way to help some furry friends. >> a rare honor for barbara mikulski. she is inducted into the women's hall of fame. >> a daring stunt on a cliff in china. >> that's what i did last weekend. cloudy and cold again today. re.get down from their
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we have if you promise for your morning commute.
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>> a man charged with arson in a tire shop in north baltimore. i'm kim dacey live with that story. >> the supreme court starts a new session today. some of the big cases on the docket. >> the ravens defense grounds the new york jets. renewed concerns about the offense. >> we of turned the page on september, but can we turn the page on the clouds and the rain? [captioning made possible by constellation energy group]


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