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>> lawmakers are back from recess. but can a divided congress get anything done? >> tips on how to travel safely overseas. i am kim dacey. >> we now know what orlando brown died of. >> finally, it looks like the end in sight of the wet weather. forecast as we continue. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> i was reading the prompter. >> i always mean it. weather-wise, i do think we will wind up with some nice weather.
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today will be a transition state. 20% chance for a shower. most of you will have a dry tuesday -- today will be transitioned day. take a light jacket paired with a slight chance for a shower, 20%. temperature around 65. i know you like the seven-day forecast -- take a light jacket. a slight chance for a shower. >> one problem on northbound 95 approaching 175. a vehicle fire off to the side. and having a major impact. in glen burnie, an accident involving a vehicle into a house. everything is clear in the city. when accident on a 33rd is gone. a smooth ride on the harrisburg expressway -- one accident on 33rd is gone.
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pretty smooth ride on the rest of the major roadways leading up to the beltway. this is 95 at 175. we switch back to traffic at old court road. still a pretty smooth ride. client is building. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you -- volume is building. >> lawmakers are heading back to washington with a long to do less ist. >> kate amara has more on how they plan to get accomplish. >> good morning. the house is expected to greenlight a stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown. it is a divided congress returning from recess this week, tasked with finding common ground on a long list of measures. >> we have so much we have to do.
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we have had a problem because of republicans in the senate. >> topping the list -- greenlight a spending bill to keep the government running through november 18. the senate passed the measure last week. a house vote is likely today. >> we have spent basically 100% of our time these last nine months on two issues that should've taken a matter of a few hours. >> other items on the agenda -- free trade agreements with south korea, panama, and colombia, funding for the rest of fiscal year 2012, and the president is pressing congress to approve his $447 billion jobs plan this month. >> it has been several weeks now since i sent up the american jobs act, and, as i've been saying on the road, i want it back. i'm ready to sign it. >> republicans are resisting, say it's just more stimulus spending. >> and the accompanying proposals to impose $1.5 trillion in new taxes on a sluggish economy is economically counterproductive and a sure-fire political loser.
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>> gop leaders say the president's jobs bill will never see the light of day in the house. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> an advisory committee signs off on a new plan that could change maryland's make up in congress. the biggest change would affect the sixth district. under the proposed changes, that district would had 3 1/5 thousand people from montgomery county. that could make it easier for a democrat to retake that seat. ther amanda knox is of a plane headed back to the united states. >> a jury overturned her conviction of a murder of her roommate. she was arrested while studying abroad. kim dacey joins us live from
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loyola university with what students need to know before heading overseas. >> the world was watching as amanda knox's conviction was overturned yesterday. she went to italy four years ago as an unknown college student, one of thousands of americans that study abroad. a rite of passage for many students. more than half of loyola university's junior class studies abroad every year. loyola's dean of international programs says loyola conducts orientations stateside and on location to prepare students for immersion into a foreign culture with an emphasis on how to assimilate. he advises all americans traveling abroad to register with the state department because it is much easier to get support if authorities already know you are in the country. if students find themselves in trouble, american colleges and universities can offer some guidance, but that's about all. >> we will do everything we can to provide them with legal support, with a translator,
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maybe with a lawyer. but the law is the law and there is nothing we can do about it. >> he also recommends getting a cell phone once you get to a foreign country, to be sure that it works so that you can call for help if you need it. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the johns hopkins university community is on edge this morning following the sexual assault of a student. a man attacked a victim over the weekend on love grove street. the victim said her attacker indicated he had a gun. a fugitive is wake up behind bars after making a daring escape from police. 25-year-old vincent avila man is to break free of this leg shackles and made a break for it at york and west roads. officers did catch him if you blocks away.
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>> back to normal at the social security building in woodlawn following a shooting. this happened during the lunch break. the building was under lockdown for two hours. the search for the gunman continues. >> the occupied wall street movement is expected to hit baltimore today. a rally today at noon. demonstrators protesting the corporate greed of the financial sector have been spreading their message through facebook. the protests have increased in size and location. >> we now know what killed orlando brown. he died of complications from diabetes. he died as harbor view condo and leaves behind three sons and a daughter. >> are you having a stressful morning already? baltimore is one of the most stressed out cities in the
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nation. charm city ranked number 12. the rankings were based on issues including unemployment and housing affordability and traffic congestion. philadelphia and the washington, d.c., ranked higher on list. the most stressful place of all was los angeles. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think makes baltimore one of the most stressed-out cities in the country? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> i wonder what the least stressful city is. >> 6:08. 47 degrees on tv hill. a maryland politician takes on fannie mae. >> and massive chemical plant in texas goes up in flames. what have authorities so worried. >> the morning apple fans have
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been waiting for. a preview of the new iphone 5. >> we are following a group of students that are trekking across the city. right now they are eating breakfast. >> we're checking on your morning commute. a couple of problems on 95. we will check on a problem in glen burnie.
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>> good morning. we're back with a live look outdoors. 52 degrees at the maryland
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science center. there are some clouds in the sky. it will be another chilly day. changes are coming up in the seven-day forecast. we're live accretive alliance in patterson park. we are following a group of students -- we are live with creative alliance. this is an urban excursion. they spend five days living in the city. i'm here with one of the instructors. >> right now the students have been out for about 15 minutes. they are refueling on 3 pounds of granola. >> they are using powdered milk. >> powdered milk and two kinds of granola. >> that sounds delicious. you spend the night here. is this your first night sleeping in the city? >> yes.
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>> how was it? how is practice? >> it is find e. it is good. powdered milk. >> this sounds like an exciting experience. we'll keep following them all morning long to see how they're preparing for the day. we do have some scattered showers across the area. they are fairly light. we will keep a chance for rain. we go back to tony in the weather center. >> the breakfast of champions. i love this program. this is a great program. thank you. the same area of low pressure is still close enough to give us a
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chance for some light showers or sprinkles. most of the will of a dry day. remember yesterday we showed the swirl and the clouds around richmond? now it is around new york city. the storm is moving away. there are some pieces of energy that maybe we could see a couple of showers pop up. some are coming down from pennsylvania that may clip northeast maryland. we have a 20% chance for a shower. most of you will have a nice day. 47 right now at the airport. it is chilly. take a light jacket with you. i think you can probably get by without your umbrella. it will become a breezy this afternoon. high temperature in the mid 60's. mostly clear tonight. we will drop back into the 40's tonight. tomorrow, a big area of high
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pressure comes in from the midwest and that will keep us dry for a while. the fl will be coming in from the north. this is an outstanding stretch of weather coming up to the end of the week. sunshine through this weekend. los 70's for the next couple of days. we might jump to may be near 80 over the weekend -- low 70's. this is as nice as it gets. 6:15. >> we have a smooth ride. the accident on northbound 95 -- the vehicle fire is now completely gone. speeds around 50 miles per hour. some heavy spots southbound down towards the 32. we had an accident in glen burnie that is now gone. everything running smoothly north and southbound on 97. a nice ride on at 95 coming out
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of the white marsh area. 56 on the north side at the harrisburg expressway. a smoother ride on the west side. this is wilkins avenue. picking up in volume but still a smooth ride. this is outer loop traffic. this is harford. outer loop traffic still running smoothly. volume is picking up. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a jury selection starts today in the so-called under were bombing case. omar farouk of dubois toller is accused of trying to ignite explosives on a plane on christmas day. the explosives failed and caught fire, leaving him with severe burns. a scary night for about 1000
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residents just south of dallas. the fire overwhelmed the building's sprinkler system and produce several explosions. nearby residents have to evacuate. they have not said what kind of chemicals were involved. take a look at this unusual sight in arizona. that is a bmw at the bottom of a swimming pool. the driver crashed through several offenfences. he was not hurt and no charges have been filed. >> some good news for a minimum wage workers in eight states. they are about to get a raise. workers will seek a bump in their pay.
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arizona, florida, and vermont are also expected to announce a wage increase. former borders customers, listen up. barnes ennobles once your usiness -- barnes ennobland nos wants your business. fannie mae is under pressure this morning. jane king has more in the bloomberg business report. >> fannie mae feeling the heat. a watchdog groups said they waited before acting on a tip. a maryland rep elijah cummings requested a report. he is the top democrat on the committee. toys r us sweeting holiday
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layaway. there will be offered layaway on all playthings in many of its stores beginning october 15. also offer a bill later option for web purchases. debtrn over greece's crisis. the bloomberg maryland index falling hard. how does a disney one week vacation and tickets to a theme park sound? a contest on active and retired u.s. military. submit a link or draft an essay on why your family is proud to be a military family. you have until november 18. i'm jane king for wbal-tv 11 news. >> it has been a year since the last iphone release. that's not stopping apple from
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releasing the note iphone 5. >> this is an important for steps is the announcement of steve jobs. >> no other smart phone comes close to matching iphone sales. 50 million in the past year with iphone 4. today, the iphone gets an update. >> the pressure is on for up to do something new and to show consumers that they are facing down the android threat. of cellwide array an phones outnumber the iphone. >> it is overdue for things like speech detect some voice communication, and it turned right turn and navigation. gps is a huge element of the and droid popularity. >> cloud storage of content are
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among expected upgrade of content. it will not be steve jobs making the presentation. it will be the new ceo, who took over in august. >> everybody will be watching to see if there are cracks in the company's armour and to see what the new apple looks like. if is 50%, 40%, 20% better than the last one, people still that.till get in line for >> carlotta is online already. there you go. 47 degrees on tv hill. >> ever by knows is important for kids to be a healthy diet -- everyone knows it is important
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for kids to eat healthy diet. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think makes baltimore one of the most stressed-out cities in the country? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and
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insta-weather plus together. >> good morning to you. a nice start if you're heading out this tuesday morning. our speed centers are not picking up much in the way of delays. -- our speed sensors. tapping the brakes just a bit around liberty. the j.f.x. in great shape into town. a smooth ride on a 95 in the north side. neariles per hour o shawan road. i-95 coming down from the tydings memorial bridge, through harford county, everything running smoothly down towards the 895 split. we want to check the speech center in howard county at 32. 56 miles per hour. a nice start at wilkins avenue. this is traffic and harford road. outer loop traffic is just starting to build.
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that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. so far so good. no rain to start the day today. just a 20% chance you'll run into some light rain or sprinkle. it is chilly again. take a jacket with you. a mixture of sun and clouds. a slight chance for a shower. high temperature of 65. we have some nice weather bank in the seven-day forecast. >> using injectable methods of birth control may increase the risk of hiv. that is the result of a new study. using birth control shots increase it will is chance of contracting hiv and effecting her partner. more study needs to be done to protect high-risk populations from infection. >> even more benefits to
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certain ingredients in prenatal vitamins. the compound comes from fish and plant sources. vitamins with the compound can help in boosting a baby's development in mint system -- immune system. >> it helps to decrease colds and the duration of cold symptoms up to six months. >> you can see it done hamilton 's entire interview on our website, wbaltv.com. -- you can see donna hamilton's entire interview. >> a new poll overnight tracks of the issues most important to you. >> traveling safely overseas has been in the spotlight since the
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amanda knox case. >> a woman is points in the face while trying to break up a fight in fells point. but police did next was the most painful. >> we will update you on
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. kenwood look forward to some warmer temperatures -- can we look forward to some warmer temperatures? >> we have a 20% chance for it rain share. it will make an up. 65 this afternoon. the seven-day forecast in a few minutes. >> amanda knox is on a plane right now heading back to the u.s. the jury overturned her conviction in the murder of her roommate. >> she got into trouble while studying abroad. kim dacey is live at loyola university this morning with some tips on how to stay safe
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one study in traveling overseas. >> more than half of loyola's junior class traveled abroad, but venturing to europe, asia, yond.obe the world is watching as amanda knox leaves italy today. it's a far cry from the way she entered the country four years ago as an unknown college student, one of thousands studying abroad in italy. it's a rite of passage for many american college students, according to the dean of international programs at loyola university of maryland. >> the students learn throughout the day, from the moment they get out of bed to the moment they go to bed. everything they do is a learning experience. >> loyola conducts orientation stateside and on location to prepare students for immersion into a foreign culture with an emphasis on how to assimilate. >> sometimes young students to think, "because i'm abroad, the american law does not apply to
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me anymore and because i am a foreigner, the local law does not apply to me, really." >> he recommends getting a cell phone once you arrive in a foreign country so you can call for help if you need it. if students find themselves in trouble, american colleges and universities can offer some guidance, but -- >> we will do everything we can to provide them with legal support, with a translator, maybe with a lawyer. but the law is the law and there is nothing we can do about it. >> overall, most coeds who study abroad are more marketable because of their experience. all americans traveling abroad should register with the state department because it is much easier to get support if authorities already know you're in that country. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. a baltimore woman said she is
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lost faith in city police after a man punster in the face. sheila kauffman said she was trying to stop a fight when one of them punster in the face. it wasn't her fractured cheek that hurt the most. she said was the police department's indifference. >> we ask for a cop to come over and i said i wanted to press charges against the guy who hit me. we had his name. said there's nothing we can do about this. >> police did not respond to our phone calls but did tell her she could file a complaint with internal affairs. >> police are warning residents to lock their vehicles after a rash of break-ins in the wilkens area. authorities say the thieves are targeting dodged products.
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police suggests owners park their vehicles to their homes as close as possible. >> a new poll shows 62% of the over 800 people surveyed listed the economy as the most important issue facing the state today. education and the budget were a distant second and third. president obama and governor o'malley were given positive ratings on the job performance. the governor's approval has stayed stable from 58% in right now.50 pe52% >> a grant will help expand the city's violence prevention initiative. it is intended to help police monitor homes that are high-risk
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for pilot behavior. police have visited more than 800 homes so far. >> a check for $100,000 from the walmart foundation. kevin chemnitz joined meals on wheels officials to except the hefty donation. the meals on wheels association will improve their operations and feed more of our committee seniors. >> on behalf of the 8000 clients who rely on our volunteers to provide nutritious meals and human contact. >> meals on wheels provides nearly 750,000 meals every year. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we're looking at a smooth ride. not dealing with any incidents at this hour. 51 on the west side outer loop. a bit of a delay down towards
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liberty. nothing significant. a smooth ride on the j.f.x. into town. still problem free at the fort mchenry and the harbor tunnel. a nice ride out of white marsh. 24 looking good out of the bel air region. not tracking any problems from the b. a nice ride around the airport. a live view of traffic. this is liberty. building volume in the outer loop. this is traffic in the area of white marsh. southbound traffic. you're just starting to tap the breaks. volume starting to build in the usual spots this morning. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie joins us live -- we don't have her. we have been talking to her this
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morning. i just got a big "no" in my ear. >> she is probably eating breakfast. having some of that granola. >> 6:36. 47 degrees on tv hill. how long it took for this all have state fans to create this labor of love. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >>
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>> thousands of people participated in a marathon. one woman is 83 years old. she is a breast cancer survivor. she has done 53 marathons starting when she was 58 years old. she says she has no plans of slowing down just yet. her granddaughter is battling a nerve tissue disorder. >> a man's love for college football resulted in an unusual labor of love. this is a lego rococo of the ohio state university stadium. he built the stadium it is basic using thousands of thai blocks. it took years just to collect the tiny pieces. -- he says it took about 2000 hours to derect the legos
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stadium. >> that is quite a fan. coming up, your answers to our water cooler questions of the day. >> some delays starting to fall into place. >> maybe we'll do lego weather maps. weather-wise, a lot of sunshine in the forecast over the next several days. here's a look outside. a beautiful sunrise. 47 at the airp
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>> welcome back. a teenager is dead after being struck by a car in cecil caton. the 16-year-old was riding a
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skateboard on port deposit what he was struck by a vehicle. he did not survive. police continued to investigate the incident. we now know what killed former ravens orlando brown. the offensive linemen died of complications from diabetes. he died as harbor view condo at least behind three sons and a daughter. you might want to put down that second cup of coffee. baltimore is one of the most stressed out cities in the nation. it placed a respectable 12th between houston and miami. the rankings were based on quality of life indicators including housing affordability and traffic congestion. the top five or los angeles, new york, chicago, washington, d.c., and san diego. i'm surprised by that.
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>> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what do you think makes baltimore one of the most stressed-out cities in the country? >> aw.
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>> we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> trying not to stress you out this morning. we're getting some delays starting to fall into place. 42 miles per hour on southbound 95 as you make your way out of the white marsh area. that is the usual delay. 21 miles per hour on the west side at 795. the continues down towards edmondson. so far problem free at the tunnels. telstar to back up traffic on southbound 795. a smooth ride over towards the harrisburg expressway. this is traffic and this is the west side. outer loop traffic and those delays start to fall into place. this is white marsh.
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seeing some brake lights in the southbound direction down towards the beltway northeast. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie is in the city and talking about urban hiking. this is right up your alley > didn't you hike on your honeymoon? >> it was nothing like this. they are packing up their bags. midtown academy. this is part of their outward bound urban expedition. >> right now we're packing airbags. i'm packing up my clothes and other stuff. >> you are out here for five days and the four nights. you need something that is waterproof and case it rains. i'm here with liz the program
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director. what you hope to gain? >> leadership and how far they can push themselves. we do wilderness, urban. you could find all four courses on the internet in a confined urban centers including the baltimore center. >> you think of a hiking experience and there's so many things you can learn. who knew you could learn it all up in a city? we will continue to follow them. scattered showers are showing up to the west. we're not done with the rain just yet. we are slowly drying out. tony, do think you could carry a 15-pound pack all daylong? >> may be higher a sherpa -- maybe hire a sherpa.
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that is a great program. baltimore is an interesting city. a great to see it, by walking. a big area of low pressure off new england. we could see a light shower or sprinkle today. most of you will have eight dry tuesday. i showed you the swirl in the clouds around richmond yesterday. today is around new york. it is making progress. we have the chance for a shower. one of those bands of showers from eastern pennsylvania may clip cecil counterparts of the eastern shore over the next 30 or 45 minutes. 99% of the love it dry morning commute. 47 at the airport. 99% of you will have a dry morning commute. a slight chance for a shower.
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it will become breezy later this afternoon. a high temperature of 65. that is still below average. better than the last couple of days. mostly clear tonight. temperatures will drop back to the 40's. to mark, high pressure will move it from the ohio valley. -- tomorrow, high pressure will move in from the ohio valley. we will have a nice stretch of dry weather. wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday, and sunday, sunny. the wind was shift back to the south. around 80 is not out of the question by the time we get to sunday or monday. some outstanding weather. >> after spending four years in an italian prison, amanda knox is now heading home to america. kim dacey joins us live with
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more on how her case is highlighting students travelling abroad. good morning. >> the world was watching as amanda knox's conviction was overturned yesterday. she went to italy four years ago as an unknown college student, one of thousands of americans that study abroad. loyola conducts orientation states side and on location to prepare students for immersion into foreign cultures. all americans should register with the state department because it is easier to get support if authorities are know you're in the country. if students find themselves in trouble, american colleges and universities can offer some guidance. get a cell phone to be sure that it works and so that you can call for help if you need it. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news.
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>> thank you. here is ann curry with a look at what is coming up next on the "today" show. >> good morning. amanda knox out of prison and heading home this morning. but now prosecutors say they plan to appeal. will have complete coverage from italy and seattle. are you outraged at banks charging to accept your own money? what you can do to get around those costly new fees. the famous "monday night football" anthem was yanked last night. ellen degenerous opens up about it being shot woman gets started on tuesday morning here on "today." >> 47 degrees on tv hill.
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>> we will come back and check the weather and traffic together before you head out to start your day.
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>> good morning. it is a chilly 47 at the airport. 52 degrees at the maryland science center. we're live that creed of alliance. we have been falling the urban think i can learn
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something from them. back to tony and stan and mindy. >> we were just talking about caring stuffed to the airport. i looked like a sherpa. 50 million things on my back. let's look at the forecast. it will be good at once we get beyond today. partly cloudy and a chance for a shower. a high near 65. nothing but sunshine going into the weekend. maybe upper 70's by sunday. >> kind of busy on 795. word of an accident. it is a foggy. outbound 795, watch for foggy conditions. we have an accident in the city. delays of falling into place on the west side outer loop. this is traffic at 795.
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coming down towards owings mills, foggy conditions and tough visibility. watch for that accident just past owings mills in the southbound direction. this is providence. outer loop traffic is starting to see those north side delays. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. tune to am 1090 to hear traffic and weather together on the fives. tony wants to remind you. >> all day long. >> if you're looking for more weather and travel come join us 7:00 p.m. on wbal-plus. 2. we're on 11- >> >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> have a good one.
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