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[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> 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. >> we will take seconds and thirds. >> i told the hell i got booed -- i told you how i got booed in white meegmans. it is 50 at the airport. the wind has shifted to the north. that means the temperature will be a little cooler than yesterday. it will be a nice day with plenty of sunshine. we will come back and show you the seven-day forecast going into the weekend. >> good morning. bad news to report at the fort
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mchenry. we're down to 30 miles per hour. those delays of mostly southbound. the left tube is getting by. they're doing some repair because of the directional lights. those delays will be forming quickly. 14 miles per hour on southbound 95. early delays out of the white marsh area. on 295, a looks like that accident is now clear. everything running smoothly on the west side. a nice start out of the owings mills area. this is the fort mchenry. you can see those delays are formant big time. those are southbound delays. the left tube is open in both directions. 295 looking any priest moved
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ride aside from some added volume in the southbound direction. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> makeshift morals are popping up outside apple stores all around the predict makeshift memorials are popping up outside powell's stores all around the world. >> we have more of a loss of a man some call the modern medicedison. >> he was a legend that change the way we communicate. his loss is being mourned across the country. bagpipes were flags are flying at half staff. is brought flowers to a makeshift memorial where admirers stop to remember and reflect. >> he will be missed by many. >> apple announced jobs death on wednesday. his family said he died
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peacefully. he battled pancreatic cancer. he was forced to take several leaves of absence from apple. he was last seen at the unveiling of the ipad 2 last june. abruptly resigned as the ceo two months later. news of his death was heart felt. >> it is very sad. i admire him quite a bit. >> i want to pause and remember. once in awhile somebody comes along and he was truly inspirational. >> jobs and his company became synonymous with innovation while constantly pushing for the next generation of technology. >> he had a unique vision and he did not follow the crowd. >> today he is being remembered
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by the giants of industry as a visionary while everyday americans pause to remember steve jobs as the man who touched the lives of so many. there is a memorial at apple headquarters for steve jobs. apple stores have been turned into makeshift shrines. it could be quite some time before we see the likes of someone like steve jobs again. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. how has the work of apple founder steve jobs impacted your daily life? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to you can see an interactive careerne of steve jobs' at our website, >> a police officer faces domestic charges this morning.
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this was an incident involving the ex-girlfriend of brian eaton. the veteran is now out on $50,000 bail. police are looking for clues in the death of a woodlawn man. neighbors discovered robin givens dead on as lawn on tuesday. >> homicide investigators are not releasing information about the matter of his death at this time. they want to keep that close to the vest as they pursue this investigation and look for suspects. >> the news has startled the quiet with lot neighborhood and police say right now they have little to go on. >> a man fleeing from police dies after losing control of his vehicle. trooper spotted the driver driving it radically on wednesday at speeds exceeding 80
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miles per hour. the driver lost control and slammed into a tree. he was pronounced dead at the scene. >> a maryland health group is pushing for a tobacco tax hike. they want to raise the tax by a dollar. maryland last raised its tobacco tax during a special session back in 2007. reasons charges of some lifesaving prescription drugs have possible scrambling to find supplies wherever they can. jennifer franciotti joins us live downtown with more on the plant one maryland congressman has to crack down on the alleged profiteering. >> elijah cummings has requested documents from these so-called gray market companies to see if the price gouging is justified. they're buying and selling drugs
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on the fda drug shortage list. the help fight cancer and other emergency room medications. quality and manufacturing issues have caused the shortages. elijah cummings launched the investigation. one medication that brenda frese uses is in short supply. >> obviously it impacts us. i'm fortunate that my son, you know, the drugs have been made available. but just to think as a mother and as a parent that you are limited a drug that could save your child's life i think is inexcusable. >> so does congressman elijah cummings and he has found that a lot of these companies are acting as middlemen and raising up the price as much as 680%. reporting live, jennifer
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franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> help is on the way for the maryland victims of tropical storm lee. president obama has declared a major disaster for four kamenetz. the move frees up federal funding. buildings were damaged and there was some major flooding. >> 6:08. 49 degrees on tv hill. bill gates reacts to the death of steve jobs. >> who needs to pay for expensive cable when you have an xbox? >> the largest crowds yet lined the streets of new york as the occupied wall street protest continues. dine outpreviewing week and we have some raw oysters. >> are you brave enough to go
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through the fort mchenry? the big delays their ban
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>> good morning. welcome back. we're taking a look from the start icon. it is still dark outside. these guys are mostly clear. the temperature is 56 downtown. we're live at mount washington and not washington tavern and we're talking about from the bay and for the bay.
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many chances to still get out. every single seafood meal that is sold at participating restaurants, a dollar is going to benefit your organization. brian is here with me. tell us what you guys are doing. >> this is an initiative that the maryland department of natural resources put together and where the benefactor of the program. if the clout to the restaurants in the greater maryland, midlantic area, you can get a seafood dinner and a dollar from that dinner goes back to our organization. >> oysters is what we're talking about this morning. i of jimmy with me and you're the oyster shockucker. >> the oysters, and different sizes and shapes. the back of the oyster right here, there is a joint. stick your knife in there.
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you may want to put your glasses not see did not stab yourselfs. >> we're running out of time. >> there you go. pop the oyster. cut the heart. there you go. >> beautiful. slimy. we will see how brave i'm feeling. completely clear skies all along the east coast. this area of high pressure has finally moved in. the west is seeing stormy weather. we go back to tony. they described as like a raw egg. >> try putting it on it saltine cracker. you were very brave to do so.
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it is good. you'll like it. thank you. we will see if she will try the royal oysters -- raw oysters. >> front came through last night. it did shift the wind to the north. that northind will make little bit of difference with their temperatures. look closely and you can see some cloud cover developing on the new jersey shore and down into the delaware. that is a marine layer. guests may see some of that on the eastern shore. the wind has shifted and the flow is coming out of the north. temperatures upstream are cooler. 30's in pennsylvania and new york state. maybe into the upper 60's and los 70's today. 50 at the airport. 43 in parkton. there is a huge temperatures
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spread from north to south this morning. temperatures in the upper 30's in pennsylvania. 38 in york. sunshine is our forecast. temperatures this afternoon will be in the upper 60's and low 70's. tonight, clear skies. it will be chilly. temperatures will drop down to around 40 degrees. 50 in the city. outstanding forecast going into the weekend. lots of sunshine again tomorrow. the wind was shifted the south on saturday and sunday. upper 70's to around 80 and senate. the next chance for rain not until the middle of next week -- upper 70's to around 80 on sunday. >> we have some heavy delays on the fort mchenry. closurea right toube
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in both directions. 31 miles per hour as folks make their way down towards the left tube. the left tube is open. my advice, take the key bridge this morning. harbor tunnel traffic -- you'll see some additional delays start to form at the harbor tunnel. not bet on the north side. speeds around 61. close to the harrisburg expressway. the northwest corner around 55 miles per hour. the rest of the major roadways are cooperating. the right tube is closed at the fort mchenry in both directions. you can get by in the left tube. delays of stretching back towards o'donnell. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> unions are now joining the occupied wall street movement.
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another protest is planned this morning in philadelphia. the search continues for a man accused of killing three co- workers and wounding six others in the workplace shooting rampage. police say a truck driver opened fire during a morning meeting. he was the author of a novel that condemns domestic violence, ironically. >> saving up for a lot holiday shopping, we had good news. the price of regular gasoline continues to fall. prices will not likely rise until spring. you can save all those sweet holiday treats. the price of cocoa is down about 15%. xbox 36 the owners will soon be
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able to enjoy their favorite tv shows throughout their game council for a small fee. subscribers will be able to access hbo, comcast, and several other services in different rooms without needing a second box. steve jobs at least behind millions of fans and an unparalleled legacy. jane king has more in the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. steve jobs and apple came to dominate the digital age first in the creation of the mcintosh apple and later to the iphone, ipod, and ipad. bluebirds spoke with eric schmidt who praised steve jobs'
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leadership. >> you go back and apple have been written off and was near bankruptcy. steve kidman. imagine fighting against those odds as executive as a leader and as a person and look what he achieved in the period. >> bill gates said he is saddened to learn of steve job'' death. president obama called him one of america's greatest innovators. exemplified the spirit of american ingenuity. as for markets, stocks still in rolley mode. -- rally mode. the bloomberg maryland index was higher thanks to gains from black and decker. >> 6:19.
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49 degrees on tv hill. >> plenty of drama in the baseball playoffs. keith mills one of the highlights. >> 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. a rough ride on southbound 95. delays forming quickly because
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of a closure in the right tube the fort mchenry. you're down to 20 miles per hour. the delay stretches back to 895. harbor tunnel is one option. the key bridge is even better. in glen burnie, word of an accident. we check the speed senses on the north side. no delays on the west side. everything in great shape on the j.f.x. into town. the harrisburg expressway equally smooth. this is the fort mchenry. it looks like they may be making some progress in the right tube. soap that is the case. a lot of volume on the right side. take the key bridge for a while and we will let you know once they clear that construction. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we are off to a quiet start on this thursday.
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and upperlow 40's 30's in southern pennsylvania. 55 in annapolis. 50 at the airport. it will be a touch cooler this afternoon then yesterday. today, upper 60's and low 70's. we'll come back and check the seven-day forecast. here is keith mills. >> thank you. good morning. the yankees and tigers play game 5 in new york. the winner moves on to play the texas rangers in the championship series. in the nationally, both series have gone to a final game. the phillies lost to the cardinals. check this out -- a squirrel goes by in the batter's box. give that squirrel a contract.
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give him a bad. two-run home run. 5-3, cards win. how about the diamondbacks? diamondbacks and the brewers headed back to milwaukee. standing, bases loaded. this is ryan roberts. has more tattoos that terrell suggs. grants la grand slam. in the six, arron hill homered. 106, arizona wins -- 10-6. no game for the ravens this week. the coaches gear ready for the houston texans. they hope to get some of their injured players back, including
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jimmy smith. he sprained his ankle during the preseason and has yet to play in the first four regular season games. john harbaugh cautioned against expecting too much from the rookie cornerback from colorado. >> i'm looking forward to seeing jimmy get back and play and really begin his development as a player. i would hope everybody would understand that it's going to be his first game playing when he comes back, and we will try to work him in there in the way that is best for our team and best for him in becoming the player he can become, and we'll just have to see to what extent that is as we get into that situation. >> the ravens are off on sunday. >> thank you. 49 degrees on tv hill. details on a new push to crack down on bullying. elijah cummings >> wants to know why drugs in short supply are costing so much. details are next. >> another contender out of the
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running. sarah palin said she will not enter the race for the white house. i am kate amara in washington. >> a major headache for motorists at the fort mchenry. >> we are live and not washington tavern and we're talking about dine out week. have an oyster in my hand
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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. if we could just bottle up this perfect weather. >> that was outstanding yesterday. today will be a couple degrees cooler but still a nice day. we start in the 40's this morning with lots of sunshine and will make it up to 70 today. we will come back and check the forecast into the weekend. back to the news desk. >> sarah palin said thanks but
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no thanks to request to enter the presidential field. >> kate amara joins us live with more on what that means for the race. could morning to you. >> with just about three months to go before the voting begins, it looks like the republican field is finally set. after months of leaving her supporters guessing, former alaska governor sarah palin ended the speculation. she will not run for president. >> she is a shrewd politician, and she's seeing that there isn't much elbow room for another candidate at this time. >> in a statement, palin said she and her husband, todd, "devote ourselves to god, family and country. my decision maintains this order." in a recent video posted on youtube -- >> you don't need an office for a title, to make a difference. >> this comes one day after new jersey governor chris christie said he wouldn't enter the 2012 contest -- >> now is not my time. >> and leaves little doubt that
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the republican nominee will come from the current field of contenders. >> that means that the race will pretty much be between rick perry and mitt romney. >> according to a new poll of likely republican voters, 22% said mitt romney was their favorite candidate, followed by herman cain, with 17%. rick perry dropped to third, with 14%. >> that's the good news. for mr. romney, the challenge is for him to move on, especially with chris christie out of the race, to consolidate his support and to grow his support. >> this new poll shows mitt romney has the best chance against president obama in a general election. kate amara, wbal tv 11 news. >> did sarah palin say which plants to do now? >> in a statement, she said she plans to continue driving the discussion politically and she said she plans to chordate
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strategies in order to replace the president and maintained the house. >> kate amara, thank you. >> martin o'malley and katie o'malley are standing up to bullying. will encourage students to take a pledge. this is part of bullying prevention month. >> elijah cummings is taking aim at drug companies he says are taking unfair advantage of recent supply shortages. jennifer franciotti joins us live with more of the congress intends to do about it. >> he has requested documents from these companies. he wants to know if some of these price hikes he has been seeing is justified. he received a letter from the maryland women's basketball coach. for her, this is personal. >> i am just horrified to think in the 21st century that these
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kind of things are going on. >> coach brenda frese led the maryland women's basketball team to a championship victory in 2006. but now the mother of twins is taking on a tough opponent off the court. >> this is extremely personal for our family because with my son tyler, who is 3 1/2 years old, he has leukemia. >> ashes, ashes, we all fall down! one of the medications tyler takes to treat his leukemia is in short supply. it is on a federal list of drug shortages that includes other cancer-fighting drugs, blood pressure medications, and emergency room medicines. the fda says quality and manufacturing issues have caused the shortages. brenda was frustrated by the news and wrote to congressman elijah cummings, who launched an investigation. his research revealed that some companies are acting as middlemen in marking up the price of limited drugs as high as 650%. congressman cummings said it's criminal and proposes a legislative fix.
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>> i really do believe that we will get bipartisan cooperation on this because it affects so many people in such a vital way. of all the issues that i've dealt with in my total 30 years in public life, i think this is one of the worst. >> the more we can dig in to this and find out the facts and get to the bottom of this, i feel like there are so many of us -- i'm a very small piece in this equation, but i'd love to make a difference. >> congressman cummings has created a tip line for anyone who has information on price gouging and he's asking those folks to call his office with more information. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a hotel in ocean city is closed after three guests were sick with legionellosis disease. preliminary results show the presence of the bacteria at the plim plaza hotel. this is the sometimes deadly form of pneumonia. the guests were hospitalized but
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no one has died. >> the hollywood casino is going to the extreme to make sure you know where they are. they have signed off on a giant tall promoting the casino. it will be visible from 95. >> a civil rights pioneer has passed away. this happened in a birmingham hospital. work beside martin luther king to for the southern christian leadership conference. he was called a courageous freedom fighter by dr. king. he was arrested 30 to 40 times. he was a guest preacher more than a decade ago. >> just a basic creature.
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a lot of fun, laughs, food, happiness. he was so fearless. what he was doing in birmingham with not always a spotlight on him. was marching against saturday. >> he was 89 years old. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> a busy morning rush. southbound 95 is heavily delayed back to the 895 split. speeds around 9 miles an hour down to the fort mchenry because the right tube remain closed in both directions. a lot of delay behind it. if you had to the harbor tunnel,
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around 51 miles per hour. you can use that as your alternate. you may want to consider the key bridge. mountain road is tracking an accident. another one with some delays on northbound 295 approaching 198 that is taking up the left lane. we have the right tube closed at the fort mchenry. 15 on the west side outer loop. it looks like we're seeing some activity in the right tube but they are still blocking it. stay away and take the key bridge. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie joins us from mount washington. what to the heavy doing today? -- what do they have you doing today? >> we are talking about from the bay, for the bay.
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this lasts through sunday. each of your seafood dinners come at a dollar helps to increase the seafood population. i have the jimmy here and he is shucking an oyster for me. they are still alive. let's check the seven-day forecast. mostly dry into the weekend. wind out of the south. we will warm-up. i'm stalling because now i'm going to eat this. i have butterflies. i'm shaking. it is alive. [applause] i did it. [laughter]
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>> she has nothing to say. ." about has been more this all morning long. >> we will check back in with ava to see if she is still standing. >> a kansas man is turning heads with his new car. or is it a
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>> the streets in kansas have a new hot rod. this is a customized motorcycle
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trike. looks like part rocket and part drag racer. can talk about at -- it can top out at 160 miles per hour. is costly getting pulled over by police. >> it looks like the bat mobile . it has been far too long since we've had the chance to say this -- baby pandas. were displayed in china. they have drawn huge crowds. the list was born in july and weighs 23 times his birth weight. they are home to 108 giant pandas. what a way to start your day. >> i would like to see them all
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together. 49 degrees on tv hill. coming up, your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> some good news to report at the fort mchenry as alll
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>> welcome back. in the headlines this morning, a baltimore county police officer is facing domestic violence charge -- charges. accused of assault and other domestic-related offenses in an incident involving his ex- girlfriend who is also a fellow police officer. he is out on $50,000 bail. altman, a police need help this morning. they are looking for clues in the death of a woodlawn man. neighbors discovered in bed on the front lawn of his home in
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the 3500 block of -- road tuesday. the news has startled the quiet neighborhood. police now have very little to go on. if you have any information on the case give them a call -- 410-307-2020. he was known as a technology wizard that transformed people's lives. steve jobs has passed away at 56. he had battled a rare form of pancreatic cancer for several years but officials have not disclose the exact cause of death. he resigned as ceo just a few weeks ago following three previous medical leave. >> your answer to our water cooler question of the day. >> we ask how has the word -- work of steve jobs in back of your daily life? >> the iphone, matt, and ipod have impact people's daily lives it is his passion, vision that inspired the world. he was brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world and talented enough to do it. >> in a big way.
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if it was not for him i would not enjoy the luxury of a ipad or and ipod. he changed the world. sent from i ipad probably. >> i love this -- thanks to the vision of steve jobs my iphone enables me to see my new baby granddaughter grow right before my eyes every single day. priceless. >> now, traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus. >> delays southbound 95. the good news is all lanes are open at the fort mchenry. still, down to 4 miles an hour from white marsh all the way down. it's a little bit closer -- better as a get closer to the fort mchenry but you still might want to consider the key bridge and you will be a much better shape. glen burnie -- 648 at melrose tracking and exited. northbound 295 approaching 198,
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left late close with an accident and southbound it is approaching 95 getting to the capital beltway. a live in view of traffic. fort mchenry. both are open. everything's starting to run again but not smoothly by any means. 95 at the split showing things are improving -- and hopefully delays will start to filter out. eva is our trooper of the week. we have her with cats earlier in the week and you are allergic, and today you are eating oysters for the first time. how are you doing? >> ok. i heard i had oyster on my face and nobody told me -- so, thanks, guys. it really helping me out. i am redeeming myself because not only are we going to eat food but we will in it dead end ". live at mt. washington tavern where we are talking about from the bay, for the bay, a dining out week that last through sunday. one of the restaurants
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participating. every one of your cebu dinners, $1 of it will go to the chesapeake bay to help restore the oyster population. i am here with shannon, the manager of mount washington cavern. >> we thought we would show you some of our favorite dishes. as an appetizer, we have the to the of tatare -- sushi-grade to know with green onions that the sesame oil and served with avocado and endives. two of our favorite entrees. this is probably our best selling, which is the parmesan and crested rock fish. best -- big in the oven, lump crab, and symbol with shallots and this is the scallops and lobster butter. it is also served with the shallots and green beans and lobster butter sauce -- but white wine, chopped lobster and
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reza though. >> amazing. joe, you have to do would now. it is your turn to eat. hd doppler.check on mostly clear, all along the east coast. we do have storms way out of the west. where they are dealing with all the yukky weather. we have the beautiful weather and it feels like fog. we will head back to tony in the weather center. he ate the rockfish but i do not think it is brave enough. >> he is brave, for sure. but you calling the new culinary phrase -- how the light your seafood? dead and coke. you don't want to eat anything alive swimming in front of you. you are now and -- and is closely did try oysters rockefeller next time. we have high pressure coming down the east coast. late last night we had a front go through but you would not have noticed it. all the dead would shift the
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winds to the north. it will make a little difference what the temperatures. a satellite is picking up low clouds. they look close on the jersey shore. that is the marine layer. winds out of the northeast. the winds come out of the water and we get the low clouds back. that should burn off quickly. the winds have shifted to the north and northeast so the flow is coming from that direction. if you looked upstream, temperatures much cooler. they are in the 30's. so, while we will see the sunshine, a couple of these cooler -- degrees cooler. 55 at annapolis. you go north and it is much cooler. 30's in southern pennsylvania. the forecast -- sunshine, a little bit cooler than yesterday but still nice. i attended is up for 60's to low 70's. overnight tonight, mostly clear. kind of chilly. temperatures to the upper 30's and low 40's in the cold a severance. seven-day, i'll stop --
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outstanding going to the weekend. 71 tomorrow. it might be close to 80 degrees on sunday. go out and play. >> time now for a look at one of our big stories. congressman elijah cummings taking on drug companies making a quick buck off of supply shortages. jennifer franciotti is live downtown with the story. >> the congressman has requested documents from so-called gray market companies buying and selling drugs on the fda list that are in short supply. they are in short supply because of quality and manufacturing issues. the congressman found so far that some of these companies are indeed acting as middlemen and they are jacking up the price as much as 650 percent. he wants to hear from you -- if you have any information about price gouging, he said of the tip line and to find a number just contacted office.
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>> we will be right back.
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>> for mchenry is where we are seeing the biggest issues. it is now reopen but looking at heavy delays back to the split. now a disabled vehicle. i feel for the person. southbound 95 right at keith avenue in the right center lane. hopefully the person can get off to the side. looking at delays that stretch back to white march actually. 5 miles an hour on average
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heading south down. one more problem -- in glen burnie, an accident. 952 britt mchenry -- take the key bridge as your alternate. >> if you are going to be stopped at least the weather is nice. >> sunshine. maybe a few degrees cooler. it's still nice. 74 a high temperature and we will keep the sun shines all the way through the weekend. we certainly deserve it after we had gone through. >> if you are looking for more weather and traffic join us this morning or 11 news at 7:00 a.m. on wbal-plus. >> you can find more news as well as up-to-the-minute traffic and information and you can find on comcast channel 208 verizon fios 460. back with a live update at 7:25 a.m.
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>> this is a wbal-tv editorial from the president and general manager. >> baltimore is back for the sixth year, making its best three of cultural activities in our city available free of charge. 84 top area cultural organizations and attractions showcasing more than 300 dynamic visual and the forming arts programs are opening their doors to the baltimore community for the entire month of october. this is the time to try something new and different. visit a museum. take a class in a new art form or attend a performance. a great chance to experience an exciting workshops, exhibitions, lectures, and stores all available. visual arts such as the material girl's exhibit at the louvre museum, a concert at the performing arts center, or
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joined 60 other brave souls for a workshop on still walking that they say will conquer your fears. you can travel through the labyrinth to find treasures in the paintings of baltimore artist les harris. all of this can be found that all of this can be found that
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