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>> it has been so nice but things are changing. >> we had a lot of clouds over night. the temperatures stayed relatively mild. we're in the 60's right now at the airport and the humidity at 90%. we're seeing clouds across the area. we'll have a chance for rain especially later in the day. rain is most likely to arrive overnight and into tomorrow where it could be heavy. we will talk about timing this rain in the seven-day forecast. now we check and traffic. >> good morning. sounds like the evening commute could be a little tricky. we have one accident in this city along reisterstown road along the route park drive. right now you will want to take liberty heights as are all to that. checking speed sensors right
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now. the harrisburg expressway is running smoothly. 58 miles per hour as you make your way down from the maryland line. 66 miles per hour on southbound 95. problem free as you make your way down to the fort mchenry. this is 50 at sandy point. no problems to report on any of the area bridges. this is the topside at york road. we are looking good at the moment as you make your way on the north side. one accident lot reisterstown road in the city. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a tsa security officer is out on bail this morning. police arrested michael wilson after a rage allegedly turned up child pornography. kim dacey is live in towson with the details. >> michael scott wilson has been
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suspended from his job as a tsa security officer. he is charged with distribution of child pornography falling in search of his home. neighbors say he is married with no children. they are stunned and disturbed by the charges. most describe them as a straitlaced federal worker. >> i think it is a bit shocking and disturbing to find that someone was living so close, a particular someone who was employed in his capacity. >> i travel a lot and i go to the airport once or twice a week. to think someone could be undercharges like that is alarming. >> the tsa released this statement. they hold their security officers to the highest ethical standards and aggressively investigates allegations of
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misconduct. the allegations in no way reflect the outstanding job our more than 50,000 security agents do each day. he was arrested but was released on bail. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a man is facing charges after he allegedly tried to bribe two children to walk off with him. a woman saw a suspicious man at giving a man money. he tried to convince them to walk into a wooded area. he fled on as bicycle but was later arrested by police. >> testimony resumes in the corruption trial of ulysses currie. john giannetti testified last thursday and seemed reluctant to say there was a relationship with shoppers food warehouse.
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he is accused of taking $245,000 from shoppers in exchange for legislative favors. >> many marylanders support higher electricity prices if it comes from offshore wind power, according to a poll. some up would be willing to pay $2 a month for wind power. this is based on studies by the maryland energy administration. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. would you be willing to pay more for wind power? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> the cost of constant police surveillance is climbing. the new city police department has spent $1.9 million to patrol the protests.
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the cost will continue to rise. raymond kelly said the rising cost could threaten a class of new cadets. protesters in washington, d.c., will have four more months. they have except an extension to their permit. they are camped out on freedom plaza. they showed up to protest the 10th anniversary of the war in afghanistan. they decided to push forward. the proposed redline is one of 14 proposed work project that will get reviewed. the hopes to complete a review within 18 months. the red line would connect the east and west sides of baltimore with a light rail track. >> president obama has been
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hammering lawmakers to vote on his jobs bill. today he will get his wish. kate amara is live in washington with a look ahead. >> good morning. the senate will decide whether to proceed with this bill. president obama continues to campaign for it. president obama hits the road again today, traveling to pittsburgh. >> his message is, this will create jobs in your community today. >> the unemployment rate is stuck at 9.1%. the president is urging congress to act and accusing republicans of standing in the way. >> if they think they have a better plan, they should prove it. >> the senate will take up the measure. it would cut payroll taxes for workers and employers, extend
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unemployment benefits, and invest in rebuilding schools and roads. >> it is nothing but a rehash of the same failed ideas he has already tried, combined with a huge tax increase. >> congressional republicans are opposed to the spending and tax hikes and say the bill is full of recycled ideas that did not work in the first place. >> to say the president's own job -- to save the president's own job. >> it has virtually no chance of surviving the house. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> are there other moves the president can make? >> he is making them. in pittsburgh today, he will be joined by his jobs council and they will unveil a series of policy changes, change its
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immigration rules. the president announced plans to speed up 14 public works projects across the country by cutting red tape including a baltimore's redline. >> thank you. i like your outfit. we match. 61 degrees on tv hill. a national park could become one of the seven wonders of the world's. >> the cause of death for apple founder steve jobs. >> this is the beltway and old court road. we will have an update on the
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:10, 70 degrees outside. a pretty mild start to the day.
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a bit cooler in the outer counties. 61 at the airport. 52 in frederick. you'll notice as to start the day there will be plenty more clouds and the humidity has risen. we have an increased chance for rain which will begin later today. how much rain will get? we will talk about that in just a few minutes. >> opening statements begin in the trial of the men try to bring down a delta jetliner. umar farouk abdulmutallab is accused of trying to ignite the pomp and flight from amsterdam to detroit in 2009 -- trying to bomb the flight. he will allow his staff and my attorney to make his opening statements. >> respiratory arrest is the official cause of death for steve jobs. that is according to his death
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certificate. no autopsy was performed. he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2004. he stepped down from apple in august. a stroke could be devastating. imagine having one at the south pole. and a possible rescue, coming up on the today show. >> 61 degrees on tv hill. we're days away from it released from the iphone 4s. we will explain that. >> you may be paying less at the pump right now, but there's a proposal to change that. a possible gas tax increase. >> third marathon pregnant. >> she ran the chicago marathon and then gave birth.
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>> we're checking on the area roads this morning. there is an accident in the city involving some closures
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning to you. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. a bit of a busy start in the city. we have an accident and reisterstown road remains closed. if you take rices stock, take liberty heights as are all to appeared the j.f.x. running
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smoothly into town -- if you take reisterstown road, take liberty heights as alternate. the j.f.x. running smoothly into town. through howard county i-95, 60 miles per hour on average as you travel down towards the capital beltway at 32. we start with the harrisburg expressway at warren road and we're problem free north and southbound. this is traffic at the side of the beltway. running without any delays or problems as you make your way to the key bridge. 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. >> good morning. we have a smooth commute so far. no delays on penn, camden, and brunswick lines. light rail and metro subway on schedule appeared the 30's box operating with a delay.
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a diversion at cathedral and money been. a diversion at monument. i'm kurt kronke. now back to ava marie. good morning. >> at least we're running smoothly in the weather department. a storm system is on the way and that will increase our chances for rain. we can see some creamed popping up across the state. that is not rain. that is atmospheric effects. the raider is picking up on the moisture in the atmosphere. -- the radar is picking up on the moisture. the rain is down near richmond. we have to wait for the heavier pockets to moving from the south east. let's look at what is happening right now. this is the storm system across the nation. this area of low pressure is
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moving up the coast. behind that is a storm system coming in from the midwest. they are going to combine to give us rainy weather bank and some cooler weather to follow later this week. -- to give a some rainy weather. for now we're focusing on that rain. let's move our weather map. here is a look at the temperatures this morning. 70 degrees at the inner harbor. 61 at b.w.i. if you had to the western kansas, cooler to start the day. downtown areas are warm and humid. leslie, the skies this morning. a chance for rain this meeting. -- this morning, we put the futurecast into motion and show
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you what is happening. most of the rain will survive tomorrow and it could be heavy at times and it does start to clear out on thursday. rain likely tomorrow, heavy at times. cooler into wednesday. 70 degrees on friday. >> prices at the pump may be falling, but legislators could make you pay more. a commission endorses the idea of raising the gas tax. the report is due out by november 1. they could approve a 10 cent tax hike next session. many marylanders oppose an increase. >> baltimore has a lot of potholes. they can fix all on the streets in this area. >> you can check gas prices
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where you are by using our free gas price app. apple fans are willing to pay. preorder as other iphone 4s topped 1 million on friday. that was the first day that apple and other phone companies began taking orders for the fallen. now it is available at sprint nextel and verizon. this poor dear was not informed that the phone did not go on sale -- is poor deer. he stuck around and then took off. >> thank you. jobs are a big concern and that is what president obama is focusing on today. jane king has the bloomberg business report. good morning to you. >> the council on jobs will be
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releasing its report today in pittsburgh. it will recommend attracting more foreign investment and upgrading the energy infrastructure. the group is led by the chief executive of a general electric. the attorney-general of i what said banks are getting closer to an agreement on a modification and foreclosure practices. any agreement leaves open the possibility for states and cities to sue banks. if you're flying over the holidays, american airlines is cutting flight capacity because of the week at capacity. delta has made a similar move. a biggest move for stocks yesterday. optimism and german and french leaders will work together to prevent the european debt crisis from dragging the u.s. economy
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down with it. the average credits court in baltimore is pretty high. the city's average is 759. a city in wisconsin have the highest rate. that is business. i'm jane king. >> thank you. that is pretty impressive. the occupied wall street group is going to be shifting their emphasis just a bit. >> it looks like today they will head north from downtown and they will be going up to fifth avenue. the movement targeting some of them. i will tell you more about that in my next report. >> at thank you. >> 5:22. 61 degrees on tv hill. meet a woman who ran a marathon and gave birth hours later.
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>> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. would you be willing to pay more for wind power? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
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>> a runner to not end the race with the glory of being the first-place winner. >> she had something much more precious -- a new baby. >> this is a very pregnant amber miller before the chicago marathon. here she is with baby june. >> this was my eighth marathon,
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my third marathon pregnant. >> this is little june's second marathon. she ran in wisconsin. >> i was determined to run. the night before, i am still president and so i paid for it, while attempts to do as much as i can. >> she was planning to run half and then skip to the finish line. she found it easy enough to finish and decided to walk half and run have. >> i don't feel anything from the marathon. >> my biggest concern was getting an out of downtown. i distrusted in your judgment. gave for hisr who wa medical blessing to run through her 38th week. >> he said did not do anything out of the ordinary.
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i have been running marathons for many years. so coming into the pregnancy, it was normal for me to be running. >> the head of a pitcher alex unit said june is excellent -- the head of the pediatrics unit said june is excellent. >> mom is a very experienced runner and an excellent shape. >> if you want to have that baby, running in a marathon is going to help out. apparently it worked. 61 degrees on tv hill. meet a man who is battling brain cancer and running a half marathon this weekend. >> child pornography charges are filed against a baltimore tsa security officer. i'm kim dacey. >> dr. conrad murray heads back to court today.
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>> thick clouds are starting to make their way into the state of maryland. we'll talk about that in the forecast. >> we are tracking some closures in the city along reisterstown road. we will ro
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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. it feels different this morning the >> notice there is more clouds in the sky and you feel the humidity moving in. if you like the sunshine, we're saying the bike to it. -- we're saying goodbye to a. cloudy weather at the airport. the humidity, up 2 90%.
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it will feel humid and not as warm. a high of only 74. we have clouds in the sky. rain could begin as early as this afternoon. i think it is more likely into tonight and heavy into tomorrow. >> the one accident we had is now gone. deer are a big issue right now. they were everywhere this morning. be extra careful as we watch for deer this morning. looking get a pretty smooth ride on reisterstown road. we have a closure but that has now reopened and the accident is gone. 63 miles per hour on southbound 95 down towards the harbor tunnel. a pretty nice start as you make your way through the glen burnie area. 47 miles per hour if you're heading to the airport.
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this is the harrisburg expressway at warren wrote. we're problem free all the way down to the beltway. this is the east side. no problems to report towards the key bridge. everything looking good up towards 95. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a security officer faces child pornography charges. >> michael scott wilson was suspended after his arrest. kim dacey is live at police headquarters with more details on the story. >> michael scott wilson's neighbors are stunned and disturbed by the charges. many of them describe him as a straight laced a federal worker who took pride in his job. the transportation security administration took a lot of heat when an officer single doubt a 6-year-old for a pat
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down. call scott wilson is charged with distribution of child pornography. they searched his home. >> as a parent, i think that it's a bit shocking and disturbing to find that someone was living so close, particularly someone who was employed in his particular capacity. >> wilson is married and was recently arrested and released on bail. no one answered the door at his town as. but neighbors had a lot to say about the accusations. >> i travel a lot, too. i go to the airport sometimes once or twice a week. so to think that one of those types of screeners could live in your neighborhood and be under charges like that, it's alarming. it's definitely alarming. >> they do three-dimensional body scans where they can see quite a bit. he was employed in a capacity where he has the capability of seeing other people in compromising situations is
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pretty disturbing. >> his neighbors say it serves as a reminder to keep your kids close. >> we don't let them go unsupervised. we keep them under close scrutiny and a worry about the cell phones and the internet and all that. >> the tsa released the statement -- we hold our security officers to the high standards and aggressively investigates allegations of misconduct. the allegations in no way reflect on the outstanding job our more than 50,000 security offices to every day to ensure the security of the traveling public. olson has been suspended from his job with the tsa -- wilson has been suspended. >> testimony will resume in the manslaughter trial of dr. conrad murray. jurors will hear from murray again.
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kurt gregory has the latest. >> week 3 is expected to begin with more evidence with conrad murray again. on friday, court ended with prosecutors played a part of a police interview murray gave two days after michael jackson's death. in the recording, he described how we felt constant pressure every night to give jackson the powerful anesthetic propofol so that jackson would be able to sleep and not cancel rehearsals for this upcoming concerts'. >> i cannot function if i do not sleep. >> murray said he was trying to get the singer of the propofol. he said he came back from a bathroom break to find jackson unresponsive. >> he left the bedside --
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>> legal experts say his lawyers never should have let murray talk to the police. >> they allow him to mellon to specific statements dealing with the timeline that make him back to haunt him. >> fate of conrad murray gets closer to resting in the jury's hands. kurt gregory, wbal-tv 11 news. >> if convicted, dr. murray could face up to four years in prison. many marylanders support higher electricity prices if it comes from offshore wind power. more than 800 registered voters were questioned. 62% say they would be willing to pay $2 a month for offshore wind power. this is based on studies of the maryland energy administration. that brings us to our water
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cooler question of the day. would you be willing to pay more for wind power? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> if you're frustrated with b.g.e.'s response from hurricane irene, there will be a hearing tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the war memorial building. more than seven and 50,000 customers -- 750,000 customers lost power during the storm. >> 5:37. 61 degrees on tv hill. you might be able to get too much of a good thing. >> some vitamins may increase the risk for an early death. >> not a bad start on the roads as you make your way on the major roadways. major roadways. we'
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:40, 70 degrees outside. still dark. the sun was not becoming until 7:12. this morning, it will be mostly cloudy. the temperatures will be mild. 70 downtown. 63 in some of the outer suburbs. they will keep the clouds throughout the entire day. a better chance to see rain later on. rain will become more likely as we head into the night. we'll talk about the chance for the rain coming up in the insta- weather-plus forecast. >> new research links some
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supplement to an early death. a group of nearly 40,000 white women were followed and found multi vitamins and iron supplements were associated with a higher mortality risk. calcium was associated with a decreased risk for early death. more studies are needed to be performed. >> a new poll reveals normal weight americans outnumber those who are overweight for the first time in three years. 36.6% of americans are of normal weight while 35.8% are overweight. normal way folks are not in the majority. since 1% fall into the overweight or obese categories. >> 61 degrees on tv hill. an air ball for the nba.
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the first six weeks of the season were canceled. >> that would be the marker for me. i was not going to let that affect me. >> he is running a half marathon to raise money for cancer. >> this is the beltway at old court road. an update on weather and traffic
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning to you. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. a pretty smooth ride around the area. fire activity at central avenue. one spot where you want to use extra caution. no delays on the west side. 56 miles per hour as a child pass 795. 56 on southbound 95.
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895 the police moved to the harbor tunnel. 50 miles -- 53 on 97 southbound through the glen burnie area at 100. this morning on 95, no problems to report at this time. here's the topside at putty hill avenue. no sign of the beginning of a delay. expressway lookingess w pretty good. southbound traffic is starting to build but not amounting to a delay. without delay all the way 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 looking good on the buses despite a few diversions including the three and 11 buses diverting at cathedral and monument. light rail on schedule. mitscher's subway on time. on time service on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines.
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now back to ava marie. -- metro subway on time. >> there is going to be plenty more clouds in the sky this morning. we're feeling the humidity. you can see the showers moving up the coast. there is some instability along this, which is helping to continue the rain showers and the moisture's coming off the coast. right now we're seeing the clouds. that rain has a better chance of moving in later in the day and into the night. the temperatures are pretty mild. 70 right now at the inner harbor. 61 at the airport. 50's as you head into the western areas of maryland. we expect those temperatures to stay a bit cooler than what we have seen over the past couple of days. we do have a chance for showers later today, especially in
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southern maryland where the rain could be arriving as soon as 2:00 p.m. and pennsylvania, it will arrive later tonight. anything that arise this afternoon will be spotty and light in its nature. about 7 degrees around lunchtime. mild with all lot of clout spirit -- around 70 degrees around lunchtime. mild with a lot of clouds. we drop back into the 50's and 60's with mostly cloudy skies. we see the clouds advancing throughout the day. a chance for showers tonight. the rain could be pretty heavy on wednesday around baltimore. there is the potential that some energy could swing in on the backside on thursday and possibly friday. the heaviest rain comes in on
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wednesday. a big drop in the temperatures with all these clouds. the weekend will be cool but we're expecting more sunshine. >> 25,000 runners will be getting ready for the annual baltimore running a festival. one runner is a true inspiration. >> he was recently diagnosed with cancer for the second time. he is still running the half marathon. >> they are far more than just running buddies, a doctor and his patient. >> in meeting other patients, it is the way he is with everybody. i do not know how he does it because everybody thinks they are a vip. >> we believe the story two years ago of john. this is a subject near and dear to him because he collapsed and
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learned he had a brain tumor. a neurosurgeon was successfully -- would successfully perform that surgery. >> i decided that that was a goal, that wanted to run the baltimore marathon and that would be the marker for me that i wasn't going to love this affect me at all. >> and it hasn't. >> i was running a race in baltimore and i was in the inner harbor and had another seizure. >> john's cancer was back. finish his latest round of chemotherapy last week. he has been training for saturday's running festival. >> i will feel terrible and i will say, go out and do 5 miles. during the race, if i feel terrible, i can look back and say, you do not feel as bad as
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you did when you work three days into a chemotherapy cycle and you did 5 miles than. >> it is that passion that inspired dr. q to run a marathon as well. >> together we can find a cure for cancer. >> this is the first time the doctor has done any serious exercising in 20 years. >> he inspired me to go ahead and get out there and start running again. and right now i'm training with almost a terror on the right calf. this is painful. but i see what he's doing -- i'm training with almost a tear on my right calf. i want to help him help was find a cure. this is how special he is. he can move mountains. >> why push himself when he is already fighting for his life?
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says because he can --john says because he can. >> a strong guy, the epitome of strength. coverage of the baltimore running facile begins at 7:55 a.m. we'll have reporters stationed along the course and if you running them cells. nobody sitting on this desk. >> we wish john the best of luck. dr. q may need a doctor by the end of the race. >> 61 degrees on tv hill. houston possible loss could be baltimore cost gain. >> we look what of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> time to get to one of your answers to our watercooler question of the day. this morning we asked -- would you be willing to pay more for wind power? keeps setting as those responses. we will post more of your answers on the front page of
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>> there is no hope this morning of jimmy smith returning for this week's game. the coach said he is not there yet. the opponent of the ravens has bigger concerns. the texans will likely come to baltimore without some of the biggest cars on offense and defense. on jarret johnson - -andre johnson is suffering a hamstring injury and not expected to play. the first six weeks of the regular nba season are canceled this morning. chris clackum has the latest. >> it week the stars of nba players playing elsewhere is a week after the league canceled the preseason. david stern made this observation. >> will looking down the barrel -- we are looking down the
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barrel of losing regular-season games. >> the leak is poised to lose regular-season games, the first two week's worth. confirmed by stern forced another bargaining session on monday. the players have been locked out since july by nba owners over revenue sharing issues. some players are awaiting word outside the country and still playing, like the good will games in mexico, but hoping they will be back soon. >> hoping there will be a fair deal for both sides. >> businesses that stand in the shadows are hopeful to. >> this is going to be slow and no enthusiasm in the city for the next few months and to bad. >> some fans worry whether the nba has the broad based appeal like other sports. >> i am not sure they can come back from a strike as quickly as
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the nfl might be able to. >> maybe people are not going to buy tickets this year. >> ticket sales are in jeopardy for a season that for now remains in doubt. chris clackum, wbal-tv 11 news. >> coming up in our next hour, information can lead to some serious health problems. medications can help. >> thousands of lady ravens fans are waking up happy this morning. we will take you to this year's purple evening where ray rice showed the ladies a little something extra. so suggestive. >> this is morning television. goodness. i'm talking something about pg. rain being airways. when will the ravens arrive? -- will the rain arrive? >> have some fire activity and
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