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morning. >> we will check the weekend forecast. >> take a light jacket this morning. now and we right have a breeze. it might feel if you degrees cooler than that. mostly clear right now. -- in my field a few degrees cooler than that. still breezy. a high near 61. we'll come back and detail the forecast for the upcoming weekend. >> happy friday. a few things to talk about. southbound 95, a disabled vehicle. 57 miles per hour on the west side. a nice start as you make your approach to 70. no problems as you travel towards the harrisburg expressway. this is traffic on 895 moving
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out of the northeast and not dealing with any delays. a nice start out of the fort mchenry and the harbor tunnels. this is the bay bridge. wind warnings have been lifted. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. a man accused of shooting a gas station owner will soon learn his fate. walter bishop's trial will begin. lowell melser has a preview. >> walter bishop is the second person to go on trial for the murder of william porter. that happened here in towson. last year when shamus coil was convicted. enlisted with help of the murder.
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according to court documents, witnesses claim carla porter set up the murder. investigators were able to put the case together using cell phone records and closed circuit television. >> we look get cameras all throughout baltimore county to connect the dots of the activity of these individuals. >> the murder took place here in baltimore county. there was a change of venue. the trial will take place in harford county. lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news. >> attorneys for jason gross say they plan to appeal his murder conviction. it took a jury less than an hour and half to find gross guilty. they said he killed rochelle battle. they were able to prove their case despite the fact that
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battle's body has not been found. >> it hurts me to my heart to see it happens to her. >> they met in an online chat room and had several conversations before they met. an 18-year-old will be laid to rest there. larry horton has been charged with the death of ryan jackson. police found two trash bags containing a hatchet and nt models inside. -- and antique bottles inside. >> this is crazy. what is the world coming to these days?
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>> cordon was arrested in alabama. >> police -- horton was arrested in alabama. >> police say the victim was found when a citizen was getting information on license plates because the car was parked illegally. 18-year-old mohammad hassan khalid is charged with helping another terror suspect. they said he used the internet to recruit people. the indictment alleges that his contact with jihad jane began when he was 15 years old. he was an extremely hard-working student. >> with word of the death of muammar gaddafi, libyans are celebrating a new beginning. the big question is what happens next? >> the next step comes on
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saturday when libya's interim leaders to clear the entire country liberated. as libya's continued to celebrate the death of muammar gaddafi -- >> we're so happy. >> there are concerns about the future of the country. gaddafi was killed thursday after being captured by revolutionaries. >> you have won your revolution. freedom and opportunity. >> a nato airstrike played a role. today middle officials will meet to discuss when and how to end the bombing campaign. >> finally libya can close this chapter in the history and turned over a new page. >> president obama said this underscores the capacity of the international committee to work together. >> we did what we said we were
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going to do. >> other world leaders found it optimistic while acknowledging the move toward democracy will be challenging. >> let us recognize that this is the end of the beginning. >> after declared liberation, they will form a new interim government and then hold elections within eight months. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. death couldtor's mean lower gas prices in the united states. experts say there's a smaller chance that violence will get in the wake of libya's oil production. gas prices in the u.s. were sent to a three-year high back in may. oil prices began going down when gaddafi's reign began to crumble. you can see a timeline on our
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website, >> a documentary says electric cars are a necessity. manufacturers have spent billions of dollars creating the vehicles, but charging stations are empty. >> they do not want to pay anything more for them. they won a low price point for the electric vehicle. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what changes would take for you to buy an electric car? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> 46 degrees on tv hill. lindsay lohan was turned away from community service. >> there is a great need in an urban and suburban environments. i have had offers to increase our footprint. >> jon bon jovi opens the door
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to his new diner. >> a nice start to your friday morning commute. this is old court road.
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>> welcome back. 5:10. temperatures are in the upper 40's and low 50's. temperatures are low cooler in the suburbs. there is a bit of a breeze cheops so it may feel a few degrees cooler. 50 degrees in annapolis. a mixture of sun and clouds. it will be a breezy and " with a high temperature of 61 degrees this afternoon. we will come back and check the forecast for the upcoming weekend. >> testimony will resume this afternoon in dr. conrad murray's
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involuntary manslaughter trial. was a visual recreations showing how propofol was administered to michael jackson through an i.v. the defense is expected to call 15 witnesses which will take about four days. lindsay lohan will get a second chance to complete her community service. she arrived late to a first day of community service to the county morgue and was turned away. a spokesperson said she was late because she didn't know which door to enter through. >> rocker jon bon jovi is opening a new diner in red bank, new jersey. there are no prices on the menu.
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people should pay what they can afford. we will go inside the soul kitchen later on the "today" show. >> these restaurants are popping up all over the country. 5:11. 46 degrees on tv hill. some of your favorite gadgets may soon be outdated. i hope is not my -- i hope it is not my 8-track. how >> you can save money on halloween costumes. >> an update on your
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>> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we had a disabled vehicle that is now gone occasion avenue. 59 on the north side around providence. 47 on southbound 795. a smoother ride on the west side. the rest of the major roadways checking out ok. 47 miles per hour on southbound 97 through the glen burnie area. major areas are checking out just fine around the airport. this is 895 south of the split. traveling without delay down towards the harbor tunnel. 50 at sandy point traveling to and from the eastern shore. a nice start. 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
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the mta system. happy friday. good morning. >> we're looking pretty good on the rails with no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. light rail on schedule. metro subway also on time. the 15 and 36 buses operating with delays. a diversion at cathedral and monument. i'm kurt kronke. here is tony pann. >> good morning. things are pretty quiet going into the weekend. we don't expect any rain. you can see the swirl in the clouds. there is some precipitation at the bottom end of this thing. some showers trying to develop back in ohio and in western pennsylvania. we will have 8 dry day today -- we will have a dry here's a look at what's coming up next on the
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"today" show. . it will be a breezy day. it is starting to kick up kilobit and it will continue as we head into this after known. 47 at the airport. 46 in parkton. take a light jacket to start the day. a mixture of sun and clouds. breezy and cool. high temperatures in the upper 50's and low 60's. tonight, the skies will be clear. temperatures will drop back into the 40's. i do not think it will be cold enough tonight for frost. maybe tomorrow night. maybe out in the mountains. tomorrow, a big area of high pressure will be in control. plenty of sunshine but cool temperatures. it looks good for the colors. take a drive out into the mountains. we're getting close to peak around the baltimore and near or
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past peak out in the mountains. you could head out and see some of those beautiful fall colors. sunshine on saturday and sunday. high temperatures in the low 60's. scattered frost could be on sunday morning. the next chance for rain will be on monday, 30% for some light rain showers and sprinkles. >> the government raises the maximum pre-tax amount that employees can contribute to a 41 plan.01-k companies are allowed to set their own maximum levels. 33% of workers used 401-k plans back in 2009. some gadgets may not be around by the end of the decade.
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gps device will fade out as the system becomes standard equipment in the vehicles. most smart phones have gps capability. digital cameras will probably be replaced by a smart phones with high-quality options. halloween is the third most expensive holiday events. that could be a frightening thought. we have ways to dress for less this halloween. >> there are so many stores that have jumped on the halloween bandwagon. you can create the perfect halloween look for a fraction of the cost. my first stop is the goodwill. i like to exercise by creative flair when it comes to dressing
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up. frankenstein was my son's first choice. we found the jacket and pants at good welill for $1. there is a sliced cork. i have also created count dracula. the cape was 50 cents at a yard sale. i found a batman costume for $2 a yard sale years ago. had me down come in handy. my daughter looks as adorable in the boat outfit -- goat outfit her brother were years ago.
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the stores will start discounting these kinds of items the closer we get to halloween. if you're brave enough to wait, you could get a better deal. >> wheat prices are expected to get more expensive. jane king joins us live with the bloomberg business report. tgif. >> happy friday to you. ruff in thailand. they are facing the worst flooding in half a decade. toyota is suspending production of certain models. the last time companies face disruptions like this was back in march following the japanese earthquake and tsunami. sales of microsoft rising 7%. lots of companies are spending money on the office software.
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futures this morning are a little bit higher. we're waiting to results from mcdonald's, the horizon, and g.e. -- verizon. bad news for meat lovers. the drought hurting the cattle supply. a sign of higher costs for restaurants and record meat prices are just ahead. mattel inking a deal for a barbie. she has a tattoo. this is raising eyebrows over appropriate toys for kids. it is meant for adult collectors only and not being sold in toy departments. i'm jane king reporting for
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wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> now i know what to get jen for christmas this year. pretoria's secret is out with something new -- victoria's secret is out was something new. >> this is the fantasy catalog. they have a treasure bra that is worth $2.5 million. i will tell you what makes it so expensive. >> i don't know if he is buying any of that. 46 degrees on tv hill. house of baltimore kids are spreading the gift of music. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what changes would it take for you to buy an electric car? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to [ dennis ] juggling insurance policies
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>> kids in baltimore are getting a lesson in music. this is a program that aims to give the opportunity of music to kids who could not afford it. >> we asked students in various schools to solicit in the community for unused instruments. we collected them at our stores and this summer we clean them and refers them and now we're here today making a donation. >> a great idea. music is an important way for kids to express themselves. >> health officials want residents to give up soda in howard county. this aims to teach people a healthier lifestyle and raise awareness of obesity.
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52 can schools are participating. it will not be easy but it is important. the campaign runs to november 18. >> you can do it, kids. just a month. a look at the strategy in the trial of ulysses currie. >> the trial of a second person in a murder for hire scheme in towson goes on trial today. that story is coming up. >> the state wants to help finding a new school superintendent. >> no rain in the forecast but it will be a breezy and " this weekend. >> that will help you in your morning commute this morning. we will let you know if any problems develop
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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 am stan stovall. >> i am jennifer franciotti. i promised tony something yesterday. i said if it would not rain, i would baking cookies. >> if only everybody out there was so kind. .ou think i'm going to share >> my daughter and i made those yesterday. >> what do i get for the next snowstorm? let's look at the forecast. it will be breezy and cool but it is going to be dry. 47 at the airport right now. not quite as windy as yesterday. breezy with a high temperature of 61. it does look like it will stay dry for this weekend. >> you are very welcome.
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>> i came back from the 5:00 p.m. newscast. >> i will not ask tony to cook for me. a nice start. no incidents to report. 60 miles per hour on the north side at providence. and eastbound 70, a 55 miles per hour in towards the beltway. problem free i-95. 973 glen burnie, 49 miles per hour at 100. no problems on 50 to and from the bay bridge. york road, southbound traffic and noelays from the maryland line all the way down to the beltway. the j.f.x. the police moved into town. running smoothly to and from the bay bridge. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the man accused of killing a
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gas station owner goes on trial today. william porter was shot last march and investigators say william bishop pull the trigger. lowell melser has a preview. >> walter bishop is the second person to go on trial for the murder of william porter, who was killed at his gas station here in towson. it was last year when seamus coil was the first person convicted. mourners paid their respects. police were closing in on his alleged killers. he was shot in the head inside his business. >> in the days that follow, we were led to a scheme involving porter, who arranged for the death of her husband. >> she said she was having
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problems with her husband. he said he would have someone take care of the prom, and that was william bishop, who goes on trial today. he paid $9,000 to kill william porter. her brother drove bishop and another defendant to the gas station. police say cell phone records helped unravel the scheme. police say at the time the gas station's closed circuit system was not active. >> we look at cameras all throughout baltimore county and other businesses to re-create and again connect the dots of the activities of these individuals. >> the question remains why carl wanted her husband dead. police say they have no records of being called to the house for
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domestic violence. no court records indicating abuse. the murder took place here in baltimore county, the case will now take place in harford county in the city of bel air. lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news. >> defense attorneys for ulysses currie are trying to convince the jury that currie did not intend to break any laws. he is accused of taking bribes. they say he did not know what he was doing. david collins breaks down the defense's strategy. >> witnesses describe currie as not being smart. >> this was done out of ignorance. >> some of the top political
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officials are expected to take the stand sometime next week. isthe president's jobs plan rejected in the senate. it would protect 400,000 jobs for teachers and firefighters. president obama just completed a bus tour urging senate republicans to get on board with this plan. the president will sign free- trade agreements with south korea, colombia, and panama today. congress approved the agreements last week. the deal is the biggest trade deal since the north american free trade agreement back in 1993. the police department will host a recruiting meeting for female
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applicants. there will be written tests and those who pass that will be invited to take a physical agility test. >> maryland officials are asking for the public's input in finding a new school superintendent. the hope feedback from residents will help find the ideal leader to replace dr. nancy grasmick. they are having an online survey. this allows residents to submit what group they represent and written comments. more than half a dozen public hearings are also lined up. >> we did not have many opportunities to choose a new superintendent. we have solid leadership over time. this gives a chance for maryland residents to tell us what they want. >> we have a link to the service on our website. go to and click on
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education. maryland is in the right to receive a grant. the dollars would go to improve early childhood education. the state must show how they will use the money. maryland will find out if the were received the grant by the end of december. >> middle officials will meet today to talk about how to end the bombing campaign over libya -- nato officials. muammar gaddafi was captured and killed yesterday. >> finally libya can close this long chapter in its history and turned over a new page. >> president obama said the u.s. to accomplish what we said we were going to do in libya and said the outcome underscores the capacity of the international committee to work together. 46 degrees on tv hill.
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your financial help may be affecting your physical and mental health. >> ladies are more likely to be heard in a car crash that men. >> a new accident on 95 out of harford county. we will check on the rest of the major road
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>> welcome back. 5:40.. breezy and cool this morning. let's look at the current conditions. we're in the 40's downtown. 50 in annapolis. 52 in the city. 47 degrees at the airport. a mixture of sun and clouds.
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breezy and cool this afternoon with a high of 61. not as breezy as yesterday. a good forecast for the weekend. >> a report shows so deadly melanoma has become in the united states. more than 45,000 cases of melanoma are diagnosed each year between 2004 and 2006. mel, causes the most deaths -- melanoma causes the most deaths. women are more likely to be injured in car crashes than men. women wearing seat belts were nearly 50% more likely to sustain severe injuries then men in similar situations. women were more likely to have lower extremity injuries.
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>> the current financial crisis is become a health crisis for many older americans. a new study finds higher rates of depression among those behind on their mortgage payments. they're more likely to buy cheaper or less food and skipped doses of needed medications. this could become a huge public health problem. >> you can't underestimate the effects of stress. 46 degrees on tv hill. hardly anyone is taking them home. >> electric cars are available but not many of them are selling. that is the subject of our water cooler question of the day. >> traffic i-95 at 24, looks like there could be an accident there.
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>> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. an accident on southbound 95 at the route 24 off ramp. as you exit, an accident there towards bel air. another one in pulaski highway in the roosevelt the city. so far so good at the tunnels. a smooth ride on the west side, 54 miles per hour. so far so good on 295 this morning. this is the harrisburg expressway. building volume and heading toward us is southbound traffic. so far so good down towards shawan road and the beltway. this is 95 at the accident scene. looks like part of a car. southbound 95 at the route 24,
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off from. we will keep you posted and whether they block the ramp completely. avoid this if you can. 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. could morning to you. >> we have on the marc trains on time service on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines -- d penn canto amden an dpenn lines. we have a few diversions. a diversion at cathedral and monument. a diversion at university and 33rd. light rail is your best ride for the komen race on sunday. this is this on the web at -- visit us on the web at now back to tony pann. >> this will be a pretty decent
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weekend. we didn't have any rain to talk about. the storm would have been discussing is moving towards the southern part of canada appeared there is still some rain on the radar. a couple of showers in the mountains of pennsylvania. if you drive into western maryland, you could see some rain showers into allegheny county. aroundl stay dry ban baltimore appeared a bit breezy in westminster. temperatures in the 40's. it will feel cooler than what you see on the map. take a light jacket. 46 in westminster. a mixture of sun and clouds. breezy and cool. high temperature in the upper 50's and low 60's. the skies will clear tonight and it will be chilly. temperatures dropping back into
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the lower end of the 40's. a nice set up for the beginning of the weekend. we will see a lot of sunshine. it will be on the cool side. we're getting close to the peak in maryland for the colors. take a drive because maybe next weekend most of that stuff will be dropping off. sunshine saturday and sunday with high temperatures in the low 60's both days. if we do get a frost i think it will be saturday night into sunday morning. next chance for rain, a slight chance on monday, 30%. we should state dry the the middle of next week. >> this winter will be colder and wetter than average for much
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of the north. >> some car manufacturers are found themselves stuck with inventory they cannot get rid of. they have spent billions development a certain kind of model. chris clackum explains. >> i think what we're witnessing now is probably the most significant revolution of our lifetime. >> a new documentary film debuts this weekend to make the case that electric cars are no longer an experiment but it economic and environmental necessity. >> this is real skilled industrial renovation. >> for all the billions gm spent here comesy vaolt, more research on why consumers are not buying. >> they want a low price point for the electronic vehicle.
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something well below what the manufacturers are making. >> too many consumers still saying to much about the range anxiety and price. >> we want to support the environment but we really want is better fuel efficiency and the reason we wanted is that it will cost us less at the pump. >> earlier research concluded americans are slow at turning on the electrics. >> the data told us that if they could get better fuel efficiency from an internal combustion engine, they would walk away from interest in electric vehicles. >> that may explain why charging stations are sitting unused. chris clackum, wbal-tv 11 news.
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>> we had irene -- people would be in trouble. >> 5:51. 46 degrees on tv hill. meeting a woman who's been to every single cardinals world series games. >> there is concern about how waffen and joe flacco is getting hit on the field --
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>> i like to be with all the people and the noise. >> this woman is very special. she is 98 years old and has been too everyone of their world series games. this is video of her on wednesday night at the series opener. she said it was the call this world series game she went to. the first one was 1926 and the cardinals won. >> is amazing. >> she is a diehard fan. >> 98. i wonder if she can pitch for the orioles. the world series is headed back to texas dead even. the rangers rallied for two runs in the ninth to even the series. it was the cardinals who received a big time effort from garcia. and innings, seven strikeouts. in the seventh, here is the run.
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allen craig drives in david freese. looks like it was going to hold up. chaw shelton ties it -- josh hamilton ties it. the rangers keep grinding and plot aull out a win. game 3 tomorrow night in arlington. injury still an issue for the ravens. the hottest topic this week is keeping the defense off joe flacco. he was sacked twice and hit 10 more times by houston. everyone seems concerned about it but joe flacco. >> that is part of playing -- that is part of playing
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quarterback, and getting hit. i think we played great. we were battling and in their fighting. we're starting to come together. >> you measure toughness in a lot of ways. that is one of them but not throwing your offensive linemen under the bus. he has not missed a start ever. >> but he is getting hit. thank you. >> the latest on the exotic animals not killed by police in ohio. >> how you could keep a closer eye of your children this halloween. >> public restrooms are not so great for their most part. will you confine the best laboratory in america. >> we have some good news for the weekend weather-wise. >> your morning commute is so far so good on most of the major
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roadways. we have one problem in harford county.
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>> the second suspect in the murder for hire scheme goes on trial today. >> after the killing of muammar gaddafi on thursday, what comes next? i am kate amara in washington. >> there is plenty of talk about electric cars, but the plan on putting one in your garage? >> will we have a least one more weekend of warm temperatures and clear skies? the forecast is next. [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 and happy friday. i'm in for


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