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>> i am stan stovall. >> she is jennifer franciotti. >> you are tony. >> cookie man. jennifer brought a cookies because all she asked for was a dry forecast and we delivered. write that down, stan. we have clear skies at the present time. clouds will be thickening not. the wind is not bad at the present time. -- clouds will be thickening up. breezy today with a mix of sunshine and clouds. we should state dry around baltimore. we will come back and detail the forecast for the weekend. first was taken morning to sarah. >> still tracking an accident on southbound route 24 rap to southbound 95.
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they are letting traffic by so it is moving slowly by this accident scene. a motorcycle accident on that ramp. in terms of problems elsewhere, in rosedale, pulaski highway, we have an accident. everything else, so far so good on the major roadways. 56 on the north side at providence. the j.f.x. in great shape into town. five minutes on southbound 95 down to the fort mchenry. eight minutes on the inner loop from 795 over towards the 83's. this is the harrisburg expressway at york road. volume is building. no significant delays in that area. this is the ramp from route 24 samp and traffic is getting by -- the route 24 ramp. that is the latest on traffic
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pulse 11. >> the alleged triggerman in the murder for hire plot against the owner of a towson gas station is set to begin this morning. >> lowell melser is live in towson with that story. >> walter bishop is the second person to go on trial in this case for the murder of william porter who was killed at his gas station. it was last december when seamus coyle was the first person convicted. the murder happened march 1 of last year. according to records, carla in to help with porter the murder. police say there was no record to back up the abuse charge. investigators put the case together using cell phone records and closed circuit television. >> we look at cameras all throughout baltimore county and
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other businesses to re-create and again connect the dots of the activities of these individuals. >> the murder took place in baltimore county. the case will now take place in harford county in bel air. lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news. >> one person is dead after a crash in the fells point area overnight. police were called to the intersection of south broadway and bank street. several people were trapped and needed to be pulled out by rescue crews. no word on the condition of the other victims or what may of cost the crash. >> a baltimore county jury has convicted a man for murder despite the fact that the victim's body has never been found. jason gross has been found guilty in the murder of rochelle battle.
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using cell phone records, prosecutors overcame the fact that they never found battle's body. >> going back to him time after time. it looks like he'd lied each time. each like we caught the men trapped him. it wasn't one piece of evidence. it was putting together a puzzle and every piece of that puzzle pointed to one result. >> defense attorneys say they do plan to appeal. dennis tetso was convicted in the murder of this wife despite the fact that her body was never found. >> funeral services will be held today for it baltimore teenager. u.s. marshals picked up larry horton after a man on. police say larry horton killed
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ryan jackson inside his home and then dumped the body in south baltimore. authorities say they found blood evidence as well as jackson's wallet inside a trash bags inside horton's home. police have so far not determined a motive for the murder. >> senseless. this is crazy. >> horton is supposed to be under supervised supervision. >> the search continues for work shot and killed a man in the milford mill neighborhood. a man was found dead inside a car just after 11:00 p.m. on wednesday night after some might notice that the car was parked illegally and called police. >> yesterday he was an honors
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student. this morning mohammad hassan khalid is a terrorist. prosecutors alleged he and another suspect had been using the internet to try to recruit people to wage holy war for the past three years. he was arrested back in july. the crime carries a 15-year prison sentence. >> libyans around the world are celebrating a new beginning. but the big question is what happens now. kate amara joins us live with that story. >> the next big step is expected on saturday when the interim leaders declared the entire country liberated. as libyans continue to celebrate the death of ousted leader muammar gaddafi -- >> we are so happy. it's a great -- greatest moment in all my life. >> there are concerns about the future of the country. gaddafi was killed thursday after being captured by
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revolutionaries. >> you have won your revolution, and now we will be a partner as you forge a future that provides dignity, freedom, and opportunity. >> a nato airstrike and drone attack played a role, and today, nato officials will meet to discuss when and how to end the seven-month bombing campaign. >> finally libya can close this long, dark chapter in its history and turn over a new page. >> president obama said the outcome underscores the capacity of the international community to work together. >> there's no doubt that we did exactly what we said we were going to do in libya. >> other world leaders also sounded optimistic while acknowledging the move toward democracy will be challenging. >> let us recognize immediately that this is only the end of the beginning. >> the ntc says after declaring liberation, it'll form a new interim government and then hold elections within eight months.
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kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> thank you. how exactly is a decision going to be made by nato on these airstrikes. >> the decision to end the bombing campaign will be made in coordination with the united nations and the interim government in libya. it could come in the next day or two. >> kate amara, thank you. the death of gaddafi could have a direct impact on the price of gas. there could be a more stable production of oil. gas prices in the u.s. were sent to a three-year high. oil and gas prices have since fallen along side gadhafi's reign. >> the public has yet to embrace
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the electric car. concerns about their range and power and recharging time are putting a red flag on american'' willingness to buy them. if consumers could find any quick fuel efficient internal combustion engine, they would opt for that over an electric vehicle. that brings us 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 wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 6:09. 46 degrees on tv hill. a private employer is about to make some drastic cuts. >> a spectacular crash leaves a tragic trail of death. the heartbreaking tall when we come back. >> keeping tabs on your coast or goblin -- on your ghost or problem has never been easier.
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>> it is dry but cool. details in just a few minutes. >> a nice start for your friday morning commute. some closures on iraq to sell about 95 in harford county.
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>> welcome back. 5:12. a little on the chilly side. 51 downtown. in the 40's in the suburbs. the wind will start to pick up.
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the big storm it is drifting away into the southern part of canada. there's still some pieces of energy that are rotating down to the mountains. you can see some showers in western pennsylvania and a few sprinkles in western maryland. on the other side of the mountains, around baltimore, probably not. the wind will pick up. er hour had a 20-mile power bu gust in westminster. 45 in parkton. 44 in emmitsburg. a mixture of sun and clouds. breezy and cool. high temperatures in the upper 50's and low 60's. there could be some showers in the mountains. i do not think it will be cold enough for frost but it will be called. temperatures drop back into the
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40 plus. and nice area of high pressure take control -- temperatures drop back into the 40's. we will see the sunshine on saturday and sunday. a good idea to check out the fall colors. it should be beautiful. we're almost passed the peak in western maryland. you'll see some beautiful colors if the wind has not knocked the leaves of trees. sunshine on saturday and sunday. about five degrees below average. if we do get a frost it would be saturday night and sunday morning. low temperature of 39. a slight chance for some rain showers on monday. quite weather to the middle of next week. 6:14. >> still tracking a problem in harford county on route 24 south. the ramp that takes into
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southbound 95, still with activity. a motorcycle accident happened and we're still dealing with the remnants of that. there is a delight on that ramp. consider the ramp to northbound 24 to southbound 95. we have an accident in rosedale clearing. 55 miles per hour on the north side. no problems on the west side. fiat is picking up on the northwest corner. 795 moving well from the owings mills area. a live view of traffic and the harrisburg expressway coming down from parkton, no problems to report. closer to the beltway, still moving pretty well. the remnants of this accident. a motorcycle accident on the ramp from southbound 24 to southbound 95. the left lane is getting by.
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it is backing up traffic. avoid that. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> in ohio zoo is now caring for the exotic wild animals set free. there are two monkeys and a grizzly bear. the rescued animals are currently being cared for at the ohio iszoo. five people were killed in a devastating crash on the george roads. you can see how bad the crash was. one of the cars crossed the lines and crashed into a car head-on. one grandchild survive but is listed in critical condition. a member of the u.s. military has been taken into custody accused of having more than 12 pounds of cocaine in his
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suitcase. he was taken into custody on october 12 in bogota. police say he was returning to duty after being on leave and have the drugs hidden in a compartment in his suitcase. lawyers say his bank was switched at the airport -- lawyers say his bag was was at the airport. >> socking away even more money k plan. 401- companies are allowed to set their own a maximum levels as long as there below the federal maximum period of 33% of workers use 401-k planls in
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2009. there is an application that allows mom and dad to fall their little ones as they go door to door. this is a kind of trick retreat gps -- this is a kind of trick or treat gps. victoria's secret wanted to fantasize about a bra. jane king has more. >> northrop grumman plans to eliminate as many as 800 jobs. most of the cuts are expected at the main campus northwest of the airport and facilities in annapolis and elkridge. voluntary buyouts would be followed by an undetermined number of layoffs through january. troubling news about health care. a third of all americans are
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forgoing some part of medical care because of the price. that ranges from seeing doctors or filing prescriptions. health-care providers may see a big increase in demand once the overall takes effect. keep an eye on mcdonald's and verizon. the dow and the s&p were rising yesterday. the bloomberg maryland index getting a boost on gains for at jos. a. bank. victoria's secret unveiling this year's fantasy bra with white and yellow diamonds. the price tag is $2.5 million. was $2ear's fantasy bra million in comparison. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> state school officials are
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reaching out to the community as they search for a new school superintendent. the school board is conducting on-line surveys asking for feedback from the public as to what they would like to see any new leader. public forums are being set up so people can voice their opinions. >> we don't have many opportunities to choose a new state superintendent. with that of solid leadership over time. this gives a chance for maryland residents to say what the what in the next one. >> we have set up a link on our website. go to wbaltv.com and click on education. >> 46 degrees on tv hill. a motorcycle accident in abingdon is slowing down the commute in harford county. >> the rangers' big bats look for revenge against the cardinals in game two. >> don't forget to e-mail us
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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 wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we are tracking a problem in harford canada. if you take 24 south to access southbound 95, but we have a motorcycle accident been cleared from that ramp. you can see the scene. lots of activity. the left lane is getting by. it is causing a bit of it back up trying to access southbound 95. watch for those delays. on pulaski highway, which attracted an accident in rosedale. speech so far have not amounted to any delays. looking pretty good. volume is picking up on the west side. so far on the j.f.x., a nice ride into town. south on 95 through howard county, 59 miles per hour at 32.
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this is traffic at old court road. not all that bad. we'll see some delays shortly. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. it will be dry bank but chilly start to the weekend. in the 40's at the airport with a few clouds. we have had a few reports of light rain showers and sprinkles in the mountains. each state dry around baltimore. a mixture of sun and clouds. -- it should stay dry around baltimore. we will come back and check the seven-day forecast. here is keith mills. >> thank you. good morning. we begin with the ravens. back on the practice field later today. ben grubbs and lee evans did not practice. chris carr and jimmy smith did. as for joe flacco, he is healthy but his offensive line wants to keep it that way.
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he took a beating against the texans. he was hit 10 times. everyone seems concerned about it except joe. >> best part of playing quarterback is getting hit every now and then. that's what you have to deal with. i think we played great. our offensive line is battling. they're in there fighting there -- off each week. we're starting to come together. >> nothing seems to faze number 5. the ravens leave for jacksonville. the route world series is even. the rangers rallied for two runs in the ninth-inning to stunt the cardinals. outstanding effort by garcia. he gets adrian beltre. he left with a 1-0 lead. clutch hit by allen craig. this course david freese.
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this time the bullpen could not save him. michael young. elvis andrus scores easily. the rangers come back to win. in hockey, the red hot towels stay high -- the red hot capitals stay hot. capitals in white. capitals down 1-0. alex ovechkin with two bowgoals. there is the goal by ovechkin. a big high school game tonight. >> that is the big game of the year. >> good luck tonight. >> it will be a war.
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apa right here.ght he >> more gridlock on capitol hill. >> the second suspect in a murder for hire scheme at this towson a gas station goes on trial later today. i will have a live report. >> lost revenue failed to meet expectations. find out how far the casitas are falling short. >> we have some problems in harford county. we will update you on a delight on southbound 24 because of s
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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. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. it is chilly out there. >> we're starting out in the 40's this morning with some cloud cover. we start in the 40's and wind up in the 50's and low 60's.
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a mixture of sun and clouds. in the mountains, you guys could see some rain showers. it will be dry around baltimore. >> thank you. opening statements are expected to get underway this morning in a baltimore county murder for hire trial. >> this case has gone so much attention. lowell melser is in towson with more details on the story. >> walter bishop is now the second person to go on trial in this case. this is for the murder of william porter who was killed at the gas station he owned in towson. seamus coyle was the first person convicted in this case back in september. while mourners paid their respects to gas station owner william porter last march, police were closing in on his alleged killers. police say on the morning of march 1, he was shot in the head inside of his business. >> in the days to follow, we
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were led to a scheme involving miss porter, who in fact arranged for the death of her husband. >> police say carla porter enlisted her family members to help. court records show carla porter told her nephew seamus coyle that she was having problems with her husband. coyle told her that he had someone to take care of that problem, and that was trigger man walter bishop, who goes on trial today. charging documents say she paid bishop $9,000 to kill william porter. porter's sister susan gave bishop the gun. and carla porter's brother calvin moyer drove bishop and another defendant, matthew brown, to the gas station. police say cell phone records and closed-circuit television 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. >> still, the question remains why carla porter wanted her
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husband dead and why her family members were willing to help. according to court documents, a witness told police porter asked him to kill her husband back in december because he was abusive. police say they have no records of being called to the house for domestic violence. there are no court records indicating abuse. the murder took place here in baltimore county, because of a change in venue, bishop's case will now take place in harford county in the city of bel air. lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the senate has failed to push forward any part of president obama's jobs bill. the vote ended 10 votes short. the president said the move was unacceptable. mitch mcconnell blamed democrats for blocking republican compromise. republicans say the plan would raise taxes and hurt the economy.
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the wife house -- the white house said they were putting forth a common-sense proposal. >> the new boundaries redrawn in response to the 2010 census and affects about 30% of voters. republicans call the changes gerrymandering and an attempt to oust roscoe bartlett. >> it looks like the state is lowering its expectation when it comes to slots revenue. analyst are scaling back on the forecast revenue for the next four years. estimated revenue from the two casinos has dropped about $56 million for the current fiscal year. delays in getting the slots parlor complete is expected to cost the state 107 $9 million
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-- $179 million. increases at the bay bridge and harbor tunnels go into effect on november 1. that is < two weeks from now. science alerting changes are being posted starting next week. the told the bay bridge will drop to -- will jump to $4. the price of the tolls on 95 will go up from $5 to $6. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. dealing with some problems in harford county. let's take a look. south on 24, we have a motorcycle accident. it happened about an hour ago.
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there's still plenty of activity on the ramp. the left lane is getting by on the ramp but is backing up traffic on southbound 24. getting word of an accident in sykesville average 32 and college road. watch for an accident and police investigating. 48 miles per hour on the west side. moving well just past 795. the j.f.x. is in great shape. same thing for the harrisburg expressway. this is old court road. this is outer loop traffic and moving without delay. this is traffic -- that was 95. the accident in harford county is our big problem at this morning and we will keep you posted. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we will do the seven-day forecast this time. partly cloudy skies. 47 at the airport.
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51 in the city. there is a little breeze. it might want to take a light jacket. a mixture of sun and clouds. try around baltimore. sunshine saturday and sunday. a little on the cool side. the next chance for rain not until monday. not a bad forecast. >> 6:37. >> which has been named most fit for a queen or king? the best public restaurant in america. >> we're still taking your answers 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 wbaltv.c
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>> a museum in chicago is receiving an award for their facilities. the lavatories were voted best in america by online voters. the bathroom's feature eco friendly hand dryers and ceiling painted of the sky. the duke a check every hour to keep them spotless. this begot flasher bathrooms -- this beat out flasher bathrooms. >> some say this to be our last day on earth. the world is supposed to come to an end today. camping also said the judgment
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day would be on may 21 of this year. on that day, an earthquake was supposed to devastate the entire world. clock andhte said the real date would be today. >> go shopping, sttan. 46 degrees on tv hill -- stan. >> the roads are looking pretty good. not dealing with any delays. still have a problem and harford cady. will update you on the motorcycle accident -- harford county. >> i will be back to do some weather. stay tuned.
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. for the second time, a baltimore county jury has convicted a man for murder despite the fact that the victim's body was never found. jason gross was found guilty in the murder of rochelle battle. met in 2009. prosecutors managed to overcome the fact that they never found battle's body. funeral services will be held for the teenager murdered with a hatchet. marshall's prepared to bring his alleged killer back to maryland. 37-year-old larry horton was picked up in alabama after a manhunt. police say he killed ryan jackson inside his home and then
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dumped the body in south baltimore. so far police have not determined a motive for the murder. the american public has yet to embrace the electric car. concerns about their range and power and recharging time and the steep price tag is putting it red flag on americans' willingness to buy. if they could find any quick fuel efficient internal combustion engine, they would opt for that over an electric vehicle. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what changes would it take for you to buy an electric car?
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thank you for writing in. we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> muammar gaddafi was killed yesterday. we have more cameras next four libya. some of the video is very graphic. >> celebrations over the maze of muammar gaddafi stretched from tripoli all the way to the gates of the white house. his death marks the final blow to his 42-year reign. >> we're so happy. this is the greatest moment in my life. >> video shows he was captured alive but bloody. forces say they found him hiding in
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this drainage pipe. >> i saw a man who covered libya. his last moment, his last day, he is covered with blood. >> the official word he was caught in the crossfire of a shootout. the transitional government says it is focused on stabilizing the country. that includes securing the stockpiles of weapons spread across libya. >> we want an expert to help us get rid of this arms. we don't know where they are. >> this means the campaign from nato in the country will come to an end. it now moves to nation-building. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> not doing all that police on
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the major roadways. no significant delays. -- not dealing with any significant major delays. we have a motorcycle accident on the right shoulder of the ram. you can get by, but delays back to southbound 24 as you approach 95. 32 at college road. we have an accident. a bit of a slow spot on the west side outer loop. sluggish past 70. up to speed on the north side. the j.f.x. and the harrisburg expressway. bill been slow -- a little bit slow on 295. this is out of traffic on old court road. not really all that bad down towards edmondson. this is 95 at 24. watch for a right lane closures 24.he ramp from south benbound
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that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. it will be pretty quiet weekend. there are a couple of clouds. we should stay dry. it could be a different case in the mountains. this storm is moving away into canada. it is still close enough to kick up the wind and maybe some rain showers in the mountains. that is happening in western pennsylvania. from hagerstown on west, a chance for a few showers. in baltimore, to be ok. the wind will start to pick up. nine miles per hour in parkton. 15, 20 milesgust, per hour. we're in the 40's right now. in light jacket in order. 47 at the airport. 45 degrees in parkton. a mixture of sun and clouds.
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breezy and cool. dry around baltimore. a chance for showers in the mountains. tonight, clearing skies and the wind will diminish. it will not be cold enough for frost. temperatures drop back into the 40's in most locations. high pressure takes control of most weather on the east coast. that usually means sunshine. this to be a good time to check out the fall colors if the wind has not blown everything off the trees. we're starting to get close to peak around baltimore. into the weekend, sunshine to more and sunday. los 60's on both days. if we do get a frost, and looks like you'll be a saturday night and sunday morning -- low 60's on both days. a slight chance for a rain shower on monday and that dry
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into the middle portion of next week. >> the start of the trial of the alleged triggerman in a murder for hire plot. lowell melser joins us live from towson with that story. >> walter bishop is the second person to go on trial in this case for the murder of william porter who was killed at his gas station. it was back in september when seamus coyle was the first person convicted in this case. his wife elicit help of family members to help with the murders. she got seamus coyle to putter in touch with bishop, the lead is a fisherman. police say there is no record to back up abuse. investigators were able to put the case together using cell phone records and closed circuit television. the murder took place in
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baltimore county. the venue has been changed to harford county and the trial is expected to start their later this morning. lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. 46 degrees on tv hill. >> we will come back and check the weather and traffic together before you head out to start your day.
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>> are we clear yet in harford county? >> a motorcycle accident on the ramp from southbound 24 to southbound 95. with a backup on southbound 25 coming out of abington.
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in sykesville, 32 at college road. minor delays. that is not an issue. southbound 29 at senate could drive is the latest accident. watch for delays. -- southbound 29 at seneca drive. this is traffic at 95 south of 24. on that ramp, still some activity on the right shoulder. the left lane is getting by. >> family day at college park. >> the weather will be great. the temperature will be chilly. 61 today and tomorrow. 63 on sunday. more cloud cover today. not a bad weekend. we could get our first frost of the season. it could be saturday night and sunday morning. >> actual frost on the pumpkin.
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>> looking for more weather and traffic together? be sure to join us this morning for 11 news at 7:00 a.m. on wbal plus. >> you'll find more local news as well as up-to-date traffic and weather information. you can find it all on comcast channel 208, verizon fios 460, and 11-2. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> have a good one. >> this is a wbal-tv 11 editorial, from president and general manager dan joerres. >> annapolis is once again cloaked in political bickering
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as the state legislature is back at work on a redistricting plan. this week's hearings and meetings have been steeped in debate as democrats argue the new map reflects changing demographics in maryland's suburbs, while republicans insist redrawing our voting districts is nothing but party politics. besides politics, race is being pulled into the debate as state republicans and several minority groups remain dissatisfied with the lack of minority-majority districts. regardless of how the lines get drawn, members of both parties concede that redistricting is a pleasure afforded the majority. that sentiment sums what is broken about the political process right now. our elected officials serve at the pleasure of the voter. so, what is the voters' agenda should not be lost in any debate. in our state capital and in our nation's capital, the appearance of party politics has most constituents convinced they have been left out of the equation -- be it voter districts or a federal jobs bill. right now, we need our elected leaders focused on the issues
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impacting our daily lives -- jobs, health care and financial security. we applaud any effort by our governor and legislature to make the voting process a more accurate reflection of our communities, but never at the expense of getting what the voters need done. for more, we invite you to log on to wbaltv.com and click on
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