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morning. >> it is in the 40's right now. we'll get into the 60's today. a light jacket on your way out this morning. there could be some showers this afternoon. 44 at the airport. partly cloudy skies. a touch of fog in some neighborhoods. a mixture of sun and clouds. 30% chance for an afternoon shower. high temperature near 66. we will come back and check the forecast for the rest of the week. >> good morning to you. we have one problem just past shell road as you make your way out of the harbor tunnel. major roadways so for our cooperation. we have a closure at frankfurt at sinclair. 61 on the north side.
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no problems to report down towards edmondson. a nice ride on all the major roadways leading up to the beltway. 895 looks like the accident was cleared moments ago. things are returning to normal. this is traffic near 95 at rideo far pretty nice ride. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> our big story, the death toll in turkey continues to climb. several countries have offered help with search and rescue efforts. kate amara has the latest. >> turkish official said the earthquake has killed more than 210 people so far and as left thousands more homeless. in eastern turkey, rescue teams
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conceit to dig through the rubble of buildings for survivors after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit on sunday. authorities believe dozens of people are trapped. they believe casualty numbers will climb. a desperate search near the border with iran. turkey is one of the most active seismic zones. u.s. earthquake here killed more than 900 people a dozen years ago. i hope this one might not be as bad. >> one of the reasons i suspect is it occurred in the afternoon on a sunday afternoon. >> the white house has been following reports with great concern. the president expressed his deepest concerns and offered assistance saying, we stand shoulder to shoulder with our turkish allies. sentiments echoed by hillary
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clinton who said the u.s. is ready to help and the people of turkey as they recover and rebuild. u.s. scientists recorded more than 100 aftershocks in the area within 10 hours of the earthquake. in washington, i am kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> libyans continue to celebrate. on sunday, the leader of a transitional government laid out a plan for a transition to democracy. existing laws will be vilified. hillary clinton said it is important for the new libya to get off to a good start. >> i think it is important that this new government to have a democratic libya start with the rule of law and start with the accountability of.
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>> president obama is telling libyans new era of promise. kim dacey is live in northwest with more. >> after a few weeks of steady decline, gas prices are on the rise here in maryland. the average price is now $3.41 a gallon. high crude prices contributed to the trend. less chance for that violence to get in the way of libya's oil production. that could meet we see a drop in prices at the pump. >> once their economy and the government becomes more stable and we can see some production out of libya, we could expect to see gas prices to climb.
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>> to find the cheapest gas prices, you can find a link on our website, kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what sacrifices if any have you made due to the rise in gas prices? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> the mother of a baltimore writer said she spoke with her son over the weekend. he was captured in march by gadhafi's forces and later stayed on to help rebel forces. you can see a timeline on our website, >> a nine-year-old is recovering after she was hit by a vehicle in baltimore county. this happened in edgemere.
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the girl was conscious and breathing when medics arrived. her condition is unknown at this morning. the search is on for the gunman who shot a man in east baltimore. the victim was shot around 9:30 on saturday night in the 800 block of abbott court. there is no word on a possible motive. >> officials are looking into what was called a very rare accident. a fuel truck collided with a jet after landed from orlando. nobody was injured. new this morning, apple is along the general public to view a memorial service it had to celebrate the life of steve jobs. it was held last week. apple posted a link on its website late on sunday.
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the steve jobs biography its shelves today. he died earlier this month after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. >> 45 degrees on tv hill. who are you buying for this holiday season? >> a hayride overturns. >> this is traffic at 695 and old court road. old court road.
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>> welcome back. 5:09. a few clouds in the city. 53 degrees at the maryland science center. kilobit of fog -- a little bit of fog. 44
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in parkton. 45 degrees in perryville. a mixture of clouds and sunshine. should be dry this morning with a high temperature neared 66. it will come back and check the forecast for the rest of the week. >> three people suspected of holding mentally disabled adults captive are set to make their first court appearance today. they are charged with kidnapping, assault, and several other counts. police believe they unlock the victims in the base but as part of the social security scheme. the prosecution wraps up and the defense will begin in the trial of dr. conrad murray. attorneys are expected to blame the singer, michael jackson, for its own death. last week, there is testimony
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that jackson's death because of a dose of propofol. >> police say a drunk driver in ohio is the cause for a hayride accident. this happened on saturday. 28 people were ejected. people had bruises to a possible broken bones. the driver had open alcohol containers. >> 35 degrees on tv hill. >> chances are we'll picket medicine at the pharmacy, you grab some other things as well. those items worth what you are paying. >> an accident in bel air this
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mississippi. this could go on for a while.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. a pretty nice start with a few exceptions. word of an accident in bel air. 24 looks good north and southbound. let's look at 95. a smooth ride at of the north east. no delays. frankfurt is closed at sinclair in the city because of police activity. the j.f.x. in good shape into
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town. check the speech centers around belair road, 58. 51 issue make way past 795. looking great at of owings mills and a problem free ride on 70 in towards the beltway. this is out of traffic at harford road. an easy start on the north side. 95, southbound traffic looks good. no delays at the harbor tunnel. 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 are moving along nicely on the marc trains. no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. light rail on schedule. metro subway also on time. police activity in the area of frankfurt and sinclair is diverting two buses. i am for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system.
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kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> we have some cloud cover drifting across the area appeared we're watching a cold front moving down from the great lakes. the chance for rain will go up later this afternoon. along the front, there are some heavier showers popping up. that front jamaica through here this evening. the further we go through this evening, the better chance we will run into some rain. we have some fog right now in some neighborhoods. no precipitation to contend with for the monday morning commute. it is chilly. take eight light jacket with you. 46 in taneytown. 44 degrees in parkton -- take a light jacket with you.
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a mixture of sun and clouds. the chance for a few rain showers this afternoon. tonight, a chance for a few showers this evening as the front goes through. it will turn chilly with temperatures into the 40's. tomorrow, high pressure takes control and we will have a nice day with plenty of sunshine. high temperatures in the 60's. a storm system will be coming out of the plains states that will stick around for awhile. the weather will be unsettled by the end of the week. tomorrow will be the best day of the week. near 70 on wednesday. off and on rain showers thursday, friday, and saturday. it will turn chilly. maybe in the 40's on saturday before it clears up on sunday.
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>> holiday shoppers will be buying for themselves this year. more on non gift items for themselves and their families. that is according to a survey. consumers will spend an average of $130 was taking advantage of holiday deals. toys r us rolls out a holiday deal, expanding its layaway plan. lost everything sold in stores will be eligible. customers will have 90 days to pay. chances are where you had to the drug store, pick up more than just medication. chris clackum has more. >> consider yourself in the
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minority if you only purchase drugs at drug stores. the aisles at the drugstore are filled with so much more. >> they're filled with everything from a to z. >> bargains can be had here, but not always on prescriptions. >> looking at stores like target and kroger. you get cheaper prescriptions. >> shy away from purchasing boxes of cereal or gadgets because they are generally cheaper elsewhere. you definitely save money on flu shots and cosmetics. >> same color, and ingredients for 80% less.
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>> she is a fan of drug store water filtering supplies. even drug store wine syrup best buys less. >> you are good to go. take the sticker off. >> the pharmacy is far from what used to be and not likely to return. chris clackum, wbal-tv 11 news. >> walmart is giving a big present. the obama administration is giving a housing plan a face lift. jane king has more. excuse the voice. a school football. i am hoarse. >> good morning to you.
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the jobs bill is stalled. the president has a series of announcements to tackle the economy. regulator is planned to unveil a major overhaul on it mortgage refinance plan that they say is being underutilized. the job market will be the worst since january of 2010 as demand slows down. one thing causing companies not to hire is the debt crisis in europe. is ruling out tapping into the central bank balance sheet. they are inching towards a solution. futures this morning are a bit higher. was a major rally on friday. mcdonnell's posted strong profits and sales -- mcdonald's
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posted strong profits and sales. marc will match prices -- walmart will match prices. if you see the item advertised for less, walmart will give it a gift card for the price difference. forjane king reporting wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> the hotel industry is starting to rebound from the recession. they say some new rules are going to hurt their recovery. >> it has to do with bringing federal workers from going to conventions. the hotel industry is pretty big in maryland. more coming up in my next report. >> thank you. >> 45 degrees on tv hill.
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how you can see magnificent views from the statue of liberty. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what sacrifices if any have you made due to the rise in gas prices? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
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>> check out this video of an avalanche of 700,000 bottles of wine that came crashing down to the floor in wisconsin. the stores insurance covered the damage, including stronger shelfves.
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>> oh, the kind of wine. >> five torch cameras will be operable from the statue of liberty. the cameras will be on 24 hours and seven days a week. >> that is nice. some architects are cashing in in thinking outside the box. is in upstate new york, a dome home. it allows homeowners to take evanish of the sun's energy by t.tating with eii the interior mimics the swirl of
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a sea shell. >> it is round. an earthquake caused buildings to collapse in turkey. >> we could soon see a lower gas prices at the public because of what is happening in libya. >> president obama hits the road for a campaign fund-raising trip. details are coming up. >> we do have some rain in the seven-day forecast. >> is moved ride with a few exceptions. on
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody.
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welcome back to 11 news today. i am barry white. all right. >> i have no part of that. >> sarah has that smoking thing. >> every day my voice is getting lower. >> i guess i sound normal this morning. there is some fog this morning and it is chili. humidity is at 90% -- it is chilly this morning. we have a chance for some rain this afternoon. a high temperature of 66. big changes coming up this week. temperatures are going to swing all over the place. >> so far so good.
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no delays at the moment. one problem in bel air. moreccident at barry more dri drive. frankfurt avant is closed at sinclair lane. it's the miles per hour on the north side outer loop. 53 over towards 795. all the major roadways leading up to the beltway are looking ok. the major roads at the airport in great shape. this is harford road. traffic building just a bit. this is traffic on 95 at the fort mchenry. traffic moving without any significant the like out of the toll plaza. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> the white house is offering assistance to turkey after a powerful earthquake hit there on
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sunday. officials say the earthquake has killed more than 210 people so far. authorities believe dozens of people remain trapped inside collapsed buildings. one journalist hopes the earthquake will not be as bad as the one that killed nearly 900 people more than a decade ago. >> there is hope that the damage has not been that great. it occurred in the afternoon, on a sunday afternoon. >> the obama administration said the u.s. is ready to help in the search for survivors. >> libyans can seem to fill the street. the leader of the transitional government laid out a plan for the country's transition to democracy. existing laws that contradicts the teaching of -- obama call this a new era of
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promise. hope that gas prices will fall. kim dacey joins us live with that part of the story. >> with gaddafi gone, experts say there will be less violence in libya which could mean we will see lower prices at the gas pump. after a few weeks of steady decline, gas prices are back on the rise. >> i think it is at rages. you compared to other things that caught up, in relative terms, it has gone up much more than other things. >> the national average is flat, $3.41 a gallon today. maryland has gone up about 2 6 cent cents. >> high oil prices have contributed to the trend.
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but we may see some relief at the pump now with the death of muammar gaddafi. there's less chance for violence to get in the way of libya's oil production. >> once their economy and government becomes more stable and we can see some production coming out of libya, we could expect to see gas prices to climb. >> drivers are looking for ways to save however they can. >> i tried to keep it -- put a new air filter in and sometimes i put octane booster in and that seems to help. >> to find the cheapest gas prices in your neighborhood, visit our website, kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what sacrifices if any have you made due to the rise in gas prices? you can share your response at
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the corruption style of ulysses currie. -- corruption trial. defense attorneys are trying to convince the jury that he did not know what he was doing. 5:35. 45 degrees on tv hill. 85 degrees in the studio. a new study looks at the fact that smoking has on teenagers. >> alcohol can behind the deadly disease as well. >> accident now clear in bel air. we will check on the major we will check on the major
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>> welcome back. 5:38. there is some fog in some neighborhoods. 40's in most spots away from the city. 44 at the airport. 43 in york, pennsylvania. it should state dry to start today. we could see some rain showers this afternoon with a high temperature of 66. we will check the forecast for the rest of the week in just a few minutes. now, back to the news desk. >> when teenagers want a cigarette, they are causing damage to their lungs. that is according to a study.
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levels increase, which is a sign of poor health. as the levels went down, that is an indication of their weight inflammation. >> a new study finds heavy trading can be as bad as smoking. did it was studied for covert won a 26,000 people. those who drank more than three drinks a day had an increased risk of lung cancer. highest risk was among heavy beer drinkers. >> the presidents and the candidates fighting for their job turn their attention to the economy. president obama is unveiling a new slogan to get congress moving on his jobs bill. >> after a weekend of bashing the decision to pull u.s. troops out of iraq --
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>> it was more politically based. >> the candidates are pivoting back to concerns closer to home. rick perry is set to unveil his plan about jobs and the economy. this is an attempt to get the spotlight off of harming came. -- of herman cain. >> we need a bold solution. >> president obama is heading out west and to unveil a new slogan -- we cannot wait. in las vegas, he is expected to tell congress we cannot wait. is trying to turn up the heat on republicans. he is unveiling new policies with those struggling with their mortgages. >> 5:41.
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however bumper crop of pumpkins in ohio and an ambitious man is making a difference. >> long overdue. to great to be here. >> hundreds gathered for a special tribute to brooks robinson. >> that is a live picture from the project is that the skycam? more on weather and traffic when we come
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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 nice start on this monday morning. everything is clear. a smoother ride on the northeast corner. 61 miles per hour. a smooth ride on the west side.
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the nine miles per hour on southbound 95. further south in howard county, a 61 miles per hour. problem free on the b-w parkway. 97 looking good north and southbound. this is the harrisburg expressway. this is from york road. problem free down to the beltway. this is traffic on the east side of the beltway at the key bridge. all of the area bridges are running smoothly at this hour. 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. para morning to you. >> we have the 407 train canceled. canton and brunswick trains on time. light rail and metro subway on schedule. the three and 11 buses diverting at cathedral and minded men.
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i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> good morning. so far so good. a touch of fog. not a big deal. high pressure they give us the beautiful weather has now moved off the coast. things will change. we're watching a cold front across the great rates. a few thunderstorms are along that boundary. as we go into the late afternoon hours, we will see some showers and maybe a thunderstorm around this boundary. until then, just a touch of cloud cover and some fog to start today. this is not a solid cloud deck. will get some sunshine as well. 44 at the airport and sykesville. 44 degrees in rising sun.
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a mixture of sun and clouds. there's a chance for some showers later this afternoon or this evening. mid 60's after a chilly start. clearing tonight. temperatures drop back into the 40's. it looks like a nice day tomorrow. temperatures will warm up into the 60's. this system will move through by the end of the week. it looks like it will be unsettled past wednesday into thursday. 68 tomorrow with sunshine. 70 on wednesday. off and on rain showers thursday, friday, and saturday. 50's on thursday and friday. perhaps on the 40's on saturday before clears up on sunday. lanterns beente-
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glowing. >> pumpkins' did not grow in urban places like patterson, new jersey. there was a real frenzy when children discovered a pumpkin patch appeared at of know where. >> these kids do not see pumpkins. we barely see apples or bananas. >> hundreds of miles away, in ohio, it was a bumper crop of pumpkins, more than he knew what to do with. >> i remember how important was to of pumpkins in the fall for halloween. we had such a good harvest and we wanted to share that. >> so operation great pumpkin began. the call went out and hundreds of volunteers came out. the team loaded up.
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the truck pulled up, but it was stocked with more than 2000 pumpkins. >> you drove eight hours and you could have been doing other things. he chose new jersey because storms like hurricane irene destroyed much of the crop. he picked patterson because he heard the boys and girls club never had a pumpkin patch before. what are you going to do with that pumpkin? >> bake a pie. >> one child had an idea. >> i'm going to give it to somebody on my street. they don't have a pumpkin. i want to give it away. >> this is the excitement. >> that is what he says this
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pumpkin patch was all about, making as many kids as possible happy. ron allen, nbc news. >> if mindy were here, she would be tearing up. let's get to the commercial breaks. >> 45 degrees on tv hill. >> we will check the unveiling of the brooks robinson statue. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good
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>> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. this morning we asked -- what sacrifices if any have you made due to the rise in gas prices? >> that is one of our responses sent him this morning. we will read more of your responses in the next hour and post all of them on the front page of our website, >> thank you. a larger-than-life tribute to
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brooks robinson. >> three, two, one. there is it. >> wow. a bronze statue it now sits on russell street. dignitaries and friends paid tribute to brooks. >> i am amazed. every details. look at the shoestrings and the cleats. thing is real nice. -- thing is real nice. have always considered to my friends and i thank you so much for the way you treated me over this many years. >> now i'm getting choked up. took several years and he is one of my childhood sports heroes.
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this is well deserved. >> absolutely. and the fans -- it was unbelievable. was as humble and modest as ever. world series is dead even. derek holland shut out the cardinals. this came 24 hours after the cardinals crushed the rangers. ron washington talk to derek holland. josh hamilton grips a double to right -- rips a double. watch this. he tomahawk that baby. 3-run home run.
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erupts.lpark europ derek holland was outstanding. the rangers win 4-0. the ravens play the jaguars tonight. pitts per beat arizona yesterday. -- pittsburgh beat arizona yesterday. ed dickson and torrey smith becoming part of the ravens offense. some of caught chemistry between quarterback and players. natural progression in the nfl. when >> your first learned office, you have to go out and
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run the route to. are specific ways to run the routes. is what we're working towards -- that is what we're working towards. >> great game friday night. >> poly wins and still undefeated. >> well done. >> hope dozens of wall street protesters took advantage of the new arrested app. mcdonald's may be increasing their prices again this year . a dress by marilyn monroe gets a lot of doug. >> we have some chilly temperatures in the seven-day forecast. >> a problem on the harrisburg expressway if you travel northbound. we will check on the major
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