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>> snow, we did not miss you. >> among the hardest hits, western massachusetts with a least 27 inches of snow. thank goodness that is not us. the morning, happy halloween. i'm mindy basara. >> mother nature played a trick on us. it has been 10 years since we have seen snow in october. we're not expecting any snow today. there are some areas of fog, 36 degrees. the fog should dissipate throughout the day. 55 this afternoon. milder weather will be expected
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midweek. that is the latest on the weather. >> good morning. we're starting off with a couple of problems. this is providence road. the right lane is closed with an accident. over towards 95, you may find some delays. newbury street at smith avenue, some fire activity. closures in effect. for the south on the eastern shore in chester, we have some downed wires along maryland 18 at u.s. 50. everything else is pretty much up to speed. southbound 95 through howard county, problem free. this is traffic and will check some cameras. this is dogwood road and so for up to speed. no problems on this portion of the beltway. we're checking on this accident
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taking up the right lane. no sign of delays. that could change as volume picks up. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> i what is apparently up for grabs -- iowa is up for grabs. kate amara is live in washington with more. >> good morning. -- a new level in presidential polling means reaching a new level of scrutiny. >> i believe that i'm doing so well because i'm connected with the people. >> republican herman cain has pulled ahead in the race for the gop presidential nomination. >> my message is connected and people are connecting with me and the specific solutions i'm putting on the table. >> he is tied with former massachusetts governor mitt romney, who continues to be a favorite punching bag of the competition.
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>> mitt romney continues to have 75% of his party looking somewhere else. it will be interesting to see if he can turn that around. statusching front runniner means more scrutiny. he was twice accused of sexual harassment. the accusation is came when he was in the national restaurant association. cain review is to comment when asked about the allegations on sunday in washington. in a statement, his campaign called the allegations of unfair and untrue. cai's campaign spokesperson said these are baseless allegations and this is not an accurate story -- cain's campeau spokesperson.
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kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. the next closest competitor was ron paul and he came in with 12% in this paul followed by michele bachmann with 8%. rest of the field was in the single digits. >> thank you, kate amara in washington. continuing coverage on our website. you can see who was gaining ground in the race for the white house at wbaltv.com. >> we are following breaking news. fire crews are on the scene of a fire at the mount washington tavern. for there are no reports of any injuries. with a crew heading to the scene -- have a crew heading to the scene. kim dacey joins us live with details about the ulysses currie
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trial. >> the judge told currie about whether they wanted to testify in the rhone and defense this week. on thursday, the last day of testimony, irreverent took full responsibility for her husband's legal trouble. she testified that for 24 years, she has been filling out her husband's annual financial disclosure statements. she took over paying all the household bills early in their marriage because he does not pay attention to details. he is not organized. he is a big picture person. she considered filling out the forms since her husband uses as a model for all the others. "i just perpetuated the error." said she never intended to hide anything and that her husband never asked her to.
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she misinterpreted the questions. therapyd the hormone fairbo she took -- defense asked about honesty and integrity. she said, he is the most honest man with the highest integrity that ever walked the earth, in my opinion. the prosecution said it is ability tosponse make sure those forms were filled out completely. reporting live, kim dacey, wbal- tv 11 news. >> one of two suspects in a liquor store robbery is behind bars. this happened saturday afternoon at the ams liquor world on belair road. police said one man entered a store holding a knife but fled when the owner was holding a gun. one man was arrested.
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search continues for the other suspect. >> the ravens found a way to pull off a come-from-behind victory against the cardinals on sunday. arizona scored three touchdowns during the first half, 24-3. that set up the biggest comeback in ravens history. game ended with the ravens 30, cardinals 27. keith mills will join us later with all their reaction. -- keith mills will join us. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. does the ravens' comeback win make you more or less confident about next week's game against the steelers? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 31 degrees on tv hill.
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a look at what is expected for weeks six of the dr. conrad murder trial. >> an elevator explosion. >> this is the beltway old court road. rose may still be wet from this
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:10, 40 degrees outside. mostly clear skies, but a few areas of fog. is a lot of -- there is a lot of deer on the road. 58 in southern maryland. we will see quite a bit of sunshine but the clouds will be increasing later the day. a storm system is approaching the area.
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how that will affect the trick- or-treating, i will detail that in the seven-day forecast. >> the search is suspended for three people after a grain elevator and exploded in kansas city. the search will resume at some point. crews have not given up some hope that people are alive. six people were hospitalized with severe burns -- two people were hospitalized with severe burns. >> prosecution will attack the star witness in the dr. conrad murray trial. this theory contracts the expert who said that being prescribed a a drug like that is a crazy scenario.
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>> 31 degrees on tv hill. peanut butter prices are going up. >> mcdonald's is getting healthier again. future changes they plan to make. >> we are dealing with two accidents and some fire activity accidents and some fire activity in mount
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning to you. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we are tracking some problems already. we have an accident on the
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topside of the beltway at providence road. it is taking up the left lane. a deer was strucks. we have newbury street closed at smith road to a greeley street as her also. maryland 18 and u.s. 50 at the eastern shore, we have some downed wires. everything flowing smoothly across the bay bridge. we have 97 looking good. 58 on the west side just past 795. no problems on 70 this morning. 83 is in pretty good shape. this is dogwood road. so far cooperating as volume builds just a bit. this is providence. no sign of the accident. more volume in the outer loop. we'll keep you posted on the
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inner loop accident. 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 vanetta brooks of the mta system. good morning to you. >> so far so good as we show a few bus diversions. the one line is diverting. the three and 11 lines diverting southbound at cathedral and monument for construction. light rail and metro continue to run problem free. train 878 is running 10 minutes behind schedule. i am vanetta brooks. now back to ava marie. >> good morning. i was struggling to think about what to wear for halloween. i thought i should just where the weather map. i don't block the map. 40 degrees at the inner harbor. 20 into the western counties. as you can see, 29 degrees in
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front royal. a chilly start to the day. the eastern shore, this is the first time it temperatures have dropped below the freezing mark. freeze warnings out across the eastern shore and into eastern delaware as well. a storm system is moving through the ohio valley. clouds will be increasing. we may start out with some sunshine. increasing clouds. spooky fog to start out the day. we're kind of chili for this time of year. milder weather will be on the way. i will try not to block anything. we do have a chance for showers along the eastern shore as we get late into the night. maybe some trucker traders in ocean city may have to contend with that -- maybe some trick or
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treaters in ocean city may have to contend with that. supplies will clear out. beautiful weather into the midweek -- skies will clear out. 36 tonight. clouds will be increasing into the night. a chance for showers very late for the eastern shore. it is halloween. for the trick or treaters, in baltimore, we expect dry conditions. 51 around 5:30. you may want to bundle your kids up and put on some extra layers, maybe you can make them invisible. a chance for showers continuing tomorrow morning. 60 degrees on wednesday. another chance for rain late into the week. temperatures may cool down by
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friday. we're getting away from the cool temperatures and away from the snow for now. back to you. >> you are freaking me out. and it's scary. expect to pay more for peanut butter because of it hot and dry summer that devastated this year's peanut crop. increasing price by 40% today. peter pan will mark up its price by 24% in a couple of weeks. mcdonald's get healthier again. happy meals and a half out slices or 1% white milk and fewer fries. they lost the initiative in chicago and will expand into all stores by march of 2012. they also plan to cut sodium.
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a hearing on a proposed merger will take place today. the public service commissions will take testimony through next wednesday. the proposed $7.9 billion merger was announced in april. b.g.e. customers will receive eight $100 credit after the deal is closed -- will receive a $100 credit after the deal is closed. >> jane king has a look at the business news. good morning. >> white house senior adviser says that steve jobs offered to work for president obama's election campaign. they continued to talk with jobs. he did not have a problem of
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expressing his ideas to the president. he was very vocal that the administration needed to be more business friendly. your whole middle logger be up for sale -- yahoo may no longer be up for sale. new trading week. stock futures are looking lower today. back on friday we did have a mixed close after a report showing consumer confidence toping projections. honda posted second quarter profit. it missed analysts' estimates. they are withdrawing their full- year earnings forecast. not good news as honda has been recovering from the japanese earthquake last march. a sales have been strong in october. harley davidson trying to lure in thrill seekers, including
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minorities, young adults, and women. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> facebook is gearing up for it high-traffic week. >> those cameras phones will be clicking tonight. it has to do with halloween. i will have more on details in my next report. >> why didn't i take a picture of you just a minute ago when your blouse -- >> that was a rough start. pretty scary. >> we took care of that. >> thanks for calling me out on tv. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day.
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does the ravens' comeback win make you more or less confident about next week's game against the steelers? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. different shoes.
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>> an elderly woman said her life is going to the dogs. >> she said she would not want any other way. this >> is not an easy pursuit -- this is not an easy pursuit >> jump.
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>> that is what makes america and inspiration. she has fallen while training. persius had more than her share of medical setbacks -- she h >> i don't have any extra pain already problems. >> her friends and fellow trainers are amazed. >> she is like the battery bunny. she just keeps going. >> her canine friends keeper busy every day of the week. >> thursday i do rally. friday i do obedience. a little garlic. mary's reward is the camaraderie.
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she has no plans of slowing down. >> i will do it forever. jump. >> what a neat lady. 31 degrees on tv hill. >> where the money we donate goes. >> chilly temperatures continue as we start this halloween morning. we have a milder weather on the way. >> we have fire activity in mount washington. will check for d
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i am lisa robinson. >> i am mindy basara.
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happy halloween. >> tonight will still be pretty chilly. 30 degrees right now at the airport and we have areas of fog. i saw a lot of deer in the woods. as we go through the day, we'll go up to about 55 degrees this afternoon. increasing clouds. i think is going to be pretty chilly for the kids as they are at trick-or-treating. deer.mention the a deer struck near providence. an accident is being cleared and it is in the left lane. watch for possible delays. we have some other problems. newbury street close at smith street because of fire activity in mount washington.
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this could impact your ability to get to the light rail stop. newbury street clothes. take really as for alternate and watch for possible delays to get to the light rail stop. and 18 at u.s. 50 in chester, downed wires are blocking that intersection. 52 on southbound 97 down through glen burnie. 11 minutes on the outer loop northeast side. a menace on the inner loop over towards the 83's. 10 minutes to travel south on 95 down towards the 32. this is reisterstown road. this is a new camera. so far so good advice a delay. this is problems. no sign of delays with that by accident. but looking like we're moving in a good pace. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11.
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--it looks like we're moving in a good pace. >> following breaking news. fire crews are on the scene of an accident. the fire broke out around 4:30. we have a crew heading towards the scene. a small group of maryland college students will spend the rest of their semester on the water. this is because of mold formed after hurricane irene. school chartered a boat for emergency lodging for its homeless students at a cost of about $1 million. the boat will dock by the edge of campus. >> the governor thinks legalizing online gambling will hurt state revenue. thinks it puts $19 million at
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risk. the state's slots parlors have generated $50 million. that is expected to increase. they are looking for ways to cut the federal deficit. >> today it wraps up breast cancer awareness month. but where does some of that money really go? this is a story hour by a team is working on -- this is a story hour i team investigation is working on. >> people love spent $6 billion donating in the name of the breast cancer cause. how de know about how that money is spent -- how do you know how that money is spent? >> they are looking to find new
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treatments for cancer. >> when you take money from the public, you expect to be accountable to the public. >> in towson, another organization is working to change its business plan and its reputation. >> zero. >> our story tonight at 11:00 p.m. including one thing you can do to check the organizations you were thinking of supporting. i'm jane miller. >> if you plan not braving the cold tonight, here is a reminder. pedestrian injuries are the most common among children on halloween. all little prodding -- a little pre planning can go a long way to insure their safety. add reflects give geared to their custom so they will be visible to drivers.
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suspect the candy stor -- inspect their candy stashes. >> ravens pound the arizona cardinals. arizona scored three touchdowns during the first half. that set up the biggest comeback in ravens history. the game ended with the ravens 30, cardinals 27. keith mills will join us live in the studio with more on that. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. does the ravens' comeback win make you more or less confident about next week's game against the steelers? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> ulysses currie takes the stand in his own defense this week. the corruption trial resumes today. the case is expected to go to the jury later this week.
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kim dacey has more. >> on thursday, the last day of testimony last week, reverend shirley gravely currie took full responsibility for her husband's legal troubles. she testified that for 24 of the past 26 years, she has been filling out her husband's annual financial disclosure statements to the state ethics commission. she took over paying all the household bills and managing the paperwork early in their marriage because, "he doesn't pay attention to details. he is not organized. he is a big-picture person." she says she considered filling out the forms a chore. since her husband handled the very first one, she used it as a model for all of the others. "i just perpetuated the error by repeating what was provided the year before." she told the jury that she never intended to hide anything and that her husband didn't ask her to. she stated she misinterpreted the questions. she also said the hormone therapy for her husband's prostate cancer affected his memory. he'd ask the same things over again. the defense asked about currie's honesty and integrity.
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she replied, "he is the most honest man with the highest integrity that ever walked the earth, in my opinion." >> that was kim dacey reporting. >> 31 degrees on tv hill. are you craving some halloween candy? are you worried about the impact on your wayeight? >> growing concern about child screen time. >> and on the area roads. we have if you promise to watch
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>> welcome back to 11 news
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today. 5:39. 40 degrees outside at the inner harbor. across the state, even colder. cold on halloween. 31 in georgetown. 32 degrees in ocean city. we have freeze warnings across the eastern shore. this is the first morning these areas has seen temperatures drop below freezing. temperatures will stay below normal. ms. 50's all of the eastern shore. 47 in the western mounts. we will see sunshine early on. where will the temperatures before the trick-or-treating is this evening? i will detail but in my forecast coming up. >> ipods, e-readers market for kids is becoming a rising concern. a new survey found nearly half
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of 4-year-old have used a smart phone or video ipod. the american academy of pediatrics released new guidelines that say children under 2 should have little to no screen time. >> there are some possibilities for educational tools learned on these screens and that is pretty cool. we do not know what the risks are yet. >> tablets are different from tvs because kids can't interact with them. don't take the place of unplugged playtime. >> i know you are worried about the candy could have some scary results on the scale. experts say your diet can stay intact if you wait until the last minute to buy candy.
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eating a healthy milk before trick-or-treating can help curbings stacking on candy. >> but the candy you do not like. 31 degrees on tv hill. keith mills will join us live with a look at the ravens big comeback win against the cardinals. >> the world population is expected to reach an incredible number today. those statistics straight ahead. >> here is a live look outside. it is a chilly halloween weekend.
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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 out there. the accident at providence is now gone.
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let's look at some of our maps. one problem is in mount washington. fire activity has newbury street shut down near smith avenue. greeley avenue is your alternate. you may have difficulty getting to the light rail station. plan ahead. on the eastern shore, we have some of downed wires blocking maryland 18. be careful. bay bridge in pretty good shape. no promise on 97 or 295. looking good through howard county. speed sensors looking good on the entire beltway. no delays on the harrisburg expressway. this is reisterstown road. this is the northwest corner of the beltway, building in volume. the harrisburg expressway at york road. you can see the southbound side a little bit heavier but no
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official delay 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 vanetta brooks of the mta system. good morning. >> that fire activity is affecting a few of our bus lines. the 61 line is bypassing the not washington loop. the one line is diverting at lawrence. 3 line diverting southbound at cathedral and monument. a delay on the brunswick line is train 870, running about 15 minutes late. i'm vanetta brooks. now back to ava marie. >> good morning. it is halloween. i feel like something is missing. i don't feel like myself. we are enjoying the forecast. it is a bit chilly. my body is missing.
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this is what looks like when it meteorologists wear green in front of the screen. upper 20's out west. much of the eastern shore starting off below freezing. this is the first time we have seen temperatures this cold all the way to the coast. we have freeze warnings into maryland and delaware. those extend until 8:00 a.m. you can see the storm system. it is moving across the ohio valley. it is pushing towards our area. clouds will be increasing today. wolf finally see some milder air -- we will finally see some milder air. low to mid 50's and some fog and increasing clouds into the afternoon. the wind will be light.
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you can see the clouds increasing today. this is mostly an eastern shore yves van. showers expected from southern maryland into ocean city. -- this is mostly and eastern shore event. even into the morning hours. we will see pleasant weather into the next few days. 48 towards 7:30 tonight. the kids will want to dress in layers. maybe put some layers underneath their costume. a chance for showers late. maybe a slight chance in baltimore. a better bet into tomorrow. most of the showers will be along the eastern shore. temperatures into the mid 30's across the area.
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that takes us into our seven-day forecast. 57 into the afternoon. sunshine on wednesday. partly sunny skies on thursday. for now we have a 20% chance. what do you think of my costume? >> you have lost some weight. the world population is expected to hit 7 billion today. the population grew by 1 billion people by the last 12 years. it took until the early 1800's for the population to reach its first billion. to count that high would take more than 30 years. 7 billion seconds ago the year was 1939. >> herman cain denies a report
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that he was accused of sexual harassment. he says he was accused of harassment at least twice. the report is not true, says the campaign grew. they say the report includes unsubstantiated personal attacks. the allegations were first reported by the website politico. >> more of the interview with the bernie madoff family an exclusive details from that scandal. that is on "the "today" show. >> 31 degrees on tv hill. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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you want that? you want a warm, super-delicious strawberry toaster strudel yeah but now i have nothing to eat sure you do. hey! you can have the pop tart! pillsbury toaster strudel. the one kids want to eat mom, we're dying. no you're not, you're just hungry. make some totino's pizza rolls. we don't have any! front... left, totino's. [ male announcer ] well done mom! less drama, more fun! totino's pizza rolls. >> good morning. they say before you can climb out of a whole, you must hit rock bottom.
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rock bottom for the ravens came in the second quarter. they were trailing 24-3. joe flacco went out as the ravens came back to win. their biggest comeback win ever. this is the dive right there by wells. that is a 7-3 lead. you want rock-bottom. the plant to patrick peterson -- the punt to patrick peterson. let's count the missed tackles. 5 it missed tackles -- 5 missed tackles. 24-3. joe flacco and anquan boldin
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takes over the game. sets up ray rice's first time stamp. the ravens are on the move. the dutch a cannonball. anquan boldin talked about the come back win. >> some games are like that. a lot of times you forget and start over. joe put the ball in the right place. >> he had a huge game, seven catches. he and joe flacco almost willed the ravens to victory. the steelers beat new england. jim harbaugh and the forty- niners against the cleveland browns. the 49ers are now 6-1. they beat cleveland. 7-0 said francisco.
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17-3, colt mccoy. thanksgivingbaowl night. >> i was not worried. >> yeah, me, too. >> thank you, keith. that brings us to one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- does the ravens' comeback win make you more or less confident about next week's game against the steelers? >> harsh. keep sending those responses.
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we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> coming up, we are following breaking news. fire breaks out at the mount washington tavern. we'll have a live report. >> details on the march at the inner harbor. >> police believe they have found the body of a girl who vanish. thriller."ances of "for ea >> i wanted one time to be part of a "thriller" flash mob. maybe a chance for rain tonight. >> we can make that happen. have a buildup in volume and we will let you know if any delays developed.
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