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the fog. visibility is down to 1/4 of a mile in some spots. 38 degrees at the airport. 93% relative humidity. there is some serious fog, especially out near the water. it will be a mild day. high temperature of 59. the rain will catch up to west tonight and tomorrow. we will check the seven-day forecast. first we check in with sarah. >> we have an accident in the city at northern parkway and greenspring. use extra caution. not seeing any delays otherwise. we do have fog warnings at the area bridges. that includes the key bridge. everything running smoothly through the tunnels. no problems on the major
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roadways south of the beltway. this is 72 at 29. looking pretty good at this hour on 29. we can see some fog on 895. it is tough to see. plan accordingly. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a body is found after a fire in stevensville. the body has not been identified. three firefighters needed medical attention after fighting that f begin in the trial of a man accused of murdering a boy. he is accused of sexually assaulting and killing adjacent madison and stuffing the boy's body in a closet of his home.
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investigators have not explained what prompted the man to attack the teenager. >> it could be the last day in the trial of paul schurick. he is charged with authorizing illegal robocalls. kim dacey is live at the mitchell courthouse with more on what is expected today. >> the defense plans to call two more witnesses. one is a character witness for paul schurick. the defense attorney says one of the witnesses participated in the campaign to reach out to african american voters. he will argue the state has not burden of proof. illegally persuading african- american voters to stay home during the election. paul schurick has been charged with conspiracy and election
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fraud. >> we think there is no evidence whatsoever for this type of conspiracy, no evidence of any critcriminal conduct. >> he does not think the testimony of the last two witnesses will take very long and the jury could begin deliberating soon after that. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> two people are recovering after being shot in baltimore. there were sitting in a car on vancouver road on sunday night. no word on a possible suspect . >> the search for a missing worker continues. he disappeared in montgomery county on friday. crews have been searching the reservoir where he is assigned as a maintenance worker.
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eight reviewing for the president of mount st. joseph high school will be held today. brother james kelly passed on saturday after a battle with prostate cancer. he came from kentucky where he was the second longest president. a funeral mass is scheduled for tomorrow. >> the ravens ran wild in cleveland on sunday. there were limited to a handful of carries. ray rice was put to work early and often. he dominated the browns' defensive line. driving rain changed the attack into a running game. the ravens stayed in control winning 24-10.
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keith mills will have reaction later in sports. you are sharing your ravens pride with us. look at this. he is cute. some of you are combining the passion of christmas with purple pride. look at these adorable smiles. you can share all of your ravens pride photos on our website, >> everybody is happy when the ravens win. this will be week of every campaigning for the gop presidential campaigners. tara mergener is in washington with more details. >> herman cain says he will throw his support behind which
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candidate for president. with herman cain out of the race, the remaining gop candidates are wooing his supporters. >> they saw herman cain as an outsider and i think they see my voice will be the one most reflective of his. >> ron hall and michele bachmann say their message will resonate. >> they will go somewhere in the next week result. -- ron paul. >> rick santorum predicts his campaign will pick up steam. the stakes are high for mitt romney, who could be hurt most if cain's supporters go to newt gingrich. newt gingrich says cain will be missed on the campaign trail. >> he decided to go back to
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being a private citizen. >> newt gingrich and his rivals are trying to schedule a meeting with cain this week. tara mergener, wbal-tv 11 news. >> you can fault our coverage on line. you can follow the candidates in the race for the white house on the politics page of >> 40 degrees and foggy on tv hill. >> more than a dozen college football fans are hurt after a big oklahoma state whin. >> this is southbound 95 at 32. watch out for the fog this watch out for the fog this
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>> welcome back. 47 degrees downtown at the maryland science center at the queenstown can schools are opening 90 minutes late because of the fog with no pre- kindergarten. you can get those delays on the bottom of your screen. visibility down to 1/4 of a mile in some spaces. 45 in westminster. the fog will burn off and we will have sunshine to sneak through and it will be a mild the day. rain will catch up to us tonight and tomorrow. now to the news desk. >> a threat note is found on a plane. the flight attendant discovered the plant referencing a bomb in the bathroom. the flight landed at logan. the plane was searched.
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investigators do not believe the threat was credible because the note was dated more than a month ago. fans rushed the field after a big football game. the school's president says he does not know if more security would have made more difference at all. the cowboys beat the sooners. people were trampled. nine fans have to be hospitalized for injuries. >> the third annual santa hus tle was held in the windy city. proceeds benefit a charity that helps fight homelessness. >> just a quick marathon. 5:11. 40 degrees on tv hill. the nfl announces the halftime
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singer at the super bowl. >> a little stressful on the roads. dealing with fog. we are tracking several we are tracking several
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to make all of your gatherings just as merry as can be. ♪ only at safeway. ingredients for life. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. it is 85 restart -- it is a foggy start. southbound 95, getting word of a
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crash. we are hearing the left lane is closed. northern parkway, greenspring, watch for a crash. for the south eastbound on 100 at ritchie highway. fog warnings are in affect and many of the area and bridges. after time is needed. take your time. this is 70 at 29. pretty good east and west down. no problems as you get closer to the beltway. 895, if you travel southbound, watch for an accident prior to the 895 split. we will let you know if delays start to form. 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. >> moving along nicely along the rails. no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. metro subway on schedule.
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i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> good morning. the big weather story is the fog. visibility down to 1/4 of a mile and some spots. the further away from the chesapeake bay, the lesser amounts you will see. 42 degrees in rising sun. a cold start for us. there is some cold air on the weather map. single digits across the northern plains this morning. this is an arctic air mass. we are getting some showers and if you thunderstorms to the ohio valley right now. cincinnati and back into kentucky and tennessee. we have a chance for rain in the forecast tonight and tomorrow. in the deep south, some snow
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across texas this morning. that call their -- that cold air will catch up to us. we'll get some of sunshine to break through that cloud deck once we get into the late morning hours. thick fog and variable clouds. high temperatures, around 60. the average high temperature is in the upper 40's. mostly cloudy tonight. temperatures drop back into the upper 40's. that front will be approaching from the west tomorrow. temperature will be close to 60. that cold air will move and by the middle and end of the week. 60 tomorrow with a 70% chance of rain. still a chance for showers on wednesday. in the 40's for the rest of the week. and looks like a dry weekend
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right now but chilly. >> the lineup for the super bowl halftime show has been announced. madonna will perform at the halftime show on february 5 in indianapolis. she will collaborate with serve to isolate -- cirque du soleil. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of madonna as the choice for this year's super bowl halftime show? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> no matter what you are sending in the mail, it all comes down to the packaging. they test different packing
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options. they consider temperature and altitude. you can now order christmas tree online instead of going to the tree lots. some major retailers are offering live trees on their website. online sales represent just a fraction of country purchases. mind your manners this holiday season. it can relieve the inner santa most of us have. >> ways to release stress -- relieve stress. >> i bring a box of chocolates. >> tips are not necessary.
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remember that the holidays are stressful for those hired to help you. >> the more you can ease their job, the more they will think you. >> watching your mobile matters during the holidays. practically everybody has a smart phone handy. >> people see other americans use their mobile devices badly about five times a day. i think that number gets worse at the holidays. >> not everybody wants to be listening to your phone conversations. when you are through, then pick up your device and find a quiet place to talk. maybe a better time to use a text messages in a crowded area.
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>> a little disconnecting during the holiday my work. chris clackum, wbal-tv 11 news -- might work. >> how many chia pets do we need? investors are keeping a close eye on europe's dept crisis. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. prices at the pump on the decline. the average price nationwide went down about 9 cents to $3.29 per gallon. about $3.19 in the baltimore area. a car marker is headed to their best performance. stock futures are looking strong
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today. we can point to europe. italy's government is cutting their debt. tim geithner is expected to push european leaders for quicker and more decisive action. stocks were mixed on friday. they were strong at the opening bell. the list of highest-paid presidents of private colleges is out. 36 private college leaders received more than $1 million each in pay in 2009. topping the list was the leader of drexel. the president of johns hopkins was the next highest compensated. i'm jane king for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> a lot of folks watching the situation with the european debt
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crisis, and apparently so are rock bands. >> especially bands going to tour in europe. this could affect them in getting paid. so is the band metallica. what they are doing. >> thank you. >> i did not know they were still around. 5:23. 40 degrees on tv hill. this is what 11,000 birds looks like. [ mom ] hey guys.
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>> imagine seeing more than 11,000 birdsn one location.
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this happened in japan. this is the 15th year of more than 10,000 cranes have been spotted. i wonder who west to count them all -- i wonder who has to count them all. >> a group of dogs pull off all the stops in hong kong. the prevention of cruelty to animals and the opening of the first animal friendly shopping center in hong kong. a dog track try to teach 353 dogs to do marching treks which require them to list one of their paws when their owners lift a leg. i wonder if they're successful. >> i wonder if my dog could do
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that. 5:26. 40 degrees on tv hill. looming cuts to the u.s. postal service. >> the robocall trial could potentially windup today. >> these allegations are false. >> that interview was released on saturday. one day later, a response to the claim. what else jerry sandusky has to say. >> it appears the fog is impacting your morning rush. two accidents
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welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. for is an issue this morning. queen anne's county schools will be opening 90 minutes late this morning because of the fog. >> quarter mile visibility in some spots. you will run through those patches where the visibility almost closed down to zero. it will turn out to be a nice day this afternoon. 37 at the airport with humidity at 100%. that is why we have the fog. high temperature of 59. rain will catch up to us tonight and tomorrow. we will stay around the 60- degree mark. this is much better than where we should. >> any time we have fog we have
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incidents. plant some extra time this morning. -- plan some extra time this morning. we have an accident on the left lane. that may be the case as a volume of bids. northern parkway and greenspring is now clear. we have an accident at 100 and ritchie highway in glen burnie. fog warnings in effect at the area bridges. no delays at the bay bridge. we will give you a live look outside if we can see anything. 95 in the southbound direction, no sign of a delay approaching that accident on the southbound side. this is 97 at 100. not a thing to see in this camera. another thing to keep in mind.
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so far so good on the other major roadways. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the trial of a man accused of killing a boy is expected today. prosecutors say the man sexually assaulted and murdered jason madison back in november of 2009. investigators have never explained what prompted the family friend to allegedly attacked the teenager. >> the trial of paul schurick is in the home stretch. attorneys say the jury could get the case today to decide whether schurick is guilty of using illegal robocalls. kim dacey is live with a closer look at the trial. >> the defense plans to call two more witnesses before resting its case. as the trial enters what could
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be its last day, defense attorney wants to make sure the jury hears testimony from two more people. >> they have travel quite a distance to be here. i want to have them the ability to testify. >> one of those reached out to black voters in the t2010 election. schurick is accused of using robocalls. the key adviser for former governor ehrlich has been charged with conspiracy and election fraud. the defense attorneys will argue that the state has not met its burden of proof. >> we think that there's no evidence whatsoever of any type of conspiracy, no evidence of any criminal conduct. mr. schurick testified and i think his credibility was great. >> he does not think the testimony of the witnesses will
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last long. then both sides will give a closing arguments and the case will go to the jury. you can get the latest on the trial here on 11 news or on our website, reporting live, kim dacey, wbal- tv 11 news. >> the u.s. postal service is expected to announce cuts to its first class mail business later today. officials will detail the $3 billion reductions that are due to take place next spring. it could eliminate the chance for stamped letters to arrive the next day. the post offices is trimming cost. >> the money coming into the postal service is low. >> congressman comings has possible solutions for 130,000
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postal workers to retire. if you take the new into account connector, you'll have to pay tolls today. the toll rates will be based on a peak and nonpeak hours. you can calculate the toll by heading to our website, >> the accuser of jerry sandusky are speaking out. we have more. >> jerry sandusky tries to sell w salvage his reputation. >> those are false. i didn't do those things. >> many wished he would stop talking.
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>> the reaction to his interview was mostly a hostile. the university has seen its president and joe paterno fired and its reputation unstained. >> it brings a lot of corporate to our university. it is a lot. everybody is disgusted with it. hopefully justice will be brought to all that were armed. >> justice seemed furthest away to those who were allegedly sandusky's victims. -- hopefully justice will be brought to all that were ar harmed. >> the most difficult moments may be coming soon. a preliminary hearing in sandusky's case. prosecutors plan to call some of the victims to testify.
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>> testifying in a public hearing. >> expected to be in that courtroom will be sandusky himself. >> 5:37. 40 degrees on tv hill. prozac may benefit patients suffering from autism. >> conflicting reports on whether the time of surgery affects a patient's risk for complications. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of madonna as the choice for this year's super bowl halftime show? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> the fog will impact your ride this morning. an update is coming
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>> welcome back. 5:40. you can see the fog is pretty thick. visibility is down to maybe a quarter of a mile up in some spots. a bit on the chilly side. 38 at the airport. 46 in annapolis. the forecast for today -- will start out with the fog and we'll get some sunshine to break to the clouds. a high temperature of 59 degrees. a good chance for rain tonight and tomorrow. we will check the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> prozac might help some adults with autism. >> this is interesting.
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the drug may help control compulsive behavior associated with autism. the study included 37 autistic adults. repetitive behavior as we east and about half of the study participants who took prozac. the timing of the surgery will probably not affect your risk for complications. >> the latest information indicates no such risk. researchers analyzed the outcomes of more than 32,000 elective surgeries. the rate of complications from death associated with surgery to not change significantly between morning or evening or the month. >> 40 degrees on tv hill. the ravens waking up winners this morning.
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>> this is traffic on at 95 at maryland 32. fog out there this morning. keep that in mind.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. right now two accidents. it is tough to see out there. still moving well on a 95. southbound 95 approaching 895, still working on a crash. stay to the right. eastbound 100, another accident location. 11 minutes is your drive time on the outer loop. moving well on the west side outer loop. 10 minutes your trip on
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southbound 95 down towards the 32. you can see the key bridge. this is why fog warnings are in effect on the area bridges. this is traffic on 795. not quite as foggy at franklin boulevard. southbound traffic moving without delay. no delays on the west side. 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. dear morning to you. >> the buses are keeping pace despite the fog. they are relatively on time. the 40 bus is diverting on 29. a diversion at lawrence because of construction. metro subway on time. looking good on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. no delays. i'm kurt kronke. >> good morning. we do have some fog to contend with.
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first let's say good morning to ava marie. she is at the hunt valley mall this morning. >> i am live at hon valid at the town center. they have a lot of great decorations. this is the salvation army angel tree. you are with the salvation army. where did this idea come from? >> 1979, lynchburg, virginia. this was a basic concept and bat
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has grown into a mammoth project for the salvation army. we have about a thousand kids in baltimore. >> i am sure everybody has heard of the angel tree. people register for gifts. >> families come in and sign up and give us their information, their children's clothing sizes and things like that. then we transfer that information to an angel and put that up in malls, and corporations help us out and give them back to us and we distribute those later in december. >> the sooner you get these the better. you hope people come out soon and select an angel. >> we will need the gifts back to us by december 12. >> many of the angels are different types of toys. you also want an outfit. >> clothing is always something that is needed for school. that is something we insist upon.
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buy some clothing and some toys. >> thank you so much. we will be talking about this all morning long and how you can get involved. let's check the weather. we have mostly clear conditions. there is some fog and other. we will go back to tony in the weather center. you can buy a present and change the holiday season. >> thank you, ava. we will talk to the next half- hour. fog is the big story this morning. it will not be a complete blanket of fog. the visibility slowdown from time to time. it may take a couple of extra
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minutes to get to work. 38 in taneytown. temperatures are a little on the chilly side. check this out. single digits almost into the southern plains. relatively mild on the east coast. we have rain and snow and all kinds of stuff. rain moving to the ohio valley. a good chance for rain tonight in baltimore. snow in the deep south, parts of texas may be getting a rain-snow mix in dallas and into parts of oklahoma this morning. we have a high, thin cloud deck. we will get some sunshine to break through.
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fog this morning. maybe rain this evening. high temperatures around 60. mostly cloudy tonight. temperatures drop back into the upper 40's. a mild day tomorrow. a good chance for rain as the boundary gets closer to us. upper 40's on wednesday. a clipper system will come through on friday. right now in looks dry this weekend with highs in the 40's on saturday and near 50 on sunday. >> 40 degrees on tv hill. we will take a look at one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. hope you have them. [ male announcer ] are you paying more and more for cable
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>> time to get to one of your answers to our watercooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what do you think of madonna as the choice for this year's super bowl halftime show?. >> i do not think he is a fan.
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keep sending as those responses. we will read more of your responses in the next hour and post all of them on the front page of our website, no wardrobeere's malfunction in this year's super bowl. ravens took care of business. they beat the browns for their ninth win of the year. they ran over and around a defense that had no answer for ray rice. it was rainy and windy in cleveland. they said give it to ray rice and ricky williams. ray not to be denied. 7-0 ravens. ray ran for 204 yards. watch anquan boldin out in
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front. ray finally gets knocked out of bounds. 17-3 ravens. fourth quarter. lardarius webb is gone. he finds a seam. jotouchdown. check out lardarius webb. the ravens dedicates the game to ron smith. >> this game balls that we want to present to ron smith. i think everybody from baltimore knows ron smith and what he is meant to baltimore and the city. i had a conversation with him on friday that was one of the most encouraging conversations i ever had with anybody in my life. he gave me a message to the team
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and they carried it with them today. to ron in june and their family, this game ball is for you. thank you very much. >> ron battling stage four patriotic cancer. the ravens play the colts on sunday. maryland and notre dame yesterday. coach mark turgeon watched his team get a big win. first half. great feed to james padgett. morgan passing -- more could passing. -- more good passing. maryland win. they are 4-3. a good win for the terps.
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what a great gesture for ron smith. he grew up watching you. >> now you're making me feel old. >> coming up, more occupy wall street arrests. this time in d.c. >> a woman is behind bars, accused of castrating her husband. >> and extreme bartending. how they were judged. >> fog is the major headline this morning. >> fog impacting your me morning rush.
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