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give yourself some extra minutes. off and on showers. it will not be steady. a high temperature of 62. things will change the temperature-wise over the next few days. first we say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. that rain creating some early- morning problems. northbound route 3 remains blocked at 450. have an overturned gasoline tanker being cleared. take 97 as are all to that. we have an accident in annapolis near route 50. two early morning problems to watch for. moving well on the north side. the rest of the beltway in pretty good shape. speeds are down just a little bit this morning. about 12 minutes to get through the west side stretch. 12 minutes on southbound 95 to
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32. this is 50 in the annapolis region. looking pretty good east and westbound. this is 95 and a smooth ride. the roads are wet. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a teenager is charged as an adult for attempted first-degree murder after he allegedly stabbed a man 19 times. this happened on saturday night. smith forced his way and began stabbing him. police believe smith was angry at the other man spend time with his girlfriend. a 10-year-old sets he had abused a girl. pictures and video have been recovered.
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the man has been ordered to register as a sex offender. a plea hearing for rock climbing coach. he is accused of engaging in sexual acts with an underage females in columbia. alleged victim said he was aware of her age. >> mayor stephanie rawlings- blake will be officially sworn in tour first full term in office. kim dacey is live where the mayor will speak later today. >> the inauguration will take place here in front of city hall. it is all set up and ready to go. nearly two years ago, the mayor took over the top job in the city after mayor sheila dixon resigned. this inauguration will start rawlings-blake's first full term
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in office. she will receive her oath from frank conaway, the clerk of the circuit court. 11 news caught up with the mayor with a preview of her speech. >> the inauguration is baltimore is a great place to grow. my administration is focusing on ways that we can make sure that baltimore is a thriving and growing city for the future. >> the rest of the city council will also be sworn in this week. that will be on thursday. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> increasing concern regarding dangerous dogs running loose in baltimore city. there was a meeting last night. some were pushing for tough restrictions on pit bulls. each dog is just on a case by
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case basis. there was an incident where two pit bulls attacked a poodle. >> both dogs were on my dog. he was pressed to the ground. >> i feel bad. this tore me apart. >> perez was cited for failure to contain his dogs. police are cracking down on dogs that are running loose. the owner of the pit bull attacks hopes the fine will make owners be more responsible. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think should be done to prevent dog attacks from happening in our community?
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you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. an upgrade to area water meters is in the work and it could save them some money. 12,000 of the automatic readings water meters will be phased out at will be replaced with new sidewalk meters. will give customers a true reading and eliminate estimated bills. people will be contacted when the new meters are installed. >> president obama says the middle-class deserves a break. kate amara is in washington with more. >> president obama is stepping up pressure on congress to renew a popular tax cut that is about to run now. president obama travels to
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kansas' to lay out an economic theme we are expected to hear echo throughout the campaign season. >> now is the time to step on the gas and to keep growing the economy, to keep creating jobs and to keep giving working americans the boost they need. >> the president is pressuring congress -- >> if congress fails to renew the tax cut, the average family will see a tax hike of about $1,000 a year. >> with just a few days left, the battle on capitol help is coming down to the wire. democrats floated a modified plan after failure to push through the tax cut next week. >> democrats will not relent. >> the parties are split on how to pay for it. >> we will look to find offsets.
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>> republicans are resisting a tax increase on the wealthy. >> this would hurt job creation. >> a pay freeze for federal workers to will pay for the tax cut. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> nancy jacobs may be the perfect challenger to face dutch ruppersberger in next year's election. she said she thought about running for the seat 10 years ago but feels her chances are strong turnout. she will make a decision whether to run in the next three or four weeks. newly discovered planet appears to be ideal for life. >> the search continues for the person responsible for 10 deaths person responsible for 10 deaths
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>> welcome back. 5:10. 58 degrees at the maryland science center. temperatures in the mid 50's to start the day today. some scattered light rained out there this morning. it is enough to affect the drive time. it will not be a steady rain today. off and on rain showers. high temperatures in the low 60's this afternoon. this is above average for this time of year. we do have some arctic air in the seven-day forecast. >> new york police believe one person is responsible for the deaths of 10 people whose
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remains were found along the beach south of long island. detectives believe a vigorous searching for a single serial killer who is targeting prostitutes. the sentencing phase in the rot blagojevich case starts today. he was convicted of 17 counts including corruption and bribery. -- rod blagojevich. judge will announce the sentence on wednesday. >> in the planet has been discovered. it is similar to earth and is an ideal place for a live parrot these servers temperature is near 72 degrees. it could have liquid water on its surface. follow-up studies are now on the way to determine if the planet is solid like earth. >> it will take awhile to get
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there. 56 degrees on tv hill. the changes to the u.s. postal service and when they are expected to take place. >> looking for a new job. we will have some advice. >> a few problems this morning. >> a few problems this morning.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. not back out there. the roads are wet. most of them are looking ok.
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northbound route 3 is blocked on the prince george's-anne arundel county line. this is an accident that occurred 10:00 p.m. last night. they conceived the cleanup process. a big cleanup process underway. in annapolis, there is an accident being cleared near route 50. 97 in good shape north and southbound. the j.f.x. and the harrisburg expressway so far so good. this is 50 in annapolis. watch for that accident on 665 near route 50. this is 95 south of the beltway. starting to build and you can see the roads are wet. planned accordingly. we will keep you posted on any new problems. -- planned accordingly. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11.
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now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. >> for right now, we're looking good with a few diversions. the 48 bus diverting at 29 because of construction. light rail on schedule. mattress subway on time. on time service on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. i am kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> good morning. we have the battle of the air mass is going on. the arctic air versus the mild air. temperatures below zero in the plains states. 50's and 60's on the coast. we are on the warm side of that boundary. 55 degrees in jarrettsville. the average high temperature is 48. we will sneak into the low 60's this afternoon. we have some light rain showers
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today. it is enough to affect the drive time. this will not create steady rain situation. off and on rain showers is our forecast -- this will not be a steady rain. tonight, showers are likely. otherwise cloudy and temperatures will drop back into the upper 40's. the arctic boundary will slip south of baltimore. we will start to drop the temperatures. upper 40's and low 50's. low pressure is going to travel along the front. we could get some snow out of this. this is what i expect. the overnight period on wednesday into early thursday. rain will change to snow. there could be some accumulations' possible from 4:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. early thursday morning. temperature should stay above
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freezing. there could be a touch of snow on the ground early thursday morning. it will be sunny but cold, a high of 44. highs in the low to mid 40's. we will get some sunshine. it will be chilly for the ravens game on sunday but dry. >> american airlines goes for upgrades despite a bankruptcy filing. there is talk of a modernization project. they chose a high end interior for 10 new boeing jets on order. they include a stock park and entertainment system -- astocked stocked bar. it will cost you more to mail a letter.
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there will shut down nearly 250 mail processing centers. the changes are needed to save billions of dollars a year to keep the agency of flowed. -- afloat. the next few weeks present some unique opportunities for job seekers. >> with so many people out of the office, job seekers may think they have hit a dead end when it comes to finding a job. but some say the holiday season could offer some unique opportunities. >> one thing that is great is that you'll be around a lot of people you may not have seen all year round. tap into the network and let them know you are looking for a job. in most cases somebody will be able to make that connection for you. >> offer to be a fill in all
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others vacationed, and make the most of it. find a holiday mixer and decent networking. -- and do some networking. >> you don't have to plead with the fact that you are looking for a job. it may trigger somebody who knows of an opportunity that might be a good fit for you. >> ask what happens in 2012. if that temporary position might become a permanent. >> there is one industry is expected to explode with jobs. americans are looking to trim the trees. jane king has the bloomberg business report. good morning to you. >> a lot of people in the holiday spirit.
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consumers will spend $6 billion on decorations this year. that includes tall inflatable santa clauses. americans are spending money on real trees and fake trees. investors continued to eye what is going on in europe. stock futures are shrugging that off and looking flat for the start of things. yes today was it a higher rate for stocks -- today it was a higher day for stocks. natural-gas for a career change. the production of natural gas will support 870,000 u.s. jobs in the next four years. exelon offering to increase the amount of wind by 1/3.
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douglas kansas said the state is concerned with the merger would be satisfied if exelon committed power from renewable sources. it is more than six times what exelon is proposing. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> more men playing mr. mom at home. >> the number of men still a home with kids is on the rise. day is your lucky day if your name is jim. >> just call me jim. >> ok, jim. >> the countdown for christmas is on on "today." the hottest items are flying off
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the shelves. get the best deals and find out how on the "today" show. >> one family is thankful for it little boys bravery. >> i was just running back and forth. i wasn't afraid of nothing. >> how he found help after his grandfather became ill while hunting. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think should be done to prevent dog attacks from happening in our community? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. ♪
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>> a little boy is being credited for saving his grandfather. >> it was up to the boy to help. >> show me how you called your mother. >> it was working so a push that button. >> so you press the button. >> i press the camera button. >> the board recorded this video -- the boy recorded this video. >> what you afraid of -- what were you afraid of? >> i wasn't afraid of anything. >> he redoubled his parents phone number. all are thankful for the little guys bravery. 5:26.
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56 degrees on tv hill. violence erupts within occupy baltimore. >> the mayor will be sworn in today for first full term of office. i am kim dacey live with the details. >> an incident of friendly fire in anne arundel county. an officer was shot while assisting in an arrest. >> we have some rain to talk about. >> a few extra minutes needed for your morning commute. the roads are wet.
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let the marathon begin! for a limited time buy select seating and get 15% back, at ikea, the life improvement store. >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. >> it is a bit of a trade off
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this morning. temperatures will be mild. we will make it into the 60's this afternoon. we have some light rain this morning. it is enough to slow down the drive time. most of the rain is up in baltimore and harford counties. it is dry in baltimore city. off and on rain showers today. most of the rain will be light. we will make it up to 62. the average high temperature is 48. it will feel like winter by the end of the week. it will get much colder and we could see some snow. >> we start in anne arundel county near prince george's county. this accident happened around 10:00 p.m. last night. northbound route 3 remains blocked at 450. this is an overturned gasoline tanker.
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the cleanup process continues. in annapolis near route 50, another accident still in the process of being cleared. north and southbound 97 looking pretty good. everything checking out ok on the j.f.x. southbound in to tell. south on the harrisburg expressway, 55 miles per hour. a pretty smooth ride. but the roads are wet. try to leave little earlier. this is 50. east and westbound traffic not affected by that accident. this is traffic near i-95 south of the beltway. southbound traffic is starting to build. you can see the roads are wet. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> jack johnson is expected to be sentenced today for shaking down developers and collecting
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bribes worth several hundred thousand dollars. he pleaded guilty in may. the mayor will be sworn in this morning for first full term in office. >> kim dacey is live details -- is live downtown with details. >> the inauguration takes place here at the war memorial plaza. they have some things set up for the ceremony. nearly two years ago, the mayor took over the top job in the city after sheila dixon design -- resigned. this will start her first full term in office. she will receive her oath from frank conaway, the clerk of circuit court. 11 news caught up with the mayor for a preview of what her speech will focus on.
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>> the theme of the speech, the inauguration, is baltimore, a great place to grow. my administration is focusing on ways that we can make sure that baltimore is a vibrant, thriving, growing city for the future. >> the rest of the city council will also be sworn this week, at thursday. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a jury continues deliberations in the trial of bob ehrlich's aide paul schurick. he's accused of suppressing the black vote with robocalls. his story was not believable. the defense claims the state has failed to prove their case. >> a police officer is recovering after he was hit by friendly fire. the shooting is being investigated as an accident. the officer was assisting in the arrest of vernon jackson.
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that is what a gun discharged by mistake. >> it is a quiet neighborhood. it is a great neighborhood for families. i'm devastated that something like this could go one right here. >> the injured officer was hit in the arm. money and recover t 2 marijuana from the home. this person is behind bars after being caught impersonating a baltimore city police officer. the tories say he revealed a gun which went off during a struggle. no word on how we obtained that city police windbreaker. >> and arrest in a stabbing in downtown baltimore. police arrested desiree nicholson after they said she
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picked a woman in the stomach and then stabbed her in the arm and thigh. investigators believe a dispute over a cat prompted the violence. police say charles duckett was last seen at the triadelphia reservoir. seven searching the reservoir but so far no sign of him. >> a fire in northwest baltimore was ruled accidental. an unattended tea pot caused the fire. firefighters were on the scene friday night and they say there were heavy flames on the fourth floor. approximate 50 units have to be evacuated. residents have since been led in. >> there is a smell. i have that on my windows.
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i have my fans going. >> nobody was injured. >> dozens turned out for a meeting about how dog attacks are handled in baltimore city. there was a recent attack at patterson park involving two pit bulls. police assured concerned neighbors they are cracking down on dogs running loose, issuing a 10 citations in patterson park since that attack. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think should be done to prevent dog attacks from happening in our community? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 5:36. 56 degrees on tv hill. it is that time of year.
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have you gotten your flu vaccine? >> rice, a source of arsenic? >> we're dealing with what roads for your morning commute. we are tracking two
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>> welcome back. good morning. a mild start on this tuesday morning. 58 degrees downtown. you can see a few raindrops. we have some light rain and sprinkles. it is not heavy rain. most of the heavy stuff is around frederick. sprinkles around baltimore and back into harford and cecil
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counties. often on rain showers. it will be a mild afternoon. temperatures around 62. big changes on the way later this week temperature-wise. will check it seven-day forecast when i come back in just a few minutes. >> a new study of pregnant women suggests that race continues to be a source of arsenic. >> the chemical occurs naturally in soil. researchers found arsenic levels higher in those who consumed race in the two days before the sample was taken. obese patients are likely to beat a colon cancer diagnosis. the risk of dying from colon cancer was a 35% higher than those who were obese.
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experts say the best thing patients can do to lower their risk from dying from colon cancer is to keep their weight down and to keep their diet under control. higher number of americans have gotten a flu shot this year. >> more than a third of adults and children have been vaccinated against the flow. pregnant women have rolled up their sleeves this year. flu activity remained slow but experts say they do not expect to see many cases until january or february. it is not too late to get yours. 5:41. 56 degrees on tv hill. we will check the ravens win. >> christmas is just 19 days
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away. we will give you tips on how to decorate your homes. >> this is 95 north of 43. volume is picking up but things are moving smoothly.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. the roads or little wet. you can expect reduced speeds -- the roads are a little wet. the ramp to eastbound 50 -- watch for an delays. that ramp is blocked. closures remain in effect from an accident that occurred last night at northbound route 3. that is blocked in the northbound direction. there is an overturned a gasoline tanker still being cleared. in terms of delays, not doing
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too poorly. trawling through the glen burnie area. up to speed on the north and west side. we will check some of our cameras beginning on route 50 in annapolis. watch for that accident on the ramp to eastbound 50. this is traffic in the white marsh area. southbound traffic continues to move well. it is building in volume. 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. good morning. >> good morning. moving along nicely on the rails. no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. mattress subway on schedule. no major bus delays at this hour. i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> thank you. we have a lot to talk about today. big changes in the temperatures coming up.
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first let's say good morning to ava marie. >> good morning. christmas only 19 days away. you still have time to get out and decorate your home. you said you have your own tree garden. >> i do. i have the dickens village. -- you have your own training garden. this is something you can do that adds a lot of detail. >> some of these have little church and some folks caroling around. my big village has over 40 houses and has a different schools and hospitals and all kinds of boarding houses. >> guys did not sell the trains here -- you guys do not sell the
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trains here but you sell the accessories. baltimore has a huge tradition of train gardens. >> i went with the old english village. there is also christmas in the city which i wish i had started. you can go with the north pole series and a lot more of the santa claus and reindeer. >> i even saw a christmas story theme one. this is so neat. i can see moss has been added. incredible amount of detail. you can work on it every year. >> would make bridges out of branches outside. -- we make bridge's outer branches outside.
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>> so realistic. you have all this at valley view farms as you get ready for the christmas holiday. we see showers across the area. scattered to the north and west. the road to could be weet. we'll go back to tony. >> i am not building anything like that. that is awesome, that christmas display. >> we saw this back in october. >> thank you. good holiday suggestions. we have the battle of the air masses. we have the arctic air in the central part of the country and the mild air on the east coast. together, they bump
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you get showers. 55 in parkton. the average high temperature today is 48. we have some scattered rain showers. most of this is a light rain. it will not be steady. i think it will be with us through the day today. off and on rain showers. eight high temperature around 62. rain showers are likely again tonight -- a high temperature around 62. things will change tomorrow. we will stay in the rain but the temperature will be much cooler. then we will watch this area of low pressure travel along the front. the arctic air will catch up to the right and we could get a bit of a situation late wednesday night into thursday morning. i think the rain is going to changeover to snow. will end early between 4:00 a.m.
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and 7:00 a.m. you could see some snow early on thursday morning. i think the temperatures will stay above freezing. we will watch that situation for late wednesday night and early thursday morning. a high near 44. we will stay in the 40's through the weekend. it doesn't dry for the ravens game this weekend. wet and mild for the next couple of days and then the cold their catches up to us. >> 56 degrees on tv hill. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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we need a sofa. something i can stretch out on! ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater?
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how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin! for a limited time buy select seating and get 15% back, at ikea, the life improvement store.
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>> time to get to one of your answers to our watercooler question of the day.
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>> this morning we asked -- what do you think should be done to prevent dog attacks from happening in our community? >> keep sending us 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, wbaltv.com. >> good morning. it is it easy to say the ravens rough up the browns, but the browns are terrible. anytime you dominic your opponent, -- anytime you dominate your opponent, cheers. another look at the win. [cheers] >> ray rice running left. is at the 30 and he is pulled out short of the 45 yard line. >> ray rice straight ahead. he lunges.
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touchdown, ravens! his ninth running touchdown of the season. ray rice running left. 50, 40, 30 of the browns, 15, pushed out of bounds inside the 10-yard line. stint reds on for the ravens -- instant red zone. touchdown curriculums. -- ricky williams. mcfee, the rookie out of mississippi state. sack number 5. one man to beat. no flags down. lardarius webb takes it to the house for the ravens third
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touchdown of the afternoon. they'll head to the locker room and then back to baltimore with their ninth win of the season. >> that was fun to watch. >> the colts come to town. >> a dispute over free speech. >> think you're in the clear after having chickenpox? a painful rash could redevelop down the road. >> pepys million dollars pulp -- look at this million dollar pile up. >> there could be some snow in a couple of days. >> that rain is impacting your morning rush. we have an accident in annapolis and some closures.
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>> it is inauguration date for baltimore's mayor. >> president obama says the middle-class deserves a break. plant he says will keep $1,000 in your pocket. >> a baltimore community in fear after a series of dog attacks. >> how long will the rain stick around? [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today.

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