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temperature, they're ready for a pleasant sense of deja vu. [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. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> i hope the rain is not clear to ruin things. >> it will be as warm as yesterday. we'll have some raindrops to contend with. this will not be a steady rain. we have some light rain along the 95 corridor and up in harford county. not a big deal but give yourself a few extra minutes. 50 degrees compared to the average high temperature of 42. we should make it back into the 60's this afternoon. we should make it up to 65.
we will come back and check the seven day forecast going into the weekend. first we say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. we have an accident on dundalk avenue and eastern avenue. some of fire activity in essex on eastern avenue. you may find some closures and delays. getting better through the construction zone on the inner loop at the curtis creek drawbridge. outer loop is where you have the two-way traffic pattern so you're able to get by with a delay on the inner loop. moving well down from 795. the rest of the roadways are shaping up pretty well despite the drizzle. 11 minutes to travel on 95 south down towards 32. this is the harrisburg expressway at padonia road and
checking out just fine all the way down to the beltway. this is greenspring. no problems to report on the j.f.x. into town. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a federal grand jury has indicted a man on charges of stalking his ex-wife for the past five years. prosecutors say david richards began threatening to kill his ex-wife 15 years after they divorced. he could be sentenced to five years in prison. a man will spend the next 30 years in prison. davon brown pleaded guilty to a murder back in 2010. then and his cousin loured man by ordering food. he pleaded guilty and was
sentenced to 30 years with all but 18 years suspended. the results are in from the florida primary and it was a big night for mitt romney. >> he leads with 46% of the vote. nude gingrich comes in second. kate amara has more with what happens now. good morning. >> good morning. all four candidates are moving on to the seven contests in the month of february. mitt romney has a political momentum on his side. >> mitt, mitt, mitt, mitt! mitt, mitt, mitt, mitt! >> thank you so much. >> a huge win for mitt romney in florida. a double-digit routing of top rival newt gingrich. romney took nearly half the vote in the republican primary. >> and when we gather back here in tampa seven months from now for our convention, ours -- [cheers] ours will be a united party with a winning ticket for america.
[cheers] >> according to exit polls, romney picked up support from florida's older voters, hispanics, and those looking for electability. on the flip side, women abandoned newt gingrich in droves. but the former speaker says he has no plans to drop out. >> we are going to contest every place and we are going to win, and we will be in tampa as the nominee in august. [cheers} >> gingrich says the florida returns prove it's a two-man race for the nomination. try telling that to rick santorum and ron paul. >> and we've only gotten started. now the counting really occurs. >> the next step, nevada. the four candidates are gearing up for saturday's republican caucus. >> where i think we're going to have a little different result then what we saw in florida. [cheers] >> starting today, mitt romney will receive secret service protection after his campaign requested it. in washington, i'm kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news.
back to you. >> thank you. have a good day. governor martin o'malley will lay out his agenda in his state of the state address. jennifer franciotti is live with a preview. >> thank you. aides say the governor was still writing that address as of last night. in his speech, he is expected to talk about higher taxes, specifically the gas tax, which would phase in the state sales tax over the next three years. it is a tax the governor is expected to say is necessary to pay for road and bridge projects. other topics -- job creation. he will talk about that gas tax proposal. same-sex marriage, which is part of his legislative agenda. offshore wind energy off the coast of ocean city. and a ban on new septic systems that the governor believes would reduce pollution in the bay. the speech is expected to start today at noon and it should last for about 40 minutes. you can see live right here on wbal-tv.
>> the governor was testifying in support of this same sex marriage bill before a standing- room-only crowd. > we all want the same thing for our children -- the opportunity to live in loving, caring, committed, and stable homes, protected equally under the law. talking about two different things. >> they hope the bill will pass this year. >> both drivers in last weekend's deadly crash were under the influence. both brittany ann walker and terry davis had alcohol in their system. walker and davis as klaus two teenage passengers were killed in the crash. >> police have identified a
suspect who led police on a pursuit. 26-year-old monpeet chona was shot during a confrontation on annapolis road. this began about 2:00 a.m. when he went through a traffic stop and crashed a car and stole a police cruiser when officers stopped to investigate. he and three other suspects led police on another chase that ended in a south baltimore shopping center were officers shot and killed him. >> it is believed that the suspect is the same individual police.as shot by police officers did recover a hammer from the vehicle. >> monpeet chona later died at shock trauma. >> 55 degrees on tv hill.
>> good morning. we're back with a live view from the skycam. it is currently 54 degrees. some rain chances as we move through the day. i am live at the studio. we have some visitors from havre de grace from the arts by the bay gallery and you'll have our work on display and for sale. you are part of the gallery and you submit your work as well. your photography. this is beautiful. >> thank you. we have a lot of photography at
the gallery as well as everything else we have there. friday night we will have our reception and it will be from 7:00 until 9:00 at havre de grace. we would love for everybody to come out. >> we have some pictures we want to show of the gallery to give an idea of what you have on display. you are including artists from harford county. >> we will open it up to anybody who wants to submit to be in the gallery. >> the artists helped run the gallery and they get to showcase their work. >> they have to come in and serve some time and they get to submit their work and we have four times a year it reception, and they have a great time. >> the information is up on your screen. the friday reception begins at
7:00 p.m. sounds like a beautiful place. we will have all morning long. there are some showers across the area, south of the interstate. we will go back to tony. this artwork, she took these photos while she was in key west. >> what a neat concept. you have to trade out your time working at the gallery. >> it is a neat concept. >> thank you, ava. weather-wise, it will be about the same temperature-wise as yesterday but not as nice because we will throw in some clouds and some showers. we have some light rain in some neighborhoods right now. give yourself a couple of extra minutes. we have high pressure off the
coast. a cold front moving in from ohio. you can see the temperatures drop off into the 20's behind that front. that colder air will start to slide in tomorrow. you can see the rain showers extend back into ohio. we have a chance for a shower through early tonight. 50 at the airport right now. 52 in westminster. a mild start for us. we should make it into the 60's today with a variable clouds. 40% chance for a rain shower. the average high is 42. the record is 75. we will not break any recds but it still will be nice. mostly cloudy skies tonight and a chance for some showers as the
front goes through. we will drop into the 40's tonight. we will keep the chance for rain early on thursday. more seasonable into the weekend. 46 on friday. thickening clouds on saturday. some precipitation on super bowl sunday. a cold rain and maybe some snow flakes mixed in with a high near 39. 6:15. >> good morning. a few things to watch for. the rain could impact your ride this morning. a few extra minutes could help. we are tracking an accident on dundalk avenue. speeds are improving along the curtis creek drawbridge. inner loop at the curtis creek drawbridge is closed. out not on 395 towards 95, speeds around 29 miles per hour.
the north side checks out just fine. a bit of a delay around baltimore national pike. this is traffic on 95 at the fort mchenry. looking pretty good down towards the tunnel. this is the key bridge. problem free as those delays are dissipating. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. hillary clinton says the u.s. supports the arab league's efforts to end the violence in syria. syrian leaders were bringing their country to the brink of civil war, said hillary clinton. new york city commercial building -- police found an extensive marijuana growing facility. police confiscated more than 800 plants from inside the bronx
building. each floor of the building was used in a different phase of the distribution and growing. atc agent is accused of stealing several ipads from a passenger luggage. he was arrested this week after several still ipads were discovered at his home. he allegedly took them when it going through luggage in a closed room. he has been placed on administrative leave. >> the struggling economy has forced many young adults to move back in with mom and dad. that does not mean you can claim them on your taxes. a qualifying dependent must be 19 or under by the end of the year.
claiming the child as a call find relatives might work if the adult child earned less than the amount of the personal exemption. you may be able to make a more informed decision the next time you visit a vending machine. it updates the nutritional information despite reflect what products are in the machine. five hunter will be tested around the country by april -- 500. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. how much time do you spend thinking about the nutritional content of the items when you visit a vending machine? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. tens of millions of birth control pills are being recalled. moms are under pressure to buy bread names over generics for their babies. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> a new survey reveals mothers
feel pressure to still buy expensive baby brands. 30% are willing to buy store brands for their babies. mattel has hiked prices in january. mattel expects those factors to rise this year. facebook's ipo back in the news. they are expected to file paperwork with the sec today. they plan to raise $5 billion through the sale. the bloomberg maryland index a touch lower on losses for the co-star group. pfizer recalling a generic
version of birth control pills. women on the pills at risk for pregnancy. pfizer has not received any reports of adverse health consequences. i am a jane king at the new york stock exchange for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 6:20. 55 degrees on tv hill. an early morning accident that several of details about. >> the biggest story in football is about a player who is not playing in the big game. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. one accident of note along dundalk avenue at eastern avenue. a bit of a delay on 395 towards 95. speeds around 43 miles per hour. 44 at baltimore national pike. up to speed on the north side in the outer loop. so far so good on the 83's this morning. 795 moving well out of the police mills area. this is 95 at the fort mchenry. picking up in volume in through
the tunnels. moving well at the harbor tunnel. a smooth start at the key bridge. you have to wait traffic in the outer loop and moving much better now. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. we have some light rain to contend with. not a big deal. there are some scattered showers. some sprinkles around baltimore. nothing of any consequence. nice and mild. upper 40's and low 50's. we should be able to make it into the 60's again today. 62 to 67. variable clouds. we will keep the 40% chance for a rain shower in the forecast. we will come back and check the forecast for super bowl weekend. here's a keith mills with sports. >> thank you. good morning. it is not often that media day
gets upstaged. it did yesterday. tom brady and eli manning were the stars of media day. peyton manning dominated the spotlight and the headlines. he's coming off three neck surgery is. he said retirement now is not an option. >> i have no plans doing that. the downtown is rocking. the weather is awesome. it is fund to be part of that. i am proud my brother is playing in the game. >> he is due a bonus of $20 million. you can take the over or under a long it takes kelly clarkson to
sing the national anthem. whether madonna will wear a hat at any time during her halftime show. or will she pull a janet jackson? one not on the list is how many shots they showed tom brady city on the sideline. we count down to super bowl and ozzie newsome and john harbaugh will hold their state of the ravens press conference at 2:00 p.m. today. good high school basketball last night. john carroll played at archbishop spalding. spalding in the white. here is the steal and slam. john carroll to rodney kelly jr. his father was a standout. justin jennifer.
john carroll wins. i remember him plank and that was fun --i remember him playing and that was fun. >> to maryland prisoners have access to your social security information? >> the government will give his state of the state address. we will have a preview. >> you might think twice about working for a bus company. that story is coming up. >> we're previewing artwork from >> we're previewing artwork from harford county this
>> 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. what happened to winter? i'm not complaining. >> yes, you are. >> old man winter is in the bahamas.
he may come back this weekend. 65 is what we are expecting today. today we have some rain showers to contend with. light rain this morning. upper 40's and low 50's right now. i think there will be a break around lunchtime. we will check the forecast for super bowl weekend in just a few minutes. >> the governor looks to the future as he lays out his plan for maryland in this morning's state of the state addressed. >> jennifer franciotti joins us in the studio for a preview. >> in his speech, he is expected to talk about higher taxes, specifically the gas tax, which would phase in the state sales tax over the next three years. it is a tax the governor is expected to say is necessary to pay for road and bridge projects. other topics -- job creation. he will talk about that gas tax proposal. same-sex marriage, which is part of his legislative agenda. offshore wind energy off the
coast of ocean city. and a ban on new septic systems that the governor believes would reduce pollution in the bay. the speech is expected to start today at noon and it should last for about 40 minutes. you concealed live on wbal tv or streaming live on our website, wbaltv.com. >> police are investigating a incident that turned deadly in baltimore county. this happened on larkfield road. no word on the condition or what sparked the violence. it is not clear if any charges will be filed. >> maryland inmates have access to sensitive information like social security numbers all participating in a work study program. the software was supposed to block out patients' social security numbers but not all
them were blacked out. only three forms were affected and the inmates no longer process claims. >> a top u.s. education official comes to baltimore to pitch a student loan forgiveness program. students were urged to consider the program which promises to forgive loans if they agree to work in public service after graduation. >> we have too many students who are leaving college with debt they cannot afford to pay back, much less the burden of debt that you can afford to pay back. but the difficulty of watching that paycheck every single month to make sure those ends meet. >> for more on the program, visit our website, wbaltv.com and click on education alert. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning.
sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we are tracking an accident along dundalk avenue. this is that eastern avenue. watch for possible delays. 38 miles per hour on the west side outer loop. building in volume past seven not-- 795. the j.f.x. continues to move smoothly. this is traffic at 140. this is the beltway as it approaches reisterstown road. we're not seeing any delays there appeared things start to slop around liberty on the west side -- things start to slop around liberty. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie joins us live and talking about a great artist exhibit in havre de grace. >> good morning.
i can wait to visit. the arts by the bay gallery. i'm here with debbie and you're with the gallery. you have a reception you're having a friday night to talk about the new exhibit. >> we will have mosaics as well as the photography and the paintings and the oil's and the pottery and the jewelry. >> a lot to see. i want to showcase this mosaic. this is beautiful. >> this is by jane. she did a lovely one by the ravens. she would take a commission for that. it was stunning. >> i can imagine everybody's ears perking up. >> you can contact the gallery online www.artsbythebay.com.
>> you're having a reception on friday from 7:00 until 9:00 in havre de grace. you can come to the event and see the art work. 10% of the work will go to a charity. >> we have orhors d'oeuvers. >> we will talk more in a few minutes. the seven-day forecast is showing mild conditions today. we have a slight chance for rain and chances for rain tomorrow. temperatures will be dropping into the 40's. we could talk about the possibility of light wintry mix this weekend. they have brought some cupcakes this morning and they are
beautiful. they're featured on the food network. only if you guys behave, especially tony. >> is that a picture of captain kangaroo? right behind you. >> no, that's not captain kangaroo. i think it is john collins. >> we will hold you to the cupcakes. 6:36. 55 degrees on tv hill. an amazing dog has some new tricks. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. how much time do you spend thinking about the nutritional content of the items when you visit a vending machine? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to email@example.com.
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says he has no plans to drop out. the four remaining candidates are gearing up for nevada's caucus. both drivers in last weekend's deadly crash were under the influence. we're told 19-year-old brittany ann walker and 55-year-old terry davis had alcohol in their systems. walker and davis as wallace two teenage passengers were all killed in a crash. you may be able to make a more informed opinion the next time you visit a vending machine. a device links with the system and updates the nutritional information display. 500 of these machines will be tested around the country by
april. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- how much time do you spend thinking about the nutritional content of the items when you visit a vending machine? >> we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. getting busy at the bay bridge. we have an accident on the westbound side. there are some delays beating up to maryland 8.
we will keep you posted. dundalk avenue and eastern avenue, we still have an accident being cleared. as far as delays, 27 miles per hour on the west side and that begins at 795. a bit of a backup on 795 south as you make your approach to the beltway. that is a mess, leading up to the bay bridge. the accident is taking up the right lane of the bay bridge westbound. we switch over to the white marsh area. a bit heavier at the 895 split. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava updates us on some beautiful our work from havre de grace. >> we're previewing artwork by the arts by the bay gallery. there will be new exhibit on friday.
you participate in the gallery. thank you for coming here this morning. i love the story behind your jewelry. >> my family always had lots of jewelry. as i went through their things after they passed, i have my signetrandfathers' ring. my stuff is made of fine silver. it is a precious metal. >> you are wearing one of your pieces, a dragonfly necklace. >> this took about two weeks to make. >> your jewelry will be available at the reception on friday. people can get them
personalized. >> this is called art with a heart. we put the children's names on them. um are the full family. -- some are the full family. >> these are local artists, images around havre de grace and harford county. >> we have the white house were lots of weddings ocher -- light house. >> 10% of proceeds goes to a group that helps with sexual violence. that is a great organization. the information is up on the screen. the exhibit is on this friday
from 7:00 until 9:00. you can go to www.artsbythebaygallery.com to get more information about the gallery. there are some showers around. the worst is heading east of baltimore. we could have more range chances today. -- we could have more rain chances today. >> it is beautiful jewelry. you have cupcakes and jewelry. you cannot do better than that. >> you behave, tony. >> then i get a cupcake. everything is handmade. you should check it out. ava will talk more during the 7:00 a.m. hour. we have some light rain to
contend with. most is in the eastern suburbs right now. we're watching a cold front move through. that will trigger some more rain and cool things off. some of that colder air will slide in towards maryland over the next few days. this is the first batch. there is more upstream. this is not going to be a steady rain. you will probably get some sunshine to break through the cloud deck. it is already mild, upper 40's and low 50's. we will forecast a high of 65 today. the average high temperature is 42. we will not break a record.
the record is 75. tonight, maybe a couple of rain showers. temperatures will drop back into the 40's. it could be some rain leftover in the morning tomorrow. friday looks like a nice day. clouds thicken up on saturday. a chance for a cold rain on a super bowl summit with temperatures in the 30's -- on superbowl sunday. >> the governor is hours away from laying out his agenda for the next year. jennifer franciotti joins us live in the studio with a preview. good morning. >> expect to hear a lot about higher taxes. a tax the governor is expected to say is necessary to pay for
road and bridge projects. other topics include offshore wind energy off the coast of ocean city and a ban on septic systems that would reduce pollution at the bay. >> thank you. here is matt lauer with a look at what is coming up next on the "today" show. >> good morning. mitt romney wins big in florida 's presidential primary. governor romney will join us this morning. warm weather breaking records across the country. what is happening? a growing obsession in hollywood. some older stars are turning to human growth hormones. brad pitt will be live in our
>> i did not see that one. i want to trade. >> we are fighting over the nutritional content. >> we will talk about traffic. some good news westbound on 50 at the bay bridge. we have an accident in pasadena. another problem on southbound 295 at the beltway. an accident at pratt street and another the west side outer loop. we will update 50 at the bay bridge. a quick check of 95 in white marsh. moving pretty well as to get towards the beltway. >> rock, paper, scissors. if you're my brother, i would stick my finger in it right now.
let's look at the seven-day forecast. 65 today. a chance for a few rain showers. rain is not going to be a big deal. temperatures will be in the 60's. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> he is touching me. [laughter] >> follow breaking news and weather any time at wbaltv.com, and stay connected with us on facebook and twitter.