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around 51. will come back and talk about the possibility of some rain and snow tomorrow. >> good morning. we continue to run smoothly on the north side over towards providence. a nice start on the west side, 52 miles per hour. 70 looking good in from 29. traveling across the creek key bridge and the curtis creek drawbridge. 63 traveling southbound on 95 and moving well down towards the fort mchenry. at the key bridge, but so far so good. we switch over to traffic in the area of the fort mchenry. southbound traffic, no problems reported. harbor tunnel traffic, equally
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smooth. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a new online crime reporting system is set to begin in baltimore this spring. >> it should save the city some money. kim dacey is live to explain how works. >> the bill was introduced last night. the program is already in the works. the city is preparing an online crime reporting website. the idea is to make it easier to get a police report and to report minor crime. brennan scott believes it will cut down on frustration for citizens while allowing police officers to operate more efficiently. the site will be similar to others. the site will have a screening process to weed out fraud. in some cases, an officer will
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still respond in person. >> this is a way for us to continue to make our government more efficient. >> police plan to roll out this new website in the spring. you will be able to access it through the existing department website. you still have the option to dial 911 for any crime. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> an alford plea from a homeless man in the stabbing death of a woman. a man killed a woman. he is expected to be sentenced tomorrow. he was arrested in mississippi last april. >> a man is dead following a shooting in east baltimore. police were called to east
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street. and ensor no arrests have been made. police on the lookout for gunmen who reportedly shot a man on street mondayre streicter afternoon. >> a trial gets underway. julius henson -- prosecutors claimed he tried to affect the african american vote with a robocall. he argues the charges or on constitutional and the case against him should be thrown out. >> another tuesday, another chance for republicans to cast ballots. colorado and minnesota hold their caucuses today.
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kate amara has more. >> today's face-off is a fight over social conservatives. another grab for db delegates with caucuses in colorado and minnesota today. >> sounds to me like the cause of liberty is alive and well in minnesota. >> it is a chance for mitt romney to solidify his front runner status. >> it is his time for him to get out of the way. >> it is an opportunity for rick santorum to rise in the standings. he largely skipped florida and nevada to campaign aggressively, laying the groundwork and blanketing the state's with heavy criticism of mitt romney. >> mitt romney is dead wrong on the most important issue of the
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day. >> newt gingrich even praised santorum's strategy. >> i think he will have a pretty good day to more and he will earn it. he came to minnesota and missouri and colorado and for him that was the right decision. >> newt gingrich is only a caucus candidate today. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> you can follow the candidates on the politics page of our website, wbaltv.com. >> propose legislation would allow table games in maryland casinos. it would allow a casino to be built in prince george's county. it would increase the amount of money they would receive. voters will have to approve the
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table game and the new casino location in november. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. would you support expanding gambling at slots parlors to include table games, like blackjack and roulette? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 40 degrees on tv hill. the texas teenager was found not guilty of killing her father. >> the parents of three of virginia students face criminal charges this morning. >> this is the beltway at the b- w parkway. it is a chilly morning.
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>> welcome back. 43 degrees downtown. much colder in the suburbs. we don't expect any precipitation today. 30 in parkton. 31 and taneytown. it will be pretty nice today. a mixture of sun and clouds. high temperature around 51. things will change tomorrow. we have some rain and snow in the forecast. >> thank you. brutal details are being released about the son of a missing ito will let them were killed over the weekend. they had severe injuries to their head. they died from carbon monoxide poisoning. their father set the house on fire.
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a texas teenage girl is found not guilty after admitting she killed her own father. there was no dispute that she shot her father while she slept. attorneys argued it was in self- defense. the jury agreed. they said the threat of physical violence justified the killing. >> an entire staff of an elementary school was replaced. the replacement staff has already been trained. there'll be an investigation. parents of three virginia elementary students are charged with their children's excessive tardiness and face a $3 doll,000 fine.
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the kids have reportedly been late to school about 30 times this year. last year there were tardy 30 times. >> coming up, how much money lovebirds are expected to shell out this valentine's day. >> drastic changes for the hotel industry. >> sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we're updating you on
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together.
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>> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. it is moving well around the area. we're checking the harrisburg expressway around padonia. 66 down towards the beltway northeast. everything looks great on the j.f.x. into town. moving well at baltimore national pike. 64 south on 95 from the white marsh area. 62 through the glen burnie area. 295 looks great. everything running smoothly on 95 through howard county. a nice start out there. this is the key bridge. running smoothly to and from the curtis creek drawbridge. this is the area of the fort mchenry. southbound traffic moving without delay. there is some frost on your windshield this morning. we're running smoothly once you get on the roads.
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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. we have a 20-minute delay on the light rail. on time service on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. the 36 bus not stopping at washington boulevard and monroe because of construction. now back to tony pann. >> we're off to another quiet start. we have a few clouds. 35 at the airport. 31 in taneytown. a couple of degrees warmer than it was yesterday at this time. we'll have mostly sunny skies for most of the day. we will be watching this storm out in the midwest. we will have a mix of light rain and snow.
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today will be nice. temperatures between 48 and 53 degrees. tonight, partly cloudy skies and chilly. temperatures drop back into the 30's. watching a storm system passing south of us tomorrow. we will be on the northern fringe of the precipitation shield. i think it will be dry in the morning. i think north of baltimore, it now. be mostly so i think the roads will be fine. about an inch of accumulation that to come to an end early tomorrow night. almost exactly like what happened on saturday. tomorrow morning's rush hour should be fine. thursday and friday, it clears
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up with temperatures in the 40's. we could do it again on saturday. maybe a coastal storm on saturday. >> drastic changes today for the hotel industry. cards. away with made carid >> take a good look while you still count -- those bulky housekeeping carts are on the way out. >> never see a room being cleaned with the door propped open. >> those small bottles of toiletries will be replaced by refillable dispensers.
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they are being more appealing to the younger business traveler. >> they are changing the design of the lobby. it is warm with carriages and you can plug in your ipod. >> over one-third of the business travelers are between 18 and 44 and do not like sitting in hotel rooms. >> we want to provide a space for them to work. >> the changes are already under blais inway. >> every table has a plug-in. it is about staying connected. we do not have maids. we have stylers.
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>> one hotel offer that bridges the ages -- free wifi. >> many are doing away with bathtub's as well. americans will shell out more than $17 billion with an average this valentine's day. the average man will spend twice as much as the average womean. most will head to discount stores for their shopping. retailers are expected to grab special deals in the stores. the battle of the sexes continues. who does what better? the recession hit male dominated fields.
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we will let you decide. checkout our slide show. you are speaking better than me this morning. >> we spend twice as much on valentine's. trying to get some sympathy. car buyers getting approved in last time it takes to tiger shoe your shoes. jane king has the bloomberg business report. we're finding is amazing about the car financing. >> i just use velcro. easiest thing to do. we have been talking for several months about this foreclosure investigation. the state attorneys general and it has to do with disclosures over faulty documents being
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used to seize homes. this is not over. more than 40 states or in support of a settlement. we do not know which states are on board. california and new york are two of the holdouts. we will see if something happens today. credit was tight to buy a car at three years ago. lenders are proving car buyers in 30 seconds or less. verizon has a deal. the droid 4 will go on sale with a two-year agreement. buy one, get one free. future's very quiet, flat this morning.
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we're focused again on the debt crisis in greece. valentine's day is one week from today. women do not want sexy lingerie. men usually by the wrong size. the most hated gift is a household appliance. women don't want to be reminded of house work on that day. that is pretty good advice. >> take the ironing board back. >> i got a vacuum cleaner this year. >> a new store is opening inside a hospital in baltimore. >> build-a-bear. everybody is there smiling. build-a-bear is coming to sinai by the end of the month.
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walmart is stepping up its game in fighting obesity. >> thank you, jane. 40 degrees on tv hill. some protesters are met with a move against the movement.
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>> protesters met at city hall in oakland. >> have more on the message to the movement. >> they stood in silent protest and they say oakland is being addressed by many of the demonstrators. >> this fringe element is like nihilism.
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they are destroying a children's art. the message has gotten defused. >> there were about to start their own protests and began shouting. >> i am not a taxpayer. >> you are going to get opposition. >> they expected the verbal confrontation. they hope to keep holding these demonstrations weekly. they say the occupy protesters have called over $5 million in lost business and police overtime. >> i've had the windows of my bank broken into and had graffiti on those businesses. >> a number are standing on stage with us. >> there were protesting with
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heavy-handed tactics by police. they were using a loudspeaker system without a permit. >> you have four minutes to comply. >> they are trying to quash occupy oakland. >> people found it disruptive. >> very interesting. 5:27. 40 degrees on tv hill. >> finding the jury selection difficult in the case against george huguely. >> people in baltimore will be able to report minor crime online. >> it is clear and chilly this morning. we have rain and snow in the forecast. >> an accident in
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>> 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. something is brewing. >> it could be something similar to this weekend with a mix of rain and snow. today will be fine. right now the skies are clear. we will make it up to 51 today. we should see plenty of sunshine. we will detail the snow in just a few minutes. >> one reported accident in westminster in the area of malcolm drive. police possibly responding at that scene.
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65 on southbound 83 from mount carmel. that continues to move well once you get down to the j.f.x. into town. 65 on southbound 95 out of the white marsh area. 67 as you make your approach to 32. this is 83 at york road. no problems coming down from the parkton region. this is 795 at franklin boulevard. you may want to consider this an alternate to 140. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> people in baltimore city will soon have an easy way to report minor crimes. >> the city plans to have an on- line reporting service. it should save the city some money. kim dacey has more details.
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>> the bill was introduced to city counsel last night. the program is already in the works. to make easy. it is aggravating to discover you have been the victim of a crime. even more if you have to wait for a patrolman. >> because of the volume of 911 calls, citizens sometimes wait hours to get a simple report to give to insurance companies to get work rendered on property. >> baltimore is preparing to rowlock a website to streamline the process. brandon scott believes it will cut down on frustration for citizens while allowing police officers to operate more efficiently. the site will be similar to pages up and running in neighboring counties. residents can report non-violent
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crimes like abandoned vehicles and even some hit and runs. >> we can get the report and we can begin investigating. >> supporters say the site will have a screening process to rule out fraud. >> i think this is a way for us to continue to make our government more efficient, transparent, and use technology. >> police expect to roll up this website in the spring. you'll be able to access it from the existing department website and you still have the option to call 911 for any crime. >> a life sentence for a former employer of the dentist after she pleaded guilty to murder. shontay hickman admitted to killing dr. albert ro. the attorney said her client
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expressed remorse to the victim's family. >> she realized that there may be a spiritual penalty that lay before as well. she felt bad about her involvement in this. >> after his death, police found shontay hickman had stolen checks from ro and deposited them in her account. a fingerprint led to her cousin. he is in prison on an unrelated homicide. jury deliberations continue in the murder trial of lee stephens. he is accused of killing david mcguinn. prosecutors said david mcguinn was cornered and stabbed back in 2006. among the key evidence, lee stephens's uniform that contains officer david mcguinn's blood.
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>> jury selection continues this morning in the murder trial of george usually -- george huguely. he is accused of killing yeardley love. >> jury selection took longer than expected yesterday appeared the judge extended court hours and will pick things up this morning 30 minutes earlier at 9:00 a.m. the hope is to have the potential jurors in place. there should be a jury with 12 and three alternates. the hope is that this we done by at lunchtime with arguments coming in the afternoon. everything is subject to change. opening arguments could begin wednesday morning.
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we will update things later this afternoon at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. lowell melser reporting. >> you can see pictures from the courthouse in a special extended coverage section of our website, wbaltv.com. >> 5:36. 40 degrees on tv hill. a new way to figure whether a person is headed higher risk for stroke. >> a drug to treat cancer that might lead to drug lobone loss. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. would you support expanding gambling at slots parlors to include table games, like blackjack and roulette? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> there is one accident in westminster this morning. we will check on the rest of the
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>> welcome back. 43 degrees downtown. it will be another nice day. things will change tomorrow. no problems expected today. 34 in york, pennsylvania. 43 in annapolis. we will make it up to 51 this afternoon. mostly sunny skies. we will come back and talk about the possibility of some rain or snow on wednesday. >> a drug that prevents breast cancer in high-risk patients also appears to cause significant bone loss.
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>> it can lower the risk of developing breast cancer by 65%. a study without osteoporosis found those given the drug had three times more bone loss than those given a placebo. doctors can now determine whether a drug will help or harm stroke patients. >> this takes into account a patient's age and glucose level. it was 86% accurate in determining their outcome three months later. this score will help doctors and families make some quick treatment decisions. >> 40 degrees on tv hill. tom brady's wife is creating some controversy.
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keith mills has her comments. up.alentine's day is coming what kind of valentine do you give to an elephant? >> this is traffic on 695 and greenspring avenue this morning. the roads are clear. tony
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we're dealing with an accident in westminster along 140 near
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malcolm drive. police on the scene. we continue to run smoothly. no problems on the j.f.x. into town. a nice start on 95 coming down from the white marsh region. 68 as you approach the 32 in howard county. not dealing with any problems elsewhere. will up to you at greenspring. inner loop traffic towards the j.f.x. is a very light. we switch over to traffic on 795. southbound traffic, perhaps more of volume as folks tried to avoid 140. we will keep you posted. 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. >> moving along nicely on the busses. light rail has a 20-minute
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delay. on time service on the the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. light rail and metro updates are available on demand by phone from 5:00 until 9:00 in the morning at 410-500-4444. that is 410-500-4444. now back to tony pann. >> sounds like he is on a bus himself. we do have some rain and snow to talk about. first we say good morning to ava marie. she has some valentines tips. i am sure you were enjoying this more than you were doing football. where are you this morning? >> we are live at the maryland zoo. the animals like their
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valentine's. i'm here with amy. you have animal in richmond valentine style -- panel in enrichment. >> it begins at 10:30 with chimps, otters, and elephants. lots of special treat throughout the day. >> they are getting a valentine's present. >> will we do is we make them special things like this lovely pink pig. this is for the elephants. this will be filled with treats. we-in the yard -- we hide them in the yard.
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we stuffed the paper with need ig with meat. the lions know not to eat the cardboard. it is like a lion lion p pinata. >> there will be a directory once you come in. >> you are trying to keep the animals stimulated and occupied because they are in a zoo. >> some are more active during the evening and morning hours. you want them moving around during the day. this keeps them from being so bored. we do things throughout the day and the year.
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chance and primates need to be -- chimps and primates need to be enriched during the day. >> a lot happening at the zoo. a storm is down to our south. that will be moving in. we go back to tony in the weather center. >> it may not be a bad idea for some husbands. maybe some prime rib or bacon. stan may not mind. bacon! thank you, ava. we will get more tips. 35 at the airport. 39 degrees in frederick.
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we have mostly clear skies this morning. there are a few high, thin clouds. we will wind up with mostly sunny skies. we're watching a storm system out in the midwest. we will have some wintry type weather tomorrow. mostly sunny is our forecast for today. tonight, partly cloudy skies. chilly but not cold. here's the set up for tomorrow. we will see a low pressure pass to the south of us. we will be on the northern fringe of the precipitation shield. this will comment sometime late in the morning or in the afternoon -- this will come in sometime late in the morning. north of town, we will get some
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accumulations. light snow developing in the afternoon north and west. a mix of rain and snow for baltimore on south. temperatures will be about 32 degrees. the roads should be fine. it should be dry for tomorrow morning's commute. it will be above freezing. thursday and friday, temperatures in the 40's. a mix of rain and snow on saturday and sunday. >> 5:50. 40 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll 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.
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>> time to get to one of your answers to our watercooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- would you support expanding gambling at slots parlors to include table games, like blackjack and roulette? >> this is from mark, not me.
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>> let me know if i read that with the feeling intended. >> there is one more sentence. >> 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. we look ahead to the nfl draft. the fallout from the super bowl continues. there will be a parade for the giants today. tom brady has to deal with some comments made by his wife. was heckled -- she was heckled. she said, i cannot believe that they dropped the ball so many
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times. she did not know this conversation was being taped. she was right. i'm not sure tom wanted his wife ripping his team. pitchers and catchers report to spring training on saturday. the orioles traded german guthrie for pitchers jason hammel and matt lindstrom. jeremy guthrie would be a free agent by the end of this season. there will make about $8 million, about what the birds would pay jeremy guthrie. somebody will have to pick up his to wonder innings a year. -- 200 innings.
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maryland man will play clemson. maryland women won again last night against george attacked. the senior from the bronx. thomas led maryland. maryland over georgia tech. the terps are 20-3. you think wes welker might have called tom brady and said, i do not mind taking it from you. >> they were seen out party after the loss. >> they did all they could except drop a couple. >> be prepared to pay even more at the pump. how much more you will pay.
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>> the overlook risk of sitting for long periods of time. >> tim tebow gets honored with a piece of snow art. >> what is this, "the view"? we do have some rain and snow in the seven-day forecast. >> pretty quiet on the area roads. we are tracking an accident in westminster.
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>> notoriety is impacting jury selection in the trial against george huguely. >> police are almost ready to >> police are almost ready to roll

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