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. >> that was a good snow. things should be nice and quiet today. we will get some sunshine this afternoon. we should make it up to 45 this afternoon. clouds early and then we'll get sunshine into the afternoon. we will come back and talk about the possibility of more snow into the weekend. >> good morning. the rows are still wet. give yourself some time and take its time on the roads. 62 on the north side over towards the harrisburg expressway. up to speed on the north side of the beltway. problem free on the west side down towards 70. no problems on 795. a nice start on the harrisburg expressway down from shawan
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road. five minutes on southbound 95 down to the fort mchenry. eight minutes down towards the harbor tunnel toll. and minutes down towards 32 on 95. this is franklin boulevard. -- eight minutes down towards 32 on 95. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a push in maryland to make devastate deals with sexual abuse more strict. >> there is an investigation and this change the focus is on a person who fails to report that abuse. state law does not provide prosecutors -- nancy jacobs is shepherding a bill that makes it a misdemeanor crime for a person to knowingly fail to
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report child abuse. >> we want to be able to save a child who was been a victim of abuse. many times it goes unreported. >> this legislation does nothing to strengthen the language that exempts attorneys from reporting if they become aware after privilege's communication. a state delegate presented his bill in maryland to a house committee. the maker of the chemical stop selling voluntarily. some farmers still use it. it is often put in chicken feed. supporters say it contaminates chicken meat. flowers and notes are seen near a dumpster work an officer discovered the body of a baby
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wrapped in a plastic bag. there was a tip from the baby's mother who admitted to putting the baby in the dumpster. social workers are hoping this tragedy will encourage maryland's safe haven law which says a parent can turn a baby to a responsible adult without facing prosecution. it is heart for many parents to find out about that law. >> we do not have any sign age in maryland. you can drive around and not see the sign that symbolize safe haven laws. >> the baby's mother is cooperating with the investigation. >> the decision to force religious groups to cover
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contraceptives has the obama administration under fire today. republicans are calling this an attack on religious freedom. lawmakers are gearing up for a fight with the white house. >> congressional republicans are vowing to roll back the controversial policy forcing religious groups with insurance plans to cover birth control. >> this attack must not stand and will not stand. >> this is not a woman's right issue. this is a religious liberty issue. >> the catholic church had hoped to get a waiver but did not. >> this is the government imposing a church requirements that would be against their conscience. >> now this is a talking pot on the presidential campaign trail -- talking point.
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>> this is wrong. >> the white house argues the policy is not anti-religious. >> the president is focused on putting in place at the correct policies for women. >> it is medicine and women deserve their medicine. >> a battle over birth control and who pays the price. kathleen sebelius is expected to get grilled on the issue here on capitol hill. brian mooar, wbal-tv 11 news. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of the mandate that all employers provide access to birth control in their health care coverage? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
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the city of annapolis is mourning the passing of the former mayor, dennis callahan. he served until 1989. flags in annapolis have been ordered to fly at half staff until he is laid to rest. he was 70 years old. >> two people are recovering after an accident in southwest baltimore. the officer suffered minor injuries when his cruiser hit a pall on wednesday night. a civilian was also hurt. that person suffered non-life- threatening injuries. there was a deadly crash on wednesday afternoon. one person was ejected from a vehicle in perry hall. another person was rushed to the hospital in serious condition. 33 degrees on tv hill.
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a change in the rule when it comes to where women can serve in the military. >> and attempted kidnapping and were the mother was at the time of the incident. >> this is the beltway york road. thisy be a bit icy morning. morning.
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>> welcome back. 5:09. 37 degrees downtown. things are pretty quiet to start the day. we have some rain and snow in
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the forecast. things are quiet. 28 in emmitsburg. 33 at the airport. the forecast for today -- we will see some clouds early this morning. we expect a high temperature near 45. we'll talk about these no possibility of going into the weekend in just a few minutes. >> 87-year-old alleges she was barely abducted -- a 7-year-old alleges she was barely abducted in a walmart. is security video was taken from the store. he was out on parole after being convicted of manslaughter. >> decouples in washington state can now legally tied the knot -- gay couples in washington.
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washington joins six other states and washington, d.c., legalizing same-sex marriage. the pentagon changes the rules for women in the military by allowing them to serve at the front line. women have been fighting and dying in iraq and afghanistan for a decade. there will not serve as infantry forces. >> 33 degrees on tv hill. ow a new app is going to work. >> we're checking on the roads. they are a bit sli
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. the roads are moving well right now. they are a bit slick . 57 on the north side over towards the harrisburg expressway. so far so good on the j.f.x. into town. 58 traveling down towards 70 on the west side outer loop. 63 southbound at shawan road. 60 miles per hour making way down towards 100 on 97
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southbound. this is the 895 split. so far looking pretty good. -- that is the beltway at 895 and no problems to report. running smoothly on the north side at york road. volume is picking up. 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. slick roads could slow up the buses. the 36 bus is not stopping at washington and monroe because of construction. the metro subway is on time. marc trains looking good at this hour. no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. mta bus and mark transit team updates are available on demand by phone at to 410-500-4444. that is 410-500-4444.
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i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann at. >> good morning. let's see how much snow we had with this storm. we did get some snow in some areas. it was mostly west of baltimore. two inches in manchester. just a trace at the tv station. we have a more interesting storm scenario perhaps coming up as we go into the weekend. we have some leftover clouds from the storm. that is lingering behind. that should clear out in a couple of hours and we should wind up with sunshine going into the afternoon. 31 in parkton. below freezing in the northern suburbs. there could be some icy sports. klaus - icy spots -- clouds and
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then sunshine into this afternoon. temperatures will drop back into the 20's tonight. we will be watching a front moving in torrow. you can see the clouds of thickening up as we go into the evening hours. friday night into saturday morning, an area of low pressure will build in. we have a chance for some snow late friday night and into saturday morning. everything will pull off the coast into the afternoon on saturday appeared the best chance for snow would be a saturday morning and the afternoon would be just fine. 45 today with sunshine this afternoon. some snow moves in a friday night and saturday morning. high temperature into the 30's on saturday. 36 on sunday. a chance for some leftover snow
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flurries and back into the 40's next week. >> another way to get help with your taxes, this time on your smart phone. there is a new application from the irs. this is designed to provide taxpayers easier access to helpful information about your taxes. you can check on the status of your refund and received simple reminders to help with tax planning. the app is free. having a hard time figuring out a gift for valentine's day? how about a new phone? all 4-g smart phones will be
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free with a new contract. customers will have to pay for the new mobile device up front but then there will be a rebate from t-mobile. pay attention to this. inside a what you can get your some insight.and insig >> rings, necklaces, earrings. a new survey says women want gadgets this year. alfonse and e-readers -- cell phones and e-readers. >> she got a facial and a massage for valentine's day. >> that touched me. he was aware that i was stressed and i needed some
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pampering. i think that is what valentine's is all about. >> most want jewelry. we can get an ipad anytime. >> electronics are too impersonal, but she thinks. >> not for valentine's day. that is a no-no. >> at christmas, we want the gadgets. but that valenti's day, we want romance and all the curley girl stu girly-girl stuff. >> can you get the big rock from your backyard? >> the answer would be no. >> investors are placing their bets on caesars.
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jane king has the bloomberg business report. hi, jane. >> young people suffering bigger income losses than any other age group. there is now a record gap in employment from the young and the old. these are people aged 18-34. 54% of seniors say their employment is good. three more states have agreed to join more than 40 states in a settlement. the deal may not be worth as much as $39 billion. we're still waiting to hear from delaware and massachusetts on that salomon. -- on that settlement. stop pushed higher yesterday --stop
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us pushed higher yesterday -- stocks pushed higher yesterday. the prime minister of italy will meet with president obama today about italy's debt. it is bigger than greece. caesars is back as a publicly traded company on wall street. the shares nearly doubled after selling shot in an ipo. heavy volume trip the circuit breakers. caesars should benefit as the economy improves. i'm jane king for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 5:22. 33 degrees on tv hill. how the orioles are making out. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of the mandate that all employers, including
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religious institutions, provide access to birth control in their health care coverage? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
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>> this year the orioles celebrate the 20-year anniversary of camden yards. it is designed and the theme and features all things oriole park including a look back at its best moments and a look into the baseball landmark. >> others are hoping to celebrate winning $250 million
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. powerball fever is alive and well. the thought of another winner in the state led many to talk about what they would do with the jackpot. >> put it in the bank and accumulate some money and then 40 years after i retire, maybe i will spend it. >> i will take care of my family but a lot i will give back. >> here's a look at some of those powerball numbers -- good luck. 33 degrees on tv hill. the trial against george huguely. >> maine is up next. what this ball state could mean for the republican picture --
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this small state could mean. >> deal with some slick roads this morning. this morning. you may
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i am jennifer franciotti. >> i am mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. you called the snow yesterday wheimpy. >> i was just kidding. >> they did not release schools early. >> it did not cause any problems for the roads. it is quiet this morning. we have some clouds left behind
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from the storm. 33 at the airport. we will have sunshine this afternoon with a high temperature around 45. today will turn out to be a nice day. the clouds will be hanging around. it will turn out to be a nice day. >> i went out to get a sled. you use it?se i >> you sat next to me yesterday. >> it is a little slick. temperatures are around the freezing mark. give yourself plenty of time. 64 on southbound 95 coming out of white marsh. 59 making your towards the harrisburg expressway. moving well on the west side. 66 on southbound 95. this is 70 at 29.
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east and westbound moving well. this is 83 coming down from parkton. southbound traffic looks pretty good. volume is building. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> some maryland lawmakers are pushing to change the way the state deals with similar cases. >> it would target those who fail to report them. everyone has a civic duty to report child neglect. republican senator nancy jacobs is shepherding a bill that makes it a misdemeanor crime for a person to fail to report suspected child abuse, punishable by a year in jail. >> we want to be able to save a child who was been a victim of abuse. because many times it goes
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unreported. >> child advocates support the legislation. >> people will be on notice. they have a duty to report, a legal obligation. >> chairperson shalt not must contact social services if child abuse is suspected. the current law exempts attorneys or clergy if they become aware through privileged communications. a cheerleader was assaulted by coach declinedher churc to do anything. >> there should be a law that requires the teachers to protect our children from these situations. >> minnick lawmakers consider this bill of good intentions and that more study needs to be done. there is competing legislation that does include criminal
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penalties. a judge granted a postponement because a witness was ill. julius henson is accused of making robocalls that prosecutors say try to suppress the vote. the case should resume on february 23. >> prosecutors making their case against george huguely. lowell melser is in charles felt this week following the trial -- in charlottesville. >> we got a lot accomplished yesterday as a jury was sat. eight witnesses were questioned. the last person was an officer from the police department. he was a first responders on the scene. he was accompanied by an officer who we expect will take the stand first thing tomorrow morning.
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it is anyone's guess. as far as other witnesses, looking at the commonwealth list, we noticed a number of detectives. it is possible they could be called and questioned in this case sometime later this morning. as far as any other updates, we will have them coming up at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. this evening. lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. we have an interactive timeline leading up to the trial on a special section of our website, >> maine is the next leg in the presidential race. kate amara is in washington with this morning's report. >> mitt romney and ron paul competed in maine four years
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ago. maine is the next state to win in the republican race for white house. mitt romney and ron paul of the heavy favorites. mitt romney is looking to snap back from his trio of losses on wednesday. >> senator mccain went on to lose 70 or 18 losses but were able to put the delegates together by focusing on the process as we will. >> ron paul is open for a strong finish on saturday. he is scheduled to return to maine tomorrow. >> we have some much energy and interest. it will take awhile to actually see how many delegates you're going to get. >> rick santorum pushing up to second place in the overall delegate count. he is going to california to raise money.
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>> these past two weeks have been the best we of fat fundraising wise. >> newt gingrich is looking for a rebound. >> i like the idea that the world has not counted as out before. we are regrouping. >> kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 33 degrees on tv hill. the artery condition that may be passed on from father to son. >> zapping a brain and help somebody learn better. the findings may lead to. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of the mandate that all employers, including religious institutions, provide access to birth control in their health care coverage? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> right now the roads are a bit
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slick but no problems to
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>> welcome back. no precipitation. 37 degrees downtown. colder in the suburbs. you could see some icing going on. north and west of town it is in the 20's. 25 in york. the forecast for today -- we might see some cloud cover to start. high temperature around 45. that is average for this time of year. we'll come back and talk about the possibility of some snow going into the weekend.
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>> there is new evidence that coronary artery disease can be passed from fathers to their sons. chromosone plays a ro, role. >> an electric shock may help the brain to learn better. >> researchers hope it will help alzheimer's patients keep more of their memories. participants played a video game in which state learned the location of stores in a virtual city. rose with a shock or able to recall the location of the stores better. >> 33 degrees on tv hill. rivalry week in basketball.
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a close game between north carolina and duke. >> disney on ice is back in town. >> that looks like fun. tony says more snow could be in our future.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. no problems to report on the baltimore area roadways. we have a problem for the south towards the capital beltway. 68 on southbound 95 out of white marsh. the north side at 55 over towards the harrisburg expressway. 56 in the outer loop. no problems on 95 near 195.
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westbound 50 approaching the capital beltway, three lanes are closed because of an accident. if you bypass 97, you continue over towards the d.c. area. 97 looks good up towards the baltimore beltway. this is greenspring. no problems to report over towards the j.f.x. a nice start on the j.f.x. into town. 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. >> if you bust delays. 36 and 47 buses operating with delays. -- a few bus delays. metro subway on schedule. no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. now back to tony pann.
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>> good morning. things are pretty quiet this morning. we have some more snow in the seven-day forecast. we say to morning to ava marie. she is on ice herself. >> that is princess ava marie to you. this is a sneak peek of the show. they are celebrating 100 years of magic. tickets are still available on i'm here with eric. how did your show last night? >> it was a wonderful crowd. they were allowed last night -- they were loud last night. >> this is our rendition of the small world ride. this is holland.
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here we have morocco. >> this is a global fashion show. >> this is china. here we have thi ai. and behind her is hawaii. >> what are people expecting? >> they can expect the most variety show. we offer over 60 characters and your favorite stories. anything that you can think of is in our show. >> it sounds like a great show. tickets are still available. the show runs through sunday. you can see disney on ice, up
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100 years of magic. let's check the forecast. we are dry for now. we will go back to tony. we are celebrating disney. >> princess ava. will you be wearing a tieara? >> i do not need a tiarra. a. that is a beautiful show. let's look at the stovall numbers. -- let's look at the snowfall numbers. in some half in columbia. -- an inch and half in columbia. a more significant event perhaps into the weekend.
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we have some cloud cover leftover from the storm. we will see sunshine as a move into the afternoon. -- as we move into the afternoon. ice on the be somepla sidewalks this morning. high temperature into the mid 40's today. mostly clear skies tonight. not to cold for this time of year. tomorrow, we will be watching a cold front moving in from the west. it will move into friday evening. low pressure will develop and we could see some snow into the weekend. you can see a good swath of snow develop friday night into saturday morning. this could be more significant as far as the snowfall amounts in maryland. then the storm clears up quickly
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on saturday. late friday night and saturday morning, another chance for some snow. 48 on friday for the high temperature. 39 on saturday. sunday will be a breezy and cold with a high temperature of 36. a chance for some snow flurries. we should give back into the 40's on monday and tuesday. >> lots of people complain about their cable providers. we have something to say thank you about. >> one mother in michigan will not be complaining after her daughter was saved. >> a technician has been on the job for six months. he was sent to this house to fix her service. >> u.n. and meet the customer
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and do the work -- you go in and meet the customer and do the work. >> but that job did not go as planned. the baby was in serious trouble. >> she was blocking an assistant was blocked. she began choking on the congest ion. >> she was ready to dial 411. >>." she had red eyes and it was kind of scary. she was choking on the madison. -- on the medicine. >> i put the baby in my palm. that is when the baby -- the baby started laughing and smiling at me. >> he is cpr certified as part
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of his job. >> stuff happens and we're the only ones there. >> a mixed feeling of relief and fear. it was a blessing to have somebody there who could help. >> what a great story. this was the first time he performed cpr on the job. >> it came back to him like second nature. 33 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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>> 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, >> good morning. they call this rivalry week in college basketball. there is no bigger rivalry than north carolina and duke. the nets last night, this time -- they met in chapel hill last night. roy williams already in his ninth year at chapel hill. this is dawkins. duke up 6. the game came down to the last shot. austin rivers nails it at the buzzer. check out doc. look at him. what a great story. duke wins.
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in richmond, towson went after its second win of the year. they took on virginia commonwealth. they made the final four last year. vcu these the colonial conference -- leads the club on a conference. vcu wins. maryland plays duke on saturday in college basketball. there's talk about the future of quarterback danny o'brien. he might transfer. he told the coach he would be leaving. o'brien said that contrary to rumor, i am still a terp.
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he shared playing time last year with c.j. brown. brendan jacobs apologize for saying gisele bundchen should stay cute and shut up. that is what he said. cute.stay q >> coming up in our next hour -- >> maryland students coming out on top when it comes to test scores. >> this creature is discovered in iceland. details on the find. >> you can talk to me any time. i still think you are cute. we have more snow in the 74 forecast. >> an accide
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