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today. the skies are basically clear but the clouds will be thickening up. we will see some rain and snow move in tonight with a high temperature of 48. we do have some snow in the forecast over the weekend. first we say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. the roads are dry. 60 heading over from harford towards the harrisburg expressway. speeds around 60 on the west side past 795. problem free on the rest of the major roadways and that includes 95. 66 down towards the beltway northeast. five minutes on southbound 95 from the 895 split to the fort mchenry. 11 minutes on the outer loop
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west side from 795 all the way down. this is 95 at the fort mchenry. southbound traffic looks pretty good. this is the northwest corner at old court road and problem free at the moment with light volume. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. federal regulators have approved a license for a new nuclear power plant. this is in a caustic, georgia -- this is an augusta, georgia. you may recall back in 1979 a partial meltdown of the three mile island nuclear plant in pennsylvania. >> 10 states are not exempt
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from it no child left behind education law. the president said he is acting because congress failed to update the law. the states exempt include colorado, georgia, kentucky, massachusetts, new jersey, and tennessee. the president is scheduled to sign a special bill into law today. it gives law-enforcement greater authority to combat illegal drug trafficking between the u.s. and mexico. gabrielle giffords was injured in a deadly shooting rampage last year. run barber will be on the ballot -- ron barber.
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he was also injured in the deadly shooting last year. the gop campaign rolls into washington, d.c., today. >> kate amara has more. good morning. >> the candidates are coming here to d.c. today because that is where the conservatives are. three of the four republican candidates will be in washington, d.c., today at the annual conservative political action conference which attract activists from across the country. the white house hopefuls are looking for votes. >> we are looking for someone who can lead this country. >> rick santorum and newt gingrich tried to cast themselves as the conservative alternatives to mitt romney. he said ronnie's views are too
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close to president obama. >> it is part to draw in sharp contrast to someone who is an illinois radical. >> senator santorum and speaker gingrich are the very republicans who acted like democrats. they lose. >> he believes he will win the gop presidential nomination. ron paul decided to give his supporters daybreak. >> we made a decision not to do it. it is a matter of resources. we asked a lot of our young people. >> the result of the maine coppices will be announced tomorrow. -- caucuses will be announced tomorrow.
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a victory for ron paul will make in the fourth republican candidate to win a contest so far. it was also named four straight losses for mitt romney and would raise questions about mitt romney as the front-runner. >> there is a lawsuit against the obama administration about this decision for religious organizations to pay for their workers' health coverage. it would require a broadcaster to violate church principles or pay fines of $700,000 a year. lawsuits have been enacted to block the initiative. >> contraceptives at vending machines. jennifer franciotti is live this morning with the details on this.
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good morning. >> so for a discussion is all that there is so far appeared they one not be a finding these vending machines in dorm rooms. there are talking about installing them at the health center. this comes on the heels of a school where that bill is available to students to went on campus vending machine. health officials here say plan b can be used to prevent unwanted pregnancies and is available over-the-counter without a prescription for women over the age of 17. students in need of this emerged contraceptives would have to make an appointment to discuss the use of the pill. it would be easier with vending machines for students to get the pill and it would protect their privacy. >> in 2011, we dispensed about 155 doses from the health center.
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now that it is over the counter, people can go to wait pharmacy but that is not convenient for students that don't have transportation. a vending machine could solve that issue. >> university officials say there are a number of things that still have to be discussed including how these machines would be funded. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the contraceptive it should be made available through a vending machine? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. 28 degrees on tv hill. a possible change in bail status for gerry sandusky. this is the beltway at old court road. no snow in our area just yet.
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sarah is straight ahead in traffic he
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>> welcome back. at 38 degrees downtown. we're off to a quiet start. that will change tonight. we don't expect any precipitation for the morning. 26 in parkton and in taneytown. 29 degrees in mount airy. will make it up to 47 or 48 this afternoon. we do expect some rain and snow
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as we head into the beginning of the weekend. we'll give you the details on just how much. >> a child is crushed by a large piece of draft wwood. a log struck the toddler. there were walking when the log rolled about four feet before hit the child. >> that was terrible. a human skull is discovered. the property once belonged to a killer. authorities are trying to identify the skill. he is on death row for four murders. a decision is expected on whether bail out restrictions will change for gerry sandusky. he wants to of contact with his
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grandchildren. tougher bail rules have been asked for our during safety concerns among his neighbors weren't restricted him indoors. his attorney wants copies of secret -- he is accused of abusing 10 boys. he denies the allegations. 5:12. 28 degrees on tv hill. good news for b.g.e. customers. >> we will let you know if we >> we will let you know if we find any delays this achoo! the seasons change,
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we will check some of our speech centers. 58 on the southbound j.f.x. no problems on the west side just past 70. 67 on southbound 95 as you make your way down towards 32 in howard county. moving well on 97. the rest of the major roadways look pretty good. we can see some yellow at the construction zone of the curtis creek drawbridge. you can get by on the outer loop. 83 checking out just fine. southbound traffic still pretty light. problem free on 70 to one from the beltway. 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. good morning. happen friday. >> thank you. happy friday. a smooth commute on the mta system. metro subway and light rail both on time. looking good on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. no delays. i'm kurt kronke. >> good morning. things are fairly quiet on this friday morning. things will change as we move into the afternoon. 29 at the airport. 28 in jarrettsville. you can see the clouds with thickening up already to the west. we will see sunshine to start the day and then the clouds will move them. i think we will see some rain and snow overnight. a mix of rain and snow with a high temperature of 48 today. a chance for some rain and snow mix.
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that storm will move in tonight and we will see a mix of rain and snow as temperatures stay above freezing. we will have low pressure coming up the coast. an arctic cold front will be moving in from the west. we will see a big snowstorm up in new england. i think we will see some snow in baltimore on saturday. will see perhaps a steady light snow as this moves by. snow showers will pile on top of that and the temperatures will be falling during the day. that will add up to a couple of inches of snow in most neighborhoods. it is not a big storm. here's what we expect. this will be a general one- to two-inch snow fall. perhaps in annapolis you guys
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will see an inch of snow. maybe some more in frederick and carroll counties. mostly rain in southern maryland. not a significant storm. but more coverage and more of a chance of it sticking to the ground and perhaps the roads on saturday. 60% chance for snow showers on saturday. one to two inches of accumulation. it will be called bank on sunday -- it will be called on sunday with some possible snow flurries. >> kraft foods recall some tea disks because of the burn problem. they can become clogged and
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spray hot liquid onto the consumer. this recall involves maxwell house espresso tea disks that are plastic and filled with coffee. you can call for a refund. we have a complete list of refunds on our website, wbaltv.com. pepsico is expected to lay off 8600 people. the company is saying the economy gained jobs in january which knocked down the unemployment rate. good news from b.g.e. customers can expect to pay between $100 and $200 to heat
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their homes. delmarva power reports a 10% decrease in electricity use in december. frequent flier mileage can come with a catch -- taxes. some people were awarded frequent flier miles and that produce taxable income. the irs confirms that awarded frequent-flier miles are taxable. >> something wrong with that. baltimore's ports are getting busier. jane king has the bloomberg business report. tgif. >> happy friday. big business in baltimore.
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n tons of cargo. that is the second-highest amount of any year on record. the automobile industry is thriving again. we'll know more when we get a report on the trade deficit this morning. the deficit probably widened in december to 86-month high -- to a six-month high. futures this morning are available but on the defensive. when will greece get this international aid? we did inch higher yesterday. there was a deal on a bailout package for greece. the postal service continues to lose tons of money.
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they lost more than $3 billion. that quarter is usually its strongest. this was the ninth straight quarter of losses and may put pressure on congress to return the post office to solvency. apple past microsoft and then it big oil got smaller. apple past exxon mobil in terms of the company a value and their evaluation is about $460 billion . apple is now worth more than google and microsoft combined. i'm jane king for wbal-tv 11 news. nextunderstand google's venture has to do with home entertainment. >> google is testing something. i will tell you something about what we know.
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>> sneaky. 5:22. 28 degrees on tv hill. denzel washington switches sides.
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>> denzel washington plays a bad guy in a new movie this week. >> we have more in the box office preview. >> you are responsible for your house. >> denzel washington is the worst house guest ever. he is living life underground. he is apprehended. a band of mercenaries storm the
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fortress. fehouse" is rated r. tiny elephants in giant insects in their quest to find his grandfather on an island that does not exist. "journey 2" is rated pg. "the vow." newlyweds are living in chicago. she gets robbed of her memory. he tries to winner back. george lucas releases "star wars episode one, the phantom
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menace." an evil warrior. it is rated pg. that is the box office preview. >> that looked good. >> i like denzel washington as a good guy. 28 degrees on tv hill. maryland is about to get a large chunk of money. >> a local university could soon make contraception from a vending machine a reality. >> it was an emotional day inside a courtroom in charlottesville. >> the weather is nice and quiet the we have more snow on the way for the weekend. >> quiet on the major roads.
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paris fire activity in the
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. some snow in the future. it will not affect us. >> you mean the newscast. we say that for the weekend people. no weather problems today. let's look to the current conditions. the morning commute will be fine. we will see some of sunshine to start the day. temperatures into the 40's this afternoon. we will see some light rain and snow develop tonight.
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we have some of accumulating snow to talk about. >> the roads are dry. we have some of fire activity in this city. it is an abandoned home. no delays expected. 63 on the west side. moving well down towards seven- 70. 64 on 95 south. 895 checking out ok at the harbor tunnel and a nice start on the key bridge. this is the harrisburg expressway. southbound traffic moving without delay down to the beltway. 70 west of the beltway, problem free at the moment. volume picking up on the eastbound side.
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that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. testimony in the george huguely murder trial continues falling another emotional day. >> the jury got a look at graphic images of the apartment where yeardley love was found. the scene was described as chaotic and bloody. lowell melser is following the trout and as a preview. >> we sought an across-the-board display of witnesses yesterday from the empty's to first responders and police officers and folks that knew yeardley love and george huguely parsley, a former uva lacrosse players. as we enter today, it is most likely will get to hear a taped conversation between george huguely and police officers hours after her body was found. if it doesn't happen today, it will most certainly happened on
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monday. you can feel this case is starting to pick up momentum as the commonwealth continues to present its case. it is going to be an emotional day here in charlottesville. lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news. >> we have several photos in the case and you can see your loyeay love's case on our website, wbaltv.com. >> a guilty verdict for lee stephens. he faces the death penalty for the murder of david mcguinn. prosecutors say it stephens and another inmate cornered david mcguinn and stabbed him to death. stevens is expected to be sentenced next week.
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a man was taken into custody on thursday and charged with multiple counts of armed robbery and other offenses in 5 convene stores robberies. >> an argument expected in annapolis over two marriage bills. one would create an amendment to define marriage as between a man and woman. the bill stalled in the house last year when some lawmakers retracted their support. maryland is $960 million riches. the five largest banks will pay money in a deal totaling $25
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billion. state officials note this illustrates the many instances of foreclosure in the state. >> birth control may become just as easy as getting a bag of chips in a vending machine. jennifer franciotti joins us live with some details. >> there's still a number of issues that need to be worked out. this is only a discussion at this point. the overall goal is to protect privacy. the university is looking into installing a vending machine at the health center which would dispense the plan b contraceptive pill. officials have made the pill available to students to went on campus vending machine.
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>> in 2011, we dispensed about 155 doses right from the health center. but again, now that it is over the counter, people can go to a pharmacy, but that is not convenient for a lot of students that live on campus and don't have transportation. so a vending machine could solve that issue. >> plan b can be used to prevent unwanted pregnancies and is available over the counter without prescription for women over the age of 17. students in need of emergency contraception would have to make an appointment with the campus health officials and talk about the use of the pill. the vending machine would make the process less of a hassle for students and would allow mail to of access to the vending machine as well. >> this is one of the reasons that the brand name is planned b.
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if plan a dozen more, there's a second plan. >> the cost varies widely. cost and how it would be funded needs to be worked out. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think over-the-counter emergency contraception should be made available through a vending machine? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. 5:37. 28 degrees on tv hill. c-section may be dangerous for smaller babies. >> new recommendations for pregnant women being treated for cancer. >> we are tracking some closures related to fire activity and related to fire activity and will update you on
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>> welcome back. good morning. 5:40. 38 degrees downtown. it will be a fairly quiet day today but things will change as we move into the weekend. -- 18 in york. 29 at the airport. 30 in hagerstown. we'll start out with sunshine this morning and the clouds will thicken up. high temperature of 47. i think we'll get to the evening commute without any rain or snow. that will comment overnight tonight -- that will come in overnight tonight. we will detail that in just a
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few minutes. >> chemotherapy is safe for pregnant women fighting breast cancer. >> this is according to a new research. researchers say in most cases a full term pregnancy should be the goal and that terminate a pregnancy does not improve th outcome for a woman with cancer. c-section deliveries of small babies should not be the best thing for them and could increase the risk for breathing problems. >> experts say c-section babies had a 30% higher risk of respiratory distress syndrome. umping about the contractions of labour that allows extra fluid in the baby's lungs to be squeezed out.
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>> many times the lungs are not quite ready. >> see sections are medically necessary in some cases. the new research may change the way doctors view the delivery of tiny babies. >> 28 degrees on tv hill. keith mills will explain what the orioles can no longer do business in korea. >> the gop presidential candidates address a big gathering of conservatives in washington. i'm brian mooar in washington. is forecasting snow and every place except nepos and every place except nepos homindy's
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we are tracking one problem in the city at ramsey street. possible closers in effect because of fire activity. moving well down towards 95 in the southwest corner. 89 on 95 south of the white marsh area traveling down from cecil county. we continue to move well at the tydings memorial bridge. problem free on pulaski highway. this is 95 through howard county at 32. looking pretty good. volume picks up as you get closer to the capital beltway. doing well in the annapolis region on 50. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains.
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for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> looking good on the marc trains. light rail and metro subway both on schedule. a few bus delays this morning. updates are available at 410- 500-4444. now back to tony pann. >> we are off to a quiet start on this friday. 29 at the airport. 26 in taneytown. the skies are basically clear. you can see the clouds building off to the west. the storm system is coming across the gulf coast states. the weather will define and of that. increasing clouds today with high temperatures between 47 and
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50. cloudy tonight with a chance for some rain and snow. it to come in after 8:00 p.m. or 9:00 p.m. as temperatures drop back into the 30's. we have a low pressure coming up the coast. an arctic cold front will be moving in from the northwest. these will combine into a big storm up in new england. as the transition takes place, we will have some snow during the day on saturday. we probably will start with some light snow in the morning. probably some snow showers in the afternoon and evening. it will be snowing off and on all day on saturday. by the end of the day, we should have a general one to two-inch snowfall. the accumulating snow builds
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further south this time. even in annapolis, you guys could see some snow. everybody has a decent shot at picking up an inch or two of snow. mostly rain across southern maryland. behind the storm on summit it will be a breezy and cold with a high temperature of 35 but it will feel like it is in the 20's and teens. temperature should be in the 40's early next week. >> three of the quarter republican candidates will address a big gathering of conservatives. >> cpac comes at a critical time. it may be a critical showdown between mitt romney and the surging red santorum. >> they will address a big
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gathering of conservatives in washington today. rick perry set the tone. >> i'm fearful what it will turn out. >> it is a critical chance for rick santorum to build on his big wins earlier last week. a chance for newt gingrich to rally his supporters. it may be mitt romney who was the most riding on his appearance. >> he can speak directly to conservatives. >> the candidates may attack each other. the president and their administration will be targets. the president is not ready to sound off. >> thank you.
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>> but his republican rivals are. >> this attack will not stand. >> all eyes on the cpac straw poll. brian mooar, wbal-tv 11 news. >> you can follow the candidates and keep track of who is in and out on the politics page of our website, wbaltv.com. >> 5:50. 28 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. hope you have them.
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>> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think over-the-counter emergency contraception should be made available through a vending machine? >> keep sending us those
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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. one week from tomorrow, pitchers and catchers report for the beginning of spring training. it will be crowded. there could be 30 pitchers in town. the birds have been banned in korea for scouting and player prior to his 18th birthday. apparently that is a no-no. the orioles violated the protocol by signing the top amateur player in the country without receiving permission. the birds will be asked to stay away for a while. the birds won their arbitration
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case against brad bergesen. he was 2-7 last year. tonight, it is the cal ripken senior foundation gala to honor marked a sha tsheira. one of the big events on the pga tour in a pretty high-powered team here. tiger woods and tony romo. tiger played well. his approach on 10. he is four under, five shots off the lead. tony romo is a scratch golfer. they are tied for 25th in the pro-am.
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"forbes" magazine said tiger woods and michael vick of the most disliked athletes in the country. how would like that on your resume? >> with the orioles have been banned if that wasn't the top player? >> probably not. they will survive. >> new questions surviving the gas was at the skybox for the mayor. >> top honors when it comes to teaching technology. >> check out this treat. it is worth $55,000. >> we have some rain and snow in the forecast. >> nothing weather-related for
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your morning commute, but we are tracking some fire activity in the city and will talk about the major roads.
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>> all kinds of things come out of vending machines, but contraceptives? >> is it the people's property or a private perq? who made the cut? >> are we in for it winter weather headache this weekend? the forecast as we continue. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--

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