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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. will the kids get ot use their sleds? >> this is not a blockbuster storm coming in. we have no problems for the morning commute. partly cloudy skies right now. 31 degrees at the airport. i think we'll get to the evening commute without any precipitation. high temperature today, 48. rain and snow will move into night. let's say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. tracking a few problems, none of which are affecting major roadways. loch raven, word of an accident as a travel to the park filled region. fire activity in the city.
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checking speeds on the west side, the 60 down past 795. looking good down towards 95 on the south side. five minutes on southbound 95 down to the fort mchenry. 11 minutes on the north side outer loop. will update you on some of our cameras this morning. 95 through howard county on a 32. 50 on 97 in the westbound direction a bit heavy. no official delays to report. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a new development in the case of contaminated wells in baltimore county. a new trial on one of the counts of the gasoline spilled that affected homes in the
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jacksonville. more than $71 million in damages was awarded to households affected by the underground league. k. jury and distress damages was faulty and the awards was struck down. a patient accused of killing a fellow patient has been deemed competent to stand trial. he is charged with first and second-degree murder for the beating death of a man last october. defense attorneys plan to argue he was defending himself from a sexual assaults. prosecutors conceded to present their case against george huguely who is accused of murdering yeardley love. lowell melser has a look at what is expected. >> we saw an across-the-board
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display of witnesses yesterday from emt's to first responders and police officers and folks who knew yeardley love and george huguely personally, former uva lacrosse players and sorrority sisters. as we enter today, it is most likely we 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 happen on 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. >> maryland homeowners who lost their homes because of questionable foreclosure methods will be able to take part in a settlement. this will allow homeowners to
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restructure their mortgages or seek some compensation if they lost their home to things like robo-signing. >> this is just a first that because of the habits of the banks. >> a portion of the 11 million homeowners underwater on the mortgage will be affected. some good news from b.g.e. that could put more money in the pockets of rate payes. people can expect to pay $100 to $200 less this winter. electricityase in elec use among marylanders in december. >> lee stephens to be the first
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person sentenced to death under the new capital punishment guidelines after a jury convicted him for the stabbing murder of corporal david mcguinn. stevens is eligible for the death penalty. he will be sentenced next week. a man was shot and killed it northwest baltimore. the victim was pronounced dead at the scene after suffered a gunshot wound to the head. no word as to a suspect or a possible motive. >> police are searching for a man believed to behinbe behind e of burglaries. the latest incident took place on january 13. police believe he is driving a black lincoln. 1al-2707 is the license plate.
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anyone with information should call metro crime stoppers at 1- 866-7-lockup. >> emergency contraceptives at the vending machines? that is the talk at towson university. jennifer franciotti has more on this controversial proposal. >> they will not be along side your stickers bar. this would be inside the health center. school officials made the plan b pill available for students at a college in viepennsylvania. it is available over the counter without prescription for women over the age of 17.
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students in need will have to make an appointment with campus health officials and talk about the use of the pill. it would be less of a hassle with a vending machine that would increase in students' privacy. >> 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. >> so right now this is only in the discussion process. there are a number of things that have to be worked out including funding for these and vending machines. the price ranges from $1,200 to $4400 per machine. 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
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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. >> stephanie rawlings-blake is standing behind the use of the city skybox at m&t bank stadium after a request forced the release of a guest list. many of her family and friends and supporters of frequently in attendance. when asked if she thought this was a proper use for the tickets, the mayor defended her decision. >> do you think it is proper for the campaign officials to use the box? >> as long as they are city residents, there are no governing rules. >> is it right for this box to use by your campaign officials? >> there is no ethical violation. >> jack young had his tickets to the box revoked following a
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public dispute over next year's grand prix race. the mayor use the tickets to benefit charities, steppers, and members of the faith community. 6:08. 28 degrees on tv hill. >> a new step towards nuclear power. >> if you rely on an espresso to give you that jolt in the morning, you might want to check that package. >> the weather is nice and quiet right now. some snow this weekend. >> quiet on most of the major roads right now. there is one accident in towson. there is one accident in towson.
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>> welcome back. 37 degrees downtown. all was quiet for right now. we will likely see some snow tomorrow at this time. partly cloudy skies this morning. 31 at the airport. mid 20's up north and west. a chilly start this morning.
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the clouds are starting to thicken up off to the west. that trend will continue as we have throughout the day today. i think it will be mostly cloudy into this afternoon. this is far enough away that we will wind up with dry weather through the evening commute. i think we'll get to the evening commute without any of this stuff moving in. high temperature between 45 and 50. we have a chance tonight for a mix of rain and snow. temperatures will drop back into the 30's. this will be a complicated weather setup between tonight and tomorrow morning. low pressure is moving up the coast. an arctic cold front will come through the middle of the day tomorrow. these will combine into a big snowstorm in new england.
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we will wind up with a batch of light snow in the morning and then some more snow showers in the afternoon with the arctic boundary. it will be snow went off and on all day tomorrow. it will not be a steady snow on saturday. i think we will wind up with a general one to two-inch snowfall. there will be enough called think it will i stick to the ground. maybe in annapolis, you guys could see some accumulating snow. other maryland, all rain. most to you, one to two inches of snow. a good chance for off and on snow on saturday. it 35 on sunday. it will be 8 windy day and it
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will feel like it is in the teens and 20's. another storm moves in not tuesday night and wednesday. 6:15. >> a few things we are watching. we have an accident at loch raven boulevard. use extra caution. you may find some delays in the city at ramsey street because of fire activity. 53 on the west side just past 795. one problem in the glen burnie area. we have an accident, so use extra caution. this is the harrisburg expressway at york road. this is southbound traffic and a bit heavier this time of the morning. those delays will be cropping up shortly. moving well on 795 down towards the beltway as things start to
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slow up just a bit. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> president obama has freed 10 states from the no child left behind act. he said the law was flawed in its application. states faced an all or nothing approach to federal funding where every student has to test a grade level by 2014. a former top aide to gabrielle giffords says he will run for seats. ron barber said giffords asked him to run. she resigned last month. a special election takes place in june. the green light to the first new nuclear power reactors is the 19 7070's.
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construction of two new reactors will be near atlanta, georgia. there are safety concerns over aging reactors. the new reactors should be able to go online by 2016 or 2017. >> four million tea disks are being recalled to. this includes maxwell house that our plastic and filled with coffee. there have been more than 20 reports of incidents. frequent-flier miles can come with a catch -- taxes. thousands of citibank customers received notices in january. they produced taxable income.
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some customers were hit with a 1099. awarded frequent-flier miles are taxable, confirms the irs. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. google is developing an entertainment device that we use home, i internet networks. get ready for a big wave of foreclosures. the massive mortgage settlement announced yesterday was triggered a jump in foreclosure. banks will unleash inventory on the market. stocks continued to inch higher. a deal was struck on a bill package.
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the bloomberg maryland index was slightly higher. ballantine state is around the corner -- valentine's day is around the corner. looking for a job and love animals? the maryland zoo is looking to hire workers. the jobs range from account to full-time elephant keeper. you can check out my twitter account for more information or go to the homepage of the maryland zoo. >> i wonder what the requirements are? >> just grab the shovel. [laughter] we could do that. 6:19. >> banned from doing business in korea. >> here is a look at last
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night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute.
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not that out there at all though the volume is picking up. we will see some delays shortly. this is in towson on east joppa road, we have an accident. some fire activity at ramsey street. 648, watch for an accident in the glen burnie area. tall minutes on the west side outer loop -- 12 minutes. this is traffic on the north side at dulaney valley. outer loop is building over towards the harrisburg expressway. 95 in harford county moving very well. no delays out of white marsh. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. so far so good. we don't expect any problems today. 27 degrees in jarrettsville.
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increasing clouds today. , skies this afternoon. we should get to the evening commute without any precipitation. we have some rain and snow to start the weekend. here is keith mills, the man. >> thank you. good morning. a big golf tournament going on at pebble beach on the picturesque monterey peninsula. tiger woods cannot be rehabbed with this. "forbes" magazine ranked the most disliked athletes in the country, tiger woods and michael vick. this approach hits the pin. ihe is four under.
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tony romo is a scratch golfer. there are tied for 25th at the pro-am. the defending champion is what backay back. one week from tomorrow, pitchers and catchers report to sarasota for spring training. dirty pictures are expected to be in camp -- 30 pitchers are expected to be in camp. there is nick markakis. the korean baseball association said the orioles of piloted particle by signing a player, considered the top amateur player in the country. the capitals on the ice last point at the verizon center.
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out of the engine had a big game -- alex ovechkin with a big game, a. winnipeg scored two goals within 12 seconds. you don't see that too often. tonight, the cal ripken senior foundation gala. that is sweet. >> thank you. 28 degrees on tv hill. a car account trades in on its achievements to gain some national attention. >> contraception for make vending machine could become a reality at towson university. >> the gop campaign trail winds through d.c. today.
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the candidates are courting conservatives. >> in new accident along the falls road in hampstead. falls road in hampstead.
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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. i like snow on the weekend. that works for me. >> we will get some snow maybe tonight and tomorrow. today the weather will be fine. temperatures in the upper 20's and low 30's this morning. we will see some ho sunshine. all that mess will start to come in tonight. details in just a few minutes. >> the republican race for the white house runs to the nation's capital today. >> kate amara explains why the campaign trail took a sudden for
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in the road -- fork in the road. >> candidates will be here because that is where the conservatives are. three of the four republican presidential candidates will be in washington, d.c., today, courting conservatives at cpac. the annual conservative political action conference attracts influential leaders and activists from across the country, and the white house hopefuls are looking for votes. >> we need someone who can lead this country, who can motivate and surround themself with strong, principled conservatives. >> rick santorum and newt gingrich continue to try and cast themselves as the conservative alternative to mitt romney. gingrich has consistently said romney's views are too close to president obama. >> and i think that a massachusetts moderate finds it very hard to draw a sharp contrast with somebody who's an illinois radical. >> mitt romney tried to flip the argument. >> senator santorum and speaker gingrich -- they are the very republicans who acted like
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democrats. and when republicans act like democrats, they lose. >> he believes he will ultimately win the gop presidential nomination. ron paul is hoping to win maine this weekend. he's skipping cpac to campaign in the state, saying he decided to give his supporters a break. >> we made the decision a couple of months ago not to do it, and it was a matter of resources. you know, we have a lot of young people that are involved in our campaign. we ask a lot of them. >> the result of the maine's week-long series of caucuses will be announced tomorrow. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> if ron paul where to win the maine, how would that shake up the race? >> that would make him the fourth candidate to win a contest. that would mean four straight losses for mitt romney and that would raise questions about is
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their ability as the gop front runner -- about his durability. >> a pennsylvania woman is charged with having sex with a student. she was arrested on thursday after officials received an anonymous tip accusing her of abusing a student from the fall of 2010 to last month. none of the incidents took place on campus and she has been fired. >> saying nearby to the former mayor of annapolis. he died on wednesday of a heart attack. visitation is scheduled from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on sunday. a memorial service is scheduled on monday. he was 70 years old. >> a controversial proposal at towson university.
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jennifer franciotti is live in towson with reaction to this proposal. good morning. >> this is still in the early stages of discussion. the overall goal is to prevent unwanted pregnancies and to protect students' privacy. the university is looking into installing a vending machine at the dow health center which would dispense the emergency contraceptive pill plan b during business hours. this comes on the heels of shippensburg university, where officials there at the pennsylvania school this week have made the pill available to students through an on-campus vending machine at their health campus center. >> 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. >> health officials say plan b can be used to prevent unwanted pregnancies if taken with 72 hours after unprotected sex,
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and is available over the counter without prescription for women over the age of 17. currently, towson university students who are in need of emergency contraception would have to make an appointment with campus health officials and talk about the use of the pill. with the vending machine, it would make the process less of a hassle for students and allow males to have access to that pill, as well. and above all, officials say it protects privacy. >> describe it -- nobody's around you. nobody sees it. you don't even need to tell anybody. >> this is one of the reasons that the brand name is plan b. so if plan a doesn't work, people -- women and couples have a plan b to prevent pregnancy. >> the cost for these vending machines varies widely -- anywhere from $1200 to $4500. one thing that needs to be worked out is cost and how it would be funded. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news.
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>> a carroll county high school is receiving some national attention. a top assistant official toured the school to learn more about the manufacturing technology. >> we need to make sure that we're working with industry so we are responsive to the needs of industry because this is what is available in the workplace and we need to have the same in quebec in schools they will find in the workplace. >> students earn college credit and they get a real leg up toward landing high-tech manufacturing jobs in maryland. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> it just got a lot busier in hampstead. reports of an overturned vehicle along falls road near gunpowder. watch for possible lane closures
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as police arrived on the scene. we will let you know once we of more information on that. loch raven boulevard in towson, an accident. grant street, a fire department activity on the south side of the city. in glen burnie, watch for possible delays. let's look at traffic in a couple of spots. this is baltimore national pike, the west side of the beltway and normally we start to see delays form at this hour. this is 95 at 395. no delays towards conaway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. the weather will turn interesting into the beginning of the weekend. it should be dry during the day today. will be about 47 or 48 today. a mix of rain and snow will move in tonight.
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we should wind up with one to two inches of accumulation in most areas on saturday. high temperatures in the 30's but it will feel like it is in the teens and 20's on sunday. the next truck moves in on monday and tuesday -- the next storm moves in on monday and tuesday. >> 6:37. 28 degrees on tv hill. the need to be a cool customer -- you need to be a cool customer to belly up to this bar. >> we are still taking your answers 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.
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>> keeping things cool in rochester, minnesota. the fifth annual social ice festival. they have been carving out elaborate bars and seats of
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blocks of ice. >> how about a cupcake for valentine's gift? this is the red velvet cupcake the comes with eight carrots -- eight karat diamond ring tops this confection. it cost $55,000. who cares what it tastes like? all about the bling. a paramedic crew should give a georgia family a frequent rider card. that is coming up.
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>> there was a nice cupcake. >> really nice. >> one problem in hampstead. we'll update you on that. >> of my watch and your cake for $35. we have some snow to talk about. here's a look outside. a few clouds hang around but quiet. stay tuned. the weather is next.
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. a maryland appeals court has ordered a new trial in one counts of the case of a neighborhood whose wells were contaminated during a gasoline spill.
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than 7 $1 million in damages was awarded to households affected by the underground leak. jury destruction was faulty and the monetary award was struck down. an inmate in jessup could soon be moved to death row after being found guilty of murdering a corrections officer. lee stephens could be the first person sentenced to death under maryland's new capital punishment guidelines after a jury convicted him on thursday for the stabbing murder of corporal david mcguinn. he will be sentenced next week. a patient has been deemed competent to stand trial. he stars in first and second- degree murder last october. defense attorneys plan to argue he was defending himself from it sexual assault.
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>> it is not too rare for a woman giving birth on the way to hospital. but what the happens twice? >> jordan brown seems peaceful now. he made an exciting entrance into the world' . >> we got there and water had broken. we made a decision that we would not make it to the hospital. >> they did not have much time. >> i turned around and looked in the head was out. i went to reach for another pair of gloves. i turned around and there he was. >> he has three older siblings. the energy and excitement did not last long.
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>> only does is sleeping -- all he does is sleep. he has something in common with his older sister. >> ok, how do you know my name? he delivered my other baby, too. >> this was the same scenario that happened two years ago. same mother and same paramedics. >> we knew we had a double decker going here. >> she is said they took care of her inner babies two years apart. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> what are the chances of that? wow. let's check your morning commute. there is an accident in hampstead, an overturned vehicle
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along falls road approaching gunpowder road. a crash in towson at loch raven boulevard just past east joppa road. you may find some delays. fire activity that ramsey street. this is traffic -- we have some of volume building around the area. you can see the brake lights at baltimore national pike. those delays stretch back to liberty road. southbound traffic looking pretty good out of white marsh. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. so far so good. that will change as we head into tonight and tomorrow. 31 at the airport. 25 degrees in taneytown.
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he may have to scrape some frost off your windshield. this is ahead of the storm system will been talking about. you may see some sunshine to start the day. this is the storm that will be visiting us over the weekend. it will hook up with some colder air. today, a mix of sun and clouds or increasing clouds with a high temperature around 50. tonight, a rain-snow mix will develop. i think it will hold off until the evening commute. temperatures drop back into the low to mid 30's. there will be a couple of items at play. low pressure will be tracking up
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the coast. an arctic cold front will be sweeping across the region. these will combine into a big snowstorm for folks in new england. we will have some snow in baltimore. snow showers in the afternoon with the market boundary. it will be selling off and not on saturday all day. -- it will be snowing often non. i think we will see one to two inches of snow -- it will be on.ing off and onowing off and there could be some accumulating snow in the southeastern counties. mostly rain down to the south. western maryland, maybe up to four inches of snow on saturday
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afternoon. a breezy and cold day on sunday with a high temperature of 35. it will feel like the teens and 20's because of the wind. back into the 40's on monday and tuesday with a mix of rain and snow. quiet today but the weather will turn active tomorrow and into sunday. >> a controversial proposal to put plan b into a vending machine on the campus of towson university. jennifer franciotti joins us live with that story. >> this is still in the discussion phase. health officials are looking at installing this vending machine at the health center. this comes on a university in
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pennsylvania where they made the morning after pill available through on campus vending machine. plan b could be used to prevent unwanted pregnancies if taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex. students will have to make an appointment with health officials and discuss use of the pelill. this would be more convenient for students and what also protect their privacy. officials are not clear how this would be funded and where that money would come from. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. 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?
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>> we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. 6:53. 28 degrees on tv hill. >> coming up, we'll take a last look at weather and traffic before you head out to start your day.
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>> there is a an overturned vehicle situation. >> in hampstead along falls road. police are on the scene. you may want to avoid falls road altogether. in glen burnie, we're watching an accident and that to be in the clearing stages. you can see those delays along baltimore national pike. this is 95 at white marsh. we're closer to the beltway. a nice start on the major roads. >> we have more stuff coming in. it should be dry today. upper 40's of this afternoon. off and on snow showers
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tomorrow. it will continue into the evening. we should have one to two inches of accumulation. i think the snow will have a better chance to stick and it will stick further south. this time, closer to the city. sunny and 75 at mindy's. >> if you're looking for more weather and traffic together, be sure to join us this morning for 11 news at 7:00 a.m. on wbal>> there you'll find more local news as well as up-to-date traffic and weather information. you can find it on comcast channel 208, verizon fios 460, and 11-2. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> have a good one. >> follow breaking news and weather any time at wbaltv.com, and stay connected with us on facebook and twitter.
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