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at least the wind has died down. it will be breezy this afternoon with a high near 43. we'll come back and check the seven-day forecast. >> good morning. there could be some icy patches as you travel this morning. no delays or incidents this morning. we continue to move well on the north side to the parkville region. no delays on the j.f.x. into town. 56 past 795 down towards 70. eight minutes to go southbound on 895 to the harbor tunnel tolls. this is so far so good on the
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west side at baltimore national pike. light of volume around the area. the northwest corner looks great. problem free at the moment. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. the mayor will differ state of the city address this afternoon. >> kim dacey has a preview for us. >> this is the mayor possible third state of the city address and she is expected to outline her plans to improve baltimore. she wants to build on these lower numbers and will unveil her ideas to make city streets safer. she plans to cut the property tax down to $2.20. she will talk about a tax on
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bottled drinks. this could generate millions of dollars but not enough to pay for all the necessary construction. all the issues -- creating good schools is the most important. >> we have seen these schools begin to improve. test scores begin to go up. that is what keeps families in the city. >> the state of the city address will be here at city hall at 2:30 this afternoon. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> lawmakers will get a look at the president's proposed budget today. it will be delivered at atm this morning. -- 8:00 a.m. >> the president changes a controversial policy regarding
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birth control coverage. birth control coverage can be denied. we spoke with edwin o'brien about the rules. >> the tangent is gone now -- we had eight calls from protestant churches thanking us for the stand we're taking. but if this is happening to us, this will happen to them, too. there is no more freedom of religion. >> a formal ceremony will be held at the vatican this saturday. >> washington state governor expected to sign legislation legalizing same-sex marriage. opponents say they will work to repeal the law at the ballots
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in november. >> a chance for primary voters and candidates to catch their breath. kate amara has more. >> good morning. nine contest down so far and the next primary is coming up in two weeks. mitt romney regain some momentum. caucuseswly won maine's on saturday and he also won the presidential straw poll in washington. >> i want to be your nominee. i want to beat president obama. >> newt gingrich cast himself as a conservative crusader and lashed back at the republican establishment. >> this campaign is a mortal
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threat to their grip on the establishment. we intend to change washington, not accommodate it. >> arizona is coming up next along with michigan. >> we think this is a two-person race. or the best alternative to barack obama -- we are the best alternative to barack obama. >> if i were a betting man, i would bet that we will control of the maine caucus when we go to tampa. >> the next two primaries are scheduled for february 28. in washington, i am kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the los angeles corporation said it will take weeks to determine how with the houston died. her body was found inside a hotel bathtub. there were no signs of any
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trauma. a woman remembers her childhood growing up with with the houston. >> she is looking down on all of us as a special all for friends and seemed joyfully with the angels. >> she went to high school with whitney houston and said they had homered and friends together. said sometimes she challenged district uniform rule but rolling up her skirts and wearing different socks. they all enjoyed her company. you can read more about winning houston's -- whitney houston's death on a website, that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what is your favorite memory of whitney houston? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> 22 degrees on tv hill.
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prosecutors said a man killed a woman on their honeymoon. >> giving closure to the relatives of their victims. >> this is 95 north of the beltway.
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>> welcome back. 5:09. 26 degrees downtown. we have clear skies and no weather problems expected this morning. no rain or snow in the forecast.
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22 at the airport. 21 in parkton. it is not quite as windy as yesterday. mostly sunny skies expected with a high temperature around 43 degrees. we have some rain in the forecast for valentine's day. >> a tip from a serial killer leaves investigators to what appears to be human remains in a well outside of san francisco. they may eventually find the remains of nearly 20 people there. more bones were found on sunday as well as it woman's purse. jury selection is set to start in the trial of an alabama man accused of killing his wife.
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one man pleaded guilty in australia and served 18 months in prison there. >> some cold weather produced a visual treat. temperatures reached 19 degrees with the wind chill in the single digits. this was completely iced over. things are about to get even wetter in atlanta. >> what is that? they call it a ice. they are not used to it. which automobiles come on top? >> if valentine's sales are up to par. >> word of an accident on 95 and
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. not back out there. we start on 95 in the southbound direction. word of an accident. theou're heading out on north side of the beltway, near the j.f.x., there is a disabled vehicle that to be blocking a lane. no delays on 95 out of the northeast and moving down towards the fort mchenry. 63 on the west side outer loop
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just past 795. this is the caton avenue off ramp with plenty of activity. exiting southbound, watch for the accident to impact your ride. this is the topside near the j.f.x. no delays to report. 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. no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. light rail and metro subway on schedule. the one bus is the verdict at fort and lawrence -- is diverting. you get updates 410-500-4444.
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i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> good morning. old man winter visited over the weekend. now we have left behind is the cold. 22 at the airport. the wind has settled down. there is a nice area of high pressure in control on the east coast. you can see a few clouds in pennsylvania. the next alarm system is coming across the southern plains and producing some light snow down into arkansas. this will fall apart and weakened by the time it reaches us. mostly sunny skies expected into this afternoon. high temperature between 40 and 45. it will be a little breezy this afternoon. mostly clear tonight and cold.
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temperatures drop back into the 20's. you can see the clouds of thickening up. basically the storm will fall apart. there is a chance for some rain showers on tuesday. on tuesday night, you might have to contend with some light rain or a snowflake. this is not a big deal. it will drift off to the northeast and have a better chance for some rain or snow up in new england. there is another storm right behind that with a chance for rain into thursday and friday. mostly sunny today. high temperature around 43. there % chance for a rain shower to more afternoon -- the represent chance for rain shower -- 30% chances. into the weekend, a coastal
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storm on sunday. we will keep an eye on that. a high of 39. >> kia takes top honors in the total cost of ownership award. what it will cost to loan the same vehicle for five years and kia emerged as the top brand. audi is the best luxury brand. most of us are able to spend a big honor sweetheart's this year. details from chris clackum. >> the flow of chocolate may only be exceeded by the flow of cash. at sherries berries, additional workers have been brought in to meet demand.
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>> there is a lot going on for valentine's day. retailers should be happy with the final results. >> valentine spending should hit about one under $26 per person this year -- $126. it has been busy at this facility alone. they are processing 1 million strawberries' a day in anticipation of the big day. the ship 26 million buries a year -- they ship 26 million berries a year. this year is seems that multiple gifts are back. >> men are expected to spend twice as much on their sweethearts as the women do on thereirs.
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chris clackum, wbal-tv 11 news. >> did you hear that? >> apple is making more in rows with the military. -- inroads. good news for greece. jane king has the bloomberg business report. is kind of as day woman's holiday. good morning. stock futures on the rise. we know that this could change every day thanks to greece. makers did approve austerity measures. the situation is still ongoing. finance ministers will meet to decide whether to approve the finance package. friday was a down day on worries about greece.
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american airlines slashing 30 13,000 jobs. any overtures will come off the top from who would like to leave. they are expected to detail that plan this week. the air force taking a page out of the american airlines' strategy book. they may buy as many as 18,000 ipad 2's. lighter planes save on fuel costs. groupon plans to unveil a new look. there will be a thumbs-up and it thumbs down back. that is to make sure they didn't show ads that people do not
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want. >> tony pann says, wait a minute. i understand some changes could be coming to hospital for patients that are board in bed. >> they normally have limited tv options. it was boring when i had both my children. what plastic surgery is on the rise? >> 5:22. 22 degrees on tv hill. we remember the legendary whitney houston. details on her death and a look back at her career. [ dog barking ] mom!
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>> the world continues to mourn whitney houston. >> that includes her peers at last night's grammy awards. >> i just want to say, we all love to come up with the houston -- we all love you, whitney houston. songs and foes were featured throughout the night, along with a tender rendition of a most favored ballad -- songs and
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photos. >> the passion and out after a list she was. -- the passion and how effortless she was. >> the los angeles county coroner told reporters an autopsy had been done but it is far too early with may have caused her death. >> there are reports that maybe she drowned or overdosed. we will not make a final determination until all the tests or in. >> it will likely take six to eight weeks until all the toxicology reports are back. her daughter was rushed to hospital early sunday morning. she was released after being treated for anxiety. her father cut short his concert tour in the midwest and arrived
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in los angeles sunday night. a ticket corner three months to release the cause of death after michael jackson died. it could be a while until we hear anything definitive in this case. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what is your favorite memory of whitney houston? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> 5:27. 22 degrees on tv hill. a jackpot winner in saturday's powerball drawing. >> baltimore residents get an update on the state of the city later today. >> it was windy and cold over the weekend. >> tracking in new accident if you head out in the city. you head out in the city.
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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. the kids will need to bundle up this morning. >> we lost the wind. it is cold. 22 degrees at the airport. in light southwest breeze at 5 miles per hour. mostly sunny today. we will make it up to 43. we have some rain in the forecast for a valentine's day and a couple of chances for rain and snow going into the weekend. >> we saw some icy patches coming in. we're doing pretty well on the major roads. we have a disabled vehicle on
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the outer loop of the j.f.x. we continue to move well out of the owings mills area. 95 southbound, 64 and traveling down towards the 895 split. construction at the curtis creek drawbridge. the inner loop construction is ongoing. 62 on southbound 97. no problems to report elsewhere. this is 95 at caton avenue. the accident is off to the side. another accident at charles in the city. this is the north side at the j.f.x. no sign of that disabled vehicle. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a police-involved shooting investigation.
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one person accelerated a pickup truck towards a police officer. leon spry was shot after a scuffle on saturday morning. faces attempted murder and assault. police on the lookout for two male suspects that robbed a pizza shop. employees were held at gunpoint. another man waited outside. both men took off on foot. a taxicab driver was stabbed . this happened to robert donley. he was stabbed in the upper body. he has been released from hospital and is recovering at
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home. >> the murder trial of george huguely continues today. he's accused of killing yeardley love. there was a very emotional week. >> the videotape statement sparked emotion. on the witness stand, the detective recounted the events shortly after the glove was found dead. she said huguely had been drinking before his statement. he called love his former girlfriend. they have learned that the other had been unfaithful and he went to love's apartment to talk things over. said, i was like chill out. she said he kept hitting her
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head against the wall. he said, i never strangled her. i may have grabbed her neck. the detective told huguely that love was dead. said, she's dead? he said, please tell me she is not dead. kill me. there's no way she is dead. >> love was found dead almost two years ago after her head was slammed against wall. >> defense attorneys claim love died in part by taking a drug and alcohol. stay with us as the trial continues. >> the state of the city will be the topic get city hall as
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stephanie rawlings-blake gives her annual address. kim dacey is live with details. >> this is the mayor's third state of the city address and she is expected to outline her plans to improve baltimore. when stephanie rawlings-blake delivers her state of the city address, she will outline her plans to improve education and public safety as well as her goals to make everything stronger. >> this was going to be the major focus which would attract approximately 10,000 new families to a nebaltimore. >> approximate 30,000 people have left baltimore. crime stats have dropped compared to previous years. she wants to build on these
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lower numbers and to make city streets safer. she is expected to talk about the property-tax to cut it down to $2.20. the mayor is expected to talk about funding construction projects for schools. this could generate millions but not enough to pay for all the necessary construction. of all the issues facing the city, creating good schools is the most important. >> first because it now begins to seem realistic. we have seen the schools begin to improve. test scores have begun to go up. and second because that is what keeps families in the city. >> the address will take place at city hall at 2:30 this afternoon. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. we have a jackpot winner. one person had the powerball
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jackpot but they are not likely to maryland. the new millionaire has not come forward. >> i was not in rhode island. >> 22 degrees on tv hill. how overeating may impact your memory. >> a medication may prevent obesity. >> sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. will let you know about any problems to will let you know about any problems to
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>> welcome back. 26 degrees downtown. the weather is nice and quiet. we did have some snow over the
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weekend. now we have the cold left behind. low 20's in the northern suburbs. 22 at the airport. 24 in hagerstown. mostly sunny skies today. it might be little breezy later this afternoon but not like yesterday. a high temperature of 43. we will come back and check the seven-day forecast going into the weekend. >> eating too much appears to increase the risk of memory loss. researchers >> study the daily diets of people over the age of 70. people were twice as likely to of mild cognitive impairment based on how much they ate. calla consumption was a stronger predictor of memory loss then stroke and education level.
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a medication may help. >> children of obies mothers are prone to wait metabolic syndrome. when della mice were given a medication, they had a decrease body weight as well as improved glucose levels. >> 22 degrees on tv hill. billy cundiff honored at this mater. on a modealma >> things a moving smoothly. just a few patches of ice. tony has your weather when we come back. the car on the left was filled up with
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. there are some icy patches out there. a few minor issues. we start on the topside of the beltway at the j.f.x. reports of a disabled vehicle. there could be an accident at charles street in the city. watcher speed on the west side outer loop. 46 on southbound 795 towards franklin boulevard. so far so good on 295. the rest of the major roads are cooperating. this is 95 in harford county. traffic looks pretty good at the moment. no delays at the fort mchenry or the harbor tunnels.
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this is 83 at padonia road. no delays down to the beltway. 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. >> we have a small delay on the light rail running right now. metro subway on schedule. 36 bus not stopping at washington boulevard and monroe. on time service on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. updates are available on demand by phone at 410-500-4444. that is 410-500-4444. i am kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> good morning. it was a wintry weekend. we had windy condition than it was cold.
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22 at the airport. not much of a breeze. it is cold even without the wind. high pressure in control on the east coast. we will enjoy it mostly sunny skies today. another storm system may give us a couple of rain showers tomorrow. it looks pretty impressive right now. some rain down in the gulf coast. this will fall apart. not much will be left by the time it gets to maryland. high temperature between 40 and 45. it could be a breezy this afternoon but not like yesterday. mostly clear tonight and cold.
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let's look at the futurecast. tomorrow is valentine's day. there is a slight chance to could be some showers tomorrow. that storm basically falls apart. we have a 30% chance. it might be cold enough for some snowflakes to mix and. there could be some snow showers in the mountains. it will not amount to much around baltimore. 48 tomorrow. a chance for some rain showers, 30%. tuesday.akix on some computer models are developing a coastal storm on sunday with a high temperature of 39.
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>> thank you. will get a look at how much president obama wants to spend next year. tracie potts has a preview of the budget the president will unveil later today. >> here is the budget the president will pitch later this morning in virginia. new spending on education and transportation. $1.5 trillion in new taxis. the bush tax cuts will expire for the wealthy. millionaires will pale least 30%. >> he will have a chance to vote on it. >> republicans have a different idea -- no new taxes and no more cuts. >> if you extend this by cutting spending, you're exploiting the
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bankruptcy of social security. >> the white house says this would shrink deficits by $4 trillion without harsh cuts. >> the time for austerity is not today. we need to bring our deficit under control. >> you can bet there will be a fight on capitol hill over this. it may not pass at all before the new budget year begins in october. >> 5:49. 22 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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>> this morning we asked -- what is your favorite memory of whitney houston? >> 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, be inas fort's enough to tampa -- i was fortunate enough to be in tampa when whitney houston sang the national anthem. we move on.
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the biggest names in golf are target woods and phil mickelson -- tiger woods. they were paired together. would they make a charge to win? he self-destructive. he misses again. this is the ninth time they were paired together. tiger woods was overmatched -- except for this -- out of the woods and into the hall. hole. it was all phil from there. another clutch putt for par. phil, 64. he beat tiger by 11 shots.
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17 under. phil mickelson had it going this weekend. that was his wife. we know have the ravens finished their season. they lost to the patriots. it has been a tough three weeks for billy cundiff. he has had the support for the ravens and support from his college alma mater. award from draken university. he had incredible support after the miss. >> you do not let people define who you are as an athlete.
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i think when i put out there will be as good or better as i did the last couple of seasons. >> what a lesson. ray lewis always preaches, i have your back. >> i imagine that is incredibly important. thank you, keith. the state of a man sentenced to a hit and run. >> an emotional night at the grammys. who to call on top honors -- who took home top honors? >> we have some rain in the seven-day forecast. >> in cecil caton, we have some closures because of fire activity. we will update you on an overturned vehicle on 97. details are coming up.
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>> the mayor will give the state of the city address later this afternoon. >> a legend celebrated just days after the passing of whitney houston. >> round two. the huguely murder trial heads back to court. >> + when we could see the next round of precipitation.


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