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constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> it is cold but dry today. >> how about the weekend? it was bitter. it is all relative. the wind was gusting over 40 miles per hour. 22 at the airport. mostly sunny is our forecast. high temperature around 43. that is pretty close to average this time of year. we have some rain in the forecast for valentine's day. >> good morning. you may have noticed some ice in spots this morning. be careful as you travel.
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we have an overturned vehicle north on 97 just past 50. we will keep you posted on that. it may impact southbound traffic. charles street, we have an accident in the city being clear. 55 on the west side. no delays to report of the entire beltway or on 95 out of cecil county. downcil county, 213, we're to one lane because of fire activity. we'll update you on 50 at 97. this is westbound traffic. we're watching for delays north on 97 just past 57 where we have the overturned vehicle. just pass 50. moving well on padonia from the maryland line down to the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11.
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>> the mayor will give her stayed of the city address this afternoon. >> kim dacey is live with more on what we can expect to hear. this is the mayor's third state of the city address and she is expected to outline her plans to improve baltimore. crime statistics have dropped compared to previous years. a spokesman for the mayor says she wants to build on these lower numbers and will unveil her ideas to make city streets safer. she is also expected to talk about her plans to cut the city's property tax down from $2.26 to $2.20 by the year 2020. when it comes to city schools, the mayor is expected to talk more about funding construction projects through a tax on bottled drinks. a local political analyst predicts this could generate millions of dollars, but not enough to pay for of all the necessary construction. he says of all of 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
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to improve. test scores have begun to go up. and second because that is what keeps families in the city. >> the state of the city address will be here in city council chambers at city hall at 2:30 this afternoon. reporting live at city hall, kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> police are searching for two man who robbed a pizza place at gunpoint on saturday night. employees were forced to give them cash from the register. the suspect then fled with an accomplice who was waiting outside. a suspect received a suspended sentence for an accident that injured two students back in may. thomas green was under the influence of alcohol when he hit to the students.
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pleaded guilty on friday to those charges. he must undergo alcohol treatment. >> the biggest night in music focused on a big loss to the music world. whitney houston was honored. her death came as a shock. she was remembered with photos and musical tributes. the corner says it could be months before we learn her cause of death. >> there are reports that maybe she drowned or dacha overdosed. -- or that she overdosed. >> i don't think we've come to the full realization of what this means. >> criminal intent has not been ruled out. her daughter was released from
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hospital on sunday. remembering a childhood years with whitney houston. >> looking down on all of us, and closing all over friends and singing jarful now with the angels. -singing- joyfully. >> she went to school with whitney houston. she says houston sometimes challenge the strict uniform rules of for school by wearing different socks. all the girls enjoy her company that were not surprised by her success. 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 wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> after an emotional week, the case returns to court today. george huguely is accused of
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murdering yeardley love. we look inside their troubled relationship. >> the videotape statement to police sparked emotion and tears from the accused killer and yeardley love's family. on the witness stand, the detective recounted the events shortly after love was found dead. she said huguely had been drinking the day before his statement and sounded groggy as he described the recent turbulence with love, whom he called his former girlfriend. they had learned that the other had been unfaithful, and he went to love's apartment to talk things over. but he said love got defensive when he entered her bedroom. he said, i was like chill out and shook her and she started freaking out. she said she kept hitting her head against the wall. -- he said she kept hitting her head against the wall. he said, "i never strangled her. i may have grabbed her neck." the detective told huguely that
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love was dead and said, "you killed her." he responds, "she's dead? no, i did not. she's dead?" he starts shouting and crying as he's handcuffed and said, "please tell me she is not dead. kill me. oh, my god. there's no way she is dead." love was found dead almost two years ago after her head was slammed against wall. deborah weiner, wbal-tv 11 news. >> testimony will resume later today. 23 degrees on tv hill. ooh. cosmetic surgery is on the rise. sharing the spotlight. women who became the central focus of last night's grammy awards. >> tokens of love. who gets the gifts?
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why he may not be buying for is a valentine. >> oh, sure, you come to me after that. we have some rain in the forecast for valentine's day. >> on 97, we have an overturned vehicle reported, and some of fire activity causthe 2-4-6-8 's
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it is 26 degrees downtown. a very chilly start to the day. we have some improvement on the way into the afternoon. i'm alive at best buy. this is the valentine's season. i'm here with charles. a new study that women are more interested in electronics. maybe this is the way to your sweetheart's part. heart. women are 10% more interested in electronics. >> a big thing is tablets. size and weight lend themselves to the female size.
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it is easy to take with you. >> women are interested in social networking. >> you can tie all your social networking apps in there. it makes it so easy to stay in touch. >> the phones. >> phones are great for text messaging. in place of using a gps. >> guys are home and not sure what to do. best buy may be a place to go for a valentine's day. >> come in and c.s. and will get you hooked up -- come in and see us. >> we will go back to tony in the weather center. i like the thoughts of the study.
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>> forget about the chocolate and flowers. a tv.get my wife a plasmid >> it is not a bad idea. >> thank you, ava. maybe flowers and an iphone. that is a unique angle on valentine's. 21 in parkton. a cold start for us this morning. we lost the wind. it will not be as when the today. high pressure in control on the east coast. you can see some high, thin clouds in pennsylvania. we will see sunshine today. the next form will fall apart by the time it gets over towards maryland.
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showers down into the gulf. it will fizzle by the time it reaches here. mostly sunny is our forecast for today. mostly clear skies tonight. cold but nothing unusual for this time of year with temperatures dropping into the 20 +. 's. we have a 30% chance for rain tomorrow. 49 on wednesday. a better chance for rain on thursday afternoon. a coastal storm on sunday according to several computer models. 6:14. >> we are tracking a new accident on northbound 97 just past 50. an overturned vehicle may be blocking some lanes.
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charles street in the city, we have an accident. no sign of delays on the west side. moving well past 795. no problems on southbound 795 down towards the beltway. 60 on southbound 95 towards 100 . 295 in pretty good shape. this is 50 at 97. you may start to see some delays. this is the tydings memorial bridge. 213 in cecil county, we have a fire causing some lane closures. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> police in washington are investigating a deadly shootings that took place des the lincoln memorial. somebody found the victim on
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sunday morning. police believed the shooting may have been a suicide. latest move on the birth control mandate is not enough, according to edwin o'brien. employers can be denied birth control coverage to their employees. a bill being offered may change the exemption. volunteers are working in washington state to soar through more than 10 tons of paper and trash at an area dump. may have made a final visit to that dump. >> the passing of whitney houston changed the dynamic of the grammy awards ceremony last night. we have more.
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>> no surprise, adele. >> adele dominated sunday's grammy awards. she won siix awards. >> i cannot tell you how feel about it. "21", adele! >> thank you so much. this is ridiculous. the night was a comeback for nadadele. it was her first public performance since vocal surgery. one voice was mourned. >> we had a death in the family.
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>> there was a prayer to honor with the houston. >> we have been blessed by air beautiful spirit. >> ♪ and i >> jennifer hudson paid tribute in song. ♪ ♪ we love you >> and emotional signature for a night of legacies. mark barger, news news. >> a big time of the year for florists -- mark barger, wbal-tv 11 news. >> who gets the flowers?
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mom. half of men bought the flowers for a significant other. the flowers are it loving gesture. others say the flour's would lead to sex. wait for it -- you'll keep waiting if you just give flowers. which cars -- what it will cost to own a vehicle for five years. kia took the top prize for best brand. cosmetic surgery is on the rise despite the weak economy. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. the next doctor's appointment may cost you more.
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things that were once let go by now costs 2, up to $20 for things like forms and medical records or skipping appointments. patients have been skipping annual checkups and screenings. you may not be as board in a hospital room. increasing sales staffs to hospitals and doctors' offices. greece back in focus this morning. the bailout is still up for a vote. stocks were dragged lower on friday. the bloomberg maryland index took a dip. more americans getting a net tuck.alkip and cosmetic procedures are on the rise.
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i'm jane king for wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. >> maybe cosmetic surgery is the gift to give. >> 6:22. easing the pain. the event honoring billy cundiff. he will bounce back. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what is your favorite memory of whitney houston? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> here is a look at last 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. would have some problems on northbound 97. there isn't overturned vehicle just past 50. watch for those delays this one -- there is an overturned vehicle. some of fire activity on charles street in the city. this is 50. it looks pretty good here. up towards 97, watch for the delays leading up to the accident, an overturned vehicle. this is traffic in the white marsh area.
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in cecil county, 213, watch for closures because of fire activity. we will keep you posted. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we're off to a quiet start this morning. no snow around. 23 in columbia. 22 in jarrettsville. mostly sunny skies today. it might be a little breezy this afternoon. high temperature between 40 and 45. here is keith mills, the man. >> good morning. it has been three weeks since the ravens season ended with the loss to new england. no one has taken it harder than billy cundiff. he has been the target for the brutal e-mails and tweets. ing has the st has b
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been eased. he received an alumni or from drake university. the support will go along way in how we bounces back next year. >> i think the big thing is you do not let people define who you are as an athlete. playing on a good team, we have a chance to get back there. what i put out there will be just as good or better than last year or the last few seasons. >> ray lewis talks about having each other's back after a tough loss. they have supported billy cundiff. the ravens getting ready for the nfl combine. phil mickelson and tiger woods together.
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one of the worst final rounds for tiger woods. you think, clearly ever get it back -- will he ever get it back? he was up two on tiger. then phil answers back. that is clutch right there. then again on a 15, anotherputt t putt to save par. his seventh birdie on 18. he beat tiger woods by 11 shots . he was 17 under par. two steps forward and one back for at tiger woods. unbelievable.
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>> thank you. 23 degrees on tv hill. >> baltimore residents will get an update on the state of the city in a few hours. the gopto press's on race for the white house -- time to press becapause. >> the way to a woman's heart
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> it is, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. -- good morning, everybody. >> we could see more precipitation this week? >> maybe some light rain on valentine's day. wind chills were in the teams' last weekend. -- in the teens. it could become breezy again this afternoon. high temperature of 43.
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we'll come back and check the seven-day forecast into next weekend. >> it is time for a timeout in the republican race for the white house. this gives voters and candidates a chance to cast their breath. kate amara has more. >> 9 contest down so far and the next primaries are coming up in two weeks. mitt romney regained some momentum going into this two- week lull. he narrowly won maine's republican caucuses on saturday -- >> that winner is mitt romney. [cheers] >> and he also won the presidential straw poll at the conservative political action committee conference in washington. >> i want to be your nominee. i want to beat president obama. i believe i can. i believe i'm the one person in this race who actually can beat the president. >> speaking at cpac, candidate
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newt gingrich cast himself as a conservative crusader and lashed out at the republican establishment. >> this campaign is a mortal threat to their grip on the establishment because we intend to change washington, not accommodate it. >> arizona is coming up next, along with michigan, and rick santorum says he can compete heavily there. >> we think this is a two- person race right now and we're just focused on making sure that folks know we're the best alternative to barack obama and we have the best chance of beating him. >> after his disappointing second-place finish in maine over the weekend, ron paul said he still feels like a winner. >> if i were a betting man, i would bet that we will control the maine caucus when we go to tampa. [cheers] >> the next two primaries, in arizona and michigan, are scheduled for february 28. in washington, i am kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. a deadly weekend shooting in
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northeast baltimore. officials responded around 2:30 on sunday morning and they found kyndal staten suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. >> right now detectives are investigating this incident and right now they are stumped. we're hoping for the public's help. >> no word on the condition of the victim. call city homicide if you have any information. a cab driver is recovering after being stabbed over the weekend. robert donley picked up a passenger 1:30 on sunday morning and that is when the suspect demanded money and stabbed donley. the state of the city will be the topic this afternoon at city
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hall as stephanie rawlings-blake gives her annual address. >> kim dacey has some details on what we can expect to hear it later today. good morning. >> it is the third state of the city address for the mayor and she plans to outline her plans to improve baltimore. when baltimore mayor stephanie rawlings-blake delivers her state of the city address this afternoon, she will outline her plans to improve education and public safety as well as her goals to make everything stronger. >> i think they're probably equally important because they all fit in as components of what she announced earlier in her term. it was going to be the major focus for her administration, which -- to attract approximately 10,000 new families to baltimore. >> a local polical analyst says that increase could help the city make up for the approximately 30,000 people who left between the previous two census reports. crime stats have dropped compared to previous years. a spokesman for the mayor says she wants to build on these lower numbers and will unveil her ideas to make city streets
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safer. she is also expected to talk about her plans to cut the city's property tax from $2.26 to $2.20 by the year 2020. when it comes to city schools, the mayor is expected to talk more about funding construction projects through a tax on bottled drinks. this could generate millions, but not enough to pay for all of the necessary construction. of all the issues facing the city, the analyst says 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 here at city hall at 2:30 this afternoon. live at city hall, kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. it is getting busier for
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motorists on southbound 83. we're getting word of an accident. delays began around york road and continue down to the accident scene. take york road as your alternate. have an accident. they crashed just past 50 involving an overturned vehicle. in some spots. this is 50 making your approach to the ramp to northbound 97. northbound 97, we are tracking some delays up towards the accident scene. this is traffic of york road. you can see how heavy southbound traffic is before mount carmel. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie joins us live from best buy and talking about some
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good alternatives to valentine's day. >> good morning. a new survey is out saying that women are more interested in electronics than ever before, up 10% since 2007. this might be the way to get to a woman's heart. they have some neat products here. there are things you can get for under $50. there are some smaller gift options. women are not always interested in style. till i come easy things will fit into their purse. i found some nice items at best buy. the study says women are not
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interested in style. degrees today with sunshine. a chance for it wintry mix tomorrow. a slight chance. it should not prevent you from getting out and enjoying the holiday. 49 on sunshine and chances for storms into the end of the week. >> you have to have a matching iphone case and laptop case. >> i guess. just give them the case. >> 6:38. 23 degrees on tv hill. riots in the streets -- where it is happening. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. what is your favorite memory of whitney houston? 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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>> we are starting to get our first taste of winter. overnight temperatures reached the teens in atlanta over the weekend. that cause the fountain to
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freeze -- that caused that fountain to freeze. >> travel problems in europe. look at the frozen canals. waterways froze over just-in- time for the opening weekend of the venice festival. >> i had no idea and got that call thold there. >> a few early-morning accidents impacting major roadways. >> we have some rain and snow in the seven-day forecast. it will be a beautiful sunrise. 22 at the airport.
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. president obama will give americans a first look at the budget later today. the budget plan will be delivered to the senate and house budget committees. you can purchase a copy of the plant at 11:00 a.m. -- plan. the largest and most violent demonstrations in greece since 2000 made. unpopular austerity measures are put in place. police have clashed with dozens of protesters. police in california are searching property where they believed they will find the remains of the least 20 people. officers inspected an underground well and have found a portion of a skull as well as
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shoeless, jewelry, and the woman's purse -- as well as shoes. >> the world is honoring the memory of whitney houston. >> this morning we asked -- what is your favorite memory of whitney houston? >> we want to thank all of responses.hose great keep them coming.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we do have a problem on southbound 83. an accident taking up one lane. you can see the latest extend back prior to york road. in dundalk, we have an accident coming in. another in colombia at patuxent parkway. northbound 97 just past 50, an overturned vehicle. you can see all the red. we will keep you posted. delays forming on westbound 50. this is 83 at york road. those delays in place prior to mount carmel. fire activity blocking 213 in cecil county. all lanes are closed.
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that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie joins us live from best buy. tony was checking out the iron'' and vacuums. -- irons. >> we are live that best buy in talking about valentine's day. a new study says a way to a woman's heart might through electronics. maybe a phone or a tabloi et. some thing under $50. >> your ipod boombox lets you play music through this. this is great for travel. we have a wide selection of romantic and funny movies. accessories for products
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you may have. >> touch this and changes color. >> it reacts to heat. you can design your own. >> very romantic. dry conditions right now as high pressure is in control. i even found chocolate at best buy. this could be the destination. lots of great items. >> chocolate and iphones. thank you to sarah. thank you. we will see you during the next half hour on the digital channel with more ideas from best buy. it was windy and cold most of
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the weekend. we have kept the cold and lost the wind. 22 degrees in jarrettsville. we have clear skies and will have a beautiful sunrise. we could see some sprinkles on valentine's day. this will fall apart by the time it gets to our neighborhood. mostly sunny skies but not terribly cold for this time of year. mostly clear tonight. temperatures into the 20's tonight. we have a 30% for some rain showers tomorrow. i don't think it will be a big deal. dry on wednesday. a coastal storm on sunday with a high temperature of 39.
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>> all eyes will be on the mayor this afternoon as she delivers the state of the city address. kim dacey has a preview of what we can expect. >> this is the mayor's third state of the city address and she is expected to outline her plans to improve baltimore. crime statistics have dropped compared to previous years. a spokesman for the mayor says she wants to build on these lower numbers and will unveil her ideas to make city streets safer. she is also expected to talk about her plans to cut the city's property tax down from $2.26 to $2.20 by the year 2020. when it comes to city schools, the mayor is expected to talk more about funding construction projects through a tax on bottled drinks. a local political analyst predicts this could generate millions of dollars, but not enough to pay for of all the necessary construction. he says of all of the issues facing the city, creating good schools is the most important. the state of the city address will be here in city council chambers at city hall at 2:30 this afternoon. reporting live at city hall,
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kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. here is matt lauer with a look at what is coming up next on the "today" show. >> good morning. the life and legacy of whitney houston. we will have the latest on the investigation into her death. how the music world honored the singer last night during the grammy awards, including jennifer hudson's notional tribute. then 120 -- more than 120 people injured in protests in greece. the couple that inspired the vow, number one movie at the box office. that and much more when we get started on a monday morning. >> 23 degrees on tv hill.
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>> we're back with one less check of the weather. 22 at the airport. 26 of the inner harbor. a chilly start to the day. we'll go back to tony. >> this was our first winter weekend this whole weekend. now we lost the wind and kept the cold.
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we will make it up to 43 this afternoon. tomorrow, we have a chance for a rain shower, 30%. it will not be a big deal. 48 for the high temperature. >> we're joking about the valentine's day. we will play it safe. flowers and candy. >> we talk a good game. >> what about your co-workers? >> kind of busy. we start with the harrisburg expressway south about approaching mount carmel. delays stretch back prior to york road. there is an accident in dundalk and another in columbia. an overturned vehicle past 50 taking up the right lane.
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this is 50 at 97. a bit of a delay on westbound 50. this is 83 at york road. that is a mess, approaching mount carmel. >> 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 plus. >> 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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