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of sprinkles. iesty for the cheese weather valentine's graphic? i will show it all morning and over again. 45 to 50. >> and you made yourself. >> that is right. we will look to the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> i have no idea what that was. that graphic was scary. perring parkway, we have an accident they could be causing some delays. in bel air, an accident every 24. a car fire in oral at more danza -- in laurel at morganza.
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this is baltimore national pike on the west side. this is 83 at york road. we continue to move well. we will update you when delays start to crop up. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> our big story, the budget battle has begun. president obama has delivered his 2013 budget to congress yesterday. >> kate amara is live with more. good morning. >> good morning. members of the administration are heading to capitol hill this morning to defend the strategy. a special delivery for congress. president obama's federal budget
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arrived on capitol hill on monday. the blueprint for 2013 -- spend more on education and transportation. >> at a time when our economy is growing and creating jobs at a faster clip, we have to keep this recovery on track. >> $4 trillion will be cut from the deficit. slashed government spending. half a trillion dollars in defense cuts over 10 years. >> we have to make some tough choices to put this country on a more sustainable fiscal path. >> as expected, republican lawmakers rejected the plan. >> somebody asked if this budget was dead on arrival. it is debt on arrival. >> it does not addressed in taba programs.
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>>-- it does not address the intolerable and programs. -- entitlement programs. an alternative budget is being prepared. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> what other major cuts stand out in the plan? >> something that will affect basically all americans. includes a $25 billion cut to the postal service and that includes eliminating saturday mail delivery. there are also cuts to nasa which means nasa would have to scrap two missions to mars. >> two new polls shows the
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republican race is a tie between mitt romney and rick santorum. 32% favor mitt romney, followed by 30% for rick santorum. ron paul has 8%. >> mayor stephanie rawlings- blake says she wants to grow baltimore city by 10,000 more cities. families. new proposals to improve school buildings and neighborhood revitalization. she is working to decrease property taxes for baltimore city's. >> an ethics committee reaches a decision about ulysses currie. he was acquitted of federal bribery charges last year.
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mike miller says he believes the recommendation will be brought to the senate this week. a possible sanction includes the expulsion. >> the maryland senate passed a bill and the measure now goes on to the house. an employee could be exempt from going back to work after spending just 10 minutes at jury duty. hundreds of people gathered in an alice in support of the same sex marriage bill. there was a night of lobbying at the state house where governor o'malley was invited to speak. postcards were distributed to legislative officers. >> it is important to give people equal justice under the law. >> testimony on the bill was
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heard last week. maryland would join seven other states and d.c. in legalizing same-sex marriages if the law passes. you can see how the debate has grown over the years on our website, >> a man is ordered to leave as the records officers making an arrest. he said officers violated his rights and their own policy. kim dacey is live outside police headquarters to explain. >> the incident happened early saturday morning. the man uploaded the video to youtube and filed a complaint with baltimore city police. came across the
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arrest. one of the officers asked him to leave. baltimore city police issued a general order that said citizens have their right to film police on public property. recording devices cannot be taken away. scott mentioned the order during his encountered. >> walk down the street. >> you guys do know you have a standing order to allow people to record it. >> the incident is being investigated by baltimore city police to see if the officers violated any policies or procedures. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. 35 degrees on tv hill. president obama gets a visit from china today. from china today. >> whether
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>> welcome back. 42 degrees downtown. there is some sprinkles out there this morning. nothing of any consequence. let's look at the current conditions. 32 in taneytown and parkton. 34 in randallstown. the atmosphere is trying to create something. that looks impressive on radar the most is not hitting the ground. there could be some snow flurries in the mountains this morning. high temperature today, 48 degrees.
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we will come back and check the seven-day forecast. >> gerry sandusky can now visit with his grandchildren. a judge turned down two request by prosecutors. one is that jurors be selected outside the area and that he remained indoors at his home after neighbors complained he was watching children from his back porch. >> the vice president of china will meet with barack obama and joe biden today. talks are expected to cover a range of bilateral issues. >> whitney houston's body arrives in new jersey by a private jet. the singer died on saturday in a beverly hills hotel. we will not know the exact cause
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of her death four weeks. she was raised in east orange, new jersey. 35 degrees on tv hill. some good news for soon-to-be college students. >> tracking a couple of accidents and a car fire at this accidents and a car fire at this
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. let's get you up to date with what to expect. an accident along the bel air
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bypass at route 24. maybe some delays. topside outer loop, you may tapping the brakes because of an accident. no delays around the entire beltway at this time. one more problem of note in laurel, a car fire. not tracking anything significant on 95 in and out of howard county. this is baltimore national pike, the west side moving well and still pretty light in terms of volume. this is the harrisburg expressway at york road. southbound traffic moving down from the parkton region and we are delay-free down to the beltway. the j.f.x. is also moving well. 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. >> we're moving along nicely. no delays on the penn, camden,
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and brunswick lines. light rail on schedule. metro subway on time. the 30's boxed is not stopping at washington boulevard and monroe because of construction. i'm kurt kronke and now back to tony pann. >> thank you. we were talking about this storm moving across the midwest yesterday. it just fell apart by the time to get over towards us. this has lost its punch from yesterday. we have some cloud cover this morning. sun uch of a somthe sneaking through. cloudy skies are expected. the atmosphere is trying to generate some precipitation. this looks impressive but most of this is not hitting the ground. you can see some sprinkles or light rain showers or maybe some
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snow flurries back into the mountains. most of you will have a smooth commute. above freezing in most spots. 32 in parkton ended at frederick. if you get a sprinkle, there spots.e some ciyicy mostly cloudy skies. we have a chance for it rain shower or sprinkle, up 30%. sunrise at 7:00 am. cloudy tonight and a chance for some rain showers early. temperatures drop back into the 30's. quiet whether bank expected tomorrow. high pressure takes control -- expectedtet weather tomorrow. a better chance for rain on
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thursday. partly cloudy tomorrow. high temperature near 50 degrees. a better chance for rain on thursday. it should clear up going into the beginning of the weekend. a coastal storm could be developing. rain or snow with a high temperature of 38. >> thank you. business is booming for flower sellers on valentine's day. traders were snapping up flowers on monday in amsterdam. this is the size of 100 soccer fields. flowers are shipped to africa and south africmerica. roses are still the most popular for valentine's day. if you bought a bouquet, they signal perfect happiness. c the meanings behind many
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flowers on our website, you can share your valentines photos on u local. here's a couple from glen burnie. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. tell us what your special plans are for valentine's day. you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> be aware of using your smart phone too much. at&t has customers with unlimited data plans. they would start slowing space for people who consume the most data. the top 5% of data users were using two gigabytes of data a
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month. the throttle users were the wireless network is most congested. more good news. 5000 veterans will be hired. there'll be hundreds of a job fair's for veterans of this year. some positive news involving the cost of a college education. six private universities offering cheaper tuition. they hope to attract more students from middle income families. they include west virginia's university of charleston. duquesne university and see hall university in new jersey -- seton hall. >> that is good news.
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some women may prefer a good cup of coffee to roses on valentine's day. jane king has the bloomberg business report. good morning, to you. >> happy valentine's day. some news about the defense industry. they are going through some major changes. the recent budget involves cutting thousands of soldiers from active and reserve duty. that would be the first time that has been done since the aftermath of the cold war. the joint strike fighter might be cut by eliminating 13 planned aircraft. we'll get the latest report on retail sales. we were out shopping last month.
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there was a rise in january led by a bigger demand for autos. stock futures indicating a little bit of weakness. moody's cutting the debt rating of six countries, including portugal. europe still has a lot of problems. greece had appealed their bailout package and they may be able to get an international bailout. coffee will be a part of their valentine's dinner or date. 1/3 of female respondents say they would give up their sweethearts instead of giving up their coffee. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> what does that say? >> i do not know.
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coffee is pretty important. >> coffee is very important. come on. let's talk about tax season. making some changes to get people not quite comfortable to do their own. >> a lot of people like to have an accountant. many people are reluctant to e- file. turbo tax giving you that option. i will tell you how that all works. >> thank you. >> 35 degrees on tv hill. >> 35 degrees on tv hill. we will be right
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>> story about an interracial
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couple. >> baltimore was a different place back in the 1950's. barry simms explains. >> this is a story about a couple whose love was against the law. the relationship has lasted more than half a century. it was tested by an antiquated law. she was thrown in jail. her son was sent to an orphanage. >> they wanted to take shirley and make an example out of her. >> she wonders why her life was turned upside down. >> how this all came about and they pursued it with me and not other people and things like that and i could not never get
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answers. >> tonight, the law that was designed to keep them apart at what the what the governor to do to make things right. i'm barry simms. >> interesting story. the 35 degrees on tv hill. what one woman gave the lead to a conviction. >> baltimore police are investigating a complaint about a new policy. i will explain. >> there are a few sprinkles out there this morning. >> we will take a look to your morning commute. morning commute. there's an accident in bel
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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.
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thank you for joining us this morning. it is valentine's day so folks may have some plans. >> i think it will be fine. there could be some sprinkles out there. 34 and dry at the airport. there's a chance for some rain showers. here it is by popular demand. i will keep showing it over and over again. 30% chance for a rain shower today. >> i think you have out-cheesed yourself. >> if you're not listening with sound, you would not have an idea about the forecast. i will show it over and over again. coming back at 6:00 a.m., so be ready. >> there are some problems at this early hour.
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route one every 24, an accident in bel air. another at perring parkway. a car fire in the oil region of anne arundel county -- laurrel rel region. eight minutes to give you south on 895 down to the harbor tunnel tolls. this is baltimore national pike. traffic looks pretty light still. this is 83 -- they have switched the shot. if they take the better off, i kentucky what it is. this is perring parkway. it is off to the shoulder. not causing any delays. we'll keep you posted. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> arguments are expected in
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whether a man accused of killing a fellow patient is competent to stand trial. degreeis charged in first t murder. he was seen in a video and turn his room twice within half an hour. six months of home detention for a woman giving someone an abortion pill. prosecutors said she gave a packet of pills to a pregnant teenager who was 20 weeks pregnant. the medication was ordered to be used under a doctor's supervision. a deadly shooting in north baltimore. an adult man was shot through the window of a dollar store. that man later died. no word as to a suspect or a possible motive. a baltimore man feels his rights
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were violated by ordering him to leave while he was filming an arrest in progress. >> this came hours after it was ok to record police activity in public. kim dacey has more details on the story. >> the incident happened early saturday morning in federal hill. the man with the camera uploaded the video to youtube and filed an official complaint with the police department. >> i saw the cops. >> scott cover came across this arrest in that process. after 30 seconds of recording the incident on his cell phone, one of the officers ordered scott to leave. >> take a walk, sir. >> she starts walking towards me. she pulls out her spare or
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spray. >> i'm asking you to leave. >> all right. >> walk down the street. >> all right. >> down the street. >> and you guys do know you have a standing order to allow people to record it. >> nobody took your phone away. you can record all you want. >> scott was referring to a general order. it says citizens have a right to film police on public property and recording devices cannot be taken away except under certain circumstances. you felt you were harassed. >> he said he was shocked that police followed him even after he left the way. >> i'm leaving. >> i am asking for your identification. >> the incident is being investigated to determine if the officers violated any policies or procedures. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. a former police officer is
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behind bars and accused of raping a teenage girl. the victim reported that he was being raped while he visited her home back in december. this is the third time he has been accused of sexually abusing a minor. he was reportedly rearrested after another 13 year-old girl accused him of sexual assaults. those charges were eventually dropped. another 13-year-old claim she was molested by a man. charles shelly inappropriate touched her in a car back in december. the victim and her family were familiar with him. officials say he has never served as an employee or volunteer of the school district but it does have children in the
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school system. police believe there may be other victims out there. testimony continues in the murder trial of george huguely. he is accused of killing yeardley love. lowell melser isn't charlottesville -- is in charlottesville. >> you kind of get a feeling that the commonwealth is closer than farther than resting its case either later today or possibly earlier tomorrow. the medical examiner was left on the stand yesterday. today he will continue to be questioned by the defense. he will step downn. a neurologist will testify and then the medical examiner will be recalled to discuss yeardley love's cause of death. there is some dna evidence we
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need to revisit. different swabs taken from both apartments. it will be interesting to see how that plays out. it is anyone's guess as to when the commonwealth will grest. we will stay on top of the case. lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news. >> our interactive timeline details of events leading up to the trial. go to and click on huguely trial. 35 degrees on tv hill. what some researchers say about heart stem cells. >> new parents may wonder when their babies will begin to understand what they say. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. tell us what your special plans are for valentine's day. you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> good news on the topside of
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the beltway. will check on the incident in will check on the incident in bel
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>> welcome back. 32 degrees downtown. there are some sprinkles out there. it will not cause a big problem with traffic. 32 in york, pennsylvania. 34 at the airport. we're picking up a few sprinkles on the radar. we have a 30% chance for a light shower. not that temperature-wise with a high near 48. we'll come back and check the
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seven day forecast going into next weekend. >> a new study finds stem cells from a patient's own heart could help reverse damage caused by a heart attack. >> harvesting stem cells -- each patient received an infusion of their own stem cells. the amount of damage to heart muscle was reduced by half. very interesting. babies may understand the meaning of common words as young as six months old. >> they looked at pictures of common objects will hearing a statement about the object. babies fix their gaze on the picture of the item that was named.
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most experts believe babies were not able to comprehensive words until the first birthday. >> 35 degrees on tv hill. keith mills joins us live with a tribute to the head best balls coach at coppin state -- the head basketball coach.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. -->> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. the incident in bel air is still wrapping up at route 24. use extra caution. 55 on the north side hitting over from belair road.
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in anne arundel county, watch for a car fire still being worked on. we start of the north side of the beltway -- 95 from 152 in harford county is running smoothly. problem free from white marsh. harbor tunnel traffic running smoothly. this is the topside at perring parkway. the accident is gone and we are flowing smoothly through that area. 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. happy valentine's day. we're moving along nicely on the rails. no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. light rail and metro subway on schedule. we have a few diversions including the one bus at fort and lawrence. i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> what, no happy valentine's
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day for me? only for sarah? we have some sprinkles in the forecast. ava marie has managed to find some chocolate. >> good morning. if think i could smell at out. it is amazing the smell. we're getting ready for a valentine's day. they have been making wonderful chocolate for decades. you are one of the owners here. you married into this job family. what is that like -- to marry into this chocolate family/ >> it is sweet. we have orders for about 100. >> when to open up? >> 8:30.
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>> we have to halt the strawberries to make. >> the child has to be 85 degrees to get a nice coating on the strawberry -- the chocolate has to be 85 degrees. the chocolate is melted. this gets cooled off as it goes around. >> a chocolate conveyor belt. show us how it is done. >> i will go on this side. grab the strawberries. >> we're making it work. >> i tried to get -- that is beautiful. you're making it look so
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beautiful. >> are you ready to try? >> i will try. i have the stick. put that in the strawberry. i don't think that has enough chocolate. that is a beautiful. i'm sure that tastes delicious. we will be here all morning long. there are some showers out there, rain and snow. not a lot is reaching the ground. >> it only went halfway. you can bring back a thermos of the liquid chocolate. bring that back and will drink it like coffee. thank you.
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weather-wise, we were talking about this storm system yesterday. it produce some snow around chicago and dayton. it is fizzling out a little bit. it has lost its punch. we have some cloud cover. the atmosphere is trying to cook something up. it is not hitting the ground. it is impressive on the radar. it looks like a big storm. we will see a few sprinkles and maybe some snow flurries out in the mountains. 34 at the airport. we should make it into the upper 40's, which is above average for this time of year. we have a 30% chance for a rain
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shower. sunrise at 7:00 a.m. temperatures drop back into the 30's tonight. high pressure takes control tomorrow. temperatures close to 50 tomorrow. this system was a better chance for rain on thursday. a nice day tomorrow, up 50 degrees. a better chance for rain on thursday. it should clear up going into the weekend. a coastal storm saturday night or sunday. a chance for rain or snow with high temperatures in the 30's. >> 35 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
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>> this morning we asked -- tell us what your special plans are for valentine's day. >> how did she treat her last year? just kidding with you. he is a regular responder. i'm kidding. we will read more of your responses in the next hour and post all of them on the front page of our website, >> good morning. as we look ahead, once again we pay tribute to the great ron mitchell at coppin state. he won his 400th game. last night he won 408. michael harper with the slam
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dunk. coppin state leads 5-3. it was tied with 18 seconds. harper -- finally -- the areas right there. finally, a last chance. if it goes it is tied. he misses. he keeps on rolling. talk about a tremendous bass will coach. maryland will play at boston college on thursday. this time, danny o'brien is leaving. he walked into the coach's office yesterday and ask for a release from his scholarship. he will be transferring. he was the rookie of the year in the acc.
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randy edsall said he would take him back. he was the 25th player to leave the program since randy edsall took over. at the verizon center, the capitals against the san jose sharks. sharks in twice. white. this deflects off the stick. san jose wins. spring training for the orioles begins on saturday. >> thank you. ava marie is testing her sweet tooth this morning. she joins us live from it chocolate shop. >> to attacks is doing something new -- turbotax.
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>> the symptoms of heart disease often ignored by women. >> the seven-day forecast is coming up in just a few minutes. >> a couple of problems we're still tracking including a car fire.
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>> a new video of police officers making an arrest is making waves on the web. >> president obama lays out his spending blueprint.


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