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becoming mostly sunny and a high temperature will be up to 51. we'll come back and take a look to the forecast going into the weekend. first we check on the roads. >> we have some fire activity at harford road and taylor avenue in the parkville region. at frederick road, a water main break and all lanes are closed. speeds around 60 on 97 through the glen burnie area. looking good for the key bridge. drive times are not bad. 11 minutes on the outer loop northeast side. five minutes to travel south on 95 down towards the fort mchenry from the 895 split. this is to and from the harbor
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tunnel and looking pretty good at this hour. this is the fort mchenry. southbound trough -- southbound traffic moving without delay. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> hundreds of baltimore residents are waking up without gas this morning. >> crews are trying to fix a water main and it could take days to fix. jennifer franciotti is live near the scene with the latest on the repair efforts. >> this is a situation that went from bad to worse. of the 900 homes and businesses affected, b.g.e. still needs to go door-to-door to some 400 homes. everything unfolded yesterday. dcw was working on a water main break. a piece of asphalt fell one and forced water into a gas line. all that water has to be pumped
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out of the line. >> we still have to get into each building, turn the gas off, then go back to the gas main and drain the water out. >> we are canvassing the area and we're making progress. you're talking about hundreds of homes we have to access. >> b.g.e. stopped going door-to- door around 11:00 p.m., but they did have people on call in case somebody were to call and say it is ok to come into the home to turn off the gas main. more door-to-door efforts will resume at 7:00 a.m. this morning. they have to get into the gas line and pump the water route and then go door-to-door again to return service. we will bring a more at 5:30. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you.
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prosecutors are expected to wrap up their case in the murder trial against george huguely. >> two medical experts took the stand yesterday. lowell melser has a preview of what jurors can expect today. >> as we enter the eighth day, six days worth of testimony, we're nearing the finish line for the commonwealth. the many clear they will be wrapping up their case sometime today. we ended with dna evidence last night. we will hear more of that dna evidence as the commonwealth wraps up its case and the defense takes over. it is not clear how many witnesses the defense will call. the judge is willing to go into saturday if need be and into next week. we'll keep an eye on things and have an update at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news.
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>> that trial is raising concern about campus relationships. some say the pattern of violence between huguely and love is too often ignored by family. >> alcohol is the best in her brother of your value system -- the best in her bitter -- inhibitor. >> the doctor is hopeful that her death will drive home the reality of domestic violence. the best thing a parent can do it can model a healthy relationship for their children when they are young. >> no more twitter. lawmakers are discussing a bill that would prevent colleges from monitoring social activity of students.
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the coach is prohibiting his students from using the site. this follows the suspension of a towson player after a racial slur. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think coaches have the right to ban the players from using social media sites like facebook and twitter? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> big news from capitol hill. there has been a deal reached to extend the payroll tax cut. kate amara has the developing story. >> several republican lawmakers have predicted the house will approve this deal. from capitol hill, good news for anyone who gets a paycheck.
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democrats and republicans struck a tentative deal to extend the payroll tax cut through the end of this year. >> i think this will get the majority of votes in our conference. >> without the extension, the average american family will lose about $1,000 a year, $40 per paycheck. >> $40 less for groceries to feature kids, $40 less for the medications you dependent, $40 less to cover bills and ran, $40 less to take care of an elder parent. >> this would renew long time unemployment benefits and prevent a big cut in medicare payments to doctors. >> pass the extension of unemployment insurance. do before the it is too late and i'll sign it right away. >> lawmakers could unveil the plan as early as today. >> i think it is a done deal
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subject to the t's being crossed and the i's being dotted. i think it will file as early as tomorrow. >> without action, then pulled tax cut would expire at the end of this month. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. 41 degrees on tv hill appeared the so-called torture trial begins later today. >> a mob theme museum opens in las vegas. >> this is the beltway at the b- w parkway. fire activity around the area. -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal.
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>> welcome back. 47 degrees downtown. we have some cloud cover to start the day. that's to be clearing up and it should turn out to be a nice afternoon. the skies are clear in the northern suburbs. we will make it up to 51 this afternoon and it will become mostly sunny. it will be a nice day. we'll check the forecast going into the holiday weekend. >> the trial of the man accused of kidnapping his former neighbor will continue today. prosecutors say jeffrey maxwell kidnapped his neighbor near dallas and he then beat her, tied a rope, and sexually
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assaulted her. maxwell was caught. four life terms for an illinois doctor convicted in the deaths of four patients. he dispensed oxycodone, more than any other doctor in the country. he made several trips to ohio. he maintains his innocence and has demanded the judge release him immediately. >> the mob takes over las vegas -- it is 8 museum.-- it is a museum. it opened on a valentine's day. several couples were given the opportunity to marry there. >> gangster and not gansta.
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there is a difference. a workshop tool is being recalled. >> a family is still in with student loan debt. >> some closures in southwest >> some closures in southwest
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frederick road, continued closures in effect because the water main break. 64 on the southbound b-w parkway down towards 100. no problems on 97. 895 to and from the harbor tunnel, we're moving very well at this time north and southbound. this is 95 at the fort mchenry. southbound traffic looks very good. no delays then at the toll plaza. 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. the 19 bus diverting at harford and teller because of fire in that area. a diversion at fort and lawrence. light rail has a 10-minute delay. on time service on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines.
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i am kurt kronke. >> thank you. good morning. we had some rain shower activity last night. we have some leftover clouds. 39 at the airport. 35 in parkton. the clouds are breaking up in the northern suburbs. that keeps the temperatures below warmer. we have the radiation locally going on. this cloud deck will start to break up -- we of the radiation cooling going on. we can see some light rain around st. louis and back into the southern plains states. good news for people in texas. they have been a severe drought. mostly sunny is our forecast today. high temperature between 48 and 53 degrees. the average high temperature is
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45. we're past the coldest part of the winter. the record for today is 77. becoming partly cloudy tonight. temperatures drop back into the 30's. that storm will come up into the ohio valley. we still have liked southeast wind going. it will be warm enough for rain showers. it will be stronger than the last one that came through. 50% chance for showers on thursday. high temperature of 48. quiet weather comes back on saturday and sunday. there is a possibility of a coastal storm on sunday. some of the computer models say a chance for rain or snow. presidents' day weekend in baltimore has a history of snow. we will see what happens. >> a recall of about 3000
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chainsaws. they were pulled off the shelves because the fly will contract. -- crack. there were sold from march through july of last year. customers should stop using these chain saws and return them for the installation of a free fly will replacement. the financial pain has been confounded. student loan debt is almost never wiped away. >> sally and her husband always believed in their son michael's dreams for the future. >> we would assume he would go into the marine corps as an officer and be able to pay off his loans. >> so they cosigned honest
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college loans -- on his. his parents were devastated by the loss of their parents. >> the bills were piling up and we were getting behind. >> michael has not been able to fulfill his dream of becoming a marine. but he did find work selling cell phone for minimum-wage. >> after losing their house, michael's parents and file for bankruptcy last year. >> it is humbling because you think, we make a decent amount of money. why can we keep up with everything? >> the bankruptcy attorney said she is on the frontline of the student loan crisis. >> i see people every day in the
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process of losing their homes because they are paying student loan debt created by their children. >> the skies may be getting a friendlier for travelers. apple is looking to sue eastman kodak. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> kodak just filed for bankruptcy and now apple is asking for the ok to sue them over allegations of patent infringement having to do with technology in cameras and digital picture frames. baltimorean new yorkers have escaped any huge blizzards. some analysts attribute mother nature's gentle touch to a boost in the economy, especially
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construction area. some workers are being hired. spring fever is causing some businesses to hire workers. a mixed close yesterday as stocks to recover from some steeper losses. we had a disappointing report on january retail sales. the airline trade group said more planes are coming in on time. the number of passengers bumped from flights is at an all-time low. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> i like orange juice. tropicana orange juice going for more watered-down taste.
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>> not a good marketing strategy. this is a change not many people will be happy about. they want to water the juice down. i will tell you why in the next hour. >> see you next hour. >> 5:22. 41 degrees on tv hill. how whitney houston's family plans to lay the icon to rest. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think coaches have the right to ban players from using social media sites like facebook and twitter? how about making them shave their moustaches? and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
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>> the will be a private funeral for whitney houston. >> we have reaction from fans. >> whitney houston's fairmount declined the offer to hold a huge funeral in favor of a more intimate gathering. >> this is their private time. they have shared her with the city, the state, with the world. this is their time for their affair wfarewell. >> but some disagreed. >> she is public.
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she is part of everybody's family. she is part of my family and your family. i think we have a chance to give her a last goodbye. >> i would hope we could see here so we could say our last goodbye. there is never provide. but the family is entitled to their privacy. >> the superstar has deep roots to this community. her powerful voice was a ticket off the streets of new jersey. >> she was my idol growing up as a young girl. >> the crowds are expected to be big and the preparation in new hope have begun. >> 5:26. 41 degrees on tv hill. a startling discovery and check
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young's house. >> hundreds of homes and businesses without gas this morning. >> the weather is nice and quiet but we have some rain in the forecast over the next couple of days the quest continued closures in southwest baltimore. we will check on a fire activity we will check on a fire activity that has all
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the 50's. 39 at the airport. a light west wind at 3. we will start out with some cloud cover early this morning. becoming mostly sunny with a high temperature near 51. we have some rain and maybe some snow in the seven-day forecast. it is pitch black when we come main. >> whatever you say. >> the roads are clear. not dealing with any delays at this time. we have some closures in parkville along harford road. millington avenue is shutdown because of the gas main break in southwest baltimore. eight minutes to get you south on 895 down to the harbor tunnel tolls.
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look at quick live traffic. this is 795 at franklin boulevard. light volume down towards the beltway. this is 83 at padonia road. southbound traffic moving without delay. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> hundreds of baltimore residents are waking up to no heeat. >> crews are attempting to fix a water main. jennifer franciotti is live on the scene this morning. good morning. >> they do have water. water should be restored to everyone. when the water main break happened, it flooded the gas lines. now it could take several days to get b.g.e. to be able to restore gas to everyone.
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the view from above all it tells half the story of the gigantic mass down below. >> i have water but no gas. >> i did not have gas or water. >> a crew was working on a water main break around 3:30 on tuesday morning when a piece of asphalt fell. now b.g.e. has to go door-to- door to shut off the gas to about 900 homes and businesses. >> we still have to get into each building, turn the gas off, then go back to the gas main and drain the water out. >> we are canvassing the area. we are making progress. but again, you're talking about hundreds of homes that we have to access. >> crews will have to go back and turn back on the gas. they will work with the city to get inside structures if they cannot get in touch with a residence or business owners. the entire process will take several days. they will go without heat. >> i got my hot played out so
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i'll be able to cook something. i have my microwave. >> i do not know we will do. we will make it. that is all we can do. >> door to door operations will begin again at 7:00 a.m. they'll have to work with baltimore city police to went to the vacant structures. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a teenager accused of gunning down his father will be tried as an adult. a grand jury indicted robert richardson on first-degree murder charges. he shot his father and dumped the body behind a relative's home, according to police. the teenager will be held
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without bond. a man will spend four years in prison. he pleaded guilty to escape and burglary. he was arrested in august. while waiting, he told a guard he needed some toilet paper or and he fled. he was found hiding out in a grudge and he will face the original charge -- he was hiding out in a garage. a five-year deal with a new developer for the baltimore grand prix. the board of estimates will vote on a finalized contract on february 22. jack young and his family are a bit on edge this morning following a possible attempted break-in at their home.
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the family reported a suspicious activity on monday night. his wife reported a window open but it appears nothing was taken. mindy? >> the controversial gas tax proposal. the gas tax will gradually go up 2% each year for the next three years if the governor has his way. the proposal would cost 18 cents a gallon more at the pump. the governor admits his plant will be a tough sell -- the governor admits his plan will be a tough sell. it would have to be used to fund transportation projects. a bill to legalize same-sex
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marriage in maryland takes another step forward. it was voted to send the measure to the full senate. a bill died last year. the governor needs the votes of a couple of house of delegates and they could be critical to passing the bill. >> catholics are being invited on a program which to the vatican in rome. archbishop o'brien was named as one of 22 new cardinals at will be elevated to is the position this saturday during a ceremony at st. peter's basilica. for more of formation, go to our website, if you cannot make it to room, wbal of complete live coverage of the ceremony on saturday beginning at 4:30 a.m. rod daniels will be reporting
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from the vatican. 5:36. 41 degrees on tv hill. the benefits of taking cold water after a workout. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think coaches have the right to ban players from using social media sites like facebook and twitter? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. there are some closures out there in the city and in parkville. parkville. you know what's exciting, graduation. when i look up into my student's faces, i see pride.
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>> welcome back.
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47 degrees downtown. there is some cloud cover of there. it will turn out to be a nice day today. 34 in york, pennsylvania. 39 at the airport. the increasing clout said. it will become mostly sunny this afternoon with a high temperature of 51. we will come back and check the forecast going through presence they we can -- presidents' day weekend. >> difficulty sleeping during middle-age may be a precursor to all summers disease. -- alzheimer's disease. >> those who will cut more than five times per hour or more likely to have a buildup on the brain. this is a hallmark marker of alzheimer's disease and could be found in the brain years before symptoms began.
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it is not clear if this isn't early cause for dementia. a dip in cold water after strenuous exercise may help muscles. >> painful but it may work. some evidence icy water baths may work when compared to resting muscles. how about warm water? or compression stockings? >> that will wake you up. 5:41. 41 degrees on tv hill. jeremy lin ended with a huge bang. >> keith mills will have highlights from that. >> a wedding expo happening this
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weekend in baltimore. >> i will be there. [laughter] tony says expected to be it dry today today. today today. we will check the foreca
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we are tracking if you closures. we start in heartfelt. harford road is shutdown because of fire activity. millington avenue is closed at frederick road because of a water main/gas main break. closures remain in effect. five minutes to go south on 95 down to the fort mchenry. not bad on 895. 10 minutes to travel south to 95
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down towards 32. we will update you on 95 at 152 at mountain road. moving pretty well. things are building closer to white marsh. this is the b-w parkway and we're problem free on the major roadways at this hour. 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 have a delay on the brunswick lines. running 10 to 12 minutes late. canton and 10 trains aren't scheduled. metro subway on schedule. the 90 bus diverting at harford and taylor -- the 19 bus diverting. now back to tony pann. >> yesterday was valentine's day appeared there are probably some newly engaged couples. we say good morning to ava marie. she's doing somewhat bridal stuff.
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>> this was a valentine's day and people may be newly engaged. we have a wedding expo coming up. when i first got engaged, i started planning. my husband wanted to enjoy it. there is a wedding expo coming up. you can get close contact with the vendors. what a great idea. you have helped to put this all on. tell us about the event. >> this is that the bwi sheridan airport and the event features small wedding vendors in a setting that is into met where -- intimate. >> a great idea. this is such an intimidating
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process. you are with katrina cross photography. your photography studio will be at the event. >> i shop and have a male assistants who i do not -- i show up and i have eight male assistant that i do not charge extra for. it is nice to have a second perspective on the day. i custom tailored to what the bride needs. i like to meet before and to finalize any specific shots they may have been mined or anything we can brainstorm and put together as a unique idea for them. >> that is what is so good about this. we can see invitations will be at the events. you can get a chance and look at their work and talk to them and
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see if you involve them with the entire wedding process. we're showing that storm pulling up towards the north and east. until we talk about our next storm. these are so cute. this all ties in together. >> sounds like you're having flashbacks. i had nothing to do with my wedding. it was too complicated for may. outineow the bill cosby retain -- we are dumb. >> there will be a section for the guys. >> we will go browse, stan an d i. >> good thing a microphone was
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dead for that. you don't want to go brows with me? we will brows together just a little bit. 38 in jarrettsville. we have cloud cover this morning. that will be dissipating over the next couple of hours. you can see some breaks in the overcast starting to take place. it will turn out to be a nice day today. mostly sunny. the next storm is organizing and moving quickly. we have some rain around st. louis and we did see rain activity tomorrow. most of sunny today. high temperature into the low 50's. the average high temperature is 45. the average temperatures are going up. parley, skies and chilly tonight. temperatures into the 30's --
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partly cloudy skies. the next system, high temperature near 48. quiet on friday and saturday. a possible coastal storm on sunday. a chance for rain or snow with a high temperature of 38. presidents' day weekend in baltimore has a good history for producing storms. >> stan said he would rather take a nail gun to the face they go to a bridal expo. >> let's do a musical collage of guys' faces. >> 5:50. 41 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.
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>> time to get to one of your answers to our watercooler
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question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think coaches have the right to ban players from using social media sites like facebook and twitter? richard has an interesting point. 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, >> good morning. linsanity continues. suggests -- or was it just lincredible? jeremy lin made up for at the end. he hit the game-winning shot to give the knicks a win. jeremy lin is the tim tebow of
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the nba. one minute left. the game is tied. knicks are down three. he now is the shot for the win. -- he nails the shot. he talked about the game winner. >> i'm not thinking too much about that. i'm thankful that the coach and my teammates trust me with the ball at the end of the game. i like having it at the end of the game. i'm just very thankful. >> he grew up outside of stanford in california but he went to harvard, but he can play. there was a sellout crowd of 20,000 in toronto and before 75 members of the media.
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orioles and pitchers and catchers go to sarasota for spring training. the orioles will have all the players' side including adam jones who agree to a one- contract last night. that makes a lot of people happy. he wanted $7 million and the team offered $5 million so they split the difference. he is only 26 and in the prime of it career. buck showalter lows adam jones. -- loves adam jones. that is a good move. spring training three days away. i'm going in march, st. patrick's day. >> get any work done? >> still ahead, the gas tax
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isn't the only revenue-raising measure on the governors to do list. how the flat tax could cost you. >> reducing overcrowding in laurel hits the road blocked. ties were cut with a school. >> only one dog and went best in in show.n best >> we will show you the seven- day forecast in just a few minutes. >> we have some closures we are tracking in parkville and in the city.
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