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>> the family of a fallen soldier is speaking out. >> who should take on barack obama? we have full details. >> a loud statement freight quiet movie. a >> captain roy taylor high above baltimore this morning. [captioning made possible by 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. >> follow the bouncing ball for temperatures.
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>> that is a sign that spring is around the corner. the end of neurological winter is this week -- meteorological winter. weather-wise, nothing going on right now. it is little chilly. 28 degrees at the airport. we will warm up quickly. we will make it to 60 this afternoon. you might see a few clouds this afternoon. we don't expect any precipitation. we do have some rain in the seven-day forecast. first we say good morning to sarah. >> the one accident we are tracking is in carroll county along liberty road at maryland's 32. possible delays. 57 and no delays on the west side. moving well on 795 towards the beltway.
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70 looking good as you travel eastbound. 56 at bel air road. 95 checking in at 63 down from the white marsh area towards the fort mchenry. this is baltimore national pike. everything running smoothly on the west side. volume just aren't to build. this is 83 at padonia road. looking good at all the way down to the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. stan and many, back to you - mindy.and 90 >> robert marchanti recently died. kim dacey is live in the studio with that story. >> major marchanti leaves behind four adult children and his wife of 24 years. they say he had been deployed in afghanistan for less than a year.
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details about his death aren't clear. the maryland national guard and department of defense have not identified him as one of the american casualties in the country. word of his death has surfaced after a weekend of deadly protests. so far four americans have been killed and the taliban has claimed responsibility, saying it was in response to u.s. soldiers buring korans. the major's daughter has fond memories of her dad, a family man who loved his wife and children. she and her family are grieving his loss and hoping his legacy lives on. >> he was a strong, courageous, brave, loving man of god. he just loved the lord. and he loved my mom and he loved us and he would have done anything for us. >> the marchanti family is from the garden vill area of northeast baltimore. lia says her father taught physical education at dundalk elementary. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> our thoughts go up to their
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family. the trial begins right mental patient charged in the death of another patient. 51-year-old el soudani el wahhabi is accused of strangling susan sachs in the hospital back in september of 2010. experts found el soudani el wahhabi competent to stand trial. the attack was one of three murders at the jessup hospital in 13 months. inches medical center could soon be run by hospital system that does not have catholic beliefs. officials say the potential buyers have agreed to honor the hospitals catholic identity. the hospital is being sold because of money problems following a surgical scandal. >> a committee on edge this morning. this happened early on sunday
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morning in towson on allegheny avenue. a man came home to find a burglar inside his home. the victim is expected to recover. police later arrested the suspect. the one-year anniversary of a death. he was riding his bicycle when the collided with a turning vehicle and was trapped underneath. love one say this is a political platform to help prevent tragedies in the future. >> this demoralizes the accident and our efforts as a family to change maryland law and to make the streets safer. we're trying to work with the mva to work with screening older drivers to me sure they are capable of driving safely. >> his parents say he was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
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>> one day left until the voters in arizona and michigan decide who should challenge the president obama. mitt romney is barely holding onto his lead in his home state of michigan. tracie potts has details from washington. >> this combines a couple of things i like best -- cars and sports. i appreciate the spirit of the men and women that are driving today. >> he was asked if he was a nascar fans. he said he has some friends that are now escort team owners. -- nascar team owners. >> hang back in there for a while. all the other cars wreck.
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then win the race. >> rick santorum will get secret service protection. >> i have decided that i'm going to publicly endorse mitt romney. i think he is the man that can carry the day. >> that was at the arizona debate. that romney has a slim lead over santorum. >> we believe is that this is a two-person race. >> think i've shown that i can fight real hard and come from behind. >> mitt romney thinks he can still win the nomination. it is looking like a delicate fight into spring, maybe this summer. tracie potts reporting. >> keep track of the candidates.
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you will find the details on the politics page of our website, wbaltv.com. >> 34 degrees on tv hill. the rising cost of gas could have some benefits. we will explain. >> a silent film makes a lot of noise at the academy awards. >> we're previewing student made our worartwork. >> we will detail your morning commute. this is a live view from captain roy. we have a problem in carroll we have a problem in carroll
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>> good morning. 36 degrees downtown. looks like warm weather on the way. we will get the forecast in just a minute. we're talking about the love your tree campaign. onults didn't run artwork display in towson. reception is being held tomorrow night. this is such a need campaign.
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i love the connection between body image and nature. >> the campaign has been inspired by the author who wrote "the good body." students are encouraged to make posters that use the tree to celebrate body diversity and promote a positive body image. >> this is all in conjunction with national eating's disorders awareness week. having a positive body image is a way to prevent that. >> that is one of the main protective factors of an eating disorder. there is so many times the kids are faced with being critical of their bodies and comparing their bodies. this is a rare opportunity to step back in celebrate your body and appreciate what your body allows you to do and to feel good about yourself. >> this is beautiful artwork and
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this is all created by students. you have been doing workshops throughout the year and the work is on display. >> this is our sixth year of doing this and this is the largest campaign with pat. with that six different counties and over 20 different schools, and it is growing each year and we're pleased about the enthusiasm that the schools bring to the project. >> the reception is on display tomorrow night here at sheppard pratt in towson and begins at 6:30 and is open to the entire public. come and enjoy it and a good way to start this conversation with your family. the radar is showing there is some moisture down into the south. a storm is moving off the coast. this artwork is amazing. the message that nature is
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perfect in its own way and so are our bodies. >> note two trees are alive but they're all beautiful -- no two trees are alike. thank you, ava. this morning, there's not a lot happening weather-wise. eight system will stay to the south. 31 in catonsville. 23 in frederick -- a system will stay to the south. shine. say sunshee you can see the swirl in the clouds. not much weather associated with that. we should wind up with a dry today today. sunshine this morning. a few clouds movement later.
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will be around 60 this after, which is above average. tonight, clear to partly cloudy and we drop back into the 30's. not as cold as last night. it should be a little cooler on tuesday but a quiet day. you can see maybe a few clouds moving from the west. a stronger storm system will develop on wednesday. that was a good chance for rain into the afternoon. dry conditions but by the time we get into the afternoon, perhaps some heavy rain around baltimore. the wind will be moving out of the east and northeast. wheat will probably be stocked in the 40's all day. -- we will probably be stuck in the 40's on wednesday. 40's on wednesday with rain
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showers. it might be called enough on thursday morning to see snowflake activity mixed in with the rain. we bounce back the other way into the weekend. temperatures close to 60 on saturday with maybe some thunderstorms. 6:16. here is sarah. >> good morning. carrolllem in elvis county at liberty road along 32. you may start to see some delays. aroundooking at speeds 55 down from 795 on the outer loop. 59 on the northeast corner at bel air road. 61 out of the white marsh area traveling southbound on 95. volume is building at the toll plaza. 65 at just below 100 on 95.
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this is the j.f.x. at ruxton road. southbound traffic moving well into town. we go up to captain roy. this is a live view of the northwest corner of the beltway. a very smooth trip so far other than some building volume as you make your approach to liberty. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. a shooting of west garrison avenue. a man was discovered suffering gunshot wounds just before 4:30 this morning. he was taken to the hospital. rising gas prices. they have been increasing for the past 19 days. prices in our area could reach $4.25 by the end of april. you can expect to pay $3.67
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statewide. mother nature puts the brakes on thanks to afive unde500 heavy rain. the green flag is scheduled to fall today at noon. it was a silent night at the oscars come out figuratively speaking. "the artist" took home several top prizes. jean dujardin won the war effort top acting. for a full list of winners, visit our website, wbaltv.com. look in the hot topics section. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think a silent film should win best picture at the oscars? 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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>> there are some benefits to higher gas prices. there are a few upsize to the pain at the pump -- are a few upsides. on the flip side, if you want a more fuel efficient car, get one now. more gift card consensus from the tourism industry. cash mobs -- organizers tweet ba meeting place and they go to the local business with the ringing up atnging least $20 in sales. $20?
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get out!" free pancake day at ihop. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. the ipa another sign that the ipad 3 may be coming soon. best buy now offering $50 off ipad 2 models. that is a rare move. online shopping expected to grow stronger. we spent more than $200 billion online last year and are expected to shell out $325
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billion. jitters in europe after a meeting in mexico said no to more imf bailout funds for europe. germany voting on greece's belau lout today. ihop giving out a free stack of pancakes. they ask you to leave a donation for the chai children's miracle network. i'm jane king for wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. 6:21. 34 degrees on tv hill. the nba shows off its all stars. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery
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numbers. hope you have them.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we start on northbound 29. word of an accident taking up two right lanes in that area. you may start to see some delays northbound on 29.
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54 miles per hour on the west side. moving well as you make your way toward liberty. speeds around 57 in the parkville region. so far so good at 295 as you make your approach to 100. is the north side as the sun just cars to come out. this is a live view from skyteam 11 over the j.f.x. this morning in the area of the 41st street bridge. problem free at the moment into town. that is good news. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. no problems expected weather- wise today. it is little on the chilly side. 28 at the airport. 23 in frederick. it will be nice this afternoon with a high temperature close to 60. you may see a few clouds drift in. we have some rain in the seven- day forecast.
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here is keith mills, the man. >> thank you. good morning. the nfl combine continues stake in indianapolis. the agent for joe flacco kicked off negotiations with the ravens this weekend. he said that matt birk wants to play another year. this is michael floyd from notre dame who was impressive. he ran the 40-yard dash. he had to explain why he had three separate alcohol-related incidents in south bend. wri is a kendall ght. the combine ends tomorrow. nba all-star game is over.
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it was won by the west. loaded with star power. lebron james put on a show. there was little or no defense played for 3/4 of the game. the start of the stars last night, kevin durant. he played like one of the three or quarter best players in the nba. he had 36 and wins the nba awards. the west wins the all-star game. catholic league boys' tournament. john carroll against mount st. joseph's. st. joseph's in the white led by
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cameron williams. he is an impressive young man. rodney elliott. st. joe's down 9 at the half. williams was the tournament mvp. young made 11 of 11 free throws. the 41st catholic league crown. both teams are headed to the prestigious tournament in cumberland. the daytona 500 rescheduled for today at noon. >> here's a look at what is coming up. >> the war in afghanistan claims the life of a husband and father. >> the candidates are working
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the campaign trail ahead of tomorrow's primaries. how the race is shaping up in how the race is shaping up in
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>> 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. another mile day but that will be short-lived -- another mile dd dayl. >> let's talk about today. you can see plenty of sunshine. we will begin in the 20's but will make it up to 60 degrees with a mixture of sunshine and a few clouds. we do have some rain in the seven-day forecast and a drop- off of temperatures. >> today is the last full day of campaigning before pivotal primaries in michigan and arizona at. >> it is shaping up to be a tough fight between two front- runners. tara mergener has more about what is at stake.
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>> mitt romney is expected to do well in arizona. the outcome is less certain in his home state of michigan. one day left for gop presidential hopefuls to sway voters in michigan and arizona. >> we're planning on winning. we're making -- obviously the momentum is in the right direction. >> on sunday, romney picked up an endorsement from arizona governor jan brewer, a tea party conservative who says the former massachusetts governor has the best chance of beating president obama. >> the country is in terrible shape. it's upside down, and we need a leader, somebody that can go out there and make a difference. >> polls show romney with a comfortable lead in arizona. but michigan is emerging as a showdown between romney and rick santorum. >> here we are being badly outspent again by his super pac and his big-dollar friends, and we're hanging in there, holding our own. >> newt gingrich, who trails far behind, is banking on a strong super tuesday performance in georgia and tennessee to
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revitalize his campaign. >> this is the wildest, strangest nominating process i have ever looked at in modern times. >> meantime, libertarian ron paul -- >> the freer a society is, the wealthier the society is. >> is trying to accumulate delegates so he can make an impact at the republican convention in august. between michigan and arizona, 59 delegates are up for grabs. a lot at stake in this one. >> thank you, tara mergener. >> a baltimore family is grieving the death of a husband and father killed in afghanistan. robert marchanti died recently while deployed overseas. kim dacey has more. >> details surrounding his death are unclear. major robert marchanti is survived by his wife and four adult children. he had been deployed in
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afghanistan for less than a year. >> i just think if all the dads in baltimore would be like him, i think the world would be a better place. >> lia marchanti is holding on to fond memories of her father, major robert marchanti. the maryland national guard and department of defense haven't identified marchanti as one of the american casualties in the country, but word of his death has surfaced after a weekend of deadly protests. so far, four americans have been killed and the taliban has claimed responsibility in response to u.s. soldiers burning korans. lia did not comment on the specifics of her father's death but acknowledged that he recently passed away. she is remembering happier times with her dad. >> just the way that he looked at my mom. we went out, he was always holding her hand, always touching her, always hugging her, loving her, telling her how much he loved her. he spent time with each and every one of us. he would take me out and he would take my brothers out. >> lia and her family and comforting each other here in
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baltimore. as they continue to grieve, lia hopes her dad's legacy lives on. >> he was a strong, courageous, brave, loving man of god. he just loved the lord. and he loved my mom and he loved us and he would have done anything for us. >> the marchanti family is from northeast baltimore. lia says her father taught physical education at dundalk elementary. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. the families of two firefighters talk about the incidents. the parents spoke with reporters outside of washington hospital center on sunday. the firefighters are in critical but stable condition. one suffered burns over 40% of his body. his father said he was always looking for friends and family. >> of the first things he was wary about -- wanted to make
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sure he was ok. second thing was, my family. another >> is waiting for test to tell how badly burned his their way is. >> we wish them a speedy recovery. there was a house fire in anne arundel county. flames were coming from the roof of the home. they brought in after crews. was high wind -- there was high wind. everybody got out safely. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. a nice start on most of the major roadways. we had an accident in carroll county the liberty road. we're checking the reports of an accident on 29. good news to report.
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34 of the west side. 55 on the northeast outer loop from belair road towards the harrisburg expressway. on the b-w parkway, 43 on southbound 295. this is 29 and broken land parkway. north and southbound traffic looks great. everything running smoothly in howard county. this is sky team 11 and their over 95 at the 895 split. southbound traffic looks a little heavier at the split. nothing major happening. those delays starting to fall into place. we will keep you posted. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie has a look at an upcoming art show. >> good morning. this is an art show cratered by students across the maryland area. 285 submissions.
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this is called "love your body." this is national eating disorders awareness week. i'm in towson with the associate director. such meat artwork -- such neat artwork. >> would help students to create posters that promote a positive body image. >> this is a program that has gone global. >> the center for eating disorders in australia identify the program on line and contacted us and work with our art therapist to take a program to australia. they are spreading workshops out in the community. >> it has gone global. you must be very proud.
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his designs include edible lingerie. that got stan's attention. one of his designs is a recreation of a design by marilyn monroe. that is beautiful. >> beautiful but sticky. 34 degrees on tv hill. >> we're taking a look a your morning commute. a nice start at the fort mchenry but volume is starting to build prior to this. we will update you on your morning commute, coming up. ear sugar,plan to where sug do not do it. 28 at the
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. with about 24 hours until voters in michigan and arizona coach to the polls, gop presidential candidates mitt romney and rick santorum are out stumping for votes. super tuesday is more than a week away. the nation's governors are set to hear from president obama today. the national governors' association winter meeting started on friday. today is the final day of the conference. they will meet with experts for discussions on experts affecting their states. it was a silent night at the
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oscarsr last night. jean dujardin won the actor for best actor. "the artist won for best picture. this morning we asked -- do you think a silent film should win best picture at the oscars?
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>> we will post more of your answers on the front page of our website. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. ollow that.fall th we have some delays on the west side making wherefrom 75. those delays continued down towards edmondson. -- we have some delays on the west side making your way from 795. average speeds around 43. not too bad in that area. this is 83 at york road. light volume here. we're problem free down to the beltway. this is 95 at 395. you can see those rams running smoothly into town. we will keep you posted with live shots this morning from
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skyteam 11. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie is in towson previewing an art show and has a great message. >> good morning. all the artwork is on display at the center for eating disorders in towson. this is all in conjunction with the love your tree campaign. comparing the tree to positive body image. this is dr. steven crawford. this is a need connection -- neat connection. >> this is all about educating the community, the word as of eating disorders. they are a serious mental illness. it has a high mortality rate. it awareness and getting the treatment makes all the difference in the outcome. prevention of eating disorders and getting into treatment that works is very important. >> what better way than to
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promote artwork made by students? this is all on display and you're having a reception. >> artists will become with family and celebrate the work they have done. this is a great opportunity to open the door to talk about anybody concerns that children may be having. >> that can be a car topic to bring up with your family. this could be a good way to ease into that. there is a reception tomorrow night at 6:30 at the conference center at sheppard pratt. check out this wonderful artwork with a great message. we're showing a storm down in the south that is passing by the area of dry. i do love the message, taking the trade and comparing that to -- taking the tree and comparing that to body image.
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>> thank you, ava. weather-wise, not a lot going on. we have a system south of us an assistant north of us. 28 at the airport and in parkton. 25 in frederick. you may have to scrape some frost off your windshield this morning. a clipper storm from the great lakes will probably stay north of us. the wind was shipped to the southwest. we will be close to 60 this afternoon. not bad. sunshine to start. a southwest wind at 10 to 15. high temperature between 56 and 61 degrees. chilly tonight but not as cold as last night. we will bounce around the temperatures going into the weekend. 10 degrees colder to more, and 50. 40's on wednesday and a good
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chance for rain on wednesday. we'll stay in the mid 40's. maybe some snow flakes on thursday morning. sunshine in the afternoon. we'll start to rebound into the 50's on friday. 60's on saturday. 40's on sunday. >> the war in afghanistan claimed the life of a guardsmen in afghanistan. kim dacey has more on that. major marchanti leaves behind four adult children and his wife of 24 years. they say he had been deployed in afghanistan for less than a year. details about his death aren't clear. the maryland national guard and department of defense have not identified him as one of the american casualties in the country. word of his death has surfaced after a weekend of deadly protests. so far four americans have been killed and the taliban has claimed responsibility, saying it was in response to u.s.
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soldiers buring korans. the major's daughter has fond memories of her dad, a family man who loved his wife and children. she and her family are grieving his loss and hoping his legacy lives on. the family is from northeast baltimore. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. here is ann curry with a look at what is coming up next on the "today" show. >> good morning. we will have all the highlights from the oscars. it was a big night for "the artist." the cast will join us live. were the big trends? plus mitt romney and rick santorum or hitting the campaign trail ahead of tomorrow's high stakes primary in michigan and arizona.
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rick santorum pull off a big win? change is coming to an airport near you. that is what we get started on monday morning from los angeles and new york. >> thank you. 34 degrees on tv hill. >> coming up, we'll take a last look at weather and traffic before you head out to start your day.
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start. 22 on the west side. starting to see some delays from 795 down towards edmondson. eastbound 70 is backed up. on 95, starting to pick up in volume. here is the west side at security. some brake lights as folks make the way down towards 95 on the south side. you can see those delays in building. >> still no major weather hits. >> we will bounce around with the temperatures. 60 today. it will be pretty nice day. some clouds may move in this afternoon. maybe some rain by the middle of the week. >>if you're looking for more weather and traffic together, be 11 news at 7:00 a.m. on wbal plus. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25.
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