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>> and the rest in towson. " police have learned about the suspect. >> get out and enjoy the mild temperatures today because it it is about to change once again. the forecast as we continue. [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. >> we caught kim dacey jumping up and down and try to stay warm. it could be seven degrees and shula of the scarf and had -- could be 70 degrees and she could have a scarf and a hat. 39 degrees at the airport. a chilly start for this time of
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year. it will be a nice day today. mostly sunny with a high temperature near 53. we will come back and check the seven-day forecast. we have some rain and chilly temperatures just around the corner. >> there is an accident on eastbound 70. with a crash. a deer was struck -- we have a crash. speakes looking pretty good on the north side. 58 traveling over towards the parkville. moving well on eastbound 70 as you make your way in towards the beltway. so far so good on -- 62 on 95 as you travel down towards 32. a nice start on most of the roadways. you can see where building just a bit around 140. no delays down to 95 on the
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southwest corner. this is the white marsh area and we're seeing a buildup in volume as you make your way down towards the beltway northeast. we will keep you posted. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a jury continues to deliberate whether lee stephens should be sentenced to death. he was found guilty of first- degree murder in a stabbing attack of a corrections officer. stevens is the first person eligible to be put to death under the new death penalty guidelines. a man will spend 50 years in prison for robbery. this happened last april on south hanover street. he admitted to stabbing the person more than eight times with a pair of knives. the judge sentenced him to life with all but 50 years
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suspended. a man could face up to 100 years in prison after being arrested on child pornography charges. police found more than 1000 images of child porn on several computers after searching his home. >> the price of soda it could soon go up again in baltimore city. the mayor wants to raise the bottle tax. kim dacey joins us live to explain. >> the new bill was introduced to city council last night and there were rallies yesterday, both in support of and in opposition to this new proposal. folks in the beverage and grocery industry gathered to voice disdain about the mayor's proposed bottle tax hike. they say the tax is hurting their businesses and they're worried about their jobs. the mayor wants to raise the tax from two to five cents and make the tax permanent, hoping to collect $23 million to improve city schools.
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she says she's willing to look at other revenue streams. >> we sat down. we talked to the industry about alternatives. i have not gotten any feedback other than, you know, "no bottle tax." >> we all recognize that the mayor and the city council have serious problems to solve regarding our city schools. but an unfair and discriminatory tax on beverages is not the way to resolve this issue. >> there's no timeline on when the city council will take a final vote on the measure. sources say it appears the mayor has enough votes to make it pass. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. christmas is 10 months away but the mayor is making her wish list for at maryland's congressional delegation. the mayor highlighted the need for school funding, more money
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for police training and resources to turn abandoned properties into occupied homes and businesses. into a structure is the key to baltimore's future. we need to keep the port drained. we do have infrastructure to make sure we are fixing the howard street tunnel for a high- speed rail and that we have infrastructure for light rail, the red line, and others and also fix up the baltimore aging water system. >> the mayor will testify in washington to discuss ways water infrastructure needs. >> a man accused of a home invasion in towson remains behind bars this morning. he was arrested on sunday morning.
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police say he stole from the home and shot the homeowner in the neck on the way out. >> this time we're not aware of a relationship between the victim and the suspect. our investigators are still exploring that to see if there is some connection. right now we're not aware of any connection between these people. >> the victim is expected to recover. campus police are on alert this morning into somebody assaulted a female student inside her dorm room on sunday. the victim walk up and found a man touching her leg. police say they have no suspects and are asking the students to keep their doors locked. >> primary day in michigan and in arizona. tara mergener tells us how the outcome could affect the race
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going forward. >> 59 delegates are up for grabs in two states today appeared the big question is who takes the prize in the state where mitt romney was born and raised. just ahead of the showdown, the two gop presidential front- runners trade insults. >> senator santorum's a nice guy, but he has never had a job in the private sector. he has worked as a lobbyist and worked as an elected official. >> to be attacked on television as someone who is not an authentic conservative by a massachusetts governor is a joke. >> in arizona, mitt romney is expected to capture all of the state's 29 delegates. but michigan, once considered romney territory, is now up for grabs, after a relentless pursuit by rick santorum. >> please join me welcoming senator rick santorum. >> santorum's campaign is sending out computerized phone calls urging michigan democrats to vote against romney in tuesday's republican primary.
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>> welcome governor romney! >> analysts say a win by santorum in romney's home state could have enormous implications. but it won't end the battle for the gop nomination. >> romney has a good night, santorum has a good night -- both of them are going to be going after it again, with gingrich and paul still in the picture come super tuesday, when 10 states vote the following week. >> newt gingrich and ron paul are looking ahead and spending their day campaigning in super tuesday states. tara mergener burke, wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> 6:08. 40 degrees on tv hill. shoppers, listen up. there are plenty of deals to be had. >> a school clothes and a community in mourning -- a school closed. >> what about a free breakfast?
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where you can get some free pancakes today. >> a brand-new restaurant is opening downtown in a restaurant. will taste the food when we come back -- we will taste the food when we come back. >> we have some accidents and we will take a live view from skyteam 11. we're seeing a buildup of volume approaching the beltway.
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>> good morning. we're starting you off with a live view from sky team 11. it is 43 degrees downtown. i'm downtown and talking about a brand new restaurant that is opening this friday on the corner of pratt street and calvert street and across from the inner harbor. this is a brand new restaurant. the name says it all. a grill, lots of food. you guys have any adjusting minteresting menu.
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>> this is an appetizer that we andith capers and she's some parmesan crackers -- and cheese and toss with green and paul simbalsamic vinaigrette. thinly shaved raw beef. this is something that we like to do and we do very well. this is a generous portion. >> this is a sellout option -- option. p this is your last dish. >> this is our number 1 seller for possibasta.
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basil. >> mmm. that is very good. it is delicious. this menu is so unique. so many different flavors. opening up this friday in downtown baltimore. we do of a storm system coming up for the midweek -- we do have a storm system. >> we're taking orders. what kind of pizza? grilled chicken with pineapples. get on it. no? >> i have to get my fill first. >> thank you. another great restaurant opening in baltimore city. 33 in parkton. cundiff chilly this morning --
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kind of chilly this morning. we'll have a lot of sunshine this morning. you can see some clouds drifting in our direction. the clouds may thicken up as we head towards the late afternoon hours. there are two separates our systems. one around chicago and another one back in the rocky mountains. these will come by into a bigger storm and it will produce a lot of snow for people in the northern plains. it will be a cold rain maker for us over the next 24 hours. high temperature between 50 and 55. the clouds will thicken up tonight and the temperatures drop back into the 30's but i think it will stay dry. some heavy snow on the backside. for us, a warrain maker.
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temperatures will be chilly but not cold enough for snow. a nice day today. tomorrow, perhaps not so nice. some rain leftover early on thursday and it will clear up in the afternoon. will be in the 50's to close of the work we. springlike thunderstorms possible on sunday. temperatures drop back into the 40's and maybe a mix of light rain or snow on sunday into monday morning. 6:16. >> good morning. we start on 70 in the eastbound direction. we have an accident that may be causing some eastbound delays. 29 street, watch for an accident in the city. building on the west side, a 55 as you make your way past 70. still at 61 out of white marsh.
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building around the area. we will see some usual delays. 83 at york road, a lot of volume just past the york road exit. you'll see some delays around padonia down to the beltway. captain roy looking at the outer loop of the beltway on the north side. so far looking pretty good. we will see some delays around harford as you make your way towards providence. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. we're learning more about the alleged shooter accused of gunning down five students in ohio on monday. investigators say the suspect t.j. lane is not a student at the high school, at the scene of the crime. it is not clear what prompted that shooting. a bumpy ride aboard a commuter
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ride in newark, new jersey. the nose gear collapsed upon landing and passengers were forced to exit on emergency chutes. the entire airport was closed briefly after the landing. the supreme court looks at whether corporations are people today. the justices will hear a case about whether corporations are like people when they involve human rights. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you agree with the supreme court ruling that corporations should be treated like people in the courts? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> it seems the third attempt by
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airlines to raise fares has faltered. united airlines rolls back is prices on some of its routes. u.s. airways did the same on sunday. by monday, other airlines had dropped back on the prices. to date is national pancake day and ihop is flipping with free flapjacks. they will offer up a free short stack of bottom-up pancakes to customers from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. the restaurant is asking customers to donate to various charities. they have raised nearly $8 million for charities. some deals companies are hoping you will leave fp day.
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jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. zappos trying to celebrate leap year. people can wait four years to decide if they will keep or return an item. that is only for items that you by tomorrow. disneyland will be opened 24 hours tomorrow. retailers staples has a savings event with 29 offers. items ranging from paper to laptops. some boy is giving away free cookie with any free-- subway. yesterday was a ho-hum day for stocks.
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the bloomberg maryland index was lower. certain drugs may be available over the counter instead of needing a prescription. this is because people with elements may not be able to get a doctor's prescription which means they are not being treated. i'm jane king for wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. 40 degrees on tv hill. will check the roads and the things that could slow down your morning commute. >> fireworks on the lights at daytona. keith mills has highlights from the wild nascar race. >> 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. a nice start this tuesday morning. the accident on eastbound 70 is now clear. a nice start in towards the beltway on 70. 29, in the city we are tracking an accident. building volume around the area. our first delay on the west side outer loop at 70. 59 on southbound 97. the b-w parkway is running
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smoothly down towards the capital beltway. this is 95 out of the white marsh area. tapping the brakes southbound. that will continue until you get to the beltway northeast. sky team 11 up above the fort mchenry toll plaza. not bad at all. southbound traffic heading into the tunnels and we are not tracking any significant delays. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. no problems out of the weather department this morning. upper 30's and low 40's. 39 at the airport. 31 in taneytown. mostly sunny skies today. not as warm as yesterday. highs between 50 and 55. we have some rain in the seven- day forecast. here is keith mills. >> good morning.
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the first prime time daytona 500 in history took over five hours to finish and featured 10 cautions any spectacular fire. matt kenseth wins the race for the second time. a night of raising that began with the first crash of the night two labs and. jimmie johnson hits the wall. danica patrick is caught up in it. trevor bayne caught up in it. danica patrick came back to finish at 38th. juan pablo montoya cruising under caution. something snapped in his car. this triggers an explosion. or to enter pounds of kerosene in the truck -- there were 200
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pounds of kerosene and the truck and a car on fire. this is juan pablo montoya walking away. there is the fire right there. five hours after the race started, matt kenseth out runs dale jr. to the wire. he wins his second daytona 500. adam jones beginning his fifth year with the orioles. not much has changed since he arrived from seattle. the orioles trying to end 14 straight years of losing. it is full steam ahead for adam. basically taking on the ray lewis role saying get on my back and i will carry you.
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>> he is a leader. >> he was and still of great values. >> i have no comment. >> 40 degrees on tv hill. a new tool to keep officers out on the street more effectively. >> the mayor wants to raise the controversial bottle tax. i will explain. >> the earlier accidents are not cleared. we'll let you know if there are any new problems. >> giving a sneak peek into a new restaurant that is opening in downtown baltimore this friday. you will not believe how many you will not believe how many el
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working in public relations is not for the faint of heart. i love what i do, i enjoy the work, but it's a very hectic pace. strayer university met my needs in terms of my family, my work-life balance. the fact that leading companies are hiring strayer graduates is impressive, but it's not surprising. these companies want us so badly. i'm felicia blow, and i earned my mba from strayer university. >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. not quite as warm today?
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>> not quite as war but still nice for the end of february. -- not quite as nice. yesterday we were in the low 60's. loup 50's today with mostly sunny skies -- low 50's today. we do have some rain in the seven-day forecast and will bounce around with the temperatures. >> raise it again and make it permanent. that is what the mayor wants to do with the controversial bottle tax. >> kim dacey has more. >> the new bill was introduced to city council last night and there were rallies yesterday, both in support of and in opposition to this new proposal. folks in the beverage and grocery industry gathered to voice disdain about the mayor's proposed bottle tax hike.
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>> this tax is having a devastating impact on our members. lost sales mean reduced hours, mean less jobs for hard-working men and women in baltimore. >> the mayor hopes by raising the tax from two to five cents and making it permanent, the city can collect $23 million and secure more than $300 million in bonds to improve city schools. the mayor says she's willing to look at other revenue streams, but points out the tax seems to be popular in the city's neighborhoods. >> if there are ways that we can strengthen the legislation to help level the playing field, i'm certainly willing to take a look at those things. >> like last time, the proposal exempts milk, juice in two- liter or larger containers. still, beverage industry employees say they fear for their jobs. >> we all recognize that the mayor and the city council have serious problems to solve regarding our city schools. but an unfair and discriminatory tax on beverages is not the way to resolve this issue.
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>> there is no timeline for when this bill will come up for a final vote. sources say it appears the mayor has enough votes to get it passed. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> police want to make it easier for citizens to report non- violent crime. there's a new online crime- reporting tool. people come report vandalizing -- people can report vandalism. >> this tool is going to represent an improvement in customer service for our citizens but also increase efficiency for the police department. it is an example of how we can use technology to make government work better to serve the needs of our citizens. >> a test of the systems fielded
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pridget 30 complaints without incident. you can find out how the use it on our website, wbaltv.com. a man used a toy gun and has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison. he and his girlfriend targeted the pnc bank of marlborough avenue in april and reveal the toy gun in his waistband and took off with $5,000. >> maryland wants to drop out of the no child left behind act. the school board filed a waiver request on monday. maryland schools would be measured on how specific groups including minorities and special education students, if granted. >> if you're trying to stay healthy but not sure about how, a local doctor has some tips.
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when it comes to keeping fit, burn more calories than you eat. >> you can do it three days a week or five days a week is even better. it should begin to is for a least 30 minutes. are popular but of a sweat -- work up a little bit of a sweat. >> let your doctor knows about every medication that you're taking. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. not bad out there although we're starting to see some delays fall into place. no accidents to report. 36 on the west side outer loop and the contiguous down towards baltimore national pike. on the j.f.x., moving well into town, 51. moving well on 32 in howard
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county. 53 on southbound 295 down towards 100 this morning. this is baltimore national pike. a pretty smooth ride prior to this. things start to slow up just a bit. we'll see those delays stretch back to 795 shortly. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. let's check in with ava. she is talking about a new restaurant in the area. >> good morning. we're talking about a new restaurant that is opening up in downtown baltimore on the corner of calvert and pratt. it is a great place to go after work. you have a special menu set up. great food. all less than $3.
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>> we do it flat bread pizza. would do it roasted red pepper shrimp-tini. >> all for $2.99. >> that is an eight-ounce blacik k angus burger. >> all the food is fresh made. this is available at the bar. this is downtown so there's parking available for $5 in the evening hours. a great deal. which is your favorite? >> the burger. >> it is going to be a bit of a
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volatile a weather pattern. we have rain coming in tomorrow. temperatures will be in the 40's. ando back to stand an mindy. >> we were going nuts when we heard that meals would be under $3. >> thank you very much. 37 degrees on tv hill. ull was in no mood to be gotten. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. do you agree with the supreme court ruling that corporations should be treated like people in the courts? 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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>> the big show in a rodeo was outside the ring as a heifer got loose. take a look at this. daisy head-named butted one cowboy.
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by through a utility cord around her -- somebody threw a utility cord around her. "i'm not going to go." they got her on a rope. they built a fence around her. her.ve geook at oh, my gosh. a decade long tradition combines the challenges of a public bathroom. on your mark, get set go, go. they pushed the toilet along a while a vi ice
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fourth member commands the commode. you can come up with any race idea. >> everybody had the runs. >> he should have let that go -- you should have let them go. your morning commute looks pretty good. we will check on some delays that are starting to fall into place. >> weather-wise, we have some rain in the seven-day forecast. that is a shot from sky team 11. a beautiful sunrise. 39 at the airport. 39 at the airport.
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. a jury continues to deliberate whether lee stephens should be sentenced to death. he was found guilty of first- degree murder in a stabbing death. he is the first person eligible to be put to death under the new death penalty guidelines. has been denied for a man. he forces way into the home on allegany avenue. police say he stole from the home and shot the hallmark on his way out. the supreme court will get
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whether corporations are people today. the supreme court ruled corporations are like people when it comes to free speech. case over whether the ju corporations are like people when they violate human rights. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you agree with the supreme court ruling that corporations should be treated like people in the courts? >> we will post more of your
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answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> time to check your morning commute. we're seeing some delays. we start on the west side. 20 miles per hour just past 795 and continuing to edmondson. to thetop to break prior beltway. tapping the brakes on southbound 95 -- you'll be tapping the brakes prior to the beltway. let's check the west side at baltimore national pike. you can see plenty of brake lights. this is a live view from the chopper above the north side of the beltway at perring parkway. outer loop traffic is starting to build. we will keep you posted on those delays. that is the latest on traffic
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pulse 11. ava marie joins us live today from brio. that stuff looks good. the half-hour orders -- do you have our orders? >> the restaurant is opening this friday. you are showing us some amazing drinks. >> they are amazing. this is our strawberry base in lemonada. this has fresh basil. >> interesting. >> add a little bit of lemonade. >> some of the food is inspired by tuscany. good.ave to shake it up coul
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then you have specials. >> this has a combination of raspberry vodka and some sparkling champagne. we have a raspberry martini. would you five got martinis every wednesday night -- we have a 05 dollar a martini and a classic cosmo. fresh citrus and fresh herbs. >> i have to try this. i've had plenty of food. that is tasty. all the drinks are freshly made. $5 on wednesday night and you have the signature drinks all the time. sounds like a great place to be. let's check the forecast.
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a storm system will be moving in midweek. i almost forgot about the weather. >> sarah said bring into this of those. the fruit on the side of the glass counts as a meal. >> cheers. >> thank you. weather-wise, nothing is going on this morning. it is a little chilly. 39 at the airport. we have mostly clear skies right now. we saw a beautiful shot of the sunrise. a lot of activity off to the west. these will combined into a big storm and it will produce a lot of snow in the upper midwest. for us, will be on the rain side of that storm -- we will be on
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the rain side of the storm. mostly sunny is our forecast for today. high temperature between 50 and 55. mostly cloudy skies tonight. temperatures drop back into the 30's. i think we'll get to the early part of the day dry. a big storm will be getting its act together. a warm front will be cutting across virginia. wind coming out of the east and northeast. the temperatures will stay rather chilly. not cold enough for snow. chilly rain on wednesday. clearing up on thursday. low 60's on saturday.
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thunderstorms on saturday. a mix of rain and light snow showers on sunday or early monday morning. >> the mayor has a plan to improve city schools but it could cost you more. kim dacey joins us with details on a proposed bottle tax increase. >> the new bill was introduced to city council last night and there were rallies yesterday, both in support of and in opposition to this new proposal. folks in the beverage and grocery industry gathered to voice disdain about the mayor's proposed bottle tax hike. they say the tax is hurting their businesses and they're worried about their jobs. the mayor wants to raise the tax from two to five cents and make the tax permanent, hoping to collect $23 million to improve city schools. she says she's willing to look at other revenue streams. there's no timeline on when the city council will take a final vote on the measure.
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sources say it appears the mayor has enough votes to make it pass. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. a second student has now died in that school shooting in cleveland. we will have the latest in a live report. a news anchor is speaking out after getting bitten by a dog. she says this has helped her family. >> 37 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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>> not too bad a morning. >> we have some earlier actions but they've been cleared. the west side of the beltway. we're down to those delays in a container from 795 down to edmondson. south on the j.f.x., around 55 and still moving pretty well. this is 83 at padonia road. no delays are showing. we're seeing delays on the beltway at harford road. >> when you get your own stand- up comic routine, then you're hip. today will be a nice day. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25.
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