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>> yesterday turned out all right. we recovered nicely during the afternoon. this point, the fog is not quite as widespread. there are some advisories. the main feature in the weather is what will happen this weekend. the first elements of a storm is approaching and moving into ohio right now. it is getting closer. a large-scale storm. it will cover the weekend. it will bring the temperatures down a little bit. we'll talk about the degree coming up in just a few minutes. now we want to check out the traffic. >> good morning. a nice start aside from the fact it is foggy in spots. all joppa road, we have a gas main break. you will find some delays and
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you may want to consider pulaski or 95 if you take philadelphia road. in westminster, there is an accident at saw mill road. up to speed on the outer loop northeast side. 11 minutes on the east side. 10 minutes if you travel south to 95 down towards 32. this is york road. you can see some fog. out of the traffic moving without delay. up to speed on the west side aside from some building volume. we will let you know once those delays start to cropped up. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the video of the school fight in howard county hits the internet and goes bavaro. >> jennifer franciotti is live with details on the fight. >> it seems all of these things
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are being caught on some kind of a video. we do know that cell phone video was posted on a website and this happened yesterday after dismissal at columbia's long reach high school. a man wearing a ski mask confronted and tried to assault a student who turned out to be a junior at the school. you can see the man gets knocked to the ground. the student was a football player and was defending himself. >> the situation is under investigation by the school and the police. it has been turned over to the police department. it has gone of viral on the internet. >> that video has had more than 725,000 hits. police are investigating and they do expect charges to be filed against the adult male.
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the student is not expected to face any disciplinary action. a girl has been charged with assault. why is the man was in default and was on campus in the first place at 5:30. now back to you. >> thank you. the final police officer charged in the majestic towing extortion scheme has pleaded guilty and faces up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced in july. 17 officers were charged. police chief is refusing to attend an upcoming council meeting. the case against -- police chief james teare took no action after officers expressed concern over leopold addressing them to conduct activity.
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subpoenarney said a was invalid because he could end up disclosing relevant police information. council members are discussing the issue and another subpoena. >> the republican presidential race heads south again this weekend. tracie potts has the latest from washington. ys two.s dates t to describes stick the election with rex santorum st. four more years of president obama is better than mitt romney. >> instead of taking air risk of what could be the candidate for the future. >> newt gingrich disagrees.
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he says all republicans should back mitt romney. >> there is no doubt that whether it is -- we would have no choice. it would be a disaster. he is voting radical and incompetent. the competition -- >> advisers are urging rick santorum to get out of the race. and recalled those comments disappointing. he is behind by double digits. instead of playing catch-up, on thursday mitt romney was courting lawmakers on capitol hill and raising money, almost half a million dollars. outside that event, this -- >> we will remember in november. >> demonstrating against romney's plan. all four candidates are in
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louisiana today. there are 20 democrats at stake. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> visits to maryland are not over for presidential candidates. it has been reported two more hopefuls have scheduled visits. newt gingrich will come to annapolis and he will take a stroll down main street. no other details about the visit had been released. one day later, ron paul is expected to visit maryland. he will hold a town hall meeting next wednesday at the university of maryland at 7:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. >> 57 degrees on tv hill. you probably heard of a new movie called "the hunger games." >> it hit theaters at midnight.
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>> welcome back. 5:10. 63 degrees downtown. it is cooler in the outlying areas. you can see some fog developing. not quite to the extent of yesterday. this morning, 7:04.
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today's high -- we expect to hit readings around 80 degrees or so. we have gone and look cooler for the last couple of days. in the future, the right side of the screen, temperatures are headed down. still above normal but not quite as warm. that is the forecast for the long term. >> a senior defense official says robert bales will be charged today with 17 counts of murder. he faces six counts of attempted murder. this happened in afghanistan at earlier this month. he's being held in kansas. the autopsy report for whitney houston. she
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drowned in the bathtub at room in february with cocaine use and heart disease contributing to her death. she died on the eve of the grammy awards just hours before she was supposed to perform at a party. >> the most highly anticipated movie of the year. "the hunger games" is finally in theaters. tickets for the big screen adaptation were sold out weeks in the advance. we'll have a preview of the film coming up this morning. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. have you ever staked out midnight showing or waited in a long line for the opening of a blockbuster movie? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> i had to stand in line for four hours to see "love story."
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. not too bad out there. we're dealing with fog once again. just keep that in mind.
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in crosby road, we have an accident in catonsville. disregard the spelling. saw mill road in westminster, another accident location. a gas main break blocking the northbound side of philadelphia road and old joppa road. that will set you back a few minutes if you normally take northbound philadelphia road. take pulaski highway. this is 83 at york road. fog is an issue on the harrisburg expressway. this is 97 at 100. fog not as heavy. traffic looking very good 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're off to a great start this morning on the marc trains. no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. light rail and metro subway on time. a diversion at ford and
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lawrence. guaranteed or home will arrange for a free ride home when personal emergencies occur. you can call for more information. i'm kurt kronke. now back to john collins. >> good morning. we have a little less foggy conditions than yesterday. there's a 90-minute delay on queen anne's county on the eastern shore, no morning kindergarten. we will let you know. keep an eye on the bottom of the screen. some fog is beginning to pop in the area but we generally have clear skies. you can see rain back in kentucky and parts of tennessee. that is the leading element of this storm system moving in.
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we made it to 76 yesterday at the airport and the inner harbor. all the dense fog slowed the warming up just a bit. there was a trace of precipitation in the morning hours. 59 in annapolis this morning. parkton, 54. frederick, a 52. here's the big storm. it is impressive-looking. there are several bands of rain. this will move over us over the weekend and it is kind of widespread. saturday and sunday will be involved. this is what the map will look like. we have rain to the west of us. tonight and tomorrow, it will be an issue. it will take all weekend long to move through the area. we will see some of fog through the area.
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there will be some clouds. 78 to 83 will be the high. dense fog advisers are out in harford, baltimore counties and frederick counties. that is until 10:00 a.m. this morning. chop.than 1 foot s 59 degrees inner harbor water temperature. generally dry weather. the mountains may pick up some rain by the end of the day. into sunday, you can see period of rain in the area. by sunday evening, most will be moving out of the picture. 81 today. then the temperature step down to 70 on saturday. stuck in the 60's next week.
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the highest range ounces will be saturday and sunday. -- the highest rain chances will be saturday and sunday. >> if your tax refund check looks smaller, it probably is. the average check is down slightly from about $3,022 last year. nearly $4 billion less has been issued this year as opposed to last year. some hotels offering gas gift cards to help travelers. a $25 gas card for travelers who book a two-night stay in fort lauderdale. other popular places are offering a $50 gas rebate.
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paying for items with your foot smart phone. how to keep your mobile money is secure. >> it is the next technology for consumers. instead of digging in your pocket, simply tap in the smart phone to pay the tab. keeping those transactions secure. >> as they become more prevalent, it is important to look of the hurdles facing its implementation. >> mobile payments have similar concerns. how much personal information are consumers willing to handover to retailers with each transaction?
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>> what are the controls on that data? >> there could be some advantages to the all-digital approach. >> the information can be a cryptic in a way that would make it harder to use that information for thieves. >> adopted an option mike google wallet -- adopting an option like google wallet. >> what do you think of that? >> i am old school. movie streaming is becoming more popular. a possible big takeover in the airline industry. ellen braitman is live at the new york stock exchange with the bloomberg business report. >> good morning.
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american airlines is operating in bankruptcy. u.s. airwaves is looking for support to possibly take over the carrier. executives have laid out detailed plans of the proposal. so far they have gotten a positive reception. business owners complaining of high taxes may be exaggerated their pains. greater baltimore is the sixth least expensive natural area in the natu andion for doing business. there are bargains to be found on downtown office buildings. stock futures body to some gains. we did have a lower close yesterday. whether you think that -- the
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end may may be near for dvd's. online movie viewing will exceed dvd is for the first time this year. just like streaming music did for a cd's. i am ellen braitman for wbal-tv 11 news. >> can you say that on tv? >> as long as you do that in the context of movies. >> few people buying the beatty's and not going to the movies as often -- few people buying dvd's. >> i have more a on why the non millennial generation -- for
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now, back to you. >> thank you. 57 degrees on tv hill. >> back with more after the break.
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>> mixed views about the state of downtown baltimore. >> report shows the city lost more than 10,000 jobs last year compared to 2010. office vacancies dropped and hotel occupancies are up. and more people are moving to the city. >> opening day is getting closer and closer for the orioles. is good news for a half dozen baseball fields across the city.
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a major overhaul to local fields. the orioles matched the $83 already put up -- the $83,000 . that is great. 5:27. 57 degrees on tv hill. >> still to come -- >> and after school fight goes viral. details are next. >> republican politics is all business in louisiana. your primary preview is coming up. >> fog developing and a storm out was that will be moving in as well. >> that fog could have been a factor in a couple of accidents we are tracking.
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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. thank you for joining us this morning. some school delays to pass along this morning. 90-minute delays because of the fog. >> yesterday was the worst of it. we do have some fog developing. visibility at 3 miles at the airport this morning. the farther north you go, the more fog you are encountering. there is a storm out to the west and it goes all away into the plains states. it will not be an issue today. tonight and tomorrow and sunday,
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becomes in and after that, not quite as warm. warm is kind of a strange thing. i will define that. >> fog is once again the theme. it is not quite as bad as yesterday morning. you'll notice it along the j.f.x. this morning. johnnycake road in catonsville, there is an accident. 58 on the west side as you travel past 795. an accident in westminster. good news on the gas main break north on philadelphia road. that has reopened in the joppa region. you can see the fog on the j.f.x. at ruxton road. no delays at this time. if you can, leave early this morning. 95 at 24 from harford county
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moving without delay from the tydings memorial bridge down to the fort mchenry and beyond. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the long road to the republican presidential nomination is heading towards louisiana. >> every gop candidate is hoping to win over voters. emily schmidt is live with what the candidates are looking for in louisiana. >> good morning. this is another southern face- off, a chance for newt gingrich or rick santorum to pick up some steam. southern gentility is out the window. in louisiana, gop presidential hopefuls are going back to a child to the drawing board for inspiration. >> they go looking for somebody
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who is not an etch-a-sketch candidate. >> everything changes for the fall campaign, like an etch-a- sketch that can be shaken up to start over again. chronic exploited like this on wednesday -- mitt romney explained it like this on wednesday. he made no public appearances on thursday. his rivals to not let up. rick santorum implied that president obama would be better than romney. >> taking a risk of would be the etch-a-sketch candidate for the future. >> mitt romney responded in a statement -- this underscores the push for delegates. romney has more than double of
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rick santorum. some republicans call for closure. >> i think the better we are as a party. >> polls show ricks santorum is up ahead pretty substantially in louisiana. mitt romney look stronger in the next set of primaries. >> amish but, thank you -- emily schmidt, thank you. >> a fight in howard county is caught on video and it hits the internet and goes a viral. school officials say this was started by somebody who is not a student. jennifer franciotti has more. >> it was yesterday afternoon when school officials say a man when to long reach high school and tried to attack a student. this ended with the man lying on the ground. now the video has been seen by
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more than half a million people. it is an afternoon flight that is gone viral. it happened at columbia's long reach high school just after the dismissal. a man in a ski mask confronted and try to assault a student. the man is knocked to the ground. the boy is seen throwing a punch. that student was defending himself. >> the situation is under investigation. it has been turned over to the police department. >> it may have started forming taunting incident at the school. a girl has been charged and the man who came to the school may have ties to the girls caretaker. this is the video that has gone viral with more than 600,000 hits. a child psychologist says online behavior can take got a life of its own. >> taking pictures and putting
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it on the internet, that would be one of the worst kinds of actions if there is malicious intent. >> in that video, you did not see the man get up but he does get up and walked off campus. police are investigating charges against the man and charges could be assault and disorderly conduct. back to you. >> new details in the investigation of a triple stabbing in baltimore county. these men were all involved in the fight. three people were stabbed. sky team 11 caught the scene in owings mills. police say they started fighting. the car was shot at one point and police are still investigating who fired the shots. >> protecting immigrants from discrimination.
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leaders and police officers joined the mayor on thursday to hear more about this measure. police are prohibited from apprehending a person solely for an action of immigration law. >> baltimore city police officers are not going to be asking our citizens or residents about their immigration status. >> several members of the latino community shared their experiences with police. >> 57 degrees on tv hill. the results from a new study show an overwhelming and people live alone are more likely to take into depressants. on twoe keeping tabs accidents.
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>> good morning. welcome back. 5:40. temperatures are in the 50's and 60's this morning. there is some fog developing. watch for school delays along the bottom of the screen. look at some of the temperatures right now. the wind is calm. six day 3 degrees downtown. in the city, temperatures in the 60's -- 53 degrees downtown.
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a mix of clouds and fog. this afternoon, will see a fair share of sun with temperatures around 80 degrees and partly sunny skies. we'll get some rain over the weekend. it will not be as warm as today. will detail the forecast in just a few minutes. -- we will detail the forecast. >> a new study reveals depression rates are higher among people who live alone. >> solo dollars or 80% more likely to be taking anti- depressant than those living with roommates and family. a lack of social support contribute to the depression risk of those who live alone. offering extra counseling to smokers who called quitting hot lines makes no difference. >> it is tough to quit.
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smokers were divided into several groups. some were offered free nicotine patches along with counseling. there was no difference in quit rates against any of the intervention groups. tough to quit. 57 degrees on tv hill. the feeding frenzy and sunday for "the hunger games" fans. >> the movie hit theaters today including midnight showings across the country. >> it is at shaping up to be another warm day. there are some storms possible this weekend. traffic and weather when we come traffic and weather when we come back
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we're looking at fog and it may impact your ride. i encountered on the north side of the beltway and on the j.f.x. into town. there is an accident in catonsville. we are not seeing any delays on the west side. saw mill road, another accident in the westminster region to avoid. up to speed on the north side. the b-w parkway around 59 south of 32 traveling southbound. this is the j.f.x. at ruxton road. fog is an issue. no sign of the beginning of a delay. 95 at 24 problem free at the moment. no delays down towards the fort mchenry. 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
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the mta system. good morning. >> good morning. we have a delay 12 to 50 minutes. light rail is on schedule. more trains on schedule on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. the 30 bus diverting at edmondson and swann. i am kurt kronke. now back to john collins. >> thank you. we have clear skies overhead. fog is trying to develop in some areas. west of the mountains, indiana and parts of ohio getting some rain. that will not make it east of the mountains today. let's look it some numbers. you say if there's been warm. the average temperature so far this month has been 53.9 degrees in baltimore. that puts us at the third warmest average temperature so far this month. that is in recorded history.
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we will see what happens by the end of the month. it will be a nice day today. 59 in salisbury. as wood, 59. parkton, 54. in the 50's out in western maryland. clouds to the west. kind of clear skies around here except some effigy development north of the city mostly and that is for the advisories are. here's the storm out to the west. it is slowly moving east. it will slowly move over our area. we'll have a couple of days' worth of rain. we're getting this warm flow of air and we're seeing fog as a result. that will result in some rain. you can see the nice warm flow of air ahead of the storm.
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colder air behind the storm out west. today our temperatures will be rising. will be around 80 degrees. -- we will be around 80 degrees. a mixture of sun and a few scattered clouds. 78 to 83 is the temperature range this afternoon. dance fog advisory in effect for frederick county, howard county, baltimore county and the city and up in pennsylvania until 10:00 a.m. this morning -- dense fog. rain free today. a chance for some rain. overnight tonight, rain charges begin to increase and they will be with us on saturday and sunday. summit in looks like the rain will start moving out of the picture. -- sunday and looks like the
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rain will start moving out of the picture. rain chances on saturday and sunday. 60's on sunday. still above normal next week with another rate chance for the middle of the week. >> usually this summer blockbusters come in the summer. some huge numbers before spring even started before a little movie. >> at it is called "the hunger games." it is opening this weekend and we have a preview. >> prepare for battle in "the hunger games." it features jennifer lawrence. the movie has drawn some much hype she was afraid it would be a stigma on her career. she received an oscars nomination for "winters bone."
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>> i thought it would overcome me as an actor. >> josh hutcherson also worried about unbridled fame. "the kids are all right." >> i loved the story and the book. >> there are forced to fight to the death. >> it can never get silly. >> produce is expected to follow the same trajectory as harry potter and twilight. >> i heard about it from my kids. >> any other comparisons to wizards or vampires ends there. >> she doesn't have time to
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think about boyfriends. >> teacher part of a three -- it story set.t or a three- >> dozens of fans lined up in hunt valley last night for it midnight showing. the movie is getting great reviews online. >> very interesting. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. have you ever staked out a midnight showing or waited in a long line for the opening of a blockbuster movie? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> the answer is no. >> maybe "pumping iron." >> 57 degrees on tv hill. >> we will not see four number
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>> very different outcome for a pair of autopsies in the ncaa tournament as syracuse advances knocking off wisconsin. michigan state goes down to lutherville. -- louisville. the orangemen in the white jerseys. syracuse up two. second half. the badgers with them one. one.e badger's within the long 3. wisconsin comes up short. wisconsin loses. the maryland women's basketball team, richard time, headed to
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raleigh, north carolina, against the defending national champions, texas a&m. fourth time to the sweet 16. brenda frese likes her team's chances of playing on tobacco road. >> we love the fact that we're going to raleigh. we have been down there enough and with phatic great success. the most important thing is that our fans can travel. easy for everybody to be able to drive down there and support the team. >> maryland and texas a&m with a sunday showdown. i'm gerry sandusky. >> for those still paying attention to your brackets, ohio state beat cincinnati. florida beat marquette.
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