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--www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. happy friday. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> those were some crazy storms. >> crazy thunder and big storms. we have fog left behind. you can expect visibility to be half a mile or quarter of a mile. we have fog at the airport. 60 degrees. i think we'll get to the morning dry, but tonight we will see some thunderstorms come back and some could be strong. high temperature expected near 83. we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend. >> good morning. happy friday. we do have some fog as you travel around the area. the inner loop ramp to
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northbound 83 has reopened. we have closures in the city along the charles because of flower mart. enclosures around mount vernon and portions of madison and that area. some of fire department activity along york road. looking good on the harrisburg expressway despite the fog. 11 minutes on the outer loop northeast side. 10 minutes on southbound 95 from the beltway down towards 32. this is 95 at white marsh. looking pretty good all the way down to the fort mchenry and beyond. the harrisburg expressway is back to normal after an earlier accident. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the highly anticipated hiring
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numbers are out today. >> the above jobs report comes as president obama and mitt romney gear up for an election battle. stacey cohen joins us live with a report. >> the jobs report is coming out. we're expecting that employers added about 170,000 jobs in april. the unemployment rate is expected to remain around 8%. you can bet that will become political fodder this election season. for all the smiles and salutations of election-year politics -- >> thank you. what a welcome. >> i am honored to welcome you to cinco de mayo at the white house. >> president obama and mitt romney are carefully crafting
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their message on the nation's economy. at an event in virginia, mitt romney claimed the president had accomplished little. >> a guy who promised he would make things better, and now we have 23 million americans out of work. or stopped looking for work. >> at the white house, a different spin. >> we need policies that will move us forward and continue us in the direction we have been going, which has led to 25 straight months of private- sector job creation. >> but the growth has been slow. >> we are not slipping into a recession, but it will not be strong enough to generate the kind of job growth that will bring the unemployment rate down. >> no matter how the numbers fall, president obama will likely get the credit or the blame. >> if unemployment is high, he is in deep trouble. if unemployment is down, it doesn't matter what he tries to make them remember.
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>> both candidates are hitting the campaign trail. mitt romney will be in pennsylvania, and president obama kicks off his campaign rallies this weekend. >> what to economists think the unemployment rate will look like around election time? >> the president would like to be lower. economists are predicting that it will drop below 8% by election day. the historical norm is around 6%. that was not hit until 2015 and that is not good news for the president. >> thank you. >> fred bealefeld is stepping down. jennifer franciotti is live at city police headquarters. do we know why he decided to retire? >> not really. he says he wants to spend more time with his family and friends.
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he has been the top cop since 2007. after 31 years, he says it is time to move on. in a statement, the mayor said bealefeld is retiring effective august 1. bealefeld said, "this was a tough decision, but this is the right time for me to bring my career to a close." he says, "i'm looking forward to enjoying retirement with my family and close friends." one is surprised by the announcement. >> i thought at least externally in the crime-fighting category that the police department was doing well. internally, they had their issues. it was becoming more and more difficult. >> the mayor issued a statement saying she is saddened by his decision but she respects it and a national search will begin immediately.
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reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> police are investigating a suspicious death in west baltimore. police responded around 7:30 authors the night and found a body on the scene. an autopsy was performed to dermine the cause of death. a woman is dead and another is critically injured after a shooting at a church. there were discovered inside a church office at st. peter's episcopal church in ellicott city. police found the body of a man in the woods near the church with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. >> we're looking into the possibility that this was a self-inflicted gunshot wound and that this man may have been involved in some way because police have not released the
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identity of the victims. >> a judge convicts one brother. the judge cleared avi werdesheim of all charges but found his older brother guilty. he faces up to 10 years in prison on the assault count. >> we were hoping she would find him not guilty of all accounts. we're happy that eli was acquitted of one of the three counts. we look forward to continuing the advocacy for eli. >> we knew there were guilty parties involved. we have to believe in the system. >> the victim is attorneys have dropped a civil suit against the werdesheims and the watch group .honn greeshomrim
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the defense argues the political definition of suppression is different from the legal won at what julius henson did did not meet that standard. >> the governor is considering forming a commission to look into a potential gambling site in prince george's county. how to divide revenue from the casinos. the government would consider a second special session. it would have to come after the first special session to rework the budget. a leading economist is taking issue with maryland's budget process. she has been reviewing decades of reports of the panel of legislators that makes recommendations on how much the state budget should grow each year. her research finds the committee has failed to keep state spending in check for the past
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30 years. she said members ignored their own guidelines and acted more like a spending guideline than a spending cap. >> there would set a criteria for income growth. thathey found another way to justify it fitted not sit well. >> she recommends abolishing the committee and putting a plan in place that limits budget growth to the sum of inflation and population. >> ravens fans may be waking up in a bad mood after finding that terrell suggs suffered a devastating injury. he will undergo surgery to tendon. torn achilles' keith mills will have more when the joins us later in sports.
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that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. how much do you think the injury to terrell suggs will impact the ravens this season? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 6:10. 60 degrees on tv hill. no more bake sale cupcakes. they are being banned from some schools. >> baggage fees almost as expensive as tickets. >> justice is about to be served to the man accused of plotting the september 11 attacks. >> we expect more thunderstorms to develop this afternoon and details on the super moon. >> we are looking any new problem near on 95 on the beltway. we will check for closures
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to help expand patient care. because the more we do in baltimore, the more we help make opportunity possible. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> welcome back. we had some big thunderstorms last night. those are gone. we have some pretty thick fog in some areas. 63 degrees at the airport.
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64 in annapolis. 58 in rising sun. i think we'll get some sunshine and that should make the temperatures jump. the nearest precipitation is out in the west virginia. these are pretty strong thunderstorms. some more storms up in the great lakes. some of that will catch up to us, especially if we get the sun to come out and cook the atmosphere. we have the possibility of some severe weather later today including the possibility of some large hail and wind gusts over 50 miles per hour. it depends on the sunshine. a mixture of sun and clouds. warm and humid. fog it will burn off this morning. a chance for thunderstorms tonight. high temperature between 80 and 85. the super moon on saturday and
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sunday night will come in at 10,000 miles closer than average. it will look bigger in the sky and 30% brighter. high tides will be higher. it will be quite a sight. i think you'll be able to see it. there could be some leftover showers on saturday as the front goes through. high temperature around 80. a nice day on sunday, sunshine and 75. scattered showers and thunderstorms next week. 60's by next thursday. 6:15. cape.me to get your t there are some problems we are tracking. the latest accident in phoenix at dulaney valley road. we have some closures in effect
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along york road in both directions because of fire department activity. you may want to consider the harrisburg expressway this morning. inner loop of the beltway approaching 95 on the northeast corner, you'll find some delays because of an accident. we have some closures in the city. charles street is closed along with medicine and not for it because of flower mart. we start with 95 in the white marsh area. it is a little foggy but no delays to report. 83 north of the beltway checking out just fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> china may be opening the door to resolve a diplomatic standoff over a blind activists. he will be allowed to apply to
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study overseas. he has been under house arrest for six years for exposing chinese human rights violations. he left for a chinese hospital on wednesday and says he fears for his safety if he remains in china. the alleged masterminds are finally being brought to justice. khalid shaikh mohammed will be arraigned tomorrow by a military commission. the defendants face charges including hijacking, conspiracy, and murder. they could face the death penalty if convicted. former nfl star junior seau's death as been ruled a suicide. officials are waiting for his family to decide if his brain can be turned over to researchers. his ex-wife says he suffered
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multiple concussions during his nfl career. >> talk about adding insult to injury. spirit airlines is increasing their carry-on baggage se and soon bewill charging $100 for some baggage. for those wholess pay at the counter or who pay online. mortgage rates hit record lows again but that is still not have sales.home a 15-year mortgage rates also dropped to a record. home sales remain weak.
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many potential home buyers do not qualify for a loan. yahoo! ceo accused of faking credentials on his resume. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> think twice about lying on your res 9um ume. there was an inaccuracy in the credentials on the resume of the yahoo! ceo. the school cannot offer that degree until four years after he graduated. waiting on people jobs reports. we did have a lower close for stocks yesterday. a dissipating report on the service side. the bloomberg maryland index taking a dip. discovery communications
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disclosed it may have lost as much as $330 million. own is the most successful failure in television today. a crackdown on school bake sales. montgomery county is declaring bake sales a threat to children. still for food solddards outside of a school. >> 60 degrees on tv hill. >> terrell suggs' achilles tendon goes pop. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. does your phone give you all day battery life ?
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we have an accident in phoenix at jarrettsville pike and dulaney valley road. they're wrapping up at york road and middletown road. they should be returning to normal. 83 is still a good bet. inner loop of the beltway, we
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have an accident. watch for closures along charles street in the city because of flower mart until sunday at midnight. closures along not vernon and portions of madison in that area. fire activity eastbound 70 at the howard-carroll county line. this is 95 at white marsh. southbound traffic building just a bit. no delays at bel air road. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. things have settled down this morning. we do have some fog this morning. visibility is down to a quarter of a mile in some spots. the fog should burn off and a chance for showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and this evening. some could be strong. we will check the seven-day
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forecast in just a few minutes. here is keith mills, the man. >> good morning. we begin with the ravens scrambling to find a replacement for terrell suggs. he is headed back to baltimore to have surgery to repair a torn achilles' tendon. he said it was not injured playing basketball. the top draft pick will be expected to step in and play right away. paul kruger also in the mix. the ravens may try to trade for one. one could be available for as low as the third round draft pick from the new york giants. the ravens are scrambling with number 55 on the shelf. the orioles and red sox opened a
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series in boston tonight. the yankees dealing with a major injury. that is mariano rivera tearing the acl in his right knee. did it shagging fly balls before the game. he said he has been doing that before games for 20 years and never had a problem before. the yankees lost to the royals. talk about a guy who is impossible to replace. that is a torn acl in his right knee. he is out for the season. college lacrosse. loyola in denver. the women's team is coached by one of the greatest players in women's lacrosse. they played notre dame last night in the first-round of the big east championship.
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laurel was down but they come back behind joanna dalton. 11-9, loyola wins. the kentucky derby is tomorrow. the fiesta 5 k road race tomorrow and we will be there. >> 60 degrees on tv hill. federal authorities, big of a downtown flea market. >> baltimore is top cop said he is stepping down. >> some changes are coming to the dolphin stadium at the national aquarium. >> some accidents and some ♪
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with more choices and fewer calories, america's beverage companies are delivering. >> 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. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. all the critters in my house
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were not happy with the storm last night. >> we had some big funder last night. thunder.d some big funde visibility is down to a quarter of a mile in some areas. the storm will come back later tonight. high temperature near 83. it will be a muggy day. will check the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> police commissioner fred bealefeld announces he is retiring. >> jennifer franciotti has some reaction. >> commissioner bealefeld has been with the department for 31 years and spent the last five as the city's top cop but now he says the time to move on. he is known as baltimore's top cop and has a passionate way with words. >> bad guys with guns.
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>> the mayor described this as a retirement. bealefeld said, "this was a tough decision for me and my family, but this is the right time for me to bring my career with the baltimore police department to a close." he says, "i am looking forward to enjoying retirement with my family and close friends." the city's homicide numbers dropped during his tenure. baltimore had the fewest number of homicides in 2011 in 35 years. since 2007, overall gun crimes dropped. the news has not been all positive. bealefeld said he has made it his mission to rid corruption within the department. 17 police officers were charged in a kickback scandal. another officer was convicted of selling heroin while on duty. >> he came in on a mess. he did as much as he could. he helped the police and helped the citizens. i'm sorry he is leaving.
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>> i like his no-nonsense approach. i think it has started moving baltimore in the right way. >> the mayor has said she is saddened by his decision but she respects it and a national search for his replacement will begin immediately. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> federal authorities have put a dollar figure on the mound of merchandise that was seized at a flea market. $47 million in shoes, , clothing, angela. five people have been charged in selling counterfeit goods. mother of yeardley love has filed a lawsuit against the men's lacrosse team coaches and the state of virginia. news of the loss it coincides with today's anniversary of her daughter's motor. george
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huguely was found guilty of murder -- the anniversary of her daughter's murder. >> four people are recovering after a school bus accident in owings mills. the bus and another vehicle collided just before 5:00 p.m. near deer park elementary. none of the injuries were considered life-threatening. baltimore county will hire fewer school teachers. they expect to sign contracts with about 400 new teachers for the fall. is a far cry from the 1000 they had last year. there was a shift in student enrollment. the need for more teachers in the elementary school level. baltimore county is the 25th largest school district. >> a ruling about pit bulls
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being an inherently dangerous breed. landlords can be liable for damages based on the breed. no more scheduled dolphin shows at the national aquarium. the dolphins will be available for people to watch all day. killed shows only allowed half the number of guests to see them. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we start to see some delays fall into place. we have an accident along jarrettsville pike and dulaney valley. all lanes are closed. we have three medics that were dispatched to the scene. take york road as your alternate.
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the harrisburg expressway looks good down to the beltway. the northeast side of the beltway, we have an accident. another at light street and pratt street. continued closures until sunday night at charles because of flower mart. portions of madison and not vernon affected by those closures. route 70 east, we have some of fire department activity. watch for delays. this is the white marsh area. southbound traffic looking pretty good at white marsh. volume starts to build at the split. this is the bell tower at bel air road. no sign of delays with the reported accident -- this is the beltway at belair road. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. we will do the seven day forecast. we have some fog. visibility down to a quarter of
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a mile in some areas. 63 in westminster. a mixture of sun and clouds. pretty good chance for showers and thunderstorms later today and tonight. some could be strong. high temperature of 83. maybe some rain early on saturday. sunshine and around 80. a nice day on sunday, 75. good news for those who want to see the super moon. i'll give you the details on that momentarily. >> 6:36. 60 degrees on tv hill. this bill look like a ferris wheel -- this may look like a ferris wheel but it is an optical illusion. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. how much do you think the injury to terrell suggs will impact the ravens this season? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> it is better late than never when it comes to the mail. man finally received a postcard. it was mailed in 1957 with a 2
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cent stamp. he was flown to chicago. he said he can still hear his mother's voice when he reads the postcard. people >> lined up to see some street art. a huge ferris will draw on with chalk. it seems to jump out of the ground a certain angle. it took three days to complete the ferris wheel. he said the piece was his biggest challenge yet but he's pleased with the result. >> that is cool. >> a hero comes to the rescue of the box office. will have a preview. >> we're monitoring a serious accident in phoenix.
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all lanes closed along jarrettsville pike. >> we have some fog this morning and will check the forecast for the weekend. 60 degrees at the airport. stay tune. the weather is nextt
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. 6:43. one woman is dead after a shooting in a church. the victims were discovered on thursday evening inside a church evening at st. peter's episcopal church in ellicott city. police found the body of a man
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near the church. he had an apparent self- inflicted gun wound to the chest. a brother is convicted of assaulting an african american teenager. the judge cleared avi werdesheim of all charges but not his other brother guilty of assault and false imprisonment. he faces up to 10 years. a suspicious death in west baltimore. police responded on thursday night and found a body at the scene. an autopsy will determine the cause of death. >> comic-book fans will assemble for the opening of "the avengers." we get a preview of looks to be a heroic summer. >> this summer, a hero will rise. >> i don't think so.
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>> hollywood meets the movie --goeers. >> i cannot think of a better movie to kick off the summer. >> for a new chapter of that man and a reboot of spider-man -- look for a new chapter of batman. other elements -- for will smith in "men in black 3." >> i think they will get a big audience that is interested on how he will portray this new character. >> if i never see another remake, i will be happy. >> plenty to keep kids
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captivated. a boy talks to ghosts. the dictator. adam sandler is a terrible father. a terrible nightmare. then there are movies that do not have a category. >> hollywood is trying to find other things than just super heroes. >> a does the princess in -- eight disney princess. >> moviegoers said we won, we won more fairy tales. >> tom cruise in a musical. this is the perfect summer. >> that is the box office
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preview. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> getting busier on the area roads. we are tracking several accidents. middletown road and york road, that is the latest accident. tracking some closures along jarrettsville pike at dulaney valley road. that is the scene of a serious accident. that is in the phoenix area. light street and pratt street, an accident in the city. another clearing at lombard and central. there are some closures expected along not vernon and madison. eastbound 70, there is some of fire department activity and you may start to see some delays. this is 295, outbound traffic
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down towards 32. building but still moving pretty well. the north side of the beltway, not seeing any delays at the moment. we are seeing fog so i would recommend to leave early this morning. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we're starting out with the fog. visibility is down to about a quarter of a mile. humidity is 100% at the airport. temperatures generally upper 50's and low 60's. we should get some sunshine and that will push the temperatures into the 80's this afternoon. it is a good thing if you liked summer temperatures but it may add some fuel to the atmosphere. plenty of thunderstorms west and
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north. some storms through west virginia and up by the great lakes. the sunshine will destabilize the atmosphere. there could be strong and severe thunderstorms. a slight chance that we could get some large hail and wind gusts over 60 miles per hour. a mixture of sun and clouds. fog this morning. a chance for showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. high temperature between 80 and 85. something cool this weekend -- super moon on saturday and sunday night. the moon will be 10,000 miles than average. it will be about 30% brighter. the high tides will be higher than average. i think you'll be able to see the super ramoon because the clouds should be clearing up by friday.
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high temperature near 80 on saturday. sunshine and 75 on sunday. a good chance for rain by the middle of next week. super moon. >> time now for a last look at one of our big stories. the sudden announcement of the retirement of fred bealefeld. jennifer franciotti joins us live with more on that. >> good morning. he has been baltimore's top cop since 2007. after 31 years, he says it is time to move on. in a statement, the mayor said bealefeld is retiring effective august 1. bealefeld said, "this was a tough decision, but this is the right time for me to bring my career to a close." he says, "i'm looking forward to enjoying retirement with my family and close friends." his retirement will be
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effective august 1. >> any idea who will replace commissioner bealefeld? >> we know the department has a history of promoting from within but they can go outside of maryland in looking for a police commissioner. the mayor said a national search will begin immediately. >> jennifer franciotti, thank you. >> here is ann curry with a look at what is coming up next on the "today" show. >> good morning. we have a unique look at the presidential race. ert will be joining us. a student camera investigation. tanning beds in the wake of the arrest of a new jersey mother. we will go live for a preview of tomorrow's kentucky derby with a
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started on friday morning here on "today." >> 60 degrees on tv hill. >> coming up, we'll take a last look at weather and traffic together before you head out to start your day.
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>> time to get to your answers to our watercooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- how much do you think the injury to terrell suggs will impact the ravens this season?
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>> we will post more of your answers on the front page of our website, wbaltv.com. >> some fog out there this morning countersign. >> we need tony to use his super per powers.owe we have an accident at york road and another at dulaney valley. all lanes are closed. light street and pratt street, watch for an accident. flower mart closures in effect along charles and parsons of madison and mount vernon. -- and portions of madison and
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not vernon. delays began around security down towards edmondson. this is 95 at mountain road. not bad heading down to white marsh. >> give us a super forecast. >> fog this morning. it is pretty thick. storms this afternoon could be strong or severe. on! super moa saturday night and sunday. thank you. more you're looking for weather and traffic together, be sure to join us this morning for 11 news at 7:00 a.m. on wbal plus. >> there you'll find more local news as well as up-to-date traffic and weather information. you can find it on comcast channel 208, verizon fios 460, and 11-2. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. super moon!
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>> it works for everything. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> have a great super moon!
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