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the seaway ports a new al qaeda bomb plot. details are coming up -- the cia thwarts a new al qaeda bomb plot. [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. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> is there a lot of green on doppler this morning? >> we will have a dry commit for this morning. -- we will have a dry commute for this morning. we should make it up to 74 this afternoon. showers and a few thunderstorms will drift in and out the mountains. the best chance for rain for baltimore is this afternoon and into this evening.
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>> good morning. let's get you up to date on the west side. an accident just past liberty is taking up the right lane, causing some delays. avoid it if you can. in the city, a couple of accidents. there's one at lakeside which involves an overturned vehicle. another on the southwest side of the city. 22 at shamrock road is clear. 10 minutes on southbound 95 down towards 32. 12 minutes on the outer loop west side. those delays will be popping up big time. this is liberty. you can see the right lane is closed and causing a major backup in the outer loop. we will keep you posted on how things evolve. we're seeing the normal volume come into play.
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this is 83 out of the parkton region, a smooth start down towards the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you, stan and mindy. >> police say they have arrested a man who is a peeping tom. >> kim dacey is live at police headquarters with the story. >> the man was arrested after a student chased him down. this happened last week. police say he was spying on women in building a. two women reported run-ins with him. a third victim caught him in the act and chased him until officers caught up. he is now facing two criminal counts. -- six criminal counts. investigators believe more women may come forward to add to those charges because they say he has shown a disturbing pattern of behavior.
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>> this suspect clearly has a history of behavior. we have three incidents we have looked at and are investigating to see if he is connected with similar incidents at other college campuses. this is much more than a prank. this is a violation. >> he was set to stand trial in baltimore city next week for a similar incident. he pled guilty to another charge in january and got a $50 fine. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> police have arrested eight suspected serial arsonist in colombia. surveillance video help them track down the man. he's charged with seven arsons. the damage estimates are near $400,000. this week is arson awareness week and the theme focuses on young fire setters.
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50% of fires ignited our juvenile related. art county has a program geared toward a juvenile fire setters -- howard county. >> julius henson testified on monday and is expected to testify today. he told jurors he was hired by bob ehrlich to court african- american voters. >> the cia foils a plan to bring down an airliner. tara mergener joins us live with more details on the story. good morning. >> good morning. officials say the plan took shape last month and was orchestrated by al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. another airline bomb plot
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thwarted by the cia. >> this was a non-metallic bomb that never made it onto a plane, but it was intended to go on an american plane. >> agents stepped in before the bomber picked a target or bought a ticket. this device is said to be an upgrade of the one that failed to detonate abort eight detroit-bound plane on christmas day in 2009 and expected to be hidden inside somebody's underwear. >> it is being analyzed and tested. this could be significant if a non-metallic bomb could make its way through our metal detectors without being spotted. >> the white house and the department of homeland security -- bombers are not clear. authorities believe the bomb was made by the man responsible for the first underwear bomb and two others built into printer
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cartridges in 2010. >> what this incident makes clear is that this country has to continue to remain vigilant against those that would seek to attack this country. >> u.s. officials insist the latest plot was not linked to the anniversary of the killing of osama bin laden. stan? >> could the bomb have passed through airport security? >> officials are concerned it might have been able to do that. there was no metal in it there is concern it could have gone to the metal detector. it contained a white powdery substance that is rarely detected by x-ray machines. what a body scanner has picked up the bomb? the fbi is examining the device at this point.
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>> serious questions that have to be entered. thank you. >> a man is accused of carrying a loaded handgun through security at the airport. michael smith told police he forgot the gun was in his carry- on bag. tsa officials say he had a loaded gun. is being held on $10,000 bail -- he is being held on $10,000 bail. >> after taking the first jewel in the triple crown, i'll have another wasted no time galloping into pimlico for the next race. arrived on monday at will continue to stay in seclusion, stabled in a different barn than
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the rest of the horses in the field. >> it is like being a human. >> he will take it easy today and it is expected back on the track tomorrow. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think are the chances of i'll have another winning the triple crown? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. horse to do it was back in 1978. >> interested in an iphone? target may be the place to go. >> most people know what as the home to the happiest place on earth. a new list shows a darker side to orlando. >> we're getting ready for the
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most beautiful baby contest in harford. i have the previous winners with me. >> we are tracking an
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>> good morning.
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we're starting you off with a live view from the skycam. 62 degrees downtown. a chance for rain today. i'm alive at the learning center and we're talking about hartford's most beautiful baby contest which is coming up on saturday. we already have all of the semifinals. they are down to about 10 children this year. i have something special -- the former winners. i'm here with carolyn. -- i'm here with jennifer and you have carolyn. was the most beautiful baby in 2010. look how much she has grown. >> she just turned 3. she is keeping up with their brothers who are 6 and talking a lot more than she did two years ago.
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>> i'm here with jessica and john and the 2011 winners. >> it was pretty crazy. my grandmother wanted me to enter her and i figured it was for a good cause. she called me at work i said, i am sorry, what? it is been pretty exciting. we're happy they're getting so much publicity because this is a great thing. >> i do want to shop the pictures when they won -- i do want to show the pictures. we're getting ready for the contest this saturday when they announce the winner. the committee has helped pare it down to 10 children and there will be announcing it on saturday appeared there will be a mother-daughter and a father- son look-alike contest. it begins at 10:00 p.m. on
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saturday. we will go back to tony. it is like, where are they now? >> they seem disinterested. divas.y are ad >> totally divas. >> have a couple of clouds. eventually the rain will catch up to us. not until this afternoon. some scattered light sprinkles and showers around hagerstown. lots of stuff in ohio and west virginia and that is drifting over towards us. the chance for rain increases into tonight. a few clouds right now and that will make the temperatures difficult to move. 58 in parkton. i think the wind will kick up out of the southwest. it will be cloudy but we should be able to get the temperatures into the 70's.
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forecasting a high of 74. the best chance for rain will be later this afternoon and into this evening. if you take the boat out, look out for a lightning later this afternoon. it will be pretty quiet this morning. next high tide of fort mchenry at 9:00 a.m. this morning. the seven-day forecast -- the front will stall so we have a chance for a shower or thunderstorm in the forecast for wednesday. high temperatures in the 60's on thursday and friday. the overnight low temperatures will dip into the 40's. mostly dry bank on mother's day. a front will be coming in from the west. -- mostly dry on mother's day. 6:15. in most't you w beautiful big and tall baby?
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it is kind of a busy morning commute on the west side. the accident in the outer loop past liberty is off to the side. we have a slow go leading up to it. in a lakeside avenue, an overturned vehicle. in terms of traffic elsewhere, we are not tracking any delays on the j.f.x. through the construction zone. 95 out of the northeast looks good. major delays from 795 down to the accident scene. it is off to the side past they're ready. the delay stretches back to reisterstown road and the delay continues down towards liberty. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> some disturbing footage of a california police officer beating a homeless man.
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the video shows the officer beating him and taser him after he was slow to cooperate with their request. he died five days later. both officers have pleaded not guilty. bodies of the mother and daughter were found. they went missing 11 days ago. the bodies were discovered in a shallow grave. fbi officials believe that mays on the run. >> the controversy over so- called pink slime will cost hundreds of people their jobs. three plants will be closing. 650 jobs will be cut by the closures.
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one plant will remain open. orlando, florida, has a bit of a dark side. based on the number of sex shops and the online porn searches, orlando, florida is the city in america. delaware, rankedell l third. charm city ranked 20th. girl scouts are thinking outside of the cookie box. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. target cutting prices on iphone 4's by 50 bucks.
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pictures of the new prices with two-year contracts. walmart had temporary price cuts on their iphones were called an accident. sears is offering local deals. access to hundreds of deals beyond the prince circular. this'll help shoppers see in real time how many items are in stock over at white marsh. voting to cut spending on food stamps and other aid for the poor. that is to avoid cuts on spending. a mixed close for the markets. it was looking pretty ugly at this time yes it but we saw a rally in bank stocks. the bloomberg maryland index was down fractionally. nestle is make it limited
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candy bars.rl scout kenny bar the scouts say the products will be marketed for adults. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> give the people what they want. 61 degrees on tv hill. >> the orioles returned home exhausted as they face the texas rangers. did they have anything left in the tank? >> 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 couple of problems. the west side is where we had an accident. it is off to the side past liberty but the delays extend back to reisterstown road. 28 on southbound 795 out of owings mills as a result of those delays. lakeside avenue, we have an overturned vehicle. it may take some time. 59 on southbound 95. looking good down towards the fort mchenry. everything moving well on the j.f.x. at this hour. an update at liberty.
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that is the pace of things heading down towards the accident scene. we'll let you know when it is out of the roadway. it is off to the side. this is reisterstown road. that is where the delay begins. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. it is that the best-looking morning you'll see. there is no rain. 60 at the airport. 61 in rock hall. mostly cloudy skies today and a chance for a few showers or thunderstorms but not until this afternoon or this evening. high temperature of 74. we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend. here is keith mills, the man. >> thank you. good morning. the orioles and rangers will play a game two tonight. i spent part of yesterday's
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afternoon in the orioles' clubhouse. use looked like the keys a naed a nap. there were dragging after the extra inning game in boston. buck showalter was honored for 1,000.wuiin number brandon snyder, three-run home run off brian matusz. .ix rbi's for brandon he was recommended to joe daniels. they picked up snyder and yet a big night. michael young, 14-3 texas. jake arrieta will start tonight. a good night for the rangers because the new york rangers came back to stun the capitals
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last night in the stanley cup playoffs. the caps take the lead. six seconds left to play. brad richards puts one past braden holtby to tie the game and to send it to overtime. marc staal wins in. the rangers were six seconds away from rangers. game 6 to more in d.c. the ravens will hold their first minute rookie camp this week. kentucky derby champ i'll have another says i will take another of those $1.4 million wins. like a the kentucky derby. hopefully he can do that at the preakness. 40.stall t
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mccormick unsung hero awards were named. >> the lane closures on the j.f.x. are expanding again. >> a man is arrested for keeppeeping local college stude. >> weiss mitt romney taking credit for his -- hear from the candidate. >> west side delays are growing. we will let you know what to expect and check on the major roads. >> we are getting ready for at hartford's most beautiful baby contest.
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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. thanks for joining us for 11 news today.
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more showers heading our way? >> not until later this afternoon or this evening. we'll have a couple of clouds to start the day. temperatures in the upper 50's and low 60's. we will see a chance for some showers or thunderstorms this afternoon with a high temperature of 74. >> thank you. police arrest a suspected peeping tom. >> police say this is not the first time he has done this. kim dacey joins us live from towson to explain. >> zachary campbell was arrested and police say this is part of a disturbing trend. the community college of baltimore county in essex is a commuter school. the kind of campus were a new face does not raise anybody's
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radar. he was able to blend in before he started spending time in the ladies' room in building a. >> he has a penchant for letting himself into women's bathrooms. >> he was spying on women while they used the bathroom. >> it is scary and creepy. >> investigators say two women reported run-ins with campbell this spring. last week a third victim, caught him in the act. he was chased until officers caught up. >> that is awesome. >> campbell is now facing criminal counts including invasion of privacy. investigators believe more women may come forward. >> this suspect clearly has a history of this behavior. we have three incidents that we have looked at and are investigating to see if he is connected with similar incidents at other college campuses. this is much more than a prank. this is a violation. >> he is set to stand trial in
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baltimore city for a similar incident. he pleaded guilty to another peeping tom charge in january and was given a $50 fine. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> one of two women shot will be laid to rest today. the funeral begins at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon in baltimore city. funeral services for the second victim are this thursday at st. john's parish in ellicott city. a homeless man shot the woman before killing himself. >> update after taking heat in the 2008 campaign for saying the american auto industry should be allowed to go bankrupt, mitt romney now says he should get the credit for the recovery. he went on record saying president obama is following his
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blueprint for tripos resurgence. >> the companies bought back on their feet. i will take credit that this industry has come back. >> romney oppose the use of funds. the president and others say using taxpayer money was the only option. rick santorum is start his support behind mitt romney. he called romney the worst republican in the country to campaign against barack obama. now he is backing him. >> accounts man thinks he as an alternative to increasing the bottle tax -- a council meant things he has an alternative to increasing the bottle tax. the revenue which could to help fund school construction. >> it allows our children to get to institutions of higher
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r learning which will allow them to learn at a higher level. >> the mayor's office says it would go against an agreement with nonprofits to pay $20.4 million to the city instead of taxes over it 6-year period. >> the orioles are home for a eight games and the preakness is less than two weeks away. extended delays on the j.f.x. remain in effect. the same repairs that shut down the southbound lanes with traffic routed along the same detours. the closures in each direction will remain in effect for the next six to eight weeks. we have a map of alternate
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routes on our website. just click on news. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> we will let you know how the j.f.x. is moving in a moment. we have a big delays on the west side because of an earlier accident just past liberty. you can see what is happening to southbound 795. 80 miles per hour on average. adding to those delays. everything is off to the side on the west side at liberty. there is an overturned vehicle. number i 95 past white marsh, word of a vehicle fire. southbound traffic looking pretty good at the moment. we start at liberty. we have a backup that stretches back to prices down wrote down the west side. this is white marsh. southbound traffic looks pretty
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good at the moment. we will see some delays in the northbound direction because of a vehicle fire appeared the j.f.x. moving well down to the construction zone. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie is having fun with some beautiful babies at the harford mall. >> we're getting ready for the big event on saturday when they would choose the most beautiful baby in harford. we're live this morning because this is one of the title sponsors and we're talking to some of the other people at this event. you'll be judging the contest. what will be like to pick from so many beautiful babies? >> this is the first year will be doing a live and judging. come out on saturday morning and find out. >> that will be a tough
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decision. i'm also there with susan and you're the committee chair. this must have been quite an event to share. >> much bigger than the last three years. it has exploded with sponsorship. >> behind us we're getting ready for the baby crawl race. the babies will be racing. you'll want to see that. thee seeing temperatures in 70's today. a slight chance for rain, most likely later on. we will be a mild in the 70's tomorrow. we're looking forward to some sunshine. get ready for the baby race. >> it must be difficult to be a judge. you have done pet contest. . >> i cannot imagine having to
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pick one. >> you looked darling when you're holding the baby. >> you are a maternal type person and your husband is starting to sweat. >> i might catch baby fever. >> thank you. >> 6;38. tties.p of cuddly kiddie >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think are the chances of i'll have another winning the triple crown? 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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>> take a look at this. this dress was made out star burst rappers. she got the inspiration for my friend -- it was made at a star burst wrappers. >> that is impressive.
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this quartet of rare tiger cubs was put on display on a monday. one of them is an albino. are 130 tigers in the wilds. >> they are so small but they will be so big when they grow up. 6:42. >> we're hitting all the buttons this morning. it should be smooth sailing for the morning commute. we have some rain to talk about later today. 60 at the airport. stay tune.
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>> wish i could go back to bed this morning. welcome back to 11 news today. 6:45. a serial arsonist has been arrested in colombia. he is now charged with seven arsons. damage estimates are around $400,000. julius henson is scheduled to testify again at his trial. he testified on monday.
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the authority line is a key point in the case against henson. he said he was hired by the the africanthwcourt american vote. a man is accused of carrying a loaded handgun through security at the airport. michael smith of sarasota told police he forgot the gun was in his carry-on bag when he boarded the plane. authorities said smith had a gun and 10 rounds of ammunition. he is being held on $10,000 bail. >> the old saying you are what you eat applies to migraine sufferers. many popular foods and drinks can trigger migraines. it can help if you know what to
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look for. >> different chemicals can precipitate a migraine. many of the foods we in jest can have individual chemical reactions and trigger a migraine headache. >> avoid things like cheese, chocolate, and red wine. never discount the importance of a good night's sleep. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. right now attracting some heavy delays on the west side because of an earlier accident. this is passed liberty. we're down to 14 miles per hour and creating a backup on 795 out of owings mills. there is an accident at lakeside accident which involves an
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overturned vehicle. j.f.x. delays falling into place. northbound 95, word of a possible vehicle fire. southbound delays in place down to the beltway. this is liberty road. outer loop traffic is the pace of things beginning at reisterstown road down the left side. this is the j.f.x. and you can see it southbound traffic very heavy. that play begins at cold spring down towards 29. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie joins us live in harford county and previewing the beautiful baby contest. >> this morning we will put them to a test. we have a race of epic proportions this morning. these babies will race to the finish line. we're getting ready for at harford's most beautiful baby
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contest. there will be a baby race, which you can register your babies for. there'll be a father-son and a mother-daughter look-alike contest. this baby race going. they are anxious. why did you want to get involved in this event? >> we are headquartered here in harford county. we were asked to be the lead sponsor. i went to visit the harford house. there are over 60 children at the harford had family house. we felt obligated to get involved and help them raise money and to help these children. >> so many proceeds going to harford family house. >> the money goes directly to the families. mostly women and children. we provide safety and care for
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them, a place to live, a place to grow and a place to realize their dreams. >> we encourage everybody to come up to harford mall on saturday. it looks like we have a baby. she is eight months old. jackson is close behind. so cute. we will go back to tony at the weather center. that was tense. >> there she goes again, across the finish line. come on. nah. wait a minute. "am i on camera? is this on tv?" i love it. this is fun but it goes to something good, as well. thank you. weather-wise, nothing is going
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on. nothing showing up on the radar around baltimore. just some high, thin clouds. plenty of rain to our west. showers into west -- and ohio. that will catch up to us eventually. you might get some sunshine to start the morning. the clouds will thicken up as we go through the morning. 60 at the airport. 59 degrees in rising sun. we should be able to sneak up to around 74. later this afternoon, a better chance for some showers or thunderstorms. it might run into that on your home from work. that front will stall in our neighborhood tomorrow. we have a chance for thunderstorms on wednesday. it gets kind of cool behind the system. temperatures will drop into the
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60's on thursday and friday. low 40's on thursday night and possibly some frost in western maryland. 30% chance for some rain on mother's day with a high near 74. >> police arrest a man they say is a peeping tom. kim dacey is live in towson with the details. >> 20-year-old zachary campbell was arrested after a student chased him down. this happened last week. police say he was spying on women in building a. two women reported run-ins with him. last week, detectives tell us a third victim caught him in the act and chased him until officers caught up. investigators believe more women may come forward to add to those charges. they say the same suspect has
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shown a disturbing behavior pattern. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> does he have any prior criminal record? >> is facing trial next week in baltimore on similar charges. he pleaded guilty on january and received a $50 fine. >> kim dacey, thank you. 6:53. still ahead, your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >>
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>> time to get to your answers to our watercooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what do you think are the chances of i'll have another winning the triple crown? >> sounds like somebody who goes to the races. we will post more of your answers on the front page of our website, wbaltv.com. >> how is it looking on the roads? >> things are slow on the west side. down to 14 miles per hour
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approaching reisterstown road. everything is off to the side just past liberty. southbound 795 -- a backup. another accident in the city at clinton street and fayette street. this is the pace of things at liberty. this is traffic on the j.f.x. where we're seeing delays towards the construction zone. >> rain is on the way. >> this morning it should be dry. the clouds will thicken up into the afternoon and we will see a chance for rain with a high of 74. right now mother's day weekend looks ok. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. ♪
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