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a special session over and another in the works. is expanding gambling as urgent to you? >> clear skies and mild temperatures make for a great morning. but what about the weekend? [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. >> a gorgeous day on tap. >> we had a cold front go through around midnight. we have a nice stretch of weather coming up. 63 at the airport. a north wind of 13 miles per hour. it will be little breezy. we will make it up to 75 this afternoon with plenty of sunshine.
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first we say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. not bad as you have up on the area roads. eastbound 70, a reported vehicle fire appeared that has been cleared. back to normal. speeds around 59. so far so good on 70 prior to the beltway. on the north side, a 58 through the towson region. no delays on the 83's all the way down to the beltway. the j.f.x. looking good into town. five minutes to go south on 95 from the 895 split down to the fort mchenry. 10 minutes to travel on southbound 95 from the beltway south west down to 32. so far so good on the east side of the beltway. we had some earlier delays on 895 because of a vehicle fire.
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that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a chilling criminal case in parkville or a couple is accused of keeping a girl as their personal sex slave. >> jennifer franciotti has more on the shocking details. >> we know this happens to the internet. they met the girl online. she ran away from home. 48-year-old john blaes and margret jones have been charged with distributing child pornography. court documents allege that the girl was forced to call them master and miss, and the couple took care of the girl from july to november of last year. the girl was able to contact her mother online. the couple took the teenager to tennessee to visit her mother. that is one reports indicate the mother took down the license plate and called police.
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the child did leave with the couple without her mother's knowledge. a child psychologist said she lacked the emotional development to know better. >> this is why legally or any way you look at it, adolescents cannot make decisions for themselves without their parents' approval and consent. >> john blaes and margret jones are expected to go to trial for the charges next month. back to you. >> thank you. a police sergeant is accused of lying to get a warrant to raid a home. dennis workley is accused of lying to a judge to get a warrant to conduct eight swat team raid. ifts an said christmas gue destroyed before they left.
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>> we had on wrapped christmas gifts. they got a sledge hammer and brought it back and you could hear the knocking. >> they used a sledgehammer? >> yes. >> police arrested two people. the department suspended sergeant workley at the end of march. >> the boys admitted in juvenile court they accidently shot and killed the girl in march. the 13-year-old will be placed in a treatment facility. the 12-year-old will be court monitored while living with a relative. the family does not believe that the punishment fits the crime. >> to drag a girl outside and
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tosser in the backyard at the bags on top of her -- that is no respect for life. that is wicked and evil. >> senses have a maximum of three years -- both sentences have a maximum of three years. >> and other special session to address gaming in maryland. final approval to the revised budget plan. the new plan of fights deep cuts in safety by transferring the cost of teacher pensions to local jurisdictions. >> we have not only been able to make the cuts and not only been able to do the tough things on revenues to balance the budget bill will been able to protect our priorities. >> the governor is expected to sign the budget agreement on tuesday.
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that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think a second special session needs to be called to address gambling expansion in maryland, or can this wait until next year? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> it is time for the new team at the wheel of the grand prix to put the pedal to the metal. race on llc will begin selling tickets to the race. the race is already months behind schedule. michael andretti said he is confident the race will become a world-class event. >> i would not be doing this if i didn't feel we will try to make everybody happy. will we make everybody happy? i don't know, but we will try. >> second group could not meet
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the deadlines. >> the kind of campaign most voters are used to seeing. there is something else plank a prominent role in the debate. >> thanks to looser campaign finance laws, super pac's will have a big voice in the presidential race, waving -- raising unlimited amounts of cash to support their candidates. less than six months before the general election, the race is predictably down and dirty. >> republicans have found a nominee for president who has promised to rubber-stamp the agenda if he gets a chance. >> this presidency has been a disappointment. >> the people who may be hurt are the american people. that is why we will get him out of office. >> starting today, an independent group ups the ante,
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launching a $25 million campaign targeting president obama in 10 battleground states. >> president obama made a series of promises that he was going to do it that we believe he has not delivered on, and somebody has to hold him accountable for these failures. >> the president has a major super pac in his corner, too. business mitt romney's record. >> he will give you the same thing he gave us -- nothing. >> we're trying to talk to all voters so that people have a sense of who mitt romney is and where he comes from. >> a window to scoop up support in key states is closing. that means the tone of both campaigns will only get more negative as the election draws near. tara mergener, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 6:08. 64 degrees on tv hill. the makers of skechers may have
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to shell out some cash to their customers. >> a raging fire in phoenix. >> a close call for it firefighter that is caught on tape. >> a spectacular sunrise right now at pimlico. we will check the forecast for preakness day and check with the assistant trainer to all have assistant trainer to all have i'llher -- i"ll hav
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>> good morning. this is a beautiful shot of sunrise at pimlico. temperatures around 65 downtown. preparing for the big day on saturday. i am live at the preakness stakes barn where a lot of the horses are waking up and heading to the track. i'm here with the assistant trainer to i'll have another. you have been for a couple of weeks. you have been working hard to prepare for preakness and you have been having some fun in baltimore. >> we got our work done and would like to enjoy ourselves. fortunate to be
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here. >> your at the baseball game and visited the hospital. fantastic to see the children. we went to the boys and girls club yesterday. such happy kids. they get something out of it and we get something out of it. >> they will be excited to watch the race. i'll have another is a least a top-two horse. how are you feeling about this race? >> the horse is doing fantastic. he is happy and doing everything we of asked him. >> and you will be placed number
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9. >> we're happy with the draw. it is a shorter field. we were at 19 in the kentucky derby. we like our chances and hopefully all the chorses will have a safe trip. >> we wish you the best. it sounds like you have had a great time in baltimore. let's get a quick check of the forecast. we're expecting to start out with some fog and partly cloudy with temperatures in the 70's. i can imagine how busy they are trying to prepare a race. >> it is gorgeous back there in the morning. it is so well groomed.
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>> there is no way we can look bad in front of this background. >> thank you, ava. things are pretty quiet. a friend when through a couple of hours ago. the wind has shifted around to the north. 63 degrees at the airport. some cooler temperatures from the northwest. 55 in taneytown. temperatures in the 40's across the great lakes. that is heading down towards baltimore. by tomorrow morning, you'll see temperatures in the 40's in the suburbs around baltimore. benign. there is some thin cloud cover left behind. horizon.
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this front will stall and there will be an area of low pressure developing. some computer models take it far enough offshore so we don't have to worry about any rain. you'll see a lot of different forecasts for preakness saturday. today will be nice and mostly sunny. high temperature between 72 and 77. another nice day tomorrow. sunshine and 76. preakness saturday, a slight chance for rain in the afternoon and some off and on showers as we head to the beginning of next week. 6:16. >> a nice forecast and the roads are looking nice. we're not dealing with any delays. 62 as you travel over towards dulaney valley. 56 on the west side towards baltimore national pike. this is eastbound seven the
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prior to 95. a smooth start on 295, 61 miles per hour. this is greenspring. inner loop traffic towards the j.f.x. is a little bit heavier towards the west side. no official delay to report on the north side. looking good on the j.f.x., no delays to report. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. closing arguments expected in the john edwards campaign finance trial. the defense wrapped up their case yesterday. jury deliberations are scheduled to begin on friday. low progress to contain a raging wildfire north of phoenix. the fire is 5% contained. so far some 2,000 acres have burned.
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a clear call for it firefighter in portland, oregon. a section of roof gave way taking a firefighter with that. two other firefighters pulled him back. he was not seriously injured, luckily. >> if you bought into skechers claims, skechers will have to pay for misleading you. they will pay more than $30 million in salomon charges. -- settlement charges. theernment officials say t claims by skechers are not true. the iphone will have a larger screen.
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the iphones has one of the small screens in the smart phone market. verizon makes changes to customers still holding on to the on limited data plans. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. good news if you still have the unlimited data plan picked horizon will rollout shared data plans. people operating from the 3g standard will be forced to give up their unlimited data plans. as part of an approach to get users to pay more for wireless service. googling it has become part of our everyday lives. google will soon provide results with better accuracy and additional information to stay ahead of the competition.
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users may see a summary of content on right side of the page. we do get the weekly jobs claims report. stocks continued their downward spiral yesterday because of the uncertainty in greece. the bloomberg maryland index was lower and losses for w.r. grace. fewer people are going out to eat, especially women. half say going out has gone from a regular occurrence to a lecture. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 6:20. 64 degrees on tv hill. >> the orioles go into extra innings. keith mills will show you what happens when he joins us live in the studio. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day.
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do you think a second special session needs to be called to address gambling expansion in maryland, or can this wait until next year? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 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
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morning commute. it is a nice start. not tracking any incidents. speeds averaging around 61 on the north side. no problems to the towson region. things start to get a little sluggish. 52 on southbound 95 towards the fort mchenry. problem free at the harbor tunnel. 66 on southbound 95 towards howard county at 32. no problems on any of the major roadways. this is 83 at padonia. southbound traffic moving well down to the beltway. this is 95 at white marsh. building in volume southbound. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. tony has a check on the forecast. >> good morning. a beautiful start on this thursday. the wind has shifted to the northwest. 63 at the airport.
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65 degrees in rock hall. mostly sunny and breezy today with a high temperature of 75 this afternoon. here is the man with the good news this morning, keith mills. >> good news for the orioles. once again, the morals of find a way to win in extra innings. the orioles win it in the 15th on a home run from adam jones. kansas city headed to their lead in the night. alex gordon down the right-field line. he is running hard. nick markakis to robert andino. he sure cops matt wieters. 3-1 and a huge insurance run. the orioles chip away. wilson betemit off of the
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closure. home run at number 6. 3-2. a little more life. two outs. j.j. hardy up the middle. he beats the tag. he says you are safe. 3-3 game is extra innings. adam jones hit a home run against the red sox. last night a home run in the 15th. 4-3, the orioles win to keep pace with tampa, stay tied for first in the american league east and they are fun to watch. 10 games over .500. the field is set for the preakness. and have another
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bodemeister are the favorites. went the day well, bodemeister is seventh. i'll have another is a number nine. the stable manager says there's nothing tiger what can do about the inside post. >> that is the worst spot to be in. they thought we were crazy but kevin plank decided to take on the sports apparel world, they thought he was crazy. what else would you expect? we're going to give it a shot. tiger walk -- will see how it shakes out. >> you cannot win unless you race. good theory.
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>> 6:27. about theearning more couple accused of using a teenager as their personal sex slave. >> a changing of the guard for america's oldest catholic community. the newest archbishop for baltimore. >> we have some horses
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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. we deserve this nice weather. >> and we will deliver. it will be a nice day today. the wind has shifted to the northwest. you will see a lot of sunshine. will make it up to 75 this afternoon. we'll check the forecast for pre-weekend when we come back. >> a neighborhood rattled after word of a couple's arrest.
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>> there are keeping an underage sex slaves in their home against her will. how did the couple find their victim? >> over the internet. the girl ran away from home. they met the girl online. there were forcing her to be their sex slave. the couple met the north carolina teenager online and brought her back to their home. >> they were involved in sexual acts, and sexual images were produced. >> john blaes and margret jones were charged with producing and distributing child pornography. court documents allege the girl was forced to call them master and miss. the couple took care of the girl from july to november of last year. >> they do treat these children the best they can so the children remain beholden to
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them. at some point they feel like they're complicit. >> at one point, the couple took the girl to tennessee to see her mother. the mother reported the information to police. the couple was arrested. the child left with the couple without the mother's permission. a child psychologist says teenagers lack the information to know better. >> this is why legally or any other way you look at it, adolescents cannot make decisions for themselves without their parents' approval and consent. >> officials say it is so important for parents to keep an open dialogue with their children. >> when they do run away, their risk of being in an exploitative situation increases dramatically. that is one of the reasons that we want to let them feel secure enough so they can talk to us. >> police found evidence of various stages of bondage and
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sexual acts. back to you. >> the owner operators of the baltimore county pain clinic are behind bars accused of running an alleged pill mill. undercover agents spent weeks posing as would-be patients that were provided with large quantities of narcotics. the i-team would is these practices befofirsthand. >> raw sewage backed up into some homes on brooklyn avenue. residents say along with the stench it is flooded their floors and stained their walls. officials are working to figure out the cause but do not know when repairs will be completed. >> nearly 2000 people cannot to
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as the newm lori's archbishop of baltimore. >> faith is public. faith is meant to be spread far and wide and acted upon through church institutions and in the witness of individual believers. >> if you miss the historic event, you can watch the mass on wbaltv.com. you can watch the homily in its entirety. >> a small town of thurmont will be host to the g-8 summit. president obama says camp david will better facilitate a free- flowing discussion among the leaders than the original site of chicago. prius summits have been marred --
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previous summits have been marred by protests. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> a pretty smooth ride on the major roadways. southbound 795, reports of some debris in the road at 140. southbound 795, a bit of a delay from owings mills down to the beltway. 42 around baltimore national pike. 30 minutes to get used to the outer loop west side stretch. 10 minutes on southbound 95 from the beltway southwest to 32. this is 795 at franklin. a bit of a delay. this is traffic of security on the west side. all of traffic is building around security down towards 40 is where you'll start to see
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some heavy delays. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. we check in live with ava marie from the stakes barn previewing the preakness. what a beautiful morning. >> the horses are up. we're getting excited for the big race. you're the vice president here at pimlico. this is beautiful. >> spectacular. you'll be the most popular person at pimlico this week. >> we will get to the forecast. the big events begin tomorrow with black eyed susan dey. >> we have the sunrise tours. you get a backstage look. it is free from 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. the tours apron and det
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are pretty cool. this is a laid-back feel, as opposed to the derby, which is more intense. >> the alibi is coming up this morning. >> it is almost 70 years old. it began by david woods. it was a way to get the trainers and to get their alibis and why they are not going to win. we give out awards for coverage. >> that should be fun. we're in the 70's today and tomorrow with lots of sunshine. we have a slight chance for showers on saturday. nothing major. more rain chances early in the week. we should have an alibi dinner for the forecast.
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>> that is a great idea. i have one you can use -- "it is tony's fault." [laughter] >> 64 degrees on tv hill. this man has gone to great lanes to make sure he never loses his ipod or anything metal. guys, i'm home!
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>> you might call this penguin in denmark a rare bird. he is the oldest penguin. he is blowing out 33 candles on his cake. [laughter] he shows no sign of aging and often nests with his partner. >> in new jersey man has come up with a way to be sure he does not replaces ipod. you can tell he does things in the extreme. same goes for keeping track of
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his things. the ipod clicks into place on his wrist. he got specialize piercing is because he always wanted a strapless watch. the gadget has a clock interface. >> that creeps me out. the thing that will start a trend -- do you think that will start a trend? >> no. >> he has metal hoops in his hand. weather-wise, nothing going on right now. here's a look outside. a beautiful morning. temperatures in the low 60's. stay tuned. the weather is
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. 6:44. police say a motorcyclist lost control of this motorcycle last night in rock hall. the motorcycle struck a utility pole. a police sergeant is accused of lying to get a warrant. argent dennis workley is charged with perjury and misconduct to get a warrant to conduct a swat team on the home of mary johnson. police arrested two people
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because of the raid but those charges have been dropped. it is time for the new team to put the pedal to the metal. race on llc will begin selling tickets to the event on may 28. team will coordinate the race which is months behind schedule. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. a few new problems. eastbound pulaski highway just past joppa farm road, we have an accident. if you travel on the 140 ramp, a still some debris being cleared. north avenue at st. paul street, the latest crash. watch for delays in the construction zone on the j.f.x.
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this is 795 at franklin boulevard. a little bit of a delay torrens owings mills. watch for delays on the ramp from 140 south to 795. we will see some delays shortly on 95 south of white marsh. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie is previewing prius. it is fund to be able to feel the excitement in the air. >> it is beautiful. we're talking to the people in line with the horses. i'll have another. i'm here with the trainer. he has not gone for his work out just yet. >> he looks great this morning. he will head out for exercise around 8:30. >> a lot of people say this is a
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race.russe >> it is an open race. bodemeister and i'll have another ran one-two in the kentucky derby. five of them could win. >> do you like your post? >> bodemeister is the speed horse in the race. our job it can watch and see what bodemeister does and track him and hopefully not too far away from him and go after matt turned last quarter mile and week end up on top. >> your thoughts on the triple crown. >> that would be awesome.
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you take one race at a time. our horse is fresh. i think we're in for a big effort on saturday. if that happens, up to new york. >> good luck with the workout. we're excited for pre is. we begin on saturday afternoon. -- we're excited for the preakness. most of saturday should be dry with temperatures in the 70's. we will go back to tony. i'll have another slept well last night. >> i have a question for the trainer. does he sleep standing up?
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i have to know. i guess i can look it up. what did she say? google it. that's why i have sarah. i can believe she let the train to go without answering my questions -- i cannot believe she let the trainer go without answering my question. there is a cooler air mass behind this front. 54 in westminster. the cool air sweeping in from the northwest. in thetures in the 40's great lakes. we will dip into the 40's here is home tonight. the's the front going off coast. we will see plenty of sunshine.
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this front will stall south of us. low pressure developing along the carolina coast. some take it far enough or sure that it does not bother us. we will split the difference and say a slight chance for some rain and to start the weekend. between now and then, it will be really nice. a little breezy. high temperature of 75 degrees. we start in the 40's to mar 01 dup near 76 in the afternoon. a slight chance for a shower saturday afternoon. unsettled weather into the middle of next week. temperatures in the 70's. >> time now for a last look at one of our big stories. a couple is accused of luring a teenage girl from north carolina to rome and making her their personal sex slave. jennifer franciotti joins us live with that story. >> that is correct.
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they met the girl online. now they face multiple charges. she ran away from home. 48-year-old john blaes and margret jones have been charged with distributing child pornography. court documents allege that the girl was forced to call them master and miss, and the couple took care of the girl from july to november of last year. the girl was able to contact her mother online. the couple took the teenager to tennessee to visit her mother. that is when reports indicate the mother took down the license plate and called police. back to you. >> this is a federal indictment. >> they both were indicted in baltimore county back in january. they are scheduled to go on trial next month. >> jennifer franciotti, thank you. 6:52. 64 degrees on tv hill.
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coming up, a look at some of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> 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 -- do you think a second special session needs to be called to address gambling expansion in maryland, or can this issue wait until next year?
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>> we will post more of your answers on the front page of our website, wbaltv.com. tony was asking about horses. >> i'm the secretary and did some research. for the most part, they sleep standing up. hind legs still locked in place. >> that is incredible. >> there you go. >> sometimes they tebow. >> north avenue and st. paul, watch for a crash. one problem on the ramp to
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southbound 795. this is 795. southbound delays are falling into place and we're seeing delays on the west side. >> today will be gorgeous. sunshine and 75. maybe some showers saturday afternoon. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. ♪ i, i'll bring the fire make you come alive ♪
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♪ i can take you higher what this is, forgot? ♪ ♪ i must now remind you let it rock, let it rock ♪ ♪ let it rock ♪ this time oh yeah, this is what a weekend getaway should feel like. and does. if you're here that is. feel the fun. feel the hamptonality.

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