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>> no reason to change. a few isolated storms cropped up yesterday. nothing nearby. maybe a couple sprinkles up in cecil county. that is for the rain was yesterday. some thunderstorm activity offshore. more stuff could crop up this afternoon. we will look at the entire holiday weekend forecast coming up and it is pretty good. details in just a minute to. >> good morning. happy friday. a nice start as we check our speed sensors. 60 miles per hour through the parkville region. not tracking much on the west side in terms of delays. in terms of delays on 97, a
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smooth ride so far. 67 miles per hour making your way down towards 50. a smooth start at the bay bridge. this is 895, problem free to and from the harbor tunnel. this is 95 at the fort mchenry. southbound traffic has no delays to report. that is good news. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> moral day weekend is finally here and some relief at the pomump. >> gas prices are down across most of the country. nikole killion is live with more on the price plunge. this is good news. >> gas prices have been coming
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down the last several weeks just-in-time for the holiday weekend. a different kind of sticker shock at the pump. >> it drops when you think it should be going out. >> plunging prices for the memorial day weekend. >> this is two years and wrote their prices have dropped. >> prices are down nearly 30 cents a gallon. what is driving them down? >> crude-oil has been dropping. tension with iran is easing. that makes it cheaper for the price of gasoline you put into your car. >> not everyone is catching a break. those out west will face record prices because of supply issues. no matter what you pay, expect lots of company on the roads. >> lot of your friends and
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neighbors will be travelling with you. 31 million americans hitting the roads. it will be quite crowded. >> we could see an additional surge of last-minute travelers in most parts of the country. >> any idea at the price of gas over the summer? >> the prices could come down a little bit more over the summer. we could see a range between $3.50 and $3.75 a gallon. >> plenty of marylanders will be hitting the road. jennifer franciotti has a preview of local holiday travel. >> the travel will be pretty heavy in maryland. traffic is moving along smoothly on this part of the beltway. pretty light for the friday of
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memorial day weekend. keep your eye on traffic and gas prices. gas prices are going down. nearly seven under 50,000 marylanders are expected to travel this weekend and almost all those folks will be driving. that number could spike even higher if gas prices continued to fall. where are the cheapest gas prices around? >> if you're planning to go to ocean city, the cheapest gas in the state is $3.52 on the eastern shore. if you travel in ocean city, the your guess what you're down there. it is a few cents cheaper. >> that was as of yesterday. we saw a gas at $3.49 a gallon in this section of town and finksburg, $3.45. it is nice to see the gas prices go down.
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state police enforcing their click it or ticket campaign. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what are your memorial day holiday plans? you can share your response on, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> police continue to investigate three separate shootings with seven victims in all. all the shootings happened in three separate areas of the city. at least two of the victims are dead. was a shooting in east baltimore on east preston street. one of the men died and the female is in serious condition. before that shooting, detectives
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were called to york road and police say they found one man shot. he also died. sky team 11 was flying over the third incident which were brought u.s. breaking news. police say two man and woman were sitting on a porch on a west fayette street when somebody walked up and started shooting at them. all three were taken to hospital. the woman is in critical condition. police are still trying to determine whether any of these shootings are connected. anyone with any information is asked to call baltimore city police. >> police say a group of teenagers assaulted the clerk working at a convenience store on light street. it started with a company promotion for free slurpees.
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the clerk said the kids took a bank deposit worth $6,600. >> 71 degrees on tv hill. new york city police make an arrest in a murder 33 days after the crime happened. >> plenty of people will have the roads for the weekend. a look at a national study when we cover the nation. >> this is south of the highway. sarah will have more on traffic when we come back.
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>> good morning.
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5:10 on a friday morning. 74 downtown. you see a little bit of haze of the camera. there could be some fog this morning. the big holiday weekend is coming up. we have had the risk of rain overhead. a couple of clouds may be producing a sprinkle in cecil county. most of the rain is up near pennsylvania or offshore. on the boardwalk, there could be a few isolated storms this afternoon. it will be in the 70's all weekend long. the rain chance goes down on saturday and sunday and monday with ties to the seven's. terry s. weather for the beachgoers -- with highs in the 70's.
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>> a new york man lance to charges in a murder case. arraignment is scheduled for pedro hernandez. he has confessed to killing six- year-old etan patz. patz than a speck in 1970, exactly 33 years ago today. he was the first missing trout to appear on a milk carton -- he was the first missing child to appear on a milk carton. >> john edwards and his daughter left the trial. he went to law school at unc. he's charged with six criminal counts stemming from his presidential campaign. some >> might say why it is the most relaxing place to visit. that might be the place for the drivers.
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honolulu has the worst traffic in the u.s. washington, d.c., comes in seventh on the list. baltimore ranks 16th. i thought we would be higher. >> i find that surprising. 5:12. 71 degrees on tv hill. >> when it comes to pool safety, it is always good to be prepared. >> if you travel in the next few minutes, we'll update you on how minutes, we'll update you on how the roads are checking out at progressive, you can bundle your home and auto policies and save. don't worry, tiny people. flo is a gentle giant. bundle home and auto at
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. it is looking great with a few exceptions. we have an accident along bel air road. a disabled vehicle to watch for if you travel on route 24 and pulaski highway in the edgewood ty. citvicini on 95, no problems to report. looking good on 295 heading down beyond 100. no problems at the harbor tunnel
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with very light volume north and southbound. problem free on 695 ben broening highway. the construction at the curtis creek drawbridge is clear. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we have a look of your moral day forecast with john collins --memorial day forecast. >> we could see a sprinkle in cecil county. some storms offshore and off the delmarva peninsula and a few showers around philadelphia. it was very active in pennsylvania and new jersey last night. there were some thunderstorms off to our east and south. 81 was the highest the airport with a trace of rain. 76 is a typical high this time of year. the yellow indicates readings around 70. 73 in annapolis.
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70 at edgewood. 68 at easton. 64 on the boardwalk in ocean city. it will get busy there this weekend for the holiday. 68 at westminster. upper 50's in far western maryland. unsettled weather continues just off the coast. that will continue into the weekend. there is a cold front out to the west. we still have some clouds and it is little humid. the clouds have been stuck there for a couple of days and that will continue today with a disturbance offshore and this front which will go to the north. there will be some boundaries along the bay. we see the clouds this morning. we get some sun. something could crop up this
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afternoon. not a good chance and if it does it would affect limited areas. basically partly cloudy skies. an isolated afternoon storm. 82 to 87 the high with south winds five to 7 miles per hour. temperatures into the mid 70's. into saturday, most of the thunderstorm activity will be to our north and west. on sunday, we may pop a few clouds. things look fairly renewed-free in our area. 85 is the high today. closer to 90 saturday, sunday, and monday. limited rain chances. a higher rate of chance on tuesday and wednesday. we stay in the 80's into next
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week. >> the consumer product safety commission kicks off its pool and spa campaign. learn to take water safety seriously. check for offenses that limit access to the pools see if there's a lifeguard on duty. keep a portable phone nearby. watch small children. americans are frustrated -- why the travel industry is taking note of the consumer sentiment. >> gas prices remain high. a new survey found that 31% of respondents did not plan to the
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road this holiday weekend. that is up about 7% from last year. those taking to the air -- 43% use carry-on luggage to try to save on baggage fees. airline seats in general -- airline fees in general -- >> airline fares are fairly inexpensive. >> the travel and hospitality industries are trying hard to listen to feedback. there will try to retain a competitive edge. when it comes to choosing a hotel, free breakfast is the most sought after perk, with wifi a close second.
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>> i think it will become more prevalent on all airlines. >> domestic air travel should remain flat this summer but it could mean a record-breaking season for international travel. >> vanilla ice once to give your house a rock star renovation -- wants to give your house late rock star renovation. jane king has the bloomberg business report. perhaps such issues with jane, jane, baby. >> i was thinking he will make your house nice, nice, baby. investigators have concluded their probe at lehman brothers. the fcc is not recommending any
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enforcement action against the firm and that includes the former executives. the agency was being pressed to see if i remember this corporate brothers misrepresent to their health. there is a private carconference call -- the nasdaq was overwhelmed by order cancellations in facebook shares when it debuted. j.p. morgan will reimburse customers who lost money because of the glitches. futures are a little bit higher. we finished mostly higher. greece is likely to stay in the euro. if you are in need of a renovation, how about some help from the no ivanilla ice.
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homeowners can get a rock star room renovation. the network is taking submissions now. there'll be a link on my twitter. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> i understand he is found his niche with the remodeling. >> i admire him. good for him. looking for a golden tan, how you can save some money on sunscreen. >> the drug store brands are just as good as the national brands. expensive does not mean better. a lock for your ben & jerry's ice cream.
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you have to see this. yes, a lock. >> 71 degrees on tv hill. >> the latest involving a
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>> nearly 2000 steel employees are facing layoffs. this comes after rg steel announced doorstop operations here in maryland. company officials say they were considered second selling those mills. >> one district school is getting a facelift. construction crews all-star renovations in towson. improvements include air-
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conditioning and new lockers. classes will be held at george washington carver high school on to the renovations are completed. is to take about 15 months. >> 71 degrees on tv hill. another security scare at bwi thurgood marshall airport. >> if you're planning to travel this weekend, you'll be far from alone. details are next. >> the former president of a local call and tear fire, but admits to embezzling nearly admits to embezzling nearly $100,000 she's italian... and you can't cook. ♪
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sure. no problem.ere? ♪ >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. [laughter] >> i wonder what people are
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thinking right now. there is a madness here right now. i am stan stovall. >> the humidity is doing something to our hair. >> sarah and i did not coordinate. >> we did not want to upstage you guys. you look fantastic. >> thank you. >> this is the best. >> how about the weather today? >> your the one with the ankle bracelet. >> and the tattoos. >> the weather today is not great for the hair. >> we were enjoying that. >> there you go.
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>> that looks a little bit like nick nolte. >> do not want to get arrested. >> alright. the weather. humid.been war meant humm and down in the south, they have had a tropical storm developed and something else may crop up later this week. we have nothing going on but we have warm and human conditions. there is some rain activity up in philadelphia. we will talk about it hurricane season. it is all ahead. >> you can never say we are not good sports. >> i think that really works on you. >> you think?
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>> i just stuck my finger in the socket. this is the one problem, bel air road. be careful and watch for that. 24 and pulaski highway, a disabled vehicle in edgewood. problem free on the west side, 61. 63 as you travel south on 83 from padonia. 61 to one from the airport on 195. an update on 95 at the tydings memorial bridge to and from cecil county. no construction or delays. that is good news. this is 50 at sandy point. no problems to report at the moment with very light volume to and from the eastern shore. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> back to business.
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one more work day to get to before the memorial day weekend. >> jennifer franciotti is live in arbutus this bordick with a preview. water officials saying? >> slightly more marylanders will be traveling this weekend. do not wig out if you see more traffic on the roads. state police will be out in force as well. officials say nearly 750,000 marylanders are expected to travel this memorial day weekend and almost all of them driving to their destination. that number could spike with last minute travel if gas prices continued to fall. where are the cheapest gas prices around? >> if you're planning to go to ocean city, the cheapest gas in the state is $3.52 on the eastern shore.
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if you travel to ocean city, then get your gas when you're down there. it is a few cents cheaper. >> air travel is on the decline because airline fees on the rise. state police spent the evening checking drivers were securely fastened in their vehicles. it is part of this month's etan "click it or ticket" campaign. >> we what parents and drivers to get the message -- or that seat belt and reduce the injury and maybe save the life of somebody else's. >> approximate one at of every 16 residents don't wear their seat belts. they have numbers for those residents not wearing their seat belts at night. more than half of my time drivers who been injured in crashes in the past five years were not wearing their seat belts. reporting live, jennifer
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franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what are your memorial day holiday plans? you can share your response on, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> officials are dealing with a security scare again at bwi airport. a baggage handlers spotted what looked like smoke a suitcase. officials had to do with passenger carrying a loaded gun and a stun gun as well as an unusual odor in the terminal. there was a massive fire in a glen burnie home. look at the mass of flames. you can see the black smoke billowing out. you can see furniture smelting as the fire burns -- furniture
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melting. >> lisa o'connor stole thousands of dollars each month to renovate her home and shop online. caused the fire company to lose its fire truck. she started stealing money as soon as she took the job back in february of 2010. she still $122,000 inall. they are now struggling to stay in operation. >> eventually, depending on where we are with the funds, if we cannot keep enough funds in the company, we could close the doors. >> she has restituted payments and will be sentenced in august. 71 degrees on tv hill. some new research shows a certain type of food can help fighting back.
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>> spring can be tough with those who suffer from allergies. >> a nice start out there. we will update you on the one problee
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the car on the left was filled up with low detergent gasoline. while the car on the right was filled up with bp gasoline with invigorate. which helps clean and protect its engine so it can get a few more miles per tank than the car on the left. go a little farther with bp gasoline with invigorate.
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>> 5:40. it is a little hazy this morning. we're starting off this morning similar to yesterday. rather warm and humid. we don't have as many reports of fog this morning. as far as school was concerned, we have the big holiday weekend. the school time forecast --
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readings will be in the 70's and 80's. 70's this morning and 80's this afternoon. you can see on the forecast we could see some isolated thunderstorm activity today. today will be similar to yesterday. cecil county got some thunderstorms yesterday. we will see what happens. the rain chances go down over the holiday weekend. more on the forecast coming up in just a few minutes. >> allergies are wreaking havoc on a lot of people, especially those with asthma. >> asthma sufferers might want to be careful at work. 9% of all cases are made worse by workplace environments. florida had the highest rate of the occupational illness. maryland ranked number 15.
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work related asthma can be prevented with better understanding of cause and prevention of the disease. certain type of food can help boost your immune system. >> curry could do the trick. it appears to boost to levels of something that is important for our immune system. curry cause level of a protein to triple. is could result in an improved ability to fight sickness. >> trouble for the trainer of i'll have another. he will serve a suspension. >> the summer blockbusters keep coming to the theaters. >> shaping up to be a warm weekend.
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>> go ravens
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. not a bad ride out there with just one problem. belair road, we have an accident in nottingham. a disabled vehicle clearing in edward on route 24 at pulaski highway. use caution. speeds around 62 on the north side in the outer loop towards the harrisburg expressway. 66 on the harrisburg expressway
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down towards the beltway. delay-free from the maryland line all the way down. this is 70 at 29. no delays to report on this portion of 70 east or west bound. this is traffic at 50 at sandy point. over towards the ocean, and no problems to report at the moment. a nice start at the toll plaza. we will keep you posted. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. john has a check on the forecast. >> a nice morning this morning. we have some clouds and some fog trying to develop. a lot of rain in eastern pennsylvania and new jersey last night. the rain continues off of ocean city and the delmarva and the mouth of the chesapeake bay. otherwise, a clean sweep on the radar. let's look at the temperatures. the yellow on the map indicates
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readings around 70. the blue shades in the mountains, a 59 in oakland. frostburg -- 64 degrees on the boardwalk. annapolis, 73 degrees. we take a look at the satellite image. this is a wider view of what is going on. spotty showers into new jersey and pennsylvania. that action offshore. it will rain off shore up and down towards florida. then a cold front out to the west which will cundiff be a player in our weather later this afternoon. -- which will kind of be a player in our weather. with this boundary, we're not totally rid of the rain chances. look farther south. there's been a thunderstorm
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activities around florida and offshore. forecasters are looking at to postulate become a tropical feature of some sort in the next 24 to 36 hours. we had an early start with the hurricane season so far this year. the hurricane center has put out their outlook for the 2012 hurricane season. it is about average. nine to 15 named storms and one to three major storms were to be a category 3 or higher with winds at more than 110 miles per hour. our specific forecast for today is kind of tropical feeling. partly cloudy skies. an isolated afternoon storm. a higher chance of the eastern shore. south winds 5 to 10. clouds are breaking up.
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it might be unstable for a while later this afternoon or this evening. a small chance that an isolated storms could pop up. we reduced the rain chance is as we go into saturday or sunday. by and large, the rain chances are pretty low on saturday and sunday. temperatures up near 90 degrees. up around 90 on memorial day. rain chance just got an rain chance the state high on monday and tuesday. >> heading to the movies is always an option. >> we have a look at "men in black iii" and the rest of the movies in the box office preview. >> he has been dead for over 40
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years. >> will smith goes back to "men in black iii." tommy lee jones is missing. will's history is being rewritten. he has to go back in time. "men in black iii" is rated pg- 13. americans pick behind the iron curtain in "chernobyl diaries." they tried to spice up their vacation. but there's more than just a structural damage. their car breaks down and they discover the ghost out is not as abandoned as they thought it was. "chernobyl diaries" is rated r.
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young love blooms in "moonrise kingdom." they make a pact to run away together. there is an all out search before the violent storm comes ashore. "moonrise kingdom" is rated pg- 13. >> there is a variety of choices. >> "moonrise kingdom" is for may e. >> coming up, we'll look at one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. i hope somebody has them.
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>> time to get to your answers to our watercooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what are your memorial day holiday plans? >> keep sending us those responses. we will read more of your responses in the next hour and post all of them on the front page of our website,
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>> now 11 sports with keith mills. >> good morning. we begin with the nba playoffs and another monster game from brian james and dwyane wade -- lebron james. no answer for indianapolis for that. dwyane wade to lebron. they combined for 68 points. mike miller tried to save it. dwyane wade had 40 points. miami will play the winner of the philadelphia-boston winner. columbus city and san antonio playing tonight. the orioles play the kansas city royals this weekend.
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the orioles begin one game in front of tampa bay. the trainer for i'll have another has been suspended for an incident that happened back in 2010 at santa anita. and a hor a horse was found with high- level of carbon monoxide. the suspension kicks off in early july. he will be able to train his horse through the belmont, which is tw weeks from tomorrow. a great irony in this situation. racing fans excited. suspended.l is the maryland women will lacrosse.ll acro the class championships.
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four goals for joe in the first half. they come back. nick win led the comeback. this is nick. 9-7. jason ashfored the goal. fifth straight state championship and the 11th since the tournament began in 1990. we will show you highlights of the severna park best westminster girls' game -- severna park-westminster girls' game. >> a conversation with a judge is causing legal problems. >> with a summer comes hurricane season. calling for a normal hurricane season. we will tie what normal means --
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we will tell you what normal means. >> a teenager just won the national geography bee. >> we cannot quite shake 8 rain chance they but it is small. most of the day will be fine. >> will update you on the major roads and let you know about any problems or delays, coming up.
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>> gassing up this memorial day weekend man accosted as much around. details are coming up. >> we will take a look at gas prices in maryland. who you can expect to see of the ro


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