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heat before we get to 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. >> it already feels sticky outside. >> the air becomes saturated and feels like walking into a wet sponge. 76 at the airport. wilted humidity 79%. temperatures around 100. i will call for a record high of 99. i did not want to do it. the heat index between 100 and 105. you're splitting hairs when you're talking 99, 100.
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it will be hot. seven-day the 7 forecast. >> we have an accident that is impacting your ride. another problem in the senate involving a profession at lafayette and bolton. otherwise, a problem further south on washington boulevard just past 32, a fuel spill. the vehicle is off the side. northbound 895, the right lane is closed at the steel bridge. 11 minutes on the outer loop northeast side. five minutes to travel south on 95 from the 895 split down to the fort mchenry. even to the construction zone, delays are showing. a right lane closed in the
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northbound direction. the j.f.x. from the beltway, no problems to report down to 28. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> it appears the idea of expanding gambling in maryland is done for the rest of this year. >> the commission has failed to reach an agreement on the issue. jennifer franciotti is live with the details. >> the special commission was appointed by the governor made up of lawmakers and advisers. the governor is in support of a sixth casino and says he's frustrated that the group was unable to reach a decision on the issue. it was proposed as a world- class casino at the national harbor in prince george's county. not just a casino, but rather a destination. a 13-acre facility with 4,000 slots and 250 table games. but now a sixth casino in maryland seems unlikely, at least at this juncture. the governor was hoping for a consensus, then a special session, and then a referendum that would allow the voters to decide.
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>> for some reason suddenly the house decided they did not want to share in that consensus for reasons that don't make a whole lot of sense to me. >> the governor says job creation is on the line. he wants a further discussion on the issue. representatives from the cordish company, which recently opened maryland live!, are pleased with this decision. more on that coming up at 6:30. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. even though there won't be a special session on expanded gambling this year, do you think table games will eventually be allowed in maryland? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. it looks like the ball is rolling on a new casino in western maryland. a deal was approved to allow a resort to buy the struggling rocky gap lodge.
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>> new details to a story refers brought you on wednesday. somebody drove a teenager to a field in howard county and shot him and ahead. the boy was found on tuesday night on old frederick road. the bar was airlifted to shock trauma. police are looking for multiple suspects -- the boy was airlifted to shock trauma. a man denies the charges in court. michael johnson and today not guilty plea. he is the ex-boyfriend of phylicia barnes' sister. they exchanged hundreds of calls and text messages the summer before she disappeared. >> trying to keep three baltimore city fire companies operating.
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testimony was heard from the department and concerned citizens. >> our leaders should not be happier spouting -- the men and women do it and he is no idea what we do. >> the current policy of rotating closures is safer for the community. the phone system dispute. joan pratt fired off a new round of charges against the mayor, accusing her of overstepping her authority. the mayor maintained she has done nothing wrong and repeated her demand for the comptroller to apologize for the allegations. >> i'm very deeply disappointed with the false allegations, and i look forward to receiving an apology from the comptroller. >> why should i apologize to the mayor when i'm doing the job that i have been duly elected -- i have a responsibility, a fiduciary responsibility to inform the
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taxpayers on how their money is being spent. i cannot apologize -- why would i apologize? >> the comptroller claims the mayor's offices has spent more than $650,000 without proper approval. >> president obama will call on congress extend low rates on student loans. if lawmakers don't do anything by july 1, the interest rates will double. hallie jackson joins us live with more on the story. good morning. >> good morning. members of both parties agree that the rates should stay low but they do not agree on how that should stay happen. >> there are 7 million college students that are waiting for an answer to this issue. >> loan rates are expected to
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double. the white house said that were made students would have to pay $1,000 more per year on average. president obama and mitt romney find common ground here. how to pay for it? democrats hope to close a tax loophole. republicans wanted the money to come from the health care act. lawmakers are looking for other payment options. >> get them to focus anything on the president's failure to turn the economy around. maybe he can tweet that without people noticing. >> because to extend the loan rates is $6 billion. >> how much to americans owe? >> $117 billion in 2011.
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reports that it is more than one trillion dollars. student loan that is the biggest household debt for most americans behind mortgages. >> thank you. have a good day. >> 6:08. children hoping for some good humor ice cream this weekend may be disappointed. a san francisco landmark goes up in flames in a spectacular fire. >> we're collecting donations for the maryland food bank. come on down and get some great treats from dunkin' donuts. >> this is a look at the construction zone at the steel bridge. we haveavzwó
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>> good morning. this is a live look downtown. it is a sunday start to the day with high humidity. 80 degrees -- it is sunny start to the day. it is a good thing we're doing
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this right now. we're live with the owings mills metro station. we're collecting donations for the maryland food bank. perring up with the mta and dunkin' donuts to make this happen -- pairing up. how excited to get everybody in the community. >> we're happy to be part of the community and to try to help the maryland food bank get some donations. with the economy being the way it is, they are working for staple items and monetary donations. >> we're collecting donations and will be air through it o'clock 30 -- will be here throughout pickloc 30 8:30. >> we have samples of
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sandwiches and ice coffee and ice tea. if you make a $10 donation, you can get a travel mug, a joe flacco travel mug for anybody who makes a $10 donation. >> this is my kind of breakfast. you have some protein. come on down to the owings mills metro station. come out and make a donation. bring canned food or a monetary donations and you can get a free tradeat. just $10 and you get physical coffee mug. >> does he have the mustache? he fu.is without te >> no fu?
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i'm sure people will be going for the iced coffee. >> absolutely. >> thank you. maryland food bank, a wonderful organization. free coffee and donuts. this is the water vapor. this is the jet stream. we're under the access of the ridge. the deepest part of the big bubble of hot air. today will be the day if we hit 100. maybe 99 or 100. a cold front is coming across the midwest approaching chicago producing showers and thunderstorms. that will sweep through here tomorrow. today will still be in the soup.
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75 degrees in rising sun. hot, humid, hazy. upper 90's to around 100. heat advisory in effect from noon until 10:00 p.m. code orange air quality. take it easy if you have asthma. the record for today, 100. if we hit 100 at the airport, will tie the record. scattered showers and thunderstorms on friday. high temperature of 92. then we dropped into the 80's. 87 on saturday. into the 70's for high temperatures by tuesday and wednesday. 6:15. >> good morning.
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we have some good news. we had several accidents and they have been cleared including the one at route 32. everything's looking good on most of the major roadways. a bit of a northbound delay on the j.f.x., 34 miles per hour trolly up towards coldspring -- traveling up towards coldspring. the right lane is shut down and the northbound direction on 895 towards the steel bridge. here's a quick live look at traffic. an update on 895 at the construction zone. everything flowing smoothly past the right lane closure. the north side at dulaney valley. sunshine coming out. a nice start even though the volume is picking up in the outer loop as you make your way towards the west side. no delays to report yet. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11.
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>> thank you. the white house is reacting to a decision to side eric holder for contempt. president obama invoke executive privilege in refusing to turn over documents in relation to fast and furious. a vote by the full house could come next week. closing arguments come today in the jerry sandusky trial. he could spend the rest of his life in state prison if convicted. he is fighting 51 criminal counts. a fire broke got on wednesday in san francisco were welders were renovating a pier. officials don't know if there is a connection between the construction and the fire. part of the roof fell to the sidewalk. fortunately nobody was hurt.
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>> after putting a coffee shop on virtually every block, it seems, starbucks is opening its first tea shop. it will open 80 shop under its 0-- it will open a tea shop and will be a tea partner with more than 80 varieties and they will serve up pastries and other foods. some hotels want to say goodbye to wifi. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. summer kicks off with a bang. good humor has a short supply for its classic toasted o
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almond ice cream because of a plant shutting down. owners of the most complaints about audio entertainment and navigation features. ben bernanke gave signals the fed will probably add to its record stimulus program if the economy workers. he said we need to see letter a month for0,000 jobs stability. the bloomberg maryland index was lower. some of the biggest hotel chains are considering charging more for upgraded wifi. ramadas may follow.
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at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 6:20, 78 stay degrees on tv hill. bats finally come alive in queens. keith mills will join us live for sports. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. even though there won't be a special session on expanded gambling this year, do you think table games will eventually be allowed in maryland? 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. it is getting ill busy in spots at the steel bridge. the first full day of the construction -- it is getting a little busy in spots. watch for delays to form. 61 on southbound 95 coming out of white marsh and moving on the north and west side of the beltway. problem free on 795. here's a quick live look at traffic. an update on the harrisburg expressway at padonia road. southbound traffic, no delay
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showing all the way down to the beltway. 95 at 32, this is southbound traffic down towards the capital beltway is starting to build. so far so good on 95 to howard county. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. big-time heat in the forecast. 82 degrees downtown. 74 in parkton. hazy, hot, humid conditions. high temperature, upper 90's to around 100. heat index 100 to 105. here is keith mills. >> thank you. good morning. tiaras back home. they avoid a third straight shutout last night. -- the orioles back home.
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the orioles finally plunged across a couple of runs but they avoid this week -- they do not avoid the sweep. not bad. he wasn't the best player. that is a good squad. the orioles scored in the eighth for the first time in 29 innings. wilson betemit off of dillon gee. 4-2. upper deck for wilson betemit and. frank francisco walks steve pearce. 4-3. brian roberts trying to keep the game alive. he hit it on the button. that is the game winner. the orioles did not lose any ground because the braves beat the yankees last night as to see the swing against brian roberts. the oklahoma city thunder need a
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win tonight for their season is over. they h heat lead the series 3-1. four-team playoff season for college football. bcs commissioners have agreed to a deal that would feature a playoff system. semifinal games would rotate between the major bowls. the cities would bid on the game's. finally there is a system in place. >> thank you. 6:26. a carbon monoxide scare inside a baltimore building. >> plans right sixth casino will not become reality anytime soon. >> and orioles hall of famer is
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named in a federal investigation. the insider claims surrounding eddie murray. >> construction at the steel bridge and will check on the major roads for problems for your morning commute. >> ava marie live a the owings mills metro. we are collecting donations
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>> live, local, late breaking,
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this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> one more day of this heat? >> today will be the apex of the heat. 99 today. the record is 100. the heat index will be between 100-105. needless to say, heat advisory in effect from noon until 10:00. if you have respiratory problems, use common sense and take it easy. we will show you the seven-day forecast in a few minutes. >> it looks like there will not be a second special session of the general assembly next month devoted to gambling. take of the committee that laid the groundwork fail to come up on a plan they could all agree on. >> in addition to table games,
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the government wanted us a second session. he is unclear support of other casino, but a work group he put together does not agree. >> it was proposed as a world class casino at the national harbour in prince george's county. a 13-acre facility with 4000 slots and 250 table games. now that casino seems unlikely. >> there was a very broad consensus as to how to move forward and resolve the outstanding issues in a way that is fair and maximizes returns for the people of our state. suddenly the house leadership decided they did not want to share in that consensus, so we will continue to talk with them, and continue to work. >> a commission made up of lawmakers and advisers could reach consensus on the idea of a
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casino or table games at, and then a special session and referendum that would allow the voters to decide. representatives from the quarters company, the group that opened maryland live casino, argued that expanding gaming casinos before the five sites are open is premature and not in the state's best interest. mgm was prepared to invest 600 million in that site. >> authorities have named eddie murray in an insider-trading investigation. they are citing a reuters report. investigators are trying to determine if he traded on inside information on the sale between medical companies back in 2009. this is this thing and worst -- the same investigation that teammateis forme 2 milr
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to pay $2 million to the sec. >> one person recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning in a scare in an apartment building. this is the 700 block of jewish lake park drive. there were elevated levels of carbon monoxide. everyone is back inside their homes this morning. >> the state of maryland has approved $37 million to area sewage treatment plants. 13 million will be spent at the back river waste water treatment plant in baltimore county. it is hoped this will cut back on nitrogen waste, which have contributed to dead zones and area waterways. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> here is what is going on on area roads.
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and new construction project at no. 1895. northbound closed. so far, so good through the construction zone. 53 on the west side, past 795, not bad at all. southbound 795 checks in at around 64 miles per hour. looking at delays southbound on 295 as volume picks up closer to the capital beltway. disturbing to see delays prior to that. a live view of traffic. -- just guarding to see delays prior to that. southbound traffic moving without delay. kfx is a smooth ride into town. -- jfx a smooth ride into town. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now the latest with the weather. joining us from the zero
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windmill's metro station collecting donations for the food bank. >> this has been so successful so far. amazing how many people get up so early. here is carol from dunkin' donuts. a lot of writers are coming in and out. if you donate either a canned food item or monetary donation, you will get dunkin' donut treats for free. -- a lot of riders are coming in and out. >> if you make a $10 donation, we have our lovely travel mug. >> -the fu manchu. >> you have been tearing up with the mta and doing this for multiple years.
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>> we do this once, sometimes twice a year, depending on what the needs are to help get a monetary donations and food donations. >> come on down. it is a good thing we chose iced coffee. it is warm out. it will be up near 100 degrees later today. when you factor in the humidity. doing a great job collecting money already. we will keep on going. >> free doughnuts on the way back to the station. 74 degrees on tv hill. when the very special bills , in the mail, 1% of the people actually look forward to them. details straight ahead. take a still taking answers to
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the water question of the day. even though there won't be a special session on expanded gambling this year, do you think table games will eventually be allowed in maryland?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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>> two french rowers are trying
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to grow their way across the atlantic ocean. -- row their way across the atlantic ocean. they are traveling in light carbon boats stock with 300 pounds of food and water. they have done this before. it should take 70-80 days to reach their destination this time around. at a nursing home in western minnesota, some received letters and cards, but everyone is getting bills. when the mailman and makes his daily rounds, he is accompanied the pipette.the pipetand the male is not delivered as quickly as it usually is, but no one seems to mind, and they enjoy watching the ducklings waddling their way from room to room. 74 degrees on tv hill.
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still ahead, a look at the top stories. >> another steamy day today. better news in the seven-day forecast. first, a look outside towards the station. the studio is right on top of the tower. a long climb and no elevator. we are looking back a tv hill. 76 of the airport. 76 of the airport.
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. in the headlines this morning, a 43-year-old man is in critical condition after a scooter crashed into a house on capitol hill. he was riding a scooter when he crossed jackson street, lost control and struck a curb and was hurtled into the house at 7:00 last night. the victim is still unconscious at this hour after suffering a severe head injury and brokenly. the search continues for a man who shot a teenager in the head. a marysville man found him at tuesday night. the boy was elected to shock trauma where he is in critical, but stable condition. police say they are looking for
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multiple suspects. the man accused of murdering police of barns and dumping her body in the river denies the charges in court. -- murdering felicia barnes. they have yet to say why he killed her. >> now, traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning once again. let's see what is going on out there. and in the past few minutes, get a word about possible crash on the beltway on the ramp to i-70. still trying to determine if it is on the inner court outer ramp. we will let you know once we get more on that. northbound 95 looking a bit sluggish as people travel through the new construction pattern. right lane closed in the north
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direction. the white marsh area, speed continue down towards the split. taking a live view of that of a moment. first, a live view up there in the air of security boulevard. west side delays in the outer loop. perhaps this is the outer loop grant to i-70. we will let you know once we get more on that. a little bit of debris, and then the back up from 197 to powder mill road. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. 8 memory joining us from the metro station collecting donations. -- ava marie. >> collecting donations for the maryland food bank, but ithen yu donuts. from dunkin'
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i am impressed, the people are bringing their canned goods on the way to work. >> we are asking people in the community to swing on by. we of the drop off area, and you can still make a donation. >> you do not have to be riding the trains or buses to make a donation? take a transit is a part of everyone's lives. -- >> transit is a part of everyone's lives. >> one person brought this gigantic back '. that will go a long way. you guys are handing out treats. we have sandwiches and iced coffee on this hot day. >> absolutely. chicken salad to riches and tuna salad sandwiches and iced coffee to give away. >> anything you can donate, either monetary or the canned goods really go a long way.
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also, if you donate $10 and monetary donations or food, you get this month. back to tony in the weather center. this is exciting. people around baltimore have a generous heart. i strayed off. try to stay cool. we will talk to you again in the next hour on the digital channel. showing you this image yesterday. we are right underneath what we call the ridge axis, which is the core of the heat that has been sliding out of the midwest. today will be the hottest day. here is the call from we have been talking about. this will come through tomorrow. until that time, smoking pot. 78 in annapolis. 76 of the airport. 82 downtown. the forecast for today, hazy,
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hot, and stupid. high temperatures around 100. he index 100-105. there is a slight chance for thunderstorms this evening. -- heat index 100-105. the average height is 85. if we do get 100, that will tie the record set back in 1983. if you take the boat out, a nice day for that. water temperatures in the 70's. if you live in annapolis or any place near the water, you will get the debris is later on this afternoon to cool things off. if you're going to the beach this weekend, there could be a little bit of rain. after that, smooth sailing. sunday looks like a nice day. and high school locked in the seven-day forecast as well. scattered showers and thunderstorms. then we will take it down to 87 on sunday.
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85 on sunday. high temperatures will drop all the way into the 70's by tuesday and wednesday of next week. >> time for a last look of the big story this morning. efforts to come up with a plan to expand gambling have ended. we're live in the newsroom to discuss what that means for the state. the special session was appointed by the governorthe special commission was appointed by the governor made up of lawmakers and advisers. the governor is in support of a sixth casino and says he's frustrated that the group was unable to reach a decision on the issue. it was proposed as a world- class casino at the national harbor in prince george's county. not just a casino, but rather a destination. a 13-acre facility with 4,000 slots and 250 table games. but now a sixth casino in maryland seems unlikely, at least at this juncture. the governor was hoping for a consensus, then a special session, and then a referendum that would allow the voters to decide.
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it looks like that will not happen anytime soon. >> what were they willing to do? >> there were willing to make a $600 million investment. for now, that is on hold. >> pretty big commitment. thank you. >> a look at what is coming up next. >> good morning, coming up on a thursday here on "today." much more on the dangerous heat wave. an exclusive interview with madonna. a connecticut woman who lost her three daughters and parents weren't home when up in flames on christmas morning. she will talk about desperate attempts to save her family and her own life since that tragic day. also, incredibly disturbing video of a grandmother be delayed repeatedly by a children on a school bus she was monitoring. we will talk to that woman about the traumatic experience.
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we will also tell you what britain's prince william has plan today on his 30th birthday. that is much more as we get started on a thursday here are "today." >> a last check on weather and traffic before you head out to start your day.
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the kid answers to your water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked,even
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though there won't be a special session on expanded gambling this year, do you think in maryland? >> dave rights is a must for maryland. maryland needs to get in the game and be a leader of generating revenue through playing a game instead of always playing catch-up. >> margaret rights we will have to put more money into the programs to feed the children whose parents are trying to hit the jackpot. more of your answers on the front page of our website. how is it looking on the roads right now? >> looking ok. we do have problems developing in the past few minutes. we have an accident causing even more delays than we normally see. 21 miles per hour is what we're looking at in terms of speeds. slow down on eastbound i-70. vy way.e road at i the wa
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as for the back of, definitely getting heavy begins approaching liberty now down towards edmundston. >> amazing how many people as of running in the key yesterday. >> 99 high temperature today. heat index will be between 100- 105. slight chance for thunderstorms this evening. cools off over the weekend. we will be in the 70's by this time next week. >> thank you for joining us for 11 news. to go back with another update at 7:25. >> have a good one. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group]
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>> this is wbal-tv 11 editorial. take go a celebration that truly turned into a celebration of our heritage and history. over a week ago a fleet of ships sailed up the bay to begin the two-year long celebration of the 200 birth of the star spangled banner in recognition of baltimore's role in the war of 1812. it was an ambitious undertaking for sure, but the result was nothing short of magnificent. from the hundreds of thousands to safely enjoyed the inner harbor to the croats of fort mchenry taking in events such as the blue angels, the week offered something for everyone. far too often weakens are marked with crime in baltimore, but this offered a different report. a community united ready to celebrate our contributions to
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