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>> four more years for president obama. we will hear from both campaigns. marylanders >> making a clean sweep -- >> marylanders make it a clean sweep. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> it would not be a nice day. >> it will feel like winter. there will be a cold rain and maybe some snow. the roads will be ok. the temperatures are above freezing. most of the activity is south of
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baltimore. it is moving north. the temperatures are cold enough in.some snow to makeix rain or snow showers. minor accumulations, mostly on the grass. it should stay dry out and western maryland. we'll talk more in a couple of minutes. >> good morning. volume is starting to build around the area. a nice start on most of the major roadways. we have reports of an accident which could have some lanes closed. all lanes are closed because of police department activity at coldspring road. there's a problem in annapolis. 11 minutes on the outer loop
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northeast side. 10 minutes on 95 down towards 32. here's a quick, live look at traffic. this is 95 north of 195. we have an accident reported in that area. this is 295, were we see some delays starting to form down towards 32. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the american people have spoken and their choice is president obama. the president carried the popular vote and the electoral college by a more significant margin. >> the president easily carried maryland. tracie potts has the compilation of it long hard-
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fought race to the white house. >> a burst of emotion at the obama victory party in chicago. early this morning, celebrations around the country from new york to los angeles and the white house, where president obama will spend four more years. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. you have made me a better president. we're not as divided as our politics suggests. we're not as cynical as the pundits believe. we're greater than the sum of our individual ambitions, and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we will be the united states of america. >> mitt romney said he gave it his all and said that the nation must come together. >> the nation is at a critical point.
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we cannot risk partisan bickering. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> the romney family chose to give back and that is the legacy that we honor and applaud tonight. [cheers] >> the president won with slim majorities in key states. ohio, pennsylvania, iowa, colorado, new hampshire. virginia and nevada were not called until early this morning. still outstanding is florida, where people were still in line voting at 2:00 a.m. they have to count all those ballots, not to mention the provisional ballots in ohio. which we thought might be the deciding factor in this race. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> there were several
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controversial issues for marylanders to weigh in on. the final say on each of these issues was up to the voters. jennifer franciotti has the results. >> good morning. it was a clean sweep. marylanders had seven questions, and you could call it a sweep. questions four, six, and seven. the dream act allows undocumented immigrants to pay in-state college tuition rates if they or their parents paid taxes. the dream act passed with 59%. 31% were against. >> this has been a long fight. we have seen this pro from not just an issue of the few young people but an issue about access, to
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education and immigration rights. this is a bellwether. >> marylanders passed question sixth legalizing same-sex marriage in the state of maryland. same-sex couples can apply for a civil marriage license. kai reed was at the headquarters last night with reaction. >> it has been a long night for marylanders in support of same- sex marriage. voters here did something that has never been done before. passing game marriage by referendum --pass in gay marriage by referendum. >> what the people of maryland -- republicans, christians, jews, muslims -- came together and concluded the night with this, that every child's home deserves to be protected equally under the law. [cheers]
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>> this vote would not change what i would be able to do but it would change the path for our future and what it would mean for my daughter. that my daughter would grow up in a state that recognized fairness and dignity and respect for families. >> before now, 32 states had voted for gay marriage. maryland made history tonight. reporting in downtown baltimore, kai reed, wbal-tv 11 news. >> question seven passed with 52% for. david collins love much more coming up. >> little change in the state's congressional races. ben cardin will return for another six-year term. andy harris keeps his seat. dutch ruppersberger held off a challenge from nancy jacobs. all the incumbents held their
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seats with the exception of roscoe bartlett who was upset by john delaney. >> the maryland's congregational is made up almost entirely of democrats. andy harris is the sole conservative voice for maryland. >> it was a disappointing night for -- his colleague roscoe bartlett was defeated in the sixth district. we asked how that will affect his ability to get things done in the citd.c. >> we have huge issues with over-regulation and threats of over-taxation. our unemployment rate is higher than other parts of maryland. i will work with people in the first district.
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i will look beyond party labels. the election is over. i will work with my two senators and the rest of the delegation to help the district. >> the first former secret service agent to run for federal office but he was unable to oust ben cardin. the party is digesting disappointing results in maryland. members are talk about how to turn it around for the next election cycle. >> we have a more results on our elect for college map on our website, and our app. you can see the video from the present's roally. >> 6:10.
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coucher child's success be determined by which month there were born? >> residences of ocean city brace for another storm by mother nature. live and nottin washington -- we are live in mount washington. >> we have a new accident
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>> good morning. this is a live look outdoors. 32 degrees downtown. it feels a lot like a winter. the storm is tracking up the coast. i am live at mount washington tavern, which is basically a report after a fire. things are really looking up. why don't we toast to it/ ? >> i am making an elderberry sidecar. it is sweet and tasty. a little bit of brandy.
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>> i have my work cut out for me this morning. >> elderberry. i didn't know that existed. absolutely. still added a trend -- started a trend. more liquor. >> some lemon juice. >> is this a new drink? >> this is a new drink. we have specialty drinks. we try to expand on that. and orange twist. >> beautiful. >> all yours. >> cheers to the new mount washington tavern.
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that is good. he did cut all that alcohol. it is new. we will preview all the changes. they opened yesterday. this new elderberry drinks. >> i am impressed. you were talking about monty python. we will play a drinking game. take a drink every time you hear coverage.r" or a team >> i'm not going to make it. >> too much elderberry. thank you. temperatures are in the upper 30's and low 40's.
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everybody is above freezing, except up in the mountains. around baltimore, the storm is starting to get organized off the coast. it is pulling cold air from the north. the precipitation is starting to move in. we have some light sprinkles around annapolis. you can see the northern fringe of the precipitation starting to changeover to snow. a cold rain or a mix of rain or snow. it might even stick a little bit. most likely time will be laid in the afternoon or this evening -- the most likely time will be late in the afternoon or this evening.
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the roads are going to be ok. the evening commute will be ok. we might get our first accumulation in some neighborhoods. it will not be a big deal. breezy and called otherwise with a mix of rain or snow showers -- breezy and cold. high temperature between 39 and 44 degrees. covering up to more afternoon -- clearing up tomorrow afternoon. breezy and cold today. much better this weekend. 6:17. >> we have a few problems we are tracking beginning on westbound 50. one lane is blocked as you
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travel westbound. northbound 95, a new crash. close in the city at coldspring lane because of police activity. the rest of the major roadways are so far so good leading up to the beltway. no sign of any significant delays. westbound 50, watch for delays. southbound 295, we're seeing a buildup in volume down towards 32 as the lace start to form -- as delays start to form. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> ocean city is bracing for a nor'easter. lowell melser has the latest.
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>> we're back here in ocean city about a week after sandy. things will unfold at this morning and make things pretty interesting as far as flooding. we're at the southern end of ocean city. have had to move sand out onto the beach. officials said emergency personnel are closely monitoring the storm and will think about implementing an emergency plan later this morning. this storm will suspend rehabilitation work on the boardwalks and cleanup efforts including here at the inlaet. >> we have to halt some of our efforts. we're likely to see flooding in the downtown area.
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it will tougher have an impact on us -- will have an impact on us. igh tide will hit at 1:50. we will monitor the storm all day. lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news. >> when a child is born, d bell of the auto industry has contributed to another term for president obama -- the bailout of the auto industry has contributed to another term for president obama. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> 56% of americans consider the
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bailout of chrysler and gm could for the american economy. obama will need to address the so-called fiscal cliff. the head of the -- the re- election raises the possibility that automatic spending cuts may go into effect at the beginning of next year. stocks were surging as voters went to the polls. the bloomberg maryland index was also up. summer babies are less likely to make it to the top of the corporate ladder because they are typically younger than those
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in their class and all the kids tend to do better. most ceo's were born in the spring months of march and april. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> both of my kids were born in the summer. i was born in january. >> 6:22. we'll look at some of the other political races making news. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> the rest of the major roadways are looking ok. we have an accident on westbound 50. watch for delays. there could be some delays in the city at coldspring lane because of police activity. this is 50 at 97. this is 295, show went build some of volume southbound -- .hoinwing building volume >> we are in the upper 30's and low 40's.
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be prepared for a winter like day. some rain and could be some snow. breezy and chilly with temperatures in the upper 30's and low 40's. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. >> thank you. there'll be a number of new faces when congress convenes. an historic number of women will join congress including the consumer advocate who reclaimed ted kennedy's former seat for the democrats. she defeated scott brown. >> baldwin comes the first openly gay senator in the nation, defeating tommy thompson. tim kaine held off a challenge
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by george allen. >> controversial statements regarding abortion did not sit well in missouri. was handed a resounding defeat by clare mccaskill. richard mourdock said a pregnancy during a rape was something that god intended lost his bid to represent indiana. >> allen west lost in a close race. michele bachmann will return to congress after it narrow victory. >> "yes" to the recreational use of marijuana in colorado.
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could possess up to an ounce of marijuana. washington state regulates taxes marijuana. massachusetts approved medical marijuana. 6:28. >> the people make their pick as a president obama heads back to the white house for a second term. i will have a wrapup of the presidential election
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>> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. it looks like we will not be getting a direct hit by this nor'easter. >> it will feel like winter. it is cold. temperatures will stay in the upper 30's and low 40's. we have some light rain in most neighborhoods. some snow could stick, mostly on the
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grass. the roads will be ok. i'll talk more about it when i come back in just a few minutes. >> it was expect to be a close race. >> president obama defeated mitt romney with more than 300 electoral votes. hallie jackson joins us live this morning. .t doesn't matter about florida >> president obama is waking up this morning a winner. he is waking up in chicago this morning. [cheers] the first family waves to an ecstatic crowd in chicago. >> thank you.
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>> as supporters cheered in times square and in front of 1600 pennsylvania avenue. but the crowd fell silent in boston, where mitt romney supporters found his candidate did not earn enough votes to earn the white house. >> i wish i was able to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader. we join with you to pray for him and for this great nation. >> romney called for bipartisanship. >> we cannot risk partisan bickering. >> a sentiment echoed by the president. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. you have made me a better president. >> the president promised to work with congress, he vowed -- >> we remain more that a collection of red states and
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blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >> senator harry reid and john boehner talking about the need for bipartisanship as we move forward here in d.c. we have heard it before. >> what seemed to drive people to the polls? >> 62% of people said the economy is what got them to the ballot box tested. health care, taxes, the deficit were other issues that people talked about. people blamed george w. bush for the contra cause current fiscal woes. people felt they had more in common with president obama then mitt romney. 42% of people say the storm
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played some kind of a park in their decision yesterday. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> maryland voters took on the responsibility of several hot- button issues for maryland. jennifer franciotti has a look at what people decided. >> all seven questions past. questions four, six, and seven are the most controversial. the same-sex marriage law goes into effect on january 1. >> with the people of maryland came together and concluded that every child's home deserves to be protected equally under the law.
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>> soon we will be able to play table games at maryland casinos with the passage of question 7. david collins has more. >> fireworks erupted over the anticipated passage of question 7 which will allow table games at all casino sites. >> the money is going towards the education. it is going for health care and jobs and jobs and jobs. >> mgm plans to invest $800 million in a casino at national harbor but it is not a done deal. the county is banking on a huge economic windfall. >> we need to bring in high-end
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shopping. >> let's stop talking about expanded gaming in maryland. let's move on. >> a sixth casino still has a lot of bureaucratic hurdles to overcome. david collins, wbal-tv 11 news. >> table games, you could see those as early as the first part of next year. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> let's take a look at your morning commute. not a lot in the way of delays. is down 50, you may find some delays because of an accident -- westbound 50. watch for closures in the city at cold spring lane.
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you concede delays down towards baltimore national pike -- you can see delays down towards baltimore national pike. plenty of traffic on westbound 50. stay to the left. this is 295. a pretty nice start just south of 175. you'll see it delays approaching 32. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. at the mount washington tavern. >> a year ago a fire destroyed this building. i cannot say better things. it is beautiful. they have preserved the feeling in here.
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everything is brand new. there is an old painting at pimlico they were able to repaint. it was destroyed in the fire. it is beautiful. more details are coming up. the shuffleboard survive the fire. i think we dodged a bullet in baltimore. we could see a wintry mix. we could see our first snowflakes of the season today. >> team coverage. >> yeah? oh. >> there we go. there we go. >> you have been waiting to do that. >> non alcoholic drink.
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>> coming up tonight, a family is devastated by an alleged drug driver. >> barry simms has more. >> the victim in the accident
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emerged from a three-month coma. he is working hard to get better. he is determined to recover, but it is expected to be a long and difficult struggle. he suffered a traumatic brain injury, broken bones, and is still unable to walk. do you remember anything about what happened? >> nothing. >> an suv crossed the center line, crashing into his motorcycle. the driver of the motorcycle was -- the driver of the suv was charged with drunk driving. a decision he made worries his family. >> if he has nothing to hide, he can take a breathalyzer. >> coming up tonight, jimmy's emotional story and what can happen when an alleged drunk driver refuses to take a breathalyzer, leaving prosecutors without a key piece of evidence. for the 11 news i-team, i'm barry simms. >> thank you. 6:42.
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a last look at the election returns including expanded gambling. >> we have a big storm moving up the coast. some light rain and sprinkles around baltimore
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>> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. there are some delays developing behind an accident on westbound 50 near annapolis. stay to the left. we are tracking police activity in the city at coldspring lane. outer loop delays in place on
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the west side and that is starting to back up traffic on southbound 795. not bad out of the white marsh area. here's a quick, live look at traffic. was bound 50. you can see a backup -- westbound 50. here's a quick, live look at traffic. the volume continues to build on the west side on 795 down towards edmondson. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie joins us live from the mount washington tavern. it has gotten better with the reopening. >> this building was destroyed by a fire a year ago but you guys have improved it. the shuffleboard table survived the fire. >> we try to save a couple of
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different elements. this is a favorite from the original building. it spent a year in the parking lot wrapped in plastic. we put our logo on it now it is a fresh, new table. >> you will teach me how to play shuffleboard. >> i will show you. we start out with this. have two different colors for two different teams. try not to fall off the side. >> that was a good one. >> we do this after the super bowl. we shall get about 16 teams in it. almost.
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>> let me give it a try. i will use the blue. not too far. uh-oh. that was a little short. >> that was ok. >> you were able to preserve this. looking forward to the tournament. >> it is how this area is set up. we have places for people to sit and watch. come on down for the shuffleboard tournament. >> the brand-new mount washington tavern. i am alone rusty at this -- i am a little rusty of this. >> use your differential equations. >> you are embarrassing
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yourself. >> thank you. it looks beautiful out there. wide open spaces. a lot of stuff to talk about. 35 in parkton. all of the temperatures are above freezing. me see your first snowfall of the season -- you may see your first snowfall of the season. it is pulling cold air from the north. we will stay in the range of the upper 30's and low 40's. the temperatures will be holding steady or falling and we could see some snow falling. most of the precipitation is on the eastern shore. this will continue to pivot back
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to the northwest. west of frederick, no precipitation. there could be some accumulating snow late this afternoon or this evening along the 95 corridor. the roads will be ok. this will be mostly on the grass. dress accordingly. the temperatures will be in the upper 30's and low 40's. some minor accumulations are possible. breezy and chilly. temperatures in the upper 30's and low 40's. leftover rain or snow showers tomorrow with a high near 48. nice weather expected for the
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weekend. into the 60's on saturday and sunday. >> recapping the results of election night, 2012. the american people have spoken and the choices barack obama. the president carried the state of maryland easily. the contest was called before 11:30 last night. sen utter ben cardin -- senator ben cardin and will return for another term. dutch ruppersberger held off a challenge by nancy jacobs. all of maryland's incumbents held their seats with the exception of roscoe bartlett who was upset by john delaney.
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>> jennifer franciotti joins us live with more results. >> all the referendum questions past. the dream act passed. it had 59% for question four. question six deals with a marriage equality, allowing same-sex marriage in maryland. uaryoes into effect on jan 1. you soon will be able to play table games in maryland casinos. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. >> here is matt lauer with a
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look at what is coming up next on the "today" show. >> good morning. we will break down the election results. or president obama's keys to victory? what does the future hold for governor romney? a big win for democrats in massachusetts. we will talk to elizabeth warren. al will take a look at the nor'easter taking aim at the northeast today. finaltalk about the "twilight" movies. all but a much more right here on "today -- all that and much more. >> will there be
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>> hear some news stories you'll find at 7:00 a.m. on wbal plus. more problems for sheila dixon. >> plus the benefits you get from the exercise. those stories and the latest on traffic and weather. >> an accident on westbound 50. one lane is closed.
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watch for closures at coldspring lane. 30 miles per hour on southbound 95 out of the white marsh region. we still have some activity and that is the pace of things on the west side outer loop. >> we could get some snowflakes today. it will be mostly on the grass. a mix of rain and snow is likely. the temperatures will hold steady, upper 30's and low 40's. it will feel even colder than that. we're on the western fringe of precipitation. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> have a good day.
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