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the temperatures are starting to warm up. we have mostly cloudy skies. we will see temperatures warm clothes to 50. 27 right now at the airport. you'll see a few clouds. looks like a dry day. high temperature near 50 degrees this afternoon. normal is about 45. we will see big changes in the seven-day forecast including more rain. >> good morning. we have one problem spot so far. that is a crash in carroll county at 194. we will let you know if there are any lane closures. we will look to the major roadways. this is 95 at 32 in howard county. northbound traffic looks very
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light. this is the beltway at baltimore national pike. things are moving just fine on the inner and the outer loops. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> one of the world's most notorious leaders, kim jong il, has died at the age of 69. bruce hall takes a look back at his life. >> many of the details of his life are elusive. 1964, he graduated from the university and was groomed to take over the country. he achieved real power. kim jong il took control of the armed forces. after his father died, he took over the leadership. north korea fell deeper into
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poverty. kim jong il and north career were thrust into the forefront. president bosch labeled north korea and one of the dangers regimes. >> states like this constitutes an axis of evil. >> kim jong il played an international cat and mouse game with their nuclear program. they continue to threaten the world with nuclear attack. some called him vain. others said he was a clever manipulator, willing to take risks to preserve his family's regime. >> state media reported that he died of a heart ailment while riding on a train.
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>> police are investigating five weekend shootings. the first happened on friday night. lowell melser is live with a closer look. >> the most recent shooting happened at 11:00 p.m. last night after a male was shot in the chest on east madison street. this highlights a violent weekend. it began on saturday night when a man died after he was gunned down and killed on bel air road. and sunday morning, dayon barnes was shot and killed as he sat in a car on north small smallwood street.
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>> this is one of the dangers jobs in the country. when you get called to wait resident -- was an save. >> police tell us they are looking for suspects in all of these cases and looking for information. if you have any affirmation, your ass to call the homicide unit -- you are asked to call the homicide unit. there have been 192 homicides this year. reporting live, lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news. >> love once spent the evenings remembering fenty phylicia barnes -- remembered phylicia barnes. she was last seen as t the
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reisterstown shopping center. the guardian angels teamed up with a local organization to bring awareness to the case. they stood at reisterstown and patterson avenue with signs that the kurds to drivers to honk -- encouragedthat driverrs ts to honk. >> 3 people or on a sailboat when it sank. a woman and a man were pulled from the water. that man died on sunday from his injuries. all three people on board the boat were wearing life jackets when it capsized. >> two campuses will work
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together in the campus even after a merger deal fell short. this book about the new working relationship. >> we will create a small structure that takes ideas from our campus and make something out of them in research and public health and social policy and a whole variety of opportunities that we can do a very quickly for the benefit of the state of maryland. >> the new alliance will be submitted to the board of regents by march 1. >> the baltimore ravens stumbled badly in san diego, losing. ray lewis was back with the ravens. the ravens only had two punishing hits on philip rivers. philip rivers led the chargers.
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he didn't throw an interception. the only sack the ravens got was wiped out on a penalty by terrell suggs. >> 26 degrees on tv hill. a group vanishes from her home in maine. >> gasoline is thrown onto a woman in a elevator. >> this is 95 at 32. delays reporting in carroll delays reporting in carroll county
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:09. 33 degrees outside at the inner harbor. mainly in the 20's across the rest of the state. we have mostly clear skies.
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temperatures across the nation -- a warm-up is on the way. you can see 50's and 60's in taxes. we will see our temperatures warm up over the next couple of days. a big storm system developing in the planes will affect our weather for the next several days. the seven forecast in just a couple of minutes. >> police in maine are searching for a missing toddler. she was last seen in her crib on friday night. the mother lives by in portland. they are looking for the girl. a woman is burned to death in the elevator of her apartment complex. a man was spraying the victim with a flammable liquid.
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he tossed the rag onto her. a man smelling of gasoline turned himself into police early on sunday morning. he said he started a fire but did not mention the elevator incident. >> a teenage girl remains calm and helps police capture the suspects. she called 911 and stayed on the line with the operator. she credits her father's advice for help and stay composed. >> i was on the other friend least 10 minutes while they were walking around. >> always remain calm and focus on what you have to do to protect yourself and react later. >> i cannot imagine how scary
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that was. two people face suspects including resisting a police officer. >> 26 degrees on tv hill. the chance you'll hate one of your holiday guess is high. >> traveling will most likely boost your stress level. how to make your trip more enjoyable. >>
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and
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insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. an updatee an of the accident in carroll county. consider an alternate routes. all lanes are blocked on middelburg. the major roadways around baltimore are checking out ok. on the j.f.x., southbound into the city. up to speed on the rest of the major roadways. 95 over to 83. 80 minutes between the 95. 's. -- 18 minutes. traffic into north baltimore looks just fine. this is the west side of the beltway. looking good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system.
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good morning. >> we do have a delay on the light rail. northbound is running about 20 minutes late. metro subway on schedule. i am kurt kronke. now back to ava marie. good morning. >> thank you. good morning. we're counting the days until we have our next holiday. now as we get back into the work week, things are improving. we will see temperatures -- 32 at the inner harbor. 27 at the airport. 33 in annapolis. 23 in frederick. very chilly. you'll have to scrape off frost from your windshield. a few clouds later into the day. we expect upper 40's to the low
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50's. normal is 45. you can see the clear skies across the state and out towards west virginia. high pressure is in control. we have tranquil weather to start the work week. this is the cold air in the northern part of the country. a storm pushing into texas. this will create a blizzard for parts of texas in two western kansas. we will keep our eyes on the storm. there are some problems in the midsection. a chance for snow in denver. the entire central portion of the nation will be running slow as that powerful storm heads our way. we expect the storm to pass to our north. temperatures will be warming ahead of the storm. we're expecting it to be a rain
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event. there could be some heavy snow on the backside. back into the meat 30's across baltimore. upper 50's tomorrow. mostly cloudy skies. that storm system stays 2 or number. we get into the milder air -- that storm system saves to our north. be fairly rainy on wednesday as the storm passes to wear number. we will see storm chances every single day -- passes to our north. >> aaa estimates over 5 million people will travel by air this holiday season. there are steps you can take to make sure your trip is says
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stress free as possible. >> you may have some extra baggage or people, it pays to do as the experts do and travel smart. >> the earlier you do anything along the way, the better your able to handle things as they come up. >> make sure your pockets are empty so you can move quickly through the scanning machines. - get your quickly - -ge seats quickly. frequent travelers learn to take it in stride. there are some basic tracks. just in case you have to make adjustments. >> make sure you have your airline 1-800 number programmed
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on speed dial when your phone -- oln your phone. the rest of us have to make the best of the crowded skies. >> they say the it is better to give than receive. there is a 20% chance you will hate one of your holiday gifts. what happens to that hated gift ? it could be donated or regifted. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> i will tell you all about it. gasoline prices continue to fall.
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ellen braman has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. more americans are getting more comfortable filling out there is virtual cartt. $31 billion. more shoppers waiting for their gift to arrive on their doorstep as the christmas day approaches. europe still very much front and center. there will be a conference call between prime ministers to discuss additional funding. we're seeing u.s. futures higher. a mixed close on friday. they may cut ratings of other european countries. although makers -- auto makers
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may rev up discounts. gm, ford, and chrysler may cut production. now is a good time for hitting the roads for gas reasons. down 15 cents from a month ago. crude and other commodity prices are lower. you're paying $3.70 at the pump. reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. 5:22. 26 degrees on tv hill. the war in iraq is officially over. >> we will have christmas at our house this year.
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>> american troops are back home this morning.
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>> the war in iraq is officially over. as the troops near ready for their final trip home, others are already back in the states. we have more. >> a chapter closed on the u.s. mission in iraq. >> it was a privilege to be part of that. >> the troops crossed over the border. >> it is a great day for everybody. all the sacrifices the united
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states has made. >> nearly 4500 americans were killed. military families, a shared sacrifice. her father served four tors in our rock -- four tours in iraq. they will all be together soon. >> we will have christmas at our house. >> other soldiers have already made it back into the united states and into the arms of loved ones. >> welcome home! >> family after family reunited and relieved. >> what a hard load to c arry. >> a load to be lightened as
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america's finest come home. >> that was so sweet. 26 degrees on tv hill. kim jong il has died. >> a violent weekend in baltimore city. >> we're awfully quiet start -- are off to wait quiet start. >> we will
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i am lisa robinson. >> i am mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. it is a cold morning. >> it was pretty chilly this

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