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tv   News  ABC  December 23, 2011 5:30am-6:00am EST

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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 mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. it was raining when i was coming in. >> the airport that more than half an inch. the inner harbor, almost an inch
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of rain. it is moving out. that storm is leaving town. we have a couple of showers along the eastern shore. cloudy at b.w.i. marshall. maybe a bumpy ride with gusts up to 20 miles per hour. you will see the strong winds, but the skies will be clearing out. low 50's at best. that is 10 degrees cooler than where we were yesterday. temperatures will drop down during the holiday weekend. >> it will feel like the holidays. >> it was raining when i came in at this morning. the road still are wet. use some extra time and caution. we have a crash in westminster on route 27. an area to use some extra
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caution. we will let you know when that is cleaned up. up to speed on the inner loop west side. 12 minutes all the way down. eight minutes on 895 between 89 the harbor tunnel. southbound traffic on 95 is moving just find out of white marsh. you can see the lights shining off the road. this is old court road. very light volume. you should not encounter any problems or delays on the roadways. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> school officials continue to investigate the circumstances that led up to a fight at a basketball game. lowell melser joins us live with more. good morning. >> school administrators are not
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saying much about this fight that was caught on video. it looks more like a ufc match than a high school basketball game. as you can see from the video, it was a free-for-all. public schools administrators say fight broke out involving fans and players from both teams. you can see females exchanging blows while officers tried to separate. the basket-brawl was a hot topic on campus. >> i don't think all of that should have went on. >> it's misfortunate that it did happen. >> note disciplinary action has been taken. the outcome of the police investigation will determine our next steps.
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we try to contact the d.c. school system but they did not return our phone calls. lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a judge has denied a motion to dismiss charges against a baltimore man planning to bomb a baltimore recruiting center. the man is accused of trying to detonate what what being a phony bomb after he became ensnarled in an fbi sting operation. organizers for the baltimore grand prix are awaiting a vote on a plan that could save it from bankruptcy.
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it would provide over $3 million to the company but it would dilute the current stock in the group. the are currently $12 million in debt and the city has given the group by the end of the month to come up with the unpaid taxes. the 2012 schedule does list baltimore as a venue on september 2. police have cited two man after one was injured from a television tower at joppa. robert morgan climbed a tower early on wednesday and was injured when his parachute failed to open after jumping from the tower. a utah man was also taken into custody at the scene. he was cited for trespassing. the people of annapolis are getting an early christmas present today. the final tears of the scaffolding are coming down
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bringing an end to the makeover that began in the summer. the entire dome has a new coat of paint. even the lightning rod atop the structure has been given a once over. it is the eve of christmas eve and the holiday travel rush begins there. nearly 92 million people are estimated to hit the roads. that is an increase over last year. the holiday travel season runs today through january 2. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what are your holiday plans? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercoolewbaltv.com. 386 children who may not have been so lucky will now have toys
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and presents on christmas morning. inside our bags are toys and even bicycles donated for the cause. every family that came received a turkey. it took five days to get all those donations together. 45 degrees on tv hill. another reason to add that fished to your diet. and who benefits the most. use caution if you drive on the roads this morning.
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:40. 51 degrees at the inner harbor. a mild start today. temperatures will be dropping down. it cooler trend coming up into the holiday weekend. the roads are still wet. the rain has ended. we will see clearing conditions into the afternoon. 40's in hank tcock. 57 in ocean city. we will see a couple more degrees rise in temperatures and then temperatures will be falling down. what for some strong winds. that will make it feel much
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cooler today. we are about 10 degrees cooler today then we work yesterday and we expect temperatures to continue to drop down. >> young women who eat fish have a significantly lower risk for heart disease. nearly 50,000 women were studied between the age of 15 and 49. those who really a fish had more health problems than those who ate fish regularly. the biggest improvement in health was seen among those who ate fish twice a week. cold and flu season can make it difficult to determine which drugs are safe to use for women who are pregnant. women should always talk to their doctor before taking anything.
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pregnant women should choose alcohol-free cough syrup. 45 degrees on tv hill. more signs that the spirit of the holiday season are alive and well. the temperatures are dropping down into the weekend.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. the friday morning commute is looking very nice. the roads are wet but we're not
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seeing too many problems. we will check the speed centers in the area. 67 on 795 south to the beltway. 58 on 95 in the northeast corner. on the inner loop of the beltway, at 12 minutes all the way down. eight minutes between the beltway on the south side to the fort mchenry tunnel. good all the way around. we will check the roadways. 95 in the area of white marsh. southbound traffic is moving just fine. the roads are slick. same story on the northwest corner of the beltway at old court road. no problems or delays. the roads are slick. use some extra caution. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you.
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the roads are wet. it is no longer raining. all the way into the eastern shore is where the storm system is moving. on the roads, it looks like you'll have driving conditions. we do have a few clouds in the sky. let's take a wider view and we can see the storm system is centered over the mid atlantic. we have had some warm air push in that overnight. near at 50 degrees. this will be taken the mild air. it will move offshore. colder and more winter like air will finally be pushing into the east. a clipper storm system is moving in from canada. not a lot of moisture with this. some light snow showers in the dakotas. this will be pushing into the
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north and east. it could bring some flurries to the mountains. baltimore is expected to stay mostly dry. 14 degrees in denver. 21 degrees in rapid city. that cold air is pushing east. temperatures will be dropping down in baltimore. we'll say goodbye to the 60- degree weather. if you're doing some traveling, and no problems out of b.w.i. marshall. they should be getting the flights out ok. new york city could see some rain this morning. some snow showers expected in wisconsin and northern minnesota. snow still on the ground from the last snowstorm. 51 at the inner harbor. warmer as you look east. differencesure
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across the state. with the cold wind, we will not have much of a chance to bring those temperatures up. it is pretty mild right now. we're talking about if you degree rise in temperature. we will see the temperatures continue to drop down tonight. partly sunny skies and watch offer some strong wind 20 mile per hour gusts. perhaps a bit of a bumpy ride if you have a flight today. we will drop down to the freezing mark in some spots. colder air rising for the holiday weekend. sunshine for the ravens game. mostly cloudy skies on christmas sunday. we're not expecting to wake up to snow on the ground on sunday morning. santa will be making some hard
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landings on the roof. >> a secret santa it is at work in washington state. >> may i help you? >> sheila jones is the one who answers the calls. >> usually it is arranging payments. >> the list for those behind on their payments is getting longer and longer. >> job losses and illness. my first reaction was to get choked up. >> a longtime customer offer to pay off the water bills of six customers. >> it brings tears to me. who does that? >> for the last few years, i
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have not felt the christmas spirit. what this man did was bring it back to me and my family. >> back to a couple both injured and out of work, struggling to find jobs and pay bills. >> it just made my christmas. >> they will not have to pay until march. >> i felt like an elf all day. this is what this man did for you. >> that is just wonderful. 45 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll look at one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> the ravens will be without anquan boldin for a little bit. we will see the shot of a lifetime, one you do not want to miss.
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>> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> time to get to one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. this morning we asked -- what are your holiday plans? good luck to you. you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. we will read more of your responses in the next hour and post all of them on the front page of our website, wbaltv.com. what are you ladies doing? >> i have to work. in and iet to sleep and will work the night. >> i will be in frederick and spend it with my family's house. >> my family is coming to my
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house and we will have a traditional polish holiday. >> they get crazy on christmas morning. >> very exciting. let's go to sports. >> seems like the season is setting up beautifully for the ravens. there is no peyton manning to deal with. the ravens are in line to get a bye. anquan boldin underwent minor knee surgery. the onus now on the rest of the receiving corps. i did not think the extra pressure will hurt. lee evans is playing the role of the third receiver and we do not know what has to give. regardless, all the past
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catches will rely on anquan boldin for is a veteran vision. >> we will see what to look for. lee is proving that we will stick together and get it done. >> this is an opportunity for a lot of guys to step up and make the play. people will get more opportunities. i'm looking for it to seeing everybody play. >> how about brenda, taking the ice during the intermission of a hockey game. she had never played hockey. perfect. she wins a ford truck. unbelievable. had never before held a hockey stick and she makes it for the
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truck. that is a nice early christmas present. >> that was great. eight local soldier finds a memorable wait to return home to his kids -- a local soldier. the you know how much to tip your mailman -- do you know how much to tip? >> it is a mild start today, but the temperatures will be dropping down. we will detail those when we come back. >> the roads are wet, so use some extra caution. [ child ] it's so cool!
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