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i am sarah caldwell. thank you for joining us this morning. >> not perfectly clear but not bad. we had a great weekend. we didn't have a major snowstorm for christmas. it would of been nice to get an inch of snow. all we got was a fine. there is something out there that may do something to westmark, but today looks fine. a disturbance passed to our north overnight. you can see all that stuff floating across pennsylvania and new york state. we did get a sprinkle overnight last night. our temperatures right now or in the 40's. more on the forecast in just a minute. now let's check if the folks or hitting the stores already. >> we're not seeing evidence of that yet. we will see some extra mall traffic. we have a closure at harford
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road in kingsville because of fire department activity. we can seem to move pretty well. 49 on southbound 95 down to the fort mchenry. 47 on the west side outer loop past 795. wind warnings are in effect at the bay bridge. this is 50 at sandy point. looking at very light volume. no delight at the toll plaza. this is harford road. a smooth start in the inner and outer loops at this hour. >> president obama and his family are enjoying a hawaiian holiday. >> just nine days away before the iowa caucuses. >> a quiet christmas for the first family as they mark
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holiday together. the president called 10 service members on christmas eve. the economy is showing signs of life and the payroll tax holiday extended. political gains that could be short lived. >> it scored him some points going into the new year. there is a long way to go. >> the republican presidential candidates laid low this holiday. they will be seeking last-minute support in the caucuses just nine minutes away. in new hampshire, a new pall shows that 39% support mitt romney. newt gingrich and ron paul are tied for second place. ron paul has gained the most ground in new hampshire. gingrich is only up two points. >> mitt romney is far ahead.
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ron paul continues to get a chunk of the vote. that makes it harder for the other candidates to break out of the pack. >> this weekend, newt gingrich and rick perry failed to qualify for the virginia primary. neither can it has the required 10,000 signatures. the gingrich campaign accused of virginia of having a failed system. campaign manager released this statement -- we have experienced an unexpected setback but we will regroup and refocus with increased determination. >> it reflects a lack of organization. >> that can only help mitt romney in what can be a volatile republican race. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day.
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what will you remember most about this holiday season? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> it should have been a merry christmas for one marylander. person who holds the winning powerball ticket. officials confirmed that ticket was sold in cecil county. kim dacey is live with more on the story. we're here at work so you know it was not us. >> it is not me. we have no idea who that person is because they have yet to come forward. this is were the winning powerball ticket was sold, wesley's restaurant in cecil county. >> we have been here since 1951. family owned. soon to get to third generation.
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now have this one, i might be out this fast. >> john said this was the first time at his business has ever had a winning ticket. he/she is about to be $125 million richer. they will get lump-sum of 7 $9 million. the state gets the money as well. a portion will go to the general fund. we still do not know who this mystery winner is. it is possible they have no idea that they have one or they could still be in shock. >> most people take a little longer, couple of weeks, maybe even a month or two. it depends. we usually advise people to talk to a financial adviser or an accountant, an attorney, you know, think about what you're going to do. >> who knows if wesley's restaurant has the magic touch? said it will not hurt business. >> people think there could be more luck in this area.
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>> double check those tickets. the winning numbers are 14, 16, 30, 51, 52, and the powerball is 19. there are still 13 second-tier prize winners that have not collected their money. reporting live, kim dacey, wbal- tv 11 news. >> thank you. police have on plot and emergency dispatch system after complaints that it was complicated. officials say they will use the old system until they can fix the glitches with the new one. police and firefighters have complained that the closer units were not being dispatched to emergencies. police say one in every 10 students was suspended at some point in the school year last year. that was the highest of any
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>> good morning. it is the day after christmas.
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we do have some clouds. temperatures are staying mild. temperatures in the 40's 4 lows so far. a departing weather system is going to leave us in pretty good shape on the east coast today with lots of sunshine. down in atlantic, 56 degrees. west of georgia, a new storm is developing. we will deal with that tomorrow. dallas may get some rain. the pacific northwest now have some rain as well. most of the major destinations travel wise will be doing all right, except for down in texas. we'll talk about the forecast coming up in just a minute. stick around. >> heart patients who don't get enough vitamin c could be at greater risk for cardiac complications and even death. >> 200 patients were studied.
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those with the lowest vitamin c intake or 2 1/2 times more likely to of heart inflammation than those with the highest vitamin c intake. eating the recommended five servings of fruit and vegetables provides an adequate amount of vitamin c. 3 kiwis a day may keep high blood pressure away. >> they wanted to see if a protein found in the kiwis could keep blood pressure down. researchers say larger studies need to be done before kiwi can be recommended as part of a treatment plan for high blood pressure. >> keith mills will join us in the newsroom with the look of how the ravens beat the browns.
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>> how regulators plan to stop people from talking or texting while behind the wheel. >> we will check your weather and your morning commu
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> this case you up to date on your morning commute. perhaps you're making some returns today. one problem if you travel in kingsville. some of fire activity at harford road. some closures in effect. a pretty smoothes start on the major roadways. 56 through the parkville region. 58 at padonia road traveling south on the harrisburg expressway. the j.f.x. in good shape. wind warnings are in effect at
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the bay bridge. no delays to report heading to and from the eastern shore. this is the bay bridge at the toll plaza. this is traffic at harford road coming to and from 95. so far so good on the northeast corner. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. a lot of folks have the day off today. looks like the weather will be cooperating. a disturbance passed to our north last night. most of the rain is offshore. we do have some clouds from that. there are some lake effect snows in pennsylvania and new york state. today, maybe some clouds. just a continuation of the weather we had over the weekend. because of the clouds, temperatures have been held up a little bit.
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annapolis, 47. edgewood, 42. 41 in westminster. hagerstown, 41. freezing in far western maryland. we look at the satellite imagery. clouds beginning to break up around baltimore. we will be in and out of the clouds today appeared the . here's the disturbance pulling away from us. a couple of sprinkles overnight. that was about it. when the conditions west of this weather disturbance. the storm is developing off to the southwest. that will be coming at us and strengthening. our temperatures will be relatively mild. as this comes in, it should be a rainmaker during the day tomorrow. today looks all right. the temperatures not very
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extreme. the coldest readings are up in northern new england and the state of maine and in the mountains to the west. this is nothing terribly unusual or crazy for this time of year. for the most part, temperatures are relatively mild across the u.s. mid to upper 40's today. in the 50's will be down to the south of us. the range of 45 to 50 today with partly cloudy skies. some of the gusts up to 25. the futurecast shows the dry conditions today. clouds and rain chances moving through tomorrow. it will be one sweep of rain moving through and then we will be finished. maybe some snow in the mountains out to the west. then the weather looks fairly
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dry. continuing in the 40's wednesday and thursday. by friday and saturday, maybe some unsettled weather. it is not clear how much rain will get. we do have a range chance. .0's to near 50 for highs >> federal regulators want to take the phone out of your hand while you are driving your car. >> how do stop people from talking or texting while behind the wheel? bob hansen has one idea. >> he puts on his seat belt and is ready to hit the road. he will not use his cell phone. is a system called cell control.
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they want to sell this to parents. if you get into your car while talking on the phone -- >> it will drop the call. >> a device that works with software installed on selective phones. the blocking program only works when the car is moving. >> plug id and it sends a bluetooth signal to your car. >> it sells for around $25. after that, you pay a monthly fee to keep locking your phone. >> i do think it is a problem. >> people i talk to agree that distracted drivers is a problem. but should those phones be blocked inside a car? >> it is not save.
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>>-- it is not safe. >> you can choose what you want to block. it notifies parents if you mess with the system. >> people do get in their cars and they do use their phones. they play words with friends and angry birds all while driving, and that is dangerous. >> the system cost $25 for the device, $8 a month for up to six months and so far does not work on the iphone. that is a great invention. >> my kids are in the backseat doing and reedbirds. >> 43 degrees on tv hill. 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.
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i hope somebody had them. secondy
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third story next
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>> time to get to one of your answers to our watercooler question of the day.
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>> this morning we asked -- what will you remember most about this holiday season? >> keeps sending as 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, >> good morning. the ravens are back to work this morning as they gear ready to sunday's showdown against cincinnati. the stakes are high. if the ravens win, they get at least the number 6 seed in the afc playoffs. that means at least one home game. the ravens finished the season a perfect 8-0 at home. fifth touchdown catch for ed dickson. beckham quarter, joe flacco to ray rice.
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-- a quarter. 20-0 ravens at the half. but the browns get back in it on this plight. if there's one player i would love to see the ravens buyer, it is this guy. 84-yard punt return. 20-7. 20-14. fourth quarter. everybody knew the ravens will try to draw cleveland all sides except the rookie from cleveland who jumps off side. -0-14 the final -- 20-14, the final. >> the first time and this to be a tremendous accomplishment. credit goes to the players' first and the coaches and fans. over the course of the time since the ravens came to baltimore, from my experience of
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the last four years, there's not a better stated in the league then m&t bank stadium. >> john harbaugh talking about the on been home win streak. >> the most spectacular play of the season. the throat to simpson. check out what simpson does -- the throat to simpson. he jumps over washington and lands on his feet. that is a spectacular play. the bengals win the game. i have never seen that. he gets clipped on the foot and goes in. the packers win last night. that is an unbelievable play. >> thank you. a christmas without lights in washington state.
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a close look at the damage caused by high wind storm. >> a colorado community rallied to save one family's christmas. >> a christmas in spain. >> continuation of the christmas day wheteather. >> this is the bay bridge. we will let you know how things are shaping up here and talk about a problem in kingsville.
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>> 8 lottery ticket worth $125 million was sold here in maryland -- eight lottery tickets -- a lottery ticket. >> many happy returns. i am brian mooar in washington. that story is coming up. >> last-minute the nation. >> last-minute the nation.


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