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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 stan stovall. >> i am sarah caldwell. we want a quick check of the forecast. are things going to get any cooler? >> we're not in a big hurry to
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do that. yesterday was almost too perfect for christmas. a disturbance overnight and a couple of sprinkles. 41 degrees right now at b.w.i. marshall. northwest at 8. 46 downtown. the air is dry bank and the barometer is high. there will be some changes by tomorrow. details are just ahead. >> it should have been a merry christmas for one maryland. the person holds the winning powerball ticket worth $125 million. the ticket was sold in cecil county. >> kim dacey joins us with more details. >> this is the second time somebody from maryland has won the entire jackpot. they have yet to come forward. this is where the winning powerball ticket was sold on christmas eve, wesley's restaurant on telegraph road in
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cecil county. >> well, we've been here since 1951. 61 years in the business. family owned. i'm the third -- second generation. soon to get to third generation in here. now i got this going, i might be out real fast and have them in here. >> john wesley says this is the first time his business has ever had a winning ticket. and even though no one knows who the lucky person is, he or she is about to be $125 million richer. they will get a lump sum of $79 million and $52 million after taxes. the state gets some money, as well, a portion of which will go towards maryland's general fund. we still do not know who this mystery winner is. but state lottery officals say it's possible that he or she has no idea that they have won, 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? but their new status as winning
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lottery ticket seller definitely won't hurt business. >> we know it'll help a little bit. people will think it's going to be a little more lucky in this area than it has been someplace else. >> you want to double-check those tickets. the winning powerball 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. >> two people are recovering after an accident in woodlawn. it happened on sunday afternoon near security boulevard. one person was airlifted to shock trauma. there is no word on their conditions. one person fled the scene. that person has since been taken into custody. a man is killed this weekend in a crash on the beltway. greg townsend was hit by an suv
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on saturday night. the collision happened on the inner loop near northpoint boulevard. investigators believe thompson was trying to cross the highway. he died at the scene an investigation is ongoing. several residents from morgan hill are looking for a new place to live after a fire. crews were called just after 6:30. it took about 20 minutes to get the flame under control. nobody was injured. the home suffered extensive damage. >> and then becomes a homicide victim after he's gone down in cherry hill on sunday. police responded just after 11:00 p.m. to find a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. he later died. no word on a possible suspect or
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motive. this time lester baltimore city had 220 homicides on record. some news. about 10% of county school students were suspended at least once during the school year. that is the high is rate in the state with the exception of the eastern shore. most suspensions were given for insubordination, the suspect, and classroom disruption. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> pretty clear on the major roadways. no major delays to deal with. if you're traveling in kingsville, fork road remains closed because of fire department activity. speech around 50 miles per hour on the north side of the beltway. 51 on the west side -- speeds
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around 50. 100 in good shape. no problems on 295. we start on 50 at sandy point at the bay bridge toll plaza. a smooth ride to and from the eastern shore. this is 95 at the fort mchenry tells. so far so good. that is the only volume we will see this morning. i will not be returning my crock pot. i love it. i'm sure you have one of those. >> we have one in the house. a great invention. we looked at the current satellite picture. a weather disturbance is pulling away in new england. the sun will come through. a new storm developing in the south will be our tuesday
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whether. we're looking pretty good today. -- that will be our tuesday weather. there might be some rainy conditions in mississippi and louisiana. most of the country in great shape. seattle in the 40's. they have some rain in the forecast. more on the forecast locally coming up in just a few minutes. >> something tells me i'm more excited about the crock pot than john is. >> i love them. >> 43 degrees on tv hill. a rally for hope. one committee amid the holidays brighter for a struggling family after they became victims of a crime. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. what will you remember most about this holiday season? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> a heartwarming storming back as a committee rallies to bring a share to a family after they were burglarized. her fiancee had
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all their presence stolen. calls began coming in. fuehrer's done enough to replace the $700 in stolen gifts. they were moved by the generosity of strangers. >> in it official again. it makes me realize when we're able to come we have to give back because the station collected $5,200 in additional cash donations for the family from their viewers. >> new parents in missouri had some adorable stocking stuffer. they were given their own stocking to snuggle with. pair that was some cute pajamas and that makes one adorable christmas gift. may be the youngest person in the world to climb the highest mountain on each of the earth's
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seven continents. the team announced on sunday that jordan had reached the highest peak in an article appeared he did successfully reach the peak of mount everest last year. his father said his son faced temperatures of 25 below during his climb. it is remarkable. >> is that frostbite or sunburn? 42 degrees on tv hill. will check the stories you need to know about before you start your day. >> 95 at the fort mchenry looks pretty good. >> a little weather disturbance north of us did not disturb anything. some snow in the mountains of pennsylvania. we will be dry today but something else tomorrow. 41 at the airport. 46 dow
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>> today is the day after christmas, that makes it one of the busiest shopping days of the year. retailers are preparing for the business boom but they are warning customers to make sure you packed your gift recceipt. hundreds waited in line but many will not be getting their packages until after christmas. 50,000 packages were delayed by strong snowstorm that hit colorado earlier this week. ups is closed today. soldiers attended a church
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service and enjoyed christmas lunch on sunday. many talked about spending the holiday away from their family. nearly one of the 20,000 troops -- 120,000 are still in afghanistan. about 23,000 are expected to leave by the end of next summer. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what will you remember most about this holiday season? >> it was indeed. >> very nice.
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>> keep sending us those answers. we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> if you're making some returns, let's check on the roads. we do have one problem. fork road closed at harford road. that is because of fire activity. in terms of the major roads, a 58 on the north side. moving well on the j.f.x. and the harrisburg expressway. 50 on the outer loop west side just past 795. speeds around 58 on southbound 95 just past 32. this is sandy point. the bay bridge is looking good. we have when warnings. keep that in mind.
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95 at the former county -- fort mchenry toll plaza looks good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. we start with ocean city. nice quiet waters this morning. clouds departing. the clouds have cleared up in the temperature is 43 degrees. not bad this morning. let's check the radar locally. nothing around us. some clouds to the north and west of us. most of the lake effect snow activity was in the north. most of that has dissipated. there is some rain shower activity up in it new england. temperature-wise, not too terribly chilly. some of the ratings have dropped into the 30's as the skies have began to clear. we switch over to the main
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computer right now. we are not able to do that. ok. there were go. la plata, 41 degrees. 43 down at the boardwalk at ocean city. elkton, 38. parkton, the upper 30's. 20's in oakland. 20 degrees. the skies have clear. we had a good cloud deck but that is mostly dissipated. some clouds off to the north and northeast. here is the remains of that weather disturbance pulling away from the area. high pressure is coming in and that will keep us in great shape for a while. eventually the storm system down in texas and mississippi and back into arkansas and oklahoma is coming our way and that is tomorrow's weather. our view came from the grand
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hotel in ocean city, that beach view. everybody will be affected as that storm moves through tomorrow. partly cloudy skies today. still a bit breezy and the wind coming from the northwest at about 10 to 15 miles per hour. 45 to 50 degrees. still -- the sun is still setting before 5:00 p.m. a northwest wind, 10 to 15 knots for boaters in the bay. dry weather today. tomorrow, we will be cloudy in the morning and then will pick up some rain chances in the late morning and afternoon chances. we dry out. maybe some snow in the mountains, minor accumulations in garrett county and allegany county. wheat dry out for the middle of
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the week. in the 40's -- we dry out. wednesday and thursday look dry. closer to 50 on friday. another weather system skipping by the area. a small chance for a chance of scattered showers by the end of the week. >> somewhat in maryland will cop in maryland as a new millionaire. the winning ticket for the parable jackpot was sold in cecil county. we say we like to think it was a maryland, it could be somebody passing through the state somewhere else. >> i thought about that. cecil county is not far from the county line. >> the winner has not come forward yet. this is only the second time someone from maryland has won the entire jackpot.
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-- if they are from maryland. the winning powerball ticket was sold on christmas eve at wesley's restaurant on telegraph road in elkon. the owner said this was the first time his business ever had a winning ticket. the lucky winner is about to be $125 million richer. they will get a lump sum of $79 million. that's $52 million after taxes. but other marylanders will benefit, too. the state gets a portion of the revenue that will go to the general fund. state lottery officals say it's possible the winner has no idea they have won, or they could still be in shock. there are still 13 second-tier prize winners across the nation who have yet to collect their money. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you appeared in looks like santa found some extra time ifts to hise gu feline friends.
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the even added a decorated christmas tree, check cannot imagine stood up for long. here's a look at what is coming up next on "today." >> are you rushing off to the mall to return unwanted holiday presents? have you heard of the term slicing and dicing? the gop presidential candidates and to the home stretch with the caucus is now just eight days away. newt gingrich's campaign has hit a bit of a snag. a boy caught in the middle of a nasty custody dispute. the 15-year-old who became the youngest person to climb the highest mountains on each of the seven continents.
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he will join us live when we get started on a busy monday morning. >> 6:53. >> we will come back and check the weather and traffic together before
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>> the morning commute is looking good. for crowed is closed at harford road. -- fork road. freemont at broken land parkway, north and southbound traffic looks great. a nice start on the northeast corner. >> still mild.
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>> the sun is just coming up. we will see a fair share of sun today in the 40's. to mark, cloudy and rainy chances. most of the rest of the week looks alright. maybe we will see a shower. >> looking for more weather and traffic together? be sure to join us this morning for 11 news at 7:00 a.m. on wbal plus. >> you'll find more local news as well as up-to-date traffic and weather information. you can find it all on comcast channel 208, verizon fios 460, and 11-2. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> have a great day. >> follow breaking news and weather any time at wbaltv.com, and stay connected with us on facebook and twitter.
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