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>> good afternoon, everyone. i'm sarah caldwell. the weather is our big story. a system is moving through tonight that could make things a little dicey. let's go straight to meteorologist john collins. >> deceptively quiet right now and peaceful and very nice. get out and take advantage of what you have it because things will turn over tonight. it take a look at the satellite radar imagery. it shows just some clouds will begin now. but we have plenty of sunshine. very nice. but storms are beginning to move into india and ohio.
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already the heaviest snow is in wisconsin and illinois. all moving our way. but our temperatures will be kind of on the edge. so, it won't only be snow, but it will be sleet and ice and eventually rain and it could be the sleet and the ice more of a feature. the broad area, advisories and watches and warnings. kind of bordering our area as walker we will give you details on how the storm will be paid in just a minute. in a utah doctor accused of murder in a botched abortion being held with $300,000 bail. he was extradited to maryland thursday to face charges of first and second degree murder as well as conspiracy. authorities learned of the case after he allegedly drove a new jersey teenager to end of the hospital after she suffered a ruptured uterus and injured ball in the late term abortions, and maryland is one of 38 states that could bring murder charges
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against someone accused of killing a viable fetus. anne arundel county police track down a man they say is this possible for hitting -- for a hit and run accident. 41-year-old marco garcia was hit by a car. while the driver never stopped, witnesses identified the vehicle, found four days later with damage consistent with the accident. police recovered dna which was inside the car which led them to 57-year-old john corelli of baltimore, charged with numerous traffic offenses. our other big story this noon, football friday. the cheerleaders got an early start with breakfast. that was fun. now the caravan is downtown for lunch. we find lowell melser serve. i bet the excitement is revving up. you have a tough gig. >> forget the game, i got the cheerleaders right here. i will just enjoy this for a
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little moment. purple friday is here. one of the biggest book off friday's of the year. the purple caravan is on its way, should be here momentarily and with the caravan of course, the cheerleaders, all the former playmakers, and even gerry sandusky will be here, the voice of the ravens, leading the pack rally. earlier this morning, the caravan started at alonso's, and they were there with 98 in rock with a special broadcast. a great time, telling the fans will the whole thing will be about. what is interesting at the gallery is both here and at giant food stores around the area, fans will get a chance actually to win a trip for two to sunday's game. which sounds good to me. the purple caravan will wrap up tonight at bill -- bistro in partville and we will be there with the action at 5:00 and 6:00. live at the gallery, the crowd
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is definitely starting to form. folks are excited. all the details, as i said, at 5:00 and 6:00. a live downtown with poe and the ravens cheerleaders. lowell melser certification, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a big going away for ravens players. quarterback joe slacker and wide receiver smith where the guest of honor at the rally -- quarterback joe flacco and wide receiver were the guests of honor. >> these people of the reason why we are here today and why we are still playing the way we are. >> they meant a lot to. part of the reason why we are undefeated at home and the reason we play as hard as we do. >> fans say they were thrilled to get a chance to meet their favorite players as they gear up for the championship game against the new wheatland patriots. that brings us to this. grab your cellphone bedtime for the ravens text question. who is going to win? send a text of this number.
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text the letter a if you think the ravens will win and letter b, if you think the preacher to win. standard text messaging rates apply. we will feel -- reveal the results at 11 is at 5:00 and 6:00. join us saturday night for our 1-hour special, "the road to indianapolis." live from new england at 7:00 right here on tv-11. one thing we have a leg up on with boston -- they are more rude apparently than we are, at least according to travel and leisure magazine. the city that never sleeps, new york, tops the list, followed by miami, d.c., and a leg, and ballston came in fifth and baltimore was ninth. -- boston coming in fifth and baltimore was ninth. republican candidates held a
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second debate in north carolina last night that -- but as tracy potts reports, the first big issue to, was newt gingrich's personal life. >> newt gingrich's wife of 18 years told abc he cheated on her while publicly promoting family values. >> he was asking to have an open marriage, and i refused. >> gingrich admits being unfaithful but chided cnn by making it question no. one. >> to take an ex-wife and make it two days before the primary, a significant question of a presidential campaign, is as close to despicable as anything i can imagine. let me be quite clear -- the story is false. >> just hours after rick perry dropped out and endorsed newt gingrich. rick santorum questions whether newt gingrich's past could cost republicans of the election had >> it is -- the war is a moment
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that something is going to pop, and we cannot afford that. >> mitt romney still says he will wait until april to release his tax returns. >> i obviously pay all my taxes, honest with my dealings with people. >> ron paul says he has no intention of relations -- releasing his. >> nobody is challenging a because i have no conflict of interest. >> cnn's latest poll shows that romney's the leading with gingrich 10 points behind the newt gingrich is gaining support and romney is slipping. in fact, some polls have been bridge ahead by a few points, and also he released his tax return, looks like he made over $3 million and paid almost $1 million in taxes last year. >> while the gop contenders exchanged verbal barbs, the president serenade of supporters at a fund raiser. i ♪ so in love with you ♪ ♪
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>> that was president obama at a fund-raiser in harlem. he delighted the crowd by singing a few notes of the song by al green, one of the evening's guest. he showed his voice was not half bad. still ahead on 11 news at noon, get ready to pay more for stamps again. how much they are going up and when it takes effect. plus, have to cancel a non- refundable flight? you could still get your store -- some of your money back. first, a raging wildfire destroyed close to one dozen homes in reno, nevada. the latest
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"and what's your name?" "oh, it's flo." "and what do you do?" "oh, i sell insurance like no one else." "oh, that's nice." "thank you." now, that's progressive. call or click today. >> winds in excess of 80 miles an hour fuelling a brush fire near reno, nevada. at least 10 homes destroyed and dozens threatened. so far more than 10,000 people have been evacuated. as hundreds of firefighters battled the blaze, someone of a break in recent hours as rain has started falling. said news in the music world, legendary singer etta james passed away. her longtime friend and managers said she died in the hospital. she had been in and out of the hospital recently and has leukemia.
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her voice lib of classics like "at last" and "something's got a hold of me." she will be missed. still to come, why it is a good weekend to eat out in baltimore. details on restaurant week. plus, honey can do more than just sweetened tea. how it can help you fight the common cold. >> the temperature map shows the cold and the warm and the storm will be riding right between them coming over us. seen just about anything in the next 24 hours. details of the forecast coming up. at the moment, sun. at the moment, sun.
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>> in today's consumer alert,
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the cost of stamps going up today. beginning sunday, the price of first-class postal stamp will go up a penny to 45 cents. the first increase in more than two years. postage for postcards will increase by 3 cents to 32 cents and letters to canada or mexico will do -- go up by 5 cents. if you have forever stamps, they are still valid and always equal and balanced to the first class 1 ounce rate. the cost -- all parts of the country have been walloped by old man winter this week, other parts are still waiting for winter to arrive but heating oil is still costly and lobbyists say the high prices are not because of supply and demand. >> despite the recent chilly in the air, it has been a slow winter for benzoil co. of lindenhurst, sales down 40%. >> waiting for winter. >> with milder temperatures,
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will demand falling and supplies plentiful, you would expect oil prices to be dropping. but this customer just paid over $4 a gallon to fill his home's tank. >> isn't that ridiculous? and it is not cold. it not fair. >> familiar sentiment in many area homes heated by oil. but local oil suppliers say don't blame us. >> it's got nothing to do with supply and demand and more. >> oil prices are high, says a lobbyist, for one reason -- commodities brokers. >> every american is taking it in the year for a group of people that are making a lot of money. >> kevin rooney said investors continue to drive up prices while never actually taking possession of any will. the situation he clings congress has tried and failed to regulate. >> god almighty, isn't it time somebody started acting in a responsible manner and looked at the long-term negative impact
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on our economy? >> the only silver lining, experts say, is even if the weather turns colder, the price of home heating oil will not go much higher. but for many, it is already too high. >> a lot of people getting rich over this. and in congress, what are they doing? >> if you need to cancel a flight to worry about losing the cost of the ticket, well, just because the flight was non- refundable does not necessarily mean you cannot get some money back. it does not apply to the fees and the add-ons. for example, the september 11 security fee, up to $10 roundtrip and two types of immigration and customs fees, $5 to $7 each. many times the airlines cannot offer this information so you just have to ask. looking for something to do tonight? you may want to head downtown to that. today kicks off restaurant week. 3 course dinners for either $30 -- $30.12 or $20.12, it runs through the 29th and for a list
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of restaurants goes to and click on entertainment. >> deceptively quiet right now but moving to the west and southwest is our next storm, an online. a little weak one going through yesterday. it did not amount to anything. this has a little more kick, moisture. a great deal of snow -- indiana, illinois, to minnesota and iowa. amex precipitation. ice and sleep getting to the ohio river valley. a dividing line between freezing and subfreezing and not freezing temperatures. that is going to be right over our area tonight and tomorrow. at the moment, we are struggling to make above freezing. sitting there at the freezing point, annapolis. salisbury up to 40. good sunshine. westminster, 25. frederick said appraising point.
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20 at frost bird right now. satellite image shows the big, heavy clouds, where most of the snow is falling but the knicks of precipitation in the ohio river the river valley. we are on the cold side of things at the moment. waves will develop along the front. storms developing to the west. trekking along the front and coming up toward us in the next 24 hours. there will be warm air mixing in with cold air and we will be at the transition point later tonight and tomorrow when it. that means we could see just about everything, starting with snow and eventually sleet and freezing rain before it turns to rain. but for the rest of the afternoon, sun going to clouds. a lot of clout as the evening. chilly, 35-40 and struggling to make it to 35 right now. variable winds, 10-15 miles an hour. here is how looks tonight. clouding up by late afternoon and evening, and by midnight, probably some snow falling. temperatures in the 20's.
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by 3:00 a.m. begin to mix the snow with sleep. depending on when it happens, a little later of north and sooner down south. cutting into the snow accumulations. but sleet can accumulate a little bit. then things getting pretty slippery. temperatures, 28. by 6:00 a.m., most of the snow is gone except perhaps to the north but we are beginning to see freezing rain mixed with the sleet. that is what i think things will get dangerous. temperatures right around 30 degrees. here is the instant whether futurecast to show what happens. by 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, we begin to see the wintry mix coming away, the sleet and freezing rain, the pink shade and the snow is the narrow band of blue/white. then the mix comes into the picture and eventually during the day we get some rain exceed in as well. here is what the future-past calls for. less than an inch south of baltimore. but for baltimore, maybe an inch
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or two, closer to three toward the pennsylvania line. we have watches and advisories' mostly north and west of us for some really dangerous what. but we could see slippery streets here. morning, freezing rain on saturday. rain tapers off in the afternoon. temperatures above freezing, and the upper 30's to near 40. here is the seven-day forecast. 38 today, 38 tomorrow, but overnight we see the mix of precipitation lasting into the morning hours before a change to rain. sunday looks dry. some evening rain showers, maybe. high-temperature 39 and i your chance of rain on monday -- a higher chance of rain on monday. >> in today's medical alert, an ancient natural remedy is making a comeback in the world of medicine -- honey. it can help with the common cold and studies have found four young children, honey may be more affected than over-the- counter cough medicine. more on the healing power of
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this sticky, sweet treat. >> the signs are there. >> how are you feeling? >> flushed cheeks, sore throat, rhinos, this 5-year-old has a cold. >> a lot of medications. i know there are a lot of side effects. >> mother victoria hesitates to reach for over-the-counter cough medicine. instead, she opts for a natural heeler, honey. >> ancient egyptians used honey to treat wounds even thousands of years ago. they were on to something. >> this pediatrician says honey is making a comeback with parents who did not want to deal with side effects of their kids feel from over the counter medications. >> there were days, eyes were violated. they were not responding well. >> honey can even be more effective than a cough medicine for children under 6. he says parents should give their little ones about a half a teaspoon two to three times a day but never to children less
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than a year old, their bodies cannot handle it. >> particularly buckwheat honey -- when it was administered to children it actually outperformed the major ingredient in a lot of over-the- counter cold medicines. >> of the darker the better when it comes to the healing ingredients in a funny. buckwheat honey is most commonly used to fight cold symptoms. he says it can help heal wounds if applied topically. >> they have a call, i always -- my grandmother told me give them some tea and honey. >> and possibilities for a healing power that is proving to be timeless. >> we will be right back. >> we will be right back.
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