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temperatures will make it into the seven's. a little rain to contend with this morning coming across the western suburbs. -- temperatures will make it into the 70's. a couple of showers. 60 degrees at the airport. we will make it up to 70 degrees this afternoon with a mixture of sun and clouds. we have a slight chance for a shower in the forecast later today. we will check the forecast going into the weekend in just a few minutes. first we say good morning to sarah. >> already starting off with one accident on northbound route 10. you may start to see some delays. you may see delays in the outer loop traveling from harford over towards the west side. the funeral procession for major robert marchanti will go down
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the west side and that will continue down to arlington national cemetery. from 5:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. this morning. delays are expected along that route. this is york road and we're running smoothly. there is a little drizzled this morning. that may impact your ride. this is 895 and so far we are at delay free to and from the harbor tunnel. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the funeral procession is on its way from baltimore to arlington, virginia, for major robert marchanti. family and friends gathered on monday to pay their respects. he he was a baltimore teacher and was killed last month after copies of the koran were burnt
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in afghanistan. he was 48 years old. governor o'malley has ordered all flags be flown at half staff in memory of major robert marchanti. >> stephanie rawlings-blake says she wants to lower the property tax in the hope it will bring more people back to baltimore. kim dacey has more details on the plan. >> the city council president introduced the bill last night and it seemed to be getting a positive reception from other members. baltimore has the highest municipal property-tax rates in the state. the mayor wants to reduce it by 20 cents per one of dollars of value. she believes that will help her meet her goal of attracting 10,000 new families to the city.
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the city cannot afford to offer a more drastic tax cut without slashing services. some question whether scaling back their property tax is enough to reverse years of population decline. >> the city has acquired a reputation and while 20 cents off of property tax is a good start, it may not be enough to overcome the image that the city has gathered over the past decade and a half. >> this bill will not be coming up for a bill until later this spring. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> consumer groups gathered in downtown baltimore calling for more relief for distressed homeowners. the members carried a petition to the bank's regional bosses. the advocates want the bank to start programs that would reduce
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principal payments for homeowners facing already in foreclosure. >> i have given them tens of thousands in interest payments as a service charge. answer my phone call. answer my phone call. let me know where i stand. regional president says, to today's meeting was productive and we look forward to continuing dialogue as part of our commitment to keeping customers in their homes. >> the house and senate cannot come to an agreement on the state budget. the senate plan would tax daily every wage earner in the state. there would be no increase for joint filers who make less than $150,000 a year.
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they limited the super tax bracket. a new measure is passed to suspend electronic harassment laws. it requires the materials be sent to an electronic address unique to the victim. communication does not need to be sent directly to a victim to qualify as harassment. >> a teenage girl was stabbed during a fight at the inner harbor on saturday night. police arrested 10 other teenagers in the same area. to prevent a repeat, police are consulting with school police to learn when a might happen next. a jury senses a former police officer for his involvement in
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the majestic toy company extortion scheme. one man will spend 30 months in prison. he and more than 50 other officers reportedly received money to encourage accident victims to get their cars repaired at majestic. 17 officers were charged. diggs is the second officer to receive a conviction in the case. >> smart meters will be rolled out. they are designed to modernize the electricity grid and will allow the utility to get immediate information about problems. 62 degrees on tv hill.
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republican presidential hopefuls look to stake a claim in the illinois primary. >> having to turn off your electronic device during takeoff or landing might be a thing of the past. >> this is 95 north of the beltway. more weather and traffic when we more weather and traffic when we come right
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hurry and book now, only at southwest.com. ♪ >> welcome back. 5:09. we have some rain in some neighborhoods. we have some rain through parts of howard and carroll county. we can see the showers moving
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through the western suburbs. do not be surprised if you hear a rumble of thunder. that should be dissipating. 58 in taneytown. 59 in frederick. a chance for showers early this morning. perhaps a few more showers this afternoon. a high temperature of 73 degrees. we'll come back and check the seven-day forecast going all the way through the weekend. >> republican presidential candidates are in the land of lincoln today. a comment by rick santorum has him on the defensive. he said i don't care what the unemployment rate is going to be. it doesn't matter to me. mitt romney immediately pounced. rick santorum letter clarified and said he does care but is
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candidacy does not hinge on the unemployment rate. the national cherry blossom festival gets underway. the peak bloom is expected today through friday. we better get in the car. it is weeks ahead of normal. this is the 100th anniversary of the jury by trees on the north bank of the title blossom. >> the faa is going to take a fresh look rules banning the use of personal electronics on planes during taxiing and landing. in the rule change would not include cell phones or smart phones. they will test e-readers and tablets. it will be a lengthy process. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the faa should revise its rules to allow electronic devices like ipads to be used during all parts of a
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flight? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> it should make alec baldwin happy. number trouble. 62 degrees on tv hill. spring is here. a chance to see onions bloom at a restaurant. >> wendy's is the second biggest hamburger chain. >> we are tracking 1 accident this morning. it is along route 10. and the funeral procession may cause some delays.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we're dealing with some drizzle at this morning. if you're traveling, you may want some extra time. we are tracking one accident northbound route 10. that is the only accident. we will see some of delays on the outer loop for the funeral procession of major robert marchanti. it will travel in the outer loop all the way down the west side and continuing on to 95 down to arlington. that is between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. that delays are expected. a bit of a northbound like on
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295. nothing major in the southbound direction. this is greenspring. no sign of any significant delays at the moment. this is security where we are not seeing any delays. volume building just a bit on the south side. 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. good morning. >> good morning. we are moving along nicely on the trains this morning. no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. light rail and metro subway on schedule at this hour. the 47 bus is operating with a delay. the 30 bus diverting at edmondson and swann. i am kurt kronke. >> happy spring. spring is about four hours old. here is the weather setup.
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high pressure up in new england. we have the low clouds and some showers this morning. the jet stream is up into the southern part of canada. it will stay warm. there are these impulses that are drifting by from time to time. we have a impulse drifting through right now. a couple of thundershowers. i saw some lightning strikes on the western part of howard county. you guys might hear a rumble of thunder. western suburbs especially to start the day. that should dissipate later this morning. it will be hard to get rid of the cloud cover. i think we will get some breaks in the overcast. we still have that east wind at the airport. 61 degrees at the airport already this morning. 59 in jarrettsville. the average high temperature is
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55. the forecast -- variable clouds and a chance for a shower. it will not be a steady rain kind of thing. high temperature between 70 and 75. a slight chance for a rain shower. temperatures drop back to around 60 degrees. very little changed tomorrow. maybe a shower. thursday and friday, a better chance we will get some of sunshine to break to the cloud deck. the whole thing starts to break down as we go into the weekend. a better chance for rain on saturday and sunday with highs jumping back into the 60's. >> for the first time, wendy's dethroned burger king as the second biggest hamburger chain.
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when these household burger king by about $100 million in 2011. mcdonald's remained number one. outback steakhouse is kicking off the start of spring by giving away free bloom and onions. mention to your server that you were there to bloom into spring and ask for the free onions. a new trend in gaming. women and mothers are turning to video games for some release. >> whenever the single mother has a spare minute, she is playing her favorite on-line game. >> when i have some down time, that is what i do it. >> she is not the only mother turning to a game console.
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>> mom's spend five hours a week playing games. these games are more casual like words with friends or drop 7. >> the key word is casual. >> moms are coming in for short periods. >> are waiting for the laundry to end or you're on the commute home. umping that engages your mind -- something that engages your mind. >> how bad is it? >> i do not think she plays more than i do. she plays more than i do. stop doing it and come cook dinner. >> she gives me the looked.
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>> she finds activities with her family away from the devices. averaged shipways three hours a week. >> i have my ipad gaming and i got a pedicure. >> you do both. >> i love solitaire on my ipad. >> i use the deck of cards and lay them out. that is fun. another blockbuster day for apple. jane king has the bloomberg business report. good morning. >> good morning. walmart getting ready to unveil a new program that will allow people to shop online with cash. this starts next month. customers will be able to preserve things online and pick
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them up at stores. futures this morning are just quiet and steady. we did close a slight bit higher yesterday. the nasdaq got a boost from apple. a stock buyback from apple. apple's shares closing above $600 for the first time ever. apple sold more than 3 million ipads in the debut weekend. that is for select countries including the u.s. it goes on sale in 24 additional countries on friday. businesses can -- amazon has a daily deal site and
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is offering a $10 gift card today for $5 today only. the deal when live 3:00 a.m. this morning. more than 12,000 of them have been sold. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> it seems just about everything oprah winfrey turns to gold. her tv network may be in some trouble. >> the ratings for own have not been too hot. i will have more on that coming up in the next hour. >> thank you. >> 5:23. following a few healthy tips can help keep your heart in top shape. >> what does it take? >> what does it take?
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>> if you want to get heart healthy, doctors say it is possible. >> the more factors you have, the healthier you will be. >> cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the united states. now a new study finds if you follow seven livestock recommendations, you are less likely to die from cardiovascular disease. here is what experts recommend. do not smoke. be physically active. try to have a normal blood glucose level. maintain a healthy way teight ad eat a nutritious diet. younger participants, women, non-hispanics whites tended to
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be more likely to acquire the recommendations in their own lifestyles. the more of these factors people had in their lives, the more likely participants would cut their risk of developing cardiovascular disease. particularly if they make these choices and a younger age. >> was it shocking news for you? >> are you kidding me? wow. >> 5:27. 62 degrees on tv hill. >> it is important. still to come to dodge the mayor has a new plant to lower property tax rates in the city. >> the land of lincoln takes its turn in picking a presidential favorite. i will show you what is on news. in today's
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>> if it does not rain, you will not get wet. we will check the forecast in just a few minutes. >> the could be some delays in your morning commute. we will update you
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. we do have some delays to pass along. queen anne's county on a 90- minute delay. kent county, also 90 minute delays. >> we have patchy fog around the baltimore. that could affect the drive time. if you like the strikes showing
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up on the radar. you may hear the rumble of thunder in howard county this morning. that stuff should dissipate pretty quickly. we have a chance for a shower or thunderstorm this afternoon. high temperature between 70 and 75. we're in the low 60's and will make it up to 70 this afternoon. today is the first day of spring. >> the funeral procession is what we've been talking about this morning for major robert marchanti. northbound route 10 we have an accident that hopefully will be cleared. the funeral procession has passed to the north side of the beltway. we're back to 60 miles per hour. moving down towards 95 on the south side. it will continue down to the capital beltway to arlington
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national cemetery. we will continue to update you on delays after that stretch. it is expected to be between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. the area roads may be wet. this is the west side. you can see the flashing lights on the funeral procession. not daying things too bad because tt earlier. we will keep you posted. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> it is decision day in illinois where voters are heading to the primary. >> there could be a new twist in the long race for the gop nomination. we have more. good morning. >> good morning. illinois is the adopted home state of president obama and the
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birthplace of president reagan. this could be a turning point in the campaign. mitt romney and rick santorum came to illinois with one common message. >> i want to make sure i become the nominee. >> after that, they focused on their differences. mitt romney touts his business experience and says the economy is the top priority. rick santorum focuses on freedom. >> i don't care what the unemployment rate is going to be. it doesn't matter to me. >> i do care the unemployment rate. i want to get people back to work. >> course i care about the unemployment rate. >> and illinois win would change the election.
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mitt romney is 14 points ahead of rick santorum. mitt romney has more money to spend, highlighting the endorsement in 2008. >> if you want a conservative as the nominee of this party, you must vote for mitt romney. >> rick santorum says that is a different race and those worked against him. moronic hoping illinois it does not give pricks santorum that number. >> what will it mean if rick santorum wins illinois? >> he will say that i've picked up some conservative states and now i've come from behind in a big midwest state where mitt romney was expected to win. as we said, he has a big uphill battle tonight if he is going to accomplish it.
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>> thank you. mitt romney is heading to maryland tomorrow at of the state's april 3 primary. he will attend a town hall event at the american legion hall in arbutus at 4:00 p.m. no tickets are required. other possible stops in the state have not been announced. >> 20 cents by 2020 is the new proposal by the mayor to bring more families back in baltimore city. kim dacey is live with the details of the plan. >> the bill was introduced last night. it seems be getting a lot of support from other council members. according to the mayor's office, baltimore has the highest municipal property-tax rate in
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the state. the mayor wants to reduce it by 20 cents per $100 in value. she believes that will help meet her goal of attracting 10,000 new families to the city. >> every penny that we go down makes us in low more competitive and i will work to could see that trend. >> the measure was introduced on monday night. he is confident the city can make up for lost revenue. >> when you go to atlantic city and all is different places, all you see is maryland tags. we want to keep those right here in baltimore. i think it is a safe bet. >> the savings for homeowners would be small at first. in 2014, the tax bill would drop to $240. but some question whether scaling back the property tax is
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enough to reverse years of population decline fueled by factors including crime. >> the city unfortunately has acquired a reputation, and while 20 cents off of property tax is certainly a good start, it may not be enough to overcome some of the -- the images that the city has sort of gathered over the last decade and a half. >> the mayor says the city cannot afford to offer a more drastic tax cut without slashing course services like education funding. this bill will not come up to a vote until later this spring. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> anthony brown wants to boost awareness of federal insurance option. the campaign is designed to enhance participation in the plan. that is for people who cannot qualify for insurance because of a pre-existing condition. >> might not have to turn off
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portable electronic devices the next time you take off or land. the faa will take a new look. any rule change would not have include cell phones or smart phones. the agency will explore testing e-readers and tablets. it will be a lengthy process. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the faa should revise its rules to allow electronic devices like ipads to be used during all parts of a flight? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. can to make a call on an ipad? >> no, you can skype. i will explain that later. >> the rotary of my phone -- 62
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for the achiever in you. >> welcome back to 11 news today. 64 degrees. you can see some fog in baltimore. caroline county has a two-hour delay. you can see the delays on the crawl on your screen or on our
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website. we have some rain in some of the western suburbs. some thundershowers in howard county and in carroll county. west of baltimore, you'll see some rain to start the day. a chance for a few showers early this morning. sunshine will break through the clouds. maybe if you showers this afternoon. high temperature of 73 degrees. will come back and check the seven forecast going all the way through the weekend. >> children in low-income neighborhoods can get more exercise when the have access to walking and bike trails. >> researchers compared physical activity in two low-income neighborhoods. had extra wide sidewalks that could accommodate bikers and
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joggers. children who live next to the wider trails were three times more likely to engage in exercise. >> if you have ever googled in symptoms when you are 6, many people are making health message boards the first top for information. most people still know they have to visit them eventually. the important thing is not to self-diagnosed or use unreliable sites. >> it can be a little frightening. 62 degrees on tv hill. the lady terps go to battle against louisville. >> that was a real nail biter. >> we're talking about the fund raiser coming up this weekend. you can help those in need.
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>> tony says if there rains you will get wet. there are some showers out there. we will stay on the warm side. he will have the
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. there are some problems out there and many are related to the funeral procession we're checking. it is continuing down the west side. 30 as you make your approach to interstate 95. it will continue down toward the capital beltway and arlington national cemetery. watch for delays throughout that route this morning. we will keep you posted. this is frederick road. this is the southwest side of the beltway. delays are in place in the outer
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loop. this is 95 north of 195. not too bad but we will see some delays shortly as the funeral procession continues. we will continue to keep you posted. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we check on the buses and the trains with kurt kronke. >> we have if you bust place including the f-15, 23, 47. those buses operating with delays. a diversion at fort and lawrence. light rail is on schedule. metro subway on time. marc trains looking good. no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> thank you. we have some rain this morning. we will check the forecast in just a few minutes. ava marie is showing her artistic side to how about a great charity.
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>> good morning. we're at the timonium fairgrounds and this'll be the site of the big event happening this weekend. it is called empty bowl. i love the connection. tying an integral you're helping the community with food, shelter, and homeless is. i'm here with three separate we painted these baowls. >> the event is this saturday at the time orient fair grounds. people can come in and they get to pick from a beautiful b bowls.housands of oddba there will be a pottery demonstration to show the process of the clay, making a bowl. a cooking demonstration to make soup.
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we have about 13 programs that help people in need. >> you have so many programs. you are providing those basic needs and improve the quality of knife. >> anywhere from getting them some clothing or finding some shelter overnight to improving their quality of life and helping them transition back into hopefully permanent housing. >> people come here and they know exactly where their money is going to and they get to take home a bowl that can remind them about the yvette. >> you can remember that you helped somebody in need and you help to fill those bowls by coming to the yvette. >> we have a lunch and tha dinner seating. >> it is only $20.
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>> you can purchase tickets on our website. come check out and find some bowls from different members of the committee. we can see some showers trying to make its way over the metro area. we do have some fog to worry about. i found the bowls that we painted. i painted a crab. collins painted snow on his. a weather bowl. >> day would not let me make one -- they would not let me make one. >> they saw your gingerbread house. >> this is all for a great cause.
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will get a closer look at some of the wbal bowls. here is the weather setup. high pressure in new england. things will be kept warm. the moisture comes in off the ocean and its banks up against the mountains. ava was just talking about this. some showers in the western suburbs. most is back in montgomery county. we have some rain through howard county and some thunder reported out there. don't be surprised if you hear the rumble of thunder. that should dissipate over the next couple of hours. these clouds will be pretty thick. i think eventually the clouds will break up in little bit later this body. we still have the east wind going. the moisture will stick around a while. 61 degrees at the airport.
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58 in parkton. 60 in rock hall on the eastern shore. variable clouds and a chance for some rain showers. high temperature between 70 and 75. it will be rather humidity. areas of fog will redevelop again. temperatures drop back to around 60 degrees. same story tomorrow. 30% chance for a rain shower. mitt 70's on thursday and friday. then it breaks down over the weekend with a chance for rain on saturday and sunday and temperatures falling back into the 60's. >> 61 degrees on tv hill. the lady terps make a push for the sweet 16. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. hope you have them. as a fashion blogger,
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>> struggle and stress lead to sweetness for the maryland women's basketball team who events to the sweet 16.
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they get there with a win over louisville last night. rpsks in the home wide -- tepr in the home white. laurin mincy got the terps back into this. thomas was not a factor with two early fouls and a technical foul. she had six points. top of the key put maryland in front. 7 and 1/2 minutes left. shoni schimmel puts the little back and front by one. it came down to the final seconds. becky burke for the tie. the shot was no good. maryland advances to the sweet
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16. they will face texas tech after the win at last night over lutherville. i'm gerry sandusky. hope your day is off to a fantastic start. >> thank you. >> quarterback peyton manning is bringing his talents to new heights. on is my decision -- more on his mile high decision. >> ashton could is heading into kutcher isshton could ser heading into space. >> we have a funeral procession that continues down towards the capital beltway. ♪
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