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do not be scared. a few clouds hanging around. 30% chance for a shower. let's see what is happening on the roads. >> made you take your costume off. we're still dealing with a lot of debris removal around the area. flooding could still be an issue. east down 40 in northeast, we have some closures. also some closures in the white marsh area. watch for closures because of debris. in anne arundel county, at some closures at 175 and route 3.
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some of traffic lights could be out. here's a quick, live look at traffic. this is 97 and so far running smoothly. we expect things to return to normal on the major roadways. this is baltimore national pike where we're up to speak at the moment. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. . -- sandy's math aftermath. >> officials say it all mta and metro operations are up and running. 00 outagesan 860 reported by b.g.e. >> we have been able to find a
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few trees downed. jennifer franciotti will have more on that coming up later this morning. people in low lying areas had to assess any damage. people are used to the flooding in some neighborhoods but are grateful that this storm wasn't as bad as isabel was. >> in comparison, this was a piece of cake. it is a bill, my basement was flooded -- in isabel, my basement was flooded. >> in comparison, this was nothing. >> there are a number of school closings this morning. >> good morning. trouble for businesses.
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harford county is closed because of sandy. an carroll county is opening two hours later -- and anne arundel county is opening two hours late. some schools may come back on today. baltimore county is opening on time today but there are 17 schools there without power. if you have lights today, there will be school. 10 schools without power in howard county. they made a determination to make sure their clothes. baltimore city, harford county, out. anne arundel county, two hours
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late with the exception of 17 schools. out west, they have all that snow. week will keep you posted -- we will keep you posted. >> my kids have school. more information at wbaltv.com. >> new york and new jersey are still dealing with some major damage. >> president obama will toward new jersey -- will tour the jersey. >> maryland did not get the worst of sandy. a lot of folks that are picking up the pieces.
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from the sky you can see homes nearly submerged. on the ground, the governor come for the people deal with their communities and with their own devastation. >> very difficult. >> sandy destroyed boardwalks and buried cars, like this one. >> the wind was blowing. you don't know what is going to happen. >> massachusetts to virginia to tennessee, people began the long cleanup process. >> the path of destruction is going to be felt for some time. >> politics took a back seat. people collected items for storm victims. >> it is part of the american spirit, and to give to people that are in need. >> back to work. >> the president visited david cross office with a message.
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>> i told the mayors and governors if they are getting no for an answer, they can call me personally at the white house. >> if they call this afternoon, they will not be able to reach the president at the white house. he is flying to atlantic city to check out all that damage. >> just incredible pictures. should we expect any political sniping between the president and governor christie? >> governor christie is that high-profile republican and often attacks the president. we should not expect to much rancor today because governor christie has been complimentary of the president so far. he said the president has done an outstanding job dealing with this storm. likely will see cooperation between the two.
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>> at least for a day. >> 41 degrees at the airport. president obama focusing on storm damage. >> the story isn't over just yet. a new deal could bring "star wars" back. >> this is the beltway at liberty road. [ female announcer ] ready for a taste of what's hot?
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it is chilly but quiet. a couple of sprinkles here and there. it will not affect the morning rush. it will be another chilly day. the forecast for this holiday -- that is a pretty good graphic. john made that. i didn't say i made that. mostly cloudy today with a 20% chance for a rain shower. high temperature in the mid 50's. >> a small community in new york has several feet of flooding and loss dozens of homes because of a sandy. there was a major fire in breezy
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point, new york. there are pockets of fire still smoldering. much of breezy point is still under water. today, mitt romney will be in florida. paul ryan will be in wisconsin. joe biden will be in florida before heading to iowa. president obama will keep his focus on storm damage and recovery. >> a deal between disney and the production company behind the " star wars" movies is in the making. the deal includes rights to the "indiana jones" franchise. that brings us to our water
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cooler question of the day. purchaseink disney's of the lucas film library will be good for the "star wars" film library? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 5:12. 41 degrees at the airport. plenty of "star wars" costumes. >> we are trying to make a return to normal on the area roads. we have some anncr: it's endorsed by business leaders... small business owner: question seven means thousands of jobs... in baltimore and across maryland... anncr: and labor groups...
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. we're trying to return to normal. we start in northeast where debris is still an issue on route 40. watch for closures. in white marsh, another closure because of debris. in phoenix, northbound york road, we still have enclosures in effect because of the partial building collapsed. some closures in effect at seminary avenue. in crofton, we have some flooding. here's a quick, live look at traffic. this is 97. north and southbound traffic in
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pretty good shape. we have some leaves to watch for and some downed trees in spots blocking lanes. no problems at baltimore national pike. 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 to talk to you. >> thank you. we're back to full service on the mta systems. a few diversions that are storm related. full service on the local bosses. the commuter buses are also on full-service. 870 is running 10 minutes late on the brunswick line. light rail is running on time. i am kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> good morning.
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things are pretty quiet but we still have some minor flooding problems. it takes a while for the water to drain off. various counties we have flood advisories in effect. a stream or creek could still be doing some flooding. 37 in taneytown. 41 at the airport. 43 in chestertown. we're still under the influence of the storm. you can see the circulation. the center is in western pennsylvania. it will get a little breezy this afternoon. 30% chance for a rain shower. it will not cause a problem for trick-or-treating. we could see a few sprinkles on the radar and some snow in far
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western maryland. there could be a passing light rain shower or sprinkle. 30% chance for a rain shower. high temperature in the mid 50's. the wind will pick up this afternoon. this evening should be no problem. there might be a sprinkle. sunset is that a 6:06. mostly cloudy skies. temperatures in the upper 30's and low 40's. humidity 50's tomorrow. the clouds will thicken up on sunday and there could be some rain showers early next week. this weekend, daylight saving time comes to an end. tuesday next week is election day. >> finding the right halloween
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costume is one of the fun parts of the holiday. some parents have trouble finding an appropriate costume for their kids. >> halloween when karen was a little girl might have looked something like this. little girl and they felt it cost him looking like a pumpkin. this is what some costumes look like today. >> halloween has become a gender display ritual. >> it has been called a disturbing trend. the packages often in them towards pre adolescence. >> the message is you can be anything you want as long as you're also hot. >> and she is not alone.
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mother even assembled a slide show. cave girl a decade ago and cave girl now. even the clown outfit has a sexy sister. >> young girls to be a bill liadult like. >> i would prefer -- >> one solution is parents to buy outfit's marketed to boys. the hard part is convincing your child is for their own good. >> it is looking like gas prices are falling. the national average fell to
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$3.53. refineries in the east were shut down because of sandy. drivers will not be filling up because roads are blocked. jpmorgan chase will waive or credit fees through today for customers in states affected by sandy. the fees include insufficient fund fees. other banks are offering similar waivers. >> wolfe street will head back to work today and so does jane king. of thestand you're one many millions in new york without power and heat. >> that is exactly the case and no water, is a huge
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inconvenience. we lived downtown. went to visit some friends last night. everything is black south of 39th street. we're trying to make the most of it. i have two children and they have been brave climbing stairs. we're trying to be as patient as we can. flashlight is a life saver. nice to be back this morning. sandy has come and gone and u.s. stock market trading will reopen today. it was suspended for two. the stock exchange was under pressure to reopen its doors.
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stock futures this morning are quiet. the date of october jobs report is due this friday. many are wondering whether the data would be out on time. the bureau of labor statistics is working hard for the timely release. baltimore's jobless rate is improving. the jobless rate dropped to 7.1% in baltimore. it is still halloween. the drought is a good thing for pumpkin farmers. more pumpkins are available and that means prices have been pretty cheap. that bloomberg headquarters, i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news.
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>> your new home away from home. be.ust tell me where to >> no power on my end as well. >> i am with you. >> we will see you next hour. >> i cannot imagine 31 flights. >> those are troopers. >> scammers stealing money out of the atm. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think disney's purchase of the lucas film library will be good for the future of the "star wars" franchise? 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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>> most people are extra cautious of their surroundings when taking money from an atm.
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>> a crime that cause some customers a lot of time and money. here's a preview. >> it was a brazen crime that happened over and over again at atms at dozens of maryland's banks and it was all caught on tape. we obtained these exclusive images appeared the devices read customer account information and records pin numbers. then they drain the account. >> the money they took out -- >> she was wary their creditors might think she was a write-in illegals checks. the scammers -- one of them is still on the loose. how the fees critic duplicate debit cards and got away with a crime for more than a year. some simple things you can do.
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>> that is frightening. 41 degrees at the airport. continuing coverage of the 70's aftermath. >> back on the campaign trail. with the presidential candidates are doing today, six days before the election. >> it is halloween. we'll let you know what you can expect for trick-or-treating this evening. stay tuned. >> the cleanup process continues. we're still dealing with flooding and debris-related closures.
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>> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. glutony begin.y beg >> you almost forget it is halloween. >> you can take the mask off now. >> there was a cartoon with a bunch of kids going to a door. "i am at weatherman." the guy turns and runs away. give us candy and will not go away.
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right now it is chilly. take a jacket with you. 41 at the airport. about a 20% chance for a sprinkle. breezy with a few clouds. a high near 55 this afternoon. >> you may have to wear a coat over your batman costume. >> parents will have that conversation. >> we have some closures because of debris and flooding will be an issue. along pulaski highway in white marsh, watch for closures because of flooding. there is debris 146. same situation at 145. rather road avenue, we have some closures -- railroad avenue.
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falls road and seminary avenue, we have some debris. 175 in gambles, watch for flooding. we're starting to return to normal in terms of volume. here's a quick, live look at traffic. this is 97. traffic looks fine at the moment. this is baltimore national pike and the west side is up to speed. we will fill you in on any problems. so far so good on the major roadways. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> officials will continue to survey all the damage today and residents will start cleaning up. >> the ge is reporting 86,000 outages -- b.g.e. is reporting
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86,000 outages. >> there is a gas station behind me that still has its windows taped up. overall, the consensus in baltimore county, it could happen worse. compared to new york city, we dodged a bullet. the effects of sandy can still be felt all over the state. flooding in parts of ocean city. sandy left her mark as she made landfall. people had to wait for their property to assess any damage. those that wilson point are used to flooding. but they're grateful to the storm wasn't as bad as visible was -- isabel was. >> compared to isabel, this was
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a piece of cake. it's a piece of cake. in isabel, my whole basement was flooded to the ceiling. >> during isabel, it was chest deep. in comparison, this is mild. i'd say really mild. this is a nice storm, though. but compared to isabel, this is nothing. >> another reminder that sandy had passed through the area appeared 11 news run around with the coast guard as they search for damage and debris. there are no roadways blocked off because of flooding. individuals may have a localized flooding and the men have to do with trees down in their yard. the only roadway in baltimore county that is shut down because they treat is further down as it reaches bright side. there is a treat that is blocking the roadway. there's no indication that that road is closed. something to be aware of. jennifer franciotti reporting live. >> if you're dealing with
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property damage, you should contact insurance immediately and take a full inventory including pictures. residents should repair damage to the extent needed to prevent additional damage. putting a tarp over roof damage. do not do too much before getting a visit from an insurance representative. >> once is gone, it is more difficult for the adjuster to do their job. >> you can call. >> we continue our team coverage with tim tooten. he has been tracking the third day of school closings. >> the list continues to grow.
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baltimore city schools are closed today. over to the west, allegany because of the snow. half a dozen schools are still without power but they will open today. one hour delay in kent county. baltimore county is on time all but 18 schools because no power . the same story for a howard county. there on time except for 11 schools. there will try to open schools wherever possible. there will be school for the majority of you today. >> early voting stations were shut down. early voting will pick back up
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today. the hours have been extended from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. the deadline for absentee ballot applications was extended to tonight. the new deadline is 11594 fax and e-mail. after a break, the presidential campaign resumes today, sort of. >> governor mitt romney will be talking politics. tracie potts has the latest from washington. >> today the campaign is back on, sort of. paul ryan as rallies in wisconsin. avoiding questions about fema after collecting supplies for storm victims. >> i appreciate your generosity.
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it is part of the american spirit. >> president obama is dealing dy's aftermath.fterma >> i told the mayors and governors they can call me personally at the white house. >> the president has been outstanding. i didn't give a damn about election day. ck to me.atter a link to >> the president is not scheduled to visit new york. >> we may see a long lines today. early voting resumes in maryland and washington, d.c. new jersey might be moving some polling places.
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west virginia may bring in portable generators. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> you can download are new smartphone app. >> 5:40. 41 degrees at the airport. nobody wants their house to get egged. >> there are some alternatives. some health your suggestions -- some healthier suggestions. >> we're
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>> welcome back. things are pretty quiet this morning. it is a little chilly. temperatures are a little cooler in the suburbs. lower 40's.and mo 40' a mixture of sun and clouds. about a 20% chance for a sprinkle. high temperature around 55. will come back and check the forecast going into the weekend. >> a way to take the pain away when removing a band-aid. >> there is a new medical tape that will stick to your skin and
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peel off easily. a baby's skin rips easier than adults. no word on when it bandages will hit the stores. >> it is a ritual. >> it is a fine line to walk in handing out treats. >> what is this? le.is an ampp free gum and small lollipops' instead of chewy candy bars. lower fat options include twas peppermints and york patties. >> 41 degrees at the airport. a successful season for the orioles.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. let's do you up to speed. northbound york road, we have some debris in the way and some lanes closed in the northbound direction of york road. 175 in gambles, we still have some flooding -- in gambrills. not bad on the north side.
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14 on southbound 95 down towards 32. we're starting to return to normal. call ahead if you're heading out of town. we had some flights canceled at the airport. here's a quick, live look at traffic. this is the beltway at 97. north and southbound is problem free. no problems on the north side over towards the west side. volume is starting to build at liberty. 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're back to full service on the mta services. we have a few bus diversions. the 23 bus is by passing wildwood park way. 14 bus is by passing an anne arundel committee college .
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light rail and metro subway back on full schedule. the camden and 10 traipenn traie operating unscheduled. >> there's still some flooding problems left behind. if you live near a small creek, that will be running fault for the next couple of days. it takes a long time for the water to drain off. there could be some minor flooding for the next few days. 41 at the airport. 37 in taneytown. it is a chilly start. there's a couple of sprinkles but nothing of any consequence. the storm is still pretty close to us. we're on the backside so the
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wind will be coming from the west and southwest. the wind will pick up this afternoon. a few sprinkles trying to show up on the radar. that will be the case for most of the day. only a 30% chance you run into a light rain shower or sprinkle. variable clouds and 20% chance for a rain shower. high temperatures in the mid 50's. i don't expect any problems today for trick-or-treating. sunset is at six minutes after 6:00 p.m. that will change this weekend. daylight saving time comes to an end. a high near 56 tomorrow. the average high temperature this time of year is 62.
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we will be below that mark for the weekend. set your clocks back one hour on saturday night. a slight chance for some rain showers on tuesday. >> 41 degrees at the airport. the ravens will return to the fields this week. >> the orioles did not convey chance to go for the pennant this year. the had a chance to go for the gold. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. anncr: it's endorsed by business leaders...
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small business owner: question seven means thousands of jobs... in baltimore and across maryland... anncr: and labor groups... construction worker: question seven lets us bring good jobs... back home.
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anncr: the teachers back it... teacher: millions of dollars will go to our schools... and not other states. anncr: and so do elected leaders of both parties... councilman john olszewski: new jobs and a stronger economy. endorsed by the naacp, police and firefighters small business owner: good jobs... teacher: and better schools construction worker: vote for question seven. >> in phrase, the term triple play is reserved for a game action. the orioles pulled off a gold glove triple play. gold gloves for three orioles players. j.j. hardy adds his name to an
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elite group as the fourth shortstop to win a gold glove as an oriole. adam jones won his second gold glove, joining nick markakis who won last year. adam jones got his second goal glove. matt wieters also got a gold glove. matt wieters stands alone behind the plate as the only orioles catcher to win a gold glove, and in back-to-back years. i'm gerry sandusky. >> congratulations. it has been three weeks since the ravens lost to the texans. the ravens will play the browns
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this week. the ravens offensive and defensive line will have to play big roles in an attempt to bounce back. the ravens are ranked 19th in running the ball. there will bounce back. time to get to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think disney's purchase of the lucas film library will be good for the future of the "star wars" franchise? >> i love this one. [laughter] good one. 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. >> looking on the bright side of sandy. things could have been worse.
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>> one thing you can do when you're stuck at home is watch a movie or two or 3. how many people call don netflix to kill some time. >> it is a big day to display all the carve pumpkins. >> i will let you know what you can expect for trick-or- treating. the seven-day forecast is coming up. >> looking better on the roads.
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