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you won't believe how much better football looks with fios. but you've got to call today. get jaw-dropping fios tv, america's highest rated internet, and unlimited nationwide calling for just $99.99 a month. plus a special double bonus: $150 back plus a free multi-room dvr for 3 months. don't wait. offer ends january 16th. call 1.866.699.fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v. this is fios. this is big. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news at noon in hd. >> good afternoon. i am sarah caldwell. the big story this afternoon, the frigid weather. we are still seeing some- freezing temperatures. let's go to sandra shaw at the ins to wonder some other -- the
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insta-weather center. >> a hike is still going to be only 38 degrees prepare for the next two days, we are going to be below freezing for the actual temperature. the winds have died down a little bit, but they are still very crusty. -- gusty. 16 in westminster, 15 in parkton. generally about 20 over on the eastern shore. for the rest of the afternoon, we will see more clouds intermittently. we will call it mostly cloudy. hi only up to about 31. don't be surprised if we see flurries as well. more on your mild warmups, or very brief warm-up, and the snow expected on friday coming up. >> a water main break created an icy mess on the baltimore county, at west joppa road near old court road. it created a hazard for drivers. a nearby private school had to
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close for the day. it is unclear how many fires the cold. contributed to. it was a fiery day yesterday with many counties battling blazes. the most serious was of warwickshire lane in glen burnie. a 2-year-old boy was taken to hopkins pediatrics with life- threatening injuries. cruzes say that a burning pot of food on the stove caused the fire. the sources during the winter are often blamed for fires. >> people use alternative means of heating their houses when they are economically challenged, such as turning on the stove, the oven, the burner. that can certainly pose a health and safety hazard to discourage people from doing it. >> the chief advice is that if you use, and peter, did a three feet of -- use a heater, give three feet of space.
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kiss a victim from highland ave was found yesterday morning monday -- this victims from marlyn avenue was found yesterday morning. people are asking anyone in the area to come forward. an unidentified man was shot and killed shortly after 3:00 yesterday afternoon on the 2200 block of ocala ave. it comes on the third day of the new year. compared to this time last year, six homicides had already been recorded. fred bealefeld this morning spoke about the police department's success in cutting crime. >> i think we could reach it into this number in terms of the homicides and non-fatal shootings where we've made great progress by clearing more cases. especially on the non-fatal shooting site, we posted a 23% reduction, 125 and fewer people got shot in 2009 compared to
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2008. we are on a 20-year lows in terms of overall violence. we can still do better. >> the commissioner says that it demonstrated success is motivating the community to get more involved in fighting crime. , and parents accused of killing a 20-month-old daughter are expected in court today. can s -- the man and his girlfriend were arrested on multiple charges for the incident on december 19 on the 20 daughter block of kentucky ave. charging documents said several injuries to her face and neck. -- that the toddler suffered several injuries to her face and neck. jurors in that mayor dixon trial continued to talk to each other on facebook. they were asked not to speak to anyone until after the hearing. however, wbal radio discovered three of the jurors communicating on facebook, joking about their relationships as recently as new year's eve.
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mayor dixon's defense team argues that the post denied the mayor a fair trial. president obama returned to the white house for the first time since the christmas day terrorism scare. brooke hart has the latest from washington. a >> new screening rules were not a factor in a securities scare last nine and a new work after the wrong man walked through a checkpoint and disappeared. flights were delayed hours. new rules mean tighter security for all travelers bound for the u.s., with more random screenings, patdowns, bag searches, and body scans. passengers from 14 named countries all deemed state sponsors of terror or countries of interest can expect such checks across the board. that includes yemen, the country were president, said that the nigerian-born abdulmutallab was trained to carry a christmas day bomb plot.
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>> this group, al qaeda in the iridium peninsula, crandon and directed him to attack a plane headed for -- trained him and directed him to attack a plane headed for america. >> there is an advantage to talking to us in terms of plea agreements. >> critics say that the case does not belong in civilian courts. >> if we treated the christmas day, as a terrorist, he would have immediately been interrogated military-style. >> the british and u.s. embassies in yemen remained closed, citing threats from al qaeda. france has closed its embassy in yemen as well. president obama meets with his top advisers, with national security unexpectedly first on his new your agenda. -- new year agenda. >> a must-ravens win-yesterday against the oakland raiders, and
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will some day he stepped up and played his best game. jennifer franciotti reports that iit was a win that brought big smiles to fans' faces. >> ravens scammed fans celebrate a victory in oakland -- ravens sans silver a big victory in oakland. >> he looks like a little girl, running for a touchdown. it was pretty cool. >> it was amazing. we won. we are in the playoffs. yes. >> the team will take on the new england patriots on sunday. everyone has an opinion on what they need to do to win this time around. >> play hard, play good defense.
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hopefully he will have a good game. >>, if he holds the ball to the letter, we are going to win. >> what happened before does not matter. from every -- from here on out, every game is a must-win. >> that they lost a lot of games they should have won, and they can turn around and play the super bowl report. >> we want to hear from you. do you think the injury gives the ravens a distinct advantage in the sunday game? a text yes or no to this number. standard rates apply. we will reveal the results of our poll tonight on 11 news at 5:00. just hours after the season ended, the redskins have an answer they fired their coach. he was informed ushortly before returning to the park today. he was the seventh head coach of
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the redskins since dan snyder of the team in 1999. coming up, it really is more expensive being a woman. >> i can mean more business contacts and hopefully try and get a job over there. >> with the job market at an all-time low, some college graduates are heading overseas for work. but first, a close call in finland, where an out-of-control train crashes into a hotel.
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>> amazingly, no one was seriously hurt when a runaway train car crashed into a hotel in helsinki. the brakes should have automatically turned on when the car is separated, but for some reason, they did not as the cars rolled towards the transition, officers decided to direct the cart to a difficult for because of a large concrete barrier at the end of the platform. but it blew through the buffer and crashed into the wall of a holiday inn on the other side. pretty incredible. the exact height of the tower in dubai is a secret but it is at least 160 stories high. it cost $1.5 billion to build a structure to it includes the highest publicly acceptable observation deck on the 124th floor. still to come, we will
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introduce you to a baltimore woman who has lost more than 100 pounds with the help of dr. oz. >> bitterly cold outside. there is the little snow activity across state lines. nothing in central maryland right now. a package change later in -- but that could change later in the week. it feels worse because of the it feels worse because of the westerly winds at 21 i'm looking for something to help take care... of what medicare doesn't pay for. but i don't want to spend more than i have to. a little help, please. how about this? aarp medicare supplement insurance plans, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company, are competitively priced in your area. medicare doesn't pay for everything. these supplemental insurance plans... help pay for some of those out-of-pocket costs. that could save you up to thousands of dollars a year. and with competitive rates, these plans might be right for you. i like where you're going with this.
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>> in the consumer alert, it appears that it does cost more to be able madrid the january issue of "consumer reports" found that items aimed at men and women can cost women more than 50% extra. according to the magazine, some companies to provide a decent reason, like making a shaving cream bottle less resistant for
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women to use in the shower. but most the time, the items are the same but have a higher price tag for women. students arriving on campuses for the next semester usually find credit card companies offering them sweet deals for credit. but a new federal law requires students under 21 rto have an older adult cosign for the account could 2/3 of college students have at least one credit card and 25% say they paid at least one late charge. increasing numbers of college graduates are teaching english overseas after struggling to find work in the u.s. job market. >> all over the country, college graduates are running into disappointment with the job market. >> it is really hard for me to try to find a job, because i don't have the experience that most people want in international business yet.
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>> she graduated in may and said that most of her friends are only working part time. she's getting a certificate to teach english overseas, where demand is extremely-native english speakers. -- extremely high for native english speakers. >> we have had 100% job placement so far for all the students who of chosen to teach overseas. >> it may not be for everyone. this did it must be flexible to -- student must be flexible to expand its version in countries where most people don't speak english. >> you are getting house paid for and is taxed, but it is a big check of change. -- it is tax free, but it is a big chunk of change. >> this program is six months long an enrollment has more than doubled in the past year. for some, it is an opportunity to see the world. >> i was going to go to asia and europe and and south america and
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back to the u.s. at planned on traveling for about a year or two with teaching english, travels, it might be forever. >> for others, it is a career stepping stone. >> hopefully, more business contacts, and finding a job over there. >> now your 11 insta-weather- plus forecast with sandra shaw. >> first monday of 2010 and it is bitterly cold outside. we still in the teens for the wind chill factor reported let's look radar and satellite imagery. there is late effect snowed generated from the snow machine in pick 3 lakes. it -- in the great lakes. other than that, it is going to be very gusty as far as the window, and quite cold out there actual temperature in the 30's now. it feels like the upper teens.
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temperature unless mr. is 17, real feeling. -- temperature real feel in westminster is 17. 21-mile-per-hour cost in baltimore. same at the airport. that is really the issue. we're not the critical category of wind advisory we had today, but is enough to make it feel so much worse out there. today's forecast gives us, a high of maybe 32 before it is all over. variably to mostly cloudy as the afternoon goes on. sunsets at 4: 57. the days are getting longer. there is not a lot of warmth out there. especially when you consider the normal for january 4 is 42. august, we are well off the mark with about hundred -- obviously, we are a well off the mark with that one. the average low as 24 to it tonight, 18 in the outlying, northern and western suburbs.
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police on the distinct westerly winds with us throughout the night as well. -- we still have the distinct was chilly winds with us throughout the night as well. two feet of snow in newington, contrasting with high-pressure to our west. the pressure gradient between those systems keeps us in the middle with the dusty -- gusty northwest winds. call the east coast is in a deep freeze. they have conditions in florida today and the citrus crops are at risk because of it. the winds may be a little less than today. still, it is not going to be comfortable by any stretch. a brief warm-up. we will stay at 38 on wednesday. more cops on thursday friday -- more clouds on thursday. friday's potential for snow. -- can stay only in the upper
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20s with the arctic circle over the week ended -- arctic research over the weekend. >> dede -- key need to commit to, and your side, you love our next guest. she recently lost 100 can pounds and got the attention of dr. oz. how did you do it? >> through hard work, turning myself on and waking up and realizing that i needed to do it. i did it really carefully at the gymnasium, with resistance training and eating better, making my own recipes, which was key. >> " was the biggest hurdle? -- what was the biggest > hurdle? >> getting over the fear of starting. just getting rid of the fear and getting into walking on the treadmill. >> a lot of people say they want
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to do it, and a lot of times after new year's is when they do it. how do you actually wrap your brain about it and get yourself motivated to actually do it? >> you have to get your friends on board, get your spouses, whoever you can to be there for you, and encourage you, and just can on and do it. you have to really want it. it is not about what size pants you where it is about health and wellness. >> what was like to work with dr. oz? >> he was awesome. he is the real deal. he really cares about people. it was the most exciting experience ever. he has a price at the end of this segment for me that i will not reveal here -- as a surprise at the end of the segment for me that i will not reveal here it will be a good shopper i encourage people in the 40's like my self to get on the treadmill. >> did he have any advice how to keep a copy -- keep it off?
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>> he did not. i think it is a challenge for all of us. we just have to be conscious of what we put in our bodies and what we do every day. >> any advice as far as the ones who have made that their new year's resolution? >> you know, if they can cut out three things in their diet that they know already are bad for them, whether it is cheese, pizza, ice-cream -- if they can cut those things out, that is the first step. just start walking around the neighborhood. >> i guess on "dr. oz," you will see your before-and-after. so nice meeting you. once again, you can see more on her transformation today on "dr. oz," 2:00 p.m. on a wbal. up next, the maryland lottery numbers, and another check of insta-weather-plus forecast.
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two little birds wearing a couple little hats. that looks like my windshield... when i made my trip back from phoenix.
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yeah, that's it. depend brand. for women and men. >> tonight at 5:00, now that the baltimore ravens are headed to the playoffs, the best way to get there, and where you might find a deal. that is tonight at 5:00. and now the maryland lottery numbers. >> happy new year. i am sarah fleischer from 98 rock. let's play the pick 3 numbers.
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pick up eight cinema cash scratch-off for your chance to wind up to $30,000 instantly, and a second chance to win at trip to a movie premiere. go to details at and now your pick four numbers. the maryland lottery, let yourself play. >> one last check on the forecast. >> i don't want to walk to my car. it is so blustery out there. 31, 32 is the forecast high. because still see some flurries this afternoon. tomorrow, 36, so a little bit
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better. mildest day of the week on wednesday. friday, prin50% chance of scattered snow showers. it will be called for the ravens, too. >> to be sure to watch tonight at 5:00 with donna hamilton and stan stovall. but it's melting fast. this is your last chance to get $150 back plus a free multi-room dvr for 3 months when you switch to verizon fios tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month with a one-year agreement. with fios tv, you get an amazing hd picture
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