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questions about just how bad the oil spill in the gulf could get. >> when it comes to eating right, who are your kids listening to? shrek or you? >> it is the first day of summer. will it feel like? [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> good morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. >> thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony gave its up already. >> i ruined the tradrama. it is going to be caught but the humidity is not as bad as the last couple of it -- is going to but the humidity is not
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going to be as bad as the last couple of days. it will not be that bad. 72 degrees at the airports. in the 60's in the northern suburbs. mostly sunny today. i high temperature around 90. we come back and check the seven-day forecast. first we say good morning to sarah. >> good morning, everyone. we're dealing with some early morning problems up towards north. all lanes are closed because of an accident investigation. you can take charles as an alternate. there is some police activity going on. -- 30, we have some closures in effect because of an accident. those are some issues to watch for. volume is not a major issue yet. on the north side near the jfx,
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56 miles per hour. jeff bej.f.x. southbound looks . 29 at 32 looks great. we can switch over to a live view of traffic in the white marsh area. there was an earlier truck fire. it is now off to this side and not creating any traffic problems. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. hot weather over the weekend brought out a lot of hot tempers with a rash of shootings. >> 10 people were shot on baltimore streets. kim dacey is live with that story. >> we just learned of two more shootings, one of last night and one early this morning. the one this morning was fatal. police are trying to determine if any of the shootings are linked from early saturday
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night to early sunday morning. 10 people were shot. many of the victims were young. there is a program. inner-city teenagers and young adults watched an episode and hopefully learn from mistakes their characters make. >> we wanted people to make better choices. it is the environment they are exposed to and live-in that is so negative what a good choice looks like. >> rewired is holding some summer workshops. for more information, you can visit our website, >> thank you. nearly 1000 people wanted on outstanding warrants have had their cases resolved.
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991 people turned themselves in as part of the fugitives safe surrender. this originated in cleveland five years ago. offenders can turn themselves and and be granted favorable consideration. the city council will have one more opportunity to look at the bottle tax proposal. they need to raise millions of dollars to keep city programs and jobs buffalo. it did not pass last week. it is to be reconsidered tonight, it will have to be reintroduced tonight. >> an accident over father's day weekend -- fire crews arrived just before 6:00 p.m. last night. a gas grill it ignited the fire.
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the red cross has found temporary housing for the affected residents. in number of speed -- the number of speed cameras is about to double in dundalk. the new cameras will be located there lansdowne high school and near the laney high school. they became operational about five minutes ago. warnings will be issued for the first 30 days. >> the search for a man in howard county has ended happily. police found the 42-year-old city in a yard in colombia. it is about a mile from the group hold he wandered away from onset of a. he was taken away to a hospital for evaluation and appears to be in good condition. >> matthew evans was convicted
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of stabbing anthony conaway. prosecutors charged evans with first-degree murder and conspiracy. >> the husband of a frederick woman is claiming police misconduct. the man believes authorities should have entered the home sooner. veronica perkins was killed last thursday after police barricaded her home. a trooper fired several shots when a gun was pointed at the police officer. police say the incident remains under investigation. >> it is day 63 of the oil leak in the gulf of mexico. bp may have underestimated the amount of oil coming out of the well.
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we turn to kate amara in our washington bureau. >> a democratic congressman said the new document raises a new question -- was the oil spill much worse than bp let on? 4 million gallons of oil could pour out of the deep seat well each day, according to an internal document released by ed markey. he says it is more proof that bp has not been honest with the public. >> they should have known from the beginning. they delayed a full response to the magnitude of this disaster. >> bp officials say this would only apply if the blowout preventer was removed. the company said it was making progress on one of two relief wells, which they believe is the
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best chance to stop the oil spill. bp says it has spent $2 billion responding to the spill. the cost continues to climb as the spill continues to spread. tar balls washed up on florida beaches near panama city. bp has been asked to prepare a new contingency plan. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 38 pelicans have been released back into the wild. 192 brown pelicans have been taken from the louisiana coast coated with oil. 80% of those rescued can be saved and reintroduced into the wild. the hope is that the texas
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habitat will be a safe haven from them from the spill. millions of process raw sewage seeped away into the biscayne bay saturday morning. people were warned to stay out of the water. test results should confirm the severity of the contamination. >> kids are notoriously picky eaters. marketing and commercials can be influencing their tastes. a study found that children overwhelmingly would choose a product if packaging featured a licensed cartoon character, like the explorer.xplora that brings us to our watercooler question of the day. do you think limits should be placed on cartoon characters to market junk food?
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e-mail your response to again, that is that study does not surprise me. ate wheaties.d 8 wheatie a decathlon winner was on the box. >> i remember bruce jenner. >> coming up, the morning's financial news. >> three days of rain bring about deadly flooding in brazil. >> fire in the southwest. wild fire troubles increased. >> some lane closures still in effect on the j.f.x. we'llll
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>> and welcome back. it is 77 degrees downtown at the maryland science center. a beautiful monday morning. we're waiting for summer to kick in. we are officially now turning into the summer season. we'll keep the heat in the forecast. the humidity has come down in the forecast. 72 degrees at the airport. the dew points are running in the boer end of the 60's. most people feel uncomfortable when the dew point reaches 70. we're still forecasting temperatures close to 90. clear skies with a few high, thin clouds will likely moved in this afternoon. we're watching some thunderstorms off to our west.
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some of the clouds will travel westbound into the mid atlantic region. i think all of the rain will stay out there until we get to tomorrow and wednesday. high pressure in control right now. high pressure moving through new england will keep things quiet today. this front will dissipate over the next 24 hours. we will have a chance for thunderstorms on tuesday and wednesday. the high temperatures around 90 this afternoon. the humidity will make it feel better the estate. mostly clear tonight. upper 60's tonight. during the day tomorrow, a little front or a troth will come through in the afternoon. that will be the trigger for some thunderstorms late in the day. the humidity will increase on
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tuesday and wednesday. the temperatures will climb into the mid 90's by the time we reached the middle portion of the week. humidity will not be bad today. the humidity increases tomorrow. thunderstorms possible on tuesday and wednesday. a strong cold front goes through. it will drop temperatures and it will be comfortable by friday and saturday with temperatures in the mid 80's. let's see what is happening on the roads with sarah. >> i will do this report and then i will make you some tea. you should do a five-day forecast instead of seven days. we have an accident investigation northbound on the j.f.x. with all lanes closed. watch for that to continue. northbound charles is a better bet.
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route 30 elrich 27 has now reopened in manchester. we're looking at a nice ride around the area. a bit of a sluggish spot on southbound 95. 11 minutes to get through that stretch. 11 minutes on the west side. let the mets south on 95 from the beltway down to 32. here is a live look outside. it looks great in both loops. we switch over to a live view of traffic at the key bridge. east side looks good. no problems at the bay bridge. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. . >> thank you. a second wildfire in arizona has now grown forcing residents to leave their homes. is the second fire to hit flagstaff in the past week. homes north of flagstaff are
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threatened. police have arrested a man in connection with the first wildfire. they say he was negligent in disposing of some hot coals. 19 people were injured after a fire on a subway. most injuries were related to smoke inhalation. last july, means materials in the subway station caught fire. 20 people are dead, over 50,000 are homeless after the was flooding in brazil. the region has received 14 inches of rain. flooding killed at least 44 people while leaving thousands homeless in the same area. >> most of general motors workers will not get a summer
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break. the automaker has been forced to shut down over the summer because of low orders. but customer demand is up. gm is aiming for an additional 56,000 vehicles to be produced. for verizon is offering data plans. verizon is expecting a big jump in dated usage as new smart phones entered the market. this is up about 17% from today. the amount of money bp needs to spend climbs each day. jane king has that story in the bloomberg business report. >> bp said the cost of the oil spill has reached about $2 billion. $33 million a day.
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spending is sure to escalate. seeing bp stock falling in london trading this morning. nordstrom rack plans to open another store in the area this summer. a new store will be opened in the annapolis harbor center. the only other nordstrom racks are in maryland. it will hire about 70 people. trading finished on friday in the green. the bloomberg maryland index moved slightly higher. new jersey is fighting back. residents and businesses are tired of all the jokes. they have started a website to rally those who are tired about all the put downs from pollution to political corruption.
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there are companion facebook and twitter pages. i'm jane king for wbal-tv 11 news. >> being proactive there. 6:19, 69 degrees. another check and weather and traffic straight and. >> the orioles got a rare win on saturday in san diego. could they make it two in a row? >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. do you think limits should be placed on the use of cartoon characters to market junk food? e-mail your response to >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning to you. there are some things to watch for. let's start with the northbound jfx has been closed all morning. the investigation continues. northbound charles is a better bet. madison street, watch for closures because of police activity. nothing major on the north or west side. things are looking good. 11 minutes from top to bottom. eight minutes from 795 over to
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the j.f.x. view give you a live outside in a couple of spots. the north side looks great. no delays leading up to the harrisburg expressway. the key bridge checks out fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. tony has a check on the forecast. are you feeling better? >> i will whisper this forecast. things are pretty quiet on this first day of summer. the humidity has gone down. that is good news. it is still going to be warm. 70 degrees in hagerstown. mostly sunny today. less humid but still warm with a high temperature near 90. we have plenty of heat in the seven-day forecast. we send it over to the man, keith mills. >> toni, you are too kind.
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some prime-time u.s. open action for you. made to order, you would think for a tiger woods or ernie els, but it was graeme mcdowell who stole the show and won the chance -- and a beautiful day at pebble beach. it was not kind to the world's best except on the second shot, par-5, 6 hole, and check out the role on this baby. oh, man, that is sweet. made it look easy. nest -- nothing easy for dustin johnson. he started out with a three-shot lead. he tried to hit this left hand appeared he nearly missed on this shot, a triple bogey. he finished with and 82. tiger woods for birdie. final-round 75. he just misses.
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he is tied with phil mickelson. ernie els mrs. this par putt and finish with 873. graeme mcdowell, no stranger to winning. he won last week in wales. he is the first european to win the championship in 40 years. >> this cannot be real. i don't think this will ever sink in. is a special feeling. a special golf course. this golf course is just awesome. >> nice. he celebrated with his father. no celebrating again for the orioles who lost another game, this one on father's day in san
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diego. the fathers were allowed to bring out their children. the orioles jumped out to early lead. double clutches. jones makes him pay. that came with the bases loaded. matt wieters has been struggling. this may have been the highlight for the weekend. bases loaded double. nick markakis, adam jones scored. 4-0 orioles. watch this play. luke scott navigating the camberwell. help the man, please. he is ok -- luke scott navigating the camera well. the san diego padres beat
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the orioles. wimbledon start state. the u.s. place wednesday in the world cup against algiers. >> 6:28. so much ahead in our next half- hour. >> one community group is hoping to change a violent trend. i am kim dacey. >> the next few months will be a critical phase that will to start the future
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> summer begins in about an hour. it will feel like it again. the humidity has come down. we will still hit 90 this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. for now, to the news desk. >> multiple shootings in baltimore claimed the lives of two people.
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>> a new program is aimed at keeping adolescents off the street. kim dacey joins us with more. >> we just learned of two more shootings, one last night and one this morning. the one this morning was also a fatal shooting. police are working to determine if any of the shootings are lean. a community group is working to get answers. detectives are working to find out who killed two people and injured eight more across the city last week in. >> i think it's terrible. they are killing each other. they did not understand. >> many of the victims are young. greg carpenter is trying to stop the violence. he is involved with rewired for change. a play on words.
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inner-city teenagers watched an episode and hopefully learn from the mistakes the characters make. >> they want -- we want them to be able to make better choices. the environment they live-in is so negative. they have never experienced what a good choice looks like. >> carter hopes the word spreads so baltimore can get closer to some answers. >> one would see that there is no hope. however, there is hope and we have to be optimistic. >> rewired for change is about to host some summer workshops. for more information, you can visit our website, kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a man will be given a new
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trial. two men were convicted of killing brian jones. >> we have learned today that this kid was overturned as a result of a decision the court made in front of the jury. that would mean prosecutors would have to move forward with the new trial. >> the court of appeals sided the suggested language during the trial indicating the judge asked potential jurors if they would be able to convict the pair even without scientific evidence. the manhunt for a suspect wrapped up over the weekend. brian hill was on the run after he fled when is a gun jammed firing and a deputy at a traffic spot. he faces several charges including attempted murder.
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>> a man is behind bars after reportedly stabbed a man in the chest. this happened in little towns like after an argument. the victim was rushed to shock trauma. the man faces a host of charges included first-degree attempted murder. not even being the daughter of a former president is not enough to bring you from being the victim of a crime. someone broke into the home of former first daughter jen that bush hager - -jenna bush hager. the couple no longer receives secret service protection. >> the war in afghanistan has been going strong. but things could be changing. there will be a troop pullout.
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brian moore has more from washington. >> as the u.s. troop surge ramps up, road size bombings and assassinations are on the rise. in a new report, the united nations sites precious little progress. but the administration plans to begin pulling out forces next summer. >> the july 11 date is not changing. >> robert gibbs does not disagree. his main focus is short-term. >> we have yet to put a third of the search forces into afghanistan. the president has said we will wait until december to evaluate how we're doing. >> i think the president will have to redesign the plan. >> that call is still months away. this month is threatening to
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become the deadliest. the worst of the fighting is still ahead. brian moore, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> volume is starting to pick up around the area. the northbound j.f.x. closure is still in effect past fayette street of to north avenue. madison street at central avenue, watch for some closures in effect. the northbound jfx is creating delays. take northbound charles as an alternate. 31 miles per hour on average on 95 from white marsh. delays developing just prior to liberty of the outer loop. no delays on 70. the other minister is your drive time on the outer loop west
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side. seven minute ride on southbound 895 down to the harbor tunnel. volume continues to build at old court road. we switch over to 97. problem-free at the moment. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. tony has a check on the forecast. >> good morning. let's start with the current conditions. mostly clear skies. the humidity has gone down from yesterday. 72 at the airport. we're still going to make it close to 90 today. the humidity will make it feel better than it did on sunday. we turn up the humidity again on tuesday and wednesday. 94 on wednesday. scattered thunderstorms are possible through the middle portion of the week. >> thank you. 69 degrees on tv hill.
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a firefighter learns the lesson of never giving up hope. he is would reunited with the wedding ring he thought he lost during the line of duty. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. do you think limits should be placed on the use of cartoon characters to market junk food? e-mail your response to
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>> they do it every day in spain. why not in new jersey? about two doesn't people -- hurled tomatoesen
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at each other. they all paid $5 for the food fight. the money benefits the cystic fibrosis foundation. >> a man got something special back. robert lost his wedding ring bullfighting a fire. after scouring the site, he thought the ring was lost. 11 years later, homeowners were doing some yard work. >> i thought it was a ring from one of my grandkids. >> i got there and it was my ring. i was in disbelief. for 10 years, it was in the ground. >> i am sure his wife was happy. they were looking on the wrong side of the house. he is grateful for the families
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perseverance. >> 6:41, 69 degrees. we will check the morning headlines coming up. >> today is the first day of summer. we have plenty of summertime heat. here's a look outside. all is quiet on this monday morning. morning. stay
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>> welcome back. the baltimore city council will have one more opportunity to revive the controversial bottle tax proposal. they need to raise millis of dollars to keep city programs afloat. the tax failed to pass last week. if it is to be reconsidered tonight, it will have to be
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reintroduced by one of the seven council members who voted no on it. the number of speed cameras is about to double this morning. there will be cameras in dundalk. the new cameras will be near lansdowne high school and near delaney high school. they will become operational -- they became operational four minutes ago. warnings will be issued for the first 30 days. then speeders will be fined $30. kids are notoriously picky eaters. a steady of children found given the same exact product, it children would choose the products whose packaging features a licensed cartoon character. experts are pushing the federal trade commission to restrict the
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use of licensed characters on junk foods. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think limits should be placed on the use of cartoon characters to market junk food? >> we will post more of your
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answers on the front page of our website, it is day 63 in the gulf disaster. bp may have been underestimated how much oil would flow in a worst-case scenario. will clomps -- oil clumps washed ashore in parts of florida. we have the latest from florida. >> hundreds of miles away, a happy ending. 38 pelicans flew back into the wild along the texas coast. it is the end of a nightmare for them. for others, it is just beginning. along florida's panhandle, tar balls washed ashore. the farthest east the slick has spread. >> maybe it will be for the last time.
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>> new frustrations. many are shocked when bp's c.e.o. showed up for a yacht race. a spokesperson for the company said he is spending time with his family. >> i am disgusted. he should be working harder on getting this fixed. >> it may be harder for some. congressman ed markey claimed bp has been publicly underestimating the worst case scenario if the well were completely compromised. >> i have a document that shows bp believes it can go in upwards of 100,000 barrels per day. from the beginning, bp was either lying or incompetent. >> raising more questions about what the company knew and when.
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hear, the question is when more oil will arrive. ed markey has asked for a contingency plan if the worst- case scenario were to happen before the new well is drilled. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. some good news to report. northbound on the j.f.x., all lanes have reopened. an accident investigation has now wrapped up. madison street at central avenue, there are still some closures. there is police activity there. there are delays on southbound 95 coming down from the white marsh area. 31 miles per hour around delaney valley. traffic is being backed up on southbound 795 coming out of
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owings mills. eight minutes on the inner loop over towards the j.f.x. here is your delay. it begins at 795 on the west side. we switch over to white marsh work volume is picking up quickly. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we're counting down to summer. the summer solstice and it will feel like summer today. we have some good news. the humidity has come down a touch. we're still forecasting temperatures near 90. 71 degrees in rising sun in cecil county. most people feel uncomfortable when the dew points get close to 70. it is 61 at the airport. it will be a warm day today. it will feel better than it did over the weekend.
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we have a few high, thin clouds. mostly sunny today. we could see some big thunderstorms off to our west. they will travel was down into the mid atlantic region. the rain should stay away from us until we get to tuesday and wednesday. this front should dissipate as we head through the day today. mostly sunny skies. summer begins. 7:28. -- summer begins at 7:28. low temperatures will drop back into the low 60's tonight. we turn up the heat and humidity on tuesday. 92 on tuesday. 94 on wednesday with scattered thunderstorms on both days. it should cool off and the humidity will go down again by
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the time we get to friday and saturday. we send it back to the news desk. >> thank you. 10 people were shot over the weekend in baltimore. kim dacey joins us with more on this story. >> we have learned of two more shootings. there was one this morning which was also a fatal shooting. police are trying to determine if any of the shootings are linked. from early saturday morning until early sunday morning, 10 people were shot. many of the victims are young. the program rewired for change was created. young adults watched an episode an"the wire" and hopefully learn from mistakes the characters have made. for more information, you can visit our website,
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>> time to check on what is coming up next on the today show. here's matt lauer. >> good morning. the latest on the oil spill disaster in the gulf and the decision to spend part of his weekend on a luxury yacht race. the confession of joran van der sloot. new details on what his mother is saying. in exclusive interview with someone who is learned that millions of dollars were left to animals. we get started right here on "today." >> another look at the weather and traffic together. and traffic together.
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>> we started out with the j.f.x. problem and that has cleared. we do have some closers at madison and central avenues. that is because of police activity. take orleans street as an alternate. we have normal slowdowns around the area. northeast side is slowing up and even heavier on the west side. traffic is being backed up and it will take about 19 minutes to get through that stretch. about a 12-minute ride hitting over from 95 to the harrisburg expressway. we switch over to a live view
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of 95 from the white marsh. and we see the normal delays. >> summer starts in about a half hour. in the solstice parties? let them begin. >> you already had your party. >> that is what we do in the weather department. it is going to be warm but less humid the yesterday. 90 will be our forecasted high. the humidity goes up to more and wednesday. scattered thunderstorms are possible. wednesday will be the hottest day. you can tune into am 1090 and catch the weather and traffic on the five all day long. >> i was talking about 8 runner. >> you do not know what you're talking about. >> 0, yes. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25.
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