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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. let's get a check on whether and tougher. the ravens beat the jets last night. >> -- etch a sketch account weather and traffic. >> we're killing time until keith mills gets out here. >> killing time until sports. let's put the current conditions. temperatures are a little on the cool side. 58 at the airport. it will be mild this afternoon. upper 70's and low 80's. we do have some rain in the forecast for later this week. >> it is one of those mornings where it pays to be out early. a downed pole has now been cleared. that is good news.
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everything else is open along route 94. major -- of the the rest of the major roadways are looking good. equally smooth. harbor tunnel checking out fine. 63 of the north side of route harford. 55 at the northwest corner. five minutes on 95 south to the fort mchenry. 11 minutes on the inner loop north east side. outer loop west side, 11 minutes. not a whole lot to complain about. this is harford road. i am for getting this shot. 95 at the fort mchenry. a very nice ride there. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> it is primary election day across the state. >> of poles will open this morning at 7:00 a.m. one of the most hotly contested
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races is for the democratic nomination for city state's attorney. kim dacey joins us live with more on that race. >> patricia jessamy will take on gregg bernstein at the polls today. the baptist ministers are backing jessamy. bernstein picked up the endorsements of a well-known attorney and former judge. pat jessamy and gregg bernstein both spend part of the last day before the primary campaigning. both picked up endorsements. billy murphy publicly declared his support for bernstein. >> considering the platforms both candidates, i think his platform is superior to hers. she had a failed tenure. >> representing more than 200 of the city's religious
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leaders, they are backing petraeus at jessamy. >> she understands we cannot arrest and convict our way out of our current predicament. this persistent violence that seems to plague every violence. she has been a tireless worker for prevention, for drug treatment on demand. >> both candidates got a last word on what they think needs to be done. >> i think the issues of public safety transcend race and status. >> to create a safer city, there has been nothing offered here relative to how that would be done. >> polls will be open in all jurisdictions from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. tonight. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> before you head out to place your vote, stop by our website to view and print out a voters guide.
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we have posted a link to find your polling place. it is all add wbaltv.com. >> opening statements were made in the trial of the three men accused of killing ken harris. along with the statements, the woman took the stand and told her story. charles mcganey, garry collins, and jerome williams are accused of shooting harris to death in 2008. it is reported he was trying to get away from a robbery when he pulled over to pick up a corkscrew. in the car with him was monica foreman robinson. she said she stayed in the car. she said harris was trying to get away from a gunman. the defense said she did say she heard a gun shot. for more on the case, you can visit our website wbaltv.com and click on local news. pieces of a damaged pipeline are
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now on the way to a lab in washington, d.c., for analysis. >> they are trying to determine what caused the mass of gas line ruptured. close to 40 homes were destroyed. four people were killed. >> gas station video of last week's gas explosion. a few of what is left. the company that owns the gas line said they will provide $100 million to help families affected by the blast. >> this has been a tremendous disaster. we want the people to know we're doing everything we can. >> they have inspected all of the natural gas lines as ordered by a federal regulators. there is concern about aging pipe lines. >> in many local communities, because of a lack of local rules
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and regulations, neighborhoods have been able to grown over these high pressure pipelines. >> they claim their pipelines are say. critics say they should have replaced the winds earlier, pointing to a memo that reads, the likelihood of failure is unacceptably high. more than half the homes in america are heated by natural gas. officials hope what they learned will help prevent future disasters. leanne gregg, nbc news. >> republicans and democrats are fighting over tax cuts and the economy. republicans want to extend the bush-era tax cuts for everyone around. republicans think this will stall job creation and the economic recovery. the obama administration disagrees. they think they can get small businesses to hire again.
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the measure is designed to spark the growth. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think congress should exclude the top 2% of americans from tax cuts in order to pay for the other 98%? e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. again, that is watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 59 degrees on tv hill. a common drug for asthma could also help ms patients. >> think again before you stock up one hand sanitizer for the upcoming flu season. >> we are all clear on route 94 in woodbine.
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>> welcome back.
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a beautiful shot of the downtown area. 67 degrees at the maryland science center. the suburbs are in the 50's in most locations. 10 degrees warmer from the city out of town. we start out cool and we will wind up warm. we will be close to 80 degrees today. there is a breeze out of the west and just a few clouds. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. we will give you the latest on the tropics. for now, over to the news desk. >> the common asthma and drug may also help multiple sclerosis patients. clinical trials, it appears to enhance the effects of the ms drug. ms patients who took both had fewer relapses of their disease. many had been preparing for the upcoming flu season by stocking
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up on hand sanitizer. >> a new study might make you think twice. derrick ward explains. >> it was the first line of defense against the h1n1 outbreak. >> you could not buy a bottle of hand sanitizer. >> a new study says using hand sanitizer is not effective in stopping the spread of the common cold. >> this study goes against that notion that direct hand transmission is important. >> this was conducted at the university of virginia. they are known for hand soap. he does not see it as a conflict of interest. >> dial has the right to wait hand sanitizer. from their perspective, there would have liked the result to come out a little bit differently. >> surprising results to dial and to people with talk to on the streets of charles o.. >> it is kind of a waste of
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money. -- on the streets of charlottesville. >> basic hygiene is always essential. >> in the absence of an alternative, some hand sanitizer users say they would rather be safe than sorry. >> i am still going to use it. it makes me feel better. >> i guess i will take those six cases back. >> 59 degrees on tv hill. keith mills will join us live with the latest in the sports world, including highlights from last night. >> the fort mchenry tunnel runs is taking place on sunday. i will tell you more about this is just ahead. >> there is your live look over the downtown area. up next, an update on whether
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up next, an update on whether and traffic pulse 11 for your my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill.
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at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress. i'm not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. today maryland is in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago. dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs. we need real leadership to turn this state around. fix the budget -- honestly. grow small businesses -- really. excellent schools -- everywhere. protect the bay -- finally. it's why i'm running. to make the state we love not just good but great. now let's get down to work.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. not a whole lot happening out there. no delays to contend with. you can see the only spot getting close to being sluggish is right on 95 in the beltway northeast. everything moving well once you get on to the northeast side. 62 miiles per hour on southbound 795 approaching owings mills pert and easy ride on eastbound 70 in towards 29. 10 minutes south on 95 down to 32 in howard county. eight minutes on the inner loop over towards 83. the harrisburg expressway is checking out fine at shawan road. this is 295 at 32, so far
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running smoothly north and southbound. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. >> we have a delay on the camden line. it is running 10 to 15 minutes late. brunswick trains are operating on schedule. on the buses, a few diversions related to construction. the 91 bus is diverting yet fayette and eutaw street. now back to tony pann. >> we are off to a quiet start on this tuesday morning. we will give it the latest on the tropics in a moment. first we say good morning to sandra shaw. she has found another charity for us to support. >> this is the second annual fort mchenry tunnel run. it is a five-k race on sunday.
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you actually run through the tunnel and come back the other way. it is an interesting experience and benefits the special olympics of maryland. all of the runners are looking for something creative in a road race. you are with us this morning and you ran this last year. what is this like? >> is very unique. we have modeled it after the new york lincoln tunnel run. we go out and back in one of the tubes. it is a five-k and it is safe run what. you cannot walk it. >> you get a different perspective -- you can walk it. >> we have fun facts along the way, how far along you are under the water. some things for walkers. generally runners do not see many of the fun facts.
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>> it benefits special olympics. >> law enforcement has been a long supporter of special olympics. special olympics maryland and the transportation authority to have been working together for years. >> can you register the day of? >> you can. we encourage people to register ahead of time at tunnelrun.org. >> so come on out this sunday. you can get your run in and then watch the ravens. a lot of us stayed up late last night to watch the ravens. a front is passing through. it is a try fronts. we're not expecting any precipitation with this front. it will be about 80 today.
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the next best shot for showers will be thursday into friday. in the meantime, another dry one for us today. that is it from here. sounds like funfou because our director wants to know if you have to pay the toll. it could get expensive. >> do they have to pay the toll? just kidding. they will give you a break on that one. >> thank you. i was going to steal his joke. i still only from the best. only from the best. upper 50's and low 60's right now. 56 degrees in parkton. you might want to take a light jacket with you. it will warm up quickly. we will wind up close to 80 degrees today. we're picking up some high, thin clouds. there is no precipitation in this cloud deck.
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it will make for a beautiful sunrise in just a few minutes. we do have a system that we're watching. it will give us our next best chance for precipitation. this will move through late thursday into friday morning. we do have this front that will come through today dry. you will see a little bit of a wind shift. that is about it. still a monster hurricane in the tropics. sustained winds are down to 135 miles per hour. it is still a category 4 storm. it has a well-defined eye. when you see that, i think it is getting stronger. the next update, i bet it is back up to 150 miles per hour. it is going to miss the islands. it is still going to be coming close to the east coast of the
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united states. close enough for us to keep an eye on it. it is a dangerous storm. we have a mix of sunshine and some clouds. high temperature in the upper 70's and low 80's. overnight tonight, these guys will clear behind the front. it will turn cooler with temperatures dropping down to 50 or 51 in the northwest suburbs. a nice day on wednesday, a couple of degrees cooler. we will see clouds thicken up on thursday. the next chance for rain comes in on thursday afternoon. even then, not a big chance for rain. the weekend looks ok. sunshine on saturday and sunday with high temperatures around 80 degrees. >> it is 69 degrees on tv hill. so much more ahead -- >> including a look at your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at last
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night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck. everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes.
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but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician. definitely.
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>> we want to get to one of your questions to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think congress should exclude the top 2% of americans from tax cuts in order to pay for the other 98%?
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>> keep e-mailing those responses to watercooler@wbaltv.com. we will read more of your responses in the next hour and post all of them on the front page of our website. >> good morning. all summer, rex ryan talked the talk about how the new york jets will be playing in the super bowl. last night, the ravens walked the walk, 10-9. the ravens open the season with a monday night wind. checkout rice and shaun ellis. he throws the football at him. -- check out raise rice. joe flacco buried by sean ellis. the jets recovered the fumble
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but can only kick a field goal. a big turning point in the game. ravens take the lead. willis mcgahee. ravens take the lead. third quarter. ravens from their own 11-yard line. joe flacco lays it out and -- this is a big step right there on a running play. later, ray lewis with the hit of the night on dustin keller, the signature hit delivered by mr. raven, number 52. it was vintage reagan the whispered he called out rex ryan earlier this week. ravens win 10-9. john harbaugh elated to get out of town with the wind. >> what a football game. what an informant. hats off to the jets. i thought they played a heck of
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a football game, especially the defense. we will probably see them again. i am proud of the ravens. i thought we were disciplined. i thought we played with fundamental soundness. >> and they did. the ravens broadcast team busy again. is "the john harbaugh show." you confine the channel on channel 208 on account cast and verizon files. the orioles beat toronto 4-3. here."'m over >> we will be right back. >> things are pretty quiet but we do have some rain in the seven-day forecast. >> a nice ride on the major roadways. we will let you know about one
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we will let you know about one problem my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress.
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