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today. it will still be a nice day. 38 at the airport. humidity at 93%. we will see some fog over the next hour or so. 65 is the high temperature we're shooting for. rain will come in tonight and tomorrow. first we say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. a nice start. no incidents this morning. 58 miles per hour on southbound 95 down towards the beltway northeast. everything moving well at the harbor tunnel. 56 around providence. moving very well over towards the west side. 795 looks good. no problems on 70 this morning. the major roads in the in anne arundel county look good. we check the harrisburg
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expressway at shawan road. problem free at the moment heading southbound to the beltway. this is 50 at sandy point. we are not dealing with anything significant. the toll plaza flowing well eastbound on the bay bridge. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> nearly 1000 residents expected to get out there hot water today. b.g.e. crews working to restore a gas line break. jennifer franciotti is live with the latest. i'm sure people are anxious to get their water back. >> absolutely. it could happen today but it could take several days because of the process involved in reintroducing gas to this main line. this all started on monday when a third-party contractor hit a gas main. it knocked out gas to about 1000
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customers. crews were working on that main when the accident happened. on tuesday, b.g.e. crews worked to restore service. they shut down one road to foot traffic. b.g.e. officials have figured out how to read wrote a portion of the line to restore customers to about 100 customers. for the other 900 customers, it will be a long and tedious process. officials have to access each home and building twice. >> wants to turn the gas off. would make the repairs to the name. we go back in and make sure it is safe to reintroduce gas into that building and we turn the gas back on. >> there are some warnings this morning. you may be thinking about alternate forms of heat.
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b.g.e. warns that some residents or customers may smell a slight odor of gas during the restoration process. if you do smell gas, you were asked to leave the premises and call b.g.e. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> stephanie rawlings-blake has been declared the winner of the mayoral election in baltimore city. >> i want to thank everybody for being here tonight. thank you so much for believing in me and thank you for being here. >> she says she was disappointed with voter turnout. only about 12% of registered voters bothered to cast a ballot. >> this is a neighborhood that votes. if you lose the fort, you lose the election. >> i think the people have detached themselves from politics. >> the mayor was council
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president in 2007 and was appointed mayor when sheila dixon stepped down amid a scandal. the mayor will hold a workshop to give residents a chance to weigh in on the spending plan. the first of three events will be held tonight at and it's in high school. the budget includes $6 million in school aid and $1 million to restore library hours. nothing is a done deal. >> allegations of sexual harassment continue to dog herman cain. some wonder if this campaign can survive. tara mergener has the latest. >> herman cain is striking back
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against his accuser and says he has no intention of quitting the race. herman cain faced reporters, hoping to keep a lid on allegations of sexual harassment. >> the charges and accusations i absolutely reject. they simply did not happen. >> his denial came as the name of another accuser was disclosed. karen kraushaar worked in the 1990's when cain was ceo. >> she realizes it is difficult to stay private. >> sow for four women including sharon bialek claim they worked on wanted victims of sexual advances. >> i don't know who this woman is. >> women have a right to be free
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of sexual harassment. >> cain has tried to put the matter to rest. allegations will no doubt loom over tonight's debate. >> there will be an outrageous elephant in the room. >> the debate should focus on the economy. in washington, i'm tara mergener, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the ongoing sexual abuse scandal at penn state university has brought joe paterno under scrutiny. penn state students are rallying in support of paternal. trusty's-- paterno. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. should joe paterno step down in the wake of the sex abuse cover- up?
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5:10 am >> welcome back. 47 degrees downtown. much cooler in the suburbs. that is a little misleading. generally in the 30's. a touch of fog out there. 36 in taneytown. 37 in parkton. a mixture of sun and clouds. is still going to be a nice day. not quite as warm as yesterday with a high near 65. we'll come back and check the forecast going into the weekend. >> police and parents are frustrated in washington state as authorities continued to search for a missing 2-year-old boy. vanished on sunday when his mother reportedly left her sleeping alone in her car after she ran out of gas.
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disappearance comes at the height of a custody fight of the parents who separated in march of last year. one worker is dead and four others are injured after a building collapses in new york city. the workers were pouring concrete at the time of the incident. two of the injured are in serious condition. there are investigating whether improper procedures played a role in the collapse. >> mississippi voters decided against a personhood. this would have included women who were victims of rape and incest. the initiative appeared to have a lot of report. it was opposed by some right-to- life groups. voters in ohio send a message to governors who favor measures as
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a way to curb spending. opponents say it threatens public safety with little proof of cost savings. >> 38 degrees on tv hill. the new iphone 4s gets the seal of approval. >> retailers are offering more and more holiday deals. >> we have some closures in locust point and an accident to avoid in
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we start in essex, an accident being cleared. 59 moving well heading southbound toward the fort mechanic. fort avenue closed because of a gas main repair. 53 in the outer loop just past 795. moving well down the west side. southbound 83, 61 miles per hour at padonia road. this is the harrisburg expressway. as shawan road, where delay-free from the maryland line all the way to the beltway. enjoy this quiet right on the harrisburg. this is 50 at sandy point. the bay bridge checking out just fine. all the area bridges in fine
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shape this morning. 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 to you. >> we are looking at a smooth canoed on the rails with no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. light rail and metro subway on schedule. the 33 bus diverting at roland. a diversion that eutaw street and baltimore. i am kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> good morning. we're off to another quiet start on this wednesday morning. it will be another nice day. we will make it into the mid 60's. 44 at the airport. -- 38 at the airport. 44 at annapolis. there is some fog to start the day. the visibility could go down under way to work. you can see a hints of that on the satellite. that cloud deck is coming off of
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the ocean. the atmosphere is a little more saturated than yesterday. there is no rain around us. showers and thunderstorms around dayton and cincinnati. it will swap its way over towards us. this is a slower-moving system but it is potent. we will be in the 60's again today. temperatures will be in the 30's into the great lakes. we will see a big change in our temperatures as the swings on through. we have a tropical storm in the same place as a was yesterday. this should be swept out to sea. there could be some big waves along the del mar coast line over the next couple of days. a mixture of sun and clouds. it will be pleasant with a high temperature in the mid 60's this afternoon.
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tonight, mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance for some rain showers. temperatures drop back into the 40's. a chance for rain tomorrow. breezy in chilly on friday with a high in the upper 40's and low 50's. 57 on saturday, and 63 on sunday. >> the iphone 4s gets the seal of approval from "consumer reports." review is conducted reception test on the iphone 4 and the new iphone 4s and said the new model does not experience as many drops in signal. more americans are behind on their mortgage payments.
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the number of people who worked 60 days late on the mortgage rose to nearly 6% in the third quarter. this is the first rise in delinquencies since 2009. high unemployment rates were in part to blame for the raise. bought hanson tells us if this is working -- bob hanson. >> shoppers flooding to the malls looking for the best deals. this year the deals are coming earlier and earlier. >> i think people are embracing it. >> others are reluctantly accepting it. >> you have more time to shop and compare. >> surveys show people are doing
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a christmas shopping earlier this year. >> i don't get too concerned about it until the first of december. then i get serious. >> everybody is having good deals. whenever there is a sale, you cannot pass it up. >> what about black friday? that is still going to happen. >> you try to extend the christmas season as long as you can. >> early shoppers are looking for the best deals without the pressure to buy, while stores continued to lower their prices. merchants aren't leaving it to chance. sales are starting early this year. >> it is kamenetz you save --
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it is about how much you save. >> another recall alert for toyota owners. jane kill has the bloomberg business report -- jane king. >> hundreds of thousands of vehicles recalled from toyota involving toyota and lexus vehicles in north america. it involves three lexus models and this is to replace the crankshaft pulley on the v-6 engines. good news for honda. they are still facing a major flooding issues in thailand. honda says they are getting enough parts from alternative sources. investors today keeping an eye
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on earnings from general motors. stock futures look about 150 points down on the dow. concerning your -- continued concern about europe. italy is still a matter of concern. there is confirmation that the leader of italy will resign. we will see what happens today. the fcc offering an initiative today offered high-speed internet to underserved communities. comcast is among the providers pledging to provide the service. one, has agreed to buy mccormick and schmicks. the seafood chain has great
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locations across the area and they feel they can make them more modern. the have released three in baltimore including the big one at a national harbour. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> the 2012 election starting to heat up and i would imagine the housing problem will face a bigger role. >> the housing market was in a different place in 2008. it is still years later trying to recover. more voters are concerned about what the candidates have to say. also what tools walmart is giving it to haul the shoppers. >> 5:23. 33 degrees on tv hill. " when it comes to treating cancer. >> don't forget to e-mail us
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your response to our water cooler question of the day. should penn state coach joe paterno step down in the wake of the child sex abuse scandal cover up? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
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>> a cancer diagnosis can be devastating. >> new technology is giving doctors and patients hope. don hamilton has a preview of tonight's special medical alert -- donna hamilton. >> joyce, the shock of a lifetime. she was having symptoms of acid reflux and started losing weight and vomiting. >> i was sitting in a doctor's office any said that nine times
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at a tent when i see this this is cancer. >> she had a year of chemotherapy and then a procedure she had never heard of before. >> this leaves intact things like nurse and blood vessels which allows us to go into places that we were never able to approach before. >> joyce feels good and still is going strong after thinking she only had a few months to live. how the so-called cancer zapper works. donna hamilton, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 38 degrees on tv hill. ulysses currie found not guilty . what the jury had to say. >> residents are dealing with a major gas main break. >> it will be another nice day
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today. we have some rain in the forecast. >> there are closures in fact related to that gas main break
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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. a gorgeous day yesterday. i went for a long run. >> outstanding. today will be nice. but not as nice. there is some fog this morning to start the day. temperatures are in the upper 30's and low 40's. a mixture of sun and clouds. a high temperature of only 65. not 70. 65 is still good for the middle of november. we'll come back and talk about
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some rain to the middle of the week -- end of the week. this is the middle of the week. >> the roads are looking pretty good. we have one problem in essex along eastern boulevard. be extra careful. 59 on southbound 95. problem free at the fort mchenry this hour. there are closures in effect because the gas main break being repaired. 54 miles per hour around the towson region. 53 on the west side. moving well on southbound 95 through howard county just past 32. we check the greenspring area of the northwest corner of the beltway. so far so good. the time is picking up. this is traffic of 50 at sandy point and the bay bridge. we're problem free east and west
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lb. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> nearly 1000 baltimore residents hoping to give back their hot water. >> this will be day three of b.g.e.'s efforts to restore natural gas. jennifer franciotti joins us from locust point with the latest on the effort. >> if there's any saving grace, if there was ever a week to lose your heat, at least it was 70 degrees yesterday. repairs are going to begin today. it could be a long and tedious process. >> you could see the gas coming out of the ground. the pipe was lying there. >> bill has lived in this area since 1979 and he has never seen anything like this before. construction crews working on the bridge project hit a gas main on monday morning knocking
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out gas to about 1000 customers. >> the operator saw it during fly out of the air and he knew that something was wrong. >> on tuesday, b.g.e. crews worked to restore service shutting down fort avant to foot traffic. that is bad news for business owners. >> it killed me for the whole day. now they say it might come back on. hopefully it will come back on today or hopefully tomorrow morning. >> b.g.e. officials have figured out how to route a portion of the line to restore service to about 100 customers on the west side of the project. it will be a long and tedious process for the other 900 customers on the east side because officials have to access the house twice. >> once to turn the gas off. we make the repairs to the main. then we go back in and we make
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sure it is safe to reintroduce gas into that individual building and we turn the gas back on. >> for residents on the west side, they are taking it in stride. there won't have to use their heat because of the nice weather. >> b.g.e. has been out trying to get the job done. they are thinking about the residents' safety and i appreciate that. >> if you smell gas inside your home or place of business, you should leave the premises and call the b.g.e. committee. that is for folks who live in this area. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a police officer is recovering after being dragged by a vehicle. the officer approached the pickup truck to talk to the people inside but that is what the driver took off. the officer was tracked for some two blocks.
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investigators are looking for a ford pick-up. anyone with information should contact police. >> we know the identity of the teenager that was shot. he remains in critical condition. police responded to a man holding a gun in hanover and they were forced to shoot jeffrey nichols. he has sat at least six other runs with police. >> the man accused of strangling his grandmother faces assault charges. police say demond tyler killed shirley tyler early saturday morning. ulysses currie is waking up a free man after being found not guilty of corruption. this after six weeks of testimony. prosecutors tried to prove he expected to hundred $45,000 from
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shoppers food warehouse -- prosecutors try to prove he accepted $245,000 from shoppers food warehouse. prosecutors failed to prove a crime was committed. >> penn state is -- joe paterno is getting support and criticism for how we handle the report of abuse against the member of the staff. >> joe paterno! >> fans swarmed joe paterno's house. he appreciated it. the former coach jerry sandusky is accused of abusing eight boys. remindedrno's son people that people were hurt.
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>> keep the victims in your thoughts. he is the head coach of penn state. >> few college administrations have stepped down to fight abuse. one woman spoke with the mothers of two alleged victims. >> both of them are extremely let down and betrayed by penn state. those feelings come from the charges that are levied against tim curley and gary shultz and the moral allegations that were made again joe paterno. they said they should have done more. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. should penn state coach joe paterno step down in the wake of the child sex abuse scandal cover up? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
5:38 am >> 5:37. 38 degrees on tv hill. a study between autism and problems with brain development before birth. >> while chewing a certain kind of, could help prevent year infections. >> we're tracking a problem in >> we're tracking a problem in the essex
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let's look at the current conditions. 30 in york, pennsylvania. 44 degrees in annapolis. a mixture of sun and clouds. some five this morning will burn off. you will see more cloud cover that yesterday -- some fog this morning will burn off. a high temperature of 65. we'll come back and check the forecast going into the weekend. stay with us. >> preventing an ear infection could be as easy as letting a child chew gum. >> thereresearchers put a new product to the test and found healthy children who chewed gum with a drug had fewer ear infections than children given a different sweetener. very interesting.
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a small study links autism to problems with brain development before birth. >> postmortem brain tissue was analyzed. have had autism before death. children with autism had heavier brains overall and more underruns in the prefrontal cortex. neurons developed in europe suggested a problem with brain overgrowth. >> the orioles get a new vice president of baseball operations. keith mills will have reaction from stand to g duquette. >> we're playing "where is ava?" can you guess where i am? >> this is traffic on greenspring avenue this morning. the recent fog on the roadways.
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tickets slow and careful. another
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. buildstarting to see that up in volume along the west side. eastern boulevard, we have an accident in essex. there are some closures because of the gas main repair. the j.f.x. in great shape and no promise on the north side of the beltway. so far so good on 795. 61 miles per hour as you travel south towards the capital beltway. 295 in good shape. we check the cameras first at greenspring. volume starting to build up in the outer loop over toward the west side. this is 70 at 29.
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east and westbound traffic problem free at the moment. 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. could morning to you. >> we have a delay on the marc trains. brunswick line is 10 minutes late. buster versions as well. a diversion at coldspring. the 19 bus diverting at eutaw street and baltimore. i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. good morning. >> we're off to a quiet start on this wednesday morning. there is some fog in some neighborhoods. it may slow down the commute for some of you. 43 in annapolis. 39 in randallstown. another chilly start. we will make it into the 60's this afternoon. it will be a nice day. you can see the clouds
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developing along the coast. this is a marine layer of air. that is what the temperature will be a little cooler today. we are dry at the present time. that will change. there is a storm system producing some rain in ohio and indiana and even producing some snow. it will change the temperatures as we head into the beginning of the weekend. it will calm down and we'll get some rain showers. it will shift the wind to the northwest and you'll notice the change of the temperatures in the seven-day forecast. we have a tropical storm in the same place that it was yesterday. i think it will stay offshore. it will be swept off to the north. at the beach, there will be some big waves and some dangerous rip currents. a mixture of sun and clouds.
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pleasant with a high temperature around 65. tonight, partly to mostly cloudy. a slight chance for some rain showers. temperatures will drop back into the 40's. a better chance for rain on thursday. 56 on thursday. 51 on friday. it should stay dry bank going into the weekend. back into the 60's on sunday. time for our favorite part of the show. where is ava? >> good morning. i'm on a food truck. the gypsy queen cafe. i am back in baltimore. the possibility of like mobile restaurant. you are the co-owner of this. why did you buy a food trucked?
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? >> the sense of adventure. not having to worry about 30 employees. this is my dream to be out here. seeing the sights of baltimore and getting to talk to the customers every day. >> you have been in the restaurant business for a long time. a lot of thought had to go into planning this out. >> we came up with the menu first. we decided to lay the kitchen out in a certain way because we have worked together for almost 15 years. we know how to work together and we know the flow of food and how it should be prepared in the kitchen and out it should come out. this is a fully functional kitchen on wheels. >> how has the reception been?
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>> we have been taking to the streets of baltimore every day and meeting so many great people. we have a wonderful -- >> oh, bummer. >> my stomach was a starting to growl. these food trucks are becoming the rage. >> come down here to wbal. 38 degrees on tv hill. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> time to get to one of your answers to our watercooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- should penn state coach joe paterno step down in the wake of the child sex abuse scandal coverup?
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keep sending us those responses. we will read more of your responses in the next hour and post all of them on the front page of our website, >> just an unbelievable story unfolding in state college of pennsylvania. time for a fresh start your that is what dan duquette says as he takes over of any the orioles' losing streak. it will not be easy. he has a history of doing just that. he was introduced as the new vice president of baseball operations. he has been out of baseball for the past nine years. he built the montreal expos into a winner and helped make the red sox what they are today. he is well aware of the talent and that the players are tired of losing. >> the timetable is right now. the fans are tired to, to the
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ballpark and seeing them lose. if we're going to be competitive, we have to work harder and be smarter in how we invest in our players. >> dan has a history with harry dalton. john harbaugh will assemble his team for its first practice since sunday's game. i doubt he us to remind his team what it means to head to seattle on sunday and take your business. dear ravens lost to tennessee after the big win over houston and the loss to jackson appeared the two ravens will leave for seattle on friday. how about the play? joe flacco to torrey smith. the biggest regular-season win and i can't remember. >> huge.
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-- the biggest regular-season win i can remember. >> a major tax hike is looming over maryland. triple the water and sewage tax. >> instant karma in wisconsin. woman saved the life of a man who came to her aid. >> it will be another nice day today. we will see some rain moving over the next 24 hours. >> we have an accident in the dundalk region. another one in essex.
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>> a gas main break in locust point continues to affect hundreds of people. >> allegations of sexual harassment continued to loom over herman cain's campaign. latest is coming up. >> should he stay or should he go? questions swirl around joe paterno. the keeper's job as head coach of penn state university football? >> is the rain heading east going to ruin plans this weekend? [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good wednesday morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> it will


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