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it feels more like normal winter this morning. >> we will be above the mark today. we're used to 50's and 60's. it may feel cooler when you step outside. mostly clear skies. most areas in the low 30's. we will make it up to 48 or 49 this afternoon. we should see plenty of sunshine. we will come back and check the forecast for the rest of the super bowl weekend. >> good morning. a nice start. not tracking any incidents. 61 miles per hour at providence. moving well towards the 83's. 40 miles per hour traveling southbound at padonia on the harrisburg expressway. a nice start down to the beltway. moving well on the west side. 70 checks out ok.
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south on 97, 57 miles per hour down towards 100. so far so good on 50 to and from the bay bridge. this is dulaney valley. we are late in terms of volume. this is the j.f.x. as you approach northern parkway. this is southbound traffic and it looks great into town. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we are following breaking news. a trooper rushed to shock trauma after he crashed his cruiser overnight. >> jennifer franciotti is live this morning. >> this is a wild story. this happened around 12:30 this morning. the trooper was driving along southbound 152 in harford county in an unmarked trooper vehicle
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when somebody was driving too closely behind him. the trooper moved over. he was going to pull him over for a traffic violation when the guy took off. the trooper pursued this person. they change directions on route 152. that is when the cruiser was rammed. the trooper went into a split rail fence. the fence when through the windshield. the trooper was taken to shock trauma for treatment. the suspect took off. the suspect was spotted. another pursuit ensued. the suspect crashed his the vehicle on cinder rosinger road.
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the suspect is facing a variety of charges including dui. as for the trooper, we are told he was discharged from shock trauma. he will be ok. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> all eyes on nevada this morning. >> they will hold their gop presidential caucus tomorrow. kate amara is live with this report. >> good morning. mitt romney is favored in nevada. it is a state he won back in 2008. as nevada prepares, the gop candidates campaigned across the state and donald trump arrived
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on the trail. he endorsed mitt romney for president. >> mitt is tough and sharp and smart. he will not allow bad things to continue to happen to this country. >> i am pleased to have his endorsement and i'm looking for the endorsement of the people of nevada. >> this is a blow to the newt gingrich campaign. he took a shot at mitt romney. >> the poor need a traveling so they can spring up. i am for replacing the safety net with a trampoline. >> rick santorum also jumped into the fray. >> what country does he live in? the economy is struggling. >> mitt romney is focused on helping the struggling middle
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class. >> lead to thousands of interviews, now and then you may get it wrong, and i misspoke. >> newt gingrich is protesting the winner-take-all rules of florida say delegates should be awarded proportionally. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> this is not the first time the gingrich campaign has complained about the rules. >> newt gingrich after failing to meet the primary in virginia went to court to get those requirements annulled. declinedl judge r to do so. >> roseanne barr is jumping into the presidential race. she filed paperwork with the federal election committee last
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month. institute single-payer health care if elected and will forgive all credit-card and mortgage debt. >> the lawyers for a doctor accused of killing a fetus request to inspect a remains of dead fetus. the lawyers for the doctor want to see if the fetus was a viable. they are charged with murder. they work together to ferry out- of-state patients to an abortion clinic in elkton. >> william torbit will be honored by having a street named after him. it will not be called officer william torbit way -- it will
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now be called officer william torbit way. what was the temperature? >> 34. >> 34 degrees on tv hill. >> when the penn state former football coach will appear in court. >> traffic pulse 11 is straight ahead to help you get will need to be on time.
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>> welcome back.
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40 degrees downtown. all is quiet in baltimore this morning. we will see plenty of sunshine. it will be cooler than the last couple days. 33 at the airport. 30 degrees in frederick. mostly sunny skies today. will make it up to around 48 this afternoon. we will come back and check the forecast for the super bowl weekend. >> the ex-marine accused of killing four homeless man in california is linked to a stabbing death of a mother and a son. there was a connection but no word on what the association is. police say there are similar characteristics in the mother and sons murdered and the stabbings of four homeless man. prosecutors will give gerry
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sandusky -- the alleged victims names will be delivered to the attorney of the former penn state assistant coach. he faces more than 50 counts of child sex abuse. in washington, two committees will hold a hearing on accountability at arlington national cemetery. at least 400,000 individuals are there were reports of misplaced remains. >> madonna is getting ready to perform the halftime at the super bowl on sunday. she says she has had more than 25 years of experience in performing in front of big audiences but she has never been more nervous about a show.
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said performing at the super bowl is a dream. >> she promises no wardrobe malfunctions. 34 degrees on tv hill. fax machines are being recalled off of shelves. >> pretty quiet on the year roads. we will give you an update on what to expect. wh
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning.
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happy friday. we're traveling on the north side through the parkville region, 64 miles per hour. nothing happening on the west side. 795 south down towards the beltway. 56 at baltimore national pike. eastbound on 70, problem free at the moment. 95 checks out just fine, a 65 miles per hour traveling southbound through howard county. this is 70 at 29. more volume going eastbound. not enough to amount to a delay. this is the beltway where it meets the parkway. this is 295. you can see it southbound traffic is running smoothly down towards the capital beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> good morning.
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we're moving along nicely despite a delay on the penn line. candid and brunswick trains are on schedule. metro subway on time. we have seen a few bus diversions. i am kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> good morning appeared clear skies to start the day. it is a bit colder than it has been the last couple of mornings. 29 in taneytown. the skies are basically clear. there are a few clouds on the satellite. the next storm that will affect us is coming out of the rocky mountains. you may have seen pictures from denver. they will pick up one to two feet of snow. severe weather moving across the states.s
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mostly sunny is our forecast today. high temperature between 45 and 50. the average high is 42. mostly clear tonight. temperatures drop back into the upper 20's and low of 30's. that storm will weaken and some of that energy will start to move east. we will be dry on saturday. that storm will pass south of us on sunday and i think we will be close enough to get into the precipitation shield on sunday. i think we will get a mix of rain and snow. most of its will miss us to the south. we will be clipped on super bowl sunday. 48 today. 47 tomorrow. there could be some showers in the evening on saturday.
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a mix of light rain and snow is possible on sunday. high temperatures can back into the upper 40's next week. >> 8 recall. about 928,000 fax machines -- a recalls. this involves the hp fax machines that could overheat, causing a fire and burn hazard. consumers should stop using these machines and unplug them. you can find a complete list of recalls on our website, it will cost you more to cost spirit airlines. there is a new unintended consequences feet to all of its tickets, $2.
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among those rules a regulation that allows passengers to change flights within 24 hours of booking without paying a penalty. remember the good old days when super bowl ads did not air until superbowl sunday? they are turning to smart phones and social media for help. >> advertisers are aiming for some small screens. the average price time is $3.5 million for a 30-second super bowl spot. >> you want to have the best spot on the super bowl and then for days after, for people to talk about it and share it. >> companies finding media and
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super bowl ads go together like chips and dip. people see the spots and they wait to see them again. >> chevy joined that trend on youtube. >> audi will be trying to trend on twitter at during the game. people are encouraged to tweet. these stars will have a hash tag. this spot has a code for viewers to scan, hoping to generate baez across as many
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platforms as possible -- to generate buzz. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. which super bowl ads are you looking forward to seeing sunday? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to > >> go daddy. millions of americans are hoping for a boost in the minimum wge. plus we have free onion rings -- minimum wage. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> it is all about jobs. this is the january jobs report. there could be improvement today. we have futures pretty quiet.
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people choose to be on the sidelines. 17 states raise the minimum wage or thinking about doing it to. such an increase would generate an extra $20 billion in economic output. another mixed close yesterday. the dow was the big loser. bad news for orange juice drinkers. are issues tested positive for a band fungicide. the levels are still low enough to not pose a public health concern. americans consume more than a million gallons of orange juice in the growing season. back to free onion rings. burger king is giving away free onion rings on saturday and
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sunday. new york fans excited for a different kind of ring -- a fsuper bowl ring. >> people love their gadgets. apple may be showing off new gadgets. >> this seems to be elevating. apple will be releasing some new products. one may be released as soon as next month. >> 5:23. another groundhog day has come and gone. prediction and one pr
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>> there is still six more weeks of winter ahead of us, according to punxsutawney phil. there have been mild temperatures in most states. he made his prediction yesterday at gobblers not in pennsylvania. >> a leopard chose spring instead of winter at the zoo. there were two boxes. she chose one of the boxes over the other. or blue? the drama is building. the crowds are gathering. let me tell you -- you can see that in the background.
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ink one, spring.spri >> there we go. last year they used the elephants. >> last year was pretty brutal. 5:27. 34 degrees on tv hill. police say they found the killers of people gunned down at the towson town center. >> there was a crash that landed a trooper in shock trauma. details are next. 4 in maryland.- >> nothing going on right now, but we have some light rain and snow in the forecast for
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superbowl sunday. superbowl sunday. >> we will see how your morningw
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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. you may notice some ladies wearing red today. it is national wear red today to promote a heart healthy. tell uswoman did not sel anything. >> we leave you out of it. >> we're just supposed to know. >> read our minds. >> it will be chilly to start the day today. 33 at the airport right now.
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we should see plenty of sunshine today. we will make it to 48. you cannot complain. you would not call that c old. >> i have a beautiful red suit. >> maybe we did not tell you on purpose. >> where that when we were doing the "soul train" stock yesterduff yesterday. >> no delays on the north side through the parkville region. problem free on the j.f.x. into town, a 58 miles per hour just past 70. checking out fine on 795 out of the owings mills area. 63 coming down towards shawan road. no delays all the way down to the beltway. this is the northwest corner at
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greenspring. very light so far. 95 heading southbound at 152 down from mountain road is problem free all the way down to the fort mchenry. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we are following breaking news out of harford county. a state trooper was injured overnight. >> he was taken to shock trauma. a pretty dramatic chain of events. >> his reactions were lightning quick or he got saved by the radar on his dashboard. he was driving around 12:30 when somebody was driving behind him flashing his high beams. the trooper moved over and the guy took office. the trooper did follow and pursue and they changed
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directions. the suspect ran at the patrol cruiser and at some point the trooper went into it split rail fence. part of the fence went into the windshield, narrowly missing his head. we do know suspect continued to take off. a sheriff's deputy was monitoring the commotion on the radio and was able to spot the suspect and pursued them where the suspect crashed. the suspect was not injured in that accident. he is facing a variety of charges including first-degree assault. the trooper was treated and released from shock trauma. he does have some cuts and bruises but he is expected to be ok. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. four men are behind bars this
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morning. tyrone brown, frank williams, jermell brandon, and william ward all face first-degree murder charges in the death of rodney pridget. they plotted to kill them after they saw them at the mall. police believe brown was the trigger man. >> they have to evaluate the footage and put it together like the pieces of a puzzle and do the regular detective work that it takes to corroborate evidence like this. >> it is not clear what the suspects targeted rodney pridget. police are on the lookout accused of a kidnapping at towson. this happened last week near washington avenue. a man was walking to score when it was approached by two men. >> they forced him into his car
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and asked them to drive to an automatic teller machine. was to about $300 -- he withdrew about $300. >> it is scary. >> the victim was not hurt. if you have any information, call metro crime stoppers at 1- 866-7-lockup. >> police say this man attacked and robbed another man, then he fled on foot. if you know this man, please call mta police. surveillance video of a beating.
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a man named ricky thomas. a pair police officers enter the frame. appears to point thomas in the face. an officer has been identified as donyell briggs. the officer at first try to pull thomas over for a bad break light. this is now a criminal investigation. >> jury deliberations will continue in the lee stephens case after the weekend. he's accused of killing a corrections officer. prosecutors say the officer was cornered and was stabbed to death. >> the way police communicate has changed. certain codes are familiar but
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have been replaced with a simpler common language system. this is an effort to improve communication. >> it is to have every agency on the same page service common language can be used that any agency would understand what is being said. >> officials hope all jurisdictions will adopt the new language. >> major hurdle to develop when the power off the coast of ocean city. a federal review found no significant environmental problems with putting wind turbines 10 miles off the eastern shore. state now can begin soliciting leases. >> we know which areas the government is now fast tracking forward to offer for leases, for development. that is a big deal.
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>> the general assembly is considering a bill. a senate committee will review that bill later this month. 5:37. 34 degrees on tv hill. we have your box office preview. >> how a patient is at risk for alzheimer's. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. which super bowl ads are you looking forward to seeing sunday? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> your friday morning commute is shaping up pretty well so far this morning. we will let you know if that we will let you know if that will continue
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>> welcome back. things are pretty quiet on this friday morning. no weather problems expected. low 30's away from the city. 23 in york, pennsylvania. 33 at the airport. mostly sunny skies today with a high temperature expected near 48 this afternoon. we will come back and check the forecast through super bowl sunday. >> a simple questionnaire could help determine whether a patient has normal memory loss or mild cognitive impairment policemen and risk for alzheimer's disease -- putting them at risk for alzheimer's disease.
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>> with cognitive impairment or more likely -- they have difficulty managing finances. >> looking back at the data of among physicians about the causes of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and whether children are being overmedicated. >> 5:42. 34 degrees on tv hill. february is black history month . how we're marking the event. >> everything running smoothly. sarah has more on the
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning.
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sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. no incidents that we are tracking at this hour. to 3 on the north side outer loop at parkville -- 63 on the north side outer loop. on 95, speeds around the 62 as you make your approach to 100. problem free from howard county down to the capital area. this is greenspring. very light towards the j.f.x. a smooth ride southbound into town. this is 95. southbound traffic is so far so good down from the harford county region at harford road. 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. >> the 403 running 10 minutes late. metro subway on time.
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the 14 bus operated with a delay. updates are available on demand by phone at 410-500-4444. i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> we have mostly clear skies. it is a little bit colder. not bad for february. 32 in rising sun. we have mostly clear skies. we will see plenty of sunshine today. we're watching a huge storm system that has developed in the rocky mountains. they are getting hammered in denver right now. they will pick up 15 inches of snow. any flights into denver will be delayed or canceled. some of that storm will visit us on superbowl sunday.
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mostly sunny is our forecast for today. clear to partly cloudy tonight. temperatures drop back into the upper 20's and low 30's. that storm will start to move out of the plains states. high pressure will be up in new england. on sunday, a piece of that storm will travel down across the virginia-north carolina border and we should be close enough to get into the precipitation shield. we could see a mix of rain and snow on sunday. we will keep an eye on that. we could wind up with some snow. there will be a mix of rain and snow on superbowl sunday. maybe some rain showers on the evening on saturday.
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a chance for rain or snow on sunday. upper 40's by the middle of next week. >> whales lived underwater. they are mammals and need to brief air in order to survive. have the box office preview. >> you have whales in trouble and you did not call me. >> drew barrymore tries to free three wells -- whales. these help from the government. this is rated pg. boys will be boys. bullies.ome a super pol they discover absolute power
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corrupts and touches off a battle within. it is rated pg-13. >> the whole town is cursed. >> " the woman in black." a dead eccentrically. wrist a dark secret -- there is a dark secret. a king gives up his crown for love. this is no fairy tale. the king did abdicate the throne. this is told through the eyes of a lonely new yorker. is it not so rosy outcome. this was written and directed by madonna. >> february is black history month.
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today, will highlight the museum in baltimore. you can find a list of events on click on the community. >> 34 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll look at one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> time to get to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- which super bowl ads are you looking forward to seeing sunday? >> 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, >> good morning.
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super bowl is set for sunday. peyton manning said there is no way his situation with the colts would upstaged the big game. he was wrong. every comment has been scrutinized. he has been cleared to play. his doctors said he is good to go. there will be a statement on that today. the colts owe peyton $20 million 8 million. it will be managed in a couple of weeks. eli manning is back in the game -- it will be an interesting couple of weeks. eli wins, he will have
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twice as many superbowl rings as his brother. it is peyton manning considered one of the better quarterbacks. >> it is an exciting to be in the super bowl. you try to get to a championship and work hard to get to this position. having been in for a years, you realize how rare is and how special it is the way great opportunity is. you do not want these opportunities to slip away. >> you can watch the super bowl right here. i think the pregame began at thanksgiving. >> thank you. a tragic scene in howard county. 40 animals found dead. >> a diamond discovered in an
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arkansas state park. what it stands out from most. >> a look at the last minute prep for the super bowl. >> is there a game on sunday? things are pretty quiet right now. we will check the seven-day forecast. >> we will have an update on your morning commute.
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>> a suspect tries to play a game of cat and mouse with a maryland state trooper. suspect is behind bars. >> an endorsement surprise and protesting the rule. i am kate amara with a campaign roundup. >> man gets taken on a harrowing ride. find out what he was forced to do. >> forecast as we continue right now. [captioning made possible by consteio


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