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nine. >> that's why i don't leave the apartment. >> today, day three of the massive power outages. we will bring everyone back on line. we're learning more this morning about a maryland man suspected in the areas infamous mother daughter murders. conditions still pose a risk on metro after yesterdalast ye's deadly crash, what this means the passengers. it is wednesday, july 28, i am alison starling. >> i am scott thuman. first we go to adam caskey. >> you'll notice a little added cloud cover. a little will in the atmosphere is causing clouds.
you will notice added humidity as well. 71 degrees in leesburg and front royal, 73 in frederick, 75 in arli -- 77 in arlington. 92 degrees this afternoon. we will see the sunshine, but we just have to wait a few hours. 92 is the high temperature. a little above average for this time of year. added humidity. a few isolated late-day thunderstorms. now to lisa baden. it has been complicated on the beltway, leaving alexandria and getting to tysons. there was an accident that resulted in a car fire, after eisenhower avenue before van dorn street. then there was a work zone close to 236, but that should be out of the road near the turnpike
before you get there. let's take you to maryland. 270 traffic, southbound closest to us, leaving frederick into montgomery county. metrorail is on normal service systemwide. alison and scott? >> thank you. we begin with widespread outages that remain across the metro area. it could be friday before everyone is back online. >> 300,000 people were without power at the height of the storm. that number has dropped pretty significantly, thanks to extra crews from other states who have helped investigation process. brianne carter is in gaithersburg with more. >> it seems like this in chevy chase, that the sunday's storm has caused many to remain in the dark. >> [unintelligible] >> working around the clock, pepco has significantly reduce
the number of residents without power. that is what it is all about. >> many across the region are still frustrated. gas pumps sit idle and many are once again bracing the humidity without air-conditioning. for a number of residents in northeast washington, patience is running thin. >> it is very uncomfortable. you just have to wait. >> that was brianne carter reporting. we have learned about the death of a fourth person due to sunday's storm. a rockville resident was struck by lightning and died yesterday. carl henn was his name. we have a complete list of the 29 montgomery public school facilities that are still closed on our website and any other closures, wjla.com. our other top story this morning, police have a serial killer behind bars.
scott is the suspect in at least five murders and detectives fear there could be dozens more. courtney robinson is at prince george's county police headquarters with the latest. good morning. >> jason scott has been indicted on two murders in prince george's county. the other three murders you referred to have put the community on edge. we understand that police as far away as texas have opened investigations into him. officers tell us this is the face of a serial killer. 27-year-old jason scott, charged with murdering delores dewitt and teenage daughter ebony in march of 2009 and leaving their bodies in the top of this car. >> what satisfaction with to get of taking lives? >> that is a question delores's mother might never have answered. >> i feel at peace knowing he's
off the street. >> investigators got a break after federal agents discovered this abandon the upper marlboro mansion that they believe scott and others used as a hideout. officers found evidence inside from the dewitt murders that led to the indictment. >> i hope this indictment will help bring some sense of alm -- calm to the community. >> one of the most notorious criminals this area has seen, scott burke opinion largo and has a college degree in information technology. he could possibly have killed karen larsen ander jotte her dan 2009 as well as another woman. the chief and prince george's county says that scott was very cunning in his criminal tactics. he read up on how to commit
crimes and the lead police away from evidence. courtney robinson reporting, abc 7 news. to a developing story from pakistan. a plane has crashed into hills near the capital of islamabad. it was 153 people on board, trying to land when it went down. at least 25 bodies have been recovered so far. many more are feared dead. five people injured, at least. the weather was bad at the time. 74 degrees outside on this wednesday morning. still ahead, metro passengers are reacting to a normal or above last year's deadly crash on the red line. what the ntsb says the transit agency needs to be doing. battle lines are drawn as arizona's immigration lawyers implementation. and lisa baden
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we should destabilize just enough to get a few thunderstorms later this afternoon, 25% chance. let's look at the numbers outside. 73 and temple hill skala 73 and culpeper, frederick, 72, 71 in herndon. dew points in the upper 60s or low 70's. that is uncomfortable. you will feel the humidity more today than yesterday. we have warm us starts today than yesterday, not as refreshing. 88 today by lunchtime, partly cloudy, humid. by 5:00, 92 degrees for the high temperature. 25% chance of showers. the vast majority of us will remain dry. a better chance of storms tomorrow and possibly a little stronger due to a cold front, which will pave the way for lower humidity and lower temperatures again friday into the weekend.
tomorrow might be a few degrees warmer than today. friday and saturday will be comfortable in the upper 80s. a fabulous ride between the wilson bridge and the leesburg pike. everything is gone there. looks fine at the little river turnpike. 66, 95 between richmond and baltimore is good. quite across 50. nothing to report on 270. metrorail trains out on normal schedule. alison and scott? >> thank you. 74 degrees outside on this wednesday morning. coming up, investigators said significant progress is being made in the search for missing 7-year-old oregon boy. the new iphone, an e
arizona's immigration law is set to take effect today. a decision is expected as early as this morning from a federal judge. police officers are getting last-minute training on the law, how to avoid racial profiling while preparing for potential influx of-- authorities in oregon say that significant progress has been made in the search for kyron horman, but they have not offered details. a reward for information leading to his whereabouts has been doubled to $50,000. the house has approved a major increase in funding for the afghan war. the $59 billion bill goes to president obama's desk next. that will pay to send 30,000 more troops to afghanistan.
more than 100 democrats voted against that bill. -100 of the nation's worst oil spill. the bp chairman says his party is to stop the oil leaks and to clean up the shores and while also keeping shareholders in mind. >> today marks the 100 day since the initial explosion, but american bob dudley, the new man at bp, is wasting no time laying out his plan of attack. he says they have to kill the damaged all completely, hoping that will take place within the next few weeks. the and the focus will move to clean up efforts completely. >> we will be doing them a long time. that is my no. 1 focus. >> if there are some things complicating those efforts. kuszak to find the 180 million barrels. a lot of it has already broken up into the water. >> there's a lot of dispersed or a little water and that could end up in the food web.
fisherman tell us that their products are safe and they want all the fishing bans lifted, but they have not been proven safe yet. >> we have to be sure these are saved for consumers. >> i am working as fast as i can and as diligently as i can to get the gulf coast claims facility up and running so this can be handled as soon as possible. >> a towboat ran into a well head near the spill zone just in the last days. new revisions, the 16-mile rapid transit purple line would link bethesda to new carrollton. the council has approved adding specific stations such as the silver spring anstation.
there will also add more access for residents to a trail. d.c. waters is crews have finished repairing a 20-inch water main that broke yesterday afternoon, which sent water flowing down the street and into some basements. nearby streets were closed. while they fixed it amazon.com has launched a new service to tap into a customer's facebook trends for recommendations. vinita nair explains in this morning's update on technology news. >> amazon is teaming up with facebook and your friends faces could soon be used to sell your stuff. it ashore to raise new privacy concerns. this week amazon wants to test program allowing customers to use their facebook accounts while shopping, sending amazon information about themselves and
about their friends. users would receive a gift ideas on birthdays and would get to look at products their friends would like. here's a summer solution, microsoft is linking up with a device that is like having a dashboard for your home power use and it is sent over your wi- fi to a computer or table top display. it costs about $250. ever get frustrated when you cannot find the television remote? now you just have to remember where you put your eyes on. several devices on a tear that uses infrared sensors that turns your iphone into a universal remote. using your telephone as a remote creates unique challenges. >> if you are sharing the remote control with several people in your house, you take off to run an errand and you also take the remote control with you. if you want to call someone and
channel surf, you are on the phone with someone talkative, you are not able to do so. >> read that folder view of the sensors on wall street journal website. a team of scientists is looking into raising the titanic virtually. a detailed treaty it -- a detailed 3-d map will be created. for information on all these stories, log on to the technology page at abcnews.com. those are your "tech bytes" and i am vinita nair. 74 degrees, 19. time for traffic and weather. >> adam caskey here. it is a relief. >> anything to have a break from the heat. >> i wish i could lose a few
pounds, though. the sky is still dark. the sun rises a few minutes after 6:00. we have some early-morning crowds due to a ripple in the atmosphere. just enough to induce some clouds and a few light sprinkle over the eastern shore. no rain showers locally. we could use them, but nothing is on the radar right now. in hamilton, virginia, 72, as well as gainesville. upper marlboro is 74. rockville, 73. it is noticeably warmer right now than 24 hours ago. you will feel the added humidity. let's go to the maps. i want to point out something to the northwest, a lot of clouds and thunderstorms moving to parts of wisconsin and chicago.
that is a cold front that will move in either direction. it will give us relief from the humidity and added heat we have today and tomorrow. we are expecting a line of thunderstorms to develop along that, scattered in nature, across a region by tomorrow afternoon, a chance of a few isolated thunderstorm hours, especially in the blue ridge. in the morning, the clouds will give way to sunshine. partly cloudy skies for the vast majority of the day. a southwesterly winds will keep the humidity up today. there's a cold front moving into morrill, which will drop the humidity. we will have to wait until friday for the less humid air. today will be about 92, 94 tomorrow for the high temperature. partly cloudy, scattered late- day thunderstorms. we cannot rule out a severe thunderstorms for tomorrow.
friday through sunday, mid to upper 80's. low humidity for the early part of the weekend. not bad. montgomery county, 21 traffic signals remain out. some of those signals have been put on generators. you still have to be careful. you don't know which ones are working and which ones are in the dark in montgomery county. what is working is interstate travel. normal travel times on 95 between baltimore and fredericksburg. in great shape in the camera of traffic on 95. the red is headed south of springfield towards richmond. headlights out of newington toward the beltway. 5:22 on this wednesday. still ahead, stephen strasburg crashed before his starts. what is going on with the man called the future of the franchise?
trouble warming up, and as soon as the pitching coach told the general manager, he was told immediately. strasbourg was demand -- stephen strasburg was examined and has been put on anti- inflammatories. miguel batista was put into the starting role for the first time in two years, but he responded. he threw five scoreless innings with several strikeouts. desmond the cans into center field. miguel batista get cobin. the nationals beat the braves. we'll keep you posted on stephen strasburg. there is a look at your morning sports. have a great day. >> in of the fans were disappointed. fourth a lot of people bought tickets just for that game. what are you going to do? 74 degrees out on this wednesday morning. the news continues at 5:30.
>> the flags blowing. >> i am alison starling. >> i am scott thuman. glad to have you with us. let's begin with meteorologist adam caskey. >> the wind is blowing out of the southwest. the southwesterly breeze is pumping up the humidity, so you are review the changes outside this morning. not as refreshen out there. >> but we had two really great days. >> yesterday was the coolest morning for july. >> we had the windows up yesterday morning. >> you will need the air- conditioner this morning. 73 in arlington writer now, dew point of 67. 69 in hagerstown, 77 in hyattsville, 71 in manassas. 92 this afternoon. we cannot allow an isolated, patty thundershower. a cold front tomorrow, scattered storms, a little warmer. that will drop the temperature
and the humidity for friday and saturday. now to lisa baden. 21 lights still not working. that is getting shorter and shorter every day in montgomery county. a couple of those are on generators. others have temporarily stop signs. be careful. we are getting back to normal, for the most part. looks good on 270 northbound. there was a wreck reported at 370, but that is gone. in great shape on 50 in maryland. a nice to in virginia. 95 and 66. there is the beltway near university blvd.. alison and scott? >> thank you. 5:31 is the time. we begin with the power problems. commuter nightmares as traffic signals remain in the dark. >> 60,000 customers are still without power. crews are working round-the-
clock. brianne carter is a staging area in gaithersburg with the latest. >> good morning. the trucks are lined up behind us, ready to go. pepco officials say that they will continue to work around the clock until the power is back on for everyone. as you can imagine, the damage is lingering out there. a lot of trees are still down, which is complicating issues. they have to get the trees off of those power lines before they can get electricity running again. they have to repair transformers and other issues. residents are frustrated. they have been dealing with this for a number of days. not only their houses are without power, a street lights are without power and the number of supermarkets as well. people are looking for answers quickly. >> it is pitch black. we have done away our groceries. >> it is very uncomfortable.
we will just sit it out, that is the best you can do. >> pepco officials tell us the numbers are significantly less. started out with 300,000 people without power. they are going to canvass the neighborhoods to try to fix the problem neighborhood by neighborhood. if you or someone you know is without power and are trying to report your problems, pepco has given a phone line. 1-877-7372632. they hope to have the paula vekton as soon as possible. >> we have learned about the death of a fourth person due to the sun the storm. 48--year-old karl henn of rockville died yesterday. we will have continuous coverage online and throughout
the day. some closures as well listed on line. a prince george's county grand jury has indicted a 27- year-old maryland man police have accused of being a methodical serial killer. courtney robinson is live at police headquarters with more information about this story that we have been following closely since the story broke. good morning. >> good morning. that's right. these murders are about five murders that happened since 2008. they shocked the community. yesterday a grand jury indicted jason thomas scott on two of these murders. federal authorities -- excuse me, authorities in other areas including florida, texas, and the district are investigating him on other crimes. officers tell us this is the face of a serial killer. 27-year-old jason thomas scott
is charged with murdering delores dewitt and her teenage daughter ebony in march of 2009 and leaving the bodies in the trunk of this car that was burned. >> what satisfaction with you get of taking lives? >> that is the question rosa smith, ebony's grandmother is wondering. >> there is a way peace now. >> federal agents discovered an abandoned upper marlboro manton they believe scott and others used as a hideout. officers found evidence from the doggett murders that led to the indictment inside. >> i hope this indictment will help to bring some sense of calm to the community. >> potentially one of the most mature is criminals this area has seen. scott grew up in largo, receiving a college degree in information management systems. he could be responsible for many more murders, including killing
another mother and daughter pair, karen lofton and daughter christa in january 2009 and vilma butler in 2008. the body was found after a fire in her bowie home. scott has been in federal custody since july 2009 when federal agents arrested him on federal gun and sex charges. he remains in federal custody for the time being. reporting from paul moorpark, courtney robinson. >> thank you. a faulty circuit is being blamed for last year's deadly metro red line crash, but it could have been prevented. an ntsb simulation shows a train approaching this fort totton station. metropolitan commuter system -- computer systems said it was safe, but it failed to detect another stopped train ahead of them and could not see the other train until it was 500 feet wide. she pulled the brakes but it was too late. >> those lines are gone,
including my brother. 226,000 individuals ride a metro everyday. we want their safety. >> metal has started removing or retrofitting its oldest railcars. transit agency has ordered new cars but they will not arrive until 2015. it is 5:37, 74 degrees. still ahead, we are continuing to monitor the breaking news out of pakistan, an airplane crashing. the new arizona immigration law will take effect this week. this morning the effects being seen because of this enforcement blooming. all wildfire in california has destroyed houses. we will get the latest. >> lisa baden will be back with of the latest on wednesday morning commute. "good morning washington"
sunrise in 26 minutes. we anticipate clouds breaking later this morning, partly cloudy for most of the day. temple hills at 72, culpeper and 73. 70 in frederick. we have added humidity and you will feel that today. herndon is at 71. 92 degrees this afternoon for the high temperature around 5:00 p.m. partly cloudy for the most part with a chance of thunderstorms later today. now back to lisa baden with issues like traffic lights out. >> not many remain in montgomery county. nothing reported in prince george's county. in fairfax county as well and prince william county, things running smoothly. route 4 and route 5 are good, no issues on 228. 50 is clear between 301 and the exit for new york ave. 95 and if 295 are in good shape.
even 270 is running relatively nicely. the dulles greenway and dulles toll road off to a good start. i will take you to the geico camera, this is live on the dulles toll road near dulles airport. nothing reported from park police along the george washington parkway and the clara barton parkway are good as well. back to you. >> thank you. it is 5:42, 74 degrees. two candidates leading the pack in the race for d.c. mayor faced off. we will be back with another check on traffic and weather. you are watchinig "good morning check on traffic and weather. you are watchinig "good morning
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"wikileaks" released tens of thousands of documents about the afghan war. there is concern that operatives in afghanistan and pakistan who worked for the united states against the taliban or al qaeda may now be at risk. it has been 100 days since the explosion that led to the oil spill in the gulf. the new chairman of bp is laying out his plan of attack. he said the damaged oil well needs to be killed and then his focus will turn completely to the cleanup. a wildfire in the mojave desert of california is running out of control, 70 miles north of los angeles. it has destroyed four houses and is threatening 150 more. the fire has grown to more than 500 acres. investigators are trying to find out what caused this fire. following a developing story from pakistan. at least 45 people were killed when an airplane crashed in the hills surrounding the capital of islamabad. the death toll is expected to rise.
the airplane with 153 people on board was trying to land when it went down. at least five people had injuries. the weather was bad at the time. the day after tomorrow, the new arizona immigration law is set to take affect. if this morning undocumented immigrants are fleeing the state or hiding in fear. the state is hunkering down for a fight. >> it is a modern-day exodus. >> this is my home. i don't want to be separated from my family. >> a federal judge will decide today whether to block the nation's toughest immigration law that goes into effect tomorrow. >> [unintelligible] >> the law requires arizona police to question anyone they have reasonable suspicion may be illegal. many undocumented workers like
francisco are not waiting for the ruling. >> my children were born here. now i have to go back to mexico. >> apartment building owner is feeling this. >> 25% of our business has been affected. >> critics say that is the point of the new law, to make arizona so hostile to immigrants that they will go anywhere else. san diego is already getting the influx. >> there has been an increase in arrivals of immigrants from arizona. >> arizona police are preparing a new hom, in jail, anticipating a surge in arrests. -- a new home. activists are planning to block access to federal offices, daring police to ask them their immigration status. sparks flew as the people
hoping to be the next mayor of d.c. faced off. hundreds of people attended last night's forum, moderated by dan ford. the main focus was on the two leading candidates. vincent gray and the incumbent mayor adrian fenty. >> he is not what he promised to be. >> improvements for the youth. >> education, which has improved, and crime which is down. >> adrian fenty attacked greg's record as head of the human services department in the 1990's. gray returned fire by attacking adrian fenty's approval rating. > and suv led police on a chase near the white house. it came to an end in front of the world bank on pennsylvania avenue northwest between 18th and 19th streets. the suv struck at least two vehicles before it was stopped.
officers recovered a gun from that car. two men are under arrest. at a senate committee hearing two arlington officials will appear. yesterday senator claire mccaskill, the chair of the oversight committee, as is the number of mislabeled graves could be in the thousands. maryland and the district are in the race to the tara grant competition from the federal government. billions are up for grabs. 18 states and the district made the second round of cuts. it gives awards to states implementing programs and ideas to reform struggling schools. nearly nine dozen local government employees will get a few extra days off this summer. montgomery county executive likely it wants to boost morale to make up for all of the pay
freezes and furloughs. general gordon workers and police officers will get 26 hours of extra paid leave. firefighters will get 48 hours off. i collected as the allowance will not cost the county any money. 5:51, time for traffic and weather. we are joined by adam caskey. >> the dew points are up. we feel the humidity. >> if you like humidity, that is good. >> some people love it. some people like 100 degrees, like over the weekend. not many. >> it is not refreshed and like yesterday. >> we get into these discussions on my facebook page periodically. there's a general consensus, bring back the snow band winter. >> no. >> that is the consensus. you see the cloud cover outside
right now. that is due to a little ripple in atmosphere. that will linger for part of the morning. partly cloudy for most of the day. 72 degrees in warrenton, 66 in stephens city. front royal, 68. 75 in huntingtown and lexington park. 87 was the high temperature yesterday. if clouds moved in later in the day. one degree below average. the average high temperature dropped one degree. we are out of the hottest. of the year now. there's a cold front off to the northwest. -- we are out of the hottest period of the year now. showers and thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon. today there's a slight chance of isolated storms later on, especially farther west around the blue ridge and shenandoah valley. 92 is the high temperature. partly cloudy for the majority
of the day. a better chance of showers and storms tomorrow. 94 degrees. we will feel the humidity. dropping humidity friday into saturday. not to lisa baden. volume of traffic is heating up. 95, 66, 395, nowak since. if slowing traffic of the prince william parkway to the occoquan river. southbound on 270, we are watching some of your neighbors hit the roads heading to 109 at hyattstown. more to come. we will be right back.
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good morning, washington. it is 6:00 on this wednesday. i am scott thuman. >> i am alison starling. thanks for joining us. time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. >> let's begin with meteorologist adam caskey. a little warmer than yesterday. >> yesterday was refreshing. it felt good at this time. if not quite the same today. you'll feel that added humidity and temperatures. noticeably warmer. there's cloud cover to start the day. a little ripple an atmosphere is causing early morning low clouds. 76 in washington, damascus and walkersville, 71. woodstock, va., 68. 92 is the high temperature this afternoon. morning clouds will give way to sunshine. becoming partly cloudyer