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me up. nothing wrong. and that is what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." have a great weekend, everybody. live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead, close-knit community spirals into an emotional and financial tailspin. a call for action from lawmakers during a town hall. good morning, washington. it's 4:30 on this friday, september 30. >> its friday. >> i am cynne simpson. >> i am natasha barrett. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. lisa baden in a moment. first, steve rudin. >> we have a cool start to the day. nothing compared to what is on the way for the upcoming weekend. if if you like temperatures more like november, you will really
enjoy what is on the way. 62 degrees at reagan national 57 at dulles. temperatures are cooler well to the north in the 40's in michigan. satellite and radar shows a cold front that is on the way for the day. if you'll notice a change in the wind direction for the overnight. then there's a push a of cold air. that will arrive as we move into the day tomorrow. 73-77 degrees today. nighttime lows will fall into the 80's. tomorrow we will not make a lot of progress. -- nighttime lows in the 40's. highway crews getting ready to call it a night. i am showing a live picture of traffic on the beltway at new hampshire ave. you can see the arrow board pushing everybody to the right. road, they are clearing overnight construction. looks like they have done that
at university boulevard. it's good right now as far as traffic around the beltway even with construction clearing. this is branch avenue in bethesda on the beltway. and before we go back to the news desk, 270 looks good at father hurley boulevard. back to you. >> thank you. 4:32 this morning. we will begin this morning with a neighborhood's desperate plea for help. some families homes are teetering on the brink of collapse. residents living in austin ridge community of stafford say recent severe weather storm caused a massive landslide. last night demanded answers at a town hall meeting. >> dan and michelle o'leary went back toe. look out to their bedroom window. >> it is devastating. we are property is gone. several fairfax county roads
and bridges remain closed because of severe flooding. transportation officials recently examined 200 roadways. hillside road was cut in half when a flooded creek washed away an underground pipe that caused the road to cave in. crews are working on lorton road over giles run. vdot estimates the cost of repairs for roads and bridges will add up to more than $10 million. the damage caused from last month's earthquake has reached more than $80 million in one county. a 5.8 quake oppose the epicenter was the town of mineral. $63 million of the damage was done to the county schools. at least two school buildings have been closed for the rest of the year. a disturbing attack against a jogger. detectives spent the night searching for new clothes after the woman that was attacked told him that she was sexually assaulted. >> this happened yesterday morning in arlington on army navy drive. john gonzales as the latest.
>> o'clock 30 in the morning many of walking and jogging in this arlington neighborhood before work. children are getting ready for school. >> i walk the street probably every single day. >> a 37-year-old female dog was attacked by an unknown man on the sidewalk. he knocked her to the ground, a kidder several times and sexually assaulted her. >> my mother and i walked frequently. there are lots of people commuting to work. we never thought something scary like this would happen. >> detectives are taking pictures, talking to neighbors, and searching for anything that could bring them closer to the alleged attacker. >> i know that she had to have been so taken aback. i hope she gets the help she needs. >> the sidewalk is nestled along homes and a wooded area. this resident believe the suspect could easily find somewhere to hide.
>> sometimes people are so busy they may not notice things going on. it is heavily wooded and there's a lot of residential. >> the victim was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. some are thinking twice about walking alone. >> it is a little unsettling. >> police have potential suspects in the death of the george washington university graduate student. 33-year-old patrick casey died after hitting his head on the ground outside the northwest d.c. mcdonald's on friday. witnesses say that he was punched while trying to stop a fight. detectives are using security for this to identify those involved, but no arrests have been made. and take a look in the day ahead, drivers in tysons corner should prepare for a big traffic taint. tomorrow state highway officials will permanently close the left exit from the inner loop of the beltway to westbound interstate 66. the left exit the is going away for good because of work on the
high occupancy toll lanes. drivers will have to use the existing right exit ramps or 49a to go westbound on 66. >> should be interesting. blackberry playbook feels more heat in the tabloid wars. >> the government starts its fiscal year without a budget. with business news, linda bell joining us from bloomberg headquarters in new york. good morning. >> good morning. in a few hours investors will get a key report on consumer spending. that makes up the biggest part of our economy. stock index futures ahead of that in getting a lower open. the government's fiscal year ends today without an agreement by congress on how to pay for new projects. federal contractors are laying off people or delaying hiring. among the delayed projects is a dollar contract for work of the department of palm lulz
security -- department of homeland security. research in motion denies word that it is halting its playbook. best buy is slicing the price. if you thought target selling designer goods was a big deal. it is about to get exclusive items from another major fashion house. i will tell you in my next report. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. 60 degrees. feeling good. >> still ahead another bank announces big changes. where and how much and you will be charged use your debit card. >> everyone is looking for a good deal. you'll never guess where the first lady was spotted. >> first
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60's's. 62 at reagan national airport. there's cooler air to the north and west. we will feel the difference tomorrow. there's a cold front moving across the area, mainly to the west of the d.c. area at this time. moving into garrett county and allegany county. a few showers around cumberland. the showers will not amount to a lot today. mostly sunny. a beautiful day ahead 73-77. overnight lows in the 40's. tomorrow will be 57-62. we have the taste of the bethesda coming up and st. catherine's greek orthodox church is having their festival today through sunday. a lot to do this weekend. bundle up. in the meantime, traffic with lisa baden. we spoke about maryland and showed you some pictures, so we are rounding out by going toccata virginia area.
95 and 66 look ok. getting inside the beltway, 395 edsall road, not bad. now to a corridonear the pentagon, looks great on 110 washington boulevard. looks pretty good across the potomac river. and across the roosevelt bridge. and no problems on the beltway. we will keep an eye on it. back to you. >> thank you. 4:43, 60 degrees. cracks coming up, a big bank plans to make big bucks on your dime. >> and arch campbell pack as the odds on freight rail delivered
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welcome back, friday morning. a check on our top stories. terrorism experts say it would be nearly impossible to conflict large-scale damage on buildings by using model airplanes. authorities say that a 26-year- old massachusetts man plotted to use remote-controlled model planes packed with explosives. he was planning to attack the pentagon and the u.s. capitol. doctors testified that of virginia grandmother was depressed when she allegedly killed her granddaughter last november, but he also said carmela dela rosa did not show signs of psychosis. she is charged with throwing two-year-olds angelyn off of a walkway at tyson's corner center. once again the crews will
propel down the washington monument today looking for more damage from the powerful earthquake last month. the national park service is scheduled to give an update later this month on what they have found so far. 7 is on your side with morning. there's growing outrage targeting one of the nation's largest banks. bankamerica announced it will now charge customers $5 a month if they use their debit card. jay korff explains they are not the only bank making this decision. -- bank of america. starting in 2012 the bank of america debit card holders will be charged $5 a month whether they use their card once a month or 100 times. >> it may not seem like a lot but it really adds up. >> customers we spoke with, especially those who enjoy the convenience of the debit card -- >> i use my car all the time. >> are contemplating changing banks. >> you don't have to worry about your cash when using a debit
card, so this will be a big issue. >> cheryl, likes the fact she is a credit union member. your husband belongs to bank of america. >> he's probably going to want to change banks. a spokesperson from the bank says the economics of our for the debit card have changed with recent regulations. that refers to the billions of dollars the banking industry expects to lose annually. starting on saturday and the banks cannot charge retailers as much as they used to for swiping a debit card. u.s. senator dick durbin blasted the company, stating that bank of america is trying to find new ways to pad their pockets by sticking it to its customers. >> is annoying and not necessary. >> there's not much we can do. when does it stop? maybe another bank will do it. >> other financial institutions including wells fargo, chase bank, and some regional banks are testing out similar bank card fees in certain states.
bank of america debit card holders should know that if they are simply using their debit card to pull money out of the bank of america atm machine they will not have that monthly fee. >> i think a lot of people will be changing their banking habits. also, and drivers beware. new driving laws take effect tomorrow in maryland. the new rules include a ban on texting while driving. also it will allow medal of honor recipients to wave and vehicle registration and a driver's license renewal fees. and police will be able to install security cameras on school buses. and new regulations for those convicted of drunk driving. all this takes effect on october 1. the first lady made a rare shopping trip. she was not at a high-end retailer. she stopped by target in alexandria yesterday. it caught shoppers and employees by surprise. michelle obama was wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses
while picking up a few items. a photographer snapped pictures. the white house says the first lady mrs. normal stuff like running to the store. that's pretty neat. i was going to go to that started yesterday. >> you would have been shopping with the first lady. i love that she is keeping it real. it's just down the street on 1. we will do an investigation. >> but that is definitely a target store. >> we know that. there's a cooldown on the way. you'll probably want a jacket for the weekend. and maybe wear hats because it can be breezy, especially at tased of bethesda -- taste of bethesda. on this friday morning 62
degrees with dew point levels in the upper 50's. 53 in frostburg, wind at 28 miles an hour. not as women in the district, 62 degrees downtown, 59 degrees in fairfax. -- not as windy in the district. there's a band of light showers beginning to move across western maryland. it's dry for us. expected to remain dry for the remainder of the day with sunshine. there will be a few stray showers moving in during the overnight. tomorrow we may see an isolated showers. 20% to 30% chance. during the day on sunday, cool and breezy. 73-77 degrees today. the extended outlook in a few minutes. first, lisa baden with traffic. easy drive. things are quiet. clearing overnight construction out of the way. looks fabulous as far as
interstate travel, north into richmond critics out into richmond, north into baltimore. looks good into the district. 66 and 95, to and from the beltway looks good between marshall and vienna and between fredericksburg and springfield. looks good on 270 95, and b-w parkway between 30 parcel airport and the beltway running nicely on 50 between annapolis and new york ave. looks good on route 4 from prince frederick to andrews air force base and route 5 out of all sorts. we will look at mass transit in a few moments. back to news. 4:52, 60 degrees. cracks coming u is ser
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