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incredibly brave folks. >> braver than i, for sure. >> my feet are firmly planted on the ground. stay with us for "good morning america." thanks for watching. have great monday. live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead a critical day for amanda knox. right now the american student is addressing the italian court and pleading for freedom. good morning, washington. it's monday, october 3. i am cynne simpson. >> i am natasha barrett. we begin with traffic and weather. we will check in with lisa baden in a moment. first, meteorologist adam caskey. nice to see you back. >> welcome back. >> very good to be back. good to be here. its goal to be another cold day.
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an extension of yesterday, a couple degrees warmer, similar conditions. gray skies. could there be a peak of sunshine? sure. looking for to tomorrow afternoon and a big improvement for the rest of the week. light rain this morning. another unsettled a with off- and-on showers. right now it's over the potomac highlands and west virginia and maryland. 43 degrees in leesburg along with gaithersburg. mostly cloudy this afternoon, 55 degrees with scattered sprinkles here and there with a light westerly wind. big improvement by tomorrow afternoon. we will have a lot of sunshine later on in the day with high temperatures back in the 60's. on wednesday in the 70's. low to mid 70's expand nearly total sunshine from wednesday all the way through the weekend. we will finally get what we deserved. we are getting a lot of
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construction projects that are still on a highway that will be out of the way by the time you get there. there is an accidental aoutbound suitland parkway near branch avenue. -- an accident. outer loop in silver spring at colesville road, looks like they are picking up some of the construction barrels. this is one example of overnight road work. now to news. we begin with a developing story from italy. amanda knox is making a final appeal for freedom. >> it has been stressful for years now. she will get out of there and be ok. >> this is about meredith ultimately. we need to find truth and justice for her. >> in 2009 amanda knox and her
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former boyfriend were convicted and sentenced to prison for the 2007 murder of american curmeredith kercher. the court could set the woman free, uphold a sentence, or put her behind bars for life. we will continue to follow the story. a live report at 5:00 from italy. prosecutors plan to file manslaughter charges today against a teenager in connection with a crest and killed two of his classmates. he was originally charged with misdemeanor reckless driving in april after a crash in a market, virginia. two passengers died. police say that speed was a factor. a former army sergeant major is accused in a violent case of road rage. we're finding out now that he will not stand trial. gene mckinney will enter a plea
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on tuesday in arlington courtroom. in april he was indicted for malicious wounding and reckless driving. he picked up passengers on 95 in virginia slug-line passengers. he drove at 95 miles an hour and then struck one of them with his car. the trial resumes for women charged with killing her granddaughter. carmela dela rosa is accused of killing her two-year-old granddaughter angelyn to her death from the sky walk at tysons corner center. her lawyers claim she was insane during last november's incident. we will see how the trial plays out. the park service hopes to get engineers back on the washington monument today. it was incredible yesterday afternoon. look of the rainbow shining over the monument. but it was too windy. we are hearing from the cruise about their inspections high
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above the national mall. scott thuman has their story. >> all inspiring. i am always hit with a sense of culture and history. >> she is one of five members of an engineering team that has been rappelling down the sides of the 565 ft washington monument. >> to be here and experience of looking at the building this historical is amazing. >> they assess the damage from the earthquake in august that left cracks and broken pieces of stone. >> we start with a visual assessment to see what the conditions are. we are looking for cracks and displacements and distress and are documented that with digital photographs on the ipad. >> they use some of damage to collect the stones and collect any loose pieces. >> we are listening for any how low areas, which is indicative of a failed spot in the stone.
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>> dangling 50 stories high being the center of attention, they may have a clue as job in the world -- coolest job. >> i and later we will realize this was really something that was pretty important. >> it can be tiresome. >> we are dragging a little bit now and it's pretty physically demanding, but there's also a sense of what we are doing and what the building we are on hand all the bus that goes along with that keeps you going. >> scott thuman, abc 7 news. >> the team will reassess conditions later this morning to see if it is safe to continue the inspection process. we will get an important update today on the investigation into the potential cancer cluster in frederick county, maryland. the health department is holding a meeting to address public concerns and to present a resort -- report.
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residents near fort detrick believe the soil and water are contaminated from agent orange. the meeting will be this morning in the first or hearing room at winchester hall beginning at 6:30 p.m.. delays on the red line for metro customers this week and next because of track work. trains will be single-tracking between the york avenue and rhode island. this will happen from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. predicts o'clock p.m. monday through friday. between glenmont and new york avenue, at 10 minutes to your travel time. wall street has a heavy agenda this week. >> and quick a look at what investors are watching, linda bell at bloomberg headquarters in new york. good morning. >> good monday morning. there's a lot on tap for wall street this week. apple out with big announcements tomorrow. and the september jobs report due on friday. yahoo! is holding a press conference in new york it 9:00
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a.m. there's no words about, but sources say the company has been considering possible buyout offers lately. today we get a closer look at the manufacturing industry. economists say it may show that manufacturing expanded for the month of september, yet at a slower pace in more than two years. the finance ministers in europe are weighing the threat of a grievous fault. european ministers so far have agreed to the $6 billion or rather 6 billion euro austerity measure. greece said it would miss the 2012 budget targets. ahead of all this, stock-index beatrice indicating a lower open. expect this to be a happy halloween for some. that's coming up and next hour. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. 4:38, 45 degrees. >> it is cold outside. a big break for the forms in
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adam caskey in the belfort furniture weather center. we have a cold weather pattern today. tomorrow things will transition back to sunshine and warmer temperatures. still running below average today and tomorrow but a big improvement for the rest of the week. showers moving to st. mary's county, lower southern maryland. parts of the shenandoah valley as well seeing areas of light rain. 48 in the district right now 43 in gaithersburg. 46 at dulles airport. cooler in cumberland at 41 now. tralee gray skies today with spotty areas a light rain or sprinkles from time to time. high temperatures in the mid 50's, a few degrees warmer than yesterday. tomorrow we will start the day cloudy with afternoon sunshine. we cannot rule out a morning sprinkle. overall, improvements tomorrow afternoon. in the 60's. breaking 70 with sunshine by wednesday. we have good news on the
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highway. clearing overnight construction. that's a good thing. no major accidents to report. we are in pretty good shape as far as the trip south into richmond and north into baltimore and to the airport. all clear. i have a couple cameras. this is the beltway near andrews air force base, moving nicely. we look good on 95 through springfield. one more camera before we go back to the news desk. i love this camera. it is pretty. this is the george wanted to parkway north of reagan national. back inside. 4:3
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taking our top stories crews could resume their inspection of the outside of the washington monument today. inspections were stopped on the weekend after high winds. engineers are searching for other damage -- are searching for more damage after the august earthquake. the supreme court justices are expected to hear cases on the health care reform law the indecency rules for the sec and whether police can attack a dps tracking device to the car of a suspect without a warrant. the redskins are tied for first in the nfc east after beating the st. louis rams yesterday, 17-10. they had a 17-0 lead in the
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fourth quarter, but the rams scored a field goal and a touchdown. >> is out out to my detroit lions as well. top news, ron the region, a welcome sight. the martin luther king jr. library is open on sundays now. it was one of many of threatened by cutbacks. autria godfrey has the story. >> welcome to the library. >> along lot of library -- a long line of library lubbers was welcomed -- library lovers. the only library in the district remain open on sundays. this means no more frustrations over finding a new place to get her lessons. it was announced earlier this week that a shortage of cash would mean closing a branch. but the mayor and others worked
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overtime to scrounge up the thousands of dollars that it needed to keep the facility opened a everyday. >> i've been coming to this library for years, long before i got into political life, back to 20 years ago. >> one of those lobbying local officials said that she relies on the computers for her daughters. >> we come to a public place to use the internet. >> 10% of the circulation comes from the sunday crowd here. >> sunday really matters. >> autria godfrey, abc 7 news. you may have to spend more cash for attacks in the d.c. area. starting today the meter will keep running until the ride is over. other fees or extra bags, extra passengers, and gas will remain in place at least through the
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middle of next month. the 30-day warning period is over for 19 new speed cameras in d.c. they returned on september 1. violators now will be fined between $75 and $250. to find out where they are, log on to our web site. wjla.com. discouraging news about the planned metro rail extension to dulles airport. it is six months behind schedule. it was supposed to open in the summer of 2014 and that capacould push up the price of the project. we did is now supposed opened in the summer of 2014 instead of 2013. we have the weather and traffic. >> adam caskey is back in the house. >> it's good to be back.
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yesterday we tied at reagan national for the call this afternoon ever, on october 2. >> i believe it. >> 52 degrees. that was tied record low high temperature. they will be similar to yesterday, but we have a big improvement for the rest of the week. we can make it through one more day and we will notice the changes tomorrow. there's the pinwheel in atmosphere. you here. notice the counterclockwise rotation in atmosphere. that's a level low pressure system and cut off from the main flow of our atmosphere, so it's not moving until tomorrow. that is when we will start to nudge it is spreading and a big improvement in imat as high pressure settles in. finally what we have been looking for to for a couple weeks, a good stretch of sunshine and comfortable temperatures. highs in the low to mid 70's for the majority of this week. today is an exception. sunshine for the majority of the
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week. 48 in the district, 45 in winchester. some rain in west virginia and the potomac highlands, hagerstown, light rain and 42. the 55 this afternoon, mostly cloudy with a few stray showers. we will start tomorrow with some clouds, afternoon sunshine in the 60's. most of the week looks good. most of the morning looks good. 95 as normal travel times. south into richmond and north into baltimore, and near the airport look good. looks good on the tollway. escalon 66 between centreville and the beltway. quiet is on 270. -- looks good on 66. i made a coffee cake called psychic to me -- called sock it to me cake. it makes me think of richard
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nixon. >> a bus couple of crumbs. -- save us a couple of crumbs. it's 45 degrees outside. >> it was our place and we are going to miss it. >> caa favorite bar
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thousands of cases have been
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tapped and thousands more people have been served, but last call is officially over for capitol hill hawk and dove. after four years in business the business has closed. plenty of people out and do the bar to have one more drink or dinner. kris van cleave has the grand finale. >> it is the end of an era. >> the fine on the door says it all. >> i came in to say goodbye. >> after 44 years, capitol hill's neighborhood bar -- >> it is sad. nostalgic. >> famous for being a watering hole where politics and disagreements were left outside -- collect all the mechanics and lawyers and lobbyists and congressmen, it was our place and we are going to miss it. >> its final last call. >> september 19 we have afforded anniversary of the first beer that i ever had a a hawk 'n' dove. >> he spent time on both sides of the bar in those years
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employee and patron. gorzelanny its more than just the sum of its eclectic parts. >> is an ongoing debate tomorro -- there's not going to be anything to do tomorrow after i get out of court. >> he was hoping to -50-year mark, but learned in august that he lost his lease. >> it's painful, very sad for me. not the way i wanted to end. but that's the way happened. >> the sadness was put on hold for the final night to tear on a touchdown for the packers and wave goodbye to a terrorist friends and take a photograph to mark the spot where so many good memories were made. >> it is sad and happy. it was a great 44 years. >> kris van cleave abc 7 news. >> i like the way he looks at it. it's 45 degrees. >> still ahead tablets wars.
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these people hold our life in their hands. it is stressful. >> decision date. will amanda knox walk free or will stay in an italian prison? >> defense begins a second round of testimony in the murder trial a local grandmother. >> and

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