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>> good morning, washington. it's friday, october 14. i am trying to jump penelopahead. i am cynne simpson. >> i am natasha barrett. first, brian van de graaff. >> adam caskey has the day off. a little muggy outside wickes a few storms -- with a few storms. 60's in the metro area right now. martinsburg and winchester in the upper 50's. showers from last night and some moisture moving in from southwest. that will enter as we go through the morning. clear skies behind athat for the remainder of the weekend. some late-day clearing today
becoming breezy this afternoon and overnight. gusty wind tomorrow, if temperatures around 70 degrees with sunshine. gorgeous on sunday and monday. no rainshowers until the middle of next week. back to you. >> thank you. we are on storm watch. homeowners beginning to clean up the mess caused by an evening of severe storms. heavy winds and rain caused damage to houses while twisters were spotted in some areas. brianne carter has a look at the damage. >> we don't want to be here. you see a rotating? \>> there was cause for concern during last night's rush hour commute. >> e-you see? >> interstate 95 had a tornado caught on camera, knocking out power.
roads were turned into streams trapping drivers. >> the water started coming up high are really fast. >> firefighters were called. >> i did not want to open the door because the inside was plotting. >> a tornado may have touched down in louisa county, virginia. too much for historic sylvania plantation house, which survived more than two centuries of storms and war. the bulls was torn off, causing a lot of damage to the interior. -- the roof was torn off. >> it saet the roof down in the yard. >> the damage is so expensive that it's not clear if the house can be restored to its former glory. it's not clear if the weather caused a tractor- trailer to crash on southbound
95 in college park. the vehicle rolled over last night. some lanes are closed. the driver does not have serious injuries. how are the roads looking now? let's get an update from lisa baden. >> looking better in maryland. first i will take you to the maps. no problems on the beltway. looks good at the american legion bridge, the wilson bridge, in and out of baltimore as normal travel times. 270 between father hurley boulevard and the beltway in good shape as well as 66 between centreville and 495. quiet on the dulles greenway and dulles toll road. back to you. >> thank you. 5:03. we are following the latest in the murder of a woman in montgomery county and now the search former son. today marks two weeks since the disappearance of 11-year-old william mcquain. mike conneen is following the
case, darke county police headquarters. >> good morning. police have made a desperate plea in their search for william mcquain. the germantown boy is still missing even as a step father is behind boars, it's charged with killing a mother. 45-year-old curtis lopez was seen last wednesday removing items from the apartment of his estranged wife, the same place if she was found dead after an and an amber alert was sent out for the boy. >> he was a fantastic little boy. if cracks he was carrying out a flat screen tv sets. >> he said he had to dig into the shop to have it fixed. i thought something is wrong. >> william was last seen in class and martin luther king middle school on september 30.
concern school officials called a good friend of the mother, an even -- who then reported jane and william missing. there's still no sign of the stepson. the police chief has issued an urgent plea for the public's l.p.. >> my hope is that he maybe with a family member or friend. as time goes on, it becomes more and more alongside that this safe -- a long shot that he is safe. >> lopez is not fully cooperating with detectives in the search for the boy. he will be processed in north carolina and then moved here. a local iraq war veteran is expected to enter a guilty plea in the case of attempted murder today.
last september and joshua atkins fired a high-powered rifle pit at his girlfriend. the woman was walking out of the parking garage and bethesda. she was not injured, but there was a massive manhunt for the suspect. he was arrested later that night in pennsylvania. at the suitland metro grosz there have been a string of armed robberies. five similar incidents from september 27 through yesterday morning. in each case a man with a black hand gun approached a person, demanded property, and it took off. if no one has been heard. now they are stepping up security. still ahead, costs three protesters are preparing for possible showdown with new york city police. >> and it has to do with the owner of the park where the protesters are skipping out -- are camping out.
shortly. more showers and storms through the midday. finally the skies will clear out. the energy will rotate through the midmorning and into the afternoon. this will be pushing away. temperatures for most of us in the 60's right now. 63 la plata. patchy fog and showers this morning. scattered showers through midday. later this afternoon in the skies will start to clear. lots of sunshine saturday and sunday, a 60's on saturday, low 70's on sunday. a dry weekend. the kids will not be able to play sports tomorrow with all the water on the ground. now looked at thseventhe roads. everybody needs to be on their best behavior because of a frog -- fog.
i spoke with police about any residual damage. they said no. rock creek park looks pretty good right now. george washington parkway nothing to report right now. the overturned a tractor-trailer accidents a moment ago in maryland is completed league on -- is completely gone. everything is open near route 100. normal travel times in virginia between fredericksburg and springfield on 95. back to you. >> thank you. 5:11 64 agrees. >> a waitress in trouble, accused of trying to poison her boss. we will hear from the boss about the tear falling -- a terrifying ordeal. >> a preview of the new
the d.c. area is cleaning up after last night's storm. a tornado touched down near quantico, knocking down trees and power lines. and an apparent tornado in louisa county, virginia, heavily damaged and a store called. drivers had to be rescued when their cars became stranded on flooded roads in fairfax county. police and made an arrest in the murder of a germantown woman. 45-year-old curtis lopez was arrested in north carolina yesterday. he is wanted in the death of 51- year-old jane mcquain. police are searching for her 11- year-old son william who has not been seen since september 30. metro transit police increasing patrols at the suitland metro station garage after armed robberies. five people to have been propped between september 27 and yesterday morning. no one was injured in any of those incidents. -- five people have been robbed.
last night president obama and the first lady hosted the south korean president and his wife. guests included billy jean king and and actor john cho. presidential candidate rick perry and will try to take back some of the momentum that is lost to an herman cain. the texas governor lays out his first major policy address since entering the race. john hendren has a closer look. >> good morning. this is a lot about the republican presidential field and the mood of voters herman cain. as never held public office. nothing short of stunning. >> six weeks ago some pundits
said i should just drop out. they don't know herman cain. >> preparing fell 22 points in a month in one recent poll. this attack from rick perry's wife. >> when i hear 999, i want to call 911, because it would raise taxes. >> herman cain is leading in the polls. spirit airlines has even lost its own 999 advertising campaign. he has not been to iowa since august. >> we are trying hard to get mr. herman cain here in october and hopefully will be able to achieve that. >> voters are angry this year. >>this occupy seattle protests tried to get the attention of the man many called the inevitable, mitt romney.
rick perry struggling to gain momentum, plans to lay out a plan on oil and gas exploration expansion, that would create 1.2 million jobs, he says. >>as his rival's campaign for the job, president obama will highlight a trade deal that would help the automobile industry. john hendren, abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. massachusetts senator scott brown is responding to allegations of plagiarism on his senate web site. he blamed his staff for lifting part of a 2002 speech by former north carolina senator elizabeth dole word for word. the passages were about values that parents instill in their children. spokesperson says it was used as a template and inadvertently transferred without being rewritten. wall street protesters in new york preparing for a possible showdown with police.
the owner of the parks wants them to leave by 7:00 a.m. so crews can spend the day cleaning. some demonstrators believe this is an attempt to end protests against corporate greed. they are planning to rally at 6:00 this morning. >> that is 45 minutes from now. the blackberry blackout is over abandoned by phone goes on sale. >> tanya rivero has more. >> blackberry is back. research in motion says the blackout is over and it has fixed the problem and services returning to normal for millions of customers. many customers are still angry. company officials say they will work hard to win back users trusts but did not answer questions about whether that includes a refund. the iphone 4s goes on sale today. the new voice-driven personal assistant is a major selling point.
>> you can ask it do i need a raincoats today or what is the weather forecast like? you will get the same result. it understands more often than not the intent of what you are asking. >> it is available from at&t, verizon, and sprint. i am tanya rivero. taking a look at a live picture from the apple store in georgetown right now. about a dozen people are waiting in line, hard-core fans, they don't mess around. >> the new iphone 4s goes on sale at 8:00 this morning. brian, are you going to get yours? >> if somebody wants to buy one for me. >> i hear you. >> especially in this weather. >> clearing later this evening for the football games. the weekend looks good. let me show you a shot from
louisa county. this is the front yard. built in the 1700's. they don't know if it can be restored. this was taken right after the storm, blue skies. quite a bit of damage in that area. and a tornado in quantico. that was from yesterday. showers and storms down to our south and west this morning. those will continue living across the area. look for more showers and storms through the first half of the day and then by this afternoon moving away with improving conditions. 66 degrees right now in southern maryland, 64 in fredericksburg. cooler air will start to build in across the mid-atlantic after the front clears away. satellite and radar picture shows the showers on our doorstep. the wider picture does show clearing. high-pressure will pull the moisture up and out of here. that will allow for a drier
pattern into the weekend. showers arriving around midday then moving away, and clearing for the weekend. upper 60's, low 70's, breezy. breezy still tomorrow, even gusty. should be a gorgeous day with sunshine. nice weather on sunday, a little less windy. mid-70s's on monday and tuesday. raining by the middle of next week and a cooling trend temperatures dropping again. two accidents. the beltway in montgomery county. one of them on the outer loop after connecticut's and another on the inner loop near georgia avenue. we will take you into a picture of traffic not moving on the outer looksp between connecticut avenue and rockville pike. this is a live picture of traffic on the ramps from 97 to maryland 100 west. there's an accident on that exit
ramp. next virginia, 395 leaving the beltway is beautiful at edsall road. back to you. >> thank you. 5:21 64 degrees. >> next, the capitals' rivalry renewed. the capitals win the war. >> later on "anderson," if family opened their home to 30 foster children. perotinus then became contagious. 4:00 on abc 7.
the capitals rivalries is real against the penguins. picking a fight right there. then he showboats for the crowd. >> there's a promo. they are not messing around. alex ovechkin was angry. he said that the man was not respectful and then the man apologized. >> it looked like his head hit the ice >> the capitals and penguins are the best teams in hockey and they played a super game last night. it was fast, tough, cocky
a terrific bidder. the capitals down one. mike gets pushed from behind. the clock slide past brent johnson and the game was tied at 1. still tied in the third. alex ovechkin with a collection that had to be reviewed, but he got a goal. to one-- it was 2 to 1. sudden victory. the capitals are now 3-0. milwaukee at st. louis after the fifth inning. a runner on base. he singles to left. morgan, a tall man score as easily from third. the milwaukee brewers win the game, the series at two games apiece. have a great day, everybody. >> my goodness. crichton night. 63 degrees outside.
the news continues at 5:30. >> the search for answers in a disturbing case in my stomach county. a mother found murdered and her son still missing. >> dramatic video of a severe storms, caught on camera. drivers trapped in high water. all that is coming up in a live report. >> in the belfort furniture weather center, more showers on the way for the morning and midday. if the weekend is nice.
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>> a tornado caught on tape in quantico, virginia. we have live coverage of the severe storm it's the left damage all across the area. good morning, washington. it's friday, october 14. i am cynne simpson. >> i am natasha barrett. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. brian van de graaff has a check on the forecast. >> we will have a picture of the damage on our facebook page. friend us and you can get that information. we are taking a look at showers that will be moving in from the south and west, approaching central virginia right now and maybe getting rumbles of thunder. after that we will set the stage for drier pattern for the upcoming weekend. our forecast for the day scattered showers early. becoming breezy with afternoon clearing, highs in the low 70's. sunshine tomorrow with gusty
wind. today is a transition period but to better weather for the week ended. now let's check in with lisa baden. there's a crash, on the outer loop between connecticut avenue and rockville pike. all lanes were closed for half an hour. traffic is just starting to be set free. they moved everyone to the left shoulder. we will have an update in 10 minutes. back to news. the weather continues to be our top story. several homeowners cleaning up after last night severe storms. >> parts of our area had tornadoes along with heavy rain and wind. brianne carter is live in chantilly, virginia, with a look at all the damage. >> we are on long walney road in chantilly. part of this road was closed because of the high water last night. the good news this morning is the road is back open. even talking to driver this
early, they say this happens every time it rains. let's show dramatic video of what was also caught on camera. home-video of the skies swirling above. an apparent tornadoes touching down on interstate 95, knocking out power, causing flooding along some roads. severe weather started during the rush hour commute. timing could not have been worse. the high water began a long walney road, trapping some drivers who thought they could make it through the water. it continued rising very quickly. -- trapping drivers. >> i did not want to open the door because the inside was flooded. >> my car is flooded. >> two people there had to push their car off out of the high water. the good news this morning is the water has receded.
the road is back open. many people say something needs to be done to prevent this from happening again. reporting live, brianne carter, abc 7 news. heavy wind caused damage in stafford county. this is a long denver sunday as i would. acc-- this is a long jefferson high way. a tree crashed into the top of a barbershop. a tweet was sent from the account u of marylanders around 7:00 class nights and it says "a tornado is forecast to strike the campus within the next 10 minutes, seek shelter immediately.' emergency sirens also lairds but there was no tornado warning for college park or the surrounding area. we tried to reach campus officials, but have not received a response. >> you can see video and pictures of all the storm damage and get the latest forecast by
going to our website, wjla.com. we are following the latest developments in the murder of a germantown will and sam the disappearance of her young son. as police searched for 11-year- old william mcquain, they made an arrest in his mother's death. mike conneen is at the montgomery county police headquarters in rockville. >> good morning. the 11-year-old germantown boy is still missing this morning even as his stepfather is behind bars starts with the killing of his mother. the father was arrested early thursday morning at a hotel in north carolina. that is where police also found the victim's suv. police say that 45-year-old curtis lopez was seen last wednesday removing items from his estranged wife's apartment the same apartment where she was found dead after an amber alert went out for our son. neighbors say that they saw lopez carrying a flat screen tv past to his wife's suv. 11-year-old william was last
seen in class at martin luther king middle school on september 30. school officials called a good friend of the mother, less than reported jane and william missing. 51-year-ago jane mcquain was found dead in bed with trauma to the upper body. still no signs of the stepson of lopez. >> my hope is that he maybe with a family member or a friend. as time goes on it becomes more and more a long shot that he is safe. >> lopez has been charged with first-degree murder and sources tell us that he is not fully cooperating in the search for a stepson. reporting live from the montgomery county mobile news room in rockville, mike conneen. 63 degrees. >> still ahead the family of a man who died outside a d.c.
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diseases in the nation. to learn more, visit us online. >> good morning, washington. >> that will wake of personyou up. >> time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. >> let's go to brian van de graaff. >> sometimes this is called the belfort furniture weather center. we are keeping an eye on things this morning. we have some showers and then nicer weather will be here on the weekend. let's go to the stormscan to show you the wide picture. we have showers out of the south and west. these will continue through the morning. a couple of hours getting close to fredericksburg and culpeper. mr. willis across the area as we go through the day and even contain a rumble of thunder. 60's to start the morning. low 70's today with storms
clearing by this afternoon. gorgeous this weekend, 69 on saturday. gusty on saturday. 72 on sunday. next chance of showers next wednesday. let's look at the roads with lisa baden. leaving your world and going to the beltway. not very pretty. the outer loop has delays before colesville road. the crash the is after connecticut avenue. here's a picture. the outer loop after connecticut avenue, but before rockville pike, the crash has been moved to the left shoulder. the beltway had been closed 30 minutes. let's go to virginia to show you northbound 395, headlights are northbound moving at speed at duke street, very quiet. metro rail, marc rail, vre encore on normal service. back to you. >> thank you. 5:40 63 degrees.
tracking our top stories, people across the d.c. region are picking up the pieces from last night's storms. a tornado knocked down trees and power lines in quantico. an apparent tornado in louisa county, virginia, damaged a storied home. -- an historical -- historic home. 45-year-old curtis lopez was picked up in north carolina, accused of killing a 51-year-old jane mcquain.
authorities are still searching for her 11-year-old son william, not seen since september 30. people are lined up at apple stores all across the country waiting to get their hands on the iphone 4s. if it goes on sale dust over two hours from now. apple could actually sell 4 million of them this weekend alone. alexandria police are asking for your help in finding a man suspected in a violent assault. 44-year-oprah shaun carla nn let a woman into a wooded area and tried to sexually assault her. you are asked to call police if you see him. the family of a man killed outside the dc9 nightclub plan to file a multimillion-dollar civil lawsuit against the club. if a news conference set for this morning. ali mohammed was killed after an altercation with club owners and employees.
family members are upset that charges were dropped against the men accused of beating him. the man believed to be behind the deadly shooting in california was one of the friendly skies on the block. on wednesday police say that scott de kraai opened fire killing eight people including his ex-wife michele. he was upset about a custody dispute with michele, an employee at the salon. officials in oklahoma try to determine why a high school football player died after breaking his leg. smith broke his leg in practice on tuesday, he was rushed to the hospital, and he went home that night. he died the next day. >> it is shocking because he was cleared physically to play football. he was in good health. he was a large skillet and was in good shape. >> unbelievable.
-- he was a large kid. >> family fand friends are devastated. a waitress is in trouble for trying to poison her boss. the 21-year-old christina webb put eyedrops in her lost's -- her boss's drink. >> i had chills, cannot eat, spent the day in the hospital. >> her workman, plan is taking care of medical bills. quiet and afternoon this week. a woman driving an suv along the road in ohio hit a cat. she discovered it was under the car and the cat had crawled inside and got stuck in the dashboard. after a few hours a woman from a
local animal shelter was able to reach in to the space and rescued the animal. the woman who hit it plans to adopt it. >> they tore up the dashboard. who's going to pay for that? that is a typical man's response. we will have a few more showers through the early part of the day. by afternoon, drying out becoming windy. sunshine for the weekends gusty on saturday. upper 60's and 70's. martin luther king jr. memorial event will have much better weather than last time. outside this morning, numbers in the 60's. 66 downtown and in southern maryland. 63 in frederick this morning, 62
in hagerstown. a little patchy fog. drier air, cooler weather to the west. showers working from southwest to northeast. showers and thunder as we go to the midday. much drier weather behind that. high pressure moving from the midwest. nicer weather pattern will emerge for the upcoming weekend. the clouds this morning with showers off and on developing through midday and lunchtime. into the afternoon and the drive home, the moisture will be moving out. saturday and sunday, sunshine returning. a little breezy this afternoon becoming gusty tomorrow. the wind will be out of the westpac, but it will still be taking. smile today. scattered showers and late clearing. temperatures around the late 70's -- low 70's. gusty wind tomorrow with sunshine, upper 60's.
after a gusty saturday, a pleasant sunday at 72, low to mid 70's for the first tab of next week, next chance of rain on wednesday. temperatures dropping dramatically after that. let's see what's happening on the roads. virginia drivers on the road. but we do have slow traffic. 66 eastbound and starting to slow at 50 in centreville. looks good in foster's. 95 virginia loading up in woodbrige. otherwise, better than average coming out of fredericksburg. here springfield northbound 95 not alone getting up to the pentagon, still good. if in maryland, an accident on the outer loop between connecticut avenue and rockville pike, but traffic is moving. back to you. >> thank you. the downturn in the economy is hurting babies. >> the release of the iphone 4s
today spells more bad news for blackberry. >> linda bell has more from bloomberg headquarters in new york. >> as you both know, research in motion, the company behind blackberry had quite a week. after saying that restored data service to users, it still faces problems moving forward. there's compensation claims from u.s. users and then there is damage control, as its reputation as a reliable and e- mail device has been tarnished. to add insult to injury, the apple iphone 4s comes out today. frustrated users may decide to make a switch. google and samsung unveiling its latest android phone this coming wednesday. sources telos google is looking into have a deal with record companies by the end of the month to start its own music store in an effort to compete with apple itunes. say goodbye to the baby boom. 2007 was a record year for
births in the u.s.. but ever since then it's been on the decline even as our population grows. the trend is closely linked to they downturn in the economy. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. 5:52 63 degrees. >> you are watching "good morning washington.'"
huge crowds expected this weekend for the dedication of the martin luther king memorial. >> the ceremony originally scheduled for the weekend that hurricane irene occurred will begin at 11:00 a.m. on sunday. metro plans to open at 5:00 to accommodate extra traffic. high-volume will be at the foggy bottom and smithsonian stations. to avoid the congestion, you are asked to use alternatives. if that's mcpherson square, onstar plaza, and farragut north or farragut west. this sounds like something from a soap opera. doctors say a local woman posing a bizarre experience has a medical explanation. a woman went to the hospital and told doctors she cannot remember the 24 hours that passed after she had sex with her husband. she suffered a rare episode of transient global amnesia.
the condition usually on happens once in a person's lifetime and can happen after any activity. a d.c. teacher received a huge surprise at a school assembly yesterday. dematha teacher at a technology high-school received an educator award that recognizes the nation's top 40 teachers for their excellent work. the geometry and algebra teacher if said that she was stunned by the honor. she received a plaque and a check for $25,000 for her achievements. congratulations. there's still time to sign up for your chance to win a vip tour for two people to the country music awards. >> go to wjla.com/facebook. the prize includes air fare for two, hotel and two tickets to the star-studded awards show in nashville. we will announce the winner at 5:00 on abc 7 news. a lot more still to come in
down near interstate 95. we have coverage of the aftermath. >> a child missing and his mother murdered and a step father behind bars. the latest for the search for william mcquain. >> there was a white house state dinner and even the rain could not dampen the mood. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it is friday, october 14. i am cynne simpson. >> i am natasha barrett. we will a check on traffic and weather in a moment. we begin with a night of nasty weather all caught on tape. this is video of a funnel cloud crossing the in the state 95 in quantico, virginia. the storm hit at the height of last night's rush hour. officials in louisa county, virginia, are surveying the damage. a day later after a suspected