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straight ahead at 6:00, a disturbing discovery. investigators find a body inside a burning car. >> coordinating an earthquake response. d.c.'s mayor is ready to tour the damage. >> the hunt is over in ohio. new questions. "good morning washington" continues. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. 6:00 a.m. on this october 20. i am cynne simpson. >> moments away on "good morning washington" - --i am natasha barrett.
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first, meteorologist adam caskey. >> we have one or two sprinkles northwest of town early this morning. we are tracking that from the belfort furniture weather center. crossing over the potomac near harpers ferry there are few sprinkles, approaching meyersville. and towards urbana and manassas, a sprinkle moving north and east. 57 degrees in southeast d.c., damascus at 53. on our way today close to mid 60's today, gusty wind appears to 30 miles an hour. already there are gusts this morning in excess of 30 in southern maryland. low 60's's tomorrow. still pleasant on the weekend partly cloudy. now to lisa baden with breaking traffic. in waldorf maryland, a
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pedestrian hit by a vehicle. newschopper 7 is looking at an accident investigation. they will have to take pictures and documents this unfortunate accident. northbound near the sherwin- williams paint store on 301 before substation road. an alternate would be old washington road known as 925. you could use mattawoman beantown road. southbound 301 , traffic on the right. no sound will be closed -- northbound is closed. police looking for three suspects after a deadly shooting in southeast d.c. talks were fired near a metrobus on alabama avenue. the suspect was shot in the face and later died.
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we have a crew on the scene and will have more details as they become available. more breaking news, prince george's county. police discovered a body inside a burning car in forestville. officers found a car on fire shortly before 1:00 this morning on kaverton road. it has been towed away. police have not release any information on the person found dead. a montgomery county special- education teacher accused of sex crimes involving children. 28-year-old jeremy brown teaches at meadow hall elementary in rockville. he solicited sex from detectives posing as teenagers in on-line chat rooms. he is charged with possessing child pornography as well. he is on administrative leave from the school. none of his students were involved. a 19-year-old girl found not guilty for her role in the deadly car crash in may. and as the victim's family outraged. brittany was talking on a cell
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phone when she ran a stop sign in bowie. rusty callaghan was killed. prosecutors charged her with the regular manslaughter, but yesterday she was acquitted by a jury. >> i don't think she understands what she has done. she killed a person. she basically -- there's no recourse and she's not really being charged. kind of like getting her hand slapped. >> she received a $500 fine and one. honor driving record. montgomery county's top prosecutor may pursue the death penalty against a man suspected of killing william and jane mcquain. any discussion of capital punishment will have to wait until curtis lopez is extradited to maryland. lopez is on accused of killing his estranged wife. we are learning more about the montgomery county man who stabbed his stepdaughter 30 times. david hang is being held without
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bond for the murder of jessica nguyen. dna evidence links him. he was in the process of divorcing her mother and was married to a least one other woman. the hunt is over this morning. all the animals from the farm in ohio have been accounted for. that includes 48 shot and killed. >> animal rights activists, law enforcement, and the community are asking whether this could of been prevented. john hendren joins us from northwest with more. >> good morning. terry thompson's animal farm began in 1977 when he gave his wife a baby lion named simba. it ended yesterday in the massacre of about 50 animals that share step is were forced to carry out to protect the public. when the game and was over, all but a handful of the exotic animals were dead. they were apparently freed in a
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deliberate act of defiance by terry thompson. he had just been released from prison for a gun felony. his wife left him a students ago. he killed himself with a gunshot, leaving his animals to terrorize suburban ohio. officials blame ohio law, one a day loosest in the country when it comes to exotic pets. >> it is perfectly legal to have a tiger lyon, anaconda, alligators crocodiles. it's because ohio is the wild west when it comes to private ownership of exotics. >> 18 bangle tigers gone and is on the 1400 left in the wild. this is a tragedy. >> one conservationist said it is like noah's ark wrecked in ohio. critics say the animals never should've been there.
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john hendren reporting. back to you. >> thank you. investigators carried out a search warrant at the home belonging to the parents of the missing missouri baby. authorities will not say what they found during the extensive search. 10-month-old lisa irwin missing since october 4. they have no suspects and no major leagues in the disappearance. a new associated press poll shows voters are more indecisive than ever in the race for president. among those surveyed, the present sides say that president obama does not deserve a second term. among republicans, a former massachusetts governor mitt romney is the top choice to replace a president with 30%. herman cain and rick perry rounding out the top three. >> id has been interesting watching the numbers fluctuate. >> much more still to come. 6:07, 56 degrees. >> still ahead, john beck, what the new redskins' starter now
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says about the quarterback controversy. >> lindsay lohan leaves court in handcuffs. what is next for the struggling hollywood star. >> the wind is
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i am lorton. >> i am barbara at the national zoo. >> we are giving them a special halloween treat today. good morning, washington. thursday morning, 10:00 a.m. a few light sprinkle. -- 6:10.
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showers moving into meyersville light showers. north of poolesville, montgomery county, frederick county, another little sprinkle. that's all. otherwise, clear skies. temperatures dropping. 58 in the district, 53 in martinsburg, lexington park has wind gusts over 30 miles an hour so far this morning. that will continue. 64 degrees this afternoon partly cloudy. the wind will subside a little tonight. dropping into the 40 opposing. -- 40's tonight. we will look at the weekend coming up. newschopper 7, a pedestrian hit by a vehicle. traffic in waldorf northbound on 301, near the paint store, all
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the traffic is forced off at the cadillac dealership. you can take route 5 to save yourself some time. mattawoman beantown road will also be saturated. northbound 301 will remain closed. northbound 95 will be slowing at 610 from dale city to the prince william parkway. now there's a crash in springfield, virginia. back to you. >> thank you. 6:12 56 degrees. >> more news ahead. it's beginning to look a lot like christmas at the airport. why air fares are soaring already. >> d.c. mayor vincent gray will visit the national cathedral this morning. jummy olabanji in northwest.
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the prosecution is expected to rest its case today in the involuntary manslaughter trial of michael jackson's doctor. before that happens his lawyers will get to question a doctor who says conrad murray made many mistakes while treating the singer. he's accused of giving mr. jackson a lethal dose of a powerful anesthetic. lindsay lohan is a free woman. yesterday a judge revoked her probation after deciding that she violated the terms of her community service. the actress was sent to jail in handcuffs, but released after paying a $100,000 bond. she has another probation hearing on november 2. it has been nearly two months since the earthquake rocked the metro region. >> the 5.8 magnitude quake hit two d.c. landmarks the hardest. the washington monument and the national cathedral.
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today mayor vincent gray will get a firsthand update on repairs and denounced the city's response. jummy olabanji is live in what was the scene with a preview. -- and he will announce the city's response. >> we will learn that announcement sometime after 11:30 this morning. no one knows exactly what it is. we do know that the repairs and at the national cathedral are expected to cost about $15 million. in august after the earthquake the national cathedral sustained severe damage to its exterior and to the rooftop. the same people that we have seen scaling the washington monument have also been here looking at the damage as well. we know that the mayor and some members of his staff as well as some of the members of the staffs at the cathedral will be taking a tour around 11:00 this morning. after that the mayor is supposed to hold a news conference where he is expected to announce what
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the city plans to do in response to the damaged. abc 7 news will be here for that tour and for the news conference. as soon as we get information we will update our viewers. reporting live in northwest jummy olabanji. disturbing news about bridges in our area. a new report by transportation for america finds max 250 bridges in the d.c. area are structurally deficient. they include the key bridge, the memorial bridge, and the 14th street bridge. researchers say the bridges all need immediate repair. local bridges are among 70,000 nationwide that were rated structurally deficient. hard to believe the holidays are right around the corner. if you want to ring in the season at the national christmas tree lighting, you want to listen. this year the national park service will offer even more free tickets. starting at 10:00 a.m. november
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3, you can enter the on-line lottery for one of day 3000 free tickets or 14th thousands standing room tickets. the tree-lighting ceremony will be on december 1. airlines are starting the seasonal price hikes even earlier this year. ent denis>> , topping america's money holiday air fares take off. it will cost you more to fly for the holidays especially if you wait longer. all the major airlines have raised their fears this week. citigroup agrees to pay $285 million to settle a civil complaint over mortgage securities. fourth it was accused of defrauding customers with a portfolio of risky investments and then betting that the value would fall. the federal reserve says the economy in most areas of the country is improving a little. the report also warned that in some regions the retailers are reluctant to build up their
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inventories going into the holiday season. another sign that times are tough, an indiana man used a crane to steel used cars and fix the cars up by breaking the windows. here's a look at traffic and weather every ten minutes. adam caskey. >> we dealt with rainfall last night and there is gusty winds today. >> we are in a transition period usually that translates into gusty wind. that is the case today. low pressure is leaving. this system will be replaced by high-pressure, pleasant weather tomorrow into the weekend. unlike showers here and there this morning. let's first look can fall colors. thanks for sending this, joe from silver spring. red and green leaves. jerry pope sent this photograph.
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i think those were dogwood trees. dave starling i appreciate this picture. look at the caller's by the water. gorgeous photographs. sandoz by e-mail or by facebook to me. or san the qr code, which will reappear in the upper right side of your tv screen. that will take you to my blog. on the doppler in urbana there's a rain shower and a moderate showers along the frederick county/montgomery county line. there is that you are code. 58 in the district, 53 in martinsburg, 57 in lexington park. the wind gusts in excess of 30 miles an hour in the last hour. it's going to be a breezy day, but the wind will subside this evening and tonight. there is the wound up low
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pressure system. the two came together yesterday and became a bigger storm system pushing off to the north and east into canada. that will be replaced by a high that will move into town tomorrow. it will be gusty today as we make the transition. 64 this afternoon locally. partly cloudy skies with a few morning sprinkles. mid 50's in western maryland and west virginia. partly cloudy tomorrow, low 60's's. low 60's's on the weekend. all-like this weekend. breaking traffic information. >>yes. newschopper 7 flying over waldorf, maryland. 301 northbound. traffic diverted near the cadillac dealer. they are forced to use old washington road, which is not equipped for this volume of traffic. save yourself the time coming out of la plata and waldorf and
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use route 5. or go to 228. 301, a pedestrians struck by a vehicle northbound near substation road. back to you. >> thank you. 6:20 is the time, 55 degrees. >> a new look for the washington redskins. >> and a power outage at game 1 of the world series. >> pageants moms. >> i am living with every day the joy of my daughter that loving what she is doing. >> there's a loss of innocence. there's no childhood. >> i think you can push it too far. >> it costs a lot with all the makeup. >> it has nothing to do with sex. >> for clock.
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into right. one run. >> its single in the fifth inning but it was exactly what st. louis needed to win game 1 of the world series. 3-2 was the final score.
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game two gets under way tonight against the rangers. >> the redskins will have a new leader when they take to the field against the carolina panthers on sunday. >> head coach mike shanahan has tapped john beck to take over as starting quarterback after rex grossman threw 4 interceptions on sunday against the philadelphia eagles. >> you want to earn the respect of playing well. that's my number one goal. i am not going to worry about anything else. >> the first four games, i played well. i could show you to approve it, but it does not matter. >> don beck will make his first start since 2007 when he was a rookie with the miami dolphins. 6:25. still another half-hour of "good morning washington."
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>> y metro's dollars real construction costs are spiralling out of control. >> we have a little accident early this morning.
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live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead at 6:30, we are following two breaking stories. d.c. police on the scene of a deadly shooting. and a gruesome discovery inside a burning car. we are on the scene as investigators worked to determine what happened. good morning, washington. it's thursday, october 20. thanks for joining us, i am cynne simpson. >> i am natasha barrett. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. we will check in with lisa baden in a moment. first, meteorologist adam caskey. >> good morning. it's dry outside for the most
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part. 270 between frederick and urbana stretching into clarksburg is an exception. in frederick and montgomery county is where we have light showers. and into clarksburg, wet pavement from the brief shower this morning. otherwise dry. we are in the mid to upper 50's and's at the moment. rising into the mid 60's with winds gusting over 30 miles an hour at times. the wind will subside a little tomorrow, only a 15 miles an hour, highs in the low 60's. for drivers out of la plata is complicated. 228 to 210 northbound to get to the beltway is what i would do. traffic is forced through off.
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the mattawoman beantown road, things are open there on 301. following some breaking news in southeast d.c. this morning. >> police are on the lookout for three suspects after a deadly shooting in southeast d.c. shots were fired near a metrobus on alabama avenue. the suspect was shot in the face and later died. we have a crew on the scene and will have more details as soon as. falling more breaking news from prince george's county. police discovered a body inside a burning vehicle of in forestville. officers found the vehicle on fire shortly before 1:00 this morning in the 2900 block of kaverton road. the vehicle has been towed away from the scene. police and not release any information on the vehicle. are other big story
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montgomery county says -- special-education teacher accused of sex crimes involving children. 28-year-old jeremy brown teaches at meadow hall elementary school in rockville. he solicited sex from detectives posing as teenagers in on-line chat rooms. he is also charged with possessing child pornography. he is on administrative leave from the school. none of his students were involved. people living in northwest washington neighborhoods will want to know if if more danger is looking after a man was killed by a fallen tree limb. authorities say that the granting a 35-year-old benjamin mufti as he walked down adams mill road. >> its still does not feel real. >> you want to believe there is some kind of higher purpose to this. it sounds funny saying that, because what a crazy thing to happen. >> some people living in the
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area say that they have asked the city to inspect the trees but without a response. >> montgomery county's top prosecutor may pursue the death penalty against the man suspected of killing jane and william mcquain. but any discussion of capital punishment will have to wait until after curtis lopez is extradited to face charges. right now lopez is on its charged with killing his estranged wife. we are learning more about the montgomery county man police say stabbed his stepdaughter 40 times. david hang is being held without bond for the murder of jessica nguyen. dna evidence links him to her. he was in the process of divorcing her mother and was married to a least one other woman. a developing story from ohio. authorities say all of the exotic animals if that escaped from a farm have now been accounted for. officials say that 48 animals were shot and killed including
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lions, tigers, bears. the owner of the farm september 3 before he killed themself. animal rights activists police, and others want to know if all this could have been prevented. investigators carry out an extensive search at home where a missouri baby was last seen. police are not saying what they found during a search inside and outside, and home belonging to jeremy irwin and deborah bradley. their 10-month-old daughter lisa has been missing since october 4. authorities have no suspects or major leagues in her disappearance. nearly two months since your earthquake rocked our area. >> it was a 5.8 magnitude quake that hit d.c. landmarks the hardest, the washington monument and the national cathedral. now mayor vincent gray will get a firsthand look and an update on the paris and will announce the city's response. jummy olabanji is live in northwest can joining us with a preview. >> we are expecting mayor gray
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and members of his staff to arrive at the cathedral sometime after 11:00 this morning. they will be taking a tour of all the damage from officials at the cathedral and then he will make an announcement as to what the city's official response will be in regard to the damage here. the repairs at the cathedral expected to cost about $15 million. it remains closed to visitors, but is scheduled to reopen on november 12 for the consecration of the ninth bishop of washington. the same team of engineers that we have seen at the washington monument looking for damaged their -- there is doing the same work at the cathedral after the stand damage after the 5.8 magnitude quake in august. sometime before noon today we are expecting that the mayor will make the big announcement. we will be here for that announcement and we will bring information to our viewers on
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air and on line as soon as we hear reportit. 6:35. new concerns that metro's silver line is running way over budget. an official says the project to dulles airport could cost an extra $150 million. the transit authority says there are ongoing efforts to cut costs without cutting corners. the first phase of the product is supposed to be done in the summer of 2013. we want to get back to the breaking news from southeast d.c. that is where police are investigating a deadly shooting near a metrobus. >> this happen overnight near 24th street and alabama avenue. that is where brianne carter joins us with details. >> good morning. several hours after this incident happened in the 2100 block of alabama avenue in southeast washington, police remain on the scene. still a very active scene with
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several police still here at this time. according to authorities, this happened just after midnight. we understand that a man was shot in the face in the 2100 block of alabama ave. that man has died from his injuries. at this point there is no word on suspects. the search for suspects continues. we do have an unconfirmed reports that a person shot in the face was a passenger on a metrobus very early this morning. this happened around midnight. police remain here on the scene. we are still awaiting word on suspects. the investigation is ongoing. reporting live in southeast brianne carter, abc 7 news. 6:37, 55 degrees. >> still ahead, controversial comments from herman cain. and more troubles for the white house. a 2012 preview.
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>> celebrating the season. how to get your hands on one of the hottest tickets in town.
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captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- thursday morning, 6:40 a.m.
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nothing like yesterday just one or two showers. from 270 to 70 near damascus. there will be gusty wind throughout the day in excess of 30 miles an hour at times. 58 degrees at reagan national, a 63 in martinsburg, 50 in cumberland. we will be 10 degrees cooler by this time tomorrow. as for the afternoon today 60's. mid to upper 50's in western maryland and western virginia. steady wind at 15-25. partly cloudy tomorrow. on the weekend, mornings in the 40's with afternoons in a 60's with partly cloudy skies. in virginia, compared with
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yesterday, 95 is more pleasant coming from the marine base up to the beltway. yesterday we had lingering construction. this morning it was on time and everything is moving better. let's go to a the geico traffic camera camera in virginia to show you the pace of traffic across the 14th street bridge, which is normal. in maryland there are problems. 301 northbound, looked at the traffic, delayed because of a pedestrian accident after the cadillac dealer near the sherwin-williams paint stores. everybody knows landmarks more than the roads. that's after vfw road near substation road. 228 to 210 is your best alternative. >> i know where that is. 6:42 of the time, 55 degrees. >> herman cain on homosexuality.
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why the gop fro
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i think is a sin because of my biblical beliefs. i happen to think that it is a choice. >> herman cain expressing his views on homosexuality on cnn. the interview covered a variety of controversial topics. >> the question is, will this interview end up as ammunition for his rivals. now a closer look. this is not going to have very wide appeal, i am guessing.
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>> with the most active elements of the republican party, for him to say that it is a sin or not cause a great deal of consternation there. when you get into the issue of whether it is a choice to be a gay choosing to do that voluntarily, i don't know how much of that kind of discussion will sell among the broader groups. >> what will be interesting is what happens with the other republicans, how they treat this. will some of them share some of the same beliefs? >> i don't think you'll see them go after him because it is not in their interest at the moment, given who is in the electorate. but it's another statement from herman cain? draws attention in a way that makes some people to think that
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he's not going to be the nominee. he made a comment the other night that he might negotiated with al qaeda and consider releasing everyone at guantanamo bay for a u.s. hostage. that is an outlandish comment and it's not conservative. his candidacy may get popped at some point. glaxo it pains him as an extremist. -- >> it paints him as an extremist. maybe the others are being quieter about the issues even thoug mayh they may feel a similar. >> jon huntsman maybe the only one to feel a little friendlier toward the gay community than his gop rivals. the other is generally keep
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quiet on it. it's not usually a scene as the way to pick up more support. herman cain will probably have to respond to this and add a couple more dusoozies which will add to the headlines. a new poll shows voters are more indecisive than ever in the race for president. 50% say that president obama does not deserve to a second term. former massachusetts governor mitt romney is the topic to replace the president among republicans, 30%. herman cain and rick perry round out the top three. the manslaughter trial of michael jackson's doctor will enter a new face today. after conrad murray. 's -- after conrad murray's lawyers spoke, they rested their
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case. lindsay lohan violated the terms of her community service. the actress was sent to jail in handcuffs, but later released after paying a $100,000 bond. she has another probation hearing, scheduled november 2. 7 is on your side with a warning about bag salads glance. a california company has voluntarily recalled more than 3200 cases of the greens because they could be contaminated with salmonella. the product or marketed under the brand names fresh selections, taylor farms, and another. there were sold in 15 states including virginia. no illnesses reported. it will cost you more to fly for the holidays this year. airfares during the thanksgiving week 6% higher the last year. pear fair is expected to be 10% higher december. prices are rising because fewer
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seats are available. make sure to book your flights earlier. if you want to bring in the holiday season at the national christmas tree lighting, listen. this year the national park service will offer even more free tickets. starting at 10:00 a.m. november 3 you can enter the on-line lottery for one of those 3000 seat tickets or 14,000 standing room tickets. the tree lighting ceremony will be december 1, right around the corner. >> when i think of those farms for the christmas trees they have already been ready. it's a little chilly outside. >> we're getting into a pattern where the mornings will be in the 40's and there will be cool, crisp air in place and you will want to crack the windows at night. the afternoons will be in a low 60's. good fall conditions on the way.
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speaking of fall, looked at this picture from my facebook page. this is from a shelf. happy birthday. thanks for this photograph from haymarket, virginia. beautiful picture, colors reflecting off the water. and jerry pope sent this of the changing colors. this one is from dave starling of ashburn. defense this picture and i appreciate it. this is summerville lake in west virginia. showers stressing from clarksburg on long 270 around urbana, towards damascus and mount airy moving northeast and coming to an end. yesterday by train from accumulation i could find was 1.85 in warrenton. that's north-central virginia. 55 right now at reagan national. 54 and gaithersburg, 55 in
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quantico. the wind is picking up out of the southwest, gusting over 30 miles an hour. we will see that throughout the day. there is a roundup low pressure system moving off to the northeast that the transition into a high pressure moving tomorrow to us. mid-60's this afternoon. now to lisa baden.. fatal pedestrian accident in waldorf. newschopper 7 has been flying over the scene. the guy go traffic center camera shows a change, 3 01 before substation road. two lanes getting by. -- 301 northbound. there's an accident for kenilworth avenue drivers, southbound bladensburg. 270 had a crash southbound at 80
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that was moved to the shoulder right away. the beltway looks like this. this is at river road moving at a much better pace. we will have the latest from newschopper 7 after this.
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france is celebrating the arrival of its first presidential baby. the first lady gave birth to a baby girl yesterday. french president nicolas are closing loop back from a meeting in germany for the birth of his daughter. she is the first child to be born into a sitting french leader. the couple has four children from previous relationships. >> she really looks good all the way through the pregnancy. >> totally. a last check on traffic. it's been a busy morning. >> unfortunately we will start the morning on northbound 301 before substation road. two right lanes getting by. accident investigation. adam caskey now. gusty today otherwise partly cloudy, mid 60's, partly cloudy. mornings in the 40's this afternoon, highs in a low 70's with sunshine. that does it for us.
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