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at 5:00 a.m. --good morning washington at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> its friday, may 11, it i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. let's start with lisa baden. minor crash on the b-w parkway northbound leading the beltway toward nasa goddard. and has been moved to the shoulder. southbound on the b-w parkway everything is moving very well. a lot of construction around the beltway and with the hot lanes at the dulles rail project on the beltway, through greenbelt and silver springs, giving you the green light on all 66 miles of it. now to adam caskey and if. >> you are the reason i know the beltway is 66 miles. let's take a look at temperatures. it is chilly outside, 41 degrees in winchester.
47 in washington, 48 in morningside, 45 in centreville remington, 47. unseasonably cool to start the day. we will warm up quickly. look at the forecast. 10:00 a.m., 61 degrees, 69 by noon. 74 for the high temperature by 3:00 p.m. with a bit of a breeze out of the northwest at 10-15. still sunny tomorrow, near 80. . on mother's day, added clouds near 80. >> the search for two sisters kidnapped from their home in tennessee has ended. what teams found the girls unharmed in mississippi. a man accused of taking them shot and killed himself. jummy olabanji has details. >> the man at the center of this nationwide manhunt, adam mayes, has been on the run since last month. police say that he is did this
morning. two of the girls are on their way home to family. -- he is dead. the sisters are recovering after being taken from their tennessee home last month. police found them in mississippi in uniontown thursday night. the girls were found alive and appeared to be unarmed. they are suffering from dehydration and exhaustion. otherwise they are okay. family members are relieved >> . the children are safe. thank god. >> adam mayes killed the girl's mother and her 14-year-old daughter. it's not clear what his motive may have been for the murder and kidnapping. his mother-in-law says he may have believed that alexandria and the other girl where his daughters. >> he lived for these two
children. >> he was on the 10 most wanted fugitive list with police as far away as arizona on the lookout. investigators believe he may have had help. his mother and some other relatives were charged with four counts of conspiracy to commit aggravated kidnapping. >> thanks so much. a plaque will be unveiled today at the side of the deadliest incident in the history of metro. >> the crash that killed nine people in 2009 year fort totten. john gonzalez is live in northeast washington with more. good morning. >> good morning. it's hard to believe next month will mark three years since metro's deadliest accident in its history. there's already a makeshift memorial at the bridge on new hampshire avenue behind us in northeast d.c., but later this morning the mayor will gather with relatives of the victims first responders, and
transportation officials to honor the victims with an unveiling of a memorial plaque just feet from the accident site where the two trains collided near the fort totten station in northeast d.c. the train operator and eight passengers were killed. dozens of others were injured. it was later discovered a faulty electrical circuit triggered the accident. the track will eventually be a center police -- the plaque will eventually be a centerpiece for a memorial park that will include benches and more. some oppose the idea of a memorial park. they say no disrespect to the families of the victims, but they believe the park will bring more noise traffic, and even more crime. they have already sent a number of letters to city officials opposing this idea. the unveiling of the plaque will take place at 10:00 this morning. reporting live, john gonzalez, abc 7. >> in montgomery county, a council committee could vote
today on county executive ike leggett's plan to institute an ambulance fee. council approved it in 2010, but then voters overturned in a referendum. the examiner reports there may be enough support to pass it again. officials say it would be paid by insurance companies. the new bill requires a campaign to educate residents about the plan >> . 22 howard county police officers are cycling from valley forge pennsylvania to d.c.. the 275 mile tour aimed at raising awareness for police officers killed in the line of duty. today the officers are stopping in ellicott city where a brief ceremony will be held. other officers are writing to washington from various locations as part of police week and they are expected to arrive tomorrow. it is 50 degrees this morning. >> still ahead, the trade center in new york is the tallest building in the united states but learn why that may
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>> friday morning, for traffic and weather every ten minutes. >> let's start with adam caskey with a look at the forecast. >> there's a chill in the air. in gaithersburg, 39 degrees. 39 in frederick. winchester, 39. the same in oakland. petersburg, 38. elkins, 37 degrees. 53 degrees downtown, a 53 in lexington park, 40 in chantilly. bright sunshine today. a little breezy at times but comfortable this afternoon with highs in the mid 70's. a refreshing day to open the windows to let in the breeze. use caution. the pollen count is high right now for grass, trees, and mold. here's the extended forecast into the weekend. a pinkoson sign on saturday, near 80. on sunday mother's day, partly cloudy still near 80, but low humidity on the weekend and with
a little added humidity on sunday. next chance of rain is monday and tuesday however there may be an isolated sprinkle in west virginia or western maryland in the mountains late on mother's day. that is sunday night into monday morning. it's 5:00 in on this friday morning. out lisa baden. >> we are talking about traffic. smooth sailing. we will take you live to a couple of pictures. smooth sailing on 395 between the beltway and the 14th street bridge. nothing complicated on the freeway and on the other side near the third street tunnel. 270 is quiet in hyattstown and it's good at the beltway now to you. >> day three of our chipping contest to play against tiger
woods. >> the winner also gets two weeklong vip tickets to the at&t national in june. all you have to do is watch "good morning washington" and listen for the daily clue. today's clue is fair wway. take that to our facebook page. you can enter once a day until thursday. >> good luck. we hope to see you there. it's 5:11, 50 degrees. coming up, learn how microsoft's attention is getting a new look. we love theme parks but with four kids, it can just be too expensive. ah, so to save money we just made our own. oh no! what could be worse than ninety-foot swelel?! typhoon! first prize! it's a cheese grater. wooooo.. this isn't scary. are you kidding me?
>> texting our top stories the two tennessee girls missing since last month are saved this morning. kidnapper is dead. mississippi authorities said that adam mayes killed themself as a swat team moved in last night. investigators say he abducted jo ann bain and her three daughters. she and the oldest daughter were murdered. apelike will be unveiled today to honor nine people died in metro's deadliest crash three years ago. d.c.'s mayor vincent gray and relatives of the victim will unveil a plaque at a site in northeast d.c. where the two red line trains collided in june of 280909. montgomery county a putin ambulance fee in 2010 but voters later rejected the fee in a referendum. it back on the table. the new world trade center in new york city was designed to be the tallest building in the u.s., but now that distinction may be in doubt. the wall street journal report
the developer is dropping a plan to put a 408 foot antenna on top because it is too expensive and treacherous to maintain. the change will save $20 million, but it will cost the building bragging rights for being the tallest in the country. >> i still think it will be a special building. couple stores we have been talking about, it seems things have hit a sour note for former couple rihanna and chris brown. the issue is that chris brown has a new song out. in it he has a verse where he's talking about people not dating his ex-girlfriend because everyone in the industry has had her. >> how do we get back at people in 2012? >> stopped following them on twitter. that is what rihanna immediately did. then chris brown stopped following rihanna. this is very elementary school.
and brown also tweeted that people make assumptions and that he did not say any names and if someone took offense if, that someone must feel guilty. let that battle continue. yesterday at the orioles came with the texas rangers in the bullpen where the guys get ready, he took off his jacket and you have two guys wearing the different colored jerseys. so rob the end of doing a quick change and got the blue jerseys so he could match his teammates. >> there you go. he's ready to play. tim tebow is adjusting the lights in new york after he was traded from the broncos to the jets, but his dog is making a change as well. >> i think it was needed. the problem is while he was playing in denver with the broncos, he named his dog bronco. do you think that will work with the new york media?
so he changed the name to bronx. now the dog has been named to bronx. >> where ever you go. >> bing is getting a new look now. >> here is sunny hostin. >> microsoft's bing gets a new look. the search engine is emphasizing social media, like facebook and twitter. rich results will include what your friends say about a subject. video-game sales were down 42% last month compared to a year ago because if there were fewer new games released. that also hurt the sales of consoles. for some of the year's most anticipated games are coming out this month. many choices among android smartphones, but our technology
editor called the htc 1 series the best on the market. >> extreme quality in these devices. really vivid colors and very bright. the second thing is the cameras are really good. eighth megapixels. >> t-mobile has one the x. >> another billboard citing this morning. -- sighting. our producer chris snapped this photograph and dupont circle yesterday. >> here's a shout out to chris. if you see those billboards send it to us at twitter. >> chris is getting ready for the 6:00 show, so we hope that he recorded this show. a beautiful day today. >>
cool outside this morning. you will notice that first thing, but we will warm up nicely. if you can handle the short sleeves, go for this morning because we will be in the '70s later on. otherwise, dress in layers today. the weather looks good into the weekend. slight chance of a sprinkle in the mountains of west virginia and western maryland late on mother's day, sunday night. otherwise, smooth sailing and no rain expected until monday. let's take a live look aside from the rooftop camera. the washington monument lit up on the right side of the screen. the kennedy center in the center of your screen. sunrise is at 5:59 a.m. a the first time it has been before 6:00 since september. the days are getting longer. 39 degrees in gaithersburg, 39 in winchester and oakland. 52 in quantico, 43 in culpeper. we are in the 40's for the most part. some fifties along the waterway
in and around town. upper 30's era there. rather cool to start the day. the average low at reagan national is 55 this morning. clear skies. we will be hard-pressed to find a cloud anywhere in the skies today and especially tomorrow on saturday. a high-pressure system planted overhead will slide east. as it moves offshore tomorrow and we will be on the backside of it and that will mean a southerly wind and warmer temperatures. the upper level low that's over texas causing widespread active weather will fall apart but it will move a little energy our way by sunday. by sunday we will have a few clouds in the sky. 74 and sunny this afternoon breezy at times. your 80 this weekend. at least. then a chance of and again by monday. lisa baden. >> moving very nicely right now on the beltway. the american legion bridge and at the wilson bridge, travel times working for us as well on 270 between father hurley and
the beltway, and between centreville and 495 and looks good on the wilson bridge and dale city . more your neighbors on the road in springfield, but moving at a good pace. >> good news for friday morning thank you. still time for your chance to win a brand new car. a ford fiesta + $3,000 in cash. >> we will help one more card gets out there and add to the congestion. go to wjla.com/freecar. tune in tonight to see if your name is called. we will announce a winner from 15 finalists later this month. >> the good news is it gets pretty good gas mileage. if you are in the rosslyn area, that car was at our world headquarters. it's a pretty good looking car. >> it's 50 degrees.
>> learned the nationals could snap their three-game losing streak in pittsburgh. and a nail biter in the nba playoffs. you might be surprised how one team advanced and another team is one game away from elimination. >> next "anderson" --it would not be a mother's day show without my mother gloria vanderbilt. plus jessica alpa and lashandra wilson. joining us with the mothers for a celebration full of surprises and. a mother's amazing story of survival.
score 31 points. >> the celtics beat the hawks to a dance to the next round against the 76ers' who knocked off the bulls. >> the nationals finally ended the three-game losing streak in baseball. >> hello again. the nationals fought their way out of a three-game losing streak last night. they got a terrific game out of steven strasburg. take it up in the top of the sixth inning. roger gets the picture that he likes and dials eight for long distance. except in to the pirates penn. there-- it is in to the pirates' pen. steven strasburg struck out seven in a row. he gets his third to win of the year and the nationals end the three-game sjid.
the capitals are on their way to manhattan for the game 7 of the best of s seven series saturday night. >> we will be watching. >> it is 50 degrees. the news continues at 5:30. calista a showdown over same-sex marriage. now the issue has led vice- president joe biden to apologize to the president. >> more than 50 former nfl players have filed a lawsuit. we will let you know which of famer locally is involved, coming up in a live report. >> adam caskey tracking that temperature is this friday morning in the belfort furniture weather center. 39 degrees in gaithersburg. agents, be on the lookout for aliens. one small black cocoa creme iced coffee.
>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington" on your side. >> straight ahead the search has ended for adam mayes the ban on the most-wanted list. swap teams found two sisters is accused of kidnapping from tennessee. good morning, washington. it's friday morning, may 11, i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson. we get started with traffic and weather every ten minutes. starting with lisa baden. >> looks pretty good. if minor collision northbound on the b-w parkway and at the exit for nasa goddard, but that's gone already. southbound looks great from nsa past nasa, and to the beltway. 270 at democracy boulevard, get lightheaded southbound toward the american legion bridge in this picture. now to adam caskey in the weather center. stress of the beach, a great picture over the bay. i love our 80 cameras along the water. the beautiful chesapeake bay.
if orange on the horizon about to rise in 29 minutes at 5:59 a.m. --the sunris74 degrees this afternoon for the high temperature, a westerly wind at 10-15, breezy at times. it's 43 degrees in leesburg right now,. near 80 on the weekend and looking good. >> i will take it from here. a developing story we are following. two girls kidnapped from their home in tennessee are safe in mississippi. their alleged kidnappers debt. 35-year-old adam mayes shot himself in the head last night after a swat team moved in. police acting on tips found him and the two girls in mississippi. the fbi says that his motives were not clear, but he may have thought that the girls were his children.
collect they were two little girls that he was absolutely obsessive with. he was claiming that those two children were his. >> the 12-year-old alexandria and under 8-year-old sister were taken to the hospital for observation. they are believed to be ok. police believe adam mayes killed the girl's mother and older sister last month and their bodies were found buried outside his home. >> supply will be unveiled today at the site of a deadly train crashed near the fort totten metro stop nearly three years ago >> . mayor vincent gray among the leaders expected to take part in a ceremony john gonzalez. is in northeast this morning with more. >> next month will mark three years since the deadliest accident in metro history. there's already a plaque at the fort totten metro station and a makeshift memorial with flowers here. the track where this accident
happened is red that is. the mayor will gather later this morning with transportation officials and survivors of the victim'ss. the train operator and eight passengers were killed when two trains collided. dozens were injured. it was discovered that a faulty electrical circuit triggered the accident. the plaque will eventually be a centerpiece for a million-dollar memorial park that will include benches and artwork. many of the south manor residents in northeast d.c. actually oppose this idea. they say no disrespect to the families, but they believe this part will bring in more noise, traffic, and even more crime. they are artists and several letters to city officials opposing this idea. unveiling will take place at 10:00 this morning. reporting live, john gonzalez, abc 7 news. >> a public memorial service
will be held tonight for former san diego chargers star junior seau. the former nfl linebacker shawn and kill themself on may 2. it happened at his home in oceanside, california. tonight's service will take place at qualcomm stadium in san diego. up to 60,000 people expected to be there. long-term effects of putting in the nfl including suffering concussions. >> former redskins star art monk is suing the nfl over his health issues. brianne carter has more. over the past couple weeks in the world of sports we have been talking a lot about concussions. now we're learning more in the form of a lawsuit. the lead plaintiff is a former washington redskin. washington redskins hall of famer art monk is of the center of a lawsuit against the nfl. >> he does not talk that much,
but when he does, people listen. >> is morethe lawsuit claims the nfl concealed long-term effects of concussions. he now suffers headaches, long- term memory loss, and speech problems. >> it is sickening if. >> he was one of my favorite players and i went to the hall of fame induction ceremony. >> they say playing the game back then was different. >> when you got your bell rung you went back out there after halftime because you thought if you did not, you would be letting down your teammates. >> players for the upcoming season are getting ready to suit up for some of their first practices. we will have to see how this. lawsuit this. brianne carter reporting. -- we will have to see how this
lawsuit plays out. >> a new poll finds that 52% of those surveyed disapproved of the president's handling of the economy. that is up from 50% in february. the poll finds two thirds of americans disapprove of his handling of gas prices. vice-president joe biden has apologized for jumping the gun on gay marriage. >> the vice president reportedly apologized to president obama during an oval office meeting on wednesday just before the president declared his support for same-sex marriage. the president accepted the apology. it is believed the vice- president's, sunday forced the president to speak out on the issue earlier than planned. gop presidential candidate mitt romney dumpling a washington post reports that he bullied high school classmates perceived to be gay. in an interview with fox news he owned up to what he called " stupid high school pranks that may have gone too far" and
apologized. he also said he did not know at the time that the two students work -- were gay. >> 101 woman from across our region are taking the day off but its four great cause. a day of community service. >> if you are taking metro rail on the weekend plans an extra time. there's track work that will affect a whole line. >> and we will look at traffic on the road as well as the weather.
>> hi, i am franklin kelly. the national gallery of art has the greatest collection of original life sculptures by edgar degas, including his most famous --the little dancer, age 14. come down and see her washington. >> it's 5:40. good morning. welcome on this friday, may 11. of to a good start as far as traffic. there's good news and then adam caskey. we will go to a couple pictures. 395 that the pentagon, no worries across the 14th street bridge. beautiful trip on 66 between centreville and manassas. and here is 29 at loch lloyd drive -- lockwood drive.
pretty good on 29. >> nothing but sunshine today. sunrise in 19 minutes from now. actually, 18 minutes. we have clear skies on the horizon the severn river. overlooking the bay from annapolis, beautiful picture. fairfax, clear skies, 46 degrees right now in fairfax. we have some chili spots. look at this for a friday morning, 39 in gaithersburg and winchester. 43 in culpeper, 53 in the district downtown at reagan national. mostly sunny today, breezy at times, not as dusty as yesterday. highs in the mid 70's this afternoon. warming to near 80 on the weekend with. low with >> -- with low humidity. metro crews will do track work from denied until sunday night. red line trains will single
track between takoma and forced glenn. and from van ness to dupont circle. orange line trains will single track between eastern market and cheverly. blue line trains, single- tracking between eastern market and addison road. >> day three of our>> day three of our chipping contest to play against tiger woods. >> the winner also gets two weeklong vip tickets to the at&t national in june. all you have to do is watch "good morning washington" and listen for the daily clue. today's clue is "fairway." take that to our facebook page. you can enter once a day until thursday. >> 5:42, 50 degrees this morning. >> "time" magazine's controversial cover is stirring up controversy. it is taking the focus away from the real story of the magazine, say critics. >> we will show you how 101
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coming up at 6:00. >> the defense will begin presenting its case today in the campaign fraud trial of former president attended a john edwards. prosecutors rested their case after 14 days of testimony. ended by showing a tv interview in which edwards lied about having an affair with videographer rielle hunter your and father in her child. is accused of using campaign funds in order to cover up the affair. >> the cover of this week's time magazine is creating controversy. >> some are questioning whether this image of a mother breast- feeding her young son is to provideo if. the cover is not addressing breast-feeding, but a form of parenting where the parents formed a close bond with their children. >> i was parenting this way and i -- i was parent said this way and i grew into a healthy adult with a close relationship with my parents. i am developing that with my children as well. >>
many people don't have a problem with the attachment parenting but they said this cover picture goes overboard. 101 young women from all across the d.c. region later this morning will take a day off from work >> . it is part of a daylong service project. \ jummy olabanji has more. >> it is something our generation wants to do and it is just finding the right opportunities to do it. >> 101 day of hope was started by young professionals in the d.c. area. >> we sent out a tweet and had 100 volunteers in two weeks. >> vthat was a few years ago. 100 men of hope had their day of service in march. now the women will take their turn today correct. it's a great chance to meet
young women who otherwise would not meet young women doing positive things. it's a lot of us are doing well because we had mentors ourselves if. >> this woman keeps coming back because she keeps connecting with the city's youth. >> it's a feel-good moment to feel you are making an impact on future leaders in our community. >> it's obvious the volunteers get a lot out of this day of volunteering. staff members and teachers inside this school say they help their students walk away with something, too. >> our students probably get so much out of having that many people come to our school and share a day with us. >> canada is an administrator at brown middle school in northeast. later this morning, 101 young women will descend upon the school for a day of painting planting, and mentoring.
-- kenneth. >> it will give them an opportunity to think, this is something i need to do. >> they hope it will be a day to impact students for life time. we have heard from school administrators that the one-day interaction really does last through the rest of the school year. >> in northeast washington, jummy olabanji, abc 7 news. >> great to see people getting back to the community especially to the children. it is 5:50. >> starbucks is doing its part to stimulate jobs in america. linda bell at bloomberg headquarters in new york. good morning. >> good morning. starbucks has a program called create jobs for usa. nations go to creating and sustaining jobs in underserved communities nationwide. starbucks donated the first $5 million. so far, 80% of the funds raised
have been given away. speaking about jobs, if you are looking for work, stay put in d.c. it stops a list of the best cities to find a job. it has a low jobless rate of 5.5%, well below the national average. top industries hiring in these include drug companies technology, and nonprofits. youtube is considering whether to introduce a premium subscription based service. sources say the news does not mean it will suddenly start charging for what is available or ready for free but would add premium offerings not available on the web site. that is business news. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. have a great weekend. i guess it depends what the premium services will be as to whether you would want to pay for it. if you are used to getting it for free. >> i will just say no.
>> i hope they keep it free of charge. what's happening with the weather? >> looking good, just a little cool this morning. i will show you those numbers and then jump into the weekend. bright sunshine today still very low humidity. the low humidity has dropped temperatures overnight,. dew points are in the 30's. there's a look at the bay just a few minutes before sunrise. 45 degrees at this time in damascus. that's a beautiful shot of the sunrise. in gaithersburg, 39 degrees. you made it down to the 30's, congratulations. tester a 37 -- in winchester 37 degrees. it is 53 at reagan national, 52 in quantico, 40 at dulles airport. the sun will rise in a couple minutes.
and there on we will warm up today quickly. nothing but sunshine in store for the entire day and into the weekend. by sunday, a little added clouds because of the upper level low pressure that's causing active weather and clouds over texas. that will tell us a little energy on sunday a mother's day. nothing but sunshine today and tomorrow with high-pressure to left over energy from that low causing a few clouds on sunday. today by lunchtime, 59 degrees at -- 69 degrees. tomorrow warmer with low humidity, near 80 degrees bright sunshine on saturday. we could have amount and sprinkle in west virginia or western maryland late on sunday. otherwise, next as a grain for the metro area is monday and tuesday. that's the forecast. any problems on the roads? >> no. there was a stalled car on 50 in
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correct this guy is either amazing were crazy. a french spider-man climbed the tallest building in france yesterday using only his bare hands and climbing shoes with no rope. 758 feet tall. it is about 75 stories. he has climbed more than 100 skyscrapers and monuments across the world. alain usually gets arrested shortly afterwards, but he gets back out and climbs again. no fear. >> unbelievable. >> much more to come in the next hour. >> it would not be any good to do it if he did not get up and say i am here at the top. we have the latest on two sisters kidnapped from tennessee, found alive and. accused kidnapper turned up dead. if >> also, we will check with