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>> straight ahead, a local agency under fire for spending thousands of taxpayer dollars on a lavish trips and luxury meals. we will have a live report. >> + the controversy at georgetown and why the catholic church wants to withdraw an invitation to a featured speaker. >> the trayvon martin murder case --"good morning washington continues now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this abc 7 "news at noon," on your side. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning to you, it is wednesday, may 16. that is a beautiful look outside and we are starting to dry out. thanks for waking up with the us. >> we start with traffic and weather every 10 minutes.
here is lisa baden. >> things were going along smoothly until a collision on the outer loop of the belt way between 270 and the american legion bridge and the crashes on the outer loop before river road. it was taken care of. this is what to expect. this is leaving to 70 heading from bradley boulevard and it looks better. leaving the belt way to the pentagon on 395 northbound, no problems. >> i will start with another great picture of the bay. we don't have rainfall in but we have some patchy fog. let's go to the bay again and there is a beautiful picture of the boats. a light wind this morning. not much in terms of ways but
beautiful condition. the sun is rising over arlington there and some clouds and the distance and we will have a mixture of sun and clouds today. 61 degrees in northwest and 60 degrees in waldorf. it will feel like summer, mid- 80's, muddy, and a slight chance of labor day storm. i'll talk about the change is coming up. >> today is the third and likely final day of a special session in the maryland capital. they will vote on my package of measures. yesterday they get. state legislation which attacks taxes on anyone making more than $100,000 plus, a teacher attention costs and raises taxes on tobacco products. if the deal is approved by the house, it will go to the desk of martin o'malley and that will help them avoid the doomsday budget cuts. there is a new representative
on city council in district -- in d.c., kenyan mcduffie was chosen. he will be job -- sworn in may 30 and will serve the rest of the term of harry thomas jr.. >> republican voters in nebraska and oregon picked mitt romney as their presidential candidate in the primary yesterday. it is too soon to tell how many delegates the presumed nominee will pick up. meanwhile, he has picked up another endorsement from an ex- president. george w. bush told abc news he supports the front runner. president obama will posthumous the present the medal of honor to a fallen soldier today during a special white house ceremony. the army specialist died in combat of may of 1970 while serving in cambodia during the vietnam war. the president will also push congress to pass his election- year tod o list. >> georgetown university is at
the center of a controversy. >> the catholic church criticize georgetown for inviting kathleen civilians to speak at an event. they called the invitation a shocking choice. the secretary violated religious liberties, they claim, by backing the health-care overhaul. this includes insurance coverage with access to birth control. more than 20,000 people had signed a petition urging the university to withdraw the invitation. the university president says the sec the metropolitan washington airports authority meets today one day after a federal audit questioned aboard members spend money. the report comes after a fight
as to how to pay for the silver line. brianne carter joins us live with details. >> good morning the board meets in a few hours from now on we will have to see if they address these concerns. this report comes at the same time commuters are concerned about the money and how this would be paid for with a proposal for the rates to increase on the dulles toll road. we're learning about other ways money is being spent. people say they are concerned. this new information is in light of a report of an audit out that was requested by a congressman. the board that was overseeing the construction of the sablan awarded contracts without competition. the findings also show that at a white conference, some members spend more than $4,000 on three dinners for themselves and guests. other board members bought two bottles of wine for more than
$2.10 board member is said to have spent $9,200 on public money a round-trip flight to europe. this is raising questions. >> they have some serious problems over there. i don't want loudoun county to be involved in that. >> the congressman said in a letter that the report raises significant concerns about the board's policies and procedures including contracts and practices, ethics, and transparency. this demands immediate action, he says. he also says the current court actions are dysfunctional and more needs to change. this comes of the same time when no the construction is under way in the first phase of this project is expected to be completed next year. >> thank you. one day after doors malfunctioned on metro the maryland senate delegation is pushing for a new federal law
that would set nationwide standards for transportation. the doors on two red line stations opened while the trend was moving. no one was hurt and the trend was taken out of service. metro is trying to figure out what exactly went wrong. >> defense secretary leon panetta has all but grounded the f-22 wrapped her after complaints about the oxygen system. pilots have expressed blackouts and the air force can only fly the fire in regions where pilots can quickly land pretty pentagon spokesperson says the decision will not affect the war in afghanistan bennett testimony resumes today in the campaign finance fraud trial of john edwards. >> defense attorneys are trying to prove the money that he used was not campaign contribution money. the average daughter kate will take the stand today and it is not clear if hunter or edwards will testify. he has pleaded not guilty. >> outside it is 61 degrees.
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and performing arts on the streets. good morning, washington. >> that's right, it is 6:10 and less look at traffic and weather as we do every 10 minutes. >> let's check in with adam caskey. >> this is a gorgeous picture from our roof camera. this is the sun rise over washington this morning and some of is officially at 5:54 a.m.. you can see it picking through a few clouds in the distance. we will have a mixture of sun and clouds and total sunshine the next couple of days. not a bad start to the day 65 degrees in washington. cumberland is 54 degrees and 64 in southern maryland. we have some areas of fog. if you had rain showers yesterday even around sunset south and west of washington, you will likely have fog early this morning. a slight chance of it thundershower later today but it will not be as widespread as the
last couple of days but a 30% chance. it will be few and far between. it will feel like summer mid 80's and humidity and a cold front moves for tonight and behind that, sunny, and cooler in the 70's. >> outer loop at river road, 66, we go to newschopper7 and they are flying over fair oaks. the eastbound traffic shows the pavement is dry. eastbound delays from manassas to centreville before and after route 50 and open to the beltway. >> thanks so very much. the time is 6:12. bryce carper -- brides harper made the highlight reel in a loss yesterday. he said -- he hit his second big
league home run and his second in as many days. it was not a good day for stephen strasburg and gave up four runs in four innings. manager davey johnson explains his troubles on misplaced ointment, whatever that means. and that's welcome the pittsburgh pirates tonight. the nats welcome the pittsburgh pirates tonight. >> this battered hit the umpire with a helmet after a bad call. that was a tough day. >> today is your chance to get into the tiger woods chipping contest. >> in addition, the contest winner gets two week-long vip tickets to the nationals. you just watch our show and get the close of the day and this is the clue today.
go to wjla.com/facebook and enter the clue where did you will be entered into our contest. we will announce the winner tomorrow morning. >> get those entries in today. it is 6:40 and 52 degrees outside than a coming up, the trouble forecasting good news about credit card delinquencies as well. >> new developments in the trayvon martin shooting case. medical records show the man charged with murdering him suffered injuries. >> first a sugar posing as a police of us are and we will have the latest on the massive sfx: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering sfx: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering so, i'm walking down the street, x: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering just you know walking, x: sounds of marching band d crowd cheering and i found myself in the middle of this parade honoring america's troops. which is actually quite fitting because geico has been serving e military for over 75 years. aawh no, look, i know this is about the troops and not about me. right, but i don't look like that.
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he was hit and killed by a car while his mother handed now to a postal worker. it happened yesterday afternoon after his mom's doctor car along sugarberry street and weld are pretty child on buckled himself from the car seat and got out of a car to chase his mom. he walked read into the path of an suv. police say the driver never saw the little boy in the accident is still under investigation and no word if anyone will face charges. >> police are urging people driving through mississippi and surrounding states to be on alert as they search for a killer may be posing as a police officer. the massive manhunt is underway for the person suspected of using what may be an unmarked car to pull drivers over and kill them. police say a man and woman were murdered and those shootings have drivers on edge. >> in these times, you have to be cautious when you are traveling and especially by yourself. >> it is a bad situation. i feel like it could be a serial
killer. >> investigators are not sure if this is the work of a serial killer but they are not ruling out anything. authorities say there is no connection between the victims. the family of georgia graduate student battling a flesh-eating bacteria says she is slowly improving. she contracted the infection after she guessed her leg and is that line accident later -- earlier this month. but had to amputate men -- most of her leg into likely you lose your fingers. >> there is a new twist in the trayvon martin case. there's a medical record detail and numerous injuries by georges armond. that could play a huge role in his defense. jummy olabanji is live in the news from. >> zimmermann did not go to the hospital the night of the shooting but you went to his family doctor the next day. sources confirmed the doctor wrote a private medical report that specified his injuries including a fractured nose, two
black guys, and cuts in the back of his head. he allegedly told his doctor he got nauseous when thinking about the shooting and 94. zero men claim that trayvon martin attacked him last night and he shot the teen because he feared for his life. it was said that the doors and armond followed trayvon martin. experts say this new information could help the case of george zimmerman unless it is proven in case he was the one who instigated the fight if jurors are minstar the fight, he did not have the legal right to use deadly force. george zimmerman pled not guilty to second-degree murder charges. he has not been seen since is built during one month ago. >> thank you. health-care costs, credit card payments, and summer travel are the stories from rob nelson. >> the soaring cost of health
care and keeping a family of four healthy this year will cost an increase of 6.9%. we're doing better in keeping up with their credit card payments toward a smaller portion of the population are three months or less overdue but the balances are higher than one year ago. most of us will be traveling this memorial day weekend and 35 million people will be expected to hit to the road. fewer people take a plane this year. facebook shares are going on sales friday and our other public offerings do well. 10 shares of apple would be worth $44,000 now. that is america's money. >> thanks so much. it is 6:19 and time for a check of traffic and weather. >> let's start with lisa baden. >> it is much improved at the
beltway -- on the ballet at river road. they're getting into a normal pattern leaving to 70. let's check out newschopper7. they were flying over 66 and traffic delays are typical out of manassas for centreville and before and after route 50 and between nutley street and the beltway and the inner loop is slowing between 236. no accidents on 95 centre 95 in good in maryland. >> thanks so much. 6:20 and let's get a look at today's a weather with adam caskey. it is nice to have a dry it start to the dead that it feels good to see that sunshine this morning. >> there is some fog out there due to the heavy rainfall last couple of days. the ground moisture translates into a fog during the night. we had almost two inches of rain
and some of our locations. it is good, beneficial rainfall. at reagan national there was about 1.5 inches. here's a look at a sunrise over washington. you consider the clouds in the distance and we will have a mixture of sun and clouds and total sunshine tomorrow and it will feel like summer today but more like spring tomorrow. this is a great time lapse. look at the moment rising -- moon rising over annapolis. here's a live look at arlington 62 degrees bright sunshine overhead and there is the skyline of the quarter's record house. it is clear locally. the visibility is down. cumberland is reporting 0 visibility. 65 degrees in washington and
cooler off to the west. here's a wider view and there is an area of low pressure that is pushing our way from the midwest to the great lakes. behind this will be some noticeably less humid drier and more comfortable air setting the stage for a perfect spring-like weather for the next couple of days but until then, warm and muggy today, a slight chance of a late day shower and 85 degrees. it is looking good into the weekend. >> that is not bad. 6:22 and 62 degrees outside coming up, why you want to lay of sugar a little bit. >> my latest attempt to conquer the brownies gave joe intv, plus identity theft on anderson at 4:00.
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead -- the metro opened doors and a new call for mass transit safety standards and we will have live report. >> at a commencement controversy at georgetown and why the catholic church wants to withdraw an invitation to a feature speaker. it is wednesday morning, may 16. >> we want to get started with traffic and weather every 10 minutes. >> i thought we would zoom into 270 traffic southbound approaching and passing 109
which is a normal backup outkup to get to gaithersburg. there are standard delays out of woodbridge number 95 and open to the pentagon. >> we're starting with a great live picture from newschopper7 and you can see the sun bright in the sky. we don't have rainfall to start our day. it was a dim star to an hour work week but it was good beneficial soaking rain, exactly what climatologists ordered. let's look into georgetown. look at that little bit of fog that is over the potomac. it is moving southward. upper 50's, low 60's with temperatures.
it will feel like summer today mid 80's, humid out there and a 30% chance of an isolated thunder shower and tonight, the humidity will drop and beautiful to mar, sunny and cooler and less humid and doug hill will have the full forecast coming up. >> today is the third and likely final day of a special session in the maryland capitol and the house of delegates will vote on a package of budget measures. the state senate approved yesterday the same legislation which -- which likes taxes on anyone making more than $100,000. it splits teacher pension costs with local governments and puts a tax on certain tobacco products. the house approved the deal, the governor will sign it and recession will end. they will abate -- they could avoid the so-called doomsday budget cuts. ward 5 candidate kenyan mcduffie was picked in a landslide
yesterday. he will be sworn in may 30 and will serve the rest of the harry thomas jr. term after he stepped down after embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the city. republic >> and voters in nebraska and oregon picked mitt romney as their presidential candidate in the primary yesterday. it is too soon to tell how many delegates he will pick up. the former massachusetts governor has picked up another endorsement by former president. george w. bush said he supports the gop front runner. the president will posthumously present the medal of honor to a fallen soldier during a special white house ceremony today. the army specialist died in combat back in may of 1970 while serving in cambodia during the vietnam war. the president will also push congress to pass his election year to do less about georgetown university is at the center of the commencement controversy because of a graduation speaker. >> the archdiocese of
washington criticize the catholic school bus public policy institute for inviting health and human services administrator kathleen sibelius. the cardinal called the invitation a shocking choice. catholic groups say that secretary violated religious liberty by backing the president paz health-care overhaul which requires employers to offer insurance coverage which includes access to birth control. more than 20,000 people signed a petition for a university to draw the petition. university president says -- >> one day after a door malfunction on metro, the maryland senate delegation is pushing for a federal law that was set nationwide safety systems for transportation systems. >> this morning, local leaders
are demanding the passage of a congressional bill that focuses on metro safety standards after a potentially dangerous malfunction yesterday. we have heard the term "doors opening." that is what happened in the morning rush hour yesterday on two cars through the doors simply opened. as the bread line trimeter the tunnel in northwest d.c., those doors just all of a sudden opened and a passenger in one of the cars shared a photograph. it was a packed train but fortuno was injured and metro says it has been years since anything like this has happened. the cars were part of the 1000 series, the oldest in the aging fleet and the same series involved in that fatal 2009 crash. >> i was on that train. we stopped in the middle and i was thinking that there is some
kind of trouble. >> metro says the train has been taken out of service today while engineers try to figure out what went wrong the 1000 series is not only the oldest but it makes up about 1/4 of the entire fleet. there are no plans to get rid of them. >> the man suspected of ordering the killings of thousands of people during the bosnian war is now on trial. he is charged with genocide and crimes against humanity and war crimes. he is accused of orchestrating the massacre of thousands of men during the bosnian war in the 1990's. he denies any wrongdoing. >> the star witness in the roger clemens perjury trial will return to the stand today. prosecutors will try to attack his long-term trainer barry he says he injected steroids center roger clemens. roger clemens is accused of
♪ >> that is one of the songs that first lady michelle obama likes to work out too. she likes beyonce beckham michael jackson jennifer lopez and willow smith. >> this time for a check of traffic and weather every 10 men and now we start up with lisa baden. >> there are a couple of fog banks on the highway. newschopper7 is looking as 66 traffic. this is centreville eastbound on 66 which is the slow. you'll slowdown in response on 66 with no accidents to the beltway. that is similar for '95. let's go back to the news desk.
>> we will get more from doug hill. any chance this fog will burn off soon? >> yes, i think it will burn off quickly. in calvert county, we had dense fog about 30 minutes ago and that is out of the picture. looking at the rooftop camera in arlington, you see a fair amount of sunshine already and still some low clouds pushing off to the south and east. it will be bright and sunny for quite a while today and very warm with temperatures starting off this morning in the 50's in most area and 60's in others. 65 right now in washington. the satellite and radar shows the showers and thunderstorms will drift south to north and now that is out of the picture. there is a cold front developing in the midwest this morning. there's a chance we will see a few showers this afternoon. through the mid day, we will be
in the 70's and in the 80's later in the afternoon. a beautiful spring day tomorrow and lots of sunshine and upper 70's. near 80 degrees for the weekend. >> thanks so much. >> it looks like we are in for a treat. >> coming up, we will talk with the new miss dc. >> does the new twist in the trayvon martin case and why it could be good news
the child's mother was handing out to a postal worker yesterday afternoon when the boy on buckled himself and get out of the car and walked into the path of an suv. mississippi authorities ordered -- urging drivers to be on alert for a police impersonator who has been pulling cars over and killing the driver is. two people have been shot to death so far. a medical report says that georgia is the armond suffered from black guys, a broken nose, as well as two cuts to the back of his head. he faces a second-degree murder charges. >>misss dc usa is getting ready to hand out to las vegas. before that, she is here in this studio. she is the first redskins cheerleader to win miss dc. thanks for stopping by. you work for the federal government your eighth redskins
cheerleader. what do you expect in las vegas? >> i leave friday at 6:00 a.m.. today and tomorrow are my last two days to get ready and then i am out of your. >>f here. >> it looks like these to your teammates from the redskins'. >> they came out to support me. they were ready with the football. >> it is a good thing that you have more to cheer about this year. what do you think about the upcoming season? >> i am very excited. i will definitely be cheering from afar. >> if you win miss usa you get those duties for the next two years and if you don't, you still get to come back and cheer for the redskins'. >> writes, that is a win-win. >> the don't have to have a platform for miss u.s.a. but you still have to be active in the
community. >> i-map mentor for kids and may 5 i had an event in washington, d.c. i love getting back to the kids and being a positive mentor and role model. >> you get a chance to represent the entire nation's capital. how can you describe the capital or represented to a nationwide audience? >> i would say it is a small city but it is a powerhouse. i like representing one of the most powerful cities in the world. >> we mentioned you work for the government and might have to take some time off work if things work out over the next week or so. is work ok with that? >> they are very supportive. they say we love you but we hope we don't see you again and i feel the same way. >> you have a history and passion for dance. >> i was on tour with the redskins, a military ttour.
i was talking about the idea and they convinced me that i could definitely think about the pageant. that is the reason why i got into it. they motivated me to go for it. >> we wish you the best of luck and have a safe trip to las vegas and we will be watching if you win, come back and see us, and if you don't, we will see you at fedex field. >> thank you so much. >> we are definitely cheering for you. today is your last chance if you like to enter our tiger woods chipping contest. the contest winner will receive two week-long vip tickets to the at&t national. just watch good morning, washington get a clue today and this is the clue. take that word to wjla.com/ facebook and enter the clue word you'll be entered into our
contest that we will announce the winner tomorrow morning. good luck! let's go to lisa baden. >> we will take you live to a couple of pictures. we're tickled we don't have any accidents. there is a delay on 395 going from edsall road to seminary road and to the 14th street bridge. newschopper7 was looking through a fog bank on 66 out of manassas and a slowing in centreville. >> of fog is a concern this morning, doug hill. >> it is a situation where visibilities are rapidly improving. in another hour, i think it should be out of the area. it hangs on the mountain areas. this is from the science center
in frederick, maryland. there's a beautiful sunrise. in fairfax, 62 degrees. a very comfortable start to the day with temperatures. look at the rainfall totals. fredericksburg was closing in on two inches. visibility at reagan national is 10 miles right now. visibility in cumberland is all in half a mile right now. -- is only half a mile right now. when the cold front arrives this afternoon, there may be scattered showers and storms but it will be cooler and less humid for the next couple of days.
take a look at these the dew point temperatures. that is the measure of moisture in the air and we see the numbers dropping from the 60's and upper 50's into the 40's and eventually the 30's in chicago. you will feel the difference over the next couple of days. 85 degrees today and it will feel like summer and a chance of showers this afternoon and it will clear into the upper 40's tonight and spectacular sunshine tomorrow and upper 70's and a less humidity. adam caskey will be back with your seven-day forecast. >> enjoy the rest of your day. it is 6:51 and 62 degrees. >> you are watching "good morning washington."
a memorial service today to honor charles colson who died last month. >> a house subcommittee is expected to address the j.p. morgan chase $2 billion loss during a hearing on bank regulation today. >> betty white is coming to the nation's capital to talk about her longtime passion for animals. she will get a private tour at the national zoo. >> you have two more days to enter your chance to win a new ford fiesta and $3,000. >> you have until may 18 to go to wjla.com/freecar. we will announce the next finalist tonight at 5:00 and if your name is called, you have 30 minutes to call in and clemens spot in the drawing with this month. >> détente 6:55. a look at traffic and weather every 10 minutes. >> we want to go to newschopper7
because they were looking at cars through a fog bank. that is eastbound on 66 with lanes open but off and on the delays out of manassas. >> i would give a thought another hour. otherwise, it will feel like summer today, monday, in the mid 80's of a slight chance of late day shares. back to an ideal spring day tomorrow, bright sunshine longevity and highs in the 70's and the weekend looks agreeable. the next chance of rain looks like early next week. it is a good chance to dry out because that was a healthy drink for the lawn and garden. >> that does it for us. keep it right here for "good mornin [ male announcer ] get