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quickly burn off the clouds after sunrise. then a lot of sunshine. maybe a stationstray showers this afternoon mainly west of the blue ridge. low 90's by sunday and monday with a lot of sunshine. have the sunscreen handy all weekend. slight chance of late-day thundershowers on memorial day. i will have the beach forecast in a few minutes. now to lisa. >> we are thrilled that traffic is good so far moving in our favor, heading south into richmond north into baltimore, and to the airport. 81 70, but on 95 between washington and baltimore. no problems to report as far as inside the beltway and from our friends in the district. metro rail, marc rail, and virginia railway express are starting off on normal service. more to come with newschopper 7 in a little while. now to news. >> police gathering clues into
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what led to a shooting and stabbing. investigators think that both took place overnight outside sully's restaurant. the man who had been shot was taken by car to fairfax where 911 call was placed from outside the courthouse. he was conscious while being transported to the hospital if. a short time later, a man who had been stabbed turned up at fair oaks hospital for treatment. no word on his condition. >> an elderly man was critically injured after an apartment fire in mclean that broke out late last night in an apartment on old meadow road. it started in the kitchen and caused minimal damage to the apartment. a 91-year-old man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. the cause is under investigation. >> 33 years today since etan patz went missing in new york city. police made an arrest. 51-0 pedro hernandez is being held on a murder charge. -- 51-year-old. he confessed to luring the six-
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rolled by the corner store by offering him a soda. >> he lured him from the school bus stop at west broadway and prince streets with the promise of soda. then he led into the basement, choked him, and disposed of the body in a plastic bag. then placed it into the trash. >> police found out about it after they reopened the case last month. they did not find evidence, but it prompted a rrelative to give them information. >> the "godfather of go-go, chuck brown, late yesterday his family and mayor vincent gray release information on a public viewing and memorial service. john gonzalez is outside the howard theatre in northwest washington with all the details. >> that's right. the mayor's office and the family of chuck brown have announced the memorial plans next week for the late star. they include the newly
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refurbished howard theatre in northwest d.c., where he was a regular and we're initially scheduled a performance next month. pretty much all day on may 29 there will be a public viewing here at the theater. and on thursday, may 31, a public memorial service down the street at the convention center from noon until 3:00. there will be will closures. thousands are expected both days to pay their final respects to the late star. the city strongly courage as public transportation. this man known as the "godfather of go-go" passed away last week at the age of 75 after being hospitalized for pneumonia. he was still active, forced to cancel several shows earlier this year due to poor health. he received a grammy nomination two years ago. a section of seven streets next to the howard theatre was renamed chuck brown way in 2009.
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a big loss for the city, not only for the music world but because everybody knew this man he was instrumental in go-go music in the '70s and continued to perform even a few months ago. instead of flowers, his family has asked the public to donate to the chuck brown foundation. reporting live at the howard theatre this morning, john gonzalez, abc 7 news. >> d.c. councilman marion barry is in trouble with another ethnic group. yesterday publicly apologized about comments he made about asian businesses and filipino nurses. but during apology he said something that struck a nerve with many in the polish community. >> the italians caught, the irish caught, the jews caught the pullout scott delaware --
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polacks caught. >> he said that he meant to say poles. it is 69 degrees. >> new details in the murder case against george zimmerman. the evidence that attorneys on both sides don't want the public to see until the trial. >> and another reason to watch the place is most likely giving speeding tickets. >> a check on the forecast as we
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>> officials start to hurricane season is around the corner. they predict nine to 15 named storms in the atlantic. up to eight are expected to become hurricanes. up to three are expected to become major hurricanes. the season begins officially on june 1. tropical storm alberto want off the south carolina coastal last week but did not turn out to be a major event. >> let's look at the weather us on the weekend. >> adam caskey. >> for the eastern shore and parts of new jersey, a lot of sunshine, mostly sunny, high- pressure overhead. things will be very pleasant for the upcoming holiday weekend of
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three days. on the outer banks is where we will have a little disturbance affecting us saturday into sunday. so i expect widely separated thundershowers saturday and sunday, which is about 40% chance. that's from virginia beach through hatteras. temperatures near 80 degrees around virginia beach. mid 70's on the eastern shore and new jersey. water temperatures, 5465. low to mid 70's on the outer banks for the water temperature. looks pretty good overall. 72 degrees right now in washington, 65 in martinsburg 68 in hagerstown, 70 degrees in lexington park, 76 in quantico. fog will burn off quickly after sunrise. we will have high as well into the 80's with sunshine today and scattered clouds developing. here is that one little thing 20% chance of showers west of
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the blue ridge. the shenandoah valley and in the higher terrain there maybe a stray thunderstorm. hot and humid and low 90's on the weekend. >> a live picture of traffic on route 50 coming out of annapolis towards the eastern shore. here we are at sandy point state park. no delays or problems to pay the toll. other side of town looks good on the greenway and the dulles toll road. heading south toward richmond, all clear. north into baltimore looks good on 95. more to come. >> so far so good. the national motorists association has a list of the places you are most likely to get a speeding ticket. >> nv is the state where you are most likely to be ticketed followed by georgia alabama florida, and maryland. as far as the cities, atlanta is number one, followed by los
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angeles, dallas, miami, and new york city. washington is no. 7 on the list. >> virginia did not get in the top 10. >> interesting if. >> 5:10 is the time, 69 degrees. another change for facebook. a new way that you can share your photographs. >> first lady michelle obama, if she could be anyone else, who that would be. well the kids wanted a puppy but they can be really expensive. so to save money i just found them a possum. dad, i think he's dead. probably just playin' possum. sfx: possum hisses there he is. there's an easier way to save. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance.
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>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington" with cynne simpson and steve chenevey. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> investigators looking into a shooting and stabbing in chantilly, virginia. police believe both took place outside sully's
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restaurant. no word on the condition of the stabbing victim. morial plans are set for the "godfather of go-go"," chuck brown. there will be a public viewing. a public memorial service will be at the d.c. convention center on thursday, may 31. it has taken 33 years, but a new york city police officer has made an arrest in the etan patz case. the police commissioner says that 51-year-old pedro hernandez is behind bars after confessing to luring the little boy into his corner store and then murdering him. hernandez had been living in new jersey >> . attorneys on both sides want to keep evidence out of the eye of the public until the trial. they're asking a judge to keep statements that zimmerman gave police and the names and
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addresses of witnesses from being publicly released. george zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting trayvon martin in february. >> still no verdict in the john edwards style. jurors return today for a sixth day of deliberations. they looked at 20 pieces of evidence esther day trying to decide if if the former democratic presidential candidates broke the law while using money from donors to hide his pregnant mistress. could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted. >> the man behind an extravagant general services administration conference has left the agency. the press secretary of the gsa says that jeff neely is no longer employed there. he was placed on leave after a conference that cost $800,000 in las vegas. he could still be implicated in the criminal investigation of the justice department of. >> first lady michelle obama says that if she could be anybody, she would be singer and actress beyonce. >> i think that she has a pretty
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good job right now as first lady but beyonce does have been going on. she was named the most beautiful. >> and the first lady is divulging this information in people magazine. she said the only problem that she has is that she does not have a singing skills. >> that is kind of initial. >> i got a chance to talk to the first lady. she said that if she could do anything, she would just get in the car, roll down the window, drive around the city in d.c. and sing-along and do our own thing. she would love it. >> it's hard to do that with her job. >> cameras falling you all over the place. >> the aarp is eluding the men who get better looking with age -- is saluting the men. >> stops on the list -- there
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you go. >> george clooney making the top of the list. >> i have a chance to meet him in person for the correspondents' dinner in washington. is personality impressed me. he is very charming. it is his personality. obviously, -- >> you find him attractive. san antonio banderas -- antonio banderas and denzel washington were on the list as well. >> in "tech bytes," facebook is unveiling a new way to show your photos. >> facebook launches a new folder sharing camera. application features 15 popular
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filters and editing functions and allows you to share multiple photographs all at once instead of having to post one at a time. right now it is only available. for the available could the keyboard and mouse soon be a thing of the past. a new 3d motion sensor allows users to control their computers with just a few simple hand gestures. the technology is like the xbox connekinect. your hands and fingers are the controllers. >> our goal was to let someone reach out and grab something from their computer and break the barrier. >> it is to hundred times more sensitive than existing motion sensor technology. those are your "tech bytes." i am diana perez >> . a big weekend upon us. >> like summer. >> memorial day in washington is
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either cloudy and gray with light rain or hot and humid. >> one extreme or the other. last year it was hot and humid. that's been the regular pattern. >> for the pool opening. >> it will be fitting for that. it will be hot and humid. tomorrow it will be the first 90-degree day. if not, sunday. we have some patchy fog this morning, not as widespread as yesterday. reduced visibility especially in the shenandoah valley. cumberland, only 0.3 miles visibility. some low clouds to start our day. that will burn off quickly once the sun rises at 5:48. 72 right now in washington, 63 in manchester, 68 in gaithersburg. 73 in annapolis. we did have a few thundershowers yesterday evening, mainly in parts of virginia and stretching into north-central maryland for. it was not as intense as the past couple days. i want to show you on the wider
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view of what is happening out there. we have an area of low pressure. it is a weak low pressure system, but it is going to cause a few problems for the north carolina and south carolina and florida beaches as we go into the weekend. it will drift north and then get pushed west and south. it will move in a random direction. i think it will cause a few thundershowers for the outer banks beaches by saturday and sunday. there's the beach forecast. saturday and sunday, 40% chance of a few thundershowers. otherwise partly cloudy. on the eastern shore in new jersey, bright sunshine, high temperatures in the '70s. looking at water temperatures, mid 60's and ocean city, 70's at the outer banks. today, mid 80's, partly cloudy, humid. low 90's by sunday and monday and humid. it will feel like the mid 90's. >> wonderful.
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travel times in our favor. traffic is moving very nicely along 95, across the wilson bridge heading to the american legion bridge, and a gorgeous riding around town right now on 66, the greenway, the dulles toll road, and the beltway in montgomery county. back to you. >> thank you. 5:21 on this friday morning. >> how'd you know when you have hit the big time as a professional football player? how about when the nfl changes the rules just for you. >> next "anderson" -- drinking and parenting. the surprising results when mothers take our alcohol challenge.
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>> it is still alive. back to james. >> nicely done. that play might have been
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called traveling under normal circumstances. the heat went on to beat miami winning the series. dwyane wade lead with 41. now the heat will play the winner of the 76ers'/celtics game. >> today the nationals will meet the braves in atlanta in the battle for first. >> the nationals lead the division by just one game. his tim brant. -- here is tim brant. >> the redskins, everybody's still happy about rg3. he is making national news again. he is making history in the nfl. a player is wearing a jersey with a roman numeral on the back for the first time ever. this will changrule change is allowing this. they put his locker new london
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fletcher. >> your responsibility to bring in the new guys and teach them how to be pros. share some of your experiences so they don't make the same mistakes that you have made or just to work and let them watch you. >> have a great day. >> it is 69 degrees. the news continues at 5:30. >> more to plans have been announced for d.c. legend chuck brown. learn where you can go to pay tribute. >> 33 years ago, 6-year-old etan patz disappeared. police have a suspect in custody this morning. that story coming up. >> the memorial day weekend is upon
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead, it was 33 years ago today when 6-year-old etan patz disappeared on his way to school in. new york in police have finally made an arrest in this cold case. good morning, washington. it's friday morning, may 25, i am steve chenevey. >> i am pamela brown. we begin with traffic and weather. we want to know what the weather is going to be like. >> the eastern shore looks agreeable overall. on the outer banks you could run into a few thunderstorms saturday and sunday. the beach forecast coming up in about 10 minutes. let's start here with the rooftop camera overlooking the federal city. low clouds and all fog. it's not as thick. there's a live look at the bay bridge. some traffic moving smoothly on the right side of your screen.
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we are on the eastern shore in stevens bill. that's moving on to the eastern shore. patchy fog this morning, then sunshine. warm and muggy, highs in the mid '80s. isolated mountain thunder shower cannot be ruled out. next couple days in the low 90's, slight chance of thundershowers on memorial day. >> interstate travel, south into richmond, north into baltimore " to the bay bridge, looks wonderful as well going to the mountains. on 66, nothing into frederick end to gettysburg, in good shape. 270 and 70 as well. 395 looks beautiful, no delays and the pavement is dry. keep an eye on this. we will be back in 10 minutes. now to news. following developments in the case that had new york city police stumped 33 years. >> involve the disappearance of 6-year-old etan patz on his way to school. is expected killer ihis killer is
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expected in court today. tahman bradley has more. >> after decades of false starts, it looks like the case is finally over. new york city police have a confession from a new jersey man. break comes exactly 33 years after of the little boy disappeared. 33 years ago today, 6-year-old etan patz vanished on his walk to a school bus. the case was never put to rest. this morning it looks like it has come to an end. 51-year-old pedro hernandez is under arrest for the murder. police say that the confessed to the crime. he lured him from the school bus stop at west broadway and prince streets with the promise of soda. then he led him into the basement, choked him, and disposed of the body in a plastic bag, and put it in the trash. >> hernandez was picked up in
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new jersey where he had been living with his wife and daughter. the arrest comes after the case was reopened last month. police when digging through a basement down the block from where the little boy lived. they did not find evidence, but they received a tip believed to have come from a relative or friend of hernandez. >> in the years following the case hernandez had told a family member and others that he had "done a bad thing" and killed the child in new york. >> the day he disappeared with the first morning his parents let him walk alone to the bus stop. it changed the way many parents send their kids to school. he was among the first of missing children to appear on milk cartons and billboards. >> his case changed america. millions of parents san and home and thought there but for the grace of god goes my child. >> 33 years later his parents live on the same block. never moved, hoping that the little boy would find his way home. police told his parents about
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the confession from the man admits he snatched their child. police say they still don't have any physical evidence. they are still trying to determine hernandez's motive. reporting live in northwest washington, tahman bradley, abc 7 news. >> thanks so much. the man who hit and killed a scooter driver last september will be sentenced today. 22-year-old michael dalton pleaded guilty to slamming into this quarter on rockville pike and dragging it up to a mile before police stopped him. 30-year-old roberto nassar was killed. dalton smelled strongly of alcohol and did not pass a field sobriety test. jurors returned a guilty verdict against a maryland woman for the hit and run death of a senate candidate? in prince george's county in 2010. mutassim pettigrew was riding her bicycle and christy littleford hit her and kept driving home with the bag wedged under the suv.
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littleford said that she thought she had hit a deer, but jurors did not. not it's >> this was a beautiful young woman who lost her life and was left on the side of the road in a very inhumane act. >> prosecutors say that littleford could receive 10 years in prison. pettigrew's mother is filing a civil suit. sentencing is on august 3. >> the family of chuck brown and the office of mayor vincent gray has finalized plans to honor the life of the "godfather of go-go." a public viewing will be held on may 29 at the howard here in northwest. is to pay their respects from 11:00 a.m. through 10:00 p.m. on may 31, a public memorial service will be at the d.c. convention center from noon until 3:00 p.m. the general public is urged to take public transportation to both events because parking will be limited and there will be street closures in the area. he died last week at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore after suffering from pneumonia.
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he was 75. the maryland public services commission says utility customers can defer the installation of smart meters for the time being. the commission goes the order affects bge potomac electric, and delmarva customers. consumers must notify their utility in writing that they don't want the meters installed. those who have them can tell the utility in writing not to activate the meters. it is 68 degrees outside. >> still ahead, troubling news for college students. there is a setback in the plans that would prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling in july. >> are you hoping to avoid the holiday weekend traffic by taking metro? you could be in for delays because of track work. which ones will be affected. correct
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>> meet bruno, the military working dog in fort myers virginia, try to keep america safe. >> good morning, washington. >> good morning on this memorial day weekend. time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. >> its the unofficial start of summer. >> it's going to be hot and humid, perfect swimming pool weather.
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great to open the pull. we will be in the low 90s. you should have the sunscreen as we will have bright sunshine almost all day long. -- great to open up the swimming pool. this is from my facebook friend monica at rehoboth. beach early this rehoboth low clouds will burn off and give way to a lot of sunshine. over the weekend it will be wonderful. a lot of sunshine on the eastern shore. high temperatures in the 70's at the beach, 80's inland. the outer banks is where we have a chance of thundershowers saturday and sunday. scattered areas of rain. locally right now, 72 degrees. on our way to 85 this afternoon with low clouds this morning and then sunshine a few hours after sunrise. low 90's this weekend. happy birthday to monica. now to lisa. >> getting to the beach looks wonderful with a live picture of traffic at the polls heading
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towards sandy point and looks good across the bay bridge. travel times in our favor if to go across the wilson bridge alexandria, and oxon hill. a nice run on 50 in maryland between cheverly and northeast d.c. good in maryland on 270, and quiet in virginia 66, the greenway, the dulles toll road. and this picture in springfield. more headlights spotted northbound 95 on a way to the pentagon, but still moving at a good pace. back to you. >> thank you. metro riders can expect allays this memorial day weekend because of more track work. buses will replace green line trains between greenbelt and fort totten. on the yellow line, trains will only operate between huntington and mount vernon square. line trains will single track between forest glenn and takoma. changes will be in effect from 10:00 tonight until closing on monday night because of the holiday weekend. it is 68 degrees outside.
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>> coming up, montgomery county police make an arrest in a series of home burglaries. a high-tech gadget gave officers what they needed. >> looking for something to do on the holiday weekend? paint today is gonna be ananimportant
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now starting unit nine. some of the world's cleanest gas turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. >> 5 a cult 44. here's what' -- 5:44. there's a new exhibit at the smithsonian that honors native american athletes. we will talk with the son of one of the greatest athletes in history. >> and parents are fighting back against the retail giant. those upset about wal-mart possibly moving in. >> montgomery county police tracked down a burglar that hit 14several homes in less than a week. a 14-year-old stolen ipads and it had tracking software. police discovered he lived right
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in the neighborhood and was a freshman at bethesda chevy chase high school. >> discouraging news for college students. senator yesterday rejected the woman plans by democrats and republicans to keep interest rates on federal college loans from doubling. democrats want to pay for the plan by boosting payroll taxes on owners of some private companies. the gop plan would be paid for by cutting a preventive health program,. if no action is taken by july 1 the loans would double t o. 6.8 >>-- to 6.8%. ex-president romney is >> president obama is sharpening his words against romney. >> he left out some facts. his speech was a distortion.
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>> earlier this month romney told iowa voters they cannot ignore the crisis of debt and spending that threatens what it means to be an american. there's a new nbc news poll that put democrat tim kaine ahead of republican george allen 46% to 40% in virginia. allen has to fend off three opponents in the june 12 primary. he is the favorite in the race. >> a muslim soldier who planned to attack a restaurant full of u.s. troops, he was found guilty of plotting to bomb a fort hood restaurant and shoot eight survivors last summer. he was planning the attack because he did not appreciate what his unit did in afghanistan. faces up to life in prison when sentenced in july. the new french president is in afghanistan to discuss an early pullout of troops. front of hollande is meeting with some of the troops there as
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well as the afghan president hamid karzai. he announced the plan to pull out french troops by the end of the week,. at the,. -- at the nato summit. >> you'll see some relief at the gas pumps. >> the average price is down 4 since from last week. the national averages $3.68. in d.c., $3.77. maryland $3.61. in virginia, $3.49. looking for a fun event for the family this holiday weekend? you might want to go to national harbor. >> the popular movie character shrek is there. >> chocolate is green and waff les are shaped this way.
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a staycation experience that's pretty popular. >> my daughter loves it. >> you had to take a picture? >> i had to take a picture and i will send it to her. >> the dreamworks characters are allowing people to be a kid again. >> an opportunity for them to have a good time and enjoy the d.c./maryland area. >> parents can bring their children for a meet and greet and have a feast. what does swamp juice tastes like? you can even create a sugar cookie castle. the characters will parade through the gaylord atrium on weekends and there will be ina fireworks show. >> they will do amazing acrobatics.
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it's happening on the weekend all summer long. >> john gonzalez reporting from the national harbor >> . that's nice. >> the kids were having a really good time. >> a vacation without leaving town. >> we have good news if you like ice-cream. >> and morgan stanley may be and refunding facebook investors. . linda bell at bloomberg headquarters in new york. >> i will get to the story about ben & jerry's at the end of my report. let's begin with morgan stanley doing an about-face on facebook. the brokerage is the lead underwriter of the ipo and it told financial advisers yesterday that it plans to adjust prices on the thousands that clients raised. a source tells us at bloomberg that morgan stanley will reimburse clients who lost money due to glitches in trade execution. you don't have to break the bank
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if you want to buy sunscreen this summer. walgreen's continuous spray is a best buy according to consumer reports. they don't recommend anything under spf 30. ben & jerry's has a two-part plastic security ring that fits around the upper lid. happy memorial day weekend to all the military and their families in the d.c. area. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. have a great weekend. back to you. >> thank you. same to you. 5:50 right now. now to the weather department. >> adam caskey. >> a lot of pressure. hot and humid. a good weekend to go to the
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beach. i will have the beach forecast and the hourly forecast for the metro area. a live picture from our rooftop terrace overlooking the district. still beautiful with low clouds overhead. the sun rose three minutes ago. you don't see much blue skies because of low clouds again. am some patchy fog out there. it's not as bad as what we had yesterday morning. 72 right now at reagan national, 70 in manassas. 63 in cumberland along with winchester. 68 in hagerstown and 73 in manassas. today we will get rid of the morning clouds rather quickly. if a lot of sunshine, patchy clouds developing. there's a slight chance of a late-day thundershower. a measly 20% chance later on today. that is mainly west of the blue ridge. the shenandoah valley and over the mountains and higher terrain, there may be a pop-up thundershower. 85 dan humid air throughout the day.
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warm and muggy. there is the satellite and radar. it does not really depict a low clouds that we have overhead right now. looking over the ocean, action moving from the hamas northward an area of low pressure. -- thesum of a hamafrom the bahamas. this system will curve west through the carolinas and into north florida. i think it will affect virginia beach and the outer banks over the upcoming weekend. the eastern shore will have sunshine with patty afternoon clouds. temperatures along the water in the '70s. warmer inland. a little added cloud cover saturday and sunday at virginia beach with the chance of lateday storms. mid 70's for the water temperature on the outer banks. 67 degrees at ocean city for the
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water temperature. traffic moving smoothly on the bay bridge. locally, low 90's, hot and humid this weekend. get in the swimming pool or go to the beach on the weekend. 90 degrees. >> everything is refreshing for now. interstate travel, beltway travel looks good. good for metro rail. quiet across the bay bridge, the wilson bridge, the american legion bridge, and northbound 95 in virginia headed across the purple heart bridge over the occoquan river. if upstream is where we take you. plenty of headlights are north on 95, but behaving all the way to the beltway. back to you. >> thank you. 69 degrees on this friday. >> snoop traded in his
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>> maybe rapper snoop dogg could give gary sinese a lesson on how to throw out a pitch. he had the honor before the white sox game yesterday. after the pitch he celebrated by doing buta tebow. >> a slice of royal history up for auction. somebody did not eat their wedding cake. a slice of cake from the wedding of prince william and catherine
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middleton last year sold for $2,500. it was made by a luxury baker. they celebrated their one-year anniversary last month. somebody got that slice out of there and made a little money. >> lots more to come. >> memorial plans have been finalized to honor the "godfather of go-go." where you can go to pay your respects to d.c. legend chuck brown. >> and lisa baden helping you navigate your friday i'm thinking of asking carlina to have dinner at my place. she's italian... and you can't cook. ♪
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what about over here? sure. no problem. ♪
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>> straight ahead a story you first saw here. the suicide of a local student leads to an army base. >> marion barry makes another insensitive remarks when he says that many say draw the lines. >> the roads are clear but not for long. memorial day weekend is here. "good morning washington" continues right now captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington" -- on your side. >> glad you are with us on this friday morning. some fog out there. not that my sister to the day. happy friday. --

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