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friday, june 8. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. we start with traffic and weather every ten minutes. lisa baden in a moment but first the forecast with adam caskey. >> we have had daily rainfall, isolated nothing widespread. that in every day so far this week. that pattern is coming to an end, but the heat is returning. you will notice the humidity by sunday. yesterday we had some scattered showers here and there. that amounted to over 0.6 inches in middletown and there was 0.3 in alexandria. it's 53 degrees in bowie, 55 in manassas. a good amount of sunshine today highs in the mid '80s with low humidity. i will talk more about the weekend, coming up? . >> lingering road work on the outer loop tysons between route 7 and 66 with the right lane closed a. frederick, maryland, a pickup
truck rolled over. interstate 70 west at patrick street only the shoulder getting by. now to a news. >> now to the latest in the scandal that rocked the d.c. city council. former council chair heading to court today. esteban expected to plead guilty to two charges. brianne carter has the latest. >> this is the first time we expect to see kwame brown since all these developments. he is expected to be in federal court at 11:00 this morning to enter a guilty plea. just hours later he will head down the block to another court appearance. former d.c. council chair kwame brown is expected to face two judges today on two separate charges. >> it seems like every other week someone else is getting into something. it is very tiring. >> brown is facing a federal charge of bank fraud for lying on a loan application.
is also facing a misdemeanor charge for campaign finance violations. according to court documents during his 2008 election, he kept inside account and authorized a relative, believed to be his brother, to make withdrawals. >> very irresponsible. >> brown were resigned from the council. the ec leaders are trying to reassure residents but the city is still moving forward. >> i don't think there's widespread corruption here. before people done to conclusions, they need to look at how well the city is run. >> it's unclear as to how much or if any time he will have to serve. we will have to wait and see. meanwhile, the council has a meeting next wednesday and to appoint an interim chair. brianne carter reporting, abc 7 news. >> a frightening discovery in prince george's county. a two-year-old boy was wandering alone. police were called to the scene
yesterday in the 600 block of garrett morgan boulevard in hyattsville. we have the latest. >> good morning. the good news is it appears this little boy is ok. but authorities are still trying to figure out how he ended out for an evening stroll alone. around 5:30 thursday night in landover a toddler was found walking alone. he was barefooted and carrying a plate of food. police believe he was about two years old. there are town houses and apartments all along this stretch in the sixth under a block of garrett morgan boulevard. at the time, w there was, who knew the little boy or anything about him. authorities say it was nearly four hours later around 9:00 p.m. when someone came forward. this time, the little boy was getting a check up at a local hospital. police still don't know how he got out or who was supposed to
be watching him when he wandered away. we know the child protective services was called to the local hospital but it's not clear whether or not the little boy was returned to his parents. back to you. >> thank you. leaders of the house and senate intelligence committee joining forces to stop sensitive secrets from being leaked, drafting a bill that would limit access to classified information and place new penalties for a feeling it. this comes aboutafter information on covert issues leading. >> vote 2012. >> the romney campaign has jumped ahead in butfor the first time. they raised more than $76 million last month. the obama campaign and the democratic party raised $60
million. former president bill clinton apologizing for remarks he made that were at odds with president obama's position. they appeared at a fund-raiser on monday. on tuesday clinton said that broad tax cuts set to expire in january should be temporarily renewed even for the very rich. yesterday told cnn that he is sorry for what he said and said the president should stick with this position. -- with his position. >> a 6-year-old violinist greeted first lady michelle obama when she stopped by mom's apple pie company in occoquan yesterday. this was after her first official campaign event without the president. she posed for pictures with a good young musician and her mother and picked up some pies to bring back to the white house. looking at 59 degrees this friday morning. >> maryland live! casino has
>> time for traffic and weather every 10 minutes. let's let's start with adam caskey. >> we did have some rainfall yesterday. every day this week we have had some areas of rain. tied isolated and mixed with sunshine. that's coming to an end. we will be dry and sunny today. but the heat is returning. the rain set the stage for a beautiful rainbows yesterday. to look at that double rainbow. thank you to rachel but for posting that on my facebook page. that was in maryland yesterday. we have several lotus that i will share throughout the 5:00 and 6:00 hours. 51 degrees at dulles airport, 55 in hagerstown, 61 in the district 66 in fredericksburg. mid 80's for the high temperature, mostly sunny. not humid today or tomorrow.
constable 89 on saturday. then on sunday you will notice an increase in the humidity with high temperatures around 91 or 92 on sunday. very good beach weather this upcoming weekend. chance of showers by tuesday and wednesday. at the forecast. happy friday lisa. >> same to you. telegraph road between 644 and rose hill, telegraph is closed due to a water main break. fairfax is still doing repairs. a portion of telegraph road is closed. a vehicle rolled over on interstate 70 in frederick maryland near the stadium. 70 traffic is able to get by if you stay to the left. that is the westbound direction. eastbound, everything is open. we are open on 95 between richmond and baltimore. more of your neighbors on the
road in springfield. headlights are northbound. >> drivers will want to steer clear of the springfield interchange tonight. >> all the lanes of 395 north will be closed at the springfield interchange at 95 and the beltway from 9:00 tonight until 7:00 tomorrow morning. crews will be shifting traffic lanes and striping the pavement. there will be a detour aroun the closure. >> concerns are growing about the impact maryland's newest casino might have on traffic. the maryland live! casino opened on wednesday night. the b-w parkway was flooded with trafficked. the highway looks like a parking lot. drivers say that there evening commutes were a nightmare. >> i talked to another girl and she said it took an hour. it normally takes three minutes. >> among the bills boulevard, it took an hour to get through
ridge rd. usually takes five minutes. >> residents of that once the novelty dies down, the traffic will as well. >> 5:12 right now on this friday morning, 59 degrees. >> coming up, when you thought you could escape commercials learn how they are coming to the bathroom. >> lakers star metta world peace, is he trying to take adam caskey's job? 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
bizarre incident for. >> the restaurant was celebrating its grand reopening on wednesday. employee standing outside in a chicken suit hoping to entice customers. he was holding an american flag. someone ran out of a car and grabbed the flag away. prexy decides to run out of his car and take my flag and run back to his car. but i did get another one. . we had . >> the employee calls the incident foul play. he says that he is fine outside of a few ruffled feathers. >> the president today will honor the new york giants of the white house, the super bowl champions. >> brandon jacobs would return in a big blue uniform if he had his way. he was traded from the giants to san francisco during. the during
when a young fan asked his mom why jacob lew left, -- y jacobs -- why jacobs left, she said that he was traded. the little boy sent his life savings, a few dollars, for him to come back to the team. he got choked up. >> we will see if it helps to pay for the contract. metta world peace is making good use of his free time since the lakers got eliminated from the playoffs. >> he always find something interesting to do during the off-season. he is trying his hand at becoming a meteorologist. >> he did this in vancouver, canada. >> in metta world peace.
i used to be called something else. right now it looks like it is 16 degrees. a cool place to rights and dirt bikes. i hope i can get over there someday. >> he has to change centigrade to fahrenheit it. >> i think that he better keep his day job. >> here's the other problem. he took a traffic ticket with him back to town. he got to take that souvenir home with him after being on tv. >> i would like to think he can afford the ticket. >> soon you will be able to get an iphone without a carrier. >> commercials coming to the bathroom. here is paula faris. >> another popular website's passwords are stolen.
a music streaming service is not saying how many accounts were affected, but it is telling users to change their password. this follows a similar attempts at linkedin and eharmony earlier this week. virginal usa will start selling an iphone without a service contract. this contractbarnes a novethe justice department is suing apple and two publishers about price issues on electronic books. there will soon be commercials on restroom mirrors. i am paula faris. >> time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. >> get things started with adam
caskey. >> bringing the heat. >> at least we don't have humidity today and tomorrow. a comfortable 85 today and 89 tomorrow. it could be a lot worse. had some good rainbows yesterday. thanks for sending this, ashley. this was near lexington park. i appreciate you posting that. you can see the raindrops on the windshield or the side window. she did take this from the car. but she pulled over. good job, ashley. that's better than driving and taking pictures at the same time. bright sunshine to start our day. we will see the sunrise at 5:43 and we will have nothing but sunshine. it's going to be a beautiful day. temperatures are rising a little. the past five days we had high temperature is below average. that will change now. back near 90 degrees over the next couple days. 61 in washington, in the '50s in
outlying areas. 50 degrees in cumberland. 52 in culpeper and gaithersburg. mostly sunny today, but not very humid. 85 for the high temperature. the upper 80s in fredericksburg and staff for this afternoon. on the weekend, the sunshine will continue. a few clouds tomorrow, near 90. low 90's by sunday. sunday is when you will notice an increase in the humidity. next chance of rain is not until next tuesday. lisa baden, it's good beach weather, by the way. >> enjoying the ride across the bay bridge, south into richmond north into baltimore clear around the beltway. except for lingering work out of tysons to 66. still quiet. we will start with a picture of 270, headlights are southbound moving at. speed of falls road out of rosslyn and ballston, looks good and looks good across the
roosevelt bridge. it's graduation time at constitution hall, keep that in mind. they usually start at about 10:00 a.m. for graduations. starting to impact traffic out of rosslyn beginning around 9:00 or 9:30 as people are looking for parking. >> you have to get there early. looking at 59 degrees. . -- >> it was too much lebron james. he was sensational. >> he was fearless. >> lebron james kept miami's season alive, forcing the game 7. tim brant has highlights. >> stopping a mother from compulsive warn -- horading -- hoarding.
>> now we should be on our toes. hopefully, we are ready to jump in there. the european championship begins today. >> that kicks off at noon with poland facing greece. >> hello again. the eastern conference finals, the miami heat - 9 facing elimination and the drama was palpable. let's go to boston and lebron james was on a mission. he was tired of hearing people say he ran away from pressure. here comes the braun. it was all james, of miami. boston tried to close the gap. this is in the third. 10-point game. miami winning. this was a masterpiece by james. he was on a mission. center pocket. lebron james was 41 of the first 61 points for the need.
hethe need to win game 6, 98-79. baseball fans, the nationals in boston tonight. steven strasburg on the hill at fenway. >> that will be some kind of game. it's 5:27, 58 degrees. the news continues at 5:30. >> still ahead, new details on a bill signed by the governor of maryland which legalizes same- sex marriage. house supporters are taking action against critics. >> former d.c. council chair kwame brown expected to face not one but two judges today. i will have a live report. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> it's been a comfortable week. five days in a row high temperatures b
>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead, a different kind of balancing act for kwame brown. he will appear in two courts today where he is expected to plead guilty to two charges. it's friday morning, june 8. i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson. we want to start with traffic and weather every ten minutes. lisa baden has a look at the roads. >> 70 westbound at east patrick street, a pickup truck rolled over. traffic was temporarily forced to make the exit, but it sounds like they're moving everything out of the roadway. on telegraph road south of the beltway there's been a water main break. a portion of telegraph road is closed. bailout at 644 or roseville.
that will be a complication. we are taking a look at 270 not bad at shady grove road. adam caskey. >> clear outside, no clouds in the sky. if especially in arlington and washington-lee high school in ballston. basically overlooking the orange line. you can see the buildings in clarendon and courthouse in the distance. a beautiful sunrise about 12 minutes from now. 58 right now in washington, 58 in germantown, 53 in leesburg. not shabby on this friday morning. a comfortable start to the day but you'll need the air conditioner this afternoon, mid 80's with low humidity. 90 degrees on the weekend, and humidity by sunday. >> thank you. the latest scandal to affect d.c. city council could send a former councilman to present. >> former council chair kwame
brown headed to court today, where he is expected to plead guilty to two charges. brianne carter has more. >> good morning. in a few hours, kwame brown is expected to make his first court appearance. that is 11:00 this morning at federal court. then a few hours later he will head down the street to a d.c. superior court where he is expected to make another court appearance later this afternoon. brown stepped down from his top spot on the d.c. council earlier this week. now city leaders are trying to reassure residents that the d.c. government is still working well. understand brown is facing two separate charges. that is what he will be in court for today. separate charges and separate cases. this is the latest in a string of issues surrounding the d.c. government. former council member harry thomas is headed to prison for theft. two campaign aides of mayor gray has pleaded guilty to felonies. it's not clear as to how much
time brown could receive, if any. we will have to watch how this plays out in court this afternoon. in the meantime, we know the council is moving forward. they have scheduled a meeting for next week to appoint an interim council chair. brianne carter reporting, abc 7 news. >> thank you. a hearing is set for today for a culpeper police officer and charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman. daniel harmon-wright, a former marine, accused of killing patricia cook in february, as she sat in her vehicle. the incident began in the school parking lot while school was in session. the claims he was trapped in the jeep window and was dragged down the street, but prosecutors deny that. the suspected east coast rapist is expected to appear in court today for a hearing on whether he is competent to stand trial. aaron thomas's lawyers say he suffered from hallucinations. but the prince william county
commonwealth's's attorney says he is faking it. he's charged with raping two teenage girls in 2009 and has been linked to a series of attacks up and down the east coast over two decades. >> supported on to know why a toddler was found wandering alone near a busy road. the nearly two-year-old boy was discovered on morgan boulevard last night. the child appears to be unharmed. board is looked for the child's parents but. could not find but one of the parents can afford a few hours later. no word on whether charges will be filed. >> now to the showdown over a marriage. a group supporting maryland oppose same-sex marriage what is gearing up to gearingit. marylanders for marriage equality has opened two offices. 12 people have been hired to work across the state. in march, governor o'malley signed a bill making same-sex marriage legal. groups opposing the law are working to get it on the november ballot. organizers submitted their first
round of necessary signatures to election officials late and month. >> looking at 59 degrees. >> still ahead, a decade of war has taken a toll on u.s. troops. some of it is self-inflicted. there's a recent report on suicide among service members. >> he has become famous for whipping people into shape. we are talking with tony ho rton about a great cause combining fitness and journalism. >> we will be right back. he is in p
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>> hi, i am executive chef at food & friends, where we prepare and deliver meals to people with hiv aids, cancer, and live challenging illnesses. our staff and volunteers would like to wish you a -- good morning, washington. . >> 5:38 a.m., temperatures like the past couple mornings, in the '50s. low 50's in many locations. 51 in aldie and warrenton, 49 in inwood. 59 in chevy chase 55 degrees in bowie, maryland, 62 in arlington. no clouds in the sky. mostly sunny today all the way
through the weekend. the next high pressure systems selling overhead. nothing to worry about in terms of showers. we are looking high and dry the next couple days. the next chance of rain is tuesday of next week. here's the hourly forecast. 81 degrees at noon with a good amount of sunshine. a good amount of clouds at 3:00 p.m. with 85 degrees being a high temperature. it will not be humid today. low 90's by sunday. at that point you will notice the humidity. any delays? >> not really. 95 is great between richmond and baltimore. loaded up is normal travel times right now even between dale city and the beltway and it looks good if looks good270 66, and the greenway, the dulles toll road, a live picture southbound moving at speed with light volume of shady grove road. now back to news. >> on the hill, the republican-
controlled house passed a $36 billion bill funding the homeland security department. that measure includes $5 billion in disaster spending that complies with a budget agreement last summer opposed by tea party conservatives. senate may take up the bill later this summer. suicides among u.s. troops is surging. military suicides have averaged nearly one per day this year. the numbers reflect military burdened with wartime demands from iraq and afghanistan and taken a greater toll than forcing a decade ago. the military also struggling with increased sexual assaults alcohol abuse, and domestic violence. it appears that former president george h. w. bush is having trouble getting around. his son jeb bush told cbs news that his 87-year-old father needs a walker with wheels to get around these days. he says while his father is slowing down physically than he is still mentally sharp. by the way, his mother, barbara
>> fears would come in above the top of the hour at 6:00. we will take a look at the extraordinary relationship betweenmark shriver and his peace corps-founding father. he has a new book. and six flags is rolling out its newest pride. the apocalypse coaster. jummy olabanji took a ride. not exactly a winning moment for charlie sheen. he went berserk on a security guard and somebody caught it on
tape. those stories and more coming up a 6:00. there's a new challenge for the man behind the popular p90x. work out 90 tony horton has trained a number of professionals ranging from members of congress to celebrities including bruce springsteen, tom petty, and usher. now he gets a crack at cynne simpson. this weekend is the beat the deadline 5k. >> i'm excited to have you in d.c.. you will be helping us with the 5k. >> you and i are coasting for the national press club on saturday morning. >> we will start with a p90x walmart -- warm-up. >> we had a little trouble with that shot. we will get back to them. that's this weekend, the big 5k.
around the nation, the teenager accused in february posted deadly shooting spree at chardon high school in ohio will be arraigned today. an indictment returned tuesday against t.j. lane, charged with three counts of aggravated murder. he killed three students and wounded three others. a judge ruled last month that he must be tried as an adult. if convicted he could face life in prison. penn state university instituting new rules in the wake of the child sex abuse scandal surrounding the school. penn state now requiring all employees to report suspected child abuse to authorities. officials say it's part of an effort to become a leader in protecting children. the new rules come days before opening statements begin in the trial of former assistant football coach jerry sandusky, accused of molesting 10 boys. the wife of former major-league baseball player roger clemens will be back on the stand today in his perjury trial in the district. she is expected to say that she received a shot of human growth
hormone from the former strength coach of the picture and and her husband was not present at the time. that coach brian mcnamee says roger clemens was there when it happens. roger clemens is charged with lying to congress when he denied using performance enhancing drugs. singer lauren hill in trouble over taxes. she is charged with failing to file three years of income tax returns. new jersey's district attorney said that she failed to file from 2005 through 2007. during that time she made more than $1.6 million. if convicted, faces up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine. is scheduled to appear in court on june 29. 7 is on your side with morning with the race to find the source of the deadly e. coli outbreak sweeping the south. cdc says nearly a dozen cases have been detected in georgia florida, alabama, and louisiana. the bacteria is blamed for the
death of a 21-month-old louisiana child last week. food safety investigators say that it may be food related. how about coffee staving off alzheimer's disease? a new study says high doses of caffeine appeared to delay the onset of alzheimer's, even in older patients who showed early signs. researchers suggest drinking about 3 cups of coffee a day. it was published in the journal of alzheimer's disease. not many spoiled children in the d.c. area. dads will feel the love on father's day, but not as much as mothers did last month. mcdonald's is being challenged by the pork industry. linda bell is live at bloomberg headquarters in new york. >> good morning. mcdonald's is urging suppliers to use cage free pigs that are cruel to animals. the national pork producers council says consumers like you and i will end up paying more
for the white meat. it says the majority of pigs in the u.s. spend time in solitary confinement to save on costs. gift givers are planning to spend more than $117 for father's day this year. that is up 10% from last year. if people still spend more on their mothers. people spent $152 last month for mother's day on average. mothers are willing to spoil their kids especially in big cities like new york. the big apple ranks number one on a list of 36 metro cities where parents spoil their kids the most. d.c. and alexandra came in no. 28 and 29 on the list significantly below the national average. that is business news. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you.
>> thank you. let's go back outside to talk about a big fund-raiser coming up. doing pull ups on camera. >> i will not take credit for this. it was tony's magnetic personality that interfered with our signal. we're glad you are in d.c. for this race, a 5k benefit and journalists. you have taken over the world. many people in our studio are doing p90x. >> that's exciting, because i have bills to pay. p90x is international now. many folks understand muscle confusion is a technique that works, so people are fired up. >> muscle confusion means you don't do this and work out day after day. >> yes. it's a combination of a lot of things to prevent boredom injuries, and plateaus of. it is 90 days. in the course of that, incredible change can happen. >> i want to be clear that you will do some work. you have worked out for people
like me who have 10 minutes. >> we have 10 minutes trainer, because a lot of people have time excuses. these are not easy workouts. they are tough. there's one in the morning, and one in the afternoon, 20 minutes per day. it works and i have seen the results. >> we are excited that you are here. you will not tell us tomorrow before we run? >> no. i will get your legs ready for that short run. >> you have a signed copy of his new book, steve. >> yes, exactly, the inspiration that he gave me. i will share that on twitter later this morning. it is inspiring to see people that passionate. >> it gets you out there. welcome to the gun show. let's take a look at another
beautiful picture from yesterday. sue in frederick always sends great pictures. she captures these in frederick. she has a nice area overlooking the horizon. a beautiful picture of a little shower in the distance. and then it turns into a rainbow. thank you for capturing those photographs yesterday. i will have plenty more to share through the morning. there is the sun rise over washington. good morning. nothing but sunshine to start the day, with low humidity. it's just like the past couple morning's with comfortable temperatures in the 50's. low 50's for most of us now. 51 in martinsburg, 52 and gaithersburg, 54 in manassas, 61 at reagan national along the water, 61 at lexington park along the water. 85 at 3:00 p.m. for the high temperature with a good amount of sunshine.
mostly sunny with patchy clouds developing. the average high is 82. five days in a row this week the afternoon high temperature was below average. that will change starting today. we were one degree above average yesterday. mid 80's today. low 90's by sunday with a chance of humidity and rain on tuesday. now police and. >> looks pretty good around the beltway, a growing volume. north into baltimore, south into richmond looks good. 95 northbound out of woodbridge some volume. open to the pentagon. 395 looks good southbound from the pentagon to the beltway. no worries on 66 outside the beltway. 70 at east patrick street, that crashed is gone. massachusetts near idaho police on the scene of a collision. nothing complicated on the bay bridge. this was closed, airpark road at
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event and smashing his face into a table and falling down. his zero little disoriented. he took a tire-- his disoriented. he took a large amount of cash, but no one was injured. not so bright. >> he probably will want to wear a hard hat next time. much more next hour at 6:00, the day of court hearings for former d.c. councilman kwame brown, expected to plead guilty to two starters today. >> and lisa baden coming back with an update on the f
>> straight ahead, the latest scandal could land a councilman behind bars. we are standing by for the hearing with kwame brown. >> how did a boy and up wondering all alone on a busy street? >> we will tell you what to avoid 395 north near the spring to the interchange tonight. "good morning washington" continues right now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington" -- on your side. >> good morning, washington. it is friday morning. the end of the week. i hope your having a great friday morning steve chenevey. i steve. >> and i am cynne