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made with 100% fruit juice with natural flavors blended withcece. the simple joy of keepin' it cool. >> bt city council expected to select an interim chairman today replacing kwame brown, who resigned last week amid scandal. >> more disturbing testimony in the sex abuse trial of jerry sandusky. what another alleged victim and a former penn state coach said >> . metro riders can expect to see new signs along one stop on the red line. we will explain why a station has been renamed. good morning washington at 5:00 a.m. it begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. rise and shine. it's wednesday, june 13. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey.
we start with traffic and weather every ten minutes. lisa baden in traffic. >> no complaints for drivers in virginia, along the maryland highway overnight construction has been moved. all clear to the airport, south into richmond, north into baltimore. this is live on the beltway in montgomery county. now to adam caskey. >> tracking a cold front moving through the metro area. behind that will be sunshine today. humidity will drop. right now and clarksburg, 66. frostburg, 59. 67 in arlington. 83 this afternoon but a little cooler north west of town in the upper 70's. mostly sunny and breezy, north wind at 10-20. that will be refreshing because it will be less humid. tomorrow additional clouds and cooler temperatures. below average temperatures into
the weekend. >> thanks so much. we get started with the latest efforts to move past the scandal affecting d.c. city council. council members will select an interim chair today. this will replace kwame brown resigned last week over fraud investigation. there's a debate over who should get that title. john gonzalez is at the wilson building to explain. >> good morning. it has been a tumultuous time for the city council, filled with scandal and corruption. later this morning, the city council will try to move past that as they elect a new chairman for this council, which has gone through a lot in the past several months. this is someone who is well- known and well-respected inside city hall in northwest d.c.. a large councilmember phil mendelson is in his fourth term. he has said in the past that he does want this job.
even though he is expected to face some opposition and competition, especially from vincent orange, this no-nonsense type of member appears to be a shoe and today. mendelssohn is expected to take over for kwame brown, who resigned last week after pleading guilty to bank fraud. it is the second recent council member to step down. earlier this year, harry thomas, of ward 5, was sentenced to 38 months in prison after embezzling public funds. at 10:00 this morning in a legislative meeting the city council will try to start a new chapter and end this musical chairs and try to create some stability. reporting live, john gonzalez abc 7 news. >> thanks so much. she is the latest prince george's county official to be convicted of misconduct. maryland delegate tiffany alston found guilty of misdemeanor theft and misconduct in office. a jury concluded the democrat
paid an employee in her law office with a hundred dollars in state money. her attorney says that his client has no plans to resign and he will seek a new trial. and she's accused of using campaign funds to pay for her wedding expenses. >> the stage is set for high- stakes clash between two well- known virginia politicians in the race to succeed jim webb. former senator and governor george allen beat back pretenders to win the republican nomination and will face former democratic governor tim kaine in the battle to reclaim his former seat. other winners included house majority leader eric cantor and democratic council member jim moran. we have full primary results on our website wjla.com. >> testimony resumes today in the jerry sandusky child sex abuse trial. yesterday jurors heard from a witness known as beckham number one, along with a former penn state coach. brianne carter has details on
what to expect. >> and other emotional day. prosecutors once again continuing to present their case today in pennsylvania. the jury was said to be in tears yesterday as one of the victim's aunt the former coach took the stand. sandusky and mike mcqueary used to stand together on the sidelines. in court yesterday the two were face to face once again as mike mcqueary testified in 2001 he saw something he did not want to see it. he claims that he saw sandusky standing behind a young boy who was against the wall in a school shower and and heard a smacking sound. he told the jury that he slammed the door to make noise but did not do anything to stop the alleged encounter. >> he told the jury i'm sure about it and there's no mistake that this was extremely sexual in nature and it was something horrible. >> the testimony came after an already emotional day in court for an now 18-year-old known as
victim one tried to fight back tears as he testified how encounters with sandusky during sleepovers pack a coat's home included kissing fondling, and oral sex. jurors reportedly broke into tears. >> anyone in the courtroom who saw him crying could see the pain that it took him to get his story out. >> sandusky is accused of abusing 10 boys over a 15 years. these are allegations he denies. the trial is expected to last three weeks. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> the search is over for the man wanted for saturday's deadly shooting that happens near auburn university. "go montgomery" alabama defense attorney arranged for desmonte leonard to turn himself in last night. police say the shooting followed a fight over a woman. two of three people killed were
former auburn football players. a current player and two other people were injured. >> in the trayvon martin shooting investigation, the wife of the admitted shooter faces a charge. george zimmerman's mike shellie zimmerman was arrested yesterday, charged with perjury. prosecutors say that she lied to a judge about the couple's finances during zimmerman's bond hearing. perjury is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. now she's out on a $1,000 bond. we are looking at 67 degrees on this wednesday. >> still ahead, you get a chance to own a piece of american history, if you can afford it. we will tell you how much auctioneer's expect to get for george washington's copy of the constitution to and the bill of rights. >> metro riders will have to get used to some new names on the red line. >>
on 66 falls church, but on 395 and opened the suitland parkway. a nice trip on north avenue, ken north avenue, through northwest, along massachusetts avenue and through rock creek park. the beltway at georgia avenue across the bay bridge, and good on the beltway in landover. now to adam caskey. >> up to the rooftop cameras overlooking the federal city this morning, clouds in the distance. a mixture of clouds and moonlight early this morning. and rise at 5:42 and we will have a good amount of sunshine for the majority of the day. clouds moving towards the 95 corridor and continuing northeast. we have rain in new york all the way up to and england -- through new england. high pressure will give us sunshine today and lower humidity. ever fresh in northerly breeze.
sunny and 83 tomorrow. additional clouds tomorrow, 78 degrees. below average high temperature is all the way through the weekend. >> a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held later today to officially renamed 1 red line metro station. until now it is the station you have come to know as the new york avenue-florida avenue- gallaudet u station. officials thought that was long so they renamed it noma- gallaudet u. new york avenue will be used as a secondary name for one year to assist customers during transition. >> how much would you pay for an important piece of american history? >> not this much. george washington's personal copy of the u.s. constitution and a draft of the bill of rights up for auction next week in new york. they are bound in a book which contains washington's signature handwritten notes and his family crest.
the documents are expected to sell for between $2,000,000.3000000 dollars. >> i would be surprised if a museum does not pick up those pieces. >> for that kind of money, it might be a private investor. >> looking at 66 degrees. >> changes and had for some wireless customers. which company is changing the data limit. let's and why the phillies 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, sfx: sounds of marching band and owd cheering d i found myself in the middle of this parade noring 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. who can i write a letter to about this? geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance.
>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington" with cynne simpson and steve chenevey. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> 5:15. actress courteney cox has a couple reasons not to forget her wedding anniversary. >> her ex-husband david arquette filed for divorce from courteney cox this past friday.
it was on their 13th wedding anniversary. they have been separated and having issues for some time. >> i probably thought they were divorced already. >> he made things official after the split in 2010. >> irreconcilable differences. i thought they were divorced already. now their wedding anniversary is their divorce anniversary. >> keeping it simple. the mascot known for bringing joy and to baseball fans is in big trouble. >> this happened in pittsburgh when the mascot got in trouble for swimming at midnight. now the phillies fanatic is in trouble for what a 37-year-old woman claims the mascot and threw her in a swimming pool at a beach party and she got injured and she says she's never been the same. she is suing. >> i imagine that the fanatic
would be a little clumsy. >> they just grab you sometimes and do things to you. apparently, he was doing his thing the woman claims, and it did not go well. >> bottling harm. >> the phillies have no comment. some people say they're not even sure who was the mascot that day. 5:17 might now. the government and a wireless company and looking at data limits. >> and we have an unusual video on the internet. >> sharing wireless data, verizon is introducing plans that allow families to share their data allotment. this is a first. it may end up costing a little more. the justice department reportedly is looking into whether cable companies are
stifling the growth of the on- line video industry through the use of data limits. cable operators see streaming video as competition to their own channels. a study finds one in five people look at the web on our television screens, double the number from a year ago. macbook computers and apple showed off are just updates says the company. there will be some new macs next year. i am rob nelson. >> traffic and weather every ten minutes, adam caskey. >> there was some good rainfall yesterday for the lawn and garden. but now it looks like we will get into a dry pattern all the way through the weekend. >> and cooling off. i don't see 90s in our future
anytime soon. we will be around 80 degrees, so below average. in arlington, a live look at the clouds. the clouds are moving out of town. six g-7 right now in arlington. elsewhere across the region we have had clouds. temperatures, 69 in the district, 74 in quantico. that is a few degrees warmer than everybody else lately. 66 in culpeper, 68 in manchester, 73 in annapolis, 65 in. in here's a wider view of the satellite. and satellite. showers through midnight even in parts of the metro area, those have pushed off to the east. parts and england still sing rainfall. it's moving offshore. -- parts of new england still seeing rainfall. there's a refreshing northerly breeze drawing in the less humid
air. dew points in the 50's in late june, that's good. that is comfortable for this time of year. -- mid june. 83 degrees for the high temperature today. 78 tomorrow. averages 84. we will be below that through the weekend. now to lisa. >> probno issues except for growing volume. we will take you to a couple of live pictures where things are very peaceful. that includes virginia. more headlights spotted on northbound 95, moving at speed at duke street on the way to the pentagon. 66 in both directions, looks good rosslyn, ballston, falls church. no worries across the roosevelt bridge oran to the beltway. back to you. >> thank you. 66 degrees. >> the first round of the nba
>> that's how you get it done. oklahoma city defeated miami in game one of the nba finals in the end. kevin durant scored 17 of 36 points. lebron james scored 30 points, but not keep pace with kevin durant. >> we came out on fire, knocking down shots. we just want to continue playing. >> they did not make many mistakes. >> everybody has the glasses. >> on both teams. i am over the glasses. game two is thursday night in oklahoma city. >> tim brant has the rest of sports. >> hello again. the nationals won again last night in toronto, let's five in a row. they are 15 games over 500.
bryce harper , launching them along. this goes to deep center field. look at this. harper went 3 for 4. he is batting over 300. danny espinoza gets a fastball and says punched them all. the nationals go want to be the toronto. the greatest golfers in the world have gathered for the u.s. open. tiger woods injured his back a little on the range yesterday. he is ok. las vegas has made him the odds on favorite to win. what does that mean to win your 15th major? you know that he has to be thinking about that. this afternoon the nationals play in toronto again before they come home. there's a look at sports. >> outside, 67 degrees in capitol heights. news continues at 5:30. >> d.c. city council taking
steps to move past the scandals that involved kwame brown. we have a look ahead at who is expected to become interim chair today. >> a metro stop getting a brand- new name today. i am jummy olabanji live in northeast washington to explain the changes coming to the red line. >> adam caskey in the belfort furniture weather center. will we
good morning. and wednesday, june 13. i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. the start with lisa baden. >> it is a good start. no problems reported around highway. just the volume, what we are you still. first, georgia avenue inside the beltway at seminary road. now 2 interstate 905, headlights are north bound approaching the beltway through springfield. travel times are in your favor on the beltway at the wilson bridge, good through alexandria and oxon hill, quiet between annapolis and a new york ave. now to adam caskey with the weather. >> it's going to be a nice day with a lot of sunshine this midday and afternoon. the humidity will drop as well. it will feel refreshed and. let's look at our rooftop camera the beautifully lit
monument with clouds. the clouds will leave and we will have a good amount of sunshine. 69 in the district right now, 72 in lexington park, off 73 in annapolis. by lunchtime 79 with sunshine. the breeze will increase. refreshing breeze out of the north, bringing in the drier air. high temperature of 83. high temperatures near 80 degrees through the rest of the week. >> we will start with efforts to move past the latest scandal to rock d.c. city council. council members today will select an interim chair to replace kwame brown, resigned over a fraud investigation. there's disagreement over who should take that position. john gonzalez is alive but the wilson building with more. >> good morning. council member vincent orange is making his second go-around as council member in the district and is open to become the next chairman. it appears that his colleagues will choose someone else
someone who is also well known and well respected inside city hall in northwest d.c. large councilmember phil mendelson is in his fourth term. he has stated in the past that he does want this job. even though he will face some opposition today, this serious no-nonsense type of member appears to be issued in. he is expected to take over for kwame brown, resigned last week after pleading guilty to bank fraud. brown is the second recent council member to step down. earlier this year, harry thomas of ward 5 was sentenced to prison after embezzling public funds. today a new chapter. the city council will vote in the 10:00 legislative meeting hoping to turn the page. reporting live, john gonzalez, abc 7 news. >> thank you. could be more disturbing and
graphic testimony today in the child sex abuse trial of former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky. one of his alleged victims testified yesterday about house and as he started abusing him when he was 11 years old. the former assistant coach mike mcqueary also testified about how he saw sandusky abused a young boy in the penn state locker room shower? in 2001. sandusky is accused of abusing 10 boys. he denies the charge. >> a jury will resume deliberations this afternoon in a perjury trial of roger clemens. they began deliberations today after a day of closing arguments in the ninth week of the trial. he is charged with lying to congress in 2008 when asked if he ever used steroids and human growth hormone. if jurors cannot reach a verdict today, they will take off until monday because the judge is going on. a business on >> prince george's county executive rushern baker has formed a new education commission. he says the 12 members will advise him on ways to improve
the county schools. he will make a formal announcement about this today and will offer plans to work with the school board to extend the county science, technology, and the engineering and mathematics programs. >> metro is renaming one of the red line stations. jummy olabanji explains the reason for the change. >> good morning. last november, the metro board voted to change about half a dozen station names, make them a little easier. today, this one will be changing to noma-gallaudet u. later this morning they will be joined by d.c. government officials for the official ribbon cutting. signs have already changed to reflect the new name change. noma refers to the part of the district that is north of massachusetts avenue and between first street nw and
first street northeast. they wanted to rebrand area similar to soho in new york city. there's a brand-new hotel in the area. new york avenue will still be attached to the station names for the next year so customers can get used to the transition. after that, new york avenue will go away completely and noma- gallaudet u will be permanent. this is one of several station name changes that will be happening this summer. coming up, we have king street alexandria changing to king street-old town. navy yard will change. next year you'll get a whole new list of names to remember when the silver line is completed. jummy olabanji, abc 7 news. >> we're looking at 67 degrees this morning in capitol heights.
original life sculptures of edgar degas, including his most famous, the "little dancer, aged 14." come down and see her. >> wednesday morning 5:39. back to a sunshine today. we are getting into a dry weather pattern today into the weekend. years the satellite and radar composite. have some lingering clouds on the backside of the cold front that's moving through town. the clouds will exit off to the east and we will enjoy a good amount of sunshine for the majority of today. temperatures in the 60's, not a bad start. you still notice the humidity. that will be changing. less humid by later today with a refresh and northerly breeze, gusty air time. it's seven in alexandria, 65 in leesburg, stafford at 66. 83 today for the high temperature. dropping into the upper 70's by tomorrow with additional cloud cover especially for the morning on thursday.
starting the day mostly cloudy with the eastern slope of the ocean. good sunshine friday into the weekend, highs below average. the average high today is 84. we will be below that today through the weekend. looking and feeling good with low humidity. now to lisa. >> looking and feeling good in maryland 95 the b-w parkway the beltway if between the john hanson highway and the american legion bridge, and looks good south of town to oxon hill, and across the wilson bridge and into alexandria. we have a couple of pictures. 270 has a normal backup between 80 and 109, then it's free and clear after the truck scales. in virginia, not bad. 395 across the 14th street bridge and onto the freeway. back to you. >> thank you. 7 on your side with word that certain "tech bytes to make you allergic the mito red meat and
pork. they have found people bitten by had this one suddenly develop an allergy and they say those people will have hives, itching swelling, after eating pork, beef, or lamb, but symptoms don't show up for several hours. >> it is 67 degrees in chantilly. >> encouraging news about the victim of a gruesome attack is florida. what doctors say about the recovery of the man who had part of his face chewed off. >> and new details about the woman who
expand we go to the local childhood home of basketball star. star >> and we look at skin cancer treatments that promise to get rid of your problems in a flash. all these stories and more coming up a 6:00. >> now to battleground virginia the field set for what is shaping up to be a fierce fight for the u.s. senate seat vacated by democrat jim webb >> . this has brought a lot of headlines. george allen won the republican nomination. he will face tim kaine in a battle to reclaim his old seat. other winners last night included eric cantor as house majority leader and democratic challenger jim moran. president obama back on the campaign trail. today it will not involve [unintelligible] >> he will award shimon peres
the presidential medal of freedom at a ceremony at the white house. >> the former aide of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords won the election to take place in washington. tahman bradley has more on emotional victory. >> a bittersweet victory for democrats in an arizona special election to replace gabrielle giffords. democrat ron barber, her former aide defeated jesse kelly. >> life takes unexpected turns and here we are. >> it was a milestone in gabrielle giffords' journey after she resigned to focus on recover from an assassination attempt. >> thank you for everything you've done for us, gabby. >> she stayed out of a campaign for the most part. barber also wounded, gun in hand from giffords this past
weekend. >> thank you for your support. >> thank you very much. but democrats and republicans are eager to show that momentum is on their side ahead of the november general election. jesse kelly tried to tie barber to president obama. >> each party is hungry in june to have a story of winning and victory to sell to the american public as they head into the fall campaign season. >> the victory could not come at a better time for democrats and president obama, who offered a bruising loss in wisconsin and they are regrouping after mitt romney and republicans outpaced them in fund-raising last month. one barbour has a good shot at winning in november, because the district is expected to be more friendly to democrats as a result of redistricting.
tahman bradley, abc news >> . the homeless man whose face was shooed off in a bizarre attack in florida is doing better -- chewed off. ronald poppo is in good spirits and talking and walking with the help of hospital staff. the 65-year-old has been hospitalized since being attacked along a busy highway last month. a police officer shot and killed his alleged attacker. he will be in a hospital several more weeks and will need several more surgeries. a nutley, new jersey, a tanning salon is now facing $5,000 in fines. inspectors accused it of 33 violations including over exposure. most of the charges are related to one patron who allegedly ha d 24 tanning sessions in the month of march. they not said whether that person is patricia krentcil.
>> senate majority leader harry reid is weighing in on the upset that still has boxing fans reeling. manny pacquiao's first loss in seven years to tim brant. tim brant was awarded a split decision victory. manny pacquiao landed at 100 more pointlpunches. now the senators called for a probe. >> lawyers for floyd mayweather jr. says that his health is deteriorating so badly in a las vegas jail that he may never fight again if is not released. filed an emergency motion on monday to serve as a reminder to serve the remainder of his jail sentence under house arrest. a judge will decide whether or not to ease jail conditions. a burgerburger king has a cool and
save retreat involving bacon. >> linda bell has more. >> there's a recall for the honda civic involving 50,000 of them in north america for the 2012 model year. they could possibly replace the drive shaft. contact unauthorized honda dealer if you may be affected. giant food is alerting customers about the recall for ben & jerry's new flavor, the chocolate nougat crunch. the company failed to declare peanuts on the ingredient label. although no illnesses have been reported, people with allergies are at risk of a serious reaction. if you love bacon and ice cream burger king is launching a bacon sundae to the masses now.
the associated press says the limited time item is the company posted latest push to bring back customers and to reverse sliding market share. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. if you try that, let me know how it tastes. >> we will have to do a taste test. >> what ever happened to the push for healthy food? now, traffic and weather starting with adam caskey. >> bacon and gravely donuts -- gravy, that would be the best combination. >> i'm not feeling that. >> work on that, adam. >> this is from our rooftop camera a few minutes after sunrise. some clouds in the distance. those are quickly departing.
look at some of the rainfall totals from yesterday. these are the highest i could find. the bull's eye was in frederick county, 1.3 inches. slightly more in northern frederick county. martinsburg, about an inch and a quarter. that was from but rainfall yesterday. back to sunshine today, dry conditions. rain free today through the weekend. 68 degrees in winchester. for in cumberland, lexington park at 72 degrees. you notice the humidity and air. that will change later on today. less unit by lunchtime into the afternoon. 83 today for the high temperature. we will be below average today all the way through the weekend. a little breezy at times. a refreshing breeze out of the north at 10-20. here's the satellite and radar showing lingering clouds which we saw from the rooftop camera. then that is pushing to the
east. the rain showers have dissipated and moved offshore. there's rain still in parts of new england long island all the way into massachusetts. high-pressure selling in behind a cold front. with that will be a northerly wind. that will drop our humidity and are temperatures for the next couple days. 83 today, 78 tomorrow. running below average. cool start to meteorological summer. a mixture of sun and clouds today, the highs in the low 80s. that's the forecast. >> not much happening. first, we will talk about travel times, working or favor on the greenway, the toll road, 66 between centreville and the beltway. pretty good on 270. things are looking good. not much happening on the highway. this time of year is when traffic patterns change now that
most schools are closed. a lot of vacation time all-star happening in and out of town. so be respectful to those visiting. keep in mind of the month of june and early july, also a time of a lot of graduations. if you are traveling around a venue, they are vying for the best parking spaces and you will find unusual traffic patterns. i have said my piece. >> thank you. always appreciate your reports. it is 68 degrees in alexandria. >> a strange find for some canadian fishermen. we have the story behind this
there's nothing wrong with the video we are about to show. it is blue. >> canadian fishermen were hauling in their catch when they spotted a blue lobster, the first eocene in 30 years of fishing. >>-- the first that he has seen. >> more changes for the d.c. council following last week's resignation of council chair kwame brown. but there's a debate over who replaced him. >> and lisa baden will have a