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good morning to you washington. rise and shine on july 13. i am cynne simpson. >> i am kendis gibson. let us get a check on the roads with lisa baden. >> we are moving relatively quickly right now on the highway. travel times working in our favor for us right now. heading on to the greenway, the dulles toll road, 66 between centreville and the beltway. 270 leading father hurley boulevard, 17 minutes. we are running over to 95 with a live picture in the geico traffic center. now to steve rudin. >> here is doppler radar from the belfort furniture weather center. the shenandoah valley and the blue ridge, the rain will fall right now. not a lot of intensity with this. most of the shower activity will remain west of the d.c. metro
for the morning. here is our future cast as we move through the afternoon. showers remain to the west. our next chance for widespread storms across the mid-atlantic welcome on sunday. temperatures will be well into the 90's by then. highs today 82 to 87. wins out of the south at 5 to 10. coming up, we will hear your travel forecast into the extended outlook. >> thank you. a class in downtown l.a. -- police and 200 occupants turned violent. >> this was during the artois. a spokeswoman says the protesters started throwing rocks and bottles at the officers who were out there wearing riot gear. they tried to break up the protest. "the l.a. times" reports two officers were injured. there were several arrests. >> also knew, montgomery county
police are investigating a deadly motorcycle crash along the east village ave. it police are trying to figure out what caused the 46-year-old victim to hit the wleft curve. the man died at the scene. >> we are keeping track of the very latest involving threats against michelle obama. metro d.c. police officer who has worked with the white house is under investigation this morning, accused of making threatening comments about her. brianne carter is live in northwest washington this morning with the details. >> good morning. we understand that this officer accused of making this comment is an officer with a motorcycle unit assigned to a special operations unit within the metropolitan police department. people in the district say someone who is designed to protect and serve should not make comments like this.
>> when you sign on for a job to protect and serve, that is your job. >> of metropolitan police officers sometimes assigned to protect and serve the white house is now under investigation, accused of making a comment about shooting michelle obama. the remark was made during a discussion about white house security. the report also says the officer used a phone to show a picture of a gun. >> why would you threaten the first lady? >> the comment, while offensive,. to be off hand. perhaps intended as a joke. the secret service says they are looking into it. the department says "we received an allegation that inappropriate comments were made. we are currently investigating the nature of those comments." sources say the first lady was ever facing any serious threat.
this officer has now been placed on administrative duty pending this investigation. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> thank you for the latest there. let us go to the campaign trail. president obama plans to swing through the battle state of virginia. he will stop in roanoke and virginia beach today. tomorrow, he will visit glen allen. yesterday, dozens turned out at the fairfax campaign headquarters. they wanted to get tickets to the rally tomorrow at centreville high school. the guessing game over mitt romney's choice for a running mate is heating up. there is word of a new contender. a website says condoleezza rice tops his list of choices. neither she nor the romney campaign would comment. >> turning to the d.c. campaign
scandal, vincent gray tells us he is not stepping down despite the call for his resignation. it was business as usual for the mayor on thursday. wednesday, three council members urged him to step down after a third campaign member pleaded guilty to charges related to a shadow campaign during 2010. >> how do you not like this become a distraction? >> because i came here to do my job and that is what i intend to do. >> the mayor has not been charged with a crime. hear more from him later this morning. he will be on news channel 8 at 10:00 a.m. >> two weeks ago, the rapid moving storm barreled through the area causing widespread damage and power outages. today, the president of pepco faces questions from the d.c. council over why some pepco customers spent a week in the dark. john gonzales is live in northwest with more on the
questions. >> today was supposed to be a day when pepco found out if its rate increase was going to be approved. instead, the company is forced to answer tough questions in front of the d.c. council. they could eventually face a hefty fines. the majority of montgomery county residents spent the better part of seven days in the dark and without air- conditioning during an intensive heat wave. half a million pepco customers were without power. officials said this latest weather emergency highlighted how weak the utility company really is. these officials are calling on maryland regulators to find utility giants -- find the utility giants to set up a reserve fund. later, they will put pepco on the hot seat. >> it was terrible.
they did not know whether they were coming or going. they could not make a reasonable prediction. >> earlier this week, pepco did ask for an extension of the rate increase deadline. as for the meeting today the d.c. council meets at 1:00 p.m. the public will have a chance to submit questions. john gonzales, abc 7 news. >> one more note about the storm. some residents of riverdale towers apartment building, damaged by the storm have been allowed to return home. the storm damaged the roof and tuesday's weather left dozens of units with water damage. officials condemned the whole building. authorities say 43 of the 65 apartments are now considered safe. 22 units are still unsafe. >> we are looking at 73 degrees on this friday morning. much more still to come. >> the penn state community is reeling after learning of a cover-up related to the jerry
the commission report accuses former top officials including joe paterno and graham spanier of covering up the allegations in order to avoid bad publicity. >> the most powerful men and penn state failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who sandusky victimized. >> joe paterno's family and lawyers denied the conclusions and said there was no effort to hide sandusky's behavior. he was convicted and is facing up to life in prison. an australian man is coming under fire for a recent adventure he took. >> he says he wanted to encourage his nine-year-old daughter to try new things so he took her down the crater of one of the most active volcanoes.
that was the experience. they went down there. i am not sure if he will win in the parenting awards for that one. >> they had the protective gear on her. a lot of people were saying she was way too young to go down in an active volcano. i understand the premise of what he is trying to do. it is good to teach your kids to not have fear. maybe this is an extreme example, but -- >> this will do it for her. [laughter] 73 degrees. >> steve rudin? >> we are looking at a quiet start to our friday morning. 76 degrees at reagan national. 60's to the west. no problems across the continental united states. if you're looking for some showers, head out to western virginia. harrisonburg looking at scattered showers right now.
they will fizzle lot as they move towards the east. grab your umbrella just in case for later on today. high temperatures in the mid 80's. a look to your extended outlook. back into the 90's by sunday, monday, tuesday along with a chance for thunderstorms. here is an update on traffic with lisa. >> nothing bad about 95. 395 looks great. no worries on 66. metrorail is starting off on normal service. brunswick 87020 minutes late. 270 is quiet. travel time along 95 is in our favor. in laurel, there is a crash on 198 between 29 and 95. let us go back inside. >> all right. thank you. 73 degrees. still to come, team usa loses one of its basketball stars. >> we are hearing new audio tapes
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>> this is "good morning washington" -- on your side. >> we have the latest on that trayvon martin shooting case. there is no evidence against george zimmerman. the evidence includes 911 calls between george zimmerman and police as well as postings from his myspace page and interviews with 30 people. there is audio from the officer who are arrived that night trayvon martin was killed. >> i need somebody asap. i have one security. >> pages of eyewitness testimony details the horrifying calls for help. most neighbors heard the screams from zimmerman. a detective told agents that zimmerman was overzealous and
had a hero complex, but was not a racist. he is free on bond, awaiting trial on second-degree murder charges. >> investigators still have some questions about some -- suspicious wires found on a delta air plane. it was bound to madrid their return to kennedy airport after passengers reported strange wiring in the bathroom. the cruise evacuated the plane. they called in a bomb squad. the bomb squad did not find anything. they believe the wires did not belong to the airplane. two passengers were questioned and released. the controversy over team usa all of the uniforms intensifies. have reached a boiling . set up. lawmakers are upset that -- it may have reached a boiling . set up. lawmakers are upset that they were made in china. if factory in ohio could have
made the uniforms in time for the opening ceremony. that way, they could have been american made. >> they could make these blazers in the next 10 days and get them to london in time for our athletes. >> that may be an option. the u.s. olympic committee defended the uniform choice. this year's version of the basketball dream team lost blake griffin. the clipper says he tore cartilage in his left knee during the training camp. he will miss the olympics now. he will be replaced by a top draft pick, anthony davis. davis played in the exhibition win over the dominican republic last night. >> the washington nationals hope to extend their hot streak into the second half of the season. they're back this weekend in south beach against the miami marlins. the first pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
that is on top of the entire national leagues. the orioles get a feel they're back tonight when they host the detroit tigers. the pitches at 7:05 p.m. they are seven games behind the yankees. they would be a wild card if the playoffs started today. >> let us get a check on our weekend weather. >> it is here already. there are a few showers out to the west of us. a lot of folks getting ready to head out to the beaches. the beach forecast is not so bad. we call for a good deal of sunshine and temperatures that will warm back into the 90's. they are coming. look outside. annapolis. beautiful. beautiful sunrise. 40 minutes ago. we are losing a minute and half of daylight as we move through the month of july. 76 degrees at the airport. 73 in d.c. right now.
head over to ashburn, 68. our final stop is maryland at 72. temperatures outside range from the mid to upper 60's. 68 degrees in manassas. showers to the west of us. we will look for acquired conditions as we move through the late morning and early afternoon hours. to the south, we have a stationary front that lifts northward, converts to a warm front, and that is why we are looking at some showers to the west of the d.c. metro. head towards harrisonburg and into west virginia, this is where the heaviest activity is located right now. that will start to this a lot as we move through the day. most of the showers are in the shenandoah valley -- that will start to fizzle out as we move through the day. most of the showers are in the shenandoah valley. the heat and humidity come back. 82 to 87. and tomorrow, a chance for it
thunderstorm or two. near 90 degrees. the extended outlook calls for highs back in the low were 90's by the end of the weekend and into the start of next week. get ready. the heat is on. let us get an update on the rush-hour commuters. >> we are going right along to newschopper 7, looking at a crash in laurel on 198. westbound. this is between interstate 95 and 29. this is the crash. only one lane is getting by. 190 eastbound, you look like you are pretty quiet. no problems to report in virginia. i will give you a picture live on 95. headlights are northbound. brief delays in springfield. the pentagon and metro rail is on normal service. back to the news. >> not looking bad. the ceo of j.p. morgan chase faces questioning from wall street analysts. >> news of a possible pilot
shortage. paula faris has the details in the report. >> good morning. tapping "america's money" wells fargo will pay $175 million to settle charges. there were claims that tens of thousands of black and hispanic borrowers paid higher interest rates because of the color of their skin. growing questions for the head of j.p. morgan chase, the ceo will face analysts this morning after reporting trading losses in the billions. a new airline industry shows possible pilot shortages. almost half a million new pilots will be needed in the next 20 years. it is raising concerns airlines could hire less qualified pilots. digg found a buyer. they turn down google's offer of $200 million.
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uber testing ice cream trucks in several cities. click on the uber app. there is a button that says ice cream. order up to five flavors. within minutes you have your selection of ice cream from uber's taxi company. they are doing it in several cities. >> that is good. you to select what kind you want before they come? >> once they come, you can select what other flavors you might want. tomorrow, they will announce the fitness trainer. >> you are joking. i was like, really? [laughter] i am so excited about this. michael jackson's music and choreography coming to life this weekend in washington. it is the michael jackson in mortal world tour. the collaboration between his
estate and cirque distillate -- girquecirque de soleil. most of the performers were cast in his tour before he died. this is a lot of original choreography. my mom went to the show and she said it was unbelievable. >> it is sold out. >> i do not know. tonight's maybe. there are still tickets throughout the weekend. i am working on be dazzling my silver glove so i can embody michael. >> has been singing songs all morning. >> ♪who is it? ♪ still another half-hour of "good morning washington."
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington" -- on your side. >> why would you threaten the first lady? >> straight ahead, a startling comments about the first lady made from a metro p d officer. he allegedly works with the white house. we are live with the latest. >> plus police make an arrest in a horrific animal cruelty case. who they say through a brick on a dog's head. good morning. it is friday, july 13. i am kendis gibson. i am cynne simpson. good morning. let us get started with your weekend -- >> i am cynne simpson. good morning. let us get started with your
weekend forecast. >> showers confined west of d.c. take a look at doppler radar. let us go to west virginia. the blue ridge. the shenandoah valley. those are your best areas where you will see scattered showers. 82 to 87 for daytime highs with wins out of the southeast at 5 to 10 miles per hour. tonight, if you showers and storms. tomorrow, looking pretty good. all around 90. the heat and humidity is starting to build. our chief meteorologist, doug hill, will talk about the rest of the weekend. first, off two lisa baden. >> normal travel times in and out of baltimore. 95 to under 95. good. 270, a pretty smooth. -- 95, 295. good. 270, a pretty smooth. minor crash alexandria before
you access the wilson bridge. now, to the news. >> thank you. we begin with the latest. an investigation under way into allegations of a d.c. police officer threatening to shoot michelle obama. brianne carter is live in northwest. what do you know? >> good morning. according to reports, this officer sometimes assigned to michelle obama is now under investigation after allegedly making this comment about shooting the first lady. the officer as part of a motorcycle units. they would be escorting the first family or other dignitaries. the comment was made during a meeting about white house security. sources say the alleged comment while offensive, seem to be off hand. some are even calling it a joke. sources say the first lady was
never in any danger. the officer is now on administrative leave. we understand the secret service and metropolitan police departments are looking into this. reporting live, brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> thank you. virginia will be at the forefront of the presidential campaign today. president obama begins a two-day swing through the state. he is stepping in roanoke hampton, and virginia beach today. tomorrow, he will stop in glen allen and centreville high school. yesterday, obama supporters went to the fairfax campaign headquarters in order to get tickets for saturday's rally. >>mitt romney is fighting back against some of the obama campaign ads. >> they accuse romney of stripping jobs -- shipping jobs overseas when he ran bain capital. the romney campaign calls the allegations a lie and is
demanding an apology. texas. rick perry will campaign -- texas governor rick perry campaign for romney. >> pepco will answer tough questions today. they will come from the d.c. council and it is about how the utility's responded to last month's storm. this comes amid a proposal that could prove costly. john gonzales is live at the wilson building with more on what we can expect. >> may be some irony here. this is the day when pepco was supposed to find out if its rate increase would be approved. instead, the utility company will face tough questions from the city council and could eventually face a hefty fines. >> majority of residents that the better part -- spent the better spart in the dark. >> they never prepared for anything. >> pepco recruited response teams from around the country
and canada, trying to keep up with the devastations the storm left behind. officials say this latest weather emergency highlighted just how weak the utility company is when it comes to being prepared. >> it was terrible. they did not know whether they were coming or going. they could not make a reasonable prediction. >> officials are calling on maryland regulators to find utility giants -- fine the utility tao islagiants $100 million. they will focus on reliability and restoration after 66,000 residents lost power during the storm. >> we need to find e them. >> early , they ask for an extension on the rate increase deadline. the meeting is at 1:00 p.m. and we understand the public will have a chance to submit questions. >> all right. thank you.
metro is expected to announce new guidelines today. this is how fast trains can travel during each. this comes after the green line train derailed outside the west hyattsville station. excessive heat caused part of the track to buckle. many roads implement he restrictions when the mercury reaches a certain point. >> let us go to gaithersburg where investigators are canvassing a neighborhood for information that will help them solve a rape case. police officers are handing out fliers to drivers and businesses in the area of airpark road. a woman told police at man sexually assaulted her at night on monday. the suspect fled after the attack. >> a northwest d.c. neighborhood also on edge after a woman told police that she was sexually assaulted right in the
middle of the day. it woman was standing on a sidewalk along new hampshire avenue on wednesday afternoon when a man riding a bicycle stopped and fondled her. that man fled the area when the woman started yelling. >> i hope everyone is on the lookout. stay safe as much as possible. and there are a lot of people around here hopefully someone saw and can catch the guy. >> local nonprofit group has set up a facebook page to warn people about the incident. d.c. police are trying to determine if the suspect is connected to other sexual assaults. >> it is the case as one of the most disturbing animal cruelty cases. the humane society says district police arrested sean branch and charged him with animal cruelty. he killed king tut last month. drop a cement block on his head behind a convenience store.
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>> a california homeowner trying to get rid of a spider with his entire house on fire. these photos are from the enterprise record and show the aftermath. pretty unbelievable. >> there are better ways to get rid of the spider. >> i think so. my goodness. time for a check of traffic. let us start things off with lisa baden. >> hello. good morning. i am looking the way it is looking. metro rail reporting normal service. 95 between richmond and baltimore travel times working for us. 66 between centreville and the beltway, quiet. no issues to report right now at the wilson bridge. minor crash on the outer loop in alexandria. we are in good shape right now.
southbound traffic is on the close side of the screen. we are heading to doug hill in the weather center. >> it is looking awfully nice out there. go to the west, a different story. let us start you off with a look at one of our web cameras. it will be in the mid 80's. partly cloudy skies. 60's right now. temperature at reagan national comes in at 76 degrees. 70 at washington dulles. the live super doppler -- scattered showers around the area. most of it will stay to the west of the metro. we will have additional chances throughout the day. a couple of sprinkles into the nighttime hours, as well. temperature wise, we will hold
advertisements. let us get straight to "politico." before we get to that, i want to talk about condoleezza rice being at the top of the list of possible candidates. >> it is possible. two weeks ago, she said no way which she served as vice president. anything can happen. when you are talking about vice- presidential selection, go back to 2000. when george w. bush was looking for a vice-presidential candidate. he said dick cheney -- he was running the process. anything can happen. mitt romney has been talking about actually releasing the name of his vice presidential candidates prior to the republican national convention which is something that is not typically done. it is possible.
of course, he is looking at a hold a variety -- whole a variety. >> it probably will not happen before the olympics. the romney campaign just cannot with some counter advertisements saying that the obama campaign was lying. >> absolutely. we are kind of waiting for them to start lobbying why you're a liar, pants on fire. -- lobbying liar, liar, pants of fire. they used clinton in the advertisement. obama has been adamant about mitt romney's situation where he is on federal documents showing he was leading bank capital during a period when romney says he is not in control.
a lot of things being thrown at each other. >> they allege romney may have broken the law. we will see all of this plays out. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> this weekend, get ready for a round of laughter from a group of animated animals. arch campbell gives us his best bets for the weekend. >> good morning washington. a family friendly weekend at the movies. >> matter how long it takes, i will fight you. >> "ice age 4"leaves this week. -- leads this week. "the amazing spider-man" will nudge the $200 million mark. it is the best bet along with "moonrise kingdom" and "brave." i am march campbell.
abc 7 entertainment. -- i am arch campbell. abc 7 entertainment. >> is shaping up to be beautiful weekend if you like it hot. >> it will be a good weekend to be at the pool. >> it is always sat on fridays because we have to wait two days before we can talk again. washington lee high school. cloudy skies. some sunshine every morning this week. ko'd right now. fair amount of cutting as throughout the day. -- cloudy right now. fair amount of cloudiness throughout the day. 73 in alexandria. 74 in the district. if you sprinkles -- a few sprinkles is all we will see. these are caused from a stationary front that is moving north. scattered showers and sprinkles throughout the washington metro area will continue to the
northeast. once this hot air moves into the weekend, it will hang around for several days. our futurecast gives you a taste of the cloud cover and temperatures as we move through the day. kupper 80's. a couple of showers. most of the day will be dry. the more hot air, the more chance of a shower. especially tomorrow and sunday. we will call for mostly cloudy skies, isolated showers with scattered thundershowers. 82 to 87. for the weekend we will get up to the 90's. as we head for the next couple of days, more humidity with more chances of storm. a check out our forecast available at wjla.com. friday morning commuters may be in a hurry. let us find out from lisa baden. >> not this morning. everything is very quiet. we are rushing during rush hour. a belief slow down on the outer loop towards the up bridge with
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condoleezza rice. -- a surprising name at the top of this list. condoleezza rice . what happens when the athletes get together, dirty secrets. next right here on "good morning america." >> time to check this morning's top stories. a d.c. police officer is on the administrative leave. officers investigate allegations that he threatened to shoot michelle obama. "the washington post" reports that he worked for white house officials and others. >> investigators are handing out fliers to drivers and business is in gaithersburg right now. some live pictures. they are searching for information that will help them find a man suspected of raping a woman earlier this week. >> the d.c. council expected to grill pepco executives today. the company of's response to last month's storm -- thousands
of residents sweltered after the storm knocked out power. >> very young british artist is starting to make a name for himself. >> very impressive. the newspaper reports a nine- year-old sold 24 paintings in 16 minutes, allotting chto thousands of dollars. when he was 5, his mother wrote a retrospective book. pretty impressive at nine-years- old. >> of wonder if it would be as cooles if he was 25. >> valid question. he paints in oils. he does not use water colors like his classmates. here is lisa baden standing by.
>> i can try a means to figure in painted picture heading towards the pga mean stick figure in and paint a picture heading towards van dorn street. draws a picture, steve rudin. >> get ready for the heat and humidity. back for the weekend. scattered showers and thunderstorms as we move into next week. back to the 90's for daytime highs. nighttime lows will be in the 70's. just the uncomfortable typical july weather in d.c. >> it is consistent. no doubt. >> thank you. >> i am going to see mj. >> all do it for "good morning washington." -- that will do it for "good morning washington."